Can you even play video games when you have two kids?

Game/Life Balance U.S.

Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast host Jonathan Martin holding a baby (Photo credit: Cody Gough / WGN Radio Chicago)

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Jon returns from an extended hiatus to talk about how he’s been able to balance his hobbies (like video games) with the rest of his life now that he has not one, but TWO, kids. He and Cody also give updates on what video games they’ve been playing over the last several months.

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Show Notes:

  • Jon explains why he took multiple months off from the podcast, briefly recounting the story of his new baby’s early arrival (you can hear the full, uncut version of the story on our uncut recording on YouTube)
  • Then, Jon talks about how his time has been cut up since having a second baby, and how he was somehow able to finish his Final Fantasy “marathon” and beat multiple Final Fantasy games over 2018
  • Turning their attention to video games, they discuss all the changes and updates that have been made to Final Fantasy XV, how much fun Jon had playing through Dead Cells, and why he’s been able to actually play multiplayer matches in Overwatch, despite the fact that his time is fragmented
  • Cody explains why he and his wife watched every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and blogged about their experience in an ongoing series of posts on Cody’s website, which you can find here:
  • Cody plugs the GonnaGeek Discord server, which you can join here to chat with Cody, Jon, and several other members of the GonnaGeek Network:
  • Cody discusses a 12-hour Lord of the Rings movie marathon and a Lord of the Rings book club he participated in over the summer
  • Are the hosts of Game/Life Balance Australia psychic? Cody’s anecdote about AC and pro wrestling games suggests “maybe
  • To nominate an SNES Classic game for them to review on their next episode, email or tweet at Cody @ProducerCody and/or Jon @eatplaygame
  • Learn how to connect with us on the GonnaGeek Network, syndication on WGN Plus, our YouTube channel, and more!
  • Podcast theme song intro/outro credit: ‘Unity‘ by TheFatRat with permission
  • Game/Life Balance AUS official web site:
  • Learn something new in just a few minutes every day on Cody’s daily podcast for
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