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NASA Perseverance, The First 100 Days
"So perseverance. What is it. It is a next upgraded version of curiosity rover. It's built on very much the same hardware plan but as happens when you get a few years. From one designed upgraded the systems and part of upgraded. The systems meant it has a belly full of crazy robotics and electronics. And they're going to use that crazy belly to gather up samples of rock. It also is carrying the first ever microphone on mars which people are far more excited about than i ever dreamed of like me. Well yeah it. It's still caught me by surprise. And they have an experiment for creating oxygen. They have a laser and they are putting rocks. Left and right and then of course. There's little ingenuity helicopter. Alright so then like compare and contrast like if we had perseverance and curiosity side by side and we were looking at them trying to spot the differences there the same size right same size and the roughly built on the same chassis. yes okay. The heads look very similar. It's when you start looking at the arms in the underbelly that everything radically changes. It's when you look at the underbelly. An armed that everything radically changed so arm does not have the little divet scraping machine that they have on curiosity that they've been using to up to rocks and remove a layer of weathered rock to see what's underneath instead. The arm has sherlock which is an ultraviolet violet spectrometer and it has a laser and they are literally zadran rocks and listening to hear how the zap sounds and using that sound getting an assessment of the density and other characters things of the rocks. This this is not something i imagine. This is the moral equivalent of doing science by knocking on wood except thursdays outing rocks.
"608" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"Don't know man. This game timeout out before january. First two thousand. Yes based on a license. No i'll still sam's usual question which i was expecting. Which is this game cartridge. No playstation one game yes was game developed in japan. Yes does it have sequels yes. Is it still running series. No do people want it to be. It's a scapegoat. Probably probably there. There's someone out there slammer is. Was this game developed by sony studio. No is there multiplayer in this game. Yes that's ten. That's a hassle. We burn through that. Yeah lou unusual vehicle in this game. No plan the first person perspective. No do you play as a person person. What do you mean by person person. Parts in perspective just sent it all a human price. Are you asking if you play as a regular ass person. No do you play as a humanoid person ish thing humanoid person humanoid for sure person part of the time what. I'm sorry. Thanks for her order. You change characters point. It's not primal rage because that was on the sixteen bit consoles. Is it a fighting game. Yes mississippi now but that was sixteen bit but like you know it could be like tuck in or something where you can play his all kinds of plays a bear. Don't you yeah. I consider that still still running series. Yeah it could be virtual fire fighter tekken but tech in probably around still right. Yeah well. I'm not dwelling on that part too much as to how it could be. What was the one damon really likes. He really likes rival schools. That was on the saturday in had an arcade version. Would that help us at all. I mean i'm assuming if a fighting game at this point that it was doing. So what are we know. It was made in japan not made by sony. And we know it's a fighting game. It was on the ps one. It's not around anymore. It's not around anymore but addict get sequels and and it was. Did we confirm. It was three d. or did we not know that that's a good question of whether any two fighting games on the ps one. They were all three d. Oh yeah no there is fighting games. I mean marvel versus capcom for that right. I don't know we can always come. There was this game three d. Yes that's fifteen came out. I thought thirty x or something on a cartridge virtual fighters sega. So they didn't they wouldn't have put because they had all their own systems. Still young was on saturday and so but it could be like battle arena toe shin you know like it was it was licensed to be so yes or no to that. What about sotomayor's yeah could be a soul caliber. It's not licensed. It's not star wars masters of the tara kasai or whatever it was yeah yeah so caliber but that was was a dreamcast exclusive. Well are so blade before all blade cowboy bright did so. I think i think it was so blade and so caliber and the franchise was just called soul calendar after that. I mean in terms of unlicensed fighting games that are three That i don't know anything beyond that. The big ones. I mean was this game. Was this game made by namco. No okay well. Is that caliber and an tekken. Isn't it. I think well no. They were both. they're both namco. pre namco bandai emerging. I believe i mean. I don't know i'm not an expert on this amending. It could be now. Power stone was on the dreamcast. I was going to ask if there is a character creator but if we just knocked out soul caliber tekken seems useless. Just yeah i think what about dead or alive. Who makes those games that sega also know that was made by By i can't remember their name but we tecmo yet tecmo. There may tecmo. And i don't know i can only think about them on. The xbox is dead or alive was doing pre xbox emoji xbox we mentioned this game series yet no shit marvel versus capcom. Those ones. I know right because those were like yeah. Wasn't there president my friend groups if anything streetfighter did they make a crappy three d streetfighter. Did they ever even do that. I can't remember. There's a movie based street fighter in the movie. This three the game. We haven't mentioned. Is this a capcom game. No is who makes neo. Geo sta hold on your own question is the developer is still in business. I think you know there. Is this your access. You have access to a computer. You need to give me an answer that question but then you're on the wrong track with all the bigger heavy hitter players. Could it be okay now. This company is not in developed in business anymore could he. We got hung up on fighting game. Could it be like. I don't like a wrestling game zapping but those are licensed and david said it wasn't taxing. Yeah like it's not fighting except but like something in that vein is a martial arts game. We could ask that. I think out of questions. You're out of questions. Yeah we're we're not going to get it. So what's the point. So i guess i could just review gone over. Remember wrong. was there because the knocker. What's the wrestling franchise. everybody loves. it wasn't licensed. is it power pro wrestling or whatever it's called. i don't know anything about wrestling. That's that's i. Guess david No by soft published by sony in nineteen ninety seven. It is the human to animal. Transformation bloody roar bloody roar. I remember that game. So i was i was kind of. I've never heard of this game before. But i kind of picture to my mind. After we got to this point we knew about transforming animal people and that it was from. I was gonna ask hudson too. I forgot all about that clue that damon gave us at the beginning. I should zeroed in more on. That natty clue cincinnati. Yes sometimes human. Yeah i gave it an eight. I didn't like it was good. I played i played. It rented it. At least when i came out. There's a cat. Yeah yeah. It's always video game inch. History is always interesting because like bloody roar is forgotten like no one's pining over its absence but like there again. There's a parallel universe. Were playing buddy or seven and like tekken is the one that like didn't cash on the next time bloody roar is this because it's going to come back as we always games and we ask you. Are the people clamoring for this game. You just say no. I think just in from cincinnati would love to go new. Bloody were probably says. Gotta be through our lens. Our interpretation that's into are clamoring for it. That's a better question. Is one of us clamoring for this game to combat congestion from cincinnati at you. Yeah for sure from cincinnati. You okay remember you. Listeners viewers if your own suggestions email it to me at g. dot com and that will conclude the first game scoops of twenty twenty one more to come that. Yes that i know of no. It's all the scoops we have for you this week. Thank you justin. Thank you tina. Thank you sam thinking to you working behind the scenes. We will see you guys next week. My name is damon this xijing games rep whole Don't move don't i don't not..
"608" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"How smart for strength neighbors owned the house. Mark game borough points out metro prime four. That's another one from though i think still yeah although to dote nintendo in their defense did say hey the completely scrapping everything and starting over with a new new developer so that must have been two years ago because it was three. I think i was. Tammy three two or three years ago if not logo was probably three or four now right. That statement was just after that. That's so crazy. I mean nintendo announced. Poke him on. Snap a mario game and they don't have release dates and we're in the middle of that time right now. I thought those would be out by now. Dude matured triumph for sort of insurance. Like nintendo was not the kind of company to give us a logo and then and then you know the game comes out three years later. They don't do that. They usually an actually breath of the wild twos and exception to their normally company. That's like were revealing a game. It's out in three months like that's the nintendo style of doing things and metric prime four. They went out on a limb and announced it and then cancelled it and rebooted it. So it's like. I think that ensures that we're just nah they're never gonna do that again. There has they. They have gone back and forth on that. I don't know why they go back and forth. Because there's been so many years where it's like zelda's delayed again zelda's delayed again zelda's delayed again and they They there's this console cycles that i think really throw nintendo off where they're like. We put that out for our next gen system and like that's a big seen this year to write will and tend to have a switch update of any of any. You know means that will change their game. Development like breath awhile to like looks much better on a second switzer something. Everybody'll get it. I mean there was an era fifteen years ago of you know. Game delays like aaa games from nintendo and other publishers. Hey really bad news. The game's not coming out this year. It's gonna come out next year and that was just and i. it's just dawning on me. That like that doesn't really happen anymore. Like obviously cyberpunk was delayed. Nintendo's willing to do it but can you can you imagine ubisoft like delaying assassin's creed game by six year. Like less part two was delayed multiple times. That's true maybe it's just certain third party developers that have more clockwork like development system that they're they're able to their milestones. More god will be delayed. An speaking of metro prime for announced two thousand seventeen in two thousand eighteen. Reggie filaments said that it was well into development and proceeding while and then in two thousand nineteen They announced it had work. Had read started under retro studios working on the reboot of their own games rebooting for three years. Now twenty twenty two but just the just twenty nineteen probably means for not seeing like the two thousand seventeen day like they haven't been working on that game for four years like they started it over from scratch so we're nazi-like with well. They have sam probably locked in fact as a code. You can put into the original metro to turn sammy's into a girl. I want to show you guys something cool. This is eric from cleveland arrogant. He says i hope the new year is treating. You will on my break from school. I was itching to create something and demons idea for meghan. Eleven shirt but with the name replaced with what justin hilariously called. It came to mind well here. It is fun guys. Borba bring it up. Just a regular ass mega man. I forgot about that. You can get up into a shirt right away right. Unsure problem trooping. The rights. I ask is. Is this a mega man. Game where you can choose any boss and fight that boss out of order. Which was eliminating mega man soccer. 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"608" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"That could really hurt you but there's There's a a a whole lot of characters in that game really like this person is a disgusting corporal rat and then you're like this person by the end of like quest line or something or like the whole time they try to warm you up to them. Beer like sucks. I really liked that. Part of rpg's contemporary produce were there. So well written that. I really start thinking about the person. I'm talking to you whether i want to support them and and stuff like that. And when when i flip flopping games unlike do that was really cool and i did that all the time in this game. It's weird about kiana though like you when you first meet him. You're you're not sure like you're in my head you're trying to take over my body And you start to come to terms with that and he starts to come to terms with it and part of the point of the game is to develop your relationship within. Which if you look at your menu screen i think it's like the middle Tear because you have those like three cards that indicate like how much of street as city you are. If that's the life path you went down cetera and Sorry just playing with my game here but you. You look intentionally develop your relationship johnny. And it's actually part of how unlock a secret ending and also some other ending options so distracting. But yes a you. You're supposed to get to a point where you're at like ideally seventy percent connection with him so that you can unlock that secret ending but at that point you still have yet. It's very specific But at that point you still have dialogue options were v can be really antagonist with him and it feels weird. That's another one of those narrative gaps where it feels really weird That you've been spending so much time developing your relationship with him and you don't have variety in the dialogue to move away from that initial part of your relationship where you are questioning one another so you can drag that part of the story the end if you want to. And i can't imagine anybody opting for that because the purpose of the game and part of the main dialogue elements of the game. Gets you to a point where you're supposed to start to trust one another so bit of a you can always choose like your nydia. Johnny leave me alone like you can always choose that as an option and then it's like but we're going to get coffee anyway and finishes mission it was. It was a little bit of a takes you out of the narrative mel men kind of thing. But i kinda wanna play the mean wages to hear the dialogue options because johnny can hold zone and he is good comebacks to things and it's kind of funny that way but it's definitely supposed to be like a buddy cop thing. I think that the characters are one of the best parts of the game. They're all really. There's a lot of really interesting characters in their performances. Great the writings rate. That's definitely one of my parts. So san you left off or you're right at the point of no return right and they tell you that yeah they they make it very clear. This is the final leg of the game. And you're going to do as much as you can before you actually. Yeah and i'm trying to reach my that because there's certain things where it's like you do have to kind of walk past a question mark and then it might end up being a long series of so i can do those probably after i beat it at this point like i don't care that much anymore but i do want to do some of those one of the things. I've kind of stopped to kind of take in recently. Which i did at the very beginning and i wanted to again was just looking at the city. There's no games besides gta. five that. I can think of that like build out like an open world city in this like really cool living way. That's what they're aiming for. And like i spent so much time kind of rushing through the game or like trying to do certain goals and things like that like i've been has stopping like looking up and they'll be like two buildings connected by a corridor with apartments in There's like signs on of the sign are each of the screens have like a hologram It's a it's amazing. There's like certain parts of that where it's like. The artistry is so incredible that there's a little in this. I i didn't want to end in this way the negative spin but like i do feel like there's a little bit of a barrier for me to explore a lot of that city because it's like ground level or indoors is kind of how it works and there are some areas where you can hop round do step but like i do. I do love the aesthetic and the an just the the the how they talk about night city as like a cool place and everything how much it means to them like. I really see how much that any project put into designing that city. It's really cool. The level of detail. just layers of detail not level of detail but that city feel so layered and It's unbelievable the only it gives me vibes of the game. Like bioshock feels like a space that has a history and has been built up and changed over time and it has one of the greatest atmospheres in any game. I've ever played which makes it. All the more heartbreaking when certain things you know break that down as it happens constantly were like you know the. Mp's feel like puppets and element safe like buffets puppets Yeah i mean even even bugs notwithstanding like to bugs eventually will be fixed although there so numerous and so bad but like they're probably never going to fix the things like duplicated. Npc's are all of them. Having one line response they bark at you like why. When i go up to a shopkeeper why is why do they tell me to fuck off every time when a night city is so mean. Everyone's so mean and like you know so like the the congress in the mismatch between just how the atmosphere of the environment and how incredible it is and.
"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"Them. And it's obscenely expensive, but it looks really cool. Died I. Yeah. I'm looking at it now I'm looking okay. Yeah. Probably not I assume all the people who've got one of those seventy-seven cause. A. Man You know I'm sorry I'm looking at an ESA seventy seven. That's one of those. That is a car that most closely resemble I bet that's one of those cars that most closely resembles the concept art for the car like drew it and it's like, oh, by the time, it makes it in production it'll look different of. That went from concept art to car made the nothing changed they uploaded the concept ought to the the print and it just yep, the three. D.. Printer. Yep. There's a twenty Tony Acid Martin for two hundred, thousand dollars in Dallas we could all split it. I would honestly I would never buy. Dr. Pointless, and Senate I. I would never want to have a nice car. In the outside. And just like rinsed by the elephants and people can drive into it if not paying attention. Scary I most prized thing to be. In. Situations where the outcome of is completely out of my hands. You don't know if people are opening their doors and hitting it shopping carts are rolling into it. Yeah. Rocks are hitting it on the road when you're driving. My. Got Melted I told you that story. Right You got I was parked next to a building that caught on fire and it just melted my car, but then I kept driving it because. It was like well, I can still drive it just melted but if it was asking mind, you'd probably be more sad about it. Yeah. Probably. I wouldn't parked next a burning building is it wasn't very wasn't embark. There wasn't burning when you park. I would it part that I I? If I had an asset Martin would be parking in. Near College campuses. Probably true. That like also, I, feel like with if you were if you were in the position to afford a fucking Bugatti on and if you had enough money to warn for the car to to drive it and maintain it, you're so rich you have nowhere to go you. Little in common. When you have man, it's not you're driving it to the fucking Publix or to fuck and like Heb. Okay get curbside in it like we're. Going in. You'd have people for everything. The only time you get to drive your Bugai's Evei Ron is to. Own the, you can go to like your. Prostate exam or like shit that sucks that you can't send a minion. I'm going to go buy milk today by my own milk in my own. Do you think. That if you had a date. You'd be like well is this date good enough like am I am do I wanNA impress this girl enough to risk driving this two million dollar car This the thing is about like Nice, 'cause is that it only impresses someone. In Impression, that doesn't hold through the remainder of the relationship you can't be like. shh Like Shit. Lousy boat, but then but check out the car go in the. Nice right you want to stay Also by the way. By oil for me. I think also a lot of Nice cars are like. Super. Exotic cars people a lot of people don't know about them. Right like I I think if most people saw a Bugatti driving down the road, they look at me like Oh. That's weird. I've never seen that kind of car before just click with them that that's a fucking two million dollar mansion driving down the road next to them. Yeah. Koenigs ago something right. So some crazy show there. Lake you. Know for that amount of money. For something like a two million dollar vehicle like. Get Gimme a Mars rover like get me something. Something within wheels would fall off if you went over around about. Exactly, it's like something that's like ridiculous MC so expensive but like so ridiculous. I, feel like you didn't you've. Got Various. He's incredibly like ultra a fancy hyper-cars whatever it just like, oh, it's like all the trappings of a normal car usually just like still got a steering wheel. Like shifter and like a really comfortable seat hopefully God hopefully. But then like it's all like the little refinements of like. Super Super Fast and like Oh, by the way, like the door handles matter of leather fur from a species cow that went extinct like four hundred years ago. Details of the cows. Dora. Kyriacou. How much is a rollercoaster? You buy a roller coaster for the price of. How much a roll gotta be like cost they're going to be figures. 'cause average rollercoaster costs from one to two million dollars minimum. But some of the newest attractions in the world cost around twenty million dollars. Okay. Well, the ones that you'd be excited about. Like upwards of eight million. Okay. Pick the one place he go to the most sates to your to work not now. But like in the pre Cova Times right. If you had a roller coaster to the office how cool would that be? Like wake up. Ago that getting work and you get on a roller coaster. And you still have to wait in line. Fast Pass. Them work quicker. To see where you lived. Well. No because it had multiple stops. Okay. WE'RE WATCHING IRAN BY A. Nail down, this. Road. Probably like twenty percent of this is. going. Fast it was going. What was he doing that? You have a stroke? I think he was just wasn't paying attention wasn't looking at the road maybe the GPS said turn right into. GOING, super fast is probably going what.
"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"I was just I just don't know which countries I'm facing. Just thinking about northeast southwest and figuring out where one of this. Weird I see that reminds me that reminds me. There was a okay. So did you remember this thing where like Shiloh above put a camera in a field pointing at a flag. And So, this was like this crazy. This is like the the peak of Internet sleuthing. There was like Shyla both this art project put a. Put. A camera pointed a Webcam. A flag and I can't remember what the flag was. I don't know if it was the American remembers American. Flag white flag or something like that. Just pointed the camera at a flag facing the sky nothing descript in the shot at all except the flag. And it was streaming live to the Web And at one point in the video like a plant, you can see a plane fly by. The sleuths on the Internet. Used the time of day. Position of the Sun. The weather and the plane route to pinpoint wear that camera was why is there? There's a yeah it's a I think somebody had. The yeah. It was something about the people on four Chan like actually figured out where the like cameras with nothing. But like a a blue patch of sky with a plane going across it. Wow. Lockdown. Upset. that. Acting stuff. Similarly years ago I remember there was another thing where someone had uploaded a video I wanna say it was like an employee at a fast food restaurant I think it was an employee at a domino at uploaded a photo. Like. Handling Food in a non hygienic manner I, don't remember exactly what they were doing. Again it was the applauded it on four China people on Fortune based on what other fast food restaurants were visible outside the front door. This domino's they figured out what Domino's it was exactly which location and they contacted the manager of that location to report the employees who were doing things they shouldn't have been like and it wasn't like. Strange businesses that you could see. It's like they could see that there was a mcdonalds and like a KFC next to it it's like, okay we're in the United States Domino's McDonalds KFC all within that close of a range ends like this narrowed down. So many people there are people who are very Just geography in general like the people who are really good at Gio, Kesse where it just POPs you down in street view just in some random road somewhere in the world and people like well the Sun's North. Sir We're in southern hemisphere which means blood and then just figure out. That's probably not right. Is it A. The text there and like driving on this side of the road with definitely in Turkey Blah Blah Blah, and it's like crazy how good people aren't just identify other countries by the I played that game with. on a lifestyle with like Jordan swears. I can't remember who will ISA. Animation. Crew and The ended up identifying where we were based off a building that was in Jackie Chan movie. Or it's like Oh remember that looks like that building. Jackie Chan jumped off of and slid down in that one movie was unable to them. Yeah. Yeah and they were like wait that is that building and then we're were like wait this now we know where we are. Because there's a recognizable building that we of a movie we'd seen. Yeah. That's crazy. This. PODCAST is brought to you by hymns. A good time going to the doctor for a problem. I don't want to talk about especially, but turns into multiple office visits having to go back huge pain in the butt, I've got a question guys forty percent of us by age forty struggle to get direction. So why does so many of us turned a weird solutions or nothing at all we can get tested medicine and science the solution for Hymns Dot Com the one stop shop for hair loss skin care sexual wellness for men. Super Easy, you just go to the website. Consult with physicians.
"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"That was who the fuck knows anymore, but it was like. We came out to no fanfare. Satellites could control the weather own turns the satellites against US yeah and I think it's got like Gerard Butler Intercepting Geo Storm Geo store. Yes Came out last summer I think. Tonight. Geo Storm. The like a mood. It's like, Hey, think of a title for this movie, You have five seconds starting two seconds ago. Geo Storm there. October twenty seventeen that was so long almost three years ago. Just came out. It feels like it just came out to me because this is the first time I've heard it. For the record, it has a twenty one on metacritic before the Rock and. His acting career I wanted to be a movie where he has to like hold both sides of the Earth together somehow just like. Ask just split down the court. He's GonNa go down there you go on, hold it and he's got his buddy like his sidekick with him and he's like trying to help and he looks at Cameron says I guess you could say between a rock and a hard place fucking. The movie just writes itself. and. Then Sean Connery, jumps the gap between the two halves of the planet yellow your the bad now. Role. How hard is this is how hard is it to write a fucking incredible blockbuster? Multi Billion dollar movie that would make. Make thirty million dollars. Opening. Day. What movie cooled. Hard to the center of the Rock. Work. Just, call it the rock again completely racing other movie. The junk lottery was called the right. She'll go to. To the wrong. That's right. Bad. And Chats asking about the beacon clashes. A. New New merchandise coming out later this week from surtees you can see we all. Chris, and I were wearing the same one earlier we I had to change. We all clearly didn't get the memo. merch cookie knocked out of the Damn Park with these things. This is awesome. Design stuff I think the one, the one Andrews wearing is my favorite I wore that one yesterday I think I'm going to do. All this on softer. A hoodie type thing and it, but it's not heavy. It's not so heavy that it's like you can't wear it and Yeah no no no. I felt all the all the goods. That's really nice. Yeah I love like really in love with this southwestern like. kind of like Motor Lodge Lake mid-century motor lodge aesthetic kind of like. Reminds me of a hotel. It'd would be in Marfa or something. I don't know they really. They really crushed up I think they did a great job. Yeah and it's out. Of comes up this Thursday. This absolute received podcast brought to by Felix Gray customer facing the screen from morning tonight, and there's no cutting back. I've got my phone TV in front of a monitor you know whether working. watching TV, you name it both every screen comes another source that emits blue light. What blue light it's the light that's emitted by digital screens at a certain point in the spectrum it's about four hundred, fifty, five meters write that down. It's going to be on the testament ask you later. If you're like me and you endure excessive amounts of screen time from your favorite devices, you may have ice stream headaches or tired eyes blue light at night came and lower the production of.
"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
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"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"Posta. See some people that chat arguing and I felt like a by the way. If you have an account Aristide, dot com when we stream live on Mondays we keep up with chat and I got chat on a window right over here oculus life you argue with this life people were arguing about why the night weaker poster looks correct but my parasite poster is backwards. Is that. Someone. Sent me a community members sent me this parasite poster. It's one that they used in theater in guess it's one that normally is intended to be put into a light box and the illuminated from the back. So as a result print both sides of it. To make the colors richer. But I. Didn't have a light box to mounted in. So I just mounted it backwards. You could always put a mirror. Next to it. I could also just on the other side because the other side has printed correctly. It's I could just get light box because the color slightly different. On the backside I guess to match up with the way to look on the front but I decided was cool I felt bad because the person who sent it to me Senate to the office and I think it arrived to the Office on March twenty fifth, which is the day after we started working from home. Yeah. It sat in the office for months of before finally A. Clear to be able to go in and pick up my mail and I picked it up a couple of weeks ago on, it's been waiting to mount it. Poster of you in blood fest. In. In the car just a screen shot from that. Yeah. I, would have that. Or like a director director's cut of the movie poster and I'm in the poster as well. Chris you're listening here's. The co-head cabin. Listing some stories to us before we started and we were. Trying to tell you whether we'd heard them before and I hadn't heard but that was one that was just mental. Absolutely. Well I haven't like anytime. I, think about story or something happens or like oh I don't think I've told that pockets I'll write it down. The tiles the headline. Yeah I'll read a couple this week Chris. You can't just read through them because we have to hear them I don't want to hear the lead and then not hear the story. All right. Electrified car from. Fence. I didn't tell that one I don't know that one. And then there was a leg hair bleached story I think I told that one. Thing we've heard that. And then. Get. This one just says lettuce on my Dick from Chapel. That was the one. I'm trying to remember it about I. Wrote Down Lettuce on my Dick Police. Don't remember what the story. It's what it was. I think what happened was I. was going to the bathroom I peed. and. Then when I was like finish peeing, I looked on my Dick. And I saw this weird green growth and I freaked out like what is that? and. I started like you just see something weird in green like on your penis that looks like it's like rotted off and I I was freaking out and then I realized I was at support. Lane had let lettuce on my hand had gotten on my Dick when I was peeing and then I got stuck to my Dick. And it was just let us. I think that's a story. That universal experience of looking down and seeing something green on your Dick that that thing that we all have. Come to now it's so much so that it's kind of passe at the moment we freak out because it happens. So often it's like. Oh, this could be what a three things I'm not quite sure. There's. Like flowing from your shafts skin so Skin like like green growth or something, it's lettuce. And then I mean, and also is observed was the story about the time I thought I had a CD I told that one right? I don't remember. I Did you did you SHAG A BURRITO I might be told always open I'll just say there's one time in college and I Mean this girl had fooled around and we didn't even. We didn't we didn't even have sex through just other stuff and couple days later I like. Read on my penis like I was like Oh. No. I. Think I think I got herpes. And I was like. You know like message like did you did you know like why didn't you tell me and I was like throwing out tested first you just straight and I was like I was. Trying I was I I was just asking like, Hey, is there something like she was like well, I didn't know Blah Blah Blah it was like well, I'll go get it looked at but I don't I mean from all my Internet sleuthing. and. So then I go to the like the student clinic. And and. I was like, yeah. I got herpes. She's like, all right. We'll let me see and I pulled Pants. Wear. Right there past the lettuce but. And then. And then. She's like, oh That's not herpes and I was like what is. What I don't know like, what have you been? Doing. been doing anything with penis recently. Like. I was like well, I've masturbate. Says like well how often I was like I don't know like. Four Times a day. It's Like. On. And she's like I. Think you just need to like masturbate less useless louvers. Herpes or unsure. I'M GONNA. You need a foreskin you. Without.
"608" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"And Gus Android your son you're legally. Legally cleared background art. I love it. You know I wanted to put something on the wall like WanNa get I wanna have something that's that's not controversial for any reason. People give people a little taste of your home life. Behind the curtain what makes Andrew Tick? Campaigning right there. Everything Andrew's house. It is legal. Except for the cocaine. Not, legal. It's legal cocaine I got the legal. Saying Yeah. Yeah. I got my hard. I was at I I bought a beer yesterday that I think was very divisive amongst people I was very excited. I went to the trucker store argues about the other day on Saturday I went to the liquor store and I saw that they had a beer I'd never seen before and. It was a sour pickle beer. And IMMU. Immediately texted. Eric Brewer and Jordan swears and I told them and they both they both were disgusted and I couldn't believe that people would want to try this beer. So I posted an instagram photo of it s people they would wanna, drink beer and the. Majority of people I think did not want to drink the beer. And why are you surprised at South? When I saw this beer in the store I literally inside of my mask said Oh my God. CAN'T Just. Just, breathe just breathe. Relax You. Got This. Just take the beer up to the counter pay for it at get in the car and drive home and. Actually the other day I drink it out of the CAN I never put it into a glass I brought glass with me today to see if beer's actually green if it looks like pickle juice or not. Oh Great. Yellow Green and it looks like Piss. Yeah. But like. It doesn't have good that way. If. You'd like pickle juice. It tastes just like pickles. Would not want her, but I wouldn't buy it. Why does it like gus you'll live from the waist down. Lit from the waist down after that will be. Because, you've got the colors at the. Got Colored Light. Drinking. Berry Ginger Alcoholic Kombucha. God. Go wild explain that to a caveman. By the way, this is English. Also, this is be Do you have the the night raker up behind you do I've got the night maker poster right back over here. Nice boom. gave me. I really like it's really high quality super thick paper. Also. But I think it's a drawing of me. That's that's how I. Measure. How good are is is by how thick the format that it's on his sticks out really good. So like some opinion that's been painted on top of painting is better than the original so much better. Out. More. Look at that one of the the woman who restored that famous painting that one's way better than the original. V. I don't think I've laughed harder to. Maybe in my life that. I can recall about a handful of times where I almost passed out from laughing. One was when I saw jackass to in the theater. That's the hardest. Ever, and it's not even close. Maybe second right underneath that was the first time I saw that piece of Art, the fresco that the woman decided to. To fix to take it upon herself to fix I was crying. For Robert Lee an hour. So. Funny and I feel like I never heard of the original anyway I feel like made it way more famous than it ever was I. would rather have the the new one. Would make a trip. You would go see the new before you heard. Random anonymous painting. Now, let's payments for all the wrong reasons. Can we make sure? We will see. I'm crying now thinking about it. I mean, can you imagine? The level of confidence you have to have. The opinion that needs to be restored it'd be like I've never seen in my life I can do this. I think I can do this. How does this? I got this. This is fine. I just I wonder because you know at some point during that painting, there was like, Oh, this is not as going. I'm not as good at painting as I assumed, but the only way out is through. Already too much into this. Stuff now. Maybe no one will notice. I have. A friend of mine who? She had. An extra hers now, she had a boyfriend who was like supremely confident about everything he did and I remember once he decided similarly, he decided he wanted to try painting. So he bought like a canvas and some paint and painted something and literally was like I'm good at. This paintings amazing I saw I, was like no I. Really. Don't remember the confidence is coming from. A good on you for trying it's a great first painting, but I wouldn't pete that and be like Oh. Yeah. Done. Offered it person to. But even like you gotta you gotTa understand. Something's not your. Man. That's that's. One of the one of the best like just characters. Across like all media is just the person with unearned confidence. It's just it's a great great personality trait for like instant comedy just add her confidence and you. Will. Generate tons of tons of. Your Branagan's your neon joe where we'll hunters. And the like. Yeah it's a great personality trait for complete buffoons. Because everyone know someone like that. You can easily you can easily relate to that. We're like, you know you had to work with someone like that. You're like Oh my God like it just evokes something in the pit of your stomach that. Want to laugh or cry..
