I’ve been watching a lot of the pre-release footage of Halo 5: Guardians, which comes out tonight. I also just finished playing Until Dawn. One noteworthy feature these video games have in common is that some of their characters are based on real-world, recognizable actors. Not just their voices -- their entire faces. In Halo 5, the character Buck looks just… Continue reading Do Video Games Need Movie Stars?
Video games have become increasingly story-oriented, and that has made voice acting more important than ever. Maybe that's why we're seeing big name actors voicing characters in games. In the early years of voiced games, game developers had to take a stab at recording lines themselves. Obviously, their success varied. But all of that has… Continue reading The Magical Mess of Voice Acting in Video Games