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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One Life Left — s05e15 — #111 — Biology and History

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Warning: the following episode of One Life Left contains Biological / Historical terms some people may find offensive. Listener discretion is advised.

As a dedicated listener to One Life Left you’ll know we often go to great lengths to secure exclusives. In this case not just by having two Nintendo representatives as special guests on the show (Wii HD confirmed???) but by going back in time and getting Ste to Creatively Direct a game that’s just been announced for Xbox Live and allowing Ann to give ask him ex-ex-exclusively about it.

What game? Chime. Chime is the first game from One Big Game, a charity initiative led by tall, handsome ex-Guerilla guy Martin de Ronde. The idea is that a developer donates a game and some production time, is backed by donations from whatever other organisations publishing that game would require (QA, audio support, and so on) and all the proceeds from sales of the game go to charity.

In this case the developer is Zoe Mode, the games studio where Ste is Creative Director. This week Ste had to do interviews with the press which left him a bit rattled by misquotes and even worse) misnaming. You could call it karma; Simon and Ann call it AMMUNITION.

Also in One Life Left One One One:

++ Rob and Rob from Nintendo chat about new Mario, new Zelda and the Wii’s virginity
++ OLL are generally furious at Activision for not getting invited to the Modern Warfare 2 party
++ Ann doesn’t seem like herself. She’s probably distracted by the play she’s in at the moment, right?

Music (uncredited in the show thanks to incompetence, genuine apologies):

The Grand Scheme by RushJet1
French Whores by misfitchris

Download the MP3 directly here.

See you next week!

Team OLL
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2 Comments

  1. Mike Brown says:

    Cor! Ann sounded sexy this week didn’t she? Well.. not so much at first, but after the news she sounded well hot.

  2. Poita says:

    Something weird and kind of cool happene to me last week. I don’t know if this has happened to anyone else but here’s what it was.

    I was on my way home late at night on the subway here in Seoul, Korea. The train wasn’t so popppulated and i was listening to a bit o Beethoven on my mp3 player as i stood by the doors. The train pulled into a dimly lit and pretty empty station and as it did i’d just sellected last weeks OLL podcast. Then as the doors opened i heard an echoey, tanoy style “Resonance, this is resonance”.
    Now, I didn’t know what station it was (turned out to be the oddly named ‘racecourse station’) but i was pretty sure there was no station called Resonance in the Seoul subway system. Plus, the generally announce the station in Korea before going on to English, Japanese and Chinese.
    I soon realised that it was a station id of a different kind. Weird the way it happened just as the doors of my subway train opened though. Well cool it was.

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