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.​

Games Reviews

'Untitled Goose Game' Is Like Playing Hitman... as a Goose

You're not just a goose. You're a wrench in the gears of the world.
Austin Walker
9.20.19
Games Features

Behind the Scenes on 'Session,' the Game Picking up the 'Skate 4' Torch

VICE Games chats with the developers of Session, the would-be heir of EA's Skate franchise, about difficulty, realism, and skating history.
Austin Walker
9.17.19
Games Reviews

'Daemon X Machina' Soars with Colorful and Dynamic Mecha Action

Though the comparisons are apt, it's more than just the second coming of Armored Core.
Austin Walker
9.11.19
games review

'Astral Chain' Is Missing Everything That Made 'Nier: Automata' Transcendent

On paper, Platinum's latest should impress. In practice, it's a flavorless disappointment.
Austin Walker
8.26.19
Games Opinion

'Dicey Dungeons' Will Help You Understand the Best New Genre in Games

It's a roguelike deckbuilder that looks nothing like the phrase “roguelike deckbuilder.”
Austin Walker
8.13.19
Games Reviews

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is the Reinvention the Series Needed

By making combat more transparent and giving you more time with the world's characters, Nintendo has revitalized its tactical RPG franchise once again.
Austin Walker
7.25.19
Games Podcasts

Xbox Is Building the Netflix of Games. Is That a Good Thing?

Waypoint Radio breaks down all of the news from Microsoft and Bethesda's press conferences.
Austin Walker
6.11.19
Games Features

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Can't Decide Whether War Is Bad or Badass

The reboot of the series is going for emotional storytelling, but all the gun fetishization might just get in the way.
Austin Walker
5.30.19
Games Reviews

‘Outer Wilds’ Is a Captivating Sci-Fi Mystery About the End of the World

Explore a handcrafted solar system and contemplate mortality in this wondrous, ecological adventure.
Austin Walker
5.29.19
Games News

Waypoint Is Joining the New VICE.com

New URL. Same us.
Austin Walker
5.6.19
Waypoint

‘Breath of the Wild’ Is the Zelda Adventure I've Always Wanted

With a focus on exploration and experimentation, the Nintendo Switch's most important launch title is my favorite game in years.
Austin Walker
3.2.17
Gaming

Why VICE Gaming Is Now Waypoint

Waypoint Editor-in-Chief Austin Walker explains how 2012's 'Dragon's Dogma' helped to inspire the name of VICE's new gaming site.
Austin Walker
10.19.16
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