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LionHeart XXII
06-11-2014, 10:28 PM
When I watch the CG trailer for AC:U I knew the voice at the beginning, which I'm presuming to be Arno's, sounded very familiar, and I think I found figured it out. He sounds alot like Anders from Dragon Age 2....

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3540491/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

I could be wrong as this is just a guess, but not only did the voice work, but if you look at the glimpse of Arno's face we get in the single player demo, This actor looks spot on as well, as ubisoft often uses the voice actors face as well. What do you guys think?

king-hailz
06-11-2014, 10:41 PM
I think you've found him, good job! Although i want it to be in a french accent... it will just add to it.

guardian_titan
06-11-2014, 10:43 PM
No offense, but I hope not. That guy's a jerk. If you follow the Cullen thread on the Bioware forums in the DA2 character forum (not the DAI one), some of the posters there talk about how Howden insulted them and wrote them off. That's not a good way to have fans. Seems he doesn't care if he has fans or not. I prefer actors who are more fan friendly (Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Hale, and Greg Ellis to name a few). You don't have to give into every fan's whim, but my God, that guy needs lessons in how not to insult someone.

Greg Ellis voiced Anders in DAO: Awakening (after voicing Cullen and a few other random NPCs in DAO), but due to time commitments, he could only voice Cullen in DA2. Anders had to be recast as a result. As much as I liked the character, his VA needs a LOT of help when it comes to interacting with his fan base. Made me wish Ellis remained as Anders and didn't have other commitments at the time because he does treat his fans well. Ellis is part of the reason Cullen, such a minor character, is so popular. Maybe Howden's changed recently, but since the posts regarding his insulting his DA2 Anders fans were just from last year ... not holding my breath.

Please DON'T be Howden. :mad: But I can see the resemblance between what little we saw of Arno and him. :(

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Search a 3500 page thread is quite a feat. >_> Opted to edit my post rather than post a new one. This is a hot button topic as it is regarding sexism with the series. Anyway:
A woman on the Bioware forums who is known to be a Cullen/Greg Ellis lover once tweeted Howden and he made a rather crude comment toward her. Can't find the specific post where LolaLei (the woman in question) first mentioned Howden's tweet. Did find three of her posts referencing it, though.
http://forum.bioware.com/topic/234549-the-official-knight-captain-cullen-discussion-thread-20/page-581#entry12317599
http://forum.bioware.com/topic/234549-the-official-knight-captain-cullen-discussion-thread-20/page-191#entry10902549
http://forum.bioware.com/topic/234549-the-official-knight-captain-cullen-discussion-thread-20/page-1213#entry13623428

And apparently he's gotten himself involved with porn VOs.
http://forum.bioware.com/topic/234549-the-official-knight-captain-cullen-discussion-thread-20/page-334#entry12021075

Howden is rather sexist. He either flirts with women he deems attractive or he insults them. Given the hoopla over diversity in AC games started this past week, should Arno's VA be a sexist? Yeah, good way to promote the game. :rolleyes: If Howden's Arno's VA, I very much doubt I'll be buying another Ubisoft game.

LolaLei is a YouTube blogger and well known to Bioware. She quite often interacts with the various Bioware developers, etc via Twitter and the Bioware staff often post in the Cullen thread because of her.

Shahkulu101
06-11-2014, 10:54 PM
No offense, but I hope not. That guy's a jerk. If you follow the Cullen thread on the Bioware forums in the DA2 character forum (not the DAI one), some of the posters there talk about how Howden insulted them and wrote them off. That's not a good way to have fans. Seems he doesn't care if he has fans or not. I prefer actors who are more fan friendly (Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Hale, and Greg Ellis to name a few). You don't have to give into every fan's whim, but my God, that guy needs lessons in how not to insult someone.

Greg Ellis voiced Anders in DAO: Awakening (after voicing Cullen and a few other random NPCs in DAO), but due to time commitments, he could only voice Cullen in DA2. Anders had to be recast as a result. As much as I liked the character, his VA needs a LOT of help when it comes to interacting with his fan base. Made me wish Ellis remained as Anders and didn't have other commitments at the time because he does treat his fans well. Ellis is part of the reason Cullen, such a minor character, is so popular. Maybe Howden's changed recently, but since the posts regarding his insulting his DA2 Anders fans were just from last year ... not holding my breath.

Please DON'T be Howden. :mad: But I can see the resemblance between what little we saw of Arno and him. :(

In what way did he insult them and what for?

adventurewomen
06-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Until IMdb have updated his credits for AC supposably or when Ubi announces Arno's VA,, then I'll believe it :p

LionHeart XXII
06-11-2014, 11:17 PM
Until IMdb have updated his credits for AC supposably or when Ubi announces Arno's VA,, then I'll believe it :p

oh yeah, for sure. This is literally just my guess...but i think its right though

adventurewomen
06-11-2014, 11:20 PM
oh yeah, for sure. This is literally just my guess...but i think its right though
Could be, but definitely a great guess though, we'll have to wait and see :)

Ureh
06-12-2014, 01:48 AM
I think the Marquis is Bruce Dinsmore, who was also Vance in AC4 and Taggard in Deus Ex HR:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0227831/?ref_=tt_cl_t8

And I think the elderly person that Arno interrogates is the Acre herald in AC1:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0932936/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Could be wrong. But what do you guys think? Recognise anyone?

FR0ZENZiNE
06-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Until IMdb have updated his credits for AC supposably or when Ubi announces Arno's VA,, then I'll believe it :p

You know that everyone can edit IMDB, right? I could say Morgan Freeman plays Arno.

I-Like-Pie45
06-12-2014, 08:02 PM
REMEMBER WHEN THE VOICE OF BROCK FROM POKEMON WAS SUPPOSEDLY VOICING CONNOR AND R. LEE ERMEY VOICING CHARLES LEE?

GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES

ALTHOUGH R. LEE ERMEY AS LEE WOULD'VE ACTUALLY BEEN ALL SORTS OF LEVELS OF KICKASS

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HONEST THOUGHTS, rc

xx-pyro
06-12-2014, 08:05 PM
I honestly don't see the resemblance but what do I know.