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Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch and voice acting

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Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin 2, the highly anticipated RPG will launch on Steam on September 14th. Featuring a full roster of voice acting content and talent. With more than 1 million words and over 74,000 lines of voiced dialogue.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Voice Recordings:

The Linux release?

Believe us, it’s not that we’re not interested in producing a version for Mac/Linux/Console. It’s just that we want to get the gameplay and world fleshed out in all the detail that it needs first. Once we have the game fully worked out, we’ll start looking at porting it to other platforms. That’s not something that’ll happen during the Kickstarter or indeed this year.

From Larian Studios:

“This FAQ from 2 years ago is stating that we would be “looking at porting at other platforms.” Which does not guarantee a Linux/Mac/Console version will ever happen. It will depend on the success of DOS2, and the resources available after the release.”

Since this update covers the launch date and voice acting. Any further news regarding Linux is somewhat limiting even via Kickstarter. However more content is coming. Since we have further feedback from Larian Studios. It looks like a Linux release will be a “wait and see.”

Divinity: Original Sin 2 includes veterans from the games industry:

  • Harry Hadden-Paton as the Red Prince, a haughty but heroic lizard noble exiled from his own empire.
  • Alix Wilton Regan as Sebille, an elven assassin seeking vengeance against the Master who once enslaved her.
  • Tamaryn Payne as Lohse, a star musician possessed by an unwelcome – and powerful – visitor.
  • Chris Finney as Ifan ben-Mezd, a mercenary ex-soldier on the run from a haunted past.
  • Alec Newman as Beast, a rebel-turned-pirate who must save his people from their reckless and tyrannical queen.
  • Christopher Bonwell as the undead whose origin story will soon have a reveal.

Not only do the game’s main origin characters have a full voice-over. Divinity: Original Sin 2 also features around 1200 different characters and creatures. All voicing has a completely full cast of around 80 actors. The full extent of the games voice content cannot possibly be available in one playthrough. So players who want to hear every NPC’s story. And every origin story interaction will require many playthroughs.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 characters voicing:

Fans of the Divinity series may remember Harry Hadden Paton, who voiced Edmund in Divinity: Dragon Commander, as well as the Male Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Alix Wilton Regan has also leant her voice talents to Divinity: Dragon Commander and the original Divinity: Original Sin, as well as a Mass Effect 3, the Dragon Age series, and Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. The voice of Alec Newman will also be recognizable – voicing characters in many popular games. These include Dragon Age II, Killzone 3, The Witcher 2 and 3, several Assassin’s Creed games.  And also several games in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Co-op Spotlight:

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a fantasy RPG featuring deep turn-based combat and a branching, epic story that begs to be replayed. With 40,000 backers and fans on Kickstarter. Yet holding a 94% player rating on Steam. The games a direct sequel to the award winning and critically acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin. Which also achieved a Metacritic score of 94 out of 100.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 will launch on September 14, 2017, for $44.99 USD on Steam. Steam Early Access and GOG. Available now for Windows, but coming to Linux and Mac.

Discord voice messaging and chat application gets an early Linux release

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Discord the popular new new voice chat and #messaging #application now being used by #gamers everywhere now has a native build. Just last week, Discord released the first Linux build called Canary, announced on reddit. This is an early build of so it is expected to help bridge that long-awaited cross platform gap.
However, there are still several known issue and the release needs extensive testing.

So here are the full details:

A very early linux build is ready, but we need help testing it!

Build 0.0.1 is out:

https://storage.googleapis.com/discord-developer/test/discord-canary-0.0.1.deb

https://storage.googleapis.com/discord-developer/test/discord-canary-0.0.1.tar.gz

Join us on the discord devs server (#linux channel) to let us know about bugs and stuff

NOTE

There are probably broken things (and it may not work for you at all). This is a very early canary release. You may have to uninstall/re-install many times as we iterate any fix bugs.

Reporting a Bug

Include your distribution, kernel, window manager, system spec’s, any relevant logs and steps to repro.

!!! Please leave the top level comments in this post limited to bug reports only. I’ll be deleting any other top level posts that aren’t bug reports !!!

Known Bugs So Far:

  • Volume slider for some users is at 20000%

    • Fixed in 0.0.1
  • Tray Icon Not Showing Up *Fixed in 0.0.1

  • Window Decorations

    • Update (3/25): We’re looking into it.
  • Game detection is not yet implemented.

Up to this point we have been patient, hoping to see a Linux client for the popular voice chat application. Sure there are some advantages over Teamspeak and Mumble, but you be the judge for what works or not.

Check out the official Discord website for more details. Some of the content and comparison information may very, but either way, it’s worth checking out the free client for yourself. And let us know what you think in a comments.

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Batman: Arkham Knight video release for voice actors working on the game

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We know that Batman: Arkham Knight will not be making a #debut on #Linux or SteamOS until the fall. But looking at how much work goes into the creation of a game always has our attention. Set to #release next month for Windows PC and consoles, there is still quite a bit of extra work to be done. Some of which comes as voice acting, as Arkham Knight has a wide cast of characters, and it takes a particular personality to create those distinct character rolls.

A new video recently publish on the Batman Arkham Youtube channel goes into detail on voice acting work to create Arkham Knight. Revealing the voice talent behind some of the most notable characters behind the scenes of game development. Kevin Conroy is certainly very renowned, but he does not sound anything like the Caped Crusader when speaking normally.

Featured voice actors:

  • Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) joins the cast as James Gordon.
  • Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) plays Barbara Gordon.
  • John Noble (Sleepy Hollow, Fringe) brings his talents as Scarecrow
  • Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie) provides the voice behind Nightwing.

Banks, Greene, Noble and Porter join an ensemble cast that includes fan-favorites Kevin Conroy, who returns as Batman; Tara Strong as Harley Quinn; Troy Baker as Two-Face and Nolan North as Penguin.

For more information check out the Batman: Arkham Knight official webpage and make sure toe follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.

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Gravity Ghost physics game coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows PC

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Gravity Ghost, the adorable planet-circling physics game, is getting some high-caliber voice talent from Ashly Burch of Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? and #Borderlands2, Logan Cunningham of #Bastion and #Transistor, and Sarah Elmaleh of Gone Home and Resonance. The full voice lineup with background information on all of the actors (and sound clips) can be found on the Gravity Ghost dev blog.

Gravity Ghost is the “bastard child of The Little Prince and Mario Galaxy,” as Designer Erin Robinson puts it. Players take on the role of Iona, the game’s 12-year-old protagonist tasked with exploring and restoring her galaxy. She encounters seven magical guardians and must navigate the gravity fields of their planets to complete physics puzzles. Plus, it’s pretty in a childlike, fantastical way.

The gallery below shows off images from three of the game’s 20 story cutscenes. Players discover the scenes in any order. “In this way they’ll have to make sense of the story themselves,” Robinson says. “Like Pulp Fiction, but cuter.”

Gravity Ghost is up for pre-order now for 33 percent off, $10. It’s due out this year for PC, Mac and Linux.

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Reblogged from: joystiq.com

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Steam Desktop Client includes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Support and Voice

Valve just released an #update for its Steam desktop client.  This update addresses bugs and stability #improvements across all platforms, and includes support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  Gamers in Linux now can select a voice input device when using “Big Picture” mode.

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Some of the cross platform changes include support for regional EULAs (thank God for that), improvements in handling the way that unrecognized Web links appear in chat, automatic removal of empty sub folders after game installs and updates, and more accurate progress reporting of items that are in your download queue.

You can read all of the information about the latest update here, on the official announcement page from Valve.

Reblogged from: techgage.com

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