Octal FM episodes are concise dives into topics like talking to robots, visiting Japan, making coffee, diversity in tech and why Nintendo is awesome.

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We've released 9 episodes about LAN parties:

143: Counter-Strike; a retrospective

In our retrospective episodes we take a look at the mammoth multiplayer first-person shooter series that is Counter-Strike. We'll start right at the beginning with the beta mod, look at the troubled development of Condition Zero, where it's at now and our relationship with it. And finally add some classic Octal FM hot takes about the series' future.

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'.

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