08-05-2014 04:22 PM
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  1. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    In halo 1-3, Cortana uses some British terminology. In fact before Halo CE, she was originally going to have a british accent but they preferred Jen Taylors other voice.
    So Jen can do a British accent? Intriguing...
    07-28-2014 08:51 PM
  2. EDDS's Avatar
    This is a massive **** you to the UK, as if we don't get screwed over enough.

    This needs to be Jen Taylor no ifs no buts, at a stretch make it a switchable option.
    EssThree and Kram Sacul like this.
    08-01-2014 03:30 PM
  3. David P2's Avatar
    Probably why they've not actually revealed *who* it's going to be.... the poor soul will quickly become target practice by some, sadly.
    08-01-2014 03:35 PM
  4. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Is there even any confirmation that they're going to use a voice actress for the UK at all? They'll probably just use the old TellMe voice with the English accent.
    08-02-2014 09:35 AM
  5. liquidphantom's Avatar
    This is what drives me nuts about Americans, they think there is a British accent... there is NO British accent. There, is jordie, scouse, manc, west country, brizzle, cockney, norfolk, brummie, various welsh accents from cardiff to the valleys, numerous scottish accents (provided they stay in Britain come september) and hundreds in between.

    What Americans think is a British accent is the older style upper crust Etonian Queens English that very few people actually speak with.

    Like wise I don't assume there is one American accent, hell there are a number of accents in New York alone!

    So get it through your thick skulls MS don't assume every one will accept what you consider a British accent. I used the UK Siri and changed to the US Siri when I had an iPhone because the "British" version sounded like a pretentious *****.
    Alex Holyoake and EssThree like this.
    08-04-2014 08:51 AM
  6. EssThree's Avatar
    The accent is bloody terrible, and the fact that we MUST use it in order to access the Australian alpha is incredibly frustrating.

    Seriously, I'm not participating in this bullcrap. If I'm going to be a damn alpha tester for you at least listen to feedback. LET US CHOOSE THE VOICE WE WANT, MICROSOFT.
    Captains likes this.
    08-04-2014 10:37 AM
  7. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    The accent is bloody terrible, and the fact that we MUST use it in order to access the Australian alpha is incredibly frustrating.

    Seriously, I'm not participating in this bullcrap. If I'm going to be a damn alpha tester for you at least listen to feedback. LET US CHOOSE THE VOICE WE WANT, MICROSOFT.
    Was reading about the Chinese version in other WPC forum, it's better in all areas than the UK version. :mad:
    08-05-2014 08:18 AM
  8. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Hopefully it's Sally Traffic.
    That would be pant-wettingly excellent.
    08-05-2014 10:34 AM
  9. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    It's not even an accent, it's just synthesized speech. I'm sure the real speech parts will be replaced in time.
    08-05-2014 10:35 AM
  10. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    This is a massive **** you to the UK, as if we don't get screwed over enough.

    This needs to be Jen Taylor no ifs no buts, at a stretch make it a switchable option.
    Why? To satisfy the small minority of Halo players? I don't play it, I know four others WP owners who don't game. It means nothing to the vast majority of people. I bet there's actually thousands of Halo players who have no idea who she is - it's only through this Cortana tie-in she's become more of a mainstream name. I thought she was a porn actress.

    Best pick a recognisable voice to help promote the platform in the UK.

    "Cortana with Jen Taylor!" - Who?
    "Cortana with Sheryl Cole!" - I'll have a bit of that.
    08-05-2014 10:39 AM
  11. theefman's Avatar
    Why? To satisfy the small minority of Halo players? I don't play it, I know four others WP owners who don't game. It means nothing to the vast majority of people. I bet there's actually thousands of Halo players who have no idea who she is - it's only through this Cortana tie-in she's become more of a mainstream name. I thought she was a porn actress.

    Best pick a recognisable voice to help promote the platform in the UK.

    "Cortana with Jen Taylor!" - Who?
    "Cortana with Sheryl Cole!" - I'll have a bit of that.
    They might as well not even bother calling it Cortana, then. Which is actually pretty central to the whole attraction of its functionality so without it, who would actually care?
    08-05-2014 11:04 AM
  12. Detectionable's Avatar
    Couldn't care less whos voice it is, so long as it does what I need it to do
    08-05-2014 11:07 AM
  13. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    I'd rather have Cheryl (with a C) Cole than the piece of **** we have right now. I don't want Jen Taylor because of Halo but because her voice is being used to make Cortana not feel like a robot.
    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    Chris Sandiford likes this.
    08-05-2014 11:08 AM
  14. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    They might as well not even bother calling it Cortana, then. Which is actually pretty central to the whole attraction of its functionality so without it, who would actually care?
    It was. The geeky tie in has been surpassed now. They've gone with that name and now it's known for what it is not what it was.

    Besides, in the UK it should be called Cortina.
    08-05-2014 11:13 AM
  15. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    I can't live with the UK version so I've reverted back to the US region as Cortana is more functional.
    08-05-2014 04:22 PM
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