38 Burst results for "Sega"
Fresh update on "sega" discussed on Digital Coffee
"That video uses so we're not sure how efficient or how does the ball necking issues this fixed through what? India is doing but aims is also using the seven nanometer version of it from. The. The ones that they use for the US in videos using eight hundred meter one from Samsung. So it's weird because everybody's using the v Ram Samsung and the chips are actually made brand for invidia from Samsung's they're both using Samsung's different ways but also with the rams can have two, hundred, fifty, six bit bus the pretty big bus. But that's also weaker than thirty eighty, which is three hundred, twenty bit bus. So like I said, we should be interesting to see how will it actually performs was actually going to be doing and if it's in the five hundred dollar price range that's going to be two hundred dollars less. Than the thirty. Eighty. But you may be getting about the same price for it as well. So We could be seeing same prices the six. Sixty eight, hundred, exte-. Should be at the five hundred dollar price range. So I'm guessing this sixty, nine, hundred x t might be at the seven hundred dollar price range but I only they're going to go into the fifteen hundred dollar price range. Needs to and say do that but we'll see I mean it's supposed to come out and tell. or at least announcement for until October twenty eighth. So we do have. A little over a month until that but it looks like it's going to have the type C connector as well. The USB type C connector. So is that way as well? This could actually be a pretty big game changer for connections. So instead of using this really long thick hd two point. Oh. You're an amusing, the USB Dash C. for that as well which I said by the way it's actually pretty cool. Like alive but we'll see we'll see what actually does when the actual official of comes out. For my main thing about my the market or the PC market is consolidating because it actually is before our very eyes and first of all, of Microsoft, there was a rumor saying Microsoft is GonNa by stay a new they're not actually the better by right now probably be square INEX- they're probably going to be cheaper and Sega plus you got the final fantasy you've got their setbacks you've got vendors now you've got. A few other ones that I can't really remember but those are the main ones that I think. A dragon questions well, you've got several other pipelines. There's well PSA screenings. Tumors Well Square eatings actually might be a better by than Sega right now Sega's got some interesting ones but for the most part, the ones I applied from. Sega? Is the creative semblance hammer dragging game total war strategy game series, Elliott `isolation to make secular OUTTA that one I don't understand.
Fresh update on "sega" discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"Right especially if you make that cross-platform like we were just discussing a few minutes ago. If you can make that cross-platform and leave that open to the entire world of the PS5 and even if that's your only off cross-platform, why would you not make that cross-platform? That's your money maker. You can almost make 25% back or what you just put into that that purchase price. You would hope right? I would love to look at the numbers on foiled the last Elder Scrolls sold and then look at the numbers on PS5 and figure out if there's any cross over there and figure out how much money we could project that Microsoft might make if they did the crossover like that one log. Question are these big Publishers Xbox Sony and Nintendo done shopping? No, no, no. No, not at all. It's going to keep going. We're going to see the consumption of the Sega catalog like you were just talking about and watching the console Wars documentary. I've only gotten through about half of it. It's fun to see it's fun to see the marketing tactics. They were using when they initially launched to compete against each other and it almost feels like we're watching the revitalization of that right now. We're watching not a Nintendo game that we're watching Xbox and Playstation go at it and they're using the same tactics a revision of console Wars indeed. What are your thoughts out there on Xbox buying Bethesda shares her thoughts pop culture Cosmos at yahoo.com. Hey, this is Chad from Ghostbusters. And you're listening to pop culture Cosmos podcast. For the latest news and information analysis and opinions on the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA check out the Lakers fan a break podcast today on wherever you get your podcasts. Speaking of council Wars it is a new documentary. That's out on CBS all access just said you were without through halfway through it. I've actually seen it all and I'll tell you what I am. So thrilled to go ahead and tell everybody how good this console Wars documentary is if you don't have CBS all access get the free trial by the subscription whatever you need to do before it migrates into Paramount place of the beginning of next year because console Wars is an outstanding documentary detailing exactly what went on between the fight between Sega Nintendo in regards to the Sega Genesis and Nintendo entertainment system. And then later on the Sony PlayStation, which came into The Fray I want to tell you this it was a great documentary. I wanted to know a little more on the end about the Sony PlayStation because if you read the book the console Wars you get to find out a little bit more about their end of it as far the people that were involved that and but they And get a chance to go ahead and delve into too much of that. But outside of that. It's a truly outstanding documentary there were things in it that weren't even mentioned in the book at least on the beginning part of it that I really enjoy it. So I'll tell you what console Wars documentary. It's one of the best documentaries of the year and I truly enjoy it. How is your time so far spent on Console Wars, you know, it's been really great my mom in town this week visiting and we sat down to watch that this morning and we had to run out and an errand we came back. We sat down and immediately both of us were like going to turn it back on let's go and so we we did we turned it back on in a way that they've done some of the animations has been amazing specifically when they talk about sake of Japan's Hayao Nakayama when they're talking about the big boss and in Japan, they've got this great mission style. That's almost anime-style. Yeah. It's it's 32 bit like in Sega Genesis style almost and it's wonderful to watch it. It's it's a beautiful reminder of what we used to in, Georgia. Right and getting through about half the documentary right now. I'm sad that it missed its South by South West premiere for 2020. I wish would have been there to be able watch this in person. This is outstanding and I'm kind of sad that I've only been able to get through about half of it so far. Absolutely. And again, I'll be interviewing Blake Harris and Jonah Tallis of console Wars the documentary here next week. So hopefully I will change that for all you listeners on radio and also our podcast I will be having that hopefully next week for you on our show Friday. I was just going to say everybody needs to watch this you need to watch and see how same thing really up into the marketplace when it came to marketing. They really thought outside the box here and they pushed Nintendo to their limits when it came to marketing pushing these early consoles. Absolutely, I couldn't agree with you more. I do highly recommend it. It's just such an outstanding documentary. I watched the previous month on Netflix high score the docu-series and that also had a very slick presentation. It but it was very scattershot. And it really didn't give you the whole landscape of how the entire history of video games came to be. And I was very disappointed and let down that documentary no matter how good it looked it. Just was it just scattershot and its presentation, but I can tell you right now console Wars with executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg again the boys and they're doing a whole bunch of other stuff, you know them from a law their other work that they've done sausage party and the whole nine yards. They've done a great job working with Blake J Harris. I'm gonna tell us cannot thank them enough for going ahead and putting this out there and I will be speaking to both the directors of console Wars here on next week's PC Multiverse. So I'm looking forward to it and I highly I highly recommend console Wars. It is one of the best movies of the year and so funny. This leads me into my question with you because I've had a lot of great experiences this year. With documentaries and documentaries currently watching the valley on HBO. I have watched mcmillian's on HBO. I've watched class action park on HBO Max. Obviously Tiger King has gotten Raves as far as lots of people while you're going to go there a flick I wasn't exactly in love with it. I thought there was better stuff out there. But I want to hear your thoughts on a documentary and the docu-series in twenty-twenty has gone to the Forefront on popularity and what people are watching and how they're being promoted because I see HBO Max pushing class-action part. I spoke to Seth porges the director of class action park here on this show a couple of weeks ago. It had just reached the number one movie on HBO Max. So people are watching docu-series and documentaries because back in the day with your dad my dad docu-series and documentaries were like watching animals and National Geographic or something like that. That was just kind off. There and not really interesting to the majority of the public out there. But in recent years as a my good friend Rob McCallum who's a documentary filmmaker will tell me time and time again, the documentary has evolved and changed into something much more popular. I will say that I think 2020 is the year of documentaries and we're not done yet. We're going to see a lot more coming just based on what we're looking at politically socially all that other stuff. We're not going to get there today. But if you want to talk about it will meet you at the Lakers fast-break podcast. It seems like that's where we're covering a lot of that stuff right now..
Fresh update on "sega" discussed on Giant Beastcast
"You know those platform holders we'll take their cut but in the end Microsoft, games? May maybe maybe we see this show up in a way we're like Oh. Wow switching ps five Bethesda Games are digital only. Like. Maybe that's something I don't know. I mean, Microsoft has been out there trying to get their services part on other platforms like switch and kind of going out there for the last two or three years. Kind of being the wants to play nice and say, Hey, you know we'll. We'll get. You Are Services Angle on your platform. Microsoft is out there making. I like no hyperbole intended here like pretty big moves like this is this is a big big merger or acquisition and putting in maybe not as big a deal but rolling in that EA origin stuff into game pass. This is like they are building. A. Pretty. Fairly. Attractive offering here if you're if you're out there in this industry in this bubble, looking at this, how it is, how what? What are the optics outside of here to the general consumer staring at a PS five or an xbox one in their series acciari damning Microsoft at ps five or an xbox Exeter shopping cart on a go time on Amazon when you can get them eventually I don't know if all that comes through you know I, don't know if that's like really message that but that's the thing. But that's the thing though is that like all of these moves with a couple of exceptions? An average consumer is not going to see the benefit of those moves for at least a couple of years because most of these studios even buying and most these publishers or in this case, the publisher that they are buying like most of the Games they are making will not bear fruit for Microsoft specifically for another year or two, and so like. Basically the you know if you're unless you're plugged in the way, you know the. The online Gamer is if you're just looking at a box to by the you can say like Oh, they bottled studios like, okay. Cool. What am I playing on this right now Ashley Game Pass does alleviate that somewhat but I think that like these moves for the future these moves are essentially trying to bolster a lineup that had atrophied over time, which is to say the games that are there for the Microsoft platform whether it is xbox. But they have specifically said they're they're just going to add these the game pats they're adding the that's right up to gain pass which which again if you're if you're out there front they also they could have done without by. Deal they obstructed to that did not involve in buying the entire company to make that happen yeah yeah I think. Microsoft. Spending La, spending a lot of money but also I don't think in that wasteful of ways. Well, it'll. It'll be. You know we'll go see in the future, but this is the kind of stuff. You do to lock up a a market you know to to try and get ahead in the market. I also think it. It's an intimidating power move like I. Don't think Sony could do this. I don't think maybe you know Sony could spend seven and a half billion dollar, right? Like tomorrow on, you know I don't know what else is left now I mean we're I feel like this is al-sagha has been the one that everyone has kicked around forever is like someone's going to buy them for time. Microsoft was the rumor of that You know a legitimate or not, and you know I do think that someone could go out there and purchase Sega and continue to support those those games you know under a particular platform holder brand but I don't think so is going to be the one to do it. I think Nintendo or Microsoft are much more likely. You know suitors for that but also I haven't seen any indication that there's anything real to any of those rumors. It's just it seems like a lot of people being like we want someone to buy. Sega. For some reason I don't know why just to save them from themselves. I don't know they're doing fine like like could you see tomorrow Sony to by take two interactive Take got. Rockstar. Rockstar basically prince money every time they release a game like I just sang the thing like I feel like I mean take to CA, jettison was NFL. For the developers but like feel like as long as they have rockstar like that's you know that. It would be. It would also be way more than seven and a half billion dollars but. Being like you know. Y-. I- see anything's possible as UBISOFT too big a bubble to bigger a dot on that map to be absorbed by anybody they feel very big. I don't know their revenue stream is like what they feel like they are doing. Okay and they feel like a big point on that scale EA also feels very big I. Don't know if they're ones to get gobbled up. I. Feel Warner Games could could maybe go at some point they were being shocked at some point they I think that was the rumor going around that At and T. was trying to get out from under that brand. But I, don't know where any of that went. So. Yeah. I don't know I. Honestly don't know there's a lot of smaller studios but Microsoft already, it was a two weeks ago when they had their big less of like, Hey, we acquired you know five of these studios were just bringing them in how it was. It was actually one e three ago just two years ago because we didn't get any three this year..
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
"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
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Dominates Box Office With Mighty $65 Million Debut
"Or sonic the hedgehog is a raking up sixty five million dollars at the box office so far this weekend really help me I guess it is a little bit my fault at all this is happening to you not a little bit entire the variety reports paramount's action adventure based on the Sega video game character has been paid to generate forty to forty five million prior to its launch should estimates hold it could break the fifty four million dollar record set last year by detective peek at you for the
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
Go retro with the Sega Genesis Mini
"Won't they I want to talk about because everybody knew I'd buy at some point and I finally did ED. I bought one of those genesis many consoles and for the objectively best game of all time Tetris objectively objectively in a game that I know too much about But it has the first release of the Genesis Tetris that was much lost in his now available. Double and this thing's mouth is council has been out for a while. And I didn't need to buy clarity about my Mega S G and I bought that before this. Genesis mini was announced but the genesis many was made by I am too and it was incredible and I kept buying new all knew I was going to buy it one day and I was at Tarleton. You you are too retro consoles as I am to. VR heads but my lease minor cheaper. That's very true but you're right but now imagine when the Valve Index is twenty years old and I bite when it's released east. Great the valve index many the mini version of the media. VR headsets are going to be hilarious. The Index Committee. It fits on your finger. Finally your hand doesn't like a sock puppet. Yeah I was at target doing what you do. At target buying a piece of fruit pack of underwear and whatever else you find at target and they had these on the end cap and it was fifty nine bucks so bought about one hour talking about Tetris. On Genesis it is not good so lots of history and should've stayed losses. What you're saying? Yeah it's tough. Because I haven't played Gameboy Tetris in a very long time and this is coming from tetris effect polio polio. Ninety nine all of the amazing versions of Tetris. I that are out across the world that that game. You think it's the same game but you don't realize how much has changed and the thing that hit me the most about this game two things one one. It doesn't have Subaru tation and so that means when you have like the like the long I can I- piece next to the wall. It can't turn words I of course CF to got into the middle and tenant and then she over which when you're have a tall build very much changes the game and to according to physics of course that's how it would work but according to Tetris physics that we've all bought into over the last whatever it is fifteen years and super rotations. Been in it. You really take that that for granted. It's like when you have a a tetreault against the the side it won't turn man I was. I was playing poorly Genesis Tetris also does not have a hold cue which is where he gets to save a peace for later. which if you played tetris effects or ninety nine? You know how vital that is like. If you're like me the first piece you get that immediately goes goes goes into hold as you get out of jail card. It doesn't have that only shows you one piece that's coming up next versus a standard is like three. Now I think also the most fascinating the default controls on Genesis. All three buttons are on the Genesis. I should say all three buttons. ABC rotated take. I believe it's clockwise but rotate at the same direction. Is You have to go into options. To change it to have clockwise counterclockwise and to assign hardrock op which is where you know you just place it immediately which matters when you're trying to rack up scores in times like that. Can I ask you a quick question. What kind of person buys the genesis to play Tetris? The type of person who already has all the Games on their Mega S G and was looking for an excuse to by genesis may in
What Can Gamers Look Forward to in 2020?
"Twenty twenty is here what the gamers have to look forward to well brand new consoles on the way the PlayStation five and the Xbox series access open out CD project read cyber punk twenty seventy seven has a lot of buzz players in our law and enhanced mercenary working in the sleazy underbelly of this particularly after finding out that John wick himself Kiana Reeves will be playing a role in the game Sega's superfast mascot sonic the hedgehog makes his cinematic debut after twenty nineteen internet mocked the original trailer for the blue blazes look they have since updated the character model to make him look a lot closer to his game counterpart signed a little all the super energy many fans are decided if the film is something to look forward to is the rock president for a run away from that fox bets for fox
House Intelligence Committee release 300-page impeachment report
"And one of the things that a lot of us have been anticipating the arrival of the is the intelligence committee's report on one what the heck has been going on in our government involving the the efforts accusing president trump of misusing his office to see foreign help in the twenty twenty presidential race and then this three hundred page report comes out from the Democrat led house intelligence committee I want to talk to Tony say about it who is the White House senior adviser for strategy Tony welcome back largely to be with you and your listeners thanks for having me so I I tell you what they're a lot of times I've probably said I sat down to read the whole thing I read the whole Muller report I couldn't bring myself to read the entire three hundred page house intelligence committee report this is yeah this is all political isn't it does any of this have to do with actually a going after something that the president is actually done wrong not at all in fact there was no factual support for any of the Democrats central claims that the president did anything impeachable Larson frankly it was a more like the angry rants of an overzealous prosecutor who was misrepresenting twelve of his witnesses testimony to continued support of Paul's narrative listen it was essentially three hundred pages of commentary presumption and opinion which which also reflects what most of the testimony they got during the two weeks of public hearings or and at the end of this whole process again we know and it is confirmed the president did not condition aid and did not condition meeting on anything with Ukraine and ultimately they got the aid they got the meeting with the president and the vice president and got four hundred million dollars of lethal military aid that the Obama administration was not able to deliver to them which even those who were critical of the president during the witness testimony said with a better policy so it clearly reflects that this is just a highly political sham that but failed to produce any evidence of any impeachable offense you know Tony there's got to be frustrating for the White House because I know I'm frustrated on the outside that my business the media business the news business has been so I I guess out to lunch on those because give reporters are doing their jobs they be saying yeah this impeachment process is very different from the last two the two that are