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Life’s A Game Podcast 21 – Day One Un-Purchase

What if Run DMC were the protagonists in the new Devil May Cry? What wins in the battle between babies and tapas? Can everyone stop being racist? Answers to all these questions and several more await you in the first Life’s A Game of 2013!

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Alright, enough of all that introduction nonsense, who’s actually in this thing?

Edward Price
Site creator and Podcast host; he hoped for an uncontroversial episode for once that didn’t require editing, and instead ended up involved in the most offensive podcast in the series’ history. If he edited most of this episode, it’d just be 20 minutes of talking to himself.
Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Richie Harkness
Creator of The 80s Movie Club. After his various excursions into midget-related rants, this year he’s seemingly moved on and now extolls the virtues of eating tapas over producing and raising children.
The 80s Movie ClubFilms!
Gaminglives PageRichie

Keegan Spindler
Gaminglives, Beefjack and Platform writer; he’s due to be wed later this year, which in Ed’s opinion means there’s plenty of time to get a bouncy castle booked before the big day. What? It’d be awesome!
Twitter@McDoodle42
Gaminglives PageKeegan
The Platform PodcastListen here!

Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster, accidental racist and Indie Developer: He’s currently making a game of Richie’s pitch from episode 17, and you can download it via a link below!
Twitter@TheRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Gaminglives PageRic
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Dire Date – The Dinner Date Mod The “Dire Date” mod
Ric’s New Indie Game!Sad Lonely Studios presents – dry.
Ric’s Prototype for Life’s A Game: The GameMiddle Distance Games presents – Life’s A Game: The Game (Alpha)

Okay, so now I know who’s talking, what are they talking about?

- Games we’ve been playing lately, including Hitman Absolution, Assassin’s Creed 3, DmC: Devil May Cry, Rise of the Guardians, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles, Mario Kart 7 and Saints Row the Third.

- This week’s first “With A Twist…” takes us to the underworld with “What if it was DmC: Devil May Cry, but…?”

- Breaking news occurs as we learn during recording that HMV are going into administration and we discuss none of the good times we’ve had with said store.

- We start the first of our 2012 awards, with Ric giving his “Shook the Pillars of Heaven” award to Sleeping Dogs, with Hitman Absolution and Mass Effect 3 as runners-up, whilst Ric becomes accidentally racist.

- Richie debates whether he should buy Far Cry 3.

- Keegan gives us his award – “The Most Fun You Can Have While Dying” and gives it to Tokyo Jungle. The rest of the gang nominate FTL: Faster Than Light, Worms Revolution and Hannah Montana: The Movie: The Game (even though it wasn’t released in 2012, trust us, we know), as well as why it’s okay for Ric to own the latter game, but not Richie.

- Meanwhile, Ed tries to plan Keegan’s wedding, with unsuccessful results.

- Richie delivers his award – “The X-Factor Audience” and attributes it to FIFA 13, with the rest of the cast nominating Doritos Crash Course (the DLC came out last year so it sort of counts) and Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. The discussion then turns to how weird the Xbox Live community can get and Richie explains why eating Tapas is better than raising a family.

- We bring back “With A Twist” as Ed pitches the cast a new idea for a game (“Fanboys Revenge“), prompting them to build on it with ideas of their own.

- With his game unsuccessfully pitched, Ed presents the final award – “Marmite Wank“, and is immediately caught out for stealing one of Keegan’s ideas and renaming it to something sillier. Regardless, he presses on and names Dishonored as the winner, with other members nominating Halo 4. The discussion then turns into lighting engines and Ed successfully sets Richie off on another rant.

- We end on our resolutions for the forthcoming gaming year and what games we’re looking forward to before saying goodbye via an impromptu Richie pitch called “Tiger Fuck Up” and a guitar solo.

Okay, so every time I predict when there’s going to be a new Life’s A Game, that doesn’t actually go as planned, so… if we say there’s likely to be one next month, that’s probably the most realistic bet.
So, see you soon!

<3 Jokesound

Life’s A Game Podcast 20 – Ketamine Art-Critic

Peter Molyneux having Flava Flav as a hype-man? Far Cry on Jurassic Park? Games, I Guess? Sounds like the Life’s A Game Podcast, out of its awkward teenage years and into adulthood! Woo!

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But what if that’s too futuristic? What if it’s not futuristic enough? Then why not throw space to the walls and embrace technology by streaming the latest episode below this very sentence, before the robots arrive on jetpacks and destroy us all!SKYNET!

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Shouting at you above the noise of the DJ putting on another song you don’t care about are…

Edward Price
The creator of this site and host of this podcast, he’s convinced he needs a hype-man or someone to follow him whilst narrating his life and whispering things in his ear, but can’t decide whether it should be Morgan Freeman, Mike Patton or Jason Statham.
Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Mat Jones
Man in a Banana costume. Writer of many words. I’d heartily recommend them.
Twitter@Pillowfort
Oh No! Videogames!OhNoVideogames.com
BigRedBarrel PageMat
The Oh No! Videogames! Podcast on iTunesSubscribe!

