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

As the year draws to a close, it's time to hunker down and talk about our favorite games from 2016.  Robots, demons, and even a little timeline trouble dominated the last 12 months.  It was a great year for games, but we forced ourselves to each pick our three favorites.  Break out the champagne and settle in for a year-end debrief!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_409_-_2016_GoTY.mp3
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When last we spoke, we left you with a cliffhanger that totally wasn't caused of a weird technical issue.  But don't worry, the moment you're all waiting for is here: the award for the gamey-est game of 2016.  Please hold your applause until the end.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_408-2_-_The_Gameys_Part_2.mp3
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Happy holidays everyone! It's time again for the second annual Gamey Awards. One of the most prestigious and sought-after awards in the games industry. Will this be the first year an AI wins the Waifu/Husbandu award? What game might actually be Frog Fractions 2? Is your best buddy in Final Fantasy XV? All this and more in the premier EXP event!

Quick note on this episode. We did have to leave you a cliffhanger before we reveal the Gamey-est Game of 2016, but we'll be back next week with more. In the mean time, you know where to find us.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_408_-_The_2016_Gamey_Awards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT

Hey everybody, it's E3N: your fun-loving Robro, inter-planetary guide, and remorseless killing machine!  We've finally finished Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and it's time to debrief.  Strap in for some angry Martians, incompetent captains, and shaky cameras.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_407_-_Infinite_Warfare_debrief.mp3
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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 PDT

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
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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
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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT