One Life Left's Podcast (general)
Recorded live in San Francisco, 19/3/2018. Presented by Ann Scantlebury, Ste Curran and Gamasutra's Kris Graft. Guests: Jerry Belich (Jerrytron) Eline Muijres (Dutch Game Garden) Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) Martine Spaans (Tamalaki Games) Tadhg Kelly (What Games Are) Daniel Nye Griffiths (Improbable) Martin Jonasson (Grapefrukt) David McCarthy (Cygames) Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) Adriel Wallick (Train Jam) Quintin Smith (Shut Up & Sit Down) Matt Boch (Harmonix) Leigh Alexander (Reigns: Her Majesty)
Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

Roses are red

Violets are flowers

Missed One Life Left?

Then enjoy this hour's

 

Hi Listeners.

HUGE Apologies for being so tardy with the podcast so far this year. All have us have been so busy, we’ve neglected our duty to you, our biggest fan.

We have found a short-term solution, though – one of us has been sacked from show and forced to upload the podcast, which also involves writing this bit. See if you can guess who.

This week, the show features Ste and Ann talking about stuff, which includes videogames and probably Marioke. I dunno, I haven’t heard it, I have a baby. Ste said I could do this bit whilst literally holding it but that’s not true. Have you ever held a baby? It takes, at the very least, half of your arms.

Anyway, I’m going to upload this now. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love from,

Ste, Simon, Ann

PS: Please help support Resonance FM - head to the fundraiser site here https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

 

 

 

 

Direct download: OLL120218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

After the events in London over the weekend Team OLL decided to take a different approach. Without an SSG (Simon was off) or Simon (he was in Barcelona), Ann and Ste went through their favourite nice games. Whilst we normally try to be as positive as possible, us being positive about so many games may disconcert you. Luckily our CD player went on the blink during the reviews section and hearing our shoddy professionalism will reassure you that we’re still the same Team OLL.

We also did a bit of wedding admin, Ann ran on the beach in Scotland and Ste found out he was a super taster. Busy week.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Track list:
1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0
http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0
2. saulc12 - the crunch
http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/the-crunch

Direct download: OLL_05_06_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Sometimes we think we go a bit too obscure with the titles for our GMA-nominated podcasts. This one was inspired by our Super-Special Guest Gary Burchell, who is in the middle of creating the pirate game (but not the pirated game) Abandon Ship. See? It’s quite a clever title really. Gary told us all about Abandon Ship, which has been described as FTL meets Master and Commander and has been used by games journalists as an opportunity to do lots of poor puns. We asked Gary about what it was like to go indie, why he hasn’t put his name in the title and why water ships are better than space ships.

It’s also the week after the GMA awards so we EXCLUSIVELY reveal if we won and who managed to avoid putting their name on The List. We also remembered an incident that we’d really like to blank from our memories.

We also started a new news feature which every other GMA nominated podcast will be copying in the future and saw Rob Beer and Sega Badawi returning with their regular contributions. Ann made a special announcement and one piece of news got a little too close to home for Team OLL.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gjburchell
https://twitter.com/GameAbandonShip
https://twitter.com/Monkey99_

Tracklist:
1. This is embr - Affection
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/affection-demo
2. Toasterpastries - Mathluv
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/mathluv

Direct download: OLL_17_10_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Well folks, it's the final day of GDC 2016, and what an amazing time we've had. We've spoken to dozens of guests, hosted two epic Marioke sessions, experienced more virtual realities than we ever dreamed possible AND learned how to pronounce HTC Vive. Incredible scenes.

But before we go, join One Life Left, Gamasutra and super special guests Fred Wester from Paradox, Eric Zimmerman, Jesse Schell, Riot Games Kimberly Voll, Martine Spaans, Kanye Zone superstar Stephen Barlow, Robert Yang, Positech's Cliff Harris, Henrik Johansson from Mediocre Games, Dan Adelman, Robert and Peter Curry, and Anna Kipnis from Double Fine as we see out GDC in style.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdcfive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

Stories! Awards! Pink Pants! Join One Life Left, Gamasutra and twelve more super special guests as we guide you through the ins-and-outs of GDC 2016.

On today's show we're joined by Matti Larsson from Zordix, Joseph Humfrey and Tom Kail from inkle, industry legend Lorne Lanning, Steve Meretzky, Tadhg Kelly, Scott Brodie from Heart Shaped Games, Zach Gage, Chris McQuinn from DrinkBox Studios, Steve Gaynor, writer Chris Kohler, and Frank Cifaldi from Digital Eclipse.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x
Direct download: ollgdc4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

It's day three at GDC, and now the expo's properly underway it's time to find out if this VR stuff is any good. Luckily we've got a small army of super-special guests to help us work that out.

Guests include Tommy Refenes from Team Meat, Ryan Burrell, educator Kerry Turner, Lee Perry, Robin-Yann Storm, FourbitFriday’s Tyriq Plummer, Jake Birkett from Grey Alien Games, Luuk van Aggelen and Bram Simonis from Pillow Games, Katie Goode of Triangular pixels and Gamasutra columnist Katherine Cross.

Cheerio!

Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdc3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

Show two from GDC, and the first from the convention floor! Join us and twelve super special guests as we talk about what's coming up this week, how many VR panels can fit into one lineup and we continue to ask the all-important question 'How do you pronounce Vive?'

Featuring John Warner from Over The Moon Games, Andy Nealen from NYU, Tarn Adams from Bay 12 Games, Kongregate co-founder Emily Greer, Fullbright's Nina Freeman, Henrike Lode from Lohika, Romana Ramzan from Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Mary Flanagan, James Portnow from Snow Cannon Games, composer Laura Karpman, and Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns from Metanet Software Inc.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: GDC_OLL_Tuesday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

One Life Left is back to present the official GDC podcast with our good friends Gamasutra. We thought we'd take it easy with our first show by having a relaxed recording in a hotel room, but what we ended up with was a bumper show packed full of more people than we've ever had on before. 

 
Join us as we talk to TWENTY-SIX (26) amazing guests, hear from developers new and old, chat about game jams and game collectives, discuss how to #network, and get into the big debate about how to pronounce the HTC Vive. 
 
On the show were:
 

 

Charles Cecil - Revolution Software

Martin Kvale - Independant

Tim Garbos - Triband

Joel Nyström - Ludosity

Hannah Flynn - Failbetter

Harry Tuffs - PixelTrickery

Lottie Bevan - Failbetter

Martine Spaans - Tamalaki Game Publishing

Jonatan Van Hove - Independant

Matt Boch - NYU

Sarah Brin - Autodesk

Simon Parkin - New Yorker/Gamasutra

Brandon Sheffield - Necrosoft Games

Rami Ismail - Vlambeer

Grant Shonkwiler - Epic Games

Dave Evans - Playcanvas

Brian Francis - Gamasutra

Adriel Wallick - Train Jam

Philippa Warr - Rock Paper Shotgun

Eline Muijres - Dutch Game Garden

Eduardo Ortiz Frau - Audio Producer

Shahid Kamal Ahmed - Independant

Alex Wawro - Gamasutra

Runa Haukland - Hamar Game Collective

Catharina Bohler - Hamar Game Collective

Marianne Lerdahl - Hamar Game Collective

Direct download: ollgdc1EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

One Life Left returns after a two week break and everything has changed. Or at least one thing has: the caretaker is on holiday, which means Ste is back to uploading the podcast which means it's frankly some kind of miracle that you're even reading this. If there's a second miracle and you can hear it too, here's what to expect:

* Super special guest Rachael Reynolds talks Sunless Sea, Fallen London, drops some exclusive news involving another dev studio and teaches us how to do interviews

* The team discuss their various engagements, including Simon's fun at Develop, Ste's adventures in Joensuu and Ann's trip to Kelis

* There's some promotion for the not-at-all-confusing third #THIRDSDAY, this time on a Wednesday, i.e. potentially tonight, so see you at The Loading Bar

* Reviews, news, features, letters, etc. And lots of music, talking of which...

Track List:

1. Iron Ore - Sentiment

2. Klamm - Score

3. Calavera - About Us

4. Motionride - Whatever You Wish

Direct download: OLL_21_07_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

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 EDT

In all our nine seasons at One Life Left we've never had a walk out. We've never offended a guest so much that they stormed out of the studio never to return. That run had to break at some point, but we never thought that we could have offended our Super-Special Guest Keith Stuart - the most nicest man in videogames journalism. He came on the show (even though we got him the sack from The Guardian) to talk about his new Kickstarter, which is an excellent book about the Sega Megadrive. But it all turned sour. We thought we were ok to go to Cara's feature, but K Dog didn't like that, threw his headphones to the ground and stormed out. Awkward.

It took all the best efforts of our other Super-Special Guest Simon "Parko" Parkin to persuade him to come back into the studio. Our caretaker has tried to cover the majority of the blow-up, but you might still hear Keith's voice raise slightly and the fear in Parko's voice.

It's a shame because Parko was also on the show to promote a book, not to work on his fledgling career as a counsellor. Parko's book is an illustrated history of 151 games and he doesn't even need a Kickstarter to get it released. He's so edgy! And he owns a boat too! Although he doesn't really know what a meme is.

As well as our SSGs (and no Ste as he was still on his spirit walk in America) we also had features from Cara, Science Officer and Sega Badawi along with an announcement of new features from Philippa Warr, Leigh Alexander and One Life Left's Guy Cocker. There's talk about Ann getting a perm too, but the only way of finding out if the perm will happen is by buying a ticket for the Christmas Party (and attending). They're still available at http://oll.eventbrite.com but at current buying rates they'll be sold out before December so buy now!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://oll.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1429932593889741/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Illustrated-History-151-Videogames/dp/0754823903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384271235&sr=8-1&keywords=simon+parkin
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/sega-mega-drive-genesis-collected-works?ref=home_popular
https://twitter.com/SimonParkin
https;//twitter.com/keefstuart 

Track list:
1. Master of magic theme - Anders Hesselbom/Rob Hubbard
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5089/Anders%20Hesselbom%20-%20Master%20of%20Magic.mp3
2. Delta (main theme remix) - Moonove/Rob Hubbard
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5105/moonove%20-%20Delta%20-%20Main%20Theme%20remix.mp3
3. Jredd - Revolution X/Music is a Weapon
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01679/

Direct download: OLL_11_11_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

It's hard being the class clown, always pretending to be happy and jolly. That nothing in the world can affect you, that you're everyone's friend. Sometimes though... Sometimes it just gets to you. Obviously as we're professional podcasters and radio show presenters you won't be able to notice, but just bear that in mind.

But however you listen to the show - be it through Youtube, itunes or our wesbite you're guaranteed an excellent show especially as our Super-Special Guest is Andrew Hewson from Hewson Consultants! We were a bit selfish in our interview with him and whilst we knew all of our listeners were desperate for his in depth knowledge on SSAP 13 (Accounting for Research and Development), we decided to move away from the Accountancy questions and instead asked him about the good old days of gaming. The days when you could send a cheque through the post and 7-10 business days later you'd receive a cassette through the post with a game on it. The days when you could play Paradroid, Uridium or Pinball Dreams. The days before your heart had been ripped out in front of your peers by someone saying the name "Guy Cocker" on stage.

Ahem.

As well as Andrew (who is writing an excellent book called Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, with a Kickstarter coming soon), we have Science Office, Dr Avatar and Local News. We also answer the question 'What do you do with your close friends?' and perform a live experiment. As long as you're listening to this in November and have an Xbone.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

It's hard being the class clown, always pretending to be happy and jolly. That nothing in the world can affect you, that you're everyone's friend. Sometimes though... Sometimes it just gets to you. Obviously as we're professional podcasters and radio show presenters you won't be able to notice, but just bear that in mind.

But however you listen to the show - be it through Youtube, itunes or our wesbite you're guaranteed an excellent show especially as our Super-Special Guest is Andrew Hewson from Hewson Consultants! We were a bit selfish in our interview with him and whilst we knew all of our listeners were desperate for his in depth knowledge on SSAP 13 (Accounting for Research and Development), we decided to move away from the Accountancy questions and instead asked him about the good old days of gaming. The days when you could send a cheque through the post and 7-10 business days later you'd receive a cassette through the post with a game on it. The days when you could play Paradroid, Uridium or Pinball Dreams. The days before your heart had been ripped out in front of your peers by someone saying the name "Guy Cocker" on stage.

Ahem.

As well as Andrew (who is writing an excellent book called Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, with a Kickstarter coming soon), we have Science Office, Dr Avatar and Local News. We also answer the question 'What do you do with your close friends?' and perform a live experiment. As long as you're listening to this in November and have an Xbone.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Episode 6. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Jenn Frank and one last amazing lineup of guests: Tom Buscaglia (The Game Attorney), John Walker (Rock Paper Shotgun), Mattie Brice (Kotaku / Critical Distance), Doug Wilson (Die Gute Fabrik), Brandon Sheffield (Necrosoft / Insert Credit), Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns (Metanet Software Inc), Teddy Diefenbach (Rad Dragon), Matt Boch (Harmonix Music Systems) and a final, choked-up appearance from Gamasutra Editor-in-Chief Kris Graft.

It's our last episode of GDC 2013, recorded on the show floor at lunchtime on Friday with a tremendous stream of guests, gently interrogated between a few brilliant pieces of chiptune music. Topics include cloning, gender in the videogame industry, finishing (making) games, inspiration, how to behave on walkways, videogame interfaces and the audacity of mimes. It has been an intense, wonderful, voice-shattering week at the Game Developer's Conference and this last hour is a good summary of the atmosphere we've felt throughout -- information and entertainment, random encounters and new friends, smart thoughts and stupid jokes. The single note of sadness is that it's all over for another year. Thanks to all our brilliant guests, to Gamasutra and to GDC and to you for listening. We'll talk to you soon.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_SIX_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Episode 5. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson with Gamasutra representative Frank Cifaldi and another great lineup of interviewees: Seth Louey and Brian Corrigan (Mad Glory), Steve Gaynor (The Fullbright Company), Matt Boch (Harmonix Music Systems), Eric Zimmerman (NYU) and Georg Backer (Hot Sauce).

As the final lectures of Thursday finish, One Life Left convenes another diverse panel to chat some more about life making games in 2013. Topics include the allure of statistics, portals, secrets, storytelling, the Harmonix Music System, Ahhhcade, the perils of presenting at a conference and "swag". We also get to hear the tale of Jason Rohrer's spectacular victory at the final ever Game Design Challenge and Steve Gaynor explains how you put a house in a game. Brilliant bleeps and beats courtesy of chipmusic.org break up the chatter; we'll be back tomorrow with our final broadcast from GDC 2013...

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_FIVE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Episode 4. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and (eventually) Jenn Frank, sitting opposite Gamasutra colleague Christian Nutt and special guests Greg Rice (Double Fine), Patrick Hackett (Double Fine), Bennett Foddy (QWOP, GIRP, Pole Riders), Matthew Luhn (Pixar), Ben Liu (Pocket Gems), Daniel Cook (Spry Fox), and Anna Marsh (Lady Shotgun).

One Life Left's relentless schedule continues with another special show, recorded live on Thursday lunchtime at GDC2013 from our temporary home at the foot of the North Hall escalators in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Topics include how to stay motivated, the creative process in big and small studios, cross-media pollination, mobile gaming, life / work balance, and some more brainstorming around our hug-game "concept". It's midway through the conference, we're losing our voices - our minds have somewhat gone too - but we'll get through this together, team, and continue regret nothing except the limited number of hours in every brilliant day.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_FOUR_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

Episode 3. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson alongside Gamasutra representative Kris Graft  and a wonderful panel of guests: Thomas Bidaux (Ico Partners), Sarah Brin (Curator, Ahhhhcade), Anthony Johnston (writer on Dead Space and Zombie-U), and Cara Ellison (Rock Paper Shotgun)

Day three -- or one, depending on how well you can count -- of GDC comes to a close and One Life Left reports live from a fast-emptying show floor. Topics include Kickstarter, diversity, the challenges in writing for interactive media, the universality of zombies, hugs (again), schedule highlights and how to be disturbing. There's also an unnerving discovery over at the iam8bit stand and the team discover whether they're more interesting than a staircase. Add in some excellent chiptunes and you've got the third episode of our videogame talk show. Three more to come!

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_THREE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Episode 2. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Jenn Frank with today's amazing lineup Michael Pachter (Industry Analyst), Porpentine (Howlings Dogs), Margaret Robertson (Hide&Seek), Michael Brough (Glitch Tank), John Gibson (iam8bit), Chris Remo (Doublefine), Leigh Alexander (writing, singing, dancing, etc), Zoey Quinn (Depression Quest), Justin Who Approached Us And Said We Were Awesome (Telltale), Chris Dahlen (writer, narrative designer).

Our second episode at GDC, recorded live at lunchtime from the foot of the escalators in the North hall at the Moscone Centre. Topics include what we can do with $20, tiny games, two-player games, making people attractive, game narrative, getting jobs, hugging games and depression. A brilliant, diverse panel captures life from the show floor of the Game Developer -- random encounters, smart ideas and stream of consciousness serendipity. Lots of sweet music from the wonderful http://chipmusic.org/, too. This is the first of two shows recorded on the Wednesday -- look forward, or listen forward if you'd prefer, to episode three of six tomorrow... 

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_TWO_COMPLETE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Episode 1. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson with special guests Kris Graft (Gamasutra), Charles Cecil (Revolution), Manveer Heir (Bioware), Jonathon Banks (Telltale), Jenn Frank (Unwinnable / Super Hexagon), Leigh Alexander (LIFE, episodes passim), Frank Cifaldi (UBM), Sarah Elmaleh (Voice Actor, p-pop-teacher) and Matthew Burns (University of Washington).

An introduction to One Life Left and Gamasutra's conference-capturing adventure, recorded live at a small gathering on Tuesday evening on the 34th floor of the Marriott Marquis. Topics include the conference itself, industry inclusivity, education, creativity, art direction, journalism, obscenity, hugs, puerility and combinations therein. A few brilliant chiptunes, the sound of an increasingly rowdy party in the background and the occasional minor technical hitch complete the warm, welcoming, sort-of-competent audio signature One Life Left's tolerant listeners have embraced over the last seven years. Which type of embrace? Listen, decide for yourself and we'll be back with the first show from the show floor very, very soon...

Direct download: OLL_GDC2013_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Work'.

Players:

Jon/Log - https://twitter.com/disappointment
Katy - https://twitter.com/KTsqueak
Matt - https://twitter.com/Jam_sponge
Steve - https://twitter.com/misterbrilliant

Playlist:

1. Diner Dash:
ios - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/diner-dash/id307011863?mt=8
android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.masakapa.workout.mobine&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tYXNha2FwYS53b3Jrb3V0Lm1vYmluZSJd
online - http://www.gamehouse.com/online-games/diner-dash-online

2. Space Station 13 - http://www.byond.com/games/exadv1/spacestation13

3. John Deere Drive Green - http://www.download-free-games.com/pc/john_deere_drive_green.htm

4. Cart Life - http://www.richardhofmeier.com/cartlife/

5. Unmanned - http://unmanned.molleindustria.org/#

Bonus Extra Credit Game:
Every Day The Same Dream - http://www.molleindustria.org/everydaythesamedream/everydaythesamedream.html

Tracklist:

1. The Flight Away - Sega Lounge
http://chipmusic.org/theflightaway/music/sega-lounge

2. Adhrast - The Supernova
http://chipmusic.org/adhrast/music/the-supernova-[wip]-[1xlsdj]

3. Acharis - When You Sleep
http://chipmusic.org/acharis/music/when-you-sleep

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The one thing you can trust with One Life Left is that we are never late, and you'll find this out in today's episode which starts incredibly smoothly and finishes in style (NOTE TO CARETAKER: Edit out the bit where Ste enters the studio late due to British Transport, thereby putting off Simon and causing problems with our CD player). There's no SSG this week, but we can understand this as they're obviously all preparing ideas for own new game that we're writing so that they look silly when they finally do come on the show.

You can also help with the game design too! (Providing you do not expect any financial recompense for any ideas that you come up with and we use) Just send them in to our e-mail address and we'd be only too happy to use them, especially if it means we have less to do.

Simon and Ste had less to do this week as Ann returned to show how to do a proper news feature which in this episode made Simon's excited noise happen. We also heard how Ste stole money from FFOTS Zach Gage, along with features from Derek Williams and Press XY to Continue. So another great episode from One Life Left. Maybe.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Tracklist:

1. One White Noise - Back to Spain
http://chipmusic.org/onewhitenoise/music/back-to-spain

2. Graviton Flux - Nucleogenic Decay
http://chipmusic.org/gravitonflux/music/nucleogenic-decay

3. Jansaw - Smashing
http://chipmusic.org/jansaw/music/smashing

Direct download: OLL_14_01_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

If there's one person that One Life Left chooses to follow as their leader in life other than Taylor Swift or Martin Hollis then it has to be Dean Gaffney. So when we read that he had applied to join MI5 we thought that if we got an actual spy on the show then it would help us in our quest to Be Like Dean.

Unfortunately Simon read the e-mail wrong and booked Matthew Reynolds, gaming editor for Digital Spy. But that actually turned out to be a great decision as we're a radio show about videogames and we're not sure Judi Dench would be able to tell us much about the Wii U (although Nintendo have probably signed her up for an advert).

Matthew tells us what it's like to work for the Internet's fourteenth best website and what the Wii U is actually like to play as Nintendo didn't send us one after that incident with Shigsy we can't talk about. He also manages to avoid staring at Simon's massive coldsore, getting confused by Ste's hungover questioning and the thing Ann did that was literally unbroadcastable.

However, he did let slip about the housewarming party that he's holding on the same day as our Christmas Party. So that's our after party sorted, we just have the hotel lobby and the room to arrange now. 

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Crazyreyn
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk
http://onelifeleft.eventbrite.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/458392150874256/

Tracklist:

1. Jredd - Limitless

http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/limitless-sega-genesis

2. Peekachoo - Pilgrimage

http://chipmusic.org/peekachoo/music/pilgrimage

3. Ocean palace - Tetrahydrocannabinol

http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/tetrahydrocannabinol

4. Hektagon - Tayo

http://chipmusic.org/hektagon/music/tayo

Direct download: OLL_03_12_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

It's not often we have someone on the show who started in videogames around the same time as Simon, usually because they've seen Simon with his top off so often that they refuse to be near him again, but SSG Steve Boxer is a man who is prepared to take that risk. We ask him what it is like to work under a leader/dessert eater like Keith Stuart at the Guardian and the difficulties that were had working under a maker of rudie magazines*. We also told an ENTIRELY HYPOTHETICAL story about Keith Stuart's GTA5 interview.

And at least Steve had somewhere to go after the show as he had been invited to the Codblopsii event. All we had to do was to watch Ste walk around London in his Stockport County kit muttering to himself about Taylor Swift and Westfield. Come on PRs, invite us to your new launch parties, we're totally prepared to sell ourselves for some tiny hamburgers and sixty dollars. And that's to share between us.

Cheerio!

Team OLL x 

* We're trying to not attract the attentions of work filters.

