A Band of Gamers | Video Games and Music
Gaming podcast with a flip side. Over the hill best mates nerd-out about video games and then flip sides to recommend great music you may have otherwise missed. Podcast is delivered in a casual, conversational style by positive-minded co-hosts while enjoying a couple of craft beers together. They share what's in their pint glasses between the two sides.

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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Music Played In This Episode

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

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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

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

Music Played In This Episode

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

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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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Music Played In This Episode

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

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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

Music Played In This Episode

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

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

Music Played In This Episode

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

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

Music Played In This Episode

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

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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.

Music Played In This Episode

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

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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.

Music Played In This Episode

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

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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

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

1:39:15 Side C Community

  • MGC Music 2018 line up at Midwest Gaming Classic

Music Played In This Episode

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

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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