Best use of Troy Baker Award of 2013?

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#1  Edited By clumsyninja1

So with the Nolan North award retiring, will another VO taker over or it will the last one?

Maybe Steve Blum...

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#2  Edited By BeachThunder  Online

Jennifer Hale?

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#3  Edited By Animasta

Bakersies!

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#4  Edited By SethPhotopoulos

I don't think they know that much about Steve Blum. Troy Baker seems like the voice actor they are more aware of that isn't David Hayter who barely does VO if it ain't Snake. I don't even think they know about Jennifer Hale all that much.

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#5  Edited By dungbootle

Yuri Lowenthal would take the cake if they had a larger focus towards Japanese games. That motherfucker is every strapping young anime hero.

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#6  Edited By mutha3

Bakeresques.

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Bakeronis?

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#8  Edited By Turambar

The Yuries. That'd be a good name for an award.

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#9  Edited By Yummylee

Singling an award to a sole voice actor is simply absurd frankly. There are plenty of talented voice actors and actresses around, and I've always thought it unfair to snub them in favour of Nolan North just because he's the most recognisable. I just wish that they would set up an actual ''best voice performance in a video game'' award or something.

My such nominations would be:

  • Brian Bloom as Jackie Estacado. Or maybe David Hoffman for his Johnny Powell performance instead... Someone from The Darkness II would have to be on here in any case.
  • William Salyers as Mordin. A lot of great performances in Mass Effect 3, though William's was one such that I distinctly remember enjoying. Done a very good job in carrying the torch from Michael Beattie in Mass Effect 2.
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#10  Edited By clumsyninja1

@Yummylee: I think cause Nolan north is so many games, although this year was kinda dry. He's in a lot Cartoons/Anime/TV nowadays

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#11  Edited By Oldirtybearon

@clumsyninja1: I took their retirement of the Northies this year as a tribute to the phenomenal job Nolan did as Captain Walker. Like when Jeff argued that everyone should stop making video games because Saints Row 3 was the video game to end all video games, except serious.

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#12  Edited By Animasta

the Bakersquire award for this year would go to Binary Domain because I didnt even realize Troy was Charlie Gregory until the credits

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#13  Edited By Linkin10362

For this year, I'd give it to Troy for Resident Evil 6. I really liked Jake and Troy voicing him made it better. Next year would be between Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite easily, no matter what else he does.

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#14  Edited By SethPhotopoulos

@Yummylee: The Northies is a joke category that was created because he was in a lot of games the year the category was inaugurated. No one in the crew seems to know about any voice actors outside of Nolan North, Troy Baker, David Hayter, and to a lesser extent Jennifer Hale.

I think they should do a best performance but the Northies wasn't meant to say that Nolan North does his job better than everyone else. It's just that he was really recognizable and he played a main character in quite a few games the year the category was created. The Northies are meant as "best use of Nolan North" more than "Reason why North is the best."

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#15  Edited By Yummylee

@SethPhotopoulos: I know why the Northies was conceptualised, but I've just always found it annoying how he's like one of the only few that they could name, or even bother to care about. He's the only voice actor that the staff would actually call out and link in a review, minus to my knowledge when Brad actually picked up on Troy Baker in RE6 and Alex giving credit to Brian Bloom in The Darkness II, and that in particular I always found to be unfair. I know that they're not aware of many voice actors, either, but that's because they evidently don't care enough to do the research.

With the natural evolution in storytelling and narrative across this generation, you would think they'd look up the voice actors behind the performances that drive it all.

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#16  Edited By Cold_Wolven

Rather than have an award for just a specific voice over they should nominate who their favorite voice overs were for the year and then decide who is the winner. So many great voice actors/actresses that I'd think it would be rather fun for the GB crew to discuss about them.

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#17  Edited By AlexanderSheen

Best Use of a Voice Actor/Actress Award

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#18  Edited By Wiseblood

The Northies was a joke category that was funny once that they then ran into the ground. Instead of doing it again with some other VA they should just do a general best VA award.

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#19  Edited By Phatmac

No more Northies or Bakeries. A best voice actor/actress will do.

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#20  Edited By musubi

Fuck everyone listed here. Liam O'Brien is the real star here man!

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The Baileyeys and Ruffies and Wahlgrennies.

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#22  Edited By MariachiMacabre

Hey guys how about the Choboties?

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#23  Edited By Ravenlight

@Yummylee said:

  • Brian Bloom as Jackie Estacado. Or maybe David Hoffman for his Johnny Powell performance instead... Someone from The Darkness II would have to be on here in any case.

For reals. Criticisms against the story and gameplay aside, that game had fantastic VO.

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#24  Edited By Wiseblood

@Demoskinos said:

Fuck everyone listed here. Liam O'Brien is the real star here man!
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#25  Edited By Yummylee

@Demoskinos said:

Fuck everyone listed here. Liam O'Brien is the real star here man!

I haven't played Asura's Wrath, so I can't speak to the actual performance, but knowing how much torture he must have put his throat through to truly exhibit the pure, unadulterated rage has to be commended there's no doubt about that.

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#26  Edited By musubi
@Yummylee

@Demoskinos said:

Fuck everyone listed here. Liam O'Brien is the real star here man!

I haven't played Asura's Wrath, so I can't speak to the actual performance, but knowing how much torture he must have put his throat through to truly exhibit the pure, unadulterated rage has to be commended there's no doubt about that.

Im more all about his performance as Caius Ballad in FFXIII-2 but really anything he does is fantastic and he is in just as many if not more games than Nolan.
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#27  Edited By Svenzon

@Demoskinos said:

Fuck everyone listed here. Liam O'Brien is the real star here man!

Hell yeah, he is! If there is a voice actor more ubiquitous than Nolan North, it's Liam O'Brien.

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#28  Edited By Zeik

Troy Baker should have won for Kanji. Even if it was just a one-off award.

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#29  Edited By Undeadpool

@clumsyninja1 said:

@Yummylee: I think cause Nolan north is so many games, although this year was kinda dry. He's in a lot Cartoons/Anime/TV nowadays

That was the joke originally, they started the Northies in a year where he was in no less than six games. Then they just kept running with it because so did he (in terms of work output) and now it seems like they're retiring it because he's pulling back from being in so many games every year.

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#30  Edited By project343

@BeachThunder said:

Jennifer Hale?

This. She plays the narrator in Scribblenauts Unlimited. It's kind of amazing.