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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, 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, 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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    Episode 455 - Jail for Willy Wonka

    Episode 455 - Jail for Willy Wonka

    What was originally a slow news week got suddenly extremely busy when Microsoft announced their intention to acquire Activision-Blizzard. Rob and Patrick wrote a lengthy piece for the site and go over some of the nuances of the announcement, how we got here, and whether or not the FTC will do anything to stop what seems like a fairly obvious step towards monopoly. After the break, Patrick is enjoying the grind in Nobody Saves the World as much as he didn't enjoy the end of Halo Infinite. Cado ran into a fan in Valorant, and accidentally ended the game in a 3 vs 1 clutch. Rob's "Old Game I'm Revisiting" this week fits right in with the rainy weather.
    Discussed: Microsoft Activision Merger 1:31, Nobody Saves the World 54:35, Valorant 1:05:58, Alan Wake 1:13:33, Anchorhead 1:28:07, Outro and Announcements 1:29:53


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 454 - The Games We Think Will Come Out in 2022

    Episode 454 - The Games We Think Will Come Out in 2022

    2022 is barely two weeks old which means there isn't a lot of new games yet, so we look towards the future to consider: "You think that's actually gonna come out this year?" But first, Patrick is sweeping through some 2021 indie platformers, Rob's rediscovering Halo: Combat Evolved, and Cado's griping about the latest Valorant season.
    Discussed: Coffee Talk 1:11, Filmechanism 22:36, Below the Ocean 29:47, Halo MCC 34:32, Need for Speed: Shift 40:43, Valorant 44:42, Ubisoft NFTs 57:05, Games of 2022 1:03:02, STALKER 2 1:03:17, Pokemon Legends: Arceus 1:09:41, Hogwarts Legacy 1:16:11, Grand Turismo 1:20:30, Elden Ring 1:23:13, Advanced Wars Reboot Camp 1:25:00, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 1:27:52, Breath of the Wild 2 1:30:03, Warhammer 40k: Darktide 1:35:38, Midnight Suns 1:40:04, Weird West 1:42:10, Triangle Strategy 1:44:04, Stray 1:45:02, Homeworld 3 1:46:02, Starfield 1:47:42, Outro and Announcements 1:48:54

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 453 - Rob's Year of Motorsports

    Episode 453 - Rob's Year of Motorsports

    The most of the WPR crew is getting back into the swing of things by wrapping up some games of 2021, but not before Rob and Patrick can talk about the end of the NFL's regular season. Cado however is going way back, to 2018, to check out Death Crown: the 1-bit art style and short match times made this RTS the perfect fit for a weekend full of other obligations. Patrick is closing the loop on Outer Wilds: Echos of the Eye, an ultimately welcome addition to what was a fantastic base game, even if the DLC does at moments rub the wrong way against the base game's structure. Then a surprise guest, a certain "mech-spert" if you will, joins us to talk about these Armored Core Rumors. After the break, Rob's been checking out WRC 10, a rally racing game in a franchise he's been largely (and maybe erroneously) ignoring.
    Discussed: NFL Minute 4:31, Death Crown 23:50, Echos of the Eye 35:39, Echo's location Spoilers start 42:34, Spoliers end 43:20, Armored Core Leaks 55:05, NFL Aside 1:16:50, Lake 1:17:57, WRC 10 1:29:27, COVID talk 1:45:57, Outro Announcements 1:50:41

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 452 - The Gremlin Zone

    Episode 452 - The Gremlin Zone

    We're back from the holiday break and we're here to share our experiences being tiny little gremlins. Patrick was the least gremlin of us all at first, playing through The Forgotten City in a normal, non-gremliny amount of time. Cado was his usual MOBA gremlin self, just a bit more than usual over the break. Rob's become a nog gremlin, as well as a tactical naval combat gremlin in Highfleet. Patrick re-entered Halo gremlin mode with Halo Infinite, just on Normal mode this time, while Rob is gremlining it up over in the Master Chief Collection.
    Discussed: The Forgotten City 2:42, Cado's Gremlin Zone 25:08, Cado's Cruise Zone 31:23, Hightfleet 50:47, Halo Infinite 1:19:01, Halo MCC 1:38:19

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 451 - The Final Question Bucket of 2021

    Episode 451 - The Final Question Bucket of 2021

    As the year comes to a close, Rob, Patrick, and Cado gaher one last time to talk about how cool Inscryption (last time this year, at least). Then they clear out the question bucket for 2021 by trying to decipher the contents of a company christmas "dinner," genres they would be into in an alternate universe, and whether or not this image is loss.
    Discussed: Inscryption 3:52, The End of Year Question Bucket 41:34

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 450 - The GOTY of GOTY Categories

    Episode 450 - The GOTY of GOTY Categories

    GOTY Season. The time when many games media people really reflect on the year that was, and the game that they played through it. But what if instead of a list of just our favorites we talked about the ones we stuck with too long, the ones that we wished we played more, or the ones that caused the most discourse? This year, we asked you, our listeners, to submit your GOTY categories, and we sat down with 20 of the best to take a look back at 2021 from a slightly different point of view.
    Discussed: Art of Rally 17:26, F1 2021 25:25, Suzerain 31:48, Hell Let Loose 35:00, Loop Hero 36:38, Mundaun 39:35, The GOTY GOTYs 46:19

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    • 2 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

FEARECTION ,

Rob is amazing, but I miss Austin!

It’s refreshing to hear a podcast that doesn’t hold back or pull any punches when it comes to issues of equality, representation, etc. some of my favorite episodes don’t even have games as the main topic of discussion. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this podcast, it is the best podcast about gaming because it deals with real issues going on, both in the industry and in the world today. Keep up the great work!

Le0hart ,

Yeah, no Austin was the only good thing apparently

Stop with dumb baby voices. Patrick has been unleashed back into his former entitled white guy self and Rob doesn’t seem to care anymore. This is a shell of it’s former self and y’all should be ashamed.

Banfaith ,

The chill vibes

While it was hard to have Austin go, the chemistry with Rob Z. at the helm is magic. I am just bingeing episodes and love this crew. Keep it going folks! A great mix of games, pop culture, and obsessive speaker love.

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