Checkpoint Podcast

Challenging Games

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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.

Finlay Gustus

Finlay Gustus
Fin is into RPGs, strategy and anything online and competitive. When he's not gaming you'll find him catching up on the latest streams, TV shows and sleep

Ronnie Dixon

Ronnie Dixon
Ronnie is a musician who plays bass guitar in two bands. When that isn't consuming his life, he plays video games, binges T.V. Shows and attends local gigs.

Jakob Quilligan

Jakob Quilligan
Jake hails from Bendigo where his console of choice is the PS4, closely followed by the Nintendo 3DS. Anime and volunteering tend to keep him occupied, though his staffy/ rotty/ husky cross named Iris keeps him busy first and foremost.


This week on the show, Luke, Fin, Ronnie and Jakob talk all about games that are difficult! Not just, like, ‘sort of hard’ – we’re talking about those games that make you want to throw your controller against a wall. The type of game that is intentionally created to be difficult to truly test your resolve. Isn’t that right, DARK SOULS?? So why do people play these games? What about them is so captivating in spite of the fact that they are so painfully challenging to play in the first place? Also on the show, Ronnie gives his verdict on the new Ratchet and Clank, while Jakob goes back to his JRPG heritage with his review of Nights of Azure! On top of that, new Call of Duty and the new Battlefieldwere both announced this week, so the news is packed too! Don’t miss another fun episode of your favourite gaming show.