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"arkham" Discussed on TFG Truth
"George Floyd the patron saint of Black Lives Matter now. It doesn't make him representative of what goes on out there on a daily basis. And he probably doesn't represent me or a lot of people that I know. It's part of the job now. You know, people are going to film you. People, people now are actually going up to cops with their cameras out and picking fights because they want to, they want to get a bad reaction from the cops that they can play the victim. Thankfully, a lot of people are seeing through it, but it still happening. I think there's a guy on YouTube now. His entire channel is him walking into government buildings while walking into police precincts and picking fights with them. That's all he does. He picks fights with them. And or picks arguments with them and presents himself as the victim. He's getting views on it and he's going to keep doing it. And I think what's crazy is we always joke that you and I are not the two toughest guys in the world. But I couldn't imagine and the heat of the moment with a criminal pointing economy having a knife in his hand, screaming at me threatening me, whatever it may be. I couldn't imagine trying to make the decision that split second. Do I put him down or do I not? Am I going to get in trouble if I do something right now or that's not a good way? It's like the military, right? Could you imagine telling the military? Hey, when you're in Iraq or Afghanistan, just be careful that you don't do something you shouldn't. You know, you can't. You gotta be on your toes every 22nd. You never every second. You never know, right? That's what's so scary to me for you guys that you guys just, there's no winning. It's a lose lose in every decision you make. I mean, basically, you know, a policing is a lot of splits, I can decisions or it's a lot of, like I said, ugly situations. And you have to be prepared to deal with that. Yeah. Yeah. Well, Zeke, we just honestly, this has been great to get your perspective on this. You're on the streets. You've seen the good times and now the bad times in New York City. We hope that you and all your brothers and sisters in blue stay safe, protect each other, protect yourself, make it through yet another day. And we hope to have you back on our podcast again, Zika Arkham, he's a New York City cop, but also host of reasonable suspicion and leaning right. Zeke, thanks again, man. We really love to have you back on and again, stay safe. Absolutely. Thanks for having me. I had a great time. Thank you. You bet. All right. Folks, this has been a special edition of TFT truth. We will be back again next week. My friend here, Mike spiza, and I'm like, hey flick. Thanks for joining us. I hope you found this worthwhile. I know we did. We'll see you next week..
"arkham" Discussed on The Cave - A DC Universe Podcast
"Batman arkham city follows successful arkham asylum game which is occupied many hours of mike gaming time and recently at san diego comic con writer. Paul dini who also wrote asylum and now arkham city describes writing for the video game. Well i was just explaining you kind of like right the same episode about a dozen times where every variation you know about and runs out a corridor talks to a guard and his attitude could be sort of like you know. Are you safe to get get to cover. And then he could be okay. Batman pissed off. What are you doing here. Get out of here. You know that sort of thing. Where's the ridler you know. You're coming up with infinite variations because depending on the left visit though you know a swing out of the way. What does he do. So you're writing a lot of these variables but what you do what. What happens at the beginning. Is you right. You know i right with with the creative team. In in england you know overall story of what this is going to be. You know this is. You know joker traps batman and arkham asylum and goes to work on him and every villain gets shot right so then you come up with the you know who are the villains you're going to use. What's the story line. Let's jokers ultimate clay. What are the different. You know levels. We're going to have and then you break it down from there and then usually what i do is all right. Outline very detailed outline what the story is then. It's a scripted. That's maybe all the way through or else it might be trump's and then it's given over to the story team which is led by paul proper rough steady and then he and his team break it down and take it further and then we go back and forth like you know. There are certain bills we may want to use. It will be developing in say this. This cared will have a big starring role in the game and then we find out either. The technology's not coming together or the character is not as as as interesting as we thought or repeat some beats something else we've done so we'll drop that and then we'll proceed with something else. The story is very fluid throughout the whole process. Coming back once again to voice to crown prince of crime that joker is who else could mark hamill who spoke to at the press line for sushi girl at san diego comic con about the game. I haven't seen it Played i just know that it was you know again. One of the darker takes i've ever done on. Joker the original series was meant to be for children. So this one.
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"I got on the shelf. I really enjoyed this game. I was always a fan. I know lloyd wanted people. Didn't life came out but i always. I enjoyed the story. And i always go back to it later. Around the holidays Great christmas game. He had this and it was your batman returns game so low degree batman games. And it's just. It's a lot of recycled suffering city like the settings and and that's the combat and even the gadgets by the only real new one. I guess is like glue. Reneted is just the ice bombs from city and The district clause Oh yeah never the district With makes predator sequence super easy just like shoot people up on the gargoyles. I didn't wanna talk about the the the death stroke law. Because i had a better time with it in the far cry gains plays any of those pretty much the same the same mechanic from far. Cry three yeah But i mean for the time it was okay. Because i mean there was a young series two of these. So yes it's more of that but it's more of a good thing so i don't know never really bothered me. Okay and i'll this is also going to go on the shelf so as we've been covering the games i've talked about how much i i like origins and i couldn't remember origin and then we went back and played it for the show. This past week. I still had a great time with it. I still really liked this game. The way i look at it as arkham sitting are compliant a grateful way magnon steak and this is just a just a steak maybe not as good you know but it's still it's still very good game yes there are some stupid glitches on. The pc version. Did not get patched which were stupid but you know what does not montreal's fault when wbz says we're not spending more money on this thing you know. That's that's fine. But i still had a great time playing the game. I really enjoyed it. You're you know even if yes. Some stuff doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. It's a prequel story doesn't always happen i. I'm so glad that we got to play it. And i'm so glad that exists. And i always tell people that this is. I think i like this game more than asylum. We gone back to what my money. Game more arkham city. It'd be honest. i really like arc martin..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"We'll find out where we're covering that in. Don't remember i know as israel's in it so i may just be getting confused next year with but the anarchy stuff like i thought it was amusing this time like after playing these like i'm going to blow up the bank and i'm gonna do this and we're people we're just doing the the mind to five work in paying off their mortgages like that and i was just gonna laugh nat from like okay. I i get where you're going for mr anarchy. Even though you're doing it wrong. I get it like it was fine. I mean yes. It's a it's a stupid side that the fights nothing special. You said it earlier. One of you guys did us a fight where you find a guy in a crowd. But i didn't have a problem with that because it was just more me being batman in me leveling up in megan achievements. I didn't i was enjoying myself. I had no problem with with any of the side missions. really yeah. they're not terribly long. Which like it drag on. Like i think the the head shot one might be just a detective secrets. Then the dead shot fight. And that's it. It's really fast but it was. It was cool. I liked the fact that a couple of the assassins are not even people. You have to take out side at all goalie too. I think she's a an shot. Dead shot the only two that are optional mad hatter oh he's not one of the assassins he's basically well he's not on the list of eight assassins all right fair enough fair. We can talk about matter. So i when i was we were arkham city. I kept remembering that. There was a girl that got kidnapped. He was calling alice and it was this game that i was thinking of. Yeah and i. I liked that. I liked the mad hatter. Seen this i like when the guys come on we want to play a game and they're all like fizzing alka. The mass aren't really that work in that well and all that was really good. I felt that had always one of the ones that i like. I i enjoy manhattan hatter like is he terribly threatening. No but it's fun. Mad hatters really diversion. Anarchy ones are on the only thing that really really made me upset about. This game was the way they treated. Alberto falconi is he. Oh that's a son right yeah okay. Penguins light got tied up and he's crying the whole time. I think i'd be you. Don't treat alberto falcone. Holiday from the long. Halloween are all k- no wonder you're okay now. I understand why you're and it's the mad hatter stuff it's to me all of these games than even the most recent spiderman everyone always tries to capture that scarecrow moment from arkham asylum lighting. A bottle that you can't duplicate knows. I think that's what the mad hatter now not matter fits kinda kinda have that feeling. It does have a little bit of like platform level where you just kind of jumping across stuff it. It's not the same scarecrow like he doesn't have the same like to two point five d type environment but it is the same idea what they were going for. Yeah i mean. I personally thought was cool against an optional side. Quests you put something on your map says go here if you wanna do this if not avoid. It doesn't matter. But of course. I into immediately after i got it 'cause i was excited to go and i was excited to know that this was my memory was and i liked that when he tells her..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"This kind of condensed. Then i mean it's arkham city like if you want to the ridler stuff you can or the enigmas rather you can. And that's you know is okay and with arkham city you had that big section of middle review say at the place where the penguin is the museum and you have to get to the industrial complex. You have to fly. All the way around enemy in the air was like two ridler off for fight. Some bad guys Always people around here and they're constantly throwing up the street crimes as well so if you wanna go do those it get some extra experience life. That's that option. Is there even though. That's one of the things. I don't like about this game. Is how like the the the levels of challenge and broken up in like stealth predator and something else. I believe. i can't remember. there's like three tiers. Enders fifteen challenges but like they don't open until you get to them so if you restrict crime in every district and then you get to the point of the challenge where it's do a street crime in every district all the ones you did before. That doesn't count okay. Yeah that's what i know you're talking about. Yeah you have to do in order. So it's not like arkham city where you had all the challenges where was like do this glide for so many meters without using the boosts or whatever but you can just do them at your own pace but this is like if you're playing it the further first time you might do it but every time after that like i completely or the st street crimes is. It's just the distraction. I only did what i was trying to. Level up for district fight. After that. I stopped doing them. I just really. I was really scared of this fight. I was just. Because i remember getting my ass pete. I remember having such a hard time with it. So that was the only time that i really like. I was trying to prepare after that. I didn't i stopped. I voted the street crime. But i did like you. Get to fight the cops that didn't amuse me in because it fits the story the nursing. I am about the open world map. That fun fact for me is back when i when this game came out my son was i wanna say six or so when i was playing this and what i did is because he liked to play game. You've just run around moral map. This game was perfect for him. Just to fly as batman fight once in a while. i'm just fly. 'cause it was open. There wasn't a whole lot going on perfect..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"Just add a few new gadgets. Really just the gauntlets midway near halfway through the game other that everything is almost exactly the same city and asylum. But i'm okay with that because it was more of it. Anything in the context of winning came out. 'cause when i think about like assassins read one came out in two thousand seven than to came in two thousand nine and i love the seasons free to and then i wanted more and then i kind got a monkey. Pod wish where they put one year later and that was brotherhood and brother. Who was really good. And i was like okay. Well as long as they kind of stick to this level of quality it's fine but then the next one came out and it was kind of diminishing return so when this came manoj. Yet it was using assets from arkham city a lot of the same combat. But at the only to arkham games. So i was hungry for more batman like i love those games i i never into. I didn't get all the Trophies americans city when it came out buds a before this came out about the game of the year edition. 