Claims of the Normal #37: 2011-07-07

48 mins - Published Thu, Jul 7, 2011 by Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Unfortunately, Arkenor couldn’t make it to this episode, so it was just Petter and me, going off on tangent after tangent as we tried to do our best.

Biggest news of the day were, of course, the latest things from Facebook. Video chat, group chat and a slightly new design. We managed to talk about how this would affect our enjoyment of … no, wait, we didn’t. We talked about my broken tooth, Google+ and a bunch of other things. Please visit Techcrunch if you want real coverage of the awesome Facebook event.

Recommendations this week included Dune – the epic book series by Frank Herbert – Eden Eternal and the @DolbyLama. Petter then went on to give the latest and greatest updates on the entire EVE thing that’s probably getting a little old by now. He also pointed out an article he’s written on Gamereactor that covers it better than any podcast could.


Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website csicon.org (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson.