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A Video Game Trailer!

I had the opportunity to provide a voice over for my first video game trailer this past week. I've been a gamer since the early 1980s, when the Atari 2600 pretty much took over my life. While I don't have time to play as much as I used to, I still hop on my XBox One when I can so I can decompress (ie. shoot lots of things). Here's the trailer for Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, coming out for the Nintendo Switch this spring: I have a lot of different voice over goals, and this was actually a big one. It was fun, and I love the result. I don't own a Switch, so likely won't be playing this particular game, but this could open the door to other opportunities. Have fun watching! #rickbarrvoiceove

Two Years

It was two years ago today that I quit my job, left my IT career, and became a full-time musician and voice over actor. After 23 years working as a full-time employee or consultant, the change was radical, something I hadn’t even been considering as we entered 2017. However, it was a necessary change, in many ways, and was something that had been coming for quite a while. I stumbled into the world of IT when I worked for CompuServe in the mid-1990s. Remember them? They’d been around since the 1970s, and had developed quite a few technical marvels, such as dial-up technology, e-mail, and more. By the time I arrived in 1994, they were part of the big three in the online services world, along w

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