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The Game Audio Explosion – A Guide to Great Game Sound Part I: Pre-production and Sound Design

I. FAR BEYOND BLEEPS AND LOOPS

The new console era is upon us. It has been met by developers everywhere with
great anticipation, promise, …and yet, reluctance. Programmers have spent a
large portion of the past decade squeezing every last bit of potential from our
PS2s, Xbox’s and Gamecubes.
Now, after tricking these machines into performing beyond their expectations,
the shackles of technology have been lifted yet again. But will the next
generation consoles guarantee better audio?

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Why Sustainable Society Leaders Will Be The Rock Stars of the 21st Century

This is more than just wishful thinking. Sustainable Society Leaders, that is, those who can show a practical, tangible path to a more egalitarian, sustainable, responsible and personally empowering future for everybody, will be the rock stars of the 21st century. Current day ‘haters’ (particularly politicians and talk show hosts) ridicule anyone offering anything other than the game plan they’ve always known. As if their plan is working.

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The Sustainability of the Cop15 Copenhagen Meeting

Events have long been targeted by environmentalists as wasteful, due to the relatively large amount of waste generated, energy consumed during the event and most significantly the carbon emitted by participants and visitors in getting to and from the venue. Large global conferences, particularly those with environmental themes, have recently been eyed by NGOs as being environmentally hypocritical.

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