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Title: What do you do while listening?
Post by: scottsh on January 31, 2006, 08:31:01 am
What do you you do while listening to the podcast?

I listen to GamingSteve (and other podcasts) while playing games!  I play World of Warcraft and have Steve on too - luckly I have a keyboard with pause feature for Windows Media player - makes it easy to pause if I get interrupted or need to concentrate on the game.

My friend puts it on his iPod and listens to Steve in the car as an alternative to the radio.

But what do you do?
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: SurfMurph on January 31, 2006, 08:41:57 am
I drive to and from work listening to Steve on my MP3 player. Definitely makes a long drive go by faster.
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Post by: LadyM on January 31, 2006, 09:43:40 am
I usually listen with my iPod in the car or while mowing the yard in the summer but sometimes I listen on the computer while browsing the forum. I often listen to it twice to make sure I caught everything.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: T-BirD on January 31, 2006, 12:02:01 pm
I'm usually working, chatting, or doing household chores, since I only ever listen via winamp and speakers.  I do have an mp3 player (possibly the only one of 2 people who don't use an ipod), but I rarely use it for more than simple file backup and transfer space.
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Post by: ilikesanta on February 01, 2006, 06:31:07 am
I'm the other person without an ipod. but i listen at work while working
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Post by: Djfinny on February 01, 2006, 07:31:05 am
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but i listen at work while working


Ditto
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Post by: eXistenZ on February 01, 2006, 10:41:57 am
99% of the time, I'm on the subway to work, or back home.
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Post by: Sudoh Kyoichi on February 02, 2006, 07:57:10 pm
I'll either be playing a game, console or PC.  That or just on various forums or gaming websites.
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Post by: CableCarrier on February 02, 2006, 08:29:51 pm
Doing homework, surfing the internet, and other such things.
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Post by: Piloteer on February 03, 2006, 12:46:36 am
Usually I listen to it while browsing the internet, or doing homework.

And Steve, since I've been listening to your podcast, I've been getting straight A+! *wink wink*
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Post by: The Dead Herring on February 04, 2006, 07:20:08 am
What do you you do while listening to the podcast?

I listen to GamingSteve (and other podcasts) while playing games!† I play World of Warcraft and have Steve on too - luckly I have a keyboard with pause feature for Windows Media player - makes it easy to pause if I get interrupted or need to concentrate on the game.

My friend puts it on his iPod and listens to Steve in the car as an alternative to the radio.

But what do you do?

I play my DS!
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Sander Scamper on February 05, 2006, 02:48:25 pm
I'm usually gaming. Like the Wow player said above, my keyboard has a pause function, so I just load up FEAR (which I am, I'm ashamed to say, too afraid to play without the sound muted) and soak up all the gaming info.
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Post by: Danzik on February 05, 2006, 05:03:16 pm
I drive to and from work listening to Steve on my MP3 player. Definitely makes a long drive go by faster.
Same here
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Post by: eXistenZ on February 06, 2006, 08:36:26 am
I don't know how people listen to music or poscasts while they play games. That totally defeats the purpose of playing for me. When I play a game, I want to be IN the game...lost--but if I'm having to focus on what Steve is saying, or am killing Nazis as I listen to Tears for Fears...it brings me out of the virtual reality I'm purposefully trying to get lost in.

Not to mention, I play a lot of competitive games like CS, BF2, or COD...I NEED to hear every footstep, and the direction from which it came. Listening to music will get you killed...in fact, I'd go so far as to say not wearing headphones weakens players...not to mention jamming to music or listening to podcasts.

I want to hear that crow caw in the distance. I want to hear the grunt of a Charr in a nearby camp. I want to hear the enemy player drop down from a box, and make a slight sound alerting me to his presence behind me. Sound engineering and awareness is half the game experience.

Anyhow.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: scottsh on February 06, 2006, 11:20:39 pm
eXistenZ: I agree I couldn't play BF2 or CS with the podcast going, but a game like WoW or EQ2 is very playable that way.  The in-game audio for MMO's generally just doesn't add much like it does in single-player games.  Of course, if you end up in an instance and a scripted encounter, there might be voiceovers and that does get confusing.

Games like Civ2 or Rise of Nations also don't have much soundtrack worth worrying about - the podcast makes a good background for that as well.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: eXistenZ on February 07, 2006, 11:04:47 am
I understand your viewpoint, and in some cases it would apply to me. However, we differ in what we think is important in a game. I personally like to hear the grunt of Charr, or the clang of swords over a hill not visible to me, or even my own subtle footsteps on grass, dirt, wood, or metal.

I know, I may be wierd and in the minority--but I like ALL my ambient sounds. MP in a no-brainer, you HAVE to hear every little noise. But the crazy thing is, there are people that run around playing CS and BF2 with music on, or even worse, NO SOUND! People are bad enough FPS players, they certainly don't need to drop another 45% efficiency because they are deaf.

I suppose the first step to getting good in a MP game is to have a competetive streak in you. So that when you get owned from behind for the 10th time because you didn't hear homeslice enemy dude open the door behind you, you will get tired of this, stop playing music, and try and become a better, more efficient soldier.

But hey, I'm a FPS fanatic...play how you will, enjoy yourself, but be warned, I am the guy who knifes you from behind because you crank the volume on the chorus to "Hit Me Baby One More Time!"





Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: RealmRPGer on February 11, 2006, 06:20:58 pm
I tried doing other things while listening, but I found that if I do anything other than listen to Steve, I missed what he was saying. So now I tend to devote time specifically to Steve. Since the only freetime I ever have is late at night, every single Steve podcast in recent history (about half a year) has put me sleep. This I find to be a good thing, as I have trouble sleeping otherwise. From that point of view, I'd like a podcast every day, but it generally takes 90+ minutes for a podcast to get to me to sleep.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Cobra on February 11, 2006, 11:26:00 pm
Mostly play Mario Kart or Animal Crossing I dont find I need to listen to Mario Kart to properly play it. Sound really isn't essential for most upkeep of town. If you do things like fishing sound helps even then it doesn't need to be to loud and you can concentrate on both But just genral up keep of town such as finding fossils weeding talking to neighbours isn't sound required although things like reading the text sometimes is hard to do while concentrating on steve's podcast its only small amonts of text.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Kishmond on February 16, 2006, 09:38:25 pm
I just sit there looking dumb and eating snacks.
Not special.
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Post by: XLNS on February 18, 2006, 12:46:56 pm
Lately it's been Need for speed while listening, also cooking and washing dishes cause I'm single :(
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Post by: Fink on March 04, 2006, 05:03:57 am
Lol, I thought the listen while playing MMO was my idea.

Meh, anyway, I play CoH/CoV, and it's great. Some times itís not as fun with out it
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Post by: CaiphasPotato on March 05, 2006, 10:00:50 am
I usually just listen to the podcasts while taking the bus to and from school. Or sometimes when I'm doing homework.
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Post by: Stryke on March 05, 2006, 11:58:15 am
I usually do some general site surfing or play a basic flash game or something like solitare.
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Post by: DevilMachine on March 07, 2006, 11:37:09 am
I listen to it in my car while driving to and from work, and also at work, while fixing laptops.

And if a podcast gets released in the weekend, or I just dont get around to it untill the weekend. I'll listen while playing Civ4 or someother strategy/rts game, might even get baked at the same time which is always fun
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Raistlin on March 13, 2006, 04:35:38 am
That's definetely a great deal.  I find it extremely difficult to do ANYthing while listening to a podcast like gamingsteve's, as I can't pay attention to both things at the same time. 

I've tried different things (don't like sitting 2 hours in silence staring at my computer screen, fees like wasting my time), I eventually tried playing chess, ... , for a few seconds.   Really I can do nothing but listen.
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Post by: Jonosh on March 13, 2006, 09:19:14 am
I have a part-time job delivering papers, so I listen to Gaming Steve while walking. That sure makes the 3-4 hours of constant walking much shorter.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Cool AN on March 13, 2006, 09:36:20 am
Depends, but mostly I read or play games on my other PC.
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Post by: S3-Solid_Snake on March 14, 2006, 09:28:57 am
Well ever since i got my laptop I just sit on my bed, and surf the web, and just listen to him, and if nothing to surf i just grab a bite to eat and a drink and just close my eyes and dream on oblivion when hes talking about it lol
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: TheShark on March 14, 2006, 09:29:26 am
Work.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Fink on March 15, 2006, 04:32:23 pm
Ok, don't play it on your 360 while playing a game. It will stop at a cut scene (good thing), but then it starts over after it (bad thing)
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: thegreatloofa on March 15, 2006, 04:41:56 pm
I'm normally in this forum or elsewere on t'internet when I'm listening. I listen to it in WMP at x1.4 speed to cut it down by 40min or so.
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Post by: Greg16 on March 15, 2006, 08:44:01 pm
I usually grab some snacks prop up a pillow, turn it on and flip off the screen. Its much more relaxing that way, and I can actually concentrate on what hes saying. Sometimes though if I can't understand whats going on, sort of like with the Spore interview, I'll just listen and read along at the same time, makes it easier.
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Post by: WoozleWazzle on March 23, 2006, 10:55:24 pm
I do the chores and cleaning, while listening to the show. Podcasts make it more enjoyable
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Post by: tals on March 25, 2006, 02:54:29 am
Most times in the car or train when my work takes me out of the office. Makes the journey far more enjoyable.

Tals
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Post by: Kyle_1223 on April 12, 2006, 09:44:11 pm
I listen to GS, wile playing oblivion or at school
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Post by: VGRP-Philip on April 13, 2006, 08:19:10 pm
I play my PSP while listening. Currently I'm playing worms while listening to episode 47.
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Post by: Vivec on April 13, 2006, 08:21:28 pm
You're playing Worms? Best game ever!

 :)
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Post by: VGRP-Philip on April 13, 2006, 09:16:10 pm
Yup it sure is, I just wish they included a little more into the PSP version. Its very basic in whats included, but oh well, its still worms and a hell of a lot of fun.
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Post by: Damned_Zombie on April 15, 2006, 07:53:24 pm
i like to edit the audio to make it sound funny, then listen to it. i also like to see if i can find demonic messages in Steve's pdocasts if i play it backwards.

Yes, I'm very bored...
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Post by: lowestformofwit on April 17, 2006, 04:24:24 am
I upload it to my iPod and go for a long walk along the coast.
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Post by: WoozleWazzle on April 18, 2006, 05:09:28 am
You can put podcasts on an ipod!? OMG so thats what an mp3 player does!
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Post by: Damned_Zombie on April 18, 2006, 10:17:24 am
that's why it's called a podcast!
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Post by: WoozleWazzle on April 19, 2006, 06:04:26 am
It's called a 'Pod'cast because its for your i'pod' which is an mp3 player which can play podcasts, cause podcasts are mp3's!
OMG it all makes sense now!!!
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Post by: Damned_Zombie on April 19, 2006, 08:24:42 am
Lets all give woozlewazzle a good pat on the back...

*Smacks woozlewazzle across the back with a baseball bat*
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Cobra on April 19, 2006, 10:19:07 pm
Recently now I have my new job I started listening to music from my 512 memory stick. I have also started putting steve's podcast on the memory stick as well. When i rock into work I plug my headphones into the PC put the stick in the USB port and try hard as heck not to start singing steves intro out loud so the whole office can hear.

I better go grab my memory stick now before I forget so I can upload the latest episode that I downloaded earlier.
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Post by: bwl2 on April 20, 2006, 04:29:28 pm
Im normal on one of the 5-7 websites I visite regularly
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Post by: lowestformofwit on April 25, 2006, 07:19:12 am
You can put podcasts on an ipod!? OMG so thats what an mp3 player does!


Leave sarcasm to the professional, thank you very much.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: PHI-1618 on May 17, 2006, 01:32:03 pm
What do I do while listening to Steve's podcast? Why, I touch myself inappropriately! Of course!

Seriously.

;)



[In truth: I'm usually playing WoW, writing, or using my DS. Sometimes I'm munching at the same time or talking to friends. Hmm. I should probably show Steve more attention, but I like to keep busy and I understand most of what he says anyway. He liked the PS3's pricetag, thought Nintendo's showing was weak and unoriginal, and felt the 360 needs more fighting games. Right?]
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Hiro Protagonist on May 25, 2006, 05:43:27 am
I like to take Gaming Steve on the go for bike riding, and sometimes substituting sounds and music while playing a game that doesn't require a lot of focus.
Title: Re: What do you do while listening?
Post by: Anti45 on May 25, 2006, 03:33:22 pm
Usually while playing WoW or Guild Wars
or when I am trying to sleep at night...Steve has a very soothing voice  ;)
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Post by: Oviraptor on May 25, 2006, 03:37:11 pm
I just played chess while listening.
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Post by: psychodrive on June 01, 2006, 07:02:35 am
Usually, I'm listening to Steve in the morning, so I'm on the bus to work, then getting a coffee, then morning research, by which point Steve finishes and I know it's time to actually get my hands dirty.
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Post by: uber fragger on June 08, 2006, 05:51:59 pm
I drive usually when I listen to him.  Sometimes when I'm on the computer.  I even thought about listening to the podcast on my 360 but I would hate to lose my place.  I keep it on my PSP though ;)
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Post by: Twiggs on June 08, 2006, 10:19:06 pm
I either surf the net or go into a trance.
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Post by: vonboy on June 09, 2006, 05:27:32 am
i either surf the net, or work on one of my game projects on game maker.

he always somehow gives me great ideas :o
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Post by: KoR_Wraith on June 10, 2006, 02:09:03 pm
Nothing - I find if I do other things that the words go right over my head.
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Post by: Granite T. Rock on July 12, 2006, 07:12:13 am
I clean my room.  The longer between podcasts... the messier my room!
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Post by: DrJiggs on July 16, 2006, 10:14:52 pm
I actually work while listening to Steve (my job is typing, so I get the pleasure of listening to podcasts all day).
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Post by: Super Famicom on July 21, 2006, 11:29:56 am
Always listen while commuting, a good two hour episode gets me to work and back again quite easily...
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Post by: jedi55555 on July 26, 2006, 12:57:43 pm
I am working out, cleaning or driving.
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Post by: krazyman on July 26, 2006, 11:05:15 pm
Usually I go bike riding and I listen to the podcast then.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 31, 2006, 11:35:21 pm
You don't wnat to know :p.

I sometimes watch TV.
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Post by: Bkeela on August 06, 2006, 04:51:16 pm
I clean around the house while listening.  Sometimes I listen while downloading, er, pictures of women, which doesn't require a great amount of my concentration.  So while my reptilian brain concentrates on mammary glands and such, my Neo Cortex can be stimulated by Gaming Steve's soothing tones.

Who said the male brain can't do two things at once?
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Post by: XanPa on August 13, 2006, 05:23:38 am
Since I have started podcasting, I listen to GamingSteve among others while at work hehe
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Post by: Yankeefan on August 19, 2006, 02:06:18 pm
Along with several other podcasts I listen to and the one I do, I put them on a CD and listen in my car. It plays MP3's and makes driving around town a lot more enjoyable.
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Post by: Loleth on August 20, 2006, 05:36:43 am
I often listen to the podcast at my laptop just listening so I don't miss anything.
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Post by: UNSCleric on August 20, 2006, 01:39:24 pm
I stock groceries for 7-8 hours every night (overnight) and I spend that entire time either listening to Major Nelson or Gaming Steve, or listening to music.  I have an iRiver H10, and I would have already been dead without it.  ;D