Power Button - Episode 164: The Changing Face Of Gaming Media
February 01, 2015
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to the departing Joystiq on this week's episode of the Power Button podcast as we discuss the changing world of the video game media business. Long ago magazines were the big upstarts, then those gave way to blogs, then podcasts muscled in, and now everything is Let's Plays and unboxing videos. Those who can't keep up risk being closed down by their corporate masters ever in search of rising quarterly profits. And speaking of rising profits and Lets Plays, we also dip into the recent controversy surrounding Nintendo's YouTube partnership program. There's something for everyone to feel cheated about! Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. Next Time: We break through the fourth wall to talk about all of the times our favorite games reached out to directly address the player.