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All the best in gaming, technology and tenuous quizzes from the team.


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All the best in gaming, technology and tenuous quizzes from the team.






Surprises and Disappointments 2022

Matt, Ali and Andy from Codec Moments return to discuss their surprises and disappointments in gaming from 2022.



It's been a couple of years since an E3 event, and probably even longer since we've recorded what we thought of them, but for E3 2022 we've made an effort. Of course, it's not really about E3 because everyone decided they'd had enough of that and have either done their own livestream, or created an entirely new entity that's basically just the same with a different name. There's not enough time to cover everything that was announced, revealed, leaked or teased, so we'll just focus in on what...


Happy Alien Day!

It's the 26th April and that means only one thing - a random date to celebrate a pivotal cultural moment. Well, mostly a pivotal moment... mostly. With LV426 being the moon that Alien is set on, later called Acheron (named after the Ancient Greek and meaning river of woe), it's close enough to a date format to create a point in time where we can talk about all things Xenomorph. This year we also get to tie it in with the upcoming Aliens: Fireteam, which we still know little about, so Andy,...


The Name's Reaper... Tobias Reaper

It's not a surprise to any regular listeners that the Codec Moments team are bit Agent 47 fans, and that they were all buying into Hitman 3. What is a bit of a shock is that it's taken over 2 months for them to actually get together to talk about the game! It's time for Andy, Ali and Matt to wax lyrical about the eponymous bald assassin for what could be the final time... Listen to this special Hitman 3 episode of the Codec Moments Podcast to find out: Why not join our Discord channels to...


2020 Gaming Quiz of the Year

It's our annual trip down memory lane where Matt and Andy pose questions at two unsuspecting guests - or in this case, Ali being joined by Stuart Cullen. Filled with mince pies, Xmas pudding, and surrounded by shredded wrapping paper, the team recorded this in a state of post-Xmas bliss... whether they still felt good at the end is another question entirely. Join them for the 2020 Gaming Quiz of the Year and see if you can beat their scores. Listen to this episode of The Codec Moments...


Games of the Eighth Generation

The eighth generation of consoles begins to draw to a close, and it's now nearly time to get our hands on whatever wonders Sony and Microsoft are going to release in 2020. Rather than figuring out a convoluted way of determining the best games of a generation, the team have kept it simple and are only considering which games they can remember playing. Picking a highlight from each year, this is a nostalgic tour from 2013 to present for Matt, Andy and Ali as they cast their minds back to a...


Pre-Order Madness

The next generation approaches and the team have been frantically trying to secure themselves a new console in November. Well, some have, other's did it back in May and have breezed through the last few weeks with nary a care in the world. Andy's disappeared into a decorating black hole for this podcast, so you're stuck with Ali and Matt talking for an hour about pre-ordering, new news on the machines that aren't far away, and a few other bits besides. In this episode of the Codec Moments...


The Logitech G923 Show and Other Stuff

It's been at least 6 months since we last did a gaming roundup, so it seemed a sensible time to get talking - we all must have played something, right? Turns out it was mostly the same games and even with Andy on board there's still a heavy racing slant. Ali gets to talk about the Logitech G923, Matt wonders about the sanity of Project CARS 3, and Andy tells us how he's training to be the next Eddie Irvine (it's the most recent F1 driver he can remember). Vehophobes don't worry, we do get...


Xbox No-show Case

On 23rd July 2020, Microsoft hosted another online event that promised to showcase new and exciting games for their new console, the Xbox Series X. Straining with excitement, Ali watched the whole livestream to see if his dreams of ray tracing would be realised this autumn. Little did he realise that things were going to take an unexpected turn... Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast about the Xbox Series X to find out: Why not join our Discord channels to talk games (and...


Getting Back On Track

Really, what did you expect? F1 2020 has been released and we wouldn't do a podcast about it? C'mon! Matt and Ali can't resist the chance to talk about Formula 1, wheel setups and tyre feel on a race track. Don't switch off if you're a casual race fan though, there's some new options in this year's iteration that might appeal. Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments podcast to hear all about: Why not join our Discord channels to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live...


PS5 Reveal-ations

With Sony's press conference on the 11th June 2020 showcasing a huge number of upcoming next generation games, the new DualSense controller, and the all important looks of the PS5, we decided to sit down and capture our thoughts (good and bad) on what we'd seen. Well, we being Ali and Matt... Andy was too busy to watch the event so had to receive all the info via live text message, then sift through what was true, and what we'd made up. There was a lot of great things on show, and a few bits...


PS5 and Series X - Next Gen Natter

In this episode of the Codec Moments podcast which should really have been called "You won't believe the stuff the PS5 and Series X can do!", the team get together to have a chat about everything they know about the next generation of consoles. It turns out that's not a lot, but they do manage to avoid fanboy baiting each other and starting a fight. Of course, with Matt and Ali on the mics there's bound to be some racing game talk, and given the DiRT 5 announcement recently it's no surprise...


Corona Momentum 2020

You wait for ages then two podcasts come along at once! Hot on the heels of the They Live: Assault on Cable 54 boardgame episode (literally 5 minutes after), Andy, Matt and Ali discuss what they've been up to in the first couple of weeks of the countrywide lockdown. How has being confined to their houses affected their gaming habits? Are they starting to go stir crazy? Isn't this just normal for Andy? Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast to find out: Why not join our Discord...


They Live: Assault on Cable 54 Kickstarter

In a very special episode of the Codec Moments Podcast, the team talk to Andrew Aitcheson, one of the co-creators of They Live: Assault on Cable 54 - a table top game that's currently being funded on Kickstarter. As part of Iconiq Studios, Andrew talks us through where the inspiration came from, what the main challenges have been getting it up and running, and what the crowd funding process is like. Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast to find out: Why not join our Discord...


February 2020 Gaming Roundup

We're back in to the rhythm of never having time to get everyone together to record and failing to put out content. In a vague effort to do at least one thing for the Codec Moments podcast in March, Matt and Ali got together to talk about what they've played through February. It turned out to be a very busy month with more games than they realised. Andy's still lost in the depths of his man cave rebuild... Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments podcast to find out: OverpassGRID Why...


A Bit Of Gaming Tech

With it recently being the festive period, it's a time when traditionally the capitalist market goes into overdrive and consumerism dominates. This means usually we here at Codec Moments have been bought something fabulously techie, or have used the season of goodwill to cheer ourselves up with a fancy piece of kit. So it's a bit strange then that only one of us has been on any type of spending spree and treated themselves to new peripherals... like a HOTAS flightstick. Listen to this...


Games to Look Forward To... 2020

It's a scant 10 days into January and we're putting out our second podcast of year... officially more than the last 3 months of 2019. Woo! What's more, it was actually a live broadcast on our own internet radio channel. Oooh, get us catching up with the early Naught-ies. For those that missed the delight of hearing us screw up in real time, here's an edited version that makes us sound ever-so-slightly more professional when we're talking about the games of 2020 that we're interested in. If...


Gaming Quiz of the Decade & Codec Momentum 2019

It's been a long year in gaming, and we're about to make it even longer with our quiz that not only features things from 2019, but from the whole of the last decade. There's also the final roundup of Codec Momentum for the year, and news on what we'll be doing with it in 2020. Join Matt, Andy and Ali for a trip down memory forgetful lane... In this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast, you'll hear: The quiz music theme used in this episode appears courtesy of Purple Planet...


2019's Surprises and Disappointments

Another year has passed all too quickly, and the team find themselves not only staring down another year, but it's another decade too. To psyche themselves up for what the future may bring, Matt, Andy and Ali spend some time looking backwards on what surprised and disappointed them in 2019. As a bonus (or simply a way to fill more airtime if you're being cynical), they also had a think on what from the last ten years has made them coo with delight and groan in anguish. In this episode of...


Codec Momentum - October 2019

Another month goes by, the night's are drawing in, it's getting cold, and it's nearing the end of the year... which means we've been tucked up playing games rather than recording podcasts. Two of us managed to emerge from our sofa's though and have checked out how October's Codec Momentum entrants have performed. Plus, we finally got around to discussing what we think of GRID and Death Stranding. Listen to this month's Codec Momentum update to find out: Why not join our Discord to talk...