A Band of Gamers | Video Games and Music Podcast
For fans of both video games and music. Keep your finger on the pulse of the fast-paced gaming industry with the latest in big news and impressions. Then discover the illuminating, irregular beat with a spotlight on great indie content you may have otherwise missed including video games, records, bands and craft beers. Delivered in a casual, conversational style by three positive-minded best mates who use the podcast as a means to find time for each other every other week outside of their busy lives, families and careers.
The sounds of silence can be dramatic. Enjoy a raw episode (no edits) covering the latest in gaming news and impressions including Nintendo's plans for the Switch online, Pinball Arcade loses a few tables and God of War. Thereafter a full does of indies with Raging Justice, Super Mega Baseball 2, wireless controller for Shane's 23 SNES Minis and Karl's stuffed boxers. Recommended record from Walt Hamburger, beers and many more albums for your discerning ears.
XBOX One adds more backwards compatible titles and includes compression enhancements. Super Mega Baseball 2 is out this week. Nintendo Switch doesn't have a Dark Soul yet. Discord integrates. God of War, MLB The Show 18 and Pixel Junk Monsters 2 Demo impressions. Instructions for enlarging your ego with easy PlayStation Platinum Trophies. Too many good beers. Recommended record from Bokassa and more great albums you should be spinning. Jeff Rosenstock and Gunn-Truscinski Duo gigs. Story time with Shane about beer artistry and the new ABOG logo.
Joel and Karl recap Midwest Gaming Classic 2018, MGC Music and their experience hanging out in person for the first time. After the recap there's some audio recorded at Lakefront Brewery with a few close friends all sharing what's in their pint glasses.
Impressions of Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and Arcade Archives PUNCH-OUT!! Grow that e-penis with more easy platinum trophies. Tasty brews. Recommended record from Field Report and the usual disagreement at the end of the show this time about Jack White's new LP.
Is Nintendo playing it safe with the Switch? It's probably the only safe bet in this entire episode to be fair. Hear how the PlayStation Vita has been doing the handheld thing with proper controllers for years now. How the guys risk their lives to enjoy IPA's every episode. Graphic warning labels that can't stop cancer. Horrible games for dirty platinums. A pop album that makes Shane and Joel squirm. All culminating at the end with an argument about respected bands that can't get no respect on ABOG.
Plan on attending Midwest Gaming Classic 2018 and looking for things to do during the downtime? We'll take care of you with some excellent community happenings spanning the entire extended weekend. Behold.
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