60 pippa.io Octal FM https://octal.fm/ en © 2017 Octal FM jalada, sefran Octal FM Discussions from Jalada and Sefran Listen to Brits Jalada and Sefran discuss gaming, technology and more in short, easily digestible episodes. Listen to Brits Jalada and Sefran discuss gaming, technology and more in short, easily digestible episodes. yes Octal FM info+5a2b040cd97c54ea788d0f6d@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a2b040cd97c54ea788d0f6d/show-cover.png https://octal.fm/ Octal FM https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/octalfm Sound-byte 013: Final Fantasy 8 on PC Sound-byte 013: Final Fantasy 8 on PC Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:30:53 GMT 10:42 5bc146aed11b0b6f30ec145a no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-013-final-fantasy-8-on-pc/ full 052: Stay awhile and listen 052: Stay awhile and listen Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:30:12 GMT 42:29 5bb8d55bfcdecaab35986bc0 no https://octal.fm/podcast/052-stay-awhile-and-listen/ full 52 In this episode we each discuss some of our favourite video game stories.



Intro/Outro music: CJACKS - Runaway fashion

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In this episode we each discuss some of our favourite video game stories.



Intro/Outro music: CJACKS - Runaway fashion

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Sound-byte 012: Code First: Girls recap Sound-byte 012: Code First: Girls recap Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:15:20 GMT 10:10 5baf79e0549c68a36ab1259f no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-012-code-first-girls-recap/ full 051: Code First: Girls with Amali de Alwis and Lizzie Cullen Davison 051: Code First: Girls with Amali de Alwis and Lizzie Cullen Davison Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:30:48 GMT 42:48 5ba78a922ee387243268b9bc no https://octal.fm/podcast/051-code-first-girls-with-amali-de-alwis-and-lizzie-cullen-davison/ full 51 In this special episode of Octal FM we're joined by two guests to talk about alternative approaches to getting into the technology industry and software development. Specifically, we discuss what the organisation Code First: Girls is doing to increase the number of women in tech.

  • Code First: Girls is a not for profit social enterprise. Since 2013 they've delivered £4.2 million worth of free education to young women across the UK. Their purpose is to increase the number of women in tech.
  • Amali de Alwis is CEO of Code First: Girls. You can find her on Twitter at @amali_d.
  • Lizzie Cullen Davison is a full-stack developer at Pixie Labs and a volunteer Code First: Girls instructor. You can find her on Twitter at @emc_dav.

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In this special episode of Octal FM we're joined by two guests to talk about alternative approaches to getting into the technology industry and software development. Specifically, we discuss what the organisation Code First: Girls is doing to increase the number of women in tech.

  • Code First: Girls is a not for profit social enterprise. Since 2013 they've delivered £4.2 million worth of free education to young women across the UK. Their purpose is to increase the number of women in tech.
  • Amali de Alwis is CEO of Code First: Girls. You can find her on Twitter at @amali_d.
  • Lizzie Cullen Davison is a full-stack developer at Pixie Labs and a volunteer Code First: Girls instructor. You can find her on Twitter at @emc_dav.

FYI Jalada also works at Pixie Labs.

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<![CDATA[Sound-byte 011: Dungeons & Dragons]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:29:18 GMT 9:09 5ba1520f95bb49210e36380e no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-011-dungeons-dragons/ full 050: Great Teacher Sefran 050: Great Teacher Sefran Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:54:50 GMT 45:29 5b98016bdc3e69ef0dca07d9 no https://octal.fm/podcast/050-great-teacher-sefran/ Getting in to anime. full 50 In this episode we discuss how to get started watching anime.


A lot of shows covered in this episode, as well as a few we didn't get time to mention:


  • Use your nostalgia
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • One Piece
  • The classics
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Death Note
  • Lupin III
  • Dragon Ball
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Sefran recommends
  • Trigun
  • Outlaw Star
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Full Metal Panic
  • Go to the movies
  • Studio Ghibli films
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • Wolf Children
  • Summer Wars
  • Your Name
  • Where to watch?
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Netflix
  • Amazon
  • Sef's 'favourites'
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • My Hero Academia
  • Fate/Zero
  • Honey and Clover
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we discuss how to get started watching anime.


A lot of shows covered in this episode, as well as a few we didn't get time to mention:


  • Use your nostalgia
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • One Piece
  • The classics
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Death Note
  • Lupin III
  • Dragon Ball
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Sefran recommends
  • Trigun
  • Outlaw Star
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Full Metal Panic
  • Go to the movies
  • Studio Ghibli films
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • Wolf Children
  • Summer Wars
  • Your Name
  • Where to watch?
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Netflix
  • Amazon
  • Sef's 'favourites'
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • My Hero Academia
  • Fate/Zero
  • Honey and Clover
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Sound-byte 010: Ōkami on Switch, Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo Sound-byte 010: Ōkami on Switch, Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:30:31 GMT 11:05 5b8d6fdff1a1282e50ed7b20 no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-010-okami-on-switch-valkyria-chronicles-4-demo/ full 049: Patronise me 049: Patronise me Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:50:16 GMT 38:30 5b841f10d00e0aa605645578 no https://octal.fm/podcast/049-patronise-me/ full 49 In this episode we discuss how (typically niche) video content creators are adapting to the thirst for consuming their (high quality) content, but have traditionally found it harder to earn money to do it. How is this affecting the consumer, the creator, and the platform?

