Episodes

May 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Community 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 are here to discuss the idea of managing community expectations in video games. Specifically, when gamers…

Up to Date: God of War, screenPLAY, Stardew Valley 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 Kolby are on board to talk about the big news of the week including God of War becoming a super…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Precursor 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 all about when video games have an embedded precursor – or rather,…

Crowdfunding successes and disasters

This week on the show, we’re discussing crowdfunding, specifically when it comes to video games! Kickstarter, Fig and Indiegogo are just a few examples of major crowdfunding platforms where people can pay developers money in advance to help make their creations come to life. We’ve seen a real growth in…

Up to Date: Campo Santo, Fortnite, The Forest 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, Jake and Edith are on board to talk about the big news of the week including Campo Santo being acquired by Valve,…

April 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Copycat 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 here to talk all about video games that are very similar to other titles, almost to the…

Up to Date: Battle royales, Castlevania, Swords of Ditto 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, Elliot and Edith are on board to talk about the big news of the week including battle royale modes in Call of…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Cinema 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 follow up our episode about video game movies with more chat about…

Up to Date: PAX, Radical Heights, God of War 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 Tom are on board to talk about the big news of the week including PAX news, a big Overwatch patch,…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Asymmetric 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 are on board to talk all about asymmetric multiplayer games. Certainly not a common genre, asymmetric…

Game Boys: Wide World of Esports

This week, the Game Boys are back on Checkpoint to talk about their new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Wide World of Esports! Their new show will bring you all the action live from the Elympics of the XLIX Olympiad. With live updates from Windows 3.1 Stadium, Greco Roman Tetris, Synchronised…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Twitch 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 about Twitch integration with video games. Twitch has been growing and…

Original Gaming Soundtracks

This week, it’s all about original gaming soundtracks. Music is a hugely important aspect of video games, with some memorable tunes from history that have been getting stuck in gamers heads for years. Today, there is a much larger focus on soundtracks of video games, with noteworthy composers really putting…

March 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Split-Screen 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. In this episode, Elliot and Rachel are on board to talk all about split-screen gaming… or specifically, whether or not split-screen…

Genre Flipping Franchises

This week on the show, we’re talking all about video game franchises that completely change up their genre and try something new… to varying degrees of success! Genre flipping is something that’s happening more and more nowadays. Pikachu as a detective? Luigi trying to catch ghosts? JRPG characters from Persona…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Battle Royale 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. In this episode, Elliot and Luke discuss one of their absolute favourite genres… that’s right, Battle Royale! There’s no question that…

Mobile Gaming Takeover

This week on the show, mobile gaming has been taking over and smart phones are getting more and more traction as a legitimate way to play video games. Developers are now looking at mobile gaming as a legit alternative, with big ticket franchises like Fortnite especially recently announced to be…