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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, 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.

Latest Episodes

Episode 362: I'm the Potato Marshal Now!

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US so we’re serving up a feast of gaming for you! First up, Rob takes us along his Demon’s Souls journey through rage, bargaining, and (finally) ass kicking. Austin’s been playing Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales and feeling nostalgic about being able to be outside in NYC. After the break, we talk about Patrick’s highly controversial article on PS5’s Activities feature and discuss open world game design, Cado talks about his time in the new Destiny 2: Beyond Light raid, and Austin checks back in with Link and the gang in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Discussed: Demon’s Souls 1:09, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 27:06, Demon’s Souls Part 2 36:20, PS5 Activities 43:36, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 1:11:41, Destiny 2: Beyond Light 1:21:25, Phantom Brigade 1:28:04 (title reference: https://kotaku.com/the-demons-souls-troll-that-made-me-rage-quit-1691764441) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

110 min2 d ago
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Episode 362: I'm the Potato Marshal Now!

Episode 361: Who Could Say If The Prison of Elders Was Bad?

Austin and Patrick are on their most Waypoint of Waypoint bullshit: Demon's Souls bullshit. But this time, Rob's coming along for the ride! Join as the crew talks through the remake's aesthetic and mechanical differences to the original, and check in with Rob on his new found fandom. After the break, Rob has also been checking out the latest from Zachtronics, Mobius Front '83, a tactics game that feels sparse compared to Zachtronics games usual complexity. He's also been checking out Destiny 2, and Cado has QUESTIONS. Discussed: PS5 2:15, Demon's Souls 16:51, Mobius Front '83 39:02, Destiny 2 59:18, IO Interactive 1:16:50 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

102 min6 d ago
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Episode 361: Who Could Say If The Prison of Elders Was Bad?

Episode 360: Gaming Advice Dot Com

The five star runtime continue with a special double crew pod this week! First up, Austin, Cado, and Patrick talk through Rob’s newfound Demon’s Souls appreciation, comparing other third person melee combat to Souls combat, and take a quick dip in the question bucket. In our second half, Rob is joined by special guests Emmanuel Maiberg and Matthew Gault to talk about Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War and it’s various divergences and stances on the actual Cold War. Discussed: Question Bucket 1:21, Demon’s Souls 3:41, The Pathless 52:13, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War 1:16:06, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 2:2820 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

167 min1 w ago
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Episode 360: Gaming Advice Dot Com

Episode 359: Variks, The Prison Abolitionist

We've gone and hit a five star runtime with today's podcast, and for good reason! First up, Austin, Rob, Patrick, and Cado talk all things next gen, from Rob's issues with Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, to Patrick's time with Demon's Souls on the PS5. Cado sneaks a bit of PC gaming in before that though, and talks through the great new DLC for photography game Umurangi Generation. After the break, Austin, Cado, and Gita sit down to talk about the new Destiny 2 expansion Beyond Light, their first impressions of the campaign, some of their favorite lore, the new stasis powers, and everyone's favorite fallen NPC. Discussed: Umurangi Generation Macro 4:46, Demon Souls 10:57, Godfall 1:02:16, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 1:14:50, Teardown 1:22:30, Hades 1:25:30, Destiny 2: Beyond Light 1:29:28 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

152 min1 w ago
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Episode 359: Variks, The Prison Abolitionist

Episode 358: Everyone Has An AC

We've got a meaty episode for y'all today, Join Austin, Rob, Patrick, and Cado as they debrief after the election results. Then Patrick talks about his time with Bugsnax, a game with a surprisingly touching story about community alongside it's absurd and hilarious food monster catching mechanics. After the break, special guest Matthew Gault joins us to talk all things Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, from choices made about the main character's gender to how much mythology the game leans on. Also if you're seeing this on Monday, we talk about the upcoming Destiny 2 mini-event happening around 9:50 pm EST! Discussed: Politics 0:50 Bugsnax 24:09, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 46:43, Destiny 2 1:51:08, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 1:53:55, Ace Combat 1:56:05 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

125 min2 w ago
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Episode 358: Everyone Has An AC

Episode 357: There's Verified and Then There's Bluechecks

It's been a long week in the US, and the Waypoint Radio crew is ready to talk about it. Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Cado gather around for a Politics Minute about the election and beyond. Then, Rob brings us his impressions on the new series of Xbox's, Patrick and Gita have the latest on the PS5, and Austin has been playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Discussed: Politics Minute 4:52, Xbox Series X 37:08, Marvel's Spiderman: Miles Morales 58:19, Astro's Playground 1:18:32, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 1:54:06 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

138 min2 w ago
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Episode 357: There's Verified and Then There's Bluechecks

Episode 356: The Downfall of Sierra Games

Rob welcomes special guest Duncan Fyfe to do a deep dive on how adventure game behemoth Sierra Games was brought to its from an unlikely reason. You can read Duncan’s full article on this story here:How Sierra Was Captured, Then Killed, by a Massive AccountingFraud See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

