Seen@GDC: How long is too long for Mass Effect?

We weren't sure that a BioWare session we went to about dialog production would have any nuggets that you dear, sweet readers would find interesting, but that was until we saw this particular PowerPoint slide about the specifics of recording dialog, especially how far the speaker should be from the mic.

Typically, the answer is 18 inches, but, apparently, there is one exception to that rule, as you can see above. Why do you never hear Ron Jeremy voicing video game characters? Now you know.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.