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Hearthstone Esports to be Run by ESL Until 2022

Esports Minute

01:26 min | 2 d ago

Hearthstone Esports to be Run by ESL Until 2022

"Digital media podcasting and video programming. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark dimmick using the email in the bio of this show. The sooner we get a sponsor the song. I don't have to lead every single episode with that read so into the show. I'm a huge her Stone fan, but man the games Esports scene never really took off the biggest moment to compared to the events were probably firebat off the first championship back in 2015 and paddling book were RNG absolutely smoked amnesiac in a key matchup, but through many formats and different attempts at creating an Esports structure the Carfax from blizzard never really came together in the right way and it was kind of in danger of dying but now ESL is taking over blizzard has allowed ESL door on her Stony Sports through 2022 according to a, New Jersey. Log post this is kind of what blizzard does wouldn t Sports scene starts to falter in one of their games. It happened to both Starcraft and Warcraft in the past as well. The blog post honestly doesn't give a ton of info about changing the structure which makes me think they'll be keeping the grand Master's and her Stone Masters to her formats largely intact the post basically says it will impact both sections of her Stony sports, but not in what we do know that the total prize pool for each calendar year will be three million dollars. That's pretty large for any card game. Especially Hearth with her Stone now bring the total blizzard titles under esl's control to

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New Markets Interested in Call of Duty League Expansion Teams According to Report

Esports Minute

02:36 min | 3 d ago

New Markets Interested in Call of Duty League Expansion Teams According to Report

"Minutes. using the email in the bio of this show off. Let's get to the episode. Well the o w l expanded quickly and now is appeasing owners concerns over the lofty buy-ins. The CDL is apparently going in the other direction have the CDL off the original o w l timeline after the season which just wrapped back in August. The CDL would have added eight new expansion teams. Now that didn't happen and probably for a few reasons first and most obviously wage. There's the cold thing to deal with it's hard to explain in normal times and it doesn't make a ton of sense to start up a brand new franchise tied to a city that you will be able to compete in for a while, but the other issue is that 9 a.m. League really seems to be delivering on its investment and we've had a little time for the dust to settle the CDL is certainly closer and appears to be on an upward trajectory. Unlike the o w l but getting people to invest $25 million dollars or more in spots is only becoming a tougher sell as the years go on. Apparently the CDL at least has a few new suitors though. Although we haven't confirmed if those new exact spots will still be going for twenty five mil and those spots will not be added until after this upcoming season according to star in the rumor cities to possibly be getting teams are Las Vegas Washington DC from Charlotte. Although again, nothing set in stone there for Vegas. It would certainly fit as the city has recently added NHL W NBA and NFL teams and is in the mix for potential NBA team as well and has a cult fan. I'd be stoked to have a team based in my city for sure when looking specifically at the league structure the big difference between the o w l and CDL is where the franchises are located compared to the o w l Five teams operating out of Asia and another three Western teams joining them for this upcoming year. There's kind of a different dichotomy in where the teams come from, and that's mostly because Call of Duty is entirely different title, and I'm like literally it's completely different game made for the Chinese audience. So you won't expect any teens in Asia like you get with the o w l still Activision Blizzard head of leagues. Johanna fairies didn't confirm those enticing but said to stern quote, it's fair to assume. We're hearing interest not only from North American hotbeds even across the pond in Europe and Beyond and quote not exactly sure. We're beyond my referred to in this case as we've kind of ruled out Asia as potential growth sister, but maybe Soul could could happen. I'm not not entirely sure. It'll be interesting to see where that expansion ends up taking place or if it does end up taking place. And also what the buy-ins are rumored to be for those slots. That's Office episode of the Esports minute as always. I'll be back tomorrow at the top e Sports story today and just a few

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Professional video-gamer, 25, bows out over thumb injury

Richard Eeds

00:28 sec | 3 d ago

Professional video-gamer, 25, bows out over thumb injury

"Due to a thumb injury. Thomas Papa Rato, also known as Zuma announced he's taking a step back from competitive call of duty. Operator would played for the East sports team called the New York sub liners. He struggled with a weakness in his thumb and wrist a few years ago and had to have surgery since then. Pop. Arado says the injury has returned, making it difficult for him to compete at the highest level against some of the best players in the world. Little human. NBC NEWS RADIO The New

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Episode #115: CoD GOAT, Bilibili Esports, Streaming Record, PlayStation & Xbox Hunting, Final Fantasy & Sony Divorce

The Business of Esports

05:10 min | 3 d ago

Episode #115: CoD GOAT, Bilibili Esports, Streaming Record, PlayStation & Xbox Hunting, Final Fantasy & Sony Divorce

"Tell your friends. This is how we've grown also make sure go by williams book. The book of sports on got to do that and go by at least a pair of socks represent your phantom of the business of sports your knowledge of this industry by wearing business of sports merch. I mean there's really no better way. I don't know what else you could thank you. It's amazing william. How's it going. It's going so well paul so well busy time busy life. You know not. As not as many video games as i would like right now Hold us have played in a while. Well yeah it's like i. I have games. I've actually like got in my steam library that i'm like intending to start that i haven't actually started and they're starting to pile up. It's actually a problem. I don't know. Do you think you will like are you so far behind. You think you may never catch up. Is that you know. i do. Keep a list of like classics. I've missed right. You know what. I mean like i try to keep pretty thin. Think of myself as like know somebody who's like a literature aficionado. Keeping their list of like. Oh i have yet to read one hundred years of solitude you know like i've gotta like gotta get that as my life like. Oh i have yet to play. What is one is on that list. I'm curious and is there anything. Recent on that list now. A lot of it is like playstation stuff like older. I've been alive. I know. I know which is also not very appealing era back. Honk deeming. yeah. Yeah like nintendo sixty four rpg on my list with or the gamecube rpg with your game cube. Exactly yeah exactly. It's like an unrealistic list. You know. I mean to like to go back to like. There's no way i'm gonna. I'm ever gonna do it but i don't know i. It's kind of nice though to to keep track of like because he stirs into a glut. Where you're like. I have nothing to play right now. And it's i find it useful to maintain lists like that but anyway i mean i find in some ways how busy i mean i know you are but i am as well and like how busy i am coinciding. Sort of very nicely with the fact that basically other than wow there are no good games out there just none. There's none zero like i. There's only so much call of duty. You can play that all. They're all the stop. Stop liking wow so much i just. I can't deal with basically dead right like what's left. What even if. I had all the time in the world. What would i go play judge list. All the great games should be playing. Riley was a total disaster rainbow succeed. I i don't mind cyberpunk. I still playing at a little. I honestly don't mind it. it it's not. It's not what it should have been. But i don't think it's a bad game i will tell you i have. You is a beast right like. It's the real literally. The best pc money can buy. And so i have gobs of storage right like i never run out of storage i actually uninstall cyber. I have no reason to other than other than the symbolic uninstall. It's like hoping the developers feel it a little bit. your your bidder. You're a bitter person symbolic on all who are just so it doesn't count in the steam stats or whatever else you know i. I don't need the space. I'm not sure it on space but i- uninstalled it. We'll see we'll see we'll see it's getting patched it's going to get fixed we'll say i i'm hopeful i'm hopeful. He wanted the eternal optimist. My friend and i love him. That's why we get along. I see the bright side. You you see the dark side. A c realities i. M per city is Still the best game out there. Donate me it really is starting stuck asked him i'll tell me about the clone armies that you're breathing all right. Let's so speaking of games. 'cause i think this is a perfect segue into our first story. We are a business of e sports podcast after all. Let's talk about the business side of games for a second here and this was an article that the headline definitely very catchy william and. I think you will agree. It's from forbes. And the headline here was college. Duties dominance in the gaming industry is unrivalled the article specifically i will say quote. Npd npd's a a research organization like gartner. Whatever they do research reports on various industries. And i think is very focused on historically fashion and media and things like that and and they were looking at some. Npd's statistics are pd data. And what they found was interesting in in twenty twenty the two top selling games of the year in the us.

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Epic Games Puts Down Another $20M in Fortnite Prize Pools

Esports Minute

02:55 min | 4 d ago

Epic Games Puts Down Another $20M in Fortnite Prize Pools

"Certainly been an interesting year for epic games the developer of faith and its continued pushing the game into new territories, especially when it comes to interactive media and branding but they're also taking on Apple in an ongoing lawsuit. Apparently that lawsuit has really threaten the company's bottom line too bad though as yesterday epic announced another twenty million dollars would be put down for fortnite tournaments back in 2018 for the 2019 and 2020 Sears epic kok to put down 100 million dollars in total prizes on fortnite Esports events, and they came through they gave out a hundred million dollars over the last two years. The biggest paychecks came out of the former World Cup, which South forty million dollars awarded between the qualifiers and the main event many other events put up a couple of million here a couple of million. They're you know casual things in any other sport these would like a game. Massive Flagship events for epic. They were just a continuation of a huge promise. One of those events was the fortnite Champions series better known as the fmcs is the closest continuous structures. Fortnite Esports has ever had that event last year had a solid 3 million dollar prize pool yesterday. They announced the fortnite Champions series was jumping to twenty million dollars for the 2021 season off epic blog posts. They made it clear where exactly the money's going. First of all it's being more heavily weighted on winners than in the past where qualifiers would paid out pretty nicely this you gotta make the finals if you want any do here's how the twenty million dollars breaks down. The first important split is between the F and C S and yet unnamed mid season and end-of-year events. The fmcs will have twelve million dollars for its thorns. Well eight million is being held for events based off winners and qualifiers in previous f n c s events, so they're like part of the ecosystem but they're not part of the four individual Seasons wage. Brings me to the next split that twelve mil is being split among the 4f NCS Seasons leaving 3 mil per season. The seasons will happen along with the actual Seasons with the first one month beginning in late January early February. I believe don't have the date in front of me and ending in mid-march and so on and so forth through spring summer fall you guys you guys are seasons work. The final split is across seven different regions. And this is where it gets a little bit more confusing. Those seven regions are Europe Brazil Oceania the wage East Asia and then n a but it's split into two regions. Each one is not weighted equally either Europe has one point three million dedicated specifically to it the highest of any prize pool sneeze to Regions combined finish at just under 1. Mil Sil is next with three hundred grand then Asia with a hundred and fifty Grand Middle East with 120 and Oceania with ninety. It's both a bath. Viewership as well as a catering to where the best players are that make up for that

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The C64 'Maxi' Review - Full-Sized Commodore 64 Replica

Hands-On Tech

09:55 min | 4 d ago

The C64 'Maxi' Review - Full-Sized Commodore 64 Replica

"Retro video game consoles are pretty awesome. But i just got the one that i've been anticipating the most. I'm going to review these sixty four by retro games next. This is tweet hello everyone. Welcome to hands on tech. I'm jason howell. So if i had to trace passion for technology back to one key item from my childhood be pretty easy for me to put my finger on it. And that's the commodore sixty four. That's the one of the most popular computer systems. Especially at the time. I think it was known as the most popular computer system in the eighties. And i had a commerce sixty four for quite a few years. When i was a kid and i just had so many memories of connecting to bulletin boards with my three hundred baud modem downloading commercial games that i probably wasn't supposed to have just trading floppy disks with friends at school. I mean this defined my childhood. So when i heard that retro games was gonna put out a commodore sixty four mini console. I was elated now in twenty eighteen. They released these c. Sixty four mini. And it's about half the size of a normal commodore sixty four included some games but you could also tap into it to basically run any disk images from the congress sixty four that you wanted. I thought that was neat. Until i heard that the keyboard was completely functioning which is an issue i have a retro raspberry pi with retro pie on it and i've emulated commerce sixty four many times but not having the commodore sixty four keyboard actually changes. The experience are certain keys to re map is just not the same thing. So then i was super excited. When retro games announced that they were doing a maxi version known as the c sixty four happens to be what i have right here the full size version with a functioning keyboard and it is awesome especially for someone like me on the perfect person to give this a spin. So let's take a look at my experience with the c sixty four first. Let's talk about the hardware itself and boy. Am i happy that i waited for the full size keyboard release. The design is impressively faithful to the original bread. Been model of the commodore sixty four. There was a sand papery texture that surrounds the keys on the keyboard that to my memory is pretty spot on the like chunk of the space bar and how it feels when you slam. That feels just right. Totally takes me back and the keys themselves. They're pretty good. There may be a tad wobbly compared to my memory of the original commerce sixty four but thankfully typing this review on it. So i don't care as long as i can hit that run. Stop key when a game tells me too about the only real difference that i can tell from the original. Is that the shift. lock key. doesn't lock down into place when pressed like did on the original. It is a software toggle so it still has the same functional use is just not quite as satisfying all in all. I'm very pleased with how faithful this keyboard replica is. It's a joy to us where things are very different from. The original is the side and the back of the unit. Basically the i o ports on the side is a power button that you just tap and hold power honor office different from the switch on the original. Also three usb ports for plug near joysticks in on the side or other usb peripherals on the back is a micro usb port for power and aced out for your modern television or monitor. Something you can't do with the original commerce sixty four and another usb port and. I'm super pleased that they included that additional rear facing port because that allows me to keep a thumb drive plugged in there. When i want to add more games which you can do and we'll talk about that. My only real complaint is simply how light and in some ways kind of hollow. The entire system feels the original. Had some heft to it. You know one thousand nine hundred eighty technology and this new version contains a small arm computer with five hundred twelve megs of memory so it's pretty svelte. This nation system running vice after all also no true comer sixty four peripherals can be plugged in here at least not easily so no user port no port or expansion port. Now packed in the box is this joystick. Which as you can see has a lot more buttons than any commerce sixty four joystick. Ever had really you just end up with one if you're using a traditional commerce four controller. There's a lot more here and we'll talk about how that interfaces but definitely not quite the slick stick that. I adored back in the day but it does the job. It is super clicky. Pretty loud characteristic. Personally i never really cared much for in those old school joysticks. There's a large button on both sides. That makes it usable for lefties and righties and along. The bottom is a row of specialized buttons that tap into the carousel interface of the sixty. Four which i'll get to as well as for allowing specialized functions during game play so you can load and save states. You can open a virtual keyboard which on the maxi the large version of the c. Sixty four is is unnecessary. Really and then of course you can exit out to the main carousel screen to load a new game. The stock joystick is really kind of essential. If you want to jump in and out of games quickly. It's a bummer. There aren't other designs to choose from. Because like i said it does the job but it's definitely not my favorite for long stretches. Bluetooth support is not included But some people in forums have had luck with different. Modern controllers plugged in via usb. So assume that you're probably using the stock controller unless you really wanna go diving deep and experimenting you might be able to take your favorite controller and plug it in here but it's probably not going to be super easy out of the box now a mini console releases often only as good as the games that are included on it and if you check wikipedia it says that the commodore sixty four originally had around ten thousand commercially released software for the platform. So no matter how. You chop down to disappoint somebody. The c sixty four ships with you guessed it sixty four titles out of the box including a few vic twenty. Titles a firmware update. They you should. Flash brought another seven games to the carousel and some additional functionality. Over although game selection is pretty paltry and my opinion. It doesn't quite match my own nostalgic experienced. But like i said everybody has a different experience. I really appreciate the epochs heavy offerings here. So you've got impossible mission of all the games games summer winter games the jump man series of pretty much many of epochs is a classic titles are in there. There's also a few other favorites. You radium perr odroid. There's some good games in there. Don't get me wrong. But many of these titles simply were not on my radar when i was a kid so when it comes to nostalgia i'm really looking for titles that i know and going to get to more on that in a second but gameplay itself is as smooth as it needs to be. I didn't find any games that didn't work the way i remember them Playing it is an emulation approach though so consider that. It's not going to be perfect. But i didn't detect anything that clued me into it being ambulation. I have emulated the congress sixty four on the raspberry pi and some keys. Don't exist on the keyboard that you have to plug into the back of the raspberry pi in order to do it. So like i said earlier. Having this keyboard makes the game play experience that much. Better the carousel which used very frequently with the c. Sixty four is thoughtfully done as well. You've got some game. Cover art some gameplay screenshots and then a description of the game along with details like who the composer was which personally is a c sixty four aficionado. I can say that super important. The ship is is an amazing music. Chip that was included in the sixty. Four this dozen a perfect job of emulating it and it is really nice to know if hubbard produced not track that you're about to listen to either our display options if you wish to add some crt style scan lines to the experience though. Personally i kept those off for the most part so sixty four games out of the box pretty limited when you're talking about ten thousand total titles but it isn't a deal breaker because if you format a thumb drive to fat thirty two you can add play d sixty four disk images added to your heart's content though you might have to do some cleanup work. I in order to make that happen. The integrated file manager only two hundred fifty six files in a single folder. So if you have a library of thousands of games you're going to shift everything around into their own folders in order to get access to all of those within the interface or you can tap into a community driven upgrade for the c. Sixty four called project carousel. Usb this actually adds hundreds more games directly into the carousel interface so it's as easy to pick and choose as the stuff that ships with the sixty four. Now do note. Project carousel may violate copyright rules. So you're going to want to be sure to check your local laws before diving in check with your own ethics and see if you feel comfortable with that and if it's legal for you to do so but if you do choose to explore this it's super easy. It's non-destructive doesn't override the firmware permanently. Basically you just throw the image files on a thumb drive and then flash the firmware temporarily after boot up to access all the games in that interface power off. The original firmware returns to stock.

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Takaya Imamura, Tingle’s creator, retires from Nintendo

Kinda Funny Games Daily

01:19 min | 4 d ago

Takaya Imamura, Tingle’s creator, retires from Nintendo

"The man who created captain falcon fox mccloud mask and more has retired from nintendo switch jordan at to kaya imamura the nintendo artist and designer who gave us characters like cap falcon and fox mccloud and more not to mention the name and visual identity of the election. Result of mature mask has retired from the company as reported by kotok email maria and now that it was his last day working at nintendo on his facebook page after thirty two years with the company quote. This is my last day. I'm going to work. I took a selfie with the empty debt with the empty office. I guess i won't be coming in here anymore as you'd expect miss it and From kotok whose translation commemorative facebook post emrah worked on character designs across the zero in star fox series creating iconic nintendo characters like kevin falcon and fox mccloud among many more more. Recently he directed to steal. Ira games and was a supervisor. On the last two smash brothers releases was also the art director of the legend was majorities mask responsible for the design of the eponymous mask in the games in the games name as well as the character tingle. It's worth it's worth remembering that. According to zelda series producer numa were came up with the word majora by combining his own name with the word. Shoe monje

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The Gamer Hour - Chris Puckett Interviews NFL RB Nyhiem Hines

Esports Network Podcast

04:48 min | 5 d ago

The Gamer Hour - Chris Puckett Interviews NFL RB Nyhiem Hines

"Off enjoying the New York Gamers sick of Cold War cyberpunk yet. Well, no worries cuz we've got you covered. Okay, we don't but we're talking the games that will hello everybody. I'm Chris bucket broadcast out of the one and only Times Square New York City and Reuters studio with the power of Turtle Beach and Rocket backing us up again tonight. As you know with the New Year comes new games and that's right. We prepare another specialist for you this time without any bad eggs. Just the good ones all scrambled up developed to Perfection and here they are our very own top ten. Most anticipated game. games of 2021 coming in at number ten is got some nights in this game you play as one of Batman's allies years after his death got them as falling into the wrong hands and you are faced with making or breaking alliances along the way with a bunch of other moral choices. To be honest, though. I'm just pumped to be playing as the Riddler walking around and annoying Catwoman with stupid questions. Number nine goes to outriders this third person shooter RPG allows you to customize everything and when I say everything I'm talking about your character for separate classes weapon skills skins and your dog. No seriously Fido is getting a makeover next month. And number eight on our list is Monster Hunter rise staying true to the franchise. This game allows you to play as a hunter and hunt you guessed. It Monsters the world completely seamless and you'll explore new environments with different types of beasts 2 take on the game is set to release on March 26th, and all I can say is congrats which owners you can finally play something up an animal crossing at number seven is one bolt 3 if you took American football and the Warhammer universe and combine the two you get portable 3 instead of football players though. It's monsters and things took a little extra physical. We're talking about dismemberment and decapitations. Yeah. It's pretty gruesome stuff moving on at number six is a game that comes out this week sand of time Thursday we make sand of time is regarded as one of the greatest action games of all time that no one played the original game want Seventeen years ago and received critical praise for everything from combat some level design. And so unique mechanics in the ability to rewind time to perfect your combos. All I can say is where was this feature when I was learning Tech and all those years back coming in at number five is Resident Evil Village, the long-awaited sequel a Resident Evil 7 will continue the storyline where seven left off and introduced us to new characters in mechanics putting us back into that world. The question is do I should be put back into that world. He'll know I don't that game was terrified when Grandma came through the window. I lost my shit and my headset hitting number four on our most anticipated games of 2012 or on Wednesdays Far Cry 6 in this Far Cry you play as a Guerilla fighter on a fictional island in the Caribbean trying to topple a dictatorship. This will be the largest Far Cry game yet in the divorce has even said if you tried to walk from one side of the island to the other it would take over an hour. Wow bond hearing this new Skyrim Gamers replied with an hour. Try three hundred years. Number three on our list is Hitman 3 in case you were wondering Hitman 2 was number two on our list last year and the games. Well, they keep getting worse the further. They go into the franchise just like the Pirates Caribbean movies take that Johnny Depp on a serious note though Hitman 3 will conclude the current Trilogy and featured the same open-ended assassination gameplay that we all love. The only difference is the Thursday title will bring more maps costumes routes and content and most importantly the developer said this story is going to be even more mature and dark this time around. All right coming in at number two is Deathwish this FPS version of Groundhogs Day Has you play as an assassin caught in a Time Loop where you make multiple attempts to take out a Target and get this it gets even better with the multiplayer mode where another took his arrival assassin trying to keep that time group intact by killing the first player. Yeah. It turns out before the game was renamed death Loop. It was called tenet and the number one most anticipated game of birth. 21 goes to Halo infinite why cuz cyberpunk already released last year and who doesn't want to play free to put multiplayer. I'm all in are you bang still beats and rocket for sponsoring the show tonight? Our Guest is of running back for the Indianapolis Colts a man who can run a 4.38 40-yard dash which is faster than the speed of sound. Yeah. Don't quote me on that. But please give a warm welcome tonight him Hines

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Ubisoft Returns To In-Person Events With Rainbow Six Siege Tournament In France

Kinda Funny Games Daily

01:53 min | 5 d ago

Ubisoft Returns To In-Person Events With Rainbow Six Siege Tournament In France

"Ubisoft returning to some in person events. This eddie over at gamespot. Ubisoft has become one of the first major major major major gaming companies to return to in person gaming events in two thousand twenty one. The publisher has announced that the twenty twenty one rainbow six siege. Invitational will be held. In paris. France in february players will compete in the same room. Ubisoft stressed that it will be following strict safety measures and no fans will be allowed to watch the event which is scheduled for february ninth through the twenty first in paris teams will compete in a land in land environment. Ubisoft said and there will be strict sanitary measures with no audience. Onsite ubisoft said it's working with a number of key stakeholders including the french government to protect the health and safety of the participants in staff quote with the being of pro players staff and partners as the main priority. You off has been working with partner. Organization live nation health and safety agency a c. e. p. s. medical agency. I s in the french government to develop a controlled safe and competitive offline environment throughout the entire event in line with the guidance guidelines of the health organizations and local authorities players must return a negative. Pcr tests to fly into france in in the country. All players must self isolate in their hotel. Rooms players from one team cannot meet with others. During the event while there will be quote regular pcr tests and rapid rapid provided to competitors throughout the series and keep numbers down the all limited teams must leave the venue in short order and then leave the country of france within forty eight hours of losing their match. Players must also wear masks sale time when playing the game and during interviews in terms of sanitation. all equipment will be rigorously. Rigorously sanded sanitized everyday at the start and finish of the day. All high touch services will also be clean regularly while there will be a kobe manager. Onsite to oversee everything.

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The Psychology of Gaming with Jane McGonigal

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

04:50 min | 6 d ago

The Psychology of Gaming with Jane McGonigal

"And super better and what is it about video. Alex people have an aversion to video games. But there's so many useful tools and insights and lessons that we can draw from them. People who don't play games have two games that you'd out. I mean there are two point three billion people on the planet now who regularly play video games like one in three people have actively chosen to make games a part of our lives which is really exciting moments now. You don't even know. I i would. I bet she might be. I mean she might be doing something on her phone like a little cat collecting game or something. I talked to so many people who swear they'd never played a video game and they are on level twelve hundred of candy crush saga all the time. So what is it about games. Look i mean my god. We could have like a twelve hour. Podcast series at least on this but The the most important thing is this. This is my life researching. The potential benefits of games played by the right person at the right time for the right reason and the number one thing we know any game that you love i don't care if it's the legends. It's fortnight is candy crush whatever. Whatever you feel drawn to We know that there is a transferrable benefit. Which is you get better at learning new things at dealing with systems that are frustrating and having to adapt. you know. you're learning new rules. You're winning new interfaces. It's designed to frustrate you and you have to adapt and get better and build confidence in your ability to get better and every game does this. And it's it's something that we shouldn't trivialize. We shouldn't pretend that that games are just escapist or just a pastime that they actually build you know this kind of growth mindset. They build this resilient way of dealing with challenges and they especially for young people for kids who grow up learning game after game five year old twin daughters who just got their first tablet this year and they've already taught themselves to play over a hundred different games on this tablet and every day they come show me like mom. Look at this game. I learned. Watch me play this game and just the confidence that you can build in. I can learn anything. I can teach myself. I can get better. I can develop new skills. Even if i'm terrible at this the first time i tried it That's something your whole life until you're like a hundred years old desperately trying to keep that neural plasticity going. How do i keep my. You know. Brain healthy and active. Where's the gray matter gonna grow. You can grow it by learning something new. That's hard for you so from five years old to one hundred years old any game that's designed to be challenging is going to give you that benefit. So how should parents think about that with kids. Because there's a lot of questions around screen time. And whether i should let my kids play certain games or not. How do you think about that okay. So the number one thing is you have to be in conversation with your kids around what they're playing and they're three really powerful questions that i ask my kids and anybody. I'm trying to get to know better. Understand the relationship to games and understand their personal strike so you ask them about whatever. The favorite game is right now. What does it take to be good at this game. What skills does it require. What kind of personality or temperament require you ask them. What have you gotten better at since you started playing this game and you ask. What's the hardest thing you've accomplished in this game and asked them to tell you about how they did it you know. What did you have to do in order to meet that challenge because it turns out that people who can talk about what they've gotten better at. What real skills. Whether it's you know being able to manage my breathing under pressure my heart rate under pressure there competitive e sports player or if it's creativity. Maybe i don't give up when things are hard. It's communication stressful situations of my teammates. It's i can get. I know where to look. Whenever i i don't know what to do. I really good information. Finder whatever it is people who can talk about that. They tend to bring those skills to their work to their learning to their relationships to their hobbies And all you have to do to get somebody to transfer the benefits of games to real life is just have that conversation and you can do it with yourself to like just have a little game journal every time you play new game. You're like what am i getting. Better epic playing this game. It's the hardest thing that i have achieved by one. Been playing this game. And what did it take to do it And so if you're having this conversation with your kids. I don't care what they're playing. I don't care if you're playing fortnight twenty hours a week in that stresses you out on by the way twenty hours a week is like the tipping point where we do start to see. It can get in the way of physical health your mental health. So you know

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Amazon Alexa Fun Commands

Voice in Canada

00:57 sec | Last week

Amazon Alexa Fun Commands

"Hey there how're you doing. It's terry here today. Hope your weekends off to a great start as we like to do on. Saturdays commands that you can say to lexi for some fun. The first one is lexi. What's up and this is actually practical on this one If you if you ask lexi what's up. She actually starts to play your flash briefings so it's a little shortcut to getting your flash briefings on demand. Here is another one for you. You can say lexi. Are you left handed. You can take a guess what you about that. And here's one that's well it speaks for itself. You say lexi give me a bad poem and she is very good at giving you bad poems and you can do this multiple times. Because apparently she knows a lot of bad poems so Have some fun with that. There's some of the worst poems i've ever heard in my life Have a wonderful wonderful saturday and as always northern voice. Don't be afraid to speak up

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Review: 13 Sentinels

DLC

05:29 min | Last week

Review: 13 Sentinels

"Really curious to hear your take on thirteen. Sentinels a game again. That kind of creeped up on me out of nowhere and saw a lot of people who i tend to kind of align my taste with talking about how great it was in it is vanilla. Wear game i've played. I guess all their games of years and they're known for just this very beautiful hand-drawn style and it comes through wonderfully in thirteen sentinels but a backup explained the game. It's really interesting in. do you know much like. Have you paid much attention to it. Yet what the narrative is what's going to dislike a pop culture mash up the storyline with the time. Travel and stuff right there. Yes quite a bit. That's what kind of like piqued. My interest being with people like this game is really well written as someone who likes riding lakes games. I tend to try to pay attention well and seeing also that smell aware. I was really interested but The actual construction of the game is really interesting. It's almost two pieces one of which is for better or worse almost like a graphic adventure that you play non linearity that you kinda play different segments between the thirteen different characters that thirteen sentinels the sentinels are there giant robots that but there are thirteen people get into them sue kind of play small sets that all we've together to a bigger story in the game play is very much a graphic adventure. You walk around two d. screens talking to each other. It's fully voiced and have to say trying to be like an alpha like animated fan. I said it to japanese initially and was enjoying it. Okay but then actually switch it over in the english word sackings actually fantastic really up to my enjoyment of the game. It's awfully voiced so it is this again. I just really call it a graphic adventure you walk round and you just choose kind of like questions to ask. There's an interesting mechanical. You just press a button and your thought cloud comes up which is just different topics that your character has heard about or kind of like buzzwords you can choose and one thing i enjoy. That silly is your character like this robot. Boy says the buzzword. I liked it so it'll be like ufo like that that but it is very much a graphic adventure but then the other part of it is extensively a tower defense game. I want to say it's very interesting. And this part of the game is almost polarizing in how not pretty it is. It's almost like wire frames like it looks almost like imaginative cyberspace but a what that allows them to do is create a huge sense of scale. Basically you are piloting. Different robots in the city of tokyo. I believe mostly it's the whole city entered finding one part but it's very simplistic graphics As most looks like wire frames. And then if you like played on certain units you can see illustration of what they're supposed to be like which will be giant fantastic mexican most part but what that allows them to do is do things were like like two hundred little enemies are coming at you and you could shoot them all with a giant giant like rail gun that will kill of them at once so the simplicity actually allows them to create this like cool game of scale and is like it's turn based in a way it's for unique. I'm scrubbing poorly. But it's definitely nothing. I expected because i thought maybe it would be like jr g like mechanically but up. It is just fascinating as you can play them. The two parts separately out of sequence. I believe i. i'm b. But i believe you eventually do need to get to certain parts in the tower defense portion to unlock other parts vice versa. But i it is wholly unique in the sense. I've never played a game kind of constructed like this. But also at its core there's a really well acted compelling story that if you are fan of sci-fi wouldn't even go as far as saying anime which can to some people seem as a pejorative like yes. It has very anime style to it but it is a pretty unique and compelling story a that involves like time travel almost like meta narratives about pop culture. John ryan Anymore to spoil it. But it's really intriguing that it is thirteen different characters. There is an element of time travel in just characters not appearing to who they need to be in a time where. I play a lot of video games as i'm sure everyone does. I tend to be a little bit of like a tourist gamer. And i want to see like the new cool thing that's out but sometimes it takes a lot for a game to hook me but this actually like immediately got it's like mystery hooks in seems like a really well written welcome post story. That has well. I've just seen people say like oh stick with it. The reveals are really worth it. So yeah that's my. Because i'm so glad to hear you say that last part because that was biggest worry honestly. The only reason i picked it up yet is because i was worried that it was going to take fourteen hours to get to the good stuff. You know a lot of those. I mean not to be overly generalizing but a lot of those vanilla games are kinda like that. Where like you'd have to play for like thirty five hours and it's good it's like i ain't got that time

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The Rest of Final Fantasy Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Checkpoint Radio

00:35 sec | Last week

The Rest of Final Fantasy Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

"So there's not a big Julian final fantasy games. But they did say a while ago. Back in 2019, that final fantasy seven through 15 and all the You know, Sequels, they're sprinkling there would be coming to gain past 10 games in total, but currently on Lee 789 and 15 have been added, even though they were all supposed to be here by 2021. So that means they're missing final fantasy 10 and its sequel Final Fantasy 13, and It's two Sequels on but I think there's another one in their final fantasy 12. They're also missing final fantasy 12, which they said what would be coming. They're on their way.

Top 10 Best and Worst Games of 2020

Esports Network Podcast

03:41 min | Last week

Top 10 Best and Worst Games of 2020

"Assembled our very own top ten list of the best and worst games of 2020. To kick it off. Let's start with the worst the truly terrible of last year at number five. The worst game of last year is bleeding edge. Do you guys even remember this game? It was a pack of sugar without being an actual shooter in a market already overcrowded by other hero Shooters. Yeah instead of guns. You want to given mainly weapons that being swords knives six years now, that's entertainment at number four is Cooking Mama Cooks car and this game is absolutely my favorite of the worst because this adorable animated cooking game not only sucked because it was so tedious and repetitive. It was also a scam. Yeah, the game was an unlicensed product that served as a mining platform for cryptocurrency number three on our naughty list is not Elder Scrolls blades the game that pretended to be Skyrim but wasn't even close the game had lengthy talk scenes and tried forcing you to buy upgrades for gear. That wasn't even valuable in the first place down. That it was so insanely boring. Our number two on the sucky list is Warcraft 3 reforged wizard infuriated their entire gaming base with this one by promising fans graphical updates and cinematics upon launch instead is only got minor texture upgrades and hostile user policies the game became so hated that it received the lowest use on rated score on Metacritic as the great big Norton pointed out. You really slapped us off base with this one blizzard and Now ladies and gentlemen, the worst game of 2020 is Crucible the game was so generic all around and offered nothing new Amazon's new gaming. I thought was so poorly received that Jeff Bezos D list of the game a few days after it's released and put it back into closed Beta And as for the server's well, those were shut down on November 2020 just six months after lunch. Now, let's switch to the Great Stuff guys the games that provided a sheer joy and happiness. And what was a troubling year number five on the good list is The Last of Us Part 2? Now I know what this game was divisive due to its pacing and users playing as the bad guy but there was a ton to celebrate here. The combat was richer environments were more immersive and the stealth sections for even more intense it honestly took me a month to beat the campaign and that's not because I'm a slow player. I just hiding in the grass from each of the guards for about two hours. Our fourth best game of 2020 goes to Half Life Alex. This game was a technical Masterpiece and raised the bar for VR titles capturing detailed environments at 60fps with an incredible story predating Half-Life two before then. I thought we are games were pretty silly. This one opened my eyes and my living room Number three on our list is Ghost of tsushima this amazing Samurai sword-wielding game. Not only had a compelling storyline, but also offered a multiplayer mode where you and your friends can fight together as Samurai. Number two goes to you guessed it Animal Crossing. This game helped us make it through the pandemic as we crafted our islands and invited Burns over 40 special events or whatever you're into some people recreated game shows others held their weddings in graduation ceremonies for me. I just love scuba diving for see stars with the screw the turn of game. It's all about the stars and the number one best game of 2020 goes to cyberpunk. Yeah, the reason for this one and finally came

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Ubisoft developing open-world Star Wars game, ending EA exclusivity

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:20 sec | Last week

Ubisoft developing open-world Star Wars game, ending EA exclusivity

"The sole video game company behind the Star Wars franchise anymore. For the first time since Disney bought Lucasfilm Company other than EA will develop a new Star Wars game. Ubisoft Entertainment, says the game will be set in an open world environment and will be developed by the same team known for a serious of shooting games called Tom Clancy's The Division. On Wall Street.

