A Band of Gamers (ABOG)
Video games and music. Two hobbies in one podcast. An excuse for three best mates with many miles between them to hang out, talk about their favorite hobbies and drink a few brews together. Episodes include video game news, impressions and reviews along with new albums, gigs and record collecting.

Joel thinks the Zune was an innovative device and since he's been playing Geometry Wars Evolved lately perhaps he's stuck in 2006. Shane can't be bothered with walking to the end of the cul-de-sac but still manages to catch a Pokemon in his beer.

0:08:15 Gaming News

  • Evo on ESPN2
  • Background music coming to XBOX One 
  • PlayStation 4 custom game music capabilities
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration on the PlayStation 4
  • NFL Network and NFL RedZone on PlayStation Vue

0:30:15 Playing

  • Rare Replay // XBOX One
  • Pokemon Go // Mobile
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4
  • Street Fighter V // PlayStation 4
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions // PlayStation 4
  • Super Mega Baseball // PlayStation 4

0:50:30 Notable New Music

  • Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate

Music Played In This Episode

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Karl has to capture them all. The llamas of course. Joel boxes up his PlayStation 3 in a desperate attempt to curb his PixelJunk Monsters addiction and sprays deodorizer in the bathroom. Shane heals the ABOG team and makes up words.

Icebreaker

How should Joel address the situation regarding an offender of small office bathroom etiquette?

0:10:30 Nintendo may have released a new app that has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, but the guys are more excited about different Nintendo news. They do yack a bit about Pokemon Go though.

0:31:00 Playing (Impressions)

  • Inside // XBOX One
  • Alto's Adventure // Windows
  • Lost Castle // Steam
  • Furi // PlayStation 4
  • Life Is Strange // XBOX One
  • PixelJunk Monsters // PlayStation 3
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4

0:50:30 Notable New Music

  • Blink-182 California
  • This Wild Life "Pull Me Out" from their forthcoming Low Tides LP

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)" Sonic Team in Remixland
  • Outro by UNRB "The House On Lime Street" Collateral Jammage // https://unrbmusic.bandcamp.com

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Doesn't get any better than Golden Axe yet the guys still find a way to choose their top 10 favorite games and albums from the first half of 2016.

0:03:00 Favorite Video Games First Half of 2016

0:28:40 Favorite Albums First Half of 2016

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux" Drum Synth Fuzz
  • Outro by NO/NO "Bad Habit" Sound and Light

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Shane is a gentleman when he chirps at the ballgame and when Karl's son beats his score. English people don't get baseball but they sure play a lot of Rocket League. Joel likes beards on his batters and David Lynch Inside his video games.

Icebreaker

What is your most memorable live baseball game experience?

0:08:55 Favorite baseball video games

  • Baseball // Atari 2600
  • Hardball // Commodore 64
  • Major League Baseball // Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Bases Loaded // Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Base Wars // Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Little League Baseball: Championship Series // Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Baseball Stars // Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Baseball Stars 2 // Neo Geo
  • World Series // Arcade
  • Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball // Super Nintendo
  • Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. // Nintendo 64
  • MVP Baseball // XBOX
  • MLB The Show // PlayStation 4
  • Super Mega Baseball // Playstation 4

0:24:40 Playing (Impressions)

  • Red Dead Redemption // PlayStation 3
  • Limbo // XBOX One
  • Lost Castle // Steam
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer // Steam
  • Witcher Adventure Game // Steam

0:35:30 Review of Playdead's Inside

0:41:45 Notable New Music

  • NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
  • Jake Bugg On My One
  • Direct Hit! Wasted Mind

Music Played In This Episode With Permission From The Artists

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux" Drum Synth Fuzz
  • Outro by Direct Hit! "Artificial Confidence" Wasted Mind

Outtakes

  • Email your favorite video games and albums from the first half of 2016 to Email@ABOGpod.com. Deadline for inclusion in Ep115 is Saturday 7/9/2016
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