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March 2015

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Page 29 of 51 28 POST MARCH 2015 n the train ride home during your commute from work, on the plane before take-off, at your nephew's mid- dle school winter recital, and even in the bathroom — yeah, I went there and you know you have too — everyone seems to be occupied with mobile games. And not simply as a means of killing time. These games offer stolen moments of self-indul- gence, of escape, of risk-free interaction with strangers. Today, as users demand higher quality entertainment crammed into those 100MB download packs, these AAA games in the palm of your hand are delivering 3D-graphics, better game interfaces, and richly-designed sound (that doesn't annoy, and doesn't distort). FIFA 15 ULTIMATE TEAM FOR ANDROID EA Sports' FIFA franchise is known for recreating the exciting game-day atmo- sphere of the soccer world's most popular clubs. And FIFA 15 builds on past suc- cess by including ambience and cheers recorded in various stadiums at over 20 Barclays Premier League matches. Live crowd reactions for goals and misses, whistles, and club chants during those games were captured on 24 mics placed around the stadium. Those real, authentic team sounds elevate the game experience to another level. In addition to the FIFA 15 console game, senior audio artists Amos Hertz- man and Tyler Berrie at [Audioworks] EA Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sweet Escape BY JENNIFER WALDEN In addition to 3D graphics and slick interfaces, today's mobile games deliver richly-designed sound O FIFA 15 Ultimate Team for Android incorporates sound elements from the console version of the game.

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