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Podcasts Rebel FM, Geekbox, Mobcast to join forces, conquer earth May 29, 2009

Posted by Chris McKenna in Gaming Press, News.
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No, not that kind.

No, not that kind.

Hammersuit, a videogame industry consulting firm, has brought together podcasting giants Rebel Fm, The Geekbox, and Bitmob’s Mobcast in what the company calls “an extensive partnership.”

These shows, all hosted by former 1Up and EGM employees Anthony Gallegos and Arthur Gies, Ryan Scott, and Dan Hsu (respectively), regularly rank among the top 25 videogame-related podcasts in the iTunes podcast directory.

Together, with fellow Hammersuit-affiliated podcasts from Destructoid and GoNintendo, the shows are downloaded over 100,000 times a week, according to Hammersuit.

They look to offer the three popular shows more ad opportunities, possibilities for sponsorships and “business development services.”

On their web site, Hammersuit says that these services brings together “unique, highly trafficked sites that help set the trends that move the gaming industry forward.”

In a press release, Dan Hsu, co-founder of Bitmob, said that Hammersuit’s “expertise in the industry will allow us to better focus on our podcast — they can take care of the business and money stuff, and we can worry about making Mobcast as good as it can be.”

With all three podcasts being among my personal favorites, I can only hope that this new partnership will provide fans with better final products. That, and that they only use their combined powers for good, not evil.