One Life Left's Podcast

We're back from a mid-week trip to Nordic Game and managed to get Scanters successfully through customs, although she did come back with something that she got from a boat trip (congrats Ann - congrannts). Because it was so hot on Monday (unlike now) we had the window open, which means this week's show is naturalistic/noisy depending on your perspective/quality of headphones. There was also a dog in the studio before we went on air, which has now raised all kinds of questions that we need to ask of the people at Renaissance.

This week's Super-Special Guest is - dilly ding dilly dong - Becky Jowsey from Gamehub. And also from Leicester, which hopefully means that the dilly ding dilly dong reference now makes sense. Becky's taken on the incredibly easy task to explain videogames to parents who know nothing about them. This has involved playing lots of games for very long periods of time, with over 150 data points needing to be investigated for each game. The times when you just needed to know graphics, sound, playability and lastability are a long time ago. Becky also tells us why she thinks some parents choose to ignore the age rating system that's already in place.

Sega Badawi dropped some local news and an old contributor made a welcome return. In addition, we all got new chairs except for Simon, which was probably because we all knew he'd get Amiga Power's score for International Rugby Challenge incorrect (it's two percent AS ANY FULE KNO). Oh and you got to find out our superhero origin stories.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.gamehubhq.com
https://twitter.com/GameHub_HQ

Track list:
1. Jredd (feat. Dya and Groovemaster 303) - Light Years Beyond
http://chipmusic.org/Jredd/music/light-years-beyond-featdya--groovemaster303--gameboy-
2. Klamm - Emancipator
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/emancipator

Direct download: OLL_23_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

It's not a new season of One Life Left if at least one of us can't make it to the second episode. And Scanters was very happy to take the hit for the team this episode to go boozing on the way to Oslo. It's a hard life being head of HR and News for Europe's leading videogame radio programme. Ann was so on top with her HRing this week by managing to arrange a news-reading substitute, although he did let her down slightly by having a bit of a Network moment. True newsreaders would never do that.

Frederico Fasce from ETT was this week's Super-Special Guest. He gave a very good reason as to why he wouldn't be able to attend our next Marioke event, which meant that we were prepared to ask him about Game Happens - the Italian gaming event he runs with his girlfriend - and the work that he does for ETT. As a result we confirmed how intelligent we were and also learnt about how games are useful in psychological testing (we'd have needed more than an hour for us to do that one).

We move into a fascinating sphere of audio adventures by giving a commentary about an old issue of Edge (warning: contains Nokia N-Gage news) and also got Simon's hot take on the toys to life market, which in turn led to us uncovering a whole new market to move into. And you get some Local News too.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/kurai

Tracklist:
1. 0b111 - OreoMilkshake_1989
http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/oreomilkshake_1989
2. Tuxic - 1st Round
http://chipmusic.org/Tuxic/music/1st-round

Direct download: OLL_16_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

Hey everyone, we're back, Back, BACK. And you know that the show is going to be a great one when before it even starts two thirds of Team OLL gets kissed by Nunhead's own Lewis Schaffer. Although it doesn't help that we forget what number season we're on. But you know this as you can see it in the episode description. If you can't be bothered to scroll up, we've finally hit our teens.

While we were away Ste watched cricket, Ann became a Twitch superstar and Simon went to PAX. No surprises there then. What was a bit shocking (after all the talk at GDC) was that Ste is into VR - how could he turn on us like that? Wait, he's using it to make a cricket game? Ah, all is right with the world.

The Super-Special Guest this week is Simon Haynes, who is making Super Arcade Football. It's already in Steam Early Access and is an attempt to bring videogame football back to its fun arcade roots. We try to find how he has altered the rules of football to make it more fun as a videogame, what's it like to be a friendly rival to the runner Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen and can Simon think of a great metaphor for feedback?

As well as that, you provided and presided us with some excellent letters, Sega Badawi gave us some more Local News and everyone got invited to Ann's birthday party. Assuming you're ok with it being a Marioke event as well.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Quistard
https://twitter.com/SuperArcadeFtbl

Track list:
1. NoyemiK - Still Sleepy
http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/still-sleepy-ym2608-adpcm-demo
2. Brink - Total Bae
http://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/total-bae-n163
3. Impulses - Sodium Rising
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/sodium-rising

Direct download: OLL_09_05_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT