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Missed Checkpoints applies the book club approach to video games. Our goal is to examine lesser known games, games we may have missed, indies, hidden gems, or games we long to revisit. We aim to play titles under 20 hours in length so you can play along!

Missed Checkpoints applies the book club approach to video games. Our goal is to examine lesser known games, games we may have missed, indies, hidden gems, or games we long to revisit. We aim to play titles under 20 hours in length so you can play along!
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Missed Checkpoints applies the book club approach to video games. Our goal is to examine lesser known games, games we may have missed, indies, hidden gems, or games we long to revisit. We aim to play titles under 20 hours in length so you can play along!

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English


Episodes

020 - Advance Wars (Part 1)

5/13/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. This month we let the listeners vote for the game and you chose Advance Wars. We broke out our DS Lites and Game Boy Advance Micros to play the 2001 turn-based strategy game. Listen to our latest episode to hear what we thought about the gameplay and characters. In addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play, you...

Duration:02:34:59

019 - Transistor

4/22/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. There are a lot of parallels to compare between Transistor and Bastion, but how does Supergiant’s sophomore release stand up against its predecessor? We all manage to find things we like about the sci-fi themed action RPG but struggle to piece together the ambiguous narative. You can listen to our latest episode...

Duration:02:15:24

018 - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

4/7/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons contains a good balance of gameplay and story that is delivered in a short but emotional package. On this episode, we’ll be discussing each chapter from beginning to end to see how well this game holds up after multiple playthroughs. In addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play,...

Duration:02:23:09

017 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Part 2)

3/25/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. On this week’s episode, we’re wrapping up Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Some of us tried our best to dive into the bonus case as well. Check it out to see what we thought about how the game ties everything together in the final case and what we would hope to see in the future installments. In addition to Apple...

Duration:03:09:46

016 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Part 1)

3/11/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Hold it! This month we’re playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Major spoilers ahead as we dive into the first 3 cases. Between the quirky characters and noteworthy dialogue, we’re excited to discuss this game. In addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play, you can now listen to Missed Checkpoints on YouTube....

Duration:07:15:12

001 - Beyond Good & Evil (Part 1)

2/28/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. If you already have checked the episode, please feel free to give us feedback. We’re looking to improve on the show in any ways possible. Our next episode should be dropping next week and after that, we’ll begin our playthrough of Life Is Strange. If you’re looking to follow along with us, we should be playing...

Duration:01:13:45

015 - Hotline Miami

2/25/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. One thing that we can all agree on about Hotline Miami is that it has an amazing soundtrack. On the latest episode of Missed Checkpoints, we discuss some of our favorite songs, gameplay mechanics, and various interpretations of the story. In addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play, you can now listen to...

Duration:03:06:31

Missed Checkpoints Episode 013 - Syndicate (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Here’s the latest episode of Missed Checkpoints where we reach the conclusion of Syndicate and give you our reactions to the co-op gameplay. Keep up with our latest episodes by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Don’t forget to rate and review to let us know what you think! If you want to share...

Duration:04:44:02

Missed Checkpoints Episode 012 - Syndicate (Part 1)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. We’re divided on the 2012 first-person shooter Syndicate. Here’s the discussion on our first impressions of the game’s background and gameplay up to Milestone 10, which is the halfway point. On our next episode, we’ll discuss the second half of the game and hopefully dive into some co-op. Keep up with our...

Duration:03:52:14

Missed Checkpoints Episode 011 - BioShock Infinite (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. You can now listen to part 2 of our BioShock Infinite discussion as we delve into the darker half of the game. We break down the ending and talk about some of the development decisions behind the distinct tonal shifts so expect major spoilers. Keep up with our latest episodes by subscribing on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:02:39:55

Missed Checkpoints Episode 010 - BioShock Infinite (Part 1)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. There’s a lot to unpack in the first half of BioShock Infinite but we manage to break down our favorite game mechanics and some of the social commentary behind the setting of Columbia to see why this game is so divisive among fans of the BioShock series. You can listen to our discussion on the latest episode of...

Duration:03:05:31

Missed Checkpoints Episode 009 - Bionic Commando (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. We’re back with the conclusion on our discussion of Bionic Commando this week. After the first part, the group seemed split on the game so far. We discuss if any feelings have changed towards the 2nd half and if this game truly is a forgotten gem. Keep up with our latest episodes by subscribing on Apple...

Duration:02:13:42

Missed Checkpoints Episode 008 - Bionic Commando (Part 1)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. You can now listen to part one of our discussion on this month’s game, Bionic Commando. We’re exploring why this game was so overlooked even with its fun combat mechanics and cinematic action sequences. Keep up with our latest episodes by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Don’t forget to rate and...

Duration:01:30:56

Missed Checkpoints Episode 007 - Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. This week we’re focusing on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and we’ll be talking about this game in its entirety. Listen to this week’s episode to hear why this was our most divisive game played yet. Follow us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Rate and review to let us know what you think! If...

Duration:02:39:05

Missed Checkpoints Episode 006 - Vanquish

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. On our latest episode of Missed Checkpoints, we break down all of our favorite aspects of the video game Vanquish. This month we’re playing two games, so this episode will include our discussion on the game in its entirety and contain end-game spoilers. Follow us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google...

Duration:02:09:26

Missed Checkpoints Episode 005 - Life is Strange (Part 3)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. On our latest episode of Missed Checkpoints, we’re discussing the fifth and final episode of Life is Strange! We find out the consequences of each of our decisions leading up to this exciting conclusion and also predict where the sequel and prequel games might lead us. To keep up with every episode, subscribe...

Duration:02:26:57

Missed Checkpoints Episode 004 - Life is Strange (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Part 2 of our discussion of Life is Strange is here! Follow along with us as we discuss the next two episodes and the game-changing decisions we made. Follow us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Let us know what you think! If you’ve got any questions for us or thoughts on the game up to that...

Duration:03:02:46

Missed Checkpoints Episode 003 - Life is Strange (Part 1)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Here’s part 1 of our discussion on the game Life is Strange. This discussion will be broken into three parts to cover all five episodes of the game. You can check out our other episodes on SoundCloud or follow along with us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Google Play and let us know what you...

Duration:02:18:45

Missed Checkpoints Episode 002 - Beyond Good & Evil (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Here is the conclusion to our Beyond Good & Evil discussion along with speculation on the Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer from this past E3. If you haven’t already, please check out the first episode of our podcast at the link below. After you’ve listened to both episodes, please feel free to give us feedback....

Duration:01:59:35

014 - Papo & Yo

2/11/2018
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Welcome to Missed Checkpoints, a show where the hosts Marq, Greg, Dante, and Trevor revisit older games from the last few years that we may have missed and discuss them as a group. Our first game for this month was Papo & Yo, a game developed to help cope with the history of growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father. We discuss how much we were impacted by the story and whether or not it can really be considered a puzzle game. In addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play, you can now...

Duration:04:53:54

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