People Behind Games: HL2 Actor Dies, Crysis 2 Author Convicted

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Robert Culp, the voice behind Dr. Wallace Breen in Half-Life 2: Episode One among several other roles, died at age 79 after falling near his home in Hollywood. Culp is best known for his staring role in the 1960s TV series "I Spy" alongside Bill Cosby. Culp's character in Half-Life 2 was known as "the administrator" of the Black Mesa Research Facility and was seen talking on the large screens in-game.

In other news, Toronto science-fiction writer Peter Watts, who is the author of Crysis 2, was convicted of obstructing and resisting a U.S. Border Protection officer in Michigan. He faces up to 2 years in prison and will be sentenced on April 26. After the incident took place, a little over a year ago, he wrote about it on his blog and the case became somewhat of a controversy after Boing Boing picked it up and the story went viral.


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