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Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast, focused on retro and non-current games. Every week, we play a game in its entirety, then discuss its merits and flaws at length. Most episodes begin with a short sketch, and we're pretty liberal about keeping tangents in. But it ultimately comes down to: Why do we like (or dislike?) this game.

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    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast, focused on retro and non-current games. Every week, we play a game in its entirety, then discuss its merits and flaws at length. Most episodes begin with a short sketch, and we're pretty liberal about keeping tangents in. But it ultimately comes down to: Why do we like (or dislike?) this game.

    372: Devotion

    372: Devotion

    (Cryptkeeper Voice)


    Spooky month begins with the ultimate heebie jeebie, a real Boo-riffic blunder! So buckle up boils and ghouls and non die-scary siblings alike.


    *Play Devotion before listening to this macabre tale of goof'em ups. Seriously, it's one of the best games we've done for the show and it's only 3 hours long. It's Silent Hill 2 tier. *


    Until next grime, fiends! BWahahahahahaha
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    • 2 hr 47 min
    WOFF Dispatch: Kids' Media

    WOFF Dispatch: Kids' Media

    We've narrowed down some of our distaste for certain popular games, especially from the past: they were made for kids. And kids' media can be sublime! But what makes a piece of kids' media, game or not, good or bad? What turns us off? How do they approach issues of ethics or morality? How much do they condescend?


    We also answer your questions and read your responses to September's games: BugSnax, Metal Gear Solid V, and Carrion.


    October's games are:



    Devotion
    Strangeland
    The Evil Within 2


    November's games are:



    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    Superhot
    Half-Life: Alyx


    This week's highlighted creator is an upcoming experimental RPG called Purgatory Dungeoneer, which you can wishlist on Steam today.


    If you are a marginalized creator (non-cis, non-straight, non-white) you can submit your project for highlighting by emailing gary@duckfeed.tv
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    • 2 hr 47 min
    WOFF 371 Preview: Carrion

    WOFF 371 Preview: Carrion

    How far can an excellent premise carry a game? Looks like it's more than 2 hours but less than 5. Carrion has an unbeatable premise, a hall of fame premise, and aesthetics to back it up. Why on earth is it not more fun to play? Listen and find out!


    This is the preview version of this episode. If you want to hear the full episode, and many, many more, join us at patreon.com/duckfeedtv
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    • 50 min
    370: Metal Gear Solid V (Part 2)

    370: Metal Gear Solid V (Part 2)

    Venom Snake still has some fights to fight, as we pick up Skull Face's trail in Afghanistan to experience the majority of what the Phantom Pain has to offer. As a genuine heads up, this episode might not be for you if you adore this game or Hideo Kojima's whole vibe. We clown on things while gushing about the play, which some people take us as completely hating the whole experience. If you will take that personally then please consider yourself forewarned.


    Thanks again to our executive producer Jade!
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    • 3 hr 9 min
    369: Metal Gear Solid V (Part 1)

    369: Metal Gear Solid V (Part 1)

    Thank you Jade!


    What do you do when there's a Kojima about? What do you do when a game has some of the best stealth action in video games, one of the most satisfying loops in video games, but punctuates it with some of the worst boss fights and clumsy exposition and plotting? It's a complicated game that gives us complicated feelings! Listen in if you want to hear us wrestle with Kojima's legacy, both as critics and as one current and one former fan.


    And if you want to support marginalized creators, check out Nine Noir Lives! A new point and click adventure game! https://www.nnlgame.com/
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    • 3 hr 6 min
    368: Bugsnax

    368: Bugsnax

    Bugsnax is a cute indie that caught a lot of attention with its catchy theme song, but did you know there's a whole game behind that song? We play this cute combination of Pokemon Snap and Ape Escape, navigating Snaktooth Island and catching bugs who happen to be snacks. The goal? To help the townspeople and learn the truth of what's really happening on this island, with these snacks who happen to be bugs.


    A big thanks to Cody for executive producing this episode!


    This week's highlight is Rod Symba, a musical artist who is looking to start scoring indie games. Check them out over at Instagram!
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    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

SwearEngine625 ,

Love It!

Just a really good podcast about video games.

Joe B 33 ,

Great Discussions

These guys really know how to discuss a game in such a complete and thorough way that you can “experience” a game you’ve never seen just by listening to its episode. I love it for both games I’ve played and ones I’m just curious about. On the downside, even as a liberal myself, the left-wing preaching and accompanying depressed outlook gets tiresome.

Quelaag4444 ,

“Objective” criticisms

I’m a huge fan of their Bonfireside Chat. Typically they have viewpoints that I think are well articulated, informed, and objective, so I thought I’d listen to some of their episodes on here that covered some of my favorite games. I loaded up their Tactics Ogre episode, and was immediately thrown off by the front-loading of negativity, especially for a highly regarded game like TO. I continued to listen, thinking that maybe I was just being sensitive to negative criticism because it’s such a beloved game for me, and the most frustrating part is that they talk about how FFT is the superior game, how many hundreds of hours they poured into FFT, how this game doesn’t stack up to FFT, etc., while Gary then spends the entire episode admitting that he didn’t engage with any of the systems that make this game what it is. Literally every time a side quest or recruitable character is brought up, Gary says “I didn’t engage with this.” I don’t care how many times they say “this isn’t because I played FFT first”, their bias is clearly showing, and it annoys me to the point that I can’t listen to this.

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