Game/Life Balance Australia
By Game/Life Balance Australia
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Video games are fun but when you're in your 30's it can be hard to find time to play them. Balancing our gaming habit with the competing interests of adult life is what our show is all about. Each episode we'll shine the spotlight on a Featured Game that we love (or love to hate), chat a bit about our middle-class lives and the games we've been trying desperately to find time to play, then wrap it up with a video game-themed quiz. Just don't take what we say too seriously...
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 67 – The Gigatron 5000||This fortnight Rob tries his best to talk about the massive influence that D&D had on video games, while AC does his best to derail him and make as many snarky remarks about role playing games as he can. In other...Read more||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 66 – Breakout kink-shaming||This week our featured game is the Breakout clone WizOrb! Mainly because Rob wanted to talk about Breakout, but that game is hard to emulate properly. So grab a firm hold of your paddles and balls because it’s going to...Read more||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 65 – Stream of Nonsense 13 – Reverse Supersize Me with alcohol||It’s Stream of Nonsense once again, which means it’s time to discuss Marty McFly cosplay tips, nerds that bully other nerds, Rob’s sojourn in the beautiful city of Melbourne, video game themed restaurants, WarioWare Gold, Wonderboy in Monster Worl||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 64 – The Nintendo 64 Special!||For episode 64 we decided to honor the hallowed Nintendo 64 video game console from the late 1990s. Does the console still hold up today? Well of course not, but a better question is – was it really ever that...Read more||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 63 – The Department of Rolling Logs||It’s episode 63 of your least favourite podcast, wherein we discuss the very popular Atari 2600 game, Pitfall! Does this game hold up in 2018? Your hosts AC and Rob give their worthless opinions on this question literally no-one was...Read more||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 62 – Kratos meets the Lollipop Guild||This week the lads have a lot to talk about, including Pinball FX2 VR, our featured game for the week! Does VR make pinball better, or does pinball make VR better? You’d better listen to the show or you will...Read more||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 61 – Billy Zane Fever||Howdy pard’ners and welcome to the rootin’est tootin’est (definitely rootin’est!) podcast in these here parts as Sheriff Rob and Deputy AC hit the trail and … do a … saloon … horses? Okay I’m already sick of writing that way....Read more||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 60 – Stream of Nonsense 12 – The Crime of Milk-Baggery||This week the lads let their hair down and throw their regular format to the wind for another free-wheeling Stream of Nonsense episode, wherein we discuss such outlandish topics as Canadian milk containment solutions, Rob’s crime van,||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 59 – Is the vodka bottle half full or half empty?||This week Rob is feeling really stressed out, so we almost didn’t record an episode. But then we decided to record one anyway because who cares about mental health!?! Our featured “game” this episode is a mechanical handheld toy from...Read more||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGame/Life Balance Australia – Episode 58 – A Waterbed Full of Wii||This week the lads review AC’s birthday present – the PlayStation VR (not the One Ring, which I’m currently borrowing for entirely not evil purposes). Is VR the future of gaming, or just a fun little “experience” akin to a...Read more||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Rambling. Incoherent. A Glorious Train Wreck.
These two Aussie louts not only take the listener into forgotten corners of computer gaming’s rusty back catalog, they also take us into the intricacies of their plodding personal lives in the outer suburbs of their great nation’s capital city.
AC (possibly initials for Artorius Castus, who knows) sounds like some form of recovering alcoholic rescued by an incredibly patient wife he met whilst being in overseas tax exile.
Rob on the other hand sounds like he’s got better places to be and a life outside of obsolete entertainment technology and is merely doing the show to help keep AC on the wagon. Still one can’t deny he’s having fun watching out for his happy friend.
In any case this show will appeal to a specialty audience looking for a Dadaesque stream of nonsense filled with dated gaming trivia and hilarious tidbits about the Australian lifestyle. Once you’ve experienced Game/Life Balance Australia you’ll agree that prior to listening to this show you never knew podcasts like this were even possible.