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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

06:30 min | 2 weeks ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Then also have it end up and yeah, disbanding this team of a hundred developers and probably fucking up the relationship between blizzard and that ease. That must have been, it must have been, it must have been a big agreement, right? It must have been something that really didn't come down for it to happen in that way. And I want to be a fly on the wall in terms of a fly on the wall to hear the conversations that went down and where they couldn't agree. Because that is a wild way for this thing to end up. My question for you, I think you said, you know, you're not in the World of Warcraft ecosystem. Do you think that this could have, since you're not, this being a fresh place to start? That's what is intriguing to me, right of a jumping in point and being in on the ground floor and going to something, right? Like, I think the legacy of wow and the player base and everything else for it makes that so hard to get into right now, where I've heard great things about wow, obviously, you know, I think I tried it once way back in the day, but it was a normal thing of I had a friend who had been playing who was level whatever, then I jumped in and so they're pulling you through content, you're not really experiencing the world, the story of whatever to get blah blah blah blah blah. I feel like if they were to say, hey, we're doing another MMO in the wow universe. It's on mobile. It controls really well. That would be intriguing to me because we'd all be playing from the same place and going in the same way, even though it's not it's apples and oranges a bit, but Diablo immortal was a fun thing to jump in there and have, oh, Joey, what level are you? Okay, Mike, what level are you, what server are we playing onto that? It felt more communal than it would now. And I think that's the always the problem with MMOs, where it's like, even now, I'm like, man, I could go for plenty of DC Universe online, but I remember two or three years ago when I dropped back in and it was like what the fuck is going on and nobody I know is playing it and I'm like just like it's more fun I think to always start these things and go from ground zero. Yeah, right now I think if blizzard were to put out an Overwatch mobile, for example, I would be all in on that. And I'm not somebody who I don't tend to play mobile games. That's not necessarily a selling point for me. You can take something that I don't play and put it on mobile and as a jumping off point, maybe it could get me in, but as a game that's on mobile, it is still a tough sell. If you take something that is beloved or something that I love, like Overwatch and put it on mobile, oh, for sure, I'm gonna check that out, right? And I'm sure that goes for plenty of World War players too. And yeah, if we're a Warcraft, which has been around for such a long time. And it's probably people probably have a question all the time. Hey, can I get in? Hey, where do I get in? Hey, what are the great what are the good ways for me to level up my character? And fit in into World of Warcraft. Yeah, starting from the ground up via a mobile game could be the answer to that. And they've seen success with mobile in the past. Is one that I remember hearing about a lot when that first came out. And even over the course of the last decade, I feel like people never really tired tired off of hearthstone. Diablo immortal has mixed reviews, but it seems like in terms of numbers, it's successful. And that's something that I would think they could replicate, especially with other big comparable companies going mobile as well and having that stuff hit. Call of Duty has Call of Duty mobile. And I know people are playing. Apex legends has apex legends mobile. A lot of big ongoing games have their mobile iterations right now. And I think it's good for two things. Like you say, right? It's starting from the ground up, having this new place to jump in. But I was also having a place that's approachable for people to jump in in the way that not everybody has a console, not everybody has a powerful PC. If you're a kid and you have access to your mom's iPhone or you have access to your own phone, the old beat up iPhone that's just Wi-Fi only. Yeah, yeah, that's a way for you to jump in and it's a way for you to play with your friends who are probably in a similar situation. The reason I didn't play World of Warcraft growing up is because I didn't have one I didn't have the money to pay for a workhouse discretion. But then also I did have access to a computer. A strong enough computer to run. Actually I don't even know if that's true. My computer growing up probably could have random rotorcraft, but I'd digress. It was not a gaming PC. If it was on mobile, oh yeah, way higher of a change. I would have jumped into something like that. For sure. But yeah, I'm curious to see where this NetEase blizzard thing goes. I guess we'll stay tuned straight to the fucking trash. Now it seems. But yeah. Let's round out the report roper report with story number four. EA says single player games are a really, really important part of its portfolio. This comes from Ryan. Make up your mind. It looks as though EA is still trying to make amends for that joke about single player games with CEO Andrew Wilson, calling them, quote, really, really important. End quote. During a recent earnings call, EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, reassured investors that single player games are still a major part of the company's output, despite what it may say on Twitter. Quote, as we think about single player games, we think it's a really, really important part of the overall portfolio that we deliver in fulfillment of those core motivations. EA recently came under fire after making a controversial tweet that mocked single player games. The tweet itself was a poorly executed response to a recent meme, but soon had gamers and industry figureheads alike, wondering why EA had posted it. After all, the company has published plenty of critically acclaimed single player games, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Star Wars should I follow an order and the Sims four. Now the company is clearly trying to play it down. Quote, the way we think about this is really less about which game and more about which motivations these games fulfill said Wilson. Quote, so we know that our players, they have these core motivations, inspiration, escape, social connection, competition, self improvement, creation, these things that bring us together as players of games and the creation of worlds in the building of characters. And the telling of stories is really important in the fulfillment of some of these motivations. And quote, I wrote just shut the fuck up. And this isn't even dunking on Azure Wilson. Just like, who listens to these earning calls and is like, just need these stockholders who need to be placated by the most buzzworthy bullshit of all time. We know that our players, we know, we know that our players, they have these corner motivations, inspiration, escape. Social connection, competition. When devolver digital brings out Nina and this is who she's making fun of. This is the word salad of what it means to be a CEO. I want to fucking earnings. A robot wrote that. I just want that to be clear. We made an AI 100 hours of earnings. Just describe stories. Describes. And the telling of stories is really important in the fulfillment of some of those motivations.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:28 min | 6 months ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on WTOP

"More of that in Kyiv Targeting civilians in populated areas This morning for more about the situation we turn to Andrew Wilson A fellow at the Europe Russia Eurasia program at the center for strategic and international studies with his take What we've seen in the first 5 days is that Russia hasn't been able to secure the quick victory that it thought it could But so far they've only committed about half of their forces And so I think that's one of the reasons why we're starting to see this change in tactics that Russian military units are recognizing that they have to do something differently to take a hold of Kyiv and some other key cities And so I think going forward what we're going to see is an increasing number of attacks that could be targeting urban centers And that will take us into a new bloody phase of the conflict Vladimir Putin's tactics and that of his military they are even difficult to talk about You talk about setting fires cutting the electricity in Kyiv and other cities knocking out the Internet Can you go into that What you may expect we're not saying it's going to happen I think what Putin is going for here is to achieve regime change into force the Ukrainian military to lay down their arms And I don't think he's going to be able to achieve either of those goals The Ukrainian citizens Ukrainian armed forces aren't going to let them do that And so I think what that's leading us toward is potential conflict where we might see Russian artillery firing into populated areas Certainly launching new cyberattacks to bring down Ukrainian infrastructure and just increase the pain and the cost on Ukrainian civilians which would be a war crime But something crucial you said there in the end you don't believe Putin achieves his goals however nefarious they may be That's correct I think the entire invasion that Putin had launched was an utter miscalculation to believe that the Ukrainian people would accept a new government imposed upon them by an aggressor state is just really being out of touch with reality And what we've seen already is the desire for not just the military but ordinary citizens to defend their homeland I mean the countless videos of Ukrainians working to put together these molotov cocktails and saying that they refused to leave their homes that they'll fight for as long as they have to I don't think that's something that Putin had expected And I think he's quite surprised And that's why I'm quite nervous about how this might proceed because as he recognizes that he can't achieve the aims that he thought he.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

03:59 min | 7 months ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Pacific time. The game is releasing on March 25th and there's a YouTube video that I'm assuming is a little kind of teaser for this. No, so what happened is this is yeah, this came from again blessing can't be on the show apparently, but he can read Twitter and put wario 64 tweets into the game. So there's no blog post up, which I think is interesting because usually time he's out with it. But there is the YouTube video, the YouTube premiere, where it's counting down to premiere in 27 hours right now in the official PlayStation channel. So that's super exciting. I often forget that ghost wire Tokyo is coming up, Andy. I mean, for it to be that soon. I didn't ever think that it would be a February or a march early spring type game. It seems like a game that's gonna keep on getting delayed until 2023. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. And that's the game that I think we, you know, there was a lot of promise there for me and I think some of the more recent things of a show dropped me. I kind of lost interest. I was a turn off, you think? I don't know, yeah, maybe just the gameplay. I liked more of these sort of mystery. And now this is kind of a horror show. You're not scary game guy. That's kind of what this is. Usually not, but I feel like a lot of the vibes of it reminded me of control, the sort of weirdness psychological type of stuff really gets me excited for it. But I'm hoping that it's I'm hoping it's got a lot of those sort of weird hooks visually and story wise that'll bring me in, but ultimately I'm really not that type of gamer Greg. I get way too scary, dude. You can't do it, you can do it. You can't hang I understand. It's not your jam. You have the stomach for it. I love being scared. You know what I mean? It reminds me I'm alive. Who are you going to point out right now in chat? Are you going to point out somebody in chat? No, no, I'm going to make a comment to you of how it doesn't make sense. I was looking at the gameplay from it and I was going to make some kind of joke on how you walk around doing this a lot because, you know, that's how you play this game. There's a lot of this and stuff in this. That I think right now I'm watching the PlayStation trailer PlayStation showcase 2021. Official gameplay trailer or whatever. And it's that idea of like, it doesn't look, I don't know what we expected it to look like when we first saw it, remember because it was that everybody's walking around Tokyo and then they were gone. Remember, it was just the sheba or whatever. And it was like, oh, what's going on? This one looks weird, but it looks more fantastical than I was expecting. And I like it. It looks like you're fighting ghosts and stuff, which will make sense with ghost wire or whatever. But I'm sure I'm still interested to see it and it does look like it gives me fatal frame vibes, which I like a lot. It gave me what's the gain that you and the blessing really wanted to come back. Eternal darkness. Yeah. It gave me those type of vibes. There's very, very psychological weird stuff. A show that would be on HBO that you're like in episode 5 you're like, I don't know what's going on on this show yet. I have no idea how that is very apt Andy. I can see that. Next door, this is we're back to sales stories. This is from Marie, how do I pronounce this last name right here, Greg? This is from, oh, this is Marie de Los. Marie. I've said Marie's last name a million times, but I have to psych myself up for it because you know I'm a big moron. Marie D from game game industry biz. This says EA says battlefield 2042 sales were disappointing during EA's earning call for core quarter three of fiscal year 2020 to you. CEO Andrew Wilson touched upon battlefield 2040 twos disappointing sales and it's quarterly results report EA initially gave very few details about the titles performance. But during the call, Wilson admitted it was a tough launch. We did have a challenge in Q three as the launch of battle battlefield 2042 did not meet expectations he said. Battlefield 2042 was always an ambitious game and our teams pushed to innovate across many.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

"That's really that's really the inciting event for not only for the for our process. So we come with that question. That sorta drives brainstorming. And then you know we figure out what the different characters are going to be have vian and we divvy them up and so we're both writing at the same time jeff's writing one character writing another and as we go along we take turns moving into the different characters head space all the while. We're swapping the chapters back and four forgiving. The other guy an opportunity to read at work as we go is a really good way to do it. It's a lot of fun. The the challenge is to make sure that both of us are able to get into the mind of each character right so While we'll split things up by point of view. As brian said. That doesn't mean that i write all of the kelso jarvis and he writes all of the chunk redman. And i write lizzy or whatever we will. Maybe you know since we're doing it. Three act structure like he said maybe enact one i'm gonna right all of the dempsey and he's going to write all of the dan monir. Whatever when that happens were very intentional about in the next act swapping those but more importantly even if i've written read written the first draft of chapter three. The very next thing that happens is brian completely. Rewrite it and i rewrite is stop and so it really does feel like we're both writing all of it it's hard it's hard to explain it by doing it that way. I really feel like we both have our hands on everything all the time and it feels like our products. Yeah it's amazing and great books you guys right together. So yes A heck of a team dark intercept a comes out september seventh so really a recommend. This is going to be airing september seventh. So you guys. It's available by dense. Go pick it up because it was a lotta fun great. Read a work in the The listeners finding what's your website again. Andrews dash wilson.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

"I agree with you. I think it's so cool like the last time we talked the last year you've been researching the submarines and talking with admirals and seals. And now i think it's so cool generally than your daughter's little bit for this for the sarabeth character so pretty obvious obviously in your research you mentioned before that you this is something you guys have been thinking about for awhile. I think you mentioned in when we've talked a year or year and a half ago So like how long has this been on your radar that you've been wanting to write this it exciting just finally be able to get it out there. Finally we start on this book not long after we got to work on tier one and yeah so that that's how it's sort of been percolating and things with tier one took off and and we went from book to book the book and and it wasn't until after book five red specter. We were able to take a deep breath and say no. I wonder if we could come back to this. And sort of sand deputy or maybe there's a larger handed play here. I'll let jeff tell the story about how this how the deal came to be. It's it's pretty interesting it it. It wasn't something that we expected. Let me put it that way. Yeah that's that's right it was It was something that like. I said earlier. We brainstormed out. We were really excited about it. But it was in the drawer because tier one was doing. Great sons of valor had been contracted with blackstone as well as another project with them. And then tom cogan just blessed us with this opportunity to write. The web griffin is state in the presidential agent series. So we were really looking for another another thing to do and like brian alluded to is one of those kind of fell out of the sky. Things on. I'll let you decide what that analogy or metaphor meade's here but a friend of ours very good friend josh hood who you know or know of rights redstone series for For putnam really. Good guy. Really good friend. And he was flying back from a conference and he was sitting next to a young lady on the plane and they started chatting and He's a he's a man whose whose faith is very important to him and him in this young lady. We're talking about faith. And then she found out he was a writer. She's like oh. I actually worked for tindale house. You know we were looking for. We're looking at ten. To grow our action adventuring thriller line. We're trying to grow our readership. You have anything like that and josh via josh. A very humble guy he said. I don't have anything like that. But you know what you should talk to my friends Jeff and brian have this thing because we had talked to him about it a year earlier and so he called me up when he got on the ground and he said oh. Yeah and i had this thing. You mind if i pass your contact information. I was like yeah. Go ahead for you. Know some lady on a play like we didn't really think we didn't really think anything would come of it. But it wasn't two or three days right brian i mean it was quick like a copier quinton a couple of days later we have a zoom call setup with karen watson who's the the publisher for fiction at tindale in his now our editor jann stove and we all got zoom call and we talked.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

"So i thank you all right. So here's my interview with brian andrews and geoffrey wilson. Hi everybody this is allen with. Meet the author and the podcast. Today i won't being back. Andrews and wilson who the best-selling writing team of brian andrews and geoffrey wilson authors of several series. We're just discuss this off before. I hit the record button if i going. They have shepherds the shepherd series. Tier one sons of valor role. Gasset the ninth book and the wb griffith presidential agencies series is coming out and so they right action adventure. Covert operation novels which honor the herrick men and women who serve in the military and intelligence communities. Always fun to talk to these guys. The latest book intercept will be available on september seventh Welcome back podcast guys. Thanks for having us back. It's always good to talk you. Our ginger homer got all the books i love. You guys work. So i was excited to read it and dark intercept interceptors Is no different than just finished. It yesterday really enjoyed it So we'll get into that So so dark intercept so. This is the first of three novels right if the for the shepherd series what we at least three we hope star dino. Yes it is. It's the first book in a new series called the shepherds and dark interceptors book one. So yeah we're super excited to get it out there and so can you give us an overview of the series yet. Jeff take that one and then the next we absolutely so so the series is something we actually been playing around with for a few years alan. It's it's an idea that we had but you know as as you know we've got a lot of different things going on so we sort of brainstormed it out and even wrote a fifty pages or so and it was sitting in a drawer ready to go and when the opportunity presented itself we were super excited to move forward with it so the premise of the shepherd series. Is this idea that there is unseen forces of good and evil at battle with one another in the background of all that we see in the world. So i think that right now. The last few years especially with all the chaos that we see in the world and violence and terrorism and pandemics. And it's actually not difficult to imagine this struggle between good and evil going on and so our premise was. What if in the as you know. We talked about this many times on your show. We always start every series in every book with that. What if question. What if there was a covert operations team that was working worldwide. A global unit. That was working on that aspect of the problem. I wanna tell too much You know in in spoil them spoil the first book but what if there was this covert team and so we launched the series in dark intercepts with our hero. Jedidiah johnson who is a retired navy seal. He's reluctant relief retired. He's a medic. got injured. These medically retiring after fifteen years..

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Sure that was it in all honesty. I'm just not. And actually. I would have welcomed the opportunity to have the compensation because we could have shared some of the things that i'm sharing with you today. Which is not perfect but we have been directly addressing this for some number of years and we have been all we can to be a better company each and every day and come out in service about people built on a foundation of diversity inclusion equality and equity. I want to ask you about the term metaverse which i'm hearing more frequently. What is the metaverse. And how does a company like. Ea think about it. Yeah i mean it's the buzzword of the moment that special so the metaverse as would or as a framing of digital spice i think was first using called snow crash which is like nineteen ninety-three. So imagine this this notion of a three d virtual wold where we all exist as avatars. I think that was the first time. The two avatar was used it kind of blows. My mind went back and read it again recently. Wow you know in hindsight it was such a visionary book now what also to if you haven't read the book things don't end that well in that book in you know kinda goes sideways in a hurry and then of course we had ready playa one which retold that story of what happens again didn't go that well in that book either as it turns out so as humanity we probably want to be careful of. Just how fast we run. This thing called the metaverse be that as it. May you know what the metaphors really is. I think about it as concentric circles. The first thing is is a three d virtual representation of a social space so think about what facebook would look like in a three d. environment. We would have an avatar. We would speak to each other. We would share stories just social interaction. What else bought we want to do together. We might want to take a walk so in that world. We're going to have to build a door in this room that we're gonna have to have somebody go walking. And then we might want to play sport. And so you should think about it. As a three d visualization or three d. representation of this social spice that will ultimately evolve to be much more than just you and i chatting to each other is virtual avatars. You should think about entertainment. She's thinking about education. You should think about exploration and ultimately you should think about corporate enterprise which is at the very center of these two books and many other books have been written since as we think about it. I don't think they will be metaverse or metaverse. I think that's highly unlikely there. Are these pockets on the internet. That we've been most about tom. And i think the notion of the metamorphoses likely to be that. And then we're gonna see. Two groups are running towards this. You're gonna see groups that have this kind of social interaction. As their coal concede they call motivation. Think facebook snapchat think twitter. Who are gonna look to draw and build out three virtualization of that spice. The other range the spectrum you have games companies who already build out three d. virtualization who already create three. Abbas warranty facilitate social interaction in the context of a three d virtual. I space who started to kind of walk backwards. And what other things can you do in a game beyond just the coal conceit of the games of. I'm a soccer player today in the context. Afifa what might happen. If i walk out of the stadium and you started to see us and others kind of expand what you can do inside of a video game. The next step of that of course is well. How do we let you create in that world. So the metaverse likely all or series of these small amini meta verses likely won't be built by anyone company but would be built by empowering a global community of playas and creators to create the wool that they want to spend timing. And what you got to see from us internally. What you're hearing from. The industry right now is democratization. The creation of content and services and that will be true for the sims which escaped now which you for fee for an apex and battlefield. And so many other games this notion of metaverse is going to be developing three d virtual representation of a social space where over time with a to expand the activities that we could perform in that spice and the wall expands in line with activities that we want to perform and so is like many metaverse. If you will right evolving now and the commercial activity that takes place within that metaverse becomes i. Guess a part of your business and we'll tell you where the very inception of this the very inception and so. It's hard to understand how it's all going to play out. Our role is to create the foundations for these amazing worlds. And then empower our community to do great things and just put some. God riles implies. So bad stuff doesn't happen. And i would tell you we're still working through that and you usually see the expansion of what fee for is today versus what it was tanno fifteen years ago and you see the expansion. What the sims is today. what we're really doing is doubling down on where we add the most value and inevitably there will be commercial. Enterprise both with the venda and with others in the world as the vendor over time. We'll have to figure out how that will work. But in a free market economy everything kind of has a y of himself itself out. There's all this communication that's happening and growing on your games platforms and makes me think platforms lake. Facebook and twitter have struggled to sort of moderate the discussions and their platforms as dialoguing games and meta versus growth. How much do you worry about this. Monitoring the dialogues on your platforms. Yeah i think this is a really good question. And i would say is not the right word but we want be very very thoughtful very thoughtful. My position is we should be out there. Ed censoring speech and censoring dialogue and censoring opinions. That's not our role in the world. With that said we're values..

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Who were persevering with courage I'm bob sathian. And i'm here with andrew wilson the ceo of ea andrew. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. It's great to get together again. It is good to see you. We have not seen each other since well before the pandemic. And i have to say when i was thinking about you. During the pandemic some businesses had some really tough times airlines restaurants slew of others but gaming an interactive entertainment kind of had the opposite experience. Business boom was. It's strange to have a good year in twenty twenty in the midst of a hard year. We got very lucky as an industry as we're moving through the pandemic and people using al games to connect with their friends and their family. You know we saw business do very very well and we didn't come out and celebrate that and we didn't beat out chest about it it didn't feel right but we were very lucky but the other thing i would say is it was also challenging people while we spent a lot of time and energy aranda pliers and doing things row pliers al focus all the way through was on the health and wellbeing about people and their families. And let me tell you. Well the industry unbalanced in very very well. It's hard to do what we do from home. It really is and we have the ingenuity and commitment about teams in the resilience of the human spirit to thank for the fact that we were able to do so much for players but there was some tough dies on our teams making gains from home is no easy feat than it is. Not for the fight of har- are there things that over time you've learned that. Oh this can continue to be effective remote or this will suffer not in person like how does this impact the way you think about what the company is gonna look like a year from now two years from now three years from now yeah. I think we've certainly learned a lot but we're still in a very acute timeframe. Rodney companies being around over forty years and what we're talking about is eighteen months months people have done extraordinary. Things launched a whole bunch of games and a whole bunch of live services and supported. Hundreds of millions applies around the world so on balance. You look cool. Let's just be remote forever but it wasn't without its challenges physically and mentally and emotionally and spiritually for our people. And so i still feel like we're in the learning phase and there's just no doubt that the future is going to be more flexible than the past and there are things that we have learned that we can do remotely that we never would have thought possible which impacts not just the flexibility of the work environment but certainly how we capture emotion. How we capture audio. How we do automation these things that we always felt had to be in person. We always had to bring athletes and actors and voiceover artist to us now. Teams have demonstrated that it's actually better to have the bone side. it's actually better to have the ministry. Do world where that's not possible. We have avenues open to us to still get what we need to make right entertainment so think that we will almost certainly evolve. I don't think it will be one hundred. Eighty shift from people coming together in some ways. There's some intimacy to that comes with some of these remote access things. I've heard that your kids made regular appearances on the virtual town hall meetings at. Ea right like here we are. We're in each other's homes having these dialogues. I would tell you for me that i'm an introvert masquerading as an extra vote. So this concept of being at home and with my family was actually kind of warming for me so we can have spent the last eighteen months or so as a family unit. The four was my watch and my two kids and we decided really early on that we weren't going to try and segregate things by kids. They love to come in and kind of sit on my lap for town halls and see my lot for investor circles and doing one cole where the people were very serious and i said well so listen. He's when he did understand. You know we can't have kids coming in. We kind of the dog walking. And i just going to say listen. I'm really sorry. I don't wanna be rude. I can tell you on a daily basis my kids and my dog a present in every activity. I do if you happen to move forward on that basis. Let's keep going if you're not gonna have to wait till after the pandemic anyway okay. Let's do that then. And of course my six year old come out of my lap and we might piper airplanes zun coal but i think is a company while we have been apart. We have never felt closer together. I think this is built bonds. That will be enduring. The pandemic is ebbing in some places in some places and other places rearing its head and stronger ways again a lot of businesses that did well through the pandemic that people went to for solace or for new habits are wondering what about that growth. What about that habit shift. We'll be transitory and what's going to stay. How do you gauge this question at year. It really comes down to kind of human motivations. There's lots of reasons why people seek at entertainment escape inspiration. Social connection competition creation self-improvement. These are these coal motivations as to why we do what it is that we do when we play video games and we watch movies or listen to music or we go to sports events where you were looking for escape that might be more transitory because once you go back to the world you don't need escape so much anymore when you were looking for self-improvement that also may be transitory. We have as much time to spend on the peleton as we did before but when we think about social connection and we think about this secular trend that is social interactions moving from physical to digital covert accelerated that secular trend. And what we see is the reason. Most people play games wasn't about escape was about social interaction. I was getting lead on a weekly bicycling. Wow i just wanna thank you my son. My daughter's in college on the other side of the country. They hold up in their dorm room. I'm getting together and playing games with them online every night with maintaining this connection so i think what we saw through the pandemic was tens. Maybe hundreds of millions of more people recognized the gains a lot of things. They are inspiration. They our escaped. They are competition they also from broome the creation but what they really are is social connection. And that won't go away teenager at home. I think i mentioned and his social life with his high school friends was all via fifa and they were playing but they were chatting yes. I don't think that goes away. Social interaction competition a two of the most powerful positive motivators of human behavior and as engaged in them. And as we fulfill those motivations and we feel good about it we do it more and it more and we do it more so when you get a bunch of fans and friends together who are really fulfilling those two cole motivations and leaving that interaction feeling good they gonna come back the next day and do it again and as we think about building games and as we think about building at a time that's what we focus on some folks expected to see a big slowdown from the cova quarter that twenty twenty boom period. But you just reported almost no hiccup just three percent off that historical high first-quarter was unbelievable. We actually didn't expect big drop off. I know there are lots of people predicting that we would see it because that was true for a lot of other forms of media video games on just an amazing form of entertainment there. An amazing form of connection. When you normalize q one q one. This was a week shorter than loss. Jeez q. one and so on balance we're about flat and that's really because without one hundred and forty million people playing sports games but one hundred million people applying apex of over thirty five million people playing the sims. You acquired a bunch of companies in recent months glue mobile code masters play denic.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Voice in Canada

Voice in Canada

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Voice in Canada

"To immerse yourself in the voice and move around speak with the other attendees. A lot, a lot of fun. It's a really cool experience. If you haven't experienced that before I go reserve, your speed of your seat at the voice and the.com, and I'll see you there. Now, today's podcast really excited about this. As I mentioned, we're talking with Sarah Andrew Wilson. And as I said, she is the chief officer for Matchbox. IO. They are one of the leading companies. When it comes to voice games. You may have played question of the day. That is their game. So, Sarah comes on, she talks about the company, she talks about how they actually got into an app as well. They created a company out for their voice games. And she actually gives a really cool analogy about voice Tech and Star Wars and fifty three p on Archie's. Brilliant. Brilliant and, you know, I love that analogy. You'll have to, you have to catch that towards the end of the podcast episode. Well, I'm going to stop talking. This is a recording of the live voice Lancer show that Sarah off. Joined in and I-4 and let's get right to it here. Sarah. Hello. Sarah. How are you doing? I'm good. How are you? Terry, I am great. Thank you so much for joining, a really appreciate it. Yeah, thanks for having me. Get a chance to sit across from each other at a table back in, which comments was this at. Now, there was one of the conference's and that's when I first got to got to know you a little bit. Can you tell me a little better, all the stuff that you're doing and incredible. And I remember that time you won a ton of awards Matchbox. So, you're doing some, some fantastic stuff before we get into all of that. Why don't I get you to just introduce a little bit more to the, to the listeners to the viewers. And tell us a little about yourstory Yeah, hi everyone. So, I'm Sarah Andre Wilson. I'm the chief content officer at matchbox, as Terry said and we are the creators of some of the most popular voice applications on Amazon Alexa. Google assistant in Samsung big ski. We have 20 voice applications in our portfolio and the most popular, the most familiar with are probably question of the day kids quiz and find my phone. We really focus on high-quality content and Publishing new content with merely a lot of times on a daily basis depending on the voice application. So that's really what we're known for. That's one of our big retention techniques is having fresh content on a daily basis. We've had 11 million users, since Matchbox was founded. We have a hundreds of thousands of daily.

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The Voicefluencer Show With Sarah Andrew Wilson

Voice in Canada

01:36 min | 1 year ago

The Voicefluencer Show With Sarah Andrew Wilson

"Hello. Sarah. How are you doing? I'm good. How are you? Terry, I am great. Thank you so much for joining, a really appreciate it. Yeah, thanks for having me. Get a chance to sit across from each other at a table back in, which comments was this at. Now, there was one of the conference's and that's when I first got to got to know you a little bit. Can you tell me a little better, all the stuff that you're doing and incredible. And I remember that time you won a ton of awards Matchbox. So, you're doing some, some fantastic stuff before we get into all of that. Why don't I get you to just introduce a little bit more to the, to the listeners to the viewers. And tell us a little about yourstory Yeah, hi everyone. So, I'm Sarah Andre Wilson. I'm the chief content officer at matchbox, as Terry said and we are the creators of some of the most popular voice applications on Amazon Alexa. Google assistant in Samsung big ski. We have 20 voice applications in our portfolio and the most popular, the most familiar with are probably question of the day kids quiz and find my phone. We really focus on high-quality content and Publishing new content with merely a lot of times on a daily basis depending on the voice application. So that's really what we're known for. That's one of our big retention techniques is having fresh content on a daily basis. We've had 11 million users, since Matchbox was founded. We have a hundreds of thousands of daily active users and we're hoping to grow Evil Dead. All right, and then your future.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Voice in Canada

Voice in Canada

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Voice in Canada

"Hello hello. Welcome to the flash briefing for Tuesday today, we're switching things up a little bit. It's going to be podcast date today, normally more recently, we've been doing podcasts on Wednesdays but I can let you have a listen to the podcast before the voice 10, which happens tomorrow. And by the way, if you haven't got your free seat for the voice too and just go to the voice ten.com sponsored by Amazon, Alexa and Google assistant. So thank you for your thoughts are ship. The interview on the podcast today is with Sarah, Andrew Wilson, the chief content officer for Matchbox. And if that name sounds familiar it's because they are behind the, some of the most popular voice games including question of the day. And so she comes on the on the voigtlander show with me. And this is a recording of the voiceless to show which was streamed live and Sarah talks about company. Some of the voice games that they do, how they've gotten actually into an app to play the game as well. And then we, we even finish off the discussion with an analogy of voice technology and some change. He robots that we have all seen in Star Wars C-3PO and Archer D2, and it's a brilliant. Brilliant analogy. I love the way Sarah describes is. So please check out the podcast episode. Just go to your favorite podcast, podcast lawyer and search for voice and Canada, or go to the voice and Canada website and click on the podcast Tab. And I think you're in for a real treat as well with this one. So there you go. A chance to hear Sarah who, by the way, is one of them cylinders on The Voice and tomorrow, Wednesday at 5 p.m., so check that out to the voice 10, all right, have a great day, see in the podcast..

Steam has officially come to China, and Sony’s PS5 is officially coming too

Daily Tech News Show

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Steam has officially come to China, and Sony’s PS5 is officially coming too

"Grease from bins to assemble bowls of sounds and other bowl. Friendly items. Jordache seems to attend to offer chow botox to partner restaurants saying it will enhance our robust merchant and logistics platform. Ea announced in attempts to acquire the mobile game developer global for two point one billion dollars according the ea ceo andrew wilson the acquisition will double the size of e as mobile efforts.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"So if you're on Console, you already know Turtle Beach is the number one best-selling headset brand in the world and it off. On PC then take a look at Rocketts impressive line of peripherals in Tonight Show. I died a lot. I can't even see you there. Absolute I'm down. I can Nuke Em I guess takes on Duo's by himself. And together we ride a hovercraft for no apparent reason. I ten squads left already. We're in the top ten just like that before we get into that explosive action, though. Let's talk about Alexander's action video game and no not cyberpunk will never play that I'm talking about Battlefield 6, baby. Yes, the new Battlefield title will launch holiday twenty Twenty-One and ETA has confirmed that playtesting is going well Community feedback is all positive and it looks like I'm finally going to be off Battlefield that feels like Battlefield 4 again. Maybe this time we'll listen to the community and build the Battlefield game. We've all been asking for with tanks helicopters fighter jets Easter eggs of adorable little plants in the corners of maps. Or if you prefer something a little more barbaric, how about the Megalodon from Paris all storm? That's walls players ol whatever you're in the mood for. We got it home. Keeping up with the news the developers of Star Wars squadrons EA motive are moving on to make another game. That's not Star Wars. Now. This is after squadrons received great critical praise found one from the community even gamers only wanting more content. Unfortunately, though the game will receive no New Missions. No new maps. No new modes and no DLC. Yeah, apparently those res plans and they came from the high up. No not from the CEO Andrew Wilson, but from the rest of the Sith Lords on the board of directors song to Star Wars joke you guys get it. All right. Well Rainbow Six Siege is making headlines as well. The tax will shoot a revealed its latest operation neon Dawn featuring a new operator A Rooney what's erroneous app power. You ask. Well, it's a laser grid Gadget that blocks doorways gadgets ways or grids doorways. I think I know where they got the inspiration for this character. And that's not a bad thing. Cuz that's my childhood. Right? They're just bundled up into a video game with more explosions perfection. Thank you everyone for being here tonight. Well virtually that is and a big shout-out to Turtle Beach and rock at cuz Lord knows I'm going to be needing them soon. And what's about to come we have a fantastic line-up for everyone this evening Our Guest is a hardcore PC Gamer. So it's time to bring the A-game the 2015 NCAA champion and shooting guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. Please give it up for grabs now..

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat

Bixby Developers Chat

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat

"So we are as surprised as anyone like I said earlier, we try anything in everything we have tried every possible. When monetization was launched on Amazon Alexa, we tried consumables we tried one off purchases we tried subscription and what has worked well for us so far subscription revenue matchbox has been built. Almost completely on subscription revenue. That's how powerful that model is. An. I'm seeing more and more other startups in companies try that model and it can work if it's the right opportunity for your particular voice experience if it's something that people want to. Come back to day after day, and if you're providing them with a really good additional value to pay that small monthly fee. That I will say that that's come from a lot of trial and error a lot of pulling our hair out and like, oh my Gosh, how are we gonNA make money on this in? How do we build a company off of this? So that's how we started subscription revenue going very well, and now we're looking into ad revenue. So Ad Revenue on the podcast and in other things yet to be announced coming up. We'll. I'm excited to hear about him and it's interesting. You said you tried a bunch of things you try to budget things with marketing you try to budget things content I mean that seems to be. A hallmark. Of, what you've done is go try bunch of things and you see what works and build upon what works, and that's great. This subscriptions work in that is so synergistic. With the great content, right because you give me a little bit content for free but. Like I said I want to hear the I wanNA. Get that first question right in question the day like near the second question right an example of where great content makes me want to hear the more. So if there's something you're bite something for free. But if you pay a couple of bucks a month to get even more I, think that's more questions yet. Right you get. It's multiplayer. So you get this whole package of benefits if you pay just whatever it might be fifty to ninety, five a month you get so much more it's more social you join leaderboard you can play with friends and family but also if you just WanNa play for free and get one or two questions a day we've got that for you too I will say. You're right. We just try anything and everything I'm a perfectionist and it's very painful for me to to fail to make a mistake to fail to try something and see Phil. But I have I feel like I've really grown since I've joined matchbox and that. We actually embrace failing we embrace making those mistakes and the most important thing when you make a mistake is how you recover from it. What can you learn from that mistake? Not The mistake happened everyone's going to make mistakes and we want to make those mistakes so that so that we learn from them. So. That's what we really embrace this trying anything and everything, and if you fail here, fine move on, let's let's try something else. I. Don't have time to dwell on our failures. Hey, Sarah I wanna ask you. You built a lot of great voice experiences and you been peppering this talk with some advice for people building. Voice experiences but the of any other additional advice for San, someone has just coming into the voice industry and is thinking about well, what can I do to make this successful? Yes I have two thoughts. So the first is whatever you build. Even. Before you start building, you wanNA address a need or a one in the marketplace. Right so you WANNA find opportunities in the marketplace. Is there something that users are mentioning? That's not there that you can help with is there something that people don't know they need? Is there something that you experience in your own daily life? Really if only I had X to help me with that that's like the spark of a lot of think throughout history a lot of great inventions you realize as a user what you need, and then you go and try to build it and the second thought is..

