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China Bans Under-18s From Playing Online Games for More Than an Hour a Day
"The gaming banned for minors in china. Now obviously it's a little bit more complicated but it's also not entirely unexpected this new law supersedes twenty nine thousand nine rules that allowed ninety minutes per day and forbade playing between ten pm and eight. Am with the justification back then being that well kids shouldn't be playing too many video games and they shouldn't be up late such that will affect their schooling. Which is i mean fair enough. But whether that is the rule of the state or the role of the parent is something that i think a lot of people would disagree about The twentieth nineteen measures also limited minors monthly spending on games to a maximum of fifty seven. Which appears to be unchanged. This new policy also enforces a policy requiring game companies to require players. Real names when logging it. I mean imagine. Imagine having imagine giving up your minor data protection laws in order to make sure that those miners who companies are now by law collecting information from are not playing too many video. Games that's That's an interesting double edged sword right there. The press release on state media said it is indisputable that indulging online games effects normal study life and teens physical and mental health. I could see that young. Chinese gamers are lashing out at the new rules. One objection sexual consent. It fourteen at sixty and you can go to work but you have to be eighteen to play games. This is really a joke. Know good observation as well. I don't think. I could have put it better myself now to be clear. There's nothing that the chinese government can do to prevent minor from playing a single player game completely disconnected from the internet. If there was. I'm sure they would be trying to figure out how to do that. In fact my understanding is that functionality. Like that could end up being baked into game platforms like the chinese version of steam. So that if you are playing a single player offline game Could theoretically be enforced. But my understanding is there's no actual enforcement or attempt to enforce any kind of rule like that. This is mostly focused on online
China Is Limiting Kids Playing Video Games to 3 Hours a Week
"On wednesday. New rules took effect in china that severely restrict the amount of time. Young people can play video games online. Between friday and sunday gamers under eighteen years old will only be allowed to play between eight pm and nine pm the rest of the week. They won't be allowed to play at all. The regulation will also require all users to register using their real names and government issued. Id's it's of beijing's larger efforts to crack down on the growing power of tech firms and insert itself into the private lives of chinese citizens joining us to discuss how these new rules are being received. And what it means for. Gamers and gaming companies alike is the wall street. Journal's deputy china bureau chief josh chen hi josh. How are you so josh. This is the first time. China has restricted gaming for minors in two thousand nineteen limited playtime to ninety minutes on weekdays and it also limited. How much money they could spend on video games. So we're these new. Even more restrictive rules. A surprise was in wasn't a surprise last month. State media outlet published a commentary described video games as quote unquote opium of the mind and that triggered a pretty major sell off shares of gaming companies ten cent which is china's biggest gaming company. I think fell somewhere around. Eleven percent in prior to that china's leader xi jinping has taken aim at video games as a danger to the development of chinese youth. So we've suspected for a while it's something might becoming but what was surprising was just how strict and specific these restrictions were three hours is pretty miserly. Yeah these new restrictive rules. How is china planning on enforcing them in. That's a really good question. They haven't been specific about it and the way that things often work in china's at the communist party will come up with rules and then sort of leave it up to the internet companies themselves to figure out how to enforce
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"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"But also recognizing that. There's something they don't understand and worrying that some of the things that they wanted to crack them on where petty and is not micromanaging and and it was something i keep in mind. Micromanaging isn't judged by the size of the thing that you are weighing in on its. It's whether that thing matter. So for instance there was something as simple as the notes that you put in the crm About the next thing. That is a very tiny thing. Sizably speaking i said. But i get the impression from what you're saying is that there's an art to it that you know if it's if it's too basic than somebody else can't be in that file and understand what's going on said it doesn't mean that more is better that that That you know transcribing the entire call you've had isn't going to be helpful either. I said i. I suspect there's an art of how you make a really effective note. So that the team she goes. Oh absolutely there. I've never really thought about it. But there are probably some key things there i said. Why does it matter. And she said because and then with this great passion she talks about how they use those notes to make sure that the customer is getting what they need and that they're on the same page and they make them feel seen and as she talked about it. I was like wow so if you put that context around it it. It's no longer a petty like you're wanting to help that person understand how it fits into building this beautiful ecosystem me kind of thing that that really matters to the other people you work with as well as the customer and so i i love that at piece of it and i know this is Going off down a road. That's that's further away from the main story. But the part about the crm note. Though that i've started to learn that i've heard from people who speak on this topic. Is that one of the important. Things is to make sure you record the.
"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"There was a question about antietam or something like that and so i answered the question and alex. Well of course you'd get it. I mean it was the civil war when there wasn't you know that wasn't my generation. It's like i was sitting around reading the papers going. what are the reds to. Today there might be a tiny bit of window might sign came home from school some elementary school and he said oh the team for the Some dress up saying they were doing at school when they've blend what i don't remember what it was like. The theme this year is Ancient history so like the romans or the or the dumping some things or the late eighty his like owl. That really well as unnecessary. I want to go back though to something. You said about the hats off to hurt designing a game because it's really hard There's i think when people think of gamification they think of they think of. I dunno like like like winning awards are there's a very sort of like the word for it like silly or frivolous or something about gamification as like making it goofy or with confetti or i don't know i'm not saying very well i know what i mean it's all something lodges levels and and what i have learned in the past british about game design is actually the the real thought that goes into the math behind a game is is there's so much Thought that then comes back. And it's to your original. Point of what motivates it because to game. If something just means that they're clear cut rules like if you do this then this happens and then this is how you win. It takes all the nuances and complications of life in. It boils down to these berry. repeatable understandable navigate -able rules of if then what counts as a win and what counts is getting dinged and the match behind that is i. It was just you know it was one of those things like when somebody made the invisible visible to me and i saw math behind it. And how math then flows into motivation or lack of motivation. Or why you would do a thing or why you would hold on that. And that's where. I think the layer of how it affects company culture and whatnot really plays in because you. We've talked about this little bit before you can so easily inadvertently incentivized the wrong behaviors by. Oh we're going to give a bonus for this you know. And we're going to owe the when people work a ton of over time. We're going to add to their bonus. Well then people start just sticking around so those kinds of like accidentally Incentivizing the wrong things. I mean the the thing. That's interesting when you talk about incentivizing the right things. You're incentivising wrong things and more importantly what you make visible if you.
"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"Because i think that's what it comes down to realizing that your department can't win at the expense of other people in the company. Well and i will so add another client game design thing. I'm working with a newer person right now. Who actually designed a trivia game for multi generations. It's called gen smack at just recently. Come out in production and so it's a real product product. Yeah no it's a real product called jen's smack and and no. I don't get any kickbacks on that but i can't get your discount code probably but but it's really cool. I bought one and it just arrived at gerwig. Go but it's it's really cool because there are categories for each Each generation so there's like the traditionalist category which has all the basic trivia stuff that comes out and then there's like boomers gen-x gen z. Millennials And the cool thing about it is that means everybody can play and have fun and you get certain amount of points if you answer a question in your own generation. You get more points if you answer one. Outside of that duration exactly the reason he designed it and this comes back to the culture that you're talking about. I think in came up where we weren't actually playing the game But especially in a family of of of folks with learning issues where our number one the one we all share is is an issue with recall remembering like being able to recall the specific name of a specific thing. I'll know what it is. And i'll be like effect guy who did the thing and he also did this other thing like i know it's there but i cannot regurgitate it. Therefore trivial pursuit is like hell for us as least as we were playing around with the cards into drawing cards them or whatever and it was so fun for my daughter because when we were doing the gen z. I wasn't even halfway through the card. She's like oh that's so and so that's so. And so. And i had no idea what they were and she said the words. This is so fun. It's the first time i've ever actually been able to participate in a trivial pursuit kind of thing. And that's the reason he designed the game but to your point that also leaves into culture like how do we make sure everyone can can feel like a contributor contributor regardless of their years of life experience or years in this in this area it reminds me a tiny bit of the architecture firm. We do these friday. Happy hour pinup things to review a project. And i mean i wasn't an architect at all and only been there a little bit but they had culture where if i said well that seems blah blah blah blah blah. I wasn't immediately dismissed because my thought was immediately dismissed. Just because i hadn't trained as an architect it was it was valued or at least considered or addressed. I mean usually smell say usually whatever. That's not the point but i think that and that's one of the reasons why i always the way we work with support staff is always been explained everything about the case as opposed to just stay in your lane and do this part because a lot of times. The people who just don't happen to have esquire after their name asked the questions that we need to consider either from the client's perspective or just hey. Here's a a really good. Were you know if you get too deep in the weeds of your technical expertise forget the you know the basic question that somebody's going to ask upon hearing this in our case this fact pattern or or what. Have you on some more people that come in particularly without the technical expertise of why we came after why we should just ask the questions. I think that's incredibly valuable. One thing i will tell you in in terms of playing it was a trivial pursuit light game and i remember when might kids were young..
"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"She drew a gender a gender line but more interesting to me the idea that so many people in came as a surprise to her into the game manufacturer that so many people in all these trial plays would be interested in just seeing what could occur with the collaboration across the board as opposed to playing for the objective which was to win. Right right right. That is fascinating. And i think that's one of the really cool things i've come to learn about. Game design is is how much psychology. And how is you can't ignore the psychology behind different kinds of of games. Whether i mean i've encountered some really really funny. When's but interestingly i've had several clients Designing games one just just for her own team. It reminds me a tiny bit of of what you're talking. She designed this little game for one of their Like annual all all team meeting kinds of things where she wanted to raise it. So it's sort of what you're getting at here. She wanted to raise the issue to them of trade offs. Where if sales or customer service wants this feature of a thing but yet Somebody else doesn't earn starting. I'm not saying that. Well nubia product Product or in business in general so so like think of any company where there's you know there's a sales department and then there's like the people who actually have to deliver on that sales whatever it is that the company sells and it's very very typical that there's a bit of a bit of a trade off there of sales promising against them yet has because because people will say what they need to say to sell it and genuinely it's not like they're not like a shell game or a bayton switch but they're like oh yeah i'm sure we can do them sure we can do that. Admit engineering's like why should we can't do that So so she broke up this game where there was all these these She had the actual teams right up these trade offs of of like you could add this..
"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"Of our whiskey glasses. So here's my story and it arises out of what. I understand to be the very serious business of creating games If you've ever been associated with that world or know somebody who's really tried to create a game and more importantly create a game that becomes the next big thing. It takes a lot of work. It takes connections and luck and a lot of work like many businesses out. There and i was particularly struck by story. I read about this woman who created a game called wingspan and what. She was what she really liked. First of all she liked engine games. Engine games are like if you're familiar with settlers of catan or something like that. They're called engine games. Because each person tries to create something whether it's a settlement or a setup or whatever and the more successful you are creating your settlement. Call it the easier. It is to make more progress. It's like building your own engine saying. Yeah that's why it's called an engine game. But she was particularly interested in building something that would appeal to more women so it didn't have sieges in castles and and military and this was her. Take on this. She wanted something that was less militaristic and through a lot of trial and error and working with her for groups. You came up with this game. Called wingspan and in wingspan. each person. and. I'm sure we're going to get this description wrong. But it's close each person builds kind of their habitat but it's based on birds and so you have very factual depictions of birds. What they eat where they Where they nast the number of eggs. They have the threats to these birds. So you build your own kind of habitat but the thing about wingspan. And this was the point that she found really appealed to just as many women as men were normally it skewed towards men. Is that my success in building. My habitat could also help you. It wasn't that either out were in silos so my success puts me farther ahead than than you or my success actually makes it more difficult for you to succeed because i can block you in whatever you wanna do but there were. There are choices. Apparently in advancing this game in advancing in this game that i could choose to the move that would also benefit everybody else playing the game or i could choose. Just what benefits me and move ahead. And so they had done thousands of simulations in order to see if we're going to invest in make it nationwide and all that stuff and more and more people in it wasn't they didn't say just oh just more women to this or more men than this but more and more people would make that choice to just advance the game for everybody as opposed to just move farther ahead so what she did was she created a game. That was by definition adversarial. Because there was going to be a winner and a loser right but ultimately you do want to win like now but she found that a lot more people were just interested in continuing with the game then reaching the final conclusion as to who won a million chaz sounded interesting for a couple reasons one was. I found it interesting. That from this article anyway from the interviews she. She was drawing gender line. You know that this is well. This would appeal to women more than men and make the assumption that men would be more adversarial in this just interested in starving the opposition or overrunning the militarily or doing. I think it's interesting that that she thought women wouldn't be interested in oil violating competition. And the reason. I like med ball slams at the gym out of that i don't throw them at people to be clear. That's just your manage..
"game company" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"I think in a lot of businesses to connect with what we're actually building as opposed to just building a better balance sheet. Is i think part of the answer of why it's important to us that everybody prospers Department doesn't win at the expense of their department. Because you had a clear vision of what you're building more than profit. Business is messy and unpredictable. Sometimes lonely so low and inspiration can often come from really weird places. We pick up where the bullet point blogs and highlight reels. Leave off we start with stories back.
China Restricts Kids’ Online Gaming to Three Hours a Week
"Addiction within the youngest among their population. ABC is Brit, Clement explains. It appears that playtime is over for China's young gamers. China has forbidden people under 18 from playing video games for more than three hours a week, a social policy that it said was required to curb growing addiction to gaming. China's National Press and Publication Administration confirmed that it would only allow gaming from 8 to 9 P.m. three days a week Friday through to Sunday, regulators said gaming companies must ensure they're using real name verification to enforce the rules. It's part of a huge regulatory crackdown by the Chinese government on Tech and entertainment as part of President Xi Jinping has new common prosperity, push to redistribute wealth and kneecap the influence of private Chinese enterprises. Brooklyn. It ABC News. The speed limit in
Want to Talk About Video Games?
"That everyone who listens to talking tech knows you and i like video games. But there's so many games out there. We can't get to them all let alone do a deep dive on them right. Yes absolutely so. One of our editors josh avera came up with this idea of giving readers forum at usa today to talk about a beloved game or anything else in video games. They're passionate about so you can go to tech dot. Usaa dot com. Go to video games and one of the examples of this is a story about microtransactions written by it professional leaf morganson. If you play video games you've likely come. Across a micro transaction is basically. When you're in the middle of a game and you get a prompt that asks you if you want to pay say dollar or two dollars or more for suffolk virtual money or upgrades to your character. Now as leaf points out you can usually earn virtual credit in the game to pay for those things. But if you're like me or fear like other players you might not be as patient One example he brings up is a sports video game and with a lot of the sports video games. They have a mode where you can create your own player and say do this in the nba. And you can start from rookie season and work your way up in as you play each game you'll build up your skills and you'll get better and better so you might start out like with a sixty rating out of one hundred but in order to have a player that can be competitive. You might want to get it up to eighty five or ninety or something like that so trying to grind that out and get to that level can take a while you have to play a lot of games and it can take depending on how much time. You're spending several weeks a month. How retakes or you can spend money. And that means that you know in on top of the money you may have spent on a console game for example like sixty dollars or seventy. If you're on next gen you're talking about paying way more for video game than you expected so in this story leaf admits that he pays his way sometimes but suggests you get more out of earning your experience and at the same time giving game companies all your money by trying to develop your character naturally instead of using it with your dollars.
Interview With David Smith, Chief Technology Officer
"David welcome. Hi david oh me on the show. Monday and it's already seventy reporter back and forth as a new seatbelt on pulling it on rave for cooking. Great that's so great will welcome and i. There's so much that we're going to cover obviously with your position in what you're doing a we have been talking about that as we started. Risky business And you your title chief. Technology officer keeps coming up. And i didn't even know that that that position existed and clearly. This is something now districts everywhere have you and probably have many To deal with this New life that we have of kids using technology so cher cher little bit how high got started. And and what your what your connection is with tustin and and you've got a very busy office. It looks incredible Let me just say this. Your first show You talked about Bless you thirty years of industry and staff either years news industry in a gun sight because that's mine member which means on talking to grow shorts which is really nice right. We all started when we were ten right enter. It was a little different for that for me. But i'll speak for myself by i've been in. It all of my life from the astara and seventy seven with a field trip to hide the nfl him with technology I spent the first twenty years of my career in the private sector Just enjoying my. For conform number large companies on the structure departments everything from finance vacuums. You support is designed applications support and design and everything i worked for some video game companies coming up which may need king on the rotten's for as my kids are
Epic Games, Apple Close Out Final Day of Courtroom Battle Over Monopoly Claims
"Pitches to a federal judge. After a three week trial. Epic Ass Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers to curb the marketplace of the APP store while the iPhone make her asked her to leave its marketplace for two million APS undisturbed. Big suit Apple in August after the iPhone maker remove fortnight from its APP store because the gaming company created a work around so it wouldn't have to continue paying a 30% fee on customers in APP purchases. Joining me is antitrust
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
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"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"My previous podcast. They should on tier release. They should have not really on the old gen because it wasn't ready on the old gen they share released on the other ones because they were fine for the most part they were playable for the most part but they should have held back on the previous jen's so they could actually focus and work out and make sure that it was working really well all right moving to steal series and they're coming out with its archie already out called steel series moments ed's beta and moments basically a really easy to use captured type software that you can actually upload right on do different filters do different stickers. It's actually pretty slick. I downloaded it just to try it out. It works really well on my nvidia graphics. Cards and it's it's a pretty good application in general now for right now the automatic. I guess you could say way of recording. Things is very limited to about three games. Which is unfortunate. Because i don't really pay three games but it's actually really interesting to see what would actually do. Now what. I'm not gonna play with a lot of games but there are three specific games. I think see us go valerie and league of legends where it will actually trigger a recording if you do something really cool or whatever their specific things for that now it only allows you to actually connect to your youtube and nothing else but you can't share it with other ones as well so like i said before it's actually a really good slick. Software did not take me much to set it up. it was very easy use. It was very easy to put on jiffy cat or one of the other ones as well. So i actually highly recommend it. I don't really recommend most of these things but this one is actually pretty good for the most part route into too many different things and tried it once and you can change it around. My only thing is. I wish they actually had a four k resolution. They only do to two k. And that's my only major gripe with it as well anything else. It's actually pretty good for the most part all right. Did you ever want to get or have metro access. Have ray tracing bells and whistles. Well now it does. They're just released this week. Action thursday and it is metro xs enhanced version. And if you already bought the game you get the free upgrade which is actually really cool by the way and if you want to actually do new because the old save when i actually worked.
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"It's still pretty funny now. Is this more. I r- for batista actually be switched from mortality field being his ultimate and then his window being more of his ability and just shrink the off the ability down a bit baby. I mean it's not something that i'm against really but we'll see all right. Pathfinder wrath of the righteous launches in september and it was the second kickstarter for this type of game and it basically made about two million dollars off a kickstarter but it will be released september. Second as well if you're looking for more of a top down isometric rg rpg. Them is probably the one for you. It is based off of the role. Playing game pathfinder as well and there is apparently a law lord to eight so if you're looking for something new that isn't polluted attorney or one of the other ones. That was great but it looks like they're not going to be making anymore from obsidian in the time being. Then that's for you now if you want to play the first one pathfinder kingmaker. I would actually recommend doing that first and seeing it is something you want to get before you buy the full release game but it is coming out. September second on steam and gog. So you don't have to actually have epic anymore or at least for this one. But we'll see we'll see if it actually is any good but it is a direct sequel from the two thousand eighteen pathfinder kingmaker which is the same isometric. Rpg as well alright. Do you miss. Mac wire well unless you actually bought it on epic games or you cannot play mec where five now. You actually play mcbrayer five. They did delay because of cyberpunk twenty seventy seven and it's coming out on may twenty seventh on steam and gog so you can actually play this game. Nc if you like it or not now for xbox game pass holders could actually play mcquarry five for quite a while and it's been available for them for quite a while so unless you actually have xbox game pass then. It doesn't really matter to be honest with you. It doesn't really matter at all because you are already and it's one of those things where i still say that xbox game pass is probably one of the best deals out there because of what they offer but for right now if you wanna get on there go ahead and get it. It's probably going to be a fun game to actually play. And i always tell people actually play if you actually enjoy it now. Apparently the stories a little bit lacking in the missions a repetitive. But if you love max this is probably be one of the best games to actually get for you because is version of mek. Wear the previous back. Way wasn't really made until early. Two thousand four. It's been quite a while. Since a mek he actually has been out that actually hasn't been strategy. Version of mike. Wear but here we are. This is what it's and so she'll be interesting to see if people are going to like it on steam and gog and what the reviews are going to be like because you can't review it on epic but we'll see all right more troubling news from cd project red..
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Always a wait and see but i'm always glad to see that aimed actually doing something. And they're using the same i guess structure or philosophy for their on their gp's because of the flossy really worked very well on their cpu line. All right everybody's complaining about well over. Watch watch overwatch does not have any content over watches. Boring overwatch needs to have something. Why is over watched so terrible right now. Why can i not have fun with it anymore. And this is kind of made even worse because it's carried over into streaming as well so allow overwatch streamers youtubers or whatever have decided that apex legends is better because a actually has content and overwatch still is having a very big earth of content because the last year was released was last year april. So it's already been a year since actual over year since we've actually had it in something new. That wasn't a skin so it's interesting to see. Just how much people. Just don't like it. And i get it. It's one of those things where you just don't want this to be true and it is true and people just want new konta thing. I still play because my go-to for just relaxing in a way because it's one of those things where it's it feels like home when you're playing but i get i only i don't play competitive at all because i don't care i'm just there to have fun in some ways and try to win games and all that other fun stuff but it is kinda that we haven't seen anything new from blizzard in terms of overwatch. Watch for quite a while. I get that they don't want to do anything quite yet because they're working really hard on overwatch too but we don't even know when over who's going to come out because the pandemic threw everything into just we're trying to do our best with the hammered dealt but we'll see we'll see it's actually going to be any better or even worse or if it's just gonna be a good game..
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Gaming service. It doesn't really make much sense to me because it's on everything. In general i get it that when you do this on mobile you get better graphics but it's fortnight come on now it's thought the most graphically intensive game i've seen and it just is a little weird that they would be doing it but i guess because more money i don't really understand it because it doesn't really make much sense for me because it's on the samsung store. The google play store the apple store. It's also on nintendo switch also on xbox both current and generation playstation same thing pc. So i don't really understand why needs to be on g four style. Hey i'm not in charge of that. I'm just questioning. Why since it's on everything anyways now if it was a little bit different and this is probably where it's going to be like well has ray tracing okay but you still compete on mobile. It doesn't make any sense and another news with invidia. Looks like the thirty. Eight t i is going to be delayed. Probably do because you know shortages everything. Everything is in storage right now. Twenty twenty one is becoming the shortage year. It's like well. There's a shortage on that one. Well when is there not shortage. I mean that's kind of how it is. But it's supposed to launch the end of this month supposedly thirty first and the review review. Embargoes not supposed to be lifted until june. Ninth and release. Date is to be announced so the launch date for probably all the press and everything is may thirty-first end of this month. You probably won't be able to actually get it and probably july august. Maybe september of this year and once again shortages everywhere do not expect this to actually have love supply because they're still having issues on that we're really going to be seeing a stabilization on these issues until oh twenty twenty two and probably thinking more second quarter of twenty twenty two not first quarter because like i said everything needs to ramp up a we're arguing back to everything for the most part to normal but right now it's just one of those things where it's it's a waiting game. I mean i'm still waiting for the. Ps five i consider actually getting it. So it's not like people are gonna be waiting for something. It's just that you have to be very patient now. I was very lucky to get the new thirty ninety five fifty nine fifty x at the same time which is unheard of very lucky while ever sell it no because actually want to use this but this is the state that we're actually in right now so yes be excited for it but also understand that this could be one of those things where you just cannot find it right now and moving on to amdi ardian..
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Love this podcast. Support this show through the cast supporter feature. It's up to you how much you give. And there's no regular commitment. Just click the link in the show description to support now and welcome to a new episode ova digital coffee. And i'm your house. Spread dyson view. Please subscribe to digital coffee apple podcasts. Google podcasts spotify and amazon musically review it really does help with the rankings. Let us know how i'm doing but this weekend we talking about. Amd invidia fortnight coming to g force now maybe mcquarry. Five pathfinder overwatch. Interesting new bug. Rambo may be coming to call of duty warzone still series new gaming capture software overwatch as always metro exits enhanced edition. And then. why if you're actually investing in stocks never always listen to the experts. Because as i've seen before they just never really understand the gimme market to a certain extent. But let's get on with the show all right so first of is looks like john. Rambo may be appearing in call of duty warzone as a also if the by. I'm pretty sure because everything in call of duty that isn't actually part of the original package. Deal is always going to be for the money please. Because that's activision makes a lot of its money and we so they've done a really great job of doing that you can't you can hate him for it but you can't fault them for doing it because we keep on buying it now if you stopped buying then they wouldn't redoing anymore but since they are still doing it is that we keep on buying it. So is the one of the things of do. I still keep on buying this or do i not keep on buying this. Why do they keep on doing this. Why do they have other studios now. Making call of duty games is because we keep them buying it plain and simple we keep on buying this stuff because we love it not really quite sure about that but it's very interesting to see that matter what we keep on buying this stuff but it is kind of a good fit for john rambo to be a part of call of duty because we'll it's rambo and if you're too young to remember rambo it was basically the the apex of masculinity not toxic masculinity but actual masculinity the stuff that is actually good and we don't talk about toxic masculinity here in his podcasts..
Amazon Cancels 'Lord of the Rings' Massive Multiplayer Online Game
"Shelling out an epic $465 million for season one of its Lord of the Rings TV adaptation. Cos. Games unit is canceled plans to send players to Middle earth, Amazon and ink to deal to develop the game with Leo Technologies, a Hong Kong based games company. But after Chinese conglomerate 10 Cent acquired the Hong Kong company in December, Amazon intense scent failed to reach a deal on revised contract terms for the Lord of the Rings game.
Microsoft Is Acquiring Nuance Communications
"Microsoft has acquired speech tech company nuance for nineteen point. Seven billion dollars in cash a twenty three percent premium on its friday closing price on the stock market quoting cnbc the nuance acquisition represents microsoft's largest acquisition since it bought linked in for more than twenty six billion dollars in two thousand sixteen. It's the latest sign. Microsoft is hunting for more growth through acquisitions. The company is also reportedly in talks to buy the chat app. Discord for about ten billion dollars on top of that microsoft made an effort to bhai tick tock. Us business last year for about thirty billion dollars before the deal was derailed. Last month microsoft completed its seven point six billion dollar acquisition of gaming company zan amax nuance would be aligned. With the part of microsoft's business that serves businesses and governments nuance derives revenue by selling tools. For recognizing and transcribing speech in dr office visits customer service calls and voicemails in its announcement microsoft said nuances. Technology will be used to augment microsoft's cloud products for health care which were launched last year in an interview on cnbc squawk on the street. Monday microsoft ceo such an adela highlighted nuances healthcare tools as the key driver behind the acquisition quote. We've seen a massive acceleration of digital transformation healthcare in particular nonetheless said when you think about the provider market digital tech is going to be the
Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers
"Too big tech companies made a rare concession to developers that do business with them. Operators of mobile phone apps have to pay to get their products seen by customers of apple and google critics say those big tech companies are so powerful. They are like nation states and the charges for mobile phone apps. We're like a tax. Now comes a tax cut apple and google financial supporters of npr which we cover like any companies and here bobby allen reports video game developer derek. More in who runs a company called flow play says. It's daunting to sell his video games for mobile phones. Because apple and google app stores take a big cut in a market where there's a thirty percent fee for just for the platform. This breaks down the pipe to the extent where there's almost nothing left for developers. If you have a smartphone chances are you have to use an app store controlled by apple or google to download stuff. The company say they need to collect a commission on what you buy to support the privacy and security of apps apple and google have defended these fees for more than a decade but now the companies have caved and slash them. You have sort of the reality of this and then you have the optics of this. What mandy nelson of the analytics firm sensory tower means is yes. This is a victory for small app developers who are set to benefit the most but for apple at the end of the day or google at the end of the day. What does is actually meaning to. Their bottom lines is not that substantial. But this was never just about money are coming right in the midst of some serious legal jeopardy for apple and google state and federal. Investigators are probing whether the company's broke the law by allegedly making it hard for rivals to compete with them apple ceo. Tim cook is even scheduled to testify about these fees in a trial next month. So the timing of the fee cuts. That is interesting. Says chris saggers. He's a law. Professor at cleveland state university who studies antitrust issues. I think it probably reflects the sense of the two companies that they're insignificant trouble trouble saker says that extending in all of branch to developers. Right now is not going to do much about. Two firms made an agreement to lower their prices. Only when they're under immense legal pressure doesn't make me think that this market has become competitive that everything is fine more at the sixty two person video game company flow play. Says we'll take it. I would say the really small guys earn ecstatic so much. So that morton says he's gonna make some new moves into mobile video game apps
Roblox expects direct listing on NYSE
"The most popular gaming platforms is going public. Roadblocks is expected to start trading shares in the growing video game company on wednesday it will trade on the new york stock exchange under the symbol. R b lx roadblocks
Roblox Shares Jump in Public-Markets Debut
"Isn't the only company in the gaming world getting a boost from Reddit Day traders. There has been a lot of talk on Reddit about roadblocks, the digital games company that's become a cultural icon during the pandemic. Its public debut was a smash shares up by more than half their value, giving the company of value on Wall Street of more than $35 billion. Two thirds of US kids ages nine through 12 used the platform for
How Lessons From Esports Past Drives Esports Future with Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher
"This audience. So Eric go through the companies you found it quite a few there are plenty of starts across this industry. What advice can you give to some one of the first steps of fouling their own Esports or gaming company that you wish you do when you were starting out darn raised before you have Mom don't do anything until you have markets it it's it's that's it. That's purely it. I guess there's two things and don't be a dick but the the biggest one is definitely until you have some formal Market 5th and you can find out if you go to market fit pretty quickly just talk to people ask questions find the right people finding users find those things find out how much they willing to pay find out if they're willing to basically walk or use your product find out all these sort of things and grow that first before you start thinking. Oh, this is amazing. This is going to work cuz I think there's there's and and then I guess the other one actually is learned from birth. Past experiences and a lot of people don't do that, especially with a t Sports because the history have a have a chat to someone like either myself or have a chat like don't talk to someone who's a consultant that's been in the year in in the game two years talked to someone who's being in the industry for twenty years because they will tell you a lot more valuable information than someone who's been in there for two years and only knows about the currency because the current scene it's all about raising this big money about raising this big capital and you don't get the history of like the companies like tournament.com the raised a hundred million dollars and went broke over six months. You don't have seats need a CDL or CTS. I think it is that raised a hundred million dollars as well and we're broke after a year-and-a-half. You don't have all of these kind of things and we're play verse was as an example before they became what they raised what they are now off and that that you kind of could find on the internet even though I know the history there and there's a lot of other companies like that that you'll that you you only get from the perspective of people that have actually been in the industry because people have a game Get it either scrubbing the internet or it's just hard to find anything that isn't relevant now absolutely agree. It's the same advice. I give to student journalists. I talked to quite a few classes about hey, what could you do any sports journalist? What if we want to get involved in this space? And the first thing I tell them is get to know the history of the space get to know everything that happened with Major League Gaming from 2002 to 2010. That's where the start get to the creedy sports Association how this developed in Asia and that will guide your accurate reporting on this space if you understand what happened long before you probably got involved in it that was the case for me cuz we got a school, you know, I was in the 2015 2016 range was like, oh massive Madison Square Garden League of Legends. This is crazy thing off you go back in time and you're like, okay, let's look at the Madden tour bus as like an example of where it's these things that happen is sports over the time that I think are really crucial job. Like understand how we got to the place where at today and then helped give you those guiding lessons to make sure that the same mistakes aren't made. Well MLG an ESL at two really good examples of understanding their Acquisitions why they happened what happened with the issues they ran into especially MLG with God Frank cuz they had a whole pile of litigation issues with God frag when they did their acquisition why they got acquired by Activision and wage. It's it's an interesting story. That's probably better for another time. But in terms of those sort of things and that history that was kind of built there is actually really important because getting a quiet is a skilled gaming platform different platform broadcasting platform any of those by a publisher is a huge problem from both illegal Nightmare and a whole pile of other things because the skilled gamer is 18 plus as well as the tournament system requires 18 plus or Parental Guidance cetera, et cetera. So it becomes a Minefield on those sort of things and then you've got ESL same thing going through their acquisition and the different times they are now with mods. This group and and the difference in the kind of the company structure cuz everyone says he s l and they see these companies and they're like, they must be making it a billion dollars and I'm like, yeah doesn't look like that. It may seem like that from the outside cuz they're doing these large events and they're doing these things. But in terms of the revenue is not driven as much as you kind of think from that. It's really driven through the Publishers. Yeah, if you're done if you're not the publisher gave and you work a t sport chances are the money is not flowing your exactly there's only a few Outlets the kind of work and I've been in basically every single facet of that because I used to run events with the young. I used to run a lot of those sort of things with them for a long time. Actually u c l e s w c w c g a lot of the events around those and running those Live Events is is great. But it's like a break even marketing cost. It's not a it's it's what you'll use to fuel income elsewhere. Not what you're used to make money lost leader marketing basically at this point. Yeah, exactly. That's it's a funny industry to be it especially as we look at where these Sports organizations are going. This is totally off topic. By the way. Just the I had em for this wasn't for a podcast but I talked to Jason Lake in Andy Miller Jason Lake complexity CEO Andy Miller NRG CEO for audience. I do you do that. They were basically talking about hey, we're going to make Revenue eventually with our religious the Publishers of Olives. That's that's what we're counting on to make money in the mean time. We're going to keep building our brand up in whatever way we can we're to keep trying to capture feds. But really we just need to log get to a point where Publishers need us to enter the game because that will bring fans that will bring the marketing there looking for and then the Publishers have to reward us for doing so and that's kind of just walk the biggest eastwards organizations in the world see this space right now and that's it tells a lot. I think it will you actually have a look at most of these Sports organizations or actually converting from competitive Play De comme Recreation almost all right, converting over to that for Revenue basis cuz I've talked to a lot of these guys you have come like you've got Team Liquid as an example of trying to push in the text side of things cuz we've talked to him a few times about what they're doing for Thursday. We also consulted with the guild who raised with David Beckham, or they paid David Beckham to re it was it was a debacle. It was a drastic they they they are doing a good job. I think they really heavily like ninety percent of the money that they raised is purely attack. It's not to do to build out the team and build out anything on that account on the arm competitive site is secured purely build out both the content side as well as a Tech play on them because of the end of the day all this content and everything that they're creating in these fans and these users they need to figure out a way to monetize them and monetizing them generally comes through like merchandise. It comes through tourneys to come home a brand deals. And unfortunately, if you're the best game in the world, it doesn't mean you have a massive following you may not be entertaining to watch. So therefore content creation becomes king for this and which dog And fuels Brands which in turn fuels everything else and like I just talking to so as as Consulting with IDC, I think like probably a couple of weeks ago. I was I was talking to them cuz they're doing metro sports at the moment and it was a pretty interesting conversation cuz they're one of the first companies that isn't Yuzu that isn't that they're doing it. They're doing Esports Revenue a very different way. So Esports Revenue right now is off late. It is how much so it's like one point two billion or something. It's basically nothing compared to the publisher revenues like a hundred and sixty billion. So and that's where most of the revenue from E Sports is actually going. So what they're doing is they're doing a bottom-up kind of approach and looking at all of these other things that are kind of skewing it. So right now Esports revenue is calculated with just brands that are paying for events and advertising and all the way around that around which basically whereas they're looking at it from the other side of things and they're like, look, there's all this gambling Revenue that's also generated on top of Like betting on these matches and all this this looking that's that's showing any sports revenue and you've got companies like skills that their revenue alone for skills is bigger than the revenue of every single e sports team exists in the world in his voice. That's
E3 2021 may be digital as ESA says it’s ‘transforming’ the gaming showcase
"Of the essays planning for a digital e-3 and twenty twenty one is from andy robinson at video games chronicle according to three twenty twenty one pitch documents set two games games. Publishers and seen by the essay has now outlined proposals for this year's event which would see three days of livestream coverage held during the previously announced dates of june fifteenth june seventeenth. The essays intention is to hold multiple to our keynote sessions from games partners. An award show a june fourteen preview night and other smaller streams from games publishers influencers and media partners the broadcast event would be supplemented by media previews the week before as well as demos released on consumer platforms. According to the esa's proposal. The essay also says it'll allow partner companies to remotely stream playable game demos to the media across thousands of scheduled meetings with one to one assistance from developers. Many companies have used similar on demand streaming solutions during the pandemic to allow them to allow the media to remotely play their games for preview purposes. However the three hundred twenty one plan still require the approval of essays membership which is made. up of. The industry's industry's biggest games. Company is and who has significant influence over the direction of the show. The essay was already facing significant pressure to reinvent three with several major publishers including ea. Sony activision having abandoned the event in recent years and thous before twenty twenty s cancellation after which many companies such as e. and ubisoft enjoyed success. Running their own digital events
Google abandons effort to create video games less than 2 years after it was announced
"This is not me piling on but as you can see this will play almost directly off of what we talked about yesterday. Google has announced that it will close to stadia game studios one. La in one in montreal and that stadium ahead. Jade raymond is leaving. This means about one hundred and fifty game developers will be laid off. I believe but what everyone is wondering about is what this means for the stadium. Project overall quoting kukuh cacao began to hear rumblings from sources close to stadium last week that google service was heading for a major change. One games industry source told kentucky that google was cancelling multiple projects. Basically games slated for release beyond a specific twenty twenty one window though they believed games close to release would still come out today. Bring some clarification. Google will continue to operate the stadia gaming service and it's ten dollar monthly stadia pro service but it's unclear how many if any exclusive games will still come the service though. The company has indicated that it can still sign new games and will bring more third party releases to the platform it nevertheless will look to many like a drawdown of the plan to have state run as a bona fide competitor to console platforms. The company plans to begin offering its stadium tech to publishers opening up the possibility for stadia to become the streaming tech for other video game companies. Google stadia operations longtime console. Executive phil harrison will focus on pursuing these new partnerships and quote. So let me attempt to parse that or at least translate it into non gamer laymen talk. Google stadia appear to be getting out of the game. Making business of having in house game studios. The plan apparently is to now focus on offering stadia directly to publishers a other gaming platforms alongside offering stadium wpro to the public. So that kind of makes sense. Because i've said before. Google internally at least i've heard largely. Thanks have stadium as the raison. D'etre for google's entire google cloud initiatives or at least maybe vice versa point as stadium is largely justification for google's continued huge investments in cloud stuff. Even though google cloud projects are significantly behind amazon and microsoft at least as being leaders in this field and remember. Google is in cost cutting mode. It seems like so on the one hand. This actually makes a ton of sense as david. Rettig tweeted quote with stadium. Potentially becoming a back end service. I think this may illuminate. Where cloud gaming is headed. Existing storefronts and publishers continued to dominate but canal offer stream only games at a reduced cost to widen their audience. I can definitely see a future where you'll be able to by far christ sixteen on steam but there's now a forty dollars stream only version that lets you have the whole game but streamed at ten eighty p with the option unlock local play at an additional cost and quote in other words. Google play for its cloud business to be back end piping for the future of the entire gaming industry but at the same time. Can you trust google
Game over: Google to shutter its in-house Stadia game development studio
"Stadium is shutting down its internal studios changing its business. Focus when stadium i launch. I don't know if you remember the presentation. But they were talking about. How okay we're going to beat his game streaming platform but they were also saying. Oh yeah. we're games company now to be building games for stadia. We have this development studio in montreal. We have this other one elsewhere. Remember what the other one was. And prepare yourself because google's making games or at least through these development studios and they're backing out of that portion by the looks of it and they're shifting their their focus now. This is interesting because obviously gaming is hot right now. The consoles are having no trouble the gp user having no trouble by the looks of it and we're on the verge of Are becoming more widely adopted. It's just gaming is just a really hot right now And you felt like google had to commit to this in a big way. You felt like they. You mean you didn't feel like they had to. You felt like they did in that initial presentation and afterwards someone who response was a bit lukewarm. However things have been kind of building because all of a sudden stadium started pop back up around the launch of cyberpunk really demanding game and it turns out that one of the better ways to play it was actually on stadia But maybe it's too little too late or maybe it's just inside of a giant company like google. The performance measures have to be so substantial to really hang in there. I don't know. But i would assume they got a lot of ways to make money. Will he do know shifting one place to the next. They say you know what maybe we don't want to be making a game themselves. Look that looks complicated.
"game company" Discussed on KOMO
"Up, along with share prices for the video game company. But analysts say it's a bubble that can't continue and could leave many not His head funds with losses. Michelle Franzen, ABC named Co Moh news. 1000 FM 97 78 31 Right now cloudy skies and wet weather in Seattle to start this Thursday morning. It's 40 degrees downtown, along with Greg Herschel time. Bad the factor here. The top stories from the Come on 24 7 News Center right now, Indoor dining at restaurants is still banned under Governor James Lees Road map for reopening, but later today he's expected to announce some changes to that plan. Comes as the personal finance website Wallet hub, says this state has the second most restrictive Covad policies when it comes to restaurants and bars. That doesn't really surprise me. Honestly, I'm glad we're not number one. That's a man who owns a restaurant called Tumbleweeds in the Tri Cities, he says. The hardest part for him is understanding exactly what's expected of restaurant owners. A massive mascot giveaway starts today. Here in Washington. Ford plans to donate a million disposable masks throughout Select Washington dealerships air be invited to head in for up to 20 masks per person. Be sure to call first to make sure the Ford dealership you're going to still has them. Amazon has announced it's going to hold on a second pop up vaccination clinic because the first one was such a big success more from Cuomo's Brian Calvert this past Sunday, the event successfully vaccinated 2400 people in just one day and was held in Cannes. Junction with Virginia Mason. These guys have done a terrific job very well organized didn't have to wait very long at all. So it was perfect this excellent.
Superpowering Teams with Ilkka Paananen
"I've been so excited to do this with you for two reasons one. I've been spending so much time thinking about in in kobe. Playing video games with myself and my young son. I think a great way to begin. This conversation is with one of my favorite lines of yours. Which is that you want. Said i am the least powerful. Ceo in the world. I love this concept because it'll introduce the idea of culture teams and people that we're going to spend most of our time talking about which may send a little strange for a video game company. But i think it's amazing and critical. So what did you mean by this line. Why did you say that. What does it mean to super cells. Culture i thanks so much for having me better. I think some are behold point. The ball trays that the more decisions that the snake and i make the better in an ideal were like if i five no decisions then but would make me. I guess is far full. Co the whole idea about supercell on what is at the core of our culture is this idea is small and independent themes that equal cells and these independent gained things sacred inside supercell way to think about them think about smaller start ups bidding raider company. That's why we think about them. I'd love to go back before super cell. Because i think your career up until that point helped inform you in how to build supercell with less focus on command and control and more focused on decentralized trust and i think our lessons today will be applicable across creative pursuits and industries. Not just in gaming what were you doing. Prior to founding supercell and what lessons that you learned or were taught by your experience before this business. I need to go back to the year. Two thousand so. I will still a student at helsinki university of technology. I had a business major vote on my actually like in my early of my studies for some reason. My dream job was to become either a management consultant. Thouray investment banker simply. Because because everybody else in my cloth wanted to catch and so deny then at some point in my studies. I was really interested in about entrepreneurship. And i started to think. Well this would be really cool. You know trying to build your own sing with a group of great people. And then i just looked like super lucky. I happened to bump into this group of people who wanted to found a company and it had to big games company on earlier. Especially in my dna cheers. I had to be a massive game. Iran still played a little gains. And then these guys may creating afford to pay any salary on threes and there was nobody else will what's gonna applying to join them although us nevil gains and they needed somebody else to do everything else and i was probably the only applicant assay and then i got the job done. I didn't get any pay funny. Anything is these guys for that. Okay you gotta do all the sales for us than me to give you like a proper titles and the people would actually like to see you. I guess they didn't know what to call me seven. They decided to call me the ceo. And i think. I was twenty two years of age and absolutely no idea what i was doing at never had a proper job except on summer. Jobs are my parents. They probably never had a proper job. Because all i've done. I've been ceo gaming companies. But anyway that's how they're going to start it. I know i had no idea what we were doing. Learnt by ewing an end eventually managed to graduate some there in bethany. and so. that's how we're gonna start in the thousand so set up a games company on funnily enough Ballgames the time if you recall those days assistant feature phones but they're coming to markets mostly from manufacturers like nokia for example of course based here in finland and of course never snow app stores. Nothing like you would need to distribute this job based gangs through. Carriers was very different at that time. But that's how book started. He founded the company almost exactly at the finding the dot com bubble burst onto members financing available so we basically like financed it bites doing work for hire work and then on the side be developed our own. Ip and our own games. I think miller able cut deals with most of the european carriers in big some of the us based carriers and then a massive amount of these jobs based phone scam the market and actually make some money on the company started to grow and back in two thousand four. We sold our company to company each chocolate. Which will say followed. By game industry legend strip wilkinson funded by sequoia on inclined burke in on the joined forces to them and then over time. The company grew to like four hundred people so relatively sizable game. Developers confident. I would call that down. Nba in guessing entrepreneurship and management learned. Lots of lessons. What were the key lessons that you learn positive and negative all combine the time at both digital chocolate and your company that was acquired by digital chocolate. What were the things that it installed in you that you brought with you into super cell and what were some other things that you reacted to a reacted against when the about how supercell would run as a company that they could've kept and what i learned that all domestic. It's all about the people and digital chocolate. I was very lucky to berkeley luck. Such amazing people. I kinda fought at those times that we are going to like had the best strategy the best plans the best processes in place and digital chocolate and mostly because of my doing so sexy quite a sort of a structured and also when it comes to innovation so we had pros almost forever thing if you off me like okay. How digital chocolate. Think about new games development tenure like a slight dick flex sixty slides expense. Exactly things for and they had all kinds of prose essays fall like how do they green like games the almost full we are myself and mike on leadership team over. There had a crystal ball as he kind of knew the best declare. Send a cornerstone. Humorous won't and then they put together like all kinds of control mechanisms to make sure that the company x. develops products and gains the direction. But then all of the years. I realized that there are a lot of negatives above this type of way of thinking. Because isn't the great the best creative people in the world. They don't get the feeling of ownership and oftentimes the reality is but actually the people who are best. What is best for the game for players. Those people are actually people are building the game. It's bill leadership. The people like me. And all the years. I realized our job as leaders. They should enable people to do their work better. We'll try to control the spent so much time carring the best people in the world also digital trump anything about why on earth tried to control them by. Don't do trust them to do the best thing. One of the things that made me fully realize this at some point. I start to look back with. Okay let's look at the heat gains but our company has pulled out early sort of a coma nominate these gangs. One is that may have really amazing people and raised themes it'd behind the games but interestingly the other thing was that most of these gangs some had nothing to do with all of these fantastic pros instead had besides the usual story was just need into anything else for these guys do their sunbury their on during the corner of the office and they were just doing whatever they want to do. And there's some flying under radar so to speak and then the next thing you know. This amazing game comes out. And then i start seeing whoa that. These amazing games may come out because of me or together they come out despite the spiteful things
Ubisoft Returns To In-Person Events With Rainbow Six Siege Tournament In France
"Ubisoft returning to some in person events. This eddie over at gamespot. Ubisoft has become one of the first major major major major gaming companies to return to in person gaming events in two thousand twenty one. The publisher has announced that the twenty twenty one rainbow six siege. Invitational will be held. In paris. France in february players will compete in the same room. Ubisoft stressed that it will be following strict safety measures and no fans will be allowed to watch the event which is scheduled for february ninth through the twenty first in paris teams will compete in a land in land environment. Ubisoft said and there will be strict sanitary measures with no audience. Onsite ubisoft said it's working with a number of key stakeholders including the french government to protect the health and safety of the participants in staff quote with the being of pro players staff and partners as the main priority. You off has been working with partner. Organization live nation health and safety agency a c. e. p. s. medical agency. I s in the french government to develop a controlled safe and competitive offline environment throughout the entire event in line with the guidance guidelines of the health organizations and local authorities players must return a negative. Pcr tests to fly into france in in the country. All players must self isolate in their hotel. Rooms players from one team cannot meet with others. During the event while there will be quote regular pcr tests and rapid rapid provided to competitors throughout the series and keep numbers down the all limited teams must leave the venue in short order and then leave the country of france within forty eight hours of losing their match. Players must also wear masks sale time when playing the game and during interviews in terms of sanitation. all equipment will be rigorously. Rigorously sanded sanitized everyday at the start and finish of the day. All high touch services will also be clean regularly while there will be a kobe manager. Onsite to oversee everything.
