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A new podcast hosted by comedian Jake Yapp and games journalist Tamer Asfahani that discusses their relationship with video games and how gaming has changed over the decades. Peppered with anecdotes, this podcast is a family-friendly look at gaming and meanders through funny, silly, emotional and thoughtful themes with gaming at the core of the discussion.

A new podcast hosted by comedian Jake Yapp and games journalist Tamer Asfahani that discusses their relationship with video games and how gaming has changed over the decades. Peppered with anecdotes, this podcast is a family-friendly look at gaming and meanders through funny, silly, emotional and thoughtful themes with gaming at the core of the discussion.
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United Kingdom

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A new podcast hosted by comedian Jake Yapp and games journalist Tamer Asfahani that discusses their relationship with video games and how gaming has changed over the decades. Peppered with anecdotes, this podcast is a family-friendly look at gaming and meanders through funny, silly, emotional and thoughtful themes with gaming at the core of the discussion.

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English


Episodes

Kindergarten

8/5/2019
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Module 25 sees Jake and Tamer discuss children and YouTube content, Wolfenstein: Young Blood and the origins of Microsoft's Cortana. As well as the above, Tamer talks about a new, wooden train-set simulator Tracks which comes out on the XBox exclusively and allows you to build the train track of your dreams. Jake discusses a new rhythm-adventure game; Songbird Symphony and is quite taken by it. They're both still looking for your favourite #amazonsubprime suggestions. Please rate, review...

Duration:00:42:31

Dorothea

7/29/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer discuss streaming services for games; and TV streaming asking for your #amazonsubprime TV shows, niche Japanese RPG games that simulate life and Tamer meanders into Japanese cultural activities.

Duration:00:34:21

"It's going to be a VISCERAL experience"

7/15/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer discuss AI, upscaling graphics and CheckpointOrg.com, a charity that uses gamest to help with mental health. Jake brings news from the world of gaming to discuss; social games that hope to help with intamacy over distance, facial expressions being the next game controller and leaps in upscaling using algorithms. And Minecraft, of course. Tamer discusses CheckpointOrg.com (www.checkpointorg.com); a charity that helps with mental health using video games as an...

Duration:00:50:53

Catford 2004

7/8/2019
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In this module Jake takes Tamer on a magical journey his teenage self and father's bid for Catford to host the Olympics in 2004. All in the name of making their own Bad Sport Game. Tamer makes wild claims on how easy it is to make a game in a bid to win Jake over to create their said game. Jake invariably talks about Minecraft again. This time the PC is the new domain for his Minecraft indulgence. The new Harry Potter AR game, Wizards Unite, sparks a discussion on whether AR games will ever...

Duration:00:54:38

The DEFINITIVE EDITION

7/1/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer talk discuss DIY, painting and Splatoon. They also discuss the new PlayStation 5, point-and-click adventure games and Jake brings another marble game to the table Education games, coding and, of course; Jake talks marble mechanics and reveals his latest squeeze in Algodoo - the marble mechanic game. Still looking for the next game to create. We've on the sport genre. The Bad Sport franchise: bad discus, bad swimming, bad hurdler. You get the idea. And Tamer...

Duration:00:49:23

E3 - Again

6/24/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer continue their chat on E3. Again, no quiz, but they do appeal to hear from you!

Duration:00:40:13

E3 - Not to Chiswick

6/17/2019
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In this special module, Jake and Tamer discuss the latest announcements from E3 in LA last week. Discussed are Microsoft's new Scarlett console, Google Stadia and streaming services, and they ask what you are most excited about from E3. No quiz this week, too much E3 stuff!

Duration:00:30:59

Four The Win

6/10/2019
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In this module of the latest Checkpoint Magazine podcast Jake Yapp discusses with great enthusiasm the Minecraft Earth announcement. Tamer get carried away with David Cage. Also, games that should be adapted from TV/Film/Books are discussed with the listeners' suggestions still welcome. The Maltese Falcon and Momento top this week's list, but will there be more suggestions for next week? Finally, Jake cheats the quiz again, and he's not even the one asking the questions... Join in, contact...

Duration:00:37:24

RPGee!

6/3/2019
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In the latest "module" Tamer and Jake discuss role playing games, more mobile games that were big hits in the 90s and the Arndale Centre in Manchester... Jake asks what book/TV show/movie to videogame adaptation you'd like to see and Tamer admits he's not been giving his PlayStation 4 as much love as he should have been. Finally, the quiz. The most contentious part of the show...!

Duration:00:53:56

Quiz Pro Quo

5/27/2019
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Welcome to another Checkpoint Magazine Podcast module! This week's discussion is lead by Jake who has been playing free to play mobile games. He talks us through Stick Man Hook, Mr Bullet, Castle Wreck and Minecraft Earth. Jake also takes a new approach to the highly devisive quiz and Tamer goes off on a tangent on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Duration:00:50:07

Platform Truths

5/20/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer discuss the darker side of platform games. How are they concieved, why is platform pretence light and fluffy when actually it's quite a morbid narrative? The #metoo movement comes into discussion too as well as a brief mention of gamergate. But not to worry, it's not all dark! There is the quiz, which Tamer forgets is his turn, but is able to knock out a few questions during the course of the podcast... The team are also looking at implementing the forum for the...

Duration:00:47:30

SPECIAL: It's Gone NUCLEAR

5/15/2019
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Jake and Tamer end up going a little off-the-beaten-track to discuss nuclear. We would love to hear your comments and thoughts. Please do let us know what you think.

Duration:00:13:58

I'm Board Now

5/13/2019
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In this episode Jake and Tamer discuss the board game to video game transition, as well as games that have been made into board games. Jake has a little bit of a breakdown with a game he's downloaded on his mobile, however Tamer has been playing this game for some time, so tries to shed some light on to the game and how it works. They also look at the AAA title games (Hitman, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Civilization) that have either evolved or been reimagined for tablet/mobile-based devices....

Duration:00:45:33

Climax Change

5/6/2019
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Although miles apart, Jake and Tamer are able to discuss their failure in finding climate change games, but are distracted by War Thunder, Sonic the Hedgehog and others. In this module you can expect a full quiz, a new marking system and some interesting facts about the PS2. Please subscribe, comment and rate us!

Duration:00:48:39

"You're asking the wrong question..."

4/29/2019
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In this episode Jake and Tamer discuss democracy, climate and geo-political simulators, as well as meandering through the incredible contributions from listeners about 70s and 80s TV characters that should be skins, DLC or packs for modern games. And of course, there's the quiz, which is still causing much in the way of tension...!

Duration:00:45:32

She's Got the Loot

4/22/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer discuss loot crates. What are they? Do you need them? How do different games utilise them? And, are they ethical? From this discussion also stems an idea about 80s TV hosts as skins in-game. Jake and Tamer would love to hear your thoughts on the best TV hosts of the 80s making a comeback, but in-game! Make sure you tweet your suggestions and we'll discuss them next week.

Duration:00:39:58

Choose Your Own Adventure

4/15/2019
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In this module Jake Yapp and Tamer Asfahani recount their memories playing and reading choose your own adventure novels. They rekindle their love for the genre, explore some of the early iterations by legend Sir Ian Livingstone and legendary Steve Jackson, and discuss the games they're currently playing on mobile. Other subject matters include games in space, not set in space as one would expect, but games that have been to space and Jake has a problem with the quiz. For those that are...

Duration:00:39:49

Shock! Horror!

4/8/2019
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In this episode, Jake and Tamer explore what it is that makes horror games horrific. As they meander through their definitions and the games they've played, it dawns on them that they probably aren't the most experienced in this particular genre. Tamer runs through the games he's played, Jake discuses games he'd like to play and the Nintendo Switch comes up again! This time with a lovely story which you can find more about if you click here (http://bit.ly/2Vf5t7I). Also, for more...

Duration:00:49:31

All Games Are Adventure Games!

4/1/2019
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In this episode Jake and Tamer discuss what makes an action adventure game. They talk through the different kinds of genres that action adventure games covers as well as talk about their most memorable, and not so memorable. They also talk briefly about Far Cry New Dawn, promising to play it together online, which they do! The stream can be found on mixer.com (https://mixer.com/dashboard/channel/vods) however, this stream may have expired. We will look to post past streams elsewhere. They...

Duration:00:46:12

Family Fortunes

3/25/2019
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In this module Jake and Tamer explore the world of family games and discuss their experiences as children gaming and their kids' experiences today and how they compare. They also discuss game mechanics, such as crafting and whether it's a valid game mechanic. Jake also expresses his disappointment in both Monaco and the lack of being invited as Tamer tries to defend his position. No module would be complete without the quiz, and after last week's fiasco Tamer tries to regain some semblance...

Duration:00:42:32