Guest for CAGcast #40: Christopher Grant, Managing Editor, Joystiq - Ask a question!
Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:57 AM
If you have any questions for him, please post them here.
Edit: Show is up!
Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:00 AM
Huh, I can't think of any good questions.
I guess what I want to know is how do you keep a daily blog fresh given all the competition out there? Sometimes it seems like days where there's nothing to report, and posts end up being a lot of "non-news" filler, or else a hot topic becomes quickly beaten to death.
Also, I notice some of the top blogs seem to try overly hard to enfuse every post with some witticism or attempt at attitude or humor or both. Is there any pressure as a writer to try and sound smarter or be more clever than the audience?
Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:07 AM
Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:39 AM
Would a RSS feed, or maybe even a dedicated forum between joystiq.com and cheapassgamer.com, be a possibility? On CAG, several users have brought up the idea of having the offerings of joystiq placed into a dedicated section of the cheap ass gamer website. Would there be any easy way to collaborate the two to offer the services of a dedicated news wire to the CAG community?
Awesome idea. I would love to see something like this.
let's all show our overwhelming support for it
Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:58 AM
And I'd like to know if he's heard any more about the rumored DS Earthbound/Mother compilation!
Posted 09 August 2006 - 06:34 AM
Because that guy looks like Jesus. And frankly, it scares the folks over at Joystiq.
ask him why applying to write for joystiq is such a huge goddamn ordeal. why does a guy with a good resume, references and writing samples have to bend over backwards as well just to submit an application?
Posted 09 August 2006 - 08:42 AM
How much do you hate Kotaku? Don't you just want to punch that pirate-faced, red-assed baboon, Brian Crecente, right in the face?
Also, will there be another run of shirts, either with the old designs or a new one?
In the face of online game reviews and news sites, print publications have been scrambling to make themselves more relevant. What advice would you give them?
Isn't it great to have epobirs around?
What are your favorite game-related blogs/sites?
Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:33 PM
Front page section? Dedicated forum? Daily update? It seems like you've got a great thing going on with that, but I (and I'm assuming many others) have had no idea that it existed! Make a banner to show on pages? Easily accessible links on several pages?
Take a look at ESPN's website, while I know you wouldn't be able to put something that complex together, you might be able to incorporate a bit of their system into CAG's. Possibly in the colum with the "Featured", "Archives", and "Coupons" you could put a Joystiq link to that news post or whatever it is. Make it visible is about the best suggestion I can give. Oh, and include some type of picture with the link.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:58 AM
And play the hype wagon with him.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:05 AM
Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:41 PM
EDIT: Not that managing editor isn't a real job... just that writing about video games is a lot more fun than what I do...
Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:51 PM
Is this what you guys are talking about?
WTH is this and why haven't I seen it before?
Since most internet blog sites are biased opinions or worse, pure bullshit, how difficult do you find it to differentiate yourselves from other blog sites and rise above the crap? Also, how do you see intra-blog politicking (sp?) affecting the public's view on Joystiq's legitimacy?
Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:00 PM
Could you please describe (please limit your description to three examples- I know there are many) why you think Kotaku is a better site than Joystiq?
(That should get an interesting response.... :-) )
Please describe what Joystiq does better than Kotaku?
Could you please explain the difference between your two sites? I can't tell the difference....
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:40 AM
Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:55 AM