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Gaming Podcast 193: Hammer of Righteousness

October 12th, 2010 by Derrick Schommer · 6 Comments

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This week’s gaming podcast is a bit short on news and lacks a gaming history segment but we still managed to bust out a 1-hour show, so who knows how we pulled that off. The news is light, perhaps because of the US semi-holiday known as Columbus Day or because no company wants to rattle the news waves while they’re working on finalizing holiday launch titles. In any case, we’ve got Chrono Trigger as our flash back and this as our news:

The question of the week, what actor do you want to see do a voice-acting role in a video game?

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  • 1 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Oct 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I’m tired of this “PC gaming is dying” malarky. Seriously, it’s bullpucky.

    PC games sell the same as they always have. The thing is, it used to be 400,000 was MASSIVE SALES on a PC. Now it’s considered embarrassing.

    Console sales numbers have spoiled people. We see Halo: Reach selling $3M worth in the first week, and that is an unfair comparison to PC gaming. Good gaming rigs cost $900+. An Xbox 360 costs $200-300.

  • 2 TristanNo Gravatar // Oct 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Thought I might change things up a bit and get my comment in before the podcast is done this week. 🙂

    (offtopic, feel free to ignore last weeks comment, my fault for being slow to comment and just echoed what others said)

    @ the QotW

    David Tennant! x 5billion (for anyone who has somehow managed to never watch the greatest tv series of all tome, he is the tenth, and greatest, doctor)

  • 3 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Oct 14, 2010 at 11:04 am

    @ Chrono Trigger:
    Blasphemy! I loved RoboCop 3 on the NES. How can you say that you wouldn’t play such a game? 🙂

    @MSFT clossing Massive: oh man! And I was hoping that in-game advertising would work …
    I’m siding with Derrick, this piece of news just shows that in-game ads companies are not given a chance.
    Don, interesting idea about Google picking the idea up.

    @McDonalds and Zenga team up: it’s a marketing scheme I’d normally say it will fail. Actually all of the marketing schemes you mentioned sound silly. But because of that, it might actually work 🙂

    @QOTW: Jack Nicholson. Mickey Rourke also did a good job, making his part believable, although the game in question was pretty lame.

  • 4 squidNo Gravatar // Oct 18, 2010 at 2:09 am

    – Microsoft Closing Massive
    In-game advertising seems to be mainly used in racing games (like burnout, made by EA) and sports games (like FIFA, made by EA). That kinda shows that EA is one of the only companies really pushing in-game advertising. And as long as it doesn’t seem out of place or obtrusive, I’m fine with it.

    – QOTW
    Wow, really good question and a really hard one too, there’s so many great actors to choose from! I’d love to see Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Tony Shalhoub (from Monk), Jeremy Clarkson (from Top Gear) or Denzel Washington do some voice acting, but I think Tim Curry would be my pick. (sorry for that long list btw, I just couldn’t leave any of them out)

    Leonard Nimoy (Spock from the original Star Trek) did some voice acting for Civilization 4, which was very cool. And Christopher Lloyd is reprising his role as Doc Brown for a Back to the Future in development by Telltale Games. Just that by itself makes me want to buy it.

  • 5 KrudNo Gravatar // Oct 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I doubt I will post this in time for the podcast, which I’m betting is already recorded at this point, and this will probably have already been addressed, but both Patrick Stewart and Tony Shalhoub have done voice acting, as has Tim Curry. (Tim Curry’s done a LOT, actually, most recently Arl Howe in Dragon Age. Actually, I think he’s played an on-camera role in more than one game.)

    As for my own list, the less I actually recognize the voice actor in question, the happier I am (unless it’s a Pixar film, but that’s another medium entirely.) For instance, I rarely forgot that “Joker” in Mass Effect 1 & 2 was Seth Green. (Though I was okay with that, since he wasn’t a huge role, as such.)

    I want to hear the Allstate Guy in a game voiceover. (I forget the actor’s name, but he was also the president on early seasons of 24.) I’d also like Scott Bakula to voice a main character in a game.

  • 6 BetaniNo Gravatar // Oct 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    To elaborate on Krud’s comment, Patrick Stewart was a voice in “Oblivion”, and Tony Shalhoub was a voice in “Fallout 2”. Sorry to milk a dead horse there…

    At least everyone else’s picks are somewhat possible. My picks would require either the invention of a time machine, or the services of a qualified necromancer: Madelyn Kahn and Wolfman Jack. I suppose there’s always the option of archival materials, though.

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