Originally Posted by DerelictMedia
I was going for the authentic way a gamer acts (which in reality is emotionless, cool look). Hollywood portrays them way too nerdy, way to frustrated, biting nails when they play and so on. I watch many gaming tournaments and have seen the way professional gamers act.
The problem is that narrative films have nothing to do with reality; let's face it, reality is boring. When I do sound everything, even for straight drama projects, is over the top, and comedies are way
over the top. A real gun doesn't make any noise when handled; if everything was as loose as they are sonically portrayed in movies the gun would probably blow up when fired. Computers make a beep, bleep or boop for every action; if they were really as noisy as portrayed in films they would drive the user crazy; if not listening to music or watching YouTube most of us turn the sound off. I could go through the whole list of sound clichés, but you get the idea.
So it is almost required to use all of the clichés and stereotypes, they are expected by the audience.