Daily Archives: September 10, 2010

Company of Heroes Senior Designer Brian Wood Dies in Car Accident

Brian Wood, senior designer on Relic Entertainment‘s Company of Heroes was killed in a car crash in which he sacrificed his own life to save his pregnant wife and baby to be, swerving his car so that he would take the brunt of the impact, avoiding a head on collision with the the Chevy Blazer that crossed the center line swerving into the Woods’ vehicle.

The occupants of the blazer are all known criminals with heavy drug-related records and evidence of drug use was found in the vehicle.

With an out-of-control Chevy Blazer bearing down on him, the 33-year old North Vancouver man braked and swerved his Subaru wagon so that he would take the force of the head-on collision, saving his wife of five years, pregnant with their first baby..

The full story can be found here.

Relic Entertainment has set up a memorial trust fund in his name, details and donation information can be found here.

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New Portal 2 Coop trailer

Not sure of the source, but a new trailer for the coop gameplay that’s going to be in Portal 2. Looks like fun.


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Portal 2: Wheatley Gets a New Voice, Old Video Disappears

So Valve has decided on an actor for the robot Wheatley for Portal 2. Turns out the person doing the voice in the original video was a Valve employee, so they have made a new video with Stephen Merchant doing the Wheatley Voice. Unfortunately they also deleted the original version of the video (originally posted here: http://www.amused-geeks.com/2010/06/29/new-portal-video/).

I personally prefer the new voice, but there seem to be a number of people who liked the old voice. Since I tend to keep copies of everything, here’s both so you can decide for yourself.

Wheatley Update


Meet Wheatley – Original Voice

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