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EXP Podcast #549: Sonic, VR, and Tall Grass

The Experience Points Podcast

Release Date: 11/28/2019

EXP Podcast #579: Destination Creation show art EXP Podcast #579: Destination Creation

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What makes "Making" good? This week on the EXP Podcast, inspired by  by Ian Walker, we discuss the act of creation, what makes destruction is so easy and satisfying, and how we might elevate otherwise tedious in-game acts. We also chat a little about The Last of Us 2, a game all about destroying - both yourself and others.  Show Notes: - "," by Ian Walker via Kotaku - Runtime: 39min 07sec - Music by 

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It's a news-y sort of week around here, so let's dive right in. Don't look for this podcast on Mixer: we've already made the jump to hyperspace and are on our way to reclaim our Guinness World Record for podcasting and share one last chili dog with our favorite influencer.

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We have seen the future and it looks like a binder full of Magic cards. This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss the newly unveiled PlayStation 5 and some of the games coming to the console when it launches... when? For how much? Leaning one way or the other on next-gen? Let us know your console of choice and why by shooting us an email!  Show Notes: - Runtime: 42 min 45 sec - Music by 

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EXP Podcast #576: The Alternate History of the Game Gear Micro show art EXP Podcast #576: The Alternate History of the Game Gear Micro

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90s kids: get out your bifocals and strap on your sock garters: Sega has not one, but four new consoles for you! Yes, this week we squint and discuss the Sega Game Gear Micro, muse about the alternate history where this made sense, and wrap up by thinking through other alternate video game realities.

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EXP Podcast #575: A Conversation Only Somewhat About Games show art EXP Podcast #575: A Conversation Only Somewhat About Games

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This week on the EXP Podcast, we share a meandering conversation somewhat about games and somewhat about the ongoing racial injustices that are on everyone's mind. We encourage you to skip this episode if it's not what you need right now. We also encourage you to stay educated, stay safe, and stay active via donations, direct action, or however you can. Music by Brad Sucks

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Sometimes, you just have to do your job. Hopefully that job isn't storming the beaches at Normandy, but if it is, hopefully you can take solace in the fact that you're doing your commander proud. This week, we use the WWII sim Post Scriptum as a starting point to talk about hierarchy in video games. When do you follow orders and how is a chain of command set up in a medium that is usually obsessed with individual agency? How will I get those sweet cheevos of my CO has be peeling potatoes?

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EXP Podcast #573: Back on the Board with Tony Hawk show art EXP Podcast #573: Back on the Board with Tony Hawk

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Tony Hawk is back and gnarly as ever folks. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 is getting a gorgeous remaster and rerelease. This week on the EXP Podcast, Scott and I grind our way back to a simpler time and revisit this sports classic. Join us for laughs, a rundown of some other not-so-serious sports games, and at least one reference to the hit 1989 Christian Slater film Gleaming the Cube.  Show Notes: - Runtime: 35 min 49 sec - Music by 

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EXP Podcast #572: A Series of Series X Games show art EXP Podcast #572: A Series of Series X Games

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Knock knock: there's a delivery for you...a smart delivery! Now that we've seen the recent announcement of the first batch of Xbox Series X games, it's time to take stock and partake in some recreational speculation. Vikings, fancy cars, and grotesque body horror: There are more games than you can swing an enchanted barbed wire bat at.

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Once again we've sprung another leak, this time from Naughty Dog and Nintendo. Should we be surprised? The games industry is one of the leakiest ships at sea, right? This week on the EXP Podcast, we discuss these new leaks, some memorable old ones, and what information we would actually want to see in the future. Show Notes: - Runtime: 36 min 58 sec - "," by Michael McWhertor, via Polygon - ""by Ethan Gach, via Kotaku - Music by 

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EXP Podcast #570: Alien Interactions show art EXP Podcast #570: Alien Interactions

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Are we alone in the universe? Who knows, but one thing is for sure: virtual space is teeming with extraterrestrial life forms. This week, inspired by recent video of declassified UFO footage, we turn our eyes to the sky and look for aliens and how they're represented in the games we play.

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It's American Thanksgiving this week, and I know one thing that I'm thankful for: a new version of Sonic that doesn't look like the monkey-kid from Jumanji. This week on the EXP Podcast, we emerge from the uncanny valley unscathed and carrying a VR headset and some pokeballs!

 - Runtime: 36 min 00 sec

 - Music by Brad Sucks