Cover art for podcast Push to Talk

Push to Talk

30 EpisodesProduced by Push to TalkWebsite

Your Video Game Podcast - Founded in 2016 by a couple of grizzly gaming veterans, this is Push to Talk, where we talk about games.

42:32

Episode 002: Video Game Prices

Chalk and Rumpo discuss video game prices, and whether gamers are getting ripped off.

The second episode of Push to Talk is here, and as per usual, Chalk, Rumpo and Scanner are grumpy about several different issues in the gaming world. If you plan to be a fan of the podcast for a long time to come, you might want to get used to that. These three tend to get grumpy without much warning.

This week, the podcast starts off with our first user submitted question for #PushToTalk. Twitter user, Insanity Rocks, writes in and asks where the responsibility lies for policing toxic players in online gaming. Is it with developers, publishers, or the community?

#PushToTalk Question: Toxic MP players; Where does the responsibility lie for policing these folks? Devs? Publishers? Community?

— Mel Riffe (@insanity_rocks) March 22, 2016

When things finally get rolling, our grumpy hosts start talking about video game prices, and more specifically, what warrants a game getting a $60 price tag ($80 if you’re in Canada). How can phone-it-in AAA titles charge the big bucks, when games like The Witness and Unravel deliver the goods for, in some cases, a quarter of the cost?

All this talk about money wore our moody hosts down, which seemed like a great time to throw things over to Scanner’s Rant. This week, Mr. Barkly discussed his way through the topic of hardcore gamers being disconnected from your average player. We lost count of the F-Bombs dropped, but we’d love for you to keep track and tweet us with the official count. You can also tweet at us if you want Scanner to cover a particular topic in his rant, although Chalk and Rumpo will not be held liable if you piss him off.

After listening to Scanner’s Rant, we realized that our jobs weren’t so bad and got back to regular podcast stuff, like the relationship that developers and publishers have with the content creators on Twitch and YouTube. This immediately darkened our moods again, but we pushed forward, discussing topics like sponsored videos and whether or not content creators are being taken advantage of. We even give you, the average viewer, some advice on how much faith to put into these content creators. Spoiler alert… not much.

Be sure to tune in every Monday at 12:00 PM EDT for a new episode, and submit your own questions for Chalk and Rumpo via Twitter using #PushToTalk. You can also submit questions via Facebook, or even on our happy little website, which you clearly know about because you’re on it right now.

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Listen to Push to Talk

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://www.pushtotalk.fm/feed/podcast

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens