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Intimates: The Looter Shooter Breakdown

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Elliot Attard

Elliot Attard
PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover and elite member of high society (but not really) - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.

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.


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 Luke provide a breakdown of the infant genre, the looter shooter. With a few releasing each year and a pretty dedicated fan base for each series, where are they at and where do they need to go? Elliot breaks down his disappointment with Anthem and how good mechanics were wasted on a genre that couldn’t fully embrace what made the game unique. They look at the success and the failures of Bungie’s Destiny and Luke makes a plea for fans not to write off Division 2 after a few hurdles in the looter shooter genre releasing ahead of it. For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net. Intimates: The Looter Shooter Breakdown