Instanews #26: 2012-05-14

51 mins - Published Mon, May 14, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

This is Geek Positive for Monday, May 14th!

This time around, Jack and Breki talk about how Southland isn’t Homeland, how Mandy Patinkin is in the latter of the two, how awesome the trailer for Revolution looks, how Diablo 3 is going to do versus Max Payne 3, how The Avengers has done at the box office, how much screen time the various Avengers got, how the new Tomb Raider game is delayed, how GAME Australia is circling the drain (clockwise, I assume) and how Rovio has announced a new game called Amazing Alex.

Domestic grosses adjusted for inflation, which our two gentlemen talked about extensively, can be found over at Box Office Mojo, as well as the list of all time records from various times of the year.

Today’s musical feature is the Pokémon Rap.

Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack and the show’s own Twitter; @Geek_Positive; we’ll be back in a couple of days!


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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