The Experience Points Podcast
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Saddle up pardners: Today, you're riding out west with the EXP Gang.  OK, I'll stop.  This week, we discuss the recently released Western-FPS Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.  We cover everything from co-op, to cover mechanics, to Confederates.  Although the game had some shortcomings, it ended up provoking a fruitful discussion.  Feel free to mosey on over to the comments section to share your thoughts.

Some discussion starters:

- What are your favorite things about Western film and literature?  What games (Western or otherwise) evoke similar feelings? 

- How can the thematic topics seen in many Westerns (explorations of civilization and the wilderness, violence and the law, morality versus barbarism, etc.) best be incorporated into games?

- Are we getting to a point where co-op, much like competitive multiplayer, is becoming a standard feature that we expect from games?

- For those of you who played the game: What are your overall impressions? 

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Show notes:

- Run time: 39 min 14 sec
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_44_Juarez.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm PST