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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 Sav discuss one of the most dangerous and awful trends in video games… Pay2Win. Yes, that’s right, some video games allow you to spend actual money to get ahead or speed up your progress. They discuss the recent controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2, along with how the concept creates uneven playing fields and unfair advantages.

There are varying ways of doing this, including “free to play” games that feature the gimmick, and there are games that also do microtransactions in a good way (with cosmetic items being the focus). What do you think? Have you ever spent real money to further your progress in a video game?

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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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