35 Burst results for "Persia"
Purim Torah - Anna Solomon
"Anna solomon. Welcome to judaism unbounded. It's really great to have you. It's great to be here. So we've been doing this series on the bible and it's really exciting to be able to talk to somebody who's written a what you call exactly a biblical novel. A you know that generates itself from a biblical story. But i love to start by understanding like how you chose to write a novel based on the biblical story. You know you've written other books before wh what was the process that brought you to take this on the initial impulse really came from a children's book that i was given to read to my own kids which was sort of a children's version of the book of esther. I expected it to be simpler somehow or to kind of make the book of esther more straightforward and it turned out didn't it all in it actually raised all of the questions that had always had about the book of esther but it was like wait a second. Why was it that. I was always told that esther was really virtuous and it turns out. She's concubine a harem. And what about this fusty character. Who seems to actually have made what we would consider to be the quote virtuous choice by saying no. I won't parade make it. There were all these questions and then plot holes Hush worse who it seems by the end is sort of shocked by what heyman has been doing. This genocide earlier on is like yeah. Sure whatever you know. There's just so many there's so many sort of plot holes and inconsistencies and and my kids had all sorts of questions and it kind of made me want to go back to the book of esther itself and investigate on which is not something. I really have a lot of experienced with the local tax that that was the initial impulse that drove me back with all of these questions. You know a lot of times on this podcast. We've talked about wanting to have people. Will we call regular jews. You know people that are unauthorized. Feel empowered to take on jewish topics and jewish practices and reimagine. Them and a lot of people are intimidated to do that because they say well. I'm not a rabbi. I didn't study. How do i know how to do you know and so. I really love to talk to somebody who's done that kind of day. She's move of saying well. I'm going to really you know. Come to this. Not as somebody who's had a tremendous amount of expertise before i started and i'm curious both about the process of getting started. And did you feel intimidated in that way. And how did you get over it. And also the process of like. How much research did you do until you felt confident to the point of saying okay. Yeah i actually can write a novel about this or like you say i can contribute mid rushed to this book which you know other people say well i mean who are you after. Two thousand years totally. It's a great question. And i am absolutely a regular jew as you said i love that term and i think actually the what you said so the the research was totally tied into my getting to a point of being able to say i can do this but but not in the way. You'd expect not so much. Because i got to a point and i i felt like i knew enough it was because i got to a point and i realized that no one knows and so it gave me the freedom to go in. You know. I mean. I i began by going to my rabbi. This is in park slope brooklyn congregation. Bethelehem rachel to moaner. She's really wonderful. Insertive saying pronounced guest. Oh yeah She so great. And i said you know where do i even start and i was really open about how little i knew and she really you know is like in her office. So here's where you can even begin to go looking for interpretations translations other stories Mid rush of course. And i think for me one of the things that was very freeing in particular was was reading. The very ancient rabbis takes on The book of esther which were wild like really really wild things. That don't have any seem to have any basis in the book itself like in one hayman's daughter Heenan has a daughter first of all and she mistakes heyman for mortified or the other way round in in prayed and drops feces on his head on her father's head and it's like where does that come from in in many things like this and i think the more i read in the more outrageous at all was thought well if the ancient babylonian rabbis could do this then i guess i can. Do you know. I wanted to talk a little bit. About how your book is structured because on the one hand it's not unique to your book. There are many books that have a structure where you know chapter by chapter sort of different. I guess it's not different narrators in your case but different protagonists. I remember reading As i lay dying in school. Growing up by william faulkner which was like my first time with that and i didn't like that book i found it very disorienting but do i have grown into that style and i bring it up because i actually think you could see it as like. Oh interesting counterintuitive style for a novel or you could say when it comes to biblical text. I'll speak for myself. This is how i read it. Basically like when i'm reading a biblical text my process in my head is like For smidge i am in the text. I am like in the book of esther and then flashing to my life and that. I'm back to the book of esther and then maybe i'm to my parents. Lives are my ancestors recently but what was happening in terms of the structure of the book and in what ways might actually have something to teach us about how to approach whether it's biblical texts or any kinds of ancient texts that we work with. Yeah it's so interesting. What you say when you describe the way that you read the text in that you're going between them to your own life and two other to your ancestors etc because i think that's i think that's sort of how he read any text in a way. I mean we're always projecting ourselves into it in onto it and Whether consciously or or sort of subconsciously. And so i think in a way the weaving as you're talking about that i do in this book between these different narrators and really without between these very different times. 'cause there's the there's contemporary brooklyn there is nineteen seventies washington. Dc in ancient persia is meant to really have the effect that you're talking about that you have read which is which is to bring us closer together and to reckon with not only how much has changed but actually how much continues to be the same. In how how shaped we are by the stories that have come before us in shaped we continue to be and that we become i think then also more aware of the power of the stories. We are telling now you know to ourselves to our children to the people around us and the effect that that will have on their lives and their future. The potential for that kind of writing but also for reading is to make those connections and maybe be a little more conscious of our own powers as we as we tell our stories.
Ubisoft says they are moving away from a reliance on AAA video games
"Let's talk about ubisoft recent financial results where they revealed they're going to be moving away more alliance on aaa releases and instead look more closely at free to play games and it's back catalogue to make money. I'm gonna read over some quotes here. plans for fiscal twenty. Twenty two. which will go from this april two april or through march twenty twenty two includes three trivia a game releases so i guess we can speculate a little bit on what we think those might be But in the future you have doesn't want aaa games to the focus of its business model quote. We said for a number of years. That are normal template is to come with either three or four aaa games. So we'll stick to that plan for fiscal twenty twenty two twenty twenty two but we see that. We are progressively continuously moving from a model. That used to be only focused on aaa releases to a model or you have a combination of strong releases from aaa and strong back catalogue dynamics but also complementing our program of new releases with three to play and other premium experiences you wanted to specify the company had a number of aaa titles in the pipeline otherwise like six ramos quarantine skull and bones. They actually mentioned skull and bones as republic. The prince of persia says the time remake and roller champions. No mention of yongan evil to on the call. There was not a single mention of their battle. Royale higher scape. Finally you besides financial indicate. The games like mario puts reds far. Cry five the crew to anno eighteen hundred older. Just dance games and assess discreet. Odyssey are still doing meaningful numbers. How rock band still makes a lot of money. Based off of new music licenses like super lucrative if it if it works why fix it.
Vashti: Villian, Victor, or Victim? - burst 1
"As we kick off a new year. It's a great time to reflect on your priorities. Were they lie. Are you focused on prestige and wealth and privilege or are you focused on doing. What's right even if it means losing everything you hold dear sometimes like invest case right wrong isn't always obvious fast. She didn't have the advantage of being able to turn to god for wisdom. She didn't know him but we do. In the upcoming days we will be faced with difficult moral issues and we may not have a clue. Which is the right thing to do when that happens. Remember while it may not be obvious to you. It is to him. So give it to god and let him director paths. And if you have to make a difficult decision to do the right thing and it looks like you're going to lose all that steer remember he is all we need. As long as we're following in his footsteps he will not lead us astray. Lord god we come to you today. Seeking wisdom like dashti were often faced with challenging choices. And we don't know what to do. Thank you for being with us and for taking our hand and guiding us through the difficult paths. Give us the courage to always do what is right. Strengthen us when our enemies gang up against us forgive us those times when we fall and feel like we failed you. Thank you for picking up from the ground and setting us back on solid ground. We love you so very much. In christ's name we pray amen. Back includes today's episode of all gods women. Have you joined us yet for our three week. Virtual bible study. It's not easy being cleaned. Based on the book of esther. You haven't it's not too light just hop on over to the all. God's women bible study group on facebook and join in on the daily bible readings and discussion. The link is in the show nets next week. We'll be focusing on clean estrin so much to talk about. You won't want to miss it until next week goodbye.
This Green Bay Quarterback Idolized Alex Trebek
"Last weekend the world lost an icon we have learned that longtime jeopardy host. Alex trebek's has died after. Waging a brave very public battle with stage. Four pancreatic cancer so remembering the man with all the answers. Now extra bet you showed up in our households more consistently than any relative. Alex trebek's was not a game show host. He was like a friend today. The athletics match schneiderman on the connection between jeopardy host. Alex trebek's and packers quarterback aaron rodgers as a kid you grew up watching him in idolizing him and spending every weeknight with him so then to see him in person here that iconic voice in person is really special for rodgers star combination having a connection to somebody s the meaningful stall. But when you meet that person they have the president and the charisma that you have hoping they and definitely athletic. I'm davidson and i'm under sculptor. It's friday november thirteenth. And this is the lead so matt you recently talked to aaron rodgers about role that jeopardy has played in his life. What was his experience with the show. Growing up yeah. He told me about how when he was a little kid. He'd be staying at his grandparents house finished dinner early. And you retire to living room for jeopardy and grandpa's in his grandma's hurt sure i'm on the ground and that's just kind of a we. Did he was so devoted to this show from a young age and then he kinda grew to appreciate it more and he's a really intellectual savant. I guess you could say big trivia buff so that kind of drew him to it and alex trebek's became one of the iconic voices of his childhood a connection with certain people for my show and i've been fortunate enough to meet a few of them but it's kinda voices on my gv. I'm talking about john. Men summerall about how frank. And then on. Monday nights before bob barker on prices riot as he got into the league he said even if there would be obligations tend to in green bay on weeknights. He would record it. I mean literally friends of mine and visit dated. Six o'clock at my house is by had any friends over. If i was dating someone. If i had any family in town they knew that six. Pm in green bay was jeopardy time. So they'd better not make any other obligations so he was a real deal jeopardy diehard what stood out to him about alex trebek's as a game show host. He said really his cadence and his sense of humor and his ability to not make fun of but have a great back and forth with. The contestants are really enjoyed the often awkward coming into the first commercial. It'd be the contestants is reaction to so many of them is what made this show so great. Now just the thank you often have some nerds out. There were really nervous about what they do. It's called mary. Core hip hop it murdered. Core hip hop. It's people who identify as nerdy rapping about the things. They love video games science fiction having a hard time meeting romantic partners. It's really catchy. And fun losers. In other words. I know teasing you. And roger said that nature of trebek's the one that was playful with the contestants and related to them a little bit rather than just being a robot reading off of a sheet because it was his job for thirty minutes every night was what drew him to him so much before he became a professional. Football player did aaron rodgers do trivia. Was he the guy at the bar at trivia night. I'm sure he was. You know he's been on a couple of game shows. You probably know it then on multiple shows jeopardy hundred dollar ear man. Eight small felt things on a billiard table lopez jennifer lawrence i. I'm sure when he went to cal berkeley and he was the big man on campus there as the quarterback he was still going to trivia night at bars. I mean he challenges himself intellectually in a lot of different ways. I did a story with him last year seeing if he could name all thirty seven players. He's turned touchdowns to in his career. Rodgers could remember the exact route. Some no name tight end ran in two thousand and eleven. Because that was the tight ends only touchdown pass from rodgers so it was really impressive. Seeing how much he's able to remember and his abilities as a quarterback. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say his ability to process information and remember kind of the tendencies of certain defensive. Players definitely transfers over to a game show. Aaron got the chance to meet. Alex trebek's five years ago when he was a contestant on celebrity jeopardy. What was it like for him to meet the game show host. He grew up watching yet. It was big for him. Because you think aaron rodgers you know. You wouldn't be florida starstruck by anyone. This was in two thousand fifteen when he met. Alex trebek's super bowl. He'd already one to mvp's but aaron said he was the one of the few people that left me starstruck. And i think to be star star can have stayed combination of having a connection to somebody. That's that's deep. Meaning for a stall jack but when you meet that person they have the presence in the charisma then you kind of hope they would and you definitely did i so excited trying to keep it together as a kid. He grew up watching him in idolizing him and spending every weeknight with him so then to see him in person here that iconic voice in person it was really special for rodgers and he just loved more so than anything. How down to earth travek was how conversational he was. It wasn't something like okay. You're here on my show getting your position and i'll do my job. He was the guy you think he is on tv. All the things that make you feel like you care about the conversation. I'm talking about old school stuff. I'm talking about striking yet. Shaking your hand looking. I contact in the conversation. I felt like present in the moment. So aaron rodgers this trivia. Buff jeopardy fanatic. It's finally on the show. How did he prepare for it. Was he like in a room going over tape. His preparation for this show was unbelievable. He was watching. Not just the ken jennings and brad rudders of the world. But he was watching random contestants just to see how they approached the game. He watched tape of other contestants just to see where they place their hands to buzzing quick enough did they stay in the same category. Did they go. Two hundred four hundred six hundred or did they bounce around to try and throw off the other contestants so he came in with a very set strategy especially to go up against mr wonderful kevin o'leary from shark tank. That was his main competition. And i'm not gonna say he wanted to win it more than he wants to win a regular week ten. Nfl game against the jaguars like they have coming up this weekend but he took this very seriously show was a dream. But you don't think we're there any highlights or any surprises any categories where aaron rodgers did surprisingly well. Yeah leader of the pack. He obviously did very well in that in three thirty four bc. This great guy. Lead thirty five thousand greeks into persia. Aaron was alexander the great correct twelve hundred. The one question he did get wrong. Which was the final jeopardy question was it showed a black and white picture of two men riding old school motorcycles and the writing question i believe was what company made these. Aaron is looking pretty happy now. Did he come up with the correct response when he wrote down who are earned standing young and the answer was hardly and davidson and he got it wrong and then there's that brief moment where alex trebek's says well let's see how much wagered and rogers had a wry smile on his face and kind of smart looking at alex. Trebek's like i already know i won. This caused him too much. No he is the winner today. Charity the tape and he said he still has the little trophy. They gave him after winning celebrity jeopardy and that big fifty thousand dollar check the money that went to charity after he won. He still has those in his house. Check now with me. Checked and little choking and i asked him. Where does that day on. Celebrity jeopardy rank among non football ventures. Because he's been on game shows he's been courtside huge sporting events. He's the face of state farm billion dollar insurance agencies. He's done a lot of fun. Commercials there he said. The liberty jeopardy is right up there. The opportunity to compete against astronaut turned senator and super successful businessman. Plus really special. You know getting those nerves friend. He walks out turn just for.
Travel to Turkmenistan
"I'd like to welcome back to the show Justin Barnes from Justin and crystal dot com, and just has come to talk to us about Turkmenistan Justin. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thanks for having me back and I say welcome back to the show Justin was on episode six, twenty, nine about the Big island of Hawaii. This is a very different destination. We're talking about today. What's your connection with Turkmenistan? We traveled there on a trip to or the stands. There's the five stands Turkmenistan Kazakhstan respect. Extended Kurdistan, and we went to four of them on a trip and Turkmenistan is certainly the most interesting of the bunch in terms of how foreign it was. The misers foreign every since the word will and I was very interested in doing the show because been one time since we've talked about Turkmenistan and because. Before covert hit, we had a amateur traveler trip plan to the stands not to all five to two. I think of them as I recall in two thousand and twenty one which has bumped to two thousand and twenty two, but still planning on taking a group to that region of the world. So should someone go to Turkmenistan all for one thing it has something that I am fairly certain no other country. In the world has which Zeke giant flaming pit in the middle of the desert that looks for one tencent purposes like a volcanic crater but is actually just burning natural gas and you can walk right up to the edge of it. It's about the ultimate across at about one hundred feet deep and that's something you're not gonna see any world's Laurel I think Azerbaijan has some similar geologic features of natural burning. Areas that have been burning for hundreds of years. Well, in addition to that, there's some very interesting Silk Road historical sites, and also some history even older than that going back to partying times in an earlier excellent and the Parthenon's being a contemporaries with an and rivals with the Romans. The recreation of the Persian state after the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great. Excellent will what should one do would enter and where are you going to take us on an itinerary here? So I would recommend or remain sites that can kind of seen in any. Any order. One is the capital Ashgabad, which is in the south central part of the country. nother one is the gas crater, which is more or less than the very center of the country. Kunia organic, which is the north central or the country. And finally merged, which is in the eastern part of the country in the horror which would go to those guys somewhat dictated in where you're coming from and where you're going to afterwards I think for the most are people who be traveling Turkmenistan. If you'RE GONNA, go that way you're not going to be going only to Turkmenistan, and so it's going to be part of a larger trip either balls, other stands and or. Now, we're you doing trip independently or as part of a tour or how did you arrange us? This was part of a tour. I. Think as a practical matter, it is very unlikely that somebody is going to get a visa to stand on their own is hard to get into Turkmenistan insulin less. You're going with a company that does a lot of tour packages there where they take care of getting visa process they donald is across all the ts I think for all intents and purposes it's it's almost impossible to get in unless you with without friends or family member living country. Will and one thing we should bring up just because people are gonNA look at the map and some people are going to say, no right away. Because of its neighbors. Because we just to the south of Turkmenistan Afghanistan in Iran Iran being very stable country right meal although not always one that my country the US is friendly with Afghanistan not necessarily. Being as stable but Turkenistan you've found to be fairly safe an interesting country to travel to. Yes and we went there from Iran and they were quite different but I felt safe in both places for different reasons. Under of the spectrum well in, we'll talk about more about Iran some other day. There's a couple, very fascinating episodes that we've done on. Iran made me want to get there ever since we've talked about it. So took minutes said you start at us in the capital, Yes yes. So Ashgabad new would either fly into or conceivably if you were on a road trip from either northern Iran or from Pakistan might come in. The car by I think most likely would come into the airport, which is very interesting. Airport probably will not see too many if any other airports that look the same with a multi billion dollar airport that looks like eighty giant Falcon or shave your channel self is a Falcon hundreds of feet. We'll be thousands of feet across.
La Casa Matusita
"In many ways Lokossa to see sita is more legend than a place whispers surrounded in its neighborhood, Lima Peru and none of the stories about it entirely match they weave in and out of each other never forming a complete picture. Various businesses operated on the first floor of the two story building near the intersection Espana and Gossip Lhasa, de la Vega at us. But the top floor apartment rarely manages to keep an occupant. The each window that lines the wall is surrounded by cheery golden paint and Teal Trim. The Place Somehow always feels dark and closed in. Visitors find themselves assaulted by violent, but unseen forces, tortured cries and flying objects. A priest to attempted to exercise the building was heard screaming before he was found dead due to an apparent heart attack. The name itself derives from one of the legends surrounding. Qasim to see to. The Legend tells of Japanese immigrant by the name of much. Sita who killed his wife and her lover after discovering them in Flagrante. When he realized his children would never forgive him. He killed them as well before taking his own life. There are no historical records confirming this quadruple homicide ever occurred but allegedly, there are property records that Saint Immigrant family did occupy the building. At some point it is likely the name stuck due to rampant xenophobic sentiment in Peru during the first half of the twentieth century. Japanese immigrants began coming to Peru at the end of the eighteen hundreds and their numbers grew in decades that followed. By the nineteen forties however anti-japanese rioting and protests broke out in Lima result of long-standing xenophobia and the pressures of World War, two. The idea of an East Asian, immigrant holding a property like Mukasa, Macho Sita would stick in the minds of xenophobic Peruvians. But the legends of dark happenings at Mukasa Mata. Sita date back centuries before Mr Montecito set foot in south. America. The origin story of this haunting is actually about a very different kind of immigrations. Dare. VASA. Knew they were coming for her? She thought that her neighbors might be more just standing here than they've been in Europe but she learned however that hatred looks the same no matter where she went. When she was little dare Vassilios father told her that her blood, the blood of Persians south of it dynasty was the most rare in the. And while dare boat had been blessed with keen wit and a sharp tongue, she was a long way from Persia and the Peruvian locals had no qualms about reminding her. Not only did they find her form of prayer abhorrent? They resented the fact that she lived alone. She didn't need anyone to provide for her when found themselves in trouble she was the one to help them out with herbs and healing hands. She expected their protection and return, but even they bowed to the KISTA doors. She tried not to blame them. Many of her neighbors could still be calm when the INCA had ruled this land and not the Spanish. Some said, they had seen the fires that burned the Great General Chow Gucci Mock. They had heard that threats of Pizarro to burn their now murdered emperor at two Wolpe to. The Spanish said they were the fires of God and like Derek boats talents, her neighbors called it magic. Their fastball correct them magic was a tool for evil not a way to Allah or to their God's.
Prince of Persia Remake Graphics Already Look Much Better in Updated Screenshot
"Of Persia is back. The sands of time is getting remade. Now, this is not just a re master with a resing. It's actual using the term remake and they showed off a new trailer. It's coming to PC playstation four and xbox one on January. Twenty. First Twenty twenty one. What did you think of the trailer Tricia I I should ask you, I guess, play the original game in and so did you like it? I never owned the original game. So I was around while other people were playing Rachel Cam. And I enjoyed watching the bits that I watched, but it doesn't have the same nostalgic residents with me that I feel like it does with other people. I kind of had a similar a similar reaction to think. What I was the majority in chat watching it live, which is you know these graphics look two generations ago in this supposed to come to next gen consoles what Gibbs but I'm curious to ask you guys if either of you did play the original to a great extent did the graphics feel reminiscent of the original and maybe that's why that artistic choice was made. Certainly. I mean it looks as so many of these remakes do except for the ones that are really go for it but so many of these games. It looks like I remember the game looking you know because. In my head, it looked like that and then you go back and you screen shots like Oh, God? No, it didn't look anything like that. They've done a lot of work on this but in your head you're like Oh. Yeah. That looks like. The time which is a game I absolutely loved at the time and I'm kind of excited a replay it. Christian. How about you are you disappointed by the look of this remake or did you did you play the game with? What's your feelings played? It loved it. All of them I play them on. Game. Cube Big Fan of that of that series even the dark middle chapter with bangs in his is I could I got behind it. You know we were both listening the Thursday at the same time you're. Screaming our way through time travel. I am not excited about this remake I I want a new Prince of Persia for whatever reason replaying this game doesn't seem exciting to me I. think some games like Halo where the combat is a little bit more of a sandbox are a little more enticing. To combat to have been I don't know evolved. More needs to be a mortal colon writing for me to get. Yeah I don't know. That's the thing. If maybe they gave it like that man combat combat in the originals was good but I think third person action combat is kind of moved past that. Now I'm not I'm not super excited about I want a one a new game in the franchise in this race gets us that is this would breathe this. This game is remake doing well, does that get us the new game? The Franchise? Is this a stopgap to the game in the franchise? That's two years out. It may very well be but I I hope I'm wrong than if that's the case but I don't think this game will do particularly well, because while I, do think it looks kind of like how I remember the original looking. You know this is going to be coming out a few months after the new consoles are out and we're seeing spider man miles morales, and we're seeing maybe ray tracing on ratchet and clank in we're seeing other. UBISOFT. Know involve Hala and some of these other games that they're doing and I don't think people are going to be super excited about this remake coming out in January, which is a little bit of a weird time. Ano- Capcom has had some success with that date before to. Remix with remakes but those were bigger like after seeing that style of remake if it's not Tony Hawk purse gator one to a resident evil two I have a hard time getting out of bed for it. You know like We've been spoiled by incredible incredible remakes lately, and from what I saw of this Prince of Persia Sands of time remake doesn't seem to be at that caliber in my opinion.
All the biggest announcements from Ubisoft's Forward event
"Forward was yesterday a bunch of stuff got announced. We want to give you a recap of it. immortals. Phoenix rising was revealed of course, gods and monsters re renamed redone. It's covering the December third I. It's coming to deep breath playstation for playstation five, xbox one series series s switch PC. An Stadia on December third stadium however is getting demo before launched that'll be exclusive. Stadia it'll be a unique island. It's coming sometime later this year before December third busing you liked what you play this game yeah. No I enjoyed it like I've said this before, but it's basically you be Saas version breath wild and I think that very much shows each and every way where you have so many of the mechanics and ideas from breath while the climbing and like the the they have a shrine Like replacement in in Gaza and immortals Phoenix rising, they have the open world that is filled with puzzles and all this stuff play lot somewhere at ease. But then also if you'll. If. You'll structured like a Yousof game and I was actually talking to my roommate Michael about this last night. But he was very much like seems like breath breathalyzer came out and it it copied a lot of what you saw is doing and we saw Admiral Hey we can be. Doing I feel like that's a pretty apt way to put it almost when you look at the towers and stuff breath wild. Stuff manifest this. Game though has me excited. For I'm. Coming to next Gen, I think is exciting. I N necessarily expected not to, but this plus came out in. February and so I think I had the question of all right what does this release look like and so that's an exciting thing I. wonder if it looks better, I wonder how I wonder what the differences between the two skews It also coming to switch is really exciting because I was thinking they revealed that surprise me you know especially with the breadth of wild similarities that coming to switch I think is going to be interesting for that audience to see how people will take to it whether people flocked to order people are put off to put off by it. I. My my thing in this isn't me knocking it right breath. The wild part of that game I thought was the journey across the island and making it feel like you're making big steps watching What we saw last night from Phoenix rising. It seemed like traversing the island in getting around seemed quicker. Is that an apt description or is that just what made to look like? I think that's apt but I also wonder how late in the game that is because when I jumped in halfway through I, wonder if we're at the beginning of the game, does heal a lot slower because that is my thing with breath to you a breath breath the wild. One. Of The wild one. Breath wild felt like one of the biggest open world games I played even though it probably like in scale of the map, it probably isn't as like it probably isn't that big you know in reality but the way in which they approach like that journey aspect of it makes it feel like it's huge near exploring all these different things in that like you know you really feel like you're going. Through journey because you're kind of exploring that world slowly and meticulously, and you know, they give you the the paraglider thing early in the game breath wild Ryan so like they give you some of those those those tools to explorer in like go through the island quicker. But even even with that Econo, still feel like you're tracking few and You know really getting everything out of the map. Immoral Phoenix rising when I was playing did feel a bit like quicker and did feel be onto the next thing right? You feel like you are going to the next class breath while didn't really have A. The has system, but it's not as traditional and strict as. A. Lot of other similar open World Games try immoral Phoenix rising does seem to have a quest system that is a bit stricter in terms of, hey, go do this thing called the next question? Do this thing called? The next. Which? I think a lot of people who may not have liked breath wild for that are going to like a moral phoenix rising for its structure. But I think that also means that you might be exploring this game at a particular pace is probably going to be a bit quicker. I don't think it is going to be the man. What is this? What we're here I'M GONNA I'M GONNA check this out like this who unique thing that you've never seen before that that that blows your mind I don't know how those moments you're gonna get but you are going to have like open world puzzles and things that are discoverable just maybe not on the level of breath. Wow. Okay I had zero hype for this game and then washing shows like Oh shit I'd like to play that and I think December's time for to after like the run to black Friday new consoles or out every starting to chill and settle for the holidays. This seems like a game I play in Madame. On top of that, then prison persia the sands of time remake was announced coming January twenty first. Every of the current generation no Nexgen for it your Yuri Lowenthal is back. That's right. Spiderman of self animal prints the original prints from Principia. Exciting for that. Looking forward to playing that I said, every said current is it switched to I don't think I actually did I miss that I'm not sure I. Can you thank you very much check on that hyperscale got a little shoutout it's still free. They showed some stuff I didn't pay attention Rainbow six siege world got something there. But I in the Rainbow six siege way you off on twitter pointed out Upgrade Rainbow six siege. To Jen Councils at no additional cost in play in one hundred and twenty frames per second at four K.. Then, Scott Pilgrim vs the world. The game complete edition was announced. That's coming holiday twenty twenty as well washed. Prime showing WHO's the rapper whose in it? And Watch. Storms he they showed him getting more captive for his rap session. They reiterated October twenty ninth as a release date in the announced that aiden pierce the of protagonist from the originals watchdogs will be part of the season pass. You can get there if you want there is. One Prince Persia knock coming to switch it was. The XBOX IN PS four xbox and PS four. Yeah and then to I would like to apologize to date appears fans I. During the Stream I very much. That hey, nobody's a fan of aiden pierce nobody cares about eating peers. there. Weren't even that many wash dogs. One fans etcetera etcetera. And, yeah, the in Pierce Fans showed up in my mentions let me know they. Let me know they exist inside out here out here issue I like to issue a public apology to every eight and peers fan i. see you I hear you I understand that you exist in frantic. Now, frame did not pop out. There is going to be another ubisoft forward in the coming months. But before then before the end there, one more thing was writers republic Again, from the people who made steep this giant multiplayer online game, you're all doing outdoor shit like riding bikes and snowboarding and jumping off crap and doing races is coming February twenty fifth twenty, twenty one and gamespot reports even though that's after the launch of the. Series x? US. Offering free upgrades from PS four and xbox one versions to their respective next Gen versions, which is a very nice move on their part. Hopefully, they're committed to this. Yeah. Talk about this because you tim immediately lit up for this one and I mean, we started reading twitter. Yeah. I don't know exactly what it is about this game I don't know if there's one thing about this game rows like this me this is what I need but like the more and more they show during that trailer because it was it was a long trailer, the more and Morales like. No. Yeah. This seems like it has a fun like it seems like a fun combination of quite a few ubisoft games. Right has a lot of steep in. It seems like it has some trials in it even seems like it has some far cry in it. When you look at the world and you look at the some of the colors you see an almost has like some rage in it all. You know when you look at when you look at the colors i. I want to know more about what structure of the game is like. Is it battery Al is a like fog is, is it just you're doing a bunch of different activities that that scale based on how many players? There are ten players to thirty whatever I'm more curious about that. But from the stuff they show they show a game that was very similar to graffiti from Tony Hawk. Where graffiti is the game where like it's a multiplayer game where if you do a trick on a ramp or like on a grind or whatever yellow then color that the ramp or or the grind your color, and you are essentially doing as matrix all over the map as you can in order to take over the map versus your opponent almost kind of platoon ish in a way. They showed a game battle is very much that we've made me go. Oh, snap. All right. This seems like it has a lot in in terms of the different, the different ways in which you can have fun. So all about it looks cool. It looks like it's going to grow over time I'm surprised it's coming out so soon.
Red Dead Online lobbies are almost dead now, fans say
"Read online has shrunk lobbies apparently this is. Patricia Hernandez, Polygon. Normally. When you walk into Rockstars, West game there should be around thirty or so red dead online players roaming the world with you. It is after all player game. But if you booted up recently, you might have entered a barren wasteland at least when it comes to other actual humans according to a handful of red dead online players who spoke to polygon over discord red dead online lobbies have shrunk down considerably following the August twenty fourth update that in addition to adding new content lists sustainability insecurity fixes. Rockstar did not respond for requests for comment but similar reports have surfaced. One player tells polygon that they recently entered a game with only two people in it, which might sound bad except the small player counts seem to be helping read an online. The Mo light has had a rough year with issue so far ranging that at one point, it was nearly impossible to do anything in the game. The Western has also had trouble keeping itself populated with animals and NPC's, and every time rockstar tries to fix it something else breaks seems to break. But right now with tiny player lobbies, things actually seemed to work fan say quote low player session has made it easier to get legendary animals. One Fan told Polygon. If the session is crowded, people will fight to get legendary animals, which is not efficient. While rockstar has not announced such a major change to the game fans feel that it must be intentional. The update that caused this been life over a week. Now, despite reports nothing has changed and for some that's just as well prior to the update one of the most requested features by the community where private lobby lobbies to the degree that even. Some people figured out how to them into existence quote. I've honestly hated rockstars decision to force players into public libraries only in red dead online. So I'm really happy that we currently have a low player count lobbies that allow you to either
Media Molecule Co-founder Alex Evans is Leaving the Industry
"A, bigwig media molecule stepping down. This is Marie Davis Andrea over at Games Industry Dot Biz Media Molecule Co founder Alex Evans has announced his departure from Sony Studio. After thirteen years at the little big planet and dreams developer the technical director said on twitter that he wanted to take a break from the game developed from game development and explore other opportunities. Quote a few months ago. I. Did a bit of lockdown inspired soul-searching decided to step down from dreams. deb To dreams fan take a break from game to have a career. I've. Been Lucky enough to enjoy since I was a spotty fifteen year old he his tweets read media molecules are wonderful place. I can't imagine making games anywhere else but I wondered what else old Fart like me could do in this world I've been in the game deb bubble. So long I'm not yet sure what's next, what's next or even out there for someone like me He also reassured dreams fans about the title. With his departure, seemingly having no impact on the current developments of the project. For anyone worrying about dreams don't. What media molecule are doing injuries at the moment is GonNa, blow your minds and though I'll miss them all. Are we cheering from the sidelines thanks to them for the thanks to them for the first thirteen wonderful years, and here's the media molecules next thirteen. The studio responded on twitter thanking Evans for his leadership friendship and everything giving media molecule. The team added we'll continue to be weird and wonderful as you've always wanted, and there's forever space for you on our Stream Sofa I actually inverted that but it's fine. I ever started his career in the industry at bullfrog before working at lionhead for six years on a six years as head of indeed, he co-founded media molecule with art director, Tony creative director Marquee, and technical director David. Smith in two, thousand,
A Song For Peace
"This is the story of a song that is in a way the story of this country in the spring of Nineteen, sixty-nine at a sidewalk cafe on Richmond Street tucked in from the corner of Dizengoff. Street in Tel Aviv a twenty four year old poet named Yakov or Janka wrote Blit met a twenty five year old musician and arranger named yet year Rosenbloom and the two men became friends the cafe was called California and the. Place, itself said something about the people who made a habit of spending their days especially, their long nights there. The first thing to know about Cafe California is what it wasn't just one hundred and twenty five meters up Dizengoff was a legendary Bohemian cafe called carseat. It had been in operation since nineteen, thirty five, and since then it was the place where you can find some of Jewish palestines and then Israel's greatest poets and writers. On Alterman and Lebron's Sean Ski. Lay. Goldberg. Alexander Penn great writers who had been young and who grew old drinking coffee in the afternoon and vodka in Iraq at night at the simple spare tables of cassette alongside these luminaries in the nineteen sixties. New Generation staked claims at the table, the actor or. The singer Oregon Stein the architect Yaakov wreck there and many others cafe California was not seat from its vantage half of long block away even the young people at seat where old carseat was yesterday's Bohemia California was today's Cafe California was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, nine by a man named Ab Netanyahu who was only thirty two. Then that had lived a good deal of life. Netanyahu was born in nineteen twenty seven in the southwest corner of what is now Iran in a place called Abedin on the Persian Gulf just. Across the border from Bosra not far from Kuwait at six he was sent to board at Saint. Mary's a Jesuit School in Mumbai where you had an aunt, his parents abandoned. Persia. For India when he was twelve at sixteen and Nineteen, forty three, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Indo British Air Force in time after he trained to watch the Second World War wind down at twenty one he came to fight in Israel's war of independence and never left taking a job as an El Al pilot when he was decommissioned. It was with a few restless L. Buddies that Netanyahu opened cafe. California soon, it was filled with the city's young wannabe writers, directors and poets the people most eager to knock from their sinecures the city's old writers, directors, and poets who argued and held forth at carseat. Ab Thanh was a magnet for Bohemians and he came alive when he was with Bohemians, their company produced in him at once a sense of satisfaction. He had found his people but also a sense of restlessness eighty, nine ton was in constant search of his next Gig in nineteen sixty five he ran for Knesset advice of a friend who worked in PR he pledged that if he was elected, he would fly to Egypt to meet with General Nasser to seek peace after he failed to win a seat in parliament, he anyway bought a nineteen twenty seven steer. Men by playing that, he named piece one on February twenty, eighth nineteen, sixty six, he took off and flying low to avoid Israeli radars he landed in Port Saieed the Egyptians sent him back the next day Nassar had refused to see him back home a retired David Ben Gurion told reporters that not tons trip was an event of moral and political importance and quote pope. Pious gave him a medal of peace and Robert Kennedy and Bertrand Russell sought out his company not much later the notion took hold of Natanz, that music held the key to altering. Israeli. In the summer of Nineteen Sixty Nine AB NATANZ bought a Dutch cargo ship named MVP SEATO MVP stands for motor vessel and he rechristened it the MVP piece from Holland he sailed to New York to raise money and set up a shipboard radio station. His plan was to anchor in the Mediterranean outside territorial waters of Egypt and Israel and broadcast songs of peace that might open the minds of Israelis any. Alike his sojourn to New York stretched biblically three years would pass before he returned with ship in good repair with mixers, turntables, ABC cartridge machines, reel to reel tape machines, and fifty kilowatt transmitter to help not on- by what he needed John. Lennon. And Yoko Ono signed hundreds of posters of the two of them in bed in Amsterdam their famous bet in which not on sold to raise money for audio equipment. John Lennon also offered not time yet. Rolls. Royce grads to sell at auction, but the practical impediments of shipping the grand car stymied the business, the carpenters, Johnny Mathis and other musicians recorded for non promotional clips in praise of peace. Not an idea was that new music might open minds in Israel Egypt. The station eventually began to broadcast in nineteen seventy-three as the voice of peace
Prince of Persia VR Escape Room Announced by Ubisoft
"There is going to be a prince of Persia VR. Escape Rem I don't honestly fully understand how this works, but I got excited today. When I saw people sharing screen shots from a new game called Prince of Persia, the dagger of time, but was surprised that it was being shared so casually. You'd think new Prince of Persia with inspire more excitement, but then I looked into it a bit more and realized the screen shots were being shared for Prince of Persia VR escape Rome experience, which is very strange and interesting, but certainly less exciting than a new prince of Persia. Persia game proper I'm going to read the whole description for this thing from its website. It's a long, but I think it answers most of the questions I had about it Prince of Persia. The dagger of time is a virtual reality escape game set in the world of Prince of Persia which enables you to experience time control. You will be able to experience something impossible in real life to slow stop or even rewind time. Quick aside here I think we've done a pretty good job slowing down time to a stop over the course of the last few months so. You can't experience in real life. Continuing the dagger of time takes place in the setting of the Prince of Persia Trilogy Sands of Time Warrior. Within the two thrones, players are summoned to the fortress of time by Kyle, Lena to stop an evil magic. Kylian restores and gives the dagger of time to the players, so they can reach the hourglass shaped and use it to stop the Maj I, and then another quick aside. There's this'll asterisk there that I thought was funny. Because down at the bottom of the page, it says you do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia Games in order to enjoy the dagger of time. I just thought it was funny that they felt like they had to specify that continuing again. The dagger of time is an experienced built around cooperation between players of all ages to achieve shared goal. Collaboration is essential. You cannot succeed without your teammates. Being able to listen and communicate effectively is absolutely key to success in the game to three or four players team up to find a way out of a re-imagined. re-imagined fortress of time to succeed, they need to work together and solve puzzles. The puzzles will require players to interact with objects in their vicinity climb and use certain powers such as the time control. I've got a link to the website and the show notes, and though it doesn't have a release, date does show all kinds of places all over the world where you will apparently be able to play it. During this age of pandemic I. Don't know when I would actually get a chance to check this thing out, but if it's near me. And if it's safe, I will seek it out I. Want to try it I do wish it was just a new Prince of Persia game, or at the very least a VR Prince of Persia game that I play on Oculus at home, but you know this is. Nothing I gas.
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
Amazon's free-to-play hero shooter 'Crucible' arrives May 20th
"Amazon unveils. Crucible a free to play hero shooter. Amazon has been flirting with becoming a game developer. For years it is always hiring notable game developers to work on something but we haven't really seen the fruits of those laborers until now crucible comes from relentless studios a developer. That is part of Amazon Games and it is a free to play hero shooter that is releasing on. May
10 Trivia Questions from a Confidence Round
"Leaner it be and welcome to another episode of the Trivia with Buds podcast. I'm your host Ryan Buds. Thanks for checking out my show and thank you guys so much for spreading the word during this quarantine about this little show. We have eight hundred episodes to listen to. So it's great for binging. You can take a couple episodes a couple of topics and you can quiz each other. You could battle against people that you're stuck in a house with and hopefully could have a good time passing the time. There are just so many different topics we've done on the show in the past things like marine biology and shopping malls and soft drinks and cooking terms. I'm just trying to think of stuff we've done there so many different topics literally inundate. You could make probably done it at this point. And even the uber specific things like Ace Ventura when Nature Calls Trivia. I think we've done that so just give it a search any topic. You're looking for go on Google and type in Trivia with buds in that topic and you should come across a link or to of Podcast episodes that. We've done shout out to my podcast hosting service. Lipson which has never faltered in all the years. I've used it. I think I've been using it for over three years. People ask me from time to time. What is my hosting plan? How much do I pay all that? Good stuff so I thought I'd share that with you. I think I pay twenty nine ninety nine a month thirty dollars a month for six hundred megabytes of storage and I've been using Lipson for that since the very beginning and the way I found them was just searching best. Podcast host read a few articles. saw some different podcasts. That I listen to that use Lipson and I said okay. I'll go with that so I started off at a smaller megabyte storage level and I moved up when I started the show daily to a little bit of a higher level so that answer that question for anybody who's thinking about starting their podcast. I do trust and believe in Lipson. Check them out. Lipson DOT COM for all the hosting plans. I think you could do it for as little as five bucks a month or six bucks a month so give it a gander. I think they're going to be a lot of podcasts. That start over this quarantine over this downtime. Because people are just sitting around at home going What should we do? Should we start a podcast? Maybe we should. We got plenty of time to do so. And you know along with binging shows that might be great pairing. This might be the Father Brown. Podcast era people watching the show. Father Brown and talking about it on a podcast. Maybe I should do that. I wonder if there's a father Brown podcast if there is someone link it to me on social media at Ryan Buds. Maybe I'll start listening. I do like that. Show all right guys. We're going to jump into today's episode. It is a competence round ten totally random questions that I used to close at my life. Trivia nights last week and by last week live Trivia Nights. I mean just at home. Because they were all cancelled from the lockdown but I am still making these different trivia nights every week going forward so you can download all of the questions to play at home if you WanNa do like a bunch of random rounds like we do at night. Go TO TRIVIA WITH BUDS DOT COM and. Click the link the very top of the website. There's an ice banner that tells you how to download it. How To play instructions rules scoreboard answer? She could print out the whole Shebang so go check that out. We're going to jump into these ten random questions right here. We go all right. It's a confidence around. You're not on your answers. Ranking them one through ten ten is the highest ones the lowest and here we go number one. What nineteen eighty nine computer game? Features the clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives number. One Thousand Nine Hundred. Eighty Nine. Computer game features. The clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives number one question number two. What cheese is typically used on a Reuben Sandwich number two what cheese is most typically used on a Reuben Sandwich number two number three which? Us states two letter. Abbreviation is first alphabetically number. Three which states two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically. Question number four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty five number four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty. Five question number five coming at you. What announcer who started his career in? Nineteen eighty-two is famous for his catchphrase. Let's get ready to rumble number five. What announcer who started his career in nineteen eighty two is famous for his catchphrase? Let's get ready to rumble. Question number six. What nine hundred ninety one movie featured characters named Evelyn Couch and mini thread? Good number six one thousand nine hundred one movie featured characters named Evelyn Couch and mini thread number seven. The band looking glass had a hit seventy song. About what girl's name number seven? The band looking glass had what seventy song about a girl's name question number eight in the NFL? How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams number eight in the NFL? How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams question number nine? Those hladik Z L. O. T. Y. Is the currency of what country does. Lodhi is the currency of what country and question number ten to close out this quiz what. Wwe Wrestler is known as the rated R superstar number ten what wwe wrestler is known as the rated R superstar. Those are all your questions for the quiz. Remember you right now. Your answers rank them. One through ten ten is the highest the lowest each number one time in your ranking process. Right down all the answers I then. After each one of them you can write a little bubble and put ten or nine eight or seven all the way down to one. Whatever you right next your answer is how many points you would award yourself if you get it right if you want to self score this at home. It's out of fifty five possible points and we'll be back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to confidence round Trivia. Guys this was a tough one. There were some tough tough questions hidden. In this episode's hopefully you came up with all the correct answers. Here's number one. What nineteen eighty nine computer game features the clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives? The answer there was minesweeper minesweeper. I mean that game I never to this day. I don't know how to play. Minesweeper is just kind of click around and hope that a box wouldn't explode and I'd see the numbers and I'd be like Oh cool four three one two and I would just keep clicking. I didn't really understand what the hell those things meant. And maybe you do and maybe I'm just adult as they say but I still don't understand minesweeper. Someone explained it to me number two. What cheese is typically used on a reuben sandwich that is Swiss cheese Swiss cheese although I have gotten munster on a ruben before Swiss cheese they mostly put on their number three states? Two letter? Abbreviation is first alphabetically. This was a question of the day recently. A couple episodes ago I think and popped up again. Here this is Alaska Aka AK Alabama is next. But that's a l so that comes K. L. Yeah that comes next number. Four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty five that is Iran Iran number five. What announcer who started his career? Nineteen ninety-two is famous for his catchphrase. Let's get ready to rumble. That was Michael Buffer Michael. Buffer number six nineteen ninety-one movie features characters named Evelyn couch in any thread. Good Fried Green to make this number. Six Fried Green tomatoes number six number seven demand looking glass had hit seventy song. About what girl's name it was brandy and then in parentheses. You're a fine girl. If you wanted to put the full title but Brandy worked just fine number eight in the NFL. How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams five yards number eight five yards and number nine? This Lodhi is the currency of Poland Poland number ten what. Wwe Wrestler is known as the rated R superstar. That is edge. You think you know me know me. You think you know me number. Ten edge is going to be returning to Wrestlemainia this year for a sold out crowd of zero because they are doing wrestlemainia in the performance center. I think that's what I read. And there should be no audience which is going to be sad and weird and probably not the big return. He thought it would be but hey the world is upside down right now. An edge is still wrestling. So those are your answers guys. Those were the answers to the confidence around. I hope you had a fun time playing along with today's
Floppies: The Disks that Changed the World
"Jordan Montana is a pack rat. He's the creator of games like karate and the Prince of Persia and he meticulously saved everything along the way journals sketches and storyboards all of it so it came as a bit of a shock to him when he couldn't find something he'd saved and that something was a pretty big deal back in two thousand two magner was working on Prince of Persia the sands of time. The programmers wanted to add the classic version of the game to their playstation two update as an Easter Egg. So they asked him for the original source code but when magner looked in his archives he couldn't find it. He searched everywhere the source code that he'd written on his old apple to the cody was positive. He saved had vanished fast forward. Ten years mechanisms. Dad is cleaning house and buried at the back of a closet is a ratty looking shoebox holding a bunch of dusty old three and half inch floppy disks one is labeled Prince of Persia Source Code Copyright Nineteen eighty-nine and in brackets in all caps. The word original the long lost code found at last it had sat in that box for a quarter century before being unearthed like some archaeological discovery. But this was two thousand twelve. How would he be able to get it off? Those old discs and with the data still be intact. Was it in fact too late to save his work saving our work these days? It often happens. Automatically with programs regularly pushing stuff into the cloud. We don't worry about manually savings anymore. In fact a whole new generation doesn't even know what that save icon represents side note. It is not a vending machine but for many decades saving storing and transferring. Our data had to be done using some physical media when the personal computing revolution took off which we heard about in our last episode on the Altar Eight hundred. There was one piece of technology that became synonymous with saving the floppy disk. It seems so simple. Now but floppies change the course of our history because they helped turn microcomputers into personal computers. I'm surrounded Barak and this is command. Line Heroes Unoriginal podcast from that HAP. Let's put a pin in Jordan Lechner's floppy disk discovery for a moment. Welcome back to it first. Though I want to learn how the floppy disk was born in the first place and how it became such a crucial part of the TECH WORLD FOR ALMOST FORTY YEARS. Our first stop eighteen ninety. Before electronic computers existed there were electrical mechanical computing devices and the method forgetting data in and out of them was through punchcards the size of a dollar bill when electrons computers came along in the fifties. Ibm standardized those punch cards with eighty and twelve roads. A punched hole would form one type of character. No whole meant another for a long while. Those Punch cards were the main method for data input but handling hundreds of cards for bigger. More complex programs was hugely cumbersome. There had to be a better way to save and transfer information next up paper tape which came along in the nineteen fifties to hear how paper tape played a central role in the origin of personal computing. Listen to our last episode. Paper tape had the same punched hole method of reading data as punch cards. Because it's all one tape. No one had to worry about getting cards mixed up it could carry more. Data was much faster to us but as many computers grew in capacity they needed more and more tape to store programs like punch cards. Paper tape eventually met its limit. Enter MAGNETIC TAPE. The key ingredient was mylar a tough flexible material coated with magnetic oxide to make the tape recordable nine tracks could store up to one hundred seventy five megabytes per tape. That was a big deal in fifties and sixties magnetic tape drives of ten and a half inch. Wheels became standard issue for businesses. But the problem take is that it's great for moving large chunks date of one place to another. It's really hard to search on them to find anything in particular when we would install software on our mini computers in mainframes using tate. But it really wasn't that good for anything small and portable or if we wanted to do anything interactive on our with our data that Stephen Vaughan Nichols contributing editor at CBS interactive sure. Magnetic tape could store a lot more data. He was too big and swallow. It was only practical for the mainframe world really again. There had to be a better way and that better way came along in Nineteen fifty-six when launched its very first decide drive the IBM three fifty disk storage unit. It was a component of the three or five ramic mainframe computer a machine that filled an entire room. Here's Dave Bennett. A former IBM disk and storage product engineer. There was storage in core memory. In fact the disk storage device of which ramic was the first was a storage device that permitted random access to give on record as opposed to a tape. Drive interesting thing. That disk drive. Almost didn't see the light of day because it threatened. Ibm's punch-card business but the project was eventually approved. Problem was the drive contained. Discs made of solid metal ramic literally. Wait a ton it had to be moved with forklifts and transport it by large cargo. Not the most convenient storage method but out of that came a better solution of a floppy disk was originally developed for new need and the reason was that there was an intermediate kind of storage originally. There was a computer code and then there was the computer memory. The working memory but with system three sixty there was a new class of memory in between which they called firmware and in system three sixty there was unique technology for the firmware in various forms it was either a special kind of punched card or there was a thing called. Transformer read only storage but the new need was the desire to go from these technologies two semi conductor technology in the days when semiconductor technology was volatile. That means that the memory in semiconductors went away when the power was removed so there had to be a way of recharging bringing the program back into that memory when the power was restored for loading what was called a micro program or that intermediate memory and the need for such a device is what caused the development of the floppy disk dryer so in nineteen sixty seven. A small team of engineers led by David. Noble started developing an inexpensive system for loading those micro-programmes into mainframe computers. The code name for their project was Minna. Noble personally went through all the things that he could think of including various forms of punched cards including use of tape cassettes. And I don't know what else he went through but he hit on the idea of using an inexpensive form of this based on a flexible disc very inexpensive read only mechanism. The Minnow team wanted to be able to mail their micro-programme to various locations. That needed to load it. So the product for sending that program around had to be durable enough to fly through the mail without having its data damaged some kind of casing now what they actually had to do. In order to make it maleable was they decided to put it in a plastic container that was fairly rigid and they would actually read and write the disk while. I was inside of this plastic container like an envelope of plastic envelope. And when you have a coating on a disk and a rigid head you're going to have where and when you have where you have where particles and the problem they had was that as the were particles built up it's kind of caused an avalanche effect. The particles would act as additional abrasive. And then pretty soon with the particles being loose in there. You're where the recording track out and didn't work anymore. So a really smart guy that was on that program men name. Her Thomson came up with a plan that was based on a household dusting fabric that three m soul to housewives for dusting their furniture and he put a sheet of that in there between the envelope and the disk and that material picked up the were particles and they embedded themselves in that fabric and prevented the avalanche effect and really saved the
Fiat Chrysler finds new merger partner in Carlos Tavares
"French carmaker. PSA which owns Pirjo and Fiat Chrysler. Automobiles it's Italian American rival have agreed to pursue a merger that would create the world's fourth largest carmaker and reshape the ultimate of sector. I'm here with a motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell. And we're joined down the line by David Kayhan in Paris to discuss the merger. Hi Guys Peter Tell us first why these super super mergers have been considered at the moment. What's the rationale behind them earn? What's the most notable recent mergers in the sector so call makers of facing stresses from a lot of a different direction at the moment? They're facing falling sales in the facing the need to invest in some quite expensive new technologies electric cars. They need to sell to the C O talks across Europe and China as well as driverless vehicles and other such technologies that looking at now. What are these things cost money? And it makes very little sense for all of the world's carmakers call makers independently to spend the billions and billions that they need to develop this technology. It's much more sensible for them to tie up. A great proponent of this theory was Sergio Marconi the late former chief executive of fit cruiser who oversaw the merger between Fiat and Chrysler itself. WHO said the comic is need to tie up in order to avoid duplication teaching the list massive spending that they have to make? It's just too much cash. They need to splash right. So what are the relative strengths of the Fiat group. Compared to pressure so both companies are incredibly complementary geographically Peugeot exists almost entirely in Europe asam stuff outside Europe. But it's very very strong strong in Europe. Fat Chrysler despite being called fat is in fact predominantly in North America organization. Almost all of its profits. Come from selling pick-up trucks and very large. SUV's in the North North American region. It owns the ram heavy truck brand it ends jeep globally Lens Africa and Maserati and so for these companies they complement each other geographically and and what PSA has shown with its takeover of Opal which owns Fox hole in the last few years is that this is a company that can manage scale in European mass mass manufacturing so it already owns a number of volume brands in Europe. It audience Persian and sit. Trinidad's open phones Vauxhall. You would add to that fat if this merger went ahead head. And they've already showed that they can make these efficiencies of scale work within a single region within Europe which would be an advantage but PSA really although it's had an incredible Rana that's very profitable. Its growth is sort of come to an end really needs to try and push into North America which has plans to do unto its own steam and it really needs a serious premium. AM nameplate a merger with fair crews which is very strong in North America and has offer may a massive rati and jeep brings that I say so David John Elkin. WHO's the one of Italy's Agnelli families? The Italian billionaire behind axle which controls Fiat Chrysler and also the brains behind the proposed merger but his his attempt to do a similar deal with Renault early. This year failed at this plenty of examples of failure here. What happened there? Why did I go wrong? Defensive Him you ask really. FCA In parallel talks with Reynaud and Persia for quite a while but particularly since the start of the year. What people have told us that the whole time? They're in these as talks. They actually wanted runner. That was number one target. But I didn't know that so Iran may the news was given to the profoundly particular and generally that they were going to go over a nice over a good the only problem from. Sei's point of view. Is that across the table from the Reynolds argest shareholder was the French state. You might know that Renos found itself in a particular situation with its Japanese partner Nissan. And what the French state said was at Notre for the merger to go ahead. They wanted the explicit it consent agreement approval of Japan. They walked away. It was like ten days. The whole thing collapsed. It was a drama France. Tickets blamed by some sides if you took the French state on background they say maybe the deal wasn't as good for Renos. It could have been directing normal shareholder but either way John alcon sure. The French date didn't like what it was doing walked away dramatically and that leads us to PSA so would perjures Kosta virus preach batter partner. Do you think it depends. I mean I would cautiously say yes. Tavarez is a big personality big. Co elkhound is buying in is a guy who's not. It's going to take a backseat in any way he's going to be a CEO in charge driving strategy and Alcon will be classic chairman. You'd imagine it's kind of return to demark relationship. He had before maybe it was something. We didn't think he was totally on board. With an part of the reason he went Reynaud but where the project is definitely at nicer fit for FCA. Is that the French state is far less hands on this company. It has a shareholding but in Reynaud you could say that the French state is more like a family company shareholders. Huge emotional ties. It's the largest shareholder as well in Persia. It's a much more traditional shareholder it doesn't lockinge stakes. It's the joints are shareholder shareholder with both the Persian family and China's Dongfang. So you can see why it might be a better partner. Yes so notice. That are lex pages. Describe cried Mr Tavarez's quadri-lingual what kind of big personality is he. What kind of figure does he cut in the car? Industry globally so taveras is renowned and as one of the most capable executives across the automotive industry. If you look at his track record is performance. He came into Persia when they will almost bankrupt. He oversaw sore huge turnaround at the company then bought Opel. This was a company that General Motors couldn't make money out of twenty years. They turned that around in very short order and yet at the same time he doesn't have the gigantic room. Filling ego of some of the other executives in the auto industry would be more akin to traveling head of state when they it went overseas. Savar as who is a cost cutter to the core when he comes to the UK to visit the Vauxhall plant at Luton flies into Luton on EasyJet buys is is sandwiches in the corner shop before getting in a taxi to go over to the plant in his better than eight. Uneasy gentleman with US possibly explanation. But it's also true that he really has a way a of identifying with the ground level workforce as well as the executives and saying guys. You are the team here is up to you to deliver this turnaround plan has to go ahead. And he's been quite good actually particularly in the Opel turnaround of avoiding plant closures. No everybody thought when he bought Opel there we're going to have to shut factories and he said we're going to do this plan without shutting factories and they brought he managed that and what we expect from the FCA deal if it goes ahead. Is that going to make a commitment not to close any of either. I accompanies plants as a result of the turnaround as a result of trying to make savings here and so two Varas is seen. At least at the highest levels of most capable automative executives that gives at the moment and by some people is ranked the best glibly anywhere interesting David. How's he viewed inside of corporate France? If you like with a problem we have a terrorist journalist. This is not enough that stuff to say about him. It's genuine issue now. He's considered in France and piracy to be one of the best. I mean one of the reasons. The French government are supporting. This is because Tabarez is there. He's seen as being a safe pair of hands he sees having done a really great trainer ended Persia and he's seen as someone that they can trust in putting together this merger that's right but he has this cultural index territory. The allows him to associate with work in different countries so when he bought Opel everyone was naturally worried Opel. They were about to get fired but he walks into the headquarters Opel in Germany. All the stuff of April assembled there and his opening lines to the Marin German now he doesn't speak German but he'd learned some opening lines in German and was greeted with a big round of applause but also with the sense in the room that this was a guy who was on their side. It makes a big difference right okay. Personalities a site. Let's let's talk about some of the numbers here. What are the terms of the proposed? David I mean where would the merge creeped based for start. Well that's a very good question when that we don't really know the answer to yet. The idea is multiple As it stands but just very quickly so it's a fifty fifty all stock merger and there's going to be a special dividends and payouts. Either side equalized equalized values but analysts are suggesting that this looks like PSA buying FCA and part of the reason you can say that is the construction of the board Komo correct. He has eleven people five each plus Tavarez so the governance is tilted towards Paris. We will be watching to see where the operation headquarters is really eighty based where Tavarez sits even if I think Peter you might jump in here as well. FCA They're used to bring multiple countries in a way that maybe we'll create tensions. Well this brings us very nicely into the cultures of both companies to. FCA was a company that was borne out of this merger between Fiat and Chrysler and as such as a headquarters in London but but a major office insurance and a major office in Auburn Hills. Chrysler is based and whereas many car companies are deeply rooted in the national culture. These guys genuinely feel we'll multinational and they genuinely feel more global and they've actually culturally made a merger work which historically the consciousness quite difficult to do right. We saw DaimlerChrysler the fall apart we saw Ford Not Really Gel with any of the premium brands. It owned Volvo Janke Arrest Martin etc and at the same time you've got. PSA which also is culturally in quite an international fit because it has a British Brandon Vauxhall at has a German Brandon Opel and again it's made an automotive merger work in recent history and so one of the biggest barriers to auto mergers is cultural and it always is and it's the factions between different rival governments wanting a place at the table and to the fact that you've got to companies that are sort little mood globally cultural and have recently made big complex multi-country images work does bode quite well for these. Two companies being able to culturally fit together. which is a huge hurdle and obviously not a financial one but a key one that really needs to be overcome for any automotive motor to work now to think that assuming this goes through? Do you think there will be cost-cutting. This time we've spoken about how Mr Tavarez avoided this in the past but do we think an ax will fall this time around. They've talked about Oh savings of three point seven billion euros which they go to try and realize eighty percent of those within the first couple of years of the deal going through now. They haven't broken out exactly where that comes from. They've said it's not going to be plant closures if you look at. PSA during open takeover they managed to save a lot of money by shortening labor hours thousand doing various things around the way they utilize space in the factory floor but a big chunk of savings in a big rationale for the deal in the whole is as we said at the start to avoid duplicating investment it costs so it'll be avoid. Investment cost into electrification and avoided investment costs not just intellectuals -cation autonomy but also inter individual platforms so you built a car on. They'll merge those together they'll get huge potential savings and of purchasing components together all kinds of classic industrial merger synergies. I mean David. Is that message sticking in France. I don't think this merger would have been given the green light or been greeted with such political approval as it has been so far if it hadn't been for guarantees. He's about jobs and I think that's true in Italy as well. I don't think they're going to be closing plants. I just don't think it's politically tenable as Peter says for. They're going to be. Finding the savings is in our D adoption. Those kind of things. So if you're a betting man do you think the magic. We'll go ahead and if it is who then are the biggest rivals to the merged group. Rule the move music safaris overwhelmingly positive. The fact the French government seemed to be behaving better than they did last time older. That's not a terribly high bar bodes well for the whole thing going through now. What we're expecting expecting is it? Within the next sort of two three four weeks we'll get a memorandum of understanding between the two companies that will set out potentially more details about synergies potentially more details about management structure and various other things. Maybe even headquarters details then. Obviously the whole thing has to go to show. Does it both companies who have to approve them is quite difficult to to see them derailing that and then obviously it has to go through various other regulatory huddles. They also have to deal with antitrust issues so this will be the largest carmaker in Europe. It could be bigger than Volkswagen that market share in some countries such as constantly will be very high so they may have issues with that but no one seriously thinks that's going to derail l. the deal so assuming everything goes smoothly you could see it close within say nine months potentially two year. There's always a bit of leeway with these things either side and then obviously they will be the fourth largest in the world behind reminisce. And if you're treating those companies is one that's the whole other but also Volkswagen Toyota and on readiness and those three make ten million cars a year. These guys will make eight and a half million calls year that puts them slightly ahead of General Motors. You make about eight but they will be easily within the global top five for well. This is going to keep busy for the next year or so. Thanks Peter an thanks David thank you wolf listening.
World’s 14 Highest Peaks in 6 Months: Nepali Smashes Climbing Record
"Crew a Nepalese man is at the top of his game A. P.'s Charles bill does more reports he's a shattered the record for scaling the world's highest peak them all Pusha has successfully climbed the wheels fourteen highest mountains completing the feet in one hundred ninety nine days the previous record set by a south Korean climber was seven years ten months and six days Persia's speedy achievement was crowned by scaling Mount she she upon lie in China all the peaks how to be a thousand or more meters that's twenty six thousand two hundred forty feet in height I'm Charles
"persia" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"Rampage. We just had a rampage. Adaptation rampage might be the best one but that's it's so loosely based. It looks good but silly prince of persia jake jilin prince of persia not good eric's video game movies. I mean i like final fantasy advent children. Yeah that's up on these lists. Prince of persia is not a bad movie. I think it's actually a decent movie and it's actually well filmed and everything like that. It's just you know it's just a very <hes> boilerplate dealer plate like adventure movie. It's not but it's done well and you know jake joan halls of fucking the hollywood star. I think tomb raider movies are pretty decent. Silent pilot hellos pretty good. There was a silent hill. I say <hes> what else i know idea. I never seen the far cry movie but <hes> i think the tomb raider movies are okay. All three of them are out the new one. Would you prefer you think the ones are better than the angelina jolie tomb raider i liked. I think they're both with different but i think that like the angelina jolie move is more of a big movie. The other one's a smaller film hitman. I don't think i remember remember very well max payne with the and <hes>. I think that's it. I think the <hes> those are the only notable ones that i remember. I didn't see detective impeachable. Tomb raider with the tomb raiders rampage the final fantasy films. I like spurts within even though like people hate that movie. I actually enjoyed that. It's an interesting movie. It's about like the spirits of the earth in the coming to the realization that you know earth is inhabitable these these ghosts and stuff that are taking spirits that they have to fight. It's crazy an is actually a pretty decent. It's pretty decent of a action film amy thousand six so so for reference. I'm looking at all the video game adaptations. We are a lot closer to worst movie of all time than even like good the best pitcher at sixty s other than that. There's nothing over fifty. A two percent and a lot of these are single digits. I mean you literally have some of the worst movies of all times being video game absolutely street fighter mortal kombat annihilation shen doom. Yes movies treat chen leon. I am commander. That's a tweet dark sumer super. Mario brothers isn't great. I mean these movies are this is closer to to complete shit like why is it complete. Show my question is is it because someone hasn't done it right or is it not even impossible to do and people should stop try. I don't know i think that this is what happens. You have a a medium. That's that's that's not really meant to tell a story in the ways that it were in a movie in a move or does shelly right you. You know you read a comic book read..
"persia" Discussed on New Player Has Joined
"I feel like it's like is it like a Mario and Luigi game. No. It's not man, PlayStation. Oh. There are two people in it. It'd be I be so upset if this was describing Persia it's not, but that would be very, Jack and Dexter. I love that franchise. Dobby the house L. One of those naked trolls, and the borough of Brooklyn have a baby and give him goggles. That is to say everybody's bearded and wearing suspenders glasses, and then Jack has goggles goggles on his head. I know I can now vividly picture face caterpillars. I know exactly what she's talking about green eyebrow. Yes. Every single person plays this game for the first time. This is what happens the first one is like they're never gonna get it. And then after they're like, okay. I'm starting to understand. Penn and teller the big one talks a little doesn't in Jack and Dexter that is flipped. Correct. Followed around by cultural MAC, g three just that floating machine. Yup. That's pretty good. A really good job. Good at this. Have you been replaying, Jack and Dexter? I have not. Have not just pick games. It's on my system. I haven't downloaded yet in my life. I think the first one is really fun. I really like Jack to Jack is really good because it plays like grand theft auto weird. All right. Check this out. Yeah. You want to go for the second game lease. Yes. All right. I like all the cute sheds next. Everything wonder what they're there for..
"persia" Discussed on New Player Has Joined
"Hey guys is key Jesse. This is new player has joined about the people love and why they love them. We are. Stopping time. We're stabbing. Toothbrush after into shake. Prisoners. Today. We're talking about prince of Persia the sands of times fantastic. Great game. He it pretty Pretty great. pretty great game. And we're sitting down with a comedian, Matt Apodaca talk about it. And guys if you don't know mad. He's great. He's great man was delightful, you here in this episode that you can tell our voices that we like man you like mad. I'm like. Met we like prince of Persia, it's it's a game that kind of set the stage for a lot of games that are popular. Now. Now, this is the this is the this. This is the more modern version of principle. Right. We're not playing the first one where it's just, you know, you're stabbing people and his blood and tracks really gruesome, it's amazing how few pixels there are and yet how violent it manages to be. Yeah. Not that game. No, no, not that this game. You're jumping off walls doing creative on stuff and solving puzzles. I'd be more than happy to talk about that original one. Yeah. Let's do it. Let's skip the whole. You can hear voices that what we really like Matt or skipping. We're going to talk about the original prints of Persian stead, but you guys until we love his episode, Maui fantastic and prince Persia, Greg gagne great series. I feel like we sped through this one. Is there anything else we should say? How are you? I'm fine. Our you I'm fine. I'll tell you how I am tomorrow after election day. Yeah. Guys, please. Oh shit yet today. Go vote today. Go right. I'm good tell I'm not kidding. All texts all of your friends to all of your friends. Tell them to vote Ainhoa at screw it vote blue. I'm not even going to say you just vote. Don't fuck in vote read. For the love of God you want healthcare. If you want your children to be safe. I'd say what water thirty years water in the.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Moved by what he saw the king of dr the boy desk them and his family assam with no royal blood and no i only throw but that was something else at work that day something beyond simple from young by case basis became prince of persia thank you for listening to this episode of now playing podcast we hope even joined the show good story his his world we'll come back to now playing podcast dot com each week for another new movie review podcast we can't stop you on the weekend and in the now playing podcast dot com or kinds you can find reviews of other video game movies including resident evil that king of kong the wizard super mario brothers streetfighter double dragon tomb raider rampage and more doubt if you coverage ready for this also at our site you can find hundreds of other movie reviews including star wars on nightmare on elm street independence day the avengers fills back to the future batman superman the fast and furious and four controlled prints do you want to continue insert money now to keep playing now playing he looks at stake now playing podcast is show without any sponsors or adds we've ally on support from listeners like you to keep now playing operating who plays for the school businessman you can donate to the show and as our thank you receive bonus podcasts over one hundred fifty bonus movie reviews are available the choose from on the now playing bean page including alien nights of the living dead jurassic park ghostbusters indiana jones lord of the rings psycho.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"See it i think there is a movie here to be made i like the game it's got a very cinematic origin and there have been many movies in the style that have worked i think somebody could have done it i would turn back the hands of time and just redo everything new director new star no disney honestly if disney weren't trying to chase pirates of the caribbean and this was maybe ridley scott trying to follow up gladiator you might have had something but in this package in this way coming as a disney film after the iraq war no everything feels tepid halfhearted everything but the budget feels like they were barely trying they spent a lot of money on this movie and yet i can't see that they were trying to accomplish anything except not to offend people and what you get is a beautiful looking nothing of a movie that has no aftertaste you won't even remember that you saw it and that's got to be not recommend three for three because again like sand pouring my memories of this movie are pouring out of my brain legitimately i sat down to watch this movie and yes i was sick at our narcotics but i decided i just was going to go to sleep instead of finish the next day i started over again then i got distracted at i stopped like twenty minutes in the third night i sat down to watch this entire thing and by the end it's like why did i bother doing this it's just not a horrible movie it is not the worst movie in this video game series by a stretch eight is just so watered down and so nothing of a film it's completely get adequate it does nothing special it has no great performance except for alfred molina who is completely in the wrong movie though he's acting like he's in modern times but he's opposed to be a negative five bc persia.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"In this we could just have j jilin hall go city to city and have different adventures there but no they decide they're going to hammer home this romance isn't it ironic it is ironic that the woman who saying ironic doubts things as a love song for the closer of this movie i remain and we never saw latest worst set again after this that song is painful i listened to it twice it sounds like every other alanis morissette song but the producer decided to put some stereotypical finger cymbals and sitars and it's yeah you know i remain it's not going to stay in your head and you joked about at the top but i don't know if what it says about this movie that i was kinda surprised that they didn't close with if i could turn back time by share here would have nothing to do with this movie song old enough at this point you might as well just got some royalties off of it again i never saw latest again i never saw jimmer arte again i certainly didn't see a sequel to this i don't even think they made many prints persia video games after this i think it wiped out the entire love of this whole prince persia feing actually it's assassin's creed that caused it they would've made more prints persia games except assassin's creed has sold so crazy they've just had their entire team doing nothing but assassin's creed for a long time we'll have to wait till we get to that movie i think another year there's still a lot more video games before we get there.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Is going on here is that still doesn't know the full story at this dagger it's just basically kind of been the cat and mouse game between him and to meena and her not giving up all the information or white needs to be protected and in the meantime one or both of them or the knife is being abducted over and over and over again throughout the middle part of this movie yeah they don't have a good sense about what the story should be i think it's pretty clear and we've seen this time and again with video game movies we know the characters that are in it we know that we need to hit certain seen certain beats have detailer an artifact that needs to pop out but what the story needs to be and how to develop them as characters seems to be the thing that these projects always trip over again and again and even though they have all of this money disney's doing no better than when they were making mario but you can't blame the video game nece if anything the probably or is they got away from the video games having played six of the seven prince persia games by this point i have a feel for what the game play is and none of it is held gotta run for these ostriches it's all i need to jump on the roof i need to use my knife to slide down this bannister they get all of that out of the way during the city invasion he does a little bit more of it later but not much the rest of this very landbased the problem is we just have an aimless action movie the fact that it's video game is completely gentle poorly written action films a poorly written action film they're not taking something from the game and doing poorly they're just doing things poorly no they're taking it from the headlines i wondered about this when the movie came out i was like persia is iran and that means i rocked to a lot of people and then lot of americans have very strong feelings about that war and that area of the world how are we going to have escaped entertainment and the answer is they're going to bring that up here ben kingsley is playing dick cheney under false.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"You're right and the steel came about during the bronze age which is about negative three thousand so they had steal a couple centuries early here too and it did start though in the east okay but i don't think they had steel tip crossbows that could penetrate stone but that's not our problem our problem is this is not an accurate depiction of persia what made me pause the film okay problem my my issue is i don't feel like this character is more interesting than orlando bloom and while our landau bloom was fine for his minimize supporting role he needs a foil what i think this movie is going to severely lack as someone with the energy of damp obviously you can't just carbon copy pirates of the caribbean you have to do different things but he needs to be able to play off someone because he himself is sort of a cookie cutter hero of your i get why you're going to debt because they did market this i mean when bruckheimer who is the producer of this went to disney we got our next pirates i mean that was literally the words he said they thought this would be the one to pick up that torch but i'm just looking at him as generic action star it's not depth that they wanted you never want generic though that's the problem if he's a generic star then that's not going to carry this antiquated series you need someone that's so charming we don't care that this is an antiquated series i've just tried to say is he able to do the action though is able to oh yeah sure i mean yeah i've physically yeah he fits the mold you could digitize him and i could play them as the character in the game.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"So it's okay i don't need it to be a big twist but i'm onto this movie very early about okay they're going to tell us that this kingdom is ruled by brotherhood but really there's animosity between the brothers and definitely been kingsley he's not hiding very well his plicitly i mean so much so to that point that when ben kingsley shows up in iron man three they flip that on its head he's supposed to be this big bad guy who we find out just an actor so that makes it funny in that respect yeah the twist is when he's not the villain is right for you think he is what other thing about this prologue it starts with these words on the screen as it is said some lives are linked across time connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages destiny all right now assassin's creed is actually a series that spinoff of prince persia that is absence creed game was supposed to be a prince of persia game where you were protecting the prince from assassins and the boob is off said no the prison the main character we're gonna make it his other series wow and in assassin's creed i hadn't seen the movie but i've seen the trailers i've seen the movie it jobs through time where you're the past and the present so to speak yeah i won't reveal everything but yes they move around and so i thought this was going to be a complete time travel story where we see jake jilin hall in five bc nj jilin hall sometime in the future and that lives are linked by destiny i don't get what this title which they repeat at the end it's so important to remind us at the end but i don't see these lives linked across time because when we do travel in time here the most we ever go is a day and i think it's important to point out at this juncture what we're talking about this time travel or any of that doesn't take place for a good half hour into the movie up into this.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Voided snakes and this had similar things i don't know i didn't get very far in the game because yeah i just couldn't make the jumps i saw the whole game through thanks to somebody on youtube and i played it on the pc i did finally find an emulator and i got through a couple of sword fights at least i got to level two or three and i played the sequels a little bit but it's really a puzzle game in the form of an action game because you do have to be just standing on the exact right block and then hit the right button to jump or you have to do these little steps and it's just a matter of you go you figure out oh this is the where the floor falls out under me and then you play it again and now you know that's the spot and you have sixty minutes only because a lot of round it is the king is gone and the evil jaffar yes jaffar as in a latin just before them weren't ripping anybody off is telling the princess you have one hour to marry me or i will kill you the prince's like but no i love another and that is your character who if you rescue her within the sixty minutes before jaffar kills her marries her thus becoming the principal she's the princess so it's your goal to become the prince by rescuing the princess kind of mario e in that you're doing a lot of running and jumping but it's more puzzle based than that the second one had a lot more sword fights going on and added some mysticism like flying medusa heads the third one and they didn't go out that often that's the real weird thing is because prince of persia sold so little at first it took four years for the sequel to come out and then six years on top of that before the part three came out prince of persia three d came out in nineteen ninety nine i was well aware of that and then by that point it was just called the tomb raider rip off because they went three d and it's all these jumping puzzles in these chasms and everybody's like yeah it's like tomb raider but not as good the company was kind of going out of business at that time they released it unfinished and stewart said.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"He really did hit on something with this game i mean i wouldn't say i was there day one i'm guessing probably ninety ninety one time i was sitting down playing but i gotta tell you it was one of these games that i logged the lot of hours on i remember specifically we had this really janke peripheral joystick that was kind of spring loaded and never really wanted to stay centered and this is one of those games where where you are on the screen is very important to what's going to happen next because there's a lot of times where you need to jump from one platform across a chasm to another one and if you're told isn't exactly on the perfect pixel you're gonna miss and so i remember just doing this game level by level over and over and over again for those who haven't played let me just describe it because i did loaded up on my raspberry pi emulator for nintendo and if you've seen that youtube video which i showed stewart of the most frustrating game ever it's out for the iphone where you just watch this person di di di again trying to make these jumps that's how i felt putting prince of persia for the intendo then youtube video that compared all i think it's eighteen versions of principia and it turns out only the apple two version and the pc version are at all playable because of control problems if you played it for the genesis super nintendo nintendo whatever mostly the controls were so screwed up that as you said just and you couldn't get the jumps timed right but it sure a two dimensional and by that i mean like donkey kong or the original super mario brothers a two dimensional tomb raider where it's all jumping puzzles and wanted a freight while sword fight i think you're bears into pitfall is an apt one that was one of tari twenty six hundred best games and if you know that system you should know that game but it was much better than raiders of the lost ark for atari and yeah you swung on vines you jumped over quicksand you have.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Yeah we'll get into that but i did my homework i felt like i need to catch up so not only did i join arne for playing several iterations of the game it should be said there was an initial trilogy in the nineties and then i think this movie is more inspired by the games that came out in the two thousand there was another trilogy that started in i think two thousand three but i also picked up the book by the creator jordan michener i guess i'll call it a book he self published his diary at the time that he was developing prince of persia and what kind of unique about it i'm kind of fascinated about the way movies and computer games intertwine he wasn't aspiring filmmaker who used a bowl ix camera to film his brother and himself and some other actors and actually digitize that and put it in the game that was the breakthrough there i think that's what drew me to this game it wasn't the john rea it wasn't the fact that i became a fan of the franchise prince persia it was the fact that it was a rota scoped graphic platformer that looked better than any game i've ever played it was kinda like pitiful but with way more frame rate and way more control over what you were doing on screen seep princeton persia game that i was well aware of because it was ranked number one on a lot of best game of all time lists if you can believe that what yeah it did not sell well when it came out into nali it well partly was because he developed it for the apple two e when that was going away they were rushing to try and get it converted to and other game platforms and it did eventually find that success but a few years after nine hundred eighty nine right it came out sold okay and as you mentioned it was programmed by just one person it's so funny to think back in the eighties when that was the case when you could actually have a game program by one person but that was mostly the case for a lot of those early games not only that but like it was his hobby like he was really trying to be a filmmaker he's like oh i'm just doing this game things in the meantime until i become a make.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Long ago and a land far away that once rose empire that stretched from the steps of china to the shows of the mediterranean empire was pasha welcome now playing podcast review of prince of persia the sands of time the bone between brothers and he's the sole defendants prayed that sued remain strong part of now playing video game movie review series hosted by arnie boy whose bloods wasn't noble character one came in spinach just it they say about that we pick swords and stewart they may not be much for matters but they're pretty handy and fight this podcast may contain detailed plot spoilers and harsh language why would i go when i knew so dangerous listener discretion is advised told me everything gives them on ice today we're discussing for ins of persia the sands of time starring jake jillette hall chevra arts sutin ben kingsley alfred molina directed by mike newell this is your prints of podcasting like sand through the hourglass these are the podcast of our lives and this is arnie and stewart and this is just an just tad we picked you up as a little orphan boy oh about a year ago playing video game movies and we're still doing it we've reached the year nineteen eighty nine i remember that year very well billy joel's we didn't start the fire and that's your goto was the year of billy joel it but i didn't have an apple two es so i wasn't playing princeton persia or at ever really heard of this property till i was in the movie theater in two thousand ten i had no idea this was a game you know what's funny is through all of this i never thought i'd be the goto guy on a game but this game was my shea m i don't know i didn't pick it out it just something my dad must have picked up and installed on our computer 'cause i played this game so much i was excited when i saw this schedule like ooh i never saw the movie i wonder if it's the same as the game i loved.
"persia" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was we had the taste of persia so that we didn't want to miss any fat is wait and they'll have to have the weather get had this the sirloin with that was sliced thinly georgia jim now and that check it so i the chicken within this is so dry and then when did try the chicken with the the walnuts delicious that person was definitely a gulf because it gives you a variety of everything that gives you the best of the best of what they offer end the price there was a lamp it just felt right off the ball that was the hit it has a day could we day that was it everyone just couldn't stop grabbing at one person's play we ordered more that was just amazing white house are out of that saffron and they're definitely and sound that necessarily the leading spice about who cuisine saffron south we were told a lot of london a lot of line a lot of the shark tank we found that it was delicious what did you think of the service i mean that the guy they're the servers were so fantastic they couldn't do enough and they had a bok levada initially pakalipha it's very thick intense and it was lovely and flaky and delicious team that was delicious oh my gosh it was a very nice team but its authenticity as we're seeing in the euro's you now have an extensive nice palette and you can bring in cuisine i think you're gonna love this thing i don't have an impression akashi singlevisit with her all right just this is your fat wrap it up.
"persia" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"A persia which was ruling that the the land at the time at about like this six two third centuries bc um persia heads zoroastrianism which head dualisms so they kind of introduced at the hebrew faith to dul ism and hence satan was originally board yes so there's no like consensus when you look at these old text what these translations mean us sometimes it is an adversary or an opponents god sometimes it's not sometimes it's uh he's like the uh the uh an attorney and the heavens legal system shrank from the book at people like come out bettina oh yeah quite literally when didn't play the double it as a lawyer right what was devil's advocate right with canada i don't think ever saw that i did neither naqa by me were both alive at the time so we know there are did you know you look at all these different forms of what the word meant back then before it became the modern version we all know in the one kind of common thread to all of them though is it satan was an outsider who was sort of uh against the man and these establish values that everyone else seemed to believe it right or established rules or just even the establishment general yes he's the antithesis of that correct uh get into the christian new testament and it starts to clear up a bit um the where there is a single being called satan who has supernatural in it's a an in direct opposition to god and is usually use as a as a tool god uses as a in the bible is as a test like go down there and test these humans drug ithaca the see if a seat c which way their allegiance allay right um that same called the scriptural saint satan of the scriptures right yeah um he also kind of comes out of nowhere in the new testament to tempt jesus in the desert.
"persia" Discussed on Reality Life with Kate Casey
"You know the the shah's they they are very passionate in persia they're very passionate people that they love hard we fight hard and and but they're very bonded were very tribal as as persians and so when they fire eight it's like built the fight but at the end of the day they at like barely make up it's like i know that in a resin mike you know two seasons ago really had a digress but they're very close again so it's it's like family you know so it why does an awesome expose her personal life when she's so secretive about it i hate that just a personal preference honestly like i i totally i i i can't speak to that to be honest with you i like i wouldn't for like personally i wouldn't be able to expose editing like i wouldn't want to be a reality tv or or have i live expose like that and i get it it's like it's persians very superstitious as well so it's very and that's was tough it's an unscripted show when it's like it you don't want to put it all out there i think she's very protective of her family in very protective of obviously her newborn and um and just a her relationship and i respect that it's like it's teach their own in that's uh that's what it is i that's why i like not that i would ever the unaunso resort and but he wanted to like anybody would want me but i i'd be the same way jay only but like is you know that's teach their own to be honest with you just weird i i really can't speak for her so we are to be on a tv show but then on expose that and then we'll tell us about uh mike in jessica could you see that coming uh i loosened by one hundred percent and foods though like i i here's an interesting story about mike it's real and i did not i met him one time before this is how i that have i was park in my car in venice beach in two thousand.
"persia" Discussed on That Awful Sound
"Cut did they stand up sixty nine and david dreaming is the one that hold sully up and cory taylor takes the shots because he is five seven also night is eats all their poop could be gives people he will shit yes for catching my ride this one's very short and sweeper masher fall said this makes you want to play some diablo too tight iaglu this i think this was unlike the prince of persia say with standalone was in the prince of version century was the way it was in a scorpion king and the person hundreds amazing house mileage they got out of that song that's not real i think it is epic i'm remembering that correctly is crazy to his life there's something from wikipedia that i forgot to read or that i didn't write down but wicket pedia for this band wicket pedia is basically the comments section of two hits the level of writing were the moon the level of light content that we're dealing with your very well documented band on wikipedia it is commonly believed this is on his way on his personal wicked section under religious views it it is commonly believed that the god smack song verdoux is about his heroin addiction which he didn't have by narrative ciller his heroin addiction but it's the nonexistent but in fact is the advocate of a favourable mention towards the story of the serpent and the rainbow so that's what it is guys it's an advocate of the favorable mention towards the story of the syrup in that raise our login may not what you said earlier pretty much for what you pretty much the verbatim earlier ride we were just repeating or not weaken he is just a.