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Nolan North: developer performances 'matter more than mine'

Renowned voice actor Nolan North won the award for Best Performance for his role as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4 at the Video Game Awards on December 2, 2016. The bigger story is what he had to say during his acceptance speech.  Vo...   read

 
 
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Let's all watch the Overwatch voice actors goof off

Lúcio voice actor Jonny Cruz had numerous run-ins with the cast of Overwatch at Blizzard's campus, and thank goodness his camera was rolling. This is what we needed on a tense day like today. Be sure to stick around for the ending. ...   read

 
 
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(Update) These are the voice actor contract proposals that led to a strike

[Update: SAG-AFTRA has confirmed that the documents seen below are legitimate. Both sides of the negotiation seem positive about the deals they put on the table -- Ray Rodriguez, the chief negotiator for SAG-AFTRA, told Destructoid the docu...   read

 
 
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Video game companies and voice actor union struggle to communicate amid Electronic Arts picket

After declaring a strike of video game voice actors this past Thursday, acting guild SAG-AFTRA commenced with their first picket, marching outside the Electronic Arts offices in Playa Vista, CA. About an hour later, the collective group of ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Video game voice actor strike begins over concerns of 'safety and respect'

[Update: Sam Singer, a communications operative speaking on behalf of the negotiating video game companies, sent Destructoid an email regarding the claims made at the SAG-AFTRA roundtable. "The Companies are impressed and appreciative of th...   read

 
 
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Come meet the English voice cast for Persona 5

After playing a game, do you ever look up the voice cast and trace their history only to learn that, "Oh whoa, he also played that guy? And he was in that show? What the?!" (Semi-related: I'm still not over the fact that Uncle Phil from T...   read

 
 
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Writers' strike v2? Voice actors ordered to strike on Friday

[Update: I was informed by Sam Singer, representing the video game industry along with Scott J. Witlin, that the reported $100/hour minimum pay is incorrect. Rather, "the maximum voice session is 4 hours at $825, the minimum per hour rate i...   read

 
 
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Capcom explains different actor for Frank in Dead Rising 4

Savvy fans will have noticed that Frank West's voice has changed in Dead Rising 4. Longstanding actor, T.J. Rotolo, was not asked to return for the role and many fans were puzzled. Capcom has now let out some details about its plans with De...   read

 
 
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Fans ask Aksys to patch upcoming BlazBlue title

Update: I've been informed that the petitioners do not want Aksys to delay the game's release, as was initially reported. The petition is asking for an English dub to be distributed as DLC. The headline and some of the body of the article h...   read

 
 
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I still can't believe I'm in a game with Willis from Diff'rent Strokes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on Sup Holmes we're happy to welcom...   read

 
 


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Meet the people of Neo San Francisco in 2064: Read Only Memories

Games like Snatcher and Gabriel Knight were a little bit before my time, but they're pretty intriguing nonetheless. The fine folks at MidBoss do seem to remember those times, though, and 2064: Read Only Memories looks to recall th...   read

 
 
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Nolan North and Troy Baker chat about the end of Uncharted

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is out tomorrow and no doubt you've already read my review, but perhaps you'd like to hear longtime Nathan Drake voice actor Nolan North chat with new-Drake Troy Baker (Joel from The Last of Us) about the series ...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4 and Game of Thrones actors join Dishonored 2 cast

Bethesda has revealed the voice cast for upcoming Dishonored 2. While we got the release lowdown yesterday, the voice cast comes via an exclusive reveal in the latest Game Informer. Daredevil’s Vincent D'Onofrio and Rosario ...   read

 
 
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Cold Stone Creamery (Wii) voice acting will haunt me forever

You hear the first "good jooobbb" at :30 and what was once a weird, branded* cash-in with a Candy Crush color scheme and, well, a Candy Crush everything -- when did this come out? 2009! -- becomes a little less comfortable. *Because of reg...   read

 
 
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David Hayter is back as Snake and he's... selling cars?

Many fans missed hearing David Hayter as the English voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, and it's clear he's still bummed to this day to have been pushed aside in favor of actor Kiefer Sutherland. That...   read

 
 
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Very bad news: It doesn't sound like Danny DeVito will be Detective Pikachu

I'm sorry to have to crush all our hopes and dreams, but it looks like Danny DeVito most likely won't be voicing Detective Pikachu if the game is ever localized in English. At an event in LA yesterday, DeVito was asked if he was aware ...   read

 
 
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'I've got no particular love for Kojima' says original voice of Solid Snake

David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake, has some choice words for his old boss, Hideo Kojima. On a recent episode of The Game Informer Show, Hayter discussed his time as Solid Snake, as well as being replaced by Kiefer Sutherl...   read

 
 
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League of Legends, Skullgirls and World of Warcraft actress's tips for success

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday at 4:00pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over everyone! Thanks...   read

 
 
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David Hayter is back in the booth doing Metal Gear Things

[Update: Looks like Paul Eiding (Colonel Campbell) challenged Hayter to record an insult in Snake's voice. But let's be honest, Hayter knew what he was doing here. Thanks VG247 and Gene Jacket!] Start your rumor engine! David Hayter (the vo...   read

 
 
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Inside Critical Role: The Live D&D show led by voices you might recognize

Marisha Ray is surrounded by some of her closest friends, but there are tears welling in her eyes. A recent revelation has filled her with doubt and guilt in equal measure, leading her to believe that her previous actions may have brought d...   read

 
 
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More evidence that Danny DeVito needs to be the voice of Detective Pikachu

Some saint created the above trailer showing off what the English release of Great Detective Pikachu could be like if Nintendo takes notice of the petition to cast Hollywood sweetheart Danny DeVito in the starring role.  The peti...   read

 
 
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Fans petition Nintendo to get Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu

Sairith Aramor has started a petition to get Nintendo of America to hire Hollywood superstar Danny DeVito to voice the English localization of the recently announced Detective Pikachu.  "There are a number of us that feel as thoug...   read

 
 
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Watch Troy Baker show off his voice acting skills

A few weeks ago, Eurogamer saw Official Voice of Everybody Ever™ Nolan North perform the voices of a few of his many, many characters. Now, we get the Official Voice of Everybody Nolan North Doesn’t Voice™ Troy Baker doin...   read

 
 
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SAG game voice actors vote to authorize strike

Around two weeks ago, we reported on tensions between video game publishers and SAG-AFTRA, the primary union for screen actors. The two groups are in the middle of negotiating a new contract for video game voice actors, and haven't been abl...   read

 
 
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SAG-affiliated video game voice actors may go on strike

[Update: SAG-AFTRA declined to comment on this story due to "ongoing negotiations and mutually agreed upon media blackout"] Today, video game voice actors affiliated with SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television an...   read

 
 
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