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Rebroadcast - Episode 7 - Kirsten Kearney

9/16/2018
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Today's guest is Kirsten Kearney , a videogame journalist and former frag doll, and we talk about everything. Romance, business, murder, politics, image, obsession and revolution. All focussed through the lens of some unlikely games: Rainbow Six, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fallout 3, and Assassin's Creed Unity.

Duration:01:17:45

Rebroadcast - Episode 6 - Iain Cook - CHVRCHES

9/9/2018
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Today's guest is Iain Cook of the popular music combo CHVRCHES. We discuss Galaga, Destiny, gaming on tour, Street Fighter 4 grudge matches and the inexplicable gaming creation known as Pi Man.

Duration:00:57:12

Rebroadcast - Episode 5 - Maffew of Botchamania

9/2/2018
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Episode 5: Maffew Gregg is the creator of long running web show Botchamania. We discuss Sonic on the Master System, Aladdin, Super Smash Brothers Melee and the curious case of an obese Rock found in a fan's copy of WWF No Mercy for the N64. This is awesome - clap clap clapclapclap!.

Duration:00:58:33

Rebroadcast - Episode 4 - Mark Sorrell

8/26/2018
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Mark Sorrell started his career in gaming working for late night TV call in show Quiz TV and now works as a a consultant and advisor on fremium game design, behavioural change, value perception and strategy. We talk about Superman on the Atari VCS, behavioural psychology, World of Warcraft and why Final Fantasy XII is not only the best Final Fantasy but one of the greatest videogames of all time.

Duration:01:09:25

Rebroadcast - Episode 3 - Rhodri Broadbent - Dakko Dakko

8/19/2018
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Rhodri Broadbent makes videogames. Starting on games like Fable, Starfox 3DS and numerous Pixel Junk games, Rhod started his own video game company based in Wales called Dakko Dakko. We talk about videogames vs. computer games, the Legend of Zelda, Lemmings, Japan and the best Christmas present ever.

Duration:00:59:14

Rebroadcast - Episode 2 - Ste Curran

8/12/2018
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Ste Curran is a veteran video game journalist, host of video game radio show One Life Left and a video game developer and consultant. We talk to Ste about pop music, F-Zero GX, Space Truckers, Halo and how a chance encounter with Parappa the Rapper changed his life forever.

Duration:00:57:08

Rebroadcast - Episode 1 - Leo Tan

8/5/2018
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Leo Tan works for Turbine Games in Boston, and has previously worked for Activision and Capcom completing PR for games like Guitar Hero and Street Fighter 2. We talk to Leo about piracy, hairdressing, Bloodwych and the zen of the 0.1 line in Super Monkey Ball.

Duration:00:59:07

Epilogue - Declan Dineen

7/8/2018
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This is a show about video games, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! In a special epilogue episode the tables are turned as I sit down with Violet Berlin and she interviews me about the games that shaped my own life. We talk about blind runs of Alex Kidd, Tony Hawks...

Duration:01:10:30

Episode 128 - Robert Ashley

7/1/2018
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This is a show about video games, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! Consoles don’t really brag about bit ratings anymore. Growing up with games, the leaps between generations felt profound From 8 Bit to 16 Bit, to 32, to Nintendo 64! It was exciting. The last...

Duration:01:17:52

Episode 127 - Julian 'Jaz' Rignall

6/17/2018
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This is a show about video games, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today Julian 'Jaz' Rignall. A formative character in my life in games during his role as the editor for magazines like Mean Machines and CVG, Julian is the first guest I've spoken to on...

Duration:01:19:05

Episode 126 - Chris Bell

6/3/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is Chris Bell, a game designer with a remarkable CV that includes thatgamecompany's Journey and the upcoming Sky, What Remains of Edith Finch, Way and 12 Minutes. As well as being an...

Duration:01:40:43

Episode 125 - Gabby DaRienzo

5/20/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! Today I'm joined by Gabby DaRienzo and we have an incredibly lively and upbeat chat about death and video games. Gabby is the co-founder of Laundry Bear games. creator of the wonderful Mortician's...

Duration:01:04:14

Episode 124 - Johnnemann Nordhagen

5/13/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is Johnnemann Nordhagen - the creator of the incredible Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - and he has some wonderful stories to share. We talk spelling games in Colarado on an Apple...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 123 - Ian Bogost

5/6/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is Ian Bogost, an award winning game designer and author of several books including Persuasive Games and Play Anything. He's also a contributing editor to the Atlantic magazine, the...

Duration:00:56:09

Episode 122 - Ben Myres & Cukia ‘Sugar' Kimani

4/29/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guests today are Ben Myres and Cukia ‘Sugar' Kimani, co-founders of South African based game studio Nyamakop, creators of the inventive 'Clay Doh' platformer Semblance. They are also excellent,...

Duration:01:03:09

Episode 121 - Dane Hearthstone

4/22/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is one of my favourite streamers of one of my favourite games, Dane McCappin AKA Dane Hearthstone. I first noticed Dane when his incredibly inventive and creative Hearthstone decks...

Duration:01:03:19

Episode 120 - Mahdi Bahrami

4/15/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is Iranian video game developer Mahdi Bahrami. Annoyingly young, Mahdi already has an incredible game under his belt with the release of Engare in 2017. A unique puzzle game inspired...

Duration:00:56:08

Episode 119 - Dr Mark R. Johnson

4/1/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! My guest today is Dr Mark Johnson. Mark is a man of many talents, he's currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta where he mainly focuses on...

Duration:01:02:29

Episode 118 - Richard Garriott

3/18/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! I'm very excited to welcome Richard Garriott to the show. Sometimes known as Lord British, Richard is a video game trailblazer. As the creator of Ultima he helped forge a new genre in games, and with...

Duration:00:50:50

Episode 117 - Paul Kilduff-Taylor

3/11/2018
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This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that have forged connections & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints! Last month I recorded a special episode of Checkpoints live from the All Your Base festival in Nottingham. One of my guests was Paul Kilduff-Taylor who I ended up hanging about with a bunch over the...

Duration:01:33:45