Claptrap Voice David Eddings Named Head of Publishing at Rooster Teeth Games

Longtime voice of Claptrap David Eddings has begun the next chapter of his life in gaming.

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Rooster Teeth is largely known for its web series, like the Halo-themed Red vs. Blue. However the company has also had a game development studio for a couple of years called Rooster Teeth Games. That studio also has a game publishing arm, seeking out potentially exciting games. The developer closed its week by naming a new Head of Publishing, David Eddings.

If that name doesn't ring a bell right away, perhaps this will.

Eddings is widely recognized as the voice of Borderlands' favorite annoying robot, Claptrap. He also worked with Gearbox for 12 years, most recently as the VP of Business Development, before exiting the company in 2017 for new horizons at Rooster Teeth. On Friday, Eddings announced his new position as Head of Publishing.

"So it's a great privilege to introduce myself to you as the Head of Publishing at Rooster Teeth Games," Eddings said on the Rooster Teeth website. "And it's an even bigger honor to be welcomed into the Rooster Teeth family and to have a platform to present to you some of the freshest, most fun, kick-ass indie games around. Between you and me, it feels like the last 20 years has been leading up to this very moment and I hope you'll join me for the ride."

Eddings is expected to reveal the first Rooster Teeth-published game in the coming months. In the meantime, today's a good time to remember his work as a voice actor by re-reading Shacknews' Claptrap Retrospective.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    February 3, 2018 10:45 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Claptrap Voice David Eddings Named Head of Publishing at Rooster Teeth Games

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      February 3, 2018 11:59 AM

      I hope this means he won't have time for voice acting anymore.

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      February 3, 2018 4:19 PM

      I really enjoyed The Belgariad.

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        February 3, 2018 4:26 PM

        Belgarath the Scorer and Polgara the Sorceress were good too.

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        February 3, 2018 6:53 PM

        That was the core fantasy series of my early teens. No idea whether it holds up or not - I'll just keep those memories nice and fuzzy.

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          February 3, 2018 7:21 PM

          Yeah it’s a great series for your early years. Then you move up to Raymond Fiest. Then Sanderson and then just move straight to R R Martin or Ambercrombie.

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            February 3, 2018 10:25 PM

            Funny, I had the same reading order!

            1. Xanth series by Piers Anthony (not the best books in hindsight, but got introduced to it back in elementary school, so, w/e.
            2. The Belgariad
            3. Riftwar Series by Raymond E. Feist. Finished Magician's End just a few years ago...the series is like 23 books if you just do a straight shot and avoid the side books. Very satisfying series and ending though imo.
            4. Silmarillion (pain in the butt to read, but I finished it from cover to cover)
            5. Finally got introduced to Brandon Sanderson, and now I need to buy and read Oathbringer :D I'm already caught up on all the other main Cosmere books. Best fantasy author I've read to date.

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              February 3, 2018 10:34 PM

              Just looked it up, apparantly I only ever read the first 2 books of the Belgariad. Didn't realize it was 5 books long. Is it worth reading? Or should I not bother now that I've moved on to Sanderson?

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                February 4, 2018 3:29 AM

                They are fairly short and easy to read, you could blast through the series in a weekend.

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                February 4, 2018 3:50 AM

                Belgariad and malloreon are fine, But stay the fuck away from everything else he ever wrote.

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                  February 4, 2018 4:27 AM

                  Hold up, are you shitting on Sparhawk? Faran will bite you.

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                    February 4, 2018 12:21 PM

                    Ooh. The groups knights of different skills and character are off to find a magic rock of the
                    Gods? Fancy that.

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                      February 4, 2018 12:23 PM

                      No less a tired old yarn than an old man who's more than he let's on, a young boy who's destined for more, a long adventure across strange lands, etc....

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                  February 4, 2018 11:22 AM

                  The largest problem I ever noticed with his and his wife's writing is they write the exact same books over and over.

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                    February 4, 2018 12:18 PM

                    Exactly. It’s fine when he does it once for belgariad/malloreon, even acknowledging it in the story... and then you open the next series and 3 chapters in its “didn’t I just read this?”

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                February 4, 2018 11:16 AM

                Ha, doesn't Book 2 end on a cliffhanger? Stopping in the middle of a 5-book story arc must've been an unfulfilling experience...

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                  February 5, 2018 10:33 PM

                  Ok, I failed to read wikipedia, I just assumed I had only read up to book 2 of the belgaraid. I was wrong. After looking into it more, I had read 2 alright...both the Blegaraid and The Mallorean. I remember the first being a much more fun read than the Mallorean.

                  That said, I still have much more fond and memorable memories of Magician: Apprentice through Magician's End by Raymond E. Feist.

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          February 3, 2018 7:59 PM

          I read it again every so often; probably half a dozen times in the last 30 years.

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      February 3, 2018 7:37 PM

      He doesn't look anything like Dave Foley.

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      February 3, 2018 8:27 PM

      I would not be able to pay attention during meetings.

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      February 3, 2018 11:28 PM

      What?! I was so sure that Claptrap's voice was done by Aziz Ansari

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      February 4, 2018 3:32 AM

      Are they still making halo videos. I didn't know they were still going