Wednesday, May 29, 2024

EXP Podcast #739: Animal Well Debrief

A totally not-ominous underground statue garden
I've always lived in areas with municipal water systems, so wells are a bit of a foreign concept.  But now that I've played Animal Well, I'm basically an expert.  I was surprised by the number of hidden eggs and platforming puzzles, but I guess that's just the miracle of underground waterways.  This week we debrief after seeing the credits, but most definitely not all the secrets, hidden in Animal Well!

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 33 min 48 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Friday, May 10, 2024

EXP Podcast #738: Cults, Bullet Hells, and More

Who needs more than one?
This week on the EXP Podcast, we record live from our sick bed to discuss recent industry news before getting into some games we've been playing - including Balatro, Children of the Sun, and Minishoot Adventures!

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Friday, April 26, 2024

EXP Podcast #737: The Fallout TV Series Debrief

Just a typical day in the wasteland.
War never changes - the streaming television war, that is!  This week we do a deep dive on the new Fallout series.  Who knew the post-nuclear wasteland would have so many cameos in it?  And are those the jingle of spurs I hear?  Looks like The Man with No Name has become The Man with No Nose.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 37 min 33 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Sunday, April 14, 2024

EXP Podcast #736: Goodbye to the Wii U

"Someone wipe-uh away my tears."
The Wii U, one of the worst selling consoles of all time, is finally shutting down its servers and turning off the lights. Today on the podcast we poor one out for a console ahead of its time, a messy, imperfect, but maybe a little prescient attempt by Nintendo to transform the gaming landscape.

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Sunday, April 7, 2024

EXP Podcast #735: Princess Peach: Showtime!, Balatro, and Red XIII's Moonwalk

It's like Poker, but with more justice.
I meant to publish the show earlier, but I thought I could squeeze in a few more hands of Balatro.  48 hours later, I realize two things: that was a mistake and I'm now starving to death.  This week, we dip into Balatro, make our stage debut with Princess Peach: Showtime!, and evaluate Red XIII's surreal attempt at acting like a human.  Now, just a few more hands and then I swear I'll go to sleep.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 38 min 14 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Sunday, March 31, 2024

EXP Podcast #734: Call of Cheech Weedzone

"The numbers cheech!"

Everyone's favorite lovable stoners are coming to Call of Duty, about 50 years too late to be culturally relevant. This week on the podcast, we try to draw a line between interesting and relevant in-game partnerships and the pup-culture goop that is Content with a capital "C". Don't puff, puff, pass on this one!

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Show Notes:

- "Everything is Content Now," by Patrick (H) Willems via YouTube
- Music by Brad Sucks

Friday, March 22, 2024

EXP Podcast #733: 2024 Journey Debrief

Hey, does this dune look familiar?
It's finally Spring again around these parts, which means it's time for one of our favorite annual rituals: the yearly Journey playthrough!  For whatever reason, Jorge and I both had cautionary tales of resource scarcity and environmental collapse on the brain (I blame Barrett and the rest of Avalanche) and it just goes to show that you can still get something new out of a game every time you play it.  Twelve years on and we're still finding new treasures in the desert.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 36 min 40 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks