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Sometimes, Fighting Depression Means Beating 'Dark Souls' Using Dance Pads

Louis "ATwerking Yoshi" Hamilton hasn't had an easy life, but overcoming ridiculous challenges, sometimes involving bananas, has helped.
Patrick Klepek
4 hours ago
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After Hundreds of Hours of 'Into the Breach,' I'm Inventing New Challenges

How do you like to find your own fun after putting hundreds of hours into a game?
Danielle Riendeau
a day ago
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Naturally, The Episode Without Austin Walker Is The One With Anime

On Waypoint Radio episode 178, we talk 'We Happy Few,' 'Rome 2,' and one very special secret anime game.
Danielle Riendeau
2 days ago
Rome 2
Rome 2

'Rome 2' Finds the Limits of Reinvention in 'Rise of the Republic'

With a new patch and DLC, 'Rome 2' is the best possible version of its deeply flawed, awkwardly structured and paced strategy epic.
Rob Zacny
2 days ago
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Evidence That You've Taken a Game a Little Too Seriously

Detailed notes, spreadsheets, endless record-keeping... the things that reveal a game has become a way of life.
Rob Zacny
2 days ago
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Postscript

Anya Silver Taught Me to Appreciate Melancholy

Why we should hunt for the down moment, the vignette hiding from the sun.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.10.18
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The Beloved Characters We Have to Leave Behind

Sometimes your hero was the antagonist all along.
Rob Zacny
8.10.18
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When Games Redeem Abusers, They Risk Rationalizing Abuse

On Waypoint Radio 177, we talk 'Captain Spirit,' Star Wars, and the difficulty with redemption arcs.
Danielle Riendeau
8.10.18
We Happy Few
We Happy Few

The BioShock-y 'We Happy Few' Desperately Wants to Be a Game It's Not

It's a survival game! It's an immersive sim! It's a big, open world! Unfortunately, it's mostly bad.
Patrick Klepek
8.9.18
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Streaming Stressful Games to a Crowd Actually Makes Them More Enjoyable

Wrecking through 'Dead Cells' wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable without the people cheering me on.
Patrick Klepek
8.9.18
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'WarioWare Gold' Winks at a Cynical Critique of the Games Industry

The latest WarioWare game is premised on game industry greed.
Danielle Riendeau
8.7.18
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We Talk Evo 2018 and 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Rivalries on Waypoint Radio

On this episode of Waypoint Radio, we talk Evo 2018, New York City, WarioWare, 'Hollow Knight,' and 'Dead Cells.'
Danielle Riendeau
8.6.18
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