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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Renata Price, Natalie Watson, 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 Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Renata Price, Natalie Watson, 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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    Waypoints 51 - HALO, The TV Show

    Waypoints 51 - HALO, The TV Show

    This week we're bringing you our thoughts on Halo, the Paramount + TV show based on the immensely popular Halo video game franchise. Join as Patrick, Rob, Ren, and Cado discuss the ways this show landed in very different ways for each of them, why it probably shouldn't have been about Master Chief, and how more interesting characters are pushed to the side because of that choice. Then we answer listener questions like "does Cortana still have a dump truck in this" and "what would you do on a date with Master Chief."
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 484 - Interview with Leyla and Soren Johnson

    Episode 484 - Interview with Leyla and Soren Johnson

    Rob has invited Leyla and Soren Johnson, CEO and Design Director at Mohawk Games respectively, onto Waypoint Radio this week to chat about their time in game dev- from Soren's time at Firaxis as lead designer on Civilization IV and Leyla's time in the State Department to transitioning into running their own studio and creating games alongside a dedicated fanbase in early access. They also chat about their 4X game Old World and it's new expansion Heroes of the Aegean, and trying their best to design from different historical perspectives that people might not expect.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 483 - Waypoint Radio Live: The Live Question Bucket

    Episode 483 - Waypoint Radio Live: The Live Question Bucket

    Join Rob, Ren, and Patrick as they answer listener questions submitted to Patrick's new "question bucket google form." Have you ever wondered if Patrick's ever had hypothermia? If Rob would rather spend a life at sea or a life underground? How about if Ren likes power tools or hand tools better? Get all this and more, and follow us on twitch.tv/waypoint to get notified when we go live next!
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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Episode 482 - But the Inquisitor Is Hot

    Episode 482 - But the Inquisitor Is Hot

    It's Friday the 13th so we're kicking things of spooky style. The Waypoint Radio crew discuss the new Alan Wake 2 details, Bethesda's double delay situation, and Rob's new induction stove (which comes with its own set of built in curses). After the break, Patrick drops a cursed plan for... coverage of the next Avatar movie? In slightly (but only slightly) less cursed news, Rob and Ren have been checking out Warhammer 40K - Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters, a new Tactics game with heavy Gear Tactics vibes that makes a great first impression. (Also, the “Inquisitor is hot” per one Renata Price.) Patrick and Ren both dipped into Iron Lung, a submarine based horror game that does some interesting things with space and perception.
    Discussed: Alan Wake 2 1:58, Bethesda Delays 7:38, Rob's New Induction Range 32:53, Dunkaccino 43:43, Avatar Plans 51:46, Warhammer 40 - Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters 55:32, Peglin 1:26:27, Knotwords 1:36:27, Iron Lung 1:44:07, Rogue Legacy 2 2:01:49, Loot River 2:04:06, Outro and Announcements 2:06:03

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 481 - Playdate Interview and Gunzilla's Neill Blomkamp Interview

    Episode 481 - Playdate Interview and Gunzilla's Neill Blomkamp Interview

    We've got a special double interview pod today! First up: Patrick chats with Panic's Cabel Sasser and Arisa Sudangnoi about the development of the Playdate, the boutique handheld with a crank. They go over how the project started, what working on one thing for nearly a decade is like, and personal crank stories. Then, Rob and Patrick sit down with filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to talk about his involvement with Gunzilla Games and their new Battle Royale game Off the Grid. They touch on the transition from film to game production, Neill's background in games, and how they plan to imbue their multiplayer game with narrative.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 480 - Patrick Klepek, the Profound Everyman

    Episode 480 - Patrick Klepek, the Profound Everyman

    Much how Rob Zacny Predicted, it's becoming clearer that it will be a Banner Year for Narrative Games, and profound everyman Patrick Klepek is here dipping his toes into the game Renata and Cado definitely didn't bring to the table because they were both too busy doing other things: Citizen Sleeper.
    Rob's also taken a break from commiting insurance fraud to play that hot new game that everyone's talking about, Guardians of the Galaxy. Then we dive back into the question bucket, where some questionable suggestions are made to Rob with regards to the purchase of a new oven.
    Discussed: Citizen Sleeper 3:40, Steam Deck 41:17, Guardians of the Galaxy 48:02, The Embracer Group Acquisitions 1:06:03, Outro and Announcements 1:19:53, The Question Bucket 1:24:33

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    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Susan898 ,

Best of the Best

It’s so rare to find people speaking so thoughtfully about games. As a developer, Waypoint and Waypoint+ are my favorite games industry related podcasts to listen to.

Renata has been a FANTASTIC addition to the podcast. She is incredibly funny and smart, and explores aspects of the games she plays that I’ve never considered.

Five star podcast.

Rub311 ,

Take the bad with the good

Pretty good show but a surplus of fake forced laughter takes a hot dump on the overall quality. Just lowered from 3 stars to 1. Encouraging shoplifting at ~47 minutes in Episode 478? Ugly ugly personality

DinkMeeker ,

It’s still good, but

New review. I love the show. I am a day one listener and waypoint plus person. Rob and Patrick are my guys. I wish Gita was on more. She’s brings a needed energy. Cado is clearly a sweet heart. Renata is very young. And very smart. Amazingly articulate for 21(idk if that sounds weird) But sometimes I feel like she is performing a bit. Some of her takes feel a little bizarre, a lot of her tone feels a little affected. And maybe that’s a me problem. I’m not quite sure. The show is different now, and that’s fine. I Miss Austin obviously but hey, that’s allowed. Keep the film series comin

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