Episode 205: Tigon

We have to escape to the one place that hasn’t been corrupted by television: space!

If we’re flying out to the void above, we might as well embrace everything in this wild and wacky future: biopunk mods, subscription services, megacorps, and possibly – maybe – a better Steam client?

Games include Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Divinity: Original Sin II, Sunset Overdrive, Metro Exodus, Void Bastards, Forza Horizon 4, Cadence of Hyrule, Brawl Stars, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Oxenfree, Magic: The Gathering Arena, Teppenm, Dicey Dungeons, and Grand Theft Auto III.

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Episode 204: In This House We Play Overwatch

This week, we’re joined by Joseph Knoop, host of The 1099 and weekend web producer at IGN.

We check in on the good ship 1099 since the last time we had a member of her crew on while also discussing the changing landscape of games media, the continuous fallout from the E3 doxxing, and the return of politicians blaming video games for making people violent in the wake of two mass shootings.

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Episode 203: The Trophy Road

In a world where new games are popping up every day – battle royales, card battlers, auto chess – what’s a person to do? Well, certainly the thing not to do is harass an indie developer for announcing Epic Store exclusivity.

With that, we also cover the ESA’s E3 leak snafu, some games best described as roguelikesque, and how to never meet your Marvel heroes when they’re on Switch.

Games include Dota Underlords, Brawl Stars, Risk of Rain 2, Metro Exodus, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Sunset Overdrive, and Amid Evil.

Got a question for the show? Join us on Discord or email us at contact@ward-games.com!

Episode 202: Clusters on Trunks

This week, we go deep into our guest bench for a pair of Wardcast locals: Sam Loeschen, developer on Silent Earth, back in RVA after living on the west coast and abroad; and Justin Mitchell, developer on War of Velana, here with another fresh food minute.

On the docket today: the landscape for mobile devs looking for a publisher, Blender’s recent epic mega grants, hiring practices we’d prefer not to see, and some straight scrummin’.

Games include Cadence of Hyrule, Outer Wilds, and Dragon Quest Builders 2.

Episode 201: Wild Hunk

Here in Twenty Nineteen we’re keeping things Twenty Ninekeen with live updates on the latest cryptocurrency trends and emoji-focused Twitter bots. 

We try to find out where Peter Molyneux’s twenty other cans went, reckon with the hunky, new, made-for-TV Geralt of Rivia, and consider the joy-pros and the joy-cons of the new Switch Lite.

Games include Divinity: Original Sin II, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, Duck Season, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Outer Wilds, Return of the Obra Dinn, Super Mario Maker 2, and Grand Theft Auto III.

Episode 200: Mr. Bull

On this, our 200th Wardcast, we take the time to appreciate the little things. Namely: we eulogize a Mario clone that was too good for this world, find ourselves in the throng of JRPGs and CRPGs alike, and put a cap on last week’s conversation about the Steam Summer Sale’s effect on indies.

Games include Mario Royale, Flappy Royale, HexSweep, Outer Wilds, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, The Arcana: A Mystic Romance, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, Divinity: Original Sin II, Deltarune Chapter 1, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2.