ABOG Podcast - Video Games and Music
A young at heart trio keeps you up-to-date with the fast-paced video game industry. They also help you discover new music by recommending a record and playing a fresh tune from an independent artist.

Bored of the museum, Shane heads for the bar and then to play the new Street Fighter V before being booted from the servers. Since he can no longer connect, the guys share their all-time favorite fighting games. Afterward Karl goes Sky High in Rocket League and Joel hosts a record night. 

Contents

Icebreaker // Favorite exhibit in a museum?

0:04:30 Gaming Conversations // Favorite fighting games of all time, ADR1FT Clair de lune Trailer and how it has shifted Joel and Shane's opinion of VR

0:23:30 Playing // Street Fighter V (PS4), Shane sleeps through half of Star Wars Battlefront, The Walking Dead, Karl scores Sky High in Rocket League Season 2, Boosting ABOG FC players in FIFA 16, Tom Clancy's The Division beta (PS4 & XBOX One), Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (XBOX One)

0:48:00 Side B Music // Record night (Spotify Playlist) - Nevermen, Alkaline Trio My Shame is True, Them Crooked Vultures, Tenement Predatory Headlights, Faith No More King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime, Prong X, Valerie June Pushin' Against a Stone, The Big Lebowski soundtrack. Shane brings us a taste from Deep Sea Diver's latest after talking about their new album a bit.

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Direct download: 095.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl carry some salt into this episode and successfully keep the audio witches away. They share their overall impressions of the PlayStation Vita, gaming news, what they're playing and listening to and then pepper the ending with a scorching tune from Tenement.

Contents

Icebreaker // Salt or pepper?

0:03:10 Gaming Conversations // MLB The Show 16 is not coming to PlayStation Vita and since it officially marks the last of Sony's first party support, the guys reminisce and decide whether or not the system was worth it in the end. New game from Insomniac, Song of the Deep, physical release to be published by GameStop. Tom Clancy's The Division in an upcoming open beta. Knack 2 leaked but the guys aren't sure if a sequel is even warranted.

0:16:15 Playing // Unravel (XBOX One & PS4) has the entire crew captivated. Hear them gush about why it's worthy of a purchase. ABOG FC kicking ass (not really) in FIFA 16 (PS4). Karl agrees with Shane that The Order: 1886 (PS4) is vastly underrated. The guys also share a couple other games they've been playing during the past week.

0:35:15 Side B Music // Midnight Reruns Force of Nurture, Kula Shaker K 2.0, Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear, and MGC Music 2016 full line up and other details revealed for the upcoming Midwest Gaming Classic

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Direct download: 094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

Audio issues, multiple takes, spilled beer and 1/3 Karl couldn't keep you away from episode 93.

Contents

Icebreaker // Which is the real football?

0:05:55 Gaming Conversations // Favorite football games of all time

0:16:30 Playing // Lego Marvel's Avengers (PS4), Baba Yaga dlc Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Gems of War (XBOX One), Marvel Puzzle Quest (XBOX One)

0:28:10 Music // Weezer, Oasis, Metallica, Known to Wander/MGC Music

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Direct download: 093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT

Back for a few days from a tour through Europe and Australia, Joel and Shane had the fortune of hosting Brett Newski in the ABOG studio for a quick chat about his musical beginnings. Brett is in town to release Hi-fi D.I.Y. before embarking on yet another tour. Hear about the first job he took in order to save for a guitar, sharting his pants while having to learn how to sing with an audience present and few other funny stories from arguably the hardest working musician currently living in Milwaukee.

Show notes and full, unedited interview available at http://www.abogpod.com/blog/ep92

Direct download: 092_Brett_Newski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

You'll never call them late for a beer. Shane, Joel and Karl are back for another video game and music conversation and then reveal the first band playing their MGC Music stage at the Midwest Gaming Classic on April 9th, 2016.

Contents

Icebreaker // How late is late?

0:04:30 Gaming Conversations // Former founders of Criterion Games reveal Dangerous Golf. Sony merges PlayStation into US-based Sony Interactive Entertainment. Lifetime XBOX One and PlayStation 4 console sales and the potential impact on the next few years of ABOG gaming.

0:13:00 Playing // ABOG FC via FIFA 16 (PS4), Tom Clancy's The Division Beta, Lego Marvel's Avengers (PS4), Star Wars Battlefront (PS4), Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One)

0:36:50 Music // Suede Night Thoughts, Kula Shaker, Brett Newski American Folk Armageddon and the reveal of the band kicking off this year's MGC Music stage at the Midwest Gaming Classic.

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Direct download: 091.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT

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