One Life Left's Podcast

A long time ago Ste and Simon were in a crew with David McCarthy, who is this week's Super-Special Guest. They did fun things together like inventing video blogging, but it all got ruined when David got married. Because Ste and SImon alienated everyone there with a really bad best man speech. It was awful, imagine our comedy night in Nottingham but with even less jokes. Sorry, fewer.

Anyway, David is back he's working for Cybird in Japan and he might be prepared to tell us something about the new game that they're working on. At the very least he'll be able to help us work out our system for measuring how much a half wit is worth. David also attended Pocket Gamer Connect on the morning of our show, which is where our fifth joke #networking was invented so we have a mini-celebration in its honour.

We also confirmed how much a micro transaction is worth, Ann didn't have a driving lesson and Ste was genuinely shocked by a bit of Ann's news. Listen out for the gasp of disbelief! Sega Badawi provides some more local news and we advertise Marioke in Zurich with about six days notice. We might even see if Sepp Blatter wants to come to it. He's not up to much at the moment.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.cybird.co.jp/en/
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. BitKnight - Tanoshii
http://chipmusic.org/bitknight/music/tanoshii
2. Death from a Billy - Black Nails
http://chipmusic.org/deathfromabilly/music/black-nails
3. 81ttr45hr10t - Children Shall Lead
http://chipmusic.org/81ttr45hr10t/music/children-shall-lead
4. Just Been Warpzoned - Y I'm Sid
http://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/y-im-sid

Direct download: OLL_18_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

One Life Left has been hip to all the latest trends in video games ever since we got a cyber razor cut in order to play on our Super Nintendo, yet the streaming fever has passed us by. We did have a spell last year where we tried to Twitch regularly, but all it ended up with is us getting a funny gif of Scanters that we auctioned off for Resonance FM (who you should donate to if you get the chance). However, we're always willing to learn new things, particularly if they contain the key phrase 'monetise our brand' so we got Super-Special Guest and Twitch Superstar Katt Strike in the studio!

Katt told us all about streaming and how it ended up with her getting a new PC and a new job. This then lead into a debate on if streamers are replacing traditional reviews and then managed to inadvertently prove a point in our traditional reviews section. We confirmed that we will be attending GDC this year, Simon knocked over a bin, Ste opened Jack Bike-Show's post and Ann was touched by Lewis Schaffer. And Simon.

More importantly we had WORLD EXCLUSIVE HALF-LIFE 3 NEWS!!!!! At least we think we have some news. Listen to the show and decide. You'll also get to hear John Life Left and Sega Badawi!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/KattStrike
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. Boy Without Batteries - Teenage
http://chipmusic.org/boy+without+batteries/music/teenage
2. Atari Tufty - Space Beeps
http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/space-beeps-part-1
3. For a Broken Earth - Leave a Trace
http://chipmusic.org/forabrokenearth/music/leave-a-trace-[chvrches-lsdj-cover]

Direct download: OLL_11_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

One Life Left has started 2016 as it finished 2015. Well, Simon did as he's still playing Star Wars Battlefront. Ste stopped reading his emails over the break and Ann was at a wedding. And we had Christmas, obviously which was a strong seven out of ten this year. We thought that OLL Warm-Up act and excellent comedian Lewis Schaffer had bought us a present for our first show back and were really touched, but it turned out he'd just left a bag in the studio. Maybe he'll get us something for Valentine's Day?

Mike Bithell took the opportunity to be our first Super-Special guest of the year so he could tell us about the Vita release of Volume, which should be out by now. He was also given the chance to let us know which of five ideas he'll be working on as his main project for 2016, but he saw through our attempts with a straight bat. We did manage to speak about Bithmas which just keeps getting earlier and earlier in the year, and Mike's possible holiday to Disneyland in February.

Ste told us about how he's finally got bored with killing people, Simon explained how he got lessons on morality and humour from his son and Ann might be creating a game this year. Sega Badawi made a return and we had a new feature with John Life Left.

We're back at the Dalston Loading bar this month with another Marioke event and at some point this year we will be ten so we'll definitely be holding a special event for that.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mikeBithell
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. Impulses - Hrtbrk
http://chipmusic.org/impulses/music/hrtbrk
2. Klamm - Atmosphere.
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/atmosphere
3. C-Lee-O - Rrrrrunnnn and Guuunn!
http://chipmusic.org/c-lee-o/music/rrrrrunnnn-and-guuunn-!--[2a03-vgm]

Direct download: OLL_05_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:49pm EST