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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 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
    Episode 311: Green Is the Color of Your Energy

    Episode 311: Green Is the Color of Your Energy

    As we get further and further into quarantine, more and more digital events are being held to replace the ones made impossible by social distancing. One such event was this past weekend's INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, where real life racers gathered to race, simulation style, in their favorite sport. One of the many differences between iRacing and real life Indycar is the danger factor, which has led to some wild drama as drivers take each other out and break the agreed upon structure that comes with taking a virtual race seriously. Rob regales us with the details and we discuss the ramifications of drivers breaking this unspoken contract, Austin takes another dip into the West Virginian wasteland in Fallout 76, and Cado is learning some hard truths in Valorant.


    Videos referenced: The Full INDYCAR race, The Pagenaud POV
     
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    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Ethan Crane ,

It’s fine

Qualified, funny people talk about games. They Occasionally mixing in some more critical thinking. Sounds great! Problem is, they never know when to JUST MOVE ON AND STOP BEATING THE DEAD HORSE. I get it, social issues are still a problem (especially these days). There is no reason to spend HOURS on it literally every show so they can smell their own farts.

Christ, I agree with them, but I need a break from the incessant “deep reads of texts.” Talk about video games.

cloudykenny ,

Funny and in depth discussions

The lore reasons and Eva discussion is 10/10!

zmelchert ,

BRING BACK BE GOOD AND REWATCH IT

please

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