Austin Walker

​Austin Walker is Editor-in-Chief of Waypoint and an erstwhile academic. He writes about the intersection of games, culture, labor, and community.​

Podcasts

Episode 3 of Our Kingdom Hearts Deep Dive Takes Us to the Digital World

The power of friendship transcends even the most secure firewall.
Austin Walker
2.9.19
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After Three Hours of 'Metro Exodus,' I Was Surprised By How Much I Laughed

In a sea of post-apocalyptic shooters, the game's world building and dark comedy could set it apart.
Austin Walker
1.24.19
Game of the Year 2018

In 2019, We Need to Learn How to Break a Perpetually Tied Game

A year immersed in tactics games have me thinking a lot about how to push through gridlock.
Austin Walker
12.31.18
Game of the Year 2018

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Austin's Top Ten

Robots! We got robots. Get your robots here!
Austin Walker
12.26.18
Game of the Year 2018

Our Favorite Games of 2018: Austin and Natalie Don't Know How to Shut Up

We spent two hours talking about our favorite games of 2018... and another 45 minutes on 'Undertale.' Sorry, not sorry.
Austin Walker
12.26.18
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The Game Awards Were Much More Entertaining Than Expected

And no, not only because our expectations were low.
Austin Walker
12.7.18
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Ah, Screw It, Let's Rumor Monger About This Week's Game Awards

Sure, we talk about 'Just Cause 4' and 'Darksiders 3' a bunch, but the heart of this pod? INDUSTRY GOSSIP.
Austin Walker
12.3.18
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
11.20.18
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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
11.20.18
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We Finally Answer the Debate: Smooth or Crunchy?

We answer questions about peanut Butter, public criticism, game series gone bad and more on episode 201 of Waypoint Radio
Austin Walker
11.10.18
Letter Series

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is Defined By Its Rough Edges

From reported labor abuses to a total dedication to its languid frontier fantasy, 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is messy as hell.
Austin Walker
11.2.18
Podcasts

'Red Dead 2,' 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey,' and the Future of the Open World

With new features and grander scale than ever, the biggest games of the fall are trying to re-imagine a well-worn genre. Can they?
Austin Walker
Ricardo Contreras
10.1.18
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