Recently, Roger Edwards over at Contains Moderate Peril announced the shuttering of his podcast after a fantastic five year run. In true Roger fashion, he’s carefully worded his announcement, terming it an “indefinite break”, thus refusing to completely close the door on future projects. At face value, however, I think it’s fair to say that the CMP podcast as we know it is ending. Five years is a long time to do anything, even something you’re passionate about, and especially something that requires as much work as a weekly podcast. It’s fairly easy to understand why Roger is choosing now as the appropriate time to step away, before his passion for gaming fades completely and while the show is still very well thought of within the community. “Going out on top”, as they say.
I’m joined this month by Lonrem, the community manager for Anook.com. Lonrem and I discuss how social has influenced gaming over the last several years, the advantages and disadvantages of social, and some of his experiences as both a guild leader and CM.
Today we’re super excited to announce the official launch of a new podcast network focused on gaming, pop culture and entertainment: The Gaming and Entertainment Network (TGEN).
Born out of the belief that great content can come from anywhere, and that we can accomplish more together than separate, TGEN will strive to ensure that quality gaming and entertainment podcasts can continue to thrive throughout the growth of both the individual shows and the podcasting industry. The charter TGEN shows all exemplify the important characteristics detailed on the TGEN “about us” page, whether they veteran shows or brand new to the scene. As of launch, our eight shows are:
I’m joined this month by Joey Wiggs, who works for the startup game development company Flying Helmet Games. Joey and I talk about what it takes to break into the gaming industry and how Flying Helmet Games is hoping to grab our attention with their concept of merging table-top and video gaming.