Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 6

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 6 – 9th December 2011 – Click this link and then download when prompted.

So here it is, Life’s A Game, and everybody’s having fun!
It’s the penultimate episode of the radio series before the permanent move into podcasting once again, and this time around everything is a little… Christmassy.

Well, in terms of the songs, anyway. When it comes to the topics discussed this week, it’s decidedly less like Christmas on the show. Why, this week there’s talk of Miyamoto’s retirement rumours, why EA might be turning evil again, Worms Crazy Golf, Nolan North and his potential oversaturation, and other stuff you should be checking out.

As for the soundtrack, well, that’s where it feels a little bit more festive. Reminder: None of the songs show up in the download, so links to youtube videos are below. :)
Jingle Bells – Barenaked Ladies
Cheer Up, It’s Christmas – People On Vacation
Dead, Dead, Dead – South Park
I Miss You Most On Christmas – Bowling For Soup
Christmas Sucks – Arrogant Worms
All I Want For Christmas (Is To Kick Your Ass) – Midnight Riders
Christmas Is Interesting – Jonathan Coulton
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Barenaked Ladies (Can’t find a link for this, sorry!)

So, that’s this week over and done with, but next week is the final radio show that Life’s a Game will have. From then on, it’s all about the podcast in the New Year. So, make sure you tune in to at 6pm this friday, and enjoy the grand finale!

Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy :)

<3 Edward

The Amazing(ly Mundane) Adventures Of Thor

This year at Uni I’ve been doing a creative writing module as part of my English and Drama course. Last week, we had to pick a mythical character, and one of any random items that people had bought in that day. Then, we had to write some stuff based on what we had picked. Below are my results, typed up for all to enjoy.

The Amazing(ly Mundane) Adventures of Thor!

Thor slammed the table in anger, reducing it to plywood and splinters in the blink of an eye, to the shock of those around him.
We’re sorry Thor, we just didn’t think it was that big a deal!
HOW DARE YOU?!” Thor boomed, before mumbling “Someone could have at least asked…
Thor, I just don’t see why we can’t just put a bowl out, to be honest.
ARE YOU MAD?! And just let all the other birds get to the food freely?! Their mortal bodies require sustenance!
I just think that if you really cared, you’d have bought them something bigger than a mini-feeder. And how many hummingbirds do you see around here anyway?
Thor paused in thought, then stomped on the broken remains of the table for emphasis before storming out of the room in a huff, slamming the door off of its hinges. He didn’t want to admit defeat, but his remarkably patient girlfriend had a point. Still, he’d paid good money for that mini hummingbird feeder, and he wasn’t going to let his first purchase on this mortal Earth go to waste! Steeping out into the fresh air, Thor set out to find the bird feeder…
…and was immediately hit by a garbage truck.
Thor cursed his inability to look both ways before crossing as he hit a nearby lamppost head-first, ripping it off of its foundations and sending it crashing into the ground below. Making his way back onto his feet, Thor saw the twisted, mangled wreckage of the truck and set about dismantling it. Unfortunately, the crash had left him feeling slightly groggy, and he accidentally slipped into the back of the truck. Pulling off the discarded banana peels and household rubbish, Thor realised that he may have met his match. Besides, this truck had come from the other side of town! Thor readied himself and set out for the dump, where his latest epic task awaited.

Intermission: Thor and the Letter to the Council.
To whom it may concern,
Thor has been living inside his giant Babushka doll since he arrived on this planet of mortals, and now you wish to banish him from his new home?! Thor thinks you would be much more hesitant to evict Thor if you knew who his father was. This mortal form requires residence!
Does your council of weaklings not know who I am? Thor thinks you must, and that this must be a practical joke. Rest assured, if you or your puny council wish to part Thor from his Babushka home, they best be prepared to meet Mjolnir!
Lots of love,
Thor, God of Thunder, Marvel Character,

And now back to our feature presentation!

After a half hour of frantic searching, Thor still couldn’t find a sign of his feeder… but he did find a perfectly fine sofa that someone had carelessly thrown out that would look great in his living room! Resolving to come back for it another time, he continued his valiant quest with haste. Striding past the mounds of long-forgotten waste, Thor knew that it was only a matter of time before he found what he was looking for, and then he could return home triumphant, able to feed hummingbirds once more. He contemplated the glorious scenario in his head, once again that day neglecting to look where he was going, causing him to walk straight into the trash compactor. As he realised what he had done, the machine slowly whirred into life and begun it’s slow, inevitable crushing. As the walls begun to close in on him, Thor’s incredibly entertaining and action-packed life flashed before his eyes before his rather anti-climactic death. Truly, only a deus ex machina could save him. At that moment, Thor realised that he was in fact a God, and that he was actually inside a machine. The irony caused him to fly into a potent rage, smashing the compactor to bits seconds before it was to crush him into a cube. Sparks and trash flew everywhere as Thor screamed to the heavens in anger. However, something out of the corner of his eye gave him pause. It may have been slightly damp, but it was the unmistakable sign of his mini hummingbird feeder! And even better, it was still inside the sealed box it came in! Thor blessed his luck, and rejoiced in his victory over the evil denizens of the Sanitation Department as he strolled out of the dump and homeward bound, feeder in hand, the world saved yet again.
There was to be a feast at the Thor residence tonight.

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 5

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 5 – 2nd December 2011 – Click this link and then download when prompted.

Life’s A Game? Surely, you can’t be serious!
Well, we are serious. And don’t call us Shirley!

Yes, Life’s A Game is back again with it’s fifth episode, and what an episode it is! Why, we have plenty of game discussion for you, with this week covering the gamut of Mario Kart 7, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Skyward Sword and having too many games to play, who really won between Call of Duty and Battlefield 3, Minecraft, Skyrim, Proving the industry wrong, and Sony’s inability to learn lessons with the Playstation Vita!

We also have a varied playlist once again covering music from all different genres and games! This week, the audio delights bought to you were:
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
She Was The Only One – People On Vacation
Guard My Heart – Bowling For Soup
Between the Lines – The Ghost Inside
The Legend of Zelda: Suite – London Philharmonic Orchestra
Johnny B. Goode – Marty McFly and the Starlighters

Remember to check back next week, when we’ll be here with the penultimate episode of Life’s A Game! That’s right, there’s only two more episodes to go, and we can’t wait to get to them and give the show the send off it deserves before we return back to the podcasts for good! Remember to tune in to on friday at 6pm, and check back here the next day for the download! :)

<3 Edward

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 4

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 4 – 25th November 2011 – Click this link and then download when prompted.

L-L-L-L-Life’s A Game, won’t you save me Life’s A Game?
Speeding through the wreckage left by the holiday release schedule and giving you an extra chance to cause more mayhem, Life’s A Game is now halfway through the final series with the release of episode four!

So what gaming goodness do we look at this week? Well, this week has a mix of summer goodness and recent releases! There’s Chu Chu Rocket!, Hard Lines, looking at game narratives done right and game endings done wrongly with Bastion, why From Dust was such a disappointing title and the problem with God games, the new Jurassic Park game, Heavy Rain (No, I can’t let it go, sorry), and finally some Skyward Sword.

And how about this week’s soundtrack? Well, this week brings a more solid mix of music with some more videogame tunes creeping their way into the setlist. After all, where else would you find the following playlist outside of Life’s A Game?
Bridge Burning – Foo Fighters
Narcissistic Cannibal – KoRn (Featuring Skrillex and Kill the Noise)
Build that Wall – Darren Korb (Bastion Soundtrack)
Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
Angry Birds Theme – London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ballad of the Goddess (Skyward Sword Theme) – Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Setting Sail, Coming Home – Darren Korb (Bastion Soundtrack)

Remember to check back next week, when we’ll be here with episode 5 and we start hitting the end of the final radio series of Life’s A Game! Not long now, but remember to tune in to on friday at 6pm, and check back here the next day for the download! :)

<3 Edward

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 3

Life’s A Game Series 4 Episode 3 – 18th November 2011 – Click this link and then download when prompted.

It’s dangerous to go alone, take this Life’s A Game Radio Show!

Careening onto the path of finality, the last series of Life’s A Game takes a stop at episode three, and boy do we have a show for you!
After all, where else can you hear me witter on about Saints Row the Third, discuss Ubisoft’s development skills with Assassin’s Creed, somehow manage to self promote during a segment on Xbox Live’s 10th Anniversary and Halo Anniversary’s release, blindly sing the praises of Alan Wake, or gush to ridiculous degrees about the Legend of Zelda series and the release of Skyward Sword?

The selection of music was of a slightly heavier tone overall, but as per usual, the songs are cut out of the final download but are to linked to from here. This week’s playlist included:
For Those About To Rock – August Burns Red
Warning – Skindred
Arlandria – Foo Fighters
Sex Life – Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Children of the Elder God – Old Gods of Asgard
You Be Tails, I’ll Be Sonic – A Day To Remember
Why Walk On Water When We’ve Got Boats? – A Day To Remember
2nd Sucks – A Day To Remember
Great Fairy Fountain Theme – Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony (This one doesn’t have a link, sorry!)

Hope you enjoyed the show this week, and remember to tune in next week on friday at 6pm, or come to this here blog to download it the next day! Huzzah!

<3 Edward

P.S: Here’s something I wrote for Ginx TV about Xbox Live turning 10 :)