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

08:40 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

"And when Jeff and I had that conversation about what how would this happen? You know. You're not just GONNA leave it down forever Yeah no it would happen would get stood back up and it would get repopulated and they would go to someone like Dempsey named would ask for recommendations and they would you know he would. He would throw in some names in the hat and chunk will be one of those chunks one of these fan favorite characters. He's he showed up in war shadows he was in. Crusader one. He made another appearance in Red Specter and You know I think it's safe to say he may be back in the collateral too so He is so popular. We get more male about him than anybody else so we felt like this is a real opportunity to do something more than just a Nobel because this is a guy that's Sorta John Dead like John. Dempsey was ten years ago and He's ready to lead his own missions and have his own team refund thing about For me at least about building. That series is rounding out an entire team around shock. It it actually was pretty easy to do. Because in Red Specter. We had the opportunity to introduce some of his teammates at the time. He's with the East Coast based SEAL team. He's not with the tier one. He's hoping to get selected if when they stand it up but we had an opportunity in red specter. Ginger ducey's characters were really really fun. It was very reminiscent of sort of those seals that we introduced at the very beginning of Tier One And then of course all those guys were lost in Yemen attack. So it was. It was a pretty easy process by the time we had this deal and we knew we were going to be able to write the series. We had a whole cast of characters. Already set up to do it. But the challenge was For us as the writers and for Chunk as as the team leader as you know right now the tier one units they people come and go guys leave new guys come in and you've got this cadre of people in new training pipeline. So the fun thing that we were able to write into the first book in this series was what if they had to start from scratch. Yeah you'd find some guys over guys that had been there in the past that could help you but there's no existing unit and to train from you know zero to your first mission would be like recreating the entire thing and would be a real big challenge for these guys so that was really fun to be out of work. Some of that stuff in how that training evolution would work. What would have to be like? And of course it's not a thriller if they don't have to go off on a short fuse mission long before they're ready right so it was really exciting to to build a whole new cast of characters. I think he and I'm thinking if a Haven't listened to the the previous interview. Identity. Guys you guys are. Are The real deal with your background. Showed a little bit about your background. You military background you back up before you started writing thrillers. Sure so I have A. I have a very eclectic background. Mom SAYS I can't keep a job so I've done a whole variety of things much of it in the navy Spent some time in aviation Initially training pipeline. I was in an accident. I went and flew civilian jets for a coal company in some other things for a while. Then it worked in another branch of the federal government for a few years Decided that I wanted to have a peaceful life so I Decided to leave all the violence behind. I went to medical school to become an academic wanted to be one of those teaching professor research. Doctors And that was on track to do that was a vascular been selected for vascular fellowship at the end of surgery residency when those crazy guys flew planes into the towers and killed all those people on the Pentagon and whilst the plane in the field in Pennsylvania and like most Americans just really pissed me off so I was at a naval reserve us at the time midnight. the detailer. I said I wanted to go on regular active duty and was able to fight my way through that red tape and That I was in the navy. My very first assignment was at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth shortly after arriving deployed to Iraq with the Marines as part of a frisk team. Which is those forward surgical units. That go with the Marines to the edge of the and while I was there I ran into some people from I guess from a past life and they introduced me to some of these crazy seal types and again recruited to join an East Coast baseball team and become a combat surging with them and developed some new battlefield surgical technique so that SORTA my military background. I spent the vast majority of my time after nine eleven With the naval special warfare. Working for those cats I'm also navy veteran But I was just playing around on land. I was hundreds of feet below the water so some rain officer on fast attack nuclear submarine In the Pacific and Torn around doing all the stuff of submarines do so we as a fast attack. We were multi mission platform so we did all kinds of things you did. Blue Water Operations battlegroup best or we did coastal littoral surveillance we did Fired Tomahawks summary. Inspired Time Hawks to support the special warfare in to lead salvos it leads Abbas Offensives and things like that. So we're always out there. You can't see out of your books so much feel like so much realism. 'cause years actually you know the people you've been there you've been there yourself. Mix It the mixed a lot of funds still. How much research do you put into each story when you before you even start to get writing? These still do a lot of a research before you get down to it. We definitely a lot of time. Researching the geopolitics. That's for sure. Because you gotta stay tuned in some of that research chapin's every minute of every day. We try to stay informed. Stay tuned in in a read between the lines of what you see on the news and we're constantly in conversation just socially about what if what if you think really and so those become the germs of ideas for books for US? I will take the part that requires less research. Is You know those? Those read our books. No we right very character driven story so we put a lot of current events geopolitics books which I hope makes them exciting but the characters that drive stories and we're been blessed to work in environments where we have worked and fought side by side with the guys that we write about and so that part comes very naturally but also I think Feel a tremendous responsibility on that side of the House. We want these characters to not be those sort of comic book characters. You sometimes see in thrillers. When people write about seals or special operators we want them to be very real people with strengths and weaknesses Who are considered themselves to be ordinary people even though they do extraordinary things and so we take that responsibility very seriously but having been blessed with spending time with those men it makes it very easy to write because many of these characters are amalgams of people. We've now on one interesting thing though to to sort of dovetail into that is in collateral. We did do something that we haven't we haven't done before which we did it. Sort of extended subplot that takes place on arleigh Burke Class. A guided missile destroyer so that the DVD G We picked the US as Donald Cook as a tribute to the tips of the spirits. Were operations that the Donald Cook is doing right now. They've been up there in the Baltic. They've been in the Black Sea several times. They've had numerous run INS with our Russian friends. The Russian navy the Russian Air Force so we thought it would be really fun to sort of pay tribute to those guys in the service navy so we have a five or six. I think Jeff Take place a new character. captain a Dustin Townsend does is new guy maybe he'll come back again but he's the CEO of the Fictional Donald Cook in the story. So you get you get a really fun a new experience to your one fans you get. What is it like being on Surface combatant in a very very stressful dangerous situation. How do they handle Being in Hornets Nest. So they're in the Black.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

VUX World

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

"Party tools that are out there to help developers that I think is wonderful as just like the community helping the community. We build a Lotta this ourselves at a time when those services weren't available or they weren't quite what we're looking for so we're just continuing to use our own now our own tool saying us and you mentioned that you've got like an upscale to kind of take people from the normal question of the day or to the Trivia Clip Conduct package all subscription. Have you got is that the primary way of of much books. The generate in revenue is not the primary source of income is in scope pages in our is it like developing rewards. What's what's the how much doc exists? Yeah so we have been completely bootstrapped and self-funded because we can be through things like Trivia Club. Okay we've been able to build a company with fulltime employees contractors. We started off with the developer rewards. And I think the developer rewards serves a beautiful purpose for us worked just as they were meant to which was to help us get going and then help us help us get going until until we could figure out the self-funding part of it and blessed Amazon for how he knows rewards and really encouraging innovation nation. And people trying to think creatively and.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

VUX World

05:39 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

"Popular in engaging voice apps so we're on Amazon Alexa and Simpson bixby and Google Assistant. And it's like I said earlier. It's a wide portfolio of game utility utility and Wellness APPs. Those a little something for everyone something for as young as five years of age there are a lot of our kids skills all the way through adults and seniors and and we try to really create age appropriate content in everything that we do you so we wanna make sure if that five year old. That's playing kids. Quiz or animal. Rescue is having a really age appropriate experience that would be different than an eight year old. Who's playing kids quiz? That's going to be different than a fifteen year old and then a fifty five year old so we want to make sure that everyone's having a really positive experience. What's what's what's your role than the and I appreciate that maybe expanded rapidly growing win rapidly as you've kind of took on a hell of a lot more but cecile chief creative officer achievement? What what what's your daily daily Rollout matchbox? Yes Roy Oversea contents design and communications so the content is again making sure. All of the content is age appropriate appropriate engaging educational. We really have an educational focused on a lot of what we do. And I work with the team when we're creating new APPS or working on a few right now just making sure they have really quality very high quality design and then communications which covers everything everything from customer service the social media we have active social media community and everything in between the customer service aspect which is a big part of my day to day and just fielding those daily inquiries from from all of our fans around the world who might be discovering. They might discovering a bug for us or they might be misunderstanding. How something works or it's just making sure they have a positive experience with us? Your sure background. How did you and how much into goning voice? I oh yeah so. I've been with matchbox sense. Med Ed twenty seventeen and came on full time last year so mid twenty eighteen year and a half that I've been on full time previously. I spent my career in the music industry. So both on the forefeit in the nonprofit side of the music industry in music education so as a performer must do this classical flutist. So reformer and a conductor teacher and tour manager director arts manager everything in between and Sir worked with jazz organizations classical organizations opera organizations performing arts organizations and did that for many years worked with some really really really well known artists and educators and then in mid twenty seventeen so so matchbox was founded at the beginning of twenty seventeen by our founder and CEO Jolson and he was at the time was a consultant. Don't and was had that time. That a lot of consultants have were one contract has ended and the next contract starts in like two weeks a two week period. He had just by in Alexi device and just started tinkering around and created question of the day. He was trying to think of something that he could create where when it created wouldn't require a lot of upkeep and a lot of it just was thinking he could do one question today. How how hard could that be? And then he's a published that and it slowly gained traction in mid twenty seventeen about six months into it he came to me knowing my background and education attention and having trained years as a musician asked if I could start creating contents for question of the day because question of the day turned got. It wasn't just one question. This day that he had to create. We also had bonus questions that had to be written and so suddenly Started exploding a lot of people really latched onto it and started playing every day so I started doing content on the side in two thousand seventeen and then a year later. Just things really took off. So I- human fulltime. We got a lot of requests from question of the day users for kid friendly version so again knowing my background's in education when I came on full time we started right away with kids quiz building kits quiz and that that launched a couple months later in October two thousand eighteen somewhere in there and that quickly became a hit in the kid's skills category and and then we just keep adding on. We have three questions which is question of the day but it's for people who what three questions a day and then we just launched Sound machine which is an all in one on bs at sound skill and now we have all of these additional that we just added in the past months so that were. We're managing all of those as well and so. That kind of story of Joel is is similar to Tom. Hewison I love works and Tim's of kind of like having a span.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

VUX World

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on VUX World

"Hello Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and girls welcome to the world the practical amongst podcast on today's episode me understand speaking sir. Andrew Wilson of much box. I all you might remember the back into bluster matchbooks appeal and all of a pillows skills which onto Sarah today about downton about what skills they have acquired a more. It's like now managing a stable of skills eighteen skills or something like that. It's quite low. So we talk about The management and the men's needs of those skills talk about as well advice. Would Sarah for people just getting started making Alexa. The skills today. I mean much folks start out in two thousand seventeen on todd. The early I move on. Hbo What would you do. What seventy what would advice be to people who who want to get started today? We also talk about some techniques and some of the practices and ways in which they create their skills to be engaging and we look at the three kind of call pillars much book skills which is their aims is to try and teach something new everyday to try and create really high quality content and to try and get people to come back tomorrow. So we're talking about is willing. Also we talked about the future of the platform and whether or not we might see advertising. Come into play facing also before we get started. I will be out project voice next week so do reach out to me if you are there. If you haven't been on the podcast yet on and you are working in this space near some interest of common find me. We're doing a whole lot of podcast recordings all throughout the day. I'm running a workshop on international design. Best Practices is on Mondays or do that. If you are around undoing the closing penal phased in a few discussions during the week as well. I'll be around for the.

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The Future of Gaming

WSJ The Future of Everything

08:17 min | 2 years ago

The Future of Gaming

"For high school athletes. Getting scouted to play on a big league. Sports team is the dream they hope. Someday Day recruiters will be standing on the sidelines watching during practice or come to their games and sign them up for college teams or even sometimes professional ones. That happened a sixteen year old. Kyle gears door. He goes by the nickname Boga but the recruiting process was a bit different gears. Off wasn't out on a field field joe he was in his parents house in Pottstown Pennsylvania sitting in front of his computer playing the video game Gabe fortnight streaming his games almost daily for Amazon's twitch a website for gamers and. That's where a scout for an eastwards team called the sentinel saw in play. He signed a one year contract with the Sentinel's back in March and that paid off for gear store and the sentinels almost immediately. Yup Right here. This was in July at the Arthur. Ashe Stadium in flushing New York. That's the same stadium where tennis is players compete in the. US Open gear stuff. was there on the field for the first fortnight World Cup and it was a spectacle spread of players across the screen. There's your talk ten on the left side. The top players in the world sat on the field behind computer monitors side by side playing against each other in the virtual game which was is then projected onto multiple matrons for thousands of fans and stands bogus parents in the audience of course as well cheering him on and they weren't the only ones fortnight has about two hundred fifty million registered users and more than a million of them or streaming the World Cup Competition Jim Champion and the prize. Money was worth a lot. The three million dollars of that gears dorm took home about two point. Four million the sentinels got to keep the rest according to people familiar with the matter but even so boga and other eastport competitors like him are living. The teenage dream getting paid to play video games epic the company that makes fortnight. Isn't the only game in town. activision blizzard and take two interactive software have launched professional professional leagues around their games. Electronic Arts has a fee e World Cup a video game version of the soccer World Cup with thirty two players competing in multiple apple rounds until one country player comes out on top revenue from EA. Sports is expected to climb around twenty six percent this year to reach about one point. Two billion dollars hours while at the fast growing need it's still just a small part of the global video game. Industry is estimated to be worth one hundred fifty billion from the Wall Street Journal. This is the future of everything. I'm Qatari Yokum. This episode is part three of our highlights series where we bring you the best from the Wall Street. Journal's Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach California for Three Days Wall Street Journal editors gathered alongside leaders in the tech community to discuss everything from the future of artificial intelligence to data privacy today. We're focusing on the future of games. Hi Jason Gay. And I'm a sports columnist for the Wall Wall Street Journal. I'm speaking Andrew Wilson the CEO of electronic arts electronic arts or EA as a global leader in the gaming world world especially in sports games. They're the ones who make madden NFL. Fica need for speed apex and of course the Sims the company has more than three hundred million registered players around the world and last year two thousand eighteen to posted a net revenue of five point. One five billion in dollars Andrew spoke to us about how e sports mobile gaming on social networks and mixed reality Games are changing the way people play and also also starts on the industry overall. I want to ask you right at the top. What you were excited about right now like what is happening in your trade? It might be something you are doing but it might be something somebody else's do what is getting you excited right now in gaming if you think about how cloud is going to change the consume everything right so we watch more TV and more music and we listen to music and AL belief is that we're actually started out a blue the lines between real and virtual with the cloud. So you get to place where you get up in the morning and every activity you perform through the day has has some kind of payoff out of a game. You might run to work. It means you have more energy and fee for. You might have a dozen eggs in the fridge. Which means you're sims a fed? You might drive fast. So you'll need speed game is better. You may interact with a whole Gotcha people so you have more power in. PG So this blurring of the lines between the real and the virtual kind of moving getting from a discrete experienced went industry experience. So are there applications locations for businesses to actually game by the workplace people showing up for the nine thirty meeting on time. I think that's happening already. We see that in schooling to where we use game fixations a lot of schooling education is becoming more compelling for a new generation so inevitably it happens in our workplace. That's for sure. Do you think that people can burn out on it or do you think that that is something that will stay the idea that people want that kind of competitive metabolism where they gamified experience social interaction and competition competition at two of the most powerful motives of human behavior that positive so guilt obligation addiction causes as human beings. Do all kinds of things until such point in time is actually actually. This is just really bad and we kick the habit cold Turkey and then we tell all of our friends not to do it as well but social direction and competition the two things that we don't we don't get tired of it kind of drives us throughout our lives and so really the very core of gaming these to call positive motivators of human behavior and provided you do it right and you build over time and and you get the rewards and benefits of those two things that it's not something you boone out on. It's actually something that enriches and extends it enhances your life. What's an example of something that you've experimented with yourself that that you've been surprised? It's been a very sort of exciting satisfying gaming experience candy crush. Who would've thought like doing this and doing this? I mean here. We are five five you six years later and we're still doing it. Yeah Yeah it's a good segue to the next question. which is that? I think of gaming as a business where every now and again there are true phenomenon that just crossed the culture. And what is it like. And you've had some of them. What's that like to have a game? That isn't just a business success but just sort of vaults into the cultural conversation station I think every day you up to build entertainment. You hope is that you're going to detain you. Know tens or hundreds of millions of people I mean as as the providers and creative at a time and I think that's all of our objective when we get up in the morning every now and then it actually happens and all kinds of good things come from that no kinds of challenges come from that. We had a game earlier this year. Old Apex Legends. We brought fifty million people into that game in a month. And that's that's a wonderful thing. I mean that's mind blowing and we we're running around the office cheering. How compelling this game and then all of a sudden you discover there are all kinds of negative manifestations of of that kind of broad appeal cheetahs in in the spice and you get people trying to counterfeit currency in spice and you get bullies in the spice? And then all of these kind of negative manifestations of human behavior that we see in the real world quite frankly also manifest that skyline a will that has this many eight people interacting with it and so there's a whole nother victor of work that we have to do to keep that that experience fun and safe and enjoyable for the people who play. How do you see around corners to predict predict and anticipate? What kinds of Shenanigans might happen at a game or been doing it alone time here? We spent a lot of time thinking about if we were bad bad people. What would we try? And do we go out and hire some bad people to see an awesome. What would they do that works? And then the other thing is is we've written a whole program. Set that that really looks at by human behavior over. Tom's human compensation over time and we're getting better and better through machine learning at predicting where positive energy cartoons on itunes negative or

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Kristen, Andrew Wilson And Desi discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

02:26 min | 3 years ago

Kristen, Andrew Wilson And Desi discussed on Double Toasted

"Era, presentative spoke and basically, they said, well, we don't call them loop boxes anymore. We call them surprise mechanic. And that, that gamers, people were passionate about our games. She spoke specifically about fica they said, no, they actually love this stuff. It's a surprise for them, and she made like reference to like all these different types of products where it's like, oh, it's like it's a random thing. You might get an it's always a surprise to me. It's just like one that's nefarious, because no and calls them surprise mechanics. That's the thing that e as trying is trying to enforce. I think into the video game vernacular right now just because of the Kristen that they've gotten for the loop boxes for their pay to win type systems and things like battlefront two which, you know, even Disney to get involved. I grad to get involved that kind of thing, and it's just pushing back all the criticism, that in getting and even government. Organizations committees and things in the UK's about this as well as the United States. But to me, it just shows how kinda theories and under headed EA can be this is one of these fund surprise happy boxes right here. I'm looking at. Yeah. That's, that's from overwatch. Okay. So, in other words, you just make it look cool now and give it a funny name all of a sudden label it with another name, all of a sudden thing, it's gonna make everything changed. That's what EA's attempted to do. And nobody's buying. No, no. They've been. They've been they've been roasted. There's ashes left of the from just the public outcry because no one calls it this and it's just frustrating, because the company even though they always had their PR, they always come out and say, oh, we're, we're, we're always behind the gamer where we, we always want to improve upon our image, always wanna make the games for those particular people. But it's just like you're just doing the same shit, and you're just basically lying, and that's really frustrating. It's why people dislike you so much, just make good games. Joan try to monetize every aspect of them and don't force certain elements onto these games. Like, don't not every game needs multiplayer, like look at anthem, which is again in the news today where Andrew Wilson who's one of the executives that basically said, yeah anthem disappointment. And he specifically said how we tried. We thought that players would like the story tell storytelling elements of bio aware, but the looter shooter mechanics, something like Desi and combine them, which those don't work. Stories supposed to be experienced probably by yourself.

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"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wilson" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"It was like a ho does have a story campaign like I just wanna play dark forces. Like. And instead, it's like multiplayer shooter. And it's fun. And it does well it makes money, but it's not the thing that people want and then the news that keeps coming out. Oh, and another thing that maybe would have been the thing you want got cancelled. And so it feels even more like the expectations get built up. They wanna make this game. And it just kind of raises the stakes to a point where it's probably really hard to actually meet the expectations and make that thing. So like perversely makes it more and more difficult to actually make the game that everybody wants to play. So instead of doing that it would be cool. If they changed focus we're like, let's just like make a bunch of whatever shit. Like, let's make telltale style adventure game has a different art style and isn't photo realistic and let's make whatever lights revere game. And let's make mobile game. That's really fun where you're collecting cards with joys on them and lets you know, like a whole bunch of different things. And I don't really know if I see that happening unless Jason your prediction comes comes true. And Lucas and Disney like, okay, no more like, let's just let games for this. Yeah. That right now. The SARS games. We know are currently coming. Our one response game respond or the makers of Titanfall and they're making a game called Djeddai fallen order. That is supposed to come out this fall. I don't know if it'll actually hit this fall. But that's what they've said that could be the one that could be like triple again, let's paint over hoops on that game. Whenever a great idea. Well, it is our only so. Then we have this new game that will be coming. I guess fall twenty twenty or around there. I would guess more like early twenty twenty one something like that. And then the thing that hasn't been out that I heard about is that motive in Montreal which is studio that Jade, Raymond started. And she has since left the company, but they were making they worked on the battlefront two single player and have been working on a new IP for a long time. Now, that's still I think pretty early, but they're also working on a separate smaller Star Wars project. So there are some smaller wars projects in development. I don't know anything about that game. But hopefully, it's cool. And and hopefully, it turns out, well, yeah, I tend to agree with you guys thinking is that Disney should look at its marvel approach where it's farming out IP's to just good developers with good pitches. So like Spiderman as the most most recent example, but it's also giving out it's working with the heart stone people who just. Ounce that they're making a marvel game. They had left blizzard Ben Brody and crew and the are giving their working with square inex-. Crystal dynamics, people make tomb raider making adventures game, we haven't seen much of that recently. But probably because it's behind schedule as all these things are, but that's another big one as opposed to that. Smaller one that the Hartson people are doing, and then they've other projects that I've heard about a little bit into element. And the point is that they're they're really just not putting all their eggs in one basket. And I think just signing deal with EA exclusively was just bad news for both parties in the end of the day. I don't think he as executives are super happy with it. And what I've heard from people who have been like in the room with Andrew Wilson is that he was never really thrilled about this deal and something that not a lot of people know actually about the deal is that so the sequence of events here is October slash November of two thousand twelve..

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Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

Joel Riley

00:27 sec | 4 years ago

Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

"Mass shooting at a madman nineteen video game tournament in Jackson floor a. Jacksonville Florida is prompted the video game maker to, cancel other events like Toronto art CEO Andrew Wilson says there scrapping three, other qualifying events for the Madden classic Ronald Casey was a survivor of that mass shooting he's from Kettering. Talk with ABC six, gunshots started taking notice And it was just like it's like everyone by

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Exchange student, teacher with 'lust for life' among those killed in Texas school shooting

02:06 min | 4 years ago

Exchange student, teacher with 'lust for life' among those killed in Texas school shooting

"The news the seventeen year old who's reportedly admitted shooting up a suburban houston high school has an attorney who says that dimitrios pagar cheese may be the victim of teacher on student bullying but the school district and santa fe texas says that is not true ten were killed thirteen injured in yesterday's shootings lots of online wellwishers have had nice things to say to first lady melania trump who is back at the white house after a five day hospital visit president trump was among those very happy that she returned he did tweet a great to have our incredible first lady back home at the white house milanez is feeling and doing really well thank you for your prayers and best wishes correspondent ryan nobles of the white house on the first lady's treatment for a benign kidney condition he won but not by much justifies victory in the preakness sets up the first run for the triple crown in three years when american ferro won the kentucky derby the preakness and then the belmont stakes at final race in new york he's three weeks from today i'm richard johnson i'm nathan hager from bloomberg world headquarters light on specifics but a white house statement says china has agreed to buy more stuff from the us in a bid to reduce the us trade deficit the agreement comes following days of talks in washington between president trump's economic team and chinese vice premier liu ha the white house says both sides of agreed on meaningful increases in us agriculture and energy experts and the us will send a team to china to work out the details for the week the dow jones industrial average closed four tenths percent lower while the s and p five hundred fell half percent goldman sachs international ceo andrew wilson says monetary policy is sinking and you've seen the fed raise rates and realization they are gonna continue on this hiking path so i think it's it's the market digesting the fact that the fable raise rates three more times this year they've certainly al view and yes you haven't got the same growth momentum and so therefore you're seeing that pivot i don't think that's so surprising proxy advisor iss is recommending tesla in investors reject two board members and split the role of chairman and ceo both jobs held by elon musk all this in the wake of production delays on the.

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