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Sound-byte 068: Reviewing our 2020 game predictions

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. We've been busy recording our 2020/21 episodes of Octal FM where we look back at our games of 2020, and games we're looking forward to next year. In this Sound-byte, we take a look back at what we thought about this time last year to see if any of it came true or not.

109: Enter Player Two

In this episode Sefran tells a bit of a story. A story of trying to introduce video games to someone who has really...never...played...video games. He tried a whole bunch of games and tactics, but what didn't and what did work may surprise you.

Sound-byte 067: Ascending the Tower of Babel

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. It's not often we talk about books, but Jalada has been reading the third installment in the "Books of Babel" series by Josiah Bancroft and he's been enjoying it. The first book, Senlin Ascends, is available on Audible and from all good book-sellers.

108: Games that define genres - Platformers

We continue our recurring segment of breaking down the games that we feel define a genre. This time, we discuss a pretty chunky genre - platformers.

Games we talk about:

  • Prince of Persia (1989)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
  • Cave Story (2004)
  • Canabalt (2009)
  • Super Meat Boy (2010)

Sound-byte 066: Age of Calamity

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. We've got some thoughts on the new Hyrule Warriors game, Age of Calamity.

107: Video Conferencing

In this episode we discuss the past, present & future of video conferencing, including our hot-take (known to be pretty accurate in the past) on what we think the future holds for communicating in a world of 5G, augmented reality, virtual reality, and that ever increasing march of faster Internet connections.

Sound-byte 065: The Crown Tundra

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Jalada has been playing through the second piece of DLC in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass; The Crown Tundra.

106: Year in Gaming; 1985

In this episode we start a new recurring segment where we discuss the most important and interesting games of a particular year. This episode we take a look at the games of 1985.

Games discussed:

  • Super Mario Bros
  • Gradius
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Ultima IV
  • Space Harrier

Sound-byte 064: Genshin Impact Nova Drift

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Jalada has been playing the new F2P on the block Genshin Impact. Sefran has been playing Nova Drift.

105: Trigun: Humanoid Typhoon or Gentle Breeze?

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 the western-themed cult-classic Trigun.

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