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The 2017 Footys! Co-host and listener choices for favorite games and albums of the year.
Little quick something for your stocking. Ear stuffing for the drive to grandma's house.
Shane and Karl call this episode Biblical. Either they are celebrating Christmas with a full dose of Jesus or perhaps they think it's a large scale, epic or intense show. Listen to find out.
Shane loses the cliches, Karl talks a long song and Joel sneaks in through the backstage.
Joel proclaims 2017 the year of Nintendo and the guys chat about the SNES Classic and Super Mario Odyssey. Shane prefers a more realistic digital pinball game. New game discussions about Pinball FX3, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Cuphead and Gran Turismo Sport. Liam Gallagher's new record might be the third best Oasis album. Karl recaps EGX, talks about the new Prophets of Rage record and defends Audioslave.
The old timers crawl out of retirement and get the band back together in a new, relaxed format. No agenda and no edits. So basically like 99% of the gaming podcasts out there.
Joel, Shane and Karl share their thoughts on the big three at E3 2017 and end on a high note.
Favorite score chase video games, review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, recommended record In-ter A-li-a from At The Drive-In and a tune off of Joseph Huber's latest album The Suffering Stage.
The guys share their tips and yours on how Microsoft can help the XBOX One try and catch up to Sony's PlayStation 4. With a great deal more certainty they recommend you listen to The Ride and then play new tunes from a couple favorite Milwaukee bands.
Feels like living in a Tarantino flick with a grooving soundtrack from the recommended record Freedom Is Free. Shane is taking down fools in a 70's cop show and enjoys Big League Chew. Joel capitalizes on the increased value of the NES Classic and insists Side B is better. Karl struts down the road to ace bass and sings along to Persona 5.
Upcoming video games to look forward to from the show floor at EGX Rezzed 2017. A recommended record from Midnight Reruns. Tune from CJ Ramone and a wrap up of Midwest Gaming Classic 2017.
Joel and Karl share their impressions of the Nintendo Switch and Shane mixes it up with a country record by Margo Price.
Learn about Midwest Gaming Classic's history, how it was saved by a community of passionate gamers, and how Dan Loosen's prior experience positively contributes to an annual event attended by over ten thousand.
New and improved with a cleaner sound in your ears. Reviews of Horizon Zero Dawn and Little Deaths by Idle Bloom. A tune to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by The Real McKenzies and imposter Band of Gamers.
The guys play with their phones more than a Facebook junkie to bring you a review of the new Nintendo mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes. Joel wears out a coffee table and Shane leaves skin on his steering wheel drumming along to Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings. Karl is busy maintaining his beard and calls out Tony for his one star reviews.
Joel, Shane and Karl set up their past selves to help their present selves in order to get their future selves where they need to be. Then Shane tickles a jar of mayonnaise. Starts with the most intellectual game they've ever played and closes with the least. In between there's a review of Sleater-Kinney Live in Paris and a tune from Indonesian Junk.
ABOG takes a deep dive with Abzu and discovers fresh air in an unlikely place. They follow the light of Free Sun Rising to the surface and spin Modern Ruin by Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes.
Too many cooks in the kitchen can be a good thing, the guys valiantly attempt to speak Spanish and Myles Coyne brings the vibes.
Grooving to the bass while carefully watching their step out the front door, ABOG returns with stories of gardening, potato deliveries and refreshing dental work.
Joel, Shane and Karl give the record treatment to a video game. Like they do every episode with an album, all three guys will focus on one game and then share their thoughts about it on the show. They chose Headlander as the first and have a fun convo about it before reviewing, by listener request, Metallica's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. Thereafter they play a tune from Devils Teeth and share some of their favorite live albums in Post Game.
Karl goes further down the rabbit hole, Shane catches up on a favorite from 2016 and Joel shares his thoughts after playing through The Last of Us. Thereafter they recommend a record from Car Seat Headrest and play a tune from Space Raft's Rubicon release. In Post Game, Karl and Shane have a mini spoiler discussion about The Last Guardian and then convince Joel to listen to Metallica's latest for the next show.
The guys share their Top 5 Favorite Video Games and Top 10 Favorite Albums in ABOG's fifth annual Favorites of the Year Episode. Sit back and enjoy a double episode to close out 2016.
Best of the Rest Video Games and Albums 2016, Review of The Last Guardian, record and tune from Tenement and the Enjoy the Rides test press winner announced in Post Game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 from Gauss.