Thursday, November 26, 2020

EXP Podcast #599: Bugsnax Debrief

The horror. The horror!
Bugsnax is probably the weirdest game of 2020. Part children's game, part adult body-horror, this game takes the saying "you are what you eat" to frightening conclusion. Join as we eat our way through a strange meld of Pokemon and an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.

 

- 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: 45 min 23 sec
- Music from Bugsnax OST

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

EXP Podcast #598: Playstation 5 First Impressions

Finally: A house big enough for my PS5

This week, we (well, Jorge at least) put our money where are mouth is and talk about hands-on PS5 first impressions.  Yes, it's big.  Yes, it looks like a modernist art nightmare.  But it's also the only place to play the Demon's Souls remake, so how could anyone resist?


- 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: 38 min 36 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

EXP Podcast #597: The Console Wait

Like a weird plastic sandwich

The PS5 is officially release! Well, sort of. Most people couldn't pre-order one and stocks are still ludicrously low. Reviews are out, but are they selling systems or are we all just waiting? Oh, and if we keep giving rich Twitch streamers money, how are we going to afford a PS5 anyway!?

- 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: 31 min 40 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

EXP Podcast #596: Chekhov's Dog

One of them loves pets.  Choose wisely.
Hey, it's a hectic week for those of us living in the US (and many would argue the world at large) so we're going to try to keep it light by talking about something so innocuous that only true monsters would object: petting virtual dogs.  Sometimes you need to just focus on mechanics whose entire point is just to provide some small amount of joy.  We expand into a few other completely optional world-building mechanics and enjoy a short vacation into a world of totally pleasant digital interactions.


- 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: 31 min 37 sec
- "Every game needs a pet the dog mechanic," by Jenna Stoeber, via Polygon
- Music by Brad Sucks

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

EXP Podcast #595: Ghosts & Goombas

School budget cuts are spooky, am I right?

This week on the EXP Podcast, we introduce Scott's eldest to the legendary gaming progenitor Super Mario himself. And of course we celebrate Halloween with a spoopy discussion of Phasmophobia, an early-access co-op horror game that will make you and three friends scream in beautiful unison.


- 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 min 51 sec
- Music from the Hades original soundtrack

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

EXP Podcast #594: Hades Debrief

"Go ask you mother."
Like Zagreus himself, we have risen and are ready to throw ourselves against Hades once again.  This time, it's a full debrief with plenty of discussion about the late-game mechanics and the story.  I'd say spoilers, but you should know by now that there is no escape.  Crack open a pomegranate and take in all of the Underworld's delights.


- 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 min 51 sec
- Music from the Hades original soundtrack

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

EXP Podcast #563: A Crossover Episode

"Gotta go at a walking pace!"

Sonic in Fall Guys. Steve in Smash Bros. What's next, the car-insurance gecko in Spiderman? This week on the EXP Podcast, we tackle brand synergy and where it does (and doesn't) make sense to invade one world with the characters of another.

Got a favorite brand crossover or one you hate? Let us know!


- 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: 34 min 21 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks