Sound in Games

Hey Polynauts, I'm hoping to get people's thoughts on sound in games.

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via user Blackbeard Ben on Flickr

In particular, I'd like to hear discussion on the following points, but feel free to expand or add to these as you like:

  • What kind of sound system hardware people use (television speakers, surround sound, headsets, etc.), including costs and pictures if people want to volunteer them
  • What kind of system you would like to get/are saving towards
  • Stories of how sound in games has positively or negatively impacted your gaming experience

I look forward to everyone's input, and will share my opinions in the comments as well.

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