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

Our blades are sharp and our bellies are full with cat food. You know what that means? It's time to go a-huntin'! This week on the EXP Podcast, we dive deeper into Monster Hunter World and review some of the game's more complex offerings.

 

Show Notes:

 

- Runtime: 45 mins 06 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_465_-_Monster_Hunter_World_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm PST

The first three signs of the video game apocalypse have arrived. "And so it will be, that false peace, false heroes, and falses hats herald the end of days." This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss this year's ill portents and what could possibly be inside Toad's head? And more importantly, is it edible?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_463_-_The_Toad_Revelations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm PST

We are back from a one-week break, where we busied ourselves by constructing a massive functional Jaeger mecha out of cardboard. Then we come back to Nintendo's big announcement stealing our thunder! This week on the EXP Podcast, we chat about liquid snake, paper cuts, shitty kids toys, and a whole lot of Nintendo news.

 

 

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 39 mins 32 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_461_-_In_the_Labo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm PST

It's not every day when you see a new genre emerge. Kart racing, fighting games, and now perhaps battle royal? This week we start off with a visit to our favorite vaguely post-apocalyptic eastern-European island and eventually travel to the limits of how we categorize some of our favorite types of games.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_460_-_A_genre_is_born.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm PST

It's time to put the old behind us! 2017 was a great year for games, but who's to say 2018 won't be even better. With God of WarWattam, and maybe even Red Dead Redemption around the corner, there are a ton of games to look forward to. This week, we count down our most anticipated games of the new year.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_459_-_The_Year_Ahead_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

This week on the EXP Podcast, we have reports from Destiny 2's first raid, our thoughts on the upcoming slate of Nintendo games as well as the company's bizarre approach to streaming, and a conversation about Red Dead Redemption 2. Will "Juan" Marston make an appearance? I sure hope so. All this and more, so give it a listen!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_448_-_Too_Cool_To_Be_True.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm PST

In space, no one can hear you scream against unsafe working conditions and unethical labor contracts with faceless multinational corporations. This week on the podcast, we put on our space pants and drift into Tacoma. What does this short little follow-up to Gone Home have to say about AI, humanity, and the corporatocratic future? Join us and find out!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_444_-_Tacoma_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm PST