Archive for November 23, 2014

SMYN: Interview with Xander Mobus

You know him as the announcer in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS – voice actor Xander Mobus joins us for an insightful half-hour chat! What was it like to record all of those lines for the latest Smash Bros. game? How difficult was it to properly pronounce “Duck Hunt”? Was Masahiro Sakurai in the recording studio for direction? What was the process like for recording the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza? Youko, Solharath, Eevee, and CyberLink420 leave no stone unturned in this discussion with the man behind the voice that Smash fans now know well!

VOTE FOR FINALISTS starting November 24 in the SMYN Game of the Year Awards!


– Are you a big Smash Bros. fan?
– How did you get into voice-over?
– How did you get the Smash Bros. job, and how long ago did you record your lines?
– When they were directing you, were you specifically asked to voice-match the previous announcer?
– What was it like to be under a Non-Disclosure Agreement, while you were aware of the massive knowledge that was the Super Smash Bros. playable roster?
– How did you react to the first time you saw you had to read the name “Duck Hunt”?
– Is there a story behind the pronunciation of “Bowser Jr.”?
– How much free reign/ad-libbing did you have/get to do with the embellishments on the different phrases in the 50-Fact Extravaganza?
– How long did it take to record the 50-Fact Extravaganza? Like, did you knock that out in a single session, or did it take a few days?
– Have you gotten to spend much time with Smash 3DS/Wii U? Who’s your main character?
– If you were given the chance to voice any character in any medium, who would it be?
– What advice can you offer to those looking to get into voice-over?
– Feel free to say nothing about it, but is Nintendo still using your voice?
– Any other projects you have coming up that you can talk about?


Episode 172: Putting the M in Mask

Project M’s APEX Exclusion and New Release in the Smash Bros. Update, Nintendo Direct confirms Majora’s Mask 3DS, and the quality control on holiday video game releases are discussed. Also, the impending and expensive Nintendo Day, video game award season is upon us, Smash Bros. on TI-83 calculators is our Hilarity of the Weak and much more! How will be able to handle Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in the same day? Youko, Solharath, and Eevee break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: A Disclosure in “Game Journalism”

GO NOMINATE GAMES for our SMYN Game of the Year Awards for 2014!



Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Woolly World and other stages
Project M not included in APEX 2015
Project M 3.5 released
Headline 2: Nintendo Direct brings Majora’s Mask 3D, more
Headline 3: Games are being released as incomplete this holiday
Hilarity of the weak: Smash Bros. on a TI-83 graphing calculator

The Game Awards announced for December 5
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Attack on Titan and Marvel crossing over
Nintendo Day approaches on November 21st

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Tales of Hearts R, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Solharath: Project M, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Hyrule Warriors
Eevee: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Youko: Kirby Triple Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Solharath: Project M 3.5 Theme Song
Eevee: PeanutButterGamer – Tomodachi Life
Youko: Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer: Advanced Warfare