One Life Left's Podcast

It's been a long, long, long, long time - possibly even a record breaking amount of time - since we had anyone else on the show with us but here we are, finally, with a Super-Special Guest! This week we are joined by Brynley Gibson from Systemic Reaction! 'Nuff said!

We also managed to find some newsworthy news despite it being yet another quiet week, likely due to some new consoles being released or something. Though we're not being sent any freebies so maybe we won't mention them...

Anyway, don't forget to get your letters in to us at team@onelifeleft.com for inclusion in future episodes!!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/brynleygibson
https://avalanchestudios.com/divisions/systemic-reaction
https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/

Reviews:
https://rocksteadyltd.com/#arkham-knight
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-legend-of-zelda-links-awakening-switch/
https://noitagame.com/
https://annapurna.ai/games/i-am-dead

Tracklist:
Resilience by AmateurLSDJ
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/resilience
A Garden Impure by Feryl
https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/a-garden-impure

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_7.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Is this a World Record number of shows with no Ann or SSG? We're not sure but it probably is. Let's run with that. We battle on in the face of adversity and impending console launches to bring you yet another episode of the Longest Running Video Games Radio Show / Podcast in the World!

It's good to talk and we love hearing from you - it gives us content for the show, as well! So get your letters in to us at team@onelifeleft.com 

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Reviews:
https://bethesda.net/en/game/dishonored
https://www.torchlight3.com/en/about/

Tracklist:
Spectre '95 by Hyperdemon
https://chipmusic.org/hyperdemon/music/spectre-95
Jalapeño Peach Panini by Bloerb
https://chipmusic.org/bloerb/music/jalapeo-peach-panini

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_6.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

We're still stuck in our homes, missing the studio and "normal" life in general as the country stands on the edge of a precipice of yet more lockdowns! Still no Ann or SSG this week but we hit the hot topics of the day plus "deep dive" into Genshin Impact and gacha mechanics. Plus all the regular features you know and love!

Please keep your letters coming in - team@onelifeleft.com Remember we currently record these episodes on Sunday evenings so aim to get them in to us before then.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Reviews:
https://bethesda.net/en/game/dishonored
http://www.mossmouth.com/spelunky2/
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/death-stranding-ps4/

Tracklist:
Loop by Dissimulation
https://chipmusic.org/Dissimulation/music/loop

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_5.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 8:03am EDT

Welcome to One Life Left, a radio show about video games! There's still no Ann or SSG this week but we do start the show talking about video games this week, and there's live(ish) professional games commentary action on a few rounds of Super Mario Brothers 35 on the Switch! 

Also remember we love getting letters so please zap an email to team@onelifeleft.com and you might hear your words read out on the next episode!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Reviews:
https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons?isLocalized=true
http://www.mossmouth.com/spelunky2/

Tracklist:
Spectre '95 by Hyperdemon
https://chipmusic.org/hyperdemon/music/spectre-95
The Wizard by CastleNes
https://chipmusic.org/CastleNes/music/the-wizard

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_4.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Hullo! Still no Ann or SSG but we battle on regardless, two stalwarts of the gaming industry vs the post-covid world! Here is episode 3 of the "Lockdown Season", or episode 24 of season 20, or episode 409 in total (not including Lost Episodes etc...) - a subject that could be debated by future historians for years upon unearthing an archive of OLL episodes on a dusty old hard drive found down behind an Ikea rocking chair that nobody seemed to want...

Speaking of, if anyone wants an Ikea rocking chair, do let us know!

This is One Life Left, a radio show about video games! Is the sound quality better this week?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/

Reviews:
https://mafiagame.com/mafia/
https://www.thealmostgone.com/
https://www.monsterexpedition.com/
https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/

Tracklist:
Bolt by Moldeiner
https://chipmusic.org/Moldeiner/music/bolt
Dream Catastrophe by Dissimulation
https://chipmusic.org/Dissimulation/music/dream-catastrophe

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_3.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

This week we discover the top 3 items for panic buying during lockdown were, in fact, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Ring Fit Adventure! Who would've thought?! We also drag memories of The Generation Game back from the depths, consider buying the PS5 Tape Deck Edition and discover Ste's one and only video game purchase from Morrisons! It will astound you!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Reviews:
http://paradisekiller.com/
https://www.bulletsperminute.com/
https://www.monsterexpedition.com/

Tracklist:
Oi I'm Back by Cuby The Box
https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/oi-im-back
Lost Cat by Feryl
https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/lost-cat
Bolt by Moldeiner
https://chipmusic.org/Moldeiner/music/bolt

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_2.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

After the longest break in OLL history, the team are back! Well, two of us are - Get well soon, Ann! Recorded from the comfort of our own homes, amongst other things we ponder why Eastenders tried to ignore covid, how good a deal the new Xbox is and how much money we'll spend on Nintendo with the upcoming release of "Super Mario 3D - (Almost) All (of the) Stars"! Not forgetting Simon's magic laptop cover.

Covid-19, the lockdown and coping in a "new normal" world can't keep us down!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.twitch.tv/stecurran
https://www.twitch.tv/singmaraoke/

Reviews:
https://www.quanticdream.com/en/detroit-become-human
https://www.iceberg-games.com/radical-relocation/
https://tombraider.square-enix-games.com/en-gb
https://www.spinchthegame.com/
https://supermegabaseball.com/
https://pgatour.2k.com/
http://www.curve-digital.com/en-us/games/featured/49/hotshot-racing/
http://paradisekiller.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1285160/Depanneur_Nocturne/

Tracklist:
Lost Cat by Feral
https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/lost-cat

Direct download: OLL_LOCKDOWN_1.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Who doesn’t watch the Watchmen? It’s one of the most iconic questions of all time, and we finally answer it in this episode.

Other questions that we asked are:
- Did Ste get any disapproving looks over the weekend?
- What is Simon not going to do in San Francisco?
- How many consoles do the RNIB own?
- What is Simon’s latest purchase?
- What are the ingredients of pasta?
- Did Ann break her Switch?
- What is pre writing?
- How many tweets do you need to prove Simon wrong?
- What’s happening with GDC Maraoke?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/
https://candybox2.github.io/candybox/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fasho.gravity&hl=en_GB

Reviews:
https://www.mediatonicgames.com/game/murder-by-numbers
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/dragon-quest-xi-s-echoes-of-an-elusive-age-definitive-edition-switch/
http://www.lockpickle.com/

Tracklist:
1. Sanczo Zapiekanka - tri2
https://chipmusic.org/Sanczo+Zapiekanka/music/tri2
2. Lakitunes - End of the Day
https://chipmusic.org/Lakitunes/music/end-of-the-day

Direct download: OLL_09_03_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

No Super-Special Guest this week, but we did have Simon ‘Two Mics' Byron in the studio which we weren't expecting, and neither was he. But why was he in the studio, and did it have anything to do with Ann's big news story?

We planned an OLL Road Trip/Roadshow, but I wasn't invited so I'm not really that bothered about it. In fact I was accused of being the OLL Super-Spreader, which I could be offended by, but I think it's the OLL equivalent of the Tiswas Phantom Flan Flinger so I'm taking it as a compliment.

We also found out which of the team had been inappropriate at work, worked out if a car was cosmetic, and decided if we were on the side of Netflix or Chooseco.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://discord.gg/6bzswZM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson
https://www.coopinnovations.co.uk/games/spaceteamvr/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6baUgSXXpaY

Reviews:
https://jeremycouillard.itch.io/jef
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lifeslide/id1472966619
Simon's Handheld
https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Cannonball
https://louisrigaud.itch.io/iris-and-the-giant

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Resilience
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/resilience
2. Lakitunes - End Of The Day
https://chipmusic.org/Lakitunes/music/end-of-the-day

Direct download: OLL_02_03_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

The mystery of the missing stamps is still ongoing. Or, for the returning Ann, it starts today. Given the recent announcement of a price rise this means that the absent package will be worth 8.5 percent more at the end of the month than it did when they were first sent. If we don't find them by the end of the year they will be likely worth millions.

We tried to work out if Switches were stereotyped, didn't try to work out what the plural of a Switch is, Ann forgot and then remembered a very good joke, and Simon got a bit upset about the Geforce Now. We also learnt about a cross promotion that Angry Birds was doing, but given it was Angry Birds maybe we should have said it was a very cross promotion. Clever wording we know, cheers.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.gdconf.com/
https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke/status/1232681780412604417

Reviews:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tint/id1451786388
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213550/Devils_Kiss/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1060600/Lair_of_the_Clockwork_God/
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/DRAGON-QUEST-XI-S-Echoes-of-an-Elusive-Age-Definitive-Edition-1514406.html#
https://www.skookum-arts.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1033220/The_Amazing_Shrinking_Giraffe/

Tracklist:
1. Dante's dmg- 2020
https://chipmusic.org/9-Heart/music/gelegenheitsmusik-lsdj
2. Dumbug (UK) - Wonky
https://chipmusic.org/Dumbug+%28UK%29/music/wonky-[nanoloop27wip]

Direct download: OLL_24_02_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

What do you do for videogame news when your HR director/first choice newsreader is on approved holiday? Normally we would go to our second choice local newsreader, but he was watching 1917 for his 40th birthday and couldn't really be bothered to write anything (see also: all Local News features for the past two seasons). This meant Ste and Simon had to resort to crowdsurfing the news instead. Of course, they could have spent ten minutes writing some jokes themselves, but where is the fun in that.

Unfortunately for the show, but luckily for the prospective guest, and unluckily for Simon's affections we didn't manage to get a Super-Special Guest this week. This meant that we had some additional time to talk about VR and how it has changed over the past few years, but more importantly we spoke about how Ste has damaged VR headsets over the years.

We also explained our innovative ways that we loaded games in the past, tried to work out where our post was, and had a Mario Tennis review rally.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLj-xibrpoM
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/vr-bundle
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083chrx
https://noblefailure.org/

Reviews:
https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/
https://www.bigant.com/all-game-list/ao-tennis-2/
https://hempuli.com/baba/
https://thewitcher.com/en/thronebreaker-witchertales
http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-quest/

Tracklist:
1. Acidic Void - End of Summer 98
https://chipmusic.org/AcidicVoid/music/end-of-summer-98
2. Sharp Edge - Climbing for Flowers
https://chipmusic.org/SharpEdge/music/sharp-edge---climbing-for-flowers

Direct download: OLL_17_02_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Sorry for the late upload this week, real life got in the way for the Caretaker. In theory next week should be ok, but he also thought that this week was going to be fine so we'll see how that forecast goes.

In terms of this week's episode we didn't have a Super-Special Guest, but we did have a Super-Special Ann. We spoke about Ste and Simon creating content, we worked out what our individual Beat Saber styles were, and Simon saved the planet. Short intro we know, but if we go any longer this won't be uploaded until Sunday.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/
http://www.thetriforce.com/
https://meditations.games/
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cjcsurreyhalf

Reviews:
https://housemarque.com/games/resogun
https://vrwalkingdead.com/
https://cloudheadgames.com/pistol-whip/
https://www.megacrit.com/
https://games.sega.com/supermonkeyball/

Tracklist:
1. Cuby The Box - Bit Crush
https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/bitcrush
2. Scanian Wolf - The Exclusive Animal Forest Animal Winter Party
https://chipmusic.org/ScanianWolf/music/the-exclusive-annual-forest-animal-winter-party

Direct download: OLL_03_02_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

After a break last week due to illness, work, and work illness two of the team returned to the studio to open double post, say testicle on air and work out how many countries there are. And by countries we might mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right. Or maybe we don't.

At least we had Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam Games in the studio as a Super-Special Guest. She spoke about her latest game Astrologaster, which is based on the real-life story of Simon Foreman, who claimed he could cure the plague by reading the stars. Unfortunately Astrologaster is such a good game that it resulted in Jennifer being cyber-stalked by Ste (from a safe, respectful distance). Next time, if you don't want to have Ste's attentions don't make a funny game, and don't include madrigals for each character in your game. It worked for the creator of Bangman.

We also played news snap, entered a new word into the Official OLL Style Guide, and tried to figure out what E3 activations are.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nyyjen
https://twitter.com/nyamyamgames
https://www.eagexpo.com/
https://actualrealityarcade.wordpress.com/

Reviews:
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Complete-Edition-1575086.html
https://www.oculus.com/quest/
https://www.oculus.com/vader-immortal/
https://beatsaber.com/
https://www.thebinarymill.com/gunclub_vr.php
https://www.tangletowergame.com/
https://www.patreon.com/sokpop
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12658/Sokpop_Deluxe_Games/
https://www.humblebundle.com/g/temtem

Tracklist:

  1. Coconums/Polterheist! - Infancy
    https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/polterheist!---infancy

Direct download: OLL_27_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

It's our 400th episode! To celebrate this non-provable fact we managed to successfully not answer any questions that our listeners sent in, launched the RIO scheme, and invented a new stamp.

More importantly, we had Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games on as a Super-Special Guest. She was on to advertise the already sold-out Games For Good event, which is about how games can actually be for good. We already knew about this (see: Bangman) but it's still good to hear. Plus it means that you are all ahead of the curve to book tickets for the second annual Games For Good.

Ann also managed to get some good exclusives out of Deb around what games Space Ape is working on. We're looking forward to colourful years ahead.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/games-for-good-tickets-83781164719
https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames
https://twitter.com/debmensahbonsu
https://www.playdiaries.com/

Reviews:
https://thewitcher.com/en/witcher3
https://callofjuarez.com/
https://goose.game/
http://www.mychildlebensborn.com/
https://divinity.game/
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Tracklist:

  1. adaMills - Smooth Rider
    https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/smooth-rider
  2. Mystery Stain - Hydrochloride
    https://chipmusic.org/mysterystain/music/hydrochloride-[lsdj]

Direct download: OLL_13_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

We all know that the people who read this part of the podcast are more involved in OLL Lore than the average (Yo) Joe, so you might be able to answer a question that Team OLL have never been able to successfully do. Does a new season of OLL start after the Christmas break, or only after our summer holidays (like school)? Our methodology has changed over time, which means that we've been going for nearly 14 years yet have 20 seasons under our belts. 21 if you count this as a new one. Which we aren't. Yet.

But anyway.

Our first show back for a new decade sees the full team in the studio to talk about New Years parties, the best way to make roasties, and how we would all check games. We also had a news quiz, found out that Ste is a snitch and had a live GDC Maraoke update.

Next week is our 400th episode. Unless you count those OLL Knights episodes, or the literally unbroadcastable ones from GameCity. Anyone want to become the Official OLL Librarian?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://gamesdonequick.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/588786941954588

Reviews:
http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-dig-2/
https://toast.gg/
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Dr-Kawashima-s-Brain-Training-for-Nintendo-Switch-1656777.html
https://divinity.game/
https://beatsaber.com/

Tracklist:

  1. Tsuwami - Resolution
    https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/resolution
  2. amateur lsdj - Blasphemy
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/blasphemy

Direct download: OLL_06_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT