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

At long last, it is time to cleanse these foul streets good hunter. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the much anticipated system-seller: Bloodborne. Did it meet our expectations? Did Scott prove himself a "filthy casual?" Did we even make it out of this game alive!? Listen to find out. Also, if you are interested in reading more about the lore of Bloodborne, I encourage you to check out the short treatise on the game in the show notes.


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 53 mins 11 sec
- "The Paleblood Hunt: A Bloodborne Analysis," by "Redgrave"


- Music via Bloodborne OST

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_330_-_Bloodborne_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT

Every so often Jorge and I dive into the virtual newspaper and see if video game news is still weird and scary.  Good news: it is!  This week we talk about potential game to TV crossovers, the strange swamp of well-funded nostalgia is Kickstarter, and our dearly departed P.T.  Jump into the comments with your ideal animal adventure duo.  How about a badger and a fish?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_329_-_Myst_Kickstarter_Money_and_Ghosts.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

It's time once again to join Ness and friends on their journey through the wild and wacky world of Earthbound. This week on the podcast, Scott and I find all eight of the melodies, find similarities between Earthbound and Bloodborne, and venture through Fire Spring. We invite you all to play alone and of course you can listen to Part One, Part Two, and Part Three to catch up.

Show Notes:


- Runtime: 66 mins  52 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_328_-_Earthbound_Debrief_Part_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm PDT

In the span of about a week, Valve rolled out a program for monetizing video game mods on Steam.  Then, the Internet kind of blew up and they rolled it back.  Now that the dust is finally starting to settle, we recap what went down and where we should go from here.  How do you balance creative freedom with compensating creators?  What are the consequences of Valve's domination of the PC space?  Who will make us a  mod that replaces the puts Earthbound sprites into Hotline Miami?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_327_-_Mod_world.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT