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Episode 410 - Patrick Klepek is… Gacha Man!

Waypoint Radio

It’s not often that you hear someone describe a first party Nintendo game as “Well… it’s interesting.” But that’s one of the opening remarks Patrick has for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Cado finished Boomerang X and Patrick said he did but, well, I’ll let him defend himself. Rob’s recent foray into the Company of Heroes franchise has culminated in a new release, Company of Heroes 3. The question bucket gets us into a long conversation about cables, and then Valve dropped the Steam Deck.Discussed: World Flipper 1:04, Genshin Impact 4:42, Skyward Sword HD 7:49, Boomerang X 45:02, Company of Heroes 3 1:02:48, Question Bucket 1:43:07, Steam Deck 2:13:12See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2hr 28mins

16 Jul 2021

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328: Patrick Klepek: GDC canceled, Xbox Series X specs, GoG refund policy, Dreams, Bloodroots, Pokemon, Minecraft, Wolcen


Jeff and Christian welcome Patrick Klepek from Waypoint back to the show this week to discuss GDC being postponed due to Corona Virus concerns, new details about the Xbox Series X, a lenient refund policy on GoG, and more! The Playlist: Dreams, Bloodroots, Minecraft, Pokemon Sword, Wolcen Parting Gifts! Brought to you by: Squarespace (Visit Squarespace.com/dlc and use the code JEFFSENTME for a free trial and 10% off your first purchase).

2hr 2mins

2 Mar 2020

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Rebroadcast - Episode 76 - Patrick Klepek


This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!My guest today is the senior reporter for Waypoint, Patrick Klepek. We talk about how we can't quit Weezer despite their best efforts, how he pitched a Playstation to his little brother to ensure they got it as a shared christmas gift, his incredibly young start in video games and the lack of romance that defined his early video game journalism career. We also hit on his speakeasy style Halo 2 multiplayer set up in college, his mammoth battle of wits with Dan Rykert during the Mario Maker Mornings, the profound effect of Papá y Yo, and how he learned to stop worrying and love Dark Souls. "The redhead said you shred the cello, and I’m Jell-O."PATREON - patreon.com/checkpointsiTunes HERE -  SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEWGames discussed: Tecmo Bowl, Pong, Twisted Metal, Final Fantasy X, Resident Evil, Halo 2, Super Mario Maker, Spelunky, Nioh, Papa Y Yo, Dark Souls, Night in the Woods, Yakuza Zero, Mega Man 2

1hr 8mins

27 Jan 2020

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Ep. 542 - Doctor Sleep (GUEST: Patrick Klepek from Waypoint)

The Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Patrick Klepek, senior reporter at Waypoint, to talk about the politics of Terminator: Dark Fate and the digital resurrection of James Dean. For their feature review, the cast return to the Overlook Hotel in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. Does the belated follow-up film live up to iconic original? Read about the backlash against the James Dean casting in the Hollywood Reporter. Thanks to our sponsors this week: Candid Co. and Hunt A Killer. For a holiday ready smile, go to candidco.com/FILMCAST and enter the code FILMCAST for $75 off. Visit HuntAKiller.com/FILMCAST for 20% off your first box. Listen and subscribe to David’s newest podcast Culturally Relevant. Check out Jeff Cannata’s D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcasts The Sweet Smell of Succession with Tara Ariano and Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech.  You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only) What we’ve been watching (~11:20) . Patrick Klepek - Marianne on Netflix .  David - OITNB: Season 7, Lobby Baby, Greener Grass, Rick and Morty S4 .   Jeff - Living with Yourself .  Devindra - Castle Rock S2, The end of the F***in world S2 .  Feature (~56:00) Doctor Sleep Spoilers (~1:20:00) Credits: Our music sometimes comes from the work of Adam Warrock. You can download our theme song here. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from SMHMUSIC.com. Our spoiler bumper comes from filmmaker Kyle Hillinger. This episode was edited by Beidi Z. If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com. Contact us at our voicemail number: 781-583-1993 You can donate and support the /Filmcast by going to slashfilm.com, clicking on the /Filmcast tab, and clicking on the sidebar “Donate” links! Thanks to all our donors this week!

1hr 44mins

12 Nov 2019

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Episode 172: Patrick Klepek

Don't Give Up Skeleton: A Dark Souls and Bloodborne Podcast

Welcome Skellies! This week's guest is Patrick Klepek, a gaming journalist with a long history with From games. We sat down to talk about his origin story with the games, why Bloodborne is the best in the series, and of course, we talk a little bit about the difficulty in Sekiro. Don't worry though: no spoilers here. Don't Give Up, Skeleton is on Patreon, which is a great way to support the show if you can. Donations go to keeping the podcast bills paid, as well as my ever growing collection of Souls games. You can also support the show by leaving an iTunes review, or by sharing the podcast with your friends. Merch! Wear a skelly on your belly!Links:The Demon's Souls Troll That Made Me Rage QuitPatrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) | TwitterWaypoint - Why we play. VICE's guide to gaming with daily editorial, video, podcast, and streams.


10 Apr 2019

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E9 // How Video Game Journalism Can Be Progressive with Patrick Klepek

Dialogue Wheel

The conceit of “Ethics in Video Game Journalism,” was used by bad faith actors to malign progressive video game journalists under the guise of intellectual freedom. This same practice has been writ large and encompasses most of the current North American political spectrum. I’m joined this week by Waypoint Senor Reporter, Patrick Klepek who found himself involved in the Gamer Gate saga so many years ago. What is the current state of video game journalism? What part does Youtube play in adjusting the narrative into 2019?


16 Dec 2018

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S2E3: Patrick Klepek (Waypoint)

A Link To Our Pasts

On a special "live from the back seat of my car" episode I speak to Patrick Klepek from Waypoint!He talks about gaming with his dad and playing mostly Tecmo BowlWe also completely nerd out over every thing Mortal Kombat!


28 Nov 2018

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87: Patrick Klepek


Patrick Klepek guests to discuss his real-life dadxperience and the perils of making friends as a parent.


13 May 2018

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149: Most Video Games Are Too Long – with special guest Patrick Klepek

The Short Game

We’re joined by special guest Patrick Kelpek of Waypoint to discuss his recent article Most Video Games Are Too Long, in which he compares the experience of playing God of War with Minit. We discuss...


30 Apr 2018

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The Dance Hunter (feat. Patrick Klepek)

CoolGames Inc

This week's episode runs the topical gamut from an "It Follows" game to horseshoes with your mom, before concluding in an acoustic assault so aggressive that we're legitimately worried we might be banned from iTunes. Kotaku's Patrick Klepek guest stars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 13mins

24 Jun 2016