Retirement Plan

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Retirement Plan

Date: September 5, 2011

Written and Performed by: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Jeremy Petter, Paul Saunders

Story Graphics: Paul Saunders, Jeremy Petter

CheckPoint Graphics: Graham Stark

Music: Bradley Rains

Editing: Jeremy Petter

Thanks To: Russ Pitts, Alexander Macris, Penny Arcade

Produced by: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Today

Commander Shepard is finally being retired. Find out why on today's CheckPoint.

Stories

  • Deus Ex is selling better than Zumba Fitness in the UK; Zumba is now #2.
  • Gabe Newell says publishers and developers should emphasize gameplay over monetization.
  • Modern Warfare extra special edition includes a MW3 branded Jeep.
  • Professor Layton 4 to include an extra game for free.
  • GameStop caught removing free DLC codes, and will no longer sell Deus Ex at all.
  • Mass Effect 3 will be the last ME game that includes Commander Shepard.
  • Jer remarks on other famous characters who should have done this a long time ago.

Coming Up

Kinect: Star Wars is pushed back to 2012 to reach its full potential.

Trivia

  • This is Jeremy Petter's Last episode after he "abruptly" quits CheckPoint. The following note is inserted in the credits regarding his departure: "Best of luck at school, Jer!"
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