Wednesday, May 15, 2019

EXP Podcast #526: Data Deep Dive

Now here's a guy who gets data.
Your favorite game is more than likely watching and reporting on everything you do, but is that a problem?  I guess it depends on how much of a pro you are when it comes to pulling off 360 no-scopes and how strongly you feel about being identified as someone who likes to "do the Dew."  This week we explore the murky world of data mining and in-game telemetry.  It's a largely invisible part of our games that has quietly become ubiquitous, so Jorge and I try to confuse our algorithm overlords by shining a light on them.

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- Runtime: 37 min 50 sec
- "The dangers of in-game data collection," by Patrick Stafford via Polygon
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

EXP Podcast #525: Final Fantasy VII Debrief Part 2

Time to hit that buffet!
It's time to win big $$$ at the Golden Saucer this week folks! This week on the EXP Podcast, we continue our ongoing debrief of Final Fantasy VI, catching up with heroes as they flee Midgar in pursuit of Sephiroth. If you're playing along, this episode ends once we wrap up all the events at the coolest casino in video games.

If you missed our first debrief, you can catch up here. On the next Final Fantasy VII debrief, we say goodbye... to ar... well, you know.

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- 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.




- Runtime: 51 min 58 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

EXP Podcast #524: Analyzing the Sonic Index

Sonic's reaction to the Index's price.
This week we dig into two recent news stories: The Valve Index VR system and the Sonic movie.  While I'm a bit skeptical of each one in isolation, I just realized that combining the two would be a transcendent experience.  Or one that might make you violently ill.  I guess those things aren't mutually exclusive...

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- 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.




- Runtime: 42 min 01 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EXP Podcast #523: Game Boy Birthday

Classy
The father of handheld gaming was once a boy... a Game Boy. This week on the EXP Podcast, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nintendo's Game Boy, discuss some of our most memorable experience with the hardware, and appreciate the console that ushered in a new era of portable gaming.

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- 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.







- Runtime: 39 min
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

EXP Podcast #522: Fallen Order and Star Wars Shenanigans

How do you like them apples?
Much like the World Cup, the Olympics, the movies themselves, Star Wars makes a strong showing on our podcast every few years.  We're due to return to that far, far away galaxy and what better time to return?  Details on Jedi: Fallen Order are coming in hot and the trailer for Episode 9 has all of us searching our feelings for answers.  Listen in for some extremely nerdy references to lore and half-baked fan theories.

- 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.







- Runtime: 46 min 15 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

EXP Podcast #521: Final Fantasy VII Debrief Part 1

What's going ON in this mansion!?
Grab your materia and ready your chocobo listeners, we're headed to Gaia! This week on the EXP Podcast, we kick off the first in an ongoing debrief of Final Fantasy VII. If you are playing along with us (and you really should!), this episode reviews the beginning of the game through escaping Midgar. It's a renowned introduction to a game world - and for good reason.

Give it a listen and send us your thoughts via email. We'd love to know about your memories and experiences with Final Fantasy VII!

- 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.







- Runtime: 47 min 35 sec
- Music from the Final Fantasy VII OST

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

EXP Podcast #520: Springtime for Sekiro

April showers bring the bite of cold steel.
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the katana are thirsty for blood, and we're playing some video games!  This week we do a quick check in on some of the games we've been playing over the past few weeks.  It's been a busy first quarter of the year apparently, as we're covering everything from FAR: Lone Sails, The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Baba is You, The Division 2, and (of course) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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- 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.







- Runtime: 40 min 52 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks