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Hardware 9 - iPad, eReaders, and who has the brighter future, Intel or AMD?

Posted on 29th Jan 2010 at 16:57 by Podcast with 7 comments

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The hardware podcast kicks off 2010 belatedly, but with over 55 minutes of hardcore hardware chat. Alex, Clive and Antony discuss everything the major since our last hardware pod in November 2009.

Intel's cancelled Larrabee, but launched the first CPUs with integrated graphics, but are there clouds on the horizon for x86?

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Gaming Podcast 9 - AvP, Heavy Rain and Hellgate

Posted on 19th Jan 2010 at 16:05 by Podcast with 13 comments

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The colossus which is the bit-tech gaming podcast may be slow to wake after the excitement of new year, but when it gets going then there's little that will stop it!

Which is our lame way of saying that we're sorry the first podcast of 2010 is a bit late, but that we hope it's exciting enough to make up for it. It should be anyway, with discussion covering all the games we're looking forward to next year, the merits and flaws of Steam and a whole batch of reader mail.

There's also a story that Harry tells about Joe which is totally made up and which nobody should listen to or believe. Says Joe.

On top of that we've got the usual Guess The Screenshot competition - though it's not the only competition we have on bit-tech at the moment by a long way. Check out the Competitions Hub for more chances to win prizes.

Use the links below to listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe in iTunes to make sure you don't miss any future casts! Oh, and let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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The Cheesecake Podcast 2009

Posted on 25th Dec 2009 at 09:11 by Podcast with 32 comments

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Here it is; the second official bit-tech.net and Custom PC cheesecake podcast, which sees Clive, Alex, Harry, Richard and Joe sitting down to munch their way through six entire cheesecakes. At the end they try to give a verdict on which one is best - with the operative word being 'try'.

There's a transcript up on the front page for those of you who prefer the retro format like our previous cheesecake supertest, but the podcast contains a fair bit of extra content for those of you who want to go with a full-fat option.

The transcript and the podcast do differ a bit admittedly - there was an aborted five minute introduction that we cut from the audio but left in the transcript, along with a few other things, so don't count on them being identical. The audio isn't as clear as normal either - it's hard to stay focused when you're buoyed up on enough sugar to kill an elephant!

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Gaming 8 - Steamworks, Consolification and Scooters

Posted on 30th Nov 2009 at 10:33 by Podcast with 11 comments

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This week's gaming podcast features a small ensemble - just Joe, Mark and Richard - but it's still as exciting as ever. That might not be saying much, but at we get through a load of interesting topics this time.

As well as talking about the big topics of the moment, such as the Steamworks boycott and whether games have a place in education, we've also got the usual competitions. Listen here to find out if you won the Guess The Screenshot compo and won yourself a Good Old Game of your choice!

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Gaming 7 - Modern Warfare 2 and getting into the industry

Posted on 18th Nov 2009 at 11:05 by Podcast with 14 comments

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Better late than never they say, but clearly 'they' have never worked in publishing... Anyway, apologies for not getting this up earlier - some naughty podcasters and heavy deadline schedules have delayed us. Still, it's worth the wait as Harry, Joe, Rich and Clive talk about that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 review.

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Hardware 8 - Many CPUs, Dream PCs and mobile gaming

Posted on 5th Nov 2009 at 18:17 by Podcast with 9 comments

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We're back with another Hardware Podcast - so good it's spelled in capitals. Rich, Harry and Clive get together to talk about all the hot (and just power-efficient) hardware of the last fortnight. Tune in to hear what we think of Intel's Atom (clue - it's not very good, is it?) VIA's new Nano processor and news on what Intel's up to.

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Gaming Podcast 6 - IWNet, Windows 7 and Yak Meat

Posted on 29th Oct 2009 at 11:27 by Podcast with 11 comments

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With Alex and Tim both available for a podcast this week, we sit down to discuss all the latest gaming news and controversies - from Activision's unveiling of IWNet for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to games compatibility in Windows 7.

That's not all we've got going on though - we also sit down for a quick snack of Chinese Yak meat live on tape and hand out the first of a new set of prizes in our Guess The Screenshot competition. Fun times!

On top of all that we've also got the usual Reader Mail and we finally talk about how good games packaging used to be when everything came in a huge cardboard box.

In the next podcast we'll be discussing how to get into the games industry and whether it's more important to have a recognised qualification or some experience in the real world. We'd love to hear your thoughts on all this, so drop your opinions in the forums or send them to the usual email address - Podcast@CustomPC.co.uk. Please be sure to mark your emails as 'Gaming Podcast'.

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Hardware Podcast 7 - this time it's loud!

Posted on 23rd Oct 2009 at 17:37 by Podcast with 11 comments

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First off, apologies for not getting this up yesterday, and for it being so quiet the first time - the podcast fairy has been pretty slack this week. This is the seventh hardware podcast, and Rich, Harry and Tim are joined by Asus bod Iain Bristow. If any other manufacturers would like to join us for pod, please let us know and we'll try to organise it. Up for discussion are:

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Gaming Podcast 5 - Art, Advertising and Attitude

Posted on 15th Oct 2009 at 10:35 by Podcast with 12 comments

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The fourth Gaming Pocast from the CustomPC and bit-tech team, again hosted by Joe and this time with Harry, Mark and Antony joining in for plenty of discussion about the latest events in the games industry across all platforms.

This week we talk about whether games journalists should have to develop games as a qualification, whether games can ever really be considered as an art form and why we've all been put off by the new advertising for Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2.

We also talk about the pending release of Windows 7 and why Joe isn't going to upgrade, as well as whether Valve might have a hidden dark side. Chilling stuff.

We've got a new prize to give away in the competition this week too, so listen closely and if you can guess the game we're describing then send your clearly labelled emails to Podcast@custompc.co.uk - and remember to put 'Gaming Podcast 5' in the subject line, or drop your thoughts in the forums.

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Hardware Podcast 6 – Nvidia has a Fermi, snigger, and the new F3 is epic

Posted on 8th Oct 2009 at 19:35 by Podcast with 10 comments

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The sixth Hardware podcast sees Antony, Clive, Harry and Rich chat about all the latest hardware goings on. Discussed in the episode is Nvidia’s new GPU architecture, Fermi. Yes, yes, Nvidia’s got a Fermi – stop sniggering at the back!

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