Wednesday, August 17, 2022

EXP Podcast #675: Manual Nostalgia

You know, just the details you need to get started.
Sometimes you just make one of those wholesome internet finds that completely derails your afternoon in the best way possible.  My most recent example is my realization that a bunch of old video game manuals and guides have been lovingly digitized on Archive.org.  Not only has this enabled me to pump those sweet nostalgia chemicals into my brain, it allows me to harass my family about how cool retro game art was with complete visual aids.  This week we dive into some of our favorite instruction manuals and game guides and attempt to not sound a million years old.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 37 min 44 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Saturday, August 13, 2022

EXP Podcast #674: Goodbye Accolades

"Now teabag him boy!"
This week on the EXP Podcast, we say goodbye to a rarely used features on the PS5: Accolades. Is praise for your opponents dead? Have we given up on saving ourselves from toxicity with positive reinforcement!?

Almost certainly.

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, August 4, 2022

EXP Podcast #673: Call of Duty: Essential Warfare

Maybe Soap can buy himself a new haircut post-acquisition?
Corporate machinations make for some strange arguments.  This week in bizzaro mergers and acquisitions land, Microsoft is trying to downplay any potential regulatory roadblocks to the Activision deal by threading a hilarious needle: Call of Duty (while clearly valuable enough to be worth billions of dollars) isn't important enough to put them into anti-monopoly danger.  Sony is of course twisting the knife and claiming Call of Duty is an "essential" franchise within the gaming sector and beyond.  Regardless of who wins, we decided to take it as an opportunity to talk about the long-running franchise, its current influence, as well as what other franchises seem essential in today's landscape. 

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

- Run time: 31 min 16 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Saturday, July 30, 2022

EXP Podcast #672: Stray Debrief

Who's a good kitty? I am!

Get our your cat ears and ready your fursona, it's time to talk about Stray, a game all about being a cat, hanging out with robots, and knocking things off shelves.

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Show Notes:

-- Music from the Stray OST

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

EXP Podcast #671: Surprise, Courtesy of Kratos

"Surprise, mother fucker!
Well it figures: we voice our doubts about God of War Ragnarok's release date and Sony turns around and dunks a 2022 date right in our faces.  We were both totally surprised by the news, which got us thinking about other big and unexpected video game releases from past years.  This week, we talk about some of the events that have slipped by our prognostication prowess and why they were such memorable surprises.

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Show Notes:

- Run time: 33 min 21 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Friday, July 8, 2022

EXP Podcast #670: Neon White, Live Alive, and We Were Here Forever

Is this heaven or hell?
This week on the EXP Podcast, it's co-op puzzlers, action puzzlers, and a curiously-named RPG from the early 90s. We are chatting about some games we've been playing!

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Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks

Thursday, June 16, 2022

EXP Podcast #669: Summer Game Fest 2022

Summer fun with a freaky gun
For all its troubles, E3 has still managed to leave a vacuum in its absence.  But just like nature, the game industry abhors a vacuum and plenty of summer previews have rushed in to take place.  This week we talk about Summer Game Fest, the Xbox showcase, and various other announcements.  We also get very philosophical about space, much to nobody's surprise.  

- 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:

- Run time: 41 min 56 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks