The Explosive Alan Podcast (gaming)
Join Dan, Ash, Gareth and Simon as they jabber through the games they're playing, tear through the week's most interesting news stories, attempt to outdo each other in weekly challenges, and invite the community to share their opinions on heavyweight gaming issues.

WE'RE BACK! Again. Again.

Yes, after the lofty high that was the 100th live episode, we took a small break from podcasting while we, amongst other things, had surgery, fell ill, travelled to Edinburgh, worked very hard and tried to finish your Mum's 10.000 piece jigsaw she's had round the back for the last 13 years.

No, but really, we forgot to get any audience participation this episode, so it's just us rounding up all our love for the Switch and Zelda, as well as a challenge about the Bechdel Test. Finally, as it's episode 101 we have ourselves a lovely rip of section based on TV classic Room 101.

Enjoy, friends. It's nice to be back, eh?

Wholesome Memes: https://twitter.com/wholesomememe?lang=en

Direct download: ExAl_Ep101_ZeldanuffOfThisShit.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Well, we made it. 100 episodes. No one thought we could do it, especially us, but here we are! AND we survived it. This episode of the Explosive Alan Podcast was brought to you in front of a live audience complete with more booze than was ever necessary. Who will win in this epic audience VS Alans showdown? If you were there, you know, BUT DON'T RUIN IT FOR THE REST OF THEM!
 
Enjoy, all. And before you start listening. We're sorry. For everything.
 
What Makes Us Happy Links:
Freeze Frame Bot: www.twitter.com/freezeframebot
Segata Sanshiro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc3AK8k90xw
Ducktales (Alternate): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmpAx8Z5z40
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-F4B5-OsUA
Direct download: ExAl_Ep100_KeepingIt100.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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A 99 ice cream, 99 problems and 99 luftballons. There are many things that have 99 in quantity, but it’s 99th Explosive Alan Podcast that’s really where it’s at. This week, Dan and Simon are talking all things Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as discussing our desert island games, Ubisoft, and oh, THE LIVE EPISODE THAT’S HAPPENING TOMORROW (25/02/17) IN LONDON! Get your tickets if you haven’t right here www.bit.ly/exalpod100

 

What Makes Us Happy Links
The Sentinel: http://boketto.tv/
Radio Garden: http://radio.garden/live/
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z04M6NhkIKk

Direct download: ExAl_Ep99_FlakeNews.mp3
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It’s the filler episode of all filler episodes! Episode 98 is a bit manic, but by golly we’re going to make our 100th episode our actual 100th episode! This week it’s just Dan and Simon chatting about absolute nonsense for half an hour, some things about video games, some things about naughty things we’ve done. ENJOY IT! WE DID!


What makes us happy link: Halloween finger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZFT7odS-2I

Get your tickets to the live show! There aren’t many left now, and it’s happening soon. 25th of February 2017 at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) at the Secret Weapon in Stratford. Tickets here: www.bit.ly/exalpod100

Direct download: ExAl_Ep98_PewDieBye.mp3
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Episode 97 is here with its hands in the air like it just doesn’t care! This week the fantastic foursome discusses things from Superhot VR to Dandy Dungeon and everything in between. You can’t say we aren’t eclectic on this show! Also, don’t forget, our 100th episode will be in front of a LIVE audience in Stratford, London on the 25th of February at 7.30pm. Get your tickets while you can here (they’re free) www.bit.ly/exalpod100

Direct download: ExAl_Ep97_ThisIsTurningIntoASwitchHunt.mp3
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Welcome aboard the SS ExAlPod, there’s no getting off now, you’re locked in, sorry ‘bout it! So, get ready for this week’s returning special “How To Be Awesome At…” episode. This time, DATING! Which should be interesting as three of the four Explosive Alan team have been in relationships for a combined 45 years. Fair warning, this gets weird. Very weird. ENJOY!


ALSO, don’t forget to get your tickets for our live 100th episode coming up on the 25/02/15. It’s at 7.30pm at the Secret Weapon bar in Stratford, London, and we’d love you to be there. Get your tickets here www.bit.ly/exalpod100

Direct download: ExAl_Ep96_TAKEOVERSPECIAL_Dating.mp3
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Merry Friday, everyone! It’s the 94th episode of the Explosive Alan Podcast coming atcha, very much like 90s band Cleopatra. This week we’re talking all things Switch, as well as properly announcing our 100th LIVE episode event! COME ON DOWN! It’ll be taking place on 25th of February in Secret Weapon in London. Get your tickets right here www.bit.ly/exalpod100

 

What Makes Us Happy Links:
Power Rangers Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0757ByXCIMo
Dank Memes From Outer Space: https://www.facebook.com/DankMemesFromOuterSpace/
The Motionographer: http://motionographer.com/
One-Screen Mario Maker Puzzles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7SLOTCVCzE
Good Idea, Bat Idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaPeZPNz-Yk&feature=youtu.be

GameBlast 2017: https://www.gameblast17.com/

Direct download: ExAlPod_Ep94_TheExplosiveAlanPodcast.mp3
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The first ‘proper’ podcast of 2017 features our future (now past) selves’ first impressions of Nintendo Switch, recorded directly *does Iwata hand gesture* from the exclusive media hands-on event at the Hammersmith Apollo. If that’s not reason enough to listen, we’ve also got details of our upcoming live show on the 25th of February (Tickets available soon), our conflicting thoughts on The Last Guardian, news of Scalebound’s unfortunate demise and we share your most anticipated games of space year 2017.

What Makes Us Happy Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rQ1aodFVvY

David S Pumpkins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS00xWnqwvI

Yeahboi.me:
http://yeahboi.me/

Man in the High Castle:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/

Direct download: ExAl_Ep93_Scaleboned.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 4:39pm UTC
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Merry Christmas, everyone! You’ve unwrapped all your presents we imagine by this point, but hey, guess what, Santa has brought you one more to open! Simon has chucked together this very short Christmas special where we cover off what you guys will be playing, eating and watching over the festive period. It’s not much, but it’s something! Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and we’ll see you all in 2017!

Direct download: ExAl_Ep91_EXALEXMASSPECIAL.mp3
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We’d planned to pull out all the stops for our 90th episode, but all that pulling required far too much effort so Simon and Dan just did the usual (albeit over Skype, so slightly unusual). What we’ve made is still wonderful, obviously, so snuggle into your favourite podcast-listening chair, cuddle up to your pod-blanket, warm yourself with a hot poddy, and enjoy the show.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep90_DAYONEMAXIMUMREGRETEDITION.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:21am UTC
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