012: Why are mobile games so rubbish?

In their most click-bait episode ever, Jalada and Sefran discuss the state of mobile phone games, where they think the industry is going, and some games that perhaps aren’t so bad after all.

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: OC/DC – Rise of the Piggies 

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 – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: Nostalvania – Seven Pipes to Heaven

010: Let’s talk MOBAs

Tom (‘modest’ on Summoner’s Rift) joins Jalada and Sefran to talk about MOBAs; what they are, where they came from, and why they’re so much fun.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion.

League of Legends finals

009: Molyneux management

Jalada and Sefran explain why community management is so important in the development and maintaining of video games, from the perspective of video gamers.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

008: Tending our turnips

Antonia joins us for this episode where we discuss what makes life-sim games appealing, and why Stardew Valley is such a great example of one.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

007: From Pandemics to Werewolves

Episode seven is a bonus length episode all about board gaming. From traditional co-operative games like Pandemic, to fast-paced social games like One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Jalada and Sefran break into this huge topic with a summary overview of some of the main types of board games, with a selection of ones to try yourself.

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And the reason Sefran sounds different in this episode? Because he’s in his new recording studio:

 

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

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005: What makes a good LAN party game?

Jalada and Sefran explain, with examples, some of the aspects of games that work well at LAN parties.

We touch on a whole bunch of games in this show, but in particular we highlight:

Other related reading:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

004: RTS for short

Jalada and Sefran chat about six of their favourite genre-defining real-time strategy games.

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

003: The Best Ever – The Elder Scrolls

In this ‘The Best Ever’ episode, Jalada and Sefran try to agree on which game in The Elder Scrolls series is the best; Oblivion or Skyrim?

Related reading from the show:

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion