Wed, 29 August 2018
I used to be worried about gene splicing, but then Motion Twin synthesized a hybrid of Dark Souls, Spelunky, Castlevania, along with a generous helping of their own secret sauce. Now I'm fully onboard with our wonderful future of procedural, rogue-like, side-scrolling combat exploration games. This week, we talk about Dead Cells!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_492_-_Dead_Cells_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
Wed, 22 August 2018
Admit it. You hate Luigi.
Even if you don't, we can all agree the younger Mario brother is the "green sheep" in the family. Inspired by Polygon's recent history of Luigi's unfortunate status in gaming, we discuss our feelings towards loser characters - from Luigi to Link.
- Runtime: 31m
- "When Did Luigi Become Nintendo's Punching Bag," via Polygon
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_491_-_Everyone_Hates_Luigi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT
Wed, 15 August 2018
The future is here! Again. For at least the third time this year. It's like the future doesn't want to leave us alone. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the MagicLeap, a new pair of Alternate Reality goggles that promise to change the way we see the world - and the way we play in it.
- Runtime: 33m
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_490_-_Technophilia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT
Wed, 8 August 2018
We've always suspected that Nintendo has sold millions of hardware and software units, but what if I told you they made mii-lions? Well now you can check for yourself! Nintendo has taken their investor relations site to the next level and opened the books on all (well, almost all; RIP Virtual Boy) their console platforms. This week we dive in and compare the golden geese with the goose eggs!
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_489_-_Nintendo_Numbers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT
Tue, 31 July 2018
When automated robots and talking Amazon devices take over the world and subject us to all kinds of dehumanizing experiments in the name of creating a half-man half-robot demigod, will we think back to video games as the harbinger of the end days?
This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss all of the little things (and sometimes big things) we let our games handle - for better or worse.
- Runtime: 37m 21s
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_488_-_Automation_Station.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm PDT