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Rated NA 142: Voice Over

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Our pal, Miellyn fills-in to hang out with Scott and Ash and tells us about all of the wonderful panels she will be on at PAX East. The gang tries their hand at voice acting for Dragon Age Inquisition. Scott and Ash play Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Ash takes a look at the Might Quest for Epic Loot, and Scott won’t stop talking about Out There. In our NAQOTW, we ask you what comic or game is long overdue for a major motion picture. Over-D-U-E.

Rated NA 142

Scott

Hi, Iā€™m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Zelanthair

    What if I told you, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a complete friendship or rivalry in order to romance in DA2? I was in complete rivalry and completed a romance with him.

    • Miellyn

      I didn’t know that! Does it change the tenor of your relationship with him? I’m so curious!

      • Ash

        All he wants to do is jump a zoom zoom zoom and and boom boom.

  • mattna

    Scott is such a nerd, I didn’t get into OM either, but to answer Ash’s question, yes, most of them went on to higher level degrees than us lowly non OM kids.

    • Ash

      We didn’t even have OM! I grew up on an island and all we seriously did was catch lizards and build tree forts all day.

    • Carlo

      Oooh, Odyssey of the Mind! First in Regional, fifth in State…No PhD! Haha

  • Fluidfyre

    I found with Fenris in DA2, whether you’re a mage, and his friend or not… he treats you COMPLETELY different. Until I played someone who wasn’t pro-mage, I didn’t ‘get’ him. But if you share similar ideals he opens up so much more. Agree with getting past his ‘shell’.

    Miellyn, I am completely with you on being more likely to play a game if I can be a girl. To the point that if there are ‘options’ and none of them are women, or if I have to search for women in anything? It really is a put off for me.

    I’m in the ‘please don’t make a Shepard movie’, I feel like it would force a lot of things to be canon and just be painful in a lot of ways really, because it wouldn’t suit the choices that anyone made.

    • Ash

      Who did you Romance in DA2 Amanda? I played through as each one of the classes and ended up feeling as though the non-relationship with Isabella was my favorite. I also watched my wife try desperately to romance Sebastian…. oops.

      • Fluidfyre

        Aaaahhh I may have played it enough times to romance most of them as a fem Hawke. Played all the classes, and was really surprised how who you are and how Hawke talks affects how the companions and romance interests react to you šŸ™‚ there was a lot of diversity! I don’t know if I could pick a favourite, Fenris and Merrill really grew on me, for the depth they have.

    • Miellyn

      That’s cool to know. I can’t wait to hear more about your experiences with my current bf. šŸ™‚

      Also, I think there are a lot of women gamers who feel that way. I think (hope) more the big companies are finally starting to take note.

      • Fluidfyre

        I find it really empowering to be able to play it as a woman. Even if it’s just a simple game, no voice, small pixels etc. It makes me feel visible, it makes me feel, hey developers think I’m a person too! šŸ˜›