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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.

What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.

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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.

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English


Episodes

Episode 414: Commander Rob is Loose!

7/30/2021
It can be difficult to give game recommendations to people, but every once in a while a game lines up so purely with a person’s tastes it almost felt like it was made for them. This is the case with Hell Let Loose, a World War Two military shooter with a chain of command system that Rob described “[like] an RTS, but your units are other people.” Austin and Cado accidentally convince the rest of the crew to download Pokemon Unite, even as they complain about their less than ideal patch notes....

Duration:02:15:19

Episode 413: The Saxophone Playing Patrick That Never Was

7/27/2021
Austin and Cado are still playing Pokemon Unite, and do some live research into some of it's more hidden forms of microtransactions. Patrick is living his best music playing life with Ragnarock, a VR drum rhythm game with a slightly frustrating boost mechanic. After the break, Cado's been playing The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, the historical fiction entry into the Ace Attorney franchise that has only just been released outside of Japan despite the first game being six years old at this...

Duration:01:44:13

Episode 412: Activision-Blizzard

7/23/2021
Content Warning for discussion of Misogyny, Sexual Harassment, and Suicide from 7:28 - 46:49 The video game industry has historically been a boys club. Men have often claimed video games as something women weren't interested in or weren't good at. In recent years that line of thinking has shifted towards inclusivity on the community side of things, but within the industry many of the old company structures are still in place, and still undervaluing and endangering women. This week, the...

Duration:01:58:51

Episode 411 - Nintendo, Hold That L

7/20/2021
Spoilers for Final Fantasy VII Remake: Episode: INTERmission at ~1:24:05 It’s been a very sports filled week for the Waypoint Radio crew. Basketball is good, Space Jam is bad, and Rob’s getting back behind the wheel with F1 2021, with it’s new “Longshot-eqsue” story mode: Braking Point. Patrick’s looking within in Psychonauts 2, and Austin is looking back by revisiting Dark Souls. Skyward Sword HD continues to frustrate everyone, Austin and the crew take a short detour into Colombian...

Duration:02:18:40

Episode 410 - Patrick Klepek is… Gacha Man!

7/16/2021
It’s not often that you hear someone describe a first party Nintendo game as “Well… it’s interesting.” But that’s one of the opening remarks Patrick has for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Cado finished Boomerang X and Patrick said he did but, well, I’ll let him defend himself. Rob’s recent foray into the Company of Heroes franchise has culminated in a new release, Company of Heroes 3. The question bucket gets us into a long conversation about cables, and then Valve dropped the Steam...

Duration:02:31:37

Episode 409: Welcome to Nuts.com

7/13/2021
It's a bit of a slow time out in video game land but don't worry, the Waypoint Radio crew are here to entertain. Between Rob's new entertainment center, Patrick's kid's birthday party excursion, and Cado's new Midi controller, they've got plenty of excuses for not playing anything new this weekend. So instead they dig into their weekends, how the Resident Evil 101 is going so far, and Rob's return to Company of Heroes. Then they dive back into the food bucket and Rob one of his favorite food...

Duration:02:11:56

Episode 408: The Switchcourse

7/9/2021
Austin, Patrick and Cado are back from a long break spent traveling and seeing family, which meant gaming on the go. They've all been playing lots of stuff on their Switches, and bumping up against some of the frustrating issues the now four year old console has. As luck would have it, Nintendo happened to announce a new Switch model this week, but it wasn't quite the hardware upgrade anyone was hoping for. Join the Waypoint Radio crew as they compare some of the games they're playing on...

Duration:01:58:54

Episode 407: The Beef Zone

7/2/2021
It’s the Friday before a longish holiday for us folks here at Waypoint Radio, and you can feel that slightly manic “day before break” energy in the air. Rob, Patrick, and Cado gather round the old podcasting mics to talk Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Remake (those are different things), Golf, Mario Golf (different things!), Flatland, Flatland vol.2 (very different things), and take a real deep and luxuriating dive into the Question Bucket. Discussed: Sheriff of Nottingham 23.34,...

Duration:02:14:55

Episode 406: Dropkick that Little Mage

6/29/2021
Content Warning at 1:16:55 for discussion of Suicide and Harassment The height of summer is here, and what better way to beat the heat than some video games! Rob is finding his Battle Royale sea legs by diving head first into Fortnite. Could this mean the return of a certain Battle Royale duo? After the break, Patrick is bringing color back into the world with Chicory, a paint based zelda-like where you use color to complete puzzles. Austin's been spending his time in the sun golfing with...

Duration:01:46:11

Episode 405 - The Terrifying General Karen

6/25/2021
As summer temps are climbing, Austin and Patrick are beating the heat in the dank cavelike temples of Phantom Abyss, an asynchronous multiplayer puzzle platformer where each level is can only be beaten once, and the ghosts of other players lead you to their (and possibly your) demise. Austin is also checking out Scarlet Nexus, an action game with an extremely anime story that has us asking "how anime is too anime?" After the break, we get our second dose of anime with Rob who brings us Dark...

Duration:02:00:42

Episode 404 - Live by the Nomura, Die by the Nomura

6/22/2021
After a hefty sports/politics minute (look, it was a busy weekend!), the Waypoint Radio crew is here to talk about one of their favorite things, roguelike deckbuilders. Rob is playing Roguebook, a new game designed by Richard Garfield (of Netrunner/Magic: the Gathering fame), which presents a new take on the deckbuilding genre of video games: what if all the cards? After the break, Austin, Patrick, and Cado report back on their time fighting "Chaos?" in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy...

Duration:02:11:58

Episode 403 - E3 Wrap Up: Nintendo Direct, Steam Next Fest, and More

6/18/2021
E3 is over! The Waypoint Radio crew is here to wrap up the best announcements from the final two days of E3, and a slew of demos they've played. First up, Austin, Cado, Patrick, and Rob do a blow by blow recap of the stellar Nintendo Direct. Cado and Patrick are excited to return to the Metroid universe with Metroid Dread, a follow up to the great Metroid Fusion. Austin and Cado share a few war stories in preparation for Advanced Wars 1+2: Re-boot Camp, and everyone has thoughts on the new...

Duration:02:04:28

Episode 402 - E3 Day 0, 1, and 2 Wrap Up

6/15/2021
It's Gamer Christmas yet again, but things are very different this time around. Austin, Rob, Patrick, and Cado have all gathered in one place to celebrate the launch of Waypoint Plus, oh and to watch some E3 streams! Rob's excited for S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, Austin and Patrick are ready for Elden Ring, and Cado is ready to continually forget to unmute his mic. You cann find out more about Waypoint Plus at vice.com/waypointplus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:32:11

Episode 401 - A Plate Licking Society

6/8/2021
Ok so let’s get right to it. Austin, Patrick, and Rob have a great podcast here, lots of fun stuff like Rachet & Clank: Rift Apart, Necromunda: Hired Gun, and Overboard. It’s all great stuff, but more importantly there’s a question at the end of the podcast and they can’t stop me from weighing in because I write the descriptions. I stand with Craig. It’s ridiculous how repulsed society is to Craig’s issue. And no, using bread is not the same thing. Even ignoring people with celiac disease,...

Duration:01:59:40

Resident Evil Village Spoilercast

6/4/2021
Join Austin and Patrick as they dive deep on Capcom’s latest entry in their long running horror franchise. Mutant Mold! Babies! Giant Vampire Women! They cover it all and answer listener questions such as: Which of the four lords would you marry? Which Ninja Turtle would each of the four lords be? Why does Resident Evil always go buck wild in the last act? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:30:52

Bonus: The Sims 4 - Dream Home Decorator

6/1/2021
We have a special bonus pod for y'all this Tuesday! Join as Gita Jackson and special guest Emily Lipstein talk about the new Sims 4 game pack, Dream Home Decorator. They discuss the community's reactions to the game pack, how old TLC home renovation shows were buckwild, and the moments this new game pack lean into some of that surprise factor from that style of reality TV. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:04:05

Episode 400: Open For A Surprise

5/28/2021
We’ve got big exciting news at the top of this podcast! But I won’t spoil it here, I love a good surprise! After the announcement the Waypoint Radio crew check in on DragonQuest’s latest announcements, Austin’s hatred of the narrator from Biomutant, Rob’s action hero turn in The Evil Within 2, and the beginning of a new Sonic cycle. Patrick’s also been checking out Wild at Heart, aka: the game where someone wanted to make Pikmin but didn’t work at Nintendo so they made their own. Cado and...

Duration:02:17:23

Episode 399: Rated "C" for Crafting

5/25/2021
Sometimes you start a project thinking it would be fun to learn a new skill. Well Gita is doing exactly that in Final Fantasy XIV, but every time she learns one crafting class she realizes that things would be more efficient if she just learned to craft everything. Patrick is finding little to like in Biomutant, and leaves us with a short preamble for Friday’s podcast. Gita is checking back in with Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, and finding the changes to be ... revolutionary. After the...

Duration:02:05:47

Episode 398 - The Julianna Experience

5/21/2021
Rob’s seen the future, and it looks a lot like the past. He’s had a hands-off preview of Deathloop, the first person assassin’s Groundhog Day game with a strong late 60’s, early 70’s Spy genre aesthetic. Austin, Patrick, and Cado come along on the ride as he describes what he’s learned about the loop, the gaps that are still missing, and what the hell The Prisoner is. After the break, Austin and Patrick are having a blast in Resident Evil Village, Cado’s stuck recreating Tom Hanks flick The...

Duration:01:59:04

Episode 397: Why the Conversation Around Palestine Has Changed

5/17/2021
On Friday, May 14th, 2021, IGN posted an article listing organizations that are providing aid to Palestinian citizens currently being harmed by Israeli attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. What followed over the weekend was an egregious breach of editorial independence, and an outpouring of support for Palestine in the Games space that makes it clear that the industry has changed for the better in some ways. Join Austin, Patrick, Rob, Cado, Gita, and special guest Emanuel Maiberg as they...

Duration:01:52:35