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

2017 was such a buck wild year for games, there's no way we could cover all of our top picks in a single podcast. Luckily, we had the chance to dig into all the delicious leftovers and highlight more of the year's outstanding games!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_458_-_2017_Leftovers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

One of the best years in gaming is coming to a close. Seriously. Throw a dart at a pile of 2017 games and you're likely to hit an absolute classic. Polygon even called 2017 "the best year in games since 2007," and that brought us The Orange BoxBioShockSuper Mario GalaxyRockband, and Mass Effect - and it's true. In other words, it was really difficult to cull down our favorite games to just three each.

Enjoy this week's podcast (we sure did). And hey. Let us know your 2017 GOTY!

 

 

Show Notes:


Run Time: 52 mins 50 sec
Intro and Outro music by Brad Sucks
Additional music from each game's respective trailers

 

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_457_-_2017_Games_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT

It's that time of year: the time where we gather together to celebrate the wonderful absurdity that is the video game industry.  2017 has been an outstanding year for games, but which game will win the coveted title of The Gamey-est  Game of the year?  Bust out the liquor and eggnog and listen in to find out.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_456_-_2017_Gameys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm PDT

This week on the EXP Podcast, we review the much-lauded Nier: Automata, a game that hides far more in its rusty, goofy-looking robots than you might expect. Love it or hate it, this is a one-of-a-kind game, so this is a debrief I've been eager to release. Give it a listen! When you're done, definitely look up the soundtrack - it's pretty great.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 64 mins 38 sec

- Music from the Nier Automata OST

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_455_-_Nier_Automata_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

Download this podcast and open the file. Surprise! You have a 1 in 4000 chance of winning a special version in which our voices are played at 3x speed. Most of you will get an episode in which we take a look at the recent loot box discussions and monetization plans in high profile games. Sorry to disappoint those looking for a Chipmunks version of the podcast.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_454_-_Loot_Box_Lunacy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

It's that time of the year where friends and families gather around an offensively large portion of food and give thanks. This time, Scott and I are joining the festivities by serving up some of the things we're thankful for in games. From esports money to in-game settings, here are some of the underappreciated life-changers we're glad to have in our gaming habitat.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_453_-_Giving_Thanks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm PDT

Put on your travelling cap, it's time to take an Odyssey with Mario to save Princess Peach from a bad Tinder date. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I discuss the much-anticipated Mario Odyssey. Join us while we discuss the dark origins of this particular tale. If you listen to this whole episode, you get a Moon.

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 39 mins 08 sec
- Music from Super Mario Odyssey

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_452_-_Mario_Odyssey_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

Ah, Paris: city of Zombies, ninjas, and procedurally generated adventures. This week, we talk about Sony's showing at Paris Games Week. There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff, so we dig through the announcements and maybe even commit a bit of light blasphemy by comparing Spelunky to the bible.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_451_-_Paris_Games_Week.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Scott and I have weaved our way through a barrage of bullets, over fields of violent vegetables, and through terrifying trainyards to bring you this week's EXP Podcast. At least, Cuphead is here and we've drunk down all (or most) of what the game has to offer. What makes this game so special? How difficult is Cuphead really? And did the conversation around its challenging nature tarnish our anticipation for this cartoon-era-inspired gem? All this and more on this week's episode!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_450_-_Cuphead_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55pm PDT

Hope in our magic wagon and mind the drive imps: it's time for a full debrief on Pyre! We touched on it a few episodes back, but now that we've both finished, it's time to talk about the weird intersection of arcade sports, turn based strategy, and dating simulators that is Pyre.

Direct download: Ep_449_-_Pyre_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT