Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EXP Podcast #447: Players Behaving Badly

"Nerf Toxic D.Va Skin. Bliz Plz."
This week on the EXP Podcast, we wrestle with the dark underbelly of online gaming - its own players. With toxicity causing trouble in Overwatch, Steam's failure to address racist community groups, Campo Santo striking back against PewDiePie, the topic is on our mind. Even Bungie is reeling from a piece of armor that looks uncomfortably similar to a white supremacist logo. How should developers and publishers police their own communities? Should they?

This is a touchy subject this week folks. We're sending our positive thoughts your way. Keep up the good fight!

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- 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: 29 mins
- "Why I Deleted My Steam Account," by Brendan Sinclair via gamesindustry.biz
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

EXP Podcast #445: Destiny 2 and Pyre check in

That's one heck of a traffic jam.
Jorge and I have been hard at work.  Jorge has been fulfilling his destiny to become the best-dressed guardian in the universe while I've been practicing my 360 tomahawk jams.  This week we do a check in on two of our most anticipated games of 2017: Destiny 2 and Pyre.

- 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: 43 mins 21 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

EXP Podcast #444: Tacoma Debrief

"Why do I gotta be yellow!?"
In space, no one can hear you scream against unsafe working conditions and unethical labor contracts with faceless multinational corporations. This week on the podcast, we put on our space pants and drift into Tacoma. What does this short little follow-up to Gone Home have to say about AI, humanity, and the corporatocratic future? Join us and find out!

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Show Notes:

- Music from Tacoma by Chris Remo
- Runtime: 45 mins 07 sec

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

EXP Podcast #443: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Debrief

Maybe she's born with it...
This week we take a journey to the north and debrief on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.  This game was flying beneath our radar, but we couldn't be happier that we made the time to play it.  Do yourself a favor: grab some headphones, carve out a few hours, and thank your lucky stars that you don't live under the constant threat of being stalked by Fenrir.

- 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
- Runtime: 53 mins 40 sec

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

EXP Podcast #442: Titanfall 2 and Mecha Boredom

"I'm cool, right?"
This week on the EXP Podcast, we pay a visit to Titanfall 2 and wonder where everyone went. Was it the dull brown of the landscape that cleared the room? Would this game be more popular if it had brighter colors, cooler names, or banana rockets? The answer is clearly yes.

Everything is better with banana rockets.

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- 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
- "Titanfall's smartphone game offers a possible insight into why the series is struggling," by Christian Donlan via Eurogamer
- Runtime: 34 mins 22 sec

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EXP Podcast #441: Considering a Comeback

Come back!  This guy's been missing you.
Sometimes, you play a game once and then bounce off, never to return.  Other times you see the potential, but are put off by a weird mechanic.  And sometimes you're just too damn lazy to leave the house and interact with other human beings.  This week, we discuss some games we're considering returning to.  Some of them we've finished, others we originally gave up on.  We also invent a new Pokemon Go mechanic that would be as dangerous as it would be entertaining.

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 37 mins 51 sec

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

EXP Podcast #440: Splatoon 2 Debrief

The battle lines are drawn...
The endless war between Mayonnaise and Ketchup continues in this EXP Podcast debrief on Splatoon 2. After we get into a heated discussion about condiments, we weigh in on the splatfest design, Nintendo's trouble relationship with online support, and the elements of Splatoon 2 that make this game so damn special.

Ketchup listeners, this one's for you. Mayo fans, maybe come back next week.

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Show Notes:

- Music from the "Splatoon 2 Official Soundtrack"
- Runtime: 39 mins 09 sec