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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- 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.

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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!

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
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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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EXP Podcast #432: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 5

A hungry Link gazes upon Hyrule and plans his next meal.
We finally did it!  Ganon is banished, Hyrule is peaceful(ish), and we can go back to pursuing our true passion: equine science.  Or maybe we'll finally open up our hearty durian farm.  Then again, our shield surfing skills could use some work if we hope to make the olympics this year.  In any case, we've finally finished Breath of the Wild and it's time to talk about the big picture.

- 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 40 sec

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EXP Podcast #431: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 4

Who wouldn't want to hang out with this guy?
Our march through Hyrule continues.  In this penultimate debrief, we find some mysterious glowing animals, play a round of golf, and visit the Rito and and Gorons.  Jorge laments the cruel blood moon and Scott pours one out for Andre, the giant horse.  Next up: Calamity Ganon and beyond!

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 55 mins 26 sec

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EXP Podcast #430: Overwatch Anniversary Party

"Happy birthday!"
Overwatch is officially a year old this month. Help us celebrate by discussing the state of the game today, how much I personally kick ass as Junkrat, and what the future holds for Blizzard's heavy-hitter. Also, let's take some time to think about the other one-year-old games that none of us can remember.

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 30 mins 35 sec

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

EXP Podcast #429: Digital Disappearances in the News

You can take my licensed music from my cold dead hands!
This week we take a break to read the video game news and learn of many mysterious disappearances.  Alan Wake has vanished, Red Dead Redemption 2 is no where to be found, and Destiny 2 is no where to be found on Steam, and Peter Parker is apparently hiding under the pseudonym "Nathan Drake."  Time to get to the bottom of all this.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
- Runtime: 34 mins 36 sec

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
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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
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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
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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