103 min3 w ago
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Episode 356: The Downfall of Sierra Games

Episode 355: Big Ass Playstation

We’ve got a stacked episode for you today! First up, Rob, Patrick, Gita, and Cado talk about the PS5 and give their impressions on the Dualsense controller. Then, Gita takes us through the new Sims 4 expansion that takes you to a mountainous getaway with hiking, onsen, and more. After the break, Austin, Rob, and special guest Matthew Gault do a deep dive on Watch Dogs: Legion, breaking down how the game’s mechanics seem to be at odds with it’s narrative goals. Discussed: PS5 4:17, The Sims: Snowy Escape 33:12, Watch Dogs: Legion 46:37 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

127 min3 w ago
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Episode 355: Big Ass Playstation

Episode 354: The Strangereal - Nier Connection

Content warning for the sounds of bugs in the post pod (Halloween 3 clip) We've got a spooky episode for y'all today! First, Rob leads the crew into the Streangreal world of Ace Combat 7 and learn that not all Ace Combat games are created equal. Patrick has been checking out the Oculus Quest 2, and Cado's been diving back into Pokemon with The Crown Tundra DLC. Discussed: Ace Combat 7 5:57, Ace Combat 7 Spoilers 18:49, Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra 32:42, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 44:54, Oculus Quest 2 50:38, Ghostrunner 1:20:50 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

106 minOCT 27
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Episode 354: The Strangereal - Nier Connection

EPISODE 353: MCGOOSTA MEMORIES

Mechanical and light story spoilers for Amnesia: Rebirth from approximately 23:45 to 27:36 We're getting into the Halloween spirit this episode! Patrick has been playing Amnesia: Rebirth, Austin, Rob, and Cado join him to do a deep dive into the game and the ways it navigates horror game tropes and its precursors. After the break we join Rob as he makes is very own city in the sky in Airborn Kingdom, Austin and Cado are exploring magical land and beating back an all consuming empire in Tenderfoot Tactics, and Patrick has a special story about a pizza place. Discussed: Amnesia: Rebirth 3:26, Amnesia: Rebirth spoilers 23:45, Fire Emblem: The Shadowdragon and the Blade of Light 52:10, Airborn Kingdom 58:59, Tenderfoot Tactics 1:09:19, Promesa 1:17:50, Disc Room 1:20:17 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

106 minOCT 23
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EPISODE 353: MCGOOSTA MEMORIES

Latest Episodes

Episode 362: I'm the Potato Marshal Now!

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US so we’re serving up a feast of gaming for you! First up, Rob takes us along his Demon’s Souls journey through rage, bargaining, and (finally) ass kicking. Austin’s been playing Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales and feeling nostalgic about being able to be outside in NYC. After the break, we talk about Patrick’s highly controversial article on PS5’s Activities feature and discuss open world game design, Cado talks about his time in the new Destiny 2: Beyond Light raid, and Austin checks back in with Link and the gang in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Discussed: Demon’s Souls 1:09, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 27:06, Demon’s Souls Part 2 36:20, PS5 Activities 43:36, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 1:11:41, Destiny 2: Beyond Light 1:21:25, Phantom Brigade 1:28:04 (title reference: https://kotaku.com/the-demons-souls-troll-that-made-me-rage-quit-1691764441) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

110 min2 d ago
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Episode 362: I'm the Potato Marshal Now!

Episode 361: Who Could Say If The Prison of Elders Was Bad?

Austin and Patrick are on their most Waypoint of Waypoint bullshit: Demon's Souls bullshit. But this time, Rob's coming along for the ride! Join as the crew talks through the remake's aesthetic and mechanical differences to the original, and check in with Rob on his new found fandom. After the break, Rob has also been checking out the latest from Zachtronics, Mobius Front '83, a tactics game that feels sparse compared to Zachtronics games usual complexity. He's also been checking out Destiny 2, and Cado has QUESTIONS. Discussed: PS5 2:15, Demon's Souls 16:51, Mobius Front '83 39:02, Destiny 2 59:18, IO Interactive 1:16:50 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

102 min6 d ago
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Episode 361: Who Could Say If The Prison of Elders Was Bad?

Episode 360: Gaming Advice Dot Com

The five star runtime continue with a special double crew pod this week! First up, Austin, Cado, and Patrick talk through Rob’s newfound Demon’s Souls appreciation, comparing other third person melee combat to Souls combat, and take a quick dip in the question bucket. In our second half, Rob is joined by special guests Emmanuel Maiberg and Matthew Gault to talk about Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War and it’s various divergences and stances on the actual Cold War. Discussed: Question Bucket 1:21, Demon’s Souls 3:41, The Pathless 52:13, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War 1:16:06, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 2:2820 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

167 min1 w ago
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Episode 360: Gaming Advice Dot Com

Episode 359: Variks, The Prison Abolitionist

We've gone and hit a five star runtime with today's podcast, and for good reason! First up, Austin, Rob, Patrick, and Cado talk all things next gen, from Rob's issues with Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, to Patrick's time with Demon's Souls on the PS5. Cado sneaks a bit of PC gaming in before that though, and talks through the great new DLC for photography game Umurangi Generation. After the break, Austin, Cado, and Gita sit down to talk about the new Destiny 2 expansion Beyond Light, their first impressions of the campaign, some of their favorite lore, the new stasis powers, and everyone's favorite fallen NPC. Discussed: Umurangi Generation Macro 4:46, Demon Souls 10:57, Godfall 1:02:16, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 1:14:50, Teardown 1:22:30, Hades 1:25:30, Destiny 2: Beyond Light 1:29:28 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

152 min1 w ago
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Episode 359: Variks, The Prison Abolitionist

Episode 358: Everyone Has An AC

We've got a meaty episode for y'all today, Join Austin, Rob, Patrick, and Cado as they debrief after the election results. Then Patrick talks about his time with Bugsnax, a game with a surprisingly touching story about community alongside it's absurd and hilarious food monster catching mechanics. After the break, special guest Matthew Gault joins us to talk all things Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, from choices made about the main character's gender to how much mythology the game leans on. Also if you're seeing this on Monday, we talk about the upcoming Destiny 2 mini-event happening around 9:50 pm EST! Discussed: Politics 0:50 Bugsnax 24:09, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 46:43, Destiny 2 1:51:08, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 1:53:55, Ace Combat 1:56:05 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

125 min2 w ago
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Episode 358: Everyone Has An AC

Episode 357: There's Verified and Then There's Bluechecks

It's been a long week in the US, and the Waypoint Radio crew is ready to talk about it. Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Cado gather around for a Politics Minute about the election and beyond. Then, Rob brings us his impressions on the new series of Xbox's, Patrick and Gita have the latest on the PS5, and Austin has been playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Discussed: Politics Minute 4:52, Xbox Series X 37:08, Marvel's Spiderman: Miles Morales 58:19, Astro's Playground 1:18:32, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 1:54:06 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

138 min2 w ago
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Episode 357: There's Verified and Then There's Bluechecks

Episode 356: The Downfall of Sierra Games

Rob welcomes special guest Duncan Fyfe to do a deep dive on how adventure game behemoth Sierra Games was brought to its from an unlikely reason. You can read Duncan’s full article on this story here:How Sierra Was Captured, Then Killed, by a Massive AccountingFraud See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

103 min3 w ago
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Episode 356: The Downfall of Sierra Games

Episode 355: Big Ass Playstation

We’ve got a stacked episode for you today! First up, Rob, Patrick, Gita, and Cado talk about the PS5 and give their impressions on the Dualsense controller. Then, Gita takes us through the new Sims 4 expansion that takes you to a mountainous getaway with hiking, onsen, and more. After the break, Austin, Rob, and special guest Matthew Gault do a deep dive on Watch Dogs: Legion, breaking down how the game’s mechanics seem to be at odds with it’s narrative goals. Discussed: PS5 4:17, The Sims: Snowy Escape 33:12, Watch Dogs: Legion 46:37 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

127 min3 w ago
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Episode 355: Big Ass Playstation

Episode 354: The Strangereal - Nier Connection

Content warning for the sounds of bugs in the post pod (Halloween 3 clip) We've got a spooky episode for y'all today! First, Rob leads the crew into the Streangreal world of Ace Combat 7 and learn that not all Ace Combat games are created equal. Patrick has been checking out the Oculus Quest 2, and Cado's been diving back into Pokemon with The Crown Tundra DLC. Discussed: Ace Combat 7 5:57, Ace Combat 7 Spoilers 18:49, Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra 32:42, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 44:54, Oculus Quest 2 50:38, Ghostrunner 1:20:50 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

106 minOCT 27
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Episode 354: The Strangereal - Nier Connection

EPISODE 353: MCGOOSTA MEMORIES

Mechanical and light story spoilers for Amnesia: Rebirth from approximately 23:45 to 27:36 We're getting into the Halloween spirit this episode! Patrick has been playing Amnesia: Rebirth, Austin, Rob, and Cado join him to do a deep dive into the game and the ways it navigates horror game tropes and its precursors. After the break we join Rob as he makes is very own city in the sky in Airborn Kingdom, Austin and Cado are exploring magical land and beating back an all consuming empire in Tenderfoot Tactics, and Patrick has a special story about a pizza place. Discussed: Amnesia: Rebirth 3:26, Amnesia: Rebirth spoilers 23:45, Fire Emblem: The Shadowdragon and the Blade of Light 52:10, Airborn Kingdom 58:59, Tenderfoot Tactics 1:09:19, Promesa 1:17:50, Disc Room 1:20:17 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

106 minOCT 23
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EPISODE 353: MCGOOSTA MEMORIES
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