Instanews #5: 2012-02-22

42 mins - Published Wed, Feb 22, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

Jack and I meet up and, for the first time, stream the entire show to a live audience. Expect more of this in our next episodes!

We spoke about what it means to now have a live show, the hate mail Jack got from his recent Game of Thrones series review, how the Playstation Vita launch has been received, how several gaming stores are underperforming, and how surprising it was to see Ami Ledger, developer of WipEout 2048, appearing in a skin-tight WipEout Pilot suit. We then philosophized about the various things that may or may not be going on in the future when it comes to handheld games.

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Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack; 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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