Wednesday, July 1, 2020

EXP Podcast #579: Destination Creation

"What do I put the snack compartment?"
What makes "Making" good? This week on the EXP Podcast, inspired by a Kotaku article by Ian Walker, we discuss the act of creation, what makes destruction is so easy and satisfying, and how we might elevate otherwise tedious in-game acts. We also chat a little about The Last of Us 2, a game all about destroying - both yourself and others.

- 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:

- "Games Should Make Creating Just As Satisfying As Destroying," by Ian Walker via Kotaku
- Runtime: 35min 25 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

EXP Podcast #578: Mixer Migration, Sonic Swansong

A legendary meme lord rides off into the sunset.
It's a news-y sort of week around here, so let's dive right in.  Don't look for this podcast on Mixer: we've already made the jump to hyperspace and are on our way to reclaim our Guinness World Record for podcasting and share one last chili dog with our favorite influencer.

- 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:

- "Microsoft will shut down Mixer, transition users to Facebook Gaming," by Charlie Hall, via Polygon
- "The 4 biggest announcements and trailers from EA’s Play Live event," by Ben Kuchera, via Polygon
- "Guinness rolls over, says Billy Mitchell is still Donkey Kong and Pac-Man king," by Charlie Hall, via Polygon
- "The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter is stepping down," by Charlie Hall, via Polygon
- Runtime: 35min 25 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

EXP Podcast #577: PS5 Reveal Debrief

Router or YuGiOh collection?
We have seen the future and it looks like a binder full of Magic cards. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the newly unveiled PlayStation 5 and some of the games coming to the console when it launches... when? For how much?

Leaning one way or the other on next-gen? Let us know your console of choice and why 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: 42 min 45 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

EXP Podcast #576: The Alternate History of the Game Gear Micro

Careful, don't sneeze!
90s kids: get out your bifocals and strap on your sock garters: Sega has not one, but four new consoles for you!  Yes, this week we squint and discuss the Sega Game Gear Micro, muse about the alternate history where this made sense, and wrap up by thinking through other alternate video game realities.

 - 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 min 25 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

EXP Podcast #575: A Conversation Only Somewhat About Games

This week on the EXP Podcast, we share a meandering conversation somewhat about games and somewhat about the ongoing racial injustices that are on everyone's mind. We encourage you to skip this episode if it's not what you need right now.

We also encourage you to stay educated, stay safe, and stay active via donations, direct action, or however you can.

We mention it in the episode, but we also want to shout out the Spawn On Me Podcast, especially the episode embedded below. Absolutely give this a watch.

 - 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: 40 min 50 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

EXP Podcast #574: Following Orders

Trust me, just jump it'll be fine.  Also: it's an order.
Sometimes, you just have to do your job.  Hopefully that job isn't storming the beaches at Normandy, but if it is, hopefully you can take solace in the fact that you're doing your commander proud.  This week, we use the WWII sim Post Scriptum as a starting point to talk about hierarchy in video games.  When do you follow orders and how is a chain of command set up in a medium that is usually obsessed with individual agency?  How will I get those sweet cheevos of my CO has be peeling potatoes? 

- 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: 40 min 50 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

EXP Podcast #573: Back on the Board with Tony Hawk

"Pass me that controller bro!"
Tony Hawk is back and gnarly as ever folks. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 is getting a gorgeous remaster and rerelease. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I grind our way back to a simpler time and revisit this sports classic. Join us for laughs, a rundown of some other not-so-serious sports games, and at least one reference to the hit 1989 Christian Slater film Gleaming the Cube.

- 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: 35 min 49 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks