The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

The Olympics are bigger, more complicated, and more rules-heavy then ever. Is it almost time for esports to take the stage? OK, how about competitive tag at least?

Show Notes:

* Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_628_-_Gaming_for_Olympic_Gold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

I have my issues with our particular dimension of reality and all its various...quirks...but games like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart prove that there is definitely fun to be had.  We've finished the game, so this week we're doing a full debrief on both the mechanics and the plot.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to converting my sprinkler system into an anti-robot security network.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_627_-_Ratchet_and_Cland_rift_apart_debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Nintendo is back at it again with a confounding, exciting(?), and curious update to their Nintendo Switch hardware lineup. Stand aside Switch Lite! Out of the way Nintendo Pro! Let's give an exciting applause for the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. That's right it's... *checks notes* slightly bigger!

Join us this week to have some jolly fun and discussing what we do find exciting about incremental upgrades.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_626_-_Nintendo_Kickstand_Hype.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

Ghost of Tsushima, Sony goes on a buying spree, Magic loses its...magic? The long, protracted summer of game announcements continues! Who would have guessed that a severely altered and smaller E3 would actually succeed in scattering a bunch of game news spores across the entire month of June? Far be it from us to look a gift horse in the mouth. This week, we talk about everything from director's cuts to Internet conspiracy theories as we continue wade through the flood of announcements and rumors.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_625_-_directors_cut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT