A Band of Gamers
Stay current with gaming and discover new music. Three best mates meet at the virtual pub to share their lifelong passion of video games and music discovery. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging gamers who love talking about the latest trends, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending records.

Tell your spouse you can't move to a cabin in the woods if the internet is crap otherwise kiss that modern gaming good bye. It's get off my lawn time again with your pals in ABOG as they lament the streaming future and consider going backwards rather than embracing the future. They also share initial impressions of MLB The Show 19, recommend a must-own record for fans of hip hop interested in learning the roots and talk about an obnoxious guitar solo that under normal circumstances may have ruined the gig.

 

0:03:47 Side A Video Games

News:

Games:

  • MLB The Show 19 initial impressions

 

0:57:52 Beers

 

1:06:13 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

  • Baby Huey & The Babysitters | The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Preorder the reissue via Run Out Groove

Now Spinning:

Listen to the music talked about in this episode via an associated Spotify Playlist

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

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The future of gaming including potentially the beginning of the end of physical media, playing games on a smart phone with a controller, first impressions of Devil May Cry 5 and Tetris 99, and a recommended record for fans of the Big Four of Thrash.

 

0:03:09 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Disc-less XBOX One S rumored to be incoming. Windows Central says it might be called the XBOX One S All Digital Edition with preorders beginning in April and a global launch early May. 
  • Project X Cloud further detailed in a recent Inside XBOX video. Demo showed an Android phone as the screen connected to an XBOX One controller via bluetooth. “Games play as originally intended by the creator.”
  • Development Studio behind the original Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock, announced a new FPS co-op zombie shooter called Back 4 Blood. Could this be a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead franchise?

Games:

  • Devil May Cry 5 (PlayStation 4)
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch)
  • Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)

 

0:46:01 Beers

 

0:55:31 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

Now Spinning:

 

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Joel cracks the XBOX and feels left behind. Shane won't say anything bad about Anthem and prefers swinging after brownies. Karl hits a gaming milestone and can handle a strong breeze.

 

0:03:25 Side A Video Games

 

News:

  • Weezer debuts The Black Album on Weezer Island in Fortnite
  • XBOX Game Pass rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch
  • Is Joel being left behind for not playing the battle royale and loot shooters?

 

Playing:

  • Crackdown 3
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (beta)
  • Championship Manager: Season 97/98
  • Toejam & Earl Back in the Groove
  • Monster Hunter: World

 

E-Penis:

  • Storm Boy The Game
  • Drowning
  • AER: Memories of Old
  • Survive! Mr. Cube

 

0:52:00 Drinking

 

 

0:58:45 Side B Music

 

Recommended Album:

  • Gang of Four Entertainment!

 

Listening:

  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium South of Reality
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night
  • Jason Isbell
  • 90's Hip Hop
  • Motley Crue Motley Crue
  • John Corabi Live 94 (One Night In Nashville)

 

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Direct download: 186.mp3
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Crackdown 3, Apex Legends, a hop on the same train, recommended record Feral Roots from Rival Sons and a couple gigs including a band celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut punk classic.

 

0:03:23 Side A Video Games

 

Games:

  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
  • Crackdown 3
  • Apex Legends
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • GameBlast19

 

Epenis:

  • Access Denied

 

0:43:40 Drinking

 

0:49:23 Side B Music

 

Recommended Album:

  • Rival Sons Feral Roots

 

Gigs:

  • Rival Sons at O2 Academy on February 5th
  • Orange Goblin at KK's Steel Mill on February 8th
  • Gang Of Four at Shank Hall on February 14th

 

Now Spinning:

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

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Shane likes the physical, Joel talks to his house and Karl doesn't look forward to ironing because he's not a freak.

 

0:02:25 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Marshmello performs live concert in Fortnite and 10 million attended. Won't be buying any of his records but this is a pretty awesome moment and an excellent combination of music and gaming linked together.
  • Cloud gaming might become a reality in five or so years when the infrastructure can support a lag free experience. Would lower the barrier of entry for gamers wanting to play AAA games that don't have an expensive computer or the latest consoles. A lot of bigmcompanies are investing in this future including Microsoft, Sony, Amazon, Google, Verizon and there are rumors Apple is also going to be there. It's been in the news for a couple months now and the guys have a chat about what it might mean to the future of console gaming and how they feel about this eventual inevitability.

Games:

  • The First Tree
  • Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • The Crew 2
  • NHL 19

 

1:00:30 Drinking

 

1:08:00 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

Now Spinning:

  • Green Day Dookie 25th anniversay spin
  • Blossom Dearie Vinyl Me Please Classics
  • Colter Wall Songs of the Plains
  • Rival Sons Feral Roots

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Chocolate for breakfast, punching producer mini games, requiring hot food at work, walls, The Gardens Between, Abby Jeanne Music Box Dancer and the usual listening program.

 

0:03:39 Side A Video Games

News

Bungie breaks away from Activision and now controls their own Destiny. Sony gives the keys to Rocket League players and opens up cross-platform play for the second title so far. Nintendo releases two more NES games for their online Switch service and someone finds hidden code indicating a potential super future.

Games

  • The Grand Tour Game with a direct tie to the television show
  • Ravva and the Cyclops Curse
  • The Gardens Between

E-Penis

  • Cat Quest

 

0:38:57 Drinking

Beere Brewing Co. | Mental Floss

BrewDog | Quench Quake

Barry Homebrew | Cream Ale

 

0:46:45 Side B Music

Recommended Album

Abby Jeanne Music Box Dancer

http://www.abbyjeanne.com

Listening To

  • Fever 333 Strength In Numb333rs
  • Son Little Son Little
  • Erykah Badu live at Eagles Ballroom 1/18/19

Listen to the music talked about in this episode via the associated Spotify Playlist.

 

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Joel, Shane and Karl share their individual picks for top ten favorite albums of 2018. Plus the usual Side A Video Game content and in this episode there are plenty of new games the guys have played over the holidays and a big box of SNES cartridges Shane fully cleaned and is now working his way through.

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0:02:00 Side A Video Games

Games

  • Shane scored a haul of SNES games which he has been thoroughly cleaning and enjoying on his Analogue Super NT. He shares a few of the 54 gems he picked up in that collection.
  • Donut County
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Beat Saber
  • NBA 2K19
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Rocket League
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Easy PlayStation Platinum Trophies

  • FullBlast
  • One Word by Powgi
  • Storm Boy

 

0:35:05 Drinking

Guinness

BrewDog | Elvis Juice

Parallel 49 Brewing Company | Filthy Dirty IPA

 

0:39:35 Side B Music

Favorite Albums of 2018

Joel, Shane, Karl and Brad individual choices for top 10 favorite albums of 2018. 

Karl

  1. Parkway Drive Reverence
  2. Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
  3. A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
  4. Pagan Black Wash
  5. Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  6. Marmozets Knowing What You Know Now
  7. The Longshot Love is for losers
  8. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  9. Don Broco Technology
  10. Architects Holy Hell

Joel

  1. JPEGMAFIA Veteran
  2. Parquet Courts Wide Awake!
  3. Jeff Rosenstock POST
  4. Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
  5. Field Report Summertime Songs
  6. Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
  7. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  8. Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
  9. Devils Teeth Suki Yaki Hot!
  10. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight

Shane

  1. Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base, Hotel + Casino
  2. The Longshot Love is for losers
  3. The Raging Nathans Cheap Fame
  4. Dog Party Hit and Run
  5. Gorillaz The Now Now
  6. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  7. Johnny Marr Call the Comet
  8. The Good, The Bad, and The Queen Merrie Land
  9. Laura Mardon Black Rainbow
  10. Jeff Rosenstock POST

Brad

  1. Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight
  3. Fu Manchu Clone Of The Universe
  4. Sarah Shook and The Disarmers Years
  5. The Longshot Love Is For Losers
  6. Smoking Popes Into The Agony
  7. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  8. Starcrawler Starcrawler
  9. Jon Spencer Spencer Sings The Hits!
  10. (tie) Mad Caddies Punk Rocksteady / Burn The Priest Legion: XX

Hear each of their individual picks for top album of 2018 in the Spotify Playlist associated with this episode.

 

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