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Life’s A Game Podcast 23 – Hot Momma Kratos

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Insert joke about the CEO resigning here. TEEHEE!

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I Don’t Know Who’s In This One! Tell Me! Now!

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.
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Richie Harkness
Creator of The 80s Movie Club. He was once involved in an affair with an Elf on thalidomide, leading to the birth of something not unlike a hobbit. The paternity case is still going.

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The 80s Movie ClubFilms!

Keegan Spindler
Gaminglives, Beefjack and Platform writer; he was originally cast as Martin Lawrence in Hot Momma Kratos, but was too tall and white. The racism case is currently pending.
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The Platform PodcastListen here!

Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster. Richard Richard, pudding and pie, insulted the girls and made them cry. When the boys came out to play, he did a podcast with them.
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
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Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Buy à La Brique – Amazon Link!

Oh, Those Guys? What Are They Talking About, Then?

- Things get ghetto and on tha streetz yo as Life’s A Game becomes Life’s A Rap.

- What we’ve been playing – including God of War Ascension, Little Inferno, Tomb Raider (which Ed loved, and Richie was apathetic to) and Of Orcs and Men (Warning: Minor spoilers for the beginning and one moment of the end of Tomb Raider).

- EA gets scrutinised heavily thanks to the plentiful amount of blunders surrounding Simcity and the retirement of their CEO.

- We decide what we’d do if we were suddenly snapped up by EA to run the company, with ideas ranging from free-to-play simulators to the Limp Bizkit Power Hour.

- Richie asks what’s been going on with the Tropes Vs Women in Videogames series by Anita Sarkeesian.

- Ric details his recent experiences in making girls cry.

- Richie tells us all about his new website.

- There’s a quick wrap-up of other news in gaming, including the confirmation of no single-player Tomb Raider DLC, Deus Ex: Wii U, and our initial impressions of the PS4.

- Ric once again closes the podcast with a song about what you’ve just heard.

We’ll probably see you again next month or something maybe?

LAG Podcast Episode 15 – Air Luteing

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!

As you should know by now, this here Life’s A Game Podcast is on that iTunes thing, and by clicking this link you can get taken to a page where it’ll let you subscribe to it on there so you don’t have to keep coming back here every time a new episode arrives!

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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!

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The Dulcet Tones Rocking You Gently This Episode Are…

Edward Price
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.
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Lorna Reid
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!
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Sketchstone – (Sketchstone.com)

Mark Smith
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.
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Ric Cowley
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!

Ric’s IndieGoGo Project – Gayme Over?Click Here To Pledge
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Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
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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.