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Sound-byte 109: BRB

After 263 episodes and six years it's time for a break. We're going to take some time out to think about what we want to do next.

Octal FM has first and foremost always been about hanging out and spending some time together, which we're still going to do. But this means we take away the pressures of researching, producing, and editing a podcast along with it.

Thanks for listening, we'll be back soon!

153: People who listened to this episode also listened to...

In this episode we peel back the curtain behind ranking and recommendation systems. How does that top 100 list on MyAnimeList work? Why does Amazon recommend me weird stuff? Those questions answered, and more!

Some further technical reading for you:

152: Right to Repair

In this episode we discuss the growing momentum behind the Right to Repair movement.

Sound-byte 108: 20 minutes 'til satisfaction

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Some more new games this week - Sefran has been playing Satisfactory and we've both been playing 20 Minutes Till Dawn.

151: Elder Scrolls; a retrospective

In this episode we take a deeper dive into the history of the Elder Scrolls games. It's a big-un!

150: Honey and Clover and Jalada

We're continuing our anime-themed Octal FM series! Sefran has watched anime for most of his life, but Jalada has watched almost none. We're changing that. This time, Jalada has been watching another recommendation of Sef's; Honey and Clover, or Hachimitsu to Kurōbā.

Sound-byte 107: Spelunky 2

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Jalada caught COVID and cheered himself up in isolation by buying Spelunky 2 on Switch.

149: Pokémon Legends Arceus

We think you can probably guess what this episode is all about! Jalada tries to convince Sefran to dust off his Pokéballs one more time...

Sound-byte 106: Riot Game Pass

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Microsoft and Riot have announced a Game Pass partnership.

148: Year in Gaming; 1990

In this episode we continue our recurring segment where we discuss the most important and interesting games of a particular year. In episode 139 we covered 1989. This episode we take a look at the games of 1989.

Games we discuss:
  • Super Mario World & F-Zero, for the SNES launch
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
  • Wing Commander
  • Commander Keen