CES 2021: Gadgets for living in a pandemic
"And services. So it's no surprise that cove nineteen has influenced new products being unveiled at the cbs. Show this week. We both them. Interesting products in the pipeline. Yeah there was a lot of fascinating stuff. They're focused on the pandemic. Obviously the masks were the most interesting thing to me For a couple of different reasons You had one smart mask called the air pop that tied to an app and it had a sensor on the mask that could monitor your breathing patterns but then also have a sense of what the irs around you And so the app would signal if you need. Change the filter Also just sit just keeps track of kind of your breathing. Data which i thought was a very fascinating. You also had this very interesting mask. Phone which is basically take a mask and then take wireless earbuds and put them together. And that's kind of sort of what this is so you wear the mask and then it has the earbuds attached. There's also a volume control on the mass kind of around where your chin would be. We can control the volume or he can play music And then lg had this really fascinating. Wearable air purifier. Which looks like a very just hardcore mass. It's a lot of half to it but it's basically an air purifier. That you wear on your face. That's interesting yeah. I remember seeing that one wilder mask. I saw Which is a prototype. You know prod convey concept right now is comes from gaming company razor which you know may initially made like gaming pc gaming peripherals and then controllers and now makes pc's and all this other stuff. They came up with a smart mask. That's called project hazel and it actually has. It is clear plastic so people could see. Your face has lights inside so light your face if it's dark outside so people can see with your smiling or frowning or whatever it has a has an amplifier so your voice can be heard so it gets rid of the muffling stuff and then it also has lights on the side that i think it has sixteen more than sixteen billion nope sixteen million different colors which covers about every color. I would know anyway. I don't think. I need a billion but it could be like green and red and all kinds of shades. You know because is very into customization and color on their products so it looks like this mask thing is going to be here to stay for a long time and companies are making. You know cooler masks and more intense masks for people who are going to want that the only thing i worry about the razor masochism. Am i going to have to sell drivers on this or do i. Are there other related. Or i have to have with this mask. I hope not. Maybe they'll have built-in wifi. And i'll just do it when you know.
"game company" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"When you take a? A legitimate issue. And hijack it. For unknown reasons that is unacceptable to me. It's unacceptable to for police department unacceptable to city rich. As, mayor said this isn't Richmond. And it truly is not Richmond. Virginia. Is Not even the mid. Atlantic We have intelligence that we're working on presently so that we hope to be able to file charges following up from this. We have people from across the country traveled. Many states to be here. We know that this is an organized effort. There was a child inside their. Where's your immunity where? where? Gaming companies. What voices are you uplifting right now, none. Absolutely none. This is not about race. This is about something bigger. That's going on. That's being an actual insurrection. This is what it is. Stop Pandering. Stop lying and stop doing this. And now. We'll see the audio of David Doran and when he was shot. Despicable. Audi out G.. O. G.. I'll on. I'LL G. Stay with me. Stay with out come on. Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on, and that would be come on. Come on. Come on. Come on. Now TV's. TV, man. Somebody Daddy. Do. At this two thousand sixteen when they're in New York saying. Kill cops or this to the Dal shooter that was about black matter and shot in. A cops. Where's this going? This isn't about one man's death. There's more death right now than there was with George Floyd. Last year. Nine alarm black men were killed by cops as opposed to nineteen white on our men. What is this about anymore? You've lost narrated. You've lost most of the majority. The silent majority of America because all we see is looting and rioting. Gain companies do better stay out of politics. It's in the show I'm sorry it'd be leave under a more. Never good note, but there's always hope let's just say that there's always hope there's always light at the end of the tunnel and I hope. That, we can all come together as Americans not white, not black, non Asian I. don't care about that as Americans. To Unify and to fight actual injustice, which is looting writing killing? Maiming beatings whatever? I feel sorry for the Blah for business owners black white whatever? I feel sorry for the innocent bystanders trying to help people. That's who I am for. I hope you are too. If you can please share companies, let them know that. This is unacceptable that they should not be involved with this. They WANNA help. Donate to the families that have lost lives lost businesses. That's the right thing to do, and you are not doing the right thing right now. Shame on you, shame on you for pandering your political beliefs over human lives. There's still hope. It's united as Americans was understands, is about George Floyd and let this be that. Returning to digital coffee as always appreciate complete, subscribing to coffee on a walk cast podcast, spotify and more during next week as it will hopefully be a power, positive and uplifting. About the gaming industry. was. You guys stay safe. and Go hug American later..
