Voice acting contest for Polish Fallout 3 buyers

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Polish publisher Cenega kicks off their new official site with a voice acting competition. The catch: you have to buy the game from them first. Or at least I am taking Ausir's word for this:<blockquote>The winner of the contest will voice one of the characters in Fallout 3. To take part in the contest you have to preorder and pay for FO3 by August 20, upload an MP3 file with you playing the role of a selected character from the list of available ones, and convince your friends to vote for you, in order to get the most votes for your recording.

    The following characters are available:

    A Brotherhood of Steel knight stationed at the GNR tower. He speaks on the radio without his helmet that would distort his voice.

    Gary Staley - a trader, not much is known about him. He runs a cheap diner at the Rivet City marketplace. He believes that people like his cuisine, but the truth is that it's just the only thing the citizens of the poorer parts of the town can afford.

    Janice Kaplinski - a scientist, Doctor Li's co-worker, she helps with food conditioning experiments.

    Anna Holt - - a scientist, Doctor Li's co-worker, she helps with food conditioning experiments.

    Maggie from Megaton - a girl whose parents died during a raider attack. She was rescued by Billy Creel, who's been taking care of her ever since. She's a little, friendly girl running round around the town.

    Paul Hannon - an African American boy, member of the Tunnel Snakes gang. A nice boy that tries to fit in with his less nice colleaguess and impress them somehow.

    Wally Mack - a member of the Tunnel Snakes gang, a few years older than the player character. He is arrogant and very self-confident.

    50 runners-up will get Fallout 3 t-shirts.</blockquote>Since there's nothing on the page in English, I'm assuming the voices are to be done in Polish and will grace the localized version only. Ausir also cites a release date of October 6, which is no more than three days away from Amazon's Oct 3.
     
  2. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    They mention the release date as October 6, but note that the date might change.

    And yes, the voices have to be Polish and will be used in the Polish version only.
     
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    In other news, Ausir successfully uses us for his advertising needs.

    This makes me curious how Bethesda come up with the names for their NPCs: Anna Holt is the protagonist of a Swedish series of crime novels.
     
  4. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Not as if I'm being paid for anything other than pages of translated text (and not that I would mind being paid for this)...
     
  5. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I doubt you could find an accurate answer for Bethesda as a whole but it would be interesting to hear from each individual designer on that.
     
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Eh, coincidences do happen, Per, whether it be Wally Mack or Garey Staley.

    Also, I thought the usual course of events for a pre-release contest was for the prize to be - like - a free copy of the game with autographs from the devs or some shit. "As a prize, you get to work for us, and give us money!" is kind of less enticing.
     
  7. trustno1

    trustno1 First time out of the vault

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    May 30, 2007
    I love the "Watch trailers" link on the site. It links to a youtube search for 'fallout' ...
     
  8. trewqh

    trewqh First time out of the vault

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    May 1, 2007
    That polish site has a spelling error. :?

    Not to mention the funny sounding "Zamów preorder", which roughly translates into... "Preorder the preorder". :?
     
  9. maggit

    maggit First time out of the vault

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Spelling error, where? I know you made one: it's Polish not polish. And second, it translates into order the preorder... which sounds silly
    nonetheless. :P

    But it does suck that you have to preorder the game to participate in the contest. A free copy as a reward would be a thousand times better. I wouldn't have to pay to see how sucks as Fallout, and if it's at least a nicely done spin-off. ;)
     
  10. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Fans as voice-actors just seems like a bad idea.

    Every mouth-breathing fanboy slobbering into their headset and uploading sound files for a video game just seems.... terrifying.
     
  11. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
  12. Goral

    Goral It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2008
    That sounds awful. It's very artificial, they both have bad diction and intonation, not to mention the sound of the voices itself is annoying. If they allowed everyone to participate in competition I'm sure voice acting would be on higher level. Cheap shot Cenega.
     
  13. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I'm just curious, were they given specific lines to read and if so can we get a translation?
     
  14. Scare

    Scare It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 25, 2008
    I'm glad there was nothing like this for the English version.
     
  15. maggit

    maggit First time out of the vault

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Thank God we'll be able to choose which language version to
    play... if I remember correctly.
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Nope, only the character descriptions from the newspost - they need to come up with lines to say themselves.
     
  17. Ar.Pi

    Ar.Pi First time out of the vault

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Then you will have even more crappy voices.

    I remember GTA did something of this sort (you'll be featured on the radio), but i don't recall seeing you have to buy anything. Weak.
     
  18. globbi

    globbi It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 13, 2006
    Maybe we should select NMA favourites and vote for them to not let lame talenless guys win because of their friends' votes? I'm probably not buying the game anyway but I hate bad voiceovers existing anywhere and some Polish Fallout fans may care anyway.
     
  19. scypior

    scypior Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 6, 2007
    From what I recall (Fallout Tactics) the voiceovers done by professionals were bad too, so....who cares:p
    (And yes, I'm thinking of narrator's voice...I know it's hard to beat Ron Perlman but that wasn't comparable, that was terrible)
     
  20. Zeld

    Zeld First time out of the vault

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    Jul 31, 2008
    Bethesda wants to have more people to buy Fallout 3, am I right? So let me present new narration of Fallout 3:

    "War. War neva ends, ma niggas."

    - 50 cent

    And game sells platinum.