The XONEBROS have established a rich community of positive gamers for the past few years that grows steadily. The following is a vision for how mainstream the “Bros” can get from a member of the creative team. Keep in mind, this is a biased opinion...you’ve been warned.
The current rate of product content being pushed out to the masses is already a daily rate in the realm of daily streams and daily banter on the Discord app. If given the opportunity to take their brand to a full time job status (projected at only a $1 per month Patreon donation from all listeners,followers,subscribers on all media platforms) then they could do multiple gamings streams per day. An early morning stream with David, an afternoon stream with Jordan and a middle of the night stream with Mark who reportedly is up at that time anyway. Plus daily soundbites via smaller podcast installments to be on the frontlines of the breaking Xbox One news.
While the current 90 minute weekly podcast is great for the listeners I think we all often find ourselves thinking “isn’t there more XONEBROS to listen to”. If this was their full time job/life then multiple full length podcasts could be done in a week. To make them continuously entertaining they could incorporate a feature podcast each week in which they talk to a member of the community about a recent gaming session they had with the Bros. This of course would be more fun to listen to if the featured guest was really good at Madden and had just previously destroyed David, since we all know that he’s not competitive at all when it comes to gaming.
The subliminal goal often heard through not so subliminal messaging on the podcast is that the XONEBROS would like to be a competitor with major gaming news outlets. To do so they will need to have paid staff to help keep up with a variety of duties, most importantly producing content. Blog style articles seem to go along way with these other mainstream businesses and the Bros already have a pretty stellar creative team, already working for the good of the order. Having full time paid staff who are equally as dedicated about leaving their day jobs behind for gaming industry jobs would be fantastic for this community as it grows to take over the gaming news world.
The much awaited conference all about the XONEBROS could finally come to reality. The dream, as it has been discussed with some of the members of the community, is to have the conference be geared toward the inner gamer in all of us. This means less “mainstage media briefings” and more hands-on playing of upcoming games. Of course Microsoft would need to have a stage to present their plethora of 4K exclusives coming to the One X. This conference would be different in another way as I see it from the E3 conferences and the like. At “BrosCon” there would be a continued emphasis on community and what says community more than the largest LAN party that has ever been witnessed. Attendees of the conference would be encouraged to bring their consoles to join in old school style multiplayer gaming in which we all sit around in the same room and play together, albeit likely over the internet, but that’s not the point. Playing around others who are in your presence is something that I know the Bros appreciate as they often hold “CouchCasts” and reminisce about the days of playing 4 player split screen Golden Eye on Nintendo 64. At “BrosCon” you get to take a journey back in time and experience gaming like it was in the good ‘ol days. Where you can sneak up on your friend in Halo and give him a nice stealth melee takedown, then physically turn to him and view his agony with your very own eyes while saying some degrading remark. Oh, the good ‘ol days of watching your friends squirm with defeat...unless you’re on the receiving end.
I love gaming! I love being a Dad to two young children! I love being a husband! What's great about my life is I've got kids who are interested in gaming and a wife who understands my need to game. I grew up in the 80's playing Nintendo classics and dabbled a bit with PlayStation before seeing "the light" that is Xbox. I love everything about it and am looking forward to sharing my experiences through the lens of a gamer, dad/husband and as a gamer with a Master's Degree in Psychology. Let the analyzing begin!