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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.

Sound-byte 098: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Reveal

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. There's been some big reveals for Pokémon Day. One of us is feeling cautiously optimistic, the other cautiously pessimistic. Can you guess who?

140: Octal FM and the Beast

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, we've both been to see a new film that was screened in the UK; Belle, or Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime.

Sound-byte 097: Steam Deck hardware update

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. We've been following some of the embargo-free information about the Steam Deck hardware with interest...

139: Year in Gaming; 1989

In this episode we continue our recurring segment where we discuss the most important and interesting games of a particular year. In episode 131 we covered 1988. This episode we take a look at the games of 1989.

Key games we discuss:
  • Populous
  • Sim City
  • Sweet Home
  • Super Mario Land
  • DuckTales

Honorable mentions go to Tetris, Strider, Alex Kidd, Mother, Prince of Persia (we've talked a lot about this before), Herzog Zwei, The Wizard.

Sound-byte 096: Sing a Bit of Harmony

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Sefran has been to see Sing a Bit of Harmony, and he's keen to share his thoughts!

If you're quick, it's still showing in cinemas in the UK.

138: Game Club - Metroid Fusion

In Game Club, we pick a game to both play separately that we've never played before, and then come together on the show to discuss our thoughts. Along with those games, we're continuing to work through the entire Metroid series, and this time it's the turn of Metroid Fusion, which we have actually both played before.

Sound-byte 095: Arcades and game bars

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. This week we've...not been up to much. We've got a bunch of stuff in the pipeline but it's just not ready to share yet, so for now we discuss some of the new arcades and game bars that have sprung up that we've been to recently.

137: Upcoming Games of 2022

Welcome to the first proper episode of 2022! Toni is back with us to discuss games we're looking forward to in 2022. Maybe some of them will actually come out this year, who knows?!

Sound-byte 094: Reviewing our 2021 predictions

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. We've been recording our year end / year beginning episodes and this Sound-byte continues our tradition of reviewing our gaming predictions from the start of 2021.

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