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  • Blog Post: David Hayter: Playing Metal Gear Solid V Would Have Been '60 Hours Of Humiliation'

    On a recent special episode of the Game Informer Show podcast , we look back at the recording of one of gaming’s most important titles. Metal Gear Solid, which debuted in 1998, brought the series into the 3D world with compelling voice acting and a complex and engaging story. A big part of that... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Let’s Talk About Voice Acting

    This week’s biggest topic has been the potential voice actor strike. If you’re not up to speed on the situation, we have a handy explainer for you . But that’s not exactly what we want to discuss today. Set aside your personal feelings about what the union wants or what the publishers... More
  • Blog Post: Wil Wheaton Joins Voice Cast Of Nintendo's Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

    The for Star Trek: The Next Generation actor will be cast as a historic figure in Nintendo's new strategy game. Today, Nintendo's official Twitter account tweeted: ". @wilw spotting! Wil Wheaton lends his talents to #CodeNameSTEAM for #3DS as the voice of the great Abe Lincoln." The... More
  • Blog Post: What Video Game Character’s Voice Do You Hate?

    With high-caliber voice talent and advanced recording technology, the quality of voice acting in video games is at an all-time high. Gone are the days of Jill sandwich and fill-your-dark-soul-with-light blunders. In their place, we have performances like Troy Baker’s nuanced turn as Joel in The... More
  • Blog Post: Dust: An Elysian Tale Celebrates A Year On The Market With Voice Acting Outtakes

    As of Thursday August 15, Dust: An Elysian Tale has been available for purchase for one full year. In celebration, a video has appeared online showcasing some of the outtakes that occurred during the game's voice-over recording sessions. Check out the video below to hear a collection of flubs and... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Important Are Licensed Voice Actors?

    A bad license game is a bad license game, but when a game is actually good, how much does having the official voice cast factor into your purchase? Earlier today, Activision announced that Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, who play the Dixon brothers in AMC's The Walking Dead show, will reprise their... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars: The Old Republic Is The Largest Entertainment Voice Over Project Ever

    According to Guinness, Star Wars: The Old Republic has more voice over work than any other project ever. The game has over 200,000 lines of recorded dialogue according to Guinness, easily beating out any feature film or other video game. I'm curious what exactly defines "a project," though... More
  • Blog Post: Fable III Has "The Greatest Cast That Any Computer Game Has Ever Had"

    Peter Molyneux is known for being incredibly enthusiastic about his games, often to the point of hyperbole. Still, when he boldly claims that Fable III will have "the greatest cast that any computer game has ever had," it's hard not to be intrigued. Molyneux was talking up the Fable III... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect 2 Boasts A Stellar Voice Cast

    Electronic Arts and BioWare today announced the voice cast for the upcoming RPG Mass Effect 2, a roster that includes Martin Sheen, Michael Dorn and Carrie-Anne Moss. Seth Green and Keith David returns to voice Joker and Admiral David Anderson. Sheen plays the Illusive Man, a character in charge of the... More
  • Blog Post: Voice Actors, Game Makers At An Impasse

    The relationships between game developers and voice actors are becoming increasingly strained, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times . One of the issues involves so-called “atmospheric voices,” or the background characters such as soldiers, monsters, and other NPCs that populate... More
  • Blog Post: Link Could Have Had Mario’s Voice

    It’s hard to forget the first time you heard Mario’s high-pitched, Italian voice greet you at Mario 64’s title screen. Believe it or not Charles Martinet, the voice actor responsible for Mario’s pipes, made a pitch to voice Miyamoto’s other darling, Link. "I spoke to... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Voice Cast Revealed

    The big news coming out of the latest Report from Kojima Productions (which you can download and listen to here ) is the unveiling of the voice cast for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Metal Gear fans are going to want to listen to the whole show for a little extra detail and insight, but here’s... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Voice Actors See Improved Wages

    Whether it's Kristin Bell lending her voice to Assassin's Creed II or Mickey Rourke doing Rogue Warrior, there are more and more big name actors entering the video game realm. Apparently, up until now they haven't been getting paid properly. Fortunately, the Studio Actors Guild (SAG) and... More
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