Checkpoint Podcast

LGBT Representation

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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.

Morgan Archer

Morgan Archer
Having arguments in 140 characters or less since 2010

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.

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!


Welcome to the all new and improved Checkpoint! Critical Hit is no more, as the team go back to a very important topic, discussing LGBT representation in video games! There has been a recent controversy regarding the inclusion of a transgender character in the recent Baldur’s Gate expansion, Siege of Dragonspear, so we discuss the implications of this, with the assistance of the fabulous Liam Esler, who worked on the actual development team! Liam is also the co-Director of GX Australia and provides some great insight into the games industry from a development perspective. On top of that, one major review this week as Luke challenges himself over and over and over again withDark Souls 3. We also talk the news of the week with Gears of War 4 getting a release date, Australian-made Hand of Fate 2 announced and some rumors going around about Fable Legends after its unfortunate cancellation earlier this year! It’s all here on the first episode of your favourite re-branded gaming show… Checkpoint!!