'cause i'm just eight. Who will rebe is something david. It has all the stuff. They're of the same. And i really got into getting them Like doing the physical challenges really fun. So yeah. I was totally down for another batman game even if it was the quote unquote team. If they would have kept going with it. I think you would have been worse. Like i said where they were. Annualized event they arkham. That was two thousand fifteen. 'cause it was announced in two thousand fourteen not long after this came out so there was enough time there. Now we haven't had likes a solo batman game and how many years other than arkham vr. It's been a while. Yeah yeah we're we're not getting. We're supposed to get next year. The other one that the montreal working gotham knights and suicide squad. I think are in the same year in. Ls suicide swats delayed. Oh it's gonna get too late. It's gonna flop out at twenty twenty two. I bet money we haven't seen anything about really either so yeah now. I agree with you on that one. I'm interested in it especially with new movie. That just recently came out but this the game like the movie makes the biggest mistake of all they do. Not have ron funches. As king shark is in the hurley quinn cartoon. And that's just mistake. I totally got mixed up there. I was like what happened. Movie came out. Today is something wondering to trailer for gotham knights in games. Com- if you've heard about that just decides squad which is a good film and was like the whole thing with electric user. I i mean it is amusing that one of the guys that is there just a joke and they even talk you can even hear people talking about him throughout the game called. I wanted to go fly bam and that guy. He doesn't have any powers. Like you hear some jokes like that throughout random people talking. And i like the fact that like batman's like oh i should tied him up. 'cause i'm he's gone when you come back into the room. That was again early batman. Not you know knowing. He should be restrained people..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"You mentioned a lot of fun games. And i don't know what happened here. I still have a great time. Yeah i i really enjoy playing this game every time i throw it in this is i think i might enjoy this. More than arkham city to be honest with you at times which is weird. Because i feel like it's because i played arkham city so recently that this just felt unbearable. That's probably why 'cause we city with just a few months ago at does well earlier this year. I don't remember when we did it but yeah it wasn't that long ago he with this with this game that i mean the reason why we don't have rock steady making it. Because rock said working at arkham night for nexgen. And i'm assuming w wbz wanted something out before the system switched over so then they put the studio in charge this game and they just re in the reused all the assets which again i mean development began in twenty eleven and his gang came out in two thousand thirteen so that probably played a little bit of a too. That's not a whole lot of time. I feel like for aaa title guy. I don't make games. But i do read enough rush two years between asylum city and actually. It's interesting because i remember when this came out to people you know it kinda reuses assets and it's a new studio. I honestly thought that this was going to be. Wb games attempt at air new belies in batman each developer would take a year off and that kind of never happens. I'm kind of happy about that because to be like jira city and then we're gonna have the wbz games montreal one and then night and then another one. And kind of alternate year in europe like a certain annual franchise. I really don't want to mention the name of for personal reasons. Don't bother yeah. I'm glad i didn't go that route though because it kind of would kind of faulty records the same time that you had this game came out. Wanna say even like the same month. Yeah the same month this came out. They also released arkham origins kurt. Ps p. p. as vita and three us it was within days of one another it. Was this an lego. Mergel superheroes and arkham origins black gate in the same five days. Aamer is just fun. Better game than this Why the that game is more of a mess in this. Not if if you play the unpack version. I play the three d. s. version which never got patched which i started playing a long time ago and couldn't beat it because there's a game breaking Game never got fixed at i. I finished on three d. s. anti play the three sixty version of both by bid problem with that game. Heat metro Style games. where the map just isn't strictly to a wider reading a map and then to get to one section you have to go through events that goes to another part of the map in essentially may the map totally unreadable and. They tried to fix that when they put it on consoles but they didn't really it so we was just clumsy navigates. It's going to be action. you're not next. But batman game we do so with origins one thing. I also that i do. I like the setting of this game..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"This episode we get four movies to choose from the vote for him. We have to watch her. Suffer through for me. Because i don't like horror movies. A nightmare el-sheikh from nineteen eighty-four. The which from two thousand fifteen reanimated from nineteen eighty five or police from one thousand nine hundred dollar. You can vote in our patriot on pole. just go down the shawna's he linked to the patriot. Go on there and you can vote and choose what movie. We are going to cover in october very much. So so this was a we're gonna we're we are talking won't batman arkham orange origins from twenty thirteen published by warner brothers and developed by. Wbz games montreal. Now this game. I feel it gets a lot of hate. Because it's not as good as arkham city. But i feel like that's not the developers fault. Assuming this was rushed is what. I'm assuming just based on the way that it feels at times like it's a call the game but i feel like there were things that were you know just some you know the publisher was like you get out now so we don't care just ship it type of thing. I wonder new. That's true or not. I didn't look anything about the development of the game. Really one time. No is that even playing it now. Because i remember when it was out one of the big issue was that it rough like i never planned it on three sixty there times in the console would like hard freeze and this time around. I know cincinnati. Patch it up a little. But i've laid on my pius three and there was one point where my system heard walk like i had to. I was almost threatening to unplug my console because it would turn off just as they use one of the bat. Wing war points and chrissy. I played this on my. ps four. Did you really yeah. I played it on. Ps now and i didn't have any lockups. I was also streaming at the entire time. And i don't know that had anything to do with it but unfortunately i didn't have a reason to stop playing this. I've played this on a and i found out the reading comments things that i don't think they ever patched the p. c. version because i ran into a a ton of bugs nothing that affected game played nothing that froze the game. Just dumb boggs. Like i was fighting a guy at one point and i beat everybody in the fight but there were still one guy just standing there. I went to go hit him. But he wasn't ashley there he was just the model was there but it didn't register and i was like okay. There were a bunch of little things like that..
"arkham" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Don't like that. So yeah. I played his early when they would introducing the the squad and give them their title cards sequence. They play that crazy. Technologist wasn't that wild about jesus lady. Yeah but you know. There's some interesting things they do. Some of the appearances they have in there. It's kind of like its own. Standalone thing almost because they have the interpretation of other dc villains and characters You know there's a appearance by the penguin they're by no one north yet. Yeah i i but you know in the animation. Sometimes animation was awesome sometimes animation. Just to look choppy. I mean designs are really cool but I was. I will watch some scenes where he just you know. I don't know what the i don't know if they were zoom out too much characters are working too small to get the detail but they're just points with you know is with even moving kinda crazy all right you know best animated thing but i do think that they got the general idea of what the suicide squad is and what it should be. The right mission The right number of people getting killed the right attitude amongst these these criminals and it wasn't very enjoyable man. You saw it again. Yeah yeah yeah it was it was. It was fun to watch it again. I hadn't seen it since it came out. And and maybe some of those things. I saw that this was the opposite of the suicide squad movie where the longer it went on the more. I was liking it. I love this interpretation of the joker. I love how this is a batman movie. But it's really a suicide squad movie. Yeah but batman is us well in this doesn't feel wasted any re- comes back around to that and it's fun watching their alliances. Sometimes a couple of characters seem like they're surviving on each other and yet somebody else will backstabbing or or turn on them. And you just never know which way it's going to go. I had so much fun. Watch who did. The joke is voice troy baker choi bacon. That's right it's kind of hamill esque but not really right. It's what you ask why. He's playing a younger mark. Hamill joker because this is set in the arkham universe. Yeah they thought this was really good too. There's a what i like about this jokers that he's a he's one of those jokers where he's not he's more about. He's not about the jokes as much. He's more about actually being a bad as they show him how he can go toe to toe with anybody you know. He's donate say because a lot of these jokers bio he's like excellent hand-to-hand combat. Never see that air by that clough fit throws them all you can fight but the whole thing would him use a knives all the time. Yeah there's there's a whole fight scene between him and debt shop. That's animated very well. The fight scene and choreography is great. They're the joke is beat the shit out of him and they show just out and this is what i like about. Is that where you see. How ditch off fights these these a brawler but joke is just dirty man fights he fights scrappy and dirty this. I thought they got that character down very well. I mean he's still the jokester and everything and now what i liked about is that he'll he'll he'll be that silly joke that you see sometimes but then he'll turn around and be kind of scary because you you know bitch man you know i can. I can tangle with anybody thing you say something to him and he's laughing it off but it really is getting under the skin and when you meet up again. Yeah yeah. Chris what you got to add to this. It's what we should have got the original suicide squad like everything down to the mission is smaller. But it makes sense it makes sense. Why harley quinn is wise harlequin. joined the suicide squad. She's absolutely insane because they need someone who knows. The ins and outs of arkham asylum. The joker why is the joke involved. Because he's in arkham asylum crazy fucking plot going on. I loved the backstabbing between all the members of the team them wanting the every every garment. And then i'm gonna fuck each other than like literally or just wanted to screw each other over like the reports. Even someone like king shark where it's like. Yeah we we're going to see. The short now played by sources still loan. He's really goofy. Like there was like a wholesomeness. There's a little bit of wholesome. This movie between someone like king shark killer frost like she liked them like a big brother like little sisters like. That's a nice little thing and sadly it ends tragically but that's what the suicide skied. Suicide squad is i mean. These people are pretty much sent there to die. And that's why low about the whole conceit of it. So yeah i. I love this movie. I i would get the full price personally. Yeah i'll probably go more matinee. But i know they did a definitely did what what should have been done you know. Hopefully the sounds like that's what it is. Hopefully these suicide squad is more like what we see right here. Yeah well there's a. There's a a newer animated suicide squad also. Hbo max hell to pay. I heard it's not that good. It's it's it's not as good as this one but it's still better than the movie. Yeah yeah okay. Yeah i liked it it. It wasn't great but it does stick to what the suicide squad is. I like that movie a lot more because of the fact that it connects to another film. And it's like well when they do that. Which one it's calm spoiler. So if you haven't seen this the flash point paradox. Oh yes yes right. You're does it. Does those neat daniels. I don't know what the front door. She's an old paradox. right now. i mean. I'm surprised you guys are saying such great things about it although i did try to watch it but.
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"Don't tempt me. I will would by the way you version armor right with you. You're one of the few. Yeah probably but on the same day that this was released it was announced that all the deals see including this would be probably the arkham city game of the year edition. Why would you shoot yourself in the foot like that likes dry. Why would you tell them. Yeah you can buy now or you cannot and wait and just get everything.
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"You for mcintyre up. oh best movie ever. it's pretty great free. Clay faces the only thing that can hurt him as freezing him because what else can hurt them. Like the makes sense fire. fire him. Clay bring klay just dry them out just turned into a vase or something here. We go put them in. Okay is so cool you get to use a sore. Because you know. Batman couldn't use a sort because we slice them. They're going to die but he's just clay so he doesn't kill him talk about like really trying to make something work like batman doesn't kill but this guy's klay so it's alright the justice league with superman. I feel like i were a car. I in reference that all the time. But it's assigned freaking awesome good. It's the best. Superman seen ever on. Tv and i agree with that. You can take you can take it inch guy. It's got to go watch that again after this up so you be klay face. I think jokers dies because he doesn't have a key writer. These damn sulfur. I can't batman take some of the cure and choker comes up and stabs batman and makes them drop it. Oh yeah and like you know. Yeah exactly the funny thing is. I would gave you some again. That is pretty fun in any days. You think joker would have known that it is your so yeah schefter stead jokers done. He won't be back in any shape. Way shape or form sure absolutely. Now we've seen the last joker he's dead forever. Arkham nights starts with you and center eight. You push the by to answer. It has body so shirley which is mess up serious other episode would like after he died like a whole thing of the carried his body out of the theater. All the like. We're gonna get batman we're gonna let me just stop 'cause they joke carrying joker some just gonna say. I can vouch for the truth of this statement that seen as a million times. Funnier if you play selene diaz my heart will go on over that same. What's what's the whitney houston. One from the bodyguard. Would its plan what he's carrying her. Yeah the dolly parton cover. I would always up you. That's the one you just opened. The gates and leaves arkham city body out puts joke. Gordon's cars like go got you present. Jim like what happened in their by banda's locks off even even disappear fly wage. Like he died. I've been flying all night. I'm tired you deal with this i. It's still cool like harley. Quinn starts crying..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"Okay that's cool. That's not in here. Because i'm just looking at the digital trade version. I don't have. I don't have what you have but you got You got prototype ryan's for mr freeze and certain somebody who's hiding under the floorboards and you got some great drawings of two phase which just makes me happy because to face one of my favorite villains some very cool character designs of harley joker hugo strange and a certain demons daughter who may or may. And there's also a bane issue a robin issue in then stuff as scarface for some reason joker which looking at glancing as we're talking but there's a lot of interesting little extra stuff. They added mutual comics. Which i unfortunately did not read because i saw the art and i had turned away. Didn't want nothing to do with them. They're i mean they're not done in the same. Art style is the main comics. It looks it. Looks like a digital comic honestly never been read digital everything now for the most part. I don't i don't like digital only comics. I feel like that's a waste kind or something where maybe just insane pedigree regular book. Because you're not willing to print. Also mr fringes you to wrap it up all the arkham city comics and it's you know it's they're fun little side stories. These ones don't feel as much like hanan as the main five issue series. But they're they're you. Know fun. I i should have read them all cable. That about wraps up this part. I think we should go to shelf stacking box. And i will i. This is going to go in the stack. Because it wasn't something that i'm really going to recommend. People means a cool add on. If you enjoy arkham city you and you loved the batman arkham world is something definitely worth reading because it adds more insight to what's going on gives you a little bit more excitement and extra little small things for arkham game so i'm going to put me back..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"He's me transfer city he's like. I don't wanna go. I'm not a joe. Graham not a scarecrow. I'm just some guy like i. you know. I never heard anyone that didn't attack me. It didn't hurt me. i like. It's just shows you to the craziness what they're doing. Just throwing these random people in a giant city free to die and this is you know. Obviously you're going to have your mr xerez your jokers and your two phases in there but then also focuses on the little guys. You know the the disassociate saying you know the near two wells just common guys that are going to get thrown into this pit and you can see that the cash doesn't like it at all like he's not a fan. I liked that. I liked that. He realized something's wrong. And then it also kind of shows you in the next scene where you have. some of. The guards are wheeling joker. Who's supposed to be being taken arkham city also except in the kind of make some comments on wheel elevator. And you see these guys wearing masks but was smiley faces out now and also mass probably wouldn't be as normal in this because this isn't twenty twenty five help. That was kind of funny to canal mcmath. that's normal. Everybody wears math but at this winding considered normal. So you would know something's up. They're all just wearing masks and it looks like we got a bunch of friends that are out for blood. I like this. I like this show. Is that the garter you know. They're angry at him for what he did because he killed a lot of people in arkham asylum ooh yet he killed a lot of people so i thought that was very interesting and then they're about to kill him. If not for the fact that harley quinn had disguised herself because she had heard earlier at the guards are gonna kill joker so she ends up going in there massacring the guards and rescuing job and i think this is cool to get to see harley quinn fighting and being more than just you know. Just his psychic. He's actually doing something. I thought that was interesting to see. Yeah like knowing that joker would pretty much be completely boned. If not for her in this case and he is actually not being the piece of shit that normally is like he's kind of like oh behind you and like being very nice and appreciative. And i'm pretty sure we all know. That's only because she's helping him out that moment. But it is nice to see harley. Actually being proactive in doing something for once me too. I agree with that. It's nice to see. And then when they they escape on a boat together arkham asylum. And you have this. Whole whole scene where batman ends up. He has in the boat so he knows who's leaving. Who's coming who's going. Which again fits batman. And he like blows up their boat pretty much to thought was interesting he well he hits their votes crashes and then they more themselves up essentially ended up sinking underwater on a little sub escaping. Yup and they make it into a drainage tunnel which very wonderfully leads to write to the inside of arkham city where they find themselves in front of scientists factory which just made me happy because well that leads up to where arkham city takes up. Oh yeah i mean you get the foundry but anytime i see a black mask reference. I'm always going to be happy or you big fan of black mask. I enjoy black mask. I i have. I have a soft spot for the gangsters like penguin to phase black mask like the actual crime guys. That aren't super human or they're not you know incredibly insane like the joker just some dudes that are trying to put the work in and yet to face may be a little messed up and penguins little rotund and black mask might be a little bit crazy in preoccupied with daddy issues..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"Walk into another game. My mom found i. Mike news ronin a city after jail with me tonight all that would be a warden. Kenneth sanity here. It is so so so you probably his all by titles episode We are covering a comic by the same name of the game that we're also covering either the next day or two days you'll be hearing that episode because this is going to be kind of a companion piece something. We haven't really done before want to try. Since we're covering the batman arkham city comic from july twenty twenty eleven. October twenty minutes. Oh a five part. Miniseries written by paul dini which many people know as the guy who wrote batman this girl and also one of the main people instrumental in the creation of the character of our harley quinn who has since gone on to become very much in item of pop culture and comic fascination i forget he he was wanted tonight that create her and everything so he's a good person to write this. Because harley does have such a presence in the games he was also wrote arkham city to think he wrote asylum. But i can't remember so now here. Arkansas arkham city and then that was that. He was not involved in origins or night. I'm not gonna say you can tell but you can tell so. We're not gonna get two big into city. 'cause we'll be doing that and the other episode. You'll be hearing here shortly. But i do want to because this counting. This wasn't originally plan. Or i just would have been better planning on the show. I didn't even know this comic. This existed until i was randomly looking for something to read online in. This happened to pop up in my face. And i'm like and it all just read this quick. I just want something read. I had no plan dune episode and after reading it. I got like i want to record about it so here. We are so this comic will be on the cover. It even set a pre-cold to the highly anticipated video game which i think is funny too. I mean it was highly anticipated wife. Let's not forget. The game of the year cover was one of the most highly memed video game covers of all time. I own it but multiple copies and this comic opens up with the ending of silom where you have batman fighting titan joker and as an it shows you kind of the aftermath of what happened that way i think is so cool because i think this is six months before part of the concerts all like six or a few months before arkham city games start and the cool thing about the begin about the beginning of this comment is that yet is right at the end of arkham asylum. But you're also getting it from the jokers point of view..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"But so and it's cool stealth throughout the game kind of his to when you first start off. You're just taking guys with guns. But as the game progresses they get these suicide collars on them which are really fucking annoying. Where if you take a guy out often your and then they'll come running to the body but she can use to set other trips. Oh i never did that. Yeah i would. I would not a guy out and then throw it some of the The college called gel and then when they came over a detonated wrote over and take a bunch of that's cool. I never did that. I even thought about that. That's going to play this game. I think it was going to say. I think that the the stealth sections are the sections that feel the most like you are playing as like the greatest detective in the world. You're playing is one of the smartest people in the world like. These are puzzles. Like i always felt so goddamned satisfied and just so proud of myself whenever i did these stealth sections like yeah. That was real. clever. I'm really good at this game. And then i would get the next stealth section. I'd be like i have no idea what to do. And i never minds a couple of hard one spot also. Why is every thug in. This game. Shirtless almost tokyo. You join joker you taffy shirt or something. This is a reference endless sequels. It's not in the sequels much right. We're closing the sequels. I remember correctly. They have like tank tops and stuff. But they're mostly shirtless. Maybe it's maybe it's real hot on On arkham asylum. I forget what city arkham is supposed to be forgotten tools to be in like real life. There's a city that they said that this is based on. I guess new jersey. But i can't remember or the new york i don't know i know it said before throughout history. People have made that comment said. Yeah this is what we're referencing. But i can't remember it doesn't matter i know but i'm pretty sure metropolis chicago. I don't think i've ever heard that before. Peruzzi sure i'm right on this one but again don't quote me on this but okay can the other stuff that we should. We should mention but anything else. Talk about this delta combat. You guys wanna mention that. We brought up yet. I don't think so okay. Mic off according to my notes. Just the gadgets like we talked about before you get the explosive gel you got the backcloth which is my second favorite in the series. Isn't the other game very this. And this when you get the triple backcloth news. Poor down walls and shipped. It's cool but it's not. It's not my favorite. I like use them to open the vent especially on city on because you could just hit it and he'll auto target to them. It's i i. It's nice kind of metre vania part of this game. Where you get the other gadgets. You can go and get get other places and there's a reason to go a place that you might not gone because one thing throughout the game. They have a lot of rigor trophies which are usually little trophy off of the ones that i enjoyed more that when when i played his came back in two thousand nine i did. I had every single ridler riddle except for one stupid joke teeth. I could not find. It was in the mansion. And i'm wondering if it disappeared after. Iv takes over could be signed. Never found it but there's riddles area. Most of the references the old batman. And that's the riddles are. Actually what turned me on moore to batman because i didn't know who these characters were until the riddles throughout the game. You'll see because you're in arkansas..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"Not good it's it's it's definitely janke but it has the ideas that would become like arkham asylum. Thank you even before that was a mark of cree. The ps two had enemies where they had The face buttons over their head. And whenever you push that face button you at attack. That person. I i never played. That game is either that one or something very similar to you're right is market creed is also a secret creek rises kasai but i own both. I never played enough so that was not enough to go to not surprising. But this is the first game that really like this. Comment was revolutionary at talk. Yeah yeah i've been copied by games but it wasn't. This was the one that really made it. Stand out absolately even before it has ever tried it. But it's just there's just something about the same way links you through as you're running around even in the first facility at your in the way the gates are the way that it brings enemies at you everything i just feel like is just. It's very tense. But it's also just very very well done. This was for the longest time. My favorite arkham game at the moment. So that might change that we revisit the mall because i think i think it's going to change too because i the things that i didn't like about city i think won't be a problem now but this back before we started just play through. This is what. I consider my favorite good. It is good. I also didn't even news as well as before. This game I i don't think so. No not sure. He's in the batman. Movies nolan trilogy. Two thousand dollars. A long time ago is he. He's a minor character ball guy but they used as at some point Oh wow they had that when entirely over my head. Meet mine too. I only know it. Because i've watched movie night at some point after this wife and i just really that recent land i'm like oh he says it's neither victors as was but i don't know if it's of unleaded knowledge of him. Start in this game or not mind was definitely just game. He because he was never in the animated series. Were obvious reasons. A cycle for those that don't knows as a serial killer that kills and then draw scars on his body for all the people he kills. It's helping them according to him. He is a lego figurines. So like maybe. The enemy series enemy animated series. I watch a batman anime. Yeah absolutely but that's neither here..
"arkham" Discussed on GamesMyMomFound
"I right because that's what people do a dark souls. Not wrong alright. We should talk about batman. That's why we're here for batman. But i do those good stories about a midnight released. I just don't do many of them so that was cool. So this game surprised me like i. I was really excited for this game. Which i normally not a normally. I'm just not that. I don't get super excited for game. But i got really excited for this. Batman game obviously picked up midnight. And i didn't. I don't think. I realized. I picked up this game that this was. This is the style game. More or less i mean yes. It's not like you're to metro aids or anything but it it has the idea where you get different upgrades and the game progressive. But we should talk about the story of this game also. What really grabbed me so much like this game starts off with a with a cool. Ask cut scene. Batman driving joker in arkham asylum. And you have five minutes of just walking listening to talking like. You're not doing something like that. That talk is pretty glorious too. Since they got kevin conroy mark hamill replies persuaded the joker from the animated series. It's it's good and it's like at least five minutes. I'm watching the speed run right now. We're talking about four minutes and he's still just walking sure. That's the best part of the standard where you can't speed it up at all. I just drink some lemonade or something. I when i played this game for the show didn't bother me. I just want to be running. But i remember it still so dan cool. I love traffics in this game. To be say anything if you get too far away whether walking i think they i think they're probably something small i never. I never stopped walking out. It was just you know enjoying the atmosphere of the dialogue. I never thought. Hey wonder if i can break. This gets especially in those parts of games where you can't do anything else leg by mind tends to wander like what can i do. To make this worse there's a part in fabled to towards the beginning where you're doing a similar thing walking down a hallway found if you go out on this balcony let you ryan you can get ahead of the rest of the characters and it causes like your sister glitch. The door and stuff. It's pretty entertaining. Never to still to this day you will own it somewhere. It's the best one. I wanna play. But i just and this batman game like its way. Everybody looks like batman joker. I've loved the design of both of them in this like i throughout the time that we covered batman. If i do complain about his design. I liked this outfit. Alex is joker outfit too. I like all. I think is very classic very good. I think the character models or just everything in this game. I played i played on pc. But i was playing the three sixty version. I wasn't playing the return arc. How about you guys planted on. Ps three okay. I'm sorry you're play. The return to return to arkham on. Xbox allotted doesn't look bad. Like the i think the big problem people have like the textures poopie or whatever..
Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?
"So, you just got back from the Gulf coast where you were covering Hurricane Laura. How was your trip? The, hurricane damage was really bad. You know a lot of people down there have lost their homes, which is hard to see. Yeah and just to remind everybody Laura was the one that hit the Texas Louisiana border in August. This storm is clearly roaring. You're reaching that critical moment here. This now joins an elite group. It's in the top ten, a small elite group of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever make landfall into the US residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for potential devastation, Hurricane Lara and that area is so flat. It is so full of petrochemical facilities to their these refineries, a lot of new natural gas infrastructure, their chemical plants that manufacture all sorts of things like plastics and solvents actually even the raw materials for p. p. e., a lot of them are manufactured. Rubber gloves and surgical masks. So so what happened when the hurricane of hit all of that a lot of them shut down and when petrochemical facilities shutdown they usually release a lot of pollution right stuff that can't safely sit in pipes. So it has to be released or burn and preliminary estimates just in Texas showed that more than four million extra pounds of pollution were released. That was actually before the storm even made landfall. But the reason I wanted to talk to you is because one chemical plant caught fire because of the storm that is a look at I ten, which has now been shut down as these plumes of smoke emerged about an hour ago. The governor now is confirming this as a chemical fire has made an emergency crews responded to the inferno at via lab in Lake Charles which manufacturers pull supplies. Okay. So we've we've talked about this on the show before it didn't chemical plant in Texas catch fire after another hurricane Hurricane Harvey. Ago Yes and we talked about it on this very podcast because that fire in Texas started this totally new kind of legal battle, a climate change criminal lawsuit, and I have to say so far there is no indication that this most recent fire will lead to similar litigation but with this really active hurricane season that we're having in the super hot water in the Gulf of Mexico hoping spawn these strong. Storms head right for America's petrochemical centers I thought it might be a good moment to revisit that story and the questions that raises. So this episode, we're going to hear that story. It's a story that asks this question can companies and the people who work for them be held responsible, even sent to prison for failing to adequately prepare for climate change, you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Becky, take us back to the beginning of this story. So it's a story that happened in twenty seventeen at a chemical plant near Houston Texas, and it's when this major hurricane struck. We are coming on the air for breaking news. This is Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. It's yeah, I remember. Hervey was kind of unique because it made landfall and then it just kind of stopped and sat on top of Texas, just dumping and Dumping Rain. Some places got as much as sixty inches of rain. There was a lot of flooding obviously, our primary layer of protection was our power supply. When the storm hit we lost our primary power. You're hearing a guy who is a division president at one of those petrochemical companies that was overwhelmed by the flooding. His name is Richard. Rendered the company he helped run it's called Arkham. We brought in emergency generators to provide backup power. So what he's describing his in the aftermath of the storm, those generators were compromised. There's this intense effort to keep the power on at the Arkansas plant outside Houston. The plant is near a major highway. It's in a relatively residential area. So why were they fighting so hard to keep the power on basically because the plant was full of chemicals that have to be refrigerated Otherwise they catch fire. We do have that breaking news that we've been bringing you throughout the five o'clock hour this brand new explosion and a fire burning. As we speak the Arkham plant in Crosby, you can see that plume of black smoke billowing into the air. In fact, you can see it for miles and miles away. So they make organic peroxides which are. Volatile Chemicals, they're used to manufacture plastics and other stuff and organic rock sides are pretty hazardous because they can catch fire if they get warm right and they don't even need a spark, right. So organic peroxides contain both fuel and oxygen and when they become unstable, they heat up on their own and catch fire. Yeah. I can really hear that PhD coming through. So the Arima plant, it had a lot of refrigerated warehouses and buildings to keep these chemicals cold, and they also have a bunch of refrigerated trailers outside those warehouses. Okay. So talk me through it. What happened that resulted in the accident so harvey was stalled over the Houston area, just dumping rain for days and the refrigerated warehouses, the buildings they were flooding as the warehouses flooded. The employees were using forklifts to move containers of these chemicals from one refrigerated warehouse to another to try to keep them dry and cool, and the water just kept getting higher and higher and the electrical generators for the buildings started. Flood that's not good and then the forklift flooded. Okay. So would you do when you're forklift floods? So according to the US chemical, Safety Board investigation employees at the plant started carrying individual jugs of these highly flammable liquids in the dark my chest high water while it was still raining to get it to the refrigerated trailers we talked about because only the trailer still had power. Yeah. I read this report and it was terrifying like I can't imagine being one of those people still there as they're in like deep water trying to move these chemicals at one point, one of the trailer started to turn over. On their side. It was really like super scary. Yeah and you might be able to guess what happens next the trailers flooded they weren't refrigerated anymore the chemicals got warmer and warmer until they caught fire. So did people get hurt when the fire started in the plant? Well, the plant had been evacuated. So the employees were okay that we know of but there were some first responders who say they were injured while they were patrolling the area that had been evacuated specifically that there is and respiratory tracts were urinated by air contamination and there were some people who live nearby who also say they were injured. By the smoke and the ash from the fires. So we knew the chemicals themselves can be toxic was the smoke from them toxic as well. That's a good question. So when the chemicals burned, they actually just turned into carbon dioxide and water, but I talked to multiple organic chemists and they explained that the problem is actually the containers that were being burned a chemist at Bryn Mawr. College Name Michelle Francis explained it this way everything from the labels on things to whatever plastic or metal that the containers are made out of all that stuff is GonNa absorb other chemicals that didn't burn entirely. So the ashes nasty. The ashes nasty so that ash is made up of container junk and chemicals that didn't totally burn. That's the stuff that potentially could have harmed the first responders and the people close by and it's not something you ideally want in the air or water right so much. So that in two thousand, eighteen, the district attorney's Office for Harris County Texas announced criminal charges against the plant manager who was actually one of the people carrying those chemicals through the water. And Armas North American CEO, and later they also filed charges against a third person and executive at the company which was really surprising to a lot of people because in general, the criminal courts aren't used to punish companies in their employees for polluting the air and water especially when it happens during big storms and I went down to Houston interviewed the district attorney about it. Her name is Kim Og-. The. Charges are environmental. They are reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons. Reckless emissions of an air contaminant feels like a bunch of words that be polluting lawyers like. Big Words. So why did she say she was filing these charges you mentioned that there were a lot of petrochemical plants around Houston that flooded and leak stuff during Hurricane Harvey is there something about these fires that was worse? Yeah I asked her that and one argument she made is that the fires happened because people at Arkham ignored the risk of flooding like they should have known that their plant could flood like that and prepared better. For example, the plant is in a flood plain and even though Harvey dumped more rain than any US storm on record the argument the county is making. Is that there were signs that flood risk was increasing before harvey because of Climate Change we've had new normal in Houston. We've had three five hundred year floods in just a short period of time, and it's true that flooding is getting more frequent and severe in. Houston as it is in many parts of the country and something climate models have been predicting for a long time that extreme rain will get more likely as earth hotter including rain from hurricanes. So in this case, the county is basically arguing that the company had a responsibility to recognize that flood risk was increasing and do. More to keep their chemicals from catching fire. So obviously, the company doesn't agree or they wouldn't be in the middle of a trial right now what is the company say? So after the indictments for announced, I interviewed two of the layers representing Komo and its employees. One of them is pretty well known in Houston been working for a really long time. His name is Rusty Harden Arkham did everything they were supposed to do here hardened says the company followed all the regulations it's required to follow. He seemed pretty galled that employees were facing criminal charges trying to find scapegoats and calling individuals felons. Are you kidding me this is outrageous. It's morally legally ethically wrong and the point he made is that if the current regulations for chemical companies in flood prone areas aren't enough. Then the regulations should be changed by legislatures not by courts and especially he argues by criminal courts sometimes bad things happen that there's no crime. There's no responsibility is not anyone's fault we need to look forward to. The future and make sure that we are prepared for these kinds of things if this is going to be the new norm in many think it is. Okay. So becky, like what is at stake in this trial if the county wins and the company loses will that change how we think about climate change in the law it could actually yeah, I talked to this Guy David Omen he's. A law professor at the University of Michigan, and one thing he said that I think is really interesting is that environmental laws and regulations are generally based on this underlying assumption that the future will look like the past today. Already, we expect companies to be prepared to handle what I might call ordinary rainfall. What climate change is going to do among other things is change our definition of what is ordinary rainfall. Another way to understand it in a legal context is that you can be held accountable and punished. If you don't prepare for something, you should have seen coming. It's the idea of foreseeability so. Like if you know that climate change is happening, does that mean it's foreseeable and you should prepare for it yet that's the big question exactly and how foreseeable extreme weather is hinges in part on how businesses inform themselves about the climate science that's available to them, right? Yeah. Like I talked to an environmental lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation Alina Mehalle that foreseeability isn't just a question of did you personally know that this could happen but it's really what kind of maps were available to you. What kind of experts did you hire to inform yourself about this decision? What kind of modeling
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is self-explanatory
"Suicide Squad kill the justice. League is about the suicide squad trying to kill the Justice League. The other big video game news from D., C. Fan Dome was learning a lot more about suicide squad kill the Justice League from rock steady games the developer of Arkham asylum city night. Suicide Squad kill the Justice League is officially its title and game is about the suicide squad trying to kill the Justice League the trailer for the game opened up on a decimated metropolis. There was a weird glowing giant purple skull ship in the distance and it cuts to Harley Quinn on a rooftop goofing off and making jokes in response to just the General Radio Chatter. Then the rest of the suicide squad was revealed along with Harley Quinn. This game will also feature Captain Boomerang with a pretty intense Australian. Dead Shot and King Shark they had some comedic banter making fun of dead shot for claiming he never misses well King Shark absent mindedly popped green lantern and Batman balloons, which is interesting to me because there have been side quests about popping balloons in the past arkham games. And then Amanda Waller came on the line telling them they had to get to work or she would blow them up. Was All pre rendered but the next part of the trailer gave a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of Gameplay Harley Quinn zipped around using some kind of Hook Shot zip-line thing and used her bat mainly to attack these weird purple enemies. King Shark looked slow but carried a big machine gun dead shot had a jet pack did a lot of shooting and Captain Boomerang had some kind of quick teleporting ability while he was also throwing boomerangs and other weapons. And all of this happened while outkast's B O b bombs over Baghdad played on top of it. After finishing off the group, they quipped that what they did probably will knock a few years off the sentence and then Harley remembered that there was an Alpha target they needed to pursue. And that's when Superman showed up with his classic Yellow Belt and red. Underwear look. At first, it seemed like he saved a helicopter pilot from a crash, but then his eyes start glowing purple and he killed the pilot prompting these suicide squad to realize they are meant to kill the Justice League, the trailer ended with. Superman. Not really reacting to getting hit in the head with some kind of pipe that guess King Shark through and it revealed a twenty twenty to release window for playstation five. Series. Exit PC. After that trailer host will Arnett revealed a few more details about the game with the voice cast from suicide squad who were in character Harley. Quinn specifically referenced getting excited about killing Batman and Captain Boomerang mentioned the flash. After that game director Sefton Hill showed up. There was this whole silly conceit that will Arnett was being transported around to his hosting duties and Hill had joked that they had just shipped him a green screen which was pretty good joke but he answered a few more questions. The game does play S- in the chronology. So it is technically a sequel to Batman Arkham night it's going to be a lot different, but narrative is moving the plot forward. They decided to do a suicide squad game because they consider their games character-driven and the suicide squad highlights. One of the things DC has always been particularly good at villains they appreciated how flawed they were. It also gave them the opportunity to create an interesting impossible scenario, which is, of course, hunting down the Justice League. The gameplay will be a hybrid of hero empowerment action and Gunplay, which is definitely a unique for rock steady Batman does not use guns. The game will offer up to four player Co op, but will totally be playable single player. If you're playing alone, the AI will handle your other members and you will apparently be able to swap between them seamlessly. You can also go back and forth between single and multiplayer over the course of game it is also an open world. That world being metropolis. The twenty twenty to release window really surprised me. Batman Arkham night released in two thousand fifteen they lent it a lot of support post release but I think it's pretty safe to assume they have been working on it at some capacity since that game released since arkham night released. A suicide squad game was also teased as early as two thousand thirteen where there was something at the end of Batman Arkham origins. So to learn it is nearly two years away. Surprised me. I'm not really disappointed. Honestly, I'm happy to wait just surprised I would have assumed it would be
Gotham Knights doesn't have Batman in it and Suicide Squad
"Gotham Knights is the next game from the developer behind Batman Arkham. And Batman isn't in it? DC held its massive DC fan dome event this weekend where they shared all kinds of panels and trailers for DC related stuff. They talked about wonder woman nineteen eighty-four, which looks cool and the Snyder cut of Justice League which look you know I am ecstatic for you. If you're excited about that I don't think making that movie longer it's going to make it any better, but you know that has nothing. To do with video games. They also showed a trailer for the Robert Patents and Matt Reeves Batman Movie, which I thought looked pretty great. I'm excited for that. But the most exciting news for me was learning about what WB Montreal was working on and learning a lot more about rock steadies suicide squad game. So finally, officially, WB Montreal revealed it is working on a game called Gotham knights the trailer for the. Game Open with a newscast revealing that Bruce Wayne is dead and then a cut to a video. Batman had recorded in case of his death and what needed to be done in his absence, and then we got to see back girl night wing Red Hood and Robin basically stepping it up to be the new protectors of Gotham from there it looked a lot like a Batman Arkham game which I am. Saying as a complement, each of the four heroes appears to have a distinct set of abilities and are able to drive bat cycles around Gotham. Bad girl seems perhaps the closest to playing as Batman. As we know him in the Arkham Games, a brawler uses a zip line to move around night wing was playable on a few occasions in the Batman Arkham Games and he looks similar here uses batons as weapons. Red Hood. Who sometimes bad guy. But seems to be a good guy in this instance uses guns. He is former Robin Jason Todd who was resurrected, and now you know very angry general. And finally, we saw robin the Tim Drake version. Of Robin, who appears to use a lot of tech gadgets I was certain. We were looking at Damian Wayne Bruce Wayne's biological son during the trailer who is Robin in the current Comic Book Canon. But after the fact, it was made pretty clear that this is Tim Drake. The trailer ended with a tease we have been expecting for long time with the Court of owls taking center stage. We saw familiar locations from the Court of Appeals, comics people wearing court of appeals, masks, and hundreds of coffins that store the immortal superhumans at the Court of Appeals tends to use to do its dirty work. After the trailer premiered, they showed about seven minutes of Gameplay. The game play footage took place about a dozen hours into the game and focused on a part of the story revolving around Mr Freeze we saw back girl wearing a different costume than what was shown in the trailer running around the city, zipping up to rooftops and attacking enemies from above Robin joined her similarly wearing a different outfit than the one seen in the trailer, and they made their way into Mr Freezes. Fort I guess you could say where he had this crazy weather machine going multiple approaches to taking out enemies were shown bat girl was more of a brawler uninterested in a stealthy approach but robin was shown sneaking up on enemies Alford called the duo to give them advice and we also saw and bat girl team up for a single attack it culminated with a boss fight confrontation Mr freeze before too much progress could be made against him. The video came to a close the game going to be an up to two player coop game and will apparently have lots of leveling up options over the course of the game and enemies will level up with you. Implication is you tackle things just about any order as a result if you're level five when you fight freeze, he's level five. But if you love of fifteen, then he is little fifteen in that changes things. Afterward. Zachary Levi. She's Zam himself asked WB Montreal a few questions. They didn't offer a whole lot of additional information. They did say the mystery is bigger than the court of owls though and later it was also confirmed that the game is separate from the Arkham universe it's a standalone new Batman Universe the game is planned for next year I love the narrative conceit of Batman being dead I. Hope they lean into that and it's not just a big endgame twist that he's been alive the whole time I, liked the. Idea of that crew of four trying to figure out how to protect Gotham without Batman I. think that's really cool I. also love the Look of writing the bat cycle through the city and how at least at this point it it does look close to Arkham game play.
Batman: The Court of Owls Explained
"Okeydokey so Batman, the Court of ours explained you see. Those of you knew view well-versed in all things DC. Batman has a well known in timeless gallery villains but one of his more recent adverts, adversaries poses one of the greatest threats to Gotham city. The merciless group is known only as the court of owls a secret society with comedy. Britain's revealed a pages of the new fifty, two relaunch in twenty eleven in fact there. So secret, you might not even know who they are when Batman down to down to cowl. Guidance of the creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg. Capello a team that will quickly be considered one of the best ever to take on Cape Crusader. The ruthless cabal proved to be a match for the dark knight with a news at. Wb Montreal's Batman Video. Game, will finally revealed at DC fan dome this weekend and May pit the player against the sinister secret society. Let's get to know this dangerous foe and formidable edition, two Batmans rogues gallery and. We got images to go along with it as you can see here, he's Duke, it out. Bingo. Yeah. APP. Pretty. Good. So Spoilers follow read or listen or watch at your own risk but I, I have a feeling that this'll set a good foundation or framework for maybe what to expect from the next game coming out. Later this year or at least announced this weekend. But what is the court of owls while the court als has long been legend in Gotham City beware the court of ours began a local nursery rhyme that watches all the time ruling Gotham from shadowed perched behind granite and lime. When Bruce Wayne was placed in a crosshairs of an assassination plot, he learned to court and it's assassins are very real. Some of Gotham wealthiest and most well-connected families make up the court vowels for centuries they used their power and influence to turn the tides of politics and control the city according to their designs often resorting to the use of highly trained assassins called talents to achieve their nefarious goals. The Wayne Family was one of the is a longstanding rivals Alan Wayne one cities, builders, and Bruce's great. Great Grandfather. was plagued by the quarterback until they tortured him to death in nineteen, twenty, two as Bruce himself had heated a legend suspected the court having a hand in his parent's death believing that their murder was bit too random to be mere coincidence in many ways. It was my first case as a detective. He told Dick Grayson Bruce found no trace of them or their involvement in Wayne's death. He's sporadically looked into society is he honed his skills as an adult court alluded his site until he became a target himself Yeah Kinda interesting The story then continues on I'm not GonNa read all about it but I do go over the court of orgin. Notable members of the Court of Appeals and then powers and abilities or read about that a little bit not only to court of Alice Asan's talents strong enough to take on Batman and some of his enemies in the night of the owls tying issues they were able to return from mortal wounds and death itself. Thanks to a chemical compound at gave them Meta. Human regenerative abilities. The judgment to bring them back in a service was made by the court who awaken the assassins when Anita rose to help them reclaim their power in Gotham city towns are also skilled combatants, stealthy and lethal. They wielded clawlike blades as their signature weapons to pierce target in specific parts of the body to make their death as painful as possible Keep in mind the court TV and video games. Wow. If you've been watching TV shows or movies or anything they kind of had. Mentions. Some just GONNA wrap it up here by saying the Corvallis most notably made an appearance in television series Gotham where they worked their machinate machinations behind the scenes until rising to the forefront in series third season The court has also made a brief appearance in the form of a talent assassin in twenty eighteen lego DC super villains, and then two thousand fifteen animated film Batman Versus Robin introduced a court hours and talent as Bam next for the idea of the shadowy group behind the death of his parents film is loosely based on the story of the Comics Ping Bruce and daming against each other as a clash over the distant print personalities and crime fighting. Fluffy's the triumph over to Corvallis on that assassins Damian was left questioning who he is and how he fits into his father's white life. But how does it fit into the next Batman game while Scotsman himself teased the first line of the nursery rhyme before the court of owls in a tagline capture the night not that much of a stretch to guess that the secret society will be playing a role in an ex Batman game whether it's a shadowy group themselves or the assassins they unleash. Batman will certainly have a lot to contend with in his next battle to save Gotham city and I for one after reading that, and now very interested in what's happening this weekend. What is the game that is coming out? I? Mean I know that it's going to be the suicide squad Kill the Justice League that seems kind of interesting I'll be keeping nine net but the next Batman. Game. All man if you guys can make something to top Arkham night. I will be impressed
Rocksteady faces backlash for inaction regarding alleged sexual harassment
"Batman developer rock steady has been accused of failing to address sexual harassment this from Ethan Gotcha at Kotoka female staff members at rock city studios best known for Batman Arkham series sent a letter to management in twenty eighteen complaining about sexual harassment according to a new report by The Guardian the letter reportedly signed by ten of the sixteen women on staff at the time cited a number of persistent issues including transphobic slurs derogatory sexually. Explicit remarks about women and sexual harassment that included unwanted advance unwanted advances leering at parts of a women's body and inappropriate comments in the office. The Guardian reports. This misconduct reportedly also filtered into rock games which include hyper sexualize versions a Batman. Characters like poison ivy and cat woman according to one of the Guardian sources to address the issues raised in letter rock steady held a single company-wide hour. Long Training Seminar employees had to sign a statement confirming the pre. Dated in the training, but according to the source nothing else appeared to be done to address the problems quote. It felt that it was just a way for them to cover their asses and quote said the
Restoring the American Chestnut
"Things got yeah. This novel pathogen ideas terrifying especially when it comes to like with covert. It's got some twenty billion people to work its way through. And the chestnut, almost being jack-of-all-trades in being widespread was probably one of the perfect recipe. Check boxes to say like okay. This is how you have. An invasion meltdown caused the collapse of species. It's scary and it's so sad, but at the same time. Is Much as I've never seen a large chestnut tree, or been able to appreciate them, for what they were were lucky and very fortunate that there are still sprouts there are these these trees are still on the landscape in some capacity. I mean it is kinda functionally extinct. I. Don't know if that's the proper scientific way of putting it, but. There's chestnuts still out there today. Where did the American Chestnut Foundation kind of say? We have to do something. What was the impetus for that and kind of winded it happen, and what was those early stages Kinda like for it? Sure so so functionally extinct. That's that's the term I think for for the American, just not in words Aso a lot of people think it's extinct or endangered or threatened. It's none of those things it doesn't fit any of those categories, because there are so many sprouts out the wild, so it was estimated before billion in the eighteen hundreds at the height of the species population. The blight swept through reduce them to basically sprouts, and the under story so most hardwoods. If you've got them down, they die of the blight bill re sprout. Sprout burn readily just not does that, so they sprout. They get the blake usually by age seven fifteen. They Divac, they re sprout. They get the blame back. They re sprout so so that's what you see in the forest today, the eastern us on their an estimated four, hundred thirty five million trees, so so lot still a lot, but most of them do not reach flowering stage. We think about two million, or so are probably still flowering on somewhere around point, five percent of the population is probably still flowering and producing knots. And that's what's been used at a lot of different breeding programs and eastern us when the blight I went through the USDA's stepped in a sense implant explorers to China to say hey, finding replacement for the great American Chestnut, and so they brought over. Chinese chestnut, so that's about Chinese just nuts on the landscape. They are all over the place. You see them on farms. The USDA real big push for people to plant Chinese chestnuts. My popol planted them on his farm, but they they couldn't replace the just the American chestnut, because they typically they have been bred for Russian. Typically don't grow as tall as the American chestnut. They are very branchy, so the timber isn't as of high quality all as America's. And so that was one of the first attempts to try and save the American chestnut, or restore it or replace it, and then, since then since the thirties on through, people have tried various breeding techniques. They've tried spraying. The fungus was something they've tried systemic fungicides in the fifties when nuclear radiation Israel real huge people were taking chestnuts and throwing them in nuclear reactors to get them to mutate totally serious. And, so you've got plantations of irradiated ulmer radiated chestnuts. Most of them are in Maryland. Okay up ground where a lot of that defense. Stuff was happening, so makes us. That might be another podcast, but but there's this uranium question to try and find resistance within native. American chestnuts and people went pretty much given hope in the seventies and eighties stuff still going on, but at a much lower rate, and in the early eighties there was a corn geneticist Charles Burnham. He said Hey. Trees or plants? Why don't we use plant breeding the we using corn and things like that and use that for trees as well to impart resistance. So, that was the start of the American nomination. Arkham Burnham and some other founders I got together they the various, all nonprofit, scientifically minded organizations and say hey, let's try something called back crossbreeding to get a light resistance, and who the American chestnut and when they started, they thought that blight resistance was very simple traits that it was only two or three genes that controlled this trade, and therefore back crossing would work after you get above three genes back. Crossing really isn't active. The the numbers required too high and astronomical talk about exponential. You need exponentially large. Populations as you increase the number of genes for traits, so it was a it was a noble thought and would that it that be that resistance was only controlled by three. We know now that light resistance is controlled by many martines than three so a while back crossing itself isn't the end all be all American chestnut restoration, TCI the American Chestnut Foundation has embarked on other avenues to try and restore the American chestnut, and but but that was what what began the foundation
Hurricanes and hazardous chemicals can be an explosive combination
"In twenty seventeen Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with record-setting downpours. At the nearby Arkham Arkansas chemical plant flooding knocked out the power and disabled Refrigeration Systems. That were Cooling Hazardous Chemicals. The chemicals decomposed and combusted and the trailers where they were stored caught fire more than two hundred nearby residents were evacuated for an entire week. Susan Annenberg is with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She says climate change causes extreme weather to grow more common similar incidents. Become more likely. This is a really under studied problem that is growing and potentially disastrous and future in recent research Annenberg identified. Almost nine hundred highly hazardous chemical facilities within fifty miles of the Gulf Coast. A region likely to see more dangerous hurricanes. She found that more than four million people live close enough to one of those facilities to potentially need evacuation during a disaster. She says stronger. Regulations can help reduce the of dangerous incidents with proper planning and infrastructure and management. They are preventable.
Animal Crossing Writer Explains The Background Of That Sea Bass Joke
"Animal. Crossing is different the AC aesthetic is cute. I've seen people here observing that even the Tarantulas are cute. Even the chairs are cute. But it's more than cuteness as comfort. It's positively it's a retreat if you've played the game you're tired of the sea bass joke I get it. I'm tired of the Sea Bass joke and I wrote it. But here's a secret about the sea bass joke. It was originally. I caught a sea bass. Well maybe a C. MINUS BASS and when we were workshop jokes. Someone pointed out that as a joke people were going to see. Many many times generally along with disappointment. They didn't catch something better. Maybe it would be better to spin it. Positive make it a C plus instead from a comedy mechanics perspective. It's the same joke. Relying on the HOMOPHONES C. S. A. And see the letter. C. To change how you perceive the description of the animal and let's be honest. It would work better as verbal joke than it does in print but that fish has sailed anyway. My point is we were doing our very best down to details. You might not have considered to make this the most positive comforting funny game we could and I know the DEV team was doing the same. It's a testament to Nintendo's localization efforts that so much thought went into a small joke like that it's one of those elements that we kind of take for granted as English speakers playing Japanese Nintendo Games. That there is a dedicated team of folks who are making sure all the texts and dialogue and the Games are interesting and worth reading. And even if it's just a tiny little bit of insight I appreciate highlights twitter thread and I hope Nintendo will be open to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future.
Explaining Occam's Razor
"Today we're going to discuss a problem solving principle that many of you probably heard of and we've we've definitely referenced on the show before and that is autumn's razor that's right. It's it's one of the classics one of the hits of like the skeptical toolkit and I think it's a really one to get into because it's something that is widely known but in different ways and often To whatever extent it actually does have value. It often gets deployed in ways that do not actually make use of its value right like like an actual razor blade. It may be misused from time to time. Yes now. What one specific place that. I know we've talked about it before. Is that is in the context of Carl? Sagan's recommendations for the the tools of skeptical thinking he these out and one of them is autumn's razor. He writes all comes razor this convenient rule of thumb urges us when faced with two hypotheses that explain the data equally well to choose the simpler. Okay now why did we end up talking about this today? We we were in the studio the other day Discussing upcoming episodes. And you said that. Seth had mentioned this our producer Seth Yeah. I was in here and set a nickel Johnson was working on. A crossword puzzle was at the New York. Times he tells us it was the New York Times And he he asked me how to spell. Autumn is in razor and I took a guess at it and I can't I can't remember. I was correct. I was probably wrong but also probably hit one of the multiple acceptable spell things for razor But anyway we started talking about it and I was like. Oh Yeah we we could do that as an episode and so here we are. I'm very glad we picked this because I think one of my personal favorite genres of of critical thinking is is being skeptical about the tools of skepticism. You know is sometimes people who identify skeptics can ca- can I get a little cocky. You know they get a little too sure of themselves about what the reasoning tools they use and it's worth putting those tools to the test. Giving them a closer look. Yeah absolutely now I have to say I definitely remember. The first time I encountered the concept of outcomes raise or at least the first time I encountered it and it on some level stuck with me and that was when viewed the Nineteen ninety-seven film adaptation of Carl Sagan's novel contact the movie. I can't watch without crying. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah well. Why does it make you cry? Oh God there's no point especially the first part where you know it. Zooms out from the earth and you're hearing the radio signals go back in time and then and then it shows the young. L. E. Airway experimenting with the Ham Radio and her dad's helping her and get so emotional. Yeah Yeah it's it's been a very long I. I haven't seen it since initially came out and in fact the main thing I remember from it is seen in which jodie foster's character. Eleanor Airway has having this conversation with Matthew mcconaughey as character. Who How old was Matthew mcconaughey at this point? I don't even know how old he is. Now is this ageless demon but anyway. Here's this character He's scared Palmer. Joss in the scene in question foster's character brings up autumn's razor in a discussion on the nature of God she. She says well which is ultimately the simpler hypothesis that an all powerful God exists or the human beings made got up in order to feel better about things and then this ultimately comes back around is kind of flipped on her later on film regarding her characters encounter with an extraterrestrial intelligence right. Is it more likely that she really had the experience? She thinks she had with With all these aliens or that. She like hallucinated. Something that would give her emotional closure. Yeah and so. Yeah I think I was in high school at the time so it was. It was interesting concept especially in the context of of atheism verses of faith in a creator deity inserted to suddenly have this tool from the chest. Skeptical thinking just thrown up on the table and you and seemingly used by both sides. Well Yeah I think this is funny. This is a great example because it highlights some of the most common features of all comes razor as it is actually used to like. It's often invoked in a kind of fuzzy way without an objective measure Just kind of invoked to back up your intuitions about the probability of something right but another thing is that this example shows how. It's not always easy to find a way to compare the simplicity of two different propositions like is the existence of God a simple hypothesis or a complicated one that I think that really depends on kind of how you feel about it like like what kind of objective measure can you come up with to evaluate that question right. It's GonNa depend so much on your like your background your culture what you grew up with. And you know how you how you've come to view the possibility of Of God's existence. Is it just kind of the bedrock of your your worldview or is it this thing from the outside that you are contemplating and also how do you view it at like the coherence of the idea? Do you view it as something. That's like That's full of all these little kind of ad hoc accommodations or something that is a holistic coherent Sort of like fact about nature. Yeah you know I it's I I think this is a perfect example. That shows like win. People used the idea volumes razor in a way that is not helpful and doesn't really doesn't really get you any closer to figuring out what's true now if you're if you're still questioning what the concept really means. Don't worry we will get to some. I think some very understandable examples of how it can be a used properly and used improperly. But let's go ahead and just start about the concept itself the the word autumn You know where this comes from. We'll get to the origins of autumn's razor so Oxfam's razor is also known as the principle of parsimony and parsimony means a tendency towards cheapness or frugality. So I like that. It's like the principle of parsimony is like you. You want to be cheap with your with your logic right yeah. I don't need more than two steps of logic between me and the solution. Don't give me one with four or five. And it was named after the Medieval English philosopher William of autumn. Of course William of Arkham So he he lived in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries from twelve eighty five to either thirteen seven or thirteen forty nine. I've seen different death dates given forum. I've seen different birthdates as well. Eighty seven twelve. Eighty eight looking at That's interesting so he was a prolific scholar. Franciscan friar we'll get more into his ideas in a minute. I you know one thing I've always wondered is where the heck is awesome. I've never heard of that. Well yeah because the word sound has kind of like a remoteness to it. It sounds alien in some ways. Autumn is very much a real place. It is a rural village. In Surrey England. You can look it up online. You can find that the website for the church in Oxfam for example and this area has been occupied since ancient times. It's about a day's ride south west of London and it was the birthplace of the individual who'd come to be known as William Volume now beyond that beyond the fact that he was born here. We don't know a lot about William's life We don't know what his social or family background was or if his native language was French or Middle English. As Paul Vincent Spadea explains in the Cambridge companion to Arkham he was likely given over to the Franciscan order as a young boy. Before the age of fourteen and here Latin would have quickly become his language of not only writing but also just conversation Grey Friars Convent in. London was likely his home convent but later he traveled he visited Avalon he visited Italy and he lived the last two decades of his life in Germany. Now philosophically William was a Nominal List and spayed writes that the two main themes of this for William were the rejection of universals and ontological reduction in these two teams are are not necessarily interconnected like you can you. Could you could believe in one but not the other and vice versa but basically like let's get into what these mate so the first rejection of universals is perhaps best considered and this is very brief and broad Certainly you can find so much written in instead on this topic but basically think of it as a rejection of the tonic idea of the realm of forms. So that idea that all chairs that we might make design and carve a symbol are an attempt to create the perfect chair which doesn't reside in our world but only resides within this realm of forms. So all chairs that we create our like an aspiration for the ideal chair another way. I've thought about it at least as I understood it was. The nominalism is kind of the idea that there is no such thing as a chair. There's only this chair and that chair in this chair over here. There is no chair right like this. This is the kind of the situation gets too. When you you get into the genre classifications of say albums artists or movies. You care a great deal about and someone tries to limit it to a classification and say oh well that's classic rock where that's alternative rock near like. No no no no no. Don't don't try and fit there is there. Is these categories. Do not apply. There is there is only you know whatever. Your band of choice happens to be. There is only tool. There is only primis or whatever right there yeah there. There is only things not category right. Now let's move onto the second theme here. Ontological reduction this is as Britannica defines it quote the metaphysical doctrine that entities of a certain kind are in reality collections or combinations of entities of simpler or more basic kind. I think your classic example here is molecules atoms. Yeah so another example. Here's while our aristotle defined ten categories of objects that might be apprehended by a human mind. These would have been translations vary on on how you wanted to find these but substance quantity quality relative place time attitude condition action and affection. William cut these down to two substance and quality. He's really getting in there. That's the razor. That's what a razor Dutt. Cia slices away. It cuts off the fat and gets down to the meat. Spayed writes quote. Although these two strands of thinking are independent. They are nevertheless often viewed as joint effects of a more fundamental. Concern the principle of parsimony known as Oxfam's razor okay. So we're getting to the razor. Yeah so William. Devoted a lot of energy to arguing against What spade calls the bloated onto logical in inventories of his contemporaries and became well known to his peers for this as such either towards the end of his life or shortly after his death a kind of greatest hits album came out on his thoughts and ideas titled On the Principles of Theology? Now it wasn't actually by William of Arkham but it featured his doctrine as well as verbatim quotes there is no ascribed author either so later generations would often just attribute it to him as well as the notion of outcomes razor however the specific phrase was apparently never actually used by him. He never said autumn in the house. I'M GONNA get the razor out and started carving on some some some some some ideas
'Jedi: Fallen Order' Shows That a Good Star Wars Game Doesn't Have to Be Original
"Talk about what might be my favorite game of the whole year star Star Wars Jedi fallen. I haven't walked back. He came in two three days ago and so game of the year hasn't finished it so he says journalist so I played it for about a week now and who ooh I love it David. Lexus Game Tomb Raider. It is a lot like tomb. Raider little uncharted and then apparently a little dark souls. But I wouldn't know. Oh will you like Neil and save at points so yes that's right yeah so it is very tomb raider but but I think it controls like more like an action game which looks kind of goofy over the shoulder and you're watching somebody play still bouncing around like an idiot but it makes sense for doing that but I also downs around like and and it's also because the only time you've watched well watched other people. Maybe yeah well mainly combat the Jevon driven around like an idiot probably okay Salmon Tina. You're both playing just. Nasim played it yet to hear how RPG like it is uh-huh this say it's very RPG. Excited I don't mean to derail I had heard was that has a really big really involved skill tree which I didn't know it has the skill tree that pretty much every game released. Okay this Asan's creed got it it's less RPG as isis greenhouse so it's like everything is RPG like in some way so it falls on the RPG scale somewhere. Yeah these are the distinctions. We need to make before twenty question. No that's one of the greatest things about it has all of these like little elements five different games and different genres and kind of come together in a cohesive way so excited it should decorate. Yeah we're actually recording this before a review goes up Dan Is Handling Review. I I don't know what's so I don't know what score is GonNa come down on but I know he's very very high on he's bullish on one thing I like about The the combat so far has been frustrating. Although I know you solve it when we were the three demo and you've got through a bunch of the stuff but right now it's like I'll have a group of enemies around me and it's actually like tough enough that I'm dying a lot. And I've had moments in Batman Arkham asylum. It like that but what I like about it is that while I'm doing that you are constantly deflecting shots being shot at you from faraway really really fun and I know so. It's because like the lasers are slower than bullets which is like the stupidest thing like me a human see the blazers. It's coming at me. I feel like really cool like doing it. But if that was really how lasers work that I could probably do that. They just slowing it down the human you but the jet I you in the game actually sees it much whole games running et exactly the just showing you what a Great Lakes game design challenge feel like lasers but be slow to deflect all the other game design challenge too. Is You have a lightsaber. That should be able to push through most anything but there's like really big pots into but other ones. Okay no the really big ones. You can't do all you can't through any walls and the game either Tori really great. Yeah you're always on the other side of like three like metal bars looking through it's like you and it has actually for sure they have you looking indication later you'll be able able to get through here like Metro and you know just melt bars you got but you are in Jeddah temple so maybe it's Anti Jetta made made from some metal. What's the DELOREAN's metal armor made out of? I don't know I just watched a whole episode about it. I can't tell you I love hearing how metro-wide Vania e it is or Metro chime specific measure prime which which the developers were up front about that multiple planets that are way more intricate. And you you know. Non Linear and and sort of loopy pathways than kind of expected that so an expected and cousteau metro prime was famous for this Big Three d map that you kind of see really needed needed to go or you haven't had been yet and it's really good and it was like feels like super futuristic and stuff this game has that Matt but I don't know if I'm like like if it's just like because it's less boxy unlike more organic. It's so hard to use for me right now but you say you wrap your mind. Map has a learning curve that was it was confusing at first. But now I'm used to it and I can I know. Ah If there's something on the map that I want to get to. I can usually get to it and you can. I love how the robot a BBDO sorry droid projects in math in real time. It's like in dead space when you have like your health package just like lights on your armor and there's a lot of stuff in this game really doing the work early beating the flashlight. That's true and that's also he's also your health bar on your back yes. It's so like dead space magnate and also a tip since beatty one is projecting your map in real time. It doesn't pause the game you can. It'll be a ten. Oh yeah the hard way giant rats around. Yeah don't look run for your life is i. Don't want any stories. Spoiler the rats kill you is your killer viciously. It's a big threat to a jet here right now is that are you. Is your character cool. I think so. He's likeable and it's not like super every other characters better. I mean he's just like he's like a pretty vanilla hero but it doesn't bother me. I will say this there are some really funny moments. I forget what it was. What was one of the early comments? Oh because he's a yeah exactly like they're like no trashes allowed here something and he makes a joke about how he's actually trash. So there's like these little funny cute goofy moments that he just didn't make him more likable. That's another thing that I've heard just around the office is that You know that doesn't come through in the trailers just seems like incredibly generic and I've heard this game has better writing in dialogue expected surprising to me and this is not a spoiler. He's just really young. So it's like all the characters that are interesting around him are adults and he just doesn't know a lot and doesn't do a lot because he's like a teenager so I think they they don't. They didn't do a good job of sabotaging that outside the game. Now that I'm in the game like oh he's just like his whole he's just a kid. Yeah I've come to a decision I'm GONNA play it that's good. I think you're going to be happy with their. I've been joking on scoop for weeks about how I don't play anything but that's just you know I wasn't interested in call of duty and wasn't interested. Trust in-depth stranding. So this is this is the one this is the woman.
