The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

Gas up your tank folks, it's time to take a little joy ride around Gotham!  This week, we soar over the city streets and dive head first into Batman: Arkham Knight.  As with any debrief, we spend the first part of the show talking about the game's systems and then we dive into spoiler territory to talk about the plot.  What is the true nature of fear?  How does Batman balance vigilantism and justice?  When did Riddler find the time to create a vast underground network of race tracks?  If you have answers, let us hear them in the comments.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_339_-_Batman_Arkham_Knight.mp3
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EVO has come and gone, but the ringing in my ears from the fanatical shouts from the commentators continues. Who are these people and how did they get this job? What makes a good shoutcaster? More importantly, who will shoutcast the Scott vs. Jorge cage match we have scheduled later this year! Join us this week on the EXP Podcast while we commentate the commentators.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_338_-_The_Shoutcast_Cast.mp3
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We had some sad news this past week: long-time game developer and Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, died.  This week, we pay tribute to him by talking about his incredible career and accomplishments.  He leaves us with a huge legacy of outstanding games, so please jump into the comments with your memories.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_337_-_Satoru_Iwata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

That's it. We've had enough! Not of podcasting, but of some video games that just overstay their welcome. We can pinpoint why we play certain games, but why do we stop? When do we know when to quit? And what game elements make is reach that tipping point sooner than others? This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I explore the outer limits of our patience, bite into UI frustrations, and make some predictions. Join us!


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 34 mins 35 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_336_-_Reaching_Your_Limits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01 AM

We've finally reached the end of Earthbound.  There's nothing to do now but recap the final challenges and do what we always do when we finish a game: discuss the nature of human fear and love, meditate on the line between spirituality and organized religion, etc.  You know: normal stuff.  We really enjoyed doing these in-depth talks on a classic game and hopefully you liked them too!  We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for a future debrief on a classic, let us know!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_335_-_Earthbound_debrief_part_5.mp3
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Shenmue, The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII remake, and Xbox backwards compatibility: These are the four horsemen of the apocalypse that herald the end times... Welcome to the E3 extravaganza! This week on the podcast, we discuss some of the show's biggest reveals and all its E3-weirdness. 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 1 hour 17 mins

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_334_-_E3_2015_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02 AM

Jorge haven't had too much luck with eSports, but maybe we'll have a shot at seaSports?  Anyone?  Whatever.  You'll all come around when we win the Splatoon world championships.  We've had some time to get our tentacles around Splatoon and have surfaced from the briny deep just long enough for a debrief.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_333_-_Splatoon_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

The Game of Thrones television show is coming to and end, but the battle for House Forrestor is still well underway! This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I head north to battle some children, do some barrel rolls in King's Landing, and toss some axes about like professional jugglers. This is a hefty episode, so thanks ahead of time for listening. As always, let us know what decisions you've made along the way and why!


Show Notes:

- Runtime: 53 mins 10 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_332_-_Game_of_Thrones_Episode_4_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18 AM

Slaying ghouls, drowners, and nightwraiths: a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.  However, are Jorge and I truly cut out for a life of witching?  Only time will tell.  This week we talk about the early hours of The Witcher 3 and end up wandering down a path full of type faces, open world game design, and griffin heads.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_331_-_Witcher3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

At long last, it is time to cleanse these foul streets good hunter. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the much anticipated system-seller: Bloodborne. Did it meet our expectations? Did Scott prove himself a "filthy casual?" Did we even make it out of this game alive!? Listen to find out. Also, if you are interested in reading more about the lore of Bloodborne, I encourage you to check out the short treatise on the game in the show notes.


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 53 mins 11 sec
- "The Paleblood Hunt: A Bloodborne Analysis," by "Redgrave"


- Music via Bloodborne OST

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_330_-_Bloodborne_Debrief.mp3
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