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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!

If you’re not the kind of (wo)man about town who downloads directly from the website (by right-clicking that hyperlink about this very sentence), then maybe we can find something else for you…

For your convenience, we’ve attempted to rule the podcasting waves by taking the fight to iTunes. Subscribe via the above link and maybe even leave a nice review or warning for those unsure about whether this podcast is what they really need channeling down their ear-drums?

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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 Episode 7 – Happy 2nd Birthday!

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 7 – Happy 2nd Birthday! – Click this link and then download when prompted.

Hello, and welcome once again to the Life’s A Game Podcast! =D

After a short break from the podcasts, we’re back with a special, feature length episode to commemorate the blog’s second birthday! I managed to get hold of Gaminglives.com‘ members Markuz and Lorna Reid, Lee Williams and Richie Harkness (who also has his own website at Peoww!) and make them talk with me to help celebrate two years!

Our conversation included, but was not limited to…
Lee’s awesome adventures in Minecraft, Lost Cities, Air Conflicts, FIFA ’12, OIO, Burnout CRASH!, some old spectrum games I’m too young to have ever played, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem and why I’m terrible at naming Worms, Uncharted 3 and Arkham City, online passes, what superpowers we’d have if we could have any, our proposals for a Joystick Award Winning game and the worst games we could invent, The Book of Unwritten Tales, Resi 4 and HD Remakes, and our recommendations of the week.

If you have any ideas of topics you’d like us to discuss or ways we could improve future podcasts, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below! Any suggestions and valid criticisms will be taken on board and applied where possible to help improve the podcast in the long term.

I’d like to thank the following people for taking part in the podcast, and I hope they’ll join me in future, too. If you want to check out their stuff outside this podcast, take a gander below for the podcast attendees, their Twitter and Gaminglives pages, and where applicable, their blogs:

Lee Williams (Twitter) (Gaminglives) (Blog)
Lorna Reid (Twitter) (Gaminglives) (Blog)
Markuz Reid (Twitter) (Gaminglives)
Richie Harkness (Twitter) (Gaminglives) (PEOWW!)

And while you’re here, make sure you also check out the Gaminglives.com Podcast, featuring Ben, Lee, Markuz, Adam Freeman and Lorna Reid, which you can access by clicking the link to the iTunes subscription page that’ll be provided at the end of the next sentence. It’s even better than LAG, and it also has more stories from Lee! (Link)

Thanks everyone for listening to the podcast, and we hope to see you soon! Please make sure to support the podcast by downloading it, liking it and sharing it with your friends!

Much love,
Edward Price, aka Jokesound.

P.S: The Life’s A Game radio show will be making one final series for Student Radio! Stay tuned!

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 6 – PONG HD

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 6 – PONG HD – Click this link and then download when prompted.

Episode Six of the Life’s A Game Podcast is here and it’s somehow even better than before!
Yes, I know you’re supposed to say that the newest one is always the best with these things, but seriously. Give it a listen and you won’t be disappointed. In the most immature and ridiculous LAG yet, I’m joined by Gaminglives.com creator Markuz Reid, Best Bromance since Download 2011 Callum Thomson, and GL writer and comedy acoustic singer Richard Cowley of Signposted Disaster!

This week the list of things we discussed reached epic proportions with discussions including, but not limited to:
Crysis 2, Fifa ’11, Red Faction Guerilla and Armageddon, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Sid Meier’s Pirates and Ric’s attempts to achievement whore with King Kong and Hannah Montana, Barbie’s Horse Adventures, G1 Champion & Jockey, Ico & Shadows of the Collossus HD, R Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet, Borderlands 1 & 2, the things you could do with Nutella, Battlefield 3, elements in games which were never picked up again, Pong and the need for a HD remake, why sharks simultaneously ruin every game and why everything needs more sharks, the Land Before Time and other games that made us sad, Fallout 3 and New Vegas and disappointing bosses, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, A New Beginning and what we’d do if we could go back in time and change the course of gaming, Markuz’s plans for Billy Mitchell, Free Radical and shocking news regarding Timesplitters 4, Kotaku and women licking doorknobs, Peoww‘s Richie as the Fonz, bad films with killer sharks, CliffyB and daring to give Gears of War 3 anything less than an 8/10, Marmite and Yeast Paste, why Callum and I were the coolest at Download 2011, Bayonetta and our problems with Japanese games, Minecraft, Sony’s attempts to stop anyone ever suing them over the PSN ever again, the Book of Unwritten Tales, and our recommendations of the week.

There’s a ridiculous amount of laughter, comments likely to disturb and bromance beyond a scale you may be comfortable with. It’s also the best damn Life’s A Game recording to date, and you’ll love us for it.

If you have any ideas of topics you’d like us to discuss or ways we could improve future podcasts, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below! Any suggestions and valid criticisms will be taken on board and applied where possible to help improve the podcast in the long term.

I want to thank the brave, brave warriors who sacrificed their time, dignity and sanity on this podcast, and here’s a link to who they were as well as some of their stuff!
Callum Thomson (Twitter) (Netcars Blog)
Markuz Reid (Twitter) (Gaminglives)
Richard Cowley (Twitter) (Gaminglives Page) (Signposted Disaster Band Page)

That’s not all, as we’ve got a couple of links below which were bought up in the podcast or otherwise relevant to our ramblings:
Brutalitees (Awesome custom T-Shirts created by Markuz!)
Gears of War 3: Review From The Future.
Ginx TV.

And while you’re here, make sure you also check out the Gaminglives.com Podcast, featuring Ben, Lee, Markuz, Adam Freeman and Lorna Reid, which you can access by clicking the link to the itunes subscription page that’ll be provided at the end of the next sentence. It’s even better than LAG, and that’s my personal endorsement and guarantee! (Link)

Thanks everyone for listening to the podcast, and we hope to see you soon! Please make sure to support LAG by downloading it, liking it and sharing it with your friends!

Much love,
Edward Price, aka Jokesound.

P.S: Frequent Podcast member Christopher Hartnup and I will be attending this year’s Eurogamer Expo on behalf of Gaminglives.com! Keep a look out for us if you’re attending! If not, check out the coverage on the site soon after!