|Laser Time Podcast|
|Length||Approx. 90 min.|
|Debut||September 26, 2011|
The podcast is hosted by former GamesRadar editor Chris Antista with regular guests including PC Gamer editor Tyler Wilde, Capcom online community manager Brett Elston, current GamesRadar employee Henry Gilbert and other current and former video game critics and journalists. Many of said critics and journalists have also been featured on TalkRadar. The podcast is a non-scripted comedy-based discussion about video games, film, TV, comics, music, pop culture and nostalgia, featuring sound clip examples with each episode typically based around a central theme ranging from certain genres or specifics examples of programming or from the medium. In addition to the regular hosts, other guests include those from other publications, such as those from other Future Publishing names, including PlayStation: The Official Magazine (now out of print) and independent video game developers. The main website features news stories, new media release articles and comedy pieces along with an online community forum.
While the site and the original podcast share the main title, the website is host multiple companion podcasts hosted by other regular guests of the titular podcast, referring to the selection as part of the "Laser Time Network".
The first of these is known as Cape Crisis, hosted by Henry Gilbert on a weekly basis. This show predominantly, if not exclusively features news and discussion about comic books and other forms of sequential art.
Laser Time was also in connection with VGMpire hosted by Brett Elston that features and discusses video game music. Originally the show was separate from the website, only featured on itunes but has since become regularly featured with the other podcasts.
Following from Laser Time episode "Wrestlin' Buddies", an episode about professional wrestling, Dave Rudden began another separate podcast known as Cheap Popcast in November, 2012 that discusses the topic in greater detail, particularity current news in World Wrestling Entertainment. The original Laser Time episode was later re-posted and became the "official" second episode of Cheap Popcast. Unlike the other podcasts, the show is released on a monthly basis near the same time as an upcoming pay-per-view wrestling event that same month. The show gets its name from a term coined by the professional wrestling community: "Cheap Pop" which refers to a performer generating positive crowd reaction by complimenting the town or local sports team and ect. All podcasts are featured on iTunes and zune for free.
Beginning in February 2013, current MacLife editor Mikel Reparaz, formerly of GamesRadar and TalkRadar, along with Anne Lewis, hosted "Vidjagame Apocalypse", a throwback to TalkRadar that features news and discussions exclusively about video games, also hosted through itunes.
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- VGMpire homepage
- Cheap Popcast at Laser Time
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- Laser Time on Zune
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