Wednesday, December 5, 2018

EXP Podcast #506: Playing Our Cards Right

Setting cards on fire isn't tournament legal.
There's never been a better time for people that love cards but lack table space.  With the release of Artifact, Valve is wading into the collectible card game market and retrofitting some of the traditional economic models onto their own marketplace.  This week we do a survey of the landscape and weigh the pros and cons of converting our retirement funds into rare foil cards.

- 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:

- Runtime: 31m 22s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

EXP Podcast #505: All Out on Fallout

"Guess I'll pack up and wait for the next game."
Fallout 76 released a couple weeks ago and fans are, well, not happy with it. News came out today that Bethesda can't even bag the game right. Today on the EXP Podcast, we discuss some of the failures of the latest Fallout and how the game could be victim to its own franchise history. Who else might be under the yoke of their own success?

- 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:

- Runtime: 33m 19s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

EXP Podcast #504: Thanksgiving Gaming Analogies

It tastes as good as it looks.
It's Thanksgiving time here in the states, so we're doing a bit of a theme episode this week.  Food, football, and feuding with the family: Thanksgiving carries with it many unique traditions.  But what is the gaming equivalent to arguing about the gold standard with that one weird uncle you see once a year?  This week, we kick off the holiday season with some of our favorite (and least favorite) seasonal rituals.

- 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:

- Runtime: 32m 0s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

EXP Podcast #503: Game Time

"I spent an hour fishing for THIS!?"
If there's one thing that takes longer than downloading Red Dead Redemption 2, it's playing it. With all this time spent playing Red Dead, it's hard not to notice how the game marks its own passage of time. The sun rises and sets, animals rot, and townsfolk walk around town on some personal errand.

How does the passage of time make a game feel more real? And how do some games convey the passage of time better than others? All of this and more in this week's episode!

- 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:

- Runtime: 36 m
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

EXP Podcast #502: Smashing Blizzard

"Of course I have a phone!"
Between the recent news from Blizzcon and the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct, it seems like everyone is itching for a fight.  Blizzard has been doing some damage control after dunking on its own fans while Nintendo is pre-apologizing for the existence of DLC.  And of course, Professor Layton is still nowhere to be seen.  This week, we recap a few of the big news announcements and welcome our new mobile-only, pro-wrestling Pokemon overlords.

- 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:

- Runtime: 41m 57s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

EXP Podcast #501 - Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impresssions

"I'm Wanted... for this sexy beard."
We pack our saddlebags and head out West this week to finally talk about Red Dead Redemption 2. This is a long game, so while the full debrief has to wait, today we'll share our first impressions, give some tips on hogtying insolent strangers, and accidentally kick a dog.

Since you're undoubtedly playing the game yourself, let us know your early thoughts by shooting us an email!

- 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:

- Runtime: 37m 23s
- Music from the Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Soundtrack

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

EXP Podcast #500: Ten Years of Trends

10 years later and my Wii Fit bod is going strong.
We've been at this old podcasting game for nigh on a decade now.  We've seen a lot of comings and goings over the years, so this week we do a little retrospective on some of the standout trends that have changed the medium over the past ten years.  Somewhere, our Farmville plots are overgrown and our Xbox 360 HD DVD drives are gathering dust, but our progress bars and eSports careers are growing by the day.

- 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:

- Runtime: 37m 23s
- Music by Brad Sucks