Checkpoint https://joy.org.au/checkpoint Gaymers keeping you informed on the video-games industry Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 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 Checkpoint Couples and Gaming https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/21/checkpoint-couples-gaming/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:00:14 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1869 This week on the show, love it in the air. Valentines Day has just been and to celebrate we want to take a look at what it’s like dating a gamer from three different couples […]

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This week on the show, love it in the air. Valentines Day has just been and to celebrate we want to take a look at what it’s like dating a gamer from three different couples from the Checkpoint team. One partner is a big gamer, one games a fair amount and another doesn’t game at all. How do these relationships work around gaming and how have they made it work.

Join Luke, Elliot and Cam who are joined by their partners, Matt, Nick and Rohan, as they share how gaming playing into their relationships. Rohan and Cam talk about how gaming is a cornerstone for their marriage and has brought them a lot of joy. Elliot and Nick talk about how dating a gamer has changed how they enjoy gaming. Luke and Matt talk about the balance they have since only one of them games. To round everything out we quiz our loves on some gaming trivia about us, who knows the most about their other half? Listen and find out.

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.

Checkpoint Couples and Gaming

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Up to Date: Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3 & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/19/utd-metro-exodus/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:00:23 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1867 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 who are joined by […]

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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 who are joined by special guests, their better halves Matt, Nick and Rohan, 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 Hyper Jam and JUMPGRID. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Anthem, Devil Engine and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, Final Fantasy XIV entering a float into the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Hollow Knight gets a very anticipated sequel, Deadmau5 is banned from Twitch for homophobic language and throws a tantrum, Activision Blizzards cuts 775 jobs, a new blood type dating app may hint towards the return of a beloved franchise and more!

We also have two massive reviews! Luke has been causing mayhem in Crackdown 3 and Elliot has been toiling through the horror of post apocalyptic Russian wasteland in Metro Exodus.

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

Up to Date: Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3 & 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 who are joined by […]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 who are joined by […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190216-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Metro-Exodus-Crackdown-3-more.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:10 — 54.6MB) JOY 94.9 clean 58:10
Intimates: Gaming Flashback – 1992 https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/16/intimates-gaming-flashback-1992/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:00:51 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1856 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 turn […]

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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 turn the clock back to look at the state of gaming in 1992. While Kolby had begun his years of gaming, wee little Elliot wasn’t born until the 11th Month and he probably didn’t have a SNES in the womb, that’s a pretty safe bet. So it’s time for Kolby to school Elliot on everything he missed.

Looking at the top 20 games of the year things might start dire with titles neither recognises and an alarming level of movie tie in’s—like the Home Alone game? Sure why not. Thankfully though as the numbers get closer to 1 we start to recognise some names that had a lasting impact on the world of gaming, including Mortal Kombat, Wolfenstein 3D and Mario Kart.

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

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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 turn […]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 turn […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190209-Checkpoint-Intimates-Gaming-Flashback-1992.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:12 — 18.5MB) JOY 94.9 clean 20:12
The Myths and Urband Legends of Gaming https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/14/urban-legends-gaming/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:00:57 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1853 This week on the show, we delve into the spooky world of gaming myths and urban legends. While once born from stories a friend told a friend urban legends have permeated the world of gaming […]

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This week on the show, we delve into the spooky world of gaming myths and urban legends. While once born from stories a friend told a friend urban legends have permeated the world of gaming as far back as the early Mario Bros games, and most likely before. People trying to explain things or taking advantage of mob mentality has had us wandering for years if the calls were coming from inside the console.

Join Elliot, Luke, Cam and Kolby as they break down some of the most famous myths in gaming. Is Pokemon set in a war torn world? And did a certain song in the original game negatively effect the minds of children? Could being the cover star for a sports game curse you? Is there really a ghost inside of Minecraft? You can only find out if you listen but a content warning, there might be some heavy themes in this one.

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 Myths and Urband Legends of Gaming

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This week on the show, we delve into the spooky world of gaming myths and urban legends. While once born from stories a friend told a friend urban legends have permeated the world of gaming […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. This week on the show, we delve into the spooky world of gaming myths and urban legends. While once born from stories a friend told a friend urban legends have permeated the world of gaming […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190209-Checkpoint-Gaming-Myths-and-Urban-Legends.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:36 — 52.2MB) JOY 94.9 clean 55:36
Up to Date: Apex Legends, Metro Exodus & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/12/utd-apex-legends/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:00:57 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1847 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, Cam and Kolby as they talk […]

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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, Cam 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 Subnautica: Below Zero and Apex Legends. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including Apex Legends massive release week and the inclusion of LGBT+ characters in the hero roster, Xbox Live coming to the Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android and more!

Kieren also got to go hands on with one of his most anticipated game, Kingdom Hearts 3, we’ve got his review of a game 13 years in the making.

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

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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, Cam and Kolby as they talk […]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, Cam and Kolby as they talk […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190209-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Apex-Legends-Metro-Exodus-more.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:52 — 53.9MB) JOY 94.9 clean 57:52
Intimates: The Resident Evil Rewind https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/10/intimates-resident-evil-rewind/ Sat, 09 Feb 2019 14:39:52 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1844 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 put […]

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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 put video game horror royalty in their sights as they square up about their thoughts on Resident Evil. With the remake of Resident Evil 2 making waves in the world of gaming the boys talk through how we’ve gone from fixed camera suspense, to third person action, to first person horror and finally back to a perfect balance of action and suspense again.

Luke talks about why he prefers 3rd person in solving puzzles and properly understanding his surroundings. Elliot is unbelievably happy that fixed cameras, like those found in the recent Onimusha Warlords remake, have stayed dead but has concerns about Resident Evil 2’s slightly clunky controls.

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

Intimates: The Resident Evil Rewind

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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 put […]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 put […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190202-Checkpoint-Intimates-Resident-Evil-Rewind.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:19 — 21.0MB) JOY 94.9 clean 22:19
Snuggle in with Cozy Gaming https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/07/cozy-gaming/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:00:07 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1837 This week on the show, we are looking at the concept of cozy gaming. In the world of gaming it is fairly normal for things to get high-risk and apply pressure. Cozy games offer the […]

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This week on the show, we are looking at the concept of cozy gaming. In the world of gaming it is fairly normal for things to get high-risk and apply pressure. Cozy games offer the chance to lighten that burden and let’s you forget your troubles and enjoy the games in the moment.

Join Luke, Elliot, Cam and Pedro as they at joined by special guest Sarah from TookiPalooki, creators of Chook & Sosig, a cozy point and click adventure. She talks to us about the importance of cozy games and how she got involved in the genre. The team also talk through how cozy games are important to the LGBT+ community and where the genre blurs the lines with traditional gaming.

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.

Snuggle in with Cozy Gaming

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This week on the show, we are looking at the concept of cozy gaming. In the world of gaming it is fairly normal for things to get high-risk and apply pressure. Cozy games offer the […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. This week on the show, we are looking at the concept of cozy gaming. In the world of gaming it is fairly normal for things to get high-risk and apply pressure. Cozy games offer the […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190202-Checkpoint-Snuggle-in-with-Cozy-Gaming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:35 — 48.3MB) JOY 94.9 clean 51:35
Up to Date: Marshmello, Astroneer & more https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/05/date-marshmello-astroneer/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:00:10 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1835 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, Cam and Pedro as they talk […]

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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, Cam and Pedro 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 Anthem and JackBox. We also discuss what’s Coming Out over the next week, including Astroneer, Yo-Kai Watch 3 and more.

We also take you through the big news of the week, including Metro Exodus going exclusive on the Epic Games Store, Marshmello performs a concert within Fortnite, Dr Mario comes to mobile gaming, another streamer uses their platform to raise funds for a transgender charity and more!

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

Up to Date: Marshmello, Astroneer & 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, Cam and Pedro as they talk […]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, Cam and Pedro as they talk […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/02/20190202-Checkpoint-Up-to-Date-Marshmello-Astroneer-more.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:09 — 54.6MB) JOY 94.9 clean 58:09
Intimates: Let’s Make a First Impression https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/02/02/first-impression/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:00:01 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1829 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, Cameron and Luke get […]

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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, Cameron and Luke get down and dirty on how important a first impression is in the world of gaming. From how a game reels you in with it’s opening moments to how a rocky launch can have long lasting effects on the games future.

Luke talks us through being time poor and how he isn’t prepared to invest in a game when he’s told it gets really good at about the 15 hours mark, which is fair. Meanwhile Cameron talks about how Anthem’s VIP Demo may not have left the best first impression on it’s fanbase and hopes it can bounce back from this.

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

Let's Make a First Impression

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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, Cameron and Luke get […]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, Cameron and Luke get […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/01/20190126-Checkpoint-Intimates-Lets-Make-a-First-Impression.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:32 — 19.6MB) JOY 94.9 clean 20:32
2019 Checkpoint Previews: Sony https://joy.org.au/checkpoint/2019/01/31/2019-checkpoint-previews-sony/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:00:03 +0000 http://joy.org.au/checkpoint/?p=1827 This week on the show, it’s a new year and a new year brings with it plenty of new games. Over the last month we’ve been taking time to look forward into the distant reaches […]

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This week on the show, it’s a new year and a new year brings with it plenty of new games. Over the last month we’ve been taking time to look forward into the distant reaches of 2019 to predict what to expect from the world of gaming. Each week we’ve tackled a different name in the industry, and it’s time for it to come to and end with a platform making name for itself with it’s exclusive content – Sony.

Join Luke, Cam, Kolby and Kieren as they have a look at the PlayStation which dominated 2018 with some amazing exclusives, they even took our top 2 spots for game of the year for 2018. Can they follow up another stellar year with some of their most anticipated titles? Or will they need a year to recover before smashing 2020? Also what is the future of their VR initiative and is PS5 on the horizon?

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.

2019 Checkpoint Previews: Sony

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This week on the show, it’s a new year and a new year brings with it plenty of new games. Over the last month we’ve been taking time to look forward into the distant reaches […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org. This week on the show, it’s a new year and a new year brings with it plenty of new games. Over the last month we’ve been taking time to look forward into the distant reaches […]http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_checkpoint/p/joy.org.au/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/330/2019/01/20190126-Checkpoint-2019-Previews-Sony.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:15 — 50.5MB) JOY 94.9 clean 54:15