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 308: Trauma Center: Second Opinion

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Try not to freak out, but you've got lung bugs.

  • WOFF Dispatch: Retro Peril

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Can you enjoy older games if you get too used to modern conveniences?

  • Watch Out for Fireballs 307 Preview: Outer Wilds

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2021  |  26 mins 16 secs

    The bad news is you only have 22 minutes. The good news is, you have as many 22 minutes as you need.

  • Episode 306: WOFF: The Last of Us

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2021  |  3 hrs 34 mins

    When it comes to cordyceps, we want some more-dyceps! Kole and Gary tackle what might be the most acclaimed video game in history. Despite having some issues with story and gameplay integration, this cinematic genre piece is fun and affecting.

  • Episode 305: Monster Train

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2021  |  2 hrs 13 mins

    This week continues out accidental theme of covering Roguelites on the show, as we chug-a-lug through Monster Train.

  • WOFF Dispatch January 2021: Podcast Personas

    Episode  |  January 28th, 2021  |  2 hrs 12 mins

    In this episode, we answer your questions, we talk about our podcast personas and where our lines are, and we read your responses to January's games before announcing what we have coming in March.

  • Episode 304: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Preview)

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Tommy Vercetti was sent down south to make some money for the mob, and he chose to build an empire instead.

  • 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?