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CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show in the United States and Canada that covers esports and video games. This podcast feed contains On-Demand episodes of the CheckpointXP Radio Show. Join James, Robbie, and producer Weird Beard each week as they run down what you need to know in esports and video games.

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CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show in the United States and Canada that covers esports and video games. This podcast feed contains On-Demand episodes of the CheckpointXP Radio Show. Join James, Robbie, and producer Weird Beard each week as they run down what you need to know in esports and video games.

    Belle Banned

    Belle Banned

    (0:00) Belle Delphine Banned From Youtube
    Youtube has been making some questionable decisions, but one in particular has Ric hot under the collar. Youtube banned Belle Delphine following a scandalous video she released, and Weirdbeard is calling double standard.
    (12:00) New Path to Affiliate Status
    Is Monstercat's new shortcut to affiliate status on Twitch a slap in the face the everyone who did it the hard way? Or is a program that allows you to safely play music on your stream worth it?
    (24:15) Nintendo Sucks
    Nintendo has put the axe to one of the bigger Smash Bros tournaments of the year. With no Big House this year, the guys are getting tired of Nintendo's litigious nature.
    (34:15) Dr. Lupo No Longer Taking Donations
    Following in the wake of streamers like Pokimane, Dr. Lupo has announced that he wont be accepting tips anymore. Well, sort of. He's taking tips, but they all go to his favorite charity St. Jude's.
    (44:04) Spot the Fake Youtube Drama

    Producer Kali joins us to see if we can figure out which Youtuber drama headlines are real, and which one's Ric made up.
    (56:49) Gaming and Esports News - 

    Demon Souls Speedrunner opens mysterious new door
    Hitman Devs working on a new James Bond Game
    Pokemon GO Increases Level Cap and Adds Gen 6 Pokemon
    LEGO Mario announces new sets for 2021
    Avenger’s gets its first new Hero Kate Bishop
    NFL Cancels Pro Bowl, Will Play Madden Instead
    (1:09:04) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, Ric brings us some hot garbage from David Cage - Detroit: Become Human.
    (1:19:04) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out what esports moment is burned into your brain.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Console Conundrum

    Console Conundrum

    (0:00) PS5 and Series X Release
    The PS5 and X-Box Series X are here and neither of them had perfect releases. Massive shortages have lead to crazy high demand and a lot of frustration. The guys break down all the latest.
    (12:00) Twitch DMCA Gets Worse
    Last week, we talked about an ugly situation developing with Twitch DMCA takedowns. Somehow, it's only gotten worse and the guys are not at all pleased.
    (24:15) Games On Demand
    Sony and Microsoft are squaring off in more than just new consoles. It's also a battle between Gamepass and PlayStation Now for the 'netflix of games' title. And on this front, Microsoft has the edge.
    (34:15) US Army In Esports
    The guys welcome on Sergeant First Class Jones to talk about the US Army's involvement in esports.
    (44:04) Fill in the blank

    Producer Kali joins us to see how close we've been paying attention to our show. He's got a list of gaming headlines we've covered over the last year, and we've got to fill in the blanks.
    (56:04) Gaming and Esports News - 

    Destiny 2 Player count on Steam is at an all-time high
    In Japan, Sony will stop servicing the Original Ps4
    There’s a tiny Master Chief watching over every Xbox Series S
    APEX Season 7 Battle Pass Controversary
    GDC All-Women Speedrunning Event
    HasanAbi rivaled major news outlets for Presidential Election Coverage
    (1:08:19) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, we look at the game that launched an okay franchise into the stratosphere - Assassin's Creed 2.
    (1:18:19) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out what your favorite dead video game franchise is.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    No Fun Staying At The DMCA

    No Fun Staying At The DMCA

    (0:00) Twitch Drama and DMCA
    There's more issues in the world of Twitch and creators are getting slapped with DMCA takedowns left and right. Is this the sort of thing that kills a platform?
    (12:00) Pokimane's Donation Decision
    Pokimane recently made waves when she decided to limit how much people were allowed to donate. Is it a good gesture from someone who makes enough money or a dangerous precedent for small streamers?
    (24:15) Fortnite Toxicity
    Fortnite players are getting punished by Epic for their toxicity on social media. Is that the place of a developer, especially in a game more aimed at kids?
    (34:15) Looking For Group
    Are you or someone you know looking at playing esports in college? It can be a nightmare to find the right program, but luckily there's a group making it much easier.
    (44:04) Guess that costume

    Producer Kali joins us to try and figure out what the knockoff gaming costume is based on the title. It's harder than you might think.
    (56:04) Gaming and Esports News - 

    SEGA asks 650 Employee’s to Retire Early
    Fan Creates an Among Us Set in LEGOs
    APEX Legends Bans over 400 High Ranked Players for Exploit
    PS5 will only be sold online at launch
    GameStop Challenges Employees to a TikTok Dance Contest to work extra hours on Black Friday
    (1:08:19) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, we look at the endlessly fun, yet frustrating, Darkest Dungeon.
    (1:18:19) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out if you're playing to hold you over until Cyberpunk.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Next Gen Is Now

    The Next Gen Is Now

    (0:00) Next Gen Is Now
    With days to go before the arrival of the 9th generation of game consoles, the guys break down everything they know about the consoles. They also give their final predictions.
    (12:00)  Details Emerge About FF16
    Final Fantasy 16 has officially been announced, but now we've gotten our first details. Producer Kali joins to talk about it.
    (24:15) Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again
    No, you're not seeing old content. Cyberpunk got delayed again and Robbie's... got some feelings to work out.
    (34:15) Eternally Bonded
    Kali got married inside of Final Fantasy XIV and James has some questions!
    (44:04) The Dating Game - Video Game Edition

    Producer Norris joins the guys to play a round of the dating game. It's up to the guys to figure out who these video game dates are with!
    (56:04) Gaming and Esports News - 

    World of Warcraft Shadowlands Launches Nov 23rd
    HALO Infinite Loses Another Director
    BUGSNAX is free on PS Plus, but only if you have a PS5 through Nov
    Assassin’s Creed is getting a live-action Netflix Show
    Rainbow 6 Siege Coach admits on Twitter his teach threw a match
    Jensen signs 3 year, 4.2 Million extension with Team Liquid
    (1:08:19) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, we look at a great example of a redemption arc in gaming - No Man's Sky.
    (1:18:19) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out if you had to be stuck on a desert island with a character, who would it be?

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    AOC Lights Up Twitch

    AOC Lights Up Twitch

    (0:00) AOC Lights Up Twitch
    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitch recently to encourage gamers to vote while playing some Among Us. Unlike many other political moves on Twitch, it was incredibly well received and is the third best performing stream of all time.
    (12:00)  CheckpointXP's Scariest Games
    Halloween is upon us and the guys are breaking down some of the scariest games they can recommend!
    (24:00) Dr. Disrespect and Ninja
    The guys break down some of the latest drama from Dr. Disrespect and Ninja and look forward to a day when they don't have to talk about them anymore.
    (34:00) Among us game
    The crew is going to find out how good they are at lying as they try to prove to the guys in the room that they're telling the truth with some gaming facts.
    (43:49) Never Have I Ever - Video Game Edition

    The popular drinking game is back, but without the alcohol and with some foolishness.
    (55:48) Gaming and Esports News - 

    We get our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake
    Nintendo Fix’s Minecraft Steve’s Meat Problem
    NBA2k Unskippable Political Ads
    Luigi in Super Mario Brothers 35 Battle Royal
    Stadia is getting a Pac Man Battle Royal
    (1:07:50) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, we take a look at Kali's all time favorite game - Bastion.
    (1:17:48) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out what was the most brutal death you've had in a video game.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Nintendo Will See You In Court

    Nintendo Will See You In Court

    (0:00) Nintendo getting lawsuit happy
    Nintendo is taking people to court left and right over infringements on their trademarks. The company has always been fiercely protective over their IPs, but this might be a bit much.
    (12:00)  CS:GO and Overwatch Rostermania
    Rostermania has begun in the Overwatch League, with players being moved left and right. Meanwhile, CS:GO is losing 100 Thieves while gaining a major C9 roster.
    (24:00) Lebron grounds his kid, a FaZe clan pro
    Lebron James grounded his son from attending a Call of Duty tournament after he posted himself smoking weed on Instagram. The catch? Bronny plays for FaZe Clan.
    (34:00) Sarah Silverman met her partner on Call of Duty
    More and more people are meeting their significant other through video games. This story rang true with us.
    (43:49) Never Have I Ever - Video Game Edition

    The popular drinking game is back, but without the alcohol and with some foolishness.
    (55:48) Gaming and Esports News - 

    Next Gen Avengers Game Versions Delayed
    Final Fantasy 8 is getting a physical PS4 release...for some reason?
    A Speed Runner beats Baldur’s Gate 3 in 7 Minutes
    Doom Running on a Calculator Powered by Old Potatoes
    Spider-Man Miles Morales introduces Spider-Man the Cat
    (1:07:50) The Patient Gamer
    On this week's edition of the Patient Gamer, we take a look at Kali's all time favorite game - Final Fantasy VIII.
    (1:17:48) Social Media Check-in
    We check in with our social media followers to find out what was the first game you used a guide for?

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sevokevo Royuki ,

Great episodes but has lost alot of flare!

I have quiet enjoy listening to the On Demand Episodes and mostly all the other Podcasts brought to us by the Beasley Media Group. However with the recent changes and the lost of Nate Bender... The shows and the Podcast has lost its flare and has been changed sadly not for the better... A good part of me misses of how the show use to be and wish for it to go back since before the most recent staff that has happen. :(

LBR for Life! ,

Fired the heart!

As a follower of Nate Bender and crew for years this is now an empty shell of what this show was and could have been. This show was the Brain child of Nate Bender. If you enjoy 1 dimensional bland conversation that this is the podcast for you. Bring back Nate Bender. Corporate America again sucking the heart and soul out of the video game industry.

BP9244 ,

Crew change for the worse

Bring back Nate. I don’t know why management decided to lose the most interesting character they had but they fired Nate with no more than a footnote at the beginning of an episode and lost all crew continuity. The show lost all its edge without him and has become extremely bland. I love Norris but he was better working with Nate than running the show. It feels more like a bunch of dudes agreeing on very vanilla statements than the discussion that held integrity it was before. You took a great show I looked forward to and ruined it like most corporations seem to want to do when they want control over a subject they don’t understand. I’m so disappointed.

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