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.

Is Nintendo playing it safe with the Switch? It's probably the only safe bet in this entire episode to be fair. Hear how the PlayStation Vita has been doing the handheld thing with proper controllers for years now. How the guys risk their lives to enjoy IPA's every episode. Graphic warning labels that can't stop cancer. Horrible games for dirty platinums. A pop album that makes Shane and Joel squirm. All culminating at the end with an argument about respected bands that can't get no respect on ABOG.

0:02:05 Side A Video Games


  • XBOX Game Pass games being added in March include Sea of Thieves, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Super Lucky's Tail, Oxenfree, The Final Station and Resident Evil: Revelations 2
  • The Witcher 2, Crackdown, Fable Anniversary and Forza Horizon now available on XBOX One as backwards compatible 360 games and have an added XBOX One X enhanced patch
  • PlayStation dropping PS3 and Vita games starting in March 2019. They're no longer including two on each platform every month as a "free" offering with the PlayStation Plus membership
  • Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank added as the PlayStation Plus games for this month


  • First World Problems | Stewart Brewing
  • Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company
  • Cryo Haze IPA | Untitled Art (collaboration with Central State Brewery)


  • Review: The Station (PS4)
  • Karl's dirty platinum trophies quest for charity: Tekken 7, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Minecraft: Story Mode, Virginia, 36 Fragments of Midnight & Little Adventure on the Prairie
  • Fortnite (PS4)
  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
  • Crackdown (XBOX 360 via XBOX One X Enhanced)
  • Gears of War 4 (XBOX One)
  • Nex Machina (PS4)

1:03:48 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • DON BROCO Technology

Listening To

  • Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King
  • Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts Milano
  • Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
  • The Budos Band III
  • Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

1:34:32 Side C Community

  • Community plans for Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
  • Sunday morning coffee, muffin and Gears of War 4
  • Sea of Thieves ABOG crew sets sail on launch day March 20th

Music Played In This Episode

  • All music provided with kind permission by Tiny Rockets


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