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Submitted by billythepunk 374d ago | news

We Won! Mad Max will Feature an Aussie Accent - AusGamers

AusGamers reports that Avalanche Studios has heard the outcry over the American accent for Mad Max after creating their own petition for a change to an Aussie accent for Max and writes:

"Christofer Sundberg of Avalanche Studios Tweeted the news early this morning, pointing out his admiration of the vocal Mad Max fanbase, assuring us that we "have been heard..." (Mad Max, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   374d ago
Awesome. I'm not Australian, but I thought he should have an Aussie accent as well...
shivvy24  +   374d ago
im australian , and i didnt care about the accent lol
TrendyGamers  +   374d ago
It just makes sense.
Mr_Nuts  +   374d ago
Thank God

By the way Avalanche that doesn't mean getting Troy Baker to put on an Aussie accent.

I hope it's not full on Aussie though, Mel Gibson did a perfect job of finding the right balance in the films.

Anyway next thing to do is to get a Mel Gibson DLC skin out of them :D
Mel Gibson used his native Australian accent for the movie. He was born in the US but moved to Australia when he was a baby and grew up with an Aussie accent.
Mr_Nuts  +   374d ago
I never said he didn't
B-radical  +   374d ago
Yah he like grew up in aus
You implied that Mel Gibson was simply acting with a toned down Aussie accent which doesnt make sense unless he wasn't Australian in the first place. Why would someone tone down there Aussie accent when the film takes place in Australia? it sounded like you thought he was American and was simply trying to impersonate an Aussie to the best of his ability and finding a balance between his American accent and an Aussie one.
Mr_Nuts  +   374d ago
I was talking more about the casting of Mel Gibson for the role
Rockefellow  +   374d ago
On the one hand, I'm really happy they're sticking with the legacy of Mad Max. It just feels "right," you know? I'm glad they had the decency to listen to their audience.

On the other hand... it's kind of sad that a developer can't even take liberties with a franchise (in general of course, not just in this specific case). People didn't even give this game a chance past the reveal trailer; the voice acting could have blown away people's initial expectations, but now we'll never know.
Angeljuice  +   374d ago
It wouldn't have blown anyone away, it would have annoyed every Mad Max fan out there. There is already too much homogenization in games and films, there are too many American accents everywhere. An American accented Mad Max is like a Chinese accented James Bond, absolutely ridiculous.
Thank god they have seen sense. (and this is coming from a 'whinging Pom' btw).
CRAIG667  +   374d ago
Chinese James Bond is the MAN.
Rockefellow  +   374d ago
Well, I certainly agree with that. I wasn't propagating the use of "American" accents in the least; I just feel badly for devs who have a specific vision for a game, yet are ceased to cancel it due to outside influence. Most of the time, that negative influence is publisher-based, of course. Perhaps citing this game was a bad example.
XtraTrstrL  +   374d ago
Very nice, as a big Mad Max fan, it's good to hear Avalanche Studios isn't stubborn enough to ignore such a loud outcry.
brianunfried  +   374d ago
I know its too late now, but I think Australian actor Eric Bana should have been cast as Max in the new movie. Strange they would choose british actor Tom Hardy instead. Very excited for the game though.
GreenRanger  +   374d ago
I really don't see why the Australian accent wasn't just in the game in the first place.

Nothing wrong with the Australian accent, or any other accent for that matter.
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Bathyj  +   374d ago
STRUTH!!
MadMax  +   374d ago
Im not from Australia, but mad max simply is not mad max without the aussie accent! What on earth were they even thinking! Kinda bummed there will be no Lord Hummongeous too!

Now they just need to work on max and his character. I heard they arent making him the mad loner that he portrayed in the movies.
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Hicken  +   374d ago
Mad Max is an Aussie. All's right with the world.
MadMax  +   374d ago
They shouldve just used the comedy, but classic english dubbed from the original Mad Max film. That wouldve been hot! That thing in there, thats not the goose...no way!

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