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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, 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, 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.

    Episode 317: That Child Has Three Mortgages

    Episode 317: That Child Has Three Mortgages

    We're back at it again talking about Umurangi Generation this week. Gita is taking her first foray into it, and Cado and Austin have "finished" the game but are both far from done with it. Gita is also undertaking a staggering project in The Sims 4, and then we answer a food question.


    Discussed: Umurangi Generation 2:57, Totem 23:40, Sludge Life 28:08, The Sims 4 33:45, Question Bucket 44:42
     
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 316: Woohoo and The City

    Episode 316: Woohoo and The City

    Spoilers for Umurangi Generation from aprox. 1:06:27 to 1:15:13
    The Sims has a new expansion coming out and our resident Sims expert Gita is on the case. She teaches Austin and Ricardo a special lesson on Sims sexual activity (woohoo isn't sex!) and lays out all the new info on the Eco Lifestyle Expansion, which introduces the first "antagonist" to the Sims 4 in the form of pollution. After the break, Austin and Ricardo have been playing Umurangi Generation, a new photography game from an indigenous creator that has a great vibe Jet Set Radio inspired aesthetic and a strong emotive core.


    Discussed: The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion 1:36, Boral Tales 29:01, Umurangi Generation 42:08, If Found 1:21:33, Pirates Outlaws 1:24:29
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 315: If I Were Sheev I Would Simply Join The Jedi

    Episode 315: If I Were Sheev I Would Simply Join The Jedi

    Austin, Gita, Ricardo, and Rob gather around their mics this week to talk about video games, but first! What is the nature of Sheev Palpatine's desires? Is becoming Emperor of the Galaxy enough? What drives him once he reaches this goal? Austin has been having some Star Wars thoughts that we gotta work through. Gita spent time being on streams and thinking about the boom of new, inexperienced streamers breaking onto the scene and what experimentation they might bring with them. After the break, Cado's been playing Tonight We Riot, the leftist beat-em-up game about liberating your fellow workers and fighting back against corporations with some really great group dynamics, and Boreal Tale, a mystery-horror-adventure game with an enhanced PS1-era aesthetic and a VHS magical realism narrative. Rob is revisiting Alien Isolation and realizing that hiding from the alien isn't always the right call, sometimes you just gotta walk right past it.
     
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode 314: You Ever Have a Bad Heir?

    Episode 314: You Ever Have a Bad Heir?

    Rob and Gita both had hands on time with Crusader Kings III, a game about kings, crusades, and offing your heirs so you don't have to play the one with a 5 intrigue stat. They take Austin and Cado through the new game and how this one might be the perfect one for the Crusader Kings-curious to finally hop on. Then after the break, they dive back into the question bucket and discuss sequels that should've been made. If you have a question for us, send them in to gaming[at]vice.com with Question in the subject line.
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 313: What if He Wants To Take His Head/Off?

    Episode 313: What if He Wants To Take His Head/Off?

    We’re welcoming Gita back on the podcast this week so she can help Austin, Ricardo, and Rob answer YOUR questions! We’re diving deep and taking questions from when we still had a website up to things after social distancing happen. If you want to ask us a question, be it long or short, serious or funny, you can send them all to gaming@vice.com
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 312: Do You Believe in the Spoonage?

    Episode 312: Do You Believe in the Spoonage?

    The Next Gen is here and it... looks a lot like the last gen. Austin, Cado, and Rob discuss the recent Xbox Series X presentation, with plenty of trailers and not a ton of gameplay. Then, Austin takes us on a wild ride through Troubleshooters, an SRPG made by korean developers that has a maximalist approach to mechanics that matches its larger than life anime story and characters.
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 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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