Instanews #2: 2012-02-11

28 mins - Published Sun, Feb 12, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

We wouldn’t let a couple of connection issues get in our way, so here’s another great episode of Geek Positive!

This week, we talk about how RIAA and MPAA are still angry about what happened to SOPA and PIPA. Essentially, they’re upset that democratic process actually worked and that the politicians they tried to buy were swayed by their actual voters turning out in droves. We also talk about how Notch tweeted about funding a second Psychonauts game and how well Tim Schafer‘s Kickstarter funding has gone.

Also, how do The Avengers smell, what’s good TV right now, and what’s other news can we follow up on next?

Enjoy the show and remember to get back to us if there’s anything you want us to talk about or if you have any comments!


Instanews was another one of Breki's attempts to create a tech news podcast in the long chain of iterative podcasts that includes Geek Positive, CSICON Radio, The Brainstorm and Geekdays. It ran for 129 episodes, initially co-hosted by Jack Marshall and, in the final run of episodes, by Teppo Tastic.

Both Petter Mårtensson and Arkenor Oakshadow featured as regular guests for a segment known as The Deathmatch of Death and More Death, a ladder-style competition that pit heroes and villains from popular culture against each other. Petter and Arkenor would argue the case for their randomly picked hero of the week, and listeners would vote via the website.

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