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Game Buzz | Episode 82 - Half Time: The Best Games Of 2014 So Far

Matt Gardner
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Game Buzz | Episode 82 - Half Time: The Best Games Of 2014 So Far

It's Half Time, folks. We've hit July, the dead month of the release schedule, and so what better time than now to reflect on the happenings of the past six months? This week's Game Buzz is all about taking a look over some of our highlights from the first half of 2014.

Game Buzz | Episode 82 - Half Time: The Best Games Of 2014 So Far. Recorded 4th July, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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wibblemaster  Jul. 6, 2014 at 06:49

Hey... love the podcast, but have one tiny request. Do you think you could include a valid date in your RSS feed for the podcast? You're the only podcast I listen to that always takes place on Jan 1st 1970.

If you had the correct date it would automatically appear at the top of my list of podcasts, rather than at the end (with the old podcasts from other people I couldn't be bothered listening to)

Thanks for listening!

TheChappy  Jul. 6, 2014 at 19:26

Yes im using podkicker app on android and all your podcasts are "not datestamped". And do you think you would ever start makeing the podcasts an hour long? Always seems like u have to stop with you tangent line of discussion to get back on track, where as iI for one would happily listen to you waffle on about inane drivel for an hour (not really, it would have to at least be semi interesting) . And then you would be a similiar length to 'other podcasts which are availaible' ;)

MattGardner  Jul. 7, 2014 at 13:33

Looking into the timestamp issue.

As for podcast length, we've always tried to keep the Game Buzz relatively close to the half-hour mark. Back when we did the broader, more general PWNCAST, that frequently ran to 45-60 mins if not longer on occasion.

In all honesty, we've had some tell us that we could do with trimming down and editing to make things even snappier, and others such as yourself saying they'd be happy to hear us ramble on for a good hour or so. It varies from week to week too...sometimes there's some really excellent stuff to get stuck into, sometimes it's a little dry.

In any case, thanks for the feedback! It definitely helps us, and if anyone else has suggestions/opinions/feedback regarding the podcast or indeed anything else on the site (or indeed things you'd like to see us do) let us know :)

Late  Jul. 7, 2014 at 15:17

I'd happily listen to you guys prattle on for hours, but I'm a bit odd like that.
Keep up the good work, lads! :D

wibblemaster  Jul. 8, 2014 at 08:52

Just for the record, I like the length of the podcast. I appreciate podcasts that stop when they've got nothing to say. I don't care about your favourite junk food, or what you think about iPhones :-)

MattGardner  Jul. 8, 2014 at 12:14

Thanks for input Late and wibble! What I want from the Game Buzz as much as possible is consistency in quality, and because the content is so variable each week, it makes things a little easier to have something to aim for in terms of a runtime. For that segment especially, I'd rather it was snappier and all killer than longer with more fluff. That being said, my favourite podcasts to listen back to are the ones that go completely off the rails, so there's that!

However, that does mean we can do stuff elsewhere in greater depth and allow for longer, more detailed discussions for specific things.

We're able to do spotlight casts a lot quicker now whenever we have the opportunity. So we can do lengthy, focused discussions like the WildStar and Titanfall casts, for example, particularly when there's been a game that more than one of us has been playing (difficult on a consistent basis without offices). Now that I have competent internet (yay!) we'll also be looking to do spotcasts/livestream discussions on breaking news for select big stories going forward.

If anyone ever has any direct requests though, let us know and we'll certainly take it onboard :)

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