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Episode 130: Morality 'n Monster (Hunters)

1:18:12 | Jan 30th, 2018

Monster Hunter: World is a very good game, but as Austin pointed out in his review last week, it’s a game that “offers intricate environments, lively creatures, kinetic combat... and a dash of colonialist fantasy." Austin, Patrick, and Rob talk about...Show More

Episode 112 Adam Ruins Dark Souls

1:10:28 | Nov 10th, 2017

We welcome special guest Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything for a chat about Dark souls, fairness in games, and how much fun it is to ruin common misconceptions. We also talk seriously about comedy, Louis C.K., and sexual harassment.

Episode 107: What Happened To NeoGaf

1:17:33 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Over the weekend, allegations of sexual misconduct by the owner of the popular gaming forum NeoGAF surfaced. Patrick spent the weekend looking into the story,which turned into a lengthy examination about the last 48 hours at NeoGAF, including comment...Show More

Episode 95: So, PewDiePie Said the N-Word

50:33 | Sep 11th, 2017

It's a full crew on Waypoint Radio today, with Austin, Patrick, Danielle, and Rob huddling around a microphone to discuss our thoughts on the weekend's big, crappy event: while streaming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the most popular YouTube persona...Show More

Episode 86: Nick Robinson

1:24:34 | Aug 7th, 2017

Polygon video producer Nick Robinson was suspended last Friday, “pending a thorough Vox Media inquiry” regarding allegations of serial sexual harassment. You might not be surprised we Have Some Thoughts. Patrick, Austin, Danielle, and Rob used this m...Show More

Episode 228: Discourse X Easy Mode

2:19:21 | Apr 5th

We've returned from our trip to Boston only to find an olympic swimming pool filled with discourse waiting for us. So, what else could we do but dive right in? Rob, Austin, and Patrick try to untangle their own feelings on difficulty and accessiblity...Show More

Waypoints 25: The Triple Double

1:15:42 | Apr 4th

What do a women's college basketball star, the prison abolition movement, and ​The Occupation​ all have in common? Uhhhhh... it's Thursday, and they're all topics on Waypoints! First, Danielle was both fascinated and repelled by this profile of Orego...Show More

Live from PAX East 2019: Waypoint Radio and Lore Reasons: Mark of Mastery

1:07:07 | Apr 1st

Join Austin, Natalie, Patrick, Rob, Cado, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and one of several time traveling incarnations of some guy named Xehanort for an in-person edition of Waypoint Radio! In addition to talking about the games they played at PAX E...Show More

Revenge of the Big Dogs

2:04:38 | Mar 28th

It’s a disjointed week at Waypoint, with most of the crew headed to Boston for PAX East, but Austin, Natalie, Patrick, Rob, and Cado still found time to sit around some microphones and yap about the games we’ve been playing. Mostly, we’re still slowl...Show More

Lore Reasons: Kingdom Hearts III Spoilercast

2:59:10 | Mar 26th

You’ve been patient, and it’s finally here. A little over two months since the conclusion of Tetsuya Nomura’s Dark Seeker trilogy, Lore Reasons tackles Kingdom Hearts III. (Naturally, it took us nearly three hours.) Austin, Patrick, and Cado join our...Show More

Waypoints 24: We Develop Our Points (DEVELOP OUR POINTS!)

2:30:10 | Mar 22nd

It's time for Austin, Natalie, Patrick, and Rob to return to the secret origins of Waypoints: a chance to talk about animated TV shows. This week finds the gang catching up on ​The Dragon Prince ​at great length, and wrestling with some of their misg...Show More

Bonus: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

2:04:10 | Mar 21st

Sekrio: Shadows Die Twice is out tomorrow but Austin, Natalie, and Patrick couldn't wait another second to talk about it! They talk about how the game's mechanics differ from previous FromSoft titles, how the game's focus on "posture" breaking combat...Show More

A Nice Toast with Jam

2:29:20 | Mar 18th

It’s Monday and we have so very many games to talk about. After a brief recap of our weekends, which included hours of unboxing videos, racing wheel setups, F1, grappling, and EMT service, we get into it. We’re playing the definitely-political Divisi...Show More

Lore Reasons: Kingdom Hearts Philosophy Edition

2:15:12 | Mar 15th

Seven weeks ago, we at Waypoint set out on a journey to untangle the lore of Kingdom Hearts. Partially, this was for our listeners who trust our expertise in all matters of the heart, but in honesty, it was mostly for ourselves. We, perhaps like you,...Show More

Waypoints: That Whole Tyre Scenario

1:40:32 | Mar 14th

Wait, what is ​FORMULA 1 RACING doing on a Waypoint podcast? Well thanks to a slow night for Danielle's EMS work, she fell head-over-heels in love with Netflix's new ​Drive to Survive​ ​series. Listen to Danielle and Natalie get caught up in the dram...Show More

Episode 225: You Ever Feel Like an Orb?

1:46:13 | Mar 11th

Join Austin, Natalie, Patrick and Danielle for a whirlwind tour of the games we’re playing, in mechs (Left Alive, Titanfall 2), in space (Objects in Space), and in… demon funtimes (Devil May Cry 5). We’re all anxiously awaiting Sekiro in different wa...Show More

Waypoints: The Three Genres: Home, Comedy, Anime

1:23:45 | Mar 7th

Last week we were reminded of Troop-Cop, who was so troubled by protestors calling police fascists that he had no choice but to club the shit out of them, all in the service of a tacky clothing brand. It dovetailed well with an interesting graphic es...Show More

Natalie Spent Two Hours Playing 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice'

1:08:32 | Mar 6th

Waypoint doesn’t usually cover games ahead of release. Usually. But y’all know we have a real soft spot for the Souls games, and Natalie couldn’t resist spending a few hours of FromSoftware’s latest, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, at a recent press event...Show More

Episode 224: Smells Like Sea Spirit

1:58:19 | Mar 4th

Austin returns to the podcast after a few weeks of thinking about mechs, and finding rest and relaxation by staying up until the wee hours of the morning while—well, thinking about mechs. He’s joined by Patrick, Cado, Rob, and Natalie to revisit King...Show More

Episode 223: Pokemon Lets Glasgow

1:36:28 | Mar 2nd

We have some serious Friday energy on Waypoint Radio today, with another check-in on Metro Exodus, a rousing update on how good that gamefeel is in Trials HD, and Cado's experiences with a stylish new action game in Ape Out. Then we get serious about...Show More

Waypoints 21: Beep

1:28:22 | Feb 28th

It's metrics versus the voice of the people today on Waypoints. Patrick just wanted to know which movies are worth seeing, but he's shocked by how much Rotten Tomatoes has become a front​ for the most asinine battles in the culture war. Meanwhile, Ro...Show More

Episode 222: Natalie Knows What Boats Are

1:11:04 | Feb 25th

We’re sailing into new territories on Waypoint Radio 222, with Captain Natalie at the helm, and Rob, Patrick, and Danielle along for a wild ride of mixed metaphors and new game scuttlebutt. Admiral Rob has a non-digital game to regale us about in Emp...Show More

Episode 221: Clear Everything, We Need to Talk 'Anthem'

1:34:39 | Feb 22nd

Austin's been on vacation this week, which by Austin's standards means he's been playing Anthem and needs to talk about it. Well, so have Patrick and Cado, so we decided it made the most sense to just sit down and work out our thoughts on BioWare's I...Show More

Waypoints 20: Not As Advertised

1:36:27 | Feb 21st

It's a hell of a way to run a government on Waypoints this week. Join Rob, Patrick, and Natalie as they discuss a number of eye-opening investigative reports that have left them stunned lately. First, Patrick has been mesmerized by the saga of how lo...Show More

Lore Reasons: Waypoint "Explains" Kingdom Hearts (Part 4 of ?)

2:09:42 | Feb 18th

Kingdom Hearts III may be out, but look, we’re still working our way through a game from 2012, okay? Welcome back to Lore Reasons, our multipart deep dive into the story and larger mythology driving Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series. We are not exp...Show More

Episode 220: A Tale of Two Companies

1:47:12 | Feb 16th

During a week in which Activision unceremoniously laid off 800 people while simultaneously bragging about record revenue, we find ourselves confused and angry, yet quietly optimistic about the possibility of change. We also explain how economics work...Show More

Waypoints 19: WTF is Glitter and What Is It IN????

1:19:26 | Feb 14th

Join host Natalie (aka Ronatalie Zacson), along with Danielle and Patrick for an especially animated episode of Waypoints, wherein we discuss glitter (the substance), Russian Doll (the TV series), and the AAF (the football league). First, we tackle C...Show More

Episode 219: Always Drop in Skulltown

1:30:03 | Feb 11th

We’ve got a two parter on our hands this week—a two parter with a whole lot of time travel. First, Austin, Cado, Natalie, and Patrick sit down to talk Apex Legends, the latest from Titanfall creators Respawn Entertainment. Almost the whole team has b...Show More

Lore Reasons: Waypoint "Explains" Kingdom Hearts (Part 3 of ?)

2:50:50 | Feb 9th

Welcome back to Lore Reasons: Kingdom Hearts, our dizzying exploration of Disney and Square-Enix's massive RPG crossover. When we first began to explore Sora's journey through the many worlds of Kingdom Hearts, our memories were fresh from watching c...Show More

Waypoints 18: The Talented Mr. Mallory

1:26:16 | Feb 7th

On this week's Waypoints, Danielle, Patrick, Austin, and Rob have been completely taken in by the story of a charismatic grifter. Ian Parker's "A Suspense Novelist's Trail of Deceptions​" unravels the long, and weird story of thriller writer Dan Mall...Show More

Episode 218: Crime and Punishment and Propaganda

2:15:13 | Feb 5th

So, listen, we recorded this while ​Respawn Entertainment--creators of Titanfall and ​Titanfall 2​--were teasing there soon to be released ​battle royale ​Apex Legends​. So blame ​that​ on the loose control that Austin keeps on today's episode of Way...Show More

Lore Reasons: Waypoint "Explains" Kingdom Hearts (Part 2 of ?)

2:11:22 | Feb 1st

This wasn’t supposed to become a series. This wasn’t supposed to take more than a few hours. And yet, here we are. Lore Reasons, Waypoint’s multi-part investigation into Kingdom Hearts, continues ever forward, with Patrick, Natalie, Austin, and Cado ...Show More

Waypoints 17: Fyre Walk With Me

2:13:02 | Feb 1st

We hope you'll join Patrick, Danielle, Natalie, Austin, and Rob on their astonishing journey through the tragicomic new Fyre Festival documentary from Netflix. Every time they think they've covered everything, Natalie remembers some fresh horror. Mea...Show More

Episode 217: Please Check Your Credit Card Statements

1:50:29 | Jan 29th

After spending nearly two hours listening to Waypoint try to dissect the lore of Kingdom Hearts, you might be wondering “OK, but is the new one any fun to play?” Patrick and Natalie have spent some hours with Kingdom Hearts III, and are joined by Aus...Show More

Lore Reasons: Waypoint Explains Kingdom Hearts (Part 1 of ?)

1:46:43 | Jan 29th

A few weeks back, Patrick joked we should take the lore of Kingdom Hearts seriously, and record a podcast about it. Natalie also took Patrick’s dare seriously, and Austin couldn’t resist coming along for the ride. The result is Lore Reasons, a podcas...Show More

Episode 216: Resident Evil 2.5 RE: Never Forget Ya Herb

2:55:42 | Jan 25th

Last week, Waypoint Radio's special guest Adam Conover​ made a request: Make the Friday podcast longer. Well, we're not saying this is our new ​policy​, but for Adam and everyone else desperate for more listening material, we hope this giant-sized, n...Show More

Waypoints 16: 'Roma' and Origins of the Opioid Epidemic

1:01:10 | Jan 24th

We go from artistic highs to moral lows on this episode of Waypoints! Rob, Danielle, and Natalie have been watching Alfonso Cuarón​'s ​Roma​, his sweeping-yet-intimate historical drama produced for Netflix. The gang is savoring the fim's beauty, tech...Show More

Episode 215: Adam Ruins Waypoint Radio

1:20:54 | Jan 18th

We have a very special guest on Waypoint Radio 215: Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything came through to chat about games, comedy, and Nintendo nostalgia! Join Adam—and usual co-hosts Danielle, Austin, and Natalie for a more freeform Friday podcas...Show More

Waypoints 15: Tidying Up and Rural Stagnation

58:15 | Jan 18th

We need to get organized on this episode Waypoints, which means it's time to get advice from ​Tidying Up with Marie Kondo ​and learn all about both the KonMari method, and issues people have taken with the organization expert and her new reality show...Show More

Waypoint 101: Mark of the Ninja

1:16:29 | Jan 16th

In our latest Waypoint 101, Austin, Rob, Patrick and myself dissect the design ethos and over-the-top Ninjitsu stylings of Klei Entertainment's 2012 stealth platformer Mark of the Ninja. We talk about it's strengths—particularly it's very parsable de...Show More

Episode 214: The Control Room

1:11:57 | Jan 14th

With Lobby 1 in the rearview mirror, team Waypoint heads to a brand new space to podcast: the control room! That's right, friends, we now podcast with a dizzying variety of screens and buttons around us to dazzle the mind and stimulate the imaginatio...Show More

Episode 213: Pointless Stuff I Want The Horses to Do

1:09:33 | Jan 11th

What does open world mean, anyway? Austin, Rob, and Patrick use Patty's recent story about Red Dead Redemption 2's world and systems feeling largely meaningless as a launching pad to work out their larger feelings on open world games, from what we as...Show More

Waypoints 14: What Does Salt Do To Food?

1:11:17 | Jan 10th

Austin and Rob haven't slept, because Rob decided to clean his apartment at midnight Austin stayed up watching the entirety of Amazon's new series from Sam Esmail: Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts. What does this postmodern corporate horror story h...Show More

Episode 212: It's Time For Some Doink Theory

1:10:57 | Jan 7th

​This past Sunday was the Waypoint Winter Classic, aka the meeting of Austin's Philadelphia "Big Dick Dick" Eagles and Patrick/Rob's Chicago "Did Jon Gruden Really Give up Khalil Mack?" Bears. The Eagles won, and the Bears lost...by a field goal. At ...Show More

Waypoints 13: A Look Back at 2018

1:50:46 | Jan 3rd

It’s 2019, but we’re still looking back at 2018. We launched a super cool new podcast last year, Waypoints, that gave us an opportunity to discuss the slices of culture—politics, writing, theater, anime—that we were already obsessing about in private...Show More

Bonus: Funny Moments and Gacha Games

50:13 | Jan 2nd

EDIT 12PM EDT: So, I found a few more clips that I've inserted, including one of Natalie playing a long section of Undertale after the Core, so if you want to avoid spoilers (or just getting really emotional) for Undertale stop listening after the ga...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: A Look at 2019

1:18:22 | Dec 31st, 2018

Time marches forward, as do video games. It used to be the case that video games went quiet after the holiday shopping period, but no more. Games like Resident Evil 2, Anthem, and Kingdom Hearts III are coming in the opening weeks and months of the n...Show More

Our Favorites Games of 2018: Rob and Patrick's Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Snubs

1:06:47 | Dec 28th, 2018

Rob and Patrick deserve a medal for hopping on a podcast by themselves and talking about video games instead of the NFL North champion Chicago Bears the entire time. Somehow, though, they assembled a list of 10 video games they played this year, and ...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Into the Breach

1:09:50 | Dec 27th, 2018

In 2018, one game stood clear above the rest—at least for me. That is Subset Games tactical mech puzzler Into the Breach, a brilliant game of strategy, perfect information, and bleak narrative coherence. I wasn't the only one impressed by Subset's wo...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Austin and Natalie Don't Know How to Shut Up

2:51:13 | Dec 26th, 2018

God. We. So... So here's the thing. We. Hrm. Incredibly deep breath. When we first discussed doing this new end of year format, one of the things we liked about the focus on podcast discussions was that they would be a tight, focused way to criticall...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Sea of Thieves

51:36 | Dec 25th, 2018

Don't you just the feeling of the sand beneath your feet and that lovely music made by the jingle of gold doubloons in your pockets? The roll of a great ship under your boots, and the sound of your crew's heels a-clicking as they dance a reel on the ...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Danielle and Cado Are On Their Bullshit

1:03:23 | Dec 24th, 2018

Spoilers abound, including spoilers for Undertale and Deltarune! You've been warned! In today's 2018 wrap-up extravaganza, I had the pleasure of chatting with Cado about our personal top ten lists. We had plenty of solid overlap: Into the Breach, Lif...Show More

Episode 211: The Games Keep Coming and They Don't Stop Coming

1:35:29 | Dec 21st, 2018

The end of the year is nearly here—but it ain’t here yet. Even though we’ve basically figured out our game of the year lists and recorded dozens of hours of podcasts looking back on 2018, we managed to sneak in ooooooooone last podcast with Austin, N...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Hollow Knight

56:21 | Dec 20th, 2018

Yes, Hollow Knight was released in 2017. No, Waypoint doesn’t care. It wasn’t until Hollow Knight arrived on Switch earlier this year that Patrick, Austin, and Natalie fell head over insect heels (do insects have heels?) for a game that captured our ...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: BattleTech

1:09:45 | Dec 19th, 2018

Austin, Cado, and Rob nerd out over their shared love of BattleTech. With a discussion grounded in their own individual relationships and background to the franchise, the three MechWarriors revisit past glories, great moments, and consider the game's...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Life is Strange 2: Episode 1

51:44 | Dec 18th, 2018

Few could have predicted a game about angsty teenagers would not only be good, but arguably an all-time classic. But lots of people, including lots at Waypoint, fell in love with Max Caulfield and Chloe Price during the first season of Life Is Strang...Show More

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Monster Hunter World

50:46 | Dec 17th, 2018

Nobody at Waypoint was a Monster Hunter fan before Capcom dropped Monster Hunter: World at the start of this year, but for a feverish few weeks in January, everyone was hunting Anjanaths like our lives depended on it. January was a long time ago, but...Show More

Episode 210: Please Don't Clone This Podcast

1:01:29 | Dec 14th, 2018

​The concept of game cloning is about as old as games themselves, but there's new, tricky territory to cover here in 2018. Inspired by a few tweets and a GI.biz article profiling Voodoo—the mobile publisher behind Hole.io, a game that sure takes "ins...Show More

Waypoints 12: He a Herb

1:39:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

The Waypoint gang has to work through their complicated feelings about the Slate Political Gabfest and, in particular, the worldview they bring to their work as expressed by their recent episodes on the passing of George H.W. Bush and the assault all...Show More

Episode 209: December Isn't Safe

1:24:18 | Dec 10th, 2018

December is a big month for a lot of reasons. It’s only a few weeks until we get a few days off, and reset for the new year. The Chicago Bears are playing meaningful football for the first time in nearly a decade. And we’re also feverishly trying to ...Show More

Episode 208: The Game Awards

2:05:20 | Dec 7th, 2018

On Monday we made our predictions: At this year's Game Awards, we'd finally see the new Avengers game, we'd get a 15-30 second trailer for a new Dragon Age game with Solas voice over, and we'd probably be more bored than entertained by the proceeding...Show More

Waypoints 11: Don Zacny

1:43:28 | Dec 6th, 2018

On a slightly out-of-control episode of Waypoints, Rob has been watching ​Ordeal by Innocence​ ​and enjoying a fresh take on a classic mystery genre: Which posh asshole is murdering other rich dirtbags on an English country estate? Meanwhile, Patrick...Show More

Episode 207: Keighleys Eve

1:22:38 | Dec 3rd, 2018

As the days pass on and the weather gets colder (then warmer, then colder again), we're finally leaving beyond the rush of big AAA fall games. Sure, we still found time to chat about new releases like ​Just Cause 4​, ​BattleTech: Flashpoint​, and ​(m...Show More

Bonus: Interview with Ark from NYXL

12:33 | Nov 30th, 2018

Join Danielle as she interviews Ark from New York Excelsior, our local Overwatch League team! NYXL is in town this weekend to meet fans and play a few exhibition games, and ArK stopped by Lobby 1 to chat about his experiences visiting NYC, his past i...Show More

Episode 206: A Pirate Pin-Up

47:37 | Nov 30th, 2018

Content warning: discussion of bodies (especially women's bodies) and ideal beauty, and references to stalking and sexual assault in 80s movies. When you look at Soulcalibur's Ivy Valentine, plenty of things may come to mind. She's a tall, dominating...Show More

Waypoints 10: Burgers, Mechs, and Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

1:30:10 | Nov 29th, 2018

This week, Austin introduces the gang to ​Evangelion​ with the first two episodes, and places the series' in the broader context of mecha anime the preceded it. Why is ​Evangelion ​so much more explicitly horrifying than most Gundam shows, despite sh...Show More

Be Good and Rewatch It- The First Purge

1:40:54 | Nov 28th, 2018

The First Purge is about the first purge, but it’s not actually the first Purge movie. It’s the fourth Purge movie, but set during the first purge in the Purge universe. Still following? No matter, Be Good and Rewatch It is here to help. Writer/direc...Show More

Episode 205: "Ra" as in "Rad"

1:40:26 | Nov 27th, 2018

CW: Discussion of Self Harm, Homophobia, and Transphobia during discussion of "The Missing" at 57-58 minutes in, to around 1:18:00 (time varies with ads, When you hear Patrick start talking about staying home instead of going out bowling you can skip...Show More

Waypoints 09: The Sleeping King Doesn't Honor Small Requests

1:24:52 | Nov 22nd, 2018

This week's Waypoints has us returning to horror from a new angle. First, we consider the domestic horror of ​Channel Zero: The Dream Door ​and what it has to say about the baggage we all carry, and how the past's survival tactics can become deadly a...Show More

Bonus- Motherboard Presents: Cyber

1:02:45 | Nov 21st, 2018

In this bonus episode Austin Walker interviews Ben Makuch, host of Motherboard's new podcast "Cyber", about cyber security, why we always seem caught off guard by each new cyber threat, and what responsibilities large companies like Facebook have in ...Show More

Episode 204: If Only You Could Talk to the Ghouls

1:58:29 | Nov 19th, 2018

What, if anything, does a sequel owe its predecessors? While didn't realize it at the time, that's the question we chewed on during this nearly two-hour long episode of Waypoint Radio. Some games, like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate​, try to satisfy long...Show More

Episode 203: Natalie and The Fields of Despair

1:10:09 | Nov 16th, 2018

​This week's Waypoint Radio is about the anxieties surrounding commercial art and the way they can often overshadow art's cultural value, and how the latter often has more to do with personal meaning and artistic goals than performance in "the market...Show More

Waypoints 08: Music and Legacies

1:20:22 | Nov 15th, 2018

For this week, we have an unusually music-centered episode as the gang welcomes Noisey's Colin Joyce to talk about Lil Peep's posthumous Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2. What does it imply about the what Peep's creative direction might have been, ...Show More

Be Good and Rewatch It- The Purge: Election Year

1:12:13 | Nov 15th, 2018

Most horror franchises don’t survive the transition to a sequel, let alone a third movie. We were pleasantly surprised by the action-y, Punisher-esque turn of The Purge: Anarchy, but there were enough red flags to have us deeply concerned about where...Show More

Episode 202: Pikachu Noir

1:38:46 | Nov 12th, 2018

The holidays are upon us, which means new video games are dropping fast and furious. That makes it the perfect time to spend a long time talking about...Vampyr? Rob spent the weekend with one of Patrick's favorites from earlier this year, much to his...Show More

Episode 201: All I Make Is Buckets

1:30:20 | Nov 9th, 2018

​With the 200th episode of Waypoint Radio behind us, we turn back to our roots: The Question Bucket. Join Austin, Rob, Natalie, and Patrick as they answer your questions about all of the most important topics: Being disappointed by your favorite seri...Show More

Waypoints 07- Yah Yah Yah Yah

1:25:28 | Nov 8th, 2018

This week, Rob has convinced Austin to watch one of his favorite screwball comedies, ​My Man Godfrey​. This may been a poor choice! (Or the best choice - Cado) ​But the main focus in this episode is politics! You want election takes? We got 'em! Bu...Show More

Episode 200: Let Me Tell You About My Mother

1:43:23 | Nov 5th, 2018

Episode 200 of Waypoint Radio is here! And we worked hard to ensure that it is the quintessential episode. No special guests or new segments or live bands, no, this puppy is stuffed to the brim with the games we've been playing. Austin and Rob have b...Show More

Episode 199: The True Horror of Lovecraft

1:23:28 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Content warning for discussion of racism in horror games and movies, and a mention of rape in horror movies at 1:10:00-1:11:00. H.P. Lovecraft, the author so well-known for his works of horror, his writings on monsters and madness and cosmic horror...Show More

Waypoint 101 - Red Dead Redemption Part 2

1:57:31 | Nov 1st, 2018

​In the second (and final) part of our Red Dead Redemption playthrough for Waypoint 101, we—ugh—survive the extremely long Mexico section of the game, and revisit the still-memorable finale and epilogue. Red Dead Redemption is a game that's aged weir...Show More

Waypoints 06: Happy Halloween, Ya Monsters

1:42:15 | Oct 31st, 2018

We have a monster-sized episode this week, as we've all been extremely on our bullshit. Rob was stunned by Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, a powerful family tragedy set in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Patrick's troubled by the swiftly evolving dyst...Show More

Episode 198: We Finally Played Red Dead Redemption 2

1:29:46 | Oct 29th, 2018

This week on Waypoint Radio: Austin and Rob are still living Subterfuge, Danielle is getting in to the Halloween spirit with some spooky indie horror games, and just about everyone is finally playing Red Dead Redemption 2. The team then dips into the...Show More

Episode 197: Rob and Austin Play Subterfuge While We Record a Podcast

1:39:51 | Oct 26th, 2018

During our charity stream last week, Austin and Rob were sucked into participating a game of Subterfuge, a "simple" mobile strategy game built on alliances, betrayal, and taking over your life. It’s even invaded our podcast. Despite this, Patrick, Au...Show More

Maybe Titled Rewatch Podcast - The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

1:38:39 | Oct 25th, 2018

Patrick, Austin, Danielle, Natalie, and Rob gather to discuss the second film in The Purge series, The Purge: Anarchy, as part of a deep dive into the entire series. Warning: Spoilers abound. Warning: Rob is upset about how people employ tactics. War...Show More

Episode 196: OK, About That OTHER Rockstar Article

1:22:52 | Oct 24th, 2018

On this episode of Waypoint Radio: Austin, Natalie, Patrick, and Rob sit down to discuss the new article by Jason Schreier on Rockstar's crunch culture. They dive deep on what the new info out of Rockstar says about working conditions there, worker's...Show More

Waypoints 05 - Please Loop, Haunt, and Subscribe

1:15:53 | Oct 17th, 2018

It's Wednesday and that means Waypoints, where the site's staff and friends will bring something to share with each other and with you: a TV show, art exhibit, movie, album, or other thing from the universe of pop culture. to discuss, dissect, and en...Show More

Episode 195 : OK, About That Rockstar Article

1:27:17 | Oct 15th, 2018

Content Warning: short discussion on statue genitalia from 45:30 - 46:40 It's Waypoint Radio 195! Or something very much like it! Danielle, Patrick, and Rob are excited about video games! Rob's been playing Oxenfree, Danielle is still playing Assas...Show More

Episode 194: Lucy Lawless Appreciation Moment

55:15 | Oct 12th, 2018

On Waypoint Radio 194, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick talk about games where a major character was enough to pull them through some questionable gameplay. We start in on Assassin's Creed Odyssey giving Danielle some serious Xena: Warrior Princess vibes, ...Show More

Waypoint 101 - Red Dead Redemption Part 1

1:22:37 | Oct 11th, 2018

Content Warning for discussion of sexual violence and racist language, and spoilers for the first half of Red Dead Redemption With Red Dead Redemption 2 right around the corner, the Waypoint crew: Natalie, Patrick, Rob, Austin, and Danielle (with C...Show More

Waypoints 04 - The Wastelands

1:36:06 | Oct 10th, 2018

Content Warnings: Pregnancy-related body horror, harm to children. It's Wednesday and that means Waypoints, where the site's staff and friends will bring something to share with each other and with you: a TV show, art exhibit, movie, album, or other ...Show More

Episode 193: New York Odyssey

1:18:40 | Oct 8th, 2018

This week on Waypoint Radio: Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Natalie discuss Rob's recent reverie in Forza Horizon 4, Natalie had her dessert first in Super Mario Party, Danielle is catching up with Kassandra in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Austin has a ...Show More

Episode 192: Hella Good Dialogue

1:01:51 | Oct 5th, 2018

Spoiler Warning for Life is Strange Season One. It is not easy to write good, believable teen characters in any work of fiction, and that certainly goes for games. On Waypoint Radio 192, Danielle, Natalie, and Patrick talk about games that do teen ...Show More

Untitled Waypoint Rewatch Podcast - The Purge (2013)

1:45:42 | Oct 4th, 2018

Waypoint is in the midst of launching several new podcasts, including this Currently Untitled Waypoint Rewatch Podcast That You Should Definitely Help Us Name, where we pick a movie or TV series to watch, dissect, and closely read. Given we’re launch...Show More

Waypoints 03 - Unreal Reality

1:26:52 | Oct 4th, 2018

This week, we've been trying to figure out what we make of Maniac, Netflix's reality-bending satire from True Detective Season 1 director Cary Joji Fukunaga, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill (plus a generous supply of superb New York character acto...Show More

Episode 191: Assassin Big

1:42:40 | Oct 1st, 2018

C/W: discussion of bestiality and homophobia at 1:36:50 - 1:38:15 This week on Waypoint Radio: Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick sit down to discuss the sheep studying mechanics (among others) in Red Dead Redemption 2, how the first episode of Lif...Show More

Episode 190: Sword Dad

43:55 | Sep 28th, 2018

On Waypoint Radio 190, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick look at the image of the game developer. Spurred on by a recent Eurogamer piece examining early 80s EA advertising for "software artists," and the infamous 2008 New Yorker profile of Cliff Bleszinski,...Show More

Waypoints 02: The Factory of Sadness

1:37:28 | Sep 26th, 2018

Welcome to a brand-new Waypoint podcast! In Waypoints, the staff and friends will bring something to share: be it a TV show, art exhibit, movie, or other thing from the universe to discuss, dissect, and enjoy. On episode 2, Austin is listening to Ser...Show More

Episode 189: Telltale Games and a Radical Rethinking of the Games Industry

1:11:51 | Sep 24th, 2018

Content Warning: During our discussion of labor practices at games studios, the previews for Red Dead Redemption 2 come up and reference is made to a line about horse genitalia from the Kotaku preview piece. Skip minutes 52-54 if you'd like to avoid ...Show More

Episode 188: The Internet Ruins Everything, Including Our Sweet Boy, Toad

1:00:14 | Sep 21st, 2018

Content Warning: We begin with the Trump/Toad Discourse Today, Danielle, Natalie, Patrick, and Rob sit down to talk about the ways in which fandoms interpret works. Why is it that we can find the "horny" in just about any piece of media? When is it...Show More

Waypoints 01: Spiritual Awakenings and Moral Renewals

1:46:02 | Sep 19th, 2018

Welcome to a brand new Waypoint podcast! In Waypoints, the staff and friends will bring something to share: be it a TV show, art exhibit, movie, or other thing from the universe to discuss, dissect, and enjoy. On episode 1, Rob has things to say abou...Show More

Episode 187: Super Mario's Posse

2:01:13 | Sep 17th, 2018

On Waypoint Radio 187, Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick discuss the epic troll Nintendo pulled on Animal Crossing fans in its recent Nintendo Direct. Really, we talk through all of the announcements from the presenttaion, including Luigi's ghostly ...Show More

Episode 186: Deep Lore

1:17:09 | Sep 14th, 2018

Danielle, Cado, Natalie and Rob sit down to talk lore in games, when it's done well, when it's done poorly, and just why it's so hard to get right. We start with Destiny, a franchise that has radically changed just how it handles lore, and go deep in...Show More

Guest Pod: Queerly Beloved Episode 01 - The Past Lovers

22:54 | Sep 13th, 2018

Hey everyone, Austin here! As you may have heard, our sister site Broadly has launched a new podcast called Queerly Beloved all about LGBTQ communities, chosen families, and love--romantic and otherwise. To help them kick it off on the right foot, we...Show More

Bonus Pod: Queerly Beloved

11:56 | Sep 12th, 2018

We have a little something special for Waypoint listeners today: an interview with Sarah Burke, co-host of our sister site Broadly's new podcast, Queerly Beloved. Queerly Beloved is a multifaceted portrait of LGBTQ chosen family—the people who help u...Show More

Episode 185: That Sequence Rough

1:40:25 | Sep 10th, 2018

On episode 185 of Waypoint Radio, the full team—Austin, Natalie, Cado, Patrick, Rob, and Danielle—talk about the many games they've been playing and discussing. There's some football. There's Call of Duty Black Ops 4. There's a whole lot of Shadow of...Show More

Waypoint Article Read and Discussion: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

1:43:10 | Sep 10th, 2018

Rob and Waypoint Freelancer Dia Lacina get together to discuss Dia's review of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, titled 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' Tries, but Fails, to Tackle Its Own Colonialism. Dia reads her review, which goes in on the ways in which the...Show More

Episode 184: The Puddle in the Bucket

1:09:06 | Sep 7th, 2018

Content warning for some ableist language. Danielle, Natalie, Rob, and Patrick settle in for an in-depth discussion of "puddlegate"—the kerfuffle that occurred when some gamers thought the new Spider-Man game on PS4 had downgraded visuals compared ...Show More

Waypoint Article Read and Discussion: Spider-Man

59:07 | Sep 5th, 2018

Austin and Patrick get together to read and discuss Patrick's review of Spider-Man, out this week. Patrick reads his piece, where he praises the game's excellent swinging mechanics, surprisingly nuanced story, and overall world, while throwing some s...Show More

Episode 183: Live from PAX West 2018

57:19 | Sep 4th, 2018

Patrick, Austin, and Danielle hold court live from their panel at PAX West 2018, with a fierce discussion of Gundam, a not-great-seeming game called the Quiet Man, better games like Spelunky 2 and Get in the Car, Loser, thoughts on Streets of Rage 4 ...Show More

Waypoint 101: Shadowrun: Dragonfall

1:44:23 | Aug 31st, 2018

Content warning for abuse, starting at 1:07:18 in the episode. Welcome to the shadows, in Waypoint's deep dive on Shadowrun: Dragonfall. Austin, Rob, and Joel dig into the game's aesthetics, politics, characters and scenarios of this cyberpunk RPG.

Episode 182: Jacksonville

1:19:47 | Aug 27th, 2018

Content warning for discussion of gun violence. On Episode 182, Patrick, Austin, and Danielle discuss the shooting this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla, where a gunman opened fire at a Madden tournament. We talk about gun violence in America and the i...Show More

Episode 181: Tactical Parking Lot

1:00:13 | Aug 24th, 2018

In episode 181 of Waypoint Radio, we get very excited about good game tutorials. Danielle, Rob, and Patrick discuss what makes a good tutorial and in-game learning experience, with special attention paid to games they're into right now: Bad North, De...Show More

Bonus Pod: Sekiro Hands-On Impressions, The Dark Pictures Anthology, Gamescom News, and More!

1:24:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Happy Thursday... and happy BONUS podcast day, too! Yesterday on Twitch, we revived the old "VICE Gaming's New Podcast" format to to talk about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Fromsoft's upcoming ninja-action game), which Austin got about an hour of hands...Show More

Episode 180: The Wimpiest Gamer

1:45:52 | Aug 20th, 2018

Content warning for discussion of transphobic language from approximately 38:38 to 41:33. On episode 180 of Waypoint Radio, Danielle talks about her real-life fighting game, Austin falls down a tactics hole, Rob and Austin are both living out cold-...Show More

Waypoint Article Read and Discussion: Thorin

1:06:18 | Aug 17th, 2018

Patrick reads his recent article, One of Counter-Strike’s Leading Analysts Wants You to Know Alex Jones Rules, before joining Rob to discuss what drew him to reporting on this particular esports analyst, the ongoing professionalization of esports bro...Show More

Episode 179: Obsession Session

1:05:55 | Aug 17th, 2018

In Episode 179 of Waypoint Radio, Rob, Patrick, and Danielle discuss the games that we may have gotten a little *too* obsessed with. Rob regales everyone with his sim-racing and Max Payne Antics, Danielle has over 600 hours in Into the Breach, and Pa...Show More

Episode 178: I'm Talking About His Presence

1:29:35 | Aug 13th, 2018

Content warning for discussion of misogyny in film towards the end of the episode. On Waypoint Radio today, Patrick, Natalie, Rob and Danielle do a little show and tell on the games they've been digging into lately, including We Happy Few, The Fina...Show More

Episode 177: Difficult Questions

56:41 | Aug 10th, 2018

Content warning for discussion of abuse. In this transmission from Waypoint Radio, Natalie, Rob, Patrick, and Danielle discuss depictions of abuse in video games: starting with the recent Captain Spirit. They discuss the problems with "redemption ...Show More

Episode 176: New York Rob

1:25:19 | Aug 6th, 2018

We're visited by New York Rob, aka Rob Zacny, to tell his tales of the city. Joining him are Natalie, Austin, and Danielle, all of whom have excellent games and Waypoints to share from the weekend, including Hollow Knight, WarioWare Gold, Dead Cells,...Show More

Episode 175: Hideo Kojima's Indoctrination Theory

1:24:51 | Aug 3rd, 2018

On today's episode of Waypoint Radio, Rob, Patrick, Austin and Danielle gather to discuss games that attempt the herculean task of ending a series on a satisfying note. There are many threes today: The Banner Sage 3, Mass Effect 3, Dark Souls 3, and ...Show More

Episode 174: Waypoint League

1:07:39 | Jul 30th, 2018

It's a New York crew episode today, as Austin, Natalie, Cado and Danielle huddle up in Lobby 1 to share our weekend adventures. Natalie and Cado went to the Overwatch League Finals, while Danielle and Austin hung out in space—on the many planets of N...Show More

Episode 173: Burnout Ain't Paradise

1:07:54 | Jul 27th, 2018

It's a whole new panel of Waypointers today, as Natalie Watson, Cado, Rob, and Danielle discuss games where difficulty made them make the ultimate decision: do we git gud, or git outta here? Then we dive in to a very meaty question from the bucket co...Show More

Episode 172: Head in the Clouds

1:23:42 | Jul 23rd, 2018

We're deep into our games of choice this week, as the summer swims along. Austin is deep into the clouds of No Man's Sky, Danielle is having a lot of fun with sound effects and new characters in Sonic Mania Plus. Rob is attending to his many wargamin...Show More

Episode 171: No Man's Guy

1:12:38 | Jul 20th, 2018

In today's Waypoint Radio, we talk about our extensive interview with Sean Murray of Hellop Games (the creators of No Man's Sky), about the game, PR and hype, its politics, and the controversy that the team dealt with at launch. Discussed: No Man's...Show More

Episode 170: Captain Toad's Wild Ride

1:36:40 | Jul 16th, 2018

On today's Waypoint Radio, the crew of Austin, Danielle, Patrick and Rob is all here to discuss our Switch adventures with Octopath Traveler, Hollow Knight and Captain Toad, and the impressive RTS stylings of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Then we tak...Show More

Episode 169: Goose-ifer

49:36 | Jul 14th, 2018

On today's Waypoint Radio, Austin, Patrick and Rob chat about recent news in the world and the world of games, including the Mueller investigation, goings on at ArenaNet, and the Reddit kerfuffle at KotakuInAction. We also talk about the Ancestors: L...Show More

Episode 168: ArenaNet

1:33:59 | Jul 9th, 2018

On Today's Waypoint Radio, we start out talking about games like Six Ages and Prey: Mooncrash, along with the true cinematic gem Skybound. But soon enough, we work our way towards the topic of last week's incident at ArenaNet, where two developers we...Show More

Bonus Pod: Super Hot Mic Mornings

1:49:09 | Jul 6th, 2018

With much of the Waypoint crew out today, we have an extra special bonus episode of Waypoint Radio for you! We've compiled some of the best bits of Hot Mic Mornings: our new morning talk show where we discuss everything from snackfoods to Animorphs t...Show More

Episode 167: No Collusion, No Kahlúa

1:14:31 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Rob and Danielle are off for the holiday weekend, and they've left Austin and Patrick behind to suffer in this bug-hot heatwave. Yet these insects who suffer in this muggy clime find cool solace in the melancholic ruins of Hollow Knight's abandoned b...Show More

Waypoint 101: Mad Max

1:32:43 | Jun 29th, 2018

On this late-but-great edition of Waypoint 101, Austin and Rob are joined by regular Waypoint freelancers Cameron Kunzelman and Dante Douglas for a deep dive on Mad Max, Avalanche's 2015 open world game based on the post-apocalyptic, car-crazed world...Show More

Episode 166: Sick of Civility

1:42:18 | Jun 25th, 2018

It's June, and the world is falling apart, but the games are good (mostly), and we all have new and ongoing games to chat about. Austin is playing Mario Tennis: Aces and Danielle held back completely from using a "Love" joke on the podcast. He also p...Show More

Episode 165: Giving It 100%

1:04:01 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Today on Waypoint Radio, we talk about completionism—playing games so much, you do EVERYTHING there is to do. Or find every single item or story bit. Or just generally... complete the whole thing. Stick around as well for a quick promo for Science So...Show More

Episode 164: E3 and the Cosmic Horror Mooncrash

1:12:17 | Jun 18th, 2018

Team Waypoint survived E3! Well, mostly. Austin is sick, but that doesn't stop us from casting a pod about several games we saw at E3—and a few we've been playing since. We check in on Spiderman, an entirely seperate Cthulu detective game from the on...Show More

E3 2018 Day 3: StarLink, Pokemon Let's Go, and More Rage 2

19:17 | Jun 15th, 2018

Finally, E3 is over... But before we left the show floor for the final time, we got together to discuss our last day in LA (and video games). Discussed: The Plague Tale: Innocence, Pokemon Let's Go, StarLink, Rage 2, Reggie, Greedfall

E3 2018 Day 2: The Last of Us 2, Metro Exodus, Dying Light 2

1:47:46 | Jun 14th, 2018

We got together to discuss our exciting day two (or... five) of E3, including highlights from The Last of Us Part II, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Call of Duty, Dying Light 2, and way, way more! Discussed: Dying Light 2, Galak-Z Variant S, Zone of th...Show More

E3 2018 Day 1: Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, and LA Rob

2:47:21 | Jun 13th, 2018

On the first official day of E3 we saw many, many games. Among them, Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, Ooblets, Ori and the Will the Wisp, Battlefield V, and many, many more. We were also blessed by the appearance of one LA Rob, a man so badass we had to menti...Show More

E3 Day 1: Nintendo and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

1:15:25 | Jun 12th, 2018

Austin and Patrick recall their VICE Gaming's new podcast days and talk Nintendo Direct and their look at the new Fromsoft Samurai Soulslike, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Discussed: Daemon Ex Machina, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Super Smash Bros....Show More

E3 2018 Day 0: Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Sony's Press Events

2:53:10 | Jun 12th, 2018

Patrick, Rob, Austin and Danielle gather after a rousing day of press events and appointments to talk about Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Sony's big press events. We go in on labor issues and Beyond Good and Evil 2, romance in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, ...Show More

E3 2018 Day -1: Microsoft and Bethesda's Press Events

3:12:50 | Jun 11th, 2018

We put on a monster pod tonight, with our impressions from the Xbox, Bethesda, and Devolver press events. We talk about Halo Infinite, Doom Eternal, Gears 5, Fallout 76, Prey (of course), and much, much more! Discussed: Halo Infinite, Ori and the W...Show More

E3 2018 Day -2

1:05:30 | Jun 10th, 2018

On our first day of E3—or day negative two—we discuss EA's press event. We talk Anthem, Battlefield V, Sea of Solitude, and much more, as well as general E3 plans and wackiness. We'll be podcasting each day from E3, so stay tuned! Discussed: Anthem...Show More

Episode 163: E3 Stands For...

1:55:52 | Jun 8th, 2018

In our pre-E3 extravaganza, Austin, Rob, Ptarick and Danielle discuss hopes and fears for E3, one of the biggest, loudest expos for games each year. They discuss nightmare scenarios, dream games, and the hilarity that ensues when this many people cro...Show More

Waypoint Article Read and Discussion: Agony Review

36:31 | Jun 6th, 2018

Please note, this podcast carries a content warning for discussion of sexual violence and brutal misogyny.  Patrick reads his review titled 'Agony,' a Game About Dehumanizing Women, Isn't Just Bad, It's Toxic, and he and Rob discuss the game. They ...Show More

Episode 162: Red Dead Faction

1:20:13 | Jun 4th, 2018

Austin, Danielle, Patrick and Rob discuss such monuments of game culture as Space Asshole, the structure of We Happy Few, the new expansion for Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, and the Vampiric era of London. Discussed: We Happy Few, Fallout 4, Va...Show More

Episode 161: Labor Pains

1:01:43 | Jun 1st, 2018

Danielle, Austin, Rob, and Patrick tackle the heavily fraught issue of the game industry's talent exodus, where terrible labor practices have frustrated many talented developers and caused them to look elsewhere for their careers. They talk contract ...Show More

Episode 160: State of The Decayed Union

1:29:31 | May 29th, 2018

Patrick returns from a week of “vacation” where he made appearances on video game podcasts to ask for advice on how to get rid of the squirrels in his attic. Elsewhere, Austin and Rob could not disagree more on State of Decay 2, Austin gives us his i...Show More

Episode 159: I, Android

1:15:04 | May 25th, 2018

In a sci-fi extravaganza, Austin, Rob, and Danielle discuss a host of questions around androids, AI, robots, and other forms of intelligence. We talk games, movies, and novels that tackle these with grace (and those that do it less so) and dip into s...Show More

Episode 158: Rabbit Holes

1:58:02 | May 21st, 2018

In a meaty 2-hour-long Waypoint Radio, Rob, Austin and Danielle get down to business talking about E3 Judges Week, slightly broken games that we love (like State of Decay 2 and STALKER), and the ARG Danielle fell all the way down last week.  Discus...Show More

Episode 157: Sonic's Little Legs

1:03:04 | May 18th, 2018

On today's Waypoint Radio, Danielle and Rob talk about games that really capture the essence of activities they love. We've got grappling, swimming, and... flying up for grabs. Then they take some question bucket time and waypoints to close out the s...Show More

Episode 156: Coffee Rage 2

1:10:37 | May 14th, 2018

On today's Waypoint Radio, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick continue some of the impassioned beverage discussion from last week, concerning coffee and water (this time, it's really about coffee), Rage 2's existence, and the disappointment of Total War: Bri...Show More

Episode 155: Top Ten (Or Twenty)

1:10:45 | May 11th, 2018

Austin, Rob, and Danielle get together to discuss their personal top ten lists: their favorite games of all time, and look for trends and outliers. In the process, you'll understand that these are, without a shadow of a doubt, the most Austin, Rob, a...Show More

Episode 154: Coffee, Tea, Ennui

1:27:32 | May 7th, 2018

Today, Austin, Rob, Patrick and Danielle discuss a very serious matter, brought on by a reader's related query: coffee or water. Oh, they talk about other things too, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Battletech, the TV show Barry, and ...Show More

Episode 153: Donkey Humpf

1:08:19 | May 4th, 2018

With all the hyper-focussed pods we've been casting lately, we decided to go ahead and have a good, old-fashioned, Monday-style Waypoint Radio episode (on a Friday) and talk about what we've been playing. Austin, Patrick and Danielle chat about Donke...Show More

Bonus Pod: God of War Spoilercast

1:40:16 | May 2nd, 2018

Austin and Patrick dive deep into the furthest reaches of God of War, for a whopping spoilercast. There are questions asked and answered, observations about Norse mythology, and... not very many dad jokes. As this is a full spoilercast, beware: there...Show More

Waypoint 101: Fortnite

1:29:58 | May 1st, 2018

After a full fortnight of Fortnite, the Waypoint crew (Patrick, Danika, Austin, Rob and Danielle) discuss their adventures on the battlefield. The Battle Royale genre may just be getting started, and so are we.

Waypoint Article Read and Discussion: Battletech Review

1:51:01 | Apr 27th, 2018

After read of the piece, Austin and Rob discuss Rob's review of Battletech: a grueling, fast-paced tactics game based on the classic franchise. Just remember one thing: this game is all about attrition.

Waypoint Article Read: Frostpunk Review & Discussion

44:28 | Apr 26th, 2018

Join Waypoint Senior Editor Rob Zacny and Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker as they discuss Rob's review of Frostpunk, a post-apocalyptic city builder from 11-Bit Studios, makers of This War of Mine. Rob reads his piece, which interrogates the mechanics ...Show More

Bonus Pod: A Conversation with BattleTech Composer Jon Everist

49:10 | Apr 25th, 2018

You may have noticed that we've been digging BattleTech around here. Between Rob Zacny's review earlier today and last Friday's livestream, giant robots have very clearly been very much on our minds. You'll be able to hear more of my thoughts on the ...Show More

Episode 152: Avoid the Dud

1:22:30 | Apr 23rd, 2018

After a massive 4/20 stream involving Spy Party, Battletech, and building various Nintendo Labo projects, Austin, Patrick and Danielle have plenty to talk about. But there's much more than that on this cast, which includes thoughts on Swords of Ditto...Show More

Episode 151: Hit by the Hype Train

34:11 | Apr 20th, 2018

With Austin at a work event, Danielle, Patrick and Rob discuss their own uneasy relationships with hype—say, around a game as big as the new God of War—and how they navigate the joys and sorrows of buzz around big games.

Episode 150: The God of War Minit

1:19:49 | Apr 16th, 2018

Austin, Patrick and Danielle got together to discuss the hulking behemoth of the moment: God of War. They stay away from spoilers, but get at the games themes, combat and sheer size. Then they chat up the Zelda-with-a-twist antics of Minit and get so...Show More

Episode 149: No Man's Ad Buy

1:00:58 | Apr 13th, 2018

Danielle, Patrick, Rob, and Austin gather to discuss the topic of game marketers occasionally telling a more interesting story than the game that's being sold. They touch on Far Cry 5, Dead Island, No Man's Sky, Bioshock Infinite and more, with a das...Show More

Waypoint Article Read: God of War Review & Discussion

46:02 | Apr 12th, 2018

Waypoint’s Patrick Klepek gives us his review of Sony’s latest entry in the long, bloody God of War series. Watch as he unpacks how a story about Kratos, a violent man who doesn’t deserve redemption, tries to reconcile his past.

Bonus Pod: Gordon Hayward at PAX East 2018

25:07 | Apr 11th, 2018

During PAX East 2018, Waypoint's own Joel and Rob sat down with Celtics forward Gordon Hayward: himself a competitive League of Legends player—to talk about esports, basketball, and using games as a healthy, competitive outlet while injured.

Episode 148: Live From PAX East 2018

58:05 | Apr 9th, 2018

Austin, Rob, Danika, and Patrick led a rousing discussion from the Waypoint Radio Live panel this PAX East, with talk of all the games from the show floor - including Phantom Doctrine and Due Process. They also ate some mysterious food, including the...Show More

Episode 147: 1970s Crimeboy Love

1:07:08 | Apr 3rd, 2018

​Heads up: We get into spoiler territory for A Way Out from around 20:35 until 36:00. ​ Everyone on the panel has finished A Way Out so it's time for some final thoughts on the game overall before we dive into a spoiler-rich discussion of the last ...Show More

Episode 146: Making Your Own Fun Is Fun

58:37 | Mar 30th, 2018

Danielle, Austin, Rob and Patrick have been playing a whole bunch of games lately that are more fun to, well, make our own fun in. Like Sea of Thieves, and A Way Out—but also, in streaming Far Cry 5, Bloodborne, and Into the Breach. We talk improv, r...Show More

Waypoint Article Read: Far Cry 5 Review

1:01:32 | Mar 28th, 2018

Austin reads his review of Far Cry 5 and discusses the game with host Rob Zacny. New changes to the structure are welcomed, but Far Cry 5, Austin says, has no confidence and no heart.

Episode 145: The Poop Goes to Hope County

1:20:18 | Mar 26th, 2018

Austin, Patrick, Rob and Danielle gather around the proverbial campfire to discuss Far Cry 5, a game that does very little with its political ambitions (and fire mechanics), A Way Out, a prison break game that is a little broken, and more tales from ...Show More

Episode 144: Waypoint's Guns and Games Week

1:15:54 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Danielle, Austin, Rob and Patrick took some time today to discuss their week of writing stories about the relationship between guns and games. We interviewed game developers who never shoot in games, an academic who studies the relationship between g...Show More

Episode 143: Celebrity Pirate Adventures

1:29:37 | Mar 21st, 2018

Finally, Austin and Danika have a chance to process Drake’s recent takeover of Twitch, while Danielle and Patrick scratch their heads. We talk through our early hours with the surprisingly delightful Sea of Thieves, and introduce a new segment at the...Show More

Bonus Pod: We Know Games Don't Cause Real-Life Violence, But Why?

35:17 | Mar 19th, 2018

As people who play games, we often take the notion that games don’t correlate to real-life violence for granted. But what’s the science behind that statement? How did we get there? To learn more, I spoke with Villanova University professor of psychol...Show More

Episode 142: Geoffrey Giraffe Sleeps With the Fishes

54:18 | Mar 16th, 2018

Austin, Patrick, Rob and Danielle discuss the sad news that is the end of Toys R Us, the store that has always held a special place in our gaming childhoods. We also discuss recent news about Luigi's bulge. It's a very special Friday episode of Waypo...Show More

Waypoint 101: Metro 2033

2:03:31 | Mar 14th, 2018

Sci-fi, Tarkovsky, gender politics, World War II, STALKER, centrism, subs vs. dubs... this Metro 2033-focused episode of Waypoint 101 has it all! Join Austin, Danielle, and Rob for a in-depth and wide-ranging discussion of 4A Games' 2010 adaptation o...Show More

Episode 141: Live, Die, Breach, Repeat

1:13:53 | Mar 12th, 2018

Austin, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick are all about playing mecha tactics game Into the Breach lately, though some have caught the bug worse than others. Austin talks Far Cry 5, Patrick also played Florence, and Rob is all about the low-fi beauty of Com...Show More

Episode 140: Top 10 Toilets in Video Games

1:01:14 | Mar 9th, 2018

Waypoint published a piece this week about a professor who’s cataloged more than 2,000 soda machines in video games, which got Danielle, Rob, and Patrick thinking about the different ways games choose to represent the most innocuous parts of real-lif...Show More

Episode 139: Call Me By Arkane

1:15:10 | Mar 5th, 2018

Austin, Danika, Patrick and Danielle recount their stories of weekend triumphs, fending off creatures in Hunt: Showdown, wrecking Anjanaths and dragons in Monster Hunter, playing BioShock again and eagerly awaiting Prey DLC. There's also some solid r...Show More

Episode 138: I Love It, But I Hate it, But I love it.

50:10 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Patrick, Austin and Danielle ponder games that have crossed the thin red line from beloved to hated, and how to define where that line actually gets drawn, after all. It's a slightly quicker, but still meaty pod for a stormy Friday!

Waypoint 101: Black Panther

1:17:02 | Feb 28th, 2018

Austin, Rob, Patrick and Danielle dig into the politics, performances, and problems of Marvel's latest film, Black Panther. During our spoiler-filled discussion, we cover everything from the disrobing of Michael B. Jordan to the frustrating (centrist...Show More

'Into the Breach' Turns Mech Combat Into a Tactical Dance

44:27 | Feb 27th, 2018

The follow up to 'FTL' isn't the game you might have expected. But it's still a must play. Listen to Austin Walker read his review of the latest from Subset Games, and be sure to stick around for the conversation he and host Rob Zacny have afterwards...Show More

Episode 137: Her Fit Was Fire

1:36:09 | Feb 26th, 2018

It's an especially monday Monday, but that didn't stop Patrick, Austin, and Danielle from discussing their latest adventures. Patrick's playing Moss, a very cute VR game about the adventures of a mouse named Quill. Austin is all about Into the Breach...Show More

Episode 136: Will The Real Neocon Please Stand Up?

1:15:15 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Most games let you be a “good” person because that’s just how things usually go, but what if more games pushed players outside moral and ethical comfort zones? This week, Rob wrote about how games can uncomfortably reflect who we are as people, which...Show More

Episode 135: We Haven't Covered 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance.' Let's Talk About Why

1:08:16 | Feb 16th, 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, an open world medieval RPG set during the Holy Roman Empire, launched earlier this week, and it's already an enormous hit. Waypoint hasn't covered the game yet, partially because we've struggled over how to over a game whos...Show More

Episode 134: It's Mediocre, I Like It A Lot

1:29:17 | Feb 12th, 2018

It's a rousing pod today as Austin, Rob, Patrick and Danielle talk about Monster Hunter, "theatrical" minigolf, Dynasty Warriors 9, Civilization 6, All our Asias, and the PS1 aesthetic, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the question bucket.

Bonus Pod: Austin's NYU Game Center Guest Lecture

1:46:15 | Feb 12th, 2018

Things have been rough lately. The last couple of years have made it incredibly clear that aspects of American culture that many convinced themselves were latent or diminished were only lurking quietly in the background. We've also seen new forces mo...Show More

Episode 133: I Love it, I Love it

1:23:10 | Feb 9th, 2018

Austin, Danika, Patrick and Danielle discuss a whole slew of interconnected stream celebrity issues, first, looking at Twitch and Mixer's new rules. We also look into the curious cases of Dr DisRespect and Logan Paul.

Episode 132: Fiver Bro and Yakuza Dads

1:01:07 | Feb 5th, 2018

​In today's episode of Waypoint Radio, Danika, Austin, Patrick and Danielle discuss Superbowl antics, Monster Hunter, and the excellent pixellated platformers we're playing—including Celeste and Dandara, a Metroid-y Soulslike—before shifting over to ...Show More

Episode 131: The Subtle Plotting of Turok Evolution

1:04:50 | Feb 2nd, 2018

A lot of video game villains are cartoonish and over-the-top, but as Danika Harrod argued in a piece on Waypoint this week, sometimes games go too far in trying to make the point that evil people are evil. Danielle, Rob, and Patrick huddled around so...Show More

Waypoint 101: Zombi

1:05:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

In our latest Waypoint 101 excursion, Patrick, Rob, and Austin tackle the grim London of Zombi. Originally ZombiU, an early Wii U game later adapted to other platforms, the game impressed the panel with its tension, early digital video aesthetic, and...Show More

Battling the Beasts of 'Monster Hunter: World' Feels Dynamic and Desperate

26:32 | Jan 26th, 2018

This new world offers intricate environments, lively creatures, kinetic combat... and a dash of colonialist fantasy. Waypoint's Austin Walker shares his thoughts. You can read (and watch!) the full review at https://tinyurl.com/waypointmonhun

Episode 129: Detroit: Become Sun King

1:22:08 | Jan 22nd, 2018

​On Waypoint's day off last week, a series of investigations into Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream broke out of France, outlining allegations of a deeply toxic studio culture. Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick consider this means for on...Show More

Episode 128: MoHun Is Only For Big Boys

52:08 | Jan 19th, 2018

With Monster Hunter: World on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect time to discuss the reasons why some games—or game series—have proven tough for us to wrap our heads around. Sometimes, it’s design. Other times, it’s the community around the game...Show More

Episode 127: The Long Game

52:42 | Jan 12th, 2018

We had a special treat this week at Waypoint HQ, with the whole team in town for meetings, streams, and this very podcast. So Patrick, Austin, Rob and Danielle talked about “forever” games, thanks to two pieces Patrick wrote this week, on a Mario Mak...Show More

Episode 126: The Anime Hour

1:12:38 | Jan 9th, 2018

Waypoint loves video games, which is why Austin, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick spend the first 20 minutes of this podcast talking about The Thing and the 80s anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Of course. Later, we discuss the defense-oriented brawler ...Show More

Episode 125: Knee-Deep in the Mythos

1:08:28 | Jan 5th, 2018

With a few different Waypoint editors taking some time off this week, Danielle and Patrick are joined by one of our more regular writers, Cameron Kunzelman, to break down my piece arguing Assassin’s Creed should ditch its sci-fi trappings. Somehow, w...Show More

Episode 124: Happy New Year! (feat: QB [question bucket])

58:55 | Jan 2nd, 2018

2018 is here! At least, it should be. This podcast description was written in 2017, so if something happens between now and then, apologies. Maybe it was the alien alloys? In any case, before everyone returns to the office and begins formulating anot...Show More

Holiday Pod #5: The Video Games We're Most Looking Forward to in 2018

56:40 | Dec 29th, 2017

There are so many games we've yet to finish from 2017, but in a few days, 2018 will be here. Though we've spent much of this week taking stock of the year that was, now's a chance to think about what we'll be playing and talking about in the months a...Show More

Holiday Pod: #4 Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes

49:14 | Dec 28th, 2017

Everyone knows video games have to make money somehow, but the question over how games make money became one of the central arguments in 2017, as various big name publishers brought one of the most popular ways to monetize mobile and free-to-play gam...Show More

Holiday Pod #3: Games That Only Appeared on Our GOTY List, Not Anyone Else's

53:07 | Dec 27th, 2017

Because there were so many games to love in 2017, there was a pretty good chance our individual top 10 lists were going to include games no one else featured. In an effort to give every possible game its due, Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick decide...Show More

Holiday Pod #2: Gaming and Politics Went Hand-in-Hand in 2017

47:12 | Dec 26th, 2017

One of the big reasons Waypoint exists was to create a space where it was not only accepted to talk about games and politics, but encouraged. That we stumbled into a year where politics dominated every conversation, sometimes to the point of exhausti...Show More

Holiday Pod #1: Games That Narrowly Missed Our GOTY Lists

1:11:04 | Dec 25th, 2017

There's no reason a game of the year list can't be filled with 15 or 20 games, but by constraining the list to only 10 games, you're forced into making interesting decisions about what you truly valued in the past year. Of course, that means leaving ...Show More

Episode 123: Someone Explain To Me The Alien Alloys Before I F'ing Explode

1:11:26 | Dec 22nd, 2017

In-between preparing for next week's holiday break and organizing our game of the year lists, the Waypoint staff has been unable to shake this weird story from The New York Times that, seriously and soberly, suggests aliens are, uh, real?? With the r...Show More

Episode 122: Gravity Rush 2 Really Did Come Out This Year

1:20:24 | Dec 19th, 2017

There are only a few more days before the Waypoint staff has to finalize their game of the year lists, which means everyone is hurrying through various games, trying to figure out if there's a game they missed (or forgot about). This prompts myself, ...Show More

Episode 121: Star Wars: The Last Hot Take

1:12:14 | Dec 15th, 2017

Few movie franchises inspire as many hot takes as Star Wars, and with the latest film dropping, you can already feel the Internet shaking. There are zero The Last Jedi spoilers in this podcast, but the movie's release prompted Patrick, Danielle, and ...Show More

Episode 120: More Like Ready Player None!@!!!!!

1:07:24 | Dec 12th, 2017

A new trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One dropped this weekend, which prompts Austin, myself, and Rob into a longer discussion about Ready Player One as a work, the kinds of films Spielberg is making these days, and more. We...Show More

Episode 119: Bunghole Drip

1:49:56 | Dec 9th, 2017

Earlier this week, the popular crowdfunding service Patreon announced some controversial changes to the way it handles processing payments, and basically nobody's happy about it? To wrap our heads around the rocky future of media and react to 2017's ...Show More

Episode 118: Game of the Year 2008

1:45:26 | Dec 5th, 2017

​Austin is playing the extremely long and anime Xenoblade Chronicles X. Danielle is finishing up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Patrick is working his way through the back half of The Evil Within 2. Rob? Rob's playing Dead Space. If you're wonderi...Show More

Episode 117: AKA The Trap Trebek

47:28 | Dec 1st, 2017

In this episode of Waypoint Radio Live, we're joined by none other than Scott Rogowsky from trivia app sensation, HQ. Austin and Danika talk to Scott about his beginnings in stand-up comedy, the transient bliss of HQ, grappling with new found fame,...Show More

Watching History Fade Away in 'Call of Duty: WWII'

23:57 | Nov 30th, 2017

Waypoint Senior Editor Rob Zacny reads his latest, which tackles Call of Duty: World War II, a game that sends the series back to its roots, and casts a modern warfare gaze on a past that suddenly seems mythic. Find the full article at: https://waypo...Show More

Episode 116: ZombiUGottaPlayThisGame

1:35:26 | Nov 28th, 2017

Though the holidays can be stressful, time off from work means there's way more time for games! So, there's that. Danika, Austin, Rob, and myself reconvened after Thanksgiving to discuss what everyone played over the brief break, ranging from Battle ...Show More

Wolfenstein: The New Order (Part 2)

3:17:24 | Nov 23rd, 2017

First up, an apology. Though we’ve tried to find a way to make Waypoint 101 run on a schedule, the bandwidth of Waypoint’s staff makes that really tough. That said, we’re happy to present this three-hour (!!!) podcast in which Patrick, Danielle, Aust...Show More

Episode 115: A Mailbag Turducken

1:13:32 | Nov 20th, 2017

Video games have been especially busy lately, which means we’ve only had time for one or two questions at the end of most podcasts. With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up for many, including everyone at Waypoint, we figured it was a good time to get...Show More

Episode 114: Make Star Wars Weird Again

59:02 | Nov 17th, 2017

A new Star Wars video game launched this week, but Battlefront II isn’t on our minds right now. Instead, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick used the launch of Electronic Arts’ loot box simulator to look back at their individual histories with Star Wars video...Show More

The New 'Need for Speed' Sees a Future Where Loot Boxes Are in Control

25:03 | Nov 15th, 2017

Austin has recorded a bonus podcast for those of you who don't have time to swing by the site to read his latest article, "The New 'Need for Speed' Sees a Future Where Loot Boxes Are in Control." You can find that story (and many others) at waypoint....Show More

Episode 113: Comrades, He Does Not Know Anime

1:29:06 | Nov 14th, 2017

Because it’s 2017, it’s impossible to go a day without something big, which is why Patrick, Austin, Danika, and Rob spend a big chunk of the podcast discussing why some people end up harassing developers when they’re upset about a game. Later, Danika...Show More

Episode 111: Make a Wish (For A Podcast)

1:38:18 | Nov 7th, 2017

With half the team missing or wounded, Austin and Rob have to conduct an after-hours stealth podcast. Austin's been playing some Need for Speed: Payback and the Longshot narrative campaign from Madden 18, while Rob is really surprised by how much War...Show More

Waypoint Radio Episode 110: Mighty Souls

53:39 | Nov 3rd, 2017

11-time UFC Flyweight champion (and prolific game streamer) Demetrious Johnson joins Danielle and Austin today for a chat about Battlegrounds, fighting games, and MMA. “Mighty Mouse” came prepared, with plenty to say about streaming platforms, esport...Show More

Waypoint 101: Blade Runner 2049 Spoilercast

2:46:10 | Nov 1st, 2017

In an epic spoilercast that lasts almost—but not quite—as long as the film itself, Austin, Rob, and Danielle dig deep into the world of Blade Runner 2049. There are no holds barred here, as they go into the cinematography, politics, race and gender i...Show More

109: The Greatest Time to be a Gamer

1:21:06 | Oct 30th, 2017

This morning, Sony held an event in Paris to make a bunch of surprising (and not-so-surprising) announcements about video games. While we won't be able to play most of them until next year, there was plenty to talk about, especially when it came to s...Show More

Episode 108: Intro (feat. Video Games)

1:27:44 | Oct 27th, 2017

Between Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins, it’s one of the biggest weeks for video games in a long time. What connects all three of them is that once you start a new game, they have to introduce them...Show More

Review: Super Mario Odyssey is a Fever Dream of Creativity and Pure Joy

17:49 | Oct 26th, 2017

272 moons later, I've "beaten" Super Mario Odyssey, but it feels like I've only scratched the surface of Mario's latest, a breathlessly creative adventure equal parts surprising and bewildering—in a good way.

Episode 106: Urban White

1:34:19 | Oct 20th, 2017

Earlier this week EA shut down Visceral Studios, leaving many to wonder about the future of linear, AAA single player games. It’s a complex topic, which is why we’re grateful that we got to sit down and talk about it with Manveer Heir, a 12 year vete...Show More

Episode 105: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghoke

1:20:41 | Oct 17th, 2017

Following a weekend where an ex-Naughty Dog employee alleged they were sexual harassed, Austin, Danika, Rob, and myself took stock of the various (and often inappropriate) ways different actors responded to the situation. Elsewhere, we discussed a bi...Show More

Episode 104: Is the Immersive Sim Dead?

1:00:39 | Oct 13th, 2017

We’re trying something different with the Friday episodes of Waypoint Radio. One, Danielle is the host! Two, the discussion is framed around a single topic. That doesn’t mean we won’t talk about games we’ve been playing (or big news), but generally, ...Show More

Episode 103: Children Are Not Whales

1:02:26 | Oct 10th, 2017

Though the beta for Star Wars: Battlefront II just started, it's only added fuel to the fire for a conversation that's dominated the last few weeks of games: loot boxes. Rob, Danielle, and myself weigh in on whether some players are being overdramati...Show More

Wolfenstein: The New Order (Part 1)

2:13:05 | Oct 7th, 2017

It's taken too long, but the second installment in Waypoint 101, where we revisit old games and have a community discussion about them, is here. Austin, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick have played through the first six chapters of Wolfenstein: The New Ord...Show More

Episode 102: R.I.P. A.I.M.

1:36:57 | Oct 7th, 2017

If you're the kind of person who gets a nostalgia hit listening to the sign-on sound from old AIM clients—yes, the one where the door opens—you're going to enjoy our long conversation about the recent announcement AIM will shut down later this year. ...Show More

Episode 101: All Hail the Algorithm

1:16:48 | Oct 2nd, 2017

If games are the furthest thing from your mind right now, no one could blame you. It's why Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick couldn't start Waypoint Radio without reflecting on the (still unfolding) events in Las Vegas, where a mass shooter killed a...Show More

Episode 100: What if Suddenly the Ground Was Gone?

1:28:31 | Sep 29th, 2017

Does it really count as the 100th episode when we publish two episodes a week? Is that cheating? Whatever, we’re going with it. Danielle, Danika, Austin, Rob, and Patrick all jumped on microphones today to discuss the nuances of the unreleased film S...Show More

Episode 99: www.centrism.nfl

1:33:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

With Danielle still on vacation, Rob, Austin, and Patrick huddled together for a quiet, easy episode of the podcast, where Austin would tell us about the surprisingly smart sci-fi Hitman-like game, Echo, and Rob would update on his terrible drinking ...Show More

Episode 98: PlayerUnknown's Rob Zacny

1:05:45 | Sep 25th, 2017

We discuss the odd threat against Epic Games about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds vs Fortnite, the crappy humor of South Park, and more.

Episode 97: A Town Hall With My Liver

1:12:09 | Sep 18th, 2017

​With Austin back from vacation, he joins Patrick and Rob to discuss his experience accidentally playing a fog game of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with a complete stranger, resulting in Austin chasing down another player, ala Jason Voorhees. Elsewh...Show More

Episode 96: The Legend of Asher Mir

1:11:04 | Sep 15th, 2017

With Austin and Danielle both on vacation, the ol’ Waypoint Radio microphones are only pointed at Patrick and Rob today. Fortunately, there’s plenty to talk about, as we work through our feelings on the campaign in Destiny 2, and whether Bungie shoul...Show More

Episode 94: The Ol' Bahama Mama

54:15 | Sep 8th, 2017

It seems like Destiny 2 is the game Bungie had originally promised with Destiny in 2014, but hey, better late than never, right? The state of Destiny is slightly more complicated than that, of course, and to break down our initial reactions, Austin, ...Show More

Episode 93: A Baka Situation

1:10:28 | Sep 6th, 2017

Welcome to episode 93, recorded live from Seattle during PAX West 2017! Danika, Austin, Danielle, and Patrick recount their donuts and grievances, chat about cool games from the PAX show floor, and attend to not one, but TWO question buckets straight...Show More

Episode 92 - Swift Strats

1:06:44 | Aug 29th, 2017

Austin and Patrick hold down the fort with discussion of two strategy games: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Xcom 2's new content. Then, there's a beautiful dive into the question bucket with an unpacking of our previous takes on Taylor Swift's ne...Show More

Episode 91: The Orange Casket

1:18:35 | Aug 25th, 2017

You know it's a good episode when, right out of the gate, we're talking about pop singles, the political platforms of the pop singers behind them, and questions about why Carly Rae Jepsen isn't more popular. Elsewhere, Austin and Patrick have been pl...Show More

Episode 90: Skeletons Don't Need Hearts. (Or Do They?)

59:15 | Aug 22nd, 2017

​As the fall gaming season approaches, and games like Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and Destiny 2 loom, we take a deep breath and talk about...No Man's Sky. Look, there's a new update out, and Austin needs to get some things off his chest. Elsewher...Show More

Episode 89: Friday Night Cyberpunk

1:13:05 | Aug 18th, 2017

Austin is out on a Summer Friday, so Patrick, Rob, and Danielle get down to business to talk about good August games. They touch on Madden's very Friday Night Lights-esque story mode, new content (including ghost trolls!) for Total War: Warhammer, an...Show More

Big Announcements: New Waypoint 101 and... A TV SHOW?

17:59 | Aug 16th, 2017

Not a full episode today, just a couple of quick announcements: 1. Waypoint 101 is coming back and (unsurprisingly?) we're going to be diving headfirst into Wolfenstein: The New Order over the next month or so! 2. Waypoint is going to be on your te...Show More

Episode 88: Agents of (Sonic) Mania

58:29 | Aug 14th, 2017

Austin, Patrick, and Danielle gather to discuss their weekends: starting with the new patch for No Man's Sky and the tragic events in Charlottesville this weekend. Then, they pivot to some lighter fare: the first few hours of Volition's open world in...Show More

Episode 87: Goodbye Natalie

54:13 | Aug 11th, 2017

Austin and Patrick are off getting jersed and on assignment, so Danielle, Rob, and intern Natalie held court—on Natalie's final day as our intern. We chat about PUBG, TitanFall 2, and Tacoma, before dipping into the bucket for a serious dip.

Episode 85: Magical Legos

1:09:24 | Aug 4th, 2017

We talk Titanfall, Prey, Battlegrounds and Magic Legos on Waypoint Radio

Episode 84: Not Every Daddy Is A Dream

1:21:38 | Jul 31st, 2017

In a throwback to VICE Gaming's New Podcast, aka the old version of Waypoint Radio, it's just Patrick and Austin on the podcast today. After running through the major games coming out this month, starting with Tacoma later this week, Patrick confesse...Show More

Episode 83: Sword of Trumpocles

1:00:48 | Jul 28th, 2017

Apologies in advance to all residents of Los Angeles who are fans of the city they live in, but the opening moments of this podcast are not kind. As it turns out, Austin has some thoughts on cities, yours included. Elsewhere, Austin discusses his ope...Show More

Episode 82: Pump-Action Patrick

1:20:42 | Jul 24th, 2017

Today's podcast begins on a somber note, as we say goodbye to Waypoint's UK editor, Mike Diver. Mike was, unfortunately, let go as part of a recent VICE internal reorganization, but Waypoint wouldn't exist without all the hard work he's put in over t...Show More

Episode 81: Mustard vs. Ketchup vs. Mayo

1:20:02 | Jul 21st, 2017

As Rob Zacny's Subterfuge campaign finally comes to an end, we discover what depths a group of humans will go to stab one another in the back. Elsewhere, Rob, Austin, and Patrick discuss our hours with the fun (but limited) Destiny 2 beta, and what i...Show More

Episode 80: The Spirit of Marvel

1:07:12 | Jul 17th, 2017

With Austin busy being a "boss" who has "responsibilities," it's left to Danielle, Patrick, and Rob to discuss the latest developments in the game that's slowly killing Rob's life, Subterfuge, before we talk about some of the events at EVO 2017 this ...Show More

Episode 79: GOOP Presents: Boost Juice

1:23:23 | Jul 16th, 2017

It's like the saying goes: if there's a long running wrestling franchise with deep customization options that leads to people making deformed Kirbys, Austin will be there. Patrick, Danielle, and and Rob are there to help him through this, as we discu...Show More

Episode 78: The War on Game Criticism (Part 15)

1:25:15 | Jul 10th, 2017

Over the weekend, popular YouTube creator VideoGameDunkey, known for his funny and biting videos about games, published a 9-minute critique about games criticism. Dunkey pointed his criticism at huge websites like IGN and Kotaku, lamenting review sco...Show More

Episode 77: Tootin' With Putin

1:26:01 | Jul 7th, 2017

Though gaming might not be moving at the same pace ​as earlier in the year, there's plenty to talk about. After Austin and Patrick provide an update on our (lack of) chicken dinner in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, he discusses his time with the upda...Show More

Waypoint 101: Binary Domain [Part 02]

57:47 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Welcome to the second episode of Waypoint 101, our semi-regular podcast where we, as a group, play through an older game, something we've always wanted to get around to or something worth another visit. Our first series has tackled Sega's Binary Doma...Show More

Episode 76: Breath of the Battlegrounds

1:09:51 | Jul 1st, 2017

Austin, Patrick and Danielle convene to talk about new Breath of the Wild DLC, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and high-level play in the games we just can't quit. Then, they take a dip in the question bucket and get ready for the weekend.

Episode 75: Dude, Where's Rob's Car?

43:09 | Jun 26th, 2017

After a few days off, Patrick has returned to Waypoint Radio with Rob and Austin. (Danielle is taking some well-earned rest.) Naturally, the conversation turns to "accidental" fraud, the secret motivations to play golf, and, eventually, video games. ...Show More

Episode 74 - Purloin Your Pokemon

1:10:25 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Rob, Austin, and Danielle sat down to take on indie horror games, the many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes, and... imaginary Pokemon. Then, we take a question bucket inquiry from long ago—all the way back in December 2016.

Episode 73 - Devils Don’t Need No Advocates

43:18 | Jun 19th, 2017

Austin and Patrick are out recovering from E3, so Rob and myself were joined by our excellent summer intern, Natalie Watson to dissect the most memorable aspects of E3 2017. We touched on the difficult politics of The Last Night and Far Cry 5, the ex...Show More

Waypoint @E3 2017 - The Last Day

2:05:26 | Jun 17th, 2017

We made it to the final night of E3, and we all survived! Join Patrick, Danika, Rob, and Austin for a discussion of Nintendo, our interview with Reggie Fils-Aime and the company’s treatment of fan work, Monster Hunter, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, Mi...Show More

Waypoint @E3 2017 - Day Two, Which Is Also Day Five

2:16:27 | Jun 17th, 2017

For day two (or five?) of E3—ok, let’s just call it Wednesday night—Austin, Danika, Rob, and Patrick sat down to talk about all the games they saw, played, or got pitched on during a wild and woolly day on the show floor. They take on the wild scale ...Show More

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Fullbright's Steve Gaynor Goes to the Moon

39:05 | Jun 14th, 2017

Danika welcomes Steve Gaynor of Fullbright—the studio behind Gone Home and the upcoming Tacoma—onto the show to talk E3 excitement, fans, and setting games in space.

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Sony In the Dark

34:57 | Jun 14th, 2017

Austin and Patrick discuss their adventures in Sony's E3 booth, with talk of Knack, Detroit: Become Human, Spider-Man, and much more.

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Devolver Digital Martial Artists

20:50 | Jun 14th, 2017

Patrick and Austin report from the show floor/parking lot, with tales of Devolver Digital's finest wares at the show. They talk Absolver, Minute and more as they attempt to keep all glasses on faces for the duration of the show.

Waypoint Radio at E3: Day One on the Show Floor

2:14:57 | Jun 14th, 2017

Austin, Danika, Rob and Patrick have survived the first "official" day of E3, and they have a 2-hour episode to show for it! They talked about the E3 show floor (and how it's overflowing with people this year), Call of Duty: WWII, Talos Principle VR,...Show More

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Nintendo - Patrick Loves Rabbids

1:02:27 | Jun 13th, 2017

Mario Odyssey is real, it's coming in August, and Danika and Austin have played it. Patrick interrogates them for important hat-based information, and declares his eternal love for Rabbids. Rob wonders what he's gotten himself into now—and imagines a...Show More

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Microsoft Showcase & Sony Press Conference - The Knackening

2:04:46 | Jun 13th, 2017

As proof that E3 2017 is in full swing, Austin, Rob, and Patrick have gotten hands on time with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves—and they’re here to let you know what games will make you say “Yo.” Also: impressions from the Sony...Show More

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - Bethesda - Drinking Milkshakes, Punching Nazis

1:02:37 | Jun 12th, 2017

Patrick, Rob, and Austin are burning the midnight oil so that they can dish out their thoughts on Bethesda's E3 2017 press conference. They chat about Doom VFR, Fallout 4 (VR), Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, The Evi...Show More

Waypoint @ E3 2017 - EA and Microsoft - Make 'Em Say YO

2:24:26 | Jun 12th, 2017

Danika, Patrick, Rob, and Austin have gathered in beautiful Los Angeles, California to drop hot takes and turn cold shoulders to the best and worst of E3. Today, they tackle the EA and Microsoft press conferences. Come for the excitement about exosui...Show More

Episode 72: On The Eve of E3

1:07:59 | Jun 10th, 2017

It's just about E3 time! And that means that the usual Waypoint crew of Austin, Patrick, Rob and Danielle are filled with hope, excitement, and just a touch of terror for the upcoming mega-show. We talk about what we're hoping to see from the big pub...Show More

Episode 71: Wrath of the Goatse

1:11:52 | Jun 5th, 2017

Gotta admit, this episode might have gotten away from us a little bit. You've been warned, as Patrick, Austin, Rob, and Danielle have a long discussion about Goatsegate (don't ask), the surprisingly neat shooter Tormenter X Punisher, our thoughts on ...Show More

Episode 70: Jim Belushi's BattleTech

56:34 | Jun 2nd, 2017

The moment Rob started talking about his experience with BattleTech, a new strategy game from the folks behind the recent excellent Shadowrun games, it was all over. Get ready for robot talk. Over in The Question Bucket, a listener asks about our var...Show More

Waypoint 101: Binary Domain [Part 01]

53:25 | May 30th, 2017

Waypoint 101 is our new, semi-regular podcast where Waypoint editors play through an old game, maybe one we've always wanted to get around to, and discuss it. Unlike Waypoint Radio, this is meant to be a deep dive, with everyone participating having ...Show More

Episode 69: Another Drop in the Bucket

1:03:20 | May 29th, 2017

​For Episode 69 of Waypoint Radio, Senior Editor Rob Zacny and Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau invited special guest Tim Barnes (our intrepid producer!) to come from behind the mics and sit center stage with us. Patrick is off at a wedding and Aust...Show More

Episode 68: Project PEGI

1:10:21 | May 26th, 2017

Patrick is off in Montreal, but nothing can stop the sick-but-persevering Editor in Chief Austin Walker from talking about Far Cry 5, coinciding with the game's big reveal today. He's joined by Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau and her Rime-talk, and...Show More

Episode 67: Project D.A.N.I.E.L.L.E.

38:07 | May 23rd, 2017

You're going to be shocked that Austin and Patrick found a way to talk about Spelunky again, but it's for a good cause: we're in love with the Castlevania-inspired roguelike Dead Cells. Elsewhere, Danielle explains how she spent 48 hours finishing Pr...Show More

Episode 66: The Search for Peter Dinklage Continues

1:08:28 | May 19th, 2017

Austin hasn't been in the office all week because, well, E3 is almost here. While spending a week in LA checking out various games, he hooked up with Rob to attend the big Destiny 2 event. After playing the game, the two of them huddled around some m...Show More

Episode 65: Never Double Down on Anime

54:06 | May 15th, 2017

With Austin in Los Angeles for some pre-E3 events and Rob on vacation, we went looking for a familiar face to join us on the podcast today. Fortunately, we found friend of the pod Pat Baer, a New York-based comedian, wrestling aficionado, watcher of ...Show More

Episode 64: A Lil' Murder Never Hurt Nobody

1:04:22 | May 13th, 2017

The game that everyone is playing is now the game that Waypoint is playing, as Patrick and Austin have decided to figure out what the heck is up with the shooting game with the super weird name, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. As it turns out, it's re...Show More

Episode 63: Please Contact Weyland-Yutani HR

1:10:35 | May 8th, 2017

It's not very often that everyone at Waypoint is playing the same game simultaneously, but Prey has been scratching a lot of different itches for Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick. Besides an update on our adventures in space horror, Rob provides an...Show More

Episode 62: The 0451 Doctrine

58:17 | May 5th, 2017

It’s a good time to be a fan of games like Deus Ex. Between Mankind Divided, Dishonored 2, and this week’s Prey, we’re awash in immersive sims. Danielle, Austin, and Patrick have all put a few hours into the latest from Arkane Studios, while Rob prob...Show More

Episode 61: Don't Kinkshame Grandma

1:00:03 | May 1st, 2017

Though this latest episode of Waypoint Radio features a surprisingly long tangent about golf courses, we promise you that Austin, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick eventually get to video games. With Nintendo giving everyone a new reason to play their Switc...Show More

Bonus Pod: Nier Automata Spoilercast

1:14:21 | Apr 30th, 2017

In the sea of excellent video games that 2017 has brought us, Nier: Automata still managed to stand out. Designer Yoko Taro’s latest slice of emotional weirdness struck several us at Waypoint, and by the time the credits were rolling for the fifth ti...Show More

Episode 60: Teens & Taxes

1:11:23 | Apr 28th, 2017

It's a packed episode of Waypoint Radio this week, as Austin, Patrick, Rob, and Danielle embrace the warming weather to spend the hour talking about storytelling in games. Both Austin and Patrick wrote stories this week in response to an essay by aca...Show More

Episode 59: Happy Jimmy McNulty Day!

1:22:06 | Apr 24th, 2017

Since the world of video games is (finally!) slowing down a little, Austin, Danika, and Rob talk about what they've been playing with their newly discovered free time... and, of course, they dip into the question bucket for a couple of doozies. There...Show More

Episode 58: Yo! Noid Was Ahead of Its Time

54:24 | Apr 21st, 2017

No one’s looking forward to the weekend more than the staff of Waypoint, who’ve slogged through colds and the flu all week long. But before a few days off arrive, it’s time for another episode of Waypoint Radio, wherein Rob, Danielle, and Patrick dis...Show More

Episode 57: #DeathSquad

1:02:42 | Apr 17th, 2017

For the vast majority of people who cannot stand that it's Monday, we have something for you: a new episode of Waypoint Radio. Austin, Danielle, Rob, and Patrick huddled around some microphones to discuss the tension between explicit and systematic s...Show More

Episode 56: Lord of the Algorithm

56:01 | Apr 14th, 2017

Rob Zacny is no longer with is—don't worry, he only flew back home to California—but we couldn't resist bringing in another guest. Polygon's Phil Kollar is visiting New York, and despite worries that he'd get thrown in Internet jail for getting too c...Show More

Episode 55: The New York Witcher

1:02:29 | Apr 10th, 2017

It's a big week for Waypoint Radio: Rob Zacny's in town! It's an extra special (and extra big) podcast today, as Rob huddled in the New York studio with Danielle and Austin, while Patrick joined from a not-quite-safe-from-nuclear-fallout home in Illi...Show More

Episode 54: Are You a Bird Truther?

48:15 | Apr 7th, 2017

There aren’t as many “big” games coming out this month, but there’s still plenty to talk about, especially since April brings the release of Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee, their long-anticipated riff on Banjo-Kazooie. Patrick has been playing the game, as...Show More

Episode 53: Space Justice Warriors

1:01:26 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Austin Walker decided to return to Stellaris this weekend, hoping to lead his bird society to the heights of galactic civilization, but when a space anomaly shows up, things go bad, leading to Danielle Riendeau and Patrick Klepek to nod, sigh, and wo...Show More

Episode 52: Knee-Deep in the Grimoire

43:25 | Mar 31st, 2017

The people of Waypoint have Strong Feelings about Destiny, so we convened Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker, Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau, Senior Editor Rob Zacny, and Senior Reporter Patrick Klepek to work through them. If you're a fan of hearing p...Show More

Episode 51: The Gang Gets Racist

45:26 | Mar 27th, 2017

You’ve already finished The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, right? And completed the main quest for Mass Effect: Andromeda? You know that Persona 5 is next week, right? With Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker coughing up a lung, Senior Reporter Patri...Show More

Episode 50: Your Favorite Game Is Bad, Actually

27:17 | Mar 24th, 2017

After a series of technical hiccups, we finally managed to record a podcast today—albeit one that's shorter than usual—for our celebratory 50th episode. Prompted by a letter from a listener who couldn't get into The Witcher 3...wait, there are people...Show More

Episode 49: MIA Culpa

1:03:13 | Mar 20th, 2017

After a weekend where people proved, once again, that they can't be trusted with the Internet, a podcast was the only way for us to make sense of what happened. Though Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker ran down his initial thoughts on Mass Effect: Androm...Show More

Episode 48: Oh Boy, Oh Gosh, We Gonna Need a Sequel for This

48:19 | Mar 17th, 2017

There are few franchises that made as much impact last generation as Mass Effect, which may help explain why there's so much anxiety over Mass Effect: Andromeda. Both Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker and Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau have been playi...Show More

Episode 47: Calm Before the (Snow) Storm

1:27:12 | Mar 13th, 2017

There’s never been a more perfect time to have too many games, given that part of the country may very well be buried under several feet of snow tomorrow. It’s our fullest cast yet, with Social Editor Danika Harrod, Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker, Man...Show More

Episode 46: Meet the Zacnys

1:07:17 | Mar 10th, 2017

As thousands descend on Boston for PAX East, including a number of folks from Waypoint, don’t think that means we’d leave you hanging without a new podcast. Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau, Editor-in-Chief Austin Wallker, and Waypoint’s latest band...Show More

Episode 45: Link N' Build

54:25 | Mar 6th, 2017

Last week was particularly exciting in video game land, with the Game Developer's Conference and the launch of Nintendo's brand new Switch console. Social Editor Danika Harrod joins Editor in Chief Austin Walker, Senior Reporter Patrick Klepek, and m...Show More

Episode 44: Austin Shrugged

1:09:15 | Mar 3rd, 2017

As thousands of Nintendo fans nervously smash F5 on their Amazon order windows, hoping their machines show up, Waypoint Radio squeezed in a podcast. At this point, both Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker and Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau have managed ...Show More

Bonus Pod: ‘Breath of the Wild’ is the Zelda Adventure I've Always Wanted

15:07 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Today's the day that critics get to weigh in on the Nintendo Switch's biggest launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Because we know that a lot of our listeners primarily get their Waypoint #content via this podcast, we decided to off...Show More

Episode 43: Don't Link and Drive

43:52 | Feb 27th, 2017

We're just days away from Nintendo launching their new console, but the rest of video games haven't gotten out of the way; instead, we're still drowning. Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker is back, as is Managing Editor Danielle Riendeau and Senior Report...Show More

Episode 42: Thirst of the Wild

1:28:05 | Feb 24th, 2017

A week from now, Nintendo will not only launch a new console, but a brand-new Zelda game, one that’s promised big changes for a franchise that’s been looking for new directions. Though Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker is technically still on vacation, h...Show More