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We've released 9 episodes about History:

018: Is the 3D platformer dead?

In this episode of Octal FM we try to decide: Is the 3D platforming video game genre dead? Games we discuss:
  • Arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros
  • Croc
  • Metroid and Castlevania
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Rogue-likes such as Spelunky and Rogue Legacy
  • Puzzle-platformers like Super Meat Boy and N+
  • Is Yooka-Laylee the return of 3D platformers?
  • Snake Pass
Intro¬†music: JACKS¬†‚ÄstRunaway Fashion Outro music:¬†Juan Medrano -¬†Mega Man 2 "Dokuta Wairi, Rival to the Light"

013: Video games; the new spectator sport?

In this episode we take a deeper look at eSports¬†and how it¬†compares to more traditional sporting events. Intro/outro music: JACKS¬†‚ÄstRunaway Fashion

011: Playing favourites

In another case of 'Jalada and Sefran weren't paying attention to the episode timer', this bonus-length episode is all about our favourite video game consoles.
  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Sega GameGear
  • Nintendo 64
  • PlayStation 4
  • Joint favourite: Nintendo GameCube
    • In the episode we say that the Wavebird was the first wireless controller. Of course, there were others before it, but it was pretty much the first to use radio-frequency (which was great) instead of infrared (which was terrible).
Intro music: JACKS¬†‚ÄstRunaway Fashion Outro music: Nostalvania ‚ÄstSeven Pipes to Heaven

006: How do I LAN?!

Jalada and Sefran talk further about what you need to think about when running your own LAN, as well as discussing some of the history of LAN parties and events and the state of the community today. We cover a lot in the show, but there's a lot more to it. Here's some related reading from what we covered, and some bits we didn't: Running your own LAN: If you have any more questions feel free to get in touch and ask, and let us know about your successful LAN party! Intro & outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion *Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping us out.

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