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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

EXP Podcast #499: Spiders, Messengers, and Breaches

Gotta download the new EXP Podcast!
This week on the EXP Podcast, we swing back into some games we've been playing. From the tall buildings of New York to the deep breaches of space-time, we take you on a journey of some recent hits and hidden gems. On our list today: Spider-Man, The Messenger, Into the Breach and the oddly named The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories.

What's been in your consoles these days?

- 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 17s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

EXP Podcast #498: Streaming Gets Serious

Master Chief's new house.
Brace your routers: another generation of streaming game services is careening across the web and towards your wallet.  This week, we talk about Project xCloud, along with efforts from Google, Ubisoft, and others to make a push for delivering games on demand.  Will this be the beginning of the end for the single-game purchase or are our intertubes too clogged up to meet our demands?  Listen in for a chance to hear what two people who are in no way networking experts think.

- 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 17s
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EXP Podcast #497: The Sony Classic

This is not a mini.
Those are just huge hands.
Just look at the Sony Classic, a miniaturized version of the iconic PlayStation that's so small it has to be legally marked as a choking hazard. Which is perfect, because if there's one thing Sony wants us to shove down our throats, it's their back-catalogue of amazing games. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the games we think deserve a place on this system.

Oh, and we also come up with a concept for the mini that would have been WAY better than this thing.

- 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: 40m 42s
- Music by Brad Sucks