The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the beginning of the grueling/exciting torrent of fall releases and what they anticipate will be a successful gaming holiday season (0:55), then bring on comedian Nick Wiger to discuss his experience with 'Stardew Valley,' the secret to the game's addictiveness and longevity, and its recent Switch port (9:32). Lastly, Ben talks to Martin Emborg, the game director and art director of newly released PC/PS4 stealth game 'Echo,' about the game's innovative, adaptive AI; the influence of 'Hitman'; and the video game acting debut of Rose Leslie (38:20).
The Holiday Deluge, 'Stardew' on Switch, and the AI of 'Echo'
Nick Wiger joins ‘Achievement Oriented’ to discuss the appeal of ‘Stardew Valley’. Then, Martin Emborg talks about the AI of the newly released ‘Echo’
Kevin and Lindsay recap the NFC and AFC championships and share questions they have about the Eagles and Chiefs as they look ahead to their Super Bowl matchup
Plus, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions
Bakari talks to the president of the NAACP’s Memphis branch and chairman of the Shelby County Commission about where we go from here
Super Bowl LVII pits a deep team built around a skilled QB on a rookie contract against one that has Patrick Mahomes. What do both sides illustrate about the 2022 season? And which will earn the Lombardi Trophy?
As this weekend had no Premier League fixtures, Mark and Ben have joined forces to select our Team of the Season so far