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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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.
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Cody somehow 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. Continue reading

Welcome to Game/Life Balance U.S.! On our web site and weekly podcast, we plan on serving up content that goes beyond playing video games and explores real issues, such as how to best strike a…

Jon reviews Crypt of the NecroDancer before he talks about his obsession with this year’s Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta. Hear whether he got a decent starting character, or if he’s just going to FAIL MISERABLY. Plus: Cody actually played video games this week, specifically Geometry Wars 3! Continue reading

Ryan from Darrel TV joins Cody and Jon to announce that he is becoming the official Twitch streamer / partner / something vaguely affiliated with/of the Unqualified Gamers! Meet Ryan for the second time and…

Cody and Jon celebrate their special 100th episode with guest appearances from members of the Gonna Geek Network and more! Plus, hear Cody wrestle with his video game habits as he delves deeper into Hearthstone: Heroes of…

Jon explains how immune systems work, Cody explains why he’s going to buy a new Nintendo 3DS, and the two discuss the demise of Club Nintendo. Jon also delivers The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth review before…

Cody and Jon each reveal their personal Top 5 Video Games of 2014. Hear them talk about roguelikes, platformers, MMORPG expansions, tower defense games, and some good old fashioned Nintendo games in this year-end podcast….

Cody Gough here, checking in with a 2014 year-in-review for your video game recap pleasure. Jon and I will unveil our favorite games of 2014 on our end-of-year podcast next week, but I wanted to take…