In today’s modern age of gaming developers will often base their creations on real people. In the past it was jarring to see an “actor” pop up as a video game character, especially if they were were relatively well known. Can you imagine the nightmare of plopping in Super Mario 4 and seeing a CG version of Danny Devito hurling fireballs from his swollen quasi-dwarven finger tips?
Our fellow podcaster (Ash would call him our friend) on the Totally Rad Show, Dan Trachtenberg, just unleashed this short film done for Portal. Called Portal: No Escape. It is crazy high quality and I definitely recommend cranking this thing up to 1080p, leaning back and enjoying the show.