Mon, 26 October 2009
Critical success: ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (5g)! Next up, popularity. Research shows that means coming up with arbitrary games-related lists and getting them Dugg, and so it is that OLL brings in the help of a List Expert. Definitive? We'll see... ++ Lots of chat about Nottingham GameCity and the things we're going to do there ++ Not one but Two! Listener! Guests. You could have been one of them if you followed OLL on Twitter*. ++ A handful of salient points about the videogame industry engulfed in a morass of immaturity Probably not going to get the popularity this time, then. But still, Nottingham! GameCity is almost upon us and we are so, so excited about it. Hopefully lots of you will be there, either for our low key live show (lunchtime in the square), the chiptune masterclass (5pm at Muse) or One Night Left in the evening (8pm at Muse). And after that? Who knows. We're staying in the IBIS hotel but don't worry if you've already booked for the other one -- we've no idea where the after-party will be... Music in #109: White Tiger by Sabrepulse A Chiptune to Save the World by Syphus and Combat by Arman Bohn *And you lived close enough to Resonance, and you were free tonight, and you were checking your Twitter feed obsessively, and you wanted to. Obviously.
Tue, 20 October 2009
We went to the Games Media Awards. We took enthusiasm, mischief and pocket-sized bottles of vodka to spike our drinks. We were fifteen again and primed for trouble. And then...
No spoilers, obviously. No expectations, right? Also:
+ Mark Ward of Warner Bros pops in to talk about words, awards and Scribblenauts with Ann, with some success and many yelps of delight
+ Breaking news of the Craig the Rage project we've hinted at for a while and how you, yes you, can acquire it
+ Taliah makes her One Life Left comeback and brings a friend.
Music on #108:
Italo Night by YERZMYEY
All I Want (Unicorn Kid Cover) by Superspink!
I promised a new doyouinverts track on Twitter but that last-minute Craig news pushed it out of the show. It'll be on next week. Which will be our last show before AMAZING TIMES at Nottingham GameCity. See you there!
Wed, 14 October 2009
One Life Left -- s05e11 -- #107 -- Superstar DJs
Superstars? Has the whole three-time award-nominees thing finally got to Team OLL? Not really; the superstars in #107 are in a special interview segment and the DJ part is to do with OLL's even at Nottingham Game City...
What else? Lots else, including:
* Simon does a little bit of spot character assassination on our GMA competitors
* Ann doesn't know how piracy works
* Ste forgets to record the show, hence the late podcast
Talking of the podcast, those of you who aren't subscribed on iTunes or on our Libsyn RSS feed won't have heard Ann Life Left (or the BAFTA special we put our last week). You should sort that out immediately because it's brilliant.
As mentioned at the top news of One Night Left, OLL's amazing event at Nottingham GameCity has leaked (courtesy of a huge poster in Nottingham and observant OLL listener Beth). We talk about it on the show and there'll be more info here later but please, keep the evening of the 30th free. It's going to be amazing.
Music on #107: Hiroshi and MoxoM ft Smiletron.
See you next week, by which time, with any luck, we'll be three time award-disgracers. Follow that action on Twitter (onelifeleft / steishere / byronicman / scanters). Bye!
Tue, 6 October 2009
David Braben did something great 25 years ago. Then he did some other great things. Then BAFTA asked him if he wanted to talk about all of these things in front of a microphone. Then BAFTA handed over the audio to One Life Left and here we are.
You should listen if you liked Elite, if you like videogames or if you have ears.
Find out about more BAFTA things at www.bafta.org.
We’ll be back next week and we are totally looking forward to it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org!