Wed, 29 June 2011
The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the beaches are crowded, summer is in full swing. To celebrate, PopMatters just featured a great selection of the best summer entertainment. Our compatriots even offered up their choice for great games and podcasts for the season. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I continue the conversation with more of our own picks for games we associate with the summer. As always, we encourage you to join the discussion in the comments section below.
Some discussion starters:
- What games do you associate with the summer?
To listen to the podcast:
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_132_-_Summer_Lovin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am PDT
Wed, 22 June 2011
What do five-year-olds, mythical creatures, and Iranian history all have in common? They are all topics in this week's independent games podcast! This week, we take a look at Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure and The Cat and the Coup. Both are free and quick to play, so we encourage you to take a few minutes to experience two well-made, thought provoking games. After that, we invite you to listen in on our discussion that touches on everything from the value of game design to the nature of history. As always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments!
Direct download: indiecast_4_pony_coup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am PDT
Wed, 15 June 2011
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo has departed, but Scott and I are staying on topic just a little bit longer. Although we both missed the event this year, we kept abreast to the buzz coming out of Los Angeles. Consider us the clean-up crew, bringing you a serious, but not humorless, discussion of the rumors, technical innovations, and idiocies at this year's E3. Let us know your thoughts on all the E3 announcements in the comments section below.
Some discussion starters, in which I can ask anything I want:
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_131_-_E3_2011_Retrospective.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT
Wed, 8 June 2011
Jorge and I are still processing all the E3 madness, so we thought we'd talk about one of last week's big stories: Call of Duty: Elite. Activision's new Call of Duty social network promises to provide players with detailed battle statistics, group functionality, and a persistent profiles across multiple games. However, some of this comes at a price: parts of Call of Duty: Elite will only be available to those who pay a premium fee. It's move with very few precedents, so we thought it would be a good topic to discuss. As always, feel free to jump in with your thoughts in the comments!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_130_cod_elite.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28am PDT
Wed, 1 June 2011
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the state of Science Fiction in modern videogames. It turns out a mere smattering of words is not enough to thoroughly explore the veritable galaxy of topics regarding this ripe genre. Joined this week by Grayson Davis of Beeps & Boops, Scott and I discuss the good and bad of science fiction, a bit of Star Trek, time travel, and sources of excellent Sci-fi gaming. As always, we encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_129_sci_fi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT