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Connected #14 – Insult Sword Fighting, Graph Search and THQ

Written by on 27th January 2013

ep14This week on Siren FM’s geek culture show: Jon and Darren consider how to improve Tennis matches with the music of Mario and have a go at Monkey Island’s legendary insult sword fighting.

There’s Facebook’s latest attempt at being simultaneously creepy and fascinating, the latest news plus the music of Final Fantasy in the mixtape.

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Connected – Episode 14 by Connected on Mixcloud

Facebook Graph Search

Covered in episode 13’s Week in Geek, Facebook’s new search takes the data it has on people and twists it round in new ways… so what’s the impact on you? We chat about it with the help of some actual (and sometimes creepy) Facebook Graph Searches from Tom Scott.

But for a sillier take on how the Graph Search will go, we made a little parody advert:

Insult Sword Fighting

As Darren’s latest test on ‘Wild Challenge Appeared’, he had to take on Monkey Island’s favourite swashbuckling challenge – Insult Sword Fighting!

It’s as someone’s turned it in to a HTML powered game you can play in your browser – so give it a go here and let us know what you think.

Jon’s Dubious Hat

To celebrate Siren’s new webcams Jon put on an… interesting bit of headwear. Half of the office thought it was great but the other half thought he was a bit of a nutter for it. Probably a bit of both.



Wrath Of Marcie – The Go! Team
Do You Realise? – The Flaming Lips
Staff Credits – The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker
Tetris – London Philharmonic Orchestra And Andrew Skeet
Cara Mia Addio – Aperture Science Psychoacoustic Laboratories
Aloha De Chocobo – Final Fantasy IX
A Face Forgotten – Final Fantasy IX
Fire – Ingrid Michaelson
Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
We Are Theives – Final Fantasy IX
One More Time – Daft Punk
I Predict A Riot – By Kaiser Chiefs
The Power Of Love – By Huey Lewis And The News
Dark Messenger – Final Fantasy IX
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson


Next week we’re going to give you another chance to take part in the opinion amnesty – a chance to get the thoughts off your chest about games however unpopular they may be. It’ll be live on next week’s show or you can get them in early by tweeting with the hashtag #gameamnesty.

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