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’
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