In the name of celebrating these subtle but important efforts,we’ve pulled together some of the most iconic, memorable and flat-out awesome pause tones we could find. A few are obscure, but many of them, surprisingly enough, are among gaming’s most recognizable sounds. Like this one, for example:
After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.