A Band of Gamers (ABOG) - Video Games & Music
Three best mates podcasting about video games and music. Formerly a more serious endeavor and now an excuse to hang out, talk about their favorite hobbies and drink a few brews. Listen in for gaming talk and to discover new music you may have missed otherwise.

The guys share their Top 5 Favorite Video Games and Top 10 Favorite Albums in ABOG's fifth annual Favorites of the Year Episode. Sit back and enjoy a double episode to close out 2016. 

In This Episode:

0:01:50 Favorite Video Games of 2016

  • Co-host top 5's

0:39:15 Favorite Albums of 2016

  • Co-host top 10's

1:42:10 Listener Emails and Record Night Crew Favorites

1:50:35 Post Game

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Looking forward to 2017

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Best of the Rest Video Games and Albums 2016, Review of The Last Guardian, record and tune from Tenement and the Enjoy the Rides test press winner announced in Post Game.

In This Episode:

02:30 Best of the Rest 2016: Video Games

  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Quantum Break
  • Doom
  • Titanfall 2
  • NES Classic
  • Ratchet & Clank

13:00 Video Games

  • Inside
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Bioshock
  • Pure Pool

24:00 Review: The Last Guardian 

36:50 Notable New Record

  • Tenement Bruised Music, Volume 2

44:35 Best of the Rest 2016: Albums

  • Brett Newski Land Air Sea Garage
  • Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
  • Weezer Weezer
  • Deep Sea Diver Secrets
  • Steve Gunn Eyes On The Lines
  • Glenn Hughes Resonate
  • Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
  • Alter Bridge The Last Hero
  • Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  • Kula Shaker K2.0
  • The Dead Daisies Make Some Noise

59:00 Post Game

  • Winner of the Best of Batman Arkham Knight test press announced

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Video games walk the red carpet while fanboys scream for attention, review of The Crew's Calling All Units dlc, Joel's XBOX One S takes off, recommended new record from Wolf People, a Hot Coffin scorcher and recharging the batteries to finish the show.

In This Episode:

0:01:35 Gaming News

0:30:30 Video Games

  • Super Dungeon Bros
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • The Crew Calling All Units
  • XBOX One S Ready For Takeoff

0:49:30 Notable New Record

  • Wolf People Ruins

1:07:53 Post Game

  • Recharging The Batteries
  • Email your favorite album and game released in 2016 to Email@ABOGpod.com

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Exploring the Christmas tree forest after a No Man's Sky patch, review of Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2, holiday shopping bonanza sale deals, A Tribe Called Quest's triumphant return, tune from Brian Wahlstrom and a singing moose head.

In This Episode:

0:01:30 Gaming News

  • No Man's Sky The Foundation Update

0:08:50 Review: Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2

0:16:15 Video Games

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Holiday shopping bonanza sale deal

0:28:15 Notable New Record

  • A Tribe Called Quest We Got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
    • short song clip played prior to critique via fair use

0:49:35 Post Game

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ABOG reviews the NES Classic, catches up on the past ten years with Mass Effect, retrieves the plastic drum kit from the bus stop for a new Rock Band game, spins the latest from Blackberry Smoke and then blows the roof off with a fresh tune from the Handgrenades.

In This Episode:

0:01:40 Review of the NES Classic

0:21:00 Video Games

  • Mass Effect // XBOX 360 via XBOX One
  • Mass Effect 2 // XBOX 360 via XBOX One
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm // PC
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rock Band Rivals // PS4
  • Gears of War 4 // XBOX One
  • The Legend of Zelda // NES Classic
  • Punch Out! // NES Classic

0:51:30 Notable New Records

  • Blackberry Smoke Like an Arrow
    • Small clip from "Waiting for the Thunder" played via fair use

1:06:30 Post Game

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Shane and Karl are joined by ABOG Extra Life teammate and special guest Will Mackellar (TGWPIS and Battle Cattle UK) and they share, among other things, their experiences from Extra Life this past weekend. Includes a hefty 'Now Playing' section and closes out with a fresh tune from Foreign Goods.

In This Episode:

0:03:30 Extra Life 2016

  • Been around for years
  • Extra balls for Extra Life
  • The whys
  • 2016

0:23:10 Playing

  • ReCore
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Rocket League
  • Smash Up
  • Titanfall 2
  • Just Cause 3
  • Witcher 3
  • Zen Pinball 2
  • Letter Quest
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 2

Music Played In This Episode

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ABOG spends Halloween as far away from Karl's as humanly possible. While avoiding The Crow, they talk elite controllers, Overcooked, Mystery Lights, ladies and listen to some Secret Gaijin. 

In This Episode:

0:03:10 Gaming News

  • Uncharted The Movie
  • GAME charging customers to demo PlayStation VR
  • Third party PlayStation 4 elite controllers

0:16:15 Playing

  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Battlefield 1
  • Overcooked

0:33:30 Notable New Records

  • The Mystery Lights The Mystery Lights

0:53:20 Post Game

  • Shout out to all the wonderful ladies

Music Played In This Episode:

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Direct download: 130.mp3
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Gears of War 4 Review, Nintendo Switch reveal, Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Battlefield 1 initial impressions, Joyce Manor's Cody and an excellent tune off the Gauss EP.

In This Episode:

0:05:20 Review: Gears of War 4

0:19:45 Gaming News

0:31:10 Playing

  • Battlefield 1

0:38:30 New Records

  • Joyce Manor Cody
  • Gauss Thalweg

0:53:05 Post Game

  • New writers and reviews on ABOGpod.com
  • Halloween

Music Played In This Episode:

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Direct download: 129.mp3
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ABOG returns with Mafia III boat hopping, XBOX One outsells PlayStation 4, Mantis Burn Racing review, new records from Green Day and NOFX, tune from NOFX, King Biscuit Flower Hour and Friday Night Video Fights.

In This Episode:

0:05:15 Gaming News

  • Mafia III bugs and a classic soundtrack
  • XBOX One outsells PlayStation 4 in US for third straight month

0:13:15 Review: Mantis Burn Racing

0:25:20 Playing

0:30:00 New Records

  • Green Day Revolution Radio
  • NOFX First Ditch Effort

0:42:45 Post Game

  • Email
    • King Biscuit Flower Hour
    • Friday Night Video Fights

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Direct download: 128.mp3
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Joel sweats his way through playing PS VR. Karl finishes Forza Horizon 3 and shares his further impressions. Shane paints a beautiful picture and shares a tune off of the new Boston Manor record.

In This Episode:

0:08:45 PS VR

  • PlayStation VR Worlds
    • Ocean Descent
    • The London Heist

0:26:10 Playing

  • Forza Horizon 3 // XBOX One
  • Gears of War 2 // XBOX 360 via XBOX One backwards compatibility
  • Resident Evil HD // PlayStation 4
  • Flower // PlayStation 4

0:44:45 New Records

  • Bon Iver 22, A Million
  • Boston Manor Be Nothing.

1:04:40 Post Game

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Direct download: 127.mp3
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