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

'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
Games Podcasts

'Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2' Makes Seattle the Star

Tech industry gentrification has brought a new sort of bloodsucker to the Emerald City.
Austin Walker
6.15.19
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
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
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