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’
Shows like ‘The Afterparty’ and ‘Yellowjackets’ have recently leaned on the well-established pop-culture trope of attending a high school reunion, proof that grappling with the past will never go out of style
Plus, Ben Solak on scouting Eberflus’s system and what his hiring means for Justin Fields’s development
Plus, Joe Benigno makes championship weekend picks and Yahoo Sportsbook’s Ariel Epstein talks best prop bets
Plus, the 10-year anniversary of ‘The Watch’ with David Jacoby
Nathaniel Hackett is the new boss in Denver. Matt Eberflus is the guy in Chicago. And Byron Leftwich will take over in Jacksonville … maybe. The coaching carousel has begun to spin.
Sean and Amanda discuss Writers Guild and Producers Guild nominations