Further reading:

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In this episode we discuss how (typically niche) video content creators are adapting to the thirst for consuming their (high quality) content, but have traditionally found it harder to earn money to do it. How is this affecting the consumer, the creator, and the platform?

Further reading:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Sound-byte 009: Nintendo repairs, World of Warcraft Sound-byte 009: Nintendo repairs, World of Warcraft Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:28:58 GMT 11:39 5b7c4bdae54a836849e2691f no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-009-nintendo-repairs-world-of-warcraft/ full 048: Game Club - Slay the Spire 048: Game Club - Slay the Spire Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:19:08 GMT 47:07 5b704d195c117887763ce5d0 no https://octal.fm/podcast/048-game-club-slay-the-spire/ full 48 In this episode we kick off a new mini-series where we pick a game that neither of us have played before, play it separately, and then come together with our own fresh thoughts to discuss it on Octal FM.


This time, it's Slay the Spire by Mega Crit, an early access PC game that blends rogue-like elements with deck building gameplay.

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In this episode we kick off a new mini-series where we pick a game that neither of us have played before, play it separately, and then come together with our own fresh thoughts to discuss it on Octal FM.


This time, it's Slay the Spire by Mega Crit, an early access PC game that blends rogue-like elements with deck building gameplay.

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Sound-byte 008: Golf Story Sound-byte 008: Golf Story Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:23:38 GMT 9:15 5b6724feb9ef82d563aee69b no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-008-golf-story/ full 047: Get lost 047: Get lost Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:13:23 GMT 38:27 5b5ddc24b1b839f151f3f977 no https://octal.fm/podcast/047-get-lost/ Video game worlds full 47 In this episode we discuss some of our favourite video game worlds to get lost in. We reminisce about some worlds we've not visited for a while, and we discuss what it means for a game world to be 'immersive'.


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we discuss some of our favourite video game worlds to get lost in. We reminisce about some worlds we've not visited for a while, and we discuss what it means for a game world to be 'immersive'.


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Sound-byte 007: Goodwood, Splatoon Sound-byte 007: Goodwood, Splatoon Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:10:55 GMT 13:10 5b546f040079d0cf79d1a285 no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-007-goodwood-splatoon/ full 046: Hello, computer 046: Hello, computer Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:08:03 GMT 52:39 5b4b99ed4191a2ae47da42cb no https://octal.fm/podcast/046-hello-computer/ Building a gaming PC full 46 This episode takes more of a 'resource' form, as we share some tips & tricks for getting started building a PC for gaming. We cut through some of the aspects that we think are unimportant, and share some shortcuts for saving time and money.

There's a lot of resources out there on the Internet, but we like:

  • Scan - for buying components (and pre-builds) in the UK
  • Toms Hardware - for reviews
  • bit-tech.net - for reviews, especially peripherals and modifications
  • Hexus - for their partnership with Scan (easy to find reviews)
  • Anandtech - for their deep-dives into new product ranges
  • The Wirecutter - for their 'just buy this one' approach to components and peripherals. Look under 'Electronics'.


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This episode takes more of a 'resource' form, as we share some tips & tricks for getting started building a PC for gaming. We cut through some of the aspects that we think are unimportant, and share some shortcuts for saving time and money.

There's a lot of resources out there on the Internet, but we like:

  • Scan - for buying components (and pre-builds) in the UK
  • Toms Hardware - for reviews
  • bit-tech.net - for reviews, especially peripherals and modifications
  • Hexus - for their partnership with Scan (easy to find reviews)
  • Anandtech - for their deep-dives into new product ranges
  • The Wirecutter - for their 'just buy this one' approach to components and peripherals. Look under 'Electronics'.


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Sound-byte 006: Stardew Valley multiplayer Sound-byte 006: Stardew Valley multiplayer Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:07:03 GMT 11:52 5b4272b3ef00702464440f04 no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-006-stardew-valley-multiplayer/ full 045: Generally available AI 045: Generally available AI Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:30:45 GMT 38:02 5b38b341d3ddf7a94190996e no https://octal.fm/podcast/045-generally-available-ai/ full 45 In this episode of Octal FM we dive in to the state of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We'll explain what it is, what it isn't, and why it seems to be such a big thing right now.

There's lots of reading material out there if you want to learn more.

Some intro articles

Opinion pieces

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In this episode of Octal FM we dive in to the state of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We'll explain what it is, what it isn't, and why it seems to be such a big thing right now.

There's lots of reading material out there if you want to learn more.

Some intro articles

Opinion pieces

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Sound-byte 005: E3 2018 round-up Sound-byte 005: E3 2018 round-up Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:11:55 GMT 12:23 5b31383bdda624020c8826cc no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-005-e3-round-up/ full 044: Inclusive design with Elizabeth Chesters 044: Inclusive design with Elizabeth Chesters Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:05:27 GMT 35:21 5b265a535bfd5dda402d5013 yes https://octal.fm/podcast/044-inclusive-design-with-elizabeth-chesters/ El joins us again to talk design full 44 In this episode we're joined again by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience, accesibility, and inclusive design extraordinaire. We continue our discussion from episode 31, and talk more about what it means to design a product or service in an 'inclusive' manner, e.g. designing for people with impairments, either permanent or situational.

Further reading suggestions from El:

Follow El:


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In this episode we're joined again by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience, accesibility, and inclusive design extraordinaire. We continue our discussion from episode 31, and talk more about what it means to design a product or service in an 'inclusive' manner, e.g. designing for people with impairments, either permanent or situational.

Further reading suggestions from El:

Follow El:


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Sound-byte 004: Spring LAN games Sound-byte 004: Spring LAN games Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:00:21 GMT 11:45 5b1d1166cf1ded3845f4d48b no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-004-spring-lan-games/ full What games were we playing at our LAN last weekend? What games were we playing at our LAN last weekend? 043: Nintendo vs. The Internet 043: Nintendo vs. The Internet Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:00:46 GMT 37:18 5b159b493f24ad5a1ceedb93 no https://octal.fm/podcast/043-nintendo-vs-the-internet/ full 43 Sound-byte 003: Avengers: Infinity War Sound-byte 003: Avengers: Infinity War Tue, 29 May 2018 16:00:33 GMT 11:15 5b0c65ed5d2f788725c01f2d no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-003-avengers-infinity-war/ full 042: A Mostly Harmless Episode 042: A Mostly Harmless Episode Tue, 22 May 2018 16:00:20 GMT 39:28 5b03126e75f0e6551e9f22b5 no https://octal.fm/podcast/042-a-mostly-harmless-episode/ The history of Elite full 42 In this episode we tell the story of the Elite game series and our story of playing the original together back at school, and some bits about the space-sim genre as a whole.


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In this episode we tell the story of the Elite game series and our story of playing the original together back at school, and some bits about the space-sim genre as a whole.


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Sound-byte 002: Pacific Rim Uprising, Ready Player One Sound-byte 002: Pacific Rim Uprising, Ready Player One Tue, 15 May 2018 16:00:04 GMT 12:03 5af9e4dc0780b75b39a2b04c no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-002-pacific-rim-uprising-ready-player-one full 041: Once more, Into the Breach 041: Once more, Into the Breach Tue, 08 May 2018 16:00:15 GMT 36:16 5af0708900c1eb33678b49f2 no https://octal.fm/podcast/041-once-more-into-the-breach/ We discuss Into the Breach full 41 Back again with another indie review, we discuss one of Sefran's most anticipated games of 2018; Into the Breach.

Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion.

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Back again with another indie review, we discuss one of Sefran's most anticipated games of 2018; Into the Breach.

Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion.

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Sound-byte 001: Pyre, Code Geass Sound-byte 001: Pyre, Code Geass Tue, 01 May 2018 16:00:00 GMT 9:59 5ade319f10f6048726e21001 no https://octal.fm/podcast/sound-byte-001-pyre-code-geass/ full 040: Putting our corporate hats on 040: Putting our corporate hats on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT 32:34 5addd29b42c6787759cf4c41 no https://octal.fm/podcast/040-putting-our-corporate-hats-on/ Setting literal podcast goals full 40 In this episode we take a moment to be introspective and set ourselves some goals for the podcast for the next three months. Listen along, and hold us accountable!

  1. Increase our social presence by posting regular content, posting snippets of the show, and setting up an Instagram account.
  2. Grow the brand by getting some stickers printed, running Twitch streams, and reaching out to other podcasts to guest on.
  3. Get better at podcasting by sharing the editing, and producing a short show (coming soon!) to accompany the main show.

Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we take a moment to be introspective and set ourselves some goals for the podcast for the next three months. Listen along, and hold us accountable!

  1. Increase our social presence by posting regular content, posting snippets of the show, and setting up an Instagram account.
  2. Grow the brand by getting some stickers printed, running Twitch streams, and reaching out to other podcasts to guest on.
  3. Get better at podcasting by sharing the editing, and producing a short show (coming soon!) to accompany the main show.

Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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039: Octal FM B-side 039: Octal FM B-side Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT 38:29 5aca7e660c3456504c56d1cc no https://octal.fm/podcast/039-octal-fm-b-side/ We discuss Celeste, a game about climbing a mountain full 39 In this episode of Octal FM we discuss and review Celeste, a game about climbing a mountain.



Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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In this episode of Octal FM we discuss and review Celeste, a game about climbing a mountain.



Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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038: こんにちは! 038: こんにちは! Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMT 38:03 5ab7bbbbe5cbe2014824a9ba no https://octal.fm/podcast/038-%e3%81%93%e3%82%93%e3%81%ab%e3%81%a1%e3%81%af/ Jalada goes to Japan full 38 We're back to discussing Japan in this episode; this time it's Jalada's turn as he has just come back from a two week trip to Tokyo and Kyoto.


Links from the episode:



Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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We're back to discussing Japan in this episode; this time it's Jalada's turn as he has just come back from a two week trip to Tokyo and Kyoto.


Links from the episode:



Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

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037: Caffeinated 037: Caffeinated Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:04:40 GMT 39:23 5aa812b8b46a2c1a6450498b no https://octal.fm/podcast/037-caffeinated/ We chat coffee full 37 In this episode we try to be as un-snobby as possible, whilst talking about how to get into coffee as a hobby.

Live in the UK and want to get coffee delivered to your house? Sign up at Taylor St Roasted using the promo code OCTALFM to get your first bag for £1.


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In this episode we try to be as un-snobby as possible, whilst talking about how to get into coffee as a hobby.

Live in the UK and want to get coffee delivered to your house? Sign up at Taylor St Roasted using the promo code OCTALFM to get your first bag for £1.


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036: Hey, Listen! 036: Hey, Listen! Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:35:00 GMT 41:13 5a92f113874a89326d144df6 no https://octal.fm/podcast/036-hey-listen/ full 36 In this episode of Octal FM, we discuss our two favourite games from one of our favourite series of all time; The Legend of Zelda.



Intro music: JACKS - Runaway fashion

Outro music: Docjazz4, FunkyEntropy, Theophany and XPRTNovice for OCRemix - Dawn of a New Day

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In this episode of Octal FM, we discuss our two favourite games from one of our favourite series of all time; The Legend of Zelda.



Intro music: JACKS - Runaway fashion

Outro music: Docjazz4, FunkyEntropy, Theophany and XPRTNovice for OCRemix - Dawn of a New Day

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035: Kimi no na wa. 035: Kimi no na wa. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT 33:24 5a76360ea6a5e8072ef61d30 no https://octal.fm/podcast/035-kimi-no-na-wa/ full 35 In this episode we discuss the hit anime film Your Name*.

  • Your Name was released in 2016.
  • It earned over $300m at the box office.
  • The film Sefran saw in the cinema after Your Name was Napping Princess.


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In this episode we discuss the hit anime film Your Name*.

  • Your Name was released in 2016.
  • It earned over $300m at the box office.
  • The film Sefran saw in the cinema after Your Name was Napping Princess.


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034: Unity Whispering 034: Unity Whispering Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:11:06 GMT 46:23 5a70c34b3b0a50af4217f09f no https://octal.fm/podcast/034-unity-whispering/ Louise Swift joins us to talk about building games in Unity full 34 In this episode of Octal FM we're joined by Louise Swift, a software developer & fellow nerd who recently worked on a project using the Unity game engine.



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In this episode of Octal FM we're joined by Louise Swift, a software developer & fellow nerd who recently worked on a project using the Unity game engine.



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033: MMOs in Disguise 033: MMOs in Disguise Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT 37:06 5a5d0b691afb29d07db864ec no https://octal.fm/podcast/033-mmos-in-disguise/ The emerging trend of multiplayer in singleplayer full 33 In this episode we discuss the emerging trend of adding massively multiplayer features to games that otherwise might be single player. Is this something we want to see more? Or is it just a way of extracting more 'value' from gamers?

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we discuss the emerging trend of adding massively multiplayer features to games that otherwise might be single player. Is this something we want to see more? Or is it just a way of extracting more 'value' from gamers?

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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032: Games of 2018 032: Games of 2018 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT 42:41 5a4a4d445b8a226b774692b6 no https://octal.fm/podcast/032-games-2018/ full 32 Happy New Year everyone! In this episode we are joined again by Antonia, who last joined us to talk about Stardew Valley. This time, the three of us discuss some of the video games we're most looking forward to in 2018.


  • Sefran: Far Cry 5, Into the breach, and Wargroove.
  • Antonia: Monster Hunter World, Ni No Kuni 2, Kingdom Hearts III, and Bayonetta 3.
  • Jalada: Sea of Thieves, Last of Us Part 2, and Age of Empires 4.


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Happy New Year everyone! In this episode we are joined again by Antonia, who last joined us to talk about Stardew Valley. This time, the three of us discuss some of the video games we're most looking forward to in 2018.


  • Sefran: Far Cry 5, Into the breach, and Wargroove.
  • Antonia: Monster Hunter World, Ni No Kuni 2, Kingdom Hearts III, and Bayonetta 3.
  • Jalada: Sea of Thieves, Last of Us Part 2, and Age of Empires 4.


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031: HCI and UX with Elizabeth Chesters 031: HCI and UX with Elizabeth Chesters Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT 35:30 5a2d80f33f58b9fd6f51a5a4 yes https://octal.fm/podcast/031-hci-ux-elizabeth-chesters/ full 31 In this episode we are joined by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience consultant, human-computer interaction student, and software developer. We ask her about her job, what HCI is, and what's in store in the future for how we interact with our devices.



Follow El:


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we are joined by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience consultant, human-computer interaction student, and software developer. We ask her about her job, what HCI is, and what's in store in the future for how we interact with our devices.



Follow El:


Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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030: An act of God 030: An act of God Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:00:02 GMT 44:15 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f6e In this episode were joined by our friend Tom, aka @x5315. Tom co-created Twitterfall with Jalada back in 2009 and hes joining us to tell you the story from his point of view and what hes up to now. full 30 In this episode we’re joined by our friend Tom, aka @x5315. Tom co-created Twitterfall with Jalada back in 2009.

To follow up from Episode 25 where Jalada talked about building Twitterfall, Tom is here to tell us the story from his point of view, and what he’s up to now.

The whiteboard of features in Tom’s university dorm room:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we’re joined by our friend Tom, aka @x5315. Tom co-created Twitterfall with Jalada back in 2009.

To follow up from Episode 25 where Jalada talked about building Twitterfall, Tom is here to tell us the story from his point of view, and what he’s up to now.

The whiteboard of features in Tom’s university dorm room:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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029: Homeworld, Zero Dawn 029: Homeworld, Zero Dawn Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:00:11 GMT 39:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f6f In this episode of Octal FM, the two of us catch up and talk about what games we’ve been playing. full 29 In this episode of Octal FM, the two of us catch up and talk about what games we’ve been playing.

Jalada has been playing Horizon: Zero Dawn (affiliate link, proceeds go to Octal FM).

Sefran has been playing Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

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In this episode of Octal FM, the two of us catch up and talk about what games we’ve been playing.

Jalada has been playing Horizon: Zero Dawn (affiliate link, proceeds go to Octal FM).

Sefran has been playing Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

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028: Konnichiwa! 028: Konnichiwa! Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:00:10 GMT 42:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f70 In this episode Sefran talks about visiting his favourite place in the world; Japan. ]]> ]]> 027: Jump to it 027: Jump to it Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:00:25 GMT 41:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f71 In this episode we return to the topic of platformers. All the things we love, some of the things we hate. In this episode we return to the topic of platformers. All the things we love, some of the things we hate.

Not much in the way of notes for this episode; we really just sit back and have a bit of a chat. Enjoy!

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In this episode we return to the topic of platformers. All the things we love, some of the things we hate.

Not much in the way of notes for this episode; we really just sit back and have a bit of a chat. Enjoy!

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026: Junk food gaming 026: Junk food gaming Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:00:27 GMT 39:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f72 In this episode of Octal FM we kick back and reminisce about all the MMOs weve played in the past. ]]> ]]> 025: Building Twitterfall 025: Building Twitterfall Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:00:44 GMT 39:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f73 In 2009 Jalada spent 2 hours building a website that would ultimately end up shaping his entire career. In this episode of Octal FM we tell you the story of that website. full In 2009 Jalada spent 2 hours building a website that would ultimately end up shaping his entire career. In this episode of Octal FM we tell you the story of that website.


Photo from Marcus Warren @ Telegraph

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In 2009 Jalada spent 2 hours building a website that would ultimately end up shaping his entire career. In this episode of Octal FM we tell you the story of that website.


Photo from Marcus Warren @ Telegraph

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024: Gamers shaping games 024: Gamers shaping games Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:00:18 GMT 38:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f74 In this episode Jalada and Sefran sit back and chat about how gamers shape games through coming up with challenges, speedruns, or rewriting the games themselves through modding. ]]> ]]> 023: The Best Ever – Super Mario 023: The Best Ever – Super Mario Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:00:06 GMT 38:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f75 In this ‘The Best Ever’ episode, Jalada and Sefran try to agree on which game in the Super Mario series is the best; Super Mario Sunshine, or Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island? Super Mario Sunshine, or Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island?

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Super Mario Sunshine, or Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island?

