Episodes

March 2018

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

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…