"Sale and saw this title on a book spine and I knew I had to have it books fatal to their authors sometimes we feel like we're going to be done in by reading a book but these are books that do in their authors and as I'm perusing the table of contents here I see the first category is theology and among the many names of theologians who lost their lives because of a book they wrote there are familiar names William Tindale John hus Savannah Rola these are folks we've talked about before we're on five minutes but they're also some new names William of autumn and able ard let's talk about those two and their fatal books well William of Autumn was born and a little rural village named autumn in Surrey a bit to the South and west of London and he went from one shire to the next Leaving Arkham and going and studying at Oxford well then it was off to Paris and as he got into Paris he began writing against Pope John twenty second and he wrote his book defense of Poverty and now let the author of books fatal to their authors pick up the story from there the defensive poverty startled the whole of Christendom by its vigorous onslaught of the vices of the papacy and the assumptions of pope on the twenty second the latter ordered to bishops to examine the work and the invincible doctor that's what William of autumn was known as aw was cast into prison at Avenue on he would certainly have been slain had he not contrived to effect his escape and take refuge at the Court of the German emperor to whom he address these words to May defend us gladio Ego Tae Defendthem Kalomo defend me with the sword defend you with the pen there. Arkham lived and wrote condemned by the pope disowned by his order the Franciscans threatened daily with says of Heresy Deprivation and imprisonment but for them he cared not and fearlessly pursued his course becoming the acknowledged leader of the reforming tendencies of the age in preparing the material for that blaze of light which astonished the world in the sixteenth century so there we have it William commend is book going after Pope John The twenty second and it eventually being fatal to his being well we also have able are and his book introduction to theology was fatal to him able artists probably more well known for his letters than his book these letters to hello es and they're labeled romance as the Canon of Notre Dame in Paris he was enormously popular but alas he was a heretic he denied the Orthodox view of the trinity the end of the person of Christ a council was convened and condemned his books and him he was imprisoned he was beaten and he was then released well he didn't learn Lesson because he wrote yet another book with yet more Heresy And he squared off with Bernard of Clavo to give you a sense of Bernard of Clavo he is one of the you medieval figures that Martin Luther actually liked and so Bernard of Claro showed up Abe Lard he was arrested again was exiled to a monastery at Clooney in there he lived out his life and when he was buried his remains were placed next to those of his beloved Hellos well it's not only authors that have difficulties with books this book also identifies printers and booksellers and publishers who were done in by books and mentioned specifically to publishers who printed up the BIBLIOTHECA SACRA comb interpretation abyss at Pastilles that is Sacred Bible with interpretations -tations it was a massive work nine hundred pages written in thirteen forty and the pope ordered to printers in sixteenth century to print it and it bankrupted them when all was said and done they were left with eleven hundred ponderous tomes on their shelf and no money well that's it
September's Free PS Plus Games Are Here
"Let's dive into news crunch. Take a lot to talk about this week. On news. Crush the first thing i wanna talk about relatively within the time that it still is relevant but you know not as often as it could be. <hes> we usually miss the free playstation plus games per month usually get announced the day after a record. I think that was the case this year but <hes> they go live today. Is we're recording. According to the day before this goes up the games for september are batman arkham night and dirk centers three month which is a pretty reasonable bump. <hes> twenty fifteen eighteen is when batman night came out whereas dirk centers three actually came out last year <hes>. There's a new dark centers coming out this year but it's not a full like proper number title so if view missed out on the third entry is really good excuse to go back and of course if you miss out on all the fun for the batmobile and batman are
PlayStation Plus September 2019 free games announced
"Deals of the day playstation plus games i announced it is batman arkham nine okay so well i have p._s._e. Customer i could get it but you're saying that's not why should stop well. Here's the thing we return to arkham is which games arkham asylum arkham city gary. What if i told you right now your fingertips you have access to all these games for free. How do i have him. An anthropologist says return of arkham is on xbox game pass but have experts you. He's got it for a while and i felt like i probably would take this back now at the time it got. I didn't feel like it was a great valley here. Maybe i should get it again. The okay well then i would get gears five and all kinds of stuff that gives five game pass became pie brilliant even better so then we need to you know and if you're not making moves you're seeing stuff so anyways you play those two on xbox and play come back in september redeem these games.
New Batman: Arkham Collection Revealed, But Origins Isn't Included
"The batman arkham night collection contains the master versions of batman arkham asylum batman arkham city which were previously released for playstation four next box one as overturned arkan collection is well as batman dark of night this is listed as a september six release date on amazon you casing the question does not include batman arkham vr nor batman arkham margins the pregame developed by warner brothers montreal which is criminally underrated you should put a wall the game has many fans it seems to be consistently left out of the conversation it was not ringmaster for the return of the arc and released in the us remains the only game in the series that has not upgraded for the current generation councils
Diversity of our doctors benefits our nation
"This is Dr Michael Wilks where they second opinion in the early years of American medicine medical school classes were predominantly white Christian men, slowly schools, accepted more women, and then they further diversified while. Today's medical schools are far more diverse than they had been they still don't come close to reflecting the communities. They serve diversity is crucial to addressing the severe disparities in health care, for example, where I live the life expectancy is nearly fifteen years greater in one community. Then it is in the bordering next community healthcare disparities in the two communities include diabetes, and heart disease and cancer, but also profound differences in educational level, homelessness and substance abuse. When doctors have no connection with underserved communities those communities suffer there. Are places in Los Angeles County with the doctor patient ratio is amongst the highest in the world and then not a plane ride away. But a short city bus trip away, our communities that have doctor patient ratios that are similar to poor developing nations in other continents. This is a problem for Arkham unity when people who are poor or black or uneducated have poor health care than others. We need doctors who understand the health issues in these underserved communities now, certainly healthcare experts from outside of these communities can work to understand, but it is also important that these communities trust and can relate to their healthcare providers. Studies show that health in black communities increase when these communities have black doctors and satisfaction with their healthcare. Also increase. His this week a state medical school in Texas called Texas Tech announced that they would no longer use race to admit medical school applicants it's interesting that the community around Texas Tech is heavily Latino, but Latinos are greatly underrepresented in their medical school across the country. We have made only tiny positive changes in diversity in medical school classes, and if we can't use race, these small strides may disappear. The number of people of color, enrolled, UC medical schools, significantly declined by about one third after an affirmative action ban went into effect in the late nineteen nineties not long ago. The conventional teaching was that applicants with the highest grades or the highest test scores would make the best doctors. Will it turns out that past education is? Portent, but doctoring is so much more than answering a bunch of multiple choice questions correctly. There are lots of experts who claim that we need more doctors in this country. I'm not so sure we need more doctors. But we definitely need different doctors who work in different places with different communities, diversifying our health care workforce is crucial to the health of our nation. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion this season unless notes from KCRW how does it feel to be like a girl plane in instrument as well. How's it feels a man asking civil questions? I mean what? Had I said, no to this invitation from John Fahey, I would have for the rest of my life wondered what I had missed. We thinking about Billy Tipton at very interesting time because I don't know that young people and older people agree on the meaning of trans. I love you for the greatest, Sean. I love that it is an unholy album made with holy methods. All fading. Hey, everyone. I'm just hopper a music journalist and author and your host for season two of loss minutes. Unless notes we look at music's untold stories this season as packed. It's about legacies. How do they hold up? And how do they change over time disco say off the truly means beyond disco? Learn how decades on a song can find new meaning something different than when it was written. You feel like it's objectify women feel on. Yeah. Now, fifty six, and it's freaking embarrassing embarrassing to seventeen years old. You can't just write it off as being so. Here from pioneering women who've been written out of music history. I get there and producer says, no, no, no, no. We're not doing your music. We have a script here. And we want you to do the sound. Plus find out what happens when we apply. Our twenty nineteen politics to nineteen seventy four songs, we didn't think about it as we were all her band out to the point. We just lived the music. The first episode of the season of loss notes arrives April twenty fifth. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.
Robert Kraft case shines a light on human trafficking
"We wanted to take a deeper look at trafficking related to massage parlors in the US joins us now as Meredith dank an expert on human trafficking at the John Jay college of criminal Justice in New York. Meredith welcome to here now for having me there's still a lot. We don't really know about this case with Robert Kraft and the wider trafficking investigations surrounding. But when you first heard about the story, what were your thoughts, my thoughts? Immediately went to the women who are involved in a massage parlor, and what was happening to them where they arrested am I understanding that they weren't. But in that case where they receiving any kind of services or immigration relief. What do we know about who's working in these parlors? I mean, some of the women might be migrants and possibly have sketchy legal status, but from your research, what do we know about how women are recruited? For these. So that recruitment, I think can happen in many different ways sometimes in their home country. Oftentimes, it's China Korea or Thailand, they might be approached about work opportunity, in some cases, people are very open about the fact that they might be working in a massage parlor, and they can make the choices to whether or not they want to do that. And other cases, they're told they would work in a restaurant or announce Alon, and then they come here. And they're definitely cases where women are then forced or coerced into Arkham Sasha parlor. But what I've often here is that they they're paying snakehead sometimes upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, and they have to hear that.
News in Brief 14 January 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Some Member States are still falling short on offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely and fall victim to poverty trafficking, and slavery U N rights chief Michelle Basch Alette said on Monday in her opening address to the committee on the rights of the child in Geneva. The High Commissioner noted that twenty nineteen marked the thirtieth anniversary of which she called the most widely ratified human rights treaty of all despite almost universal recognition and strides made in many countries, including laws to protect youngsters in virtually every state party miss special. Ed insisted that not all states parties insure to the maximum extent, the survival and development of all children everywhere. She painted a grim picture for those children, particularly vulnerable to trafficking and slavery, millions of girls. Become mothers weather. Children damaging the house and strengthening a cycle of poverty. Millions of children are traumatize unharmed by Arkham fleet and it is impossible to accurately estimate. Just how many boys and girls are forcibly recruited by our roots aside IRS or in effect as leave in two thousand sixteen alone, you and money tours verify more than twenty thousand such victims. But the phone number is really far higher Sunday Mark the ninth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake that killed some two hundred twenty thousand people and displaced one million more the tragedy. Also took the lives of one hundred to u n mission staff there, including the secretary general special on boy, hideous Annabi and his deputy Luis Carlos Costa marking the anniversary you went survivor. Sophie, Bootle Jila com. Told you in news that she was in a meeting when the earth. Quake hit seven and a half months pregnant at the time then spokesperson dove under a table until the shaking stopped when she managed to exit the building through a collapsed wall. She discovered that all six floors had caved in I asked everyone and she reeked, especially to make sure they closed the gate. So we would have everybody accounted for because people were running around everywhere. And we need to know how many people are still in the building blocked under arrivals and who is outside and to organize ourselves in Pakistan. You mean rights experts have urged the authorities not to execute. Former police officer key Saad high yet who suffers from serious mental health condition, the imposition of capital punishment on individuals. With psycho social disabilities is a clear violation of Pakistan's international obligations. The experts stressed on Sunday. Sentenced to death in two thousand and three for the alleged murder of a fellow officer the experts pointed out that during his trial. No evidence or witnesses were called in his defense, nor were any questions asked about his mental health. He was later diagnosed with a mental health condition for which he has been receiving treatment for the past decade implementing the death penalty under these conditions is unlawful and tantamount to an arbitrary execution as well as a form of cruel inhumane or degrading punishment underscored the experts Mr. Hyatt's execution scheduled for Tuesday. Liska Fiji U N news.
To Save the Planet, Drive a Tiny Car
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