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Video Game Marketing, Pokemon Let's Go and The Video Game Awards

The gang is all back together to talk about video game marketing, and how promotion and marketing got us interested in games we never would have ever dreamed of playing. Before that we talk about The Video Game Awards nominees, Nintendo suing people, and Fallout 76's funny server crash. Everyone played Pokemon Let's Go and talks about it in length, Dan also played Child of Light, Pat plays a lot of Spyro and Stoy played Summer Lesson PSVR....weird. Thanks for listening, follow us @EXPCast on...


The Golden Age of Gaming, Chicago's Amusement Tax, and Call of Cthulu

Finally returning back to normal, Pat and Stoy go into a deep conversation questioning "are we currently in the golden age of video games?" Before we get into that lengthy discussion we talk about Chicago's Amusement Tax, XO18, and the new Detective Pikachu trailer! Pat plays a lot of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and talks about the Castlevania Season II series, and Stoy plays Deracine on the PSVR, and Call of Cthulu and Red Dead Redemption 2. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...


Extra Life Special Episode, What We Played All Day, and Red Dead Redemption 2

We've got a very special episode with quite a few guests, Scott Clark from The Gaming Outsider podcast, Micah from The Carve podcast, and Josh from Price Challenge on YouTube! Today we are recording live at Stoy's Extra Life charity event, an event where a bunch of us sit together and play video games for 24 hours to raise money for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Listen to us talk about games we've been playing like Red Dead Redemption 2, Mega Man 5 and Mega Man X, Agony, Diablo 3 on the...


Twitch Con Visit, Streamer Interviews, and Borderlands 2 VR!

Pat and Stoy take a weekend and go to Twitch Con in San Jose, CA! Stoy takes in the many sights and sounds of the conference and shares what all went on, and Pat meets new friends and streamers! While there, Stoy got to play Borderlands VR, and some Call of Duty Blackout! He also put in a hefty amount of time playing Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and actually has fun with it. Pat jumps back into The Messenger and The World Ends With You. At the end of the podcast, Pat conducts an interview...


Josh from That Pixel Life, BLOPS IIII, and the PSVR 2 Year Anniversary Episode

The gang welcomes Josh Faulkner from That Pixel Life Podcast to talk about the PSVR's 2nd birthday! We share our favorite games, experiences, and our visions on where VR is headed into the future. Not only that, we talk about Obama hatin' on some Pokemon, Days Gone being delayed again, flossin' in Forza Horizon 4, and games like Astro Bots, Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Lego DC Super Villains, Outlast II and Slender Man. Follow Josh on his Podcast That Pixel Life, and on Facebook...


Extra Life Video Game Charity, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Rockstar Games Overtime!

Extra Life video game marathon, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and working overtime are all part of today's discussions. Trying out a new format, the boys change things up a bit by first talking about streaming Overwatch and Claire, and playing games like The Missing, Mario Party, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mega Man 11, and The World Ends With You. We also talk about Extra Life, a video game marathon event where you raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals! Playing games for a good...


Third Quarter in Review, Astrobots, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Super Mario Party

After Stoy screws up the intro again, and derails things by talking about the UFC fight last weekend, the gang sits down to talk and reminisce about the recent third quarter of games, like Spiderman, The Messenger, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more! Besides that, we talk more about the Telltale Games debacle, Microsoft's XO18 event, and playing games like Spiderman, Mega Man 11, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Astrobots for the PSVR (A MUST HAVE!!), and Super Mario Party. Thanks for listening,...


Mega Man ICON Episode, Forza Horizon, and Life is Strange 2

Today the gang welcomes very special guest Chris Owens from the Gaming Outsider Podcast to talk about the Blue Bomber himself, Sonic the...I mean, MEGA MAN! Before going on a weird rant about ASMR Twitch streams, we talk about playing Spiderman, Life is Strange 2, Creed PSVR and Madden 19. For our special ICON episode, Pat leads the discussion to take us through the storied history of one of video games' most iconic super heroes. We talk about his varied game series', through all the ups and...


Top 10 Treasure Hunters, Telltale Gamers Shut Down, and Bowsette?

Sorry for the delay in posting today's episode, we had a heck of a weekend! But besides going through our own Top 10 List of Treasure Hunters in Video Games, and finding out that Stoy is an ALIEN RACIST, we talk about the layoffs and shut down at Telltale Games, and the supposed glimmer of hope that The Walking Dead Final Season has. We ALL play Spiderman, but Stoy seems to be taking his time with it because he's still playing Destiny 2 and forced to play The Crew 2, and Pat plays two JRPGs...


Seth Andrews Interview, Bubble Gum For The Brain, and the Nintendo Direct

Sorry for being a week late, but we've got a big episode today! In this week's episode Dan sits down with Seth Andrews (at around 1:18:00), part of the Thinking Atheist podcast, public speaker, AND now a Twitch streamer to talk about "bubble gum for the brain," and finding video games late in life. Obviously we have a lot to say about Spiderman, but we also played other games! Pat played Old School Musical and Dragon Quest 11, Dan played some more Dragon Ball Fighterz, and Stoy got some time...


Spiderman Puddlegate, The Messenger, and Retro Games Becoming a Sub Genre

The crew is reunited again as we tackle on the recent Spiderman "puddlegate" controversy, as well as talking about the games we've been playing like Minit, Donut County, Monster Hunter Generations, Yakuza, The Messenger, Far Cry Dead Living Zombies, Firewall Zero Hour (THE MUST HAVE PSVR GAME!) and Assassin's Creed Origins. We tackle a side quest again to talk about the retro revival; games that are inspired by retro-style graphics a la the 8 and 16 bit eras. Do they hold a place in modern...


The Jacksonville Shooting, Xbox All In One, Dead Cells and Cyberpunk!

The sad, unfortunate shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville shocked the world, and we at EXPCast want you to know that YOU matter, and if you need ANY help at all, do not hesitate to call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Other than that, Pat and Stoy talk about Amazon Prime changes, the new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay video, Xbox's All in One program, Dead Cells, Guacamelee 2, Shenmue 2 and Assassin's Creed Origins. Our side quest is about backlogs; why do we get so into games...


Ninja's Twitter Remarks, Comfort Food Games, and The Walking Dead

Dan says he got whisked away for work this weekend so we brought on a fellow listener Dave to the show! He says he locked Dan in a closet, so we're not sure who to believe at this point...anyway, still going on with a great episode! Today we talk about Twitch streamer Ninja's "controversial" remarks about streaming with women, Pat plays a lot of Darksiders and the new Walking Dead Game, Stoy dusts off his PSVR to play some Killing Floor 2, Super Hot, and Okami HD, and Dave plays a lot of NHL...


Top 10 Games Telltale Games Should Make, Fallout 76 Details, and Okami HD

Dan's recovering from his bachelor party extravaganza in Chicago today, so it's just Pat and Dan as they sit and do a small speed run of the news from the last week (Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Resident Evil 2 Platinum Edition, and Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay). Stoy plays MORE games than Pat this time, who only played Darksiders. Stoy played some Crew 2 co-op with a friend, Okami HD for the Switch, and Prince of Persia Backwards Compatible on the Xbox One. It's another Top 10 List as the...


Fortnite Coaches and Games That Come Out TOO Early or TOO Late

Today the crew sits down to talk about parents hiring Fortnite coaches for their kids! The MADNESS! Other than that, Pat competes in a Mega Man 2 Speed Run competition with our friends over at The Gaming Outsider Podcast and also plays Warioware Gold, Dan beats Detroit Become Human, and Stoy starts his "backlog" by finally beating Rise of the Tomb Raider. We go on a side quest to talk about video games that may have released a bit too early (Mass Effect, No Man's Sky, and Street Fighter 5 to...


Uncharted Movie, Microsoft Streaming System, and Lore in Video Games

The trio sits down to talk about their "up north" adventures last weekend all the while fitting in some video game talk. We discuss the possibility of a Microsoft video game "streaming" system, Nathan Fillion's Uncharted short film, and games like No Guts No Glory, Far Cry 5 Lost on Mars, Octopath Traveler, Lion's Song, Earthfall, and more! Dan leads the discussion on lore in video games; what are some great examples of lore in video games (Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, etc.) and some bad ones...


Sonic The Hedgehog ICON Episode

Dan and Stoy sit down to talk about everything and anything we know of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sega's beloved mascot for over 30 years. Dan leads us in this episode and shares his origin story, his adventures against Dr. Robotnik, and even talks about his anime and cartoon history! Make sure to share this episode with your fellow Sonic fans! Thanks for listening!


Working For A Game Developer, Fixing Toxicity in Multiplayer Games, and Swiftflux

Today we invite special guest Swiftflux to the podcast to talk about Ubisoft and Blizzard trying different ways to curb hostility and toxic behavior in their multiplayer games, working in the video game industry (at Ubisoft) and some insight on how things work on the inside! Dan plays some cat-girl game, Pat enjoys Octopath Traveler,, Stoy enjoys his $150 Xbox Elite controller and Swiftlux is TRYING to finish God of War all the while playing PUBG and Pokemon Go. Be sure to like and follow us...


Life is Strange SPOILERCAST, The Crew 2, and Photo Mode in Video Games

Today's episode is a very special episode where we go QUITE in depth into the Life is Strange Universe. Not only do Pat and Stoy share their greatest moments, memories, and discuss the overlaying themes of the series, they also speculate on what the next season of Life is Strange 2 is going to be (Pat has QUITE the assumption!). Not only that, Stoy plays a lot of The Crew 2 and actually enjoys it, Pat 100%s Assassins Creed Rogue, and Dan is STILL missing. If you have any information on his...


Top 10 Games of 2018 (So Far), Google's New Video Game System, and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night

It's just Pat and Stoy today as we try to envision what Google's new system could be; a streaming device, or a full on hardware system? Besides that Pat's 100%'ed Rise of the Tomb Raider, Hollow Knight AND Yoku's Island Express (he's been busy), and Stoy played The Crew 2 and Life is Strange, as well as the beta for Bloodstained Ritual of the Night. 2018 so far has been a great year of games so we go through our Top 10 list of great games to have come out in 2018 SO FAR. Be sure to follow us...