A Band of Gamers (ABOG) - Video Games & Music
Three best mates podcasting about video games and music. Formerly a more serious endeavor and now an excuse to hang out, talk about their favorite hobbies and drink a few brews. Listen in for gaming talk and to discover new music you may have missed otherwise.

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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Joel and Shane share their impressions of the E3 2016 Sony and Microsoft press conferences.

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The Overwatch hype train hasn't passed ABOG as all three guys have been playing the game and share their impressions of it. Shane's face melts off seeing La Sera and he smashes up the place in Dangerous Golf. Karl benefits from being a cheapskate on Steam and shows off his space exploration skills in Rebel Galaxy. Joel faces Doom when entering a mall so opts for no pants and the wrong size shoes instead.

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Shane finds a clever way to blame shitty episodes of ABOG on the listener and crowns an early favorite of the year after finding a horse head mask. Karl provides some impressions of Overwatch after recruiting his family to earn him achievement points in Solitaire. Joel digs holes, plays the hell out of Doom and adds Midwest Death Rattle's Post-Apocalypso to the growing 2016 top list of records.

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Sir Willem Something Shane likes puzzle platformers and being treated with respect from customer service. Joel longs for a video game version of Rummy as he spends the week stuck on the same Pixel Junk Monsters level. Karl bakes up a few new gaming experiences on the PC and ruins a couple families teaching kids a basic beat.

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Shane buys a new console and gets violated PlayStation style. Karl keeps a watchful eye on his wife and reviews Uncharted 4. Joel starts the week with Psych Fest and finishes on the heavier side with Doom.

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Karl summons disco balls to review Ratchet & Clank while learning 34 songs. Shane is back with his fear of planes but is busier than a dog with two dinks. Joel moves the fish from the basement to the pond and ends up turning into a squid.

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Shane brings the chocolate sauce to the ballpark and hits one over the fence with his review of MLB The Show 16. Karl finds a new use for Amiibos, marvels at Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 and lucks into a box of Record Store Day releases. Joel fights the Wii U gamepad in Star Fox Zero and enjoys some Little Blue Crunchy Things.

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Direct download: 105.mp3
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Shane is tongue tied after the cherry blossoms disappear but manages to give a state of the union for racing games on current gen consoles. He also ponders an XBOX One after hearing Joel's review of Quantum Break. Joel unboxes his Wii U for the third time and admires the guitar prowess of Prince.

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