Want to Start a Gaming Podcast? Here are Handy Tips!
When it comes to podcasts, many niche podcasts are present out there, one of them being of gaming community too. With the new games coming up continuously, gaming podcasts in video and audio have no shortage of subjects to discuss. For example, Barcade owner and employees make a new podcast! Here the employees and patrons of Arcadia National Bar review and play games, share their nerdy hobbies and discuss on the weekly happenings. So, instead of playing games alone in a room, this is a nice recreation for gamers to meet like-minded people and talk on their favorite topic – games! If you want to start a gaming podcast, here are some tips for you.
Select a Game for Podcasting
There are so many games and game types. You may be in love with console gaming or a classic gaming. A podcast to check out is factory sealed podcast which is once in two weeks. This has multiple hosts with an hour dedicated to gaming stories and retro games.
Another type is recent gaming news which is an audio and video podcast. There are up to 4 hosts here who talk about gaming news and more about gaming.
Of course, podcast need not be always about video gaming. It can be about card games, board games and the like.
Audio or Video Podcasting?
You have to choose between these two. This will depend on what you are doing. If you want to share how-to’s, video podcasting is what you should choose. But if you want to only discuss events and news, audio podcasting is enough. And you can choose to have both too, regardless of what your podcast is about.
When it is about gaming podcast, you should be particularly careful about copyrights. Technically speaking, if you play any audio or video from a game, you infringe copyright, unless you have taken official permission. The other side of this is that some gaming companies allow you to do it, just because it’s a kind of promotion of their games. However, if you try to push the envelope, e.g. play an episode of a game wherein you condemn the game or create a controversy, you may get a takedown notice.
Tips for a Fun Gaming Podcast
- Don’t limit yourself to playing games, but talk to the audience too
- Keep talking about what you are doing, particularly in an audio podcast
- Plan the show and stick to it. E.g. plan for a weekly or bi-weekly or even twice in a month. You might lose audience with anything more.
- Cover everything in the niche you have chosen.
Remember to keep stories flowing and evoke your audience to participate in new stories. That will make your gaming podcast more and more fun.