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One Life Left is a radio show about videogames, only not really. We love games but we take them precisely as seriously as they deserve. 99% nonsense and 1% heart-stopping brilliance, they are all supposed to be fun and so are we. We have news, reviews and special guests, sure, but we also play game-related music and we have stupid game-related features like inappropriately dark-hearted poetry, gambling tips and chart news from a market stall. We're on the wonderful Resonance 104.4FM at 7PM every Monday and on the internet all the time, ever, right here.
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One Life Left -- s19e12 -- #385 -- Mufti Day

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:54

The last day of radio term always sees a bit of giddiness among the team. The presenters don't wear their usual radio uniform, you can bring your board games and videogames into the studio (although Simon always brings his Switch in), and Lewis Schaffer brings in cakes for us all to enjoy. But one thing Team OLL never does on the last day of term is go skiving. UNTIL NOW.

Ann decided that instead of doing the final news of the season, she would rather be driven to Italy by her in-laws. This meant that there was a news-shaped hole in our show. Normally this would result in Simon and Ste seeing what was on Eurogamer, but they had planned ahead and got Sega Badawi aka Caretaker Ben down the Skype line to tell them videogame news that was slightly too long for the news jingle. Considering that Ben couldn't hear the jingle and kept losing his place on his script it worked alright. He even provided us with some Nintendo Karen updates.

Once Ben was gone, Ste and Simon had the chance to talk about what they are planning to do over the summer and tried to clarify what the big Gamescom rumour was in 2018. We also booked our first guest of Season 20, made some Marioke announcements (and some pre-announcements), and joined the Slayers Club.

Cheerio and happy holidays! Team OLL x

Links: https://www.instagram.com/whoamiamyouareme/ https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en/ http://www.denki.co.uk/portfolio/autonauts/

Reviews: https://www.konami.com/games/us/en/products/pixelpuzzle/ https://supermegabaseball.com/ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/FINAL-FANTASY-XII-THE-ZODIAC-AGE-1438870.html https://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/EARTH_DEFENSE_FORCE_41_The_Shadow_of_New_Despair/ https://robjinman.itch.io/pro-office-calculator https://store.steampowered.com/app/865270/LIBRARY/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071920/_Foreign_Frugglers/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102030/KLAC/ Another word game

Tracklist: 1. adaMills - Lighthause https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/lighthause 2. 8-BIT Chintendo - Stereophobia https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/stereophobia

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One Life Left -- s19e11 -- #384 -- The Art of The Deal

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:17

As we all know, One Life Left is recognised throughout the world as the longest running videogame radio show and also as one of the most modest radio shows. But sometimes we need some personal thanks. A little realisation that we've done a good job. And this week's Super-Special Guest Nicholas Lovell gave us some Super-Special Thanks in the acknowledgments of his latest book, The Pyramid of Game Design. Getting unconditional thanks is really something that we don't deserve. Ahem.

Nicholas was on the show to talk about his current role, which is Games Director of Hot Wheels ID. It's a way of incorporating your physical Hot Wheels cars with an online gaming experience. The prospect of thinking how to make this as excellent as it could be is what dragged Nicholas out of consulting and back into a full time role. But mostly we tried to think of songs that we could write about Nicholas, as we made a promise to him last time he was on the show.

We also found out what Simon expects from a barbeque, if Ste is drifting, how long adult humans live for, and what Damo has been up to. The most unusual fact we discovered is how often authors get their book sales data. Although the ‘swipe before they wipe' fact was quite close.

Cheerio! Team OLL x

Links: https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell https://twitter.com/gamesbrief https://twitter.com/danctheduck https://www.gamesbrief.com/the-pyramid-of-game-design-designing-producing-and-launching-service-games/

Reviews: http://nightcall-game.com/ http://alteredmatter.com/etherborn/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/739540/Break_the_Game/ https://obradinn.com/ http://bombercrewgame.com/ https://twitter.com/thatskygame

Tracklist:

  1. Coconums - Amalgamy (short) https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/amalgamy-short
  2. Astrolander - Never Late Again https://chipmusic.org/stancoolness/music/george-clanton---never-late-again-8-bit-cover-by-astrolander

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