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Ireland and Irish people in Computer games

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  • Registered Users Posts: 969 ✭✭✭some random drunk


    The Xbox game GunValkyrie had an Irish main character called Kelly O'Lenmey who was from Ballymun apparently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,732 ✭✭✭Magill


    Yeah, bit in broken sword was awesome... hope they come back in the new one.


  • Moderators Posts: 5,558 ✭✭✭Azza


    Pretty sure we had Irish Gangs in the Mafia games, at least in the second one anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,469 ✭✭✭✭GTR63


    Anyone mention The Saboteur yet that had a Irish lead & uncensored DLC tits iirc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,923 ✭✭✭kearneybobs


    Azza wrote: »
    The Best is Yet to Come song form Metal Gear Solid, is sung in Irish.
    Unbelievable song.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,191 ✭✭✭Feelgood


    GTR63 wrote: »
    Anyone mention The Saboteur yet that had a Irish lead & uncensored DLC tits iirc.

    Just about to say that, what a great game the Saboteur was. I finished it 3 times. Loved it. Was hoping for a sequel and yes there was tits and lap dances :D

    Other than that, there was Jack "Butcher" O'Hara (Green Beret) in Commandos for the PC. "I'm comin!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,175 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    GTR63 wrote: »
    Anyone mention The Saboteur yet that had a Irish lead & uncensored DLC tits iirc.

    Ha, I wonder if that's how they advertised it.

    ''CGI tits download pack €4.99''


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,469 ✭✭✭✭GTR63


    J. Marston wrote: »
    Ha, I wonder if that's how they advertised it.

    ''CGI tits download pack €4.99''

    If you bought it new you`d get dlc codes for them :o


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,529 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    The old UT1-based game Clive Barkers: The Undying was set entirely in Ireland, with all the cast being Irish too. Half decent game from what I vaguely recall.

    That section of Broken Sword set in Ireland, man that takes me back. Prehistoric days, before the arrival of the internet so if you were stuck in a game, you stayed stuck unless you chanced upon a solution; the goat 'puzzle' had me utterly flummoxed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,383 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep


    What about the Zafords from Borderlands 2? (I suppose Lucky Zaford is also in the first game).

    They're the ones that run the Irish Bar that you get a few missions from... There's also the terrible Irish accents to contend with.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,762 ✭✭✭Yreval


    Mr.Saturn wrote: »
    Oswald from King of Fighters XI onward.

    Just XI, actually - a pity, as he's definitely one of the better character designs in KOF.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,012 ✭✭✭BizzyC


    Plenty of Irish accents in Dragon Age 2


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭gugleguy


    What about Irish people in GAA sport as published by EA.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,123 ✭✭✭✭Star Lord


    pixelburp wrote: »
    The old UT1-based game Clive Barkers: The Undying was set entirely in Ireland, with all the cast being Irish too. Half decent game from what I vaguely recall.
    Undying was a great game for its day, but it was set elsewhere. Only the main character was Irish. He was originally meant to be a big bald muscley (vaguely Russian looking) guy, till Clive Barker insisted that the character be changed to "someone I could fall in love with", and so "Patrick Galloway" was made...

    Loved the game, must dig out the disc see if it still works!

    <edit>
    Copied from Wikipedia:
    Originally, the protagonist of the game was to be "Count Magnus Wolfram", a tattooed man with superhuman strength and supernatural abilities. Barker himself rejected this idea, noting that the more normal, down-to-earth Patrick Galloway would be easier to relate to for the average gamer. Wolfram's character model plays a small part in the finished product, however. He is the Trsanti shaman who attacks a younger Galloway with the Gel'ziabar Stone in the opening cutscene flashback.


  • Moderators Posts: 5,558 ✭✭✭Azza


    It was set in Ireland according to wikipedia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,123 ✭✭✭✭Star Lord


    Azza wrote: »
    It was set in Ireland according to wikipedia.
    Perhaps, I assumed it was set in the UK, as Patrick had an Irish accent, but the Covenant family had British accents.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,529 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Perhaps, I assumed it was set in the UK, as Patrick had an Irish accent, but the Covenant family had British accents.

    Nope, it was definitely set in Ireland, was half the reason it got my attention all those years ago; given games set in the Old Sod are such a rarity.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 632 ✭✭✭Forest Demon


    M Bison from Street fighter is Irish. Not only that but in Street fighter legend of Chun Li is real hardcore Irish :pac:. Orphaned soon of Irish missionary's as a baby in Bangkok and still grew up with an Irish accent.


  • Moderators Posts: 5,558 ✭✭✭Azza


    Yeah good old Bison, he was voted Irelands greatest citizen recently or so I heard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭Branoic


    Crusader Kings II - Ireland is one of the easier starting locations and features a load of medieval irish characters.

    Also, the celt units in Civ 4 replied with Irish dialogue.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,763 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    I'm amazed noone's mentioned Havok yet. How many games have used their physics engines over the years...

    The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

    Leviticus 19:34



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭Branoic


    I'm amazed noone's mentioned Havok yet. How many games have used their physics engines over the years...

    Yes, clearly an important contribution to the industry by irish people, but I don't think it was quite what the OP was after. Featuring Havok isn't the same as featuring Ireland as a playable location or Irish characters.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,763 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    Fair point. Just thought it merited mentioning.

    The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

    Leviticus 19:34



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,009 ✭✭✭✭wnolan1992


    gugleguy wrote: »
    What about Irish people in GAA sport as published by EA.

    I think everyone was just trying to block those games from their memories...


    *shudder*


  • Registered Users Posts: 981 ✭✭✭Hercule


    there are a lot of "oirish" ppl in games - but not many Irish. I really don't understand how its more cost effective to have "oirish" voice actors then to pick actual Irish people.

    The last level of Counter-Strike:Condition Zero is set in Belfast,
    there is a final boss thats in the IRA. He wields a samurai sword against you and has a nuclear bomb at the top of a skyscraper in Belfast that you need to defuse.
    . I really wish I was making that up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,123 ✭✭✭✭Star Lord


    Hercule wrote: »
    there are a lot of "oirish" ppl in games - but not many Irish. I really don't understand how its more cost effective to have "oirish" voice actors then to pick actual Irish people.

    The last level of Counter-Strike:Condition Zero is set in Belfast,
    there is a final boss thats in the IRA. He wields a samurai sword against you and has a nuclear bomb at the top of a skyscraper in Belfast that you need to defuse.
    . I really wish I was making that up.

    Reminds me of the old Rainbow Six game,
    where the last (or one of the last?) levels was where there were IRA members with bombs in Big Ben or something akin to that!

    *spoilered to prevent spoiling the one above*


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,175 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Hercule wrote: »
    there are a lot of "oirish" ppl in games - but not many Irish. I really don't understand how its more cost effective to have "oirish" voice actors then to pick actual Irish people.

    They probably need to make them ''Oirish'' just so other countries know where they're from. Although, it would be funny if a game had a character with a heavy Cork or Dublin accent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 31,967 ✭✭✭✭Sarky


    The elderly police chap from LA Noire was ****in' class.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Best ones that come to mind would be:-

    Biffoshock
    - A country that's bigtime underwater rapidly turns from utopia to dystopia featuring Brian Cowen as big big daddy

    Day of the testicle
    - featuring Bertie Ahern link

    ====


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,175 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    There's a Northern Irish actress in Dead Space: Extraction. The character she plays has the accent too.


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