A Band of Gamers
Gamers who love music. Stay current with video games and discover new music with one podcast. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging best mates who love keeping up with the latest trends and platforms, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending great records.

Take a seat on a memorial park bench, it's time to listen to a new episode of ABOG. Slow news period in gaming but there's still plenty to rant about including anti-social media, cheap platinum trophies and the end of a long-running addiction. Recommended record from Khruangbin, Joel's Valentine's Day with Valerie June, Karl's guilty pleasure record and a potentially pricey Gorillaz pressing for Shane in music. Side C details ABOG's Midwest Gaming Classic 2018 plans and they're so good a special guest might make the long trek from Europe to join in.

0:03:11 Side A Video Games


  • My Nintendo adding Switch rewards.
  • XBOX fans with big hands rejoice. The Duke controller making a comeback this Spring.
  • Hori Onyx controller for PlayStation 4 fans that prefer offset sticks.
  • Hovering over the buy button for the Analogue Super Nt.


  • Elvis Juice | BrewDog
  • Nocturnum | Strange Fellows Brewing
  • Unbridled Enthusiasm | Third Space Brewing


  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
  • Cheeky games for 30-40 platinum trophies
  • New Machina by Limited Run Games
  • Gears of War 4 (XBOX One)
  • Overwatch (PS4)

1:05:30 Side B Music

Recommended Albums 

  • Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo

Listening To

  • Valerie June Live at Pabst Theater 2/16/18
  • Record night via Discord and Spotify
  • Don Broco Technology
  • Gorillaz Demon Days | Vinyl Me Please Release

1:37:30 Side C Community

  • ABOG Plans at Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
    • Thursday night: dinner at Vanguard, beer at Sugar Maple
    • Friday afternoon: Lakefront Brewery Tour with beers and late lunch/early dinner
    • Friday night: Uber Tap Room and Cheese Bar, 1983 Arcade
    • Saturday night: The Gleasons live at The House of Guinness
    • Sunday night: Margo Price live at Turner Hall

Music Played In This Episode

  • All music provided with kind permission by Tiny Rockets


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