Real Chat 10 | Video Game Chat with a Game Developer!

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On the 10th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his good friend from childhood, Pat. You may know Pat as Al's Japanese mentor from his book "English Fluency Power." Pat started working in the video game industry in 1999 and throughout his career has worked on some of the most popular games in the world including the Call of Duty series.

As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind:

1. Try to understand (comprehend) the main ideas of the discussion.
2. Learn and note down new vocabulary words and phrases. To help, there is a starter list of vocabulary below.
3. Listen to how all participants expresses their thoughts. Also, listen to how they all facilitate the discussion.

Key Vocabulary:
Activision
to go to market
Tenchu
Sean Palmer's Pro Snowboarder
stint
Treyarch
outside one's comfort zone
izakaya
reliant
to push one off the deep end
to be flattered
Nintendo
PlayStation
XBox
Wii
DS
PSP
hacking
homebrew
emulator
console
online play
connectivity
Call of Duty
single player campaign
multi-player
symbiotic
emergent game play
non-deterministic
barrier to entry
assets
Rainbow Six
Fortnite
first person shooter (FPS)
role playing game (RPG)
action RPG
massively multi-player online (MMO)
World of Warcraft
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
metaverse

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