BYOT: The GamesBeat Podcast





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Did you know that people use the Internet for more than just posting pictures of cute cats? It's true! Some people even put up videos of cute cats. Like this one, which we're pretty sure will be the actual test we use to root out replicants when Blade Runner's dark vision of the future becomes reality.

If you're not a cat person, however, other people are posting original video content about games, and we have three of them in the latest episode of the Bring Your Own Topic podcast. Our host, GamesBeat editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu, sits down with Tara Long (The Destructoid ShowRevision 3), Carlos Rodela (PCWorldMacWorldTechHive), and IGN's Greg Miller to talk about the day-to-day triumphs and tragedies of Internet-based moving-picture creation.

(Note: The Kickstarter for Carlos' "Everybody Game" web series isn't up yet, but he'll post updates on his website.)

Special thanks to Playhaven, our official sponsor!

This episode's topics:

  • Angry commenters and trolls
  • A woman's survival guide to making videos about games
  • The wall between Internet videos and TV
Direct download: BYOT_Episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

If we can tear you away from Angry Birds or whatever you're doing With Friends right now, we have something that might interest you. It's the latest episode of Bring Your Own Topic.

This time, we're talking about mobile gaming: its hopes, its dreams, its turn-ons, and how some of the biggest companies in the world are looking to get in on the rapidly growing action. Our host, GamesBeat editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu, sits down with mobile platform (and BYOT sponsor) Playhaven chief Andy Yang, free-to-play developer Machine Zone (Original Gangstaz) head Gabe Leydon, and GamesBeat head writer Dean Takahashi -- and they use a lot of words like "retention," "monetization," and "Norm" (from Cheers).

Listen closely because these guests are some of the smartest in the biz when it comes to mobile gaming. You'll learn a lot from this show, trust us.

This episode's topics:

  • The future of mobile games
  • The history and current state of the free-to-play business model
  • Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google
Direct download: BYOT_Episode_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST