One Life Left's Podcast

It's another two-person One Life Left this week as a Japanese-bound Simon swaps his seat in the studio with a recovering Ste. Also, with the main SSG booker being away we failed to get an SSG this week, but we did have an SSS making an appearance instead (Super-Special Siri).
The important thing to note this week is that tickets for our Christmas Marioke are on sale, and are selling pretty quickly. It's being held at the Loading Bar in Dalston on Friday 14th December at 7pm. The real gaming Santa will be there!

We talked about subtitles in videogames, shoes sort-of in videogames, and tried to figure out what we can buy from Telltale. The OLL Style Guide gets a further update with the correct pronunciation of Cyber Monday. Does anyone have the full contents of the OLL Style Guide? We really should have been keeping track of all the entries.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jvmgd
http://xmasparty.singmarioke.com

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Urgency
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/urgency
2. Nakayama Ramo - Swing By
https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/swing-by

Direct download: OLL_26_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

There's one person that Team OLL always want to know what they're up to. That person is Milo, best friend to Peter Moulinex, and one-time caller to the show. Unfortunately we've not heard from him in quite a while, but could this week's Super-Special Guest Kostas Zarifis from Rogue Sun Games help in our quest?

Potentially, but mostly he wanted to talk about his new game Tin Hearts (living in just one mind - another Marioke idea for anyone who actually reads this text). It's a VR game that is Lemmings meets A Christmas Carol, which sounds really great: We always wanted to be able to press a button that would blow up Scrooge and friends all at once. Oh no! It's not like that at all, it's even better than what we thought.

Kostas told us more about Tin Hearts, why he chose to start it in Early Access, and how VR is coming back. There's no Ste this week as he was poorly, but Simon managed to create a new Xbox, and Ann is looking in people's houses, as well as singing most of her review. We also moved into the exciting world of shoutouts.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Kostas_Zarifis
https://twitter.com/RogueSunGames

Tracklist:
1. Commando - Bitrunner Blues (remix)
2. Outrun - Magical Sound Shower (remix)
3. Ghosts and Goblins (surf mix)
http://www.remix64.com/

Direct download: OLL_19_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

No Super-Special Guest this week due to illness, but we do have the return of the Scants. She's feeling a bit better after a week off, which meant Ste and Simon were feeling a bit better as they wouldn't have to do the news.

Without a Super-Special Guest this meant that the team could work on their personal projects. This involved trying to work out where Ipswich was, remember who Ann made eat an egg, and clarify if Mike Channel can drive in real life.

We also updated the OLL Style Guide with the correct pronunciation of Prima Games, and Simon bought another thing that he definitely won't like. There was also discussion of the latest YouTube videogame shows that are available, which allowed Simon to make a really good joke.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gameanglia
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Fleet
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleet
2. MC Jimmy - What it Means
https://chipmusic.org/MC+Jimmy/music/what-it-means

Direct download: OLL_12_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Another Ann absence this week, which would normally mean that Simon and Ste start buying video game equipment that they don't need, but this time they took to opportunity to learn something about themselves. Which was mostly their middle names.

Ann did manage to write some news which Simon read out, but he did point out that no jokes were included. Unless there were and Simon was news-shaming Ann. Or maybe Ann just improvs the jokes as she's reading the news out?

This week we had the very prepared Nicholas Lovell on as our Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about his new book - the Pyramid of Games Design - which is aimed at people who make videogames, those who are trying to switch to service-based games, and anyone starting in the industry. He told us how you get people to become superfans of your games, how many layers a game needs, and if losing the narrative in videogames is a Good Thing.

But to be honest, we were a little disappointed that Team OLL wasn't acknowledged in Nicholas' previous book The Curve (which invented FIFA's Ultimate Team mode). Surely this would be rectified in his new book?

We also found out that Ste has been spying on Mrs Graham, how easy it is to put on a bandana (Hi D Perry), if P Moulinex invented Fortnite, how Ste tells the temperature, and Simon couldn't remember.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell
https://twitter.com/gamesbrief
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramid-Game-Design-Designing-Producing/dp/1138298891/
https://www.games4eu.com/

Tracklist:
1. Imaginary - Transfer Student
https://chipmusic.org/Imaginary/music/transfer-student
2. Nakayama Ramo - Sticky and Stringy
https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/sticky--stringy

Direct download: OLL_05_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

After three episodes where they were separated by illness and work, the full team were back together. Ste and Simon were particularly happy about this as it mean that they didn’t have to worry about who was doing the news.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was James Parker from Ground Shatter, who wanted to talk about the Switch port of SkyScrappers. Instead Ann asked him to clarify how years works and why we have seasons. It’s really annoying as SkyScrappers is the definitive fighting game where you climb up a collapsing building, and we know how crowded that genre is. We managed to discover if it works with the Flip Grip, if a clever title works in print or only on OLL, and what categories should be in the Switch eshop.

Simon is still buying more stuff, and even persuaded Ann into joining him. Ste is still having microphone issues, Ann worked out why the Pope doesn’t like Apple, and James proved to be a good aide memoire for Ste.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/groundshatter
http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip

Tracklist:
1. Ada Mills - O.O.E.
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/ooe
2. Klamm - No Life Left
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/no-life-left

Direct download: OLL_29_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT