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"matty hello kirk" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"I talk a bit about Dan houser leaving Rockstar or games. Then get into the Games. We've been playing with special focus on the evil within to death stranding and then we bring on Kacoos own Paul Tamayo to talk about journey to the savage planet in Dragon's dogma. Before closing out with some off topic talk of the wire dunkirk. Cheer and the good place along with a very special update about last Sunday's super super bowl all that and a frog tastic music pick plus a whole lot more sustained around. And we're back. Welcome back to Kentucky split-screen. My name is Kirk Hamilton. And I am I'm joined by Maddie Meyers. Hello Matty Hello Kirk. It's me it's nice to see you. We are Jason Schreier for another still another week another week after this one. So he's he's not around. Though fans of Jason Schreier there will be a little surprise for you toward the end of this episode. That will hopefully be cool though Mattie and I don't uh-huh curious about that will stay tuned and you'll find out would I don't think so we are going to be. We have a very special guest for the middle segment. That's going to be pretty fun. We talk about Dragon's dogma. And before that before we get into the games I haven't played first off. I want to give a little google update. So right. You've been trying to get off Google. Yes I've been avoiding Google. Just kind of as an experiment. Something I could talk about on the show kind because Google is kind of terrifying and have a lot of data I love how much data they have on me and I'm so kind of fatalist about at all like where you know that facebook book is tracking me. I haven't had a facebook account for years or it's been deactivated but I'm sure they're still tracking me lake through all these things. I think. This is the exact way that it works for. Everyone though is that we've all become fatalist. Fatalist about it. which is part of why I decided to do this? Is that fatalism tech companies capitalize on it. They know that we all are like well. I don't have any privacy you anymore anyway okay. I guess. Everything's going to be sold to an advertiser benefits them. I absolutely and to try to experiment with like well. What would be like using those services? So that's what I've been doing doing. I have been using duck duck. Go as my search engine I still use g mail so you know still doing that. but just for search have been trying to not use Google and I thought I'd give an update on how that's been going so it's been a while now. I can't remember when it was that I started doing this. But I've been using duck duck go as my primary search engine for months and months and months so it's been like now I don't don't think about it anymore but I do have to say I've found a thing that I require. Google search for there is like one thing that it's much much better for so duck duck go is basically fine for find defined like whatever the wikipedia page for an album or video game or something or the release date of a game or news articles. Like great for that kind of thing. The thing that Google is really good at is people like if you need to find what people are saying like conversations on message boards. That's what Google is. Google is way better at least then. Duck Duck Oh and that's been my primary reference point for example and I'll talk about it in a bit but I've been playing evil within two and there will be times times where I'm like. Okay I know I picked up this one item and it triggered this one event. What does that mean for my game? I screwed myself. You know that kind of question you'll have about and like if I look forward untucked go. It just finds a couple of hinted sites that are kind of more general. But it doesn't find you. The thing that you know is out there. If you've been like googling video games for a long time about them you know. They're huge forum threads about this specific thing and the question I always have is like okay. Well that's what I need to read. I need to we know what the people on the ground say because in some steam thread. Someone's asked about this and like five people responded and they got a good answer and that's where the nation is and that's what I have to turn to Google for so so I do and I do Google. I'll be like I still have it on chrome so I pull up chrome because they usually use fire Fox. But I'll pull up chrome and I'll be like okay and I look and it's like huge lists of people talking talking. All of this. Foreign threats are right there and I'm like this is what Google is good at surfacing in their searches is like what people are actually saying about thing. They've got which kind of makes sense because they're like building this database abuse of people and they know who we all are like what everyone is saying. Yeah it's really the most useful Lincoln response to it like how to find such and such object or did I just get myself out of this thing in game title like that automatically. spawns a bunch of reddit threads a bunch of steam threads leads back game gave us. which game facts now in games two you? I just know that's going to be the most reliable source of information. There's the whole thing where people are like. We don't need game journalism anymore. Game websites need to exist. We can just have read it threads and while I of of course things that that's like totally wrong headed and a million ways you can understand if your primary information you're looking for is like did I get myself. How do I get this item? Like the best information mation. You're gonNA find his ninety nine percent of the time going to be a forum thread somewhere. Yes people source crowdsource information. That is actually the best way to find that stuff. But that kind of Info Games journalism school too many other ways absolutely not to take on a tangent speaking of journalism though. There's some news as we still not a lot of news happening. But we should at least mark the departure of Dan Houser from Rockstar Games. He is the CO founder and not the head. That's his brother Sam. But he was the head writer on what Max Payne three ready to. GTE Five he wrote a lot of these games. He was the head writer on some of those Yup. And you know him leaving. It's sort of a tradition a standard path where he was kind of on a sabbatical at sounds like after finishing red dead to which by all accounts was like a Herculean undertaking. And right right then he left and was kind of on a sabbatical on. Now's cocaine leaving. So we don't know whether this means he's retiring from Games industry or just leaving Rockstar. It I would imagine that just knowing I dunno I remember when we talked to Bruce Staley the CO director of or I guess director of last last of us who had a similar thing I think he was on sabbatical for a little while and then decided to leave naughty dog. It's I think you are in charge of making those gains like. It's a ULA. Kill yourself making them. I guess everybody not just the people in charge. Obviously but like it's a ton of work and you kind of burn out and I would imagine maybe he's like you know what I'm really really really rich like I'm going to go and not play. Kill myself reading it another video game. Yeah I also Sam Houser are still there and they told Kotoka that he's still doing the same thing there so i. I do wonder if that's just an interesting thing between the two of them. Mr which of them decided to stay in which went to their roles. But who knows and it'll be interesting to see if anything rockstar changes with this but it may not it may not change at all and maybe that the company the way it is. Because that's how the company is I think that given the stuff about their culture and the various problems with their culture cultures are bigger than an ursuline. His his impact is an inch is interesting in part because he's not a person that a lot of people know he's not the same as a really well known screenwriter director sort of a person but his writing and his stories are like some of the most popular and like widely experienced stories in any media. Like when you look at his his footprint it's crazy like no. He's kind of the sky like most people don't even with what he looks like. I'm sure they saw pictures from like. Oh He's kind of guy. Yeah that's Dan Houser. That's the guy who wrote wrote these stories and I do think as much as like there are many well-documented issues with his storytelling and like not. All of his games have great stories. He's told some pretty pretty amazing stories. And I'm on the record for red dead to is like operating on a level of sophistication of the type ninety eighty percent of the time or something that most games don't even get close close to and this guy like that's his legacy. It's pretty crazy actually. I'm I'm curious to see like how his story will evolve over the years if he is indeed leaf. If it even could just be that he'll continue to be a person who influenced a whole lot of games after him and he's good with that and he's just going to go line hammock now. That would be Joe. Yeah I can imagine him. Yeah I think I might do. I think more people will talk more. Everyone's just so tight lipped and as long as of course when and someone leaves it tends to just be and I don't mean like they'll talk shit I mean they'll be more free about. This is what this guy was like this like clearly unusual person who is like weirdly focused on. I'm doing these Herculean. Things like making these massive gambling. Just what kind of person does that for good. And what worked and didn't work about his kids. I think that'll be interesting to see so something worth marking as a as a as a slate news item on the show. We'll talk about video games. I see you've got exciting stuff on your games that you played this week so I want to hear so I made a Google doc with a list of games but I'm going to beat in order Kirk Hamilton style. Nice savaging phone. I love it. James are going to get either being or abandoned. TVD How long. I'll keep this up. I will update everyone about. Oh yeah so I posted. I beat disco at least you. I'm this week. Iran I returned officially to death stranding and I will see if I care care to beat death stranding or not. I will say that playing. I'm GonNa talk about these two games without spoiling them early. I'm going to try. Try Mightily to this weathercast but I wanna totally WanNa know what you think. I talk our listeners. Feel about spoilers but I'll just I'll. I'll try to talk broadly about it. This happens anytime. I play two games on the same week. I always compare them on split so sure everyone both begin with D. It's it's like they're exactly the same game so no they're they're actually very very similar because they are both games that are made by design teams that that are not based in America but which are very fascinated with specifically American politics like Disco Elise. Em's design team listens to American podcast. ASK THEY HAVE THE CHAPO TRAP guys. Doing voice acting and like one of the ladies from red scares doing voice acting in it. These are American podcasts. About American dirtbag left politics and your opinion on those politics probably influences at least a little bit how you feel about disbelief and it's tone which can be abrasive at times but has like a particular sort of almost weird twitter asks humor which the design team has talked about his well. They also had a pretty big writing team. Apparently it was like eleven or twelve people wasn't right for the amount of writing. Yeah and and also because the game is so I mean divers is a word that has a lot of meetings but in this case I just literally mean like like functionally. It feels like a lot of different people wrote the game but not in a bad way in the sense that different scenes have very different tones and takeaways and and then as a whole the game I would say has an overall take away. That is at times cynical. And at times does any of this matter with regard due to the hugeness of of a political revolution and political upheaval and like being a singular person who's sort of disconnected from it but also has some sense of hope in some political stake in it. You you obviously get to decide what the lead character's politics are. You can play as a fascist racist. You can play his communist or socialist or liberal or anywhere in between these estates but you individually like the fact that you and your individual politics don't necessarily affect the trappings of the world is very much a part part of what the game is by. Contrast does stranding is a game where you it is extremely about American politics politics and even just the first like couple hours of the game. So I wouldn't ask you this spoiler at all 'cause we've even talked about it on the show although we didn't I don't think we talk that much about like the president. Is it in industrial bag. And Blake Ludicrous. That is so like you. First of all are the son of the president. And that's just a thing like that's your mind hunter and you're like shown to be this. Every man delivery man who's like delivering stuff in an apocalyptic wasteland but then like within an hour our there like by the way your mom is the president. Yeah it's very nice is just like I don't know what to make like it's very shakespearian to me. Almost the the hero of the game is like a princely figure and yet also like this sort of every man type like I was wondering what to make about about an haven't beaten the game yet so I'm still sorting out my thoughts on that but I also think the president and Heather and I disagreed on this. Which is why? It's not in her review which I edited. It's just I take the chance to get it. This is my take. I've always wanted to have about destroying..
"matty hello kirk" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"Welcome back to Kentucky split-screen. My name is Kirk Hamilton. I'm so glad that you're are here. I'm also so glad that my co host is here. That Co host of course is maddy. Myers hello matty Hello Kirk. It's me nice to see and it's only me me that is that's all you get today. That's true so for the next few weeks Jason. China of course is on a leave. He's finishing his book and taking care of his child and living. His distractions no distractions from either of those things noting. This show saying he is distracted by you know like maybe deming us about yeah. No that definitely hasn't happened. We haven't heard from him. It's like John Vanish from the face of the earth. So it's you and me this week. We're doing split-screen. We'll I'll have some guests on. I think over the next few episodes though. We're going to be reading a bunch of listener emails on this episode. which fun be great it is it is going to be great eight you guys yeah? Listeners had a lot of a lot of tales of triumph triumph versus the mall. I'm really excited for them sarcastic. But it's not it was very uplifting to read all these emails so they were good. Hopefully we'll get through all of them on the show but that is for later. First of all we're GONNA talk about the game. We're playing but first a few things did you see. Did you see that Mr Peanut died. I did I did see that. I didn't see anything else about it but I did see that Mr Peanut died and I don't know all right I I you know I so I don't like Mr Pena. I realized this when I saw this I just never liked the guy with this fucking monocle. He just seems kind of like Lord of industry or something right right right. Yeah Down Down with Mr Peanut right dad with brands and their marketing schemes. Exactly what Kirk Hamilton says to all of this. That's me me and I kinda class. They don't believe in the system man. I think this is weird I'm curious now. It raises some questions. This is going to be an answer. Apparently the super bowl I did see. There's a tweet from Patrick Monahan. That's been going around on twitter. Saying Mr Peanut isn't hell. He spent decades as a smiling face of a company that sold the boiled interested corpses of his his people as a snack which is fair. I think accurate so there is that it's always it's it's like how the EMINEM EMINEM's properly terrified at the prospect of it. Don't don't ask me to cite that in any way I couldn't like give you an example of how that's that's true but there's just have an aura about them that says no they're doing it under duress whereas Mr Peanut seemed really happy about Asian anytime the mascot for a thing is the thing that you're going to be eating like this is like A. Oh man okay. I'm thinking this through. I feel like there are M ads. Where the EMINEM 's get scared of being eaten which sort of perverse like whoever pitched that ad campaign must've been like? Don't worry it'll work people don't think about it too hard and they'll still have. Im's uh-huh but I'm thinking about that Chick-fil-a like ad campaign where the cows right where the cows. They're not eaten. Yes yeah man. ADS are weird. You know we could just have a whole show about how weird ads are weird as especially ads for food. I'm wondering what other brands might die like. Do you think that. Like sonic or Mario uh-huh could die. Like Nintendo could just announced Luigi died. I thought gee immediately that's true. You're wasn't technically intentional. That was like part. Take the advertising campaign for Luigi Manchester. It's just funny. And everyone seized upon it and talked about how Luigi so that was a AH chasing her an article right our our. AP Luigi whatever year to twenty one thousand nine or whatever. I don't remember when we was born. I'm sorry I haven't haven't memorized that. Fact isn't Nintendo hundreds of years old. So I think so I think Luigi is like many thousands of years old so it was actually quite sad when he died perhaps kind end of ageless major like an epochal shift early for everybody. I forgotten about Louis Dying. That's a very good point that's similar. There is some video game news. We should probably talk to. There's not a ton of news so we're GonNa talk about games and read. A read mails from people. A couple of pieces of news wellbeing piece of news is another big delay in that. Is that Dying light to again that I'm actually very excited for sequel to the very good dying late one one of those games that sort sort of flew under the radar but is like an excellent game. Just got better and better. Every time I was like for it is now delayed. I think indefinitely. They're just like it's not coming out guys coming coming out in the spring. This thing is hard to make. WE'RE NOT GONNA put a year on it. We're just going to say right. Wait wait for it. You know. It'll be good we promise so. That's another delay. It seemed like it does seem like this. Spring has kind of changed. Yeah like there was it. Was this vibe of like okay with cyberpunk especially hanging over everything this feeling of. Oh God we have this brief three month period to catch up on stuff we missed from last year and then I should just going to go crazy. And it's just GonNa be wild all the way until the Newcastle's come out at the end of the year. Yeah but now. It's maybe not so much that I mean final fantasy and it's kind of like well. Maybe it'll be chilly. Maybe we'll just play do maternal for a really long time really enjoy it really. Enjoy the heck out of Yeah I'm kind of on board with that with more time to play things like I'm enjoying already taking this time to catch up on things and save will be good and then final fantasy I was. It's just like a month and like they can take as long as frigging need on cyberpunk Jillian hours long. It is so yeah. I'm all right with that. I do want to point readers the to another article that will make them feel somewhat conflicted about their favorite hobby. Yeah which is sort of what we're all about here is split. Screen is both celebrating Games. And making you weird about him. The less cool things about how they're made on Jason Publish this good article before he left about crunch and delays days. And how. It's easy to look at a delay and think. Oh Great. Well that means they won't have to crunch and there have been times where I'm thinking. I think maybe Bungee did this. And I don't know if this is like true or not in this specific case but we're developers will say over delaying the game because we don't want to kill all the workers getting done for this but the the truth matter is really that in a lot of cases Jason points out in this article and all the people talk to link this and shuts. It means. You're going to crunch for like this whole in been crunching to try to make the deadline. And now you're gonNA bring you. which is you've yeah so so you know? It's not as simple as that. Obviously also not everyone crunches the same and they're probably times where they say no. We really do want you to not kill yourselves doing this. So hopefully you know as well hopefully what becomes okay for delays to last longer I guess could crunch less even while they're trying to continue to Polish game or maybe we all just accept that games take longer to make are more expensive to make as a result in. That's just not going to happen. That would mean games would be more expensive and that'll never happen. You know I think I started with hopefully maybe I can analysts on a more. No I tried to do it too. I can kind of get their weight. I can get there so so I do think okay. So as the as the audience of like just your average Gamer has has become more aware that a delay is a good thing like every time a game is delayed. Now I'll see people acknowledging like. Oh this is good. This will make better. That's not really tied to labor conditions or anything it's just like an acknowledgement that crunch there. Sorry that delay means the game is going to be better. That is like a shifting perspective among the general populace. And that's nice to see. I would agree with that. As opposed to just the disappointment appointment that I feel like I used to see it would just be like Oh really changed so if that can shift may be other things can shift as well like it is. It's nice nice to see changes any point because I think the way we think about and talk about the way these Games are made is probably doesn't need to change does need to be something. More people are aware of so. That's helpful and and a good article to read so go check out Jason's article about that and one other piece of news. And that is that there is a witcher anime movie coming out on Net flicks and it just discussed about it. You haven't watched the witcher yet. I haven't yet I I would like to. It's good you know why. Why have it be an anime? Why that why? I think it's going to be like a standalone thing like it's just a movie and the show is so good. Why not have it be different? The thing that's animated right. I think the since the show is basically adapting the books and is kind of doing like an existing stolen imagining at some point. They'll go off on their own thing but right. Now they're just book adaptations. I think the movie is going to be a whole original story. Totally separate from the hilarious in and of itself. It's like well we just adapted the witcher. What if we adopted it again in a completely different format but like right away like we're not gonNA wait a couple years? Apparently it's this huge hit for Netflix. Like watching it and people are like. It's like one of their most I think they said it's like their most successful original premier ever which is cool I disliked that the witcher this like ultra through a nerdy thing that I'm really into is now like suddenly in the case like yeah everyone's talking about it like people are really into it and that makes me very happy. They actually released the Song I put. The I played this song. Toss a coin to your which are like gestures behind when I was talking about that last last night but that's is frigging total earworm. It gets smash hit. Everyone is saying yeah including me and I haven't even seen the show catches.
"matty hello kirk" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"Welcome to kentucky split-screen the podcast that always picks the most interesting conversation topics at teatime time. It's august eighth two thousand nineteen. We've got a ton of stuff to talk about. I we cover some news of the week from e._s._a.'s wildly irresponsible journalists personal information to report of some welcome improvements at rockstars notorious lincoln testing student then many breaks sound some of what she saw watching the weekends yvo tournament and i reflect on how fire them has taken over my life then we're joined by kacoos talk riley mcleod to talk about his trip to the night world cup and why it might be that fortnight tends to make people so grumpy because that was off topic discussion of t._v. and books and then unusually optimistic music pick of the week stick around moving. Welcome back to the show as always. We're so glad that you've joined us to talk about video games. My name is kirk hamilton. I am joined as ever by the one and only mattie myers myers. Hello matty hello kirk. It's nice to see you again. This is our last week without jason. He'll be back next week. I know find smiling face and his unending sarcasm on the show. I think you'll be it'll be nice to see him talk about his book. Leave and i'm sure a lot of thoughts on various events in engaged in four weeks of release happening without jason like has beaten fire emblem yet or not have to wait a week to find out how going the suspense is killing me. <hes> we're gonna talk about some games. We're going to have riley mcleod on to talk about fortnight in the four nine world cup which is going to be pretty cool before there's been enough news. I would say in the last few days that we should talk about it. A lot of it is like bummer. News urge shitty things that have happened in the world. There was one happier piece of news as well so i the bummer news. I guess the first thing is this. Maybe this doesn't count this does not count as an official news item for reasons. We will explain in a moment but obviously everybody probably knows. They were too horrific. Horrific mass shootings over the weekend and a lot of people were killed and it was really horrifying. I'd sleep. I don't know about you but i spent the whole weekend just feeling freaked out and despondent and shitty it. It was just kind of awful weekend and one of the kind of narratives that came out of this was this g._o._p. Talking point blaming video games for a mass shootings. A classic talking point a real classic at this point. It's such bullshit that we're actually not going to talk about it. Joshua gra who was on the show a couple of weeks ago wrote. I thought very good article for kentucky saying this is just it's not something we don't need to defend video games these people. This is a smokescreen. This is not as yeah yeah. We should be talking about gun reform talking about background checks on all of these pieces of legislation that keep. I'm not passing. It's the exact right lengths. It's like five paragraphs or something. It says what needs to be said. Go read that so we're not gonna defend video games on the show because it is not necessary. Sorry next news item. That is also something shitty that happened that we can. Maybe talk about a little bit more was this u._s._a. E three press leak. That happened so maybe matty can you. I know you've reported. This out for kentucky can kind of explain what happened so i'll start at the beginning just in case listener has no idea about any of this which is mood find <hes> so on friday night in slack <hes> one of my colleagues can't even remember which one shared some sort of tip that they had gotten the i thought there was a list of e-3 registered journalists from two thousand nineteen that was on the e._s._a.'s website the entertainment offer association being the host of e three and that list was.