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 23: Sacrifice

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2012  |  1 hr 33 mins
    '00s, pc, rts

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross bleed Sacrifice dry upon the altar of Good Taste in Games.

  • Extrasode: Bionic Commando

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2012  |  21 mins 53 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross talk about t-shirt cannons, consoles vs. PC, save states, and a little bit about Bionic Commando.

  • Episode 22: Bionic Commando

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2012  |  1 hr 41 mins
    '80s, nes, platformer

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross latch onto the finer points of Bionic Commando.

  • Extrasode: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2012  |  30 mins 8 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross talk about a particular episode of The Simpsons, Pokemon, the Talking Heads, and a little bit about Psi-Ops.

  • Episode 21: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2012  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    '00s, action, ps2, xbox

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross hurl mixed praise at Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy… With their minds.

  • Extrasode: Deja Vu, Uninvited, and Shadowgate

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2012  |  6 mins 51 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross perform Boston chiptunes, sleepwalking, game novelizations, and a little bit about the MacVenture series.

  • Episode 20: Deja Vu, Uninvited, and Shadowgate

    Episode  |  May 30th, 2012  |  1 hr 41 mins
    '80s, adventure, nes

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross die repeatedly in their attempt to talk about the MacVenture games (Deja Vu, Uninvited, and Shadowgate). Hi! Can I ask you a question? Do you like pointing? Do you like clicking? Then you’ll sure love these three games. Befo

  • Extrasode: E.V.O.: The Search for Eden

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2012  |  18 mins 29 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross grinding, posthumous fame, and Joss Whedon.

  • Episode 19: E.V.O.: The Search for Eden

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2012  |  1 hr 46 mins
    '90s, arpg, platformer, simulation, snes

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross, despite their lack of fitness, survive long enough to discuss E.V.O.: The Search for Eden.

  • Extrasode: Planescape: Torment

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2012  |  31 mins 15 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross try out the skit material, bad organic art, and tattoos.

  • Episode 18: Planescape: Torment (Part 2)

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2012  |  2 hrs 16 mins
    '00s, pc, wrpg

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross will the second part of their Planescape: Torment episode into existence.

  • Episode 17: Planescape: Torment (Part 1)

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2012  |  1 hr 53 mins
    '00s, pc, wrpg

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross convince iTunes to give birth to a podcast about the first half of Planescape: Torment. What can change the nature of a man? Well, being endlessly reincarnated and searching for the true nature of your own identity. Torment

  • Extrasode: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2012  |  32 mins 55 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross software updates, Emmanuelle, not missing Bart at all (BOH!).

  • Episode 16: Klonoa: The Door to Phantomile

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2012  |  1 hr 33 mins
    '90s, platformer, psx

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross get saccharine about Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. Klonoa nyaahs like a cat and is anime as hell. He’s also fated to save the world of dreams from Ghadius, who wants to unleash nightmares into the world. Is this cult classic o

  • Extrasode: Silent Hill 2

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2012  |  16 mins 44 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross gender benders, corn orbs, and survival-horror based crushes.

  • Episode 15: Silent Hill 2

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2012  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    '00s, ps2, silent hill, survival horror, xbox

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross leap into bottomless pits of effusive praise for Silent Hill 2.