Wednesday, June 20, 2018

EXP Podcast #482: E3 2018 Debrief

"Hey Gary, who's in Smash Bros. Ultimate again?"
Mo-cap make-out sessions from The Last of Us II, a glimpse at Halo Infinite, minor nuclear radiation from Fallout 76, and a whole lot of Smash. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I go over all the biggest announcements, trailers, and teases from E3 2018. Give it a listen and sign our petition for adding Farkus as a canonical character to the Gears of War franchise.

- 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: 57 mins 37 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EXP Podcast #481: A Glimpse Into the Pokefuture

Detective Pikachu catches you.
E3 is in full swing and we are up to our eyeballs in press conferences and teaser trailers.  We'll be back next week with a full E3 debrief.  This week: we make a future Pokepredictions about our favorite pocket sized monsters.  What with the steady stream of Pokemon-related news, we talk about the evolution of the franchise and what we're looking for in the upcoming games.

- 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:

- "Pokémon boss Junichi Masuda on keeping hardcore players happy, borrowing from Pokémon Go, and Let's Go's story," by Chris Tapsell via Eurogamer
- Runtime: 38 mins 01 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

EXP Podcast #480: Revisiting Our Write-offs

This guy and I had a falling out years ago.
Sometimes you just dig your heels.  You draw a line in the sand.  You find a hill and dammit, you're going to die on it!  This week, we talk about the games we wrote off but then subsequently rediscovered.  It might have been pride, stubbornness, or an honest mistake, but something caused us to reconsider our once iron-clad opinions.

- 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:

- "It took me 17 years to play Halo — and now I love it," by Allegra Frank via Polygon
- Runtime: 35 mins 31 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

EXP Podcast #479: God of War Debrief

"Do I know you from somewhere?"
We have journeyed the highest peak in midgard and battled the fiercest emissaries of Odin himself to bring you this week's episode. Today on the EXP Podcast, we review God of War. Enormous fans of the franchise ourselves, this is easily one of the most exciting releases of 2018 for Scott and I. In fact, so hyped for this game, we've already dedicated one episode to our first impressions - which you can listen to right here!

When you and your son are ready, turn up the volume and listen close to the full debrief, spoilers and 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: 37 mins 42 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

EXP Podcast #478: The Famous and Forgotten

"We already know who you are Cliff!"
With the closure of Boss Key games, it looks like the once famous/infamous  "bad-boy" of video games Cliff Bleszinski is taking some time off the stage. This week on the EXP Podcast, we ponder the strange phenomenon of video game developer celebrity and the shifting cultural figureheads of our gaming landscape. I also make an egregious misrepresentation of The Roots - sorry about that.

- 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:

- "Bleszinski’s fall and the perilous fame game" by Colin Campbell via Polygon
- Runtime: 36 mins 10 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EXP Podcast #477: Blockchains and Buybacks

It's a me: the blockchain!
Quick: tell me everything you know about cryptocurrency and the buying and selling of video games!  Joke's on you: while you've been struggling to put together an explanation that is simultaneously cogent without making you sound like a snake oil salesman, I've mined all those precious digital coins you covet so much.  I'm off to buy all the sweetest games.  Maybe if you're lucky, I'll sell them to you.  Yes; this week we're talking about a trifecta of topics we have only a vague grasp on: blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the used games market.  Join us in trying to figure out this exhausting new world!

- 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:

- "Reselling your digital games will soon be a reality, but what does that mean?" by Colin Campbell via Polygon
- Runtime: 34 mins 01 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

EXP Podcast #476: Nintendo Switch Online Inspection

Now I can start training for the Balloon Fight esports league.
Well they finally did it: Nintendo has blocked the doorway to online play with a guy in a Waluigi hat stationed in front to collect your hard earned money.  Buying your way in isn't outrageously expensive (especially compared to club Sony and the Microsoft discotheque), but will it be worth it?  This week, we dive in to the announcement and dissect what we'll see once we get past the velvet rope.

- 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: 39 mins 39 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks