Most of us have had those instances where we’ve been on a multiplayer game of Halo: Reach or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 when there are the most inappropriate people talking on the other end of your scope. We get it: you think you’re better than everyone else and you just have to show it off. Maybe the ‘talkers’ are in truth just lonely, and are desperately reaching out for a friend… by yelling like a banshee. Whatever the case may be, the grand majority has dealt with this issue, and done so with a head raised high.
Though imagine that instead of the incessant chattering of your regular prepubescent teens and slightly intoxicated adults (an over-dramatization), what if the voice on the other end was a childhood favorite, like Pee Wee Herman? Or how about the Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel, backed up by the “Governator” himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
That’s what YouTube user NormalDifficulty has been steadily up to in his attempt to bring some “class” to Call of Duty: Black Ops. Bringing some of the more prolific voices to the multiplayer scene, NormalDifficulty (or Norm) has taken some of the more interesting jokes, voices, mannerisms and swears from the actors, throwing them into live multiplayer games for fun and merriment for all to enjoy. You can watch the video below and hear how Samuel L. Jackson did in a few rounds of Black Ops (language NSFW):
This is the kind of “voice acting” that people should be able to get behind: it’s random, completely untrue, and gives you a chance to play with someone that you would otherwise never see or hear. It’s almost like the ultimate fan service.
Along with the listed four actors, Norm is asking for anyone to throw in ideas for whom he should impersonate next, with requests ranging from Peter Griffin from Family Guy to Jim Carrey and even ex-President George Bush. You can head to over to the page and cast your vote, and let him know how the idea’s working. Besides, hearing George Takei in there would just make anyone’s day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is out now for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii.