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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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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.
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Mat Jones
Man in a Banana costume. Writer of many words. I’d heartily recommend them.
Oh No! Videogames!OhNoVideogames.com
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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.
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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!
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 18 – What’s Inside The Dodecahedron?

You might not understand it, but if you keep chipping away at the Life’s A Game Podcast, you’ll find out how to become Peter Molyneux, how bungee jumps cause podcast dominance, how to write a David Cage game and fix any plot holes with zombies!

Time upon time, we deliver even more!

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Bringing the Gangnam Style this Episode…

Edward Price
The creator of this site and Deputy Editor/The Face/the Voice/The Bendy Limbs/Mr Nintendo/The Ninja/The Dream Ruiner/The Tart of Gaminglives. Apparently his go-to response after every one of this is “I’m going to sit and cry now”. Boo Hoo.
Gaminglives PageEdward

Richie Harkness
Creator of The 80s Movie Club who doesn’t like the Wii U, Americans or being reverse groomed. His constant vitriol is actually used to power the servers this podcast is hosted on [citation needed].

The 80s Movie ClubFilms!
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Markuz Reid – Creator of Gaminglives.com and this podcast’s theme tune. His last appearance was in the excellent “Resident Elvis” episode, and in the time period since his hatred for Billy Mitchell seems to have grown into something weirdly sexual. If I wore a flag tie and sold hot sauce, I’d be worried.
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Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster and Heavy Rain apologist. He buys PS3s just for Quantic Dream games and thinks Sunshine was the best Mario. We might have to stage an intervention.
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives Page -Ric

In which we gabber furiously about…

- We start on a new tact as we talk about the games we’re most looking forward to, including Jet Set Radio, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands 2, prompting a short discussion of why the Gamecube (or in Richie’s case, the Dreamcast) was the greatest console ever.

- Ed tries to hijack a Borderlands 2 Bungee Jump event to propogate the Life’s A Game podcast in what will be the first (and probably) only time he attempts podcast dominance.

- The time-honoured tradition of what we’ve been playing lately comes back, featuring Borderlands 2, Tiny Troopers, Worms Revolution (and why Ed is the worst person at naming Worms ever), Curiosity: What’s Inside The Cube, Double Dragon: Neon, Duke Nukem Forever and Sleeping Dogs.

- The Wii U has a launch date and a price model, but despite all of Richie, Ric and Mark’s reasons the Wii U won’t win, Ed doesn’t care because the Super Marios in the HDs.

- Speaking of the higher definitions, Black Mesa has been released, which causes Ed to start discussing how he wouldn’t have minded in-game ads in Sleeping Dogs. You know, because he’s a mental.

- The in-game ads segues to Obama’s paid ads to assist himself in his re-election, which causes Ric and Richie to discuss arcade gaming. Seriously, tangents man.
Resi 6 got released early, and we discuss why you’d be silly to pay ridiculous amounts of money for the chance to get a game earlier than everyone else why

-Pitch Time! The gang come up with their own zombie-themed games to help stave off the inevitable slew of terrible undead-based titles.

Episode 19 will be available at some point in October! :D

<3 Jokesound

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!

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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.
Gaminglives PageEdward

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!
Gaminglives PageLorna
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.
Gaminglives PageZeroMark

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
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.