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

We finally did it!  Ganon is banished, Hyrule is peaceful(ish), and we can go back to pursuing our true passion: equine science.  Or maybe we'll finally open up our hearty durian farm.  Then again, our shield surfing skills could use some work if we hope to make the olympics this year.  In any case, we've finally finished Breath of the Wild and it's time to talk about the big picture.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_432_-_BotW_debrief_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT

Our march through Hyrule continues.  In this penultimate debrief, we find some mysterious glowing animals, play a round of golf, and visit the Rito and and Gorons.  Jorge laments the cruel blood moon and Scott pours one out for Andre, the giant horse.  Next up: Calamity Ganon and beyond!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_431_-_BotW_debrief_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

This week we take a break to read the video game news and learn of many mysterious disappearances.  Alan Wake has vanished, Red Dead Redemption 2 is no where to be found, and Destiny 2 is no where to be found on Steam, and Peter Parker is apparently hiding under the pseudonym "Nathan Drake."  Time to get to the bottom of all this.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_429_-_News_roundup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm PDT

The further adventure of Scott and Jorge in Hyrule continues! This week on the podcast, we take on cursed dragons, question the logic of putting children into seats of power, and discuss the social habits of the bad-ass Gerudo warriors. 


You know, the most tragic thing about What Remains of Edith Finch is that all the tragedy could have been avoided with a competent architect and a proper building inspection.  Structural issues aside, there are still plenty of things to talk about in Giant Sparrow's latest narrative-driven game.  Strap in: it's one where we discuss the very nature of the medium itself.  Plus there's some Wendigo talk in there too.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_427_-_Edith_Finch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

You won't find more stalwart defenders of video games as an artistic medium than Jorge and me, but even we have our moments of feeling self conscious.  How does one describe the plot of Metal Gear Solid or talk about the hour the spent trying to shape a virtual brow line without feeling just a tad embarrassed?  This week we revisit the concept of game shame, recount sick burns from loved ones, and try to rationally justify our relationship with Tom Nook.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_425_-_Embarassing_Games.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

eek, bringing you a riveting discussion of big ol' horses, the Hylian Real Estate market, and Zoran biology. We've also got some serious questions about Link's moral fiber and tardy appearance in Hyrule.

 

Runtime: 51 mins 

Music: "On Horse (Day)" and "Champion Mipha's Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Official Soundtrack


Microsoft revealed some more information on their Xbox One refresh, project Scorpio.  This kind of mid-cycle upgrade is still a new thing in the console space, so we use the new information as a starting point to check in on the PlayStation 4 Pro, the state of 4K and HDR, and the current console exclusives.  Additionally, we almost talk ourselves into buying a Game Boy camera and printer.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_423_-_Scorpio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Nothing like waking up from a century-long nap to get you in the mood for wandering the wilderness.  What's that?  You're hungry?  Well don't you worry; we've got enough strange mushrooms and fiery peppers to keep you fueled up and ready to survive even the fiercest blizzard.  Here, take this sword.  Don't get too attached to it though; it'll break if you sneeze too hard.

Yes, it's time for part 1 of what will likely be a periodic, multi-episode debrief on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_421_-_BotW_pt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm PDT

Sharpen up your kusarigama and pack plenty of salt: we're talking about Nioh.  This week we get into our podcast stance and apply all our ki in an attempt to understand the game's numerous complex mechanics.  But mostly we just talk about evil yokai and pancakes.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_419_-_Nioh_debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT