A Band of Gamers
Stay current with gaming and discover new music. Gaming podcast with a flip side (Side A Video Games and Side B Music). Over-the-hill best mates geek out about video games and recommend records.

An annual tradition, ABOG's favorite albums and video games end of the year extravaganza. Hear the third annual foty show jam packed with host and listener favorites and maybe a little too much holiday cheer. Includes favorites from both music and games of the video variety.

Special guest Karl joins the crew forming an ABOG power trio that spans the globe.

Ice Breaker- If there could be a caption under your name in your high school yearbook, what would it say?

Side A: Music (0:07:00)

Music- Host and listener favorite albums, songs, gigs, album covers and colored vinyl released in 2014

Side B: Video Games (1:50:00)

Games of the Video Variety- Host and listener favorite video games, indie games and consoles played this past year

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

This episode was recorded live using mixing board audio and due to some issues with Skype has a few audio hiccups.

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Joel throws musical paint at a blank canvas whilst releasing some tension and Shane gets stood up and rained on by the best dynamic weather an umbrella can withstand.

Ice Breaker- What animal do you resemble?

Side A: Music (0:05:15)

Music talk- Keyboards in rock music, Joel's coworker and the larger picture; his perceived double standard

Listening To- C.J. Ramone Last Chance To Dance, Damon Albarn & The Heavy Seas Live at Royal Albert Hall, The Honorary Title from Enjoy the Ride Records, Johnny Marr Playland, First Aid Kit live at Lakeland College, Volcano Choir and Sylvan Esso live at Turner Hall 11/30/14, Pearl Jam live in Milwaukee mp3 files

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:30:30)

Video Games- Digital holiday sales, NCAA Football 2014, Little Big Planet 3 (PS4), Driveclub's dynamic weather, Killzone 3 Sundays (PS3), Nano Assault Neo X (PS4), Geometry Wars 3 (PS4), Grand Theft Auto V (PS4), Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare (PS4) for free during the PlayStation Experience.

Email your favorite album and/or video game released in 2014 by 12/23/14 and it will be shared on the next episode. Email@ABOGpod.com

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Less "Rock Around The Clock" and more "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with Uncle Neil.

Ice Breaker- Would you get rid of your car if public transportation were available everywhere?

Side A: Music (0:05:00)

News- Black Friday Record Store Day, YouTube to enter the streaming music biz, Billboard 200 to incorporate music streaming into metrics, the counter points to Spotify and the other streaming services, the guys share their impressions of the new Foo Fighters record

Listening To- Coral Springs EP, The Descendents Cool To Be You, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades Run, Engine, Run, ANTEMASQUE, Neil Young Storytone (Deluxe), Pink Floyd The Endless River

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Side B: Video Games (1:21:00)

Video Games- Wolfenstein (PS4), Pinball Arcade (PS4), Joel's fear of the nerd flu when playing actual pinball, GTAV (PS4), Peggle 2 (PS4), Pix The Cat (PS4), Killzone 3 Sunday Nights, Madden 15 (PS4), Driveclub (PS4), first year of the PlayStation 4 and what the guys think of how it went

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Kickstart The Atomic Spins

Direct download: ABOG_Podcast_Ep53_Blatz_Me_Thrice.mp3
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It's Pay Day for Shane on Halloween but sadly the artists aren't getting their proper cut. Joel talks through his considerations to cancel Spotify based on the recent news of unfair royalty payments.

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite candy?

Side A: Music (0:06:00)

News- RIP Jack Bruce, NEW TOOL, The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, Artists react to lower than normal payments from digital streaming services which causes Joel to reconsider his subscription to Spotify

Listening To- Lagwagon Hang, Johnny Marr Playland, Slipknot .5 The Gray Chapter, Sugar Stems Sugar Stems N' Friends, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with Fungi Ensemble, Field Report Marigolden, Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends, Trampled By Turtles Wild Animals, Ladders Suha

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:09:50)

Video Games- PS4 firmware 2.0 impressions and woes, Drive Club (PS4), GTAV FPS makes the game a must buy, Resident Evil 5 (PS3), NBA2K15 (PS4)

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Music streaming services vs. curmudgeon old record spinners in a battle to decide who gets more hits in the top 100. Starts off strange but the tubes warm up and so does the episode. Turn the volume dial clockwise and enjoy another episode of good music and goofy banter with Joel and Shane.

Ice Breaker- What's the weirdest food you've ever eaten?

Side A: Music (0:06:15)

News- Who is Drake and why does he have more songs in Billboard's Hot 100 than The Beatles? Patrick Carney and why The Black Keys block music streaming services such as Spotify, New Gorillaz and The Good The Bad and The Queen in the works says Damon Albarn, Primus hiding golden tickets in their new album, Admiration for Steve Shutt, San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's "Royals" during the World Series

Listening To- Uke-Hunt live 10/5, Joey Cape and One Week Records live 10/7,Chris Cresswell, Field Report Marigolden, Pearl Jam live at BMO Harris Bradley Center 10/20, Pearl Jam Yield, Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt splatter vinyl, Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:12:00)

Video Games- Drive Club (PS4) debacle or good game? Angry Birds Transformers- there is no debate, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (PS4), NBA 2K15 (PS4), Wife monopolizing the PS4, Resident Evil 5 co-op (PS3)

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Joel and Shane deviate from the usual agenda to celebrate ABOG's 50th episode / two years. The guys pour a few beers and then reminisce about the first 49, history and favorite moments.

Includes fireside chats, childhood memories, gut checks, mic feedback, embarrassing moments, dumb people who say the Beatles are overrated and at least one lap full of beer. A more live and looser take than usual that beer was worn without interrupting the show. Pro move Shane!

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It's important to buy a stanjo for your banjo. This and other valuable life lessons provided by Joel and Shane in another entertaining episode of ABOG Podcast.

Ice Breaker- What's the last movie that you saw?

Side A: Music (0:05:45)

News- Antemasque's album due out in October, September 23rd is David Bowie Day in Chicago, Bowie's personal archive exhibit, Malcolm Young retires but AC/DC continues on, U2 and Apple working on a new digital music service, Fugazi's First Demo, Qello concert streaming service on the PlayStation

Listening To- Chris Cresswell One Week Records, Queen Live at the Rainbow '74, Black Diamond Heavies A Touch of Someone Else's Class, Death From Above 1979 The Physical World, Royal Blood, Ryan Adams, Fugazi In On The Killtaker, new/old Pioneer SX-636 receiver and EPI speakers, Deadmau5 White(1<2)

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:11:30)

Video Games- NHL 15 (PS4), Surgeon Simulator (PS4), Madden 15 (PS4) Grid Autosport (PS3), FIFA 15 (PS4), Minecraft (PS4)

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Direct download: ABOG_Podcast_Ep49_Heart_Farming.mp3
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Shane, born wearing ice skates, makes Joel and Death From Above 1979 Canadians and Joel eats all the cookies.

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite dessert?

Side A: Music (0:05:00)

News- Wilco to release 20 year anniversary box set and will tour in support of, The Tweedy Father/Son gig, Iggy Pop is world's greatest dad, Faith No More announce 7" to release on Black Friday, Jackals (aka 16 year old girls) are raiding record stores, Clerks soundtrack on vinyl,  George Harrison and Paul McCartney tributes, Cure covers The Beatles,  

Listening To- Brodie Dalle Diploid Love, U2 descending back to Earth with Songs of Innocence, Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band Bless This Mess, Joseph Huber, Death From Above 1979 The Physical World, Royal Blood, Benjamin Booker, Sylvan Esso live in Milwaukee at The Pabst Theater 9/5/14, The Black Keys/Cage the Elephant live at BMO Harris Bradley Center 9/9/14, Packers lose to Seahawks and Joel loses the wager- Deadmau5/Minecraft

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:28:30)

Video Games- September is mandatory tube top month, Walking Dead Season 2 (Vita), upcoming Telltale games, NHL 15 (PS4), Madden 15 (PS4)

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Shane and Joel are joined by long-time friend of the show Karl Palmer and he fits in tighter than Michael Jackson's glove. Together they share fresh tunes from the best local/independent artists, talk lots of music and then hit up a full side B of video game discussion.

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite app?

Music (0:06:30)

News- J Mascis releases Tied To A Star, music streaming becoming more relevant, Faith No More to reunite (again, permanently this time?), Scorsese creating Ramones biopic, love for the Rolling Stones, great concert experiences (Jack White live), Pearl Jam

Listening To- Luluc Passerby, random playlists, Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt, Stone Roses reissue debut album, Thomas Zwijsin Nylonized, Jack White live at Deer Lake Park 8/28/14, Rodrigo y Gabriela live at The Riverside Theater 8/14/14

All music played with permission

Side B (1:19:00)

Video Games- 3DS street passing in airports, Velocity 2X, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (PS4), Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4), FIFA 14, NHL 15 Demo, Hearthstone (PC), Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box UK (PS3), Infamous First Light (PS4), you can trade hard copy games for a few quid, Killzone Shadowfall (PS4)

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Joel could take a hint from Shane's mastery of the whole body cleansing thing in order to gain  more coffee and guitar time. Great music, impressions of Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt album and side B content that goes off the rails in a new episode of ABOG Podcast.

Ice Breaker- How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Music (0:07:00)

News- Highest selling vinyl for first time in over 20 years, Paul McCartney scores video game soundtrack and is set to release an upcoming single in support of, Tom Petty finally has a #1 record after 37 years of hits, Jeff Lynne professional glommer, authorized Nick Drake biography, Foo Fighters preorder vinyl offerings with varying album cover choices

Listening To- Rob Zombie (Hellbilly Deluxe) via Enjoy the Ride Records, Gaslight Anthem (Get Hurt), .357 String Band, Joseph Huber (The Hanging Road), The Good Luck Thrift Store Outlet, Phox live at Turner Hall in Milwaukee (video), This Wild Life vinyl, Rodrigo y Gabriela (9 Dead Alive)

All music played with permission

 Side B (1:10:40)

Video Games- Last of Us: Remastered (PS4), Ultra Street Fighter 4 (PS3), Surgeon Simulator (PS4), FIFA 14 (PS4), Mario Golf World Tour (3DS), Super Mario Land 3D (3DS), Nano Assault EX (3DS), Road Not Taken (PS4), Remastered games almost better than nothing

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Joel and Shane buy new guitars and can't help but talk about them in Side B but only after they cover a few covers in Side A. Beers, music conversation and a generous mix of great songs round out the episode.

Ice Breaker- What was your first job?

Music (0:07:15)

News- RIP Johnny Winter, Singing contests are not what music is about, new Foo Fighters is finished, blur to release Live at Budokan on 8/11, King of covers, Weird Al has the first No 1 comedy record in over 50 years, Primus Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Listening To- Joey Cape/Tony Sly, Pennywise (Straight Ahead), Rise Against (The Black Market), Band of Horses (Cease To Begin), Jack White live in Milwaukee (article from Milwaukee Record), Jack White hates the Cubs?, Beck (Song Reader)

All music played with permission

Side B (1:01:45)

Video Games- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS4), Battlefield 4 new maps (PS4), The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4), Pixel Junk Shooter Ultimate (PS4), Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)

Guitars- Joel and Shane buy new guitars and talk about them, Union Jack Sheraton, American Standard USA Telecaster, upcoming gig

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Ever get together with friends, talk music and spin records? Joel and Shane do exactly that in another episode of the ABOG Podcast.

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite 80's TV show?

Music (0:06:35)

News- Pink Floyd releasing a new album, Best selling album of the last 25 years, No new Tool album, RIP Tommy Ramone, Ramones recollections, Coheed and Cambria's gesture to a fan in need, Beck's Song Reader coming in audio form

Listening To- Ramones (The Last Show), Uke-Hunt (Uke-Hunt), Death From Above 1979 (You're a Woman, I'm a Machine), White Stripes/Jack White

All music played with permission

Side B (1:12:50)

Video Games- Pixel Junk Shooter Ultimate (PS4/Vita), Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4), Mario Golf: World Tour

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The guys put on sunscreen before sharing a summertime mix and favoriting a few snacks. Great tunes in the hot sun and a potential visit from the potentially real Paul McCartney highlight a new episode of audio from ABOG Podcast. // Special guest Mike from AddedXP

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite snack food?

Music (0:01:30)

New Releases- White Lung (Deep Fantasy), Phox (Phox), Mastodon (Once More 'Round The Sun), Eric Johnson (Europe Live)

News- Paul McCartney is alive but is it really him? Billy Talbot suffers a stroke, final tours, concert and venue preferences

Listening To- This Wild Life (Clouded), Jack White (Lazaretto), Sylvan Esso live at 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Hip Hop records, Outkast live at Summerfest, Volcano Choir (repave), The Get Up Kids (On A Wire), Summertime music and mixes, Lorde (Pure Heroine), Bob Mould/Husker Du/Sugar, Morningwood, The Pixes (Indie Cindy), Mike Doughty, The Format (Interventions and Lullabies), Phantogram, The HandGrenades (52)

Listener Email- podcast@abandofgamers.com

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Side B (1:23:45)

Video Games- Red Dead Redemption save file lost, Portal 2, Dragon Hunter: Alliance (Vita), Terraria (Vita), God of War Collection (Vita), Mercenary Kings (PS4), Mass Effect Trilogy (PS3), 10,000,000 (Mobile), Dots (Mobile), Pokemon Emerald, Infamous: Second Son (PS4), MLB 14: The Show (PS4), FIFA 14 (PS4), NHL 15, next Madden online league, good and bad sports, Far Cry 3 (PS3)

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A good friend joins Joel and Shane this week and together they build a wall of guitars.

Ice Breaker (0:01:25)

Music (0:06:10)

Vince Clore, special guest, talks about Psychomania, The Gleasons and his new gig in the music industry.

New Releases- Jack White (Lazaretto), The Delphines (Hush), Rival Sons (Great Western Valkyrie), Bob Mould (Beauty & Ruin)

News- Paul McCartney's birthday party not on tour, Casey Casem passes away, The Gaslight Anthem's new record Get Hurt out this August

Listening To- Prong (Ruining Lives), The Hold Steady (Teeth Dreams), Sevendust (Time Travelers & Bonfires), Lagwagon (Hoss), Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Parquet Courts (Sunbathing Animal), Amazon music service, YouTube, Sylvan Esso (Sylvan Esso)

All music played with permission

Side B Video Games (1:12:40)

Now Playing- Battlefield 4 Vs. Gamer Chatter follow up and shout outs, MLB 14: The Show (PS4), Tomb Raider (PS3), Grand Theft Auto V (PS3), Mario Kart 8, Wii U data transfer, Peggle 2 (XBOX One), Lego Marvel Super Heroes (XBOX One), Dead Rising 3 (XBOX One)

Topics- E3 impressions

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Direct download: ABOG_Podcast_Ep42_Kill_The_Singer.mp3
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Shane sitting around in his ginch? A Canadian specific underwear reference and lots of great music make for another entertaining episode.

Ice Breaker (0:01:12)

Music (0:05:05)

New Releases- The Orwells (Disgraceland), Sharon Van Etten (Are We There), The Wild Life (Clouded), Led Zeppelin Reissues

News- Beastie Boys honoring MCA's wishes and take it to court, Jack White Vs. The Black Keys, Metallica's warm welcome to Glastonbury, GWARbar

Listening To- John Frusciante (Curtains), Radiohead (The Bends), American Football, The American Analog Set, The Jazz June, Sirius/XM, Music tech in new vehicles

All music shared with kind permission

Side B Video Games (1:03:42)

Now Playing- Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (Vita), Gran Turismo 6 (PS3), Tomb Raider (PS3), RBI Baseball 14 (PS3), Wii U Nintendo ID and Club Nintendo, Mario Kart 8

Topics- E3 is next week, Battlefield 4 (PS4) Vs. Gamer Chatter on Saturday 6/7/14 2pm EST

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The podcast format is solidified. Just choose which groove you put the needle in for either music or video games.

Ice Breaker (0:01:20)

Music (0:05:00)

New Releases- Oasis (Definitely Maybe/Remastered), The Black Keys (Turn Blue), Tori Amos (Unrepentent Geraldines), Space Raft (S/T), The Roots (...and then you shoot your cousin), Coldplay

News- Apple reportedly buying Beats, Dave Grohl's HBO TV show, Compact discs are wearing out, Casey Casem

Listening To- Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies (Are We Not Men? We Are Diva), Jack White (Blunderbuss), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Californication), Neil Young (A Letter Home), The GOASTT (Midnight Sun), Truckfighters (Universe)

All music shared on the podcast with kind permission from the artists.

Side BVideo Games (1:04:10)

Now Playing- MLB 14: The Show (PS4), Gran Turismo 6 (PS3), Walking Dead (Vita), Borderlands 2 (PS3), All Pro Football 2K8 (PS3), Trials Fusion (PS4), Ryse (XBOX One)

Topics- In a gaming rutt, E3 2014 about hedging bets, Canada's prices, XBOX One without Kinect

House Cleaning (1:37:50)

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Sides are flipped and the show starts with music this episode. Shane and Joel talk a lot of music and explain why Nintendo's Betamax decision may have buried them ET style.

Full Show Notes (click here)

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Pinball Wizards this episode Joel and Shane hit up the flippers and then talk lots of music including Record Store Day 2014 experiences and purchases.

Icebreaker : Would you work if you didn't need the money?

Video Games (0:04:11)

    Muscle memory and Killzone 3 (PS3), Trials Fusion (PS4) in depth, PlayStation Home is not a game, Video game selfies, Midwest Gaming Classic 2014 happenings, Actual pinball is superior to digital pinball (duh), Bend over and look up- it's pinball, Drinking gross Chicago booze, Importance of hand sanitizer, Forza 5 (XBOX One), Elevator Action (NES)

Music (0:55:30)

    Bombino- Amidinine (Nomad), Record Store Day experience and purchases (The Exclusive Company, Acme Records, Rush Mor Records, Avalon Records), Buying concert tickets, Milwaukee's Summerfest 2014 Line Up, Shane explains how the Third Man vault package works, The World's fastest record, Ebay flippers invade Record Store Day, Man thoughts and music, Travis- Moving (Where You Stand)

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Three is a magic number this episode as a special guest joins Joel and Shane and all three hit up the usual content laughing their way through.

Icebreaker : If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go first?

Side A : Video Games (0:06:55)

  • Tomb Raider (PS3), Devil May Cry (PS3), Zen Pinball 2 (PS3/Vita), Borderlands 2 (PS3), Child purchases on a new PlayStation Vita, Shane's Battlefield 4 exploits, It's not really lag, Infamous: Second Son (PS4), Fear of video game heights, Joe Danger 2 The Movie (PS3), Killer Instinct (XBOX One)

Side B : Music (0:50:18)

Shane channels Spud from Trainspotting and reads an email (podcast@abandofgamers.com)

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Links from Damon's email : Amazon's Free Artists of the Month, Free Songs, Good Fight Free Music Sampler

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After fattening up on fast food, the boys settle in with the usual formula. Infamous: Second Son takes over the video game segment but doesn't outdo some amazing music on Side B.

Icebreaker : Favorite Fast Food

Side A : Video Games (0:06:30)

  • Upgrading PlayStation Vita Memory Card, 64gb Imported From Play-Asia, Real Boxing (Vita), Rayman Legends (PS4), Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Ryse Son Of Rome (XBOX One), Infamous: Second Son (PS4), Midwest Gaming Classic 4/12-4/13 Plans

Side B : Music (1:02:30)

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Rears in seats tempo up to rears in gear. Break it down. 

Icebreaker : How Did You Decide To Go Into Your Field?

Side A : Video Games (0:05:30)

Side B : Music (1:03:05)

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A sandwich is made and the candles are lit. Joel and Shane know how to set a proper mood and it carries through the entire episode.

Icebreaker : Favorite Food

Side A : Video Games (0:03:45)

  • Console Wars viewed and renewed, XBOX One Titanfall bundle and UK price drop, Basement Crawl (PS4), Battlefield 4 (PS4), Killzone Sunday nights, a mood dims The Last of Us, Zen Pinball 2 (PS3), Plants Vs. Zombies (PS3 & Vita), Borderlands 2 co-op (PS3), MGC

Side B : Music (1:09:40)

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Joel and Shane take a road trip to the Super Bowl halftime show but forget to plug in their microphones. Somehow they still end up with a full episode of audio based on their knowledge and understanding of the mighty air guitar.

Icebreaker : Longest Road Trip

Side A : Video Games (0:04:15)

  • News from the PlayStation Event, PlayStation Vita, Borderlands 2 (Vita), Evolve, Battlefield 4 (PS4), Outlast (PS4), The Last of Us (PS3), Journey (PS3), Strat Guides, Madden 25 Online League, Community Multiplayer Happenings

Side B : Music (0:44:44)

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Icebreaker : The Grammys

Side A : Video Games (6:21)

  • Battlefield 4 (PS4), Pinball Arcade (PS4), Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4), The Last of Us (PS3), Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U), Wii Sports Club (Wii U), Soul Caliber II HD Online (PS3)

Side B : Music (41:50)

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Side A : Video Games

  • PlayStation Now, digital downloads vs. hard copy media and how a streaming/rental service could change that dynamic, Pinball Arcade (PS4), FIFA 14 (PS4), Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (PS4), Tearaway (Vita), Rocketfish Gaming Chat Headset (PS4), Zen Pinball 2 (PS4), Retroids Madden 25 Online League (PS3), NBA 2K14 (PS4) helps overcome a bad season for Joel's Milwaukee Bucks team, Super Punch-Out (Wii U), Knack (PS4)

Side B : Music (1:00:12)

Animal Crossing Cruelty (To Humans)

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Video Games

  • Community and host favorite video games of 2013

and Music

  • Community and host favorite albums of 2013. Includes an audio clip for each entry.

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Direct download: ABOG_Episode_30_Dream_Singer_Favorites_of_the_Year_2013.mp3
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