Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EXP Podcast #375: Dark Souls III Debrief, Part 1

Welcome, Ashen One, to another Experience Points Debrief. This week on the podcast, Scott and I eat some ember and get fired up about Dark Souls III. This is a hefty game, and it will take us both some time to complete our journey through Lothric, but we want to bring you some early thoughts on the game as we regain our footing in the Dark Souls universe. There are some tough new lessons to be learned after Bloodborne, oh yes. Namely don't stick your face in treasure chests that aren't yours.

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




Show Notes:

- Runtime: 36 mins 54 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks, Dark Souls III OST.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

EXP Podcast #374: The Old College Try

That's pretty much what I remember lectures looking like.
Ah college: a place where young minds realize their potential and where young wallets are mercilessly emptied by a combination of questionable self restraint and an unfeeling academic bureaucracy. While you're out of luck if you spend your book money on booze, you might be able to pay your tuition with the very skills you have cultivated during all those hours in which you played games instead of studying. Inspired by Blizzard's recent Heroes of the Dorm college tournament, we dive into the collegiate side of eSports. Money, fame, endorsements; everything is fair game as we lament a college careers we never had.

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




Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 12 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Final Fantasy XV: Flummoxed by a Fox

Have you ever wondered what your pet would say if they had the power to send you text messages? If Final Fantasy XV is to be believed, the answer is emojis.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

EXP Podcast #373: The Land of Video Games

Whisper wouldn't be smiling if he knew where he was going...
I just recently fulfilled a longtime dream of mine to visit Japan, the home place of Mario, Link, and some really uncomfortable-looking cosplay outfits. It's a place I've visited in anime and games since I was a child, so there's something surreal about visiting a new but familiar landscape. This week on the show, we discuss our gaming ties to Japan and why cultural experiences through gaming are important.

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




Show Notes:

- Runtime: 39 mins 06 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spelunky: Back to Back?

Last time, we basked in a glorious victory. Do we achieve a repeat performance? Uh oh, what's with that question mark in the title...?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

EXP Podcast #372: Second Guessing Ourselves

90s kids know what I'm talking about!
Remember that one game you loved oh so very much? Well have you played it lately? Maybe it's still a classic, but maybe the mists of your memory have obscured a harsher reality? This week, we talk about the games we remember liking, even though they might not be as flawless in the present day's harsh light.

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




Show Notes:

- Runtime: 34 mins 25 secs
- "What game do you love despite knowing it’s terrible?" by Anthony John Agnello, Matt Gerardi, William Hughes, Joe Keiser, Patrick Lee, Samantha Nelson, Derrick Sanskrit, and Nick Wanserski via the A.V. Club
- Music by Brad Sucks