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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

05:06 min | 3 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"First party games and aiming for multiple platforms. This is Ryan dinsdale at IGN. Don't get excited about the multiple platforms they probably. Sony is investing a further 300 million into its first party PlayStation studios as a two pronged strategy to grow its gaming business. Alongside releasing games on quote unquote multiple platforms. Revealed in its latest earnings call, Sony made clear this investment is for developing software at existing studios, such as God of War's Sony Santa Monica or a horizon forbidden west's guerrilla games. And is separate to its acquisition plans. Quote, we plan to increase software development expenses aimed at strengthening first party software at our existing studios by approximately $308 million, Sony said, going forward, we aim to grow the game business by strengthening our first party software in developing that software in multiple platforms. End quote, bacteria and IGN, Sony didn't go into what platforms it means, but it likely refers to the joint PlayStation 4 and 5 release of games such as Spider-Man miles Morales and the incoming God of War ragnarok. In addition to its recent recent venture into releasing PlayStation console exclusives on PC. I think it's more PC than PlayStation 4 personally, Gary. Especially as we in this episode, we're talking about Gotham Knights dropping last gen. It's the same thing. There's a lot of games that there's a lot of PlayStation fours out there. You do want to make games for them. I think PlayStation will continue to invest in games that can scale and can be on both, but I would think PCs really the future. As we've seen, them talk about with job listings, right, of like, hey, we're trying to build a PC team and have a strategy for that. I was just going to say, it seems like, again, looking at this in terms of the broader picture that just the games industry just seems like it's in a very healthy place right now, right? Everyone's recruiting. Everyone's hiring. Developers like they can't fill all these jobs is just so many things that they want to do. Everyone's growing. All three of the major console companies Sony Microsoft and Nintendo are all doing great, right? They've all got tremendously successful boxes out there right now. They're doing very, very well. You've got Microsoft out there. Everyone's buying up, there's a lot of consolidation as well, but it's all part of this growth. Gobbling up other companies, embraces, just buying more and more stuff. So much investment going like to this point, Sony just investing more in its existing studios. PC gaming, of course, again, continues to be good valve and epic, you know, have more money than God. You're looking at things like the steel. I know you're not looking at a steam deck, Greg, but trust me, it really, really is an amazing piece of hardware. And when you do a vegetable, I think you'll love it. Of course, no fucking email. And I'm like, maybe it got rerouted. Maybe it's not in my primary box. I put my play date shipped as well, so I'll have one of those later this week. I already have one over there, so don't worry about it. You have a play date. That's really more for my kids. She's very excited about that about that. But oh my kid loves the steam deck, as well, she plays four guys on it. She can't get enough of it. Yeah, just, I mean, in terms of like financial economic, just like the health of the business of the gaming industry right now, it just seems like it's very much a bull market. Everyone's growing. Everyone's investing, you know, the supply chain issues, obviously the only thing. That are holding us back. Just think if there were no supply chain problems right now. And Sony and Microsoft could put all of those consoles into the channel and actually sell a box to everyone who wants one. Think about how much better they'd be doing, right? Right now the business is on artificially officially kind of suppressed and it's still doing great. It's interesting too because you talk about this supply chain and how we're coming out of the pandemic actually helped games. It's one of those I do wonder where we would be without it. Like obviously, if we had it, but if we hadn't been locked down, would animal crossing have been such a runaway success if people could focus on other things. Would there be such a fever for games and game machines right now if we weren't all have still locked up not locked up? So yeah, basically any business it involved not leaving the house. Whether it be getting groceries delivered or no clicks or video online video games. We saw things like webcams and microphones. You couldn't get a webcam for a while because bakery probably everyone was baking at home. All these different things. They saw some kind of like bounce out of the pandemic. But I think the animal crossing examples saw another podcast discussing these recently with animal crossing have sold as many copies if it had were it not for the pandemic. Maybe not, but even if you shaved like ten, 20% off, it would still be, it'd still be one of the most successful games Nintendo has ever had. I think it inflated it all, but it's not like without the pandemic animal crossing wouldn't have been a mega hit. Of course, of course. I know it would have been 36 million units or something. It's not trying to say that. I was just wondering, but speaking of all of this is number 5 in the rope report, another PlayStation nugget for you. Sony isn't concerned about a recent PlayStation plus subscriber dip. This is Andy Robinson over at VGC. Sony has said, it's not concerned about a recent dip in PlayStation plus subscribers and claimed it has quote great expectations for its upcoming revamp plan for the summer. And the company's fiscal year 2021 financial results published on Tuesday,.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

05:59 min | 4 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Know, Kingdom Hearts has always had the thing where they look different depending on the world they're in. So maybe this is just sora in this world. But I don't know, man. There's a lot of really cool stuff going on, especially because going back to that Final Fantasy versus 13 trailer at the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts three, and then in the DLC ending of Kingdom Hearts threes, DLC that came out a couple years ago. The final hidden boss is yozora. So it is the character from the game that was exactly from the game that Rex wants to play. And when you beat it, you get this extra secret ending that is essentially a remake of the Final Fantasy versus 13 trailer in Kingdom Hearts. Like you see him chilling in the car, like on the way. And they're playing the same song from the trailer. Like, this shit goes so deep and it's so ridiculous, but it's so hype if you give a fuck about that ever. And I've cared so much about this for so long. So I'm very, very, very excited about this. I'm excited that it's a new arc, the lost master arc of Kingdom Hearts. I'm excited that it doesn't seem like we're going to have to wait for like 15 entries that aren't numbered before we get to the next one. It's surprising to me that there's the mobile games coming out. But it seems like king of hearts four is going to be the next actual Kingdom Hearts core game. Which the only other console when we got in sense three was melodies of memory. The rhythm. They did have a little bit of story stuff because it came to hearts and it has to. But I'm excited about that. Obviously it's square, obviously it's Kingdom Hearts. This game come out any time relatively soon. Probably not. However, it is in unreal and they're talking about being upgraded to Unreal Engine 5, that excites me. And I can see this kind of being a little further along than we kind of expect it to be. But I also think that they were really trying to hit the Kingdom Hearts 20 year anniversary to make this announcement. So it might be a way out. It might be a while, which lines up with Square Enix. This was simply with Kingdom Hearts. Tim, I want to talk about the more about the trailer specifically with what I'm calling story. 1.2, the king of hearts four trailer appears to tease a Star Wars crossover. That does that video games chronicle. Part of a Star Wars vehicle has seemingly been spotted hiding in the reveal trailer for Kingdom Hearts for. During the portion of the Kingdom Hearts four reveal trailer that cuts to a forest environment. What looks like the foot of an ATS T walker can be seen in the background. This has led many to speculate that the environment in the game could be, it could be endor from return of the Jedi, which would introduce Star Wars to the Disney crossover franchise for the first time. Tim, do you buy it? And does this get you hype? Bro, it's Ed door and yes it does. This is a 100% and or man. When we first saw the trailer when I was watching it, I was like, is this what I think it is? And I didn't see the thing at the top right. I just saw like just the way that the environment. And then later I saw people on Twitter like breaking this down. And I'm like, let's fucking go. Another fun thing is at the end, we get a tease of Hades from Hercules, who is an iconic villain in Kingdom Hearts. Kind of fucking with sora or sorry with Donald and goofy, which is very exciting, obviously. You gotta love Hades. But yeah, Star Wars being in this makes a lot of sense. I mean, like, look, what does everyone for a long time was like, all right, where's frozen? Where's all these more modern Toy Story? Like all that stuff, and we got that in three. Now it's like cool. What can you do with Disney properties in 2022? And if you think it's marvel, I do. Yeah, I think we do. That's another reason why I want to jump in with this one. Story aside, like all the baggage aside, right? I just want to be able to play in these worlds, right? I want to play a Kingdom Hearts that goes to Star Wars world or goes to the MCU or just the regular Marvel Universe, right? That sounds like a fantastic step forward for Kingdom Hearts. Yeah, so here's the thing, man. It gets really, really hard to talk about Kingdom Hearts because at this point, everybody wants something different from it. And the problem is what started as Kingdom Hearts one, the Disney stuff was so ingrained with the story and the princesses were so relevant and the actual core narrative of it all and like going to the world kind of meant a little bit more and essentially just replayed through the plot of the games to gain allies along the way. And you just kind of continued. As the games went on, the Disney stuff mattered even less and less and less and less and less. So it's kind of a weird thing now where in a lot of ways I would imagine that the majority of actual Kingdom Hearts fans care less about any of the Disney stuff and they want more of the Kingdom Hearts anime, darkness, light, heart, sadness, death, storyline stuff, people in hoods and zippers, like, and I think that's even a problem we saw with Kingdom Hearts three, where a lot of the Disney stuff felt like it was there because it had to be. Like lest you forget, we got the entire let it go sequence. The entire song played. So it's like, what did that do for the story? Anything? No. And then it felt like all of the Kingdom Hearts stuff people were looking for was really squeezed into the last couple hours of that game. And I would say they delivered on that sense. But I wouldn't be surprised if Kingdom Hearts four is even less involving other properties. And they're always going to because that's what Kingdom Hearts is. But I think that at some point it's becoming more and more and more just kind of a marketing thing to get more outsiders in. But I feel like, especially with the versus 13 stuff that they're leaning into. No more has a story he's trying to tell and I think they're going to go all in on that. Hell yeah. Tim, like I mentioned earlier, right? This one new story is a million new stories in one. So let's jump forward to a story. 1.5 HD remix. And you mentioned this a little bit earlier. Kingdom Hearts four will be upgraded to unreal 5 by release and take visuals several levels higher. This is Andy Robinson at video games chronicle. Square Enix has reportedly said that the Kingdom Hearts for gameplay that debuted on Sunday will be upgraded to Unreal Engine 5 for the game's final release..

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

06:23 min | 6 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"It's interesting Gary, you look at that right, and it actually reminds me of what we saw with Disney and Star Wars where they're kind of moving from that big exclusivity deal with what they had with EA and battlefront and kind of letting more people play in the proverbial sandbox they call that, right? And so we're seeing that here with LEGO where they want to broaden the games and they'll probably, you know, maybe they'll still work with TT games Andy Robinson says that he knows of two more sports games along with what we saw in this story and one more TT game after the LEGO Star Wars saga. So it's still seems like we'll get another teeth LEGO. But they're obviously all for the time being. Just in general, I'm really glad because I think it's a fairly safe assumption that these LEGO games are going to be more arcadey more fun rather than try to do something more simulator style. I wish we could I wish we saw more of that. Like I miss the days of NBA jam and NFL hits and NHL hits and NBA street and the games that were just more like let's have fun playing sports. Everything even FIFA, which is a fairly simple game you kick the ball around kick it into the goal. Like even that's going like, I mean, there are simplified controls, but for the most part, those games even FIFA has become quite a complex game to play. And so I just want to get back to like one or two button controls, kick the ball around, fast movement, you know, all kinds of over the top fun stuff happening. And again, between strikers and this LEGO soccer game. I think it's going to be a good year for people that want that kind of stuff. Yeah, Gary, I want to talk about a couple more things with this story because I'm actually really excited. I want to look at the positives and then there is a small negative that I got to bring up because you know I'm going to deepen the sports video games for a while now. But let's look at the positives. The arcade video game genre for sports titles is so lacking and we need it, right? We want that excitement. We want to step away from the super Sims that we always see. And this gets me excited because I think back like you brought up with the street days and I think of backyard sports, right? I think a FIFA street and I want this kind of blend right now where I can imagine the LEGO characters, you know, just like in the TT games, you maybe slide tackle somebody or push them over. They explode. Their legs go flying off. Absolutely. I'm looking for like, I want to start off the game almost like backyard sports where we're picking characters off the bleachers and have like The WB lineup where they're mixed up with Harry Potter and maybe Star Wars right and we're picking characters along with FIFA characters. Also, will they get the license for FIFA? Well, this is a great question because that was an issue that pro Evo used to have for the longest time. If you remember the edge that FIFA always had, they had all the license teams, all the late license characters, the one thing that really works about FIFA is because they are dialed into that FIFA license. Even as in real life, you know, squads and managers and players are kind of moving from club to club. They're updated, like with regular updates. So if I boot up fee for 22 right now, those squads are going to be the current squads of that week, you know, all the latest player transfers and manager changes and stuff will be reflected. And when you play these games, you want to see Cristiano Ronaldo, you want to see Leonel Messi, right? You want to see Harry Kane. You want to see the big name players that we watch. We don't want to see vinyl desi or no canal over bullshit they put in to kind of make it look like we couldn't really get the license or like Manchester football club or whatever like they have to fiddle around with it because they can't quite get the licenses. And so yeah, I don't know it. But it almost makes it there's also a sense of its LEGO. So we're having so much fun, does it really need to reflect real life? Like you could just be like in the LEGO universe. So there's a number of ways they could go with this. But I don't be hilarious to see like one of the funds of LEGO right is seeing characters. It's fun to see like the Captain America minifig or like they just take this horizon set and the aloy minifig looks really cute. Like, yeah, I want to see the young men saw minifig or the pair emmerich Aubameyang minifig. I want to see those the world's top players kind of in LEGO form. I think that would be hilarious. I'm sure the players will get a kick out that as well. Definitely gay. I think they have to double down on that and find a way to get at least some of the player likenesses in there. Mixed in with other characters from different genres and entertainment world. I want to see a mix of FIFA street with indoor soccer. I want it to be fast. I want it to be fun. I want it to be rewarding and also not punishing, right? I don't want to go into deep FIFA Sims at all. I want this to be a true arcade game, which I think it will be. So really, really exciting stuff. Also on the LEGO racer really quick gay, I'm thinking about it now. I want to see the open world like a Simpsons hidden run mixed with like a crazy taxi withers ramps and you can drive through buildings and stuff like that. I really do like eraser. When you say open world, it could mean any number of things. I mean, so many races are open. Open world is now the thing, right? Horizon for burnout Paradise. All the big Need for Speed, they all went open world. And I don't know, I actually kind of miss the old days of just when you start the game, you're at the start line. I don't love these games these days where you have to commute to get to the fudging race. Oh yeah, let's do the next race. It's like a 20 minute drive over there. Just let me fucking race. I don't want everything to always be an open world. And so I wouldn't mind if they kind of brought it back to basics a little bit. I think that's why Mario kart is still sometimes people just want to be at the starting line and race. They don't want to explore a massive map like looking for things to do. I actually found Forza horizon kind of overwhelming in that regard. There were so many things to do that I actually found it kind of off putting. It's almost like that when you're scrolling through Netflix and there's so many choices you can't just pick one thing to do. I think there is such a thing as too much choice for being overwhelmed with activities to do. And I wouldn't mind a little bit of a simplification. So again, as you said, there's the crazy taxi way to do open world as well, right? Which I love the crazy taxi games. There's any number of ways they could go with it. I look forward to that and most importantly, I want to be able to build the cart slash car. So I hope that's a big facet of it, but now I'm wacky different pieces to make it look weird or make it look really cool. I want to see that two more before we get into the negative really quick is the third LEGO game and Andy Robinson also says that there's a fourth one, right? What are the next two sports titles you anticipate from this partnership? What would you put your money on Gary? Are you asking me what I think we'll see or what I would do? Let's start off with what you would like and then what you think you'll.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

04:46 min | 10 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"I like to see that much better than first season. Sorry. Which one about Demon Slayer in the break? Yeah, I think the ad cut early. And so people got some good demons. I miscalculated. I had a time. If you could make a note for like a post data, we can figure that out later. But for now, let's talk about story number two. Is the next sonic game open world. I'm playing from Andy Robinson at VGC who puts up an article yesterday. After we actually talked about this a little bit on KFD, because if you remember, if you listened yesterday, the new story there was that Sega had a trademark sonic frontiers coming off of that, we now have this right up from 80 Robinson. That is. Sega's sonic frontiers trademark seemingly corroborates open world claims. The article reads like this. Sega has filed a trademark for sonic frontiers, which looks likely to be the name of the next mainline entry in its flagship series. The Japanese trademark for sonic frontiers was filled late last month, a listing on the country's trademark body has revealed. The timing may be significant as the trademark was filed after it was claimed online that the next entry in the series would be called sonic frontiers and feature an open world setup. In May, Sega tease plans to release a new mainline sauna game in 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X Xbox One, switch in PC. Based on metadata referencing files used in the production of Sega's trailer, it was previously suggested that the new series entry would be called sonic rangers. However, on October 17th, several days before Sega's trademarks were filed, an anonymous leaker claimed the Reddit that the name of the game had been changed to sonic frontiers. They also said it would be an open world game similar in style to The Legend of Zelda breath of the wild. Sonic team head Takashi Lee zuka has said he'd like the game to have the same lasting impact as sonic adventure. In a sonic stadium interview published in June, the franchise's creative officer said he hoped the upcoming game would provide the building blocks for the future sonic titles for many years to come. Gary, does the idea of an open world sonic game do anything for you? I would reserve judgment on that until I until I knew more about how it's being implemented because I don't know. It's like we're going to a point where I open world is just kind of like a catch all term for every I get it open world so hot right now. Everything's open world, you know, Forza horizon, you know, is predicated entirely on everyone's playing that right now. I've been playing for the last week, open world, it's huge. There's so many things to do. I don't know. I just remember, I remember like with the burnout games when burnout went open world with Bernhard Paradise. That's when I actually started to tune out a little bit. I just kind of feel like the experience is almost less curated when it becomes open world. I like the fact that you can go anywhere and do whatever you want. But I'm playing for it so right now. And honestly, I find it a little bit overwhelming just how open world it is. So much to do. There are so many fucking choices that I almost get that much and then lock a bunch of others. The same kind of paralysis that I get when I'm scrolling through Netflix, there's so many fucking things to watch. It's impossible to pick one thing. And the game is, hey Gary, hey, Gary. Hey, Gary. Hey Gary, every fucking 5 seconds. You want to do this? You want to do that? I'm driving down the road. You want to spin a fucking fruit machine wheel? Want to do this? You want to do that and go over here and go, and they're like, just let me go somewhere. Just let me pick one thing. And so I guess to a point where open world games, I think you get a little bit overwhelming with how much they throw out you and how much choice you have. Sometimes I just want like a more curated experience like the games telling me go do this now. Go do that now. Now you're gonna do this right. Now you can do that race. That's kind of like a more old fashioned formula. But sometimes I just want the game to kind of be designed for me and tell me what it wants me to do next. And I'll go do that thing. It's very, very different schools are thought on this. And I think, you know, the open world is not good or bad. It's how do you implement that open world? And we know that because we've seen good open worlds and bad open worlds and good implementations about implementation. So something like sonic, I could certainly see how it could work. But again, I'll reserve judgment on it until I see how they actually implement it and execute it. But I don't think that open world is just necessary. It is a necessary evolution of every kind of game. I agree. First in games, eventually you have to go open world. Sonic game platform goes, they all eventually have to go open world. You have to look at the kind of game and what's the foundation of the universe and the character in the world that you have and ask yourself is an open world execution appropriate for this particular game. It's not inevitable in every in every case. And that last sentence right there is exactly why I look at this and I go, do I want this? Is this something that gets me excited? Because I love sonic as you know Gary and as many people know. I also love breath of the wild. And here's the my thing. I do this all the time. And I am probably the world's biggest culprit when it comes to this because I'm breath of the wild's number one fan..

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

06:28 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Handheld only switch light indicating the company doesn't anticipate addition to outsell the others by large margin. So basically, it's not doing too great, but there are a new number of mitigating factors to it. My question and they're not intending to do a price cut. My question to you blessing is is a surprise and what do you think this means for if that four K switch exists? Do you recommend Nintendo is like, well, we've got to push that one out because we need to make our money back on this one, or is it the case of do you think that that train will keep rolling? This is very fascinating because this is the opposite of the new story that we talked about yesterday with the switch oled. Because the story yesterday was about the UK launch being significantly bigger than the switch light launch in the UK. And so to get these numbers in Japan, I think, you know, this all very much points to supply, and where we're at in terms of chips and shortages and all that. Regarding the four K which, I think, Nintendo, the way that Nintendo operates with this stuff, very much is, you know, they kind of go with the flow and they go with the numbers. And as long as they're seeing sustained sales they're pretty good at riding that wave. I look at something like Mario kart, right and how we haven't seen a new Mario kart in Asia and how for me, I don't expect to see a new Mario kart announced anytime soon. Because Mario kart 8 deluxe continues to sell like hot cakes, like people still show up and buy that game. And because that game isn't dropping in sales, you're not going to launch a new one. I kind of see a similar thing here where as long as the oled is sustaining. I don't expect to see a switch quote unquote pro, a four K switch for at least another year. You know, I think the demand for switch pro. A demand for any kind of switch is kind of there. You know, the switch is a popular enough console to where the panel can release any kind of switch, and I think people will show up for it, and it's going to sell. And it's going to be good because it is the switch. And they have a loyal enough audience that is going to show up for whatever version of the console they're going to drop. A four K, which I think I think the demand is there mainly because people want to switch that can look nicer on the TV. People want to switch that can be not necessarily comparable to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but something that you can play into your TV and look at it and go, oh, this is hot. This looks crisp. This looks nice. I think people want that resolution. But with where shortages are at, I don't expect to see that until at the very least a year from now. Yeah, it will be interesting to see what happens to the sales of these consoles as the kind of component shortages starts to ease off. We don't know how that is, but I imagine that once that eases off a bit and there are a little more available, the OID models adoption rate is going to skyrocket. But for now, it seems like the other two consoles, the other two iterations are what keep things chug along. But together, like you said, they will maintain until they need to, which is I guess it could be a lot worse for Nintendo. But it also does speak to the idea that many people may feel that it's not a significant enough upgrade for them to really even jump on board and get involved with. So we'll see how that plays out. And I think the place where the oled switch comes in, puts it in an interesting place because this Bloomberg article presents the original switch sales in 2017, which of course oled or ignore the switch slide are going to reach the height of those because it's a new console. There's new Zelda marios platoon, all these things that we're feeding into that, which is going to lead to that console, selling way more. But then the switch light being the cheaper unit, which I think there is a lot more explicit reason for an audience to want to double dip on something like a switch light than the OLED. The fact that the LED is still doing as good as it is doing with it being I feel like less of a must buy than the other two switch models so far. I think puts it in a very good place because, you know, for me, I wasn't even looking forward to buying the oled switch. But as soon as it came out and as soon as me and Kevin went hung out on Friday and I picked up his switch oled, I was like, shoot, maybe I do need to get one of these because this thing looks nice. And you're saying enough of the hardcore Nintendo audience show up for this thing because it is launching alongside something like metroid dread and you are going to have games like Pokémon brilliant diamond and pearl and you're going to have Pokémon legends, RCS. And I think enough switch games coming out over the horizon that are going to bring people in. And I think that's going to I think that's going to work in the favor of whatever the next switch model is as well. Like when the switch pro comes out, let's say theoretically, fall 2022 if we're lucky or maybe 2023 fall 2024 if Nintendo is like fuck you guys, you guys are buying those at anyway. If that comes out alongside a Zelda or a Mario or whatever the big Nintendo titles other time are, I think that's going to bode well for how that console sells as well. I think very much is determined by the temperature of the year in the software and I think people are going to show up for it regardless. Yeah, I agree. I mean, one of the games that people want to show up for to the switch that is available now is my tri dread. And if our next story is any indication, dread is doing extremely well. The story comes from VGC, the homie Andy Robinson, who has written up dread has already outsold nearly every metroid game in Japan, which is some you absolutely love to see it news. Metroid dread has enjoyed a strong first week in Japan and already outsold nearly every other installment in the region and its opening few days. According to the latest Japanese sales data collected by famitsu, which shows the dread that dread sold some 86,798 copies during his first three days on sale, making it the bestselling game for the week ended October 10th. According to the website, game day or library, which collates Japanese sales data since 1995, dread smashes the first week sales record for every installment released during this period. Data for the first three metroid games is not included. The data also suggests that in just three days, dread has outsold the lifetime sales of nearly every metric game in Japan, excluding fusion, which was 2003, hunters, 2006. And the original metroid the data for super metroid and metroid isn't available unfortunately..

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

14:59 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"That says absolutely no connection between this person that you can clearly tell who it is and my character. I'd like to talk more about the the book but this is a podcast about lighthouses In theory at least and If we do make maybe a really sharp turn here. A little segue into Just talking a little bit about lighthouses. I know You have not written any books. On the local lighthouses. But i used to write articles for your website about them. Lighthouses are obviously part of our local Landscape and history and connected to too many of the stories. You've written about in many ways. So what do you think are lighthouses. Mean to the new hampshire seacoast Both in the past and presently would you say well it's harder write about our local lighthouses because between you and jane porter's book which is huge about the three friendly edifices the three lighthouses here I've written a lot about white island. Lighthouse ironically my next book is a history of newcastle island. There will be a whole page on this lighthouse. On the on the portsmouth harbor lighthouse and my book after that is called sixteen twenty three which is about the founding of new hampshire the settlement which was is directly across in live from where the white house is now and everything seems to center around that has it. Should i mean these. Things are massive and iconic. I'm i'm finishing a book now on the north church. Well what are the two icons of the the three icons of the seacoast are the north church the lighthouses and the tugboats. I mean if you're gonna make a t shirt or a poster. That's what you put. When i first started my website in the ninety s i stole an image of the lighthouse. And i'm just thinking. How often the i kind of daily newspaper still soul whaleback. We take these things when technically in many ways we should be paying a fee. If it was any other house we'd be sued for using these images but there's so iconic you know and so that's that's the sadness of of the whole process is that we tend to think of things that are super iconic as something that should always be there and that we own and we don't you know the it took a million and a half dollars to repair the steeple downtown at the north church. These are really really important. I mean i've been in and out of this harbour on tall ships and catamaran's and speed boats and gundel os and canoes rowing shells. And you know where you are totally because of that lighthouse. I mean that's what tells you. It's not just that you're entering the ocean and the the you know the current is picking up and it's getting scary. It's that lighthouse. Is the thing you look up at and say okay. Everything's all right. I'm going to be okay. They are massively humming and helpful and yet we don't think of it that way because we're so used to them you know they're kind of like our parents or our own home or something which is why the work that you guys do so astonishing because you have to do the work that the rest of us aren't doing you know we're just appropriating enjoying and and you're actually keeping these things standing operating and well you have to pat yourself on the back for that because you know it just imagined the work that it takes. Well i know the work that it takes. Because i've seen you guys doing it over the years and you know i'm working on the cover for that book and the first thing we did was say you know what are we gonna put on the cover. We all said the lighthouse and nobody called on the phone. Said hi can use the lighthouse. You know because we assume that that is the symbol of it's symbolic of so many things. I mean it's symbolic of safety and all the things that make us feel more comfortable about our lives and it. It's a big deal. I mean back in the. I still have toilet paper with Lighthouses on it and towels lighthouses on it. You know because back we used to shop at the lighthouse. Everything all your lighthouse needs. But we're we're not doing the work you guys are doing the work and i think that's that's what's important you know. Something was said the other day to make all you have to put a lighthouse on the cover. And i said yes. I really want well. Those lighthouse people are just like you know the and just try to explain how important those late how people are. I'm gonna steal it and the us we'll send you a check. We wanna build a daca whaleback lighthouse. We need a lot of money. And that's That's one of the aims right now. Can we go to whaleback when we get a doctor when we get a few hundred thousand dollars to to get that bill well but having inside white light and inside four points right you know. We'll back is the is the winner. That's that that's the one we really want to see. Well i always attracted to the offshore so called wave swept lighthouses like whaleback. And i've taken pictures of waves going more than seventy feet up in the air and they hit the rocks out there. So it's a very dramatic place and you're right about the fact that a lot of people take it for granted when the images of lighthouses all over the place Kind of appropriate the The images and it's kind of interesting. That the portsmouth herald the portsmouth. New hampshire newspaper used whaleback lighthouses their logo which is kittery kittery maine just barely but I don't. I'm sure they didn't realize that it was just. It's a local. If i get to the third novel point graves and then jones bones comes out that i have to kill somebody in the lighthouse. That's that's up to you but Or bad publicity. Because anytime you're walking stairs you can't think of anything else but yeah right well. We already have people. A lot of people are familiar with our go stories. We have a portsmouth. Harbor lighthouse in white island is also known for to go stories whale back. Not so much but So you'd be kind of feeding into that Macabre back a little inaccessible to go. It's not right too hard for them to get there. There's not enough visitors to scare to keep them going but No i just you know when you asked me to do this. I was just thinking boy. I it will be on the cover of the next of the book coming out on newcastle. You know all of us need to realize that how incredibly difficult it must be for you guys to just keep these things standing and and i still don't think most people understand the situation. I don't think most people understand that the coast guard is still running them to clarify. First of all The american lighthouse foundation. Which i'm president of. Oh we own whaleback lighthouse and we have a license with the coast guard to care for portsmouth. Harbor lighthouse aka fort point light and newcastle We've been taking care of that for twenty years. white island. light is owned by the state of new hampshire. And as you've written quite a bit about over the years the An organization called the lighthouse. Kids made up of local school. Kids raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for that one but You're you're right. The coastguard aids abrogation teams still. Take care of the lights. In many cases the actual navigational light and of a fog signal thurs one but organizations like ours are taking care of the The actual structures because the coast guard doesn't have the money anymore. Unfortunately let me let me ask you another question which you've kind of already answered to to some degree but just a big Kind of blanket question of why should historic buildings And lighthouses being one Brand of historic buildings. Why should historic buildings be preserved. They're the touchdown to the past. I mean you know there it. I mean we increasingly you know when you touch half the new buildings down in downtown portsmouth. You feel nothing. I mean it's just we know what it is. You know it's a it's a big tall metal structure with a brick facade. That supposed to look like something old. But it isn't but when you go into the warner house or the john paul jones hus- i mean it was just in the warner house. The other day and weren't houses built in seventeen fifteen seventeen sixteen the mural on the inside of the warner house is the oldest mural been on the wall where it is in in america. It's the painting of a couple of native americans and all kinds of is sitting right there. When you go into holly's library. The little girl lived there all the books that her parents brought over in the seventeen hundreds her libraries sitting right there. When you when you touch the bureau in her bedroom or you walk through these places this is it this is. This is where we connect with the past. And as you probably know. I mean i'm getting indications from my publishers that people would like Less history more nostalgia is the comment that i got the other day because people aren't clicking on history as much as they used to and so. I don't think that we have lost connection to history. I just think that you know one hundred forty character world in which you know everything has to fit has a picture of a little kitty on it and has to fit in a tiny little space. I think we are actually aching for a connection to the past and these these are the connections and even when people come to modern day portsmouth and they see these. They're not really skyscrapers. This skyscrapers to us. They're more than three stories high. But when they see these modern buildings they may be coming for designer beer or they need coming from for some sort of festival or something but this place is anchored by the fact that every few feet or blocks you walk. There is a colonial house there is something old. There is something that happened in the past. We're like you know. This town is kind of like the freedom trail in boston. And we got john paul jones we got and maybe our opinion of these people has changed a lot. It become more realistic with our understanding of black history women's history and all these things but you can walk through portsmouth and touch things that are hundreds and hundreds of years old and have been there since for all that time period. I think that's critical to us knowing who we are. I couldn't agree more. And of course very well said and as somebody who has an instagram account for his cat. I'll try to resent what you said there but okay but yeah no. I understand completely what you're saying. I it's the the one hundred forty character world. Th there's a lot of short attention spans going around these days recently criticizes sized one of my hardcover books. And i said what did you think of it. And they said it was too heavy. How many ways. Yeah you know it's like but you know i'm a bit. I because of my eyesight. I use electronic media all the time. I'm i'm constantly. I read everything on a kindle. There's no reason we can't connect the two. It's just that you can't you can't touch a electronic device and feel something whereas when you go to you know the fort point light and put your hand on it and walk up that stairway and as we have done walk out onto the parapet there or look at the the upper area there. It's absolutely a different experience than looking at it on your cellphone. Yes right and that's why we're always trying to get get people to experience it especially kids. It's hard to be bored when you're climbing that staircase you know because you can't stop you can't not think of the people that had to trudge up and down that stairway and to keep that light going and then that makes you think of the people on the ship and then that makes you think you know it. It expands outward and again. That's part of the idea of pointed graves was that i wanted to have a voice from the past talking about the past to contemporary characters. But without boring you and and this is the tricky part. You know when. You're writing what i did was called narrative nonfiction. We're using the tools of fiction all the time because if we don't our readers just buzz out you. People have very short. I read every shakespeare. Play all of chaucer. I you know. I read chaucer in middle english and beowulf in the early stuff. People don't do that anymore. I mean maybe they do in school. But you know what what i do in newspapers is now when i read a normal article. It's now referred to as long form writing as if you know as opposed to twitter. Yeah watch out is more than a paragraph here. And when i do hardcover books i always think of it in layers. You know the first thing is that people look at the pictures so there's hundreds of pictures and they read the captions and then ten years later they call me back and say hey i just read your book you know. It's been sitting on the coffee table for ten years and it never occurred to me. There will words in it. That's fine with me because that's how a brain works it's okay But so this is very scary to me because this is the first time i've ever done a book that's not full. The pictures we're visual beings need. We want started out reading books. You know i say this. A lot of people reading books are going to the theater. Even is is hard work. It's work it's not like sitting in front of the tv set and letting it wash all over you know at so. That's the difference between in many ways. Between what i'm doing is that now i have to create those images in.

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

07:43 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Huge parking garage in portsmouth which is always a big argument that goes on for decades and whether or not that parking lot is about to be built on upon the ancient african american burying ground that no one has seen for a couple of hundred years and so it gave me the opportunity to you. Know there's a mayor and there there's a city manager that if you live around portsmouth you will instantly. No but i denied everything because you know in fiction you just infliction you. Just put that little thing in the front. That says absolutely no connection between this person that you can clearly tell who it is and my character. I'd like to talk more about the the book but this is a podcast about lighthouses In theory at least and If we do make maybe a really sharp turn here. A little segue into Just talking a little bit about lighthouses. I know You have not written any books. On the local lighthouses. But i used to write articles for your website about them. Lighthouses are obviously part of our local Landscape and history and connected to too many of the stories. You've written about in many ways. So what do you think are lighthouses. Mean to the new hampshire seacoast Both in the past and presently would you say well it's harder write about our local lighthouses because between you and jane porter's book which is huge about the three friendly edifices the three lighthouses here I've written a lot about white island. Lighthouse ironically my next book is a history of newcastle island. There will be a whole page on this lighthouse. On the on the portsmouth harbor lighthouse and my book after that is called sixteen twenty three which is about the founding of new hampshire the settlement which was is directly across in live from where the white house is now and everything seems to center around that has it. Should i mean these. Things are massive and iconic. I'm i'm finishing a book now on the north church. Well what are the two icons of the the three icons of the seacoast are the north church the lighthouses and the tugboats. I mean if you're gonna make a t shirt or a poster. That's what you put. When i first started my website in the ninety s i stole an image of the lighthouse. And i'm just thinking. How often the i kind of daily newspaper still soul whaleback. We take these things when technically in many ways we should be paying a fee. If it was any other house we'd be sued for using these images but there's so iconic you know and so that's that's the sadness of of the whole process is that we tend to think of things that are super iconic as something that should always be there and that we own and we don't you know the it took a million and a half dollars to repair the steeple downtown at the north church. These are really really important. I mean i've been in and out of this harbour on tall ships and catamaran's and speed boats and gundel os and canoes rowing shells. And you know where you are totally because of that lighthouse. I mean that's what tells you. It's not just that you're entering the ocean and the the you know the current is picking up and it's getting scary. It's that lighthouse. Is the thing you look up at and say okay. Everything's all right. I'm going to be okay. They are massively humming and helpful and yet we don't think of it that way because we're so used to them you know they're kind of like our parents or our own home or something which is why the work that you guys do so astonishing because you have to do the work that the rest of us aren't doing you know we're just appropriating enjoying and and you're actually keeping these things standing operating and well you have to pat yourself on the back for that because you know it just imagined the work that it takes. Well i know the work that it takes. Because i've seen you guys doing it over the years and you know i'm working on the cover for that book and the first thing we did was say you know what are we gonna put on the cover. We all said the lighthouse and nobody called on the phone. Said hi can use the lighthouse. You know because we assume that that is the symbol of it's symbolic of so many things. I mean it's symbolic of safety and all the things that make us feel more comfortable about our lives and it. It's a big deal. I mean back in the. I still have toilet paper with Lighthouses on it and towels lighthouses on it. You know because back we used to shop at the lighthouse. Everything all your lighthouse needs. But we're we're not doing the work you guys are doing the work and i think that's that's what's important you know. Something was said the other day to make all you have to put a lighthouse on the cover. And i said yes. I really want well. Those lighthouse people are just like you know the and just try to explain how important those late how people are. I'm gonna steal it and the us we'll send you a check. We wanna build a daca whaleback lighthouse. We need a lot of money. And that's That's one of the aims right now. Can we go to whaleback when we get a doctor when we get a few hundred thousand dollars to to get that bill well but having inside white light and inside four points right you know. We'll back is the is the winner. That's that that's the one we really want to see. Well i always attracted to the offshore so called wave swept lighthouses like whaleback. And i've taken pictures of waves going more than seventy feet up in the air and they hit the rocks out there. So it's a very dramatic place and you're right about the fact that a lot of people take it for granted when the images of lighthouses all over the place Kind of appropriate the The images and it's kind of interesting. That the portsmouth herald the portsmouth. New hampshire newspaper used whaleback lighthouses their logo which is kittery kittery maine just barely but I don't. I'm sure they didn't realize that it was just. It's a local. If i get to the third novel point graves and then jones bones comes out that i have to kill somebody in the lighthouse. That's that's up to you but Or bad publicity. Because anytime you're walking stairs you can't think of anything else but yeah right well. We already have people. A lot of people are familiar with our go stories. We have a portsmouth. Harbor lighthouse in white island is also known for to go stories whale back. Not so much but So you'd be kind of feeding into that Macabre back a little inaccessible to go. It's not right too hard for them to get there. There's not enough visitors to scare to keep them going but No i just you know when you asked me to do this. I was just thinking boy. I it will be on the cover of the next of the book coming out on newcastle. You know all of us need to realize that how.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

13:57 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Lighthouse owner Lighthouse preservationists although he has written a number of articles about white island. Lighthouse off the new hampshire coast near here in my conversation with him. A couple weeks ago. We talked about his new novel and about the process of writing fiction versus nonfiction. But we also talked about dennis's ideas about the iconic importance of the local lighthouses and dennis had some interesting observations. He's always good interesting things to say. I love talking with them. Let's listen to my conversation with jay. Dennis robinson now. I am speaking today with my friend. Author and historian j dennis robinson. Thank you so much for being with me today. Denis eight germany so When i first moved to portsmouth new hampshire about twenty years ago. I i very quickly learned that dennis is the historian for the new hampshire seacoast region and point of graves is Dennis's first full length novel. I think i have that right. Dennis right it is your first full length novel right. It is it's fully lengthy so what led to the writing of point of graves and partout of that question is what was the process of writing it like for you. Actually i know very clearly what led to it Friend of mine. Rod philbrick is a sort of famous a young adult author. He wrote freak the mighty and Fire pony and a lot of other novels and we used to sit around and talk on friday nights. Kind of like a little literary cluster. That would hang out at this club. And i was writing non nonfiction books. I have written twelve history books. Now you kept saying to him rod rod. That's what you do is so easy. You just make it up. you know. you don't have to do what i do. You don't have to do all the hard work. And and a hardcover book that i work on takes about three years and he was challenging me back. You know anybody can look up stuff and write about it and what you do so easy. What i do is hard. So i said oh. Yeah well Why don't i just write a novel. And six months later. I handed him the novel and he's he read it and he said you know this isn't terrible and that actually turned out to be what's going to be the second book in the series which is called jones bones. This is actually a three parter. Well it could be a three parter. If i can afford the first part and that kind of kicked around and then i actually wrote the first part and it's very weird. I mean you know i've written. I've been calculating off. And on. But i think somewhere near three thousand history articles published and so that's a lot of stuff to be banging around in a very small brain and it's all still there you know you'd think that if you write an article and i do about one hundred pieces a year for the newspaper that it would be gone but it's all still there and so between the twelve books and thousands of articles and you have to tell the truth you have to be honest and you have to do a lot of research you know. It can take weeks and weeks and months to do research for a short article you know. Put the the the novel aside for years. And then this whole indie book thing has become quite a process. I mean you can do your own book. Nowadays in shockingly so. I just thought i just finished a book on the music hall in portsmouth which took another. Three years had three hundred photographs. There's design phase the printing. You wait for the books that come back. And i just thought wow you know so. I pulled out this novel idea and yes. I have to admit that there was a concept the concept the original concept was so many historic houses and sites and portsmouth which i know way to well what if i started a series of books in which somebody was murdered in each of the historic houses which you know means that i had a lot of material. You know sue grafton did what almost the entire alphabet with her alphabet. Murders so anyway. That's the idea and in this one the character that's found dead in the first chapter because somebody said to me. Kill somebody in the first chapter and i never get to kill anybody. You know books. There are already did so. This headline in the newspaper imaginary headline just came to me. And i just thought you know. The headline was dead. Man found in cemetery. And i just imagined if i was working for a newspaper. How much how fun it would be to put that headline in the local newspaper and that ended up being the first chapter. Which does a character who is found dead of an apparent suicide in the north church cemetery or the north cemetery. Which if you're from portsmouth is very famous as William whipple of signer of the declaration is there and john langdon and prince whipple The enslaved character william whipple. And it's right across the street from what used to be the newspaper office. And i just like the opening idea that there was a dead guy sitting across from the newspaper office but nobody noticed. You know it's kind of shocking. What when you reach a certain age. How much stuff is floating around in your head but the big deal between rawdon myself was that he said you know. It's it's all about dialogue. You've got to have a slot you've gotta have setting but you've got to be able to dialogue and i can do dialogue. I mean i could always do dialogue. I wrote plays my life. But i didn't know i could write dialogue because you know when you right history when you write dialogue. You're basically quoting probably something that somebody wrote rather than said and i apparently have an ear for dialogue. Because i've been getting all these people who amazingly aren't related to me and like the book they keep mentioning the dialogue and the characters and the characters very alive. And of course you know you're burying a lot of yourself or on earth a lot of yourself so at one point. I rented the carriage house at the john. Paul jones house museum. And that's where i main character ends up living as the caretaker. I was thinking you know. Maybe i'd be happier if i was the caretaker instead of doing what i do. And he's a nearsighted person. Like i am and he has a partner from the past who disappeared in shocking way which i had and these characters. He hangs around at the app and on the lot which i do. So there's that element of it but yes there. Was this idea. The other thing that bothered me was that i read so many mystery. Books are books in which you get to the end and you're not happy you know it's like jeeze is cheesy and it was the one legged man and you find out. Oh there were two one legged man. But he didn't know that we're too. And i signed the endings very unsatisfying. And i guess the other element the two other elements were that. I wanted to promote portsmouth as a place to come to and somebody even noted that you could use the novel point of graves. Almost like a walking tour portsmouth. Because pretty much everything that i talk about. The historic stuff is real and but it's not historic fiction in the sense that it's we're not in the eighteen hundreds of the seventeen hundreds. We're in sort of now. We're in kind of a now a very modern time period but my territories. A bit of a luddite. He doesn't have a cell phone and then the other element was that i. I can't help it you know i was a teacher. I'm an educator content provider. So how could i get away with talking about portsmouth. History in you talk about in terms of the of the murder and very important to me was the black history portsmouth which is just huge. It's massive you know. I've been writing about black history and portsmouth for twenty five years and it's now become as it should have been an extremely important point of view for looking at portsmouth because portsmouth. There was a lot of slavery and discrimination and enforcement so that became kind of a sub subtext. so yes. it's it's everything that you shouldn't do in a novel it's kind of like constructive it's it's a travelogue But it all depends on whether you love the characters. I did not know that until the first dozen people that i sent the book to started reading it and their response was hey. I really liked the characters and so i thought okay well. Let's let's keep this going and if if it survives there will be at least two more in which some of the puzzles setup in the first novel will reveal themselves over the next two novels Yeah don't give too much away but you know you mentioned Your your friends Quote there is looking at the quotes in the back of the book. And i don't see this isn't terrible on there. That seems like maybe. I should have been on there but i reserve that. That may be on the amazon Order page i think what it came right down to it rod a little kinder in his final review but I think it was just a bit of a surprise. Because you don't know but a lot of writers urge sean writers but you know. I have done poetry. I've done scripts done coupla hundred video script and it. It's like being a carpenter that can make something on a turning wheel but also knows how you know these are graphs these things you learn. I mean at my age. I no longer think of it as something. Miraculously thing it's it is a craft. It is something you know. You write three thousand one thousand word essays. I mean if you asked me to write a one thousand word essay now. I can sit down and when i stopped it will be at somewhere between one thousand and one thousand three words on the face. Yeah well you do right great dialogue. There's no doubt about that. I was going to mention that. And i know how hard that is a little secret. Between you and me. I started Probably at least five years ago trying to write novel. And i wrote about one hundred pages and put it aside. I was happy with how it started. That i wasn't that happy with it after a while. So i you know. It's been simmering back there. And i haven't given up on it but my biggest problem was writing dialogue You know. I think. I'm pretty good at writing description but to write realistic. Both realistic but interesting. Dialogue is is a real real skill. an art form that you've You've mastered thing about dialogue. I think is that. I have really bad eyesight. I mean you know. Twenty twenty is good. My eyesight is twenty six hundred. So it's kinda like a spiderman thing is that if one of your senses is not functioning at full force other senses. Pick up and fill in and your ears. I am very attuned to what i hear. And so you know when you grow up. It's kind of a ward smith person one of those little nerdy kids that likes words when they're little and then you lose some of your visual ability you're hearing picks up and you're very attuned to. I was always one of those people. Who was you know when somebody would say something. Really weird in a restaurant. I would scribble it down on a napkin and say i'm gonna use this later but i never did. It becomes part of of your tool kit of skills. I love the You're talking about the the use of the historic homes and everything else and in portsmouth. One of the statements on the back of the book. One of the recommendations. I i love as the let's see the author. Alice boat right of seattle. Said you basically that you celebrate in dissect your new hampshire hometown portsmouth. Which i think is a really good putting dissect is real interesting word to us considering the the subject matter. I have a lot to say about my hometown. That isn't nice and to me. You know you can't really work that into a book about the history of an accent murder on the all the shows you know. And they're and it's simmering but it always bothered me. That people are particularly older people which some of us have become because they get cranky and they start moaning about how. I didn't think it would happen to us. You know. I thought we would be different. But a lot of people in their elder years begin to complain about everything and people are very upset. That portsmouth is becoming a city toll buildings and it sounds like the same crankiness that people said back in the old days when we were young and we were saying. Yeah but it's vital it's picking up and yes. Some of these buildings are ugly but then it occurred to me. Wow you can kind of use this stuff and fixing the you know. It's kinda like a recent valve so there may be a fair amount of because part of the plot revolves around.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

01:57 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"It was a real pleasure. Talking with andy robinson. I'm looking forward to seeing the california lighthouse. Society develop over time. And as i said in the interview. It's an idea whose time has come. So we have another guest today. Chalon ah please help me tell our listeners. About j dennis robbins. Some church jeremy j. Dennis robinson properly columnist lecturer in public historian. Living in portsmouth the new hampshire seacoast. He's the author of a dozen books on topics ranging from jesse james child labor exploitation. Disturb.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

05:26 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Programs or something like that andy. What types of social media you think would be good to go after to attract more of a younger audience to lighthouse preservation. I think definitely instagram's probably the main one especially given that we're dealing with lighthouses and lighthouses. It's a very visual topic. Light hazardous a lot of them are in such beautiful locations so definitely instagram for young people may be ticked talk. But i'm not on there. So i'm i'm not maybe the one to ask about that. We are not yet on there yet. Yeah but but instagram is. I would say the main one on and again not such a natural fit because lighthouses as i said are so beautiful and if we did more aggressive promotion of lighthouses on instagram that would really send a lot of people their way. Will you mentioned that. You're inspired by obsolete before instagram existed. A book a white house photo so it's Basically the same thing just digital right absolutely took talks a great idea you know. We are producing videos. That are going on the us. La chess youtube channel but He does not have a talk account yet. But that's something we should consider. Say it's an art form in itself creating those those little video. So so what can people expect handy By the time this podcast episode released or will there be ways for them to get more information absolutely so few days after the podcast is released. We should have an email going out and that will have more information on. We'll have a website And you can learn more about what we're going to be doing. Hopefully upcoming events and ways you can donate this pug has at least also be posted on the us. Elliot's news blog as well as on facebook so as stay tuned absolutely. I'll just mentioned to that. I think because the us line say he was founded in california. We do have an extensive hoover people there in that state that are interested in preserving lighthouses. We definitely reaching out to everybody in california that are members and past members of the society. That a lot of what we're doing. so andy. Do you have any closing thoughts about the chapter doctor or california lighthouses or anything else related. Yeah i just want to say you know. First of all. I wanna thank both of you. Both jeff and jeremy for supporting this denver. I i really can't thank you guys enough. I really appreciate your input in your willingness to support means something like this. I know it's kind of a big leap. So i'm really happy that you guys are so willing to do this Andy is not that big of a leap really. We've been discussing for a long time about how you would be able to attract again the younger generation into the lighthouse preservation movement. It makes total sense for somebody like you and your age to communicate with people of your age. It makes total sense. I'm so excited to see how you develop the chapter and how it grows and how successful you are. I think it's going to be great. I second everything you said. Said jeff It's it's just a perfect idea. It's like You know it's one of those ideas when somebody says it you think white. Has anybody done that yet. But you have the energy and the intelligence in the you know the enthusiasm to to make this happen so we thank you for doing what you're doing. Yeah i think jeremy's a good point the enthusiasm that's what it's all about having The drive to keep pushing board. Even when you're gonna hit setbacks in you're going to get people who tell you every which way opinion and you just have to go with your heart and and make sure this works and I think you have the ability to do that. I just hope that you now with with something like this. I hope it it just gets people excited and i hope it helps people you know maybe v lighthouses in a new lens for people aren't really interested. I know people will see lighthouses on postcards and south but i hope that kind of tying all the california lighthouses together and fundraising for them throwing events at them. I hope that just gets people excited. And and helps people view them in lighthouses in a new way that they never really had before late has such a big part of the story of california and i think we just really want to celebrate that i look i like what you say andy about getting lighthouses working together as well a lot of times i find especially in a big state like california one. Lighthouse doesn't know what the other one's doing and they don't communicate with each other. There's power in numbers so being bring all the california has together is hugely important. And i think you have the ability to do that. Were on the same page with this. There's no doubt about that. That's a lot of what what the. Us la chess overall is all about is getting these people to communicate all working for the same goal. Certainly with this podcast. What i'm trying to do with this podcast too. So andy Amen to everything You said about your goals is just fantastic. I wish you all the success in the world and we'll be working with you and helping whoever we can this things move forward so thank you. Jeff gaels for taking part in this conversation today.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

08:34 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Location of into gorda. The lighthouse itself is in pretty rough condition. I would say solar. It's still there is just the lighthouse and the oil house and you can kind of climb in it. Although i would not recommend it definitely not structurally sound. But it's still there and there's kind of some remnants of the old keeper's quarters which i think used to look sort of like how the keeper's houses look to point cabrillo to get an image in your mind but essentially you know there's some station roads in the sincere lions and was very piece fall and it was. It was really like kind of a humbling experience to be there in just such a remote on inspiring location. So i can imagine. I've been to patrol california before and i've never Taken that hike. Out to ponta gordon just because of the difficulty of it so i give you credit for doing that and interesting to hear what's out there like the sea. Lions are the light housekeepers now. Absolutely it's one of the california laid houses i have not seen. But maybe i'll it back out there and attempt that hike some time. So andy What has made you decide to start a california chapter of the us lighthouse society. As i said i've always been really interested in lighthouses. I think there's just something really alluring to them. And i think not only are they just really incredibly beautiful but i think just sort of the community around them is really exciting to me. You know it's it's a group of people who are really passionate and invested in lighthouses. Every time i go to a lighthouse you always meet someone new and yeah the you know. The beauty of lighthouses combined with the community was really what led me to consider. There's not a to my understanding a statewide organization in the state of california dedicated to lighthouse preservation. We've got a number of very strong regional organizations for the specific lighthouses. But we do not have a statewide organization like you know or a region-wide organization like you do in some other areas where lighthouses are closer together. And i thought that you know this is a really great opportunity to do something really exciting and help these lighthouses. Out and ultimately the goal is to encourage people visit these lighthouses and to preserve these lighthouses for future generations. And you know there's just so much opportunity to increase visitation in preservation. All that stuff so sounds good to me. And what are some of the types of things you envision. The southern california chapter doing i think the main kind of big picture the goals of to unite the state's lighthouses and kind of make it more of a cohesive unit in create opportunities for people to see multiple lighthouses at once in in like a really unified. Like i said cohesive manner so that could include creating itineraries and having them each lighthouse and we could also consider doing specific events. I'm at at lighthouses. Doing lighthouse challenges. I know that's a big thing that people are excited about a new jersey. Lighthouse challenge maryland. Lighthouse challenged that's definitely something. We could do although california's a huge state. So obviously it would be more regional effort and then we also interested in you know maybe having cruises in the bay area the bayer is kind of the one place where we have a bunch of. I'm really interesting historic lighthouses all in the same compact region. So that's definitely something we're going to consider really just like creating special experiences to get people to visit lighthouses. Maybe lighthouse festivals. Was another idea in this. Would really i would hope get local businesses involved. Get people really excited in these communities as well and kind of more broadly. I would hope that you know this is something that not just people who are interested in lighthouses would wanna get excited about. There's just so much lighthouses in california. Especially they're they're so intertwined with the history of the state and the communities in the state and there's just so many. I think it's just exciting to look at the bigger all sounds great to me a lot of good ideas that certainly no one to the possibilities confirmed there is no statewide looking at california lighthouses so it will be something that is unique and i think it's an excellent idea california's a big state and almost like a small country if you look at it that way and there's a lot of opportunity and obviously of course the goal is to raise money for lighthouses. Well i mean that's that's kind of the biggest goal here is to preserve the lighthouses themselves. Were thinking about doing a preservation grant system. That's in the works. So stay tuned for that. We're hoping to raise money to preserve lighthouses and dole money out to specific lighthouses and maintaining lighthouses. Of course incredibly expensive. Obviously you know the ocean can cro- things and it's a challenge and so hopefully this organization can help significantly how a lot of these lighthouses. I liked what you were saying about the other subjects that people are interested in that are connected. The white house's bring everybody into the lighthouse preservation movement whether they're interested in the ocean or oceanography or geology or archaeology anything of that the natural environment old. that's connected to lighthouse preservation. So in of course there's a lot of out in california particularly in the era of the pandemic. I think a lot of people are really eager to get out. And i really hope that we can kind of promote this organization as a way to promote people getting out and seeing lighthouses which are located in some. I think california's must be in full natural environments. And i was thinking is it's always like a sorta like a two prong attack. In a way you know getting people to experience the lighthouses and raising money for them really go hand in hand obviously up to expose people to lighthouses. Educate them to some degree and they'll the more a they know the more they appreciate them. The more the one who help out financially and to volunteer And i'm sure you'll be looking for volunteers eventually to to help with some of these efforts. Yeah absolutely again like my big hope is that we can really involve a broad range of people on whether they're interested in lighthouses specifically or not. I really wanna emphasized that if we were able to for example. Throw a lighthouse festival. I was saying earlier. We could get local businesses to sell the products at the lighthouse. And i think people would be really excited about that and try to get local schools involved helping out with volunteering at lighthouses. So i think there's there's so many directions we could go with this. And i really have a lot of hope for the kind of community. Spirit that something like this could bring. It's a an idea whose time has come. And i think you're the right person to To take this forward Let me ask a question. That's a little bit It's related but it's still a little bit off topic. Andy do you have any more thoughts about Ways young people ways. We meaning those of us who have been involved in lighthouse preservation for a long time. When are getting getting any younger. You have any thoughts about ways to get young people involved in Being interest in lighthouses in helping to preserve lighthouses. I think kind of a couple of things. I definitely think that increasing promotion of lighthouses on social media's really important that's where a lot of young people are on social media and i know that lighthouses such as point cabrillo who you interviewed earlier. They have a very robust social media campaign. And i think that helps them law and i think that really attracts people to lighthouses. Is you see these. Beautiful pictures of lighthouses. In that makes you wanna go visit. So i definitely think that social media is really key ingredient to this and as i said earlier i think other than social media especially for people local communities. I think it's a lot about you getting people in those local towns or cities or wherever to visit the lighthouse and be connected to it in some substantial way. You know whether that be like volunteering or educational.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

07:52 min | 11 months ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Light Hearted

"A high school student and palo alto california. Who's starting a new california chapter of the. Us lighthouse society the society director. Jeff gaels will be joining me for that interview. And then we'll be talking with my friend. J dennis robinson who is the historian for the new hampshire seacoast region will be talking about his new book. That just came out which is a mystery novel with lots of history extent. High should mention that. It's a coincidence that both of our guests today have the name robinson. They are not at least as far as i know. They're not related to each other. We're well into september now. So how's your summer bench alana. Any lighthouse visits. Somebody's been going great. No white house visits yet. But i'm hoping to get one or two in this month. Perhaps for my birthday just trying to figure out how to get back out there and visit some lighthouses safely. I'm figuring out which ones. I wanna visit so excited you know. I'm really anxious to get back out there. So hopefully i'll be able to do that. You know sometime this month and next month perhaps yeah well you know. I went Well over a year without visiting any lighthouses but I've had some really interesting lighthouse. Visits lately have gone to straits with island and massachusetts tarpaulin cove. Light on sean island Also massachusetts off cape cod. That was a really interesting place. You've got cows or heard of cows next to the lighthouse and Was a hot day when we were there in. The cows are going for dip in the ocean. So that was that was kinda cool I went to palm rocks. Lighthouse in rhode island this past weekend for the return of their historic cornell lens. And i'll be putting video together of that day. Visit there so that was a a really fun visit as i mentioned. This is september nineteenth. Has anything interesting happens on the state and lighthouse. History shallan two days from now september. Twenty first is the anniversary of one of the worst hurricanes in the history of the east coast of the united states the hurricane of nineteen thirty eight. it's also known. As the new england hurricane because the worst effects of the storm in the northeast the hurricane did more than three hundred and eight million dollars in damage which would have been more than five billion today. More than six hundred people died in this storm including seven at lighthouses. Along the south coast of new england Owes a really terrible storm. Ed whale rock at the entrance to the west passage of narragansett bay in rhode island a cast. Iron lighthouse was knocked right off. Its base the forty year. Old assistant keeper. Walter elderly who was alone at the lighthouse from the hurricane struck Was never seen again today. You can still see. The remains of the base of the lighthouse. Go to beaver tail lighthouse and Jamestown rhode island. You can see that Old basin the distance. Also there's a memorial plaque for walter. Elderly at that museum all fell on september nineteenth nineteen sixty seven. The american baseball player. Jim abbott was born in michigan. He had a ten year career as a major league pitcher even though he was born with no right hand he wants said quote. Never allowed the circumstances of your life to become an excuse. People allow you to do it. But i believe we have a personal obligation to make the most of the abilities. We have unquote. So let's get to our first guest. Andy robinson andy is a junior at palo. Alto high school in california. And he's a co chair for the teen. Advisory council of the palo alto history museum for. He helped create an historical time. Capsule of the city anti has also been a volunteer for the us lighthouse societies passportprogram helping to update information or stamp locations and events he's written histories for series of collectible passport stance to commemorate loss lighthouses. In andy is also a writer and editor of verde. A student magazine for paolo alto highschool andy is now in the process of starting california chapter of the us lighthouse society which will be called the california lighthouse society. He's an impressive young guy. And i also wanna mention jeff gaels the executive director of the us lighthouse. Society joined me The conversation. I had with andy robinson recorded very recently. So let's listen to that now. I'm speaking today with andy. Robinson and andy lives in palo alto california. Andy is in the process of starting a new california chapter of the united states lighthouse society. Hi andy high. It's going to be here. I'm really excited. Well thank you so much. Thanks for joining me today and also with us today. Taking part in this conversation is my good friend. Jeff gaels was the executive director of the us lighthouse society. Hi jeff i guys. How're you doing. Good good thanks for being here. Also jeff so andy. First of all some basic information out of the way Till our listeners. Your age i'm sixteen. I'm a rising junior at palo. Alto high school okay This is september. So you're just starting your your junior year sat right. Yeah right okay. How did you get interested in lighthouses. So when i was about four or five. I'm not sure the exact age. It's been while but i got excited about like seeing lighthouses on the television and my dad got me a book. A picture book of lighthouses and overtime. That became my favorite book. I think i still haven't agreed it's called. It's called american lighthouses. And my parents had always been very interested in history and architecture geography. And i think that kind of bolster my interest in lighthouses and i remember asking my parents if we could go visit. Actually the point pinos lighthouse in pacific grove california. So that's about two hours away from where we live. I was about six years old. And i'll never forget like as we drove closer and closer. I remember my heart was being faster and faster in anticipation and remember my dad lifting me up by my shoulder so i could get a closer look at the lighthouses and like exclaiming that that was the lighthouse and i was just over the moon and really ecstatic about it so i i was just super excited and that was also where i got my first lighthouse passport which is now pretty tattered. But i've had it ever since whether greet memory to have and will you mentioned point peanuts any other particular lighthouse visits the standout for you. Obviously i live in the bay area. So i live very close to pigeon point and i visited that house numerous times but as far as really memorable specific stories. There's a couple that spring to mind. I remember With my dad. I got the chance to visit this. Lighthouse called punta gorda lighthouse in northern california on the lost coast. And it's a very remote setting. It's an area where essentially like the coastal highway highway one very famous was rerouted in lens to there's no coastal highway in. It's even today. it's incredibly remote. It's an incredibly remote region. And so i remember we got up incredibly early at like four forty five. Am or something because the tides you have to walk like a couple of miles and you have to make sure that you're not gonna get washed out so you have to leave very particular time and the route is incredibly beautiful and not only the coastal road but the actual hike itself is very beautiful. But it's actually quite strained whispers like a lot of sand dunes than But that was a really memorable experience and How long hike was i believe. It was about tuna half miles each way but it was very strenuous. 'cause you have these like massive sand dunes and that kind of makes it difficult to wouldn't you find when you got there.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Where when the rumors were that the new version of warzone is going to operate on the black ops and jin people were not excited about that. The black ops cold war engine is kind of widely not liked by a lot of the player base. They prefer the modern warfare engine. And the fact that you have two games in your franchise and you go play black ops cold war maybe level up guns maybe you level up the cold war guns in black ops cold war on an engine of the you may be necessarily. Don't love and then those guns are also available in warzone in a different engine and you come play the battery out that you probably prefer to play. Because you're only in black ops cold like there's a lot of moving parts and We'll see if they ever kind of get on the same page in a way that seems quick and efficient but for the time being i feel like it's still going to be a pain when you see. There's a bug in four night in. That should gets squashed pretty quickly. If there's an issue apex squash pretty quickly in valent. Goddamn the amount of times. You see a bug pop-up valerie and it has gone the next day. And it's so stunning. How quickly they work and warzone for whatever reason just takes so long to fix really big key issues. Yeah moving ships like. They're just such a big deal right like between warzone and other call of duty games and having to have those communicate with each other it makes sense when you break it down over why that's the case but again like for what for what we're talking about here of why you wouldn't see a blackout in the next call of duty black ops reign why they would just stick to war zone. It makes sense when you see the numbers and it makes sense when you look at the business strategy of it but then got off his or what are we doing. What are we doing. Right like yeah. We'll have to wait and see on that. But andy for now. Let's talk about another big with battlefield. Twenty one forty two story number four battlefield. Twenty forty two could get delayed. This is andy robinson once again. This is a big juicy episode. Because they were putting out there turning articles great job backdrops last twenty four hours. Great job eddie robinson. My okay was like a spanish word for like. You have the same name as me. Bless oh yeah that's cool. Various industry insiders have suggested that battlefield twenty forty two could be set for a surprise delay. Journalist jeff grubb. I wrote on social media on tuesday that a singular delay.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Country Morning

Country Morning

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Country Morning

"Usda issued new guidance on how to enforce the packers and stockyards act the enforcement policy. Now highlights how problematic provisions of the twenty twenty undo preferences rule will not apply to cases protecting producers from retaliation and racial discrimination this policy. Now highlights the usda's position a violation of the packers and stockyards act does not require to show a harm of competition s. u. and the university of minnesota sugar-beet researchers held their sukasto leaf spot field day near fox. Home minnesota on tuesday sess van vander hoff sales and marketing manager. Nick revere says there's a tremendous amount of research taking place at fox home. There is a lot of field here that has to be monitored and evaluated. Soco's spray is one of the major issues that we deal with Probably the most predominant full year issue so Yeah there's an extensive trial here to evaluate a lot of different treatments and different genetics. While the season was drier than usual revere says they're still circum- per pressure in the field. In a drought year we don't have enough moisture to support the fungus. And so it's it's going to be a little bit easier to control this year But we also see in some of these susceptible ones They're they're still wasn't environment for it so that it doesn't still give us an opportunity to evaluate genetics evaluate different chemistries. Even in a dry year circum- spur research continues. Extension sugarbeet specialist mohammed. Khan says work continues to evaluate varieties fungicide effectiveness dry year on a warm year circus. Spur doesn't like it above ninety three degrees more recently as probably the past two weeks is being a little bit cooler and much wetter in some areas. So it's much more fearful for orchestra and oversight we knock elite so the innocuous is present all we need is a favorable environment and we do have that we also need for disease triangle a susceptible host con says he's tries to duplicate conditions that occur in farmer's fields. This is the red river farm network. Welcome to inside agriculture on the red river farm network the northern plains potato growers association is hosting their annual field day. Tomorrow starting at seven o'clock at ho- verson farms in larimore north dakota in the morning there'll be a variety of potato researchers and also throughout the day talking about their projects. Here's extension potato agronomist. Andy robinson variety trial we do we bring in about twenty red and thirty yellow. We're looking at those to see. How will they do enjoy it. And i know susie does a little bit for breeding work. Joy land discussion will be about breathing. Agronomy storage potato pathology entomology. The current conditions of the potato crop may be part of the discussion robinson says dry conditions are impacting the potatoes growing in the red river valley but recent rains have helped. The rains are going to be helpful. They are going to be important. If you've got plants like we talked about earlier that are already starting to die naturally. Basically finish up. There's probably not a lot. The water is going to do for yield. That what we'll do especially for the dry land growth is going help. Soften the soil and hopefully reduce the amount of claws. And it'll soften it so we have less damage to the tubers during harvest again. The northern plains potato growers associations field day kicks off tomorrow at larimore. North dakota seven o'clock in the morning then they'll be at the end. Ppga research site at the forest river colony in the day. Ends at the oberg farm in hoople. North dakota around five thirty in the evening the grain markets were mostly higher tuesday as the soybean market pulled the grains higher chs hedging market analyst steve wagner thinks much of the strength is chart related if you look at it from from a perspective It could just be a turnaround tuesday. We've had a weakened down markets. However if you look at the charts You know and you look at a bowling van. We bought them against the band. And typically when you do that you bounce off. So i wouldn't be surprised to see us trait higher here from the rest of the week. Overall the market remains in choppy sideways trading pattern to You got a staff ken. Report coming out and Less than a week. You've got a usda report three weeks. So i think there's plenty of things to look forward to but you know they're still i say there's there's a lot of time to get through before we get to those events for the twenty twenty twenty twenty one marketing years argentina has sold just shy of twenty eight million metric tons of soybeans. That's down two million tons from this time last year. The agriculture ministry said corn exports totaled. Thirty seven point seven million tonnes. That's up three million tons from one year ago. Taking a quick look at the farm calendar lots on the farm calendar today and a friendly reminder the red river firm networks crop tour presented by pioneer. Starts today it will go through. Friday will be surveying crop. Conditions in north dakota northwest minnesota and beginning queued up for twenty twenty. Two carrington row crop tour is set for today farmers crop advisers and egg industry representatives. Have a chance to view field research. Trials and received production recommendations on corn soybeans and dry edible beans during the tour have agreed dave. This is the red river farm network..

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Rocket

Rocket

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Rocket

"Chicken sandwich eaters. It rocket. sorry. I shouldn't generalize now. I in chicken sandwiches chicken sandwiches. I'm a chicken sandwich. Fan start the next topic. I have a question who who discovered this topic this week. Cooper who pitched this is me. Thank you for class. I deliberately read no news about this. 'cause i knew i'd buy one. Then you for brockett okay. Maybe you shouldn't be on a tech if you don't wanna be forced to buy the new nintendo switch at gun point. Me i say christina is gonna fail. I mean i am so so. Here's what's funny. I haven't bought one for myself yet. You're won for friend. So i do have a preorder out there but not for myself. I'm probably gonna get one two just when you think. You're safe from christina. Simone niks into your your. Dm's tells you about the tennis which cottle okay though it. Good though okay. So some initial reviews have come out for the Old nintendo switch. That's the the new nintendo switch models coming out this fall that everyone thought was going to be the switch pro but it isn't but guess what it's still good so seventies views from the beginning of the month and then others from two days ago because of reasons so as a reminder for you listeners. The nintendo switch ole. Ed is the new model. That has a seven inch old screen. Compared to the six point two inch not all aired screen on the crapping. Intendo switch that you own you peasant It has it doesn't necessarily like have better internals but it does have some improvements Those being better speakers a sixty four gigs of internal storage a wire land port in the new talk. That's you can purchase with it as well as a different kind of kick. Stand for tabletop. Mode so i think when this initially when the news about this initially broke we were all. We were not necessarily against it. We thought like okay. Good deal though. It's not the switch pro but like it seems like a solid upgrade especially at a time when we all know there is a huge chip shortage so why upgrade to a switch that we need to have all new internals right now but we are now hearing from initial reviews. People are really really liking it. So andy robinson over a video games chronicle says the screen is a huge improvement. Noting brighter colors in deeper blacks. He said that breath wild on the alleged switch. Looks like a resident seaport even though the resolution has not actually changed. And there's more detail on scenery like grass in water and super mario odyssey. Meanwhile deeter at the verge says the kick stand is finally good. That is a quote is finally good so the kick stand on the new switch. And i don't think we talked about this nas time. Actually i think we just kind of assumed new kick stand. Whatever it'll be fine. 'cause the original one is just kind of feels era limousines thing in the world no the new kick stand rather than just being thin bit of plastic on the back it is.

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E3 2021 may be digital as ESA says it’s ‘transforming’ the gaming showcase

Kinda Funny Games Daily

01:38 min | 1 year ago

E3 2021 may be digital as ESA says it’s ‘transforming’ the gaming showcase

"Of the essays planning for a digital e-3 and twenty twenty one is from andy robinson at video games chronicle according to three twenty twenty one pitch documents set two games games. Publishers and seen by the essay has now outlined proposals for this year's event which would see three days of livestream coverage held during the previously announced dates of june fifteenth june seventeenth. The essays intention is to hold multiple to our keynote sessions from games partners. An award show a june fourteen preview night and other smaller streams from games publishers influencers and media partners the broadcast event would be supplemented by media previews the week before as well as demos released on consumer platforms. According to the esa's proposal. The essay also says it'll allow partner companies to remotely stream playable game demos to the media across thousands of scheduled meetings with one to one assistance from developers. Many companies have used similar on demand streaming solutions during the pandemic to allow them to allow the media to remotely play their games for preview purposes. However the three hundred twenty one plan still require the approval of essays membership which is made. up of. The industry's industry's biggest games. Company is and who has significant influence over the direction of the show. The essay was already facing significant pressure to reinvent three with several major publishers including ea. Sony activision having abandoned the event in recent years and thous before twenty twenty s cancellation after which many companies such as e. and ubisoft enjoyed success. Running their own digital events

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Christoph Trappe: Business Storytelling Podcast

Christoph Trappe: Business Storytelling Podcast

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Christoph Trappe: Business Storytelling Podcast

"Your host and author of content performance culture today another other livestream. We want to talk about content. Councils how do we break down silos. And of course let's be honest. Content and marketing and content marketing and anything digital really has never been harder. Everybody wants to get our attention. I can't even start an opening of this show without eight notifications. Which one do. I have to pay attention to which one important getting a text from my daughter. You know no. The answer is no covert work at home school at home. Everything is still in full. Swing here so you have to forgive me for my moment. Terror rant there. Today's guest andy robinson. She's been writing over on the content marketing institute blog about content councils a global leader in marketing of based in indianapolis. I think we'll bring her on the show here in a second one thing i want to share with you quickly If you want to live stream to multiple channels checkout stream i'll put that link up in a little bit. Maybe you can see that right there. Maybe not restrict debt. I o fully join. I really don't want to mess up my transition here. So let's bring on the show. Andy from indianapolis right staff. How are you living the dream. They say just got to figure out who's dream is. I feel you how are you. I'm good wrapping up this year. Doing a lot of pre-planning for big projects starting next year so Starting to wind down a little bit which is good. That's always good to hear. Certainly so canton councils. Tell us what that is. Why why should we care and how do we. How do we move forward with them. Sure so first of all a little bit of background about me. I am the global digital content leader at cortana agra science and we're pure play agriculture company. That does business in over one hundred and forty countries around the world so we have a very large footprint And we have a lot of different marketing teams around the organization A each country because our products are regulated at the country level Each country has their own marketing. Teens have their own products. They have their own go to market strategy so there are a lot of differences between our different marketing teams. So in order to help raise all ships as they say With our skill sets and with our content marketing and help break down those silos. Like you said between those teams and build more collaboration I started a content council earlier this year and really what it is a group of about forty marketers and content or a corporate communications folks around our organization who meet once we once a month and talk about content best practices we talk about content marketing We create content ourselves for the rest of our marketing functions for hundreds of marketers. Around the world we pick a topic each month And we create some content around that. So we're kind of content marketing or content council and really just You know share best practices around both content as a whole And how we do content You know by best practices reach our audience. In the in the appropriate way we developed a content philosophy which is a set of principles that our content should align to and then content marketing as a whole we don't traditionally and agriculture do a lot of content marketing. So i knew that when my role was created a couple of years ago when our organization was created that and bringing content marketing principles to the organization was going to be a must do So we're in the process of doing that and Starting some global content marketing campaigns next year but really the contact council is an internal team. That is You know made up of all of these marketers to really have a passion For for content and content marketing and can help socialize throughout the organization. And so when. I hear accounting council. I'm hearing committee meeting subcommittee meeting sub sub committee meeting sub up to know man to slow things down right correct. Yep and we have a number of ways that we communicate like. I said we meet once a month. over zoom. Obviously but then we also use teams. We have a teams group that we know between meetings share things that are going on within the different countries. If they've got examples of something that they did that worked really well or they saw an article that they thought other people should be aware of around the areas of content or content marketing They'll share that. We communicate back and forth that way as well We have a content hub. That's on share point internally where we share all this content as well Oh we've created a nice little space for people to sort by topic Around the different types of topics that were that were talking about Again content marketing our own content council sorta so to speak And then we send out a monthly newsletter as well to our marketing teams which is kind of a wrap up all of the content that we've created for that month and then of course. I mean you start with a charter right some kind of plan to like what's the purpose. What the what's the reason. For the instance. Yeah exactly and that was one of the first things i did. Even before we started with the council. I came up with a plan and the charter also includes what types of people we want to have on the team so like i said people are really passionate about this topic We didn't necessarily wanna have people who were just thrown onto the team because we you know because we needed somebody. We wanted somebody who was influential amongst their peers so they could You know influence the marketers who are maybe developing the content or maybe graphic designers And then i sent the charter. Our goals the types of content types of people that we wanted on that team. I sent an email out to our marketing leaders around the organization and i actually had them nominate people for the team so that was one way to really get the buy in from those marketing leaders is to was to show them the goals of the what we wanted to do with this team and have them think about who in within their their organization at the local level would.

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"andy robinson" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

Gaming Ride Home

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"andy robinson" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

"It will require a playstation camera adapter that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users, more details on how to get the adapter will be announced at a later. Date that blog post is linked in the show notes. So the big takeaway seems to be that you can plug a lot of playstation four peripherals into the playstation five including the controller and the playstation VR headset but those pieces will only work in concert with playstation for software, you won't be able to give player to the playstation four controller to play that multiplayer playstation five game. For example, I mean it's all basically good news I suppose considering most of the time accessories just don't move forward like that into the next council. Spiderman may be exclusive to the playstation version of Marvel's avengers a since removed product blurb on the retail website based dot listing for the upcoming Marvel's avengers game noted that Spiderman would be exclusive to the playstation four version of the game and by extension the playstation five version when that releases. Andy Robinson reported on the detail for Video Games, Chronicle Dot, com, and wrote it's not clear if the marketing blurb was supplied by publisher square, inex- However the company has previously confirmed has a global marketing deal with playstation and that there would be surprises for playstation players. That story is linked in the show notes and would be undeniably pretty big surprise for playstation players. It would make sense to considering Sony's part ownership relationship with. The character Spiderman has been a weirdly important element of Sony's business for some time. Sony makes money off all Spiderman Marvel movies and the playstation three pretty much wholesale news these Spiderman Font established by these Sam Raimi's spider man films for its logo, and then of course, there is the INSOMNIAC developed Spiderman game that Sony published which performed so well that it led Sony to finally put a ring on insomniacs finger and purchased the studio. Andrew. Reiner, my Shenmu, playthrough buddy former boss over at game informer current editor-in-chief of game informer had a pretty good take or prediction I. Guess You could say tweeted regarding the leak of Spiderman being exclusive to the playstation version of the avengers I have no inside Info on it. But my gut tells me it would just be the suit from the INSOMNIAC game. The crazier bigger idea would be they got the same voice actor and are doing a crossover. That makes a lot of sense to me. Spiderman has appeared in plenty of other Games on plenty of other platforms despite the characters. Complicated ownership details with Sony. So I would be surprised if he was only in the playstation version of Marvel's avengers but if it is true, that's a pretty good reason to play the game on playstation four instead of xbox one or PC. At the same time though it seems like a pretty big exclusive for Sony to claim to the point that it might hurt the sales of the larger game like if there is an xbox one owner out there who was excited for the game and it turns out, Spiderman won't be playable on xbox one. I could totally see that player deciding to just pass on the game altogether. Rather than go get a playstation four to play that version of the game you know just so they can play their favorite character that hypothetical example might be extreme but I don't think it's impossible I. Hope he isn't exclusive to playstation four but if he was and I was thinking about buying the game, it would absolutely sway me toward buying on playstation for also related to Marvel's. Avengers of news I missed last week Hawkeye will becoming to Marvel's avengers as a free additional playable character. Shortly after launch, he's apparently very gadget focused character which makes sense since Hawkeye as far as I know, and I'm not a marvel expert. By any means, I don't think he has any superpowers I feel like all the feedback I have heard about marvel's avengers from hands on previews. ETC Friends who've played it is that it seems like a good to maybe fine game. It hasn't inspired much confidence in me. I, don't find myself getting particularly excited about it, but I could totally see it being one of those games that gets a lot of excitement and buzz around it after releases which you know that would encourage me to check it out. So I suppose we'll see..

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Marvel's Avengers: Retailer Says Spider-Man PS4 Exclusive Listing Not Correct

Gaming Ride Home

01:22 min | 2 years ago

Marvel's Avengers: Retailer Says Spider-Man PS4 Exclusive Listing Not Correct

"Spiderman may be exclusive to the playstation version of Marvel's avengers a since removed product blurb on the retail website based dot listing for the upcoming Marvel's avengers game noted that Spiderman would be exclusive to the playstation four version of the game and by extension the playstation five version when that releases. Andy Robinson reported on the detail for Video Games, Chronicle Dot, com, and wrote it's not clear if the marketing blurb was supplied by publisher square, inex- However the company has previously confirmed has a global marketing deal with playstation and that there would be surprises for playstation players. That story is linked in the show notes and would be undeniably pretty big surprise for playstation players. It would make sense to considering Sony's part ownership relationship with. The character Spiderman has been a weirdly important element of Sony's business for some time. Sony makes money off all Spiderman Marvel movies and the playstation three pretty much wholesale news these Spiderman Font established by these Sam Raimi's spider man films for its logo, and then of course, there is the INSOMNIAC developed Spiderman game that Sony published which performed so well that it led Sony to finally put a ring on insomniacs finger and purchased the studio.

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Horizon Zero Dawn might become a trilogy

Gaming Ride Home

03:27 min | 2 years ago

Horizon Zero Dawn might become a trilogy

"The website video games chronicle dot com has recently become home to a lot of interesting rumors. That all seem entirely feasible so far and its latest scoop is related to guerrilla games as Horizon Zero Don series and based on the rumor. The word series may be entirely accurate. Moving forward Andy Robinson reporting for video games chronicle dot com rights multiple sources have told Fiji that Sony Interactive Entertainment has green lit ambitious plans. For the post apocalyptic open world franchise which debuted in two thousand seventeen with the ten million selling zero Don Amsterdam based guerrilla had always desired to deliver a series of Horizon Games and a multi part script was written but the plan was only officially agreed upon after the original games. Strong debut on playstation four so speculation of a sequel potentially a playstation five sequel has been kicking around for a while. But this story adds some potential veracity to everyone's assumptions Robinson continues in their article writing the next installment Horizon Zero dawn to started development soon after the first Games successful. Release sources said. Initially the game was planned for playstation four. However it's thought that development has now entirely shifted focus to Sony's Next Generation Console Horizon Zero Don to is said to be gigantic in scope with a larger game world and more freedom to explore it than its predecessor. People with knowledge of the game also indicated the inclusion of a CO OP feature although. It's not clear. If this is delivered via the main story or a separate mode at one point guerrilla was planning to release a STANDALONE CO OP game preview with progress carrying over to the later full version of zero don. To One person involved told Fiji however it's not clear. These plans are still in place horizon. Zero Don was an interesting release. Guerrilla Games was a prolific talented developer. But after its first release. Shell Shock Nam. Sixty seven and two thousand four. It pretty much became a kill zone exclusive developer and released five kill zone games. Kill Zone is fine. They're not bad games at all. They're just kind of forgettable while being technically very impressive horizons. Zero Don represented a huge departure for the studio going from linear first person shooters in an established universe to a totally original open world. Third Person Action game and it was great. It was a big bat that paid off in a big way. I definitely want sequels. But the first game did end in a pretty conclusive way. The larger mystery about how the present time line of the game lined up with the past was solved. There is still lots to explore in the present time line of that world but I think the more interesting narrative stuff was everything that happened in the past so hopefully guerrilla can take the story in an interesting direction. If a sequel is in fact in the works which I think is a pretty safe assumption. I have confidence in them. And I am eager to see what's next and I'm just generally excited to see what guerrilla can do on a police station.

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Rumors point to a Resident Evil 4 remake

Gaming Ride Home

02:44 min | 2 years ago

Rumors point to a Resident Evil 4 remake

"A remake of resident evil four is already in production according to rumour I feel like the show has turned into a focused resident evil rumour reporting show in the last episodes. But I'm not really complaining. I like resin evil a whole lot in the last few rumors including this one have all seem to have some veracity to them. I like still emphasizing that. This is a rumor though but according to Andy Robinson reporting for video game chronicles. It looks like a remake of resident evil four is already in production over at Capcom Robinson writes multiple development sources have told Fiji. See that the resident. Evil for remake has now entered full production. An estimated release window in twenty twenty two development is being led by ASAKA based 'em to the new studio founded by former platinum games. Head Tetsuya Manami. Which has been preparing for the project since two thousand eighteen however similar to how twenty twenty resident evil three was directed by company. Read Works Cap. Calms internal teams and other external studios are likely to lend significant development resources? Some other details from Robinson's story. Shinji Mikami the renowned director of the original Resident Evil and evil four has apparently lent the project his blessing after declining the offer to work on the remake himself. This rumor has sparked a discussion on the Internet about remaking resident evil four. A game that many argue does not need to be remade. I played resident evil. Four on switch as recently as last year and it holds up remarkably. Well it was one of those games. I bought on sale for switch mostly just because I wanted a great portable version of the game but after playing the first hour or so. I didn't WANNA stop and ended up seeing the game to its conclusion. It's still plays great. It still looks great. So I understand those decrying a potential remake but I've always approach remakes and re imaginings 's with the reminder that a new version of something does not prevent the original from continuing to exist with that perspective. I would love to see a remake of Resin Evil Four. I love resonable four and if Capcom wants to create a new version of that game with modern visuals. I'm all about that. And if it doesn't hold up to the original resident evil four is still one of the most ported games of all time so it will be remarkably easy to find an play the original version on whatever platform you have. Robinson had a few other interesting small details in their report. The remake is apparently being directed by a resident evil newcomer and the studio creating it m to

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