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Life’s A Game Podcast 22 – Dictator Lemon Party

Keyblade Seppuku, Wreck-It Racism, Drake And Josh’s Deception, Ken needing a cuddle and fascist fruit orgies are all things that I’ve not only just listed, but only make sense if you listen to the latest Life’s A Game…

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Enough of the introductory words, tell me who’s on this show!

I am LuigiEdward Price
Site creator and Podcast host, and propagator of silly voices; he doesn’t think anyone will pick up on the subtle hints he provides throughout this episode, but truth be told, he didn’t really care for Uncharted 3 that much, at all. If only he’d explain why…
Gaminglives PageEdward

Keegan Spindler
Gaminglives, Beefjack and Platform writer; he had to talk about the new Aliens game this week because Richie wasn’t around to tell us something about it. On the plus side, very few people were harmed as a result.
Gaminglives PageKeegan
The Platform PodcastListen here!

RicV2Ric Cowley
Creator of Signposted Disaster, battle of the bands loser and keyblade owner. He likes things that are objectively terrible, especially David Cage. What a handsome jerk that Ric is. Darn him.
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)

In this episode, the Three Amigas get into the following adventures…

- The episode starts with what we’ve been playing, including Far Cry 3, Uncharted 3 (with spoilers for the end of Uncharted 2), DmC: Devil May Cry, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Fist Of The North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Skate 2, F1 Race Stars and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

- Ric explains his issue with art games, their pricing structure and why he doesn’t use Twitter much anymore.

- The Aliens: Colonial Marines controversy is almost discussed but instead we think about podcast regular Richie and his opinion of it before moving on to what someone who is actually on this episode thinks.

- Tired of everyone making predictions for the Sony Announcement most of the gaming press insisted was for the Playstation 4 (and were eventually proven to be right), we came up with our own ideas of the best things they could announce instead. (We admit this discussion was poorly timed as we recorded before the event only remembering afterwards that the podcast would be released after the conference)

- Wreck-It Ralph has finally been released in the UK, so we wax lyrical about a film that does videogames right, even if it doesn’t use the cameos well.

- Ed has another plan for Keegan’s wedding.

- Ed pitches a new take on the Uncharted series, spawning another “With A Twist!”, with “What if it was Uncharted 3, but…”

- We look at the next month’s releases and debate which of them we’re most looking forward to, Ric desires something a little Japanese and the Three Amigas brainstorm the next viral phenomenon.

- The episode ends with Ric singing us a song based on the podcast’s events.

See you maybe in March?

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!
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.
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.
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