Checkpoint Podcast

Let’s Play!

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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell
Luke spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog Pandora.

Vivienne Wright

Vivienne Wright
Vivienne, AKA Vavabeeb, is a well known optimist and purveyor of happiness who has a deep seeded love for Games (JRPGs especially), Pop culture, all things Horror and The Arts. They also befriend anyone with even the slightest love of Harry Potter.

Morgan Archer

Morgan Archer
Having arguments in 140 characters or less since 2010

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan
This is Tom. See Tom game. Game Tom, game! A confirmed bachelor with a confirmed Bachelor degree, he spends his time critically scrutinising the hard work of others. His turn offs include people, places and things!


This week on the show, Luke, Archer, Viv and Tom discuss the concept of ‘Let’s Play’ videos on the internet! For those who don’t know, a ‘Let’s Play’ is when you watch somebody stream footage of a video game while they are playing it, and usually provide commentary for it as well! Some of these people actually make a whole lot of money from doing this, so we break down what we think about the trend and discuss whether we think it’s great, or stupid! Josh from Game Boys pops in to talk about his comedy festival show ‘Free to Play’, and hangs out in studio with us to discuss the topic as well! Also, Luke reviews Pokken Tournament, Viv gets her popstar JRPG on with Stella Glow, Ronnie brings us his racing verdict of Trackmania Turbo while Archer gives the final say on the Xbox One major exclusive,Quantum Break! Don’t miss any of the action!