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Video Game Voice Actors Strike Continues


Eleven video game publishers, including major players—Activision, Electronic Arts, Take 2 Interactive, and WB Games—remain under pressure from the Screen Actors Guild for their treatment of voice actors. Because of the long delay between conception and launch, the makers are beginning to see the effects of the strike. The four main concerns are: throat damage (having to scream for hours can cause permanent and temporary damage); dangerous stunts (required for motion capture; there is currently no stunt coordinator); mystery roles (actors want transparency as to what characters they are playing and complain of surprise roles and those requiring suggestive and offensive language); and residuals (video game actors currently receive no royalties from the billions in dollars of revenue the games earn).