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Fresh update on "sony" discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"Anyways. As great as it could have been. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper with ABC is Robin Roberts. Come on news time. 10 20 time to check your propel insurance business Update with a look atyour money now Shares of Microsoft or soaring after the software giant confirmed its and talks to acquire popular social video app. Tic Tac's U. S operations. President Trump wants to ban the China owned up in the US if it's not sold to an American company by September 15th and says He told Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that the U. S. Should get a cut of the deal. The Federal Aviation Administration is detailed a wide ranging list of changes to Boeing's ill fated 7 37 max planes before they can fly again. Commercially. Proposed changes include updating flight control software, revising crew procedures and re wrapping internal wiring. People passing the pandemic. Playing video games gave Sony a big payday. It's April June, profit jumped 53% 70 expects movies are going to be hit for two or three years more due to delays and film projects and capacity limits to theaters. That's your money now, Ross. Okay, come on. In all three indices now in positive territory. Barely. The Dow is way up 143rd But the NASDAQ is now up 5.5 points. The S and P 500 also up five and 1/4 points and to look at your propellant. Sure, it's business update Coming. Whose time? 10 21. Here in the Northwest world, asking the same questions. When will it end? What do we.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer Is Free-To-Play, Supports 120 Fps
"Stop Confirms Kahlo. Blair is going to play. This is Tom War and the verge. Fitness will be free to play in support up to one hundred and twenty frames per second Marcus, Marsov has announced the news comes after leak from Smith's toys superstores, which briefly posted posted details about halo, infinite multiplayer on a promotional page this week before quickly removing them once the Internet discovered the references. The legendary hero returns with the most expensive masters chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free to play multiplayer experience relisting enjoy up two hundred and twenty F- ps in greatly reduced low times creating seamless game play with xbox series X. Co Brill, an Xbox leaker that accurately released accurately revealed previous Halo Limited details backed up the claims that the most Blair mode will be free to play. The leaker also claims the arena mode will aim for one hundred and twenty. which is also confirmed, and that multiplayer Halo Infinite will include a battle passes them and new customization options which the company has not confirmed. Tim. Halo, Fan number one of kind of funny. What is your take on this? This is fantastic. This is honestly unbelievable in many ways. I think this is a sign of things to come I. in in terms of transparency this goes back to where Tom on earlier with the Sony side of things. The these rumors and leaks come out Microsoft straight comes out at what four thirty PM on a Friday and it's just like, Hey, it's true. Let's just announced this. Let's get. This is good news. Let's let the people start talking about this and getting hype about it. Hundred frames per second on a console like way earlier than I expected to to start seeing those. Numbers thrown around especially for a flagship like Halo and I know that there's a lot of like jokes to be made about the how he'll looks or whatever. But when it allows things like this, that are going to enhance the gameplay of what makes him multiplayer special I. think that's totally worth the concessions and on top of that their commitment to this. Hundred. Twenty for second I think is assigned to me the more tech minded person compared to a lot of people are kind of funny that I'm very very, even more. So excited about Nexgen now where I wasn't expecting to start really seeing these numbers for three or four years granted, the TV's that the mainstream has right now are not able to do this. Even. My Amazing L.. G. O. That I have isn't compatible with HD my point one and it wasn't until two years ago is model that they started having one port to do that. That's going to start becoming a bit more normalized over time. Especially, if these councils are are touting this and pushing this as a feature that's necessary, it's going to push the. TV. Creators to to push as fast as possible for that to get that marketing space and best buy you know But this is great news for Gamers especially for people whether they play on. A Computer Monitor or on TV like this is awesome. Yeah. The greater play. That's the best thing ever. Yeah. That's the biggest thing and honestly I am I'm shocked. That they're going this route but I think it is the best route to go. Mainly, because I think this would have been such a great seller for xbox game past Halo multiplayer like I. Think I think so many are expecting that like Oh yeah. That's going to be the killer APP for xbox Game Pass. So the fact that this is going to be free to play experience like you still have the Halo Campaign, which you can get through Xbox game passed and that's of course going to sell so many people on that service but still man multiplayer that's a big thing and honestly I think This is going to be so good for Halo. especially, like in comparison game pass like of course, that might that might not give impasse the bolstering that in east, but for Halo that is going to increase the player base. So dynamically, that is going to turn that into a platform going to allow that thing to live for a while right and of course, it's Halos who's going to live anyway. But free play takes up a whole other level So like this is this is crazy news, but I'm all about it like I'm I like big moves like this. A me too, and I think that this is definitely assigned to calm. There's been so many where the smoke their fire type rumors about xbox live going away as a paid service, and with this, it's like if you're making halo. Free to play. Like. That is such esteem that is such. A flagship on he'll is a flagship title for for Xbox in so many different ways it's a flagship for selling the series. X, it's a flagship for game pass. It's a flagship for what a Microsoft single player experience looks like with the campaign and it most definitely is a flagship for multiplayer and for selling xbox live. Everything they're saying here is them being like Yell Halo is something that is just the foundation that people just get and then you grow from there and hope that people come in and want to stay in that ecosystem I is extremely exciting. I think that it's GonNa pay off for them the talk about a battle pass or whatever that makes sense that's an a a source of revenue come, and if they're offering good content there than the great and. The on in the battle pass include with game pass would be a good idea to help push the game strategy exemption I expect that. Imagine that right where it's like, Oh, anyone can play. But if you get gained, ask you also get all the the battle past. Plus this library of games, and it's like that all Microsoft's trying to get people in if they're getting them in different doors to the same thing, that's what matters most
Fresh update on "sony" discussed on WBBM Late Morning News
"The city's emergency travel order requiring people to self quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Chicago. City says several other states are on Chicago's watch list for the emergency travel order. The Navy says it's investigating a pair of videos that show a demonstration of military dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey as a prop. Videos are from a 2019 fundraiser at the National Navy Seal Museum in Florida. President Trump has signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. And the Japanese electronics giant Sony is reporting a 53% jump in profits during the last quarter. The company's video game and other online businesses thrive with people staying home during the Corona virus pandemic. W BDM News Time. 11 46 went searching for Chicago Land's best dental specialists search major dental clinics. Now with sports. Here's Josh lists pleasure to be with you again, a step back for the Blackhawks, talking about how they claim they're best of five series opener Saturday, but By the end of last night's game. It went bad going from a game tying goal, making it 33 2nd period quickly, allowing three straight Oiler scores and losing the contest. 63 Jeremy Colin, it gets goals from Kane, Slater Cuckoo and OLLI Maatta, tying the game up again. Middle period of Corey Crawford Springs. A leak gives up those three straight Edmonton goal. Siri's tied 11 with the Big Game three Hawks Oilers coming late tomorrow night. White socks with a fist straight win in Milwaukee. Go for six at the Brewers tonight. Lucas Giolito on the mound. ST. Louis CARDINALS Seattle Molina announces he does have covert 19 tested positive. One of a handful of cardinals dealing with their outbreak. This weekend's Cubs Cardinals. Siri's in ST Louis remains on the schedule of the White Sox Field of Dreams game with Cardinals later this month in Iowa is cancelled. Kris Bryant homers for the first time this year to backup Alec Mills and two relievers in a shut out of the Royals to.
PlayStation Announces State of Play to Return This Thursday, August 6
"Sharing a state of play presentation. Later, this week that will feature playstation four and playstation VR game updates. Sony shared some details this morning about an upcoming state of play presentation planned for later this week it is happening Thursday August sixth at one PM Pacific Time Four PM eastern time and Sony is being careful about setting expectations for the show along with details of when it would be happening Sony wrote in a tweet that the presentation will focus on upcoming ps four and PS VR games it will have A. FEW QUICK CHECK INS on third party and INDIE Games from June's PS five showcase, and perhaps most importantly, there will be no big playstation five announcements. There were some additional details in the state of plays. Announcement blog were Sony, interactive entertainment content communications director said human wrote it's been a while but state of play returns this Thursday with a focus on third party published games coming to PS four in PSBR, we'll have a few PS five game updates on third party and indie titles. You last saw in June's PS five showcase. The episode is weighing in at forty plus minutes. We've got a great lineup in store featuring plenty of new gameplay footage and other game updates can't wait to hear what you think and just to be super clear there will be no playstation studios updates in Thursday's episode there won't be any updates around hardware business preorder or dates, either on Thursday, our focus is squarely on showcasing some cool upcoming Games coming to the broader playstation ecosystem should be fun console transitions like this are always so strange, I'm curious if this will feel. Like Sony, sort of being like, I, know we have the playstation five coming but please we'd love it. If you'd consider buying these last few playstation, four games, the phrasing makes it sound like it won't be completely without playstation five news. But I'm guessing it is going to be a lot of announcements that certain Indie Games planned for release on playstation four will also be coming to playstation five. You know and stuff like that
Fresh update on "sony" discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
"MoneyWatch Report. Video games have a lot to do with that this morning. How Jason, they certainly do stand video game companies proving that they have been built for the pandemic. Take two interactive delivered record revenues for the recent quarter on more than 50% gain from a year earlier. New York City firm is being led by Grand Theft Auto n BA to Kay and Red Dead Redemption In a rare move this earning season, take two is raising its full Your guidance with expected videogame demanded Serge even higher when Microsoft and Sony launched their next Gen consuls during the holiday season shares and take two moving higher by 3%. That's helping out E a. That stock is up by 1% stock market Overall, though, is fairly flat and mixed. This morning, the Dow dropping by 33 points, NASDAQ moving higher by five points. The S A P Down by two points. Shares in Microsoft coming back to Earth after a big game yesterday on its interest in buying Chinese firm TIC TAC, Microsoft stock down by 1.5% after a more than 5% game, Tesla off to a good start this morning, it's stock heading higher by 2% of the money. Watch Jason Brooks KCBS not having identity theft protection.
Marvel's Avengers: Retailer Says Spider-Man PS4 Exclusive Listing Not Correct
"Spiderman may be exclusive to the playstation version of Marvel's avengers a since removed product blurb on the retail website based dot listing for the upcoming Marvel's avengers game noted that Spiderman would be exclusive to the playstation four version of the game and by extension the playstation five version when that releases. Andy Robinson reported on the detail for Video Games, Chronicle Dot, com, and wrote it's not clear if the marketing blurb was supplied by publisher square, inex- However the company has previously confirmed has a global marketing deal with playstation and that there would be surprises for playstation players. That story is linked in the show notes and would be undeniably pretty big surprise for playstation players. It would make sense to considering Sony's part ownership relationship with. The character Spiderman has been a weirdly important element of Sony's business for some time. Sony makes money off all Spiderman Marvel movies and the playstation three pretty much wholesale news these Spiderman Font established by these Sam Raimi's spider man films for its logo, and then of course, there is the INSOMNIAC developed Spiderman game that Sony published which performed so well that it led Sony to finally put a ring on insomniacs finger and purchased the studio.
Fresh update on "sony" discussed on WBZ Morning News
"How we looking at the opening bell, Dave. Well, Jeff, a lot of red, Unfortunately, not doing so well, not horrible, but not down. Too bad if we look Att Dow down about 50 points as we get going s and P down about 11. NASDAQ down about 30 for, I guess the only thing that it's up right now is gold. So What it is right now, let's look at the fact that we're gonna have probably another $2 trillion for the second half of the years. We fight the pandemic, So we'll be talking about that, as we have been in the last two months, also the smallest daily rise in cases in weeks, so that's actually a positive so hopefully that'll give us a little bit of optimism today. And also we got the monthly housing data and the June Reed was a 4.9%. That's the largest gain in seven years. And you got to remember this is at a time when we've got a tight supply labor materials in a recession, So something's working. Okay for them. Also, we're going to talk about the small business today about the rescue plan in the bipartisan toe program for about 300 million for small business, so we'll see what happens there. On a stock front. We've got some deals talking Google deal in the home security business there, plug it in about $450 million for 6.6% stake. Also, we've got some talk about the president Looks like he wants a piece of a deal. Microsoft and Tick talk. We're looking about getting together and putting things together. Now that's a slippery slope needed to say with, you know China tensions, but we'll see what happens there. I don't think we're going to see a lot, but Something interesting. I haven't seen in a long time, if ever. Also Ralph Lauren revenue is a big mis there with the tough retail market. Sony very good as we're playing home in game and unfortunately horrible loss, BP the loss of $17.7 billion. Let's say we can kind of put this up a little bit. All right, Dave Caruso, thank you and happening, right.
Video Invades Photography
"In. The last couple of weeks there have been several significant camera announcements and they have me scratching my head. Canon introduced the new are five and are six and the big feature in both of those cameras is improved ability to do video, and shortly on the heels of the are five in the are six came the announcement of the. Sony. A seven s three, which is again, very heavily oriented toward video production. In fact, the last update for my Panasonic Jeanine was mainly about some video features and same thing with g h five improving video features that camera g h five is basically sold as a video camera. And the reason all of this has me scratching my head. Is because. I don't know how many photographers are that interested in video evidently must be a lot. But maybe because I'm so photography centric both with my own work and with Lens Work, the idea that my camera shoots video is. Basically. Unimportant to me if my camera had no video capabilities I, don't think I'd care. But. There's no question. There is pressure I. Guess that's the way I perceive it. Anyway, there is pressure being put on still photographers to embrace video for reasons that I guess I don't understand I was never in my youth tempted to pick up an old bolic's sixteen millimeter movie camera and try to make movies. When VCR's came out and we suddenly had cameras that could record on videotape I was never tempted to try to use. Of VHS camera to make artwork video something I, enjoy I watch television I watch movies, we all do I suppose but I was never motivated to WanNa make. Videos and partly I think because there's so many differences between video and still photography. That this intersection between equipment so that you can have a hybrid camera. Seems to me to be putting legs on a snake. It's not of any interest to those of us who are still photographers unless you're seduced into being interested in it, but it's a completely different thing for example. The most obvious difference between video and photography is that video is time based. You consume video by abandoning yourself to it's time orientation, and if a video is five minutes or ten minutes or three hours long. It takes you that long to see it. Photography is not photography. I explain. I'm going to use photography as meaning still photography. So I have to say still photography every diamond the rest of the podcast i. hope that's okay. Photography to me is not in the least time based, you can spend ten seconds looking at a photograph. You can spend ten minutes looking at a photograph. The viewer is in control of the time they are not in control of the time in a video. Okay. Yes. You can probably rewind video if you WANNA watch a certain passage of it over again but the presentation of the ideas and the visuals is completely out of our control is a viewer that makes these two media as different as different can be. Video has jump cuts were you go from one visual to the next visual and oftentimes they will do that. For example, in a conversation with the audio track not jump cutting just the video track jump cuts, but the audio is continuous. and. So there's a certain herky-jerky nece to video that can be problematic. It's not comfortable from a visual point of view. If you really want to look at the visual, it gets taken away from you at the next jump cut and it seems to me like the jump cuts are happening faster and faster and faster in the last ten or twenty years. Conversely. Photography offers us the possibility of lingering as long as we want, and we're in control of when we go to the next image whether that's in a book or a gallery presentation again as different as different can be. Next. Video does not translate to my favorite photographic medium, which is books. Photography does. Okay video can be translated to a laptop or to an ipad or something like that. But it's not the same as a book when I sit down with the book for example, I know exactly how much there is just by looking at how thick the book is with video I have no idea unless they tell me how long it is. So it's a variable commitment on my part that I'm basically jumping into and I don't know how long this is going to take unless I specifically look it up. And also with the book. I can have text I can read things or not read things there can be. Passages that have. Only with no images so that it gives me a different and unique experience where I can sort of recall images in my mind's eye while I'm reading the text, which you basically can't do when you're watching a movie. You can't recall a different image than you're seeing on the screen unless you I suppose you could close your eyes but no one does that. So. If photography has a destination of book and video does not where do you view video while you're going to view it in a movie theater you're going to view it on television you're going to view it on a computer screen. Photography. Can Be displayed on a computer screen but I don't ever recall seeing a photographic exhibition in a movie theater at her or really do I recall seeing one broadcast on television You could put a slide show I, suppose on you television, but even that's not exactly the same thing but. Sort of I mean there's a little bit of cross fertilization there. But although we can put. Still photographs on a TV screen, we can't put a video in
Fresh update on "sony" discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Shares of Snap, which owns Snapchat were lower on the threat that a Microsoft owned TIC Tac app would take away some advertising. Airlines and their unions are pushing for billions more in federal aid to save airline jobs. As tens of thousands of cuts loom on today's watchlist earnings from a biggie Disney plus Sony in Activision Blizzard and a 23 after their CNBC's Jessica Edinger president Trump has fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority criticizing the federal owned Corporation for Hiring foreign workers. Correspondent Bill Michaels has that President Trump said Monday. He was formerly removing chairman Skip Thompson and another member of the board and threatened to remove other board members. If they keep hiring foreign labor. The president signed an executive order in response to the TV is hiring of the foreign workers were finalizing a tch one be regulation so that no American workers replaced ever again. H one b should be used for top highly paid talent to create American jobs, not as inexpensive labor program to destroy American jobs. The TV is a federally owned corporation created 1933 to provide flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer, manufacturing and economic development to the Tennessee Valley. Bill Michaels, Washington. It's not 24. After what to telemarketers, Oreos.
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.
Animal Crossing adds bad luck and Valve's Gabe Newell prefers Xbox Series X
"Animal Crossing New Horizons Ads lucked into the game which may have larger implications regarding its future valve boss Gabe. Newell says, he prefers xbox series and X. playstation five but doesn't really explain why and CD project red warns against clicking links in emails about a cyberpunk twenty, seventy, seven, begum. Animal Crossing has been updated to include bad luck animal crossing received a second summer update recently after adding swimming a little while ago. But this one will make you fall over in drop balloons more, which is weird and further proof that maybe animal crossing isn't for me specifically but I suppose I, could see why adding that random to the game would be. Fun. Basically. As you're running around the island, sometimes you might trip and fall, and if you're holding a balloon, a newly added item, you will drop it. It will fly into the sky. You will also apparently be able to now create a King Tut mask if you find some gold but if you wear the mask, it will make you trip more. The implication there is that luck and specifically bad luck may have been introduced to the game, which is something that has been an animal crossing games in the past Patricia Hernandez reported on the update for Polygon and explained how this mechanic was implemented previously writing on a good luck day everything is amazing. You'll get more money from rocks. It'll be easier to befriend villagers and you'll have a better time avoiding bees because they'll. Move more. Slowly, the world's your choice. Ter- on bad luck days. It's the complete opposite you'll find fewer resources it'll be harder to raise friendship levels the money rock will become stingy and just to pour salt on the wound you'll trip and fall on your face wearing the King Tut mask will immediately lower your luck which is why you'll trip way more often it's probably an Easter egg hinting at the masks cursed nature The full story complete with some embedded video showing the tripping mechanic and action is linked to the show notes. This is such a strange, but this is kind of where animal crossing tends to shine weird little additions that make the overall experience more interesting, and in this case, a little unpredictable. Valve's Gabe Newell says he prefers the xbox series x when it comes to next Gen hardware. This is a quick story because. Honestly, there isn't a lot to report on here but Gabe Newell Generator of Countless memes and the boss over at valve appeared recently on a New Zealand talk show called the project and he was asked which next generation platform he preferred and he said without much hesitation the xbox series X. C. Nets Daniel von Boom reported on Newell's preference and wrote in their story appearing on New Zealand talk show the project Newell was asked by a host which console would be better the xbox. He said emphatically to a year from an audience member when pressed on whether his preference stems from his years. Working at Microsoft, he added I don't have a stake in that race we do most of our development on personal computers but the two I would definitely go with an xbox that story is linked in the show notes. But that's all knew really had to say in the past he has been outspoken about not being a particular fan of playstation not in a vitriolic way or anything, but it just mostly because it was difficult to develop for playstation three for example, in Valve Games do just fine with their PC releases but valve and Sony did for some steam applications on the playstation three not. Came from it but for a time, there was some compatibility between certain steam games like portal to Andy playstation three version of portal two, but it sounds like. Relationship was there has just not sustained. There are plenty of suctions that can be made here. Of course, maybe Newell and Valve are just million with the xbox series XS development tools since they do all stem from pc architecture, maybe newell doesn't like how Sonya's investing in unreal and how epic is using the playstation five to showcase. The next unreal engine epic and Unreal Do Represent Valve and steams biggest competitor in the digital PC. Game storefront battle may be newell just pates Ratchet and clank. It's all currently unclear. But if you're a valve fan and want to see more valve games on consoles, it sounds like xbox series x might be your better bet. Here's what released today liberated is out today on it's a puzzle platformer game that takes place inside a comic book. I actually gave it a full proper review on the June fifth episode of the Gaming Ride Home podcast. It has some cool ideas, but ultimately, kind of came up short for me when I played the switch version, some of my complaints were related to technical hiccups though. So maybe the PC version will be a little smoother
'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune' to Resume Production With New Safety Guidelines
"Wheel of fortune are getting back into production with some changes. Election Cos. Sony Pictures Television announced the show's return in Los Angeles with jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who just turned 80 and of course, has been battling pancreatic cancer. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak was No. 73 returns with Vanna White. The jeopardy stage has been slightly redesigned to allow for more space between the three contestant podiums. The contestants will also be at a safe distance from Alex Trebek on Wheel of Fortune Noticeable changes to the Fame spinning wheel. It's been redesigned to allow more space between the contestants Standby,
Kanye West Files To Appear On New Jersey Presidential Ballot
"And presidential candidate Kanye West trying to get on the ballot in New Jersey, Kanye West is submitting paperwork to appear as a presidential candidate on the New Jersey ballot. In November. The rap star married to Kim Kardashian west, reportedly at just over 30 100 signatures, with only 800 required for an independent candidate in New Jersey. The signatures will be authenticated to see if he is eligible before the November 3rd election West, who has been a vocal supporter of President Trump announced his plans to run for president back on July 4th that is correspondent Jennifer Pull. Sony
"sony" Discussed on The Digital Story
"This is digital story podcast number, seven, forty, nine July, twenty, eighth, two, thousand and twenty today's theme is. Resting on your laurels can hurt you. AP Switches to Sony. I'm Derek Story. Prior to the murless revolution, cannon had the camera industry pinned to the Mat. I remember attending an invite only precedent at. Back in the day and marveling at their confidence and swagger, and for good reason, they were dominant. But soon after serious tiger FY began to evolve away from the DS or and cannon was slow to innovate. In just last week, the Associated Press announced they were switching to Sony for all their photography and video work. That's Today's top story on the TV S. photography podcast. Change has been in the air for quite some time and I. Just you know you think back on things you know little stories that you read here things that you hear there and pretty soon they start to add up to something. Big and something big has definitely happened with the Associated Press deciding to switch from cannon which they were using primarily of for their work to Sony for everything for photography and video the whole Enchilada. Now those little things I was talking about four example. I remember reading a story a few months ago. About <hes>, it was a hearing the government hearing and DSL. Ours were deemed too noisy to shoot during the proceedings, so the DSL are photographers were asked to do not shoot except at specific times, so they were basically controlled when they could take a picture. On the other hand, the murless shooter. Room time and it was a Sony shooter ironically. was able to shoot at will, because he was able to set his camera so that it made no noise whatsoever and I. Remember Thinking about that story at the time, I'm going. Wow, look out for this right. If you're in the world of journalism, look out for this and sure enough <hes>. Not that long after we get this big announcement now many of us. US Are Mere Lewis shooters. We can imagine the benefits of these cameras over DSL. Lars during the daily grind of reporting I mean don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out. murless cameras are lighter. They're more agile and they are definitely quieter as I just talked about so if you had to carry a bank all day every day, would you choose? Realistically, what would you choose? At the same time while you know, we're sort of figuring out that we value our backs in our shelters and our necks, Sony continued to add necessary pieces to complete the professional photographer puzzle. They launched their professional service which by the way associated. Press has expressed great confidence in Sony's ability to deliver professional services onsite during major events, so they launched that and they got it going in. They did it well enough to get the. The confidence of the Associated Press they put long white aperture telephoto lenses in the roadmap, and they carefully integrated stills and video into the same camera system, and this becomes really one of the important aspects of a peace decision to make the switch and I have some quotes for you coming up here in just a minute about a week ago, <hes> they officially announced a AP did that. They're switching to the Sony Alpha system. The quote with hundreds of staff photographers and videographers around the world and thousands of freelancers who contribute the is a massive entrusted source that covers both the expectant and unexpected, and they're going to do that with Sony cameras so when I have here I, did some research about the discussion <hes> you know basically most of the quotes are from a director of photography, also the deputy managing editor, so David is the director of Photography and Darryl is the deputy managing editor and from two different places. We're going to start out with some comments that were captured by the director of photography. On an article in DP. Review DP review, and I have the link to that article in the show notes. The articles titled were confident that they can deliver. We talk with a piece director of photography about the switch to Sony the link is in the show notes there. Here's a few of the. Comment on them and again. This is the director of photography. We like the idea of having the color quality in the image quality, being close to the same between stills and video equipment, so if a still soccer for help out a video colleague with a little filming or B roll. It would fit in the at it in. If we were to pull a grab frame from a four K. video camera, it would have the same basic feel as a photograph from stills camera.
AP Switches to Sony
"This is digital story podcast number, seven, forty, nine July, twenty, eighth, two, thousand and twenty today's theme is. Resting on your laurels can hurt you. AP Switches to Sony. I'm Derek Story. Prior to the murless revolution, cannon had the camera industry pinned to the Mat. I remember attending an invite only precedent at. Back in the day and marveling at their confidence and swagger, and for good reason, they were dominant. But soon after serious tiger FY began to evolve away from the DS or and cannon was slow to innovate. In just last week, the Associated Press announced they were switching to Sony for all their photography and video work. That's Today's top story on the TV S. photography podcast. Change has been in the air for quite some time and I. Just you know you think back on things you know little stories that you read here things that you hear there and pretty soon they start to add up to something. Big and something big has definitely happened with the Associated Press deciding to switch from cannon which they were using primarily of for their work to Sony for everything for photography and video the whole Enchilada. Now those little things I was talking about four example. I remember reading a story a few months ago. About it was a hearing the government hearing and DSL. Ours were deemed too noisy to shoot during the proceedings, so the DSL are photographers were asked to do not shoot except at specific times, so they were basically controlled when they could take a picture. On the other hand, the murless shooter. Room time and it was a Sony shooter ironically. was able to shoot at will, because he was able to set his camera so that it made no noise whatsoever and I. Remember Thinking about that story at the time, I'm going. Wow, look out for this right. If you're in the world of journalism, look out for this and sure enough Not that long after we get this big announcement now many of us. US Are Mere Lewis shooters. We can imagine the benefits of these cameras over DSL. Lars during the daily grind of reporting I mean don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out. murless cameras are lighter. They're more agile and they are definitely quieter as I just talked about so if you had to carry a bank all day every day, would you choose? Realistically, what would you choose? At the same time while you know, we're sort of figuring out that we value our backs in our shelters and our necks, Sony continued to add necessary pieces to complete the professional photographer puzzle. They launched their professional service which by the way associated. Press has expressed great confidence in Sony's ability to deliver professional services onsite during major events, so they launched that and they got it going in. They did it well enough to get the. The confidence of the Associated Press they put long white aperture telephoto lenses in the roadmap, and they carefully integrated stills and video into the same camera system, and this becomes really one of the important aspects of a peace decision to make the switch and I have some quotes for you coming up here in just a minute about a week ago, they officially announced a AP did that. They're switching to the Sony Alpha system. The quote with hundreds of staff photographers and videographers around the world and thousands of freelancers who contribute the is a massive entrusted source that covers both the expectant and unexpected, and they're going to do that with Sony cameras so when I have here I, did some research about the discussion you know basically most of the quotes are from a director of photography, also the deputy managing editor, so David is the director of Photography and Darryl is the deputy managing editor and from two different places. We're going to start out with some comments that were captured by the director of photography. On an article in DP. Review DP review, and I have the link to that article in the show notes. The articles titled were confident that they can deliver. We talk with a piece director of photography about the switch to Sony the link is in the show notes there. Here's a few of the. Comment on them and again. This is the director of photography. We like the idea of having the color quality in the image quality, being close to the same between stills and video equipment, so if a still soccer for help out a video colleague with a little filming or B roll. It would fit in the at it in. If we were to pull a grab frame from a four K. video camera, it would have the same basic feel as a photograph from stills camera.
Devolver Digital’s Fall Guys Is One of PS Plus’ Free Games in August
"Frankfurter writes in the Patriot Dot, com kind kinda funny games like you can't and says good morning blessing in Tim Fall. Guys was in Beta test this past weekend, and it seemed like it was an absolute smash hit. Hit, even bigger news. It's going to be free. It's GONNA be a free game with PS plus for August. It seems like this is the first time in a long time. A Sony has pushed a brand new game two, plus rather than letting it hit the marketplace. Do you think this is testing the waters to what xbox has been doing with day? One releases on game pass, or are they just giving us a new game late in the generation to keep us hooked into their ecosystem, thanks. Thanks for we do Frankfurter. I don't know what that means. For what you do, raise what he meant. But I don't know he making a Typo into thanks for. Either way we appreciate it. Mr Frank I appreciate. I do think that it is is the last thing they're. They're just giving us a new gameplay to keep us in the ecosystem combined with I imagine, it's on the fog. Is Deb side of or pub side of them? Wanting this to be played by as many people as possible. We've seen so many different games get massive legs in success because they were put free to play or not free to play in the case of this, but you know what I'm talking about like yeah, heavily discounted, or they're more accessible than it would be to a larger group of Gamers, and that kind of gives it that groundswell especially for a game. That's GONNA. Be As heavily streamed asphalt guys is. I think that there's a potential especially this late in the generation all that and the fact that it is on PC. As well that this game could be huge in a way that like even gang beast wasn't like. ABC's was like such a youtuber moment in time, but I think that. Moment of time still going to be fair, but I think that fall guys kind of having a launch that it's about to have I expect really big. Thanks for this game. Yeah. This is one of those situations where everybody wins right like you get a cool new game for PS, plus like one of the more exciting games you've got for PS plus over this last year Fog is going to get a huge player base which is big for game. That is sixty players in in each match. Right like you. You want this game to his players as possible and it's and it's a console exclusive to playstation, and so like you really want ways to have that play base be big and this. This is one of the main ways that they can do that. You know on top of the fact that this is GonNa be a game as heavily stream. Stream there's GonNa be a game that is going to be a content driver so yeah I think that's big, and then also this is going to sell ps, plus for a lot of people for that same reason right is this game is heavily streamed. If people are watching youtube, videos or people are people are playing this game and having a blast, and you see that Oh. Wait this games free on PS plus I'm GonNa. Have my mom give ps plus or I'm going to get. Because like has pluses like however money made dollars a year, or if you want to get it for way cheaper for a month, right like boom, that's a gateway drug that gets you part of that ecosystem working. It's working at both ways for both parties in ways that are going to lift this thing to success and yeah. I think this has potential to be the next rookie league in that sense like I played some of the. The Beta over the weekend, and it is an absolute blast. One thing about it is I. Don't know like for me as a singular player. I don't know how much I don't know how how long I'm GONNA. Play this game like Rocky League I. Think had replay ability and I think that's the thing that works so well for that game. Is that like there's something about rock league? That makes you just want to play that game forever. Rotate, there's a competitive more like the one on one aspect or whatever it is, but it is very. It's more sports like whereas fog is is a bit more just pure fun. Yeah like. Party yeah, it is it is? It is a party game I think with that I. Don't know how how much legs it has like months and years down the line like I don't think he's going to have the Rocky League tail, but I think in the moment. This game is GonNa blow up so large because it is fun I. Get Very Fun
Canon to SonyHow bout That?!!! and more
"Wow can just wow. If there was no doubt that Canon saw the writing on the wall, writing in Sony's handwriting. By the way, the unveiling of the company's new are five and our full frame, airless bodies leaves no doubt and if you're Nikon, you gotta be feeling a little bit woozy by the bus. Just hit you and a bunch of other darn metaphors, because cannon is not only on the board there on the board in a big way. I told you there'd be more metaphors. Metaphors and there was endless metaphors to describe the bomb draft Donnas, by cannon accompany, that clearly wants Sony to know that they're not gonNA. Make it easy on them. If you're a cannon user who's been thinking about jumping ship to Sony Ding, there's another metaphor right there. TAP The breaks hard ding another, because you now have little reason to look elsewhere. The New Canon Eos are five and six have just confirmed companies relevancy in full frame mirror less of that. There is no question now. Now none if anyone tells you otherwise, they just don't know what they're talking about. My friends. Canon has stepped up to the plate Ding and deliver the goods big time another one. Let's just say Ding so much so that if I were looking for a full frame system, which I'm not, I think I'd have to give the nod to cannon over Sony. That's how big of a deal these new bodies are I. Know I can hardly believe I'm saying it myself cannon, you've impressed me. Me Now before we get into the specs of these wonderful bodies, if you're still a DS, lar- user and you're looking for something that not only looks and feels like ds lar- especially of the Canon variety, but is a true replacement of your DSL are the new Canon Eos are five. Is that body don it just is and the egos are six is the lesser extent, but we'll get to that in a minute here if you currently shoot a cannon five. D Mark Four. Five that you're looking for this, is it the five for all intents and purposes is a meritless five d five, so whereas the actual mark, five DSL are kind, I believe it still might becoming, even though we've heard rumors recently that the mark four is the end of the line, but we'll see I give that about a fifty fifty chance, and if that five d mark five is coming, and then it's GonNa be a while you know. Cannon clearly wants entice you over into their merely system right now besides if we do. Do, see a five d mark five. I think that right? There would be the end of the line. No doubt about it again. murless sales are up DS lar- sales are down, and that's just not ever changing just like film. Cameras died out when we went digital. Now under the hood of the does are five is a brand spanking. New Cannon made forty five megapixel sensor powered by the incredible digit, ten processor from the one deacs mark three, and while we'll get to the stills in a second. This powerhouse Combo allows the. To capture eight K. raw video internally up to thirty P. and yes, that takes a lot of processing power and a lot of processing power equals a lot of heat, and we've heard some rumors about overheating. These things get taken care of so i. don't think it's really that much of a cause for concern so when all is good on that front. You're talking eight K. video at thirty P. ten bit for two to four K. up to one twenty p. that's what most people probably gonNA. Shoot and you think about it that is. Is just astounding. Right there. It'll be a good long time though before anybody's routinely using this body to shoot Aka because remember just because you can doesn't mean you should, and that applies to Aka video unless you have clients that want Aka or you just absolutely have to have something that is future-proof up to eight K.. You're just not gonNA shoot it.
How does your computer know how old you are?
"Okay, so have you ever wondered? Why does your computer know how old you are? What demographic you're in Patrick Jackson from disconnect knows the answer Patrick. Tell everybody how they know. Okay, so it's two parts so The first part is these data. Companies are collecting they're collecting information about the sites that you visit, and they know based on you know this demographic typically will visit these types of websites, and and so they'll loosely be able to tag your age based on the your web activity, but the more certain way is when you when you're. Let's say you're checking out on a website website. Let's say Sony Dot Com and after you purchase something the it says. says. There's an email box maybe with your birthday and it says you know. Do you WANNA get promotions and we'll even send you a coupon on your birthday, and you click. Yes, because everybody loves coupons, and but what you don't know as in the terms of that they can sell that data to other people, and that's how they get those they can get this. This information that they know is true. Because why would you lie? You WanNa. Get a coupon on your birthday. Some people may do, but this is information that they will then use to retarget you when you're browsing the web and they'll serve you with ads based on the information that you've given to these other companies. And if I would like to stop this and go back to being forty or thirty or twenty. That it's it's tough, so you the easiest way is to start a whole new computer with a new persona That's the easiest way, but once you log into those same services that you were logged into previously then they'll connect. That'd be the bridge that allows them to connect this subset of data back to your own data, so it's you know the best way is to have different personas, and for myself like on chrome I have different profiles and so depending on what I WANNA do if I'm GonNa shop I have a profile and that has web tracking those trackers I would hope gain you know. That data states local news profiles even though they can tie it together, but it's just an easier way of just are. Let me just create new profiles on chrome or my web browser. That says okay. This is for work. This is for shopping. This is for leisure, and and it's still possible for the track you, but it's not as easy. So, do we do we dismantle our browser and start all over again? Because they I mean Google. Has You sign hand? Don't they already have that information? No matter what you do, know. Yeah, it's it's tough so I think you just have to think about what you're comfortable with, and easiest way would be to start over and not sign into anything, but you're right when you open up chrome, it asks you to log in and now Google. The they'll know everything you do, and they can tie all that data back so on new computer. Let's switch to another browser. What proser Patrick like I like fire, Fox and and the reason why I like fire foxes because they're. They're putting privacy I, and it's not. It's not just like. Them in their marketing. You know by default. They're blocking trackers. They're making it hard for these companies to extract value from users by collecting data because they stop it so new computer fire, Fox, and hopefully we can be young
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.
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
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.
Prince of Persia VR Escape Room Announced by Ubisoft
"There is going to be a prince of Persia VR. Escape Rem I don't honestly fully understand how this works, but I got excited today. When I saw people sharing screen shots from a new game called Prince of Persia, the dagger of time, but was surprised that it was being shared so casually. You'd think new Prince of Persia with inspire more excitement, but then I looked into it a bit more and realized the screen shots were being shared for Prince of Persia VR escape Rome experience, which is very strange and interesting, but certainly less exciting than a new prince of Persia. Persia game proper I'm going to read the whole description for this thing from its website. It's a long, but I think it answers most of the questions I had about it Prince of Persia. The dagger of time is a virtual reality escape game set in the world of Prince of Persia which enables you to experience time control. You will be able to experience something impossible in real life to slow stop or even rewind time. Quick aside here I think we've done a pretty good job slowing down time to a stop over the course of the last few months so. You can't experience in real life. Continuing the dagger of time takes place in the setting of the Prince of Persia Trilogy Sands of Time Warrior. Within the two thrones, players are summoned to the fortress of time by Kyle, Lena to stop an evil magic. Kylian restores and gives the dagger of time to the players, so they can reach the hourglass shaped and use it to stop the Maj I, and then another quick aside. There's this'll asterisk there that I thought was funny. Because down at the bottom of the page, it says you do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia Games in order to enjoy the dagger of time. I just thought it was funny that they felt like they had to specify that continuing again. The dagger of time is an experienced built around cooperation between players of all ages to achieve shared goal. Collaboration is essential. You cannot succeed without your teammates. Being able to listen and communicate effectively is absolutely key to success in the game to three or four players team up to find a way out of a re-imagined. re-imagined fortress of time to succeed, they need to work together and solve puzzles. The puzzles will require players to interact with objects in their vicinity climb and use certain powers such as the time control. I've got a link to the website and the show notes, and though it doesn't have a release, date does show all kinds of places all over the world where you will apparently be able to play it. During this age of pandemic I. Don't know when I would actually get a chance to check this thing out, but if it's near me. And if it's safe, I will seek it out I. Want to try it I do wish it was just a new Prince of Persia game, or at the very least a VR Prince of Persia game that I play on Oculus at home, but you know this is. Nothing I gas.
Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X and Xbox One S digital
"Soft is discontinued the xbox, one x and the xbox. One S digital editions or Digital Edition this from Tom Warren at the verge who writes Mark Stop is officially halting production of its xbox. One X and xbox one s all digital edition consoles. As you ramp into the future with xbox series x? We're taking the natural step of stopping production on xbox one. And xbox. As ULCHIN and quote says a Microsoft spokesperson statement to the Verge Xbox. One S will continue to be manufactured in sold globally reports of ex and xbox. One S shortages have service in recent weeks, and there has been an increased demand in Microsoft and Sony's current Gen consoles during the pandemic or production is ending on the xbox and the xbox one s digital edition. It's like that stock for some retailers will still be available in the coming months. Quote Gamers can check with their local retailers for more detail details on xbox, one hardware availability and quote says America spokesperson. The xbox one s all digital edition was only launched in April last year a disc less. Version of the xbox one s reports have suggested that sales were strong for this particular console and Microsoft even bundle it as as part of the of the nineteen ninety nine monthly xbox, all access description that includes xbox game pass ultimate access Mark Saunders planning to continue its xbox all access all access subscriptions for the xbox series x launch later this year, offering subscribers opportunity to to upgrade the new console. Software maker is also expected to lodge cheaper, less powerful next. Gen xbox code-named Lockhart this this second xbox is likely to form a big part of Microsoft's pricing approach for. Gen xbox plans Greg. What's your reaction to all of this awesome? I think that. There's I don't want there to be for xbox going forward too much confusion. You've had all this time to buy these boxes to by the xbox one x right. Why would. We worry about that at this point. Right like you are about to launch the series that is GonNa take the place of the xbox. One X in this a pantheon of xbox is in the xbox ecosystem of Hey, for at least a couple of years. You'RE GONNA be able to play every all party games on any one of the xbox is so who cares I think that it makes so much sense to start eliminating some. Some of them make it easy when you go in. There is the xbox series x which is on the high end of the spectrum. There's the xbox one s of course. That's still happening like they're talking globally, but then really the question becomes whereas Lockhart. Is that Lockhart prediction. You know what I mean. The the streaming box the no disc, no, whatever just get it and have a thing for your xbox. Is that even? On the other end of the spectrum? Is it past the xbox one s where it is like hairs one for ninety nine bucks. Yeah, and and that is the big question. But I'm with you there. I think this definitely points to lockhart. And the place that they expect that council to take between the XBOX, series x, and now we have as the base, xbox one or xbox one.
U.S. Jobless Claims Held Nearly Steady at 1.3 Million in July 11 Week
"At 1.3 million. So a little bit of a game Now That means that we are down from the prior actually were in line with the prior number from last week. So this may not be a fall from last week. It might be just really in line. This now takes us well, about 50 million for these initial jobless claims. Since we got those in mid March, we're now again. This is another one point. Three million on top of the 49.98 million that we already had its Fox's Shericka Sony reporting here in Ohio Just over 35,000 people filed for unemployment benefits last week that makes nearly 1.5 million Ohioans filing for jobless claims since mid March. Governor Mike DeWine, urging Ohioans to mask up to prevent the spread of covert 19. The governor made the plea yesterday during a
"sony" Discussed on All About Android
"This is where David brings not one but two phones on the show that we have not seen yet one that you're still kind of working on your review. We'll talk about that one. I the Sony, exterior one mark to say how you're saying it. That's how they want you to say it. Right mark probably wanting to say mark, but I just say one to just I. It's fun. You want to so okay, so you have the Sony. One to what do you think? What are your thoughts? What is it? What is it best at if you had to pick like a category that it excels at? Yes, so reviews going live in the next couple of days probably tomorrow the next day. But when I, really like about this phone, you can I you fair hard to see because it's very. The Sony gotta get the Ankle Yeah. So. The last Sunnybrook Fun I reviewed was the experience X Z, too, and that was like some of the Sony phones that they tried to make like water where they were like rounded, and they took out the headphone Jack for some reason, even though they're Sony and like the whole thing with Sony for me, has been there probably one of the most well positioned..
"sony" Discussed on GNC Week In Review
"A TV monitor Sony has built a Stan that works for either either orientation, and a company is using what looks like a slightly different stand for the digital digital edition of the PS five. The top of the PS five unit. Also is showing that. Thence for heat dissipation with USPA and USB ports at the front. Sony also has created a number accessories for PS five, including a dual sense charging station a new HD camera. A pulse free wireless headset and a media remote they. All Sony has not yet. Now's pricing for any of these accessories, or when or whether they will launch alongside the new PS. Five consoles the consoles were arrive in how they sees him and his power by an eight at Acor. AMD, amd then to CPU and it costs them. AMD ARE DNA TO BASE GPO they're also Sony's also using a proprietary as solutions to boost low time for games. The D. will provide eight hundred twenty five gigabytes of storage and five point five gigabytes. A performance so needs requiring that all games are be installed to be installed in the internal data. Make use of the read speeds. Also excuse me with also The PS five excuse me will also support a eight K. Graphics or K. Graphics at one, hundred twenty, hertz, refresh rate and three D audio. A listing on Amazon has been discovered for a Samsung qb. Oh, SSD with eight terabytes of storage. The price for one is nine hundred dollars, also according to Tom's hardware. It will most likely use using Samsung's. Q. L. E. C. Hugh Elles. SORTA, there's been out Q. L. C., three! D, The end Balaji similar to the curios eight sixty. SSD's meeting, they are focused more on storage rather than performance, and it's also being reported. That doesn't mean that it'll be slow..
"sony" Discussed on TechStuff
"Ps four console and they also announced the PS four pro and that version of the playstation. Four I can handle much higher resolution graphics in fact that's what supported four K. GRAPHIC. So if you also had a four K. Television you could get some seriously good looking games on your home setup. Now I've got as I said A. Ps Four it's not a PS four pro. And I really think it's a great system. There are some seriously unbelievably great games for that system. There are many exclusive or semi exclusive. Titles that are phenomenal Like the two thousand eighteen SPIDERMAN GAME SWINGS TO MIND. I love that game. It's a fantastic video game. Developers didn't have nearly the same amount of trouble programming for the. Ps four as they did with the PS three even. So I think a lot of folks kind of you the. Ps four as a solid console. But more of a course correction as far as design elements go then is something truly revolutionary and that brings us to the PS five. Which again as of this recording has not been released its scheduled to launch later this year in Q. Four Twenty Twenty. Although with the cove in nineteen crisis all of that is up in the air because manufacturing and shipping have been affected. Not mentioned. Customer behaviors are changing dramatically. Because we have to prioritize stuff right so all of this has been impacted in ways. We don't even fully understand yet by the global emergency however we can talk a little bit about what has been shared so far on March Eighteenth Twenty Twenty Mark Cerny a technical architect for the system. some have referred to him as the Bob. Ross of video game press events because he was very calming and very articulate and people found it somewhat reassuring because this was in the early phases of people not knowing what to do about cove nineteen anyway. He talked a lot about the. Ps fives specs in are very very technical way which was super cool but probably not the jazzy sort of thing that a lot of video gamers were hoping for one big thing about the. Ps Five is that it places a new emphasis on loading speed so as Games. Get more complicated. They require more computing assets. That's kind of a no brainer. And that often means that they put a lot more stress on consoles memory. Game Systems load information from hard drives or disks into ram or random access memory. That's like the quick pick part of a computer systems memory. The system can consult that data rapidly as players work through a certain section of a game. And there's no delay because the information is right at hand but unless the game is incredibly simple there will come a point when the player maneuvers to a point that requires the system to pull new data into memory. So it's got rid of the old stuff at Poland new stuff. Memory is a finite resource. Right so they can just pull the whole game in their the pull the bits that are important at that moment and the whole process of pulling new info dumping old info takes a little time and typically that manifests in game as a load screen and. Sony's details about the five seem largely geared toward getting. That downtime minimized as much as possible. And this is going to be really important because we have to remember that as consoles get more complicated game developers make more complicated games. So we're going to see game. Developers really put these new consoles to the extreme. So one of the solutions Sony hasn't including a solid state drive or SSD into the PS five and for a long time s dis. Were super expensive. They have come down in price over the years. This is typically the way we see technology move from Expensive and hard to get to ever present and cheap but solid state drives can load data into memory much quicker than older platter based hard drives. And if you wonder what those are. I've done episodes about it but it's kind of similar to think of like a record player or a CD player that's literally information stored on a platter and moving parts have to move to the rights spot on those platters to pull data. Sst's have no moving parts. They are lightning-fast the PS five will have amd's Zen to microprocessor and this is going to be one that has eight cores operating at a clock. Speed of three point five gigahertz. That's three point. Five billion cycles per second it will also have a crazy powerful graphics processing unit or GPU that can operate at ten point. Twenty eight teraflops. Sounds like something that doc brown would say in back to the future a flop just to remind. You is a floating point operation per second. You know that's what flops stands for floating point operations per second flooding points referred to decimals. It's when you boil it down. It's a really easy way for computers to handle calculations that could include very small and very large numbers The this particular. Gp You can handle ten point. Twenty eight million million of those operations in the second. Yes million million. That's incredible the. Ps Five is also supporting three D audio capabilities which will help developers make even more immersive gameplay experiences. I'm particularly excited by this. Because I think games have really good. Sound design are incredibly impressive. I Love Games that that do that. The company is also working very closely with game developers in general just to make sure that the system is going to be one that game developers are going to want to develop for and another kind of nod to the troublesome past of the PS three which again ultimately turned out well but initially was a bit of a problem and reportedly it's going to be backwards compatible with ps four games though. They may not all be playable right at launch. The Sony's been very careful to say that that some titles will be supported with more titles supported down the line. The new dual shock. Five controllers will likely be similar to dualshock four controllers but reportedly will include a built in microphone which suggests that that he has vibe will have a voice activated assistant akin to something like Alexa or Siri my apologies. If I just activated those and there's a lot of speculation about the console design it's rumored to have a sort of v-shape motif to it. So if you've seen any of the mock-ups or some of the photos that are purported to be of. Ps five developer kits. They have sort of this V. design incorporated into the console itself. That kind of makes sense because V is the Roman numeral for five. There's an equal amount of speculation about the console's sales price. Sony hasn't given one as the recording of this episode. Most guesses fall somewhere between four hundred and five hundred dollars in the US. And that's about all we know about the PS five as of the recording. This episode there. There's a lot more speculation I could talk about but I find that road not really worth traveling down. We can just wait to get more info later and if there's enough then. I can dedicate another episode just to the playstation five. Talk about that but for now. I think it's time to say goodbye to the playstation and turn our eyes to some other tech topic. I hope you guys enjoyed this. Exhaustive exploration of the history of the playstation consoles. Obviously there are other things I could have talked about like the PSP. I didn't even touch on that but honestly I think of that as sort of a side thing to the playstation consoles so I might do an episode in the future about different hand-held systems and that would obviously take a very important place in that particular discussion as with the Nintendo switch. Now I think about it so maybe in the future I'll cover that sort of thing but for now we're going to leave it And we're GONNA move away from the Games for a little bit just because you know I don't want to turn into a video game podcast. There's plenty of those out there and they are all really good. I love you the best. Ease you guys are fantastic. That's not a plug. They don't know me I just love that. Show a lot of fun Had A lease Williams from funhouse on recently and if you have not heard that episode of them talking about doom you should go check it out. Again Free Plug. They have nothing to do with me. And that wraps this up you guys reach out to me with any suggestions you have for future episodes whether it's a company a specific product of general trend and technology. Anything like that. You can get in touch with me on facebook or twitter. The handle at both is tech stuff. H. S. W. and. I'll talk to you again really. 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"Now, what this means in a practical sense is that developing games for the PS four was more straightforward. It was easier than developing them for the PS three and taking full advantage other PS threes capabilities. It was also easier to develop a game for multiple platforms because the differences between the PS four and the xbox one weren't so great that it would be an enormous strain on a game development company, so for companies that were looking to maximize their sales by reaching as many gamers as possible. It was much easier to port title over from one platform to another in this generation. On the downside, this would mean that there would be fewer features that really distinguish the PS four from. From its chief competitor, and it's also why the research organizations that have been using PS three consoles didn't show any interest in using the PS four in the same way, because the new consul didn't offer any substantial benefits over a standard PC, so if you wanted to link a bunch of machines together, you would just go out and buy regular computers. There was no real advantage with the PS four now. The PS four is Sony's contribution to the eighth generation of video game consoles. Consoles, Nintendo's original console in this generation was the we. You but Nintendo would actually have to consoles in this generation, the second one being the Nintendo switch. Microsoft's entrant is of course, the xbox one the PS four was the second console to debut in that particular generation of games that followed the we you, but it came out a week ahead of Microsoft's xbox one and this generation is perhaps the most difficult to define from a distinguishing characteristics perspective. The new consoles were not a huge. Huge departure from their seventh generation counterparts apart from the fact that Sony chose to go with more straightforward microprocessor architecture, the PS four and the xbox one were undeniably more powerful than their predecessors, but otherwise it's Kinda hard to point out like big defining features for these consoles over the course of their production lifecycles, which by the way is still ongoing as of the recording of this podcast, both Sony and Microsoft would release updated versions of their consoles the not only slim things down. which was typical? We've often seen. Later versions of the same console just get smaller and more compact. But they also upped the ante on performance. So in some ways this makes the eighth generation of consoles more like traditional PC's. You can't really do those upgrades yourself. You can't break open a playstation for or an xbox one and swap out components I. Mean You could, but you're not supposed to. You have to purchase a whole new console to benefit from the enhancements. Really, know what you're doing, and you don't mind the fact that you've voided all warranties and potentially set yourself up for heartbreak, if if games start relying on code that detect if if a consoles been altered anyway, this includes these enhancements include the ability to send four K. resolution graphics to a compatible television. Both Sony and Microsoft would launch updated consoles capable of doing that, but the launch versions the original PS. Four and the original xbox one did not have four K. capability, which means both my ps. Four and xbox one are totally outdated. I have the original versions of both. Both of those so I can't run four K. resolution staff from those consoles to a television, but that's okay because I also don't have a four K.. TV So I wouldn't be able to see it anyway anyway back to the time line. Sony gave some early details on the PS four at a special press event in New York City in early, two, thousand thirteen, and at that event they didn't actually show off the console. They rather gave some overall specs on what it had going on, and a big part of that actually had to do with it. Controller the dual shock four. All right so I've talked a lot about dual shot controllers in this series. So what sets the four apart from the earlier controllers for one thing Sony built in some of the features found in stuff like the move controllers, the dual shock four has motion detection sensors in it. It also has a capacity of touch pad on the controller. itself mounted towards the front. Front of the controller in between the two thumb sticks, and just a quick reminder that capacity touchscreens have electric field that's essentially running underneath the screen, and we humans are conductive, so if we touch a surface like that with our bare skin, we change the nature of that electric field, because some electric current can flow into US capacity touchscreen devices detect the point of. Of contact doing this. There's like a grid pattern underneath it and the disturbance of that pattern is what quote unquote tells a machine where you touched a touch pad surface, and then you've got a processor, and you've got some software that determines what that actually means within the context of an application so it might be like a on a touchscreen smartphone that when? When you touch something, it activates a particular program right, or if it's a gesture like swipe, it might mean. Let's move to the next photograph or whatever the dual shock for also has a three and a half millimeter headphone. Jack, and honestly I almost forgot what those are! 'cause phones have been dropping support for them for the few years. I'm just really exaggerating my. Computer. My laptop has a three and a half millimeter headphone Jack. It's just a regular headphone Jack. Also connects to PS fours wirelessly via Bluetooth two point one. You could also have a hardwired connection if you bought a special, don't WanNA special but a a long enough gable for it. The cables that came on the PS four were notoriously short long enough to be able to charge your your controller, but that was about it unless you were going to have the consul in your lap as you played Sony and Microsoft would do something similar leading up to the launch of their respective eighth generation video game consoles. Both companies began to promote some stuff in their consuls that fell outside the realm of video games both Sony and Microsoft position there consoles as kind of an entertainment and social networking center, sort of a key component of a home theater, system or computer system, so features like sharing stuff on social media or watching livestream content or creating livestream content and accessing services like Netflix became a really big part in the promotional efforts, both for Microsoft and Sony. However I will say Microsoft leaned into this way harder than Sony did in fact to the point where fans. Fans of video..
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"The estimates on law says went around the hundred and seventy million dollar range. Range, which is a princely sum, indeed, and the US was not the only country to call Sony to task for this. The UK did as well as did other blazes. Now before we move on to talk about the PS four, I do want to say that several predictions made by Sony executives such as Kutaragi is replacement cut sue? A Harare ended up being true horizon and interviews that while developing. Developing for the PS, three was definitely complicated that it really was hard to make great gains for the PS three. He said it would lead to really incredible games as long as developers took the time to learn how to do it now. I mentioned in the last episode. Then you do a side by side of the first uncharted game and uncharted three, both of which were developed four and debuted. debuted on the playstation three, you'll see a world of difference despite the fact that they're two games that are playing on the exact same hardware. The same is true for the last huge titled to come out on the PS three that would be the last of us, so yeah, the PS three had a pretty rocky start and a lot of gamers and game, developers and game journalists criticized Sony for. For putting out an expensive console missing launch date in the process, and it was hard to code for than other systems, and they all said, or not all, but many of them said this is a recipe for them to fail. However, in the long run, the PS three would prove to be a very strong system, and it would sell enough units to rest second place away from Microsoft in the. The console wars for the seventh generation of Consoles Nintendo's. We were still in a League of its own. It was still in first place with a bullet, but Sony playstation three would take second place, and this is despite the fact that the the xbox three sixty had a head start of like half a year or more really over the PS three so that that's food for thought right there. It also helps that Sony supported the PS three for more than a decade now for the PS four, the company would swerve again. Now I don't know how much input could Iragi had on the development of the PS four. He surely was working on it by the time he decided to leave the company. However, game systems are in development for years before they debut and the PS, four would launch in North America in two thousand thirteen, so six years after Kutaragi left now. Interestingly, it wouldn't debut in Japan until early. Two thousand fourteen, so might have been because of PS..
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"Now some months you'd say wow, this is incredible. I got a great game or a couple of games on this month's playstation plus some months. You'd say wow I never wanNA play that game ever but I guess I've got it now. Same thing's true with a Microsoft's service. By the way it's not like Sony's alone. In this a year later in two thousand eleven, the playstation network was the target of an intrusive hack, meaning an unauthorized person or group of persons managed to penetrate Sony's network security, and they gained access to an enormous amount of information, including the personal data of around seventy. Seventy five million playstation network users. The attacks started around eight seventeen two thousand eleven Sony would shut down the network on April twentieth so three days later, and it would remain offline a total of twenty three days the longest outage in the network's history, making matters worse was that Sony admitted that while credit card information was encrypted, other personal identifying information wasn't. which meant the hackers potentially had access to millions of users personal information in plain text data as for who committed the hack today that still remains a big mystery according to Sony, the company had reason to believe that the people connected with the online activist group anonymous were responsible, but anonymous denied responsibility. However, this is incredibly tricky because. Anonymous is a largely decentralized or innovation. In fact, calling it. An organization might be a little bit Misleading, because anonymous has historically more like a group of hackers and activists, anarchists in troublemakers who share some, but not all points of view, so there's not even a unifying ethos or philosophy, an anonymous other than you know. Big companies and big organizations shouldn't have that much control over everybody. That's generally. A kind of unifying theme, but there's a lot of splintering within that group. At the time, the general wisdom was that anonymous had a motive to hack Sony because the company had recently filed a massive lawsuit against a hacker named. George Hotz Aka Gio huts. He had found a way to alter a playstation three, so that it would play pirated or unauthorized software, and then he published. Tell to do it. It and anonymous was largely on the side of the hacker. However, the entire matter had been settled out of court by the time the playstation network hack happened, and as far as I can tell, no one has ever been positively identified as truly being responsible for that hack, so that person's identity remains a mystery or those persons identities, because it could be multiple people, the hack and corresponding data leak. Leak would prompt the US government to call upon Sony. Executives to explain what the company would do for all those who are affected by the breach and Sony arranged to offer identity theft protection policies, essentially insurance policies against identity theft with a company called all-clear. Ide- to everyone affected the hack set. Sony back a pretty penny. The estimates on law says went around the hundred and seventy million dollar range. Range, which is a princely sum, indeed, and the US was not the only country to call Sony to task for this. The UK did as well as did other blazes. Now before we move on to talk about the PS four, I do want to say that several predictions made by Sony executives such as Kutaragi is replacement cut sue? A Harare ended up being true horizon and interviews that while developing. Developing for the PS, three was definitely complicated that it really was hard to make great gains for the PS three. He said it would lead to really incredible games as long as developers took the time to learn how to do it now. I mentioned in the last episode. Then you do a side by side of the first uncharted game and uncharted three, both of which were developed four and debuted. debuted on the playstation three, you'll see a world of difference despite the fact that they're two games that are playing on the exact same hardware. The same is true for the last huge titled to come out on the PS three that would be the last of us, so yeah, the PS three had a pretty rocky start and a lot of gamers and game, developers and game journalists criticized Sony for. For putting out an expensive console missing launch date in the process, and it was hard to code for than other systems, and they all said, or not all, but many of them said this is a recipe for them to fail. However, in the long run, the PS three would prove to be a very strong system, and it would sell enough units to rest second place away from Microsoft in the. The console wars for the seventh generation of Consoles Nintendo's. We were still in a League of its own. It was still in first place with a bullet, but Sony playstation three would take second place, and this is despite the fact that the the xbox three sixty had a head start of like half a year or more really over the PS three so that that's food for thought right there. It also helps that Sony supported the PS three for more than a decade now for the PS four, the company would swerve again. Now I don't know how much input could Iragi had on the development of the PS four. He surely was working on it by the time he decided to leave the company. However, game systems are in development for years before they debut and the PS, four would launch in North America in two thousand thirteen, so six years after Kutaragi left now. Interestingly, it wouldn't debut in Japan until early. Two thousand fourteen, so might have been because of PS. Three sales in Japan and Sony didn't want to hurt a good thing. Now I would imagine that had Kutaragi had a large influence in the development of the PS four. It would have taken further steps down the same path that the PS three had established, but instead the PS. Four architecture was much more like a standard personal computer. In fact, it'd be extremely similar to the architecture used in Microsoft's xbox one and here's where yet again I complain about Microsoft's naming conventions. The blaze station is sensible because Sony just adds a higher number with each generation, so it's very easy to talk about them. Meanwhile over at Microsoft. We get X. Box. The xbox three sixty, the xbox one the xbox series X. Knock it off. Microsoft there's no way to meaningfully talk about generations of consoles with these sort of names, and I say that as someone who tends to play more Microsoft consoles than Sony Consoles. Get. Together all right also what happened to Windows nine? Why did we go from eight to ten anyway? An episode about Microsoft. I'll get back to the Sony. Now! This design decision was deliberate by Sony. Engineers and executives. The company used components manufactured by microprocessor company amd so under the hood. The PS four is similar to a typical personal computer, but during development it did have a more mysterious code name at least.
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"To play, cooperatively are competitively online needed to pay. Pay for a subscription to xbox live playstation that work was advertised as being free of charge. You wouldn't have to pay extra for the services and that would allow for online play. However, when it launched the playstation that work had several features that only had limited support indicating that even at this stage, the online capabilities of the console were more of a reaction to Microsoft rather than A. Designed Sony Project and we're going to talk a lot more about the playstation network a little bit later in this episode, so one thing that was still going on even as late as two thousand seven. When Ken Kutaragi would leave. The company was that Sony was still producing the playstation two that console originally debuted way back in two thousand, the PS three came out in two thousand six and Sony would keep making the PS two until two thousand twelve, essentially, just before Sony would unveil the PS four. That's the point when manufacturing facilities finally stopped rolling off freshly. Freshly built PS two consoles from the assembly lines. So even as I wrap up the PS three story, we should keep in mind that the PS two's tail wasn't over yet. Either it kept going strong, and just because the PS three had a rocky start doesn't mean Sony would abandon that console quickly. Either Justice Sony had supported the original playstation and the PS two for a decade or longer, so to would support the PS three one thing I didn't touch on in the last episode has to do with people finding a good use for the cell processor. Processor. That's the processor that Sony to Sheba an IBM AKA STI developed together for the PS three specifically, and if you remember from my last episode about the playstation I mentioned Kutaragi intended the cell microprocessor architecture to serve as the foundation for lots of other Sony products well, that didn't really happen in a big way, but other groups found uses for the tech that went well outside the realm of video games. This is all about how researchers managed to Kluge together a network of playstation consoles to act as sort of cluster computer could perform calculations at such. Such a high rate that it was like having access to a genuine supercomputer and this idea wasn't a new one. Folks had tried doing it even back in the old PS. Two days with that consoles emotion engine processor Sony had released a kit that allowed developers to install Lennox. That's an operating system on the PS two for the purposes of coding, Games that meant that you could code lots of other stuff, too, and engineers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications or NC, a tried to turn a bunch of PS two game systems into a computing cluster..
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"Everything for Sony's would use extendable Y. O. pricing clearance extend doppler radar sixty nine degrees in downtown Miami it's sixty eight implantation at seven oh one well the game was come and gone but we're now hearing of three arrests on human trafficking charges the multi agency task force are resting Edward Walker of Connecticut trafficking two women in an underage girl if any Perera and Richard Walker also accused of trafficking woman arrested upstate for juveniles involved in sex trafficking were recovered the Miami mayor spokesperson is behind bars on felony child **** and battery charges and commissioners demanding others be held accountable as well now former communications director Rene Pedrosa is accused of inviting a sixteen year old he met on Instagram to city hall where the forty eight year old allegedly groped and kissed him might be police to George calling this is after finding additional evidence on at least one of seven devices sees there put Brower prosecutors in charge these are very serious charges very serious charges and we want to make sure that that he is held accountable commissioner Joe Karai you is apologizing to the teen and his family Mr Pedrosa never never should have been hired by the city of Miami he claims the dressing changed his application days after submitting it coming clean about two D. Y. convictions Aykroyd Regus newsradio six ten WYO D. order will invest in programs to help more convicted criminals transition from a prison cell to paying job governor on the status of else the creation of the Florida foundation for correctional excellent businesses who have to work with people getting out of prison who provided the right training and skills have found that a lot of these folks are very dependable employees the goal is to reduce recidivism and make more inmates ready for work wants to release the department of corrections is about thirty thousand inmates will be released back into the community next year an opera singer shot at by secret service of the president's Palm Beach estate will be held for another three weeks a lawyer for thirty year old Anna room held from Connecticut the judge today that she's mentally incapable of facing the charges against her cops say the woman was running from authorities last Friday when she sped past security checkpoints moral Lago water rented jeep or build was ordered to continue water going mental health evaluation heads up for late night dolphin expressway drivers all lanes of the east bound eight thirty six will be shut down at eleven o'clock this evening for emergency road repairs Flagler street is good work around during the closure everything is expected to reopen by five thirty on Saturday morning and the moon is going to put on a show this weekend eight of Americans called the second full moon of winter us no moon it's also a super moon which means it's at its closest distance to earth full moon signals the start of the Jewish celebrations to bush what is the year of the trees but it will also signify the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations Dow Jones industrials down two hundred seventy seven points to win the day at twenty nine thousand one oh two vans deck lost fifty two points S. and P. was.
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"Women are paid not as much as men for the same job. Oh yeah right goes close. Yeah so so that's interesting. So that's silver lining perhaps by the way Hamid. She getting paid for this. podcast today about million quid whereby getting paid anything now very helpfully wikileaks. As is there want they actually publish this entire email. Archive on likes us. The kind of helpful fool thing that they do man yes you did favorite act it hanging on. Maybe you missed the word. No I just want to underline. That's the issue with Wiki leaks for me right. It's not so much that they're trying to share information is that they put people in danger. Embarrass people are victims by not redacting that information. They put out an all kinds of innocent personal. Communications would include people emailing them. Mums at work water talking about their cancer diagnosis employees like HR messages right. Yeah so if you had sent me a message for example. Complaining cleaning about Roberto's trousers that day. He would know right because he would see it. He could go to the go to the huge archive. And I'm on the habit of making trouser complaints. I'm sure if I had then yes that would now be up wikileaks right okay. So nightmare for everybody at Sony that had been impacted by this everybody. Everyone who's the you know the the amount servers do you want to hear about another slight problem. Yeah because another piece of data which God leaves. Oh Yeah I forgot got how big it was. I mean this was absolutely fantastic. If you will work in the tabloid press because every day there'd be some other revelation or tittle. TATTLE got to law element of this Sony pictures breach which would just feed the headlines once again but that the next one is security related because there were databases and spreadsheets which leaked out which contained. Pulse were dumps of their internal password. So they would have a little word document or whatever containing tainting the passwords for all of their different applications inside the it department just just for our listeners. Just know that even five years ago which can seem like a lifetime in technology space ace. It was still considered bad to put passwords into plain text into some database or to have a cat one two three. So we've been bagging on about that for a long time in the industry right so surprising. How many of Sony Pictures Servers and APPs were protected with the same password passwords? Like I've got them in front of me. Actually bubba seven. They used that one a few times. Banana one was very popular. They never changed it to banana to banana three handle and again. I don't know someone was really independents. A whole variety of password which are surprise surprise password honestly days of the week. But we've seen this. We've seen gene this by now. We've seen it before but still it makes me want to Bang my head against the wall and safe and get this sake. Just when you're Astra Password. It just choose a better one. You generated inside of Piney ticket breath because it's unfair just because you live in the nucleus of Password and cybersecurity world ask. What do you understand about your car? Nah right even though you drive one and take it to get fixed and all that they tell you to do oil changes and stuff and I bet you never the yes but this wasn't the head of marketing at Sony who was choosing these puzzle. This was the IT security team. The people what they they didn't have any stops in place to stop people from choosing so the passwords that they had set up for people and they will keep a record of for real banana. One wow right now. You're on my site now yes I am on your side tick tick tick people potentially Chan potentially of course this could have an impact millions of dollars while the gardens of peace the the hackers. Who did all this? They then began to leak movies movies which had not it yet been released thus potentially costing Sony hundreds of millions so what they were putting out the whole movie or just put it like putting you you could go and download movies. Live got littlest tend to be honest. I haven't heard of most of these Mr Turner Still Alice doesn't have were exciting. Someone down very to write love on her arms upset King titles any of course any little orphan annie so they must be making a remake of Annie and that was leaked by the hackers. have so this sounds to me like they are desperately. I'm trying to get Sony executive attention. What a pay off right that they want money? Why are they doing this? Are they just trying to torture them. Or is there a financial -sential play here well. This was the thing in the communications that have been released to date is wasn't really incredibly clear as to what these hackers were often now. No it did turn out because Wiki leaks and others had released the email archive that three days before the actual hack. Somebody had what's sent an email to Sony electives which they hit ignored saying something bad is about to happen and you're going to pay for it and we have the capability to destroy you. You've and cause all kinds of problems so okay. So did Sony Piss somebody off and here she or they decided okay. We're GONNA teach them a lesson and embarrassed. There's the effort of them clearly. This isn't a random attack. It sounds like someone is particularly upset. So it's not a ransomware play. No no no. It wasn't ransomware. They why did lock the computers and they did install a Chamoun which was wiping data from Sony systems as well but he didn't seem to be a traditional ransomware kind of play. It seemed that they might have some kind of motivation. And this is where things begin to get particularly ought okay because fingers fingers began to be pointed in the direction of hackers coming from North Korea. And why might North Korea haven't entrusting hacking Sony pictures no idea well the theory. That was maybe Kim Jong Il is a real fan of any right and he wanted to see the movie five me. I do not waiting for the release date I wouldn't now. Yes possibly not a North Korean accent. Anyway sorry I forgot how you're so good at them. Thank you I. I wouldn't know what North Korean accent sounded like Arianna Badri. A theory began to be shared online. That may be North Korea or North Korean hackers at the very least had hacked Sony in retaliation for comedy movie that they had coming out cooled the interview three weeks from tonight I will be traveling to Hong North Korea to interview President Kim Jong Wu which Mr Route Four. I'm agent the Central Intelligence you to we're going to be in a room alone with Kim and the CIA would.
"sony" Discussed on Smashing Security
"Actually bubba seven. They used that one a few times. Banana one was very popular. They never changed it to banana to banana three handle and again. I don't know someone was really independents. A whole variety of password which are surprise surprise password honestly days of the week. But we've seen this. We've seen gene this by now. We've seen it before but still it makes me want to Bang my head against the wall and safe and get this sake. Just when you're Astra Password. It just choose a better one. You generated inside of Piney ticket breath because it's unfair just because you live in the nucleus of Password and cybersecurity world ask. What do you understand about your car? Nah right even though you drive one and take it to get fixed and all that they tell you to do oil changes and stuff and I bet you never the yes. But this wasn't the head of marketing at Sony who was choosing these. This was the IT security team. The people. What they they didn't have any stops in place to stop people from choosing so the passwords that they had set up for people and they will keep a record of for real banana one? Wow Right now. You're on my site now yes I am on your side tick tick tick so people potentially Chan potentially of course this could have an impact millions of dollars while the gardens of peace the the hackers who did all this. They then began to leak movies movies which had not it yet been released thus potentially costing Sony hundreds of millions so what they were putting out the whole movie or just put it like putting you you could go and download movies. Live got littlest tend to be honest. I haven't heard of most of these Mr Turner Still Alice doesn't have were exciting. Someone down very to write love on her arms upset King titles any of course any little orphan annie so they must be making a remake of Annie and that was leaked by the hackers. have so this sounds to me like they are desperately. I'm trying to get Sony executive attention. What a pay off right that they want money? Why are they doing this? Are they just trying to torture them. Or is there a financial -sential play here well. This was the thing in the communications that have been released to date is wasn't really incredibly clear as to what these hackers were often now. No it did turn out because Wiki leaks and others had released the email archive that three days before the actual hack. Somebody had what's sent an email to Sony electives which they hit ignored saying something bad is about to happen and you're going to pay for it and we have the capability to destroy you. You've and cause all kinds of problems so okay so Sony piss somebody off and here she or they decided okay. We're GONNA teach them a lesson and embarrassed. There's the effort of them clearly. This isn't a random attack. It sounds like someone is particularly upset. So it's not a ransomware play. No no no. It wasn't ransomware. They why did lock the computers and they did install a Chamoun which was wiping data from Sony systems as well but he didn't seem to be a traditional ransomware kind of play..
"sony" Discussed on Smashing Security
"And the message was this time. Having a go at Sony Entertainment's it's chief executive officer a chap called Michael Lynton said he will surely go to hell and calling them criminals and say nobody can help you and so is your immediate reaction action must be personal or why is that unusual that they would go after a CEO like that. It feels a little bit to me. Don't you think well. Yeah I think so but you no more but these things because you re remember. Well I remember for instance when the Ashley Medicine breach happened. Yeah which felt a little bit personal as well okay. How sad the extortion? Message Against Ashley. Madison was sort of specifically targeting a few employees as well as claiming that they were destroying lives. It felt like it wasn't just a breach which was designed to make money or something like that. It was someone who really disliked the company and had a grudge against it. And if you start mentioning by name Chief Executive Officer of the company that you've hacked does begin to make you think we could this be an employee. Could this be someone of a grudge. Someone who's you know maybe met Tim Cocktail Party and throttle meadows. Don't know's going to be something with that again if I were an employer I got some kind of communication that mentioned that. CEO of my company. By name. I I would actually think it would make it more serious for me because a when you work in a company often an echo chamber in you think like you're the Naval Universe and your company in the CEO is really really important even. Yeah no no one really knows where they are right on one side but also it means they know a lot about us and they may have a lot more information. I mean it's easy to know who the CEO always slow to raise. Yeah it's not hard fun done. Yeah I would find that ravage you see and I think all good this rights to my first plane so you like rubbing your hands together. Now McLean popcorn. The microwaves spinning around spin the popcorn. Round okay well sauces at Sony. Pictures told the press that eleven terabytes of data had been stolen by the hand that communicated at that time that leaked that leaked out from Sony. Pictures Sony pictures themselves were only describing it as they were experienced a system disruption which they were working diligently to resolve but of course their the network really came to a halt the puck of rain so so when you're applicants they were so yeah so so they. They knew that something really bad had happened but they were trying to hold back before telling everybody because they didn't they didn't have a whole picture. Got Exactly I think when a hack I occurs when he first discovered. You don't know the whole picture and so so you can be quite nervous about what you say to the press until you know your facts because you don't necessarily want to say oh there's been a problem against one sub domain and one one hundred records were stolen if you then discovered at a much much bigger. That's a harder message to go out to the media unless you are forced by some kind of regulation Russian. You know to tell everybody I think a lot of companies with think fairy carefully before the announce it because you know it's really hard to the reputation right. It's it's hard shareholders. It's hard on stock prices yard and a lot of things you and your partner. Some people are doing business with you. I mean you literally company of this size I if you lose the day's work you are losing millions. Aren't you so most companies in this situation would be completely. STF You unless they were obligated to go forward. There'd be a tiny handful that would come forward board but they would be few and far shut the front umbrella. What what is that slimline? Exactly so within a couple of days however it became became very apparent that the hackers had stolen a significant amount of data from Sony pictures because some of it began to leak onto the Internet far so ask I remember that a bit..
"sony" Discussed on Smashing Security
"I'm great thanks. How are you not too bad? We don't have a guest this week to week but but we thought we would do something a little bit special. We thought we'd talk about one particular topic rather than having different topics. We don't have a guest especiall- yeah and we won't do pick pick the week. But we'll look back on a momentous period of cyber history our particular hacking incident and rummage through it it and see what comes out because it is the fifth anniversary that grows the fifth anniversary of Sony. Pictures Getting hacked. It's been in just about two weeks since word broke of cybercriminals hacking into Sony pictures and each day seems to bring more damaging embarrassing or worrisome. Revelations the hat when you first suggested doing this I was thinking. Oh let's bit lazy right doing a five year old hack but the thing is when attacks happen. You don't have the full picture at all. You're in crisis mode. If you're the one being attacked you're reacting to the press you reacting to your customers you reacting to the employees. You're trying to lock down systems and you have no idea where it's coming from or what it's doing or what they want you know. It's pretty high energy and in this particular case. It's a bit of a tangled tale as well. The big hack. It suddenly an interesting story. What would do is? We'll tell the story from the beginning more or less and that'll be really useful for me because as you know. I'm quick on my feet but I have a sieve for a memory. So you say I'm not quick on my feet say we've worked together before and No but you have a much better memory than me. I think that's why we work well together so you go through and I I actually what remember many things so I'm GONNA ask a lot of questions that's okay five years ago this week. Crow November the twenty fourth twenty fourteen. Just before American Thanksgiving holiday employees. Sony pictures went to work that Monday morning. They tend on the computers and they were greeted by an image. And the image was of this sort of Ghoulish Skeleton Leering at you out of the screen alongside a claim that the company's data had been stolen and would be released if undisclosed demands were not met and it claimed that the computer's has been hacked by a group could the G. O.. P. So okay. Can we pause for a second here so say this happens to average Joe shmoe employees. If you put yourself in their head not you think some of them are going to go. This is going to be an exciting day today. Oh yeah get the camera out. Screen shots posted on twitter. What's going on at Sony me today? You may well do that. That's right because because if it was happening in your house you'd be in full fledged panic mode. Oh yeah it would be horrible if it happened. I mean it's a bit like getting rent somewhere. I although ironically I think actually that would be a bit silly of employees to think that because obviously many people use work email and works to send private stuff true but you probably also I think all thank goodness. I won't be able to get to my email. I won't have for life. Yeah exactly busy. It's a bit like when it snows. A lot in school is closed stick. Apparently when people were arriving at their offices in London. This was a sign in the lift saying. Do not turn your computers on when you get to your desk and do not connect to the Wifi. Because they didn't career and look at the Walter White further instruction okay so everyone gets into panic right so the message said that they had been hacked by group called. Gop Not to be mixed extent with any other GOP who may be causing mischief. This was the guardians of the peace. And what do we know about them while this was the first time that we had heard heard of them but they also hacked a number of Sony twitter accounts it when they have a new movie to promote they quite often was set the twitter account specifically for the movie and it was those accounts which seemed to get hacksaw message again was displayed..
"sony" Discussed on Ear Biscuits
"The ability to video them with these weird formats so actually there was a a sony camera that i had that was a a still camera shoot but then it had a video capability and it created a file that was just proprietary sony thing and i took all my video of lock in his first year with the most of my video with lock in his first year maybe more that with this video where this camera and then in the process of my library getting backed up and you know how like you get a new computer and like moves over and then it moves to cloud and there were there was before i cloud there was something else in anyway through this process can open you can't get to any of those in fact they're no longer video files it's not that i can't open them i had these video files in the only thing that is saved at this point is just the thumbnail a still image from that video in his heart br making know i don't have that that part of his life because he was born in two thousand four the time when everybody was coming up with weird video formats to put on your little point and shoot camera in shepherd had the benefit of being born two thousand eight just the time between two thousand four hundred thousand eight i got to a place where i was using a camera that i can actually access those files you are an early adopter man i was just like everybody else everybody i mean in that if i'm sorry if that's how lot finds out that he's adopted.
"sony" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Available even if it was drip dropped by county coming in virtual consul style it's really exciting to me because i am the nostalgic tied the game or that likes to go back and play play older games uh especially the pick playstation 1 in two and three generations like that's exciting for me um and with my xbox i found myself popping in two perfect dark just to just play for a couple of hours and disadvantages refund fusion frenzy and like all these old games that uh it's just kind of neat to have an granted it's like we're in a an era where were used to things like netflix where it is just about the abundance of choice and just having all the things they're whether or not you watch him whether or not you play 'em it's about having the option to play them if you wanted to um i think that that sony would a it this will be a huge deal for them just in terms of perception in terms of giving the game was what they want is one of those things like the changing pearson names is that really going to change the game if that's announced no but it's going make the community the really cares a little happier well that's something that's been ask for a for a very very long time i think that would be a bigger deal back his ability your career no i don't know it's about ability while i don't think is the biggest you'll ever in terms of sony looking at it i do think that people that wanted in care it's a feature that even if people don't want and don't aren't actually going to use in not having it is not a good luck and having it is a great look and i i agree it's one of the the few things that xbox highs on sony that is just like undeniably they are the clearcut winners and if sony word savior winners of what.
"sony" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"In the a9 with sony lenses and the a9 was signal entous because the a9 with sony lenses like i said that order focuses like crack so if this is coming close to that but you're getting more affordability at of the sigma us and you get the sigma art look which is a slightly different look than the sony look may be is a little creamier um and that whole thing but it works with the autofocus system in the insane speed of autofocus you get out of sony that will be a really appealing combo and even if it's not quite there anytime you're adding more choice to a platform i think that's good for everybody so do you think that will see the a9 dhs to focus in the asem and three whenever it comes out so i asked sony about that uh when i was at the thing i was like oh my god are we can have this to focus me at seven s and they said because of the sacrifices they make to make these have in a so good in low light um the feature like it's sensor level technology that drives the ought to focus on sony and so the sensor in the a9 is never going to be the center in the seven s because they need that low light which is what filmmakers love 'cause still photographers are not as low at obsessed because they can always do a longer exposure but since we gotta shoot 24 for him to second they're not a like we need that low light ability we need the highest seo in the sensor more than still photos do um which means that the sensor design is a little different and the sony rap who's a super nice guy uh at the event last year was saying the autofocus tech is going to improve in the seven three but it will probably still not be quite a nine level.
"sony" Discussed on AMP 97.1 FM
"Sean communal innkeeper's jews name thom glazed to come who cares rob gray insurance are known not was burnt exxon the wonder why would you would this is no odor may is there's no odor i did in one off but you are the my attention there was off for your so it is known mr things go a you so your little case i saw communal innkeeper's neto dominant place gum the case the grace no a father of science steve purse stocks there are we king sony was the guy his girls are mature oh i may nine no case kazakh amir no carrying nedo john man blazed a dumb okay the no common job mitch soon northern no word on no no your two jio no no no oh no i'd be me they get to actually enjoy the right and all they have radio the is history here it will nam nam nam jesus the nasdaq though the jammeh comey if you me and the house doniama lucky enough that he now that we now got to tell me if you got me and none in their meeting the mercifully and my lucky enough not let me now oh there's oh man the emme no the now xiaomi mi lucky now the knock him and and ooh and there's been two.