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022: Back this podcast today! 022: Back this podcast today! Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:00:04 GMT 38:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f76 In this episode we talk about early access games. Everything from their origins, where we think theyre going, and some of our favourite and least favourite games weve backed or bought before release. ]]> ]]> 021: A wild Pokémon master appears! 021: A wild Pokémon master appears! Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:00:09 GMT 43:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f77 In this episode we are joined by the brilliant Marti Bennett. Marti kindly agreed to tell us all about playing Pokémon competitively and recount some of her own stories and experiences of the professional Pokémon scene. In this episode we are joined by the brilliant Marti Bennett. Marti kindly agreed to tell us all about playing Pokémon competitively and recount some of her own stories and experiences of the professional Pokémon scene.

Follow Marti:

Related reading/watching:

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: GlitchxCity – Champion Cynthia Battle Remix

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In this episode we are joined by the brilliant Marti Bennett. Marti kindly agreed to tell us all about playing Pokémon competitively and recount some of her own stories and experiences of the professional Pokémon scene.

Follow Marti:

Related reading/watching:

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: GlitchxCity – Champion Cynthia Battle Remix

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020: Enter the Matrix 020: Enter the Matrix Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:00:36 GMT 37:42 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f78 We recently got the opportunity to go hands-on with an Oculus Rift, complete with Oculus Touch controllers and two sensors. In this episode we discuss our thoughts and impressions, and what we think is in store for the future. ]]> ]]> 019: The ‘in-game’ illusion 019: The ‘in-game’ illusion Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:00:40 GMT 39:42 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f79 In this episode we discuss how video game advertising and trailers have changed, why footage captured in game means nothing, and whether any of this matters at all. In this episode we discuss how video game advertising and trailers have changed, why ‘footage captured in game’ means nothing, and whether any of this matters at all.

  • Read Patch The Process, an article about ‘day one patches’ by indie game dev Rami Ismail.

There’s lots of videos you should watch to accompany this episode:

 

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In this episode we discuss how video game advertising and trailers have changed, why ‘footage captured in game’ means nothing, and whether any of this matters at all.

  • Read Patch The Process, an article about ‘day one patches’ by indie game dev Rami Ismail.

There’s lots of videos you should watch to accompany this episode:

 

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018: Is the 3D platformer dead? 018: Is the 3D platformer dead? Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:27:10 GMT 37:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7a In this episode of Octal FM we try to decide: Is the 3D platforming video game genre dead? In this episode of Octal FM we try to decide: Is the 3D platforming video game genre dead?

Games we discuss:

  • Arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros
  • Croc
  • Metroid and Castlevania
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Rogue-likes such as Spelunky and Rogue Legacy
  • Puzzle-platformers like Super Meat Boy and N+
  • Is Yooka-Laylee the return of 3D platformers?
  • Snake Pass

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: Juan Medrano – Mega Man 2 “Dokuta Wairi, Rival to the Light”

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In this episode of Octal FM we try to decide: Is the 3D platforming video game genre dead?

Games we discuss:

  • Arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros
  • Croc
  • Metroid and Castlevania
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Rogue-likes such as Spelunky and Rogue Legacy
  • Puzzle-platformers like Super Meat Boy and N+
  • Is Yooka-Laylee the return of 3D platformers?
  • Snake Pass

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: Juan Medrano – Mega Man 2 “Dokuta Wairi, Rival to the Light”

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017: Press play to continue 017: Press play to continue Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:30 GMT 35:40 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7b In this episode we talk all about the state of difficulty in video games. Are they too easy? Too hard? Does it matter? In this episode we talk all about the state of difficulty in video games. Are they too easy? Too hard? Does it matter?

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: The OneUps – Funky Mario Circut (Radio Edit)

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In this episode we talk all about the state of difficulty in video games. Are they too easy? Too hard? Does it matter?

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Outro music: The OneUps – Funky Mario Circut (Radio Edit)

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016: Our favourite video game music 016: Our favourite video game music Tue, 23 May 2017 18:00:18 GMT 45:32 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7c In this episode we continue our discussion theme of video game music. Instead of picking out examples we think are good use of video game music, we just pick out games that have soundtracks that we think are awesome. In this episode we continue our discussion theme of video game music. Instead of picking out examples we think are ‘good use’ of video game music, we just pick out games that have soundtracks that we think are awesome.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we continue our discussion theme of video game music. Instead of picking out examples we think are ‘good use’ of video game music, we just pick out games that have soundtracks that we think are awesome.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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015: The art of video game music 015: The art of video game music Tue, 09 May 2017 21:38:27 GMT 42:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7d In this episode we pick out some of our favourite uses of music in video games. In this episode we pick out some of our favourite uses of music in video games.

Some other games that we were considering include: Banjo-Kazooie, Journey and Audiosurf. There are many more great examples of the use of music in video games, get in touch and let us know yours!

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we pick out some of our favourite uses of music in video games.

Some other games that we were considering include: Banjo-Kazooie, Journey and Audiosurf. There are many more great examples of the use of music in video games, get in touch and let us know yours!

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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014: Internet all the Things! 014: Internet all the Things! Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:00:30 GMT 32:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7e We discuss how lives are becoming more internet connected, the history and hype around ‘smart homes’, and generally demystify the Internet of Things. We discuss how lives are becoming more internet connected, the history and hype around ‘smart homes’, and generally demystify the Internet of Things.

Further reading:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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We discuss how lives are becoming more internet connected, the history and hype around ‘smart homes’, and generally demystify the Internet of Things.

Further reading:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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013: Video games; the new spectator sport? 013: Video games; the new spectator sport? Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:30:21 GMT 41:00 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f7f In this episode we take a deeper look at eSports and how it compares to more traditional sporting events. In this episode we take a deeper look at eSports and how it compares to more traditional sporting events.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this episode we take a deeper look at eSports and how it compares to more traditional sporting events.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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012: Why are mobile games so rubbish? 012: Why are mobile games so rubbish? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:59:32 GMT 42:18 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f80 In their most click-bait episode ever, Jalada and Sefran discuss the state of mobile phone games, where they think the industry is going, and some games that perhaps arent so bad after all. In their most click-bait episode ever, Jalada and Sefran discuss the state of mobile phone games, where they think the industry is going, and some games that perhaps aren’t so bad after all.

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: OC/DC – Rise of the Piggies 

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In their most click-bait episode ever, Jalada and Sefran discuss the state of mobile phone games, where they think the industry is going, and some games that perhaps aren’t so bad after all.

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: OC/DC – Rise of the Piggies 

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011: Playing favourites 011: Playing favourites Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:06:32 GMT 53:54 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f81 In another case of Jalada and Sefran werent paying attention to the episode timer, this bonus-length episode is all about our favourite video game consoles. In another case of ‘Jalada and Sefran weren’t paying attention to the episode timer’, this bonus-length episode is all about our favourite video game consoles.

  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Sega GameGear
  • Nintendo 64
  • PlayStation 4
  • Joint favourite: Nintendo GameCube
    • In the episode we say that the Wavebird was the first wireless controller. Of course, there were others before it, but it was pretty much the first to use radio-frequency (which was great) instead of infrared (which was terrible).

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: Nostalvania – Seven Pipes to Heaven

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In another case of ‘Jalada and Sefran weren’t paying attention to the episode timer’, this bonus-length episode is all about our favourite video game consoles.

  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Sega GameGear
  • Nintendo 64
  • PlayStation 4
  • Joint favourite: Nintendo GameCube
    • In the episode we say that the Wavebird was the first wireless controller. Of course, there were others before it, but it was pretty much the first to use radio-frequency (which was great) instead of infrared (which was terrible).

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: Nostalvania – Seven Pipes to Heaven

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010: Let’s talk MOBAs 010: Let’s talk MOBAs Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:00:37 GMT 35:42 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f82 Tom (modest on Summoners Rift) joins Jalada and Sefran to talk about MOBAs; what they are, where they came from, and why theyre so much fun. full Tom (‘modest’ on Summoner’s Rift) joins Jalada and Sefran to talk about MOBAs; what they are, where they came from, and why they’re so much fun.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion.

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Tom (‘modest’ on Summoner’s Rift) joins Jalada and Sefran to talk about MOBAs; what they are, where they came from, and why they’re so much fun.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion.

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009: Molyneux management 009: Molyneux management Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:33:24 GMT 40:28 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f83 Jalada and Sefran explain why community management is so important in the development and maintaining of video games, from the perspective of video gamers. Jalada and Sefran explain why community management is so important in the development and maintaining of video games, from the perspective of video gamers.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Jalada and Sefran explain why community management is so important in the development and maintaining of video games, from the perspective of video gamers.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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008: Tending our turnips 008: Tending our turnips Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:21:56 GMT 34:46 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f84 Antonia joins us for this episode where we discuss what makes life-sim games appealing, and why Stardew Valley is such a great example of one. Antonia joins us for this episode where we discuss what makes life-sim games appealing, and why Stardew Valley is such a great example of one.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Antonia joins us for this episode where we discuss what makes life-sim games appealing, and why Stardew Valley is such a great example of one.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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007: From Pandemics to Werewolves 007: From Pandemics to Werewolves Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:45:48 GMT 53:01 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f85 A bonus length episode all about board gaming. From traditional co-operative games like Pandemic, to fast-paced social games like One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Jalada and Sefran break into this huge topic with a summary overview of some of the main types full Episode seven is a bonus length episode all about board gaming. From traditional co-operative games like Pandemic, to fast-paced social games like One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Jalada and Sefran break into this huge topic with a summary overview of some of the main types of board games, with a selection of ones to try yourself.