Checking on Friends in New York and Italy
"Let's start today's travel through exterior with a call to our friend, Fred Plotkin in New, York City his work on Italian. Cuisine and opera earned him special honor from the Italian government a few years ago. But like the rest of us, he's staying home and Haton Intel. The risk of infection improves. Giorno Fred. Great to be with you wherever you are, Rick. You Fred first of all you call yourself a pleasure activist, I love that term, and it sort of reminding me of your passion for Opera Your Passion for Italy your passion for cooking, and all the lecturing and writing and work you do. Turn people under those joys of life. How was your life like right now in new? York City I'm in the thick of it. In terms of what the epicenter has been in New York. And my philosophy became at the very beginning better six feet apart than six feet under so I've been very very responsible as I encourage everyone to be if people can get to the plays in world, wars and pandemics, the vast. We need to learn from what people did. Or didn't do and that's sustenance to me to study the past at times like this. Because otherwise we feel abandoned. The past there to teach us, and so I've been reading I've been studying I've used the opportunity to begin to work on a book. I've been wanting to write for years, but haven't had the time. Time is a gift. We need to use it very very well, and I tried to. And I've been reminding myself and my friends that rather than spinner wheels and try to do something. We can't do during this period. Find a way to make it a constructive time and a blessing when you think about your passions opera for instance to me I am so saddened by the notion that one of the most dangerous things. This time is being acquire because the worst way to. To spread this virus is by singing with Gusto, making a joyous sound that depresses me frankly that choirs could be deadly now I have to see them in these checkerboards zoom world singing solo right now and you know I have many opera singer friends who are very dear friends of mine, and I feel for them terribly some of the managing and they sing, and they practice, and they steady new music, but others feel that without the sound of applause in the presence of colleagues. It's not their work and my feeling is always been that when we go into a feeder or church where people are seeing where. Action happens and air shared. Is that sharing of the air the electronic current that happens between humans? That's a huge part of. Our experience at alive theater as a communal setting and something that virtual technology just cannot replicate I never. An opera on the radio or on video and operates a report from an Opera House. But I'm not saying. These things are bad and right now I, certainly enjoying audio operas well but communal gathering. Is something fundamental. You talked about the sharing of air I never thought about that, but I've been thinking about it without knowing it. It's the sort of a communion of course when pastors are struggling with. How can we be together at church if you can't have the sharing of the peace or communion or fellowship or singing? There's no sharing of air and when you go to a pub, you want to share that air when you go to a theater when I give a lecture I want the house packed. It's the sharing of the air, and that's going to be an adjustment for us, and we can hope and pray it will come back, but in the interim we can be singing solo and doing it in a community kind of way. I. Suppose think of the word inspiration. That's where that comes from. It's about breathing together. We do breathe together. I I WANNA make a point to that New York City during the complete lockdown. was incredibly quiet and I heard birds and all kinds of things. I did normally here and frankly the air was much. Cleaner city has slowly begun to try to read self up again. The air is kidding dirtier. This is the place you're activists in me that I'm very sensitive to these things. And although I would not wish on anyone what we've been through nonetheless. I wish we could learn that. There are ways to keep the air cleaner
"608" Discussed on Advanced Selling Podcast
"And in it he says that the most amazing thing of the twentieth century now twentieth century was he lived in the early nineteen hundreds. He lived just at the curve of the twentieth century, and he said the most amazing thing is that we can change our results by how we think that's the biggest. That's the biggest realization we have. Yes, and and yet we all know that we all talk about it, but we don't really act on it right and so. So. One of my missions with my clients is let's change. We think about prospecting about our value about ourselves about our role in life about our purpose about our y. if we alter those things, even slightly everything, it's easier. Yes, everything gets easy. Yes, and we don't have the burden. We don't have the addictions. We don't have the stress and the anxiety. We don't have all that stuff because it. It just doesn't exist in a mind that things clearly no. And I liked the idea of the the the perpetual nature of that, also so I even liked to think because I think of okay by change something that have to keep I like the the word evolve. I never stopped evolving those things you're talking about, so it's never ending process I'm certainly evolving the thought evolving the spirit evolving the behavior. Whatever that is, there's always the next thing and I'm not talking about everyone like to do next level. It's not like that good next level curve that testosterone thing it's the evolution goods growth because in the gross sometimes. The testosterone shrinks. Right speaking for a couple of middle aged men here well, what you think might have inspired you ten years ago, doesn't. Yes, yeah, even like the word You know there's a big push now that the word hustle. is now falling out of favor and we need to slow down. You know at the new word. Even come up with and we need to figure that out Jill Yeah. No that's. What I was. Talking with one of my clients here the day. Who is sixty? Yeah, and he's A. He's a financial planner and really good and really really got a lot of energy. And he starting this new. Like a cousin business to what he's doing now, and it's going to require him to go out and literally knock on doors like he did when his twenties when he was starting financial planning. And he's been toying with it and teetering and tweaking and modifying it for the last year and I said. When are you going to start I mean he's literally got all there. It's all there. Yeah, let's go and I said I got it so you don't have it. You don't have it in you at sixty to do it exactly the same way you did it at twenty five right doesn't mean it can't be done right, but the how is so important?.
"608" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"We have a labrador, so we're GONNA give. You try it on him, and we'll see how he likes it, but that's a big. That's a big pup to bring in one eighty two is about fifty pounds, but he's a baby while he's a baby, he's old. He's a baby. He's our baby so. And I'm sure. The benefit of keeping the dog on oxygen is when it comes time to land. The dog doesn't much better job at landing the airplane. Well at least he keeps me from touching anything right? Isn't that what the dog is? Suppose exactly. So, how does the market look I mean are are, are you? focused mostly on GPA customers or the the larger aircraft commercial aircraft. Yeah, our primary markets GE and business aviation, so we have. Our our big product or You masks so. We've got to type of masks one as a continuous flow that's used up to twenty, four twenty five thousand feet so typically we see those and king airs and whatnot, and they have they have the the re breather bag and. Therefore lower altitudes, and then we have a deluded demand mask, which is good to forty thousand feet by regulation and That's that's a very popular product. And that's for you know. Most business jets and and bigger turboprops. Right when I when I joined the call, you and David were already on, and you guys were talking museum stuff pretty pretty heavily the the New England Air Museum. I I noticed. has been operating for a couple of weeks maybe two weeks yeah yeah. Yeah so per Connecticut. Regulation they allowed outdoor museums to open which would be mystic and the Trolley Museum, and we have an outdoor exhibit with maybe about it's maybe a dozen or eighteen airplanes. So we opened up outside the other thing that we were able to do is we opened up all of the hangers, so we opened to the hangar doors, and we brought the airplanes forward to the edge of the hanger, so people could walk through Iraq in front of the hangar and still see some aircraft so. We do a reduced admission for people who were kind enough to come and visit us and we tried to give the best possible product that we could and we it was. It's been a great response and. I think next Friday we open up to to the general public. Yeah, so we'll be opening willoughby opening up our full hangers and you know we're following all the guidelines in terms of this is not only the distancing, but also all of the SOKAIA. Safety Protocols Having Plexiglas and the hand, the hand sanitizing stations and whatnot, so you know we wanna make sure we keep the public safe, and you know there's nowhere better social distance than inside a big hangar snow You know we've got three hangars. I think ninety thousand square feet, so there's plenty of room to social distance gas. Yeah is a pretty Expansive space, which is great of course, a lot a lot of exhibits to her just really really first rate that tiny, little vs three hundred that sitting in the museum. While the VS forty four. Yes, we've got the vs forty four, so the s three hundred is at the Ford Museum in Michigan and it's I'm I'm desperately trying to get them to loan it for to us for a year for the ninety fifth anniversary of Sikorsky Aircraft but no luck so far, but it would be a great photo op to see the vs three hundred, the vs forty four together along with the rest of the Sikorsky Collection we have. This great Secorski collection. Hey, hey hey, hey, I got a good one two. That's right. That's right. Oh, yeah, the American Helicopter Museum Yeah. I showed David any any updates on. On how things are going with you guys? We're still in a holding pattern till they opened up i. mean you got Connecticut's? Farther along in their opening than we are here around Philadelphia. So right now tentatively. July tenth would be would be our opening. The Connecticut Bradley has a advantage that they have a much more substantial outside collection. Yeah, then we do. We I mean we have six. We have six aircraft currently outside you know. The rest of the collection is inside. So it'll be a challenge, but it was Scott I having our conversation earlier. It's positive for me because my biggest worry is. WHO's GONNA come back and Scott's comments about having poppulation people. Coming back is a really positive note, and I've seen that also. The museums are starting to open up. I think July first the air force. Museum in Dayton is going to open up. And they're another museum where it's ninety nine point nine percent indoors, so we're all going to have challenges, and it seems like everyone's getting. Bouncing ideas off of each other, you know, we were talking about not just our events, but. Not Just, Art Museum itself, but the events that we hold the museums. Are Going to be challenging for us. We have birthday parties for lots of young kids all the time and That's like up to fifty people, and that's just not going to happen until we get a fix, but I'm at this point I have to admit I'm chafing at the bit just to get back on an airport and Just get back to my museum. Well we're pretty encouraged a lot of the events and a lot of the rentals that we had for the beginning of the year cub scout sleepover. Things like that. We? Push them off to the to the second half of the year and a lot of people are signing up for events second half of the year for rentals and whatnot, so people really do want to get back to normal and get back to doing the things that they used to do so. I'm hoping. I'm I'm very hopeful that we're going to recover. Yeah, you know pretty quickly and and get back to get back to the old normal instead of this new normal. Yes, yes, but we weren't supposed to say that phrase. In on patient, airlift services been longtime since we've talked about that To how is that been affected by you? Know all the the pandemic, and all this is that was the. Has that been basically shut down? Yeah, we! We took the early action to stop are flying. You know about the time when states were starting to shut down and we've got very difficult to figure out who was operating. who wasn't operating be owes were open, so and for the safety of our pilots in our passengers. We decided to stop operations temporarily, so we. We are back open and back. Doing missions slowly We've got an extensive set of guidelines, both for the pilot passenger, and the doctors for the passengers are obviously involved in in making that decision. We took into account. A lot of input from doctors, you know being the business that we're in. We've got access to you. Know doctors from all around the country and took a lot of input from them. and they all feel that whatever risk that there is in flying is far outweighed by the benefit that we do by getting people to their treatments so as he's. You know as these These hospitals start accepting patients again. We're going to be very busy. And this uses volunteer pilots creek. It's all volunteer pilots paying for their aircraft in and really giving of their time to do these missions, and you know I'm a volunteer pilot. We have four or five hundred volunteer pilots who fly all around the country, and and up and down the east coast, and are really you know really really giving of themselves to make other people's lives better. Yeah, it's a really wonderful way to to contribute to those that need help. Yeah I I. Just I just realized I just. It was twenty eleven when we actually spoke with the woman who was then the director of operations and twenty eleven that was at the Ao Pa Aviation Summit in Hartford. which was the first time I met? Max Trescott in person. You remember that. Yeah, it was a rainy day YEP. Yeah, no I. Don't remember the rain, but I do. I do remember that I remember that there was a a Cirrus jet. Yeah, they had the vision. That jet prototype, probably out in the in front of the Convention Center. It's funny. You mention that because that was the first thing I thought of when you just mentioned that was the jet sitting out front there..
Twin Otter and an MV-22 Osprey meet on the tarmac
"Twin otter versus Osprey both lose. And this was an incident just a couple of weeks ago. Is this a wildlife story? You're talking about otters. Oh okay, those are airplanes, so this is a Twin Otter. A DC DHCP. Six twin, Otter and a Marine MVP twenty. Two Oz break collided on the ramp at Brownfield municipal airport which that's in California, isn't it? Max It is. It's right down on the border I've been out of there a few times literally. If you were to fly the traffic pattern on the opposite side of the runway, you'd be over Mexico. Which is why you fly a north pattern on that runway? And so the well, the spray was just simply parked there. Reportedly it'd been on a training mission parked at Brown. The Twin Otter started up in was taxing. Power went right into the into the fray into the MVP twenty two. And there was really a mess of it. The the twin otters right engine was left hanging from its mount. Both propellers were bent on the on Twin Otter. There was damage to the nose, the right windscreen and the windscreen frame. As for the Osprey that didn't. Didn't make out too well. either. The left propeller was damaged, also the left engine compartment, wing and landing gear, and the right engine propeller blade impacted the ground. How? You know you kind of wonder. How does something like this happened? While the Twin Otter had just received maintenance, which may play into this, but the pilot reported that he found his. He was taxing. The Twin Otter had no brakes, which is kind of a problem. In fact, the Marines classified. This is a big problem. They called it class a mishap which means that the damage is at least two million dollars to the ASPREY I think the twin otters on his own but I guess we'll all be paying his tax payers for the. Repairs to the Osprey, it is pretty remarkable. You figure the twin otters, probably worth and most a couple of hundred thousand dollars cost more than two million dollars of damage. It's really kind of interesting jump plane for for skydiving. And apparently, when the pilot started up a started I one engine, and then he started the other engine, and the aircraft almost immediately started rolling forward, and that's when he discovered that he didn't have any braking capability and I'm guessing that the aircraft was parked so close to the the Osprey that he wasn't able to avoid it. With differential engine power in a presumably, it's still be able to turn. It could crank up lots of you know right engine and no left engine, and it would turn, but my guess is that they were park so closely together that there just wasn't enough time to affect a turn that way. David is there. Is there usually some separation between military and commercial aircraft at an airport? Is there any requirement for that or discover their space? I'm sure that it was parked on on whatever their transient ramp was. At that airfield aby military aircraft all the time go into civilian airfields for do use their fixed based operators. you know the? FBI does especially when they're when they're doing cross countries, they've got so an Osprey coming and actually at brandy wine. In my airport I, we have military helicopters coming in all the time and they come in, and if they land they just land at a normal spot and park normally, so there's really no military section versus civilian section when you're operating in the civilian airspace, so I'm sure it was just near Enough Peo- and it was being refuelled whatever the guys were having. Lunch? Whatever the restaurant was, but It happens.
"608" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"And inform you exploring. Expand Your Passion for Aviation and entertain you a little along the way. This episode we talk with the President and CEO of Iraq's aviation oxygen systems, who is also currently the president and board member of the New England Air Museum as well as a board member of patient airlift services. In the news, current industry troubles or having flight safety impacts, a Twin Otter in a US. Marine Corps MVP twenty two osprey meet on the tarmac. A lawsuit has been filed over the October two thousand nineteen fatal crash of the collings foundation B Seventeen g bomber in Senate. Bill Might Change Air. Force plans to retire some legacy aircraft. It's all coming up right now. Welcome, to the airplane Geeks podcast, this is episode six hundred eight of the show where we talk aviation, I max flight, and with me is Max Trescott. He's host of Aviation Newstalk podcast. He's a see if I of the year and he's an expert on the series aircraft he makes. A LOMAX ARRI to be back here. All I can say is things haven't changed much since last week, so Don't ask me what's new. Yeah new weeks Amol. Grant Day number ninety four. Yes. Also with us. Is Van der? hoek our aviation historian. David I can't even call it groundhog day anymore. Just sort of blends together. Least Groundhog Day. There was a day. He could go. So now I'm good. We're good looking forward to having a really good conversation with our guest I. I like it when when when you have a chats chat up a storm before the show. It puts you in a good mood for the rest of the show, so yeah. Absolutely and our guest is Scott Ashton. He's president and CEO of Iraq's aviation oxygen systems..
"608" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Bird of the top. The tree every idea what he is. No he's very vocal and I like that about. He was very small by Fred Keswick. Melania etcetera picture. It's hard to get a good picture. I can't even. He's picked the tallest branch of that for tree. Cottage about an inch by sending a message to other people birds. If we can get some bird seed some things but it down so that I can bring some birds and Amazon and a bird feeder. GonNa ask you. You've been doing some good research on safely handling packages. Because we're we're able to get. We've got a whole foods delivery coming tomorrow from the Portland whole foods. We had sort of go in when I put the order in At first there weren't any available delivery slots when I checked out but then I thought to two. Am in the middle of the night. I went check my card and when I went to check out sure enough. They were spots that I could get delivered so I think if you're trying to order from whole foods penny on your availability where you are if you're kind of persistent once you've got your order in you. You might happen to show up just after they've freed up a few more orders but we've been getting Amazon stuff and things that we were. Oh can we send a link to that video by the doctor on how to buy groceries safely and how and how to bring them into your house and how to bring learn about that well that we weren't doing anything right so it really was Was Really Helpful and So I've been going through all the spray bottles and bottles of stuff here to try to find out which stuff really are disinfectants. And and how to disinfect? Everything as it comes in this is still a good idea to leave it on the porch for five hours after it's delivered so they're talking about. You're leaving your groceries out for three days and only bringing in what you need and not bringing anything into the House and then how to dump it in other containers and How to wipe it down And I I read somewhere that the virus can't last on cardboard for only an hour but then somebody else said that it can last for a long time so it's better to just not take shot. He gave an example of that on metal. I can't remember how many days and and would instruct he was talking about but then he said on some of these cruises they went back to services and seventeen days later still had the virus on. I don't know how they know that. But he's just saying you don't know so it's best to not bring any of this stuff into your house But he just talks about. He just has a really methodical way he taught. He's he shows you how to do it in the same way that they would do it if they were disinfecting. Go into surgery or something and it pissed makes a Lotta Sense What I heard something about glitter. What was the comparison with glitter? He said that you're going to think about it like glitter if there's glitter In a box or something you don't want to get the glitter on your surfaces and so You have a clean surface and dirty surface and you put things out and sit him on the dirty surface and then you're cleaning and you're moving up to the clean surface or putting him away and then out of scrub everything down And he was saying things like oranges and apples and all sorts of things. Like that that you're going to put them in soapy water and you're going to scrub each Apple or orange for twenty minutes or twenty seconds just like you would a washing your hands your hands and then brand set in so I mean it's just a moment says I mean just because we're not having any contact with people were safe with obviously risk of stuff arriving on these deliveries will this is very professionally done and I intend to go back and read it at air. Watch it again. I think it's twelve minutes long or something. It seems like a minute when you're watching it and it's just it's very well done by somebody who really know. Dr. Yeah he's a doctor and he might even be a surge. I duNno I missed part of the first part of it Because when it comes in at I for some reason it's hard to get the audio going gutted anyway. Lots OF PEOPLE. That are doing things to help. It's it's controversies and conflict. You see a lot of the best of humanity Mo Williams. The Children's author was reading his work every day so that you could tune in and see that and he was doing little seminars on. He's got this famous pigeon in a lot of his stories. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus. All these different ones about the pigeon and so he was giving little lessons. That you tune into at the kids on how to draw pigeon is kind of a real cartoony pigeon in but it's very distinct and Yeah Cincinnati Zoo had places. You could go in and watch them. They would go to a certain animal every day and talk about the animal and doing some video fabulous so many people are doing cool. Things wasn't there. I don't know visit Denver. One Zoo they let the pitch. The penguins walk around the penguins. Were looking into the glass at the other animals. They had puppies running around zoos. So you know since nobody can go to the zoo that the animals enjoy the one I saw. They had hippos and for some reason. I've never seen this before you were looking through a wall of glass so like Magin Hippos and a swimming pool but you can see them on the bottom. You're like on the same level. They are and they were talking about. How Hippos don't really swim. They walk on the bottom. And so you see them kind of Loping a law that was a baby and Mama and And then telling all about different things about the hippos at new is just I mean as an adult. I loved it great for kids. They love animals. Serve a paradox because one of the benefits of you. Don't be here kids. We're just hearing this wonderful spot. You tend to think well we can just do without screens. We can sit on the porch weakened. Sit by the fire. But then there's all this great stuff to see coming over the screen soon and it's inspiring. I mean. Somebody texted me this morning and they said you know. What can you advise or mood? Sir? Keeping your spirits up and so. I think that that can be helpful but I think getting out in nature is really helpful. Getting out for a for me take some of my nervous energy and well bike ride coming up because we drove down to Cambridge to get the bikes yesterday. I can't wait to get out on fourteen mile trail we do. We'll see it might be too cold for that. But we'll we'll go for a bike ride. My it's nice to get a little warmer than no win but right now there's no wind yet and the sun is coming down so it's beautiful about right. Well they might be putting in the woods. It'd be really interesting to hear what other people are doing to Keep their spirits up. What they're appreciating in this crazy environment that we are and then yeah. I'd love to hear people. Send us pod chronicles gmail.com. If you've got stories to tell or things you've learned in this so far there was a woman of the meeting. I was ED on soon this morning calling in from New Zealand and so it just strikes me that our family is going through. We know what's going on in Boston and New York. And then all of a sudden you hear from somebody across the other side of the world in exactly the same situation. I I can't imagine another time in history when everybody's going to the same thing and they're so such an easy way to connect with people so that you you know that they're going through the same thing. She played some good. Come out of that. I think it is. Yeah thank you thank you for inviting me out into the sun. I would have been sitting there on the other side of the window thinking I was in the best spot but this is the best of the best. Maybe I mean. Maybe it's better for me because I'm lowered. I don't know but I'm I'm not having any wind at all just payroll the flag is flapping to slate with are you. Are you cold up there checkings? Nobody I mean does here. Are you cold? Yeah I mean may sometimes pay to be lower. How's the weather down? I'm GonNa just sit out. You're listening to that. Little Bird Up. There is a steady. He's been there the whole half hour. We've been hearing. She's talking really saying thank. You say it's GonNa be okay song. He's saying the worst is still to count. But we're going to persevere. Well I can't think of anyone would rather be trapped within a beautiful place like this and you some days. That's it for this week I can still see the waves out there but it's pretty dark. I have a good of the wood island lighthouse which flashes a green light over the direction. Maybe that'd be good weather coming. I have reached out to James mcreavy if he might be able to join us next week. from Forster Research. I see that he's been doing some survey work at companies monitoring people's reactions to the corona virus Threat and how different companies are dealing with. So that would be interesting to hear about and then also just either James of somebody who scans reality was such insight that I would be fascinated to get his. Take on everything about this. And and perhaps Particularly given his long study of the media what is changing even as. We're in real time now about the media. And how might the media landscape and the work life landscape be radically changed even when we get to the end of it so with any luck? We'll be you'll be hearing from James mcreavy next week. Please take care yourself and thanks for listening take care bye..
"608" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"We have to go to the airport for US and pick it up but I don't know well. We put a sign out. Here cottages. Less people walk their dogs along wanting to find their dog. A new home aren't dog here. I check every dog that comes by. Believe me what you ask if they want do. Hope no no. But they're all big dogs. Actually I haven't seen any little dogs. Go by Sir. I was talking to my young friend today. Just had to lay off people start up. He works and he was telling the people who fired. Nobody is going to think. It's strange that you lost your job so your ability to look for the kind of job you want anywhere. It's almost as if the whole society and economies being rebooted and everybody is going to have a chance to figure out if what they were doing was best suited for them and what they try to do in the future and given all the changes. But that's a great way to put it as long as they can get another job at twenty five percent unemployment. There's going to be a lot of people that just can't get a job. He's talking about him and his wife starting a company somehow doing something on the internet or whatever I mean. They've resources but yeah well. I talked to my best friend yesterday and she was telling about her husband's cousin who is in South Korea watching grandchildren Because the parents of the grant of the grandchildren are like colonels and stuff in the army and everything was going well there. They'd even for a two mile walk and then somebody in their office got tested positive. Now all six of them are quarantine in a small little apartment in South Korea. And I think we're just really realizing that we're not even close to getting this under control. But when we do we're still going to have all these outbreaks it's National Vecsey and tell there's vaccine and South Korea's on such a better job than we did it squashing it but just a little bit depressing got something positive to focus on like a dog. I could dog or being able to sit in the sun and listen to the birds chirp or the right to criticize your dog idea when I bought an IPAD pro. That's GonNa arrive in a week but it just did something that I'm really curious. This is going to be the end of the laptop computer when these tablet computers actually do everything laptop can do and If I get an IPAD troll you ought to be able to get a puppy. Just gotTa find a puppy. Thank you just have to be grateful? Everyday that were alive. Were healthy. Our family members and friends. This point are alive and healthy and if there ever was a time to live one day at a time this is it like everything can be reimagined Dads to okay the place. He's living at taking really good care of everybody. No cases yet talked by ECHO. Show a lot thicker. Show you you talk to your friend. Kristy oil and that was really wonderful. They just drop in. Or how did it work? We'll see texted me that she wanted to know how to drop in and then there was a problem but so I dropped in on her but I think she's got it solved so she can drop it on me now and then you you dropped into her mother who also because she got her mom on because we were telling her about how nice worked for your dad and yes because it was like. He's so great on it and so she got Donna. Got One and she is really enjoying it. So and sometimes even the nurses used to play music and do other stuff with doing activity and cool Yeah it's been really useful. Yeah I you know dead knows how to do facetime. Facetime MY SISTER-IN-LAW UP AT NIGHT. I tell you it's just. It feels like the person's closer especially on the big echo show with a look bigger screen images always so clear. And you don't have to figure out how to hold the iphone while you're doing the face type it's pretty wonderful. Yeah it is. I'M GONNA. I decided I'm just going to set up. Some coffees with some of my friends and If they don't have the echo show than I'll do zoom or something better. I just think it really makes a difference to just have twenty minute coffee well. And you're thinking that's one of the birthday presents I didn't get to yesterday on. Your Birthday. Is to sort of reconfigure. Your facebook why do you want Sir do that? Well so when I first started using it I mean I didn't use it forever and then I I started using it. And so some of my quilted put up and so then people wanted to friend me and so. I just said yes to everybody who wanted to friend me for a while and thinking that it would be other quilters and I'd get to see their work and stuff like that but That didn't really turn out to be true so I have all these people that I don't even know and it's not so much that their work is being shown on it's just everything about them and their families and all the things that people put on facebook put. I don't know these people so I'm not interested so I find that I don't go to facebook so I'm thinking if I cleaned it up and just had people I knew and family and friends and you know people I do. WanNa know what's going on in your lives that I might figure out a better way to use it Think that's true. And then what's the one that you just shows pictures instagram Instagram Janet? Like to get that. That's nice so why not were here. We can do some take some time to do some techno stuff that we don't really have done in the past so and I WANNA learn how to record on zoom so when I talk with my friend my teacher. She critiques quilts. Okay I can Record like do a video of what because she can bring stuff up and circle parts. But so I've got some of the pictures that she circled and stuff. But I don't off you know I'm not doing that. Well if you can record video on Suma up to check that I know that you can record audio. And when I recorded a forty five minute conversation with someone. A few days ago took like ten minutes for the file to be created at the end of the conversation right. But it's still did it. I think it's something about face something that face a screen according or something. I don't know Liz. My niece was talking about. She said she's done it. And that you can do it pretty easily but she said it would be better for us to do it then for screech Susan to try to do it and that send it to us. It'd be better fording. What's on your computer? You're not really doing it through zoom. I know how to do on. Soom doing it yet. So I'm doing it right. But you're recording locally on your computer using something like What's the quicktime. Yeah and it'll it. Records everything on your switch from zoom something else. It would just record your screen right. That's a good idea. Yeah Yeah So. That's what I would like to do. Then I'd like to try that your tech guy in the House that can help you. There's so many cool things you can. Well I learning so. There's this really odd song that Steve. My Guitar Teacher Taught Me in our last lesson three or four weeks ago however long was called Ramblin boy. And it's a song about since he was my pal friend always. We rambled around in the old days. So it's just two guys rambling and then the one guy gets the flu in some kind of a jungle camp and he dies. Kenya guys now saying you know if if when we died. There's somewhere we go. I'll bet you a dollar that he's there so it's a very poignant song and steep picked this song be has the pandemic was arising or not. But it's and it's a beautiful song is just a really simple heartfelt song by Tom. Wait Tom Paxton. And every day I just practice it. I'm going to have it absolutely nailed so I can memorize it. It's just really calming to in. Oddly calming because the song deals with death and flew and friendship and loss but it's turned into something beautiful one to be able to learn it and learn them in court transitions and the picking all that it's at some of the best stuff. I do each day..
"608" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles
"Today is Friday march twenty seventh. And I'm preparing this episode at Park. Main looking out at the ocean at about six twenty so the late is long and yellow beautiful on the waves and I got a good show for you. I hope you enjoyed the conversation that I had with my wife Arlene earlier this morning. Down on the porch looking out at the ocean just after sunrise talking about kindles and Kindle Oasis Echo show and life in self quarantine as we approach the of a two week period of being pretty careful to stick to ourselves here and so far. Neither of US are get symptoms of the flu. I hope you're okay and that you're taking advantage of this very odd time that we're in of isolation and complete rebooting of what we think is normal in the face of a lot of uncertainty and. I'm certain that it's good to be alive. And it's good to be connected to people so thanks for listening and hope you enjoyed the show before we get to the interview. I want to talk to you about news regarding Amazon. And how it's handling the corona virus outbreak pandemic. I thought I might have someone from the company. Be Able to join us. But I made the approach and it wasn't possible to get someone. I'm sure everybody there's pretty busy but I have done some reading online at that has interested me and I want to pass along to the peace which interests me the most that showed up five days ago. March twenty second was Jeff bezos letter to employees on instagram. Took up just three and a half short pages on instagram. And he started it with his traditional dear Amazonian Z- and included a what I like about it is. It's pretty clear to me when Jeff is writing his own stuff. There was that famous post he did on medium when he was basically being black mailed by The national enquirer over photos that have been taken that put him in a bad light and there was a very fierce piece that he wrote and it just sounded like him. I didn't sound like it had been written by committee this letter. Employees had that same personal way of writing that has become characteristic of him. I think you see it in the letters to stockholders each year. He writes a letter that is pretty much straight from the horse's mouth and this had that same tone one statement early on he said. I'm sad to tell you I predict things are going to get worse before they get better and He was thanking employees for their service and characterizing their work In high terms which I think are appropriate because of the essential nature of the work that Amazon is doing. We're seeing it right here in Ocean Park Maine where we're able to buy food. We have a whole foods delivery that which is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Took a little while to to get it. It's certainly not as fast as it was but knowing what the environment is I find it sort of miraculous that we can sit here in quarantine and order food and have it just delivered to the House and this is I think being done all around the country and in order to recalibrate for the work that Amazon's doing in the face of the current virus Bezos confirmative. That they're hiring. For one hundred thousand new roles. He described it and they're raising wages. Hourly workers fulfilling orders and delivering to customers. He noted that restaurants and bars have been forced to shut doors and he said we hope people who've been laid off will come work with US until they're able to go back to the jobs they had He said that there have been changes. To prioritize the stocking and delivery of essential items and the ones listed specifically were household staples think toilet paper sanitizers baby formula and medical supplies. He also mentioned what is being done for employees. That can't work from home He talked about Preventive Health Measures for employees and contractors. That include Cleaning more frequent cleaning and social distancing arranging the way work happens at all the facilities to meet all the standards of social distancing. He said that Amazon has ordered millions of face masks to give to employees and contractors. Who can't work from home quote but very few of those orders have been fulfilled. This is as a five days ago. He said it's easy to understand why they need to go first to hospitals and clinics. But when our turn comes he he's GonNa make sure that those masks go to employees and partners getting essential products to people. I took it as very good news. That Jeff stated my own time in thinking is now wholly focused on covert nineteen and how Amazon can best play. Its role When Jeff Bezos puts all of his attention on something? That's a massive amount of brain power and will and clear thinking and resources that are going toward it and he one of I think one of the aspects of his leadership that I've been have admired and I've noticed is his ability to focus himself on longer. Time Horizons than I think most. Ceo's do he's looking out five ten years in some cases a lot longer than that at some of his space activity. And I picture his attention and thinking as kind of laser that he's able to direct toward things that he wants to accomplish a picture him being a very distracted person although he he talks about randomness too. I mean he's not a robot for sure. That's a significant statement when I when I see. Jeff bezos say that. He's devoting all of his focus on code nineteen. Then that's I think good things come from that. Oh another thing I saw was that on. His instagram account. Saint Place where I saw this letter to Amazonian. He posted a photo yesterday That showed him having a video conference with the world. Health Organization Director General on how Amazon Is Helping H. W. H. O. Respond TO OVER NINETEEN. And he could see it in kind of a little screen up in this room. His picture was there. He's a short sleeve. Great Jersey and he was speaking into a room that had this Director of WHO and a couple of other. Staffers look like a hand. Sanitizer on on the table pretty serious looked. Everyone's face on this picture that he put up on instagram. And in that post we get to see kind of the other aspects of Amazon's resources being aimed at the crisis he talked about increasing capacity and security for the WHO website. These are things which Amazon's doing through Amazon web services. Aws also deploying machine learning in a I for WHO's epidemic intelligence and that's that's from the open source initiative so somehow you know a and machine learning are central to just everything that goes on Amazon and those resources are now being devoted toward some work is already being done by the WHO and then another aspect of it was translation and transcription of. Who's knowledge catalog as well as logistic support? Dale discussed the urgent need to produce and distribute plentiful Cova nineteen test kits. Another good source for what's going on at the company is the day one which is Amazon blog you can find that at blog dot about Amazon dot com and today there was an update which had more information about. Aws that talk about a partner of AWS named Conduit C. O. N. D. U. E. N. T. described as a business process and services company. And they have the ability to help governments at different levels track. Cova one thousand nine hundred spread and the product that Condo went has is named Maher Maven. It's a disease surveillance management platform and it's part it's powered by AWS. And until June thirtieth conduct is going to waive the software license fee. That normally would apply for use of this software. Maven to make available for qualifying state and territorial health agencies to fight cove nineteen I saw another thing that. Mit is taking a lead in this. And some of the other countries China I think South Korea they've There have been Ways to track people using their iphones which obviously raises privacy issues but giving a macro big data ways to understand and perhaps control the spread of the virus based on people who are known to have tested positive with it that assumes having more tests than we have at this point and then just using location technology as a tool that it seems like obviously we would be powerful and at this point Mit and then also this company that's working with aws. Conduit are working in that direction. Which could could really help us down the road. Another post at day one was talking about the ways. Alexa is being deployed to help.
"608" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"That's like the mass of the reality of it. All very predictable. Read at comment is making the rounds on social media. How do I how do I restore by the blizzard count? I deleted. I really want to play the new overwatch stuff. Yeah Yeah and even I say it was Kentucky the story may probably like someone had gone and done interviews of the people protesting at Blitz Khan and there was one person who just start saying like. Yeah and they're doing mobile games and it was like okay. You're just like weirdly mad at blizzard and you don't care like whatever you can cudgel in to get back at at them for announcing a mobile Diablo game. You're just GONNA use like all right fuck. That's all pretty ridiculous for situation in where there's like a very real issue Yeah but I feel like what blizzard has done is maybe the most like I said. Blizzard uses blazers. There's platform in a political way like you think about you. Know Tracer like seventy eighty six the this stuff. They've tried to do with overwatch to be inclusive the stuff they've tried to do to to create a platform. He's literally out there doing this. Keynote giving this keynote wearing a Rainbow Combo Blizzard logo. Like do this the same shit like the same thing like that. That's all it's all one you know. This is all part of of that same motions or like ideals this is all politics. Fuck you think you're doing like that's all like there. Are People out there. That are probably probably greatly offended. That soldier seventy six might be you know like like aspect of the game. There are people that you know okay but like that's a position where blizzard is more than happy to go like actually were on the other side of that. And you're like cool awesome and this one. Yeah all that. The math came out differently. I guess and and I think it actually undercuts a lot of the inclusivity stuff okay can just weaponize it for Florida's mass or did the math actually came out the come out the same. In both cases that on the one hand they have decided that both displays of social awareness and cal and kowtowing to the Chinese government are both positive in their own and business interests. Yeah Yeah exactly. That's that's where the numbers net out of those cases. It's just it's it's as crass as possible so odhiambo four door ready to shoot over overwatch to okay Actually I mean it looks fine but like it actually also also looks like it's kind of pandering to those people that are still mad about Diablo immortal because they right or tripling down people that were mad about Diablo three wildly successful video those both of those things. Yeah because like and this is a weird for me because I have a ton of nostalgia for my own like mid-nineties teenage self and the amount of metal. I was into you know what I mean. I never I liked it and wanted to back then absolutely on the one hand like it's Kinda cool to see a thing that is calling back to that stuff but knowing that it's just a reaction to people that thought three was too colorful and I had no problem with right. It's it feels the oldest. Yeah Yeah it's a little weird satisfying and Oblong Diablo. Two and don't get me wrong. I love the devil But it's not. I don't need it to be like that. I like the way they presented this the way.
"608" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"Yeah I know you get the ability to build a new like I could get up that. Yeah that's what I did but being able to drive the rest of the way back is like the only thing I kept going. Yeah but I the my most profound moment I had an entire game is very similar to what you were talking about where I started playing the game like a week. After review codes went outside most most reviewers were ahead of me by that time so once I got to the map or did you build roads. You must have gotten to that point. Where people did it seem like because you were playing it like right when we got it? It just seemed like you saw other players dumping resources into those road builders the auto pavers done outside of the tutorial. One that you do like today. Yeah they were just pretty much completely built. I had like two more sections past that that people had earned. That were already there in the past that I was trying to build more road to keep going south and just nobody was and I feel like he did. Most of US probably pass me at that point because they'd been in for like a week longer than me so I ended up having to do all the roads myself I went through a mule camp one on time and they were just like tons of ceramics and metals and all the shit you need to build roads and a truck so I killed all the mules stole their truck and loaded up with as many resources possibly carry. And then I realized that my path back to where the road was was the most rocky heinous terrain that I ever seen in that game spilling over thirty minutes trying to drive the truck over these insane. It's the real weird like vertical rocks. GotTa stick out of the ground. Yes and like the trucks can jump so the trucks answer straight up hydraulic. They can jump trump. I know it's a good question because I didn't even know. Sam had a double jump until late hour fifteen white. I don't think I knew do that. I don't think I knew that at all. I only recently before I put the game down. Found out that you'd get a power jump effort power skeletons like you. Get Way more exaggerated graduated. Jump over really big. Enough to jump over like those crevices and know some of the areas like the truck like lifts when you drive over water to keep right right the bois water endured river. But still it was. Just this horrifying thing is like. I'm I'm like there's this huge sunk cost now of like I've been trying for almost forty thirty five minutes to try to get these resources back to where this road and the truck battery. Those things don't recharge through solar like the good vehicles do yup so like the truck battery it was in the red. Just like I was like I'm gonNA fucking delete this game if I don't get struck back to Rome with all this stuff and the last fucking second like rollover over a hill with basically enough juice lake down the hill right into a generator that somebody had fought to build in this in the bill. God acid field of rocks and totally juiced by truck bag and got enough juice to get back to where I was going with all the resources and I was like Shit. Maybe this is the best thing ever made points like that are fun and in cool but then like I just think about the countless hours of get into the high pay off if you have the patience to put in a lot of bullshit yes asked is a massive slog ticket to that point. I just think the you know the characters and story and stuff like that are really rod. Yeah that's a whole set like take you think about. I guess metal gear. Maybe it's more phantom pain than than traditional additional metal gear in a sense but like it was that feeling of like when you got to the cut scenes at least for me as someone who liked eventually came to really like the story and ridiculous anime ass bullshit of metal gear. Those things felt like a payoff. Those those a little bit. You're like I just WANNA see a little little bit more of this. You know this nonsense story and not every twist and turn was fantastic but generally speaking enough of it by the time you get that many games in the series. You're invested enough to I. I'm fucking for the rest of this. Shit like that stranding. I don't think has you know. Obviously it's the first game. It doesn't have that going for it and I feel like right out of the gate. The things they do with Sam and his name and the those initial cut scenes out of the gate like like the very early reveal of WHO SAM is a this other Shit and save name. I'm not GonNa do that do that to people people should if they're gonNA play it they're gonNA play Casa. Aw but it was like literally I got to that point and right there I was almost like fuck. This is right up there right up there with the handcuffs if rights And I feel like that's that's been my problem with the game. Is Every single story dump. I've seen thus far has pushed me further away from the game. I think the interesting things about the game are that shared experience that you know that this generator got built like the systems involved are fascinating. The part where it's like. Hey you just pretty much walk around undelivered cargo. Like I could kind of take it or leave it. But there's things about the systems around that you're like this is at least interesting to look at this and go like this. This kind of doesn't exist. Asked I mean like you know fabled stuff where you see a little balls of other players in world like that you see a little facets of a single you see the last is ten years of gaming like that type of a synchronous stuff kind of brought to bear here in a in a more realized exists at a scale right. That's the the thing that's interesting to me but the rest of it is so actively pushing me away for that. It's like I feel like I got what I'm going to get out of that so far If you're not and if you don't if you're not invested in the payoff there's really no point that's the problem is that there is no going through and you know with vinny. Alex had to say on the beasts cast and some of the different talking to them as they were working their way through the game. That doesn't change it's not like there's some mystical endgame payoff where you're like boy. This year was worthwhile while if anything it's like here's a slap in the face. Keep walking asshole and like that's odd. Yeah that's the thing that I look at and go like I should probably just cut my losses now I would. I would agree. I think I think all main stuff with the story like what is happening to Sam and Sam's journey and all that is like pretty bad but I think there's stuff about that world that's really cool like when you start learning more about like who are the mules what's up. Little facets like that stuff that like the nature of the world. Yeah bad stuff really interested in you left off right at a point that Vinnie described where like it feels like things are coming together. It's actually heading somewhere. So hearing that a dozen dumber dumber like I think. We're we're at about the point where you get over the massive hope to get over of accepting all the insane surreal elements of this world from the time fall to the fucking spirits of the dead everywhere at the land of the dead Internet and all that stuff. aww Pupo grenades yes. The pooper needs like the six g baby in the jar. Five G. was good and all that stuff through dead like it takes forever. I bet you finally get to a point where all that stuff starts actually feeling like. It's GonNa make some sense and come together. Apparently it doesn't but as of where where I was the success or failure. I have to see how it attempts to pull all this stuff together. One of the frustrating things about me. It's been interesting watching people to react to this. You kind of knew that the reaction was going to be the reaction from the audience meaning like people who have not played the game. Yeah who are fucking angry. Because there's all you don't understand the art of this game game. I haven't played like all right. Fuck off what do you even saying. They've never been artful my only like big force. Yeah the the thing that actually I think is one of the most reductive fucking horse shit. Things people are saying is like you described the game they also like a Kajima game. Then it's like no mother Fucker you jack off the fuck is wrong with you. Like metal gear. Say what you will about metal gear. Yeah it got up its own ass for sure for sure and had garbage explanations for some of you know they definitely like played the nano machines card. Maybe like one too many times but I haven't even played vengeance but I mean we didn't that reach a level of self parody at some point. Oh yeah but like yeah like what would have happened. I can't get into liquid and liquids like but like that's you know I think you can bridge those gaps with like okay. There's some anime bullshit at work and it made for a cool moment. Also you've got decades of those games. Where suddenly they went from? Here's this pretty standard top down fucking MS EX military game two okay. Now we've got polygons. And he made a movie insurance a little preachy and spots. But Hey what are you going to do and then going off in that direction. Further and further and further and further. Yeah like that the body of work that you look this is fucking wild and it earned it. Yeah death stranding. I don't think earns it it just starts with just like we're doing this for the sake of it and like you say like an eight. Yeah and you have to go on the journey expecting it to lead somewhere by the end of that game. You can't necessarily go and that's stranding to we'll get to see and that's the stuff that just like okay like none of it's definitely argue that he has become much less subtle over time absolutely. Yeah five was probably one of the more tame metal gear. Absolutely like he's shows that he I I mean who knows the whatever whatever it shows that he could at least do restrains a little bit whether the budgetary or not like yeah but like that that game I think it just it provided a different balance to that formula. Yeah in a way that was