Scott Bourne and Podango Launch 'The Game Council' Podcast for Gamers

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New media pioneer Scott Bourne and Podango Productions today announced the launch of "The Game Council," a new 30-minute podcast for gamers featuring the latest video game news and reviews. Hosted by game chick Maria Bernal-Silva and game guy Gregory Martin, the 30-minute show will air tri-monthly, on the 1st, 10th and 20th of every month, on the Podango Network (http://podango.com).

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We see Game Council hosts Maria and Gregory as the Ebert and Roper of video games

New media pioneer Scott Bourne and Podango Productions today announced the launch of "The Game Council," a new 30-minute podcast for gamers featuring the latest video game news and reviews.

Hosted by game chick Maria Bernal-Silva and game guy Gregory Martin, the 30-minute show will air tri-monthly, on the 1st, 10th and 20th of every month, on the Podango Network (http://podango.com).

"We see Game Council hosts Maria and Gregory as the Ebert and Roper of video games," said Executive Producer Scott Bourne. "There's a huge gamer market out there and Maria and Gregory are pumped to party with them thrice monthly."

Because Maria's and Greg's tastes in games are completely different, the show will be funny and provocative. Maria favors console-based, intellectually challenging games like puzzles, treasure hunts, narrative spy games and brain benders. Greg enjoys playing adrenaline-based action games with exploding faces, decapitation and creatures of the night that sneak up on you in the middle of game play.

Their opposing views will ultimately benefit audiences looking for expert advice. Each product review will conclude with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down score, except in this case it will be game controller up or game controller down.

The Game Council will also feature special guests and industry insider interviews, skits in which Maria and Greg each design their own video game characters and live gaming competitions among hosts and guests.

The Game Council premieres on the Podango Network (http://podango.com). Episodes can be found at: http://www.podango.com/podcast/2009/The_Game_Council.

For more information visit: http://thegamecouncil.com/.

About Maria Bernal-Silva
A native of San Francisco, Maria is a co-host of Girls Gone Geek (http://girlsgonegeek.tv). She is a recent graduate of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University. As an independent filmmaker, Maria keeps busy crewing on different film projects as well as working on her own (writing, directing, producing and editing) in hopes of finding a career path in this creative field. Her favorite movie genre is Science Fiction and her favorite television/film writers/directors include Joss Wedon and JJ Abrams. The Game Council is her newest venture into the podcasting world. Maria's hobbies include: running, singing, dancing, drawing, video games, comic books and acting.

About Gregory Martin
Born and raised in Southern California, Greg Martin has made his home in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past seven years. In his previous life he worked extensively as a fashion photographer, and then moved on to many aspects of digital media production, working as art director and production artist for clients such as 20th Century Fox, Gameworks and Sony. He is currently on staff with Podango Productions. Greg is an avid video and computer gamer, starting in the 1970s on classic platforms such as the Atari 2600 and Mattel's Intellivison, and subsequently graduating to current consoles such as the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii. Despite an intervention by friends and family regarding his World of Warcraft addiction (which resulted in a 6-month absence from the game), he has since rejoined The Burning Crusade, and is determined to level all his mains to 70. Along the way he keeps his hands on all the lesser gaming possibilities, occasionally vanquishing friends and foes as the mood strikes him.

About Podango
Podango is the online video and audio network that enables publishers and advertisers to "get heard" by today's hard-to-reach, niche audiences. Featuring such hit shows as The Apple Phone Show, Girls Gone Geek and the MommyCast and Friends Network. Podango hosts over 1,400 programs -- including a number routinely found among the top twenty-five podcast shows on iTunes -- on a wide variety of interests and topics. Through the company's hosting and syndication services, corporate, professional and independent publishers deliver episodic video and audio programs, and targeted ads to highly qualified audiences. Podango also owns and operates its own a state-of-the-art production studio in the Bay Area. For more information please visit: http://www.podango.com.

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