Links:

https://twitter.com/realsteveboxer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2012/nov/12/grand-theft-auto-v-preview-gta-5

Tracklist:

1. Switch-On - Old Abandoned Cave

http://chipmusic.org/switch-on/music/old-abandoned-cave

2. Indiaton - spooked

http://chipmusic.org/spooked/music/indiaton 

Direct download: OLL_12_11_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

It's the third OLL Golld and haven't we come far over these three episodes? Well, we've been on holiday so we've gone far but we're not sure if that counts. Either way you're guaranteed some excellent features in this episode as Raina goes to Funspot, Odds On gives tips and Chiara is still trying to get out of rural Japan. Exciting right?

This episode contains features from the episodes originally aired on 12/06/2006 and 19/06/2006. God, we were so young then :(

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Tracklist:

12/06/2006 - Ms. Snacman
12/06/2006 - Craig 'the Rage' McClelland
12/06/2006 - Raina Lee
12/06/2006 - Professor Game/Doctor Watch
12/06/2006 - Odds On OD
12/06/2006 - Chiara
19/06/2006 - Professor Game/Doctor Watch
19/06/2006 - Craig 'the Rage' McClelland
19/06/2006 - Raina Lee
19/06/2006 - Odds On OD
19/06/2006 - Chiara
19/06/2006 - Derek Williams

Direct download: OLL_GOLLD_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

So it's our second day at Nordic Games and this time we present death from above. Er, we mean Nordic videogame conference news and interviews from above.

Ste tells us what he got up to in his bedroom, Simon tells us about breakfast cutlery and Ann tells us where go to drinking after you leave the after party (again).

We manage to trick a few people into becoming FOTS and get all kinds of EXCLUSIVES from them, but mostly we try to get them to insult Ste's presentation. Simon also tells us about how he wants to get into snuff. We hope he means that thing you sniff and not those types of movies, but if it's only him on the show next time then you'll have your answer.

Thanks again to Nordic Games for allowing us back into their conference, especially after what happened last time we went.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: OneLifeLeft110612_NordicGames.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Now you may think that we're a bit harsh slagging off our rivals that only work through Medium Wave, but at least we don't go as far as Simon's company does to other PR firms. It's mostly the fault of our SSG and FOTS Pete Oliver from Namco Bandai as his Fight Club brings out the alpha male in all of us, apart from Ste and Ann who just want to do karaoke (for a change).

We try to keep the show as Skyrim and karaoke free as possible, but we may lapse into speaking about it for a few brief moments. And it was mostly Pete that caused it. Honest. And he was definitely acting in an official Namco capacity when he confirmed the Xbox Loop and agreed to sponsor the newly announced OLLCON that is being held in January (LEGAL DISCLAIMER: He definitely wasn't. Or was he?)

Old School fans of One Life Left will hear some names dropped that may cause memories in the back of your minds, and two of those come back to do some excellent features. As does Daria who may have cause to worry about one of the returning contributors...
 

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: OLL_28_11_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Remember when we kept annoying you lot by going on about the karaoke? Well we're not going to do the same with our Christmas Party as you'll find out in this week's episode. We even keep our Skyrim talk to a minimum - sixty minutes is a minimum right?

Ste and Simon offer the warmest of non-secrective handshakes and Ann offers her laptop to Tris Defries of Rising Star Games. He tells us about the latest in Japanese games and we try to improve our listening skills by talking over him.

As well as Daria, we welcome the return of Doctor Avatar and Craig 'the Rage' McClelland. And there's also Kory from the Miriam Webster Dictionary Service who helps us soar like an eagle, before making us crash like a bandicoot.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: OLL_21_11_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

No time for explanation as we're rushing out RIGHT THIS MOMENT to record episode 17, which says more about our scheduling than it does about the quality of this episode of One Life Left. Sorry! It's full of stuff about games except mostly not about games, although there really is some stuff about games this time.

 

Including:

++ Ste talks about Game Connection at Lyon

++ Simon talks about X Factor

++ Ann talks. Just generally, she talks

The name of the episode implies we would like you to send us post. That is still true. We would also like you to come to our Christmas Party. Invite inside the show, or on Facebook, or on our Twitter, etc.

Come to our Christmas Party!

love

Team OLL

xx

Direct download: OLL_s06e16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT