Christopher Buffa (Prima Games): If by chance you’re single and living alone, buy surround sound and crank up the volume to a 100. Enjoy the thundering bass of the subwoofer during heated rounds of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Far Cry 4. Revel in the crackle of gunfire and thunderous explosions now, because there’s a good chance your life will turn upside down once you get married and have kids. If you fall into that camp, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Here’s the deal. I’m married to my wonderful wife and her parents live with us in a two-story house. They go to bed rather early, which gives me three or so hours to enjoy some games before passing out myself, but there’s a catch. Despite the house being a decent size the rooms are fairly close by, which makes raising the volume impossible without waking someone up.