Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 12 – The Jar Jar Binks Kinect Experience

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Forget those April showers, and instead concentrate on the showers of awesome brushing through your eardrums courtesy of the Life’s A Game Podcast!

Featuring…

Edward Price
Is the creator of this site, which is probably the only reason he’s still the host of the Life’s A Game Podcast, despite being the absolute worst person at segueing ever, though he is best friends with Garrus Vakarian, allegedly.

Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Christopher Hartnup – Creator of Shutdownreboot, is doing a thing for charity, and knows all the social conventions that come with showering.
Twitter@Chris_Toffer_101
Shutdown Rebootshutdownreboot.com
Gaminglives PageChris
Donate To Chris’ Battlefield Marathon for SpecialEffect.org.ukjustgiving.com/battlefieldmarathon

Richie Harkness
Creator of Peoww.co.uk, who were recently discovered to be the sole reason you have hot gaming sauce all over your chops, he still hates EA, and he still hates midgets, which we did not in any way ever exploit for purposes of comedy gold. Not ever. Okay, maybe a little…
Twitter@Peoww
Peoww!PEOWW.co.uk
Gaminglives PageRichie

Lucy James – Play Games, writes at Robot-Geek, BigRedBarrel, 7Bit Arcade, is a former Gamespot UK Intern, yet doesn’t know shower etiquette.
Twitter@Lucy_JJ
Lucy Gameswww.lucy-games.com
Robot Geekrobotgeek.co.uk/staff/lucy-james/
7 Bit Arcade7bitarcade.com/author/lucy/
Big Red Barrelbigredbarrel.com/author/mixed-bizness/
Gamespot UKLucy_JJ at Gamespot UK

Ric Cowley

Creator of Signposted Disaster, Toffee Popcorn Doughnut Lover, wants to punch actresses in the facial region.
Twitter@TehRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives PageRic

In This Episode, We…

– Stick a finger up at innovation by talking about what we’ve been playing, which includes Mass Effect 3 (no spoilers), Shoot Many Robots, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, and an epic list from Richie that’s too numerous to name here.
– Pity our friend Ste, who recently gave up gaming for Lent, and discuss what the Gaming Industry should give up forever, not just for Lent.
– Drum up support for Chris’ forthcoming Battlefield 3 Marathon for the Charity Special-Effect, and encourage you to do likewise.
– Ponder on GAME being saved from the brink of administration, and whether there’s a future for retail after all.
– Resist the Dark Side that is Star Wars Kinect, complete with a mode where Han Solo dance battles against Lando, and debate who has it worse in gaming: Aliens fans or Star Wars fans?
– Prove we can somehow do worse than Lucasarts by attempting to pitch games that would somehow manage to be worse than Star Wars Kinect.
– Discover that EA have been voted the worst company in America, and question whether it’s deserved, or just part of the seemingly neverending backlash against Mass Effect 3.
– Once again prove we don’t need no stinkin’ changes, as we end the show, once again, on our recommendations of the week.

Thanks once again for listening, and we hope you enjoy! We’re planning something completely different for the next podcast, so stay tuned, and reach for the stars…

<3 Edward Price, aka Jokesound.

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 11 – Hannah Montana: The Movie: The Game: The Movie

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After a month’s break due to University work and other stuff, Life’s A Game is back with Podcast 11!

Featuring…


Edward Price – Creator and host of Life’s A Game/this website, Film Pitcher, called his Red Dead Horse “Captain Clopper”.

Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Markuz Reid – Creator of Gaminglives.com, this podcast’s theme tune, and shooter of many robots. Called his horse “Clippity”.
Twitter@Gaminglives
Gaminglives PageMarkuzR


Dominic Peppiatt – Made by Unicorns, Made of Unicorns, Is Unicorns.
Twitter@DominicPeppiatt
Gaminglives PageDom


Callum Thomson – Future Assassin, former Gamestation employee and furious typer.
Twitter@GearsCT
Hit The Floor Magazinewww.hitthefloor.co.uk


Ric Cowley – Creator of Signposted Disaster, free hug disliker, called his Red Dead horse “Steve”.
Twitter@TehRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives PageRic

In This Episode, We…

– Start with dramatic reading by Richie in lieu of his absence from this episode.
– Talk about what we’ve been playing, which includes Avernum: Escape From the Pit, Mass Effect 3, Shoot Many Robots and Red Dead Redemption.
– Discuss GAME, because how could we not, really?
– Get historial with our discussion of the announcement of Assassin’s Creed 3, and whether we think the move to revolutionary America will make or break the series.
– Go under the sea with news that the Bioshock Movie Director has quit, and whether it’s a game that needs an adaptation anyway.
– Prove we can do one better than Hollywood by pitching our own videogame to movie adaptations.
– Review Metacritic in the wake of the news that Obsidian missed out on a bonus for New Vegas after failing to get 85 on Metacritic… they got 84.
– Retake retaking Mass Effect 3 in the wake of the Doctors’ announcement that Bioware will expand the ending (not change it) in the wake of fan backlash.
– End the show on our recommendations of the week.

Thanks once again for listening, and we hope you enjoy! We’ll be back soon for more unmissable podcasting gold!

<3 Edward Price, aka Jokesound.

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 10 – Tom Clancy’s Call Of Duty

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Life’s A Game has finally made it to ten episodes, so we have a special feature length podcast for you all to enjoy!

Featuring…

Ric Cowley – Creator of Signposted Disaster, Sonic slater and Catherine lover.
Twitter@TehRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives PageRic


Edward Price – Creator and host of Life’s A Game/this website, hopeful future funny man, mostly laughing.

Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward


Markuz Reid – Creator of Gaminglives.com, sends postcards of chimps playing games to people.
Twitter@Gaminglives
Gaminglives PageMarkuzR


Richie Harkness – Creator of Peoww.co.uk, Amal-eurgh man, and fucking loves swearing.

Twitter@Peoww
Peoww!PEOWW.co.uk
Gaminglives PageRichie

In This Episode, We…

– Start once again with what we’ve been playing since last time, including Kingdoms of Amal-eurgh and Catherine.
– Discuss the upcoming release of the Playstation Vita and our thoughts after our time with it.
– Judge EA on their promotion tactics vis a vis sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, and when promotions go too far.
– Debate the Double Fine Kickstarter, other projects attempting the same and what, if anything, it means for our industry.
– Invent new Kickstarter projects to improve gaming at large.
– Complain about Sonic games after the new screens for Sonic 4 Episode 2.
– Analyse the influences of Alan Wake American Nightmare before its upcoming release, which causes us to…
– Go wildly off topic with a discussion about films.
– Get distracted by Chimps playing games.
– Wonder how Richie has ended up in The Old Republic.
– Start wrapping up with our recommendations of the week.
– Finish with Ed attempting stand up on a podcast.

Thanks once again for listening, and we hope you enjoy! We’ll be back in March for more unmissable podcasting gold!

<3 Edward Price, aka Jokesound.

Life’s A Game Podcast Episode 9 – Amal-Eurgh!

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We’re back.

After a hiatus to do one final season on the radio waves, we’re back to podcasting and delivering audio pleasure to your earholes.
Life’s A Game is back, and better than ever.

Are you ready for this?

Featuring…

Christopher Hartnup – Creator of Shutdownreboot, our man on the inside, and someone who doesn’t like being woken up by singing.

Twitter@Chris_Toffer_101
Shutdown Rebootshutdownreboot.com
Gaminglives PageChris


Edward Price – Creator and host of Life’s A Game/this website, future King, and great lover of Mentos.

Twitter@Jokesound
Gaminglives PageEdward

Ric Cowley – Creator of Signposted Disaster, Achievement Whore and Moonlighter.
Twitter@TehRicass
Signposted Disastersignposteddisaster.co.uk
Nuthin’ Else To Donuthinelsetodo.wordpress.com
Gaminglives PageRic


Markuz Reid – Creator of Gaminglives.com, Billy Mitchell enthusiast and Borderlands addict.
Twitter@Gaminglives
Gaminglives PageMarkuzR


Richie Harkness – Creator of Peoww.co.uk, the concept of Gaming ‘Lemons’, and the word ‘Unfuckwittable’.

Twitter@Peoww
Peoww!PEOWW.co.uk
Gaminglives PageRichie

In This Episode, We…
– Welcome back the Life’s A Game Podcast after a several month hiatus to make room for the final series of the radio show.
– Look at the year so far in terms of gaming, and what we’ve been playing lately.
– Debate the inclusion of Jessica Chobot and Freddie Prinze Jr. as cast members in the upcoming finale to the Mass Effect trilogy.
– Discuss the announcement of Resident Evil 6, its sudden advertising push and our expectations for the game, as well as Resident Evil Revelations.
– Cast our eyes on the Syndicate reboot and how it differs from the original, and if we think it can become a success.
– Consider the upcoming SSX’s plans for the Online Pass system and how we’d solve the hot topic of used games/online passes.
-Take a look back at the 90s in the name of heartlessly rebooting beloved games to piss off fans of the original
– Predict how the upcoming month will fare in terms of upcoming releases.
– Finish once more on our recommendations of the week.

As always, thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy :D
-Edward Price/Jokesound

The E3 2011 Drinking Game

So once again the biggest event in videogames is here! That’s right, E3 2011 is officially a go! Our good friends at Gaminglives.com will actually physically be at E3 (I missed a trick by not hiding in their luggage then shouting “Journalism!” upon emerging), and so you should follow their coverage of the event as best you can. However, what about those of us who won’t actually be there and will be glued to our computer screens in anticipation?

Well, while you can’t be there to actually play the games yourself, as a British teenage boy I decided to come up with a poorly-thought out excuse to validate alcoholism!

The Geek Mecca. THE Place To Be For Gaming. And Now A Reason For A Poorly-Contrived Drinking Game!

The following are drinking games that I concocted based on the upcoming conferences by Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. These are only a bit of silly fun, and ideally these should probably be played with friends, but seeing as you’re reading this and contemplating getting drunk while watching people talk about videogames on a weekday night just because I suggested it, that’s probably not going to happen. Fear not though, for these are designed to be played single-player too, and as most gamers would agree, it’s better when multiplayer isn’t shoehorned in for the sake of it. You’re also more than free to add your own rules and criteria, as I admit this may be a bit bare in places. If you’ve read this and the conferences have already happened, then most sites will allow you to watch them afterwards, meaning you can set up the games when you’re good and ready.

So without further ado, the E3 2011 Drinking Games!

Nintendo’s Conference
Tuesday, 9am L.A. time, 5pm in London (Click for More Info)

Take A Shot:
-Miyamoto shows up.
-For every chart that appears.
-A game is announced to coincide with The Legend of Zelda’s 25th Anniversary (Take two if it’s a 3D Remake of A Link To The Past or some of the old games collected on a disc).
-Nintendo announce another game in a franchise that hasn’t been exploited for at least five years.
-The new console is finally announced. Take two if Nintendo move games meant for the Wii to the new console.

Keep Drinking:
-If video footage of people playing Wii/3DS is used, drink for the duration of footage.
-Every time you feel more like they’re talking to their stockholders instead of their potential customers.

Finish Your Drink:
-The Vitality Sensor shows up.
-Nintendo announce a first party game that isn’t based on an existing franchise.
-Reggie Fils-Aime actually takes someone’s name and kicks their ass.
-Add up how many 3DS games are specifically announced. If more are remakes than are original titles, then finish your drink.

Stop Drinking/You Win:
-Nintendo finally cut the crap and loudly proclaim “It prints money!” about any of their consoles, or their new console comes with the option to literally print money.
-Microsoft or Sony announce they’ll release games on Nintendo’s new console.
-SEGA appear from nowhere and announce their own console and intention to reinstate their old rivalry with Nintendo.

You win if I randomly appear onstage and hug Miyamoto through sheer fanboy love

Sony’s Conference
Monday, 5pm L.A. time, 1am (Tuesday) in London (Click for More Info)

Take A Shot:

-Kevin Butler shows up.
-An expensive additional way to enjoy your Sony experience (like Move or 3DTV) is plugged.
-The PSN downtime is mentioned. Take two if an awkward joke is made about it.
-The NGP’s official name ends up being something stupid.
-And if it costs an arm and a leg and Sony simply suggest you grow new limbs to buy one.

Keep Drinking:
-Whenever you start feeling bad for them for the PSN issues. Stop when they immediately do something to make you regret feeling bad, then drink as long as you regret. Start feeling bad for them again and continue the cycle.
-Whenever your mind drifts to E3 2006 and you start wishing they’d perform a cock-up on the same scale just so we’d have a different reason to mock Sony’s E3 conferences after five years.

Finish Your Drink:
-Sony do perform a cock-up on the same scale. See above if this also makes you feel bad.
-If the Move is barely mentioned or not mentioned at all.
-Conversely, if Move is claimed to be a success and is forced into everything.
-If Sony appears to have learnt a lesson from a previous failure. This may also qualify as part of the “Stop Drinking/You Win” criteria.

Stop Drinking/You Win:
-Hackers sabotage the conference. (If it turns out to be a joke, finish your drink)
-Marcus Rivers is bought on-stage and sacrificed to the delight of all.
-Someone commits seppuku for the PSN débâcle.

You win if anyone using Move on-stage is enveloped in a giant red ball from which there is no escape

Microsoft’s Conference
Monday, 9am L.A. time, 5pm in London (Click for More Info)

Take A Shot:

-Microsoft announce a feature for the 360 that everyone will forget about after a month.
-Molyneux appears and promises something you know won’t happen.
-A Halo game is announced. Take two if it’s a HD Remake.
-When they officially announce the 360 as an entertainment device and you despair a little.

Keep Drinking:
-Whenever someone over-enthusiastically plays the Kinect.
-As long as you feel depressed that they’re marketing the 360 as an “entertainment” device now, or that they’re putting too much into Kinect.
-If you get the feeling that the only reason people are staying in the conference room is in case Microsoft give anything away at the end again.

Finish Your Drink:
-Microsoft announce a new console.
-You fall for anything Molyneux says.
-Add up how many Kinect games are announced, then subtract by how many traditional or “hardcore” games are announced (if a “hardcore” Kinect game is announced, don’t subtract). If more Kinect games are announced than non-Kinect games, finish your drink.

Stop Drinking/You Win:
-Microsoft remember they’re one of the richest companies ever and buy their competitors with their pocket change.
-Apple announce they’re working with Microsoft to dominate the gaming market, and eventually the world. You still win if Steve Jobs shows up and challenges Microsoft’s head honcho to a rap/dance battle, though. Especially if he then wins.

You win the game if the Kinect literally transfers someone into the game like in Tron

All Three:
Take A Shot:

-A “celebrity” is used to talk about a game.
-Someone name-drops Call of Duty.
-Someone adopts an idea they previously slated when another company used it.
-Something is enthusiastically announced and barely anyone cheers.
-For every game you genuinely care about being released, two or three are announced that you don’t.
-A new game in a returning franchise looks so different from its predecessors that you know a fanboy just exploded somewhere.

Keep Drinking:
-If charts and statistics are talked about for longer than seven minutes, then drink until they finish.
-From when you get bored of them talking until they announce the next game.
-Every time they tout motion controls or 3D Gaming (or another newly revealed tech) as the future of gaming despite evidence to the contrary, until they stop.

Finish Your Drink:
-One of the companies gets timed exclusivity on a heavily-anticipated AAA Title that is first announced at their conference.
-Everyone gets a free gift at the end (like the Xbox Slims last year).
-Someone cocks up so hard that it’s bound to become a meme.

Stop Drinking/You Win:
-Anyone admits that their plans weren’t a success, or were a failure. Simply because upon this happening their hands will glow and beep, and they’ll be taken away and replaced.
-Anyone’s use of 3D in gaming is so realistic or powerful that the characters come out of the screen and take over.
-All three companies come together and sing a rousing rendition of “Hey Jude” as E3 closes.

Happy E3 2011!

-Edward
<3

P.S: Check out Gaminglives.com’s coverage of E3 2011 here!