The Experience Points Podcast (general)
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We have journeyed the highest peak in midgard and battled the fiercest emissaries of Odin himself to bring you this week's episode. Today on the EXP Podcast, we review God of War

When you and your son are ready, turn up the volume and listen close to the full debrief, spoilers and all.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_479_-_God_of_War_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

Quick: tell me everything you know about cryptocurrency and the buying and selling of video games! Joke's on you: while you've been struggling to put together an explanation that is simultaneously cogent without making you sound like a snake oil salesman, I've mined all those precious digital coins you covet so much. I'm off to buy all the sweetest games. Maybe if you're lucky, I'll sell them to you. Yes; this week we're talking about a trifecta of topics we have only a vague grasp on: blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the used games market. Join us in trying to figure out this exhausting new world!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_477_-_Blockchains_and_Buybacks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

I declare Parley! Which I think means you have to stop what you're doing and listen to this episode. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the unspoken rule of Parley in Sea of Thieves that is making the waters a little more sailor-friendly.


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 46 mins 22 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_475_-_Rules_of_Parley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

The yearly "beefcake" parade of video game protagonists is in full swing. In just two days, we get to become as Gods and rip arms off Viking deities. But are the power fantasies God of War provides really all that satisfying? How complex and interesting are the power fantasies video games provide and what other kinds of power can we find in games?


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 35 mins 20 sec

-  "Games Need More Power Fantasies Beyond Beefy Dudes with Big Guns" by Cameron Kunzelman via Waypoint

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_473_-_Power_Hungry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT

This week on the EXP Podcast, we set sail on the Sea of Thieves! Bounty, plunder, adventure, and swashbuckling abound. But is there really enough to sink our scurvy-ridden teeth into? And if these waters are shallow, what treasure awaits the Sea of Thieves players when the crew at Rare give it the update it deserves? All this, and more, as we monkey around per usual.


Show Notes:

- Runtime: 40 mins 37 sec

- Music from the Sea of Thieves OST

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_471_-_Sea_of_Thieves_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Everything old is new again! This week on the EXP Podcast, we talk about some of the old classics we've been playing, from the Journey anniversary celebration to some high-heel-action in Bayonetta


Music from Bayonetta and Journey OST.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_469_-_Remaster_Blasters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

In a time where in-game purchases, DLC, and loot boxes are everywhere, does warning consumers about gaming monetization provide much value? The ESRB thinks so! This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss why the ESRB wants to make some labelling changes and what types of notifications we'd like to see on our games.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_367_-_Rated_P_for_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT