A Band of Gamers
Video games and music podcast. Three best mates meet at the virtual pub every other week to share their lifelong passion for gaming and music discovery. The podcast is separated into two segments- Side A Video Games includes gaming news, conversations and the games they are enjoying. Side B Music starts with a recommended new record from one of the cohosts and the other two decide if they agree with the recommendation. Thereafter they talk about albums they've been spinning. Between the two sides the guys reveal the contents of their pint glasses and usually pour another.

Joel and Shane talk their latest gaming exploits and then celebrate 50 years of the cassette tape. They focus on the mixtape and of course share some mixtape classics throughout.

Gaming

  • PS3 super slim console upgrade, Resident Evil 6, GTA V, Diablo 3, Dead Trigger, Super Mario Land 3D, Nano Assault EX, ESPN app on XBOX 360

and Music

Podcast was recorded and mixed live, contains no edits and was released immediately upon completion.

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Shane guest hosts for a second consecutive show. The new format resumes with the guys chatting up video games in the first segment then talking and sharing music in the second segment.

Video Games   

Burnout Paradise, NHL 14 Demo, Madden 25, Pikmin 3, Nano Assault Ex, Killzone Mercenary

Music
    Black Joe Lewis- Come To My Party
    A Tribe Called Quest- Jazz
    Bob Schneider- Unpromised Land
    Phil X and the Drills- Blow My Brains Out
    Slowburn- Break Your Fall

Podcast was recorded and mixed live, contains no edits and was released immediately upon completion.

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Joel and guest host Shane geek out about music and share a few tracks, but not before they talk an hour about the games they’re playing.

Video Games

    Dead Nation, Pinball Arcade, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, Plants Vs Zombies 2, Ducktales Remastered, PixelJunk Monsters HD, Pikmin 3, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Madden NFL 13

Music

    Sony’s Music Unlimited Service, Serj Tankian, face to face- Don’t Turn Away, Vinyl, Queen- A Night at the Opera LP

Included songs: Serj Tankian- Arpeggio Bust, Queen- '39, Bobaflex- The Sound of Silence

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In this episode Trickman Terry Minnich joins Joel and entertains with a few EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) memories and a stroll through his personal arcade. They then fast forward to future consoles and the latest news from Microsoft regarding the removal of DRM from XBOX One. Playing Ouya, Nintendo 3DS and Animal Crossing.

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AddedXP guest host and joins Joel in a lengthy E3 discussion including predictions and a family reunion. Before that Joel rationalizes a new PS3 purchase. Playing MLB 13: The Show (Vita), Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (PSP/Vita), Spec Ops: The Line, Grid 2 and talking about many more.

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After a waterlogged weekend, Bill attacks his gaming backlog by finishing up Halo 4, Bioshock Infinite, and Resistance 3 before curb-stomping the zombie horde in Dead Island Riptide with fellow ABOG community members. Joel provides an entertaining and emotional fireside tale, platforms his way through Mighty Switch Force, and gives his Vita some love with the help of those adorable Mutant Blobs.

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Joel and Bill support each other through the responsibilities of life and look forward to a break from reality during this brief episode of A Band of Gamers.

Bill returns to the tropics, manages infinite backtracking, and shares his love for horror in cinema. Joel troubleshoots his PS3, recalls fond memories of classic gaming, and observes the joy of score chasing.

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Bill dreams of living in a city built from Legos, finds paradise among the clouds, and provides a shot of testosterone to his man-cave. Joel gets some hands-on time with Nintendo's latest, dukes it out with the most lethal bounty hunter in the universe, and gets his acoustical groove back.

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Recorded live at the Midwest Gaming Classic 2013. Guests include Scott Sauer (Gamers Only Older), Jeff Ross (Rman5k from AddedXP), Eric Baily and Eric Hunter (1 More Podcastle) in addition to a couple community members.

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Bill enjoys his chicken hardboiled, reaps the benefits of a classic bank heist, and falls in love with an iconic video game legend. Joel celebrates Shmup appreciation month, treats his jungle fever, and empties his wallet to Zen Pinball.

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