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 Opinion

The Best Game of 2019 Made Me Feel Wonder for the Universe

Resist the urge to reduce down and summarize the decade. Instead, embrace complexity of today.
Austin Walker
1.1.20
Games Reviews

'MechWarrior 5' Doesn't Make Dreams Come True, But It Brings Them Back

The details are nearly perfect, but the bigger picture is a mess.
Austin Walker
12.11.19
Games Opinion

'The Outer Worlds' Isn't Revolutionary, It's a Warm Blanket

If you're looking for a familiar feeling follow up to 'Fallout: New Vegas,' this is it. If you want something radical and new, though, keep looking.
Austin Walker
10.22.19
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 Podcasts

After It Doxxed 2000 Journalists, Why Should We Ever Trust the ESA Again?

In a world where personal data can be used as a weapon by harassers and hackers, the risk of attending E3 has gone way up.
Austin Walker
8.9.19
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

Alone at the End of the World in 'Evangelion'

The apocalypse hit 15 years ago. But today, you'll go to the movies anyway.
Austin Walker
6.28.19
Games Podcasts

'Cadence of Hyrule' Remixes Classic Zelda Music with Roguelike Peril

Two great tastes that taste great together.
Austin Walker
6.18.19
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