A Band of Gamers (ABOG)
Video games and music. Two hobbies in one podcast. An excuse for three best mates with many miles between them to hang out, talk about their favorite hobbies and drink a few brews together. Episodes include video game news, impressions and reviews along with new albums, gigs and record collecting.

They may need to eat a little soap in order to pull it off but ABOG Podcast starts a new trend and drops the explicit language tag going forward. You can now listen in the car with the entire family sitting there. Your family may prefer the latest from Ariana Grande (is she still relevant?), but the show is now safe to consume in any circumstance.

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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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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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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