36 Burst results for "Sega"
Fresh update on "sega" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Company first announced it was working on a home video game system peripheral that would be a VR headset Now at the time virtual reality had generated a lot of buzz and excitement This was back during the first real frenzy around virtual reality This was the one that would eventually result in a bubble collapsing in on itself and destroying an entire group of technologies for about a decade But in 1991 VR seemed like it was going to be the next big thing So Sega had a big prototype to show off in 1993 at various trade shows and it planned to release the consumer model in 1994 at least that's what they announced The headset featured a pair of LCD screens and speakers that would fit over your ears It had sensors for head tracking and there were at least a few games that were in development for the peripheral And then Sega stopped talking about it I'll mention of the VR headset disappeared Later the company would claim that the problem was that the experience of the headset delivered was just too darn realistic And that there was a fear that users might hurt themselves while wearing the headset because everything was too gosh darn real when you wore it But some people said that maybe there were other issues at play here such as some problems with head tracking The resolution on the screens might not have been very good or maybe there were real problems with latency That tends to lead to a nauseating experience in VR Latency is that lag you experience between performing an action and having something actually happen in a game So an example in VR is that you're wearing the headset and you turn your head to the left And then I have second after you turn your head your view starts to change And there's that lag between what you see what you've done and what you actually see happening And that kind of gives you this sort of uncomfortable motion sickness It's very off putting but we never had to put off Sega VR headsets because they never came out Well I've got a lot more vaporware to talk about in just a minute But first let's take a quick break to thank our.
Valve Announces Steam Deck to Compete With Switch
"Steam which is made by valve company valve They just announced pretty much. What was it last. Wednesday last thursday out last week. They announced the steam deck. So again yes. It's very similar to the deck. It's called the steam deck and it is a handheld system. It looks a lot. Like the sega game gear it does. It's gotta come back in the day. A seven inch screen. That is is pretty good. I mean he's still looks like a great screed. Yeah it's a decent screen as hand-held it's got the analog controllers got a directional controller. it's got a touch pat on both sides for more of a mouse movement. Kind of thing. It's got a few buttons on the back. A few buttons on the top. So it's got more buttons per se than than than ten to switch but it was interesting about is like i said it's not only just. The name is very close to el gado stream deck. Yeah and and it's still yet to be found if that's going to be the final name i mean. There is a website street or steam deck dot com steamed Dot com is where you can find the the information on this hand-held device but nintendo i think they gotta be shaking in their boots. Because nintendo's had this the the switch that's twenty seventeen and they keep talking about switch pro yes. Is this new model. Yeah basically that's when his was doing is like everybody's sitting there saying hey nintendo. It's time to upgrade your system. Let's get a new switch switch pro. That's got better. Cpu a better graphics card. A bigger screen nintendo's like oh biggest green. Sure we'll give you bigger screen. We'll wait hold up. No no we want. We want a better processor and gpo. No no no no just going to better screen. That's all they're doing. They're releasing the exact same switch with a better screen.
Persona's 7 New Announcements
"It's time to start the persona hype machine. Once again personas twenty-fifth anniversary is upon us and they are teasing seven upcoming announcement. Starting now going all the way through autumn. Twenty twenty two to burn. Go over to darren. At gamespot for the report said developer atlus is marking the twenty fifth anniversary of the persona franchise with some big news as the studio. T's not one but seven new announcements for the series. These reveals won't be made all at once though is that. Let's tweeted that. It'll spread the silver anniversary announcements out over the course of a year. The first which will be made in september in the final one coming in autumn. Two thousand twenty two quote stay tuned for a year persona news events in more atlas tweeted with an image that looked vaguely like grand threat. Your theft persona because all the different protagonists in like what those announcements could be are up for some speculation as they could range from new games through you through to merchants dry merchants dice drops But what is interesting is that the tweet came from both atlas and its western marketing division atlas west atlas parent company. Sega recently confirmed that it would increase efforts to bring games from the developer to western audiences. Much more quickly than compared to previous which resulted in year long waits for some titles sega's also looking to bring more of atlases library to pc especially with games like persona four golden finding great success on the platform
Just how epic was Suggs' Final Four game-winner?
"The Final four last night, one seed Gonzaga at 11 seed U. C. L A. We're tied at 90 in the final seconds of overtime. Here comes sucks Long three for the winner Takes it home. Banks it hold Jalen Suggs deep. Sweet Justin Gun. Sega one step closer to history Call on Westwood one. Gonzaga will face Baylor in the National championship game after they routed Houston, 78 to 59.
"sega" Discussed on The 90's Effect
"My computer wants to cooperate. Yes relying on systems. Always fun so At number five. I put banana brothers which was nineteen ninety year period Just just period for me okay. altered beast. I know i put that at number four. Because it's it's just to point out. Yeah tech Techno techno cup. While and then i put for number two. I had a vendor holyfield's real deal boxing. That was a great game and then to top off sega. I put ready to rumble. Boxing from the dreamcast. Because that was a great fucking game as well. Oh see i was. I was under the guys that we were doing. We were doing strictly second genesis so i didn't realize that okay But i'll give you mine are all take john assists. Because that's what. I thought understanding. Sorry about that. It's fun number five streets of rage to Phenomenal game. I actually think you and i played a little bit over the summer didn't we we did And number four is comics zone. Came a little later. It was like nineteen ninety. Five started playing that way. Two months ago. When i loved it never played it at. My house is a kid I probably did. I just remember it. Okay fantastic gave new news. It is So streets of reach two was five comics. Zone was number four Three i have altered beast which lasted classic game from your grain off was number. Three was altered beast number two. i I gotta go with. It is Sonic the hedgehog to the second one though is going to be in my top. My top five And number one was actually so originally it was the second game also was released for super nintendo. But i'm counting. Because i played it onstage. I have it for still to this day. One of the only games for sega. That i have that i still have the case for In that be zombies ate my neighbors degree game. Love it about as big a fan of the super nintendo version actually Maybe it's because i'm used to this version. More when i was i tried out the super nintendo won a couple of times as a kid and even over the summer when i got that consul. I was telling you about you. Ended up getting to superintendent is still like it as much. I don't know what it is about it. I think it's just. I'm so used to it. Configuration on the controls but yeah so that's my top five per second genesis and i i guess So i i do like your. It means some things. I think about that i had actually forgotten about a rumble. Boxing was a fucking phenomenal. Game is it was was a phenomenal game. And i don't know why I wish i had realized that. We're going outside of just a second genesis because there were some really solid game so john. Cd was sick. That game Your brother used to play Double switch your. That game was nasty..
"sega" Discussed on The 90's Effect
"That's right five years of losses. Sega exits to console market in two thousand one. So yeah that's that's our history of saga. Yeah it's not quite as colorful or as exciting as intendo but second definitely served its purpose in my upbringing and it still serves the purpose in my life today but that being said i mean those just so dominant and they've made relationships and so many other creators like sony and like i have also on my home switch. I was able to get the original final fantasy seven the playstation game and all the crash bandicoot games on nintendo unintended. That's cool. That's not saying it was never making those relationships with anybody intendo exactly and and like you said before about the dreamcast. And everything like a daily dollar short you know. Like nintendo and sony already beat sega to the punch of of cd generated games. That were dislike. Dislike the fuck outta here you know. Excuse me so. Are we moving on. Were moving on to our a question of the week. Let's do it all right. So the question of the week is if sago won the video game wars would they be successful as nintendo is today sega. one of game was I mean it's open to interpretation right. I mean when you say one you mean if nintendo hadn't done as well as it had would sag have done as well as an intendo has done like if the tables were turned you know. Aryan probably i would. I would probably. I'm i don't know. I feel like the dreamcast. Would like probably put a dent in them. You know where the dreamcast was. Awesome system but just people never accepted it. You know and. I don't know. I just feel like the dreamcast would kill them a little bit but i feel like they would rage on in the end and yeah i could see them being successful in intendo if they won. We'll go with the. Yeah so Let's move on to Our top five lists of for Video games from both nintendo and sega. do you wanna start. Should i You can you can make it happen. Okay i'll start with my top five. Sega games.
"sega" Discussed on The 90's Effect
"But that's just me. Oh let's let's move onto good old. Sega see what they were up to. So sega's history is basically. They have roots tracing back to standard games back in nineteen forty service games of japan in the nineteen fifties after the founding of neon guerrero hassan which became sago following acquisition of rosen enterprises in the nineteen sixties Sega was originally an importer of coin-operated machines in japan and the also manufactured slot machines in joe. Juke boxes. my god. I cannot speak tonight And the also definitely began developing their own arcade games in nineteen sixty six and then in nineteen sixty nine gulf and western Western excuse me industries than owner power. Mount bought sega. And then they continued its arcade game business through the nineteen seventies but then in the early nineteen eighties. Sega begins to develop video game. Console starting with the sega genesis. One thousand and master system love the master system. He s nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight sega. Genesis gets released struggling at first but became a major success after the release of sonic the hedgehog again. I still play my daughter so some background for the listeners. My daughter's five and a half years old so she was born in two thousand fifteen So she obviously didn't grow up with all that stuff. She's in our cheese now she's grown up and I have when the pandemic broke out early on. I broke out. All my old consoles My original marital saga Any asthma snes mccain feud literally like eighty you can think of that was made from like eighty five to twenty twelve. I broke it out. I was playing and my daughter grew really fond of Watching me play and pretending shoes playing. Sonic so let play his tales and in the last so about seven months ago or so. I bought an attentive switch. And i downloaded a sega. Emulator on their you know about that. And and She's actually been playing. Sonic the hedgehog two and she can actually beat the first couple levels in it now which I can tell you brings me a sense of pride. I imagine i won't feel again until she applies to college But he these last. You're definitely not pride feeling for sega. Commercial failures thirty two x saturday and the dreamcast. And the who won't won't won't man you know what though that's not fair because i was a big fan of the dreamcast. But when the dreamcast came out it was so far behind. Its time because early. Sadly at that point. I think microsoft was already in the game with xbox As oni was at the playstation nintendo had all their stuff and success and and game cube was around. I mean dreamcast just came out a little too late. If that of years earlier i feel like they could have really made some some more noise than they got to. I still have. I still have measuring cast night of the living dead to one of my favourite games or house of the dead to how i love the first one. I used to play a first one. In the arcade been hampton beach. It was awesome. I forget the exact name. But i loved it. Probably go look and get the name. You're right you're right house of the dead. And here's the. Here's the final blow for sega. Following five years yes..
