Wednesday, October 18, 2017

EXP Podcast #449: Pyre Debrief

Seems like a poster I would've hung in my room as a kid.
Hope in our magic wagon and mind the drive imps: it's time for a full debrief on Pyre!  We touched on it a few episodes back, but now that we've both finished, it's time to talk about the weird intersection of arcade sports, turn based strategy, and dating simulators that is 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: 42 mins 18 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

EXP Podcast #448: Too Cool To Be True

"I listen to the podcast with a glass of rosé."
This week on the EXP Podcast, we have reports from Destiny 2's first raid, our thoughts on the upcoming slate of Nintendo games as well as the company's bizarre approach to streaming, and a conversation about Red Dead Redemption 2. Will "Juan" Marston make an appearance? I sure hope so. All this and more, so give it a listen!

- 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 22 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

EXP Podcast #447: Epic PUBG Drama

This is  business casual, right?
Forget about the carnage taking place within the slowly shrinking blue circle; this week we're talking about a vicious battle taking place outside of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.  Ok, maybe it's actually more of a slap fight, but even so it's still entertaining.  Epic has decided to release its own Battle Royale mode in their game Fortnite, but Blue Hole (publishers of PUBG) don't like the fact that their engine vendor seems to be directly lifting their playbook.  I think the only way to resolve this is to drop them both onto and island and let them battle for supremacy.

- 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 03 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EXP Podcast #446: 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!

- 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
- "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!

- 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 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.

- 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
- "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.

- 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: 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.

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

EXP Podcast #439: Nothin' but a PUBG Thang

Looks like the Resident Evil 4 dlc is live
Summertime means relaxing on an island.  After murdering the 99 other people on that island of course.  This week we dive out of a plane and into Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.  Along the way we learn about abbreviations, Twitch drama, and that there's a high correlation between a game having someone's name in the title and its quality.

- 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: 37 mins 14 sec

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

EXP Podcast #438: Destiny 2 Beta Debrief

Captain Malcolm Reynolds
This week on the EXP Podcast, we put on our space helmets and meet up in the Tower to discuss the Destiny 2 beta. How do the new classes feel? Is this a significant departure from the first Destiny? Tune in to find out.

How money hours will we spend farming motes of light and dying to BS raid bosses when the game actually comes? Who knows!?

- 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 from Destiny 2
- Runtime: 43 mins 15 sec

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

EXP Podcast #437 - Star Wars LARPing

True Star Wars immersion technology.
Strap on your bowcaster and fire up your T-16s folks: it's time to get immersed in the world of Star Wars.  Disney is looking to bring a "100 percent immersive" Star Wars experience to us Earthlings, so Jorge and I decided it would be a good idea to brainstorm what the future has in store for us.  Video games have dealt with the challenging concept of immersion for a long time, so we discuss some of the potential benefits and challenges of trying to stage an entire Star Wars live-action experience.

- 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: 43 mins 23 sec

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

EXP Podcast #436: Persona 5 Debrief

"But I'm not sleepy!"
The last few months have been a whirlwind of good times with my Tokyo buds. I've laughed, I've cried, I've told my cat to shut up. Now, at long last, I've finally finished Persona 5. While it'll be awhile before Scott graduates Shujin Academy, it's time we dive into the hotly anticipated entry in the long-running Persona franchise.

How do the characters stand out compared to Persona 4? Is this game more approachable? Which confident should you romance? All this and more in another EXP Podcast!

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Show Notes:

- Music from the Persona 5 Official Soundtrack
- Runtime: 43 mins 23 sec

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

EXP Podcast #435: Mid-year Check-in

eSports investor or next esport?  Why not both?
Ah how time flies when you're desperately battling against its passage!  We're halfway through 2017, so we decided to take stock of some topics that have been bubbling under the surface or were overlooked.  VR, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, eSports labor strikes and more await you.  Quick: listen while you still have your whole life ahead of 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.





Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 43 mins 23 sec

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

EXP Podcast #434: A Classic Conversation

Look at this amazing design! Don't you want that on a shirt?
In Nintendo's infinite wisdom, the NES Classic has been discontinued. But never fear lovers of nostalgia! The hardware distribution experts at Nintendo have announced the SNES Classic, another retro-gaming option that you can pre-order now regret not pre-ordering within the first 30 minutes of its sale.

Join us as we discuss the great games on the mini-console, and the great games mysteriously absent. Want to participate? Send us an email with your own favorite SNES 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:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 44 mins 35 sec

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

EXP Podcast #433: E3 2017 Debrief

"I found a map of the LA Convention Center!"
It's time once again for our annual E3 debrief! This year we have some father-son drama, some good ol' fashioned pirate swashbuckling, hardware announcements, and so much more. Did we mention Mario? We've got some Mario too. Join us in the discussion and let us know your favorite games out of E3!

- 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: 66 mins 50 sec