A Band of Gamers
Gamers who love music. Stay current with video games and discover new music with one podcast. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging best mates who love keeping up with the latest trends and platforms, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending great records.

The guys pick their favorite albums of each decade from the 1960's on. Audio recorded when they were together back in April.

 

1960s

  • Cream Disraeli Gears
  • The Beatles Revolver
  • The Beatles Abbey Road

 1970s

  • Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
  • Ramones Ramones
  • Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

 1980s

  • The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
  • Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand The Weather

 1990s

  • Oasis Definitely Maybe
  • Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
  • Blind Melon Soup

 2000s

  • Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
  • The White Stripes De Stijl
  • Beck Sea Change

 2010s

  • Volcano Choir Repave
  • Lagwagon Hang
  • Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid

 

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Shane doesn't know anything about Cricket, Karl put on 15 miles a day and Joel appreciates a good work-life balance.

 

0:02:55 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Work life balance important for Nintendo and Bungie. Animal Crossing: New Horizons delayed until March 2020 and Destiny 2 fixes will wait so the employees can maintain a proper balance and not be overworked.
  • Last batch of backwards compatible games released for the XBOX One so the team can shift their focus to the same functionality to Project Scarlett.

Playing:

  • Far Cry 5
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • 2nd XBOX One in the house and the seamless saves to the cloud for easy back and forth between the two consoles
  • XBOX Game Pass Ultimate
  • Ashes Cricket
  • POUND HD link cable for PlayStation 2
  • Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and the Fight For Sanctuary DLC
  • Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo

E-Penis:

  • Zerotopian Invasion by Ratalaika Games

 

0:51:56 Beers and Cheers

  • 1840 Brewing Company | Spurbury's Finest
  • Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. | Hyde & Wilde Oatmeal Stout
  • Parallel 49 Brewing | el Matador

 

0:59:37 Side B Music

Recommended Records:

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

Listening:

  • Download Festival
    • Skid Row
    • Blackberry Smoke
    • Conjurer
    • Deadland Ritual
    • The Interrupters
    • Opeth
    • Rob Zombie
    • At The Gates
    • Alien Weaponry
    • Skindred
    • Trivium
    • Stone Temple Pilots
    • Slipknot
    • Amon Amarth
    • Anthrax
    • Smashing Pumpkins
    • Slayer
  • Bokassa Crimson Riders - recommended album for the next episode
  • The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

 

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Joel is gullible, Shane the king of eye-rolling and Karl perhaps more in the middle as they react to Microsoft's XBOX 2019 E3 Briefing, recap Google Stadia Connect, talk about Grim Dawn and recommend a record for fans of high energy punk.

 

0:02:27 Side A Video Games

E3:

Playing:

  • Grim Dawn

 

0:49:54 Beers and Cheers

 

0:57:29 Side B Music

Recommended Record:

  • Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and the Sniffers

Listening:

  • Perry Farrell Kind Heaven
  • Aldous Harding Designer
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
  • Download Playlist

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Sony and Microsoft partner up in their usual battlegrounds, Game Pass coming to PC, Rage 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, dusting off the old PS3 and two record recommendations. First is an EP for summer festival conert goers who gravitate towards the 80's rock cover band and second for fans of 90's British rock with a bit of punk occasionally poking through.

 

0:03:12 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Sony and Microsoft teaming up in their usual battlegrounds
  • Sony's Days of Play sale
  • Microsoft's Game Pass is coming to PC

Playing:

  • Rage 2
  • PlayStation 3
  • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
  • Motorstorm: Apocalypse
  • Formula One Championship Edition
  • GRID 
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Fight Night Champion
  • PAIN
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

E-Penis:

 

0:52:29 Beers and Cheers

 

0:58:34 Side B Music

Recommended Records:

Listening:

  • Slipknot "Unsainted"
  • Last In Line II
  • The Meters The Meters
  • Justin Townes Earle The Saint Of Lost Causes
  • Black Mountain Destroyer
  • Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and the Sniffers

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

 

1:34:15 Postgame

  • Bye iTunes
  • Aston Villa
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Aaron Rodgers can't chug a beer

 

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Little Billy gets a bad rap from a politican scorned by Star Wars Battlefront II. 

 

0:02:41 Side A Video Games

News:

  • US Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) proposes a bill called "The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act" and the guys surmise it's because he's disappointed with Star Wars Battlefront II not letting him more easily open Darth Vader
  • EA Access coming soon to PlayStation 4. Will cost $29.99 per year (US) or $4.99 per month. 
  • New Need for Speed and Plants Vs. Zombies games coming this Fall.

Playing:

  • Hollow Knight (PlayStation 4)
  • Impressions of Dangerous Driving (PlayStation 4) spiritual successor to Burnout 2 & 3 from former developers at Criterion Games now with Three Fields Entertainment
  • ABOG Racing Games Spotify Playlist
  • Shakedown: Hawaii (PlayStation 4) by Vblank Entertainment

E-Penis:

  • Super Weekend Mode (PlayStation 4 and Vita)
  • Daggerhood (PlayStation 4)

 

0:46:31 Beers and Cheers

  • 1840 Brewing and Eagle Park Brewing Collaboration | Joint IPA
  • Parallel 49 Brewing | Cobra Clutch
  • Thornbridge Brewery | Pink Grapefruit Halcyon

 

0:53:37 Side B Music

Recommended Record:

  • Fontaines D.C. Dogrel

Listening:

  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes End of Suffering
  • The Mystery Lights Too Much Tension!
  • Pinegrove Cardinal

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PlayStation 4 is about to hit a big milestone so the guys recruit a friend who’s also an expert on all things PlayStation to join the conversation. After a lengthy PlayStation chat, all four share what they’ve been playing, help increase your number with a couple plat plats, enjoy some cheer and recommend an excellent record that goes well with all of the above.

 

0:03:26 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Sony about to hit the 100 million sales mark with their PlayStation 4
  • Epic is set to acquire Psyonix and start kicking the ball around for Rocket League

Playing:

  • Counter Spy (PlayStation 4)
  • Axion Verge (Nintendo Switch)
  • Lumines Remastered (Nintendo Switch
  • Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (PlayStation 4)
  • Analogue Mega SG

E-Penis:

  • Borderlands 2 (PlayStation 4)
  • Metagal (PlayStation 4 and Vita)
  • Super Weekend Mode (PlayStation 4 and Vita) 

 

1:11:20 Beers 

 

1:28:45 Side B Music

Recommended Record:

Listening:

  • Bad Religion Age Of Unreason
  • Fontaines D.C. Dogrel
  • Valerie June live at the The Pabst Theater 4/23/19
  • Lizzo Cuz I Love You
  • Pinegrove Skylight
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela Mettavolution
  • Amon Amarth Berserker
  • Foxy Shazam Foxy Shazam

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

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For the first time in the history of ABOG, all three co-hosts record an episode together in the same room. Includes a quick recap of Midwest Gaming Classic 2019, details about the upcoming PlayStation next generation console, thoughts on XBOX One S All-Digital Edition price, Gris, Tetris 99 and EGX Rezzed 2019 highlights.

 

0:03:42 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Midwest Gaming Classic 2019 recap
  • Vancouver
  • Mark Cerny shared some details about Sony's upcoming next generation console in an interview with Wired. Biggest takeaways he's calling the SSD a true gamechanger and the console will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games.
  • XBOX One S All-Digital Edition is out May 7th and priced at $249 US
  • XBOX Game Pass and XBOX Live bundled into one monthly fee

Games:

  • Gris (Nintendo Switch)
  • Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Analogue Super NT
  • NBA Jam (Super Nintendo)
  • Final Fight (Super Nintendo)
  • International Superstar Soccer (Super Nintendo)
  • EGX Rezzed 2019 Highlights
  • Cuphead (Nintendo Switch)
  • Cat Quest 2
  • Supermarket Shriek

 

1:05:01 Beers

  • 1840 Brewing Company | Cashmere Sweater
  • Parallel 49 Brewing | Barrel Aged Series: Russian Imperial Stout

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Tell your spouse you can't move to a cabin in the woods if the internet is crap otherwise kiss that modern gaming good bye. It's get off my lawn time again with your pals in ABOG as they lament the streaming future and consider going backwards rather than embracing the future. They also share initial impressions of MLB The Show 19, recommend a must-own record for fans of hip hop interested in learning the roots and talk about an obnoxious guitar solo that under normal circumstances may have ruined the gig.

 

0:03:47 Side A Video Games

News:

Games:

  • MLB The Show 19 initial impressions

 

0:57:52 Beers

 

1:06:13 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

  • Baby Huey & The Babysitters | The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Preorder the reissue via Run Out Groove

Now Spinning:

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The future of gaming including potentially the beginning of the end of physical media, playing games on a smart phone with a controller, first impressions of Devil May Cry 5 and Tetris 99, and a recommended record for fans of the Big Four of Thrash.

 

0:03:09 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Disc-less XBOX One S rumored to be incoming. Windows Central says it might be called the XBOX One S All Digital Edition with preorders beginning in April and a global launch early May. 
  • Project X Cloud further detailed in a recent Inside XBOX video. Demo showed an Android phone as the screen connected to an XBOX One controller via bluetooth. “Games play as originally intended by the creator.”
  • Development Studio behind the original Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock, announced a new FPS co-op zombie shooter called Back 4 Blood. Could this be a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead franchise?

Games:

  • Devil May Cry 5 (PlayStation 4)
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch)
  • Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)

 

0:46:01 Beers

 

0:55:31 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

Now Spinning:

 

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Joel cracks the XBOX and feels left behind. Shane won't say anything bad about Anthem and prefers swinging after brownies. Karl hits a gaming milestone and can handle a strong breeze.

 

0:03:25 Side A Video Games

 

News:

  • Weezer debuts The Black Album on Weezer Island in Fortnite
  • XBOX Game Pass rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch
  • Is Joel being left behind for not playing the battle royale and loot shooters?

 

Playing:

  • Crackdown 3
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (beta)
  • Championship Manager: Season 97/98
  • Toejam & Earl Back in the Groove
  • Monster Hunter: World

 

E-Penis:

  • Storm Boy The Game
  • Drowning
  • AER: Memories of Old
  • Survive! Mr. Cube

 

0:52:00 Drinking

 

 

0:58:45 Side B Music

 

Recommended Album:

  • Gang of Four Entertainment!

 

Listening:

  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium South of Reality
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night
  • Jason Isbell
  • 90's Hip Hop
  • Motley Crue Motley Crue
  • John Corabi Live 94 (One Night In Nashville)

 

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Crackdown 3, Apex Legends, a hop on the same train, recommended record Feral Roots from Rival Sons and a couple gigs including a band celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut punk classic.

 

0:03:23 Side A Video Games

 

Games:

  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
  • Crackdown 3
  • Apex Legends
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • GameBlast19

 

Epenis:

  • Access Denied

 

0:43:40 Drinking

 

0:49:23 Side B Music

 

Recommended Album:

  • Rival Sons Feral Roots

 

Gigs:

  • Rival Sons at O2 Academy on February 5th
  • Orange Goblin at KK's Steel Mill on February 8th
  • Gang Of Four at Shank Hall on February 14th

 

Now Spinning:

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

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Shane likes the physical, Joel talks to his house and Karl doesn't look forward to ironing because he's not a freak.

 

0:02:25 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Marshmello performs live concert in Fortnite and 10 million attended. Won't be buying any of his records but this is a pretty awesome moment and an excellent combination of music and gaming linked together.
  • Cloud gaming might become a reality in five or so years when the infrastructure can support a lag free experience. Would lower the barrier of entry for gamers wanting to play AAA games that don't have an expensive computer or the latest consoles. A lot of bigmcompanies are investing in this future including Microsoft, Sony, Amazon, Google, Verizon and there are rumors Apple is also going to be there. It's been in the news for a couple months now and the guys have a chat about what it might mean to the future of console gaming and how they feel about this eventual inevitability.

Games:

  • The First Tree
  • Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • The Crew 2
  • NHL 19

 

1:00:30 Drinking

 

1:08:00 Side B Music

Recommended Album:

Now Spinning:

  • Green Day Dookie 25th anniversay spin
  • Blossom Dearie Vinyl Me Please Classics
  • Colter Wall Songs of the Plains
  • Rival Sons Feral Roots

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Chocolate for breakfast, punching producer mini games, requiring hot food at work, walls, The Gardens Between, Abby Jeanne Music Box Dancer and the usual listening program.

 

0:03:39 Side A Video Games

News

Bungie breaks away from Activision and now controls their own Destiny. Sony gives the keys to Rocket League players and opens up cross-platform play for the second title so far. Nintendo releases two more NES games for their online Switch service and someone finds hidden code indicating a potential super future.

Games

  • The Grand Tour Game with a direct tie to the television show
  • Ravva and the Cyclops Curse
  • The Gardens Between

E-Penis

  • Cat Quest

 

0:38:57 Drinking

Beere Brewing Co. | Mental Floss

BrewDog | Quench Quake

Barry Homebrew | Cream Ale

 

0:46:45 Side B Music

Recommended Album

Abby Jeanne Music Box Dancer

http://www.abbyjeanne.com

Listening To

  • Fever 333 Strength In Numb333rs
  • Son Little Son Little
  • Erykah Badu live at Eagles Ballroom 1/18/19

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Joel, Shane and Karl share their individual picks for top ten favorite albums of 2018. Plus the usual Side A Video Game content and in this episode there are plenty of new games the guys have played over the holidays and a big box of SNES cartridges Shane fully cleaned and is now working his way through.

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0:02:00 Side A Video Games

Games

  • Shane scored a haul of SNES games which he has been thoroughly cleaning and enjoying on his Analogue Super NT. He shares a few of the 54 gems he picked up in that collection.
  • Donut County
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Beat Saber
  • NBA 2K19
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Rocket League
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Easy PlayStation Platinum Trophies

  • FullBlast
  • One Word by Powgi
  • Storm Boy

 

0:35:05 Drinking

Guinness

BrewDog | Elvis Juice

Parallel 49 Brewing Company | Filthy Dirty IPA

 

0:39:35 Side B Music

Favorite Albums of 2018

Joel, Shane, Karl and Brad individual choices for top 10 favorite albums of 2018. 

Karl

  1. Parkway Drive Reverence
  2. Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
  3. A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
  4. Pagan Black Wash
  5. Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  6. Marmozets Knowing What You Know Now
  7. The Longshot Love is for losers
  8. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  9. Don Broco Technology
  10. Architects Holy Hell

Joel

  1. JPEGMAFIA Veteran
  2. Parquet Courts Wide Awake!
  3. Jeff Rosenstock POST
  4. Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
  5. Field Report Summertime Songs
  6. Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
  7. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  8. Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
  9. Devils Teeth Suki Yaki Hot!
  10. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight

Shane

  1. Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base, Hotel + Casino
  2. The Longshot Love is for losers
  3. The Raging Nathans Cheap Fame
  4. Dog Party Hit and Run
  5. Gorillaz The Now Now
  6. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  7. Johnny Marr Call the Comet
  8. The Good, The Bad, and The Queen Merrie Land
  9. Laura Mardon Black Rainbow
  10. Jeff Rosenstock POST

Brad

  1. Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight
  3. Fu Manchu Clone Of The Universe
  4. Sarah Shook and The Disarmers Years
  5. The Longshot Love Is For Losers
  6. Smoking Popes Into The Agony
  7. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  8. Starcrawler Starcrawler
  9. Jon Spencer Spencer Sings The Hits!
  10. (tie) Mad Caddies Punk Rocksteady / Burn The Priest Legion: XX

Hear each of their individual picks for top album of 2018 in the Spotify Playlist associated with this episode.

 

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