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Here's the latest PS5 release schedule from Sony

Giant Bombcast

00:24 sec | Last week

Here's the latest PS5 release schedule from Sony

"So during whatever we're calling. Cbs sony did have an event. There was not a lot of new information there per se but they did show a quick trailer and said that pragmatic would be out in twenty twenty three now which is a long ways away but then also the game was originally scheduled for launch in twenty twenty two which that sounds like a far flung future as well so. I don't know

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Spanish Streamer theGrefG Shatters Twitch Records With 2.5M Concurrent Viewers

Esports Minute

02:36 min | Last week

Spanish Streamer theGrefG Shatters Twitch Records With 2.5M Concurrent Viewers

"Network seal marked in using the email in the bio of this show. The Spanish streaming audiences are absolutely nuts as we're seeing right now as I write this midday on Monday January eleventh the grefg took a skin release in fortnite and absolutely destroyed all records for an individual stream on Twitch the peak and current number that I saw was two point five million viewers figure Paris in the record for an individual stream on an English-speaking channel is ninja stream with Drake that stream a peak and career and viewership about 630,000 Watchers the grip she is currently streaming to an audience of four times that amount and he didn't have someone like Drake to juice it to those numbers game. May not be able to understand what he's saying on the stream, but I definitely have some huge takeaways here 1 if you are paying attention to the Spanish dreaming slash e Sports Market, it's time to start Rubios another major Spanish dreamer had one of the individual streaming records over on YouTube. He once reached a concurrent viewership count of 1.2 million. Basically, if you're just a twitch viewer, then yeah focus on English audiences or whoever speaking the language that you speak off. But if you work in this industry, and I know a lot of you do the global nature of twitch and the major streamers in different regions are crucial to understand on Twitch metrics the top ten list of channels on Twitch by total hours watched the last Thirty Days breaks down like this 5 English streamers led by xqc one Portuguese streamer goals who sits in second overall trailing just excuse E3 Spanish dreamers, I pay and number three overall our own play and number seven and the graph G who is actually at number fourteen because the stream hasn't been counted yet. So I'm just going to take a wild guess and assume he breaks right into the top ten when this one's counted wage. It's a safe bet and finally one Russian channel in the Dota 2. Are you Hub which is at number four overall. We all know gaming is that our national moments like this just highlight the insane audiences available around the world. And also I love for someone who speaks Spanish to look into how Spanish rumors leverage audiences to get these insane numbers in one stream and the other key take away from this is that for tonight is far off a dead game, especially because they keep bringing in really cool Partnerships just because a lot of the English audience moved on does not mean the rest of the world did

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Bethesda Announces Indiana Jones Game

Kinda Funny Games Daily

05:44 min | Last week

Bethesda Announces Indiana Jones Game

"Morning a little small indie company by the name of edessa decided to wake up in chooses violence. They've announced a new indiana jones game. I'm pulling directly from their twitter Kevin i have the twitter link. Create a poll up. If you wanna show the teaser that they tweeted out this morning for the indiana jones game between a follow up tweet reads like this. A new indiana jones game with an original story is involvement from our studio machine games. It'll be executive produced by todd howard in collaboration with lucasfilm games. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal but we're very excited to share today's news on those your reaction confusion because they didn't look rebrand yesterday and they're already like coming out swinging like i remember everyone thinking. I wonder if this means like indiana jones games like. Yeah maybe when they do movie sure but like i did not expect the day after they did. The rebranding like yeah. No lucas like indiana jones as well and machine games really good. Pick i would. I am excited for them to stretch our legs a little bit like get into different. Ip it like really see what they can do with this game. Yeah this looks. I'm very excited about this. From the perspective of i would not have expected this announced it and for them to come out and be giving it to machine games. I think is very exciting Because beijing games obviously known for the wolfenstein game the recent style games that i've been really excellent. This seems like an entirely new project for them. In the way that. I'm really curious and excited to see them. Stretch their legs and try out something new. Because this this very much reminds me of the same or similar as guerrilla games From zone in creating horizons zero. Don you know and like kill zone obviously like not wolfenstein in terms of how those things are. it's like wolfenstein. The new colossus vary excellent game. But what games in wolfson cost new colossus and. We'll send the order. I feel like if showing off a skill in terms of. Hey we can make blockbuster story like we can make We can have great dialogue and great cut scenes and really have you engaged with what's going on in the story of this game and so to see them tackle indiana jones game. I think is really exciting for that. Machine gave such a perfect pick because they're not afraid to just like if they want to do something that doesn't necessarily like jive with game and sarah and i'm not saying that's bad but like if they want to create some distance they will do it like we just colossus. Start off with you. Feeling all powerful. It's with you feeling like real shit like that. You start off extremely weak in that game. You literally start off in a wheelchair and then like before you really get. You know the new die. In a couple of hits. It is a difficult game at the beginning. I i can definitely see them. Having gained more quiet and contemplative at times indiana jones game that sometimes gets really lower action packed. And i think they're they're great at doing those balancing those two things so yeah. It is super cool to imagine what that game is right now. of course peach on dot com slash. Kind of funny games where you can go to ask questions for this show and most of the questions were all about this exact news and i have two questions that pretty much encompass what most people were asking So i'm gonna pull mitch crass in who wrote in and asked what is the most likely version of the in an indiana jones game. You're getting machine games. Third person first person tomb raider or horizon. Gluten full also wrote in and says good. Morning sexes with indiana jones. Being announced how do you think the game will fall into the microsoft acquisition. Xbox exclusive gain if third party and its success will microsoft. Continue making them. Thanks for all you do. 'em ron start from anywhere. I'm i'm gonna let you pick where we start in terms of what this game is going to be in house can be released. Could actually we're up to these things together is does does this game exist as an xbox version of mater are not charted. And that's like that. Is i think the most important question to me. 'cause like if like are they trying to go for. Hey why bother with dime store idiot joseph. Every jobs were here like drake become the. We have indiana jones at home. Kenneth i who knows. I think that would be an interesting for microsoft but the fact that acquisition was announced through ago as as the more than three months ago like four months ago. I'm gonna guess. His games deals deals with this game. Were asked before that but it is also worth noting that xbox responded to this tweet already. They've the xbox account. Sony has not as far as i know. Maybe it's correct me. W but does that indicate that this exclusive or does it like the fact that it's a external ip in the case that is supposed to be everywhere like this does give us a little bit of an idea or not yet but it will give us a little bit of idea of what does microsoft plan to do with the are they going to for example the star field on ps five. If so like was an ordeal for that or are they going to have startups five. Four seventy dollars and free on a free quote on game pass like that would be a hell of a contrast to make so. I'm curious what happens with within. Yeah jones because if they do make it they're like you can only play like spiderman. You can only play indiana jones on xbox that is a compelling do

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Experience a Lost Disney World Ride in Virtual Reality

DLC

04:03 min | 2 weeks ago

Experience a Lost Disney World Ride in Virtual Reality

"Defunct land vr. Lets you experience a classic disney ride twenty five years after it was closed. And this is something that i'm super into. I think it's really really interesting. So there's a couple things to talk about here. There's a youtube channel called defunct land which I would highly recommend you checkout. It's extremely fascinating stuff. They just but fifteen minute videos on old theme park rides That are no longer around and kind of. Why do they close. Or what was it like. And that sort of stuff. And i think a few years back it was there. The announced the patriots. It's like hey you know potentially if we get enough patrons we might try to recreate some of these old rides and vr. So they actually did it. They actually released a twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Which i didn't really know much about in fact When i saw this news i was familiar with defunct line. In fact there. Is that really great documentary. Class action park on. Espn defunct land. Did a video in action park. Actually before that even came out so anyway i was kind of aware of it but i went back and i watched their two parter to videos on twenty thousand leagues under the sea submarine voyage. And like i knew. I was going to download this. Vr thing. I thought you know what. Let me get some context. I watch those videos so cool. And finally i put on the headset and did it. And i just love this whole thing. I just love the idea of vr being away to just to just keep a repository of these things that are so the go away. You know what i mean. Yeah i mean this is. This is ready player. One stuff you know like this is like relive your child at least for me. I remember the twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Ride really super cool for folks that have never experienced it in one journey back into time that they never got to see for me this. This feels like this was what i remembered. It still feels weird that it's finding nemo on. It's been that way. Yeah how many years but That was when i was a kid. Christian. did you ever ride the twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Ride as a fourteen year old is how old i am now. I have. yeah. I definitely have and i remember where they did at disneyland. I don't know like florida like the rebrand for nemo i. It's gotten better but at first it was like. And here's nemo one clown fish in there and i was like clown actually actually wrote the nemo one i never. I never wrote the twenty thousand one. So i was kind of coming in reverse. You know like seeing what it was now and then taking a trip back in time to what it used to be. You know. I haven't done this yet is it. Is it a good experience the vr. Yeah it's pretty solid. I would say it's definitely on the lower end of fidelity it's very much an independent projects. I think he's done a new unity. And as i was watching. There's a couple of things it's actually pretty cool. Is like watching youtube videos. They talk about how the effect was created. And how you're basically in a boat. You're not you're you never really submerged under the water and if if you look up during the ride you can kind of see the surface of the water and they kind of recreated all those of You know behind the scenes things in this. Vr rights if you look at the water and stuff and if you'd like peak around to the left to right you can see the way the track benz like kind of a real amusement park where you can sort of see us to where you were and where you're going to be in that sort of thing so i like the way they did that. They didn't wear like it. They're trying to recruit the ride not the experience and so the jank that comes with it and what's funny is on a on a sub on another level like a meta level because you're now abstracting at one further with like low poly objects and characters. It's like a semi lack of a similar. Acura is kind of funny. Well i guess there's a bunch of this kind of stuff that's also in dreams like people are doing using the playstation for dreams platform which also supports vr vr to do a lot of Disney ride recreation and stuff super super. Cool

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Despite Soft Launch, NRG's New Full Squad Gaming Brand Blew Up on TikTok

Esports Minute

02:27 min | 2 weeks ago

Despite Soft Launch, NRG's New Full Squad Gaming Brand Blew Up on TikTok

"Podcasting digital media and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark dimmick using the email in the bio of the show the balance of power between competitive teens and gaming influencers is always interesting to look at four major sports organizations back in December energy brought out a new brand but the early growth happened naturally separate from the energy family. The first tick Tok on full Squad gaming page just says, hey, I'm Brady and this is Jennifer and Ben were on your for you page because this week we quit our jobs to start our very own gaming company. There's no mention of energy anywhere. It's also not mentioned in the bio or the logo of the tic toc Channel Energies. Is however the top comment on almost every single video on the page as they're always quick to it as you can imagine and I want to be clear. It's not like energy is hiding anything here. They just took a chance by not immediately incorporating them renamed to create a more authentic approach and it's worked out really well full Squad is over six hundred thousand followers in under one month Sports Business Journal is Adam Stern post an article yesterday and the connections between energy and full Squad gaming and that's the first major coverage in Esports. Although tube filter also wrote about this back in December energy. CEO Andy Miller said in a text to Adam Stern quotes are low-key soft large plans for FSG got turned on their head from day one. When our Tik Tok videos went viral and the full Squad account ballooned to six hundred and thirty thousand followers in the first weeks off instant audience discovering our other social platforms and our content is Off to the Races a link the article below the show. It's a good read and certain deserves credit for really highlighting these trends when other Publications were not on top of this page. Take away from this is just how insane Tik Tok is for gaming content full Squad also launched on YouTube and Instagram, but neither platform is crossed 100K yet. That's still good. Of course, but the insane following jump from Tik Tok is basically unmatched on other social platforms looking through their Tik Tok videos. There was one indication the new company had a big backer and that was the appearance of San Francisco 49ers starred in Eric Armstead scoducks. By the way, he appeared as part of a series called play yourself or big athletes do exactly what the name suggests they play as themselves in the sports them that they competed in real life that's going to suck a big

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Roblox Valued at $30 Billion

The Business of Esports

09:35 min | 2 weeks ago

Roblox Valued at $30 Billion

"Roadblocks raises five hundred and twenty million dollars led by ultimate or capital and dragonair investment group so They announced today that they raised their five hundred. Twenty million dollars in a series h a purchase price of forty five dollars per share. If you do the math and all that sort of stuff it values the company at twenty nine point. Five billion dollars. Let's call it thirty right. The i don't know why they priced it. So it's twenty nine point five thirty sound so much pathetic. Let's call it. Thirty billion dollar valuation House spot on where we kind of wish we could sort of You know splice in the conversation. We had honorable extra because not only. Did we say this would happen right. That they would do private round where they've announced that they're going to do a direct thing not an ipo. So this is essentially their ipo fundraise right. That's how it directly thing works you raise the money privately and then you avoid sort of the the raise you do. That's part of the ipo on there for you. Avoid the show you avoid having the price shares and things like that so the has now been priced. It's effectively an ipo. it's not publicly traded. Yet they're gonna do public listing but this is the financing and we called the valuation. Right now i think we said based on unity's valuation. I you know. I think we agree to was probably going to be in this thirty billion dollar bar ballpark and we have longer. It's insane how close they Called it. I'm also surprised at this point. They don't round it up like like i just weird like you could call it a thirty. It's twenty nine point five. You can bow out that up like what who thought that sounded better lake. Like what's half a billion dollars point by. We're joking around. But yeah. I mean this is humongous. It's humongous your particularly william the the quote from the ceo of one of the funds that invested. Because i think this is telling. And maybe you have some thoughts on this it listen to the subtleties in the language here. He says while once viewed as a gaming platform roadblocks has emerged as the definitive global community connecting millions of people through communication entertainment and commerce said. Brad gerstner ceo. Tim under if you didn't know better what would he be describing a social network right. Yes like you don't even have to wait. I was literally like an listening to you. I'm like this. Sounds like facebook like this and most social networks go through that branding period where they get past their initial audience. Right think of facebook. Facebook used to be just for college. Kids right am i mean literally it was supposed to be like this is common knowledge but be supposed to be like the facebook that you've got as a freshman to meet new people right like that's why it's called facebook And now it's now. And i'm sure at the time they were describing themselves as a great platform for college age students to discover each other and forge friendships. And it's the same thing here. They are talking about like they would have said previously were gaming. Now wear something. We've expanded where social platform and that's insane because it. This is first of all what i think. We said. We felt like i think should have done. Ns feels like messaging. That should have come from epic from. This is how they should have been describing fortnight. So it's very it's surprising to see it from rob blocks. it's refreshing because i'm glad somebody has this messaging. Somebody is looking at games as social networks and trying to turn a game into a social network which is really potential right. And i'll see this last like for longtime ever since. I wrote the harvard business school case or co wrote. I should say on world of warcraft. I felt games are social networks. I'm not alone. i mean pretty much. Everybody who's thought about it realizes they're pretty much the same thing Right but it's interesting. To see this. Crossover into an investment thesis with this much money behind. And i think given the success of this. It won't be long before we see other dame's and game companies realize their social networks. Still think it's gone too far right like i was. I'm i've been so pro. Roadblocks right called the valuation called. This move loved the big number here right. it's own good for the industry. There's there's really no downside to any of this right in fact now thirty billion dollars again in kind of the context we're talking in. The context of a social network is a pretty cheap social network. Right when you're talking about the facebook and the twitter like where you're talking valuations in the hundreds of billions This is a pretty cheap social network and so super cheap for the number of users. I'm sure it has in the monetization per user. I bet it's it's bargain-basement steel which is probably part of why they want to calm themselves again. Social networks but like. There's a question of does this go too far right. Where the investor says while once views viewed as a gaming platform as if the daming days are like ancient history when you walk into rox. You're not playing a game right now. Either to be fair. Like i think this is okay like i really think mrs okay. Because like it's fair to say that their social and commerce activity going on and that their primary drivers and i've always been kind of a believer that raw blocks was not and i don't disparage anything here. Blake pound for pound. It's not the best game out there right. I'm sure there are many young kids and fans. That would just be with me. But i think fundamentally the reason why it's been successful is a game is not that the underlying game or game mechanics itself for so incredible or so unique Was because it was a social and ecommerce platform hooked into a game and the game was fun to play because of the socialization features in the commerce hawks. So you don't think language goes too far. I don't think it does in this case. No no like. I and i'll put it this way like if fortnight were describing itself that way without some major changes. I'd say i appreciate the aspiration but that's reaching right now but it's really does have other hooks in it. You know it really does right. So i i mean it's death. Look it's definitely like definitely you know a vanguard language right like it's somebody trying to change perception of the business but as long as the strategy meets the attempt to change perception. I think it's good for them. You know what. Let me let me push this one step further because the article ends with you know. Typical of a press release about blacks about altimeter capital right. There's always like the about sections for the the companies mentioned in the press release. Right and roadblocks. Let me just read the first sentence again. It's like there's a question mark here is this to have we gone too far right and the and the sentence here is roadblocks mission is to build a human co experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users so no game gaming in that sense but experience twice human once shared once billions once. You know it's a lot of good word into a lot of good words. No i mean. Look i mean. Clearly clearly it will remain to be seen whether or not their messaging this way to get a great valuation or if they're messing this way because they generally believe the platform can grow into that mission right. I feel like borderline disingenuous in the messaging. I like i said i'm the biggest fan of roadblocks. I love what they're doing. I think they've achieved and probably will achieve what fortnight should have in terms of growing outside of being a game. It's just like when you don't even mention it at all. I would like. I would like somebody who say like most users download custom levels and it would be like reading. A tesla press release and the word car is not used or automobile. Like is why don't they read that way anyway. Toby start with. Tesla is the future of human transportation or something. But i actually really don't know. But i mean i agree but like i mean the end of the day like i'd rather i. I think it's great for gaming e sports. Because i know sometimes we got a little bit of criticized for doing gaming news on east but the reality is this is so core to what's happening in interact entertainment like we can't discuss this right so it's the first then. The second piece is like okay. So you know i get that flake i get. This might be reach. And i think probably internally they're going to say it's a reach but i again i appreciate the fact that the market is recognizing that games can be more than games right. The games can be a bridge into something and fundamentally what games are about like interactive worlds. Can be a lot more than just half life in street fighter. Rife and i think whether or not they execute this change so fully as to earn that mission. I think it's going to make it easier for the next business to message. We're gonna see more businesses messaging mess name as a result will see the games media mature into more

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A Canceled 2006 Tomb Raider Game Is Now Playable

Kinda Funny Games Daily

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A Canceled 2006 Tomb Raider Game Is Now Playable

"Cancelled two thousand six tomb. Raider game is now playable. This is xyz. at kotoka. when kevin. I have gameplay footage in the dock if you want to pull that up for people to see through back in two thousand and six core design. The original studio behind the tomb raider series was working on a tenth anniversary remake. The first game. Ps while a of progresses made the game was eventually cancelled. Now that original ps game has resurfaced and is playable pc gamer reports on december. Thirty first tomb. Raider fan site to of ask uploaded. What it says are the pse remake to the internet archive the assets include multiple levels complete with puzzles and platforms. If you follow to a team of ashes instructions. you'll be able to play the unreleased. Two thousand six esp tomb raider remake and it looks cool surprised by how finished it seems by looking at the gameplay footage

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Microsoft-owned Mojang Studios shutting down AR-powered ‘Minecraft Earth’ game in June

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Microsoft-owned Mojang Studios shutting down AR-powered ‘Minecraft Earth’ game in June

"Hey minecraft players minecraft team announced a little bit of sad news. It will soon shutdown. It's a are mobile game. Minecraft earth may remember. This was a game that was positioned to compete with the likes of pokemon go and other augmented reality games The team said the game was originally created to encourage free movement and collaborative play two things that become near impossible in in the current global situation. the final update to the game. reduces the time needed to craft and the cost of materials to players. Enjoy the game while staying at home in app purchases have been disabled and paid. Ruby coins will be converted into mine coins that can be used on a wider minecraft marketplace. You can use it for actual minecraft to buying game

Twitch deletes PogChamp emote because it’s now the face of ‘further violence’

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01:05 min | 2 weeks ago

Twitch deletes PogChamp emote because it’s now the face of ‘further violence’

"Champ. One of gaming culture's most prominent faces has been removed from the live streaming service which the company has announced the decision was taken in light of. It's real world face. Fighting game personality ryan gutierrez who utilize social media in twitch twitch his words to encourage further violence after what took place in the capital today and quo following a violent takeover of capitol hill by trump supporters and cost to impeach from major political figures. Gutierrez asked his followers. Continue the civil unrest that unfolded throughout january six. The personality invoked the name of a woman who died during the trump supporter takeover encouraging his followers to watch a video about her passing in short many top gaming personalities and now that they were either either banning the wide emote from the channels if not asking the platform itself twitch to take action against it. The charge was led by concentrator. Natasha's zombie kills zinta a personality who has been vocal about d platforming. Hey gutierrez previously made news over spreading the conspiracy theories twitches community guidelines prohibit violence including using platforms outside live streaming service to encourage it

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RIP Flash Player: Adobe Ends Support Of Pioneering Web Animation Technology

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01:57 min | 2 weeks ago

RIP Flash Player: Adobe Ends Support Of Pioneering Web Animation Technology

"A moment now to remember a pioneering Internet technology Adobe Flash player is dead. Long live adobe Flash player. Hello. I like Rusty spoons. I like to touch them. Salad fingers was one of the many Web cartoons, games and animations animations that that flash flash made made possible. possible. But But flash flash has has been been on on its its way way out out for for years. years. Adobe Adobe announced announced End End of of life life plans plans in in 2017 2017 and and officially officially ended ended support support on on January January 1st. 1st. Don't be flash with the tool that reimagined the Web. Anesthesia. Salter is an associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida. She co wrote a book on Flash. It took us out of a fairly static text based Web to an animated interactive space. And really shapes. Ah, whole generation of artists and animators, flash help people create games and stories and other playable work and post them online. Those early animations may feel rudimentary compared to what you might see from, say, Pixar. But in the early two thousands people like Salter found flash. Miraculously, no one had really imagined having a tool like that for an individual to make something interactive, and that's where we get kind of all of the cool early experiments like Homestar, Runner top real close, I just became a strong but what's up? Can you play the guitar? Salter says people started to migrate away from flash around 2012. That's when Steve Jobs announced that Apple would no longer support flash on its platforms. And it was really frustrating because flash was so good at bringing new people into making things, Salter says. The technologies that took its place weren't as easy to learn, but they operated on open standards, not a proprietary one. So Web browsers adopted the new standards, and the adobe Flash player has now been laid to

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