Friday February 10, 2017

Who Killed PC Audio, and will Soundcards Ever Be a Thing Again?

In the latest episode of PC World's The Full Nerd Gordon Ung interviews Ryan Schleiper from Creative Labs, and tackle the rather controversial topic of who killed PC Gaming audio, and what its future might look like. If you enjoy a walk down memory lane when it comes to old school PC tech, and would like a Creative employee's inside perspective on it, I think you guys will enjoy this one.

I have taken the liberty of fast forwarding the embedded video to when they get to the topic at hand at 14:06, but as an old fart myself, I enjoyed the whole thing.

This week on The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray are joined by special guest Ryan Schlieper of Creative Labs as we dig into the greatest mystery of all: Who really killed PC gaming audio?

Schlieper and the crew also cover the state of the audio API wars, why 3D positional audio suddenly matters again, and ponder the future of dedicated soundcards.

Finally, Gordon tells us why using the front panel plug on your PC just sucks.

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