Wednesday, October 20, 2021

EXP Podcast #639: Four on the Floor

With four buddies, I like these odds!
We're almost always a two-person show around these parts, but when it comes to games, it seems like four is the magic number.  Inspired by a recent Polygon article about why so many multiplayer games anchor around a four-player concept, this week is all about quad squads.  Is it technology or society that has us hooked on four as a sweet spot?  Look into the four chambers of your heart and decide.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 39 min 03 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, October 14, 2021

EXP Podcast #638: Mute All

"GGEZ"
The Forever-War against online toxicity continues and the latest victim may be All Chat. Riot Games recently announced they will be testing out a  new policy in which players can no longer text chat with the opposing team, calling it a "vehicle for toxicity." This week on the podcast, we jump right into that vehicle and drive around for a while to see how it feels with and without a direct line to the enemy team.

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

EXP Podcast #637: Twelve Minutes Debrief and Deathloop check in

Honey, are you feeling murdery tonight?
Check your watches: it's time to talk about time!  This week we spend more than 12 minutes on Twelve Minutes (you're welcome) and do a brief check in on Deathloop.  I think we manage to stop ourselves before we get too repetitive, but we'll let you be the judge of that.  Judge of that.  Judge of that...

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 37 min 24 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, September 23, 2021

EXP Podcast #636: Games Done Slow and More

Now I just have to keep this up
for 3 days straight.
This week on the EXP Podcast, we cover some recent news stories that include intentionally playing a game slowly, historical simulations of slavery, the end of an arcade icon, and Star Wars!

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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:

- Run time: 37 min 28 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

EXP Podcast #635: PlayStation Showcase 2021 Recap

You were in diapers when development started.
What's almost as good as playing games?  Thinking about playing games!  This week we do a recap of Sony's recent showcase and think about what it will be like to play some of the upcoming titles.  Based off how this year and how development timelines are going, we're assuming we'll be playing them while wearing jet packs powered by cold fusion.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 42 min 03 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, September 9, 2021

EXP Podcast #634: Death's Door and Boyfriend Dungeon Debriefs

Can birds...kiss?
This week on the EXP Podcast, we go back into the dungeon full of birds, bosses, and sexy swords. We are finishing off the discussion started in Episode 631 with a full debrief and spoiler discussion of Death's Door and Boyfriend Dungeon. Come on in for some smooches!

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 34 min 11 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

EXP Podcast #633: Back on Our Bullshit

Slap this image on anything and I'll buy it.
This week we fall back into our ruts.  Or maybe it's not that dire and we're actually slipping on a comfortable pair of shoes?  Whichever way you see it, the point is that we're creatures of habit and those habits tend to manifest in the way we play games.  Be it our buying patterns or just how we manage in-game inventory, it's easy to slip into the same old patterns.  Some are funny, some are annoying, and most are expensive in some way or another, so listen in and let us be examples of what not to do!

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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:

- Run time: 34 min 11 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks