Checkpoint Intimates: The Celebrity Conversation

Posted on July 7, 2018

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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, Elliot and Cam talk all about Celebrity likeness’ in games, ranging from when they willing give their likeness, when it is stolen and when it is an accident. They talk about Beyond Two Souls vs Last of Us (The Ellen Page debacle), Lindsay Lohan’s lost lawsuit against Rockstar for in-game character that looked like her, Call of Duty using Kevin Spacey, Angela Basset and Kit Harrington, and how Call of Duty is now marred with conduct of Kevin Spacey – and more. Does having a celebrity face sell a game or take the gamer out of the moment? What are the legal rights of games developers when being inspired by a real person? Who starts this process; the developer or the publisher? For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at

Your hosts:

Elliot Attard

Elliot Attard


Beer aficionado, PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover, and elite member of high society - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.

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Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron knows what he loves. Witches, animated ducks and a strong burly female protagonist. When he isn't effortlessly defending Dragon Age II he is bothering either his husband or one of his many fur children.

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