Episodes

September 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Advertising Cringe 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 Cam talk about some of the truly cringey and awful video game advertising that takes place in…

August 2018

Melbourne Esports Open is coming!

This week on the show, it’s a big weekend coming up here in Melbourne, Australia… at Rod Laver Arena on September 1st and 2nd it’s the first ever Melbourne Esports Open! Featuring a grand stage with some big finals, video game tournaments you can enter yourself plus a whole lot of…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Scam 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 Cam discuss a game that was removed from Steam called ‘Abstractism’ that first appeared to be an indie…

Up to Date: Smash Bros, Indie Showcase and more.

It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot, Cam and Edie as they talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through the…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Bloat 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 Cam discuss the idea of “bloating” when it comes to video games. What we mean by that…

Up to Date: Plagiarism, Riot Games sexism, a gay furry and more.

It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Elliot, Cam, Rachel and Jakob as they talk through our regular weekly segments, such as what’s Coming Out over the next week, including…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Going Gold 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 tackle the topic of games “going gold”. Going gold in terms of videogames is when a…

Up to Date: Vigor, Slime Rancher, The Beat and more.

It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Luke, Elliot & our guests Louie and Doug are on board to talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Left 4 Dead Clone 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, Cam and Jason discussed the games which really are “inspired” by Left 4 Dead and what that game did…

July 2018

Up to Date: Semblance, Quantic Dream, Hellblade VR and more.

It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Luke, Cam, Jason and Omi are on board to talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Failure to Launch 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, Cam and Elliot are on board to talk about what happens when there’s a video game launch that fails to…

Up to Date: Erotic AFL, Sleep Tight, Absolver and more.

It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Elliot, Cam, Jian and guest Yasin are on board to talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Online Toxicity 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 Jason are on board to talk about how companies respond to online toxicity. Rainbow Six: Siege has…