Chatty Asks 01 - The Bug Edition

Welcome to Chatty Asks, the video show that takes questions directly from the Shacknews Chatty community! Join Andrew, Joe, Eric, and Sam, as they pick between Quake and Unreal Tournament, examine the bug issues in AAA games, and pick their favorite style of pizza.

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Those that have followed the Shacknews YouTube channel may have noticed an interesting new video pop up called Chatty Asks. Indeed, our video crew has solicited our Chatty community for questions and rolled out the first episode of Chatty Asks.

So join your party host, Andrew Zucosky, along with Joe Tirado, Eric Shugg, and Sam Leichthamer as they answer questions from esteemed members of our Chatty community, like LoioshDwaggie, lolpatrol, warcrow, and more!

Enjoy the video below and be sure to leave your feedback on how we can improve this segment. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.

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    January 7, 2015 7:00 AM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Chatty Asks 01 - The Bug Edition

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      January 7, 2015 7:19 AM

      That was really good, and I liked the elevator music intro.

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      January 7, 2015 7:32 AM

      Neato, where do we ask more questions? Here?

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      January 7, 2015 7:32 AM

      Sammy /w that Arcade Love! "In my dreams arcade will come back" Saying things like that is what causes ancient gods to be reawakened .

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        January 7, 2015 7:36 AM

        arcade is never coming back. arcades are analog as hell

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          January 7, 2015 8:16 AM

          We're trying to get a Shackmeet going at Barcade currently. That place is hugely popular and was packed the last time I was there.

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          January 7, 2015 9:29 AM

          gegtik I love you but right now you need to shut that precious pie hole of yours

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        January 7, 2015 8:52 AM

        I lived in those arcades! I don't even know what kids do these days. My life outside of the home was bowling, movies, and arcades. WHAT DO THE KEEDZ DO NOW?

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          January 7, 2015 9:10 AM

          not to be racist but I could beat all the intense asian kids at street fighter 2. I was like the Jesse Owens of pudgy white arcade goers

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            January 7, 2015 9:23 AM

            beating Asian kids at Street Fighter is BLATANTLY RACIST. i'm filing a complaint against you.

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          January 7, 2015 4:52 PM

          Arcades are coming back with VR!

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      January 7, 2015 8:03 AM

      Very cool. Nice way to start the day.

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      January 7, 2015 8:09 AM

      Man, I feel like an old man who can't get up to speed with the times.

      I really dislike video-only content. I want to read my news and articles and stuff. More and more websites are moving over to having a page that has, you know, a title and stuff but then only has an embedded youtube video. I generally just pass them by :(

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        January 7, 2015 8:10 AM

        And I totally get why it's a trend, and good for business, etc... I simply don't like it.

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        January 7, 2015 9:07 AM

        I like video too, but hopefully they can start doing transcripts. It makes absorbing content easier at work :)

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          January 7, 2015 9:12 AM

          Definitely agree with that. Video content is great, but at work or on mobile, I'd rather have something I can read.

          It's hwy I like NPR, they tend to have transcripts of their audio interviews available.

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        January 7, 2015 1:38 PM

        I definitely feel you there. We will try and get this done in the future!

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        January 7, 2015 3:58 PM

        Having watched this video, it was definitely one of their most fluid ever. I don't think their representation of and interaction with chatty could have kept the same warmth that it had via transcript.

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          January 7, 2015 4:02 PM

          I don't have a problem with their videos, I just would much rather read than watch a video (an a lot of time can't even watch).

          Having now watched the video, it's pretty good!

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      January 7, 2015 8:16 AM

      oldest game mentioned is Duck Hunt? These are some young 'uns running this place eh?

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      January 7, 2015 8:41 AM

      Chicago folks are coming after you ... watch out ;)

      j/k - but your NYC cardboard pizza still sucks!

      nicely done

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        January 7, 2015 9:42 AM

        Yeah, for Christmas my brother sent me 6 frozen Lou Malnati's pizzas. It was...a glorious week.

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      January 7, 2015 8:54 AM

      Okay Guys, so i'm going to turn this post into the next Chatty Asks board. Ask your questions below, and feel free to make them as serious or ridiculous as you please!

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        January 7, 2015 8:57 AM

        I forgot to bold my post above! Chatty, ask us things!

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          January 7, 2015 9:11 AM

          DON'T RUSH ME! I need my thinking cap and I think I left it in my car.

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        January 7, 2015 9:01 AM

        What is your most-played game of all time?

        P.S. Very cool concept to engage the community! :D

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        January 7, 2015 9:08 AM

        What is the worst controller you ever used and why?

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        January 7, 2015 9:10 AM

        how do you feel about dating people that are in open marriages?

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        January 7, 2015 9:28 AM

        What's a type of game, or game feature, that you want to see more of?

        Examples:
        - More games with romance-able allies (like Bioware RPGs)
        - More games with cross-genre gameplay (like the SNES game, Actraiser)

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        January 7, 2015 9:31 AM

        Name a game from the past couple of years that you think deserves more attention than it got

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        January 7, 2015 9:33 AM

        If I'm standing on the first floor of a mall and you're riding the escalator to the second floor, are you moving?

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        January 7, 2015 9:33 AM

        which cephalopod is the best cephalopod? I vote cuttlefish!

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          January 7, 2015 9:47 AM

          I prefer octopus, because they are Crazy-Smart, but cuttlefish is very close in second place.

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            January 7, 2015 10:00 AM

            they're both pretty darn smart! both can solve puzzles and mazes, but there's something that appeals to me about this: http://xkcd.com/520/

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              January 7, 2015 10:06 AM

              it's because they're mini cthulhus. you're a closet cultist

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          January 7, 2015 10:12 AM

          :-( It's never Zoidberg! <scuttles away, sobbing>

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            January 7, 2015 10:15 AM

            he's more a crustacean, which is the arthropod phylum. cephalopods are mollusks, duh!

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        January 7, 2015 9:36 AM

        Is it better to have the monsters level up with you, so the level 1 rats become level 50 rats, or is it better to have their numbers increase add you advance, so you're facing hordes at the end instead of really tough versions of the early enemies?

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          January 7, 2015 9:38 AM

          Man, if there's one thing City of Heroes did right it was hordes of enemies. Fighting 50 weak guys is much more fun than fighting 5 strong guys.

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          January 7, 2015 10:09 AM

          Related: how many 3 year olds could you take in a fight?

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        January 7, 2015 9:37 AM

        How many people on staff have beaten the first Demon's Souls?

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        January 7, 2015 9:39 AM

        What number am I thinking of?

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          January 7, 2015 9:45 AM

          Easy.

          D-R-O-D-V-E-R. 7 letters. D=4 R=18 O=15 V=22 E=5. Adding the sums of your username gives us 86. Divide that by the number of letters in your name and we have 12.28571428571429. Round that up and you were thinking of the number 13.

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            January 7, 2015 11:21 AM

            hey guys, I think uglysad just confirmed HL3

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        January 7, 2015 9:40 AM

        When's the last time you used a cheat code in a game and what was it?

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        January 7, 2015 9:41 AM

        I was hoping Antman would avoid the "mind control ants" part of his powers and just focus on the size changing. The ant mind control is as lame as aqua man. At least the size changing thing can be done in an interesting way. Anyway, my question: Do you feel Terror From the Deep was too far a departure from UFO Defense? I played TFTD first and really loved it but I find most people find it to be far inferior and I was wondering why you think that was.

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        January 7, 2015 9:43 AM

        What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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        January 7, 2015 9:45 AM

        Who did you pick for the council at the end of Mass Effect 1?

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        January 7, 2015 9:47 AM

        if you are standing still on a train that is moving, are you moving or not?

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        January 7, 2015 9:47 AM

        What are some of the most difficult parts of working in the gaming news business?

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        January 7, 2015 9:47 AM

        Explain why the hatred of one character in a game where you can play as many characters spoils the fun so much you can't play said game.

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        January 7, 2015 9:47 AM

        If art direction was the only criteria for your favourite / best game, what would you pick?

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        January 7, 2015 9:49 AM

        what do we know about the assassins creed franchise AFTER unity? is the AC black flag team going to be in charge of the next title? are there any serious overhauls being done?

        AC Unity is the first AC game I have not played immediately on release, and might end up skipping until it's a bargain bin game. Hundreds of hours and hundreds of hours are coming to an uneasy halt, and I am honestly wondering...

        Where does Assassins Creed go from here?

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        January 7, 2015 9:51 AM

        What is your opinion on games where some character spouts mocking one-liner commentary on your performance in a minigame or some other repetitive task? Motivating and endearing or annoying? Does it matter if the character is supposed to be one of your friendsters or just some guy?

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        January 7, 2015 9:56 AM

        Zelda. Should link finally get a voice actor, or keep him silent?

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        January 7, 2015 10:07 AM

        You have two light bulbs and a 100 story building. What's the most efficient way (least number of drop tests) to find out the maximum floor you can drop the lightbulb without it breaking?

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        January 7, 2015 10:11 AM

        Is the silent protagonist dead or still a viable option in today's story driven games?

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        January 7, 2015 10:13 AM

        What is the best Mega Man X?

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        January 7, 2015 10:16 AM

        What is your favorite cookie?

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        January 7, 2015 11:00 AM

        What would you rather have, a bionic arm or a bionic leg?

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        January 7, 2015 11:09 AM

        Do you think elevators have a favorite floor?

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        January 7, 2015 11:11 AM

        When you are on an escalator, are you moving?

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        January 7, 2015 11:23 AM

        What do you do with a drunken sailor? Like mid to late afternoon time. Screw that earlye nonsense.

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        January 7, 2015 1:24 PM

        How much money have I spent playing World of Warcraft?

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        January 7, 2015 1:48 PM

        WASD, ESDF, or other?

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        January 7, 2015 4:02 PM

        how many days in a week?

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        January 7, 2015 4:05 PM

        How many times a day do you refresh the chatty?

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        January 7, 2015 4:22 PM

        I feel like we saw more innovative, fresh games in the AAA space in 2014 than we have seen in recent years, yet at the same time, people seem to have flagged 2014 as a disappointing year for gaming. Why do you think that is?

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        January 7, 2015 4:33 PM

        What's your favorite genre of videogame?

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        January 7, 2015 4:37 PM

        are we still doing that barcade shackmeet

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        January 7, 2015 4:54 PM

        Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

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        January 7, 2015 7:25 PM

        Atlas, Ogre, or Stryder?

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        January 7, 2015 8:21 PM

        You are running away from an africanized grizzly bear. Which of your co-workers do you sacrifice so that you can live?

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        January 9, 2015 10:14 AM

        mouse and keyboard or controller - please note - there is only one right answer.

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        January 9, 2015 10:50 AM

        It's clear you are not faking the funk. How do you keep it so fresh?

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      January 7, 2015 4:12 PM

      Very well done. Makes me wish you guys could/would do chattycast on skype / video conference and release a video and audio only versions for us to consume in whichever format suits us.

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        January 7, 2015 8:38 PM

        We actually have started video when recording the Chattycast, to help with non-verbal cues and keep from speaking over each other. We use Call Recorder, so I could check into whether that's capturing the video bits and if the video team can do anything nifty with it. No promises, of course.

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      January 7, 2015 4:18 PM

      This was great!

      Even if you all answered the first question incorrectly

      UT > Quake

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        January 7, 2015 9:29 PM

        mods please ban for personal attack

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      January 7, 2015 5:19 PM

      Haha, that was actually quite fun!

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      January 7, 2015 8:40 PM

      Are you guys trying to find a way to have a Luigi amiibo in every video going forward? Do we get some kind of bonus Chattypoints for spotting him, like Where's Waldo?

      Nice job. Andrew looks dapper as hell.

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      January 7, 2015 9:27 PM

      My eyes kept wondering over Eric's crotch.

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        January 7, 2015 11:41 PM

        I too was concerned with his harvest bugs

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        January 12, 2015 1:22 PM

        What the FUCK is up with the spreading of the legs? So fucking dumb.

        Didn't we just have a huge thread about this shit last week?

        Dude, seriously, just bring your nears together or cross your legs, I'm sure the nads will be able to survive for the length it takes to answer a few questions. Christ.

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      January 9, 2015 10:13 AM

      Couple of you guys looked pretty nervous, but really good stuff! I enjoyed that! Well done!

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      January 9, 2015 6:53 PM

      great start. Surprised no one played an Atari game for their first intro to video games.