The June 4/11 issue of Entertainment Weekly,which subscribers received last week, features a massive cover story on the 100 best characters of the last 20 years, a list that - almost surprisingly - contains a few game characters, including Master Chief and Lara Croft. As far as we're concerned, though, the crown jewel of the rather massive list is entry 93 (on page 91), titled Game Boys, which gives the single spot to Uncharted's Nathan Drake, God of War's Kratos and Grand Theft Auto IV's Niko Bellic.
As a gamer, you might think it's blasphemous to shunt three prominent, beloved characters into one remote-seeming entry. But you won't care once you see the page, which features an amazing photo of the characters' voice actors - Nolan North, T.C. Carson and Michael Hollick - dressed as microphone-wielding versions of their respective roles in front of a green screen.
Above: Yeah, our version's kinda low-res. Want a better one? Pick up a copy of the magazine
The full page also features short bios on each actor, along with a little commentary on how they view their characters. We wouldn't normally shill for another publishers' magazine, but the issue's worth picking up just for this page alone - and the rest of the list isn't a bad read, either, regardless of whether you actually agree with any of it.
Jun 2, 2010