One Life Left's Podcast

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/guycocker
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/track/just-tyt-my-love

Track list:
1. Klamm - Dreams About Something (Emerald)
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/dreams-about-something
2. the doyouinverts - Just TYT My Love
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/track/just-tyt-my-love
3. Jredd - Do The Tiido
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/do-the-tiido

Direct download: OLL_27_01_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

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 x

Links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6avmFKxwThs
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. Wiklund - Blaster
http://chipmusic.org/wiklund/music/wiklund---blaster-c64
2. Volcano Kid - Super Robotic Encounters
http://chipmusic.org/super+robotic+encounters/music/volcano-kid

Direct download: OLL_20_01_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

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 letters

Links:
http://www.twitch.tv/onelifelefttv
https://twitter.com/Carachan1
http://www.patreon.com/carachan

Track list:
1. defPREMIUM - lgpt)))``u r on my mind``
http://chipmusic.org/defpremium/music/lgpt_u-r-on-my-mind
2. Klamm - otherworld
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/otherworld

Direct download: OLL_13_01_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

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 x

Links:
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2013/12/16/going-around-a-point-and-click-adventure/
https://twitter.com/daredevildave
https://playcanvas.com/

Track list:
1. Wiklund and Joule - Makebelieve girl
http://chipmusic.org/wiklund/music/wiklund--joule---makebelieve-gir-xml
2. Zer0 Filt3r - Lost In Thought
http://chipmusic.org/zer0+filt3r/music/lost-in-thought

Direct download: OLL_07_01_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST