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 35: Fallout (Part 2)

    Episode  |  December 12th, 2012  |  2 hrs 32 secs
    '90s, fallout, pc, wrpg

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross offer glowing praise for the last half of Fallout.

  • Extrasode: Fallout (Part 1)

    Episode  |  December 5th, 2012  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross talk about The Stand, Dark Souls, we spoil the shit out of the Walking Dead, and a little bit about the first half of Fallout.

  • Episode 34: Fallout (Part 1)

    Episode  |  November 28th, 2012  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    '90s, fallout, pc, wrpg

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross radiate praise for the first half of Fallout.

  • Extrasode: Metal Gear Solid

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2012  |  9 mins 42 secs
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    Gary and Kole talk about progressive rock, Blade Runner, and a little bit about Metal Gear Solid.

  • Episode 33: Metal Gear Solid

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2012  |  2 hrs 41 mins
    '90s, action, metal gear, psx, stealth

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross engage in a protracted codec conversation expositionizing about Metal Gear Solid.

  • Extrasode: Tomba!

    Episode  |  November 7th, 2012  |  25 mins 7 secs
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    Gary and Kole talk about game pitches, Gremlins 2, and John Daly.

  • Episode 32: Tomba!

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2012  |  1 hr 41 mins
    '90s, arpg, platformer, psx

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross give Tomba! a stone age beatdown.

  • Extrasode: Arcades

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2012  |  37 mins 7 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross play Action Castle, talk about the most recent season of Breaking Bad, and talk a bit more about arcades. LINKS OF NOTE: - Parsley Games - Action Castle - Obesity B’s

  • Episode 31: Arcades

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2012  |  1 hr 49 mins
    special

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross grab the sticks and get to the bottom of why arcades are the best.

  • Episode 30: Super Mario World

    Episode  |  October 10th, 2012  |  1 hr 1 min
    '90s, mario, platformer, snes

    Gary Butterfield, Kole Ross, and the attendees of the Portland Retro Games Expo talk about Super Mario World.

  • Episode 29: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

    Episode  |  October 3rd, 2012  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    '90s, adventure, gabriel knight, pc

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross investigate Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.

  • Extrasode: Maniac Mansion (Featuring Ron Gilbert)

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2012  |  7 mins 58 secs
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    Gary Butterfield, Kole Ross, and Ron Gilbert talk about bicycle safety, the way of the future, the horror of silence, and a little bit about Maniac Mansion.

  • Episode 28: Maniac Mansion (Featuring Ron Gilbert)

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2012  |  1 hr 24 mins
    '80s, adventure, developer interview, nes

    Gary Butterfield, Kole Ross, and Ron Gilbert achieve critical mass regarding Maniac Mansion.

  • Extrasode: Anniversary

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2012  |  17 mins 34 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross talk about Maniac Mansion, steak, PAX Casual Encounters, and a little bit about a year of doing this show.

  • Episode 27: Anniversary

    Episode  |  September 5th, 2012  |  1 hr 59 mins
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross celebrate WOFF!’s anniversary by talking about bad old NES games, retraux games, and transient game experiences.

  • Extrasode: Earthbound (Part 2)

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2012  |  16 mins 11 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross talk about color in games, linearity, sarsparilla and a little bit about the second half of EarthBound.