After recovering from this year’s E3, Life’s A Game takes a look at the ongoing sexism in games debate, pokes fun at the “Misandry In Videogames” debate, gets rich off of Kickstarter and even takes some time to talk about what they saw at E3 2012…
As always, there’s more!
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You know how I said earlier that you don’t have to keep coming back here if you don’t want to? Well, if you did that then you’d miss out on these amazing outtakes from the episode that were so good we couldn’t possibly let them go unheard!
The Dulcet Tones Rocking You Gently This Episode Are…
The creator of this site and host of this podcast… or at least that’s what it says on his name tag. After going to E3 for the first time earlier this month, he now spends his nights laying awake and pining over his lost love… The Cheesecake Factory.
Twitter – @Jokesound
Gaminglives Page – Edward
Head Honcho of Gaminglives.com, head-butter of nuns and editor of words. Plus, she’s an actual woman, which makes tackling the tricky issue of sexism in games a lot easier, I’d imagine!
Twitter – @Sketchstone
Gaminglives Page – Lorna
Sketchstone – (Sketchstone.com)
He’s the man they call Zero, and an unfortunate soul who had to put up with Edward for a whole week in E3. Luckily, this made it a lot easier to get him onto the podcast to discuss it. Cos, you know, Stockholm Syndrome. Plus he went to E3, lucky sod.
Twitter – @ZeroMark26
Gaminglives Page – ZeroMark
Creator of Signposted Disaster and demolisher of fourth walls. Thanks to this episode’s pitch segment, he’s decided to do a brand new Kickstarter project of his own in order to achieve internet fame, which is kind of like going on Big Brother except more people threaten to rape you. You can donate and/or pledge to it via the link below, and even appear in an episode as yourself!
Twitter – @TehRicass
Ric’s IndieGoGo Project – Gayme Over? – Click Here To Pledge
Signposted Disaster – signposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Do – nuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives Page -Ric
Want To Know What Happens This Episode? We’ll Tell You!
- This week is kicked off as it always is, with what we’ve been playing. We start with Mark’s futuristic heroism on Ghost Recon before Lorna gets down and dirty with Deponia, Ric discusses replaying Penny Arcade Adventures over and over again for internet recognition, before Edward drives cars in a circle in the name of F1 Online.
- Nuns are headbutted in our discussion over the new Hitman: Absolution trailer as we begin to discuss the latest sexism in games debate.
- It continues as we look at ‘that scene’ in the new Tomb Raider footage, before judging whether it’s gone too far and if games are mature enough to feature that kind of content.
- Mark invents “The Jim Initiative” in response to the abuse towards Anita Sarkessian’s “Tropes Versus Women In Videogames” Kickstarter, which has seen her receive death and rape threats aplenty on top of that “Misandry In Videogames” counter series invented by over-priviledged white manbabies.
- We conjure controversy in our regular Pitching feature, as the gang collaborate to invent a new Kickstarter project designed to piss off the kind of people who give death and rape threats to anyone daring to move the medium of gaming forward through valid criticism.
Ric has actually created an IndieGoGo page for the webseries he proposed from this section, which you can donate and pledge to by clicking on this sentence! Neat!
- The new host takes over the podcast and drives the discussion back to E3, allowing us to talk about our favourite games of the show and what we’re most looking forward to, including NFS Most Wanted, Watch Dogs and Beyond: Two Souls.
- Edward goes into fanboy crisis mode at the thought of Nintendo failing with their latest console venture, the poorly named Wii U. Then things get a little Shatnery over the upcoming Namco Bandai Star Trek title.
- The show draws to a close once again with the recommendations of the week, including the point and click masterpiece Deponia, race winning F1 Online, monologgy Max Payne and broomstick-smashing The Witcher 2. Edward then warns against the recent Prometheus film and pitches an avant-garde masterpiece.
Thanks once again for listening, and we hope you enjoy! The next podcast will hopefully be around in a fortnight!
<3 Edward Price, aka Jokesound.