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1st Apr '16 9:12:20 PM JackWhitehead
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* [[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame Arcade games.]] While the modern enthusiast scene generally favors silent buttons and joysticks for smooth action, to many nostalgic players the experience just isn't the same without old school clicky buttons and joysticks.
8th Feb '16 1:20:05 AM pvsage
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** Mechanical keyboards have returned in popularity these last few years, being made by gaming gear companies such as Razer and Steelseries. The main benefit is that mechanical keyboards are ''indestructible'', able to take the stress and [[RageQuit anger]] any player can throw at it. Others just find the feel and the sound satisfying, genuine.

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** Mechanical keyboards have returned in popularity these last few years, being made by gaming gear companies such as Razer and Steelseries. The main benefit is that mechanical keyboards are ''indestructible'', nigh-''indestructible'' (each keyswitch has a rated live about ten times that of the membrane contacts in a rubber dome keyboard), able to take the stress and [[RageQuit anger]] any player can throw at it. Others Many advocates claim mechanical keyboards also give better tactile feedback, while others just find the feel and the sound satisfying, genuine.
27th Dec '15 2:03:16 PM nombretomado
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* Used symbolically in ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' whenever Steve Austin uses his bionics.
* Every time Slim Charles in "TheWire" moves his head we get to hear the click of the beads on his braids. Word of God says the clicks were augmented cos they liked the sound. For a series with a strictly realistic soundtrack (only heard when someone has the stereo on in universe), this was the nearest thing to mood music for the tall man.
* In the days before special sound effects, [[DoctorWho the Doctor]] operated the TARDIS' console with the clicks of switches and the ratcheting of dials.

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* Used symbolically in ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' whenever Steve Austin uses his bionics.
* Every time Slim Charles in "TheWire" ''Series/TheWire'' moves his head we get to hear the click of the beads on his braids. Word of God says the clicks were augmented cos they liked the sound. For a series with a strictly realistic soundtrack (only heard when someone has the stereo on in universe), this was the nearest thing to mood music for the tall man.
* In the days before special sound effects, [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] operated the TARDIS' console with the clicks of switches and the ratcheting of dials.
9th Dec '15 11:09:01 AM Saramoff
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* Tether in {{Literature/Enter The Farside}} has the ability to link two objects together, and can send one flying to the other with a thought. Everytime uses his powers, there's always a click that can be heard.
25th Oct '15 5:33:25 AM AgProv
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* This is the reason why silent touch-screen buttons are incredibly unpopular among older users, people who have been conditioned to expect an audible click of some sort when pressing a button - this is interpreted as confirmation the machine has received your instruction and is acting on it. If nothing happens when swiping a hot-spot button onscreen, not even a reassuring button-click, older users can get disorientated or assume the thing hasn't worked. For this reason, digital cameras incorporate a shutter-click noise when activated. It isn't needed and strictly speaking it makes no sense on a digital. But it signals, to people used to hearing the shutter-click on an old-style film camera, that the camera has been activated and a photo successfully taken.
8th Sep '15 3:31:35 PM MarkLungo
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So we get the DramaticGunCock where a click shows everyone's ready for action or the LandMineGoesClick to give that "Oh shi-" moment as something that the audience possibly still can't see [[FiveSecondForeshadowing is revealed]]. KnuckleCracking can have the cricking of bones under TheHero's skin to show their hidden emotions or to portray their bodies as weapons made ready while RapidFireTyping has the clackity-clackity of button clicking to emphasise a sense of activity, speed or urgent effort in the hacker's action while they're actually in a very still and sedentary position.

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So we get the DramaticGunCock where a click shows everyone's ready for action or the LandMineGoesClick to give that "Oh shi-" "OhCrap" moment as something that the audience possibly still can't see [[FiveSecondForeshadowing is revealed]]. KnuckleCracking can have the cricking of bones under TheHero's skin to show their hidden emotions or to portray their bodies as weapons made ready while RapidFireTyping has the clackity-clackity of button clicking to emphasise a sense of activity, speed or urgent effort in the hacker's action while they're actually in a very still and sedentary position.



* MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha The series practically breathes this trope when the intelligent devices get an upgrade. Suddenly they go from being fun little quirky guns to being bad-ass revolvers, or hand-held artillery weapons with shot-gun shells.
** The devices, take this UpToEleven when they begin transforming into more complex weapons and reverting back.
* Manga/FullmetalAlchemist has Riza Hawkeye does this to Envy the [[SevenDeadlySins Homunculus]] (who was taking the form of Roy Mustang), causing him/her to panic and reveal itself by using its normal squeaky voice.
** Then she proceeds to empty the clips of 5 guns on it '''''AT ONCE'''''

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* MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha The series ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' practically breathes this trope when the intelligent devices get an upgrade. Suddenly they go from being fun little quirky guns to being bad-ass revolvers, or hand-held artillery weapons with shot-gun shells.
** The devices, devices take this UpToEleven when they begin transforming into more complex weapons and reverting back.
* Manga/FullmetalAlchemist ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has Riza Hawkeye does this to Envy the [[SevenDeadlySins Homunculus]] (who was taking the form of Roy Mustang), causing him/her to panic and reveal itself by using its normal squeaky voice.
** Then she proceeds to empty the clips of 5 guns on it '''''AT ONCE'''''''at once''.
8th Sep '15 3:09:53 PM PrimeEvil
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* In the days before special sound effects, [[DoctorWho the Doctor]] operated the TARDIS' console with the clicks of switches and the ratcheting of dials.
21st Mar '15 9:17:38 PM StClair
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* Manga/FullmetalAlchemist has Riza Hawkeye doing something like this to Envy the [[SevenDeadlySins Homunculus]] in the form of Roy Mustang when she gets her to reveal her form by using a ClickHello to cause him/her to panic and use its normal squeaky voice.

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* Manga/FullmetalAlchemist has Riza Hawkeye doing something like does this to Envy the [[SevenDeadlySins Homunculus]] in (who was taking the form of Roy Mustang when she gets her to reveal her form by using a ClickHello to cause Mustang), causing him/her to panic and use reveal itself by using its normal squeaky voice.
21st Dec '14 10:38:31 AM MarqFJA
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+ ClickHello
+ DramaticGunCock
+ KnuckleCracking
+ LandMineGoesClick
+ NoisyGuns
+ RapidFireTyping

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+ * ClickHello
+ * DramaticGunCock
+ * KnuckleCracking
+ * LandMineGoesClick
+ * NoisyGuns
+ * RapidFireTyping
3rd Dec '14 1:09:39 PM StyilMagnus
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** Then she proceeds to empty the clips of 5 guns on it '''''AT ONCE''''' And hello Gabrielle.

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** Then she proceeds to empty the clips of 5 guns on it '''''AT ONCE''''' And hello Gabrielle.ONCE'''''
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