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I am a writer and broadcaster specialising in video games and technology, and the resident video game expert on BBC 5 live and Sky News. My work has appeared in Wired, The Independent and The Telegraph, and I regularly comment for outlets such as CNN, Yahoo! and The Metro. I also have experience hosting gaming events at BAFTA, MCM Expo and the London IMAX. Prior to this, I also launched the websites CNET and GameSpot in the UK, editing GameSpot for four years. Under my leadership, it became ...
 
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.
 
Breaking down the latest gaming news, history, and culture every week. Plus chiptune & video game music, industry interviews, and other cool features from the gaming world! If you like the Kinda Funny Gamescast, Giant Bombcast, Retronauts, Kotaku Splitscreen, What's Good Games, or Completely Unnecessary Podcast, you'll enjoy this show. Hosted by 1Pvs2P.com editors Ryan & Taylor Reeh.
 
Nintentalk is a new Podcast about Nintendo. It brings you the latest news and reviews straight to your hard drive. Every week we bring you a review exclusive to the "UK", and we also bring you many weekly segments including Link's Listener Challenge, Viewtiful Joe's Joke of the Week and Mario's Memory!
 
The gaming people who brought you A Winner Is You return in their new guise of GAMERTRON. New name, same good ol' fashioned video game chat. Join us weekly for what we've been playing, terrible fan fiction readings and quizzes, as well our special Top 10 and Game Club episodes every month. It's the ultimate podcast for the total gamer. Enjoy, and get in touch with us at twitter.com/UKGamertron or on Facebook at facebook.com/Gamertron
 
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This week the gang breaks down all the latest gaming news including: 0:00 - Microsoft buys ZeniMax and Bethesda. 23:13 - Xbox's new mobile controller. 41:51 - Among Us dominates streaming. 54:14 - Billie Joel Teaches History: Red China Edition Red China Doc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfFipHY_EY&t=326s Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Matthew teaches you how to lie with all of his experience in Among Us, while Sandy desperately tries to escape hell in Hades. Also, How aggressive is that PS5 pricing? Damn!LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3VgSee our official website: https://www.checkpointchat.com/…
 
Lots of games, lots of news, it's another episode of Video Game Small Talk! We talk Crusader Kings 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater remake, Wasteland 3, WRC 9, Control and Hope goes through a few of the PAX indie demos coming out of PAX Online. Plus there's news (nothing on the PlayStation 5 announcement, though that price isn't bad, eh?) on the Xbox anno…
 
This week Steve Saylor drops in to discuss accessibility in gaming including: 0:00 - The state of accessibility in next gen consoles. 22:35 - Jon Smith has some beef with next gen controllers. 34:05 - PS5 price predictions. 42:32 - PS5 chip availability and stock issues. 56:50 - Possible life on Venus because farts! Check out more of Steve right he…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Matty and Sandy suit-up in Marvel's Avengers, Sandy finds comfort in Minecraft Dungeons, and Matty has finally finished Spider-Man. Also, we FINALLY have some next-gen console prices! LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpoint…
 
1Pvs2P.com editor Ryan Reeh talks about being on the bubble of next-generation console releases - the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Plus, Ryan shares his quick impressions of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary event and games he’s played in 2020 so far. Our sources, music credits, and other show notes on all episodes a…
 
This week Ryan and Matt from Achievement Hunter drop in to discuss the latest gaming news including: 0:00 - One For Now, One For Later! 17:45 - XBOX Series S leak details! 34:45 - Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart announcements! 54:35 - Mario 3D All Stars collection hopes and fears. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitte…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Sandy checks in with cozy puzzler The Last Campfire and relaxing management sim Spiritfarer, while Matty shreds nostalgia with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Remaster. Plus, Mario is having a birthday! LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://ww…
 
This week the gang discusses all the big announcements from Gamescom 2020 plus: 0:00 - What the hell is Gamescom 2020? 27:45 - Next Gen means more than just graphics. 43:00 - Ghostrunner news. 57:35 - Mount Up 4 Morbius. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/adamkovic Tshirts n stuff…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Sandy goes fast in Project Cars 3, Matty has claimed glory as one of a few players to ever finish PogoStuck, and the pair break down the long and exciting opening to Gamescom. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpointchat.com…
 
This week the gang discusses those new Nintendo Switch rumors plus: 0:00 - Does GDQ work from home? 14:05 - DC FanDome, Arkham Knights, and Suicide Squad. 29:45 - New Switch console and games coming in 2121! 46:45 - Exsqueeze Me? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/adamkovic Tshirt…
 
We've got a HUGE episode for you with bumper-to-bumper games and news. James got his hands on Microsoft Flight Simulator and flew home while also spending some time with Risk of Rain 2 and Skater XL, Hope gushes about Spiritfarer; a management game that deals in loss and death, and Patrick shares his thoughts on Necrobarista and Final Fantasy XIV a…
 
This week the gang breaks down the latest in gaming news plus: 0:00 - Adam's cat problems. 14:13 - Fortnite pulled off Apple and Google stores. 38:00 - Ghost of Tsushima co-op mode coming. 54:38 - What we want to happen to our corpses. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/adamkovic https://twitter.com/jameswill…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Matty has a glowing review for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice while pulling his hair out over Pogostuck. Sandy is exploring Mass Effect Andromeda and getting his feet wet with Final Fantasy XIV. Also, HALO INFINITE GOT DELAYED? LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See ou…
 
This week the gang discusses all the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Halo Infinite delayed to 2121. 18:40 - Will the quarantine gaming sales bump last? 33:43 - XBOX Series X Lockhart leaks. 41:53 - Hackers try to ruin Fall Guys. 51:54 - Twitch Prime becomes Prime Gaming. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Sandy and Matty waddle to victory in Fall Guys. Sandy checks in on Horizon Zero Dawn's disappointing PC port, while Matty is pleasantly surprised by his time with the Avengers Beta, LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JuKVgScoMHioSlHotN3Vg See our official website: https://www.checkpointch…
 
This week Time Gettys drops in to discuss the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Console war battle lines: Boxes vs Subscriptions. 29:00 - PS5 controller hassles. 37:50 - Spider-Man only playable on PS5. 51:15 - Salary dispute troubles at Blizzard. 1:00:15 - A super secret surprise final segment! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/james…
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Sandy and Matty share their stories of surviving giant spiders in Grounded, and how great the Obsidian game is already. Matty checks in with Hellblade and Paper Mario, while Sandy is revisiting Halo 2 and punching some grunts, Check out our YouTube page to LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE if you want: https://www.youtube.com/channel…
 
This week, the gang discusses all the latest in gaming news including: 0:00 - Nintendo Gigaleak 25:02 - Next Gen Console and Games Breakdown 40:38 - Ex-squeeze Me?! WTF News 52:48 - Checkin' in w/ the Funhaus Gang Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/charalanahzard Tshirts n stuff: …
 
This week on Checkpoint Chat, Sandy lives out a horror fantasy with Carrion, while Matty checks in with a martial arts teddy bear in Pokemon: Isle of Armor, deceives some friends in Unfortunate Spacemen, and stretches his arms with Min-Min in Super Smash Bros. The pair also dive deep into that uneven Xbox Games Showcase. Follow and rate us on Spoti…
 
This week, tech reviewer Frank Passalacqua drops in to talk about the latest in gaming gear including: 0:00 - Cool tech under $50. 19:00 - His fancy new Samsung Odyssey monitor. 26:42 - Ps5 release date, video podcasts on Spotify, and new Nvidia cards. 52:00 - Billy Joel teaches history Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elysewillems https:/…
 
There's more small talk to be had about video games! James digs into the No Man's Sky Desolation update and tells us all about his time with F1 2020, Hope digs into her time with the Pokemon Sword expansion, and Patrick enjoys scalping the rich in Hitman 2. Plus there's Xbox news, Ubisoft news and lots of other news, too.…
 
Next-gen AAA game prices could balloon to $70 default pricing at launch. But will gamers open their wallets or seek alternatives? Plus, we look back at the games that brought us joy during summers gone, and introducing "One for Now, One for Later," where we share what we're playing now as well as the upcoming games we're hyped for. Follow us on Twi…
 
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