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29 Oct 2010

The Games That Changed the Game Podcast and Contest

by Doug Farrar

So, here was the "problem" with the Greg Cosell interview I did to enhance last week's review of The Games That Changed the Game -– there was too much good stuff. That's a common theme when you get Greg on the phone, so we thought the best thing to do was to run the entire interview as a podcast. Here is where you’ll get Greg’s take on all seven book chapters, and the strategies involved.

As a bonus, Random House has given us five copies of the book to give away to our readers! Click here to take a trivia quiz based on the book. We'll pick five readers at random from everyone who gets all five questions correct, and they'll each win a free copy of the book.

(Ed. Note: Sorry for the problem with the quiz form. It should now be fixed as of 5:30pm Eastern on Friday.)

Click here to download the podcast.

Posted by: Doug Farrar on 29 Oct 2010

14 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2010, 2:39pm by Shattenjager


by andrew :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 2:41pm

um... is the contest over? No form displays...

by kbachelder :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 2:48pm

It would be very helpful if you could include a direct link to the MP3 file so those of us with iPod, iPhones, etc. could download the file to listen on our MP3 players. It would also be awesome if you could share the RSS feed if you plan to offer other podcasts so we can subscribe in iTunes. Thanks for sharing some great stuff!

by Levente from Hungary :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 3:41pm
by kbachelder :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 2:50pm

The page with the trivia quiz says "You do not have permission to view this form".

by Brad Catlin (not verified) :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 3:07pm

I second the call for a downloadable MP3 of the interview.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 3:27pm

think will get trivia righth but alreayd have book, so would just take quiz for fun

by tally :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 4:16pm

Yeah, can't access the form.

by Doug Farrar :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 5:11pm

Link to the download has been added. I got a 'Thanks for your entry!' message when I tested the form, so it should be good to go now.

by clark :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 5:27pm

I'm still getting the no permission message.

by Aaron Schatz :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 5:34pm

Sorry. Should now be fixed and you can take the quiz.

by Spoon :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 5:41pm

I'm a big fan of podcasts, and use them to get through my work day. Will there be more podcasts from FO in the future? And if so, can you provide an RSS feed? I don't use iTunes, so a standard RSS feed would be much appreciated.

by David :: Sat, 10/30/2010 - 9:50am

I frickin' hate podcasts, and would loathe and detest any additional ones being added to this website

a) I like reading, and I can read websites at work, but I can't listen to podcasts (personal thing, I realise)

b) Podcasts are inevitably thrown together quickly and simply, and do not invite the process of editing and thought that is a near-necessity of intelligent analysis

c) I don't follow the college features on this site, but my feeling is that 'casts tend to get fewer comments, since they are listened to away from the page

To be fair, apart from the fact that I would simply stop following that stream, Scramble would work much better as a 'cast, since that conversational tone is what the writers tend to strive for. The rest of the site, not so much.

by Shattenjager :: Sat, 10/30/2010 - 2:39pm

Not all podcasts are "thrown together quickly and simply" or lack "the process of editing and thought." It's true of the vast majority of them, yes, but it absolutely not "inevitable" that they are.

by Kevin Bachelder (not verified) :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 6:48pm

When is the deadline to enter the contest and when will the winners be announced?