November 2016

PAX AUS Indies 2016: Lost Castle

Lost Castle is an action packed 2D-dungeon crawler with tons of chibi charm. Offering a choice of single or two player co-op campaigns, this rogue-like RPG wants to kill you over and over, yet still make you want to come back for more. Read on


PAX AUS Indies 2016: Hand of Fate 2

Amongst the chaos of PAX, one game that stood out as a fantastic experience was Hand of Fate 2. Check out my thoughts after a demo of the game and a developer interview. Read on

PAX AUS Indies 2016: Kept VR

Kept is an interactive experience that puts you in a magical yet dark world. Find out my thoughts after a hands-on demo with the game at PAX AUS. Read on

October 2016

A Beginners Guide to PAX

With PAX AUS just around the corner, many people are gearing up to attend what is Australia's biggest gaming convention. For a lot of us it will be a return to familiar sights, sounds and faces but for many it will be their first time attending. Read on


Dishonored 2 Hands-On

The draw of a game like Dishonored 2 is the fact that missions can be tackled any way you want. Whether it be via stealth, running in guns blazing or using your variety of cool powers at your disposal, there are many ways to skin a cat. So to speak. Cats are awesome, please treat them nicely. Not only are there options already, but here you get to play the game with one of two different characters; Corvo Attano, the protagonist from the first game, or Emily Kaldwin,Empress of the Empire of the Isles. Read on


Watch Dogs 2 Eyes-On

Ubisoft had quite the bizarre little setup for Watch Dogs 2 at the EB Games Expo this year. With the game being scheduled for release on the November 15th I was expecting something playable to give people a real idea on what the new title is going to be like and how it's differing from the original, considering the lukewarm reaction of the gaming community to Watch Dog's launch. Read on


Dead Rising 4 Hands-On

Capcom's fan-favourite Dead Rising series bust from the grave with its fourth chapter, Dead Rising 4; which the Checkpoint crew got a hands-on feel at this year's EB Games Expo. Read on

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Hands-On

I've always like first person shooters; Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the game that got me back into gaming in my early twenties. Between the Xbox 360 and PC versions (yes, I had both, I loved it that much), I think I racked up around 500-600 hours. Read on


EVE Valkyrie Hands-On

As someone who previously spent a considerable amount of time playing EVE Online, the demo was the perfect combination of every dynamic element I wasn't getting from the MMO. It was as fast paced as the above trailer, immersive to a whole new level, and was the most crisp out of all of the VR game I played at the Expo. Read on


September 2016

EB Games Expo 2016 is here!

The EB Games Expo 2016 is on this weekend (Sep 30 – Oct 2) at the Sydney Showground, and the Checkpoint team will be there to get their hands on all the exclusive content. Read on


Everything we know about Horizon Zero Dawn

Does romping around a lush, post-apocalyptic, mechanical-dinosaur filled world as a lone survivor sound like your kind of game? Because it sounds like mine. Here is everything we know about Horizon Zero Dawn. Read on