Top 10 Games Podcasts

I wanted to share a list of 10 amazing games podcasts, that I found online. Gaming is hot and people like to podcast about it. So do I! So here is the list that I hope you will enjoy!

I wanted to share a list of 10 amazing games podcasts, that I found online. Gaming is hot and people like to podcast about it. So do I! So here is the list that I hope you will enjoy!

Top 10 Video Game Podcasts

1. Rooster Teeth Podcast

By Rooster Teeth Staff

Description: The Rooster Teeth Podcast gives you a weekly discussion regarding the latest trend of games nowadays. The Rooster Teeth Staff also features pop culture and projects that they are currently working on. Tune in to this video game podcast as they talk and discuss about updated Gaming, the Internet, new released Movies, or whatever topic they want to talk about.

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2. Giant Bombcast

By Giant Bomb

Description: The Giant Bombcast is one of the famous video game podcasts that a lot of game fanatics and lovers are fond of. This podcast usually discuss the latest video game news, detailed reviews and dogmatic commentaries. Not only that, Giant Bombcast also features updated new releases, taste-test questionable beverages, and get wildly off-topic in this weekly podcast. Tune in now!

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3. The instance: World of Warcraft Podcast!

By Scott Johnson

Description: The instance is a weekly radio for all the fans and lovers of World of Warcraft. It’s a video game podcast that will not take any sides and will not whine.

They just give you the latest facts, news and tips that you want and need for your favorite online addiction. Come meet us at the stone for another instance!

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4. The Indoor Kids

By Nerdist industries

Description: The Indoor Kids is a video game podcast that bring you indoor kid’s lifestyle that you have to lead, which is due to the expectation that they become a proper Gamer. It’s hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V.Gordon. Join them as they take a journey from childhood Shinobi obsesssion, to the best and worst video game adaptations of movies.

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5. Game Scoop!

By IGN Staff

Description: Game Scoop is a video game podcast by IGN Staff. This podcast shoots a week’s worth of gaming news straight into your ear! Game Scoop will surely feed your video game hunger and quench your gaming thirst in no time. So if you want to be hip and be updated with the latest video games, stay tune to Game Scoop!

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6. The Shaft

By Dead Workers Party

Description: The Shaft is a weekly show featured by Dead Workers Party. It covers number of tips, cool stories, and the latest news & updates in Minecraft. It also includes interviews from Minecraft celebrities such as Yogscast , Carl Manneh, CaptainSparklez, SeaNanners ,Slyfox, PaulSoaresJr and even Notch! We also attend major gaming conventions such as E3, Pax, Dragon*Con, Blizzcon & Minecon.

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7. Podcast Game Consultant

By Reinout te Brake

Description: Reinout, the podcast host, is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Each week Reinout releases two new episodes of his games podcast show to his gaming industry audience from all over the world. The games podcast currently has over 24 episodes, providing you with expert knowledge and the latest and greatest information in the world of gaming. This includes interviews with a highly-talented network of gaming professionals, sourced from years in the industry to share their experience and insights on all things gaming.

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8. Podcast Beyond

By IGN staff

Description: The Podcast Beyond is brought to you by the IGN staff. IGN PlayStation Team comfortably sits down and talks all things excessively regarding Sony. This video game podcast is the premier source for the updated Sony news, detailed opinions and of course, the old-fashioned shenanigans. Tune in to Podcast Beyond and be the first to know the latest video games!

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9. Idle Thumbs

By Idle Thumbs

Description: Idle Thumbs is a video game podcast that casts its pod into your face with an off-the-cuff, insightful, multiplatform video gaming discussion. Idle Thumbs was founded in 2004. It is hosted by video game developers Chris Remo of Double Fine Productions, and Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman of Telltale Games. The site plans to launch its own book club podcast.

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10. X-Play’s Video Podcast

By G4

Description: The X-Play’s Video Podcast offers you with viciously honest game reviews of the newest and hottest video games available.

The past game’s reviews include Halo 3, Bioshock, Resident Evil, Rotchet and Clank, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Super Smash Bros, Ninja Gaiden, GTA and more. Be sure to catch an all-new, daily X-Play every weeknights at 6:30pm EST only on G4.

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I would find it awesome if you would check out my episodes, and give me feedback!

Welcome to Suponic eSports

Suponic eSports is a company that provides mobile games on a crypto currency platform. You can become a millionaire just by playing well on the game freely provided by Suponic. I will tell you how. All you need is your mobile phone that you carry with you all the time.

  • Register to the Suponic SGC Wallet. (Get 5 SGC for free by inputting your friend’s referral code)
  • Download ‘InkWars’ from the download section inside the wallet
  • Play ‘InkWars’ for free, enjoy it, practice it, and think of the strategies to win.

Use the SGC you received from the registration to play wagering mode against other players. (*Wagering: A type of sports betting, where the winner takes the wagerred amount. It is different from gambling in the aspect that wagering is based on the skills of the players delveloped by time and effort.)

SGC won from wagering can be exchanged at any time on the Suponic exchange, and its value can increase for the SGC holders.

What is InkWars?

Addictive Bubble VS Action! – Now with Trump and Covepepe!

Whether you are a casual gamer or a hard-core competitor, you have come to the right place! Ink Wars offers Real-Time Bubble Versus excitement for the first time ever on a touch device!

Being the WORLD’S FIRST Bubble Fighter mobile e-Sport, Ink Wars brings people together to share exciting fun matches for players and spectators alike.

Experience smooth competitive head-to-head VS Bubble action on the same device or compete against your global rivals via cross device Network PvP!

14 celebrity guest-characters join the heated Battle: from FGC stars colliding with Twitch beauty streamers, a fearsome world champion fighter to an enchanting mermaid photographer & model. They are all here to claim their dominance in the Ink Wars universe!

There are 40 characters in total, each with their unique attributes, grid patterns and play-styles. All characters are animated using beautiful hand-crafted HD sprites rarely seen in an app game.

Express your individuality with tonnes of customizable in-game elements such as BattleGrids / Switchers / Bubble-Sets.

Ink Wars is completely free to play but some optional in-game items will require payment.

Compatible with iOS 8.0 / Android 5 and upwards, best played on devices with 2GB of RAM or higher.

Features;

  • First Versus Bubble Fighter Game in the App Store!
  • Over 1800 frames of beautifully hand-drawn animation!
  • Unlock up to 40 unique heroes!
  • Over 100 sets of customizable in-game elements with Power-Ups attached!
  • Collect 1000 Avatars & Titles!
  • Cross-platform Network PvP! and Cross-platform Leaderboard!
  • Arcade style side-by-side battle in Local VS with friends and competitors!
  • Destroy every opponent with a satisfying finishing sequence!
  • You will need SGC, Suponic Game Coin, to play in wagering mode.

What is SGC?

SGC stands for Suponic Game Coin, the crypto currency used in the Suponic Game Platform. You can receive 5 SGC for free if you create the SGC Wallet and completes the KYC. SGC will be listed to the Supoinc Exchange in May 1, 2020, at the price of $1.

Register here!

Game Consultant Podcast

I decided to start producing a weekly game consultant podcast. The first episode is live! I have to get it to work, but it is fun. The idea is that I can invite people to join me and talk about news around gaming, conference news, PR, trends, analysis, fun things and shitt things. Every week on Friday I want to have a new podcast live so you have time during the weekend to listen.

What do I want? Well, your feedback, ideas/concepts, volunteer to join and love!

The Question; What is a Game Consultant

Last year i started to take my “hobby” a bit more serious, and did start using the title Game Consultant. Throughout the last decade I have been advising people in the gaming industry. And what a two decades it were 2000-2020. I always jokingly say, that my career started when we still had download games that you had to pay for. No mobile smart phones, yes, you are reading it right.

Gosh, I do miss those early days, but having said that, I enjoyed all the new technologies and platforms like social media, that came to our games industry. It made our business very challenging. A fun ride with realy tough moments and super fun times. It made me who I am today. A Game Consultant. Some even call me their ‘consigliere‘, since they want me to listen to them, their management, shareholders and other strategic talks. Once I listen and let things sink in, I then come out and advise. I enjoy having vivid discussions about positioning, strategy and story telling.

Game-Consultant.com; Reinout te Brake Keynote Games
Game-Consultant.com; Reinout te Brake Keynote Games

What is a Game Consultant? Let me describe you my day to get a better idea of that! I start the day with checking (actualy throughout the day) the game news. What is happening, trends, innovations and more. Sometimes articles mention people I do know, who I then send a message to congratulate or to ask more background. Usualy I have a few calls scheduled during the day, I try to use regular time spots like 10am, 2pm, 4pm. Same with my meetings if no calls. Always have enough time between calls and meetings, so I can check on news, mails and feedback. During the day, I also have to write my feedback on certain topics, prepare boardmeetings, investigate interesting M&A targets etc.. As you can see, if no structure, then it is impossible to be a Game Consultant.

Reinout te Brake Game Consultant
Reinout te Brake Game Consultant

Lots of people think, ah, well, game consultant is someone that goes from one clients to another and takes a good monthly fee. Yes, I do see these types too! Am I different? Hope so, since some ‘clients’ I do know for more then 10 years and have been advising them (freely sometimes, since I belief in karma) all along. Also I do look at your company. Where are you with funding, revenues etc.. That determines if I will work with you, or just advice you freely and how I will work with you when it comes with activities and fee.

What I dont do as a Game Consultant? Raise funding under 1.5-2mio euros. I will make introductions, advice a bit on strategy, but I know you gonna need every dollar to get to success. Also founders need, in (pre)early stage, to raise themselves. This looks better towards investors. I can not make a difference. How the hell would I know if it becomes a success? If I would know 110%, guess what. When your game studio, or game related service company, is ready for Series A, then I can make a difference; SWOT, Storytelling/strategy, Forecast, Defining boardmembers and Targetting investors. Then I am worth the money, so I claim!

reinout te brake; Game-Consultant.com
reinout te brake; Game-Consultant.com

I also dont get operationally involved. That is why you have your human capital, meaning employees. What I am doing, is checking if the processes in your company are working well. Talk to employees and listen. Are they telling me the same as what the management is claiming they are doing. Also, besides integrating certain (corporate) strategies, it is my task to make sure that employees understand the strategy and embrace it.

In fact, a Game Consultant is someone that, in my case for sure, you can call any time about anything, even private related. Running a business is finding a good balance between work and private and making sure both are getting “check-up’s” from time to time. Talking out loudly can help a lot of times, it only takes some questions (honestly and very blund sometimes) from my side to take on the rest of the day and making things happen.

I have come to learn that you can not only create success. In fact, it is true, you need failures. But do bear in mind, when you have your failures, you need loving people around you. So I am very much focussed on the total package of my clients. That is my task as a Game Consultant. Therefore I sometimes hear myself saying to someone that is completely stressed out; “go home, have sex, talk tomorrow”.

Team Game-Consultant.com
Team Game-Consultant.com

Endig on a serious note; I am not a networker, I do meet people and take a serious interest in each and everyone I do meet. The diversity of my clients makes it that I can put people in contact with others in different stages and phases. And when it takes some tuning, they call the Game Consultant; Me!

Let me know your thoughts and expectations, but also do share (if you want) so I can meet more people in this fun gaming space.

Have a nice weekend.

Cocos Play, a new platform that lets any app developer embed hyper-casual games in their apps

Cocos makes a popular 2D game development engine for mobile titles, and today the Chinese company is announcing Cocos Play, a new platform that lets any app developer embed hyper-casual games in their apps.

Using the Cocos Creator game engine, developers can create the hyper-casual games and embed them in a mini-app game center, which is included in any app. Cocos also owns Cocos2d-x, the largest open-source game engine, used primarily to make mobile games.

Cocos Play is a new platform that allows any app developer to include a customized mini-app game center inside their app, allowing for new monetization opportunities that have been proven to improve retention as well as customer loyalty to the app with rewarded play built into the service.

Companies such as WeChat, Facebook, Samsung, Vivo, and OPPO have already found success using the Cocos Play technology, and now the company is taking the next step by allowing all developers the same opportunities to create a game center for their app. More Short Game News.

Phoenix Games Completes Acquisition of German Studio Group Sixteen Tons Entertainment / Promotion Software

Phoenix Games, the international family of games companies led by prolific gaming investor Klaas Kersting, today announces its successful acquisition of Berlin and Tübingen-based development group Promotion Software / Sixteen Tons.

Promotion Software is one of Germany’s most recognisable game developers for more than 25 years. Having been founded by legendary game designer Ralph Stock (Mad TV) in Tübingen back in 1993, the studio remains headquartered in Germany’s southwest but also established a Berlin office in 2009. Under its core gaming label Sixteen Tons Entertainment the company is best known for the Emergency series, which in 2018 celebrated its 20th-year anniversary and has seen more than 100 releases across most of the popular platforms of the last three decades. The most recent entry in the series, Emergency HQ, is a free-to-play mobile title that has racked up more than 6 million players since its launch in 2018. Under the label Serious Games Solutions the group develops award winning serious games for major clients such as Siemens or Roche Pharma.

Phoenix Games was established in May 2019 with the mission to build a family of the world’s most talented games companies. Adding a developer with the experience of Promotion Software / Sixteen Tons is a boon for everyone involved in the group, with the studio joining Well Played Games ahead of further acquisitions due to be announced soon.

“Anyone in the games industry, particularly those in Germany, should be familiar with Ralph Stock’s incredible track record,” said Phoenix Games CEO Klaas Kersting. “To maintain such a high quality of output for so many years, in such a cutthroat industry, is no accident and speaks to his talent and commitment. We are beyond thrilled to welcome him and his teams into the Phoenix family and be given the chance to play our part in their next chapter.”

“My games companies are accompanying me for a really long time now, I have been growing them for more than 25 years – to join the Phoenix Games family is not a question of money, it is a question of trust,” said Ralph Stock, owner and CEO of Promotion Software and Sixteen Tons Entertainment. “I greatly admire what Klaas Kersting is building and am proud to be part of the Phoenix Games group from now on.”

Mobile players spent $61.7 billion on games in 2019

Android and iOS mobile players spent about $61.7 billion on games in 2019, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.

That is up 12.8% from 2018 and its $54.7 billion total, a healthy growth for gaming. That $61.7 billion in 2019 represented 74% of mobile spending for the year. With mobile representing the largest sector of the gaming industry, this is good news for gaming in general.

In total, games made up 68% of revenue for iOS, while making up 84% for Android.

Above: Global consumer spending in mobile games for 2019.

Image Credit: Sensor Tower

Android and iOS were also downloading a lot of games in 2019. First-time mobile game installs reached 42.1 billion, up 9.9% from 2018.

Google Play accounted for 78% percent of all game downloads, with the battle royale shooter Garena Free Fire being the most popular title for the platform. On iOS, Call of Duty Mobile was the most popular game in terms of revenue.

Call of Duty mobile launched in October and got off to a fast start, earning 180 million downloads across both stores in Q4 2019. That is the best quarter for a mobile game since Pokémon Go‘s launch in Q3 2016. Sensor Tower also notes that the industry is seeing healthy competition. Among all publishers, none of them have more three games among the top 20 titles by overall downloads ind Q4.

Games Consultant

Welcome to Wo

Reinout is a marketing, strategy and business consultant in the games industry. He also works as a corporate strategist for gaming studio’s.

“Marketing for Games is really just about sharing your passion for Games”

I am a fully dedicated game consultant.  My focus is to incorporate solutions to trending issues that gaming developers face in today’s world. Next to that I am hands on with business development , fundraising, M&A and user acquisition, basicly everything that game studios have to deal with on a 24/7 basis. My in-depth analysis and research on new games, products, services and innovations distinguishes me from every other game consultancy teams.

I see myself as solution provider to these lingering issues and assist with important topics like corporate strategy, but also assist with scalability of your game portfolio and engagement of your gamer community.

Did You know? Some Video Mobile Console Download Game Facts 2019

Wanted to figure out some game facts of 2019. I ended up with a nice list of funny and crazy game facts!

There are now more than 2.5 billion gamers across the world. Combined, they will spend $152.1 billion on games in 2019, representing an increase of +9.6% year on year. Console will be the fastest-growing segment this year, growing +13.4% year on year to $47.9 billion in 2019

Market share for gaming platforms in 2019

Last year the gaming market generated somewhere around $138.7 billion in revenue. The prediction from Newzoo is that in 2019 it will increase by about 9.6% to generate 152.1 billion.

Mobile Gaming Industry, Almost 50% of the Global Games Market. According to revised Newzoo research, the global games market was predicted to be worth $134.9 billion in 2018. The largest sector of this was mobile gaming which was estimated to be worth $63.2 billion, 47% of the global games market.

The Video Games‘ Industry is Bigger Than HollywoodVideo games have higher incomes than the music and movie industries combined. … In just 3 days, the game registered revenue of 1,000 million dollars. It went on to become the highest grossing entertainment product of all time.

There are approximately 2.2 billion gamers in the world. Out of the estimated 7.6 billion people living on earth, as of July 2018, that means almost a third of people on this planet are gamers. Out of those 2.2 billion gamers, 1.2 billion of those who play games are playing games on a PC.

The top 5 countries in total gaming revenue—China, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US—combined account for 69.8 percent of total revenue of top 100 countries worldwide. In 2017, China had the highest total gaming revenue, at an estimated $32.54 billion, or about one-third of total game revenue worldwide.

Tencent’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title “Honor of Kings” grossed nearly $2 billion in 2018, making it the highest grossing mobile game of the year, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.

Statistically, video games are now the most popular and profitable form of entertainment. … Last year, the gaming industry produced an estimated revenue of $116 billion, beating TV and TV streaming services’ $105 billion, and that’s as close as the industry wars got.

Video gamers spend an average of 5.96 hours each week playing games. 20.1 percent play for an hour or less each week. 36.2 percent play between one and four hours each week.

New Study Reveals Nearly 70% of Mobile Gamers Are Female

The report suggested that 63 percent of mobile gamers are women and 37 percent are men. Additionally, of the women who play mobile games, 60 percent play a mobile game every day, compared to 47 percent of males.

The following are some of the cognitive benefits of playing video games.
  • Improves coordination. …
  • Improves problem-solving skills. …
  • Enhances memory. …
  • Improves attention and concentration. …
  • It is a great source of learning. …
  • Improves the brain’s speed. …
  • Enhances multitasking skills. …
  • Improves social skills.

A PC is the most popular gaming platform among developers, and its lead over consoles and mobile is growing. According to a Game Developers Conference survey of nearly 4,000 developers, over 56 percent of respondents had released their last game on PCs, the first time the figure has topped 50 percent.

The most recent figures show that League of Legends has an active player base of over 80 million monthly players. Or over 27 million players every single day.

American professional Dota 2 player Sahil Arora, who goes by the alias ‘UNiVeRsE’ is the world’s highest eSports earner with total earnings of $2,720,623.84. The 27-year-old gamer is also the highest earner in all of the United States.

Playing video games can relieve your stress, reduce your depression, and make you feel better. … Enough evidence in fact, that if video games aren’t a regular part of your life right now, adding a bit of game-playing time to your schedule could actually improve your mental health in many surprising ways.

Video game addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. … Some suffering from video game addiction may develop an emotional attachment to on-line friends and activities they create on their computer screens.