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.

- 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 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!

- 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: 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