The Final Humpdate

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

24 Feb 2010

microphoneIt’s a sad day for the GameHounds gang.

This latest Humpdate, for February 24, 2010, will be the final Humpdate.

It’s been a laborious thing making two shows a week, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. But it was a labor of love that we wouldn’t change a bit.
If you think about all the amazing things that the Humpdate has been, it’s a bit mindboggling. After starting out as a two-man show, it became a variety podcast and it brought you some amazing voices — from ThatOneGuy Ry and the Digital Cowboys to the recent crowd, including The Rumble Pack.

We’re sorry to see it go, but we know that it will only strengthen the GameHounds regular podcasts, because now we’ll have more time to make them and give you the best — which is what you deserve.

In this last episode, the SportsHound WillG talks about how a recent lawsuit against Electronic Arts may affect sports games in the future, Holy Goalie offers his thoughts on in-game advertising, and The Rumble Pack interview Jim Zubkavich, project manager for Udon Entertainment.


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4 Responses to The Final Humpdate



February 27th, 2010 at 10:41 am

Thank you for the opportunity and thank you all for listening. I know sports gaming is more popular amongst the non-hardcore, non-podcast listening audience but I feel it is just as legitimate as FPS, RPG’s, Retro, or what ever other gaming category you want to name. And It should be discussed when there are relevant titles. It’s also a topic that is better discussed with more then one person and I think that was the greatest weakness of my pod. Still I thank all of you for the messages, emails, and support I received as well as the critical comments as well. I assure you the if I surface again, it will be as a member of the team and not solo. Thanks to Edie for inviting me in the first place and my gamehounds audition podcast was the highlight of all of this for me and in retrospect proves I work MUCH better with another person. Thanks again.


Simon D. Ivanoff (BMI)

March 1st, 2010 at 9:35 am

It’s too bad to hear the Humpdate is over, but it had a great run.

Not only did I have a great few months starting it up with you, Edie, but the micro-segment version of the Humpdate was a great way to showcase folks who had a real passion for gaming.

Great job WillG, Goalie and everyone else who’s been doing it for the past year.

Edie, if you ever bring the two-person show back, I would love to jump on again.



March 1st, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I enjoyed it while is lasted. Even though I don’t like sports games, the lawsuit examination by WillG was very interesting.

Holy Goalie’s last Sanctuary (on the Humpdate), pretty much mirrors my own opinions. There is also the issue of whether dynamic advertising slowly steals away your gametime. What if the game searches for billboard adds, logos, and decals prior to playing. Let’s say it takes 10 seconds longer to do this. 6 plays loses a minute. 360 plays loses an hour. Although that is a relatively harmless ad time, if the game always sucked down ads, you won’t know what the wait is.

For dynamic advertising, my opinion is that it can slowly download ads during down-times in the game program, like pausing the game, reading text, or staring at the title menu.


The Rumble Pack » Back in the Doghouse

April 6th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

[...] the GameHounds Humpdate unfortunately came to an end in February, our partnership with Edie, Hawkes and Holy Goalie is still strong. Starting this week, [...]

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