Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Birthday Cake is a Lie (and Poisonous)!

Amazing how time flies, today is the one-year anniversary of the first "Strange Moment in Gaming History" post on this blog!  Many thanks to everyone who has read and commented on my posts!

So why don't we celebrate with the cake from Portal?

Before you dig in though, you might want to read through the list of ingredients for the cake, which contains some inedible items, such as "fish shaped solid waste" and "fish shaped dirt."  If you feel that your stomach can handle GLaDOS' stomach-dissolving cake, well then enjoy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Side of Voice Acting in Games

Voice acting in videogames always seems to be hit or miss. The voice actors either do a fantastic job, which immerses us into the story, or they fail spectacularly, leading to years of Youtube memes and bad jokes on gaming forums.  In the past I have written about some of the most famous instances of laughable voice acting, so today I'd like to try something different.

If you're a geek like me, you enjoy looking up game voice actors on IMDB in order to see all the various game characters they've voiced throughout their careers.  There's no doubt that while they may be proud to have voiced certain characters, they most certainly harbor deep feelings of shame at the thought of some of the other pixelated bozos they were suckered into voicing.