Wed, 29 October 2014
This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I get up out of our seats and jump around! It's time to dissect the art and design of the perfect jump.
Oh! One other thing we forgot. The EXP Podcast has reached 300 episodes! Thanks to each and every one of you that have listened to the show over the years and jumped into this crazy experiment with us. We appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to filling your ear holes with more of "serious but not humorless" chatter.
- Runtime: 40 mins 43 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_300__-_Jumping_Around.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT
Wed, 22 October 2014
Your digital library might be limitless, but your entertainment center only has so much space on it. At a certain point it’s time to box up your old consoles and join the next generation. Before that happens, it’s worth taking a time to look back on some of the games that probably won’t make the generational leap. Even in today’s environment of cross-platform releases and remastered releases, there inevitably be experiences that will soon be lost to the sands of time. This week we talk about a few of these games and make some predictions about what will fade away as the sun sets on the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii.
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Direct download: EXP_Podcast_299_-_Last_gen_gems.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
Wed, 15 October 2014
On your lunch break? Starving for a mouth-watering podcast to sink your teeth into? Look no further! This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I head to the kitchen to discuss food in games. We round out the podcast at our usual thirty-minute mark, but there is a bounty of food topics to discuss in games. What are your favorite hunger mechanics? What are the most effective examples of eating in games? What is your favorite game that features food and why is it Chronotrigger?
- Runtime: 30 mins 23 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_298_-_Eating_Through_Games.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT
Wed, 8 October 2014
You wake up and roll out of bed. You strap on the rare gauntlets you found yesterday, you realize you don't have time for breakfast. When you reach the mouth of the cave, you load your rifle and pull the trigger. The thrall's head snaps back, it's body crumples to the ground, and you try to decide whether you hate this daily grind or whether it's the best thing in the world. This week, we revisit the concept of "grinding" in games. Whether it's farming rare items or trying to trying to level up, what lessons can we learn from devoting time to repetitive action? As always, jump into the comments and share stories from your time in the mines.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_297_-_The_Grind.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
Wed, 1 October 2014
What does P.T. stand for? Podcast time! This week on the show, Scott and I explore the endless hallways of P.T. and come back with our thoughts on the Silent Hills playable teaser, the creative mind of Hideo Kojima, and what the final product might look like in its most fearsome iteration. Also, after to listen to the podcast, come back and watch the YouTube analysis of the game by Marszie in the show notes. It's pretty great.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_296_-_PT_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT