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Fresh "dow" from WBBM Early Afternoon News
"Distancing. This is Jennifer Kipper, how to get a Better night's sleep. VM business. The Dow is up 265 points. The NASDAQ Up 172 of the S and P 530 Acura, other, says clouds Breaks of sunshine Breezy cool today with a brief shower or two could see a strong thunderstorm over the lake. Right now. We have 68 degrees at O'Hare, 70 at midway, 71 at the lakefront. BBM news time. 1 31 and topical news at the half hour Chicago Police have identified a potential shooter in the death of nine year old Generally Ricks on Friday. CPD chief of detectives Brendan Dina Hand says charges are expected in the next day or two against the suspect. I want to thank.
Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month
"Giants lifted stocks. To end the week on a high note. The Dow closed up 115 points 1150.4%. The SNP gain 3/4 of a percent. The NASDAQ added 1.5% blowout. Earnings in the tech sector offset the worst losses in decades. Among oil giants, Chevron and Exxon Mobil, Chevron dropped more than 2.5%. Exxon, which pledged to keep paying out a dividend to shareholders. Gained half a percent.
Fresh update on "dow" discussed on KCBS Radio Midday News
"Motor Rivera. How we Looking, and Dan the trading month is starting off with yet another tech rally led by Microsoft and Apple. The Dow is up 1% the S and P s up 10.8%. The NASDAQ is up 1.5% and is on track to close at another record high. Microsoft shares have jumped 5% after President Trump said he was okay with Microsoft buying TIC Tac's U. S operations as long as the deal includes a lot of money for the U. S Treasury and apples at another record high afterward that it's acquiring Moby Wave.
Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month
"Won out on Wall Street. Stellar earnings from Apple, Amazon and Facebook helped the trading week end on a high note. The Dow closed up 115 points 1150.4%. The SNP gain 3/4 of a percent. The NASDAQ added 1.5%.
Fresh update on "dow" discussed on KRLD News, Weather and Traffic
"Over shadowing pessimism over resurgence in Corona virus cases, The Dow Jones industrial Average is up 228. The SNP is up 25. Then as that, gaining 1 43 Bankruptcies continue to tear through the nation's mall based retailers. Latest came over the weekend with Lord and Taylor and men's Warehouse Parrot tailored brands filing. At least 25 major retailers have filed for Chapter 11 this year. Gun stocks are rallying after new data show an 80% surgeon background checks last month, the day to show people loading up on guns and ammunition amid the Corona virus pandemic and continued social unrest. The XFL may rise again with new owners Group led by Dwayne the Rock. Johnson is buying the bankrupt Football League for $15 million plans to return it to the field. Larry Kowski Bloomberg Radio. A storm with a strange name heading up the East Coast. We'll discuss after traffic and weather together next with a new iPhone at sea for less than 100 bucks at Metro, you rule. It's the most affordable iPhone on the number one Brandon Prepaid,.
Snap shares jump nearly 3% as Trump threatens to ban TikTok
"Of Snap have jumped nearly 3% on expectations that it could benefit if rival TIC Tac is taken down. Tic TAC is the first Chinese apt to make a big splash in the U. S. And President Trump today renewed his threat to ban the APP. The tech giant's cannot carry Wall Street Today, the stellar earnings from Apple, Amazon and Facebook are not enough. The Dow is down 177 point 2/3 of a percent. The SNP is 1/3 of a percent lower, while the NASDAQ is up 0.3%
Fresh update on "dow" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Bloomberg Quick Take This is a Bloomberg Business Problem. Burke World Headquarters. I'm Charlie Palate Stocks are advancing. We're closed session highs is positive economic data counters pessimism over a resurgence of covert 19 cases. But after the White House is set to consider acting on its own toe, boost unemployment benefits the Dow, the S and P and NASDAQ or all advancing with the S and P up now by 28 points again of 9/10 of 1%. The Dow is up 256 up 1%. NASDAQ up 162 up 1.5%. 10 years down 10 30 seconds. He'll 300.56% Gold. Lower A little change down less than 1/10 of 1% down by about a dollar announced at 1974. West Texas Intermediate crewed up 2% 41. 08 a barrel on West Texas intermediate crude. Sources tell Bloomberg attorneys general from New York and California are partnering with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazons Online MARKETPLACE Ratcheting up scrutiny of the world's.
Exxon, Chevron down in second quarter as oil use dries up
"With the economic outlook in doubt, the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index declined. Aah, look at consumer spending for last month finds more of it. Spending up 5.6% in June. We've got some push and pull of Ernie's results. Caterpillars cost cutting help make up for slowing sales, but concerns about second waves of the Corona virus weighed on prospects for the rest of the year and Caterpillar down 3.5%. Exxon and Chevron both sharply lower. That is pulling the Dow down despite Applegate Ng 6.5% today, right now, after it posted better than expected quarterly
Fresh update on "dow" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"From New York and New Jersey and streaming on YouTube. It is Monday, August 2020. Jason Kelly, It's not the beach anymore for me. Oh, it it is no beach. No holiday. Although rally continuing, as you pointed out, as we were getting ready for this show on tech while you're gone Tech on, Lee got that much more important, and one company in particular. Very important right now in Washington, And maybe not the same ones that were important last week. No, exactly. So, looking forward to talk. Can we just say Ticktock? We're all that Tic tac today, and we're going to get Microsoft and Microsoft, which is the big tech company you're talking about, so lots to cover over the next few hours. Let's get you going on this Monday with a check on the trade here is Charlie. Thank you very much in a big warm welcome back to Carol, Master and happy Monday to you both. Let's begin with Microsoft because the shares are rallying. As it tries to salvage a deal for the U. S operations off TIC TAC right now Microsoft shares they are advancing. We've got Microsoft up now by just about 4.5%. Dalby S and P NASDAQ holding close to session Highs rally underway on this backto work Monday, first trading day off the new month and we've got stocks gaining his positive economic data counters pessimism over a resurgence of covert 19 cases. And after the White House was set to consider acting on its own to boost unemployment benefits. So here's where we stand as some p up now by 26 by 8/10 of 1%. The Dow's advancing 246 points, up 9/10 of 1% on NASDAQ, up 148 up by 1.4%. 10 years, down 9 30 seconds. He'll 300.55% gold, down 1/10 of 1% now down $2 an ounce of 1973 and crude surging to 19730.1% off 82 cents a barrel at $41.9. Recapping equities higher as some P up 26 up by 10th of 1%. I'm Charlie Pellet. That's a Bloomberg business Flash. Right, Charlie. Thank you very much for setting the stage will check in with you back in with you throughout the next few hours. Let's set the business week agenda Now if we can Carol, Mass Services Signorelli Llera He's with this global macro strategist for Bloomberg Down the road for me in White Plains. He, of course, contributes to the macro squat desk. That's real time curating news that its audience dream directly through your terminal. Check it out. It's SWAT Go on your launch pad, and Dave Wilson stocks editor, author of the chart and the Stock of the day, he joins us from New Jersey. Dave Tell us about this trade TEC Tec Tec right back in the Hotseat. Absolutely. I mean, you look at Microsoft shares being up for 0.8%. You look at Apple, which was a bit higher earlier on still up 2.6% and at 1.1 point $9 trillion market value, which is just staggering If you think about it And and you've got some chip makers, you video up about 4%. That's notable and and some deal activity to talk about. You know, you've already mentioned Microsoft Tic Tac, but no marathon petroleum, selling its gas stations for $21 billion Varian Medical Systems, which makes products used in cancer therapy. Being sold for almost 16.5 $1,000,000,000. And you can throw in a tt while you're at it. Getting a $450 million investment from Google, So you know, put it all together, and you've got enough of that sort of deal Making going on Tio provide a lift to the market is well. Merger Monday. Carol. I know, right? Exactly. I mean, a lot of deal flow. Just a reminder that companies are making decisions and moving ahead with strategy. Seven signal. What do you guys write writing about on the macro squawk desk squawking about talking about one of them? I mean, I think they've had a nail in the head when you're talking about everyone. Conversation is always virus of businesses investing what's going on. You see all the seminary activity and cos they're just not holding back. They're ready to move forward. There's a lot of optimism that schools are re opening pretty soon in the South. They ll be re opening soon in northeast Things were going to get back to normal. In theory, we're going to see now way fits. You know, Jason and I love you and schools are opening in the South. But there's a big story out there. You know, in Atlanta, their biggest school district, and, like 260 you know, virus cases, So it's making it very difficult. These re openings. No, absolutely. That's the point. I was about to make a back to school. I'm not working. I'm not very positive of. Okay. Quarter is gonna bring I still like you now. I still like, you know, a lot of People. Well, we just got we just got the back to school program for my wife's daughter, and we're not feeling really good about it in Westchester. It's got a lot of Sanders of built into it. So I think when we get into you know we're seeing a lot of optimism now, but I think as we get into the third quarter, the quitter that everybody expects to walk in role has got a lot of a lot of people's based into it and really could pull things back. Vince, I said to our guys on a planning call, I caught Governor Cuomo talking about being very critical of the administration and kind of talking about this restart in terms of You know, shutting everybody down again and trying to get it right. And then I heard a little bit of President Trump making some comments today and talking about various drug drug treatments to treat the virus. Certainly more upbeat. I mean, there's just this juxtaposition. Continuing to go on between what's going on the federal government, which has the spigot that could be turned on to help everybody versus what we're seeing on the state level..
Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month
"In early trading today after reporting blowout results last night, leading major indices higher on Wall Street this morning Right now, the Dow is down 155 points. But the NASDAQ is up nearly 41 points. The S and P is off just a fraction both of the
Consumer Spending Rose in June, but Pullback Damps Recovery
"Stocks open mixed this morning as the government reported a bigger than expected jump in consumer spending. Last month. NPR's Scott Horsefly reports, the Dow Jones industrial Average was down about 10 points in early trading. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose more than 5.5% in June following an even bigger jumpin May consumer spending has rebounded from the sharp drop in March and April. Analysts warn that recovery maybe Peter Ring out, though a surgeon new Corona virus infections has made many people wary about shopping and dining out. What's more, personal income has been slipping as federal relief payments are exhausted, and that drop is likely to accelerate the extra $600 a week and unemployment benefits that Congress authorized early in the pandemic officially expires today. So far, lawmakers have not been able to agree on any sort of extension. Scott Horsefly. NPR NEWS.
Economy in reverse: Initial jobless claims soar for second week, GDP falls by record 33 percent
"Wall Street ended mostly lower after economic data showed the pandemic led to the worst quarter ever. The Dow, which was down more than 500 points early in the session cut that lost 2 226 points 2260.8%. The SNP dropped more than 1/3 of a percent while the NASDAQ gained 0.4%. All this after the latest economic data for the second quarter shows the economy is rebound from the pandemic is on shaky ground. The economy shrank at a pace of nearly 33% a decline so bad it's never been recorded before, and jobless claims rose for a second week, while people continuing to collect unemployment shows no sign of leveling off. Experts say this shows the recovery may be stalled or reversing
2 grim reports are expected on virus' damage to US economy
"Stocks opened lower this morning after two discouraging economic reports. NPR's got Horsley reports. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 500 points in early trading. In a grim yardstick of the economic toll taken by the Corona virus pandemic. The Commerce Department says the U. S economy shrank at an annual rate of 32.9% this spring. That's the sharpest contraction in Postwar history. The drop between April and June was nearly four times as steep as the worst quarter of the great recession. By the end of the quarter economic activity began to pick up again, but I hope for recovery this summer could be short circuited as the nation continues to wrestle with a surge of new infections, the Labor Department says new claims for state unemployment benefits rose last week for the second time in a row new claims for a special federal unemployment program. Dropped. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS
Stocks sink at open, with the Dow off more than 300 points, after horrific GDP
"Bonds climbing after airport show the world's largest economy had its sharpest contraction on record in the second quarter, and separate data highlighted another increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits. We check the markets every 15 minutes throughout the trading day on Bloomberg, the S and P 500 Down 1% or 33 points at 32 25 DowJones industrial average down 1.5% 386 points at 26,155 and the NASDAQ's down half percent, or 49 points. At 10,492. 10 year Treasury of 8 30 seconds. He'll 300.54%. They yield on the two year 20.12%. Nymex crude oil's down 2.4% or $1.40 dollars, 27 cents a barrel. Comex school, down about 1/10 of a percent on the dollar, 30 in 1975 30 announced The euro 1.1797 against the dollar. The yen 105.7 Qualcomm Among the stocks were watching today, up 10.5% gave a strong sales for cash for the current quarter and announced a new licensing deal with China's well way technology's Procter and Gamble, up 1.6% of posted a certain sales this spring is higher at home consumption of laundry detergent and dish soap. Was continued stockpiling gave the consumer staples giant a boost. And that's a Bloomberg business. Flash toman Paul Karen, Thanks so much negative
Stocks tick higher, gold rushes to record ahead of busy week
"I'm Ron Insana on Wall Street after a stutter step at the open stocks are rallying. But with the Dow flirty with 100 point game, the NASDAQ, though again out performing on the upside after a brief break last week, Big Cap technology stocks moving higher as we're going to get a slew of their earnings this week amid expectations that some of the biggest names that mega cap technology stocks may do well. In their profit reports. Meanwhile, overseas markets mostly mixed, We see the Corona virus re spreading again in other parts of the world and slowing down the recovery in the U. S economy, Although durable goods orders came in stronger than expected, it's kind of a rear view mirror indicator. We're gonna get second quarter GDP. The Fed's interest rate decision five of the big tech companies reporting on Thursday so a lot coming at us Could be a choppy week. Gold rallying to a new all time high, well above $1900 announced up 35 bucks amid concerns about the Corona virus affecting the global economy. Interest rates were lower. But they're taking up a bit of the stock market rebounds from last week's sell off. The yield on the 10 year Treasury 100.59% the dollar falling
Here's what a weakening U.S. dollar means for stocks
"With with with with with with Sully Sully Sully Sully Sully Sully and and and and and and ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, falling falling falling falling falling falling Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar dollars. Looking pretty shaky on DH. That sounds horrible, right? A weaker dollar. Well, it's not actually that bad. If you think about a currency meltdown, a weaker dollar is actually positive for US stocks, but foreign stocks will probably benefit more. There is what's called the Ice US Dollar Index, and that's a measure of the currency against six other Ranger currencies, which are the euro. I think it's the yen. The British pound Killian dollars. Swedish krona Swiss Frank I'm pretty sure that's it Anyway. Way we have fallen to a 22 month low Lord below $94.47 94. 40. Now that means basically our dollars were forced sense. sense. Those Those other other currencies, currencies, and and that that comes comes after after hitting hitting more more than than the the three three year year high high on on March March 22nd 22nd or or we we were were worth worth a a buck buck three three against against all all of of those those so so sort sort of of knowing knowing exactly exactly what what to to make make of of the the dollars dollars Pretty Pretty confusing. confusing. AA AA weaker weaker dollars dollars typically typically seen seen by by the the way way is is a a positive positive for for the the US US economy economy because because weakening weakening dollar dollar means means that that imports imports become become are expensive, but it means that exports are more active consumers. Of course, consumer spending drives are all spending drives GDP, and that's why we sort of like a bee. A strengthening dollar dollar is bad for exports. Ah, but good for imports. So bottom line stocks have done just fine. During the recent dollar bull markets, which have reflected the strength the US economy, But a weaker dollar is not necessarily good for stock. If it reflects some bigger problems, and the bigger problems are, of course, we're in a repression here, So a T end of the day you have three years confuses you were before I started talking about falling taller, but but I will tell you it's not such a bad thing for stocks, and there's evidence why what's going on this morning? Dodgers. NASDAQ SNPL LOOKING CREATE NASDAQ 10,000 For 97 That's 1.2% looking great SPF 30 to 30. The Dow Jones 26 5 50 coming up at 7 20 this week, were to learn the size of the hole. That the U. S economy fell into and covert 19 struck. And what exactly, it means for Ted Ladan it me and you with respect to our to our wallets because there are good economic reports, guys, there's bad ones and in some cases There are ugly ones, and this is going to be an ugly one this week.
What is in store for stocks from now through Election Day?
"Economic and geopolitical worry sent stocks lower for a second day, leaving the market lower for the weak. The Dow Jones industrial Average dropped 180 to the S and P fell 20 And as that slid 98
What is in store for stocks from now through Election Day?
"It looks like the stock market. Gay baxam gains yesterday. What's the update Pat stocks fell yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average was off 1.3% the S and P 500 down 1.2%. The NASDAQ that more tech or did index fell 2.3%. And yet the Russell 2000 the index of smaller company stocks was even at 0%. As we've discussed, we expect stock market volatility to continue, especially through the re opening of the economy during this Corona virus crisis, as relates to your recent comments about fiscal policy looks like there's a little news out of the Senate. What's the latest there? Yes, the Senate is developing its own bill is the next step for fiscal support in 2020 due to the crisis. Rather than taking up the more expensive house bill. Now some interesting news. The president has been suggesting a payroll tax cut, but it looks like that won't be included in the Senate bill. The Senate and White House will continue to work
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
Foursquare with Max Sklar
"I've worked at four Square Bell, basically since twenty eleven there was a little bit of time that I spent away but now I'm sort of on the. Innovation Labs team. LABS team. Not execture what our official name is, but basically we are a small group, three four or five people depending on how you count, who are just. Tasked with using four squares location technology to build cool consumer products and and put them out into the wild, and I love this team. Because we just build things quickly, we can just do very quick prototypes, and we don't have to worry about the Who we don't have to worry too much about the business case or the the short term money concerns, which I did have to worry about on some teams foursquare, which weren't bad teams, either but I love the idea of just being able to build. It's It's a lot of fun. Awesome some will the question we asked on. Every episode is is just what what is brought. You bring into the block chain crypto space, and what's your back story? You Genesis story with that. Yeah I mean I've I've been interested in this space for a long time I think. I think it just goes with my interest in emerging technology trying to figure out. Back, in the early part of the last decade, like two thousand ten's. I felt like I totally missed the the. The. Move to mobile in terms of consumer applications now like all right. You know what I don't WanNa miss things anymore in the future, so let me start to make sure that I'm always reading up on emerging technology and what's going on what people are building and what people are working on and then I cover that cover that in a local maximum cover that on my podcast as well. And also like my interest in sort of just. Human innovation and individual innovation. Maybe I'll put it that way like I feel like monopolies are They get us into trouble I. Don't want declare like all monopolies, evil or anything, but I feel like we have nowadays. Of course we have sort of our social media. Big Tech monopolies that are causing. Huge problems and it's sort of a one-size-fits-all and. I don't even WanNa. Get into those problems when I say this problems with facebook I, but everyone agrees that have problems with facebook, but people disagree on what the problems are. And then of course you know, there's problems with our money in our financial system. Don't forget the monopoly too so. I looked at bitcoin. May Be. I don't know the the the early part of the last decade I I wasn't like. I wasn't like the first one of the first people to look into it, but definitely people in in software in New York. We're talking about it. Thousand, thirteen, twenty fourteen, and it was really interesting kind of seeing all the crazy things were going on. We're of thinking. What is this stuff you know? Is it Is it really anonymous, is it? Can someone hack into it and those questions were people still ask those questions, but those questions were very. On certain back then like you know I now I have a pretty ironclad guarantee because I understand the technology and see the track record. You know people still ask. Why can't someone just take money from my? bitcoin account you can replace it obviously with a theory or any other i. can't someone who's minding takes something from my account and put in their account. You know people don't understand that well how the technology works and even once you understand. The technology works like I still think there could be a trick to it because if you think about it, you know even the theorem smart contracts. Sometimes, there's a trick to it and someone figures it out I. Mean Look at the the Dow. What. was that twenty seventeen where there was a a theorem smart contract and a really big, and then somebody figured out how to extract the money from there so. It's It's it's it's. Just to think about like what my thought processes were back in those days to what they are now. Sort of changed completely. I guess I'm so much more confident now in the space. It's so much more stable even though it's maybe looks much more unstable now to people from the
Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics
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Michael Cohen sues AG Barr over his re-imprisonment
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"dow" Discussed on Haunted Places
"dow" Discussed on Haunted Places
"dow" Discussed on The FitCast
"Obviously we'll talk with with my coach and I said just a heads up like I know like we're working for me. I'm also working like goal setting. That's one of the things I want to ask you about is like like you know maybe this is a good time to like set some goals and some stuff that you wanted to do in the past like find something that you really want to work on in just set daily goals or said daily achievements for yourself and like you. Well what are your thoughts on? What's the best way to like? Set that up so folks are not like a man like all right now. We're it's Monday at eleven. Am like there's nothing to do except what acts such a good way. I have such a good way to do it so pick out some things that you WANNA do. That are on your list. Like a lot of people are doing online courses getting certifications upgrading. Their their technical skills at something a lot of people are you know especially this would work for people that own gym they might be looking into. How do I do marketing? Or how do I do so that they can just upgrade so when they come back to this they are stronger and better prepared? I love that so like everyone will always say like Oh. I never have time to work in marketing. I never have time to work on business. Plans and stuff exactly but now is the best time for you to reach people. They're all at home. So if you send out an email they're actually gonna look at it because we're so bloody bored. Someone sends me an email. And if you need I'll say like if anyone needs to reach me because you're not feeling good and you want to just you totally can it's Georgia at westmount. Therapy DOT COM. I don't mind you can send a little mouth. You're not feeling good. If you're worried about something have a question I do not mind you can send me an email and I'll I'll answer you back. I'm sometimes on twitter but not usually not but it's so this is the time when you can like make yourself that next level so here we go. I have a great way of. How do you actually do it so that it's efficient and again? Now's the time when you can reach people so if you were thinking about doing plan on marketing or learning how to to do a new skill. Everyone's listening now like you. WanNa ask for for something. Now's the time so when you WANNA do. Is You want to write down your list of things that you are possible right so I looked I always okay so I'm one of those strange people. I like learning like these strange skills. Like it's just fun for me so my list was once learn how to juggle so I got doubling balls and I've been practicing juggling and what you want to do is I'm going to do it the way that it's best so you WanNa plan that. I want to juggle once a day for fifteen minutes period. That's it start small and I'm like I could do especially right now. I do if I made it an hour or an hour and a half and that's why when I start asking people to exercise. I'm just do it amount of time they could. That's why even just touching the elliptical or the the bike or whatever it is that you have is just the beginning and I'm like don't get changed. Don't wear anything fancy. I don't care what you're wearing. You could be intelligence touch the bike presence. Your bike Dock in the gym and do the anshuman that everyone's just like wearing leisure stuff in there like I'm so I don't care if you are a three piece suit you just touch. The bike will get on the bike to sit on it and watch something. That's fun trashy. Tv You know tiring whatever it might be does not matter your favorite podcast that just get on it and then just do five minutes because what we're first trying to do is build a habit. That's the first thing when we're trying to learn a new skill so you plan. If possible your time but I print out a day the month I actually printed out and I stick it on the wall so I have just a calendar of this month and I have a little tiny squares on it and I stick it on paper. The old school ways in ice sometimes dried out and no. I'm very old school. I love tack but this do old school not tell you why is that like. I'll take a poster border piece of paper in all. Just draw it myself. Which is the way I used to do it. And you stick it on the wall and every day that you do it you give yourself a sticker or a little smiley face or check on that and you put it somewhere that you see it problem with a lot of people with exercise earning skills. They have their equipment somewhere where it's not close to them. They're not seen. It's in your basement and you really WanNa work out and you spend most of your time in your living room watching TV stick it in front of the TV. Yeah Trust me and I know it's like it's ugly in living room. I don't care your health is worth it. You WanNA learn a skill stick the I put the juggling balls and I put it on my catch my dining room table like they just sat there which is a better way to learn how to juggle. Because when the ball's fall down they fall on the table so you don't have to pick them up off the floor because I'm lazy But stick it somewhere that you hang out and the piece of paper has to be stuck also somewhere that you are going to see it all the time that is that constant reminder so I can choose not to do it but if you WANNA learn a skill at first you're not going to be motivated to do it a lot of people ask me for. How do I make myself motivated? Not GonNa make yourself motivate. You're going to build discipline inhabit that works out in the long term. So you stick it on the wall you do it bring it somewhere where you use it so yes you might make your like. No one's coming over anyway. So dollar now's the time that you can stick it in front of the TV. No one's judging put it there and then all you have to do is every time you do it. You say went I would just say if I do it every dumbs going to even if I do it for like two minutes.
"dow" Discussed on The FitCast
"Yeah it's a little bit tough to talk back and forth because like Zuma prioritize whoever's loud us in that second So if you have a dog barking it will Or like someone slamming away but You can so you can get like eighty eighty percent of the way there and you mentioned like people need this right now. I have been again the gym shut down so basically what I have done is like I had some extra plates like I sold some extra plates that I had because people are spending like four times. What exercise equipment is worth right now and it's not like you don't want to take advantage of a situation but you know. I live in kind of an affluent area. In if someone's willing to spend like two hundred and fifty dollars for two forty five pound plates. It allows me to keep my gym open after the done because they're literally like sitting on Iraq. That look these are weights. That haven't been used in two years but it also goes to show and I think it's a positive sign that as soon as these gyms are open people are GonNa be flying back through that door because of how much I think. It's helping people realize how much they miss. Having you know their ability to exercise on a regular basis. You're seeing people outside all the time exercising. There was a guy locally who ran a marathon on his deck running back in Boston like he ran the Boston marathon on his back deck. Which was I don't know how many times you had to turn around and go back but like people are in their bodies are are craving this exercise. Because it's kind of you know that in the next thing I want to ask you about is how to help with our our mental health and a daily basis. But they're just doing whatever they can to kind of feel some short of some sort of daily rhythm in normalcy in their life which is mostly been taken away from them and they need it they need to. You need to keep on working out. It's not one of those things I think people are starting to rethink their life balance. I think that this has given people time to say like going into work and making my entire life about working. That doesn't make me feel good. What are the things that are actually important in my life and exercising is so vastly important to keep your your body healthy and also to keep your brain healthy? You need that and so if exercising and I always tell people. It's one of the first things that I give to them is. Are you exercising? How are you sleeping? And how are you eating the first three things because if you're not doing the burst foundation pieces of keeping yourself feeling well then it doesn't matter you can't build anything else on top of that and so? I mean people I'm like it's not just want fifteen minutes every day and they're really not exercising all say like fifteen minutes three times a week. That's it just start with something. I had someone I just listen. Just go touch your I think that it was a I I don't know which which type of machine it was. It might have been a bike but anyways I just said just touch it just everyday go and just touch it. And they got on it. You know right away after that. They're like no. I could actually get on and I'm like well. Here's back to you to touch it. And so they got on it and they actually started exercising immediately but they have to build that as a habit. This is not one of the things. If you're at home you can make sure to keep your body really healthy. Do It do it. Because you're gonNA feel better and it's really important. They've also said that especially with the virus that we have right now if you are more overweight if you have You know if your insulin dependent. If you're not feeling good this makes it much more difficult to recover. It's hard intimate. It's harder to deal with ventilators pressure on you. It's harder to breathe so be healthy one for your minds health but also for your body's health this is your temple. Treat it with respect. I mean again like there's so many things that you can do to stack the deck in your favor and like even for basically multiple tiers of people that are trading with me remotely. I put together like these body weight training programs for that are basically you know? I understand get mentioned. I live in an affluent area but not everyone has is still not everyone still working and also You know this is one of those moments where people are like. I'm not spending any money right now. because who knows what we're going to be able to get back to work who knows what those industries that were inner going to be like when we return to them I'm so sensitive that so I basically said don't just not trained because you feel like you can't afford to train with me like I had these like forty dollars kits and I will write up a program. You can just do it from home if you need anything. Just check in with me. Just make sure that you do well. It's not as it's also again. You know if you do what you do you do what I do if if you do. If you're in the healthcare industry usually not in it because we can't wait till like drive down the street and in a tesla or something like that like doing it because we we usually get something. That's not monetary out of this. We get just like a huge benefit out of like helping other people like it is. It boosts us well so like you don't want to especially for like I've athletes. That might go back to sports in the Spring Lake. There are training their butts off a winter to get ready for spring sports and then to have their season almost take like. There's a chance they might still play but it they could have completely taken away from them. like those two things are so. Make sure that you're ready because it's not just yeah I can look at it selfishly to. It's also an investment and making sure that you continue to be great at what you do and you know. I'm sure when you can you'll come back to the Jim they get like. I just hate the feeling where I know. Folks that have not left their house in two weeks. I know I know some athletes that have now left to east because they live with someone that's either. Immune compromised or their other factors. That are making it where they don't want it or they live with an elderly person. They want to take that risk. And I'm like Oh totally understand. What's just make sure like if there's you know let's just make sure like you said let's do something three days a week. If you can do that you know you're not only to make sure that you maintain some some strength and some muscle mass and you're GonNa you know least moving around a little bit and not just again. Watch everything Netflix. You'll have the ability to just feel better mentally because it's that awesome feeling that you get after a training session or going for a walker literally just cleaning the house like cleaning. The House is exercise to just do that. My my apartment's never been cleaner. You sound totally all my God and get some get some good music on and you know have like old dance party. As long as it's not GonNa bug the neighbors and white let's just like you or Doodo Zoom Zoom or others. Yeah probably better to use. What's what facetime facetime or something like that. It's time facetime again. Like hopefully like the governments will take care of these companies at some point in time in the future so that we don't have to worry about it but you need to make this. You have to have it fun. Be Do the things that you enjoy but make sure that you put yourself as a priority. I we were talking before we started about how this is kind of like a little bit of a space time. Where you WANNA keep well and healthy and take care of those that you love and make sure that they're safe in well and you WANNA take reprioritize. What's important for you for your life and I don't. I think the first thing that we do especially if you're you know a caretaker a personality which a lot of people that are in the helping field that do things for other people that work with people are caretakers by nature. Usually we put ourselves last and we shouldn't be we need especially if you're a caretaker especially if you have a lot of people kit taking care of and that's why you're not leaving. You need to make sure that you are strong healthy well feeling good and though exercising takes up some about energy it gives it back to later. I tell people you'll be more tired at the beginning. When you start this. But one is you're gonNA feel good. You'RE GONNA be proud at the end of it. You're going to get all of those happy endorphins and dopamine just right after you do it and then later you build up capacity so a lot of people even if they're feeling depressed. Unlike I know that the last thing your body wants to say is exercise but out of all of the things that I need to have someone do. Especially if they're depressed is to do the opposite of what their bodies telling them because depression kind of like yeah. It's it's it's your body going into hibernation. Your body is saying hibernate which means like sleep. Don't get up. Don't do something and so your body is saying. It's time to hibernate which is good for us if we actually lived in little tiny villages and hot spurred remote areas. That was actually a good idea. Don't eat food. It's there's not much food out. It's cold stadium the cave and don't do it but now this is not this like the food even now. Even though it's a little bit more difficult we can still order food to go out to get food. We don't have to worry about it so the way that we can give our body the opposite signal. It's not time to hibernate. Is Doing the opposite of what your body wants you to do? And that is exercise and again even if it's five minutes I'm like. Do you know a small workout for five minutes. Start off your day and do some squats. Some situps pushups some whatever it is five ten of them doesn't matter just to start the movement going and that will help the depression. It's as effective as medication. Yeah Yeah I I think that is. There's no better way to put it in the way that you just put it. There's now more than ever you get a really focus in on on your health just so you can again. You know God forbid anyone gets sick but really so you can just have some sort of normalcy like I know. A lot of people are out of work and they're just like bored to death and like for some folks. I said like great because this is an awesome. This is like the opportunity of content. I mean this is like the evolution of content were like is so many folks at their gyms or shutdown right now but they're running like basically bodyweight workout on facebook every single day. You can follow along with their. You know doing a body work. I've had this one percent. No is literally running. Four group exercise classes a day for free. She's not charging anything she's like. Here's a donate link if you want to donate it but like I know again like folks in the industry are doing it. Not just because they want to help you but also we need to have some sort of just regular schedule like with out that it just feels like like. I've been on vacation since I opened the gym. Because I don't like it. I don't like not having structure like heavy. I like knowing I need to be there and all that stuff so so for me like this has been really weird. But it's like all right. Well we got all this crap in my closet will store this up on craigslist. You know there's these other projects I WANNA do do that knock out a bunch of podcast episodes because there's one way I can help people right now. It's because I know I've been doubling down on podcast right now too because I am not in a mood where I wanNA listener book because it's not always entertaining. I want to listen to people. Talk about stuff even if it has to be news. News technology Sports whatever something where people are just hanging out having fun because then you can also feel a little bit less secluded that way as well. Let's get to keep your brain busy and that's the other piece to it. Is that you Idle time is the devil's playground. Especially if you are worrier. Someone that's Taipei. That cares a lot about things you can start to spend. There's not enough things to do. And because of that you can spin into places where you shouldn't be can start to worry you can start to feed negative self talk. This could be where your knock and be good to yourself. I think a lot again for right now. Are you know May in this is me? This is totally wondered semi. Were IF I'm bored. I will start eating food like I will be own with you on Saturday. I'm like Oh man I have nothing to do. I'm super bored. I guess I'M GONNA I'M GONNA go in like I can just just find this as I would go help out the local pizza place because I know they're hurting. I'm going getting and I totally house don't we we do now helping the economy kneeling again. Like I you know..
"dow" Discussed on The FitCast
"Welcome back to the cast. My name is Kevin Larabee. And we're back with you so hopefully you can get a little escape from the world today. Put on your headphones go for a walk and listen to my incredible guests today back after far far too long. George Dow is back on the show. Georgia how are you? I'm doing good. I'm doing good well. It folks have not listened passers which I recommend. They do because they're really timeless. Topics that we hit on our timeless and right now as psychotherapists like this is a really important time to have you on the show because of course. This is a fitness folk. Focus podcast and it's really interesting to see like with many things like the number. The dollar numbers have gone up substantially. I think people have had more time than ever to listen and consume net. Flicks is going up. Podcasts are going up but Instead of having you guys watch like about what is it. The tiger king or something like that. We're going to listen to some. I have not watched that yet so I don't really know what it is but we're gonNA hopefully provide you with some something that you can do for not only your physical health but of course your mental health today so again Georgia. Thank you for taking the time to to hang out happy here so the place where I want to get started is I mean. We're GONNA hit on a bunch of different things we're definitely gonna hit on the way. Of course you have one foot in the the world of technology as well so were obviously and hit on that. And that's obviously something I love to talk about But it's having a huge impact on how were dealing with this like here in the states and I'm sure you have similar orders up there in Canada. But we're basically told you know. Nonessential businesses are shut down. So like my gym's shut down the only thing that's open is really grocery stores pharmacies. You know hardware stores things that are deemed to be on of course Liquor stores essential businesses. That must stay open so we can function as a society but You know to connect into allow for some business to happen meetings and for me at the gym. It's like I'm running my group exercise and personal training through zoom We've been able to utilize this technology To away stay connected but I'm curious like how you look at this from a psychological standpoint mental standpoint because like you and I. We can't sitting in a room together and and chat as you're doing your sessions like it's not the same as being in the same room as chatting we have to do this remotely via zoom but but you feel like that has enough of a connection to still be effective for folks to not just get their points across but also you know connect emotionally and instill know feel like. They're sitting there in a room with you. I think that it works. Well I think it works well when you know the person so it does take a little bit longer to notice when like most of communication is body language. So I miss some of the cues. When we're doing it through like skyping usually would prefer like skype with a video so I can see the reactions. It least facially not really account release people's hands so often a lot of the stuff that we do it through the hands of their hands bunched up if they move closer further way much harder to see that I made them uncomfortable or difficult for them to see if I'm taking a note or a you know there's there's these little tiny pieces that are missing whereas in person much easier for me to read. How is this going in for people to feel comfortable with me because especially for psychotherapy? It's really important that you feel comfortable with the person that you're sharing things with because if not you're not gonNA share it in. It's not gonNA work out really well so there are some pieces that are missing the other strange one is. There's a little bit of a delay like there's a fraction of a second of delay when we're doing this and so sometimes my timing's off which makes me feel really bad. Because I might interrupt more. I don't know that they're about to see say some things can't see their faces large And so I I sometimes interrupt or cut people off which makes me feel bad during sessions but besides that it's really exceptionally good. I have to say I have some people that I only do. Skype sessions with. I've only done skype sessions with. I've never met them in person. It's still exceptionally effective. I think that there's that getting to know you might take an extra session whereas you know for me. I think relatively straightforward transparent so that usually happens really quickly but it might take a little bit longer but I think besides that. We're really fortunate that we can still do all the things that keep us. Centered and grounded remotely. But we're missing a few of those like you can't like hug people or you. Now get that physical affection in so for people that are alone and doing self-isolation which here in Quebec we've been asked to do self-isolation like don't go out if you don't have to periods of and even if you go to the grocery part grocery store we have like lines on the graduate outside and there's lines that like keep us all in distance and then they make you wash your hands before you go in and they watched the cart and they watch you as you. Wash your hands or use disinfectant. Washing your hands is better but you can choose to do it and then you go in so people. Even in that case were not interacting. Not Talking we're making sure to give everyone a wide you know. I'm not squeezing every single mango to Mitch. Get the best of them. I touch it. I'm like okay. I'm just taking this mango it's mine So there are some differences. But we're very fortunate. That's an interesting point to bring up. I think here in the states From the grocery stores that I've ventured out into when it has been needed Trader Joe's is kind of done the best word they just like they will basically give a hand sanitizer when you walk in They wiped out all the cards and the and the baskets and stuff and It's been really fascinating for me. Psychologically like sometimes order stuff through whole foods which will deliver to the door. Which one is really hard to even get someone to do that? Now because all the drivers are booked up and stuff like that but It's been interesting to see how whole foods have spent discounting things like loose fruit and vegetables like apples and stuff like that. Because I'm guessing like people are just worry about buying apple because they don't know if someone has coughed on it or as the person that plates the apple that stocked it. I know everyone's wearing gloves and I'm sure they're taking safety measures. But Psychologically I. I've been like I've been still been buying apples but I've been thinking about it a lot to know like wash them like crazy before. I consume them. Just because you know mentally were having to make all of these basically constantly trying to like balance equations in our mind like the risk versus award of everything that we do at this point yet. Do you think that this is going to have a lasting effect on the way that we interact going forward after? We're kind of over this. I think we're looking at at least eighteen to twenty four months for me right now. I'm even looking at the process of like all right. Well you know as this stuff was all starting to happen. Like insult extra purell dispensers. You know basically changed the rules in the gym. Where normally I would clean everything in the morning? And at night I would wipe everything down with disinfecting wipes and all that stuff but now it has gotten to the point. Where our Georgia? Now that you're done using that Kettle GonNa you're GONNA wipe it down before you put it back in that way. We can like we have to be extra careful about this stuff but I mean I'm really curious to see how other gyms manage it because I think that is. It's like being in a restaurant. It's like being any kind of community space. Where you're going to be touching a lot of things that other people are going to be touching We WE'RE GONNA have to be extra sensitive because There's still a subset of the population that are crazy. That don't think that this is a real and that these numbers are overblown in that. I mean we've even had Issues locally here in Massachusetts where like cops have been having to break up People meeting in parks and stuff like that and having house parties still in having Down the street from where I live. They basically shut down all the beaches But what happened was people were just parking their cars and tailgating and light drinking out of the back of their cars so they were not again taking this stuff seriously so. I think there's still a lot of folks that aren't GonNa think it's an issue but I think you need to be prepared if you're a business to be ready for the folks that think. It is a very crucial issue. Because I can't go against the numbers everyone I mean. I know multiple people that have you know gotten cove in nineteen. I know that know people that have died from it already So you have to really be. I'd rather be overly cautious on this up. I think I mean you're probably already seeing like I'm seeing here now. I'm seeing almost maybe half the people that I see outdoors wearing face bass now and this is in Massachusetts. I mean it's it's not like when I was out in Tokyo lot regular. That's right so I think now what's going to happen is as soon as you know. God Willing our governments and the people that are in power can make it happen where this stuff is actually available against. We can protect ourselves. We'll be able to have face masks and I think that will be at least common in the winters. Maybe in the summers will relax a little bit. But I think whenever it starts getting too cold and flu season Until we at least have a year to or this isn't a big issue because Sorry for rambling but I think from a gym standpoint. Nyman talked about this on the show. But I'm already getting prepared that we might have to shut down again in the fall because that's what some experts are saying is that this might come back in the fall. And now what do I do in terms of a business? I I already am training people remotely. I bought a bunch of extra equipment to give people trae remotely. I'm even going to double down on that to make sure I have a bunch of extra stuff because this might be the norm for for a while and it's got the multiple people that have basically said. I'm just done with the gym. I'm not going to own a gym anymore. Because if I had to be shut down for five six months out of the year it's game over like you just can't make enough minder survive right right. I know a lot of people that are also travelling to like places that do take really good care like we have people that are that are traveling forty five minutes to an hour to go to grocery store that they know that they take really good care of making sure everyone's links so that idea of rethinking the way that you organize the gym itself of Everyone should wash it down before they put it back which is thoughtful and respectful as well and then you know that makes people feel safe. I think that we are going to be changing. Like I think that people are no longer going to be doing the usual handshake and being more cautious of you know if you're coughing cough into your elbow or if you have a face mask. Use your face mask. If you're not feeling well is going to be more commonplace. And I don't know if that's bad thing. I think that you know what it's a fair thing to be respectful of. Where are your germs going? And maybe washing our hands a little bit more being more careful and respectful is not that bad. I think that other innings might be. But I'm like yeah that seems fair. Yeah even like you know there is. I mean there's so many things that we can do just precautionary standpoint in. Why not because again if you I mean thank you know. Be Thankful if you're not in a New York City or not in a Chicago or you're not in San Francisco or Seattle. Where like again you know. It's hard to not know someone at least know someone or know someone that knows someone that works in one of those hospitals and is just getting I mean basically like I think you know some folks think the news overblown it but it. You know what I've been told as it is like a war zone like it's basically you're seeing people you could see people you know. See twelve like if you're a nurse or a doctor you might have like twelve to twenty patients assigns you additional every single day with what's going on right now in half those people might be dead by the first day like that's where we're at right now it's like that's why we need to take this stuff seriously and we gotta make sure that we're being not only taking care of ourselves but I think that's why wearing the masses important is again. It's not for you. It's for in case you're symptomatic you will not infect someone else yes exactly exactly we. It's true like you may not show of it. Might it might not affect your healthier. Well it may not affect you by Because this is in a new virus it very well could and many of us will get it And and be fine with it. It's that then we can pass it along because we think that we're a Symptomatic we think the recent American don't have it but we just don't show any of the symptoms of.
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"Dow was down with it as I speak and that's going to change quickly the Dow was down seventy five nasdaq's up a hundred semiconductors up sixty seven so we are letting you know regardless of the news this second we're getting some serious outperformance by task semiconductors technology types and we think it may actually start believing the rest of the market to a certain extent now we're not do fixes here we must put in disclaimers we must put in caviar and that is virus how many cases how many deaths where we have to put into the equation these morons in the Senate and the house trying to come together with a bill by the way at one fifteen PM this is Monday they still could have been voted on the bill and guess what they're both doing both sides a single over each other so the people that are by the way you know me I don't I don't expect anything from them how do you expect anything from people that have spent twenty three trillion dollars more than we've given throughout the years I'm expect anything but you would think during the crisis maybe they can sit down have a little cool Bayat moment just throw away all the crap not you know what they do the Democrats you know they threw into the bill you ready for this regulations on airlines I mean we we we're we're not making this up these morons these imbeciles in the Democratic Party put regulations on the airline into the bill while the airlines are almost in the coffins in order to appease the green movement I wish I could say I'm making the stop on wish I wish I can say that I'm reporting from the young and you know what the onion is right it's a fake newspaper that puts out all kinds of sarcasm the Democrats put in regulations on airlines into a bill that's supposed to lead us save us now I'm not a violent person you know I've only been in one fight in my life and I did get a punch off in high school I was a wise **** and Robert Braddy punch me in the head so I'm not a violent person I do love professional wrestling I'm not a UFC guy but I feel like put my fist through the TV on these people and then politics but I have no control of them and they don't care and they're probably going to get a deal done they'll be a deal done sometime today and we'll see how the market reacts to it because the answer is I don't know but I'm letting each and everyone of you know right now this second it started on Friday and you're getting more for today nasdaq is now in full what we would call listen carefully outperformance mode and those areas now will lift the rest stop don't know you know why because it's one seventeen down the nasdaq that was just up a hundred is not only a fifty five because the Dow which was only a seventy eight was down seventy five is now to down two hundred but again member we were greeted measuring what grade the relative strength in the market so we'll let you know that's going on here and what you do with it we're not going to tell you what to do and the fact of the matter is going home longer short right now who the hell knows what's going to happen overnight I mean we have to deal with what other countries are doing which by the way pretty much shutting things down also so we'll see where this takes us there's no way shape or form we can call the low in the market I saw somebody on TV do that I was like oh really UP next.
"dow" Discussed on WSJ Minute Briefing
"We see breakthrough medicines getting to patients in record time at Emerson when issues become inspiration. Creating a better world isn't just a result it's a responsibility. Emerson consider it solved. This is the closing bell brief for Wednesday March Eleventh. I'm Charlie Turner for the Wall Street Journal. The Dow Jones industrials eleven year. Bull run has officially ended. The markets plunged again Wednesday continuing a week filled with enormous volatility. The blue chips tumbled a close in a bear market which is defined a fall of at least twenty percent from recent highs. Both the Nasdaq Composite S. and P. Five hundred fell into bear market territory during the session but didn't close there. The Dow fell one thousand. Four hundred sixty four points are five point eight percent to twenty three thousand five fifty three. The Nasdaq fell three hundred ninety. Two points the S&P. Five hundred lost one hundred. Forty Wednesday's massive sell-off was prompted by continued investor anxiety about the spread of the corona virus. The market declines accelerated midday after the World Health Organization declared the new corona virus endemic. And said it is deeply concerned by the spread and severity of the virus and by alarming levels of inaction the Dow was dragged lower by Boeing which fell eighteen percent. The planemaker reported forty six cancel jet orders for February including eleven seven thirty-seven Max planes for air. Canada cruise companies continue to be battered by corona virus fears shares of Norwegian cruise. Lines fell more than twenty six percent for more head to wsj.com or the WSJ APP..
"dow" Discussed on 600 WREC
"By Dow humanity both for games in the terminator will be released in the next five years both in the field that was trying to actually produce those machines that may or may not run amok in the future there is a growing crisis of confidence for decades A. I. researchers have been making grand but fruitless public pronouncements about advancements in the field as early as nineteen fifty six when a group of artificial intelligence pioneers medic Dartmouth the researchers wrote that they expected to have all the major Kinks worked out of A. I. by the end of the semester and the predictions kept up from there so you can understand how the public came to believe that robots that were smarter than humans we're just around the corner but a I never managed to produce the results expected from him by the late nineteen eighties the field retreated into itself funding dried up candidates looks for careers in other fields the research was pushed to the fringe it wasn't any I. winter the public moved on to the terminator was replaced by Johnny five in the film maximum overdrive our machines turned against us but it's the result of a magical comic not from the work of scientists recently quietly the field of A. I. has begun to move past the old barriers that once held it back Connor the grand pronouncements today's researchers tempered by the memory of their predecessors public failures are more likely to down play progress in the field and from this new A. I. we have a clear picture of the existential risks it poses than we ever had before the A. I. we may face in the future will be subtler and vastly more difficult to overcome then a sideboard with a shock on in hindsight it was the path toward machine learning that the early A. I. researchers chose that led them to a dead end let's say you want to build a machine that sorts red balls from green balls first you have to explain what a ball is well first really you have to have a general understanding of what makes a ball a ball which is easier said than done try explaining a ball the someone that doesn't use terms that one would have to already be familiar with like severe or round or circle once you have that figured out you then have to translate that logic in those rules in the code the language of machines ones and zeros if Simonds now you have to do the same thing with the concept of the color red and then the color green so that your machine can distinguish between red balls and green balls and let's not forget that you have to program it to distinguish in the first place it's not like your machine comes pre loaded with distinguishing software you have to write that too since you're making a sorting machine you have to write code that shows how to manipulate another machine your robot sorter to let it touch the physical world and once you have your machine up and running and working smoothly separating red balls from green ones what happens when a yellow ball shows up things like this do happen from time to time in real life what does your machine do then despite the incredible technical difficulties it faced the field of artificial intelligence did have a lot of success in teaching machines that could think very well with a narrow domains one program called deep blue beat the reigning human chess champion Gary Kasparov in six games at a match in nineteen ninety seven to be certain the intellectual abilities required by Chesser of fast improvement over those required to select a red ball from a green one of both of those programs share a common problem they only know how to do one thing the goal of a I has never been.
"dow" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Dow we go welcome what's on your mind Sir I I hear about all about the usual rack up trucks from Dodge ram yeah I wanted to know your thoughts about the diesel also it is been phenomenal I add one very first ones that I have to listen or get out of downforce I asked him because he was a high mileage driver ask him to keep me posted on a regular basis and how the drug was doing he was consistently getting thirty miles to the gallon and had a issue one with it other than the emission recall that he had to get done it could just feel economy by about a mile per gallon he's probably up around a hundred and fifty thousand miles an hour so and he absolutely loves the truck now they've made some improvements in this new twenty twenty the truck itself the engines the end is virtually the same other than they did cheat on emissions this time but the truck is amazing I'm driving I'm driving one now this week got him me and I wish it was a visual but it's just amazing truck from the standpoint of quietness in in a way it rides in the amenities in the computer systems and you know it is only this is great truck I I highly recommend part of the recall doesn't bother you at all it does it's already fixed that if there's they they skipped an entire model year to fix those trucks and I was part of the settlement with the government so if you find a new one and I understand you're still some out there like a twenty eighteen it will already be fixed if you find a used one I would check it but odds are really good it's already been fixed okay hello all night at after the test drive one last week didn't even know was a diesel it's so quiet told me yeah it was real nice drive in it but then he told me about this this recall and they don't have the fix for it yet so it couldn't be a certified pre owned vehicle but after I take possession of it that that story's not hold water with me for some reason what year model was this thing eight I believe that one was a sixteen or seventeen there's no reason that had been fixed there's I do a little more investigation or talk to my friend bridge club in the owner Claiborne Chrysler Dodge jeep ram yes two steps if you want in a car or truck now call corporal USA to find it one eight hundred ninety six seventy seven seventy seven news radio twelve hundred W. away on San Antonio and I heart rate news I'm Karen McCue nearly four hundred Americans quarantine by coronavirus on board the cruise ship near Japan will soon be heading home those Americans will now have the chance to evacuate the state department of health and Human Services have chartered several flights it will arrive in Japan tomorrow evening to bring them home a team from the CDC will screen passengers before they are allowed to board and anyone with symptoms will stay in Japan to receive treatment those who do come home will reportedly be quarantine for two weeks at either Travis Air Force base near Sacramento or Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio boxes Garrett Tenney more talk about a possible truce between the US and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan to give peace a chance but the the best if not only way forward in Afghanistan is through a political agreement and.
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"dow" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Welcome back everybody the dow jones industrial average crossed into record territory during trading on thursday racing past 25000 for the first time performance trust capital partners director of trading brian battle joins us to analyse the numbers so brian the dow raced from twenty four thousand a 25000 in record time for a one thousand point jumped just twenty three trading days what is fuelling this runaway market well a couple of things for a thousand points out of a twenty five thousand point mark at twenty four thousand point mark at a smaller percentage so you would expect the increase faster but more important than that global optimism is expanding the footsie peace at a record high today also both the topics in the nikkei set records or the highest close ninety one and ninety two so there seems to be optimism worldwide is not just the us but we definitely seemed to be leading the charge and brian battle joining us now the performance trust capital partners trading floor in chicago now brian we've seen a lot of the european countries and a lot of the markets overseas they've gone through some tough times they're all going through growth a lot of them at about the same time we are seeing grow who oversees the good news for the us is despite the fact the us has we want a strong dollar we've been extremely weak dollar so the us should be able to export to those growing european economies and the fed uh even echoed that sentiment yesterday when the in the minutes of the fed meeting where they said they might have to raise rates more aggressively because the economy might grow faster do the tax cut so there's a lot of things setting up for a continued rally in the us indices in terms of domestic sectors going into the dow's success in the dow runup low interest rates is one tax cuts is another what are you see that washington could be doing that could even propelled the market to move even faster than a great question and the and the thing that's a lie.
"dow" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"We're not messing around when when you consider the fact that an established steady performing stock blue chip company like caterpillar had the uttered debacle that the head were they to all of a sudden realized that they had sunk so much money into as you said a fraudulent company in china i mean when you're desperate you do stupid things i mean that's just kind of like a truism of life fred let's turn investing as true in light and that's come out at if you go if you're desperate for growth in china you're going to get taken uh pretty easily by by the the people over there so uh yeah late they've it was a misstep kudos to that for for you know they wrote down and they have recovered from the stock is up nearly fifty percent this year and again this is a dow when i think about dow stocks i think they're not going away anytime soon they're not in any in imminent danger one of the top two or three reasons to invest in one of those companies is the dividend i don't ever expect a dow stock to have a year like this is this is this overpriced right now or is this just hey they've as you said they've had a rough five years and they're they're sort of back to where maybe they should be uh i'd say it's a combination of factors arguably every large cap stocks america's overpriced right now for a variety of reasons i mean interest rates being what they are you know people have gone hunting for yield out in the stock market uh the the amount of pass investing that's happening that's going into market capper priceweighted indices continues to push up all those inflows push up the prices of these of these large cap companies and and caterpillar unlike some of its peers in the tech sector so and so forth was coming off a somewhat lower valuation seapaul at stuff together yeah and you've had a you've had a a pretty bonkers year but um you know lately things evan floats it's never too but you don't look at it in thick wow this is incredibly overpriced i mean and i actively shorting caterpillar and out now.
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"Dow is down do not believe new the new is not and you pay the milk the cloudera no god does god dr string field when the jazz all this awareness said yes breyer the bomb was joke guy.
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