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Old Jul 5, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Carl View Post
Uhh, no, we didn't talk about that, as I think that's outside of what vgm decibel should be promoting.
Feel free to do that segment over at NGI or a different podcast if you feel compelled to do so though.

To me, the whole point of this show is to detail albums so people can make an informed purchasing decision, such as "This sounds right up my alley, so I'm gonna buy it" or "Eh, this style doesn't match my tastes, so I'll buy something different instead".

If you're gonna talk about rips and should have beens, that's just personal tastes and personal wishlists (which are going to be different for everyone) which wouldn't amount to anything meaningful or productive, it's just blowing smoke in the air.

IMO the purpose isn't to tell stories, or be like other podcasts, or do things that work for other shows; vgm decibel should be focused on steering people to albums they might enjoy so that they're interested enough to actually buy it. (Which is very meaningful when vgm has such small sales numbers).
OK let me rephrase that, the idea was pitched around and your official answer was "let's keep that idea to a slow episode incase there is little material to cover."

I fully understand the value of reviewing, but there's quite a difference to putting emphasis on that and do a complete 180 and make it into Mr and Mrs Serious's VGM Hour. I have never heard a single complaint over the silly banter or length so far, and althought I'm actually for cutting back on silly talking segments, we aren't grumpy old men, and there is no need to be so on the show then. When I pitched the idea of this show, it was simply to have a good fun show related to the latest releases and do interesting segments relating to all of game music, not for seriousness business to seemingly lose sleep over.
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