Talk:Wikinews interviews Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming

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Original reporting notes[edit]

They have agreed to sending videos that are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Emails, Phone call transcripts, other written evidence[edit]

Interview was requested by Anonymous IP 128.199.137.61, on Wikinews:Request an interview, it was accepted by and carried out by User:Gownirony. Questions were gathered at Wikinews:Questions for interview with Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming.

E-mails sent to scoop.

Interview details[edit]

My voice is too decrepit to preform the interview over Skype or anything like that. I will be forwarding this, and the responses below, to scoop@wikinewsie.org, They requested it, maybe if they are interested in carrying out a Skype interview they can do that; but I think me putting the video together will be more than adequate. Plus a short slideshow in the video, related to the answers, will be interesting.

Statements and various notes directly pertinent to this interview, can be sourced in the following locations:

  • Mario Lucero and Isabel Ruiz, the founders of Heaven Sent Gaming, a small entertainment team from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
  • They have been responsible for several publications, spanning across multiple media formats
  • one successful example was aywv, a YouTube channel which was "#1 in Gaming Worldwide 2009-09-28 -until- 2009-11-17", and was "networked with / claimed by" Square Enix
Removed the Square-Enix information, but for those still interested, here's the source.
  • Heaven Sent Gaming was also the subject of a referential book, released in 2014, entitled Internet Legends - Heaven Sent Gaming.
  • They both sent notes stating that the original story that Thad's World Destruction: Before Destruction (TWD) centers around was written by Kevin Garner, Mario J. Lucero, and Byron Alvarez in high school.
  • Their notes state, "You don't want to be caught off guard, web start-ups should follow business know-how. Including diversifying your portfolio, in other words, don't put all of your eggs in one basket. That includes not relying on a single form of income, there are several web advertisement networks, Google AdSense is a large one, but there are plenty of others out there; AdBrite, Project Wonderful (comics), Speechbubble Media (comics), Intergi (gaming), etc. Even on a site like YouTube there are alternatives to AdSense, even major performers on YouTube make use of them, especially since ad views are dropping due to services like AdBlock; those alternatives include getting sponsors, requesting donations, or running a campaign on something like Patreon." There is also a correction in the notes stating that it was not a congressional panel, it was a Senate committee that Seth Rogen spoke at, and the opening statements by Seth Rogen can be found at C-SPAN.

On-the-spot notes[edit]

In order to focus on their opinions and backgrounds in business and the arts, they were informed to answer the questions under the premise that people know who they are; this also ensures that they skip formalities, to get more informative and relaxed answers, and that the interview isn't about them pitching themselves or their products. Gownirony (talk) 20:06, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Details from broadcast report[edit]

Took a while longer to receive the video and audio files, that's my fault. I requested a multi-camera set-up, and seperate audio files. They graciously accommodated on both notes, and recorded on September 27th, 2014. I have received the audio files, and shall begin the transcription process ASAP. Their videographer was kind enough to edit the footage for Wikinews, once he has completed editing and sends me the files for conversion, I will submit the interview for review. Gownirony (talk) 19:29, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Finished transcription, will upload the rest of the audio soon. Gownirony (talk) 02:48, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Information shared privately for off-wiki confirmation[edit]

Confirmation of email receipt by accredited reporter[edit]

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External links[edit]

There are some external links here and there in the body of the article (we only allow wikilinks in the body). --Pi zero (talk) 14:40, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Hmmmmmm[edit]

>>>>In order to focus on their opinions and backgrounds in business and the arts, they were informed to answer the questions under the premise that people know who they are; this also ensures that they skip formalities, to get more informative and relaxed answers, and that the interview isn't about them pitching themselves or their products. This interview covers what its like to be a new media start-up, personal questions for the founders, Christian media, and information for fans and the general public to understand their artistic and publishing history more.<<<<<
That has an odd feel to it....not sure what is/isn't appropriate in there....might deserve a re-think.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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