Instanews #36: 2012-06-21

1 hour - Published Thu, Jun 21, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

Thursday! Geek Positive! Breki and Jack! All things are right with the world.

In today’s episode, we sit down and chat about a remake of 1984, the Pebble, EA cleared on charges, Warren Spector thinks games are too violent, a Mortal Kombat reboot is coming, the Street Fighter: The Later Years movie series, Microsoft has a tablet coming soon, Pixar’s Brave is getting mixed reviews, and much, much, more.

Today’s musical feature: The IT Crowd Cover by Superpowerless and more!

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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