While chatting with some students this week, the discussion eventually rolled around to gaming. That led to a discussion on how we get our gaming-related news, which led to a very detailed discussion of social media and gaming. Ultimately, because these students are very media centric regarding their news sources, the discussion narrowed down to their favorite media, which included social media feeds, podcasts and YouTube channels.
Side Bar: As a person who works in technology and with college students, that is another interesting discussion in itself. Streaming video and audio are viewed very interchangeably by students today (including my high school-age daughters). If they can subscribe to it on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, or whatever so they get notification of new content on their mobile device, then it is all just media to them. They do not differentiate between video and audio, since both are available on their smartphones and tablets, which they have with them at all times. When I mentioned podcasts, not all of them were sure what I meant. When I said it was streaming audio you subscribe to in iTunes, they then knew what I was discussing.
Back to the topic on hand: as a result of that discussion, I thought it might be interesting to share my current favorite game-related streaming media sources (or podcasts as I still think of them in the “old” vernacular).
Favorite Game-Related Podcasts:
- Board Games Insider – http://boardgamesinsider.com/
- The Dice Steeple – http://www.dicesteeple.libsyn.com/
- Game Store Prophets – http://www.gamestoreprophets.com/
- G*M*S Magazine – RPG Room – http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/the-rpg-room
- Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff – http://www.kenandrobintalkaboutstuff.com/
- Macguffin Factory – http://www.innroadsministries.com/wordpress/category/podcast/macguffin-factory/
- Rolling Dice & Taking Names – http://www.rolldicetakenames.com/
- Saving the Game – http://www.innroadsministries.com/wordpress/category/podcast/saving-the-game/
- The Secret Cabal – http://www.thesecretcabal.com/
Favorite Game-Related YouTube Channels:
- The Dice Tower – https://www.youtube.com/user/thedicetower
- Extra Credits – https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz
- Game Geeks – https://www.youtube.com/user/pugknowspro
- G*M*S Magazine – https://www.youtube.com/user/GMSMagazine
- Impressions Vidcasts – https://www.youtube.com/user/ImpressionsGDS
- Jamey Stegmaier – https://www.youtube.com/user/Cutebuns09
- PairOfDice Paradise – https://www.youtube.com/user/pairofdiceparadise
- Portal Games Vlog – https://www.youtube.com/user/portalgamesmovies
- Rah Runs Through – https://www.youtube.com/user/rahdo
- Rolling Dice & Taking Names – https://www.youtube.com/user/RollDiceTakeNames
- Watch It Played – https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchItPlayed
What are your current favorite podcasts or other gaming-related streaming media?
Also, as a freelancer, do you participate in any podcasts or videos? As a regular or a guest? I have done a couple guest spots and enjoyed the conversations. Curious what your experiences have been.