Videogame podcasts

Podcasts are not very popular in Cyprus. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that there is no puplic transport to provide someone with a great opportunity to use any means possible to shut everything and everyone out while you are using it.

Unfortunately this means missing out on some great videogame related podcasts out there. For anyone not familiar about what a podcast is, it’s basically a recording of a discussion on an audio or video format allowing you to download it after it’s done.

Here is a list of some podcasts i enjoy if you want to try them out.

Gamers With Jobs Conference Call
– This is my favourite audio podcast. It’s comprised of Canadians and Americans discussing the latest games they have been playing and also cover videogame industry topics in general. They are not professionals of the industry but just people who love the hobby. Great, mature stuff.

Hatchet Job This one has cropped out of nowhere for me and i really like it and it’s with British and Americans on the panel. Again, these guys are not professionals. It has become a close second to the GWJ podcast.

GiantBombcast This is an entirely different breed than the other two. It’s a podcast by people who are working in the videogame industry i.e. write reviews, go to events and so on. It’s entirely american based but It’s very relaxed though and quite fun. The only problem i have with it is that it is too long (up to 2hrs).

Finally, the Totally Rad Show video podcast. It’s not entirely devoted to games but they also cover films, tv series and sometimes comics. Again, three friends discussing and reviewing games. A really excellent video podcast which i highly recommend.

I hope you try them out and enjoy them as much as i do. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let me know as I am always looking for something new.

About the Author

Costas

Costas Taliadoros is an accountant by profession but a gamer at heart. He was born in Nicosia in 1977 and was raised by Donkey Kong. At a very young age he started piloting F-15 Strike Eagles over the Iraqi and Libyan deserts and has also seen action in an M1 Ambraams tank somewhere in Eastern Europe fighting against the Soviets. As the years went by, he was integrated into Civilization until he finally conquered the world and sent the first human mission to Alpha Centauri. He graduated from the International Superstar Soccer academy and moved back to Cyprus to start his career. In this dark period of his life he fought and swore against 3 more Master Chiefs on a 4-way split-screen all day and night. It was around this period that he also started traveling to Live in many places around the world but mostly the USA. There, he met a lot of young American teenagers who were willing to discuss topics like his mother and the colour of his skin in great detail. It only strengthened his belief that he still has a lot to learn in this life. Nowadays Costas can be found on a couch playing games with friends and foes, with beer in close proximity. He is just a non-professional “writer” who loves games, books, comics, football, and running. He is also writing in the video-game site he co-founded, www.forevergamers.com, and on his personal blog, www.lostingames.net.