Top Gaming Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/gaming The latest Gaming IAmA's collected from Reddit GamingHow do you make hard science space combat fun? We worked on the X-Wing series, Blood Wake, Saints Row, MechWarrior 2, Far Cry, and Crysis. We're here to talk about Starfighter Inc. Ask us anything! • r/IAmA http://www.topiama.com/r/5914/how-do-you-make-hard-science-space-combat-fun-we Hi Reddit! My name is Roger and in May of 2015, inspired by a trip to a grocery store in China, I decided to start an online business to sell international snacks! The moment of epiphany occurred when I purchased a Choco Pie (it's a Korea chocolate coated marshmallow snack), a snack that loved as a kid, and I remembered thinking “It's a real shame most people from outside of Asia will never have a chance to try this.”

At this point in time I’d recently quit my job to pursue my dreams of starting a business, so when I got the idea I dove right in. I went to the local ethnic markets around me and bought all the snacks I could find in order to determine if I actually enjoyed eating snacks from other countries. To my relief I did! And with that, it was off to the races. Over a period of three months, from the living room of my apartment (and with about $5000 in savings), I built a website, found a warehouse, and laid the groundwork for the launch of the company. At the end of July 2015 the website was live and the company officially in business!

The business has since grown exponentially and it’s been an exhilarating experience throughout. During the first six months I felt like I was in a constant fight for survival - to build the company, launch it, and grow fast enough before I ran out of money. To maximize the amount of cash that could put in the business, I put all my personal expenses on my credit card, racking up thousands in debt. I also took on personal and business loans to keep the company afloat as it was growing.

Throughout this entire process, I made a ton of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons, and I’d love to answer any questions you might have about my experiences, business, snacks, or anything! AMA 😃

Proof: www.facebook.com/trytreats and www.twitter.com/trytreats

In case anyone is curious, the website for the company I started is: www.trytreats.com

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingIamA A 17 year old who just released his very first video game AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5908/iama-a-17-year-old-who-just-released-his-very Thank you! I'm signing off for the night. Hope to talk with you all again.

Here is a subReddit that might be of interest: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/

My short bio: He’s a Quora Most Viewed Writer in Values and Principles and Parenting and Education with 100,000 Twitter followers and 20000 Facebook likes. His YouTube channel’s 190 videos have 200,000 subscribers and 7,500,000 views, and his classroom lectures on mythology were turned into a popular 13-part TV series on TVO. Dr. Peterson’s online self-help program, The Self Authoring Suite, featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, CBC radio, and NPR’s national website, has helped tens of thousands of people resolve the problems of their past and radically improve their future.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/842403702220681216

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm an early Twitch.tv employee and face of a popular gaming meme Kappa - possibly the most digitally reproduced face in the world. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5829/im-an-early-twitchtv-employee-and-face-of-a I am the face of Kappa, popular gaming meme from Twitch. AMA!

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-a-former-twitch-employee-has-one-of-the-most-reproduced-faces-ever/ Proof: https://twitter.com/lazythunk/status/831616023610609664

All right folks, that was fun. I hope I answered enough of your questions. I don't have any books or movies to promote, so just Kappa in the chat next you're on Twitch. :D

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm Soledad O'Brien. Journalist, political talk show host, documentarian, CEO, and philanthropist here with a special guest, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, former personal advisor and lawyer to MLK Jr. - Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5822/im-soledad-obrien-journalist-political-talk-show I'm Soledad O'Brien. Journalist, host of the weekend political talk show Matter of Fact, documentarian and CEO of Starfish Media Group, and philanthropist.

My special guest is Dr. Clarence B. Jones, former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of What Would Martin Say? and Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation

Proof: https://twitter.com/soledadobrien/status/831242404887986177

https://i.redd.it/yfwwyfp1wofy.jpg

Edit:

Clarence: Thank you so much, it's always a pleasure to see this extraordinary woman, Soledad O'Brien. I've seen her, as some of your other listeners too, I've seen her develop from a younger woman to a more mature woman. And share her ideological compass has always been on the money. And I don't know how you've managed to be do that in the business she's in, but she's been able to do it and that's the source of the admiration that I, together with millions of other people I'm sure, have for Soledad.

So I'm delighted that I could participate in this discussion today. If there's anything I would say, from my experience, a long journey, is that, if you wanna change you have to be willing to work to bring about change. Sitting around and complaining, and saying “Nothing is going to make any difference" - that’s not the empirical experience that I had. I would say particularly to my younger colleges, is that I am a testament, I can tell you. I have seen the successful results of effective organization of effective 24/7 resistance and now with the advent of the new technology that you have, that we never had during the Civil Rights Movement, is you have the capacity to really get your message out and to make a powerful statement.

Exhibit A - is what happened in the Women's March early last month. You had 100 or more cities. Hundreds of thousands of people, I understand that, well I don't know the average amount, but there were several millions of people nationwide that came out. Well you have that now with the social media, and so if you use the media effectively and you understand, and I have to end with this, not voting is a vote. Not voting is a vote. That's not even an intellect academic question anymore.

If you don't vote, it's a vote.

Soledad: I'm honored to have introduced Clarence to this audience because every time I interview him I love it and to be able to bring him to more people was even more enjoyable for me. It was an honor to chat with you sir, as always.

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Anyone who works for Netflix. http://www.topiama.com/r/5808/ama-request-anyone-who-works-for-netflix My 5 Questions:

  1. How long has "Dear White People" been in development? Answered: It's been in development since May 2016.

  2. What is the pervasive opinion of it in the workplace?

  3. Do we have any numbers as to how many people are canceling their subscriptions?

  4. If the number is significant, what are the reactions to people leaving?

  5. What is your opinion of it?

We may have an answer (unverified)

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewThis is Ceyda Torun, director of KEDi a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul...AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5811/this-is-ceyda-torun-director-of-kedi-a My bio: Three years ago I decided to get into the fight of preparing children for the workforce of tomorrow. I ran and won a seat on a School Board in Hampton Roads. In that time I've learned a lot about local Education and championed causes that I think make our community a better place.

The Department of Education has limited influence on k-12 education. Local leaders, such as members of the local School Board, make a surprisingly large number of decisions in public education. I believe that public education is the most efficient path to the American dream.

Proof: Here is post on my public facebook page for proof.

If you have any further questions, you can follow or like me on facebook. To be a leader of the people I need to hear from the people, so ask me questions.

EDIT: I'm still answering questions. Let's keep the discussion going. I also have more initiatives from my school division on my facebook page that you can ask me about.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm /u/gribbly of Against Gravity. We make Rec Room, the popular social VR app for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5791/im-ugribbly-of-against-gravity-we-make-rec-room EDIT: Thanks everyone for your questions! I have to get back to my duties as ref, but make sure to watch Puppy Bowl XIII this Sunday, February 5 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT on Animal Planet!

Hi everybody! I'm returning this year to be the official referee for The 13th edition of Animal Planet’s PUPPY BOWL premiering this Sunday, February 5 starting at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT. You can check out some the adorable stars competing in the big game here! In case you missed last year's AMA, here's a little bit about me: I had a relationship with ANIMAL PLANET before this - I was the host of a few one hour specials for the network. I'd also worked as a narrator for Discovery in the past. The guy who had the job before me moved on to another network, so there was an opening, I had to submit an audition tape after they approached me - so I went into dog parks in NYC and recorded myself officiating football games with random dogs (much to the consternation of the owners) and I also recorded some hijinx with my sister's dogs in their backyards. Anyways, it wound up being a fun tape, and I did a testimonial straight to camera about how this was my dream job, and it was my AMERICAN IDOL moment - and I got it!

My proof is here: https://twitter.com/Danschachner/status/827214318194262016

So here I am, ready to answer your questions about the world's cutest game. AMA!

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingIamA Programmer who got laid off 1.5yrs ago and am releasing my 4th game on Steam today! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5788/iama-programmer-who-got-laid-off-15yrs-ago-and-am Last week I brought Marco Rubio a spine to replace the one he lost when he voted to confirm Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Today the Senate will be holding a hearing and possibly voting on Tillerson’s nomination. Sadly the spine and I will be working from my office at Greenpeace for this one.

I’m also an attorney, and spent several hours at Dulles International Airport yesterday volunteering my services for detainees affected by Trump’s executive order. AMA!

The spine in the news:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/prop-comedy-is-back

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greenpeace-marco-rubio-spine_us_588766fde4b0e3a7356bbf63

http://www.spin.com/2017/01/this-is-how-you-own-a-politician/

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/316134/someone-offers-marco-rubio-a-spine-after-his-vote-for-rex-tillerson/

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/5psio3/someone_is_holding_a_spine_next_to_marco_rubio/

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/kisuS

https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa/status/826175178875006976

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingWe are The Behemoth, developers of BattleBlock Theater, Castle Crashers, and our latest game Pit People. Tomorrow we release Pit People. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5744/we-are-the-behemoth-developers-of-battleblock My short bio: I worked for a well-known cruise company for 6 years, and have met some weird and wonderful people and had some great experiences around the world. AMA!

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/TMaEE

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm Greg Miller -- CEO of Kinda Funny, Trending Gamer of the Year 2015, Buffalo wing connoisseur. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5742/im-greg-miller-ceo-of-kinda-funny-trending-gamer My short bio: I worked for a well-known cruise company for 6 years, and have met some weird and wonderful people and had some great experiences around the world. AMA!

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/TMaEE

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingHey Reddit, we’re Game Attack, one of those Rooster Teeth brands. We launched our YouTube channel in October after splitting away from ScrewAttack. http://www.topiama.com/r/5737/hey-reddit-were-game-attack-one-of-those-rooster Hey Reddit, we’re Game Attack, one of those Rooster Teeth brands. We launched our YouTube channel in October after splitting away from ScrewAttack.

At Game Attack we release new original videos every day on our YouTube channel. We play a lot of party games like Mario Party and Gang Beasts, have some fun with our Let’s Plays, have a random ass podcast called the Try Hard Podcast and even play the occasionally crappy mobile game. At the end of the day, we’re a bunch of dudes who enjoy turning our love for video games into entertainment for you.

Game Attack's Reddit Page - https://www.reddit.com/r/GameAttack/

Craig Skistimas - Dude who runs things /user/CraigSkitz/

Shaun Bolen - Master Mutha Suck /user/ShaunMcLane

Bryan Baker - Beard Man /user/Bryan_GameAttack

Proof: https://i.redd.it/lbd5gds9ks7y.jpg

UPDATE - This is been SUPER fun but we have to get back to work. We'll come back later to answer some more questions but in the meantime, if you're new make sure to sub to our channel (https://www.youtube.com/GameAttack) for new videos daily at 8am CT. Remember that #DEATHWEEK is next week! We appreciate your guys for allowing us to do what we love!

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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Gaming - LiveIamA former creative director of Maxis / The Sims, and I made the financially questionable choice to leave and make an indie mobile game. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5721/iama-former-creative-director-of-maxis-the-sims TLDR: Too many words, show me a 2 minute video, instead

A few years ago I heard about a Dutch fitness guru named Wim Hof who claimed to be able to give people what sounded like superpowers--consciously controlling their body temperature, their immune systems and oxygen consumption. I had just written a book and given a Tedx talk about another guru making similarly outlandish claims in the deserts of Arizona. That story ended in tragedy, with a man dying on his search for enlightenment. I thought Wim Hof was just another charlatan, so I got a commission from Playboy to set out to prove he was a fake.

Obviously, I was more than a little bit skeptical when I met Hof at his training center in Poland. However, within a few days, he completely changed my mind. I ended up meditating on the banks of a snowy river, melting the snow around me with my body heat. I learned to hold my breath for three minutes at a stretch and stand in the snow for hours at a time. At the end of the week I climbed a mountain in Poland wearing only a bathing suit while the temperature plummeted to 4 degrees.

The 2014 piece in Playboy turned out to be a hit and I spent the next four years studying the method more closely and examining scientific explanations for why it worked. I interviewed top athletes using cold exposure and high-intensity training to maximize their workouts, and military scientists who are trying to make the perfect soldier. I delved into the anthropological literature on human evolution that suggested that our ancestors survived frigid winters by cultivating a vestigial tissue known as brown fat, which uses ordinary white fat to heat the body. Then I learned how to cultivate brown fat myself.

I know that a lot of this sounds crazy. I thought so too. But as I learned more, I began to see results for myself. I learned to control my body temperature to such an extent that last January, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro without a shirt--at a pace that was three times faster than almost anyone ever attempts--making it to the rim of the volcano in just 28 hours.

There's a lot more to say, of course, and a ton of peer-reviewed science that I've barely touched on here.

All of this is in a book I just wrote called What Doesn’t Kill Us

Ask me anything.

Links: My website The book:What Doesn’t Kill Us

Video trailer

Proof

Update 2:27 ET - Well this blew up didn't it? I've been typing furiously for two hours and can't keep up with all the questions. This is absolutely humbling and amazing at the same time. I'm going to step out for a little bit I need to drive to BoulderBookstore to sign copies of my book to get them to the people who pre-ordered. But I'll come back to check in throughout the day. If you want to keep updated I've got all the normal social media outlets--I'd be thrilled if you liked myauthor page.

Update 6:24 ET Holy cow, people. How on earth am I going to get through 1537 comments? I want to thank the Reddit community for being so engaging and asking really thought-provoking questions. I especially enjoy the skeptics, because I'm a skeptic, too. I'll keep trying to get to your comments, but if you don't get a response please do either check out the book, or check out some of my past articles on the WHM that are free online. If you are so inclined you can follow me on twitter and all the other normal social media platforms. It has been an absolute blast and an honor to have held your attention today.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI’m Sefton Hill, Creative Director at Rocksteady Studios, the creators of the Batman: Arkham series of video games. Ask me almost anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5688/im-sefton-hill-creative-director-at-rocksteady My short bio: Hey Reddit! My name is Anthony van der Meer and I am the 23 years old director of Find my Phone. After the film went viral on Youtube, I saw a lot of questions. So now I am here to answer them. Feel free to ask about the legal, technical, ethical or cinematic aspects of the film.

Film Trailer Please excuse my English, I am not a native speaker/writer.

My Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpN9NzO4Mo8&t

http://imgur.com/XNnt7yV

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI’m Justin Kurzel, director of Assassin’s Creed, joined by Aymar Azaïzia, head of Assassin’s Creed content at Ubisoft. We are here to answer your questions, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5666/im-justin-kurzel-director-of-assassins-creed Hello everyone!

I'm Patrick. For the last 10 years I've been going places and doing things, mostly by bicycle. It all started with a trip before university (which I should never attend, but I didnt knew that at the time), which kindled some love for the outdoors and adventure in me. I've since never stopped and accumulated a couple of interesting stories over the years.

After I finished school and did my military service, I did a 1-year backpacking trip round the world, then I started cycling, first in Europe, then through Africa to Capetown. I flew to India, walked barefoot for a month; hiked in Nepal to the Mt. Everest.

Then I did a 18 month tour through the Americas, starting in the south and cycling, hitchhiking and boating through every country in North- and South-America. I've seen the Easter Island, boated the Amazon river from Peru to the Brazilian coast, cycled through the jungle, hiked to the lost city in Colombia, before sailing to Panama and continued north till I hit Canada.

I've toured the Route 66, crossed the continental divide and survived even Detroit. :D

After that, I did a few more eccentric tours, like riding a road bike through the Sahara (Twice actually, once Egypt/sudan, once Mauretania/Morocco), or going through Russia in winter, cycling over the frozen lake Baikal. It was -45°c at night, which was a first even for me! I then reached China, had a look at Korea and Japan, climbed Mt.Fuji off season, before cycling the silk road back in summer, with a small detour into the Pamir mountains. With up to 50°c in Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan... damn, that poor bike had a lot to do that year.

This year I visited a couple of island states and other places by folding bike, even up to Darjeeling and Sikkim in the Himalayas; later on I solo-summited Mont Blanc, the highest mountain here in Europe.

In my down-time I love to play MtG, board games and video games. Currently the Gwent Beta... and I mod Dwarf Fortress, an awesome indie game with procedually generated stories. It's a bit hard to get into, but if you dare, have a look.

Now I'm preparing for next years trip. A bamboo bicycle tour through Westafrica. :) I'm working together with the YonsoProject for that tour, a Ghanian non-profit that helps education and developement in Westafrica. Among other things, they build Bamboo bikes, which are sold in Germany by MyBoo. Both MyBoo and Apidura helped me out with the gear for the trip; thanks guys for the bike and bags. :)

A couple of links:

  • Worldbicyclist.com, my website. Route and equipment info mostly. So far I've been to 141 countries... I really need to update that list. :D

  • My Facebook, with thousand of pictures, or if you like to follow me.

  • My Twitter, in case you like tiny updates from on the road.

My Proof: Expertly drawn Snoo, my bike and me.

More than anything else, I love helping people do similar tours and projects. Nothing is more rewarding than getting a message half a year later, telling me "I did this awesome thing, thanks to your help." Its the best. So, hit me with all the questions you got. I'm here to stay till they are all answered. :)

Cheers, Patrick

Edit: Thank you /u/somerandomwordss for the private message titled "Fuck you and your shitty nomadic way of life". It's always great getting positive feedback.

Edit: I'm heading out to a theater event nearby, which lasts about 5 hours. Do not worry, I'll be back and answer everything that came up in the mean time. :)

Edit: And I'm back. Lets continue :)

Edit: Its been 12h now. I'll take a break. I'm back tomorrow, read through the thread and answer the most thoughtful questions, and everything by people that need help with their own trips. Thanks guys! Lets keep going. :D

Edit: Alright, sleep well guys! It was fun :)

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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingWe are Jennifer Hale (FemShep - Mass Effect), Ray Chase (Noctis - FFXV), Phil LaMarr (Hermes - Futurama) and Keythe Farley (Kellogg - Fallout 4) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5616/we-are-jennifer-hale-femshep-mass-effect-ray Hello from the Microsoft Excel team! We are the team that designs, implements, and tests Excel across each of our platforms; e.g. Windows desktop, Windows mobile, Mac, iOS, Android, and the Web. We have a great group of people from the Excel team with deep product experience ready to answer your questions. We did this a year ago and we are excited to be back. We'll focus on answering questions that pertain to Excel usage, its various platforms, and the Excel team. There may be questions that come up around bugs, feature requests, what’s new, training & resources. Here are some quick links that may be useful to you.

Home page for all Excel resources and feature requests: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/ct-p/Excel_Cat

Excel Support for Bugs: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel?auth=1Excel Support

We'll start answering questions at 9:00 AM PDT and continue until 11:00 AM PDT.

This post can be verified here: https://twitter.com/msexcel/status/797450130853134336

After this AMA, you may have other help related questions that come up. You can still ask these normal Excel questions in the https://www.reddit.com/r/excel subreddit.

10:45 AM - The questions so far have been great. Please keep them coming. Our session ends in an about 15 minutes.

11:00 AM - We are wrapping up the Excel AMA. We'll stick around for a few more minutes to finish some answers. Thanks for all of the great questions.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT