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A mate and I had a crack at the first episode of a gaming podcast last week. It's a bit crap, more of a pilot "episode zero" but we already have a list of 20 or so things we want to improve so we're on the right track. We used the game awards as a crutch for the first episode which turned out to work quite well, but there's a bit too much "yeah I didn't play this one" and far too much forgetting of names. But it's OK for a first attempt and I'm really proud that we finally got over the nerves and did it. I feel nervous sharing it here among so many better podcasts but maybe someone out there will enjoy it. Give us a couple more episodes to iron out that things we know need work before you rip it apart :unsure:

 

It's called Gamehulk, because I was trying to think of a name and saw a copy of spacehulk on my shelf.

 

Coming in the next episode: 

 

Louder voices with less echo

Less background noise

Less nervous laughing

More standard format... news, what we've been playing, usual stuff. Maybe a feature.

Perhaps a third person

50% less uhh ummms

10% fewer instances of saying something and then contradicting ourselves moments later

Less forgetting the names of things

A lot less being wrong about games or genres we don't really know about (that's a symptom of leaning too hard on the game awards!)

 

It's on stitcher/pocketcasts/soundcloud/youtube. The feed validates everywhere but doesn't seem to work on itunes at the moment because Apple, but it should be there soon.

 

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On ‎27‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 00:28, Coltrane said:

Quick, shameless plug. Myself and a couple of fellow YouTubers started a gaming podcast just over a month ago. We've done 3 episodes so far and have recently put them all up on their own, dedicated channel. So, if you fancy listening to a couple of middle aged Brits (one of which was an ex Games Journalist (me)) and an Aussie talk about games then, please give us a listen. We'd love to hear any constructive feedback. The latest episode covers topics such as the Nintendo Switch, the 15 year XBox anniversary and whether games (and gamers) have come of age or not.

 

It's called Average Gamer. Link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC21cYfH54PhS5TlcwAUlkuw

 

(Apologies if you're not allowed to plug your own show)

Is this on Overcast? Cant seem to find it

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18 hours ago, Moz said:

A mate and I had a crack at the first episode of a gaming podcast last week. It's a bit crap, more of a pilot "episode zero" but we already have a list of 20 or so things we want to improve so we're on the right track. We used the game awards as a crutch for the first episode which turned out to work quite well, but there's a bit too much "yeah I didn't play this one" and far too much forgetting of names. But it's OK for a first attempt and I'm really proud that we finally got over the nerves and did it. I feel nervous sharing it here among so many better podcasts but maybe someone out there will enjoy it. Give us a couple more episodes to iron out that things we know need work before you rip it apart :unsure:

 

It's called Gamehulk, because I was trying to think of a name and saw a copy of spacehulk on my shelf.

 

Coming in the next episode: 

 

Louder voices with less echo

Less background noise

Less nervous laughing

More standard format... news, what we've been playing, usual stuff. Maybe a feature.

Perhaps a third person

50% less uhh ummms

10% fewer instances of saying something and then contradicting ourselves moments later

Less forgetting the names of things

A lot less being wrong about games or genres we don't really know about (that's a symptom of leaning too hard on the game awards!)

 

It's on stitcher/pocketcasts/soundcloud/youtube. The feed validates everywhere but doesn't seem to work on itunes at the moment because Apple, but it should be there soon.

 

 

It's coming up in the Podcasts app on iOS.

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Definitely Playstation biased so keep that in mind but I really enjoy Kinda Funny Games podcasts. Few ex IGN employees started up Kinda Funny as their own entity and it's fantastic. (possibly mentioned earlier in the thread I haven't read through it sorry).

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On 12/1/2016 at 18:54, declan said:

The Biffo episode is up btw in case anyone missed it - http://declandineen.com/checkpoints/lyhclke95khxfb5nydn3td2t68mnnb

 

It was one of the most technically fraught interviews I've done, but hopefully most of it is smoothed out in the edit. Good talk!

 

It's a good episode. You've had some other good episodes recently, especially the one with Tom Bramwell. Keep it up :)

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On 01/12/2016 at 18:54, declan said:

The Biffo episode is up btw in case anyone missed it - http://declandineen.com/checkpoints/lyhclke95khxfb5nydn3td2t68mnnb

 

It was one of the most technically fraught interviews I've done, but hopefully most of it is smoothed out in the edit. Good talk!

Really enjoyed it declan.

Thanks to this thread I have added subscriptions to Checkpoints, Easy Allies and Glixel. Liking them all. Will try Gamehulk next.

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For those who were asking, the Average Gamer podcast is now on itunes (Episode 4): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/average-gamer-ep-4-podcast/id1182794570?i=1000378554935&mt=2

 

The first three episodes are available on YouTube  here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC21cYfH54PhS5TlcwAUlkuw - but all future episodes will be on itunes and YouTube as well.

 

Episode 4 covers topics such as the poor sales of AAA console titles this year, the downfall of physical media and how often we actually finish games.

 

Enjoy :)

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On 26/11/2016 at 14:30, Gambit said:

Following his recent legal issues with a certain game developer I've recently been listening to a lot of Jim Sterling (Podquisition) episodes. Really finding it quite good as well. His Spin off Doctors episodes he does though are my favorite. Reviewing a bunch of movies based on games has had me pissing myself at work, the Pokemon The Movie one being the best.

 

Of course with all podcasts that have their comedic moments, it all depends on whether you get on with Jim Sterling's brand of humour (and fanny jokes).

I think I made it about 10 minutes in. Not my cup of tea at all with some people with poor voices going on about pizza 

 

Seriously, have you tried the brilliant checkpoints, videogamer uk or Elmos podcast yet? 

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For being such a personality-led site, it's inevitable that losing a big character like Burns (and to a lesser extent Jim, as mini-Burns as he was) would have an adverse effect. Miller scaling himself back hasn't helped either. The new people are pleasant enough but just don't have the types of personality that I can get into.

 

In that vein, I've recently started getting back into Idle Thumbs. I checked out about 2 years ago because the lineup changed and people joining an established thing tend to try and join in with that style and it all felt a bit watered down. It's been stripped back to the original 3 and now exists as a video stream and I've really enjoyed watching that.

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I usually only have time to listen to TCGS in terms of gaming podcasts, but had a bit of time this morning so tried listening to the latest Glixel podcast... got about half way through. The woman on it (Rachel I think?) seemed to be going for the Platinum trophy of interrupting everyone else mid-sentence, which you can excuse once or twice over an hour but not twice a minute. Usually to say something banal and/or trying to be funny.

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Had some nice feedback about our podcast since it went up on itunes. It's nice to know that at least one other person is listening, aside from us :lol:

 

I'm also conscious of the fact that I need a better microphone as the one I'm using is a cheap PS4 gaming headset and it makes me sound all lispy, due to the bad sound quality.

 

I agree with the comments about the Glixel podcast. It seems to have gotten better as it's gone on and Rachel interrupts far too much. I'm a little biased I guess, as one of my long term friends is part of it but it's interesting enough that I feel I would listen to it anyway, even if he wasn't part of it. It feels like you're listening to people who are knowledgeable about the industry, even though they sound a little jaded sometimes and tend to be quite dismissive of games they admit they haven't had enough time to play a lot of anyway. 

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