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One Life Left

English, Video Games, 24 seasons, 574 episodes, 3 days, 23 hours, 26 minutes
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One Life Left is a radio show about videogames, only not really. We love games but we take them precisely as seriously as they deserve. 99% nonsense and 1% heart-stopping brilliance, they are all supposed to be fun and so are we. We have news, reviews and special guests, sure, but we also play game-related music and we have stupid game-related features like inappropriately dark-hearted poetry, gambling tips and chart news from a market stall. We're on the wonderful Resonance 104.4FM at 7PM every Monday and on the internet all the time, ever, right here.
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One Life Left -- s21e14 -- #460 -- Ho Ho Ho!

It's the last show of the year! Put on your Xmas jumper and settle down to a final 2021 helping of video game related news, letters and reviews as only the team at OLL can deliver! We also have a report on Simon's debut appearance on Twitch! Will he remember us when he's famous?! We'll be back on the radio on Monday 10th January but please do keep your letters coming in to [email protected] and check out our Discord server if you start to miss us! (link below) In the meantime we hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for listening and stay safe out there! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Final Fantasy VII Remake NY Times Crossword Tracklist: Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams - Christmas In Nightopia. Composed by Tomoko Sasaki & Naofumi Hataya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZwrOzTvnH8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e13 -- #459 -- Boosters Activated

Welcome to yet another episode of One Life Left, dear listeners. This is the episode recorded and released on radio before, and the podcast released after, Simon's debut stream on the Twitch!! We also have the Maraoke Christmas Party report, where all went splendidly despite not having a Secret Santa, for Covid related reasons... Thanks to all who made it, and to all who have taken part over the past year! Elsewhere we have the usual news, reviews and letter. Yep, just the one letter this week - from an eager chap who is bound to go far - but with only one more episode to go this year, and before we hit the big time next year, get your letters in posthaste before we're flooded with them! Did you see Simon on your Twitch viewing platform of choice? Write in and let us know what you thought!! Ask us anything! Emails can be sent to us at [email protected] or drop us a line on our Discord server - link below! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Hotwheels Unleashed Below the Ocean Mario Kart 8 Tracklist: Lofi Chiptune Beat by Tsuwami: https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/lofi-chiptune-beat The Exclusive Annual Forest Animal Winter Party by ScanianWolf: https://chipmusic.org/ScanianWolf/music/the-exclusive-annual-forest-animal-winter-party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e12 -- #458 -- Significant Birthdays

Welcome once again, dear listeners, to another episode of One Life Left. Jam packed with video game news, letters and reviews alongside a couple of music tracks to keep you going during this cold, stormy, week! It's Christmas party season and we're no different! The Maraoke Christmas Party is THIS FRIDAY!! (December 10th 2021 for anyone listening out of sync...) The Eventbrite link is below... Meanwhile, has your Mum (or Dad for that matter) ever significantly damaged your car, or other motor vehicle of note?! Write in and let us know at [email protected] or over on our Discord server - Discord link is below, come and say hello. We're a friendly bunch! (Letters about anything non-parent car wrecking are also greatly welcomed!) Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Maraoke Christmas Party 2021 Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-maraoke-2021-christmas-party-tickets-217647899727 The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Beyond a Steel Sky Shiropen Road Death's Door Mario Kart 8 Tracklist: Loco Roco Title Song, composed by Tsutomu Kouno, Nobuyuki Shimizu and Kemmei Adachi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORpDuzjjHU Parappa The Rapper Stage 1 - Chop Chop Master Onion. Composed by Masaya Matsuura and Yoshihisa Suzuki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMUX6b82Zbc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e11 -- #457 -- Jump More

We've a jam packed episode for you this week, dear listeners! Find out about the One Life Left Job Quitting Extravaganza, Simon's diet, why we should be jumping more and who has Simon's gamepad?! The answer may shock you... There's also video game related chat as well as an update on Maraoke (Xmas party dated for December 10th!) Meanwhile, do you know why everyone is quitting their jobs in 2021? Have you quit your job?! Or do you have a video game related question or general musing? Then drop us a line at [email protected] or over on our Discord server, link below! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Tracklist: Robbery! by Coconums https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/robbery! White Russian by Lo-bat https://chipmusic.org/Lo-bat/music/lo-bat---white-russian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s21e10 -- #456 -- Definitive Edition

Welcome to the 50th Lockdown Edition of One Life Left! Otherwise known as episode 10 of season 21 OR episode #456 in total! Join us for more video game related news, letters and reviews! And we do have letters this week, thank you all! There's also a report on the last LIVE Maraoke and, what, another LIVE Maraoke is nigh!? Yes indeed, dear listener, on Friday 19th November, in fact... there's a link for more details down below... Meanwhile, please continue to write in with your questions, or drop us a line on the OLL Discord Server! Email us at [email protected] or a link to our Discord is below for you to hurl words at...  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD MORE Maraoke details! Reviews: GTA III Definitive Edition Tracklist: Karl Marx Did Not Invent Socialism by bloerb https://chipmusic.org/bloerb/music/karl-marx-did-not-invent-socialism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e09 -- #455 -- "Influencing"

This week is the chill out room to last week's monster rave of an episode, dear listeners. No Ann, no SSG, not even any letters! We just get the usual news, reviews and video game related chat. Ste tells us all about his Nordic Game adventures and admits to lying to get a job! OR he employed lateral thinking. You be the judge... We also find out about an upcoming "secret" Maraoke show at Loading Peckham TONIGHT!! (Wednesday 10th November 2021, just to be clear...) Details in the link below... Meanwhile, please do write in and tell us your random video game related musings! Did Ste lie or was it lateral thinking genius?! Email us at [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and drop us a line on there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Maraoke Event Details Reviews: Zombie Army Trilogy Where's My Cupcake? A Way Out Tracklist: The Legendary Theme from the Gitaroo Man OST composed by Keiichi Yano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__p0gCBSZI Moonlight Mayhem (Survival Mode) from the Tricky Towers OST Composed by Jonathan van den Wijngaarden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPRRGw6byKw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20211 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e08 -- #454 -- Is It A Good One?

This is it, dear listeners: The episode you've waited over a year for! It's up there with who shot Montgomery Burns and who killed Laura Palmer! This week we have The Ann Episode! The Scantlebury Saga! All your questions answered plus some video game related shenanigans as well!! Write in and tell us what you thought of it all! Tell us your thoughts, hopes, fears and random musings! Email us at [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and drop us a line on there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Arms Cruise 'n Blast Hidden City: Moriarty's Game: A Killer in the Hive Tracklist: Happy Haunted Sunshine House (Johnny Bravo cover) by sloopygoop https://chipmusic.org/sloopygoop/music/happy-haunted-sunshine-house-johnny-bravo-cover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e07 -- #453 -- On A Boat

Welcome once again, dear listeners, to another packed episode of One Life Left! This week we discuss the "impending" sale of OLL for what could be millions! Simon went on a boat and reports back plus we find out more in the Saga of Scantlebury! Ste reports back from the latest Maraoke, including public Monkey Ball arguments and news of future events. There's also not one but TWO SSGs!! This week we're joined by none other than Ann Scantlebury and Alice Curran! Meanwhile, we're still eager to hear from you all! Write in with a video game related musing for us to discuss on a future episode to [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and drop letters for us there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Metroid Dread ElecHead Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Tracklist: 8 Bit Computing by 8-Bitchintendo https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/8-bit-computing-nes Uncertain Path by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/uncertain-path Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20211 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e06 -- #452 -- Gloomy Light

Hello and welcome to another episode, dear listeners! This week on top of the usual news, letters and reviews, we also have Simon's EGX report as well as him completely smashing his Fast Five feature! This week's topic: 'Sewer Levels'! We're also promised more Ann news next week and, again, here's the link to the gamer chair Simon purchased so you, too, can buy one for your Game Shed! https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9376467 Also see below for links to details and tickets for the next Maraoke event, coming up on Friday 15th October! Already own a gamer chair? Write in and tell us all about it to [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and drop letters for us there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The Maraoke Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke Maraoke Ticket Info: https://www.rulezero.co.uk/product/maraoke-modded-karaoke-october/ The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Pawnbarian Chessplosion Bonfire Peaks Farcry 6 Chezzle Tracklist: New Donk City (Daytime) played by Video Game Piano Players https://open.spotify.com/track/1BhB6Xy9pEu2HpDTmFZ0UG?autoplay=true Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e05 -- #451 -- I'm Snake.

Welcome, dear listeners, to another episode of the longest running video game radio show's podcast! We have more news, reviews, letters and chat (some video game related) than you can shake a stick at! Including another edition of the internet's latest hit: Simon Byron's Fast Five! Also, we have another live, in person, Maraoke coming up on October 15th! See links below for details! Why are we meeting Ann on a boat?! Write in with your best conspiracy theories to [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and let us know there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The Maraoke Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke Maraoke Ticket Info: https://www.rulezero.co.uk/product/maraoke-modded-karaoke-october/ The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Gamedec Pawnbarian Unmetal Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Tracklist: Out of Breqth by YQN https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/out-of-breqth nolf : |//____\\| : incoming transmission by Zackaraiah Leif https://chipmusic.org/Zackaraiah+Leif/music/nolf----__--__--incoming-transmission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e04 -- #450 -- Dinosaurs in Space

This week, dear listeners, we deal with the 1 or 2 Nintendo news items on everyone's lips! Plus: Video game TV/film projects we're not excited about! Alongside all the usual chat, news, letters and reviews you know and love. Speaking of letters, please do drop us a line at [email protected] to have your letter read out and discussed in a future episode, or join our Discord (link below) and leave a letter there!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Sable Tracklist: Project X - Intro and Music - composed by Allister Brimble. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkIyLfN_ms4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e03 -- #449 -- Thanks, Sir Clive

Ladies and gentlemen, on today's episode you will learn what it is like to be kissed and cuddled by gaming itself. Yes, we get the lowdown on Simon's new gaming chair - and should our discussion win you over, a link to said chair is below for you to own one yourself. Mr Byron says it's the most comfortable sit ever! We also talk about Sir Clive Sinclair and what the Spectrum meant to us, along with all your usual OLL favourites including Simon Byron's Fast Five and a report on yet another live Maraoke event! Meanwhile: Did you ever punch Ste in the face ever? Why not write in and tell us all about it at [email protected] or join our Discord (link below) and leave a letter there, as well as joining in on one of our many conversations!  Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Own a chair just like Simon's: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9376467 The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Deathloop Golf Club: Wasteland Tracklist: Jakten På Hästaguldet by ScanianWolf https://chipmusic.org/ScanianWolf/music/jakten-p-hstaguldet KrakrZ by MotionRide https://chipmusic.org/MotionRide/music/krakrz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e02 -- #448 -- Leatherest

Hello dear listeners and welcome to another episode of One Life Left! This week we wrestle with the new reality that is GAME stores. Not just for buying games in anymore, no, but also cosplaying ducks and gaming glasses! We also finally find out about Simon's new job at Yogscast - learn about the arms, fingers and pies therein! Then there's all the usual news, reviews and listener's letters! Speaking of which - you're a listener! Why not write in with a question or general observation?! Slide onto our Discord server (link below) and drop a letter in there or chuck an email at us at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Metro Exodus Webbed Road 96 Button City Demeo Tracklist: Trayectoria a Pluton by Ray_N https://chipmusic.org/Ray_N/music/trayectoria-a-pluton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s21e01 -- #447 -- Go Fly a Kite!

Welcome back, dear listeners, to One Life Left! Did you have a good Summer? Did you fly a kite? Write in and let us know! The veritable smorgasbord of reviews is proof positive we had a good Summer, surely?! Before those, though, we have toddler antics, loads of news (may not be good but it is news!), listener correspondence AND Simon Byron's Fast Five makes its "triumphant" return! Hit us up with your letters! How was your gaming related summer? What did you think of Gamescom?! Either jump onto our Discord server (link below) and post a letter there or throw an email in our general direction at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Last Stop Road 96 Twelve Minutes A Monster's Expedition Tetris Effect Glitchpunk Tracklist: Play by Klamm: https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/play Party Chips by CubyTheBox: https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/party-chips Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202159 minutes, 44 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e61 -- #446 -- Spoofed

Welcome to another episode of One Life Left, dear listener! The podcast edition of the longest running Video Game Radio Show in the world! No SSG this week but lots of gaming news and general shenanigans to talk about, not least a brief update on Simon's new arcade machine plus a report on the First Live Maraoke in 497 Days and all your precious letters! Speaking of letters, don't forget to write to us for inclusion in a future episode! Either join the Discord server (link below) and post a letter in there or drop us a line at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Cris Tales Google Doodle (yes, really...) Tracklist: Outrun (Magical Sound Shower Cover) by Klamm: https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/outrun Party Ramp by Christopher Brown: https://chipmusic.org/Christopher+Brown/music/party-ramp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e60 -- #445 -- "Wipe The Mic"

Hello again, dear listeners, to another morning show edition of One Life Left as we (hopefully) get ever closer to being allowed back in the ResonanceFM studio! No SSG this week but we deal with all the hot topics in the news round-up, more letters, reviews and another thrilling installment of new "feature" Simon Byron's Fast Five! We also cover Ste's moral quandary over RimWorld. Are you not entertained?! There's also news of the first LIVE Maraoke since the before times! Link below! Don't forget you can write to us and we'll read/discuss your musings in a future episode! Either join the Discord server (link below) and post a letter in there or drop us a line at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Get your tickets/info on the next LIVE Maraoke here: https://www.rulezero.co.uk/product/maraoke-modded-karaoke/ Reviews: Sniper Elite VR RimWorld Tracklist: Celeste OST: First Steps, written, performed & mastered by Lena Raine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OHSXvneOE Space Channel 5 Main Theme, composed by Naofumi Hataya and Kenichi Tokoi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Thc7FDEN9E Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e59 -- #444 -- It Didn't Come Home

Welcome once again, dear listeners, to One Life Left! It's another morning show, the football hangover from when "It" didn't come home! No SSG this week but we do have an interruption at Simon's shed plus a noisy bin wagon at Ste's place. Easy like a Monday morning! We also learn "the thing that kills you is the hope" and eagerly await Simon putting his sealed copy of Twilight Princess HD for the Wii-U - the only one rated by STE in existence - on eBay! Meanwhile please do continue to drop us your letters for inclusion in future episodes! Either join the Discord server (link below) and post a letter there or go "old school" and drop us a line at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Sniper Elite VR Walkabout Mini Golf VR RimWorld Tracklist: Return to Form by Kabar: https://chipmusic.org/Kabar/music/return-to-form Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e58 -- #443 -- No Queues

Hello, dear listeners! Another SSG free edition but still plenty of news and YOUR LETTERS to get through. We also learn the valuable lesson that companies are not families and find out just how much Simon's Mario Golf game sold for on eBay - maybe to one of you! Meanwhile if you're a Sony exec who is interested in making us the "official" radio show of the Sony Playstation, or one of our dear listeners wishing to ask us a question, either join the Discord server (link below) and post a letter there or drop us a line at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Horace Phantom Abyss Silicon Zeroes Tracklist: Three Lions/Football's Coming Home (8-bit Remix) by 8-bit Brit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKm3an1Pz6M Sensible World of Soccer (1994) intro theme by Jon Hare, Richard Joseph and Jason Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h7x_9oR9cg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e57 -- #442 -- Football Tactic

Hello and welcome, dear listeners, to another episode of One Life Left! An SSG free week but there's still loads to talk about, not least the fact that Simon is now a "Man of Leisure" (at time of typing...) so if you'd like to book a tour of his shed or enquire about his CV then drop us a line on [email protected] We also find out if Mario Golf: Super Rush is the fastest game to end up being slapped on eBay by Simon - incidentally the auction runs until July 3rd so there's still time to get a bid in on this special, one of a kind, Limited Simon Byron Edition - link below! I'm sure he'll autograph it for a listener... Meanwhile please do continue to hurl your letters, job offers etc. in our direction! Either join the Discord server (link below) and post a letter there or drop us a line at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Simon's Mario Golf eBay Listing: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274846639602 Reviews: Mario Golf: Super Rush Cruelty Squad Minute of Islands Fossil Corner Tracklist: Lemon by Daisy: https://chipmusic.org/daisy/music/lemon Damn it! The Pool's Closed by sloopygoop: https://chipmusic.org/sloopygoop/music/damn-it!-the-pools-closed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e56 -- #441 -- Ambient Shed

Hello, dear listeners! We're back, after a week away, did you miss us?? No SSG this week but there's plenty of news to digest plus we learn a little about Ste's throbbing new arcade cabinet from Bitcade along with ploughing through loads of your letters! There's also hints of the first 'in person' Maraoke since before the apocalypse! July 23rd is the date for your diaries at an as yet unknown location! Keep an eye on the Twitter feed for details, link below. Meanwhile please do continue to bombard us with your letters! Either join the Discord server and post a letter there or hit us up on [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Maraoke Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke Reviews: Days Gone Ynglet Tracklist: "Build That Wall (Zia's Theme)" from the Bastion Original Soundtrack. Composed by Darren Korb. Lyrics by Darren Korb. Vocals by Ashley Barrett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3SZee4YZX8 "Apotheosis" from the Journey soundtrack. Composed by Austin Wintory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypNgvc6c6Cc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e55 -- #440 -- Dated!

Welcome to another episode of One Life Left! No SSG this week but we learn this important lesson: "If you do something that people like, do nothing else ever again!" Something worth having a look at is the Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid - link below - that is chock full of wonderful games at an amazing price: At the time of writing it includes 1019 games all for $5!! It's currently raised just under $563k and has 2.5 days left to run so check it out. Meanwhile, do you have any E3 speculation, dear listeners? Let us know on our Discord server (link below) or at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD The Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid: https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid Reviews: Resident Evil Village Sludge Life The Magnificent Trufflepigs Tracklist: Courtesy by chipzel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6atL8AwzKc February Fool by YQN: https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/february-fool Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e54 -- #439 -- The Morning Show

Welcome to a special (recorded on a) morning edition of OLL! No SSG but Ste was approached yet again by another "mystery" listener this week, possibly whilst in a supermarket, while Simon looked on from behind a crate of... something... Meanwhile there are yet more Switch Pro rumours, riding on our coattails!! Still no mention of the triangular screen, though! What do you think of this "morning" edition of OLL, dear listeners? Let us know on our Discord server (link below) or at [email protected] !! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Maneater Morkredd King of Seas Biomutant Halo Tracklist: Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle by 8-BITchintendo: https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/thank-you-mario-but-our-princess-is-in-another-castle NanoDuoMonoGoGoGo! by uglifruit: https://chipmusic.org/uglifruit/music/nanoduomonogogogo! (uglifruit is also the composer of the OLL "Letters Theme"!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/20211 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e53 -- #438 -- Too Hot For Twitch

Hello, dear listeners! Welcome to the Podcast Edition of the World's Longest Running Video Game Radio Show! Quick notes from me this week as I am, admittedly, doing this while I should be "working"... No SSG again but there's plenty of news, letters and reviews to get your teeth into! Yes, I did copy and paste that from last week - don't judge me! Now is a good time to hit the OLL Discord server in anticipation of Ste adopting the server users (Discordians? I think that term is taken but it could be apt...) as some sort of free QA department to test his new game! Was that his plan all along, dear listeners??! Meanwhile please continue to send in your emails (and Discord messages) for inclusion on future episodes! Contact us at [email protected] or drop us a line on Discord (invite link below)! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel Invite Link!!! https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: The Hidden City Bytepath Yoghurt Commercial 3 The Invisible Hand Tracklist: Elite C64 Main Theme composed by Aidan Bell and arranged by Chris Abbott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKKy3l_5YI Hades - God of the Dead composed by Darren Korb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVukkhUI-xM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e52 -- #437 -- Concerns About Stuff

Hello once again, dear listeners! We had a week off last week for "reasons" and to give everyone a bit of breathing space. You can have too much of a "good thing"! No SSG this week but there's plenty of news, letters and reviews to get your teeth into! Please do continue to send in your emails and Discord messages for inclusion on future episodes! Contact us at [email protected] or drop us a line on Discord (link below)! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Hood: Outlaws & Legends Streets of Rogue Star Wars Pinball VR Resident Evil Village Tracklist: Decaying Tigers : Dream Diver LSDJ by Hide Your Tigers: https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers--dream-diver-lsdj Capricious Cohorts by Nestrogen: https://chipmusic.org/Nestrogen/music/capricious-cohorts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e51 -- #436 -- Hot Tub OLL Machine

Welcome, dearest listeners, to another podcast edition of the World's Longest Running Video Game Radio Show! Another SSG free episode but there's lots of news and gaming related chat along with the usual letters, reviews and tunes! Why not write in and join our esteemed and exclusive "Correspondent's Club"?!  OK, it's not a club as such but you get your name to appear in a fancy colour on our Discord server (currently green...) Contact us at [email protected] or drop us a line on Discord (link below)! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: Nier: Automata Mario Kart 8 Bus Stop in the Fog Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion 100 Hidden Cats Tracklist: 終点 by Heosphoros: https://chipmusic.org/Heosphoros/music/12406 Ghost Town (cover version) by Alex Lane: https://chipmusic.org/Alex+Lane/music/ghost-town Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e50 -- #435 -- Aching Bones

Hello, dear listeners! No SSG this week but we're still recovering from the audit on our Discord server last week - why not come and join us on Discord!? The link is below! We also have an online Maraoke this coming Friday, 30th April. Link for that is below as well! Meanwhile, why not write in with a gaming related observation or question to be discussed in a future episode?! Contact us at [email protected] or drop us a line on Discord! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Maraoke Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Reviews: The Last Campfire Say No More Tracklist: Robocop (C64) Title Theme by Jonathan Dunn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgXGw_kXpc Metal Gear Solid Main Theme by Tappi Iwase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqqq8uqSDnk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e49 -- #434 -- Discord Disco

Hello dear listeners! This week we're joined by Discord Legend Extraordinaire: Dexter Byron! He's here to audit our Discord server, casting an expert eye on things and telling us what we can do to improve your, yes your, experience there as a valued OLL listener! Phil the (Under)Caretaker has spent a bit of time sprucing up the server in light of the report so come and join us, tell us what you think. You can also suggest future features and song suggestions in there as well as seeing/hearing the occasional OLL Extra! Brand synergy! Etc! Link is below! Meanwhile, write in with all your gaming related thoughts and questions, for inclusion and discussion in future shows, to [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Maraoke Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/pgTSzpgfcD Dexter Byron: https://twitter.com/dexter_byron Reviews: Everybody's Golf Dorfromantik Rain on your Parade Qomp Tracklist: Sailor moon - Soldier Of Love (8-BIT cover) by 8-BITchintendo https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/sailor-moon---soldier-of-love-8-bit-cover Mining For lettuce by captain https://chipmusic.org/captain/music/mining-for-lettuce Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20211 hour, 17 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e48 -- #433 -- Chill Out

Hello and welcome, dear listeners, to another episode of One Life Left! No SSG this week but, wow, we have a report: "Nintendo Exclusive" just for you! Plus we also find out why Simon is terrified of the next town over... What more could you want? Well, we have "news", letters and reviews as well! Also, the date has been set for the next online Maraoke: Friday 30th April. Link below for you to check out for more info! Please do write in with your gaming related correspondence, for inclusion and discussion in future shows, to [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Maraoke Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp Reviews: It Takes Two Stardew Valley Tracklist: A New Start by Bytenommer https://chipmusic.org/Bytenommer/music/a-new-start Golden Ratio by amateurlsdj https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/golden-ratio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e47 -- #432 -- Diamond Edition

Dear listeners, we present to you the latest episode of One Life Left. A special edition - nay "Diamond Edition", as it were. Today we are honoured to be joined by not one but two Super Special Guests - Dominik Diamond & Darren Wall - in a lengthy interview about life, the universe and a TV show from the 90s that you might have heard about called GamesMaster. The intrepid duo have a book being funded on Kickstarter as I type: GamesMaster: The Oral History. We talk about that as well as the burning question of why Simon was overdubbed on his commentary appearance all those long years ago! Links for our guests, along with their Kickstarter, are below. For those who may be joining us for the first time, we are One Life Left! The world's longest running radio show about videogames. We air on London's Resonance 104.4 FM on Monday evenings with the show's podcast coming out on Wednesdays (mostly). Please do write in with your gaming questions (though we don't give out tips and cheats like on GamesMaster. Normally.) to [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: GamesMaster: The Oral History on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/gamesmaster-the-oral-history Dominik Diamond: https://twitter.com/DominikDiamond Darren Wall: https://twitter.com/iamdarrenwall Read-Only Memory: https://readonlymemory.vg/ Simon's Overdubbed GamesMaster Appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceN3EtggHqU&t=340s (Sorry, Simon - Phil) Tracklist: Xenon II Megablast by Bomb the Bass (Remix by D4xx) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUfeFU5DMNk Gods Intro Music by Richard Joseph (Remix by Powertrace) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrX8X4YlRyI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e46 -- #431 -- Sprung Forward

We might've missed last week but we have a treat for you in this episode, dear listeners: An SSG! Today we're joined by Jay Shin from Arrogant Pixel! As well as all the usual videogame shenanigans you know and love - for new listeners that involves news, listeners letters and reviews! Meanwhile the clocks have gone forward, the days are brighter, and the end of lockdown is in sight! But what have we learned from the past 12 months, listeners? Why not write in and tell us? Fire your letters at [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Jay Shin: https://twitter.com/jaywshin Arrogant Pixel: https://arrogantpixel.com/ Devices For All: https://www.ukie.org.uk/device-donation-campaign The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp Reviews: Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 Quake 2 MS Flight Simulator Stardew Valley Landlord of the Woods Tracklist: Commando (Main Theme) by Rob Hubbard https://open.spotify.com/album/7FSkcBbk4pQgCE6TAV0xss?highlight=spotify:track:6eS9xUzFYjRbNMjpz5ouDK Zoids (Main Theme) by Rob Hubbard (cover by Fabio Marinelli) https://soundcloud.com/commodore64sidtribute/zoids-main-theme-cover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20211 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e45 -- #430 -- ClickGate

It's the mystery/scandal of the year (so far): what is the clicking noise heard on episodes of OLL? Who is the mystery figure who raised the question in the first place?? How is Ste bumping into people while on lockdown?! Are our correspondents real??! These questions, and more, might be answered in today's episode of the World's Longest Running Videogame Radio Show, dear listeners! I promise there is still loads of videogame related chat, albeit minus SSG. Meanwhile the date has been set for the next online Maraoke: Friday March 26th. Link below to the Maraoke Twitch channel. Are you the lone person writing all the videogame related stories for our favourite news outlets? Even if you're not, why not write in to us and become another of our famous, very real, correspondents? Fire us an email at [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: Maraoke Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp Reviews: Cyberpunk 2077 Loop Hero Tracklist: Crazy Comets (Main Theme) by Ron Hubbard https://open.spotify.com/album/7FSkcBbk4pQgCE6TAV0xss?highlight=spotify:track:6Ea8D2TyyaGOfwu16j70q5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e44 -- #429 -- Non-Total Recall

Hello, dearest listeners! Another SSG free episode but still lots to get through - so much so, in fact, that we even ran a bit over time! Please do send all your video game related questions, musings, music recommendations, medical advice and general ponders to [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp Reviews: Mario 3D World Raindrops Maquette Loop Hero Tracklist: Expulsion by Klamm https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/expulsion Run by martin_demsky https://chipmusic.org/martin_demsky/music/run Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e43 -- #428 -- Chart Our Descent

Welcome to episode #428 in the ongoing saga of One Life Left! Who needs The Archers?! No SSG again this week but we join our intrepid pair for another hour of video game shenanigans including finding out the team's most uninstalled game! Music this week is supplied by correspondent Leo Harvey's band 'Just Say Nay' - check them out on the links below... Meanwhile, are there any medical professionals out there who may be concerned for our wellbeing? Or maybe you're in a band and want us to listen to your stuff?! Please do drop us a line, along with any other video game related questions and/or musings, to [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp Reviews: Mario 3D World Fights in Tight Spaces Room to Grow Rhythm Doctor Tracklist: Artistic Spectrum by Just Say Nay Spotify Link Just Say Nay - Facebook page Just Say Nay - Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e42 -- #427 -- Bits & Bobs

Hello again, dear listeners! No SSG this week but, alongside all the usual video game related news and chat, we find out about the wettest feeling video game Ste has ever played along with depressing MySpace realisations and Simon's addiction to reruns of The Chase! Meanwhile, what is the most robust piece of gaming hardware that you've ever owned? Let us know at [email protected] along with any other general letters you wish to send us! Don't forget that we have another online Maraoke this coming Friday, February 26th at 8pm GMT - we'd love to see you all there! Info links are below along with the (still working) link to the OLL Discord server! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Maraoke Event Facebook Page Reviews: Minit Fun Racer Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos VideoHole: Episode 1 Tracklist: Floating by Hide Your Tigers https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/floating-lsdj Glimmer by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/glimmer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e41 -- #426 -- Highly Synchronised

Hello listeners! THIs week the ShOw was recorded on a Saturday - could you tell? We did this because it was Mr Ste CurraN's birthdaY on Sunday - Valentine's Day, no less! No excuSE for forgettiNg that Date in fUture, eh? BeSides thAt it is business as usual on today's ePiSode! No SSG but plenty of Video game shenanigans to discuss - PLus some loosEly MAraoke related Taylor Swift chat! Speaking of, the next Maraoke will take place on February 26th so put that on your calendarS! Only onE letter to talk about this week but we threw everything out of sync with the Saturday recording so we forgive you all! Please do remember to send your letters to us at [email protected] for discussion in future shows! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp (Just tested and this link is still working. Come and join us!) https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Maraoke Event Facebook Page Reviews: Slay the Spire Cyberpunk 2077 Synth Riders Dyson Sphere Program Tracklist: Floating by Hide Your Tigers https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/floating-lsdj Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e40 -- #425 -- Broadly On Topic

Hello dear listeners! No SSG this week but we have a show packed to the rafters with video game shenanigans just for you! Apologies if you had any problems with the link to our Discord server last week - a new link is below which Really Should Work! I tested it and everything... please do come and join us on there. Meanwhile, did you buy in to Stadia? What do you think of Google scrapping their in house games development?? Send your thoughts, your dreams, your questions (they don't just have to be about Stadia...) in to us at [email protected]. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://discord.gg/sP3Gu25Wmp (If anyone has any issues with this link then please let us know! It should work, honest! Think of it as a challenge...) Reviews: Journey to the Savage Planet Slay the Spire Nuts Tracklist: Project Sundown by AcidicVoid https://chipmusic.org/AcidicVoid/music/project-sundown Pururin(cover) by jessemania https://chipmusic.org/jessemania/music/pururincover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20211 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e39 -- #424 -- "Pretty good"

Well, dear listeners, did you invest in Gamestop? Are you listening to us from your new yacht in the Bahamas? Did anyone really understand what the heck was going on?! Will you buy all the Zelda games that will inevitably get re-released on Zelda's upcoming 35th anniversary?? We tackle all this and more in this week's, non-SSG, episode! We also mention our friendly Discord server - a link to that is below! Please do send your letters in to us at [email protected]. We promise we don't bite. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: The OLL Discord Server! Reviews: Everspace 2 Star Wars Squadrons Polybius Google Earth VR Tracklist: Bodiless Exultation by Klamm https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/bodiless-exultation Bonus Theme by Chiplex https://chipmusic.org/Chiplex/music/bonus-theme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e38 -- #423 -- Let it go! Let it go!

The land was covered with snow when this was recorded but the show must go on! We're in lockdown anyway so it's not like we've got anywhere to go... Settle down in front of the fire for another weekly dose of video game related news and chat. No SSG this week but we've loads to get through. The first Maraoke of the year is this coming Friday, 29th January, at 8pm GMT on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Come and join us! See what all the buzz is about! Meanwhile, get your letters in to us at [email protected]. Tell us what you think the weird knocking noise in Ste's central heating system might be! Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://www.versovr.com/cricket-club https://www.cyberpunk.net/gb/en/ https://elevenvr.com/ https://synthridersvr.com/ Tracklist: Beautiful Death by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/beautiful-death Resolution by Tsuwami https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/resolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20211 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e37 -- #422 -- Gillen is Batman!

No, that was Bruce Wayne! Remember the song? No? I'm old... and kids are taking over the world already! Maybe it's for the best. We had a good run. Maybe. Anyway, we're back with more video game news and chat. No SSG again this week but we're working on it. Meanwhile, get your letters/emails in! Send them to [email protected] to be read out and discussed on a future episode! Stay safe and well, dear listeners! Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/immortals-fenyx-rising https://store.steampowered.com/app/1384820/Psychocat_The_Door/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1229060/Dungeon_and_Puzzles/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/944710/TurnTack/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1451120/Sunlight/ Tracklist: In The Sprawl by Klamm https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/in-the-sprawl Happy New Year 2021 by 8-BITchintendo https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/happy-new-year-2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e36 -- #421 -- PAT Tested

Happy New Year, dear listeners! Welcome to 2021 where we won't let a lockdown keep us... down... No SSG today but there's plenty to talk about, including learning valuable tricks to pull on teacher during remote learning sessions. It's not just two old men talking about Roblox, honest! Don't forget to send us your letters/emails. Let us know what you got for Xmas. Tell us your hopes and dreams for 2021. It's all good! Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/immortals-fenyx-rising https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/ http://www.funomena.com/wattamgame https://whitethorndigital.com/calico https://sokpop.itch.io/pocket-watch Tracklist: Happy New Year 2021 by 8-BITchintendo https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/happy-new-year-2021 Retrograde Amnesia by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/retrograde-amnesia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20211 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e35 -- #420 -- Choppy

It's Wednesday again! What? Already?! Time seems to be zooming by, dear listener. It's as if the universe itself wants to be rid of 2020! However, according to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion and the perception of its flow doesn't correspond to physical reality! Before the Big Bang there was no time! Or space, for that matter, but if there had been would that have meant the entire campaign of a recent Assassin's Creed game could be played through in an instant?! These questions, and many more, are not answered in this episode but Cyberpunk 2077 is out now and we have a good old natter about that amongst other, non-theoretical time-based shenanigans. We also have an SSG this week in the form of Sam Collins from UKIE! Don't forget that this coming Friday (18th December) is the (Online) Maraoke Xmas Party!! Starting at 8pm GMT here: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Bring your own drinks and snacks of choice! It's beginning to feel a lot like Xmas... Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/ukiesam https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Reviews: https://www.cyberpunk.net/gb/en/ Tracklist: Bump by Daisy https://chipmusic.org/daisy/music/bump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e34 -- #419 -- Nappy Misdirection

Hello! As I type this, the entire world is waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 to land in their eager hands after what seems like an eternity. Nothing else matters. Are you looking forward to it, listener? If you live in New Zealand you might even be playing it right now... Exciting! Meanwhile, this week we have an SSG! None other than UKIE's Dr Jo Twist! Also don't forget we have the OLL/Maraoke Xmas party on the evening of Friday 18th December on the Maraoke Twitch channel - link below! It's starting to feel a lot like Xmas! Maybe! Send us your Xmas lists and we'll be sure to pass them on to the man himself: [email protected] Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Doctoe https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke Reviews: https://sniperelitegames.com/en/games/sniper-elite-4 https://captaingames.itch.io/golf-on-mars https://noitagame.com/ http://www.thegamebakers.com/haven/ Tracklist: Climbing for Flowers by Sharp Edge https://chipmusic.org/SharpEdge/music/sharp-edge---climbing-for-flowers Blasphemy by amateurlsdj https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/blasphemy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e33 -- #418 -- Pokemon Dispute

Another jam packed show for you, chock full of video game related shenanigans! Plus we find out how Ste's True Confessions talk at Nordic Game 2020 went - did he save your soul, listener? Not that you can tell us, that'd blow the anonymity! Meanwhile, it's December already! Meaning it won't be long before Father Christmas pays us all a visit, as long as we've been good... and this year we might all get a Covid-19 vaccine from him as well! That's how the distribution works, I'm sure... What are you hoping to get for Xmas, dear listeners? Write in and let us know at [email protected]  Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://likeadragon.sega.com/home.html https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed/valhalla Tracklist: Circuit Circus (LSDJ) by Hide Your Tigers https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/circuit-circus-lsdj Hope by Falling For A Square https://chipmusic.org/Falling+For+A+Square/music/hope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20201 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e31 -- #416 -- Shouting at Walls

Well, after a good run of SSGs, this week sees us return to a cozy (virtual) fireside chat between Ste and Simon, but now we're officially in the "Next Gen" there's news aplenty to get through! Meanwhile, the next date for online Maraoke has been set for December 18th. This will also double up as the (virtual) OLL Xmas Party, maybe even with a (virtual) Secret Santa! Link below, more info to come! Don't forget, please send any letters in to us at [email protected]  Let's be careful out there! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/ Reviews: https://rocksteadyltd.com/#arkham-knight https://www.fuser.com/en-gb https://likeadragon.sega.com/home.html Tracklist: Midnight Flight and the Dream: You by ScanianWolf https://chipmusic.org/ScanianWolf/music/midnight-flight-and-the-dream-you Cloak & Dagger by Hide Your Tigers https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/cloak--dagger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e30 -- #415 -- Perfectly Executed Template

Well, it appears none of us ended up becoming the next President of the USA but, for the third week running, we have a Super-Special Guest: James Parker from Ground Shatter Games! Three SSGs on the run! Is this the new normal?? Meanwhile, the next generation of gaming has begun! Yesterday! Did you get a new Xbox this week, dear listeners?? Phil the (Under)Caretaker did and he's very happy with it so far, though this might be being swayed by the ailing state his original Xbox One was in... Anyway, let us know your thoughts on the new next gen and gaming in general at [email protected] and your letter may be read out on a future episode. There are no prizes but you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling inside! Remember: Stay safe out there, listeners! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://groundshatter.com/ https://twitter.com/GroundShatter Reviews: http://www.teardowngame.com/ http://www.pillowcastlegames.com/ https://www.descendersgame.com/ Tracklist: The Outside by donotrunwithpixels https://chipmusic.org/donotrunwithpixels/music/the-outside High Five Clubhouse-Vision by Christopher Brown https://chipmusic.org/Christopher+Brown/music/high-five-clubhouse-vision Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20201 hour, 28 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e29 -- #414 -- One More Lockdown

Well, dear listeners, who would have thought it? For the second week on the trot we have a Super-Special Guest on the show!! Zach Weddington joins us to talk about his new multi-part documentary, Arcade Dreams, about the 100 year history of arcades and arcade games - links below! In other news, we prepare to enter another "lockdown" here in England whilst over on the other side of the pond, nobody knows who is President of the USA yet (at the time of me typing this...) It could even be me! I mean, highly unlikely but let's not rule it out just yet... Meanwhile: Was the new lockdown orchestrated by Nintendo to try to wreck the next generation launch plans of Microsoft and Sony and drive up sales of Pikmin?? Of course not but I wouldn't be surprised if someone believes it...  It's been a long week... Look after yourselves and stay safe out there, listeners! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://arcadedocumentary.com/ https://twitter.com/arcadedreamsdoc Reviews: https://www.mergegames.com/cloudpunk https://sylvie.itch.io/you-are-such-a-soft-and-round-kitten https://clov.itch.io/snaaak https://torcado.itch.io/smile Tracklist: Snakerider by Notehead https://chipmusic.org/Notehead/music/snakerider Slowly Boiled Frogs by Unexpected Bowtie https://chipmusic.org/unexpectedbowtie/music/slowly-boiled-frogs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202056 minutes, 41 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e28 -- #413 -- Best Intro Ever

It's been a long, long, long, long time - possibly even a record breaking amount of time - since we had anyone else on the show with us but here we are, finally, with a Super-Special Guest! This week we are joined by Brynley Gibson from Systemic Reaction! 'Nuff said! We also managed to find some newsworthy news despite it being yet another quiet week, likely due to some new consoles being released or something. Though we're not being sent any freebies so maybe we won't mention them... Anyway, don't forget to get your letters in to us at [email protected] for inclusion in future episodes!! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/brynleygibson https://avalanchestudios.com/divisions/systemic-reaction https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/ Reviews: https://rocksteadyltd.com/#arkham-knight https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-legend-of-zelda-links-awakening-switch/ https://noitagame.com/ https://annapurna.ai/games/i-am-dead Tracklist: Resilience by AmateurLSDJ https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/resilience A Garden Impure by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/a-garden-impure Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20201 hour, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e27 -- #412 -- Ranking Well

Is this a World Record number of shows with no Ann or SSG? We're not sure but it probably is. Let's run with that. We battle on in the face of adversity and impending console launches to bring you yet another episode of the Longest Running Video Games Radio Show / Podcast in the World! It's good to talk and we love hearing from you - it gives us content for the show, as well! So get your letters in to us at [email protected]  Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://bethesda.net/en/game/dishonored https://www.torchlight3.com/en/about/ Tracklist: Spectre '95 by Hyperdemon https://chipmusic.org/hyperdemon/music/spectre-95 Jalapeño Peach Panini by Bloerb https://chipmusic.org/bloerb/music/jalapeo-peach-panini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e26 -- #411 -- "Entertainment!"

