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EXP Podcast #445: Destiny 2 and Pyre check in

Jorge and I have been hard at work. Jorge has been fulfilling his destiny to become the best-dressed guardian in the universe while I've been practicing my 360 tomahawk jams. This week we do a check in on two of our most anticipated games of 2017: Destiny 2 and Pyre.

Duration: 00:43:21

EXP Podcast #44: Tacoma Debrief

In space, no one can hear you scream against unsafe working conditions and unethical labor contracts with faceless multinational corporations. This week on the podcast, we put on our space pants and drift into Tacoma. What does this short little follow-up to Gone Home have to say about AI, humanity, and the corporatocratic future? Join us and find out!

Duration: 01:00:01

EXP Podcast #443: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Debrief

This week we take a journey to the north and debrief on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. This game was flying beneath our radar, but we couldn't be happier that we made the time to play it. Do yourself a favor: grab some headphones, carve out a few hours, and thank your lucky stars that you don't live under the constant threat of being stalked by Fenrir.

Duration: 00:53:40

EXP Podcast #442: Titanfall 2 and Mecha Boredom

This week on the EXP Podcast, we pay a visit to Titanfall 2 and wonder where everyone went. Was it the dull brown of the landscape that cleared the room? Would this game be more popular if it had brighter colors, cooler names, or banana rockets? The answer is clearly yes. Everything is better with banana rockets.

Duration: 00:43:54

EXP Podcast #441: Considering a Comeback

Sometimes, you play a game once and then bounce off, never to return. Other times you see the potential, but are put off by a weird mechanic. And sometimes you're just too damn lazy to leave the house and interact with other human beings. This week, we discuss some games we're considering returning to. Some of them we've finished, others we originally gave up on. We also invent a new Pokemon Go mechanic that would be as dangerous as it would be entertaining.

Duration: 00:37:51

EXP Podcast #440: Splatoon 2 Debrief

The endless war between Mayonnaise and Ketchup continues in this EXP Podcast debrief on Splatoon 2. After we get into a heated discussion about condiments, we weigh in on the splatfest design, Nintendo's trouble relationship with online support, and the elements of Splatoon 2 that make this game so damn special.

Duration: 00:45:31

EXP Podcast #439: Nothin' but a PUBG Thang

Summertime means relaxing on an island. After murdering the 99 other people on that island of course. This week we dive out of a plane and into Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. Along the way we learn about abbreviations, Twitch drama, and that there's a high correlation between a game having someone's name in it and it's quality.

Duration: 00:37:14

EXP Podcast #438: Destiny 2 Beta Debrief

This week on the EXP Podcast, we put on our space helmets and meet up in the Tower to discuss the Destiny 2 beta. How do the new classes feel? Is this a significant departure from the first Destiny? How money hours will we spend farming motes of light? Who knows! Show Notes: * Music from Destiny 2 * Run time: 43 mins 15 secs

Duration: 00:40:25

EXP Podcast #437 - Star Wars LARPing

Strap on your bowcaster and fire up your T-16s folks: it's time to get immersed in the world of Star Wars. Disney is looking to bring a "100 percent immersive" Star Wars experience to us Earthlings, so Jorge and I decided it would be a good idea to brainstorm what the future has in store for us. Video games have dealt with the challenging concept of immersion for a long time, so we discuss some of the potential benefits and challenges of trying to stage an entire Star Wars live-action...

Duration: 00:33:36

EXP Podcast #436: Persona 5 Debrief

The last few months have been a whirlwind of good times with my Tokyo buds. I've laughed, I've cried, I've told my cat to shut up. Now, at long last, I've finally finished Persona 5. While it'll be awhile before Scott graduates Shujin Academy, it's time we dive into the hotly anticipated entry in the long-running Persona franchise. How do the characters stand out compared to Persona 4? Is this game more approachable? Which confident should you romance? All this and more in another EXP...

Duration: 00:53:24

EXP Podcast #435: Mid-year Check-in

Ah how time flies when you're desperately battling against its passage! We're halfway through 2017, so we decided to take stock of some topics that have been bubbling under the surface or were overlooked. VR, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, eSports labor strikes and more await you. Quick: listen while you still have your whole life ahead of you.

Duration: 00:43:23

EXP Podcast #434: A Classic Conversation

In Nintendo's infinite wisdom, the NES Classic has been discontinued. But never fear lovers of nostalgia! The hardware distribution experts at Nintendo have announced the SNES Classic, another retro-gaming option that you can pre-order now regret not pre-ordering within the first 30 minutes of its sale. Join us as we discuss the great games on the mini-console, and the great games mysteriously absent. Want to participate? Send us an email with your own favorite SNES games! Show...

Duration: 00:52:01

EXP Podcast #433: E3 2017 Debrief

It's time once again for our annual E3 debrief! This year we have some father-son drama, some good ol' fashioned pirate swashbuckling, hardware announcements, and so much more. Did we mention Mario? We've got some Mario too. Join us in the discussion and let us know your favorite games out of E3! Show Notes: - Music by Brad Sucks - Runtime: 66 mins 50 sec

Duration: 01:18:55

EXP Podcast #432: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 5

We finally did it! Ganon is banished, Hyrule is peaceful(ish), and we can go back to pursuing our true passion: equine science. Or maybe we'll finally open up our hearty durian farm. Then again, our shield surfing skills could use some work if we hope to make the olympics this year. In any case, we've finally finished Breath of the Wild and it's time to talk about the big picture.

Duration: 00:44:40

EXP Podcast #431: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 4

Our march through Hyrule continues. In this penultimate debrief, we find some mysterious glowing animals, play a round of golf, and visit the Rito and and Gorons. Jorge laments the cruel blood moon and Scott pours one out for Andre, the giant horse. Next up: Calamity Ganon and beyond!

Duration: 00:55:26

EXP Podcast #430: Overwatch Anniversary Party

Overwatch is one year old! Come celebrate by checking in on the state of the game and remembering those other year-old games that none of us can remember.

Duration: 00:30:35

EXP Podcast #429: Digital Disappearances in the News

This week we take a break to read the video game news and learn of many mysterious disappearances. Alan Wake has vanished, Red Dead Redemption 2 is no where to be found, and Destiny 2 is no where to be found on Steam, and Peter Parker is apparently hiding under the pseudonym "Nathan Drake." Time to get to the bottom of all this.

Duration: 00:34:35

EXP Podcast #428: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debrief, Part 3

The further adventure of Scott and Jorge in Hyrule continues! This week on the podcast, we take on cursed dragons, question the logic of putting children into seats of power, and discuss the social habits of the bad-ass Gerudo warriors.

Duration: 00:37:45

EXP Podcast #427: What Remains of Edith Finch debrief

You know, the most tragic thing about What Remains of Edith Finch is that all the tragedy could have been avoided with a competent architect and a proper building inspection. Structural issues aside, there are still plenty of things to talk about in Giant Sparrow's latest narrative-driven game. Strap in: it's one where we discuss the very nature of the medium itself. Plus there's some Wendigo talk in there too.

Duration: 01:02:42

EXP Podcast #426: Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Debrief

This week on the EXP Podcast, we journey to find the dark soul, deep in the Ringed City. It's the last time we delve into a Dark Souls game. What does this foray hold besides numerous deaths? Where will the adventure lead us? What will we do if it leads us to Midir?

Duration: 01:00:29

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