17 Burst results for "Dan Houser"
"dan houser" Discussed on KTOK
"The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered two Boeing seven thirty-seven max jets one model of which was involved in that fatal. Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed a hundred and fifty seven people to be temporarily grounded in the United States. They have done the right thing. The agency said this decision was made to ground both the Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight and the max nine models as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analysed there was a crash, of course of the same model plane back in October that killed one hundred eighty nine people that crashed into the Java sea as well. Both crashes appeared to be very very similar. Boeing has suspended its entire global fleet of three hundred seventy one seven thirty-seven max jetliners worldwide sixty nine commercial airlines airlines unleashing firms that use the max eight and max nine as well. Airlines and other countries, including the entire European Union Ethiopia, China, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, and Iceland have grounded their jetliners as well. Tomorrow night on coast to coast ABA should expert David Suci, join us as we talk about this incredible story in Denver. The Denver airport has closed all runways after cancelling more than thirteen hundred flights today amid very severe weather there in Hawaii on the big island of magnitude five point three earthquake kits near the Kellaway volcano, no shoe Niamey warnings residents retold oh to prepare for aftershocks. Let's check in with stand. Deo our research physicists stand. Not a real big earthquake. But it shook up a lot of people in Hawaii. I talked to several today. Well, you know, look, you're talk to Tom about this year. Tom, Dan Houser, and at first I thought, well, okay. It's a five point five. Five and no big deal. But when I started looking at a number of smaller earthquakes in the patterns formed from last March. Remember when the little crater the small crater Kilby above that had about fifteen thousand quakes such right? Okay. Well, so I went down in a look at this and Tom's putting the picture up for you guys to look at it on the website. But there are like eighty to ninety square miles of a trail of earthquakes are ones that are deeper than the one up the crater these were around three and a half miles deep and to me it looks like there's a section of that island. They're that's gonna crack there's there's activity there that indicates pre earthquake hit type activities big earthquake to separate that segment there off of the big island. I suppose if I were in the big island and own property, it'd be looking at moving. But anyway, it look at the picture you'll see what I'm talking about. There's something going on there. That's all we need to you know, they they're all eyelids out. There are they in danger of sinking with a big earthquake. I don't think. So I do think that we're going to see more small fracture. Smaller quakes editor shallow all over the planet. Certainly the islands of Hawaii and other islands are going to be endangered by the rise in sea level as the polar ice caps are melting quicker than we thought. So. A lot of a lot of changes going on the planet. The mum's kind of hard to put them all together. Sure is thank you stand. Stands website stand. Deo D Y O dot com in California. Very strange story. A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin county elementary school in parents believe it's because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower, the towers are spread throughout the community. But of particular one that the parents say needs to go, isn't that's weird for children diagnosed with cancer at an elementary school. Very strange a Florida high school student committed suicide early Wednesday morning and our school's auditorium after asking permission to go to the bathroom, the seventeen year old junior Astra teacher at the Lake Mary high school near Orlando if she could be excused to use the restroom about five minutes later, the teacher said she heard a gunshot. Come from the auditorium set story there an HBO has made a documentary. The about the Michelle Carter texting suicide case, it's a two part film called. I'd love you. Now die will be released in the summer. The trailer was released today. It's a first look trailer of the two part series. This is a story, of course of a young woman who was sentenced an accused of coaxing her boyfriend into killing himself. The Massachusetts judge ordered Michelle Carter to start serving her sentence persuading her boyfriend to kill himself back in two thousand fourteen. She was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in June of two thousand seventeen after the judge determined that her text messages to Conroy ROY the third persuaded him to kill himself. Dr Peter Bergen, testified at that trial. And he's with us now as well. That was a sad story. Peter, oh, it is such a tragic story and the press has just been terrible about Michelle because the DA with. Using this case to make a name for her and try to get to be a judge. I heard south and by never losing a case just vilified Michelle, and I've George I've been an expert in cases surrounding the number the mass murders, including Columbine and the Aurora theater. I never saw any any any DA go after a mass murderer in public the way that DA went after Michelle and Michelle actually was a wonderful young girl after she was, you know, charred telling her boyfriend to get back in his truck and kill himself back into fume filled truck by telephone that was the accusation. She this girl was voted most likely to bring your day in her senior class. What was she doing just trying to get tough with him? Or or what was happening there? Both of them were an anti-depressant boy both of them had gotten so crazy over the time. They have only after they started the president's that shells boyfriend Conrad told her that he was seeing the devil, and it turned out Michelle reports that that she was having nightmares about the devil. And these kind of nightmares are common on the anti-depressants and young people. And then he told her well, the devil has got us. You know, the devil wants us together. He's using us. That's how disturbed these kids got on these drugs. Oh, we just heard about this story in Orlando of a seventeen year old girl who committed suicide in her school auditorium. It's it's happening. All the time. Peter it is very common. I don't believe we're getting anywhere near the statistics of what's happening to watch. I in my practice. I've never had a suicide in my practice. You know? Thank god. It's well, it's because you're a good psychiatrist. And it's also luck. And I think it's a blessing from God myself, but I know have and I've never had a close friend kill himself. Now. Now, I'm hearing. I'm I'm treating fourteen fifteen and sixteen year olds who are not only dealing with suicidal feelings. They have friends who've suicide intermixing these medications to their popping pills. Like, they're like, they're candy. They're getting San next there. Some of them are even chopping Xanax up Peter and sniffing cocaine. Well, you know, they've been told these they've been given these drugs the friends have been giving them they've been lied to by the doctors that they're not addictive were lied to them that they you know, that they don't 'cause a lot of severe emotional. Problems. They being put on others on stimulant drugs that are addictive and the doctors are treating it like, it's nothing. And of course, then they make they mix them with street drugs as well. But you know, we're not taken our kids. Seriously, George we need to know, we expose making them into a market. We expose them to too bad foods. We sell them junk food. We sell 'em videos full of violence. You know, we put him on psychiatric drugs that are absolutely terrible for them. I've actually in a scientific article call for a ban on giving these drugs to children because then neuro-toxins you don't wanna kids brains based in Europe. Not that I went up, and, you know, George when not telling parents, what the issues are issues aren't a genetic mental illness than not a biochemical disorder issues. Kids have or in their lives parents teachers need to face this. My colleagues in psychiatry will never face it. Peter, we gotta get you back for more in depth on this very serious story. And it's it's affecting adults as well. If you tried to use Facebook Instagram the what's after messenger today, and it wasn't working. Well, Facebook has been suffering outages across the world since noon all four the company's main applications, Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp and messenger were encountering problems according to down detector dot com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas. And in Europe, it is not they say a cyber attack Lauren Weinstein, our expert on the internet with us, Lauren. What do you think happen? It's not clear yet. The the outage has been running at least ten hours apparently. But it's been as you said it's been scattered around the world. So some people had one set of problems some people some people could log on some people couldn't pose some people couldn't authentic Kate with second factor, all kinds of different things. I tend to doubt that Facebook is going to ever publicly get into the details on this. It's not surprising though that. So many of these different services their Facebook related have gone down because they tend to share a common infrastructure, comma, data centers and such. And other various things that can go wrong. This clearly was not a DOS attack not a denial of service attack. How do we knew that you can tell you can tell from the patterns of of of what people can access it what they can't access the DDOS attack. People are normally not going to be able to access the site at all this particular outage people were accessing the site but functionality within the site was was not working properly in different ways, depending on the time. And where where you were this kind of problem tens, and I have no special information about this. But just to storage this kind of problem often results from software updates gone bad, something that has was changed in their infrastructure that didn't behave as planned, and what can happen in those situations is you get cascading failures one system fails. So that puts more load on another one, and it gets overloaded at fails. And something like that can hop around the world. And maybe that's what happened in this case, maybe maybe something else. But it does remind us about the fragility of of the systems. This is social social media..
"dan houser" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"More agree GIS than I think anyone even really realize now don't even know if you could put that on the devs we've known for a while. Now that there's pressure from the top publisher to incorporate loop back onto the game. You're already doing now don't get me wrong battlefront. We are no about that. Right. Right. But when it comes to the other IP's and other games fee. I know exactly. So it's it's more of like just EA. They should just say EA. They said, okay. You know, what that's the thing though, is that I think is probably gonna end up making the list every year. Dude, EA spawned the biggest talking point of twenty five and made governments get involved with video games for the first time in fifteen years. You might even say the biggest talking gaming in a decade. Yeah. That's pretty impressive. Rockstar games with their crunch time issues. See, okay, you can't necessarily call it a bonehead move when the entire industry. Yeah. You can't please rockstar. Yeah. I think Dan Houser for actually coming out and talking about this. Because I do think that this is a subject that is worth talking about crunch time is real it affects almost every video game developer. And I it is in some people's mind necessary to be able to meet the expectations of gamers. Yes. And. I see where they're coming from. I understand that because we are fickle bunch. We will circle the wagons and gang up look at fallout seventy six man, we're gonna be talking about that in bed. I had a feeling we don't you worry? We'll be talking about that. But you're right. It is kind of a decision has to be made us time. Do you want? Is it going to be acceptable for a developer to say? Sorry. We're pushing the game back a year because it's not done if when it comes out. It's good. Yes. Yes..
"dan houser" Discussed on DLC
"And I'm not here to tell you to do at one or the other. But I do think we all have a line. Should we spend the time to think about it? Fair. But I yeah, I just don't I don't know if that action is useful here. And I don't know if it's my place. I don't know if it's my place to to step in for the worker. I feel like, you know, their role is to to figure it out, right? Their role is to band together. And and this is not sort of slave labor. Even if perhaps they're being treated as such they have the ability to collectively bargain, and I think that I hope that that happens, but I can't make it happen and my not purchasing purchasing a game isn't gonna help it either way. So that's just that's my perspective. And maybe I'm wrong. Maybe we'll get some some smart emails about this. That'll though educate me, but. Either way it's a fascinating story, and it's indicative of more than just rockstar right rockstar is just one example of this happens constantly in the industry, which is I think why it's much more broad problem that needs to be addressed as abroad promise, an industry-wide issue, and I hope that maybe the publicity about this. Maybe the all everybody talking about it will lead to some sort of action on behalf of the employees. But I think it's so interesting about this particular story is that rockstar was notorious FINA for their social media policy, which they since opened up, but how tight lipped of company they were in this whole thing broke. Because Dan Houser said it imagine if someone else had said it how fired they'd be right now. Right. If you started this much of a brouhaha about your company, and how it's a horrible place to work and all these articles coming out discussing launching into this conversation conversations like it on every major video game podcast out there. I I wonder if anyone else at the company has Pierce have have talked to him about, you know, PR training again or something like that in rating this stuff in 'cause I think it's fascinating that this all started. Because someone at the top said something, I I'm sure they wish they hadn't. Yeah. For sure. Christian. What is your story of the week? Oh, there's a bunch of good stuff this week. And I'm torn between two stories, Jeff. And I bet you can guess which two they are. But what I wanna talk about. Because it's we'll have the answer soon enough. I think after we go to Mexico City, we not you, and I but the gaming world has a whole right now. The rumor is expert or not rumor, I guess it's confirmed game passes coming to PC. We don't have all the details yet. But it is going to be expanded to officially include P C that already works for Microsoft game pass games. Like, I can play forts and see the lowest games. Yeah. Yes. Sorry. Yes. Microsoft published games. But all the other games aren't on. It. A lot of those games aren't on PC..
"dan houser" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"Putting in nights and weekends at the hour at the at the office, all these extra hours near work. Oftentimes, it's unpaid usually unpaid, and it is a very common app. Democ in the video game industry is something that happens not just for weeks at a time. But actually for months at a time it could be on it off. It could be hey, we're gonna crunch three nights a week K. We're going to crunch Saturdays for like every other Saturday could be an all sorts of forms. But it is. There are few studios that are whispered about individual game industry is being the crunchy studios. Knotty dog is one of them CD project red has another run and rockstar has always been one of them not Quincy, mentally or maybe coincidentally. I don't know. Three city is known for making some of the greatest games out there. So I had for a while. Now wanted to do story about rox our and examining whether it things have changed since the days of red Jared one when a bunch of anonymous spouses of rockstar employees put together a letter and said, hey, are we don't see our, husbands or wives because they're working for twelve hours a day six days a week and just detailing all the horrible conditions there. And I had been hearing the things were still pretty bad for some people over there. But a lot of people have been telling me that like let me wait until read to ships. I'm probably gonna leave. I wanna get my bonus. I'm gonna wait until after the game comes out, then talk about it. That's that was the basic sentiment that I've been here then came two weeks ago, New York magazine published an article in which it was even last week. My God, it's time is compressed. Talked about that article last week we briefly discussed it that has happened. So says article in New York magazine of puff piece. It was this fluffy preview thing talked about making red dead to had a couple of interesting interview. Details had an interview Dan Houser who is the co founder of rockstar and the lead writer on this game one of around the he's credited as one of three writers on the. Yeah. Yeah. He seems to be the creative the lead writer. Yeah. So the two Houser others, they run the company essentially, so Dan Houser said in this article there is a little quote of him saying we were working one hundred hour weeks to finish the game that caused a blow up led to no end of controversy in part because the New York magazine article had an explained it or went into it or it or followed up on it and just like presented as detail alongside like this crypt has five hundred thousand words we worked hundred hour weeks. So yes, so that happened. Long story short lead to a whole lot of controversy rockstar and plays were given permission to speak out on social media, and basically rockstar did a lot of things that we're trying to counter act what they knew would be articles about what was happening. And so on Tuesday of this week. I had actually not expected to hear from as many people as I did. But at the end of the day, I wound up hearing from close to. Eighty current and former employees like a mix of mix of thirty-something current employees, forty something former employees, plus another twelve that rockstar provided for me in this experience in New York talk more about that in a minute..
"dan houser" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"PS four exclusive launch game awareness, insomniac games go from here. Obviously, Spiderman two game would seem inevitable. But what other projects could you foresee them working on the feature anymore? Marvel property games and actually thanks for everything you do grant weld grant. Thank you so much for writing in. Of course you can be part of the show at kind of any dot com slash k. f. GD I would say I wanna see resistance comeback. Do I really enjoyed that franchise? And I think it's a think it's been gone long enough now that there's probably a whole swath of gamers who are out there going. I have no idea what resistances in that is kinda tragic. I think insomniac has such an amazingly diverse set of intellectual property that they work on. And I know that they're studios been very focused on VR doing a couple of different VR to a couple of others. I think. Title number four? Yeah, it's been. It's been a ton in. So I would really like see them go back to something a little bit grittier darker. Obviously they're known for being women claiming. You've got sunset overdrive and obviously Spiderman has got a lot of levity and humor in it, but I want to see him go almost seem dark again. What do you think. If I were just throw some at the wall, I want to see I want. I want the industry to take another stab in iron man game. That's what I want. Iran man has always been one of my favorite superheroes. I think if if Marvel's looking at insomniac thing and like, all right, you guys really like you knocked this out of the park. We'd really like to see you tackle some other properties. I'd like to see an iron man game. I don't know how much of of their existing work translates, but they feel like they could do this Justice. Resistance was a was one that I never really got into it. I tried and I feel like there's something there that would probably grab me. And maybe it was just a timing issue for me, but I think it was resistance to I tried to play and for whatever reason, it just didn't grab me at the time. Sorry, audience. If you hate me now, I'm sure they don't hate you. But yeah, I think iron man is an interesting idea. I'm not sure where that would fit in with square inex- and crystal dynamics working on an ventures game. That's kind of like it's not the perfect. This is something I could happening man in VR insomniacs. Marvels storm land has a storm land has a propulsion system in your flying around. It's like, how close is this going to get? Can we put it man skin on it? That would be cooling all the avengers heroes. It seems like obviously, iron man feels ripe for VR with Jarvis and like the mask and all that stuff. So who knows? But we are obviously very happy for insomniac and congrats on such an amazing and PD month. I have no doubt that as we go into the holiday season that they are only going to rack up more sales and hopefully some some game of the year accolades as well and let us know what you guys saying. What would you like to see from insomniac games? Right. Us kind of cave GD. Alright. Our last item on the Roper report. I apologize to everybody who is maybe a little fatigued with the rockstar game news, but with red dead redemption to launching this week, don't anticipate abating anytime soon. This one, Dan Houser happy to not be doing GT six in the current climate. This right up comes from GM. Dan Houser has said that he's thank. F-full to be releasing red dead redemption to and not GTE six this week because the latter would be quote out of date within two minutes in an extensive interview with g. q. rockstar co-founder, discussed, flagship franchise tone doesn't quite mesh. What the current cultural climate quote. It's really unclear what we would do even with GTS six, let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant and very angry. It is scary, but it's also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally veered towards the absurd. It's hard to satirize for those reasons. Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes. Everything is changing so fast and quote, man, he is absolutely right that GTE six releasing today would have a Salou of problems..
