RIP Ralph Baer – The Almost-Father of Game Audio

RIP Ralph Baer – The Almost-Father of Game Audio

I was saddened to hear that Ralph Baer, creator of the first video game console, passed away yesterday. Baer was already 50 years old when the Magnavox Odyssey was released to the…

RIP Ralph Baer – The Almost-Father of Game Audio
Character Introductions in Destiny and The Swapper

Character Introductions in Destiny and The Swapper

Introducing a character can be a tricky business. This is especially true of those characters present throughout the gameplay experience – player characters, buddies, guides, narrators and their ilk. Game teams exposed…

Character Introductions in Destiny and The Swapper
The Use of Voice in Portal 2

The Use of Voice in Portal 2

This post contains spoilers. If you haven’t played Portal 2 yet then, er, you should!

Portal 2 represents a real milestone for me. It’s the first game that, prior to even getting my…

The Use of Voice in Portal 2
In The Know: Voice Over in Flash Gordon, Star Wars, The Big Lebowski & Alan Wake

In The Know: Voice Over in Flash Gordon, Star Wars, The Big Lebowski & Alan Wake…

"Marooned on the planet of Mongo after they had deflected it with their rocket ship from its course towards the earth, Flash Gordon and Dale Arden fall into the clutches of Ming,…

In The Know: Voice Over in Flash Gordon, Star Wars, The Big Lebowski & Alan Wake…
Voice in Bioware’s ‘Dragon Age: Origins’

Voice in Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins

I’m obsessed with the use of voice in games. I find it one of the most fascinating aspects of the medium. Most related discussions you might encounter, certainly as an audio practitioner,…

Voice in Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins
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