Jon and Cody discuss work culture during the holiday season, then talk misleading time commitments—especially as it relates to finding time to play video games.
- Jon explains why he’s been absent from the podcast for a few weeks and how it relates to the nature of this podcast (hint: it’s related to parenting)
- Life Stuff
- Jon talks about being a pharmacist during the holidays, and Cody explains what corporate life is like in December
- A quick tangent about the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Mean Streets of Gagdetzan, spirals out of control and turns into something about Gambit from the X-Men and Harambe
- Cody and Jon discuss how many hours per week they work and how often they like to work; then, Jon calls Cody a communist
- Balancing Act
- Jon explains why he can’t enjoy Gears of War 4, even though he bought it for a very specific reason: Horde Mode
- Jon harshly criticizes Horde Mode and explains why they desperately need to introduce a penalty system for players dropping out
- Cody plugs Suburban Scavengers, the newest game from Doombrowski, which he strongly encourages you to support on Steam Greenlight!
- Cody chastises Jon for not pre-ordering Final Fantasy XV
- The hosts of Game/Life Balance Australia criticized Cody and Jon for their Game/Life Balance rating system on their most recent episode, so the hosts of Game/Life Balance U.S. take the opportunity to explain and define their rating system
- Cody promises upcoming reviews for Doom (2016), Gears of War 4, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, and more!
- Both Cody and Jon happen to have seen Doctor Strange last week, and Jon magically guesses that The Music Box Theatre is showing Akira in Chicago next weekend
- Learn how to connect with us on the GonnaGeek Network, syndication on WGN Plus, our YouTube channel, and more!
- Podcast theme song intro/outro credit: ‘Unity‘ by TheFatRat with permission
- Game/Life Balance AUS official web site: http://www.gamelifebalanceaustralia.com
Tags: Doctor Strange, Gears of War, Gears of War 4, Horde Mode, jobs, multiplayer, parenting, Steam, Steam Greenlight, Suburban Scavengers, time management, work, work life