Honestly one of my favorite voices of all time, Tim Kitzrow, the voice over and announcer hero from NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, and dozens more video games from the arcade and home consoles. Tim recently has re-released his "on fire" audio specialties with thousands of brilliant lines in the new NBA Jam: On Fire Edition that is downloadable on your next-generation system at home. From MLB Slugfest through NFL Blitz & NBA Jam, few people have been more notable voices in sports entertainment, and it is a pleasure to bring you this interview courtesy of Tim Kitzrow.
P.S. video game lovers - NFL BLitz was the top selling game for PSN in January, and that Jam "On fire edition" was the top game in it's release month back in October/November. Plus, a preview of the new NBA jam rap coming out! Check out his Boomshakalaka Facebook page!
Some questions include:
-Tell us about the genesis of NBA JAM with Mark Turmel in Chicago. -What game do you prefer playing? Modern graphics and high definition, or the logoless jerseys and squeaking court shoes of the original? - You have over 20 credits to your name, aside from NBA Jam, what are you most proud of? -What was your writing process like? -favorite NBA player all-time -Favorite NBA team all-time -Who excites you in the modern NBA game? -If you could take the experience lines of three resumes from any people, who would you choose? -What would you tell yourself at age 24 if you could speak to yourself now?
Tim took time to visit with me on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, to talk the genesis of NBA Jam with Mark Turmel, the recording process, writing for video games, and the classics we grew up with and continue to enjoy today. With that - the Boomshakalaka man himself, Tim Kitzrow.