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Checkpoint Radio is the first syndicated national talk radio show focusing on esports and the video game industry. Hosts Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe take you through a weekly adventure into the latest news and discussions about the games that matter most, plus results, insight and opinions on everything esports. The Checkpoint Radio Podcast features exclusive conversations not heard on the show.

Checkpoint Radio is the first syndicated national talk radio show focusing on esports and the video game industry. Hosts Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe take you through a weekly adventure into the latest news and discussions about the games that matter most, plus results, insight and opinions on everything esports. The Checkpoint Radio Podcast features exclusive conversations not heard on the show.
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Checkpoint Radio is the first syndicated national talk radio show focusing on esports and the video game industry. Hosts Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe take you through a weekly adventure into the latest news and discussions about the games that matter most, plus results, insight and opinions on everything esports. The Checkpoint Radio Podcast features exclusive conversations not heard on the show.

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Episodes

Episode 88 - The Magic of EVE

1/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:47:30

Episode 87 - Songs of our People

1/12/2019
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Music is a powerful tool and has long been recognized as such on it's own and in movies and television. The crew talk about it's use in video games and what makes it so powerful, giving plenty of their favorites as examples.

Duration:00:49:32

Episode 86 - Controversies of 2018

1/6/2019
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From the Loot Box Legislation to the Fallout 76 Garbage Bag. The Checkpoint crew look back on some of the biggest and lamest controversies of 2018 courtesy of PCGamer.com

Duration:00:56:24

Episode 85 - A Checkmas Story

12/23/2018
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With the holidays finally upon us the crew decided to get un the giving mood. They each exchange gifts carefully picked out for one another in what is truly a holiday miracle.

Duration:00:29:35

Episode 84 - Gotta Go Fast

12/16/2018
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As teasers and promo posters for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie start to circulate, we are reminded how bad video game adaptations can be. The crew discuss in great detail, just how bad this is going to get before...well before it's just over.

Duration:00:46:55

Episode 83 - Best. Intro. Ever.

12/8/2018
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The crew discuss in the most scientific way possible, the best and worst intros of all time. TV, Cartoon, Anime or streaming. We got them all.

Duration:00:44:41

Episode 82 - So Long Space Cowboy

12/1/2018
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The Crew discuss what a possible live action Cowboy Bebop could look like, what it would need to succeed as well as do some of their own fan casting. Will this turn out any better than Death Note or Full Metal Alchemist? Time will tell.

Duration:00:45:02

Episode 81 - League of Wrestlers

11/24/2018
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This past week saw the first collaboration between Riot's League of Legends and the WWE. ImaQTPie and Tyler1 led their team of WWE and NXT pros into Summoner's Rift and it was epic.

Duration:00:47:18

Low Team Damage - Episode 23 - Brand New

11/21/2018
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With all but the Vancouver Team Brands reveal, Robbie and Norris talk about who has the best and who has the worst. They pull no punches and go painstakingly deep. Plus, how has Ashe been now that she's on Live Servers?

Duration:00:29:42

Episode 80 - Detective Pika-who?

11/18/2018
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Ryan Reynolds and Pokemon is an unlikely pairing, but one that has the Checkpoint Crew a little bit excited and a little bit frightened. Could this be the first good video game movie?

Duration:00:46:50

Episode 79 - Hungry Men

11/10/2018
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A Kotaku article tackles how to eat endless shrimp and its epic. But the guys cant tame their cravings and it all descends into madness. For the full effect, come hungry!

Duration:00:51:48

Low Team Damage - Episode 22 - From the Ashes

11/7/2018
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The Overwatch World Cup ended like most thought it would, but it wasn't without it's surprises. Norris and Robbie also butt heads on the varying ways players may utilize the new Offense Hero, Ashe.

Duration:00:50:28

Episode 78 - Blizzcon 2018

11/3/2018
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Robbie and Norris report from Blizzcon 2018. Reactions to announcements, plus what they got to experience on the floor at Blizzcon. Meanwhile, back in the studio, Nate and Joe run down your weekend in esports.

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 77 - It Belongs in a Museum!

10/27/2018
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An important moment for video game history this week as the Librarian of Congress has established fair use exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for Video games and other software. The crew discuss the importance this has for the future of gaming.Plus, a conversation with Daren Denenberg educators and lecturer at University of California Irvine.

Duration:00:57:01

Low Team Damage - Episode 21 -Expanding Horizons

10/24/2018
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After a few weeks off Robbie and Norris talk about the newest brandings and roster reveals for the new teams as well as some PTR changes. With Blizzcon on the horizon, they also try to predict who the new hero might be.

Duration:00:47:54

Episode 76 - Politics and Ubisoft

10/20/2018
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Ubisoft COO said in a statement that "Politics are bad for business." The crew talk about the history of Assassins Creed, Far Cry and the Division, games that all have politics at their core and how this statement relates to gaming.

Duration:01:02:18

Episode 75 - Layover-cast

10/13/2018
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The crew is on their way back from visiting the Esports porgam at the campus of UC Irvine. Robbie and Norris were the first to head back home followed by Nate and Joe the following day. So each squad shares their thoughts about the campus and conversations had while out at UC Irvine.

Duration:00:41:53

Episode 74 - Esports Business Summit

10/6/2018
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Nate and Joe had the pleasure of attending the Esports Business Summit and talking to some of the most influential people in the esports industry today. So this week on the podcast - Nate and Joe share their thoughts about the summit as they wait for their plane in the Las Vegas airport. We also take a listen to our conversation with Eric Gonzales of Pro Esports Gaming

Duration:00:32:04

Gaming News Update - 10-04-18

10/5/2018
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This week in gaming Google announces Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. GLAAD Media Awards add a new category to support LGBTQ characters in gaming. California passes a law on Net Neutrality. Minecraft shows staying power as it outpaces Fortnite. Finally, Nintendo shuts down unofficial Mario Kart Ride company in Japan.

Duration:00:07:45

Esports Gaming Update: 10-04-18

10/4/2018
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This week in esports Joe and Nate run down the latest stories in esports from the foor of the 2018 Esports Business Summit - TFue wins the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Event. Astralis once again earns victory this time at BLAST Pro Series Instanbul. Katowice pledges support for IEM through 2023. Finally Cloud9 gets off to a great start at Worlds in LoL.

Duration:00:05:05