Season 4 Premiere – Wasteland, by Chris Avellone

“The Desert Rangers, in the great tradition of the Texas and Arizona Rangers a century before, were born.”


Hey there. Your games podcast sound for the summer is here in the form of the fourth season of My Favourite Game.

We begin tonight with a RPG from 1989 that left such an immersible legacy to games and Chris Avellone, who kicks off Season 4 of MFG talking of it as his favourite game.

Were it not for Wasteland, the RPG genre may be an entirely different looking playing field today. Particuarly when you factor in a little-known spiritual successor under the name of Fallout, be it under Interplay or Bethesda.

The Season 4 premiere sees Chris talk of his why Wasteland was such a design influence, the player styles of RPGs then and now, his departure from Obsidian Entertainment a year ago to go solo and work as a freelancer and how it felt it when it all came full circle for him working on Wastleland 2 with inXile.

You can listen to the first episode of S4 of My Favourite Game in various ways below. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear what’s to come for the rest of the season (completely different tease to what we put out to announce the guest lineup on Monday).

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Play: Wasteland

Listen to previous episodes of Season 4 of My Favourite Game here.

Next week:
Nina Freeman on Final Fantasy X-2

Voices heard at the end of episode season teaser (in order of appearance): Alexa Ray Corriea, David Goldfarb, Catherine Woolley, Dan Teasdale, Alex Neonakis, Dan Pinchbeck, Kellee Santiago, Jordan Thomas and Nina Freeman.