Wednesday, January 22, 2020

EXP Podcast #556: Death Stranding Debrief

I did a bad job packing for this trip.
The world may feel cold and desolate.  The days are filled with alternating episodes of terror and inconvenience: you escape the grasp of creatures straddling the line between the living and the dead only to notice your boots have holes in them.  But don't worry: you're not alone.  You see a flickering strand gently wafting through the chiral dust.  It's a podcast from a more innocent time: the Death Standing Debrief.  Finally!

- 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.



 - Runtime: 1 hr 4 min 42 sec
 - Music from the Death Stranding original soundtrack

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

EXP Podcast #555: The Year Ahead 2020

The post-2019 feels.
We are full steam ahead into 2020 and the slate of games coming out this year is thrilling. This week on the EXP Podcast we discuss our most anticipated games of 2020, make some predictions of the year ahead, and try to guess our GOTY 2020. Spoiler alert: It's Spelunky 2.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 40 min 5 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

EXP Podcast #554: 2019 Game of the Year Leftovers

Look at all this good stuff!
Think you escaped 2019?  Think again!  Our game of the year podcast was so jam packed that we had to save some our favorite games for later.  Grab your most comfy pair of sweatpants and forget about counting calories: it's time for leftovers.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 39 min 32 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

EXP Podcast #553: 2019 Games of the Year

The Firemen with a bold prediction!
Happy New Year listeners! We are celebrating 2020 by rounding up our top games of 2019.  It was a weird year for games. My list was tough to put together and had numerous iterations with very different games at the top.

Take a listen and let us know your favorite games of 2019!

- 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.



 - Runtime: 54 min 13 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

EXP Podcast #552: The 2019 Gamey Awards

Expressing my love of the Gameys via interpretive dance
This is it: the moment we've been anticipating and/or dreading all year.  It's the 2019 Gamey awards!  At the end of the year, everyone (including us) starts to get really serious about bestowing accolades, so we think it's fitting to hand out some of the most ridiculous awards we can think up.  Join us in recognizing the essence of what makes video games so great and so silly: the inherent gameyness of it all.

Spoilers for categories, nominees, and winners are at the very bottom of this post for those who want to follow along!

- 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.



 - Runtime: 1 hr 31 min 56 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks




Wednesday, December 11, 2019

EXP Podcast #551: State of Play 2019

Birdney Mullen
Small birds, big geese, boyfriends swords, and more this week as we discuss some end-of-the-year news out of Sony's State of Play 2019 and Nintendo's recent indie games showcase. While some of these games are exciting, 2020 remains a big question mark. What does the future hold!?

Well, for one, it holds the annual Gamey Awards! Join us next week when we discuss the gameyist games. If you have a game nominee, send us an email and 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.



 - Runtime: 38 min 18 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

EXP Podcast #550: A Decade of Characters

Ah, simpler problems from a simpler decade.
As we continue our headlong sprint towards the decade's end, we pause to recognize some of the memorable characters of the past 10 years.  Using Polygon's list as a starting point, we discuss some standout examples and take stock of where games are in terms of character development.  After all, this might be the last decade where we can safely treat these things as fictional characters rather than sneaky AIs waiting for us to drop our guard long enough for them to launch their conquest of humanity.  You hear that, Shovel Knight?  I'm on to you.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 44 min 01 sec
- "The 70 best video game characters of the decade," by Polygon Staff, via Polygon
 - Music by Brad Sucks