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Epic Games Acquires the Developer of Fall Guys
"Sports package from E Sports Network epic games has an art style and by God, they're doing everything they can to lock every single game with that art style down fall guys feels fortnite e and many ways both games have the colorful graphics and the cube, but often really complex game play and that complexity led to both games eventual downfall now fortnite has a completely fallen off in the way that fall guys has but both games kind of reached a skill cap. Where wasn't fun for the Casual Gamer that much for it. I was always going to come down to earth a little bit from the highs it reached and the 2017-2018 even 2019 range but fall guys has fallen off completely after was released. The game was one of the top 5 most played games on Steam for a few weeks it dominated twitch with a dog. Streamers playing it and it's high as the game reached a peak of 107 two thousand people playing all at the same time in the last 24 hours the peak players the game. Was it just over nine thousand consider a game reaches Peak just weeks after launch Focus has basically been on a steady downward trajectory the games entire life span. Now, of course, they couldn't really go up at all because they started off the top but the continued decline even as the player base has shrunk to 1:15 of its highest size is definitely a big cause for concern. So in steps epic games one big issue for fog was there was only available on PlayStation and PC capping the potential audience the developer is still continuing his plans to become available on switch and Xbox with Epix resources that may come even sooner fall guys will also be made on Steam for the time being but it will also become available on the epic game store after epic games acquired psionics the developers of Rocket League rumor started swelling to the game would go free-to-play and while it took a lot longer than expected dog. Probably did drop that entry price this past summer according to the release Fall. Guys isn't immediately going free-to-play and will continue to cost nineteen ninety nine. If I had to guess that will change as well after a some time to collect Revenue off the new platforms when it's released for Xbox and the switch full
Why Gaming Is A Creative Brands Paradise With Gravity Road Founder Mark Boyd
"Weeks ago to announce a new marketing practice and I enjoyed the conversation so much that I had to have them on the show dead. So Mark, I think the first question when it comes to the new practice, why was now the perfect time getting food poisoning the perfect time I think are always about time is I think we were feeling there was just such a momentum coming from clients is is is is one off a bit. So I think we could see the kind of client-side demand. I think you know 2020 was uh, I think a particular with a kind of extraordinary conditions in that year and people being at home just saw our kind of a sort of Tipping Point in a game that Assumption of of of gaming we might have play time that people were kind of evolved in so I thought I think that was kind of important but I think fundamentals Like we just saw a shift from gaming becoming being a subculture into culture itself more generally. I'm fascinated by the amount of whether it's kind of cross over into the aesthetic of gaming coming into fashion and similarly into sports. You might have talent pool areas investing in the gaming space. It really kind of crossed over and I think particularly young adult culture but culture more generally is so confused by informed by Gaming at that moment. It was the right thing for a kind of culture energetic creative business to to to be in and and you know final trigger points, where were some wins on home in the in the gaming space particularly develop a Brands. We just wanted to wanted to get involved. I also think as you can see that kind of tip report and the market maturing wage I'll point of view always with marketing is is is it's not an overly complex proposition. It's the clues off the talk to us but markets and that's about understanding people and although gaming is new and exciting and we're bringing we brought in at some really interesting people and team work on that, etc. Etc. The the fundamentals are still the same and what we were getting pushed on by both clients outside gaming wanted to get approved in in that kind of space. Some of this is bigger us Brands and international Brands but also by businesses and the gaming space is they wanted to see some of that kind of best practice and the kind of disciplines of marketing and communication brought to to gaming and that it's not a it's not a kind of dark heart wage. And you know feedback we were getting was there was a bit of there's a bit of smoke and mirrors around this and you know, uh, some of the fundamentals marketing, you know are just as relevant there so long, you know, all of those things coming together, you know, just you know made it's made us very excited about it. Absolutely. You mentioned the convergence of cultures with gaming and it's truly remarkable. When you think about what really are the pillars of culture and entertainment you have the music world. You have the film and T world you have passion you have sport you have all these different things and their Myriad of examples for every single one of those and what they've done in gaming over the last year Travis Scott in fortnite marshmallow in fortnite Avengers in fortnite from the film and T World Terminator. I believed. Yeah, it's all Epic Games in fortnite. But then you also have Louis Vuitton in League of Legend who have take your pictures. For sports athletes playing video games. I just saw NFL player trying to figure out who the best war zone player is and War Zone people lining up to play with him and the amount of money it all seems to run through gaming and it feels like that only started happening, maybe three or four or five years ago, you know soundtracks were always a huge part of video game. So that was the thing and there were some brand jeans here and their surrounding the gaming world, but it feels like a light switch went off. Is that your feeling about it to what was a a moment where you started to see? Okay, the floodgates opening and Brands and everybody else is figuring out a gaming strategy. Yeah. It's interesting. You you you mentioned some of those consumer Brands and and you know musicians and and the fortnite work is on Sabine sort of predicted chemical and and as good everybody excited better. I I think it's particularly interesting when you see dead. Brands like Louis Vuitton and lvmh getting involved. You'll seeing financial services and change Banks and and and and and the automobile category when they're moving there at scale. It's clear some things going going on. But this crossover has been happening while you know, you look at you know senior Netflix execs joining riots and things that it's not just these are not this convergence is is is is more than skin-deep. This is a significant shift and I think it was kind of important to realize his it's not just about people commenting coming to gaming I think my boss the aesthetic of gaming the visual look and feel and sounds and and the user interface all that kind of the ux all that kind of stuff comes to is coming to The Forum off. Culture more generally and I think that's what's that's what's kind of interesting. So, is there a Tipping Point? I mean, I think we'll kind of reflect the conditions of twenty twenty years with everything else just drove a kind of digital acceleration and I think it I think you know twenty or Twenty will be a kind of significance just move in terms of the muck need Services Industries appreciation of gaming and maybe somebody joke to me the other day that it was actually quite often people in marketing Services back in at home and seen their young or too seen that teenage a children playing gaming but I think actually I think with that that actually those statements actually frustrating cuz the lies of sorts of prejudice about gaming and that is just teenagers that do it and I think that's also the marketing industry's kind of wake up and realization you dead. You have a streamer is is is is 34 just now, you know, lots of people have got into gaming when their teenage teenagers but but
Team Liquid Collabs with Naruto
"It's a bit of a slow news day in these Sports as America celebrates The Unofficial holiday that is the day after the Super Bowl but there's no apparel collaboration that e sports fans are stoked about first a few thoughts on the big game besides Brady winning again which is absolutely absurd we saw him or big gaming personalities intertwined with the game this year off nadeshot appeared in a commercial for Rockstar and last year we saw ninja and fortnite World Cup winner Booga appearance Superbowl commercials as well in the stands ninja and dr. disrespect were featured with cardboard cutouts at home Here's game. The NFL is clearly aiming at a younger audience. They streamed previous playoff games on Nick and on Twitch in this game. They brought in Nickelodeon slime cannons for part of the broadcast, but they didn't do a tire simulcast on Nick like they did with the previous games the legal keep tapping into gaming influencers and channels with the goal in mind of capturing younger audiences think they're realizing that just a focus on Madden isn't should be enough of a gaming push the NFL could look towards e Sports organizations for how to connect with their target audience clearly Team Liquid has their fingers on the pulse. Anime is huge with Gen Z and Naruto has been popping over multiple generations and multiple series liquids new clothing line with the popular anime is going to sell absurdly quick the shop will open up on February 12th at 2 p.m. CT. And if you want some of the collection you'll likely need to be online at that moment exactly or close to it liquids ongoing partnership with Marvel has also been very successful, especially on the merchandising side. There's clearly a huge opportunity for home. organizations to pair with other popular media when looking to expand their merchandising operation while Brands like thieves and FaZe Clan have built up streetwear with just their logos collaborations are a large part of how they got their liquid is taking a little bit of a different path with their merch strategy but it's one that is also working well and I'm sure this collection is going to be a huge
How to host Pay-to-Play Fortnite parties
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Roblox IPO Update
"This year. They've been talking about an IPO and that was originally they announced they were going to do in November and December. They're like, actually we're going to delay it. You talk about sort of their decision to delay that IPO and instead raise the series 8 Round which came with a much higher valuation. You make the argument that hey this was a really nice called a delight to take us through why would a company would make that decision? We're going to delay the IPO and what Roblox gained by doing? So yeah. So I mean, this is a a pretty interesting and strategic play by by the CEO of Roblox by you know, the originally anticipated a traditional IPO for November and then they delayed it then back December but the second delay, I'm sorry in December they decided to delay and a lot of that had to do with what they saw happening with Airbnb in doordash. Those were two months, you know, highly successful IPOs both of them pretty much doubled on day one and so it kind of made Roblox think okay. Are we leaving something on the table here? Right because the original birth And when they wanted to IPO was was an average valuation of of eight billion. That's kind of what they were targeting. Right? And so after seeing what happened with doordash an Airbnb, you know, they felt like okay, they're an appetite here for investors to actually value robots in a much different lens. And so that was the you know, the option that they decided to take and so there there was a comedy there was supposedly a company-wide memo that explained to the Roblox employees as far as why decides they decide to take it off and revisit this strategy and so from December leading up to about January to your point. They actually were able to gather another round of Investments through a series agent round that valued them at twenty twenty nine and half billion. So, you know, you literally go from an eight billion valuation to a 29 and 1/2 billion, which is quite remarkable, right? And when you put that into perspectives you look at epic Gaming right and you look at their recent valuation went down. Leave I think they dropped about a 250 million investment that valued them roughly about 17.8 billion time around that ballpark. But you know, you take that into perspective right? You got a very successful such as fortnite that has the Unreal Engine. They've got a great ecosystem here and there at Seventeen and half and yet there's investors here that are valuing Roblox now at close to $30 billion, right? So Thursday impressive and I have to imagine now, you know epic Gaming evaluation is probably significantly increased. And so now you know it could you know, when you look at that as a comparison like, okay. Well, wow, these are two very successful franchises, but with a much different strategy, right Roblox is clearly a platform gaming strategy versus epic is a lot more of building in Palm Coast system around gaming and even outside of just gaming right the comparison to Epic Games is so interesting because I think people would assume dead. It's a more valuable company than Roblox. You mentioned the two different ecosystems. And you know with this is being said with the caveat that you're right. The Roblox is new valuation may have it as sort of a Leap Frog situation with epic games where they can take that and go to somebody else would be like actually we thought it was $70 billion now, we now might be 35 or whatever it like it sounds absurd but based on what Roblox did this year? It's clearly has a model that that could exist. So why does Roblox have so much value when compared to epic games that has that owns rocket League? They have fortnite they're bringing in all these different Major Brands into fortnite. They have the epic game store. I mean, they felt cocky enough that they got into a lawsuit with Apple after all. What is Roblox? What where's the intrinsic value from the company coming from? Yeah. Well what's impressive about Roblox was the abilities to build dead? A platform that targeted a market that probably wasn't as heavily looked upon right when you think about fortnite. It's a little bit more on the teenager Spectrum, maybe above but when you look at the Roblox a platform it the average or the the their sweet spot is really the nine year olds thirteen year old demographic right? And so there weren't a whole lot of platforms that were developed. I mean you can argue maybe Nintendo switch or even the weaving of platform but I think robots was able to sort of expand apply the this from a mobile gaming but also you can play Roblox and PC. So there's a lot of different platforms that you could play it on. That's more widely that can be more widely distributed towards kids right versus a Nintendo switch. You've got to convince your parents to spend an average of 3 to $400 on a on a system or a console. So I think that that's number one and then it's I think the reason behind the valuation here as well is when Roblox did wage Our file for an IPO they did have to of course release information. They're asked one and it was quite intriguing information that they released as far as their their daily active users and just the hours of Engagement due to the Panthers made their hours of Engagement pretty much doubled from roughly about 4 and 1/2 or four billion to almost close to nine billion hours, right? It's crazy when you think about that number, D E Yeah it like nine billion. I mean, you know to put that into perspective right you look at twitch twitch obviously is a very big streaming platform and their average wage, you know hours of streaming double during the pandemic as well, but it went from roughly about 2 and 1/2 to you know, a little over 5 billion hours, right? So you look at ROBLOX, you know, like oh, this is just one Platform One game will maybe not one game but one platform, right and they're able to track 90 million hours versus something as widespread as twitch is is is trailing in, New Jersey. Five billion in streaming hours, right so crazy to think about that. But then you also look at the daily average users of kids that are playing. It's like somewhere close to like 35 million daily average users. And so you look at that potential of the amount of kids that are playing this the amount of hours. I think if you do the math, it's roughly each kid playing it from roughly about 2 and 1/2 hours per day off, right and that's a lot of time right and and the question becomes now is okay. Well is that can even continue number one post-pandemic? I think that's where the speculation comes into play. But even if it doesn't look at how many kids had gotten onto this platform that are only going to continue being on that platform for at least several more years and then that a monetization that they've been curd based on their virtual currency Robux. I mean when you put all of that in a play-off like that's where the valuation comes in a place right? They've actually been able to monetize this amount of frenzy that these kids are going on this platform and buying, you know, using these robots to age. Not even enhance the game per se. It's really more for skins right or or how do they enhance their Avatar which is which is mind-blowing right when you think about all that. The Skins whole whole industry is the
Epic Games Puts Down Another $20M in Fortnite Prize Pools
"Certainly been an interesting year for epic games the developer of faith and its continued pushing the game into new territories, especially when it comes to interactive media and branding but they're also taking on Apple in an ongoing lawsuit. Apparently that lawsuit has really threaten the company's bottom line too bad though as yesterday epic announced another twenty million dollars would be put down for fortnite tournaments back in 2018 for the 2019 and 2020 Sears epic kok to put down 100 million dollars in total prizes on fortnite Esports events, and they came through they gave out a hundred million dollars over the last two years. The biggest paychecks came out of the former World Cup, which South forty million dollars awarded between the qualifiers and the main event many other events put up a couple of million here a couple of million. They're you know casual things in any other sport these would like a game. Massive Flagship events for epic. They were just a continuation of a huge promise. One of those events was the fortnite Champions series better known as the fmcs is the closest continuous structures. Fortnite Esports has ever had that event last year had a solid 3 million dollar prize pool yesterday. They announced the fortnite Champions series was jumping to twenty million dollars for the 2021 season off epic blog posts. They made it clear where exactly the money's going. First of all it's being more heavily weighted on winners than in the past where qualifiers would paid out pretty nicely this you gotta make the finals if you want any do here's how the twenty million dollars breaks down. The first important split is between the F and C S and yet unnamed mid season and end-of-year events. The fmcs will have twelve million dollars for its thorns. Well eight million is being held for events based off winners and qualifiers in previous f n c s events, so they're like part of the ecosystem but they're not part of the four individual Seasons wage. Brings me to the next split that twelve mil is being split among the 4f NCS Seasons leaving 3 mil per season. The seasons will happen along with the actual Seasons with the first one month beginning in late January early February. I believe don't have the date in front of me and ending in mid-march and so on and so forth through spring summer fall you guys you guys are seasons work. The final split is across seven different regions. And this is where it gets a little bit more confusing. Those seven regions are Europe Brazil Oceania the wage East Asia and then n a but it's split into two regions. Each one is not weighted equally either Europe has one point three million dedicated specifically to it the highest of any prize pool sneeze to Regions combined finish at just under 1. Mil Sil is next with three hundred grand then Asia with a hundred and fifty Grand Middle East with 120 and Oceania with ninety. It's both a bath. Viewership as well as a catering to where the best players are that make up for that
Spanish Streamer theGrefG Shatters Twitch Records With 2.5M Concurrent Viewers
"Network seal marked in using the email in the bio of this show. The Spanish streaming audiences are absolutely nuts as we're seeing right now as I write this midday on Monday January eleventh the grefg took a skin release in fortnite and absolutely destroyed all records for an individual stream on Twitch the peak and current number that I saw was two point five million viewers figure Paris in the record for an individual stream on an English-speaking channel is ninja stream with Drake that stream a peak and career and viewership about 630,000 Watchers the grip she is currently streaming to an audience of four times that amount and he didn't have someone like Drake to juice it to those numbers game. May not be able to understand what he's saying on the stream, but I definitely have some huge takeaways here 1 if you are paying attention to the Spanish dreaming slash e Sports Market, it's time to start Rubios another major Spanish dreamer had one of the individual streaming records over on YouTube. He once reached a concurrent viewership count of 1.2 million. Basically, if you're just a twitch viewer, then yeah focus on English audiences or whoever speaking the language that you speak off. But if you work in this industry, and I know a lot of you do the global nature of twitch and the major streamers in different regions are crucial to understand on Twitch metrics the top ten list of channels on Twitch by total hours watched the last Thirty Days breaks down like this 5 English streamers led by xqc one Portuguese streamer goals who sits in second overall trailing just excuse E3 Spanish dreamers, I pay and number three overall our own play and number seven and the graph G who is actually at number fourteen because the stream hasn't been counted yet. So I'm just going to take a wild guess and assume he breaks right into the top ten when this one's counted wage. It's a safe bet and finally one Russian channel in the Dota 2. Are you Hub which is at number four overall. We all know gaming is that our national moments like this just highlight the insane audiences available around the world. And also I love for someone who speaks Spanish to look into how Spanish rumors leverage audiences to get these insane numbers in one stream and the other key take away from this is that for tonight is far off a dead game, especially because they keep bringing in really cool Partnerships just because a lot of the English audience moved on does not mean the rest of the world did
Roblox Valued at $30 Billion
"Roadblocks raises five hundred and twenty million dollars led by ultimate or capital and dragonair investment group so They announced today that they raised their five hundred. Twenty million dollars in a series h a purchase price of forty five dollars per share. If you do the math and all that sort of stuff it values the company at twenty nine point. Five billion dollars. Let's call it thirty right. The i don't know why they priced it. So it's twenty nine point five thirty sound so much pathetic. Let's call it. Thirty billion dollar valuation House spot on where we kind of wish we could sort of You know splice in the conversation. We had honorable extra because not only. Did we say this would happen right. That they would do private round where they've announced that they're going to do a direct thing not an ipo. So this is essentially their ipo fundraise right. That's how it directly thing works you raise the money privately and then you avoid sort of the the raise you do. That's part of the ipo on there for you. Avoid the show you avoid having the price shares and things like that so the has now been priced. It's effectively an ipo. it's not publicly traded. Yet they're gonna do public listing but this is the financing and we called the valuation. Right now i think we said based on unity's valuation. I you know. I think we agree to was probably going to be in this thirty billion dollar bar ballpark and we have longer. It's insane how close they Called it. I'm also surprised at this point. They don't round it up like like i just weird like you could call it a thirty. It's twenty nine point five. You can bow out that up like what who thought that sounded better lake. Like what's half a billion dollars point by. We're joking around. But yeah. I mean this is humongous. It's humongous your particularly william the the quote from the ceo of one of the funds that invested. Because i think this is telling. And maybe you have some thoughts on this it listen to the subtleties in the language here. He says while once viewed as a gaming platform roadblocks has emerged as the definitive global community connecting millions of people through communication entertainment and commerce said. Brad gerstner ceo. Tim under if you didn't know better what would he be describing a social network right. Yes like you don't even have to wait. I was literally like an listening to you. I'm like this. Sounds like facebook like this and most social networks go through that branding period where they get past their initial audience. Right think of facebook. Facebook used to be just for college. Kids right am i mean literally it was supposed to be like this is common knowledge but be supposed to be like the facebook that you've got as a freshman to meet new people right like that's why it's called facebook And now it's now. And i'm sure at the time they were describing themselves as a great platform for college age students to discover each other and forge friendships. And it's the same thing here. They are talking about like they would have said previously were gaming. Now wear something. We've expanded where social platform and that's insane because it. This is first of all what i think. We said. We felt like i think should have done. Ns feels like messaging. That should have come from epic from. This is how they should have been describing fortnight. So it's very it's surprising to see it from rob blocks. it's refreshing because i'm glad somebody has this messaging. Somebody is looking at games as social networks and trying to turn a game into a social network which is really potential right. And i'll see this last like for longtime ever since. I wrote the harvard business school case or co wrote. I should say on world of warcraft. I felt games are social networks. I'm not alone. i mean pretty much. Everybody who's thought about it realizes they're pretty much the same thing Right but it's interesting. To see this. Crossover into an investment thesis with this much money behind. And i think given the success of this. It won't be long before we see other dame's and game companies realize their social networks. Still think it's gone too far right like i was. I'm i've been so pro. Roadblocks right called the valuation called. This move loved the big number here right. it's own good for the industry. There's there's really no downside to any of this right in fact now thirty billion dollars again in kind of the context we're talking in. The context of a social network is a pretty cheap social network. Right when you're talking about the facebook and the twitter like where you're talking valuations in the hundreds of billions This is a pretty cheap social network and so super cheap for the number of users. I'm sure it has in the monetization per user. I bet it's it's bargain-basement steel which is probably part of why they want to calm themselves again. Social networks but like. There's a question of does this go too far right. Where the investor says while once views viewed as a gaming platform as if the daming days are like ancient history when you walk into rox. You're not playing a game right now. Either to be fair. Like i think this is okay like i really think mrs okay. Because like it's fair to say that their social and commerce activity going on and that their primary drivers and i've always been kind of a believer that raw blocks was not and i don't disparage anything here. Blake pound for pound. It's not the best game out there right. I'm sure there are many young kids and fans. That would just be with me. But i think fundamentally the reason why it's been successful is a game is not that the underlying game or game mechanics itself for so incredible or so unique Was because it was a social and ecommerce platform hooked into a game and the game was fun to play because of the socialization features in the commerce hawks. So you don't think language goes too far. I don't think it does in this case. No no like. I and i'll put it this way like if fortnight were describing itself that way without some major changes. I'd say i appreciate the aspiration but that's reaching right now but it's really does have other hooks in it. You know it really does right. So i i mean it's death. Look it's definitely like definitely you know a vanguard language right like it's somebody trying to change perception of the business but as long as the strategy meets the attempt to change perception. I think it's good for them. You know what. Let me let me push this one step further because the article ends with you know. Typical of a press release about blacks about altimeter capital right. There's always like the about sections for the the companies mentioned in the press release. Right and roadblocks. Let me just read the first sentence again. It's like there's a question mark here is this to have we gone too far right and the and the sentence here is roadblocks mission is to build a human co experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users so no game gaming in that sense but experience twice human once shared once billions once. You know it's a lot of good word into a lot of good words. No i mean. Look i mean. Clearly clearly it will remain to be seen whether or not their messaging this way to get a great valuation or if they're messing this way because they generally believe the platform can grow into that mission right. I feel like borderline disingenuous in the messaging. I like i said i'm the biggest fan of roadblocks. I love what they're doing. I think they've achieved and probably will achieve what fortnight should have in terms of growing outside of being a game. It's just like when you don't even mention it at all. I would like. I would like somebody who say like most users download custom levels and it would be like reading. A tesla press release and the word car is not used or automobile. Like is why don't they read that way anyway. Toby start with. Tesla is the future of human transportation or something. But i actually really don't know. But i mean i agree but like i mean the end of the day like i'd rather i. I think it's great for gaming e sports. Because i know sometimes we got a little bit of criticized for doing gaming news on east but the reality is this is so core to what's happening in interact entertainment like we can't discuss this right so it's the first then. The second piece is like okay. So you know i get that flake i get. This might be reach. And i think probably internally they're going to say it's a reach but i again i appreciate the fact that the market is recognizing that games can be more than games right. The games can be a bridge into something and fundamentally what games are about like interactive worlds. Can be a lot more than just half life in street fighter. Rife and i think whether or not they execute this change so fully as to earn that mission. I think it's going to make it easier for the next business to message. We're gonna see more businesses messaging mess name as a result will see the games media mature into more
Ultimate Gamer Brings Esports to Times Square for New Years Eve
"We are talking video games on New Year's Eve while Time Square will be packed with people excited to bring out this hellish year. The Times Square spirit will still come through with a virtual event through a partnership between Ultimate Gamer and Global real estate firm. Jamestown Ultimate Gamer is an online tournament Palm like community. And today we're talking to Steve Suarez ultimate gaming CEO Steve, welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me Mitch. It's an honor to be here. I'm excited to talk with Steve primarily about New Year's Eve event. And then also talking about Ultimate Gamer In general first at this mie event Ultimate Gamer will host a variety of straights including ones from a sports organizations Furia and misfits gaming you'll have appearances from Hip Hop dong. Gamers well, he's a friend of the show and they will host tournaments in fortnite Apex League of Legends and Valor and there's also a charity element as a Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation will run educational content and fundraising to support people living with paralysis starting December 19th fans could download the virtual New Year's Eve app called v n y e or visit vnyl to find streams and giveaways. We're going to get discussion about what Ultimate Gamer is and how this event came together. But first Steve Woodgate was here and why he gave a celebration they first think of ninja trying to do a fortnite dance in front of a crowd of less than enthusiastic New Yorkers boss wants you to targeting this day for another gaming event. Why did you feel like gaming fits so well for New Year's Eve? Well Mitch, look Times Square New Year's Eve is probably one of the most iconic events of the year, you know with my background and and events and production. That's kind of the mecca of all events, right? It's Washed by they have over a billion Impressions every year and it's televised by stations all around the world and this year, you know, unfortunately due to the pandemic New Year's Eve in Times Square is going to look a little bit different. So so we thought that it was a great idea to partner with the folks at Jamestown and create a virtual experience, which is very interactive and and and allow this gaming generation to experience virtual New Years Eve New Year's Eve in Times Square, but virtually, it's actually kind of the way I'd rather odd experience New Year's Eve in Times Square. I've heard horror stories from attending that event on the ground that like, you can't find a bathroom or it's just like you you sort of just stuck in a line for home. The hours until the ball drops. So I've always felt like it's a vet better experienced either on my TV or virtually impossible. Listen, I don't disagree with you. But but you know virtually issue what's really cool about it is that you actually going to be it's it's so interactive through our virtual New Year's Eve app you download the app or you do it on your desktop and and you experience it as a guitar and you get to dress up as the Ultimate Gamer Avatar or as you know, five different types of avatars and you get to walk around Times Square meet people, you know, look at three three different concerts live you can play games you can go into into stores and to the Ultimate Gamer lounge and visit some of our partners and and and and special deals that we have with them very unique experience that I think people are really really going to enjoy so take us to do a little bit about what this event looks like. We do. Would you describe it? I'm thinking my my braids going towards like VRA are almost laughing. Walking around with these different portals of different entry points. How does this event look and play out on the app you are in Times Square. It is Time Square virtually. So when when you when you download the app and you register, you are an avatar and you get to walk around Times Square go into the stores a go into live concerts at the one Times Square building you jump in the elevator and you go up, you know, the second floor of the third floor and watch these live concerts and and you get to also play games. There's three games in the virtual New Year's Eve app and then through Ultimate Gamer, you can play so you could come participate in some of our competition some more gaming competitions to win prizes from some of our partners are really cool prizes. Yeah a ton of big brands on this event as well. It's like you mentioned massive Impressions on the New Year's Eve event every single year this year looking a lot different people are still going to be really excited to ring. This year in particular but they're also going to be at home. Hopefully not partying. Please don't party under usually that should go without saying our audience is smart enough to know that out so long, uh, but it feels like something that people are going to be kind of at a loss for what to do on New Year's Eve, you know, I think about all the past ones. It's usually a party of some sort and this year I won't be home. I don't know. What I'm going to do on New Year's Eve. Are you expecting to see if even higher rate of Impressions on this night than we would see in the past because of how many people are just not wrong to have plants. Well, my first opens that people are going to you know, the app is absolutely free. So, you know, you lose Nothing by trying it out and experiences. I think everybody gamer a non-gamer will enjoy the experience and and a lot of the features at the app
Facebook is helping Fortnite maker Epic Games in its legal battle against Apple
"Is opening up another front in. Its longtime feud with apple over. Its business practices. The social media giant says it will help the company behind the popular video game fortnight. Its legal battle with the iphone maker in its sued. Epic games has claimed. Apple's app store operates like a monopoly. Apple has rejected the accusations and said it provides developers with great business opportunities. Facebook says it is joining the lawsuit filed by epic but will provide the company with supporting materials and
New Fortnite Tournament, Race to World First and Envy's Fantasy Partnership
"With fortnite earlier this week. We cover the cancellation of Epic Games Live Events and 21 including the fortnite World Cup, but that doesn't mean that the developer isn't investing in Esports today. They announced a new tournament called the frosty frenzy with a five million dollar prize pool the tournament wage start tomorrow and we'll see the price will be distributed widely not given to one or two winning teams. Like you might expect it will be open entry to anyone with a fortnight account of a high enough rank over in fantasy world and be gaming has partnered with Thrive fantasy. Both Friends of the E Sports Network podcast envy and Thrive are creating a partnership based on Fantasy games that will span multiple years Drive works by having played. But on over unders of specific stats, like head shots or assists in sports betting these type of waiters are called prop bets Envy will be a high-profile partner for Thrive fantasy as the growing platform tries to counter the E sports fantasy Market speaking of that market be on the lookout Monday for an e Sports Network podcast with e Sports One a fantasy sports operator. We talk about the value of Fantasy games and the challenges involved with creating of competitions in E Sports titles and our final piece of news this Friday complexity limit. The World of Warcraft Guild has signed a broadcast rights deal with do you raised the world first? One of the really unique Esports competitions is happening soon and complexity limit is the odds-on favorite to win the event after method gaming fractured this past summer due to multiple harassment and assault allegations towards members of the
Microsoft Buys Esports Tournament Platform Smash.gg
"This was this was interesting news. It's about a week old now. It came out just sort of just after we we tape. The last podcast and the story is from sports. Pro media dot com. The headline is microsoft buys east sports tournament platform smash dot g g. The deal comes after. Us technology giant closed its mixer gaming. Ott service in june Just a bit sort of short thing on smash dugout since launching in two thousand fifteen. They have organized online. And live gaming competition competitions for a variety of titles ranging from call of duty to super smash brothers in two thousand seventeen. The company raised eleven million in series. A funding from spark capital excel in horizon ventures and that followed an initial three million investment from spark caffeinated capital and lower case capital. So fourteen million in venture money raised in total And now acquired by Microsoft what are you i mean. Are we getting mixed signals here. William like why would you. Why would you close mixer. If you know a month later like two months later you're going to buy a tournament platform. I you know paul i. This census news came out. I have been racking my brains for like something clever to say like some deep insightful piece of analysis but the reality is it doesn't make in my mind at least it does not make a lot of strategic sense. It really does not like because it wasn't like also microsoft had two options like they're out of capitol kill mixer. Something like had plenty of middle of the road options for mixer that didn't involve ridiculous fees to top tier streamers. But they didn't do that. They shut it which to me. If you sort of see the content side of east boards which is sort of what it looked like to me. You know like i. I sort of assumed they were seeding east. Sports like they weren't going to be on the production side at all like they're obvious synergies right between mixer and the g like very obvious synergies. And somehow i don't see smashed dot g partnering with their. What do they call it. Their msn e sports hub or whatever. Remember that announcement right. This is mashed mashed. Jiji's tournaments going to be exclusive to msn east sports hub. I mean it's just. It is so weird because the thing that you have. If you're going to throw tournaments the next thing you need a place to broadcast it's just like i literally cannot begin to explain how this so close down pipe like you wouldn't somebody wouldn't have said. Can we give five more months six more months like to see if something to see if this acquisition activate something. It's very strange to me. You know that being said a huge kudos to smashed j. Like it's amazing anytime that you're required They've raised a fair bit of they have some really strong venture folks backing them. I think excel in particular is like a great backer to have lower cases. Well i think is in them right lower case capital when the going price was william microsoft pays for a snack. It sounds it. L- let me just read from the the article here. It says financial terms of the microsoft deal were not disclosed but an announcement on twitter by smash dot g g said the acquisition would mean it's community and tournament organizers will continue to benefit from the smashed dot g g platform adding that its own team will benefit from additional resources and support as part of the microsoft content services team. I wonder if msn sports hub is part of the microsoft content services team. But the two questions. How much do you think it sold for. A and b is the smash branding given the recent crackdown by nintendo on smash anything outside of their own sort of purview our reliability. While you're really interesting. I i don't think there's any brand liability like the just because there's a game called smash brothers doesn't mean they own the word smash. It's an english word you know. I don't think there's a brand liability even though i believe that is the heritage of smashed. Iggi tournament platform for smash brothers. I don't think there is a liability there. I'm not a lawyer. But i guess so. however I i do think like if you ask me the price i would say. I don't think it was a crazy high acquisition right. It sounds to me like this was a service searching for a way to monetize Sense of the smash platform is. There weren't a lot of great dollar hooks in there. I think this is a case of you. Have real aaa backers. And they engineer and exited a certain level of scale. That being said. I don't think it was like i don't think it was disastrous exit. Or anything. I think it was a distress sale just because tournament platforms typically do very well they generate a lot of users that has value and smash was one of the more successful tournament platforms in my view So yeah. I think there's probably a pretty good deal but i think it's it's on twitch style exit. This wasn't bought for build a number on the number you put on twenty five million twenty at. i'll just say at twenty five million. That's a that's a disaster for the vc's die up short thirty thirty five. I i don't think this was going above. Fifty million for this thirty five. And i would guess the. I'm sure they had preferred shares and things like that so they have their first money out. I would guess So even then at best they break even write my view. My guess is twin bed. Twenty seventeen round the eleven million dollars. Round knobs pre money valuation of forty. Yet right thirty. Thirty to fifty. Yeah right post money. Forty to fifty forty to sixty like. Why do you think it went for paul. What do you think it went for. You know i'd be surprised if the vc's let this go for less than what they paid could be true could be true. I i don't think they take a loss on a microsoft acquisition right and so microsoft paid more than forty or fifty. I kind of feel like they
Epic Games Announces Plans for Fortnite Esports in 2021
"Minute from E Sports Network. The Esports minute is presented by technology game-changers. Check them out at TGC play link below epic released a blog post yesterday talking about their plans for the fortnite Esports ecosystem in 2021. We've come a long way since epic pledged would hundred million dollars towards fortnite Esports events back in 2018. The game has waned in popularity a bit but still commands a massive audience according to Epic 15 million unique players took part in the end of the season event earlier this week. The competitive side was also supposed to have some consistency in 2024 the first time but as everyone knows consistancy and twenty20 just don't belong in the same sentence. So first let's go for the bad news from this blog post epic is not currently planning any in-person events for 2021 including the fortnite World Cup. This is unfortunate, but it off. Safe choice to make if we get a massive roll out of a vaccine in early spring which seems like the most likely possibility at this point that could all change but for now online events just have to be the plan change it on the positive side the Ford I championship series or f n c s we moved to trios as the primary form of competition previously solos and Duo's when the main choice in fortnite Esports in my opinion Iraq is a crucial aspect when it comes to enjoying e sports events and trios adds another level of communication and strategy. The fmcs will be the Bayside competition for fortnite Esports. Basically the closest thing to a regular season with the fmcs will be the Baseline competition for fortnite Esports. Basically the closest thing to a regular season, but epic will also be putting together more weekly tournaments more random unique tournaments and more Creator Cubs 2021 and not all of those will be in trios. So fans of Duos and solos will still have some events to look forward to basically they're mostly missing
Master Chief in Fortnite
"Master chief coming four. It certainly seems so yesterday The item shop started to leak four. I often that while we were live yesterday. Cradles credos teaser. Images came in hot and heavy showing the greatest coming to fort seems to be one hundred percent true. I then made the prediction. That a game awards they would come out and the four hundred announcement would be house. Chief in sama's all being announced for fortnight This morning actually. Late last night New starting to break again. We are on hype x. Right now we'll be getting a halo co lab to if it's not scrapped. The skin is going to be master. Chief kevin if you click on it you click on capitol get a little bit bigger. I you can see. We have of course master chief there as the character. His glider is the pelican. Does that get you excited. They're all yet. It is a little hog there for when you must there. And then yeah. He's got his What gravity gravity hammer hammer. Sorry it's very pixelated pickaxe. Kevin if you want to go to the next one. This is four might have started it. What's the deal with the little word hug. Like when would. I think that's an email this little dance. You see how it's got little dance. I kind of I love it. Yeah that's really kooks that fortnite battle royale leaks. Twitter are the people who put this. Initially i think this is what barrett show shared last night in our for channel They say here's some images that halo cosmetics. These are confirmed to be real so again. Take it with a grain of salt as hypoc says it's not scrapped. This is what this looks like. One hundred percent believe it. I think this is all going to be a game. Awards announcement tim. Where's your head at the game stuff is the one thing i'm not totally locked in on. They haven't actually fully announced this to me that because that was about to say like why would they hold off one when they'd been announcing him so anybody that has been officially adopt. Or is that still. Okay okay. gotcha then. Yeah that that does make a lot of sense what's interesting about. This is stick into the salmon's theory because the in multiple ways sammy's is one of these things. It's not like the other when you have chief crato and sama's like if it was chief and sam is that kind of makes sense but it puts kind of a different level where like it should be. Mario you know as like the face of the company type conversation hold that it goes back to you i. i'm out. I'm totally outside of this ship. You guys are like all about this fortnight that's a fortnight household include. Joey she's freaking out and we're hanging out. She's trying to explain to me. She's like oh shit like man. Lloyd theory is it's bounty hunters and my first reaction was sarah. So it's i think there's multiple things leading to to sammy's even if it's not just the big three. The bigger question is doesn't intend to play nice because intendo go nintendo. That is the big question. And i think that that is. What's so fascinating to see. Is that yeah. It's a bounty hunter. Sees and talk about these hunters. They're doing all these different things. I think you can make a case for obviously not bounty hunter but in a different way cradles being hunter. Obviously she's being hunter and then for salmon. A bounty hunter is nintendo down to share this stuff in a crossover co lab. Are they down to have her running around with an ar shooting other people like roof. Yeah i don't know. I think honestly i. That's the one on the weakest on that. I think that they're standing in the way then. Is it just going to be crato in master chief coming together to or coming at each other to fight in the trailer or whatever for the announcement because what i'd like to throw in here. I mentioned this yesterday. That during a jesmyn doing zoom calls for the game awards right. He's been bringing on guests he brought on donald mustard of course the big for fortnight that you see every year of the game wards talking about it in donald's it something to this is gonna be a huge deal at the game awards for fortnight What i did hear a quick google. I'm looking at. I fire monkey. Who put all this together on their twitter and says in a recent zoom call with jeff key lean donald mustard. A few hints have been revealed about the future fortnight. This info comes from a source. Who would like to remain anonymous harvard. Credible rationing who's on the call. There will be an announcement at the game wars for fortnight The game wars will take place in two separate tenth. A new recording session with troy baker took place. That's already happened. 'cause we know that stuff right This season is the biggest event they've ever done and it will change the future of fortnight when asked about getting more when asked about getting items smash brothers universe donald muster simply stated. He can't comment about it. One of the things. I brought up yesterday. A loose manner was this. The quote of this is the biggest event they've ever done and it will change feature a fortnight. I think when you hear that coming off the back of the marvel season somebody who. I love playing the marble season at the end. We all were super into me. Barrick have a blessed joey. Roger who kevin keeps dragging into these things even though he i don't like him being on our stuff all right. I'll say it. He's a part time editor. He doesn't deserve to be around as much as i mean. He's killing bats. The one reason. I'll let it keep happening right. Keeps me alive. Say this on a need.
Clinton Sparks Introduces Esports XSET
"Well in July you parted with phase and you announced in a big way through the New York Times that you were starting something, New Jersey. With exit so what is exit start us off here introduced me to this brand exit is the world's fastest growing Esports and gaming Lifestyle brand with something like a Culture Club. Right? So I'm going to do everything we did at phase and more because it was like I said because it was differences of opinions. There's a lot of things we couldn't do that. We knew would be great in this space include not being leaders in diversity and inclusion, but also understanding how to implement other sectors in other cultures and businesses into this space and what to do with it and how to put them together and really create something exciting to move the entire culture in gaming space ahead. So we decided to leave and do that because we we didn't want to have to answer nobody else. You know what I mean? It was just kind of like, yeah, we know what's dope. So we're just going to move forward with what's dope and we don't want to have to go through this whole rigmarole of like does he not like it does he not like it has she not like it so it's just like let's just go and suck. This new thing, you know aimed at diversity and inclusion and also being able to implement an Infuse all the cultures that we've been a part of for the past fifteen twenty years, which can really help the entire country. You know what I mean even phase included. So the things that we're going to do will really help lay the path and build a bigger blueprint for other people to walk down and follow to see the possibilities and the things that can be done in this space that one no one's thinking of into no one really has the resources or experience to do it like we do a tech sent. Well, you have an awesome Network and I saw in the press releases you brought on Swae Lee you have all kinds of money from musicians coming in the back the company as well. What games though? Are you guys focused on right now? How many different titles are you across? I think we're I think Eight titles right now wage. I mean, we're touching a lot of things from rocket League to Valerie into college due to fortnite we even have joke. Who's the number one Madden player right now he signed so, you know, we're looking to not only you know off The culture in the industry for but we're also looking to dominate in in the E Sports sector of in in gameplay. So we're looking to do everything that that's possible to get done. And even those things that are impossible to others. We're going to get done.
PUBG Mobile Announces Massive Prize Pool for 2021
"Pubg mobile is heading into its Global championship for 2020 the pmdc to welcome fans. They made an announcement for the upcoming season, which promises to be a huge one for fans of the mobile Battle Royale and twenty Twenty-One pubg mobile have a total prize pool of fourteen million dollars the highest total prize pool for a mobile a sport in one year in history month that price will be spread across a much larger ecosystem than we saw in twenty-twenty this year pubg mobile operated two leaks the pubg Mobile Pro leagues in South Asia and Southeast Asia off next year. They will add 7 more regions. Those regions are turkey Western Europe Arabia North America Latin America and Brazil. The final region being added is the Commonwealth of Rome. Dependent states, which is basically the old Soviet Bloc with Russia, Ukraine Yugoslavia and other countries in that region, the actual format of the year will be similar to fans of League to split beginning in January and am waiting in a global championship in Fall. There will also be major invitationals held over the summer pubg mobile is seeing record-breaking growth and viewership and fans who want to buy in ahead of next season as the Regent enters the pubg mobile Bots world can watch the pmdc from now until December 20th. The current pmgc is competing for a prize pool of two million dollars. The new pubg mobile format is really important for a couple reasons, It's the biggest mobile Esports structure. We've ever seen attached to one game and it's also the most fleshed-out format for Battle Royale Esports we've ever seen well fortnite has put down more money and prizes. They don't operate Regional leagues and you are close to level. We're going to be seeing from pubg Mobile in 2021. And in other good news for pubg mobile. It seems like the game is on track to be reinstated by the Indian government. India was the name. Growth region for pubg mobile for most of this year and the government banned the game along with a lengthy list of other apps with connections to China a few months ago according to a leak reported by Indian Publications over the weekend. There is a place to bring pubg mobile back to the world's second most populous country sometime soon, but we don't have much more information than that.
Excel Esports CEO Wouter Sleijffers on the Org's New Rebrand
"About slavers off the CEO of excel in sports, which is a british-based Competitive Gaming organization, which started out in 2014 by the Brothers Johnson clears. HomeStar be I joined myself at the start of this year previously to excel in sports. I will see you go for another Volkswagen ization in in Britain called fanatic. Um, so was there a CEO for 2015 and too early two thousand and nineteen thousand. Yeah, happy to continue my journey in the world of Competitive Gaming. Absolutely Valerie is what are the leading Minds in the E Sports World as God. He mentioned x l e Sports in the UK is going through a bit of a Rebrand right now last week. They announced their new brand new should have focused on the power of better. And the goal is to have a positive effect on the gaming community and to evolve the brand Beyond a competitive team or two, but they do of course focus on their competitive teams. They have a spot in the LEC one of the most coveted spots in all of these four years. As well as a top fortnite player who finished second in the fortnite World Cup Duo's competition back when it was held in 2019. So let's start with the Mantra the power of better words that mean to you. It's really a lot. The power better is something that is, you know, only just full words that summarize the conversations that we had over the past months about how we look at Excel and what we see as the future for Excel what we care about what we passionate about this is first and foremost for us winning off in gaming to compete in the embassy or fortnite another future game titles, but with our own I would say you need a unique approach. It's how we bought a challenge ourselves how we question ourselves how we questioned things in our industry how to being dumb how we call it for Jeron path and how we phrased it also dead. Own Manifesto how we can become better today than we were yesterday and the power better therefore sort of a very short summary, but I would say a really strong men try if you will that drives us to improve every day to get better every day in everything that we do so it's not just how we improve and gain performance how improving supporting our players how improve coaching and strategies Etc. But also how we care about our fans. What can we do for our fans what we do in terms of, you know, things like merchandising and even beyond that so things that we do with our partners are British Telecom is Ali pop out things that we feel are going to develop a stem all in Competitive Gaming Competitive Gaming or how we would say how we use that sort of ambition dog. That have their as an inspiration and all the things that we care about as well to get that everyday really and we'll see the difference. You know over time. This is a journey for us. It's not just you know statement that we make right now and do a few things. This is things that we will be doing in the days to calm the weeks to come a month and even Year's income. So as you hear from it means quite a lot to us, but it's also a way for us to make a difference in the industry. So
Epic Games is expanding its NFL partnership to include Rocket League in addition to Fortnite
"On fortnite was on top of the world in 2018. The NFL was one of the main Partnerships that stood out from that time. It seemed like everyone in the game was wearing an NFL jersey for a few weeks whether or not they actually particularly cared for the league itself. Now that partnership is coming back and expanding to Rocket league as well rocket League's exact activation has yet to be announced but previous collaborations with Entertainment Properties. Give us a pretty good idea of what it might look like. I'd assume a limited-time mode some new car designs and some Stoppers to go along with specialized challenges and fortnite we've seen in the past but it seems to be stepped up a little bit this year. All 32 teams will get a Gridiron Gang Outfit into Styles. I imagine a male and a female style players will still be able to customize their jersey number as well. Now that last bit is a little bit of a surprise to me last time jersey numbers were able to be changed players immediately started recreating controversial NFL players like convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez and Moss a QB arrested for his role in a dog fighting ring. My friend Andrew Hayward wrote up a great write-up about how the activation was taken by fans in a direction the NFL likely wanted to avoid I'll link that article below. It's a good write-up about some of the potential dangers of in-game activations, but still the benefits clearly outweigh any perceived negatives on this one even with fortnite player based down from its eyes and 2018 Dodge still commands a large audience. And so does the now free to play rocket league for traditional sports leagues often competing with video games when it comes to younger audiences extra promotion and these games could go a pretty long way and making sure I don't forget the NFL every Sunday. That's
"fortnite" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"And ninja rack up millions of your hours on the streaming service as they play games and that elevated Fortnite's profile further it also helped that epic would open up for night so that would play on other platforms originally it was to be PC only but then it went mac and PC and now it's also available for consoles and mobile devices and to be clear pub G. didn't invent battle royale I don't want to make the claim that pub G. created this game mode and Fortnite stolen I am the battle royal version above G. and the battle royal version Fortnite don't exactly play the same way but not entirely for night this cartoonish the physics are not nearly as realistic it's a faster paced gameplay this little swimming here then pub G. is and the fact that you can build stuff in Fortnite you can construct barriers and ramps and you can get over mountains this way you can't do that apology it creates a totally different game play experience that you would find an apology or other battle royale games so there are elements to Fortnite that really set it apart so lots of other games of also got similar battle royale modes including the most recent call of duty game black ops four with blackout so I don't want to suggest that you know pub G. has a an exclusive right to the battle royale game mode but that people were criticizing epic games saying it looks to me like the game that you had promised for years and years and years wasn't doing as well as you wanted so then you copied a game that was doing really well and that's how you were able to turn it into a success whether that's true or not do you do have to admit that Fortnite is an enormous success also the lawsuit between pub G. and epic games that's not the only legal headache the epic has had to indoor thanks to this runaway success of Fortnite one of those things that you can purchase in the game would be an email out or an action that you can choose your character to make based upon a keystroke so you might have emails that are like a particular pose but in Fortnite the modes that are really famous are the various dances epic has created animations of numerous dances some of which were already famous memes and therein lies the problem well one of the problems the other problem is that there are some really litigious folks out there who are hoping for a meal ticket I think but there's fault on all sides I would argue so one of the dancers you can purchase at least at one time was called fresh which was a nod to the source of this dance the television show fresh prince of Bel Air in that show Alfonso Rivero who played the character Carlton did an iconic dance to Tom Jones song it's not unusual for night didn't lift the song but it did lift the dance and Alfonso has filed a lawsuit against the company claiming they are capitalizing on his celebrity I didn't give him any credit or compensation actor Donald Faison pointed to another instance in which epic games have included animation that copy to dance he did in the television series scrubs Terence to Millie Ferguson filed a lawsuit against epic games for using as Milly rock dance I need to read acting on behalf of Russell backpack kid horning filed a lawsuit because of the game using the floss dancing move which horning had made famous in an airing of Saturday Night Live Katie Perry was playing a song and she threw a whole lot of focus to our horning who then did the floss dance it went totally viral and became a huge meme of itself but here's the thing he didn't invent that dance you can just do a quick search on YouTube and you will find there are a lot of videos that well predates that Saturday Night Live performance one going all the way back to two thousand ten well doing that dance so my guess is that particular lawsuit won't go very far ultimately once they're able to show that this kid didn't create that dance and that while that that particular citing that live episode might have elevated everyone's awareness of the awful loss it it's not like that kid has any claim to ownership of the dance the case is however bring up a question can a dance be copyrighted can you copy right dance moves as of the recording this podcast that remains was pretty unanswered question and also a lot of people point out that there's a long history of of various artists doing dances and making them famous and and profiting from them without having actually invented them beyond say has lifted lots of dances from from the films Michael Jackson did not invent the moonwalk but he sure did make it famous so I'm not sure that this particular argument will go much further however it has led to a lot of people criticizing epic games and Fortnite for taking content or taking performances and not crediting the people who originally made this performance is famous so some up Fortnite it's a video game that was conceived in twenty eleven and showed off way too early epic games has admitted they talked about this game will far too early in the in the process it didn't go into a closed alpha until two thousand fourteen transition to a closed beta in twenty fifteen and stayed that way until going into early access as a player versus environment survival game in twenty seventeen that you have to actually purchase later that year a new variant that was free to play the one that closely resembled another game email propelled don tire title into the spotlight and now it is a true phenomenon the Fortnite tracker network currently tracks more than fifty seven million five hundred thousand players of the game some estimates for the total number of players across all platforms runs as high as eighty million no epic uses its own game launcher on the PC rather than going through valve's steam service which does allow for tracking that means epic doesn't have to share revenue with valve because they're not selling their game or using valve's steam service for that purpose and the popularity of Fortnite has allowed epic to launch its own video game store to rival steam and epic is offering up incentives like a lower revenue cut than what valve demands for featuring games in that store but it's also offering other incentives so if a developer uses epic's unreal engine they get more bonuses for listing their game in epic's game store now some gamers might complain that Fortnite isn't a quote unquote serious game or maybe that it lifts too many features from other sources without credit or that they are playing in steam and because gene is the established video game store that irritates people personally I think that competition is always a good thing but there's no denying that the game has become an enormously powerful force in pop culture in general and gaming in particular as the company's name attests it is truly epic at some point in twenty nineteen the save the world mode is supposed to go into free to play mode at that point epic will rely entirely on in game purchases to generate revenue from Fortnite but the game has already paid off in large amounts and if epic's game store is successful it will likely go down as one of the biggest wins in video game history that's something worth.
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"Ever released for that then in the very good nine year old Fortnite player was banned for four years in some games are speaking out about it online but are the over reacting yeah so I like you said nine year old Fortnite players Zenon got caught competing in a tournament and as a result was banned because others a minimum age requirement to participate in Fortnite competitive play and that's thirteen so when you're here for your band that seems insane in most cases it would be because especially like if you're in the overwatch league league of legends that for years could be the difference between the end of your career essentially but when you look is that a nine years old four years and four years he's going to be thirteen he's been that you can't play untold you're allowed to play bass now it's also clear five because when you say play a lot of people are confused on this yeah he's only banned from competitive so I got banned from Fortnite place yeah yes talk about soccer whatever they do down in Brazil but you just can't enter into a tournament because you're not the age they are out and about yes a phase banks for example who face clan is one of the you know the bigger brands in E. sports like the bad boy yes yeah they kind of are also faze banks says why create a game it's clearly targeted towards kids if you're not going to actually let them play this stuff breaks my heart actually let the kid play and that's it that's the real funny thing is that this was all literally all over gaming Twitter the guy we talked about earlier ninja even tweeted a little bit about it because it's like this was more than anything a huge viral marketing stunt this kids then and he also plays with his father that's the way that they get around the twitch streaming rules is that he supervised by a parent is all this kind of which is fine if you're under age and you have a parent then you can stream but they knew that this was going to be a deal if they could market a clip of a nine year old being banned because again even the band screen that they show in the clip because it's not in English a lot of the people that were consuming this and just seeing it just saw a nine year old kid crying seeing something that says he's banned and not being able to read that it says Hey you just can't compete you're good with everything else don't worry about all your screens and all the stuff you've collected is still there nothing's going anywhere you just can't keep breaking the rules the thing is that in my because I changed the rules to where the ethical office put on the Fortnite tournaments might say okay if your dad signs off on you then you can compete against the big boys I don't think so I think it's like again like being response legal type stuff yeah like like they're protecting their own but in the long run but this kid like he's a streamer but he's not like a massive world moving streamer to where he can just demand it out Hey I want to be able to do this now I really think like the kid got a win just in the sense that he played a lot a lot of people I got freeze that end trending on Twitter but outside of that man like it it'll go back to normal in another week it got yeah he's already a risk of the only broke the rules getting them in the tournament or whatever to begin with to get caught so what what else other kind of deviant plans they have in mind exactly so actually just loaded up twitch in search for Zenit and guess who is currently.
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"But that's like super super orange to get to land where The was i. I had a pun or something. I was going to drop their but nice. Yeah so got him. Alternate universe us are laughing right now because it's something so clever and so funny so appreciate that until very far away. Universe got him so something else that i think is interesting is that we had to back to back post that we read from epic the first one being like. Let's explain our philosophy of you know everyone should have a way to win the game. And so here's an easy way for everyone to win the game if they jump in it versus the next week that said without any admission of guilt or making a ton of changes just because we want to write. We weren't wrong our philosophies correct. Yeah that's yeah that's like that's almost like the equivalent of i would say two thousand eleven me where it was like. The whole thing is like never apologize because that just shows that how strong you are and thanks standing up for yourself. It's like no that just means you're stubborn and can't admit to your mistakes and you don't develop as a human beings. They never apologized. Because it signaled your guilt they can take court like. That's like the mindset. I i held for a while. And i was like well. This isn't healthy. Because it's they delusional. And i would frame sentences in crap where i'm like. I'm not gonna apologize. I'm gonna say that. Sounds like a hard thing to deal with. But i'm and it was like i pissed off a lot of people and i wasn't you someone else tall. That called me out on it. One of the one of the like over six footers in my life a lot of people was just like you know and they said something that was like oh crap. You're right You know you really shouldn't lie about having never eaten taco before..
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"How to read the list of things that are grab okay. So here's what's been voted bolers quad crashers flint knock pistol shadow bombs semi out a sniper's taxol rifle mounted turret airstrike itemize glider. Re-deploy get that big game modes. Here's their reasoning overtime. We have added many mobility options both itemized and map based we feel that season acts is better experienced with a reduction in mobility as with all changes. We'll keep a close eye on how this affects the player experience. So basically they're saying we didn't want you to be as mobile as this and we don't ability top back. yeah. I don't i don't know if that's gonna also be something that applies to how they continue rolling out season next. We're going to have to see over the next couple of weeks then changes because i feel like what they're saying is we don't want you to be speeding through your rotation's to get to wherever we want you to experience the changes to the map that are standing by. I understand their perspective with that. But from a gameplay perspective when you put in the mac give anyone any other sort of mechanics to one actually counter it or get away from it like everything. They removed except for the semiotics sniper but even that probably could have been useful. And then encountering the mac where everything here would be a way to counter the magnet. Just maybe i'm just thinking narrowly but heck like the baller. Bollywood great way to get away from it like heck. You could use the baller as a way to aggressively attack. It where talk any of this amount. It's her it would be a great stationary option for laying down a ton of damage immediately in the back. I honestly when when it was hinted that there's going to be mad. Because like i would love to be an a fight with a mac in like do or something and a colon. Air shirk myself. I'm like golden circle. I'll draw like iron giant sort of thing. I'm gonna watch that in christ tonight here. I'm just gonna go through the first of all out of the everything vaulted the only thing only okay. So mounted airstrike tackles rifle semi on a sniper. Those are not mobility items but things that probably had no business being in the game anymore especially well tax bill. Salt rifle That that's the john wick. Smg right yet. Yeah yeah yeah. That's that's fine. I don't care but smg. Saddest g completely covers album that mounted turret thousand the game way too long. I don't know how to still out of favor. I think that it had a lot of potential but there was a lot things in the game that could counter pretty easily Especially because of the amount of mobility that was in the game. i mean. hit hard if you felt like standing in one spot yeah airstrike. Wow that was not in the game long at all. But three weeks tops. Didn't even make a play in the world cup because they didn't left it out of that can take long whatsoever. Quad crasher. I think was a great way. If you knew how to manage. It's a mobility was an amazing way to travel from one place to the other without giving it to many utility things you know you can't. It didn't have guns attached to it that that's that's basic also didn't have also gets from it didn't add extra protection to you right. Yeah beller. i think that everybody's fine seeing those go. The problem is that all of these things were replaced by one singular thing that i could do basically everything on this list I would say my thing. Is that when it comes to competitive play even if it's just from the spectating thing The the ones that are going to make the most difference here are going to be baller and shadow bumps being gone shadow bombs had so many kind of spectacular plays..
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"That was still learning Just by the fact that they had roofs on their builds that was that was that was like if somebody was hurtling up and they just even if it was just a woman but they they had the roof bound they toss on on top of the ceiling. That was like. I not mess with that person because they could f- me up. They probably they probably know all the editing positions of that roof to and now it's like okay. You're going to put a roof on the floor in your one by so that you can then edited into anything that you want or use it just as a little bit of extra cover. Yeah it's wild. The way that a ruse have become such an integral part into the at meta if i can say that where it. It's because they can. You can own yourself in any sort of way. They build faster than stairs as well. Yeah so like off yourself better protection against someone who's trying to get into your one by you can make the the slanted roof that you did then but then you can also use that to either get up above or set to separate yourself from them to get out of your one by in reset and it's yeah. No roofs have become. So they have a further and say stickiness but where you can you can do to be as close to another structure to build. So you're falling between structures. You're you're most likely survived by using roofs. Like i've entirely re mapped all my builds. So that is pulled the mic way. Far away from sorry rubbing your. I felt a little bit of like your wax like in my ear where it feels like a bug or something like that might be. I don't know. I.
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"Thirty three thirty to thirty thirty. I haven't even scored twenty six points in arena. Here's a here's a fun. Here's a fun thing that i read which was fifty. Nine points was enough to qualify for the world cup and did that in six games. Not against forty million random trying to play for it but against you know the best part. Yeah so puts perspective untested best player in the world right now. Yeah he i. I saw on twitter. Actually he he was at i. Think about forty thousand twitter followers win and he gained two hundred thousand twitter followers in the past and socially on same on youtube. I think i'm gonna something similar on instagram. Life is forever changed. He set you know. Take away the three million dollars. He now has the influence. The i hate to say cloud or whatever cloud he's able to now set himself up for the rest of his life industry mean career. If he didn't already have one he absolutely is set up and he's got three million dollars to make it happen though. I like the when they asked him. Like what are you. What are your plans for the money. First of all. I'm sure you already had a talk with his parents. They're like we're putting it in a trust but his his response was like i don't even know. I just wanna get new gaming desk. We'll light will like you. Buy your desk. Gook favorite reddit thread to come out of the was everybody it was like a just a kind of a self chip host or whatever. And he's like everyone on four night competitive right now a and it's a picture. Google picture of like buddha's You know mouse key binds like every little thing about like what he's got going on. How did he get so good at like. It's basically i'm going to be looking up cuba. It's the same kids who when they're twelve years old a played their first football game. Like how tom brady play. How do coming up next week and analysis of key binds. I also just like seeing all of the kind of bring this up something. So we've talked. We've talked a little bit about giving me the opportunity to maybe do some historical stuff report nine. This is historical thing. Where they're looking at his old tweets and things that people were saying him one of which was like seventy two hours from liquid. I think it was like this. Kid's legit the best. You need a sign him from eight months ago or whenever that was we're just found video of them but then also his tweet him from him from book himself right after that they play they posted up on the stream at.
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"Ninja didn't get in by playing so they had to put him in some other way. So the judge the trick shot challenge. Okay but those are all the people that made. The mad at people competed on. Yeah except ninja. Didn't make a map though. I'll just to get him in there somehow. Share for sure. He's in the program and he's in this and so good for him you know that'll probably do great things for his exposure. He can get paid in that paid exposure. We learned that from a nervous at guarding. Khan said he would. You would pay us back with three full exposures and sounded dirty when he said it so i ran with it. That way. right. Yeah yeah yeah. And he's like it's yeah. There's jokes to be made there. Yup oh and then yes so schedule wise over all day one is friday the twenty six and the doors open at eleven thirty. It doesn't really matter to us. It's all happening in new york which we could easily drive to. But it is also. It's also been like terrible heat. Imaginative in your next weekend is the same as it was this weekend. Where here in dc four miles or four hours south four miles south It's been around a hundred every day so that'll be great especially if they're outside at that stadium. I don't still don't know if that stadium gets covered. It has like some like it's got be it has to be right. it's gotta be fully covered though. It's mostly. I guess we'll be looking at friday. Actually doesn't look terribly bad next weekend next weekend. Excuse me in new york height like high in the mid eighties. Which is oh well. That's not terrible probably. Yeah it's not great the app because they okay. It looks like it's partially covered. That roof might slide. Shed am. I trying to see our just looking at pictures of this humidity index o'malley's looking at weather. So we know it's going to be. It'll be hot. It'll it'll stock if it's outside on day two july twenty seventh you've got do pre show starting at twelve thirty in the afternoon and then the final start out one and looks like the winter ceremony in that is going to be at quarter to five fan. Festival ends eight that day and then on day three. I'm assuming same schedule. Yup pre show at twelve thirty finals for solo. Start at one pm. And so i had had this whole idea when we were getting ready to do this. Episode of you know we can do. We can do a background on all the players that are playing and stuff like that and now we really need to see and then i started looking at the players that were playing and thought i don't recognize most of these players in. It's gonna be tough to do any sort of thing on them so instead we can kind of just look a who who's qualified in that we know and that's not but i know then i don't even that i'm not sure is worth our while because there's over one hundred people that have qualified some doubled over from close in summer new for either of those. So there's somewhere between i don't somebody needs to find a number of how many but there's a lot of the i guess there's just a nice mix of or based players and teams and solos rate in the briefly said that before we started recording. I think it's great to see. How many likes smaller org or like lated players are participating in the world cup solos and i think that's such a one great opportunity for future like vodka like following like the winner..
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"Find batman. I tried. I spent quite a bit of time yesterday. Trying to figure out what the whole thing was going to be and so far everything on their website that you could look at for details like four the fan thing what. What's it actually called. Hold on for the fan festival. As says i look for it but for the fan festival. It's like oh yeah it seems like it's a convention but with rides and then here's a map you can click on maps not ready yet. You can't look at it but apparently for the fans that go they give you a little battle pass over the course of the three days that you're there by riding stuff and attending things you can fill out your battle pass and you got a glow in the dark v book coin which could probably be worth actual box depending on how much you can sell it for so probably a decent amount. I dunno from guardian for a decent amount. Probably one hundred fifty bucks or one of those gam- bitcoin. So yeah and they have over a dozen attractions. Which means thirteen yes. That is how using overwork and advertise. Like we're we're we're in the top thirteen like best college football teams which means we are number thirteen. You mean like that time that. Espn expanded to a top eleven list. So they include lsu. It was two years ago. I think that was stupid. It was so dumb. But what's not dumb is everything that looks like could be happening at the fourteen year old kid again like not a whole lot of details like even the schedules morrison just saying things are happening. But additional details beyond that when your doors open doors close and like when people are playing games. That's pretty much it. So something that did get added and i think this happened in the past week. Excuse me has been the addition of another pro-am which will be kind of kicking. Everything off matt was trying to come up with the word for it earlier. And i think we can just go. Oh yeah foley..
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"Put together that man both kind of happy but a little bit sad. I like chevy better. Like you know. Hate chappy bittersweet. Melancholy mood like what were the words. Be that you would use to describe that sort of thing Yeah so lots of lots of little fixes stuff like that. Man talked about the bush thing. That's nice intact. i. I just love the accessibility. Things they do. Games are awesome. And that's how. I get happy with my friends and allowing more people to get happy with their friends is fun until you get your advantages. You play with three different accessibility controller so that you can use every single limb on your body just two hands to feet forehead breath control. You know all that stuff that you need to really be topped here. It also uses your. Yeah that's really what separates me from uses your control. Yeah can you imagine have yeah. Like little guy's gotta cry. I'm putting on the ceremony blocking commercials aired monitor. Hold on need. Yeah that's a that's a thought from your tears like makes you dab on someone remembers imagine. Mid fight dislikes fighting back tears. Because you don't want to be a great spectator the thing for whoever that streamer was that'd be that'd be unique. There's that one dreamer that makes you need controllers when he does a lot of stuff with a qatar here controllers where he made like bananas controller like fruit. Yes we're he has to wear so we're now he's touched it like connect the circuit and so he made you know like a grid and like a bread board with bananas or something. Yeah so essentially you imagine dark souls with bananas that that shit is bananas. The a nas. I just watched that video for whatever we don't drink that's just all bacteria now it. It's culture monster kombucha so cultured. But i was gonna say. I re watched the That girl video. For whatever reason. Because i had seen the youtube video of the watched again the one of like one girl whose sister will drop her off at school every day and play different from the nineties and two thousands. Now is one. I was like man. I remember that video. And then i've watched the hollow girl videos like man gwen. Stefani looks really good wondering all she wasn't this video and it was like oh. She was three years older than me now. That video came out in two thousand fifteen years ago. Came out in two thousand and four. Really wow and Middle school i guess. My tastes have changed. Because i remember when i came out and i was like fourteen. Why is this old woman dancing dancing in a cheerleader thing. I'm like oh three no easily with data arrangement all right. Yeah she says shit thirty five times in that song. I counted nice i was. I didn't have a lot to do in sixth grade. So ms put up one of the south park swear counters shape shit counters like they had in the one episode also. Episode was like fifteen years ago or longer..
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"And fall off the side. That is what you need to worry about. Fifty fifty have redeploy all the time. Yeah you forget easy to forget so they have a lot of bug fixes at any of these actually didn't read through them because of how long the list was did any stick out to you guys not particularly the bushes How how they blocked choke slash was I honestly never noticed it. But at the same time usually if if i have a bush i would i would have been fully healed or like or in that way to get shot and then chuck class would be. I know that this was. This was one that i was just interested in because i've never looked into this from accessibility standpoint button. There's a bug fix for foot controllers I don't know what controllers look like. Or how they work. That sounds really neat. I kinda just like they. They can be as simple as like a pedal talk like a piano pedal. Yeah you can just put a specific input on that. And say it's like you're on downsides or your jumper something. He actually used your feet show. You know stuff like that if you have the you know the with the the accessibility controller that microsoft microsoft came out with for people with you. Know who don't have fully developed ike hands arms and stuff. There was a really brilliant kind of like tearjerking commercial on that they they released about that. I'm sure i mean and there were reminds me of the plenty of videos when we did that. Get wrecked thing and we had to keep playing videos from the charity that they were sponsoring which was like a game play for disabled players. And so it was like you know xs ben and a bike crash in his now quadriplegic but now they've got this need accessibility controller that he lets them connect with friends and play games and stuff and it's like whole world i didn't know about and now i'm both sad and happy. There was the most uplifting things have to require some stuff happening. Like when it's like this one person gave ten thousand homeless people in this city like access to their mansion and stuff. And it's like that's awesome but also sex that through ten thousand homeless people in that city that like needed help and stuff but there was a word for sad. Happy had bitter bitter sweetness bitter sweetness shabby yes it. The obvious wanted to go to be bittersweet. They.
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"Was no you're by is a very high school. And i forget what it was called for my friends in high school where you had to drop your pants and then run to the car and if you say you could get around blitz if you did that and it was like chef or something like that. You wouldn't drop your underwear. Dropped the outside pants and then there would be around your legs. Have sprinting across the parking lot with your pants around. Your house seems dangerous. That sounds reckless. Yeah what else are you gonna do. When you're in high school game play fortnite. I did play a lot of all right. We'll get back to game. Play enough you the last time. I tried to start doing so i'll item. That fills a stack and creates an overflow. No longer results in the currently equipped item being dropped currently causing the currently equipped weapon to be dropped. The overflow is not be dropped in players automatically pick up a consumable if it is already in their inventory not maxed out. If the auto pick fills a stack the overflow we'll be dropped. A new glider and horsing tool have been added to save the world's founder pat whoop. Which is i have. Which is fun because i get rain on things. I feel special. Because i played fortnight early on well you just added that extra thing on the back end. We should talk about the first two bullet points. Yeah those numbers can go back to that. We should just what breeze right past. You're happy things. I wanted to list the three things under game play them. Ethan's circle back. Base highlight the most important things. Basically what you need to get your priorities in order. Yeah so they've obviously changed. How things work with stack overflow great website speaking of programming. That is a website. Yeah yeah you wanted to talk about it. Do you have stuff to talk about. Yeah i think this is great. I it's a good change in terms of quality of life to wear especially after a fight near moving onto the next one Early someone's approaching you and you need to just pick up all like any hills and get moving. It's not where you know. You pick up extra minis and then it takes out your shock on also the overflow. I mean in instances. There's there's very few instances where this like really super necessary because most people just take out there picks real quick and now would take care of this overflow. Now if you want you can not press f- a whole bunch and just run over with one of your guns will. If you don't wanna pick up anything specific all just ammo. Civil as a supple. Just go right into your inventory in not having to like tap a whole bunch and go over with your pick. Essentially you know switch..
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"Less like like yeah yes wetter in meteor dad said nate. Nice just like kind of the sound design is something that for me makes overall experience just for like having a gun in the game feels so much more better or better. I'm like i'm only. You're only talking about this because we just watched a video about. It's definitely present in my mind. Okay thought i figured it might be okay so to finish outlets. Read the note from epic to the combat shot because they did give us their more context note. There context note there after observing recent changes do or changes to damage falloff. we decided to further reduce. Its long range effectiveness in alter the curve to fall a bit more in line with other shotguns but still retain its unique flavor. Which means that you can still do damage from even about seven to eleven or twelve miles away. It's just gonna be you know you can't you can no longer have your last two tiers of damage be eleven and twenty tiles because that's now the unit that we're going with. I think the two like two times in a row. They've used it so i dig it. It's easier to make sense of easier to visualize. Yeah sure a tile. We say there was like three hundred or something like that. I think so. We're like two hundred fifty years. Something two hundred seventy like where it was. It was on threes. So stupid like two hundred. Yeah they even said. It's approximately this many like quiet. House measure of control literally everything. It's your engine no Philip built the engine and then he laughed and he just built an entire fills turks and caicos and he's not returning our calls. Apparently he's either having a great time or he toby himself and broke his neck. Oh i thought he just. Oh wow nice. Nice poll. I was gonna say they just got a puppy zander. That's what zander justin. No turks and caicos has a lot of twitter for puppy pictures. Feral dogs feral dogs. That are encouraged to adopt. Take home because they have like a lot of like dogs like get along. Well but turks and caicos has really cute puppies like that they want you to adopt be probably kind of a tough sell to bring that back into the us. Though it's about this dog keep it. It's pretty common from what i know. Spanish doesn't have it shot. So i mean he's been shot at well. There's a whole right there dark. Sorry so the other half of the weapon. Items patch notes the one. I skipped over. semi auto. Sniper rifle now has reduced zoom while scoped. This is a quality of.
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"Yeah yeah. I mean yeah. It's got a large brick aiming radical. yeah radical for gun is the mark on your site on your in your crosshairs. It is the crosshairs. Yes that's what radical the cross. Now that we've been that we've got. Yeah now it. I kind of get the same field for that as well. Where because it has more shots than like the double barrel clearly It's a bit more forgiving. But it's also i so you feel real bad when you shock them somebody point blank and then it does forty seven damage. And you're like man. I have to hit this guy four more times if he's one hundred hundred young. Yeah i mean for me. It's the full spread on them too. It's like oh yeah that's shot the damages forty seven. It's like if you hit all those like you. You really have to kinda like put the barrel in their mouth. And like i i. Because i hit fire i use it as hip fired. Jump around and we'd get into someone's one by and just like hold down. I'd pulled the trigger like same. Samuel use that drum gun basically just hold. It's pretty much. Yeah i mean you you play with it like you would the drum gun it will tear apart build because you can fire very fast. It fires fasten. The combat shotgun has way less range. The only downside is you need a bunch of shots to kill one person and it despite the fact that it has a magazine or drum of twelve. it's got it doesn't reload to like the combat shotgun does which i don't like because of the i mean the large clips size if you're gonna be reloading something like that. I feel like it should be one of those ones. Where or does it just replace. Does it just go back. You just replace the dry and it goes back up to twelve no crap. I can't remember. I used it enough. I've played with a little bit. And i was like i don't like this guy whenever i use the pump. I'm back trouble with you. It's a single. Because like i've had it that's not. How a drum should work now. Because it's like a circular so you just it's kind of like a revolver almost and like yeah like a fixed magazine that you then have to because you would think it would just replace the drum but i think that's how normal guns is that the whole deal that birds about to find your window. Never good at it. Turn at the last second like it was just coming straight at it and then i birds for dow would have been the first death on the four hundred champions podcast except for when we really rip into matt. Yeah he's definitely died on the seventeenth life at least a literal death. Yeah that would have been weird..
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"Some shit yes. What are you doing zander. I don't have my phone right next to it. So seconds back baby. Rachel like a gun. Range like used yes. It was terrible but like so. I jumped the gun. I'm sorry i. I was talking about stuff that had. I thought you guys had talked about. But i talk about the pump. I been sanders. Sorry i gotcha. So i i think pump-action is like what you know i get. I am from winchester. When i used a shotgun when i was a shoot skeet. The shock was super bowl to it. Like may shoulder. Yeah was horrible actually most shotgun against well don't really have to do with the age of the shotgun but the size of the guys are excited about that. Why so the pump shotgun in its prime. Was the shock on that. Everyone used basically. I need you needed to have this to really be successful. Because it was one of the few weapons in the game that within a close range you could get a almost guaranteed one shot kill where most other weapons required multiple hits which required you to be exposed longer which was higher risk to where you take damage eventually die so like where you could see a person for a split second get one hundred and fifty damage out and instantly killed them. Okay makes sense. Yeah yeah and they took. They took that out two seasons ago. Feels like a while back but it was. It's been awhile awhile and so since that there have been very few one shot. Kill weapons in this game that everyone could have a access to so it changed. A lot did change entirely but it changed a lot. How people played that makes sense. What do they took it out. When the combat shock dropped it wasn't like one replace another one day and then the and they just made tack and was it was the the the double barrel there for a while they were. There is a great remember. The double barrel was there a while back but yeah there was a great vaulting of like worse sony things. All voting was a whole big deal. Yeah i remember that but now they've vaulted so many things that they can start unbolting stuff as they fit for a long time they just had a too much stuff in the game and just needed to vault stuff and so we thought we'd never see stuff again so now the stuff it's like tight so yeah it's not gone forever potentially bring it back. That's exciting yeah. Well it's available in floor loot and vending machines question floor. Lute is that any type of floor find it on the ground so it's just a ground though. It could be on the floor like in on an attic right. I would say that it's normally on a floor now. I'm trying to think if i've ever run across like a pickup. That's not on a floor tile like just in the middle of the grass. I don't think so other. Somebody i've seen it in like outside Dusty like the. There's they're just like the little forced the side of. Oh yeah yeah. Yeah yeah they they buy the campsites and stuff. Yeah i've seen it on the ground there. Like where i'd be driving and i see like i see the blue shoddy there. I'm like ooh that's just name. Yeah there's been a lot of feedback around the tactical shotgun and combat combat shotgun effectiveness. And so we're experimenting with a world. Where pump shotgun joins the current shotgun lineup. What do you think about that. Are there like a different shotguns. Three now okay. Which are the ones you just listed. All right and like i said before i think that all of these kind of have a place in the game as it stands which you know is funny because pump intact shoddy is the original lineup of shotguns. So just added one. More end tech has stayed. Yeah states still. Yeah it's been in there for a while. It was really bad for a while. But it's it's one of the few guns in the game that have stuck out the entire time. And how do we feel about the shock wave grenade. it's just fun. Yeah wave or shadow. It's a bigger version of the impulse. Grenade impulse grenade creates a shockwave. Smaller shock wishes you or people. Okay at any like like with respect to like where it is like if i were to put it in the middle of us we would all go backwards. Scott it to the bigger version of that. Yes and also gives you fall. Invulnerability can use it off very high platforms and then just all gracefully forgetting the best part about the shock wave. That is if you're within. I it'll knock you through walls to like where you'll you'll go through anything that's around you within your way for working. Yeah it hits you for it makes you move at whatever like distance or or whatever in. There's no matter what's in your way like it. You'll fly through it. Yeah it's very effective in getting out of any sort of a tight situation or something that's Also did anyone ever ride the shock. Wave at kings dominion probably standup. Rollercoaster was so it was awful. Jarring god i was so tall i remember. I had an earring in my ear and it like was digging into my neck. Because i can't like you're always back and forth. Roller coaster should never be a thing. That's not true. I've been on really good standup rollercoaster. Yes i absolutely. I know some of that like so there was one at six flags over georgia thanking atlanta. That i want to you on a school trip once in a great standup rollercoaster but it was made by a company. That makes good rollercoasters. Dm and so that one was very comfortable and you just kind of ride it and do it. The shock wave one like like the good one. Has they have like a normal chest. Harnessed the shockwave. You had to like bring it in from the cy like pushed into the chat and you're just bounces back and forth was just a terrible awful. Okay the pressed. Smg which i just read is a sub machine gun. So that's what. I some descends for that okay. I just said that yes sander but smg when people say that that means zander's vanishing gun. I know that's what i said. I just read that. It means submachine gun.
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"Bucket. The four champions podcast. My name is bennett. Zombie zander but you can call me matt i. Also we don't have expected this to go clockwise. So that's why rehearsed that. Obviously we don't really rehearse many things. We also have rachel back with us. You may recognize her from us talking about her in the past or that one time that she was on the episode episode fourteen. I think oh. I thought it was earlier than that. But maybe we also have the local police force our streets safe keeping our streets policed. That's right but yes we're all back together once again. A house like a month and has been about a month. We had For some reason. Matt and bennet and record an episode one week like a total waste of space. Yeah i hadn't by total mesa space. Both of you are. Oh yeah together. We are nothing. Yeah you know who else didn't record an episode that wink sandra well what are we gonna do. Use your phone. Piece of garbage literally your. I'll do that next week. All right sounds good. Yeah wait we're going to have to figure something out for next because they're gonna guarding colleagues. Do you live show. I will dr lupo again. Yeah yeah we'll get somewhat we're gonna pull so much cloud to actually was playing just doing random duos hopped into streaming and some kid came in. He was like are you the real. The real dr lupo was like yeah i am. He's like oh. I'm gonna pull so much clout makita was like ten. And then he followed it up by saying it would have been great if ninja. We're here to but you're okay back. That became a theme. So yeah but we're all we're all back together this mike me. That's why i keep kind of petering off. So let's talk about four night. Let's talk about nine. Said fifteen fifteen and a half but you also wrong so close only counting horse grenades which is a fun sport. If you've never played explosive don't tell pita type of bread paid and griffin three terrible jokes right in a row to the podcast about par for the course pretty much. Oh that's why hold on ozier because it no. It's because i had the thing turned way down from the last episode in the thing because they use the same template. Because i've been talking to matt and we were remote. I was like why is it just always clipping going so far out because i didn't change that so great. Now we're all getting. I can talk at a regular volume without fearing for my life with it going all. Yeah so anyway. We're gonna talk about four nine now. zander missed. That i probably will cut out. But yeah so zander. Missed some week santer. Did you have any thoughts on any of the changes that have come out in the past few weeks. I hope you're prepared to talk about the lutely he. Actually i do you feel about pump shotguns. Pump shotguns really. Glad the way they fit into the meta right now doesn't seem to do a ton of damage outside a certain amount of range which is exactly how shotguns should be working in closed quarters And the shotgun. Delay is gone so they fit really well with swapping weapons and moving around and editing and stuff so Pump shotguns are really great In in their range yet. I think is go back to the pump. Guys go back. Or he's the combat. He's attacked off their place play. I love i like the combat so much at this point yeah yeah chug splashes super grade love the area of effect healing through both health and shields Screw the boom do pistole dual pistols with the intent. To use them to be honest it was always like grab it until something better sure dynamite. Glad it's gone. I guess it it you know. Whatever destructive grenades are back so whatever and we also have the proximity grenade launcher. Which i could not figure out the trajectory grenade feels like a rocket launcher with a very slight drop and it bounces a bit but then changes direction randomly. I still haven't figured out either. I've got to play with it a little bit more. It's hard 'cause i get to shoot twice and then i have to reload so i can't like really dial it in one thing. I did really like about it. Was how you could shoot up at somebody up on a ramp if you're below them kind of shoot it to the side of the ramp and it'll just explode next to them. That is really great so you don't have to hit them dead on you can just you kind of use it as like fireworks like those. Were in the game. God expire bottle rockets rockets had proximity. How do you feel about the proximity. Grenade launcher rachel. I have to say neutral. Almost shelves do want to say though is while we're on a road trip zander. Tried to play fortnite on his phone so so he did try to stay up to date. But it didn't work out trying. Please how how do you think you. It'll be for a future trips for when Stadia is about and you can. That was a question. We got Shadow to be upset. I forget his name. That's all i remember. I've interact with this person on social media too. It's just been a loss you look that up. We'll bring that shout back but it's a good question but compared to i don't know enough about steady to be able to comment on that so i mean not that i need drink into it really. I just wanted to go keep going back through a couple of things that i just wanted to comment on. I call flip where they just say i was. I said that they they disabled it. In arena mode and competitive. They do that when they're intending to make sweeping changes on before they re release it and some altered way and then they did and made it so that it causes five damage across the board. And i was like very proud of myself for that. They were going to make a change like that so smart. Thank you thank you everyone. But that's a couple of my thoughts in the old patch notes but we have a content update this week that we are going to have our special guest. Rachel help us read through today. And then we're going to talk to a little bit about thoughts on earth thoughts on those items and various things and also how she's feeling about video games these days after we've now been.
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