"dan houser" Discussed on One Giant Leap For Geeks
"I find it interesting. The guy co founder, Dan Houser how he clarifies like, oh, no, I'm not saying that the whole team did this, not for the whole duration of the development of the game. I'm just saying like a select few people. Did it. And it was only over the course of a few weeks or if you months and my immediate, I all is year. You may be saying, oh, we would never Ashur employees to do to send me other. And this was just for a small window at time. It's like, yeah, but what was it like before this? Because if you think about it, if these people have been in the in the industry for a while and have been developing games for awhile. I'm sure that there was a time where this crunch culture was just like a twenty four seven day in day out thing. And over time they learned, hey, I'm Burnham people out because even if someone is passionate about what they do in, they want to give that extra time and shit. It is your responsibility as a manager to go like, hey, look, you've been here for like the last three days straight. You know, two, three, four AM. You had a nine AM shift like you have to go home. Like I'm. I can't. I can't. You know. Legally make you stay, but I can make you go like you need to go home because even if you're doing this, not even expecting if you're doing this after work hours and you know you're not getting paid for it. There comes a a tipping point for any human beings where it's like, like you said, your your productivity, going to start to go down your, your focus is going to start to go down, especially when you're going to lack of sleep and and you know, food and stuff like that. It's like you, you're not being as effective as you may think you're being by staying extra and you are putting yourself in a position to where you were burn yourself out faster to be a avaiable. The. Resource for for the rest of the team because it's like, hey, you know such and such. They put on either like he's going to be dead to us for the rest of tomorrow like, so don't even bother trying to get him to do and work on whatever. You You know, know, it's like. there comes a point where it's not just about maintaining time, but managing people and managing what they even not so much what they can do, what they're willing to do. It's like, yeah, I know you may want to do this, but I need to think about the long like it's not a sprint. It's a marathon. Like, yeah, you might get shit done now, but you're going to be useless to me down the road because how you might just drop out of the game developing industry ought to gather because you know what your experience in the past..
"dan houser" Discussed on What's Good Games
"Will the poem be better? No, it's a great point because a lot against software development in particular is really tricky because if you coders use, they all have their like different. Sort of styles if you will, and not everyone note like you can have a piece of programming and have another engineer come to look at it and have the be like, what did they do here? I've worked at Sony places where like that's happened and someone has left and not provide documentation, and no one knows how the fuck this thing works like no. No, no notes. No one knows how thing works Mike, how is it possible that no one thing works. It's like wealth. The engineer left and you're like, the fuck the end. They're just left. It's like, now we have a thing we can't use because no one knows how to use it like, that's that's a real thing. Engineers, the most valuable position video games, at least that's what GIO Corsi told me, said engineers may animation engineer, I think specifically he said, is the job that if you want to, if kids your thinking about going into video game school, that's the job you want. They want to work these hundred hour weeks. No. Well, at least she'll make money, I guess. The other thing to consider to do are these people Stallard? Are they getting overtime like for you need to make sure that if you are asking crunch of your team that you are taking care of them monetarily and you're not just like you're salaried. Fuck off. Absolutely. I mean, even like the, I think that's why people are so kind of, you know amped up about this because in the wake of the telltale follow where you had a bunch of those people who were salaried saying, I worked overtime. I did crunch on these games and look what I got for it a whole lot of fucking nothing, you know and they're like, so be wary. If an employer asks you to cruncher work overtime, make sure that you're going to get some kind of benefit from that. And I think that obviously varies studio to studio, and I don't wanna make any generalizations about how rockstar treat their employees financially because I have no idea or insight into that whatsoever. I can only hope that they're all well taken care of given the financial success of that studio and its parent companies. But I want to touch again on what you said about normalizing this kind of behavior because it comes back to what these two developer said at the end here about saying that, you know, even though you know Dan Houser and said, hey, you know, this is just me and my small team of four people were working. He's hours. We don't expect other people to do this. That's such an easy thing for him to say as the guy that top of the food chain at that studio to be like, I'm going to work this, but you don't have to as somebody who probably would look up to him. I would imagine if you work at rockstar games because you're passionate about the products that they're working on, and their legacy is a studio, and you look up to the house and go, hey, you built something really amazing something historic record setting in the industry. I want to impress you this up there working. One hundred hour weeks. You aren't gonna be punching in nine and punch it out at five. You know, this is not the way it's going to work, and I think that pressure is the thing that people at the top people in leadership positions need to be aware of and they need to address, you know, the not to say that they should be working less. I would never tell somebody who runs their own business to work less because Hello, we run our own business here. We work a lot, but I would say just be mindful of the people that are underneath you that may be can't work as you do. Maybe don't get the financial windfall when the game ships eighty five million copies.
