ABOG Podcast - Video Games and Music
A young at heart trio keeps you up-to-date with the fast-paced video game industry. They also help you discover new music by recommending a record and playing a fresh tune from an independent artist.

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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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

  • Shout Outs
  • 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

  • Shout Outs
  • 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

Music Played In This Episode

  • 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

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux" Drum Synth Fuzz
  • 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

Music Played In This Episode With Permission From The Artists

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux" Drum Synth Fuzz
  • Outro by Direct Hit! "Artificial Confidence" Wasted Mind

Outtakes

  • Email your favorite video games and albums from the first half of 2016 to Email@ABOGpod.com. Deadline for inclusion in Ep115 is Saturday 7/9/2016
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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

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "State of Flux" Drum Synth Fuzz
  • 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

Music Played In This Episode

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