Fallout 3 Mods: Quantum Gravity – Scribe Jones and Knight Casilla

Some bonus scenes for the Quantum Gravity mod. Scenes in Fallout are triggered by proximity. Random NPCs will target another, say hello and goodbye, and then go on their separate ways. They didn’t happen enough for my liking, however, so I also put in some trigger boxes in the cell that will force them to start. In case you miss them, here are a few, with Ash Eluned as Scribe Hammond, J.T. Decker as Scribe Jones, and Jessica Osborne as Knight Casilla.

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Fallout 3 Mods – Chinese Propaganda Radio

One of the things I love about Fallout is its utter lack of seriousness. This is a game that is set in an apocalyptic wasteland, mind you, but the last thing new players should expect is a Cormac McCarthy novel. From the monsters to the robots to the radio, it’s pure pulp. The Road less traveled.

As you may know, a lot of the satire is based on the politics of the day. And it most definitely is satire. That’s why my initial reaction to the vanilla Chinese Propaganda Radio was to laugh, the same way I laughed when I heard President Eden. I didn’t agree with Bethesda’s choice to put on such a thick accent, because the real Tokyo Rose spoke with perfect clarity, but I get the need to sell the character as foreign. I think Jessica Osborne does a much better job here of selling that fact without resorting to PEACE RUVING PEOPRE OF CHINAH like the vanilla actor.

I haven’t decided whether to make this a station that’s only part of The Free and the Pure, as opposed to one you can access at any time like Enclave Radio. We shall see.

Fan Art – Duraz by 324b21

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Here is some fan art of Duraz by 324b21, looking fabulous in her red carpet dress. Naturally, you want to accessorize your evening wear with some bracelets and perhaps a sword of some kind, regardless of whether it fits in your purse.

Really though, Duraz does seem like the type to experiment with dresses and such and be totally tsundere about the whole thing. That’s why she’s looking at you askance, to see if you’re judging or admiring. Choose wisely.

Open NAT – Episode 2: Mutually Exclusive

It’s Wednesday, which means your weather report includes a 100% chance of podcast. This week we have the return of Open NAT. Will Handford (Skjel) and newcomer Lucy Starita (Ariele) talk about exclusives and news from Gamescom.

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Given Open NAT is about controversial topics, this week also provides a supplemental episode as well, where myself, Jessica Osborne, and Will try to walk through a minefield while playing Russian Roulette in the middle of a lightning storm. I’m kind of half hoping you ignore it altogether.

Dragon Age III Auditions

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A while back Bioware did a contest where amateur voice actors could audition for a role in the upcoming Dragon Age game. I have no idea who won, but it’s not anyone I know so obviously whoever was picking was drunk.

Nah, that’s a joke, the winners are probably great, and sometimes these choices come down to things you can’t control, like the sound of your voice or the hive of bees in the casting director’s ear. Anyways, at the time I didn’t want to pick favorites, but seeing as the contest is over, I decided to scour the GOOGLES and look for some auditions.

Well, it turns out most of the actors did not make their auditions public. Either that or I am really bad at finding them. Some people may have taken them down as well in a fit of rage.  Which is a shame now that I am writing this blog post. This is all about me, after all.

Okay, it’s really about the wonderful actors who I’m lucky to have working on the project. First to bat is Jessica Osborne being awesome as usual. I like how there’s text on this one so I can read the other person’s lines. Otherwise you’re just a crazy person talking to no one. Well played, my friend, well played.

Here’s my podcast partner Alice Bell telling the Inquisitor where to find the motherfucking door. Now, at first I thought her use of a plain black screen was just general laziness and/or indifference, which is something I can appreciate. But the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced it’s pure genius.

With a black screen, you pay more attention to the voice and the acting. It’s kind of like staring at some modern art piece in a museum. At first you’re like “Psssh!” but then later you’re like “Hmmmmm.” Anyways the moral of the story is Alice can do no wrong. You understand me, police? She has diplomatic immunity.

Another thing I noticed is that the only auditions that were posted on Youtube were women. Now we know who has the balls in the 3DNPC family.  Anyways, I love Cassandra’s emotion as always, you can tell why she makes an excellent hypochondriac. But the thing that I’m most curious about is the photoshopped III in the video.

It’s like “Fuck, there is no way I’m acknowledging the previous game’s existence. Not. A. Chance. In fact, I am going to take my MSPAINT tool and just blur that fucker out.” Which I totally get by the way, although I may have exaggerated when I said the game was bad. I mean for one, I really, really like the characters in DA2. Varric Tethras alone is worth the price of purchase. And…and…some of my best friends are DA2 NPCs. Although one of them is Alistair. Please don’t hate me.

This video has #TheRealEldawyn and jokes and cats. It’s amazeballs. But really, everyone did great. And they all would’ve gotten cast too, if it weren’t for those rotten bees.

 

Speaking of Voice Acting – Episode 1: Delicate on the Inside

It’s Podcast Pednesday, which used to be called Wednesday until I informed the government we were changing the name. I’ve got Obama on speed dial for things like this, because the mod and honoring championship sports teams are the only things that really matter.

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Trailers and Teasers – Primei

A Thousand Words was a quest that was completed and tested last year, but it took a while to get voiced. This is the last bit needed for its release. This video probably doesn’t reveal much of anything, but I didn’t want to fill it with spoilers.

Matthew Dixon, Alice Bell, and Jessica Osborne round out the cast. The quest will be released on Monday with version 3.06.3.