Cody and Jon go FULL GAMER and review their favorite video games played over the past year, in addition to discussing what they learned about balancing video games with real life. Plus: a look ahead at what’s to come in 2017!
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Cody talks about how he found himself watching Highlander in a movie theater in Wrigleyville as the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945. Plus: Jon has his annual Halloween love fest and recommends movies and games for the season, then discusses the Nintendo Switch with Cody.
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Jon gives a glowing Kentucky Route Zero review and tries to help Cody understand how it’s like Twin Peaks.
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Jon and Cody discuss the epic tale of the Mighty No. 9 launch, plus other Kickstarter projects they’ve backed in the past. Then, Cody launches into a tangent about the Tremors movie series, Jon talks about Father’s Day, and Cody shares some tips and tricks for booking international travel online.
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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 gives a public service announcement about The Legend of Zelda dungeons and going to the dentist (in real life), and Jon reviews The Witness, the new puzzle game from Jonathan Blow.
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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…

Cody is joined by occasional co-hosts Casey and comedian Russian Jon for a joint Broforce review, a game described as an “assault on the senses,” patriotic hyperbole, and more. Continue reading

Cody and Jon welcome video game enthusiast and broadcaster J.D. Fox to the podcast to praise and rage over IGN’s recently released list of the Top 100 Games Ever Made. Continue reading