So you might not have heard too much about the contributions of city theatre vet Mark Meer and a dozen of his colleagues to Mass Effect, one of the year's biggest busters of blocks in any medium.
Selling over a million copies in the three weeks since its late-November release, Mass Effect, developed here by BioWare Corp, puts players in the role of interstellar agent Commander Shepard and takes them on a galaxy-spanning sci-fi adventure. And the only thing the denizens of the Mass Effect universe like to do more than conduct forbidden experiments and shoot at you is talk: the game features tens of thousands of lines' worth of recorded dialogue. That's a lot of work for a lot of actors.
Video games. The next frontier in voice-over acting. It's good to be a pioneer once again.