Wednesday, April 18, 2018

EXP Podcast #473: Power Hungry

"This IS my happy face."
The yearly "beefcake" parade of video game protagonists is in full swing. In just two days, we get to become as Gods and rip arms off Viking deities. But are the power fantasies God of War provides really all that satisfying? How complex and interesting are the power fantasies video games provide and what other kinds of power can we find in games? This week on the podcast, we're inspired by Cameron Kunzelman's take on the breadth of power fantasies.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 20 sec
-  "Games Need More Power Fantasies Beyond Beefy Dudes with Big Guns" by Cameron Kunzelman via Waypoint
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

EXP Podcast #472: Overwatch Retribution Ruminations

Is that John Marsten in Overwatch?
Overwatch's latest event is out, so it's time to see what those crafty omnics are up to.  It seems like they've been taking some tips from zombies.  Additionally, perennial husbando candidate Jeff Kaplan shared some thoughts about Overwatch's story and extended cast.  What is the best way to have a canonical story in a multiplayer game?  Is Mercy correct when she tells us that heroes can never die?  What would happen if Hanzo just disappeared?  All this and more in this week's show!

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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:

- Runtime: 36 mins 43 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

EXP Podcast #471: Sea of Thieves Debrief

These pirate puns are really KRAKEN me up!
This week on the EXP Podcast, we set sail on the Sea of Thieves! Bounty, plunder, adventure, and swashbuckling abound. But is there really enough to sink our scurvy-ridden teeth into? And if these waters are shallow, what treasure awaits the Sea of Thieves players when the crew at Rare give it the update it deserves? All this, and more, as we monkey around per usual.

- 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: 40 mins 37 sec
- Music from the Sea of Thieves OST

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EXP Podcast #470: A Way Out Debrief

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It's right behind you!  Turn around!

This week we're on the run from the law and the only thing that can save us is meticulously choreographed quicktime events.  It's our in-depth debrief on A Way Out.  We cover everything from virtual Connect Four to Mexican geography, so grab this crude file and start chiseling through this cell wall.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 51 mins 05 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

EXP Podcast #469: Remaster Blasters

Hello again.
Everything old is new again! This week on the EXP Podcast, we talk about some of the old classics we've been playing, from the Journey anniversary celebration to some high-heel-action in Bayonetta. Playing some old games on new platforms? Send us an email and let us know your favorites.

- 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 53 sec
- Music from Bayonetta OST and Journey OST

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

EXP Podcast #468: A Smashing Nintendo Direct

There is no escape from the Smash
Looking for the hottest scoops on the 100% confirmed characters in the upcoming Smash Bros. for Switch?  Well then you've come to the right place.  After watching the latest Nintendo Direct, we can conclusively say that we'll be enjoying a Solaire vs. Professor Layton death match come fall.  Join us as we recap the big announcements and provide some insightful analysis on the rest of the Nintendo news.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 46 mins 59 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

EXP Podcast #467: Rated P for Podcast

Applies to most podcast episodes
In a time where in-game purchases, DLC, and loot boxes are everywhere, does warning consumers about gaming monetization provide much value? The ESRB thinks so! This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss why the ESRB wants to make some labelling changes and what types of notifications we'd like to see on our games.

Give me a little heads up if there are huge spiders in your game, won't you?

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 26 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EXP Podcast #466: Fighting Father Time

Your old Diddy Kong Racing nemesis: TT the sentient clock!
You can save it and you can waste it.  You can spend it and you can save it.  You can kill it and you can cherish it.  Once it's gone though, there's no getting it back.  That's right, this episode is about the time!  Stinging after a particularly brutal time-related defeat in Monster Hunter World, Scott takes stock of his life choices while Jorge yearns for the cheesy early days of Destiny.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 41 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EXP Podcast #465: Monster Hunter World Debrief

Bon app├ętit!
Our blades are sharp and our bellies are full with cat food. You know what that means? It's time to go a-huntin'! This week on the EXP Podcast, we dive deeper into Monster Hunter World and review some of the game's more complex offerings. If you're looking for our initial thoughts, listen to episode 462. Also, we'd love to hear how you are liking the game! Send us an email, won't you?

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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:

- Runtime: 45 mins 06 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

EXP Podcast #464: Finding Cupid in Co-op

Look at those passionate polygons.
Valentine's day is here, so stop stuffing your face with chocolates and throw away those flowers: it's time to play some video games with your main squeeze.  But what type of co-op game will help you make a love connection and what type will leave you brokenhearted?  This week, we do our best to ensure Cupid's arrow flies true.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 38 mins 25 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

EXP Podcast #463: The Toad Revelations

The first three signs of the video game apocalypse have arrived. "And so it will be, that false peace, false heroes, and falses hats herald the end of days."

This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss this year's ill portents and what could possibly be inside Toad's head? And more importantly, is it edible?

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 36 mins 31 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EXP Podcast #462: New Year, New Monster Hunter

"Waiter, there's cat hair in my...oh, never mind."
2018 is still getting ramped up when it comes to video games, but that just gives us a chance to play some games we missed from previous years.  Of course, there's also the huge, feathery lizard in the room: Monster Hunter World!  We've both spent some initial time with it and have some thoughts on everything from its menus to its culinary cats.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 41 mins 13 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

EXP Podcast #461: In the Labo

"I'm drift compatible!"
We are back from a one-week break, where we busied ourselves by constructing a massive functional Jaeger mecha out of cardboard. Then we come back to Nintendo's big announcement stealing our thunder! This week on the EXP Podcast, we chat about Liquid Snake, paper cuts, shitty kids toys, and a whole lot of Nintendo news.

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Show Notes:

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

EXP Podcast #460: A Genre is Born

I was born this way.
It's not every day when you see a new genre emerge.  Kart racing, fighting games, and now perhaps battle royal?  This week we start off with a visit to our favorite vaguely post-apocalyptic eastern-European island and eventually travel to the limits of how we categorize some of our favorite types of games.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 38 mins 53 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

EXP Podcast #459: The Year Ahead 2018

We have... uh... this to look forward to?
It's time to put the old behind us! 2017 was a great year for games, but who's to say 2018 won't be even better. With God of War, Wattam, and maybe even Red Dead Redemption around the corner, there are a ton of games to look forward to. This week, we count down our most anticipated games of the new year.

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Show Notes:

- Runtime: 30 mins 28 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks