082: Games that Surprise

In this episode we discuss three games each that surprised us in some way when we played them.

Game discussed:

  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Mindustry
  • SimCopter
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Yoshi’s Story

054: Year of Gaming – 2007

In this episode we talk about why we think 2007 was one of the biggest, and one our favourite, years in gaming.

052: Stay awhile and listen

In this episode we each discuss some of our favourite video game stories.

Intro/Outro music: CJACKS – Runaway fashion

049: Patronise me

In this episode we discuss how (typically niche) video content creators are adapting to the thirst for consuming their (high quality) content, but have traditionally found it harder to earn money to do it. How is this affecting the consumer, the creator, and the platform?

Further reading:

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

047: Get lost

In this episode we discuss some of our favourite video game worlds to get lost in. We reminisce about some worlds we’ve not visited for a while, and we discuss what it means for a game world to be ‘immersive’.

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

043: Nintendo vs. The Internet

In another ‘Octal FM are Nintendo fanboys’ episode, we take a look back at the often overlooked history of Nintendo and the Internet. It involves satellites beaming games down to a virtual village on your SNES.

Photo by Muband for Wikipedia

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion & an old modem

042: A Mostly Harmless Episode

In this episode we tell the story of the Elite game series and our story of playing the original together back at school, and some bits about the space-sim genre as a whole.

Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
Outro music: Strauss – Blue Danube