most recent historically Nixon and Clinton it's entirely different and and yet and usually the media loves to point out differences you know the the the last two in patrons went this way this one's being delivered delivered entirely all along partisan lines the N. and what's really kind of ironic is that the founders actually worried about impeachment becoming simply another political tool in the arsenal of one party or the other and they talked about that when they were writing the constitution said you cannot you have to have the power of impeachment for certain circumstances but you cannot let it become political and here it's become political and all these reporters just stand there and say yep it Sir is this legit they put all this air of legitimacy around the entire process including today well unfortunately I think there are some in the media and not all but some who are way too invested in the outcome of this impeachment process and and have it worked to advance it to the degree they can I think the also interesting aspect of this entire inflation process is Nancy Pelosi the speaker said back in March that he would not go forward with it unless there was a bipartisan consensus to do so I see clearly violated that in fact if there's anything bi partisan about this impeachment process it's been the opposition against it but you you you bring up something very very important Lars which is the fact then it's two points it's the fact that even you know the the founders never anticipated this would be kind of something that boils down to a simple referendum on a vote of confidence on the president right obvious obviously there are going to be political opponents who don't like the president we certainly had many of them in the Republican Party member Akhavan was president as Jonathan Turley the the law scholars testifying today pointed out but it's not designed to remove a president you disagree with or you don't like it's designed to remove a president who's committed a high crime or misdemeanor and violated the constitutional old and that clearly has not been proven at all in fact no wrongdoing has been proven throughout this entire process and and then the last part of this is the people all of this country have a look at this objectively and have rejected the idea that Congress should be wasting their time in our taxpayer dollars on this impeachment champ they should be instead focused on important issues that Americans between New York and California which largely represent the leadership of the Democratic Party trying to push the sample Losi chef and Adler don't really think this matters to them I would much rather see better trade deals a lower prescription drug prices more secure borders and certainly bigger emphasis on passing a budget which we have very few days left to do the funds our military adequately I'm talking to Tony say a who's a White House senior adviser for strategy the other thing they won't point out out of today they literally I mean the Democrats literally said well here's Pamela Karlan bring a law professor and she's you know she's independent and impartial and hears Noah Feldman and he's AT and they literally said important independent are but impartial experts on the constitution Feldman's the guy who's sixty days into your bosses tenure in office said that one of the president's tweets was an impeachable offense and that's no Feldman said that he tweeted out said the fact that the president you know tweeted out about about being wire tapped in the campaign which we now know the campaign was wired tab or lease Carter page was we then the campaign and felt a knot Feldman Carlin is the woman who were literally told friends I cross the street so I don't have to walk in front of the trump hotel old that's done will be an impartial witness sure cords well listen all three of the Democrat witnesses are known political operatives of the Democratic Party in one way or another call in today I think really expose herself as a very vile individual in Barron trump would you describe for my audience because I want to describe what because I've normally said politician kids are off limits unless they break the law or they or they are used in in another words if you send your son or daughter out give speeches forty on the campaign trail what they say is fair game but if you give Barron trump who's not been invite he's there in the pictures and he's there at the White House but he hasn't been a political figure and she attacked this fifteen year old boy yeah so it wouldn't miss garland all all afternoon morning has has given been delivering one polemic attacking and hominem attack on the president after another in this particular case he was trying to you know make the case that he acts like a king and then use the name barren which is a sign to say he had the right to name his son Barron not make his son a barren and that clearly was a low blow and a cheap way to get a laugh which she got from many of the Democrats in the room at the expense of the presence thirteen year old son and yeah I I give a lot of credit to the First Lady who immediately responded and then as have many others don junior and pointed out we what what what a disgusting act of of of of frankly classless ness and meeting that from from this column but she's been doing it all day to them basically the unfortunate part here is that had to be you know said publicly the the the I think the only benefit is he's exposed herself as a clearly not a credible person a Mister Gerhart the other Democrat on the panel I have spent decades in partisan politics work for Bill Clinton and Senate Democrats in the past Tony Sega's the White House senior adviser for
The greatest and best Cyber Weekend tech deals4
"Okay speaking of deals what are some of the best deals and what should you stay away from tomorrow well I look a lot and I I watch Amazon predominantly and so like usual there they they really promote their own products there their their devices like Iran elect their voice activated speakers that run on the election form a lot of smart home things so if you're shopping on Amazon you can expect to get good deals on on those sorts of devices then to some of the popular stuff for the for the holidays are gonna be toys and game consoles are big like Nintendo switch light and Sega Genesis many those are some of the popular things that children want and so at but again it's I I don't know about like what to look for stay away from the big disappointment generally in these big days is that so many people are shopping for the same things oftentimes inventory on the hot hot yes runs runs out yeah all those great TV deals and they only offer you about two in the store than the rest of them are normal price but we we've we've only got about thirty seconds left but I want to ask I remember looking forward to the newspaper ads on thanksgiving and and the paper weight you know it seems like a couple of pounds filled with all those ads are are those days gone are the obsolete now or adds just a thing of the past both the not only in print but but electronically now they're very important still and so if you think about even if you're seeing fewer ads in the newspaper years you're bombarded with them online and in your online shopping journey so even sites like like Amazon a lot of that top real estate is going to go to people who paid to be there not necessarily the best product that you that you want so advertising is absolutely continues to influence your shopping decisions even as more of its ships from from the physical world to the digital world yeah and there are those are lined up there right now as we speak all right Spencer sober thank you very much
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam vows to ‘seriously reflect’ after crushing defeat in polls
"Hong Kong leader Carrie lam said today she would seriously reflect on the stunning landslide victory by pro democracy candidates in the city's local election the rebel soldiers were a clear rebuke of hell lamb has handled sometimes violent protests in the semi autonomous Chinese territory pro democracy candidates sweat nearly ninety percent of the four hundred fifty two district council seats it will help them take unprecedented control of seventeen out of eighteen district councils authorities barred pro democracy activists Joshua Wong from running in the elections but he said the results send a clear message remarkable achievement in the district council election is the asphalt all home calmness especially will terrace protest her all hot lying frontline there's a trade a price spend the time or even sacrifice in the protest movement winners included many youth activists and the candidate who replaced Huang protest rally organizer Jimmy Shand who was beaten by a hammer wielding assailants last month also triumphed as did a pro democracy lawmaker who had part of his ear bitten off by an assailant really lamb a political expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong called the results nothing short of a revolution he said the election is a sound repudiation of the Carrie lam administration and shows the so called silent majority in Hong Kong are behind the demands of the protesters for its part China showed no signs it might soften its stance toward Hong Kong the Chinese foreign minister told reporters during a visit to Tokyo that Hong Kong will always be part of China no matter the election outcome a foreign ministry spokesman avoided the question when asked for a reaction to the election results his remarks appeared on al Jizerou football to ending violence and restoring order is the priority for home home home home is a passive China and Hong Kong to fees acutely China's internal Ephesians a record seventy one percent of Hong Kong's registered voters cast ballots well exceeding the forty seven percent turnout in the same poll four years ago celebrations broke out outside polling stations overnight when the results were announced at lunchtime today dozens of supporters held a victory rally in a business district one woman pop the champagne bottle and pour drinks for everyone around a group of supporters of Hong Kong's pro democracy activists protest in front of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco the demonstrators have been protesting in Hong Kong since last June against an extradition bill as a Sega violates human rights and for the resignation of Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie lam among other demands the US Congress passed a bipartisan stand with Hong Kong resolution condemning police brutality against demonstrators and supporting calls for democracy but it's unclear whether president trump will sign the measure he said that it may compromise a trade deal with China pacificus Saadia Malik files this report call home call a glory to Hong Kong is the official protest song demonstrators and semi autonomous city but is also widely regarded as the unofficial national anthem replacing the official Chinese one at a gathering in front of the same Cisco Chinese consulate in solidarity with protesters overseas math using an international student said that although he is from mainland China his most proud of Hong Kong date rape her that the bass all of us the river that the best version of us they fight for their what they deserve what the lord gave us a call give out which I sorry I'm I'm I'm a Christian yeah so the five all their rights growing up in Hong Kong Seles tongue a daily cities have the quality of life there has declined since chief executive Carrie lam came into power tung said she's concerned for the safety of her family and friends Hong Kong has been like a really really great I was twenty years old and has been like that and then they come a really really and civilized cities I'm worried about my family and friends and then going out and then every day I'm just adding tags to them and say Hey I you guys save like when have greetings become desolate like it should be talking to your friends like Hey how you doing like is the right way to the top the offense right but it is not for Hong Kong people it's just like Hey are you say a bipartisan congressional resolution supports the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong the trump has suggested he may veto a due to a pending trade deal with China the vast influence of the Chinese market also caused controversy within the NBA when the Houston Rockets general manager first tweeted support for Hong Kong protestors then apologized after China censored the broadcast of NBA games East Bay resident Travis fan says business interests should stay out of the issue but the US government should intervene you know you you try your trust all weather all you like testamentary in China is in all of your business your of your business is to make money for your state stakeholders money is the only perverse soul it's a matter of the law sold the government should do something that Congress and the administration does something to make it into law in a victory for pro democracy backers the recent election of district representatives in Hong Kong had an unprecedented turn out shifting power away from pro Beijing representatives the representatives make policy on local issues such as collecting garbage and transportation but Hong Kong pro democracy advocates say it is a step toward making greater gains for its people chief executive lamb says she respects the election results Saudia Malick pacifica radio AP at the San
