Gaming

5 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Video Game Voice Acting

Nothing shows off the modern cinematic qualities of video games like the advances in voice acting. We've gone from simple text speech and the occasional "Wise fwom you gwave" to performances that can rival a Pixar flick. Did anyone else start crying when Balthier was cavalierly fixing the Bahamut while the now-united forces of good and evil seek to keep to from falling on Rabanastre in Final Fantasy XII? If you didn't, stop reading. I don't write for soulless lizard people.

You only have to look at the nod to GLaDOS in Ellen McClain's role in Pacific Rim to see just how wonderfully our video game voice heroes are making their way out into the more traditional entertainment venues. Yet as they emerge sometimes we run across some very strange coincidences and quirks that are a little confusing. Here's five of them.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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