Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EXP Podcast #428: The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 3

Urbosa is cooler than Link. Clearly.
The further adventure of Scott and Jorge in Hyrule continues! This week on the podcast, we take on cursed dragons, question the logic of putting children into seats of power, and discuss the social habits of the bad-ass Gerudo warriors.

If you're playing Breath of the Wild, you can play along with us! In Part 4, we'll be taking out the last two divine beats and readying ourselves for Calamity Ganon. Let's go!

- 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: 51 mins 11 sec
- Music: "Crossdressing" and "Champion Urbosa's Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Official Soundtrack.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

EXP Podcast #427: What Remains of Edith Finch debrief

Again, stay safe and please follow all building codes.
You know, the most tragic thing about What Remains of Edith Finch is that all the tragedy could have been avoided with a competent architect and a proper building inspection.  Structural issues aside, there are still plenty of things to talk about in Giant Sparrow's latest narrative-driven game.  Strap in: it's one where we discuss the very nature of the medium itself.  Plus there's some Wendigo talk in there too.

- 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: 1 hr 2 min 24 sec
- "Video Games Are Better Without Stories," by Ian Bogost, via The Atlantic
- Helen Mirren is the actor cast in the Winchester mystery house movie.  See, I'm not crazy!
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

EXP Podcast #426: Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Debrief

"I'M GLAD YOU COULD MAKE IT!"
This week on the EXP Podcast, we journey to find the dark soul, deep in the Ringed City. It's the last time we delve into a Dark Souls game. What does this foray hold besides numerous deaths? Where will the adventure lead us? What will we do if it leads us to Midir?

Got thoughts on the DLC? Share them 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: 57 mins 31 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

EXP Podcast #425: Embarrassing Games

Dammit, Persona 5: you're not making this easy...
You won't find more stalwart defenders of video games as an artistic medium than Jorge and me, but even we have our moments of feeling self conscious.  How does one describe the plot of Metal Gear Solid or talk about the hour the spent trying to shape a virtual brow line without feeling just a tad embarrassed?  This week we revisit the concept of game shame, recount sick burns from loved ones, and try to rationally justify our relationship with Tom Nook.

- 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 52 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EXP Podcast #424: The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 2

"Hey there good lookin'!"
We're back in Hyrule this week, bringing you a riveting discussion of big ol' horses, the Hylean Real Estate market, and Zoran biology. We've also got some serious questions about Link's moral fiber and tardy attendance. You can find our first Breath of the Wild debrief right here, and all of our debriefs in our handy navigation bar.

If you're playing Breath of the Wild right now, consider playing along with us! Next time on the podcast, we'll be tackling the desert divine beast (yes, we called them Ancient Guardians in the podcast. Woops.) Join us!

- 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: 51 mins 11 sec
- Music: "On Horse (Day)" and "Champion Mipha's Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Official Soundtrack.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

EXP Podcast #423: Project Scorpio Preview

Look at all those transistors!
Microsoft revealed some more information on their Xbox One refresh, project Scorpio. This kind of mid-cycle upgrade is still a new thing in the console space, so we use the new information as a starting point to check in on the PlayStation 4 Pro, the state of 4K and HDR, and the current console exclusives. Additionally, we almost talk ourselves into buying a Game Boy camera and printer.

- 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: 32 mins 22 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TorqueL: Thumb Twister

In which we feel our ages. Who knew trying to memorize four shapes and four colors would be so hard?