5 Years of 360GamerCast
This week we are celebrating two achievements. The first is that we have reached episode 250 of the podcast (We have also recorded specials but we don’t count those) and the second is our five year anniversary.
It only seems like yesterday that I recorded the first podcast. Back then we had no intro music, the website was just a forum and the sound quality was sub standard. That first week we had about 20 downloads. The podcast now gets around 2000+ downloads per week and we are going through huge changes in the background – a new website being designed, some changes to the podcast plus some android and ios apps coming soon.
Most notably with our plans of moving forward the team at 360G have decided that a name change is a must, we will always be 360G at heart but to move on and discuss / review multi-platform games we think this is a good move. Change is never easy but this topic has been in discussion by the crew for a few years now, we will still be the same foul mouthed, honest podcast that you know and love but just under a new name. The feedback we have received from the new name and logo is good and will be recognisable straight away.
Not many podcasts last as long as we have, especially podcasts like this which are done in our spare time. The recording isn’t a problem as it takes up around three hours of talking, it is the extra time it takes to edit and upload the show. It takes an awful lot of effort and time which is why many fan based podcasts die within a year. I am proud that we have managed to bring out a podcast almost every week since the launch.
How can I write about the last five years without mentioning the community? The community is the reason why we are still going today, without you guys and girls there would be no 360G. It never ceases to amaze me how friendly, passionate and helpful people can be and that is what makes this community so amazing.
I have made many great friends from this community from all over the world and the current podcast crew were all originally fans of the show. With the up and coming changes we are looking to get the community more involved with the podcast and website with guest spots on the show and more user created content on the site.
The last five years have been a rollercoaster with many things happening in my personal life but the community have always been there in one way or another. I have many fond memories of gaming sessions, podcasts and events that will stay with me forever and I hope that all of us together can make more.
I would like to personally thank everyone who is involved in the community, the writers, the webmasters and especially the co hosts who give up their valuable time every Sunday to record the podcast. (Much to the annoyance of their better halves)
Hope to see you all soon during a gamer night.