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

The following information is for your eyes only: This week, the Experience Points Podcast discusses Call of Duty: Black Ops.  Topics such as the game’s campaign structure, its multiplayer philosophy, and its relationship with historical subject matters are covered.  Be careful: surveillance indicates the presence of plot spoilers towards the end of show.  Your mission: listen to the show and then share any of your thoughts in order to add to the growing body of intelligence surrounding this massive gaming phenomenon.  Remember: if you are caught, your Gamertag will be wiped from the records and the government will deny any knowledge of your existence.
Some discussion starters:

- Does the single player campaign’s linear style still hold up?  What is the right balance between set pieces and emergent gameplay?

- What makes the Call of Duty multiplayer system popular?  How do rule systems, statistics, artistic choices, and cultural dynamics impact your enjoyment?

- How does Black Ops relate to historical reality?  What is its place among other Cold War fiction?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 37 min 31 sec
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_105_codblops.mp3
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