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

Somehow Sony turned their small-ish fan event into a major venue for big video game news. This year's PlayStation experience brings us a bunch of new trailers, announcements, and (tangentially) another bizarro look into Kojima's latest, Death Stranding

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 12 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_406_-_The_PlayStation_Experience_2016_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

Forget Siri, Google Now, and Alexa: BT is the only AI assistant you'll ever need.  He'll help you with turn by turn directions while crushing your enemies.  This week we're doing a Titanfall 2 debrief.  Between the new single-player campaign, swords-wielding titans, Harambe-themed multiplayer networks, there is plenty to discuss.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_405_-_Titanfall_2_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PST

This week on the EXP Podcast, we forlorn souls visit the cold and lonely painted world of Ariandel, AKA Dark Souls 3 DLC. What do we find there in the rotten world? Why, quite possibly the best boss in all of the Soulsborne franchise. Join us, won't you?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_404_-_Dark_Souls_3_Ashes_of_Ariandel_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

As consummate professionals, Jorge and I are always on the lookout for others striving to be the best in their fields.  That's why we are fascinated by the upcoming esports estorm that is professional Overwatch.  Blizzard seems intent on fostering regional rivalries and after watching the World Cup exhibition and learning about the forthcoming location-based Overwatch teams, we are hooked.  I want to believe that if Winston from Overwatch had a choice, he'd play for the Bay Area Brawlers.  We're very progressive when it comes to animal rights.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_403_-_Professional_Overwatchers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm PST

While your reeling under the weight of the recent presidential election, we bring you this belated discussion of the Nintendo Switch. Consider it a memory of an earlier, more peaceful time, when all we did was go to rooftop parties and play videogames. 

 

Show notes:

  • Music by Brad Sucks
  • Run time: 35 mins 16 secs
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_404_-_The_Nintendo_Switch_Itch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

Hey, I don't want to alarm anyone, but this esports thing is getting wild.  So wild in fact, that Jorge ventured into the belly of the beast to bring us a report.  This week, we talk about the League of Legends 2016 World Championship.  Enjoy stories about the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the sweet smell of stadium chicken tenders.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_401_-_Report_from_Worlds_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:15pm PST

The world of sports and the world of gaming have never been so intertwined. We've got real life announcers adding color commentary to Madden patches and professional soccer players raising a fit over in-game FIFA stats. What's going on here? And more importantly, when are Americans finally going to care about soccer!? This week on the show, we kick around the influence games and sports have on each other.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 33 mins 33 sec

- "How Video Games Are Changing the Way Soccer Is Played," by Rory Smith, via the New York Times

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_400_-_Games_on_the_Field.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm PST

Consider this an old west time capsule, amigos.  It was buried under the digital soil during a simpler time; a time before we knew about Red Dead Redemption 2.  Essentially, Jorge and I got super excited and we recorded this the day after Rockstar began tweeting cryptic pictures of Red Dead Redemption 2.  Since we still don't know too much about it, feel free to partake in our child-like hope and whimsical speculation.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_399_-_Red_Dead_Rumors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PST

If you're a fan of bizarre or surreal television, then we have a game for you! This week on the EXP Podcast, we debrief on Virginia, a narrative-based game that's part Twin Peaks and part X-Files. Is this short little game worth your time? And more importantly, what's the buffalo and the weird racist cult? All this and more in our journey to the Old Dominion.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 34 mins 15 sec

- Music by Lyndon Holland via Virginia OST

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_398_-_Virginia_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm PST

Fall is well underway and that means gearing up for new games.  This week, we take a look at two of our most anticipated titles that couldn't be more different from one another: Super Mario Run and Titanfall 2.  Join us as we wistfully imagine a world where we tweet Mario levels while using Titans as farming equipment.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_397_-_Super_Titanfall_Run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PST