Episodes

April 2018

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…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Nintendo Direct 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 Kieren are here to discuss the biggest news from a pretty jam-packed Nintendo Direct which took…

Best Video Game Performances

This week on the show, we’re in the mood to award some amazing video game performances (it is Oscar season after all)! Video games have more and more been showing that they are home to some amazing acting performances, with voice actors and motion capture technology really showing how much…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Evolution 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 Cam are on board to discuss evolution in video games; specifically, when a game launches to…

February 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Game Sales 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 Kolby are all about those video game sales. Specifically, what makes a video game sell so…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Day One Patch 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 Cam are on board to talk about the dreaded day one patch in video games. When…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Server Shutdown 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 here to discuss the idea of server shutdown in video games. After an online…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Beta 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, Luke and Cam are here to talk through the idea of beta testing in video games, specifically titles…

January 2018