Wednesday, April 7, 2021

EXP Podcast #617: Mundaun, Loop Hero, and It Takes Two

Hay! Check out Mundaun!
This week on the EXP Podcast, we venture into the spooky hand-drawn Alps of Mundaun, loop ourselves dizzy in Loop Hero, and mend a relationship in It Takes Two. It's game time!

We also celebrate a growing EXP family, so expect a short break over the next few weeks while I take care of a newborn. Share your congratulations by leaving us a review wherever you find your weekly podcasts!

- 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, March 31, 2021

EXP Podcast #616: In Search of the Y2K Aesthetic

Archival image of me as a teen in the year 2000
It's time to travel back to the far flung past to analyze a pseudo-future that never came to pass.  But don't worry, you have expert guides at your disposal: Jorge and I came of age in this world of virtual insanity.  Ah, yes: Y2K (and the adjacent years).  Inspired by a recent article from Fanbyte, we don our cyber goggles and strap on our fish-eye lenses to examine the Y2K aesthetic, its legacy, and its rediscovery.

- 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: 38 min 35sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

EXP Podcast #615: The Hall of Fame

And the nominees are...
Out of the way Michael Jordan, we've got a new set of Hall of Famers! Today on the EXP Podcast, we celebrate the latest finalists vying for a spot in the Strong Museum's Video Game Hall of Fame. We also question the purpose for a Hall of Fame, veto some games off the list, and submit our own entries in the category.

Got a Hall of Fame nominee? Send 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:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

EXP Podcast #614: The Endgame Exit

A flute solo at the edge of the world
Hey, far be it from me to criticize someone for quitting.  Walking away from something is a great feeling.  But when that "something" is Journey, I just have scratch my head.  This week, we talk about why people seemed to play through Ghosts of Tsushima all the way to the end while leaving other open world games unfinished.  This quickly leads us down a rabbit hole of trophy stats and psychoanalysis to figure out why, after purposely getting a game, so many folks walk away.

- 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: 42 min 10 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

EXP Podcast #613: Banana Controllers

The future of gaming.
There is one fruit that reigns above all others. A fruit whose protective peel hides untold possibilities for play. Is there any other fruit that can play a pivotal role in the future of gaming? No, say I, and Sony agrees. This week on the EXP Podcast, we talk about patents, peripherals, and bananas.

- 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: 38 min 38 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

EXP Podcast #612: Anthem of the Almost-Great

A mothballed mech
You hear that?  It's the sound of a jet pack gone quiet.  Last week BioWare announced it's intention to shut down Anthem's relaunch, leaving us to wonder "What if?"  This week, we go down the "what if?" road not just for Anthem, but for other games that seemed to have potential.  We can't help but think that somewhere there's an alternate universe where we're all playing 1 vs. 100 and reading all of the GOTY awards for Cyberpunk.  Maybe Anthem was the key to it all?

- 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: 41 min 12sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

EXP Podcast #611: Nightmares, New Worlds, and Vikings

Trying to go for a morning jog.
This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss three new games we've been playing: Little Nightmares 2, Bowser's Fury, and Valheim. From the dark terrifying woods, to Nintendo's new open world, and into the festive halls of Valhalla, we finally have some new and exciting games to review!

- 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