Classic Tibia is getting sound for the first time in 25 years

One of the oldest MMORPGs around is finally getting a voice - in the form of sound, that is. The devs behind Classic MMO...

Roblox removes its iconic ‘oof’ sound effect as a result of an unexplained ‘licensing issue’

Even if you've never played Roblox in your life, you're very likely familiar with an "oof" sound effect that's in the game. The sound...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying sound in an MMO?

OK, I realize I am very late to this party, but I just figured out a few weeks ago that Lord of the Rings...
Feelings felt

The Daily Grind: What MMO music do you listen to out of the game?

The thing about video game music is that some of it is so perfectly attuned to a very specific game that it can feel...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite sound effect from an MMO?

We tend to pay a lot more attention to music than sound when it comes to MMOs, which is odd because both of them...

Crowfall shows off the art of designing sound for creatures

Sound design is important when you're working on an MMO. You want, say, the giant spiders players are fighting to sound right... but that...

Crowfall peels apart the layers of the Ranger’s sound design

"Great sound designers are among the unsung heroes of game development. When their work is on point, it blends seamlessly into the game’s environment,...
My spleen!

Worlds Adrift works on getting new audio for characters getting injured (and burping)

The little things make a big difference sometimes. You don't necessarily need your character to mutter "ow" in reaction to falling a few hundred...

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset added a new hour of music and 7,224 lines of dialogue

You might be finding yourself enchanted with Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset's pretty visuals, but what about the delight that your ears are sampling? ZeniMax gave...
Flying nowhere.

Check out voice recording from behind the scenes of Bless

You are probably aware that when you play an MMO, all of the voice samples you here are not produced in real-time by actors...

War of Rights makes the battlefield sound like hell

In its quest to replicate the authentic Civil War battlefield experience, the team at War of Rights has added a sound pack with this...

Fortnite adds silencers in its first Battle Royale update of 2018

The first Fortnite update of the new year has arrived for the Battle Royale mode, and it introduces the silenced pistol along with a...
There's no game, there's just a long series of development diaries about sound.

Sea of Thieves shares more details on the sounds of the ship

There's more to be learned about the sound design behind Sea of Thieves, and the most recent video diary for the game covers one...

Sea of Thieves will rope you in with its sound design

Sound design is one of those elements of video game production that you don't often consciously notice unless it's either missing, lackluster, or so...

Pantheon’s powers might sound more intense as players level up

Pantheon Creative Director Chris Perkins apparently wears many hats around the office, including that of being the game's composer. In a new developer diary, Perkins...
loud noises

Crowfall shows off the sound design for the Druid

Ah, the sounds of a druid! The metallic clang of her every step, the quacking noise she makes when she cries out for party...
We have your son in custody. We also have your older, fatter, balder son.

Final Fantasy XIV takes a look behind the magic of its sound design

Are you a fan of Final Fantasy XIV? Are you not a fan of Final Fantasy XIV while still feeling a great deal of...

Camelot Unchained releases 10th Unveiled newsletter

The 10th issue of Camelot Unchaineds Unveiled newsletter is filled with tidbits on lore, design, the community, patch notes, and more. There's even mention...
I'm sure somebody thinks that's neat!

Star Citizen’s sound designer weighs in on sound in space

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or yell, or fart, or blow up another ship. Sound doesn't travel well in a vacuum,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

We pay a lot of attention to what we're seeing in MMOs, but have you ever stopped to really process what you're hearing? Sound...