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

It's that time of year again everyone: the time when we make the painful decisions.  The time when we take stock of the year and elevate three champions that represent the year's high points.  It's our Games of the Year for 2014 (because who could pick just one?).  What experiences from 2014 will stick with you as we get ready for the new year?  Let us know in the comments!

Show Notes:

 

- Runtime: 53 mins 25 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_307_-_GotY_2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 PM

What happens in Vegas gets shared all across the internet! This week on the Experience Points Podcast, Scott and discuss the latest news and announcement from the Game Awards show and Sony's Playstation Experience event. You can prepare yourself for the show by watching the game awards show in entirety right here. For your viewing pleasure, you can also find all the trailers for the games we discuss in the show notes below. Let us know which these games you are most looking forward to!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_306_-_2014_Game_Awards_and_PSX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35 AM

In what is becoming the World Cup of the video game universe (Sorry Snake, looks like Pac Man bested you in the qualifying round), the medium’s marquee mascots have gathered once again to partake in the time honored tradition of beating the crap out of one another (this time in HD!). We got our hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (despite not getting our hands on a GameCube controller adapter) and spent some time thinking about the new roster, Smash’s place in the fighting game scene, and weaponized Pokemon.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_305_-_Smash_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 PM

Super Smash Bros. WiiU came out on Friday and yet we still haven't shown our complete and utter dominance as Jigglypuff yet. Why all the rush? Because some games are just meant to be played day one. But which games and why? Join us this week on the podcast while we discuss all the reasons you want to hop into the latest games, lest you miss out on something amazing.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_304_-_Playing_Day_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00 PM

Like a demonic phoenix rising from a feces-laden alter, The Binding of Isaac has returned.Rebirth adds cooperative play, scores of new items, and a visual remake (or de-make?). This week we return from our trip in the basement and rogue-likes, faith, and beasts of unimaginable horror.

 

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed

- Listen to the podcast in your browser by left-clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_303_-_BoIR.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

The yearly barometer for shooters and the games industry at large is out! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just hit store shelves we are heeding our own call of duty by reviewing and discussing the latest in the multi-million dollar franchise. How advanced is it? Will we ever defeat Robo-Putin? What is the most user-friendly design of a grenade? All this and more in this week's episode!

 

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Direct download: EXP_Podcast_302_-_Call_of_Duty_Avanced_Warfare_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35 AM

Let’s talk about your most trustworthy companion. No, it’s not your dog or that flask you’re keeping in your jacket pocket. I’m talking about the thing that’s tucked into the corner of your vision, quietly monitoring you and keeping track of where you’re going and who you’re meeting: the mini-map. It’s a convenient tool, but how does it impact the way we impact the way we interact with a game’s world? Is there a line between a navigational enhancement and a crutch? How does this all relate to the Galactic Empire in Star Wars? Join us as we navigate are way through these questions.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_301_-_Minimap_Madness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37 AM

This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I get up out of our seats and jump around! It's time to dissect the art and design of the perfect jump.

Oh! One other thing we forgot. The EXP Podcast has reached 300 episodes! Thanks to each and every one of you that have listened to the show over the years and jumped into this crazy experiment with us. We appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to filling your ear holes with more of "serious but not humorless" chatter.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 40 mins 43 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_300__-_Jumping_Around.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47 AM

Your digital library might be limitless, but your entertainment center only has so much space on it.  At a certain point it’s time to box up your old consoles and join the next generation.  Before that happens, it’s worth taking a time to look back on some of the games that probably won’t make the generational leap.  Even in today’s environment of cross-platform releases and remastered releases, there inevitably be experiences that will soon be lost to the sands of time.  This week we talk about a few of these games and make some predictions about what will fade away as the sun sets on the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed

 

- Listen to the podcast in your browser by left-clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_299_-_Last_gen_gems.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 PM

On your lunch break? Starving for a mouth-watering podcast to sink your teeth into? Look no further! This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I head to the kitchen to discuss food in games. We round out the podcast at our usual thirty-minute mark, but there is a bounty of food topics to discuss in games. What are your favorite hunger mechanics? What are the most effective examples of eating in games? What is your favorite game that features food and why is it Chronotrigger?

Show Notes:

 

- Runtime: 30 mins 23 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_298_-_Eating_Through_Games.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53 AM