Friday, September 23, 2022

EXP #678: News & Kojima Check-in

Oh hi. It's me again!
This week on the EXP Podcast, we check in on Kojima's podcast - apparently there's a robot? We also dive into some news and games from Nintendo and Sony. Where will it take us? Let's fall out of the sky with Link and aim for somewhere good.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Run time: 32 min 04 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks


Thursday, September 8, 2022

EXP Podcast #677: Gamescom 2022 Grab Bag

I would love if it was a live call in show.

We couldn't move past Gamescom without taking a look at some of the announcements that got our attention.  But really, we should all acknowledge the elephant in the room Hideo Kojima's new podcast.  We implore you: find room in your heart for two podcasts.  But if you can't, we get it: morbid curiosity alone is enough to check out Kojima's new show.  Just know that, after it's revealed that his podcast was just an elaborate way to get all your Internet-connected devices trapped in a massive botnet dedicated to forming a strand-based compute cluster for optimizing egg recipes while listening to mp3s of Bauhaus vinyl records, we will welcome you back with open arms.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Run time: 32 min 04 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Friday, August 26, 2022

EXP Podcast #676: From the Source

"This would make for a great game."

Inspired by a conversation about the Netflix Sandman adaptation, we venture through dream to discuss the creative origins of some of our favorite (and less favorite) games. Some have changed dramatically from the source material, many for the better!

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

EXP Podcast #675: Manual Nostalgia

You know, just the details you need to get started.
Sometimes you just make one of those wholesome internet finds that completely derails your afternoon in the best way possible.  My most recent example is my realization that a bunch of old video game manuals and guides have been lovingly digitized on Archive.org.  Not only has this enabled me to pump those sweet nostalgia chemicals into my brain, it allows me to harass my family about how cool retro game art was with complete visual aids.  This week we dive into some of our favorite instruction manuals and game guides and attempt to not sound a million years old.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Run time: 37 min 44 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Saturday, August 13, 2022

EXP Podcast #674: Goodbye Accolades

"Now teabag him boy!"
This week on the EXP Podcast, we say goodbye to a rarely used features on the PS5: Accolades. Is praise for your opponents dead? Have we given up on saving ourselves from toxicity with positive reinforcement!?

Almost certainly.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, August 4, 2022

EXP Podcast #673: Call of Duty: Essential Warfare

Maybe Soap can buy himself a new haircut post-acquisition?
Corporate machinations make for some strange arguments.  This week in bizzaro mergers and acquisitions land, Microsoft is trying to downplay any potential regulatory roadblocks to the Activision deal by threading a hilarious needle: Call of Duty (while clearly valuable enough to be worth billions of dollars) isn't important enough to put them into anti-monopoly danger.  Sony is of course twisting the knife and claiming Call of Duty is an "essential" franchise within the gaming sector and beyond.  Regardless of who wins, we decided to take it as an opportunity to talk about the long-running franchise, its current influence, as well as what other franchises seem essential in today's landscape. 

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

- Run time: 31 min 16 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Saturday, July 30, 2022

EXP Podcast #672: Stray Debrief

Who's a good kitty? I am!

Get our your cat ears and ready your fursona, it's time to talk about Stray, a game all about being a cat, hanging out with robots, and knocking things off shelves.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.




 

Show Notes:

-- Music from the Stray OST