Real Time Strategy

Real Time Strategy

Real Time Strategy is a biweekly podcast examining the gaming industry through the lens of public relations. We touch on everything from pitches to PlayStations, sharing our tricks of the trade and identifying PR in your everyday gaming. Real Time Strategy is produced by TriplePoint, the leading PR and influencer marketing agency in video games.

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September 23, 2022 58 min

Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher discuss this week’s hottest gaming topic: the Grand Theft Auto 6 leak. The hosts discuss what happened, other famous gaming leaks, why leaks are such a big deal in the industry and how they relate to development transparency.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Our Thoughts on the Latest Legend of Zelda and God of War Trailers

9:21 - The Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak

17:51 - Will This Leak Change Development Trans...

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Game Informer associate editor Wesley LeBlanc joins us this week to discuss his journey from freelance games writing to Game Informer, his advice for freelance writers, his love of pirates and more.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Getting to Know Wesley (Final Fantasy XIII, Elden Ring, The Boys, Doctor Strange)

14:50 - Wesley’s Journalism Background (Local Reporting, Games Freelancing)

23:53 - Story Pitching

30:29 - Relationship Buildi...

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Real Time Strategy is back — just in time for the fall release season! TriplePoint account director Nick Shepherd joins Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher to break down Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 and where it stands in a landscape dominated by first-party showcases. Then the crew digs into Nick’s PR experience and how PR changes when working in house, with tech startups, when supporting ongoing games and more!

 

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Climate Replay members Cory Scheviak and Mariana Salimena are game developers working to make the industry more sustainable. Their organization is dedicated to educating players and developers about how to fight climate change, so they joined Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher to do exactly that. They discuss the industry’s relationship with climate change and how it can get involved in saving the planet.

 

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0:00 - Intro / G...

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June 24, 2022 55 min

Brad de Ramón, Emily Gogle, and Sam Mosher break down the 2022 summer showcase season so far, including PlayStation State of Play, Summer Game Fest, Xbox & Bethesda Games’ showcase, and more.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Our Summers So Far (Rock Climbing, Music Festivals)

8:50 - UploadVR Summer Showcase

12:19 - PlayStation State of Play and PSVR2

23:27 - So Many Space and Evil AI Games!

31:06 - Work-from-Home Development and Thi...

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NPR video game writer Keller Gordon joins Kaitlyn Red Wing and Brad de Ramón to discuss recent advancements in the use of video games as medical treatment.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Getting to Know Keller (Elden Ring, Relaxing Games)

15:22 - Our Favorite Games

22:21 - Keller’s Games Reporting Background

31:57 - Using Video Games to Treat Cognitive Disorders

 

Follow us on Twitter @RealTimeStrats, and email us any questions at...

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Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher enter the metaverse this week with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Byte, “the first-ever Coca-Cola flavor born in the metaverse.” The pair use the new soda to kickstart a conversation with fellow TriplePointer Zach Ferenchak about the metaverse, what it means for gaming, and how close we are to its realization.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Getting to Know Zach (Forza Horizon 5, PRSSA)

13:21 - Coca-Cola Zero Suga...

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Kaitlyn Red Wing and Emily Gogle attended PAX East 2022 and organized an amazing client event. This week, they sat down with Sam Mosher to share their stories and takeaways from one of gaming’s biggest consumer events.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Getting to Know Emily (Journalism, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Assassin’s Creed)

19:49 - PAX East 2022 and Event Safety

23:46 - Emily and Kaitlyn’s Ping-Pong Bar Client Event

38:41 - Oth...

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April 1, 2022 52 min

GDC returned as an in-person event this year for the first time since 2019. Kaitlyn Red Wing and Erich Schuler attended the show and sat down with Sam Mosher this week to discuss their time in San Francisco, Erich’s experiences as a conference associate, and what to know and expect for future industry events.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Getting to Know Erich (Final Fantasy XIV, Games PR Background, Woovit)

8:21 - Our Love for The L...

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Natalie Flores, the newly appointed assistant managing editor at Fanbyte, joins Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher to chat about cozy indie games, the magic of Fanbyte’s gaming team, and how games journalists work with PR professionals.

