About This Show
Two best friends talk about video games every week! Sometimes they have guests, sometimes they don't, but they always have a good time. They cover games, the people who play them, and the people who make them!
Cody and Steve have a huge appreciation for indie developers and try their best to talk about their upcoming games and projects.
Most Recent Episode
Video Game Advertising and Marketing with Sean Burke
Oct 26 15
This week: Marketing! Assassin's Creed! More marketing! But first, Cody and Steve cover some other things...LIKE ASSASSIN'S CREED!This week saw the release of Assassin's Creed Syndicate and it (much to our surprise) received pretty stellar reviews. Reviews good enough to warrant Cody deciding to go out and pick it up. And he was not disappointed. The change of setting and the much appreciated re-focus on the single player portion of the game (they completely removed the multiplayer aspect) makes this one fantastic. Keep an eye out for a Let's Play or streaming or a review in the near future.Then we're joined by Sean Burke to discuss video game marketing. Video game marketing is in a bit of a discovery phase, where some companies are spending too much and overloading consumers with footage, both real and rendered, of games that they they so desperately need you to buy. And then there are other companies, ones that don't spend nearly enough on a marketing budget, mostly because they are smaller studios with smaller budgets.But that really brings up more questions, which we discuss in the episode, like if there is really a need for this much marketing when it comes to entertainment. Our weirdest finding, however, is that Assassin's Creed Syndicate got, what seems to be, the least amount of marketing of any other Assassin's Creed game and it ended up being one of the best games in the series in years.Then we finish off the episode by talking to Sean about the games he is most excited about. The obvious answer is Fallout 4...but we think Sean's was something else.What are your thoughts on video game marketing? Like Additional Pylons on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @AddPylons! Follow Cody @IndieLumberjack and Steven @ActuallyAkiba! Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes! Check out Pylons Play and Trylons on YouTube! If you’re feeling generous,
Rated 5 out of
Best Video Game Podcast Ever
This is by far my favorite video game podcast. Steve and Cody really know their stuff but it always feels like they're just "hanging out". 5 out of 5 would recommend.
Date published: 2015-01-10