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

The video game subscription scene got a bit more crowded this week after Sony revealed their new PlayStation Plus tiers. It's clear they're leaning into the retro angle as well as streaming games, but how does it compare to what Microsoft and Nintendo are doing? This week we do some analysis as well as grapple with the tangled web of monthly recurring bills that has come to comprise the bulk of our entertainment budgets.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_659_Playstation_plus_premium.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06am PST

This week on the EXP Podcast, we get into Tunic - an adorable little homage to Zelda that actually seems pretty difficult. We also get back on the Elden Ring horse (Torrent, I guess), and explore what makes this game, or all Souls games, special.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_658_-__Oops_All_Castles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm PST

Every year, Jorge and I play Journey on the anniversary of its release. We don't always talk about it since, honestly, if you took a drink every time we mentioned Journey on any randomly-selected show you'd probably be rushed to the hospital before the episode ended. However, this year is special: we are celebrating a decade of Journey! We're ten years in and still finding new things to appreciate about one of the medium's truly outstanding works. We hope you can join us in continuing the discussion and perhaps even go with us on next year's trip through the desert?

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_657_-_Journey_decade_debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

It's back to the beginning to discuss some of the best intros. Inspired by this Top 13 list, we talk about our own favorite introductions and why if you're new to the Souls franchise and playing Elden Ring you should really jump into holes.

 

Show notes:
* Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_656_-_The_Best_Intros.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm PST

Gather round, fellow Tarnished, and let us trade tales of accidentally falling off cliffs, getting one-shotted by weird tree monsters, and compulsively picking berries. Elden Ring is here and it's time to do an initial debrief on our early hours with the game. It appears to be a massive undertaking, so we will likely do subsequent check ins as we progress. For now though, let's enjoy a moment of peace in our very own site of lost grace.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_655_-_Elden_Ring_debrief_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm PST