THE FREELANCERS PODCAST

Feb 26

NICK CHESTER NEXT WEEK

Destructoid Editor-in-chief Nick Chester joins Xav and Kyle for The Freelancers: Season One, Episode Five!

Following the usual “How’d You Get in the Biz?" questions, the plan is to discuss event coverage and coordination, perceived problems within the editorial side of the industry, and how to build a brand.

Questions for Dtoid’s Nick? Submit them in the comments!

The Freelancers: Season One, Episode Five releases March 3, 2010.

Feb 17

THE FREELANCERS - EPISODE 104

Note: We’ve added comments to the site! Let us know what you think of this episode.

Game Informer editor and 1UP alum Philip Kollar joins Xav and Kyle to discuss having the “will” and “faith” to continue being a freelancer, continue the never-ending “death of print” debate, and how to deal with negative response to articles you write.

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Hosts: Xav de Matos and Kyle Horner
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Music: Intro/Outro: “Can’t Say No” by The Helio Sequence

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Feb 08

PHILIP KOLLAR NEXT WEEK

Next episode, THE FREELANCERS welcome 1UP alum and current Game Informer editor Philip Kollar. Have a question for the show or the guest? Jump to our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and comment on the announcement post.

THE FREELANCERS: Season One, Episode Four lands online February 17.

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Feb 03

THE FREELANCERS - EPISODE 103


GamePro Magazine and GamePro.com previews editor Andy Burt joins Xav and Kyle to discuss print versus online, stepping outside comfort zones, and how YOU can get your byline in GamePro.

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Hosts: Xav de Matos and Kyle Horner
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Links Mentioned in this Episode
Andy Burt on Twitter
GamePro Online
The Videogame Style Guide
GamePro and BitMob Join Forces to get Your Work in Print
BitMob Community
Article: PAX 2008 - Appealing to an MMO newbie

Music: Intro/Outro: “Can’t Say No” by The Helio Sequence

Jan 27

The Freelancers News Flash: January 27, 2010

Season One, Episode Three of The Freelancers is in the can with special guest Andy Burt, Previews Editor of GamePro Magazine and GamePro.com.

Xav, Kyle and Andy discuss print versus online, stepping outside comfort zones, and how YOU can get your byline in GamePro.

The Freelancers: Season One, Episode Three will release on February 3, 2010.

We’re also proud to announce that The Freelancers is only a handful of subscribers away from reaching the 1,000 mark. While this number is dwarfed by other podcasts in the gaming world, we couldn’t be happier considering we’re only two episodes deep.

Aspiring writers will want to check out our Facebook Fan Page, where users are already sharing samples and looking or input. We want to grow this community to a legion of dedicated future games press all-stars, so join up if it’s something you dream about doing. You can also follow us on Twitter - one of the best networking sites to get in touch with other members of the games media.

And of course, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace!

Jan 20

The Freelancers - Episode 102

Joystiq.com reviews editor Justin McElroy joins Xav and Kyle, bringing with him a big, sweet sea of industry knowledge. Learn how a lost email address almost led Justin down a different (and most likely dark) path, Xav’s recent ordeal with a confused PR practitioner, and what the pair will do if Kyle even mentions the phrase “MMO.”

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Hosts: Xav de Matos and Kyle Horner
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Music: Intro/Outro: “Can’t Say No” by The Helio Sequence

Jan 19

The Freelancers now available on Zune

Good news Zune users, The Freelancers is now available on the Zune Marketplace!

Click the link below to jump to the show. Make sure to subscribe and rate us! Season One, Episode Two with Justin McElroy will release later this week.

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Join the Freelancers community

In only a few days, we’ve crushed the PodBean servers with hundreds of downloads of our first episode, forcing us to purchase additional bandwidth! Emails rushing in are excited for the future and so are we!

We’d love to hear from everyone, so we invite you to join the Freelancers Community.

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Jan 18

Episode 102 Guest Revealed, Ask Your Questions, and Rate Us!

We’re happy to announce that the first guest episode of The Freelancers will star Internet-famous writer/podcaster Justin McElroy from Joystiq.com. The episode is scheduled to release at the end of this week.

As it stands, The Freelancers now has over 25 confirmed guests scheduled for future episodes, from more than a dozen outlets within the games industry.

Some people have asked what we mean by “Season One” for the current run of The Freelancers. Each season will be comprised of 12 episodes — the first 11 with a special guest and the last as a recap episode with Xav and Kyle. After a short hiatus, the next season will begin. In order to keep ideas and stories fresh, we think this is the best route to take.

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