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Sound-byte 103: Rogue Legacy 2

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Sefran has picked up the sequel to the game that defined 'Rogue-lite'. But is Rogue Legacy 2 a worthy successor to the OG?

145: Defining a Genre; Racing

We continue our recurring segment of breaking down the games that we feel define a genre. This time it's another chunky genre; racing games. We even have to define what a racing game actually is.

Games we discuss include:

  • Out Run
  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Gran Turismo
  • Need for Speed: Underground 2
  • Forza Horizon

Sound-byte 102: No Man's Sky Outlaws

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Jalada has been checking back in with No Man's Sky after the latest Outlaws update. What does he think?

144: An introduction to Role-playing games

It's been a while since we last had a guest host join us; but today we're joined by Martyn for the first time. Martyn is a friend of the show and agreed to come on to discuss getting started with role-playing games. Not the video game ones, the real-life ones. We discuss how to get started, recommended games, different types of RP, DMing, LARPing, and more!

Sound-byte 101: Elden Ring Sales

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. We've been watching Elden Ring's sales and wondering...what makes Elden Ring so different to its siblings?

143: Counter-Strike; a retrospective

In our retrospective episodes we take a look at the mammoth multiplayer first-person shooter series that is Counter-Strike. We'll start right at the beginning with the beta mod, look at the troubled development of Condition Zero, where it's at now and our relationship with it. And finally add some classic Octal FM hot takes about the series' future.

Sound-byte 100: Prey

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Sefran has been playing Prey brackets 2017 and he wants to tell you how amazing it is.

142: iOctaldroid

Following on from last episode we're moving from the realms of desktop computer to mobile computing with a discussion of mobile operating systems. How they work, how they differ, and what we think the future holds for them.

Sound-byte 099: Odyssey Out Of Options

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. This turned a bit long; but we had a few thoughts on the news that Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is no longer coming to consoles.

141: Octal OS

We take another deep dive into a technical topic, this time something you use every day - operating systems, specifically on desktop computers like PCs, Macs, and soon the Steam Deck.

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