Posts Tagged ‘One-Life-Left’

One Life Left: Goodbye Gordon

By Kieron Gillen on June 23rd, 2009.

Walker like Ste. Kieron likes Ste. Jim likes Ste. Is that the time?

One Life Left is back! Well, it was back last week, but we didn’t mention it, because we like to provoke a kind of brooding loathing between us and them, think of us the Sharks and Jets of videogame discourse. Is tragedy going to arise when Anne Scantlebury falls for Walker? Oh, it surely will. Anyway – we decide to mention it this week, because there’s a PC-related song 44 minutes into it, from the oft-amusing Doyouinverts?. It’s about Gordon Freeman of Half-life fame and you can listen to it here. If you skip forward 44 minutes, anyway. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, here’s the mail Ste sent us…
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Review: One Life Left: Music To Play Games By

By Kieron Gillen on December 4th, 2008.

Let's play videogames, indeed.

As I mentioned before, I was at the One Life Left Christmas party last week. Which was quite the thing, as arriving into a room full of drunk people four hours into a session tends to be stressful. So I caught up. I also got into the other reason why they were having a party – launching their first CD, Music To Play Games By. It’s available to buy for seven quid, but you’ll find a review of it and what it’s like beneath the cut. And since this is a games blog, I’m going to keep tight reign on my usual bag of music-critic tricks. That is, I’m going to write-it-not-as-a-wanker. Well, as much not-as-a-wanker as I ever manage.
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RPS Podcast Takeover Prt 2: One Life Left

By Kieron Gillen on November 25th, 2008.

Ooh, I do like a  nice bit of terrain.

It’s not just John who can barge into one of our peers’ expensive recording studios and marvel at their fancy mikes. I was the special guest on the award-nominated One Life Left last night, with comrades Ste Curran and Sir Ann Scantlebury. You can get the podcast here. In it we talk about all the important issues, such as where I was when I heard the PC had died and why anyone would play a Civil War game anyway. Also, talk about the Sugababes. You’ll also find details of the OLL Christmas party, which I’ll be attended on Satuday. Do come! Here’s the link again, in case you read with your mouse-cursor as a guide. Which podcast should RPS crash next, readers?

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Podcast Infiltration: RPS in OLL

By Kieron Gillen on December 5th, 2007.

We don’t have a podcast, despite some people urging us to do one. It would be a mistake, as the shallow pretense of camaraderie would be shattered within four seconds of the mic being turned on when I accuse Walker of being some manner of auto-fellator because he’s such a bad healer. This is the closest you’re going to get.

Tiny image in bottom left is from my comic, Phonogram. Go and get it from shops or amazon or something. I need the money. Really.

One Life Left is 2/3rds of RPS-comrades the Triforce videogame radio show on London’s Resonance FM. You can also download it as a podcast, both from Itunes and the website and… oh, all the usual ways. It’s a podcast. Anyway – they talked me to guest occasionally as a kind of PC games expert and general talking head. During the random Skype chat, I try and avoid saying anything slanderous, insult Ste a bit and generally not pay too much attention as I was playing Armageddon Empires at the same time. My gibberish starts at 43:40, but it’s one of my favourite podcasts so I’d recommend listening to it all. Also, frankly, Ste and Byron say some incendiary stuff about the interaction between the press and the publisher related to the current controversy, which starts about 30 mins in.

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