“By the end of the introductory episode, [Agent] Carter proves its willingness to go "TV big” without risking damage to existing timelines, and that’s, arguably, the best thing it could have done. Thanks to the benefits of a well constructed main character that shows clear signs of capability from both a personal and professional standpoint, and a series that has very clear behind the scenes support across all fronts from both network and studio, Agent Carter has managed to raise Marvel’s game significantly with its first episode.“ -Forbes Review (x)
Last month, unsigned rapper Nipsey Hussle made $100,000 by selling 1,000 copies of his latest mixtape, Crenshaw, for $100 each. Hussle – real name Ermias Asghedom – shifted every single CD in less than 24 hours at a pop-up store in his hometown of L.A. (Jay Z bought 100 copies.)
“One of my mentors suggested I read a book called Contagious,” says Asghedom, speaking to me in New York. “In the second chapter, a restaurant owner created the first $100 Philly cheese steak and got ridiculed but got a ton of prominent people interested.”
Forbes interview with Daisuke Ishiwatari and Mori Toshimichi.
A few things in the interview:
Daisuke came straight to Arc after completing a kind of game developing school. He’s been there 20 years.
Daisuke is pretty much responsible for getting Mori into Arc. He’s been there for 13 years.
One reason BlazBlue didn’t become an RPG is because Mori realised how difficult it is to debug and develop an RPG. Mori’s love for story in games comes from him having played Final Fantasy III while still in middle school.
Mori believes that his creations should be seen under the Arc label and as something Arc has created as opposed to something he has.
They both love Street Fighter.
Daisuke wanted Guilty Gear to be as over-the-top and flashy as possible.
Daisuke wants to pursue a kind of cool that transcends language
One reason why their IPs have stayed in 2D is because they believe it’s easier to communicate what’s on screen (Daisuke cites Super Mario Bros and holes in the ground).
They both want to master the mechanics of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear as fighting games before they move onto different game genres.
Both believe in firms rules for video-game developing, although Daisuke is more lax.
Both have been partially inspired by Diablo II′s design.
Originally, Arc wanted to create a new game engine for Guilty Gear Xrd, but they didn’t have the resources, so instead turned to Unreal Engine 3.
Mori loves Star Wars: Battlefront, and Batman: Arkham Knight.
Daisuke likes FPS’, but really likes Tomb Raider. He’s also a fan of Indiana Jones.
Daisuke notes that a lot of effort has been put in -REVELATOR-’s story mode.
Mori is a fan of RWBY. If given the chance, he wouldn’t turn down creating a RWBY-based fighting game.
“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company, I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls. - Katy Perry for Forbes Magazine
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Since rising to mainstream fame in the late 2000s, Gaga has remained one of the biggest names in the music industry, pushing limits with her over-the-top performances and fashion choices. She used both her famous voice and style to make her millions this past year: Besides playing 66 shows during our scoring period, Gaga cashed in from deals with Versace and MAC, as well as her own Fame fragrance.