Stolen Idea That I Tweaked a Bit to Make Into My Own Idea of the Month: Celebrity Gamelists
Since we are now getting into the latest Web pop stuff (that actually gained popularity years ago) with the new GC Blog, I figured it’d be appropriate to come up with another original idea: Celebrity Gamelists. You know celebrity podcasts? Those things in the iTunes music store that tell you what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson likes listening to (Eric Clapton and Elvis, incidentally). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll explain in a minute. First I need (want, actually; this doesn’t add anything to my article) to give some back-story.
So I’ve been listening to this podcast lately (my first one ever! I feel so hip and with it) called “Once More with Feeling,” (named after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode) starring Jenny Owen Youngs (of Jenny Owen Youngs slash licking Perez Hilton’s face fame), Bess Rogers (of Bess Rogers slash The Age of Rockets fame), and Andrew Futral (of The Age of Rockets slash Ingrid + Andrew fame). In one of the episodes (#4 I think. Maybe. Actually, I think it was probably #1, the one that’s called “Celebrity Playlists.” Don’t quote me on that, though) they discussed celebrity playlists, and they made their own, which can be found here.
Incidentally, go check out the podcast if that is your thing. It’s pretty funny, and they are looking for rivals with which to have a feud. If GameCola gets its podcast going, we may be able to get some people to fight with right off the bat, and that’s pretty much a podcast necessity. Not necessarily on the show, but you need the audience to be thinking that something could go down at any moment. Which it will.
All right, enough back-story slash plugging things that I didn’t do. Celebrity Gamelists. The concept is simple enough; we get celebrities (aka us, or other celebrities) to jot down a list of their favorite games + a short blurb about why they like said game. This is fundamentally different from the top 10 lists that we had and phased out 2-6 times in the past. We can just post them in the blog or something, too. No need to have a third or seventh failed monthly list column.
As usual, I didn’t think of an exit strategy. How about you all tell me any ideas you think of to further catch ourselves up to what 12 year olds were doing five years ago. You know, if you know, post!!