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What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Danielle Riendeau, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, and Natalie Watson three 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 568: A Minute to Midnight

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 88:46

    Patrick misses the start of the podcast so Rob hits the crew with his Persuadertron and gets everyone excited to talk about Syndicate (2012). Then the gang discusses the grim tidings around Relic and Company of Heroes 3. Fortunately, Alan Wake is here to save the day, along with some other highlights from the PlayStation State of Play Showcase.Discussed: Syndicate 6:32, Relic Layoffs 28:56, break 50:15, Playstation Showcase 50:38, Dragon's Dogma 2 1:13:41, Outro and Announcements 1:21:24 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Final Sports!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 84:36

    Rob and Patrick talk sports, perhaps for the last time. They discuss the Chicago Bears' regular season schedule and discover some shocking overlap on their predictions, then discuss a disappointing season of Ted Lasso and a creeping undercurrent of misogyny to its subplots. Then they discuss the NBA and Playoff Jimmy Butler. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 567 - Playin' it Straight

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 137:43

    It's the penultimate week of Waypoint, and the crew is having a normal one—more normal than Overwatch 2, anyway. But first, Patrick's checking out Humanity, where you help guide human souls to the afterlife…as a dog. Then, we dive into the confusing Mortal Kombat "1," Rob's second (??) playthrough of Resident Evil 2, and praise the new cinematic platformer Planet of Lana. Finally, Patrick has concluding thoughts on Jedi: Survivor, and we debate a few contraptions people have made in Tears of the Kingdom before dipping into the question bucket.Discussed: Humanity 2:06, Overwatch 2 Cancels its PvE Mode 16:53, Mortal Kombat 1 33:28, Resident Evil 2 44:50, Planet of Lana 58:06, Astro's Playroom 1:07:49, Star Wars Jedi Survivor 1:17:26, The Question Bucket 1:36:33, Tears of the Kingdom 1:37:13, The Question Bucket 1:46:40 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 566 - Tears of the Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 111:08

    Why is Waypoint crying? No, it's not because we're only 2.5 weeks from being laid off, despite that being very sad. It's because we've beheld the beauty of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it's ability to produce a flying contraption that is three birds kissing. Patrick, Ren, and Cado have all put varying amounts of time into the sequel to Breath of the Wild, and have some surprisingly different feelings about its opening areas. Uneven tutorialization aside, listen in as we regale you with stories of ridiculous inventions, surprising darkness, and turning Link into a human bullet. Then we (re)consider the question bucket, revisiting an older question (I still pick the moon), and then talk about our relationship to collector's editions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    My Turn - Arrival (2016)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 111:04

    The time has come to put an end to a cycle. My Turn's final movie aptly cover's Arrival (2016), Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi take on alien life, language, and living with grief.We discuss the film's gripping emotional core, stellar soundtrack, and not-really-a-twist twist that make this an enduring film. We answer listener questions, and also reminisce about future My Turns that could've been. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 565 - The Haunting of Renata Price

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 112:13

    The show is off the rails as it begins without warning mid-conversation around tales of retail work. Then we dig into the evolving experiences of Darkest Dungeon 2, and check back in with Rob to try and understand why Redfall feels like a completely different game playing alone. Then Patrick has found the true weapon of the Jedi in Jedi: Survivor, and it's basically a great axe, not a lightsaber. Finally, the crew returns to the bucket.Discussed: Question Bucket 20:48, Darkest Dungeon 2 32:50, Question,Bucket? 42:11, Redfall 51:03, Jedi Survivor 1:23:10, Question Bucket! 1:42:02, Outro and Announcements 1:49:43 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 564 - The Bucket Provides

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 97:39

    As we wind down our podcasts here at Waypoint Radio, segments have started to take on a mind of their own. The Question Bucket demands satisfaction, and Rob is going to try his damnedest to please it. Speaking of pleasing, unfortunately that is exactly what Redfall is not, even when the whole crew got together to give the multiplayer a go. After the break, Ren managed to make it out to a preview event for Street Fighter VI, and is happy to learn that the new systems in the game make it much more interesting than its predecessor. Then we dip back into the question bucket to discuss criticism and the concept of "making up a guy to who likes things to write a review for."Discussed: The question bucket 00:00, Redfall 4:20, The Question Bucket 56:12, Street Fighter VI 1:00:21, The Question bucket 1:18:02, Outro and announcements 1:33:59 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 563 - The Countdown Has Begun

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 139:34

    Everything at Waypoint Radio is fine. A question bucket episode in the middle of the intro? A two-minute “Redfall” “segment”? Pay no mind to Rob's outro, where he definitely remembers everyone! Do pay attention to our chat on Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition being blocked in the UK. Enjoy Patrick and Cado discussing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Delight in Patrick's interview with Mojang's Craig Leigh about working on Minecraft. Finally, enjoy a regularly-placed question bucket, where we tackle anxieties around talking at a bus stop.Discussed: The Question Bucket? 6:28, Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard blocked by the UK 8:59, Redfall 26:49, Star Wars Jedi Survivor 28:10, Interview with Mojang's Principle Design Director Craig Leigh 1:07:47, Amored Core VI Trailer 1:41:52, The Question Bucket 1:57:13, Outro and Announcements 2:21:04 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    My Turn - Mandy (2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 101:44

    The Waypoint crew dive into the prog rock/heavy metal/horror movie gore of Panos Cosmatos' 2018 film, Mandy, starring Andrea Riseborough and Nicolas Cage. The two are living a life of relative domestic bliss deep in the woods, until a passing cult leader takes an interest in Mandy—and all hell breaks loose. Listen as we discuss the fascinating structure, stellar soundtrack, weird goo, and absolutely wild kills of this captivating revenge movie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sports! - Playoffs?! Playoffs?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2023 118:53

    The NBA playoffs are fast, furious, and have absolutely ruled so far. Patrick and Rob convene the sports council to discuss the many, many ups of round one, and lament the end of the Bulls. We briefly preview the NFL draft and say goodbye to Aaron “just asking questions” Rodgers, before pouring one out for the tortured fans of the Oakland A's, who are losing their (crappy) stadium and (crappy) team. Lastly, Patrick discovers Cincinnati Chilli. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 562 - The End of an Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2023 71:41

    Well, the time has finally come. Waypoint is closing up shop on June 2nd, and the crew is here to talk through how it all went down, and what we may or may not be doing next. We have a month so a lot of that is still in the air, but we get out some grief and step forward into our final month as a Website. Discussed: So, Waypoint is Ending 0:20, Patrick's Review on Reviews 49:31, Cado's Mystery Bag 56:52, Outro and Announcements 1:00:31 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 561 - Please Activate This Copy of Windows 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 109:07

    Rob spent his weekend repairing an old PC, and before you ask: yes, it went according to plan and was very easy! No further questions, please! Then, Ren brings us Square Enix's bizarre and borderline disrespectful AI experiment, The Portopia Serial Murder Case. After the break, Patrick checks in with the delightful indie games Moonleap and Teslagrad 2, Cado is enjoying Advanced Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp but has some aesthetic questions, and we get into the nitty gritty of waste management in the question bucket. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 560 - You Gotta Bust a (Marvel) Move!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 144:29

    What began as an offhand recommendation has become a full-on, HOTAS-driven fever with Everspace 2. Then, Ren's checked out OTXO, a Hotline Miami-inspired game that's more than a clone. After the break, Patrick spoke with Zombies, Run! designer Adrian Hon about getting into gaming through ARGs, the rise of gamified fitness, and his new game, Marvel Move. We round out the pod discussing piracy, Nintendo, and disproportionate punishments. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 559 - A Dead Island State of Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 122:58

    Patrick and Rob have set their clocks to island time early, as they've both been checking out Dead Island 2, the long-waited follow-up to the 2011 zombie game. The crew then laments the death of Media Molecule's Dreams, and wonders about the future of Halo, following the departure of 343 leader Frank O'Connor. After the break, Rob and Ren have been checking Wartales, a tactical medieval mercenary game that has you balancing the books and emotions of a band of mercenaries. Then, we dip into the question bucket to wax nostalgic over lost bits of gaming culture, and to learn about the secret rules of hockey fist fights. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WPR 558 - Everspace 2 is HEATING UP!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2023 118:46

    Rob gets caught up with Redfall after seeing a lot of anger over the lack of a 60 FPS mode for the console version of that game. Patrick's seen some early footage of Immortals of Aveum, a game that asks “What if COD had magic instead of guns and dragons instead of helicopters.” Cado's been whacking robots to the beat in Infinite Guitars, the turn based RPG meets rhythm game with a killer soundtrack. Ren's opinon on Everspace 2 is [NBA JAM announcer voice] HEATING UP, and Patrick has finished what might be a surprise GOTY contender: Bayonetta Origins. Then we take a dip in the question bucket to talk hobby holes and how to dig out of them.Discussed: Redfall performance mode delay 0:42, Dead Space 24:39, Immortals of Aveum 27:50, Battlefield 2042 41:24, Infinite Guitars 42:33, Everspace 2 1:00:59, Bayonetta Origins 1:14:05, The Question Bucket 1:16:48 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 557 - The “Star Citizen” of People

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2023 183:43

    Patrick and Cado both saw Natalie Watson's Mario movie, and Patrick is psyched it passed the “can I watch this 6 million times” parenting test. Ren is checking out Everspace 2, a promising arcade-y space combat game, and an ambitious fan-made expansion to Darkest Dungeon, Black Reliquary, that goes in a different direction from the sequel. Of course, Rob's got buyer's remorse around certain office upgrades, alongside some doors he hasn't opened in Resident Evil 2 Remake. Separately, Patrick wrapped up the Resident Evil 4 remake, where Ren is absolutely loving her choice to play the game on hardcore difficulty.Discussed: The Super Mario Bros. Movie 1:23, Everspace 2 25:32, Black Reliquary 46:24, Rob's System Woes 1:04:21, Hunt:Showdown 1:31:56, Resident Evil 2 1:45:40, Resident Evil 4 1:53:23, The Question Bucket 2:06:24 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sports! — Are the Cubs Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 96:26

    Motherboard editor-in-chief and resident Baltimore Orioles fan Jason Koebler joins Rob and Patrick on the latest episode of Sports!, where they talk through baseball's opening day, the detrimental impact of analytics, and whether the controversial rule changes introduced are actually that big of a deal. And with the NFL in the midst of its quietest period, the podcast is forced to confront a new question: so, uh, are the Bulls back? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 556 - Vita Means Life, And That's Beautiful

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 125:03

    Sony's at it again with rumors of a new handheld console floating around. This time they're looking to tether it to the PS5 as a remote play machine, but is that enough of a use case to justify it's existence (let alone what it might cost?). The crew then discusses April fools joke games, learning to cope with Mr.X in RE 2, revisiting Breath of the Wild, and take a quick dip in the question bucket to answer some vintage questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 555 - The Snap Heard 'Round Rob's Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2023 118:41

    Patrick returns from his vacation with a sickness, but a new appreciation for the most recent Bayonetta game. Elsewhere, Rob's new setup has growing pains, including the discovery that not even a mighty 4090 can overcome a botched PC port of The Last of Us. We also discuss online harassment campaigns and how they're covered, the PSVR 2's seemingly shaky launch, and different strategies for engaging with Roblox's exploitative underbelly.Discussed: PSVR 2 5:02, Rob's New Setup 23:28, Resident Evil 4 Remake 58:10, Ada Wong's Voice Actor Harrassed off Instagram 1:04:33, The Last of Us PC 1:21:37, Bayonetta Origins 1:35:55, The Question Bucket 1:40:53, Outro and Announcements 1:53:15 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 554 - E3 Is Dead (Again)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2023 163:08

    Turns out the reports of its death weren't exaggerated, as the ESA announced that E3 2023 was officially canceled mere minutes after we stopped our original podcast recording. Rob and Cado are flying solo this episode and certainly thought it was gonna be a short one, but it seems that the Five Star Runtimes ethos has a full grasp on both of them. Cado's been living their best hacker life in DROP - System Breach, a fast paced puzzle game that manages to get stellar “hacker feel” out of a controller based game. Rob's thinks MLB The Show's new Storylines feature on the Negro leagues is almost a home run, despite getting into a pickle rounding third base. After the break, we learn that Rob's partner has some hidden AV sicko tendencies, chat about how Destiny 2's current storyline stacks up to previous seasons, and take a dip in the Question Bucket to talk about control schemes and wild PC rigs.Discussed: RIP E3 00:18, DROP- System Breach 40:36, MLB The Show 23 54:35, Marvel's Midnight Suns 1:42:14, Destiny 2 1:54:03, The Question Bucket 2:14:14 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 553 - The King of Executive Function Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2023 102:10

    Rob's back from his vacation, and he returns a changed man. He's taken advantage of his position as King of Executive Function to make some Extremely Key Hardware Upgrades while no one was around to judge him. Ren checked out the City Enviroment builder Terra Nil where you're tasked with reversing the effects of climate collapse. After the break, Patrick's checking in with T'chia, an indie Breath-of-the-Wild-like with a really interesting possession mechanic, and Rob's continued to be on his bullshit in The Great War: Western Front. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 522 - Counter Strike GO to the Polls

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 143:02

    Counter Strike 2 is real, proving that Valve can at least count to 2. Patrick has a delightful interview with lead Storyteller developer Daniel Benmergui, then Ren finally lets the rest of the Waypoint crew know what Redfall is like to play. Then we take a quick dip in the bucket and learn that most of today's crew is clumsy as hell. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 551 - RIP Commander Zavala

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2023 115:46

    Cado's back from moving hell, with a broken phone and sore arms. We also take a moment to remember Lance Reddick. who passed last week, and his roles in TV and games that touched us. Then, Ren and Patrick recount their time with the beta for Exoprimal, where you don an exosuit and kill a crapload of dinosaurs. Oh, and Patrick's been click-click-clicking around the Diablo IV beta, as well. Finally, we check in with the latest game to hurt Ren's brain, Post Void, a lil' Destiny 2, and Bayonetta Origins before dipping into the bucket. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sports! — Are the Bulls Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 111:59

    Rob and Patrick are joined by Phoenix Labs' Bob Colayco to discuss Lakers fandom vs. Bulls fandom, the Bubble Championship, the Bulls late-season run for the playoffs, and of course, the latest instalment of the Green Bay Packers' performance of Hamlet, starring Aaron Rodgers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WPR 550: Of Roblox and Resident Evil 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 118:10

    Rob has a bad case of senioritis as he hosts one last podcast before his vacation. He's got big plans for this break, such as getting caught up on Resident Evil 2 and 3 so that he can fully appreciate the masterpiece Patrick describes now that he has played more of the remake. Ren discusses what happened with Bleak Faith's stolen Elden Ring animations. The gang talks about level design signposting, asset rips, platform capitalism, and of course, Rob's exposure to Roblox. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    My Turn - The Lighthouse (2019)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 110:56

    My Turn returns to the well of beautifully shot, dreamlike psychological horror with Robert Egger's The Lighthouse. The film follows two lighthouse keepers, played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, as they descend into madness while tending a remote lighthouse. The film, and our hosts, ponder the role of masculinity, labor, and eldritch horror in The Lighthouse's nuanced depiction of the two worst men you can imagine. Following a brief question bucket, Cado picks our next movie, and Patrick, true to The Lighthouse's subject matter, absolutely loses his shit about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 549 - The Last of the Last of Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 97:00

    Rob, Ren, and Patrick discuss the season finale of The Last of Us and unpack the rushed feeling that characterized the second half of the season. But first, Patrick has gone back to Resident Evil 4 and could not be happier to be back there. Plus, Rob discusses arctic survival game The Pale Beyond and Ren discusses action roguelike Mortal Sin, which has terrific art and a great feel to its combat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 548 - The Assassination of Emperor Calus by the Coward Patrick Klepek

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 125:33

    Patrick has been lured back into the deep embrace of Destiny 2, and in true Destiny fashion, has become one with the cheese. We wrap up our coverage of the Lightfall campaign and discuss difficulty spikes, community expectations, and where Patrick might swing to next on his Destiny journey. But first, Ren's bringing us a new take on Sekiro-like combat with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Then Patrick checks in on Dead Cell's new Castlevania DLC. After the break, Rob's curious about some of the announcements at Paradox's recent announcement stream, and then we dive into the bucket to ask “how many Boston squares are you willing to walk for good food?”Discussed: Wo Long Fallen Dynasty 0:32, Dead Cells Castlevania DLC 39:15, Destiny 2 Lightfall 48:00, Paradox Announcement Show 1:27:37, Starfield Delay 1:40:27, Question Bucket 1:40:27, Outro and Announcements 2:00:44 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 547 - Throw King Rob Into the River!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 104:20

    With Rob still out, Patrick and Ren discuss the latest episode of The Last of Us, and whether the level-like structure of the adaptation, nearing its finale, is causing problems. Elsewhere, Cado's played King of the Castle, a new party game that pits your friends against each other for some goofy Game of Thrones-style machinations, and Ren explains a very weird Olympics “esport” situation. Before a big dip into The Question Bucket, Patrick and Cado briefly swing back into the later half of Destiny 2's newest expansion, Lightfall.Discussed: The Last of Us 09:51, King of the Castle 31:39, The Olympics Esports Games 47:00, Destiny 2 Lightfall 1:08:10, The Question Bucket 1:16:23, Outro and Announcements 1:40:08 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WPR 546 - The Conversation Pits of Neomuna

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2023 129:12

    A new Destiny expansion means our resident Destiny “expert” (aka Cado) is unleashed, but wait…is that a grappling hook? (Patrick's been playing it, too.) But first, Ren's checking out a tactical roguelike called The Last Spell, where you defend a town trying to cast the, uh, last spell. After the break, we wade into the JRPG discourse, and Patrick has beaten Hi-Fi Rush and embraced Zwan. Then, we head into the question bucket to decide if a listener will become more like Rob (computer in living room) or more like Patrick (computer in office).Discussed: The Last Spell 04:13, Destiny 2 - Lightfall 23:29, Resident Evil 4 Remake 1:08:12, Japanese Developers' thoughts on the phrase JRPG 01:10:14, Hi-Fi Rush 01:22:43, The Question Bucket 01:32:01 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 545 - [Insert Pedro Pascal Exhausted Meme]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2023 153:16

    It's a big week for Waypoint, with two games primed to be favorites. The mech-centric Phantom Brigade is dropping, so Ren checked in with the latest early access build before 1.0. Patrick's played a bit of Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe…and yep, it's a Kirby game! Cado's shuffling cards and playing poker in Aces and Adventures, where the Aces (game mechanics) are neat, but the Adventures leave much to be desired. Then, the crew talks about the last two episodes of The Last of Us, and speculate on where it's all going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sports! — We're an XFL Podcast Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2023 112:02

    With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror (sorry, Austin!), Rob and Patrick turn towards the next great sporting event: the XFL! It's mostly an excuse to talk about surprisingly controversial beer snakes, before discussing sports' relationship with long COVID, confusing Manchester City with Manchester United, and ponder several listener questions, including the whether a former Columbus Blue Jacket mascot, Boomer, looks too much like a penis. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 544 - Atomic Heart Shaped Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2023 133:20

    A specter is haunting Waypoint Radio—the specter of BioShock Infinite. That game's influences are all over Atomic Heart, whose Russian origins (and sex robots) are its own discourse. After the break, we touch base on the ongoing Activision Blizzard acquisition, and the surprising raises across some of Japan's larger gaming companies. Elsewhere, Rob's reviewed Company of Heroes 3, and Patrick is happy to report Metroid Prime still whips. Then, a developer writes in to clear up why a studio wouldn't make their own game engine.Discussed: Atomic Heart 0:40, Microsoft Continues to Try to Acquire Activision 1:04:09, Big Gaming Companies Give Raises? 1:11:37, Metroid Prime Remake 1:35:35, The Question Bucket 1:44:49, Firaxis loses Studio Heads 1:53:42, The Question Bucket Again 2:01:45, Outro and Announcements 2:09:02 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 543 — Big Boy Season Arrives

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2023 120:54

    Happy new VR headset to all who celebrate, though mostly Patrick, who's reviewed Sony's PlayStation VR2. Elsewhere, Rob's murdering and tending gardens in Like a Dragon: Ishin, Ren's checking back in with the perhaps too brutal Darkest Dungeon 2, and all of us were happy for the big boy to show up in the latest episode of The Last of Us. Before we jet, Patrick weighs in on beating Dead Space, and we revisit pranks in The Question Bucket.Discussed: PSVR 2 1:39, Like a Dragon: Ishin! 31:26, Darkest Dungeon 2 1:04:40, The Last of Us Episode 5 1:18:15, Dead Space 1:43:49, The Question Bucket 1:48:37 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WPR 542 - Double Dead Space Interview (and a lot more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2023 189:26

    Patrick's gone, time for 5-star runtimes about tactics, cover and concealment mechanics, and a game taking up Rob's time, Broken Arrow. Then, Cado and Ren are having the cyber-noir time of their lives Shadows of Doubt, a detective game mashing up procedural generation with voxels. Later, Rob and Patrick have a joint conversation with the creative directors of the original Dead Space and its new remake. After the break, Ren takes us to the magical world of Wild Hearts, Koei-Tecmo's attempt at a Monster Hunter-like that's actually got something to say. Finally, Rob's soaking in the Pacific Northwest vibes from Pacific Drive, aka STALKER in a station wagon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sports! — Fly! Eagles! Fly!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2023 79:03

    Austin Walker joins Rob and Patrick to preview the upcoming Super Bowl and the ways it could go catastrophically wrong for Austin, ponder how many buffalo wings are too many buffalo wings, and discover Austin's history with the Eagles is more complicated than family. And because we can't help ourselves, we end up chatting a bit about the recent media layoffs, Waypoint+, and Waypoint's Ongoing Game of the Year, Marvel's Midnight Suns. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 541 - Let Link Build a Rail Gun

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2023 140:28

    A Nintendo Direct made just for us?! Beyond a lengthy breakdown of the new Zelda trailer, we talk at length about the coverage of Hogwarts Legacy and the notion of accountability. After the break, Rob's spending his “bachelor” time catching up on The Last of Us, so we spoil the first four episodes, discussing violence as storytelling and the endless delight of Pedro Pascal. Finally, a quick lightning round of our favorite Steam Next Fest games! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    My Turn - The Green Knight (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2023 93:35

    My Turn has proved unpredictable, so it's only natural that Patrick ended this cycle on The Green Knight, the 2021 film starring Dev Patel as pre-knighthood Gawain of the mythical roundtable of Camelot. The Green Knight is rife with actions turned into symbolism, otherworldly visuals, and a sense that magic and nature are one in the same. And ext time, it's YOUR turn. Stay tuned for a poll! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 540 — Your Only Move Is Cold Snap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 133:51

    Rob's parking garage is falling apart thanks to a cold snap, but still found another way to experience weather in Against the Storm, a roguelite city builder with beaver people. Ren's checked out Your Only Move is Hustle, a turn-based fighting game that plays like an old stickfight animation, and Patrick's bopping beats in Rhythm Sprout. Naturally, Rob's found yet another way to talk tanks, thanks to The Great War: Western Front. After the break, we take a dive into the question bucket to talk pranks, gentrification, and coastal food fights.Discussed: Against the Storm 15:17, Your Only Move is Hustle 20:45, Rhythm Sprout 26:44, The Great War: Western Front 32:13, The Question Bucket 58:33 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 539 - Interview with Hi-Fi Rush director John Johanas

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 131:30

    E3 is apparently happening, but some of the biggest companies aren't attending, an unannounced Titanfall game got canceled, and 343 Industries is apparently starting from scratch. But don't worry, we cut through the doom and gloom to bring you a special interview with John Johanas, director of the colorful upbeat rhythm action game Hi Fi Rush, about making music games and how Zwan (??) ended up on the soundtrack. After the break, Ren is checking out Nadir: A Grimdark Deckbuilder, Rob's back on the boats with Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnought, and Patrick and Rob reflect on playing both versions of Dead Space.Who's Gonna Be at E3 01:48, What's going on with Halo? 14:04, Titanfall Single Player Game Canceled 23:53, HI-Fi Rush Developer Interview 28:35, Nadir: A Grimdark Deckbuilder 56:36, Ultimate Admiral Deradnought 01:01:41, Dead Space Remake 01:01:41, Outro and Announcements 01:44:12 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 538 - You Know I Love A Tall Ship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 123:17

    Winter's usually slow, but not now—we've got games! Ren's checking out Freelancer, a chaotic roguelike mode added to the Hitman world, and Rob is returning to his established love of tall ships with Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts. Cado's checked out a preview for the Like a Dragon: Ishin remake and might just need to play the rest of the Yakuza games. After the break, Patrick dives into the latest, surprisingly divergent episode of The Last of Us, and Cado's playing A Space for the Unbound, a slice-of-life magical realist game set in a small town in Indonesia that's equal parts charming and foreboding. Then, in the question bucket, we ponder how deep Patrick is willing to go to live the Kirkland Signature lifestyle.Discussed: Hitman:Freelancer 0:37, Like a Dragon: Ishin 8:52, Ultimate Admiral Dreadnoughts 21:06, Season: A Letter to the Future 44:28, The Last of Us EP. 3 47:54, A Space for the Unbound 1:08:03, The Question Bucket 1:26:04 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 537 - Dead Space, Now With More Chunks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 171:04

    Today's episode is extra meaty, in more ways than one, with Rob and Patrick discussing how good it feels to turn a space zombie into chunks in the Dead Space remake. Then, Ren has stories from the end of the world in Season, an emotional game about memories. Later, we reflect on the Xbox Developer Direct, which gave us new looks at Redfall, and dropped Patrick's early GOTY contender, Hi-Fi Rush. Then, we dip in the bucket and consider what a Patrick/Rivers Cuomo interview would be like. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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