Waypoint Radio Discussion Thread

What’s good internet? Inspired by Wazanator’s recent comment, I thought I’d get a general discussion thread started for our favorite five star podcast, Waypoint Radio! Feel free to post your thoughts about the show, drop links to episodes and clips you like, or give us a searing take on the latest ad read!

Fuck capitalism, keep posting.

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Link to today’s episode:

Also a link to Rob Zacny’s GOAT intro highlight reel:

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I will never not love the slow building storyline of Patrick and Rob becoming more and more passive aggressive to each other. Rob is like “if you’re using matches, you’re weak” after Patrick talked about using matches for five minutes in Amnesia. (Maybe it isn’t even all that passive.)

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Like in most cases, Rob was right! I don’t think the game teaches this well enough, but you’re supposed to save your matches for certain sections that become more prevalent as the game progresses!

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There it is; there is is my entire being summed up in four words.

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This is probably my favourite slow building storyline, Rob always having a slightly hotter take than everyone else but somehow never being burned. If you’re not playing it safe, sooner or later you’re bound to step in it, but he hasn’t yet, and the tension is killing me!

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Is Ace Combat as good as Rob is making it sound? I never really paid attention to them because I’ve never been a big flight sim fan.

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Rob sold me on it as well. Luckily, AC7 is on Game Pass so it’s a no risk try for me.

Ghostrunner Tokyo is definitely top of my list of games to play during Election Day while I’ve disconnected my internet.

Also, Halloween 3 rules. It’s weird to me how that movie looks like it’s fifty times more 70s than Halloween 1 and 2 despite coming out in 1982. :stuck_out_tongue:

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The segment on Watchdogs on today’s pod, despite being overall negative on the game, has me intrigued. The setting being in London and the protagonists being randos is giving me ZombiU vibes. Is there any strain of that game here or am I reading too much into it?

EDIT: The talk about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided near the end of the pod has me excited to hear the crew’s thoughts if they actually play it. I wrote down some thoughts about it at release, but I recall at the time no one else sharing my enthusiasm for the game. Really hope it gets a second look by the internet discourse, because it really deserved better.

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There’s a cutscene playlist of ace combat zero through 7 on YouTube and it has been taking up my nights. Definitely recommend it! Surprisingly good content

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That sounds delightful! Is there a link?

Same but I’m also getting a “wait till this game is on sale a year from now for $20 or part of a Epic Games give away in 3 years”.

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Paraphrased Gita giving me a huge grin right now: “I wonder if you’re having a bit of a werewolf situation, like you’ve been bit by a rabid 4k tv, but you still have time before the change is permanent”

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I saw a 4K display once at a Best Buy and covered my eyes like it was the Ark of the Covenant. I don’t need my life ruined like that.

Might be too late these days too. :frowning:

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That was a pretty good joke. I do wonder, however, if Patrick’s 4K conversion isn’t just from having a new and nicer TV. Irrespective of resolution, modern screens are way better at displaying color and all around look sharper at even sub-4K resolutions than their mid-2000s predecessors.

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Yeah, I upgraded from a 1080 TN to a higher-refresh 1080 IPS recently. I kind of regret not going straight to 1440, but even without changing the resolution at all there was an immediately noticeable difference in image quality. There definitely have been improvements in the world of display panels beyond simply cramming more pixels in.

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A number of years back, we went from an old 1080p LCD to a newer 1080p plasma, and there’s nothing like really good contrast to make a TV look great. I think Patrick has mentioned what a difference HDR makes when a game or video is made for it, so it might be an HDR werewolf.

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Now that Austin has been bought by capitalism forever because he did that one Mass Effect thing, who can we trust now to “fuck capitalism or go home”?

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I’ve tried to stay out of commenting on US politics, but the first little bit of today’s pod is pure comedy gold. Rob Zacny does not miss!

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