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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 31: Highlander, Halloween, and Nintendo Switch

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Cody talks about how he found himself watching Highlander in a movie theater in Wrigleyville as the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945. Plus: Jon has his annual Halloween love fest and recommends movies and games for the season, then discusses the Nintendo Switch with Cody.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 30: Commercial Auditions and Gamer Stereotypes

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Cody and Jon discuss their recent game/life balance, then Cody explains how commercial auditions and casting agencies work. He then engages Jon in a discussion on gamer stereotypes and how deeply they’ve permeated our culture.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 27: Kentucky Route Zero Review

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 Jon gives a glowing Kentucky Route Zero review and tries to help Cody understand how it’s like Twin Peaks.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 25: Fantasy writing and board games of Gen Con 2016

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Cody and Jon discuss the fantasy writing workshops, board games, and other geek culture they experienced at the world’s largest gaming convention: Gen Con 2016!

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 24: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG Edition

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 Cody bit the bullet and started playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, his first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). He and Jon welcome special guest and FFXIV fanatic Brad to talk about the game, MMOs, and more.


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 22: Mighty No. 9 Launch, Kickstarter Fails, and Booking Air Travel

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 Jon and Cody discuss the epic tale of the Mighty No. 9 launch, plus other Kickstarter projects they’ve backed in the past. Then, Cody launches into a tangent about the Tremors movie series, Jon talks about Father’s Day, and Cody shares some tips and tricks for booking international travel online.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 21: Martin-Con 2016 board game reviews

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Cody and Jon played a ton of board games at “Martin-Con” 2016 in Minneapolis, and they have a lot to say about them! Hear them delve into several board game reviews, then review X-Men: Apocalypse and talk a little Jessica Jones on Netflix.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 18: Video game commitment anxiety, gardening, and Budweiser’s “America”

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 Budweiser wants to change its name for the summer, and Jon thinks it is utterly ridiculous. Then, learn why Cody has Star Fox Zero commitment anxiety following his triumph over The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Plus: Jon’s big birthday was so big, he literally forgets how old he is, and Cody does a quick hit on Captain America: Civil War.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 12: Steam prices in Russia, the C2E2 GonnaGeek panel, and Darkest Dungeon reviewed

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 Cody introduces special guest “Russian Jon,” a long-time friend of the podcast who discusses what it’s like to buy Steam games in Russia. Then, Cody recaps the GonnaGeek Network podcasting event he attended at C2E2, and the two Jons review the roguelike dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon.

Life Stuff

  • Cody discusses the panel he sat on at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), GonnaGeek Network Presents: Everyday Podcasting For Your Everyday Life
  • Cody talks about the benefits of being on a network and how cool it was that there was a huge crowd at C2E2 that really actively participated in the panel
  • Cody also explains how the weekend inspired him to get a brand-new podcast rig, and exactly why that may affect the sound quality of this episode

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