Sun, 2 April 2017
It’s the last day for GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra 2017 and we are all very sad, but luckily we have a sofa full of guests to cheer us up.
Today we talk pitches, perfecting vocal performances, and why there is blood on the walls and wine on Kris’ shoe.
Thanks to all our lovely guests, viewers and listeners. See you next year!
On the show were:
Brian Upton, Game On The Rails
Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey, Inkle
Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop
Glen Gathard, Pinewood Studios
Sarah Elmaleh, Freelance Voice Actor
Stephen Barlow, Freelance Voice Actor
James Parker, Ground Shatter
Anisa Sanusi, Frontier
Chris Wilson, Cardboard Sword
Barbara Lippe, Entrez
Direct download: One_Life_Left_x_GDC_Presented_by_Gamasutra_Friday.mp3
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Thu, 2 March 2017
GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is joined by more brilliant guests for our show today. It’s Thursday, so the cracks are beginning to show, but we still managed some great networking. Tune in to find out which business deals we brokered on the sofa today.
On the show today were:
Mike Jungbluth, Volition
Ryan James, Naughty Dog
Rhodri Broadbent, Dakko Dakko
Andrew Maximov, Naughty Dog
Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly
Matt Lees and Paul Dean, Shut Up and Sit Down
Nic Tringali, Bithell Games
Teddy Diefenbach, Square Enix
Robin Arnott, Independent
Colin Northway, Northway Games
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark
Michael Lee, Schell Games
Wed, 1 March 2017
GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live from the show floor, talking to more amazing guests and, for the first time ever, smelling their games.
Tune in tomorrow for more sensory experiences.
On the show today were:
Rebekah Saltsman, Finji
Kert Gartner, kertgartner.com
Rayna Anderson, Eidos Montreal
Itay Keren, Untame
Tanya Short, Kitfox Games
Richard Rouse, Paranoid Productions
Herman Narula, Improbable
Martine Spaans, Tamalaki Publishing
Lisa Brown, Independent
Jenn Sandercock, Inquisiment
Alex Fleetwood, Sensible Object
Tue, 28 February 2017
GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live on the conference floor and we are Twitch streaming together for the first time!
We’re joined by some incredible guests who chat carousels, cash and the coldest GDC on record. Tune in again tomorrow for more.
On the show were:
Gemma Thomson, Kaludoscope
Richard Lemarchand, USC
Holly Gramazio, Matheson Marcault
Mark Cooke, Shiny Shoe
Kenny Young, AudBod
Grant Shonkwiler, Shonkventures
Shawn Allen, NuChallenger
Emily Short, Spirit AI
Soren Johnson, Mohawk Games
Hannah Bunce, BBC
Tanya DePass, I Need Diverse Games
Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games
Tue, 28 February 2017
We’re easing ourselves into GDC week with a low-key hotel room recording, but there is nothing low-key about our brilliant guests.
Adriel Wallick fills us in on how Train Jam went, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer talks to us about his talks this year, Unity’s Kerry Turner tells us what it’s like being on a booth.
We’re also joined by The New Yorker’s Simon Parkin, Shailesh Prabhu from Cape, Mediocre’s Henrik Johansson, and Runa Haukland and Henriette Myrlund from Splash Jam.
If that’s us at low-key, imagine where we’ll be by the end of the week.
Tue, 28 August 2012
We've had no complaints about last week's best of episode (not even from Parko - we must be doing something wrong) so we'll stick with it again. This week we've got the features from the episodes broadcast on 22/05/2006, 29/05/2006 and 05/06/2006.
It's the same contributors as last week except we also have Chiara making her debut. We sent her to Japan to become One Life Left's Japanese Contributor but Ann got the tickets mixed up so she never actually got to Tokyo. Whatever happened to Chiara? We kind of forgot, we hope she's ok :(
Anyway, hopefully you'll enjoy hearing Odds On OD make predictions about the Wii, Raina Lee talking about her blossoming love-life, Doctor Watch's camping and Ms. Snacman cooking. And there's Derek and Craig showing that even six years back they were as amazing as they are now. Is that a compliment or are we saying they've showed no signs of improvement? It was meant as a compliment. Unless Parko thinks we're writing about him again, in which case it definitely wasn't.
Tue, 21 August 2012
So we're on holiday again. But this time we've tried to provide some holiday cover by delving into our archives.
Wed, 18 May 2011
E3 2011 is three weeks away. Or is it? Join Simon, Ann and games industry luminaries Michael French (editor-in-chief, MCV) and Nicholas Lovell (director, Gamesbrief.com) as they:
* Talk about E3s gone by. Learn all about the time Simon heard actual gunshots, the cost of EA's screen, and whether a $7billion party is a good idea
* Spoil E3 2011 by revealing what will be announced. We go there so you don't have to go there.
* Forget to properly credit the music tracks, most of which are from 8BC or YouTube.
Next week, Ste will be back from the pub to present another OLL spin-off. Or is it Ann Life Left? I don't think we ever got to the bottom of it.
Tue, 1 February 2011
Wait! Check your calendars. Is it a Thursday? No. A Friday? Nope. SaturdaySundayWednesday? Sorry.
Maybe it’s Monday at 7:00pm and you are listening live? Then how comes you’re on a bus or a train or running a run or something?
Yep, as a sort-of apology for our recent lack of podcasting urgency, we present yesterday’s show. If you touch it you will see it is still warm.
So, in our penultimate penultimate show of this series:
STE! Banished from the studio for being too damn sexy!
SIMON and ANN! Host!
LEO TAN! Returns.
Fine music is played, members of the games industry who have been honoured by the Queen are threatened with extreme physical violence, and we have four EXCELLENT features.
It is an okay show. 7/10.
Hey, we’re not here next week – but please don’t let that stop you from writing us words, We’ve had few suggestions on how to further our OBE/MBE/C3PO aspirations, so get cracking on those.And if you can't think of anything, write us a letter anyway - we will literally be giving away T-shirts on our next show to people what write us.
See you the week after next!
Simon, Ann (and sexy Ste). xxx
Wed, 15 December 2010
It's the final show of 2010! A time to draw upon everything we've learnt this year and celebrate what a great / terrible year it's been for videogames (which? Help us out). A time, too, to reflect on our personal triumphs and disasters and to produce one more: former or latter, it's One Life Left #138.
In this Episode (which has far more to do with parties than games):
++ Ste and Simon return from three days of drinking at All Tomorrows Parties, stumbling croak-voiced through the episode, guided by Ann and her celebratory mince pies
++ Simon interviews Edgar Wright! That is actually true. The mince pies thing is true too, but still.
++ Ann recalls the best news stories of the year and invents a new party game to do with numbers! She genuinely saves this episode.
Good on her. And good on you, too, for listening to us in 2010. We've had a wonderful time and are totally grateful for all your letters, tweets, comments and downloads. We'll thank you properly at our CHRISTMAS PARTY, which is this Saturday in London. Please come. Facebook link is here:
We'll see you there. Happy Christmas, New Year and everything else,
Ste, Simon and Ann
Tue, 2 March 2010
It's the last of our Half-Minute Hero-inspired news sections. Five stories, super-fast: it's everything you need to know about the last seven days of gaming. Although one is already out of date. Curse this modern world. But enjoy!
Tue, 23 February 2010
It's the third of our Half-Minute Hero news "bites". If enough of you request, we'll issue the last line at normal speed, so you can set it as your ringtone. Enjoy!
Tue, 16 February 2010
Bong! It's the familiar chime of news, but in an unfamiliar setting: welcome to Half-Minute Hero news number two. Five stories, delivered at breathtaking speed, but with the sort of rubbish jokes you've come to if not love then certainly expect. Tune in same time, same day next week as our journey to newsmageddon continues. See you!
Tue, 9 February 2010
Hello! And welcome to the first of four bite-size news features, crafted in celebration of Half-Minute Hero as we try to cram the week's news into 30 seconds. We fail. These podcasts are available on the Rising Star Games Hoshi website (http.//www.risingstargames.com/hoshi), but delivered to OLL iTunes subscribers as a special treat for the ears. Enjoy!
Tue, 8 December 2009
Look, it sounds a bit like MCV, which is where industry gatekeeper and this week’s superguest Michael French works. He’s editor-in-chief, no less: making him, literally, the man in charge of the games industry’s news. Marvel as we give him the customary OLL grilling, and manage to glean literally none of his secrets.
Elsewhere it’s business as usual. We’ve features, chat, a joke (of sorts), music and no Ste: he’s drinking in a holiday camp once again. We secretly suspect he’s a Redcoat . And when we say “secretly” we now mean publicly. No Ste means horrific desk errors, due to a the schoolboy one of not actually numbering the tracks on the CD. Our Twitter Poll (@OneLifeLeft) encouraged us to leave the mistakes in. Blame the listeners, not the broadcasters. You know Chris Moyles records his shows a month in advance, don’t you?
Hey, write us: We love your letters. But if that’s not enough, we sometimes reward those who take the time to correspond with free things – this week, we have PSP Minis D-Cube Planet and Circles as prizes, thanks to the kindness of developer GameShastra. And as we – or Michael – call it: these can soon be enjoyed on the PS3. It would have been another One Life Left EX-EX-EX-excusive if the podcast had been up on time.
Next week: the team reunite, for our last show of the year. And most importantly, the last show before the OLL Christmas knees-up (December 18th, from 5:00pm, with a live show at 8:00pm. The Blue Posts, Rupert Street, Soho). It will be literally unbroadcastable: hear it while you can.
See you soon.
Lots of love
Wed, 2 December 2009
Episode #118 of One Life Left brings the gang back together: Ste's back from Venice and Simon's back from a fact-finding mission to Gamespot. Ann hasn't been anywhere, but that doesn't stop her delivering a world exclusive from nowhere in the letters section... This week they're joined by another special guest. It's one of the secret rulers of the games industry: Steve Owen from Gamespress. Press, you see? Press and gang. Press gang! Right. Rather than spoiling the rest of the episode, which features a bonus Craig the Rage that wasn't in the live show, here are three things you should remember to do in December: 1) Come to our Christmas party 2) Come to our Christmas party 3) Come to our Christmas party. We'll see you there. Music in #114 from the Depreciation Guild. Find us on Twitter / Facebook. Oh, and tell your friends! See you next week. Team OLL xxx
Tue, 24 November 2009
One Life Left – S05e17 – #113 – Special ish
Ann: check. Simon: check. Super-special-guest Neil Long, editor Official Nintendo Magazine: c heck. Ste: ...
Yeah, dad’s away this week, so it’s happy fun party time at OLL Towers, with a special celebration in aid of the 50th issue of ONM, in “shops” now.
Bottles of Blue Nun are downed, cigarettes are smoked out through the toilet window and a couple are discovered upstairs amongst the coats. CALL YELLOW PAGES TO TIDY UP!
Aside from a record – and show – breaking two desk errors, it’s actually business as usual at One Life Left. There are only two songs, mind, so fans of The Killers will have to wait until next week, when we *think* Ste is off again.
Write us: email@example.com
Bye! Bye! Bye!
Mon, 27 July 2009
Summertime and the living is easy. The radio presenting not so much, thanks to the hottest studio since the bad old days of '06 and an impromptu physical challenge. Welcome to a giggly, grouchy, fractious, slightly unbalanced One Life Left. In this week's show: * Returning special guest Leo Tan pops in to tell us about The Gathering, Capcom's nerd sanctuary in London where One Life Left plan to drink and play games for free! * More diaphragm than ever! As the team attempt to complete the whole show standing up as if they were four Chris Moyles, except somewhat more tolerable * Twitter! Wah wah wah twitter this wah wah wah onelifeleft / steishere / byronicman / scanters wah wah wah wah wah. Also you might notice some L/R balance issues, especially in the theme at the end. Stick with it though, there's an Easter Egg there. Music on 101: PLEASE SEND US INTERESTING THINGS. Either phonecalls, emails, letters or whatever. Your contributions (and those of our amazing feature contributors, and the music, and the other bits that aren't us) make the show. So go, go, go.
Mon, 20 July 2009
Hello. Welcome to a very special One Life Left. Why? Because -- OMG -- we're 100. Numbers aside, we've always been 'special', haven't we? And this is every bit as special as our previous, metaphorically and occasionally literally unbroadcastable hours with features, news, reviews, music and game-related nonsense aplenty. In this week's show: * The team sing! It's OK, they get that bit done with pretty early on. The cake comes later. That's not even a lie, * Superguest Jon Hare, creator of Sensible Soccer, one of the greatest videogames of all time, tells us about his new projects, * We actually play Best Worst Game, promise. Also new stuff from Dr Avatar and The Doyouinverts. Music on 100: Cruisin' Mah '95 Pimpmobile by Kulor Le Road To Bordeaux by Thomas Armstrong Facebook / Twitter / Email / Call us (details in the show). We'll see you next week and for a while after that, we hope.
Mon, 29 June 2009
It's been a busy seven days for tawdry, frivolous news, which means it's up to Ann to raise the bar. Can she do it? No, obviously not, but listen to her try: for the third time in four weeks, it's ALL NEW! One! Life! Left!
In this week's show
* Ann gets giggly about celebrity death,
* An official response from the Lego Game Team concerning last week's proposal,
* And the team introduce themselves for the first. Time. Ever.
Plus new features, old features, reviews, music, and a few minor technical glitches. You might also be able to see some video of us somewhere. I'm unclear on how that works. Hm.
Music on 99:
Suspension by Smiletron
I Breath in Black and White by 4Mat
Beat It (Wavedude Remix) by MJ
Facebook / Twitter / Email / Call us about our Episode 100 special. We might see you at Develop, right? Good.
Mon, 23 March 2009
It’s another One Life Left special, as we meet Nolan “the father of videogames” Bushnell ahead of his brilliant BAFTA presentation: “My life in videogames.”
After a quick interview, we’ve the full, unedited session, so you can experience the event as if you were there. Turn off your mobile phones!
Laugh! As Nolan reveals secrets behind the development of Pong!
Cry! As Bushnell reveals some of the things he did wrong when developing the Atari 2600.
Pretend you’re blind and deaf! When you realise the videos weren’t recorded, so you have to imagine what they were like.
It was a top evening, and one you’re all able to enjoy thanks to BAFTA’s generosity.
Keep an eye on the BAFTA site for
more brilliant games-events worth attending.
We’re hoping to do more specials throughout the year, so make sure you’re subscribed through iTunes or the RSS button on the side. It’s our gift to you, because we love you.
Direct download: OLLBAFTA_-_Nolan_Bushnell_My_life_in_videogames.mp3
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Mon, 16 February 2009
Desk checked: check. Guests checked: check. Live in three... two... one...
Joined by Eurogamer editor Tom Bramwell and a genuine, actual One Listener Left from the other side of the world, it’s kind-of business as usual: if the usual is a broken studio recorder (thanks for saving the show, Derek Williams!), friendly racism, and quite a lot of actual chat about videogames and that.
Features include Derek Williams (thanks!), Mathew Kumar (thanks!) and a special As Seen On TV (hmmm), but the highlight has to be three-and-a-half minutes of Craig “The Rage”. Astonishing stuff, which’ll long be remembered after the theme rolls.
Music includes: something from Street Fighter II (or III) HD Turbo Nutter Graphics Edition, a brilliant reader-submitted song, and a dance remix of the Marble Madness theme.
Join us next week when we’ll be welcoming yet another SuperGuest. And the return of Ste, who’ll no doubt have a go at us for not making up an icon or nothing when we were only doing our best, which is patently not good enough.
(PS: Massive, massive thanks to Derek Williams who’s tirelessly pieced together bits from an intermittent feed to ensure this appears in your ears in some capacity. As such, the quality varies – the Internet’s fault, not Derek’s – but it’s uploaded here because surely it’s better than not being uploaded here at all. Thanks Derek!)
Tue, 6 January 2009
It's a reasonably Happy New Year as two-thirds of One Life Left mark their first day back in the office with resolutions, chat, songs, mistakes and one off-the-cuff comment we regret (cut from this podcast; you really should try and listen live).
Yes, OLL is back with a bang, though not as big a bang as it would be had Ste returned from his holidays in time. He's stuck in Lapland, arguing with Father Christmas about the existence of Peter Molyneux.
So cue emergency call to I'm Dave Green, who ably fills Simon's shoes whilst Simon occupies Ste's red high heels and pretty dress.
This week's show is filled to the brim with actual gaming chat about games, a special "best-of" 2008's news special with Ann (who's ill), a special Derek Williams' Free Market Economy with Derek Williams (who's poorly), a very special Craig "The Rage" McClellan with Craig "The Rage" McClellan (who's sick), a distraught Taliah, and, well, spoilers etc.
One thing we're certainly not spoilerising is the identity of our incredibly incredible special guest next week, who's reasonably certain he'll make it. A few clues inside; join the speculation on the forum, but whatever you do, do send us stuff to ask him or her (it's him).
Music this week is:
• An excellent Super Shinobi/Madonna mashup by Brian Flanagan (cut
short on the show: download the full version from the site shortly)
Apologies to those who sent musical contributions (and we're unsure of whether we can name); we should have played your songs, but Simon panicked at the desk and forgot his running order. They're in the bank, so to speak.
Normal service will be resumed next week, when Stephen! returns, just in time to welcome (hopefully!) our very, very, very special guest.