Vox News, also known as Pox News in the European version of the game, is a news station in Deadlocked, that provided updates during the games' cutscenes and prior to the release of the game in the News Update feature on the Insomniac Games website. It was the official news station and holonet website for information on DreadZone. Anchormen Dallas Wanamaker and Juanita Alvaro read out the latest updates on fights, deaths, and new contestants during Ratchet's time at DreadZone.
Vox News had been known to twist the truth at the whim of Gleeman Vox, usually praising Ace Hardlight while painting other contestants, notably Ratchet, in a bad light, describing him in one instance as a "Mafia Crime boss who hated sunshine, puppies, and chocolate."
Vox News met its end along with DreadZone itself when Vox set the Battledome to self-destruct as a final test for Ratchet. Dallas and Juanita take the opportunity to deliver a much more honest and humble view on the action when they realize Ratchet is their only hope of survival. Ratchet succeeds and ultimately leaves Vox to die aboard DreadZone Station, while Dallas and Juanita escape with all of the other survivors.
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Behind the scenes
- In the European version of Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet: Gladiator, 'Vox News' was known as 'Pox News.' The reason for this change is unknown.
- Vox News is a parody of Fox News. Both news networks have gained notoriety for distorting facts and slandering particular public figures.