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Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 45 – Stream of Nonsense 9 – And baby makes three

This week the lads invite special guest E-Man to join them on what proves to be one of the weirdest, rambliest and funniest episodes to date! After 4 hours of streaming for Extra Life, our podcast pals take a break from all of that videogamery to reflect on their high school days and all the traumatic events of that heady time, including tales of bullying, schoolyard politics, and the social capital one gains when a girlfriend is attained. Also in this silly episode, Rob gets huffy when AC and E-Man derail his attempts to discuss Sunless Sea, E-Man shares his displeasure with the townsfolk of Stardew Valley, and AC gushes about Super Mario Odyssey. Oh and there’s also a lot of weird references to the version of Doom that was ported to the Game Boy Advance because we played it on the stream and also because we just love being current and timely with our references. PS: Sorry if the audio quality is a bit off this week, we had three men in a shed huddled around a microphone so it could have been much, much worse.

Our music was made by two robots with human brains by the name of Me and My Shadow. Check out the rest of their creative… creations (?) at www.meandmyshadow.rocks

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 44 – The Red Light Special

Nothing says “arousing” quite like two men in their late thirties hunched over a microphone in a room filled to the roof with old video games. And so, in the spirit of all things risque, we present to you the Red Light Special of Game/Life Balance Australia, where we take a look into the seedy and steamy world of sexy videoed games. And of course, what game could be more adult than our featured game for this week … Pipi and Bibi?? What the hell kind of name for a game is that?!?! And as always, there’s the usual hilarious high-brow japes, cutting social commentary and keen political insight you’ve come to expect from these charming masters of the airwaves. Plus we do a quiz about games with the boobers and bum-bums in them.

OK. That’s it, I quit.

I’m done writing these stupid things. Tell Rob he can write them himself from now on.

Oh and the people who made our music are good so click on this for more of the good: http://www.meandmyshadow.rocks/ 

Seriously guys. I’m done.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 43 – Duck Murder

Wait, what? Why is there another episode of this show so soon after the last? Well the fact is we’re changing the week we record and publish these things, and we decided to double up rather than keep you hanging for 3 weeks. So consider yourself lucky you spoiled brats!

When life gives you lemons… go shoot a duck. And in this week’s quacktastic episode we live out that time-honoured adage by making the NES classic Duck Hunt our featured game for the week. Also we probably do a funny joke or three because hey, we’re hilarious. Oh and Rob’s been playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild a bit. So that’s fun.

Our delightfully delicious musical adventures were hand-carved and set in solid gold by two highly intelligent dogs wearing lab coats by the name of Me and My Shadow. Check out all their other musical stylings at www.meandmyshadow.rocks

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 42 – The Mini Snezz

While the rest of the world is busy worrying about nuclear apocalypse, fake news, and violence in the Middle East, the nerds among us are all frothing at the mouth like rabid dogs for a stupid plastic box that plays old games and costs frankly way too much money. And so of course we decided to review said stupid plastic box. What do we think of it? Listen in to find out. (Also don’t judge our views based on this text description alone because it is 10pm and Robert is grumpy because he just wants to go play games instead of editing a podcast and writing this tripe. The box actually isn’t that stupid, it’s an okay sort of a box really when you get right down to it. And how can you even begin to judge the intelligence-level of a plastic box? It’s hard to even conceive of how you might go about gauging such a thing. I mean really.)

Also in this charming episode we have no quiz because Rob couldn’t be arsed writing a quiz. He’s separating from his wife so give him a bloody break alright?! Also: we tried really really hard not to talk about PUBG but managed to slip it in anyway. So I’m sure that thrills your teats off.

We also do a few jokes here and there, if I recall correctly.

Look, okay, I barely listen to these things until after they’re already out, so I rely mostly on memory to write these descriptions, and to be honest I don’t remember much about this one. So that’s a really good sign isn’t it? I’m sure it’s fine, I mean it can hardly be our worst episode ever…

Oh and our music was made by somebody somewhere called Me and My Shadow who you can maybe check out more of at http://www.meandmyshadow.rocks because you might find that they are cool people that do a good music.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 41 – Professor Anime Hair

What is a Virtual Boy? How does a Virtual Boy become a real boy? And why does AC own two Virtual Boys? These and other questions will not be answered in any way on this podcast. But we do talk a little bit about Space Squash, our featured game for the week. Also in this somewhat amusing episode: Rob is moving out of his house, and AC is playing Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. All signs that the end times are truly upon us. Plus there’s a quiz I think???

Our musical musics was musically music’d by two music boys from Musicville USA, Me and My Shadow. Check out all of the other sounds they have made at http://www.meandmyshadow.rocks

 

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 40 – Stream of Nonsense #8 – Hedonism

August has come and gone like a thief in the night, leaving us stabbed and bleeding out in the gutter. And to celebrate the end of AC’s dry month, he had a wee bit too much to drink over the weekend and somehow this podcast was produced. So join us for Stream of Nonsense episode 8, wherein we discuss hedonism, the RSPCA, explicit podcast ratings, laughing at misery, the only reliable path to securing your data, Nintendo’s attempts at doing internet things, Much Ado About Nothing, obsessive nerds, and some sad news about Rob’s personal life. Comedy and tragedy, this show has it all. Mainly tragedy though.

Our theme music for the show was loving handcrafted for us by two humans from the United States by the name of Me and My Shadow.  Check out their musical stylings on the world wide weebs at www.MeAndMyShadow.rocks or soundcloud.com/me-and-my-shadow

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 39 – The Dark Legacy of the Frog King

Well holy crap it’s another episode of this thing. This week the lads discuss Alex Kidd in Miracle World 2. That’s right, Ian made a sequel. God damn it Ian. Why did you have to do that? Actually it’s pretty alright, but to find out all the details you’ll have to listen to this podcast because if I describe it here then our show is just plain redundant. Also in this frigging marvelous episode: Rob finally got his chicken dinner, and AC has shifted from Splatoon 2 to Sonic Mania. Plus we have a quiz of some description. I’m sure it was a really good quiz. Really, really good. Also some jokes happened.

Our music were done by a musical peoples called the Me and My Shadow. They do a music and are just delightful. They have a weebsite called www.meandmyshadow.rocks

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 38 – Mafia Pope

Another two weeks of our miserable lives have passed so it’s time to celebrate our impending demise with another hilariously tragic (or tragically hilarious?) episode of your least favourite podcast! This week our featured game is the fast-paced arcade remix, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. We discuss the game’s pros and cons, as well as revealing for the first time ever the dark backstory of the eponymous Mr Pacman. Also in this riotous episode, Rob has yet to taste that sweet sweet chicken dinner, while AC is still knee deep in squid ink – yuck! Plus there’s the usual quiz and other malarkey. Huzzah!

Our musical musics were made by two young boys who are downright legends, the lovely Me and My Shadow from the US of A. Check out all their other shizz at www.MeAndMyShadow.rocks

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 37 – Japanese Cake Culture

Our featured game for this delightful episode is the 2012 stealth game par excellence, Mark of the Ninja. We discuss what this game does so well and why it’s an important game. Plus we speculate about what the nameless protagonist’s name might be, and generally come across like a pair of idiots. Also in this episode: AC’s wife loves cake, Rob loves Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and AC loves Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam. Plus we talk about Splatoon 2 a bit because AC bought a copy with his tax return windfall. Hurrah! Oh yes and there’s a quiz at the end as per usual, but this time, with a twist! (PS: not a good twist)

Our music is made by two human adults called Me and My Shadow. Check out their musical musics at meandmyshadow.rocks! Do it you filthy animal.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 36 – A Crudely-Drawn Cartoon Dog

This week, AC draws a bad drawing, and it’s all Rob’s fault. Plus we discuss Kira Kira Star Night DX, a new game for the Famicom that someone actually bothered to put onto a cartridge and sell in stores! What a time to be alive. Plus Rob  shares pro strats for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, then admits he has yet to win a single game, while AC has been busy modding his Wii. And then we wrap it up with a genuinely fun music-themed quiz!

Speaking of music, why not throw us a bone and go check out meandmyshadow.rocks, the website for our pals Me and My Shadow, who made the intro music for our dumb show. Do it you bastards!