All posts by Archaeon

S06E24 – Fadsploitation

When it comes to entertainment media the influence that fads hold is undeniable. They have the power to make or shelve movies, turn mediocre games into cash-cows, and alter the public perception of good and bad – in terms of taste and decency anyway. Join us

S06E23 – ConFuzzled 2013

One of the wonderful things about geeks is that we come in all shapes, sizes, ages, races and eccentricities – cosplayers, gamers, steampunks, gadgeteers, nerds, otaku of all types, wargamers, bronies, role-players, chiptuners, comic/manga artists and more. Of all the subcultures in our vast community

S06E22 – E3 2013 Special

So the Electronic Entertainment Expo – or E3 as it’s more widely known – is upon us once more, but this year we’ve been expecting major announcements from Sony and Microsoft about their respective next generation consoles. Join us  as we consider the opening gambits in

Competition Time!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! In just a few weeks the North East will see the arrival of its newest convention – ONECon – on the 24th and 25th of August, and to celebrate this shiny new event we’ve teamed up with the organisers to

S06E21 – MCM London Comic Con 2013 Special

2013 seems to be a year of change in the realms of geekdom – one of which is the rebranding of MCM Expo. Our intrepid interviewer Harry went along for the weekend, so join us as we take a whistle-stop tour of MCM London Comic

S06E20 – Copy Pasta Tastes Weird

What’s the difference between a remake, jumping on the bandwagon, and a blatant rip-off? Does repackaging or re-skinning a game make it better in any way?Join us to find out the answers to these questions and more. This week’s news has been recycled – several

S06E19 – Service with a Smile

How do you make fans happy? It’s a question that plagued the entertainment industry for decades until some bright spark had the brilliant idea that catering to the fan’s libido was the quickest and most cost-effective method. After all, sex sells – right? Join us as

Stay Tuned

Okay, we were planning to be back on the air today but there have been a number of technical problems with the studio at CVFM while we were on our break. We’ve been trying to sort out various issues since Tuesday but it’s going to

S06E18 – Animate the World

On this episode we explore the wonderful – and sometimes weird – world of animation in our quest to find out why the medium has become so popular, whether games really need cutscenes, and why Eastern and Western animation are so different. This week’s news

S06E17 – Everything’s Super

Super-powers have long been amongst the top five things on the average geek’s Christmas list, but what actually constitutes a “super-power” and where does magic fit in? Join us as we explore the rise of mainstream super-powered media. This week’s news thinks spandex is the height