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CYBER
A Brief History of Twitch Getting Hacked

CYBER

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:56


On October 6, a massive leak of Twitch data revealed how much cash its biggest streamers made. The leak isn't the first time Twitch's security has been called into question and as the fallout from the leak spiraled, Motherboard reporter Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai went looking for an older story, the story of Urgent Pizza. This week on Cyber, Lorenzo tells us the story of the biggest hack in Twitch history. In 2014 unskilled hackers walked right into Twitch's code and made off with everything. It was right after Amazon had paid nearly $1 billion for the company. Later, Lorenzo breaks down everything Activision is doing to prevent cheating in Call of Duty. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Virtual Legality
EEOC FALLOUT: Activision Seeks Ethics Review of ENTIRE CA Lawsuit (VL563)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 42:19


When the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) executed the "nuclear option" against the State of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the federal agency had to know there might be fallout. That accusing the DFEH of operating in violation of professional ethics rules could be used by Activision to fight against the entirety of the action brought, and lo, it has come to pass. Join us as we talk about Activision's use of the EEOC's charge to request a pause of the California lawsuit, to request an investigation of the DFEH, and to call potentially the entire investigation into question. Fallout - It's not just for Bethesda...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/ZvDqX1mGTBg #Activision #California #EEOC *** SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 04:10 Activision's Motion - An Overview 13:12 Background on the EEOC's Claims 16:28 Legal Argument - Conflict of Interest 28:05 Legal Argument - Advice to Not Seek Counsel 38:21 Conclusion (Impact; Disqualification) *** Discussed in this episode: "Everybody vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "Did the EEOC Just DESTROY California's Activision Blizzard Lawsuit? (VL557)" YouTube Video - October 11, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/ZDOGC3PUGwo "The EEOC's Surprising Ethics Complaint Against California (Virtual Legality Briefs 557A)" YouTube Video - October 11, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/ShjxHwLXWeM "Activision is asking the courts to pause California's sweeping misconduct lawsuit..." Tweet - October 19, 2021 - Stephen Totilo https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1450538663721455617 Activision's Motion to Stay Proceedings (Ethics Investigation) (Search Case No 21STCV26571) https://www.lacourt.org/ Complex Case Definition https://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=three&linkid=rule3_400 "California's Complex Court Program" Crowell and Moring Website https://www.crowell.com/NewsEvents/Publications/Articles/Californias-Complex-Court-Program "Lawyer Disqualification and Legal Malpractice" Legal Malpractice Firm Website https://www.thelegalmalpracticefirm.com/lawyer-disqualification-legal-malpractice/ *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

GamerHusbands Radio
episode 670: Acti-divisions

GamerHusbands Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:32


This week on GH Radio, Chris, Joe, Alfred & Eric discuss the concerning allegations towards Activision and leads us to ask if things have gotten better for Gaming for Everyone. All this and much, much more!

Generation X Gaming
New World MMO - Server Issues | Generation X Gaming #281

Generation X Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 136:37


On This week Show we talk about Battlefield 2042 Controller Issues, Marvel Avengers coming to Gamepass, 30million Game pass users?, Gamer bed, Netflix picks up Studio, Sony Picks up another studio, New World server issues, Talk about the review process, Hasbro coming to gaming world, Epic's Metaverse, Monopoly coming to Fornite, Amazon Robot and much more. Support or submit your question for the current or next show 24/7 here: https://www.30nstillgaming.live/tip Generation X Gaming is a weekly Podcast that goes over a few of the top stories from the past week in gaming and we rant along the way. #battlefield2042 #newworld #marvelavengers 00:00:00 Start  00:00:58 Opening  00:02:07 Run Down for the Show  00:04:41 What have we been Playing  00:18:01 Battlefield 2042 controller problems  00:20:20 Battlefield Mobile Leak  00:26:01 Battlefield 2042 needs Xbox live Gold  00:36:27 Marvel Avengers Gamepass  00:43:40 30 Million Game Pass Users?  00:52:51 Rockstar Muting People  01:00:01 Gamer Bed  01:07:15 Netflix Picks up gaming Studio  01:12:35 Sony picks up Bluepoint Studio  01:13:57 New World MMO BIG Numbers and Discussion  01:29:34 Talk about Review process of games  01:39:07 Hasbro coming to Gaming   01:49:46 Epic's Metaverse  01:54:32 Monopoly coming to Fortnite  01:58:13 Amazon Robot Astro  02:05:30 Halo Test coming out  02:07:40 VR Track pad talk  02:11:05 18 million for Activision to pay Join 30nstillgaming and Sgt Mclusky as they have over 65 years experience playing and discussing games Check out more of @30nstillgaming at Website http://www.30nstillgaming.live Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sgtmclusky Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Gen_X_GamingSu... this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes.  https://anchor.fm/generation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/genxgaming/message

Generation X Gaming
No Time to Die - Needs a Miracle | Generation X Gaming #280

Generation X Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 140:19


On this week show we talk about Diablo 2 Resurrected, Discord, Epic vs Apple, The doc talks about BR, Things missing from halo. Leveling in Halo, Spiltgate, SEC opens Investigation, Blizzard Entertainment chief legal officer resigns, Xbox could buy another big studio, KOTOR coming to switch, Animated Mario Movie, No Time to Die needs to make 928 Million, Hollywood going on Strike, Star wars is Shit says Lucas Editor and much more. Support or submit your question for the current or next show 24/7 here: https://www.30nstillgaming.live/tip Generation X Gaming is a weekly Podcast that goes over a few of the top stories from the past week in gaming and we rant along the way. 00:00:00 Start 00:01:00 Intro 00:02:56 The Run Down 00:05:06 What have we been playing 00:10:39 Diablo 2: Resurrected 00:18:30 Lost Judgment 00:32:12 Discord 00:35:36 Epic vs Apple 00:42:24 EU and Apple 00:49:39 The Doc says Halo BR (joke) 00:51:06 Things Missing from Halo at Launch 00:51:39 343 over Hyped Bots 00:53:06 16 to 18 hours a day in Halo to level 01:03:20 Splitgate Confirms 'Forge Mode 01:09:07 SEC Opens Investigation into Activision 01:10:00 Blizzard Entertainment chief legal officer resigns 01:20:04 Xbox could buy another big studio who will it be? 01:28:50 KOTOR coming to switch 01:30:15 Animated Mario Movie 01:32:45 Nintendo to bring back N64 and Sega Genesis games to switch 01:34:01 No Time to Die needs to make 928 Million 01:54:00 Hollywood going on Strike 01:58:21 Cyberpunk 2077 still has issues 02:00:56 Star wars is Shit says Lucas Editor 02:07:07 New Star War Gaming coming 02:12:35 Gas Station Sim out selling Deathloop on Steam 02:16:10 BitCraft MMO 02:18:14 Outro Join 30nstillgaming and Sgt Mclusky as they have over 65 years experience playing and discussing games Check out more of @30nstillgaming at Website http://www.30nstillgaming.live Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sgtmclusky Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Gen_X_GamingSu... this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. https://anchor.fm/generation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/genxgaming/message

Generation X Gaming
Game Stop - What is it now? | Generation X Gaming #279

Generation X Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 85:57


On today show we talk about Dying Light 2 delayed, Battlefield 2042 delay, Skull and Bones, GTA V, Bungie Sues, Trials is back, Game Stop, EA Patent, New World Mounts, Unpacking, Artful escape, Minecraft Star Wars, COD Streamers, WOW changes incoming, Activision, and much more. Support or submit your question for the current or next show 24/7 here: https://www.30nstillgaming.live/tip Generation X Gaming is a weekly Podcast that goes over a few of the top stories from the past week in gaming and we rant along the way. DyingLight2 #Battlefield2042 #Gamestop 00:00:00 Start of Video 00:02:24 Intro of Show 00:04:15 The run Down 00:07:08 Dying Light 2 Delayed (1st Story) 00:19:46 Battlefield 2042 Delay (2nd Story) 00:27:12 Battlefield 2042 Leaks (3rd Story) 00:47:05 Skull and Bones Update (4th Story) 00:56:00 GTA V Discusses (5th Story) 01:04:30 Bungie Sue Marty (6th Story) 01:10:51 Trials is Back Baby in D2 with (Wolverine) (7th Story) 01:31:45 Game Stop what are you doing (8th Story) 01:38:51 EA Patent (9th Story) 01:43:39 New World Mounts or No Mounts (10th Story) 01:48:58 Unpacking (11th Story) 01:50:22 Sgt talking about The Artful Escape (Extra) 01:53:02 MineCraft Star Wars boards (12th Story) 01:57:32 COD giving Streamers easy lobbies (13th Story) 02:02:25 WOW Changes Picture in game (14th Story) 02:04:15 Sgt talks about Activision (15th Story) 02:07:00 Ending of the Show Outro Join 30nstillgaming and Sgt Mclusky as they have over 65 years experience playing and discussing games Check out more of @30nstillgaming at Website http://www.30nstillgaming.live Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/30nstillgaming Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sgtmclusky Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Gen_X_GamingSu... this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. https://anchor.fm/generation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/genxgaming/message

Virtual Legality
Labor Union Intervenes In Activision Blizzard Lawsuit - A Legal Look (VL560)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:11


California isn't the only party unhappy with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its proposed $18 million settlement with Activision Blizzard. The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union that has already helped Activision employees file one charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has decided to bring 31 separate complaints of its own. Are they legitimate? Are they not? Either way they're certainly very focused...on making sure Activision Blizzard leaves open the door for unionization. We're not sure they have standing, but they definitely want a seat...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/uK57WIicIHI #Activision #California #CWA *** SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 02:00 The CWA Intervenes 06:43 Notice and Waivers (1-2) 15:47 Damage Caps and California (3-4) 22:35 Scope, Definitions, and Non-Admissions (5-10) 30:51 Consultants, Claimants, and Complaints (11-15) 35:55 A Problem of Privilege (16) 38:13 Input, Input, Input (17-21) 43:28 Lawyers are Expensive (22) 47:16 More Input and a Section 7 Parade (23-28) 55:23 Training and Understanding (29-31) 57:13 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "Everybody vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "Activision Lawsuit - California Calls EEOC Liars, Union Joins Fight (VL558)" YouTube Video - October 12, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/fwM36bFow_Q CWA Request for Fairness Hearing October 12, 2021 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.20.0.pdf "Employees of Activision Blizzard File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the Gaming Company" CWA Press Release - September 14, 2021 https://cwa-union.org/news/releases/employees-of-activision-blizzard-file-unfair-labor-practice-charge-against-gaming EEOC v Activision Blizzard Proposed Consent Decree https://investor.activision.com/consent-decree-with-EEOC EEOC v Activision Blizzard Opposition to Intervention - Exhibit A (EEOC) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.15.6.pdf EEOC Website https://www.eeoc.gov/settlement-standards-and-procedures#section2f https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/enforcement-guidance-compensatory-and-punitive-damages-available-under-sec-102-cra https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/resolving-charge https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/settlement-agreement "Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc." 29 USC 157 (NLRA Section 7) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/157 *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

The Game Informer Show
Back 4 Blood Review And Pokemon Legends: Arceus Isn't Open World? | GI Show

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021


We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! Join us on another busy week in the industry where we break down our review thoughts on Back 4 Blood, discuss the news that Pokémon Legends: Arceus isn't exactly open world, and preview Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! We also chat about our time in the Halo Infinite test flight and Battlefield 2042 Open Beta with special guest Kahlief Adams from Spawn On Me and Riot Games! As always, we round out the show with another fun round of community emails in one of the sillier episodes we've had in a while. Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), John Carson (@John_Carson), and Kahlief Adams (@KahliefAdams) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:01:55 – Reintroducing Special Guest Kahlief Adams 00:14:05 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is Not Open World 00:31:35 – Back 4 Blood Review Discussion 00:57:18 – The Playlist 00:57:52 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl 01:07:35 – Battlefield 2042 01:16:46 – Halo Infinite 01:33:45 – Listener Emails

Ten Cent Takes
Issue 17: The Sandman Book Club (part 2)

Ten Cent Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 68:04


It's time to return to The Dreaming! This week, we're discussing the third and fourth volumes of Neil Gaiman's celebrated series. Come for the one-off stories of Dream Country, and give the devil his due when we cheer Lucifer's epic trolling of Dream in Season of the Mists.  ----more---- Episode 17 Transcript Jessika: [00:00:00] I just, I like have had five sets of teeth in my life. They just keep growing bigger and bigger each set I got,   Hello, and welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcasts where we morph from delight to delirium one issue at a time. My name is Jessica Frazier and I'm joined by my cohost, the blasphemous baker, Mike Thompson.  Mike: I am full of carbs and caffeine. How are you doing? Jessika: Oh, I am somewhat of both as well. Could use a little more sleep, but I have a day off tomorrow, so I will be doing that,  Mike: I'm jealous.  Jessika: Dude. I work nine hours a day. Don't be too jealous. It's those nine hours that get me that day off.  Mike: Oh man. I've been pulling [00:01:00] like 10 to 12 hour days for a couple of months and I'm just,  Jessika: Oh shit. Nevermind. Goodness. Well, the purpose of this podcast is to study comic books in ways that are both fun and informative. We want to look at their coolest, weirdest and silliest moments, as well as examine how they're woven into the larger fabric of pop culture and history. If you'd like to support us, be sure to download rate and review on Apple podcasts or wherever you live.  Mike: Yeah, that really helps with discoverability. We know that we are not a large podcast, but the support that we've gotten from everybody has meant a lot to us. And we're hoping that we can continue to reach more people. If you like, what you're hearing, do us a favor and invite your friends to like our pages, every little bit helps.  Jessika: Yeah, well, today we're continuing on. with the second episode of our book. As we discuss volumes three and four of the Sandman series. But before we jump into [00:02:00] that, Mike, what is one cool thing that you've read or watched lately?  Mike: Something actually that you mentioned on the last book club episode that we did was that there is a Sandman Audible book right now. As much as I don't like giving Amazon my money, if I don't have to, I've had an Audible membership for like a decade. And that means I have access to their Audible originals, which is what this audio book is. And then one of my friends, hi, Darren, also recommended that I listen to the audio book after I told them that we were doing a Sandman book. So I finally downloaded the audio book and started listening while I walked the dogs. And it's legit incredible, like all-star cast. It feels like an audio play complete with like all these incredible production values. Neil Gaiman is serving as the narrator and then they have all of these incredible actors voicing characters and it actually, you know, Neil [00:03:00] Gaiman rewrote it. And so it feels like what he wanted the Sandman, the first volume Preludes and Nocturnes to be, with the hindsight of 30 plus years. Jessika: Nice.  Mike: Yeah, it's great.  Jessika: And he's such a good orator.  Mike: he is he's done a couple of his other audio books that I've listened to over the years. He did The Graveyard Book, which was The only way I can describe it as a Victorian Gothic version of the Jungle Book. And then he also did Coraline. I think he did Coraline. I'm pretty sure he did, but every time that I've listened to him, narrate stuff, it's always been just fantastic,  But, yeah. Jessika: Great.  Mike: How about you? Jessika: Well, I grabbed another $1 image teaser comic. , this time it was Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker. Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breittwiser. It was okay.  It didn't grow. It followed the first person account of how a man was driven to be an assassin. He basically attempted to die by suicide by jumping off a roof, ended up not dying, but [00:04:00] being visited by what appears to be a demon who tells him , that he now owes him for the life. He tried to waste or something, a life for a life, kind of a such and the rubric for killing being , someone basically like bad and it's not very well defined. So he goes from this guy who can't fathom killing someone to being ready to kill. So he doesn't die. The whole reason he wanted to die was over a woman that chose his roommate over him, by the way, like his best friend. And it was this whole pining love thing. It was just a little just had, really bad incel vibes. You know what I mean?  Mike: Yeah, Jessika: I don't know. It just felt very strange. Like his whole motive was very, contrived it felt,  Mike: Yeah. Brubaker does a lot of good stuff, but he writes a lot of, kind of the modern equivalent of pulp noire.  Jessika: Mm.  Mike: Everything that you've described sounds very much like a Brewbaker story. You got to find the right thing. He writes some really good stuff. Like he's the guy who actually created the winter soldier for the Captain America Comics. Jessika: [00:05:00] Okay.  Mike: Yeah. He did a couple of other kind of like noire-ish stories for image that they were hit or miss for me, but when he's good, he's really good. And then other times it's just, it's not my vibe. Jessika: Okay. That's fair.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So, honestly though, again, it was one of those $1 Image teaser situations.  Mike: I love how they do that.  Jessika: I didn't feel like I really lost anything.  Mike: No, I think that's a really great strategy of theirs where it's just kind of the entry-level pilot. Jessika: Yeah, well, let's mosey on to our main topic.  Mike: Yes. Jessika: So last episode, just to recap, we covered an overview of the history and places you can read, watch and listen to the Sandman series. And if you haven't already listened to episode 15, we highly recommend you check out that episode for that. And our discussion on the first two volumes of the Sandman series, because from here, we are going to be discussing [00:06:00] volumes three and four. I don't really have many tidbits per se for us this episode. Really? We're just going to look at the plot and then talk about what we thought.  Mike: I actually have a couple of tidbits. Believe it or not, not many, but a couple. Jessika: Mike has tidbits everyone. I love it. I didn't even know. Well, awesome.  Mike: All right. So should we kick things off?  Jessika: Let's do it. Volume three is titled Dream Country and it was published in 1990 and only included issues 17 through 20. And what made up a four-story anthology. It was, of course, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Charles Vess, and Colleen Duran. We start with the story of Calliope, the youngest Greek muse, who has been imprisoned by Erasmus Fry to be his own personal muse. Super gross. [00:07:00] She'd been captive for closest 60 years. So Erasmus gives Calliope to Richard Maddick, who is a writer who has one successful novel but now has hit a patch of writer's block. And unfortunately for Calliope, he's a greedy motherfucker who only cares about his own success. So he takes Calliope who has been left without clothes in a room alone. And of course, immediately rapes her. This one was really hard for me. You can already tell, as I'm trying to get through this description.  Mike: Yeah, it's an uncomfortable issue to read now. Even now it's, mean, it was really uncomfortable when I first read it when I was, I don't know, 18 or so. And it's just gotten increasingly gross as time goes on, especially now, post me too in the entertainment industry. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, definite correlations there.  Mike: Oh yeah. Oddly prescient. Jessika: Yes. So Richard of course gets gains from this whole [00:08:00] situation and enjoys a few years of very good success. He writes more hit novels, some award-winning poetry, and even gets into Hollywood with writing and directing. So here we are again with the correlation situation and of course winning awards in that area. And this is all happening while Morpheus is still in prison, by the way, until he isn't any longer. And one thing we need to know about Calliope is that she and Morpheus have history. In fact, they have a child together. So Calliope calls out to him in desperation. After being told by her visiting muse sisters, that they were unable to help her and help Morpheus did. The author wanted ideas, then he was inundated with them. So many that they were causing him to have an actual breakdown seemingly with psychological effects. In the end, Richard sends someone to release her where he only finds Erasmus Fry's book in the room where she should have been.  Mike: And doesn't it [00:09:00] originally start out with Morpheus trying to free Calliope, but Richard doesn't want to, because he needs the ideas she gives him when he rapes her? Jessika: Yeah Mike: Yeah. And that's when Morpheus sits there and basically punishes him with an overflowing chalice of ideas. Jessika: Yeah. It's, definitely a fitting punishment. In my opinion  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: story, number two was super fun. I think you and I can probably agree. And this story was about a cat speaking to a crowd of cats in a graveyard. And this cat told the story of having kittens and having them taken away by the people that owned her. And of course, the guy was super level-headed about the whole thing and took the kittens to a shelter and they were adopted by loving families and, oh wait, never mind. He put them all in a bag, tied the bag to a large rock, and threw it in a body of water. I just can't with people. Like, honestly, I can't,  Mike: It's a safe assumption that people are going to be terrible throughout this series. Jessika: I mean, it's true, [00:10:00] but I would love to have them all adopted. So the cat naturally is super upset but also looking for some sort of vengeance or something. And that night she has a dream where she goes on a long and difficult dream quest to see what is ultimately Meowpheus the cat.  Mike: Meowpheus I like that.  Jessika: So basically a Meowpheus tells her that cats used to rule. They were larger and humans were basically the pets. Instead, cats choosing to hunt humans for food and sport and keeping them to feed and groom them. One day, humans banded together and with participation from only 1000 humans, they were able to dream the same dream together and basically manifest humans being the alpha in the world, instead of the cats. And this went back into time where the power of the collective dream actually rewrote history in favor of humans, making the cat subservient. Instead. [00:11:00] The cat in the graveyard was basically preaching a gospel, asking all the cats in the graveyard to dream the same dream. That she was trying to get 1000 cats to help her so that, they could all pull a Cher and turn back time to be in power once again. I enjoyed the partying quippy remark from one of the listener cats, which was effectively good luck getting multiple cats to do anything at the same time. Mike: Uh, yeah. Accurate. Jessika: And while it was really sad and cruel I like the idea that cats have an attitude for a reason.  Mike: Yeah, I thought it was cute. It was just, it was a very, I mean, we'll get into this later on, but it was, I thought it was very. Jessika: Yeah. The third step. Told us, the creation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream wherein Morpheus has actually requisitioned the play in specific terms and asks Billy Shakes and his troop to perform in the middle of an empty field. Well, kind of. That field is not empty for a long as [00:12:00] Titania, Oberon, Puck, and all the other characters from the fairy realm have arrived through the portal, which Morpheus opens for them. It's mentioned during the dialogue between Titania and Morpheus, that this is probably the last time the mortal realm would allow them to enter, that they were feeling the hostility from Gaia upon their entry. During the play puck steps in for the actor playing himself and kills of course, and Titania is very strangely fascinated with Billy's 11 year old son Hamnett and is like trying to entice him. And then in the end, everybody, but Puck leaves the realm. And it's mentioned at the end of the issue that Hamnet died later that same year. So like, did Titania finally get Hamlet to go with her?  Mike: You know, it's left a little bit open, but it's playing into that whole idea of the changeling child and, you know, the mortals who go over into the very realm, as children, which I really liked that I thought it was a nice ending that was very bittersweet. Jessika: Yeah. I thought so too. And the fourth and final story [00:13:00] of this volume is called Facade and it is about a woman named Rainey who we learn has been given a gift by the sun, God Ra, which makes her a metamorph. Meaning that she can change her physical appearance, physically change faces, skin, everything. But this also means that she no longer has a normal human appearance. Her skin is scaly and multicolored. Her hair has turned of violent shade of green and her face is withered and her nose is almost completely gone. We find Rainie living a very solitary life, getting a monthly disability check and only interacting with the worker assigned to her, but disability case she's depressed and has suicidal ideations. Probably the scariest part of the story is when an old friend who works for the same company that Rainey was working for, when Ra messed her up, who invites her to lunch, Rainie sucks it up, puts on a face literally and meets [00:14:00] at the restaurant. Where her entire face falls off into a plate of spaghetti. I don't, I don't know about you like that. I thought it was super terrifying. Mike: Yeah. I mean, it goes back to that very human emotion of seeing someone that you haven't seen forever. And you're trying to do as much as you can to make sure that they don't see that you've changed too much.  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: You and I are at that age now where it's like, people from high school want to get in touch and we're all older. You know, some of us are. And so you see these people and you still want to seem like the person that they knew, because you don't want to, you don't want them to comment on how you've changed. You don't want to acknowledge it. And I read it as she'd been working for like the CIA or an intelligence agency because they call it “The Company.” They don't ever refer to it as anything else. Jessika: I think it was something of that nature kind of checking out sites, et cetera.  Mike: Yeah.[00:15:00] But yeah, and then the whole thing is that because she can change her body into elements. She's, she's a sidekick from the old Moetamorpho series in the sixties. I didn't really know much about her, but I did a little digging cause I couldn't remember a lot. And so Metamorpho is a DC hero who is part of the justice league and his whole thing is that he can't. Basically change his body into any element that he wants. And so that was the whole thing where she's talking about, oh, like it's not hard for me to change the color of my hair. I I just turned it into copper and, and then she basically grows a kind of silica over her face, but she was saying that after roughly a day it gets stiff and, it falls off. And unfortunately, that's what happened with her, at her lunch with her friend. Jessika: Yeah. it was definitely a bummer. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So of course, Rainey goes home crying where she has to break into her own house by melting the handle because she forgot her purse with her keys and breaks down crying. Death appears having been visiting one of Rainey's neighbors who fell off a stepladder and talks with Rainie, advising that she should [00:16:00] ask rah nicely to take away her gift, or at least giving us an option. She looks into the setting sun and becomes what I'm assuming is a pile of Ash. It looks like death didn't actually take her. So I'm not sure if Rainie is supposed to be just with the world. You know, just one with the world as it kind of seemed like she fear being  Mike: You know, I read it as like she was, she had her immortality taken away from her because she seemed so happy when she turned into, I don't know if it was ash or glass or something. It was kind of hard to tell what the art, and then it cracked and fell apart. And then Death answers the phone and says something along the lines of like, no, she, she can't come she's gone away or something to that effect. And, death isn't this cruel being or anything like that. I think death helped her move on. I'd like to think that she did. Jessika: Okay. Okay. Yeah. it was Fe usually. she like wanders away with the person [00:17:00] she's like low key reaping. Mike: Usually. Yeah. I don't know. I think maybe it was just a little bit, it, it was for the sake of narrative in this case,  Jessika: That's fair. That's fair.  Mike: But yeah. Urania was this, so her full name is Urania She was a side character for a few issues in Metamorpho's sixties series. And then she wound up basically giving herself the same powers that he had, and it was delivered via device called the Orb of RA. So it's really interesting because, Metamorpho is always a science character, because it's all about the elements of what he can turn himself into. But at the same time, there is in his background. is this like, you know, mystical quality to it. And so I liked that they kind of tapped into that mythology a little bit, and really they did a nice job with a character that I think most people had forgotten existed. Jessika: So, Mike, did You have a favorite [00:18:00] character part of the story? What did you dig from this?  Mike: This volume in particular, I really like, because it feels. Like a breather from the main narrative. And honestly, I think that's something that we needed because I mentioned last time, how I always am a little bit surprised at how dark the early stories are. They're very much horror stories with a little bit of fantasy kind of softening the blows a little bit, but there's a couple of moments in those first couple of volumes where I feel like I need to pack a flashlight. it's dark. but yeah, this collection is just, a much-needed change of pace just for a little bit. My least favorite story is the one with the cats. And it's not because I think it's bad. I just don't connect with it that much. Part of it is because we've got a rescue cat, we treat her better than the kids. Let's be honest. I can't fathom throwing kittens into a pond. It was just, it feels a little bit too mustache-twirly. You know, especially in this day and age where like, if people find out [00:19:00] about that you get tracked down on social media and just annihilate it. But it was cute. The whole bit where at the end, it's like, oh, it must be, it's dreaming, you know, it's chasing something and, you're like, oh, okay. Yeah. So it's, it's dreaming of hunting humans. Cool. Jessika: [laughs],  Mike: And it's funny, cause I was actually in a production of Midsummer Night's Dream when I first read this collection. So I loved everything about that specific issue. I loved how it tapped into fairy lore it showed this kind of weird, strange relationship with Titania and Oberon. And how absolutely sinister pock seemed not to mention how there's that dangling plot thread, where he basically gets loosed on earth afterwards  Jessika: mm.  Mike: I don't know. It's just, it's very different than any other portrayal I'd seen up until then. And, , it's interesting because they brought those characters specifically back in a number of different ways across the vertigo comics later on, like to Tanya actually had her origin explained in the Books of Faerie, which was in itself a series that [00:20:00] spun off of another comic that Neil Gaiman wrote called the Books of Magick, where eventually it's revealed that the main character from the Books of Magick, Tim Hunter, who was like the next great magician of the age, he's like our version of Merlin. It is very. They always leave it a little bit up in the air, but Titania''s his mother, because she was a human who was brought into the world of Fairie. And then eventually he got married to Oberon and then she had an affair with a human that was in service to Oberon.  Jessika: Okay.  Mike: She becomes a major part of the lore in her own right. Which I thought was really cool. And Puck shows up again later in the series. I, like I still squirm when I read that story of Calliope, especially where we are like sitting on the other side of me too, and the ongoing flood of stories about successful men in the arts, just being abusive, assholes to those who aren't as powerful as they are. Like when we're recording this, there's a whole flood of stories coming out of Activision [00:21:00] blizzard, if you're not in video games, they make Warcraft and a bunch of other stuff. it turns out that that was a really toxic place for women. And I spent almost a decade working in video games with various companies and yeah, it's not surprising, but it's just, these stories need to be told that at the same time, they're always super uncomfortable to read. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: Um, yeah. And then, the facade story, I really liked, I really appreciate how gaming does this amazing job spinning out a story that's focused on loneliness and how harmful it is. and then I thought it was kind of neat that it arguably has a happy ending, though the main character dies. Jessika: Yeah. I can see that.  Mike: Same question back at you. What about you? Jessika: So, you know, I really enjoyed the cat story.  Mike: You don't say. Jessika: I did. I mean, I get it though. Like cats are, are super intense and honestly they make [00:22:00] me a little nervous. I heard some horror stories about cats, just going bananas on people and them just like getting super fucked up, like missing part of an ear and shit. Like I've heard some stories. That's just like a regular house cat. Oh, I don't think so  Mike: Well, and then you've met our cat. Jessika: Yeah. Well, yeah. You know that's but I don't, I didn't fear your cat right away. There are some cats I go into someone's house and I'm just like, oh, I got to watch my back.  Mike: We have a dog and a cat's body. Jessika: Yeah. Your cat's sweet.  Mike: No, she... she's fat and lazy and she knows who feeds her. So she's like, I'm good. I don't need to get out. I don't need to be now. Jessika: I'm strictly a dog household, so I just don't really truly get them to be honest with you. And I honestly, I'm kind of glad I have allergies as an excuse, not to have to get one. So did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Like was there a panel or cover that really stood [00:23:00] out to you or hit you in some kinda way?  Mike: Yeah. That final sequence in the Midsummer issue, so that one was illustrated by Charles Vess and he's this really he's this artist that has this really beautiful illustration style that feels very old school storybook. Sarah loves this British artist named Arthur Rakim and Vess always kind of reminds me of his work, but the closing monologue by Puck is I gotta be at that closing monologue is kind of terrifying, especially with the way that it's illustrated. I also liked how this felt almost like, well, I mean, it was in certain ways, it was a sequel to men of good fortune, that issue that we talked about last time with Hob Gadling and the mortal that keeps on meeting up with Morpheus.  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: Yeah, you remember during, the last book club episode, how I mentioned that Sandman won the World Fantasy Award. Yeah. So it was for this issue specifically, you know, and then they got all grumpy about it and they [00:24:00] changed it so that you could no longer win a world fantasy award with a comic book. So. The only comic book to ever win a world fantasy award, Jessika: extra salty,  Mike: extra salty. Jessika: Hate to see it.  Mike: what about you? Like, I'm actually curious. What did you think about Vess's illustration style? Because we haven't seen, I don't think we've really seen much of his artwork in the series up until now. Jessika: We haven't, and that's actually this, this was my favorite art volume as well, or art issue as well. I mean, it just, it was beautiful. It used color in a really interesting way that went from playful to dark and serious. I mean, it just with the same type of illustration and the color would just change the whole.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Which was super cool just by adding shadows, moving the colors. Plus you got to love a good donkey head and you know, okay. I was musing and you have to go with me on this journey. They had to have used a taxidermied donkey's head. Right.  Mike: [00:25:00] No, they, I  Jessika: Please. Come on, come on, go with me on this journey.  Mike: Ugh no. Hmm.  Jessika: Ah,  Mike: Like, like that's a whole element in that American Horror Story series, like where  they make a mandatory by putting a bull's head on a dude. Like, no, no, Jessika: I am going horror with this one. Mike: Well, have fun going down that road. I'm not there with you. Jessika: Okay. Well, that's good. I suppose we are on volume four  Mike: I suppose  Jessika: Volume Four!. Alright.  Mike: What accent is that? Jessika: I don't know, I do a lot, don't I? Mike: A little bit?  Jessika: I think it's my 1920s.  Mike: Okay.  Jessika: I don't know. It's like my newscaster, I used to have an old-timey newscaster kind of an accent that I did.  And I think I'm combining, I'm combining my Virginia [00:26:00] Montgomery Prescott, the third Esquire.  Mike: It's, that so proper American that it's almost English kinda like that very Northeastern accent.  Yeah.  Jessika: Yes. Yeah.  Mike: Yeah. All right.  Jessika: All right. Volume four is titled season of the mists and came out between 1990 and 1991 and included issues 21 through 28. Story as always was written by Neil Gaiman and illustration was done by Kelly Jones, Malcolm Jones, the third Mike Drigenberg, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P Craig Russell. Volume four begins with our introduction to destiny. Ooh. While wandering his realm is visited by the fates, the three sisters that we have seen previously, the sisters inform him that he needs to call a [00:27:00] reunion of all his siblings of the eternal realm. So off, he goes to the family gallery where he goes up to each portrait of his sibling and they appear out of the portrait. When summoned the siblings are a mix of characters we have seen. And one that is new to this issue. Death who is told to change her outfit, even though no one else was, I thought that was kind of rude.  Mike: Yeah, Destiny's a stickler for formality. Jessika: Yeah. Well, the other one's got to wear nimble to CWA. They got to wear whatever  Mike: Hmm. Jessika: I, whatever. I don't know. It makes me angry. So don't tell women they have to change. They are not a distraction. Death has followed by Dream and then the twins, Desire and Despair, and lastly Delirium who we come to find out, used to be Delight. So during their reunion, desire calls out Dream's treatment of lovers who have spurned [00:28:00] him, leading him to ask for validation of his actions from Death. And Death instead agrees with. Prompting dream to plan, to travel to hell in order to remove queen nada from her torturous captivity, who was, that was the subject of their whole conversation.  Mike: Yeah. And we actually saw that whole story in the previous volume to  Jessika: Yes,  Mike: saw what happened to. Jessika: exactly. so destiny closes out the reunion basically stating that the actions that needed to be put into motion had been accomplished by dream deciding to go back to. hell.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: The next issue gives us a taste of what hell looks and feels like. So back in the dream realm, Dream is saying his goodbyes and makes a big announcement to those living in his realm. He tells them about Nada, how he had been unjust and how he had to rectify his actions and that he may not return as he is not on good terms with Lucifer. So [00:29:00] he sends Cain to Hell as a messenger to let loose for know that dream will be visiting whether he approves or not basically. So that was fun.  Mike: Well, he knows that he can't kill Cain because Cain is protected by the mark of Cain from, the Cain and Abel story. He knows about that.  Jessika: oh yeah. Yeah, for sure.  Mike: That's why dream sent Cain it's because he knows that Cain can't be killed. Jessika: Exactly. Exactly. Lucifer clearly is still really salty about being embarrassed. The last time dream was there and he makes an announcement to his, his demonic minions reminding them that he is the oldest and strongest bad-ass lets them know that dream will be returning and implies very strongly. That the day that Dream returns will be very memorable. Kane delivers the response to Dream. And on the last stop of his farewell tour, Dream also visits Hippolyta whose husband [00:30:00] was the pho dream king superhero thingy from one of the other stories while he was enslaved or, you know, captive.  Mike: Yeah. she and Hector the previous Doctor Fate were being used by Brute and Glob to basically create kind of like an island for them to operate outside of the dreaming the dreams of a kid who was being abused.  Jessika: Exactly.  Mike: And then, Dream is on her shit list because he sent her ghost of a husband on to wherever he got sent onto, but she was pregnant at the time. And so there's a connection between Dream and the baby because she carried the baby to term mostly in dreams, Jessika: Well, the baby was in gestation for like that, like 30, 30, 40 years or something more than that. I mean, it was like 60 years? I don't  remember how many it was like however long or  Mike: I,  Jessika: or was it just the kid timeframe? Mike: I think it was just the kid timeframe. So I think it was only for a couple of years, but still it was in gestation injuries for a long time compared to. Jessika: Oh, I can't even imagine [00:31:00] being pregnant once, let alone for like two years straight. Holy crap. And she was like really pregnant. That's not comfortable.  So Morpheus advises Hippolyta to take good care of the kid that had been gestating in the dream realm, because he will take it someday. So. Cool. Thanks, Dream. That's awesome.  Mike: Really endearing us to you, buddy. Jessika: Yeah. serious. Oh, he also gives her the name Daniels because she had kind of been struggling with a name for him.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: So that's the kid's name now? I guess. So Dream makes his way to hell anticipating a fight with Lucifer, but what He finds is an eerily empty hell with Lucifer in the process of locking all the gates. And when asked about this loose advises that he's, he's done, he's quitting and he is no longer the ruler of hell. He's freed everyone and everything that was locked up. And he's not really sure what happened to them or where they all went, whether it was to earth or other realms or what, but he just [00:32:00] knows they're no longer in hell Mike: Yeah. He likes straight up. Does not care.  Jessika: Oh, zero fucks. None.  Mike: They're his favorite kind of problem. Not his. Jessika: Then he goes, Yeah. think I'm bluffing. Hey, here's a knife. Why don't you cut off my wings? Just see, just, just go ahead and see. And, and Dream does. And then as a parting gift, he hands the key to hell Dream stating basically Like Hey, this is your problem now. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: that's some high-level trolling.  Mike: Dream was prepared for just about every outcome except that one. It is. Jessika: Exactly. We are then introduced to Oden who travels to the cavern where Loki is being held captive and has been enduring an eternity of torture until Ragnarok, the end times in which the Asgardian realms would be destroyed. Odin [00:33:00] frees low-key from his situation and asks him to help him as he wants to take over the Hell situation since Lucifer abdicated and Loki agrees to help, then we cut back to dream because he's not really sure what to do. So he calls on his sister death for advice. And she has like, no time. First of all, she has no time for him in that issue. She's like, what do you need? I'm super busy. She pretty much says, this is your problem. Also, he knows things are going to go down and he hides, frustrated his castle basically. And then he just starts getting visited by all these different parties, all wanting the keys to hell. So you have the Asgardians, Azazzle and a demon Envoy who're like “That's my house. I just want to live in my house again.” Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Yeah. Anubis and Bastet who are like, yo, [00:34:00] you know, who does a good job with death with underworlds let me show you.  Mike: it's a really eclectic mix of mythological figures because you also have. The Lords of chaos and order send their envoys, Shivering Jemmy from the Lords of chaos who... I really like her. I think she's a great,  Jessika: did too.  Mike: and then the Lords of order send their representative and it's a cardboard box that basically spits out ticker tape  and  Jessika: Which  Mike: And, then you get the elves, a ferry at one point. And they have, a really unique proposition, which is that the lands of Faerie had a tie to hell where every seven years they had to send over a certain number of , their best and brightest as a sacrifice. And they wanted, basically begging dream, not to let hell reopen. Jessika: And we did. We establish that That was still a thing when all the other shit went down.  Mike: That specific deal? Jessika: yeah.  Mike: Oh yeah. It's still a deal. And actually, that was a whole thing in the books of [00:35:00] magic. They have a whole thing with ferry and hell going into conflict with each other, because I think it has been almost 20 years since I read this last. But if I remember right, it was, I think Faerie refused to pay the tithe anymore anymore. And as a result, they basically straight up, went to war with hell. and it was, oh man, it was cool. I remember liking that storyline. I don't remember it enough to really talk about it a lot though, because it's  been so long.  But it's, it's good. It's in one of the collected volumes of the Books of Magick that they did, they only collected the first 50 issues, 50 through 75 aren't collected anywhere. Jessika: Hmm.  Hmm. So we also had Suzan O No Mikto  Mike: Yes.  Jessika: Oh, and a couple of angels who were there just to be voyeurs to the situation  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: and Dream finally lets them into the castle. [00:36:00] After he stopped sulking and he advises that he'll be hosting a banquet and having accommodation set up and they could discuss the key to the realm the next day, basically. And we start seeing the consequences of hell's release through a boys boarding school where one solitary boy is staying over during the holidays while his father, as a prisoner of war in Kuwait  and all hell returns. When boys and staff who used to attend the school, start to show back up  Mike: yeah. Jessika: Along with the headmasters previously deceased mother.  Mike: Yes. It's... that issue. It's really interesting because I really didn't like it originally. And I've come to appreciate it more because it feels like a very Gothic or story kind of like the Hunting of Hill House from Netflix.  Jessika: I can see that. Yeah.  Mike: yeah.  Jessika:  It was wild.  Like all of them had reasons that they were in hell.  Mike: Yeah. That [00:37:00] issue is really interesting and it's really weird because it's drawn by Matt Wagner, who has a very interesting style. All of his own Wagner himself is famous for creating a couple of different characters on his own. Like he created a character called the Grendel, who is this assassin and wound up becoming a cult property, had a long run with Dark Horse, if I remember right. But this story in season at the mist is really creepy because the whole thing is that the dead are coming back to earth and all sorts of unexpected ways. And then there were a bunch of boys who were really awful, Who come back and they start tormenting Charles, because he's the only living soul there. And he's also, you know, he's a sweet, sensitive little kid, like who is just an easy target for people like that. And the thing is, is like, that was me when I was at that age was I was that sensitive kid who was just an easy target for bullies. And so it was really hard to read it when I was younger. And, I've got a little different perspective now, [00:38:00] but it's, still tough. Anyway, go on. Jessika: Oh, that's okay. So yeah, Charles, unfortunately, he got tortured by that trio of boys. And apparently those boys had murdered another school boy as an offering to Lucifer. So joke's on them, the offering didn't save them from the torture of damnation,  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: so Charles ends up being physically tortured and then starves to death. And his only companion was that other boy who had been killed on the premises that boy, that, those,  that trio allegedly sacrificed. Edwin. Yeah. So death rolls up to pick them up and Charles says “Yeah, no thanks. I'm gonna hang out with, uh, Edwin and deaths. Like you don't, I don't, I don't have time for this. Like literally every one is coming back. Like I literally don't have time. I will come back for you.  Mike: I loved that she was in early nineties, jogging paraphernalia, like  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: I thought it was fantastic. Jessika: was ready for it.  Mike: [00:39:00] I may be misremembering this, but I thought it was really funny how it was like, I think it was like pink and purple too. Like it was very colored. Jessika: I think it did have some color to it.  Yeah. Oh, funny. So back in the dream realm, two more guests from the theory realm, those two that we had talked about, they arrive and the banquet in. And each of the guests eats and drinks, their desire delicacies, cause , poof we're in dreamland and shenanigans ensued due to the differences of the attendees. And one by one, they basically corner Morpheus requesting a private conversation and he provides each of them with a signal stadium that he'll meet with them after the banquet and entertainment have concluded Cain and Abel show up as the entertainment we're able dies,by being cut in half and then being made into sausage in a magic act  Mike: which. That is a, that is a recurring theme with Cain and Abel in, in the Sandman comics.  Jessika: Yeah, I've noticed.  Mike: But, [00:40:00] Cain was the host of another horror series called the house of misery. And he always had this kind of macabre sort of sense of humor. I know Abel eventually showed up in the house mystery series. I don't know if Cain murdered him every time. I wouldn't be surprised. Jessika: Fair enough. So this is this tracks apparently, each of the guests go off to their respective quarters to wait to be summoned. And they each go to Morpheus, either offering something they think he would want or threatening him in order to turn over control the key to hell. And he advises each one of them that he will announce his decision in the morning. And once in the privacy of his own quarters, he ruminates on the pressure of the weight of his responsibility that was dropped on him.  Mike: Yeah. What was your favorite bargaining tactic? I've got mine. I'm curious about yours. Jessika: I didn't like the whole trading people thing. I don't know. Cause they were all so good in different ways. Like order and chaos were both really interesting to me. I think chaos just being like, [00:41:00] we will find you  Mike: Chaos was my favorite Jessika:  I was going to say like, but Shivering Jemmy was just so funny to begin with.  Mike: Well,  Jessika: was just such an interesting.  Mike: you know, they play, they play with this a lot because, Dr. Fait is one of the Lords of order, DC comic books. And so there's always been this presentation that, order is, the right way to go. And what I kind of enjoyed is that this very much embodies, no order is a dull little box in chaos is chaos. It's not what you expect. And so they send this, hobo girl with a red balloon and  Jessika: like, uh, like a clown face.  Mike: yeah, and she's like, speeding. Almost like toddler English, like it's much younger phrasing than you would expect from a kid who looks like they're 10 or 11. And then, turns into this monstrous thing, delivering ungodly threats to the Lord of dreams. And then, you know, it turns back into the little kid again, after when it was like,[00:42:00] byeeeee. Yeah, I can get behind this. Jessika: So good. She just ate ice cream for dinner too, which I loved.  Mike: Oh yeah. It was so good. I, again, I think she shows up in the books of magic later on, but I can't remember for that one. Jessika: That's amazing. So I really did like her as a character.  Mike: it was good. Jessika: So the next morning. As Morpheus, still struggles to decide to whom he will grant the key. He is visited by the voyeur angels who tell him they have a message for him from the creator who dictates that the two angels will now run hell and guess what guys, you're not allowed back to the silver city Remiel. Oh, Remiel was not happy about this situation. He did not take this well.  Mike: No, he did not it was very much implied that he was about to rebel, like Lucifer. Jessika: Yup. He's like fuck the shit. [00:43:00] Why do I have to go down there? And he had that. He was like, this is your fault. I was like, whoa, damn, you need to go calm down. Your silent homie is not the enemy. there was some salt. This issue.  So Morpheus hands over the key after Remiel takes a chill pill and Morpheus still has the task of telling the other as the outcome of his decision and lets them know the decision was really made for him that if the creator of hell wanted angels to run it, who was he to decide differently from what the creator of that thing wanted to do with it. And most of his guests took this. Okay. I liked orders response of this? This is logical.  Mike: Yeah. And then chaos is like, man, it's fine. We just didn't want order to get it. It's fine. Whatever. Jessika: Exactly.  Mike: And then  Jessika: was even better.  Mike: doesn't she give Morpheus her balloon afterwards?  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: Yeah, I thought that was great Jessika: She's like, oh, well,  I didn't really want this anyway. [00:44:00] but Azazel was especially upset about this whole situation  Mike: Embodiment of bitter party of one. Jessika: Yes. yes. Table for one. Absolutely. And he pretty much said that he was going to consume the souls of Nada as well as his companions from hell, because he had actually kidnapped her.  Mike: Yeah, and we should note that one of his companions from hell was actually, the demon who had Morpheus's helm before. it was a honied offer of him sitting there and saying, well, I will give you the woman that you're searching for, but then I'll also let you enact punishment of this guy who challenged you and to make you look bad in front of all of hell. Jessika: That makes sense. I was kind of wondering why he was like, why would he care about this one, dude? But that makes way more sense. I forgot about that, dude.  Mike: Yep.  Jessika: There's a lot. There's a lot to remember in this.  Mike: You know, I can't remember everything and I've read this series multiple times. It's a dense story. And I always feel like. I probably caught things before, but, I always [00:45:00] find things that I feel like I'm discovering for the first time with each reread. Jessika: Oh, that's so cool. I'm so glad I picked up the trade paperbacks.  Mike: Yeah. I'm glad that you, I'm glad you're spearheading this. This is a really fun series to talk about. Jessika: Thank you. So Azazel tells Morpheus, basically, I'm going to consume the souls of Nada and my other companion, unless Morpheus could jump into the abyss of space of teeth,  the abyss of his Azazel's teeth, which he's just like space with teeth. Like that's what he is.  Mike: And eyes.. Jessika: And eyes. Yeah, that's right. He does have eyes too, but he's just like a bunch of Maltz mostly. Yeah. So Morpheus does it. He does the thing and jumps in, finds them, captures his Azazel  after he tries to go back on his word of letting them go. If he'd have found his company. And then asks his Raven friend, Matthew, to tell Nada that he needs to talk with her because he has some apologizing to do,  Mike: Mm Jessika: The inhabitants of hell [00:46:00] begun to return as the new angel leaders look on and dream meets with nada and makes a pitiful attempt at half-apology and Nada slaps him and in doing so extracts an actual apology, which it shouldn't take that much. But Dream seems to realize how he's in the wrong.  Although he almost immediately negates that understanding by once again, asking her to be the queen of the dream realm.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Bro. She was, and she was like, bro, we've done this already. I don't want to do this. I already said no to you once. And  I meant it.  Mike: I really appreciate that gaming does not make dream this infallible being, he very much shows like, no, he is. A flawed dude  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: and he doesn't always get things immediately. Jessika: Yeah, That was really interesting. [00:47:00] That piece of it, I mean, dream has to concede, but he he basically says, let's go discuss your future.  Mike: yeah,  Jessika: Which is really neat, cause he's taken her whole life away and, and then some, and he's in a, he's a negative said this blank she's for thousands of years been tortured in hell. Like how do you even make that up?  Mike: Exactly. And that was actually something that I was curious about the first time I read it, I'm like, how do you make this right? cause that's, that is so much red in the ledger. Jessika: That's What I was thinking too. It's like, oh, okay, well, what are you going to do now, dude, aspire flowers and be like, well, babe,  Mike: What about you chocolates? I only ate half of them. Jessika: right? It's Valentine's day it's. This is what we do. Right. So, so Loki who was supposed to have been taken back to his cave of acid dripping wonder  Mike: His torture cave, Jessika: his torture cave with a snake and a woman. And torture.  Mike: where he is [00:48:00] bound in the entrails of his own son and his wife catches venom dripped from a snake's fang. And then occasionally when she empties the cup, that's catching the phenom. It causes him to shake the earth and agony. And that's why we get earthquakes. Norse mythology is a thing.  Jessika: Yes. And so Loki though has switched places, the little trickster he is with Suzano No-Ol-Mikoto who was sent back to the cavern to be forever tortured, which is rough. He didn't do anything. And then he tries to cut a deal with dream, to not get them sent back.  Mike: he, he does like, he actually cuts a deal with him. Jessika: I mean, he does cut a deal He does, which. Guy, are you at least get a, go get the other homie from the blade? He doesn't, he doesn't even go other homes. Mike: yeah, he does  Jessika: like he does.  Mike: Yeah, he does. He says what I'll do is, as I will, I will basically create , an illusion of you in that tormented space.  Jessika: Okay. I must have missed that part because I  was just like guy. [00:49:00]  Mike: it's a throwaway line. It's he basically sits there and he says like, but if I do that, you owe me a favor.  Jessika: Okay. I mean, I got that part of it. I was like, you're getting out of this, but like, whoa,  Mike: I have a lot of favorite moments in this, in this volume, but that was one of my favorites where dream asks him and he's like, why did you choose Susano No O Mikoto, but Loki basically just says, yeah, I just really don't like thunder gods. And I was like,  Jessika: Which all  Mike: also I love how much of just a turd Thor is throughout the entire time that he appears he's such a gross dude.  Like there's  Jessika: gross.  Mike: the bit where he's trying to hit on bass and he's like, do you want to touch my hammer? It gets bigger when you play with it. I'm like, blech Jessika: it was so bad. And that he's just trashed. He's just like,Ugh.  Mike: Well, I think bast actually scratches up his face too, which I thought was great.  Jessika: Yup. Yup. Mike: but it's funny because I read this in the nineties, give or take my only exposure to Thor in comic [00:50:00] books before that had been Thor, the superhero, and this was such a wildly different take on him. I was like, this is amazing cause Thor was awful and mythology. Jessika: Yeah. Oh Yeah. there were definitely some, questionable stories that I have read. Yes.  Mike: Anyway, I really enjoyed that.  Jessika: yeah. So we also find out that Nuala that was one of the two ferries is being left in the dream realm, even though the ferry deal was not the one that panned out her bros, just like, see ya. I, I wasn't ever supposed to bring you back. You're staying regardless.  Mike: Yeah. You're, a gift from the court to dream.  Jessika: Which, and he's just like, okay. And he's like, oh, by the way, I don't dig glamour here. So you can just drop the glitz. You're glimmering right now. And then she's just this little petite, mousy hair, smaller elf looking, which, you know what I did not, I didn't like the whole idea that, she had to be, [00:51:00] that,  That she felt like she had to glamour to begin with. And that, that was a whole thing.  Mike: I don't know what part of mythology it is, but, but one of the European pieces of mythology is that the elves have an ability to wrap themselves in illusion. in that they're actually these kinds of weird, gross little things. So that, that was tying into kind of the European folklore. But yeah, it's a thing. I don't remember if she shows up in later issues. I think she does, but I don't remember. Jessika: I mean, that would suck to just be like, by the way you live in the dream realm now oh and we're never featuring you again. Double rough.  Mike: yeah,  Jessika: Yeah. So after dream is like, nah, you gotta be you, boo. He goes and puts not a soul into a newborn child basically. So it's assumed that she will get to live the life that dream took from her so many centuries ago.  Mike: Yeah. He basically, he, he gives her the opportunity to live life again, kind of wiping the slate clean, which is, mean, let's be honest. That's probably the best offer that [00:52:00] he can give her. Jessika: He also puts her in a male body, which like, talk about like leveling up,  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Come on. You're already doing better. Mike: Yeah. And then he has that really nice moment where he says something along the lines of I will remember you and love you matter what body wear. And you will always be welcome in the dream realm. I have my quibbles with, with Dream, especially with this whole storyline. But I feel like that was arguably the best solution he could have come up with. Jessika: Oh I agree. Yeah, when I did see that, that was the solution. I mean, you can't provide somebody with multiple lifetimes, but you can take away the pain of knowing that that happened and provide them with a new life that you don't interfere with. I thought it was a good, a good deal. I guess. All things considered.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: We then cut to Lucifer, wingless, chilling on a beach, looking at the sunset where he is approached by an older man who walks [00:53:00] over and make small, talk about the sunset with him and stay till, see him tomorrow. If he's still there and Lucifer admitting that the sunset is actually really beautiful, goddammit and giving some credit to the creator. And we end the volume with the two new leaders of hell going around and making quote unquote changes  Mike: yeah. Jessika: the way things are. Basically, they're still going to be torture, but it's supposed to be phrased differently as a rehabilitation, but the angels don't quite understand the meaning of the tortures of hell, which makes it even worse.  Mike: Yeah. It's so uncomfortably abusive where they're like, no, we're doing this because we love you. And one day you'll thank us for it. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: you're just like, woo.  Jessika: It's it was a gross abuser situation.  Mike: Yeah. And then there's that bit where one of the souls is like, no, you don't understand that makes it worse. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Oh Yeah. And unfortunately the angels start to embrace their [00:54:00] roles in the endless pain and suffering.  Mike: Yeah. And that's actually, that's something that is, brought back to the forefront in Lucifer, the series that Mike Carey wrote in the late nineties to early odds, which I've talked about this before, but like that series is also, I think just as good as Sandman. It's really great, we also see a lot of pantheons of different gods getting pulled into Lucifer's machinations and there's a whole thing where he makes things difficult for the angels running hell. Jessika: Oh, I'm excited to see it  Mike: It's very good. Jessika: Well what were your overall impressions of the story and who were your favorite or least favorite characters or events of this?  Mike: It's actually hard to sit there and talk about just a couple of favorite moments because I really love this collection. I loved it when I first read it. I still love it. I love the strange sadness of the overall story and the original takes on the gods. And also, I really love the twist that heaven takes over [00:55:00] the running of hell. We talked about how I really enjoyed Dream kind of, spoiling the plot twist about Loki, having switched places with Susano. And, I really soured on Dream as a character in these early issues over time. I dunno it, like, when I read this as a kid, I was like, oh, okay. He feels bad about his actions. And is going to rescue this woman that he loves from hell and now I'm like, motherfucker, you put her in hell. And she details how awful her time there was like, come on, dude, you condemned her there for millennia just because she wouldn't marry you?Like, get fucked. Jessika: And then you said, I guess I did something bad if that's how you feel.  Mike: it wasn't even, you didn't even come to this realization  on your own. You had to be told by multiple people that you fucked up. Like a mediocre white guy in his thirties, you sat there and dug your heels and went no, no. Well,  maybe Jessika: “I don't think that's right.”  Mike: maybe. All right, fine. [00:56:00] It's like, whatever, Jessika: Oh, no.  Mike: like that. I'm coming down harsher on dream than you are. Jessika: No, but that's how I felt about it too. I mean, you're just doing all the work. I'm just going to sit back and ride this ride because I'm like, I'm there with you, but I'm like passenger seat. I'm chilling. Like I don't need to be the navigator. We have maps now we have Google maps. It's fine.  Mike: I'm sitting there swinging my arms and getting all mad and getting the cardio. Jessika: Oh yeah. And I'm doing the pumping our movement of the trucks next to me. You know, I'm just along for this ride. No, I agree. He's a shit heel and a lot of these, and I'm like, I have had more than a few moments where I think to myself, how am I supposed to feel about this character? But then I think to myself, no, that's a good character. But then I think to myself, no: That's a good character. That's a good character, because that means it's complex. It's more realistic because that's what people.  Mike: Yeah. To be honest, he is that privileged male character who has never had to really stop and think about his [00:57:00] actions really not have things go his way.  And we are now at the part of tonight's program where we are finding out after having fucked around for a while. Jessika: Fucked around so hard. So Well, I really enjoyed the banquet and I really liked the different interactions between the different mythologies and how they behaved and what they ate. And it was really funny, but I also thought it was very thoughtful. In the way that it was done. And similarly with the way that each party had a different way and signal to meet with dream, it just really showed his understanding and empathy by adapting to each of his guests needs.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Or perhaps he's just used to doing this for each individual's dreams.  Mike: Well, it's a little bit open to interpretation because in other episodes you see his appearance changed. Like there was, you know, he was Meowpheus. Jessika: Yep.  Mike: So my take on him is that his appearance. Doesn't change. It's just, we [00:58:00] perceive them in different ways. And because we are, you know, people reading the story, we are seeing him in his siblings manifest as people.  Jessika: That's very astute, sir.  Mike: But yeah, I mean, like you looked at like the different art styles that came into play when he was meeting with the different gods. And I mean, I, I still think about how doesn' het have like a tea ceremony with Suzano when they're, when they're talking. And then I feel like it's much darker and moodier when he meets with Odin. And then again, the art style changes again when he meets with Bast.  Jessika: Yeah. Well, speaking of art, did you, did you have a favorite art moment in this volume?  Mike: Yeah. okay. So you remember how last time we talked about how I have this, one defining moment where in Men of Good Fortune hob has these three panels where his face changes?  Yeah. There's a couple of different images throughout the series that I always just kind of have pop up in my head when I think about it. And one of them is from this volume and it's the bit where he's inside a Zazzle and [00:59:00] he's like prying open the mouse and the empty space and he's floating around it feels kind of more traditionally action comic booky, and the way that it's drawn, that's not a bad thing. It's just, for some reason it feels that way. And I, I think it's really good. and I also really liked how at the end of it, he reveals that he is trapped. Azazel in a jar. It's very in keeping with how Gaiman would resolve conflict in ways that could be a giant battle, but instead they're very clever. , it was like when they had the battle between him and Dr.Destiny, and then afterwards you get the field of white and then it turns out he's just sitting in the Palm of dream's hand. Jessika: Yes. Yeah.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: So good.  Mike: I'm curious, you're approaching this with fresh eyes because this is the first time you've read through this. So I'm wondering, do you have the same moments or are they different? Jessika: I actually thought Morpheus had a lot of really good billowing robe moments.  Mike: Yes. Jessika: Like, I mean, they didn't have, I think they may have had like one semi-full page of like a billowy robes situation. But there were quite a few shots of him, like floating into [01:00:00] hell and he was just making an entrance  Mike: yeah. I was just thinking that Jessika: here for it. Yeah.  Mike: he's got his helm  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: the bit where  Jessika: dressed up. This is the met gala. He is here.  Mike: Yes. And then what I really liked about that was there's that moment where Lucifer is like, are you afraid of me? And more visas? Like, yes. And I'm like, all right. Not, your difficult comic book. All right. Cool. Jessika: Just being real between you and I. Absolutely.  Mike: That was great. Jessika: Yeah. So I really like, again, to your point about what you really enjoyed was the kind of feeling of movement of probably him floating through space and having that action feeling. That's what I really liked about the billowy ropes. Was it just, I could almost see them moving,  and I could feel the movement of him floating down, which was so neat. Yeah. Well, let's move along to our brain wrinkles. [01:01:00]  Mike: All right. Jessika: So this is the one thing comics or comic-related. That has just been sticking in our noggin since the last time we spoke. So, what is it for you?  Mike: Well, Sarah and I had our anniversary this week, and she got me this really cool book called American Comic Book Chronicles, the 1990s by Jason Sachs and Keith Dallas. Do you remember those American century books from time life? They were those prestige format  photo history books, and they would document major moments in America and world history from across the 20th. Jessika: I do. Yup.  Mike: I feel like every school library had a complete volume.  Jessika: Exactly.  Mike: So this is like that except for Comics. And so it's really cool. And nobody should be surprised at this point to hear that I particularly love comics from the eighties and nineties. And as I'm reading through this book, it's reminding me about how absolutely insane the early nineties were when it came to the comic book industry and [01:02:00] also just comic collecting in general. So I think we're going to have to do an episode where we talk about something related to that topic sooner or later, probably sooner. it has been rattling around my head for the past couple of days where I just reread I've read the stuff that some of it, I knew some of it I didn't and all of it's insane. Jessika: well, let's definitely talk sooner rather than later, because let's go back to childhood.  Mike: All right. You talked me into it. We're going to do a nineties episode at some point. It's fine. FINE! Jessika: Twisted his arm. There's no violence on this podcast. I'm a pacifist. God dammit.  Mike: Uh, but yeah, that's me. What about you? Jessika: Well, Mike, you told me about the podcast Bitches on Comics, which, okay. I'm not going to lie to you. I've binged the first 45 episodes since you told me about it less than a week ago, you haven't, it hasn't been a week.  Mike: I can't remember. I know it's been about a week. [01:03:00] I really like that show. Jessika: It's been about a week. Okay. It's so good. And they have their, I mean, they're very queer, which are, you know, a hundred percent I'm here for, and I got to tell you, they,  Mike: Like more queer fans of comic books. Oh, no. Jessika: Oh, no. Well, and they have this thing in there where they're. There aren't a lot of queer podcasts about comic books and I'm like, wait, we're here now, here we are. Pick us.  Mike: Yeah, exactly. I'm like, oh, can we come talk to, you want to have us on, or do you want to come on our show? Like, whatever you want to talk about, it's fine.  Jessika: I, will awkwardly approach them with my bag lunch and ask if I can sit with them.  Mike: Oh, a hundred percent. Yeah. They're great. their Mojo episode, I thought was really interesting and I wound up tweeting with them for a little while because they pointed out that there really aren't many characters like mojo. And I think I made a good point with him. I mentioned how Superman's bill and Mr. Mxyzptlk might be another equivalent character[01:04:00] where he's all about throwing shit up in the air and, disrupting everything but no, they, they were great. Jessika: So good. Well, they, in episode three, they introduced me to the novel, the refrigerator monologues, which delves into the, the idea of women in comics being fridged or killed just for entertainment sake, or to drive a plot narrative, or to make the, the main hero sad, or, basically as a plot tool and the refrigerator monologues delves into it as first-person accounts of female superheroes and how they had been used. And I went and listened to it because you can find it. I kept it on hooplah actually. So I listened to it for free and it was an audiobook.  It was very, very good. And he talked about them not having autonomy or storylines of their own. it got me thinking about the way that we write characters and who we are allowed to succeed in [01:05:00] any given situation. I don't know, I just, I highly recommend this book and I highly recommend listening to Bitches on Comics because they have got me just like thinking about shit.  Mike: Yeah, you and I should talk about a Hawk and Dove from DC in the 1980s and how they just did the most egregious fringing of Dove in a 1991 crossover in a way that was really bad. it's one of those things where I still talk about it. I've been talking about it for 20 years because it's so wild. Jessika: Man. Well.I guess we'll have a really uplifting conversation about that later. I'm sure I'm going to have no zero opinions about that.  Mike: No. Jessika: I tell you, I commit now. No opinions. I can't commit to that. Everyone knows I'm

Esports Minute
CoD Anti-Cheat RICOCHET, VCT NA LCQ Sees COVID Drama, R6 Loses Member Of Community

Esports Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 2:34


That's right, Activision will finally be implementing a new anti-cheat for Warzone and Vanguard to release come the Pacific Update. Valorant's Last Chance Qualifier in North America sees several games postponed due to a potential COVID scare. The Rainbow 6 community mourns the loss of KiXSTAr. Watch The Gamer Hour - Esportz Network's new show from Times Square. (https://youtu.be/H2OBkNLYAaw) If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Esports Minute, Esports Network Podcast, College Esports QuickTake or The Gamer Hour, please reach out to Esportz Network CEO Mark Thimmig by emailing mthimmig@esportznetwork.com. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! New episodes Monday through Friday. For more in-depth news check out our feature show the Esportz Network Podcast The Esports Network Podcast (https://www.esportznetworkpodcast.com/). If you are interested in learning more about college esports, subscribe to the College Esports QuickTake. (https://esportzcollegequicktakecom.fireside.fm/) Follow Kevin on Twitter @Correa24 (https://twitter.com/Correa24) Follow Esportz Network on Twitter (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come!

Extra Grandes
WAPAYASOS: THE GAME - Viejos Payasos # 134

Extra Grandes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 117:53


Carqui se traba con el contenido VIP de los Wapayasos, Lanchas planea dedicarse a Twitch de tiempo completo, Alfred sigue con la idea de jugar títulos retro de Nintendo en 30 años y Draven escucha borroso... y lo metimos en arroz.

Dev Game Club
DGC Ep 279: BioShock (part five)

Dev Game Club

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 75:54


Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we complete our series on BioShock. We delve into the end and endings of the game, and of course address our takeaways.Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finished the game! Issues covered: Brett's terrible fathering, Big Daddy issues, developing Suchong more as a character, Yellow Peril, leaning into pulp, being like a ship, turning the lower classes via demogoguery, leaning on the Irish, tracing the arc of Diane McClintock, using abstraction to hide real harm, character dualities, turning you into a Big Daddy, seeing the evolution and development of the program, putting the big boots on, fully integrating the backstory into the level and narrative design, redesigning to support the movement of the Big Daddy, changing the perspective, moving from alien camera views to first-person perspective, forcing the section where you protect the Little Sister, being paranoid about keeping the Little Sister alive, playing this section on Hard, BioShock 2 as a better-playing game, handing you the syringe, also becoming a Little Sister, where the series goes from here, the specificity of the series, how to adapt the themes of the series repeatedly, the point of no return, the boss working on paper and maybe not in-game as much, Fontaine being under-developed, still getting Ryan's story after his death, not knowing enough about Fontaine before meeting Ryan, the binary that drives the bad ending, becoming like your fathers, unmotivated world monstrosity, the good ending, doing something other games hadn't, BS jobs, failures of capitalism, a shooter with the heart of an immersive sim, greater approachability, two senses of place (sight and sound), high production values, ease of use/play how you like to/forgiving design. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Fu Manchu, Titanic, Ratchet & Clank, Revenge of the Jedi, 2K Games, Cloud Chamber Studios, Activision, Call of Duty, Fallout, Star Wars, Metroid, Prometheus, Alien, Six Feet Under, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years, Occupy Wall Street, Dishonored 2, Prey, God of War (series), Portal, Control, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: Bonus: the sequels! Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com

The Other Side Of Potential
Episode 160: The Creativity Mindset with Nir Bashan

The Other Side Of Potential

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:01


This week we are excited to welcome world-renowned creativity expert, Nir Bashan, founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset and author of The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability, to talk about the integral role that creativity has to play in business. His company, The Creator Mindset, offers a range of services, from conducting workshops, consulting, and coaching, to keynote speeches at conferences and corporate events. Their history boasts a prestigious list of clients, including AT&T, Microsoft, ACE Hardware, The NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision, and JetBlue.In our conversation with Nir, we discuss how a disciplined approach to creativity can reveal innovative solutions for achieving growth and sustainability in any business, whether you're a huge corporation, or still hustling as a solo entrepreneur. Nir has helped countless businesses around the world harness the power of creativity to not only improve profitability, increase sales, and elevate customer service, but also, crucially, to uncover the deeper meaning in their work. Tuning in, you'll hear Nir break down his process by relating the story of a client who owned a pizza franchise, and he unpacks how they were able to elevate the meaning of their company through simple creative exercises. We also hear about Nir's book, The Creativity Mindset, and delve into the two decades he dedicated to establishing a formula that would codify creativity.Nir's approach to creativity is practical and accessible. It allows businesses to balance their technical prowess and dedication to analytics, with creativity, and elevate it through innovation and lateral thinking. Creativity need not be confined to the arts, and we are all attuned to creativity simply through our ability to solve a multitude of problems every day, we just need to learn how to recognize it. To learn more about how you can apply The Creative Mindset to your business, tune in today!What you'll learn about in this episode:Introducing today's guest, Nir BashanHow Nir came to be interested in creativity and innovation, particularly in the context of business.How Nir came to write The Creator Mindset, a book about the ‘how' of creativity.Nir's definition of creativity and how it applies to business.The creativity and innovation that has occurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.A glimpse into Nir's observations on the creative process.How Nir helped a pizza franchise elevate their thinking through a simple creative process.Why creativity is a discipline, like any other.Nir's approach to finding the balance between generating creativity and identifying feasible ideas.Nir's small but mighty team and how they support companies.Why Nir's business model is structured to empower companies to be self-sufficient.Nir's book, The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability and how to access it.Hear Nir's advice for anyone who is feeling stuck in their business.

That Pixel Life
Episode 162 Big Hands, Small OLED

That Pixel Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 64:36


This week Justin visits Disneyland. Shannon and Zach follow up on the Activision drama, PETA is mad at Ubisoft and Zach gets an OLED Switch! In games we have been playing Zach talks about Kena and Shannon started Far Cry 6! Due to some technical difficulties we lost the spoiler talk this week. Next week we will cover the Ted Lasso finale and Squid Games!

Virtual Legality
Activision Lawsuit - California Calls EEOC Liars, Union Joins Fight (VL558)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:33


Not content to let the EEOC's claim of ethics violations in the Activision lawsuit go without response, the State of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has accused the federal agency of misrepresenting key facts and even breaching its "duty of candor" to the Court. Oh, and a new challenger has arrived - one that is claiming to represent Activision Blizzard employees with interests in the pending suits. Things are about to get (even more) wild...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/fwM36bFow_Q #Activision #California #EEOC *** SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 03:55 Escalating Correspondence 24:32 Lies, Damn Lies, and Worksharing 36:32 A Question of Dates 44:03 A Lack of Candor 50:08 A New Challenger Approaches 57:15 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "Everybody vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "Activision Blizzard: Sued By EEOC, Settles about an Hour Later (VL549)" YouTube Video - September 27, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/73rAxOukWWk EEOC v Activision Blizzard Exhibits, Motions and Declarations (October 9-12, 2021) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.17.2.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.18.0.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.15.0.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.16.1.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.18.2.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.15.5.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.18.1.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.19.0_1.pdf https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.20.0.pdf California Government Code Section 12940 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=12940.&lawCode=GOV DFEH/EEOC Workshare Agreement FY 2019 https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2019/01/WorksharingAgreementFY2019WSA.pdf "Equal Pay/Compensation and Sex Discrimination" EEOC Website https://www.eeoc.gov/equal-paycompensation-discrimination EEOC Settlement Standards EEOC Website https://www.eeoc.gov/settlement-standards-and-procedures *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

The Game Informer Show
Saints Row Cover, Metroid Dread, and Far Cry 6 Reviews | GI Show

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021


Welcome back to a massive episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we have so much to discuss, including Sora coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate, our latest cover story featuring Saints Row, and our reviews of Metroid Dread and Far Cry 6. On top of that, we're discussing our review of the Nintendo Switch OLED and have some fun with community emails, all while joined by special guest Kate Sánchez from the pop culture website But Why Tho to break it all down. Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), John Carson (@John_Carson), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), and Kate Sánchez (@OhMyMithrandir) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:16 – Kate Sánchez Intro 00:09:46 – Sora In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 00:24:33 – Saints Row Cover Impressions 00:39:14 – Metroid Dread Review 01:01:57 – Far Cry 6 Review 01:32:31 – Nintendo Switch OLED Review 01:47:38 – Housekeeping 01:51:22 – New Podcast Announcement 01:53:36 – Community Emails

Day 0 Update
Day 0 Update #350 - Bungie Does What Activision BlizzarDon't

Day 0 Update

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 69:57


On this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the infamous new Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins demo, the first settlement of an Activision Blizzard lawsuit, and how Bungie is leading the way for giving employees more power in responding to the wrongdoings of their coworkers. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/day0update/message

Dense Pixels
Hopefully the Last Kingdom Hearts News Ever (Ep 398)

Dense Pixels

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 83:10


Sora is in Smash Bros Ultimate...yay. Also we cover the Nintendo Direct from a couple weeks back and marvel at how Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo are now definitively the best casting of the Mario Brothers ever. We have impressions galore of Deathloop, Eastward, Lost Judgment, Paradise Killer, Hot Wheels Unleashed, and Deltarune Chapter 2! The gays have also won over the Japanese development market, and Activision settles their lawsuit with their pocket change.   Use our Amazon page to donate to the show: www.densepixels.com/amazon Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Dense Pixels We have a Discord server! - www.densepixels.com/fans You can now follow us on Twitch! Brad - DensePixelsBrad Terrence - App4RITioN410 Micah - denseblacknerd Carrie - supitscarrie

Dialogue Over Time
DOT#25 - My Nails Are Too Tough

Dialogue Over Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 124:34


If you would like to send an email to Dialogue Over Time the address is dot@dialogueovertime.comYou can find our website at www.dialogueovertime.comCheck out and donate to the StrongBeard Extra Life! https://www.extra-life.org/team/58287TIMESTAMPS---02:30 - Extra Life Announcement07:55 - Nintendo Direct08:10 - Announcement of Last Smash Bros. DLC14:20 - Kirby and The Forgotten Land17:30 - Triangle Strategy21:35 - Bayonetta 323:05 -  ActRaiser and Castlevania Advanced Remasters25:35 - N64 and Genesis Emulation on Nintendo Switch33:30 - Mario Movie has a bananas cast though39:55 - Activision Blizzard settlement - it's not the one you think48:55 - Bluepoint Games Sony Acquisition50:30 - Do We Care?1:00:45 - Is the Hype Train Worth It?1:20:56 - What we've been playing2:00:53 - I have one last thing for youFind other beards in the wild!Chris can be found at www.twitch.tv/mithers_strongbeardFriend of the show, tre_strongbeard can be found at www.twitch.tv/tre_strongbeardTwitterhttps://twitter.com/podcast_dothttps://twitter.com/pocketry_SBhttps://twitter.com/m_strongbeardhttps://twitter.com/Tre_StrongBeard© StrongBeard Studios

Zero Brightness
Ep. 110: Talking to an Activision Employee About Labor

Zero Brightness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 98:08


Ali interviews an anonymous Activision employee (and member of @ABetterABK) about the recent developments at said mega-publisher and the movement spearheaded by employees to obtain better working conditions. We also talk about the nation-wide labor movement, why recent events have spurred people to advocate for better treatment of workers and the toxic boomer logic that some fans use to justify avoiding these conversations all together. Thankfully, we recorded this one - so you just gotta press play to be radicalized

This Week in Tech (MP3)
TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 157:42


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

This Week in Tech (Video HD)
TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

This Week in Tech (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

This Week in Tech (Video HI)
TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

This Week in Tech (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

This Week in Tech (Video LO)
TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

This Week in Tech (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HI)
This Week in Tech 843: A Liar Who Delivers

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HD)
This Week in Tech 843: A Liar Who Delivers

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
This Week in Tech 843: A Liar Who Delivers

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 157:42


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
This Week in Tech 843: A Liar Who Delivers

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 158:26


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

Radio Leo (Audio)
This Week in Tech 843: A Liar Who Delivers

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 157:42


Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

Eclectic Gamers Podcast - Pinball & Video Games
Episode 151 - Almost 0% Activision News!

Eclectic Gamers Podcast - Pinball & Video Games

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 59:31


Pinball: After a lengthy, pinball-related intro the guys talk about the quasi-reveal of Pinball Brothers' upcoming game Queen Pinball, discuss JJP adding achievements to Wonka, and discuss Lyman Sheats and Josh Sharpe doing the new software for Chicago Gaming Company's Cactus Canyon Remake. Video Games: Discussion starts with a bit about Cruis'n Blast for Nintendo Switch, followed by a bunch of info from the latest Nintendo Direct. After that they discuss the memetastic Amazon MMO, New World. Finally, there is a (sorry folks!) Activision legal update. Episode Links: Pinball News article on Queen Pinball: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2021/09/29/queen-pinball-revealed/ IFPA announcement of Sheats and Sharpe doing the CCr software for CGC: https://www.ifpapinball.com/lyman-sheats-and-josh-sharpe-partnering-with-chicago-gaming-company/ Knapp Arcade review of Cruis'n Blast: https://www.knapparcade.org/post/game-review-cruis-n-blast-for-the-nintendo-switch Show Links: Website: http://eclecticgamers.com EGP T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/eclectic-gamers-podcast iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eclectic-gamers-podcast/id1088802706?mt=2 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86805 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticgamerspodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eclectic_gamers Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40Frd1Fep4u5bjrw3cvwoQ Discord: https://discord.gg/sgnrsBT Email: eclecticgamerspodcast@gmail.com

Unreasonable Fridays
#AddSpace Ep. 76 | Tales of My Wallet

Unreasonable Fridays

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 114:35


Bacon and Aaron give initial impressions of the new RPG Tales of Arise, talk Nintendo's attempt to take more of our money, and question whether any Activision product has grown past 2008. Host: @B4c0nzilla Host: @ansfreeman Theme Song: @Willieev

Yo Videogames
YoVG # 303 True Lies, Strikes & Remakes

Yo Videogames

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 108:24


This week's episode topic comes from DoodSauce! We're talking games from 8th gen consoles (ps4, Xbone) that we expect to be remade to death. Plus IATSE strike, Activision gets sorta punished, and Nintendo lies about 4K Switch!

The Game Informer Show
New World Launch Impressions And Netflix Getting Into Games | GI Show

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


We're back with another scorching episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down our launch impressions of Amazon's exciting new MMORPG New World and discussing what we think of Netflix purchasing Night School Studio, the developers behind Oxenfree and Afterparty. That's not all though, as our amazing crew of Dan Tack, Kimberley Wallace, and Jill Grodt are here to chat about Sable, NBA 2K22, and get a little wild during another fun round of community emails! Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@DanTack), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Jill Grodt (@Finruin) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:04:12 – Netflix Purchases Night School Studio 00:17:10 – New World Launch Impressions 00:35:08 – Sable 00:48:29 – NBA 2K22 01:04:55 – TOEM 01:10:11 – Housekeeping 01:14:58 – Listener Emails

Jimquisition
Podquisition 353: Lonely and Horny

Jimquisition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 86:24


But what else is new? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (6:40) Flynn: Son of Crimson (8:40) Deltarune (10:00) Deathloop (20:00) Dandy Ace (24:00) Eastward (33:15) Skatebird (37:00) Toem (39:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision quickly settles federal labor lawsuit, denies wrongdoing again (41:10) https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442635053469556745?s=20 https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442670747487408134?s=20 Netflix buys Oxenfree developer to make Netflix games (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio Illumination's Mario Bros movie gets cast (48:40) https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/ Twitch reportedly working on features to prevent hate raids (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-27-twitch-reporting-launching-new-security-tools-to-combat-hate-raiding Twitch partnering with Warner Music to bring acts to the platform (1:01:00) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/warner-music-group-and-twitch-announce-first-of-its-kind-partnership-301385629.html PS4 now won't die completely when it's battery dies and stop playing games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-23-sony-has-quietly-fixed-playstation-4s-dead-battery-issue --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

One V One: Gaming
One V One #62 - Blizzard In Hot Federal Water, Nintendo Direct Recap, & Is Gamepass Actually... Bad??

One V One: Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:35


In the newest episode of OvO, Jake and Josh talk about, yep you guessed it, MORE Activision/Blizzard news with the company now in some big federal doodoo. They also do a quick recap of the crazy Nintendo Direct from last week AND they take another look at Xbox Gamepass, but from a completely different angle than we've heard from them before. Is Xbox Gamepass... bad? Listen and find out!Follow One V One on: Twitter: @ovogamingshowDiscord: https://discord.gg/WpZzrpW Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dFfPYf iTunes: https://apple.co/3khg2U8

The Kill Your Inner Loser Show
Master Masters His Life

The Kill Your Inner Loser Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 65:46


Master joins me again to talk about how much has changed in the last few months since we last saw him - including having sex with another 9 girls, finding a girlfriend, finally feeling happy, becoming a more confident and well-rounded human being, and going for his dream job working at Activision. This man is a beast.Previous episode with Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWUXXIUuSyAHaving 3somes with Girls Your Girlfriend Meets on Tinder: https://theinnerwinnershow.com/89/Greg Doucette: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqH-U2TXzj1h7lyYQZLNQQRead my epic 5-part Get Laid on Tinder series (it's free): https://killyourinnerloser.com/tinder-guide-sfw Want COACHING with me, legendary results and an elite dating/sex life? I offer group coaching, and more hardcore 1-on-1 coaching: https://killyourinnerloser.com/coaching-sfw 

The SideQuest
The SideQuest LIVE! September 27, 2021: Esoteric Video Games and Stuff

The SideQuest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 91:59


We're here and chatting video games! From the Nintendo Direct to more Activision to Kena to Actraiser, we got it all! Subscribe and rate us via iTunes Subscribe on: Amazon Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, iHeartRadio DISCORD LINK Watch us on TWITCH! Hosts: Dali, Taylor, Quest With Special Guest: No one NEWS: Nintendo Direct recap Last of Us II multiplayer Activision getting into even deeper trouble Spider-man is coming to the Avengers game WHAT WE'RE PLAYING: Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Castlevania Advance Collection Diablo II Resurrected Gunvolt(s) Halo Infinite beta/flights Kena: Bridge of Spirits Actraiser Renaissance SNACKQUESTING: Nothing this week Links: None Music Intro: Professor Kliq – Bust This Bust That Outro: N.I.M. – Choice Comments? Questions? Email us at: podcast @ sidequesting.com RSS feed: http://sidequesting.podbean.com/feed Image courtesy: PlatinumGames  

Virtual Legality
Activision Blizzard: Sued By EEOC, Settles about an Hour Later (VL549)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 45:30


You are unlikely to find a lawsuit and settlement quite as closely situated in time as those between the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Activision Blizzard on September 27, 2021. But while some are enthused that Activision is finally realizing *some* cost for the behavior alleged, others are upset at the size of the offering. Who is right? What did the EEOC charge Activision with (and how does it differ from what California did)? And how do statutory caps and settlement requirements affect the situation? The devil is in the details (or the charging documents)...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/73rAxOukWWk #Activision #Blizzard #Lawsuit *** SUPPORTING THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 01:23 The EEOC Lawsuit 14:16 Activision Settles 16:52 Statutory Damage Caps 18:55 The Proposed Consent Decree (Settlement) 25:11 A Release of Claims 27:46 The Settlement Fund ($18 million) 32:11 EEOC Monitoring (The EEO Consultant) 39:35 California Suit Timing Update 43:38 Conclusion *** Discussed in this Episode: "Everybody vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "Activision Blizzard: Understanding the SEC and EEOC Investigations (VL543)" YouTube Video - September 21, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/piDbzSfmnjM EEOC vs Activision Blizzard Filed September 27, 2021 https://www.scribd.com/document/527872353/US-Equal-Employment-Opportunity-Commission-vs-Activision-Blizzard "What You Should Know: The EEOC, Conciliation, and Litigation" EEOC Guidance Document https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/what-you-should-know-eeoc-conciliation-and-litigation DFEH (California) vs Activision Blizzard et al Filed July 20, 2021 https://aboutblaw.com/YJw "Damages in cases of intentional discrimination in employment" 42 USC 1981a https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1981a "Activision Blizzard Commits to Expanded Workplace Initiatives, Reaches Agreement with the EEOC" Activision Press Release - September 27, 2021 https://investor.activision.com/news-releases/news-release-details/activision-blizzard-commits-expanded-workplace-initiatives EEOC v Activision Blizzard Proposed Consent Decree https://investor.activision.com/consent-decree-with-EEOC "Resolving a Charge" EEOC Website https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/resolving-charge "For folks asking on timing of Activision's response..." Twitter Thread - September 27, 2021 - Hoeg Law https://twitter.com/HoegLaw/status/1442598861382504451 *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

Virtual Economy
Episode 103: Bobby Kotick Got Subpoenaed By The SEC… LET'S GOOOOOO! (News Show)

Virtual Economy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 69:39


Activision Blizzard is pissing off all the wrong people, including government regulatory agencies. Also: Twitch covers its butt with the music industry, high fashion comes to Fortnite, and Apple shuts down Epic's hope of recovering its developer accounts and getting Fortnite back on the App Store. You can support Virtual Economy's growth via our Ko-Fi and also purchase Virtual Economy merchandise! TIME STAMPS [00:01:34] - Twitch covers its butt in deal with NMPA [00:11:44] - Activision gets sued by SEC, but gets off easy with EEOC [00:35:58] - Investment Interlude [00:40:23] - Quick Hits [00:49:41] - Fortnite x Balenciaga - High Fashion Gets in the Game [01:01:32] - This Week's FAFO Award: Epic Games SOURCES TWITCH STRIKES DEAL WITH MUSIC PUBLISHERS Noah Downs on Twitter re Twitch / NMPA NMPA AND ROBLOX STRIKE INDUSTRY-WIDE AGREEMENT SEC Is Investigating Activision Blizzard Over Workplace Practices, Disclosures (WSJ) SOC Investment Group: Activision Blizzard execs need to be held accountable for toxic working culture (GamesIndustry.biz) Activision Blizzard Provides Update on Workplace Initiatives Blizzard Entertainment's chief legal officer departs as lawsuits stack up (gamedeveloper.com) Overwatch 2 chief leaves Activision Blizzard (Polygon) Activision Blizzard Commits to Expanded Workplace Initiatives, Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Balenciaga Brings High Fashion to Fortnite - Epic Games Tim Sweeney on Twitter re Apple decision not to reinstate Epic's developer accounts (1) (2) INVESTMENT INTERLUDE MY.GAMES ACQUIRES HYPER CASUAL PUBLISHER, MAMBOO GAMES FuzzyBot raises $3.5m in seed funding round (Games Industry) StreamElements nabs $100M as it passes 1.1M creators using its platform to build and monetize video content (TechCrunch)

Serious Series of Utmost Importance: The Series
GAMES: The Rise and Decline of Activision-Blizzard and the Games That Define Them

Serious Series of Utmost Importance: The Series

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 56:47


Our Season 4 Premiere! Chris and Neil journey through the beginnings of Activision and Blizzard, their merger, and the 2021 scandals that now define the company. We talk the games that people identify with Activision-Blizzard (the Warcraft franchise and Call of Duty primarily), as well as how Chris loves the Destiny franchise. He just goes on and on about his love for Destiny. He has good taste.

The Roddenberry Podcast Network
P1P: 524 - Dress Uniforms For The Job You Want

The Roddenberry Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 63:19


This week on Episode 524 of Priority One: New York Comic Con is ready to Trek Out; the community rallies behind Wilson Cruz; Star Trek Online updates its minimum system requirements; mobile games cross to desktop; and we review Lower Decks' “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie”–but not before we chat with Cryptic Studios's Content Creator Ryon and Environment Artist Gianna! TREK IT OUT Edited by Thomas Reynolds Trekking Out the Big Apple By Elio Lleo Convention season is in full swing and New York Comic Con is next. Starting October 7th and ending October 10th, this four day event usually has stuff for everyone! Unique to this year's presentation is hybrid participation: not only are organizers reducing the total number of attendees, you can also purchase a virtual ticket that will give you access to some of the panels right from the comfort of your own home. But what's so special about NYCC? As of right now, Paramount+ is slated to present at least two panels: on Saturday, October 9th at 12:45pm the cast and producers of Star Trek: Discovery take the Empire Stage. Then on Sunday, October 10, Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere its first episode along with a panel. Image: ViacomCBS/Nickelodeon, via TrekCore. But that's not all–join the Roddenberry Podcast Network as we present a panel titled “Star Trek's Guide to Community.” I'll be there along with Kennedy and Sue from Women at Warp! That's happening Saturday, Oct 9th at 2:15pm. There's also a Hallmark presentation with new Trek ornaments, a virtual only panel with the folks behind the new Star Trek Magazine, and even Bill Shatner will be there on Thurs, October 7th.  Wilson Cruz Harassed During Star Trek Day By Elio Lleo When it comes to communities, even Star Trek's can be incredibly divisive. The majority of the time, it's about NuTrek vs older Trek, who the better first officer is, or which ship is cooler. However, there are times when things can get dark and people start to show their true colors–like one fan who was offered the privilege of attending the Star Trek Day celebrations in person. Long story short, at one point during the event, while Wilson Cruz was on stage, someone in the audience yield out a homophobic slur. According to reports, no one did anything about it. The guest was not removed nor have they been identified (yet). With incredible grace and patience, Wilson continued on and later took to Twitter to address the matter. https://twitter.com/wcruz73/status/1436333680880934927 Although he may not have wanted to draw so much attention to the matter, we want to take a moment to remind you–our listeners–that tolerance for the bigoted has its limits. When you see something, say something. Learn ways on how to be the best ally you can be for people who are marginalized on a daily basis. If you're on social media and someone goes on a hate-filled rant, step up. It's the inaction of those with the means to stand up to injustices that empower those who want to watch the world burn. [If you don't think this belongs in Trek, then there's the airlock. Help yourself.–Ed.] Image: ViacomCBS, via StarTrek.com IP Theft, the Sincerest Form of Flattery By Cat Hough On Monday, we were treated to the big uniform reveal by General Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations for Space Force who tweeted, "Every winning team needs a uniform!.I'm excited to share the new look with you today." And to no one's surprise, the Twitterverse immediately noticed some striking similarities to some other uniforms that we are quite familiar with. They were described by one person as "a blend of the Star Trek Enterprise dress uniform, but with the Mirror Universe diagonal."  https://twitter.com/SpaceForceCSO/status/1440323962697752590 [I am voluntarily putting this into my own shownotes for your edification, dear listener. You owe me.–Ed.] Josh Weinstein, a veteran writer for The Simpsons and Futurama, said the uniform reminded him of the ridiculously tight outfits worn by Zapp Brannigan; Movies in Focus hopped on the satirical bandwagon with the image of an Imperial Star Destroyer officer from the original Star Wars trilogy. "These new Space Force uniforms are looking great," jokes the caption. Quick News Roundup Here are a few headlines that we didn't discuss but might interest you. Reuben Klamer, the designer of the original Starfleet phaser rifle for the original series of Star Trek, passed away at the age of 99, according to the Toy Association. Klamer also designed props for other shows, including a gun for the hit 1960s series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  https://youtu.be/oWGNDoXG9R8 STAR TREK GAMING NEWS Edited by Thomas Reynolds PSA: She Canna Take Any More, Cap'ns! By Thomas Reynolds To every thing there is a season–and in Cryptic's opinion, the season for Windows 7 is long past. Starting February 15, 2022, anyone still using the 10-year-old OS (seriously, not even Microsoft supports it anymore) won't be able to patch or log into STO and Neverwinter. Only Windows 8 and 10 (with the superior 64-bit intellect) will have a home on the final frontier. DirectX 10 support is also getting ejected like a spent warp core on February 15th, with both games requiring Feature Level 11 or higher. That means your computer needs to have one of the following video card chipsets to play: NVidia GeForce GTX 400 or better ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 or better Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better Given all the fun and excitement of buying graphics cards these days, if your current card isn't up to the task...well, godspeed. [Pictured: my rig next February.–Ed.] Image: ViacomCBS, via KVNF Public Radio. Aux2Bat Gets Boimed Out By Thomas Reynolds The aqueduct, the magnetic compass, the Aux2Bat. All of these simple technologies have withstood the test of time, but the last may be the most miraculous. Needing only three Technician doffs and one boff ability at minimum, the Aux2Bat ship build is easy to assemble, trivial to fly, and still keeps your bridge officers ready for whatever space wizardry you demand of them. Sure, it hasn't been the meta in a sehlat's age, but you know what? Aux2Bat does the job, it does it pretty well, and that's pretty much all we ask...until now. Ever drop a Gravity Well, and notice your Tyken's Rift is now off-limits for 15 seconds? That's the Shared Category Cooldown kicking in, forcing you to pace yourself rather than let everything rip at once. When Cryptic first released the Boimler Effect trait, it provided a 2.5% percent chance of resetting every bridge officer ability to its Shared Category Cooldown, whenever you used a non-specialist boff ability. Great in theory, but one-in-forty odds just aren't worth a 200 Lobi investment. Yeah, that's was also our reaction. Image: ViacomCBS, via TrekZone.de So Cryptic did a little tweaking, like you do, and made it a 17.5% percent proc chance instead. As STO streamer @AugmentedDG declared on Twitter, “Boimler Effect is now as good as Aux2Bat...for cooldown reduction.” Bold words, to be sure, but there's also a fairly convincing clip of him keeping eight of his escort's twelve boff abilities concurrently running like an overambitious plate spinner. Trek out the tweet, scrape together that Lobi, and give your boffs more buffer time than they can handle. https://twitter.com/AugmentedDG/status/1438707179268284425 Is there in Screen Accuracy No Beauty? By Thomas Reynolds One of Trek cosplay's hallmarks is its hair-splitting fidelity to what's seen on screen, even when the creators themselves don't quite pull it off. Combine that tendency with STO's promise of personal immersion, and it's no surprise that some players want their captain's threads to look “correct.” To help make that a little easier, Cryptic released official in-game color guides for both the newly-available Lower Decks Starfleet jacket, and their original Khitomer uniform creation. However, rapturous Space Barbie enthusiasts should make sure they're using the second released Khitomer guide, as the first one had incorrect pant color codes. https://twitter.com/trekonlinegame/status/1439020385572245509 The Sally Ride, the Ross, and You By Shane Hoover If you were a fan of the Star Trek Adventures web series “Shield of Tomorrow” or “Clear Skies”, you're already familiar with the dangers and wonders of the Shackleton Expanse. If you weren't, then be prepared for deadly spatial phenomena, ancient alien technologies, first contact with new species and lots of boldly going. It's all there in Modiphius Entertainment's newest STA sourcebook, the Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide. The new sourcebook is available for preorder at $60 now and is expected to ship in December 2021. This is your tabletop gaming crew's chance to follow in the warp trails of the U.S.S. Sally Ride and the U.S.S. Ross. Adventure into a nearly uncharted region of space beyond Federation, Klingon and Romulan borders.  Image: Modiphius Entertainment. The new material includes five new playable alien species for STA including Orions. It also includes NPCs from Starbase 364 and around the Expanse, as well as stats for “hero” and NPC vessels. This sourcebook does require a copy of the Star Trek Adventures core rulebook, which is provided in PDF form with your order. The Ar-mod-a Returns By Thomas Reynolds Maybe 2000 feels like a long time ago to you, maybe it doesn't. Either way, the Star Trek: Armada and Armada II RTS games that came out then still hold a place in certain PC players' hearts. So much, in fact, that the Stellar Parallax modding group has finally released what Activision would not: Star Trek: Armada III. Starting as a one-person passion project back in 2012, Armada III is a full-conversion mod for 2012's Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Stellar Parallax's devoted faithful can now command the Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Borg, or Cardassian Union at the beginning of the Dominion War. See, Kurtzman? You can have more than one kind of ship in a fleet. Image: Stellar Parallax. But really, how much demand is there for a nine-year-old game mod, following up on a twenty-year-old series? After its September 10th release, Armada III is the 51st most-popular mod on the ModDB site, out of over 46,000 entries across hundreds of games–so we'd say “a lot.” [Update: #21 as of publication. Damn.–Ed.] Quick Star Trek Gaming News Roundup A few weeks back we mentioned that the mobile game Star Trek Fleet Command was beta testing a desktop client for Windows. Well, they're out of beta and it's now available for download, with special perks being offered when you log in via desktop! Game maker WizKids announced a new combo-building game titled “Star Trek Missions” –according to their announcement, “your goal is to assemble the highest-scoring combos possible by drawing cards from the Galaxy deck, the Mission deck, or the discard area.” It'll be available February 2022, but you can pre-order now.

Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
524 - Dress Uniforms For The Job You Want

Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 63:19


This week on Episode 524 of Priority One: New York Comic Con is ready to Trek Out; the community rallies behind Wilson Cruz; Star Trek Online updates its minimum system requirements; mobile games cross to desktop; and we review Lower Decks' “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie”–but not before we chat with Cryptic Studios's Content Creator Ryon and Environment Artist Gianna! TREK IT OUT Edited by Thomas Reynolds Trekking Out the Big Apple By Elio Lleo Convention season is in full swing and New York Comic Con is next. Starting October 7th and ending October 10th, this four day event usually has stuff for everyone! Unique to this year's presentation is hybrid participation: not only are organizers reducing the total number of attendees, you can also purchase a virtual ticket that will give you access to some of the panels right from the comfort of your own home. But what's so special about NYCC? As of right now, Paramount+ is slated to present at least two panels: on Saturday, October 9th at 12:45pm the cast and producers of Star Trek: Discovery take the Empire Stage. Then on Sunday, October 10, Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere its first episode along with a panel. Image: ViacomCBS/Nickelodeon, via TrekCore. But that's not all–join the Roddenberry Podcast Network as we present a panel titled “Star Trek's Guide to Community.” I'll be there along with Kennedy and Sue from Women at Warp! That's happening Saturday, Oct 9th at 2:15pm. There's also a Hallmark presentation with new Trek ornaments, a virtual only panel with the folks behind the new Star Trek Magazine, and even Bill Shatner will be there on Thurs, October 7th.  Wilson Cruz Harassed During Star Trek Day By Elio Lleo When it comes to communities, even Star Trek's can be incredibly divisive. The majority of the time, it's about NuTrek vs older Trek, who the better first officer is, or which ship is cooler. However, there are times when things can get dark and people start to show their true colors–like one fan who was offered the privilege of attending the Star Trek Day celebrations in person. Long story short, at one point during the event, while Wilson Cruz was on stage, someone in the audience yield out a homophobic slur. According to reports, no one did anything about it. The guest was not removed nor have they been identified (yet). With incredible grace and patience, Wilson continued on and later took to Twitter to address the matter. https://twitter.com/wcruz73/status/1436333680880934927 Although he may not have wanted to draw so much attention to the matter, we want to take a moment to remind you–our listeners–that tolerance for the bigoted has its limits. When you see something, say something. Learn ways on how to be the best ally you can be for people who are marginalized on a daily basis. If you're on social media and someone goes on a hate-filled rant, step up. It's the inaction of those with the means to stand up to injustices that empower those who want to watch the world burn. [If you don't think this belongs in Trek, then there's the airlock. Help yourself.–Ed.] Image: ViacomCBS, via StarTrek.com IP Theft, the Sincerest Form of Flattery By Cat Hough On Monday, we were treated to the big uniform reveal by General Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations for Space Force who tweeted, "Every winning team needs a uniform!.I'm excited to share the new look with you today." And to no one's surprise, the Twitterverse immediately noticed some striking similarities to some other uniforms that we are quite familiar with. They were described by one person as "a blend of the Star Trek Enterprise dress uniform, but with the Mirror Universe diagonal."  https://twitter.com/SpaceForceCSO/status/1440323962697752590 [I am voluntarily putting this into my own shownotes for your edification, dear listener. You owe me.–Ed.] Josh Weinstein, a veteran writer for The Simpsons and Futurama, said the uniform reminded him of the ridiculously tight outfits worn by Zapp Brannigan; Movies in Focus hopped on the satirical bandwagon with the image of an Imperial Star Destroyer officer from the original Star Wars trilogy. "These new Space Force uniforms are looking great," jokes the caption. Quick News Roundup Here are a few headlines that we didn't discuss but might interest you. Reuben Klamer, the designer of the original Starfleet phaser rifle for the original series of Star Trek, passed away at the age of 99, according to the Toy Association. Klamer also designed props for other shows, including a gun for the hit 1960s series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  https://youtu.be/oWGNDoXG9R8 STAR TREK GAMING NEWS Edited by Thomas Reynolds PSA: She Canna Take Any More, Cap'ns! By Thomas Reynolds To every thing there is a season–and in Cryptic's opinion, the season for Windows 7 is long past. Starting February 15, 2022, anyone still using the 10-year-old OS (seriously, not even Microsoft supports it anymore) won't be able to patch or log into STO and Neverwinter. Only Windows 8 and 10 (with the superior 64-bit intellect) will have a home on the final frontier. DirectX 10 support is also getting ejected like a spent warp core on February 15th, with both games requiring Feature Level 11 or higher. That means your computer needs to have one of the following video card chipsets to play: NVidia GeForce GTX 400 or better ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 or better Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better Given all the fun and excitement of buying graphics cards these days, if your current card isn't up to the task...well, godspeed. [Pictured: my rig next February.–Ed.] Image: ViacomCBS, via KVNF Public Radio. Aux2Bat Gets Boimed Out By Thomas Reynolds The aqueduct, the magnetic compass, the Aux2Bat. All of these simple technologies have withstood the test of time, but the last may be the most miraculous. Needing only three Technician doffs and one boff ability at minimum, the Aux2Bat ship build is easy to assemble, trivial to fly, and still keeps your bridge officers ready for whatever space wizardry you demand of them. Sure, it hasn't been the meta in a sehlat's age, but you know what? Aux2Bat does the job, it does it pretty well, and that's pretty much all we ask...until now. Ever drop a Gravity Well, and notice your Tyken's Rift is now off-limits for 15 seconds? That's the Shared Category Cooldown kicking in, forcing you to pace yourself rather than let everything rip at once. When Cryptic first released the Boimler Effect trait, it provided a 2.5% percent chance of resetting every bridge officer ability to its Shared Category Cooldown, whenever you used a non-specialist boff ability. Great in theory, but one-in-forty odds just aren't worth a 200 Lobi investment. Yeah, that's was also our reaction. Image: ViacomCBS, via TrekZone.de So Cryptic did a little tweaking, like you do, and made it a 17.5% percent proc chance instead. As STO streamer @AugmentedDG declared on Twitter, “Boimler Effect is now as good as Aux2Bat...for cooldown reduction.” Bold words, to be sure, but there's also a fairly convincing clip of him keeping eight of his escort's twelve boff abilities concurrently running like an overambitious plate spinner. Trek out the tweet, scrape together that Lobi, and give your boffs more buffer time than they can handle. https://twitter.com/AugmentedDG/status/1438707179268284425 Is there in Screen Accuracy No Beauty? By Thomas Reynolds One of Trek cosplay's hallmarks is its hair-splitting fidelity to what's seen on screen, even when the creators themselves don't quite pull it off. Combine that tendency with STO's promise of personal immersion, and it's no surprise that some players want their captain's threads to look “correct.” To help make that a little easier, Cryptic released official in-game color guides for both the newly-available Lower Decks Starfleet jacket, and their original Khitomer uniform creation. However, rapturous Space Barbie enthusiasts should make sure they're using the second released Khitomer guide, as the first one had incorrect pant color codes. https://twitter.com/trekonlinegame/status/1439020385572245509 The Sally Ride, the Ross, and You By Shane Hoover If you were a fan of the Star Trek Adventures web series “Shield of Tomorrow” or “Clear Skies”, you're already familiar with the dangers and wonders of the Shackleton Expanse. If you weren't, then be prepared for deadly spatial phenomena, ancient alien technologies, first contact with new species and lots of boldly going. It's all there in Modiphius Entertainment's newest STA sourcebook, the Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide. The new sourcebook is available for preorder at $60 now and is expected to ship in December 2021. This is your tabletop gaming crew's chance to follow in the warp trails of the U.S.S. Sally Ride and the U.S.S. Ross. Adventure into a nearly uncharted region of space beyond Federation, Klingon and Romulan borders.  Image: Modiphius Entertainment. The new material includes five new playable alien species for STA including Orions. It also includes NPCs from Starbase 364 and around the Expanse, as well as stats for “hero” and NPC vessels. This sourcebook does require a copy of the Star Trek Adventures core rulebook, which is provided in PDF form with your order. The Ar-mod-a Returns By Thomas Reynolds Maybe 2000 feels like a long time ago to you, maybe it doesn't. Either way, the Star Trek: Armada and Armada II RTS games that came out then still hold a place in certain PC players' hearts. So much, in fact, that the Stellar Parallax modding group has finally released what Activision would not: Star Trek: Armada III. Starting as a one-person passion project back in 2012, Armada III is a full-conversion mod for 2012's Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Stellar Parallax's devoted faithful can now command the Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Borg, or Cardassian Union at the beginning of the Dominion War. See, Kurtzman? You can have more than one kind of ship in a fleet. Image: Stellar Parallax. But really, how much demand is there for a nine-year-old game mod, following up on a twenty-year-old series? After its September 10th release, Armada III is the 51st most-popular mod on the ModDB site, out of over 46,000 entries across hundreds of games–so we'd say “a lot.” [Update: #21 as of publication. Damn.–Ed.] Quick Star Trek Gaming News Roundup A few weeks back we mentioned that the mobile game Star Trek Fleet Command was beta testing a desktop client for Windows. Well, they're out of beta and it's now available for download, with special perks being offered when you log in via desktop! Game maker WizKids announced a new combo-building game titled “Star Trek Missions” –according to their announcement, “your goal is to assemble the highest-scoring combos possible by drawing cards from the Galaxy deck, the Mission deck, or the discard area.” It'll be available February 2022, but you can pre-order now.

One More Thing Before You Go
That Thing About Harnessing the Power of Creativity

One More Thing Before You Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 33:56


In This Episode We learn how to rediscover four creative tools that you can use today to re-awaken your long-lost creativity! What if you had a formula that can teach you how to harness the power of creativity to improve your business, your life, overcome personal trauma and life obstacles? Stay tuned in this episode we're going to have a conversation with a man that who has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to do just that and he's going to teach you a little bit of it. I'm host Michael Herst, and this is That thing about harness the power of creativity. It's our Friday bonus episode My guest in this episode is Nir Bashan…From working with Hollywood and music stars like Woody Harrelson and Rod Stewart, Nir discovered something that may shock you: These creative superstars aren't all that different from you or I! It's just that they have mastered a method of repeatable and predictable creativity -- a type of creativity that anyone can learn. And it turns out that's the same type of creativity can be used in businesses and careers everywhere! Nir has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, boost customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Working with clients such as AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision and jetBlue, Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity for business. That formula is found in 'The Creator Mindset', a book which has been translated into two languages and released worldwide by McGraw/Hill business in August of 2020What you will learn: It's the same creativity that we are all born with. But sadly so few of us use. Little Victories Digital Detox Switch Gears Real Listening And see how viewing the world as it can be, not as it is will yield the power of The Creator Mindset!

The Game Informer Show
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review & Guardians of the Galaxy Impressions | GI Show

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021


We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're discussing our hands-on time with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and the official review for Kena: Bridge of Spirits! Today's episode is also a special one as we bring on the one and only Liana Ruppert for her last episode before she sails off to work at a little studio called Bungie. Thought we were done? We also bring on the illustrious Ben Hanson to talk MinnMax, Age of Empires IV, and so much more! Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), and Ben Hanson (@yozetty). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:00 – Liana Is Going to Bungie 00:07:55 – Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 00:36:21 – Kena: Bridge of Spirits 00:52:22 – Life is Strange: True Colors 01:01:20 – Age of Empires IV 00:08:58 – Deathloop 01:18:13 – Housekeeping 01:23:09 – Heat Map 01:48:40 – Community Emails

Crazy and The King Podcast
Big Tech Protests, AI Hates Muslims, and The Atlantic Inheritance

Crazy and The King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 36:46


Apple and Activision face the reality of a woke AF Silicon valley. Anti-Muslim AI shows that AI isn't ready for primetime, but VC and M/A keeps flowing in to TA and HR solutions promising a quick fix. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! Interested in sponsoring Crazy and the King? Contact us today! Email us at CATK@CrazyandtheKing.com JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crazyandtheking/ More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Cred: Production by DJ Cellz CATK Intern: Elizabeth Duff Image by Comfreak from Pixabay 

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Another Overwatch 2 Exec Leaves Amid Deepening Blizzard Scandal - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021


On today's IGN The Fix: Games, Overwatch Executive Producer Chacko Sonny is leaving Blizzard Entertainment on Friday, according to an Activision spokesman talking to Bloomberg. A Blizzard spokesman confirmed to Bloomberg that Chacko, who oversees the whole Overwatch franchise and development for the sequel, will leave the company. "[Blizzard] has been an absolute privilege and one of the best experiences of my career," Sonny said in an email to staff, according to Bloomberg. Ahead of today's Pokémon Unite launch for mobile devices, the Pokémon Company updated the game to include a range of new features as well as cross-play. Pokémon Unite has already added a number of playable Pokémon since its release for Nintendo Switch in July. However, as the MOBA makes its long-awaited debut on mobile devices, The Pokémon Company announced features of the new update on its website while also taking to Twitter to show off new gameplay clips for upcoming debutants, Mamoswine and Sylveon. Today's episode is brought to you by Movies Anywhere. Stella has all that in your Daily Fix!

Virtual Legality
Activision Blizzard: Understanding the SEC and EEOC Investigations (VL543)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 37:29


"An Activision spokeswoman...on Monday confirmed that the SEC's investigation concerns the company's disclosures regarding employment matters..., adding that the agency has subpoenaed several current and former employees..." Wall Street Journal - September 20, 2021 *** Activision Blizzard's problems with the State of California and their related problems with messaging and personnel have only grown in the past 24 hours, as the Wall Street Journal has confirmed federal investigations of the beleaguered publisher by both the SEC and EEOC. What are those agencies investigating and how does such an investigation proceed? Why is one potentially more serious than the other? And why does Activision's messaging keep failing to assuage investor fears? It's time to make a federal case of it...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/piDbzSfmnjM #California #Activision #Lawsuit *** CHANNEL SUPPORT PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 01:23 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investigation 11:29 Do you have to disclose investigations? 23:12 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Investigation 32:24 Activision and Investors Respond 35:41 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "California vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View" YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ "SEC Is Investigating Activision Blizzard Over Workplace Practices, Disclosures" Wall Street Journal - September 20, 2021 https://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-is-investigating-activision-blizzard-over-workplace-practices-disclosures-11632165080 "The SEC Is Now Investigating Activision Blizzard for Discrimination and Harassment" IGN - September 20, 2021 https://www.ign.com/articles/sec-activision-blizzard-federal-investigation "How Investigations Work" SEC Website https://www.sec.gov/enforce/how-investigations-work.html "Cheng v Activision Blizzard" Filed August 3, 2021 https://www.bloomberglaw.com/public/desktop/document/ChengvActivisionBlizzardIncetalDocketNo221cv06240CDCalAug032021Co?1628012094 "Do You Have to Disclose a Government Investigation?" Harvard Law Forum on Corporate Governance https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/04/09/do-you-have-to-disclose-a-government-investigation/ Activision Blizzard EDGAR FILINGS https://www.sec.gov/edgar/browse/?CIK=718877&owner=exclude "SEC investigating Activision Blizzard" GamesIndustryBiz - September 20, 2021 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-20-sec-investigating-activision-blizzard "Enforcement provisions" 42 USC 2000e-5 (EEOC) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/2000e-5 "What You Can Expect After a Charge is Filed" EEOC Webpage https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/what-you-can-expect-after-charge-filed "What You Should Know: The EEOC, Conciliation, and Litigation" EEOC Guidance Document https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/what-you-should-know-eeoc-conciliation-and-litigation "Activision Blizzard Provides Update on Workplace Initiatives" Activision Press Release - September 21, 2021 https://investor.activision.com/news-releases/news-release-details/activision-blizzard-provides-update-workplace-initiatives *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

Today's News Tonight
Kena Finally Gets Advertised + SEC Subpoenas Activision

Today's News Tonight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 87:45


Today's episode is sponsored by The Game Orb! Check them out and subscribe right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCB0... Also, check out their friend Galactic Reaper's channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO9s... In episode 136 of Today's News Tonight, we're joined once again by our very own NightTIDE as we chat about Kena: Bridge of Spirits finally getting marketing the day before release, Activision getting investigated by the federal government, a release window for Freedom Planet 2, the rumor of Quantic Dream making a Star Wars game, and more! Check out more from NightTIDE! Twitter: https://twitter.com/EvernightStudio YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NightTide9 Portfolio: https://evernight.carrd.co/# --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gvg/support

Opening Arguments
OA526: Updates from Five Cases on the OA Docket

Opening Arguments

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 67:38


So many updates, so little time! Listen as Andrew breaks down the developments in five cases: Texas SB8, E. Jean Carroll, Activision Blizzard, Roger Stone, and Pauline Bauer! If you're doubting that he can squeeze all that into one episode, you're not alone! Links: DoJ motion for injunction, Planned Parenthood et al. v. Texas Right to Life, Carroll v Trump reply brief, letter requesting stay, Activision hires new executives, Activision Blizzard NLRB case, Roger Stone interrupted during radio interview to get served, Capitol police complaint, State response to Bauer, motion to revoke pretrial release

The Game Informer Show
Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender – GI Show (Feat. James Willems)

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021


Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down Blake Hester's Deathloop review impressions and why Arkane Studios has a Game of the Year contender on its hands. We also discuss Dying Light 2 delay news and Eastward, a charming pixel art game. On top of that, we're joined by the one and only James Willems, Co-Founder of Funhaus, to talk about his journey through the video game industry and hear more about his recent voice acting role in Psychonauts 2 and what it was like working with Double Fine. Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Dan Tack (@DanTack), and special guest James Willems (@JamesWillems). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:19 – James Willems Intro 00:19:56 – Dying Light 2 Delay 00:29:23 – Deathloop 00:52:40 – Eastward 01:00:58 – Psychonauts 2 01:03:17 – Gloomhaven Video Game 01:10:03 – The Artful Escape 01:13:57 – Housekeeping 01:18:43 – Community Emails