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

Gas up your tank folks, it's time to take a little joy ride around Gotham!  This week, we soar over the city streets and dive head first into Batman: Arkham Knight.  As with any debrief, we spend the first part of the show talking about the game's systems and then we dive into spoiler territory to talk about the plot.  What is the true nature of fear?  How does Batman balance vigilantism and justice?  When did Riddler find the time to create a vast underground network of race tracks?  If you have answers, let us hear them in the comments.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_339_-_Batman_Arkham_Knight.mp3
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EVO has come and gone, but the ringing in my ears from the fanatical shouts from the commentators continues. Who are these people and how did they get this job? What makes a good shoutcaster? More importantly, who will shoutcast the Scott vs. Jorge cage match we have scheduled later this year! Join us this week on the EXP Podcast while we commentate the commentators.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_338_-_The_Shoutcast_Cast.mp3
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We had some sad news this past week: long-time game developer and Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, died.  This week, we pay tribute to him by talking about his incredible career and accomplishments.  He leaves us with a huge legacy of outstanding games, so please jump into the comments with your memories.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_337_-_Satoru_Iwata.mp3
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That's it. We've had enough! Not of podcasting, but of some video games that just overstay their welcome. We can pinpoint why we play certain games, but why do we stop? When do we know when to quit? And what game elements make is reach that tipping point sooner than others? This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I explore the outer limits of our patience, bite into UI frustrations, and make some predictions. Join us!


Show Notes:


- Runtime: 34 mins 35 sec

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_336_-_Reaching_Your_Limits.mp3
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We've finally reached the end of Earthbound.  There's nothing to do now but recap the final challenges and do what we always do when we finish a game: discuss the nature of human fear and love, meditate on the line between spirituality and organized religion, etc.  You know: normal stuff.  We really enjoyed doing these in-depth talks on a classic game and hopefully you liked them too!  We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for a future debrief on a classic, let us know!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_335_-_Earthbound_debrief_part_5.mp3
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