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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker and Patrick Klepek twice a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.
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1:08:12 | 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

1:00:28 | 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.
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1:07:33 | 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

40:33 | 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

1:14:34 | 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

2:32:46 | Sep 13th

It's fall, and even if the weather doesn't know it, the games industry sure does. Austin takes a quick dip out from his vacation to join us on this episode and talk about mechs, as he's spent some of his vacation playing Daemon X Machina. Rob and Pat...Show More

1:57:27 | Sep 9th

Mild Kingdom Heart III spoilers from two minutes in through to 7 minutes in. We've got some BREAKING NEWS on this pod, there's a NEW KINGDOM HEARTS III DLC TRAILER OUT! Listen in as Danielle, Patrick, and Cado react live to the new trailer while Ro...Show More

2:01:33 | Sep 6th

So, Rob somehow got the keys to Nintendo. The Nintendo Direct this week is evidence of that, and we do a pretty extensive overview of all the wild new things this Rob Zacny led Nintendo is getting up to. Patrick and Danielle give us a history of Dead...Show More

1:44:02 | Sep 2nd

It's Madden season! Which means it's time for Patrick, Rob, and Austin to confront pro football and all its ugly contradictions and compromises. First, they're as shocked as anyone by the "in his prime" retirement of star quarterback Andrew Luck. But...Show More

1:52:01 | Aug 30th

Content Warning for discussions of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault - segment ends 27 minutes in. In the past week, we've seen a slew of survivors of sexual assault and harassment in the games industry take to social media to speak about their ...Show More

1:44:09 | Aug 26th

Three major embargoes dropped today, so we're gonna dive straight in! Rob brings us his thoughts on Control, and how it's wild lore is integrated in a satisfying way, much more satisfying than Destiny, a game he hasn't played since 2017, that has tot...Show More

2:18:41 | Aug 23rd

Content warning for discussion of assisted suicide from approximately 1:20:00 - 1:24:00 The fall is almost upon us, and you know what that means! That's right, it's American Football season, and that means we're gonna try and guess the names of the...Show More

1:18:47 | Aug 21st

We have a special bonus episode of Waypoint Radio, Austin and Patrick are joined by award winning composer Austin Wintory to talk about his next project, the FMV game Erica. They also discuss horror movie music tropes, the difference between scoring ...Show More

1:48:16 | Aug 19th

There's a well known joke where you describe something in reference to Dark Souls. Hell, we've done plenty of that on this very podcast. But rarely are those games actually Souls-likes, and even rarer are the ones we enjoy. So imagine our surprise wh...Show More

2:01:25 | Aug 16th

Summer is ending. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and the games, oh boy, the games are coming. August isn't even over and we're already seeing the waves of fall releases starting to crop up, so we've got an episode jam pa...Show More

1:38:14 | Aug 12th

There are many components to a perfect tea time. The choice of tea itself is of upmost importance, of course, but its presentation and preparation is just as critical. Then, there is the discussion. What's a perfect tea time if not a lively conversat...Show More

2:03:50 | Aug 9th

With Cado out on vacation and Austin back from one, it's only right for Waypoint Radio to spend this week traveling to new worlds. Danielle takes us to the world of Anodyne 2, the follow up to one of her favorite games of all time. Austin launches to...Show More

1:50:34 | Aug 5th

ty Given the length of most games, it can sometimes be hard to parse their politics or meaning even from a few hours of play. Endgame twists can paint the entire narrative of a game in a different light, strengthening core themes at best, and undermi...Show More

4:19:36 | Aug 1st

Content Warning: Suicide, Suicidal Ideation, Sexual Violence, Descriptions of Gore, all applied towards minors. We've finally done it. The Waypoint Radio crew has watched all of Neon Genesis Evangelion's original run and the End of Evangelion Movie. ...Show More

1:33:25 | Jul 29th

This week on Waypoint Radio we're getting political. Patrick, Cado, and Austin are all playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and we get into who picked the right house. Who's to say whether a monarchy or a ruling class is better? Rob's got some ideas th...Show More

2:13:03 | Jul 26th

It's anime day here at Waypoint Radio, as Austin is here to lead Patrick and Cado through his time with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We then dive into the Joy Con Drift situation and Switch Model Number discourse. Patrick is playing super quick Mario M...Show More

3:25:27 | Jul 25th

​Content Warning for this episode: discussion of suicide throughout. Evangelion is a messy series. For all the craft and care put into the characters and arcs in the first half of the show, which was uneven in it's treatment of women even then, the b...Show More

1:25:36 | Jul 22nd

It's a hot one as Rob, Danielle, and Cado are doing their best to cope. Rob's apartment is starting to ferment, Danielle's breaking legs, and Cado has been hiding at the movies but they've also made time for games. Danielle and Rob have both spent mo...Show More

1:37:39 | Jul 19th

With Austin still away on vacation, Patrick, Rob, and Cado decided to dive in to the question bucket and fish out the weirdest questions we've been sent. Little did we know that we'd be faced with questions that shake the very foundations of our beli...Show More

2:21:03 | Jul 18th

Neon Genesis Evangelion is often touted as a "thinking person's anime." Despite it's unevenness, it does tend to stay away from a monster of the week narrative and will often devote entire episodes to the mental states of it's main characters. What s...Show More

1:55:52 | Jul 15th

There's a certain feeling that seems specific to modern Fire Emblem games, a sense of pride when you go into battle with your carefully leveled squad. You've come to know these characters intimately, watched their relationships with each other mature...Show More

2:33:20 | Jul 12th

Do you remember when we said “wouldn’t it be cool if game franchises got traded every year?” Well, two community members (@RevRyeBread and @regresssion) decided to write a short fantasy draft game that we’re gonna play! Tune in as Austin, Patrick, Ro...Show More

4:11:55 | Jul 11th

We've returned this week revitalized by a new batch of episodes that, it turns out, we actually liked! The Waypoint Radio crew discusses the existential and physical horror of episodes 14-19 and ask, what is an Eva? Is it just a big Human? Is Gendo t...Show More

1:58:58 | Jul 8th

It was a long weekend and that means we were all staring at our phones: Which is alright, because it turns out those have games on them now. Cado briefs us on the Capcom card game Teppen, the, uh, DOTA Autochess DOTA Underlords, and Austin is terrifi...Show More

3:18:28 | Jul 3rd

Content Warning: discussion of the sexualization of children, sexual violence, and child pornography. There is a long running trope of fan service in anime, where by characters (almost always women) are sexualized by the "camera" for the enjoyment of...Show More

1:56:15 | Jul 1st

The crew is at the top of their game in this episode about, um, NBA free agency, James Dolan's band, how FFXIV broke Austin, and the latest season of Riverdale. But also there are video games! We talk about them too! We talk about Mario Maker 2, and ...Show More

2:46:01 | Jun 28th

We've got a long one today (partially to make up for Monday's short episode? Who could say!?) Danielle starts us off with her impressions of The Sinking City, Frogwares' new detective game set in a Lovecraftian flooded town. She and Austin discuss th...Show More

3:08:32 | Jun 27th

Neon Genesis Evangelion is finally streaming, and with it comes our long promised rewatch of the series. On this episode we discuss the first seven episodes, from the different translations, to it's cinematic story-telling, from it's use of sexist an...Show More

59:11 | Jun 24th

Ah summer. A time for beaches, BBQs, and new game announcements... but not a whole ton of new games. Austin spent a weekend deep in TTRPG land, so it's up to Rob and Cado to talk about the games that have come out this week. We're fully into the summ...Show More

1:36:57 | Jun 21st

We had so many E3 questions we decided to split our recording on Tuesday into two podcasts so we could do a real deep dive into what you wanted to know about this year's show. We dig into how inspiration can take many forms in game development, games...Show More

49:02 | Jun 20th

With the Netflix release of Neon Genesis Evangelion around the corner, we're rereleasing our conversation on the landmark series' first two episodes from Waypoints 10. The team examines the first two episodes, with Rob, Patrick, and Danielle giving t...Show More

1:36:51 | Jun 18th

With E3 2019 behind us, the crew at Waypoint Radio turn their attention to what really matters: The games we played going to and coming from E3 2019. We dig into Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Ft. The Legend of Zelda, SteamWorld Quest, S...Show More

2:00:31 | Jun 15th

Twas the night after E3 And all through the house Not a producer was stirring No clicks of a mouse. The mics had been packed In the pelican with care, But podding must happen Even if Cado's not there Rob saw some Vampires That filled him with dre...Show More

2:36:05 | Jun 13th

We're nearly at the finish line. Day two of E3 2019 is in the books, and so is our podcast. Join Austin, Patrick, Cado, and Rob as they discuss how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (aka Star Souls??) is actually rad, why we still don't know what to make ...Show More

3:42:27 | Jun 12th

We have finally left the negative zone—E3 has officially started. Join Patrick, Cado, Austin, Rob, and The Joyous Gamer herself, Natalie, for a VERY LONG discussion about our first stay at the show. We start with Nintendo’s E3 announcements, includin...Show More

3:28:18 | Jun 11th

With just about all of the major conferences behind us, E3 2019 is now in full swing. Join the Waypoint Radio crew as they describe their hands on experiences with Ubisofts' Watch Dogs Legion and Roller Champions, plus their thoughts on Final Fantasy...Show More

4:19:34 | Jun 11th

Microsoft and Bethesda brought a ton to show during their press conferences last night. But no story felt more important (in the broad view) than Microsoft's continued support of Xbox Game Pass, the company's subscription based service. With the anno...Show More

2:16:04 | Jun 9th

It's Gamer Christmas Eve as Austin, Patrick, Cado, and Rob talk about the big E3 news that's already broken before E3 has even begun. The gang discuss the Google Stadia announcement and how it could transform game development and economics. They also...Show More

1:11:01 | Jun 5th

Rob may be back from vacation but he's definitely not all there on this loopy Waypoints. Patrick has gone back to Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla and found an underappreciated gem whose perceived flaws may have resulted in an inferior sequel. Danielle ...Show More

2:23:31 | Jun 3rd

Dread it, run from it, E3 still arrives. Despite quickly deleting any email referencing the “electronic entertainment expo” in our inboxes, apparently that won’t stop gaming’s biggest event from happening, so we might as well yell into a microphone a...Show More

2:43:37 | May 31st

As time marches inexorably on, the seasons change, and so we must change with them. In the spirit of growth that the summer brings, we are joined by Joel Fowler, Waypoint's former publisher, on his final day at VICE, to say good bye and talk about ho...Show More

1:38:49 | May 24th

Austin is out this week due to a Dental Procedure, which leaves Patrick, Rob, Cado, and Danielle to come to terms with their own oral hygiene. Does anyone go to the dentist enough? How long is too long between visits? Excuse me did Rob just say the w...Show More

1:41:34 | May 23rd

​This episode contains spoilers for all of Game of Thrones! So. Game of Thrones is finally over. Through ups and downs, good seasons and bad, it seemed like the entire world was watching. And when something has that much attention, even the smallest ...Show More

2:05:09 | May 20th

Austin returns from the world of “Los Angeles” to...not talk about any of the video games he played—well, except one! He’s joined by Rob, Cado, and Patrick to wonder why more people aren’t playing the new and excellent season of Life Is Strange, what...Show More

2:00:12 | May 17th

Motherboard’s Emanuel “I Should Honestly Get Paid For My Viral Tweets” Maiberg joins Patrick, Cado, and Rob us for a wide-ranging episode of Waypoint Radio, in which we discuss our uncanny ability to never hear about Homestuck despite being extremely...Show More

1:30:59 | May 16th

This week, Rob, Danielle, and Patrick welcome Motherboard's Jason Koebler discuss the strange and somewhat hard-to-credit tale of a young teenage boy who was lured into the alt-right via online communities, and how his mother helped him escape. It to...Show More

1:59:15 | May 13th

Spoiler Warning for Detective Pikachu from around 39 minutes to 43 minutes in. With Austin away, it’s time to whip this long podcast into shape by, uh, spending two hours with Rob, Patrick, and Cado discussing the disappointing Rage 2 and the quest...Show More

2:35:12 | May 10th

It’s not true until you record a podcast about it, but yes: Natalie is leaving Waypoint. To send her off, we decided to, uh, talk about the latest Ghost Recon game for an hour?? After “doing our jobs” in which we “talk about video games,” the questio...Show More

2:14:52 | May 3rd

It’s been a little more than a month since the release of the latest FromSoft game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Given how often we reference Souls games already, are you REALLY surprised we dedicated a few hours to a full-on spoilercast with Austin, P...Show More

2:32:51 | May 2nd

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame throughout, and for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 at 1 hour and 52 minutes in. When Austin and Rob weren’t looking, Patrick, Natalie, and Cado pulled off their own time time heist, smuggling themselves into the p...Show More

1:51:26 | Apr 29th

Today's podcast starts off course and then, somehow, takes an even more unexpected turn. Natalie brings us a live update fresh from her 6:30 AM showing of Avengers: Endgame and last week's Tribeca Film Festival Death Stranding panel. Rob whisks us wa...Show More

2:09:12 | Apr 26th

Everything is interconnected, really.Frasier. St. Elsewhere. Friends. The Apocalyptic zombie-infested wasteland ofDays Gone. Wait, really? Maybe. We spend a solid hour of Waypoint Radio talking about Sony Bend’s first big game, on which many large ho...Show More

1:34:58 | Apr 25th

Content Warning for discussion of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, homicide, and death Sometimes a new TV show launches and everyone likes it and wants to talk about it. Sometimes, it's even launched by your own company! This week we've bee...Show More

22:32 | Apr 22nd

Next week, we're launching Save Point 2019: a marathon gaming stream to benefit the Trans Lifeline. We interviewed Trans Lifeline's Executive Director, Elena Rose Vera, as she detail's the organization's mission and struggles. All donations to Save P...Show More

1:53:50 | Apr 19th

Even though Austin and Natalie have been playing a bunch of Dragon’s Dogma, Patrick and Cado somehow restrain them from spending an entire episode talking about a game from 2012 and also discuss the early details Sony revealed about the PlayStation 5...Show More

1:59:09 | Apr 18th

The gang finally discusses Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its themes around race, class, values, and the weight of heroism. Does the movie lean on humor to the point of detracting from important character arcs? Does it miss an opportunity with...Show More

57:07 | Apr 17th

Waypoint's Austin Walker sits down with Evan Husney, producer and co-creator of Dark Side of the Ring, VICELAND's new docu-series that digs into the human stories behind six tragedies of wrestling history. Evan previously worked with Waypoint on docu...Show More

1:30:10 | Apr 15th

On today’s episode of Waypoint Radio, we are joined by rapper Open Mike Eagle, fresh off his tour with fellow-musician and nerd Sammus. Austin, Natalie, and Cado catch up with Mike about his latest ventures in television, including his new show, “The...Show More

2:17:55 | Apr 12th

Lots of games have things in common with one another, but it’s not typically because they all share a mixture of themes related to colonialism and racism. And yet, that’s what happened with the XCOM-meets-Indiana Jones tactics game Pathway, the Lovec...Show More

1:45:24 | Apr 11th

It's another episode of Waypoints where we find ourselves considering the strange expectations and position of a star athlete at different points in their career. First, we talk about the tell-all article at The Bleacher Report on the falling out bet...Show More

1:53:14 | Apr 8th

This podcast contains spoilers for Kingdom Hearts III At the start of this weird project, we asked a simple question: Why do you love Kingdom Hearts? Hundreds of you wrote in with answers that ranged from the humorous (it’s fun to watch Mickey run ar...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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