Melissa Hutchison is a hot name in voice acting nowadays. Having won critical and fan acclaim with her role as Clementine in Telltale’s The Walking Dead, us Sam & Max fans were actually won over with her first with her portrayal of Girl Stinky.
It was a delight to be able to talk to Melissa about her work in the series and about voice acting in general. She’s super friendly, amazingly talented and obviously extremely passionate about her work. I hope you enjoy reading the interview.
Dave Boat is a voice actor who has been in TV shows (Family Guy), films (Wreck-It Ralph) and video games (Ratchet & Clank). He’s one talented and friendly guy, but how is he involved in Sam & Max?
In Poker Night 2, Dave took on the role of Max as a sound-alike for Telltale’s usual choice of William Kasten. Did you notice the change? I had a chat with Dave to find out more about him, his work in the industry and his experience of voicing Max.
Poker Night 2 is now available to purchase from the App Store for $4.99. The game is only compatible on devices including and above the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
Were you waiting for the game to hit iOS devices? Perhaps this will be your second copy of the game? Talk it out in the comments below.
Poker Night 2 has nearly been out for a week now, which has been enough time to lose a whole load of poker games.
Find out what I think of the second instalment in this review. Be sure to leave your thoughts on the game in the comments section.
Here’s something a bit strange: in Poker Night 2, Max isn’t voiced by William Kasten as he usually is in the Telltale games. Instead, Dave Boat takes over the vocals.
I didn’t notice the change at all, but it makes you wonder why William Kasten didn’t lend his voice. Thanks to Tora Netwon Y for spotting it on the Telltale forums. I’ll update if Telltale comments on the matter.
Also, according to TV Tropes, during the game Claptrap asks Sam what’s next for Telltale. In response, Sam says he’s just glad someone touched up the models of him and Max. I haven’t heard this dialogue myself yet, but it’s certainly interesting if true. Could season four be in production? Or is Sam merely showing his appreciation that Telltale are still looking after him despite the lack of a new game? I’ll hold out hope and go with the former.
You know when you’re waiting for a trailer and then three turn up at once?
A third trailer for Poker Night 2 has been released. There’s nothing particularly new on show, but Skun’kape makes a cameo at the beginning. Each character is introduced in turn, with Sam pairing up with his little buddy. Max will be lurking around in the background and will insert remarks during the game every now and then.
Poker Night 2 is releasing today on XBLA, with other platforms to follow. You can watch the trailer below.
After reporting yesterday that the Steam release date for Poker Night 2 was being pushed back, Telltale have confirmed all platform releases on their Twitter page. They also said that the game will be releasing on iOS and to expect more details soon. Until then, here are the release dates:
|XBLA (worldwide)||24th April|
|Steam (worldwide)||26th April|
|PSN (America)||30th April|
|PSN (Europe)||1st May (estimated)|
Various snippets of new Poker Night 2 information have popped up. Firstly, the Telltale Twitter revealed that you will be able to order drinks for the other players in the game in order to get them drunk and see their tells.
Secondly, two new screenshots have been released showing GLaDOS and Ash talking and the whole table midway through a game. These can be seen embedded below or on the game page.
Thirdly, a list of achievements can be seen over here. Those are for the Xbox 360, but presumably they’ll be the same on every platform.
And finally, the Steam release date for the game is now listed as the 26th of April (instead of the 23rd). No official word on PSN or Xbox.