When we recorded this complete episode, we were disappointed that we went above our usual 70 minute limit. But then, we felt we had to make up for our last episode being too short....uc pseudonym wrote:An interesting episode overall. I have only one substansive comment, and it is concerning length. It is likely that lengthy podcasts will cause a reduction of listeners. Many individuals do not have schedules that allow for what would probably be a two hour time commitment. It would have been nearly impossible for me to listen to this one within the week if a professor hadn't happened to give me some busywork that I could do while listening.
Thanks for saying we tend to say worthwhile things. We like to keep it casual since it is easier for us to handle since... well, we cannot see each other as we do the show.uc pseudonym wrote:However, I feel that you give adequate time to each topic and there isn't too much dead or wasted time. You are all generally saying worthwhile things about the subject at hand and it would not be good to truncate an interesting discussion. Also, I would hate for the show to lose its casual feel if it was tied to an agenda.
We do meet beforehand to go over news items, brainstorm ideas, and come to a consensus on what should be on the show. So far the usual challenge has been to come up with material for the show rather then take stuff out. That is what makes this episode exceptional since we had to take out several other worthy items of discussion.uc pseudonym wrote:The solution that immediately occurs to me is to limit the number of discussion topics in each session, by planning or editing. Perhaps in your pre-session talk about what each of the hosts is most interested in.
Omega Amen wrote:Just for everyone's information, it should be noted that a typical video game discussion podcast usually lies between 1 to 1.5 hours. And usually, its hosts tend to talk a lot faster then we do.
Omega Amen wrote:One last note, you mentioned how gaming relates to Christianity as an area of interest. I do not know if you have listened to the earlier episodes, but the second half discussions in: episodes 1, 2, and 3 dealt with our analysis on the state of Christian Video Games]
I have listened to those. However, if I had not I would be grateful you mentioned them, because the episodes you mentioned were the discussions that were of particular interest to me.Omega Amen wrote:That is why we have always encouraged feedback from the listeners. Brainstorms tend to be better with more brains. However, we have a very silent audience so far. If you give us questions (heck, record it to MP3 and we will play it), suggested topics, etc., we will almost always put it into the show. And they do not have to be super serious stuff either. We can entertain the light-hearted and silly and play off of that.
If we were ever to play Spore (or a demo of it), I am sure we can come up with a decent discussion describing our general impressions and then speculate on what we think various reactions that a Christian might have to specific game aspects.uc pseudonym wrote:Spore. I think you've mentioned this some. However, what I find interesting about it is how Christians relate to it due to the evolution issue. Unfortunately, the discussion I would find most interesting regarding it would be theological in nature, but I decided to make this comment anyway.
Oh, we love to make fun of a lot of people, including us. Most of the time we have to restrain ourselves mainly because we realize we represent CAA when we go "on the air."uc pseudonym wrote:2) Ark recently made a satiric comment about Uwe Boll being the director of the Halo movie. I think this is a potentially funny topic, if the gamecast staff has no problem making fun of Uwe Boll.
VOID would be so proud of you.Raiden no Kishi wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing:
~ A top ten list of games with the OWNAGE, as I'm sure Omega and I aren't the only fans of the OWNAGE in games.
I am trying to understand what exactly is a gaming moment....Raiden no Kishi wrote:~ A discussion of your best and worst gaming moments
*arches eyebrow and sips on some tea.*Raiden no Kishi wrote:~ A list of your video game crushes [it worked for the other podcast]
They have a role?Raiden no Kishi wrote:~ A discussion of the "casual gamer" and their role in gaming. I'd actually like to get in on this one, being a casual gamer myself [my microphone is not yet ready to rock, but I hope to have it ready soon].
Are you sure we should be the ones to answer that question?Raiden no Kishi wrote:~ A discussion of the proper place for gaming in one's life. Is it healthy to be "hardcore"? Where do you draw the line? How much gaming swag is too much?
Define "independent title." Right now, I think you are referring to a game like ICO where there is never an intent to make a sequel set in that same game universe, but I am not sure that is what you mean.Raiden no Kishi wrote:~ A discussion of the concept of gaming franchises as opposed to independent titles.
Omega Amen wrote:Of course, we could just deal with the genre of God-games themselves... though I do not think any of us really play them that much... especially Will Wright's work.
Omega Amen wrote:That being said, Boll is fair game. That man deserves it.
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