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126: Web-based games

In this episode of Octal FM we take a trip down a rather niche section of memory lane to discuss web and browser-based online games, both singleplayer and multiplayer.

Sound-byte 083: Mini Motorways

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. This week Sefran has been playing Mini Motorways and Jalada was weirdly keen to hear what he thought.

125: Jal Psycho 100

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 Mob Psycho 100.

Sound-byte 082: Steam Deck

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. This week we've been following the news and hype around Valve's new portable gaming PC, the Steam Deck.

124: Year in Gaming; 1987

In this episode we continue our recurring segment where we discuss the most important and interesting games of a particular year. In episode 117 we covered 1986. This episode we take a look at the games of 1987.

Games discussed:
  • Metal Gear
  • Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
  • Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
  • Mega Man
  • Final Fantasy

Sound-byte 081: Monster Train

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Sefran reverts to type in this episode and tells us about a(nother) rogue-like strategic deck-building card game he's been playing. Is it better than Slay the Spire tho?

123: Bioshock Retrospective

It's time for another video game series retrospective. This time we take a look at Bioshock, the first-person shooter franchise from Irrational Games

Sound-byte 080: Nintendo Direct E3 2021

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Like a lot of the video-gaming Interwebs, we were watching Nintendo's E3 livestream. What did we think?

122: Decentralised Communication

WhatsApp is in trouble. But is Signal the answer? We take a technology deep-dive into the world of decentralised communication to discuss why it might be the true alternative approach to single organisations owning all our communication and social media, as well as some of the limitations.

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Sound-byte 079: Odyssey First Impressions

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Were you expecting our full impressions of Elite Dangerous Odyssey? Find out why we're not ready to give those just yet, and what we think so far...

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