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 show - plus additional conversations every single day! Catch up on the latest esports and gaming news with Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe.
Joe takes us through some of the latest headlines in the world of esports and gaming. But Overwatch League is making a lot of noise as we approach the weekend. They announced a pre-season that's not really a pre-season. 5 days worth of events. Plus, we check in with Norris who got to attend the…
Despite having stellar years with huge profits, Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive and Activision-Blizzard have seen stock prices fall 10%-13%. Analysts predicted this would happen as Fortnite started to rise. Plus, Joe had a new segment called ‘Reset the Bracket’ where we catch you up on what you should be watching in the esports world.
We sit down and talk with Andrew Blanchard about esports in Michigan. Plus, we asked our fans if they could be a pro in any video game which game would they choose?
The crew are joined by Sarahscopic for this weeks biggest news headlines from both the esports industry and gaming world. Plus, Joe, Robbie and Sarah talk about Kingdom Hearts 3.
It was a super busy weekend for esports! The guys start off with the insane Super Smash Bros action at Genesis 6. Then the Checkpoint XP crew gets you ready for Season 2 of the Overwatch League set to kick off February 14th 2019. And finally - a look back at the League action of…
The guys talk about one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Plus, they discuss some of their favorite video game myths.
Metro Exodus is now an Epic Store exclusive and Steam users are not happy about it. Is the start of a PC storefront war reminiscent of the console wars? Plus, Joe gives us the latest headlines in news and has a list of 10 games developed by a single person.
With the NALCS officially started Joe and Norris walk us through some of the big headlines out of that scene. Plus, Sarah joins us to serve as the voice of the people for our social media question. This week we asked what classic games have you never picked up.
Sarah joins us as always for the latest headlines out of the esports and gaming industries. Plus, we talk with John Oliveira from the New England Revolution about the eMLS.
The Checkpoint crew talk about what kept the busy over the weekend, including a lengthy discussion on Bill Maher. Plus, they all look back on what made Final Fantasy XI, the first Final Fantasy MMO so magic and try to decipher why it’s making a comeback (It can’t all be Ninja!). Finally, Joe brings back…
Besides checking in on the latest news headlines we also talk about what the NCAA thinks of esports. Plus, if you had to get someone interested in video games what three games would you suggest they play?
We take a look at some of the big headlines coming out of the esports and gaming scenes. Plus, an Overwatch tournament experiments with picks and bans and they're not the only ones.
We start today off with a game called 'The Last Word', but this time Joe gets to play as well. Plus, we take a look at how the Government shutdown may affect Overwatch League. Finally, after asking what games you buy over and over again, we read your responses to our social media question.
The crew talk about their weekends which includes Dungeons and Dragons, the joy's of home ownership and Documentaries. Plus, the latest headlines in news and gaming. We also bring you a list of the hottest releases coming in February.
A week long battle that took over 11 months to plan led to an epic mark in EVE Online's history. We talk about how other games could possibly capture this same type of magic.
PUBG has outlined the plans for their 2019 season of play and it all starts in February. In addition to some of the latest news headlines in the industry, the crew also talk about the history of Star Wars games, the good and the bad.
Narratives are an important factor in video games, but what benefits does a game have when players help drive that narrative? Plus, we asked you what game you're most looking forward to this year.
Sarah joins us as usual as we get caught up on the latest in esports and gaming. Plus, Joe walks us through a preview of what to expect for the upcoming NALCS.
The Checkpoint crew give an update on whats been keeping them busy over the weekend. Plus, we look ahead to the big events of 2019 and what major esports events you can look forward too.
The ESA has recently opened a dialogue with the World Health Organization about Video Game addictions being classified as a mental disorder. Plus, Joe creates a new game using the latest products from CES 2019.
The crew talk about the changing nature of the meta in esports and how it affects different levels of play. Plus the latest in esports and gaming news.
The Overwatch esports scene had a big controversy over the Holidays about a player named "Ellie", the crew break it all down. Plus, we asked our listeners what their gaming goals for 2019 are.
Sarahscopic takes us through the latest in esports and gaming news. Plus Joe has more gaming proposals for us to vote on.
Over this past weekend most of the crew found out what it means to be adults. Plus, Nate Nanzer and Mark Cuban talk about the ups and downs of esports on Twitter. Analysts also put in their predictions for the 2019 gaming industry.
The crew tackle some heavy topics on this episode, including the increasing amount of Activision Executives joining Blizzard. A controversy also arises in Overwatch Contenders. Plus, MrDeadMoth returns to Twitch and is banned again.
After a long holiday break the crew talk about what kept them busy going into the new year. Plus, esports and gaming news catches you up on the latest headlines.
The crew got a directive from their producers that they had to do an awards show. So, Checkpoint XP presents the Obligatories. The best and worst of 2018.
Joe takes on a walk down memory lane as we review the year we've had at Checkpoint. Plus, we cover the latest in both gaming and esports news.
After 2 Milly started his lawsuit against Epic for using his dance, two more celebrities have joined suite. Plus we asked our social media what video game they would like to see adapted to film or tv.
Sarah joins the guys once again for the biggest headlines in Gaming and Esports news. Plus, Joe takes us back through 2018 for the biggest developer fails of the year.
The guys talk about their weekend off and how it was a nice change of pace. Plus, the Chinese scene for esports and gaming gets a bit more dicey. Norris also takes us through the final results of the Capcom Cup.
We round up the weekly news in both gaming and esports before talking about Blizzard putting an end to competitive Heroes of the Storm. Plus, did the 15 most anticipated games of 2018 live up to their hype?
Esports has started to take hold in High Schools around the USA and now opportunities for even younger kids are popping up. Plus, what is the trashiest game you just can't keep from going back to?
We return to Sarah at the news desk for Gaming and Esports update. Plus, we had a chance to sit down with Nicole Carpenter of Dotesports to talk about Overwatch.
This weekend played part to two big events for the Checkpoint Crew. Norris and Robbie attended the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup, while Nate and Joe attended an event with the Detroit Renegades. They also talk about the Game Awards and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
With the Game Awards coming up fast, the crew wanted to do their own predictions on who deserves to win. Plus, more news from both gaming and esports!
We asked our listeners what they thought of the FTC investigation into loot boxes, we also asked a lawyer! Plus, Fortnite is coming out with a new mode that will change the face of the game.
Sarahscopic joins the crew at the news desk for gaming and esports news. Plus, Joe has a chance to sit down with Jonas Jerebko, owner of the Detroit Renegades.
Blizzard seems to have the magic touch when it comes to competitive games, but why is that? Plus, Nintendo relaxes it's guidelines around partnered content. Lastly, could AI have made another huge leap in helping us make video games?
With the Federal Trade Commission finally taking a hard look at Loot Boxes, what could the future of the industry look like? Plus, the Crew helps build a real holiday wishlist!
We asked our listeners what they had at the top of their holiday wish list. Plus, the crew has been heavy into Fallout 76, so what happened next...was pretty inevitable.
Along with both esports and gaming news, the Checkpoint Crew sit down with NotE of the Boston Uprising about his time in the OWL. Plus, an interview with Arnold Hur of GenG Esports.
The crew start today with what went down over their respective Holiday weekend. Spoilers, it was a lot of Fallout 76. Plus, they tackle review culture and how it's poisoned parts of the industry. Joe brings back a recent game, but it all gets turned around on him.
Gaming and Esports news today on Checkpoint Daily, plus our next list is one we hope Santa takes notice of and could Season 2 of the OWL bring with it conflicts of interest?
Sony leaves E3, the Military join the esports world and Black Friday sales are announced. Today on Checkpoint Daily we talk the good, the bad and the ugly.
After finally having spent significant time with Fallout 76, the entire crew discuss their experiences. Plus, what game surprised us and our viewers the most.
Joe returns from the Rocket League Championship Series having spent some time with winners Cloud9, as well as one of Psyonix’s VIPs. We also pay tribute to the late Stan Lee.
With Joe still absent from his weekend to the RLCS, Nate, Robbie and Norris talk about their weekend as per normal Monday procedure. They also dive into the Microsoft X018 showcase, which has been MIA for the past 5 years.
Youtube makes headlines banning a content creator based more on reactionary comments than content. Plus an official Blizzard stream in South Korea uses blackface. And Joe reports in from the RLCS.
The crew discuss the departure of Hajime Tabata from Square Enix and their reported $33 million loss. Plus, Esquire releases the best REAL video games of all time. And what would a marraige between esports and music look like.