Episodes

January 2018

Checkpoint Intimates: The Speedrunning 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 special guest Jack from Brisbane are on board to discuss speedrunning! What is speedrunning in video…

Checkpoint Intimates: The 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 on board to discuss console sales! While they don’t seem to impact us as…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Multi Platform 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 our most recent episode of Checkpoint on JOY 94.9, we went through a (gigantic) list of video games that are…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Holidays 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. On this episode, Cam and Rachel talk about the way video games incorporate the holiday season. There are always a bunch…

December 2017

Mainstream Media Representation

This week on the show, we discuss how we – as gamers – are represented in the mainstream media. While being a gigantic industry, video games are still often perceived quite negatively in the media, whether it’s a news report linking gaming to violence or a popular TV show showing…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Runners-Up 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 on the show, we’ve just had our awesome Game of the Year 2017 countdown episode where we counted down…

Game of the Year 2017

This week on the show, it’s our Top 10 Countdown for our Game of the Year 2017! There have been some truly fantastic video games to come out this year, with big action-packed AAA releases knocking it out of the park, brand new IP’s consistently kicking goals and much-loved franchises receiving…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Loyalty 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 on the show, Cameron and Kolby follow on from our console wars conversation to discuss the idea of console…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Difficulty 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 on the show, Elliot and Luke talk about how you define difficulty in video games. There are plenty of…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Cosmetics 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 on the show, Elliot and Cam talk all about cosmetics in video games. Items that are purely visual such…

November 2017

Power of the People

This week on the show, we talk all about Power of the People in video game communities. It’s been a controversial week in video game news with Star Wars Battlefront 2 from EA copping a lot of flack for its “interesting” choices regarding micro transactions, loot crates and level progression.…