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.

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No, your eyes do not deceive you - this is our first semi-podcast. Episode 50 is going to be a big deal, so we didn't want to squander it on a typical show. However, we're not recording that until 9th May, so we also didn't want to leave you hanging for another fortnight. Episode 49.5 has some - but not all - of your favourite pod-bits, including plenty of guff about Bloodborne, news galore and a lengthy chat about challenging games making themselves accessible to the masses.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep49.5_TheInbetweener.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 5:31pm UTC
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Check us out with two podcasts in a fortnight, like some kind of regular podcast show. "Ol' Billy Two-Pods" they'll call us. Anyway, you join the team in varying states of sobriety as they recount their face-on experience with the latest Project Morpheus prototype, devise new ways to punish idiotic rage-quitters and test the limits of their geeky pedantry. No song this week, but isn't it nice to hear the old theme for the first time in ages?

Direct download: ExAl_Ep49_TheExAlFiles.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 6:07pm UTC
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A mere 12 weeks since our last episode, we come back with an exciting, brand new format that may closely resemble the one we've used for the previous 47 shows, but is in fact drastically different. For one, two of us switched chairs! It's revolutionary thinking like that that flows like a harpoon - daily AND nightly - through our talk of in-flight gaming, Kojima's unexpected departure from Konami, that bit from Finders Keepers that doesn't involve trashing a house, and greedy publishers demanding YouTube money from Johnny Letsplayer.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep48_ExAlAssemble2AgeOfUl-Chong.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 4:23pm UTC
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We've got a good feeling about 2015, and that's not just because a fortune teller told us we'd win the Euromillions in August. Our first show of the year sees us joined by Kotaku UK editor and devoted cat owner Keza MacDonald as we talk over our terrible Christmas gifts, news of Nintendo favouritism, punny Achievements and the future of Patreon. Also, we're all fully nude.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep47_AmbassadorEdition.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:07am UTC
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our lovely listeners (and our ugly ones too). What a memorable year it's been, with all those things that happened. You know, the things. So numerous are the things, that we've collated them all into this handy, digestible episode containing the least worst things we've done on The Explosive Alan Podcast in 2014. In other words: WE'RE DOING A GODDAMN CLIP SHOW. *mushroom cloud*

Direct download: ExAl_Ep46_BestOf2014.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Last year's Drunkcast had a terrible baby. Enjoy our shambolic recollections of the gaming year gone by, as well as an awful Christmas play that could do actual mental harm to infants. Have a wonderful birthday, Jesus!

Direct download: ExAl_Ep45_Drunkast2.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:25pm UTC
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Everything's slightly different this week, from the incredibly suspect listener-generated episode names and transformed news section, to a Great Debate that features very little in the way of debating and a challenge that, for the first time, is provided by our special guest. We're not really sure what's going on, to be honest. We're scared. Hold us.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep44_HyruleAtMarioKart.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:51pm UTC
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Prepare to listen in awe to the wise words of amateur Amazon reviewer 'Freedom Of Speech', who could teach the professional critical community a thing or two. There's other stuff about Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed Unity, Halo 5, Overwatch and sausage roll-inspired homicide, but really it's Mr. Speech's show.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep43_TheGoodTheBadAndTheGlitchy.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 4:53pm UTC
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Regular listeners might spot that this week's intro theme is the first to be inspired by a listener suggested episode title (Ep33's in fact) - we're open to suggestions for future songs, so start sending them in! Episode 42 doesn't answer the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything, but we do find out who the gang would team up with to blow up Parliament, and discover what game Simon would make featuring a drunken toddler and a Fleshlight. Spoiler: it ain't pretty. Also! Chat of first-person GTA, the return of Denis Dyack and the future of mobile gaming.

(And if you'd like to join the Explosive Alan Minecraft server, Tweet @chongster62! Make sure you're running version 1.7.10.)

Direct download: ExAl_Ep42_ThePressXFactor.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:58am UTC
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Look! It's a blue moon! Must be time for another Explosive Alan Podcast! Apologies for our ongoing sporadic release schedule but, y'know, work and stuff. In this episode, we answer more of your pressing personal questions, celebrate news of the return of Micro Machines and LucasArts classics, create an unholy fusion of EGX and Blankety Blank, and hear what you have to say about Nintendo’s reliance on nostalgia. And here's a link to that survey we chat about: bit.ly/1tAwTTG

Direct download: ExAl_Ep41_WhyCantWeAllJustHaveABigHug.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00pm UTC
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