Checkpoint XP

Joe Biden & PAX South Download

01:27:50 Download January 24th, 2020

This week on Checkpoint XP
Joe Biden Makes Dumb Comments on Video Games & Checkpoint Goes To The Polls – Joe Biden, token senior citizen currently running for the President of the US, has come out again to advocate that video games cause violence and that no person who creates a video game could ever be an artist. Plus, we play a round of Checkpoint Goes To The Polls where we vote on imaginary ballot initiatives. 

Close Shave of the Week: C9 Qualifies For IEM Katowice
Esports News & Hero Bans in Overwatch?
Bud Light becomes the LCS’ official beer ahead of the 2020 Spring Split
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate champion at Evo Japan will receive Nintendo Switch Pro Controller—not money
Twitch is hosting a Super Bowl Fortnite tournament
New Overwatch League skin is a homage to the infamous GOATS meta
Sneaky leaves C9 to become an OwnerStreamer
Soe announces she will host the Overwatch League Desk for 2020
Rumors in the Overwatch scene point to incoming hero bans
Byleth Announced for Super Smash Bros Ultimate & AKA – A brand new character has been revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and …it’s another Fire Emblem character…yay. Plus, Weird Beard has the crew play a game called Also Known As.

Nailed It – Outlaws005 Dominates PAX South PRO-AM
Overwatch League Responds to Recent Criticism – All but 1 of the casting talent at The Overwatch League has departed for the 3rd season and the League has finally responded.
Video Game News & Pokemon Movie Remake Comes To Netflix
Dying Light 2 is the 5th Triple A Game to be Delayed
Man Hijacks Airport Information Monitor to play PS4
Speedrunners Shatter Zelda: Ocarina of Time Record
Cyberpunk 2077 developer says multiplayer won’t be available until after 2021
Tencent plans to Buy Funcom
TikTok to enter the Gaming Space
The movie Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back is being remade into a digital animated movie on Netflix.
Experiences from PAX South – Robbie got to do some really cool stuff out at PAX South like cast the PAX South PRO-AM with the Houston Outlaws as well as host a panel with The Outlaws.

Failed It – Streamer Loses Her Mind About No Subs
Esports Sees Major Sponsorships – Nike has announced a huge collaboration with T1 for League of Legends. In the same week Overwatch League has released a new apparel line with Jeff Staple.
Social Media –  What game can’t you live without?

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