January 30, 2020

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 episode of the Codec Moments podcast to find out:

  • Who's been buying stuff
  • Which games we were looking forward to have been delayed
  • What a load cell does
  • How much we know about the price of peripherals (not much it turns out)
  • What the latest Fossil smartwatch is like
  • If Andy broke free from his Apple shackles
  • The correct way of pronouncing HOTAS

Why not join our Discord channels to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord is going to put too many buttons on a HOTAS flightstick, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon.

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 that's not enough, you can have around the clock noise right here.

In this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast, you'll hear:

  • Which games each of us looking forward to in the first half of 2020
  • Some random tenuously linked CES gadget announcements
  • A bit of a filthy quiz that neither Ali or Matt felt clean after
  • Live jingles
  • Late additions to the running order
  • Mis-pronunciations
  • GAME store news (and a bit of ranting)
  • and more!

Why not join our Discord channels to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord is going to questions your skills on identifying grot film titles rather than your 2020 games taste, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon.

 

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:

  • What gingerbread beer tastes like
  • Whether starting a quiz after 10pm is a good idea
  • Why the buzzers sound so familiar
  • What it takes for Andy to lose his cool... and that he really doesn't like answering quiz questions
  • Who finished where in the last leaderboard update for Codec Momentum
  • If it was really worth all the time and effort to research the last decade and pose questions to Ali and Andy who couldn't give a f&*% about taking part
  • How Codec Momentum is changing in 2020
  • and not much thinking time because that was boring and got chopped in the edit

The quiz music theme used in this episode appears courtesy of Purple Planet (https://www.purple-planet.com).

Why not join our Discord channels to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord is going to make you think about 10 years of gaming history, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon.

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 the Codec Moments Podcast you'll hear:

  • Gushing over releases in 2019
  • Ranting about Stadia
  • Whether Andy can think of anything older than a few days
  • If the Switch has sold more than the PS4 (it hasn't)
  • How many copies of Skyrim Matt has owned
  • If Ali is an Xbox fanboy (he is)
  • Which games lit up our year

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord will make you play MGSV, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon with a quiz of the decade.

November 22, 2019

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:

  • Who's missing from the team line up
  • What we honestly think about Codemasters latest racer
  • Is Death Stranding intriguing?
  • If the leaderboard has changed since last month
  • How WRC 8 plays
  • What the December bonus points will be for
  • and who won the monthly prize draw

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord forces too many racing games on you, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon with our surprises and disappointments of 2019.

It might be later than planned, but the update for September's Codec Momentum is finally here.  Ali and Matt run through the highlights of the last month, rundown the leaderboard, and draw the winner of this month's prize.

Listen to this latest episode to find out:

  • What excuses they can come up with for why the episode is late
  • If they're getting the latest Call of Duty
  • Which games they finished last month
  • Where Andy is
  • and more.

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord doesn't like bonus points, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return soon with a conversation about GRID and WRC 8.

October 4, 2019

Control Spoilercast

We've been playing Control... lots and lots of Control.  So much that we've had to spill our guts and make a podcast about everything that happens in the game that made us go WTF!  This is true spoiler territory, so listen at your own discretion (or go and play the game, then come and listen).

 In this podcast you'll hear:

  • Major spoilers for Control
  • Too much about documents and backstory
  • Lots of censor beeps
  • Redacted and the redacted
  • Our theories on the protagonist Jesse Fayden
  • What we thought of the redacted in the redacted when you redacted with the redacted
  • How it encouraged us to keep exploring the Oldest House
  • Why Ali isn't with us for this one
  • and redacted.

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord will make you stare at a fridge, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return with the September Codec Momentum update.

September 7, 2019

Codec Momentum - August 2019

It's the latest Codec Momentum update and in the aftermath of Apocalyptic August, the team are here to let you know what they attempted through the month, and what's changed on the leaderboard.  How did you do in the heart of the summer holidays?

Listen to this episode of the Codec Moments Podcast to find out:

  • Who did what in Apocalyptic August
  • How much Hitman 2 the team can get away with talking about
  • What distance has SaintlyStuart covered in his long walk, and if there's immaturity around the word pedometer again
  • Will there be a Control spoilercast (spoilers... yes!)
  • What state the leaderboard is in
  • Who's won the prize draw and whether last month's was even paid out

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord will make you take part in Apocalyptic August next year, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return in a few weeks with lots about the fantastic Control.

August 13, 2019

Codec Momentum - July 2019

Five weeks have passed and it's time for the July Codec Momentum update to bring us all up to speed with games completed, games attempted and what's been happening on social media since the last update.  Ali, Andy and Matt are all on hand to discuss the events of the last month.

Listen in to find out:

  • What state is the leaderboard in
  • Who's won the prize draw this month
  • Why Andy is in Dad mode
  • If we're running a special bonus event in August (yes we are!)
  • and whether the team actually joined in this time (err... no, we didn't)

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord will make you throw your toys out of the pram, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return in a few weeks with the August update.

August 6, 2019

The 6th Birthday Special!

We know, we know.  We promised a cheap and cheerful clips montage podcast a couple of weeks back and failed to deliver.  Well fear not intrepid listener, here it is!  As a way of celebrating the 6th birthday of Codec Moments, Andy, Matt and Ali spent some time in the podcast archives rummaging through the episodes to find their favourite bits.  Be prepared to listen to unfamiliar theme tunes, poorer quality audio, and Brian singing (if you remember who that is).  Stayed tuned to the very end to hear a couple of special announcements about August. 

In this 6th birthday episode of the Codec Moments Podcast, you'll be taken on a trip down memory lane with:

  • Songs licensed for games
  • Jennifer Hale
  • Far too much Hitman
  • Not enough Metal Gear Solid
  • Flat packed boat... need we say more?
  • Corpsing
  • Quizzes
  • and more!

If you want to head back in time, these were the podcasts featured:

Survival School - https://www.codecmoments.com/survival-school/

When Brian Sings - https://www.codecmoments.com/episode-xv-when-brian-sings/

12 Days Of Christmas - https://www.codecmoments.com/episode-xvi-12-days-of-christmas/

Podcasts Are Like Buses - https://www.codecmoments.com/episode-xxi/

Don’t Gotta Catch 'Em All - https://www.codecmoments.com/dont-gotta-catch-em-all-pokemon-go/

No Man… Why? - https://www.codecmoments.com/no-man-why/

Half A Podcast - https://www.codecmoments.com/half-a-podcast/

Two Decades Of Tomb Raiding - https://www.codecmoments.com/two-decades-tomb-raiding/

Hitman Thought Shower - https://www.codecmoments.com/hitman-thought-shower/

(or https://youtu.be/PMC02DtHEhU if you prefer video)

Jennifer Hale Interview - https://www.codecmoments.com/jennifer-hale-interview-2/

Alexa vs Siri... FIGHT! - https://www.codecmoments.com/alexa-vs-siri-fight/

Why not join our Discord to talk games (and other stuff) and listen to live recordings (and join in) – click here.  If you think that Discord will leave you high and dry in the wilderness, then why not check us out on TwitterFacebook or contact us via email.  The Codec Moments Podcast will return next week with the July #CodecMomentum update.

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