This week, Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, Lawrence Sonntag, James Willems, Sean Poole, Matt Peak,e and Joel Rubin, the hosts of Machinima’s video podcast, “Inside Gaming,” have announced they are departing the show.
“Inside Gaming” originally kicked off as an insiders’ news show when “Halo 3” was in its prime, then called “Inside Halo.” The original host Adam Kovic built the format, which is owned by Machinima. The departure was formally announced in the below video (though for you industry insiders, not much context is given but they do rap about the various rounds of layoffs Machinima has seen in recent years).
A spokesperson for Machinima tells VideoInk that Machinima is committed to the brand, which now also includes a news site, daily news show, gaming commentary, and strong YouTube presence. According to that spokesperson, Machinima will look to keep the brand alive. “Inside Gaming”’s channel on YouTube has nearly 700,000 subscribers and over 130 million video views.