 

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0:00 - Intro

4:05 - What We’ve Been Playing (Elden Ring, Haven, Fortnite, Ooblets)

23:01 - Natalie’s Gaming Journalism and PR Background

32:34 - Review Codes and Embargoes

42:36 - What Mak...

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2022 is already a big year for open world games and glowing review scores, so Kaitlyn Red Wing, Sam Mosher, and Brad de Ramón sit down to discuss both. The group shares their impressions of Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus before turning their attention to the current state of game reviews, embargoes, and scores.

 

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0:45 - Intro

1:46 - What We’ve Been Playing

5:22 - Kaitlyn’s Elden Ring Impr...

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Lukas Eggen, host of LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast and social media manager at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, joins Sam Mosher and Quinn Wageman to discuss podcasting, LAN Parties’ impressive guest roster, and the upcoming Steam Deck.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Lukas and Quinn’s Favorite Games

6:31 - Behind the Scenes of LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast

23:39 - Our Steam Deck Hopes and Fears

 

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Freelance games journalist George Yang joins Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher to discuss what he’s learned from two years of freelancing for outlets like IGN, GameSpot, NPR, The Washington Post, The Verge, WIRED, and more.

 

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0:00 - Intro / George’s Gaming Journalism History

10:48 - How Is Games Media Changing?

20:15 - Pros and Cons of Freelancing

26:19 - How Can PR Pros Help Games Journalists?

34:20 - Using Twitter as a F...

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January 21, 2022 48 min

The state of E3 2022 is up in the air, so Sam Mosher and Kaitlyn Red Wing enlist the help of TriplePoint partner Eddiemae Jukes to discuss the past, present, and future of the annual gaming trade show. The group discusses how E3 arrived at its current position and how it can regain its importance in the future.

 

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0:00 - Intro / Eddiemae’s TriplePoint and Gaming History

11:40 - A Brief History of E3

19:16 - E3’s Current C...

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January 7, 2022 49 min

2022 is already looking like an amazing year for games. Sam Mosher, Kaitlyn Red Wing, and Brad de Ramón discuss this year’s upcoming releases and if there will ever be a slow period for new games. Then the group turns their attention to Twitter to discuss why it’s the gaming industry’s preferred social platform.

 

Timecodes:

0:00 - Intro

1:47 - What We Played Over the Holidays

10:53 - The Dated Games of 2022

15:38 - Does Gaming Hav...

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December 23, 2021 50 min

2021 is almost over, so it’s time to look back on this year in gaming with The Game Awards and look forward to 2022 with some predictions. Kaitlyn Red Wing and Sam Mosher are joined by fellow TriplePointer Brad de Ramón to discuss the awards, their favorite reveals, and how the show can improve next year. Then the group predicts 2022 industry trends and shares their most anticipated games of next year.

 

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1:10 - Introduct...

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December 3, 2021 37 min

‘Tis the season - the busiest season of all for PR professionals. Sara Green and Sam Mosher are joined by TriplePoint account director Andrew Karl to discuss how to plan, pitch, and proactively communicate for PR success during the holiday season.  And ‘tis the awards season as well! For this week’s TriplePoint of Interest, the group discusses their hopes and predictions for The Game Awards.

 

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0:23 - Introductions (Andre...

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November 19, 2021 61 min

Who’s ready for some gaming and PR fun? Kaitlyn Red Wing, Sara Green, and Sam Mosher kick off Real Time Strategy by discussing their gaming PR backgrounds, favorite games, and the recent trend of live-action video game adaptations.

 

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1:58 - Our Gaming PR Background

18:28 - What is TriplePoint?

24:29 - Our Favorite Games and What We’re Playing

39:35 - Live-Action Video Game Adaptations

 

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November 5, 2021 34 sec

Introducing Real Time Strategy, a biweekly podcast examining the gaming industry through the lens of public relations. Hosted by gaming PR pros at TriplePoint, Real Time Strategy breaks down how PR affects your everyday gaming.

Look for a new episode every other Friday in your podcast feed!

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