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Dibs on the $100k if he really doesn't want it.
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I realize how much you all say that this voice-actor was paid fairly for the work that he did. I won't deny that - but I can't help but ask one question...

How much did they pay Samuel L. Jackson to do San Andreas?
    
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I realize how much you all say that this voice-actor was paid fairly for the work that he did. I won't deny that - but I can't help but ask one question...

How much did they pay Samuel L. Jackson to do San Andreas?
lol, well yeah, but thats Samuel L Jackson.

they'd have paid him like 100K just to say one thing, just coz of who he is.
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being an actor and being a voice actor is two completely different things, there is a lot more work involved in being an actor for a blockbuster movie then standing in a room reading off a script to a mic

and it wasn't voice acting that made haze crap, it was everything, from graphics to gameplay; the voice acting was the least of its worries

there is no ability involved in being a voice actor, $100k is very fair
no abilility involved? thats absolute trash. You really have to get into the character to convince and entertain the audience who are watchng the CGI film / video game. Even if they could make a CGI or Video Game actor look and behave believable, it does take a fair amount of talent to make that character sound believeable. Maybe $100K sounds fair to some people, but when you look at the amount of money actors are being payed to do voice-overs for CGI movies and the fact that games like this are making MORE money than them, you suddenly realise that maybe the main character's voice actor is owed maybe a little more money..
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He is owed as much as his contract said he was owed. End of.

The question is whether voice actors in games should be payed more in general, the answer is no, as they do proportionally very little work.

Thread over, thanks for reading.
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If you think he deserves more money, you are an idiot. By your extremely stupid logic, all programmers involved should get more money too huh? Lets just give everyone all the profits and let rockstar go broke. I mean who cares about the company, we dont need anymore games from them right? He agreed to his contract knowing how much the game was going to make. He isn't vital to the games success and needs to close his mouth.
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My opinion is that too many people in the entertainment industry are making too much money in exchange for too little work. That goes for certain businessmen as well.

That being said the amount of money he got isn't too small nor is it too big. I'd say it's appropriate. I see his point but coming from a country where the average salary for someone with a college degree is around $ 1000 I fail to sympathize.
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He agreed to his contract knowing how much the game was going to make.
He didn't know it was GTA4 to start with. GTA4, like many other games, was produced under a codename. Voice actors are left in the dark about many of the specifics of the projects they work on. When he was asked to do the voices, the game was referred to as "Frozen," NOT Grand Theft Auto 4. So no. He DIDN'T know how much it was going to make. Quit assuming that he did.

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He didn't know it was GTA4 to start with. GTA4, like many other games, was produced under a codename. Voice actors are left in the dark about many of the specifics of the projects they work on. When he was asked to do the voices, the game was referred to as "Frozen," NOT Grand Theft Auto 4. So no. He DIDN'T know how much it was going to make. Quit assuming that he did.

/Galidan
i agree that he wouldnt have known how much the game was going to make, thats not the point anyway.

what you said though, is that true? where did you hear that? i mean, would kinda make sense, i guess. to prevent script leakage or whatever...sounds pretty drastic for something as simple as a video game.
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what you said though, is that true? where did you hear that? i mean, would kinda make sense, i guess. to prevent script leakage or whatever...sounds pretty drastic for something as simple as a video game.
I heard it on a radio interview with him.

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