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

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
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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
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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
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14 AM

Every so often Jorge and I dive into the virtual newspaper and see if video game news is still weird and scary.  Good news: it is!  This week we talk about potential game to TV crossovers, the strange swamp of well-funded nostalgia is Kickstarter, and our dearly departed P.T.  Jump into the comments with your ideal animal adventure duo.  How about a badger and a fish?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_329_-_Myst_Kickstarter_Money_and_Ghosts.mp3
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It's time once again to join Ness and friends on their journey through the wild and wacky world of Earthbound. This week on the podcast, Scott and I find all eight of the melodies, find similarities between Earthbound and Bloodborne, and venture through Fire Spring. We invite you all to play alone and of course you can listen to Part One, Part Two, and Part Three to catch up.

Show Notes:


- Runtime: 66 mins  52 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_328_-_Earthbound_Debrief_Part_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34 AM

In the span of about a week, Valve rolled out a program for monetizing video game mods on Steam.  Then, the Internet kind of blew up and they rolled it back.  Now that the dust is finally starting to settle, we recap what went down and where we should go from here.  How do you balance creative freedom with compensating creators?  What are the consequences of Valve's domination of the PC space?  Who will make us a  mod that replaces the puts Earthbound sprites into Hotline Miami?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_327_-_Mod_world.mp3
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Nothing says "hardcore" like replacing a C with a K. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I dive into an MK/MK extravaganza! First we try our hands at NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat X, and soon discover our hands are covered in blood and guts. Next we speed through Mario Kart at a blistering 200ccs and measure how well the game holds up in its latest batch of DLC. Kart or Kombat fan? Hop into the comments or shoot us an email and let us know!


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 34 mins  24 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_326_-_MK__MK_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:46 AM