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Checkpoint XP is the first nationally syndicated radio show for esports and video games. The Checkpoint XP Daily Podcast is the Monday - Friday recordings that comprise the national radio show - plus additional conversations every single day! Stay up to date on pro League of Legends, PUBG, Overwatch and the biggest esports leagues. Be a part of the biggest discussions in esports like The International, or the Fornite World Cup with this interactive live podcast at our Twitch page twitch.tv/c ...
 
The Checkpoint XP Podcast is ready to be a favorite of every self-proclaimed gamer, geek, nerd! From the minds of the Checkpoint XP Crew comes a podcast conversation that focuses on gaming pop culture topics near and dear to gamers like the latest season of Stranger Things, Black Mirror and all things Netflix, the best and worst TV intros of all time, or movies like Detective Pikachu or the latest Star Wars movie and giving you behind the scenes peek at Checkpoint XP on the road from PAX Eas ...
 
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Robbie Landis and Norris Howard of Checkpoint XP bring you the hottest takes from the world of Overwatch and the Overwatch League with their bi-weekly podcast Low Team Damage! Robbie and Norris break down all of the roster moves in the league, how changes in the game affect the pro scene as well as who are the top players around the league. The daring duo of LTD never forgets about casual players though as each patch, developer update and new character added gets in-depth discussion and theo ...
 
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Video Games have always been about exploration and finding hidden secrets or easter eggs. We talk about some of our favorite moments of personal discovery in games. Plus, Joe and Norris gives us the rundown on what’s happening in League of Legends Worlds and where the North American teams are at. Finally, Joe’s getting hyped about the new upcom ...…
 
The crew of Checkpoint XP have been together and creating content for nearly 15 years. For this week's episode, Norris is out on vacation and Joe is out sick, so we rope Chadd into joining us for this episode. We take a look at the state of podcasts today and how far they’ve come. Looking back at the almost 15 years of podcasting, we talk about ...…
 
Kotaku put out a recent feature talking about some of the crazy lengths mobile game designers go to collect data from it’s users. Plus, a european cosplayer has her costume banned from a competition for doing black face. Finally, we debuted a new segment we’re calling Nailed It or Failed It.By Checkpoint XP.
 
Riot Games is currently celebrating 10 years of League of Legends and boy, do they know how to celebrate. They’ve announced several new games in development including; a tactical shooter, a fighting game, a trading card game and mobile versions of both League of Legends and Team Fight Tactics. We also take a look at a list of the 20 scariest ga ...…
 
The Internet was stunned earlier this week when Fortnite had seemingly ‘ended’ in a Black Hole sucking up the entire map. Eventually, when the game came back online, players were treated to Fortnite Chapter 2, the newest season that some players are saying feels like the early days of Fortnite. We also cover the biggest headlines in gaming and ...…
 
It all started with the Diablo Mobile at Blizzcon 2018, included lay-offs, Activision CEOs, rumored sequels and now the Blitzchung suspension. Blizzard has not had the best year. Plus, if the gaming world had a Mount Rushmore who would you put on it? We also talk about the ballooning size of games and the hard drive space required to download i ...…
 
Joining the likes of Bernie Sanders and the UK House of Lords, President Donald Trump aired his most recent rally on Twitch.tv. We talk about the possible future of politics on twitch and what that could mean. Plus, Robbie found a list of the top 10 worst video game movies of all time...and there are a lot of them. We also sit down with Sam Nel ...…
 
We talk about what makes a great boss battle theme song and we list some of the best of all time. We also talk about the horror genre and decide which medium does it better, movies or video games? And finally with League of Legends Worlds starting up, Norris and Joe decide their picks for whose going to make it all the way.…
 
Last year as we approached the Holiday season we decided to make a holiday wish list for the year. Today, we take a look back and see what came true and what didn’t. We also talk about where esports sits in the eyes of the mainstream media with Andy Miller, CEO of the San Francisco Shock appearing on Squawk Alley and Super and Sinatraa on Jimmy ...…
 
A Hearthstone player in on stream voiced his support for Hong Kong’s liberation and as a result was banned and lost his winnings. It’s brought up an interesting conversation about politics place in esports. We also cover the biggest headlines coming out of the gaming scene and the esports industry. Plus, we debuted a new segment called ‘Retro R ...…
 
Epic Games the creators of Fortnite are being sued for knowingly creating a game that is as addictive as drugs. Also, after seeing the Joker movie and then participating in some annoying debates on social media, Robbie wished he had never seen it to begin with. This led us to ask, does Social Media just ruin everything? Plus, Joe brings us anot ...…
 
With the Joker movie set to release the director, known for movies like Due Date or the Hangover trilogy, says he’s given up comedy because of Woke and PC culture. Has comedy changed in recent years? Is the problem with comics, the audience the material...or is there even a problem at all? Finally, what is comedy’s place in video games? When do ...…
 
Technology has come so far and become so readily available and easy to use that children have access to tablets, smart phones, computers and consoles. Is the idea of going out to play becoming dated? Germany has introduced a new bill that could make them a future destination for esports athletes and streamers and caused us to ask what role gove ...…
 
We start off today talking about a recent patent from Sony that’s come to light. It got us thinking about what kinds of innovations we’d like to see in the next generation of gaming. Plus, Joe found a list that goes back to 1971 naming the most popular games for each year. We also got a chance to talk to Grizzly Mug about their documentary “Aga ...…
 
Over the weekend Robbie got to attend the Overwatch League Grand Finals and Joe and Norris got to attend Twitchcon 2019, we break down each of those events. Plus, Joe walks us through some of the biggest headlines in gaming and esports including the return of Evil Geniuses to the LCS. Plus, we asked our social media followers what their biggest ...…
 
This weekend will play host to Twitchcon 2019 and the Overwatch League Grand Finals. Norris and Nate are flying out to San Diego for Twitchcon while Robbie heads to Philly for the Grand Finals. Everyone talks about their plans while Joe has to stay at home and hold down the office. We also play a game of Spot the Fake where we compare tradition ...…
 
With less than a week til the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals, Robbie and Norris break down the small differences between the two teams playing for the title. The Vancouver Titans and the San Francisco Shock are as equal as two teams can possibly be and the result should be a true testament to the competitive nature of the league. They also ...…
 
Joe sits down at the news desk for the day to bring us the biggest headlines from the gaming industry such as the French Court's ruling that Steam must allow games to be sold. We also take a look at the big stories unfolding in the esports world including the Overwatch League Grand Finals and the road to Worlds for League of Legends. We also br ...…
 
With some busy weekends coming up, we take the time to talk about what we’ve been doing in the limited amount of free time we’ve had. We also take a look at CNET’s list of 15 Games That Won’t Rot Your Kids Brains, spoilers, no game does that. We also asked our social media followers what game they’d like to see re-imagined the way Final Fantasy ...…
 
The Disney+ streaming service has released a list of all the content that will be available at launch, between movies, series and original content the number sits around 850. We talk about how this measures up to other streaming services and what the future of streaming will look like if media companies keep breaking up their content into diffe ...…
 
As more and more games are made availible through subscription services or digital downloads, does it make sense to pay full price for something you dont really own? And at what point will an esports athlete or streamer become so well known they reach true celebrity status? Joe also brings us a list courtesy of The Guardian boasting the top 50 ...…
 
Red Bull Gaming put out a documentary about OG in DOTA2 and it’s got us asking why there aren’t more films and series about esports. What other stories from esports history deserve to be told? Joe also brings another round of the Better Bargain to the show. Plus, we look ahead to see what games are coming out next month that we should be gettin ...…
 
PlayVS is a program that’s helping to tackle High School Esports and they’re set to do a phenomenal job at doing so. With season one set to start in October, over 13,000 schools are on the waitlist. For comparison, 14,600 schools participate in football programs. We talk about the impact esports could have on High Schools. Plus, we talk about t ...…
 
Robbie and Norris talk about what it took for the Vancouver Titans and the San Francisco Shock to get to where they are. On September 29th in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center, the two teams will go head to head to determine the Champion of the 2019 Overwatch League.By Checkpoint XP.
 
On today's show we visit Joe at the newsdesk to get the latest headlines in the gaming and esports industries. Like Ash Ketchum finally winning a League Championship title in the anime. Or the controversy surrounding the esports scene in Japan where a Street Fighter V winner gave up most of his winnings in protest of JeSU rules. Plus we ask our ...…
 
With Joe and Norris back in studio, we start by playing catch up with the news out of the Tokyo Game Show. We also talk about the Call of Duty esports scene now that all the franchise slots have been announced. We also talk about how games are becoming increasingly more realistic gameplay wise.By Checkpoint XP.
 
Joe and Norris spent 3 days out at the Esports Business Summit and got all kinds of interviews and content. On this episode of the podcast they talk to Michael Brooks the Executive Director for NACE, Andy Maisner the President of TV Pro Gear and Norris and Joe talk about Gears of War competitiveBy Beasley Media Group.
 
The Esports Business Summit may be wrapped up and done, but we've still got tons of content from it. Joe and Norris talk about the LCS Gauntlet tournament. Plus, they get a chance to sit down with Matt Edelman of Super League Gaming and Felix Lahaye the CEO of United Esports.By Checkpoint XP.
 
At their final day at the Esports Business Summit, Joe and Norris bring us interviews with; Zach Wigal the founder of the charity Gamer's Outreach, Matt Archambault from Riot Games, Podcast host Lisa Foils from '...and a bag of chips!" and Joshua Kell the CEO of Horizon AVL.By Checkpoint XP.
 
For Day 2 at the Esports Business Summit Joe and Norris got to talk to several key players behind major organizations making the industry tick. Including; Bennett Newsome the Esports Strategist for Full Sail University, Mark Deppe the Director of Esports at UCI, Colin Smith the President of 704 Games, Justin Dellario the Head of Twitch Esports ...…
 
For Day 1 of the Esports Business Summit, Joe and Norris start off talking about some of the changes to the Esports Business Summit from last year. They also sit down with Megan Kucynski, Managing Director of the Esports Business Summit. They also have a chance to speak with Jacob "PR" Arce, a Gears of War 5 Caster. Finally, they talk about the ...…
 
Norris and Joe are out of the studio this week for the Esports Business Summit, so we’re joined by Chuck Bean of Nerd Radio. We catch up with Chuck about how he’s living the Checkpoint XP Studios and what he’s been doing recently. We also preview several categories of the Tempest Awards, set to take place at the Esports Business Awards. You can ...…
 
Ric Flair has recently trademarked ‘The Man’ and is suing Vince McMahon and the WWE, but not for the reason you’d think...Nate, Joe and Norris take a walk down their wrestling memory lane talking about everything from the Mantaur to Conspiracy Theory Victim Chris Jericho and Robbie was there too, I guess.…
 
The Overwatch League is one of the few esports scenes using traditional Nielsen Metrics to track their viewers, something that’s been a book for them when competing for non-endemic sponsorship. We talk about how this has affected their success and what it could mean for the future. Norris also hosts a game of his creation called ‘Who Dat Charac ...…
 
Nintendo dropped another Direct the other day and it was a big one. Overwatch on the Switch, Smash DLC characters, SNES virtual console and much more! Plus, with the Tokyo Game Show just around the corner, we talk about what we’re likely to see and what we’re most excited about. Joe also has another round of Spot the Fake for us.…
 
Counter-Strike is one of the oldest esports scenes in the industry and has always operated a bit differently from leagues like Overwatch or League of Legend. Dreamhack and the ESL are teaming up to form the CS:GO Open Circuit. We also talk about the launch of World of Warcraft Classic and if the popularity of the launch could actually be eviden ...…
 
Robbie and Norris break down the chances of each team in the play offs of going all the way to the Championship match. From the 2018 Champions the London Spitfire to the newcomers like the Vancouver Titans, which team has the potential to take it all in the Overwatch League Grand Finals.By Checkpoint XP.
 
Joe brings us the latest headlines from the gaming world including; Blizzard developing Overwatch 2, 300k people watching World of Warcraft Classic and many others. We also check in on the biggest headlines from the esports industry such as 100 Thieves passing on the Call of the Duty league, the Overwatch League play-in stage results and ESL an ...…
 
Video Games and Technology proliferate a majority of our life in today's society. There are a lot of people who use such things to decompress or de-stress. For the Checkpoint Crew and many others in the gaming and esports industry gaming is also work and there needs to be other ways to decompress when even games are stressful. So, the guys talk ...…
 
Last year the studio behind popular games like The Wolf Among Us or The Walking Dead, TellTale Games suddenly went bankrupt leaving fans and employees alike confused, heartbroken and with more questions than answers. Well, now it’s back but under completely new management. We also talk about esports organization 100 Thieves choosing not to ente ...…
 
Nate brings us a video from Unilad that shows a 15 year old boy being arrested for making threats online, his mother argues they were jokes he heard playing games. We talk about taking responsibility for both our actions and inactions in the gaming space. We also discuss Complexity dropping their entire DOTA2 roster following The International ...…
 
Norris returns from his absence and gives us his opinion on the Overwatch League 2020 Season Schedule. They also break down the upcoming Play In stages for the League, predicting who they think will win each round and go on to join the top 6 seeded teams on the road to the Grand Finals. They also talk about how Sigma may affect the meta going i ...…
 
This week in the gaming world we talk about headlines such as Sony purchasing Insomniac Games, the Mortal Kombat movie’s casting, Star Citizen and their crazy ship prices and more. On the esports side of things we talk about OG winning their second International in DOTA2, Complexity dropping their entire DOTA2 line-up, the finalized roster for ...…
 
Over the weekend Riot Games and League of Legends visited Detroit MI for the LCS Summer Split. The crew talk about their experiences at the event and how it stacks up to other live events. Plus, Rick Fox and League of Legends are taking center stage on HBO’s Ballers, which stars The Rock as a Sports Agents. The crew discuss how esports are port ...…
 
Nerd Radio is a podcast about all things nerdy by James Campbell and Chuck Bean. We talk to each of them about their geeky histories and all thing nerdy.By Beasley Media Group.
 
This weekend is playing host to the LCS Summer Split Finals in Detroit, Michigan. We’re joined first by Devin Murphy of the LCS as he talks to about what it takes to put on an event as big as the LCS Summer Split Finals. We also bring in Noah Smith, contributing writer for the Washington Post to talk to him about a recent story of his. He also ...…
 
With the success of World of Warcraft Classic, we have to ask the burning question...could anyone else get away with it? Could other MMOs stand to create specialized servers for various era’s of their games? Plus, Joe brings us a new list, this time we’re talking about the top 10 video game weapons of all time. We’re also joined by a special gu ...…
 
With Norris out of town for the week, Robbie is joined by Nate from the Checkpoint XP Daily Show. They discuss the sweep meta change of the 2-2-2 Role Lock from a viewers perspective and if going from one Meta to the other does anything for the excitement of the league. Plus, with the Overwatch League 2020 Season Schedule now confirmed and set ...…
 
We are joined by special guest and friend of the show Bryan Reedy aka Mr Advantage of Gamer Advantage. He joins us to talk about the huge announcements and reveals out of Gamescom 2019 in Germany, including Death Stranding from Hideo Kojima and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VIII Remaster. Joe also subjects to another one of his games, this time i ...…
 
Some fans at the International this year complained that the crowd was too quiet when non-Chinese teams were on the stage and too loud when the Chinese teams were on the stage. Do esports fans not know how sports work? We also talk about what the 2020 Overwatch League Schedule is going to look like because it’s a far cry from what we’ve been us ...…
 
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