One Life Left's Podcast

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 x

Links:
https://twitter.com/fullbright
https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil

Track list:
1. defPREMIUM - Close but no Cigar
http://chipmusic.org/defpremium/music/close-but-no-cigar-srry
2. We The Sick - Midnight Drive
http://chipmusic.org/we+the+sick/music/midnight-drive
3. Kubbi - Void part 2
http://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/void-pt-2-renovation-mix

Direct download: OLL_28_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

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 x

Links:
https://twitter.com/justicecovert
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/
http://www.banburycake.co.uk/
http://sched.co/19PQPJH
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782536717/karaokards-a-card-game-for-people-who-love-music?ref=live
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755340595/greedy-wizards-a-two-player-card-game-of-magic-and?ref=users


Track list:
1. Laffey the Fox - Circus Fox
http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---circus-fox
2. the doyouinverts - Day One
3. Klamm - Woman in Red
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/woman-in-red
4. Apterous - Jet pack Samurai/State of Mind
http://chipmusic.org/apterous/music/realm-of-mind---jetpack-samurai

Direct download: OLL_21_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

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 x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

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 x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

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/nicholaslovell
http://about.me/derekfme
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curve-Freeloaders-Superfans-Future-Business/dp/0670923834/

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Heart of Gold
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/heart-of-gold
2. Shintarou Music - An Introduction
http://chipmusic.org/shintaroumusic/music/an-introduction

Direct download: OLL_07_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

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 x

Links:
https://twitter.com/East17official
http://readonlymemory.vg/
https://twitter.com/romalerts
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk

Tracklist:
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 guy
http://chipmusic.org/glooms/music/killthesoundguy-nl-2x

Direct download: OLL_30_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT