Watch Out for Fireballs!

A retro and non-current games podcast

About the show

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast, focused on retro and non-current games. Every week, we play a game in its entirety, then discuss its merits and flaws at length. Most episodes begin with a short sketch, and we're pretty liberal about keeping tangents in. But it ultimately comes down to: Why do we like (or dislike?) this game.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 303: Enter the Gungeon

    Episode  |  January 14th, 2021  |  3 hrs 18 mins

    We've only dabbled in Rogue-lights for the show but that changes NOW with this tough as nails twin stick shooter with charm, humor, and grace notes to spare.

  • Episode 302: Return of the Obra Dinn

    Episode  |  January 7th, 2021  |  2 hrs 24 mins

    Nothing good happens on boats.

  • Dispatch December 2020: Fail States

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 59 mins

    What better way to end 2020 than to talk about fail states?

    We also answer your questions and read your responses to December's games, as well as announce what we're doing in February.

  • Episode 301 Preview: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

    Episode  |  December 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 15 secs

    Return to the kingdom of Tappa Tappa.

  • Episode 300: Dragon Age 2 (part 3)

    Episode  |  December 17th, 2020  |  2 hrs 16 mins

    Thanks Mitch and thank you everyone for sticking with us this long!

    We drag the end of Dragon Age 2 before visiting the mostly good but sometimes just alright DLCs. Act 3 of Dragon Age 2: a triumph of milky useless centrism.

  • Episode 299: Dragon Age 2 (Part 2)

    Episode  |  December 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 59 mins

    Arishok and awe.

  • Episode 298: Dragon Age 2 (Part 1)

    Episode  |  December 3rd, 2020  |  3 hrs 10 mins

    Our love for the outliers in big games series continues with this look at Dragon Age 2. Changing the scope from Dragon Age 1 was a gamble that paid off, among some others that did not. Kole and Gary discuss generalities and Act 1 of this underrated game.
    Thanks to Mitch!

  • Dispatch November 2020: Spoilers

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 34 mins

    On this month's Dispatch episode, we talk about Spoilers. Why don't they bother us? What benefit scan strategically spoiling things for yourself bring? What's a sensible spoiler policy for podcasts like ours?

  • Marathon 2: Durandal (Preview)

    Episode  |  November 19th, 2020  |  57 mins 9 secs

    What was Bungie up to before they bounced back with Halo?

  • Episode 296: Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons

    Episode  |  November 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 59 mins

    Thanks David!

    This goofy episode on this ambitious, but somewhat tedious, SNES era simulation game was a balm to record on election day, and we hope it's a balm for you to hear. Follow Joao as he travels from Ibiza to Allentown in search of Atlantis.

  • Episode 295: No One Lives Forever

    Episode  |  November 5th, 2020  |  2 hrs 35 mins

    Very nice! Groovy baby! One million lasers!

  • October 2020 Dispatch: Mobile Gaming

    Episode  |  October 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins

    In this episode, we answer your questions, discuss what makes a good mobile game, read your responses to October's games and announce what we're covering in December.

    Please note, there are a couple of audio issues, which are disclaimed at the beginning of the episode.

  • Episode 294: Doom 3 (Preview)

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2020  |  55 mins 49 secs

    Crank that gamma up!

  • Episode 293: Resident Evil 5

    Episode  |  October 15th, 2020  |  2 hrs 37 mins

    Thank you Ryan!

    Beef Golem and Sheva go on a racially insensitive adventure in the 2nd worst mainline Resident Evil game that is, none-the-less, still sort of worth playing? Hear us shed some daylight on this black sheep of the series.

  • Episode 292: Soma

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2020  |  2 hrs 52 mins

    October's horror game parade continues with Soma, a game that questions what makes us us.

  • Episode 291: Dino Crisis 2

    Episode  |  October 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins

    This goofy action game is a dumb blast and this episode is a breezy start to the best month of the year. Join us as we discuss dino-teens from the year 3000.