A Band of Gamers
Stay current with gaming and discover new music with three over-the-hill, positive-minded best mates. Podcast starts with Side A Video Games wherein the guys chat about the latest big news and games including impressions and reviews. Second half of the show, Side B Music, aims to help you discover new records you may have otherwise missed. Proud supporter of local and independent content.

Video Games (0:00:00 - 1:00:29)

    Need for Speed Rivals (PS4), Gran Turismo 6 (PS3), Battlefield 4 (PS4), Upgraded PS4 HDD to a 1TB, Resogun (PS4), Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous (iOS universal app), Atari Flashback 3, The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds (3DS), Super Mario 3D World (Wii U), Animal Crossing’s abusive animals (3DS)

and Music (1:00:30 - 1:43:51)

    Joel dwindles 2013 favorite of the year music list down, Steven Wilson- Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories), Mars Volta, Shane shares what he’s listening to, Babyshambles- Sequel To The Prequel, Third Man Records Vault Package #18, Valerie June in-studio performance at 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Slowburn now available via iTunes

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Video Games

  • Need for Speed Rivals (PS4), Spelunky (Vita), Monopoly Slots (iOS), The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds (3DS), Super Mario 3D World (Wii U), our favorite Super Mario games of all-time, Resogun (PS4) share feature for high score tips

and Music

  • Record Store Day buys (Joel) include Queens of the Stone Age- Like Clockwork and Arcade Fire- Reflektor
  • Shane prepares for a Pearl Jam concert
  • Bad Religion believes

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Video Games

  • Last of Us, Pinball Arcade, Zen Pinball 2, pinball tables at the Midwest Gaming Classic 2014, Killzone Mercenary, Diablo III, Monster Hunter Ultimate 3, Injustice Gods Among Us, Madden 25, PS4 impressions, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun, NBA 2K14, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4

and Music

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It's Halloween so why not darken the mood with heavier music and horror movie tones. Otherwise it's business as usual with video game talk first and then a music segment thereafter.

Video Games

  • GTA V, Red Dead Redemption, The Walking Dead, Madden 25, Diablo III, Spelunky

and Music

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Shane officially joins as ABOG's new cohost and starts this episode off strong with lots of video game discussion. In the second section (music segment), the hosts share all the records they're currently spinning and then discuss some polarizing artists. Plenty of music shared throughout.

Gaming

  • Grand Theft Auto V, Pinball Arcade, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Liberation Maiden, Hustle Kings, Madden 25 Online League, Castle of Illusion, NBA 2K14

and Music

Podcast was recorded and mixed live, contains no edits and was released immediately upon completion.

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Joel and Shane talk their latest gaming exploits and then celebrate 50 years of the cassette tape. They focus on the mixtape and of course share some mixtape classics throughout.

Gaming

  • PS3 super slim console upgrade, Resident Evil 6, GTA V, Diablo 3, Dead Trigger, Super Mario Land 3D, Nano Assault EX, ESPN app on XBOX 360

and Music

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Shane guest hosts for a second consecutive show. The new format resumes with the guys chatting up video games in the first segment then talking and sharing music in the second segment.

Video Games   

Burnout Paradise, NHL 14 Demo, Madden 25, Pikmin 3, Nano Assault Ex, Killzone Mercenary

Music
    Black Joe Lewis- Come To My Party
    A Tribe Called Quest- Jazz
    Bob Schneider- Unpromised Land
    Phil X and the Drills- Blow My Brains Out
    Slowburn- Break Your Fall

Podcast was recorded and mixed live, contains no edits and was released immediately upon completion.

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Joel and guest host Shane geek out about music and share a few tracks, but not before they talk an hour about the games they’re playing.

Video Games

    Dead Nation, Pinball Arcade, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, Plants Vs Zombies 2, Ducktales Remastered, PixelJunk Monsters HD, Pikmin 3, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Madden NFL 13

Music

    Sony’s Music Unlimited Service, Serj Tankian, face to face- Don’t Turn Away, Vinyl, Queen- A Night at the Opera LP

Included songs: Serj Tankian- Arpeggio Bust, Queen- '39, Bobaflex- The Sound of Silence

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In this episode Trickman Terry Minnich joins Joel and entertains with a few EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) memories and a stroll through his personal arcade. They then fast forward to future consoles and the latest news from Microsoft regarding the removal of DRM from XBOX One. Playing Ouya, Nintendo 3DS and Animal Crossing.

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AddedXP guest host and joins Joel in a lengthy E3 discussion including predictions and a family reunion. Before that Joel rationalizes a new PS3 purchase. Playing MLB 13: The Show (Vita), Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (PSP/Vita), Spec Ops: The Line, Grid 2 and talking about many more.

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After a waterlogged weekend, Bill attacks his gaming backlog by finishing up Halo 4, Bioshock Infinite, and Resistance 3 before curb-stomping the zombie horde in Dead Island Riptide with fellow ABOG community members. Joel provides an entertaining and emotional fireside tale, platforms his way through Mighty Switch Force, and gives his Vita some love with the help of those adorable Mutant Blobs.

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Joel and Bill support each other through the responsibilities of life and look forward to a break from reality during this brief episode of A Band of Gamers.

Bill returns to the tropics, manages infinite backtracking, and shares his love for horror in cinema. Joel troubleshoots his PS3, recalls fond memories of classic gaming, and observes the joy of score chasing.

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Bill dreams of living in a city built from Legos, finds paradise among the clouds, and provides a shot of testosterone to his man-cave. Joel gets some hands-on time with Nintendo's latest, dukes it out with the most lethal bounty hunter in the universe, and gets his acoustical groove back.

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Recorded live at the Midwest Gaming Classic 2013. Guests include Scott Sauer (Gamers Only Older), Jeff Ross (Rman5k from AddedXP), Eric Baily and Eric Hunter (1 More Podcastle) in addition to a couple community members.

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Bill enjoys his chicken hardboiled, reaps the benefits of a classic bank heist, and falls in love with an iconic video game legend. Joel celebrates Shmup appreciation month, treats his jungle fever, and empties his wallet to Zen Pinball.

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Scott Sauer from Gamers Only Older joins Bill and Joel to talk about his biggest gaming accomplishment, the genius that is Coheed & Cambria, and provides details about the upcoming Days of Goo. Joel embraces his score-chasing addiction and realizes the benefits of tablet gaming, while Bill has a soapbox moment and finally gets his hands on Sly Cooper for the Vita.

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Bill embraces human mutations, discovers another WiiU game, and grabs two tickets to paradise. Joel makes an early game-of-the-year prediction, cuts the ribbon on ABOG's latest endeavor, and announces his intentions for a 3-way.

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You'll get more than you bargained for this time around. Bill betrays his family, exploits his son's fears and has a mild Segasm, while Joel tastes brawler defeat, exhibits signs of a DmC stroke and cuts the proverbial cord. Things get weird as shit after talking about the Midwest Gaming Classic and we both struggle with saying our goodbyes.

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In this episode Bill reviews LEGO The Lord of the Rings and Far Cry 3. The hosts also share recent gaming exploits, an open invitation to join a Dead Space backlog support group and the latest community reviews.

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