Episodes

June 2018

Romance isn’t dead!

This week on the show, we’re here to talk about romance in video games! Specifically, how certain video games incorporate romance as a gameplay mechanic, what they do that’s right about it and the times when romance hasn’t been handled very well at all. Romance has become something that developers…

Up to Date: Cyberpunk 2077, AJ Styles, Pode 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, Rach and the returning Jakob are on board to talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Pre-emptive 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 Edie are on board to talk all about pre-emptive announcements. It’s been a big couple of weeks…

Up to Date: Sushi, Vampyr, Jurassic World 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, Cam, Kolby and Edith are on board to talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you…

Checkpoint Intimates: The 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 are on board to talk all about CRINGE. Look, we love E3 every year – it’s…

Up to Date: Melbourne eSports, Steam, Diablo 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, Cam and Rach are on board to talk about the big news of the week, including Melbourne becoming the eSports capital of…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Whales 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 Jake are here to talk about whales. No, not the whales that are in the ocean, but…

Up to Date: Pokémon, Fallout 76, Assassins Creed 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, Cam and all the crew are on board to talk about the big news of the week, including the newest big reveals…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Female Avatar 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 Rachel are on board to talk all about the female avatar in video games. Women have often…

May 2018

Up to Date: We Happy Few, women in Battlefield 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, Rachel and special guest Andy are on board to talk about the big news of the week, including very hot topics with…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Gamertag 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 are on board to discuss what usernames people use when playing video games – commonly known…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Crunch 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 Edith are on board to discuss “crunch culture” and what that means for video game developers. Crunch…

Video Game Exclusives

This week on the show, it’s all about those console exclusives. When we say exclusive, we’re talking about certain video games or franchises that only appear on one console, loyal and dedicated to Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo (and by loyal and dedicated we mean contractually obligated). Exclusive game franchises can…

Up to Date: Nintendo online, Overwatch, FRAMED 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, Cam and Edith are on board to talk about the big news of the week, including Nintendo Switch launching their proper online…