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For a long time, Marshall's bread and butter was guitar amps. Then came headphones and Bluetooth speakers (via its partnership with Zound, makers of Urbanears) -- a fairly fitting diversification. Today, the brand is moving on to phones, announcing the "London," an Android (Lollipop) device for mu...

July 16th 2015 at 8:55am 0 Comments
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Rocking All Over the World is a free app for iPhone and iPad that asks you to help crowdsource rock history. Everybody has their own experiences, memories, and pictures from events they've attended. This app asks everyone to share those things to create a map showing where so many great things hap...

September 8th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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A while back I talked about the new SRS system for improving audio on Macs and iOS devices. DTS has now jumped into the sound improvement fray with the first Rock album released in DTS Headphone: X format, which claims to recreate an 11.1 channel system on standard headphones and speakers. The mu...

June 3rd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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With its contemporary setting, The Secret World has the opportunity to include not only an original score but regular songs as well. Funcom's handled this by broadcasting rock, techno, and other genre tunes over the many in-game radios, much as how Grand Theft Auto fans can tune into different stat...

September 24th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I'm upset with bards in MMOs. Don't get me wrong, I like the fact that they exist. But every single game that features bards uses them wrong. The bard is always a back-line character, someone who sits in the back and heals people through gently strumming on a lute. And that depresses me, because...

November 2nd 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Despite the fad of plastic instruments coming to a quiet end a few years ago, Rock Band is still a fairly popular brand, popular at parties and on the upcoming downloadable console version called Rock Band Blitz. But at least one part of Rock Band's legacy is going away for good: EA has announc...

July 24th 2012 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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When your game involves giant robots with massive rockets, lasers and high-tech HUDs, you don't need epic rock music drowning out the sound of metallic hellfire and thundering footsteps, as MechWarrior Online demonstrates with the above teaser trailer.You also don't need dubstep, but that's only b...

May 13th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We all know lasers make a "pew pew" sound, but shouldn't there be a sound effect button for high-speed burning meteors? Well, the US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas just recorded its own, capturing echoes of the Perseid meteor shower last Friday night. Every year, the Earth orbits dir...

August 17th 2011 at 1:54am 0 Comments