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

Everyone's favorite lovable stoners are coming to Call of Duty, about 50 years too late to be culturally relevant. This week on the podcast, we try to draw a line between interesting and relevant in-game partnerships and the pup-culture goop that is Content with a capital "C". Don't puff, puff, pass on this one!


Show Notes:

- "Everything is Content Now," by Patrick (H) Willems via YouTube

- Music by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_734_-_Call_of_Cheech_Weedzone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

It's finally Spring again around these parts, which means it's time for one of our favorite annual rituals: the yearly Journey playthrough!  For whatever reason, Jorge and I both had cautionary tales of resource scarcity and environmental collapse on the brain (I blame Barrett and the rest of Avalanche) and it just goes to show that you can still get something new out of a game every time you play it.  Twelve years on and we're still finding new treasures in the desert.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_733_-_2024_Journey_Debrief.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

We discuss why Final Fantasy VIII is actually awesome, how the remake is changing the legacy of the franchise, and what's up with the best (and worst) Final Fantasy games.


Show Notes:
- Music by Brad Sucks
"Final Fantasy is the Best, Area Man Claims," via Polygon

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_732_-_Final_Fantasy_Rules.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am PDT

Reports of us rejoining the lifestream have been greatly exaggerated.  We're back after being under the weather, but we return having played a bunch of new games.  We have Helldivers, Donkey Kong, and more, including 2024 gamiest-game contender Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.  While we're only a few hours into what will undoubtedly be an enormous game, there is plenty to talk and speculate about.  Grab a comfy cushion to soften this rickety old bench and join us!

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_731_-_FF7_rebirth_first_impressions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT