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Tom Bissell on Jennifer Hale and the “Mass Effect” trilogy

August 9th, 2011

Episode 216 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Tom Bissell writes about the voice-over actress Jennifer Hale. Here Bissell talks with Blake Eskin about Hale's performance as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect video games, and why Bissell prefers playing with a female avatar. Hale joins the conversation to demonstrate some of her voice-over techniques, including the finer points of grunting.

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