Links to purchase any of these titles are affiliate links, proceeds go towards Octal FM and our general happiness.


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Episode seven is a bonus length episode all about board gaming. From traditional co-operative games like Pandemic, to fast-paced social games like One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Jalada and Sefran break into this huge topic with a summary overview of some of the main types of board games, with a selection of ones to try yourself.

Links to purchase any of these titles are affiliate links, proceeds go towards Octal FM and our general happiness.


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006: How do I LAN?! 006: How do I LAN?! Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:18:20 GMT 35:55 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f86 Jalada and Sefran talk further about what you need to think about when running your own LAN, as well as discussing some of the history of LAN parties and events and the state of the community today. Jalada and Sefran talk further about what you need to think about when running your own LAN, as well as discussing some of the history of LAN parties and events and the state of the community today.

We cover a lot in the show, but there’s a lot more to it. Here’s some related reading from what we covered, and some bits we didn’t:

Running your own LAN:

If you have any more questions feel free to get in touch and ask, and let us know about your successful LAN party!

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping us out.

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Jalada and Sefran talk further about what you need to think about when running your own LAN, as well as discussing some of the history of LAN parties and events and the state of the community today.

We cover a lot in the show, but there’s a lot more to it. Here’s some related reading from what we covered, and some bits we didn’t:

Running your own LAN:

If you have any more questions feel free to get in touch and ask, and let us know about your successful LAN party!

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping us out.

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005: What makes a good LAN party game? 005: What makes a good LAN party game? Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:25:41 GMT 37:36 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f87 Jalada and Sefran explain, with examples, some of the aspects of games that work well at LAN parties. Jalada and Sefran explain, with examples, some of the aspects of games that work well at LAN parties.

We touch on a whole bunch of games in this show, but in particular we highlight:

Other related reading:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Jalada and Sefran explain, with examples, some of the aspects of games that work well at LAN parties.

We touch on a whole bunch of games in this show, but in particular we highlight:

Other related reading:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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004: RTS for short 004: RTS for short Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:39:09 GMT 38:20 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f88 Jalada and Sefran chat about six of their favourite genre-defining real-time strategy games. Jalada and Sefran chat about six of their favourite genre-defining real-time strategy games.

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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Jalada and Sefran chat about six of their favourite genre-defining real-time strategy games.

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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003: The Best Ever – The Elder Scrolls 003: The Best Ever – The Elder Scrolls Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:59:47 GMT 35:12 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f89 In this ‘The Best Ever’ episode, Jalada and Sefran try to agree on which game in The Elder Scrolls series is the best; Oblivion or Skyrim?

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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In this ‘The Best Ever’ episode, Jalada and Sefran try to agree on which game in The Elder Scrolls series is the best; Oblivion or Skyrim?

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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002: How could we forget Cortana? 002: How could we forget Cortana? Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:29:59 GMT 36:36 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f8a Jalada and Sefran discuss voice-activated home assistants. We have a chat about what they are, how they work, and where we think the technology is going in the future. Jalada and Sefran discuss voice-activated home assistants. We have a chat about what they are, how they work, and where we think the technology is going in the future.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping out OctalFM.

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Jalada and Sefran discuss voice-activated home assistants. We have a chat about what they are, how they work, and where we think the technology is going in the future.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping out OctalFM.

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001: Hero Mode activated 001: Hero Mode activated Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:06:36 GMT 35:08 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f8b In this episode of Octal FM, Jalada tells Sefran what he thinks of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U. full In this episode of Octal FM, Jalada tells Sefran what he thinks of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U.

Spoiler warning: Contains minor spoilers about Twilight Princess and a general discussion of the Zelda timeline.

Related reading from the show:


Music:

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In this episode of Octal FM, Jalada tells Sefran what he thinks of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U.

Spoiler warning: Contains minor spoilers about Twilight Princess and a general discussion of the Zelda timeline.

Related reading from the show:


Music:

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000: No Man’s Reboot 000: No Man’s Reboot Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:28:55 GMT 30:59 no https://shows.pippa.io/octalfm/5a2b047ad97c54ea788d0f8c Welcome to Octal FM! After a brief introduction to your two hosts, we spend some time dissecting the PS4 and PC game No Man’s Sky. Welcome to Octal FM! After introducing your hosts, we dissect the PS4/PC game No Man’s Sky.

Related reading from the show:

Please let us know what you thought by Tweeting @octalfm, or using the email address in the show.

Intro & outro music: JACKS  – Runaway Fashion

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Welcome to Octal FM! After introducing your hosts, we dissect the PS4/PC game No Man’s Sky.

Related reading from the show:

Please let us know what you thought by Tweeting @octalfm, or using the email address in the show.

Intro & outro music: JACKS  – Runaway Fashion

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