From the Archives episode 2: Urban Reign

Entering main  landmark Spoilerific? Of course! What kind of demo would this be if it wasn’t? You need massive spoilerage to make a good demo, right? Right? No? Oh, ok then. Well, consider yourselves forewarned. You cannot listen to this demo without hearing a good chunk of Urban Reign. It was recorded by the artist known as Orin, and is honestly a decent demonstration of the ease of the game, showing you both fighting and going from mission to mission. And speaking of missions, you get to hear several of them. Not just one or two, but, like, ten. Or maybe fifteen. I stopped counting. At any rate, Orin admit to not knowing all the games menus, so there is a bit of confusion in some parts, but it is quickly settled and the game is continued. Also, this demo ends with an epic battle! Well, several of them, I guess. You’ll see what I mean. Suffice it to say big guy, big axe, big pain. And finally, I must warn you all about the foul language in this demo. Language so foul, there are no longer any living birds around my household. Orin can be extremely outspoken at times. If there is a tripple R rating, this one gets it. Alright, I’m done joking around. Listen, and enjoy!


Please note: Future oLife podcast will not contain language as foul as this. This was recorded eight years ago or so, and anyone who talks to me now knows that I’ve changed quite significantly since then.

Description, as always, thanks to

Brandon Cole


From the archives episode 1: Final Fantasy XIII

Entering main  landmark Orin brings us a blockbuster with Final Fantasy XIII, the most playable Final Fantasy game by blind folk. In this sample, he fights Odin, a boss battle which ends in him gaining Odin’s loyalty. Thereafter he can use him as a summonable creature, and so he does. This game is super awesome, so yall’d better love it, cause I do. So neh.


Very good description curtesy of

Brandon Cole


I give credit where credit is due. I put this episode of the old oLife on his site so it fortunately was not lost.

A New Beginning

Welcome to the new oLife website. I am rebooting this site for a number of reasons, the most important one being the oLife podcast. On the old oLife podcast the subject of each episode revolved around gaming, and this new version will most likely be more of the same. That said, the podcast gets its name from the idea that I can branch out into different topics, not just gaming. To keep the podcast alive and more active this time around, I may talk about current shows or anime that I’m interested in and give weekly updates and predictions. I could start Sword art Online II in this way, for instance.

Another thing I’ll be doing with this site is create a comprehensive mainstream gaming section for the blind mainstream gamer out there, no matter you’re level. If you’ve never played a console, the idea is that you can come here to get menus for your console of choice and get blind-specific advice on what is what, as it is extremely lacking. If you’re stuck due to some game menu, that shouldn’t be a problem and I want to try to address it by gathering all of the information for the most popular playable mainstream games in one place. If you’re using the latest next-gen consoles, there is voice control but that only gets you so far. It doesn’t address games and game menus.

the “It’s impossible to play” mentality because we can’t see frustrates me to no end and I want to be able to contribute to a resource where people can learn how we play.


I will install the PowerPress plugin and get this thing started!