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Shacknews Chattycast Episode 01: A brave new world

We recently produced a post-E3 podcast and solicited your feedback. Now we're back with a revised format, some different panelists, and topics chosen by you in Chatty.

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We recently produced a post-E3 podcast and solicited your feedback. Now we're back with a revised format, some different panelists, and topics chosen by you in Chatty.

Rest assured we're working on a solution to allow you to subscribe, but we wanted to make this one available for listening first. The Shacknews Chattycast relies on you to guide its content, so be sure to jump into Chatty and keep an eye out for this week's topic thread.

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    June 30, 2014 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Shacknews Chattycast Episode 01: A brave new world.

    We recently produced a post-E3 podcast and solicited your feedback. Now we're back with a revised format, some different panelists, and topics chosen by you in Chatty.

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      June 30, 2014 2:01 PM

      Nice, will check this out tonight

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      June 30, 2014 2:09 PM

      Really going to need a downloadable version of this for the car.

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      June 30, 2014 2:13 PM

      I still don't understand this Soundcloud thing. How do I put this on my podcast app on my iphone?

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        June 30, 2014 2:20 PM

        Totally understandable. This is a temporary fix while we work on getting it uploaded with an associated RSS feed. It shouldn't be too much longer, but since we had recorded this last week we didn't want to sit on it any longer.

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          June 30, 2014 2:40 PM

          Make sure to upload a perfectly-sized image for it that's not all skewed n' shit! Lots of Podcasts I've heard had janky ass images.

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            June 30, 2014 2:43 PM

            We can try our Shack logo that's 300x250 (which is at the top of the front page at the moment).

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        June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

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      June 30, 2014 2:19 PM

      Who is jiggling their metal watch?

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      June 30, 2014 2:46 PM

      Off to a good start... one thing I don't understand. Ozzie landed at GameFly and therefore Shacknews. I thought GameFly was out of the picture? Or did briefcase man buy Ozzie too?

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        June 30, 2014 2:53 PM

        I was part of the package. Once the sale happened, my services at GameFly were no longer required.

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        June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

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          June 30, 2014 3:21 PM

          i had to negotiate that in... >_>

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          June 30, 2014 4:33 PM

          Or like in Richard Pryor's "Moving" they said they were taking the pool. and the cabinet doors. and the walls.

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        June 30, 2014 3:10 PM

        This is America, you can't buy people anymore. Ozzie and Steve Watts have both been a huge help during the transition. We are really happy that they are staying on with us as we implement our long term strategy. Briefcase Man sounds funny btw.

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      June 30, 2014 3:12 PM

      First thing I'll crit... sound quality; I listen to a lot of podcasts... but this is probably the worst of them all. I want to hear everyone talk, not chirp.

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      June 30, 2014 3:12 PM

      I'm half way through it. I like the format and the people involved. Glad that it relies so much on community feedback. Good job guys. Only thing is the name. Not a huge fan of "chattycast". I think it would be great if you came up with an original name to help differentiate it.

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        June 30, 2014 3:16 PM

        LimeCast

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        June 30, 2014 3:17 PM

        it looked good on print but doesn't exactly roll of the tongue when you say it out loud.

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        June 30, 2014 3:38 PM

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        June 30, 2014 4:12 PM

        The Chatty Box
        The Mejicast
        The Ozzcussion with Steve, Steve and Steven
        The Lamp Show
        Limecast
        Shacknews Gaming Podcast with People that are Human
        The Sperg Show
        GERMANY! GERMANY! GERMANY!

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          July 1, 2014 1:39 AM

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            July 1, 2014 6:27 AM

            Gonna take ya to the Chatty Box.
            Let ya lick the Ozziepop.
            Go ahead in them cargo shorts.
            Keep going till ya hit the the PRL, woooah!

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              July 1, 2014 6:34 AM

              hey, that was a pretty good song parody, man!

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        June 30, 2014 4:16 PM

        The Chat Box?

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        June 30, 2014 9:54 PM

        Lamp Sand Lime Cast

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        July 1, 2014 2:44 AM

        Shack Spac Attack!

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      June 30, 2014 3:15 PM

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      June 30, 2014 3:17 PM

      Boobs.

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      June 30, 2014 3:50 PM

      So you stop weekend confirmed to start a new podcast? Looks like shacknews is going the way of 1up.com and gamespy.

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        June 30, 2014 3:55 PM

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        June 30, 2014 4:19 PM

        Weekend Confirmed was really NeoGafcast hosted by shacknews. Sounds like Weekend Confirmed was stopped because of the Gamefly deal that sold to our new overlords.

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          June 30, 2014 4:39 PM

          It was basically 1UP Yours II, and it was recorded in a pretty damn swank studio, which I imagine wasn't free or cheap to rent a session. I'm okay with a more down-to-earth cast via modern VoIP or Zoom H4n (thank you, Xav de Matos, for recommending the H4n; that thing is a tank).

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        June 30, 2014 4:32 PM

        We didn't stop Weekend Confirmed, it was Garnett's show. It wasn't included in the shacknews.com deal, so we immediately began working on a new podcast concept after the last episode of Weekend Confirmed was posted. I reiterate, the end of Weekend Confirmed was not our call and we are doing our best to provide the Chatty community with a new podcast. We will continue to seek criticism from everyone and I hope the show continues to evolve for the better. Garnett has gone on to do his own podcast with a new name (Garnett on Games) because he also didn't own the Weekend Confirmed podcast.

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          June 30, 2014 5:25 PM

          Weekend Confirmed never really felt like it was a part of the site anyway.

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            June 30, 2014 5:35 PM

            I think it was one of the best parts of the site, even if it wasn't joined at the hip with the Chatty.

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              June 30, 2014 5:45 PM

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                July 1, 2014 6:12 AM

                I disagree. I like a well organized structure to a podcast. When discussions devolve into rambling without someone keeping things on-topic, like with the Giantbombcast, my attention wonders.

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        June 30, 2014 4:50 PM

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        June 30, 2014 4:57 PM

        Weekend Confirmed? More like Reach In Get Burned AMIRITE OR WHAT HERE FOLKS? Where are you folks from? Anaheim? You in town for the convention?

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      June 30, 2014 5:59 PM

      I would really love if you take the daily updates and give us a podcast of just the audio. 5-8 mins of top-line gaming news, with maybe a little analysis thrown in. I already have a ton of podcast subscriptions, with more audio downloaded than time to listen to it each week.

      Giving up another 1-hour podcast for gaming news would be a hard sell, but I'd be really happy to have a shorter bite each day that I could listen to while I make breakfast in the mornings or wash up after dinner. Something for the smaller intervals like that would be excellent..

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      June 30, 2014 6:31 PM

      Finished listening to it I dig it. Hopefully Ozzie is a regular. I think the format works well it felt very natural. In the long run I think looking into quality mics for the crew would help some.

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      June 30, 2014 7:47 PM

      is there an RSS feed? if so, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter it

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      June 30, 2014 8:25 PM

      Thought it was a great first attempt. Keep at it guys.

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      June 30, 2014 9:01 PM

      FYI, not sure what you are using for mics but Blue makes a USB mic called the snowball that I love. I use it plus headphones to record all my training stuff in camtasia. Patrick from GM also uses one. They are fairly inexpensive.

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        July 1, 2014 12:03 AM

        I need to start using headphones, for sure. I actually do have a Blue mic and it's amazing.

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      June 30, 2014 9:48 PM

      You need to go retro to the days of the "Shacknews Shackcast...we talk about video ga-a-a-ames." I listened to that ridiculous intro more than the rest of the content!

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        July 1, 2014 12:40 AM

        Shackcast was awesome but it was basically idle thumbs with one or two more people

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        July 1, 2014 6:27 AM

        bring back gamers after life. i'm talking to three shackers in particular.

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          July 1, 2014 6:33 AM

          I'm bringing back my podcast. It's just me calling people on the phone and telling them to play Alpha Protocol. Kickstarter coming soon!

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        July 1, 2014 8:06 AM

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      July 1, 2014 8:04 AM

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        July 1, 2014 8:12 AM

        any suggestions for this? I don't know much about it, but it seems like pod bean is a good solution

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          July 1, 2014 8:51 AM

          A lot of podcasts seem to use libsyn but I don't know much about it.

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            July 1, 2014 8:58 AM

            but as long as I can give people an rss feed link then mobile/rss users are good?

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      July 1, 2014 8:22 AM

      I need some wireless headphones for these long podcasts, I feel chained to the desk otherwise. Glad it's back!

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      July 1, 2014 8:24 AM

      I'm not really familiar with soundcloud. Is there an easy way to get this onto my phone?

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