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Old 08-05-09, 11:05 AM
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My video game podcast needs the power of DVDTalk

As some of you know, I am one of the co-hosts of a weekly video game podcast called Cartridge Blowers. It's basically like Listen Up except we don't know anything, are not professional, and talk about Michael Phelps' swimsuits instead of Call of Duty.

Now, I'm not asking you to listen to it. I would never ask you to do that. I would just love it if you guys would click on this link and rate us 5-stars on iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...t?id=313444032

I know someone else did this a while ago, but I figured it was long enough to have a second one.
Old 08-05-09, 11:37 AM
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I haven't listened to the most recent episodes. Are you still obsesed with Jake Gyllenhaal?
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If so, you can count on my 5 star review!
Old 08-05-09, 12:43 PM
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I haven't listened to the most recent episodes. Are you still obsesed with Jake Gyllenhaal?
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Actually, this week we discuss the new Olympic swimming rule that gets rids of full-body suits.
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I know someone else did this a while ago, but I figured it was long enough to have a second one.
I'll have you know sir, I'm far from "someone". I'm a complete nobody.

I'll check out the show!
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Speaking as someone who works on a fledgling, mediocre video game podcast, I was wondering how you guys have worked on getting your name out there and building up a listener base. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Alright, I'll subscribe to both your podcast and Gramps' due to his shameless feigned innocence.

I'll also rate.
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Thanks pinata.

Haven't had a chance to check out Tracer's show yet (I'll subscribe in a bit), but Signed In is very good. I've been listening for a few episodes now and it's very entertaining. I like having a few podcasts that aren't made by developers or professional media. It's nice to get some opinions from people who are just dedicated fans of gaming.
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I subscribed and gave it 5/5, but iTunes won't let me download it. "The file might be corrupted or a type that iTunes cannot play".
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
Actually, this week we discuss the new Olympic swimming rule that gets rids of full-body suits.

That's a great game.
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I subscribed and gave it 5/5, but iTunes won't let me download it. "The file might be corrupted or a type that iTunes cannot play".
Really? That's odd. I test it every week and I can download it fine.

How about from here:

http://www.cartridgeblowers.libsyn.com/rss
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Originally Posted by UncleGramps View Post
Speaking as someone who works on a fledgling, mediocre video game podcast, I was wondering how you guys have worked on getting your name out there and building up a listener base. Any tips would be appreciated.
It's hard. Facebook and Twitter are the two most important ones. Berate all your friends to pimp it out. We also send our press releases every week to various gaming sites, journalists, etc.

Also, when I get to a wi-fi hot spot I'll download your show and check it out.
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That's a great game.
But you'll still give us five stars, right?
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It's hard. Facebook and Twitter are the two most important ones. Berate all your friends to pimp it out. We also send our press releases every week to various gaming sites, journalists, etc.

Also, when I get to a wi-fi hot spot I'll download your show and check it out.
Yeah, we have Facebook and Twitter accounts. Guess we just need to be more aggressive with our pimping on there.

Constructive feedback would definitely be appreciated. All of us are new to podcasting, so the show is a little rough around the edges, but we mainly just do it for fun. Still, we're always looking for ways to improve.
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Really? That's odd. I test it every week and I can download it fine.

How about from here:

http://www.cartridgeblowers.libsyn.com/rss
Okay, that helped. I figured it out. Your host is blocked from my work. I'll try again at home.
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Yeah, we have Facebook and Twitter accounts. Guess we just need to be more aggressive with our pimping on there.

Constructive feedback would definitely be appreciated. All of us are new to podcasting, so the show is a little rough around the edges, but we mainly just do it for fun. Still, we're always looking for ways to improve.
The other thing I would say from looking at your iTunes page is that it's important to maintain a consistent release schedule. That way people don't forget about the show and it builds you into the listeners' habits.
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Yeah, we are terrible with that.

It's a labor of love, there are 4 of us, and we are all lazy. That's a bad combination as far as consistent scheduling is concerned. It's something we've discussed and hopefully we can improve on that over time.
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I can't take a show seriously that allows someone who doesn't worship the species known as the Borg to participate.
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I put in a review that addresses the Borg issue specifically.

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But still gave it 5 stars.
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Didn't wanna start a new thread for this but I stumbled upon a cool Podcast interviewing a Nintendo Game Counselor from the Nintendo Hotline:

http://jeffrubinjeffrubinshow.com/ep...ame-counselor/

I never called them but I remember always seeing ads for them and of course they were featured in the movie The Wizard.
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subscribed and gave 5 stars
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Aww, I remember Tracer Bullet.
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Will you change your stance on the Borg species?

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