Wed, 27 September 2017
Forget about the carnage taking place within the slowly shrinking blue circle; this week we're talking about a vicious battle taking place outside of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Ok, maybe it's actually more of a slap fight, but even so it's still entertaining. Epic has decided to release its own Battle Royale mode in their game Fortnite, but Blue Hole (publishers of PUBG) don't like the fact that their engine vendor seems to be directly lifting their playbook. I think the only way to resolve this is to drop them both onto and island and let them battle for supremacy.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_447_-_Epic_PUBG_Drama.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT
Wed, 20 September 2017
This week on the EXP Podcast, we wrestle with the dark underbelly of online gaming - its own players. With toxicity causing trouble in Overwatch, Steam's failure to address racist community groups, Campo Santo striking back against PewDiePie, the topic is on our mind. Even Bungie is reeling from a piece of armor that looks uncomfortably similar to a white supremacist logo. How should developers and publishers police their own communities? Should they?
This is a touchy subject this week folks, so we're sending our positive thoughts your way. Keep up the good fight!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_447_-_Players_Behaving_Badly.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm PDT
Wed, 13 September 2017
Jorge and I have been hard at work. Jorge has been fulfilling his destiny to become the best-dressed guardian in the universe while I've been practicing my 360 tomahawk jams. This week we do a check in on two of our most anticipated games of 2017: Destiny 2 and Pyre.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_445_-_Destiny_2_and_Pyre.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
Wed, 6 September 2017
In space, no one can hear you scream against unsafe working conditions and unethical labor contracts with faceless multinational corporations. This week on the podcast, we put on our space pants and drift into Tacoma. What does this short little follow-up to Gone Home have to say about AI, humanity, and the corporatocratic future? Join us and find out!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_444_-_Tacoma_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT