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180 Favorite Video Games of 2018

Favorite video games of 2018, gaming resolutions for 2019 and a recommended album from Courtney Barnett. Contact ABOGpod@gmail.com 0:02:40 Side A Video Games Favorite Video Games of 2018 Top five favorite video games of 2018 and some honorable mentions Gaming New Year Resolutions for 2019 Joel would like to play more indies, spend more evening time playing games and be more social. Karl plans to focus on a game at a time and work on his backlog. Shane wants to start...


179 Bang Bang

High volume October, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Horizon Chase Turbo, more time in the gym and Wild West, WSTR Identity Crisis, new Smashing Pumpkins and Judas Priest records, live show from Lauryn Hill disappoints, Junior Brown guitar work does not and David Bowie 2000 Glastonbury gig. Contact: ABOGpod@gmail.com 0:02:03 Side A Video Games News Best October in gaming sales since NPD starting tracking. Red Dead Redemption 2 online beta went live. Games Thronebreaker: The Witcher...


178 Buddy Spawn

Pokemon Lets Go, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Caramel, Coconut, Stouts, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, mosh pit, Record Store Day and an airport bloody ear. 0:02:05 Side A Video Games News The arcade classic Out Run is coming to Nintendo Switch. Games Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V 0:39:40 Drinking Meantime Brewing Co. | Marks and Spencer Maritime Salted Caramel Porter Yellow Dog Brewing | Chew Toy Coconut Porter 1840 Brewing...


177 Wild West Thumb Action

Another of the big three drops out of E3. Save money on PlayStation Plus and a new gaming console as the Christmas shopping season begins. Red Dead Redemption 2 first impressions and a comparison to My Name is Mayo. Recommended album from Marmozets. Record of the week from Devils Teeth including a tune that will surely make you want to click through and hear more. 0:01:55 Side A Video Games News Sony plans to skip E3 2019. The best Black Friday deals both online and shopping brick and...


176 Selling Out

Reviews of both Forza Horizon 4 and Analogue Super Nt. Recommended album is from Kikagaku Moyo and the record of the week is Car City S/T debut. 0:02:07 Side A Video Games News You can change your PlayStation name if have any regrets. PlayStation Classic line-up of twenty games announced. Highlights from XBOX X018 including the acquisition of two more studios Obsidian and InXile. Crackdown is free in the XBOX Store until the end of November. PubG now available in XBOX Game Pass. Mouse and...


175 Hit The Cabbage

You’ve got a winning bingo card with this episode. It ticks all the ABOG boxes. Gaming news, impressions of upcoming games, excellent record recommendations, Joel ripping on Metallica, Shane and Karl needing to be saved from another Oasis diatribe and your free middle square goes to the main glommer man. 0:02:50 Side A Video Games News Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. Releasing on December 3rd, the mini console will include 20 pre-loaded games of which five have been announced so...


174 Spider-Man

Spider-Man review, Bally and Williams pinball tables coming soon to Pinball FX 3, more Nintendo franchises on the Switch, Karl recommends Pagan Black Wash and both Joel and Shane share their thoughts plus a couple more album recommendations to close out the episode. 0:03:15 Side A Video Games News Bally and Williams pinball tables are coming to Pinball FX 3Nintendo bringing more of their classic franchises to the Nintendo Switch Video Games Spider-Man Easy PlayStation Trophies Guardians...


173 Madden NFL 19

Shane buys pie under the table at a roadside stand. Karl has a secret admirer who lavishes him in external disk space. Joel doesn't care about frosting. Just give him a good cake. Grab some sweets and enjoy another episode of video games, recommended music and good beers with three mates having way too much fun doing a podcast they love. 0:04:50 Side A Video Games News Amazon ending 20% discount on preordersXBOX All Access subscription serviceHalo: The Master Chief Collection and other...


172 Dead Cells Hit And Run

Shane's soul is worth one hundred bucks, Joel doesn't tinker with the price of hot dogs and Karl doesn't play well with others in the kitchen. 0:05:03 Side A Video Games News Bethesda doesn't want you to buy their games usedGoogle didn't make 50 million off of Fortnite sales in their Android storeDiablo III coming to the Nintendo Switch this fallPlagiarism in video game reviews and recent controversy with a former IGN employee's Dead Cells review Video Games Dead Cells impressions Now...


171 Tax Deductible Beers

Joel sticks up for Hello Games, Shane needs eleven spins to confirm an album is good and Karl has a deal for you. 0:04:35 Side A Video Games News Nintendo sues a couple ROM sites to protect their IP'sNintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is the best selling console for the month (June). First time in over 30 years.Exercise to stay e-fitWashed up by mid-20's?Survival mode in FIFA 19 Vids The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildHidden AgendaThe Jackbox Party PackNo Man's Sky...


170 Naked Threesome

E-sports made better with beers, pickles, onions and experimental hip hop. 0:03:21 Side A Video Games News International Olympics Committee to host an e-sports forumNintendo wants to help developers with cross-play aspirationsRocket League is now available in XBOX Game Pass Vids Fortnite Season 5Doom (XBOX One)The Crew 2 (PS4) Easy PlayStation Trophies (E-Penis) N.E.R.O. Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4)Puzzle Showdown 4K (PS4)The Wolf Among Us (PS3)Dead Synchronicity (PS4) 0:53:57...


169 Thick Enough To Stop Cross Play

Sony's handling of cross-platform play with Fortnite reminds Joel of their former arrogance, Shane doesn't like free games and Karl thinks Oatmeal Man is the worst superhero ever. 0:06:35 Side A Video Games News Sony blocking Fortnite cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Nintendo SwitchThe red label is back with Greatest Hits on PlayStation 4Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo 2018 Vids The Crew 2Mario Tennis Aces Easy PlayStation Trophies (E-Penis) Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World...


168 E3 2018 Pint Glasses Half Full Edition

Devil worshippers love their kitties, game developers take copious amounts of acid and E3 is duller than dull. The world is flipped upside down yet the guys still attempt to give it a glass is half full chat. A full run through of all the pressers and games announced during E3 and a Side B jammed full of new bands to discover from recent gigs they attended. 0:03:00 Side A Video Games Pulse (biggest news and games) E3 2018Microsoft XBOXHalo InfiniteOri and the Will of the WispsSekiro:...


167 No Throwing Allowed

Joel risks relationships and loses time to Pixel Junk Monsters 2. Shane demonstrates his skills by going underneath the beat in Sound Shapes. Karl finds usefulness in an old pair of socks and embarks on a cynical adventure. 0:01:55 Side A Video Games Pulse (biggest news and games) Best Buy ends Gamers Club UnlockedDark Souls: RemasteredStreet Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Indies Pixel Junk Monsters 2Forgotton Anne Grow Your Virtual Bulge (Dirty Platinum Trophies) Devious...


166 Dramatic Pauses

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. 0:06:25 Side A Video...


165 Compression Enhanced

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...


164 Midwest Gaming Classic 2018 Recap

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. Music Played In This Episode Intro, segue and outro music provided with permission by Tiny Rockets Links Subscribe To Podcast (RSS Feed) Website Twitter Facebook Page Instagram Discord E-mail: ABOGpod@gmail.com Thank you for...


163 Fine Line Between Stupid And Clever

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 Summertime Songs from Field Report and the usual disagreement at the end of the show this time about Jack White's new LP. 0:02:53 Side A Video Games News Pixel Junk Monsters 2No Man's Sky coming to XBOX One Playing Sea of ThievesFar Cry 5Ni No Kuni II: Revenant KingdomArcade Archives PUNCH-OUT!!...


162 Friends With Benefits

Review of Burnout Paradise Remastered, easy platinum trophies for enhancing your e-penis, Faux Fiction Dark Matter hat trick, Led Zep fake or legit band Greta Van Fleet and MGC Music 2018 line up. 0:02:53 Side A Video Games News Super Smash Bros is headed to the Nintendo Switch.A release date was announced for a new Tomb Raider game revealed in theaters as a trailer before the Tomb Raider movie. Game is called Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and will be released on September 14th on PlayStation...


161 Dirty Plats

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...