Wed, 24 March 2021
Out of the way Michael Jordan, we've got a new set of Hall of Famers! Today on the EXP Podcast, we celebrate the latest finalists vying for a spot in the Strong Museum's Video Game Hall of Fame. We also question the purpose for a Hall of Fame, veto some games off the list, and submit our own entries in the category.
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_615_-_The_Hall_of_Fame.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT
Wed, 17 March 2021
Hey, far be it from me to criticize someone for quitting. Walking away from something is a great feeling. But when that "something" is Journey, I just have scratch my head. This week, we talk about why people seemed to play through Ghosts of Tsushima all the way to the end while leaving other open world games unfinished. This quickly leads us down a rabbit hole of trophy stats and psychoanalysis to figure out why, after purposely getting a game, so many folks walk away.
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_614_-_Endgame_exit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
Thu, 11 March 2021
There is one fruit that reigns above all others. A fruit whose protective peel hides untold possibilities for play. Is there any other fruit that can play a pivotal role in the future of gaming? No, say I, and Sony agrees. This week on the EXP Podcast, we talk about patents, peripherals, and bananas.
- Runtime: 38 min 38 sec
- "Sony’s latest patent application: a banana PlayStation controller," by Owen Good via Polygon
- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_613_-_Banana_Controllers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm PDT
Wed, 3 March 2021
You hear that? It's the sound of a jet pack gone quiet. Last week BioWare announced it's intention to shut down Anthem's relaunch, leaving us to wonder "What if?" This week, we go down the "what if?" road not just for Anthem, but for other games that seemed to have potential. We can't help but think that somewhere there's an alternate universe where we're all playing 1 vs. 100 and reading all of the GOTY awards for Cyberpunk. Maybe Anthem was the key to it all?
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_612_-_Anthem_Almost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT