AC and Rob are joined this week by a very special guest host – none other than cricketing legend David Boon! This time around we thought we’d do something different for a change, and put aside our usual insightful commentary on the ethics of gaming and the crisis of modern man, and actually make this episode a real stream of nonsense. So join Boonie and the boys as they have a long, rambling, Tequila-fuelled discussion of such diverse topics as what Hyper magazine’s fan art section might look like today, Shane Warne’s artistic tastes, Rob’s flawless Obama impression, AC’s endless love of Mario 64, Seaquest DSV, and all sorts of other tripe.
On this rambunctious installment, we cover why Konami is a bad employer, even by Japanese standards, why 5 computer nerds became overnight millionaires, why bad things happen to good people, and why these podcast descriptions are slowly becoming more verbose and stupid than an episode of 60 Minutes. Also Rob discusses his 2nd favourite game of all time, Rome: Total War, AC makes numerous ill-considered references to the male anatomy, and we play an oh-so-fun quiz about an overdone trope. Game/Life Balance is wanted in 7 states for grand theft horse-oh. Shoot on sight.
It’s episode 13, so in honour of the scariest two-digit number we made this installment of Game/Life Balance our spookiest episode yet! In this spooktacular episode we have a terrorific talk about Tetris, AC’s 3rd favourite game of all time, mourn at the funeral of Windows solitaire, dance with glee on the graves of the baby boomer generation, and exorcise the ghost of good taste in honour of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Pokemon-themed concert tour. Finally we summon up the long-dead spirit of the 90s with a quiz about platformer mascots with attitude! It’s a spine-tingling good time! Skeletons!!!!!!
Two weeks have passed, the trauma has faded, and wounds have healed, so it’s time once more for your favourite audio travesty, Game/Life Balance! Join us as we mourn Iwata-san’s passing, mispronounce NASA, and discuss the increasingly off-putting trend of marketers targeting nerd nostalgia. Also in this episode, Rob shares his thoughts on his 3rd favourite game of all time, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. No baby seals were harmed in the making of this episode.
We’re a little late with this episode, but only because we jam packed it to the gills with high-larious thigh slapping comedy! In this rambunctious episode we discuss the bottle cap economy, the correct pronunciation of NASA, the incorrect pronunciation of Moria, the terrifying realities of Greece’s new austerity measures, and the nightmarish future heralded by the Red Bull/Destiny cross marketing promotion. We also discuss our 4th favourite video games of all time, and delve into another devilishly delicious quiz. Also AC emotionally injures most of his few remaining friends because he’s a human monster, and Rob laughs because he’s even worse. Game/Life Balance – the podcast for terrible people.
It’s Stream of Nonsense time again, so join AC and Rob as they ramble with no structure, theme or purpose on a wide range of topics! In the aftermath of E3 2015 we ruminate on the best and worst aspects of this spectacle of ill-considered marketing stunts, including the brilliance of Nintendo’s puppetry division, Jason Derulo’s jaw-dropping talent, Microsoft’s car-lowering showmanship, Sony’s fan-pandering treacle and Ubisoft’s … Ubisoft-ness. We also chat about how our loved ones view what we do, how AC’s wife is in a Splatoon clan, and how Rob’s wife beat 10,000,000 in 2 days (spoilers: she stopped sleeping and eating). Plus Rob is baffled at the inanity of modern boardgame culture in a devilishly devious quiz! Disclaimer: Game Life Balance is not a podcast and should not be listened to by human ears.
It’s time to share our top 5 favourite games of all time, starting with number 5! Also in this riotous episode, Rob has big news and AC does his best to pretend to be surprised, plus we shoot the breeze on Konami’s good intentions, Ted Cruz’s addiction to video games, the Fallout 4 reveal, and the unlikelihood of Rob ever building his gaming PC. Warning: Game/Life Balance should not be taken orally.
It’s Pac-Man’s 35th birthday, and to celebrate this milestone we’ve made our little yellow friend our featured game for the week. In this incredibly foul-mouthed episode we also applaud the return of the Nintendo World Championship, and discuss the legal battle between Rockstar and the BBC. We also conclusively prove once and for all that the Metal Gear games are stupid, and find out what AC bought on his recent trip to Japan (spoilers: a whole lot of crap).
In this episode (sponsored by British American Tobacco) Rob and AC shine a spotlight on the SNES classic Super Mario Kart, discuss the EFF/ESA legal battle, ruminate on why Vladimir Putin is Number One Great Guy, explain why Flicky is annoying, explain why Fantasy Zone is even more annoying, and celebrate AC conquering The Legend of Zelda. Also we play another game of Simpsons Or Simcity! Game/Life Balance: the 17th most popular video-game themed podcast in Russia for some reason.
AC is a little hyper this week as he and Rob talk about the dreaded unlicensed NES game: “Caltron 6 in 1”. We talk about the latest Nintendo news and future console and Rob tries to get back at AC with the popular “Is it Canon?” quiz!