Online Warriors: A Gaming and Entertainment Podcast

Episode 15.8: Interview with Joseph Balderrama, the Revival of Dead Space, Amblin & Netflix Deal, and a New Boston Dynamics Owner

June 23, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of the Online Warriors Podcast! This week, we have a very special episode in store for you.

We kick off the episode with a special guest interview featuring Joseph Balderrama, an actor and voice over artist most recently known for his roles in acclaimed video game, It Takes Two! Joseph comes on the show today to discuss his overall career in acting and shares some behind-the-scenes tales from It Takes Two. Some quick hits from our interview:

  • Joseph's background and how he got his start in acting and voice over work (00:45)
  • Which type of media Joseph enjoys working in the most (06:36)
  • How Joseph got involved with Hazelight Studios for A Way Out and It Takes Two (11:41)
  • What it's like to work with Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares behind-the-scenes (12:29)
  • How Joseph prepared for the two major roles (Cody and Dr. Hakim) he voiced in It Takes Two (15:02)
  • How voice actors create in-game "tertiary" sounds heard during gameplay (17:17)
  • Joseph's personal reaction to the glowing reviews received by It Takes Two (20:08)
  • The biggest takeaways Joseph hopes gamers get out of It Takes Two (21:55)
  • Recommendations to aspiring voice actors (25:25)
  • Upcoming projects on the horizon for Joseph (27:18)
  • Joseph answers: "If you could be a superhero, what would be your superpower?" (31:42)

Next, we jump into some of the latest juicy news in the world of nerdy entertainment:

  • Rumors are swirling that EA may soon be announcing the return of Dead Space (34:40)
  • Steven Spielberg and Amblin partner with Netflix for exclusive movies (48:15)
  • Hyundai completes its acquisition of robotics company, Boston Dynamics (01:01:17)

The crew then goes hands on in their What-Are-You-Up-To Segment:

  • Techtic plays Biomutant (01:08:55) and tinkers with his 3D Printer (01:10:36)
  • Nerdbomber plays Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (01:11:37), watches Wish Dragon (01:15:45) and reads The Murderbot Diaries (01:16:48)
  • Illeagle plays a new solo board game, Under Falling Skies, (01:17:36) and watches In The Heights (01:18:33)

This week, we ride the E3 hype train into some Metroid trivia! See if Techtic breaks his losing streak this week. (01:21:43)

Special shoutout to our Patreon Producers: Ben Cheknis and Steven Keller

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