Checkpoint https://joy.org.au/checkpoint Gaymers keeping you informed on the video-games industry Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:25:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-admin/images/w-logo-blue.png Checkpoint https://joy.org.au/checkpoint 32 32 Gaymers keeping you informed on the video-games industry JOY 94.9 clean JOY 94.9 webmaster@joy.org.au webmaster@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9) JOY Melbourne Inc. Gaymers keeping you informed on the video-games industry Checkpoint http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/powerpress/2018-CHECKPOINT.png https://joy.org.au/checkpoint Melbourne, Victoria Weekly Up to Date: The Game Awards, Darkest Dungeon and more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/12/10/game-awards-darkest-dungeon/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:25:31 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1736 It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Cam and Edie as they talk through […]

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry!

Join Luke, Cam and Edie as they talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through the games we’ve been playing this week, including Darkest Dungeon and Arkham City. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including GRIS, BELOW and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including the results of The 2018 Game Awards, Ashen releases out of nowhere, Persona 5’s Joker join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at DLC, Obsidian reveals their new game The Outer Worlds, Nintendo Switch is getting the third instalment of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and heaps heaps more!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Up to Date: The Game Awards, Darkest Dungeon and more

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Cam and Edie as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Cam and Edie as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/12/20181208-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Game-Awards-Darkest-Dungeon-and-more.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:12 — 54.4MB) JOY 94.9 clean 58:12
Intimates: The Australian Game Awards Conversation https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/12/09/intimates-australian-game-awards/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:10:13 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1726 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 wax […]

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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 Luke wax lyrical about the upcoming Australian Game Awards on the 19th of December. An important moment in Australian gaming it gives us the chance to flex our influence on gaming and continue to praise local made content.

Unfortunately though Elliot and Luke talk about their concerns and disappointment upon the release of the nominations. From a lack of consistency to what could and couldn’t be nominated to the very obvious sponsored content. The Australian Game Awards could be great for local industry, but only if handled respectfully, and have the 2018 awards been handled as such? We’re just not sure.

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Intimates: The Australian Game Awards Conversation

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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 Luke wax […]http://media.rawvoice. 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 wax […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/12/20181201-Checkpoint-Intimates-Australian-Game-Awards.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:02 — 22.1MB) JOY 94.9 clean 23:02
The Cultural Effect: East vs West https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/12/06/cultural-effect-east-vs-west/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:10:07 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1720 This week on the show, we talk about the divide in cultural backgrounds in gaming; specifically, Japanese developed titles versus the more Western developed series. East vs West. While we love games from all over […]

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This week on the show, we talk about the divide in cultural backgrounds in gaming; specifically, Japanese developed titles versus the more Western developed series. East vs West. While we love games from all over the globe it is impossible to ignore the cultural differences between the two.

Join Luke, Elliot, Kolby and Kieren as they talk about the different takes on story telling and character development that you see in RPG’s vs JRPG’s. How certain genres have moved beyond their cultural backgrounds. What happens when the west or the east imitate the other and why does one side excel in certain genres while others seem to be phoning it in.

Don’t miss any of the action and don’t forget to check out the first half of this podcast to keep up to date!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

The Cultural Effect: East vs West

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This week on the show, we talk about the divide in cultural backgrounds in gaming; specifically, Japanese developed titles versus the more Western developed series. East vs West. While we love games from all over […]http://media.rawvoice. This week on the show, we talk about the divide in cultural backgrounds in gaming; specifically, Japanese developed titles versus the more Western developed series. East vs West. While we love games from all over […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/12/20181201-Checkpoint-The-Cultural-Effect-East-vs-West.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 48.4MB) JOY 94.9 clean 51:57
Up to Date: Persona Dancing, Fallout 76 & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/12/04/up-to-date-persona-dancing/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:00:24 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1716 t’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot, Kolby and Kieren as they talk […]

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t’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry!

Join Luke, Elliot, Kolby and Kieren as they talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through the games we’ve been playing this week, including Persona Dancing and Celeste. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Just Cause 4, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including Fallout 76 being called out for poor quality merchandise, Elder Scrolls Blades delayed, Pokémon GO possibly soon to be receiving PVP and more!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Up to Date: Persona Dancing, Fallout 76 & more

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t’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot, Kolby and Kieren as they talk […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. t’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot, Kolby and Kieren as they talk […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/12/20181201-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Persona-Dancing-Fallout-76-and-more-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:45 — 50.3MB) JOY 94.9 clean 1:00:45
Checkpoint Intimates: The Q1 Release Window Conversation https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/30/intimates-q1-release-window/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:14:37 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1706 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, Luke and Elliot ruminate […]

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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, Luke and Elliot ruminate on the brand new golden period for games releases that has developed over the last few years, the Q1 Release Window. With some of the biggest names releasing in January through to March, we’ve found ourselves a second big release window in the world of gaming.

The boys talk about how this new window means that big name developers are spreading out their releases instead of trying to cram them all in before Christmas and how this actually works in favour of the consumers. When did this begin and why is it actually proving to be a big success with some of the big AAA titles?

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Checkpoint Intimates: The Q1 Release Window Conversation

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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, Luke and Elliot ruminate […]http://media.rawvoice. 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, Luke and Elliot ruminate […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/20181124-Checkpoint-Intimates-The-Q1-Release-Window.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:30 — 19.3MB) JOY 94.9 clean 20:30
Pre-Releases and Playing it Early, Worth not Waiting? https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/29/pre-releases/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:03:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1704 This week on the show, we talk about the positive and negative effects of Pre-Releases in the gaming world. From Early Access and BETA’s to the many events set up for players to get hands […]

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This week on the show, we talk about the positive and negative effects of Pre-Releases in the gaming world. From Early Access and BETA’s to the many events set up for players to get hands on with a game before it releases. Do these help the consumer? Do developers actually make changes after we’ve played them an given feedback? Or is is just marketing and hype train fuel?

Join Luke, Elliot and Cam as they talk about their own experiences playing games ahead of their release window. Cam talks about how negligent staff at a hands on event left him feeling sour about a game and not always super eager to play games ahead of time. Elliot walks us through the ideas behind BETA’s and early access and Luke fills us in on his time at Paris Games Week, Cam and Elliot try not to get too jealous.

Cam has also been experiencing some of the untold stories of World War 2 with his review of Battlefield V!

Don’t miss any of the action and don’t forget to check out the first half of this podcast to keep up to date!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Pre-Releases and Playing it Early, Worth not Waiting?

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This week on the show, we talk about the positive and negative effects of Pre-Releases in the gaming world. From Early Access and BETA’s to the many events set up for players to get hands […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. This week on the show, we talk about the positive and negative effects of Pre-Releases in the gaming world. From Early Access and BETA’s to the many events set up for players to get hands […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/20181124-Checkpoint-Playing-It-Early-Worth-Not-Waiting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:36 — 51.1MB) JOY 94.9 clean 54:36
Up to Date: Darksiders 3, Fallout 76 & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/26/up-to-date-darksiders-3/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:42:39 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1697 It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot and Cam as they talk through […]

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry!

Join Luke, Elliot and Cam as they talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through the games we’ve been playing this week, including Bloodborne and Return of the Obra Dinn. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Darksiders 3, Artefact and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including Spyro not including subtitles, Steam releasing Australian pricing after so many years, Shenmue 3 crowd funding continuing to make a crazy amount of money, Wreck it Ralph appearing in Fortnite and more!

Edie has also been doing her best not to blast off again and to become the very best there ever was, she brings us her reviews of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Up to Date: Darksiders 3, Fallout 76 & more

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot and Cam as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Luke, Elliot and Cam as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/20181124-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Darksiders-3-Fallout-76-and-More.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:51 — 56.4MB) JOY 94.9 clean 59:51
Checkpoint Intimates: The Abandonware Conversation https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/25/intimates-abandonware-conversation/ Sun, 25 Nov 2018 04:50:33 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1693 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 Kolby talk […]

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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 Kolby talk about the strange world of abandonware. Abandonware is a product, typically software, ignored by its owner and manufacturer, and for which no support is available. Although such software is usually still under copyright, the owner may not be tracking copyright violations.

The boys look at how third parties offering these titles means that they won’t be lost to time. The legal ramifications and what happens when a company starting paying attention to their forget software again, as seen with Nintendo’s latest lawsuit with ROM distributors. What if the games and series we know and love today one day become abandonware.

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Checkpoint Intimates: The Abandonware Conversation

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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 Kolby talk […]http://media.rawvoice. 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 Kolby talk […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/Checkpoint-Intimates-Abandonware.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:30 — 13.1MB) JOY 94.9 clean 13:30
Gaming Franchises with Legacies https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/22/franchises-legacies/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 20:00:39 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1688 This week on the show, we talk about the franchises that have been in the ring for years, and don’t look like they’ll throw in the towel any time soon. Game franchises create legacies and […]

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This week on the show, we talk about the franchises that have been in the ring for years, and don’t look like they’ll throw in the towel any time soon. Game franchises create legacies and are become incredibly influential. From Tomb Raider and Super Mario these are names that are known both within the gaming world and the general public.

Join Elliot, Edie and Kolby as they talk about the titans in the world of gaming. What gives series staying power? How have some of these iconic franchises evolved over time to start relevant? As well as what some of their favourite series are, as well as which ones we’ve been there with from the beginning.

Elliot has also been wandering the Appalachia region as he takes back the wilds, he brings us his review of Fallout 76!

Don’t miss any of the action and don’t forget to check out the first half of this podcast to keep up to date!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Franchises with Legacies

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This week on the show, we talk about the franchises that have been in the ring for years, and don’t look like they’ll throw in the towel any time soon. Game franchises create legacies and […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. This week on the show, we talk about the franchises that have been in the ring for years, and don’t look like they’ll throw in the towel any time soon. Game franchises create legacies and […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/20181117-Checkpoint-Franchises-with-Legacies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:06 — 54.2MB) JOY 94.9 clean 58:06
Up to Date: Detective Pikachu, Storm Boy & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2018/11/19/detective-pikachu/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:41:44 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1683 It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Elliot, Edie and Kolby as they talk through […]

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry!

Join Elliot, Edie and Kolby as they talk through our regular weekly segments, including Playing With Yourself, where we take you through the games we’ve been playing this week, including God of War and HITMAN 2. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Storm Boy, Farming Simulator 19 and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including Sony passing on E3 in 2019, Nintendo winning its lawsuit against ROM distribution, Telltale Games titles disappearing from stores, Detective Pikachu gets its first trailer for it’s live action (and fear inducing) film and more!

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

Up to Date: Detective Pikachu, Storm Boy & more

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It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Elliot, Edie and Kolby as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. It’s time for your weekly update from the Checkpoint team with all the latest info you need to survive another week in the video games industry! Join Elliot, Edie and Kolby as they talk through […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2018/11/20181117-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Detective-Pikachu-Storm-Boy-more.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:49 — 50.9MB) JOY 94.9 clean 53:49