voice acting

Charles Boyd Doing New Voiceovers for SWTOR

So what’s new in the world of SWTOR? Will we see new content any time soon? A sign from the Twitterverse says yes. Charles Boyd, lead designer and creative for SWTOR announced via Twitter that he was headed to LA again for the next round of SWTOR voiceover work with the ” amazing” cast of talent. This is exciting news for fans because it always means more content is being created. You can see that post here: It’s that time again – heading to LA for the next round of #SWTOR voiceover with our amazing cast of talent 😀 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) March 13, 2016 What do you think they could be working on recording right now? Could it be KotFE Season 2 stuff? It’s really all speculation at this point. All we really do know is that we will get more content. Whenever conversations like this get started,…

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SWTOR Alliance Missions Silenced Hurts Companion Reunions

Many fans of SWTOR are of the opinion that silent alliance missions are hurting companion reunions. Most agree that any class meeting a former companion should be fully voiced. Other classes can have the text options but it takes away from the overall experience of the companion reunion and for many, it makes them feel so emotionally unattached that it ruins the experience. Imagine meeting with a companion after a long absence. You express how much you miss them and how happy you are to see them again and he/she just stands there blank-faced. Yeah… it’s kind of a let-down. For many players, one huge appeal to SWTOR was the voice acting. The live scripting really brings the game to life and enhances the story. For many fans, it is the one thing at the top of the list when we tell friends why they should be playing this game….

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Darth Malgus is here to sell you some stuff.

Ever hear a voice so smooth, so sexy, so wonderful, you just want to do exactly what it says? Well, that’s Jamie Glover for you. The English actor is known for many roles, including his time on Waterloo Road but where you may know him best is as Darth Malgus. SWTOR isn’t the only video game he’s lent his voice to. Glover was also a voice actor in Soul Sacrifice, Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and Harry Potter  and the Prisoner of Azkaban  (Remus Lupin) (the video game) . So yeah… he’s no stranger to video games. You’ve probably heard him before and not even realized it was him. He also has a rich history of TV series, TV mini-series’, TV movies and…

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Ten well known voice actors behind SWTOR characters

When Star Wars: The Old Republic first launched it became one of the biggest video game voice-over projects that BioWare or any gaming studio had ever done. It consisted of over 200,000 lines of dialogue that was voiced by more than 200 actors, and with each new expansion and mansion this number has grown. With a ton of different voice actors using their talents, it won’t be surprising to once in a while find yourself thinking, “Where have I heard that voice before?” So many have done that often and we have a list of some of the largest celebrities and actors who are behind the characters in the SWTOR community since 2012. Jennifer Hale: Female Trooper and Satele Shan Jennifer Hale is best-known in the video gaming world for being the voice behind FemShep in all of the amazing Mass Effect games, but she has also made her mark…

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If SWTOR Voice Actors Go on Strike

So if you’ve been following the industry news, you may have heard rumor about a potential voice actor strike. Negotiators for SAG-AFTRA are seeking a strike authorization from video game voice actors after failed negotiations for a successor deal, according to reports from Variety. They set a fast-approaching deadline of Oct 5th and the contract covers work done for Activision, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Disney and more. So this leaves us with a curious burning question: if a strike happens, how will the game be affected? It could be a large impact, seeing as how voice acting is such a huge part of SWTOR. That said, some previously datamined info gives the impression that most of the script is in the PTS files already so this would only be problematic if they needed to make edits. Basically, if this is the case, they are stuck with what they have and they…

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SWTOR Voice Actors Video

Do you want to learn more about the voice actors who play in SWTOR? Want to see who plays what and the other previous roles they have held? You might be surprised to see some of the people taking part in SWTOR. Here’s an awesome video (you may have seen before) that shows the voice actors for each playable class. Trooper – Jennifer Hale, Brian Bloom Smuggler – Kath Soucie, Maury Sterling Jedi Consular – Athena Karkanis, Nolan North Jedi Knight – Kari Wahlgren, David Hayter Bounty Hunter – Grey DeLisle, Tom Spackman Imperial agent – Jo Wyatt, Bertie Carvel Sith Inquisitor – Xanthe Elbrick, Euan Morton Sith Warrior – Natasha Little, Mark Bazeley music used in the video: Faster Does It from Kevin MacLeod’s http://incompetech.com  

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TORWars.com Interview with Jennifer Hale

Have you seen the face of the voice behind Satele Shan? What about the female Sheppard in Mass Effect? Or the femtrooper in SWTOR? Yup, all voices are done by Jennifer Hale. She is an amazing voice actress who always goes above and beyond in the roles that she plays. If you are a Jennifer Hale fan, then you’re going to appreciate the exclusive interview over at TORWars this week. Recently, Deirdre from TORWars was able to sit down and pick the brain of the beautiful and talented Jennifer Hale and they’ve been kind enough to post the two-part video series on their site for fans to enjoy.  Some topics of conversation? What it’s like to do voice acting for one of the biggest names in the video game industry, her singing career and more. There are two parts of the ongoing series now live and they say to check…

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Actress Adrienne Wilkinson discusses working on SWTOR (and Force Unleashed!)

Even if you don’t know her by name, you’ve probably heard Adrienne Wilkinson in game. She has been doing vocal performances since 2003 in games like “Command and Conquer 3”, “Star Wars The Force Unleashed” and “Saints Row 2”. She’s done some amazing work in the past and continues to make quite an impression in the gaming world as she takes on the voice of several characters in SWTOR. Pop-Gamer brings us an awesome interview with Adrienne Wilkinson about her acting experience in SWTOR as well as Force Unleashed! Here’s a snippet: PG: It certainly showed! Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming out this month. How do you feel about being part of what many are saying is possibly the next World of Warcraft?’ AW: I’m thrilled to be part of the project. The enthusiasm the Star Wars fandom is already showing The Old Republic is quite prolific –…

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Anthony Daniels C-3PO in SWTOR

If you thought you heard a familiar voice coming from one of the droids in SWTOR, chances are you were right. If you keep your ear out for it, you will be able to hear and confirm that Anthony Daniels, the actor who played C-3PO in all of the Star Wars films is also in SWTOR.  IMDB lists him in the full voice cast but doesn’t specifically list the character(s) that he plays but many people have recognized the voice while testing the game. IMBD also says of Anthony Daniels:In addition to playing C-3PO in all six “Star Wars” films, he played the part in the NPR radio dramatizations of “Star Wars” (1981), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1983), and “Return of the Jedi” (1996). See more trivia » He was born February 21, 1946 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK and his voice acting of C-3PO is probably his most known…

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James Ohlen Twitter Status

There could be more big changes coming to SWTOR as we near the release date in December. We know that the staff is working very hard to get the game in tip-top shape and ready to go for launch. This is why it’s fun to hear posts like this one from James Ohlen about the game. James Ohlen says via Twitter: “Writers finished a major milestone for post release content. We’re going to keep half of the voice actors in Hollywood employed for years.” What do you think it means? BioWare is touting the voice acting as one of the most important parts of their new MMORG and one of the biggest things that sets it apart from other similar games. Ohlen is the Game Director of SW:TOR. He’s also Lead Designer of Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 (I loved those games), NWN (my husband played this one a lot),…

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