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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Stanshall » December 19th, 2017, 10:21 pm

I'm only just starting it but it seems already much better than I assumed, and the story seems quite interesting, too. Absolutely stunning game, even on a standard 1080p telly. As beautiful as anything currently on the One X. Definitely would love an episode.

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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Jobobonobo » December 19th, 2017, 11:29 pm

Great to hear it is on the spreadsheet! Oh, and don't worry, not expecting it next year or anything like that. Just think it would be an interesting title to do down the road. Looking forward to seeing the list for Series 7!

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Post by Alex79uk » December 20th, 2017, 7:55 pm

Has Papers Please been done? I can't remember listening to it. That would be an interesting one (although if it hasn't already been done, I have no doubt whatsoever it's already on the fabled list!)

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Post by ratsoalbion » December 20th, 2017, 8:27 pm

Hasn’t been done, is on list.
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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Flabyo » December 21st, 2017, 8:44 am

That might be a fun one to hold off on until after the movie adaptation is out.

Yes, the movie adaptation.

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Post by Joshihatsumitsu » December 21st, 2017, 9:08 pm

Flabyo wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 8:44 am
That might be a fun one to hold off on until after the movie adaptation is out.

Yes, the movie adaptation.
What could possibly go wrong? Movie adaptions of games are always amazing... right? :oops:
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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Simonsloth » December 22nd, 2017, 8:45 am

I’m actually waiting till the list comes out before I decide what game to play next. I think I’ve got more excitement for this than for my Christmas presents (amazon wish lists have made things very predictable)

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Post by ADumican83 » December 22nd, 2017, 8:58 am

Yeah I'm waiting to see the list before I pick anything (else) up in the sales. I did actually grab Dark Souls 3 at £9.99 on Steam.

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Post by Alex79uk » December 22nd, 2017, 11:32 am

Flabyo wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 8:44 am
That might be a fun one to hold off on until after the movie adaptation is out.

Yes, the movie adaptation.
I mean, I thought you were joking but...



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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by ADumican83 » December 26th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Any idea as to when we will see the list?

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Post by chase210 » December 30th, 2017, 10:52 pm

I'm currently simmering with anticipation.

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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Alex79uk » December 31st, 2017, 3:30 pm

The more eagle eyed forumites will spot the list slowing unveiling itself as Jay creates each game thread! Some corkers on there no mistake! Can't wait for the full announcement!

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Post by Suits » December 31st, 2017, 3:36 pm

Indeed.

Not the way I expected it to be announced :lol: .
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Post by Hunter30 » December 31st, 2017, 3:38 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
December 31st, 2017, 3:30 pm
The more eagle eyed forumites will spot the list slowing unveiling itself as Jay creates each game thread! Some corkers on there no mistake! Can't wait for the full announcement!
Gah, what a tease! So tempted to look but I want to wait until the full list is out...

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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by KSubzero1000 » December 31st, 2017, 6:15 pm

I do have one suggestion, although it's not about any specific game.

I think it's fair to say that the podcast has improved in pretty much every way since its debut, from the tighter editing to the more thorough research and the broader range of perspectives being offered.

I do, however, feel like one aspect has become noticeably worse over time, and that is the way that the community contributions are being integrated into the show.

Listening to some of the earlier episodes, I get the sense that you were much more enthusiastic about the feedback you received back then. Contributions were vividly discussed, the hosts rejoiced when personal stories were being shared and noticeable contributors were often encouraged to join the forum for further exchange. In short, it felt like there was an actual conversational back-and-forth taking place between the CaR team and the audience.

Now, it's not uncommon for posts to be truncated to their bare minimum and personal anecdotes to be left out entirely. Heartfelt contributions are often read in a monotonous voice and quickly followed by a hard cut instead of being used as a jumping point for further discussion. On occasion, contributions are being coldly processed in a way that takes away some of the meaning and intent behind them. It sometimes feels more like a mechanical chore rather than the passionate exchange of viewpoints it could (should?) be.

It is something I've noticed in a lot of contributions, not just my own, so it's not like I have a personal bone to pick or anything.

I suppose that this phenomenon can be partly explained by the fact that you were a lot smaller and still trying to find your feet back then, which means that every new contribution was a big step towards establishing yourselves and building your own community. The recent self-imposed 2 hours limit and the substantial increase in the sheer number of contributions must have played a role as well.

But I think it'd be great if you could try and recapture some of the magic that created this wonderful community in the first place.



Happy New Year everyone!

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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by JaySevenZero » December 31st, 2017, 6:54 pm

Thanks for the feedback Ksub, although I can't make any promises as to how things may change but rest assured it'll be taken onboard. One thing I would say though is that the 2 hour limit came into play around 2013 so I wouldn't exactly say that it was that 'recent' ;)

All the best for 2018, which looks set to be yet another great year for gaming!

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Post by ratsoalbion » December 31st, 2017, 8:01 pm

Feedback for the integration of listener feedback has been extremely positive, and we actually feel it gives it more priority and focus by doing so.

I definitely try not to read it in a monotone and appreciate anecdotes and so as much as ever, and I feel these stand out more than when read back to back.

However, it is in fact much, *much* more work to do it the way we do it now so if enough people did feel the same way it would actually be easier for me...
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Post by KSubzero1000 » December 31st, 2017, 8:36 pm

I didn't mean to call you out (or anyone else, really) in particular, Leon. In fact, I can assure you that I take no issue with the way you personally handle feedback integration.

But I recently listened to several of the Season 1 episodes and I've noticed a difference. The tight editing can be a bit jarring when the host finishes reading a post which begs to be dissected and responded to, only to be followed by a hard cut to the Three Words Reviews segment or something similar. I just feel like the strict timeline can make the show a bit cold at times. I've sometimes checked the forum after listening to a show in order to read the feedback myself only to find that a significant part of it had been left on the cutting room floor.

Either way, it's not that big of a deal, and I can't claim to have a solution either! Just a little something that I've noticed.

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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Post by Alex79uk » December 31st, 2017, 8:46 pm

I do actually like the way the feedback is slotted in throughout the show rather than all saved up for the end. It's something I kept meaning to mention that at some point but it just never came up - seems like now would be a good time to throw my two cents worth in! It does seem to make the show flow more naturally than have have it adhere to a rigid structure of 'heres some background info on the game, here's what we thought of it, here's what the forum thought of it'. I dunno, I prefer it the new way.

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