"game company" Discussed on Deadly Discussions
"I'm your host Isaac Harrison before we get started like to acknowledge. The traditional landon is on the land who recorded that will run DRI people of the Kulin nation so my guests today is poll Paul Hughes <hes> who specializes says and a few different things but notably being part of a successful software company that works in the H._r.. spicing correct me if I'm wrong pool and now working it <hes> culture I am doing great things there <hes> but that's more than what polls really up to and we'd like to hear about his add on man adventure and if you're the stories is that he has from working in corporate Australia and some of the challenges faced <hes> Chana teach people to do the right thing <hes> and the sometimes <hes>. I'm not so good situation so welcome to the show Paul. Thank you exacted so now that's x amount so glad that you came on. I know we met it's on the recently a couple a month ago. I think it is at an event that I was invited to to speak at at and since then we've stayed in touch and and built a bit of a <hes> a friendship it's <hes> saying been also my pretty short period of time. It's been <hes> it's been great man. Yeah it's excellent so do you want to start off with a little bit of <hes> sort of how you got up to working unite and Melvin <hes> this today and what you've done. I've lost a couple of years and so you'll you'll business all your upbringing as well. You can even tie that into yeah for sure and you know I <hes> I've grown up in Australia by Glasgow Scotland and <hes> six years old we came to dry. They're pretty much growing up and all the way to turn by technology and computing and match and stuff at school <hes> was that why oriented so I I had this real passion to want to get into <hes> doing in computer programming and just spending my career <hes> building software and that was kind of like the really exciting thing for me and it was interesting 'cause ah so how did all the usual stuff with that a study computer science company programming and one of the things like explicitly say back in those days it was a nickel WANNA get into management ladyship description. Just it was <hes> I was adamant about that was like would you want for doing that and they're like about three years. In I suddenly find myself collectively in this issue <hes> like like leading projects annual it was that was actually really tough too because we were a startup Yanni and there was a you know that we have ups and downs and and it felt like the whole white and success of the company was resting on my team the next version of the software so I went went through those I knew a couple of ship water stress <hes> I noticed waking up every not just <hes> very anxious about about how to deal with things on Bryce my pain but it really took its toll and I lost my health in a pretty big way. Having someone who's into into a physical stuff is worldwide could be cloudy and a bunch of things kid but I told me look like a couple of years and had idea twenty fatigue syndrome and yeah it was that was a real bad one. I still Kinda push it in front of the way through it but I get to the point where I had to really pull who back a little bit and and also confidence in my in my really shipping various things that aren't so tough place thinking what about refund funding for the thing and I want to do engineering leadership and he sort of did a whole bunch of things started happening before the poll and let's take it back to so. Where did you <hes> so? What was your schooling homeschooling so school was in Franklin School? Go Jump From College Yeah Dan this would have the by their in say from Seaford some very familiar with Frank Ston yeah and then so it'll state university and University of Monash in quite yeah okay and so when you you're enrolled at Monash would have any idea what you actually I'm going to do it. SORTA came about organically. 'cause I'm thinking about computer science what years what would spend in you know he's ninety three Fisher Union and actually one of the high school I did this. <hes> this test that you answer multiple choice question was meant to tell you what the best career if he would be this tip and it said <hes> chemical engineer I was GonNa Kohler that off and <hes> a winston this weekend but I suppose still high school and I was on the chemical engineering track for the whole weekend and spent the entire torpoint wishing. I was on the computer songs with cable programming in the West that weekend and I'm like what are you doing like. I was passionate about competing competing and so like you know I'm GonNa go to that Yup yeah well and so that's that's what you signed up for. When you finish yeah excellent and so what's the the practical examples of what you'll be doing for your practice and what sort of things should be studying back in the early nineties in Iran computer you too science yeah the whole mixture of things like <hes>? Some of the stuff is in the early stages 'cause doing projects on that <hes> like Sweetie computer graphics is a big passion of mine just around the time and <hes> the picks starting toy story yeah and so they're always yeah. It was like riding one treasure like render. which is you know take some definition of <hes> same intensity into the actually winded graphics <hes> <hes> yeah and I was actually thinking of heading down that also maybe computer gaming was another thing that was interesting as <hes> but yeah <hes> what I did I finished my my only and did my follow presentation and in the audience was a go I grabbed it would seem their because they be engineering for the subway company and <hes> he came up with the pledge me and said do you WanNa have a chat and <hes> and I had this <hes> I had I two job offers that were given to the Union was for a Game Company building playstation games the only other words to come as self development to this company cooled self associates yeah and it was really interesting because part of me was computer games and it might have seen booking no-brainer to get of course has his pool towards the other one and I couldn't really describe it like couldn't explain why was getting live with it otherwise about saying that's the pop and <hes> and took the job then we'll you know been more ginny but that set in motion a really long interesting popping AH company will and when I look back on that season is like <hes> I'm really glad I made the decision? I did too so much yeah yeah yeah. Can I can definitely sympathize and understand that as many times in my life you actually end up in renewables was decision to stay on the tools at let me try it as a as a glazier which was set fixed income enough certainty their We start off and <HES> and I'm sorry grateful that I took that leap of faith back then and it was the same thing it was a poll. It was a a leading way okay. You dislike everything else on the surface says to do a but for some reason that you can't quantify it says to do be and and <hes> many people out I may be gone to be successful in their lives have all talked about this on quantify bull gut feeling or <hes> you know leading that you dislike into what I know where to go so now that's excellent so then you go so you say yes to this job yeah and then you you sign up. Even then what happens then yeah and there's interesting you know company. This company had been the Australian Software Development Group for hedge each pay building some really interesting things will will building in the tech industry there though building like a an actual programming language and the whole ecosystem that time competitive job us always really competing kind of stuff and that pay pay at the time shut down a whole bunch of their software webs around the world this group of people in in the early ninety seven themselves out of out of work and they were they were at the pub after but that won't happen and one of the engineers said you know we could keep going and and do something with with this thing will be working on and Kinda rally people once that those those employees about fifteen or so of them essentially started their own company and they you know they H- H P sold them intellectual property pretty for one dollar transaction and he's provided them <hes> some office space and hardware and so this kind of start up form that was that this previously probably company and <hes> and then number year so we're all joins actually just got to the point where the company was back to. I fooled salaries to people who whole bunch of in that was a real struggle and it really did have his family feel because it really was those people who put their heart and soul into this believed in and it was openness and transparency and and a will to get us that was <hes> was really great. That's amazing what you said about the one Dollah I've I pay nominal sent from H._p.. Why was it one dollars is something they like look? It's not gonNa work and this whole thing you've been working on isn't got a future so yes sure you can have it for one dollar like what was sort of the reasoning behind that. What are your thoughts nothing? There's a time probably doesn't really know but this is the sense I got from. It was <hes> well has been able to make this decision worldwide like the <hes> I think the local <hes> local ladyship really sort of promise in the paper when the stuff they're doing whatever they could do to help them so we'll r._p._M.. What am I gonNA charge you a dollar for help you? We'll still embed tons. What kind of stuff even though we probably can't do it so the real no cutting goodwill by being I think yeah that's that's excellent? I love that hearing that sort of stuff because you do you wish you probably wish people the best list and then when you saw those good things vine often in time they come back to in Amman opie overnight and not be transactional things straight away but it comes back around you know those sorts of relationships at time and time again so you're joining paying salaries well. That's a good thing <hes> things are starting to take off and so what what happens <hes> from there what happens with the growth happens with the taking on the via projects that biting off more than you can choose. It's sort of the next step in the process for this company or what happens at yeah so you know the workings the vote if assist us and <hes> and really <hes> enjoying them doing some really good things things and yeah we were we continue to grow the company were we went from being employee owned effectively to taking on venture capital funding Asia Australia and then would would go on to take <hes> to live up to the <hes> a U._S..
"game company" Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"I feel like a game would be the best route to take. Which is why a lot of these game companies are taking that route. Or? Mri? I'm is difficult question. Kazimi answer that question. Yeah. If I can of course. I don't know. Maybe like breathe something digital. Numb kidding. I think it has to be some sort of game -cation too. Though. Or pass trying to use something that should be used as money for the purpose of. Financial transaction. We have to gain a fight. Though everything's game. Fide even I mean game theory, even goes into just money. So. But everybody this is the thing. This is I think it's a plague of where we live are to get off tub off subject off subject, but we started with a very clear focus of making digital money. And we so quickly lost our attention span for that in jump to weaken decentralize anything, and I am still questioning that major intimate change. I agree. Because the reason I question that major intimate change is because. Money is important and extre- tells an extreme tale of history and at one point history during his last decade, we had a chance to totally right the book, but we kind of lost track of that. Because the task got difficult, and then people were like, well, it's just not worry about money. Let's civilize computer processing. Like, let's centralize Amazon web services. Let's do that. And and then I think things kinda got kooky. But the ultimate marketing question of the day is. Maybe it's already existed like. Bitcoin still has the precedent that no central entity owns it or controls it. So that naturally gives you as a human the the the notion that oh, I could try to own this control. This. It went SE like whenever people can't. They forget, right. Like Roger Wehr and his cohorts tried to own a control in the couldn't in. There's so many people trying to own control big win all the time because the natural sin of Uganda get paid as their. And that's what keeps the discentralising. Every new even the hash rates coming back up every single time people realize like I can't own a control this, and they back out a new person steps in with that natural greed. So in games games die though. So if bitcoin is really just a game at art it has shelf life, and there's gonna be a point where the the market value the amount of money that's in. It is going to have window to NAMA..