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.
Episode | July 29th, 2021 | 2 hrs 15 mins
Our mental health meters were running low and we didn't have a topic in us, so we just did a bunch of questions. We also read your responses to July's games before announcing Septembers crop.
Episode | July 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 33 secs
Which you can you trust?
Episode | July 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Thank you I See Spiders!
We all know defenestrating is one of the coolest things you can do in video games. But what if you could do that... in space? With a near best in class group of gadgets and weapons, In an immersive proc gen ludic playpen with real time pause? You'd get Heat Signature, quietly one of the coolest games we've done for the show. Check it out!
Episode | July 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
One day Stanley heard from nowhere a podcast about a narrator that was describing his life.
Episode | July 1st, 2021 | 3 hrs 57 mins
It's rare to be surprised by a sci fi twist, and this AAA action adventure genuinely surprises. Throw in some engaging combat and not even an electronic T-Rex sized barrel of bloat can hold it back.
Episode | June 24th, 2021 | 2 hrs 17 mins
This month's special topic is a discussion about RPG progression. What kinds of character upgrades are satisfying, which ones aren't, and why has there been a broader trend of games getting more bloated with bad RPG systems?
Episode | June 17th, 2021 | 42 mins 30 secs
Episode | June 10th, 2021 | 2 hrs 25 mins
This week we play the opinionated magnum opus of an opinionated creator.
Episode | June 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins
Do you like hurting people?
Who is leaving messages on your answering machine?
Where are you right now?
Why are we having this conversation?
Episode | May 27th, 2021 | 2 hrs 14 mins
This month we have a little love fest for strategy guides, talking about the roles they've filled for us over the years, and what scratches that itch for us nowadays.
Episode | May 20th, 2021 | 36 mins 35 secs
We were all teens once. Some of us listen to a lot of mall metal, and some of us end up child soldiers.
Episode | May 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 49 mins
It's a management sim with a touch of whimsy and customers who are dumb as rocks.
Episode | May 6th, 2021 | 2 hrs 4 mins
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Do you belieeeeeeve in life after Providence? One of our favorite characters in games gets a proper send off in a game trilogy that would function as a proper send off for the entire stealth genre. Another collection of fun sandboxes to murder in, another collection of funny situations and the like, and a final chance to embody Mr Bathroom, Hitman 3 is great.
Thank you to Adam Bucceri! Be sure to check out their game here: https://adam-bucceri.itch.io/enter-the-survival-horror
Episode | April 29th, 2021 | 2 hrs 1 min
This month, we settle in for a light topic... how food is depicted in games.
Episode | April 22nd, 2021 | 33 mins 7 secs
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You know, there's nothing wrong with an above average fastfood sandwich. Sometimes, your body just craves a pretty good game that does everything decently, while not doing anything exceptionally well, and is over in 5 or 6 hours. That game is Ratchet and Clank, which is a total snack game with some unintentionally hilarious pathos and very satisfying weapon upgrades.
Thank you Sean!
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Episode | April 15th, 2021 | 2 hrs 25 mins
The odds are always stacked against a sophomore effort.