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

Greetings from Mount Olympus, where I preside with the other Bloodborne Platinum Trophy owners over the casuals down on the muck you call Earth. This week on the EXP Podcast, I deign to speak with Scott about trophies and the place of achievements in gaming culture today. You may give it a listen, but take care, lest my seraphim-like voice shatter your feeble mind.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 34 mins 12 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_420_-_The_Trophy_Case.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Sharpen up your kusarigama and pack plenty of salt: we're talking about Nioh.  This week we get into our podcast stance and apply all our ki in an attempt to understand the game's numerous complex mechanics.  But mostly we just talk about evil yokai and pancakes.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_419_-_Nioh_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT

The Nintendo Switch is out and playable for those not living in Atlantis, a radio tower, or some combination of the two. This week on the EXP Podcast, we check-in on the public reaction and look ahead at some coming games. 

 

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 29 mins 28 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

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Direct download: EXP_Podcast_418_-_The_Nintendo_Switch_Sitch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

You know that old abandoned house in your neighborhood?  Well it's probably just a sad, empty echo of happier times that no one is particularly interested in revisiting.  Then again, it might be an elaborate shell; an ornate elevator to a secret underground bunker where (at this very moment) Valve is hard at work designing the new...thing...that will consume all our lives.  Erik Wolpaw's departure and the end of Steam Greenlight are simply signs that even more resources are needed for the wonderful, terrifying creation that has yet to be released.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_417_-_The_Valve_Veil.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT

This week we are inspired by a Waypoint article arguing that Nioh proves that Dark Souls has created a genre. If so, what does that genre include and what should we call it? Does it bring any value to games to classify genres like this? These are important questions, but not half as important as this one: What ever happened to the Bro-Shooter?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_416_-_Dark_Souls_and_Genre_Defining_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm PDT

What are you running from, Mario?  A horde of rabid koopas?  The long arm of the law?  The unyielding, existential terror of modern existence?  Whatever it is, he sure likes running.  This week, we do a very rare mobile game debrief and talk about Super Mario Run.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_415_-_Mario_Run_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm PDT

You've waited nearly a decade, and we made you wait a little longer, but finally our debrief for The Last Guardian has arrived. How does the game measure up against Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, two of our favourite games of all time? Was it worth the wait? And more importantly, did we see Trico poop? All this and more on this week's episode!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_412_-_The_Last_Guardian_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

We're almost a month in to 2017.  We'll ask the question we always ask at this time: How are your New Year's resolutions doing?  Hopefully most of them revolved around "playing video games" because there are quite a few exciting things in store for this year.  In this week's show, we take a look at what the rest of the year has in store for us.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_413_-_Year_ahead_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

The Nintendo Switch got its full reveal last week in what I think we can all agree was a very strange press conference. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I discuss the many revelations, from the hardware tucked away inside those tiny controllers to the bizarre real-world version of Mario.

Direct download: EXP__Podcast_412_-_Nintendo_Switch_Conference_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

Did you see that?  Probably nothing.  It's late and you haven't slept for a while.  That shadow wasn't really moving, inching towards you slowly, but with intent.  Oh what's this?  Someone has rummaged around in your pantry and eaten all your jellied eels.  Who would do such a thing.  You consider this puzzle for a few peaceful moments and then look up to find your view filled by a rapidly approaching barrel of flammable whale oil.  As your apartment burns around you, you hear a whisper "This week, it's a Dishonored 2 debrief."  Two figures with cruel, cold blades jump out the window and you realize that your wallet is gone.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_411_-_Dishonored_2_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm PDT