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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 16: Netflix mobile featuring Daredevil Season 1

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Cody and Jon have a Netflix extravaganza, prompted by Cody’s choice to watch Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 on Netflix almost exclusively on his cell phone. Hear them discuss everything from Black Mirror to horror movies to various versions of Star Trek, then get Cody’s aggressive thoughts on the newest Hearthstone expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods.

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 14: Podcasting technical difficulties and rage uninstalling Clash Royale

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 Cody reveals his #1 pet peeve in the entire world, which happens to involve podcasting technical difficulties that occur both before and after this episode’s recording.  Then, Jon explains why he rage uninstalled a mobile game for the first time in his life, and some of the pros and cons of Clash Royale.

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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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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 11: The Witness and the dentist

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Cody gives a public service announcement about The Legend of Zelda dungeons and going to the dentist (in real life), and Jon reviews The Witness, the new puzzle game from Jonathan Blow.


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 7: The Federal Reserve, U.S. Politics, and The Order: 1886

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 Jon tells a hilarious story about a “free to play” game he’s been playing on his phone, and Cody discusses how he’s learning about the Federal Reserve. Then, he and Jon delve into U.S. politics for a bit before Cody goes FULL GAMER and reviews The Order: 1886 for the PlayStation 4.


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 6: Competitive Gaming In High School

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Cody and Jon are joined by a very special guest to discuss his experience with the competitive video game scene, including how to balance such a hobby with the rigorous demands of high school (!!!). Make sure to check out Game/Life Balance US every week talking about the latest in their lives.

 


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 5: Cody goes viral with Bernie Sanders

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Cody unexpectedly became a political writer when his post about Bernie Sanders went viral. Hear him discuss how it’s changed his life, including a surprisingly thoughtful discussion with Jon about politics and identity. Then, hear Jon go “FULL GAMER” and chat about the roguelike video game Sunless Sea.


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 1: Favorite video games of 2015

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Cody Gough and Jonathan Martin debut their new lifestyle podcast after 4 years of hosting their video game podcast, Unqualified Gamers, which they ended at the end of 2015. Learn about the hosts, the new podcast, and their favorite video games of 2015.

Show Notes:

  • Cody Gough introduces the Game/Life Balance U.S. podcast with Jonathan Martin
  • Cody and Jon explain why they stopped doing their old video game podcast, Unqualified Gamers, and why people should listen to Game/Life Balance U.S.
  • Learn about what types of games Cody and Jon like, what they have in common, and more about their backgrounds, including Cody’s professional accomplishments and Jon’s family pride
  • Don’t forget to check out the original Australian version of the Game/Life Balance podcast!
  • Cody and Jon name their honorable mentions for their games of the year: Final Fantasy XIV, Hyrule Warriors, Dying Light, and Elbow Room
  • Cody and Jon discuss their games of the year, including (in no particular order) The Swapper, Until Dawn, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: CivAddiction’s Multiplayer Modpack, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • 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: ‘Subterranean Kamikaze‘ by Sixto Sounds, zircon, via OverClocked ReMix (http://ocremix.org)
  • Game/Life Balance AUS official web site: http://gamelifebalance.podomatic.com/