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Join Steven and Jason as they delve into the world of video games. And sometimes Magic: The Gathering.

Checkmate Arcade Podcast Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley

    • Video Games
    • 4.1 • 19 Ratings

Join Steven and Jason as they delve into the world of video games. And sometimes Magic: The Gathering.

    CAP 236 - Preorder Wars

    CAP 236 - Preorder Wars

    We kick off the show by talking about Jason's preorder games. Then we get into Jason's Magic TCG happenings and tournament fun. Of course we dip into gaming with titles such as Shaq Fu for the Genisis, the NES Jaws, Madden NFL 2018, Fire Emblem Heroes, Hearthstone, the Dragon Quest Heroes 2 demo, the Vikings: Wolves of Midgard demo, the Danganronpa 3 demo, Pokemon Sun, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Wild Guns Reloaded, 8-bit Adventure Anthology, Minecraft Xbox One Edition, Gwent, Resident Evil Revelations, Overwatch, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, XCOM: Enemy Within, MLB The Show 2018, Halo Wars 2, Ni No Kuni 2, and Monster Hunter: World. Plus Jason has a quick rant at the end of the episode.

    • 2 hr 40 min
    CAP 235 - Car Stories and Cooking

    CAP 235 - Car Stories and Cooking

    Jason leads off with some reminiscing about his old car that was traded in and some more Magic tournament talk. Then we hit up the games we've been playing. The ton of games we talk about include Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Call of Duty: World War 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Madden NFL 2018, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, Hand of Fate, Destiny 2, The Evil Within 2, Ys 8, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Nier: Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Fire Emblem Heroes, PokeMon Sun, Picross e7, and Battle Chef Brigade. Plus, Steven has a little surprise near the end of the show. It's a fun one this episode, so hop in and enjoy the ride.

    Show Notes
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    Opening Song (Champagne Funk by: Brock Berrigan)

    • 2 hr 32 min
    CAP 234 - A Classic in the Making

    CAP 234 - A Classic in the Making

    We once again begin with a rundown of Jason's Magic card playing and some changes to his entertainment center setup. Then we swing into all the games we've been playing. Such as Saturday Morning RPG, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the Dex demo, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Madden NFL 2018, Call of Duty: World War 2, Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, the Super Nintendo Classic, Fire Emblem Warriors, Overwatch, XCOM: Enemy Within, and Hand of Fate. Plus Jason has a surprise to tease Steven with on this magic filled episode.

    Show Notes
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    Opening Song (Champagne Funk by: Brock Berrigan)

    • 2 hr 35 min
    CAP 233 - The 13th Beta Enemy

    CAP 233 - The 13th Beta Enemy

    This episode Jason starts off by teasing Steven with a tidbit about Amazon Prime. Then we get into some Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Undertale, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Friday the 13th, Batman: The Telltale Series season 1 & 2, the CoD: WW2 beta, Overwatch, the Diablo 3 free weekend, Marvel Heroes Omega, Madden NFL 2018, Gears of War 4, Stardew Valley, Pokemon Sun, the Destiny 2 beta, and XCOM: Enemy Within. Plus we have the games coming soon for the rest of the year. Hop on by for a grand old time.

    Show Notes
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    Opening Song (Champagne Funk by: Brock Berrigan)
    -Jason's play through of Telltale's Batman: www.youtube.com/msuhitman
    -The Madden NFL 2017 Prime deal: https://twitch.amazon.com/prime/loot/madden

    • 2 hr 46 min
    CAP 232 - Magic Fire Iron

    CAP 232 - Magic Fire Iron

    We kick off the episode with some retro game and console hunting stories from Jason. Then we discuss Jason's trip to GP Vegas and more Magic pre-releases. But of course we talk plenty of games like The Room 2, Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon Sun, Magic Duels, Overwatch, Mafia 3, Doom! (2016), Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Stardew Valley, Injustice 2, the Marvel VS Capcom Infinite demo, Street Fighter 5, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Persona 5, the Gwent open beta, Marvel Heroes Omega, and Ironcast.

    Show Notes
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    Opening Song (Champagne Funk by: Brock Berrigan)
    -NES Dog Bone Controller: https://www.google.com/search?q=nes+dogbone+controller&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9pJzAivvUAhXEQCYKHZ3wAvIQsAQITw&biw=1680&bih=944
    -The Fire Emblem Echoes DLC Explained: https://fireemblemechoes.nintendo.com/dlc/
    -Jason's Street Fighter 5 clip: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Q8kUSg1oTDM

    • 3 hr 19 min
    CAP 231 - The Wildlands of Andromeda

    CAP 231 - The Wildlands of Andromeda

    This episode kicks off with Jason covering his Magic: The Gathering trials and tribulations since last episode. After that we talk more cards with Hearthstone and Magic Duels. Then we talk about some grinding in Dragon Quest 8, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem dlc, amiibo prices, the new 2DS model, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Overwatch, Madden NFL 2017 card trading, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Gears of War 4, Hitman Go, some Jackbox Party Pack games, 1/2 Switch, and Stardew Valley. Plus we cover what we did at PAX East 2017 this year.

    Show Notes
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    Opening Song (Champagne Funk by: Brock Berrigan)
    -Grand Prix Vegas: http://grandprixvegas.com/
    -Fire Emblem Echoes dlc: https://www.destructoid.com/fire-emblem-echoes-is-getting-a-45-season-pass-in-addition-to-the-amiibo-dungeons-434246.phtml
    -3DS Screen Differences: https://youtu.be/4tj7KhKPMg8

    • 3 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

The_Khondor ,

Keep it up Guys

While the topics are informative and relevant, the banter between Bossman and MSU add another level of entertainment to the show

Abacus Jones ,

That Chase Guy is Awesome

Awesome! ;)

ipodization ,

My go to Podcast!

I listen to all the video game podcasts and this is the one I look forward to the most. I enjoy the voices every week. Now playing is my favorite part and I like the music intros. I like that they don't set a time limit for their show. They just talk about games. Highly recommended for listening every week. Thanks, Guys!

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