One Life Left's Podcast

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

Direct download: OLL_19_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_12_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_05_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_25_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_11_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

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]

Direct download: OLL_04_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_27_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_20_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_13_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_06_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT