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  • FairgroundTown 12 Jan 2010 16:37:08 2,522 posts
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    Hey - sorry - I didn't hate it - I *did* listen; and will listen again. And it is completely unfair to compare it to Football Weekly... but it is also hard not to. I think that James Richardson is a very good (and very experienced) host, and usually it is NOT a discussion - just James interviewing the other presenters, one by one; and he knows exactly when to let someone continue, and when to cut them off. There are no embarrassing pauses, possibly because it is post-edited; and if anyone starts "err-ing" then James steps in and cleans-up, sweeper-style. Plus, I guess that it is very hard to sound good, when you don't sound good, if that makes any sense.

    I suppose the thing is... Football Weekly sounds like a radio show, and this is 'the bar' for podcasts these days. This sounds like some mates chatting into a mic, which is (as someone said above) a bit 2006.
  • JetSetWilly 12 Jan 2010 16:37:20 5,721 posts
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    I liked the more relaxed approach of this podcast compared the ones you did way back when. It does need a bit more structure, maybe a slightly larger crew and for everyone to sit a bit nearer the microphone. Perhaps record it last thing on a Friday with a few beers to hand!

    I think it would be good to have the community submit questions that you go through and answer.
  • FairgroundTown 12 Jan 2010 16:38:51 2,522 posts
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    JetSetWilly wrote:
    I liked the more relaxed approach of this podcast compared the ones you did way back when. It does need a bit more structure, maybe a slightly larger crew and for everyone to sit a bit nearer the microphone. Perhaps record it last thing on a Friday with a few beers to hand!

    I think it would be good to have the community submit questions that you go through and answer.
    Oh gosh - I had forgotten that - the old ones had dance music in the background didn't they!
  • HoriZon 12 Jan 2010 16:39:51 13,498 posts
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    JetSetWilly wrote:
    I liked the more relaxed approach of this podcast compared the ones you did way back when. It does need a bit more structure, maybe a slightly larger crew and for everyone to sit a bit nearer the microphone. Perhaps record it last thing on a Friday with a few beers to hand!

    I think it would be good to have the community submit questions that you go through and answer.

    Que all questions of people asking Ellie is she will jump their bones!


    /me included! chicks who play games ?? well i never!

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  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 16:43:00 4,621 posts
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    @Fairground

    Sadly, I'm no James Richardson but I hope my hosting will improve as we do more. As I've said elsewhere, the sound quality should be improved for next week.

    @JetSet

    I'm definitely up for that. If you have something you'd like addressed on the podcast then either PM me or email me at tomc at eurogamer dot net

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Fake_Blood 12 Jan 2010 16:43:57 4,085 posts
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    JetSetWilly wrote:
    Perhaps record it last thing on a Friday with a few beers to hand!

    This.
    There's a certain amount of microphone shyness to overcome.
    Well except for Ellie of coarse ;)
  • Blerk Moderator 12 Jan 2010 16:47:33 48,225 posts
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    Podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast podcast!

    There. That should save my garden for a few weeks.
  • the_dudefather 12 Jan 2010 16:48:03 9,208 posts
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    What should it be called, 'mp3 of people talking'?

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  • Phattso Moderator 12 Jan 2010 16:48:35 13,216 posts
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    That was OK I thought - being rough and ready almost adds to the charm, but I must confess I don't listen to many (well, any) of these sorts of things usually so perhaps not the best judge.

    Having a bit more of an idea of structure ahead of time, and perhaps smoother editing, would make it all flow better but I'd certainly be interested to listen from time to time - especially when the release calendar is a bit full with upcoming titles I want to hear about from the horses mouths without waiting for the reviews.
  • Phattso Moderator 12 Jan 2010 16:49:12 13,216 posts
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    I might have a go at a theme tune as well if I can find the time. :)
  • Blerk Moderator 12 Jan 2010 16:51:10 48,225 posts
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    You should get Progguitarist to make you an epic experimental prog rock theme tune, btw. :-)
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 16:52:01 4,621 posts
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    white_frank_white wrote:
    the_dudefather wrote:
    What should it be called, 'mp3 of people talking'?

    The internet existed before Itunes?! zomgawd

    I'm pretty sure "podcast" was coined before iTunes or the iPhone.

    Could be wrong, innit.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Fake_Blood 12 Jan 2010 16:53:33 4,085 posts
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    It's a talk3!
  • the_dudefather 12 Jan 2010 16:54:23 9,208 posts
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    I honestly don't see what's wrong with calling it a podcast, what's the less itunes centric term?

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Jan 2010 16:58:54 37,397 posts
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    It could do with a "bed", you know - quiet music in the background as it sounds far too empty at the moment.

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  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 17:00:09 4,621 posts
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    I've never really liked music in the background on podcasts, but we'll try hard to get the quality up.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • mrpon 12 Jan 2010 17:00:21 28,495 posts
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    Venatios Valued Voices

    @ thedude

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • the_dudefather 12 Jan 2010 17:04:19 9,208 posts
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    fair enough I guess, Audioblogging could be a substitute

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  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 17:15:40 4,621 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    I might have a go at a theme tune as well if I can find the time. :)

    That would be awesome. :D

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Phattso Moderator 12 Jan 2010 17:16:39 13,216 posts
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    "...be careful what you wish for..."
  • Popzeus 12 Jan 2010 17:19:11 8,272 posts
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    Venatio wrote:
    Phattso wrote:
    I might have a go at a theme tune as well if I can find the time. :)

    That would be awesome. :D

    How about a prize for the best forumite-submitted jingle every week?

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 17:21:38 4,621 posts
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    Popzeus wrote:
    Venatio wrote:
    Phattso wrote:
    I might have a go at a theme tune as well if I can find the time. :)

    That would be awesome. :D

    How about a prize for the best forumite-submitted jingle every week?

    Good idea. We're running a bit low on prizes at the moment, we have a bit of a backlog, but should be able to root out something. At the very least it'll allow me to shift this copy of Digger Simulator that's been sitting on my desk for the last 6 months. ;)

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Phattso Moderator 12 Jan 2010 17:22:28 13,216 posts
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    Is that the edition with the gold-plated JCB download code?! I shall attack the theme tune with renewed fervour!
  • Gaiduku 12 Jan 2010 20:21:54 77 posts
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    How can we get involved then? Is there gonna be a place on the site dedicated to posting questions for to be answered in the podcast?
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 12 Jan 2010 20:28:35 4,621 posts
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    How would you want to be involved? We could split the podcast into 2 or 3 sections. One devoted to the guys talking about games and another where we respond to questions and comments from EG readers?

    The podcast will evolve over time. We'll just need to try things to see what works and what doesn't.

    Oh and you can PM or email at any time with suggestions, questions etc.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Jan 2010 20:29:02 37,397 posts
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    I think there should be a lot more DDevil.

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