Jul 262012
 

This week on the ParaNerds Podcast: The two go back in time and re-visit their older podcasts while trying to get back to Podcast 100, in doing so they get lost in the future and must return to Podcast 100 to stop themselves from doing it. They also speak about Minecraft, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Fallout: New Vegas along with reading fan mail from listeners, and look over NEWS (See below) and see what games are coming out with new releases. They also announce the winner of the Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance giveaway and Kevin interviews AJ LoCascio; the voice of Marty McFly of the Back to the Future Game and give a special thank you to all their listeners and contributors.

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Apr 272012
 

This week on the ParaNerds Podcast. The Paranerds speak about Rage, Kid Icarus, Metal Gear Solid 3 Natural Selection 2, and Bloodforge, they also talk about new releases, reinventing Raiden and News (See Below). They also receive some fan mail. Kevin and Rooster go over the Top Ten Voices Acted in Video Games (no matter how awkward it turned out) and talk about Sony ripping Nintendo off, specifically with the new game: PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

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Apr 252012
 

 

For a long time voices in video games were rare, and, believe it or not, a key feature in a video game. We used to have to read dialogue and make the voices ourselves using a little something called imagination. I remember being excited when the voice saying “pass the puck” or “Blades of Steel” came out of my TV while playing a Nintendo. It was rare. Now it’s expected. There is a lot of great voice acting in video games and there are a couple of reasons for this. Talent and an actual personal investment to the character who is being portrayed. The following top ten is not about the best voice actors but rather the best voices acted. Thanks to these voices we loved/hated the characters and a big part are due to the voices supplied by the actors that gave real personality to who they were portraying. It’s like if someone else did the voice of Homer, it wouldn’t be the same. This is the Top Ten Voices Acted.

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