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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Challenge Ann #2: Bringing down Gamestation

You may remember this challenge from a few weeks ago. I was outraged, furious, incensed! Gamestation were selling a Gears of War 2 bundle featuring a replica Gold Lancer Assault Rifle for £130 in these times of frugality!

Pretty shocking, I’m sure you’ll agree. So angry was I that I left it three weeks to get in touch with them. From what you’re about to read you’ll understand why that three weeks was a good idea. I could have said anything back then.

So here it is, my stand for society and sensitivity in what people are now terming a ‘recession’:

Dear Gamestation,

 

How are you? Good? Great. Now the niceties are over I intend to get down to business pretty sharpish.

 

I read in the news, probably on eurogamer.net, about 3 weeks ago, that you were selling a Gears of War 2 bundle featuring a replica Gold Lancer Assault Rifle costing one-hundred and thirty pounds.

 

To say I was outraged would be an understatement. What a blatant show of frivolity considering the current economic climate. When my crunchy nut cornflakes are served with side of credit crunch every morning this is something I couldn’t let lie. Is a replica Gold Lancer Assault Rifle going to be of any compensation to a cleaner at one of the big banks who’s been made redundant? I hardly think so.

 

Since I have taken a while to contact you it would seem that the bundle is no longer available on your website. I hope this is because you came to your senses and realised how insensitive the product was and not because I am ill equipped to use the search function.

 

Also, ‘Fat Chris’? We’re in the middle of an obesity epidemic. Has Jamie Oliver taught us nothing?

 

I look forward to a more sensible approach to your products and marketing in the future.

 

Regards,

 

Ann

 

 

 

How are they going to come back to that? I guess we wait and see.

Oh, wow. That was quick. Gamestation are in my inbox already. Clearly they get the issue.

Dear Customer
Thanks for getting in touch; we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer to your query.
Some of our more common queries are detailed on the web site help pages
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Help/
For questions about which countries we deliver to:
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Help/FAQ/#q3
Lost password?:
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Account/LostPassword/
You can track orders here:
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Help/TrackOrder/
Don’t worry if these don’t answer your query, we will respond to your question or request as soon as we can.
Please note that we are currently receiving a large volume of Customer Services queries – we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Thank you for shopping at gamestation.co.uk

Gamestation Customer Service

Gameplay (GB) Ltd. trading as Gamestation.co.uk
Company Registration No: 03221027
Company Registered in England
Registered Address: Unity House, Telford Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6YJ

Not quite what I was after, but it’s a start.

I haven’t forgotten about Challenge Ann #1: CB Radio. I have a plan. No jumpsuits yet.

See you tomorrow for some radio!

Ann

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