Little Nightmares II/Initial release date
"On february eleventh we had little nightmares to from band dynamical entertainment on the twelfth. Of course. Super mario three d world plus browsers fury from nintendo and on february twenty third will have curse of the dead gods from pass tech games and focus home interactive plus persona five strikers from sega and peace studio and rogue heroes ruins of tasos from heliocentric studios team. Seventeen on february twenty fifth. We have ghosts and goblins resurrection from capcom on twenty six. We have bravely default to from nintendo at some point in february. We don't have the exact date yet. But we will have capcom arcade stadium and on march fourth. We've got see of solitude the director's cut from jeremiah. Games and electric arts on march ninth. We have apex legends from electronic arts and on march twelve. It's crash bandicoot four. It's about time from toys for bob and activation and on march twenty third. We have story of seasons pioneers of olive town from marvelous and finally on march six. We have both balan wonderland from square unix and monster. Hunter rise from capcom
"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"All right thank you for joining us on episode twenty six dash eight of rhythm and pixels. This is our our look at the history. And and everything about the sega channel. So i think we covered everything we could about. The second channel is one of the things. We're just not a lot to talk about about it. But what there is to talk about is very prominent. And i can appreciate that because again. This sega china was a product that back in the day at least in my neck of the woods before we were all internet connected. No one knew about just gotta stumbled across it somehow onto this day i barely can remember how just no i remember bugging the living daylights out of the cable company to get it and nobody else knew that i knew had it but me people come to my house to play it. I had no idea you needed a second cable. Line coming through the house. So you coming into your room or was it like living around my mother's okay. Okay because i had to go there to play which was interesting because that means that there was no well we were younger than really played late night games anyway. Yes better but for the most part if he wanted to play longer than if we basically have her shows were coming on we wanted to keep playing games go she asian tactic do this thing. I don't know man. I wanted to play like. Yeah oh play some more mortal combat or whatever like i couldn't if there was a game on you know there's the ball or basketball or something like i was immediately voted out. That is one thing where i will to deny dicey i look. I feel very thankful for. I had the swab. The second channel didn't run on my tv. I did have my own. Tv for video games guys. A christmas present one year is one of those classic rabbit ears. Thirteen channel dial. Tv's vhf tv. I used to love the yet to take the screwdriver. To loosen up the screws in jammed the fortune titan. Backup that t. But i used to use that to play any s and super nintendo and i pretty much use that television up until one thousand nine hundred ninety six when i bought no ninety seven. That's what i bought that. Tv and got fired from kaby right afterwards which was pretty funny there. But he's that team for years from a says from the eighties up until ninety seven. That's like that's like how those games are meant to be played right on the not just on the crt but like attached to like we're not even like into the cable part of the tv. But you're right. You had to get a screwdriver and attach it to where the antenna gets attached to the tv. But the are f swinging. Rob switch see lesson from folks also magsi music where yeah episode. Five episode four. I remember i went back. When i i listened to the legacy music hour. I went back to old episodes trying to figure out why they call them. Bravo switch and switch our f- switch and i thought that was hilarious and the rest is history. I'm just nichols rodney. Rob nicholson i'm not. I'm just come up. What nato. I m or f nichols wait a bit. I think it's funny. Like i'm really hardcore back into ddr. Like i haven't for a while but I'm on twitch and i'm doing like some tournaments and i'm i'm helping produce content for the game and i'm going by either my name or by like robert mind or whatever but i remember back in the day. I was dj zero. Everybody called me. Like i still have your old cd. I found a whole bunch of them in the closet. But i wonder if i went back to us any. Nfl recognize it. But i don't think i would like now have you is dj zero. And he kept using but he goes by zero. Also zero comes from mega man x. Yeah i see. I would just start using my real name. I'm thinking about changing your name zero. No i'm changing my name. To rob nichols you're already robbed thinking of submitting some music to some contest and some other stuff. I'm just gonna use my real name. Because i'm not twenty year old rob anymore. I'm just me they can use my g adult. Look me up in the phone book. Now that the white days he had like pitches our agent. There's something to be said about that too. I've been thinking about that a lot lately. 'cause older you know inching tea and stuff the thought that when we were kids and our parents boy these game consoles into our homes they were mainly buying them force themselves. The fathers were provided for themselves. But they're also like the sun might like this you know here's a coleco. Vision tried out in the neighbor. Dog get bored of it over time but the kids stuck with it and then the parents claim they all grew of games eventually new grew out of the state with their old music noor old. Tv show meanwhile you look at our generation ninth generation after generation. We now we kept playing video games but we never quote unquote age out of them as our parents claimed to have done in clayton we would also do and due to the going back to the mentioned throwaway culture of like disposable music and stuff just the how we were able to get it. We never really settled onto classic music either. At least most people. I know i know. I haven't i know people are still talking about climate in the blink one eighteen us classic rock nail whereas like whatever i want to listen to. I haven't settled on a band yet. I still busy. And i still love you know. They are back in the day moses. Now i'm learning about the last five years. I think it's like you don't. They didn't get too old to watch movies. you know. it's just another media. And i think at the time it was it was being marketed as toys right as being marketed as things for for kids. But as we've gotten older and the storytelling is changed. The technology has changed. Its for everybody now. They may get this. Well keep in mind. I only i only know this because it came up one. Snl snl a couple of days ago. They only started getting marketed to kids. When intendo took the helm back when coleco and commodore and all those were the big dogs they were just computer. Systems. while that's the same welby. Wear the shift happens if you go back to. I listened to a lot about this on Great podcast that is called the retro. They had a whole couple episodes episodes on.
"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
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"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
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"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"I'll admit ain't touching they ain't touching the first one though The bakers bakers funk runs the whole show. The main theme is good. Though i mean it is really toji early which is nice champion early and late but yeah that's i i do like that sound. They got some kind of like didn't shuffle rhythm with the with percussion in that base gets all like it's a it's a. It's a far base. You know what i'm saying like it's it's it's already base. It sounds like sounds like a trombone. The head to me beans. Yeah to me now. I do enjoy that. These are all tracks are very simple very minimal. But they're just enough to make you kind of feel like on tap your toe tapping foot wire scrolling through to find your next trip. Your next game plays gonna especially for those scenarios where you just can't quite decide. How many just of mullet autumn window. So i listed the games that were only the only the The the north american exclusives but there were a lot of titles that were released on the sega but they weren't released all at once. Right was it was a month fifty games and they would change right. Yes not particularly changing. We're going to get fifty entirely different gains each month there would be fifty games then of the fifty. They shuffle the morale. Like you might get a month where you'll see all the games but then this month you might not see sonic tune in favor of something else but for the most part you got fifty games and you kinda hope for some variations each month because quite frankly that was one of the most exciting things it'd be similar to getting unintended intendo power or a game pro in the mail. Say oh the new october i. What new games. Sega channel you go up and look around this evening popped up eighty promos or writing and like everything better because there was nothing to pry for them. There was nothing that said coming next mother coming next week. It was literally you just anticipated but the dale side of course was if nothing happened. It was a huge letdown. Gall new is like no thing happened incresed not just the games would change but the music would change the menus with look different differently events like around like the fourth of july and stuff like that. It was occasionally an event like it would be akin to a small contest. Like if you play this game and submit a score or something like that but nothing. Nothing too extreme. Nothing too extreme still. It was just enough to make you feel happy when something happened with something was going to occur or most notably like for example Something like zone. Which is the first place. I ever played comics. Yeah they were say. Hey here's this game is coming out eventually soon. You can plate now though because again. This was before the internet. This was before before widespread internet missile before you were just getting dimos outside of mail in order junk or whatever. This was just the same. Here's a surprise demo. You can try it right now for game. That will be out later not has out mail that we're trying to entice you to buy this is again. You can get months from now but this is how it looks right now and i was comic zone which for the time looks really awesome in the music was really good. I think it still looks great. Like oh thank for me to the punch. It does amaze. I can't believe that you would. Dis are comic Dope wars of our competence. Still look good at the word. I still like to make jokes about the guy. The voice like this trump. That little sewer guy with the hoax brigades. What some weird stuff nike. But the music was so different to you. Know they tried to make like really grungy art rock soundtrack to with using the genesis hardware. You know enough. I gue- successful for the most part. It was just a really hard game to which is funny because it was also a very short game that most people never saw the into. Yes yes it was six pages that's stage was essentially working from the top of the comic book page to the bottom of the comic book page. He would go from panel panel beaten the snot out of people usually like. We're robots mostert. That were originally created by the guy who's teleport into the calm but now they're being run by the evil villain who beams him into the comic while he jumps out those interesting little narrative but graphically it was a beautiful game and the effects they had the enemy person to like confetti and you rip panels off the book and throw paper airplane loss. There's a lot of interesting that i kind of wish they one more. I gotta play this game again. Because i don't remember any of that and i remember getting that far in it to begin with is just. It's not easy in the last. Section is just outright bullcrap. 'cause it's timed so the last boss's time that's i mean. Well you're not time time. Hasn't like the game stops if you don't win but Well it's not a sport games aged the last fight there woman. That's kind of like your voice in the sky is kidnapped by the villain. She's drew places. She's locked in a water tank of water and it's filling up with water yet. The basically beat the boss and release her before she drowns and you're watching the tank. Fill with her in it. The whole time you're fighting so it adds that level pressure like she's about to die her so it was it stressful and is bad. Because it's hard just to get to them by watching your friend. Drown you lose. The main hero becomes really depressed. I can't remember what he does but no he's not happy at all to think it almost like a bad like he dies or something. I've bet a good ending of course as they he saves her. They both leave the comic book and live happily ever after. This'll be on stream just to revisit it again. Because it'll be fun and if you're playing it doubly funding it's not easy. You'll get frustrated by the second stage. I tried playing crash bandicoot. And i never really played the original. That wasn't like around. I wasn't playing it. I'm not old school crash. Bandicoot player but i did not have any patients i i lost my patients so fast on the first electric lou for that one by the way i own stages of that game i lost it. I lost my mind. It leg can vouch for me on that one. He's he's stuck. He stuck champ on that. Play through the entire third game. I never playing a play the entire game on our charity stream and he hung out in the chat because he loves crash bandicoot games. He cheered me on on all the motorcycle. Saints which can kiss my butt and all of the jet.
How Real Estate Sells Cars with Gina McCartney
"Gina, welcome to . the It show is great to have you speaking to us today. Maybe just to kick things off can you maybe just tell us a bit about Gina McCartney - who you are and some background. . to thank Yes, I'm yourself sure, you so Gi for na McCartney having me here today. Super excited to see both. So my background if i go back to perhaps my brief - youth and into professional career. I really my whole life was distant creative: sculpting, painting, designing and off the back of that passion went to uni studied creative advertising and was destined. ..my path was to become a art director . My very early career was in advertising agencies and spent ten years ing servic some like pretty big clients ilo, . kohl's meyer group. Cbi off foundation and then some order client bmw and many were because of mine and it was during that time that i realized how much i loved as and surprised no surprise. I joined renault. Stralia and joining renault at the time was at a really pivotal point for the business. And that was all about preaching and finding every possible opportunity we could in the market and myra was to introduce the sierra digital program. Really lift the capability of the dealer network from a lead management perspective. Sur getting out outta rot on building confidence back in the network that we were providing leads to them in generating value from office and then from neymar roll moved into a brand and events role and so the full marketing swayed had an awesome time with the business and great team. And then my time was up. When i was tapped on the shoulder for all at anchor pinellas area group been realized real estate dot com to you joined the business not really knowing much about the role. I was joining. He'd go to market manager role and of bain there now close to seven years and moved my way through various segments. So we're two now. Residential business at develop a business emotional property meteorologisy and clients and also to stint in malaysia. And i leave the win. We acquired a southeast asia and helped with the integration of that business side at an awesome korea here. Rei and now run. I tame called the customer. Excellence team and so my team move. Twenty incredibly talented people help support our two hundred thirty sales teams across australia. And that includes the learning development perching old training ogata market siles support collateral and operations analytic. Kpi's commissions incentive sprints and really big a big team mission and vision is to pave the new way of selling and selling clock when you work for rei. Let's bit about my story. Love love gardening love dancing and eighteen. And that's how i spend most of my time let's it's an impressive story. How you you've migrated from during the karate stuff through to or i will now into real estate now. We can't get a bit of understanding as to real estate dot com o. Rei group and what's the back story of real estate. Dot com abc business was born in the garage. Dome koster and for those familiar with john. It's in the eastern suburbs of melbourne and in nineteen ninety five and they came up with a crazy idea of water. We put the photos of property onto online so people can see them on the internet and so literally scanning photo by photo by photo built this web sought. That looks very different today than what did obviously up. Twenty plus years ago and over the years to really brilliant simple idea to gos- and today with the leading australian property portal and we have hundred million plus is it as a month coming to thought trillions of photos from a perspective and yeah we service most property clients around australia and that includes real estate agents property manages developers homebuilders land developers media clients of less amount of probably. But almost all and anyone that wants to reach property. Sega's we do business. You know you've got a really interesting background. Having spent tom and credit in automotive value in real estate can you. Maybe just discuss some of the similarities. Between automotive and real estate i remember when i joined. Ra and it was probably a month thing. I thought wow. I didn't realize there was so many similarities between the two industries. And if i stop from a business structure perspective the similarities of utah franchise groups independence at relationship between head office and you know the small small businesses that are running in local and regional areas. I think that that pressure that applies with a small business to find the raw talent retain talent when there is no professional requirement This note there's no huddle to get into other industry. And i think that is a challenge that are still share today and another real estate industry in particular institute really trying to introduce their professional courses create more opportunities for the right people to enter the industry. So they've got really quality staff sieving consumers invincibles. And i think our remember. That was a challenge in the automotive industry finding the right talent and apprenticeship styles perspective perhaps a bit of bid process. But that was probably one thing that i saw straightaway is a big lesson. In automotive that i think real estate can learn with the handshake. Between sales and after-sales and if you think of the real estate version of that is the sales and rental market now rent rolls the most profitable part of a real estate agency and if you think about the handover in the importance of one to the other the ongoing retention of the customer. I think that's a really important similarity between the two some. I think some best practice sharing could happen more. And then the probably the other big similarity i would say is the is much smarter and much savia and this is probably not exclusive to automotive in real estate but their expectations have increased tenfold. And no longer. Can you get back to a later inquiry within a couple of days. We're now seeing consumer expectations at a couple of minutes. And i think that's something that dealerships deal with daily and you know the the now now now economy that exists within cosima world.
Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general
"The Biden administration has chosen Susan or Sega to service the nation's acting surgeon general. The Washington Post reports or second would be among the first nurses in that role. Jerome Adams was surgeon general under Donald Trump. He resigned last week. Surgeon general overseas more than 6000 public health employees throughout the federal
Nintendos Game & Watch Super Mario is a massive hit of nostalgia
"While the buzzes around the next gen consoles launch. This week i want to talk about handheld those popular in the eighties. It's making a comeback game and watch super. Mario brothers roger chang and this is your daily charge with me is gaming expert and amateur or semi professional magician scottsd- on welcome scott totally amateur so I grew up with a few these game and watch handhelds but for some of our perhaps younger listeners. Explain what these things are. Yes game and watch came before the game boy. This was this was an intended. I four and a hand held games and they were these black and white. Lcd things that only played one game per device and they beeped. They had these static kind of like animation screens. That would just do only so many preset animations. And i love the heck out of these things when i am old so when i was in camp in the eighties. That was my handheld game. So i had a whole bunch of these that i would play and they get me through my summers. Yeah i remember my parents picking up a couple from one ethnic around hong kong like being a kid. I didn't really want to go out and see if they wanted to like. Read a book or play. Play this And i remember one where. I think i was catching bombs going back and forth Remember yeah there were pre rendered images and basically like as you've moved the control pad who would switch one image where you're like cashing bomb left catching the right. It was just. It was super simplistic. But i spent hours playing these things now. Nintendo is coming back. it's the same sort of hardware. It looks the same but obviously plays a little bit differently. Tell me a bit about the new game and watch the providers yes. I'm a total game in watching urge. All say nintendo's revisited game and watching the past with these little versions of those games on the d. s. in three d. s. And i have a compilation. On the game boy micro that i still play. Which is a toll throwback. I lead into that because if you've been following game and watch that's not what the this new one is. It does have one game and watch game called ball which was the first game and watch game. It's just as juggling character catching balls. It's pretty simple but the rest of it. They they put the whole super. Mario brothers and super-party brothers the laws levels on this little hand-held which are like the complete games with a color screen That you played a million times So that's really cool but that's not like the game and watch as we remember it. It's a whole new idea. And yeah so how how Beyond that is it. Just the the first game really like what. What exactly are you getting in this game. And watch him multiple. You mentioned those two games as anything else though. That's it you're getting getting mario brothers. Mario brothers the loss levels which is like japan japanese marbles to. That's been in compilations and you get those on the nintendo switch online service and this ball game and then that's it plus like this watch mode which is the time like these. These things always used to tell time but if you press that you get to see the animated time and you can just watch. Mario jump this time. It's cute but it's like just a total collector's item. Like you don't need that. It's like it's just and that's the entire package and you turn it on and you play it and it does that in. That's that's game and watch an h- how much would go for these fifty dollars so that's not cheap. How that is that is not cheap. That's a lot more than what we spent for these things. You could argue that. They're giving you a little bit more but it's not that much more now but it set up to be a total collector's item in nintendo has been doing this year and they're dipping their toes more into this with limited edition game a lot of people. Compare it to disney's vault. You know where they kind of released often put it away. The supermarket three classics is limited time game supermarket. Thirty five on the switch can only be played through march. This is apparently only being sold through march and the classic was was kind of a limited time thing too even though it hung around for a while. So that's the preface that this is a total collector's item thing. You don't need it. I do irrationally love it. But that's because i love game at If you're a game and watch nerd. This is the first game in watch. They've made in a long time. But it just made me wish. They had made this a real game in watch museum rather than it's like a document. Retro is what i said in the article you know like it. They stuck another richer experience into the richer experience that that wasn't originally part of it right so it wasn't it's not really an authentic retro experience. Just like it's but it's multiple retro experiences both physically in the actual game but they're just different so there's a bit of a contrast there there is although of course as a kid in the eighties. I would have killed the have this. This would have been an absolute miracle too because all those game and watch games. Were trying to make the games you played at the arcade like donkey kong but the versions they had were all like blimpy and like not the thing you go okay. It's like it's like the tiger electronics games. Like you know all those little. Lcd games were trying to make you think of the better experience. So the full. Super mario brothers on a little thing i would of loved but we also can get a lot more now. So that's cool i. It's just. It's a different concept. I will say that the feel of it like the red rubber buttons on this game and watch are totally the red rubber buttons that were on those game and watches way back like the feel of. It reminds me a of that little childhood device. That's important that idea of getting the feel of these things afford that nostalgia work but once to stall war off or maybe it's still going on for you but in terms of expensive you can take this stall out of the equation. Like what are you left with your left with a little thing. That please mario brothers. And you know these things already like saying like these things exist like you can play pacman or tetris. Or you know you. Stores are full of these little mini arcade devices. That you can you can get and so. This is not new. Sega has one but the game year. That's is in japan. The super tiny game gears that that play games In their all absurd. So what you do get is at least the way it feels and controls is really comfortable like it's actually a really nice little experience. Playing mario brothers for what it's worth like. It's not some of these. You never wanna play the game on that little tiny thing but i appreciate the ergonomics of it. And it's kind of like a little stress reliever but you know for fifty dollars. That's a lot. If it was twenty bucks you might say like okay. Totally i would. I would just get one. Keep on my desk. I think this is one of those things that for intended fan clearly and that's what nintendo is increasingly leaning into is dot for the nintendo fan. And i think that's exactly what this symbolizes in a year. Where nintendo doesn't have a new console. Yes good point via. This is part of their big mario. Thirty fifth anniversary right. Yeah it is and and so. They've been making a big deal that also like this year. We don't know what nintendo would have had in this calendar year. I don't think there would have been a new switch. Even even if there hadn't been krona virus in the beginning of the year intendo had had said that. But it like going back to new console thing when we have so many people excited about the playstation five and xbox series x and nintendo made a tremendous success story with animal crossing. There's kind of like a. What's the next chapter. Nintendo doesn't have it yet so there's a little bit of despite the incredible success selling the switch like their sales numbers. Keep keep being really high. It they're kind of treading water to like what's the next thing after that. They don't need have next thing but we're expecting. They might have new switch like a pro version next year. It at the four year mark. It seems like that would be kind of overdue and then the the scanwatch is more of a one often think this is something. That nintendo nintendo Tater released like a line of these retro. Fifty dollar handhelds. I think it would be a total intendo. Move and a shrewd wine. The like do a bunch of them because you know collector shoes. I think a lot of people kinda see the stuff in that territory where you have these things and much like the original game and watch. That's what they were like. Where they had different versions. That came out over the years. And maybe you got the one that had pinball maybe oil panic maybe you had some other special version and then if you missed the first one may be the next one i mean. It seems totally nintendo that they would make zelda would make metro wine and they would just keep going down the line but intendo also drops the ball on doing the next step that you think they would do on some things to put this thing on next and they don't so they're very hard to read with this stuff. I would expect that but I think i think they're also just testing the waters with like even put put the mario kart in that territory. While the that mario kart live home circuit is a very cool camera-equipped a are racing car. Another kind of collector's item. Thing nintendo done this for many years to be clear. But i think that they are really pushing into that now with the whole collectibles landscape
Paprika In Hungary
"Let's start today's travel. With rick steves with the role a little pepper from the new world plays in that tasty cuisine of hungary. Note that today's interviews on paprika galicia where recorded just prior to the global shutdowns pepperoni as the backbone of hungarian cooking as the crucial ingredient in chicken pepper. Cash and hardy hungarian stews from mild to hot. We'll find out why this spicy so central to hungarian identity. How to best buys and pepper on your trip and we're going to learn how you can spice up. Your own meals was well to get this education hungarian paprika. We're joined by to guide tonight studio from hungary. And leonard and george farkas anna and george. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having us thrill to be well. Thank you from coming all the way from budapest a long trip. And we're gonna talk about paprika. I mean when we think of hungary we don't know a lot about hungry sometimes. But we think of paprika. What's the connection actually public. A strong connection because it is actually from the american continent and it was The physician of christopher columbus or columbus who brought it to the old world to i not to hungary of course but to spain that through the commercials of the mediterranean sea it got to the ottoman empire and when the ottoman empire extended its political power to eastern century up. We glad to not only bad things that we also got things like the patrika. What are the coffee so paprika and cuffy came as your time in the ottoman empire in paprika actually from america via columbus actually us. So i like teasing are two members and americans who is. That's why to travel here. Righ- flying through the But i like my publisher hungary. There's something romantic about having paprika in hungary. And why does hungary embrace paprika. What does it mean to hungarian. I have great micro-climate lots of sunshine. And what is very important that when we got the paprika was a hot spice and it was the hungarians who grew the might version of it it is from the nineteen twenties when in a small. Get in sega. It was kind of discovered. And since then if you come to our covid market hall you can always buy tubers the mild paprika and the hot fabric honky now. George when i go to budapest i always go to the big market hall right. But it's the name of that. Hologhan bashar knocking hungarian big market or century. You can't miss it when you're a tornado in credits. The first one out of five actually that they built at the time. And what you're going to find is well everything that hungarian cook would want to find. But certainly find peppers. See when you look for the peppers in the market. Well actually. you're not looking for peppers you looking for paprika is already well there is. It is basically a huge difference because many people don't realize it in hungary. Everything is called paprika. Let it'd be around fat skinny red yellow sweet and hot so i'm a little confused. Then so because Is it a pepper or it is a but we call it paprika but we also called a powder paprika yes because when i think of peppers and my supermarket we've got yellow ones and green ones red ones and that all of that. We call paprika even if it's Any shape really And then you have. It already powdered. If you're looking for the paprika that you cook with powdered yes okay. So it's a very unique technique to powder because One of the things that you have to be extremely careful with how you approach paprika once you grind paprika after all the time you spent with it to become dry and ready to grind. You have to do it very slowly makers as soon as you pick up speed you burn the paprika and that remains throughout its lifetime because once you come to cook it again you have to be very careful with a not to burn it because then you just have to start over again tour guides from budapest anna leonard and george farkas are filling in on the importance of peppery cup in the cuisine of hungary right now on travel with rick steves. Okay so when we're talking about this have rica and i think it goes back the days when spaces were really important. I mean spice was big money in the early days of training today today at that time and originally now why was spaces in general very important economically for people well. It was a very important product. It was expensive at that time. It was not so easy to fly from one continent to other a trip two months of making food more interesting or is it a matter of preserving food actually spicy i got to the highest study stock chrissy those who had the opportunity to get products from far far away and paprika also i was introduced for the highest stock resi in hungary after people realised it is not poisonous because i it was considered a supposin and when they discovered that it has healing effect. You know it here the colorado and screw after it they started to make its production but it was a rarity and it was very expensive so at first who is just for the very wealthy and then you learn it. It helped as medicine against scurvy and cholera. Yes but also medication. Very often is a privilege of the wealthier class. Not available for everybody. Some
Amazon reveals their new cloud gaming service
"Bliss. Let's jump into some news William to an like an article that was pretty big news this week it was part of a broader set of announcements that the company made. This is from which fifty dot com and the article is. Amazon Reveals Cloud Gaming Service Amazon according to the article is going to offer a Netflix's style cloud gaming subscription service named Luna with select titles in four K sixty fips It'll initially be available on PC MAC fire TV iphone. And ipad with an android version planned for after launch You know this sounds a lot like everything else were seeing. There are some differences they will like. Amazon is going to offer its own controller like stadia did but players can use a bluetooth when the keyboard or mouse or Third Party, Bluetooth? Controller. If they want and if they do by Amazon's controller, it's only fifty dollars and it connects directly to the cloud service in the same. Way Stadium. Had, promised to but didn't et release. and the introductory price for the for Luna in the US is going to be six dollars a month. The only major publisher I saw. Listed at least as part of this announcement and this article interestingly enough was Ubisoft. Who was the big launch partner for Stadia and then seems to have lost faith in stadium because they started doing work with some other like cloud gaming company? It seems they're like the cloud gaming sort of. you know the the the everything that's cloud gaming there there seems to be ubisoft their front and center in terms of the launch part. We should we should separate. Think Games publisher should be trying to get his much distribution for their games as possible and others involved. Yeah. But I presume you saw benefits financially from being the launch partner like I. I bet ub saw I bet I don't think this was a hard business decision to reach as my guests removing SOx perspective. My real question is what was the Industry Conference Paul and how did you and I? Both, miss at were they spike the water with livestream games as a surface like juice because it is like there was some conference three years ago that like Apple Amazon Microsoft you know like like everyone was like a everyone was at and they're all like they laughed like well, we have to do this right now I'll tell you what it is was no business of sports podcast three years ago. And and the day Google got on stage and said, this is the future of gaming and I called it hot garbage and I called it correctly hot garbage not enough people were listening now now hold on Amazon though brings I think something a little different to the table and hear me out here. Could you see potential integration with all of Amazon's like home stuff right? Everyone has an Alexa. Everyone has like a A. Zillions of already set Alexa was in the controller or was that a joke. That's possible I. I saw that and I like did not verify it was system a that people are making off or if that was really how they were going to differentiate the controller because it's both plausible a good idea and completely implausible and a terrible idea at the same time. I just it seems. It feels like cloud gaming now is just a check box that the big tech companies have to put a check mark next to, and there isn't a lot of thinking around how this is any different. Because if you read the Luna announcement, it reads pretty much verbatim like Google announcement except with less with less sort of fluff. So there's no promise of the future of gaming. There's no negative latency. There's no they took that stuff out but other than that. It's pretty much a copy paste well, no, it's not though and this is really important the price right because. This is six dollars a month now. Sucks that they couldn't get it to five I. Mean I'm GonNa, start there like a real psychological break point they miss their but I trust Amazon is run their math, what this cost rate, and probably there's a certain amount of server space that this takes up but like. I think the offering is different at this price right because I think it's and I. Think this gets a little bit more at what stadium could have been. Right it's much more affordable. My understanding is it's not this rent to own model. It's just a straight up flat subscription. You've got the game streamed. Great Booby soft is a good launch partner for this because they would have what I would call a lot of mass appeal games like the assassin's creed games, for example, which I think translate well to this sort of thing of show me where there's no copy paste the William. To cut you off. But like this, all the assassins creed was in the launch stuff for stadia to. Yeah I think it was a decent partner there to the difference as the argument for the stadium launch was. Pay Sixty dollars to buy a game. You probably already have right and it's a worse version because it's laggy livestream on a concert. This argument is, Hey, you already have Amazon services you maybe you're curious to checkout watchdogs pay six bucks a month to try it out, and there's some other stuff here till and I think at that pricing, it also goes much more mass marquette I think somebody who isn't going to shell out sixty. For is willing to shell out I guarantee there's going to be price promotions. I title fray and Amazon is very good at that stuff to drive adoption. This is starting to be something like I could see you know forty five year old Atari Gamers who dropped out looking at and being like, yeah, those do look pretty cool. Being an assassin in Greece I'd like I this is this is a really big thing I believe is like. Inaccessibility driven offerings. Price is everything. The appeal of stadium was accessability driven without an accessible price which totally gated off making great games available cheaply, and without a fixed cost could that work as a second model? Yes and could it work as a longer term lease of life on yes? So like I do I think this is the greatest thing ever to happen in livestream subscription gaming. No that is xbox's game pass right like one hundred percent but could this work and could this grow into something else overtime
Why Your Business Needs an Enemy
"Successful companies have defined enemies and you need an enemy in your business to go after Apple's enemy is the PC Tesla's enemy. Our fossil fuels are any cars are running on fossil fuels. Expedience enemy is your local travelagent overcharging you for your next trip. This is clearly defined in their marketing in their sales in their messaging, and there's a reason why they do it. They do it because it's important for you to define who you're not who you are. Trying to be the opposite of and this has a lot to do with human psychology as consumers. We know what we don't want. We don't necessarily know what we want, but we know what we don't want. So automatically, if you say, we are not this all the things that people get annoyed by you say, yeah, I don't like this and you automatically resonate with their brand who's defining that problem defining enemy some of the most successful marketing has been. Painting a business or brand against an enemy Sega did this in the nineties with Sega genesis pitting itself against Nintendo, and then later Sony playstation do the same thing with crash bandicoot against Nintendo clearly saying we're going after these people some beginners beginner entrepreneurs will say, well, that's kind of risky. What if that doesn't? Now there's no risk in that landing it's either going to resonate strongly people people are going to be like I don't know if I like that but it won't be vanilla it can't be ignored. The worst thing in business is being ignored and that's why it's very important for you define your stance we are not this we are here because we don't like how these people are doing things. The reason why this also works so well is because it gets in front of the idea that consumers are shopping around there comparing you against the competition and by getting in front of your saying, Hey, this is why were better we are not like this we're like this. This is also common in software web flow, which is a website building application for designers. Mainly, they have dedicated pages on how they compare against their competitors whether it's wordpress or squarespace they go head to head they don't shy away from it. They say these are our competitors. This is why we're better. This is why we created web flow. A lot of new businesses don't want to do this because they're afraid they think maybe Goliath is going to be down on David in the big company is going to get angry and retaliate or something like that. No, they're a big company. This is. Fair game they know it and they're dealing with our other competition as well. They understand the people that are the top of the mountain are going to be challenged and as the underdog people love an underdog story the love seeing and undertake on the big company and say we don't like the way they're doing their bloated there you know slow they're this they're that and we're here to give you something new if you WanNa. See a very good example of this. It's hey dot com I mentioned in an earlier episode this week behave dot com is a new email software it's basically a. To g? Mail. Is created by the guys behind base camp, and they clearly say that g mail is their enemy or traditional email is their enemy, and this is why they're better and they go after the competition to go after their enemy the our enemy does this this this? They don't respect your privacy they make email a chore. You waste so much time in your inbox again, your customers. Can really resonate with pain. They can really resonate with things. They hate, we all know we hate. So automatically when you are the person that's defining this, they feel like this person has a solution that's defining the enemy really does it really clearly states we're not this. We don't do this to you or all about this that contrast is really powerful marketing that contrast is really good for your brand. In also drives everything your business. So you know exactly who you are a lot of us we get lost when we do our marketing or email marketing or paid ads or even our copy on our website, and we're not really sure who we are. This clearly defines when you have an enemy, you know what you're not, and therefore the opposite who you are the other reason why this is so strong and it's so powerful. Is that when people? Shop around they come to your website they'll learn okay, this is your enemy. These are the people that you are going against. They might not even know that your competitor has some flaws and by visiting our website, they start reconsidering go into the competitor they're like, oh. Wow. I. Didn't know that people say that about the competitors I didn't know that this is what I'm in for. I didn't know that there are alternatives and because you're not trying to. Be a me too product and saying, Hey, we do this too. We do this to having a clear enemy and and really expressing that in the language of your website and your marketing really shows hey, there's a better way to do things you don't have to go with the status quo.
The Xbox Series X Games Showcase
"The Sega Genesis and the mega drive as well. But my friend, it's a consul of a different kind that was showcased earlier today. We're recording this and that was the xbox series. X was on full display. Ours the power, and see all the Nice Shiny Games that are coming out very soon in the not too distant future Oh. At least we hope so, but some I. Know are not going to be there at the time of launch, but. It is the experts series x showcase, some of the games that were announced and shown off games like a new Ford shock upon all shocks. A new four is coming out. What do you know? New Fable game which I know, a lot of people are excited about as dusk falls nice, interactive sort of really different, looking Cel, shaded cartoonish, but with a serious serious dramatic side to it that would really looks very interesting, stated decay three. It's been a very big hit for. So far so coming out with state of decay, three process far X which I believe is support. That is coming over as well with the XBOX series x upgrade and boost the medium ever wild rounded. All Great Games look very nice, but very interesting. And Hail infinite had a ton of minutes out there actually few minutes out there that showed off and showcase as far as new gameplay is concerned. I percents liked the best avowed, which has a very oblivion esque type, look and feel. I'm going to be honest with you. My friend everything nice and shiny everything looked nice, glossy looked a little bit better than what the playstation five had offers far as the Shiny Games. Maybe the textures were popping a little bit better for me on the XBOX series X. Games. The playstation against were shown off. But, the lack of games that were shown off period can asked me disappointed overall. Yeah, honestly, man. It's been such a weird year for video games, you know we allege allegedly self, cyberpunk and assassin's creed coming out here but like. Playstation had a similar. Similarly disappointed with xbox as I am with playstation, but still I got you know I'm a little excited about it and also like Nintendo did their little mini direct, and like their big game was WHAT TEN CITATION FORGET! The name of the game is called, but you know it's just that there's not really I I'm curious if a lot of these companies are keeping things close to their chest, because of the covid thing like they don't know win. These games are going to be able to come out, but. You Know I. Yeah, it was cool to see halo infinitives cool to see. The announcement of new fable and Forza, but yeah a lot of these games they showed were kind of like they made. You wonder is this. Is this the biggest thing that they have coming out because I? Don't know if you noticed but a lot of the Games. xbox shows they have very. It doesn't really look like they're utilizing the capabilities of the new constantly. Brag about it, side, it's they're very like cartoony in animated. And they're not really highlighting like it looks like something that could be played on the xbox one. Again it did. They were look nice looking games. They were very nice looking games. But. It was just the fact that there weren't enough. Plus like I said, it's just seemingly that there are a step behind what place has to offer. When playstation debuted over thirty games, and they were right around the single digits to double digits hovering around ten. That's not a good ratio. My friend, obviously some of these playstation games on playstation five. That'll becoming, too. It will be going on both systems, and that's understandable, but it just seemed to me that the playstation press conference was a little bit better prepared than what Xbox had offer, and I think this point in time. I can clearly say that playstation one this first round as far as I initial impressions are concerned. Will Not with me though because I think xbox did a better job in like actually saying hey is a console launch. Title is something. We have a sort of window. Whereas playstation didn't give us any windows, no early states you know. They showed a lot of games on the playstation, but they didn't show us anything that we're going to be. Laying soon, and I think that's where Microsoft did a better job than playstation. Did though not a lot better than what playstation did, but I don't know. I'm been reading a lot of headlines already with like there's Kotoka and polly on their all attacking xbox and. For like little things how they didn't address like backwards compatibility than they're saying. Oh, this is not going to have xbox so want support anymore. They didn't talk about that say they weren't GonNa? Habit is I don't know it's kind of petty. The way a lot of these journalists kind of jumped to conclusions, but you know I can get why people would like. Play the playstation. Playstation conference better also get why people like the xbox better I like the xbox one better, but that's just because I have more love for some of the Games that they showed of the experts conference as opposed the Sony Conference for example really loved the halo in it, but it's you know love. The master chief's grappling. Hook like that was that was read and. I was disappointed in show another trailer for Hell. Blade and there's some other things like I. Don't know why they would show war. Hammer like that's kind of a game that. There's not a lot of like xbox you know fandom for that one avowed looks cool, and is from what I understand part of the pillars of eternity franchise. But Yeah I don't know like state of decay. Three I'm not like super stoked on. Do WanNa talk about some of these games there. They showed again I. Want to go back to avowed because that was the one that was I'm like That looks like a a successor to oblivion. I could really get into and could be because I've said before sky rim. I played thirty hours and I got stuck in the bug, and I couldn't get back. I still have it on the shelf. Right here. I'm just not going. I've gone back to it. I may go back to it, but I'm just. It didn't Hook me like oblivion, did and this to be so much more war about what oblivion had offered the deep contents. If, I get an xbox series X. it's four that game. Rather, new four is a new force always comes out with new system and I. Mean they're the type of games that can actually rule just showcase a new system, and how good the graphics are, and the res- The colors the shading all the nine yards, those racing games do it the best of course a new force. It was coming out. A new fable was very interesting, so. Saying something that was rumored to be worked on and to be working on, so i WanNa hear your thoughts on the new fable on the way. Could it be something that we could really get back into a series, or is it just too many years gone by? No I think that it is something we everyone will get back into I think even new players will get into because the the great thing about fable is that it's much like the final fantasy games. It's all a stand alone game. You know that there's nothing that feeds into. The next game granted in like two and three. They reference like the heroes of and they're talking about your character, and obviously like what you did in that game. They talk about that a little bit, but it's not. They're like. These games are like hundreds of years apart from each other, so yeah, no I definitely think especially if it's just being called fable, yeah, you almost like God a war like it feels like it's going be a new beginning. What worries me about the fable trailer though is? Is that. There is no game play. You know if there's no game play. It leads me to believe it's going to be twenty. What twenty twenty two at the earliest before we get our hands on this game up and I it feels much like the the was the elder scrolls six trailer. They showed it three last year with like our. You know we're not like actively working on this kind of work on air is a little video of some sky and stuff and you can of. Make your own assumptions on it. That's like this one was just that cute animation of the fairy. Get need of Ferrari and that was. It was a funny trailer, but yeah I just I. I don't have any hope for seeing it soon. Toasters and you're listening to pop culture cosmos podcast.
Netflix is Hollywood
"Where are we? We are in Los Angeles. We're about to turn onto sunset. Boulevard Hollywood maybe in Hollywood. Okay, so we're. We're approaching. Hollywood hills. Really Tall Palm Trees. So should we explain why we're? We're driving through sunset radio. There's a bunch of billboards here, right? That's what we're. Getting at. Less Ronnie our producers, etc piled, a newborn, took a drive down Hollywood's main drag. It's a traffic jam packed with billboards promoting new TV shows and movies. I've been covering the business of media for a long time, so I served as tour guide for this trip, but Ronnie is a data reporter who mainly writes about tech companies. She doesn't typically pay a lot of attention to what's going on in Hollywood. Here, we have a a the crown net flicks up on the right. Have you watched any of the crown yet? I have not. On the left we have marriage story billboard. This is a Scarlett Johansson. I don't think I want to watch that. You may not be the right person for streaming roddy in a row. We got the Irishman. That's Scorsese's film and then DOLEMITE is my name. Reading that right. Alfie, these are both movies. They're both movies. You can see on Netflix Sega. Any of these this is this is a worthwhile trip for learning. What's on Netflix? You could just actually go to your browser. Are these like already outer. These are like I don't know. Someone like hermetically sealed raising. A drive down, sunset isn't just a chance for Ronnie to see what's coming on. TV, it's a way to watch Hollywood talking to itself, these billboards are messages which are very much directed at Hollywood except now. netflix's doing most of the talking. Stranger things net flix. The politician. Net flicks, one billboard tuna flexible work three Netflix. Netflix well years ago when Netflix was first getting into its own programming. Executive there told me that because they were tech company. They didn't have to do things that traditional media companies do like renting billboards, so it could show big-name talented netflix serious about Hollywood. That guy turns out was wrong. Netflix has decided loves billboards so much that it went out and bought some for itself, and now the company owns many of the signs on the Strip. This, you still look like before streaming. That's one of the main ideas we keep running across as we're working on the series, it's almost impossible to imagine what the world like before Netflix. Even though that time was just a few years ago. If you didn't know any better, you'd think. Netflix's has always been a huge part of Hollywood. Syphilis can be fatal to your baby free. Check that out not flick show. UNCLEAR UNCLEAR? Welcome the land of the giants. The NETFLIX's effect. I'm Peter Coffee. Today. We're talking about how NETFLIX's. Would outsider that no one took seriously took over the town and change the lives of the people in it. Are the CO founder and CEO of Net flicks. I'm going to conduct this interview netflix style. I'M GONNA. Have like five questions you're GonNa love and five thousand. You've never heard. Today. It's given it. NETFLIX's remade. The media. World to companies becomes so omnipresent in our lives that CEO Reed. Hastings even counts as a sort of celebrity. He's a big enough deal for a guest spot Stephen Colbert. You're like one of the big one of those big new media disruptors. Why did the entertainment industry need to be disrupted? Just for the fun of it. On this happened really quickly. We talked to Kim Masters veteran show business journalist at the Hollywood reporter who said that a decade ago Netflix's was an afterthought for big media companies newcomers from Silicon Valley or anywhere else did not strike fear in the hearts of moguls. There's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Which is the outsiders come in, and they think boy. There's a lot of stupid rules in Hollywood and people sure do dumb stuff, but we're going to be much smarter than these idiots, and then they get kilt. It turns out that Netflix was the exception to the rule. It didn't get killed at one. And NETFLIX's did it with Hollywood's help. You can trace all this back to two thousand eight, which is when Netflix's really broken into streaming by getting his hands on a bunch of blockbuster movies for a bargain, Ben, price, it had made a deal with stars premium cable channel. Let netflix's stream always rate movies from Sony and Disney so stars had created the service called Vong which nobody listening to this podcast is GonNa Remember, but there was a service before Netflix's. That was streaming. Streaming movies called. Longo Van Gogh was losing seventy million dollars a year. Rich Greenfield is an analyst with light shed partners. He's been following digital media closely for years, and in walks, Reed Hastings in Ted Sandoz and says hey will take that streaming content. You could sub-licensed to us and we'll pay you. Tens of millions of dollars Netflix's use it as the base to build their streaming service, versus what was historically just a DVD service. And the rest is they say is history.
Crash Bandicoot 4: New Gameplay Shows New Tricks, Returning Moves
"Level five from the Game Willy Wombat a Saturn composed by Masayoshi Ishi. Takeshi Sato. And this is an interesting. Interesting game. It's nice detail. Game. It's three, but the characters are all two. Sony Changed Perspectives. It just a rotates this. Get different doesn't rotate the SPRITE. You just get different. The sprite changes different perspectives X is symmetric kind of you. So and it's not super exciting looking, but it's interesting. Is that crash bandicoot original name was willie the wombat. and. Because Sega released actual. Willy Wombat Game I naughty dog. The developer of crash had to change the name, and they came up with the name crash bandicoot and You know! What which character do you remember more Willie? The wombat crash bandicoot well I'm just happy, because thanks to that name does know nowhere to plan. CUDE is yeah. I mean I. Guess I guess he looks looks kind of like a wombat. The character of the actually changed. Right nothing? That's probably why they went with something. Ridiculous abandoned Kudos was similar enough to a wombat. that. We can go with this. They probably change them a bit though because I to remove wings. Yeah, so. At least remove wings. I wanted to choose on. This is A. List that I had this kind of complimented the one you picked I. The most is like kind of dark and slow and dreamy. It's just I don't know it's got that style. Of Classic Synthesizers, and like really like dreamlike drums and stuff that I just associate with the Saturn and I really love that sound Sega Saturn in Philip. CDI.
"sega" Discussed on Dem Fancy Dinosaurs Podcast
"Hey everybody, this is said in this is King Kato, lightsaber neutral, and we're two of the three hosts of gaming, casual. A game podcast three idiots discuss games in the gaming industry casualties. Sometimes we get along. Sometimes we disagree, and sometimes we go on forty five minute. rants about consoles haven't released yet. Minister here. Bullshit. Check us out on pod beans Google play spotify, and wherever you get your podcast upsurge release every Thursday and not for nothing with every single person that listens to our podcast. And attractive. And we're back. Cost some really good friends of Allah's and very devoted fans of the show it has. Be One of those guys that say you're not going to do it on. Guys go slack. Fucking Andrew we've talked him through all K because I live Andrew I'm sorry what we say, but you still gotta get your stuff together man. Stands lockdown and current Varsity. That doesn't mean you have to Cape Sleeping on new moms catch in Y'all having a job. You got to pick up the pace man. This job every. Man he through it. Man Just do it so. Sega Sega one of your favorite games will start with Dylan. We'll, take A. B. Logo. because they'll be genre at time and a year. That's really a tough one for me because I did not. I didn't actually grow up would say I was a big league Nintendo Kate until the we. And I think that's like the first ten council ended up sleeping on so. Did, Sega was always Kinda like like a weed thing on the site which is weird, because seeger in a strategy was apparently more popular, Nintendo. Yes, that's actually the fact that it was actually more popular in Australia and Europe yet, but for some reason that was lined Brazil like Mario although there's a pt when Wednesday was like. Hey, this sonic it's got the sonic, okay, cool well. The big turnaround was because he had sports games at the time. Of The sports, licenses and everything else like that, so that actually draw in most of the old game is at the same time. Nintendo ten is still had some sports games like the standard EA, ones or anything, but when it came to much variety of sports, who's Oh mostly bigger on the? Yeah, yeah makes sense yeah. I I actually got to sit down with the SEGA console was when a friend of mine did have a dreamcast and I got to sit down with like sonic adventure, crazy taxi, soul one and play those. It's tough for me to say, but I don't know I guess Shamu. That's probably like the most I've played Sega. Really because it doesn't equals two thousand forty. Aside, from that probably Sonic Mania in recent years that. Appreciate that. Yeah, even though it's not it'd been a mainstay Sonic Title I. Guess is technically. Nick. Let's. It's hard for me because again. I grew up in the al Qaeda and everything, so I played see games in the arcade, and then I play them at home and everything and again you got to I have a book recently that I pushed it up on my instagram of all the big cabinets of the classic ones and everything, and I will phenomenal to you understand when you went into an arcade, and actually an actual outrun cabinet, or an actual off, Boehner and everything these were. Your own like you gotta pay. People don't understand that back then when you're cabinet was like Sarangi Bilton and everything that was not the norm or anything else like that today it's the normal because arcades amusement rides more than anything like that, but that was like top of the line tech everything back then everything about that a lot of. Again a lot of. Lot of stuff that I used to see in the arcades and everything actually now being that. Will you back then would. Imply today's consoles like including motion sensors and everything else like that. When it came around to it but when it always came down to what a fig about. Probably the most out of any SIGA stuff that I actually played or anything because a cost, it's original mega drive, sonic hedgehogs and everything But like I, said there's just too many me to actually pick from me. Guy Series I enjoyed and everything else like that. It's when it came down to satin and everything like each state, they always certain ones I could always say like Daytona USA love at one in the arcade and play it all the time. played on the centenary love virtual Cobb. Love virtual virtual call one and two and tastic, and actually came with the proper light guns and everything, which have worked with the CIT and everything then of course like I said with Arcades, a love outrun, because I was like your chance to drive a Ferrari and everything else like that. Being violent accidents of be thrown out of the car. You're flying a jet and everything else. That was just an course. You GotTa Mentor. They had like full motion, feedback and everything so that actually rocked with you and everything at the Collagen everything else like that. It was like a completely different time when it came to everything else, but it's like. Let's break it down and everything else like that. It's just yeah when I think about it. It's just a I. could always pick. You could ask me which systems of which games are always loved for each system. I can actually tell you. It's like the Masa. So I can easily say straightaways, Double Dragon, and the economic game and allocated caused naturally and everything same with the monster. The wonderboy wants to boy. Boy Series that will on the then became the mega drive, and it was like the streets of rage series, the arcade ports I got poor to the mega drive, because I was the big turnaround like an axe, and everything will coming out on that system, and then the cost of sat in came out, and that's what you had like. Die Hard the K., yet virtual, Kobe Daytona you had the street fighter. Series on their. You had again with the six button is perfect medium highlight meaningful for fighting and control in general. Then, of course, can the dreamcast would? Marvelous Capcom two like it's the perfect port of marvelous cap country arcade, except with the character pats, but in and loading and loading times same with them. Same with like street fighter, free strike that was of the perfect octave reporters will, and then was again when you think about the sequels to die which call Donna my carbon, the 'cause there's another game called canons, but Capcom released so many good games on the drink anything about it. Tennis Spike was a top down shooter, basically base where you pay Cami and mega man, and all these other characters, and they're thinking giant bosses and everything. and. That's a lot of times. People actually got to see a game run at sixty frames, a second straight and everything is like Cape ports and everything so time seeing soul caliber accord Shenmu, itself was influence a boring game, but if everything. Answer me this if it was so great. Then why did it fail? Yeah, all I can tell you why, because I can actually tell you the reasons. Why should we didn't do well, because it's not the not shampoo, drink, the general art, drink and general piracy. I can tell you that. Why, because the within the first year people figured out that you can actually just put the during cast game into UPC and rip the fall straightaway onto it onto a CD R, and you put it in this during cast, and it would not tell the difference him so basically once that happens. Someone made the first rips and put them straight on the Internet, and then there was basically L. Games fell off a cliff when it came to everything. That's what I remember. When I first got a dreamcast, I actually got one and came with a whole black folder. You know this old CD. Folders in and just opened up just stacks and stacks and stacks of games allied that it has a name like written on the shopping shopping, and they all worked and everything.
"sega" Discussed on Dem Fancy Dinosaurs Podcast
"Yeah, they included a lot more is a lot more gory than the actual film. The live action one He's taken. Ratio Cakes and eleven with a shoulder Frisia Burr is blowing out the. Old The x-ray ray effects like the. Rooms like literally breaking as they do, 'cause slicing up with all the realistic detail inside anatomy and everything else like that. But unlike the game at all like in the game, you know you get shot twenty times in the head and find you get up, find again. Heck him or something like that. Yeah minority. That'd be pretty tough to translate into media. Especially like some of the just the x Ray attacks and everything else that I like example Rubber Club just leery punches a hole, reifer the middle of people. That's all fine. But if we're GONNA, talk about which is the better ones that everything it's better than the second mortal Kombat live action film, which is a hot achievement and. Everything mortal combat related the first live action film still bates everything so Yeah, absolutely I've still recommend to watching day. We actually watched it recently as well and the Johnny cage versus Scorpion fight is finale choreographed, is it because actually to Marshall is probably going at it? And everything and funds backed about it. Is that when Scorpion dies? Johnny cage drops these autograph, which actually before the friendship in mortal Kombat to. Actually really, cool Not to the film and everything else like that as well as the technical effects for Goro, himself has actually held very well news puppetry. Yes, yes, a puppy with Adam mechanics. Well, I'm one of the guys. I sometimes do a podcast with Pull A. HE is obsessed with mortal combat. He was watching the movie the other day and basically I told to canes that make that movie a heat. It's one with Johnny Cagey goes through. The cupboards and he's like they went this way. Obviously they. Came! And the other one. Is? And Lucchese flag, and then they don't fight. At an was it. Shangkun like you offend mcdonagh. Yes, claims it doesn't Yank assault. At least in the Scorpions revenge, it's not a spoiler or anything, but Luke Guitar. Do fight again by Catanha's like Oh, I yield at least. She said that it's. Like, it's like Oh, the fights over that's it. It's like what that's actually. That's an. Actually about mortal Kombat eleven that the deal see Shang. Soon is from the first movie one. It's exactly saying what the camera porn. Your show is Mine Yeah Yeah but they love the the the original crew that stole their like from the back in the day. Three guys or whatnot, but they love the original comment movies that are always sneak in references whenever they can cause. It was just an amazing film and still for video game movie. It was probably one of the best I'm. A lot of people didn't even realize it was a video game when they saw. It is what it was a decent martial arts film where this Magical Dude just froze of bowl of ice and his kills palm one. Source Gots, in everything, almost maybe most launch. So back to Sega. Wait. Actually can. Time. Lot more local.
The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie is getting a sequel
"A sonic the hedgehog. Two movie is on the way from the same director and writers varieties. Justin Kroll published a story yesterday confirming that the Sancta hedgehog movie is getting a part to Kroll wrote paramount pictures and Sega. Sammy confirmed on Thursday. That they have commenced development on a sequel to the live action. Family friendly comedy. The sequel would re team the filmmakers with Jeff. Fowler Directing and Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Writing the script.
The Cheapskate is in the house with some killer deals
"Are you on the hunt for a deal? We've got rick brighter the chiefs get himself on to talk about how to get the most bang for your buck. I'm Richard Chang. And this is your daily charge. What me a rick and Dave Johnson who co hosting a new cheapskate. Podcast FOR US fellows. Welcome Hi Roger. Hey how's it going all right? Let's let's get right into it. Tell me about your new show. What can we expect from the new cheapskate? Podcast right well. First of all talk about the name. It has called. Believe it or not that skate show and You Know David I have actually known each other for a lot of years and we tend to disagree about pretty much everything so you can expect a lot of very amusing arguments on the show. Yeah Rick and I wouldn't disagree Mike if he was white out stuff more seriously. This is the time when saving money a super important and we WANNA do a show that about smart ways to save money with packages. Because you don't want to give up technology because you know dollars type thing. That's a fantastic point. I mean that's why I wanted to talk about today to get a little bit of a a preview. Tease his show I wanted to get some sense. Of what the general buying guidelines right now especially with the economy crashing. People losing their jobs folks just being forced to tighten their belts. What are some some good smart tips for getting the most out of the deal right now right so my first step is going to be the same one I always share pandemic or not and that is to always use a cashback service for anything that you are buying online? I've written about these before and I've talked about a lot about them before. But these services are can really save you a lot And I'm talking about rackets in which used to be known as e Bates There's one called top cashback. If you do a lot of shopping on your phone you'll want to check out one called. Dash and just like you use a cash back credit card for the things that you buy these services. Sorta helped you to double dip a bit and can save you an extra two percent. Four percent. Eight percents at varies from store to store. But you just kinda crazy if you if you don't use one there's there's almost no downside and it's just it's little bits of extra savings that add up over time as you shop online and so by the end of ninety days which is when the cashback payoff happens. You can find yourself staring at a nice little chunk extra cash for my part. I'm going to say something that a lot of people probably already find pretty obvious but always always always saying no to the warranty extended warranties almost never a good value except there's one big exception that I have found out the root trial and error over. The years matters is right now especially with the pandemic people are buying more and more home exercise equipment right if you can't go to the gym people aren't going out running as much. Exercise EQUIPMENT BREAKS DOWN. Right here early if you don't buy the extended warranty on that you can really really run into problems. Downstream and I think rick had the same experience I have where we have bought exercise equipment and three months six months nine months later. It's broken and you lose the whole value of it so I found that the extended warranty exercise equipment and actually really work so surprising to no. I mean these are great. Jobs are there. Are there any other kinds of things that we should avoid or things? We shouldn't be doing when looking for deals around the Internet right. So I'll jump in and say that if you're shopping for Amazon gear and by which I mean like actual stuff that's made by Amazon kindles and echoes and things like that. Never ever pay full price for that stuff because Amazon puts these things on sale all the time and I mean like every four to six weeks you know kind of sometimes for no reason. Sometimes it's because we're coming up on a big holiday like a father's day or anything like that so if you're in the market for you know let's just say let's say a new echo speaker. Whatever at UC selling at the regular Amazon price. Just wait a little while because I guarantee you it will be on sale at some point in the near future and likewise I would say that we always kind of get objective. I think about getting something Shiny brand-new in the box that no human being has ever looked at or before but don't discount refurbished year re. I are great because you can get a dramatic discounts on buying something that's referred and if it's factory refurbished often you get the full warranty. The manufacturer would have given you on a new item anyway. So there's no downside shore somebody else has lick it before. But that's been cleaned up and so you're basically getting a new unit in all but name. Dave I never want to buy anything from you ever just. Just that's why I I don't know what the products law these at these. Tips are Super Handy. I think they're they're pretty general. I'm just curious if there are anything. Anything are doing differently now in our current situation that you might not have done you know prior to this. Probably the lockdown Prior to this whole pandemic of are there things now that we should be more aware of? I mean obviously the big thing is we can no longer rely on overnight shipping or even to today shipping for a lot of things. So you do kind of need to plan your purchases a little bit more than you used to. You know. Obviously if you're shopping for a gift for somebody for example you can't just wait until the last minute and expected it's GonNa arrive in a day or two ninety to budget out a week and sometimes even work. Yeah and for my part. I'm finding that you kind of have to look around at plated other than just Amazon. I definitely fall into the trap of. I used to buy everything I owned from one place and that was Amazon and I like the one stop shopping but I think increasingly these days unique could be open to checking. That's by checking target checking you know Walmart and you know smaller retailers as well because there there are deals to be found and there's inventory to be found so that's that's a really good point we're heading into the Memorial Day weekend usually Memorial Day's great time for sales but we obviously cannot go outside to two stores physical stores to find these deals. What are some of the best online deals? You're seeing well. This is a really good time of year or things that are like furniture bedding mattress related and in fact right now. I have a story up on. Cnn that's that's Memorial Day deal so you might wanNA check that out. I'm finding there are so many deals on things like mattresses and bedding that I can't fit them all story so there's hundreds of dollars off on any of that if you've made up your bed or you want a new piece of modular furniture for the living room. Definitely check that stuff out but there are tech fields to for example. The Novo has a of laptops on special right now and there's a lot of kitchen voice. I Love Kitchen Joyce You know whether the air fryers or ice cream makers or you you name it. And there's a lot of that stuff on specialists. Well all that said this is probably not a great time of year for things like game console. So I'm not seeing any deals on xboxes or playstations that might happen but keep in mind. We're in the run up in later this year. We're GONNA see the new consoles coming out and if you WANNA get VR headset. This is probably a terrible time because the oculus quest which is via hottest headset on the market has been out of stock for months. And it's just coming back in but getting one is really just a crap shoot. Actually let me just jump in here and point out how incredibly wrong Dave is because there is one console deal. That's happening right now. That is fantastic. And IT'S THE SEGA GENESIS. Many which is one of those Self-contained all in one retro throwback console things. It's normally eight bucks but it's on sale right now at Amazon and best buy game. Stop for fifty bucks. So that's kind of a great like father's Day gift item if you're looking for something like that and I just wrote about this on the cheapskate. Belonged this morning so you can find that at CNN dot com slash cheapskate. If you WANNA check out that deal nice says as serious or a big Fan. I loved Genesis. I loved all things. Hedgehog I'll have to check that out now the real reason I have you guys on. It's not not because I want to show it's really because I'm purely selfish and been task to look for new laptop. My Wife She's not a Gamer though. I would like a PC that could run steam for again my selfish reasons but where would you recommend I look? Are there any good laptop deals for this weekend? Actually really are. I think I mentioned earlier when we were talking about the Memorial Day sale. The Novo was having deals right now. You can get like a c nine forty for five hundred dollars off. It's under a grand right now and If you WANNA go with like a thinkpad x one the the Yoga you can save a grand on that. It's only like twelve hundred dollars so again. Check out the Latino. Vote deals Article on Fi net. Because we've got a bunch of them there and I would say that is where I would put my dime right now on Memorial Day. Yeah Roger just want to add you probably know this already but for people who are listening and our maybe also shopping for a gaming friendly laptop it is super super important that you choose a machine that has a solid state drive Am even if it means getting a smaller drive for performance sake. It is going to blow a traditional hard drive out of the water and you could always add more stories later if you need to but it is really worth spending a little extra up front to get a system has a solid state drives instead of just a big old high capacity regular grass. Yeah that's that's a really good point but notre increasingly rare it actually getting harder and harder to find the laptop that has an old fashioned thinning drive in it so I kind of consider that table stakes. Absolutely get enough gate. Okay that's a
Consoles: The Dreamcast's Life After Death
"It's Timber Ninth. Nineteen Ninety nine nine nine ninety nine and somewhere in Japan. A spy has made her way. Deep into a mainframe. Computer she hacks. In and disables. A security guard investigates she knocks him out with a well-placed kick with the computer system. It comes to life. Everything goes a strange swirling pattern. Pops up on the monitors. It's obvious that the system is thinking the spy folks. The thicky computers out to stop her. It tries to lock her inside the building. The spy smashes through a window but not before she grabs a case and lungs off with inside that case a prototype for a new kind of machine that could change. Everything describing was a television commercial called apocalypse. It was promoting the newest video game console from Game Company. Sega and no ordinary console either. This revolutionary device was called the dreamcast in that apocalypse ad. What's inside the case? This is stealing. Is that very consul? Well then the dreamcast Box it sort of spins off of the back of the thief and lands in the street and the the the lid of this magic case kept the box plug. In the whole time POPs open camera's zooms into the dreamcast and into the window and goes down to the bottom where it appears that all the characters from all the Games are all gathered and there we have sonic down there and he he triumphantly says we got in the whole place rupp's and everybody's screaming. That's Brian and Pacino. The creative director of the apocalypse ad campaign and the Sauna keys referring to is sonic the Hedgehog Sega's famous game character in the nineties. Seca was one of the most recognized video game companies in the world. The by the end of that decade the competition was proving to be fierce so up at the House on dreamcast. It would be the company's Savior. The apocalypse ad was described as the most epic video game commercial ever created. But how else to show off the most advanced game console ever made so smart. You could almost say it really was thinking. Alas the dreamcast did not change world. It barely made a dent. It's considered by some to be the greatest console that never stood a chance. It was the last console Sega would build and had very nearly broke the company in our penultimate episode of the season a season all about hardware. That changed the course of development. We look at the short lived history of the Sega dreamcast yet. Despite the short shelf-life dreamcast is still considered by many to be one of if not the finest gaming consoles of all time and twenty years after its death it manages to live on in a very real way. I'm throwing at Barak and this command line. Heroes and the littoral podcast from hat like thinking computer in the apocalypse ad that whisper thanking became the company's new tagline for their new console. So the thought of having our our veal always whisper. It's thinking we thought that would be a really neat way to to sort of evolve that icon sake scream. Here was a console that got smarter as he played. At least. That was the marketing Pinch Console. That brought something new something big something live. Aleutian aries to the home video game market. A system built to serve the hardcore Gamer and inside the company. The thinking was that this console would make Sega. The biggest name in video gaming fish was going to change gaming. This was going to change the world so what happened to figure that out. We need to go back all the way back to level one throughout the early nineties. Sega had a reputation for making gains. There were super cool and more mature than what the competition offered particularly intendo. And it's princess saving plumbers. They built this reputation with a very successful console Sega Genesis. Sega decided they were going to be really cutting edge. And these kids who had had the Nintendo's that will now they're teenagers and they want they want real sports games with real teams. They want bloody fighting games like mortal Kombat which came later on and they wanted a more mature it. Your face sort of system. Alex Handy is the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland. California he also works for Red Hat if you go back and look at ads from video game magazines in this period. They're kind of shocking their ads. Where there's like a bloody severed arm with gristle coming off of it and it says this is your best weapon against the Bad Guy Light. So Sega does really really well with this extreme in your face. Sort of successive genesis will sonic the hedgehog sort of impertinence as opposed to Mario's oshkosh b`Gosh overalls kind of happy theme. More than thirty million. People bought the SEGA GENESIS. A sixteen bit console that played games from cartridges. Gamers around the world loved it but over time sake struggles to grow as user base after Genesis. They introduced a thirty two bit. Sega Saturn more powerful than genesis. It display both two D and Basic Three D. Graphics but the Saturn Platform never really took off sales struggled. They managed to sell nine point. Two million consoles only a third of what the genesis sold another sticking point developers found a challenging to program games for Saturn's proprietary in house designed hardware. This was an issue. Sega made note of for the future. Add to that the launch of nintendo sixty four and then Sony's first entry into the market with the playstation and gaming was suddenly getting crowded and very competitive in one thousand nine hundred eight. Sega posted a loss of two hundred seventy million dollars. North American headquarters video game. Boss Bernie store announces that quote. The Saturn is not our future. He kills the console with that. Sega turns its focus to building the next generation of council level to building the dream. The Sega Saturn had hurt the company's brand and bottom line if sega was going to reclaim its market share and reputation. This next console needed to be powerful easy to co for and unlike anything else
Harvard Professor's Arrest Raises Questions About Scientific Openness
"So it's May of Twenty fifteen. And a researcher named Chichaou. Shing is at his home near Philadelphia. She is a physicist at Temple University who studies SUPERCONDUCTIVITY SPECIAL MATERIALS. That can sometimes lead electricity flow through them with no resistance. There's a ton of applications for it and all of a sudden there's a knock door very very loud and urgency rental open the learns Esau arm agents outside and pointing their guns to my wife and daughters into an Tokyo in Hong Cups and I had absolutely no idea why okay. So why was he arrested? Like what was going on what the. Us government accused him of sharing a special piece of equipment with researchers in China. But here's the thing he did. Do it prosecutors. Were confused because well it turns out. Superconducting technology is just really complicated. But what about the idea that he was helping? The Chinese developed superconducting technology. Just in general. Well Dr she says sure. He works with scientists in China all the time and sometimes he spent summers over there doing research with them. But as you know Mattie one of the basic pillars of fundamental research is openness nothing. He shared was classified or restricted in any way. Qadam ICK espionage. It's a contradiction me. Everything we are doing is fundamental research. There's nothing to steal can. Just sit there and read your paper and sure enough about six months after this whole thing starts. The charges are dropped against doctor she. The government admits he's done absolutely nothing. Wrong I mean honestly it sounds like he just had collaborators which is like a major thing in science unless there was some weird money. Thing being exchanged or going on this is what scientists do. Yeah I mean. They're technologies that are restricted for example stuff to do with rockets that could be used in missile development say. The government has very strict rules about sharing that kind of information but generally scientists open collaborations. Happened all over the world. The thing is China is getting a lot more scrutiny. These days so fast forward to twenty eighteen attorney general. Jeff sessions is really concerned about the theft of scientific knowledge and intellectual property by the Chinese so the Justice Department launches what it calls its China initiative the goal is to crack down on the transfer of US knowledge to China and in the academic community the focus. False really quickly. I'm one program in particular. It's called the thousand Talents Plan. So our understanding is that originally. The purpose of the thousand talents program was to reverse the brain drain. That's Michael Lower. He's deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of health. And he's the main guy at NIH dealing with thousand talents. When he says brain-drain an example of that is like scientists. Go abroad to study and then end up staying in whatever country instead of coming back home. Exactly the Chinese government wanted to bring back outstanding scientists to China so as to develop their science and technology and the way the Chinese government does is by offering money so researchers set up labs in China and they spend at least part of their year over there Doing their work in exchange for grants and expenses paid and the program grew pretty quickly to include non-chinese scientists as well right and I think there are these kinds of programs in other countries to yeah. It's not uncommon. Canada had something called the one hundred fifty research chairs. I mean. That's kind of the less ambitious Canadian equivalent. Chevy Sega but with lower says is the thousand talents program has gone too far in the real problem from his perspective is that in a number of cases researchers are not telling their home universities or the. Us government for that matter about Chinese funding and not disclosing that Chinese funding. That's what's actually against the law. Exactly the types of behaviors that we are seeing are not subtle or minor violations What we're seeing is really quite egregious and that brings us back to Charles Lieber. The Harvard Chemist We were talking about earlier. Who is arrested back in January the complaint alleges Doctor Lieber signed a contract with the Chinese University in Wuhan and was paid to fifty thousand dollars per month plus up to one hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars in living expenses and awarded more than one point five million dollars to set up a research lab at the Chinese school and work there on researching nanotechnology that is a lot of money. Jeff that is like ten post docs full of money. At least I love that. Your brain calculates prices in post is seen but the bottom line is. It is a lot of money in the criminal complaint. Alleges not only did he get all this money. Lieber lied about being part of the program to Harvard to the NIH in the Department of Defense. Which together we're also giving him many millions of dollars in research money. I should say Lieber attorneys declined to comment about this case. They didn't WanNa speak to me but Mike clower from the NIH says there's a larger pattern here other scientists have done the same and it's a real problem. Collaboration does not involve offshore offshore bank accounts. collaboration does involve undisclosed cash payments. It does not involve undisclosed employment agreements or undisclosed contracts. It does not involve double dipping. Where a person is being paid salary to work in China and to work in the United States at the same time several scientists and other institutions have been fired over this he says the NIH is currently investigating around one hundred eighty other scientists. He thinks this is a systemic problem. So if these cases involve lying failing to disclose information which we do know is against the law. Why are scientists doing this? It's a really interesting question and I don't have a great answer as I said. Liebers attorneys have declined to speak to me In other cases other scientists who've been fired don't talk to the press generally now lower says. In some cases the thousand talents contracts scientists sign actually come with a nondisclosure agreements. So they're actually told by the Chinese not to say anything which is illegal but there's also more going on I mean it may be then some cases they fear if they disclose money from the Chinese. They are going to get more scrutiny on their work and then something else to consider is the possibility of just plain old greed the criminal complaint against Charles Lieber alleges and I should say alleged here that he was receiving cash payments from the Chinese. That some of this money was just coming straight up cash. Okay so the sounds problematic for sure but is it espionage. Maybe I have like an outdated old timey spy version of espionage but it doesn't necessarily feel like that to me no I mean. It isn't really espionage. I think it's really important to say that. Lieber isn't technically being accused of espionage. The government this is about the money and I think it's very telling the US government's going after the money rather than transfers of technology like you remember that superconducting case earlier. It's really hard to tell of. Someone's doing something illegal when they're collaborating scientifically and that's also got some people wondering whether these sorts of cases really deserve criminal treatment so frank who is somebody I spoke to. He's a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law and he tracks these espionage cases and says arresting people for issues around what they disclosed for their grants. It just feels heavy handed to him zone. The past if there was a problem somebody would talk to you. Maybe you would face disciplined from your employer but you wouldn't face being fired and going to prison and having your name dragged through the mud as a spy in fact the same day. Lieber was arrested the Justice Department announced the arrest of two Chinese nationals. They say had lied on visa. Applications and illegally transferred biological samples. These aren't exactly the same kind of case. But you know it's the same general flavor. It sounds like a lot of people who have been accused are Chinese nationals or ethnically Chinese. Does we think that racism plays a role in this well would midst. There are some real espionage cases that involve Chinese people and they have been convicted. But they're sort of larger tone around all this. It sounds very familiar to him. No matter how assimilated. You are no matter how much you think yourself. I'm an American just like any other American winner of Chinese background. There's that risk always that people will look at you and suspect you're actually communist agent now. I should say. Us officials categorically denied. This has anything to do with race. I interviewed Andrew Leveling the federal prosecutor. Who ARRESTED LIEBER? And he said this if it was the French governments that was attempting to steal. Us technology in a massive decadelong campaign. We'd look for French people. But it's not it's the Chinese government and he actually points to the Lieber case as an example of how they're willing to prosecute anyone they think is broken the law by lying but even if the government doesn't think it's racial profiling it's definitely having an effect on the Chinese research. Community your remember. Chichaou shing the researcher who was falsely accused that we talked about well. I asked him. Does he still work with colleagues? In China. The short answer is yes but the more Ah Longer answer. Is that to my research. Now is much much smaller than used to be. And that's because he doesn't want to apply for federal grants anymore. He's afraid he'll do something wrong so every time I do all this conflict of interest floor alright to all these Grant applications and check boxes and also I I I I shake I I. I'm scared that if anything I didn't do exactly accurately I could be in
Creating Inclusive Campuses
"Over the last. Few decades minority enrollment at America's colleges and universities has increased exponentially these institutions many which are still predominantly white. Both in students faculty administration like to tout enrollment rates as evidence of their commitment to racial diversity but to these numbers tell the whole story with black students still experiencing discrimination on campus and with hate crimes drastically on the rise these institutions of higher education. Are they doing enough to address? The problem. Harsh students affected by their experiences. There and what would it take to achieve not just diversity but meaningful inclusion for students of? Hi I'm Lizzie. Getty Erlich and this is the scholars strategy network. No jargon each week we discussed an American policy problem of one of the nation's top researchers without jargon in this episode. I spoke to Dr but Delia Richards. She's an associate professor of sociology at the University of Richmond. Here's our conversation Dr Richards. Thanks FOR COMING ON NO JARGON. Thank you very much. I'm happy to be year and so you wrote a brief for us. Then it's currently on your page on our website on how predominantly white college campuses can become more inclusive of black students. And I I want to spend some time talking about that today but just to start off. Tell us what made you interested in this particular topic and then in writing this brief you know you are a professor at a university. Our most of our members. But you're really studying what the university structure itself looks like. So I I have a five year old. She just turned six and last year. When I was on sabbatical one of the things that I did was to take a look at some private schools In the Richmond Virginia area and one of the schools that I took a look at were to Montessori schools. I think that they would fit her personality very well. And what I noticed with these Montessori schools is that at least a third because what is my sociology hat and I had a little notebook and was like taking notes. And I'm agendas. If I was doing participant observation I was kind of. I was literally counting. Like how many Students of color black students in these classes. Because for me as a mom right. It's really important for my daughter to be space. She feels like she belongs right arm and feels represented so anyway about a third of the classes kindergarten classes that I visited Were students of color. Which is amazing. That's not what I was expecting and you weren't. You weren't expecting it because of the demographics of your area or because of the nature of private schools or because of the nature of Private Schools Right. But you know my point though is that while about a third of the classes worse color only one of these students were black just one and so that's really gets at the heart of. Why right this kind of policy brief? I'm also going to kind of connect that to some of the work that sociologists have done about the role and function of blackness in the United States. And how how blackness fits in what we call the racial hierarchy. Like you know who we think Is that the top in the is the dominant group and who is kind of the most stigmatized and so one of the things that sociologists have written about is the way in which even immigrants white immigrants in particular have. Distance have become white by distancing themselves from blacks right or from blackness. And My colleague. Bill Bashar trailer has also written about this in her book ethnic project where she shows not just white immigrants but also other people of color on that the strategy that they've used to either make it into whiteness. Or at least you know proximity to whiteness. If from distancing themselves from blackness right and so there's definitely is you know the fact that historically Blackness has played this particular role and function within American Society of allowing people to know like who should they? You know does the. Where's the bottom? And who should I kind of distance myself from if I don't want to be treated like black people and so you know? Black people then have really felt the brunt force right of white supremacy and like racism in American society as a whole and we also see that reduced on college campuses and in kindergarten classroom kindergarten classes right and so one of you know at one final thing that out. Also WanNa say that one of the ways we also see especially going back to the kindergarten classroom also replicated is is in language right and so the concept of people of Color has become much more utilize outright and political terminology and in has its roots really like political solidarity across racial ethnic groups but one of the ways that I've seen it being used as you know folks might really mean to say black like they're talking about black people but instead of saint black people they say people of Color and so you know there's this evasiveness of like not wanting to talk about black people black people issues and things that are specific to black people and so this policy grief in some ways is a way of addressing this invasiveness. Because if you can't talk about it and you can't address it and to just add very quickly to what it also does is going back to the kindergarten example places like those private schools visited. They tout and they did when I was there like. We are super diverse. We are super inclusive. And then I'm like well. What does that mean for right? And then even when asked questions kind of follow up questions about what that means because to them that's just about like celebrating ethnicity so when asked questions about what what does that mean for my daughter to be in the space they would go to like me. Jamaican for example. Because I happened to mention that and how that celebrated now I don't have concerns about my daughter's ethnic background being celebrated can celebrate it at home. What I'm concerned about is how he's going to be treated as a black girl and being the only black girl in the school right and so that's also what the language of you know kind of clearly of color using appropriately does it allows you. To not focusing focus in on the ways in which anti-black this manifest right and how that impacts and excludes like black people in the US. So let's tell us about anti black racism on campus and in college students day to day lives. Yeah so you know how how does manifest in manifest in what's called hostile ratio climates. What does that mean? Any way? experiencing racial microaggressions. You know From professors from other students right. And let's pause really quick to define microaggressions because that's a useful. I think for people to know what we're talking about so you think about When we think about racism I think a lot of folks. Think about these big kind of someone calling you the N. Word and You know white supremacists than Salon and the term microaggressions really allow us to think about the every the ways in which raises them as experienced an every day basis and kind of small experiences that kind of invalidate on and make us feel small rights for example and. This is not a student example. This is more kind of like a faculty example being in a hiring committee where we're talking about being you know applying diverse being diverse and inclusive in our hiring practices and having a colleague say well. I don't want to. I don't want to sacrifice. Excellence and quality for diversity like as if somehow bring in black and brown people into a space automatically means that. Is that sacrificing that like. That's laser micro aggression. I've had conversations with students in my classes this semester. One student talked about Having conversation with a white professor where she opened up and was vulnerable about why she was afraid to talk in class and that she experiences where you know she's experienced racism from our professor is going to undermine kind of minimizing her experiences with racism. And this professor said to her. I don't see race. The classic everyone out there who feels like Sega and so here. We have the student who is opening up to a professor to say. This is why I see in your class. This is why I don't talk. I don't want you know because of the negative experiences that have had kind of targeted in the past That's why I feel not safe enough to talk your class. And she's opening up right onto this person. Dispersants basically invalidating that experience. I don't see like race. I don't see that's like I don't see you You know where you know. That could very well have endured some. You know insensitive statements from that very professor so that means that. You're not even willing to acknowledge that. Think about the ways in which you own accents might be detrimental to the students. You're not even open to saying I've never thought about that before these things it's also had students talk to me about you know coming into a classroom and no one sitting next to them right like all. The White Students Guide finding space with other folks but not sitting next to them. And I have to say that I have faculty of also said that about being in faculty faculty meetings and sitting down and the White Faculty like you know. Forty them like the plague but this is about students in any case. So there's there's there's not students licensed in particular maybe not wanting to work with them on projects or you can stay work with them on projects they see them outside of class. Act like they. You know they're invisible
"sega" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"You're listening to the track called mystic from the game groove on fight Goku Tsuji Seco three for the Sega Saturn used by Toshikazu Tanaka under the alias Densu I picked this one because it's it's got that cool like super like really classic Nineties Life Sexy Shoddy Jam it's like to me it's like shadow slash pm dawn I love this this is just this is why I wanted to do Sega Saturn today I heard this track today honestly floors because you made that reference to something earlier while we were talking that is putting a lot of pieces together for me in a strange way yes so so this is the third installment in the fighting game series power instinct which I didn't realize second installment so is this is developed and published by Atlus which makes a lot of sense because the characters are very at risk at at the Atlassian and pretty interesting little bit of Trivia which I you know I've lost completely here we go here's the trivia lost it out of what I'm doing I'm GonNa kiss later all right so in persona one for the playstation the heroes turn itself in the well of minded souls which doesn't mean anything yes it does okay good is seen playing groove on fight and then this reference was carried through not just on the playstation when it was remade on the PS pay that is an interesting thing for me to hear because one it's awesome that that scene he was playing he was playing the game was actually based on a real game well of mine souls the sake of the game just quick hit was that he was Bazeley going to find the his heroines actual soul because it was lost in the wealth souls she was losing herself and they went to her her ideal self went to oh find her actual soul in cokes into believing that she deserves to live Oh wow interesting game think of a game there you are character in the world and you think you're that person but you come to realize that you're actually in a fake world composed of your actual brain like that since brave and the person that you are in this world is the ideal version of that person and the person's actually in the hospital dying cheese man is way too deep for what it was so that's why I love persona one and two so frigging much but the main character was actually but the other thing that made it interesting connection is that as we're listening to the track there were moments where where I was jokingly making voices that I thought certain tracks and it persona one that it realized or if that composer was inspired by this composer because persona one is the only game I've ever played where aged was turn up so listen really closely.
"sega" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"R. seem like it was gonna be the next big thing so Sega had a big prototype to show off in nineteen ninety three at various trade shows and it planned to release the consumer model in nineteen ninety four at least that's what they announced they had set featured a pair of LCD screens and speakers that would fit over your ears it had sensor. for head tracking and there were at least a few games that were in development for the peripheral and then Sega stop talking about it no mention of the V. R. headset disappeared later the company would claim that the problem was that the experience of the headset delivered was just too darn realistic and then there was a fear that users might hurt themselves while wearing the headset because everything was too gosh darn real when you wore it but some people said that maybe there were other issues at play here such as some problems with head tracking the razzle resolution on the screens might not have been very good or maybe they were real problems with latency that tends to lead to a nauseating experience in V. R. latency is that lag you experience between performing in action and having something actually happened in the game so an example of the ours that you're wearing the headset and you turn your head to the left and then I have seconds after you turn your head your view starts to change and there's that lag between what you see what you've done and what you actually see happening and that kind of gives you this sort of uncomfortable motion sickness is very off putting but we never had to put off Sega VR headsets because they never came out we'll get a lot more vaporware to talk about in just a minute.
"sega" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Big thing so Sega had a big prototype to show off in nineteen ninety three at various trade shows and it planned to release the consumer model in nineteen ninety four at least that's what they announced they had set featured a pair of the LCD screens and speakers though if it over your ears it had sensors. for head tracking and there were at least a few games that were in development for the peripheral and then Sega stop talking about it no mention of the V. R. headset disappeared later the company would claim that the problem was that the experience of the headset delivered was just too darn realistic and there was a fear that users might hurt themselves while wearing the headset because everything was too gosh darn real when you wore it but some people said that maybe there were other issues at play here such as some problems with head tracking the resolute resolution on the screens might not have been very good or maybe they were real problems with latency that tends to lead to a nauseating experience in V. R. latency is that lag you experience between performing in action and having something actually happened in the game so an example of the ours that you're wearing the headset and you turn your head to the left and then. I have seconds after you turn your head your view starts to change and there's that lag between what you see what you've done and what you actually see happening and that kind of gives you this sort of uncomfortable motion sickness is very off putting but we never had to put off Sega VR headsets because they never came out we'll get a lot more vaporware to talk about in just a minute but first let's take a quick break to thank.
"sega" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Right on the corner Sega sixteen makes eighteen makes and vise yeah and then you get the playoffs and Super also I don't know when the next one is I have no clue they usually in the summer Super Bowl be long over yeah in the summer but you know the Marcos still trying to get some face time on CNN I guess center sometimes I watch it his sometimes he's absolutely right on the money and sometimes he says he's crazy so this will be a Backstreet seven at Miami resort as a great idea well which is it I thought he thought they'd be too much traffic of course there it is the headline news on every station bar books trump hotel for thirty thousand dollar holiday party you know I wonder if if thought Hubbard is going to be booking our holiday party at Mar a Lago would that be great I get it's gonna be it's gonna be at Croche place or whatever that is because okay I would like it to be at a crochet place actually no I wouldn't and I was like their child into you guys trying to learn how to knit yeah that sounds like a my mouth fun night for me now scan may it might happen the co chair of the horn okay thank okay plus is very nice and I love those little tiny burgers I just wish that we could play out there they just go ahead and let's try to play it one day okay yeah I don't even know how you play it is the I will stick with the ball and they keep the hit it no I don't know if this is on horseback isn't it no that's something else isn't it I forgot what that one little horses around there only knows the horses back there his killer now I think I did you find what cricket those that could get goose creek is because like the little clay thing and you pass the ball and I can't ever hit it and I tried what is the name of that place so I think they on horse back when the plane whatever there is the plant manager to something else forgot what that's called there's no such thing as a croquet club it is only in the dock for Europe or simply to stick with the ball here I go on a rant here but anyway it hit the ball between the like the little you thing the stick around okay let's see here is that what it is I'm like pretty sure that's what it is and what is the name of that place Nash national croquet club west Palm Beach okay only one in the country no no there many croquet clubs but when I'm trying to find out is like to that place on horseback I hope here we go national croquet club of what was his view all your rights it's just the guys at the little little hammer they're looking thing we could play that I'm sure we get very hard is that that takes no athleticism at all neither does golf and it's hard to know what the Gulf more athletic than that I don't know this looks like a mallet and pool balls yeah yeah the ending of listen we'd be on my team sure why not okay Robert.
"sega" Discussed on V103
"Grew. Molin good mole. No. Boy. With Sega good. No. Oh, yes. Wouldn't hurt to sing at one time it really wanted one mode, damn tab. No. As the nest that is. Deaf jam is out. The complaint will be conducted by junior junior. Bravo riverine Ed. Thank you passed. Thank you very much past this, ungrateful church. You have brought THEO skin who only has two big toes. It's asking what you please stop laughing with. He's praised dancing. Today. You fill out chill chair, and also debt got the congregation laughing is where he said he came dance why you. Thank you.
"sega" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Onto that. I think that was a Sega a Sega Genesis game or a Sega video game. I was more of a more of an an ice hockey game. And some of those Star Wars games that were were were pretty good. And some of those other sports games. I think maybe Madden was out then played a little bit of that. But there are a lot of folks that will be getting into that that is that is for sure coming up. We've got bombed the hour. News, weather and traffic some sprinkles this morning surprise surprise. The streets are little wet out there. We've got an update with Heather York. We'll take a look at your forecast to because there is definitely more rain on the way Seminole and checks in talking about Venezuela. We've got birthdays on the way to Spitsbergen. We'll talk money with him at six forty five. Memphis morning news time is six twenty seven. Asked with mazing solutions and a great deal. What kind of solutions? Well, how about four G LT backed up for complete reliability. I like to sound of that. What else powerful wifi and keeps your employees connected. Amp band with you can locate between your customers and employee's. I didn't know Comcast business that.
"sega" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"No, set received seven the remake of two as being really well that was two thousand eighteen MO what I think those seventeen nobody. Nobody knows. No way to verify head what three platforms it got released on rates. So would've counted whatever I think it had like a ninety average. And so it got might have gotten counted multiple times in that regard. Mr. I mean, that company for me is like their bucket it with like Kinami. But that's like totally a historical way of thinking about it. Right. Like, they've stuck around stayed relevant and stayed true to sort of their core gaming roots. Swim is a lot other. Japanese companies have sorta drifted drifted offer away. We'll speaking of other Japanese companies coming at number two is Ciga. Wow. There you go or to the Sega shout. That's also accept Sega. It's the best game with sonic mania. Plus, I got a ninety one. It's best new IP two point hospital. I didn't realize that was published by Sega Europe. I believe published it, and it was just kind of like a, hey, just we like what you're doing. Go ahead to the hospital. Right. Yeah. Basically, I mean, I think he was even the same people that made hospital days on my list. I have a back I've esteem backlog in that's on it. It's good. And it's they even consider published by they got a sonic, the hedgehog arcade machine that you can put in your hospital, and the developers were telling me that it was like a nightmare to get the exact clips, and they needed to get approved for that thing needs to make sure it was like fully, okay, sonic stuff. Yeah..