One Life Left's Podcast

We still don't have a Simon this week, and there's not even another Simon to replace him so it's just Ann and Ste hosting today. This means that tops stay firmly on, but Ste does get his legs out for the listeners.

And perhaps it's the air to his knees that caused him to temporarily confuse our Super-Special Guest Brynley Gibson with Britney Spears, although Brynley wearing the schoolgirl outfit didn't help.

What did help was Brynley bringing in Art Academy, the latest game he has executive produced for Headstrong Games. Ann hasn't picked up a pencil or pen since her last Ann Art feature so she needed some tips and tricks which Art Academy provided.

That means that Ann Art has returned so if you can identify all of her videogame drawings from Ste and Brynley's descriptions then e-mail us and you could win a prize.

But surely having a show with all these features and Derek Williams and Dr. Avatar means you have already won?

Team OLL x


1. MilLs Dj - Cosmic Crash
2. NUCLACE - Over Encumbered
3. Balloon Bear - Untitled Demo
4. Jellica - Tat do I is Owl

Direct download: OLL_30_07_2012.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Finally, everything is back to normal. No legal issues causing us to miss a week, no trips to Sweden or San Francisco breaking up the series. So let's have a roll call. Ste? Check. Ann? Check. Simon? Check - wait - you look different Simon. For one thing you have your top on. And you also have a Pong tattoo on your arm.

Oh, of course! Simon Byron had booked the day off for holiday so instead we welcome EOTS/FOTS/SSG/G Simon 'Parko' Parkin. He explains the differences between writing for Eurogamer and writing for the Guardian in such a way that it's likely he won't be employed by either of them anymore. But they should keep him employed as we think his failed poetry method of reviewing is great.

The features this week are the excellent Derek Williams, Craig 'The Rage' McClelland and Duncan Timiney. That is: they're all excellent. Not just Derek. Please don't send in any more letters of complaint. Unless they're about Parko.

Our listeners sent in a load of prospective tattoos for Parko to add to the Pong one. Which one did he choose? The only way to find out is to listen to this episode.

Team OLL x



1. Je mappelle - Lobby

2. Axilion - Behaviour

3. AnthRamen - Nocturnal Bits

Direct download: OLL_23_07_2012.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Ok, so in our last episode the guest cancelled on us (but we had the excellent Mike Bithell to replace him). Luckily we had no problems this week, well apart from from Ste nearly missing the show due to the trains being English and therefore rubbish. And we suppose not having a show last week could be classed as a problem. Unfortunately our legal team have stressed that we can't reveal why it was cancelled, all we can do is say that the London 2012 Olympics Committee have yet to announce the Official Videogaming FM Radio Show of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Luckily our Super-Special Guest had no problems getting into the studio, which meant that we were happy to have New Star Games' Simon Read on the show. We took him on a tour of how his excellent iOS/Android/PC game New Star Soccer is rated around the world. He also dropped a few EXCLUSIVES! for us, but these EXCLUSIVES! are now becoming second nature for us.

And along with our Super-Special Guest, we had Derek Williams, the welcome return of Doctor Avatar and the equally as welcome return of thedoyouinverts. Surely this must have been worth the extra week's wait? Well, what if we told you someone other than Ann reads out a news story? Thought that would work.

Team OLL x


National Broadcast Network - Sonic Revenge Squad

Unicorn Dream Attack - An Offering

Kubbi - Last Save Loaded

Direct download: OLL_16_07_2012.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

It's another amazing episode of One Life Left this week and we're proud to announce that Randy Pitchford is on our to show talk about Borderlands 2 and - sorry, what? He'd rather spend more time with his family? What are we going to do now? Who would be stupid enough to come on our show and the very last minute? Perhaps we could ask Danny Wallace, if he wasn't too busy ignoring his roots...

It's another amazing episode of One Life Left and we're proud to announce the welcome return of FOTS and helmer of the excellent Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell. Well, he helmed it, but it was mostly our idea. You'll find out in the show if Ste can manage to stop Mike talking about himself and 'his' game for one minute. Tsk, anyone would think he was the guest or something.

And slowly but surely the regular features are starting to return. As well as Derek Williams, we see the season returns of Craig 'The Rage' McLelland and Duncan 'Week O' Wiki Wah Wah' Timiney. So there's your OLL guarantee of excellence (no claims can be made if this guarantee is not met).

Team OLL x


Not links:

Downstate - What Sarah Said (
NationalBroadcastNetwork - Arcade Empire (
Je Mappelle - Red Gateway (
Nonfinite - Salvage Spirit (

Direct download: OLL_02_07_2012.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT