Cody is the kind of guy who knows a little bit about a lot of things, bouncing between fandoms with reckless abandon. But video games have always been his true love. He is a retired competitive Smash Brothers: Melee player, knows the names of all original 150 Pokemon by heart (in rap form), and has a VHS tape of him beating Castlevania: Symphony of the Night... which he has actually watched with friends. At parties.

When he's not gaming, Cody dabbles in cosplay, most memorably Booker DeWitt (Bioshock Infinite) and Dr. Horrible (both the white and red lab coat versions). As an occasional actor in Chicago, he also takes on nerdy projects at every opportunity, most notably his lead role in the no-budget YouTube feature film "Dance Dance Revolution: The Warrior's Path," the Troll 2 of video game movies.

Podcasts: Unqualified Gamers

If Cody is a jack-of-all trades Jonathan is a jack of few. He's been gaming since he was 5 years old starting on the original NES and fell in love with the medium upon the discovery of the JRPG. As a 5 time world smash bros. champion (of Rockford, IL), he grew up on Nintendo systems but branched out when all the best RPGs appeared on the Playstation.

Jonathan is a jack of few trades because he's basically good at playing video games and being a pharmacist. With his true love being board games of epic scope (Twilight Imperium, Through the Ages, etc), Jonathan turns to video games because it's hard to get a group together for those board games. An avid bowler as well, he basically did all the most unpopular things in school. If Cody is the talent of the podcast, Jonathan is the face, as Cody is hideous.

Podcasts: Unqualified Gamers

What the Cubs win was like in Chicago, plus over-age drinking: Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 032

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Cody describes what it was like to walk from his apartment to Wrigley Field immediately following the Chicago Cubs win in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series for the first time in 108 years. Then, guest host Chris Ferrell discusses over-age drinking and how he can’t quite party like he could in college.

Show Notes:

  • Marijuana is now legal in various forms across America, and Cody is trying to cash in
  • Cody introduces Chris Ferrell from the GonnaGeek Network and chastises his regular co-host Jon for blowing him off on the podcast
  • Several unnecessary WWE references set the stage for an amazing podcast
  • Life Stuff
    • Cody watched the Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time in 108 years at a bar just a mile away from Wrigley Field, and he recounts the epic tale of his pilgrimage to Wrigleyville following the big win
    • Chris talks about his relationship with baseball and how celebrations happen with Cody
    • Then, Chris talks about how he partied a little too hard, and how over-age drinking in adult life complicates the ability to party like he could in college
    • Plus: the value in having friends who aren’t your age
  • Balancing Act
    • Chris and Cody discuss WWE SuperCard, a ridiculous time-wasting mobile game
    • Cody describes the outrageous Oz: Broken Kingdom, a mobile game that probably shouldn’t exist
    • Cody also gives a quick update on Final Fantasy XIV, including his experience playing the final dungeon of the game
  • 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

The post What the Cubs win was like in Chicago, plus over-age drinking: Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 032 appeared first on Game/Life Balance U.S..



Game/Life Balance U.S. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment

 

— required *

— required *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #052: Interview with “The Minds Behind the Games” author Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Posted June 14th, 2018 -
You know who directed your favorite films and wrote your favorite screenplays… so why don’t you know the names behind your favorite video ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #51 F-Zero: Can you be nostalgic for a bad game?
Posted May 24th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon attempt to explain F-Zero after playing it on the SNES Classic, despite not really caring at all about racing games. They also finally ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #50: Is it too late for EarthBound?
Posted May 3rd, 2018 -
Jon reviews EarthBound, one of his favorite games ever, and Cody asks: is it too late for EarthBound to find a new audience? http://media.blubrry.com/gonnageek/p/media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/game-life-balance-u-s-episode-050-is-it-too-late-for-earthbound-snes-classic-review-podcast.mp3Podcast: ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #49: Is Super Metroid A Perfect Game?
Posted March 15th, 2018 -
Is Super Metroid a perfect video game? Cody poses the question and Jon tries to come up with answers, as they review the classic Nintendo title ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #48: Yoshi’s Island and When Optional Content Determines A Game’s Fun
Posted February 22nd, 2018 -
Can optional content determine the playability and fun factor of a video game? Cody discusses how this happened as he and Jon review Super Mario ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #47: Pacing and Active Participation in Role-Playing Games with Super Mario RPG
Posted February 8th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon delve into the history of Nintendo’s unique collaboration with Square-Enix (Squaresoft, at the time) and review Super Mario RPG: ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #46: Contra III: The Alien Wars and the Relationship Between Fun and Difficulty
Posted January 25th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon review the run and gun game Contra III: The Alien Wars on the SNES Classic. Show Notes: Cody and Jon discuss whether the game ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #45: What Makes A Good Platformer? Super Castlevania IV Review
Posted January 11th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon review Super Castlevania IV, one of many remakes of the original Castlevania, on the SNES Classic. Plus: first impressions of the ...