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 News

Waypoint Is Joining the New VICE.com

New URL. Same us.
Austin Walker
5.6.19
impressions

'Sekiro' Transforms the Dark Souls Formula into Something New and Risky

As blades clash and ninjas disappear into puffs of smoke, FromSoftware has once again found something fresh and exciting.
Austin Walker
3.21.19
Podcasts

We Wrestle With the Messy Politics of 'The Division 2' on Today's Podcast

Plus, our thoughts on the techno-thriller immersive sim 'The Occupation,' internet nostalgia journey 'Hypnospace Outlaw,' and joyous puzzler 'Baba Is You.'
Austin Walker
3.18.19
Podcasts

Lore Reasons: We Answer Your Philosophical Questions About Kingdom Hearts

In which I disagree with Tetsuya Nomura about what a "person" is. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
Austin Walker
3.15.19
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
Preview

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
Listen

The Game Awards Were Much More Entertaining Than Expected

And no, not only because our expectations were low.
Austin Walker
12.7.18
Listen

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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