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Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 29] : If They’d Gone to Video Game High School, They Would Know This

Video Game High School

This week, we start the show with ponderings about some of the stranger media we’ve been consuming. We talk strong, sexy anime boyfriends like those on, and the anime boyfriends who will talk you to sleep. Somehow we completely gloss over the Reverend’s newly discovered snake woman fetish. We take a little time to explain a pleasantly strange little game called Roundabout, and Josh explains his experience with SOMA, which he finally played. He has a few complaints, folks.

After the break, we explore our most requested topic to date: video game voice acting. We start with the crazy world of voice synthesis and the mysterious deaths surrounding the Berzerk arcade game. (You can read more about the Berzerk deaths here.)

We’ve also got a lot to say about the history of voice acting and how it’s evolved through the years. We get into celebrity voice actors, including the wonderful Tim Curry, and how modern voice actors are becoming their own type of celebrity. Obviously, we shine a big 0l’ spotlight on the bottomless talent of Nolan North.

If that’s still not enough for you, we’ve managed to dig up some insider info on why PSOne-era voice acting was so hilariously awful (Retrovolve has an article about that too!)

Whip those ears into shape, folks, we’re about to dump some facts into them!

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Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Lead Research Specialist)

For a complete list of games mentioned in this episode, check out the Half-Glass Gaming website.

Plus, don’t forget to stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

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