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.

Shane mixes autumn with a dessert and buys an obligatory copy of NHL. Joel plugs back in after a week in Wyoming with NFL Football and The Pukes. Karl organizes his digital PlayStation closet and taps his way to Castle Grayskull.

In This Episode:

0:06:15 Gaming News

  • Sony unveils PlayStation 4 Pro
  • NFL RedZone now available on PlayStation Vue
  • Firmware 4.0 for the PlayStation 4

0:31:30 Playing

  • Forza Horizon 3 Demo // XBOX One
  • NHL 17
  • FIFA 17 Demo
  • He-Man Tappers of Grayskull // Mobile
  • Soccer Stars // Mobile
  • Overwatch with the community Saturday nights

0:51:20 New Records

  • Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan Take It, It's Yours
  • The Pukes The Revenge of The Pukes

Music Played In This Episode:

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Direct download: 124.mp3
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Shane is a cat person and when isn't looking a scratching post in the mouth, is out in the darkness with his headlights on but no driving wheel connected. Joel's hazy for 4K HDR gaming and an upcoming vacation to Wyoming. Karl likes smooth horse rides and an accurate calendar.

0:06:00 Gaming News

  • Free weekend of Overwatch
  • PlayStation Plus price increase
  • Pokemon Go upgrade
  • Stay off my (Lake Park) lawn with your Pokemon Go

0:18:00 Playing

  • Battlefield 1 Beta
  • Overwatch Season 2 // PlayStation 4
  • Assetto Corsa // PlayStation 4
  • Catlateral Damage // PlayStation 4
  • Playing Video Games on the XBOX One S
  • Gears of War 3 // XBOX 360 via XBOX One 
  • Madden 17 // XBOX One
  • Super Mega Baseball // PlayStation 4

0:48:00 Music // New Record

  • Brett Newski Land Air Sea Garage

1:03:50 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • Cuts (Outtake)

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.

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We are taking a one week vacation so no new episode on Tuesday 9/13. We'll be back with a new episode on Tuesday 9/20 and every Tuesday thereafter.

Thank you for subscribing and listening! We truly appreciate it.

Direct download: 123.mp3
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The mailman stiff arms his way to the fantasy football cookies while Joel tries to resist this year's Madden title. Shane paints a beautiful picture drifting his way down the block but needs to stop and catch his breath. Karl bangs the skins and relies on simple clicker gaming for relaxation.

0:10:00 Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Review

0:19:30 Playing

  • No Man's Sky // PlayStation 4
  • Adventure Capitalist // Steam
  • Half-Life 2 // Steam

0:28:30 Madden 17 Review

0:49:00 Music

  • Ryley Walker Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
  • Chris Porterfield of Field Report live from Joel's house

1:08:55 Post Game

  • Shout Outs
  • Cut (Outtake)

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 122.mp3
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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

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 121.mp3
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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)

Music Played In This Episode

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

 

Direct download: 120.mp3
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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)

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 119.mp3
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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)

Music Played In This Episode

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

Direct download: 118.mp3
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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

Music Played In This Episode

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

Direct download: 117.mp3
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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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Direct download: 116.mp3
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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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Direct download: 115.mp3
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