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

Have you ever been playing a game and suddenly come across something that is a little bit..."off?"  I'm not talking about an NPC clipping through a wall or the weirdness you find in a Suda51 game; I'm talking about the little (or not so little) details that take you out of the experience.  For example, Sam Machkovech wrote a recent article about how, as resident of Seattle, Deadlight's depiction of the Emerald City left him cold.  We use his discussion of fictitious billboards and erroneous geography as a starting point and go on to discuss the ways in which small details impact a game's ability to foster a sense of place.  Do you have an eye for detail?  Have you played any games set in your hometown?  Feel free to jump into the comments with your thoughts!

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Show notes:

- Runtime: 33 min 45 sec

- "Dead Wrong," by Sam Machkovech via Unwinnable
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_188_-_Slightly_Off.mp3
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