This episode marks ONE YEAR OF COUCH PODTATOES! Yes, that’s right, we’ve been doing this that long already. We weren’t smart enough to think of something extra extravagant for this show, but I think what we did come up with is rather decent. By the way, I realize that there are 52 weeks in a year, but we did take a couple of weeks off during the course of this run.
With all of the hype of E3 starting to wind down, we saw a few themes emerge. Marketing tactics, hype cycles and even a Kickstarter announcement at the expo left some bad tastes in our mouths, despite also being very hyped for some awesome looking titles. Don’t get me wrong, Eri and I agree that this was one of the best E3s in recent years, but we also were disappointed with certain aspects. We dive into a discussion about these sorts of marketing ploys that get us to empty our wallets, year after year.
Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 50: Marketing Tactics (runtime: 51:38)
What are we playing? (starts at 1:42)
Discussion: Marketing Tactics (starts at 11:37)
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The Kotaku article that was referenced:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Pimps and Hookers” by NOFX (from the album 45 or 46 songs that didn’t make it onto our other albums)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)
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