The Explosive Alan Podcast
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.

After a mere two months since the last episode, WE'RE BACK! Again. And boy, do we have a show for you. All your favourite features are back in the same order but with different words in between. Will we be back next week? We sure hope so!

Welcome back, friend.

ALSO: We're up for TWO GMAs this year, which is absolutely fantastic. One of them is for the Players' Choice Award for our special live 50th episode - it's voted for by the public, so if you think we're worthy of an award head here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMA_PlayersChoice. We'll love you forever*!

*Well, definitely for a few weeks.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep53_FultonWanderers.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:05pm UTC
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The tragic, premature passing of Satoru Iwata had a profound effect - perhaps unexpectedly so - on the late Nintendo president's fans, colleagues and peers, triggering an outpouring of emotional tributes the world over. ExAlPod's Nintendo-loving duo Dan and Simon were no exception, and in this special tribute episode they share their and our listeners' favourite memories of the great man.

Direct download: SpecialEp_Iwata.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 3:25pm UTC
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How to follow up a barnstorming live show? How about disappearing for eight weeks and then returning with something far less exciting? That'll do. We're so late even our E3 coverage is obsolete, but sod it, we did it anyway. But listen anyway you will, for we're still going to vibrate your cochleas with talk of games like Her Story, Sonic Runners and Harvest Moon; news of the F-Zero that never was, ridiculous Destiny pricing and rumours of The Last of Us 2; a challenge that proves we write better one-liners than the Hollywood scriptwriting elite; and a chat about violence that somehow ends up with Gareth wishing he could piece together the tattered remains of his soul. EPISODE 51 - HO!

Direct download: ExAl_Ep51_Enuii3.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:11pm UTC
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It finally happened. We did a live show. And it was awesome. We managed to get through a full show in front of a live audience, complete with all sorts of gimmicks including - but not limited to - a smoke machine, a live Twitch feed, shambolic karaoke, sexy Powerpoint images and a big black bucket with horns on it. Obviously it's not be quite as good without the incredible visuals, but it's still a good listen nonetheless (except, perhaps, for the challenge, which was absolute bedlam). Thanks to everyone who came - and to those who didn't, we'll see you for episode 100 (possibly sooner, if you demand it)!

If you'd like to see the images we're describing at the start of the show, head to our Facebook page: facebook.com/explosivealanproductions

Direct download: ExAl_Ep50_ProjectBARS.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:02pm UTC
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LIVE PODCAST TICKET LINK (TICKETS GO LIVE 23rd APRIL, 5PM): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-explosive-alan-podcast-episode-50-live-tickets-16693468614

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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