We're still stuck in our homes, missing the studio and "normal" life in general as the country stands on the edge of a precipice of yet more lockdowns! Still no Ann or SSG this week but we hit the hot topics of the day plus "deep dive" into Genshin Impact and gacha mechanics. Plus all the regular features you know and love! Please keep your letters coming in - [email protected] Remember we currently record these episodes on Sunday evenings so aim to get them in to us before then. Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://bethesda.net/en/game/dishonored http://www.mossmouth.com/spelunky2/ https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/death-stranding-ps4/ Tracklist: Loop by Dissimulation https://chipmusic.org/Dissimulation/music/loop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e25 -- #410 -- To Done

Welcome to One Life Left, a radio show about video games! There's still no Ann or SSG this week but we do start the show talking about video games this week, and there's live(ish) professional games commentary action on a few rounds of Super Mario Brothers 35 on the Switch!  Also remember we love getting letters so please zap an email to [email protected] and you might hear your words read out on the next episode! Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons?isLocalized=true http://www.mossmouth.com/spelunky2/ Tracklist: Spectre '95 by Hyperdemon https://chipmusic.org/hyperdemon/music/spectre-95 The Wizard by CastleNes https://chipmusic.org/CastleNes/music/the-wizard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e24 -- #409 -- Bold Move

Hullo! Still no Ann or SSG but we battle on regardless, two stalwarts of the gaming industry vs the post-covid world! Here is episode 3 of the "Lockdown Season", or episode 24 of season 20, or episode 409 in total (not including Lost Episodes etc...) - a subject that could be debated by future historians for years upon unearthing an archive of OLL episodes on a dusty old hard drive found down behind an Ikea rocking chair that nobody seemed to want... Speaking of, if anyone wants an Ikea rocking chair, do let us know! This is One Life Left, a radio show about video games! Is the sound quality better this week? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/ Reviews: https://mafiagame.com/mafia/ https://www.thealmostgone.com/ https://www.monsterexpedition.com/ https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/ Tracklist: Bolt by Moldeiner https://chipmusic.org/Moldeiner/music/bolt Dream Catastrophe by Dissimulation https://chipmusic.org/Dissimulation/music/dream-catastrophe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202057 minutes, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e23 -- #408 -- Panic Buy

This week we discover the top 3 items for panic buying during lockdown were, in fact, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Ring Fit Adventure! Who would've thought?! We also drag memories of The Generation Game back from the depths, consider buying the PS5 Tape Deck Edition and discover Ste's one and only video game purchase from Morrisons! It will astound you! Cheerio! Team OLL x Reviews: http://paradisekiller.com/ https://www.bulletsperminute.com/ https://www.monsterexpedition.com/ Tracklist: Oi I'm Back by Cuby The Box https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/oi-im-back Lost Cat by Feryl https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/lost-cat Bolt by Moldeiner https://chipmusic.org/Moldeiner/music/bolt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e22 -- #407 -- One Life Lockdown

After the longest break in OLL history, the team are back! Well, two of us are - Get well soon, Ann! Recorded from the comfort of our own homes, amongst other things we ponder why Eastenders tried to ignore covid, how good a deal the new Xbox is and how much money we'll spend on Nintendo with the upcoming release of "Super Mario 3D - (Almost) All (of the) Stars"! Not forgetting Simon's magic laptop cover. Covid-19, the lockdown and coping in a "new normal" world can't keep us down! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.twitch.tv/stecurran https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/ Reviews: https://www.quanticdream.com/en/detroit-become-human https://www.iceberg-games.com/radical-relocation/ https://tombraider.square-enix-games.com/en-gb https://www.spinchthegame.com/ https://supermegabaseball.com/ https://pgatour.2k.com/ http://www.curve-digital.com/en-us/games/featured/49/hotshot-racing/ http://paradisekiller.com/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1285160/Depanneur_Nocturne/ Tracklist: Lost Cat by Feral https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/lost-cat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20201 hour, 23 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e21 -- #406 -- Distracted News

Who doesn’t watch the Watchmen? It’s one of the most iconic questions of all time, and we finally answer it in this episode. Other questions that we asked are: - Did Ste get any disapproving looks over the weekend? - What is Simon not going to do in San Francisco? - How many consoles do the RNIB own? - What is Simon’s latest purchase? - What are the ingredients of pasta? - Did Ann break her Switch? - What is pre writing? - How many tweets do you need to prove Simon wrong? - What’s happening with GDC Maraoke? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/ https://candybox2.github.io/candybox/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fasho.gravity&hl=en_GB Reviews: https://www.mediatonicgames.com/game/murder-by-numbers https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/dragon-quest-xi-s-echoes-of-an-elusive-age-definitive-edition-switch/ http://www.lockpickle.com/ Tracklist: 1. Sanczo Zapiekanka - tri2 https://chipmusic.org/Sanczo+Zapiekanka/music/tri2 2. Lakitunes - End of the Day https://chipmusic.org/Lakitunes/music/end-of-the-day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20201 hour, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e20 -- #405 -- Perfect Vision

No Super-Special Guest this week, but we did have Simon ‘Two Mics' Byron in the studio which we weren't expecting, and neither was he. But why was he in the studio, and did it have anything to do with Ann's big news story? We planned an OLL Road Trip/Roadshow, but I wasn't invited so I'm not really that bothered about it. In fact I was accused of being the OLL Super-Spreader, which I could be offended by, but I think it's the OLL equivalent of the Tiswas Phantom Flan Flinger so I'm taking it as a compliment. We also found out which of the team had been inappropriate at work, worked out if a car was cosmetic, and decided if we were on the side of Netflix or Chooseco. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://discord.gg/6bzswZM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson https://www.coopinnovations.co.uk/games/spaceteamvr/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6baUgSXXpaY Reviews: https://jeremycouillard.itch.io/jef https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lifeslide/id1472966619 Simon's Handheld https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Cannonball https://louisrigaud.itch.io/iris-and-the-giant Tracklist: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Resilience https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/resilience 2. Lakitunes - End Of The Day https://chipmusic.org/Lakitunes/music/end-of-the-day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202059 minutes, 42 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e19 -- #404 -- Podcast Not Found

The mystery of the missing stamps is still ongoing. Or, for the returning Ann, it starts today. Given the recent announcement of a price rise this means that the absent package will be worth 8.5 percent more at the end of the month than it did when they were first sent. If we don't find them by the end of the year they will be likely worth millions. We tried to work out if Switches were stereotyped, didn't try to work out what the plural of a Switch is, Ann forgot and then remembered a very good joke, and Simon got a bit upset about the Geforce Now. We also learnt about a cross promotion that Angry Birds was doing, but given it was Angry Birds maybe we should have said it was a very cross promotion. Clever wording we know, cheers. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.gdconf.com/ https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke/status/1232681780412604417 Reviews: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tint/id1451786388 https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213550/Devils_Kiss/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1060600/Lair_of_the_Clockwork_God/ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/DRAGON-QUEST-XI-S-Echoes-of-an-Elusive-Age-Definitive-Edition-1514406.html# https://www.skookum-arts.com/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1033220/The_Amazing_Shrinking_Giraffe/ Tracklist: 1. Dante's dmg- 2020 https://chipmusic.org/9-Heart/music/gelegenheitsmusik-lsdj 2. Dumbug (UK) - Wonky https://chipmusic.org/Dumbug+%28UK%29/music/wonky-[nanoloop27wip] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20201 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e18 -- #403 -- Blue Blur FM

What do you do for videogame news when your HR director/first choice newsreader is on approved holiday? Normally we would go to our second choice local newsreader, but he was watching 1917 for his 40th birthday and couldn't really be bothered to write anything (see also: all Local News features for the past two seasons). This meant Ste and Simon had to resort to crowdsurfing the news instead. Of course, they could have spent ten minutes writing some jokes themselves, but where is the fun in that. Unfortunately for the show, but luckily for the prospective guest, and unluckily for Simon's affections we didn't manage to get a Super-Special Guest this week. This meant that we had some additional time to talk about VR and how it has changed over the past few years, but more importantly we spoke about how Ste has damaged VR headsets over the years. We also explained our innovative ways that we loaded games in the past, tried to work out where our post was, and had a Mario Tennis review rally. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLj-xibrpoM https://www.humblebundle.com/games/vr-bundle https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083chrx https://noblefailure.org/ Reviews: https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/ https://www.bigant.com/all-game-list/ao-tennis-2/ https://hempuli.com/baba/ https://thewitcher.com/en/thronebreaker-witchertales http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-quest/ Tracklist: 1. Acidic Void - End of Summer 98 https://chipmusic.org/AcidicVoid/music/end-of-summer-98 2. Sharp Edge - Climbing for Flowers https://chipmusic.org/SharpEdge/music/sharp-edge---climbing-for-flowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e17 -- #402 -- Casual Fader

Sorry for the late upload this week, real life got in the way for the Caretaker. In theory next week should be ok, but he also thought that this week was going to be fine so we'll see how that forecast goes. In terms of this week's episode we didn't have a Super-Special Guest, but we did have a Super-Special Ann. We spoke about Ste and Simon creating content, we worked out what our individual Beat Saber styles were, and Simon saved the planet. Short intro we know, but if we go any longer this won't be uploaded until Sunday. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/ http://www.thetriforce.com/ https://meditations.games/ https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cjcsurreyhalf Reviews: https://housemarque.com/games/resogun https://vrwalkingdead.com/ https://cloudheadgames.com/pistol-whip/ https://www.megacrit.com/ https://games.sega.com/supermonkeyball/ Tracklist: 1. Cuby The Box - Bit Crush https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/bitcrush 2. Scanian Wolf - The Exclusive Animal Forest Animal Winter Party https://chipmusic.org/ScanianWolf/music/the-exclusive-annual-forest-animal-winter-party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20201 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e16 -- #401 -- Tinker, Schneider, Soldier, Spy

After a break last week due to illness, work, and work illness two of the team returned to the studio to open double post, say testicle on air and work out how many countries there are. And by countries we might mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right. Or maybe we don't. At least we had Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam Games in the studio as a Super-Special Guest. She spoke about her latest game Astrologaster, which is based on the real-life story of Simon Foreman, who claimed he could cure the plague by reading the stars. Unfortunately Astrologaster is such a good game that it resulted in Jennifer being cyber-stalked by Ste (from a safe, respectful distance). Next time, if you don't want to have Ste's attentions don't make a funny game, and don't include madrigals for each character in your game. It worked for the creator of Bangman. We also played news snap, entered a new word into the Official OLL Style Guide, and tried to figure out what E3 activations are. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/nyyjen https://twitter.com/nyamyamgames https://www.eagexpo.com/ https://actualrealityarcade.wordpress.com/ Reviews: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Complete-Edition-1575086.html https://www.oculus.com/quest/ https://www.oculus.com/vader-immortal/ https://beatsaber.com/ https://www.thebinarymill.com/gunclub_vr.php https://www.tangletowergame.com/ https://www.patreon.com/sokpop https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12658/Sokpop_Deluxe_Games/ https://www.humblebundle.com/g/temtem Tracklist: Coconums/Polterheist! - Infancy https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/polterheist!---infancy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e15 -- #400 -- The Big Four Oh Oh

It's our 400th episode! To celebrate this non-provable fact we managed to successfully not answer any questions that our listeners sent in, launched the RIO scheme, and invented a new stamp. More importantly, we had Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games on as a Super-Special Guest. She was on to advertise the already sold-out Games For Good event, which is about how games can actually be for good. We already knew about this (see: Bangman) but it's still good to hear. Plus it means that you are all ahead of the curve to book tickets for the second annual Games For Good. Ann also managed to get some good exclusives out of Deb around what games Space Ape is working on. We're looking forward to colourful years ahead. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/games-for-good-tickets-83781164719 https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames https://twitter.com/debmensahbonsu https://www.playdiaries.com/ Reviews: https://thewitcher.com/en/witcher3 https://callofjuarez.com/ https://goose.game/ http://www.mychildlebensborn.com/ https://divinity.game/ https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691 Tracklist: adaMills - Smooth Rider https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/smooth-rider Mystery Stain - Hydrochloride https://chipmusic.org/mysterystain/music/hydrochloride-[lsdj] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e14 -- #399 -- Simon's Scissors

We all know that the people who read this part of the podcast are more involved in OLL Lore than the average (Yo) Joe, so you might be able to answer a question that Team OLL have never been able to successfully do. Does a new season of OLL start after the Christmas break, or only after our summer holidays (like school)? Our methodology has changed over time, which means that we've been going for nearly 14 years yet have 20 seasons under our belts. 21 if you count this as a new one. Which we aren't. Yet. But anyway. Our first show back for a new decade sees the full team in the studio to talk about New Years parties, the best way to make roasties, and how we would all check games. We also had a news quiz, found out that Ste is a snitch and had a live GDC Maraoke update. Next week is our 400th episode. Unless you count those OLL Knights episodes, or the literally unbroadcastable ones from GameCity. Anyone want to become the Official OLL Librarian? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://gamesdonequick.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/588786941954588 Reviews: http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-dig-2/ https://toast.gg/ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Dr-Kawashima-s-Brain-Training-for-Nintendo-Switch-1656777.html https://divinity.game/ https://beatsaber.com/ Tracklist: Tsuwami - Resolution https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/resolution amateur lsdj - Blasphemy https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/blasphemy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e13 -- #398 -- Pope Hats

We're writing this in a rush so that the episode gets uploaded before half past. Therefore this will be a very short introduction. It's a full team episode with two Super-Special Guests. SSG One is Luke Williams from Bossa Studio talking about their new game - Surgeon Simulator 2 - that got announced at the Video Game Awards. And our Second Super-Special Guest (SSSG) was Sarah Brin, who took us on an audio tour of Meow Wolf's immersive exhibition in Santa Fe. Cheerio and see you next year! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg https://twitter.com/eternz https://twitter.com/dinosaurrparty https://twitter.com/gracebruxner https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8404614/ http://www.adhousebooks.com/comics/popehats1.html Reviews: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Complete-Edition-1575086.html https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/peggle/peggle-blast https://noitagame.com/ http://www.cardofdarkness.com/ https://frogdetective.net/ https://zaumstudio.com/# https://wanderso.ng/ http://www.wilmotswarehouse.com/ Tracklist: Chvrches - Death Stranding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFGq92BYmt4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e12 -- #397 -- Let’s Get Physical (mail)

It's another full studio this week as Ann, Ste and Simon welcomed Leo Zullo and Gareth Williams on the show to not talk about their day jobs. Instead we let them tell us all about Safe In Our World, which is the charity they co-founded that has the aim to promote and improve mental health in the videogame industry. They've helped Emily Richards remaster her Bafta award-winning game Fractured Minds, which is available to purchase and download on all major platforms. In a Schaffer-centred start to the show we found out how old Lewis is, what he eats, and what time of the year it is best to wear his headphones. Simon went viral, Ann told us about her special advent calendar, and Ste sang dark songs with his daughter. But most of all, we were disappointed by Google. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://safeinourworld.org/ https://twitter.com/SafeInOurWorld https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oxsong https://twitter.com/leo_zullo https://twitter.com/Shakacarnage Reviews: https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-ps4/ https://noitagame.com/ https://www.lostember.com/ http://oldmansjourney.com/ https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/death-stranding-ps4/ https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/heave-ho Tracklist: Oxventure Presents - Literally Everyone Else in the World https://youtu.be/_gZmP3wcuiU Coconums - Worker https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/worker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20191 hour, 35 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e11 -- #396 -- That’s Al In The Corner

War? Huh? What is it good for? Giving videogame podcasts an easy introduction when they're a bit stuck for ideas. And now it's a good idea for a card game. We had Ivar and Gundi in from 1939 Games to talk about Kards (with a K), a card game based on World War II. It allows alliances to be made across the divide, and friendship is always the main aim of One Life Left. Just ask Keith Stuart and Simon Parkinson for proof. Ivar and Gundi told us how 1939 Games was started, how easy is it to get a grant from the Icelandic government, and what it was like moving from CCP Games to 1939 Games. Kards has been in early access since April, but will be officially launched in February. It's going to have a physical card version as well as a computer one. It was a super full studio this week as Ann didn't have secret work to do, Simon wasn't doing secret work in Tenerife and Ste didn't have to lecture any sleeping students. We also tried to work out the mysteries of the University of Chichester, remembered how good looking the Bitmap Brothers were, and clarified how comfy Everyman cinemas were. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/KARDSccg https://twitter.com/1939GAMES https://www.kards.com/ https://blog.counter-strike.net/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maraoke-christmas-party-tickets-82942185309 Reviews: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/fifa/fifa-20 https://www.minionmastersthegame.com/ https://rival-games.com/tot/ https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-ps4/ https://noitagame.com/ https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1076880/Air_Marty/ Tracklist: Tsuwami - After Dark https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/after-dark Shirobon - On The Run https://shirobon.bandcamp.com/album/dimensions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20191 hour, 17 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e10 -- #395 -- And This Is Ste

It's literally a two man crew in the studio this week as Ann was away doing work stuff. And whilst Simon was back from Tenerife he sounded a little distant at the beginning. Luckily this meant that Ste could use this space to develop his range of videogame journalist impressions in his latest attempt to become Rory Bremner. Rory B-REM-ner, if you will, and you probably won't. We found out what Simon had been doing in Tenerife, Ste moved into the world of triple-A games, and we took the opportunity to literally settle some old scores. Clever wording we know, cheers. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://lovenikki.world/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Me-Mike-Yarwood/dp/0352398302 https://noitagame.com/ Reviews: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/jedi-fallen-order https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Luigi-s-Mansion-3-1437312.html Tracklist: Klamm - Magical Sounds https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/magical-sounds M.E.B. - Top Gear Remix https://chipmusic.org/M.E.B/music/top-gear-remix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e09 -- #394 -- Hiccup Free

As the Team went into the studio they took a moment to do a quick roll call. Ste - check. Ann - check. CD with the theme tune on - definitely check. Simon - Simon? Anyone? Simon? Apparently Simon was in Tenerife, but it was unclear if this had been cleared with HR. If you tune in next week this mystery will definitely be solved (assuming we remember it). There was also no Super-Special Guest this week which meant Ste and Ann could talk about the most important subject in videogames over the past seven days which as we all know was: What was the most boring thing we have done recently? We tried to work out if Ann had AR glasses, were fully entranced by Ste's Noita chat, and nearly went back on our letter ruling from last week. But we didn't. Team OLL has made a unanimous decision and we will stick with it, even if it affects our content levels. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Horror https://noitagame.com/ Reviews: https://www.thebradwellconspiracy.com/ https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/ https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ https://sociablesoccer.com/ http://guildlings.com/ Tracklist: Gala - OPL2 + Reverb https://chipmusic.org/Gala/music/opl2--reverb Feryl - mahjong https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/mahjong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20191 hour, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e08 -- #393 -- A Cute Tangle

The full team came into the studio with sufficient time for the show to start, only to find that the mixing desk didn't want to play fair. Was it upset that we didn't have a show last week? We may never find out. This did mean that this week's episode is one minute shorter than usual, but we increased the quality of the rest of the episode by 1.7% so you won't see any difference (statistic provided by Ann Scantlebury). We managed to get Tom Vian from SFB Games in to talk about Tangle Tower, their latest release, and Snipperclips. Both games were launch titles for Apple Arcade and the Switch respectively so we had lots of questions about how what it was like dealing with Nintendo and Apple. Tom tried his best to answer those questions, without ruining any future relationships. Tangle Tower is a murder mystery game that's also available on Switch and Steam. There's also a soundtrack available, and we played some of it on the show. But more importantly, how do you make your own Snipperclips joycons? There was also confusion about if the Playdate console had been released, Ste had an update from Reboot Develop, Simon might have finally got baseball out of his system (but his Switch habit is getting out of control). Best of all, we had a Damo update. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://adventurexpo.org/ http://www.sfbgames.com/ https://twitter.com/SFBTom https://twitter.com/SFBDim Reviews: https://goose.game/ https://www.mosaiccorp.biz/ https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/ https://www.daedalic.com/state-of-mind Tracklist: Hide Your Tigers - Dream Diver https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers--dream-diver-lsdj Rafael Benjamin Meyer - Detective Grimoire and the Mystery of Tangle Tower https://sfbgames.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20191 hour, 33 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e07 -- #392 -- Three Men and A Little Bullet

After last week’s transport trials we were happy to see the full team in the studio in time for the episode to start. But which one of us missed a flight in the past seven days? And which of us took advantage of the free cable cars that were available thanks to Extinction Rebellion? And did Ann get some shots? There was no Super-Special Guest this week, but we took that as an opportunity to clarify if you needed to wear pants while playing videogames. We also found out if Dexter listens to One Life Left, worked out who was who in Ann’s family, and which of Ann’s naughty grandparents disgusted her the most with their videogame antics. There was some confusion about the location of a letter that Tim Miller sent in, we thought Simon had found it, but maybe he didn’t. And we requested that our listeners send in cakes to the show, which works for Test Match Special. Just don’t do what a listener did with a cake that they sent to Mike Mendoza. That did not end well, or broadcastable. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://store.steampowered.com/app/979120/Autonauts/ https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/event/simon-parkin-a-game-of-birds-and-wolves/ https://zaumstudio.com/ Reviews: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/assemble-with-care/id1450498694 https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/ https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ https://noitagame.com/ Tracklist: Cuby The Box - Hello Chips https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/hallo-chips Tsuwami - Concrete Candy https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/concrete-candy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20191 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e06 -- #391 -- Double After Fine

The full team was back this week for almost the full episode. But which of the team let us down and came in late? Was it Ann, who finally got to show Simon her new party trick? Was it Ste, who managed to get confused as to what skeuomorphism is? (It’s like Link’s Awakening all over again) Or was it Simon, who has had a terrible week in videogame baseball? The answer is held within this episode. And gets answered within the first ten seconds after the theme finishes. Luckily there more to this week’s episode than that. We also had live Fortnite updates, worked out which games company is going to be our next big score, and found out which of the team has been the closest to firing a gun. And if you’re a tv company looking for a new brand to option, could you contact us as soon as possible? We’d be prepared to put you in our Apple Arcade family if that helps. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_(card_game) https://www.facebook.com/events/2406516192962390/ Reviews: https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ https://widerightgames.com/ https://noitagame.com/ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mega-baseball-2-ultimate-edition-switch/ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/ https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast http://sushicat.org/ Tracklist: Chipzel - Beginner’s Luck (Dicey Dungeon) https://chipzel.co.uk/track/beginners-luck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20191 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e05 -- #390 -- OLL Day

The episode was recorded on 07/10, or One Life Left Day as we always forget to say until the 9th, at which point the relevance of it has dissipated somewhat. Ah well. There’s always next year. It’s another Ann free week unfortunately as she was ill, but she had managed to send us the news so we were not as stuck as last week. Plus we also had a Super-Special Guest! George Perkins from Super Rare Games to talk about the Switch games that his company releases in a physical form. We asked him how far in advance he knows what games Super Rare are going to release, if he keeps track of the second hand value of Super Rare’s releases, and which developer is the most attractive. We also found out Simon’s system for remembering names, Ste told us if he was into mobile games, and we tried to work out where Alphabear 2 was on the Google Play store. If you have any leads let us know. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/SuperRareGeorge https://twitter.com/SuperRareGames https://twitter.com/WarpDigitalUK https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/ https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/events/2019/10/21/resofit https://www.facebook.com/events/2406516192962390/ Reviews: https://widerightgames.com/ (Freedom Finger) https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/ Tracklist: DoragonJOKE - Adventurous Bubbleship https://chipmusic.org/%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B4%E3%83%B3JOKE/music/adventurous-bubble-ship Feryl - The Bike Ride Home https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/the-bike-ride-home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e04 -- #389 -- David Dickinson’s Real Meal Deal

With Ann being out of the country in Iceland how will Ste and Simon cope? Well, Simon became obsessed with sleep tracking so it was business as usual for him. Ste however went a little off the rails and this episode became his Simon Mayo confessional. We’ll get HR to give him a verbal warning for bringing the show into disrepute. We also spoke about unions, found out what game Simon launched the crowdfunding for, Ste explained auto chess, and Simon had a live reveal of the new Colonel Sanders. We’re nearly caught up from our Season 20 backlog. The next episode will be uploaded this Thursday and then after that every episode will be released on Wednesday. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://rebootdevelopred.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/kiwo Reviews: https://supermegabaseball.com/ http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/switch-games/gridautosport/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1121910/I_Love_You_Colonel_Sanders_A_Finger_Lickin_Good_Dating_Simulator/ https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ Tracklist: Sofa Spartan - Etherial https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/etherial Solstrsyn - Sunday Sketch https://chipmusic.org/solstrsyn/music/sunday-sketch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e03 -- #388 -- The Game of The Name

What do you do when one of your co-hosts is off and another one is stuck in traffic? Ste showed one of the potential options available in this week’s episode. Luckily Ann managed to get to the studio before her text did, which meant that we’ll have to go back to solo Ste in a future season. No Simon meant that there was no Super-Special Guest, but Ste and Ann had lots to talk about. They made an executive decision to change the format of the news, which is something that will rock videogame radio shows for years to come. The major development of the week is that Marioke changed its name to Maraoke. This news didn’t sound too big, but now you can see it written down you realise that it actually looks different. We also found out that Ann had been watching mucky movies, Ste’s students were doing a game jam on seasons, and Ann forgot what FMV stood for. Again. We also announced the launch party of Maraoke, which is taking place on 18th October at the Loading Bar. See you there. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://play.google.com/about/play-pass/ https://twitter.com/frankcifaldi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMaCV1zXDA https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke Reviews: http://diceydungeons.com/ (again) http://www.tellingliesgame.com/ https://www.increpare.com/game/hypnocult.html Tracklist: adaMills - Star to Finish https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/star-to-finish Solstrsyn - Sunday Sketch https://chipmusic.org/solstrsyn/music/sunday-sketch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e02 -- #387 -- Shaking Hands with the Lecturer

It’s a full team this week, but Simon is poorly so it’s more of a team 2.5. Except we had Jack Attridge on as a Super-Special Guest which boosted us up to 3.5. He was on to talk about Erica, which is also the name of his newest game. Or is it a movie? We try to work out the differences between the two. More importantly, is it a lean back or a lean forward experience? Even more importantly, what does Jack’s Mum think about Erica? We tried to work out if we were a family, checked what we were collectively subscribed to, and did an investigation into if piracy was still popular. Simon undid one button too many on his shirts and Jack told us that he was on the BAFTA jury for best narrative game. Oh the stories he could tell! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/JacksFlavour https://languagedrops.com/ https://www.bandainamco-am.co.uk/machine-sales/deluxe-games/space-invaders-frenzy/ Reviews: http://www.mediocre.se/pinout/ https://supermegabaseball.com/ https://ripstone.com/game/snooker19/ https://buy.mutantyearzero.com/ http://diceydungeons.com/ https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/ http://popcannibal.com/kindwords/ Tracklist: Tsuwami - Battle Music https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/battle-music Going Ham - Secret Man https://chipmusic.org/GoingHam/music/secret-man Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Life Left -- s20e01 -- #386 -- The Acquisitors

So we’re back with season (BEEP). And we have been for the past three weeks, but we forgot to tell anyone. Included in that list was The Caretaker, which is why you’re going to have four episodes over the next two weeks. Aren’t you a lucky bunch of listeners? There was no Simon this week, which meant this episode was a bit Taylor Swift heavy. There was no Super-Special Guest either, which meant we told you everything we knew about Death Stranding. And being our first day back meant we also got to tell you What We Did On Our Holidays. Ste told us about his Gamescom adventures, showed us his astounding powers of recall, and also why he’s going to do a Billy Madison. Ann is now a non-Endless runner and spoiled Succession (luckily off-air). We also gave Cassetteboy a great idea for a new video, explained why Spotify has ruined the art of the hidden track, and told everyone that Marioke is changing its name. Except that was two weeks ago Grandad! Sorry about the delay in uploading the podcasts. Normal service will resume in two weeks. Although, by us failing to upload the episodes two weeks after they aired you could argue that normal service has already started. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://tomorrowcorporation.com/humanresourcemachine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVO3NJCPIoY Reviews: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/erica-ps4/ http://diceydungeons.com/ Tracklist: adaMills - The Motherchip Derris Kharlan - Machine Learning EX Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20191 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e12 -- #385 -- Mufti Day

The last day of radio term always sees a bit of giddiness among the team. The presenters don't wear their usual radio uniform, you can bring your board games and videogames into the studio (although Simon always brings his Switch in), and Lewis Schaffer brings in cakes for us all to enjoy. But one thing Team OLL never does on the last day of term is go skiving. UNTIL NOW. Ann decided that instead of doing the final news of the season, she would rather be driven to Italy by her in-laws. This meant that there was a news-shaped hole in our show. Normally this would result in Simon and Ste seeing what was on Eurogamer, but they had planned ahead and got Sega Badawi aka Caretaker Ben down the Skype line to tell them videogame news that was slightly too long for the news jingle. Considering that Ben couldn't hear the jingle and kept losing his place on his script it worked alright. He even provided us with some Nintendo Karen updates. Once Ben was gone, Ste and Simon had the chance to talk about what they are planning to do over the summer and tried to clarify what the big Gamescom rumour was in 2018. We also booked our first guest of Season 20, made some Marioke announcements (and some pre-announcements), and joined the Slayers Club. Cheerio and happy holidays! Team OLL x Links: https://www.instagram.com/whoamiamyouareme/ https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en/ http://www.denki.co.uk/portfolio/autonauts/ Reviews: https://www.konami.com/games/us/en/products/pixelpuzzle/ https://supermegabaseball.com/ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/FINAL-FANTASY-XII-THE-ZODIAC-AGE-1438870.html https://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/EARTH_DEFENSE_FORCE_41_The_Shadow_of_New_Despair/ https://robjinman.itch.io/pro-office-calculator https://store.steampowered.com/app/865270/LIBRARY/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071920/_Foreign_Frugglers/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102030/KLAC/ Another word game Tracklist: 1. adaMills - Lighthause https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/lighthause 2. 8-BIT Chintendo - Stereophobia https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/stereophobia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/201959 minutes, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e11 -- #384 -- The Art of The Deal

As we all know, One Life Left is recognised throughout the world as the longest running videogame radio show and also as one of the most modest radio shows. But sometimes we need some personal thanks. A little realisation that we've done a good job. And this week's Super-Special Guest Nicholas Lovell gave us some Super-Special Thanks in the acknowledgments of his latest book, The Pyramid of Game Design. Getting unconditional thanks is really something that we don't deserve. Ahem. Nicholas was on the show to talk about his current role, which is Games Director of Hot Wheels ID. It's a way of incorporating your physical Hot Wheels cars with an online gaming experience. The prospect of thinking how to make this as excellent as it could be is what dragged Nicholas out of consulting and back into a full time role. But mostly we tried to think of songs that we could write about Nicholas, as we made a promise to him last time he was on the show. We also found out what Simon expects from a barbeque, if Ste is drifting, how long adult humans live for, and what Damo has been up to. The most unusual fact we discovered is how often authors get their book sales data. Although the ‘swipe before they wipe' fact was quite close. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell https://twitter.com/gamesbrief https://twitter.com/danctheduck https://www.gamesbrief.com/the-pyramid-of-game-design-designing-producing-and-launching-service-games/ Reviews: http://nightcall-game.com/ http://alteredmatter.com/etherborn/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/739540/Break_the_Game/ https://obradinn.com/ http://bombercrewgame.com/ https://twitter.com/thatskygame Tracklist: Coconums - Amalgamy (short) https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/amalgamy-short Astrolander - Never Late Again https://chipmusic.org/stancoolness/music/george-clanton---never-late-again-8-bit-cover-by-astrolander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e10 -- #383 -- Don’t Tell Damo

It's a bit weird talking about yourself in the third person isn't it? Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest Ben Hall had no problems with that, but as he doesn't work in the games industry our interview with him went to places that we don't normally go to. If you need to know what the best train is in videogames, if you can get from Peterborough to Croydon without changing, and who would be our train getaway driver then this is the interview for you. We also celebrated Amazon Prime Day (which just seems to get earlier and earlier every year), found out what Ste has just bought, try to work out where Ste is working, and we got very confused by the Kong family tree. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/uppi17 Reviews: https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/ape-out https://drmario-world.com/ http://roguemance.com/ http://www.residentevil.com/4/ Tracklist: 8-BITchintendo - Famitracker Water Track https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/famitracker-water-track Sofaspartan Music - Ancient Myth https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/ancient-myth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e09 -- #382 -- Get a Hat

No Super-Special Guest this week means we get to look at the items that we've neglected for the past few episodes. A look in our collective spam folders shows that we had been missing out on other SSGs, genuine job offers, and opportunities to improve parts of our bodies. So if you've been really annoyed at us for not responding to an email we're sorry. Although if you're on The List you might be waiting a little bit longer for that reply. There was some pre-Develop chat, with two of the team potentially making themselves homeless. Simon spent part of last week meeting the gaming aristocracy, by meeting Lord Sir Charles Cecil (presumably at one of those exclusive members' clubs). We also found out about another distant relative of Simon's, we believe that we're now up to four countries. Let us know if you're a Byron and you need to buy any Switch games when you are in the UK. As the world's longest-running videogame radio show we took the opportunity to talk about Stranger Things, and tried to work out how much of a journalist Ann is. We also clarified if adults played Fortnite, and worked out the Slay the Spire can be played on mobile. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://bit.ly/ShouldntKickstarters Reviews: http://www.eloh-game.com/ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Super-Mario-Maker-2-1514009.html https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Slay-the-Spire-1423987.html https://fabledgame.com/en/pirates-outlaws/details https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cadence-of-hyrule-crypt-of-the-necrodancer-featuring-the-legend-of-zelda-switch/ Tracklist: 1. Cuby The Box - w8v https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/w8v 2. Amateur LSDJ - Tabula Rasa https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/tabula-rasa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20191 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e08 -- #381 -- Tell Your Mums

It seems that it was only last week that we had Ann Scantlebury on as a Super-Special Guest, and now she's performing stylish and professional jingles for one of the coolest radio stations around. That's what being on One Life Left as a Super-Special Guest will do for you, so feel free to let us know if you're interested. Being a presenter? The benefits of that are still yet to be realised. You'll be pleased to know that there's a Damo update in this week's episode and we also get to confirm if Richard Bates is a nice person or not. However, the debate about what constitutes projectile vomiting is still ongoing. We also find out what Ann's office is like, think of ways to make money off Telltale, learn about emergent gameplay in Dead by Daylight, and try to get Klamm to notice us. Klamm: Please let us be the One Life Left that you keep referring to. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://gamesdonequick.com/ https://twitter.com/hdtgppod Reviews: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/framed-2/id1163105252 https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cadence-of-hyrule-crypt-of-the-necrodancer-featuring-the-legend-of-zelda-switch/ https://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/ https://www.helloneighborgame.com/ https://twitter.com/riskofrain?lang=en https://store.steampowered.com/app/503580/Duck_Season/ Tracklist: Klamm - Daenerys Stormborn https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/daenerys-stormborn Outaspaceman - How Can This Be https://chipmusic.org/outaspaceman/music/how-can-this-be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20191 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e07 -- #380 -- VAR Mar Superstar

With Ann missing at the beginning of the show and no Super-Special Guest booked, the lads took full opportunity to talk about football and if computer referees are better than computer-assisted human referees. It was actually more philosophical that it seems when we've written it down. However, Ann eventually showed up which gave us the opportunity to interview her about the latest developments at her work, without her actually telling us what her work is. We didn't even get to find out the colour. Luckily, Ann had provided us with the latest videogame news for the start of the show, albeit with a massive chunk of news missing. Ste started the show with wet headphones, Simon was starting to move across to his summer wardrobe, and he also provided us with very specific Switch travel gaming tips. We also found out what Damo is up to, who Ann's favourite Eurogamer is, and worked out how much money Alex Fleetwood owes us. Finally we've found a way to monetise. Monetise means blackmail right? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://gamesdonequick.com/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8836241/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4911525/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1427215/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5545055/ Reviews: https://harrypotterwizardsunite.com/ https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/my-friend-pedro https://finalfantasyxii.square-enix-games.com/home/?lang=gb https://198xthegame.com/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1050520/Super_Pig_X/ Tracklist: CoolBecky - Dead Birds https://chipmusic.org/Mark87/music/dead-birds Outaspaceman - how can this be? https://chipmusic.org/outaspaceman/music/how-can-this-be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e06 -- #379 -- Queen of my Cart

Only 379 episodes in and we finally get a Super-Special Guest in with the required knowledge of 90s boybands for Ann and Ste (plus a reluctant Simon) to talk about Busted and Westlife for at least twenty minutes. That SSG was Felicia Prehn from Nopia. She had flown in from Finland purely to be on our radio show, having the opportunity to finally see Westlife after over twenty years of being a fan DEFINITELY didn't have anything to do with it. Did we talk about games during the show? Well, Felicia did teach us something about Pokemon Go, we sort-of worked out why Fortnite is called Fortnite and we decided who was the best out of Tony Gowland and J-Parks - but mostly it was boyband chat. It was probably for the best that we spoke about videogames right at the beginning of the show for once. Luckily, the game that Felicia is working on for Nopia is related to boybands so all this music chat was adjacent to videogame. The provisional title of Felicia's game made Ste (or Ann) audibly gasp with admiration when they heard it. And to top it off we played a track that Felicia made herself. We think that this is the only time that we've played a song on air that the SSG had made. Well, apart from that time Parko released a Marioke style cover of Duran Duran's ‘Hungry Like The Wolf' to be about his new book. Keep 16th August free for a very special Marioke. Although all Mariokes are special aren't they? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/MCLiciaP https://open.spotify.com/artist/6JiAau0Pc8VivfINkMx0KG Reviews: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/grow-home https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Slay-the-Spire-1423987.html https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/ https://zone.msn.com/en/bejeweled/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1066260/Devolver_Bootleg/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/676480/Jettomero_Hero_of_the_Universe/ Tracklist: 1 Sofaspartan Music - Echoes https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/echoes 2 MC Licia - Another Dimension https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fdp9RXdVgU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20191 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e05 -- #378 -- Electronic Behaviour Control System

After an episode with rave reviews across the board we shipped Sarah Brin back off to America (mostly because the reviews shipped Sarah Brin), brought Simon back for a full episode and allowed Ste in the studio. What will the reviews make of this episode? They’ll probably say it’s a bit too Muse heavy, that there weren’t enough live updates from E3 and that the chip music was slightly strange. So a classic episode of One Life Left then. As you’d expect from the world-famous OLL team, one of us was in MCV last week. Now we just need to get that coveted centerfold photoshoot that all podcasts/radio shows want to be on. We’ve been practising our poses for over fourteen years, or is it thirteen? We forget. Or try to forget. What else happens in this episode? Simon announces a new purchase along with a potential second purchase, we let you know what music we listen to whilst we work, there’s a mini Marioke announcement and we confirm if mountains can be metaphors. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.tiltoslo.no/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m4KPsasi9k Reviews: https://www.astrologaster.com/ https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed-3-remastered http://www.celestegame.com/ Tracklist (which is pretty much the same as last week’s): 1 Coconums - And I Saw A Light https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/and-i-saw-a-light 2 SELF7ED - A Hero Rises https://chipmusic.org/SELF7ED/music/a-hero-rises Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20191 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e04 -- #377 -- And Then There Was Ann

One Life Left is known for diversification and we have now moved into the True Crime category, as - one by one - our presenters slowly go missing during the show. Firstly, Ste fails to show up. Then, Simon vanishes at the halfway point. But who could the suspect be? Is it Ann Scantlebury, the HR director annoyed with the time off requests that the team make? Could it be Sarah Brin, the not self-proclaimed Queen of Cool? Or could they both have had other engagements? Hopefully it was the latter as we don't want either Ann or Sarah to be in trouble. Plus Sarah was our Super-Special Guest and none of our SSGs have ever been up before the beak (checks list of SSGs, places a question mark against Parko). Sarah was in to talk about her work in Santa Fe with MeowWolf, how you make an immersive installation, if you can touch a laser and answers the age old question: which came first, the Wolf or George RR Martin? We also find out which is the best city in the world, Ann spoils the Death Stranding trailer, we work out what VR is better than, and asking if any of us have been sued gets a surprising answer from Libby, sorry, Sarah. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/dinosaurrparty https://twitter.com/meowwolf https://vimeo.com/241966869 Reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kids/id1251330372?mt=8 Tracklist: Coconums - And I Saw A Light https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/and-i-saw-a-light SELF7ED - A Hero Rises https://chipmusic.org/SELF7ED/music/a-hero-rises mark 87 - My Last Day https://chipmusic.org/Mark87/music/my-last-day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s19e03 -- #376 -- Drop off the Key, Lee

After a two week absence from the airwaves for two of Team OLL, the full team was back in the studio. Ann had been in Scotland, Simon was in Sweden, and Ste… well it's probably for the best that you didn't hear what Ste was up to last week. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Ground Shatter's James 'J Parks' Parker, who has been a regular SSG on the show over the past few seasons. We spoke to him about Rico, which has now been released on all major platforms since he was last on One Life Left and is doing rather well. J Parks told us the differences when releasing games on multiple systems and which system has the most vocal users. He also jumped out of a plane wearing two pairs of glasses after going to GDC, which is what most people feel like doing after GDC. Wearing two pairs of glasses that is. As a new mini feature Ann went a bit ASMR when telling people about their award, if this works let us know as we're always looking for monetisation ideas. We might also be having a fight with a rival OLL crew, so please let us know any fighting tips. Simon saw the saddest thing in the studio, and connected to that we found out what mode of transport Ste is really into. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/groundshatter http://rico-game.com/ Reviews: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/mortal-kombat-11-switch/ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-v2-remastered-switch/ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/saints-row-the-third-the-full-package-switch/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trollskogen/id1438097222?mt=8 https://store.steampowered.com/app/1012560/Snakeybus/ https://bethesda.net/en/game/rage2 Tracklist: Amateur lsdj - Devolution https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/devolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e02 -- #375 -- Featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco

After a break for Easter, the One Life Left team is back! And then going on holiday the week after due to May day. And maybe the week after that. It’s what you expect from us: Poor quantity over poor quality. But anyway, this week’s episode saw Ann play real life Neko Atsume, Ste talked specs-y to us, and Simon made throwing a stick even more fun than it already is. We also had more Red Hot Boscombe Chat, worked out the optimum amount of people to play Towerfall with, and read out some classic emails. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.owlfield.com/pf/escape-room-frequency/ https://www.katanazero.com/ http://www.cupheadgame.com/ http://pipepushparadise.com/ http://yankaispeak.com/ https://www.humblebundle.com/store/forager Tracklist: Saulc12 - Pixellated Memory https://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/pixellated-memory Amateur LSDJ - Path Least Traveled https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/path-least-traveled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20191 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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One Life Left -- s19e01 -- #374 -- Boscombe-bat School

Do Americans celebrate Easter? That’s the main question that we ask in this week’s episode, the first since our pre-Spring break. Ann was away, so instead of catching up on over six weeks’ worth of videogame news Ste told us what he did in Croatia, his new haircut, and what games are best to play in a hospital. Oh, he might also make a small announcement too. We didn’t have a Super-Special Guest in the studio, but we did have Bertil Hörberg on the Skype line. Unfortunately we found it very difficult to pin him down on how many videogames he has made, but fortunately he was very willing to tell us all about Mechstermination Force, which is Contra meets Shadow of the Colossus and is available now on the Switch. Bertil is the brains behind the excellent Gunman Clive so you know it’ll be a good game. We also found out who or what is the best replacement for a talk by Yu Suzuki, what game Ste is potentially the best in the world at, and work out once and for all which is the best out of Reddit and Twitter. See you in two weeks time! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/BertilHorberg http://www.mechsterminationforce.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1847530248686287/ Tracklist: 1 Wonderful Substance https://chipmusic.org/%EF%BD%97%EF%BD%8F%EF%BD%8E%EF%BD%84%EF%BD%85%EF%BD%92%EF%BD%86%EF%BD%95%EF%BD%8C%E2%96%91%EF%BD%93%EF%BD%95%EF%BD%82%EF%BD%93%EF%BD%94%EF%BD%81%EF%BD%8E%EF%BD%83%EF%BD%85++%7B%E6%B2%B3%E5%A7%94%7D/music/-----dl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s18e06 -- #373 -- Toalett Samtal

What better way to celebrate Simon coming back from Sweden than by having one more show before we go on a six week break? There are probably lots of better ways, but unfortunately this is the option that we have decided upon. The fewer of two evils as some might say. With the need to prepare everyone for an OLL shaped hole in their life for the next few weeks, we didn't have a Super-Special Guest on this episode. This meant that we had extra time to fully speak to Simon about the toilet situation in Sweden, and invent a new feature for the show*. There was also time to discuss the first Marioke held at Loading Bar that wasn't hosted by Ste, a run through of the history of deck building games, and we made a mini GDC announcement. We went interactive this week: Feel free to send us the videos of you doing the dance that Ann explains the moves to, or your drawings of the person that she describes. We would say that we'd give a prize to the best in each category, but given our track record in giving out prizes that might be a bit of a reach. Cheerio and see you in six weeks! Team OLL x *We still need new features for the show. If you have any ideas let us know through the usual channels. Links: http://fundraiser.resonance.fm Tracklist: Amateur LSDJ - Frozen https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/frozen Martin Demsky - To Be C64tinued https://chipmusic.org/martin_demsky/music/to--be-c64tinued Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20191 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s18e05 -- #372 -- Oh My Dahlin

After a week's absence due to various illnesses OLL returned to a studio missing one team member, who was away in Sweden. But which one was it? The mystery gets solved fairly early in the episode, this is why we're a videogame radio show and not a true crime podcast. As Dry January has been replaced by Drenched February we had a Super-Special Guest - James Chew from Failbetter Games. Their new game Sunless Skies came out two weeks ago so we thought we'd ask him what it's like developing a game world with an existing fanbase, what it's like moving from being a fan of the series to helping design it, and how does James' degree help in his videogame career. We clarified the Marioke franchise situation, went CD free (only one edit done in post, but more were arguably needed), tried to work out if Ste was an octopus, and spoke about the iphone a lot. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/jamesstanthony Tracklist: Amateur LSDJ - Frozen https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/frozen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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One Life Left -- s18e04 -- #371 -- Viene Tormenta

The final episode of Dry January sees the team inspired with interactive ideas. We announced the date of our Resonance FM fundraising date (Friday April 26th), and came up with an artistic competition. Hopefully when we go through the entries next week it will work as an audio event. We've also moved into sponsorship. Instead of monetising our own brands, we've decided to monetise Rami Ismail's Gamedev.World conference. Hopefully it will turn out to have over 8,501 meetings during the event otherwise we'll not be getting our money's worth. There's blockchain chat (we really need some Super-Special Guests soon), Simon works out how to beat loot boxes, Ste updates an old joke, and Ann helps trademark a new brand. This time next year we'll be millionaires! Which means that Rami will be a millionaire on top of the billions he already has! Cheerio! Team OLL (and Simon, the Ultimate Gamer) x Links: https://gamedev.world/ http://fundraiser.resonance.fm Tracklist: Klamm - Worship https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/worship Amateur LSDJ - Debrief https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/debrief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20191 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s18e03 -- #370 -- 2 Loud 4 Networking

Another episode with the full team and no Super-Special Guest. Luckily Simon was on hand to give it a catchy title that is in no way brand infringing. This week Ste broke electricity, Ann told all about her teeth, and Simon bragged about his data allowance. He also potentially spoiled a film for Ann, but it turned out Ann had already seen the film in question, she'd just forgotten that she had seen it. Luckily, her personal Siri-style assistant Matt managed to explain it all. We also discussed how we would copy Ariana Grande, the last Marioke (which had a world first for karaoke, and found out that Ste is a jock. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ Tracklist: 8 Bit Universe - Into You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZCPdRw8L40 Zanza12349 - Octave 8 https://chipmusic.org/Zanza12349/music/brassy-8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20191 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s18e02 -- #369 -- Not A Lot

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1/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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One Life Left -- s18e01 -- #368 -- Gambo: First Blood

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1/10/20191 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e14 -- #367 -- Fifty Shades of Gris

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12/19/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e13 -- #366 -- Brothers Gonna Smash It Out

A full team this week as Simon returned from his trip to Japan, however there was no Super-Special Guest. Maybe Roll 7 will be on next week, but we've not been given any guarantees either way. Without a SSG in this episode Simon and Ste took the opportunity to talk about their latest favourite game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although it might sound more like complaining about getting old, rather than talking about the latest game in an established videogame franchise. We also found out what Ste can say on air, who is making games for Ann, and Simon found out who loves the Switch more than he does. And - what's this? - a challenger approaches! Or a random entrant into the studio at least. Cheerio! Team OLL Links: https://www.aldi.co.uk/ http://xmasparty.singmarioke.com Tracklist: 1. Joe Berry Osponge - Phantom Boss Fight https://chipmusic.org/joeberryosponge/music/phantom-boss-fight 2. PSS 270 - Mikromusikwerk 03 (Casio + Atari) https://chipmusic.org/PSS-270/music/mikromusikwerk-03-casio--atari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20181 hour, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e12 -- #365 -- Stars In Their Pies

No shoes chat this week for those of you tuning in, but we managed to get some paneer chat for those of you interested in a vegetarian Christmas. Ann also kept us up to date with the current leaders in the mince pie ratings and gave good Christmas music advice. However, maybe we should have asked this week's Super-Special Guest - Tim Summers - instead. He's a musicologist who specialises in videogames and lectures at Royal Holloway, University of London. He told us about what videogames can teach us about music, which games do good generative music, and how videogame music will change in the future. He will also be helping us with our new game genre that we came up with in this episode. We also worked out if Ste is the same as Rockstar, found out what game Tim played with his Dad, and Ann made two very good jokes. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Ludomusicology http://www.ludomusicology.org/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tim-Summers/e/B01L1P9CNS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Tracklist: 1. Nestrogen - Capricious Cohorts https://chipmusic.org/Nestrogen/music/capricious-cohorts 2. Veenomn - The Enter Key https://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/the-enter-key Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20181 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e11 -- #364 -- Dark Soles

It's another two-person One Life Left this week as a Japanese-bound Simon swaps his seat in the studio with a recovering Ste. Also, with the main SSG booker being away we failed to get an SSG this week, but we did have an SSS making an appearance instead (Super-Special Siri). The important thing to note this week is that tickets for our Christmas Marioke are on sale, and are selling pretty quickly. It's being held at the Loading Bar in Dalston on Friday 14th December at 7pm. The real gaming Santa will be there! We talked about subtitles in videogames, shoes sort-of in videogames, and tried to figure out what we can buy from Telltale. The OLL Style Guide gets a further update with the correct pronunciation of Cyber Monday. Does anyone have the full contents of the OLL Style Guide? We really should have been keeping track of all the entries. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jvmgd http://xmasparty.singmarioke.com Tracklist: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Urgency https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/urgency 2. Nakayama Ramo - Swing By https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/swing-by Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/201859 minutes, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e10 -- #363 -- We Need To Talk About Milo

There's one person that Team OLL always want to know what they're up to. That person is Milo, best friend to Peter Moulinex, and one-time caller to the show. Unfortunately we've not heard from him in quite a while, but could this week's Super-Special Guest Kostas Zarifis from Rogue Sun Games help in our quest? Potentially, but mostly he wanted to talk about his new game Tin Hearts (living in just one mind - another Marioke idea for anyone who actually reads this text). It's a VR game that is Lemmings meets A Christmas Carol, which sounds really great: We always wanted to be able to press a button that would blow up Scrooge and friends all at once. Oh no! It's not like that at all, it's even better than what we thought. Kostas told us more about Tin Hearts, why he chose to start it in Early Access, and how VR is coming back. There's no Ste this week as he was poorly, but Simon managed to create a new Xbox, and Ann is looking in people's houses, as well as singing most of her review. We also moved into the exciting world of shoutouts. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Kostas_Zarifis https://twitter.com/RogueSunGames Tracklist: 1. Commando - Bitrunner Blues (remix) 2. Outrun - Magical Sound Shower (remix) 3. Ghosts and Goblins (surf mix) http://www.remix64.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20181 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e09 -- #362 -- Ipswicher 3: Wild Hunt

No Super-Special Guest this week due to illness, but we do have the return of the Scants. She's feeling a bit better after a week off, which meant Ste and Simon were feeling a bit better as they wouldn't have to do the news. Without a Super-Special Guest this meant that the team could work on their personal projects. This involved trying to work out where Ipswich was, remember who Ann made eat an egg, and clarify if Mike Channel can drive in real life. We also updated the OLL Style Guide with the correct pronunciation of Prima Games, and Simon bought another thing that he definitely won't like. There was also discussion of the latest YouTube videogame shows that are available, which allowed Simon to make a really good joke. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/gameanglia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g Tracklist: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Fleet https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleet 2. MC Jimmy - What it Means https://chipmusic.org/MC+Jimmy/music/what-it-means Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20181 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e08 -- #361 -- What’s The Frequency, Stephen?

Another Ann absence this week, which would normally mean that Simon and Ste start buying video game equipment that they don't need, but this time they took to opportunity to learn something about themselves. Which was mostly their middle names. Ann did manage to write some news which Simon read out, but he did point out that no jokes were included. Unless there were and Simon was news-shaming Ann. Or maybe Ann just improvs the jokes as she's reading the news out? This week we had the very prepared Nicholas Lovell on as our Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about his new book - the Pyramid of Games Design - which is aimed at people who make videogames, those who are trying to switch to service-based games, and anyone starting in the industry. He told us how you get people to become superfans of your games, how many layers a game needs, and if losing the narrative in videogames is a Good Thing. But to be honest, we were a little disappointed that Team OLL wasn't acknowledged in Nicholas' previous book The Curve (which invented FIFA's Ultimate Team mode). Surely this would be rectified in his new book? We also found out that Ste has been spying on Mrs Graham, how easy it is to put on a bandana (Hi D Perry), if P Moulinex invented Fortnite, how Ste tells the temperature, and Simon couldn't remember. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell https://twitter.com/gamesbrief https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramid-Game-Design-Designing-Producing/dp/1138298891/ https://www.games4eu.com/ Tracklist: 1. Imaginary - Transfer Student https://chipmusic.org/Imaginary/music/transfer-student 2. Nakayama Ramo - Sticky and Stringy https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/sticky--stringy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e07 -- #360 -- Scrapper’s Delight

After three episodes where they were separated by illness and work, the full team were back together. Ste and Simon were particularly happy about this as it mean that they didn’t have to worry about who was doing the news. This week’s Super-Special Guest was James Parker from Ground Shatter, who wanted to talk about the Switch port of SkyScrappers. Instead Ann asked him to clarify how years works and why we have seasons. It’s really annoying as SkyScrappers is the definitive fighting game where you climb up a collapsing building, and we know how crowded that genre is. We managed to discover if it works with the Flip Grip, if a clever title works in print or only on OLL, and what categories should be in the Switch eshop. Simon is still buying more stuff, and even persuaded Ann into joining him. Ste is still having microphone issues, Ann worked out why the Pope doesn’t like Apple, and James proved to be a good aide memoire for Ste. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/groundshatter http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip Tracklist: 1. Ada Mills - O.O.E. https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/ooe 2. Klamm - No Life Left https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/no-life-left Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20181 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e06 -- #359 -- Oh What A Feeling

... When you're driving on a ceiling. With Ann absent due to non-OLL related work, it was left to Ste and Simon to man the studio. Luckily for Simon's wallet they didn't have to fill the space buying more peripherals for his Switch as they had Leo and Al from Wired Production on as Super-Special Guests. Originally they were on to talk about Leo's history in games, but we rapidly changed to talking about their latest game, GRIP: Combat Racing, once we realised what was literally at stake. GRIP:Combat Racing is a combat racing game. Once again, what comes after the colon explains everything. It's inspired by the classic Playstation game Rollcage and sees cars driving on the ceiling. Oh wait, that's what the GRIP bit stands for. It turns out not everything is explained after the colon. We asked how GRIP improves on Rollcage, what it is like getting the fans involved, and what should be put in a collector's edition. Due to Scants' being away there was a news-shaped hole in the episode, and we proved that three men are definitely not the same as one Ann (and we repeated a story - we should really listen to the episodes that we're not on). We also discovered if Leo likes sand, Simon gets another peripheral for his Switch, Ste discovered a Swedish cure for cold, and we had some Red Hot Intellivision Chat. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/WiredP http://wiredproductions.com/ https://twitter.com/leo_zullo https://twitter.com/alasdairhibberd Tracklist: 1. Imaginary - Transfer Student 2. Zark - Gods of Nature Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e05 -- #358 -- 101 Hours or Fewer

After last week with no Ann and no SSG, what will this week bring? Well, Ste had been taking Marioke to the streets of LA and unfortunately caught a bug so couldn't be in the studio. And Simon? Well, he was away but we are never really sure why he needs to take so much time off. Perhaps he bought a new docking station for his Switch. So it was Ann running the studio, and she wasn't by herself. Helping her out was the NSSSG (Not So Super-Special Guest) Ben Hall. Ben hasn't made a game, but he does upload the podcasted episodes of One Life Left and is also writing this sentence now which is very meta. And, as well as Ben, an absent contributor made his return to the airwaves. We managed to cover the important gaming topics, like which VR game is potentially the Best VR Game Ever, which FOTS caused Brexit, what game can Ann not pronounce properly, and how will Ben save the programmers at Rockstar? We also got in a fish pun cul de sac and came up with some amazing videogame ideas that we will make our millions from. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/moss-ps4/ http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/ Tracklist: 1. Monotron - Chipchune 2. Ada Mills - Secret 7 3. Amateur LSDJ - Macabre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20181 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e03 -- #356 -- He Is The Law

It's extremely worrying to be writing about a videogame lawyer. If we get anything wrong about them then we could be sued for our Marioke Millions, it's why we've avoided having Phoenix Wright on the show. Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest, Tim Davies from Sheridans, set the bar (clever wording we know, cheers) for being a good lawyer so we took the opportunity to ask him lots of purely theoretical questions that we have to legally state we were not asking for a friend. We manage to cover loot boxes, found out which publishers are good for developers, and when can you legally shake a client. Ann is still a bit poorly, but this time it seems to be because she licked that Switch cartridge last week. Remember: All of Team OLL are professional trained cartridge lickers, things can go wrong. Please, don't try this at home. Do it outside of the home, as the Switch can be a portable console. Ann is away next week (this is unconnected to the cartridge licking), so if you fancy being an SSG that week (or any other Monday) then drop us a line at the usual address. As well as all that we had Simon coming to the studio all fresh after a hair cut, we came up with a great non-IP infringing idea, and Ste found out what the kids know about videogames. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/tagdavies http://www.sheridans.co.uk/lawyers/tim-davies.aspx Tracklist: 1. adaMills - Secret 7 2. Alternate Dementia - Grizzly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e02 -- #355 -- X-Ray Perspex

As befits a new season of One Life Left, we missed recording an episode last week. This was due to the combination of Simon being in Portugal and Ann getting ill through bad videogame news. There was the potential 'third way' of podcasting by having a 'One Ste Left' episode but luckily the OLL National Executive Committee overruled him. However, this meant that the full team was in the studio this week to talk to our Super-Special Guest: George Perkins from Super Rare Games (Super-Special Rare Games is still available at Companies House). They make games that are usually only available on the Nintendo eShop as actual physical games. Not only that, but you get EXCLUSIVE extras like crosswords, signed trading cards, and pebbles instead of cartridges (the pebble thing might only be a monetisation idea that Ste has had). We also did some live unboxing, live tasting, updated the OLL style guide, and found out that Ann is going to Comicon. But mostly, we were worried about Simon. Him liking a chiptune is fairly unusual, but not buying a Nintendo product as soon as it's available? Something must have happened in Portugal. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/superraregeorge https://twitter.com/superraregames Tracklist: 1. Gavin Graham - The Eve of the War 2. Feryl - Self Esteem (II) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20181 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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One Life Left -- s17e01 -- #354 -- Remainiac Mansion

Annoyingly our attempt at doing a Wii U/EU pun for the title of this episode didn't really work when it was written out. So just make your own ones up, as long as you say them out loud. But anyway. One Life Left is back! After a summer break of about six weeks we were back in time (give or take a few weeks) for the start of Parliament so that we could finally talk about Brexit. We got Ian Dunt, the host of the Remainiacs podcast and Editor on politics.co.uk, on as a Super-Special Guest to talk about Brexit but he kept wanting to relate it to videogames. Doesn't he know that we're Europe's only radio show about politics? Or did we get confused from our time away? That's possibly the answer. As well as our red hot Brexit chat we all did our usual spoken-word essay on What We Did In Our Holidays, updated the OLL style guide with the approved pronounciation of 'troll', and let you know which popular beat combos are good at Mario Kart. Ann told us her criteria for a good videogame, Ste gave us a Crimewatch update on his stolen laptop and one of our readers gave Ian the ultimate moral dilemma (great cars them moral dilemmas). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/IanDunt https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/09/10/brexit-is-sabotaging-the-british-video-games-industry Track List: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Hardcore 2. adaMills - Mini Boss 3. hiro094 - Returnees Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e09 -- #353 -- Cyber Razor Cuts

It's the final episode of One Life Left before our summer break which means that it's mufti day. Actually, did everyone have a mufti day at school or was it a regional thing? Well everyone brought games in for their last day didn't they? Despite there not being an England World Cup match on Monday Simon still didn't make it into the studio and he also neglected to book a Super-Special Guest so it was a Scanters and Ste Summer Special. This meant they got to talk about the most relevant topic in videogames this week, which was obviously haircuts. There was also discussion about immersive theatre, a solid rain joke from Ann, we finally confirmed if we were HAPPY TO PAY FOR GAMES, and the Ste and Microphone feud continued. It'll probably still be going into Season 17. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/2125483711021889/ https://www.digitiser2000.com/main-page/review-somnai-an-immersive-vr-experience https://www.dotdot.london/ Tracklist: 1. Deko - Pancakes https://chipmusic.org/Deko/music/pancakes 2. Feryl - Summer is Fading https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20181 hour, 30 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e08 -- #352 -- No News is Bad News

We had a Scanters-shape hole in the show today (why does HR keep approving her holiday requests?) which meant that Simon and Ste needed to do the news this week. Do you think that they planned ahead and wrote the news stories well in advance or decided to throw this week’s Super-Special Guest a curveball and asked him what he thought was good news? It's a fairly easy question to answer, but we felt that Jim Rossignol from Big Robot would be the perfect SSG to be able to cope with this challenge. He's well known for his polite manner and definitely thinks that swearing isn't big (robot) or clever (robot). Jim also took the chance to tell us about Big Robot's soon-to-be-and-sort-of-already-released fifth game The Light Keeps Us Safe which is available on Steam Early Access. There was some talk about how the OLL style guide differs to Eurogamer's, we tried to find out why we keep getting excluded from the important debates, and Jim remembered which reviews he forgot about writing. Cheerio, Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/bigrobotltd https://twitter.com/jimrossignol Tracklist: 1. Crystal Cave - ada Mills https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/crystal-cave 2. Castaway - Amateur LSDJ https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/castaway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20181 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e07 -- #351 -- Locating Manually

What does QVC stand for? Great products at great prices. OK, let's make this clearer: What do the letters in QVC stand for? You will find out the true answer during this week's episode of OLL. Which stands for One Life Left - a poor videogame radio show on a great radio station. Our Super-Special Guest was Alex Fleetwood from Sensible Object, who has passed most of his training to be on QVC. He's been busy making Fabulous Beasts, then renaming it as Beasts of Balance, adding a new feature to Beasts of Balance (which is a potential OLL EXCLUSIVE), before moving onto Alexa powered board games like the travel trivia game When In Rome. Alex has also been trying to make Bingo more exciting, but annoying things like image rights have been getting in the way. We also found out if Simon is annoyed by time travel, if Ste gets on with his microphone, and if Ann liked her hotel in Brighton. And football isn't coming home either, but if this is news to you only as a result of listening to this podcast then you probably weren't that bothered about it’s attendance anyway. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.voiceoriginals.com/ https://twitter.com/ammonite https://twitter.com/VoiceOriginals https://amateurlsdj.bandcamp.com Tracklist: 1. Klamm - Transformation https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/life-transformation 2. Amateur LSDJ - Storm Outro https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/storm-outro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20181 hour, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e06 -- #350 -- Smash Bros. in the Attic

We had the full team in this week but no Super-Special Guest. We were going to get Jesse Lingard on to talk about Fortnite, but he was busy for some reason or other. After our mini-break last week we came back to a very hot studio and Ste had made the mistake of not wearing shorts (luckily he didn’t make the additional mistake of not wearing trousers). We discussed what we got up to during Saturday’s football, Ann successfully workshopped a joke, Ste ordered some games in contradiction to his previous statements, and Simon has made some money. We also found out that soon we will find out if we are more important than QVC, that Simon is a Catfish, and that at least two of our Significant Others listen to the show live. You can too at 7pm on Resonance FM. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://resonancefm.com/ https://twitter.com/developconf Tracklist: 1. Zer0 Filt3r - neato https://chipmusic.org/Zer0+Filt3r/music/neato 2. Sanczo Zapiekanka - Pegasos Elegium https://chipmusic.org/Sanczo+Zapiekanka/music/pegasos-elegium 3. Amateur LSDJ - Armada https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/armada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e05 -- #349 -- Jim is Not In

Simon was back this week but we didn’t have a Super-Special Guest through no fault of our own. Honest. This meant that Ste had more time to talk about Mario Tennis Aces and if he loves it more than he loves Smash Bros. Simon decided to go headphones free and has discovered literally hundreds of pounds hiding in his attic (it’s the cupboard under the stairs that is where the real worthless items are). We also found out that we are now on Spotify, Ann discovered that you can put JoyCons on your body, and we managed to solve Brexit through loot boxes. We debriefed the team about Marioke in Berlin and how it is different to UK Marioke (mostly it’s to do with smoking). WARNING: Ste will be mostly talking about Lumines next week so be prepared for that. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://open.spotify.com/show/2qWrMFprXwtOFfVEQIh6qd?si=chqlsdtpTMG8ybMAHpERUA Tracklist: 1. Ada Mills - Space Stage https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/space-stage 2. Squoril - Atari Love Song https://chipmusic.org/squoril/music/atari-love-song Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20181 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e04 -- #348 -- Feel The Ferocious Heat

Sometimes One Life Left is scheduled against big events, which means that some of our listeners usually have to catch up through these podcasts. Luckily this week all that was happening at 7pm was an England match - which pretty much everyone agreed was a 7/10 performance. For some reason Simon was away this week (which HR are investigating), but he managed to book Luke Williams as a Super-Special Guest before he went off. Luke was on for his fourth or fifth appearance and took his third or fourth chance to talk about Worlds Adrift. Except this time Worlds Adrift has finally been released. As it’s an open world MMO we found out if Americans are nicer than Europeans, why Team OLL was missed off Bossa's big sky ship event, and if the game broke in a good way. We thought of a great mod for The Last of Us 2, Ann decided she was going to become great at Fortnite, then realised that she was already a legend in Worlds Adrift, Ste showed even more love for Smash Bros, and we found out if Luke enjoyed swinging. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/WorldsAdrift https://twitter.com/eternz https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldsAdriftTakesFlight Tracklist: 1. Brink - Tough World https://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/tough-world-2a03-sunsoft-bass 2. Pointless - Pulse Wave Rave Party https://chipmusic.org/Pointless/music/pulse-wave-rave-party 3. Klamm - Discoveries https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/discoveries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e03 -- #347 -- Ste’s keys

The full team is back in the studio for the second week in a row, so that should mean that we had no issues with playing jingles correct? Assuming that the Caretaker made the edits that needed doing then the answer is yes. Our Super-Special Guest was the games designer and writer-for-hire of Little Mix fanfic Holly Gramazio. She clarified some points of order that related to our first episode of this season as she part-curates the amazing Now Play This festival and runs design superstar company Matheson Marcault - our favourite gaming company with the initials MM (at least until Media Molecule are on the show). We find out all about Holly’s new Kickstarter project Art Cards, which cards were rejected from Art Cards, whether people prefer to be Arty or to Party, and what border control think of her job. Ann brought her backpack into the studio and also found a great loophole for doing E3 news that she should have implemented twelve years ago. Simon has a new purchase that he hasn’t opened yet and jointly proclaimed his love for Kingdom Hearts with Ste. We also found out why Ste has an Android phone. The answer probably won’t shock you. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/hollygramazio https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334173917/art-deck-a-collaborative-drawing-game https://twitter.com/mathmarcault https://twitter.com/nowplaythese Tracklist: 1. Klamm - The Door into the Summer https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/the-door-into-the-summer 2. Amateur LSDJ - Naval https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/naval Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20181 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e02 -- #346 -- Pro Sieben

The full team were back from their bank holiday off including Simon (who had also taken another four months off for some (literally) small reason and we were willing to answer the most important question in gaming today: Is caviar vegetarian? We managed to get Tom and Sam from Roll 7 into the studio to tell us all about their new game Laser League 1.0, which sounds (and is) excellent. We found out what it is like to be beaten at your own game, how useful feedback from the public is (remember to send in your letters to us) and what colour their new game is. Hey - some running jokes just span multiple seasons. We also find out that Ste didn’t want Sam to talk very much on the show, if we had a shark in the studio, try to remember if we’re on Spotify (spoiler: not yet), and find out rough Simon is with his Switch. Cheerio, Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Roll_7 Tracklist: 1. Klamm - Doc (seems to have been deleted from Chipmusic - Ed) https://twitter.com/Klamm00/status/1003197641927380992 2. sudstep - Beach Episode https://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/beach-episode 3. amateur lsdj - Peace Outro https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/peace-outro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20181 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s16e01 -- #345 -- Subjection!

We’re back! And as usual for us coming back for a new season, we’re not on next week. We also don’t have a Super-Special Guest, Super-Special Simon or the Super-Special reviews theme. So normal service has resumed. We are also proud to announce that One Life Left is GDPR compliant, which famous person an Italian Ste looks like and that Ann has forgotten her headphone and hairdo preferences. There’s also a review of how Marioke has taken over the world and we tell you all how great Now Play This was. Not only that you get to find out if our partners are snorers or not. As we said, normal service has resumed. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6lY1GXTu5M http://nowplaythis.net/ Track list: 1. ada Mills - prelude (NES) https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/prelude-nes 2. Lognes - Artificial Intelligence Assistant https://chipmusic.org/Lognes/music/fish-out-of-water 3. Justbeenwarpzoned - Ignorance https://chipmusic.org/Justbeenwarpzoned/music/ignorance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20181 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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One Life Left with Gamasutra -- GDC18 -- Episode 5

This is our final episode from 2018’s GDC. Ste finally manages to get the subject onto ice cream, but we also got to speak to these fab* Super-Special Guests: Robin-Yann Storm (@RYStorm) Esben Kjær Ravn (@esbenravn) Daniel Nye Griffiths (@D_Nye_Griffiths) Mare Sheppard (@MareSheppard) Raigan Burns (@raiganburns) Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor) Hosted by: Bryant Francis (@rbryant2012) Kris Graft (@krisgraft) Ste Curran (@steishere) Ann Scantlebury (@scanters) Cheerio! Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x * Clever wording we know, cheers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20181 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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One Life Left with Gamasutra -- GDC18 -- Episode 4

Our fourth GDC episode sees us missing Kris for the first set of Super-Special Guests, but we manage to get him back partway through the show. Speaking of which, the Super-Special Guests on the show were: Robin-Yann Storm (@rystorm) Joel Nyström (@reallyjoel) Nathalie Lawhead (@alienmelon) Bennett Foddy (@bfod) Robin Baumgarten (@robin_b) Frank Cifaldi (@frankcifaldi) Vincent Diamante (@vincentdiamante) Hosted by: Alex Wawro (@awawro) Kris Graft (@krisgraft) Ann Scantlebury (@scanters) Ste Curran (@steishere) Cheerio! Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20181 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left with Gamasutra -- GDC18 -- Episode 3

First there was an episode of One Life Left from GDC 2018. Then there was another one of it. Then there was another one of it (we need a new joke for episode 4). Featuring the following Super-Special Guests: Jennifer Hazel (@rx_pixel) Osama Dorias (@osamadorias) Laura Bularca (@sarienn) Emily Short (@emshort) Will Porter (@batsphinx) Andrew Barron (http://andrewbarron.net/) Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee) Hosted by: Kris Graft (@krisgraft) Ste Curran (@steishere) Ann Scantlebury (@scanters) Game played during the intro/outro: Puyo Puyo Tetris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20181 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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One Life Left with Gamasutra -- GDC18 -- Episode 2

It's our second episode from GDC 2018. Featuring: Jonathan Ying (@Fancymancer) Kate Edwards (@geogrify) Anna Lapinsh (@treslapin) Gabby DaRienzo (@gabdar) Luis de Leon (@luisfdeleon) Brendan Greene (@playerunknown) Ben Myres (@_benjamming) Tammy Duplantis (@tambalaya) Hosted by: Kris Graft (@krisgraft) Ste Curran (@steishere) Ann Scantlebury (@scanters) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20181 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left at GDC 2018 with Gamasutra, Episode 1

Recorded live in San Francisco, 19/3/2018. Presented by Ann Scantlebury, Ste Curran and Gamasutra's Kris Graft. Guests: Jerry Belich (Jerrytron) Eline Muijres (Dutch Game Garden) Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) Martine Spaans (Tamalaki Games) Tadhg Kelly (What Games Are) Daniel Nye Griffiths (Improbable) Martin Jonasson (Grapefrukt) David McCarthy (Cygames) Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) Adriel Wallick (Train Jam) Quintin Smith (Shut Up & Sit Down) Matt Boch (Harmonix) Leigh Alexander (Reigns: Her Majesty) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20181 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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One Life Left March 13th 2018

Here is this week's podcast.    No-one reads this bit anyway, do they?   2Q??Q-L52GR-FLPMX   Love,   Your friends at O??   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left - 26th February 2018

Hello! It’s Ste, Simon and Ann here. As we type this – each taking a word, because we broadcast in a democracy – we are in the midst of “The Beast From The East” which is 2018-speak for “Some Snow”. Listeners in the UK will be familiar with Some Snow because when it happens The Man puts it on the news and in the papers. Trains get cancelled and right-wing idiots make a joke about global warming. The country comes to a standstill. But not us! Oh no, at least two of us and hopefully a Super Special Guest made the arduous trek to Resonance Eff Em to bring you this show, which once again does not feature The Other One. (Who is a little frustrated because he or she has been meaning to tell you about Celeste – great even though it’s hard – and Mercenary Kings – hard, even though it’s great – both solid 7/10s, full reviews to follow). As ever, this is probably a brilliant show. The Other One hasn’t listened to it yet because it’d likely wake the baby and we literally frame our lives around trying to keep it asleep for a bit so we can catch up on East Enders. Enjoy! Ste, Simon and Ann.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left 12th Feb 2018

Roses are red Violets are flowers Missed One Life Left? Then enjoy this hour's   Hi Listeners. HUGE Apologies for being so tardy with the podcast so far this year. All have us have been so busy, we’ve neglected our duty to you, our biggest fan. We have found a short-term solution, though – one of us has been sacked from show and forced to upload the podcast, which also involves writing this bit. See if you can guess who. This week, the show features Ste and Ann talking about stuff, which includes videogames and probably Marioke. I dunno, I haven’t heard it, I have a baby. Ste said I could do this bit whilst literally holding it but that’s not true. Have you ever held a baby? It takes, at the very least, half of your arms. Anyway, I’m going to upload this now. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Valentine's Day! Love from, Ste, Simon, Ann PS: Please help support Resonance FM - head to the fundraiser site here https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e13 -- #341 -- No News but Some Reviews

Right, the Caretaker stayed a lot later at work than expected today so this intro is going to be missing the (attempts at) jokes that you usually receive. There was no Simon this week or at our Christmas Party and Ann couldn’t be bothered to do any news, so we reviewed 2017 and Si Park’s review of 2017. Expect the CD of Resonance FM tunes to become a major part of the show in 2018. We also gave the definitive list of iPad games which we shall type here for posterity: Getting Over It Anything by Zac Gage Picross Galaxy Reigns: Her Majesty Anything by Simogo Anything by Mediocre Games Space Team Desktop Dungeon Any Synthesiser simulators Cheerio and Merry Christmas! Team OLL x Links: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2017/dec/10/best-video-games-of-2017-observer-critics-review Tracklist: 1. The Emu - Foodman in Duckland https://chipmusic.org/The+Emu/music/foodman-in-duckland 2. Shizundeiru Chip - Sabertooth https://chipmusic.org/shizundeiru_chip/music/sabertooth 3. METRO - Codename: Sailor V https://chipmusic.org/METRO/music/codename-sailor-v-nec-pc-88-ost---stage-1-1-city-streets-by-metro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20171 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e12 -- #340 -- Fleetwouldn't

Due to a swollen tongue we were unable to have a Super-Special Guest this week. As this is likely to be the final episode of 2017 with the full team we took advantage of the extra time to complain about Animal Crossing and Battlefront 2. Outside was pretty cold, but the studio was fairly hot so it was tops off for all attending - even the piano. It was Simon’s birthday last week and he took to his new hoverboard to become a YouTube/drug deal busting Superstar. Expect it to be in a canal near you at some point in 2018. We also discussed which industry celebrities are confirmed for our Christmas Party. Ste is making preparations for Ste Life Left, Ann isn’t paying attention and Simon played PUBG for the first time ever. By the end of the show we were talking about nursery rhymes. Maybe we do need Super-Special Guests. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: NOT https://twitter.com/ammonite https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/ Tracklist: 1. PSS-270 - Mikromusikwerk 01 https://chipmusic.org/PSS-270/music/mikromusikwerk-01-casio-ct-670 2. Frank Angelotti Is Dead - Careless Whisper https://chipmusic.org/frank+angotti+is+dead/music/fid--shitbird----celess-whispe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e11 -- #339 -- Toe le Jaxi

As we approach December it becomes time for it to not only be tops on, but for double tops on along with hats and scarves. This week’s Super-Special Guest Teddy Dief held no truck with popular opinion and tried to go tops off from the very beginning of the show. He had flown into London to represent Square Enix Montréal in his role as Creative Director and we took the opportunity to ask what it was like working on AAA titles again after previously working on the indie title Hyper Light Drifter and also being in academia. Teddy also told us about an online crane game that sounds really interesting, an EXCLUSIVE reveal about a game that he’s working on, who he tells taxi drivers that he works for and we tell him how he could use that information to his advantage. One Life Left: always looking to use a system to their benefit. Or to push Phil Fish over. One of the two. We found out how many moons Ste has, how happy Simon is with Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Ann had to do some live editing of the news due to font troubles. What we didn’t find out is how we can get our show on Spotify. We’re missing out on literally fractions of pennies as a result of this. If only we hadn’t worn out our Caretaker during One Life Left Week. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/TeddyDief http://www.teddydief.com/ Tracklist: 1. Warefaire - Heros And Hauntings https://chipmusic.org/warefaire/music/heros-and-hauntings 2. Sypher1590 - Oui Sí Waves https://chipmusic.org/sypher1590/music/oui-s-waves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20171 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e10 -- #338 -- Bring On The Wall

We’re back to our usual podcasting schedule so from now on until the Caretaker’s next holiday (or our next holiday) you can expect a new episode to download at some random point on a Wednesday. This week we had David Nadal from Eden Games as a Skype Super-Special Guest to talk about driving games and in particular Gear Club, which is to shortly come out on Switch. We try to find out how driving games have changed since Eden was founded in 1998, what players want from a driving simulator and if Gear Club has the most important car as a playable option: a blue Ford Focus. In the show we announce that the tickets for our Christmas party have been delayed, but they’re on sale now. Which is a terribly confusing sentence. Anyway, if you want to come to our Christmas party and see if Father Keithmas will give you a present then click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom. We also try to work out if No Man’s Sky is indie, which of the team would like a cat VR game, how popular Simon is on YouTube and if Radio Five Live listen to us for inspiration. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/edengames_ https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/permalink/1870461559935078/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-2017-christmas-party-tickets-39828228303 Tracklist: 1. lamsorz - Shade Storms https://chipmusic.org/lamsorz/music/shadestorm 2. Klamm - Trauma https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/trauma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20171 hour, 22 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e09 -- #337 -- Baby You're A Bonfire

This episode sees our latest attempt in Understanding Esports. The Super-Special Guest showing incredible patience as we ask obvious questions was Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games. We find out when the first ever esport happened and how Twitter changed the world of esports. In addition we try to see if you can deliberately design a game to be an esport. Ann then uses this information to make her own esport. Space Ape have made lots of games that can be classed as esports so Deborah was a good guest to have. But in order for their new game to become an esport we need one of the team to be a watcher. Which one will it be? Ste was back from Finland so as punishment we put him a cupboard with a dodgy microphone for the first half, Simon works out a new way to monetise the show by entering a competition and Ann tries to remember if she's played The Witcher before. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links https://twitter.com/DebMensahBonsu https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames https://crownchampionship.clashroyale.com/worldfinals/ Tracklist 1. This Is Embr- Poison, Poison, Thorns! https://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/poison-poison-thorns! 2. Amateur LSDJ - Marathon https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/marathon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20171 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e08 -- #336 -- Arise Sir Paddles

It was the night before Halloween and all spooky things were going on in the studio which was affecting the jingles. Or maybe Ste was in Finland, which meant Simon was operating the desk and muffed it up. No. It’s definitely the first of those two options. Spooky right? What wasn’t spooky was our Super-Special Guest (or our ability to segue between topics). We got Jupiter Hadley on the show to talk about streaming indie games, her website indiegamejams.com which - no! but yes! - keeps track of all indie game jams, why she started streaming videogames and if a jam is better if it’s faster. Jupiter is nominated for a Golden Joystick and you could have voted when the show first aired, but it’s another unfortunate casualty of the Caretaker’s holiday. Sorry Jupiter. As Super Mario Odyssey had just come out, Simon may have gone slightly overboard with the song selection in this episode. Was it worth it? You’ll find out in the reviews. Ann did a football joke, despite having jet lag from playing Mario when the clocks changed, we worked out the least scariest game, announced a Jack Attridge game and found out what Jupiter would do in an empty home. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Jupiter_Hadley http://www.indiegamejams.com/ Tracklist: 1. The Super Mario Players feat.Kate Davis - Jump Up, Super Star! Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jump-up-super-star-single/id1295624919?app=itunes Web version - https://supermario.nintendo.com/ 2. Mario - Just Dance 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39L-M5nhx6Y 3. Super Mario RPG/DjjD/Jehm Faulking - Tricky Labyrinth https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03617 4. Super Smash Bros/WillRock - Smash and Burn https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03608 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20171 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e07 -- #335 -- It's the Game of da Police

Right, the Caretaker went away for a week with strict instructions for the two episodes that he would miss to be uploaded each Wednesday. These instructions were not followed. Therefore this week is now going to be One Life Left Week. This episode from two weeks ago will be uploaded on Tuesday, the following episode on Friday and the next one on Monday. This should get us back up to speed. It also means Dan Marshall is going to be doing a heck of a lot of running this week. So, what happened in this/that week’s episode? Ann was still playing Picross and managed to get juice all over the screen. Ste was doing Marioke in Sweden and also presented the Swedish Game Awards. Simon went to Blackpool for the Slime Fest and found out the correct way to talk to EthanGamerTV. Our SSSG was Yan Kuzovlev from Weappy Studio, who called in to talk about their game This Is The Police which was about to be launched on Switch, but has now been out for ages. Sorry Yan, it’s not my fault. Yan talked about how This Is The Police had been received on PC and the other consoles and why (“the” - Ann) Switch was a logical choice for the next port. There was also a bit of chat about the price of popcorn these days. You know the usual videogame chat. Ste is away next/last week as he’s in Finland. Luckily the show will be in good hands right? Find out on Friday… Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/2Piccadilly https://twitter.com/weappystudio https://twitter.com/thepolicegame Tracklist: 1. Not entirely sure https://chipmusic.org/ 2. Veenomn - My Haunted Ass https://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/my-haunted-ass 3. Son Of A Bit! - Chased By A Running Chupacabra https://chipmusic.org/son+of+a+bit%21/music/chased-by-a-running-chupacabra-lsdj-version 4. Donotrunwithpixels - Sorry For The Long Track Title, Here’s A Potato https://chipmusic.org/donotrunwithpixels/music/sorry-for-the-long-track-title-heres-a-potato Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20171 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e06 -- #334 -- Beneath An Orange Sky

We tried getting Lewis Schaffer on the show to be able to find out if he really does eat toilet paper and, if so, whether he eats it folded to the front or back. But really we wanted his son on the show so we could finally work out what League of Legends actually is. Unfortunately we didn’t do a great job of arranging it so we contacted the next League of Legends expert we knew: HRH Lord Sir Charles Cecil. Luckily we managed to catch Charles in a rare talkative mood and managed to find out lots of information. He’d just been to that burger shop Simon owns and told us various tales involving topics like the Congo (he didn’t tell us what he drank there), the Gunpowder plot, religion and Turkey (the country). We even managed to get a mini-audition for a new Weather Presenter on the show due to the strange weather across the country. And there’s an EXCLUSIVE! reveal about Charles’ latest game. Other than that we were all a bit under the weather, reminisced about buying Tamagotchis, had a LIVE NEWS UPDATE from Ste and had some Local News. We also announced our Final Marioke date of 10/11 and announced the Christmas Marioke date of 08/12. We’ll tell you where to buy the tickets for the Christmas event soon. See you there! Apart from Simon as he’s off. Oh and expect delays in the upload of the podcast for the next two weeks as the Caretaker is off on holiday. He didn’t even check it with HR! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/charlescecil https://twitter.com/SingMarioke Tracklist: 1. Hide Your Tigers - Candlvwax https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/candlvwax-lsdj! 2. Nanoloopbandit - Bank 7 https://chipmusic.org/nanoloopbandit/music/bank-7-nanoloop-17gameboy-dmg-01 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e05 -- #333 -- There's Somebody At The Door!

Alternative title: Babylon Zune This episode was brought to you by the freshers’ flu. In fact, even the caretaker is writing this with a very snuffly left nostril. As a fun side quest why not see if you can count how many times we cough away from the microphone? Our SSG (no additional S required) was James Parker from Ground Shatter. He risked our germ-filled studio to talk about his latest game Rico. It’s a co-op FPS where you kick doors and shoot men. Kind of Rainbow Six but with the boring bits removed (which depends on if you consider the non-shooty bits boring). Ste of last year would have hated this game but it’s now right up his violent street. James has even made the game incredibly timely by adding in a certain animal (that will probably be out of date in two weeks’ time). As Ann is in HR she asked a very pertinent ethical question about the baddies, but James had an apposite response. Sorry about the different vocabulary in this episode intro. The cold must be affecting the caretaker in ways we didn’t know possible. We also found out what Simon has found under his stairs, why Ste got sent dirty pants through the post and chatted about spiders and toilet roll a bit too much for a radio show about videogames. Sega Badawi informed us of Local News and we’ve come back from Finland via a castle in a river on an island. This is literally where videogame karaoke can take you. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/GamesWriting https://twitter.com/GroundShatter Track list: 1. Jerkemy – Zero Days Without A Gravity Wave Incident https://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/0-days-without-a-gravity-wave-incident 2. MicroD – Rhotic Stagger https://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/rhotic-stagger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20171 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e04 -- #332 -- SB <3 TF IDST

There’s a fable about how you go on One Life Left twice: once on the way up and once on the way down. So what does it mean if you are on the show for a third time? In Tony Gowland’s case it means that you are releasing Binaries on Switch. Tony was on as a SDSSSG (Slightly Delayed Super-Special Guest) to tell us about the (lack of) difficulty in porting to the Switch, how helpful Nintendo are and if you should make a game controller smashingly frustrating. Tony is also making a game that’s a twin stick shooter influenced by Ghostbusters, which has to be great doesn’t it? The team had an alright week. Ste had a week of teaching and Simon got a little confused about who Ste had actually been teaching, Ann walked in front of the Patron Saint of Resonance FM and Simon’s man crush is getting worse. We also found out that we need to find a Nick Faldo to help Tony out, that Simon can tell brilliant jokes from a content perspective and that Sega Badawi is just about managing to find some local news. And Marioke is off to Dundee on 17 November so we’ll see you there. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/FreakyZoid https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/igda-scotland-2017-agm-and-marioke-powered-by-unreal-engine-registration-38429479608 Tracklist: 1. d0us - Tactical Bacon https://chipmusic.org/d0us/music/tactical-bacon 2. Amateur LSDJ - Fleur https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleur Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20171 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e03 -- #331 -- Married To The Cob

This week saw the whole of Team OLL back in the studio and there’s been some major developments. Simon is getting into virtual currency, but only the type of virtual currency that costs him actual currency. Ann is potentially back in VR and Ste is keeping track on how many waters he has drunk. Well, for us they were pretty major. For the second time in as many weeks we welcomed a Skype Super-Special Guest onto the show. This week’s one was Brandon Edler from Finish Line Games (dammit, we should’ve chosen The Edler Scrolls as the episode title). He was on mostly to talk about NBA, how nice people in Toronto are and how nice people in the Games Industry in Toronto are. Oh, and we let him talk about Finish Line’s excellent adventure game MAIZE, which has just been released onto PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Maize is a videogame about sentient corn and was inspired by the classic Lucasarts games, as well as the new style of adventure games. We also found out how the move from PC to consoles has gone, how bored Brandon is of corn puns (ignore the episode title Brandon) and how many corn renderings does it take to set a PC on fire. Sega Badawi finally uncovered some local news and we promoted our Marioke gig at Leamington Spa this Friday. It’s for charity so if you could come and add to the atmosphere you’d be even more of a FOTS than you already are. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/mrbrando3 https://twitter.com/FinishLineGames https://www.facebook.com/events/161345677778681/ https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect Tracklist: 1. ATKstat – This Isn’t Over https://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/this-isnt-over 2. Amateur LSDJ – Victory https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/victory 3. YWN – Bqck In Bluck https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/bqck-in-bluck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e02 -- #330 -- Jaakko, Wakko and Dot

As our tradition with the second episode in a new season of One Life Left we do not have the full team in the studio. Unfortunately Ann drew the short straw and was absent due to illness, but she managed to send us in her news for Ste to read it out. Will he be a good Ann replacement? We had a Skype Super-Special Guest this week and it was Jaakko Maaniemi from 10 Tons games. They are one of the elder statesmen of indie developers so it was interesting to get an experienced viewpoint of how indie games have changed over the years, which platform is currently the best and why, and what are the challenges for indies at the moment. He also spoke about 10 Tons latest game Time Recoil, which is a twin stick shooter that nods respectfully in the direction of Max Payne and Hotline Miami. In addition to that we hear about Mario going tops off (he obviously listens to the show), try to work out if we are actually on air and we repurpose information from the internet for our own benefit. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/10tonsLtd http://www.timerecoil.com/ Track list: 1. Matt D – Watch Out! https://chipmusic.org/MattD/music/watch-out! 2. Jiar - We Did It Reddit! https://chipmusic.org/jiar/music/we-did-it-reddit! 3. Cecil The Goat - Hoof In Hoof https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/hoof-in-hoof Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20171 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s15e01 -- #329 -- Nate Bit

After going off on our summer holidays we’re back! But does this count as a new season or not? The official OLL Style Guide isn’t clear on the matter but we’ve taken a chance and decided that the fifteenth season starts here. This is what we did on our holidays: - Simon blanked both Ste and (FOTS) Rami in Germany - Ann and Ste went to an esport - Simon got annoyed by Sonic Mania - We all found out that you can do other stuff on a Monday other than make a radio show So in other words, it was business as usual. At least with Simon being back we managed to book a Super-Special Guest. Book being the special word as the SSG was Nate Crowley, author of 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed). The book started life as a series of tweets to avoid writing a book, which seems a strange way of not writing a book. We found out what was the first game that Nate made up and how many people have been tricked by the book. We’re offering up our copy in an auction so put your bids in. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/FrogCroakley https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Video-Games-Never-Existed/dp/1781086141/ Tracklist: 1. Tangy Phoenix - Free https://chipmusic.org/Tangyphoenix/music/free 2. Cecil The Goat - Sometimes I Feel Good https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/sometimes-i-feel-good Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e14 -- #328 -- News 64

It’s our last show of the current season, and we were already one person down with Simon going to Canadia. But would Dan Marshall have listened to our pleas last week and be our Super-Special Guest, or will we remember to not mention him on the show? In related news Ann does a review of Dan Marshall’s Behold The Kickmen and we had Sega Badawi as our Super-Special Guest. It was Sega’s first time in the studio and we took full advantage to ask him about reporting from the Mushroom Kingdom. We even got him to do a live local news, which he nearly did perfectly. Although he did slightly spoil Weaselspoon’s letter about Edinburgh by rabbiting on about footballers so the links below detail the shows that he mentioned. The other link relates to the news story that Sega found out on his rounds. How will Ste and Ann react to his investigation? Presumably the same way that our CD player took the first attempt at playing the news jingle. See you in about six weeks! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robertson-the-dark-room https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/joe-hart-alpha-beta-gamer https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/chris-coltrane-make-love-and-smash-fascism-1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Life-Left-Autobiography-Games-ebook/dp/B01AJ6RWPA/ Tracklist: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Explosion http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/explosion 2. Feryl - Summer Is Fading http://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading 3. Alone - Your Eternal Adventures http://www.alone-music.co.uk/portfolio/your-eternal-adventures/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e13 -- #327 -- Forgetting ("Sarah" - ed) Marshall

There’s no Super-Special Guest this week, despite our best efforts as you will find out during this episode. Instead the team get together to chat about videogames and prepare for our AGM. Have we all met our objectives for the year? But mostly we spoke about Splatoon 2. Have you played Splatoon 2? It’s rather good. We also referenced an old show presented by Craig Charles, cured and caused the common cold, busted the myth of Crash Bandicoot and Simon realised he could’ve stopped a disaster. Cheerio and don’t get cooked… stay off the hook! Team OLL x Links: Definitely not http://store.steampowered.com/app/529440/Behold_the_Kickmen/ Tracklist: 1. Club Cult - Bull Shift http://chipmusic.org/clubcult/music/bullshift 2. Klamm - Solar_Sailer http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/solar_sailer 3. We Danced - Untilted 6 http://chipmusic.org/wedanced/music/untilted-6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20171 hour, 2 minutes
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One Life Left -- s14e12 -- #326 -- Love Is A Filter

After ten years of hosting One Life Left it seems that Ste thinks it’s time for an image change and he’s now going to become the bad boy of videogames. Not content with skinny dipping last week in Finland, we learnt about how he broke the rules in his youth. It’s a shocking revelation that we need to warn you about here so that it doesn’t offend you too much. We were happy to finally be able to put a monetary value on how much an appearance on One Life Left will bring you, thanks to Gary Penn being our SSSG last week. Dan Marshall will be kick(ball)ing himself about how much he’s missing out due to his dodgy internet connection. We also planned a trip to Bury, found out that Radiohead are trolling us and Ann found out what the lads do behind her back when the news is on. Come to Married-oke this Friday - the Bad Boy won’t be there but it will still be fun! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football https://www.facebook.com/events/183684258833963/ Tracklist: 1. Johan Andersson - Ghost and Goblins (Surf Mix) http://www.remix64.com/track/johan-andersson/ghosts-and-goblins-surf-mix/ 2. Veenomn - Big Beat http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-beat 3. Sudstep - Like We Used To http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20171 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e11 -- #325 -- Who Ate The Dog Food?

(Who, who, who, who?) There’s no Ste this week. After literally getting out of his sick bed to dj at Ann’s wedding celebration he then literally went back to his sick bed. This meant that Simon was in charge of the studio so there could be problem with the wrong jingles being played. Luckily our Super-Special Guest that we’d booked ages ago wouldn’t let us down right? We activated the ESSSG (Emergency Skype Super-Special Guest) beacon and Denki’s Gary Penn answered the call. He had a haircut especially for the show but it would also get an outing for his big interview with Jonathan Smith this week’s Develop Conference. Denki had been working on Crackdown 3, but have recently been taking the opportunity to test a few new game ideas out. One of which has come to fruition as Autonauts, which you can download for free on itch.io. We also spoke to Gary about working on magazines (which involved the Mario coin sound needing to be used), how making games helps you learn about ropes and which pubs he went to in Bath. There was also confirmation on the official OLL Style Guide pronunciation of itch.io and Ann got married! And it was Engineer Week this week at Resonance FM. Thanks to our excellent engineers, we literally couldn’t do the show without you. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://denki.itch.io/autonauts https://twitter.com/garypenn Tracklist: 1. Gigatron - Bubble Bobble Theme https://www.amigaremix.com/files/2730/Gigatron_-_Bubble_Bobble_Title.mp3 2. Pinozulp - Gods (Into The Antanifull) https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3061/pinozulpo_-_Gods_-_Into_the_antanifull.mp3 3. Captain MoreGain - Return To Monkey Island https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3101/Captain_MoreGain_-_Return_To_Monkey_Island_Theme.mp3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e10 -- #324 -- Preorder! Preorder!

There was no Ann this week as she’s busy preparing for her wedding (this is also why we’re not doing a show next week). We also didn’t have a Super-Special Guest, but this was just as well as they would have been totally overshadowed by our live preordering special! Yes, in the same way that Sky Sports News only does well when it is transfer deadline day, this week’s episode saw live coverage of whether the space under Simon’s stairs would see an increase in items being stored in it. But would Ste also fall under the item’s spell? And would anyone regret their purchase by the end of the episode? Without an SSG our listeners helped fill the void by sending us loads of excellent letters. Sega Badawi also helped for a minute with some Local News. The rest was covered by Simon’s grey joycon, Ste going back to trousers and a rather crap Glaswegian accent. Oh, and as this episode gets uploaded we’ll be at Unite Europe doing a Marioke with Simon Parkinson. What will we get him to do in Amsterdam? As with preordering in The Netherlands all bets are off. And probably tops too. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://unite.unity.com/2017/europe Tracklist: 1. Sudstep - Like We Used To http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to 2. Pselodux - Columinata http://chipmusic.org/pselodux/music/columinata Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20171 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e09 -- #323 -- Where There's Flame, There's A Game

Blimey it’s been hot this week. So hot that the CD kept accidentally playing the wrong jingles. Yes that’s exactly why it did it this week. Nothing to do with us doing it wrong. FUN FACT: The alternative title for this week’s episode was going to be Jingle’s Rosy Rupeeland. But instead we went for a title named after the last game that our SSG - Gwen Frey - helped make, which was The Flame and The Flood. She had just flown in from America and boy were her arms tired! We spoke to her about how her studio Molasses Flood came into being; which came first: The studio or the game; and what are the pros and cons of being a Kickstarter success. Ann also managed to get an EXCLUSIVE but it wasn’t as EXCLUSIVE as we hoped. So, more of an exclusive then. We also got our legs out for radio, thought of another great monetisation idea and got maths wrong. Sega Badawi brought some local news and Ann got an injury at third base. Ouch. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/direGoldfish https://twitter.com/molassesflood Track list: 1. AJAXE - Death Lord Wasabi http://chipmusic.org/AJAXE/music/death-lord-wasabi 2. Amateur lsdj - Igneous http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/igneous Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20171 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e08 -- #322 -- Touch the Hutch

After a frantic week in the UK, we got the team together to talk a bit about E3. But where was Ann? We tried to check with HR, but we couldn’t contact her either. How strange. Luckily we had a SSSG (Selfie Super-Special Guest) that made up for our missing newsreader: Anisa Sanusi. She had been on the show before during an Ann Life Left and also during GDC, but this was the first time she got to be interrogated by the heavyweights of videogame radio shows. And she did a great job at coping with us. We found out how you can become a UX/UI designer; why her current employer, Hutch Games, are great at making driving games; and how UX differs between mobile and consoles. As well as all that we heard about how Simon used time travel last week, had a competition for a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker and confirmed that we’re off to Amsterdam with Parkinson. And Sega Badawi could finally use the election in a story. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/studioanisa http://www.hutchgames.com/ https://twitter.com/studioanisa/status/874332086873853952 Track list: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Chrysalis http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/chrysalis 2. Eduard - Lights Of Shanghai http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20171 hour, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e07 -- #321 -- It's Nice to be Nice

After the events in London over the weekend Team OLL decided to take a different approach. Without an SSG (Simon was off) or Simon (he was in Barcelona), Ann and Ste went through their favourite nice games. Whilst we normally try to be as positive as possible, us being positive about so many games may disconcert you. Luckily our CD player went on the blink during the reviews section and hearing our shoddy professionalism will reassure you that we’re still the same Team OLL. We also did a bit of wedding admin, Ann ran on the beach in Scotland and Ste found out he was a super taster. Busy week. Cheerio! Team OLL x Track list: 1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0 http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0 2. saulc12 - the crunch http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/the-crunch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20171 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e06 -- #320 -- Kick Out the Jams

It’s another Bank Holiday Monday so that means it’s time to check back into the Nordic Game Jam and see how things progressed since our last episode. The main issue is that 24 hours had passed since our last Game Jam episode so (in theory) people should have slept. We tried our best to find out the best and worst places to sleep at a Game Jam and also tried to see if snoring had affected any games created. Luckily we managed to find lots of people who were on our previous episode so we got to see how their ideas (and teams) had changed and also got to speak to someone from the most exotic country attending. We also came up with an idea for a Game Jam that we thought of two weeks ago, but was two weeks after this episode was recorded. On both times we appear to think it’s a new idea that we’ve had. This is what Game Jams can do to you. Look in our links section below to see all the games that were created from the Jam. They’re all excellent. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/nordicgamejam https://itch.io/jam/ngj17 https://nordicgamejam.org/ Track list: 1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0 http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0 2. amateur lsdj - grounded http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/grounded 3. Eduard - Lights of Shanghai http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20171 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e05 -- #319 -- Independent Developers Pt. 1

We start the episode a little confused. So confused that Ste mentions how it’s our first show together for a few weeks, er, except we were all together last week. Ste did have an excuse in that Team OLL got together over the week to once again give the gift of Marioke to Nordic Game. Apart from Simon who decided Belgium was much better, which it would have been but he failed to go to Ghent or Bobbejaanland. Anyway, after last week’s lack of an SSG we went overboard by getting a guest who had just flown in from America - and boy were his arms tired! It was Glenn Gregory from ID@Xbox, which is the main route to getting your indie game onto to Xbox platform. We bombarded him with questions that he actually gave a straight answer to like: Is there still a place for traditional indie games? What does Ann need to do to promote her indie game that she hasn’t made yet? And: How many games have been released on the ID service? This last one wasn’t a question we asked, but we did find out the answer in the show. One other thing that means Glenn will always be a Friend Of The Show is that he managed to give Ann and Ste the opportunity to audition to be a Sugababe. Were either of us successful? We may never know. We also had some Local News, had a joke stolen by time-travelling television people and realised we’re getting old. What a bummer of an ending. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/ID_Xbox http://www.bobbejaanland.be/ Tracklist: 1. Veenomn – Big Boofer http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-boofer 2. amateurlsdj - Stellar http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/stellar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20171 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e04 -- #318 -- Switchy and Scratchy

Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode - our Caretaker was at a team build in Doncaster. Unfortunately Derek Williams wasn’t providing the after-dinner entertainment but there’s always next time. Simon was finally back in the country and on the show after a world tour that took in Toronto, Great Yarmouth and Greece and also a flight that was delayed 27 hours. Luckily this meant that Simon had plenty of opportunities to play the Switch in various locations and with different people, including ex-contributors Taliah and Dexter. So without an SSG we decided to discuss the Switch in more detail. Do we think it will change the videogame world? Or how it will change the tea break at cricket matches? And can we persuade Ann to buy her own Switch? We also found out if Ann passed her driving test, the first line of Ste’s Nordic Game talk and Simon’s cunning plan for his Playstation. Sega Badawi managed to find a non-election story and we had a good idea for a Game Jam. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/two-complaints-bring-planned-video-game-cafe-one-life-left-before-norwich-city-council-licensing-committee-1-5018784 Tracklist: 1. Kal – On My Own http://chipmusic.org/Kal/music/kal---on-my-own-[sgb-mix] 2. Ocean Palace – Zero Leaf http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/zero-leaf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20171 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e03 -- #317 -- Two Is Seven Or More

Another week without Simon, but we’ve been promised that he will definitely be here next week. However, going by his Twitter as at Wednesday, this promise might not be kept. At least Ste will be here, even though Simon thinks Ste won’t be. As one of Simon’s roles is to book the SSGs, we had to resort to sending a signal out. Luckily Lukas Roper answered and became an SSSG (Skype Super-Special Guest). When Ann found out what Lukas had previously worked on you could hear her gasp in admiration and you can too. Lukas is currently working on the excellently named Corrupt Cup Contest, which is a tongue in cheek online multiplayer game based on the ongoing FIFA scandal. It sounds like it’ll be great fun, although if Team OLL decide to play each other it’ll be a little boring as we all play by the rules and won’t stab each other in the back. Maybe. Ann tells us a very interesting fact about the oceans and gives us some useful lessons in hacking while Ste made a quite good joke about Whitstable and is worrying about his new talk. We also had a feature from Sega Badawi, who is finding it difficult to have news stories that aren’t about the UK election. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://corruptcupcontest.com/ http://lukasroper.com/ https://twitter.com/LukasRoper Tracklist: 1. Ampliflyer - Post Physical http://chipmusic.org/Ampliflyer/music/post-physical 2. Mute Hero - BGM 00 http://chipmusic.org/Mute+Hero/music/bgm-00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20171 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e02 -- #316 -- Nothing Like A Dane

Team OLL managed to get approval from our HR director to go and record a show from the floor of this year’s Nordic Game Jam, which was held in Copenhagen between 20 April and 23 April. So, as Resonance locked us out of the studio this week because of the bank holiday, we decided to release an episode from the first day of the Jam. Enjoy! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/NordicGameJam https://nordicgamejam.org/ Tracklist: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Journey http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/journey 2. Israel Junior - Spring Song http://chipmusic.org/Israel+Junior/music/spring-song 3. Vincentizghra - Mergefusion http://chipmusic.org/vincentizghra/music/mergefusion 4. YERZMYEY - Agartha http://chipmusic.org/YERZMYEY/music/agartha 5. VCMG - Swashbuckler Saga http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/swashbuckler-saga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e01 -- #315 -- Up Up Crown Crown

After a break for the Easter holidays and to go to Denmark, we’re back! And, as usual for when we have a break for a holiday, we’ve left a member of Team OLL in another country. And our Super-Special Guest had a very apt name for this week’s presenting team with Stephane (Ste + Ann) Ferrandiz from Gamevil making his first appearance on the show. He was here to talk about War of Crown, which has all the best bits of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, but none of the bad bits. It’s also has real time PVP so we tried to find out how easy that is to do (presumably we’re thinking of doing it in Marioke). We also spoke about Snooker, came up with a cheap way to make a mini NES and Ann told us about her massive bruise that happened at the Nordic Game Jam. It’s been a difficult two weeks. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/GAMEVIL http://gamevil.com/ Track list: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Equestrian http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/equestrian 2. DEgITx - Remember Your Name http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/degitx---remember-your-name 3. Leave Luck To Hell - Pheonix Down Syndrome http://chipmusic.org/leavelucktohell/music/pheonix-down-syndrome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Life Left -- s14e00 -- #314 -- Something OLLd

It’s the fourteenth season of One Life Left! Miracles can happen if you believe in them! For instance, Ste has a tan and could potentially be djing at Ann’s wedding for up to 22.5 minutes! Oh, and the caretaker could forget to press play and record, thereby missing important chat from the beginning of the episode so had to make a seamless edit (sort of)! Miracles! Some people could argue that one such miracle would be Failbetter Games getting all of their Kickstarter money for Sunless Skies within one day, but we’re not too surprised by that as their games are rather excellent. And it was EXCLUSIVELY announced on One Life Left so it’s successful monetisation was assured. This week’s Super-Special Guest was Cash Decuir from - no! But yes! - Failbetter Games so we got to talk to him about how you write for a game like Sunless Skies, what lessons were learnt from their previous Kickstarters and which flying insects are a force for good. We had a debrief about our Marioke Live event, with the conclusion that it was excellent and that YOU should be there next time. Plus we raised enough money for Resonance that they’ll have no choice but to keep us on air. Sega Badawi gave us the latest Local News, Ann reviewed Wedding games and we also had a bit of goat butter chat. Standard videogame radio show stuff really. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/cashdecuir https://twitter.com/failbettergames Tracklist: 1. Himsy Pimsy - The Bell http://chipmusic.org/HimsyPimsy/music/the-bell 2. Not too sure, we’ll update the website when we remember who did this Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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One Life Left x GDC presented by Gamasutra Friday

It’s the last day for GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra 2017 and we are all very sad, but luckily we have a sofa full of guests to cheer us up.   Today we talk pitches, perfecting vocal performances, and why there is blood on the walls and wine on Kris’ shoe.   Thanks to all our lovely guests, viewers and listeners. See you next year!   On the show were: Brian Upton, Game On The Rails Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey, Inkle Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop Glen Gathard, Pinewood Studios Sarah Elmaleh, Freelance Voice Actor Stephen Barlow, Freelance Voice Actor James Parker, Ground Shatter Anisa Sanusi, Frontier Chris Wilson, Cardboard Sword Barbara Lippe, Entrez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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One Life Left GDC Thursday 2nd March 2017

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is joined by more brilliant guests for our show today. It’s Thursday, so the cracks are beginning to show, but we still managed some great networking. Tune in to find out which business deals we brokered on the sofa today. On the show today were: Mike Jungbluth, Volition Ryan James, Naughty Dog Rhodri Broadbent, Dakko Dakko Andrew Maximov, Naughty Dog Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly Matt Lees and Paul Dean, Shut Up and Sit Down Nic Tringali, Bithell Games Teddy Diefenbach, Square Enix Robin Arnott, Independent Colin Northway, Northway Games Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark Michael Lee, Schell Games Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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One Life Left X Gamasutra presented by GDC Wednesday

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live from the show floor, talking to more amazing guests and, for the first time ever, smelling their games. Tune in tomorrow for more sensory experiences. On the show today were: Rebekah Saltsman, Finji Kert Gartner, kertgartner.com Rayna Anderson, Eidos Montreal Itay Keren, Untame Tanya Short, Kitfox Games Richard Rouse, Paranoid Productions Herman Narula, Improbable Martine Spaans, Tamalaki Publishing Lisa Brown, Independent Jenn Sandercock, Inquisiment Alex Fleetwood, Sensible Object Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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One Life Left X Gamasutra presented by GDC Tuesday

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live on the conference floor and we are Twitch streaming together for the first time! We’re joined by some incredible guests who chat carousels, cash and the coldest GDC on record. Tune in again tomorrow for more. On the show were: Gemma Thomson, Kaludoscope Richard Lemarchand, USC Holly Gramazio, Matheson Marcault Mark Cooke, Shiny Shoe Kenny Young, AudBod Grant Shonkwiler, Shonkventures Shawn Allen, NuChallenger Emily Short, Spirit AI Soren Johnson, Mohawk Games Hannah Bunce, BBC Tanya DePass, I Need Diverse Games Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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One Life Left X Gamasutra presented by GDC Monday

We’re easing ourselves into GDC week with a low-key hotel room recording, but there is nothing low-key about our brilliant guests. Adriel Wallick fills us in on how Train Jam went, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer talks to us about his talks this year, Unity’s Kerry Turner tells us what it’s like being on a booth. We’re also joined by The New Yorker’s Simon Parkin, Shailesh Prabhu from Cape,  Mediocre’s Henrik Johansson, and Runa Haukland and Henriette Myrlund from Splash Jam. If that’s us at low-key, imagine where we’ll be by the end of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20171 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e32 -- #313 -- One Light Left

It’s the final One Life Left of the season, before we go into our cocoon and emerge as One Life Left X Gamasutra for this year’s GDC. Unfortunately Simon didn’t obey our rules and went into hibernation earlier than expected due to a cold. This also probably means that Simon will be Patient Zero for this year’s Con Flu. One Life Left is always ahead of the game. Our Super-Special Guest this week was the always-excellent Matt Sheret. Some might argue that he actually doesn’t have much to do with videogames and he was only on the show as he was in the area and answering our calls. But he’s actually very big in VR (our alternative title for this episode was Lawnmower Matt). We also spoke about the hot topic of gender in Pokemon and gave a typical One Life Left response, found out which Batmen Ann identifies with and tried to remember where our Blackberry Playbooks were. And we give more info about our New York and San Francisco Marioke parties, the gist being: Get there early. Cheerio and see you in America! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/mattsheret https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/ https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEfaonoQvg Tracklist: 1. Jellica - Side Rmx 4three http://chipmusic.org/Jellica/music/jellica---side-rmx4three-c64--909 2. Klamm - Prisma http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/prisma 3. Plants of Prisms - ekononom http://chipmusic.org/Plants+Of+Prisms/music/ekononom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e31 -- #312 -- We're With The Bannd

This week’s show sees two BIG Marioke announcements. The first is that we’re doing a Marioke gig in New York on 24th February (we would put 24/02, but it would just confuse everyone who is going there). It promises to be a great event and not just because Simon won’t be there. The second Marioke announcement involved our Super-Special Guests, Henry and Chris. They’re in a band that play live backing tracks to people singing songs. But hang on, don’t we have a side-project that changes the lyrics of karaoke songs to be about videogames? Is there some way that we combine these two aspects and make a Marioke with a live backing band? And perhaps we could make it a fundraising event for Resonance FM (the best radio station ever)? The answer to all these questions is YES. Other than our amazing announcements we further developed our relationship with Lewis Schaffer, had a cameo appearance from Producer Chris and Ann confirmed that smoking is cool. She’ll probably have to speak to HR over the week about this. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Henryhbarnes https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/ Track list: 1. Business Pastel - Mutual http://chipmusic.org/business+pastel/music/mutual-2xlsdj-demo 2. POPCORNKID - Out The Sound http://chipmusic.org/POPCORNKID/music/out-the-sound-demo-lsdj-and-more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20171 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e30 -- #311 -- Kings Of Beam-On

It’s just the lads tonight as Ann had a migraine. And being a kind, trusting team at One Life Left we take her at her word and don’t try to work out where else she could be - at least for the first half-hour anyway. We also failed to have a Super-Special Guest in the studio. But luckily that meant we could talk to David Heslop about videogame tv via Skype. David told us how difficult it is to get videogames on television (usually through a SCART lead or HDMI cable) and how frustrating that is considering the many opportunities that games offer children’s tv. Normally Ann being away causes issues with the news, but luckily Ann came to the rescue. There was also a bit of Parkinson chat, Simon told us what it’s like to be a big deal on Twitter and Ste nearly broke his NDA. Ouch. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/dtHeslop Tracklist: 1. Hide Your Tigers - Decaying Tigers http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers-lsdj 2. Enders Crusade - Xenocide http://chipmusic.org/Enders+Crusade/music/xenocide 3. Shintarou Music - Hanging http://chipmusic.org/ShintarouMusic/music/hanging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e29 -- #310 -- Tucker's Luck

One thing we always forget to check before each show is if Simon’s workplace proximity acquaintance John believes our Super-Special Guest for this week’s show is excellently named. Luckily this week we remembered and we can confirm that week’s SSG - Jake Tucker - has a John-Approved name. Jake is currently writing for Rock Paper Shotgun, but has also been involved with Videobrains, which Vice described as TED talks for videogames. He’s also created a game called 20something that is based on his personal experiences and is currently working on a new game that will presumably be based on when he was on the show. Either that or Ste persuaded him to make a cricket themed sequel called 20twentysomething. We also found out the difference between Itch and Steam, Ann made a slight mistake in her news that Ste and Simon were far too gentlemanly to point out, had a debate about Outrun (that was easily solved) and had features from Rob Beer and Sega Badawi. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/_jaketucker http://store.steampowered.com/app/582840/ https://jaketucker.itch.io/20something Track list: 1. Draggs Connor - Cats!! http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/c-a-t-s-!-! 2. HEADBAND - Buddhic Bossa http://chipmusic.org/HEADBAND/music/buddhic-bossa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e28 -- #309 -- Feel Good Dinc

It’s difficult when you have a decision to make and both options are fantastic. On one hand we all had an invite back to Lewis Schaffer’s where we would have discussed how great both of our shows are and possibly someone would have understood Simon’s t-shirt reference. On the other hand we had a show to make and produce. And if we didn’t make the show would Lewis have invited us to his place? Luckily there was an additional factor to bear in mind when making our decision as videogame legend Mev Dinc was on the show. We covered loads of topics from the 8 bit computers up to the present day, but it was good to find out the easiest way to port Enduro Racer from the Spectrum to the Amstrad, how/why First Samurai was possibly the most pirated game on the Amiga and what it was like to be one of the main people to make Ubisoft the success it is today. We also found out that Ste has come up with some merch ideas (which might mean we finally have a chance of monetising our brand), Ann went on a walk (but forgot to play Pokemon Go) and Simon might not need to put his Wii U in the canal. Our GDC Marioke was advertised at the end of this show, but it’s already sold out so the news was a bit out of date (kind of like Sega Badawi’s Local News). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://Twitter.com/mevdinc https://Twitter.com/pixelagestudios http://pixelagestudios.com/ https://twitter.com/LewisSchaffer Track list: 1. ATKstat - Pressure http://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/pressure-lsdj-demo 2. Chrome Cobra - How Cobra Got His Groove Back http://chipmusic.org/Chrome+Cobra/music/how-cobra-got-his-groove-back Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e27 -- #308 -- The Shadow(verse) Knows

It’s the first show of a new year (4AL* if you’re keeping note) and all the team is back. Ste returned from his overseas holiday to the Caribbean and Ann came back from Spain. Jamaica? Yes, otherwise she’d be hearing from our HR director. To ease us into the new year, we got a guest in who is always willing to talk to us on numerous topics. Well, as long as that topic is the game that his company has recently released. It’s David McCarthy from Cygames! He managed to make all our questions relate to Cygames’ latest release Shadowverse, except for when we asked if Shadowverse was made by magicians. Shadowverse is Hearthstone meets Magic The Gathering and is played by 15 million Japanese people everyday, and 15 million people can’t be wrong (Insert EU Referendum reference here)! We also found out if Ste has become bloodthirsty now his Mum says he can play violent games (Sub please check this), what DAU stands for, what Simon has recently ordered to put at the bottom of the canal and what is frustrating Ann. Sega Badawi also made a return and we announced a very special guest for next week (cue the Hallelujah chorus). Cheerio! Team OLL x * After Luigi Links: https://twitter.com/shadowversegame https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/01/scorpion-on-a-train-delays-london-to-edinburgh-journey Tracklist: 1. Veenomn - Drifting Away http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/drifting-away 2. Drags Connor - Game Over http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/game-over Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e26 -- #307 -- Plus One Life Left

It’s a Christmas special with lots of surprises so we don’t really want to spoil them in this intro (although the links bit does give it away a little). We guess we can tell you that Luke Williams from Bossa Studios was in to talk a little bit more about Worlds Adrift and what it’s like making a game where people are generally nice to each other. But any more information will affect your enjoyment of a show that is different to our usual ones but just as great. Cheerio and Merry Christmas! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/eternz https://www.worldsadrift.com/ https://twitter.com/plentyspace https://twitter.com/teenytinylisa https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil https://twitter.com/notken https://twitter.com/mattsheret Track list: 1. Ding Dong Merrily on High - Robby Duguay https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/ 2. Go Tell It To The Mana - Robby Duguay https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20161 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e25 -- #306 -- Vega Game Fear

This week’s Super-Special Guest is John Vega who works at Curve Digital as a business developer. Luckily as Simon was away, there was no conflict of interest in the interview section. Unluckily as Simon was away, there were lots of questions we could ask John about working with Simon. We found out what it is that a business developer does, what the success rate of the game pitches Curve receives is like and how we can improve our chances of getting our game published (probably by not asking personal questions about Simon). Little Acre is one of the first games that John biz devved and it should be out now! John told us a little bit about what made him interested in the game and also that Lord Sir Charles Cecil had a small role in proceedings. That must mean it’s going to be great, or that a goat has been put into the game somewhere. Ann proved her news hound credentials by uncovering the new name for Super Mario Run and also a new price point for the app. This news may be related to Ann’s new glasses which have a new prescription and make it hard for her to read accurately. Ste was feeling a bit melancholy about videogames. He’s obviously missing his guns, when the bells ring out for New Year’s Day he’ll have a great big smile on his face as 2017 is the Year of the Guns. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/John_F_Vega http://www.pewtergamesstudios.com/the-little-acre/ Track list: 1. VCMG - The Func http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/the-func 2. Hitekx - Zack0 Beat http://chipmusic.org/hitekz/music/zakk0-beat 3. Burryleak - Snow.scr http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/snowscr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e24 -- #305 -- Argy Barge-y

It’s a Christmas miracle: Simon’s back! He did forget to bring Sega Badawi or a Super-Special Guest with him but made it up by managing to get Skype working in our studio. This meant that we managed to get Gary Plowman on the show as our Super-Special Skype Guest. Gary spoke about his ZX Spectrum Code Club book, which is a good stocking filler for all family members (depending on the size of the stocking). Incredibly Gary has managed to get a Basic version of Flappy Birds working on the Spectrum which we’re already excited about coding. Gary allowed two thirds of Team OLL to reminisce about typing in programmes from magazines and books - along with the typos and misprints that caused the whole programme to fail. Anyway, with Gary being our inaugural Skype guest it now opens the whole world to being Super-Special Guests. So if you live in a non-Brexit country and still want to be involved in One Life Left then let us know (offer also open to UK residents who just don’t fancy coming to London). We spent last Sunday on a barge and did a super-secret Marioke project that will become clear at our Christmas party next week (which is already sold out). There’s also an in depth discussion of popcorn and we get our Sinclair Users and Your Sinclairs mixed up. What an (R tape loading) error. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/gazzapper https://twitter.com/zxspectrum_club https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0993474403 Track list: 1. Jaar - Commodorable http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/c-o-m-m-o-d-o-r-e-a-b-l-e 2. Hide Your Tigers - Vitaminte http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/vitaminte-lsdj 3. Klamm - Cracks http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/cracks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20161 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e23 -- #304 -- How Stella Got Her Map Back

Once again it’s another episode without Simon Byron and Sega Badawi. Actually, we’ve never seen Simon and Sega in the same room. Could they be the same person? We’ll try to find out by next week. But anyway. This week’s episode started with a remixed version of the OLL theme due to a dodgy cd, luckily it wasn’t a portent of future issues to come as the show had absolutely no problems (assuming we remembered to edit them out). At least we started to make inroads into a special relationship with the other One Life Left (not that one). And Ste set a new world speed run for Braid. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Stella Wisdom from the British Library. She was in to talk about her Off The Map competition which combines actual historical documents with actual interactive games. We found out about how it got started, what the theme for the next set of games is and about the Wordplay festival, which recently took place at the Library. And we didn’t make any sssh jokes. We’ve become so professional recently (assuming we remembered to edit out our mistakes). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/miss_wisdom https://twitter.com/BL_DigiSchol Track list: 1. burryleak - interruptune http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/interruptune 2. Kazzy - blip http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/blip 3. ClipHead - ihc http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/ihc 4. toasterpastries - SPOOKS http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/spooks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e22 -- #303 -- Get Cape, Wear Cape, Ski

We have two rules for our guests. No swearing. No banging. But, as you’ll find out on this week’s show, those rules do not apply to Team OLL. Obviously it’s because Simon wasn’t on the show so the rest of Team OLL felt we could break the rules. Worryingly this may mean that Simon is the responsible one of Team OLL. For instance, Simon is responsible for booking our Super-Special Guests and he came up trumps this week with Ben Nicholson from Cape Guy Games. Or should that be Ben Nicholson, who is Cape Guy? We tried our best to work this out, but as usual we got incredibly confused. We’re blaming the incredibly quick studio changeover from Lewis Schaffer’s Nunhead Radio - which we now have to a fine art and shall be teaching our techniques to F1 pit crews across the world. Anyway, Ben was on the show to talk about his new game Ski Three, which is a match three game crossed with an endless runner. We found out about who the game was aimed at and why that could have caused problems if it wasn’t good enough (luckily it was). Ann gave us all a live skiing lesson and Ste got confused between piracy and friendship. We also had to commence dealing with our lawyers thanks to a tip-off from Jimmy at Loading Bar. Can any of our listeners in Norwich help us? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://capeguy.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/CapeGuyGames https://twitter.com/capeguyben https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149 Track list 1. Veenomn - Dreamin http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/dreamin 2. Defensem3ch - Fruit Punch http://chipmusic.org/defensem3ch/music/fruit-punch 3. Kazzy - Plank of Wood http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/plank-of-wood 4. DEgITx - Machine Paradigm http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/machine-paradigm-sega-genesis-version Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s13e21 -- #302 -- Brothers Gonna Work It Out

To paraphrase Adam and The Ants: Don’t bang. Don’t swear. Obey these two rules and you’ll do fine as a Super-Special Guest. And as Darren Wall from Read-Only Memory was on for his fourth appearance there’s no way that he would break those rules. Right? Darren was promoting Read-Only Memory’s latest book which is about the Bitmap Brothers universe. After a brief history lesson for Ann we started to find out more details about them and tried to determine if the Bitmaps produced the first ever cool games. And how did Woolworths play into their creation? Unfortunately Darren failed to announce the next book that he’s working on, but we give him some great ideas. Mostly involving us. Away from our SSG we named a bear (using a joke that The Caretaker made about a year and a half ago in a podcast description), Ste had a gym induction, Ann got a great gasp from one of her GOOD NEWS stories and Simon got distracted by the smell of the book. And Sega Badawi failed to get the GOOD NEWS ONLY memo. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/iamdarrenwall https://twitter.com/romalerts https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149 Track list: 1. Kazzy - Defragment http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/defragment 2. This Is Embr - Sixteen Bit http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/sixteen-bit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e20 -- #301 -- X Gon Give It To Ya

The first OLL after bonfire night saw Team OLL one member down and slightly deflated after we got bored by fireworks. If only we knew what would happen in America on Tuesday!!!! (SATIRE) Anyway, with Simon away we forgot to do one of Simon’s Important Tasks. Luckily we didn’t forget to book a Super-Special Guest as Tom Cole came on the show to promote Adventure X - The Narrative Gaming Convention. Tom told us who had been announced as Super-Special Guests at Adventure X and it was an impressive list containing the European-Cup winning John Robertson (we might have got the wrong J Robertson). The band that will be playing at the event sounded a little familiar, but Tom managed to talk us around and there may be logistical issues regarding the fireside chat. And it’s free so what’s stopping you from going? Ste gave some incredibly useful advice for videogame journalists as well as being unbelievably happy about catching a Porygon. Ann is getting her photograph taken next week, Sega Badawi dropped some Local News and Rob Beer made his final Confession. We nearly missed out on a Proust reference, but Tom helped us make the connection (it turns out it’s an old arcade game that Atari made where you fly around on birds). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/advxconf https://twitter.com/tommakesgames http://adventurexpo.org http://IGGI.org.uk Track list: 1. Kazzy - Cliffs http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/cliffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e19 -- #300 -- What's Your Flava(works)

According to our bizarre way of numbering episodes we believe (excluding Ann Life Lefts, No Continues, GDC Specials, OLL Knights and LITERALLY UNBROADCASTABLE SHOWS) that this is our three hundredth episode. A number so special that we typed it out in words. And how did we celebrate it? The same way we celebrate every episode: By getting Ann to make Kieron Gillen cry uncontrollably through fear. And what better way to celebrate our special anniversary by getting Flavourworks’ Jack Attridge in as a Super-Special Guest? It was a rhetorical question, but there is no better way. We tried our best to get Jack to announce the game that he’s been working on, but he claimed that he couldn’t do it due to ‘contracts’ and ‘legal agreements’. So instead we found out why the entire Attridge family hates Heavy Rain, why he was filming Ste in the studio and why he keeps making his lovers cry. Jack is also trying to make games less external and more internal, which we think means he’s doing a reimagining of Microcosm from the CD32. We have some spooky news from Ann, talk about the dangers of social media and hear about the dangers of eye herpes. Sega Badawi provides some more local news with a Sooper-Special Guest and we try to find out where Google stick their doodles. Happy 300 everyone! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/JacksFlavour Tracklist: 1. Hide Your Tigers - Forever Come Tomorrow http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/forever-come-tomorrow-lsdj 2. Skolskoly - Bit Battle http://chipmusic.org/Skolskoly/music/bit-battle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20161 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e17 -- #298 -- Gary Celeste

Sometimes we think we go a bit too obscure with the titles for our GMA-nominated podcasts. This one was inspired by our Super-Special Guest Gary Burchell, who is in the middle of creating the pirate game (but not the pirated game) Abandon Ship. See? It’s quite a clever title really. Gary told us all about Abandon Ship, which has been described as FTL meets Master and Commander and has been used by games journalists as an opportunity to do lots of poor puns. We asked Gary about what it was like to go indie, why he hasn’t put his name in the title and why water ships are better than space ships. It’s also the week after the GMA awards so we EXCLUSIVELY reveal if we won and who managed to avoid putting their name on The List. We also remembered an incident that we’d really like to blank from our memories. We also started a new news feature which every other GMA nominated podcast will be copying in the future and saw Rob Beer and Sega Badawi returning with their regular contributions. Ann made a special announcement and one piece of news got a little too close to home for Team OLL. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/gjburchell https://twitter.com/GameAbandonShip https://twitter.com/Monkey99_ Tracklist: 1. This is embr - Affection http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/affection-demo 2. Toasterpastries - Mathluv http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/mathluv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e16 -- #297 -- Game Bejam

After an Ann-sized absence (or Ann-sence) last week we welcomed the return of our HR director and person who reads the full news story (and not just the url). But what did she get up to in Iceland? How deep did the conspiracy go? And how were eggs involved? This week's Super-Special Guest did not bring any eggs, but he is a Cooke! It was Robbie Cooke from Rebellion who was on the show to promote what some are calling 'the best PS VR launch game' - Battlezone. It's an official VR version of the old Atari wireframe game and sounds really good. But we were more interested in how Rebellion bought the IP rights from Atari and how we could use it to improve our own standing in the videogame world. We were also excited as the day after recording we were going to find out if we had won our second GMA. While you wait with baited breath to find out the result, keep listening to hear what Simon's son uses the most sophisticated of voice recognition technology to do, find out the latest local news from Sega Badawi and help us find out some gossip about Bithell's new mate Perko. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Cookie_Vonster http://declandineen.com/checkpoints/ Track list: 1. Klamm - Nukem http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/nukem 2. Veenomn - Jamn http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/jamn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e15 -- #296 -- Starring Val Kilmer

After a wonderful time at the Slush Play conference in Iceland, Ste successfully made it back to the studio. Ann didn't and neither did Ste's top. Unfortunately Simon was also going through sports jet lag due to the baseball and also because of him 'be'ing Alex Hunter. Yes, it's hard to believe but a game has finally knocked Star Wars Battlefront off. Perhaps it'll be joining Simon's Wii at the bottom of the canal before too long. Our Super-Special Guest is James Long, who created a game that is Top Secret. It is based on Edward Snowden and the events leading up to him releasing his leaks. Perhaps we've said too much just by having James on our show, but we think we can tell you that it is a real time email game where you react to actual emails that were sent out at the time. And we provide clear evidence that you can monetise your brand on One Life Left through Simon, sorry 'Alex', buying the game on air. And, if we haven't made it clear enough, the game's name is Top Secret. We also had some Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer, a bit of Local News and an Ann Investigates From Iceland. Well, maybe not the last one but we're going to pretend we did in our next show just to check if Ann listens to the show and reads this bit. Although going by our news section this week we probably shouldn't annoy her too much. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://playtopsecret.com/ https://twitter.com/jamestyro Track list: 1. REDACTED 2. Garvalf - Deux Saisons http://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/deux-saisons 3. Veenomn - Wake up! http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/wake-up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e14 -- #295 -- Martho My Dear

We regret to inform you that we haven’t found a use for the coin sound effect in this week’s episode. This is due to a surprisingly high level of competence from ourselves, which will never last. Iceland will be the main beneficiaries of our incompetence this week as Ann and Ste are going over to the Slush Play conference to do a Sigur Ros and Pollaponk based Marioke and to eat their body weight in Pipp chocolates. Ann is also going to be playing detective over there, hopefully she’s got a good jumper sorted out for it. Martho Ghariani from Oasis Games was this week’s Super-Special Guest. He’d just flown in from New York and boy were his arms tired! Oasis Games is a Beijing based publisher who is bringing five Playstation VR games from China over to the west over the next few months. We heard about the developing console market in China and tried to learn even more about how VR will change the videogame industry. Perhaps with all our knowledge we’ll become the first-ever VR podcast? (Actually this is A Good Idea – Ed) Mostly this week has been all about the hard cuts, and about us all hanging out with everyone else. Maybe they were Telegraph journalists. Rob Beer provided more Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi had some Local News. Our studio saw some action as we went through our bins, which risked annoying Digitiser 2000’s Mr. T and Simon spoke about cupping. Actually, we should have used the coin sound effect there. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/oas_games http://facebook.com/oasisgamesbeijing http://play.slush.org/ Tracklist: 1. Volt 44 - Redhead http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/redhead 2. ABeardfulFate - Faint Hope Impending Doom http://chipmusic.org/IlGudz/music/abeardfulfate---faint-hope-impending-doom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20161 hour, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e13 -- #294 -- Place Beyond the Lupines

We suppose we should start with the major news this week. Resonance FM now has beer mats. It is this promotional machine that has got us another GMA nomination in the category that keeps changing its name and has currently decided that it is Best Radio/Podcast Team. As we call ourselves Team OLL we're quietly confident that a team full of lads will win it again. Actually, that wasn't the big news was it? The big news is that Ann is back. The annual winner of the GMA for best newsreader (well she would be if they held it) is off her sickbed and back into the studio. Although she might still be a little ill as halfway through the show she identified as a millenial. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Lupine, who is often a presence at our Marioke events. He didn't have any games or items to promote so we just spoke about Marioke and tried to get him to confess to any nefarious activities. So a standard show really. This week's returning features were Rob Beer's Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi's Local News. And we tried to get cast in Mass Effect: Andromeda, without actually checking if we signed a Non-Compete Clause in our contract for Behold The Kickmen. We may need to speak to our lawyers again. Oh, we also asked for physical post without giving you our address. So let's put it here: Team OLL Resonance FM 144 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB Cheerio! Team OLL x Link: http://Blowthecartridge.com https://twitter.com/lupinewolf Track list: 1. Jayster- Voyage Andromeda http://chipmusic.org/Jayster/music/voyage-andromeda 2. Jaar - W I E N E R H Y P E http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/w-i-e-n-e-r-h-y-p-e Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20161 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e12 -- #293 -- Bin(aries) Men

As is standard with the second episode after a break One Life Left is an Ann down. But if you're the HR director what is the correct process for sick leave? How long do you talk about it on air? And how do you cover radio's best videogame news reader? The answer to that last question is how Ann feels: poorly. Our Super-Special Guest were actually Guests as we welcomed James Parker and Tony Gowland into the studio. After we anointed them as The Last Shadow Puppets of Videogames we spoke to them about Binaries, which is coming out on consoles after being a big hit on the PC. We asked them how Binaries has changed on its transition to the consoles, the problems with setting a difficulty level and also how Lemmings 2: The Tribes helped shape the new version. After a break Sega Badawi returned with the latest local news and we have (sit down for this) a new feature. Rob provided us with his confessions of a part time gamer, hopefully our lack of replying to his email last week won't stop him from sending more features in. We tried to clarify if Guy Cocker is on The List, spoke about prizes that we had won and prepared ourselves for GMA disappointment (at a whole new level of GMA disappointment). Cheerio! Team OLL x Edit: https://Twitter.com/gameswriting https://Twitter.com/freakyzoid Track list: 1. Toaster Pastries - Jeb Don't Mind http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/jeb-dont-mind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e11 -- #292 -- Flynn-Tuition

Summer break is over, but One Life Left is back, Back, BACK! And it's been a long hot summer, being a three-button Monday. So what did we do over the holiday? Simon walked past Hugh Dennis, Ann had too much coffee and Ste did something that may get mentioned during the show. We also guested on other podcasts in an attempt to become videogames answer to Sean Paul/Ludacris. Except in most cases we were too hot for release, we blame the three undone buttons. And in a break from our break-returning tradition we had a Super-Special Guest this week. In fact we had a real Scanters' Choice between comedy's Robin Ince and Failbetter Games' Hannah Flynn. The criteria we had for this week's SSG was how long they would be prepared to talk about Fallen London coming out on Android and about the forthcoming release of Zubmariner - the expansion to the amazing Sunless Sea. Oh, and their name had to fit the title for the episode that we had already chosen. We should get Robin on later in the series though. We also spoke to Hannah about how annoying the internet can be at times. Come on internet, buck your ideas up. There was clarification on Keith Stuart's dedications, doubts about a few of our letter writers and full UNEDITED chat about Ste's RPOO (possibly spelt incorrectly). So that's One Life Left. Recorded on a Monday, podcasted on a Wednesday. It's not like anything major like Mario being announced for the iphone would happen by then. Right? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/h4nchan http://playpixelgrams.com/ https://twitter.com/failbettergames Track list: 1 Jaar - Bucket Boys http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/b-u-c-k-e-t-b-o-y-s 2 Saulc12 - Kick http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/kick 3 savemegod - Night Ride http://chipmusic.org/savemegod/music/night-ride Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e10 -- #291 -- Return of the Mc

Sorry for the lack of a show last week, but it was in order to get you fully prepared for our summer break. Yep, we're off for all of August and will return to air on the 5th of September. So this means that we wanted to tie off our loose ends like Clive Anderson* before we go off to America / watch cricket / look for Pokemon / all three. Now if you recall, one thread that has been through all this season of OLL was David McCarthy's forthcoming soft/hard launch of BFB Champions Global Kick Off. And for this thread to be fully tied off we got David back in the studio to tell us about how it is going to be what experts (us) call "The Pokemon Go of football games". Well, Cybird are soft launching it in different countries like what Pokemon Go did so we feel safe enough to make that comparison. Tomorrow (as in Wednesday 28/07) we're doing a special Pokeoke at the Loading Bar, which is a Marioke but only about Pokemon. It's going to be a one-off special so bring your pikachu jumpers, your best singing voice and a friend or (mew)two. We also did a bit of Microsoft Role Play, made an announcement of behalf of Lewis Schaffer and found out that Captain Tsubasa is the Japanese version of Olive et Tom. And John Life Left made a return to the airwaves along with some Local News courtesy of Sega Badawi. Cheerio and enjoy Summer! Team OLL x * By which we mean that we will tie off our loose ends like how Clive Anderson does it, not that Clive Anderson is a loose end. Links: https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/ Track list: 1. Ballacr75 - Domenica http://chipmusic.org/ballacr75/music/domenica 2. Comb Over Cat - Ping Pong Tick Tock (What it Sounds Like When an Indie Game Gets Shoved in Your Ears) http://chipmusic.org/combovercat/music/ping-pong-tick-tock-what-it-sounds-like-when-an-indie-game-gets-shoved-in-your-ears 3. Clip Head - Oktobaby http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/oktobaby 4. Baeka - Summer's Over http://chipmusic.org/Baeka/music/summers-over Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e09 -- #290 -- Que Seraph Seraph

With Simon having booked the day off to do something special Team OLL was at a loss at how to replace him. Luckily Doncaster’s premier top-light entertainer and former market stall holder Derek Williams was passing by so he was willing to offer his help at no extra cost. Well, apart from the constant promotional considerations for his various side-projects that Derek took the opportunity to advertise at every gap in proceedings. But we highly recommend all of Derek’s side projects, as well as his above, below, front and back projects. Another project that we highly recommend is Dreadbit Games’s Seraph and – no! But yes! – we had the creator of the game Daniel Leaver on the show to promote it. Seraph is a skill based acrobatic shooter inspired by a film starring Christian Bale, but not that one where he shouted at the film crew (that inspired how we treat people on The List when we’re at GameCity). Daniel showed us what the sound effect for slowing down is and also explained what he does at Dreadbit (2% director, with the rest (which we believe to be 68%) doing anything else to help with the game). We also EXCLUSIVELY reveal who we think will be the new cover star of FIFA 17, curate for the pope (although he’s kind of a curate himself) and hear some local news from Sega Badawi (who is finding it difficult to find non-political stories to satirise). Oh and we play some live Pokemon Go, which we suspect is something you’ll be hearing for the next few months. Hey, it makes a change from VR doesn’t it? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.dreadbit.com/#_=_ http://store.steampowered.com/app/425670/?snr=1_5_1100__1100 https://twitter.com/DreadbitGames http://defsynth.com/ https://twitter.com/onelifeleft/status/752850241607593984 Track list: 1. Volt 44 - Axe Grinder http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/ax-grinder 2. Nanode - Runner http://chipmusic.org/nanode/music/runner 3. Jakim - A Man in Trouble http://chipmusic.org/Jakim/music/a-man-in-trouble Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20161 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e08 -- #289 -- Hooray! Tanky tanky!

It’s not often that Team OLL get to name an episode of the show after an obscure phrase in Amiga Power and – to be honest – we’d have rather not had the opportunity this week. Trust us, once you realise what this episode title refers to, you’ll never look at Ste the same way again. And it’s a shame as up to that point we were all getting on terribly well. Except for the incident before the show when Ste bumped into Simon coming out of a hotel. Apparently Simon was booking our Super-Special Guest into a room. This is the kind of treatment you can expect if you come onto our show and are not a tank. And our Super-Special Guest this week came all the way from Lithuania so the hotel was needed. It was Tomas Sakalauskas from No Brakes Games, who came in to not share a hotel room but to talk about his new game Human Fall Flat. In the game you just control your hands (unlike Joe Hart) and use them to move around the level. It’s been a hit on the mythical website called YouTube (that we still don’t understand) so asked Tomas for any tips on how to make your game interesting on YouTube. Annoyingly going around wasn’t given as a good piece of advice as we're really good at that. John Life Left made a welcome return to the airwaves and Sega Badawi gave us some local news that didn’t have a bit at the end that was added after the show was broadcast so that it didn’t look out of date. Absolutely no chance that happened. We also heard about Ann and Simon going off to smash capitalism, provisionally announced Marioke events for Sweden and Iceland and found out that Simon is going to be away for the next few weeks. Presumably he’s sharing hotel rooms with various game developers, either that or he’s giving Ste’s photo to the tank museum in Bovington, Dorset so that they're pre-warned. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.nobrakesgames.com/human/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/477160 https://twitter.com/humanfallflat Track list: 1. Volt 44 - Forget it This Sucks I Quit http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/forget-it-this-sucks-i-quit 2. Klamm - Count Zero http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/count-zero 3. Naeroon - Wow!! Nice Job! http://chipmusic.org/Naeroon/music/wow!!-nice-job!-[my-first-lsdj] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e07 -- #288 -- Mariexit

After a week of depressing news there was only one thing that we could do: Get the Guardian's Keith Stuart on the show and gently bully him. Except we didn't even feel like doing that, so we just talked to K-Stew about his book, A Boy Made Of Blocks, that is coming out soon. Oh, apart from the time when Stew-buryness let us use his Twitter, like in that show that Katherine Ryan does on itv2. We also delayed the selling of our Marioke tickets for Develop in Brighton for gloomy reasons. However, we decided to start selling them during the show to see how the economy has bounced back since the events on Thursday. And we got to hear how the establishment is coping with the changes as Lord Sir Charles Cecil rang in (even though he should've known that we were on air). Actually it was a fairly interactive show this week. We had the latest news from Sega Badawi, did a live rendition of the Doctor Who theme and also played Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival via flow chart (which appears to be the best way to play it). Will you enjoy it? If yes score 7/10, if no go to Serial. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/keefstuart https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marioke-develop-in-brighton-tickets-26224846221 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Made-Blocks-Keith-Stuart/dp/0751563277/ Track list: 1. NoyemiK - EVENT_2.M http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/event_2m 2. Daitenshi - Layer Cake http://chipmusic.org/Daitenshi/music/layer-cake 3. MicroD - Marks of Wear http://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/marks-of-wear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20161 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e06 -- #287 -- The (blank) Is The Limit

You know it's going to be a great episode of One Life Left if at least one of Team OLL starts the episode with a damp groin. And boy oh boy do we have a damp groin for you! (Shouldn't that be 'great episode'? - Ed) Ann has passed her driving test and we've persuaded her to become the next Mike Bithell. She's already become a bit upset with Kotaku so she's well on the way to achieving that goal. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Sean Cleaver from the world of freelance journalism and Hertfordshire. We asked him what it was like to cover E3 from the UK and interrogated him about why we weren't included in the guest list of content creators and influencers that attended the EA play event. We also tried to find out if Peter Moore still has his GTA tattoo, which got The Caretaker confused as he thought he was currently coach at Notts CCC. Sean is also planning on producing a gaming version of the (nngh) 5Live show Fighting Talk, which should be excellent providing one of Team OLL is on it every week. Marioke is on tomorrow (providing you read this the day before Marioke is on), but there isn't a London one in July as we're going to have it in Brighton instead. Tickets will be available from Eventbrite tomorrow (providing etc.) and will be a fiver, unless you buy them on the door in which case they'll be a sixer. We also heard from Sega Badawi, Simon told us some toilet tales and we came up with an excellent business idea. Standard Monday innit. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/cleaverslips Track list: 1. Killed at School - Untitled - Bit.ripper http://chipmusic.org/killedatschool/music/untitled---bitripper 2. Impulses - Pressure http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure 3. Ceres - Chiptuner http://chipmusic.org/C%C3%A9r%C3%A8s%3B/music/chiptuner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e05 -- #286 -- 4K-handles

The gang is finally back together. Although Ste was still shaken after the grilling he got from Chef Scanters in last week's episode. Luckily Simon was back to interview this week's Super-Special Guest - David McCarthy from Cybird and Japan via France. He could finally reveal the game that he refused to tell us about last season, but perhaps we shouldn't discuss it in this episode intro out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like us does it? It's BFB Champions Global Kick-Off (all the cool kids call it BGBCGKO), which is a football management game for smart phones. We find out what early noughties football game BFBCGKO is most like, when it is coming out, whether it is in a hard or soft launch form and also what BFB stands for. Other than a great quality football game at a decent price. Still related to football we all try to become voicemen in Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen. That is, if the Caretaker hasn't deleted our attempts out of the podcast out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like him does it? We also spoke a little about E3, but this episode was recorded on Monday so a lot of the news we found out is already out of date. Which is always the case, but feels even more keener during E3. We try to discover who knows what 4K is, if Ann has her cockney rhyming slang correct and what John Carpenter is like as a festival act. There's also Sega Badawi along with confirmation of this month's Marioke and another Marioke at Brighton in July. Be there. If you can make it, we guess. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/ Track list: 1. automatonsubsys - Guilty Heart http://chipmusic.org/automatonsubsys/music/guilty-heart 2. Impulses - Pressure http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure 3. Panda BURRR - v3.33x2 http://chipmusic.org/PandaBURRR/music/v333x2 4. Veenomn - Oreo Cream http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/oreo-cream Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e04 -- #285 -- Demaker Fair

After a week off due to the bank holiday (which the caretaker forgot to tell us about) we came back at full strength. Er, except Simon was off to sunny Spain. And Simon is usually the one who books the guests. So who do we know that has a new game coming out (and two others in development) and has a golden spring on his microphone? Yes, instead of an SSG this week, we have a SS-Ste. We find out what our SS-Ste was doing ten years ago, spoke about his new game Chime Sharp, how stressful kickstarters are and don't get any exclusives. Once again, Ste has let us down. Away from our guest, we find that videogame fans annoy us and cheer us up in equal measures, say goodbye to Videogame Nation (and try to work out if they're on The List (High Def)) and Ste man-reviews Scanters as well as nearly becoming a Truther due to F-Zero. There's also Sega Badawi, who gives us some local news that was slightly more topical a week ago, but he forgot about the bank holiday break. We normally have three paragraphs for each episode intro so here is one for you to enjoy. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://chimesharp.com/ http://www.onelifeleft.com https://twitter.com/steishere Track list: 1. Liquid Calm - Holds Hands Over Borders http://chipmusic.org/liquidcalm/music/hold-hands-over-borders 2. Mystic Hero - Augusta http://chipmusic.org/Mystic+Hero/music/mystic-hero---augusta 3. Veenomn - Simple Noises http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/simple-noises Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20161 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s13e03 -- #284 -- The Kids are Alright

We're back from a mid-week trip to Nordic Game and managed to get Scanters successfully through customs, although she did come back with something that she got from a boat trip (congrats Ann - congrannts). Because it was so hot on Monday (unlike now) we had the window open, which means this week's show is naturalistic/noisy depending on your perspective/quality of headphones. There was also a dog in the studio before we went on air, which has now raised all kinds of questions that we need to ask of the people at Renaissance. This week's Super-Special Guest is - dilly ding dilly dong - Becky Jowsey from Gamehub. And also from Leicester, which hopefully means that the dilly ding dilly dong reference now makes sense. Becky's taken on the incredibly easy task to explain videogames to parents who know nothing about them. This has involved playing lots of games for very long periods of time, with over 150 data points needing to be investigated for each game. The times when you just needed to know graphics, sound, playability and lastability are a long time ago. Becky also tells us why she thinks some parents choose to ignore the age rating system that's already in place. Sega Badawi dropped some local news and an old contributor made a welcome return. In addition, we all got new chairs except for Simon, which was probably because we all knew he'd get Amiga Power's score for International Rugby Challenge incorrect (it's two percent AS ANY FULE KNO). Oh and you got to find out our superhero origin stories. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.gamehubhq.com https://twitter.com/GameHub_HQ Track list: 1. Jredd (feat. Dya and Groovemaster 303) - Light Years Beyond http://chipmusic.org/Jredd/music/light-years-beyond-featdya--groovemaster303--gameboy- 2. Klamm - Emancipator http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/emancipator Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20161 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e02 -- #283 -- We're Drinking in the Air

It's not a new season of One Life Left if at least one of us can't make it to the second episode. And Scanters was very happy to take the hit for the team this episode to go boozing on the way to Oslo. It's a hard life being head of HR and News for Europe's leading videogame radio programme. Ann was so on top with her HRing this week by managing to arrange a news-reading substitute, although he did let her down slightly by having a bit of a Network moment. True newsreaders would never do that. Frederico Fasce from ETT was this week's Super-Special Guest. He gave a very good reason as to why he wouldn't be able to attend our next Marioke event, which meant that we were prepared to ask him about Game Happens - the Italian gaming event he runs with his girlfriend - and the work that he does for ETT. As a result we confirmed how intelligent we were and also learnt about how games are useful in psychological testing (we'd have needed more than an hour for us to do that one). We move into a fascinating sphere of audio adventures by giving a commentary about an old issue of Edge (warning: contains Nokia N-Gage news) and also got Simon's hot take on the toys to life market, which in turn led to us uncovering a whole new market to move into. And you get some Local News too. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/kurai Tracklist: 1. 0b111 - OreoMilkshake_1989 http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/oreomilkshake_1989 2. Tuxic - 1st Round http://chipmusic.org/Tuxic/music/1st-round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20161 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s13e01 -- #282 -- Teen Wolves

Hey everyone, we're back, Back, BACK. And you know that the show is going to be a great one when before it even starts two thirds of Team OLL gets kissed by Nunhead's own Lewis Schaffer. Although it doesn't help that we forget what number season we're on. But you know this as you can see it in the episode description. If you can't be bothered to scroll up, we've finally hit our teens. While we were away Ste watched cricket, Ann became a Twitch superstar and Simon went to PAX. No surprises there then. What was a bit shocking (after all the talk at GDC) was that Ste is into VR - how could he turn on us like that? Wait, he's using it to make a cricket game? Ah, all is right with the world. The Super-Special Guest this week is Simon Haynes, who is making Super Arcade Football. It's already in Steam Early Access and is an attempt to bring videogame football back to its fun arcade roots. We try to find how he has altered the rules of football to make it more fun as a videogame, what's it like to be a friendly rival to the runner Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen and can Simon think of a great metaphor for feedback? As well as that, you provided and presided us with some excellent letters, Sega Badawi gave us some more Local News and everyone got invited to Ann's birthday party. Assuming you're ok with it being a Marioke event as well. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Quistard https://twitter.com/SuperArcadeFtbl Track list: 1. NoyemiK - Still Sleepy http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/still-sleepy-ym2608-adpcm-demo 2. Brink - Total Bae http://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/total-bae-n163 3. Impulses - Sodium Rising http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/sodium-rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra at GDC Day 5

Well folks, it's the final day of GDC 2016, and what an amazing time we've had. We've spoken to dozens of guests, hosted two epic Marioke sessions, experienced more virtual realities than we ever dreamed possible AND learned how to pronounce HTC Vive. Incredible scenes.But before we go, join One Life Left, Gamasutra and super special guests Fred Wester from Paradox, Eric Zimmerman, Jesse Schell, Riot Games Kimberly Voll, Martine Spaans, Kanye Zone superstar Stephen Barlow, Robert Yang, Positech's Cliff Harris, Henrik Johansson from Mediocre Games, Dan Adelman, Robert and Peter Curry, and Anna Kipnis from Double Fine as we see out GDC in style.Cheerio!Team OLL x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra at GDC Day 4

Stories! Awards! Pink Pants! Join One Life Left, Gamasutra and twelve more super special guests as we guide you through the ins-and-outs of GDC 2016. On today's show we're joined by Matti Larsson from Zordix, Joseph Humfrey and Tom Kail from inkle, industry legend Lorne Lanning, Steve Meretzky, Tadhg Kelly, Scott Brodie from Heart Shaped Games, Zach Gage, Chris McQuinn from DrinkBox Studios, Steve Gaynor, writer Chris Kohler, and Frank Cifaldi from Digital Eclipse.Cheerio!Team OLL x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra at GDC Day 3

It's day three at GDC, and now the expo's properly underway it's time to find out if this VR stuff is any good. Luckily we've got a small army of super-special guests to help us work that out. Guests include Tommy Refenes from Team Meat, Ryan Burrell, educator Kerry Turner, Lee Perry, Robin-Yann Storm, FourbitFriday’s Tyriq Plummer, Jake Birkett from Grey Alien Games, Luuk van Aggelen and Bram Simonis from Pillow Games, Katie Goode of Triangular pixels and Gamasutra columnist Katherine Cross. Cheerio! Team OLL x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra at GDC Day 2

Show two from GDC, and the first from the convention floor! Join us and twelve super special guests as we talk about what's coming up this week, how many VR panels can fit into one lineup and we continue to ask the all-important question 'How do you pronounce Vive?'Featuring John Warner from Over The Moon Games, Andy Nealen from NYU, Tarn Adams from Bay 12 Games, Kongregate co-founder Emily Greer, Fullbright's Nina Freeman, Henrike Lode from Lohika, Romana Ramzan from Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Mary Flanagan, James Portnow from Snow Cannon Games, composer Laura Karpman, and Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns from Metanet Software Inc.Cheerio!Team OLL x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra at GDC Day 1

One Life Left is back to present the official GDC podcast with our good friends Gamasutra. We thought we'd take it easy with our first show by having a relaxed recording in a hotel room, but what we ended up with was a bumper show packed full of more people than we've ever had on before.    Join us as we talk to TWENTY-SIX (26) amazing guests, hear from developers new and old, chat about game jams and game collectives, discuss how to #network, and get into the big debate about how to pronounce the HTC Vive.    On the show were:     Charles Cecil - Revolution Software Martin Kvale - Independant Tim Garbos - Triband Joel Nyström - Ludosity Hannah Flynn - Failbetter Harry Tuffs - PixelTrickery Lottie Bevan - Failbetter Martine Spaans - Tamalaki Game Publishing Jonatan Van Hove - Independant Matt Boch - NYU Sarah Brin - Autodesk Simon Parkin - New Yorker/Gamasutra Brandon Sheffield - Necrosoft Games Rami Ismail - Vlambeer Grant Shonkwiler - Epic Games Dave Evans - Playcanvas Brian Francis - Gamasutra Adriel Wallick - Train Jam Philippa Warr - Rock Paper Shotgun Eline Muijres - Dutch Game Garden Eduardo Ortiz Frau - Audio Producer Shahid Kamal Ahmed - Independant Alex Wawro - Gamasutra Runa Haukland - Hamar Game Collective Catharina Bohler - Hamar Game Collective Marianne Lerdahl - Hamar Game Collective Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20162 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e22 -- #281 -- Hate To Say StikBold You So

This week's episode is a Denmark special. And in order to celebrate Denmark we got the programmers of James Pond, 3D Construction Kit and the amazing International Rugby Challenge in to talk about it. Oh. Wait. We were thinking of Domark, not Denmark. Luckily our SSG booker didn't make such a mistake and, after Sandi Toksvig and Sofie Hagen refused to return our non-existent calls, we got Jacob and Simon from Gameswing on as our Super-Special Guests. They were there to talk about their new (and first) game Stikbold, which is coming out on XBox One and PC on 1st April and on PS4 a few days afterwards. We asked them about how the game developed from its early start as a Dodgeball game at the Nordic Game Jam to its expertly published current state. We also found out that we really don't like the word sunsetting, fingernails being left in the studio or not being allowed booze on trains like they are in Denmark. This is our last episode before we go to GDC (which will be podcasted) and when we return we will be ten years old, so be prepared for an anniversary special. John Life Left and Sega Badawi provided some features and we also heard about the latest YouTube Superstar. Finally someone in the extended Team OLL will know how streaming works. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:http://www.stikbold.com/https://twitter.com/stikboldhttps://twitter.com/GMSwinghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WH8bRZn6VfNSX8DEn6i7Q Tracklist:1. Please Lose Battle - Goodbye Joyhttp://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/goodbye-joy2. Cangrejo - Spider Dance - Undertalehttp://chipmusic.org/cangrejo/music/spider-dance---undertale-crabsoundrmx3. Klamm - Goblinshttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/goblins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20161 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e21 -- #280 -- In-Descent Proposal

Welcome to episode 280 in One Life Left's quest to understand how Twitch actually works. This week's person trying to show how the video streaming service actually helps people understand videogames is Sam Murray - Coceo from Senshudo tv. He tells us about how he avoids all kinds of handers - both front and back kinds and possibly even side ones - to provide an unbiased set of reviews using Twitch. As well as that he got us annoyed because we never actually got any bribes when we worked at videogame magazines. OR MAYBE THAT'S WHAT WE WANT YOU TO THINK. More importantly, as it was a Leap Day, Ann had the pick of three men to choose to propose to. Or would the patriarchy hold her back (again)? Simon's son had learnt a new swears and Simon learnt what his wife gets up to when he's not around. Sega Badawi dropped some local news on those assembled, we had some Conker chat that didn't involve K-Stew and we figured out how Tomorrowland affects reviews. It was a good show. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/senshudotvhttps://twitter.com/Squallmuzza Track list:1. Nikola - Syncopatience http://chipmusic.org/nikola/music/syncyopatience2. Panda Chan - TFATFJ - Corruption http://chipmusic.org/panda+chan/music/tfatfj---corruption Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20161 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e20 -- #279 -- The Sound of Humdrums

Psst, don't tell anyone, but this week's show is a gossip special. Unfortunately we don't quite know what this actually means, so we're not actually sure if any real gossip gets spoken during the show. If there is it's almost certainly scurrilous and without foundation, which is our favourite type of gossip (it usually involves conkers). Our Super-Special Guest was Dan Simpson, who is a videogame poet (which sounds like a great idea for a feature - hint hint Craig The Rage). We asked Dan how he got into poetry, what proportion of indie developers like poetry immediately and also if there is anything that Kieron Gillen isn't prepared to introduce. Dan also created a crowd sourced poem for the National Museum of Scotland which sounds like something we'd do, if you replaced 'poem' with 'karaoke song' and 'National Museum of Scotland' with 'pub'. We also found out what Belgium was like, turned down the London Games Festival, Ann went around the studio and Simon's wife isn't going cheese tasting. Sega Badawi provided us with some local news and we told you where you can get the last ever tickets to our GDC Marioke party. You should bid on them. Especially if you're going to GDC. Don't be the ones to miss out! Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/dansimpsonpoethttp://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/applied-mathematics-by-dan-simpsonhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-last-two-tickets-to-Marioke-GDC-San-Francisco-17-March-2016-/322012369450?hash=item4af96ed22a:g:8KwAAOSwWTRWxgPM Track list:1. HavocCc - Nanoloop Live Improvisationhttp://chipmusic.org/havoccc/music/nanoloop-live-improvisation2. Robert Wells - Medieval Polyphony 3. Ixen - Relaxing Desert Nighthttp://chipmusic.org/ixen/music/ixen---a-relaxing-desert-night Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20161 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e19 -- #278 -- Septenary

It takes a lot to be someone that Mike Bithell wouldn't be prepared to kiss. This week's Super-Special Guest - Tony Gowland from Ant Workshop - is just that person. Could it be because Tony has managed to make a game with a genuinely interesting idea and that has made Mike jealous? If anyone knows anything about jealously it's definitely One Life Left. If there were no jealousy in this business then we'd have a lot more GMA awards. Anyway, Tony's game is called Binaries, it's out on the 4th April and he was only too happy to tell us the main colours of the game. And in Binaries knowing the colours is actually a key factor in the gameplay. Honestly, it's like our apparently stupid questions are actually incredibly clever. We also found out why Tony changed the name of the game and what's it's like to be championed by Mike Bithell. John Life Left tried monetising his feature whilst Sega Badawi still did his purely for the benefit of news. In addition Ste gave some useful advice on running a Kickstarter, as well as doing a little rap. There was Jonathan Blow chat, a further update on our GDC Marioke Party (and what to do if you missed out on a ticket, but still want to come) and a quick mention of our Pre-GDC Marioke that's on this Friday. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:http://store.steampowered.com/app/435800/http://playbinaries.comhttps://twitter.com/FreakyZoidhttps://twitter.com/antworkshop Track list:1. Garvalf- Mere Hiverhttp://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/mre-hiver2. Cyan Coloneels - Without Any Fuss, The Stars Went Outhttp://chipmusic.org/cyancoloneels/music/without-any-fuss-the-stars-went-out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e18 -- #277 -- 7/10cc

It's always good to have gaming royalty on the show so we were happy to have Lord Sir Charles Cecil CBE on as our Super-Special Guest this week. He showed his experience by managing to get the most plugs ever within the first minute of his introduction. You don't run a software company for 25 years without developing some good promotional skills. And next month Revolution Software will indeed be 25 years old, so we took an audio tour through the history of Revolution discussing classics like Lure of The Temptress, Beneath A Steel Sky and their little known game called Broken Sword. Charles also spoke about if the point and click game is still dead, announced a special version of Broken Sword that's available next month and also defended videogame journalists against ("The Hateful Eight" - ed). Not only that but he managed to offend Simon as well, which was bound to happen at some point. The bromance is over. John Life Left and Sega Badawi provided us with some features (and we're always open to new ideas for contributions) and we had Dexter make a welcome return to the reviews section. And if you want to be a Super-Special Guest without going to the hassle of creating an amazing game then you can bid for the opportunity to do so at the Super-Special Resonance FM Auction. Look out for it on the Resonance FM website. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/revbothttps://twitter.com/charlescecil Track list1. Klamm - Regainer It's appears to have been deleted, but check http://chipmusic.org/music anyway2. Yuki Kakushi - It's Ok To Cryhttp://chipmusic.org/yukikakushi/music/its-okay-to-cry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e17 -- #276 -- Friend of Fleetwood

Sorry about the lack of a show last week, two thirds of Team OLL were ill but luckily we were all back to seventy percent full health, except for a microphone that was rather crackly. Poor microphone. This week's Super-Special Guest was the tea demanding Alex Fleetwood, who came in the show to show off Fabulous Beasts, which Ann has decided is "a mix of Pokemon and Jenga". We ask Alex about how his Kickstarter going and get a live update on the Power of OLL on sales. Alex also confirmed that Fabulous Beasts will definitely be ready by November. Unless it's delayed. John Life Left made a return to our features section, along with Sega Badawi. Simon Parkinson incurred the wrath of Scanters, Simon had the latest news whispered through a door by Lord Sir Charles Cecil and Ste made a cricket bat on his computer. We're also incredibly close to confirming our GDC Marioke Party and Ste is doing a Reads Like A Seven event on 11/02. Why not attend both? Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/fabbeastshttps://twitter.com/ammonite Track list:1. Alex E - He's a Mellow Fellowhttp://chipmusic.org/ade-syndicate/music/hes-a-mellow-fellow-ym2612-sega-genesis-chiptune-by-alex-e2. Put the Heart On - You Make My Heart Singhttp://chipmusic.org/putthehurtton/music/you-make-my-heart-sing3. Robot Orgy Massacre (feat. Laffe The Fox) - Ignore The Ghosthttp://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/robot-orgy-massacre-feat-laffe-the-fox---ignore-the-ghost Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20161 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e16 -- #275 -- McCarthy Park

A long time ago Ste and Simon were in a crew with David McCarthy, who is this week's Super-Special Guest. They did fun things together like inventing video blogging, but it all got ruined when David got married. Because Ste and SImon alienated everyone there with a really bad best man speech. It was awful, imagine our comedy night in Nottingham but with even less jokes. Sorry, fewer. Anyway, David is back he's working for Cybird in Japan and he might be prepared to tell us something about the new game that they're working on. At the very least he'll be able to help us work out our system for measuring how much a half wit is worth. David also attended Pocket Gamer Connect on the morning of our show, which is where our fifth joke #networking was invented so we have a mini-celebration in its honour. We also confirmed how much a micro transaction is worth, Ann didn't have a driving lesson and Ste was genuinely shocked by a bit of Ann's news. Listen out for the gasp of disbelief! Sega Badawi provides some more local news and we advertise Marioke in Zurich with about six days notice. We might even see if Sepp Blatter wants to come to it. He's not up to much at the moment. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:http://www.cybird.co.jp/en/https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/ Track list:1. BitKnight - Tanoshii http://chipmusic.org/bitknight/music/tanoshii2. Death from a Billy - Black Nailshttp://chipmusic.org/deathfromabilly/music/black-nails3. 81ttr45hr10t - Children Shall Leadhttp://chipmusic.org/81ttr45hr10t/music/children-shall-lead4. Just Been Warpzoned - Y I'm Sidhttp://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/y-im-sid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20161 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e15 -- #274 -- The Twitcher III

One Life Left has been hip to all the latest trends in video games ever since we got a cyber razor cut in order to play on our Super Nintendo, yet the streaming fever has passed us by. We did have a spell last year where we tried to Twitch regularly, but all it ended up with is us getting a funny gif of Scanters that we auctioned off for Resonance FM (who you should donate to if you get the chance). However, we're always willing to learn new things, particularly if they contain the key phrase 'monetise our brand' so we got Super-Special Guest and Twitch Superstar Katt Strike in the studio! Katt told us all about streaming and how it ended up with her getting a new PC and a new job. This then lead into a debate on if streamers are replacing traditional reviews and then managed to inadvertently prove a point in our traditional reviews section. We confirmed that we will be attending GDC this year, Simon knocked over a bin, Ste opened Jack Bike-Show's post and Ann was touched by Lewis Schaffer. And Simon. More importantly we had WORLD EXCLUSIVE HALF-LIFE 3 NEWS!!!!! At least we think we have some news. Listen to the show and decide. You'll also get to hear John Life Left and Sega Badawi! Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/KattStrikehttps://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/ Track list:1. Boy Without Batteries - Teenagehttp://chipmusic.org/boy+without+batteries/music/teenage2. Atari Tufty - Space Beepshttp://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/space-beeps-part-13. For a Broken Earth - Leave a Trace http://chipmusic.org/forabrokenearth/music/leave-a-trace-[chvrches-lsdj-cover] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20161 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e14 -- #273 -- (20)16 Bit(hell)

One Life Left has started 2016 as it finished 2015. Well, Simon did as he's still playing Star Wars Battlefront. Ste stopped reading his emails over the break and Ann was at a wedding. And we had Christmas, obviously which was a strong seven out of ten this year. We thought that OLL Warm-Up act and excellent comedian Lewis Schaffer had bought us a present for our first show back and were really touched, but it turned out he'd just left a bag in the studio. Maybe he'll get us something for Valentine's Day? Mike Bithell took the opportunity to be our first Super-Special guest of the year so he could tell us about the Vita release of Volume, which should be out by now. He was also given the chance to let us know which of five ideas he'll be working on as his main project for 2016, but he saw through our attempts with a straight bat. We did manage to speak about Bithmas which just keeps getting earlier and earlier in the year, and Mike's possible holiday to Disneyland in February. Ste told us about how he's finally got bored with killing people, Simon explained how he got lessons on morality and humour from his son and Ann might be creating a game this year. Sega Badawi made a return and we had a new feature with John Life Left. We're back at the Dalston Loading bar this month with another Marioke event and at some point this year we will be ten so we'll definitely be holding a special event for that. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/mikeBithellhttps://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/ Track list:1. Impulses - Hrtbrkhttp://chipmusic.org/impulses/music/hrtbrk2. Klamm - Atmosphere.http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/atmosphere3. C-Lee-O - Rrrrrunnnn and Guuunn!http://chipmusic.org/c-lee-o/music/rrrrrunnnn-and-guuunn-!--[2a03-vgm] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20161 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e13 -- #272 -- ("Snow" - ed) is Falling

Normally the last episode of the year is one where you reflect on the year and how it went. We tried to do this at the beginning before Ann's news, but then decided that our mix of great chiptunes, amazing guests and poor jokes were how we brought in 2015 so they'd be the best way to see it out. And we did it in style - Ste was back from Copenhagen, Simon brought in a board game and Ann wore a special Christmas outfit. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Sean Wenham- the creator of The End of The World. We always thought that would be Parkinson. Anyway, Sean's game was inspired by a break up that he had three years ago so we asked him if it's good to wallow in misery, how the search function on the Android store works and what his wife thinks of the game. Sega Badawi had some local news, along with a clip that sounded slightly familiar, Simon apologised for something that isn't actually on this episode and we announced that Kieron Gillen will be djing at our Christmas Party. YOU MUST BUY A TICKET NOW. Cheerio and Merry Christmas!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/SeanWenham1http://theendoftheworldgame.tumblr.com/https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/omg-its-the-one-life-left-christmas-party-2015-tickets-19797601158 Track list:1. TLG chiptunes - Yeah Maybe I Guesshttp://chipmusic.org/tlgchiptunes/music/yeah-maybe-i-guess2. x Critical Strike x - Jingle Bells!http://chipmusic.org/x+critical+strike+x/music/jingle-bells!-merry-xmas!3. amburgerzorro - 3 Yearshttp://chipmusic.org/amburgerzorro/music/3-years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/201559 minutes, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e12 -- #271 -- Facts not Fiction

Ste was in Copenhagen this week. Luckily, unlike that time Ann was away we didn't have to remember to get anyone in to do the news. Unfortunately we had to rely on Simon manning the desk and Ann not telling him to press the 'dump' button which meant around seven seconds of the episode was lost. And - most annoying of all - it meant we missed out on hearing this week's Super-Special Guest Tom Cole, research student at Goldsmiths and member of The Intelligent Games Games Intelligence Programme. We did only press it the once so we were able to find out how we can broaden and deepen (but not lengthen) emotional engagement in videogames, which games best do this, which games best do this that Simon isn't annoyed by and we also heard about the Adventure X festival that Tom is running this weekend (assuming you read this as soon as the podcast is uploaded).   And with Ste being away it meant that we had a gap in the market for a young up-and-comer to guest host, but unfortunately we gave it to Keith Stuart from the old media. Keith told us why he isn't fit to judge the best videogame of 2015 and he also did a pun and started to move in on Ann's territory. Obviously Ann wouldn't let this lie so raised a valid point about Keith 'be'ing Santa at our Christmas party (which you should all buy tickets for).   Next week is our last show of the year, so we're all bringing in board games it's a mufti day. Which in our case means we have to put tops on :(   Cheerio!Team OLL x   Links:https://twitter.com/tommakesgameshttps://twitter.com/keefstuarthttp://www.screen7.co.uk/adventurex/https://www.facebook.com/adventurexpohttps://www.facebook.com/events/887560988005771/https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/omg-its-the-one-life-left-christmas-party-2015-tickets-19797601158   Track list:1. Bitpusher2600 - Fish Fingers and Custardhttp://chipmusic.org/bitpusher2600/music/fish-fingers--custard2. marcb0t - Tarzan Boy (SMS version)http://chipmusic.org/marcb0t/music/tarzan-boy-sms-version3. iDecade - Dronehttp://chipmusic.org/idecade/music/drone---idecade4. Hide Your Tigers - Dr Dangerhttp://chipmusic.org/hide+your+tigers/music/dr-danger-lsdj Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20151 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e11 -- #270 -- And Still Undefeated (sort of)

This week's show was a little bit weird. Firstly, this week's Super-Special Guest Jon Hare said that we were part of the videogame industry. Obviously he hadn't read the results of this year's GMAs. Secondly, Jon provided us with an actual EXCLUSIVE!!! first play of the remix/demo version of Goal Scoring Superstar Hero to put on the show. We thought the only EXCLUSIVES!!! we could reveal were the colour of the game. And in case you're wondering, the main colour of Jon's new game Sociable Soccer is green, unless it's snowing in which case it's white. We spoke to Jon about the development of Sociable Soccer, how Simon isn't the World Champion of it, but did manage to score the second ever headed goal and tried to work out the secret bit of coding to make our own version of Sociable Soccer. Ann was at a hen do in Copenhagen over the weekend, Simon and Ste were at a Chvrches gig whilst Sega Badawi just stayed in the news room to catch up on the latest events. We also heard from the mayor of Royal Leamington Spa (and possibly Ozzy Osbourne's nephew). And the tickets for our Christmas party have finally been made available for sale. Please come. It will almost certainly be as great as last year's one. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/jonharehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/omg-its-the-one-life-left-christmas-party-2015-tickets-19797601158 Track list:1. atomsmasha - Kavinsky 1986http://chipmusic.org/atomsmasha/music/kavinsky---1986-[chiptune-8-bit]2. Ice wolf - Distorted Relaxationhttp://chipmusic.org/icewolf/music/distorted-relaxation3. Sociable Soccer - Goal Scoring Superstar Hero (demo)4. d0us - simkithttp://chipmusic.org/d0us/music/simkit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e10 -- #269 -- Sleeper hit

Ann is back from being Big In Japannnnn because she drank all of their alcohol. This meant that we've had the full team back in the studio for the first time in ages. It also meant that Ste didn't have to worry about trying to figure out who would do the news. Although he didn't really have much time to worry about it last week if we think about it. Our Super-Special Guest this week was our third most famous guest ever. This obviously means that he has as little to do with videogames as possible, and is not Simon Parkinson or K-Stew (they're still fighting it out down at the bottom). Oh, we'd probably say who he actually is at this point. It's Iain Morris, co-creator of The Inbetweeners. We found out how videogames helped inspire The Inbetweeners, if mentioning Pro Evo Soccer on a TV show gets you any freebies and what it's like to break Ricky Gervais' back (presumably it made him humble). Ann told us that she was learning to drive, Ste scared all his cats away on Neko Atsume, Simon learnt that his son had some strange choice of phrases and Sega Badawi somehow managed to do some local news. Oh, and our Christmas party was announced for Friday 18/12, look for the details on Facebook (link in our, er, links section below). We'll tell you where to get tickets as soon as we can be bothered to set it up. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/iainkevanmorrishttps://www.facebook.com/events/887560988005771/ Track list:1. Klamm - Phoenixhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/phoenix2. Justbeenwarpzoned - Veni Vidi Vicihttp://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/veni-vidi-vici Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e09 -- #268 -- Mimi Parade

Due to Ann being in Japan, Ste being in India and Simon drinking in the afternoon there was no show last week. Luckily Ste and Simon managed to make it into the studio this week in order to provide you with some gaming related entertainment. However, would we remember to inform you as well as entertain through our acclaimed news section? Errm, sort of. We did remember to book a Super-Special Guest and this week's SSG was Gareth Williams from Premier PR. It was probably for the best that Ann was off this week as last time Gareth was on the show he deeply offended her and the show was literally unbroadcastable. We spoke to Gareth about what it was like to be the proto Guy Cocker on CNN, how PR is different to journalism and who has the best idea for a video game? Sega Badawi remembered to do some local news and we had a new feature from one of MCV's 30 under 30. And we sort-of announced our Christmas Party without actually confirming the date or where it would be held. But we're sure details like that won't hold you back. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/Shakacarnagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/577753902377325/ Track list:1. Virtual Hawaii - Fountainshttp://chipmusic.org/virtualhawaii/music/fountains2. Quavosh - Pixel Jumper Tropical Themehttp://chipmusic.org/quavosh/music/pixel-jumper---tropical-theme-13. MilLs Dj- There's No Endhttp://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---theres-no-end Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20151 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e08 -- #267 -- Big In JapAnn

Last week we had a Marioke event at GameCity. It involved lots of drinking and singing. Nothing unusual there. But we've not seen Ann since, and some sources are saying that she ended up in Japan. Is she going to be the new Kojima? As Ann was missing, we needed to make sure that her replacement was completely ethical and - most importantly - a man. So we got GameUnder, renegade gamer and former president of Electronic Arts to come in and do the news. We also got Henry Hoffman from Fiddlesticks and the most stylish man in games in as a Super-Special Guest. He told us his origin story, his new game Hue, his experimental VR game Aboard The Looking Glass and made an EXCLUSIVE! announcement that he probably shouldn't have made and we shouldn't be mentioning in CAPITAL LETTERS. Sorry. We're also sorry that there won't be a show next week, it's all Ste's fault for going to India. Oh, and we're sorry for the spoilers that GameUnder might do during his news. While we're at it, sorry for mentioning TFI Friday during the show. We won't apologise for Sega Badawi, although some of his puns this week do get a little close to the edge. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/HenryHoffmanhttps://twitter.com/mrjjlean Tracklist:1. MotionRide - 99 Lives Lefthttp://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/99-lives-left2. Lamer Pinky - Way To Unityhttp://chipmusic.org/lamer+pinky/music/way-to-unity3. Klamm - Icebreakerhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/icebreaker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e07 -- #266 -- Leaning Tower of Ste-sa

As ever, we start the show as we mean to go on. With the highest level of professionalism, and by swivelling. Although some members of the team might not be giving the usual percentage of effort that our listeners demand. See if you can work out who it is! The Super-Special Guest for this week is Stefano Petrullo from Renaissance PR, who are not to be confused with Resonance FM. Stefano told us all about how Simon caused Stefano to split with his then-girlfriend, how doing PR for indies is different to the major publishers and general tales about being in the PR world. We spoke a little about our Marioke event in Nottingham GameCity this Friday, Ste promoted his live Checkpoints recording this Thursday and Kieron Gillen let us down (again). Sega Badawi provided us with some local news but more importantly we talked about sausages in games. Oh and we decided which of the journalistic Sons was better: Ellison or Parkinson. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/iltrullohttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.byronic.tecat&hl=en Track list:1. Daandruff - Roadblockhttp://chipmusic.org/daandruff/music/roadblock2. Power Supply - Super Flying Ice Cream Truck 2: Even Truckierhttp://chipmusic.org/powersupply/music/[lsdj]-super-flying-ice-cream-truck-2-even-truckier3. Kevin McCloud - Rhinoceroshttp://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html/index.html?genre=Electronica4. Cheapshot - Giddyhttp://chipmusic.org/cheapshot/music/giddy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e06 -- #265 -- Kerry's All G-oll-d

One thing we've learnt from TV Talent Shows is that the journey is important. And this week's guest, Kerry Turner, had a very special journey to get here. By which we mean that she nearly ended up at Portsmouth. Luckily she made the right connection and we got to talk to her about Make Play Code and how teaching women how to code is a lot like The Ring or like making a skirt. It sounded so good that Ste and Simon had to come up with some cunning plans. We had GameUnder and Sega Badawi providing some features with a new Super-Special Guest Reviewer making his debut. Not only that but we turned Pip into a tv star, started our own awards ceremony and decided on how big Ann wanted her blanket. And we didn't really mention the GMAs. They just don't deserve being in our house. But they know what they can do to improve things for next year. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/MakePlayCodehttps://twitter.com/reallyfancyhttp://www.makeplaycode.com/ Track list:1. Gepsjors - Nessyhttp://chipmusic.org/gepsjors/music/nessy2. Klamm - Heroquesthttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/heroquest Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20151 hour, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e05 -- #264 -- Pip's In-House Party

There's no Simon this week as he was in Hawaii preparing to drink illicitly in airports. And because of that we sort-of forgot that we needed to book a Super-Special Guest. Luckily, our favourite Rising Star Philippa Warr took time out of her busy schedule watching DoubleFist win the esports World Cup to come and help us out (we might have got some of the World Cup info wrong). Somehow a reference to Kanye West lead to a really sophisticated discussion about pricing in games. Which makes us wonder about where next week's D-12 Discussion Point will lead to, or perhaps talking about Nelly's plaster will give us a new insight about healing in games. We also discussed all of our chances in the forthcoming Games Media Awards, received some actual post (some wanted, some unwanted), heard some Local News and Ste told us about how he did a curler. Fun times. And our GameCity Marioke event has been announced, see below for the link but if you're lazy it'll be on Friday 30th October at Spanky Van Dykes. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/philippawarrhttp://sched.co/4RPc Track list:1. Dire Hit - DX7 Testhttp://chipmusic.org/dire+hit/music/dx7-test2. Protoflight - Ignitehttp://chipmusic.org/protoflight/music/ignite Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20151 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e04 -- #263 -- Ann! Simon! Ste!

For the first time this season we finally had all three presenters hosting. In order to commemorate this we all hosted the show standing up. This means that you need to be standing up to listen to this show in order to show us the respect we deserve. As we know that this will cause you some discomfort, we have decided to have a break from doing the show next week. We are nothing if not protective of our listeners. This week's Super-Special Guest is James Parker from Ground Shatter. He told us all about his two (count 'em - two!) new games, Skyscrappers and Black and White Bushido. He told us why local multiplayer games deserve a comeback, which is just as well as that's what Skyscrappers is. Luckily Ann decided not to torpedo any of his ideas like she did with VR so both of the games should be coming out soon. GameUnder continued his sterling work for the videogaming public and Sega Badawi informed us of a local news story. We also found out that Ste has a dodgy back, Ann has dyed her hair and Simon told us of his son's adventures in swearing. Not only that but Ann came up with the best analogy for Rocket League and James raised the bar for all SSGs to follow by giving us one of the best presents ever! Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/Gameswritinghttps://twitter.com/GroundShatter Track list:1. Atari Tufty - P.F.M.http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/pfm2. Theme from Skyscrappers3. Jerkemy - With The Square of The Distancehttp://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/test Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e03 -- #262 -- Cyber Swindon/Awooga

Fresh from last week's debate regarding the future of virtual reality systems, we substituted an ill Scanters for a fit Ste in order to continue the conversation. We also got Brynley Gibson in as a Super-Special Guest to pass on his knowledge from working on the Playstation VR. As one of the leading lights in Sony's London Studio he had lots to tell us, apart from anything that we could claim as an EXCLUSIVE. With Ann off ill, and million dollar journalist/substitute newsreader Cara Ellison being busy in Scotland we had to rely on Ste for our news. Listen in to find out if he has learnt anything from eleven seasons of listening to Ann. GameUnder continues his sterling undercover work at EA and Sega Badawi gives us the latest local news. We also find out how to induce motion sickness in people, discuss the Elite Dangerous purchase flow chart and work out if today's kids like Back To The Future. Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:https://twitter.com/brynleygibsonhttps://twitter.com/LondonStudioHQ Track list:1. PSS270 - Plastic Humanshttp://chipmusic.org/pss-270/music/plastic-humans-yamaha-pss-512. Chunter - We take the Futurehttp://chipmusic.org/chunter/music/we-make-the-future-daisy-bell-version3. Jerkemy - Substrate Independencehttp://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/substrate-independence4. Justbeenwarpzoned - The Bastille of the Socially Awkward Teenagerhttp://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/the-bastille-of-the-socially-awkward-teenager Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e02 -- #261 -- Ste was alone

It's a problem having the same person coming into the studio. Sometimes you just run out of things to say to them. Luckily Ste was away this week so we had Mike Bithell in as a Super-Special Guest! Unfortunately he didn't tell us anything about his new game so The Caretaker had to use one of Mike's old games for the episode title again. And as we all know, The Caretaker is incredibly lazy. Luckily, Mike Bithell is not incredibly lazy and was in to discuss how well Volume went down with everyone (and Metacritic). He was also meant to discuss his new game, but he didn't get the memo. Mostly because The Caretaker forgot to send it out. As he didn't get the other memo regarding the sending of memos. Ann is one console down as she sold her Wii when she had a headache, rather than putting it in a bag at the bottom of the canal. Simon went to the Not Twin Peaks diner experience, nearly got run over by a Taxi in Croydon and started a bromance with Mike, who told us how he is spending his fortune. Ann also torpedoed everyone's dreams about virtual reality and Sega Badawi returned with his Local News. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/mikeBithell Track list: 1. Ubaldur - September http://chipmusic.org/ubaldur/music/earth-wind-and-fire---september-ubaldur-remix 2. Candy Hippy Candy Hippy - Robot Dance Party Appears to have been deleted - of you can find it let us know! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20151 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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One Life Left -- s12e01 -- #260 -- Ann Life Left IV

Sometimes, if you've been really good and wish hard enough then your dreams will come true. This is one of those days. One Life Left is back for its twelfth season on the airwaves! And everyone in the world must have been really, really good as it's time for another Ann Life Left. For those of you who haven't listened to Ann Life Left before what happens is Ann gets a load of people into the studio to talk about how games have had an effect on their lives and how amazing games are. It is consistently highly rated by our focus groups that the caretaker runs on our behalf to help improve our branding. Helping Ann out is SSGP (Super-Special Guest Presenter) Philippa Warr from Rock Paper Shotgun who didn't talk about or play League of Legends for a whole hour so that must surely be reason enough to listen? Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/scanters https://twitter.com/philippawarr https://twitter.com/chipzel https://twitter.com/studioanisa https://twitter.com/profaniti https://twitter.com/h4nchan https://twitter.com/lanazgombic https://twitter.com/marblekittykat Tracklist: 1. Chibitech - Love is Insecurable (Dr Bouche remix) http://chibitech.bandcamp.com 2. Chipzel - Super Hexagon http://chipzel.co.uk 3. Bus Blanchie - Bright Stars http://chipmusic.org/bus+blanchie/music/bright-stars 4. ForABrokenEarth - Toriningen http://chipmusic.org/forabrokenearth/music/toriningen-[2015-mix] 5. Klamm - Wildfire http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/wildfire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20151 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e18 -- #259 -- Gin and (grapefruit) juice

For the final time this season all of Team OLL was in the studio before we broke for our summer holidays. This meant we didn't have to wear our uniforms and we could even bring in board games to play. Ann nearly didn't make the show on time as she was waiting upstairs and wondering why she was hot. Ste was back from Finland with tales of gin and grapefruit, Placebo and Finland's answer to Justin Bieber. Simon was still developing his next game after Bang Man! took the gaming world by storm. And thanks to our Super-Special Guest Ian Hamilton, Simon will be thinking of accessibility for gamers with disabilities. Ian was on to discuss the issues in improving accessibility and it seems that the little things matter a lot to most gamers. Annoyingly there's no actual legal enforcement to make games more accessible so most of the appetite to improve things is coming from the smaller companies. But we did find out which was the first AAA game with a dedicated blind accessibility option. Ann had a very important Ann-nouncement, we talked tactics for the upcoming GMAs and Marioke makes more steps into invading Germany (which annoys the Caretaker as he prefers Monchengladbach to Koln). GameUnder continues to work undercover and Sega Badawi has some more local news. And even though we're on holiday you can still contact us via the usual methods and even finish making our game for us. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/ianhamilton_ http://gameaccessibilityguidelines.com/ Track list: 1. Laffe The Fox feat. Robot Orgy Massacre - The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Unadventurous http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox-feat-robot-orgy-massacre---the-amazing-adventures-of-mr-unadventurous 2. Motionride - Loading http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/loading_2015-[lsdj-chiptune] 3. PleaseLoseBattle - Hangover Apocalypse http://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/hangover-apocalypse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e17 -- #258 -- In A-Nova Castle

With Ste in Finland listening to Placebo and performing Marioke it meant that Simon and Ann were in the studio by themselves. Well, apart from the Super-Special Guests. And we got some amazing Super-Special Guests with Alex and Sean from Castle Magazine and Eddie Lee from Funktronic Labs coming into the studio. Alex and Sean were in to talk about Castle Magazine, which is due to launch in the first quarter of next year, providing that their crowdsourcing is successful and that they agree on how to correctly pronounce Castle. We had a look at their promotional postcards and queried their DPIs, before Ann got worried about what DPI stood for. Our other Super-Special Guest Eddie was a major test of where Simon's loyalties lie. You see Eddie's new game - Nova 111 - is being published by Curve digital, which is where Simon's second less-important job is. Would Simon give Eddie the usual OLL interview treatment or would he not even ask what colour his game was? We did find out that it's a turn-based real-time action game and it's already picked up a few awards so it does sound like it'll be pretty good. From our contributors we had Doctor Avatar making a return to the hospital wards and Sega Badawi providing some local news. We also found out that Simon is making a new game under the advice of Tom Francis, how Chinese holiday tours really make their money and that we shouldn't make Ritchie and Josh the talent handlers angry as they nearly destroyed the studio when they were calm. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/MacTingz https://twitter.com/vizzee https://twitter.com/Castle_Magazine https://twitter.com/eddietree https://twitter.com/funktroniclabs http://www.Castlemagazine.co.uk http://nova111.com/ Track list: 1. Bitmap Brothers - Gods Theme http://youtu.be/zJ26QY0A_aQ 2. Spaszaki - Trance (Casio) http://chipmusic.org/spaszaki/music/sk-1-trance-casio 3. Brink - Joe Schmoe in Rio http://chipmusic.org/brink/music/joe-shmoe-in-rio-roland-mt-32-remix 4. Rob Hubbard - Crazy Comets theme http://www.remix64.com/track/djrawb/crazy-comets-theme-soflabreaks/ 5. TLG Chiptunes - Mr Brightside http://chipmusic.org/tlgchiptunes/music/the-killers---mr-brightside-the-luminous-galaxy-cover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20151 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e16 -- #257 -- Raising the Barbara-ian

Unfortunately having to do three episodes in a row took its first victim as Simon took the week off. But he forgot to check this with HR and with his appraisal due this wasn't a good time to be doing this. Luckily our HR is an incredibly efficient department and managed to get a highly qualified Super-Special Guest Host in Tim Hibbs from the Big Red Barrel podcast. We highly recommend his podcast for those rare weeks when we haven't done a show (but if you listen any other time you'll go on The List). And in addition to our SSGH we also had a SSG! Kristian Andrews from Studio OwlBear came into the, er, studio to tell us about his game Barbara-Ian and to let out a Category C swear word. It's a Rogue-like (depending on the definition) based on a series of videos that Kristian sent to annoy Comedy Central/win a competition that Comedy Central had. We found out how Kristian had the idea to turn it into a video game and tried to come up with names for a sequel. Oh, and it's out on Friday! GameUnder told us of his latest developments in games under development and Sega Badawi dropped some local news on those assembled. Team OLL decided that a trip to Montreal was in order, Ann had a photo with a Japanese rock band, Ste got incredibly worried about fridges and brainstormed a sequel to Chuckie Egg (that already exists). You might also pick up during this episode that Ste has launched a new Kickstarter, but we hardly mention it. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/KristianAndrews https://twitter.com/BRBTim http://www.barbaraian.com https://vimeo.com/24606015 http://www.studioowlbear.com http://www.bigredbarrel.com/blog/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782536717/chime-sharp-the-classic-music-puzzle-game-returns Track list: 1. Buried For a Day - Pathways http://chipmusic.org/bfad/music/pathways 2. Motionride - Utterless http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/utterless-[edm-amiga-chiptune] 3. Brink - Joe Shmoe in Rio http://chipmusic.org/brink/music/joe-shmoe-in-rio-roland-mt-32-remix 4. Laffe the Fox - The Sweden Experience http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---the-sweden-experience Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e15 -- #256 -- Whole Lotta Her Story

We're still trying to solve the mystery that is sweeping the gaming world: Where did Marioke disappear to in July? And furthermore: When is it being held in August? Hopefully we'll get a little closer to the truth in this week's episode. Oh, and we did talk quite a bit about Her Story too, which made sense as this week's Super-Special Guest was its designer Sam Barlow. He came up on the sleeper from Portsmouth to tell us all about the game. Except for the plot. But hopefully you will understand from this episode that Her Story is a different type of game. The type of game that Simon dislikes, so what will he think of Her Story? Away from Her Story we found out that Simon looked a little different, Ann was beach body ready and Ste met some men on the Internet. Sega Badawi and GameUnder provided us with some features and we got onto the hot, hot topic of fans in consoles. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/mrsambarlow http://www.herstorygame.com/ Track list: 1. Klamm - Rise http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/rise 2. Kuro - Before It Ends http://chipmusic.org/kuro/music/before-it-ends 3. MilLs DJ - Reunited http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---reunited 4. Brink - It Is What It Is http://chipmusic.org/brink/music/it-is-what-it-is-1-bit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/20151 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e14 -- #255 -- ROM Raider

OK, so the one week break turned into a two week break, but you can trust that One Life Left will never let you down again. Except for Marioke in July which we've had to cancel. And we'll be going on our summer holidays before too long. It's also pretty hot. Now, Team OLL are used to being hot, but this is an altogether different kind of hot. It's the type of hot that makes you have a can of Malibu and pineapple at the cricket and tricks you into thinking that your leggings will dry in time to go out. It's also the kind of hot where you reckon that hot and heat are words that are interchangeable. This week's show is rather cultured as our Super-Special Guests were Darren Wall from Read Only Memory and Alex Wiltshire from The Streets. They were in to promote ROM's first self-funded book Britsoft: An Oral History, which involved speaking to the major players in the British coding scene such as Jon Hare, Mel Croucher and Peter Moulinex. We also found out how you get Nintendo to give you two million dollars, tried to work out who is this generation's Jeff Minter and Ste thought about Jez San. GameUnder made a welcome return (along with a new microphone) and Sega Badawi told us about the latest local news (from two weeks ago). And we also promoted a certain special someone's new book about computer games, we really can't recommend it highly enough and we're certain that you'll enjoy their work so much. They really deserve every success with it. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://readonlymemory.vg http://Twitter.com/iamdarrenwall http://Twitter.com/rotational https://gumroad.com/caraellison (Do we have to include this book in the links? Really? Oh alright then) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Video-Game-obsession-frontline/dp/1781254214/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Track listing: 1. Jakim - Night Air http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/night-air 2. motionride - Un Petit Robot http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/un-petit-robot-[lsdj-chiptune] 3. Sudstep - No Guts, No Glory http://chipmusic.org/sudstep/music/no-guts-no-glory-lsdj-demix-defqon1-anthem-2015 4. UFO - Moon http://chipmusic.org/ufo/music/moon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20151 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e13 -- #254 -- Attriiidge Racer

When Ste's away, Team OLL will play... chiptune covers of Muse songs. Yes, Ste was scouting out the karaoke bars of Gothenburg looking for talent to attend our Housemarque Marioke Birthday Celebration. This meant that Simon was in charge of the show. Unfortunately Simon immediately tells us that his shot his only child (with a Nerf gun) which means he probably isn't really responsible enough to run a radio show. Ann did recently become a triple Auntie so hopefully her instincts as an Aunt were enough to keep the show on track. Replacing Ste was our SSGH (Super-Special Guest Host) Simon 'Parkinson' Parkin. He brought the class and weird umlaut things that you'd expect from someone at the New Yorker. Parkinson also spoke a little about his new book, but we forgot to ask what colour it is. This is why we need Ste. But it wasn't just Parkinson, we also had Jack Attridge from Flavourworks on as a Super-Special Guest. He told us all about working at 22 Cans, what it was like to half-make Godus and showed Simon his latest game, which Simon then failed to tell us about. Simon even forgot to ask him what colour the game was, so we are thankful to Ann for keeping a hold on things. Simon started to make space under his stairs for the new Steam Machine and Ann made some big steps into becoming an esports champion. Not only that but Sega Badawi informed us of some local news and we became a discount code for an amazing soundtrack album (http://hewsonconsultants.bandcamp.com). It almost makes you wish Ste could be away every week (that almost is incredibly important if you're reading this Ste). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/jacksflavour http://hewsonconsultants.bandcamp.com http://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Video-Game-obsession-frontline/dp/1781254214/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Track list: 1. Muse - Reapers http://it.wn.com/Muse_REAPERS_CHIPTUNE_Cover 2. Thing On A Spring - (Simon's go to chip tune) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmmEBO2lDVI 3. Cybernoid 2: The Revenge http://hewsonconsultants.bandcamp.com/track/cybernoid-2-the-revenge 4. Rambo First Blood Part II loading theme (C64) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHLrQXUj4Q Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20151 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e12 -- #253 -- Aha! (Boom)

After another bank holiday break, One Life Left is back! Hopefully you all managed to cope without us. We all went to Nordic Game, then Ann and Simon went off to Copenhagen and then Simon went off to Barcelona. Team OLL always sticks together. This week's Super-Special Guest was Explosive Alan's Ash Denton. As you all know Team OLL has been trying to break into the YouTube/Twitch market for some time and we tried to find out from Ash the secret in monetising these areas. Apparently the secret is to make something that's unique and is actually rather good. So we're screwed then. Ash is also making the break into creating his own video game, it's all down to Mike Bithell. Which means it's all down to us. We also got pretty worried about our listeners as it took a while for us to get any letters from them, and then we got even more worried about Guy Cocker. Ste told us about his fetish for photos of carrots, Ann got a new tattoo and Simon discovered that Martin Hollis connects everyone from a photographic perspective. And Sega Badawi updated us with the latest Local News. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Explosive_Alan http://capitalgame.co.uk https://twitter.com/SlapDashAsh Tracklist: 1. Hide Your Tigers - Smeltdown http://chipmusic.org/hide+your+tigers/music/smeltdown-lsdj 2. We Danced - Tension http://chipmusic.org/wedanced/music/tension-nanoloop 3. Motionride - Moo Moo Meadows Theme http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/moo-moo-meadows-theme-[mario-kart-wii-edm-chiptune-cover]-originally-by-asuka-ohta Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20151 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e11 -- #252 -- Developers with Benefits

It's a fairly open secret in the games 'industry' that One Life Left are the only King Makers worth dealing with. Mike Bithell's success is entirely down to us and console makers worldwide have a direct feed to the cupboard under Simon's stairs knowing that if their console ends up in there they can consider it to be finished. So we were pleased to welcome Laughing Jackal's Al Evans back to the studio to see how his game Flame Over has been doing, what new systems it might be moving across to and how we might best upset Rock Paper Shotgun on his behalf (to be honest we just needed the excuse). Simon was using his programming skills to try to hack Sony in order to get an Anniversary PS4, Ann started to make a game, Ste worried about his new talk and we all got concerned that we had upset GameUnder in some way. We never want to upset GameUnder. As usual Sega Badawi provided some Local News, but we had the welcome return of Derek Williams. We also spoke about our partners and family members (sorry partners and family members), made preparations for Eurovision, reflected on Martin Hollis and asked: is Super Smash Brothers any good? All this and we didn't wear any plaid. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/Laughing_jackal https://twitter.com/ev4nac Track list: 1. Richard H Bright - S101 (HMS Dreadnought) http://chipmusic.org/richard+h.+bright/music/s101-hms-dreadnought 2. MilLS DJ - Comin' Home http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---comin-home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20151 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e10 -- #251 -- King of the Load(ing)

It's not very often that all of Team OLL gets to meet up outside of the Resonance FM studio, so when we do you know it's going to be memorable. Except that Ste apparently forgot everything that happened at Ann's birthday party over the weekend. Listen to this week's show to hear him slowly piece together the unbelievable chain of events. Oh, but we do meet together every Third Thursday of the month to do Marioke, and the main enabler of this was this week's SSSG. We had James from the Loading bar in to go through our yearly Marioke appraisal. He also talked about the development of the Loading Bar, his favourite cocktail and made a request for a new Marioke song (that might have already been written between the show going out and this podcast being uploaded). Sega Badawi was the only contributor this week so we had to rely on Simon telling us how he single handedly got Nintendo back into profit, Ste telling us about how KP will single handedly bring England cricket back to the top and Ann telling us what makes a cake not a cake. The answer to the latter point is when it's a jar, obv. Cheerio! Team OLL x Tracklist 1. 0b111 - Hallucinogenix http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/hallucinogenix 2. Sparky Rogers - Sound Inferno http://chipmusic.org/sparkyrogers/music/sound-inferno-sonic-rush-remix 3. Klamm - Vortex http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/vortex Links: http://twitter.com/drinkrelaxplay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20151 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e09 -- #250 -- Inkle's Rosy Rupeeland

You can always guarantee that One Life Left never misses the chance to have a celebration. Except we forgot that this was our 250th episode, possibly because we've probably done more than 250 episodes due to spin-offs and literally unpodcastable episodes. However, we did celebrate in a way by having Jon and Joe from Inkle Studios in as our Super-Special Guests! They told us all about what it's like not winning a Bafta (it's rather similar to not winning a GMA), how Inkle is much better than Steve Jackson and how you make an open world book. Their new game Sorcery! 3 sounds rather excellent and will undoubtedly miss out on a Bafta next year. We also found out how Fearne Cotton is making extra pocket money by selling Xboxes, did some news near the end of the show, Ann went drinking, Ste and Simon played the same game and the letters section has been sponsored! By the company that Simon is joining next week. And we had the core contributing trio of Doctor Avatar, GameUnder and Sega Badawi. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/inklestudios https://twitter.com/joethephish https://twitter.com/joningold Track list: 1. Impulses - Overflow http://chipmusic.org/impulses/music/overflow 2. Ob111 - Entering Ale Country http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/entering-ale-country Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20151 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e08 -- #249 -- All filler, no killer

One Life Left has always been a firm believer in helping the little guy out. It's why we've always applauded (quietly) when the GMA judges decided to give their podcast/radio show award those teams that aren't on FM. So we felt that having Holly and Kate from Toku Podcast on as our Super-Special Guests would be a good idea. We were wrong. They obviously hadn't learnt that if you wanted to become a success like Mike Bithell or the New Yorker's Simon 'Parkinson' Parkin then you needed to show us respect. Therefore this episode is a textbook example of how to ruin your career. (Although we're not sure if it's ours or theirs that is ruined) And the show started off started off so well. Simon took the risk of doing the show without headphones, Ste found a CD of filler music and Ann was recovering from having two roasts in one day. Then it went wrong. Ann started to tell a very sexy news story that rapidly turned out to be not particularly sexy - especially once Ste added in a contribution from Gogglebox. Then we interviewed Holly and Kate and it went worse. We learnt that you can never trust Keith Stuart - tabloid journalist - and Ann got scammed by a videogame that turned her to drink. We did have contributions from GameUnder and Sega Badawi and we had a round up of what happened at our last Marioke. Which reminds us that next month's Marioke is on 14/05, rather than the third Thursday, so you've got less time to get your lyrics sent in. Cheerio! Team OLL x Track list: 1. Mister Beep - Hornets Assault http://chipmusic.org/mister+beep/music/hornets-assault-1-bit-chiptune 2. Please Lose Battle - Eleven O'Clock http://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/eleven-oclock Links https://twitter.com/nielsen_holly https://twitter.com/hownottodraw https://twitter.com/toku_podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20151 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e07 -- #248 -- Nitrome at the Museum

After a mini break for Easter, where we only ate Mini Eggs and Mini Milks, One Life Left is back! Ste had managed to break an egg exactly in half, Ann went outside and Simon helped gamify Easter and also met our thirteenth listener. Ann managed to break an exclusive, which is that she's highly likely to be a major character in the new Grand Theft Auto film that's coming out. Apparently only one third of the cinema seats will be available at the beginning of the film, which the rest of the cinema being unlocked as the film goes one. Our Super-Special Guest this week was Nitrome’s Aaron Steed. He told us all the gossip about Quinn's beginner Netrunner tournament (or BeQuinner tournament if you will) and how you identify which Flash games will work well on mobile. We also found out what are the main problems in creating a rogue like and how good we are at making Aaron forget the names of other good rogue likes. GameUnder provided more evidence of the corruption in videogames whilst Sega Badawi provided his Local News too late for the live show so we had to insert it into the podcast. We received some post in our pigeon hole that wasn't actually as exciting that we thought would be and we started a beef with Radio 4. Oh and if you read this on Wednesday 15/04 then come to #THIRDSDAY on Thursday 16/04! Simon won’t be there which might just be the incentive you need to attend. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/st33d http://www.redrogue.net/ http://www.nitrome.com/ http://robotacid.com/ Track listing; 1. AtariTufty- Beeper X http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/beeper-x 2. Hurri Gameboy - Astro http://chipmusic.org/hurrigameboy/music/astro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e06 -- #247 -- The Only Way Is Ethics

It's been a while since we were last on Resonance FM, but you will have no doubt been keeping up to date with our adventures by listening to our GDC podcasts. But there are few things that we held back as we needed time to reflect on them. What was Simon offered to bump people up the Marioke queue? Why have we not been added to the list of E3 attendees? What was David Braben watching on the flight back? Only one of these questions will be slightly answered. We're just not a match for the journalistic integrity of the 3am girls. Our Super-Special Guest was someone who demanded we did improve our integrity as our regular contributor Gameunder came into the studio. He demanded to be able to disseminate how games could be made better, which game has caused all these problems in the industry and why Kieron Gillen is ultimately to blame. We also had a mini-report about the National Videogame Arcade and learnt how to play Virtua Tennis without looking at the screen. Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi provided recorded contributions to join in with Gameunder's live one. We've not got a show next week due to Egg Day, but there is a Marioke on the 16th and we'll be having one at Develop. Possibly on the Tuesday but it'll be confirmed on our next episode. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/mrjjlean Track list: 1. Feryl - Broken Patterns http://chipmusic.org/feryl/music/broken-patterns 2. Bitwise - Pulse City http://chipmusic.org/bitwise/music/pulse-city 3. Jredd - Static Dash Zone http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/static-dash-zone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20151 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #4

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #4   Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco at GDC2015   Presented by Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Kris Graft, with very special guests:   Kate Edwards (IGDA) Runa Haukland (Hamar Game Collective) Chris Gomez (Writer and Game Designer) Thomas Bidaux (ICO Partners) Matt Boch (Harmonix) Robert Yang (NYU) Tom Vian (SFB Games) Tadhg Kelly (Has a new book) Richard LeMarchand (ALL OUR THOUGHTS, ALL THE TIME)   That's it for 2015. See you next year! Or keep listening, because we do something (a bit) like this every week. Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/201551 minutes, 15 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #3

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #3   Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015, and featuring some NSFW industrial language.   Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and (briefly) Christian Nutt, with very special guests:   John Walker (RPS) Frank Cifaldi (Other Ocean) Michael Consoli (Cartwheel Games) Chris Zukowski (Wizard Golf) Bennett Foddy (foddy.net) Trent Kusters (League of Geeks) Forrest Dowling (The Molasses Flood) John Ingold (Inkle) Joseph Humfrey (Inkle) Hannah Flynn (Failbetter) Alexis Kennedy (Failbetter) Rupert Meghnot (Burnout Game Ventures) Oscar Clark (Unity)   ONE AGAIN, THIS PODCAST CONTAINS QUITE A BIT OF SWEARING / CURSING. Apologies in advance. Our bleep button was broken.   s   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #2

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #2   Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015.   Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Alex Wawro, with very special guests including:   Mike Bithell Rob Manuel Regner Blok-Andersen Jory Prum Gordon Midwood Kerry Turner Christy Marx Drew Murray Sarah Brin and more, more, MORE.   More tomorrow! Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #1

Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015.   Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Kris Graft, with very special guests:   Alex Fleetwood (Fabulous Beasts) Damon Shelton (Naughty Dog) Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) Steve Theodore (Undead Labs) Andrew Bennison (Prospect Games) James Parker (Ground Shatter) Teddy Diefenbach (Heart Machine) Nels Anderson (Campo Santo) Eline Muijres (Gameoven / Monogon Games)  Robert Curry (Dinosaur Polo Club)   More tomorrow! Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20151 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e05 -- #246 -- Knobs, Knobs, Knobs

With this episode we bring Ste's birthday celebrations to a close for the year. At least until his second birthday of the year in November which will take place at GameCity. As part of the celebrations we allowed the million dollar journalist Cara Ellison to Skype in from France to do the news in Ann's absence. She did a great job, apart from being unable to pronounce symphony correctly. We had two - count 'em, two! - Super-Special Guests this week: Hannah Flynn and Liam Welton from Fail Better Games (a small team that is part of Fail Better Studios). We found out all about their new game - Sunless Sea, what it was like destroying Eurogamer's scoring system (and Parko) and nothing at all about what it was like working with Bioware. There's also more development on our official OLL game, local news from Sega Badawi and more gritty games propaganda busting from Game Under. The only way we could make this episode better is by allowing you to hear Simon trying to get Skype to work on a Mac. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/failbettergames https://twitter.com/h4nchan https://twitter.com/liamwelton Track list: 1. Wholesome Family Music - Dope Rhymez http://chipmusic.org/wholesome+family+music/music/dope-rhymez 2. Motion Ride - Phantom Party http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/phantom-party-[edm-chiptune] 3. Klamm - Impulse http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/impulse   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/201558 minutes, 35 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e04 -- #245 -- #Networking and canapés

After the time-travelling exploits of our last episode this one sees us return to our usual podcasting timetable. However, it starts with Simon having just been given a tub of Vaseline so maybe in the future we should stick to a confusing schedule. It's a busy week for Team OLL with Simon preparing for #THIRDSDAY/Marioke, Ann getting ready for #networking at the Top 100 Women in Videogames event and Ste will be playing Spelunky and eating ice cream (for research). Everything else we just referred to our Super-Special Guest and Head of Everything at Different Cloth: Gordon Midwood (the caretaker had to use Linked In to find his surname). As well as being Head of Everything Gordon also talked about his new game Drive! Drive! Drive!, despite not really telling us anything about it. We also found out a bit about where his Mum currently resides. Not only that but we heard the latest from Doctor Avatar's surgery, Sega Badawi's local news and Game Under tries to smash the corrupt gaming system. What else do you need? Well, we learnt a new abbreviation in Poapf so if that was what you needed then you'll be ok. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/differentcloth http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ Track list: 1. metatronaut - Peaks and Valleys http://chipmusic.org/metatronaut/music/peaks--valleys 2. Jredd - City Shift http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/city-shift-featuring-mbtech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/20151 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e03 -- #244 -- Polygon girl

This episode is a bit wibbly-wobbly chronology-wonology. It was recorded last week, when we thought that it was Resonance FM's Fund Raising Week but then we realised it was the week after so we didn't mention it anymore. However it is now Resonance FM's Fund Raising Week so we hope that you are now giving all you possibly can to the excellent radio station that literally makes us more than a podcast. The other reason this podcast was a bit late was that the Caretaker was in Prague on a works conference #networking which meant that Ste was meant to be uploading this episode last week. However, being the incredibly clever person that he is, the fact that the actual fundraising show has been retconned into making it look like there was a proper reason for him not doing it. Internal misunderstandings aside, it was a great show this week. Last week. Whatever. Ann stayed at Simon's for streaming fun and Ste watched the Superbowl, had jingle problems and kept his scarf on indoors. And we had Emily Gera, senior news reporter at Polygon, on as a Super-Special Guest! We found out what it has been like working at Polygon from the very beginning, what Emily misses from the old days of videogame magazines and how she is going to bring it back. More importantly we ask hard-hitting questions (from our listeners) about Pot Noodles. As well as all this we had our usual features which were: Sega Badawi, Game Under, Ann talking about Going Around, Ste talking about Spelunky and Non-Intern Simon talking about BangMan!. This is also the final show featuring Intern Simon that we've podcasted. He's been a great help in making sure that Ann has included all the important news in her reports and we've enjoyed having him in the studio. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ https://Twitter.com/twitgera Track list: 1. Doomsberry - Aeroplanespaceships http://chipmusic.org/doomsberry/music/aeroplanespaceships 2. Lauk Metaals - Are You OK http://chipmusic.org/laukmetaals/music/___are-you-ok___ 3. Jakim (feat. Wing) - Attractor http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/attractor-feat-wing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20151 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e02 -- #243 -- Turtle Recall

Team OLL is on a creative streak with season eleven. After last week's discovery of #networking, Ste decided to invent a new catchphrase. That he had been shouting to us constantly for the past ten seasons but we finally noticed that he was there. Also, those of you who write fanfic about us may be interested to know that one of Team OLL is having a sleepover at another's house. It will disappoint Stimon worshippers though. This week's Super-Special Guest was Phil Robb from Turtle Rock Studios. We were the final stop on his world wide promotional tour so naturally we offered him a good rub down. After such a good start to the interview we then confused him about how we pronounce 'exception', he spoiled Left 4 Dead 2 for you and we found out what his co-operative and competitive shooter Evolve is going to be like. But does he swear? In terms of features we had Sega Badawi, the second installment of Game Under and a returning contributor who isn't Derek Williams. Ste also realised that we could perhaps monetise our reviews, but then forgets about it and we also remembered to do some work on the official One Life Left game (which is to raise money for the excellent Resonance FM). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/FilRobb https://www.turtlerockstudios.com/ http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ Track listing: 1. Uncle Bibby - Repeep http://chipmusic.org/unclebibby/music/repeep-nanoloop-ios 2. Fearofdark - Love Sickness http://chipmusic.org/fearofdark/music/lovesickness-[2a03] 3. Motionride - 2d Glitch http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/2d-glitch-[edm-chiptune] 4. Mills DJ - Abuse http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---abuse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20151 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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One Life Left -- s11e01 -- #242 -- Hamar Superstar

It's a whole new season for a whole new One Life Left! We start season eleven with great news - we're going to China. Apparently the far east has yet to pick up on the karaoke craze and as part of our networking at our corporate event last week we have been handed an incredible opportunity. We also picked up a new joke so it was a highly productive session. And to celebrate the new season we had a Super-Special Guest join us. And the lucky SSG was Catharina Due Bøhler from Shadow Puppeteer developers Sarepta studio. She started off fairly quiet, but soon proved to be as potty mouthed as all Norwegians are. Even worse she was highly offensive about our protege. Not Parko, the other one. The lethal one. In between her offending the nation we also managed to find some information about her excellent game Shadow Puppeteer. In addition to Catharina we celebrated Ann being confirmed as one of the top ten women in the top one hundred women in videogames, Ste chaired a mini debate on Hotline Miami 2 and Non-Intern Simon's on/off love affair with Nintendo continued. Sega Badawi provided the latest local news and we had a new feature! Which was Duncan McKenzie's excellent Game Under. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/cathinshadow http://shadowpuppeteer.com/ Track list: 1. Klamm - Just Chill http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/just-chill 2. jmr- Nothing Can Be Fixed Here. God, Burn! http://chipmusic.org/jmr/music/nothing-can-be-fixed-here-god-burn! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20151 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e23 -- #241 -- Cheep Cheep-erbahn

The constantly changing news reporter position saga is at an end as we welcome News Fox Ann 'Scoops' Scantlebury back after a two episode absence. Non-Intern Simon had also been away during the week enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Hamburg. But the main story of the day was how Ste managed to fight off two robbers who were on a moped. He truly is a hero. And it didn't affect him at all, well except for at the very beginning of the show. Our SSG for this final episode of the season (don't worry - the new season starts next week) is SFB Games's Tom Vian. He was in to talk about their game Detective Grimoire and what their possible next game is going to be like. It makes Ste a little bit excited, if that helps in any way. We try to find out if Tom uses arrays in any of his games and find out how difficult it can be to communicate to your Kickstarter backers. There's a return to surgery with Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi provides us with some local news. Non-Intern Simon has to google 'acrostic', we find out the best spheres in games and Ann tells us how excited she is to be involved in our latest Resonance FM fund raising project. Oh and Simon has launched Bang Man! on ios. You might not pick up on this during the show. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://mobile.twitter.com/sfbtom https://mobile.twitter.com/sfbdim Track list: 1. Motionride - Automatic Town http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/automatic-town-[chiptune-rock] 2.  Ampliflyer - Maneuver http://chipmusic.org/ampliflyer/music/maneuver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20151 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e22 -- #240 -- le chat est sur la table

It's a new year so it's time for a new look Team OLL! Well maybe not but Ann was ill on Monday so we had to come up a solution that didn't involve Sega Badawi. Luckily we found one in the Million Dollar Journalist (TM) Cara Ellison who was linking up live to the studio from Paris. She provided us with Le News Du Gaming, coped well with the slight lag in connection and told us how amazing Paris is. Stay amazing Paris. However, despite Cara being both Super and Special she was not this week's Super-Special Guest. That honour went to Ben Maltz-Jones who works for voice over specialists OM UK. He told us how difficult it is doing voices for videogames, spoke a little about the Game of Thrones Telltale game and we tried to get him to tell us examples of bad voice overs in videogames in an attempt to get him blackballed from the industry. We also found out what it's like having Christmas in Ramsay Street, workshopped some Cockney rhyming slang and discovered the official French nickname for Batman. There was a feature from a demoted Sega Badawi and we unveiled the OLL Project For 2015. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://twitter.com/omuk_london http://twitter.com/v_ben http://twitter.com/caraellison Track list: 1. nitro pulse - Hydro Beast http://chipmusic.org/nitro+pulse/music/hydro-bst- 2. Ninten Kwon Do - Close Your Eyes, Listen, Now Dance http://chipmusic.org/ninten+kwon+do/music/close-your-eyes--listen--now-dance- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20151 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e21 -- #239 -- 'Be'ing Jordan

Ann is in Oslo (which sounds like a cryptic crossword clue) so not only were we down a presenter, but someone else needed to do the news instead. Neither Non-Intern Simon nor Ste wanted to do it (too big and fashionable shoes to fill) but luckily we had just the person in mind. Unfortunately we forgot to tell Intern Simon and had to go to the bottom of the list. Our Super-Special Guest was *INSERT EVERY SINGLE PUBLICATION HERE*'s Jordan Erica Webber who came in to learn from Ste on how to deal with Keith Stuart. We also found out why she uses three names, who she doesn't write for and where she fits into the Guardian family. You might also pick up on the very subtle information that Non-Intern Simon has released his second ever game. It is called Bang Man and is almost on the first page of searches within Google Play for Bang Man. This then led us in to talking about Metacritic, if Metacritic has ever been wrong, if Tom Bramwell has ever been wrong and how to confuse Stuart Campbell. Useful information for anyone involved in video games. Regular features in this show are Doctor Avatar's Surgery, Non-Intern Simon's Wii U Adventures and Does Non-Intern Simon Currently Love Or Hate Telltale Games? Except Non-Intern Simon is off next week so we won't get updates about the last two features until 2015. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/jawsew https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.byronic.bangman&referrer=utm_source%3DAndroidPIT%26utm_medium%3DAndroidPIT%26utm_campaign%3DAndroidPIT Track list: 1. Teomawki - Sugar High! http://chipmusic.org/teomawki/music/sugar-high! 2. Yerzmyey - Bizarre Creature http://chipmusic.org/yerzmyey/music/bizarre-creature-atari-520st---roland-mt32 3. Klamm - Monsterland http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/monsterland 4. UncleBibby - An UncleBibby Christmas http://chipmusic.org/unclebibby/music/an-unclebibby-christmas-feat-sandro-petrillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20141 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e20 -- #238 -- Gears Of Warburtons

Do you remember when Non-Intern Simon had a Wii? And can you remember the ultimate fate of that Wii? Non-Intern Simon doesn't which is why he has now bought a Wii U. Betting is now open for how long that Wii U will be actively used for. The winner will get the chance to throw a sack containing bricks, a Wii U controller (that Ann says is rather nice to touch) and some other 'items' into the canal. This week's Super-Special Guest was the Bionic Man Luke Williams from Bossa Studios (he has had laser eye surgery). He was on the show to talk about his new game I Am Bread and how it is similar to Kim Kardashian's butt. This then caused Ste to get rather existential about raw toast and how it fits in with the world. We found out that I Am Bread was first made during a game jam at Bossa Studios so it could be called a jam sandwich (if you're prepared to give us the benefit of the doubt like Nicholas Parsons on Just A Minute). It's on Steam Early Access now and should be finished early next year. We heard from Sega Badawi and Simon The Intern caught us up with all the gaming news that Ann missed off because she couldn't connect it to Taylor Swift. And we had the welcome return of our Top Five feature, but it might not be so welcome after all the puns Ste made. Sorry. We also learned that Non-Intern Simon scared Ann at night, what magazines Luke used to read in the old days and that Ste has trouble throwing his Vita. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/eternz https://twitter.com/bossastudios Track list: 1. Uncle Bibby - Pinch Me http://chipmusic.org/unclebibby/music/pinch-me-korg-dsn-12 2. Kodek - Lazy Fruit http://chipmusic.org/kodek/music/lazy-fruit 3. MilLs DJ - Like A Kid Again http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---like-a-kid-again 4. TEOMAWKI - Through My Eyes http://chipmusic.org/teomawki/music/through-my-eyes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20141 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e19 -- #237 -- Orrrn Lrrrrf Lrrrrft

It's been a busy week. We were mentioned in Shortlist magazine in order to try and give a boost to a little known podcast called Serial. Hopefully this will help it attract the listeners it deserves. Ann's Mum's birthday was on Friday, so we were preparing all kinds of amazing treats and surprises for her. And Non-Intern Simon's drinking buddy Stewart Lee was on Lewis Schaffer's Nunhead Radio Show before us. So could this week's show match up to this? PRESS REVEAL TO FIND OUT (Assuming 'reveal' is the play button on your mp3 player) Well this week's Super-Special Guest was Mr Biffo from Digitiser (aka Paul Rose) so that meant there was no way we could fail. Unless we tried to get in our house using an Oyster card. Luckily two of us didn't try this so we got to ask Paul lots of questions about the excellent Digitiser, why he left Teletext, why he's brought Digitiser back and what it was like to write for Dirty Den. Simon also started to write a song for Paul to perform at our Christmas Party which will undoubtedly be amazing. But not as amazing as Digitiser 2000 is. Sega Badawi provided some Local News and Super Roger World told us more tales from the coal face of digital acting. Not only that but Ste got more obsessed about the Chuckle Brothers than he usually is (which is very), Ann forgot the title of the film Small Soldiers and she also cut her nails. Oh! And we sold out of tickets for our Christmas Party! But if you missed out on getting a ticket there is a possible chance of getting a ticket. Just listen to the show to find out! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.digitiser2000.com/ https://twitter.com/mrbiffo http://ollxmas2014.eventbrite.co.uk Track list: 1. Klamm - Walkers 2nd http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/walkers-2nd 2. VCMG - Milky Way http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/milky-way 3. Ocean Palace - The Elders Of Arcturus http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/the-elders-of-arcturus 4. 8 Bit Universe - Out Of The Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UbFjLDazPA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20141 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e18 -- #236 -- Let Us Eat Cake

It's been a week of ups and downs for Team OLL this week. Non-Intern Simon did his back in, but did meet his best mate Terry Alderton. Ann burst her eardrum, but she did find the smoke machine at our last Marioke session. Ste got caught googling Evangeline Lilly, but he did get to google Evangeline Lilly. This week's Super-Special Guest was Phillip Asha from Trendy Entertainment. He had flown in from Florida to come on the show and boy were his arms tired! As well as giving us a chance to use that extremely poor joke Phillip was here to tell us all about Dungeon Defenders 2, how it is hard to make a sequel to a well-loved game and to not give us an exclusive. We also used Ann to calculate how much Trendy Entertainment had grown by and we think the answer she gave was correct. Not only that but Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi gave their usual excellent contributions, but it is the final appearance of Derek Williams for a while. Hopefully he'll return again soon. Perhaps he'll even be at our Christmas Party, which we subtly mention during the show. At the time of writing over half the tickets have gone so we advise buying your ticket now (unless you weren't coming anyway (which is a impossible situation)). Oh and it was Non-Intern Simon's birthday! Happy birthday Non-Intern Simon! Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/pmasher https://twitter.com/trendyent http://defsynth.com/ http://ollxmas2014.eventbrite.co.uk Track list: 1. Solar Lune- JetLine http://chipmusic.org/solarlune/music/jetline 2. Anamanaguchi - Pop It http://www.anamanaguchi.com/popit/ 3. Klamm - Back To Reality http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/back-to-reality Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20141 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e17 -- #235 -- Poet Alls

The full team is finally back and we're not going anywhere. Except for Ann, who is going to Oslo in the near future. And Ste will probably have to do another talk somewhere far away. Oh, and Simon's train will most likely get delayed at some point. But Simon The Intern In The Corner will still be here for you. And this week you also have Kirsten and Jon from Sidekick Books! They explain to us what it's like doing Videogame poetry (Craig will never tell us), how to do two player poetry and how Kieron Gillen was ahead of us (again). You'll enjoy their poetry even if Ste got slightly competitive in proving it wasn't as good as Marioke. Sega Badawi has some local news and Derek Williams takes us by the hand and leads us through the streets of Doncaster. Where he'll show us something that'll make us change our minds. Oh! And we officially announce the date of our Christmas party. But not the location. Or the price of the tickets. Or the Super-Special Guests! So keep Friday 19th December free and be somewhere in London. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://www.drfulminare.com/index.php https://twitter.com/SidekickBooks https://twitter.com/KofTheTriffids https://twitter.com/gojonstonego http://Terrorbird.bandcamp.com Track list: 1. Hurrigameboy - Eyes Closed Fingers Crossed http://chipmusic.org/hurrigameboy/music/eyes-closed-fingers-crossed 2. Fantastic Mr Lenix - Hoax Town http://chipmusic.org/fantasticmrlenix/music/hoax-town 3. Brother Android - Wells Branch Park, Evening http://chipmusic.org/brother+android/music/wells-branch-park-evening Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20141 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e16 -- #234 -- It's A Hit

Hurrah! Ste is back from celebrating noted theme tune composer Iain Cook's birthday. Boo! Ann has a cold from GameCity. Boo! Simon is away for some unspecified reason. Hurrah! We have Dan Stubbs on the show as our Super-Special Guest.And it was good that Dan came all the way from Plymouth to be on the show as his game - The Hit - sounded excellent. Dan taught Ste how to kill people properly and clarified that Ste does work for The Agency. Ann just wanted to use the game engine to make a Taylor Swift concert, but that's her standard response for anything these days.In terms of features Derek Williams came back for another shop related song, Doctor Avatar treated another injury and Sega Badawi reported on some local news. We also explained about #THWEDNESDAY and how it differs from #THIRDSDAY (it's pretty difficult to follow).Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/dan_stubbshttp://www.thehitgame.co.uk/https://twitter.com/CongaPyroTrack list:1. Alex Ochoa and Laffe The Fox - No Puedo Decirte Adioshttp://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/alex-ochoa--laffe-the-fox---no-puedo-decirte-adios-demo-version2. Starman Stan - Copacetichttp://chipmusic.org/starman+stan/music/copacetic3. The One Electronic - Effervescent Iridescenthttp://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/effervescent-iridescent4. Maru303 - Trip Or Treathttp://chipmusic.org/maru303/music/trip-or-treat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20141 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e15 -- #233 -- Pasties and Jam

It's time for the post-GameCity episode and this one is no exception. Because - as usual - GameCity was fantastic and everyone who attended our amazing Marioke session are automatically FOTS and will be removed from the list. Except for Pip. She knows what she did. And once again Ste was absent from this show. Apparently he was at a friend's birthday party which we think was being held at the Wacky Warehouse and, because he was waiting for a responsible adult to pick him up, he couldn't make it back in time. However in order to compensate for this we had two (count 'em - two!) Super-Special Guests on the show. There was Size Five Games' Dan Marshall and Mike Cook from Ann's old alma mater Goldsmiths, University of London. We found out all about Dan's new game the Swindle, found out what he thinks about looking at pasties online and what he thinks is the 51st best game of all time. Mike told us about how you can create games by doing nothing (apart from doing a lot of programming at the beginning), upset Dan with this information (but then cheered him up) and explained his procedural gamejam (that's already sold out). We also found out about what you need to do if you find a Mike Bithell in your house, make an allegation about Jonathan Smith and Ann explains what a bot is. Super Roger World and Sega Badawi provided some features. That we played between some excellent chiptunes and us talking. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://twitter.com/Mtrc http://twitter.com/danthat http://procjam.tumblr.com/ Track list: 1. YERZMYEY - Chasing http://chipmusic.org/yerzmyey/music/chasing 2. VCMG - Orbital http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/orbital 3. Jredd (feat. groovemaster 303) - Technocolor Street http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/technocolor-street-feat-groovemaster303 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20141 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e14 -- #232 -- The Stud

We start this episode having to say goodbye to an unsung member of Team OLL. One who has played an integral part in numerous episodes and we're not sure if we'll ever be the same again. Farewell Ann's nose stud (unless she's found you again). However, we decided against making this episode a memorial to the memory of the stud and instead chose to ask this week's Super-Special Guest Read Only Memory's Darren Wallabout his own piercings. Oh, and we asked him about ROM's new book about the Sega Megadrive which was written by the fifth-placed loser of the Journalist's Journalist award at this year's GMAs. Or Keith Stuart as he is commonly known. We tried to find out who is the subject of the next book that Darren is working on, but instead got annoyed at the acknowledgment section in Keith's book. Ann found out about a different type of STI, Simon got annoyed with public transport and Ste got confused about where ducklings live. We also debated the sexiness of Bitmap Brother Eric Matthews and had features from Sega Badawi and Super Roger World. Make sure to come and sing with us at GameCity if you're there or if you can't make it then come to our Christmas Party which we'll confirm next week. Maybe. Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: http://twitter.com/romalerts http://Readonlymemory.vg Track list: 1. Volt 44 - Night Of The Living Dead http://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/night-of-the-living-dead-lsdj 2. Mister Beep - Slowing Down The Chaos http://chipmusic.org/mister+beep/music/slowing-down-the-chaos-zx48 3. Syobonaction - Lilos http://chipmusic.org/syobonaction/music/lilos 4. Groovemaster 303 - Pump It http://chipmusic.org/groovemaster303/music/pump-it-scratchin-the-vinyl-remix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/20141 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e13 -- #231 -- Kids from Flame

WARNING: Simon once again forgets about sound levels and decides to shout "Get out" at a very loud volume fairly early on in this episode. This will be very annoying, so be prepared. Guy Cocker never has to put up with stuff like this. Sorry.But the rest of the show is at a good level for listening to. The quality? Well that's for you to decide. Ste is back for the first show in four weeks and as if to add the pressure we had Simon the intern doing some independent verification on how well we produce a radio show. Luckily we had an excellent Super-Special Guest in Laughing Jackal's Alasdair Evans who spoke about his latest release, the py-rogue-a-like Flame Over, if it has any ghosts in it and what Sony Mobile are like to work for.Ste temporarily changed into being a thesaurus, Ann went overboard with the selfie stick and Simon had a weird emphasis on the word 'spreads'. We also had features from Super Roger World, Sega Badawi and possibly a Super-Special-Secret Contributor!All from the GMA's second-favourite Radio Show or Podcast :(Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/Laughing_Jackalhttps://twitter.com/ev4nachttp://gamecity2014.sched.org/event/a982cb2b80f29810abfc7bee791abdb9Track list:1. Weave Of K - Open Spaceshttp://chipmusic.org/weave+of+k/music/open-spaces2. Klamm - Robot Warrior Plushttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/robot-warrior-plus3. Bitamin - Connectedhttp://chipmusic.org/bitamin/music/bitamin---connected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20141 hour, 3 minutes
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One Life Left -- s10e12 -- #230 -- PS Move Any Mountain

We're sorry that we weren't on air last week, but Ann Life Left was so great that we felt you would need an extra week to recover. Whilst we allowed Simon to come back on air after he promised that he had learnt his lesson, Ste was being belligerent so we left him on a mountain in Norway. This resulted in a different show to the ones that you're used to. A show where mic levels and timetables were not appreciated.However our Super-Special Guest Christos Reid was someone that we greatly appreciated. He came in at extremely short notice and proved to be an excellent guest. So much so that Simon had to merge the reviews and letters sections, but it was done so smoothly that you'll never notice. We found about Christos' time in media, why he created a game jam and what his Dad thought of his games.Dr. Avatar made an appearance along with Sega Badawi. Sega has been moaning for ages about needing a weather presenter to help his local news feature so Simon and Ann decided to give a break to Cara Ellison who was in the middle of a typhoon in Japan. In the weeks to come we'll be auditioning Helen Lewis for our economics editor and Simon 'Parko' Parkin to be our Eye In The Sky.Ste will be returning next week and we'll be moaning about losing in the GMAs. Unless something amazing happens! Other than this week's #THIRDSDAY which will definitely be amazing!Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://twitter.com/failnaut http://twitter.com/caraellison Track list:1. Boy Without Batteries - Shake It Offhttp://chipmusic.org/boy+without+batteries/music/taylor-swift---shake-it-off-chiptune-cover2. Volt 44 - Rockhawkhttp://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/rockhawk3. Arlen - Galactic Snaxhttp://chipmusic.org/arlen/music/galactic-snax Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20141 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e11 -- #229 -- Ann Life Left III

Sometimes - if we've been really good and very lucky - Ste and Simon are both unable to get to the studio. This means that Ann is given free reign and can curate her own videogame radio show. So we welcome into the studio Rock Paper Shotgun's Philippa Warr as a Super-Special Co-Presenter and Leigh Alexander, Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, Kerry Turner and Monica Ion as the Super-Special Guests.In addition to the four SSGs we had messages from all around the world from Arielle Grimes, Tina Kalinger, Nathalie De Los Santos and Merritt Kopas telling us about how they work with games. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this episode.Next week all will be back to normal, for which we can only apologise. Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://twitter.com/reallyfancyhttp://twitter.com/MituKhttp://twitter.com/leighalexanderhttp://twitter.com/Monica_ionhttp://twitter.com/scantershttp://twitter.com/philippawarrhttp://www.therabbitclub.com/http://thetiniestshark.com/http://leighalexander.net/http://www.monicaion.com/Track list:1. infodrive - You Won't Remember Mehttp://chipmusic.org/infodrive/music/you-wont-remember-me2. powersupply - Underwater Cavernhttp://chipmusic.org/powersupply/music/underwater-cavern3. my.Explosion - Why Do You Care?http://chipmusic.org/my.explosion/music/why-do-you-care Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20141 hour, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e10 -- #228 -- Room with a coo

It's the second week back from our summer holiday's so obviously Team OLL are back to working perfectly in alignment. Except for the slightly dodgy start at the beginning, but that happens to every podcast and radio show right?   As usual after a #THIRDSDAY we analyse in rigorous details what were the successes (everything) and what were the failures (nothing). Except this time Simon wasn't there as he wanted to awkwardly interact with the repeating funny man who repeats things repeatedly Stewart Lee. Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest Ed Fear didn't meet Stewart Lee so he should have been at #THIRDSDAY, but he wasn't. So where was he then?   We never found out the answer to this so instead we decided to ask Ed about his new game which is Pigeon Dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend. Unfortunately we got confused about whether doves were pigeons, so we had to rely on Simon's wife on asking most of the questions. By the end of the show Simon and Ed were new BFFs which must have meant we were doing something right.   Ann started working as an amateur game designer, which didn't start that well and we perfected our video game producer impressions. Sega Badawi and Super Roger World made appearances too.   Ste and Simon are away next week which means next week is hosted by Ann. These are rare events but are always excellent so make sure you tune in!   Cheerio! Team OLL x   Links: http://twitter.com/edfear http://store.steampowered.com/app/310080/   Track list: 1. Klamm - 8 bit shines http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/8-bit-shines 2. Jenny and the giants - I Wanna Be Your Lover http://www.jennyandthegiants.com 3. VCMG - Fphunk http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/fphunk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20141 hour, 47 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e09 -- #227 -- Hot Fez

Oh my God we're back again. Our summer break was so hectic that our parents refused to let us hang out with each other and it's only since school has started that we've been able to get together and talk about games and stuff.Luckily Ollie Clarke is seen as a good influence so we were allowed to talk to him at great length about the amazing new game that he is working on - LA Cops. Unfortunately he wasn't allowed to tell us the exclusive news that he wanted to tell us, but if any synesthetes could translate what we did manage to find out it would help us greatly. We also found out if there was a red line between Simon and Ollie. What we found out may shock you (sorry we've got to get this habit out of our system).Ann brought back an old joke but with a new twist, Ste tried to find out when it was best to ignore people, Simon had headphone and bag problems and we all got confused about what makes a niche. (Cheese, eggs, milk, cream and pastry - Hard of hearing Ed) We also had a really good discussion about GamerGate but chose to delete it from the podcast as we felt the general public wouldn't be able to cope with the truth. If it is included on this episode then something went wrong and we advise you not to listen to it.What we do advise you to listen to are the features performed by Sega Badawi and Super Roger World. And our singing at the fifth #THIRDSDAY of the year! If you get this podcast on the day that it is released then you have NO EXCUSE for not attending. Unless you're Simon.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/OllieClarkehttp://www.la-cops.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1458589364418194/Track list:1. Legacy - Sad Machine (overheated remix)http://chipmusic.org/legacy/music/sad-machine---overheated-remix2. Kremland - Disgo/CHROMEhttp://chipmusic.org/kremland/music/disgo3. Klamm - Mega Man Rescues The Pink Girlhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/mega-man-rescues-the-pink-girl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/20141 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e08 -- #226 -- Blame it on Trio

This episode was actually recorded two weeks ago so prepare yourself for vintage/retro One Life Left. Ann had a karaoke injury, Simon was in a grump and Ste was possibly replaced by an imposter so we had to use the latest in eye tracking technology to suss him out.Luckily we had an excellent Super-Special Guest in Ground Shatter's James Parker who came all the way from Bristol just to be on our show. Actually, this is why the episode is two weeks late as knowing the state of Britain's public transport he'll probably only just be getting home now! He told us what it was like to work with Mike Bithell before fame changed him, what you buy when you quit your job and - more importantly - a bit about the King of Fighters style game that he's working on.And that's not all! We also had Vlambeer's Rami Ismail and the Train Jam's Adriel Wallick dropping in. Rami talked about his games distribution helpsite / Lady Diana's dead boyfriend tribute site http://dodistribute.com/ whilst Adriel needed hashtag branding advice for the next Train Jam that's going to be held. Annoyingly it's not being held the day before Wednesday otherwise the most apt hashtag would be #ChooChooChoosday.We also had Sega Badawi make a recorded appearance and lots of amazing letters from our amazing listeners. Hope you enjoy the summer holidays!Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/GamesWriting http://groundshatter.comhttps://twitter.com/MsMinotaurhttps://twitter.com/tha_ramihttp://dodistribute.com/http://Msminotaur.comTrack list:1. Laffe The Fox - Heaven for Monstershttp://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---heaven-for-monsters2. Stinkbug - Starlight Mallhttp://chipmusic.org/stinkbug/music/starlight-mall3. Volt 44 - Zerohttp://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/zero4. Klamm - Remember Super Mario/Super Mario Isn't Deadhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/remember-super-mario Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/201458 minutes, 40 seconds
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One Life Left — s10e07 — #225 — Time Of Our Lives

One Life Left returns after a two week break and everything has changed. Or at least one thing has: the caretaker is on holiday, which means Ste is back to uploading the podcast which means it's frankly some kind of miracle that you're even reading this. If there's a second miracle and you can hear it too, here's what to expect: * Super special guest Rachael Reynolds talks Sunless Sea, Fallen London, drops some exclusive news involving another dev studio and teaches us how to do interviews * The team discuss their various engagements, including Simon's fun at Develop, Ste's adventures in Joensuu and Ann's trip to Kelis * There's some promotion for the not-at-all-confusing third #THIRDSDAY, this time on a Wednesday, i.e. potentially tonight, so see you at The Loading Bar * Reviews, news, features, letters, etc. And lots of music, talking of which... Track List: 1. Iron Ore - Sentiment 2. Klamm - Score 3. Calavera - About Us 4. Motionride - Whatever You Wish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20141 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e06 -- #224 -- Run The Gauntlet

After her adventures in journalism Ann is moving into new worlds. She's going to join Pip in our roster of esport athletes by winning the co-ed Hearthstone tournament. The only possible spanner in this plan is that she doesn't really know what Hearthstone is. Will she be able to learn this important information during the show?While Ann's working this out we interviewed this week's Super-Special Guest - Iain Simons from GameCity. We quizzed him about why GameCity is amazing (mostly for Iain to say why we're amazing), corrected him about the GameCity prize winners and found out about what's happening at the closing ceremony. But will the Sheriff that's attending the closing ceremony be Alan Rickman or Tony Robinson?We also brain stormed ideas for what we're going to do for this year's GameCity, then gave up and offered you (yes you!) the chance to do it for us. Not only that, but we were given an EXCLUSIVE about an attendee that has got our pushing arms twitching in anticipation. In addition to all this amazing info we had features from Super Roger World and Sega Badawi.Cheerio,Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/gamecityhttps://twitter.com/iainsimonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaZZvbuPqmwTrack list:1. Ypmid - Puzzleshttp://chipmusic.org/ypmid/music/puzzles2. 8 Bit Kidd - Slow deathhttp://chipmusic.org/8bit+kidd/music/slow-death3. Arc Of Dream - Descenthttp://chipmusic.org/arcofdream/music/descent4. Cam - Safe Bananahttp://chipmusic.org/cam/music/safe-banana Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20141 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e05 -- #223 -- Funky Collective

It's pretty tiring work curating the latest and more important video game news. Which is generally why Ann (and local news cub reporter Sega Badawi) steal it from Eurogamer. But last week. Last week was an exception. Ann did some journalism and it's tiring work. She also shed a little light on her unbiased method on how she curates the news (further to the curation that Eurogamer had already done).And we needed to be on impressive journalistic form this week as our Super-Special Guest, Phil Elliott from Square Enix's Collective, used to be on Five Live. Despite previously only being used to medium wave, he stepped up admirably to FM surround sound. He told all about Collective, how it got off the ground, why it's Collective and not The Collective. Unfortunately Ste didn't get to pitch his idea for a Lara Croft karaoke card game. Fingers crossed it will see the light of day soon!In other Ann related news she invented a new unit of measurement, managed to beat Million Pound Journalist Cara Ellison to the EXCLUSIVE review of the Kim Kardashian game, did an excellent visual joke and saw some tiger cubs. Simon became Philippa 'Pip' Warr's Moba/esports agent and Ste left his phone on.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://collective.square-enix.com/https://twitter.com/Sly_Rebirthhttps://twitter.com/SQEXCollectivehttp://joypadbar.co.uk/Track list:1. Klamm - Ice And Firehttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/ice-and-fire2. Stereochan - End Of The Worldhttp://chipmusic.org/stereochan/music/end-of-the-world-wip-demo3. MotionRide  - Burnhttp://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/burn-[chiptune]-cover-originally-by-ellie-goulding Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20141 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e04 -- #222 -- Brogue Likes

One Life Left prides itself on its news team. Ann has been with the show as a cub reporter and we've seen her grow into the excellent news journalist that you hear today. But she doesn't really get the support from Simon and Ste that she deserves. As you will hear in this week's episode where the lads don't expect her to get any proper journalism done with respect to Atari and their LGBT statement. You can expect to hear the All Apologies music next week.We didn't have to apologise to our Super-Special Guest this week who was Darren Grey from Roguelike Radio. He managed to help clear up the differences between Rogue and Roguelikes. Luckily we didn't ask him what the difference was between a Roguelike and The Like as it would have gotten terribly confusing. However, after our advice he will have to amend the name of his podcast slightly or he may be hearing from our legal team.Also on the show Simon asks a rather technical programming question. He's changed. Ann thinks of skinny jeans and Ste talks about cricket. They haven't changed. Sega Badawi reads the local news and Super Roger World speaks to his agent. And if you would like to change the list of contributors (by creating a new feature) then send something in to the usual address. Thingy's going to do one again and she's been away for AGES.There's a review of how our second #THIRDSDAY went down amongst the footy fans and Ann promoted the show during the Radius Festival by not actually mentioning the show. But that's because she's a journalist not a promoter. Plus Ste wasn't there to point at her, which is the usual gesture that makes her say our web address.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/dgrey0http://www.roguelikeradio.com/Track list:1. Kommisar - Cherry Colahttp://chipmusic.org/kommisar/music/cherry-cola2. Chema64 - The Mother We Sharehttp://chipmusic.org/chema64/music/chvrchs---the-mother-we-share3. Imaginary - Strawberry Crushhttp://chipmusic.org/imaginary/music/strawberry-crush Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/20141 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e03 -- #221 -- Wooly Warmer

The OLL recorded before a #THIRDSDAY is fraught with danger. This one is no exception. Especially as we had World Cup (and Cricket (and hen do)) Fever. Could we do our usual exceptional radio show whilst knowing that commentators could be confused by goal line technology as we spoke. SPOILERS: Of course we could, we're (unpaid) professionals.And Simon is still making steps towards becoming a professional games programmer / designer (Up, Down, Left, Right available for Android devices) so we went to someone with more experience in that area. Even though he's twelve years old. We got Sam Smith from Boxface Games in the studio to talk about his game Spacepants, what it's like being our grandchild and why Terry Cavanagh won't return his calls.We also found that Ann can't whistle, that Simon can now make really good jokes about programming and try to figure out what's in THQ's bins. And as Ste was in charge of curating the music we had Sega Badawi making a return. It's an excellent show and one that you will show your appreciation of by attending #THIRDSDAY. Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/boxfacegameshttps://www.facebook.com/events/544551538987800/Tracklist:1. Mike Bleeds - Sagittariushttp://chipmusic.org/mikebleeds/music/sagittarius2. MotionRide - Droneshttp://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/drones-[chiptune]-cover-originally-by-rise-against3. Lucas Noah + Nitro Pulse - 3D Dancehttp://chipmusic.org/nitro+pulse/music/3d-dance-lucas-noahnitropulse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20141 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e02 -- #220 -- Dyer Straights

You may find this week's show lacking in something. You see, because Ste was making his way back from Sheffield's DocFest and Ann was moving house it meant that Simon had to curate the music and features for this episode. And Simon wasn't told if there were any features for this week. So there's no Sega Badawi, Dr. Avatar, Shipping Forecast or Super Roger World in this show. But that does mean that you get around four to five more minutes of interviewing time with our Super-Special Guests Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon! Sam and Steve came in to get advice in advance of their appearance at Georg Backer's Radius Festival and also to tell us about their Go 8Bit event. We in turn told them about our gloriously terrible attempt at doing Videogame Stand Up in Nottingham. Unfortunately they then outdid us by remembering the John Barnes rap from World In Motion. They then dropped our former Karaoke King Rob/Weaselspoon in it by telling us how Rob made a game for them. Where's our game Rob? Ste and Simon get confused about the correct way to pronounce Jredd and Ann gets confused about who voiced Thomas Was Alone. We also say goodbye to Log (curse of the GMAs), put Leo Tan in the Book of Records and Simon told us about the time that Simon and Ann did their stand up routine at a Christmas Party. It was rather bad. The Caretaker has a bootleg recording of it if anyone is interested. Oh and SIMON RELEASED A GAME! It's actually rather good and we highly recommend it. A definite seven out of ten, but Google Play doesn't allow you to score it a seven so the official One Life Left style guide says you have to score it the closest to a seven. Which is five. Five out of five. Cheerio!Team OLL x   Links:https://twitter.com/mcneilpamphilonhttp://mcneilandpamphilon.com/http://blog.disappointment.com/2014/06/07/apologies-from-a-man-leaving-the-games-industry/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.byronic.udlr   Track list: 1. Jredd - Giga Snaphttp://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/giga-snap-sega-genesis 2. Motion Ride - Korobeinkihttp://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/korobeiniki---tetris-theme-[chiptune-punk]-30th-anniversary-of-tetris 3. Mr. Zongrs - The Pirate King Of Spacehttp://chipmusic.org/mr.+zongrs/music/the-pirate-king-of-space   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20141 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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One Life Left -- s10e01 -- #219 -- Ten-acious Ste

One Life Left is well known for keeping its promises. Managing to brand a certain day of the week for our karaoke event? DELIVERED. Making a superstar of Mike Bithell? DELIVERED. Promising not to mention 'that thing' we all know about Simon 'Parko' Parkin on air? DELIVERED. So when we promised that Georg Backer would come on the first episode of our tenth season and he'd bring along his PA then you knew there would be only one all caps word we'd write: DELIVERED.Not only did we talk about Georg and Keith's new festival - Radius Festival - and how it will cope being placed against OLL Thirdsday, but we heard about Georg's dream location for a festival. And soon regretted hearing about his dreams. As usual we told Keith what to say to senior figures in the games industry when he'll meet them at E3, something which has made him reach the high levels he is currently reaching. And Ann got ejected by her chair. Which was the one Keith was meant to be using.We got Sega Badawi detailing the latest local news. And also Doctor Avatar made an appearance. He is now an official Doctor which we think means that Parko can get 'that thing' looked at. Congratulations Doctor Avatar. Good luck Parko.And being the first episode of a new season we came up with a task for the season. This one even sounds like we might even be able to achieve it. Although you'll probably all regret that this is the case.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/RadiusFestivalhttp://www.radiusfestival.com/https://twitter.com/keefstuarthttps://twitter.com/georgbackerTrack list:1. MotionRide - Zeero Two Threehttp://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/zeero-two-three2. Kubi - Polarityhttp://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/polarity-teslagrad-ost-remix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20141 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e23 -- #218 -- Three's a Crowd(source)

One day we'll learn. Never allow the number of guests you have to equal the number of presenters. Keep the number advantage. This week we forgot this rule, mostly because we've just made it up for the purposes of this intro, but now it is enshrined in a podcast intro it is now legally binding (NOTE TO SELF: Check this with our lawyer).So yes, we're back, Back, BACK. And this week with three (count 'em - three!) Super-Special Guests. If we were to pick one of the SSGs as a main SSG then we'd have to say that it would be Fuzzy Face Studios' Chris Thomas. He came to the studio to promote his new game Crobble, which is an excellent blend of Tetris and Scrabble. We tried to make him release the game on air, but Shane in Canada let us down. We hope you're happy Shane.The other two sub-SSGs were the returning Georg Backer (who will also be returning in two weeks) and Michael Frederickson. They helped get us banned in Russia, swooned over Parkin's new Linked In photo and signed us up as the preferred media provider to the Radius Festival. The Radius Festival is a games festival that Georg is solely in charge of, with some help from his PA Keith Stuart. We're thinking of starting our own festival called the Diameter Festival as it will be twice as good as Georg's, but let's keep that between ourselves for now ok?Also returning this week were Sega Badawi's Local News and Super Roger World. In fact, it's such a good show that we won't be having a show next week. Sorry about that, perhaps you could write a new Videogame Karaoke song for #Thirdsday, book tickets to Ste's new Reads Like A Seven event or just be really disappointed in us. Sorry.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://crobble.mehttps://www.twitter.com/indoorheroeshttps://www.twitter.com/georgbackerhttps://www.twitter.com/mfredericksonhttp://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com/snlf_events/reads-like-a-seven-2/Track list:1. Jredd - Urban Chillhttp://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/urban-chill-featuring-groovemaster3032 Klamm - Mr. Fatmanhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/mr-fatman3. Ultrasyd - Silly Venturehttp://chipmusic.org/ultrasyd/music/silly-venture-atari-ste Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20141 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #5

Recorded on the afternoon of the 21st of March 2014, live from the Moscone Center with shattered voices and weary hearts, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #5: FIVE STARS. Hosted by @byronicman, @steishere and @scanters, with a jovial @krisgraft fully representing the Gamasutra side of things, and starring Benedict Fritz (Dudeski), David Laskey (Tetrapulse), Adriaan de Jongh (Game Oven), Teddy Diefenbach & Alex Preston (Heart Machine), Nels Anderson (Campo Santo), Tadhg Kelly (Ouya), Rami Ismail (Vlambeer, still), Cindy Au (Kickstarter) and Steve Gaynor (Fullbright). Music from Rade (Under The Stars), Mister Beep (Hypervelocity Stars), Ocean Palace (Key of the Exiles), Brink (Aurora Borealis). That's it for GDC 2014. We had the best time, and huge thanks to everyone at the conference and at Gamasutra for continuing to tolerate us. We'll be back on our regular Monday night schedule shortly, so do subscribe on iTunes to keep up (http://bit.ly/OLLtunes) -- until then you can find us at @onelifeleft on Twitter, and intermittently on twitch.tv/onelifeleftTV. See you soon!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20141 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #4

Recorded on the afternoon of the 20th of March 2014, live from a noisy conference hall with increasingly raucous GDC-goers, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #4: FOUR OF HEARTS. Hosted by Curran, Scantlebury and Byron, competently complemented by Kristian Graft (EIC, Gamasutra) and starring Ian Livingston (Ubisoft Montreal), Leo Tan (Turbine), Andreas Zecher (Spaces of Play), Jason Gregory (Naughty Dog), Kenneth Yeung (Capy Games), Matthew Woodward, (CCP Games, again!), Cameron Harris (Bioware), Austin Wintory (Independent Composer), Chris Dahlen (Independent Writer), Sarah Brin (Independent Curator), John Walker (Independent Rock Paper Shotgunner), Tom Betts (Big Robot), Richard Dansky (Central Clancy Writer, Ubisoft), Keith Guerette (Naughty Dog). Music from Drexegar (Fly Away With Me), Groovemaster303 (Step to the Funk), Jakim (The Opened Doors), Jansaw (Rise). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20141 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #3

Recorded on the afternoon of the 19th of March 2014, live from the foot of the escalators in North Hall of the Moscone Center, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #3: THE THREEQUEL. Hosted by Scantlebury, Byron and Curran, ably assisted by the rich tones of Kris Graft (EIC, Gamasutra) and starring Terry Cavanagh (Distractionware), Manveer Heir (Bioware, very handsome), Alex Fleetwood (ex-Hide&Seek), Peter Molyneux & Jack Attridge (22 Cans), Erin Catto (Blizzard), Matt Piersall (Gl33k), Daniel Benmergui (Storyteller / Ernesto), Sean Vanaman (Campo Santo), Rupert Loman (Eurogamer Network), Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns (Metanet), Geoffrey Zatkin (Eedar), Chris HArvey (Drinkbox Studios). Music from Jredd (Silence), Frostbitewaveform (The Thaw), Kommisar (Caduceus), Laffe the Fox (Left Alone In Outer Space), Stinkbug (Afternoon Out). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20141 hour, 23 minutes, 43 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #2

Recorded on the afternoon of the 18th of March 2014, live from the show floor at GDC 2014, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #2: BROADCAST HARDER. Hosted by Byron, Curran and Scantlebury, watched over by the soft eyes of Mike Rose (GamaSutra), and starring Benett Foddy (bfod.net / NYU), Chris Cornell (PaperDino), Peter Traylor & Chris McLaughlin (Vitei), Dave Evans (Play Canvas), Anna Kipnis (Double Fine), Ben Cousins (bencousins.net), Eric Zimmerman (NYU), Winifred Philips (Independent composer), Kellee Santiago (Indiefund / OUYA), and Brenda Romero (Loot Drop). Music from Stugard (Enceladus), Mills DJ (Radio Waves), Chasingbleeps (Master Kush), Feryl (The Last Riot Grrrl) and Klamm (World Civilisation). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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One Life Left vs Gamasutra: GDC 2014 #1

Recorded on the evening of the 17th of March 2014, live from the 32nd floor of the Parc 55 hotel, One Life Left presents the first of its GDC 2014 shows. Hosted by Curran, Byron and Scantlebury, and starring Kris Graft (Gamasutra EIC), Adriel Wallick (Train Jam, msminotaur.com), Zoe Quinn (beesgo.biz), Leigh Alexander (Independent Woman pt II), Andy Schatz (Pocketwatch Games), Matt Boch (Harmonix), Jaime Woo (Gamergamp), Rami Ismail (Vlambeer), Michael Frederickson (Otter Spice Productions), Matthew Woodward (CCP Games).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20141 hour, 33 minutes, 47 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e22 -- #217 -- Wii-R

It's hard being the official King Maker of the videogames industry. Last year we crowned Mike Bithell and videogames haven't been the same since. And for that, we apologise. This means that we've been on the lookout for the new King for a few months. Now is the time of the coronation. The King is (not literally) dead. Long live the King!But who is the King we hear you ask? And what games has he made that just consist of blocks and a funny voiceover by Danny Wallace? Well, it's Luke Williams from Boss Studios and he's made the excellent Surgeon Simulator that - get this - actually involves proper graphics. We've literally looked outside the box for this choice. And Luke was an excellent guest, explaining how entering the Global Game Jam and expecting a lack of sleep makes you come up with weird (but amazing) ideas for videogames. He also officially announced One Life Left as the official partners of Surgeon Simulator, thereby allowing us to go up and collect the Bafta award when Surgeon Simulator wins and told us how easy/difficult it is to come up with touch controls for the new iPad version of the game.In addition to talking about surgery and medical procedures we had Doctor Avatar talking about surgery and medical procedures (except Doctor Avatar's are real procedures that should not be tried at home (or elsewhere)) and Sega Badawi with more local news.Unfortunately this will be the last OLL for a few weeks as we've got to prepare ourselves for GDC. Last time we went we got in so much trouble by adding the letter u whenever we said the word color so we've had to undergo an intensive elocution course so that we will be understood by the Indie Developers attending. Tune in to our podcasts in association with Gamasutra around GDC to hear how successful they were. Also, buy tickets for our next karaoke event on April 12th. It promises to be fantastic, we already have new songs written that will be premiered there and you don't want to hear about these second hand. Vines, Audioboos, Sound clouds and Instagrams just won't do them justice.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/Eternzhttps://twitter.com/SurgeonSimhttp://tinyurl.com/singwithollTrack list:1. Stugard - Enceladushttp://chipmusic.org/stugard/music/enceladus-demo2. Galan - Arcade Dubhttp://chipmusic.org/galan/music/arcade-dub3. Commandycan - C Sidehttp://chipmusic.org/commandycan/music/c-side Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20141 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e21 -- #216 -- Bus-TED

As you all know, there was no official podcast of last week's show (although we hear the unofficial recordings are selling for thousands of bitcoins on Silk Road) due to us raising money for Resonance. We also announced the date and location for the first ever Spring Break Videogame Karaoke. Go to http://tinyurl.com/singwitholl for more details and buy a ticket before they sell out!Luckily this week we were back to a normal style show with a Super-Special Guest. Oh. Except the Super-Special Guest, Will from Rambo game makers Reef Entertainment was involved in a tram incident at Clacton (the Caretaker might have remembered this incorrectly) so he wasn't able to make the beginning of the show to talk about the challenges of making a game out of such an iconic film series or what physics you need to lob a tank at a helicopter. Would he even make the show at all (SPOILERS: Yes, and he was great)?Still, such things happen from time to time. At least the core trio of Team OLL would be there for the start of the show. But wait? Where is the second hottest member of the team Ann 'Scoops' Scantlebury? Claiming that she was also delayed due to bus incidents (or possibly a perm taking longer than expected) we had to fill 20 minutes before we could start with the news. So instead we decided to have an #AMA, which apparently stands for Ask Us Anything. This meant we predicted the news, worked out what videogames pets like, shed a tear for the Trocadero and try to make our theme win a Classic FM poll.However, our contributors didn't let us down with Super Roger World, Shipping Forecast and Birthday Boy Sega Badawi all returning to the airways. So all in all another amazing episode!Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/Lead_wotawasterhttps://twitter.com/ReefEntertainhttp://tinyurl.com/singwithollTracklist:1. defiantsystems - Bronsonhttp://chipmusic.org/defiantsystems/music/bronson2. Here Between You Me - Sometimeshttp://chipmusic.org/here+between+you+me/music/sometimes-my-bloody-valentine-game-boy-remix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20141 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e20 -- #215 -- SuperbOLLi

In this week's show we have John and Simon from Olli Olli developers Roll 7. Luckily for them we forgot to go on about the Superbowl, which we were going to hilariously rename the SuperbOLL, and thinking about it probably wasn't going to work over the airwaves. We also forgot to mention our great idea to mash up OlliOlli and The Stanley Parable to make the Stan and Ollie Parables, which would detail the black and white adventures of one thin man and one fat man in a horn factory.We did manage to ask them about working with Sony, what it's like annoying Dan Marshall (more to see if they found it different to how we find it), the colour of their new game but neglected to mention how much it would cost to use our likenesses for an OLLiOLLi spin off. Ah well. Scanters got recognised as a Twitter celebrity, gave hair and nightlife advice and the Team all decided that killing children was wrong.As usual Sega Badawi provided some local news, but Science Officer and Super Roger World made their welcome returns. We also learn about how to control games using your brain waves, try an experiment and probably fail at it. It's what we do best.And if you can please contribute to the Resonance FM fundraiser. They're an excellent station to work with and they'll be really freaked out that we just wrote nice things about them. Next week will be a telethon but on the radio so a radithon? Either way, it'll be fantastic so tune in.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/Roll_7http://resonancefm.com/newsTrack list:1. Mister Beep - Hypervelocity Starshttp://chipmusic.org/mister+beep/music/hypervelocity-stars2. Monomania - Bluehttp://chipmusic.org/monomania/music/blue3. Legacy - Rade (under the stars)http://chipmusic.org/legacy/music/rade---under-the-stars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20141 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e19 -- #214 -- A Pong for Guy

It's not often that we have Filey's favourite son on the show, and this week was no exception as Leo Blair (Tony Blairs' Dad) was unable to attend for some reason. So we had to settle for second best and allowed The Official Spokesperson for Videogames, Guy Cocker on as a Special Guest. Unfortunately we failed to kill Guy with kindness but did manage to maim him slightly with politeness. Guy also offered us dating advice while we told him about a further subject that he could specialise in at the BBC. We just like to offer support to those people starting in the business who obviously have lots to learn.Simon also offered us support by giving Ann and Ste advice on how to stream over the internet, whilst withdrawing support from certain people who send us letters every week and also getting rather annoyed at listeners who dob us in to indie developers. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. We also learnt how much Jon Snow knows about videogames.Doctor Avatar got some fan mail to go alongside the feature that he sent in, but it probably wasn't from the doyouinverts as the two factions had some 'beef' last week. It did result in a new song by the doyouinverts so it was worth it in the end. Sega Badawi reported on the latest videogame local news, but that's a given these days.We're also going to do a benefit for Resonance FM some time in April so keep an eye out on our Twitter feed for confirmation of dates and how you can get to attend. It'll be fun*.Cheerio!Team OLL x* Fun not guaranteed and is dependent on amount of alcohol drunk.Links:http://www.guycocker.com/https://twitter.com/guycockerhttp://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/track/just-tyt-my-loveTrack list:1. Klamm - Dreams About Something (Emerald)http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/dreams-about-something2. the doyouinverts - Just TYT My Lovehttp://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/track/just-tyt-my-love3. Jredd - Do The Tiidohttp://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/do-the-tiido Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20141 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e18 -- #213 -- Streamy Windows

There's not many people who get to be returning Super-Special Guests on One Life Left. Obviously many have tried. Sure, we've had bribes and threats but the integrity of our journalism is too important for us to let it be affected by these tawdry attempts. For this week's show we had the excellent Keith Stuart from the Guardian (Britain's top Newspaper) who arrived not bearing gifts, but needing the toilet. And you'll get to see if he remembered to do up his flies by looking at the recorded live stream. Yes, this was the first ever episode of One Life Left to have a live video stream (except we might have done a Google+ hangout a few years back (and maybe once over an Android phone?)).Keith didn't tell us his itunes password, but we did find out which console manufacturer he wants to be destroyed, how long it takes for him to write a news story and what he really thinks of Eurogamer. It's all shocking stuff. Ann is in the midst of a housing crisis so Ste and Satoru Iwata offered advice in varying levels of usefulness, Simon gets jealous when he finds out how much money Keith has made from Kickstarter and we have an almost grown up discussion about the pros and cons of narrative games. Sorry about that.As usual Sega Badawi provides us with some local news, but we have another new feature making its debut (well, it would be a bit daft to have an old feature making its debut). Not only that, but you'll find out whether Team OLL prefer window or aisle seats, which is information no other videogame radio shows can provide.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6avmFKxwThshttps://twitter.com/keefstuartTrack list:1. Wiklund - Blasterhttp://chipmusic.org/wiklund/music/wiklund---blaster-c642. Volcano Kid - Super Robotic Encounters http://chipmusic.org/super+robotic+encounters/music/volcano-kid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20141 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e17 -- #212 -- Yige shengming likai

If we've learnt one thing over the nine seasons of One Life Left it's that the videogame industry only cares about money. Artistic integrity, great ideas, beautiful writing - none of this matters if your games doesn't sell in its millions and you make enough money to make another God game. With this in mind we were happy to welcome the first ever Million Pound Gaming Journalist - Cara Ellison - to the show.Cara dropped by to explain how Patreon works and why it allows her to stay round indie developers houses without their approval. She also clarified which of the IGF nominees were not cool, how she'll be able to cope when Simon stops investing money in her Patreon and also gives her backing to our 'Free Christian Donlan' campaign. Which we've only just started.Ann is getting tapped up again, she's been offered a new position over at the Bayside Diner and providing lunch at Lassiters. It'll be sad times if she goes. We make inroads into becoming the first Anglo-Chinese videogame radio show*, but get sidetracked by trying to find out how popular we are on Google. Sega Badawi offers up some local news, Keith Stuart lets us down and we have an ALL-NEW feature.It's amazing times, we think you'll agree.Cheerio!Team OLL x* Chinese readers: Sorry about the terrible translation for the episode title, we had trouble putting in the accents on the lettersLinks:http://www.twitch.tv/onelifelefttvhttps://twitter.com/Carachan1http://www.patreon.com/carachanTrack list:1. defPREMIUM - lgpt)))``u r on my mind``http://chipmusic.org/defpremium/music/lgpt_u-r-on-my-mind2. Klamm - otherworldhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/otherworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20141 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e16 -- #211 -- Ann Lammer Jammy

After a wonderful and refreshing break (where Simon's telly was used by former contributor Taliah to bond when her new boyfriend on Christmas Eve and Ste and Ann facetimed America and honeytrapped indie developers on New Years Eve) One Life Left is back! And we're hitting the ground running with no errors, unless you count losing the letters as an error, which it isn't, it's a feature (who says we don't learn anything from our interviews with developers?).Luckily as our first Super-Special Guests of 2014/Year of Bidoof were David and Philippa, the creators of our GOTY which was the Ann Scantlebury-starring Going Around. As part of Simon's interview role-play, this week he took on the role of Jeremy Kyle and tried his best to split up David and Philippa, although he didn't go as far as having a lie detector test (we're saving that for Parko). We also found out what it's like to compete in a Game Jam, what year will be the most annoying this century and how David and Philippa decided on which of Team OLL should star in Going Around.There were also returning features in the form of Sega Badawi and Doctor Avatar. And Simon argues with Gamasutra's Mike Rose about math(s), Ann temps on Pip's Not A Game podcast (feat. Tom Hatfield) and Ste comes up with a foolproof plan to win a GMA. Not only that, but we officially announce some exciting news for March.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2013/12/16/going-around-a-point-and-click-adventure/https://twitter.com/daredevildavehttps://playcanvas.com/Track list:1. Wiklund and Joule - Makebelieve girlhttp://chipmusic.org/wiklund/music/wiklund--joule---makebelieve-gir-xml2. Zer0 Filt3r - Lost In Thoughthttp://chipmusic.org/zer0+filt3r/music/lost-in-thought Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20141 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e15 -- #210 -- Pimp out the Volume

The one thing that's annoying about videogames (for the purposes of this introduction) - the ONE thing - are the various rules for international markets. We're not bothered about Japan getting Rhythm Tengoku two days before us or America getting to say fanny in their games, no the annoying thing is that apparently some other countries believe it's the Year of Luigi when we've always thought it's the Year of Bithell.And as Luigi refused to return our calls we got Mike back on the show to make his third appearance and to let us know everything that he enjoyed about the year. We also found out a bit more about his new game, Volume, but more importantly we uncovered how many Sony Jumpers Mike was prepared to use his contacts to obtain. As long as the number was greater than or equal to three then we would be happy.Naturally, we spend about half the episode talking about how great the Christmas party was and announce a possible new holiday to base a party around. Er, that is an existing holiday that we might also have a party at that time. Although getting an official One Life Left bank holiday announced could be a good mission for the new year.We continued in our attempts to get Dan Marshall to keep running, had features from Sega Badawi, Doctor Avatar and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland and Ann got the new nickname Ann 'four Cornettos' Scantlebury. Nothing else of interest happened.OH WAIT. THERE WAS THAT VIDEOGAME THAT SOMEONE MADE OF ANN GOING AROUND (http://apps.playcanvas.com/dave/goingaround/latest)Cheerio and Merry Christmas!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/mikeBithellhttp://www.ign.com/boards/threads/sony-ponies-need-this-christmas-jumper.453606459/http://apps.playcanvas.com/dave/goingaround/latesthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvEJmE6S0d4Tracklist:1. Ftf - I Have Come Here To Chew Bubblegum and Kick Asshttp://chipmusic.org/ftf/music/i-have-come-here-to-chew-bubblegum-and-kick-ass2. Genisisega - Segadrivehttp://chipmusic.org/genesisega/music/segadrive-unfinished3. Lewis Thomas - Internethttp://chipmusic.org/lewis+thomas/music/internet4. Rees - O Come All Ye Faithfulhttp://chipmusic.org/rees/music/o-come-all-ye-faithful Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20131 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e14 -- #209 -- Draw a bl-ann-k

One of the worst people to be is an enabler. To allow someone to become the worst that they can possibly be. One such person is today's Super-Special Guest, Marvel artist Jamie McKelvie. If it weren't for Jamie's great skills as an artist then Kieron Gillen wouldn't have been given the opportunity to see how it would actually look like if he got off with himself. Jamie helped create the monster that the comic world is still having to deal with to this day.What else happened this week? We tried to help Dan Marshall with his running, we started the process of changing our name to Xbox One Life Left in order to get sponsorship (but got worried about a potential rival console/website) and Ste and Simon reviewed the PS4 and how it will affect litter in videogames.On this episode we had features from Sega Badawi and Science Officer. We also managed to get confirmation from Jamie that OLLStudios obtained the official license for the Young Avengers videogame, Simon got pins put in his back and got his Monkey Island memories slightly mixed up and Ann started to learn a whole lotta history.This episode also contains our final mention of the Christmas party as a future event. The current timetable is doors open at 6.30pm (tickets available on the door for £12), free bar starts at 7.00pm, 7.45pm is Secret Santa feat. the Guardian, 8.30pm P-Ann-to, 9.00pm Videogame Karaoke, 11.30pm CLOSE, 11.31pm+ AFTER PARTY.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/mckelviehttp://storify.com/steishere/two-friends-and-the-purpose-of-snapchathttp://oll.eventbrite.comTrack list:1. Klamm - Solar Riderhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/solar-rider2. Jredd - Galactic Smash (feat. Toni Leys)http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/galactic-smash-featuring-toni-leys3. Rez - Unreal Superhero 3http://chipmusic.org/rez/music/unreal-superhero-34. VCMG - Golden Lonely http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/golden-lonely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/20131 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e13 -- #208 -- Drone Alone

There's no Simon this week as he's gone over to France to let his greedy wizards eat cake so it's Pip Pip Hooray for Philippa 'Pippo' Warr who makes a second guest presenter appearance this season. Despite Pip's best efforts we did miss Simon this week as Ste was given the opportunity to talk about Cricket and Ann was allowed to speak at length about her new found love of Cornettos.Despite these distractions we still found some time to discuss videogames and we even made the official call on who has won the current console war. Other radio shows might be unwilling to make a decision, but One Life Left is prepared to make those risky choices.Not only that but we had Paul Ly from Brainbow on as a Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about the new game that he had been working on, Doctor Newton: The Great Brain Adventure. Unfortunately he also had to deal with Ste trying to give him the nickname 'The Future Of Games' but he managed to cope with it admirably and helped us learn how long it takes to make a game. We also tried to learn how long it takes to knock us up, but Paul wisely declined to answer that.We proudly announce that the Christmas party has sold out, but proudly announce that you can also buy entrance at the door if you're making a last minute decision to go. Pip tells us how quickly you should read a book before you go to bed, Ste gets us confused by the text adventure Paradise and Sega Badawi and Doctor Avatar contribute features. And we probably go on about drones a bit too much.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dr.-newton-great-brain-adventure/id645889660?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brainbow.brainsagahttps://twitter.com/philippawarrhttp://paradise.xxiivv.com/1. VCMG - Golden Lonelyhttp://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/golden-lonely2. 8-BITchintendo - ReBirthhttp://chipmusic.org/8-bitchintendo/music/rebirth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/201359 minutes, 59 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e12 -- #207 -- Perko-Set

It's weird how much of a difference a single letter makes. Changing an M to a W turned Mario from an athletic Princess rescuing plumber to a money-obsessed games designer who stinks of garlic. Similar changing an A to an E makes Parko no longer a diaeresis-obsessed games journalist who constantly loses his shoes to Jason 'Perko' Perkins - the managing director of Curve Studios who, along with Rob Clarke, is this episode's Super-Special Guest.And we perhaps weren't in the best frame of mind, with this episode being recorded after Ann and Ste got the All Tomorrow's Parties festival shut down. The Curve boys did appear to be better prepared than us at the beginning of the show, but we soon found out that they had trouble with electronic devices. Which probably isn't the best inside of the Resonance FM studio with all of its electronic devices.Inspired by Jeremy Paxman and his beard we tried a new method of interviewing, which immediately paid absolutely no dividends. So then Simon tried being nice which seemed to work much better. Perhaps we should try to be nicer to everyone (We agree - Parko and Keith Stuart). We did find out some exclusive gossip about Mike Bithell that blows apart what we previously knew about the creation of Thomas Was Alone.As usual at this time of year we talk about the forthcoming Christmas party which is close to selling out despite Keith not keeping up with his end of the bargain. If you're coming please remember to bring some games for Secret Santa (and put what games system the games are for) and also be fully prepared for the Pipmas Anntomime that we'll be premiering that night (with a view to transferring to Broadway). If you're not coming then please feel free to provide us with more karaoke songs for us to sing.Not only did we have all that in the show but we also had Local News and a returning Science Officer. The rest was all down to Ann, who scared her flatmate by playing a game, became a YouTube Superstar and also came up with the equation that six PS4s are the same as no PS4s.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://oll.eventbrite.com (last time, promise)https://twitter.com/curvestudioshttp://www.curve-studios.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-73eWgUP0Tracklist:1. Volt 44 - Daysteppinghttp://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/daystepping2. Bit wish - Embarkhttp://chipmusic.org/bit+wish/music/embark-sav-in-description3. Kubbi - Concrete (renovation mix)http://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/concrete-renovation-mix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20131 hour, 50 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e11 -- #206 -- Mole(cule) in One

Ste's back! Hurray! Finally the team is back together and nothing will ever split us up again! Unless Ste goes on a radio show by himself and Simon then books an interview with Medium Wave's Five Live (remembering to invite Ann for protection) thereby causing a massive split and possibly putting the Christmas party in doubt. But those chain of events will never happen would they? Well, they could, but the Christmas Party would never get cancelled (tickets still available at http://oll.eventbrite.com!). Luckily we had some experts in the world of tearing apart previously strong structures/teams with our Super-Special Guests from Media Molecule, Michelle Ducker and Christophe Villedieu. They tell us all about their new game on the Vita, Tearaway*, but more importantly they tell us all about their secret treehouse. Which probably isn't so secret now they've spoken about it on the radio. We reveal how the Assassin's Creed movie is likely to start, get confused about if there are still motion controlled coin-ops at the Trocadero, get further confused about the right number of sharks to guard an XBone and get really confused about Ann's accents. At least Sega Badawi, Doctor Avatar and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland brought some sense to the show. Oh, wait, the opposite of that (in a good way, natch). And we get the EXCLUSIVE review of Twitter! Yes, hear it and weep Polygon! Who cares about the PS4 where there are social networks to review? Cheerio!Team OLL x * Our Caretaker was upset to find out that this isn't a sequel to Tearaway Thomas for the Amiga. Links:http://oll.eventbrite.comhttp://twitter.com/MediaMoleculehttps://twitter.com/michyboohttps://twitter.com/monsterplantTrack list:1. J-Peg - Unisonhttp://chipmusic.org/j-peg/music/unison2. Ktaettz - Dream Slayer Themehttp://chipmusic.org/kraettz/music/dream-slayer-theme3. National Broadcast Network - A Split Second of Anarchyhttp://chipmusic.org/nationalbroadcastnetwork/music/a-split-second-of-anarchy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20131 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e10 -- #205 -- No Dust Jacket Required

In all our nine seasons at One Life Left we've never had a walk out. We've never offended a guest so much that they stormed out of the studio never to return. That run had to break at some point, but we never thought that we could have offended our Super-Special Guest Keith Stuart - the most nicest man in videogames journalism. He came on the show (even though we got him the sack from The Guardian) to talk about his new Kickstarter, which is an excellent book about the Sega Megadrive. But it all turned sour. We thought we were ok to go to Cara's feature, but K Dog didn't like that, threw his headphones to the ground and stormed out. Awkward. It took all the best efforts of our other Super-Special Guest Simon "Parko" Parkin to persuade him to come back into the studio. Our caretaker has tried to cover the majority of the blow-up, but you might still hear Keith's voice raise slightly and the fear in Parko's voice. It's a shame because Parko was also on the show to promote a book, not to work on his fledgling career as a counsellor. Parko's book is an illustrated history of 151 games and he doesn't even need a Kickstarter to get it released. He's so edgy! And he owns a boat too! Although he doesn't really know what a meme is. As well as our SSGs (and no Ste as he was still on his spirit walk in America) we also had features from Cara, Science Officer and Sega Badawi along with an announcement of new features from Philippa Warr, Leigh Alexander and One Life Left's Guy Cocker. There's talk about Ann getting a perm too, but the only way of finding out if the perm will happen is by buying a ticket for the Christmas Party (and attending). They're still available at http://oll.eventbrite.com but at current buying rates they'll be sold out before December so buy now! Cheerio!Team OLL x Links:http://oll.eventbrite.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1429932593889741/http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Illustrated-History-151-Videogames/dp/0754823903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384271235&sr=8-1&keywords=simon+parkinhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/sega-mega-drive-genesis-collected-works?ref=home_popularhttps://twitter.com/SimonParkinhttps;//twitter.com/keefstuart  Track list:1. Master of magic theme - Anders Hesselbom/Rob Hubbardhttp://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5089/Anders%20Hesselbom%20-%20Master%20of%20Magic.mp32. Delta (main theme remix) - Moonove/Rob Hubbardhttp://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5105/moonove%20-%20Delta%20-%20Main%20Theme%20remix.mp33. Jredd - Revolution X/Music is a Weaponhttp://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01679/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20131 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e09 -- #204 -- Fear, Warr, Famine and Pestilence

After last week's debacle where Simon didn't make it to the studio, he took all necessary precautions. He made sure that all trees near the train line were torn down and threw Lord Sir Charles Cecil out of his studio chair into the cold unforgiving London night. Unfortunately he also chucked Ste out who flew off to America in a grump/to give a talk at GDC Next.Luckily we had the perfect replacements in Philippa Warr and Ed Fear. But which was the Super-Special Guest and which was the Super-Special co-presenter? We never actually decided, we were spending too much time giving Philippa secret missions at the Call Of Spooky launch or making Ed gip at Doctor Avatar's descriptions of a medical procedure.More importantly we tried to find out if Ann's new glasses fit in her hair, used Ed's contacts to find out exclusive news regarding Jonathan Ross moving to Microsoft and worked out that Simon inadvertently won the GMA for Guy Cocker. Hopefully Guy will send it over now he realises the debt that he owes to us.Even more importantly, we announced the date for our Christmas Party Feat. The Guardian. It's on Saturday 14th December and you should buy tickets at http://oll.eventbrite.com. We're even having a pantomime this time. We would do an "oh yes we are" joke there, but we're not the type of podcast that goes for lazy humour. Wait, oh yes we are! LOL *sad face*.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:http://oll.eventbrite.comhttps://twitter.com/philippawarrhttps://twitter.com/edfearTrack list:1. Rambo first blood part 2 high scorehttp://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5037/Johan%20Andersson%20-%20Rambo%20First%20Blood%20part%20II%20%28high%20score%29%20.mp32. Commando Themehttp://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5167/Rune-Bertil%27s%20-%20Commando.mp33. Thing on a Springhttp://remix.kwed.org/files/RKOfiles/Sidman%2064%20-%20Thing%20on%20a%20Spring%20B.I.T%20Live%202013%20mix.mp34. Theme from Parallaxhttp://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5068/Johan%20Andersson%20-%20Parallax.mp3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20131 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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One Life Left -- s09e08 -- #203 -- Hitchin a ride

Coming so soon after our Wink Murder/Videogame Karaoke event means that there's a chance that some of Team OOL might be a bit tired and emotional. Of course there's no chance of that happening to us (we're professional), although Simon does seem a little different. Not only that, but isn't that an MBE sticking out of his back pocket? Knowing the facts, we soon realised that Simon was actually Lord Sir Charles Cecil, filling in for Simon after a tree fell on the train track.Even with Charles on the show (who is still preparing the new Broken Sword for release) we still had space for a Super-Special Guest, and luckily we had one in the form of Steve Gaynor from the Fullbright Company who told us how stories in games work (or should work). Recognising that he had expert knowledge regarding an incident at GameCity and Keith Stuart, we ask for his advice. Surely though, it wouldn't end up in Keith losing his job? Other than Charles and Steve, there's a bit of a German theme to the show as Ste finds and reads some German text and Charles reveals the best German City. Nuremberg? Karlsruhe? Essen? It may surprise you to find out the answer.There's also a whopping three features this week with Cara and Science Officer returning and Sega Badawi doing a rather poor joke. How can we top this next week?Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/fullbrighthttps://twitter.com/CharlesCecilTrack list:1. defPREMIUM - Close but no Cigarhttp://chipmusic.org/defpremium/music/close-but-no-cigar-srry2. We The Sick - Midnight Drivehttp://chipmusic.org/we+the+sick/music/midnight-drive3. Kubbi - Void part 2http://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/void-pt-2-renovation-mix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/20131 hour, 28 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e07 -- #202 -- Cocker-cabana

We've moved on from the GMA 'controversy'. To be honest, we're finding the British Games Journalism scene too restricting for us. We need to look further afield, to the land of the free. And - look - our Super-Special Guest for this week's episode is GameSpot's Editor-in-Chief Justin Calvert. He flew in all the way from Oakland just to speak to us, and boy were his arms tired! Whilst we talk to him about what it was like working in the UK during the Golden Age of Videogame magazines, we're obviously more interested in what it's like working in America. And, more specifically, if there are three jobs going there in their podcast division.We don't get a direct answer from Justin on the job front, but we do find out that he isn't Matt Bellamy's brother, that Brian Blessed isn't Ste's Uncle and also what exactly a Banbury Cake is. We also reveal one of most recent methods of confusing Parko, which is a fun game for all the family and we'll probably do a Kickstarter on it next year. Until then feel free to donate to Simon and Ste's Kickstarters via the links below.As well as the doyouinverts we had Local News as this week's features. We were expecting something from Cara, but as usual we were professional as didn't draw attention to it during the show. We bounce some ideas around regarding our YouTube channel and also reveal that the date of our Christmas Party won't be 20/12.We're also preparing for our GameCity event 'One Death Left'. Hopefully as many of you as possible will make the journey to Nottingham for this Friday. You can read more about it on the GameCity schedule (http://sched.co/19PQPJH), but it'd be great to see you there.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/justicecoverthttp://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/http://www.banburycake.co.uk/http://sched.co/19PQPJHhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782536717/karaokards-a-card-game-for-people-who-love-music?ref=livehttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755340595/greedy-wizards-a-two-player-card-game-of-magic-and?ref=usersTrack list:1. Laffey the Fox - Circus Foxhttp://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---circus-fox2. the doyouinverts - Day One3. Klamm - Woman in Redhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/woman-in-red4. Apterous - Jet pack Samurai/State of Mindhttp://chipmusic.org/apterous/music/realm-of-mind---jetpack-samurai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20131 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e06 -- #201 -- GMAftermath

It's hard being the class clown, always pretending to be happy and jolly. That nothing in the world can affect you, that you're everyone's friend. Sometimes though... Sometimes it just gets to you. Obviously as we're professional podcasters and radio show presenters you won't be able to notice, but just bear that in mind.But however you listen to the show - be it through Youtube, itunes or our wesbite you're guaranteed an excellent show especially as our Super-Special Guest is Andrew Hewson from Hewson Consultants! We were a bit selfish in our interview with him and whilst we knew all of our listeners were desperate for his in depth knowledge on SSAP 13 (Accounting for Research and Development), we decided to move away from the Accountancy questions and instead asked him about the good old days of gaming. The days when you could send a cheque through the post and 7-10 business days later you'd receive a cassette through the post with a game on it. The days when you could play Paradroid, Uridium or Pinball Dreams. The days before your heart had been ripped out in front of your peers by someone saying the name "Guy Cocker" on stage.Ahem.As well as Andrew (who is writing an excellent book called Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, with a Kickstarter coming soon), we have Science Office, Dr Avatar and Local News. We also answer the question 'What do you do with your close friends?' and perform a live experiment. As long as you're listening to this in November and have an Xbone.Cheerio!Team OLL xKeith Stuart was also on the show.Links:https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystickhttp://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/https://twitter.com/keefstuartTrack list:1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavementhttp://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement2. Jakim - Colon Dhttp://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing3. Dilithium Lifthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20131 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e05 -- #200 -- Two Uh-Oh

Unbelievably we've finally reached our two hundredth episode. If you ignore the special episodes that didn't get numbered or the literally unbroadcastable episodes that we metaphorically never broadcasted. But in our official biography that this episode's Super-Special Guest Nicholas Lovell will be writing it will state that this was episode 200. And that it was performed with warm ears, thanks to Lewis Schaffer and his guests who were on before us. The fact that it was performed with cold torsos was due to our own foolish decisions.So it's another amazing episode of OLL/OOL with the amazing Nicholas Lovell explaining how to make money when everything is free using his new book The Curve as a guide. This is something we've always been interested in, but never quite worked out. Apparently the first step is to find something that some people are prepared to pay for. This probably explains why we've never made any money from the podcast.In terms of features it's the usual crew: Local News, Cara's Electric Dreams and Derek Williams' Free Market Economy. Hang on, Derek Williams? Surely not? There's only one way to find out (other than by it being fairly obvious now we've mentioned it in the show notes). And the doyouinverts try their best to make Detective Comic's Kieron Gillen cry again. We know how to do that, but it involves pushing him over.What else happened? FOTS Steve Owen and Duncan Timiney wrote in, Simon learnt how to sell games to under fives and Ste had trouble telling his Arg from his Belle-bow*. Another amazing episode then.Cheerio!Team OLL x*  Apparently Belle Hardinge is a new character for season 6 of Made In Chelsea which makes this an amazing joke.Links:https://twitter.com/nicholaslovellhttp://about.me/derekfmehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Curve-Freeloaders-Superfans-Future-Business/dp/0670923834/Tracklist:1. Klamm - Heart of Goldhttp://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/heart-of-gold2. Shintarou Music - An Introductionhttp://chipmusic.org/shintaroumusic/music/an-introduction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20131 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e04 -- #199 -- Outside it's raining

We're fairly Deep at Team One Life Left. Sometimes others when we've been Around The World tell us to Slow It Down, but we tell them It's Alright and we'll Stay Another Day.Ahem. That might be an annoying intro, but we'll leave it up to you if it's as annoying as the Official Valve Theme popping up into this week's episode on a regular basis. Luckily our Super-Special Guest Darren Wall from Read -Only Memory manages to avoid the music and provides Ann with an EXCLUSIVE extract to read from his book 'Sensible Software 1986-1999'. Unfortunately the extract is about Simon but you can't win them all.We hear about how ex-contributor Jon Hare got involved in an incident near some stairs. If we were a tabloid newspaper we would call this event 'Stair gate', but if there was a stair gate on the stairs then the incident wouldn't have occurred and we'd have got more confused than we already were. Or are. We're a bit confused.You'll also find out what happened at the Eurogamer Party, what will be happening at the GMAs and what will be happening at GMA Defiance. But more importantly we'll answer the question: Is Simon aggressive due to video games?And you'll also get to hear OLL Local News, Dr Avatar and Science Officer (http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk). All you have to do is listen. And send us some dares for the GMAs/GMA Defiance. And make sure you attend our One Death Left event at GameCity. And send us a letter for our 200th Episode Spectacular.Cheerio!Team OLL xLinks:https://twitter.com/East17officialhttp://readonlymemory.vg/https://twitter.com/romalertshttp://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.ukTracklist:1. Yoshito Hinton - Hyper Horny Dinos!http://chipmusic.org/yoshitohinton/music/hyper-horny-dinos!2. Yerzmyey - Deadly Labyrinth Of Lord Xyrx!http://chipmusic.org/yerzmyey/music/deadly-labyrinth-of-lord-xyrx!3. Glooms - Kill the sound guyhttp://chipmusic.org/glooms/music/killthesoundguy-nl-2x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20131 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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One Life Left -- s09e03 -- #198 -- MDKS

The GMA Nominated (and GMA Invited) Team One Life Left is like a finely trained pit crew. We make the short change over between us and Lewis Schaffer sound so smooth that you'd never realise all our tops came off in the transition. Unless Ann mentions it later in the show.We do have a Super-Special Guest in the form of Panic Barn's Tim Constant, who isn't Ed Vaizey or Jason Bradbury. He does have a great game in development called Tiki Taka Soccer which Simon is very much looking forward to being the World Champion of. We also try to find out what he's prepared to do for $20 when we work out what we should have as rewards for Kickstarter projects.What else happened? Duncan Timiney wrote in and incriminated himself for poor (or possibly good) parenting, we finally premiered Cara Ellison's new feature Electric Dreams and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland and Local News made returns. Ste showed how much of a hit he is with the ladies by explaining what happened what he invited Ann round to play some SNES games and we promoted a rival podcast without actually knowing what the rival podcast was. (Note to other podcasts: We are easily confused).Oh! We almost forgot! We announced our event for Nottingham's GameCity. It's called One Death Left and will involve karaoke and murder, as we've