Looking Back at N64's 'GoldenEye 007'
"GONNA talk about a little unknown gain. That came out for the end. Sixty four called go goldeneye double. Oh seven you look so excited. I'm I'm I'm excited. I think this is the first time where I've been able to talk about something that I was like. Have like very strong memories of Because like I remember like a cold wind dark winter morning and and I was I was probably like ten or so and I would be in the basement playing Goldeneye and and shooting shooting poorer Russian soldiers in the army and then they'd like wave their arms. You I got him wave there are. I'm I'm very strong. Golden Eye Memories and generally aren't mostly about multiple though I did multiplier It's mostly about the single player but I know we're alone. Must Lonely looney child boy. Did you guys play golden eye at all. Have you ever played only grow before your time. Honestly I have never ever in my life played it but I was in like a used game store. Go like two or three years ago and they had like sixty four games sure and I saw Goldeneye for ten bucks. So that's a bad and I bought it but I haven't in sixty four. Yeah Okay Cool. I still have never played it though but I owed it plant. I can't imagine I'm going and playing it now. If you didn't before I I love that game. I was obsessed for that game some games. Just don't hold up. That doesn't mean they're not important but holy cow playing shooter on Nintendo sixty four controller. We have to like with the CBN's and also the right trigger. It's it is a messy messy game. I don't want to Brag but I may have been defendant like I was. I'll just say I was the neighborhood. Champion of Goldeneye. How many people how many children were involved in? Probably about eight so like deal. Sure I'm and also like looking back on it kind of unfair because weight is not only no. I didn't do that. And I let people pay his job. But we only only played Complex shot with either remote minds approximity minds as you do and that really is a mode that once you learn how to exploit it it. Nobody has a chance of beating you. Yeah that's true you kind of get into a rhythm and and let's just say I was. I was really good really really early. We're in that rhythm. Chris Plante Rhythm Rhythm plan is what. We're getting a little ahead of ourselves though because I wanted to go back to the beginnings it's as we might know golden eye was developed by a company called rare rare is known for many many games conquers. Bad Firday today is one of them although the ear rated podcast that is certainly not an easy rated game but they also made donkey Kong country and that was their big big big success of the S era and so they decided okay. We've got this bond license secured the bond license we are going to you make a bond game and their initial idea for this bond game was to make it just like donkey Kong country. They wanted to make a AH side. scrolling Tutti James Bond game so you would like play as James Bond. Yeah but you'd roll around in even Pretty Pretty Authentic Komo essentially like that arcade game where you shoot aliens in the face. The side scrolling on. That doesn't really narrow it down but you are a spy and you start with the parachuting remember the anyway. We're supposed to be that. But but the Martin House who is the game director decided that he wanted to take advantage of a new piece of technology and that technology was known as the ultra sixty. Four ooh ooh now people who know their nintendo history know that the ultra sixty four became the Nintendo sixty right like Mike. I'm not sure what that became like. Ultra sixty battle out the cooling about the ultra sixty four was specifically its name because later development in development nintendo platforms included Dolphin. Yeah and what was the switch called and the AH the best one was revolution. Revolution was very good for the game. Cube right the week. Oh the way. I'm sorry Gamecube is Dolphin so they knew this. This platform is coming out so they decided to build a team that would take advantage of this new incredible to really generation. That was on the cusp of happening. It wasn't just face ball anymore. More Three D. was going to be everywhere so is to make a three D on rails shooter inspired by Virtual Cop Chris Plant. It's a big fan so I'm sure he has. Virtually top is a masterpiece. Yes Richard Crop for people who who don't know imagine virtual fighter back in the early days so characters made out of about twelve polygons all together and then you go around like a building that is just barebones architecture. Maybe Yeah Square's in and you shoot them in the face. The aiming is not especially good. It's also also perfect because it was made by Sega so evenings not good but it was also part. Listen that's what you learn as say fan. The game doesn't work. Sonic the HEDGEHOG. Yeah it's a mess. It's the best game ever made. So they had this very ambitious plan again early days of Three D.. They wanted to a shooter. They'd never really done that before as a company so in order to do that they built a crack team of ten people. Eight of whom had never made a professional video games It was a massively massively. Inexperienced team ga They brought on some people that had made done some modeling work. Some You know a little bit of like Hacky Games that they've done on their selves. But in but as an actual professional product eighty percent of the team had never made a professional game before so this was their first time and it sort of seemed like it was going to be a disaster from the outset. They out of access they were able to visit the sets of the movie Goldeneye. Great film by the way really holds up they were able to visit all the sides but as they were starting to develop they realize. That's how long this project was gonNA take the first year and a half. They didn't even have the specs of what the four was going to be like. Oh I had no idea so. There was a lot of X. factors that they didn't really know how to fill They basically just as they were developing it in that first year and a half they just took a stab. They guessed it what it was gonna play can and what the specs we're going to be and What they came up with essentially a hacked together piece of hardware controlled ruled by Sega Saturn Controller? So that was all they had unfortunately when they finally did find out what the specs were from Nintendo Intendo it was about seventy five percent less powerful than they thought they were going to have owned a big disaster. Carl Hilton was one of the designers. He spoke to a now Gamer in actually a really good retrospective which no longer online but you can read it on the way back machine He basically said that Color textures external costs a lot more in terms of processing power and because they were trying to cut down all the high Processing power stuff just to get Jan onto onto the end sixty four. They ended up making almost all of Goldeneye in gray scale and then using like a little bit tweaks to like ads him green for the jungle and stuff like that. But when you think back to Goldeneye it is like a lot of blacks and whites and grays like all of the maps are very simple and that's just because they were like super super super easy for them to actually get them working. Unfortunately that didn't really Ended up great for the frame rate. which again I know? You haven't played allegra point you you remember it. It does not run great. No but that's again a thing of back then. Nothing ran great. So yeah. Yeah that's true you like frame rate was so far from our minds it was just like Oh this is just how games feel Gamesville slow. Unfortunately when you go back in you like is like you tasted like true coke zero. I'm trying to play till like and then you go back in you. Try like diet coke. But why would I want this. I have the greatness. I never had either but I just feel like I'm connecting with the youth right here you are. I completely understand now. I am since devastated. I'm glad we could connect things for people The so obviously things are working great. They're also running to an issue with delays specifically that they are risking the potential to come out with Goldeneye. Wfan the game after the next bond movie comes out tomorrow. Never dies. Came out after Goldeneye in Nineteen ninety-seven and and at this point because the game had been delayed about a year and a half. They were really getting close to the point. Where like the new movie was GonNa come out and then this game was going to happen? That was like for a super old bond movie that really members at that point it was it was bad but something saved them. And that thing was Super Mario Sixty four. I guess it was just call. Maria's sixty four Super Mario sixty four it was called super to be clear. Mario Mario Super Mario Sixty four. Got It perfect. You know before that came came out obviously for me off. Other people is a kind of a revelation. Mary's it was like a big deal and even for the Goldeneye developers who was a big deal because they realized Oh we can make. Hey speaking of great frame rate by the way Chris Plant in Mary's sixty four just just saying but they saw this game and they were like got him. Oh we can make a three game. That's like a little more involved than just like wow like a like a gimmick of while you can explore three d environments so it after playing that They started adding things like objectives and like ai that you would follow around and Oh she's GonNa have this thing while you defend her stuff like
'Call of Duty' Will Have Battle Pass
"Like you should go back to racing Dave fixed a lot of the issues some of it is still egregious but it's not as straight up I've poked defense and then punched the fence and the kind of lineup leaving lay on the fence for a bit and like all right we're resilient we can kind of deal with a bit more than subscription service you're choosing to buy this or not but it's essentially like it's a loop box that's not we're not loobox the mail service sent to your house base and that's when the core thing that you came for is no longer what it was and I think that that is the balance and need to find is giving people enticing things that aren't monetize it it's how you mark is it like it is not just a business model it's also game designed behind that business model got is one hundred percent and especially when we've been talking about Apple Arcade Z. how the game is being affected just to be able to make more money right and I feel like that's not a bad thing it just can easily be a bad thing when you let balanced kind of one way or the other and that's where alternate forms of revenue come in where they can only do that because of the subscription nature of apple arcade right with the subscription nature of battle passes they be allowed to have a little bit more leniency in not having a nickel dime you every single where the every single place that they can right we'll see how this law like I'm curious how this works out for them revenue wise yeah because if it if it's a huge failure ever doing this again going right back to lou boxes but I mean it's also called easily the best selling game every year this game is a reboot of sorts of the best popular ones yeah not necessarily on comedy but like the one you think of duty so hopefully this one actually works out for them I'll tell you what's not working out is seventy six is delaying disease this comfortably post from Bethesda and honestly when I opened his dock this morning usually when I'm hosting I make the dock Greg had already made the dock and he put this story injustice story so I'm guessing this is shout out to Greg Miller who really wants to talk about this but can't right now really wants to like fall and seventy six van is being want to like a game that people don't like that next that's right for so long still try forget there's video evidence of this watch our coverage where he is like stoked it's like all right but hey you can hear one or two more times yeah thirty six is delayed the NBC so I think it was last he three Bethesda announced that hey we've heard you start making quested fallout seventy six that don't just have humans are like human players but also NBC kickers that are like written like an actual fallout game so that was opposed to come this year today with post that was saying we've been hard at work on fallout seventy six this year including our biggest free update yet waste landers were excited about how as leaders coming together but it's going to need more time to do the Best most Polish update it can be so we're delaying it released a Q. One next year good news there's no huge games coming out next thing to distract you from playing fallout certainly not in the first four months of the year we continued to reevaluate arch in change our processes to make sure that we're doing our hit star quality bar and yours we adjudged delay but we know you're worth the extra time wastelands are turning out to be one of the largest expansion we ever done and it changes their entire world with human ABC's returning we'll be sharing details over time but here's a first look at some of what's to come and waste energy could read the full blog post for pictures and all that stuff but I wanna taking the snark aside trying to get around the nation tippety here I just feel like this is such a wasted opportunity of a game because this could have been something special could have been something that people really latched onto in love and I think all that would've took is a little bit of patients and not needing a game at e three I think but that's the kind of they panicked a hit a point where the realized Osha we're one of the big dogs now we have to have a three press conference we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA do it we're going to do it every year and I feel like that works for them because they have enough of a library that they can talk about here's the deal see updates to the game that came out last year here's a couple of VR experiences Houston brand new titles to look forward to but that one big but here's what's coming this year and here's what you should be excited about because that worked so well for them multiple times and when it got to this this was the game nobody was really asking for this which they needed to prove why was worth it more than anything and as we've seen with the launch they didn't do that right this game could have been special instead of it coming out a year ago it came out next year when these things from the get would've made sense but that's the thing I think Mr Got Kinda drunk on file responses 'cause like those games have always been a little broken in different ways and how much that like it depends on your experience of how much a little means but I think they saw that it was not reacting or the initial releases were going well but they put in so much marketing work and preordered and all that stuff like well we got her as of this year so I remember last year Todd Howard or not let's see three two zero says what would you do differently what has that is as I would have put this early access for ear I which is the logical thing to do in this the thing they're talking about now should have been hey we're ready to launch fallout seventy six this is the game yeah this is the full release aim and that would have made so much more sense I feel like people would have accepted a bit more early access still kind of a dirty word dirty word especially on the console side of things but that would in so much smarter and so much more beneficial to them in the situation we're in now where honestly this is surprising headline I think Odin not that interesting it's like who's besides Greg Miller really bummed about this right now I don't WanNA clown for delaying a game for Polish reason they should do not you should totally do that always but also I kind of wonder do you think something's happening because they this is apparently having some development trouble and the thing they realized before the Game Lodge Oh which is doing we're working on this thing but also a can we Nakimora left or left we don't order what they really know what went on there she's still looking for work and I saw her tweeting being a platinum games today interesting awesome it she would go back because he was working on being ETA and all that suffer really but there's also doomed got delayed till next year so I kinda wonder liking all their big games they were like they showed this past he three are now not coming out this year here's the thing I I don't take those things as a bad sign I I think that if anything that is them listening to me it just gave where it's just like hey there's no rush on this stuff like but does the are a known entity people like them people respect him they got through the followers six per fluffy did they do like I think that they did in the sense that when it was happening it felt like they were never coming back it felt like they were straight up cancelled like no one he's going to want to watch or cover as conference again and then they came back and he three months later with things the show but I feel like the answer to that is in are they are they good at announcing new games it's when they had show the next fall out the next rose whatever are the question's GonNa be are you gonNA fuck this up again yeah and I don't think so because those games the elder scrolls the core fallout we got some time on those I think that doom needs to be good for that to not be an issue right and I feel like they can take they don't need them to come out this year we don't need the games this year granted next year it's probably going to get lost show but people are so excited for that that I don't think that's good win to really take the people wanNA play maternal are GONNA play it regardless right and that game just needs to be fantastic and I believe it's going to be and if they need them need more time for that I think that they're very smart call taking it if they would've put out this year and it's it was fine I don't think there's a chance to turtles going to be bad right if it was just twenty sixteen again yeah then I think that that could that could be more like a but if they come out with some baller shit which I expect them to next you I don't think anybody's really going to be worried about elder scrolls are fallout come twenty twenty two or whatever big doom fan I like doom twenty sixteen I'm a big fan of doom in general just the style of arcade shooters and stuff so are you a big animal crossing van not at all okay I was going to ask you which of those who games you play over that animal switch between the two because I know animal crossing is going to do the thing of you've done all this stuff come back tomorrow I will give you more tasks all right just switch to killing demons and hell this might be the first animal crossing that I even give a attempted shot what was the what reasons have you never clicked his look at him I this does not look like anything I wanna do it looks like chores I don't like I don't like collecting twigs I play video games to get away from chores played shores to get away from real people like dogs it's funny on collect thon game whereas animal crossing you're literally doing fucking shores are I honestly the Games are more similar than you would think I know that's bullshit the no all right we'll see what happens mark twenty-first we'll see who talks about one all right persona franchises surp- center franchise surpasses ten million copies sold this is in venture be by Jeff Grubb is taking nearly a quarter of a century but the persona series has hit ten million copies sold that includes all games in the series the main role playing adventures as well as spin offs like a Dungeon crawler persona q two developer atlus revealed as milestone in a blog post are as Japanese persona website today is revealed that it is planning to hold an event to reveal more about the upcoming persona five royale royal which is revamped version of the persona. RPG royal is deal replacement for October thirty first and it is certainly going to advertise total sales going forward persona growing franchise for Sega and Atlas the game first game before Golden Get it together and Jeff Grubb I know you're listening Vida since then the series has found a larger audience personify for example surpassed two point seven million copies sold all on its own okay tim how do you sort of series I don't care I haven't feeling if I were to jump into it I really really dig it my like final fantasy What's I like poke them on a lot and and also like anime a lot persona seems like it would be up my alley I also just can't commit to these Super Long Games drives me what's but you'll you'll collect all of the Vulcan whatever's and smash brothers spirits collective it's a quick fifteen minutes every time they knew one some say someone percent five is one of my favorite game it yeah that's true so you should go to sleep ten million copies sold what surprises me is that seems like a low number for the entire franchise but then when you stop and think about it like this just
"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 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 Giant Beastcast
"There is a new game from amplitude who are the makers of endless space. Oh yeah i like that and sega's guys publishing it. <hes> there's this new game called humankind which is essentially their answer to serve. It is a four x game but it is it has a different structure than say if you're not just picking one civilization and then going through the entirety of time. You are essentially going era by era with each era. You are presented with ten possible possible that you can essentially pull the cultural aspects from like whether it's the type of units they use or you know like if you're a you know a particular civilization that's well-versed in science or engineering nearing you know that kind of stuff depending on what you wanna do and how you want to progress era for that era and then at each new era you add another sieve to your essentially. What is your society. Atty interesting takes your your kind of building cumulatively over the course of each era. Foundation has a real nice. Look to it. I mean i i i haven't i obviously wasn't as games calm so i haven't seen this up close but the there's a few previews out there and uh what they're showing it very least looks very promising so there's there are not a lot of good alternatives out there like the age of wonders series is out. There and those are pretty good. <hes> there's a decent amount of space style four x games but not necessarily a lot. I'm just like straight up style games. You just looked at planet fall plentiful. We talked with that last week. Yeah it's great to see people doing more and that's endless space. It has done yeah been there and is cool but i'm glad to see them. Branching terminates
"sega" Discussed on The Brink
"All right. So we mentioned the Sega Genesis in the purples, or if you prefer the Sega mega CD system, it was a Sega CD in the US, it was the mega city and Japan. So let's talk a little bit more about this peripheral in why it failed to really get a lot of traction, this was the peripheral the additional thing for the Genesis that would give it more capabilities, the Genesis when it released was a cartridge based system, very much like Nintendo entertainment system. Yes, ending s even the Nintendo, sixty four that would come out later was still cartridge based. So what were the thoughts behind going to a CD based system? All right. Well, I the Sega CD would allow for full motion video games, which sounded good in theory back at the time, but they were really grainy. Yeah. And a lot of them had very little to no game play. Let me let me tell you about one of them. Share the famous one night trap. Have you heard about this? I have heard about this. Yeah. I it started a, a person who had formerly start on the show different strokes. It's about a group of young women who are having a sleepover party and you're playing a super creepy neighbor. I'm guessing who is looking in on the home while the women are having their party. And there's about a billion masked intruders trying to get in there and you activate a series of traps in various rooms to stop the invaders from getting at the young women. And I'm talking about, like crazy trips like people are, are the you're watching these guys sneak past a wall and you hit a button at just the right moment. And then a video would play where the wall would rotate around possibly sending those intruders to their demise. You don't really know. It was weird and yeah. Full motion video. Sounded great because you're like look at the amazing technical capability. We can actually show full motion video but it meant that we had to prerecord everything. So there was very little control. Like you couldn't control a full motion video person imperfect motion because that capability wasn't there you would essentially do choose your own adventure kind of approach to games which meant that there was very little gameplay played actually have a CDs. We're supposed to be able to store, a lot more information than cartridges could now on the flip side, you had companies like Nintendo saying, we don't want to go down that path, because we feel that the C D format is easier to pirate. And in fact, Sega would have problems with that as somebody who may or may not have come into possession of an enormous folder of pirated this. I know nothing. I. Yeah, but there are other problems with the Sega CD beyond being pirate -able. Yeah. And you're right. They could hold more storage. They also had better audio because they use. Sd an audio CD Dr not a CD ROM for it. But these units were not universal. So depending on what version Genesis, you got you'd have to either, get a Sega CD that was compatible with that specific, yes. Yes. Like completely underneath and some were on the side of that's confusing to the consumer. Yes. And then all these referrals had their own power sources. Right. So, so it's not like they even could just take power from the main console. You had the plug them in separately. And also it meant in a love the this note here because it's, it's a clear problem, admit that you were already limiting your market, right? Because the only people you can sell that peripheral to our people who either own a Sega Genesis or buying a Sega Genesis at the same time, and they're just want to have the full thing, kitted out which takes a lot of money. Yeah. So, so you're centrally saying these existing customers. I already have. I'm trying to up sell those customers, but you're not winning new customers with that approach. So you've already limited the amount of success. You can have with that product as opposed to coming out with a brand new console that might win not just your existing customers, but new customers, and that ended up being one of those strategies. That ultimately would come back to slap them in the face, and we'll get to that because they did design a CD console. It was a Saturn, but I, I also wanna talk about the thirty two x it was actually made to compete with the Atari Jaguar and have very little software support, which is kind of interesting because the Atari Jaguar it turns out, you didn't really need to compete against now now. And that's the only reason I wanted to mention it was supposed to bring arcade-quality games to your home, that was called three two x because you had the sixteen basis to indictments to make a two bit system. That's cool. But again, expensive, you can't really enter in. If you've got a by three separate machines unless you've got a lot of extra money and the thirty two x only sold six hundred sixty five thousand units globally. It sounds like a lot, but it's not also a couldn't quite match the quality of the arcade experience, and that was the big selling point. Right. There were saying this is going to bring the experience you have at the arc. Cade into your home, and the reality was it wasn't quite good enough for that. And so some of the people who bought it felt like they didn't get the promise that they were you know, it wasn't delivered upon. Yeah. So then we get the Satter CD which we previously said did really well in Japan and not so great in the US in Japan, it sold almost five hundred thousand units in the first month, but then they announced it he three in the US and they were trying to compete with the very new, PlayStation, Nintendo sixty four which were both already out. Or just about to come out and so they panicked. And they announced that the Sega Saturn was coming out. Six months ahead of schedule, and it was going to cost four hundred dollars instead of the around eight hundred that it would cost you to get basic model from Japan. Yes, this was an attempt for them to try and steal some of that market share away from their competitors. Right. Like they're vastly. Underpricing. The console is one of those strategies that a lot of console makers have where you sell the console at a loss. And you hope to make it up in selling titles games except for they didn't have enough games because they didn't think a lot of the Japanese games would translate well to America. So those didn't get released in the US, and then you've got home of these game developers who are trying to program these games for the release of the Sega Saturn, which is already a little bit more complicated to program for because it used dual CPU's, which is a redesign after they found out what the play PlayStations specs. Yeah. And so they're rushing to get their games out and Jonathan I are huge geeks. We've had all these conversations about how rushing a game. Just leads to poor game play. Yeah. And that was true in this case. And so it was there was poor game play. There was a very limited library, and then they also didn't adjust their marketing for the gamers, that were growing up. They were still focusing largely on teenagers. And as it turned out the people who grew up with games were sticking with games. And if you marketed toward them you tended to do well, and if you just kept on aiming for a constantly refreshing young market, it didn't do as well, and that really hurts Sega, the, I think the process of making it difficult to program like we've heard that before too, PlayStation. Three had a similar issue because they changed the architecture for the system. Yeah. And if you were working for the company, so if you were working for Sega, if you're a developer and you worked for Sega. Or you are a developer. And you worked for Sony. You had a better chance of developing a decent title that console. But if you're a third party developer and third parties are the ones that are making some of the most popular titles out. There has certainly than you encounter. This problem than internally you start asking yourself, the question, does it make sense for us to even make a game for this system. Considering how much time in effort is gonna take or should we just focus on making titles for a competing system where we know we can turn them out faster. So it was a whole combination of things largely on Sega's rushed decisions to try and compete more vigorously against the PlayStation than sixty four that really set them back. Well, and they couldn't even because this rush deadline also meant that their systems were in poor supply shortly after they announced that their system was coming out early PlayStation. Oh, I guess, Sony said hair, PlayStation is only two hundred ninety nine dollars instead of three hundred ninety nine so now they're coming out early, but they can't compete with. Playstation in price and intendo head better games and game play was more powerful. So it was it was like a double whammy. And so you found a a quote from the guy who had was CEO of Sega during this time Tom Kalinski than twenty fifteen headed interview and his quote is I'm going to read it out verbatim. Had we waited until we had Borer and better games, launching with all retailers, instead of with a few with marketing that could reach every player we would have been much more successful, even if that meant waiting for a late October or November launch. So we usually put our lessons at the end of brink episodes. But here's a lesson right in the middle of this one, which is sometimes being I is not as important as being best. And I'm sorry, we probably could have just said that, quote instead of talking for the last seven minutes. But then you wouldn't have the brink. But also around this time, arcade attendance started falling didn't help. I mean we still have arcades but and they do better overseas than in the US. In the USA used to be a staple like every mall, had at least one arcade, and now like there's only a few games centers, or bowling alleys that, that even carry video games. So, yeah, it's they're few and far between in the states. And I believe that at the time Sega was looking at a merger with Banai and in ninety seven that was called off. And all of these things led to downsizing and layoffs. Not surprisingly. Yeah. So they really were setting their hopes on the Dreamcast. They really thought maybe the Dreamcast system could succeed where the Saturn had failed. They really put a lot of work in design in the Dreamcast in its showed, but the damage had been done already right there. The missteps they made with the Genesis peripherals the missteps with their CD system had kind of turned a lot of gamers off. They had a bad perception of Sega the.
"sega" Discussed on The Brink
"Welcome to the brink a production of iheartradio's, how stuff works. Sega from slot machines to sonic, the hedgehog this company played its way into people's hearts. But in the nineties, they made a few key mistakes that would make the lose the trust of their gamers. And by the time they came out with a league new system where the of consumers praise it was too late in the market was gone. Learn how this company spun out of control and out of the console game. This is Sega on the brink. Hi, everybody. I'm Jonathan Strickland. And I'm cast Casten, and I want to apologize that intro had far too few puns in it game over over over want. So this was a request from from Tony. I isn't your husband's named Tony. Yes. There may or may not be any relation to that. But you know what? It's a really good suggestion. If my wife had made a suggestion, I would have gone with it, too. So cool, I put it in listener suggestions, can he doesn't work on this podcast. So it's a listener suggestion totally. Yeah. So this is a great story to cover in the sense that it's easy to forget it now. But Sega for a while was writing high in the video game console world. And for a brief period, a little like they could become the dominant name and video game consoles and then everything went wrong. So. So it's to the point now where people who think back on the Sega consoles, they tend to fall into two camps there, either the people who wistfully remember hell awesome, those game consoles were more people who think of it as a big joke. It's a little of both a little both because of largely because of the very moves. We're going to talk about in this podcast. But just in the interest of full disclosure, I was someone who got hold of a Sega Dreamcast system, which we're going to talk about in this episode. I got it after the Dreamcast had already made a splash and was fading from memory. So this was they weren't making new Dreamcast games by the time I got hold of the system was all the used game market, but I was blown away by the Dreamcast. So when we talk about people who truly loved that system. I'm one of those people I wanna mention it in the beginning of this that as much as we say that Sega's kinda fallen out of memory people were saying they might make a comeback and. The fact that there's a sonic movie coming out, sonic movie that has rapidly undergoing massive changes, as we record this, the news recently broke that because of the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the sonic, the hedgehog teaser trailer. They are going to redesign Sonics look, which is a pretty massive undertaking for a for a CGI movie. It is. I'm really rooting for them to get it. Right. Because I think a sonic movie I enjoyed the stories when I played the game, I think kids would enjoy sonic movie by a didn't realize. There was a story. Here's a story doctor about steals, little animals, and turns them into just figured he ran really fast when you hit stuff, you batterings popped out of you. I mean I mean To to me. me. I mean I get it. It's true to life. Well, let's talk a little bit about just a little bit about Sega's origins to kind of set the scene of how they were able to climb in the home console space now. Obviously, the story of Sega's starts before there was a home. Video game console market. We're actually not going to start at the very beginning of the company that becomes Sega because it's a lot a little steps. Yeah. It's not very important. There was a slot machine company made in Hawaii. And eventually the army said, we don't want slot machines on US army bases anymore, which is where they were selling their machines to. So they went over to Japan where they still could sell games, and they became service games Japan, a service thus the, the nod to making gains for like military installations. Yes. And when they went over to Japan, they're being run by Martin Bromley now in nineteen sixty that company liquidated in split into two divisions going to pronounce this probably very. Poorly, neon Gora Kuba son, which traded under the name domestic Inc for distribution. And then neon Kokai say'so woods traded under the name Sega Inc. Sega issued for service games taking the first two letters of each so they made slot machines, but they also made juke boxes so that, you know, obviously this pre arcade game days and where do we go from there? Well, eventually those two companies recombine now at the same time you've got Rosen enterprises Inc. Also in Japan at the time run by David Rosen who is another army, man. His company started as an art exporting company, taking art from Japan. Exporting it to the US during the Korean war, and then he became an arcade game importer in nineteen sixty one and then he became a producer of electro, mechanical arcade games. So the precursor to video games games that would actually have moving components to though. So a pinball machine is sort of. Of a variant of these games. But you had all sorts of different ones. There's a great arcade. Game museum in San Francisco, where you can actually see some of these electromechanical and you can play them, these electromechanical games. And it is funny to see how human genetic came up with ways to, to convince people to part with their change. I believe it and I would part with a lot of change there. I'm certain now Rosen was very successful at this and in part because he had other engineers helping him from companies like neon gore, coop Assan. And so he started looking for mergers and the one that panned out was with knee, Hungary Basan or Sega. And they merged in nineteen sixty five and I'm gonna call it NJIT from this point, they acquired resin enterprises and Rosa became the CEO, and they renamed the company Sega Enterprises taking the Sega from GB what they were trading on and taking enterprises from Rosen enterprises. And at that point, they're making the electro. Oh. Mechanical arcade games and juke boxes. And they started coming out with their own games in sixty six the first one that really got some traction was a game called periscope. And they even started opening up, essentially arcades. They were called game centers. But I mean like arcades in the sense of like the video arcades made famous in the nineteen eighties. Periscope by the way, was so good that they started importing it to the US. Yes. They're actually ended up being international market for the game. Yeah. And then in nineteen sixty-nine Sega was acquired by Gulf in western who had been largely trading him pinball machines for my understanding. So now Sega has been all machines. So start doing those as well as a pinball enthusiast. I appreciate that symbol games. And Sega was then trading on the US stock market. So they were now not just on jeopardy's markets, but also in the US in fact primarily. In the US by this point. And they had Sega Enterprises Inc, and they essentially shifted their operations to the United States, although they maintained in operating arm in Japan as well. Yeah, it was an L TD after that they started moving into video games. Both in the arcade in at home and seeing the trend. There have been a couple of games that people have attributed to this. The one that is coming to my mind is pong. Yeah, so they saw Paul. And they said, well, this is the way things are going. Let's jump on the train, and they even acquired US gaming company called gremlin in seventy eight to help them expand into that market. So then we kind of skipped over a lot of the the early seventies. But that was more of the same. It's really when you get into mid to late seventies, where the arcade games video games started coming out where this, this story starts to change. They were doing pretty well. That division was doing pretty well. But the overall parent company, it was a different story. Yeah. So Gulf and western hit some trouble. And they sold the us division of Sega midway games in nineteen eighty three at which point Sega became primarily Japanese company ago. So North America was absorbed, into midway Midways, another company will have to bring episode on sometime in the future, a midway famous in the United States for the mortal Kombat series. Yes, midway is no more. So that's another story that has its own break moment, but we'll save that for its own episode and say does have operations in the US again. Yeah. But at that time, they shifted so Roseanne wanted this video game market that they had built. So he and some others bought it back from golfing. Western they buy back the Japanese branch. Right. So the North American branch that's part of midway Rosen goes back to the Japanese side and purchases that one back from the parent company. Yes. And in nineteen eighty three Sega heads. I console the s g one thousand which was I'm. I'm sorry if I found anybody nothing to write home about. They also had a microcomputer come out at that time, which I think, was the s g two thousand or three thousand I cover this for a living, and I don't remember ever reading about the G one thousand ES. Well, they had a really hard time competing with Nintendo, because Nintendo already had market share. And then in nineteen eighty six say came out with their first six cesspool console the Sega master system. But then the Nintendo entertainment system was still pretty much the dominant player in that space. I mean, remember that the Nintendo entertainment system was the system that was able to bring the video game home market back from the crash of eighty three. Well, say realized that they were not necessarily going to get Nintendo's market. So they focused on markets that warrant saturated with Nintendo already places like Brazil in Europe. And they became the second most popular home system in the world kicking Atari out of that spot, which I'm surprised Atari was even in that spot. I'm guessing it's. From lack of competition. Yeah, no because no one else wanted to get into the video game console market after that crash. So Nintendo everyone thought Nintendo was crazy for getting into market just as it had imploded and Nintendo was able to prove that there was still a market there. But no one else had anything ready to compete in that space because they had all either gone on a business or had changed their minds about developing a console. So it was kind of open ground. And so, even though the Sega system wasn't catching on big here in the United States. So a lot of people in the US were completely unfamiliar with it. There was enough demand in other countries for him to be a big success. Well all of that was about to change. Well, at least that not being in high demand in the US because in eighty eight they came out this Sega mega drive, which in the United States is better known as the Segi Genesis. Yeah. And it was not only really popular console but it was also really the I sixteen. Bit console there was, which is probably why it was so popular. It was a dramatic improvement over the eight bit systems like the Nintendo entertainment system that came before it. And it got the jump start on the super Nintendo, which was the another sixteen bit system. Yeah. Along with that system. They implemented a good marketing strategy. They had really good games, which we know is very important for the success of a console. All you need to have a good launch library. Yeah. This is around the time we get altered beast. I watched a long play of that, just the other day. And I forgot how bonkers that game is crazy. Yeah. It's pretty nuts. If you don't know what we're talking about do a YouTube search for altered beasts Sega. And yeah, it's all about transforming into various types of monsters as you make your way through multiple levels really hard really hard game. But this gave Nintendo a fight because up until that time they had nine percent of Mark share by ninety one Sega was doing real well both in the arcades and. And in the home, console arena, the arcades, they're coming out with Rita games, like virtual racing virtual fighter in virtual virtual games. There was virtual tennis. I remember those all under the Sega label. There is virtual virtue of virtuous people now who truly virtuous. That's I can identify with that by that time. Sago is in forty four countries and they came out with sonic, the hedgehog kind of their answer to, to Nintendo's. Mario became like the, the mascot for Sega. Yeah. And it looks like sonic might Alpes. Mario well run really fast you can run really fast just jumps, well, sonic jumps higher. Now Nintendo did gain ground back with SNES when it came out. So Sega did a couple of moves that would spell, the bring for them. One was the Sega thirty two x cartridge. And the other was the Sega CD these were both additions to the Genesis and it was an attempt to boost the Genesis power and to extend the lifespan of the console by giving it additional capabilities beyond the basic system, and essentially, the company had a couple of choices right? They could have gone down that route to try and augment an existing game console or they could have designed the next generation console to have those things built into it natively and launch that they decided to go with the augmenting approach, so more more like a computer where you would buy.
"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..
"sega" Discussed on TechStuff
"That were in development for the peripheral and then sega stop talking about it all mention of 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 roads 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 experienced between performing an action and having something actually happened in a game so an example in the ours that you're wearing the headset and you turn your head to the left and then a half second after you turn your head your view starts to change and there's that lag between what you see what you've done in 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 locale a lot more vaporware to talk about in just a moment but first let's take a quick break to thank our sponsor hi my name's caitlin toronto and my name's jamie loftus and we're the host of the bechtel cast the bechtel cast is our podcast about the portrayal of women in movies each week we invite a guest to talk about one of their favorite movies and we examine how that movie treats its female characters some movies do great most of them do not true so give us a listen we use bad words sorry but hey this conversation past the bechtel tests amazing good for us day back in the nineteen eighties a personal computer debuted that in many ways left competitors like the macintosh various ibm clones in the dust and it was called the amiga it was the brainchild of a designer named jay miner who had worked for atari and designed the chip set for the video computer system also known as the vce s and also known as the atari twenty six hundred minor had advocated for a new machine running on more advanced chipsets but he met with some resistance at atari so he left the company and eventually he landed at another company that had the name hi taurel and that company wanted to make a video game console and so he started work on his idea was video game console that can also act as a personal computer i think that would be more interesting i just will downplay the personal computer stuff to my bosses because they're really gung ho on this whole video game console idea but then in one thousand nine hundred eighty three the video game mark totally crashed the home video game market that's when all the consoles started going out of business there was a glut of terrible terrible games on the market and everything collapsed in on itself so then the owners of high totara were panicking they said could you maybe instead of making a game console could you make a personal computer because i will computers seem like they were immune to this problem they could keep going and minor said well here's the good news that's what i've been doing the whole time i'd been working on creating this personal computer that also could run games and the company also discovered that high toto was a name that another company had over in japan so they decided to rename themselves amiga commodore the company behind the insanely popular commodore sixty four computer would end up acquiring amiga in nineteen eighty four amiga was just on the verge of running out of cash at that moment they had not yet been able to produce a computer and they were in danger of going out of business when commodore came in and then commodore was able to pour some more money into the development of the amiga and the.
"sega" Discussed on Heartland Radio: Presented by The Pat McAfee Show
"Nick similar that sega one point had a sega channel had that literally every sega game that they had ever put out was you just play it from the sega channel really plugged into your cable it was weird but it was there was a time back in the day where sega rule the sports games oh yeah there was so much better you had to game genie that you plugged in like the bottom they get the coats good time sake it was a good time i figured like what is it that now what's do now it's dead i think we we we we at one point and i have no idea what i'm talking to head the dreamcast they're full but that was really end sean no we're talking about he was out like fucking so and sandwiches little sega back in the day of but mainly just some sonic the hedgehog very eighty instagram all seconds super nintendo best gaming system out there yeah super mario world that donkey kong country to quest game of all time alone my game cube was pretty fucking fire ncube cubes sucks blah one of those i'm blog recently said game cube is the most sold game gaming console at yard sales this is moving ever pick them up dog shit smash brothers all right on it but speaking of technology nikki gotta explain this new the iowa's twelfth thing the new out there all right this is kind of cool because it feels like actually listened to people this time when people were bitching about what was wrong with their phones obviously they sped everything up so they claim because everyone was crying the information came out that they were slowing down the older phones the older hardware so they claim that on an iphone six apps or launch and forty percent faster the keyboard comes up fifty percent faster camera open seventy percent faster that would be nice 'cause i'm still on the six.
"sega" Discussed on Rocket
"Ersan in i do give when i win my congressional race i want to do this in contrast like food up my powerpoint slide on a second genesis on the floor those awesome i feel like i've actually remember learning about brazil's laws about video games it my mr remembering that you're not you're not they have sega yes nintendo is not as popular there be because sega there's actually a great thing there's a great article the ernie smith wrote for his tedium newsletter a few years ago about it kind of going into the details but the basic thing is that in brazil there is huge tariffs on anything that's not manufacturing or not not manufacturing brazil so for instance the original the ps four until i think last year was insanely expensive nine dollars nine hundred hours and yeah i mean think usually more than that now that it's manufactured in brazil is less but but it was really expensive but what nintendo didn't want to do because they didn't really like to license stuff sega was willing to do so stay basically was willing to license their name and their hardware and stuff to a company called tech toy and reno sega's big on the licensing their brand down but this was like in the ninety s and so this was before you know this has been saying it was still making hardware and so basically tech tway would manufacturer the devices in brazil and the even made some of their own games and some of the games like most of the people were buying pirated games but they were even making some of their own games like there was still original games coming out for the genesis in well into the two thousand i think the last officially released game was was a version of like their equivalent of who wants to be millionaire they released a sixteen bit version of that for the brazilian market so anyway the whole thing is really interesting i'm gonna find the lincoln give it's useful actually story.
"sega" Discussed on Nintendo Voice Chat
"Yeah i i don't think i wanna make sure they will absolutely make classics available on this witch like there's going to be a way to play in the future they've announced already they're online service you'll get out election every every month and every but that same set up is not likely to exist yeah i'm not sure if if if like our vision or what we wanted for virtual console on switch to be i'm not sure if that's even possible anymore because of the way that other third party publishers started to release their titles on switch but before we get deeper into this conversation i do want to ask the chat which retro classics do you guys wanna see come to switch now that we know that sega is obviously going full force what dreamcast games do you wanna see what classic sega genesis master system games would you wanna see or even just classic games in general from sega scheldt one out by the way you know why sega ages is called sega ages why ages is backwards sega mind blown yeah legitimate see why you get the big bucks but i mean i don't know do you think it's possible that we still get netflix style virtual console like is that even something that nintendo could bring into the pipeline at some point i wouldn't compete against you know all these other classic titles that they've been releasing i mean in my opinion they need something a little bit like what xbox has done with game pass or even now like having a even a renting style because if you look at what you get with playstation plus you don't keep those games sarily like if you're subscription lapse lapse is you don't have that game any more right or for the on demand thing now you're literally subscribing to be able to access that library every month i think that's sort of the modern solution other companies have done that maybe intended us and maybe it is that netflix style i you know.
"sega" Discussed on Nintendo Voice Chat
"Yeah absolutely all right so we're quickly running out of time here but i do we have one more topic to talk about before we start talking about some games and i wanna make sure we do talk about this because i think it's very important it is exciting that sega ages is coming to nintendo's which which was announced earlier this week during sega's press conference in tokyo they nounce that fifteen of their classic titles under the name of sega ages will be making their way over to switch this summer digitally exclusively on the shop on we know of three of those titles so far it's sonic the hedgehog which of course you can't like be sega and not come out with us on a game thunder force four and then the original fantasy star which is like the tutti old school retro one so it's not it's not because of master system yeah exactly so that's that's really exciting i'm really looking forward to hopefully the potential of dreamcast games maybe making their way down to switch but at the same time i'm it has little worried about the future of virtual console what does this mean for virtual console because we have the aca games coming for from the geo like we have a ton of classic games we even have the cayden intendo arcade class yeah we've been selling like every week in the top band collection and so many other things are coming i mean my answer that question is it makes me think not happening at least not any times not in the same setup where you get like content released every week and you download these classics in their special section right.
"sega" Discussed on The Giant Beastcast
"Pedal copter you need overflow inverse sees search for treasures through twelve levels dripping wet caribbean graphics massive reggae beat green dogs kerr's makes every animal on earth including tourists go berserk oh it was weird gains also cuter disc bass the squarely enemies scarf energizing girls hugs and sodas this was bozon for fetes green dogs little month and hill cruel out and help you it's totally outrageous who developed this the nobody made this despond it's amazing no one else knows this game no nobody knows it don't even recognize that boxer yeah i start shredding tobacco i still have it a live it i should bring it in we can we do a thing where i play this game to work oh we use it on the rich ron yeah having genesis games lately my parents my parents house for sure who made green dog published it look at that today sega sega may party sonic team yeah weird sega technical institute yeah oh yes t i is branch off of work cerny made it oh it does look like mark cerny because oh yes berkshire and he gets up you're going to thrash the ps four or marbles it's a really bad answer i don't know if i wanna be a video game character but i always was fond of that dan do you have an answer solid snake obvious one is while we i would also be really good liquid snake okay i think yeah.
"sega" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Sonic the hedgehog well he's legendary right sonic his sonic part of a different video game and then he got his own spin off he was on genesis say good genesis he was a sega genesis sega videogame okay sonic was introduced the first video game inspired balloon to macy's thanksgiving parade so that was the first video game balloon video game inspired balloon was sonic space invaders that's in the in the hall of fame as well should be israel destroyed or two is in the hall of fame you go that's my game that you gave followed by super mario brothers which was dan's game look at that right in a row as his favorite game and dance favorite game tetris that that's the because when we went down the infamous road trip that i went on with my friends in ninety two we went to the east coast and went to a bunch of you know of major league parks and saw games and stuff one of one of our friends got a gameboy from the toy from the you know i think toys r us or something got a gameboy brought it with for the ride and we would switch off playing it and then he brought it back and said it was damaged so we had it for the two weeks during the trip and he brought the game back and that's when i played tetris like because we were on the road for two weeks i played a lot of tetris during tetris is a fun game it's a fun game i played it on the little gameboy thing now and then finally world of warcraft is in the hall of fame ever play world of warcraft in.
"sega" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"All right john timu have you ever played a sonic the hedgehog game i have i don't like them we media and why are you probably get too nervous yelm there and spare there i hit too fat you know it people are unto as they get nervous parts of buddy yeah and nine really are you you feed range than in tunis syria type of being a real big baby which by the way i'm i've been playing this new sauna game on nintendo switch will i still can wrap my head around playing assan a game on intend nintendo bought sega now sega sega just stopped making hardware and then enough let the god damned attitude tub nope sega about megan i apologise him that was not intended to be attitude towards you that was more in exasperation with a workout first sobbing a make hardware because i loved sega's hardware near you and the rest us the scumbags should ever regan march about it beds ports i anyway uh the is they they stopped making hardware and we're like we're just gonna be a software company now this game company so we're gonna start making games for like all systems you buy the sauna game on nintendo sony microsoft the three the big three the big three big three and personal computer wow pc yeah so the computer you dear spreadsheets on my is they can play cya that jog now mood don't tell my birth while luckily i don't have to call your boss to speak with you at work so i went in that scenario tom where like headset calling each other up at work why would they have to state their intention for the call lake they want to give a bosses sick evolves useful ball both subtle got a towel on light you know like all guys you again what's this about here why when the bus just be like it's always it's always this guy i'm gonna let.
"sega" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"You didn't understand is okay and they don't care about understanding it now obviously my point is if you're going to bring some of the go ahead bring your genesis game over the masters this could you get ghost house ladies and gentlemen the any us where is my sega classic mini i'm gonna have to play ghost house on a god damai foam because you people with your of sega forever's you're saying it to kinds cartridges it had it had the you'll cards and then and also the cartridges course that's what the master system had his great you wanna keep going on about sega another master system hit ghostbusters wishes are in arguably the best version of ghostbusters as one that up every knows that there there you keep talking talking about your time we intend to salvage and only about it no one challenged them 'to an oral miss how dare you how dare you but other people do nobody cares i mean if somebody put out a a mini second genesis classic with like title game like they did that if he can bite bed beth beyond that's my honour to the credit of what nintendo did is when they talked about the any us classic last year before it came out before we knew i remember on shows multiple multiple me call and maybe even tim talking about this would be always be an impulse purges you'd see walgreens and we said that because we've seen so many knock off.