One Life Left's Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST