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Random Encounters => Podcasts => Topic started by: Jon Galt on June 16, 2006, 01:23:34 pm

Title: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Jon Galt on June 16, 2006, 01:23:34 pm
a new episode came out each week. It seems like the podcast has taken a backseat to RL. Anyway I love the show, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: sgore on June 16, 2006, 01:25:25 pm
But don't even think about it.  >:(   ;)
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: NRG753 on June 18, 2006, 06:25:18 am
But don't even think about it.  >:(   ;)

Agreed :)
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Fink on June 18, 2006, 08:27:58 pm
 Why are you guys posting here? We must bury this thread before Steve sees it

*realizes his not helping*

... Shoot
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Cruithne on June 29, 2006, 06:46:27 am
I don't think it's such a crazy idea, considering the growth of micro transactions.

Hell I have paid subscritption to IGN and I don't get a tenth from that site that I do from Steves podcasts and forum.

Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: SmileyMan on June 29, 2006, 11:20:54 am
Steve will lose 80% of his listeners if he begins to charge money for his podcasts. :P
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Fink on June 29, 2006, 12:55:59 pm
Damn it! You brought it back again!

Ok, the writings on the wall. If Steve does charge for his podcast... someone put them on bit torrent  ;D
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: OmniOck on June 29, 2006, 03:12:42 pm
I know that the PC gamer podcasts has a two minute add for newegg.com. It's tastefully done and funds the podcasts. I'm all for Steve doing advertisements as long as he does it tastefully. And cmon, interviewing someone about their game is free press for the Dev/productizer anyways.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Bkeela on August 06, 2006, 04:58:21 pm
Come on - this podcast is paid for by Microsoft.  If Steve isn't getting an allowance for his Zune endorsements, which, after all, have nothing to do with gaming, then he is being cheated.

I can tolerate product placement endorsements, but I will not stomach blatant advertising no matter how tastefully it is done - either in games, or podcasts, or whatever.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: ilikesanta on August 06, 2006, 05:36:47 pm
Come on - this podcast is paid for by Microsoft. If Steve isn't getting an allowance for his Zune endorsements, which, after all, have nothing to do with gaming, then he is being cheated.

I can tolerate product placement endorsements, but I will not stomach blatant advertising no matter how tastefully it is done - either in games, or podcasts, or whatever.

So you must not watch to much television, movies or read any newspapers, magazines or the internet? :P Well I don't see it as much as an advertisement, he just talked about what features it has, and that there was going to be an announcement about it. Maybe your right, he's probally getting money from EA and Blizzard too, because he talks about Spore and World of Warcraft all the time. ::)
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2006, 05:40:53 pm
The Zune is legitimate front page news because it is the only thing that has a remote change of being the iPod Killer.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: 762 on August 07, 2006, 05:57:20 am
Come on - this podcast is paid for by Microsoft.  If Steve isn't getting an allowance for his Zune endorsements, which, after all, have nothing to do with gaming, then he is being cheated.

I don't know if you were here when the 360 prices were announced, but Steve was disgusted by the underhandedness of Microsoft. He's not being paid. If he were, he'd certainly update his site more often because more updates=more dollars.

http://www.gamingsteve.com/archives/2005/08/xbox_360_only_2_1.php
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: gec05 on August 07, 2006, 07:50:10 pm
Who is this Steve? *looks at top of page* Oh, him!

I'm beginning to forget that Steve exists, he sure is quiet right now. Then again, there is no really big news especially during the summer months.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: NRG753 on August 07, 2006, 10:01:20 pm
There is always news though, just check www.kotaku.com, I have them on an RSS feed, and it's always updating.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Cruithne on August 07, 2006, 11:30:13 pm
If Steve decides to talk about the Zune he is perfectly entitled to. It's his show, he sets the rules.Given that people thought the Zune was going to be a games machine, it's perfectly legitimate to talk about it. Given that it shall be used for podcasts, or whatever Microsoft calls them, it's perfectly legitimate to talk about it. Given that Steve often talks about movies, it's perfectly legitimate to talk about it. Given that Steve often talks about hardware and gadgets, it's perfectly legitimate to talk about it. Hell, given that Steve will even do boardgame reviews if that takes his fancy, it's perfectly legitimate to talk about it.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: krazyman on September 10, 2006, 08:39:22 am
I know that the PC gamer podcasts has a two minute add for newegg.com. It's tastefully done and funds the podcasts. I'm all for Steve doing advertisements as long as he does it tastefully. And cmon, interviewing someone about their game is free press for the Dev/productizer anyways.

They do?  I have never heard an ad on that podcast.  Here is an idea: if you want to pay, you get no ads, if you don't you get to listen to ads.
Title: Re: I would pay for this podcast if .....
Post by: Hizzah on September 14, 2006, 01:20:41 pm
If this site ever started costing him more money than he thinks it's worth, he could do a banner on the front page or in the forums. Or maybe do some text advertising on the side, sorta like Google. That would be more incospicuous, and considering the number of views his site gets, he could retire on just that. Although I have to say that one of the reasons I like this site is because of the lack of advertisments.