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One Life Left: Goodbye Gordon

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...

Hey RPS chaps,

Have you been listening to the ALL NEW series of Europe’s favourite gaming radio show, One Life Left? You totally should. Although it lacks new contributions from any one of you (we would love more contributions from any one of you) it is still full of RPS-like game-related nonsense, including (but not limited to) malevolent gaming poetry, game reviews by a seven-year-old girl, poorly-thought-through listener interaction and the best game music too.

The reason I’m writing, though, is to direct you towards something I thought your readers would be particularly interested in. “Goodbye Gordon” is a new song by One Life Left’s beloved house band, The DoYouInverts and concerns PC gaming’s favourite hero. It’s been described as a “Still Alive” for the crowbar generation. By me. Just then.

Obviously the chance to hear it live has come and gone, but thankfully it’s also on the podcast which your listeners can find on iTunes (please subscribe) by searching for ‘One Life Left’, or clicking here or download directly on the website at It’s about 44 minutes in so you can skip all our nonsense, though if you do you’ll miss out on some more brilliant stuff, including a brutal poem about Guitar Hero and an exclusive preview of the new, as-yet-unannounced Lego game.

I hope you’re keeping well. I played Plants vs Zombies the other day! And enjoyed it! Before you know it I’ll be on the grain management flight sim historical shooters 24/7 like you lot.

Your friend,


He is never our friend.

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