Google’s Voice AI accelerator launches 12 startups

Google today announced the first cohort in its Google for Startups Accelerator: Voice AI, a 10-week program designed to pair startups with experts to help tackle product development, machine learning, and other technical challenges. The 12 companies selected will gain access to resources across Google’s programs and products, Google says, as well as to its […]

Christopher Plummer, Voice Actor Behind Arngeir In Skyrim, Passes Away Today

Unfortunately, the world has lost another legend today. Christopher Plummer’s acting career started all the way back in 1953, when he made an appearance as Gerard in the road show production of Nina. Since then, he has appeared in countless works throughout the ages, including movies like The Sound of Music, The Girl with the […]

Brad Venable Was The Voice Of Venom In Venom (2018), But Was Uncredited

Brad Venable, who lent his voice to countless video games, was also the voice of Venom in the 2018 movie starring Tom Hardy. There’s a very real chance you won’t recognize either the name or the face of Brad Venable. You might not even recognize his voice, even though it’s almost certain that you will […]

InuYasha Voice Actor Kirby Morrow Dead At 47

Kirby Morrow, a veteran Canadian voice actor, passed away yesterday at the age of 47. As per Stargate enthusiast site GateWorld, Morrow’s brother Casey confirmed the news on social media on November 18th. “Kirby was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many,” his brother wrote, “but also thrived off all your […]

Orpheus’ Voice In Hades Was Based On Thom Yorke

When it comes to the creation of a game as evidently inspired as Hades, there are obviously a variety of influences at play. From the Greek mythology ostensibly threaded throughout its narrative, to the less predictable presence of the MCU’s version of Loki, the voice actor for Hades protagonist Zagreus recently confirmed that there’s another influence floating around in […]

Guild Wars 2 won’t have voice acting in its next update due to COVID-19

Guild Wars 2’s next update, episode 3 of MMO’s Icebrood Saga, will not have voice acting, ArenaNet announced on Thursday, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines, ArenaNet’s staff are all working remotely, including the people who work in the recording studio and the actors themselves. While certain […]

Overwatch's Voice Lines Are Going To Get Much Better Soon

While everyone is practicing social distancing due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan uploaded a new developer update from his cell phone discussing some incoming changes. This includes an “improved” communication wheel, adjusting queue times, and more. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/aG73RvuPWnQ The headlining feature is a new, customizable communication wheel. Kaplan noticed that […]

Last Of Us 2, Avengers Voice Actor Troy Baker Teases "Big News"

The prolific video game voice actor Troy Baker has teased that a big announcement is on the way. Given his involvement in two upcoming big-budget games–The Last of Us 2 and Marvel’s Avengers–the vague tweet could refer to a few possibilities. It’s hard to draw any specific conclusions because the comment was so brief it […]

Assassin's Creed Voice Actor Launches New Game Studio

Silver Rain Games is a new development studio based in the UK, and is founded by actor and producer Abubakar Salim. Fans of Assassin’s Creed: Origins may know Salim for giving a voice to protagonist Bayek, but he has also lent his vocal talents to World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and The Bradwell Conspiracy. […]