Instanews #6: 2012-02-25

34 mins - Published Sat, Feb 25, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

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This week, Jack and I talk about the recent kerfuffles surrounding the Day One DLC for Mass Effect 3, giving our thoughts on why people may feel they’re entitled to getting these things for free and so on. While we might not agree on everything, I think we saw more or less eye to eye on this. We also talk about the upcoming Star Trek 2, which we’ve recently seen some set pictures from.

Our musical feature of the week is Dan Bull with the song Assassin’s Creed Rap, a fantastic little song that I enjoy quite a lot. We also cover a number of other minor news in brief.

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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