Wed, 25 April 2018
After years of asking "Are we there yet?" everyone's favorite dad has pulled the metaphorical car over and dumped us into the mythical Norse wilderness. That's right, this week we talk about our first impressions of God of War. Grab your axe, grow out your beard, and brush up on your fatherly wisdom!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_474_-_GoW_first_impressions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
Wed, 18 April 2018
The yearly "beefcake" parade of video game protagonists is in full swing. In just two days, we get to become as Gods and rip arms off Viking deities. But are the power fantasies God of War provides really all that satisfying? How complex and interesting are the power fantasies video games provide and what other kinds of power can we find in games?
- Runtime: 35 mins 20 sec
- "Games Need More Power Fantasies Beyond Beefy Dudes with Big Guns" by Cameron Kunzelman via Waypoint
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_473_-_Power_Hungry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT
Wed, 11 April 2018
Overwatch's latest event is out, so it's time to see what those crafty omnics are up to. It seems like they've been taking some tips from zombies. Additionally, perennial husbando candidate Jeff Kaplan shared some thoughts about Overwatch's story and extended cast. What is the best way to have a canonical story in a multiplayer game? Is Mercy correct when she tells us that heroes can never die? What would happen if Hanzo just disappeared? All this and more in this week's show!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_472_-_Overwatch_Retribution.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT
Wed, 4 April 2018
This week on the EXP Podcast, we set sail on the Sea of Thieves! Bounty, plunder, adventure, and swashbuckling abound. But is there really enough to sink our scurvy-ridden teeth into? And if these waters are shallow, what treasure awaits the Sea of Thieves players when the crew at Rare give it the update it deserves? All this, and more, as we monkey around per usual.
- Runtime: 40 mins 37 sec
- Music from the Sea of Thieves OST
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_471_-_Sea_of_Thieves_Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT