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Stephen Fry Returning for LittleBig PSP

It's a story about a Twitter message, so I'll keep it short.


Like I said... whimsy.
There was no shortage of personality to LittleBigPlanet, with its cutesy sack-folk and the general handmade arts-and-crafts vibe, but out of all of it, the mannered whimsy of actor/comedian/technologist Stephen Fry's narration was one of the defining touches of that game for me personally. Like oh-so many other tragic figures of public interest these days, is a pretty voracious Twitter user, and this morning the extremely British Fry tweeted that he's been recording new voiceover for the upcoming PSP version of LittleBigPlanet, confirming his involvement in the game in less than 140 characters. It's good to hear that they're not just recycling all the old PS3 audio, and Fry's description of a "lush voice-athon" gives some hope that it's a bit more than just revised control directions specific to the PSP. Thanks to Barnaby for the, uh, tweetip.
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Posted by Ryan

Like I said... whimsy.
There was no shortage of personality to LittleBigPlanet, with its cutesy sack-folk and the general handmade arts-and-crafts vibe, but out of all of it, the mannered whimsy of actor/comedian/technologist Stephen Fry's narration was one of the defining touches of that game for me personally. Like oh-so many other tragic figures of public interest these days, is a pretty voracious Twitter user, and this morning the extremely British Fry tweeted that he's been recording new voiceover for the upcoming PSP version of LittleBigPlanet, confirming his involvement in the game in less than 140 characters. It's good to hear that they're not just recycling all the old PS3 audio, and Fry's description of a "lush voice-athon" gives some hope that it's a bit more than just revised control directions specific to the PSP. Thanks to Barnaby for the, uh, tweetip.
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Posted by mubress

Cool

Posted by Pie

Thats why stephen rocks

Posted by MattyFTM

Good to hear. I like Stephen Fry. His voiceovers on LBP was fantastic. Glad to see him returning for the PSP version.

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Posted by SlowHands

Stephen Fry has been using Twitter for a long time now, so saying that is a tragic figure of public interest is ... wrong.  But he is a charming man (I'm a fan)  :)

Posted by Meltbrain

Sweet. I quite enjoyed his narration on the original so hopefully it will add the same vibe to the PSP game.

Posted by get2sammyb

Totally called it.

Posted by Sweep

Stephen Fry is a legend, he was pretty decent in Fable 2 as well =)

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Posted by DoMakeSayThink

I love Steven Fry

Edited by Death_Burnout

YES! GiantBomb has a news article on Stephen Fry! YES!

and it's not like how Jeff said "some British guy" last year

I saw this via twitter also.

Posted by FlipperDesert

The amount of voicework Stephen Fry puts into a game or film is relative to my interest in said game or film.

Posted by Daz0608

That's great to hear

Posted by matttty

The man is a British institution. Also me lives near and sometimes shops where i work ,giant of a man.

Posted by ddensel

What's next Sony? Jeremy Clarkson in Gran Turismo 5?

Posted by brocool

Jeeves!

Edited by The_Dude_Abides

Twitter, twitter, twitter, twitter! Ugh, would this fad die a death already. Its nothing but self-obsessed insecure mongs  posting flaffle about shoite as a way to validate their existence or some crap...like that.

The idea is good, but the way its wrapped up in this mawkish blanket of fakeness........just.......ewww.

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Posted by urbaninja
"What's next Sony? Jeremy Clarkson in Gran Turismo 5?"

God I hope so...
Posted by MjHealy

Good ol' Stephen Fry, I love QI. Great show.

Posted by wibby

Sweet!

Edited by Linkyshinks

It would make sense to have him in there again, when he's so good at it.

I saw Mr Fry coming out of a bagel shop in Kensington, I never said hello to him, but I did dip my flat cap to acknowledge him, as you do here.


Posted by LordAndrew
The_Dude_Abides said:
"Twitter, twitter, twitter, twitter! Ugh, would this fad die a death already. Its nothing but self-obsessed insecure mongs  posting flaffle about shoite as a way to validate their existence or some crap...like that. The idea is good, but the way its wrapped up in this mawkish blanket of fakeness........just.......ewww. "
I assume you're talking about Ashton Kutcher?
Posted by ChocolateCoffin

They should have recruited Hugh Laurie.

Posted by Media_Master

yeahup

Posted by Scooper

He's a great voice-over character. He was brilliant in Blackadder too when he was younger.

Posted by TehPickle

Stephen Fry can do whimsy... However I feel Jeff should read one of his novels before he labels him as a whimsical person.

I believe the word "crass" is putting it lightly!

Edited by get2sammyb
Posted by Will1Lucky

His work in Fable 2 was excellent.

Posted by OmegaPirate
get2sammyb said:
"urbaninja said:
""What's next Sony? Jeremy Clarkson in Gran Turismo 5?"

God I hope so...
"
Aren't they putting the test track from Top Gear in Gran Turismo 5?"
So i've been led to believe ^_^
Posted by gia

Huzzah!

Posted by MB

For any fans of Stephen Fry, he was fantastic as the reader for the Harry Potter audiobooks on the UK side. Jim Dale performed the audiobooks for the US publishers. Personally I prefer Jim Dale's work to Fry's, but both are good. International book publishing is a strange world indeed. For Potter nerds, it may be fun to get ahold of both versions of the first Harry Potter audiobook and give them a listen back to back and see how different the experience is based on who is reading the book for you.


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Posted by RHCPfan24

I love this guys' voice. It is great to have more of him in this new installment.

Posted by EricCS

To put an extra note on the Harry Potter talk.  Both readers were very conservative in the first book and they both don't really get into the characters until book 3 in my opinion (and yes I am a HP nerd!)

Posted by Standing_Gopher

Mr. Fry was great in LittleBigPlanet, Fable II, and his small intro for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, so it's good to see him returning for LBP PSP.

Posted by _King_

Awesome...

Edited by MrKlorox

I'm not familiar with this guy whatsoever, but boy does he ever look British. Like a British caricature.

Posted by Enigma2099

A Bit of Fry and Laurie is hilarious...