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Gaming Podcast 14 - Of Adverts and Atheism

Posted on 29th Jun 2010 at 14:12 by Podcast with 9 comments

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It's podcast time, so grab your earphones and pump up the volume for another series of rants and conversations from the bit-tech team. This time Joe and Alex are joined by new team member Paul Goodhead as he makes his Gaming Podcast debut, plus Matthew Lambert who has joined for a few weeks of work experience.

What do Matthew and Paul think about working with at bit-tech and how have the team coped with the ejection of England from the 2010 World Cup? We guarantee you won't find out in this podcast, because we don't talk about it!

Instead, we talk about other far more interesting things - like the merits and faults of APB's in-game advertising, the on-going Steam sale and playing games as an atheist. See? Interesting!

On top of that we've got the usual competition and reader mail stuff, all finishing up with what Alex oh-so-nicely refers to as "the worst end to a podcast we've ever done."

Use the links below to listen to the podcast, which was recorded on Shure microphones, supported by SteelSeries and features music by Brad Sucks.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

9 Comments

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erratum1 29th June 2010, 15:59 Quote
A gaming podcast, great thanx. First reply, I rule !
yakyb 29th June 2010, 16:05 Quote
just had an idea for your podcasts why not invite forum members to come in for the podcast every so often ask their opinions on things such as advertising etc
Sifter3000 29th June 2010, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
just had an idea for your podcasts why not invite forum members to come in for the podcast every so often ask their opinions on things such as advertising etc

Doing it with a forum person would require more audio recording abilities and knowledge than we possess, frankly :p

We do ask for input over Twitter "live" as we record the podcast, though!
CardJoe 29th June 2010, 16:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
just had an idea for your podcasts why not invite forum members to come in for the podcast every so often ask their opinions on things such as advertising etc

If you've got thoughts on anything from a past podcast then send us an email and we'll include it fo sho!
Hovis 29th June 2010, 18:11 Quote
Currently playing APB and have yet to actually hear an advert. Wonder if they will come in with the launch version, or if they are just a myth.
WildThing 29th June 2010, 21:27 Quote
Nice podcast, great to hear Paul has come out of his shell. :)
Podge4 30th June 2010, 15:17 Quote
A quick rant about advertising in games. Some of the types of games you guys touched on like Burnout and football games i would expect some sort of billboard ads around the place. The likes of Fifa allow you to wear Nike and Adidas boots, my gripe was with Fight Night Round 4 on the 360, again you can buy Adidas and Lonsdale gloves and boots but it doesn't shove it in you're face.

Thats not the issue tho, I hadn't played it for a little while and i think because id clicked on a video for a LG tv on xbox live it then proceeded to post two big boxes advertising this tv on the loading screen, that really did get me more than a little angry. Mind you, it is EA, Robdogs.

Im Lovin' Fallout 3 again. I got L4D2 on steam sale for bout £6.40, Zeno Clash for £2 odd, and AVP Original 2000 version for 75p. was tempted with Eve for £1.50 but wasn't too sure.

One last quick rant, i know everyone hates GFWL, but i've not had a problem... untill now, GTA4 has worked perfect with it but now im waiting to hear from Microsoft again cos it says i've exceeded my amount of key activations on it with GFWL, key works still with game, you can only use key with it bout 5 times. F*#king s*@tty GFWL, thats why everyone hates you, and Microsoft have been no help so far, i'll see what happens when they ring me back.

Sry for long rant, but it feels better now.
Material 30th June 2010, 17:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by WildThing
Nice podcast, great to hear Paul has come out of his shell. :)

Thanks, I was on slightly firmer ground talking about games I've played rather than Computex. Truth be told I was terrified for the entire duration of my first podcast, all my time was spent making sure I didn't say anything stupid.
b5k 10th July 2010, 23:42 Quote
Hey, can I just throw out an idea for ALL your podcasts, not just this one...

USE A COMPRESSOR!

Some people are consistently quiet, some are consistently loud but they're both 100% annoying. Get on it!
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