A Band of Gamers
Stay current with gaming and discover new music with three over-the-hill, positive-minded best mates. Podcast starts with Side A Video Games wherein the guys chat about the latest big news and games including impressions and reviews. Second half of the show, Side B Music, aims to help you discover new records you may have otherwise missed. Proud supporter of local and independent content.

High volume October, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Horizon Chase Turbo, more time in the gym and Wild West, WSTR Identity Crisis, new Smashing Pumpkins and Judas Priest records, live show from Lauryn Hill disappoints, Junior Brown guitar work does not and David Bowie 2000 Glastonbury gig.

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0:02:03 Side A Video Games

News

Best October in gaming sales since NPD starting tracking. Red Dead Redemption 2 online beta went live.

Games

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. Horizon Chase Turbo. Read Dead Redemption 2. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

0:21:06 Drinking

Third Space Brewing | Happy Happy

Brewed for Sainsbury’s by Marston’s | Sainsbury’s American Style IPA

Old Yale Brewing Co. | Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter

0:27:28 Side B Music

Record of the Week

WSTR Identity Crisis 

wstr.bandcamp.com/album/identity-crisis

Listening To 

The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1. / LP: No Past. No Future. No Son. Judas Priest FIREPOWER. Ms. Lauryn Hill live at Arena Birmingham November 27th. David Bowie Glastonbury 2000 (Live). Junior Brown and The Reverend Horton Heat with Big Sandy live at Shank Hall on November 29th.

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Direct download: 179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Pokemon Lets Go, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Caramel, Coconut, Stouts, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, mosh pit, Record Store Day and an airport bloody ear.

0:02:05 Side A Video Games

News

The arcade classic Out Run is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Games

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V

0:39:40 Drinking

Meantime Brewing Co. | Marks and Spencer Maritime Salted Caramel Porter

Yellow Dog Brewing | Chew Toy Coconut Porter

1840 Brewing Company | Nuance

0:44:38 Side B Music

Record of the Week

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought to Rot

laurajanegracethedevouringmothers.bandcamp.com

Listening To 

Pagan live at Actress and Bishop in Birmingham UK 11/24/18. Record Store Day Black Friday edition.

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Direct download: 178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

Another of the big three drops out of E3. Save money on PlayStation Plus and a new gaming console as the Christmas shopping season begins. Red Dead Redemption 2 first impressions and a comparison to My Name is Mayo. Recommended album from Marmozets. Record of the week from Devils Teeth including a tune that will surely make you want to click through and hear more.

0:01:55 Side A Video Games

News

Sony plans to skip E3 2019. The best Black Friday deals both online and shopping brick and mortar.

Games

Red Dead Redemption 2

0:32:22 Drinking

1840 Brewing Company | Cheap Cologne

Analog Brewing | In Another Castle Milkshake IPA

BrewDog | Cybernaut

0:39:58 Side B Music

Recommended Album

Marmozets Knowing What You Know Now

Record of the Week

Devils Teeth Suki Yaki Hot! 

devilsteeth.bandcamp.com/album/suki-yaki-hot

“Understanding the Hands of a Killer” played with permission

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Direct download: 177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

Reviews of both Forza Horizon 4 and Analogue Super Nt. Recommended album is from Kikagaku Moyo and the record of the week is Car City S/T debut.

0:02:07 Side A Video Games

News

You can change your PlayStation name if have any regrets. PlayStation Classic line-up of twenty games announced. Highlights from XBOX X018 including the acquisition of two more studios Obsidian and InXile. Crackdown is free in the XBOX Store until the end of November. PubG now available in XBOX Game Pass. Mouse and keyboard support coming to the XBOX console

Games

Forza Horizon 4 and Analogue Super Nt

0:36:52 Drinking

Kentucky Straight Bourbon | Woodford Reserve

Tangle Ridge Canadian Whisky Double Cask

Space Champagne Brett IPA | 1840 Brewing Company

0:42:39 Side B Music

Recommended Album

Kikagaku Moyo Masonic Temples

Listening To 

Polyrhythmics Caldera after seeing the band live at Shank Hall on 10/24/18

Record of the Week

Car City Car City 

carcityband.bandcamp.com

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Direct download: 176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CST

You’ve got a winning bingo card with this episode. It ticks all the ABOG boxes. Gaming news, impressions of upcoming games, excellent record recommendations, Joel ripping on Metallica, Shane and Karl needing to be saved from another Oasis diatribe and your free middle square goes to the main glommer man. 

0:02:50 Side A Video Games

News

  • Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. Releasing on December 3rd, the mini console will include 20 pre-loaded games of which five have been announced so far Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. 
  • PlayStation decides to play well with the other consoles and give their fans and third party partners what they’ve  been asking for. That of course being cross play which is now available in beta form within Fortnite. More plans and details coming soon about other games to be added. 
  • Telltale Games closes their studio and lays off 274 employees except for a staff of two dozen who will remain and finish the port of Minecraft for Netflix. Robert Kirkman, creator and author behind the popular The Walking Dead franchise, will finish production on the final season of The Walking Dead game via his Skybound Games. He also plans to hire on Telltale Games’ employees to help with this endeavor. Gamers hoping for a proper ending to the Clementine storyline will get their wish.

Games

Impressions of upcoming game releases from the show floor at EGX 2018

  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Dreams
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Jump Force
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • Lego DC Super-Villains
  • Metro Exodus
  • Disco Elysium
  • Catastronauts!
  • Swimsanity!
  • Valfaris
  • Starlink

0:33:40 Beers

  • Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing
  • Mango Lassi Heathen | Northern Monk Brew
  • Haze Before the Storm | Raised Grain Brewing

0:43:15 Side B Music

Recommended Albums

  • Featured recommendation from Shane, The Dirty Nil Master Volume, leads the guys into a few tangential conversations that ends up ticking all the ABOG boxes including Joel ripping on the sad current state of Metallica and then having to interrupt Shane and Karl from going into another long-winded Oasis diatribe.
  • Joe Bonamassa Redemption
  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Living the Dream
  • Joyce Manor Million Dollars to Kill Me

Johnny Marr live at the Vogue Theatre on September 20th

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

Spider-Man review, Bally and Williams pinball tables coming soon to Pinball FX 3, more Nintendo franchises on the Switch, Karl recommends Pagan Black Wash and both Joel and Shane share their thoughts plus a couple more album recommendations to close out the episode.

0:03:15 Side A Video Games

News

  • Bally and Williams pinball tables are coming to Pinball FX 3
  • Nintendo bringing more of their classic franchises to the Nintendo Switch

Video Games

  • Spider-Man

Easy PlayStation Trophies

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

0:50:36 Beers

  • Pillow Top | 1840 Brewing Company
  • Troll Juice | Parallel 49 Brewing Company
  • Kamikaze Knitting Club | BrewDog

0:57:43 Side B Music

Recommended Albums

  • Featured -- Pagan Black Wash
  • Waxahatchee Great Thunder
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones Young Sick Camellia
  • Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
  • The Raging Nathans Cheap Fame
  • Brett Newski Life Upside Down

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CST

Shane buys pie under the table at a roadside stand. Karl has a secret admirer who lavishes him in external disk space. Joel doesn't care about frosting. Just give him a good cake. Grab some sweets and enjoy another episode of video games, recommended music and good beers with three mates having way too much fun doing a podcast they love.

0:04:50 Side A Video Games

News

  • Amazon ending 20% discount on preorders
  • XBOX All Access subscription service
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection and other games added to XBOX Game Pass
  • Streets of Rage 4 revealed

Video Games

  • Dead Cells final thoughts
  • Madden NFL 19

Easy PlayStation 4 Trophies

  • Twin Robots
  • TETRA's Escape

0:46:16 Beers

  • New New | 1840 Brewing Company
  • Disco Fork Lift Truck | Drygate Brewing Co
  • Nitro Vanilla Porter (NVP) | Breckenridge Brewery

0:54:27 Side B Music

Recommended Albums

  • Featured
    • Disques Debs International Vol. 1
  • Devils Teeth Suki Yaki Hot!
  • James Booker The Lost Paramount Tapes
  • Polyrhythmics Octagon
  • Pagan Black Wash
  • Eminem Kamikaze

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm CST

Shane's soul is worth one hundred bucks, Joel doesn't tinker with the price of hot dogs and Karl doesn't play well with others in the kitchen.

0:05:03 Side A Video Games

News

  • Bethesda doesn't want you to buy their games used
  • Google didn't make 50 million off of Fortnite sales in their Android store
  • Diablo III coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall
  • Plagiarism in video game reviews and recent controversy with a former IGN employee's Dead Cells review

Video Games

  • Dead Cells impressions

Now Playing

  • New ABOG Battlefield 1 Platoon
  • Joel finally beat his favorite video game from 2017
  • Overcooked 2

Easy PlayStation Trophies

  • ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS
  • Twin Robots | Ratalaika Games

0:39:38 Beers

  • Red, White and Blue (In The Spirit Series) | Third Space Brewing
  • Lean Back | Parallel 49 Brewing
  • Joker IPA | Williams Bros. Brewing Co.

0:49:21 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Dog Party Hit & Run

Also Listening To

  • Atmosphere Sad Clown Bad Year (#9 - #12 Collection)
  • Atmosphere Fishing Blues
  • Deafheavan Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  • Shane's new turntable -- Audio-Technica AT-LP120
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm CST

Joel sticks up for Hello Games, Shane needs eleven spins to confirm an album is good and Karl has a deal for you.

0:04:35 Side A Video Games

News

  • Nintendo sues a couple ROM sites to protect their IP's
  • Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is the best selling console for the month (June). First time in over 30 years.
  • Exercise to stay e-fit
    • Washed up by mid-20's?
  • Survival mode in FIFA 19

Vids

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Hidden Agenda
  • The Jackbox Party Pack
  • No Man's Sky

Easy PlayStation Trophies (E-Penis)

  • Super Destronaut DX
  • Pic-a-Pix Color

0:39:40 Beers

  • Mental Floss | Beere Brewing Company
  • All In Jim APA | Time and Tide Brewing
  • Rise of the Angels | 18th Street Brewery
    • Special shout out to Roadhouse Brewing Co. in Jackson Hole, WY

0:48:43 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • The Fever 333 Made An America
  • The Last Gang Keep Them Counting

Also Listening To

  • The Replacements For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986
  • Weezer Weezer (White Album)
  • Charles Bradley Changes
  • The War on Drugs live at Riverside Theater 7-22-18
  • The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
  • The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight
  • Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

E-sports made better with beers, pickles, onions and experimental hip hop.

0:03:21 Side A Video Games

News

  • International Olympics Committee to host an e-sports forum
  • Nintendo wants to help developers with cross-play aspirations
  • Rocket League is now available in XBOX Game Pass

Vids

  • Fortnite Season 5
  • Doom (XBOX One)
  • The Crew 2 (PS4)

Easy PlayStation Trophies (E-Penis)

  • N.E.R.O. Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4)
  • Puzzle Showdown 4K (PS4)
  • The Wolf Among Us (PS3)
  • Dead Synchronicity (PS4)

0:53:57 Beers

  • Naked Threesome | Raised Grain Brewing Company
  • Invisible No Coast IPA | Powell Brewery
  • Guinness | St. Jame's Gate, Dublin

1:04:38 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Jpegmafia Veteran

Also Listening To

  • Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
  • Theia The Ghost Light
  • Dogs in Ecstasy Dreams and Gripes
  • Buffalo Gospel On the First Bell

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Direct download: 170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm CST

Sony's handling of cross-platform play with Fortnite reminds Joel of their former arrogance, Shane doesn't like free games and Karl thinks Oatmeal Man is the worst superhero ever.

0:06:35 Side A Video Games

News

  • Sony blocking Fortnite cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch
  • The red label is back with Greatest Hits on PlayStation 4
  • Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo 2018

Vids

  • The Crew 2
  • Mario Tennis Aces

Easy PlayStation Trophies (E-Penis)

  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Wheels of Aurelia
  • Devious Dungeon

1:13:45 Beers

  • Hyde & Wilde American Style IPA | Sainsbury's
  • Power Slide | Parallel 49 Brewing Company
  • Elvis Juice | BrewDog

1:23:10 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Parquet Cours Wide Awake!

Also Listening To

  • The Interrupters Fight the Good Fight
  • Mad Caddies Punk Rocksteady
  • Jpegmafia Veteran
  • Guns 'N Roses Appetite For Destruction (Super Deluxe Edition)
  • Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

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Direct download: 169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Devil worshippers love their kitties, game developers take copious amounts of acid and E3 is duller than dull. The world is flipped upside down yet the guys still attempt to give it a glass is half full chat. A full run through of all the pressers and games announced during E3 and a Side B jammed full of new bands to discover from recent gigs they attended.

0:03:00 Side A Video Games

Pulse (biggest news and games)

  • E3 2018
    • Microsoft XBOX
      • Halo Infinite
      • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
      • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
      • Fallout 76
      • Crackdown 3
      • Metro Exodus
      • Sea of Thieves expansions
      • Forza Horizon 4
      • We Happy Few
      • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
      • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
      • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
      • Session
      • Black Desert Online
      • Devil May Cry 5
      • Dying Light 2
      • Battletoads
      • Just Cause 4
      • Gears POP!
      • Gears of War Tactics
      • Gears 5
      • Cyberpunk 2077
      • Tunic
      • Cuphead DLC The Delicious Last Course
      • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
      • Microsoft acquires Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games
    • Sony PlayStation 4
      • The Last of Us Part II
      • God of War New Game Plus
      • Destiny 2 Forsaken
      • Ghost of Tsushima
      • Resident Evil 2 Remake
      • Control
      • Kingdom Hearts III
      • Trover Saves The Universe
      • Death Stranding
      • Nioh 2
      • Deracine
      • Spider-Man
    • Nintendo Switch
      • Daemon X Machina
      • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
      • Fortnite
      • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
      • Hollow Knight
      • Overcooked 2
      • Dragon Ball FighterZ
      • Super Mario Party
      • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Ubisoft, EA and Bethesda
      • The Elder Scrolls VI
      • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
      • Beyond Good and Evil 2
      • Fallout Shelter
      • Unravel Two

1:14:45 Beers

  • Filthy Dirty IPA | Parallel 49 Brewing Company
  • Hobgoblin IPA | Wychwood Brewery Company
  • IPA | Odell Brewing Co

1:24:05 Side B Music

Gigs

  • The Longshot live at Rickshaw Theatre June 13th
  • Download Festival at Donington Park June 8th-10th
    • Employed To Serve
    • Dragonforce
    • Marmozets
    • Andrew W.K.
    • Jonathan Davis
    • Bullet For My Valentine
    • Bad Religion
    • Avenged Sevenfold
    • Lawnmower Deth
    • Monster Truck
    • Corrosion Of Conformity
    • The Fever 333
    • Babymetal
    • Parkway Drive
    • Guns N' Roses
    • Greta Van Fleet
    • Cradle of Filth
    • Turbonegro
    • Bad Cop/Bad Cop
    • Kreator
    • Black Foxxes
    • Meshuggah
    • Myrkur
    • Marilyn Manson
    • Rise Against
    • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Mdou Moctar at Acme Records June 3rd

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Direct download: 168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Joel risks relationships and loses time to Pixel Junk Monsters 2. Shane demonstrates his skills by going underneath the beat in Sound Shapes. Karl finds usefulness in an old pair of socks and embarks on a cynical adventure.

0:01:55 Side A Video Games

Pulse (biggest news and games)

  • Best Buy ends Gamers Club Unlocked
  • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Indies

  • Pixel Junk Monsters 2
  • Forgotton Anne

Grow Your Virtual Bulge (Dirty Platinum Trophies)

  • Devious Dungeon
  • Demetrios The Big Cynical Adventure
  • Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space
  • InkSplosion
  • Sound Shapes

0:56:17 Beers

  • Arcade Glow | Boombox Brewing Company
  • Mr. President | BrewDog
  • It Was All A Dream | Third Space Brewing

1:04:30 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Bombino Deran

Also Listening To

  • Alkaline Trio (Past Live)
  • Ghost Prequelle
  • Dogs In Ecstasy Dreams and Gripes
  • Sevendust All I See Is War

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  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

The sounds of silence can be dramatic. Enjoy a raw episode (no edits) covering the latest in gaming news and impressions including Nintendo's plans for the Switch online, Pinball Arcade loses a few tables and God of War. Thereafter a full does of indies with Raging Justice, Super Mega Baseball 2, wireless controller for Shane's 23 SNES Minis and Karl's stuffed boxers. Recommended record from Walt Hamburger, beers and many more albums for your discerning ears.

0:06:25 Side A Video Games

Pulse (biggest news and games)

  • Nintendo Switch online service fully detailed
  • Pinball Arcade loses rights to Bally and Williams tables
  • NES Classis is returning to store shelves in June
  • God of War is fastest selling PlayStation 4 game
  • God of War further impressions

Indies

  • Raging Justice (PS4 & XBOX One)
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 (PS4 & XBOX One)
  • 8bitdo Wireless Controller (SNES)

Undies Full of Indies (Dirty Platinum Trophies)

  • Gem Smashers (PS4)
  • Her Majesty's Spiffing (PS4)

Brews

  • Superpest Double IPA | Bomber Brewing
  • Clockwork Tangerine | BrewDog
  • Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

1:06:20 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Walt Hamburger One Week Record Week 2

Listening To and Gigs

  • Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
  • Parkway Drive Reverence
  • Guns N' Roses "Shadow Of Your Love"
  • Buffalo Gospel On The First Bell
  • Tigernite Sublunary
  • Greatest Lakes Divisions
  • Ryley Walker Deafman Glance
  • Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
  • Bombino Deran

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  • Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CST

XBOX One adds more backwards compatible titles and includes compression enhancements. Super Mega Baseball 2 is out this week. Nintendo Switch doesn't have a Dark Soul yet. Discord integrates. God of War, MLB The Show 18 and Pixel Junk Monsters 2 Demo impressions. Instructions for enlarging your ego with easy PlayStation Platinum Trophies. Too many good beers. Recommended record from Bokassa and more great albums you should be spinning. Jeff Rosenstock and Gunn-Truscinski Duo gigs. Story time with Shane about beer artistry and the new ABOG logo.

0:03:00 Side A Video Games

News

  • Six more XBOX 360 games with XBOX One X Enhanced updates added
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Gears of War 2
    • Sonic Generations
    • Darksiders
    • Portal 2
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • More original OG XBOX backwards compatible games now available
    • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
    • Breakdown
    • Conker: Live & Reloaded
    • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
    • Hunter: The Reckoning
    • Jade Empire
    • Panzer Dragoon Orta
    • SSX 3
    • Destroy All Humans!
    • Full Spectrum Warrior
    • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
    • MX Unleashed
    • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
    • Star Wars: Battlefront
    • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
    • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
    • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
    • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Dark Souls delayed on Nintendo Switch
    • Remastered version of Dark Souls will still launch on May 25th on PS4, Xbox One and PC, the Nintendo Switch version is being pushed back to summer 
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 releases May 1st
  • Discord / XBOX integration 
  • Loot boxes banned in several European countries

Impressions

  • God of War
  • MLB The Show 18
  • Pixel Junk Monsters 2 Demo
  • A Way Out
  • Human Fall Flat

PlayStation 4 E-Penis Extender (Dirty Plats)

  • Energy Invasion
  • Slyde
  • Lara Croft Go
  • 36 Fragments of Midnight
  • Gem Smashers
  • Orc Slayer
  • Hitman Go
  • Squareboy Vs. Bullies
  • Siegecraft Commander
  • Puzzle Showdown 4K

Brews

  • White Oak Jai Alai | Cigar City Brewing
  • Heathen | Northern Monk
  • Raspberry Wheat Ale | Trading Post Brewing

1:23:02 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Bokassa Divide & Conquer

Listening To and Gigs

  • Black Stone Cherry Family Tree
  • You Big Idiot Mega Donair
  • The Longshot Love Is For Losers
  • Gunn-Truscinski Duo live at Acme Records
  • Jeff Rosenstock, Martha and Bad Moves live at The Back Room At Colectivo

2:01:14 Side C Community

  • Record Night Friday May 4th
  • New Logo

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Joel and Karl recap Midwest Gaming Classic 2018, MGC Music and their experience hanging out in person for the first time. After the recap there's some audio recorded at Lakefront Brewery with a few close friends all sharing what's in their pint glasses.

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Impressions of Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and Arcade Archives PUNCH-OUT!! Grow that e-penis with more easy platinum trophies. Tasty brews. Recommended record Summertime Songs from Field Report and the usual disagreement at the end of the show this time about Jack White's new LP.

0:02:53 Side A Video Games

News

  • Pixel Junk Monsters 2
  • No Man's Sky coming to XBOX One

Playing

  • Sea of Thieves
  • Far Cry 5
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Arcade Archives PUNCH-OUT!!

PlayStation 4 E-Penis Extender

  • Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • PlayStation Vita games previously beat on PlayStation 4
  • Burley Men at Sea
  • Black & White Bushido
  • Perfect Angle

Brews

  • Daisy Capra | Half Acre Beer Company
  • Radical Road | Stewart Brewing
  • British IPA | Strathcona Beer Company

1:01:54 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • Field Report Summertime Songs

Listening To

  • Jack White Boarding House Reach

1:32:48 Side C Community

  • Midwest Gaming Classic is in two weeks!! Both Karl and Joel will be there. Join them for a pint and be in the next episode as they plan to record podcast audio with the community members in attendance.

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Review of Burnout Paradise Remastered, easy platinum trophies for enhancing your e-penis, Faux Fiction Dark Matter hat trick, Led Zep fake or legit band Greta Van Fleet and MGC Music 2018 line up. 

0:02:53 Side A Video Games

News

  • Super Smash Bros is headed to the Nintendo Switch.
  • A release date was announced for a new Tomb Raider game revealed in theaters as a trailer before the Tomb Raider movie. Game is called Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and will be released on September 14th on PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC.
  • Geralt from The Witcher series was announced as a playable character in the upcoming Soul Caliber game. Soul Caliber 6 is due out later this year.
  • Sega Genesis Collection announced for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One but not on the Switch. Joel thinks this might be a sign of Virtual Console coming soon to Nintendo Switch.
  • Genesis or Super Nintendo? Had to ask.
  • Fake Activation Twitter account announces a new Spyro. Didn't realize so many people were so giddy over Spyro.

Brews

  • Double Dry Hopped Galaxy Hero | Revolution Brewing
  • Guinness | St. Jame's Gate, Dublin
  • Knucklepuck | Peabody Heights Brewery

Playing

  • Review of Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • Tips for inflating your e-penis with Karl's easy/dirty platinums
    • Energy Cycle
    • The Little Acre
    • Dying: Reborn
    • Goat Simulator
    • Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two
    • Midnight Deluxe
    • Mr. Massagy
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
  • Coffin Dodgers
  • Gears of War 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians

1:00:01 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

Listening To

  • Is Greta Van Fleet a Led Zeppelin copy? Is that OK? Is it offensive? We try and answer these questions and sort it out together after putting their latest EP From The Fires through its paces.
  • Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky
  • Myles Kennedy Year of the Tiger

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

1:39:15 Side C Community

  • MGC Music 2018 line up at Midwest Gaming Classic

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Is Nintendo playing it safe with the Switch? It's probably the only safe bet in this entire episode to be fair. Hear how the PlayStation Vita has been doing the handheld thing with proper controllers for years now. How the guys risk their lives to enjoy IPA's every episode. Graphic warning labels that can't stop cancer. Horrible games for dirty platinums. A pop album that makes Shane and Joel squirm. All culminating at the end with an argument about respected bands that can't get no respect on ABOG.

0:02:05 Side A Video Games

News

  • XBOX Game Pass games being added in March include Sea of Thieves, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Super Lucky's Tail, Oxenfree, The Final Station and Resident Evil: Revelations 2
  • The Witcher 2, Crackdown, Fable Anniversary and Forza Horizon now available on XBOX One as backwards compatible 360 games and have an added XBOX One X enhanced patch
  • PlayStation dropping PS3 and Vita games starting in March 2019. They're no longer including two on each platform every month as a "free" offering with the PlayStation Plus membership
  • Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank added as the PlayStation Plus games for this month

Brews

  • First World Problems | Stewart Brewing
  • Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company
  • Cryo Haze IPA | Untitled Art (collaboration with Central State Brewery)

Playing

  • Review: The Station (PS4)
  • Karl's dirty platinum trophies quest for charity: Tekken 7, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Minecraft: Story Mode, Virginia, 36 Fragments of Midnight & Little Adventure on the Prairie
  • Fortnite (PS4)
  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
  • Crackdown (XBOX 360 via XBOX One X Enhanced)
  • Gears of War 4 (XBOX One)
  • Nex Machina (PS4)

1:03:48 Side B Music

Recommended Album 

  • DON BROCO Technology

Listening To

  • Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King
  • Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts Milano
  • Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
  • The Budos Band III
  • Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

1:34:32 Side C Community

  • Community plans for Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
  • Sunday morning coffee, muffin and Gears of War 4
  • Sea of Thieves ABOG crew sets sail on launch day March 20th

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Take a seat on a memorial park bench, it's time to listen to a new episode of ABOG. Slow news period in gaming but there's still plenty to rant about including anti-social media, cheap platinum trophies and the end of a long-running addiction. Recommended record from Khruangbin, Joel's Valentine's Day with Valerie June, Karl's guilty pleasure record and a potentially pricey Gorillaz pressing for Shane in music. Side C details ABOG's Midwest Gaming Classic 2018 plans and they're so good a special guest might make the long trek from Europe to join in.

0:03:11 Side A Video Games

News

  • My Nintendo adding Switch rewards.
  • XBOX fans with big hands rejoice. The Duke controller making a comeback this Spring.
  • Hori Onyx controller for PlayStation 4 fans that prefer offset sticks.
  • Hovering over the buy button for the Analogue Super Nt.

Brews

  • Elvis Juice | BrewDog
  • Nocturnum | Strange Fellows Brewing
  • Unbridled Enthusiasm | Third Space Brewing

Playing

  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
  • Cheeky games for 30-40 platinum trophies
  • New Machina by Limited Run Games
  • Gears of War 4 (XBOX One)
  • Overwatch (PS4)

1:05:30 Side B Music

Recommended Albums 

  • Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo

Listening To

  • Valerie June Live at Pabst Theater 2/16/18
  • Record night via Discord and Spotify
  • Don Broco Technology
  • Gorillaz Demon Days | Vinyl Me Please Release

1:37:30 Side C Community

  • ABOG Plans at Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
    • Thursday night: dinner at Vanguard, beer at Sugar Maple
    • Friday afternoon: Lakefront Brewery Tour with beers and late lunch/early dinner
    • Friday night: Uber Tap Room and Cheese Bar, 1983 Arcade
    • Saturday night: The Gleasons live at The House of Guinness
    • Sunday night: Margo Price live at Turner Hall

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Karl leads a book club for ladies who are never squeamish. Joel designs the ugliest Pinewood derby racer to never fall out of the starting gate. Shane limits his friends list to four and has an imaginary cat named Bernie.

Side A Video Games

News

  • XBOX Game Pass expands to include new release games from Microsoft Studios
  • God of War will release in April
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed
  • XBOX has a serious exclusive games problem per a recent Polygon story and will Microsoft buy EA or Valve to quickly resolve that issue?
  • Prepare to beat up your ABOG co-hosts in Raging Justice later this year

Brews

  • Tranquilty IPA | The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
  • Wild Bill's IPA | Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc
  • HopRocket | Octopi Brewing

Playing

  • Trailmakers (Steam)
  • Doki Doki Literature Club! (Steam)
  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
  • Pixel Junk Monsters (Intravenously)
  • Gears of War 4 (XBOX One)

Side B Music

Recommended Albums 

  • First Aid Kit Ruins

Listening To

  • Slayer! Slayer! Slayer!
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa Black Coffee
  • Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts MILANO
  • The Raging Nathans Cheap Fame

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Amazing how talking about some cardboard can help even three old dudes remember they used to be kids. Nintendo might be onto something. Join Joel, Shane and Karl for another episode of weather reports, gaming and music. Perhaps they'll even teach you how to fold yourself a record player by the end of this one. Pour yourself a strawberry beer and plug in some headphones, it's ABOG time children.

Side A Video Games

News

Brews

  • Fruli Premium Strawberry Beer
  • Cornish IPA - St. Austell Brewery
  • Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co

Playing

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
  • Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Dark Souls III
  • Pinball Arcade: Season 7 (PS4)
  • Pixel Junk Monsters (PlayStation Now)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Forza Horizon 3 (XBOX One X Enhanced)

Side B Music

Recommended Albums 

  • Jeff Rosenstock Post-
  • Berwanger And The Star Invaders

Listening To

  • First Aid Kit Ruins
  • Corrosion of Conformity No Cross No Crown
  • Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish

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The 2017 Footys! Favorite video games and albums of 2017.

0:02:20 Side A Video Games

Favorite video games of 2017

Karl

  1. Persona 5 (PS4)
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
  3. CupHead (Xbox/PC)
  4. Yakuza Zero (PS4)
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) 
  7. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
  8. NIER Automata (PS4)
  9. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, Xbox, PC)
  10. Legend of Zelda: BOTW (Switch)

Shane

  1. GT Sport (PS4) 
  2. Super Nintendo Classic 
  3. Nier: Automata (PS4)
  4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4)
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Joel

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
  4. Cuphead (XBOX One)
  5. Wolfenstein 2 (XBOX One)

Listener choices for favorite games of the year

1:15:50 Side B Music

Favorite albums of 2017

Karl

  1. Creeper Eternity in Your Arms
  2. Code Orange Forever
  3. At the Drive In Inter Alia
  4. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World
  5. Death From Above Outrage! Is Now
  6. Liam Gallagher As You Were
  7. Mastodon Emperor of Sand
  8. Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
  9. Noel Gallagher Who Built The Moon?
  10. Queens of the Stone Age Villains

Joel

  1. Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
  2. Whips The Ride
  3. Chicano Batman Freedom Is Free
  4. Thundercat Drunk
  5. Queens of the Stone Age Villains
  6. Kendrick Lamar Damn
  7. Waxahatchee Out in the Storm
  8. Zach Pietrini Band Holding Onto Ghosts
  9. Dreamcar Dreamcar
  10. Elkhorn The Black River & High Plains Cinderland (tie)

Shane

  1. Bad Cop/Bad Cop Warriors
  2. Ryan Adams Prisoner
  3. Noel Gallagher Who Built The Moon?
  4. Flatliners Inviting Light
  5. The Real McKenzies Two Devils Will Talk
  6. Isotopes 1994 World Series Champions
  7. CJ Ramone American Beauty
  8. Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
  9. Liam Gallagher As You Were
  10. Eagles of Death Metal Live at the Olympia

Brad

  1. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Sidelong
  2. At The Drive In Inter Alia
  3. Queens of the Stone Age Villains
  4. Dreamcar Dreamcar
  5. Mastodon Emperor of Sand
  6. Living Colour Shade
  7. Gogol Bordello Seekers and Finders
  8. Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
  9. Death From Above Outrage! Is Now
  10. The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool

Listener choices for favorites albums of the year

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