Sunday, July 09, 2006

News - Lady gamers get voice changer // PC /// Eurogamer

Hey! Synchronicity! Just talking about voice changing software, and it gets released. Story at Eurogamer. Changes gender, age, etc., seems to do an OK job. Hmmmmm.

Monday, July 03, 2006

SL Forums - Disguised voice chat

Since I'm bleathering on the forums, thought I'd spread the bleather here:

SL Forums - Disguised voice chat: "Love SL. The one thing which really gets to me is the time it can take to 'talk' through a keyboard. Simply speaking is much faster; I could type for an hour or speak the same content in ten minutes. Skype-like functionality could revolutionise SL.

Obviously, anonymity has to be part of the SL experience, but that's possible. If you have a Mac, try Garageband -- it allows live voice changing effects to be applied, including gender changing and other modfications.

It probably wouldn't be feasible everywhere, at least at first, but it would make a big difference in the long run. It could also bring a great many new residents -- why just call someone when you can meet them in SL for a virtual drink instead?