CheatCC says, "Some of us gamers are old enough to remember a time when video games were voiceless. Sound effects were created by manipulating 8-bit synthesizers, which means there was no such thing as voice acting in video games. (The original Gameboy could synthesize simple vocal sounds, but not anywhere near well enough to do dialogue.) Eventually, more complex forms of audio were implemented, and this brought the human voice into our games. It was a rough road at first, but soon voiceovers would become a standard part of gaming."