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

I recently went on an extended vacation. While I was gone, Sony dropped the big news that Project Neo would actually be called the PS4 Pro. And not only is this fancy new piece of hardware selling for $399, it's launching this November. What does this mean for early adopters and folks who don't make the upgrade? Will VR games take a hit on old hardware? All this and more on this week's podcast!

 

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 32 mins 59 sec

- Music by Dan Deacon and Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_396_-_PS4_Professionals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm PST

Almost all modern games share something in common, regardless of genre and style: patches!  Whether it's a single-player sci-fi epic like No Man's Sky or an annual sports franchise like Madden, the game released on launch day is often significantly different than the one we play a week, month, or even year later.  In this episode we talk about the good, bad, and wacky sides of version updates.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_395_-_Patch_Patrol.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Before we head into the busy fall season, we're wrapping up summer with a relaxing news update.  Well, it was relaxing until we stumbled upon Miyamoto-san's secret time travel abilities.  How else can you explain Nintendo's plans to put out a Mario Maker game that doesn't allow you to upload courses to the Internet?  Clearly 1987 Miyamoto-san has usurped his modern self and taken over Nintendo.  Also: Picross 3D is back, baby!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_394_-_PAX_Poochy_and_Picross_News.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PST

This week on the EXP Podcast, Kotaku's Nathan Grayson has us exploring the very depths of Overwatch's elo hell. Down there in the cold, dark abyss, one man sought to lower his rank to zero. And like some mortal man who sought to count himself among gods and demons, he achieved his dream. What does that mean for us? And what does it tell us about the worst fans of Overwatch? All this and more!

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 32 mins

- "The Guy With The Lowest Possible Rank in Overwatch," by Nathan Grayson via Kotaku

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_393_-_The_Hanjo_Dilemma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PST