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Octal FM is a podcast about anything that interests Jalada and Sefran. Mostly games, technology, and general geekiness.

Octal FM is a podcast about anything that interests Jalada and Sefran. Mostly games, technology, and general geekiness.
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United Kingdom

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Octal FM is a podcast about anything that interests Jalada and Sefran. Mostly games, technology, and general geekiness.

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@octalfm

Language:

English


Episodes

044: Inclusive design with Elizabeth Chesters

6/19/2018
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In this episode we're joined again by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience, accesibility, and inclusive design extraordinaire. We continue our discussion from episode 31, and talk more about what it means to design a product or service in an 'inclusive' manner, e.g. designing for people with impairments, either permanent or situational. Further reading suggestions from El: Mobility and AccessibilityCultural Accessibility7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about AccessibilityFollow...

Duration:00:35:21

Sound-byte 004: Spring LAN games

6/12/2018
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What games were we playing at our LAN last weekend?

Duration:00:11:45

043: Nintendo vs. The Internet

6/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:18

Sound-byte 003: Avengers: Infinity War

5/29/2018
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We've been to the cinema again, but this time we've seen the same film.

Duration:00:11:15

042: A Mostly Harmless Episode

5/22/2018
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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. The Guardian excerpt from Backroom BoysElite (1984) free PC downloadthe Mac versionplay it in an emulator in your browserElite 1984 gameplay footageArcElite (the version we played) gameplay footageFrontier Elite 2 footageFrontier First Encounters gameplay footage

Duration:00:39:28

Sound-byte 002: Pacific Rim Uprising, Ready Player One

5/15/2018
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We've both been to the cinema. Sefran saw Pacific Rim Uprising, Jalada saw Ready Player One.

Duration:00:12:02

041: Once more, Into the Breach

5/8/2018
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Back again with another indie review, we discuss one of Sefran's most anticipated games of 2018; Into the Breach. Subset GamesFTL: Faster Than LightAdvance WarsBen PruntyIntro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion.

Duration:00:36:16

Sound-byte 001: Pyre, Code Geass

5/1/2018
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Jalada's been playing Pyre. Sefran went to the cinema to see Code Geass.

Duration:00:09:59

040: Putting our corporate hats on

4/24/2018
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In this episode we take a moment to be introspective and set ourselves some goals for the podcast for the next three months. Listen along, and hold us accountable! Increase our social presenceGrow the brandGet better at podcastingIntro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:32:34

039: Octal FM B-side

4/10/2018
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In this episode of Octal FM we discuss and review Celeste, a game about climbing a mountain. Matt Makes Games@celeste_gameTowerfall AscensionLena Raine@kuraine Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:38:28

038: こんにちは!

3/27/2018
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We're back to discussing Japan in this episode; this time it's Jalada's turn as he has just come back from a two week trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. Links from the episode: Thermae-YuGoogle Maps.Akihabara UDX parkingJalada on InstagramJapan Wireless Intro/Outro music: JACKS - Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:38:02

037: Caffeinated

3/13/2018
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In this episode we try to be as un-snobby as possible, whilst talking about how to get into coffee as a hobby. Live in the UK and want to get coffee delivered to your house? Sign up at Taylor St Roasted using the promo code OCTALFM to get your first bag for £1. Single-serve coffee patents, and the future of the technologyStumptown brew guidesAeropressMoka potHario hand grinderBaratza Encore

Duration:00:39:23

036: Hey, Listen!

2/27/2018
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In this episode of Octal FM, we discuss our two favourite games from one of our favourite series of all time; The Legend of Zelda. Buy Ocarina of Time 3DSBuy Majora's Mask 3DS Intro music: JACKS - Runaway fashion Outro music: Docjazz4, FunkyEntropy, Theophany and XPRTNovice for OCRemix - Dawn of a New Day

Duration:00:41:13

035: Kimi no na wa.

2/13/2018
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In this episode we discuss the hit anime film Your Name*. Napping Princess

Duration:00:33:23

034: Unity Whispering

1/30/2018
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In this episode of Octal FM we're joined by Louise Swift, a software developer & fellow nerd who recently worked on a project using the Unity game engine. No Mayo DigitalTwitterMediumlouiseswift.com

Duration:00:46:22

033: MMOs in Disguise

1/16/2018
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In this episode we discuss the emerging trend of adding massively multiplayer features to games that otherwise might be single player. Is this something we want to see more? Or is it just a way of extracting more 'value' from gamers? GTA 5 has sold-in over 85 million copiesFrontier Games Hosts Massive Space Battles on AWSAWS re:Invent 2015 presentation from Frontier Games on their architecture"Everyone is going to start playing MMOs again, whether they realize it or not"Intro & outro...

Duration:00:37:00

032: Games of 2018

1/2/2018
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Happy New Year everyone! In this episode we are joined again by Antonia, who last joined us to talk about Stardew Valley. This time, the three of us discuss some of the video games we're most looking forward to in 2018.

Duration:00:42:40

031: HCI and UX with Elizabeth Chesters

12/19/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Elizabeth Chesters, a user experience consultant, human-computer interaction student, and software developer. We ask her about her job, what HCI is, and what's in store in the future for how we interact with our devices. The Man Who Lied to His Laptop, by Clifford NassCity University of London, Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design Follow El: @echesters on Twitterechesters.co.uk Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:35:25

030: An act of God

12/5/2017
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In this episode we’re joined by our friend Tom, aka @x5315. Tom co-created Twitterfall with Jalada back in 2009. To follow up from Episode 25 where Jalada talked about building Twitterfall, Tom is here to tell us the story from his point of view, and what he’s up to now. The whiteboard of features in Tom’s university dorm room: Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:44:08

029: Homeworld, Zero Dawn

11/21/2017
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In this episode of Octal FM, the two of us catch up and talk about what games we’ve been playing. Jalada has been playing Horizon: Zero Dawn (affiliate link, proceeds go to Octal FM). Guerilla’s own game engine, DecimaSefran has been playing Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

Duration:00:38:54