You may have noticed a few links on the sidebar of this site to Gamers With Jobs and Games for Windows Radio. Those two sites host what I would consider some of the best gaming-related netcasts I’ve listened to. If you are new to netcasts/podcasts I will be writing an overview/tutorial on what they are and how to make the most of them in a future post, but for now think of them as syndicated radio shows in MP3 format without all the rules imposed by the FCC to commercial or public radio broadcasters. And by the way, free of charge, and for the most part, commercial-free.
You can subscribe to netcasts through iTunes if you have an iPod, or through the Zune software if you own a Zune. Subscribing to a netcast means your client (iTunes or Zune software) will download the latest episode automatically the moment it becomes available. I should also note that you do not need an iPod, a Zune or any other MP3 player to listen to netcasts. If you want, you can listen to them on your computer at any time since they are regular MP3 files. In fact, you can subscribe to netcasts through Google Reader which is a nice way to decentralize the content, but as I said I’ll go in depth in a future post.
For now, here’s a list of netcasts worth listening to and a sample episode (cherry picked by me) of each. I hope you enjoy them.
Games for Windows Radio (May 22nd, 2008)
Gamers With Jobs Conference Call (January 16th, 2008)
This Week in Tech (May 26th, 2008)
Major Nelson Blogcast (January 3rd, 2008)