One Life Left's Podcast

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/SeanWenham1
http://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 Guess
http://chipmusic.org/tlgchiptunes/music/yeah-maybe-i-guess
2. x Critical Strike x - Jingle Bells!
http://chipmusic.org/x+critical+strike+x/music/jingle-bells!-merry-xmas!
3. amburgerzorro - 3 Years
http://chipmusic.org/amburgerzorro/music/3-years

Direct download: OLL_14_12_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

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/tommakesgames
https://twitter.com/keefstuart
http://www.screen7.co.uk/adventurex/
https://www.facebook.com/adventurexpo
https://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 Custard
http://chipmusic.org/bitpusher2600/music/fish-fingers--custard
2. marcb0t - Tarzan Boy (SMS version)
http://chipmusic.org/marcb0t/music/tarzan-boy-sms-version
3. iDecade - Drone
http://chipmusic.org/idecade/music/drone---idecade
4. Hide Your Tigers - Dr Danger
http://chipmusic.org/hide+your+tigers/music/dr-danger-lsdj
Direct download: OLL_07_12_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

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/jonhare
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/omg-its-the-one-life-left-christmas-party-2015-tickets-19797601158

Track list:
1. atomsmasha - Kavinsky 1986
http://chipmusic.org/atomsmasha/music/kavinsky---1986-[chiptune-8-bit]
2. Ice wolf - Distorted Relaxation
http://chipmusic.org/icewolf/music/distorted-relaxation
3. Sociable Soccer - Goal Scoring Superstar Hero (demo)
4. d0us - simkit
http://chipmusic.org/d0us/music/simkit

Direct download: OLL_30_11_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

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/iainkevanmorris
https://www.facebook.com/events/887560988005771/

Track list:
1. Klamm - Phoenix
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/phoenix
2. Justbeenwarpzoned - Veni Vidi Vici
http://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/veni-vidi-vici

Direct download: OLL_23_11_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

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/Shakacarnage
https://www.facebook.com/events/577753902377325/

Track list:
1. Virtual Hawaii - Fountains
http://chipmusic.org/virtualhawaii/music/fountains
2. Quavosh - Pixel Jumper Tropical Theme
http://chipmusic.org/quavosh/music/pixel-jumper---tropical-theme-1
3. MilLs Dj- There's No End
http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---theres-no-end

Direct download: OLL_16_11_15.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

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/HenryHoffman
https://twitter.com/mrjjlean

Tracklist:
1. MotionRide - 99 Lives Left
http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/99-lives-left
2. Lamer Pinky - Way To Unity
http://chipmusic.org/lamer+pinky/music/way-to-unity
3. Klamm - Icebreaker
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/icebreaker

Direct download: OLL_02_11_05.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

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/iltrullo
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.byronic.tecat&hl=en

Track list:
1. Daandruff - Roadblock
http://chipmusic.org/daandruff/music/roadblock
2. Power Supply - Super Flying Ice Cream Truck 2: Even Truckier
http://chipmusic.org/powersupply/music/[lsdj]-super-flying-ice-cream-truck-2-even-truckier
3. Kevin McCloud - Rhinoceros
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html/index.html?genre=Electronica
4. Cheapshot - Giddy
http://chipmusic.org/cheapshot/music/giddy

Direct download: OLL_26_10_15.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

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/MakePlayCode
https://twitter.com/reallyfancy
http://www.makeplaycode.com/

Track list:
1. Gepsjors - Nessy
http://chipmusic.org/gepsjors/music/nessy
2. Klamm - Heroquest
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/heroquest

Direct download: OLL_19_10_15.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

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/philippawarr
http://sched.co/4RPc

Track list:
1. Dire Hit - DX7 Test
http://chipmusic.org/dire+hit/music/dx7-test
2. Protoflight - Ignite
http://chipmusic.org/protoflight/music/ignite

Direct download: OLL_12_10_15.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

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/Gameswriting
https://twitter.com/GroundShatter

Track list:
1. Atari Tufty - P.F.M.
http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/pfm
2. Theme from Skyscrappers
3. Jerkemy - With The Square of The Distance
http://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/test

Direct download: OLL_28_09_15.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:09pm EST