Low Pay, Broken Vocal Cords Plague Video Game Voice Actors
The Washington Post has an excellent write-up about voice actors and their recent troubles in the video game industry. Among the issues? Low pay, vocal cord injuries, and long word days that can involve screaming into a microphone for hours straight.
"They keep saying, 'Games are different,'" actor J.B. Blanc tells The Washington Post. "But that's no longer true. Because games want to be movies, and movies want to be games. These are basically 100-hour-long movies."
These issues and more led to voice actors going on strike last year for 11 months, making it the longest strike in SAG-AFTRA history.