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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

052: Stay awhile and listen

10/9/2018
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In this episode we each discuss some of our favourite video game stories. Vox: Bioshock proved that video games could be artXbox OnePS4Steamfirst game standalone on SteamPS4SteamPolygon: Let's talk about the ending of The Last of Usremastered edition on PS4PS3, Xbox 360, and Vita3DS versionHalf-Life 2the Xbox 360 versionXbox marketplace) Intro/Outro music: CJACKS - Runaway fashion

Duration:00:42:29

051: Code First: Girls with Amali de Alwis and Lizzie Cullen Davison

9/25/2018
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In this special episode of Octal FM we're joined by two guests to talk about alternative approaches to getting into the technology industry and software development. Specifically, we discuss what the organisation Code First: Girls is doing to increase the number of women in tech. @amali_dPixie Labsemc_davFYI Jalada also works at Pixie Labs.

Duration:00:42:48

050: Great Teacher Sefran

9/11/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to get started watching anime. A lot of shows covered in this episode, as well as a few we didn't get time to mention: Use your nostalgiaThe classicsSefran recommendsGo to the moviesWhere to watch?CrunchyrollFunimationNetflixAmazonSef's 'favourites' Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

Duration:00:45:29

049: Patronise me

8/28/2018
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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: YouTube: Mid-year Update on Our Five Creator Priorities for 2018Social impact of YouTubeNYTimes: How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing ItWired: YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just...

Duration:00:38:30

048: Game Club - Slay the Spire

8/14/2018
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In this episode we kick off a new mini-series where we pick a game that neither of us have played before, play it separately, and then come together with our own fresh thoughts to discuss it on Octal FM. This time, it's Slay the Spire by Mega Crit, an early access PC game that blends rogue-like elements with deck building gameplay.

Duration:00:47:07

047: Get lost

7/31/2018
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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

Duration:00:38:27

046: Hello, computer

7/17/2018
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This episode takes more of a 'resource' form, as we share some tips & tricks for getting started building a PC for gaming. We cut through some of the aspects that we think are unimportant, and share some shortcuts for saving time and money. There's a lot of resources out there on the Internet, but we like: ScanToms Hardwarebit-tech.netHexusAnandtechThe Wirecutter

Duration:00:52:39

045: Generally available AI

7/3/2018
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In this episode of Octal FM we dive in to the state of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We'll explain what it is, what it isn't, and why it seems to be such a big thing right now. There's lots of reading material out there if you want to learn more. Some intro articles Bluffer's guide to AI terminologyWired: What is Artificial Intelligence?So you think you know what is Artificial Intelligence?Opinion pieces "Artificial Intelligence is whatever computers can't do yet"The...

Duration:00:38:02

Sound-byte 005: E3 2018 round-up

6/26/2018
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We discuss announcements from this year's E3 that we're looking forward to.

Duration:00:12:23

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