Waypoint Radio
Waypoint Radio
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.
Episode 371: The Bitcoin Corruption of Austin Walker
There comes a time in every PC owner’s life where you have to make some tough decisions. Well, for the better part of the last two years, one Rob Zacny has been slowly stemming the oncoming waves of failing computer components but his PC has finally bitten the dust. That means he’s spent the last week exploring the world of Cloud Gaming, and found that landscape treacherous. Austin’s way of saying “new year, new me” is to finish off some old games, revisiting Hitman 2 and Star Wars The Old Republic to finally put those to bed. Patrick is learning the beauty of HDR with new forms of streaming games to his phone, Cado is becoming his best hacker self in EXAPUNKS, and Rob is finally in on a little known rogue like deck builder called Slay the Spire. Discussed: Rob’s Streaming Adventures 3:12, Hitman 2 40:04, Star Wars: The Old Republic 43:00, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 56:19, Demon’s Souls 1:01:50, Persona 5 Strikers 1:03:00, Slay the Spire 1:13:04 
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Jan 15
1 hr 33 min
Episode 370: Yakisoba In A Hot Dog Bun
Light spoilers for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim at 25:56 - 28:30 After 2021's wild first week, the Waypoint Radio now crew comes to you with a calmer vibe. First up, Gita has been checking out the new Reigns: Beyond, where instead of a monarch you are the captain of a space expedition. Patrick's been getting back in touch with his Anime side by playing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and brings a wonderful japanese culinary treat to the crew's attention. After the break, Cado's back on some Star Wars bullshit by finally getting back to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and understanding some of the finer points of lightsaber flourishes. Then they all take a dip in the question bucket and find Rob's Poke-sona. Discussed: Reigns:Beyond 6:29, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 17:38, 13 Sentinels Spoilers 25:56 - 28:30, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 37:52, Question Bucket 48:46 
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Jan 11
1 hr 30 min
Episode 369: The First Week of 2021
Austin, Patrick, and Cado start this podcast off by talking through their feelings on the events of January 6th, when white supremacists stormed the US Capitol building. After the break, Patrick is learning the limits of streaming services by playing Assassin's Creed: Valhalla on Stadia, Austin's checking in on new Monster Hunter Rise demo, and we take some time to reminisce about Flash games. Discussed: US Current Events 1:25, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 21:32, Detective Season 1 33:12, Monster Hunter Rise 37:37, Super Meat Boy Forever 52:03, Flash Games 57:28, Carto 1:16:31, Airborne Kingdom 1:19:57, Exapunks 1:23:48, Cyberpunk 2077 1:26:15, Politics Moment 1:32:37 - 1:33:16 
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Jan 8
1 hr 43 min
Episode 368: A Holiday Netrunner Miracle
We’re Back! After a hopefully restful and relaxing break, Rob, Gita, and Cado are here on this most auspicious of Mondays. We avoid the Great Slack Crash of 2021 by podcasting through it and talking about our breaks and how we spent the time. Gita got back into the God of War series and began to draw connections to the works of Michael Bay, and Cado got really into the “dead” Android: Netrunner card game while looking for his cyberpunk fix, and somehow ended up playing X-Wing instead. Discussed: God of War 5:11, Android: Netrunner 29:55, X-Wing 48:00 
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Jan 4
1 hr
Our Favorite Waypoints of 2020
The crew at Waypoint Radio have decided to ring in the new year with one final look back at the last one. Join Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Ricardo as they each pick a piece of media, a podcast, or what have you that stuck with them through the hell year of 2020. Happy New Year! (Stick around after the show so you can finally understand that joke from our Hot Takes episode!) 
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Jan 1
1 hr 49 min
Our Favorite Games of 2020
The time has finally come to put an end to 2020, and as with any end of year extravaganza on a gaming podcast, that means it's GOTY time. Join Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Ricardo as they discuss the one game they loved this year, the one that stood out over the rest, the one that challenged them to overcome, the one that brought them comfort during this hellish year, or the one that put a mirror to our reality and stood in defiance of it. 
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Dec 30, 2020
1 hr 24 min
Never Have I Ever: Gaming Edition
Never have I ever played a game of "Never Have I Ever" like this! Listeners chimed in with their weird, amazing, and unique gaming experiences and we played never have I ever with them! Come along as Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Ricardo all share their oddest gaming experiences, from brute forcing RPGS, having parents call a game company, to being taken under the wing of an altruistic online stranger in a multiplayer game, get ready for a hilarious holiday hoopla! 
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Dec 28, 2020
1 hr 14 min
The Sorkincast
If you're a longtime listener you'll remember that a few of the staff have a, lets say, complicated relationship with Aaron Sorkin. So in a year where he releases both a movie and a West Wing reunion special, there was a non-zero chance that we'd need to podcast about him. Join Rob and Gita as they discuss The West Wing Reunion, a special that has the cast of The West Wing slip into their old roles with ease, with writing that magnifies some of Sorkin's odd characterizations of the woman in the show. After the break, they discuss The Trial of the Chicago Seven, where Sorkin's editorial choices of what to include from this historic event and what to alter lay bare his unimaginative neoliberalism while simultaneously attempting to co-opt a moment where staunch leftists were harassed while the country watched along. 
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Dec 25, 2020
1 hr 2 min
The Games of 2020 - Part 2
Light Spoilers for all games discussed Welcome back to Waypoint's Holiday Hootenanny 2020! Somehow, despite our best attempts, we ended up going so long on our year in review recording that we needed to split it into two podcasts, who'd've guessed! Join Austin, Gita, Patrick, Rob, and Cado to talk about all the games we played this year, from the biggest AAA let downs to our indie darlings. 
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Dec 23, 2020
1 hr 34 min
The Games of 2020 - Part 1
2020 has been a wild decade, quite possibly the longest decade of the last century. Given this, we need a bit of a refresher as we form our Game of The Year lists. Join Austin, Patrick, Rob, Gita, and Ricardo as they go month by month through 2020 and talk about all the games they've played! 
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Dec 21, 2020
1 hr 46 min
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