Wednesday, November 13, 2019

EXP Podcast #547 - 21st Century Greats

The best game of the 19th Century
The decade is almost over and we've come a long way since Y2K crashed our computers and sent modern civilization spiralling towards a Mad Max Oblivion. This week on the EXP Pocast, we discuss the games that got us through the last 20 years and why picking our favorite or the most important games of the 21st century is so damn hard.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 36 min 16 sec
- "The 50 Best Games of the 21st Century," by Keith Stuart and Keza MacDonald, via The Guardian
- Music from the The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening soundtrack


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

EXP Podcast #546: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Debrief

Don't call me a funko pop.
Rise and shine, adventurers!  Your dream has come true: a debrief on this year's Link's Awakening remake.  We ask the hard-hitting questions: Who is this game for?  Has Breath of the Wild ruined everything?  Why would a banana man want dog food?  Don't worry about it too much; just enjoy the adorable tilt-shift goodness.


- 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.



 - Runtime: 48 min 02 sec
- Music from the The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening soundtrack


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

EXP Podcast #545: Sayonara Untitled Debrief

Become the Goose!
We are back after a brief work/life-induced hiatus! And we brought an obnoxious feathered friend with us and... uh... also a girl on a motorcycle.

This week on the EXP Podcast, we review Untitled Goose Game and Sayonara Wild Hearts in a double debrief! While very different, both games are well worth your attention. Especially if you're into either A) pop albums or B) being just a total asshole to strangers.


- 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.



 - Runtime: 38 min 57 sec
- Music from the Sayonara Wild Hearts OST and Untitled Goose Game Trailer

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

EXP Podcast #544: Control Debrief

"Mondays, am I right?"
If there is one thing I've learned from years working at a white-collar job, it's to never underestimate the destructive power of a thrown office chair. This week on the EXP Podcast, we toss around all kinds of office equipment using the telekinetic power in Control, the latest game from Remedy Entertainment.

For good and bad, this is an interesting game full of excellent ideas (some of which are readily available online via the SCP Foundation). Give the episode a listen and send us email with your thoughts on the game!


- 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.



 - Runtime: 46 min 45 sec
- Music from the Control OST

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

EXP Podcast #543: Final Fantasy VII Debrief Part 6

"I've been working out Cloud,
 can you tell?
Our six-part Final Fantasy VII debrief comes to a close this week as the dust settles on Sephiroth's reign of terror! We share some potentially controversial opinions on the conclusion to one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, craft some fan fiction of our own, and ponder what the remake holds for players still smitten with FF7 nostalgia.

Playing along? Let us know your thoughts by sending us an email!

Missed a debrief episode? You can find all six episodes HERE.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 39 min 03 sec
- Intro and fight scene music from the Final Fantasy OST
- Outro from "Black Materia" by Mega Ran

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

EXP Podcast #542: Hangin' on the Holodeck

Graphics score: 10/10.
Dear listeners, Jorge has reached a critical point in his continuing mission, his trek through the stars if you will: the holodeck.  This seminal piece of science fiction tech was inspired by and in turn has inspired the types of video games we play and how we even conceive of a virtual world.  This week we dig into the concept of the holodeck, something that is simultaneously a blueprint and an source of aspiration for many of the games we play.  Also: Jorge correctly and impressively predicts the holodeck-related plots of many Star Trek episodes that he has yet to watch.

- 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.



 - Runtime: 39 min 03 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

EXP Podcast #541: Final Fantasy VII Debrief Part 5

Weapon's been working out.
We are back in the cockpit of the Highwind this week in our continuation of our Final Fantasy VII debrief. Our adventure has taken us up to the stars and down to the deep recess of the ocean. Also, we killed a big ol' kaiju.

Missed an episode? Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. If you're playing along, shoot us an email and let us know your thoughts on your FFVII playthrough!

- 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.


- Runtime: 46 min 38 sec
- Music from the Final Fantasy VII OST