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Checkpoint Chat is an invitation to an all new gaming conversation. Hosted by seasoned writers Alessandro Barbosa (Gamespot, Critical Hit) and Matthew Figueira (Critical Hit), indulge yourself in discussion about games being played right now, weekly news and conversations with you, a listener.
 
A video game show, for gamers by gamers, hosted by Chris Dalisay, Patrick Romero, and Ryan Raymundo. We’re a video game based conversational podcast with a hint of comedy mixed in. The show is spent talking about what we’re currently playing, while also getting into the current events of the video game world. Towards the end, the podcast is capped off with the fan favorite Last Checkpoint debate, where Chris moderates a debate between Ryan and Patrick. Example debate topics include “Esports ...
 
This is a show about videogames, The people who play them and the people who make them. Each week, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others and games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
 
What's good? I'm Kwat Medetgul-Ernar. I’m an MD-PhD student at Stanford University. I tell you about the fundamental concepts and the latest discoveries in medicine and informatics. Keeping up with the latest science is expensive, feels like work, and is boring. At Stanford, I get to (and have to) study new things continuously. So, I decided to simplify what I get to learn and share it with you in a chill way, using everyday language. I want to teach you things without making you feel like s ...
 
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You may want to blast your cache on this one. OneLifeZeroContinues joins us on a packed to the rafters episode of indie games, vampire mummies, new releases, liars, educators, dataminers and nerds that like to show their ass. News: | Nintendo Indie World | Hades gets a Hugo Award nomination | RE Netflix Trailer | ESO Brings back Gideon | Dead by Da…
 
In which we talk about Andrew's deviancy. I mean, we talk about lootboxes being bad for people? Wait, WHAT? That can't be right! We're talking about lootboxes here! God, I wish someone had told me about all this. Also, finally, you can dial in just the right amount of racism and misogyny into your voice chats thanks to Intel. Let's-a-go! News: | Ga…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat it's all about Monster Hunter Rise as both Sandy and Matty are engrossed by the Nintendo Switch's latest exclusive. There's also some frustration with Outriders and a whole lot of news, including some weird happenings with E3. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/checkpointchat See our official website…
 
We might be fools, but we're not April Fools! We had a chat about April Fools jokes (not all gaming related) before moving on to actual news, about actual videogames. Cooking Mama is still being wild, the Aus Government is still a disappointment, and YouTube is doing weird things again. Also, Monster Hunter. News: | April Fools Jokes | Cooking Mama…
 
So I'm playing SSTR the whole time this podcast was happening, so that's a thing. IDK, I think it seems like everything went fine, podcast seemed to go well. Apparently we *checks notes* stopped doing the Inconsolables and we're starting a new podcast about Monster Hunter? Hold on, I need to write a strongly worded email about this. Oh and Six Days…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat it's all about hunting down some beasts as Sandy and Matty dive head-first in Monster Hunter Rise. The Formula 1 season is also kicking off and Sandy has some predictions, while Matty reveals his horrible watermelon opinions. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/checkpointchat See our official website:…
 
Good news everyone! RogueBX is back - both here and on Twitch! We have a many-tangented episode for you all this week - there's a lot going on! News: | Chrome LiveCaptions and Plugins | Red Candle Games Rappear On The Internet | Federation Chamber and Videogames | SQUENIX Showcase | Peer2Peer.live | Naughty Corner: | Activision Blizzard Fires More …
 
Uh so like my meds made a bit extra this week. Like it was kind of a fun episode but like yeah. We talked mostly about Twitch being shitty in a variety of ways and went on a bit of a leftist spree for a bit. News: | Game developers hate doors apparently | Naughty Corner: | Twitch adds a "just wanted a shoutout" option to sub refund survey | Twitch …
 
"Doom Guy, you son of a bitch!" This week on Checkpoint Chat, someone finally finished Sekiro, there's some Fights in Tight Spaces, and Mario 3D World is an all-time classic. Plus, Microsoft and Bethesda are finally family, and yes that means there will be exclusives. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/checkpointchat See our off…
 
Just the boys this week, as we have a bit of a discussion around Epic's new purchase, the furor surrounding Hogwarts Legacy, and much much more! Also Andrew finally tried Valheim and doesn't hate it, so that's something! News: | Mediatonic Bought by Epic | Elden Ring Trailer Leaked | hogwarts Legacy | Guilty Gear Strive Delayed | SMASH and Pyra | N…
 
Checkpoint is officially taking over, you can tell that we're sounding real professional on this one. Elliot is here to talk state of play, the tragedy of anthem and to say dirty dirty curse words News: | State of Play | Pokemon Direct | PSVR 2 who cares | Dragon Age isn't a going to be live service anymore | Naughty Corner: | Anthem Next Cancelled…
 
Exit light. Enter night. Take my hand. We're off to DMCA-land! News: | Nintendo Direct | Mortal Kombat Movie Trailer | No Man's Sky Update Announced | Blizzconline | Naughty Corner: | Metallica, Blizzcon and DMCA | Six Days in Fallujah | Why is this a thing? | Very Positive | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhc21Y0Xdw&feature=emb_logo INCONSOLABLE…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat the news has finally kicked into gear with announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct and BlizzCon 2021. Then the pair dive into Astral Chain, Sekiro, and even a touch of Minecraft. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpoint…
 
In a special epilogue episode the tables are turned as I sit down with Violet Berlin and she interviews me about the games that shaped my own life. We talk about blind runs of Alex Kidd, Tony Hawks Pro Skater as teenage therapy, why death wouldn't stand a chance against my Science Genius Girl, why I always skip the cutscenes, how far I was willing …
 
In which we discuss the CEO of Riot and is seemingly magic penis. Also E3 will probably die, and Sia really shouldn't represent autistic people ever. News: | Summer Games Fest Vs E3 CAGE MATCH | Bloodborne Mod released | A lot of casting news yay? | Naughty Corner: | CDPR got EPICALLY OWNED (airhorn) | Riot CEO Sued Sexual Harassment | Terraria on …
 
Consoles don’t really brag about bit ratings anymore. Growing up with games, the leaps between generations felt profound From 8 Bit to 16 Bit, to 32, to Nintendo 64! It was exciting. The last consoles to even mention it in their marketing were the Dreamcast and the Playstation 2. They were the 128 bit consoles. They were the end of an era. The same…
 
Hahahaha Activision bad. We managed to find 3 Naughty Corner stories about them in one week. THREE. Seriously? Aside from that, it looks like the writing's on the wall for Stadia, Randy Pitchford still exists, and something something Ass Effect. News: | Gearbox Bought by Embrace | Mass Effect Remaster Changes Camera Angles | Mass Effect Remaster Re…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, things get weird and spooky with a deep dive of The Medium, Sandy tries a bunch of performance patches on PS5, and Matty just loves punishing himself with Celeste. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpointchat.com/…
 
My guest today Julian 'Jaz' Rignall. A formative character in my life in games during his role as the editor for magazines like Mean Machines and CVG, Julian is the first guest I've spoken to on checkpoints that I did drawings of as a child. As well as reminiscing about the UK magazine scene of the eighties and nineties, we talk about growing up in…
 
So you know failing business Gamestop, well through the Lovecraftian horror magic that is the stock market. In fact in order to stop the raving masses of people that are *poor*, influencing the stock market, Robbin' Hood and friends have stopped people buy Game Stonks. It's a surreal capitalist hellscape that technically has a small element of gami…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, backlogs continue to be busted with discussions on Dishonored 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Yakuza 0, and more. Then, just what the hell is happening with GameStop?LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3VgSee our official website: https://www.checkpointchat.com/…
 
My guest today is Chris Bell, a game designer with a remarkable CV that includes thatgamecompany's Journey and the upcoming Sky, What Remains of Edith Finch, Way and 12 Minutes. As well as being an incredible designer Chris is also filled with stories. We talk growing up in Boston playing games in the Pala, that time he kicked a TV off the wall emu…
 
Are we sure we really want to escape the Village of Thirst? (yeah, probably) We have a good old chin-wag about the Resident Evil Village information released, and the demo. Then we (somehow) quickly cover the other news of the week - quite a bit of Naughty Corner this time around! News: | Resident Evil Showcase | Dead By Daylight Announced Colourbl…
 
Today I'm joined by Gabby DaRienzo and we have an incredibly lively and upbeat chat about death and video games. Gabby is the co-founder of Laundry Bear games. creator of the wonderful Mortician's Tale, and also the host of the Play Dead podcast where she speaks with fellow developers about death in video games. We each chat quite openly about our …
 
Welp, Cyberpunk came out over a month ago, and still we have people talking about how much CDPR screwed up. So naturally CDPR's own founder, Marcin Iwiński, and video game journalism hero, Jason Schrier, have both weighed with unsurprisingly different accounts. So let's talk about that shall we? Otherwise we have "indie" games, indie games, Starwar…
 
My guest today is Johnnemann Nordhagen - the creator of the incredible Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - and he has some wonderful stories to share. We talk spelling games in Colarado on an Apple IIe, learning to program in DOS, losing years in Discworld MUDs, how soothing Burnout Paradise can be and the genius of Kentucky Route Zero. We also hit …
 
Welcome to 2021! And uh... crap things are wild already... We have a little bit of a catchup about our breaks (though we're missing MrsL this week). Then, right back into tearing things to shreds! Andrew and Paul saw the Monster Hunter movie! Oddly enough, they wish they hadn't! PogChamp turned out to be a PogChump, and we also delve a little bit i…
 
My guest today is Ian Bogost, an award winning game designer and author of several books including Persuasive Games and Play Anything. He's also a contributing editor to the Atlantic magazine, the professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and an incredibly engaging and articulate podcast guest. We talk about how geek culture has become can…
 
Checkpoint Chat is BACK and bursting at the seams to discuss all the holiday gaming goodness, including Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, and, of course, more Bloodborne. Also, what happened to the Poggers dude? LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpointc…
 
My guests today are Ben Myres and Cukia ‘Sugar' Kimani, co-founders of South African based game studio Nyamakop, creators of the inventive 'Clay Doh' platformer Semblance. They are also excellent, inspiring company with an infectious passion for video games. We talk about their diverse paths to game development, from childhood where Ben assumed vid…
 
Thank you so much for spending a bit of your 2020 with us ^_^, here are some podcast highlights. See you Jan 12, 2021! THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME GUESTS - Callan from Game Train & Generozity -- https://twitter.com/Gametraintalk - Zac & Lachy from News2Reviews -- https://twitter.com/news2reviews - RowanCarmichael from Platforms and Pitfalls --https://…
 
My guest today is one of my favourite streamers of one of my favourite games, Dane McCappin AKA Dane Hearthstone. I first noticed Dane when his incredibly inventive and creative Hearthstone decks became a regular on highlight reels like Trolden. and I've become a big fan of his videos. His laconic and relaxed style of streaming has gained him a ded…
 
Awards time, baybee! This was initially simul-streamed on Andrew's, MrsLlante's, and Sammy's Twitches. Check them out over the break if you have a moment! Also, "highlight reel" episode next week. Have a happy and healthy holidays, stay safe, and see you all very soon! INCONSOLABLES LINKS | https://discord.gg/Ta4ygAw | https://apple.co/2oXMYJY | ww…
 
Alexis Doyle is an MD student at the Stanford School of Medicine. Before starting medical school, she worked at the Mississippi State Department of Health on a maternal health project and completed graduate studies in Medical Anthropology and Public Policy as a Rhodes Scholar. Alexis attended the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate, where …
 
My guest today is Iranian video game developer Mahdi Bahrami. Annoyingly young, Mahdi already has an incredible game under his belt with the release of Engare in 2017. A unique puzzle game inspired by Islamic art which also comes with a creation mode that reminds me of soothing afternoons of my youth spent making endless patterns with a spirograph.…
 
Benjamin Gibbs is a MD-PhD student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is currently working on his PhD in Pathology focusing on drug development for ovarian cancers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in chemistry and a minor in physics. Benjamin has been researching cancer since 2012. He is passionate ab…
 
Um so this was a weird episode. There was a 1920's section. Then like we explicitly said we wouldn't talk about Cyberpunk and then did? Also a talk about whether "Blind Playthrough" is ableist became a talk about multiculturalism and if we should stop saying "Happy Holidays"? I don't know. I played Twin Mirror? MrsL became Queen of France for a bit…
 
Samantha Scharenberg is a second year MD-PhD student at Stanford University. She did her undergraduate at Stanford. There, she studied lysosomal storage diseases at the laboratory of Dr Matthew Porteus (the legend). We talked about science and her research: lysosomal storage diseases; the use of genome-editing technologies, specifically CRISPR/Cas9…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat it's all about PlayStation exclusives again with Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls all wrapped up. Then with the Game Awards on the horizon, which nominees are going to take home the Keighley gold? LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website:…
 
My guest today is Dr Mark Johnson. Mark is a man of many talents, he's currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta where he mainly focuses on the intersection of money and games, particularly in relation to eSports and pro streamers. He's also the co-host of Roguelike Radio, creator of the gam…
 
We are idiot children. Anyway, this week we managed to get through the news of Game Pass and PS5 audio recording and Flash game archives and such fairly quickly. Quickly enough that we get Paul to talk about his experience with his unexpectedly early PS5 arrival! Meanwhile, Sam likes candles, MrsL is getting back on the Minecraft cart, and Andrew r…
 
I'm very excited to welcome Richard Garriott to the show. Sometimes known as Lord British, Richard is a video game trailblazer. As the creator of Ultima he helped forge a new genre in games, and with Ultima Online invented a whole new one. His latest, Shroud of the Avatar, was released just a few weeks ago and continues this storied tradition. As o…
 
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