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 in gaming and recommending great records.

The guys lean on Tony Hawk for most of the important decisions in episode 83 except pizza. He helps them with gaming glitches, which new system Joel's brother-in-law should buy, how to use a rubber band to earn a platinum trophy and if the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can save his horrible game.

Icebreaker // What is your favorite pizza place and what style of pizza do you prefer?

0:07:45 Gaming // Game crashing glitches and bugs, which new system should Joel's brother-in-law buy?

0:26:30 Playing // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians, Karl's rubber band trick in Rocket League, Shadow Complex (XBOX 360), Fallout 4 (PS4), Castle Crashers (Steam), patched Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4), The Crew (PS4)

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Direct download: 083_What_Would_Tony_Do.mp3
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Keep those old fashioned flat screens bolted to the wall because it's snowing outside, ABOG has their parents' records cranked and the top 10 favorite snow sports games are heating up the plasma. Afterward they toss around red and green swords in their review of Star Wars Battlefront.

Icebreaker // Which records did you borrow from your parents collection and spin as a kid?

0:08:15 Gaming // Joel needs a new TV so the guys give him advice on what's important in a gaming set-up, top 10 favorite snow sports games

0:26:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Gears of War 3 and Judgement added to XBOX One, Fallout 4 (PS4), Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:31:10 Review // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:49:50 Listening // Black Sabbath Paranoid from Vinyl Me Please, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine

Tangential discussions // Shane will eventually watch Star Wars but not until the original theatrical releases are available

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Direct download: 082_Guy_With_The_Green_Sword.mp3
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It's the time of year when the Green Bay Packers bum and the sickness hits.

Icebreaker // What bums you out?

0:06:50 New Hotness // Autumn drop of blockbuster games, XBOX One's new dash and backwards compatibility, EA Access

0:19:20 Playing // Fallout 4 (PS4), Rocket League (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Kameo: Elements of Power (XBOX One)

0:47:50 Music // Johnny Marr Adrenalin Baby, My Baby live

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Direct download: 081_Sharp_Dressed_Dog.mp3
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The guys are joined by two friends to battle off sleep 16 hours into the Extra Life 24 hour gaming marathon by recording this podcast episode. And making each other laugh.

Icebreaker // If you could own one arcade cabinet or pinball table which would it be?

0:05:55 Extra Life 2015 // Rocket League tournament results

0:11:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Hearthstone, MLB 15: The Show (Vita), NHL 16 (PS4), Bloodborne (PS4), Zen Pinball 2 (PS4), Towerfall Ascension (PS4), Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4), Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Madden NFL 16 (PS4), Octodad (PS4), Surgeon Simulator (PS4)

And plenty of the usual tangential conversations.

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Direct download: 080_Cozy_Couch_For_Kids.mp3
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Shane and Karl battle through colds to bring you another episode of ABOG. In between coughing they chat about gaming news, what they've been playing and then Karl talks about a recent chance he had to see his all-time favorite drummer. 

Icebreaker // What is the most unusual job you've ever had?

0:05:25 News // PlayStation Paris Games Week Conference impressions (Gran Turismo Sport, Detroit, No Man's Sky, Dreams, new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, Robinson: The Journey, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood), Rocket League drops a puck on the ice? Rock Band 4 reviewed by the dev (from Ben Kuchera's article on Polygon), Batman: Arkham Knight Steam refunds, PlayStation Plus freebies for November, EA Access

0:36:05 Playing // Tales from the Borderlands,  Battleborn (PS4) beta, Broken Age (Vita), Super Meat Boy, Rocket League, Destiny (PS4), Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4), PlayStation 1 classics on the Vita, Capcom Classics Collection, Driveclub Bikes (PS4)

1:14:00 Music // Karl attends Sunshine of Your Love - concert celebrating the life and music of Jack Bruce and gets to see his favorite drummer of all time.

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Direct download: 079_Point_And_Cough.mp3
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