Voice Acting for Video Games

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Voice Acting for Video Games

A group for voice actors to discuss the exciting world of video game VO

Members: 59
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2013

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Expanding Marketing for video game VO

Started by Brent Halfyard Oct 13, 2010. 0 Replies

Hello Kevin and other members. I've just joined the group and timing is good as I've just finished my first game! I actually voiced all adult male parts ( 6 or 7) and cast some VO associates of mine…Continue

Tags: voices, marketing, character, success, game

Free Live Webinar Chat With Mercedes Rose - Voice of Princess Rosalina in Mario Kart & Super Mario World!

Started by Kevin Delaney Sep 10, 2010. 0 Replies

On Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 10 p.m. Eastern, I'll host a FREE live Webinar Chat with the incomparable Mercedes…Continue

Tags: videogames, game, character, vo, acting

Live Video Chat Thursday 9/9 with Video Game Voice Actor Adam Harrington

Started by Kevin Delaney Sep 1, 2010. 0 Replies

I'll be hosting a free, live Video Chat with prolific Bay Area video game VO artist Adam Harrington on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m/ Eastern.Full details can be found at my…Continue

Why Do So Many Video Games Have Such Bad Voice Acting?

Started by Kevin Delaney. Last reply by Craig Crumpton Aug 27, 2010. 2 Replies

A friend sent me this YouTube video — “The 50 Worst Moments in Video Game Voice Acting”: Is this supposed to be funny? Watching the clips, I felt gripped with terror that at any moment I’d be hearing…Continue

Tags: worst, voiceover, for, voices, games

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Comment by Joe J Thomas on April 7, 2011 at 10:57am
@Lauren - Kudos on your game roles!  Wishing you many more to come (GlaDos was an awesome performance)
Comment by Lauren Synger on April 7, 2011 at 10:49am

Hi all,

 

I just joined this group because last year I voiced 6 characters for an online PC game and a female villainess in a wii game by ghostfire games. Character work is my passion and the more challenging, and wackier the better! I would love to continue to grow my video game vo career and become the next GLADOS or a voice in Bioshock (LOVE the VO in those games!!!) Yes, I am a voice actress animation and anime, and videogame geek and I am so glad to see I am NOT alone;)

Comment by Joe J Thomas on March 18, 2011 at 11:24pm
@Heather - Improv and Stage work are great prep for video game characters.  LA Connection has several improv classes, and there's plenty of theater in the area. Building characters for video games is really just building characters for acting, with a bit of mic technique thrown in, IMHO.  Feel free to shoot me a message if you'd like more info...
Comment by Heather Downey on March 18, 2011 at 8:25pm
Hey there, Does anyone have any recommendations for a video game workshop? I've started to get more auditions and I'm feeling a bit lost...Thank you!!!
Comment by John Armstrong on March 3, 2011 at 9:40am
List created on Machinima of Top 10 Game Voiceovers. Not my choices but interesting. http://bit.ly/fQZEuc Hope non of you guys are listed there!
Comment by Patrick Sweeney on September 9, 2010 at 10:56pm
Great chat with Adam Harrington Kevin. Thanks for putting it together.
Comment by Felecia Angelle on August 27, 2010 at 10:35am
I really appreciate this group! As a nerd AND actor I'd like to help turn the tide on these stereotypes about Voice-over in nerdy vehicles. Video games and English anime dubs take the hit hardest from the fan base because of how rocky things were in the early days. Today's Voice-Over artists deserve some credit!
Comment by Barbara Weber-Scaff on August 27, 2010 at 2:53am
Over here in France we get the craziest dialogue from the supposedly bilingual in- house translators...but lucklily for us they cannot get someone from around the office to do the voice...unlLESS of COUSE dey are looking just for an e-VIL french sounding perSON! So they call actors, thank goodness, usually!
Comment by Jason Hammond on August 26, 2010 at 11:55pm
Just from experience in having worked for Microsoft, usually what the industry will do is if it is not a big name they are using for the recording, they try to saave money by just using whomever they can find around the office. As the technology in video games advance, they should really advance the quality of the voices they have in the games too, at least in theory...
Comment by Adam Harrington on August 26, 2010 at 11:49pm
Ahhh, gaming VOs. Now yer speakin' my language.

Glad someone finally put a group like this together. Thanks for providing this forum Kevin.

I do all sorts of other VO work, but gaming is BY FAR the most rewarding for me. I'll choose becoming a zombie-pox infected evil pirate over narrating an in-house corporate video for microsoft any day of the week.
 

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