still interesting and maybe the best playing game of the. That's you it's a weird twitch but that's the thing is like you know he started again like we don't necessarily know the budgets of these games and stuff but like when you think about some of the constraints and some of the leading his departure Richard and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. you start to those dots go like oh Kiefer Sutherland costs. A lot of money was not there for a lot of sessions. You don't have a lot of dialogue so that is very much in effect. Yeah you see some. We're definitely entire scenes were territories just talk at right Sam with no response whatsoever but also by the time we got the fan of pain there had been enough leading leading into it. That like I think you could get away with that for a game. An and the last one last real one whatever but like again like that stuff had been earned that trust had been built and I feel like this game is starting from a position of trust. All this don't you like no no no. Actually I don't right and the the story stuff like right out of the gate in the game is so ham-fisted and so like just surface level that it. I don't feel like I built up any trustworthy my time with the game. And he just dumps so much right out the gate like this is this is insane like everything about it when bodies when somebody dies their body is a nuke the BT's and like the BBC's and all this shit in the yeah but it doesn't give any legal America. Sam doesn't give enough time to any like really digging into any one thing and like letting you attach yourself to this world. He puts it all on new till I invest in Di- did I was like well. I want to try to get something out of this whereas I've liked the past work. Yeah but then you go in there and start reading that stuff and I think a lot of it comes back to. There's an interview with the BBC or there's an article on on BBC about I think interviews agrees with him. Maybe it was them quoting another one but You know they started asking what the game all about. And he just lays it out as it seems like connection and you know American the Internet the net and loneliness and all this other stuff. I get lonely sometimes. A lot of people who play games do which I feel like is like a kind of a weird burn on the gaming audience in a in a strange range way but you know like it it is what it is. It's it's like the most surface level thing is like. He wanted to make this thing. He made it done there. You go and I and I think that's like that's kind of my other problem with. It is like metal gear led to discussion in interesting ways around the world and stuff like that. This will for our time but I feel like the interesting conversations from death. Stranding are going to be about how you found generator with your truck and like the the emergent like connected world stuff which you could. You ended up south night that has value. Yeah that's kind of the point but it sounds like an again like perilous for US talk about since none of us have finished it just kind of like what Alexander Veneer had to say but like if you.
The Last of Us Part II: Hands-On Impressions
"The mood a little bit about what the event that was like and which which dilapidated coffee shop you got to pretend you're and we're brought to the Hollywood modern warehouse of big big open space with like twelve. TV's in it and so we were brought in we had a brief presentation about the game with some helpful gameplay tips from game wicky expert Neil Druckman and he gives some advice on what we're about to play and then we sat down a few stands you may have seen photos online on my twitter other people's who pretended they had just like a rundown shack over here or restaurants coffee over there nothing that extravagant it was actually pretty low key as an event but they had a few of those stands and then just just a bunch of TV's and they said sit down play the last of us part two and what we played was two levels. I think both are pretty early in the game. They didn't tell US exactly specifics expert. They were not the intro to the game. They were called patrol and then there was a level called suburbs patrol was set in Jackson. Wyoming where Elliott and jeweler living post host last of US one they're living there. The this sequence took place immediately after the three twenty eighteen trailer where we I saw Elliot at the dance with DNA played by Shannon Woodward and the two of them kiss dance and then we see a next day which is basically a patrol day in their life of how they live at this encampment the second part was suburbs which was set in Seattle and Seattle has basically been turned into this militant overrun state by group WWL F. and basically basically if you're not a member of the WF or part of their regime the people that they look over the don't want you in Seattle and they will either take you prisoner or kill you as a result and Elliot's there to rescue some friend who shouldn't be there and that leads to a lot of terrible terrible interactions with terrible scavengers. Now you have an idea of before these are set sort of in the story following the trailer but you have a sense of her. They are sort of in the structure of the game. I think they were both act. One for sure I would say day so there will be some story spoilers throughout talk about I'll try to keep it as light as possible but the second chapter chapter the suburbs bit definitely split apart. They did not happen. Sequentially suburbs ended with that moment withdrawal at the end of the new release date trailer where he's there and keeps Sir safe from scavengers. Why what do you think I'd let you do this alone. That's how that demo ended and I think that's a hell of an act one to me. That felt like a great act one. Here's the end of the story okay. We're GONNA get into something totally different now because to me that implies. Joe Is Not really a big presence in the first third of the game at least you and I love how the tables will tend possibly in the second act. Where Joel is your companion. Yeah we still have this obviously the lingering bombshell from the end of the first game and does that feel like there's a mossy there does that feel like that will get addressed. It definitely does and I got to speak to kneel after as well in the way he described it was like in this game their relationship Asian chip is strained. This'll love each other but the events of the first game definitely impacted them and you know the end of the last US leave some ru open to interpretation of how Elliot took what happened and how much he actually knows. I think Elliot's a smart enough person to know what transpired but he would have figured it out by Nick and especially by now I think she knows it's tough to we'll. We'll try our best to not score that because it is a playstation plus game yes yeah I mean presumably if you're watching stuff about the last part to you played the last of us part one save on suffice to say the ending of the loss of original was very it lift Joel in a very morally gray area. Yes it it is I would say one of the best video I think yeah sure if and and for me that s probably Super Mario Brothers to where it's it's very Ming yeah which is very special and Conquers Bedford yes but yeah this actually has a lot of parallels with Congress Bedford Day but we'll get to that I once oh bed so yeah. It very much felt like these two chapters were in a pretty early on in the game. The first patrol level very much felt like here's how some of the new mechanics work. Here's the basics of combat so that that I would say is probably within the first hour or two after whatever the intro is and then patrols probably a little bit later on from there but Neil and then some of the other team members like they're all. They were very much reiterating this event. What you're seeing is a very small slice of this game like they were. They've been saying this is the the biggest game naughty dog has ever done in terms of scope on a gameplay complexity level on a world level on a story level and so which I'm a little I don't want to say like skeptical about I am a little apprehensive about because I did feel like on charter for awhile it had a ton of excellent stuff did have a little bit of bloat and oversight. Its welcome a little bit. I did appreciate that it allowed you in the story to sort of stop and smell the roses here and there but that game felt needlessly padded at times with a lot of puzzles stuff but that said this has always been a more story driven you know output from that studio so I do have faith that something cool pool come from all that I mean the my favorite seasons of TV. Shows are eight to ten hours. You know I would say that my least favorite shows are the ones that are twenty four hours a season and so so I do hope that there there is a a narrative justification for this being that long I know Gamers do ten a complaint longer with better because because it is a better value for sixty bucks but at the end of the day I do. I want them to have a very strong narrative driven reason to be here for the song that the tone of the last most of us is definitely more suited to a longer game. He does have those quiet moments. It's a sort of stealth game which encourages you to sort of like it's it's kind of it's brooding in its in its totally only much different from uncharted. which is you don't see many like popcorn action movies that are four hours long whereas dramatic prestige television goes on for you know he's take time yeah and the game play perspective? Utah show that Max like we were just chatting before the loss of us is very much it has the beating heart of us have a horror which means that you know instead of plowing through wave away the enemies like you doin'. China full which did grow and by the end like theoretically theoretically every encounter will be very considered like each combat encounter I hadn't we can get into combat and the second is very like brutal and I had to consider every every single opponent that I could run into but on the in terms of game length side. I'm definitely cautiously optimistic because right now we can only go on the eighth of what we've been told but talking to neil he very much like the thing that's the team about. The last of us is it's tension and that that never lets up you do have those quiet moments here and there but like as an overarching story it is constantly propelling you forward and he said that was the goal with this game like this is not a game where there patting out with like here's twenty fund side missions right now like he was like this is a ten game all the way through and we're keeping thing that tone in that pace in the sequel just happens to be larger because of the story necessitated that right it's like. Dina's missing and she's got to go collect ten flowers uh-huh so sorry guys just going to go through this and even said that is an example. He's like there's nothing worse than a game where you're like. Hey I need to save my best friend around but first let me find these five potions for you to go out on patrol look for survivors but also collect one hundred crickets because I want to impress a girl I mean me and Horizon Listen. I was like there's a lot to do but I should get the coffee mugs because I'm a sucker for for stuff like that. the environment speaking of which they feel like there was a little more room to swim around amount or not necessarily swim around 'cause. I couldn't swim in the first game and I saw no swimming swimming swimming. TVD I forgot to ask Neil about swimming. I've said this before she has nothing to do you and she has no school should lynn to swim swim sort it out yet environmentally. It's the approach that they're taking is that like white linear thing that everyone likes to say and as such a marketing term but essentially like it is a game that has forward momentum both on the story and your progression of the world but you'll get to areas that are larger and so kind of like you know like got a tomb raider which I was thinking that we don't actually have a a term for that. You just said why why they call it in the depth side because they hate this thing dibs when you talk to. Dave's because everyone's always angling for is it open well and they they like no. It's not open world but then they have nothing thing to kind of replace it with the finish finish. I think widely is probably I mean. I hate it but it's probably the best description we've got. I understand it. The the structure of the first last of us is very much rooted in last Chen like it. We got this you know. ps four in this generation has brought a ton of open world is almost standard and that that level of sort of of openness player freedom and we saw this with with uncharted forward. There's the big hold like deep area and you know big sprawling areas to explore but it's still a linear story. We almost have to rewind to be like how to talk about how it's how it's structured can talk about that a little bit yes so at least in the portions that I saw it was very much like a as you progressed through that level there are certain points where it closes off the back part of that level progressing through a story beat in the world and and so if you missed you know a couple of pieces of ammo back there or some medication to help like up your skills it's gone