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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.

Last week, an LGBT Pride quest was added into an online game called Runescape, which unfortunately spawned some really horrible reactions from the community, including some pretty serious hate speech.

Elliot and Cam are on board for this episode to talk about hostile gaming communities, not just on an LGBT level but for other reactions as well. There are some games in particular that have very angry and entitled gaming communities… so what happens when even video games aren’t a safe space for people to play in?


About the author: Luke


Luke is the producer of Checkpoint and also co-host of The Brekkie Bears. He spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog, Pandora. They would play video games if their paws could hold controllers.


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