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Do You Know Your Video Game Voice Actors? | LVLSelect

Do You Know Your Video Game Voice Actors?   | LVLSelect | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
The hardcore gamer community, LVLSELECT, created this video, "Do You Know Your Voice Actors?" which challenges other gamers to identify the voices behind some of the most popular and best-reviewed video games, like "Uncharted," and "Assassin's Creed." For being a fan site, they've done a nice job, but it looks they also left some pretty well-known game actors off of the list. Maybe they'll have to do a "Do You Know Your Voice Actors? Part II."

By the way, the narrator is a self-identified "hard core gamer," not a voice actor.

http://www.lvlselect.com: "Lets see how much of a hardcore gamer you are :)"
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The Increasing Importance of Voice acting in video games | The Grumbler

The Increasing Importance of Voice acting in video games  | The Grumbler | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Good article...truthful, smart observations about the subtle importance of video game acting from the point of view of a non-voice actor/actual end user.

The more that gamers like "Gamecultist" who understand and appreciate good voice acting, expect and demand it from video game producers, the better it will be for both gamers and voice actors.

From "Gamecultist" @The Grumbler.The Grumbler: "Good voice actors help solidify the individuality of a game. Sure, in the beginning you might be thinking “Why does my dad sound so much like Liam Neeson?" and that can be distracting and take away from the experience. But, after a while, the voice talent kicks in and you forget who was cast for the role in the first place. "
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Where Do Video Game Bad Guys Come From...And What Does This Mean To Voice Actors? | Kotaku

Where Do Video Game Bad Guys Come From...And What Does This Mean To Voice Actors? | Kotaku | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
So what does this mean for voice actors? The conclusion---which I've been preaching now tor a very long time---seems inescapable: Eef you fvant to fverk in fvideo gayim, comrade, esspecially ez "bedguy"...you MUS furz mastir diyalek!

Kotaku: "Here's a hint: they don't come from countries where people speak English. Complex sat down with a number of recent shooters and plotted where on the map the game's villains (or at least opposing force) came from..nearly all came from either former communist states, communist states or the developing world."
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Get Ready For Your Close-Up! Rockstar's Incredible "LA Noire" trailer features the best video game acting yet...New technology captures voice actors' facial expressions | EL33TONLINE

Get Ready For Your Close-Up! Rockstar's Incredible "LA Noire" trailer features the best video game acting yet...New technology captures voice actors' facial expressions | EL33TONLINE | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
If the next video game character you voice bears an uncanny resemblance to you, it may be more than just a coincidence...

Get ready for your close-up...in a recent "Making Of" video released by Rockstar Games, voice actor, Keith Szarabjaka, describes the MotionScan technology that powers LA Noire's innovative facial animation system as "a constant close-up; but it's a close-up from 360 degrees."

EL33TONLINE: "If a videogame is affiliated with Rockstar ("Grand Theft Auto," "Red Dead Redemption"), you can bet on at least one thing: The voice acting contributed to the game by real life performers is going to be best-in-class, top-notch and amazing.

With LA Noire, not only is this voice acting still of the highest quality, but thanks to new technology able to capture the actors’ facial expressions during recording, the performers’ physical acting is also incredible."
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Video Game Localization - A Tricky Game | GameDev.net

Video Game Localization - A Tricky Game |  GameDev.net | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
If you've ever been curious about Video Game localization---what it is exactly and what is involved---this article provides a good overview of the process and various considerations from the game developers' POV. A bit dry, but informative...Btw Glad to see that they advocate hiring professional voice actors in any language...

GameDev.net: "The quality of voice acting in games has become increasingly important over ..."
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Acclaimed "StarCraft" series lead, Robert Clotworthy, shares Insights on voice acting in video games

Acclaimed "StarCraft" series lead, Robert Clotworthy, shares Insights on voice acting in video games | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
An interview with veteran voice and video game actor, Rob Clotworthy. Rob, who's been working steadily as a voice actor since he was 15, shares his insights into the process of preparing for and acting in video games. As far as fan interviews go, it's one of the better ones.

DIALOGUE JUNKIE: "We had the privilege of interviewing Robert Clotworthy, the man behind the voice of Captain Jim Raynor in StarCraft and StarCraft II. He answered questions about his life, career, and state of dialogue in the industry. "
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