"dan houser" Discussed on Beyond!
"And I think that once you sort of released those people from, you know the the infrastructure that they were kinda strapped to, they start to be a little more honest and they go like, hey, by the way, like that sucked. Like we love, we're proud of our work and we love the games, but people tell tale where like this was unreasonable. And so I find the follow up quote, interesting because it's affectively saying, look, we, we didn't mandate this only a few of us did this, but it's hard to clock that in company culture because you don't know exactly if a couple of people at the top, whether or not they're saying into other. People are sort of quietly dictating to everyone else just by their own actions. Like if all five of us are four of us all walk to a restaurant at the same time, and I started going really fast. Some of you might pick up your pace to keep up with me, right, and others might drag behind, but I think most of you would be like, oh, Brian walk fast. I guess we should kind of walk a little fast. Maybe he thinks we need to get to the restaurant early. That's not a great metaphor, but what's. Is it depends on what restaurant weren't exactly in and out and what what it says is in some scenarios without actually dictating this is what everyone in this company needs to do company culture, sort of exudes this, this, this thing were you find this weird line between work and and passion. This shared goal where you're all working together on one similar project. And then when you come for air, you go, I've only showered once in three days and I haven't seen my kids and you know, one hundred hour week that if you, you know, subtract the amount of time sleeping and eating everything. That means I have about an hour to myself day maybe and I'm spending that brushing my teeth. Yeah, you know. So there's a lot going on with with this topic is like managerial perception. What kind of cultural company culture tones, you're setting the other is crunch overall. You know it as an industry kind of problem. That's that's coming more into the conversation. And that's the third part. The third part being that in general, the way that we talk about Crohn's, we've kind of accepted an internalized. This is a problem because it used to be a badge of honor. People used to say, like I worked this many hours, you know, last for rise yet. Glenn rise launch and Xbox One, I believe it was the studio head tweeted out like, oh, we've ordered thousands of pizzas for late night dinners and people were like, that's not something to brag about. Yeah, that was one of the first sentences that we've seen it on a public basis to that extreme degree where people said, we'll actually maybe that's not a great thing. It's great that people were fed, but it's not a great thing that you like the process by which games are made, sort of necessitates that kind of structure. And so it's it's an interesting cultural shift that we're experiencing in that community that industry where people are rejecting that finally, and I think this quote on its own, and I think it's interesting that like Dan Houser and the team at rockstar felt that it needed clarifying is an indicator of that..
"dan houser" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"And wondering what the follow up was as you pointed out yesterday or if there ever was one, I find very intriguing because I really don't think he was sitting there trying to brag about crunch culture. I think he's too smart for that. Dan Houser, smart dude, and in a company where there's already been this two thousand ten reporting, which was eight years ago. I don't think he wanted to ignite a firestorm of controversy and just rub everybody the wrong way. If you wanna talk about from rockstar, Dan Houser is SIMS. Worst case scenario thing of talking to the press, welcome to it. You know, I mean, we talked about it yesterday where Patrick legs article mentioned the fact that it's very rare for any of the house or either house for talk and you. Interesting. I wonder why right? And here it is right week before red dead. There wanna just ride this wave have their launch trailer out, like I did today and be are great, and instead they have to, they're living this. PR nightmare. Yeah, I am somewhat frustrated by that. And the reason for that is I think I've been watching a lot of west wing lately. Sure. Watch the west. A while, haven't watched it in a bit, but good show. One of the things I live at the west wing, the White House, press secretary CJ, correct? Yes. Of course. Her job Allison Janney every day get up in front of group of people that are there to report the news but are also there to make sure they get the juicy stories. If CJ miss speaks for a second. It becomes national news for weeks in barris, the president in barris. The good intentions of the president. Sometimes CJ says things she just shouldn't say for batteries ins. But most of the time when CJ screws up, it's a matter of saying something that could possibly be taken differently than was intended. There's no universe for Dan Houser wanted to sit down and be like, see how hard we all work and this is what our companies about because we don't care about crunch. That's not what he meant. Yeah, but that's what the narrative has very quickly become..
"dan houser" Discussed on Dude Soup
"It is. Yeah, my favorite is when we get soup, which just makes all kinds of sense. It's just like changes every time to either dude or soup. Some of our shows too. I think I think someone else is trying to take coats. They are dear. They, he's taking dude. I don't know. I'm just president wild. Get it off, get it, get it. Yeah. I do think it he made the what I mean. I really invented the what did I didn't know that? Oh, actually didn't know that because if you're talking about his gay. He invented the what and as we know, the word dude is reserved for game though. He likes dudes. Joke was waste of smart. Pretending to know what you're talking about. This now. Invented the one dude. What's the context of that? I mean, was it started as a mix of something with attitude MU added to do. Yeah, I think it was like duds with attitude, meaning like close. I'm not really sure duds. I don't know. Maybe he was talking about dudes that wait a minute. He invented the one. That's the whole thing about own brothers. Or the Coen brothers, and then we get what dude was a minute by Oscar Wilde his friends. It came from attitude and. Yeah, does close. Those are typically close, isn't a dud, like something that isn't great. That's. When you're wearing duds, those are close. I promise you that I promise. In the early nineteen hundred. So that's why I don't know how old the would duds is, because that one makes sense to me if it's duds attitude, meaning like we're a bunch eightieths and we have attitude. That makes sense. But. Well, who knows? All right anyway. Great. Joko on. Guys, we've we've been goofing off too much. We gotta get back on that clo- out this podcast. So, yeah, there was there was an incident lately or rather. A while ago. Yeah, unfortunate. Freezing in the middle of a very broad and actually diverse interview which was about rockstar games at Ranan. Volkers. Let me throw this over here allow. Yep, we got a big TV screen use it color impressed. So this was actually really cool interview rockstar games specifically either of the house, there's Dan or Sam Houser. Brightly writers at rockstar host of other titles to typically don't give interviews because they actually say in like the first paragraph, I think this is Dan Houser is saying like it creates. Let's see, here we go, quote, lots of girls only want to speak to you or have sex with you because you're famous and in exchange for that, you give up your whole soul. So they actually kind of reject the idea of any kind of celebrity. So they don't talk about their work much. They don't do many interviews, they don't go to eat three. So this was kind of cool except that buried in this interview was the foam and quote. We were working one hundred hour weeks several times in two thousand eighteen. Dan says the finish game includes three hundred thousand animations. Five hundred thousand lines of dialogue and many more lines of code even for each read. Why am I blanking on the are it's not reloaded Rev redemption. Thank you. Revolution, your brain red dead, even. Thank you. That's why you're here Barbara. TV commercial quote we wasn't as but Dunkel..
"dan houser" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"Story. I've got. There's a, there's a fair hubbub going around right now about. An interview. Dan Houser gave to Harold Goldberg. The interview ram Sunday. I wanna say that sound right. I think it hit over the weekend. Sounds right. Couple three days. Maybe. Anyway, there is a there is a movement when Dan Houser essentially says, hey, yeah, we've been working hundred hour weeks getting this game done and given the current climate and discussion around labor practices in the game industry. This has not gone down. Well, surprisingly, yeah, they had to then issue a follow of statements, try to backpedal away from this and say like, oh, we just the writing team. That's how we love to work. Got that statement here if you want to hear it, but you pretty much summarized it. Likewise, we've other side of the coin. We've seen plenty of people coming out and telling stories of working in other studios or even rockstar that kind of line up with whatever story like this breaks. There's always a few people who are willing to come out in like, talk about it. Yeah, I saw some scuttle butt about some more stuff. Some references to kinda weeds in that vein about about rockstar, but they had been deleted. So I didn't see anything firsthand. Yeah, that's the story just keeps coming up over and over. You know, like from like, I pulled this off all on and they mentioned like naughty dog and CD project red have also kind of been in this hot seat right over the last year and Rockstars been in this position before. Tell-tale telltale is a huge one recently where people were pulling crazy hours suck. French still happens everywhere, and it's still bad everywhere. Not everyone like like more and more teams are at least acknowledging that it's not the ideal everywhere is maybe a broad brush right team to paint with, but it is very widespread. Like I guess I mean more the point. Like we mentioned that game tapes couple of weeks ago and mentioned EA spouse in the middle of that thing, right? Like that, that is an old enough event that it is tied into game tapes for looking at from right, twelve years ago. Exactly. And yet when was the rockstar spouse that was Nuwara wasn't it. I think that was read, did I. It's not hard to find. Yeah..
"dan houser" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"I think any business, right? It's kind of frowned upon. So if you see the writings still slaving away in there, do you have to. With your head of? Well, they're working really crazy stay later. I think that's a very slippery slope is have you made it clear to everyone this clear, but that's what was going on by the way Dan Houser very powerful, man. What if he was just sitting there working away and his writing team felt compelled to stay and they felt it forced upon now we're talking about the right Laszlo. He's been the forever last neck Down's. Exactly. Now they're all there may be optionally, maybe, and then you're right. Everybody's looking in that glass window. Like, I guess I'll just gonna walk right back by them. Then we get the debt cleared a company thoughtful about it, and that's the in the in. The wake of in rockstar has always been a very private company in terms of what's going on behind closed doors, they they wanted to be the rockstar brand. I remember I've only interview Dan Houser once and I remember that was like super watershed moment where I know never give a flying fucker. I talked to Dan, how's it came around? Everybody came over with acid. Do this. Don't say she. You wonder about this one in, has it gotten was the spouse thing? A real thing did get better afterwards. We're there all hands where they were like we need to change. We need these things. The fact that they've released a statement so quickly, I think them, hey, again, the house brothers now reclusive, but not out that often in front of talk yet. They don't speak this quickly. That often, this is very rare, but it is that question of, you know here kind of funny, right? We've been historically, we take the final two weeks of December off. Then come back on January fifth anniversary, but the problem is January fifth, keep sliding deeper and deeper into weeks. Like right now we're debating if we only take the basically one week of December off the last week and then come back and kind of have half off. But that's right now as we wrestle with are we taking the week seventeen off? It is this I keep having it and Kevin refuses listen on this conversation of cool. You don't need to come in. We can figure it out. You want those days off to sleep. Go ahead and do it. Having now where it's like, if your bosses are coming in and you live five minutes away, literally five minutes, I'm telling you as your boss, right? Like I don't give a shit. I'd rather you not come in because I'm gonna have to hear about nobody. That we're not a normal company. That's that's Joe sponsors walking around San Francisco's afternoon, like we're not normal, and that's why for us in your right for us, it's easier to have this conversation and try to stress the Kev that like no, really. Cool, right. Doesn't care. Cougar's got nothing will come in and do it. But that's me struggling to tell that to what it's a company of seven, but of. Four employees like they're three co, founders and foreign plays, and I can't get that message to him one on one we get together and pajamas and play monster hundred literally like how is it for Dan Houser to say that to a company as big as rockstar and stuff like that? Yeah. I mean, I don't think there's any one solution every company's different, but I do believe in especially now and I see it a lot out there now in the gaming community, but certainly having known many programmers developers, she's a culture of overworking yourself and and it kinda sucks because it does affect your mental health and inevitably that is the danger here. It's not just that you're working hard that thing behind it is your mental and physical health. And so I do believe that companies need to have something in place. You might have to force Kevin to not work if you believe that it's right for him. I would say maybe you have to tell them, I'm sorry, you can't. You know, because when you get into the optional side of star Kevin, you just gotta stay at home. I don't. I don't know that that's the right solution, but something's got to be there to make sure..
"dan houser" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"We're brought to you by hymns me on these an lucrative, but I'll tell you about that later for now let's begin the show with what is and forever will be the rope report. Time for some news that he's, he's on it. You You know know what what I I mean? mean? Again, friend. Okay. Calm down four on the road. Does it number one? I'm gonna give you the whole shebang here. One hundred hour work weeks. Have an apparently part of red dead redemption to this is James bachelor over a games industry is we're going to read what he talks about because I, let's dial it back even further vulture had an article with Dan Houser. Of course, one of the brothers, the heads of rockstar, they put it up. It's a fascinating read covers all sorts of shenanigans about what's happening with red dead too. But one thing a lot of people have keyed in on including games. Bachelor was talking about a one hundred hour workweek. I'm going to read that. However, Jian they already have a response from Dan Houser about the interview in the way it's being spoiled on a long one sick with me. It's gonna lead interesting conversations. Dan Houser said that the team has been working one hundred hour weeks several times in two thousand eighteen later, adding that compared to previous rockstar projects. This was the hardest, his brother. Thank you for the air quotes his brother Sam till. The site earlier this year we've everything we have into red dead redemption to we have really pushed ourselves as hard. As we came. The result is a game that Dan claims sixty five hours long, although five hours of content has actually been cut in boasts. Three hundred thousand animations, five hundred thousand lines of dialogue, recorded by seven hundred voice actors in even more lines of code, the level of detail seen in the trailers and the going preview suggest this work has paid off, but it brings to mind the rockstar spouse incident around the original red dead redemption back in two thousand ten. Just a few months before the game launched an open letter allegedly written on behalf of the wives of rockstar CBS employee's claim that teams that team. Sorry, was expected to work sixty hour weeks, twelve hour days including Saturdays, or they would face disciplinary action rockstar later attributed this to quote people taking me opinions of a few non posters on message boards. As fact. We, this is a quote. Again, we're saddened if any former members of any studio did not find their time here in joy, -able or creatively fulfilling in wish them well with finding environment more suitable to their temperaments in needs. But the vast majority of our company are focused solely on delivering cutting edge, interactive.
"dan houser" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"We've put this in a position where it can survive now remember his personal foundation is shutting down in winding down because he was he was the centerpiece but this organization the new york police and fire widows and children's benefit fun we hope that it's going to go on forever and as i said earlier that's my challenge that's the challenge for our board and hopefully we're up to it because there have been so many other foundations well meaning foundations that if you will died out when the person died yes well i think we did a good job of expanding this well beyond rusty for for for many years you know we have a board of twelve thirty five to thirty people we have thousands of donors and when you if you come to our annual gala in october and hope you'll do that you'll see what i mean you'll see the energy in the room you'll see how people feel about what we've done and my god i mean as a civilized society the least we can do is give back to families when someone dies in a lot of duty without without a doubt in in perhaps in some way the his passing re energizes the organization i think it has and you know we've had multiple board meetings we've had multiple events whether it was the city field event or golf outing and and you can see people have taken up the challenge and we'll see what kind of results we have that for for our gathering october but i'm expecting it to be very significant and i think we will witness a tremendous outpouring outpouring of affection for rusty in our remaining moments steve dan houser the chairman of the new york police fire in the police and fire widows and children's benefit fund founded by rusty staub in nineteen eightyfour we're talking thirty four years ago and you probably have more memorable moments at these barbecues like you had wednesday night at city field in you can you can remember i it's funny i was best the showed me a picture of the other day just to show you how long we've been at this my sons are all my youngest son is forty years old and there's a picture of my three sons with rusty has to be from from the mid eighties when one was five one seven and one was nine okay yeah that really brought it home for me when i said wow that's how long we've been we've been doing this if anyone this morning would like to contribute how many they do so i think the best way to do it at is to go onto our website answer the call dot org.
