Wed, 29 June 2016
Well, Quake, you've had a good run but it's really time to calm down and grow up. You're not a teen anymore, so you'll have trade your nail gun for a briefcase and rocket jump your way into some adult responsibility. All of this is a roundabout way of saying that Quake came out 20 years ago. To mark this occasion, we give ourselves over to a Wikipedia black hole and talk about the other video game highlights of 1996. For the full experience, you should probably be listening to Jamiroquai on loop during this whole podcast.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_384_-_1996.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm PDT
Wed, 22 June 2016
Kratos is a daddy, Norman Reedus got naked for Hideo Kojima, and Link can climb now. It's time for our annual E3 debrief! It was a big show this year, with some amazing highlights, from Snoop Dog getting high at an EA event to me wishing I was high to play a virtual reality dinosaur game.
There was a ton of news, and we want to know what you think about it! Are you intrigued by the Xbox One S? Are you happy to see The Last Guardian actually get a release date? Let us know in the comments or, hey, shoot us an email. We're listening.
- Runtime: 1 hour 4 mins
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_383_-_E3_2016_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT
Wed, 15 June 2016
Dammit Leeroy, you were supposed to make a good Warcraft movie. We hate to break it to you, but it seems like Warcraft is joining the pantheon of cringe-worthy movies based on video games. Hey, it's not all bad though! It gives us a chance to dig into what makes a good video game inspired movie and take a short walk down memory lane to reminisce on the many gems of the silver screen.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_382_-_Warcraft_movie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT
Wed, 8 June 2016
Med kits and healing rays are the topic of this week's EXP podcast. What games have the most interesting healing mechanics? And why can't you damn Overwatch players just protect the Mercy already, yeesh. Christopher Gile fuels our conversation this week. Be sure to check out his Health 101 piece over on Gamasutra.
- Runtime: 29 mins 18 secs
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_381_-_For_Your_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT
Wed, 1 June 2016
When's the last time you gave a hearty thumbs up to an opponent who successfully trounced your entire team? If the answer is probably somewhere between "never" and "one time by accident," Blizzard is trying to change that. We're continuing our Overwatch discussion by talking about the things that help keep peace between teammates and opponents.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_380_-_Playing_Nice_in_Overwatch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PDT