Episodes

February 2019

Intimates: Let’s Make a First Impression

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Cameron and Luke get down and dirty on how important a first impression is in the world of gaming.…

January 2019

Intimates: The Interactive World of Bandersnatch

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Elliot and Sam have to pick the right direction to take when looking at the interactive choose your own…

Intimates: We need to talk about Clive

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Cameron and Elliot talk politics, I know I’m surprised about it as well. Specifically the larger than life character…

December 2018

Intimates: Gaming Flops of 2018

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Cameron and Elliot take a long hard look at one award we’ve yet to hand out in the world…

Intimates: The Digital Storefront Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Luke and Elliot ask the question, how many is too many digital storefronts in the gaming world? Better yet…

Intimates: The Cost Vs Value Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Luke and Edie get passionate about the reality of cost vs value in the world of gaming. How does…

The Console Wars of 2018: A Battle on Three Fronts

This week on the show, we reignite the oldest rivalry in gaming, The Console Wars. As long as consoles have existed sides have been chosen, even if that side was “I don’t care”. Friendships ruined, loved ones lost, no one has been spared from the horrors of the console wars.…

Intimates: The Australian Game Awards Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Elliot and Luke wax lyrical about the upcoming Australian Game Awards on the 19th of December. An important moment…

The Cultural Effect: East vs West

This week on the show, we talk about the divide in cultural backgrounds in gaming; specifically, Japanese developed titles versus the more Western developed series. East vs West. While we love games from all over the globe it is impossible to ignore the cultural differences between the two. Join Luke,…

November 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Q1 Release Window Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Luke and Elliot ruminate on the brand new golden period for games releases that has developed over the last…

Pre-Releases and Playing it Early, Worth not Waiting?

This week on the show, we talk about the positive and negative effects of Pre-Releases in the gaming world. From Early Access and BETA’s to the many events set up for players to get hands on with a game before it releases. Do these help the consumer? Do developers actually…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Abandonware Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context. This week, Elliot and Kolby talk about the strange world of abandonware. Abandonware is a product, typically software, ignored by its owner…

Gaming Franchises with Legacies

This week on the show, we talk about the franchises that have been in the ring for years, and don’t look like they’ll throw in the towel any time soon. Game franchises create legacies and are become incredibly influential. From Tomb Raider and Super Mario these are names that are…