José Barbosa

José Barbosa oversees all The Spinoff's video and audio content. He's previously worked as news director at 95bFM and as reporter for TVNZ7's Media7. Email him on jose@thespinoff.co.nz

Gaming
Nov 17, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins: time for Ubisoft to chuck it all in?

The latest Assassin's Creed game reviewed, and a thinkin' on the future.

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Television
Aug 25, 2016

Buzzy: A guide to the mind-melting Easter eggs in Mr Robot

Hold onto your hoodies as José Barbosa hacks into the hidden gems of hacker drama Mr Robot.

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Gaming
Aug 16, 2016

The 8 hour No Man's Sky live-stream supercut into 7 minutes

On the launch day of Hello Game's massively anticipated No Man's Sky Don Rowe and José Barbosa played the thing for 8 hours straight. They invited special guests and streamed it …

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Gaming
Aug 11, 2016

No Man’s Sky: The unbearable lightness of trying to review this trippy game

Some very quick reckons about that game everyone is yelling about

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Television
Jul 28, 2016

Mr Robot IRL: Is New Zealand the weak link in the global info-wars?

Jose Barbosa talks to Adam Boileau of Insomnia Security about hacking thriller Mr Robot, and New Zealand's place in the info-war web.

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Podcasts
Jul 25, 2016

A guide to podcasts on The Spinoff

A guide to The Spinoff's numerous podcasts: what they are and how to get them. Get them GOOD

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Television
Jun 16, 2016

Honestly Seven Sharp, this is just fucking weird

Once you notice this one weird thing, Seven Sharp will never be the same again

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Television
Jun 14, 2016

The creator of Why Am I? on taking smart science to the idiot box – and succeeding

José Barbosa talks to Mark McNeill, the person behind TVNZ's Why Am I? documentary series following The Dunedin Study, about how you make interesting TV about hard science.

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Television
May 26, 2016

God isn’t dead – Preacher answers one fanboy’s prayers

Fanboy José Barbosa had lost all hope ... and then they put Preacher on TV

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Television
May 4, 2016

The Fantasy Suite – A Bachelor NZ podcast, Week Ten: Ooh, Aragorn

There’s a new Bachelor, a new mansion, and the same old dorks talking about it. The Fantasy Suite is The Spinoff’s weekly podcast about The Bachelor NZ, hosted by Jane …

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Gaming
May 2, 2016
Gaming
Apr 25, 2016

Quantum Break – time travel metaphysics made personal

The big ass game Quantum Break is an exploration of the personal politics of time travel. And guns.

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Television
Apr 21, 2016

Video: the last Animorphs mystery solved by star Shawn Ashmore

In town to promote the new Xbox game Quantum Break, Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore also lifted the lid on his early acting career on Animorphs. José Barbosa gets the scoop on …

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Gaming
Apr 15, 2016

A video game acting masterclass with Quantum Break’s Shawn Ashmore

An exclusive acting for video games tutorial from Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) himself

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Television
Apr 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday: In praise of Praise Be – 30 years of divine crane shots

Churchy singing show Praise Be turns 30 and José Barbosa celebrates its pioneering crane shots and more

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Television
Apr 5, 2016

Auckland’s apocalypse as foreseen by young adult series The Cul De Sac

All the olds have disappeared and electricity is goneburgers: José Barbosa reviews TVNZ's latest sci-fi young adult series

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Gaming
Apr 1, 2016

Video: Backseat Driver – Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Witness two men pushing each other to the outer limits of human suffering

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Gaming
Mar 23, 2016

Video: Backseat Driver featuring Anika Moa

Anika Moa and José Barbosa try desperately to complete one level of a video game

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Gaming
Mar 14, 2016

Video: Backseat Driver featuring Wallace Chapman

A gamer gets his instructions from a non-gamer. What follows is a journey into futility.

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Gaming
Mar 9, 2016

Video – Time shenanigans: a Quantum Break demo

The Spinoff demos Quantum Break, a new timey wimey video game

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Television
Mar 9, 2016

TV Mum: Episode 6 – Flesh and Bone

The final episode of TV Mum season 1 sees mother and son discuss hardcore ballet drama, Flesh and Bone.

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Gaming
Mar 1, 2016

Five reasons 10,000 BC is the next hot holiday destination – a Far Cry Primal couch travel guide

There's no better time to book a holiday to 10,000 BC. We explain why you should get in now before the tourist hordes arrive.

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Gaming
Feb 25, 2016

Mobile Game Review – Color Switch (contains swears)

José Barbosa reviews the fast paced mobile game Color Switch. Warning: contains swears.

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Television
Feb 24, 2016

Podcast: TV Mum, Episode 4 – Dianne enthuses over Defiance and Grant Bowler’s stubble

Welcome to TV Mum, a weekly podcast starring Brendon Green and his Mum, Dianne. Every week Brendon will try and get Dianne to remember the details of a TV show …

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Gaming
Feb 19, 2016

The Auckland bus strike explained via the latest bus simulator

The bus drivers are striking in Auckland. But what does it mean to sit behind the wheel and drive Auckland to work? José Barbosa investigates

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Media
Feb 19, 2016

“I’m a jobs creator” – Tim Batt on creating a podcast empire

The comedian Tim Batt talks to José Barbosa about his nascent podcast network, the Little Empire Podcast Network

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Television
Feb 19, 2016

Parliament TV – NZ’s most unhinged television

José Barbosa watches Parliament TV and comes away with his mind roughed up and bleeding.

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