A Band of Gamers (general)
Stay current with gaming and discover new music. Gaming podcast with a flip side (Side A Video Games and Side B Music). Over-the-hill best mates geek out about video games and recommend records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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

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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Direct download: 165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm CDT

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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Direct download: 164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

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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Direct download: 163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm CDT

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

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1:39:15 Side C Community

  • MGC Music 2018 line up at Midwest Gaming Classic

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Direct download: 162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

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

Music Played In This Episode

  • All music provided with kind permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am CDT

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

Music Played In This Episode

  • All music provided with kind permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

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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  • All music provided with kind permission by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

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

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro and segue provided by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: 158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm CDT

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

Intro and Segue Music Provided By Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: Footys2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

Little quick something for your stocking. Ear stuffing for the drive to grandma's house. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year from ABOG! See you in 2018.

Side A Video Games

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Gran Turismo Sport

Side B Music

  • Amos Pitsch Lake Effect
  • Todd Wisenbaker Christmas in Silver Lake Vol. 1

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  • Intro: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"

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Direct download: 156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Shane and Karl called this episode Biblical. Either they are celebrating Christmas with a full dose of Jesus or perhaps they think it's a large scale, epic or intense show. Listen to find out.

Side A Video Games

  • Game Awards
  • PSX
  • PUBG XBOX One
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter Worlds BETA (PS Plus)
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker BETA
  • Yakuza Zero
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • GT Sport
  • NHL18
  • Planet of the Eyes

Side B Music

  •  Noel Gallagher Who Built The Moon?
  • Oasis: Supersonic
  • Gigs
    • Shed Seven
    • Cast

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro and Segue: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"
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Direct download: Biblical.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am CDT

Shane loses the cliches, Karl talks a long song and Joel sneaks in through the backstage.

Side A Video Games

  • XBOX One X
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Destiny 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • Hand of Fate 2

Side B Music

  • Quicksand Interiors
  • Shed Seven Instant Pleasures
  • Zach Pietrini house show and Holding Onto Ghosts
  • Kamasi Washington
  • The Divine Comedy

Side C Community

  • Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
  • Upcoming Favorites of the Year Episode
  • Discord questions for the co-hosts
    • Ever think you could be doing something more productive while gaming?
    • Best gig
    • Which console would you like to see made into a mini/classic and what games should be included?

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

Joel proclaims 2017 the year of Nintendo and the guys chat about the SNES Classic and Super Mario Odyssey. Shane prefers a more realistic digital pinball game. New game discussions about Pinball FX3, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Cuphead and Gran Turismo Sport. Liam Gallagher's new record might be the third best Oasis album. Karl recaps EGX, talks about the new Prophets of Rage record and defends Audioslave.

Side A Video Games

  • EGX 2017 Recap
  • SNES Classic Edition
  • Pinball FX3
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Cuphead
  • Until Dawn
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Side B Music

  • Liam Gallagher As You Were
  • Prophets of Rage Self-Titled Debut Album
    • A Tangent about Audioslave
  • Gigs
    • Chicano Batman & Khruangbin at Turner Hall
    • Queens of the Stone Age & Royal Blood at Eagles Ballroom
    • Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay at Acme Records

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro and Segue: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"
  • Outro: The Coalition "Call Me"
    • Dedicated to Extra Life. This song was recorded and released by Karl and his friends back in 2011 to help raise money to send a sick child, Harrison, to St. Louis for an operation.

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Direct download: Calling_An_Audioble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

ABOG Unpubbed new and improved with more Rick.

Side A Video Games

  • Nintendo Minified
  • Punch Out! Arcade
  • Expensive iPhone Gaming
  • Second PS4
  • Everybody's Golf
  • Madden NFL 18
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • NHL 18

Side B Music

  • JD McPherson Live
  • Death From Above 1979 Outrage! Is Now
  • The Gleasons Worries at the Gate

Side C Community

  • Which generation of consoles is better?
  • Gaming Nights
  • Extra Life
  • Movies to watch over and over again 
  • Music of Twin Peaks

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: Rick_Unpubbed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

The old timers crawl out of retirement and get the band back together in a new, relaxed format. No agenda and no edits. So basically like 99% of the gaming podcasts out there.

Side A Video Games

  • Gamescom
  • XBOX One X Preorders
  • Minecraft XBOX One S
  • Crackdown 3 delay
  • Shenmue 3
  • SNES Mini
  • What We're Playing

Side B Music

  • Queens of the Stone Age Villains
  • Bon Scott AC/DC
  • Van Halen and Van Hagar

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: Great_Minds_Drink_Alike.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl share their thoughts on the big three at E3 2017 and end on a high note.

Side A Video Games

  • E3 2017
    • Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo pressers

Side B End On A High Note

  • 150 Episodes Strong
  • Song | "Garage" by Brett Newski

Music Played In This Episode

  • With permission
    • Intro by Tiny Rockets
    • Brett Newski "Garage"

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Direct download: 150_E3_2017__End_On_A_High_Note.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

Favorite score chase video games, review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, recommended record In-ter A-li-a from At The Drive-In and a tune off of Joseph Huber's latest album The Suffering Stage.

0:02:15 Side A Video Games

  • Favorite score chase video games and moments
    • Track & Field | Arcade
    • Chase H.Q. | Arcade
    • Out Run | Arcade
    • Pole Position | Arcade
    • Super Off Road | Arcade
    • Street Fighter II | Arcade
    • Gradius | Nintendo Entertainment System
    • Geometry Wars Retro Evolved | XBOX 360
    • Pain | PlayStation 3
    • Burnout Paradise | PlayStation 3
    • International Track & Field | PlayStation
    • Super Stardust HD | PlayStation 3
    • Joe Danger | PlayStation 3
    • Joe Danger 2 The Movie | PlayStation 3
    • Zen Pinball 2 | PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
    • Driveclub | PlayStation 4
  • Review | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

0:29:30 Side B Music

 0:59:48 Post Game

  • Driveclub Solo Time Challenge Results from Event 2
  • R.I.P. Chris Cornell blog post from Brad
  • Father Son Gaming Vids
    • Starwhal
    • Towerfall Ascension
  • E3 Wishlist next episode Email@ABOGpodcast.com
  • Arms Test Punch
  • 102 hours of Persona 5
  • Karl turns down a gig
  • Shane's Sunday Platinum Trophy
    • N.E.R.O.
    • Nubla
    • Her Majesty's Spiffing
  • Joel is Jack Tripper minus one pinky toe

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Direct download: 149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The guys share their tips and yours on how Microsoft can help the XBOX One try and catch up to Sony's PlayStation 4. With a great deal more certainty they recommend you listen to The Ride and then play new tunes from a couple favorite Milwaukee bands.

0:02:22 Side A Video Games

  • XBOX One/Scorpio Surpasses PlayStation 4/Pro
    • Hypothetically that is
    • We'll share our ideas and yours on what Microsoft needs to do in order to pull that off

0:35:50 Side B Music

1:08:18 Post Game

  • Driveclub Solo Time Challenge Results from Event 1
  • Father and Son Vs. The World 

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Direct download: 148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Feels like living in a Tarantino flick with a grooving soundtrack from the recommended record Freedom Is Free. Shane is taking down fools in a 70's cop show and enjoys Big League Chew. Joel capitalizes on the increased value of the NES Classic and insists Side B is better. Karl struts down the road to ace bass and sings along to Persona 5.

0:02:15 Side A Video Games

  • XBOX Scorpio
  • MLB The Show 17 Impressions
  • Games worth your time and money
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • Persona 5

0:37:25 Side B Music

0:59:28 Post Game

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Direct download: 147_Living_In_A_Tarantino_Flick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Upcoming video games to look forward to from the show floor at EGX Rezzed 2017. A recommended record from Midnight Reruns. Tune from CJ Ramone and Joel's wrap up of Midwest Gaming Classic 2017.

0:01:37 Side A Video Games

  • EGX Rezzed 2017
    • Persona 5
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Little Nightmares
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Knights and Bikes
    • Snake Pass
    • Tokyo Dark
    • Victor Vran
    • The Town of Light
    • The Sexy Brutale
    • Ken Levine

0:21:48 Side B Music

  • Record | Spectator Sports by Midnight Reruns https://midnightreruns.bandcamp.com/album/spectator-sports
  • Also Listening To
    • Mastodon Emperor Of Sand
    • Jamiroquai Automaton
    • The Flatliners Inviting Light
    • Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits
    • Chicano Batman Freedom Is Free
  • Song | "Let's Go" by CJ Ramone

0:37:34 Post Game

  • Midwest Gaming Classic 2017 and MGC Music wrap up

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Direct download: 146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Joel and Karl share their impressions of the Nintendo Switch and Shane mixes it up with a country record by Margo Price.

0:02:06 Side A Video Games

  • Nintendo Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • PlayStation 4, XBOX One or Nintendo Switch?

0:37:58 Side B Music

0:58:13 Post Game

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Direct download: 145.mp3
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Joel, Shane and Karl review a game from one of their all-time favorite developers Guerrilla Games. The folks behind the amazing Killzone franchise. Does Horizon Zero Dawn impress them enough to play it as many hours as they did Killzone 3 during all the Sunday community nights?

Side B starts with a review of Little Deaths by Idle Bloom and gets festive for St. Patrick's Day with a new tune from Shane's local heroes The Real McKenzies. The ABOG attorneys are mentioned in Post Game specifically as it relates to all the copycat Band of Gamers. Find out why a greater emphasis will be put on the name "ABOG Podcast" going forward. This and much more in another episode of A Band of.... Err, ABOG Podcast.

0:01:32 Side A Video Games

  • Review | Horizon Zero Dawn

0:25:58 Side B Music

0:41:27 Post Game

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Direct download: 144.mp3
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The guys play with their phones more than a Facebook junkie to bring you a review of the new Nintendo mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes. Joel wears out a coffee table and Shane leaves skin on his steering wheel drumming along to Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings. Karl is busy maintaining his beard and calls out Tony for his one star reviews. 

0:01:19 Video Game | Fire Emblem Heroes

0:27:18 Record | Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings

0:45:53 Song | "Blood Moon" by Tigernite

0:50:40 Post Game

  • The guys discuss a change they're making to the podcast release frequency

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Direct download: 143.mp3
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Joel, Shane and Karl set up their past selves to help their present selves in order to get their future selves where they need to be. Then Shane tickles a jar of mayonnaise. Starts with the most intellectual game they've ever played and closes with the least. In between there's a review of Sleater-Kinney Live in Paris and a tune from Indonesian Junk.

0:01:24 Video Game | Induction

0:21:05 Record | Live in Paris by Sleater-Kinney

0:40:02 Song | "Turn To Stone" by Indonesian Junk

0:44:51 Post Game

  • Split Single and Midnight Reruns at Anodyne
  • My Name Is Mayo

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Direct download: 142.mp3
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ABOG takes a deep dive with Abzu and discovers fresh air in an unlikely place. They follow the light of Free Sun Rising to the surface and spin Modern Ruin by Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes.

0:01:20 Video Game | Abzu

0:25:32 Record | Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 

0:43:04 Song | "Brad Pitt" by Free Sun Rising

0:49:13 Post Game

  • For Honor Beta
  • MGC Music '17
  • Blind Melon Soup
  • Quiet Records

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Direct download: 141.mp3
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Too many cooks in the kitchen can be a good thing, the guys valiantly attempt to speak Spanish and Myles Coyne brings the vibes. 

0:01:10 Video Game | Overcooked

0:16:50 Record | Arañas en La Sombra by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez 

0:38:12 Song | "Slender-Man" by Myles Coyne - Mouse Corn EP

0:41:23 Post Game

  • Listener email
  • Therapy for big game losses

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Direct download: 140.mp3
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Grooving to the bass while carefully watching their step out the front door, ABOG returns with stories of gardening, potato deliveries and refreshing dental work.

0:02:30 Video Game | Stardew Valley

0:26:41 Record | Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution

0:47:27 Song | "Someone's gotta hold the ladder" Old Earth - Six Around One

0:50:58 Post Game

  • Reaction to the Nintendo Switch launch details

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Direct download: 139.mp3
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Joel, Shane and Karl give the record treatment to a video game. Like they do every episode with an album, all three guys will focus on one game and then share their thoughts about it on the show. They chose Headlander as the first and have a fun convo about it before reviewing, by listener request, Metallica's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. Thereafter they play a tune from Devils Teeth and share some of their favorite live albums in Post Game.

0:01:37 Video Game | Headlander

0:25:07 Record | Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

0:56:13 Song | "Diamond Rio" by Devils Teeth Experimentos Del Sótano

0:59:57 Post Game

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Direct download: 138.mp3
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Karl goes further down the rabbit hole, Shane catches up on a favorite from 2016 and Joel shares his thoughts after playing through The Last of Us. Thereafter they recommend a record from Car Seat Headrest and play a tune from Space Raft's Rubicon release. In Post Game, Karl and Shane have a mini spoiler discussion about The Last Guardian and then convince Joel to listen to Metallica's latest for the next show.

In This Episode:

0:04:00 Video Games

  • Dark Souls III
  • The Last Guardian
  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Uno
  • The Last of Us

0:37:30 Recommended Record

  • Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial

1:00:15 Featured Tune

  • Space Raft "Borrowed Time" Rubicon

1:04:05 Post Game

  • The Last Guardian spoiler discussion

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Direct download: 137.mp3
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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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Direct download: 134.mp3
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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    • 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.

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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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The guys conga their way to the front of the gig with hands-on impressions of the indie games from EGX, a review for Forza Horizon 3, This Wildlife's new record and a tune from Ryley Walker.

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0:03:20 EGX 2016 Video Game Impressions

0:31:50 Review Forza Horizon 3

0:48:45 Playing

1:02:05 New Records

  • This Wild Life Low Tides

1:15:15 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • ABOG is growing and looking for contributors. If interested, please send an email to Email@ABOGpod.com. 

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Direct download: 126.mp3
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Karl shares fresh impressions of upcoming games from the show floor at EGX 2016. Shane represents us all as he prepares for battle with his cell provider and returns to The Crew. Joel digs deep into HDR with the release of NBA 2K17 and Forza Horizon 3.

In This Episode:

0:11:15 EGX 2016 Impressions

  • Triple AAA games played at EGX
    • The Heist // PlayStation VR
    • Driveclub VR // PlayStation VR
    • Battlezone // PlayStation VR
    • Tethered // PlayStation VR
    • Gears of War 4 // XBOX One & PC
    • Horizon Zero Dawn // PlayStation 4
    • Dishonored 2 // PC
    • Tekken 7
    • Little Nightmares
    • Gran Turismo Sport // PlayStation 4
    • Yooka-Laylee

0:56:00 Playing

  • Forza Horizon 3 // XBOX One
  • The Crew // PlayStation 4
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 "Can't polish a turd." // PlayStation 4

1:09:50 New Records

  • 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind
  • Chixdiggit! 2012
  • Jake Bugg On My One

1:29:25 Post Game

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Direct download: 125.mp3
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Shane mixes autumn with a dessert and buys an obligatory copy of NHL. Joel plugs back in after a week in Wyoming with NFL Football and The Pukes. Karl organizes his digital PlayStation closet and taps his way to Castle Grayskull.

In This Episode:

0:06:15 Gaming News

  • Sony unveils PlayStation 4 Pro
  • NFL RedZone now available on PlayStation Vue
  • Firmware 4.0 for the PlayStation 4

0:31:30 Playing

  • Forza Horizon 3 Demo // XBOX One
  • NHL 17
  • FIFA 17 Demo
  • He-Man Tappers of Grayskull // Mobile
  • Soccer Stars // Mobile
  • Overwatch with the community Saturday nights

0:51:20 New Records

  • Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan Take It, It's Yours
  • The Pukes The Revenge of The Pukes

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Direct download: 124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Shane is a cat person and when isn't looking a scratching post in the mouth, is out in the darkness with his headlights on but no driving wheel connected. Joel's hazy for 4K HDR gaming and an upcoming vacation to Wyoming. Karl likes smooth horse rides and an accurate calendar.

0:06:00 Gaming News

  • Free weekend of Overwatch
  • PlayStation Plus price increase
  • Pokemon Go upgrade
  • Stay off my (Lake Park) lawn with your Pokemon Go

0:18:00 Playing

  • Battlefield 1 Beta
  • Overwatch Season 2 // PlayStation 4
  • Assetto Corsa // PlayStation 4
  • Catlateral Damage // PlayStation 4
  • Playing Video Games on the XBOX One S
  • Gears of War 3 // XBOX 360 via XBOX One 
  • Madden 17 // XBOX One
  • Super Mega Baseball // PlayStation 4

0:48:00 Music // New Record

  • Brett Newski Land Air Sea Garage

1:03:50 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • Cuts (Outtake)

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Direct download: 123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

The mailman stiff arms his way to the fantasy football cookies while Joel tries to resist this year's Madden title. Shane paints a beautiful picture drifting his way down the block but needs to stop and catch his breath. Karl bangs the skins and relies on simple clicker gaming for relaxation.

0:10:00 Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Review

0:19:30 Playing

  • No Man's Sky // PlayStation 4
  • Adventure Capitalist // Steam
  • Half-Life 2 // Steam

0:28:30 Madden 17 Review

0:49:00 Music

  • Ryley Walker Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
  • Chris Porterfield of Field Report live from Joel's house

1:08:55 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • Cut (Outtake)

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Direct download: 122.mp3
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Shane and Karl follow up ABOG's No Man's Sky discussion from the last episode after giving the game a few more hours play time. They also share tips for successful beer runs without being disconnected in Overwatch. In music Karl preps his drum kit for a wedding reception and the guys fall for an EP suggested by a listener.

0:01:30 No Man's Sky 

0:30:45 Playing

  • Tricky Towers // PlayStation 4
  • Titanfall 2 Tech Test
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4

0:41:30 Music

  • Karl preps for his lead singer's wedding reception
  • more of the fantastic Dinosaur Jr Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not LP

0:53:25 Post Game

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Direct download: 121.mp3
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Joel gorges on meatballs, reviews the XBOX One S and decides how much more planetary exploration he'll be doing in No Man's Sky. Shane wants a new pair of shoes in order to feel guilty for not running and hopes for CD playback in the PlayStation Neo. Karl preps for a Wonderbook cross Vita system while playing two games that together equal one.

0:06:30 Gaming News

  • XBOX One S is out and Joel has a review
  • PlayStation event perhaps to reveal the Neo scheduled for 9/7/16

0:26:15 Playing

  • Pokemon Go // Mobile
  • Time Clickers // Steam
  • Neverwinter // PlayStation 4
  • Need For Speed // XBOX One
  • No Man's Sky // PlayStation 4
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4

0:59:00 Music

  • Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not LP
  • Green Day "Bang Bang" single
  • Tune from The Atomic Spins "Salt"

1:17:45 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • Cuts (Outtakes)

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As Batman it's possible Karl could save Shane and his PlayStation Vita from any more agonizing games of Sound Shapes, but he can't save Joel from the green screen of death nor his impulsion to push his 4K TV with an XBOX One S.

0:04:45 Gaming News

  • XBOX One summer update gives both Joel and Karl some grief
  • Inside coming to the PlayStation 4 later this month
  • Pabst Can Crusher Pinball Machine // youtu.be/piyX4-LZ0kE

0:26:00 Playing

  • Karl takes the lead in Super Mega Baseball // PlayStation 4
  • Shane is not a fan of Sound Shapes // PlayStation Vita
  • Life Is Strange // XBOX One
  • Telltale's Batman // XBOX One
  • Neverwinter // PlayStation 4
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4
  • Lucio Ball (via Overwatch) // PlayStation 4

0:57:40 Music

  • White Lung gig impressions from 8/5/16 at Turner Hall in Milwaukee
  • Tiny Rockets Satan 7"

1:11:15 Post Game

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  • Cuts (Outtakes)

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Karl is enjoying a two week holiday by playing Rocket League from a beach house and upgrading his phone to capture Pokemon. Shane beats The Crew, creates a new rating scale for racing games, and surpasses his former high score in beer consumption. Rather than beer chasing Shane, which he'd likely lose, Joel has been chasing his friends list in Super Mega Baseball and is starting to rack up some decent scores.

0:06:30 Gaming News

  • Nintendo NX potentially revealed
  • PlayStation VR requires a lot of space

0:21:45 Playing

  • Karl buys a new phone to play Pokemon Go // Mobile
  • Rocket League from a beach house // PlayStation 4
  • Salt and Sanctuary Co-op // PlayStation 4
  • Overwatch // PlayStation 4
  • The Jackbox Party Pack // PlayStation 4
  • Rebel Galaxy // PlayStation 4
  • The Crew // PlayStation 4
  • Super Mega Baseball // PlayStation 4
  • Super Mario 3D Land // Nintendo 3DS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D // Nintendo 3DS

0:42:45 Music

  • Weezer and Panic! At The Disco Summer Tour 2016 live at Deer Lake Park 7/28/2016
  • Descendents Hypercaffium Spazzinate

1:09:10 Post Game

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  • Cuts (Outtakes)

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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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Outro by Direct Hit! "Artificial Confidence" Wasted Mind

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Pitting the PS3 and PS4 against each other, based on their first two and a half years and everything else being equal, the guys decide which had the better start. Karl drinks to relieve the stress of watching his wallet suffer through the Steam summer sale. Shane hooks his PS3 back up and feels obligated to play Oasis on Super Audio CD. Joel has been spinning his horse's legs all over Mexico powered by a man and his acoustic.

Icebreaker

What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?

0:03:40 PS3 vs. PS4 in their first 2.5 years

0:31:25 Playing (Impressions)

  • Brutal Legend
  • Starpoint Gemini 2
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Forza 6
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • PlayStation Vue via Roku

0:48:45 Notable New Music

  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith of Phobos
  • Band of Horses Why Are You OK
  • Direct Hit! Wasted Mind
  • Seth Anderson One Week Records

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  • Outro by Zach Quinn "Weakling" One Week Records

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The guys share their most anticipated games from E3 2016 and then talk through what they've been playing. Shane introduces us to J-pervs. Karl and his banker friends go off the leash to Download Fest. Joel throws tires during concerts and still thinks Killzone 3 is the best.

Icebreaker

Ever have a video game or a song draw you in like a tractor beam?

0:04:30 E3 2016 Most Anticipated Games

  • God of War
  • Injustice 2
  • Spider-Man
  • Technomancer
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Batman Arkham VR
  • Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission
  • South Park The Fracture But Whole
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Gears of War 4
  • Steep
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

0:22:15 Playing (Impressions)

  • Halo Wars 2 Beta
  • Overwatch
  • Rebel Galaxy
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  • Super Mega Baseball
  • Akiba's Trip Undead & Undressed
  • Pixel Junk Monsters
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Killzone 3
  • Life is Strange

0:53:10 Karl's Time At Download Fest 2016

  • Beartooth
  • Inglorious
  • Sixx:A.M.
  • Rival Sons
  • Escape The Fate
  • Megadeth
  • The Shrine
  • NOFX
  • Black Sabbath

1:12:55 Notable New Music

  • Rival Sons Hollow Bones
  • William Tyler Modern Country

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Joel and Shane share their impressions of the E3 2016 Sony and Microsoft press conferences.

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The Overwatch hype train hasn't passed ABOG as all three guys have been playing the game and share their impressions of it. Shane's face melts off seeing La Sera and he smashes up the place in Dangerous Golf. Karl benefits from being a cheapskate on Steam and shows off his space exploration skills in Rebel Galaxy. Joel faces Doom when entering a mall so opts for no pants and the wrong size shoes instead.

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Shane finds a clever way to blame shitty episodes of ABOG on the listener and crowns an early favorite of the year after finding a horse head mask. Karl provides some impressions of Overwatch after recruiting his family to earn him achievement points in Solitaire. Joel digs holes, plays the hell out of Doom and adds Midwest Death Rattle's Post-Apocalypso to the growing 2016 top list of records.

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Sir Willem Something Shane likes puzzle platformers and being treated with respect from customer service. Joel longs for a video game version of Rummy as he spends the week stuck on the same Pixel Junk Monsters level. Karl bakes up a few new gaming experiences on the PC and ruins a couple families teaching kids a basic beat.

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Shane buys a new console and gets violated PlayStation style. Karl keeps a watchful eye on his wife and reviews Uncharted 4. Joel starts the week with Psych Fest and finishes on the heavier side with Doom.

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Karl summons disco balls to review Ratchet & Clank while learning 34 songs. Shane is back with his fear of planes but is busier than a dog with two dinks. Joel moves the fish from the basement to the pond and ends up turning into a squid.

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Shane brings the chocolate sauce to the ballpark and hits one over the fence with his review of MLB The Show 16. Karl finds a new use for Amiibos, marvels at Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 and lucks into a box of Record Store Day releases. Joel fights the Wii U gamepad in Star Fox Zero and enjoys some Little Blue Crunchy Things.

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Shane is tongue tied after the cherry blossoms disappear but manages to give a state of the union for racing games on current gen consoles. He also ponders an XBOX One after hearing Joel's review of Quantum Break. Joel unboxes his Wii U for the third time and admires the guitar prowess of Prince.

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It's grilling season so the guys toss their favorite meat on the barbecue before hitting up what they've been playing, give Tom Clancy's The Division a thorough review, discuss notable new music releases, share their record store day loot and play out the show with a funk/soul tune from Charles Bradley.

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Ep103 Contents

Icebreaker // What is your favorite food to grill out?

0:03:00 Side A Video Games

0:19:10 Review // Tom Clancy's The Division

0:32:55 Side B Music

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Shane gets lonely when in an orange status and Karl can't stop singing Lovely Rita to his new Chillblast gaming rig. In episode 102 of A Band of Gamers Podcast, the guys share an amazingly positive story in gaming news and review the Chillblast Fusion Division Gaming PC. They close out the show with a great new track from Vancouver's Twin River.

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Ep102 - Contents

Icebreaker // If you had to eat a worm, how would you cook it?

0:03:00 Side A Video Games

 

0:25:30 Review Chillblast Fusion Division Gaming PC

0:39:45 Side B Music

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Joel proves he'll never be a pro gamer and reviews the XBOX One Elite Wireless Controller. Karl can't get enough of the Final Fantasy XV demo and shares the specs of his new gaming rig. Shane hits his way out of the flu slump with MLB The Show 16 and misses a few up-close enemies in the Doom closed multiplayer beta. In Side B the guys mention a few notable new releases and play a tune from Mechanical Life Vein and face to face. 

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Icebreaker // In a pinch, what is your go to meal?

0:03:40 Side A Video Games

0:31:00 Review // XBOX Elite Wireless Controller

0:43:30 Side B Music

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Joel, Shane and Karl reveal embarrassing moments, put a positive spin on Sony closing Evolution Studios, review Salt and Sanctuary, answer listener questions and choose their favorite song from the first 99 episodes.

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Ep100 - Contents

Icebreaker // What is the most embarrassing moment as a co-host on ABOG?

0:05:23 Side A Video Games

 

0:16:20 Review Salt and Sanctuary

0:32:00 Side B Music

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0:59:50 Favorite tunes from the first 99

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Joel reviews Firewatch and feels dirty watching television with PlayStation Vue, Shane visits the arcade in his living room to play Bubble Bobble and Karl rationalizes playing two shooter MMO's at the same time since starting Tom Clancy's The Division. This before the guys give their impressions on new music releases from Iggy Pop, Damien Jurado, Brian Fallon and face to face. With a St. Patrick's Day appropriate tune, The Gleasons close out the episode.

Ep99 - Contents

Icebreaker // How do you catalog and organize your physical music collection?

0:03:35 Side A Video Games

Gaming Conversations // PlayStation VR details announced including price and launch month, and the guys revisit their interest level now that they have the full skinny. Kotaku claims that sources tell them Sony is working on a Playstation 4.5. Is this Sony trying to keep up with Microsoft who previously detailed potential plans for an upgraded XBOX One or just a rumor? XBOX to support cross-network play. ABOG puts a positive spin on this news after reading some of their favorite negative reactions.

Playing // Shane and Karl join forces in brotherhood (PS4), Karl is hooked on Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4) and gives his impressions of the game. He then tries to make the point that playing two first person shooter / MMO style games at the same time is possible and feasible. As long as you're in the sweet spot with one of them. Karl remembers his weekly obligation so played some Rocket League. This time representing ABOG in a tourney set up by ESL. Shane relives his youth thanks to PlayStation's Arcade Archives series. They released Bubble Bobble (PS4) this past week so he lost his mind and then played a ton. Even posted a high score of 271,000 to their server if you want to chase it down (PSN: Skippynixx). When he wasn't playing Bubble Bobble, Shane checked out the new Sky Fortress dlc in Just Cause 3 (PS4). Claims it's the greatest thing to happen to Just Cause. Joel finished Firewatch (PS4) and gives it a review. Spoilers- Buy It! PS Nation says Joel sounds like the main character and he doesn't argue with them about it. Speaking of, he recently sat in on one of their episodes which you can listen to here (link). Joel cut the cord years ago but is inching his way back towards a regular cable bill thanks to the new PlayStation Vue service. He gives his impressions of the service hopefully to help you decide if it's worth the guilt. Although he's really enjoying it, he feels guilty by the added expense and the fact he's getting up there in monthly television bills again between this and all the other services he subscribes to. Will he find enough ways to offset the additional cost?

0:51:15 Side B Music

Listening // face to face Protection (Fat Wreck Chords), Brian Fallon Painkillers, Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression, Damien Jurado Visions of Us on the Land (Secretly Canadian), Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition. Karl shares how his last name may have been influenced by ELP and how it helped him get some drum equipment more easily. Prog rock is difficult to listen to, but it's also really rewarding. The Gleasons ring in St. Patrick's Day at Anodyne Coffee in Milwaukee. 

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Joel and Shane are joined by Dan Loosen, co-founder and co-event organizer of Midwest Gaming Classic, and they talk about the evolution of Midwest Gaming Classic and how a community of passionate people saved it from extinction. Dan shares a mantra he learned working at Six Flags Great America that he applies to day-to-day life and contributes to running such a successful and popular annual event.

In Side B and since A Band of Gamers contributes MGC Music to Midwest Gaming Classic, they talk through their first year running it and what they've changed to make it even better in year two. Bob Dylan inadvertently provides Dan with his best concert experience and Michael Jackson tops off his list for dream line-up at a music festival.

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Karl unknowingly kicks off Intergalactic Shmuppreciation Month and buys tickets for the upcoming Download Festival. Joel gets stuck in Broforce, climbs a tower in Firewatch and downloads the new app from Discogs. Shane applies balance learned from the last episode, shares his passion for La Sera's latest, and talks some guitars inspired by Todd Wisenbaker's chops.

Contents

Icebreaker // It's Saturday morning, what's the first thing you do when you get up?

0:03:20 Gaming Conversations // Reactions to announcements from the XBOX Spring Showcase. Shane is excited for the recently announced Just Cause 3 dlc. Karl shares his impressions of the Uncharted 4 multiplayer stress test. No Man's Sky gets a release date and ABOG supports the $60 price tag.

0:22:00 Playing // Galak-Z (PS4) kicks off Intergalactic Shmuppreciation Month (credit to Drunken Gamers Radio), Karl can't stop playing Borderlands 2 and uses a PS3 specific cheat to help get closer to the PS4 platinum trophy (PS3 & PS4), NHL 16 (PS4), Star Wars Battlefront online Saturday nights (PS4), Broforce (PS4), obligatory weekly Rocket League talk, Firewatch (PS4)

0:41:15 Side B Music // The Official Discogs App is finally available and the guys share their impressions. Joel discovers CW Ayon Enough to be Proud. Karl buys tickets for Download Festival which leads to discussions about such bands as Black Sabbath, Tesseract, Skindred, NOFX and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. Shane is enjoying La Sera's latest release and impressed with Todd Wisenbaker's guitar playing. He talks about the guitarist's axes and then closes out the show with a tune off of Music For Listening To Music To.

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Spending more time in the studio and less in the gaming room for a proper geezer balance. Karl has an ear for drums and his hands on the cards. Shane hocks a loogie at his landlord and drives more video game cars. Joel plants a garden with Old Earth and discovers some new jazz.

Contents

Icebreaker // Ever have a friend recommend a video game and/or band that made you cringe but later became one of your favorites?

0:06:00 Gaming Conversations // Balancing video games with other hobbies specifically being sure gaming doesn't take a disproportionate amount of free time.

0:20:35 Playing // Borderlands 2 (PS4), The Four Kings Casino and Slots (PS4), Lego Marvel's Avengers (PS4), Destiny: The Taken King Iron Banner (PS4), Project Cars (PS4), Rocket League (PS4), Driveclub (PS4), Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (XBOX One), Gears of War: Ultimate Edition co-op (XBOX One)

0:41:45 Side B Music // Karl laments the fees he paid for his Steel Panther tickets but is stoked to go and see them. Shane is listening to La Sera's latest and enjoying it so much he bought tickets for their upcoming Vancouver gig. Joel is enjoying the new Old Earth album Lay for June and just discovered Kamasi Washington's The Epic. Friend of the show from Ep68, Mike Mann, has a new record coming out in March from his band RedBelt and the guys share a tune from the upcoming release.

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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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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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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.

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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

Shane and Karl survive poison and vampire bites by channeling their super powers, playing video games and spinning records. Must be another episode of ABOG wherein Joel can't come up with the creative words to describe a stellar episode.

Contents

Icebreaker // Would you rather be bitten by a radioactive spider or a vampire?

0:03:45 Gaming Conversations // Iron Maiden's RPG Legacy of the Beast where you can play as Eddie and travel through time battling monsters from the Iron Maiden universe. EA releases some free dlc for Star Wars Battlefront. There's a beta for World of Tanks out on the PS4. The ins and outs of recovering an old gamertag on a new XBOX One after establishing a new gamertag.

0:17:15 Playing // Rocket League Snow Day (PS4), Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (XBOX One), Fallout 4 (XBOX One), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (XBOX 360), Titanfall (XBOX One), Little Big Planet (PS3), Little Big Planet 3 (PS4), NHL 16 (PS4), The Golf Club (PS4)

0:40:20 Music // The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, Megadeth Dystopia, Dave Mustaine 

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Direct download: 090_A_Wink_from_the_Case.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am CDT

A Band of Gamers toast David Bowie and share their thoughts on his last album Blackstar in Side B. Before flipping sides they talk about Amazon's latest video game announcement, their most anticipated games of 2016, what they're playing and then close out the show with a great tune from Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken.

Contents

Icebreaker // If you won the lottery and had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

0:03:15 Gaming Conversations // Amazon announces 20% off preordered and new video games with Prime membership which seems to be a competitive reply to Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked. What about the digital titles? Can we get 20% off on full game download cards? Joel wishes he could.

Which games are the guys most looking forward to in 2016? Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4), Cuphead (XBOX One), Raging Justice (XBOX One), New Legend of Zelda (Nintendo console), Tom Clancy's The Division, The Last Guardian (PS4), Gran Turismo Sport (PS4), Unravel, No Man's Sky (PS4), Crackdown 3 (XBOX One), Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

0:14:40 Playing // Plants Vs. Zombie Garden Warfare 2 (Beta), Lego Dimensions, Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Joel is further from the Rocket League platinum trophy than he thought, Guns Gore & Cannoli (PS4),  NHL 16 Online Team Play (PS4)

0:37:25 Music // ABOG remembers David Bowie and other artists who passed away that left a lasting impact on their lives. They then share their thoughts about the last Bowie record Blackstar.

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Direct download: 089_A_Toast_to_Bowie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

VR is a walk in the park to ABOG regardless of the price but they still prefer the old fashioned controller and monitor set-up for gaming. Speaking of monitors, Joel shares the scoop on his new television and then Shane and Karl worry about their PS4's thanks to the added power of the 7th core. This and the usual what they're playing, listening to and another fantastic tune to close out the show.

Contents

Icebreaker // How was your holiday? What did you do on New Year's Eve?

0:04:15 Gaming Conversation // Oculus Rift's price is announced at $599 US, Joel shares his impressions of his new Samsung 4K television after replacing a faltering set and Sony unlocks the 7th core.

0:25:10 Playing // Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), XBOX One game sharing, Just Cause 3 (PS4), Guns, Gore and Cannoli (PS4), Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Undertale (Steam)

0:50:30 Music // David Bowie Blackstar, David Bowie Station to Station, Albert Hammond Jr Momentary Masters, Red Hot Chili Peppers Live at Cardiff June 2004 (free download)

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Direct download: 088_Seventh_Son_of_a_Seventh_Core.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51am CDT

An annual tradition renewed for another season. A Band of Gamers shares yours and their favorite video games and albums of 2015.

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0:02:00 Community Submissions // With contributions from David Sodee @dbsodee, Chris Patrick PSN:beanhead26, Louise Davis @TheLastLurtz, Katie Stubbs @katieee120, Sergio @Musikfool81, Chad @close_2nd, Chris Jones, Michael Bothe @MikePSN2013X, Si Lane, Javier Farfan, William Mackellar @lardteamaker, Rob @nafscub, Scott Ollek @FL1P42

0:22:00 ABOG Favorite Albums 

0:32:05 ABOG Favorite Video Games

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Direct download: 087_Favorites_of_the_Year_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT

A Band of Gamers shares their approach to managing console hard drive space, which PS2 games they want on the PS4, what they're playing, movie theater etiquette and a fresh tune from Milwaukee's Faux Fiction.

Contents

Icebreaker // What is your favorite science fiction movie?

0:03:25 Gaming // ABOG shares how they manage their console hard drive space. Shane recently bought a second PS4 so the conversation is timely for him. They then hit up the popular Twitter hashtag #ps2ps4 and share the games they'd like to play again on their PS4's - Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, SSX, SSX Tricky, Super Bust-A-Move, TimeSplitters 2, Mister Mosquito, Katamari Damacy, Downhill Domination, Test Drive Unlimited, Bully, Raw Danger! and God Hand

0:14:40 Playing // Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Vita), Little Big Planet PS Vita, Jetpack Joyride (Vita), Run Sackboy! Run! (Vita), The Crew (PS4), and Rogue Legacy (Vita), Karl's brand new XBOX One, XBOX One Game Sharing, tales from Saturday night Star Wars Battlefront community gaming session, Halo 5: Guardians, Rock Zombie (XBOX One), Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Disney Infinity 3.0 Force Awakens Play Set

0:36:45 Star Wars: The Force Awakens // A brief conversation about the experience seeing the latest Star Wars film in the theater and movie theater popcorn munching etiquette. Spoiler free - listen with confidence.

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Direct download: 086_XBOX_One_Force_Awakens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm CDT

Karl's football team has him down and perhaps they won't make his favorites of the year list and Shane is waiting for a price cut on a Christmas tree. The guys converse about end of the year lists, multiplayer games they'd like to play on the newest consoles, what they're playing and listening to and then close it out with a Transformers inspired tune from Blitskald.

Contents

Icebreaker // Real or fake Christmas tree?

0:06:45 Gaming // Tis the season for video game reviews; how do you find value in these lists and are any worth your trust? Who does ABOG put their trust in for year ending best-of lists? Killzone 3 multiplayer is missed by the ABOG community; which other games would the guys like to bring back and play on the latest gaming consoles?

0:23:15 Playing // Drawn to Death (PS4), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS4), The Crew: Wild Run (PS4), Fallout 4 (PS4), Karl's last week with a Vita? Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken and the New World Revolution soundtrack (Vita), Rocket League (PS4), Transformers: Devastation (PS4), Borderlands 2 (Steam), King's Quest (PS4)

0:49:00 Music // Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots,  Frank Sinatra, Garbage "Bleed Like Me", Santana, David Bowie "Blackstar"

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Direct download: 085_Played_It_My_Way.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

ABOG shares their holiday traditions which may or may not include a hippopotamus, spinning Abbey Road while decorating the tree, Die Hard and knoblauchbrot. They also share a holiday gift guide for gamers with a new PS4 or XBOX One under the tree and go in depth on all the happenings from the PlayStation Experience event. 

Icebreaker // What is your favorite holiday song or album?

0:05:30 Gaming // Holiday gift guide for gamer's with a new XBOX One or PlayStation 4 under the tree, thoughts and reactions to Sony's PlayStation Experience event and all the pertinent announcements

1:05:45 Music // When is it appropriate to start listening to Christmas music? ABOG holiday traditions including the albums they listen to when decorating the tree, Frankfurt Christmas Market, Die Hard, Jingle All The Way, prepping for their favorites of the year show and more.

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Direct download: 084_PSXmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm CDT

The guys lean on Tony Hawk for most of the important decisions in episode 83 except pizza. He helps them with gaming glitches, which new system Joel's brother-in-law should buy, how to use a rubber band to earn a platinum trophy and if the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can save his horrible game.

Icebreaker // What is your favorite pizza place and what style of pizza do you prefer?

0:07:45 Gaming // Game crashing glitches and bugs, which new system should Joel's brother-in-law buy?

0:26:30 Playing // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians, Karl's rubber band trick in Rocket League, Shadow Complex (XBOX 360), Fallout 4 (PS4), Castle Crashers (Steam), patched Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4), The Crew (PS4)

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Direct download: 083_What_Would_Tony_Do.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT

Keep those old fashioned flat screens bolted to the wall because it's snowing outside, ABOG has their parents' records cranked and the top 10 favorite snow sports games are heating up the plasma. Afterward they toss around red and green swords in their review of Star Wars Battlefront.

Icebreaker // Which records did you borrow from your parents collection and spin as a kid?

0:08:15 Gaming // Joel needs a new TV so the guys give him advice on what's important in a gaming set-up, top 10 favorite snow sports games

0:26:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Gears of War 3 and Judgement added to XBOX One, Fallout 4 (PS4), Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:31:10 Review // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:49:50 Listening // Black Sabbath Paranoid from Vinyl Me Please, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine

Tangential discussions // Shane will eventually watch Star Wars but not until the original theatrical releases are available

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Direct download: 082_Guy_With_The_Green_Sword.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

It's the time of year when the Green Bay Packers bum and the sickness hits.

Icebreaker // What bums you out?

0:06:50 New Hotness // Autumn drop of blockbuster games, XBOX One's new dash and backwards compatibility, EA Access

0:19:20 Playing // Fallout 4 (PS4), Rocket League (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Kameo: Elements of Power (XBOX One)

0:47:50 Music // Johnny Marr Adrenalin Baby, My Baby live

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Direct download: 081_Sharp_Dressed_Dog.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CDT

The guys are joined by two friends to battle off sleep 16 hours into the Extra Life 24 hour gaming marathon by recording this podcast episode. And making each other laugh.

Icebreaker // If you could own one arcade cabinet or pinball table which would it be?

0:05:55 Extra Life 2015 // Rocket League tournament results

0:11:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Hearthstone, MLB 15: The Show (Vita), NHL 16 (PS4), Bloodborne (PS4), Zen Pinball 2 (PS4), Towerfall Ascension (PS4), Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4), Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Madden NFL 16 (PS4), Octodad (PS4), Surgeon Simulator (PS4)

And plenty of the usual tangential conversations.

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Direct download: 080_Cozy_Couch_For_Kids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CDT

Shane and Karl battle through colds to bring you another episode of ABOG. In between coughing they chat about gaming news, what they've been playing and then Karl talks about a recent chance he had to see his all-time favorite drummer. 

Icebreaker // What is the most unusual job you've ever had?

0:05:25 News // PlayStation Paris Games Week Conference impressions (Gran Turismo Sport, Detroit, No Man's Sky, Dreams, new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, Robinson: The Journey, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood), Rocket League drops a puck on the ice? Rock Band 4 reviewed by the dev (from Ben Kuchera's article on Polygon), Batman: Arkham Knight Steam refunds, PlayStation Plus freebies for November, EA Access

0:36:05 Playing // Tales from the Borderlands,  Battleborn (PS4) beta, Broken Age (Vita), Super Meat Boy, Rocket League, Destiny (PS4), Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4), PlayStation 1 classics on the Vita, Capcom Classics Collection, Driveclub Bikes (PS4)

1:14:00 Music // Karl attends Sunshine of Your Love - concert celebrating the life and music of Jack Bruce and gets to see his favorite drummer of all time.

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Direct download: 079_Point_And_Cough.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm CDT

Fantasy Factory rides on two wheels into Joel's and Shane's mugs and out pours much video game discussion (and rainbows).

Icebreaker // Do you believe in ghosts?

0:05:00 News // Square Enix remaking more than just Final Fantasy VII, Sony cuts PlayStation 4 price in UK and Australia, Halo 5 Guardians (2LP) Soundtrack Vinyl Edition

0:18:20 Playing // Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4), MLB 15: The Show (Vita), tangential discussion on the current fate of the PlaySation Vita, Trials Fusion (Awesome Level Max clones the Fantasy Factory artwork), Bridge Constructor (XBOX One), Guns Gore & Cannoli (XBOX One), Sunset Overdrive (XBOX One), Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked

1:08:45 Music // Vinyl Me Please exclusive release of Blessed Feathers There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow

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Direct download: 078_Fantasy_Factory_Awesome_Level.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Shane and Karl welcome Critters and Ghoulies into their House to bust some Decepti-chops and to chat about the latest in video game news, what they're playing and a review of Transformers: Devastation.

News // Nintendo shipping dev units for their next console? Star Wars Battlefront season pass announced and it's pricey, Witcher 3 gets a big patch, Friday the 13th kickstarter, PS4 price drop. 

Playing // Dark Souls 3 stress test, Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-cars dlc, Hotline Miami (Vita), Kung Fu Rabbit (Vita), Catherine (PS3), Borderlands 2 (PS4)

Review // Transformers: Devastation

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Direct download: ABOGpod_Ep077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl uncover an excuse for Tony Hawk 5, share their impressions of the Star Wars Battlefront beta, and talk about the video games they've been playing. Join the Three Amigos for that and much more in A Band of Gamers Podcast Ep76.

News // Spiritual successor to Burnout announced? A possible explanation for Tony Hawk 5? Far Cry goes Primal so naturally Joel dreams of a new Turok. Skipping games based on the hours required to play them.

Playing // Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (XBOX One), Rocket League (PS4), Forza Horizon 2 (XBOX One), Star Wars Battlefront beta impressions

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Direct download: A_Band_of_Gamers_076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT