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PS5 DualSense controller drift issues are mounting as complaints rise
"Psi ops controller. The dual sends is allegedly suffering the same drift issue that have been widely reported in the nintendo switch. Is joy con. Players reported stickshift issues online as early as ten days after their purchase of sony's console kotoka reported issue seize the jewel sense controller registering movement movement. Even when it's not being used drips issues have been exploiting in the past few years affecting all platform holders nintendo has been particularly impacted with joy contract the target of over twenty five thousand complaints across europe. The european commission has now been called to investigate the issue. It's under scrutiny. Outside of europe to with class action lawsuits filed in canada and the us mark soft is also affected with a class with a class action lawsuit filed last year saying that xbox one controller is have problems with faulty and lock sticks
A Canceled 2006 Tomb Raider Game Is Now Playable
"Cancelled two thousand six tomb. Raider game is now playable. This is xyz. at kotoka. when kevin. I have gameplay footage in the dock if you want to pull that up for people to see through back in two thousand and six core design. The original studio behind the tomb raider series was working on a tenth anniversary remake. The first game. Ps while a of progresses made the game was eventually cancelled. Now that original ps game has resurfaced and is playable pc gamer reports on december. Thirty first tomb. Raider fan site to of ask uploaded. What it says are the pse remake to the internet archive the assets include multiple levels complete with puzzles and platforms. If you follow to a team of ashes instructions. you'll be able to play the unreleased. Two thousand six esp tomb raider remake and it looks cool surprised by how finished it seems by looking at the gameplay footage
Cyberpunk 2077 Studio Head Responds to Mandatory Crunch Reports
"Obtained an internal email showing cyberpunk twenty seventy seven game developer CD project red told employees that six day work weeks would be mandatory ahead of the Games. November. Nineteenth. Release Studio Co. founder Marcin Venzke had previously told Kotoka. The studio would have a quote non obligatory crunch policy however in the internal email CD project red studio head Adam Barsky said I. Know this is in direct opposition to what we've said about crunch and added we've extended all other possible means of navigating the situation cyberpunk twenty seventy seven was originally supposed to come out April sixteenth was delayed to September seventeenth and then again to November
Rocksteady faces backlash for inaction regarding alleged sexual harassment
"Batman developer rock steady has been accused of failing to address sexual harassment this from Ethan Gotcha at Kotoka female staff members at rock city studios best known for Batman Arkham series sent a letter to management in twenty eighteen complaining about sexual harassment according to a new report by The Guardian the letter reportedly signed by ten of the sixteen women on staff at the time cited a number of persistent issues including transphobic slurs derogatory sexually. Explicit remarks about women and sexual harassment that included unwanted advance unwanted advances leering at parts of a women's body and inappropriate comments in the office. The Guardian reports. This misconduct reportedly also filtered into rock games which include hyper sexualize versions a Batman. Characters like poison ivy and cat woman according to one of the Guardian sources to address the issues raised in letter rock steady held a single company-wide hour. Long Training Seminar employees had to sign a statement confirming the pre. Dated in the training, but according to the source nothing else appeared to be done to address the problems quote. It felt that it was just a way for them to cover their asses and quote said the
The Xbox Series X Games Showcase
"The Sega Genesis and the mega drive as well. But my friend, it's a consul of a different kind that was showcased earlier today. We're recording this and that was the xbox series. X was on full display. Ours the power, and see all the Nice Shiny Games that are coming out very soon in the not too distant future Oh. At least we hope so, but some I. Know are not going to be there at the time of launch, but. It is the experts series x showcase, some of the games that were announced and shown off games like a new Ford shock upon all shocks. A new four is coming out. What do you know? New Fable game which I know, a lot of people are excited about as dusk falls nice, interactive sort of really different, looking Cel, shaded cartoonish, but with a serious serious dramatic side to it that would really looks very interesting, stated decay three. It's been a very big hit for. So far so coming out with state of decay, three process far X which I believe is support. That is coming over as well with the XBOX series x upgrade and boost the medium ever wild rounded. All Great Games look very nice, but very interesting. And Hail infinite had a ton of minutes out there actually few minutes out there that showed off and showcase as far as new gameplay is concerned. I percents liked the best avowed, which has a very oblivion esque type, look and feel. I'm going to be honest with you. My friend everything nice and shiny everything looked nice, glossy looked a little bit better than what the playstation five had offers far as the Shiny Games. Maybe the textures were popping a little bit better for me on the XBOX series X. Games. The playstation against were shown off. But, the lack of games that were shown off period can asked me disappointed overall. Yeah, honestly, man. It's been such a weird year for video games, you know we allege allegedly self, cyberpunk and assassin's creed coming out here but like. Playstation had a similar. Similarly disappointed with xbox as I am with playstation, but still I got you know I'm a little excited about it and also like Nintendo did their little mini direct, and like their big game was WHAT TEN CITATION FORGET! The name of the game is called, but you know it's just that there's not really I I'm curious if a lot of these companies are keeping things close to their chest, because of the covid thing like they don't know win. These games are going to be able to come out, but. You Know I. Yeah, it was cool to see halo infinitives cool to see. The announcement of new fable and Forza, but yeah a lot of these games they showed were kind of like they made. You wonder is this. Is this the biggest thing that they have coming out because I? Don't know if you noticed but a lot of the Games. xbox shows they have very. It doesn't really look like they're utilizing the capabilities of the new constantly. Brag about it, side, it's they're very like cartoony in animated. And they're not really highlighting like it looks like something that could be played on the xbox one. Again it did. They were look nice looking games. They were very nice looking games. But. It was just the fact that there weren't enough. Plus like I said, it's just seemingly that there are a step behind what place has to offer. When playstation debuted over thirty games, and they were right around the single digits to double digits hovering around ten. That's not a good ratio. My friend, obviously some of these playstation games on playstation five. That'll becoming, too. It will be going on both systems, and that's understandable, but it just seemed to me that the playstation press conference was a little bit better prepared than what Xbox had offer, and I think this point in time. I can clearly say that playstation one this first round as far as I initial impressions are concerned. Will Not with me though because I think xbox did a better job in like actually saying hey is a console launch. Title is something. We have a sort of window. Whereas playstation didn't give us any windows, no early states you know. They showed a lot of games on the playstation, but they didn't show us anything that we're going to be. Laying soon, and I think that's where Microsoft did a better job than playstation. Did though not a lot better than what playstation did, but I don't know. I'm been reading a lot of headlines already with like there's Kotoka and polly on their all attacking xbox and. For like little things how they didn't address like backwards compatibility than they're saying. Oh, this is not going to have xbox so want support anymore. They didn't talk about that say they weren't GonNa? Habit is I don't know it's kind of petty. The way a lot of these journalists kind of jumped to conclusions, but you know I can get why people would like. Play the playstation. Playstation conference better also get why people like the xbox better I like the xbox one better, but that's just because I have more love for some of the Games that they showed of the experts conference as opposed the Sony Conference for example really loved the halo in it, but it's you know love. The master chief's grappling. Hook like that was that was read and. I was disappointed in show another trailer for Hell. Blade and there's some other things like I. Don't know why they would show war. Hammer like that's kind of a game that. There's not a lot of like xbox you know fandom for that one avowed looks cool, and is from what I understand part of the pillars of eternity franchise. But Yeah I don't know like state of decay. Three I'm not like super stoked on. Do WanNa talk about some of these games there. They showed again I. Want to go back to avowed because that was the one that was I'm like That looks like a a successor to oblivion. I could really get into and could be because I've said before sky rim. I played thirty hours and I got stuck in the bug, and I couldn't get back. I still have it on the shelf. Right here. I'm just not going. I've gone back to it. I may go back to it, but I'm just. It didn't Hook me like oblivion, did and this to be so much more war about what oblivion had offered the deep contents. If, I get an xbox series X. it's four that game. Rather, new four is a new force always comes out with new system and I. Mean they're the type of games that can actually rule just showcase a new system, and how good the graphics are, and the res- The colors the shading all the nine yards, those racing games do it the best of course a new force. It was coming out. A new fable was very interesting, so. Saying something that was rumored to be worked on and to be working on, so i WanNa hear your thoughts on the new fable on the way. Could it be something that we could really get back into a series, or is it just too many years gone by? No I think that it is something we everyone will get back into I think even new players will get into because the the great thing about fable is that it's much like the final fantasy games. It's all a stand alone game. You know that there's nothing that feeds into. The next game granted in like two and three. They reference like the heroes of and they're talking about your character, and obviously like what you did in that game. They talk about that a little bit, but it's not. They're like. These games are like hundreds of years apart from each other, so yeah, no I definitely think especially if it's just being called fable, yeah, you almost like God a war like it feels like it's going be a new beginning. What worries me about the fable trailer though is? Is that. There is no game play. You know if there's no game play. It leads me to believe it's going to be twenty. What twenty twenty two at the earliest before we get our hands on this game up and I it feels much like the the was the elder scrolls six trailer. They showed it three last year with like our. You know we're not like actively working on this kind of work on air is a little video of some sky and stuff and you can of. Make your own assumptions on it. That's like this one was just that cute animation of the fairy. Get need of Ferrari and that was. It was a funny trailer, but yeah I just I. I don't have any hope for seeing it soon. Toasters and you're listening to pop culture cosmos podcast.
"Is it possible that there are big prehistoric animals that paleontologists have never discovered of course it is done. The distant past is poorly known and. Paleontologists find fossil evidence for new large animals all the time in two thousand nineteen to American researchers reported discovering the fossil remains of carnivorous mammal larger than a modern lion and even larger than. The prehistoric Sabertooth Tiger it live twenty two million years ago in what's now Africa really. Were they find it. They found it in a museum drawer at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya how museum drawer it's not as strange. As you might think decades ago a team of paleontologists dug up fossils of its jaw portions of its skull and some other parts of its skeleton but the team was looking for fossils of prehistoric apes so they. Just catalogued it started and forgot it so the modern researchers most of fun something interesting about the fossils that the earlier team didn't they did. They found that the fossil creature was a mammal but not closely related to any modern. Modern Group of mammals it was a member of an extinct group called the hyena dance for forty million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. They were the dominant group of Mammalian predators in Africa. They all died out when their environment changed the scientists named the Creature Simba Kuba Kotoka Africa since there were apes in Africa back then it's possible that this giant Predator with Canine teeth as big as bananas may have dined.
"kotoka" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"The switch tech that frankly anthem was always based on it goes all the way back to the Kotoka report that said it started actually anthem was idea of you and me setting out on a quest from eighty z. And as we go there and comeback, all the sudden things change and. Get difficult in the middle. And that was about that journey. And so, again, the world's supposed to like flip and that was what it was based on. It's strange. We've never seen that. It seems like they've been really trying to nail that tech. And I feel like that's what cataclysm and the next big test for anthem is like one can do that. And to can we actually get things to like chase and do in the world? There's not enough enemies, the fight not enough events and, and all that. But Tim, what's your take on this? This is such a bummer from every angle this compelling. I don't know that it is. Like I just feel oh yeah. I just feel like it's a lot of lip service. That's not really going anywhere. And I just to start with saying about the thirty or forty hour, Mark. They really had to come together and start working on the elder game. At that point, everyone kinda went oh hang on a minute. Calculations up. So it sounded like a understood going in. They were making two different games that weren't going to serve either audience. And we're just like shit hours in. It's not working kinda just feels like we thought that they'd get tricked along the way. Way. And they didn't. I mean that's one way. I read it. I read it as they developing a game as you often do. And they got to the point where it's finally pulling everything together, and they tried it, which was probably the end of last year. And like that's like it's not quite working. But this is the game. How do you would add to delay another year? I mean do that. Actual. Good game. I wish it was deleting..
"kotoka" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"For east boards and gaming on everyone listening on the fanatic and Philadelphia's wells everyone listening on ESPN, Pittsburgh, still ahead on checkpoint. XP. We'll check in on an interview that Kotoka did with Senator, Josh Holly over his upcoming box legislation. Plus we'll preview the new games coming out in June and give our thoughts on E three. Those discussions are ahead here today on checkpoint XP, but first, let's check in with Sarah Scott over at the checkpoint news desk, and get an east sports gaming update. Which appears to be in the testing phases of new subscriber only stream feature is, you could set your stream up to that non-subscribers could watch for a period of time, and then we'll be required to subscribe to continue watching, what an essence, create twitches. I pay per view, offering surprise this thing. Scribe only Chad, only bonuses for a long time. I am kinda surprised we've never seen this, but I guess which was kind of founded on, like the opposite idea that this is something for everybody. This really creative paywall though, like exactly, desma concern is that, you know, you have big events such as a combo breaker with took place over the weekend. That's the way for them to have another revenue stream. So for them to not do it kind of almost, does it make monetary sense. So could create a massive paywall for lot of what is what does this look like for bigger steamers, or imagine if ninja decided to he's? Now, a sub only string or I think what you would do it, as, you know, a couple of few days a week would be.
EA reportedly paid Ninja $1 million to stream 'Apex Legends'
"Getting into the big news of today. Guys are all wondering how much was ninja paid to stream apex legends. I mean, I know he was paid. And he said today's stream is a sponsored stream when he came on that day the very first day. It was just for that day that it was sponsored, but apparently a paid him one million US dollars to stream apex legends. These days. It's not uncommon to see big companies promote their gains by cutting deals with top YouTubers and streamers, but how much does one of those deals cost law in a chameleon haired twitch king Tyler ninja Blevins, the number could be as high as one million dollars. Although it hasn't been confirmed citing anonymous source Reuters published a report today saying publisher EA paid ninja one million to play apex legends and tweet about it the day after the game launched on February fourth ninja has over thirteen million followers on twitch, not to mention some twenty odd million on YouTube, meaning that anything streams or post via video. We'll get an astronaut. Nominal amount of exposure that said even by ninja standards. One million dollars is a significant chunk of change in December. He told CNN he makes about five hundred thousand per month and a lot more in a quote good month. Although Kotoka was not able to independently confirmed for acidy of route report to people who have worked with ninja said he was paid six hundred thousand for one of last year these people who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about the deal asked that we not named the event when asked for comment ninja did not reply in while EA declined to specifics than e erupted tau Khotak that the company had a multi part marketing program for apex legends that included paid engagements with some contact creator that the launch game as you looked at quickly introduced the game to world, and what a brilliant idea. I think I mean what else better way to market your game. Apex legends. Just seriously. Great great job, respond entertainment. Not EA EA. Probably. Well, they might have had some help into it. But what a brilliant way to market a game. No marketing at all. No pre hype. No sitting here at EA EA stupid. I can't think about not you're probably thinking about it right now are off the top of your head yellow. That means screaming at the screen. I don't I forgot. I forgot whatever that gaming convention is that apparently Sony, PlayStation, maybe one other company are pulling out of this year.
"kotoka" Discussed on GSMC Social Media News Podcast
"Is definitely not seven rings. There was a photo. This was posted to her Japanese Twitter account. I did not know she a Japanese Twitter account. But I guess when you're that famous. You have different Twitter accounts in different languages. I guess that makes sense. But she posted this to Japanese Twitter account has since been deleted from her Instagram, but it's a picture of her palm tattoo, and the website Kotoka, which is a news and opinion site about games saw this picture. And then they were the ones that pointed out that apparently it reads schicchi urine or small charcoal grill. And according to this website, the tattoo symbols technically mean, seven and ring. But when you put the two characters together, they take on a different meaning which the different meaning being small charcoal grill, not seven rings, and I guess that's just written differently in Japanese. I guess the words seven rings. If you're trying to read it in the Kanji, it's a lot longer because if you see the picture of our anagram dice tattoo looks like it's just two characters. But if she were to actually have it say seven rings, it's like it's much longer string of characters. So I mean, they pointed out that technically those two characters means seven rings. But when they're put together, they don't which I feel like if you're English speaking, this is kind of weird to wrap your head around. It's like a little strange for me to think about that. The two words could be seven rings. But then you combine them and they like the two characters combined. Don't mean that. But anyway, the string of characters for seven rings, or none assu no UB wa that string of characters does actually appear in Arianna ground as music video for the song seven rings. But that's not what was tattooed on her hand, Arianna. Has said. That she's okay with the misspelling to at least when I read this story. She was okay. I know people have still been talking about it installed kind of dragging her down for it. But in a now deleted tweet, she wrote that she left out the characters that should have gone in between the symbols again to make it say seven rings. She left them out and to quote it hurt like fudge. But she did not say fudge. She said a different f word kind of like the word duck, but different. And then she said that she wouldn't have lasted another symbol Ella mayo. And she continues the spot also peels ton and won't last. So if I miss it enough I'll suffer through the whole thing next time. So she's saying that the spot in her tattoo that will not be permanent forever because there are certain parts of your body where tattoos not stay forever. Kind of like if you get to in the inside of your lip. It won't stay forever at all eventually peel. So she's saying that hurt a bunch, and that's why she didn't get all the characters to properly. Say seven rings. But apparently if she really wants it, she'll go back and get it and just suffer through the pain. So good for you. I will not be suffering to the pain of gain a hand tattoo or tattoo. That sounds terrible. I guess she also jokes that she is a fan of tiny barbecue grills. So that's good that you also like small grills. Support that Arianna. You know, I just feel like whatever auto wants to do. She can do if she wants get a tattoo that says small barbecue grill. I support that. If you wanna get to that says big barbecue grill, that's fine too. You know, I don't know what you're trying to make up for. But if you want to do it. Sure sure, I won't question. Maybe it'll just behind your back. But if she wants to get one and fix it. And have it say seven rings than go for it? I think it's kind of funny that she has a tattoo that says small Parbat Q krill. I don't know. Maybe I'm not saying, I'm not volunteering myself. But a fan out there should just get the words small barbecue grill tattooed on their body English just for support or we could just get the other tattoos other tattoos..
"kotoka" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"Nothing. Like banging your knee. On the table. I hit my knee on that spot once a week over there. It's miserable. Yeah. You get used to it. Back. You lose feeling in your leg deal anymore. You just kind of cross that bridge completely lose feeling. That's fine. We're back with the news that. And we're back this just in breaking news at this hour Electronic Arts doesn't understand how to make Star Wars games. Apparently. Could just put in light sabers and all your favorite characters. There you go. Yeah. I don't know Luke boxes and lights. Yeah. That's the my new Star Wars game. We're pretty excited about this comes to us from Kotoka who's reporting the EA has cancelled its open world Star Wars game. If you remember correctly. There was a game that visceral was working on code-named rag tag was an Amy Hennig joints and got kind of canned or I guess like the studio got shut down and development of that game or a game. Using some of those assets was moved to Vancouver. And they rebooted it and making it into an open world game. And apparently now that has been cancelled according to talk who sources. Yeah. And let's see the. The kind of going through some of this stuff quote about like correct me if I'm wrong here. Some sort of see how we could make this a service for people who enjoy for years. They kind of had to backpedal and do all sorts of other stuff around that. But yes, like the time of that game. You know, news of that game and visceral kind of going away. There was talk about like, oh, you know, games a service and this stuff. This is what we want to do. So what players want this is? So it pave the way for the seems to be the thing that maybe they would be working on. They. Yeah. And you know, you line that up with everything that went on with battlefront two. I just don't I don't get it. I mean, it's it's maybe one of the hottest properties in the world Star Wars like you're just mass market appeal Star Wars video game. There have been a lot of a lot of them even the mediocre ones. I feel like do relatively well by being attached to Star Wars. It really is fascinating to me that they just can't seem to do it. Yeah. Because they've had to deal with with. Disney now for and maybe that's the thing that chain. Disney is really hard to work with. About how long you think about how at the end of every kingdom arts development. You hear stories about people say we're never doing another way. We are never working with them. Like come out that originally, you know, the developers of battlefield to this. Their story. Didn't just wanted like cosmic costumes and stuff like that. And disney. We want them to look like this. So you got to figure out something else to do which kind of led to the boxes. Yeah. There's stories about when marvel having issues the moral versus series. So maybe Disney just sucks. I don't know. Yes. I believe it. But also. Get to where they were today by being lax with their sport. Yeah. Yeah. I guess you're right. I guess there's something to be said for being protective of your shit. Yeah. So okay. Yes. Here's the quote, you were talking about it has become clear that deliver an experience the players will wanna come back to enjoy for a long time to come. We needed to pivot. The design is kind of part of that that larger quote. We just wanted because I think last year between the red dead and God of war showed new you can make a good single layer game. These days people are going to buy and allowed about right? But I think at the same time they probably got to spend that much time and that much money on red dead because of GTE online and the potential for read that online. You know, like they kind of just found a different way of going about it. This changes over the studio over there. You know, you remember Jade, Raymond got out of motive, which is as like storytelling studio, or whatever that was on this stuff back in October. And let's see a apparently this project was code named orca. According to the taco piece, and it would Volve playing scoundrel or bounty hunter who explore various open world plants and work with different factions across the universe..
"kotoka" Discussed on Deadcast
"And in only the last four of those are they able to make anything approaching market value. And that's what the fucked up arbitration system where it some old guy. Who's like how many RBI's did you have because that's the market setting number which doesn't bear any reality to have teams actually analyze pay for performance. Obviously needs a very fundamental reorientation. So that younger players are paid a lot more in a lot sooner. I think that's the way you'll get more money into the player market. Yeah. It's just so much easier for teams to go that prospect route to not have to invest big money into any one person to just sort of like take a guess on. I don't know hundreds of different players who don't get paid anything. And just kind of see you pans out. It's so much easier to sell that when it's not working. It's easier to lake I mean the payroll or if it's working the advantage. It's like, the the process hustle. Yeah. Exactly yours Emerson about how like teams aren't thinking hard enough. But I also think they're just taking kind of a lazy way out sometimes the vision to kind of the fire sale thing. Yeah. The division that you guys both care about his head. I mean, it's just been defined by that certainly like this like the twins are kinda shooting their shot within their like cheesy limits like the Indians are actively trying to get worse because they basically realized that they could win that division by two games. They're like what do we need for? Right. White Sox minute. I'm being Mindy. Put you on the clock because right now, the White Sox actually are interesting. For instance, they signed a guy that that. I know you're big fan of last week. You wrote a John Jay, the wonderful, John J I want to take this moment, by the way to apologize for John to John Jay for calling shitty player. When the fact is is I've been reminded by many, many, many deadspin readers. He's much better at playing baseball than I am. And I couldn't hope to come up to the major leagues and not hit home runs or performance. Well as heated, and I take that I take that point to heart. He is in fact, a much better baseball player than I am, and I should have taken that into account that will not count against your White Sox minute time. I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm seriously going to start a clock at sixty seconds. We're gonna go to a break and come back and do the fun bag. But you want to get some White Sox should out of your system for a minute. Yeah. I will. I will tell me when to go three two. I will I will actually raise a sincerely interesting and exciting point about the White Sox bears of the conversation. We were just having which is that they bring some of their top prospects down to the Dominican Republic with the idea that American born players can have a better sense of the experience and background of players who were coming up, and, you know, try to bridge what can be something of a divide and a lot of clubhouses where you have, you know, Dominican guys over here. And you have you know, guys who have pickup trucks with guns in them over here. So that they can work together for the betterment of the team. This is another one of those ideas that so fucking obvious and cost nothing that it's stunning that this is some sort of evolutionary insight that somebody's had. But it's good. They're doing it. And the more creative thinkers that we have the Chicago White Sox brain trust in baseball. The better yet terrific. Also, you got four seconds. Remaining. Let's just carry that forward with some moderate amount of interest into the next episode of the dead cast, and we'll take a break, and we'll come back and open up the fun bag. Good. Hi, I'm Kirk Hamilton. And I'm Jason Shire. We're the hosts of Kotoka split-screen podcast all about the weird world of video games. Each week. We talk about the biggest gains were playing and we hear from a variety of guests from the world of gaining. We talk about games like destiny player unknowns battlegrounds and the legend of Zelda our guests include visionary game, developers which YouTube personalities and occasionally VO Jack horsemen cast members us wherever you get your podcasts..
"kotoka" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"And we're back for another episode of Kotoka split screen. I am brand spanking new co host Mattie Myers, and I'm joined perhaps as always by other co host Jason Trier. Hello, matty. Hey, jason. And guess what? I'm also joined perhaps as always by other other co host Kirk Hamilton, you sure are. Hello. Matty, it's nice to see you today since necessarily both. Yeah. Three days at St. sec-. Even though Kirk you have some news that you have to share with all of our listeners out there. I do I do some news to share. So your listeners may have seen this news on Kentucky dot com. And I will preface this news by saying that nothing about split-screen is changing. And I am staying as a co host and producer one big thing is changing. Yeah. Live in Manny. Nothing further is changing that changed last week. Nothing further is changing related to my announcement. Which is that I am leaving Kotoka at the end of the year as a fulltime staff. I'm excited about it. But I understand I understand why people then trumpet call. I get. Yes. I gotta go. I gotta go play the oboe. This e is calling Kirk is leaving. That would be great. I've got some some shipping manifests to go fulfill. No, I'm I'm leaving talk you as a fulltime writer and staying on as a host of split-screen. This is something I've been planning for quite some time. And kind of always knew that I would eventually do. But just never I don't know. Like, they're kept being a reason not to. But you know, I was a musician and a private in a previous life. I'm sure a lot of people know that. And that was always something that I wanted to do with my life, and I went to school for that. And studied that into that for a long time, and then sort of wound up what the hell I'm gonna write about video games for money. I guess and then that just kept going going and getting bigger and more. Between those interests for people there is. Yeah, it's not the most games are basically music, and Chris Dahlen write something about that of Kirk Hamilton actually like that several times I was just trying to as just trying to bait. That is one of my fundamental sort of of understanding games anyways. Yes. So I am I like announced this an hour ago. We record this. I'm sort of going to be a little bit at loose ends because I'm very caffeinated and have been, you know, getting ready to announce this obviously telling about it and stuff, but it's a major move in my life. I'm moving on. I'm going to be doing music full time. I have a bunch of musical projects to be doing. I'm very excited about also keeping myself open to just whatever may come yet. Anyone out there wants to hire Kirk to do music for them. They should hit them up. They I mean, I am. I am happy to talk about that. If anyone wants to and you know, I'll be doing strong songs my new game or my new music podcasts. She game podcast. I think it's that now because we were talking about how games and music are the. And so, you know, it's kind of. So I'm all mixed. Let's the final boss of beyond phase of a single eighties. The final boss is actually also beyond say, but it Sasha. Here's I was going to say the final boss is getting a man to commit to you finally. But. Right. Anyway, I'm excited. We don't have to go talk about it forever. It's it's wild. This is like the biggest shift of maybe ever made in my professional career. I am nervous about it. But also very excited, and it's mental to hear from people that I've heard from so far that just said they liked my writing, and I don't know that's been a little overwhelming. But really cool. I'm feeling a lot of feelings. Well, of course, you'll still doing the pocket. So you'll be like updating us as time goes on. We'll talk about your life and your like newfound born again. Resisting career? Yeah. I'm sure I'm sure we'll talk about that too. I'll still be playing games and this'll be my main outlet for like games thoughts. So I'm going to be just saving all my thoughts for the podcast each week. So that'll be funny guys left to deal with me coming to be like, okay. Yeah. So. We're talking to thirty minutes by Kirk gambles. Get ready for a monologue..
"kotoka" Discussed on 1A
"And this is really hard to explain to people inside of the games world, whether they're players or their developers. I write a lot for the Atlanta. And when I write about technology or when I write about, you know, other forms of culture, lots and lots of people connect and they read it. And when I write about games, many, many fewer do. It's still kind of a niche topic. And when it arises, it tends to arise in this kind of like black magic sort of way like, why is it that that people are so compelled by tetras or wire kids playing this online game four tonight so much. There's always been this anxiety about games even among those who play them, but may not sort of recognize out loud that they do. I do wanna get more into that as we continue our conversation with Ian, but ghost of Georgia Tech. Let's add another voice to the conversation. Now Cecilia Diaz is a senior reporter for the video game news site Kotoka Cecilia welcome. Thank you for having me. Thanks for making time for us. Are there certain kinds of games that you find are getting the most attention? I, it seems like historically, the popular one seems to be the one that's targeted. I mean there used to be laws against pinball games related to gambling decades ago. And I, I wonder if they are sir. Certain genres or certain platforms for games that this debate tends to focus on today. Well, you mentioned fortnight and I don't know if a week has gone by since it was released that a concerned parent hasn't written some post on some website about how much of it their kid is playing. I think there's a lot of conversation around that game in particular right now. Yeah, I can. I've tried fortnight. I just I, I can't. I can't, but but describe fortnight for us. It's it's kind of like multi player shooting game that also includes some like creative engineering and architecture, right? Yes, yes, fortnight is a very, very fun game. It is a survival shooter. So one hundred people are dropped onto an island and the last person standing wins, and they have weapons at their disposal with which they can eliminate other players. Also, they are able to build fortresses to get high ground to shield themselves. There's a lot of quick thinking and innovation, and it's very reflects based game to fortnight is also one of these games that's that's actually free to play. Like there are a few games like fortnight, which I could not get into war frame which way to deep into that cost, nothing to download the whole game, but then you can pay for additional. Tools and power ups and weapons. Is that right? Correct. Yes. Fortnight makes a killing off of selling costumes selling, you know, different equipment for players selling different emotes or sort of dances that players can do in this way. The these are ways players can express themselves in the game and build a stronger connection with their avatars in the game. Tyler writes, I'm thirty two years old and have been an avid PC gamer since my first IBM computer in the early nineties. For some of us like me, we've used gaming as a way to cope and escape. I suffered for years of crippling anxiety disorder and gaming with a community like world of warcraft, has helped me get through that tough time and eventually overcome my disorder through role playing. Unfortunately, the gaming industry knows very well how to tap into those dopamine receptors and get you to keep playing. Darryl tweeted, gaming, I believe is not an addiction. Granted, in my own experience, it seems more to be a coping mechanism for other mental. Issues. My family, I'm sure considers it an addiction Cecilia. What do you make of this? I hear plenty of people say that gaming for them is kind of a social coping mechanism. Is that part of the kind of way in in terms of the concern over addiction that is exploiting a vulnerable area? That's a big question. Gaming certainly is popularly recognized as a coping mechanism for people who have social anxiety, people who have depression and people who have sort of mental health conditions that might make it more difficult for them to interact with people in the day to day and interacting with people.
"kotoka" Discussed on What's Good Games
"The same pieces players were wearing when the tower fell last year when destiny to launched it starts with the shattered set which drops it to forty and can be upgraded to the rekindled set at three forty. And finally players can upgrade their gear all the way to resplendent, which is set exclusively at four hundred light level. So this is great. There's a lot more details to be learned about the source of heroes for those of you out there who are enquiring minds and would like to know of course, we just had guardian con. I wanna give a big shoutout to all of the guardians who raised two point, seven million dollars for Saint Jude's guarding gone, so definite round of applause for that. That's awesome. What an amazing charity strain that everybody did down there in Florida. The. Destiny store that I wanna take onto this before we talk about this is that Nolan north will voice Cade six in destitute, forsaken. So this is a headline that I had to read twice, like, wait what? What? What is this? So this was from game informer in a strange turn of events. Nolan north will be taking over the voice work for Cade six destiny to forsake him. Nathan Fillion was quote unavailable to reprise his role. He told Kotoka split-screen podcasts. He had to say about the strange. He had this to say about the strange situation quotes. Unfortunately, these things don't work out and is a little bit heartbreaking. But if it has to go to someone else than thank God, it goes to someone absolutely love and the fans love. The character wasn't good hands even weirder. That's the end of the quote. What does even weirder is that fill in just played Nathan Drake in an uncharted fan film, released this week, a role that no-one north is known for in some alternate universe. The two of them are just playing some elaborate. Prank based on an esoteric inside joke. Now, we now live in a world where Nolan north will most likely be talking to Nolan north of coming to expansion ever since he took on the duties of ghost from Peter Dink. Ledge, if other characters voice actors move on to take over the her spots as well. We'll be deputy game. Eventually voice entirely by Nolanda orth time, tell and Steimer rights of vary. Riveting piece of comment. In the show notes, she highlighted the, you're going to be replaying these story missions and the source of heroes and says, Borys. Like, oh, cool. Here is my excitement level of, I think called of heroes. Sounds cool. What's? Oh, you're just replacing story missions. Never mind. Goodbye..
Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash
"The us the eu and japan the boards of both companies have already approved the deal and quote tech crunch notes that it's a bit of a surprise to see a chip maker like broadcom acquire a software and services company broadcom ceo hocktan released a statement that said quote this transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world's leading infrastructure technology companies with its sizable installed base of customers see a is uniquely positioned across the growing and fragmented infrastructure software market and its mainframe enterprise offer franchises will add to our portfolio of mission critical technology businesses we intend to continue to strengthen these franchises to meet the growing demand for infrastructure software solutions and quote but as tech crunch notes that statement doesn't exactly explain the rationale behind this deal other than by merely hinting at a product line diversification attempting to buy a fellowship maker qualcomm tom had the obvious logic of industry consolidation but this purchase essentially means broadcom is entering an entirely new business though this deal does have the advantage that it's unlikely the us government will try to block it axios says quote the qualcomm experience suggests that broadcom which was based in singapore before redone asylum to the us is unlikely to get regulatory approval for another chip deal so it's going with a software play instead kind of like win intel bought mcafee though as axios own enough read tweeted quote dear broadcom you know intel is trying to get out of mcafee right this after noon and an auction at the law firm ropes and gray llp in new york city the remaining assets of gawker more than fifty domain names in archive of two hundred thousand articles going back nearly twenty years some social media accounts and a sort of trademarks were all purchased by bustle and bleacher report founder brian goldberg at the time of this recording i could not confirm the actual purchase price but the opening bid did come in at one point one three million dollars and some have tweeted that the winning bid was one point three five million if you'll recall gaca media was forced into bankruptcy after losing a lawsuit brought by hulk hogan a case which it later was revealed had been secretly financed all along by peter thiel other gawker properties including moto jesu bell kotoka and deadspin were bought by univision communications for one hundred thirty five million dollars but nobody wanted to pick up gawker and it's archives until today no word on what brand goldberg intends to do with gawker yet but as many have pointed out on twitter goldberg was the target of some fairly scathing gawker post back in the day gawker once called bleacher report quote an enormously popular sports site written by and for idiots and quote so will goldberg resurrect gawker or did he simply by to bury it time'll tell this actually hasn't been a happy week for the memory of gawker media in a related story just two years after buying the former gawker media which has now been renamed gizmodo media group univision media is reportedly putting that property back on the market also up for sale the onion which univision bought around the same time so not only are gizmodo and company looking for.
"kotoka" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Music singing though coming out of a green painted back the traditional meeting place just outside the family house insight i find cindy lighter an activist pommel and his singing friends marie local government this insect has many names but thank you but then donal kotoka veto and they were here once in plenty perhaps it is because of climate change or human activity but then vanished this insect was a symbol of hope and light in the darkness elders and points to them saying that someone could is like a who shutters the cover of darkness sick allama too and the hit him in oceania enough without a on the hit him in the but then you do this is cindy was the doctors of hatred your love and affection was like juge new for me when i was losing hope your affection uplifted my soul like a new shuttling the doctors around other than just butter and rid firefly's a very very significant part of our culture and our life has also disappeared firefly's traditionally what part of stories part of poetry popular culture popular imagination folklore film songs symbols of hope symbols of light symbols of natural wonder and with the disappearance of firefly's all that is left out which is a tremendous loss to see in the dark splashing firefly's into oblivion clear then that is pitch black darkness firefly's strife then we bring artificial light firefly's disappear doc arabia bid ask for tijuana's right the model here used in nearby lands behind the dam are leading to the extinction of firefly's will and increasing desertification and the cutting down of trees changing wind patterns increased amount of sunlight and the encroachment of other wild animals in the area changing the food chain leading to the disappearance of firefly's button karachi dusty stuff down it's ideal place to watch firefly's people told me that they use to wash them in large number the india has largely unchanged it's open it's green but firefly's have vanished the reason is obvious lots of light lots of pollution outside is this part of the ecological degration is part of the ugly expansion of townships of an ism cheese shifty infrastructure so these things were becoming effective on one of.
"kotoka" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"But i would imagine you're going to see it really get going especially when they see their favorite streamers happening and if it is cool when you become like what does it really mean like you know we joked around about the snap but is it that are you going to be able to switch between stones are you gonna be able to rewind time probably not but it's probably like lamest version of it you just super powerful and nine plants stats are up to then the best way i think it'd be fucking cool and i know for eating ourselves so sorry guys but like i feel like this mode with this type of game like a numbers based game of how many people are there yeah the whole point of the mod having people die that's super cool at random i love that i hope they do that kill slain by fantas for the fucking cool i'm really excited see it's more i will never ever get the gotland i'm sure maybe i could i guess i don't know maybe i don't know i mean i'm into this idea i like all the things you've got to call backs to the movies i like what you're doing their number two on the rope report they're hiring for news elva let's this is brian ashcroft over at kotoka who writes nintendo has a level designer job listing for working on the legend of zelda series the gig is that the company's kyoto headquarters the job entails working on dungeons the field or map cut scenes as well as designing enemies nintendo is looking for those with experiences game planners the listing is in japanese and states that confidence in one japanese ability is necessary due to the group work nature of the position parentheses note the application forms geared towards people already living in japan brian's article goes on to give you way more details and salary and all that jazz if you're actually interested in it but tim i'm interested in what's going on in your noggin abaza in fact so is tyler cabs who writes into kind of funny dot com slash kfi tyler says reading greg high energy voice gatorade height moment getty's could talk who listed in article today stating that nintendo is looking for a new employee for level design on the legend zelda series.
"kotoka" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"One of our great internationalists investment in america for years here's is zero sum administration trump navarro was you know modest paper that important people like you tore to shreds to be blunt pet are we still having trump mercantilism is that really what were representing the beijing action great term trump mercantilism or trump anti mercantilism career we're seeing this this is a strange world tom it's changing we just talked about it a few minutes ago and the evolution of our world trade and monetary dynamics are extraordinary there's no time in history that we've seen any thing like fasts and so i don't know where this goes but i think we have rejection of this initiative of barriers and redo everything and rip it up i ever david i think we should because of time you're of mr kotoka the interested our national audience has in the election of the election david you've got the wonderful perspective of arguably a proxy for the nation in pennsylvania near years and years of being there who won last night philadelphia pittsburgh city's one to say sanctuary city sanctuary cities one that's where the victory was and the second part was the re the deep base is rejecting an a year of belligerency not all of it but some of it and that is in a row gm which i think is substantial we we think a wave election i'm mean this is not a political statement from me we think a wave election could be set up within one year we we look ahead but let's look back as well at the year that we've seen since the election of of two thousand sixteen it is how widely beyond what you expected this you play out for markets perspective route markets settle for a rally on on trump victory be caught immediately limo media late but that's because all the people who were afraid of it had sold so you had the markets washed out market had to go you could see it in the dynamics of the market in measure it which we do in our shop now in a different place and the one thing mix now changing is that dynamic of weather we'll even get a tax bill in one little look like and that was the last straw hope and it looks like that too is.
"kotoka" Discussed on WTMA
"Want to say that the market like that but we are getting at that's going to help but i would tell you that if we don't get the thing you're talking about than i would be very cautious in lighten up on stock from this market that's my view guy we will we jason for important view on gulf a step further and then i'm going to give dave kotoka whack at it all right so note no tax cut scenario you'd say use lighting up on stocks and i just want to ask you about the other big categories dollar bonds gold well you know i mean if you you're gonna put bear without without back cattle us you know u uh it's hard it be hard for me too big too short bond with part of that is uh to feel that way i mean the hour where the dollar's going were us yields are compared to the other developed country uh you know all our our bond yields are high and co uh i i look i want to be what you're what your proposing here with kiev hack and infrastructure and catalyst to the economy and then earnings which are ultimately going to drive dirye you're going to get a boost in earnings and f and p 25 pond well look back and say you know that was a moment where a lot of things came together and wasn't really that overvalued but today there's a lot of ifs on the table to take the next leg up enough market and i just want to be washington get its act together yes well wall held our breath but we can't hold our breath at long that's right dave contract what's your in investment strategy.
"kotoka" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Friends dave kotok chairman cia of cumberland advisers and run for chefs ski ceo and share chairman of boarded steve will nicholas and company ride just to pick up where we left off so if you get the tax cuts particularly on the business side and i am turning more optimistic but you made his serie my point is if you get him if if if if i wanna be long stocks long the dollar short bonds and short gold and i just wondered if you had a reaction to that warrior work i agree i mean i i don't want our now i'll be burden upon or air larry in the pack about their their airport where are in perfect if we get hack reform act will go down if we get repaid create and then walk all i think that your long barrack they're your code gold your football but here's what if what if we go yeah not good and i'm going to put it right that was going to be my next question to you what if we doubt all right all disappointed and we go home christmas time and you know the swamp in washington produce nothing rocket chefs de how would you advisor investors in that scenario i think that if you if we get none of the political daniela that work that i think chris required and i do agree but a hurricane it giving it to work on cork not way you look for the people in those state impact of that you know they don't like and i don't want to fake you know that the market like that but we are getting at that going to help but i would tell you that if we don't get the finger talking about than i would be very cautious and lighten up on dot com that's mark about my view guy we will we digested important view on gulf a step further and i'm going to give dave kotoka whack at it right so note no tax cut scenario you'd say you'd lighten up on stocks and i just want to ask you about.
"kotoka" Discussed on KKAT
"Making money makes sense you're listening to the larry kudlow show sandler larry kudlow you in that tweet neat larry underscore kudlow la tweets coming in not so much for stocks yet but more on the trump pelosi's schumer daca emigration stuff we're gonna get to that at the top of the hour meanwhile too investment experts and friends dave kotok chairman and ceo of cumberland advisers and ronkko chef ski ceo and share chairman of the board of steve will nicholas and company ron just to pick up where we left off so if you get the tax cuts particularly on the business side and i am turning more optimistic but you may disagree my point is if you guetta if if if if i'd wanna be long stocks long the dollar short bonds and short gold and i just wanted if you had a reaction to that area look i agree i mean i don't wanna be prepared apart area in part about their here if we bear in and prepare built here we get hack reform if the pact will go down if we get repaid create and you know been uh i think that your long barrack where your code gold your back there but what if what if we go yeah no i'm good and i'm gonna put it that was going to be my next question to you what if we don't all right while disappointed and we go home christmas time and you know the swamp in washington produces nothin' rock necessity how would you advise it vestager's in that scenario i think that if you if we get none of the fiscal stimulus that work that i think is required and i do agree but the hurricane giving it to work on pork not way you know for the people in no date impacted that you know that they don't like and i don't want to say that the market like that but we are getting at that going to help but i would tell you that if we don't get the thing you're talking about than i would be very cautious in lighten up on stock com this market that my view guy we will we digestive for important view on gulf a step further and then i'm going to give dave kotoka wack at it i so note no tax cut scenario you'd see you'd lighten up on stocks and i just.
"kotoka" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"People don't love that and then i've noticed all sudanese sports a couple of times where the article will be about what it what happened in the match but it will also be about the antics or the thing that the person did during the game which you would totally see in regular sports coverage but is sort of unusual or at least uncomfortable for some people in east for its matti i guess what do you think about that about that tension i mean it it's super depends on the players that i don't wanna make a huge generalization hero at short i am large i feel like a lot of the eu spurts press that we've covered has been cool with it even when they're really obscure players like when i was writing about that call of duty player and all the stuff about his love life that was coming up on twitter q is actually like excited to be covered even though i was like worried that he wouldn't be but he talked and rethink and is so some players like the idea of being a celebrity and sort of fantasize that a site like dad's been would cover them some day and feel like they're ryan lee getting the coverage they deserve that is predominantly the attitude however there are totally exceptions and i think the fighting game community is like the go to example for this where there's been a history of just unfair coverage in some racist coverage of them that's happened and so that a lot of members of that community feel suspicious of a perceived outsider coming in and some people used to see kotoka is that outsider although i'd like to think that like my staff and the in walkers are frequent freelancers stuff has sort of may change that um by that's definitely just a reason for some gaming communities to feel nervous about somebody from the media coming in who may not be familiar with their seen and might just covers stuff in a way that doesn't work but that's i mean it's just something that we think about if you're writing about a person you have to think like add to what extent are they a public figure and eu sports stuff is getting broadcast on tv in lake st fighter was part of eu leagues so you know relating about what punk is doing like.
"kotoka" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"My question is if we did note existed maybe nintendo diagnose this through nubby do like i wonder if this if if robots as just benefited from from flying into the radar like these like a do you get any sense that this is going to end or is this just like a cool secret place that just or a place that these companies have decided they don't care about i think that is why i guess we'll see i guess we'll see after that sir i mean there was something we talked about while you are looking into this story is like if nintendo didn't know about this before they will cnn kotoka and then what happens but also because this was so big it's hard to imagine than intend ya wasn't aware of it before so i don't know we'll see interesting better than his interesting i like when people do that kind of thing hopefully nothing happens to exists and again i have set to iran news and him number three this sense of personal favorite dragon quest builders two was announced over the weekend and said dragging chris builders very underrated game from last year may be one of my favorite games of 2016 um is a kind of across the tween dragon class in minecraft where you build your own little town and it scott quest and story and it's really really good just really well designed really wellmade i like it wave better the my graft um hopefully it as this one draghi was voters who is coming to ps4 and switch and hopefully comes to the us 'cause i will play the hell out of it on switch uh the last game i played on vida and it was really good on their but switch seems even more fitting and yeah i'm just really excited about it it's going to have multiplayer which is with one thing the first son lacked um i remember us talking about how we wish errors multiplayer that and it has a a paraglider like a breath of a wild style paraglider and you can just jump all things and glide down so you out just really cool stuff all around.
"kotoka" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg daybreak thanks michael let's get reaction to yesterday's fed this asian and look ahead now for that we bring in bloomberg's john tucker good morning john good morning karen former federal reserve vice chairman alan blinder says it's clear the foot reserve is trying to lift the era of the balloon they are trying to nudge the market's direction this more favorable to the fed what would that mean mm i want to say crashed the stock market they don't want to do that but slow the stock market down and get bond rates going up rather than down and while the federal reserve believes you'd inflation will pick up there is a lot of scepticism on wall street and gaming of future fed moves may be an exercise in futility according to david kotoka cumberland advisers we're going to have a new fed probably five of the seven governor seats hoover new personalities janet yellen i think to seventy two seventy three i go see her being reappointed there's no expectation albert michael gaping chief us economist at barclays under york says there is the risk the feds to completion of inflation and more than just transitory factors are keeping it from rising bob and current john's o could live with us thanks later this morning it's another central bank and focus on the bank of england announces its first policy decision since the uk general election last week in berg's christine aquino reports from our london bureau economists surveyed by bloomberg say the bank of england will probably keep monetary policy unchanged in a meeting that fathers data showing faster than forecast inflation and weaker than expected earnings growth governor mark heine will probably look past a pickup in cpi in reiterate the challenges faced by consumers which would likely limit growth in the uk services or guaranteed economy today's decision will be the last one for policymaker kristen ford's could assented last night in favor of a rate hike christina keno bloomberg daybreak london thanks christain dutch bank announcing a new structure.