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

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo Switch Review (Game/Life Balance Gaiden Special Podcast)

Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week, Cody Gough of Game/Life Balance U.S. is joined by special guests Andrew “AC” Yoshimura of Game/Life Balance Australia and Chris Ferrell of the All Things Good and Nerdy and Official GonnaGeek.com Podcasts for a VERY SPECIAL REVIEW of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Will you like this game even if you aren’t a long-time Zelda fan? And how does the Nintendo Switch hold up? Tune in to find out!

Show Notes:

  • Nintendo Switch Review:
    • AC talks about why he bought a Nintendo Switch in Japan and not in Australia
    • Chris discusses screen protectors, Pro Controllers, and Joy-Con connectivity
    • Cody covers the portability factor, including what happens when you fight Ganon on a literal airplane
  • Breath of the Wild Review:
    • Learn how this Legend of Zelda game has a completely different structure than every other Zelda game since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Everyone drops some knowledge about how the logic and physics of the open world in the game function exactly as they should, and why that makes the game so much fun
    • Cody does take one specific issue with the game: the voice acting. And he has a LOT to say about it
  • 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
  • All Things Good And Nerdy official web site: http://allthingsgoodandnerdy.podbean.com/



Avatar 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.

Elliot Callighan Talks “Unlock Audio” and Sound Design for Media (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 059)
Posted April 23rd, 2019 -
Elliot Callighan, composer and sound designer for media and adjunct professor at DePaul University, joins Cody to discuss his new project, Unlock ...
Author Blake J. Harris Talks Oculus, Facebook, and the Virtual Reality Revolution (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 058)
Posted March 31st, 2019 -
Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of “Console Wars,” has turned his attention to virtual reality with a new book. In “The ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #58: Author Blake J. Harris Talks Oculus, Facebook, and the VR Revolution
Posted March 31st, 2019 -
Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of “Console Wars,” has turned his attention to virtual reality with a new book. In “The History ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #57: Favorite Video Games of 2018
Posted December 26th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon go FULL GAMER and review their favorite video games played over the past year, in addition to discussing what they learned about ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #056: Balancing Not One, But TWO Kids: Jonathan Martin Returns to the Podcast
Posted December 6th, 2018 -
Jon returns from an extended hiatus to talk about what it’s like balancing games and life now that he has not one, but TWO, kids. He and Cody ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #055: Dave Wishnowski Changed His Life On A Dare and Ended Up Creating A Legendary Video Game
Posted September 4th, 2018 -
In 2002, Dave Wishnowski quit his job and set out to make his own wrestling game. More than 15 years later, he’s still at the helm of Pro Wrestling ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #054: Gen Con 2018 Board Game Review Special
Posted August 9th, 2018 -
In a special solo episode, Cody discusses his favorite games from Gen Con 2018 and offers some buying recommendations if you’re looking for ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #053: Board Game Review Special, Martin Con 2018
Posted June 28th, 2018 -
Cody and Jon recap their favorite board games of “Martin Con” 2018, the annual Memorial Day Weekend board game gathering hosted at Jon’s ...