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

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

    Episdoe 394: The Order 1886 Defender Has Logged ON

    Episdoe 394: The Order 1886 Defender Has Logged ON

    Austin is returning to the conversation from last pod on Returnal, and enjoying the runs a bit more than Patrick did. Rob’s trying to be a jack of all trades in MLB the Show ’21, but may just end up being master of none. Cado’s savoring the last throes of cold weather by surviving the elements in Scavengers. Then the crew takes a healthy dip in the food trough, er, the Question Bucket, to talk about weird food habits and reveal Rob’s game writer origin story. Stick around after the outdo music for a special Rob and Patrick NFL Draft minute!


    Discussed: Returnal 11:58, Returnal Structural Spoilers 20:00, Returnal Level Spoilers 29:54, MLB the Show ’21 52:08, Scavengers 1:11:32, The Question Bucket 1:27:56
     
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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Episode 393: PUT VECTORMAN IN SMASH

    Episode 393: PUT VECTORMAN IN SMASH

    It’s warming up which normally means doing more outdoor activities, but since we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, each of the Waypoint Radio crew have taken up different substitutes to match their outdoor proclivities. Austin has taken to gardening in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., Patrick is going on long walks of the same rooms over and over again in Returnal, and Cado is taking photos in New Pokemon Snap. Then they go on an extended dive into the question bucket to talk about maligned games, pizza portions, and more!


    Discussed: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 2:21, NieR Replicant ending B spoilers 9:46, Nier: Automata Spoilers 14:19, New Pokemon Snap 35:14, New Pokemon Snap first level Spoilers 50:05, Famicom Detective Club 1:09:53, Returnal 1:24:19, Rain On Your Parade 1:41:45, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion 1:44:31, The Question Bucket 1:46:51
     
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    • 2 hrs 32 min
    Episode 392: Welcome to the Festival of Emails!

    Episode 392: Welcome to the Festival of Emails!

    In an odd twist of fate, this year’s Oscars are actually relevant for a video game podcast (not that that’s stopped us in the past.) Rob talks us through the Academy Award winning Colette, which was made as supplemental material for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a VR game that didn’t get a lot of buzz. Patrick has been checking out Returnal, a roguelike third person shooter from the creators of arcade styled classics like Super Stardust HD and Resogun. After the break, Austin takes us on a gardening tour as he nears the end of his side quest grind in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.... Cado lost some time to Naraka: Bladepoint, a melee combat focused Battle Royale with solid combat design that works better than it sounds. Then the crew dives into the Question Bucket to learn about kettle chicken, halloween scares, and ramps. No, not those ramps!


    Discussed: The Oscars 6:56, Colette 11:31, Returnal 18:57, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 54:53, Nier Replicant spoilers 57:48, InkSlinger 1:18:35, Lake 1:26:45, Naraka Bladepoint 1:33:48, The Question Bucket 1:50:30
     
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    • 2 hrs 22 min
    Episode 391: Everyone's Favorite Mortal Kombat Character: Cole

    Episode 391: Everyone's Favorite Mortal Kombat Character: Cole

    The time is finally here, that’s right, the release of 2021 that everyone’s been waiting for, the new Mortal Kombat movie is out and Patrick is here to let us know how many robots are in it. Unfortunately, MK’s robot score has nothing on Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., which has both robots and side quests galore. Austin and Patrick are here to spoil the decade old game. After the break, Rob’s learning to love the subtly episodic structure of Judgement, and we take another food filled dive into the Question Bucket.


    Discussed: Mortal Kombat 1:48, Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139...19:30, Nier: Replicant Light Spoilers 24:32, Judgement 50:31, Judgement Spoilers 51:28, Question Bucket 1:04:01
     
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 390 - It’s Got Good Hackerfeel

    Episode 390 - It’s Got Good Hackerfeel

    Austin’s starting this week off strong by getting into organization. He’s finding out if he’s up to the job in Wilmot’s Warehouse, a game that swings back and forth from anxiety-inducing collection runs to calm, no limits organizing. Gita is back on the show to talk about the newest from Paradox Games, Stellaris: Nemesis. The crew discusses how add ons to 4x games can often be frustrating to get to, and how they all wished Stellaris had a bit more Crusader Kings III in its DNA. After the break, Cado puts on his best hacker voice to jack into the world of Midnight Protocol, a hacking game with diegetic controls where you type text commands to hack your way through node based maps. Then he takes some time to rock out with Unbeatable, a two-button rhythm game with a killer soundtrack and stylish visuals. Then the crew dives into the question bucket to talk about the places they’ve played games when maybe they shouldn’t have.


    Discussed: Wilmot’s Warehouse 8:26, Stellaris: Nemesis 20:45, Midnight Protocol 38:29, Unbeatable 53:41, Question Bucket 1:01:21
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 389 : God of War: Combat Evolved

    Episode 389 : God of War: Combat Evolved

    Join Patrick, Austin, and Cado as they discuss the poor decisions Sony’s made recently. Patrick is tempting fate by downloading the Final Fantasy XIV PS5 beta, Austin’s wondering if 34 different endings is really worth acting like an a*****e in Ashwalkers [spoilers: it's not], and Cado is vibing aesthetically and mechanically with lo-fi strategy deckbuilderToverblade. Then the gang dive into the Question Bucket and reminisce about times they enjoyed meals on the road, you know, before the pandemic


    Discussed: Final Fantasy XIV 6:31, Nier: Replicant 20:03, Shadow Man Remastered 24:44, Playstation Shop Closure 30:10, Sony is Remaking the Last of Us 51:52, Ashwalkers 1:08:10, Toverblade 1:28:16, Question Bucket 1:37:53
     
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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Axel Aodh ,

Best discussions regarding games and gaming culture

Gaming podcasts that are a bunch of dudes going on about the same four games are a dime a dozen. You can take two steps and run in to one of those.

If you want something with a more critical look at games and maybe just a little bit more to the left than the typically centrist gamer guys are, this is something you’ll wanna listen to.

Sometimes they can get a little too in to the weeds about aspects of niche nerd culture, but it’s interesting to hear about things and perspective that I wouldn’t normally be exposed to.

If you’re gonna just cry about “SJWs” ruining something you would otherwise be ignorant of, maybe go outside and do something else.

AmritHxH ,

Excellent podcast if you want to dig deeper in to video games.

I could listen to this amazing crew talk about games and the gaming industry for hours. They're all just so intelligent, thoughtful, and insightful when it comes to games. I love that it’s not just discussion about video games, but the culture and politics of video games as well.

5 star podcast, 5 star run time.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

YummyDuckSoup ,

Be good and be good at it

Only took me 2.5 years since I started listening to write a review. Better late than never.

The only bad thing about Waypoint Radio is it has made me largely unable to listen to other video game pods. Waypoint’s discussions are in-depth and never ignore the sociopolitical context, which make em the best video game podcast I’ve ever listened to.

5 star runtime too

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