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Battlefront Beta, Voice Actor Strike and Black Ops III Videos

Oct 09, 2015

In video game news this week, we have the launch of the beta for Star Wars Battlefront, which is kind of mind-blowing. Video game voice actors like Wil Wheaton have agreed to a strike, though it hasn’t begun yet. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is getting a weekly video series! Check out all the latest news below.

Star Wars Battlefront Beta is Out and Awesome

The Star Wars Battlefront beta was released on Thursday and already, people are tweeting about how amazing it is! We’ve been checking it out and aside from the sheer coolness to be playing something in the Star Wars universe, the visuals are incredible! Everything is practically photo-realistic and the sound design is amazing. We’re dying to know what you guys think! Make sure to tell us in the comments!

Are you playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta?Are you playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta?Courtesy of EA

Video Game Voice Actors Vote to Strike

Your favorite voice actors for video games have voted to strike. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s happening yet. It just means that the National Board the authority to do so. SAG-AFTRA Union members voted 96.52 percent in favor of the strike. Here is part of the official announcemen”t

“It is important to note that the referendum result does not mean that members are on strike, rather, it gives the National Board the authority to declare a strike.  A 75% “yes” vote was required to give the National Board that authority.

With this result in hand, the Negotiating Committee will seek to return to the bargaining table and continue to press for a fair resolution on behalf of performers working in video games. The Interactive Media Agreement expired on December 31st, 2014. Bargaining sessions held in February and June of this year failed to produce an agreement.”

So, what are they asking for? The union would like bonus pay for games that sell more than two million copies, stun coordinators for possibly dangerous motion capture sessions, knowing the title of the game they’re auditioning for and limits on vocally stressful recording sessions. You can check out all the info here.

What do you think of the voice actor strike?What do you think of the voice actor strike?Courtesy of Bungie

Call of Duty Black Ops III Gets a Weekly Video Series

Today we learned that Call of Duty: Black Ops III will get a weekly video series starting this Friday and every Friday through the end of this month. Each week, Activision and Treyarch will show us “new, never-before-seen” footage on the Call of Duty YouTube channel.

The “Black Ops Fridays” videos will begin at noon PDT/3pm EDT and you’ll get to see developer interviews and fan questions answered as well.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III will launch on November 6th.

Will you be watching the weekly video series?Will you be watching the weekly video series?Courtesy of Activision
Have Your Say

Are you playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta? What do you think? Are you cool with the voice actor strike? Will you be watching the Call of Duty: Black Ops III video series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.