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Literally The Only Podcast Ever Made in All of 2019 (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 060)

Cody and Jon record their first episode together in 2019, and hilarity ensues. Also in this jam-packed episode: Cody dives into Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, and Jon reviews Hollow Knight and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. They also talk about Xbox Game Pass, Risk of Rain 2, the TV shows Silicon Valley and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and micheladas. Read More
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Elliot Callighan Talks “Unlock Audio” and Sound Design for Media (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 059)

Elliot Callighan, composer and sound designer for media and adjunct professor at DePaul University, joins Cody to discuss his new project, Unlock Audio. It's a tool for re-framing game audio to make it developer-centric from both a creative and business perspective. They also talk game design education, sound design, and — of course — what video games they've been playing lately! Read More
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Author Blake J. Harris Talks Oculus, Facebook, and the Virtual Reality Revolution (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 058)

Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of "Console Wars," has turned his attention to virtual reality with a new book. In "The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality" Harris dives into the dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality. In this podcast, he discusses how he got his hands on the story, the twists and turns he encountered, and what's next for virtual reality. Read More
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Favorite Video Games of 2018 (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 057)

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 2019! Read More

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Dave Wishnowski Changed His Life On A Dare and Ended Up Creating A Legendary Video Game (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 055)

In 2002, Dave Wishnowski quit his job and set out to make his own wrestling game. More than 15 years later, he's still at the helm of Pro Wrestling X, one of the most ambitious independent game projects in modern video game history. In this podcast, he tells his story and gives an update on the game that by all rights shouldn't exist — and how he's been able to stick with it for so long. Read More
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Gen Con 2018 Board Game Review Special (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 054)

In a special solo episode, Cody discusses his favorite games from Gen Con 2018 and offers some buying recommendations if you're looking for the latest and greatest in strategy board games. Plus, learn a little about the role-playing game worlds of Starfinder, Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires, and Savage Worlds. Read More
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Interview with “The Minds Behind the Games” author Patrick Hickey, Jr. (Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Ep. 052)

You know who directed your favorite films and wrote your favorite screenplays... so why don't you know the names behind your favorite video games? On this episode, host Cody Gough interviews Patrick Hickey, Jr, author of "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," about his conversations with the creators of games like NBA Jam, Night Trap, Maniac Mansion, and more. Read More
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