016: Our favourite video game music

In this episode we continue our discussion theme of video game music. Instead of picking out examples we think are ‘good use’ of video game music, we just pick out games that have soundtracks that we think are awesome.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

015: The art of video game music

In this episode we pick out some of our favourite uses of music in video games.

Some other games that we were considering include: Banjo-Kazooie, Journey and Audiosurf. There are many more great examples of the use of music in video games, get in touch and let us know yours!

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

014: Internet all the Things!

We discuss how lives are becoming more internet connected, the history and hype around ‘smart homes’, and generally demystify the Internet of Things.

Further reading:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

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.

Links to purchase any of these titles are affiliate links, proceeds go towards Octal FM and our general happiness.

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