Episodes

April 2017

Dying Genres

Remember point and click adventure games? Split-screen multiplayer? Vehicle combat games? On this episode, Luke, Elliot and Ronnie discuss the video game genres that aren’t as prolific as they used to be. Due to advancements in technology and changes in how people consume media, there are some classic video game…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Walking Simulator Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a new 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. On this episode, Archer and Elliot get together to talk about walking simulators. Not an official genre,…

Narrative and Storytelling

This week on the show, Archer and Elliot are joined by special guest Zhia Zariko, Graduate Games Researcher with a real focus on narrative and storytelling in video games. We all love our video games, of course, but what different types of storytelling devices are used, and what are the most effective…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Romance Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a new 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, Archer is joined by special guest Liam Esler, who has a little bit of experience…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Sequel Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a new 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. On this episode, Luke gets intimate with Archer this time, as they talk about sequels of video…

March 2017

R18+ Rating and Classification

This week on the show… Last week, Outlast 2, a horror game releasing next month, was refused classification here in Australia by the Australian Classification Board. Since then, the game has apparently received classification and will be released, but we’re not sure on the changes that will be made to…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Wardor Conversation

Checkpoint Intimates is a new 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. On this episode, Luke and Elliot just can’t get enough of the new Shadow of War gameplay…