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« on: 09-17-2004 05:58 »
« Last Edit on: 09-17-2004 05:58 »

Well, I bought the PC games mag PC GAMER to kill 4 hours until my flight. I open the review on "Shellshock:Nam '67" and this is what it says:

"The base camp that occupies you time is the most interesting aspect. It's home to a darkly humourous radio announcer (voiced by Dr Zoidberg himself, Billy West) who has free fein to spin '60s hits and tel ironically crude jokes."

Anybody got the game and can record for us this "radio show"?

Space Pope
« Reply #1 on: 09-17-2004 12:49 »

Dr. Zoidberg?  As in the voice of the good doctor?  Or just Billy West, with some new voice (not that I'm complaining; I'd love to hear a new West voice)?

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #2 on: 09-17-2004 13:30 »

I think they just mean that its West, and were pointing to one of his most popular characters.  Zoidberg himself isn't owned by west so technically he couldn't do that voice for a video game.

I'm not really a fan of games based off real wars, but still good to see West doing some game work.

« Reply #3 on: 09-23-2004 08:35 »

I like games that are based on real wars. Call of Duty is one of the best FPS out there, not only it's a great fun to play, it's based on real events. The great production values at some point make you feel you are actually there. I especially liked the first russian levels, they were very good.

I'd really love to see some computer games based on Israeli wars. It is pretty weird it was barely touched, since Israel has the bloodiest history ever I think (relatively to the time it exists) and had some huge and very impressive battles that would have made a great game. Maybe it's the fact that "the struggle still continues", but then again we get desert storm II games all the time and the fightings still continue there as well.

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 09-23-2004 10:04 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2004 10:04 »

Actually, there's a flight sim out there called Israeli Air Force, which, presumably, has got some real conflicts in it. Of course, if you don't like flight sim's, you're stuck.

And maybe American developer's have some crazy dispostion to focus on American wars. But then my theory goes out the window when you get things like Shogun: Total War and what not. Maybe people would consider games based on the various Israeli wars in bad taste, given the amount of controversy that surrounds them. But then, if Vietnam wasn't a controversial war, I don't know what was.

I guess, if you don't want to be an American, or part of some country allied with/fighting Americans in a modern warfare game, you're stuck. And hey, what about the Australians? How many games have us in them? Not many!   tongue
Col. Klink

« Reply #5 on: 09-23-2004 10:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2004 10:38 »

Do you mean An isreali war, or the occupation.
A war would make a good game, then again so would the Iraq war. But the occupaton wouldn't be much fun. You'd either get shot by an Isrelai sniper as soon as you poppped your head, or you get blown up by a mad bomber.

And I reckon isreal is WAY more controvsersial than Vietnam.
Delivery Boy
« Reply #6 on: 09-29-2004 10:13 »

Concerning voices, I think that the voice Billy does could be Zoidberg.  In other shows, I've heard voice actors reusing voices (I've heard Robot Santa, Randy, and Sal on shows Dimaggio does), so there's probably no legal problems with reusing voices.  It's probably more of a question of "Would anyone believe it the announcer has Zoidberg's voice?" rather than a matter of legality.
Prof. Wernstrum

Starship Captain
« Reply #7 on: 09-29-2004 17:59 »

I think the main problem is actually that it would be a bit weird to have a comedy alien lobster thing appearing in a realistic Vietnam war game.

« Reply #8 on: 10-02-2004 16:21 »

Since it is only his voice and he's not dubbing a character (but a DJ on the radio), I can easily imagine someone in the world who sounds like Dr. Zoidberg.
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