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Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 26 – Sexy Pandas

The lads had a fair bit to drink this week, but somehow it turned out the same as every other episode – so what does that tell you? Our featured game this week is the hilariously weird shooter Parodius! Plus we touch on a bunch of other topics, including: gaming energy, Rob’s wife’s gone back to school, Panda porn, the Potterverse, Rob’s dwindling interest in the Witcher 3, AC’s adventures in Doom 2016, and Coca Cola Kid. And then we wrap it up with a fun, super-easy quiz about shooters!

The Game/Life Balance Australia theme was made by the super-creative smart cookies, Me and My Shadow. So if you want to make our day, go and check out all their other fine musical stuff at http://www.meandmyshadow.rocks/ !!!

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 25 – Stream of Nonsense 5 – Dig Dug’s baby mama

AC is back in the great, definitely-not-racist land of Australia, so over the Australia Day weekend we recorded almost 2 hours of magical nonsense for your enjoyment. So join us or die (seriously) as we discuss how long it’s been since we last recorded together, how animals make different sounds in Japan, how the Dreamcast is a terrible console, how Prince Phillip is an undead liche, how good Trine 2 is in co-op mode, how Rob feels about Final Fantasy games, and how completing games that you don’t like is probably a waste of time. Also in this marvellous episode, we get all philosophical about why we play games, AC describes life in rural Japan, Rob explores the cat/human relationship, and we discover the shocking truth that Dig Dug had sex with someone probably. Plus there’s a quiz about the Australian games industry (RIP) in honour of Australia Day and all that it stands for – convict labour, imperialism, racial discrimination and the Westminster system of government. Hurrah for Australia!

Intro/Outro music: Game/Life Balance Theme – Me and My Shadow

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 24 – The Bart, The

AC is in Japan, so what does he do with all of his time in this land of fascinating culture? He watches old Simpsons episodes and plays video games inside of course! (Duh…)

This episode Andrew is joined by special guest Andrew..Lynch. That’s confusing, let’s call him by his nickname “L-chan”. He loves that. AC and L-chan talk about the newly released information on the Nintendo Switch, the Japanese Switch event, gambling fake money in Salty’s Dream Casino and why anyone would actually want to buy a Neo Geo AES console (Hint: I *REALLY* wanted one!)

This episode’s featured game is Worms WMD, an actual modern game (that plays like all the older Worms games, that’s a good thing. Trust me) and AC quizzes his guest co-host with “Was it a Console?”

Oh, and the Simpsons comes up a little bit. Seriously. That’s all we do.

We watch the Simpsons…

Game/Life Gaiden: AC plays the Famicom Classic Mini

T’was a dark and stormy night… AC was left all on his lonesome in Japan one evening, so he decided to record a Gaiden podcast!

Andrew is in Japan at the moment and managed to get his hands on a Famicom Classic Mini (The Japanese version of the Mini NES), join him as he goes through the library and gives his thoughts on the choice of individual games and the system as a whole!

Go on, give it a listen, it’s good for what ails you!

 

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 23 – Ringing in the New Balance… Year… Sneakers!

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Well we made it to the end of 2016, and I’m sure nothing bad will happen in 2017 so we can all feel really relieved and happy, right? So why not join Rob and his lovely, long-suffering wife Meg as they celebrate the new year in style by drinking wine, nibbling hors d’oeuvres and reminiscing on the year that was. What could be more laid back than an Australian summer? Nothing! So we decided to follow suit and do a very laid back podcast for you. So there’s no format, just a married couple chatting for a little less than an hour about the Lego Harry Potter HD remaster for the Playstation 4, plus our personal highlights in 2016 and our plans for 2017. And because there’s no AC in this episode, it’s 25% less funny than normal but 2000% less insufferable, so it kind of balances out.

The Game/Life Balance theme was handcrafted from locally sourced ethically produced musical sounds by the extremely talented bespoke artisanal musicians, Me and My Shadow. Go check out their latest album on bandcamp (https://meandmyshadow.bandcamp.com/album/mutation). It would make them happy boys.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 22 – A Very GLB Christmas 2: Electric Rudolfoo

It’s time to deck the halls and steal a cheeky kiss on the bum under the mistletoe because gosh darn it if it ain’t the Game/Life Balance Australia Christmas special! This year we’re serving up a hot steaming plate of yuletide fare with our featured game, International Cricket for the NES. That’s right, we know you’ve been clamouring for us to cover a cricket game on this show, so we finally decided to give our loyal fans exactly what they want, or dare I say, need! That’s right, you know you need it baby. Rob gives a very accurate and factually correct explanation of the rules of cricket, AC gives us the origin story of cricket, and we both share our views of the glorious Australian tradition of watching grown men hit a ball with a stick in the sweltering heat of an Australian summer. In our Game/Life Balance segment we discuss holiday plans: Rob will be spending the holidays in Canberra because he is broke as a joke, while AC is travelling back to Japan to enjoy a traditional weird Japanese Christmas just like the baby Jeebers intended. Plus we discuss Harry The Henderson™, The Witcher 3, AC’s mankini and hairy Hobbit feet. And we wrap it up (pun definitely intended) with a festive quiz about Christmas in video games! This podcast has so much Christmas spirit it is literally ready to explode in a giant deadly fireball raining shrapnel and fiery death on everyone in its vicinity. God bless us every one!

Featuring Christmas chip tunes from these esteemed musical persons:

Frosty the Snowgram – Ouch! Fire!
Winter Wonderland – Joedouken!
Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer – !D!

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 21 – Scatman John might be your dad

Our show just turned 21, so in the US it can now legally get tanked and talk rubbish to strangers. Which is precisely what we did in this extra stupid extra drunk episode! So join us for a deep dumpster dive of a podcast as try really hard to discuss our views on the N-Gage exclusive FPS Ashen, our featured game for this week, but instead spend most of the show laughing about Scatman John. Plus Rob has been playing more Witcher 3, AC has been playing Super Mario Bros 3, Fred Savage has been harvesting organs at his private cinema, and our quiz this week is the delightful Is It Canon?! So join us, won’t you? Oh, you won’t? Fair enough.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 20 – Stream of Nonsense #4 – A Really Good Episode

In this sterling episode, the boys discuss… really good topics. Oh my, the topics they discuss. Yes indeedy. It’s not like I forgot what we talked about and couldn’t be arsed listening back to find out, oh heavens no. I just wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise. So join us won’t you, as we discuss many a thing. You’ll be amazed at the variety of things we talk about. We make sounds out of our mouths using our tongues, teeth and vocal cords to produce audible noises that you can listen to with your ears. It’s truly magical stuff, folks. Just like the Game/Life Balance Australia theme, which was produced by the talented and lovely Me and My Shadow. God, at least I didn’t forget that part.

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 19 – Breasts always come in pairs

It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and get your rear in gear because this week our featured game is the one and only Daytona USA! The boys take us on a trip to the arcade to discuss this hallowed classic, but does it hold up today? Why does AC keep singing the theme music? And is Rob’s dislike for racing games a symptom of his rejection of the traditional male gender role? Or does he just suck at driving cars? All these questions and more are answered in this episode – except for the AC singing one, there’s no explanation for that at all. Also in this episode, AC is afraid of forgetting what boobs look like, Rob took a week off work and got handy around the house (a terrifying concept), the Baileys spend $3000 on a whim, TV size comparisons, AC gets symphonic in the night, and finally we share some rather sad news for the Yoshimura family. But don’t worry because we also have a quiz about racing games, plus a really really fun segment where we literally just play an N-Gage for 15 minutes. It’s literally the worst idea we’ve ever had. So enjoy that I guess??

The awesome new Game/Life Balance Australia theme is by Kansas City electronic rock group Me and My Shadow. Check out their stuff at https://soundcloud.com/me-and-my-shadow

Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 18 – The Halloween Special

They’re creepy, they’re cooky, they’re altogether … mildly offensive. That’s right boys and girls, it’s the Halloween special of GLB Australia! So put on your crappy $2 plastic smock with Casper the Ghost painted on it and join us for the spookiest episode of GLB yet, as we chat about the horror game par excellence, Amnesia: the Dark Descent, our featured game for this episode! Also in this episode, the boys delve into the Australian version of Halloween (hint: it’s half-assed), before things take a turn for the macabre as the lads discuss the best way to cook a succulent Chinese virtual boy. Also Rob finally completed his Rome campaign in Total War:Rome 2, and AC finally completed Doki-Doki Panic! Oh the joys of the false sense of achievement that video games foster.

Intro/Outro music: Game/Life Balance Theme – Me and My Shadow