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GamerTag News has all the latest updates and developments in the gaming and entertainment world covered! Giving us an exclusive look at the workings behind the microphone, Michael Patrick spoke to us on what makes the show tick.

Do you mind introducing yourself?

My name is Michael Patrick and I am President and Founder of GamerTag News. Some might know me as the host of TIMEOUT! and of the game, gadget, and movie reviews.

Hello! Your show is called GamterTag News, though you do talk about lots of other topics other than video games. How would you describe your show?

I would describe GamerTag as an entertainment, news, and review podcast. We currently review video games, technology, and movies. We are hoping future projects will be in the works.

How did you start podcasting? Had you already been doing it before coming to Spreaker?

The podcast came to be when co-founder Cory and I had a conversation while playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation 3. We talked about Playstation Radio and started joking around, then one day we happened to find Spreaker. It started out as Playstation Radio, then branched out and did our own thing as GamerTag News.

Awesome! How do you prepare each show?

When it comes to our micro show TIMEOUT!, our team starts by surfing the internet, and contacting game developers to get the latest news in the industry.

Do you use Spreaker’s interactive features to chat with your fans?

We use the built in chat to chat live, although sometimes it’s hard because we are in the zone when the record button is on. We are in the process of creating a Skype account for GamerTag and currently answer a lot of question via e-mail at GamerTagNews@yahoo.com. Also, we have Twitter and Facebook accounts.

What video games, movies, or music are you looking forward to coming out?

Currently we are excited for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, and PlayStation All Stars Battle Royal. As far as music goes we are excited for new albums from artists such as, Pitbull, Greenday, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars. We are also currently supporting XFactor group Emblem3. As movie fans we are excited about Daniel Craig starring in another James Bond Film (Skyfall), the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Red Dawn, and 2013 films Gangster Squad and Man of Steel.

We’re keeping our eyes open for all of that, too! What do you do to reach listeners? Do you rely on social media, or do you use other channels of communication?

We do use social media like Twitter and Facebook, but we also like to advertise our show while playing in multiplayer modes, like Call of Duty.

Has this podcast helped you personally or professionally?

GamerTag has helped both personally, to help me grow as a person, and professionally realizing that starting a project from scratch takes a lot of motivation.

Anything else you’d like to share? 

I would like to say that we are really excited for the award show this year! For the first time we will be letting the audience vote! We encourage listeners to listen to our show for more information on the date. We also want to encourage everyone to check out our website at gamertagnews.weebly.com and to check out our YouTube Page at GamerTagNews.

Thanks again!

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