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

Watch out, that pikachu is driving a tank and it looks disgruntled!  But perhaps not as disgruntled as Nintendo and the Pokemon Company's lawyers must be right about now.  Yes, it's time to talk about Palworld.  Part catching monsters and putting them in your pocket, part hitting trees and crafting gear, and all the rage on the Internet - Palworld has clearly tapped into something that both Pokemon and survival game fans have been searching for!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_728_-_Palworld.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

It feels like we just caught our breath from the game release whirlwind of 2023, but there's no time to delay.  2024 is here and it's bringing a pretty unique list of games with it.  This week, we talk about some of our most anticipated games and make some predictions about the unknown unknowns lurking out there.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_727_-_The_Year_Ahead_2024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT

Our GOTY-cast is out, but before we leave 2023 behind we need to spotlight some of the great games that almost made our lists. It was a fantastic year for games, so be sure to try some of these games soon before you move on to the hot new thing!

Show Notes:

- Music by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_726_-_2023_Game_of_the_Year_Leftovers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

We made it!  2023 is over, which means it's time to talk about our top games of the year.  Every year we challenge ourselves to embrace brevity and pick our top three.  2023's landslide of great games made this an even more fun challenge than usual, as did the ongoing meta game of trying to predict if our picks will overlap.  Next week we'll talk about some of the other great games that we didn't get to highlight, but for now, join us for the brightest of all the shining stars.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_725_-_2023_Games_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT