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Three Extra Lives is a video game and trivia podcast for gamers on the move. โค๏ธ Focus on the stories that don't quite make the front page. ๐Ÿ’š Root for the indie game underdogs. ๐Ÿ’™ Celebrate video games in a positive environment. Three Extra Lives is a fresh perspective on gaming. Without getting caught up in the drama of Triple A titles, day one DLC, or sensationalized video game "news," this weekly show is quick and digestible. Episodes "Levels" run for around 15-20 minutes. It's dangerous to go alone.... take three extra lives instead!

Three Extra Lives is a video game and trivia podcast for gamers on the move. โค๏ธ Focus on the stories that don't quite make the front page. ๐Ÿ’š Root for the indie game underdogs. ๐Ÿ’™ Celebrate video games in a positive environment. Three Extra Lives is a fresh perspective on gaming. Without getting caught up in the drama of Triple A titles, day one DLC, or sensationalized video game "news," this weekly show is quick and digestible. Episodes "Levels" run for around 15-20 minutes. It's dangerous to go alone.... take three extra lives instead!

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Three Extra Lives is a video game and trivia podcast for gamers on the move. โค๏ธ Focus on the stories that don't quite make the front page. ๐Ÿ’š Root for the indie game underdogs. ๐Ÿ’™ Celebrate video games in a positive environment. Three Extra Lives is a fresh perspective on gaming. Without getting caught up in the drama of Triple A titles, day one DLC, or sensationalized video game "news," this weekly show is quick and digestible. Episodes "Levels" run for around 15-20 minutes. It's dangerous to go alone.... take three extra lives instead!

Language:

English


Episodes

Level 087: And We Now Know...

3/23/2022
Learning a new video game secret ๐Ÿคฏ Thom recently discovered a trick in the original Super Mario Bros thanks to this Reddit post (https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/sao24r/is_it_real/), which may not be common knowledge. A recent Elden Ring discovery was also mentioned. (https://kotaku.com/elden-ring-illusory-wall-volcano-manor-secret-fromsoftw-1848677891) apparently some fake walls in Elden Ring take multiple hits to reveal, and oh my god this changes everything (clip from user...

Duration:00:07:30

Level 086: Doing The Brick 'N' Quick

3/16/2022
Thom took part in his first ever fundraising charity stream in aid of The AbleGamers Foundation On March 5th 2022 Thom and Monika from MoniDoesStuff (https://twitter.com/monidoesstuff) took part in the first-ever Brick 'N' Quick fundraising stream. This was in aid of the AbleGamers (https://ablegamers.org/) foundation whose mission is to improve accessibility in the video game space, enabling more people with disabilities to be able to play video games. Check out the highlights below: ...

Duration:00:08:27

Level 085: Steam Next Fest February 2022

3/9/2022
Check out Thom's 3 Indie Game picks from the Steam Next Fest February 2022 The Steam Next Fest (https://store.steampowered.com/sale/nextfest) took place in February 2022 showcasing so many incredible upcoming Indie Titles. Thom managed to pick three and share them with you. Find links to them below. How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) ? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support this show on Patreon...

Duration:00:09:40

Level 084: Tick Tock goes the co-op clock

2/23/2022
Grab your player two and go on a mysterious adventure involving time How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) ? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support this show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/threeextralives) Three Extra Lives on social media

Duration:00:09:56

Level 083: The Word on Wordle

2/16/2022
What's up with that Wordle thing? Wordle (https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html) has taken 2022 by storm, but what is it all about and why has it grown in popularity? How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) ? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support this show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/threeextralives) Three Extra Lives on social media

Duration:00:09:17

Level 082: Stepping into Virtual Reality

2/8/2022
Thom got a VR headset! Thom picked up a VR headset and shares some of his thoughts about it so far. Also check out some of the VR titles Thom mentioned on the episode below: How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) ? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support this show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/threeextralives) Three Extra Lives on social media

Duration:00:10:59

Level 081: Going Deep with the Deepest Sword

2/2/2022
Go deep in the Free to Play speed runner Deepest Sword Deepest Sword by Cosmic Adventure Squad How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) ? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support this show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/threeextralives) Three Extra Lives on social media

Duration:00:08:19

Level 080: A Gaming Rewind with RetroAchievements

1/26/2022
Achievements in my Retro Games... WHAT!? Three Extra Lives has returned after the hiatus and has made a few changes along the way. The show will now only feature one segment per level, however, shows will now be released on a regular basis to offset this. Trivia will now be featured at the end of the show in a 'Trivia Gaunlet', how well will you do! This means more levels and more trivia, woo! On this level, Thom is talking about RetroArch which allows you to play retro games on your PC...

Duration:00:08:21

Level 079: Virtual Cottaging, Best Games You Never Played, Omno? More like Omyes!

8/18/2021
Stay cosy and productive in Virtual Cottage, What's one of the best games you've NEVER played? and experiencing a pilgrimage of wonder in Omno โค๏ธ Virtual Cottage by DU&I ๐Ÿ’š What's one of the best games you've NEVER played? Thom delves into something he's FINALLY playing. ๐Ÿ’™ Omno by Jonas Manke How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/threeextralives) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/threeextralives)? ๐Ÿ‘พ โžก๏ธ Support...

Duration:00:17:58

Level 078: Among Us in Irish, The First Tree, Getting Game Access

7/21/2021
Among Us gets localised into Irish as a cultural win, Experiencing the First Tree with developer commentary, and just how easy it is these days to have access to games from an entry-level โค๏ธ Among Us gets localised into Irish in a "cultural win" (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-08-among-us-irish-localisation-a-cultural-win-for-a-thriving-minority-language) ๐Ÿ’š The First Tree by David Wehle. David also runs a YouTube channel called Game Dev Unlocked...

Duration:00:15:42

Level: 077: From Vikings to Video Games F.T. Ethan Close Viking Trickshot Dev

7/5/2021
Thom is joined by developer Ethan Close of recently fully launched Viking Trickshot to discuss switching professions, launching your first indie game, inspirations behind the title, & much more! Ethan Close is one half of the development team of Viking Trickshot (Doodad Games (https://doodad.games/)) a throwing physics challenge game set in a bizarre Viking universe. Ethan joins Thom to discuss what is was like switching professions to become an Indie Game developer, some of the...

Duration:00:27:25

Level 076: Cross Save Indies, Taking The Hellevator, Steam Next Fest 2021

6/21/2021
The wonders of cross-save compatible games, rising to the top in free to play platformer Hellevetor, and discovering a bunch of new indies in the Steam Next Fest โค๏ธ Thom recently picked up Hades on the Nintendo Switch which allowed him to experience the wonders of cross-save compatible video games (https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_Switch_games_with_Cross-Save) on the console ๐Ÿ’š Hellevetor by Quasar Games ๐Ÿ’™ Thom has been reveling in the Steam Next Fest...

Duration:00:16:01

Level 075: Elementallis Funded, Gaming On The Go, Long Live The Prince

6/7/2021
Zelda-like Elementallis gets funded on Kickstarter, talking about gaming the go, and Kiyan Prince gets memorialised in FIFA 2021 โค๏ธ Zelda-like RPG Elementallis has been successfully funded on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ivanrl/elementallis) ๐Ÿ’š Thom talks about gaming on the go and how this has been a staple in his gaming diet over the years. ๐Ÿ’™ QPR youth player Kiyan Prince...

Duration:00:19:05

Level 074: Checking In, The Navigator, Video Game Apology

5/24/2021
How being online has helped us through a pandemic, 2D puzzle platformer The Navigator, and saying sorry for something you've done in a video game. โค๏ธ Thom talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has changed our lives immensely but the foundation of being online has been a core component of getting through it mentally ๐Ÿ’š The Navigator by Team Navigator ๐Ÿ’™ Thom makes an open apology for something he did many years ago involving a video game How many lives did you get on this...

Duration:00:17:10

Level 073: Doing Demos, Steam Playtest, Portal Reloaded

5/10/2021
Sampling the demo indie game delights, New way for Devs to test their games with Steam Playtest, and we celebrate 10 years of Portal 2 with a new community-made game โค๏ธ Thom has recently been playing ALOT of indie game demos, including: ๐Ÿ’š Developers now have full access to the Steam Playtest (https://store.steampowered.com/news/group/4145017/view/3119280855648142183) feature which allows an easier way to test their games ๐Ÿ’™ 10 years after the release of Portal 2 a full endorsed...

Duration:00:15:45

Level 072: Framed in Frames, Easter Egg Hunt, Dorfromantik Delights

4/12/2021
Comic book style puzzler Framed, Easter Eggs in video games, and the peaceful strategy game Dorfromantik โค๏ธ Framed by Loveshack Entertainment ๐Ÿ’š Jan Willem Nijman's on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jwaaaap/status/1378625879333552129) started a thread asking developers about Easter Eggs they had put into video games. This led Thom to look up some of the "greatest" (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/02/12-greatest-video-game-easter-eggs). ๐Ÿ’™ Dorfromantik by Toukana...

Duration:00:19:30

Level 071: Rockstar Pays Up, Figuring It Out, The Summerland Situation

3/29/2021
A fan fixes GTA Online notorious loading problem and gets paid, the magic of discovery in video games, and first-person narrative about morality and the afterlife, Summerland โค๏ธ Rockstar paid $10,000 to the modder who fixed GTA Online loading times ๐Ÿ’š Thom discusses the magic of discovery in video games ๐Ÿ’™ Summerland by FYRE Games - Available to download for FREE on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1444110/Summerland/) How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let...

Duration:00:16:45

Level 070: Coral Island Kickstarter, Hitting the Twitch, Virtual Viking Valheiming

3/15/2021
The Indonesian based team, Stairway Games have had a massive Kickstarter success story with Coral Island, Future plans of Three Extra Lives, and raise your hand if you're spending all your time in open-world Viking survival simulator, Valheim โค๏ธ Indonesian based team, Stairway Games have had a massive Kickstarter success (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coralisland/coral-island-reimagining-the-farm-sim-game) story with their upcoming game Coral Island ๐Ÿ’š Three Extra Lives is going...

Duration:00:23:09

Level 069: The Last Sky, Gamification of Life, Degrees of Separation

3/1/2021
Dealing with existential themes of life, guilt, and hope in The Last Sky, Life and it's ever-increasing gamification, and co-op platform puzzler Degrees of Separation โค๏ธ The Last Sky by Little Guy Games ๐Ÿ’š How often do you experience gamifcation in your every day life? Thom shares some of his! ๐Ÿ’™ Degrees of Separation (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/degrees-of-separation?partner=threeextralives) by Moondrop How many lives did you get on this Level? Why not let me know over on...

Duration:00:19:07

Level 068: Dirty Thirty Streety Fighty, Untitled Goose Game, The Mario 35 Dilemma

2/15/2021
Street Fighter 2 turns 30, Honking all over the village in Untitled Goose Game, and the Super Mario 35 dilemma โค๏ธ Street FIghter 2 reaches it's 30th anniversary (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/02/street_fighter_ii_turned_30_at_the_weekend) ๐Ÿ’š Untitled Goose Game by House House ๐Ÿ’™ To celebrate 35 years of Super Mario, Nintendo released Super Mario 35 (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mario-bros-35-switch/), a battle royale style game that will only be available for a...

Duration:00:19:43