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

Halo 5: Guardians just release, and for the first time since the series began, the latest entry in the franchise does not feature split screen co-op. I only just learned of this travesty moments before recordings, so feast your eyes this week on some shock and anger as it happens. Of course we also discuss ways to bring the benefits of couch co-op to the online space, so maybe there's hope yet!


Probably not...


Show Notes:

- Runtime: 35 mins 02 secs

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_352_-_Split_Ends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

Hey, I'm not saying that I'd pay for the ability to do the Carlton dance.  What I am saying is that maybe the fact that other people can pay for the ability to do the Carlton dance isn't all bad.  After all, it brings me enjoyment.  There's been lots of talk about microtransactions recently and not all of them have been as seemingly-benign as silly dances.  In fact, by the end of the show, things escalate to the point where Jorge and I start talking about nuclear proliferation.  Will we ever reach micro-transaction disarmament?  Listen in to find out.


Direct download: EXP_Podcast_351_-_The_Microtransaction_Mambo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Console exclusive games are increasingly rare in our current console habitat, but this hasn't always been the case. How have our hardware limitations shaped our playing habitats and how we see entire genres? Will the future of VR look like older console generations? Most importantly, what does Mr. Businessman think of the console wars of yore? All this and more on the latest EXP Podcast!

Show Notes:

- Runtime: 33 mins
- "That Time Final Fantasy Ditched Nintendo for Sony," by Patrick Klepek via Kotaku
- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_350_-_Hardware_Habitats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm PDT

They say no news is good news and this week we can't really argue with that.  It's been a little rough out there, but we can't use that as an excuse to turn a blind eye.  Instead we wade into the mess and actually manage to find a few glimmers of hope here and there.  In fact, you might say that we are the heroes Tony Hawk, Deus Ex, Batman all deserve.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_349_-_news_blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT