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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 304: Final Fantasy VII Over 1/3 RE:Make

    Episode 304: Final Fantasy VII Over 1/3 RE:Make

    Early spoilers starting at approximately 1:00:28
    Content Warning for discussion of transphobia, homophobia, sexual assault, and sexual coercion starting at approximately 1:13:21


    There are few games, few RPGs, as well known as Final Fantasy 7. For all of the popularity the Final Fantasy franchise had amongst RPG fans, it was 7 that broke through to a wide audience worldwide. So of course the announcement of a remake of this classic game caused a lot of excitement and worry. Would it live up to the original? Should this even be attempted? Join Austin, Patrick, Cado, and special guest Matthew Gault from Motherboard as they discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake, the new battle system, the structural changes made from the original, how the story fits into a modern context. We also answer listener questions! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 35 min
    BGRW: Emma. (2020)

    BGRW: Emma. (2020)

    Exactly one year ago today, Rob and Austin released their Be Good and Rewatch It episode on the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. By sheer coincidence, with two of the regular Waypoint Radio crew out of commission, we decided today to record a podcast on this year's Emma. Join Austin, Rob, Cado, and special guest Natalie Watson as we discuss the film's stellar sets and cinematography, the excellent soundtrack, and the varying adaptation decisions that both land and miss in spectacular fashion. Stick around after the outro for Rob and Natalie's baking corner! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 3 hrs 26 min
    Episode 303: The Rob's Kitchen Index

    Episode 303: The Rob's Kitchen Index

    In a times of peril and great strife, we look to one man’s cooking habits as a sign post of our society. Is his starter healthy? Is his dough rising? How many loafs has he made this week? Rob regales us with a cooking update as Cado curses everyone with a disturbing cooking video. Patrick then takes us through the visually stunning but mechanically lacking Resident Evil 3 remake, who’s area design and ammo distribution defangs it’s horror elements. Rob is replaying Control, but not the new DLC, because much like two of the powers he missed in his first playthrough, he missed the fact that he had a new skip ahead save file for his move from Xbox to PC. We also discuss the recent rumors about a Mario-paloza coming to the Switch, and Patrick takes us through the confounding ending of Ori of the Will of the Wisps. Stay safe everyone.


    Animal Crossing: New Horizons 16:32
    Resident Evil 3 25:21
    Control 56:52
    Vampyr 59:29
    Gordian Quest 1:08:05
    Deep Sky Derelicts 1:10:23
    The Room VR 1:14:05
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1:21:49 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 302: Nook Makes A Dollar, I Make A Dime

    Episode 302: Nook Makes A Dollar, I Make A Dime

    You asked and we answered, welcome to our Animal Crossing: New Horizons deep dive! You sent in a ton of questions about Animal Crossing, from questions of about our favorite villagers to the tension NookMiles introduce to Animal Crossing’s slow life pace. But first, we go over the contents of Nintendo’s surprise Mini-Direct, from Xenoblade Chronicles, to XCOM 2 on Switch, to upcoming Animal Crossing events! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Episode 301: Two Old Men Arguing About Quake 2

    Episode 301: Two Old Men Arguing About Quake 2

    It’s finally happened. After decades of waiting, Valve has finally released another Half-Life game, but no, it isn’t the fabled Half-Life 3. Half-Life Alyx dropped today, and Patrick has the goods for us. Special guest Emanuel Maiberg from Motherboard joins the crew to talk about Half-Life’s legacy, Alyx’s strengths, and whether or not Half-Life is just… a slightly better Quake 2? Then Rob shares his hatred for the Marauder from Doom Eternal, Austin and Cado go over their first days of rapid expansion in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and we dunk on Gamestop for it’s s****y retail practices.


    Discussed: Half-Life: Alyx 3:42, Doom Eternal 51:18, Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1:18:53, Gamestop 1:39:50 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Episode 300: You Call It Synergy, I Call It A Good Time

    Episode 300: You Call It Synergy, I Call It A Good Time

    Hey everyone, Cado here. Since this is our 300th(!) episode I just wanted to give my thanks to everyone who’s been listening, whether you're a longtime fan or if this is your first episode, thanks for hanging with us. If you’ve been here for a while, thanks for coming along on this journey with us. Getting to make this podcast week in and week out for the past almost two years, and listening as a fan for the two years before that, has been such an amazing experience. I love working on Waypoint Radio because of this amazing space it fills, a games podcast that is sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always authentic. One where you can have a room full of queer people of color and it isn’t a special episode, it’s just Monday. One where we take the time to give each topic its full due, even if we end up with some five star runtimes. So thanks, for supporting us, for welcoming and allowing my voice on the podcast, and most of all for listening. Here’s to 300 more!
    Discussed: Thanks for Listening 00:00, Doom Eternal 21:24, Stellaris 1:05:32, Dialect 1:47:03, Frostpunk: Last Autumn 1:51:24, Mysterium 1:55:35 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 14 min

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11 Ratings

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Waypoint: Top Notch ‘Content’

Easily my favourite podcast, a perfect balance of genuinely insightful conversation about games (as well as politics, logo design and the merits of shoes without laces) and ridiculous tangents.

The hosts dynamics are all great as well, there isn’t a single combination of them that doesn’t make for good listening.

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