Instanews #31: 2012-05-31

1 hour 4 mins - Published Thu, May 31, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

Today is Thursday, May 31st, and another episode of Geek Positive hits the stands! Also, this is the 2000th published post on CSICON! GO TEAM CSICON!
Today, we try to skip the banter, as we’ve got a show full of stuff to cover. Naturally, this doesn’t go very well, and some banter does escape our lips. Today’s topics, however, were Breki’s opinion on Snow White and the Huntsman, the critical reception of Prometheus, a weird little show called Continuum, a Batman Tumbler for sale, a no to ACTA, a Skyrim expansion trailer, and the rumors that Facebook wants to buy RIM. That, and much much more on today’s episode of Geek Positive.

The musical feature of the episode was Being a Dickhead’s Cool – Music produced by Raf Riley. I really like this song … ironically. And I did so before you ever heard of it.

Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack and the show’s own Twitter; @Geek_Positive; we’ll be back in a couple of days! Also, remember to join the CSICON Network on Reddit! We’re at /r/CSICON.


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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