As I type this we are but six days away from this years Electronic Entertainment Expo which promises to be quite something as Sony and Microsoft lock horns fighting for the attention of gamers with their new sparkly things.
This Friday (7th June 2013) we will be broadcasting episode 53 live covering some of the build up to the show itself and what we can expect this year.*
Now we want you to get involved so we can share your thoughts and ideas about the show with everyone else. Head over to our Facebook page and take a look at the pinned post to have your say. We haven’t set any predefined responses, we just want to see what you guys think and if anybody agrees. It’s a poll with no answers; as weird as that may sound it just opens the doors for lot to tell us what you really think.
So get posting!!
The poll closes at 9pm on Friday, just as we go live with the show, assuming we’re actually on time for once, (fat chance).
While we’re here, have you seen our YouTube channel?*Don’t forget you can listen to episode 53 live from this very site and join in the Chat Room!
So this little thing called Xbox One was unveiled this week; can you guess what we’re talking about in this weeks show?
That’s right, it’s a WiiU special!
We want to know what you thought of the Xbox Reveal in lieu of more information at E3 about games for the system. Do you think it’s the best thing since the 360? Has it turned you on to/off from Microsoft and Xbox? Was there enough information in the reveal? Or was it just a marketing blow out?
Whatever your thoughts on the Xbox One and Microsoft’s handling of the reveal we’d love to hear from you!
Get in touch on twitter (@thegamescast) via facebook.com/thegamescast, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or text on 0200 3331842*. Or simply join us live in the chat room on Friday night when we broadcast at 9pm (http://www.thegamescast.com/in-show-chatroom/)
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A very special show as we reach episode number 50!
Admittedly it should have been about episode 60-ish, but details-schmetails!
This week we covered this lot:
Wow. Fifty episodes. Who’d have thought we’d still be allowed to broadcast the show after fifty episodes!
Tune in tonight at 9:15pm as we go live with the 50th episode of The Games Cast.
Did we mention it’s our 50th show?
We’ll be covering such mind-bending topics as games, controllers, piracy, Nintendo. Er…. do we actually do any planning?
Join in the live chat-room too - thegamescast.com/in-show-chatroom
Words can’t begin to describe how much we love Utopian Sandwich’s Chompy Chomp Chomp (here’s a handy link to their website) – there aren’t enough big words in the dictionary to do it justice (we tried spelling superlatives but … hey, we got it right!)
Utopian are a bunch of very talented people and we’re sure there are many more around the country just looking for that bit of exposure to get them going, that first playtest video from a reliable, newsworthy, trusted and honourable video gaming radio show outfit. Unfortunately they weren’t available so you’re stuck with us!
If you’re an independent games developer then we’d love to hear from you. What we’d really like to be able to do is get you on the show so we can talk about your game with you, have a play with your game and maybe even do a short video about it for our YouTube channel. If it ticks our boxes we’ll make sure everyone we speak to knows about your awesome game.
Likewise if you’re putting your game up to KickStarter or Indiegogo, or any of the Steam Greenlight like-services then let us know and we’ll do the same.
All you need to do is get in touch with us by email – email@example.com - tell us all about your game!
We’ll get back in touch, organise a convenient time to call, have an initial chat before setting by some time for a proper interview and a play of your game!
It’s possibly the most famous line to be uttered before you learn about something stupid/terrible/ridiculous/downright hilarious happening.
Everything was going smoothly until…we deleted our own YouTube Channel.
There isn’t actually a punchline here, because we really have gone and deleted it.
Why? Well because Duncan was suffering from “fat finger” and “slow thinking” syndromes and went and deleted some connected stuff he shouldn’t have; and we can’t reclaim it. So www.youtube.com/gamescastthe is officially dead, which is utterly frustrating as we were starting to get things moving with it.
It’s confession time.
Things have gone a little bit topsy turvy here at TGC towers with the guys seemingly unable to organise a session in a drinking establishment.
That is about to change as, amazingly, tonights edition (22nd March 2013) will feature…………. TWO WHOLE PRESENTERS.
So that isn’t as good as THREE WHOLE PRESENTERS, but hey it’s the best we can do.
Phil and Duncan take the reigns once again as they canter through the fields of gaming discussion. Let’s stop the horse related statements before we get to whips and Paul starts salivating.
It may have taken around 9 months to actually get anything done but we have finally begun an odyssey on YouTube.
Maybe “odyssey” is a bit strong. How about mediocre journey with the odd giggle on the way?
The channel can be found over at http://www.youtube.com/user/GamesCastThe
Here’s the very first episode for your viewing pleasure! Don’t forget to drop us a like on the video and subscribe the channel for more.