Video Game Voice Actors Officially on Strike

It’s a strange relationship. I’m talking about voice actors in video games. As blockbuster video games start to integrate more of Hollywood guidelines and rules into the politics/business of video games, we get things like this. Voice actors in video games have talked about poor treatment, and poor pay. Not sure if there is some kind of union for voice actors, but I’m guessing there is.

According to Digitalspy, Many voice actors, including Tara Strong (Final Fantasy’s Rikku, Batman: Arkham’s Batgirl and many more), Steve Blum (Wolverine in various X-Men games, every gruff voiced character ever) and many more have spoken out about the poor payment and treatment they receive, despite working as hard as actors (live action or vocal) in Hollywood. I mean I understand that we should all be treated equally no matter what project you work on or role you play in the project.

I see voice actors as more welcomed for huge titles like Gears of War series or The Uncharted series. Without voice acting the games wouldn’t be as immersing to me. So there is a need for Voice actors. Altus games like “Persona” and “Bravery Default” have voice acting for nearly 90% of the game, and yes it makes a difference.

In the end, I hope that voice actors get what they deserve. They are more welcomed and more games come out.

Written by: Christian Galvez

Christian is the founder of The EXP Grind. He is interested in Indie musicians, Video Games, Anime, and just about anything in Arts and Entertainment. He tries to find art with true meaning in the new and upcoming artists and hopes to reach more creative professionals.

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