Keegan Spindler
Gaminglives, Beefjack and Platform writer, attempts to describe him result in uttering “He’s so… tall!”. He’s started a podcast of his own, which Ed will one day join, hijack and usurp as his own.
Twitter@McDoodle42
Gaminglives PageKeegan
The Platform PodcastListen here!

Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster and Indie Developer: He made a game of the “Coldplay Presents: Dry” pitch from episode 19, and you can download it via the link below!
Twitter@TheRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives Page -Ric
Download the “Dire Date” mod here!
Ric’s New Indie Game!Sad Lonely Studios presents – dry.

Before someone strides up to the laptop and changes the tunes, the setlist tonight includes…

- The Gang and newcomer Mat telling us what they’ve been playing lately, which includes the uDraw Tablet, Spec Ops: The Line (and the book analysing it: Killing Is Harmless), Chaos On Deponia, The Walking Dead, why Peter Molyneux needs Flava Flava as a Hype-Man, The Darkness II, The Good Life (and why it may have ruined Ric’s Life), and Dishonored (and why it fell short).

- During that discussion, we also contemplate why Peter Molyneux should have Flava Flav as a hype-man, why Bionic Commando’s twists leaves more unanswered questions than it should, and what should be the GOTY, Catherine, Journey or Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock?

- We briefly look at some of the newest releases, including Far Cry 3 and Hitman Absolution, and why its plot contrivances mean that it’s not a good Hitman game, but it’s enjoyable if you’re not a fan of the series.

- We return to our new feature “With A Twist”, with “What if it was the Wii U, but…” and “What if it was Far Cry 3, but…”

- The greatest feature this podcast has ever known – Pitch Time! – is retired, but before it is we celebrate twenty episodes by pitching a game based on our awkward teenage years (resulting in “Angst”, “Prom” (which is inadvertantly similar to the game “Prom Week”), “Submarine”, “Afro”, and “Ketamine Art-Critic) and then pitch an appropriate send-off for Pitch Time! (giving us delights such as “Peter Molyneux Presents: Pitch Time (Featuring Flava-Flav)”, “Pitch Time! (An Adventure Time Rip-Off)”, “Pitch Time! – The Album” and “Pitch”).

-For the final time, Pitch Time! decides the host of the rest of the podcast, and our new overlord changes the name to the “Games, I Guess. Podcast” before calling time on the proceedings.

We’ll be back next month! Honest!

<3 Jokesound

Life’s A Game Podcast 19 – Coldplay Presents Late Night Accountancy

What happens when you combine James Bond, an Awards Ceremony, Pokémon, and an attempt to make a modern horror game? Why, you get the Life’s A Game Podcast!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, your nominees this evening are…

Edward Price
The creator of this site and host of this podcast, he didn’t love Dishonored as much as everyone else seemed to, and now spends his days afraid Corvo will pause time, shoot him with an incendiary bolt and make it look like spontaneous human combustion. It happens!
Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Richie Harkness
Creator of The 80s Movie Club. Look, I’ll level with you, I genuinely thought we were done with the midget thing, but then someone had to go and bring clowns into it too and just. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.
The 80s Movie ClubFilms!
Gaminglives PageRichie

Keegan Spindler
An incredibly tall and amicable South African man who also writes for Gaminglives. He’s also a fairly twisted man who knows how to make horror for a modern audience and isn’t adverse to letting a little bit of power get to his head. His tall, tall head.
Twitter@McDoodle42
Gaminglives PageKeegan

Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster and Kinect owner. He also made a mod for an indie game called “Dinner Date” and plans to change another indie darling into “Dear Sandwich” in future.
Twitter@TehRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives Page -Ric
Download the “Dire Date” mod here!

In our acceptance speech tonight…

- Keegan tells us an amusing anecdote about his friend, photography and the state of the sex industry.

- The gang tells us what they’ve been playing, why Borderlands 2 is like Toblerone, why Ric gets glared at for buying sexy games, how Keegan avoids sleep and why he’d plotting to kill Ed over XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and why Ed’s still been playing Worms Revolution, why he didn’t love Dishonored and why the Walking Dead game is amazing.

- We trundle down the red carpet as Richie sets fire to it due to his intense dislike of the GMAs (games Media Awards), and we decide to give ourselves some trophies instead.

- Richie serenades us with the Goldfinger theme as we talk about movie tie-ins and the recently released 007 Legends, and why Bond’s raunchy sixties outlook wouldn’t fly today.

-Ed introduces a new feature called “With A Twist”, where we examine a series of games and try to add a single twist that’d reshape the title entire. For the inaugural entry, we’ve gotta twist ‘em all with Pokémon!

- The much-loved Pitch Time! tasks everyone with inventing a spooky game based on the horrors of modern life, spawning the future classics “Midgets & Clowns”, “Late Night Accountancy”, “Commitment: The Game” and “Dry”.

- The new host reveals his new feature “Let’s insult Ed for a minute”, to cries of dissent, “this is the dumbest thing we’ve ever done”, and a tear-jerking rendition of So Solid Crew’s 21 Seconds.

Life’s A Game will be back in November with hopefully both the 20th episode and another Spoilercast!

-Jokesound <3