One Life Left's Podcast

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...

Team OLL x

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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.

Team OLL x

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We may go on about the latest Big New Game a bit too much in this episode. But we find time to stop talking about COD:MW3 and mention Skyrim a few times. Well more than a few times. In fact we mention it so much that our recording cut out for thirty seconds partway through Ste's review of Skyrim, but we feel confident that this won't affect your knowledge of Skyrim. You might not realise how much Ste likes to drink in parks though. If we get the FULL UNEDITED review then we'll make it available, although we might have to improve our sneaking skills so we can get it past The Man first.

As well as impressing Ann with our Skyrim talk, we also have Nik Blower from Nordic Games on the show and he seems just as into Skyrim as Ann does. He manages to pull us away from Skyrim for a few moments so that he can talk about his new We Sing game. However, he fails to tell us that Muenchner Freiheit are on We Sing Deutsche Hits (except it's not Keeping The Dream Alive - fingers crossed for the sequel though!).

The majority of our contributors were too busy playing Skyrim to send anything in this week, but Daria managed to get something to us. It was, as usual, amazing. But not as amazing as Skyrim.

Team OLL x

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Surprisingly, despite two of the team being within lawsuit distance on J Bieber we don't go on about him all episode and instead talk about videogames. Yes, it's that time of year when the Christmas lights go on, tops come off and One Life Left actually mention games.

After having no super-special guests we go overboard this episode with both Oli Clarke Smith and Phil Crabtree from Quarter Punch Circle Game Works in the studio and also Jen from The Bike Show making a cameo appearance. Whilst Oli and Phil were perfect guests talking about their excellent game Wonton 51, Jen was a totally different proposition. Why did she keep making notes when Ste was moving the faders? Why did she keep talking into the collar of her jacket? What reason could she have for leaving the show part way through? We'll make sure to ask her when we have lunch with her at the sushi restaurant she's invited us to.

As for contributors we've got three of those as well. Daria turns all Rory Bremners on us and shows her amazing range of voices, Odds On OD gives us some useful tips and Craig sends us all back to our University dorms through his poetry.

Team OLL x

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First off, we're sorry. You'll find out why in this week's episode.

Secondly, we're really sorry. Because we didn't have a guest booked for this week's episode so we have to talk about what we got up to in the week.

Thirdly, we're really, truly sorry. For ruining our annual pilgrimage up to the Midlands (Nottingham is as far north as Ann is prepared to go*) with drunken antics and flower based shenanigans.

Hang on, apart from the flower bit (which totes wasn't our fault) don't we do this every episode after Gamecity? Oh yeah, it's all coming back to us now! Anyway, in between blurry, drunken memories Daria and Duncan help us understand Halloween in Russia and Rivalries in games (no mention of us versus Eurogamer though).  Ariel answers another question from a listener sandwiched between some bleeping noises and Ste also gives the definitive Uncharted 3 review that will blow the whole games industry open!

Team OLL x

* Although we hear our caretaker works in the website mines in Yorkshire. He is a braver man than us.
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