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

  • Dispatch 13: Ethics in Game Consumption

    Episode  |  January 30th, 2020  |  2 hrs 13 mins

    With all of the information we have about games and their developers, "should I play this game" is a question that isn't easily answered by knowing if it's good or not.

  • Episode 264: Dragonfall (preview)

    Episode  |  January 23rd, 2020  |  53 mins 36 secs

    This is the preview version of our full episode on the nigh masterpiece Shadowrun: Dragonfall! To hear the full version, become a patron at

  • Episode 263: The Cat Lady

    Episode  |  January 16th, 2020  |  2 hrs 49 mins

    Fighting an invisible illness.

  • Episode 262: Watch Out For Fireballs 262: DUSK

    Episode  |  January 9th, 2020  |  2 hrs 49 mins

    Folks, this is, as one might say, a good ass game. Kole and Gary discuss this FPS throwback that incorporates modern design sensibilities and a host of diverse influences. GET DUSK.

  • Episode 261: Hidden Gems and Maligned Classics

    Episode  |  January 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Give it a second thought.

  • Dispatch 12: Endings

    Episode  |  December 26th, 2019  |  2 hrs 18 mins

    Kole and Gary answer your questions, discuss the importance of endings, and read your responses to December's games

  • Episode 260: Jade Empire [ Preview]

    Episode  |  December 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Open facepalm.

  • Episode 259: Tyranny Part 2

    Episode  |  December 12th, 2019  |  2 hrs 40 mins

    Kole and Gary shrug off the yoke of Kyros and have a grand ol time (as long as we're not in the Oldwalls). Hear our discussion of an B+ tier Obsidian game that still manages to be an A- WRPG overall.

  • Episode 258: Tyranny (Part 1)

    Episode  |  December 5th, 2019  |  2 hrs 45 mins

    It feels so good to be so bad.

  • WOFF Dispatch Episode 11: Fun?

    Episode  |  November 28th, 2019  |  2 hrs 23 mins

    Kole and Gary answer your questions, discuss the value of games that intentionally engender feelings other than "fun" and read your responses to November's games. We also announce our lineup for January 2020!

  • Episode 257: Deus Ex: Human Revolution [Preview]

    Episode  |  November 21st, 2019  |  46 mins 20 secs

    Future so bright the shades are built into your face.

  • Episode 256: The Simpsons: Hit and Run

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2019  |  2 hrs 17 mins

    Is it a GTA clone? Is it a racing game? Is it any good? It is very hard to say! Kole and Gary bandy about Springfield and try to figure out this frustrating but fun title.

  • Episode 255: The Last Express

    Episode  |  November 7th, 2019  |  2 hrs 39 mins

    This doesn't end how you think it does.

  • WOFF! Dispatch 10: Horror

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2019  |  2 hrs 32 mins

    Ya spooked?

  • Episode 254: Alan Wake (Preview)

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Alan Wake is a writer, and reminds you of that a lot.

  • Episode 253: Resident Evil 7 DLC

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2019  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    It's time for another pull on the tonal slot machine!