Last week, we thought we’d update our records on what type of games everyone out there likes to play. Perhaps unsurprisingly, RPGs came out on top with 71% of those voting saying they play those. However, I was surprised that computer video games were next at 46%, beating out consoles at 35%. I anticipated more love for board games and card games- guess it’s just me!
My legs have finally recovered from all the standing and walking I did at Origins (and from a subsequent work conference.) I thought the coverage went pretty well and seemed to be well received, though of course as one person (even though I had an assistant photographer this year) there’s only so much I can cover at a big show like Origins.
One of the remaining questions, however, is about my experiments into podcasting. In truth, my setup wasn’t the most professional- I bought a handheld voice recorder and used that to record what I wanted, pulled the file off, convered it to MP3, and posted it. No clean-up, no music: just the raw recording.
The Mike Mearls interview in particular (which was my favorite one of the bunch, since it was actually an interview and not just a demo) was linked to from several places, but I can’t tell just how popular the idea was in general. When I posted my first test podcast on Day 1 of Origins, I asked what people thought about podcasts, and got some divergent responses (thanks for answering, though!) Expanding from there, I thought I’d ask the general question about podcasts in general (not just my own experiments):
I don’t listen to them very often myself: the OgreCave audio report is the only one I listen to with any frequency, and The DiceTower is the only other one that warrants a listen if the guests/topics interest me. Oh, and I’ve been really enjoying the Penny Arcade/PvP D&D pocast, but that’s only a limited thing.
My current conclusion about using them is to basically do what I did for Origins: just record some things that make sense to record, and otherwise, stick primarily to the blog format we all know and love. Of course, I’m still interested in your opinions on the subject.