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Connected #1 – Eurogamer Expo and a slice of Raspberry Pi

Written by on 5th October 2012

Hello and welcome to Connected on Siren FM! Jon Cresswell here, and every week I’ll be joined by Darren Cooke to go through all things fun. Here on the website we’ll be posting our best bits, links to stories we chat about and a little bit more. Here we go then…

On episode 1, we’re chatting about the latest episodes of Doctor Who and new Red Dwarf, looked back over the highlights of the Eurogamer Expo, spoke to the man behind the Raspberry Pi, looked at the tech and gaming headlines of the week with a bit of an eclectic soundtrack with the music of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Raspberry Pi

A few months ago I spoke to Eben Upton: one of the founders of the Raspberry Pi foundation about their project to build cheap, $25 computers the size of a credit card. It’s mainly about how they can be used in schools, and we haven’t played it in full on Siren until now – and if you missed it, here it is again.

Eurogamer Expo: WiiU

Stephen Jackman was our man on the ground at last week’s Eurogamer Expo, and we sat down to chat with him about his highlights: and most importantly, the WiiU.

The Link Stash

Here’s where you can read up on what we’ve been talking about:


  • Get it Together – The Go Team – LittleBigPlanet
  • Heaven is a Halfpipe – OPM
  • Club Foot – Kasabian – FIFA 13
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Gusty Garden Galaxy – London Philharmonic Orchestra – Super Mario Galaxy
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson – Rock Band Blitz
  • Nick Clegg Says I’m Sorry (The Autotuned Remix) – The Poke & Alex Ross
  • Razorlight – In The Morning
  • Still Alive (Featuring Sara Quin) – Jonathan Coulton – Portal
  • Mario Theme – London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen

Our gaming mixtape was Sonic the Hedgehog, with a few interesting choices….

  • City Escape – Sonic Adventure 2
  • E.G.G.M.A.N. – Sonic Adventure 2
  • Open Your Heart – Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Boom – Sonic CD

Next week we’re talking Pokemon to celebrate the release of Black and White 2 as well as celebrating the fantastic Vice City soundtrack – but we’re not sure which radio station to pick our tunes from! Tweet or email us your favourite station from Vice City to help us decide what we’ll be picking next week’s songs from…