The End of Waypoint

Hello BoingBoing.

This is my first post, so sorry if it is a bit terrible.

Waypoint is a games and gaming culture website that was incorporated into Vice media. I have been listening to Waypoint podcasts since its inception in 2016. The Waypoint crew has had members come and go, but it stood out to me as a unique voice in games criticism.

So it came as a shock to me when the latest podcast announced that Vice was ending Waypoint altogether, with only one more month before operation entirely shut down. My sympathies to all those losing their employment, and hope that all will find a place to land, that recognizes their worth.

This is a tweet from Patrick Klepek announcing the closure.

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Waypoint has long been my favorite “games” podcast (quotes because it’s about a lot more than that). I posted a link to this week’s episode in the Workers rights thread because I don’t know that I have really heard as frank a discussion of what is going on internally at a company during layoffs as that episode,

I am really going to miss them. Fuck capitalism and go home

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At least this doesn’t appear to be a tech-like layoff of people for the sake of laying off people. I knew Vice was in trouble, but here we are:

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