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GrubbSnax 32: Doom Masters, Funky Cortana, and the Ubisoft Mothership

Grubb serves up some news and might get a song stuck in your head.

News expert Jeff Grubb is here to dish out all of the hottest news!

Feb. 3 2022

Cast: Jeff Grubb

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Doom

Halo

Cortana

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Uncanny Valley Cortana D:

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I'm already on board with Paramount Plus due to Star Trek, so I'll be watching the Halo show when it launches. I do not engage with anything else on that service, except for the occasional movie (including later this year a quick streaming turnaround for Mission: Impossible 7 and Top Gun 2).

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These shows are getting longer and longer.... not that I'm complaining :)

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Show Cortana is a bit uncanny valley but it looks (kind of) intentional? At least she seems to have an outfit instead of whatever's going on the games.

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Cortana is live action footage of the actual voice actor for the games performing the character. She's provided motion capture data in the past, but she's not the source of the face model in the games which I think is throwing people for a loop. Ultimately the performance is what matters most, and I think it's great that they have her playing the role in a live action capacity, rather than having to dub someone else, as her mocap performance in Infinite was excellent.

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Today is "tomorrow", and still no Titanfall 3 shadowdrop. I'm very disappointed in @jeffgrubb's prediction.

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@buttonbasher: The model for TV show Cortana looks to be modeled after Natascha McElhone, who is playing Dr Halsey, which is exactly what it should be based on the lore

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Great stuff Jeff. Keep on rockin and rollin

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I found Cruisin' Blast to be neither fun nor good. Collectively, Jeff and Dan owe me $25 worth of entertainment.

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Remake Mega Man Legends and give it the RE treatment, could be rad?

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@madmatt213 said:

@buttonbasher: The model for TV show Cortana looks to be modeled after Natascha McElhone, who is playing Dr Halsey, which is exactly what it should be based on the lore

That was originally going to be the case, but they course corrected during production and brought Jen Taylor in to play Cortana. She originally wasn't available due to being busy providing mocap for Halo Infinite, but when schedules shifted due to covid, her schedule freed up. There's definitely been some post-production on her face, and her hair is obviously different, but it's definitely Jen Taylor. It's particularly noticeable in the eyebrows in this photo from the set of the show:

Also here's a quote from 343 producer Kiki Wolfkill:

"Wolfkill:I mean, Jen Taylor is sort of a magical being, so being able to get her for the show was incredible. I mean, frankly, when we started the show, she was knee-deep in Halo Infinite, in the game. And so, even, you know, seeing if we could get her was something we weren't sure about without disrupting the game schedule, and then with COVID schedule slips everything just fell into place. And so having her, come on board, not just because she's an amazing person on set and feels like a little piece of home for me out there."

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Come to Buffalo!! We are on a huge upswing and the community is fantastic!!!!
That's where I was born and raised and it is honestly the best! The people are all so kind