It's All About Dad Dating Simulators and 'Pyre' on Waypoint Radio


#1

Dads? Check. Daddies? Check. A new game from the developers of 'Bastion' and 'Transistor'? Check.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/9kw7qa/its-all-about-dad-dating-simulators-and-pyre-on-waypoint-radio

#2

I just wanted to drop in a thanks, this WPR episode was really excellent and lifted my spirits.

Keep up the good 'casts.


#3

I loved Bastion and really liked Transistor, so I am hyped for Pyre. I expect to be fleeing to the Downside to hide from the world for parts of today.

Also, shout-outs to Rob for the great description of the glorious klunkiness of classic Battletech/Mechwarrior.


#4

If Patrick willing to play more VNs (Heck everyone at waypoint) Stain;Gate and Clannad are top picks
Hope you find a good place @Mike_Diver
Looking forward to Pyre with how it plays.


#5

The in-game creator gets it pretty close to custom art.


#6

Layoffs are harsh, yeah. We just had some at my company following a big acquisition or something and I’m feeling some survivor’s guilt too. No one in development got hit, but a PV person I’d worked with a bunch over the years was. Feels bad, especially since we’ve been working a lot on automated testing recently. I can see why they’d make that decision. It makes sense.


#7

Why is everyone so down on RSS feeds these days? They may not be as relevant as they once were thanks to social media and Google axing Google Reader but I still feel like if you care about getting your news from multiple places it’s the optimum way.

Feedly is about the only way I interact with news sites these days because it let’s me skip past the articles I don’t care about and get to the things I do without having to navigate a site with bad UI design. Some sites even play nice with the built in reader so all I get is the text and article images.

Waypoint for example looks really good on it


#8

I will never hear the word “flashbang” the same way ever again


#9

Another RSS fan here, also using feedly. It does what I want just fine. I kind of wish more sites would put more of the article into the feed, though I completely understand why they want me going to the site to read the article.

Best Battletech experience I’ve had was playing Battletech 3056 MUSE in 1993-1994. They implemented the full tabletop rules in an online MUD type game, running turns continuously. You had to type commands quick ( like HEAD RIGHT, TARGET x, FIRE LRM20, etc.) before the turn resolved in 5 or 10 seconds.
All this was inside a standard MUSH type world, so you had a character that could travel around and interact with other people. This was 3056 so the Clans were in play, but I was a battalion commander for St. Ives. Great fun battling other players.


#10

I feel like Reddit and forums replaced the need for an RSS feed for me. I still get the information I want delivered to me from various outlets, but I curate the topic rather than the source. Although I do kinda miss the RSS days since it’s been brought up.