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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...


Video Game Addiction a Disease, The Exorcist VR and What It's Like at E3

Today the gang welcomes a very special guest with us, Mr. Scott Clark, host of the Gaming Outsider podcast as we touch on the World Health Organization declaring video game addiction a disease of sorts. Dan plays some Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pat gets into Mario Tennis Aces, Stoy gets spooooooked by The Exorcist VR, and Scott tries to talk everyone into Moonlighter. Scott Clark was an attendee at E3 and he shares some of his experiences on the show floor, and what was hot, and what was not....


E3 Wrap Up Best and Worst, Fortnite Cross Play and Detroit Become Human

E3 is FINALLY over but we still have so much to talk about in this episode, especially the Fortnite controversy and WHY you cannot cross play with Sony. Today we welcome special guest Jordan to share some of the best to have come out of this past E3, and some of the worst and cringiest as well. Dan REALLY gets into Detroit Become Human, Pat plays some Unravel Two, Stoy plays Shaq Fu and Vampyr, and Jordan prepares himself for Kingdom Hearts 3 by playing some Birth By Sleep. We wrap up E3 by...


Explaining Pokemon, Sony Press Conference and Nintendo Tree House - E3 Day 4

Today as part of our special E3 coverage we go through a recap of Sony's press conference, if you would call it that, and the Nintendo Treehouse Live showcase. For Nintendo's Treehouse we bring on @MicahTheBrave to explain to us why we should be getting in to the new Pokemon Let's Go for the Switch, and all the Super Smash Bros Ultimate hype! Stoy gushes like a little girl for Resident Evil 2 ReMake, and Dan is super confused by Death Stranding...again. Thanks for joining us on this...


Square Enix and Ubisoft Press Conferences - E3 Day Three

We are entering Day 3 of E3 Press conferences talking about Square Enix and Ubisoft's conferences from Monday June 11th. Square Enix didn't show much of anything really, except for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts III and a tease for Babylon's Fall, but Ubisoft tossed out some hits and interesting showcases (like more Division 2, Skull and Bones, and Starlink featuring Starfox!)! We are joined by Twitch streamer Swiftflux (who was a former developer from Ubisoft of Watch Dogs 2!) to...


Microsoft and Bethesda Press Conferences - E3 Day Two

Welcome to a special episode of EXPCast : Elder Scrolls 76 Edition! Pat, Stoy and Dan sit down to talk about their impressions of the Microsoft and Bethesda conferences at E3 2018. They share their thoughts on Forza, Crackdown, Halo, Gears of War, Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls, Skyrim Amazon Alexa Very Special Edition, and Rage 2! Thanks for tuning in and following along with us during E3! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EXPCast.


EA Press Conference Loot Box Free Edition - E3 Day One

Thanks for tuning in to the first episode of our E3 2018 coverage with our impressions of the first major conference, EA. Today Pat, Stoy and Dan sit down to talk about Battlefield V news, FIFA 19 getting the Champions League update, the new Star Wars game from Respawn Entertainment called Jedi Fallen Order, and a TON of Anthem drops and indie games. Oh yeah, and Unravel Two is NOW OUT! Thanks for listening!


Pokemon Quest, E3 Rumors and Top 10 Mini Games within Games

Today we sit down (as opposed to standing up) to talk about all the E3 rumors and news that came out within the last week up to the episode (Fortnite for the Switch!? Pokemon! "leaked" lists). Dan FINALLY plays Darksiders, and struggles his way through Agony, while Pat plays Pokemon Quest and Dark Souls Remastered and Stoy delves more into Detroit Become Human and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. We present the Top 10 List for Best Mini Games Within Games That Distract You From the Main...


Detroit: Become Human And Narrative Games That Deal With Choice And Consequence

It's the Pat and Stoy show today as the two of us sit down to discuss the demise of Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked membership. Adding to that we talk about games like God of War, State of Decay 2, Runner 3, some game about Sushi, and of course Detroit: Become Human. We also go on a great side quest talking about great and not-so great games that deal in choice and consequence; what games are out there that have you REALLY affect the outcome of the stories and your relationships with your...


Black Ops 4, State of Decay 2, and Some of Video Gaming's Biggest Plot Twists

Stoy weighs in on the Black Ops 4 reveal and how the franchise will soon most likely not have any narrative campaigns whatsoever, all the while talking about the first few hours playing State of Decay 2 and jumping back into Destiny 2 again. Dan plays some Little Witch Academia and works on his arcade cabinets, and Pat beats Ni No Kuni II, and gets into Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux for the 3DS and Dragon Crown Pro. After all that, we embark on a side quest where we discuss our...