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Tue 4th Oct 2011

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Shworange commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

Badge arcade ticks me off. Why the heck didn't they decide to let us TRADE badges
via at least local wireless, maybe even wifi. Gifting badges would be an awesome option to. Without those features, I really don't care about collecting them. I'll get just enough to fill my folder covers, then I'm done.



Shworange commented on Valhalla Game Studios is Being Sued Over a Tra...:

Similar in the way that they're both Viking style ships in black and white, on the water. Regardless, it's moot as you said since they're only concerned with the name. Since that's the case, the movie company won't win... Hopefully anyway.



Shworange commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

Persue legal action against him, but everyone is making and selling unlicensed T shirts with Pokemon on them. No legal action taken in clear IP theft. Pokemon shuffle is getting deleted from my iPhone now, and I won't buy a Pokemon game for my kids for Christmas. Take that as my form of protest.



Shworange commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

I understand the complaints from many of you. "Those rich actors don't deserve more money!" I can honestly say that most voice actors are not "rich" by anyone's measure. I am a voice actor. I've been in the industry for almost five years. I've finally broken into the territory where I almost do not need a second job to support my family. When you read a part for an extended period of time, your vocal cords become raw. Especially when you're performing an unnatural dialect, or many of them. Our money is made by continually auditioning for new roles and obtaining them. I can't tell you how many auditions I've had to tell my agent to decline because my voice needed rest. Most roles pay what's called "scale". It's kind of like minimum wage for actors. In many cases you'll make around 100 bucks per gig. It depends on the legnth of job of course. The average full time, seasoned, in demand voice actor often earns around 45,000 dollars. Last time I checked, that is not remotely rich. I do mostly commercial and corporate work, but I do know guys who regularly perform in video games. The work is often demanding on vocal cords and reward you with scale, and not a higher wage. I've also heard reports of some companies trying to use an actor's voice for multiple projects, while only paying them once. That's really not cool. What I f you painted a picture for someone who paid you five bucks for it? What if that person turned around, copied it a thousand times and charged 20 bucks a piece for them. You'd probably think that was unfair.



Shworange commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

One thing that Nintendo really needs is a global eye. Japan produces amazing games, but they need to realize that Nintendo means a lot to the world, not just their island. By tearing down the old world view and adapting, they will thrive in our global markets. Being overprotective leads to lack of use, leads to public forgetfulness. Give the world markets what they want and you win the day.



Shworange commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

I'm pretty solidly hooked on this game. It's a lot of fun and I've played daily since it was released. I'm still not buying hearts though. 5 play through at at time is more than enough for one sitting. Sparcing out the plays actually gives the game more longevity. I'm sure if they put this on iOS, they'd make millions. Just, don't though. Please don't.