The Turtle Beach® Recon™ 500 is a revolution in gaming audio, featuring patented 60mm Eclipse™ Dual Drivers, removable TruSpeak™ noise-canceling mic, and memory foam ear cushions. Works with Xbox, PlayStation®, and Switch consoles.
Audio is often one of the most overlooked aspects in video games by players. To some, it comes across as nothing more than window dressing. It’s hard for a player to ignore the flashy on-screen action and sophisticated mechanics on display, but a game’s audio can disappear into the background of an experience. Knowing some audiences don’t pay attention to, or completely miss out on the immense amount of work that goes into game audio is truly disappointing. This is because great game audio has the ability to transform an experience into something you’ll never forget. Made even more intense when paired with a great headset.
The audio component of today’s video games is incredibly impressive. Things have come a long way since the bleeps, bloops, and buzzes of platforms like the NES and SEGA Master System. Composers and sound designers from the early days of gaming did their best with modest hardware, but the soundscapes they can create today are limited only by their imagination.
Developers often spend years crafting their games. Countless hours are poured into projects, all in the hopes of creating something that resonates with gamers around the world. More often than not, there are the best of intentions behind games, and everyone involved works their hardest to launch something they can be proud of. Thankfully, most games end up hitting their mark, and fans flock to support them.
The eSports scene was hit hard in 2020 due to the pandemic. Numerous in-person events had to be scrapped, and tournaments were either significantly delayed, or permanently cancelled. eSports organizers were forced to rethink their approach to hosting events in ways that could keep fans entertained, and more importantly, safe. Slowly but surely, all the big names managed to piece together eSports events that gave the greats a venue to play, all from the safety of their homes.