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Old 04-18-2010, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Merus View Post
One of the things that really makes Idle Thumbs work (apart from how funny it is) is that they're all frequently playing the most interesting games, and they're generally pretty good at explaining why they're interesting. Most podcasts tend to draw from the same small reference pool.
I think the other thing that's important here is that they base the podcasts around these games they're interested and not whatevers hot in the press at any given moment. I mean, I know the Farcry 2 thing is a big joke by now, but it's a great example of this. They were talking about what they thought was great about that game a year after its release, because they wanted to. Any other "game news" podcast wouldn't have bothered because they'd think it wasn't relevant anymore.
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