050: Great Teacher Sefran

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?
  • Sef’s ‘favourites’
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • My Hero Academia
    • Fate/Zero
    • Honey and Clover
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

049: Patronise me

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

048: Game Club – Slay the Spire

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.

047: Get lost

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

046: Hello, computer

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’.