I Got 99 Episodes But a Bitch Ain’t One. (Wait, that doesn’t make sense.) – Geek Dads Weekly #99

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In which Daniel, Joe and Drew talk about video game systems, Gmail’s new look & feel, managing giveaways & contests and Zac Brown. Hang on, who’s Zac Brown? Oh, and I’m going to start betting on sports.

We started with a mention of next week’s milestone episode #100! Be sure to hit QAQN.com at 1pm Eastern next Thursday to listen live and get your shot at winning an Affiliate Summit West 2012 GOLD Pass (valued at $549!). We’ve got six to hand out to listeners, so you won’t want to miss that. We’ll have some other stuff, too. Also, a special guest will be joining us, one of the original Geek Dads, Sam Harrelson!

Drew told us about a game he’s been into lately, Skylanders. Sounds great, and a true cross-platform experience. That led us into a segment about which video game system to get for a family with young kids. X-Box? PlayStation? Wii? We decided on X-Box with a Kinect. Drew brought up a great kids game, Once Upon a Monster as well as Kinectimals.

Gmail has a new look and feel, and we spent a few minutes checking that out and offering some commentary. Some users will probably be put off by it, but some users always are.

Drew gave us a rundown on his Swagsgiving event, currently in progress. GO WIN STUFF. He’s giving away some really awesome things in the month of November, you should take a few minutes and go see what he’s got. He makes videos for each thing. In one of them, he sings.

Rafflecopter is a new system for managing contests, and Drew’s using it. I’ve just been accepted as a Beta user, too. It looks great and I’m looking forward to running more contests!

For Halloween, Drew was Zac Brown. I, of course, have to ask the big question: who the hell is Zac Brown? Turns out, it’s this rather famous guy…

Zac Brown. Famous guy. Note: no pink microphone.

…who doesn’t look completely unlike this other not-famous guy…

Zac Brown's beard-brother, Drew Bennett. Not-famous guy. Probably because of the pink microphone.

We finished up with a story about a winning sports bet on the Cardinals winning. The bettor spent $500 and won $375,000. I explained how.

All this and more – thanks for listening! We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a voice mail at 281-241-QAQN(7276). Also, you can email us at feedback@qaqn.com.

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About Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at danielmclark.com, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else.

God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

Brendan November 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Nice segment on Skylanders and gaming systems. I picked up a Xbox 360 with Kinect a few months back and have enjoyed playing a couple of games with my girls (ages 5 and 3). The bundle came with Kinect Adventures which my oldest really enjoys. All the games can be played by two players side by side. We also have Kinectimals which is a must have for young kids. Probably will pick up Once Upon a Monster which we tested out via the demo program on Xbox Live. Another kid-centric Kinect title that is soon to be released is Disneyland Adventures which looks to be fun as well. Unless you must have your Nintendo only titles, I think the Xbox 360 is the way to go for gaming with your kids.

Joe Magennis November 10, 2011 at 6:56 am

Thanks Brendan, seems to be the unanimous choice. Sounds like we should be seeing the "fun for the whole family" marketing strategy in a big way.

Joe

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