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Let's Talk About Tech



BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
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access_time2 months ago
Fresh from their triple BAFTA win Helen and Aleksander from ZA/UM join Adam to talk about Disco Elysium - and there's good news for Switch owners.
FamilyGamerTV's Andy Roberston is also with us to talk about - which aims to help families pick appropriate and even useful games to play and share.
access_time2 months ago
For this special Bafta Games preview Adam's spoke to Remedy, makers of 'Control' and the actor, Laura Bailey who's nominated for her performance in 'Gears 5'
access_time2 months ago
Odee joins Adam to talk about the cancellation of the COD League's live events and then it's on to talking about not one, not two but three games! Animal Crossing NH, Doom and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Can you spot the deliberate mistake in this edition?
access_time2 months ago
Help for Heroes want games to use their skills for good and help them through @HeroUpGaming
Ryan Elser has been playing, and writing, about Destiny since the beginning. He joined Adam to talk about a game that’s almost 6 years into its life span.
And another magazine maker has designs on your wallet.
access_time3 months ago
The Destiny we have is the Destiny we're keeping Bungie tells Adam and cult stationery company Field Notes have designs on - or should that be for - your Dungeons & Dragons character sheets.
access_time3 months ago
At the Yorkshire Games Festival to talk about making games with Sabrina Carmona, Zi Peters and Mike Bithell.
Warning, this podcast may contain unexpected Jordan Erica Webbers.
access_time3 months ago
The discrete pleasures of ridding Rebellion's Zombie Army 4 of undead Nazi hordes discussed and are magazines coming back? The editors of Hellebore and Senet think they are.
access_time3 months ago
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions.
access_time3 months ago
William Gibson started out writing books that felt like they were set decades into a possible future.
Unusually for a writer of speculative fiction he's been creeping closer and closer to the now.
Adam met him to talk about 'Agency', what's now the second part of his fourth trilogy)
access_time4 months ago
How do tackle a blue hedgehog that goes awfully fast on the big screen? Tom Holkenborg, composer of the new movie's OST has some ideas.

And why would anyone set a game during one of the darkest periods of European history? Kevin and Kevin from Asobo - makers of 'A Plague Tale: Innocence' have their reasons
access_time4 months ago
Ben Maxwell from PCGamesN and First World War historian, Dr Chris Kempshall join Adam to talk about the award-winning film 1917.
Games have definitely learnt some of their tricks from films, but is the current running more the other way now? Arguably Sam Mendes new film shares quite a lot with gaming entities like CoD and Medal of Honour but was that deliberate?
access_time4 months ago
Excel Esport's new Chief Commercial Officer, Robin McCammon reflects on making the jump across the electronic divide from adidas and
Launcher’s Elise Favis catches us up about the Californian state government's intervention in the Riot Games class action law suit settlement.
access_time4 months ago
Zachary Smith is the CEO of Packet and he wants to change the way we use The Cloud. This is no longer about the centre; it's about The Edge.
access_time5 months ago
Royal Mail's Philip Parker explains why the UK's games industry has made it into stamp form. And Jon Hare, one of the creators of Sensible Soccer (and new game Sociable Soccer) joins Adam to talk about the scene that's being celebrated in stamp form: the scene that's become the industry we have today.
access_time5 months ago
2019's games sales figures may not be all bad according to Kim Bayley, the CEO of the Entertainment Retailers Association.
And Bruce Straley, formerly of Naughty Dog, gives us a sense of the Way of Bruce.
access_time5 months ago
BBC Millbank's smaller radio studio is packed to the rafters as Adam's joined by indie developer Mike Bithell, editor of Jessica Wells, comedian and streamer Steve McNeil and Sam Loveridge the global editor-in-chief of GamesRadar for the annual Yuletide edition.

Recorded at the beginning of December, Sam proves her prophetic powers by calling it on the name of the next Xbox console. This recording includes Top Trumps action.
access_time6 months ago
Respawn Entertainment's 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' discussed with Jordan Oloman - who looked at the game for TechRadar - and a romp through the results of the Games Awards which were handed out last week.

And just what are Killmonday Games getting up to in a forest north of Stockholm? Adam met the studio's leads in Skövde at the Sweden Game Conference.
access_time6 months ago
Dice Breaker's Matt Jarvis, Andy Robertson from Ask About Games and Dave Jewitt join Adam for some seasonal suggestions. And Dave has something new up his sleeve )
access_time6 months ago
Tracks-The Train Set Game brings the simple pleasure of a wooden train set to the game space, but what's the allure of the simulator genre? Will Freeman helps explain
access_time6 months ago
New research from Chichester University says esports performers are under as much pressure as other sports people.
Dr Phil Birch, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology explains.
And the team from the Glass House Games Show come on to talk about their new project; long format discussion and reviews.
access_time7 months ago
Why did the Esports Awards move to Texas and what's happening next for them? At the Golden Joysticks Adam catches a word with CD Projekt Red about Cyberpunbk 2077 and makers of control, Remedy.

Cloud based systems are picking up a lot of attention at the moment so, what are Shadow up to with their Ghost system? Florian Giraud and Luke Hancock try to get Adam to understand.

(Warning; this podcast may contain traces of Danny Wallace. User caution is advised.)
access_time7 months ago
Why are some bits of the visible moon darker than others? What's the large hadron collider for? And what might quantum computers do for science?
access_time7 months ago
In 'A Game of Birds of Wolves' the writer, Simon Parkin reveals the hidden history of a war game that helped to win the Battle of the Atlantic and the people who created it, played it and helped to blow a Raspberry at Hitler with it.
access_time7 months ago
16 editions in and Activision reboot Call of Duty's Modern Warfare sub-series, but is it a success? Tech Radar's Vic Hood and Josh West from Games Radar rally on Adam R's position for a sitrep. A-ok or KIA? Maybe it's not that simple.
access_time7 months ago
Åsa Roos, Principal UX Designer at Bioware discusses the importance of the choices that get made when making a game.
access_time8 months ago
Voting in this year's Golden Joysticks ends very soon as Sam Loveridge from GamesRadar explains and Sweden's Minister for Energy and Digitalization, Anders Ygeman turns out to be one of the ZX81 generation.
Finally Hanna Fogelberg explains why care is the right answer to social media hate.
access_time8 months ago
Why do some games pass into the collective memory? Should we be celebrating old games more?
All this and more besides as Mike Diver joins Adam to talk about his new book, 'Retro Gaming: A byte-sized history of video games'
access_time8 months ago
Who hasn't sat in a traffic jam and cursed the planners? "If only this traffic light had a turn left lane why isn't there a flyover here." The new game from New Zealand-based Dinosaur Polo Club - Mini Motorways - leverages exactly that impulse.
access_time8 months ago
A decade after first speaking to the innovative games maker Jenova Chen, Adam sits down with the creator of 'Journey' and 'Flower' to talk about thatgamescompany's new project, 'Sky: Children of Light'
access_time8 months ago
Chris Cox from ustwo games talks about their new experience - Assemble With Care - and what are Adventurers Wanted about to get up to over on Switch?
access_time9 months ago
Vic Hood from TechRadar joins Adam to talk about Gears 5 and we hear from The Coalition's Matt Searcy.
There's also the first outing for our new feature; Gaming Thought For the Day shamelessly harvested from Jake @Ex_Profundis
access_time9 months ago
Game On goes back to Twickenham to hear more about League of Legends and esports at the final of the UKLC Summer Split.
access_time9 months ago
Steffan Powell from Newsbeat joins Adam to talk about Activsion’s decision to take their COD pro-league to a franchise format and talk about esports more widely.
Then; road trip to Twickenham for the League of Legends UK LC Summer Split and a chat with the man who helped set it all up.
access_time9 months ago
A new channel for tabletop games discussed, reasons to get back into Destiny 2 explored and Monopoly: Socialism dissected
Monopoly: Socialism, discussed
access_time10 months ago
What does Cyberpunk Red tell us about CD Projekt Red's upcoming game in the same universe? Peter Allison's been hands on and has some thoughts.
The Warsaw Uprising was happening 75 years ago. It took a terrible toll on the city and its people. Krzysztof Paplinski, the producer of 'WARSAW' - a tactical WWII RPG - explains his team's approach to a difficult topic.
access_time10 months ago
Wolfenstein: Youngblood discussed with VG247's Kirk McKeand and an interview with Andreas Öjerfors from MachineGames.
And this is a special Executive Edition of Game On
access_time10 months ago
Lee Trink - CEO of esports giants FaZe Clan - explains why he believes games are the new mainstream and Mark Greenway from Dovetail wants you to embrace your inner fisherman, virtually.
access_time11 months ago
Adam Rosser brings you this weeks episode of Game On.
access_time11 months ago
Fevzi Turkalp from answers 5Live listeners’ technology questions

From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.

In this week’s tech phone-in advises listeners on…

• Will Windows 7 be safe to use after January 2020 when Microsoft stop supporting it?
• Sticky Keys, what they are and who will find them useful
• Watching Netflix on an affordable Amazon Fire tablet
• What you can do to improve your TV signal
• What was your first computer
• How to improve the performance of your computer without having to buy upgrades
• How to upload your videos to YouTube & how to produce more professional looking videos
• Shooting good video footage of sports on your smartphone, and other devices
• Why a streaming stick/box is better than your smart TV
• How to connect an old DVD player to a modern TV set
access_time11 months ago
At the opening of Microsoft's flagship store in the UK, Adam asks Senior Store Manager, John Carter has made the move into the real.
And Roll20 lets you take your RPG group online as Soraya Een Hajji explains.
access_time11 months ago
Stadia is Google's take on the future of gaming; cloud based and online. Phil Harrison, industry veteran and head of the programme gives Adam and Chris Fox the outline of things to come from them.
With heavy diesel engines roaring in the background Richard Cutland, tank man and Chieftain apologist, tells Adam why Wargaming, the people behind World of Tanks, enjoy working with the Bovington Tank Museum so much.
access_time11 months ago
Adveturers Wanted are taking their mix of theatre and Dungeons and Dragons to the Edinburgh Fringe and the audience can get in on the action. And as Niantic launches Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Adam speaks to Alex Fleetwood the new head of Niantic London.
access_time12 months ago
Games Radar editor, Sam Loveridge and Robin Gray from just launched Gayming Mag join Adam to talk about E3 and some points arising . Later we hear from Sumo Digital's David Littlewood about Team Sonic Racing and making games in Nottingham.
access_time12 months ago
After the surprise announcement at E3 Adam and journalist Peter Allison look ahead to next and Cyberpunk 2077 and then a step back to chat about UK Games Expo.

Razer unveiled their 2019 range of gaming laptops at an event at the end of May and Adam was there to speak to VP for Razer Europe, Matthias Kjessler.
access_time1 year ago
To discuss the W.H.O.'s decision to include "gaming disorder" in its updated International Statistical Classification of Diseases.
Adam's joined by Dr Pete Etchells and Andy Roberston.
This Executive Edition is presented for your consideration.
access_time1 year ago
Life at the top of the games industry and the drive to get more women into the industry discussed with Marie-Claire Isaaman the CEO of Women in Games and Jade Redmond - before we knew she was joining Google to launch their games studio - at the Fun & Serious festival in Bilboa.
access_time1 year ago
Ivor and me? The Ivor Novello Awards and games music composer David Housden, actually.
Adam chats to David in the composer's home studio about music and games
access_time1 year ago
Greg Tito from Wizards and Adam Bradford, co-founder of D&D Beyond join Adam to talk 5e and D&D Live 2019: The Descent
access_time1 year ago
At the escape room world championships Game On meets a record holder and the programmer turned librarian turned academic who designs some of the best.
access_time1 year ago
This week we're talking about Homeworld being realised in Lego, what Marvel have on the horizon and one man's decision to brave the deep meta of League of Legends