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

  • 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!

  • Episode 252: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Episode  |  October 10th, 2019  |  2 hrs 18 mins

    Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline.

  • Episode 251: Watch Out For Fireballs! 251: Call of Cthulhu

    Episode  |  October 3rd, 2019  |  2 hrs 47 mins

    Spooky scary month begins! Gary and Kole are joined by patron and Slack super star Jack Corrigan to talk about 2018's messy but somewhat interesting Call of Cthulhu.

  • Dispatch 9: Art and Artist

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 55 mins

    We answer your questions, and talk about the difficulty of separating art from artist.

  • Episode 250: Half-Life 2 [Preview]

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2019  |  55 mins 45 secs

    Kole and Gary finally tackle the FPS that set the standard, not only for the genre, but for cinematic and narrative games to this day.

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  • Episode 249: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  3 hrs 19 secs

    Eirika and Ephraim's road trip to save the world.

  • Episode 248: Gunstar Heroes

    Episode  |  September 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Special thanks to Geri Khan for producing this one!

    Kole and Gary take a rare trip to the Genesis to discuss one of the best games the run'n'gun genre has to offer. Loads of charm and creativity make this one of the best games on the system. Listen in!

  • Dispatch 8: Glitches

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2019  |  2 hrs 26 mins

    How broken should a game be?

  • Episode 247: Watch Out For Fireballs 247: Wolfenstein The New Order (Preview)

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Hey! It's our preview episode on 2014's Wolfenstein Reboot/Sequel/Whatever, The New Order. This is just the preview episode. To hear the entire thing, join us at

  • Episode 246: Final Fantasy V (Part 2)

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2019  |  3 hrs 57 secs

    This is what it's like when worlds collide.