Episode 7 of the CPC and bit-tech Podcast
Yay! It's time for another CustomPC and bit-tech
gaming podcast, so you can all listen to us drone on about what games we've been playing lately and such.
Before you venture into the podcast proper though, which you can do at the bottom of the page, it's worth warning you that we recorded the podcast before lunch today - so Joe was in a bit of a grumpy mood and raged on pretty much every topic. In fact, things get pretty heated at one point, when Joe declares that The Beatles are a load of rubbish and is forced to withstand the combined wrath of Alex and Mark. Luckily, some well-placed trivia about the invention of commercial X-ray technology meant that the situation was quickly defused - phew!
Most of the podcast goes pretty well though and we cover a wide range of topics this week, from the launch of the recent OnLive beta
to the controversies that have broken out over the Team Fortress 2 anti-cheat measures
that Valve have recently rolled out. We also fill you in on the reality of working as a games tester, made relevant by Sony's newly announced reality TV show, 'The Tester
After that we have the usual Guess The Screenshot competition and we give away the prizes from the last competition. The screenshot we were describing last week was from the phenomenally creepy The Path
, from Tale of Tales
. Henry Hopcroft was the lucky winner, bagging himself a copy of surrealist indie brawler, Zeno Clash
. If you want to stand a chance of winning your own copy then you'll have to listen closely and try and guess what screenshot we're describing this week.
Listen to the podcast using the links below
Antony joins in on the gaming podcast for the first time too, filling us in on his recent trip to the Electronic Arts' headquarters and telling us what he thinks of Need for Speed: Shift
, which is due out fairly soon.
If you've got questions or comments about the podcast, or you just want to raise a topic for us to discuss next time then be sure to drop it in the comments thread
or email it to us directly at Podcast-at-CustomPC-dot-co.uk.
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Alternatively, if you prefer or have missed out on the old style of podcast then you can catch up with the old-fashioned CPC and bit-tech
episodes using the new online archive which we've built up in the Blogs section of the site
- which even lets you sort the boring hardware podcasts
our from the vastly superior gaming podcasts
We'd like to thank Shure
for supplying microphones for us to use to record these podcasts. The podcast also features music from Brad Sucks
. Let us know your thoughts on the podcast in the forums