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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 talk all about cosmetics in video games. Items that are purely visual such as a skin, an outfit or even a different looking weapon yet have no impact on the gameplay itself are incredibly popular, with certain titles like Overwatch leading the charge in their success. We talk about how cosmetic items have advanced over the years, how they can be used for monetisation, how often we engage in them ourselves and examples of how they can be done completely wrong for the consumer. Have you ever invested in cosmetics just because they looked cool?