"dan houser" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Video of the toronto cop though who really cool and professional he's got the gun pointed at this guy but he doesn't shoot he must have he must have seen that whatever the the the suspect was holding was not a gun his if it had been a gun he went popped his head off just like that so well i think that one story i saw was that when the guy yelled shoot me the cop did not shoot him so the guy clearly wanted to die it was going to say it was going to be suicide by cop and when this guy yelled out kill me menasian cop was cool because you know he'd be dead meat just about any other really i had someone speaking the other day about this issue of people who want to kill themselves but can't do it so they commit a crime to try to provoke the police to kill them take out all these innocent if you wanna die just to you know go died leave us alone has never gonna be an explanation for the crackpot in mind in cell is not going to get there so do a little update on george bush h w they say he's responding and recovering so good they said it was a blood infection when we all kind of assumed it was a broken barbara died but he said to be getting better so go get him he's rallying he is rallying president bush love's still love that picture of bush's in the wheelchair there at the funeral but surrounded by clinton clinton's the obamas malania and no trump yeah well ninety no no carter's the i think carter had a previous certainly looked like she was having more fun with barack obama and then she was at a state dinner where she smiled a lot yesterday when she was around the french people not when she was guess is that she read the kind of the comments that she was smiling around obama at the funeral i think she was doing a lot of smiling yesterday the french people are charming but she's not holding her husband's hand hey there's going to be memorial today for the great rusty staub and yeah well that's coming up later today coming up later we'll talk about that in the next segment and we've got to stephen dan houser who's the chairman of the.
"dan houser" Discussed on 710 WOR
"And he's live every tuesday at six ten during mets on ondeck now coming up this afternoon at two o'clock at saint patrick's a memorial service for the guy everybody loved the late rusty staub he was one of the founders of the new york police fire widows and children's foundation and right now we have the chair airman of that foundation stephen dan houser on the line good morning stephen are you good morning well just give us an idea of what rusty meant to you and what he meant to the benefit we'll listen rusty was beloved figure at the new york police fire widows and children's benefit fund and he was hands on he was active she wasn't just a figurehead every one of our events the the widows and beneficiaries would come up and just wanna be near him because he had that kind of personality and that kind of love so the for the work that we were doing he's he's a very special man stephen can you give us a sense of just how much money you disperse on yearly basis to the the the widows and children of our slaying firefighters and policemen well historically we have distributed over one hundred and forty million dollars to at least of fallen heroes last year alone we we distributed about four point three million dollars the notion and and i was involved from from the beginning with rusty the notion was we didn't want to just send out a check when somebody died we do that to twenty five thousand dollars as soon as someone dies in the line of duty to help them cover whatever expenses exist but we wanted to stay part of their lives so that's where we came up with the notion of an annual stipend which is a function of of how much we raise and you know we've been doing this for since nineteen eighty five so we have a fair amount of history and some of them are widows are into their eighties and nineties and the monies we distribute to them are greater than their pension or their social security receipts we're almost stephen dan houser chairman of the new york police and fire widows and children's benefit fund a memorial for rusty staub one of the founders of the organisation two o'clock today at saint patrick's and.
"dan houser" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The gun pointed at this guy but he doesn't shoot he must have he must have seen that whatever the the suspect was holding was not a gun is if it had been a gun he would've popped his head off just like that so well i think that a one story i saw was that when the guy yelled shoot me the cop did not shoot 'em so the the guy clearly wanted to die it was going i thought it was going to be suicide by cop and when this guy yelled out kill me an essien cop was cool because you know he'd be dead meat just about any other venue really i heard someone speaking the other day about this issue of people who want to kill themselves but can't do it so they commit a crime to try to provoke the police to kill take out all these innocence if you wanna die just to you know go die leave us alone has never going to be an explanation for the crackpot in mind of in cell you know we're just not going to get there so do a little update on george bush h w they say he's responding and recovering so good they said it was a blood infection you know everyone we all kind of assumed it was a broken barbara died but he said to be getting better so go get him he's rallying he is rallying president bush love's still love that picture of bush's in the wheelchair there at the funeral but surrounded by clinton clinton's the obamas malania and no trump yeah ninety and no carter's i think carter had a previous so they were there certainly looked like she was having more fun with barack obama and then she was at a state dinner where she smiled a lot yesterday and when she was around the french people not what she was i says that she read kind of the the comments that she was smiling around obama at the funeral i think that got she was doing a lot of smiling issue the french people are charming but not holding her husband's hand hey there's going to be memorial today for the great rusty staub and yeah well that's coming up later today later we'll talk about that in the next segment and we've got stephen dan houser who's the chairman of the.