Episodes

October 2017

Checkpoint Intimates: The Queer Characters 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, Archer and Sav discuss their favourite queer characters in video games. They talk about their favourite queer…

Checkpoint Flashback: Getting Glitchy

Checkpoint Flashback is a podcast where we go back in time to bring you some wonderful content from yester-year! With three years of radio under our belt, we hope that new listeners enjoy these snippets of the show in its earlier days. “This week on the show, things are getting a little…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Character Creation 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 Sav are here to discuss the idea of character creation in video games. This…

September 2017

Checkpoint Intimates: The Cross-Play 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 are in to discuss the “controversial” topic of Cross-Play between platforms, specifically the…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Modding 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, Elliot and Rachel talk about modding in video games! Modding is when gamers modify existing video games on…

Charity and Gaming

This week, we are talking all about charity and gaming. There are a range of video games that have linked up with charities for different reasons, including generating visibility and donations for key organisations. Elliot, Rachel, Jimmy and Kieren talk about a range of different examples, including charities that use…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Subscription 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, Elliot and Luke talk about the various subscription services available, with Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus and the…

Checkpoint Flashback: Animal Companions

heckpoint Flashback is a new podcast, where we go back in time to bring you some wonderful content from yester-year! With three years of radio under our belt, we hope that new listeners enjoy these snippets of the show in its earlier days. Next up… remember when the Checkpoint team discussed all of…

August 2017

Checkpoint Intimates: The Branching Narrative 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, Elliot and Kieren talk about the idea of a branching narrative in video games. There are so many…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Hero Shooter 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, Elliot and Cam talk about one of the genres that has taken the world by storm over the…

Checkpoint Intimates: The Loot Box 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, Elliot and Luke get stuck into the idea of “The Loot Box”. They seem to be a part…

Code Breakers: Women in Games

This week on the show… there’s a new exhibition at ACMI called Code Breakers: Women in Games, celebrating the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women working in video games. The exhibition features video games and the women who have worked hard on them in all sorts of roles, including programmers,…