Tuesday, 13 July 2010
The Gamers Lounge podcast
With my recent break from the interweb and all things 40k, I've gotten behind in listening to my various podcasts and so, this past week I've been playing catchup. Although I love blogging and spend a ridiculous amount of time checking out various blog, my other online passion is listening to gaming podcasts, mainly because they give me a way of getting my gaming fix when I'm away from the pc via my ipod.
Over the past year, I've listened to a wide range of gaming podcasts, including 40k Radio, Dice Like Thunder, D6Generation, Imperial Vox cast, Bad Dice, The 11th Company, The Independent Characters, The Warbanner to name a few. But recently, with my limited time, I've had to limit what I listen to and I've settled with just two.
There's 40K Radio, which almost always makes me laugh but with their recent issues and restructuring, there hasn't been much to listen to and I'm waiting to see what the new format sounds like when they release the first show on Thursday.
That leaves The Gamers Lounge, which has fast become my most favourite podcast. I've listened to three shows over the past two days and can't rate them enough. Hosted by Bill and Jay, two active members of the 40K blogosphere (The Dead Tau Project and Blood and Blades).
I can't really put my finger on what exactly makes this podcast so good but overall, I think it's a feeling of maturity. They've got nothing to prove other than their love of the hobby, the show's well presented and covers a range of topics in a grown up manner. Yes, the hosts disagree at times but there's no slanging match, rather a grown up discussion of different points of view. They also have a regular feature on blogging, which is insightful and full of great tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your blogging. I won't go into a full review, as I'm not really good at that sort of thing and