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OfflineTV Podcast
OfflineTV Podcast #27 - LilyPichu, Masyoshi, Brodin

OfflineTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 73:38


OfflineTV Roster:Scarra | https://twitter.com/scarraPokimane | https://twitter.com/pokimanelolLilyPichu | https://twitter.com/LilyPichuDisguised Toast l https://twitter.com/DisguisedToastMichael Reeves l https://twitter.com/michaelreevesSydeon | https://twitter.com/SydeonQuarterJade | https://twitter.com/QuarterJadeMasayoshi | https://twitter.com/ItzMasayoshiYvonnie - https://twitter.com/yvonnie Audio Version:Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37cnxVGApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Rj5NkYEdited by:Stevo | https://twitter.com/stevotevoSocial links:https://www.twitter.com/OfflineTVhttps://www.instagram.com/OfflineTVhttps://tiktok.com/@offlinetvhttps://www.reddit.com/r/offlineTVhttps://www.facebook.com/OfflineTVggDiscord Server:https://discord.gg/EsrzURe

Plat Chat VALORANT
These are the TOP 10 PLAYERS of LOCK//IN São Paulo — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 122

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 179:27


Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

This week, Colton and Nick talk about ranked mindset, the ranked climb, misjudging changes before they happen, a ton of emails, and more on episode 572 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Brown Boy Chronicles
S5 E9: Behind the Memes ft. Gurshaan Arora of FaZe Clan

Brown Boy Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 65:01


​​This week, the boys interview Gurshaan Arora, a Social Media Coordinator for FaZe Clan and Social Media Manager/Assistant Producer for The Flank e-sports podcast. They discuss his breakthrough and success in the niche area of e-sports and learn about his long-term career goals. As the conversation delves deeper, the topic shifts to the exciting realm of desi music with the highly-anticipated debut of Diljit Dosanjh at this year's Coachella. Lastly, The boys share their thoughts on the current state of boxing and its trends in both professional and influencer spheres to conclude the discussion. 00:28 Intro 01:20 Valorant or CSGO 04:30 Birds/Niners 06:52 The Comeup 09:05 Big Meme Energy 13:00 Parental Support 19:12 Day in the Life 29:37 Anchor Ad 30:10 Favorite Meme 32:34 Future Collabs 33:32 Diljit vs AP 39:51 Salt Papi 42:01 Professional vs Influencer Boxing 48:01 Franchising E-Sports 1:03:10 Songs of the Week Brown Boy Chronicles Socials https://linktr.ee/brownboychronicles https://www.instagram.com/thebrownboychronicles/ https://www.tiktok.com/@thebrownboychronicles https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Y3rSBQEIegOLuPVnB6f1c?si=d86470d5f56c457d&nd=1 https://discord.com/invite/tymXVbhN --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebrownboychronicles/support

Filthy Raine
051 | Overwatch 2 Sexual Harassment Game Mode, Microsoft Layoffs, and tons more!

Filthy Raine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 69:47


Cloudpunk GiveawayConnect with the Podcast: @FilthyRaine Connect with Gafiltha: @Gafiltha Connect with Raine: @RaineShadow Bones Coffee Affiliate Link Humble Bundle Learn to Code Humble Bundle  Raine's YouTube Channel Etsy Shop Link (Use Code Podcast for 20% off) Raine's Discord bot Sources: Gaming Bulletin BoardOverwatchPatch NotesApex LegendsCelestial SunriseDead by DaylightThe Moonlight Burrow EventValorantNew Year BundleUpdatesThe Game Awards follow up Games to PlaySpiritfarerCES 2023Stories130 Inch Stream Deck ScreenOverwatch 2 Sexual Harrasment Game ModeMicrosoft LayoffsJoseph Staten left 343343 back burner on halo gamesPhil SpencerStadia Gone

Plat Chat VALORANT
PICKING the WINNER of VCT LOCK//IN — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 121

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 200:15


Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast
The Worst Role In League?

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 84:52


This week, the boys talk about the Riot cyber attack, Patch 13.1b, Role Strength, Champions Queue, emails, and more on episode 571 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/

Press X to Start
Level 7.2 - Google's Side Eyeing Xbox's Activision Acquisition

Press X to Start

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 48:44


SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!! on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Audible. This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean & Avery talk about Google/Nvidia being skeptical of Xbox's Activision deal, Skull & Bones getting pushed back yet again, the Justin Roiland allegations, One Piece Odyssey and more! Gaming News - Time code: 1:56 Nvidia & Google voice concerns about Xbox's Activision acquisition; Skull & Bones continues to be vaporware as its' pushed back again; Footage from a mysterious Sony shooter leaks to the web; High On Life creator, Justin Roiland, facing domestic violence charges. What We've Been Playing - Time code: 37:16 Avery talks about Valorant's newest season & his quest to become the pirate king in One Piece Odyssey Sean tries out Axiom Verge 2 in between Yakuza games If you're enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you're using. Every little bit helps!  Want to ask a question, ask us at PressX2start.com/Questions Join/Follow Us: Youtube: Press X To Start TV Twitch: pressxtostarttv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pressx2start Twitter: @PressX2S  Instagram: @PressX2Start TikTok: @pressx2start You can find more info about the Press X and who we are at www.PressX2start.com. If you have any questions or just want to tell us how great (or just slightly okay) we're doing or how we can be better, be a friend and reach out and email us at pressxtostartpodcast@gmail.com End music by @maztrinc on SoundCloud & IG Be good to each other, Peace!

OfflineTV Podcast
OfflineTV Podcast #26 - QuarterJade, Disguised Toast, Brodin

OfflineTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 81:57


Filmed December 21, 2022 OfflineTV Roster:Scarra | https://twitter.com/scarraPokimane | https://twitter.com/pokimanelolLilyPichu | https://twitter.com/LilyPichuDisguised Toast l https://twitter.com/DisguisedToastMichael Reeves l https://twitter.com/michaelreevesSydeon | https://twitter.com/SydeonQuarterJade | https://twitter.com/QuarterJadeMasayoshi | https://twitter.com/ItzMasayoshiYvonnie - https://twitter.com/yvonnie Audio Version:Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37cnxVGApple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Rj5NkYProduced / Directed by:Henry | https://twitter.com/JYJHHJEdited by:Max Olivo | https://twitter.com/MaxOlivoYT Managed by:Max Olivo | https://twitter.com/MaxOlivoSocial links:https://www.twitter.com/OfflineTVhttps://www.instagram.com/OfflineTVhttps://tiktok.com/@offlinetvhttps://www.reddit.com/r/offlineTVhttps://www.facebook.com/OfflineTVggDiscord Server:https://discord.gg/EsrzURe

Up on Game Presents
Up On Game Presents: Business Of ESports Sentinels Fortnite Exodus, China Game Approvals, India National Gaming Strategy, Trainwrecks Viewbotting Accusation

Up on Game Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 43:04


In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by YouGov), we discuss Sentinels leaving the competitive Fortnite scene, Tencent receiving licenses to release more games in China including Valorant, the Indian government providing more support for gaming and other entertainment industries, Trainwrecks claiming Twitch has a viewbotting problem, and so much more! Be sure to check out the Business of Esports Podcast with Paul "The Profit" Dawalibi and the Honorable Jimmy Baratta! Each week, our hosts invite a special guest onto the show with ties to the esports industry so that we can get learn more about gaming while also getting a more in-depth look at all the important aspects that make up the world's fastest-growing industry!! Tune in every Thursday for new episodes!!!! Subscribe/Rate/Review to Up On Game Presents on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! WATCH FULL EPISODES ON THE UP ON GAME NETWORK YOUTUBE CHANNEL JUST SEARCH UP ON GAME NETWORK ASIA • BUSINESS OF ESPORTS • BUSINESS OF ESPORTS PODCAST • BUSINESS OF ESPORTS WEEKLY NEWS • BUSINESS OF ESPORTS WEEKLY NEWS SHOW • CHINA • E-SPORTS • ENTERTAINMENT • ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY • ESPORTS • FORTNITE • GAMING • GAMING LICENSE • GAMING LICENSES • INDIA • INDIAN GOVERNMENT • LICENSE • LICENSES • LICENSING • LICENSING AGREEMENT • LICENSING CONTRACT • LICENSING CONTRACTS • MIDDLE EAST • ONLINE GAME LICENSE • ONLINE GAME LICENSES • ONLINE VIDEO GAME LICENSE • ONLINE VIDEO GAME LICENSES • PAUL "THE PROFIT" DAWALIBI • PAUL DAWALIBI • PODCAST • PODCASTING • PODCASTS • PRO GAMER • PRO GAMERS • PRO GAMING • PROFESSIONAL GAMERS • PROFESSIONAL GAMING • SENTINELS • TENCENT • TENCENT HOLDINGS • TENCENT HOLDINGS LIMITED • TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD • THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS • THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS PODCAST • THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS WEEKLY NEWS • THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS WEEKLY NEWS SHOW • THE MIDDLE EAST • THE PROFIT • THE PROFIT'S TAKE • THE PROFIT'S TAKES • TRAINWRECK • TRAINWRECKS • TRAINWRECKSTV • TWITCH • TYLER FARAZ "TRAINWRECK" NIKNAM • TYLER FARAZ NIKNAM • VIDEO GAME LICENSE • VIDEO GAME LICENSES • VIDEO GAMES • VIEW BOT • VIEW BOTTING • VIEWBOTTING • YOUGOV • YOUTUBESupport the show: https://www.upongame.network/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

This week, the boys talk SEA transfer events, the rise of ADCs, LCS time changes, lots of emails, and more on episode 570 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Torréfaction
Torréfaction #243 : Valorant, Animal Well, Projet Leonardo PS5, Haiku, The Last of Us sur Prime Video, et Shadow Business

Torréfaction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 36:27


Cette semaine : nouvelle saison Valorant (Revelation, Lotus, Araxys, Kickoff), drama autour du trailer LoL 2023, Animal Well, projet Leonardo pour Playstation 5, les chiffres Ubisoft, Haiku beta 4 - BeOS n'est pas mort

The Four Horsemen
The State of Esports Business: Is 2023 the esports winter? (feat. lurppis)

The Four Horsemen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 204:35


Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen, co-managing director of Immortals Gaming Club and former professional player, joins the the Horsemen to review 2022 through the esports business lens. They discuss the imminent "esports winter," the state of sponsorships in a potential recession, the shift from franchising to the new VALORANT model, which esports are healthiest in 2023, and more.

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast
The Brink of Finity

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 87:01 Very Popular


This week, the boys break down all of the 2023 season news including new champions, patches, mid-scope updates, player behaviour, and more on episode 569 of Leaguecast! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Eat Your Crust
Welcome to Season 5 Besties

Eat Your Crust

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 33:08


Jeesoo goes to Korea and translates up a storm for her Chinese fiancee and Korean family.Crystal deals with a Valorant addiction and fascination with Gen Z slang.Support the showFollow us on social media @eatyourcrustpod

Plat Chat VALORANT
Are CRYPTO THROWERS ruining Lotus? — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 119

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 149:49


The Business of Esports
323. Sentinels Fortnite Exodus, China Game Approvals, India National Gaming Strategy, Trainwrecks Viewbotting Accusation

The Business of Esports

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 43:04


In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by YouGov), we discuss Sentinels leaving the competitive Fortnite scene, Tencent receiving licenses to release more games in China including Valorant, the Indian government providing more support for gaming and other entertainment industries, Trainwrecks claiming Twitch has a viewbotting problem, and so much more!

Plat Chat VALORANT
These will be THE TOP 10 PLAYERS of 2023. — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 118

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 148:00


Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast
League Resolutions

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 75:29 Very Popular


This week, the boys talk about the state of League, Hopes for 2023, Competitive Leagues, Community Games, and more on episode 568 of Leaguecast! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Video Game Club
44 - Valorant

Video Game Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 65:12


Welcome back to VGC, happy new year! In this episode the boys sit together after playing popular team based FPS Valorant.

Altered Confusion Podcast
Episode 40.2022: As Long as it Wasn't a Face Stomp

Altered Confusion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 61:40


Charlie and Zealeus talk about what gamers really want from: Henry Cavill has a NEW Project WoW Causing Streamers to Lose Viewers? Valorant to get Updated Automated Smurf Detection Ubisoft to Gift Some Stadia Users Free Games Vox Machina to get Board Game Dutch Blitz This Round of Pokemon Not Living Up to Hype Website: https://www.alteredconfusion.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/alteredconfusio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlteredConfusion/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AlteredConfusionLLC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alteredconfusion/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AlteredConfusion

Plat Chat VALORANT
THE 2022 PLAT CHAT AWARDS! — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 117

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 123:19 Very Popular


Underscore_
Le développeur de Fortnite nous a aidé pour notre nouveau studio

Underscore_

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 32:05


Tim Sweeney : ce gros crack, développeur de jeux-vidéos dans les années 1990 alors qu'il a à peine la vingtaine est à l'origine d'un des moteurs de jeu les plus connus au monde : Unreal Engine. C'est grâce à lui que des jeux comme Fortnite, Valorant ou Sea of Thieves ont pu voir le jour. Mais saviez-vous que notre studio de tournage pour l'émission utilise aussi Unreal Engine ? De la naissance de ce bon vieux Tim Sweeney, à la création de notre studio, Michaël vous raconte tout !Pensez à mettre 5 étoiles pour soutenir l'émission ! Hébergé par Acast. Visitez acast.com/privacy pour plus d'informations.

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast
Was Old League Better?

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 58:55


This week, Aidan and Nick talk about Switching games, Old Runes vs New, Community Games, and more on episode 567 of Leaguecast! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

This week, Colton and Nick talk about their favourite cat Yuumi, LCS schedule changes, who is on their League of Legends Mount Rushmore, and more on episode 566 of Leaguecast! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Geekoholics Anonymous Video Game Podcast
The Game Awards 2022, High on Life and more - Geekoholics Anonymous Video Game Podcast 380

Geekoholics Anonymous Video Game Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 125:11


On this weeks episode we blab about the following Games and topics: Whatcha Been Playing? Callisto Protocol Pokemon Scarlet High on Life News: Cross Platform / PC / Misc. The Game Awards 2022: Everything Announced The Game Awards 2022 Winners: The Full List The Game Awards Stage Crasher Arrested After Invading Elden Ring's GOTY Speech CD Projekt is investigating Witcher 3 issues on PC following next-gen update Tesla rolling out Steam integration in cars AMD's new cards finally roll out, fast in rasterization, need improvement in Ray Tracing  Insomniac's Spider-Man appears in the Spider-Verse 2 trailer PlayStation Amazon's live-action God of War TV adaptation is officially go Days Gone director says Sony Bend "punched way above [its] weight" on game's release Nintendo Hollywood's Super Nintendo World officially opens in February Xbox Xbox addresses lack of Game Awards reveals: ‘We have a lot planned to show' PSA's: Epic Games Store Freebies: Mystery Game Thursday Riot Games Joins Xbox Game Pass with Benefits for Valorant and League Players Free 4 All Wednesday Help support the show: - Subscribe to our Twitch channel http://twitch.tv/geekoholics - Use our Epic Creator Code: GEEKOHOLICS when purchasing items in Fortnite or buying games on the Epic Games Store - Please review the show (bit.ly/geekoholics) on Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and to share with your friends. Reviews help us reach more listeners, and the feedback helps us to produce a better show. Join our Discord server: CLICK HERE Don't forget to follow our Social Media Feeds to keep up to date on our adventures: Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook Thanks for listening and have a great weekend! You can reach me on Twitter @RicF

Caster Calls With ZombieGrub
Episode 64: Vansilli - Valorant Commentator

Caster Calls With ZombieGrub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 79:57


Vansilli boasts one of the oldest resumes in esports, finding his start in casting way back in the 2000s with CS:GO 1.5. Despite working with many of the other OGs of the esports scene, Vansilli may seem like a new face, really finding his footing concretely with the release of Valorant. It's a unique esports tale - perhaps he had the opportunity to be "at the right place at the right time"  in the early 2010s, but decided instead to take a step back from esports right before CS:GO's big boom and work full-time at a non-esports job for years. How does one make the come-back into esports after such a long hiatus? Tune in and find out!  https://twitter.com/VansilliFind the video version here -https://youtu.be/lYH5eXghwYoFollow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercallsConsider supporting the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/zombiegrubCo-produced by Shayne and VladIVThank you to the big supporters on Patreon!NickVinnyStephenETRaviBarrettCuddleBunnySupport the show

Groselha Talk
BERNARDO “BiDa” MOURA - Groselha Talk #132

Groselha Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 160:33


Nosso convidado de hoje tem muito em comum com nosso querido gORDOx, mas calma que não é de kilos que estamos falando não... (Até porque o estúdio é forte mas é bom não abusar né? hehe) Ele é Bernardo Moura, mais conhecido como BIDA, streamer na Twitch, e um dos maiores narradores de CS:GO e Valorant. E como nosso senhor de idade está lá no Qatar assustando os camelos, teremos a presença do ilustre Jairo Foxer pra nos acompanhar nessa conversa. Papo de milhões, não perde não! Assista a este episódio em vídeo pelo Spotify ou pelo nosso canal no YouTube! Acesse https://bit.ly/GROSELHA e use o Código GROSELHA para receber um bônus de boas-vindas. Você deve ter mais de 18 anos para usar o aplicativo Blaze. Se você tem menos de 18 anos, não jogue. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/groselha-talk/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/groselha-talk/support

Plat Chat VALORANT
100 Thieves DOMINATE Red Bull Home Ground! — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 116

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 120:01


LIVE 94.6
"News Breaking®"-Valorant Update & Pokemon Scarlett & Violet

LIVE 94.6 "The Grizz" Radio Station®️

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 7:07


Tune in our new show “News Breaking” as we talk Valorant & Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The Zeitgeist
Ryan Wyatt - Polygon Studios CEO, EP 15

The Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 27:27


What do Nike, Starbucks, reddit, and AAA gaming studio 12am have in common?They all use Polygon to build in web3.Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt joined Brian Friel to discuss crypto's mainstream adoption and the future of web3 gaming on Episode 15 of The Zeitgeist.Show Notes:01:36 -  Background / How he started working at Polygon?05:09  - Why Polygon and web 3.0 gaming?11:29 - Partnerships16:58 - The state of web 3.0 gaming today20:28 The future of web 3.0 gaming22:29 How will wallets evolve in the space24:35 -  A builder he admires Full Transcript:Brian (00:06):Hey everyone, and welcome to the Zeitgeist, the show where we highlight the founders, developers, and designers who are pushing the Web 3.0 space forward. I'm Brian Friel, developer relationship fan, and I'm thrilled to announce my guest, Ryan Wyatt, the CEO of Polygon Studios. Polygon is a platform for scaling and building decentralized blockchain apps on Ethereum. Polygon Studios specifically is the business team working to help advance the Polygon ecosystem across its various products. Ryan, welcome to the show.Ryan (00:35):Dude, you've got a perfect podcast voice. Let me tell you, man.Brian (00:39):Thank you. It's a good thing no one can see my face. It's a voice for podcasting, but we'll keep it at that.Ryan (00:44):Yeah, that's fair. That's all that matters. That's all that matters. Thanks for having me.Brian (00:48):Yeah. Hey, we're really excited. By the time that this episode's live, the announcement will be out that Phantom and Polygon are joining forces and bringing the Phantom experience to the EVM ecosystem. We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with you guys.Ryan (01:01):Yeah, we're super excited. Long time coming. Glad the day has finally arrived. We can share it with everybody. You can't see it, but I'm wearing my Phantom shirt, so I'm fully celebrating the moment.Brian (01:12):I love it. And we definitely got some more of those Phantom shirts in stock. We can be giving it out to all the Polygon community.Ryan (01:19):That's right, man.Brian (01:19):Getting the merch going.Ryan (01:20):Send them my way.Brian (01:20):Hey, well, you know, you have a really interesting background. I really want to dig into that before we get started on everything that's in what we can be teaming up together across Polygon and Phantom. But for the uninitiated, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became to be working at Polygon?Ryan (01:36):Yeah, so my whole background was really in the creator economy all the way back to my days in college. So I played games competitively. I commentated tournaments for Major League Gaming. I ran the online tournament infrastructure for Major League Gaming, 2008, 2009. Ultimately went to Machinima, which was a really early gaming company on YouTube, and then went to YouTube to start the gaming vertical where I was the head of gaming for almost eight years at YouTube. And gaming is the second largest vertical for YouTube. It's got 350 million logged in users. It generates billions of dollars for the platform. So a really fun time that I had of 12, 13, 14 years in the creator economy. Last year in 2021, I really started getting into angel investing of Web 3.0 projects. And the way that I actually got connected into Web 3.0 projects was just really game developers that I really believed in that had a high degree of talent that were going over and they were making at the time, calling blockchain based games.(02:33):And I just became very enamored and fascinated with the concept of what can you do when you really own your digital items and how big of a business that's becoming. And so as I spent more time in that space while still at YouTube, I got really excited about what can I do to jump in full time. And I came to Polygon and I thought I really like Polygon for a couple key reasons. First and foremost, I was already sold on Ethereum where that was going to be a base layer for developers and users, and not to say that other alt ones don't have a place in the world. Ethereum had kind of already checked that box that they'd been able to gravitate a lot of users and developers. And clearly there was this conundrum that existed at Ethereum of the inability to let it scale.(03:12):And so I started focusing on protocols and companies that were really looking at this idea of how do you scale Ethereum? And landed on Polygon because I had liked their ZK tech acquisitions that they had done. They spent about a billion dollars acquiring three different ZK companies. I looked at that as like, okay, that's a real scaling L2 future for this platform.(03:35):And I thought I could come in given that I worked at a platform like YouTube, saw a lot of verticals, saw what it's like to scale a company, and knew Web 3.0 and Web 2.0 really. Well, I thought I was in a unique position to come into the company and help out. And so I joined Polygon Studios in January of this year. I lead our whole business team. So if you can think of Polygon as there's a product and engineering team that's focusing on ID and our different ZK solutions, our POS chain, avail, our super nets, a lot of work going into our product efforts across the board over there. Everything else kind of sits under my camp of everything from BD to partnerships to marketing, finance, legal, compliance, a lot of these different other business areas. And so it's been an awesome opportunity. I've really enjoyed being here and Polygon had such a tremendous year. It's been fun to be on the ride, that's for sure.Brian (04:24):Yeah, I couldn't agree more. I think Polygon is a bit of a meme that you guys have the most legendary BD team in the Web 3.0 space.Ryan (04:31):I love that meme too. I won't lie to you.Brian (04:33):Yeah, I want to get into all that and what you guys have cooking over at Polygon, but just to quickly go back a little bit on your background, you mentioned you were the head of gaming at YouTube, and that's at a time when it really wasn't popular opinion that it would be a popular thing to watch people play video games on the internet. I think you were very early to that movement and now you see that movement potentially heading to the blockchain space, you know, mentioned that your interest in Polygon really peaked from seeing game developers move over. For you, what was the aha moment for you that made you leave a job like YouTube to come into the Web 3.0 space?Ryan (05:08):Yeah, no, I love the question. I think the funny thing too is, so, taking a step back at the first part of hey, you know, you got involved before the creator economy was even a thing. And the reason I got involved was I really was such a gamer and it was fun to watch gaming highlights and clips from other cool moments in games. And what got me into it was simply, I think there's other people like me that might enjoy this, other gamers that are watching these videos and stuff. And so it started just with something as innocent and simple as that and kind of kept building off of it. Okay, how do you introduce this to more people? What barriers do you break down in order to get it into more people's hands and so forth? And so some of it you control, some of it you don't.(05:54):So a good example was really where you started to see scaling of more gaming videos being uploaded was when the Dazzle capture card came out, it was like a 50 or $60 capture card you plugged into your Xbox or PlayStation very simply captured to a hard drive. You had this raw footage output that you could just clip up and then upload, right? Then also software got better with Final Cut and Premier and all these different things. And so you started to see a lot of these things happen that other companies were contributing to and really what you don't ever sit there. And at the time I was never like, oh, some of the biggest celebrities in the world one day are going to be people that upload videos on YouTube. You don't start with such an insane point of view that I wouldn't have believed it at the time.(06:38):You didn't need to sell this huge idea and you just believe, hey, there's people that are interested in it and this is going to keep getting bigger as more people progress. I say all of that because clearly the outcome was, again, 350 million logged-in people watch gaming video on YouTube every day. Some of the biggest celebrities in the world now come from YouTube. Mr. Beast was uploading gaming videos, Dream, all these different people, right? And so I saw a bunch of similarities in Web 3.0. I love this idea of decentralization. I really did believe that, hey, there is a power dynamic that negatively impacts users. You see it in gaming, a lot of this is anchored around gaming and that as people are spending more money on digital goods, there's going to be this desire and push for more genuine ownership over it. So I started to see something where I was like, hey, this is interesting to me and I think it will be interesting to other people.(07:27):And now I also saw a lot of capital in the space, and by that I mean there is so many different people focusing on so many different problems like Phantom with the wallet, us with a protocol, Magic Eden who we just partnered with on the marketplace. You saw all these great talented people contributing their part in advancing the overall ecosystem. And so I had this perspective of, well, the creator economy took about 15, 16 years to really hit its stride in a meaningful way. I think that Web 3.0, if you think about where we're at, can really cut that timeline in half because of the type of people, the capital and resources that are in this space. And I felt that there was already a really good product market fit as far as people wanting this. And so for me, it actually was a really easy jump.(08:11):I had no issue leaving. I did awesome. I loved my job at YouTube, running gaming YouTube was so fun. Great people love Susan, our CEO. Really enjoyed who I worked with. But even saying all that, it was actually really easy to come make the jump here because I was like, oh, this is going to be so fun over the next decade, there's going to be so many different learning opportunities, things to build. There's this blank canvas of creativity and yeah, it's littered with a bunch of issues. That was no different than YouTube in these early days with people uploading porn or videos that had copyright or music. You're dealing with a bunch of abuse factors in crypto right now. We're seeing it play out, but that's okay. It's a lot of what you expect in first movers and early adopters of a new product. And so I'm really optimistic about how this stuff shakes out and what the future looks like and how even on a personal level I can contribute to shaping that in some way.Brian (09:01):Yeah, no, I agree. There's nothing quite working on the frontier attack. It's really exciting.Ryan (09:07):Frontier indeed it is. Yes. We're reminded of that every two months at this rate.Brian (09:13):Absolutely. So let's turn a little bit to Polygon specifically. And you mentioned that you just jumped in with two feet into this space. What is it about Polygon that piqued your interest and why do you think it's particularly well suited for this movement into Web 3.0 gaming?Ryan (09:29):So going back to Ethereum, I was betting on Ethereum, so I was like, I want to be associated with a protocol that's focused on scaling Ethereum. And so there's some great companies, Immutables out there and so forth. I just really liked Polygon because I love the founders, so I got to spend some time with Sandeep. I mean these guys have the heart and spirit, JD, Milo, Onarog. It's really inspirational. I kind of like an underdog story too. And if you think about even where YouTube was relative to Twitch and some of these other things in the gaming category, we had to overcome some of these battles to stay being the largest video platform. Facebook, Mixer with Microsoft, it was just fun to kind of compete. And so I just really like the heart that they had of one, they were really well intended about how much they believed in the future of decentralization and polygons' role in it.(10:20):And two, that passion, you can't recreate that stuff. And so I just very easily gravitated towards them. I also, again, well capitalized the product and engineering team, brilliant people on the ZK side. We have some of the best engineers, mathematicians, PhDs when it relates to cryptography and ZK work in the world on Polygon. So it was, it shot up. I don't think we're an underdog anymore, obviously I think we've arrived, right? We have all this great talent across the organization. We've got a really clear vision of what we think it's going to look like. And so it's just fun. It's just fun to be on a team when you work with people that are really talented, it makes you want to work harder, it makes you get excited to get up every day to work. And so we've just got one of those teams and organizations and I love it.Brian (11:13):That's awesome. So you have a great team that you guys have here at Polygon. We mentioned a little bit earlier that you guys are at the legendary BD team in the Web 3.0 space. Let's talk a little bit about some of those partnerships that you guys have landed recently. What partnerships are you particularly excited about?Ryan (11:29):Well, I mean honestly, selfishly, the Magic Eden and Phantom partnerships are pretty fun. Seeing these, a great marketplace, a great wallet go multichain is so good for the space. I think multi chain is a good thing for the space. Oftentimes too, I say it's just like we're so small and so early to be super competitive. And so I think multi chain is just a great way for all companies to look. Even games and things that are building on Polygon. So that's been really fun. We've also had a lot on the gaming side this past year. We partnered with Tilting Point, we partnered with Midnight Society, which is Dr. Disrespect's game. I mean obviously we had just a heyday on the enterprise side. We had Nike and Starbucks and Reddit and Meta. I mean, honestly, that list gets crazy. Super proud of all the team's work there.(12:19):DeFi, we had a really fun year too. I really feel good about what we've done with DeFi, Robinhood, who was a really exciting announcement. So there's just been great momentum. The teams really, it's a mix of Web 2.0 background folks from big tech with Web 3.0 native gurus, and they just really work well as far as learning from each other. It doesn't come without its hiccups, but it really has been a great collaborative effort. So we've just had a lot of fun partnerships this year. It's great to be able to announce Phantom as we come to the end too as well. I think that's going to be exciting as we go into the new year, especially with all the projects we announced and so many of them we haven't even launched yet. If you think about Starbucks and some of these other ones, we haven't even debuted them yet. So 23 is going to be a fun year. I'm really excited. I know people right now are pessimistic bears because that's the season when the highs are high, they're really high and the lows, they're really low. I'm kind of pretty excited going into 2023 with all this momentum we have. Then our ZK tech coming out, we're going to be able to do a bunch more and the DeFi space with our ZK tech as well. Vibes are high on IM my man.Brian (13:27):I love it. That's great. You mentioned a ton there that hits across a bunch of different sectors. When you talk to these teams, especially, I'm curious, the ones who maybe aren't as Web 3.0 native, are there any commonalities between all them about what they're particularly excited about or maybe some specific areas that they think are most fruitful for growth in the Web 3.0 space?Ryan (13:46):It varies so much from each one. Think about a Magic Eden or a Phantom opportunity versus a Starbucks versus Meta. I do think a lot of folks are really interested in these ideas of these decentralized, let's say peer-to-peer networks, if you will, in layman's kind of Web 2.0 terms and kind of what you can do with it. So yeah, I think from that perspective, there's a lot of intrigue and appetite in the space. I would say it's not necessarily a growth vector for them. I think it's a lot of it is, hey, this is really interesting, new tech, what can we do? How do we participate in it? How do we learn in it? How do we trial? How do we try projects in it? And then there's varying degrees. I mean if you look at Instagram, they went really in, you mint on Polygon. You can sell directly from Instagram as they build on that. That's a really just valuable tool from a creator product feature set.(14:37):And people don't really need to worry about the Polygon aspect. I mean, it's fun if you're in the space, Polygon, but at the end of the day, it's like it's a great product feature they unlocked via Polygon, Reddit and what they're doing with Starbucks Odyssey. And basically they're going to allow this rewards program to be on chain, and the NFT part will be really passive as it should be with users that are going to use it. Same with Reddit, digital collectibles. So I just think you're really hitting a stride in how people are figuring it out. And there's going to be learning and iterative work here for all of them. But yeah, I think everybody's looking for something different when they come to the table. And I feel like what we have that's pretty unique is a bunch of people that can look at all these different perspectives from institutions, to finance, to big tech, to DeFi, to being a NFT, degen trader, all these different users that matter in our communities that matter. We've got good representation of it internally.Brian (15:32):Yeah, no, that's great. And it's great to see so much enthusiasm from these orgs actually putting their money where their mouth is and learning by doing and shipping and iterating, doing all that. It's a really cool time to see. Just a couple years ago that would've been basically unheard of in the crypto space. So it's really awesome to see that changing.Ryan (15:48):It's fun that crypto's ... look, dude, I would never call myself a crypto native. I didn't read a Bitcoin white paper and it changed my life back in the day. So you are seeing this new wave of people. This is good for the space. People that come in-Brian (16:02):Totally.Ryan (16:03):That got really interested in some of the ethos of Web 3.0 that is entering the space. And so this is why I feel good about these cycles that we'll have of people coming in. And it will be an ebb and flow. We'll have these big breakthroughs. We'll have moments we've been going through the past couple months on pulling back, and that's a natural part of the course that we're on. And I think what you continue to see with each stride will be more talent, more innovation, more use cases, more people each time.Brian (16:29):Yeah, no, I agree. And each new wave of users has their own perspective. As you said, it's no longer the hardcore cyberpunks and crypto maxes coming in, and that's how the space grows. It's really exciting to see. Totally. I want to bring it back just a little bit to gaming in particular too. Given your background, everything. We talked about how excited you were moving into the Web 3.0 space from head of gaming at YouTube. Talk a little bit about how you see the state of gaming, Web 3.0 gaming today and how that might change in the coming years.Ryan (16:58):So if you think about Web 3.0, the first version of it was, they were rudimentary Ponzi-esque type games. Some games I don't think operated with malice. I think some did, right? No doubt. I think that it was a great learning experience of what can you do with all these different things? You have a token, you've got decentralization, you've got ownership. You're trying to balance game mechanics. You're just doing a lot. Making a game is really difficult. You start adding all these different elements, it becomes very complex. So I'm pretty empathetic to, let's call it generation one of Web 3.0 games, none of them, which would be anything that I'd be interested in playing. I think Axie even playing that was like, okay, at least it's like there's something here. But these are all kind of base level games. A lot of great talent though coming from that space as far as generation one Web 3.0 games as far as learning and iterating.(17:50):And that's not super uncommon if you look at some of the early gatcha games and what mobile first offered up and some of the pay games that mobile ad were pretty atrocious as well. And so mobile went through a very kind of similar era of how do you iterate on these things? How do you improve? And so Web 3.0 games now, it's like you're starting to see some really good. One, it's like if you think about really great games take years to make. So you could have been last year been like, I'm going to make a Web 3.0 game and I have this really good studio and I've got a great background. And you're not seeing that game next year. You're seeing it in like 2024. So it's going to take a while and it's not going to happen fast in gaming. You're going to keep seeing new things come out in Web 3.0 gaming that will continue to pique people's interest and be like, okay, that's cool.(18:41):Or oh, what they just did with memberships and NFT, that's cool. Or what they just did with governance, that's cool. And games are just going to keep getting better and better and better. It'll be beyond just digital marketplaces and things that you own items in and all of that. So anyway, I say all that is, I think really the reality of where games are, where you start to see mass adoption of Web 3.0 games is years away. I think I feel very confident Web 3.0 gaming will be a pretty sizable subsection of games revenue in 2026, 27, and then you'll just keep seeing it go up to the right over time as far as users revenue, how many wallets, all of this. So yeah, I'm excited. I say it in a little more tempered way because it's more of a long term bet. We've been placing a lot of them now though.(19:25):You got to place those bets now. Those trees take a long time to grow. They're really impactful when they do, but you have to plant these seeds now. So we spent a lot of time this past year investing in different gaming projects out of our ecosystem fund, partnering with really large game developers, some of which we haven't even announced yet. So yeah, we've got some cool stuff that's coming up. And I definitely think things that's going to show what gen two of Gaming and Web 3.0 looks like. Again, I think where you see a meaningful breakthrough is more likely in this gen three era in four years or so.Brian (19:59):Yeah, for sure. No, it takes a lot of cycles to make something that's kind of a generational game like that. You know, mentioned some of these early investments, planting the seeds on this. If you had a crystal ball and you looked out, do you see that most of the games people are playing three, five years out from now? Are these being made from the existing AAA game studios that are coming into Web 3.0? Is it these web one game developers who are more crypto native iterating and finding something special? Is it some sort of blended between the two of them? What do you think there?Ryan (20:29):It's probably a blend. I actually think of more of it a regional thing. I think APAC game developers, largely in APAC will be the ones Web 3.0 native or Web 2.0 will be the ones that really do really interesting things in Web 3.0 gaming that will then spew towards the West. And so I think of it more as a geo-specific thing than anything else.(20:50):I do think you will have a massive Web 3.0 game hit the equivalent of Minecraft. The thing about Web 2.0 gaming is it wouldn't be incredibly difficult to pivot when they need to. And then when they do pivot, they would be very successful. So if you could imagine a world, just take any AAA game that is a platform, a Valorant, a Call of Duty, any of these different ones that are allowing people to buy cosmetics and skins, and people are spending boatloads of money doing that, they could very easily start to think about how do you flip on something where there's governance, how do you, true ownership, scarcity of items, and even just put membership passes, stuff like that where they could play in a very low level way of playing in Web 3.0 versus there's going to be other games where people are going to go off and create all kind of different mods and versions of it and communities around it and could start from it being a PFP NFT project that evolves like a Board Apes-esque kind of path.(21:51):And so I think it's going to show itself in a lot of different ways. But generally speaking, if I had to make a bet, I would say game developers largely in Asia will set the tone for how Web 3.0 gaming will look in a couple years.Brian (22:04):That's pretty exciting. I'm very interested to see what comes out of that region. And just to bring it back, one thing that I, selfishly here at Phantom were curious about is how do you see the role of wallets evolving in this space? Wallets right now touch a lot of different aspects of Web 3.0. I think the gaming space is relatively unexplored right now. Is there anything in your mind that you're particularly excited to see about from wallets and from Phantom in particular as it relates to this?Ryan (22:30):The user journeys are tough on wallets. Wallets bear the brunt of it. When you think about bridging and making entities really accessible and displayable all in a wallet, you know, have all these on ramps, it's just very digestible. It's clean. Maybe you start to have specific vertical specific features across DeFi gaming or music as you own these things. Like wallets can then go vertically deep, I think, which would be really interesting. But right now, so many of them are just dealing with this onboarding issue. It's complicated. It really is. It's not easy to set these things up for a lot of folks. So as wallets can go deep and then be really seamlessly integrated into all these different consumer experiences, which it's like, well, on its way, that is an already accelerated timeline. You guys have done great work there. This is what I would like to see for wallets.(23:18):I want it to be, my mom can set up a wallet and use it really easily and be like, oh yeah, I mean, here's how I add money to it. Here's how I buy an item. Here's where I can look at it in my inventory. Here's how I easily send it to Brian. That's like when we get there. And I think that's everyone's North Star. And so who's going to do it the best and who's going to do it fastest, I think is what we're going to find out. But look at, you guys have hit a really great narrative in the Solana ecosystem of having this very clean, simple, easy to use wallet. And so you've got a huge leg up already on that because that's what people are looking for and what is needed first.Brian (23:56):Yeah, no, I agree. We always saw that this was one of the bottlenecks in the space of getting things easier, getting it so easy a kindergartner could use it. So we're really excited to bring that to Polygon as well.Ryan (24:06):I love working with you guys because that's good for us. We want to make it easy to come on a polygon and use all these things and have no problem immediately setting up. And as we continue to onboard big games and different enterprise companies and so forth, this is going to be really important to do. So I think it'll be awesome.Brian (24:23):Yeah, I love it. Well, Ryan, this has been an awesome discussion. One closing question we always ask all our guests, and I want to hear your take on this, is who is a builder that you admire in the Web 3.0 ecosystem?Ryan (24:35):Man, I've plugged so many of them here. This is a tough one. Gosh. I'd say right now I think I'm going to go back to Midnight Society. It's a little bit of a curve ball, but the reason why is, that team has a bunch of ex Gears of War, Call of Duty developers that are really from prestigious game development. And they've been a builder that's focusing on how they introduce Web 3.0 to the masses, which I think is obviously, I'm personally fascinated by that. And the way that they've done kind of the membership pass and so forth with NFTs, all these anti NFT like, oh, I hate NFTs, blah, blah, blah. Gaming communities really served it up in a way for them to think about it differently. So I read it too, but sticking to this, and I think as we just touched on how we see gaming start to evolve, I look at them as going to be someone that's going to crack what Reddit started to do with the idea of owning out of a PFP NFT, right?(25:37):They're going to start doing this with gaming, with general gamers that don't really care about this crypto NFT, blockchain, or decentralization bit. They're not interested in that, but they'll be interested in this concept of having genuine ownership of items and memberships and so forth. And they're going to get introduced to it in a way that is different from an NFT perspective than they ever have. And so I like them as a builder because they're Web 3.0 builders, but they're targeting the crypto naive in a way that's really interesting. But honestly, dude, it's an impossible question. There's so many bad asses working in this space right now. This is why it's fun to be in it. So yeah, you guys and some others fall into that category for sure.Brian (26:16):Yeah, no, it's a bit of a selfish question too, so that we can get our next guest lined up for the podcast. I think Midnight Society would be a great guest there.Ryan (26:24):We got to get them out, man. I think. There it is. Yeah, I think they're really, really fascinating group to talk to and dive in about gaming.Brian (26:31):Awesome. And I know there's no shortage of people we could all list on this, but that's great to hear. Well, Ryan, this has been an awesome conversation. Really appreciate your time. Super excited to see what we can do together to push Web 3.0 forward. Where can people go to learn more about Polygon?Ryan (26:45):Yeah, I mean just polygon.technology, right? Honestly, that's probably the best. It's where our blog posts are and all of our updates you can follow then all of our socials that you're interested in. If you want to go deeper on our tech stack, whether you're a developer or just interested, we have all the engineering and technical documents that you would want to look into as well as social and what we've been up to, partner announcements. So I'd head there for all things Polygon.Brian (27:10):I love it. Thank you so much, Ryan Wyatt.Ryan (27:13):Take care, man. Thanks for having me, Brian.  

One More Game
77. New Yorkers Normalized Rat Roommates

One More Game

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 71:05


We're back with episode 77! This week we discussed all things Game Awards including Christopher Judge stealing airtime, the kid who crashed the stage, and the biggest surprise reveals. We also discussed the latest Valorant lore drop, the racist Lensa AI, New York's rat czar, and much more! Listen, enjoy, and subscribe!

Filthy Raine
050 | Travel in VR to learn a new language, men use voice changers for a new study, and more!

Filthy Raine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 67:42


Connect with the Podcast: @FilthyRaine Connect with Gafiltha: @Gafiltha Connect with Raine: @RaineShadow Bones Coffee Affiliate Link Etsy Shop Link (Use Code Podcast for 20% off) Raine's Discord bot Sources: Gaming Bulletin BoardOverwatchButterfinger SpraysRamattra - Lead Narrative DesignerRamattra - Lore DropRamattra - AbilitiesNew SeasonNew MapDestiny 2Next AdventureDead by DaylightChapter 26ValorantShark SkinIce SkinJanuary 2023Patch 5.12BadgeHalo InfiniteWolverine BootsUpdatesThe Game Awards Dec 7th WedWitcher Update Dec 14thGames to PlayStarship Troopers - PCKingdom Eighties - PCNoun Town - Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus RiftStoriesWoW Dragonflight CriticismValorant is Toxic - Spanish ArticleValorant is Toxic - TikTok VideoD2 End of Season&

Plat Chat VALORANT
Who are the WINNERS and LOSERS of the BIG update!? — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 115

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 140:38


Malicious Life
The Problem With Kernel-Mode Anti-Cheat Software [ML B-Side]

Malicious Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 33:39


Nobody likes cheaters, especially in video games: we play games to have fun, and nothing hurts the joy of playing a good game more than losing to a cheater. That is why EA is not the only publisher to implement kernel-mode anti-cheat software in their games: League of Legends and Valorant, for example, use similar software. Yet some people warn that installing such kernel-level systems is extremely dangerous. So, what's the problem with kernel-mode anti-cheat software?

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Nick, Aidan, and Colton discuss patch 12.23, upcoming ranked changes, a new roundtable question, lots of emails and more on episode 564 of Leaguecast! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com   Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Caster Calls With ZombieGrub
Episode 63: Doug - Valorant Commentator

Caster Calls With ZombieGrub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 70:49


Doug might seem like one of the freshest faces in esports, but he's actually far from it. While a fresh face to prestigious tournament broadcasting, Doug has been involved in the competitive side of video games since Halo 2. While OG in a sense, Doug's ability to naturally pick up on what makes commentators tick and his gung ho attitude made sure he skyrocketed through the ranks of Valorant commentators.https://twitter.com/esportsdougFind the video version here -https://youtu.be/3Wn4IlE2I7wFollow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercallsConsider supporting the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/zombiegrubCo-produced by Shayne and VladIVThank you to the big supporters on Patreon!NickVinnyStephenETRaviBarrettCuddleBunnySupport the show

The Business of Esports
308. Office Hours: Promoting Games On 3D Billboards

The Business of Esports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 4:25 Transcription Available


In this episode (308) of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, we discuss some of the biggest titles in video games using 3D billboards to promote their games, including the new VALORANT ad for Harbor!

Plat Chat VALORANT
Who would win the VALORANT WORLD CUP?! — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 114 (feat. Sliggy)

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 109:52


Essah's Way
Episode 125 | The Pursuit of Purpose

Essah's Way

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 28:53


Episode 125. Effie Nkrumah celebrates her journey by reflecting on her faith, international experiences, and dedication to her dreams. Effie Nkrumah previously known as Benumah, is an energetic and charming performer, interdisciplinary artist, writer and lover of food brought up on Gadigal and Darug countries. She is the voice of Astra, the first Ghanaian Agent in Valorant by Riot Games, creators of League of Legends, a contributor in Maxine Beneba Clarke's Growing up African in Australia anthology, has played the role of Cleo as a cover in DTC's production of seven methods of k*lling kylie jenner and holds an MA in Arts Politics from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. As Benumah, her practice relies on memory and the archive and is driven by the concept of challenging the single story of Africa through stories of continental Africans in diaspora, creating work that is entertaining, aesthetically pleasing and discussion prompting. Her installation series See What I See has been performed in Sydney, New York and Accra. She is currently a swing in the Australian cast of the reimagined Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the roles of Hermione, the Trolley Witch and Madam Hooch. She is also the owner of Australian-Ghanaian clothing brand Keziah Jemima.

Plat Chat VALORANT
Game Changers Champions POPPED OFF! — Plat Chat VALORANT Ep. 113

Plat Chat VALORANT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 92:16


Kinda Funny Games Daily
PlayStation Says Xbox Wants Them To Be Nintendo - Kinda Funny Games Daily 11.23.22

Kinda Funny Games Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 59:14


Blessing and Tim talk God of War Ragnarok sales, PlayStation makes more statements about Xbox, The Witcher 3 next gen update, and a new big studio from Netflix. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:30 - Housekeeping A new Kinda Funny Podcast is up right now and it's worth the dollar. Me and Roger join the crew and we talk Twitter drama, Andy tik tok drama, and the crew goes to Jack in The Box… drama. That's on Youtube.com/KindaFunny We're off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. We'll be back with more Kinda Funny content on Monday. The Roper Report  - 00:06:07 - God of War Ragnarök is PlayStation's ‘fastest-selling first-party game ever' - Chris Scullion @ VGC 00:18:15 - We got a new poster for HBO's The Last of Us - @TheLastofUs on Twitter 00:19:24 - Sony claims Microsoft's ‘true strategy' is to ‘make PlayStation like Nintendo' - Andy Robinson @ VGC 00:29:20 - Ad 00:30:30 - We've finally got details on Witcher 3's next gen version - Ryan Dinsdale @ IGN 00:33:32 - Netflix Appears to Be Developing a AAA PC Shooter - Ryan Dinsdale @ IGN 00:39:35 - Riot Games could bring Valorant to consoles - Grant Taylor-Hill @ Insider Gaming 00:45:25 - Sakurai Seemingly Teases Kid Icarus: Uprising For Nintendo Switch - Jason Fanelli @ Gamespot 00:49:29 - The Callisto Protocol's season pass includes new player death animations - Chris Scullion @ VGC 00:54:38 - Onoma games are shutting down - @StudioOnoma on Twitter 00:56:30 - Out today 00:57:30 - You‘re Wrong Next Week's Hosts: Monday: Greg and Tim Tuesday: Greg and Blessing Wednesday: Blessing and Greg

The Safety Doc Podcast
The Meteoric Rise of High School Esports | What You Need to Know | Guest Mike Dahle | SDP195

The Safety Doc Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 76:12


More youth are participating in Esports - and it's nothing like the trope stereotype of “gamer kids” isolated  in their basements, chomping on chips and sipping sodas while gaming online with other kids in similar grunge contexts. In this episode, Esports expert Mike Dahle will help to accurately inform us about school Esports, including how it's in-person and team-centric, ways Esports hones skills for learning - from analytical problem solving to time management, and how Esports helps students consider STEM career paths. In fact, universities are providing scholarships for Esports athletes! ABOUT MIKE DAHLE. Mike Dahle is a Business Teacher at Elkhorn Area HS and President of the Wisconsin HS Esports Association, WIHSEA.org. He was a second-year teacher when he learned how far PC gaming had come since his younger gaming days when a student gave a presentation on the League of Legends World Championship. Ever since that presentation, his interest in esports has grown exponentially. He started one of the first state associations that has since grown to 125+ schools around the state, serves as a Board Member for the Milwaukee Esports Alliance, serves as a Board Member for the Interstate Scholastic Esports Alliance, and is constantly trying to push esports to the next level in the state of Wisconsin. WHAT DOES BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY LOOK LIKE FOR ESPORTS. There isn't a template for BOE policy for Esports. It's often treated similar to other school clubs. Surprisingly, some districts have bypassed Esports due to the cartoonish guns in some of the games. It's worth noting that high school trap shooting team numbers are at record highs in America. ARE ESPORTS INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM? Most games are team-based, and individual matches add into a team score. This happens in the game SUPER SMASH BROTHERS, for example. Think of it like batting order in baseball. Players are seeded so one school's #5 player would compete against the #5 player from a different school. Esports can be played by teams within a state, but also between states. It depends upon how the league is structured. WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR ESPORTS? The top five popular titles are: Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, Fortnite, Valorant, and League of Legends. ARE ESPORTS ACCESSIBLE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES? Yes! There is much flexibility in accommodating Esport players as long as the accommodation doesn't afford them an unfair competition edge. In Milwaukee, for example, a company designs adaptive controllers. A high-ranked quadriplegic player uses a mouth-held device to game. Esports also require minimal travel. Students typically only leave their district if they are participating in a state-level competition. 3D PRINTING AND ESPORTS. The 3D printing community collaborates through sites such as “Thingiverse” to create different or adapted controllers, and Microsoft offers several adaptive controllers. BENEFITS OF ESPORTS FOR STUDENTS. Gamers gain useful skills from participating in esports that help them on a broader learning journey. Analytical problem solving, time management, collaboration, and teamwork are key. Video games can also help to improve visual perception, enhance memory, and lead to better focus and attention. Some students who participate in Esports had previously not participated in other extracurricular activities. DO SCHOOLS GIVE CREDIT FOR ESPORTS. In most instances, students do not receive “credit” for participating in Esports. There is no curriculum approved by DPI to this point, although there is discussion to develop a curriculum. There is an inaugural INTRO to ESPORTS class at UW (Wis)-Parkside this year. Some Wisconsin schools, including: Random Lake, Racine, and Montello, award a patch for varsity. ARE ESPORTS PART OF TRADITIONAL STATE ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS? This varies by state. In Wisconsin, the WIAA and WIHSEA are separate entities and, at present, do not collaborate. Playfly (an Esports business) partners with high school state associations in Washington and Arizona to provide students with the infrastructure to compete and learn. HOW DO SCHOOLS FUND ESPORTS? Esports has a very small funding footprint. Coaches are either unpaid volunteers or receive stipends ranging from $400 to $5,000. Compensation for coaches and persons managing leagues is inconsistent across schools. Esports is generally under-funded when compared to compensation for coaches or people who oversee school clubs. Twitch channel and affiliate program generates $2.50 per subscriber. SPONSORS at the local level (Wisconsin) include: Spectrum Industries from Eau Claire, Bug Tussel Wireless, and Allstate insurance agents. Jolly Good Soda sponsors Random Lake. There are no state-level sponsors for Esports in Wisconsin. It is difficult for Esports groups to obtain a bank account or PayPal. Some schools host fundraiser invitationals. The “Extra Life” www.extra-life.org gaming marathon is a 24-hour charity event that raises money for children's hospitals, including Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. It was held on November 5, 2022. POST HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREERS. There is a significant and growing collegiate scene for Esports with various organizers, including The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Students might receive scholarships. Post-secondary institutions have dedicated facilities and faculty, and the universities that recognize Esports as a varsity level program enable players to compete for a national championship. In less formal settings, Esports might be thought of similar to intramural sports, or be student-run club level teams, like Rec Well or Student Life. Collegiate teams can compete in other leagues. Universities feature Esports as a recruitment tool. ESports might have a similar influence for K-12 open enrollment. Beyond gaming, players maximize Esports to develop their own business acumen - complete with social media marketing, analytics, coaching, blogs, analyzing competition film, networking, and IT infrastructure. Being an Esports player or working in an Esports league as an analyst, IT, etc., has parallels to an internship in marketing and IT. WHAT SHOULD PARENTS AND SCHOOL LEADERS KNOW ABOUT ESPORTS? Esports is broadly popular, but specifically offers opportunities for a school's under-represented students. For some students, Esports is the only extracurricular activity they participated in during their school career. And there's evidence to suggest that playing Esports improved student's grades and attendance. Esports aligns with the CDC's themes for School Connectedness. At Arrowhead Union High School (Wisconsin), 60-70 students stay after school on Fridays to play Esports. Parents drop off TVs and students even play under tables. Esport players are voluntarily participating in-person with their peers. They are not sitting at home in their basement. Esports participants learn play-by-play announcing, media coaching, post-game interviewing, and public speaking skills. Esports has helped students obtain scholarships. One student received a 60% scholarship. He was an athlete on the autism spectrum. “If you leverage this program correctly, you can do a ton with it.” The National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors works to serve, legitimize, and advance Esports at all levels  https://www.naecad.org/about-naecad. Mankato University (MN) presented at the NAECAD conference. It's ranked as the top school for broadcasting. An Esport player's next step could be to form a broadcasting club, or to pursue a career in broadcasting - perhaps by attending Mankato University. MORE THINGS SCHOOLS SHOULD CONSIDER ABOUT ESPORTS. Some games include cartoon guns, a disqualifying feature per some school districts. Student data privacy is a concern. What is on the networks? Is there an in-game chat feature, and if so, how do we turn it off? The Esports launching software can present challenges. The games themselves are efficient, but the system to access the game can be buggy. Schools should create separate Esports logins on computers and also toggle settings so Esports can't be accessed until after 2PM. Esports is inclusive, and also an equity-oriented activity. You don't need expensive gear and to pay a sports fee to participate. You also don't have to rent expensive facilities. Esports increase opportunities for students both as players as well as other niche roles, such as announcing, communications, web design, and IT. There isn't a Name-Image-Likeness (NIL) prohibition clause in Esports. Although it is rare, a high school Esports player could enter into paid sponsorship deals - and by doing so, wouldn't have to forfeit their eligibility to play Esports. Esports can be included in the school district's DPI 5-year Pupil Nondiscrimination report as increasing extracurricular opportunities for students. It is particularly inclusive for students with disabilities or students without the financial means to participate in activities that have higher barriers to entry for personal equipment costs, facility rentals, and participation fees. Esports teams can consist of a mixed-gender roster. Consider formal club recognition for Esports to facilitate a funding account in your school district's fiscal chart of accounts. SAFETY DOC WEBSITE, BLOG & BOOKS: www.safetyphd.com. The Safety Doc Podcast is hosted & produced by David P. Perrodin, PhD. This podcast and blog post represent the opinions of David P. Perrodin and his guests to the show. This is episode 195 of The Safety Doc Podcast published on 11-22-2022. Purchase Dr. Perrodin's Books: School of Errors – Rethinking School Safety in America. www.schooloferrors.com Velocity of Information - Human Thinking During Chaotic Times. www.velocityofinformation.com

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

The Leaguecast boys take a deep dive into the new season discussing OP builds, Overrated items, Theorycrafting, as well as discussion about Ruination, a new roundtable question, lots of emails and more on episode 562 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get up a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Check out the NEW League of Legends Audiobook ‘Ruination' through Audible. To claim your free audiobook and support Leaguecast visit https://www.audibletrial.com/leaguecast  Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com  Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/ 

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

The Leaguecast boys talk about the new season patch, aram changes, Ruined King, a new roundtable question, lots of emails and more on episode 561 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get up a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Check out the NEW League of Legends Audiobook ‘Ruination' through Audible. To claim your free audiobook and support Leaguecast visit https://www.audibletrial.com/leaguecast  Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com  Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/  To skip our week discussion go to 20:20

Uncut With Q
STW: Leaving Abusive Relationships, Dragon Ball Z and Valorant Inspiring Life Lessons

Uncut With Q

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 21:07


In today's show, Q & Trey Surf The Web, and discuss different topics such as, the abuse allegations against Blueface the rapper, advice on how to leave an abusive relationship, and how Dragon Ball Z and Valorant can teach monumental life lessons. 

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Nick and Aidan talk about Double Elimination, LCK Autumn, Worlds 2022, Ranked Stats, a new roundtable question, lots of emails and more on episode 559 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get up a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Check out the NEW League of Legends Audiobook ‘Ruination' through Audible. To claim your free audiobook and support Leaguecast visit https://www.audibletrial.com/leaguecast  Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com  Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast
Laughing About League!

Leaguecast: a League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 78:34 Very Popular


The boys talk about all things League of Legends including Blungle, Worlds 2022, a new roundtable question, lots of emails and more on episode 558 of Leaguecast! Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/leaguecast to get up a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee! Email us - mail@leaguecastpodcast.com  Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast  Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast  Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/