Pedal to the Metal - The Round Table

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#1 Edited by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

Pedal to the Metal Presents

The Round Table

Pedal to the Metal welcomes back Blabadon and Darkspineslayer for a round table discussion about topics that are bugging us right now.

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Have you seen the opening episodes of Cactus Team and the Stinging Force of Justice? DON'T MISS IT!

#2 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28437 posts) -

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

#3 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

still waiting on you baker.... I thought you were ready a while back?

#4 Posted by Blabadon (27166 posts) -

I still remember thinking I picked the wrong topic.

#5 Edited by _Matt_ (8937 posts) -

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

Lol the fact you're still here on a 'dying site and forum'

#6 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3118 posts) -

@WilliamRLBaker: the latest hype threads still indicate some life left in these boards, that's for sure

#7 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

I still remember thinking I picked the wrong topic.

nah, you did fine... I actually really enjoyed this cast. It had surprises which I usually don't get, given heil and I do the agendas. I want to do another like this.

#8 Posted by jg4xchamp (48716 posts) -

THATS NOT WHAT A PONZI SCHEME IS!!

Otherwise a delightful listen.

The online stuff I think really doesn't mean much to be quite honest. Yes it sucks that console mp games will lose servers and those games shut down unlike PC classics(like Unreal 2k4 which still has a playlist going...with crazy people), but it's fucking Nintendo. Their online games sucked, and the one community that was super active either moves to PC servers to begin with or the next Pokemon game anyway. Matter of fact that's really the thing with online games as it is, these people move onto the next group of online games. There might be some exceptions for heavy duty MP games that generate so much money consistently(ala WoW, which will probably take decades to shut down).

The PSN/Live thing will get a shut down, but if anything it'll be like what happened with XBL1. Halo 2 and XBL1 wasn't shut down till what? 08? 09? So in that regard PSN/Live will go as long as they possibly can before it's costing them more money than it's worth, and well good will with your consumers has enough weight to carry these online services for a good few years after release(especially when you consider the XBox only sold 20 million units, and the PS3 and 360 more than trippled that).

#9 Edited by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: yeah and in that respect I can see the sales and support for gen7 consoles carrying on for a while. I mean, I'd buy a 99 dollar 360 or ps3 in 4-5 years from now. It'd keep my library active plus roku box apps all functioning as the entertainment living room hub Microsoft wanted it to be in the first place. :P

Halo2 was the only legit reason to keep those servers on, and ms obliged... The 360 and ps3 have so many resons to keep it supported... And honestly, if they keep xbla live, pretty damn profitable.

#10 Posted by jg4xchamp (48716 posts) -

Yeah that's the other thing, I'm sure they still get so many people active on the XBLA store alone.

OG XBL wasn't generating any more money than the subscription.

#11 Posted by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

You would think you being an ex xbox ambassador(lol) you'd appreciate it. I guess you dont follow the live, learn and love lifestyle. Pity.

#12 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

You would think you being an ex xbox ambassador(lol) you'd appreciate it. I guess you dont follow the live, learn and love lifestyle. Pity.

I love that that's YOUR mantra. It's absolutely great and puts a smile on my face everytime.

#13 Posted by getyeryayasout (7758 posts) -

I think Cactus Team: Prick of Justice is a better tag, but if I had the talent I'd make my own web-series. Anyways, I enjoy it. Will listen to the podcast tonight.

#14 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

I think Cactus Team: Prick of Justice is a better tag, but if I had the talent I'd make my own web-series. Anyways, I enjoy it. Will listen to the podcast tonight.

Thanks! For a second I thought you were making fun of us. But the prick of justice woulda been funny

#15 Posted by clyde46 (46795 posts) -

Needs more Clyde46.

#16 Posted by getyeryayasout (7758 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@getyeryayasout said:

I think Cactus Team: Prick of Justice is a better tag, but if I had the talent I'd make my own web-series. Anyways, I enjoy it. Will listen to the podcast tonight.

Thanks! For a second I thought you were making fun of us. But the prick of justice woulda been funny

How long does it take to finish an episode?

#17 Posted by Blabadon (27166 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@Blabadon said:

I still remember thinking I picked the wrong topic.

nah, you did fine... I actually really enjoyed this cast. It had surprises which I usually don't get, given heil and I do the agendas. I want to do another like this.

I should have talked about KOTARO THE GOAT not getting the money he needed for Zero Escape 3. Dumb ol' Blabbydun

#18 Edited by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

Listening to the podcast to it now

#19 Edited by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

Looking for possible guests to tomorrow's podcast. Let us know if you want to be on!

#20 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Allicrombie: you want to be on tomorrow night?

#21 Posted by darkspineslayer (20002 posts) -

@Heil68:

I might actually pop in again, I'll have the time anyways if you can't find other guests. :P

#22 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@TheEroica said:

@Blabadon said:

I still remember thinking I picked the wrong topic.

nah, you did fine... I actually really enjoyed this cast. It had surprises which I usually don't get, given heil and I do the agendas. I want to do another like this.

I should have talked about KOTARO THE GOAT not getting the money he needed for Zero Escape 3. Dumb ol' Blabbydun

The GOAT is pronounced KOTOR Blab :P

#23 Posted by Blabadon (27166 posts) -

@TheEroica: Person =/= game

#24 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@TheEroica: Person =/= game

showing me up = banned ;)

Seriously though, I gotta play 999... im tired of not being able to have the conversation with you guys. :/

#25 Edited by Allicrombie (25331 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@Allicrombie: you want to be on tomorrow night?

I can try, what time do you guys stream?

#26 Posted by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

@Allicrombie said:

@TheEroica said:

@Allicrombie: you want to be on tomorrow night?

I can try, what time do you guys stream?

Usually around 8pm CST/9pm EST and all you need is a Skype account with headset/mic.

#27 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@Allicrombie said:

@TheEroica said:

@Allicrombie: you want to be on tomorrow night?

I can try, what time do you guys stream?

Usually around 8pm CST/9pm EST and all you need is a Skype account with headset/mic.

Synthia also inquired about being on with tomorrow as well... one more girl and the P2m boys are on an even playing field ;)

#28 Edited by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@Heil68 said:

@Allicrombie said:

@TheEroica said:

@Allicrombie: you want to be on tomorrow night?

I can try, what time do you guys stream?

Usually around 8pm CST/9pm EST and all you need is a Skype account with headset/mic.

Synthia also inquired about being on with tomorrow as well... one more girl and the P2m boys are on an even playing field ;)

Sounds good to me!

#29 Posted by Blabadon (27166 posts) -

@TheEroica: It's only a matter of time before I'm banned again

#30 Edited by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@TheEroica: It's only a matter of time before I'm banned again

no way bra... you're in for life now. no getting banned

#31 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

I liked this podcast :)

#32 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7876 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@Heil68 said:

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol the fact this is still going on on a dying site and forum.

You would think you being an ex xbox ambassador(lol) you'd appreciate it. I guess you dont follow the live, learn and love lifestyle. Pity.

I love that that's YOUR mantra. It's absolutely great and puts a smile on my face everytime.

I love it too. Even in the face of complete annihilation on some topics, the "Mantra" Heil pulls out is completely perfect. I often get a big smile and a LOL too.

#33 Posted by Blabadon (27166 posts) -

This is still the best sticky

#34 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

@Blabadon: you sir are a gentleman and a scholar...

#35 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

This is still the best sticky

without a doubt

#36 Posted by TheEroica (13826 posts) -

We should talk Second Son and Titanfall impressions on the next cast. Lots to say.

#37 Posted by finalstar2007 (25334 posts) -

For season 3 i think you guys need to do something a little different to not only make the Youtube channel bigger but to also go beyond just having a podcast of few people talking about all sorts of things gaming related.

i think what you guys should introduce next is some sort of a draw type contest/event for every game that comes out and the winner ( some sort of a voting system to help make a winner? ) would need to do a review of that set game ( the reviewer can be a GameSpot user or not a user ) then the reviwer once done can send the video to ( Eroica, animal or Hiel ) for them to post it on the YouTube channel because this way its sorts of like the podcast where you get to hear the users talking about games but this time around you get to hear the users talk about the games they reviewed so the channel will have two sort of events the podcast and the "users reviews"

any user can come in and suggest to review X game for example and its up to " Eroica, Heil or animal ) to agree or not ( of course this would need its own sticky thread unless you guys want to be in the same thread as the podcast? ).

just something random i thought maybe you guys would be interested in instead of just having the usual weekly podcast and working that much for it because with the user reviews i believe you guys will have more time to get ready for the next podcast episode.

of course some people would say the downside of this is that those who like the games or franchises will review the games more positively but who cares this is a way to hear what the users liked about X or Y game from their own perspective so you get the official GameSpot reviews and the SW user review ( of course its up to you guys if you want to make one user review one game at a time or multiple users review the same game. EX: infamous second son to be reviewed by Eroica since he wanted to and no one else or Erica and animal review the same game and hear each of their thoughts).

I've noticed that you guys changed to a new YouTube channel than the old ( dont understand why didnt the old channel have more views?) so maybe introduce something other than just the podcast?

you guys said your open for suggestions so i thought i'd share this :P ;)

#38 Edited by Willy105 (24567 posts) -

60 podcasts in one year. Aww yeah! And Synthia again! Aww yeah!

And yeah, Youtube channels all over the place. First it was SWM (RIP), and then a channel just for P2M, but now there's Point Insertion! Considering this group makes more than just P2M, expanding was great; but it is annoying having to follow channels around, because then the place you subscribed to isn't going to make new content anymore.

#39 Posted by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

@finalstar2007:

That sounds like that could work. Getting reviews out in a timely fashion can sometime be challenging because life gets in the way.

@Willy105 said:

60 podcasts in one year. Aww yeah! And Synthia again! Aww yeah!

And yeah, Youtube channels all over the place. First it was SWM (RIP), and then a channel just for P2M, but now there's Point Insertion! Considering this group makes more than just P2M, expanding was great; but it is annoying having to follow channels around, because then the place you subscribed to isn't going to make new content anymore.

Yeah, it would be better I think to have 1 central place for all content.

#40 Posted by getyeryayasout (7758 posts) -

@Willy105: Just wanted to give a shout-out for SWM. I'm sure you put more than your fair share of effort and free time into it, as it seemed like a labor of love. I miss it, thanks.

#41 Posted by Willy105 (24567 posts) -

@getyeryayasout: Thank you! And it wasn't just me, it was dozens and dozens of other passionate System Warriors.

However, SWM depended on System Wars being a thriving place so that it would have a lot of writers and submissions and content, and unfortunately Gamespot's dramatic loss of viewership in the past year has really slowed down the forums (and SW as well). It's not ghost-town yet, but it's low enough that something like the SW Awards and SWM simply don't function anymore.

However, Point Insertion is made by a close knit group of System Warriors that really care about what they are doing, so they are dependent on themselves rather than a larger community. And by still sticking to their SW roots (talking about P2M specifically), they might have the power to become the engine that keeps SW from dying.

#42 Edited by getyeryayasout (7758 posts) -

@Willy105 said:

@getyeryayasout: Thank you! And it wasn't just me, it was dozens and dozens of other passionate System Warriors.

However, SWM depended on System Wars being a thriving place so that it would have a lot of writers and submissions and content, and unfortunately Gamespot's dramatic loss of viewership in the past year has really slowed down the forums (and SW as well). It's not ghost-town yet, but it's low enough that something like the SW Awards and SWM simply don't function anymore.

However, Point Insertion is made by a close knit group of System Warriors that really care about what they are doing, so they are dependent on themselves rather than a larger community. And by still sticking to their SW roots (talking about P2M specifically), they might have the power to become the engine that keeps SW from dying.

Agreed and respect, my man. :)

#43 Posted by Allicrombie (25331 posts) -

Sorry I didn't make it , Wed and Thurs have been busy days for me lately =(

#44 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

I think having guests have topics of their own is really good to mix it up

#45 Posted by Willy105 (24567 posts) -

I personally want to do more live shows. You guys would be up to being on the air, right?

#46 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

@Willy105: Well they are live shows, i don't know what you mean by that. You mean like a Google Hangout?

#47 Edited by Willy105 (24567 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: I meant like streaming the podcast live on Twitch, which we do already but I think we should do more of them.

#48 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72974 posts) -

@Willy105 said:

@The_Last_Ride: I meant like streaming the podcast live on Twitch, which we do already but I think we should do more of them.

oh alright, that would be cool i guess

#49 Posted by Heil68 (45738 posts) -

@Allicrombie said:

Sorry I didn't make it , Wed and Thurs have been busy days for me lately =(

What about this week? :D