Thursday, March 16, 2017

EXP Podcast #419: Nioh Debrief

"Damn, I forgot how to get out of this stance..."
Sharpen up your kusarigama and pack plenty of salt: we're talking about Nioh. This week we get into our podcast stance and apply all our ki in an attempt to understand the game's numerous complex mechanics. But mostly we just talk about evil yokai and pancakes.

- 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 24 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Journey: 2017 Anniversary Playthrough

Five years ago, thatgamecompany released Journey! It's one of our favorite games, so Jorge and I make a point of celebrating it by venturing back into the desert on the anniversary of its release. This year we streamed the whole thing and even managed to discover a few things we never noticed before (has anyone else spotted the rainbow?). It's become a very rewarding annual tradition and we hope you can join us next year!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

EXP Podcast #418: The Nintendo Switch Sitch

Ruining friendships with Mario Kart.
The Nintendo Switch is out and playable for those not living in Atlantis, a radio tower, or some combination of the two. This week on the EXP Podcast, we check-in on the public reaction and look ahead at some coming games. Have you bought a Switch yet? Does this system have what you're looking for in new console? What sort of garment should you keep the Switch tablet? Let us know!

- 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: 29 mins 28 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Titan Souls: Is it a Souls-like?

We're back (sorry for the week hiatus). This time, we've got another look at a potential Souls-like. With "Souls" in its name, can we classify Titan Souls as the same genre as Nioh and Dark Souls? Let's find out!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

EXP Podcast #417: The Valve Veil

Have we ever confirmed that this guy isn't huge mech?
You know that old abandoned house in your neighborhood? Well it's probably just a sad, empty echo of happier times that no one is particularly interested in revisiting. Then again, it might be an elaborate shell; an ornate elevator to a secret underground bunker where (at this very moment) Valve is hard at work designing the new...thing...that will consume all our lives. Erik Wolpaw's departure and the end of Steam Greenlight are simply signs that even more resources are needed for the wonderful, terrifying creation that has yet to be released.

- 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: 34 mins 14 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hyper Light Drifter - Hardbutfair?

Is Hyper Light Drifter a "Souls" game? I.e., is it hard, but fair? I.e., does it fall into the burgeoning
mini genre of "hardbutfair?" We hope you like pixels, cause this game has a whole mess of them!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

EXP Podcast #416: Dark Souls and Genre Defining Games

"Have you met my sister Quelaag?"
This week we are inspired by a Waypoint article arguing that Nioh proves that Dark Souls has created a genre. If so, what does that genre include and what should we call it? Does it bring any value to games to classify genres like this? These are important questions, but not half as important as this one: What ever happened to the Bro-Shooter?

Thanks for listening and feel free to reach out with your genre defining 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:

- Runtime: 35 mins 24 sec
- "'Nioh' Suggests That 'Dark Souls' Actually Invented a New Genre,' by Patrick Klepek via Waypoint
- Music by Brad Sucks