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.

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

Music Played In This Episode (With Permission)

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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.

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode (With Permission)

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Direct download: 133_Singing_Moose_Heads.mp3
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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.

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode (With Permission)

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Direct download: 132.mp3
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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.

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode

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Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

Facebook Group --> Facebook.com/groups/ABandofGamers

All episodes are available first on ABOGpod.com and release everywhere else Tuesday nights at 9PM CST US.

Thank you for subscribing and listening.

Direct download: 131.mp3
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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. 

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode:

Website --> ABOGpod.com

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Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

Facebook Group --> Facebook.com/groups/ABandofGamers

All episodes are available first on ABOGpod.com and release everywhere else Tuesday nights at 9PM CST US.

Thank you for subscribing and listening.

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.

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode:

Website --> ABOGpod.com

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Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

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All episodes are available first on ABOGpod.com and release everywhere else Tuesday nights at 9PM CST US.

Thank you for subscribing and listening.

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.

In This Episode:

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
    • King Biscuit Flower Hour
    • Friday Night Video Fights

Music Played In This Episode (with permission):

Website --> ABOGpod.com

Subscribe To Podcast --> abandofgamers.libsyn.com/rss

Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

Facebook Group --> Facebook.com/groups/ABandofGamers

All episodes are available first on ABOGpod.com and release everywhere else Tuesday nights at 9PM CST US.

Thank you for subscribing and listening.

 

Direct download: 128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

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.

In This Episode:

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

Music Played In This Episode:

Website --> ABOGpod.com

Show Notes --> ABOGpod.com/127

Subscribe To Podcast --> abandofgamers.libsyn.com/rss

Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

Facebook Group --> Facebook.com/groups/ABandofGamers

All episodes are available first on ABOGpod.com and release everywhere else Tuesday nights at 9PM CST US.

Thank you for subscribing and listening.

Direct download: 127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

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.

In This Episode:

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. 

Music Played In This Episode:

Website --> ABOGpod.com

Show Notes --> ABOGpod.com/126

Subscribe To Podcast --> abandofgamers.libsyn.com/rss

Contact --> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter --> @ABandofGamers

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Thank you for subscribing and listening. 

Direct download: 126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

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

Music Played In This Episode:

Episodes are available first at ABOGpod.com/podcast and release to the podcast feeds on Tuesday nights at 9pm CST US.

Website ---> ABOGpod.com

Show Notes ---> ABOGpod.com/125

Subscribe To Podcast ---> abandofgamers.libsyn.com/rss

Contact ---> Email@ABOGpod.com

Twitter ---> @ABandofGamers

Facebook Group ---> Facebook.com/groups/ABandofGamers

Thank you for subscribing and listening. 

Direct download: 125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST