Geek In The Ghetto

May 22, 2008

Niko Bellic Not Getting His Due? [GTA IV]

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How can you blame this guy for speaking out? Michael Hollick is the voice behind anti-hero Niko Bellic, from the blockbuster game Grand Theft Auto IV. The New York Times details Hollick supposed obscurity even though he has appeared in a few Law and Order eps. I wouldn’t call that obscurity by any means. It’s all about being a struggling actor in New York City.

The real story is about the money. Hollick was paid $100,000 for his work but he and others are fighting forresiduals. The video game industry has surpassed the movie industry in terms of revenue, but the voice talent do not receive more than the day rate for their work, not the residuals that movie, TV, and radio actors receive. Hollick blames his union for the discrepency. Read more

May 14, 2008

Not That I’m Getting It, But The Detail Is Sweet [GTAIV]

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courtesy Matthew Johnston

I’m banned from buying Grand Theft Auto IV, so I hope the rest of you are enjoying lush scenes of Liberty City/New York that are detailed on the following Flickr page. Hard to tell which is real. Damn, this game sounds good.

Liberty City Vs. New York CIty

May 10, 2008

First Look: Gears of War 2 [Gears of War 2]

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With all the well earned noise surrounding Grand Theft Auto IV, let’s not forget one of the potentially greatest franchises in gaming. Gears of War 2, the much anticipated sequel to the smash 2006 Game of The Year, is due as early as November! Here’s a sneak peak at campaign gameplay from GameVideos.com. Let the countdown begin.

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