One Life Left

Definitely the UK's favourite radio show (sort of) about videogames.


Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes.

Take that, The Man because now, somewhere around one hundred and fifty episodes later, it’s in its seventh season and grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings into one of the station’s most valued shows.

Take THAT, The Man. Also take that, British radio standards.

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S04e04 bonus content:

I wonder if the actual, genuine bonus content on other things like DVDs comprises stuff they forgot to do:

#1: I forgot to mention the two conflicting headlines on pages one and two of this week’s MCV. On the front page: ‘Retail is accelerating its own demise with price war’; on page two: ‘Retail hails 360 price slash‘. So the industry is sick of shops discounting stuff, but is fucking over the moon when cheaper stuff sells more. I should have asked Gibbo for her news views.

#2: My Advances Wars murder joke. Ste said I’m not allowed to say it, but this is the Internet and anything goes. That said, it isn’t really a joke, more of an observation. And that is: I wonder what Advance Wars unit the (alleged) murderer liked the most? It would have to be one which has a long movement range, but can only attack those immediately next to it. With hindsight, I’m not sure it would have been that funny.

#3: I also meant to mention my ongoing correspondence with Deb, from the Open Pandora project. I meant to mention this in the slim hope that, as an actual listener, she’ll take pity on my grovelling and send me an Open Pandora for free.

#4: I didn’t take any pictures of Gibbo! That would have got us a few more hits, that’s for sure.

Apologies, listener! I blame the lack of all of the above failing to appear in the Internet’s favourite FM-broadcast European radio broadcast in London on the stress of “driving” the “desk”. It was pretty terrifying, and genuinely made my wrists tingle.