Waypoint 101

We're Ending a Year of Waypoint 101s with 'Mark of the Ninja'

Join us for in returning to Klei's 2012 stealth-action-platformer. And remember: Stick to the shadows.
Austin Walker
8 hours ago

How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky'

Thousands of hours of experimentation and happy accidents have all lead to this moment, and it's changing the 'Spelunky' community.
Patrick Klepek
14 hours ago

We Are Beset by Sequelitis on This Episode of Waypoint Radio

We dig into Pokémon, Smash Bros, Fallout, Battlefield, and more on this extra-long episode of Waypoint Radio.
Austin Walker
a day ago

It's Art for Art's Sake on Waypoint Radio This Week

Toward a culture of creative independence, not indie culture.
4 days ago

A Good Let's Play Is More Than Just a Video of Your Favorite Game

Whether humorous or explanatory in nature, it takes a lot of hard work to make a good LP.
Cameron Kunzelman
4 days ago
Games and health

How One Dev Is Using Games as Therapy to Reach Across Generations

Game designer Alex Jimenez and social worker Timothy Burns are using games to help young patients open up about mental health.
Dante Douglas
4 days ago

Wrestling with the Contradictions of Lil Peep's Posthumous Final Album

On a grimly musical Waypoints, the gang discusses 'Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2' and 'Let England Shake', as well as complicated legacies.
Rob Zacny

We Try to Survive the Centrist Apocalypse Called 'The Purge: Election Year'

Boy, this series sure took a weird turn?
Patrick Klepek
The Gardens Between

'The Gardens Between' Is a Deeply Chill Puzzler That Won't Break Your Brain

Yes, sure, it involves time travel, but it's simpler than you think.
Patrick Klepek
grip: combat racing

‘Grip: Combat Racing’ Evokes Offworld Fantasy and Sci-Fi Wanderlust

The new racing game brought me right back to the wild planets and sci-fi cityscapes of the Nintendo 64 heyday.
Danielle Riendeau

Listen to Us Try to Comprehend the 'Detective Pikachu' Trailer in Real-Time

Also, hell yeah, let's talk some 'Vampyr.'
Patrick Klepek

"Streamer" Modes Are Usually Gimmicky BS, But in 'Dead Cells,' It's Magic

I finally beat 'Dead Cells' last week, but it didn't happen the way I expected. It happened with a community who was helping (and hurting) me the whole time.
Patrick Klepek