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Format: Satirical Gaming News
Created By: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Jeremy Petter, Paul Saunders
Status: Active
Updates: Mondays
Host: Penny Arcade Television
Original Run: May 9, 2011 - December 30, 2013
Associated Shows: Escapist News Network (predecessor)

CheckPoint is one of two successor shows to the Escapist News Network, the other one being Feed Dump. The show debuted on Penny Arcade Television on May 9, 2011 and is LoadingReadyRun's first series to premiere on the network. CheckPoint initially featured the same team that wrote and produced ENN (Graham, Kathleen, Jer and Paul), but has since pared down its cast to mainly Graham and Kathleen. It is, for all intents and purposes, ENN's direct successor.

As of December 30, 2013, CheckPoint was going to be put on indefinite hiatus due to Penny Arcade shutting down 3rd party programing on its PATV site. Because of the large fan response, they decided to incorporate CheckPoint into their streaming lineup as a live broadcast called CheckPoint Plus.


Checkpoint is, for the most part, a "return to form" for the dry, satirical humor of ENN prior to attempts to retool the show to appeal to a wider demographic of The Escapist audience. Early episodes involved fake news, but eventually moved away from that to focus on just making fun of the actual current gaming news. A typical episode tends to follow the same fixed format.

  • The video opens with a recolored LoadingReadyRun logo and the last four notes of the LRR theme before transitioning into the checkpoint arrow and tone.
  • A brief "Today" intro plays that includes a voice over done by Graham and video clip relating to a highlighted story before moving directly into the opening credits.
  • After the credits the camera cuts directly to both Graham and Kathleen at the news desk where the duo talk about what they've done or what game they've played lately while a lower third title card introduces them.
  • The majority of the show consists of between five to six news stories, reported alternately by Graham and Kathleen. In addition, each story features a corner image and several lower third jokes. Some segments also may include an extra video segment with the anchor continuing his or her story as a voice over.
  • Finally, the anchors will end the episode with their parting line or lines. The credits will roll, and then a short "Coming Up" segment will play, similar to the "Today" segment, highlighting another news story that allegedly will be discussed in the next episode.

In earlier episodes, especially in the first season, the series focused more on taking real news and adding fake elements to make it more outlandish. Sometimes this would involve creating field reports from Paul or Jer that would be completely false or have only a few truths in them. As time went on, more and more emphasis was made on real stories and making satirical comments about how dumb the game company's decisions were.

Differences from ENN

Although CheckPoint is a spiritual successor to ENN, it is not a direct "copy and paste" of the series from The Escapist onto PATV. There are a few key differences between both shows.


Graham and Kathleen's silhouettes, as posted on the LRR Blog.

The largest departure of CheckPoint from it's predecessor is it's visual style. ENN was branded as being The Escapist's own news show, consequently it carried The Escapist's brand name and trademark "E" logo as well as the site's blue-and-white color scheme. Because so much of ENN's design aesthetic was based off of the partnership with The Escapist a complete "facelift" was necessary.

CheckPoint uses a strong contrasting color palette of bright shades of red and yellow in hand with a more neutral gray and white. This color scheme, which is used to color in solid shapes (usually in layers) without any type of outline, creates a visual style that some forum members have described as being reminiscent of Persona 3 and 4.

Credit Structure

While ENN had a "grander" opening relying heavily on pre-rendered computer graphics to emulate and parody professional news outlets, CheckPoint's opening is considerably simpler. Each episode starts by quickly showing a CheckPoint colored LoadingReadyRun logo, the CheckPoint logo, and then shifts into the "Today" segment, which acts as a cold open for the episode. This quick blurb briefly highlights one of the stories before a quick opening sequence plays, which consists only of the show's title card and silhouettes of the CheckPoint team: Kathleen, Graham, and Paul. Since Jer's departure from the show in Season 1, his silhouette has been omitted; previously it was between Graham and Paul in the title sequence.

The ending credits are an even bigger departure. Unlike ENN, which was known for having conversations between Graham and Kathleen during the credits after the studio lights have dimmed, CheckPoint transitions directly a brief credit sequence that quickly lists off all appearances, writing credits, and so on before moving onto the "Coming Up" segment, which is functionally the same as the "Today" segment except that it's generally narrated by Kathleen and acts as a stinger.


ENN's theme was originally created in house by The Escapist's Ian Dorsch to fit with the "major network parody" theme, but like everything else designed to go along with the ENN license it couldn't be carried over. Instead, the theme for CheckPoint was made by long-time friend of LRR Bradley Rains. The theme is much more upbeat to match the show's brightly colored and minimalistic art style.


Thus far, the only recurring character from ENN to appear in CheckPoint is Rex Carnegie.

The ENN recurring segment "Headshot" has a spiritual successor in "On Point", to the extent that it is an opinion piece, and its tone is emphatic rather than ironic. However, Kathleen has gone On Point multiple times, which did not happen with Headshot.


  • The silhouette of Jer in the Season 1 and 2 opening appears to be the same picture used previously in the second ENN intro.

List of Episodes

Season Ten (2019)

# in Series # in Season Title Date
337 6 A Sketchy Return February 11, 2019
Stories on: Nintendo, TF2, Commander Keen, and Apex Legends
336 5 Ubisoft Divided February 4, 2019
Stories on: Assassin's Creed: Ubisoft, Dr. Mario World, and Groundhog Day VR
335 4 Delete Facebook January 28, 2019
Stories on: Assassin's Creed: Fortnite, PUBG: Lite, Facebook, and Gamestop.
334 3 Time to Settle Down January 21, 2019
Stories on: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Just Dance, the GTA3 Beta, and Hbomberguy's Charity stream for Mermaids Charity.
333 2 Bungo Pls January 14, 2019
Stories on: Kingdom Hearts 3, Unity, Bungie/Activision, and Gearbox
332 1 Takedown To The Stars January 7, 2019
Stories on: Overwatch, Star Citizen, PT, and Star Control

Season Nine (2018)

# in Series # in Season Title Date
Chillpoint December 31, 2018

331 38 Cowboy Economics December 3, 2018
Stories on: Playstation Classic, Artifact, Steam, and Red Dead Online
330 37 Frozen in a Moment November 26, 2018
Stories on: Resident Evil 2, Super Mario Odyssey, gamer scores, and H1Z1.
329 36 Sony Says Naw November 19, 2018
Stories on: Fortnite, Sony, Microsoft, and PUBG.
Chillpoint October 29, 2018
Come hand out with Heather and Paul and chat about video game news on ChillPoint!
Chillpoint October 22, 2018
With Paul and Heather.
328 35 Cod Peeps 4 October 15, 2018
Stories on: Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Star Citizen, and Rockstar Games.
327 34 Tragedy and Capcomedy October 8, 2018
Stories on: Capcom, PUBG Project Thai, Guinness World Records, and Fortnite.
326 33 Squad Up October 1, 2018
Stories on: Sony, Soul Calibur VI, EVE Online, and Nintendo
325 32 Telling Tales September 24, 2018
Stories on: Pokemon GO, W2K19, Tomb Raider, and Telltale Games
324 31 Directly Nintendo September 17, 2018
Stories on: Final Fantasy, Nintendo Switch Online, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Fortnite
323 30 Everyone Play Nice September 10, 2018
Stories on: Spider-Man, Steam, Fortnite, Elite Dangerous, and Artifact
Chillpoint September 3, 2018
Time for CheckPoint! Graham and Kathleen are away so come chill with Paul and Adam as we talk about video game news!
322 29 All The Fortnite August 27, 2018
Stories on: Marvel Strike Force, Amazon Prime, Xbox, Pokemon, and Fortnite.
321 28 Hit Me One More Time August 20, 2018
Stories on: Valve, Overwatch, PUBG, Graphics Cards, and Hitman 2
320 27 Just Buy A Real Typewriter August 13, 2018
Stories on: Resident Evil 2, No Man's Sky, Fallout 76, and Fortnite
319 26 Cold Shoulder for Warcraft August 6, 2018
Stories on: World of Warcraft, Dark Souls, Fortnite, and Cities Skylines
318 25 Fortnite and Graphs July 30, 2018
Stories on: Destiny, EVE Online, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft
317 24 Fortnitely Update July 23, 2018
Stories on: Destiny 2, Marvel Strike Force, Fortnite, and Splatoon 2
316 23 Epic Money July 16, 2018
Stories on: Aliens Colonial Marines, Game Ratings, Fortnite, and Super Mario Odyssey
315 22 10K Eggress July 9, 2018
Stories on: Overwatch, Ingress, Fortnite, and Mario Tennis Aces
314 21 Sony Doesn't Play Well With Others July 2, 2018
Stories on: Sony cross play, Fortnite, Nintendo Switch Piracy, and Megaman X5
313 20 Luigi's Awkward Feature June 25, 2018
Stories on: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mario Odyssey, Dota 2, and Bethesda vs Warner Bros.
312 19 Actual Facts on the PUBG Lawsuit June 18, 2018
Stories on: Steam, PUBG vs Fortnite, Pokemon GO, and E3
Chillpoint June 4, 2018
Time to talk about last week's gaming news! Graham and Kathleen are away today, so join Paul, Heather and Beej for ChillPoint+!
311 18 Cadillacs and Dinosaurs May 28, 2018
Stories on: Dark Souls, PS4, Battlefield V, and WOW
Chillpoint May 21, 2018
Paul and Kathleen chat about game news
310 17 Too Rude for School May 14, 2018
Stories on: Destiny 2, Fork Parker's Crunch Out, Fusion University, and Nintendo
309 16 Time for ForkKnife May 7, 2018
Stories on: Pokemon GO, Runner 3, Fortnite, and Gamevice
308 15 Infinite Pirates April 30, 2018
Stories on: Grand Theft Auto IV, speed runs, PubG, God of War, and Sea of Thieves
307 14 Fortnite Fortnight April 23, 2018
Stories on: National Federation of State High Schools, Fortnite, Fortnite, Fortnite, and Doom
306 13 Bully Bully April 16, 2018
Stories on Fortnite, Mega Mini Drive, The Bully Hunters, Video Game World Records
ChillPoint April 9, 2018
Paul and Kathleen chat about game news
ChillPoint April 2, 2018
Paul and Beej chat about game news
305 12 Get Into The Actual Sea March 26, 2018
Stories on realtech VR, PUBG, Sea of Thieves, and Sonic the Hedgehog
304 11 When I Hear That Fortnight Bling March 19, 2018
Stories on UFC3, Sea of Thieves, Ninja and Drake Twitch stream, and Paragon.
303 10 Hail to the Duke March 12, 2018
Stories on Fortnite, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, NHL 2018 Gaming World Championship, XBox Controllers, and FF VII.
302 9 Let Slip the Dog Tags of War March 5, 2018
Stories on Blizzard, Nintendo Switch, Battlefield One, and Tennis World Tour.
301 8 This Thing Again February 26, 2018
Stories on Mario Odyssey glitches, Zenyatta's legs, the Overwatch League and a stupid tax.
300 7 FFS Here's Atari Coin February 19, 2018
Stories on Atari and their cryptocurrencies, lootboxes in general, THQ old & new, and secret flight sim malware.
299 6 Mining for GPUs February 12, 2018
Stories on Agents of Mayhem: The Boardgame, Thems Fightin' Herds, HQ bots, and Nvidia is confused by crypto.
298 5 So Kong, Farewell February 5, 2018
Stories on battle royale games, PUBG specifically, Donkey Kong world records, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Twitch personalities.
297 4 Record Removed January 29, 2018
Stories on Overwatch bans, PUBG changes, No Man's Sky, and a speedrun world record.
296 3 Compelling Cardboard January 22, 2018
Stories on—yes actually—Steamed Hams, Nintendo Labo, VR Chat, and Rift... and Rift Prime.
295 2 I Pikaccuse You January 15, 2018
Stories on Final Fantasy, a new Sims 4 patch, Stellaris, and Detective Pikachu!
294 1 Chat Spammed Quick January 8, 2018
Stories on PSN's top games, Ripened Tingle, Games Done Quick, and Star Citizen.

Season Eight (2017)

# in Series # in Season Title Date

293 38 Thar They Goids! December 18, 2017
Stories on Elite: Dangerous, Shovel Knight, Overwatch, Destiny 2, CS:GO Lotto.
292 37 Srsly, Get on the Point December 11, 2017
Stories on Splatoon, Pokémon GO, Overwatch, and Street Fighter.
291 36 Bungie "Tell Don't Show" December 4, 2017
Stories on UFC/Twitch, Destiny 2, Mario Odyssey, PUBG, and Star Citizen.
290 35 Epic Lawsuits November 27, 2017
Stories on Animal Crossing, Sonic Forces, Fornite, PUBG in China, and Pokémon GO.
289 34 REALISM November 6, 2017
Stories on Overwatch, Steam, Mario 64, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty WW2.
288 Does not exist
287 33 Project Morte October 30, 2017
Stories on Wolfenstein, Super Mario Odyssey, Twitch gatcha and RIP the Kinect.
Paul chats about game news October 23, 2017
286 32 The Most Humble October 16, 2017
Stories on Mario Odyssey, Perkele, PUBG/ASMR, Super Metroid @ AGDQ, and Humble Bundle/IGN.
285 31 Wolfenstein Gonna Wolfenstein October 9, 2017
Stories on ARMS, a terrible game, esports on Hulu, Golf Story, and Wolfenstein's stance on Nazis.
284 30 Creators Mustn't Create October 2, 2017
Stories on Assassin's Creed, Nintendo Creators Program, Silicon Echoes, FIFA on Switch, and The Mini 64 thing!
283 29 Cringeface the Hedgehog September 25, 2017
Stories on Team Fortress 2, Sonic Forces, PUBG and Danganronpa V.3
282 28 Slander in Space September 18, 2017
Stories on Hearthstone, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Star Citizen, and the Nintendo Switch.
281 27 Destiny Throwing Shade September 11, 2017
Stories on Final Fantasy XV, CS:GO Lotto, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Breath of the Wild, and Destiny 2.
Checkpoint+ Chat September 4, 2017
Paul chatting about game news as Graham and Kathleen are away at PAX.
280 26 Full-Life Fanfiction August 28, 2017
Stories on Crackdown 3, Star Citizen, Overwatch, HAL Laboratories, and Half-Life 3, kinda.
Checkpoint+ Chat August 21, 2017
Set was not ready yet after move, so this is a casual chat about gaming news.
279 25 Playerunknown's Project Runway August 7, 2017
Stories on Itagaki Street, PUBG's new skirt, Skyrim AI, Splatoon 2 mayonnaise, and Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar.
278 24 Watyr Festival July 31, 2017
Stories on the SNES Classic, Pokémon GO Fest, Hey! Pikmin, and The Gamer Gauntlet.
277 23 Kingdoms Heartened July 17, 2017
Stories on PUBG, the 3DS, PSV Football Club, Splatoon2, and Kingdom Hearts 3.
276 22 Runaround Suit July 10, 2017
Stories on Overwatch, FFXIV, Ace Attorney, and a new Zenimax lawsuit.
275 21 Trash Games Everywhere July 3, 2017
Stories on Breath of the Wild, Wikipedia the Game, GTA V, Steam's Cheevo Spam, and PSN's quality control.
274 20 CLASSIC Nintendo June 26, 2017
Stories on Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Mario+Rabbids, SNES Classic, Metroid Prime, and Prey.
E3.3 E3.3 E3 2017 Nintendo June 12, 2017

E3.2 E3.2 E3 2017 SONY June 12, 2017

E3.1 E3.1 E3 2017 PC Gaming June 12, 2017

WWDC WWDC WWDC Keynote Commentary June 5, 2017

273 19 Nintendo and Chill June 5, 2017
Overwatch, Steam Direct, Rime, Mario 64 speedruns, and the Nintendo Switch online service.
272 18 Awash With Fanfic May 29, 2017
Stories on Vanquish, Overwatch, Rime, Sims 4, and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
271 17 Dead Bunnies May 22, 2017
Stories on Second Life, Splatoon 2, Zelda, Warcraft tokens, and World of Tanks.
270 16 A Game Full of Spiders May 15, 2017
Stories on Famicom games filled with spiders, Nier: Automata piracy, Destiny, Deadly Premonition boardgame, and Alan Wake's disappearance.
269 15 Happy Little Smite May 8, 2017
Stories on Mario x Rabbids, Overwatch x Korean Politics, Witcher 3 x too many GPUs, Mei's apologetic voice lines, and Bob Ross x Smite.
268 14 Buckle Up Buckle Up May 1, 2017
Stories on Mario Kart sales, Hideo Kojima, the 2DSXL, Halo 3 (yes actually), and Vroom in the Night Sky.
267 13 Player Now Known April 24, 2017
Stories on Mario Kart/Target, Kirby lingerie, G2A, WeGame/Tencent, and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.
266 12 Bethesda Not Woke April 17, 2017
Stories on the NES Classic, Nier: Automata, Quake Champions, Layton's Mystery Journey, and Nintendo Switch sales.
265 11 Mass Effect's Special Eyes April 10, 2017
Stories on, Hearthstone, Mass Effect Andromeda, neural network video games, and CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk.
264 10 No Spoilerino Pls April 3, 2017
Stories on Pokémon GO, Nintendo Switch, Rocket League, Persona 5, and GTA Online.
263 9 A Beautiful Horizon March 27, 2017
Stories on Battlefield 1, For Honor, Call of Duty rumours, Destiny 2, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
262 8 Dangerous Goods March 20, 2017
Stories on Blizzard's lawsuit, a tale of EVE Online revenge, the Floigan Bros, MLB The Show, and Persona 5's Amazon problem.
261 7 Breadth of the Wild March 13, 2017
Stories on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Steam user reviews, and Pokémon Red in Minecraft.
260 6 Diplomatic Complaints March 6, 2017
Stories on Ghost Recon Wildlands, Heroes of the Storm, Destiny 2, GDC Awards, and the Nintendo Switch!
259 5 Switching to Mobile February 27, 2017
This week's gaming stories: Nintendo Switch portable, Twitch Drops, Elite: Dangerous and its beige moons, Mass Effect: Andromeda's pretty good banging, and speedrunning all of the NES.
258 4 Steam Redlight February 13, 2017
Stories on Call of Duty, Resident Evil 7, Ultra Street Fighter for Switch, Steam Greenlight, and the Gameband watch.
257.67 3.67 Gaming News Discussion 2 February 6, 2017
Join Graham, Kathleen, and Penelope for a Checkpoint Special "Everyone Is Sick" Edition.
257.33 3.33 Gaming News Discussion 1 January 29, 2017
With Graham worn out from PAX South, Kathleen and Paul discuss the week's gaming news with help from Penelope.
257 3 Roosterwatch January 23, 2017
Stories on Dishonored 2, Stair Quest, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, Neko Atsume, and Overwatch's new event!
256 2 Switch it up! January 16, 2017
Stories on the new Nintendo Switch, The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, and other Nintendo news.
255 1 Spying on Stardew January 9, 2017
Stories on Megaman on mobile, Hearthstone outreach, new laptops, and Steam Spy's 2016 report.
254.5 0 2016 Roundup Discussion January 2, 2017
Kathleen is out sick, so Graham and Paul talk about the gaming news of 2016.

Season Seven

The LRR streaming calendar was overhauled in May of 2016; in July, Checkpoint followed suit with a new set and graphics and the return of Kathleen.

# in Series # in Season Title Date
254 19 Mei-ry Christmas December 19, 2016
Stories on Street Fighter 5, Hitman, Overwatch, Assassin's Creed 2, and League of Legends.
253 18 Buy Every Microtransaction December 12, 2016
Stories on Super Mario Run, Pokémon GO, Fallout, Final Fantasy XV, and Game of War.
252 17 Sexy Ichor Mikkelsen December 5, 2016
Stories on Mario Maker, The Sims 4, South Korean law, Death Stranding, and Steam's ludicrous glut of games.
251 16 An Xbox Is Forever November 28, 2016
Stories on Nintendo 3DS, Overwatch, Solitaire, Pokémon, and Microsoft.
250 15 Pigeon Sim 2000 October 17, 2016
Stories on Red Dead, voice actor strike, PSVR, Battlefield Pigeon, and Sony's lawsuit.
249 14 CS:NO News is Good News October 10, 2016
Stories on Inside, Wind Waker, Gears of War, Overwatch leaks, and CS:GO's new sprays.
248 13 The Modern Albatross October 2, 2016
Stories on Super Mario Bros, Stardew Valley, Digital Homicide, The Sims 4, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
247 12 Still CheckPoint September 26, 2016
Stories on basketball & esports, Doom AI, Overwatch porn, Street Fighter underoos, and Riot's money.
246 11 Iron and Whine September 19, 2016
Stories on: Runescape, FFXIV, Pokémon GO, Destiny, and Digital Homicide.
245 10 Sexy Sims & Console Slims September 12, 2016
Stories on the PS4 Pro, Pokemon GO, Fallout 4 mods, Smash Bros, Super Mario Run, and The Sims 4.
244 9 Love is Real! August 29, 2016
Overwatch, Solbrain: Knight of Darkness, Final Fantasy XV, Idolm@ster, and Chuck Tingle.
243 8 GG EZ August 22, 2016
Stories on Overwatch, Hatsune Miku, Mario, a new VR experience and a horrifying Pokémon.
242 7 Toy Headquarters Returns! August 15, 2016
Stories on THQ, Final Fantasy XV, No Man's Sky, Titanfall 2, and ...NASCAR?
241 6 Some Men's Sky August 8, 2016
Stories on 2K's tattoo lawsuit, Black Desert going P2W, Prey's name, No Man's Sky, Pokémon GO, and Leland Yee.
240 5 Words of Prey August 1, 2016
Stories on Prey (2016), Pokémon GO, BioWare, This is The Police, and No Man's Sky.
239 4 Gotta Tag 'Em All July 25, 2016
Kirby Cafés, Kojima's mascot, OneDrive & Pokémon, Overwatch, and Cosmos Rings.
238 3 Counter-Strike: NO! July 18, 2016
Stories on Nintendo, Street Fighter V, Breeding Season, CS:GO gambling, and the Sega Saturn.
237 2 Leg Cramps, I Choose You July 11, 2016
Stories on Steam, Richard Garriot's blood, old Mac porn, Pokémon GO, and the Pope.
236 1 A Spectrum of Censorship July 4, 2016
Stories on Final Fantasy Monopoly, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, the Gal•Gun special edition, Twitch's "Social Eating", and China's oversight of mobile apps.

Season Six

LRR continued to be Patreon funded. Graham hosted the show solo during Kathleen's hiatus.

# in Series # in Season Title Date
235 35 Oversaturated June 27, 2016
Stories on CivilizationEDU, Minecraft Battle Mini, Dad Quest, Devil's Third, and Overwatch.
234 34 An Itchy Taste of Things to Come June 20, 2016
Stories about No Man's Sky, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Overwatch, Insomniac VR, and Resident Evil VII.
233 33 E3 2016 Press Conferences June 14, 2016
Summaries of the E3 2016 Press Events for Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony, and kinda Nintendo.
232 32 Konami Hates Us June 6, 2016
Stories on Metal Gear Solid, Fallout 4 mods, Alto's Adventure, Minecraft, and Overwatch.
231 31 OverPorn May 30, 2016
Stories on No Man's Sky, Mighty No.9, Windows 10, Mirror's Edge, and Overwatch's porn "epidemic".
230 30 Mario, Minecraft, and Youtube May 23, 2016
Stories on Overwatch, Oculus vs Vive, Minecraft & Mario, Liyla and the Shadows of War, and Fallout 4 mods.
229 29 This Youtuber Life May 16, 2016
Stories on Street Fighter 5, Dark Souls 3, Cobra Club, Overwatch, and Youtubers Life.
228 28 Worst Call of Duty Ever May 9, 2016
Stories on Pokémon, Nintendo NX, Sonic Boom on YouTube, a free cow, Kickstarter trademarks, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
227 27 Divide By Zero Players May 2, 2016
Stories on VR confinement, Nintendo NX, Call of Duty, Cracker Jack, and The Division.
226 26 Rusty From All the Salt April 18, 2016
Stories on StarCraft 2, a "Heroic" MMO, LEGO Minecraft, the handsomest Pokémon, and the new women of Rust.
225 25 Delicious Vanilla WoW April 11, 2016
Stories on The Culling,, CS:GO, XCOM 2, and World of Warcraft.
224 24 Dank Streams 3 April 4, 2016
CheckPoint brings you stories on paying to win in Clash Royale, playing WoW with your feet, a gamer action figure, VR desktops, and Bandai-Namco's Dark Souls 3 problem.
223 23 When Leaks & Rumors Aren't March 28, 2016
Stories on the Nintendo NX "leaks", Rock Band for PC, the PlayStation4K, and Valve's Steam Controller.
222 22 Hail Mary to the Supreme Court March 21, 2016
Stories on Xbox, the "PS4.5", UFC 2's new fighter, Telltale Batman, and EA's attempt to get the Supreme Court on their side.
221 21 A Division Divided March 14, 2016
Stories on Xbox cross-platform play, Bill Gates & Age of Empires, iOS App Store, The Division, and Ubisoft's dumb movie pre-order bonuses.
220 20 Retro Deception March 7, 2016
Stories this week on The Division, Mario Maker, Oculus vs Mac, the UFC 2 curse, and the ongoing troubles of the Coleco Chameleon.
219 19 Do Not Anger the Gaben February 29, 2016
Stories on Dark Souls 3, Final Fantasy 14, Dota 2 & The Shanghai Major, and Fallout 4.
218 18 Can I Get A Witness February 15, 2016
Stories on pro-level StarCraft, The Witness, Assassin's Creed, CranK, and Destiny!
217 17 Fire Emblem Heavy Petting February 8, 2016
Stories on gaming piracy, Bro Fist Sim, Avengers Academy, Fire Emblem Fates, and professional Counter-Strike.
216 16 When Games Become Tropes January 25, 2016
Stories on Mortal Kombat X for PC, XCOM: The Long War, Donald Rumsfeld: game dev, Assassin's Creed cakes, and Yandere Simulator on Twitch.
215 15 Scratching the Highest Court January 18, 2016
Stories on Mario Maker, Sony's "Let's Play" trademark filing, Xbox 360 disc scratch suit, the best-selling games of 2015, and voice of Duke Nukem John St. John.
214 14 MLG No Scope Buyout January 4, 2016
Stories on Activision/Blizzard buying MLG, Oculus Rift, Umihara Kiwase, Target (kinda), and Crackdown.
213 13 Get the Leather December 21, 2015
Stories on Just Cause 3, Aviary Attorney, Kingdom Hearts II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and the Coleco Chameleon.
212 12 Blizzard Just Wants Our Love December 14, 2015
Stories on Steam hacking, Blizzard's business plan, Star Wars looking amazing, League's amazing numbers, and a game where you play a baby.
211 11 The Final Word December 7, 2015
As well as Graham's exhaustive opinion of the FF7 Remake, stories on Steam, Total War: Warhammer, The Witcher 3, and PS2 titles on PS4.
210 10 The Secret of the 7th Core November 30, 2015
Stories on Namco Bandai, Metal Gear Solid V, League of Legends, PlayStation 4, and Dragon's Lair.
209 9 Use Your Words November 23, 2015
Stories on Steam sales, Fallout 4, Batman Arkham Knight, Dispatcher, and the Odin Sphere HD remaster.
208 8 Five Nights at Funtown November 2, 2015
Stories on Fallout 4, Five Nights at Freddy's, Jäsøn, MiiTomo, and Sega's constant failure to Sonic.
207 7 Downloading Terror October 26, 2015
Stories on Fatal Frame, Steam Greenlight, Mario Speedrunning, Pokemon, and the console wars.
206 6 Keeping Microtransactions Safe October 19, 2015
Stories on Valve's Steam Link, Riot Games, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, and Pay Day 2's microtransactions.
205 5 Going on a Rampage October 12, 2015
Stories on Sonic Dash, Zynga, Witcher 3, G2A/Riot, and Rampage Jackson.
204 4 Tony Font's Pro Layout October 5, 2015
Stories on Burnout, Steam, Destiny, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5.
203 3 Black Ops, Party of One? September 28, 2015
Stories on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Grand Theft Auto 5 & Bigfoot, Oculus Rift, and Counter-Strike on TBS.
202 2 Twitch Must Play September 21, 2015
Stories on WWE2K16, Persona 5, Konami, Black Ops, and Twitch Plays Everything.
201 1 Pokémon GO Outside September 14, 2015
Stories on Pokémon GO, League of Legends, Mario, Disney Infinity & Splatoon, and Infinity Blade.

Season Five (Patreon Funded)

After the YRR of LRR, LoadingReadyRun announced a Patreon to continue LoadingReadyLive streams.

# in Series # in Season Title Date
200 26 No Place for Mercy September 7, 2015
Stories on Destiny, Assassin's Creed, Marvel Heroes 2015, Hasbro, and Machinima & the FTC.
199 25 A Twitch Player Darkly August 24, 2015
Stories on Twitch Plays Dark Souls, Machine Zone vs Kabam, Madden 16, BlizzCon, and Triple Triad.
198 24 Cars 2 HD Gameplay Compilation August 19, 2015
Stories on 3DS hacking with Ironfall, a Chinese rip-off console, more Red Ash, amazing skin, and the "greatest" gaming video on YouTube.
197 23 Crackdown the Walls August 10, 2015
Stories on Crackdown, Fallout, Journey of the Light & Steam, Destiny, and Mighty No. 9!
196 22 Don't Work at Konami August 3, 2015
Stories on Final Fantasy VII Remake, Konami, Ouya & Razer, Fallout 4, and Comcept's Red Ash.
195 21 Shot to the Hearth July 21, 2015
We're back! Stories on The Flock, Rust, Crash Bandicoot, Hearthstone, and Street Fighter V.
194 20 Destiny's Rough Week June 29, 2015
Stories on Destiny, Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Apple and the Confederate Flag, and League of Legends.
193 19 Nintendo Gains Awareness June 23, 2015
Stories on Smash Bros, Steam, Razer, WiiU, and an injured LoL pro.
192 18 E3 2015 Roundup June 17, 2015
Stories on the biggest news from E3 2015: Fallout 4's dog friend, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Shin Megami Tensei's weird E3 showing, Xbox One backwards compatibility, new Amiibo/landers, and Shenmue 3!!
191 17 Fall Back with Fallout June 8, 2015
Stories on NBA2K16, The Witcher 3, Fallout, Hearthstone, and the FTC as it pertains to YouTube.
190 16 Punch Cow, Get Cash May 25, 2015
Stories on Destiny, Witcher 3, GTA V, Nintendo, and League of Legends!
189 15 The Crush of Candy May 18, 2015
Stories on Konami, Square Enix, Duke Nukem, League of Legends, and Candy Crush Saga.
188 14 So Retro It's Awkward May 11, 2015
Stories on Silent Hills PT, Nintendo, Smite, Five Nights at Freddy's, and cartridge gaming.
187 13 A DiRTy Trick May 4, 2015
Stories on Nintendo/Amiibo, The Sims 4, DiRT, Steam, and E3's representation of PC Gaming.
186 12 The Hills are Silent April 27, 2015
Stories on Silent Hill, Killing Floor 2, Rodea the Sky Soldier, Peter Molynuex, and of course, the now outdated Valve paid mods debacle.
185 11 Steam Ain't Free April 20, 2015
Stories on 1995, Candy Crush, Dark Souls II, 3DS Street Pass, and Steam!
184 10 Bloodleaks April 7, 2015
Stories on Bloodborne, Mario Kart 8, NBA2K14, The Button, and Amiibo supply-chain failures.
183 9 Rated N for Neglect March 30, 2015
Stories on Rust, Oculus Rift, Dead or Alive 5, Zynga, and angry UK parents.
182 8 Kojima Repeating March 23, 2015
Stories on Konami and Hideo Kojima, Bloodborne, Google Play, Valkyrie Drive, and a naughty League of Legends clan.
181 7 Cities Fighting Pirates March 17, 2015
Stories on Cities: Skylines, Upsilon Circuit, Star Citizen, Elder Scrolls Online, and Paula Deen: Recipe Quest... god help us.
180 6 Copyright Lives Forever March 2, 2015
Stories on why we'll never get No One Lives Forever back, an official/unofficial Mystic Quest remake, Twitch Plays Halo, the new WoW tokens, and Grab Them By the Eyes.
179 5 Mars Needs Writers February 23, 2015
Stories on Doom, the Apple Store, Destiny, and Bethesda.
178 4 Nintendo Wants that YouTube Dollar February 2, 2015
Stories on an Ikea sim, Nintendo & YouTube, Joystiq, Ouya & Alibaba, and Valve's Steam Workshop.
177 3 Slay Millions of Dragons January 19, 2015
Stories on Dragon Age: Inquisition, 3D After Burner 2, WWE Immortals, the Xbox price drop, and a special gift to dedicated WoW fans.
176 2 News Refurbished by GameStop January 15, 2015
Stories on GameStop's Xbox refurbishment, League of Legends, The Princess Bride mobile games, Evolve and Puzzle and Dragons Mario Edition.
175 1 Metal Gear Chicken January 5, 2015
Stories on FarCry, Metal Gear Solid, the 3DRudder, iTunes in the EU, and PS Now.

Season Four (CheckPointPlus)

After Penny Arcade announced an end to third-party content on their site, LoadingReadyRun announced that CheckPoint was going to go on an "Indefinite Hiatus." However, in a segment at the end of the penultimate episode of Season Three, EA You're Just OK on December 23rd, they announced that instead they would stream CheckPoint live on Twitch as CheckPointPlus.

As well as a live recording of the episode, after the recording Graham, Kathleen and Paul discuss the stories and other stories they don't use. Also Kathleen greets new twitch subscribers with a "Kathleen Commercial", a short improvised skit "advertising" each subscriber. They frequently go off the rails, and one commercial led to the creation of the fictional country of Snorsh, which has become a running gag. A Snorshian Tourist Minister, and Spoopifer, a ghost who warns you if things might be too "Spoopy", voiced by Kathleen, are regular characters in Kathleen Commercials.

# in Series # in Season Title Date
174 41 A Final Fantasy "F*** You!" December 31, 2014
They're making a new Final Fantasy and it's super different. Plus, you can already overspend on Halo 5, Destiny has a terrible gun, and Quake runs on anything.
173 40 STALKER Returns? December 24, 2014
Stories on Master Chief Collection, Bravely Second, Telltale vs Minecraft, Final Fantasy XV and more S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gossip!
172 39 Legal Blowout, Fellow STALKER December 22, 2014
A new STALKER game, only it isn't, is being made by some former STALKER developers, only they aren't. Plus stories on Final Fantasy and Assassin's Creed.
171 38 Final Fantasy Cocktease December 16, 2014
Stories on Saints Row, PS4 faceplates, TF2 booty shorts, and Final Fantasy–goddamn–7.
170 37 Dennis Dyack Returns December 15, 2014
Stories on Denis Dyack, FF7 G-Bike, and Assassin's Creed Unity (Episode for week of November 3rd, 2014).
169 36 SimCity Mobile Except Not November 1, 2014
EA really doesn't want you to think less of their new mobile SimCity. Stories on a PSN update, an Xbox price drop, Street Fighter Furries, and smart phone exercises.
168 35 Be A Bread October 26, 2014
The Resident Evil TV series changes hands, Bread finally gets its own game, and the Master Chief Collection has a MASSIVE day one download.
167 34 Ubi's Insane Resolution Solution October 23, 2014
They probably couldn't have stopped it, but if Ubisoft didn't want people to argue, they shouldn't have done THIS. Also stories on Star Wars, a Chinese charades game, Destiny, and GTA V.
166 33 Call of Marketing October 22, 2014
What happens when a Call of Duty executive goes way, WAY off script? Insane things. Also stories on Mistwalker, Shelter 2, Shadow of Mordor, and Tiny Death Star.
165 32 RetroN to the Future October 7, 2014
When your product is already in kind of a weird grey area, maybe don't push it? Stories on Hyperkin, Oculus Rift, AC Unity, and Bloodborne.
164 31 Your Destiny is Menial September 24, 2014
The galaxy's greatest warriors are shooting into the darkness.
163 30 Music for Exposure September 17, 2014
Kathleen takes on the solo sliding show with this week's CheckPoint. Stories on Destiny, Peggle, a gold PS4, and Google Play.
162 29 The Perviest VR September 10, 2014
The Colonial Marines lawsuit marches on, Disgaea 5 announced, and Tekken Team shows us the weirdest tech demo yet.
161 28 Twitchazon September 4, 2014
With a last-minute rewrite when the news came, let's look at Amazon buying Twitch. Also, "Fish Plays Street Fighter".
160 27 Trademark Trollin' August 26, 2014
Kathleen's away another week, but Graham's got your back with all the weirdest gaming news.
159 26 Get Those Vampires Naked August 4, 2014
Graham fills in for two people with stories about Titanfall, GameStop, and a game where you make vampires naked.
158 25 It Is Your Destiny July 24, 2014
A double does of Destiny news this week, plus info on the Space Invaders movie? which is going to be a thing.
157 24 Don't Crytek July 22, 2014
Crytek UK is falling apart, and it turns out Rebellion is a patent troll.
156 23 The Most Micro of Transactions July 2, 2014
Pools, babies, dungeons... we're just gonna chop your games up into little bitty pieces.
155 22 Riotous June 27, 2014
Stories about a League of Legends scholarship, Riot Games' hiring-and-firing program, and FF8's weird cheat codes.
154 21 YouTube Gaming June 19, 2014
Gaming is a big deal on YouTube... we should get in on that.
153 20 E3 2014 June 14, 2014
A summary of the EA and Microsoft pressers (the only ones that had happened at airtime).
152 19 Bad Ideas June 8, 2014
If people would just start using their brains... well, we'd be out of stuff to make fun of.
151 18 Into the New World May 31, 2014
The World of Warcraft has wrapped. Don't hold your breath.
150 17 And On That Bombshell May 23, 2014
Interceptor Games debuts a dull thud, while 2K Sports announces the ugliest shoes... in the world.
149 16 KickFail May 16, 2014
The Outcast KickStarter fails to connect, and Towns just straight gives up. Weird week for potential games.
148 15 Infinity Soft May 9, 2014
Infinity Ward and Neversoft are sort of joining forces and we don't know how to feel about it.
147 14 A Successful Rebirth April 22, 2014
FFXIV was rescued from people that probably shouldn't have been making it in the first place.
146 13 Digging for E.T. April 15, 2014
Is finding all the discarded copies of E.T. really the result we want?
145 12 Square Enix Finally Listens April 2, 2014
In a revelation shocking only themselves, Square realizes it's good at RPGs.
144 11 Simulated Goat March 24, 2014
You can be a goat, you can be a bear, you can be anything you want!
143 10 Frog Secrets March 17, 2014
The secret is: There's gonna be more frogs.
142 9 Upsample-Fall March 10, 2014
Now that we've got the gaming PC fixed for game streaming, the CheckPoint setup took some hits. Hopefully we'll get everything in place for next week!
141 8 3DRealms Flails Wildly February 24, 2014
3DRealms doesn't seem to remember where they've left their licenses...
140 7 PokemonSpamsTwitch February 17, 2014
Enjoy the latest fad on, a real argument for dictatorship.
139 6 A Bit of a Flap February 10, 2014
Flappy Bird has flapped away, leaving behind it much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
138 5 KickStopper February 3, 2014
What have we learned from KickStarter funded games? How quickly time passes.
137 4 Tales of Troubles January 28, 2014
Bamco-Nandai has taken something great, then made it awful and butt.
136 3 Try These Ninten-dos! January 20, 2014
Another Bishi Roundup! Sort of. Also, we advise Nintendo.
135 2 Ruining the Magic January 13, 2014
CheckPoint Live, now with correct seating orientation! Also, stories about SimCity, Germany and Microsoft.
134 1 So Brave, So Default January 6, 2014
The first CheckPoint recorded LIVE was not without its audio errors and awkward pauses, but for being done in one shot, we're pretty happy. Tune in next week, it'll be even better!

Season Three

# in Series # in Season Title Date
133 29 Now We Console The Loser December 30, 2013
CheckPoint breaks down the console wars! Who won? Who lost? Who cares!
132 28 EA You're Just OK December 23, 2013
This is not a video about the best company in the world, this is just a ribbing.
131 27 Brickbox One December 16, 2013
Don't believe everything you read online. Actually, don't believe anything you read online.
130 26 We Must Clone Deeper December 9, 2013
Finally, experience the thrill of ripping off the Dutch from the comfort of your own home.
129 25 Angry Birds: Cash! December 2, 2013
Rovio's getting serious. Not about racing games, but about in-app purchases.
128 24 MyGM is Best GM November 25, 2013
I think NBA 2K14s innovative "not playing basketball at all mode" is finally going to get me to give the franchise a try.
127 23 Sony’s Everquest for More Money November 18, 2013
Do you like Everquest? Are you a chump? Sony has a proposition for you.
126 22 Not So Free to Play November 11, 2013
What makes a good free-to-play game? Apparently, a bad game.
125 21 Attack on Titanfall November 4, 2013
Miss the "good old days" of the console wars? No? Well, EA seems to.
124 20 A Torrent of Theft October 28, 2013
Have you found a torrent of something that's too good to exist? Leave it alone.
123 19 There's No Mojo Here October 21, 2013
Do you need common sense and market research if you have wild, unattainable dreams? Yes Madcatz, you do.
122 18 Just Say No to Mojo October 14, 2013
Are you in the market for a luxury Android console? If so, did someone hit you on the head?
121 17 The Longest Half Life October 7, 2013
At last, our long nightmare is over. Ha ha, just kidding.
120 16 The Ghost of David Jaffe September 30, 2013
Do imaginary friends make the best business partners? Only David Jaffe knows.
119 15 Grand Theft Apple September 22, 2013
Now you can take the GTA experience wherever you go! Just don't crime and drive.
118 14 Anger in Ouya Town September 16, 2013
Turns out that giving out FREE MONEY brings out some unsavory behaviour.
117 13 The Mighty Mega Nine September 9, 2013
Keiji Inafune's new game totally isn't Mega Man at all you guys.
116 12 Ubisoft and Nvidia Sittin' in a Tree September 2, 2013
Ubisoft has formed a mighty alliance with Nvidia! OMG THEY'RE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!! It's so cute!
115 11 Plants vs. Productivity August 26, 2013
Humans love Plants vs. Zombies. But couldn't we be doing something better with our time?
114 10 A Little Less Kinection August 19, 2013
Microsoft announces yet more changes to the Xbox One. At the rate they're going you'll just be buying a rebranded PS4 on launch day.
113 9 Same Sexy Sims August 12, 2013
Is The Sims the most progressive game ever? Maybe? Maybe.
112 8 Sweet Treats August 5, 2013
Before you jump into the latest dating sim, watch Kathleen's handy primer.
111 7 Self Control 2 July 29, 2013
Stardock Software is dangerously close to poking a hornets' nest.
110 6 The Peripherals July 22, 2013
There is now an entire documentary about a video game peripheral from the 1980s. We've arrived.
109 5 Mystery, Intrigue, ISK July 15, 2013
Spies, double-agents, space carriers: an average day for EVE Online.
108 4 Mattrick Goes to the Dogs July 8, 2013
Not content with ruining one company, Mattrick sets his sights Zyngward.
107 3 No One Can Hear You Pee July 1, 2013
Looking for a way to deal with some inconvenient people? Give them Routine on Oculus Rift.
106 2 XBox-One-Less-Thing June 24, 2013
Microsoft changes its tune on the Xbox One, and an app that lets you have sex with your iPad!
105 1 XBox On Point June 17, 2013
Underwhelmed by the Xbox One. Here's a few reasons why.

Season Two

# in Series # in Season Title Date
104 52 OMG The Bubble Popped June 10, 2013
When a Zynga employee is laid off in the woods, does anyone hear the sound of them going "hooray"?
103 51 Cube Vindication June 3, 2013
There really was something in the Cube. It was in our hearts all along!
102 50 Meet My Xbone May 27, 2013
CheckPoint takes on the new Xbox One, aka, the Xbone
101 49 Save our Pac Mans May 20, 2013
Pac Man is being "re-imagined" with a "cool" cartoon and video game. Think about how awful that would be... and then keep going.
100 48 They Came for Our Guns May 13, 2013
EA doesn't do "real guns" in its games anymore. Sort of. Not really? False.
99 47 Irony Tycoon May 6, 2013
Your tears. They are delicious.
98 46 Ridiculous Cloning April 29, 2013
Peter Molyneux is going to be disgustingly rich.
97 45 Oh Yeah, Ouya April 22, 2013
The Ouya! It's the next big in next big things, and not much else.
96 44 What is Worst in Life April 15, 2013
Once again, EA is literally the worst.
95 43 Downloadable Consumerism April 8, 2013
Oh my gosh! Ads in SimCity! And I don't even have to PAY for them? Thanks EA!
94 42 Restructuring Expectations April 1, 2013
It shouldn't be easy to be successful, but it should at least be attainable.
93 41 The Origin Hackshack March 25, 2013
Origin security problems and publishers that don't like female protagonists.
92 40 Five Servings of Zombie March 18, 2013
The folks behind DayZ just want you to be healthy.
91 39 Kicking Expectations March 11, 2013
What should you do differently if you KickStarter is over-funded? Everything, and nothing.
90 38 Getting Down to Bidness March 4, 2013
THQ is auctioning off its junk. Literally.
89 37 Sony’s PS4 Play February 25, 2013
Sony said a lot of words, but did they say anything important?
88 36 Litigation is Magic February 18, 2013
For a two hour long game, Journey sure was expensive to make.
87 35 A Door Closed, a Windows Open February 11, 2013
XNA discontinued, Amazon Coins and more!
86 34 The Accidental War February 4, 2013
We all knew Reddit and SomethingAwful would fight eventually, but we didn't expect this...
85 33 A Modest Proposal January 28, 2013
Okay, THQ didn't listen, but maybe Atari will.
84 32 SWTOR SGR OMG January 21, 2013
BioWare tries to do the right thing and the media shits all over them.
83 31 THQ Going to Pieces January 14, 2013
Sounds like everyone has a chance to get in on some of this THQ auction action.
82 30 PSGone January 7, 2013
The doors closes on the PS2, and Eidos' Life President is also a Commander now.
81 29 Eternal Lawsuit November 19, 2012
Don't sue someone you've ripped off.
80 28 Features We Won’t Wii-Use November 12, 2012
Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime bore us to tears with peripheral Wii U features.
79 27 The Price of Progress November 5, 2012
Square Enix is listening, and realizes it has to hide its shenanigans better.
78 26 Games are Really Big October 29, 2012
All we know about Dragon Age 3 is that it's big. We guess that's good?
77 25 A Blue Streak of Sadness October 22, 2012
Every time we hear Sonic news these days it's always sad.
76 24 Trouble on the Farm October 15, 2012
Zynga is doing so poorly, they might be better off if they didn't exist.
75 23 Pork Barrel Participation October 8, 2012
Who can resist the siren song of gold avatar armor?
74 22 SC2: HotS Goes F2P? October 1, 2012
Blizzard recently mused out loud what StarCraft might look like as a free-to-play title.
73 21 Disputed Borders and Lands September 24, 2012
Kathleen gives us the historical context for why some former Soviets don't like their Borderlands options.
72 20 Mixed Martial Boobies September 17, 2012
DOA5 flip-flops on its bounce-bounce. Again.
71 19 Games for Windows or Not September 10, 2012
There's too many different services that share the same names. Get it together, Microsoft.
70 18 Core Crisis September 3, 2012
What is gameplay worth to you? Square says: Your time and eyeballs.
69 17 On Blackest Isle August 27, 2012
Black Isle is back! Kind of? Is it? Wait a second here.
68 16 Almost No Odd Job August 20, 2012
GoldenEye's famous multiplayer mode was developed on the sly and nearly didn't happen.
67 15 Final Fantasy Apology August 13, 2012
It's refreshing when a company admits it's screwed up. Really, badly screwed up.
66 14 MechWarrior August 6, 2012
Because releasing actual mecha into the world couldn't possibly go wrong.
65 13 Square Enix Versus Rumors July 30, 2012
If you're going to make up rumors about FF Versus 13, there's way more hilarious ones than, "It's cancelled."
64 12 Gamer Marketing July 23, 2012
When making something you want gamers to buy, make sure it's super shiny and ridiculous.
63 11 Games & Movies July 16, 2012
Every time there's a spec of good news about a video game movie, there's an equal torrent of horrid crap.
62 10 Assassin’s Editions July 9, 2012
If you want any variety of bonus features with your copy of Screed 3, there's an edition for that.
61 9 DOA Flashback July 2, 2012
Remember how DOA5 was going to be all mature and grown-up? About that…
60 8 Til Ring Out Do Us Part June 25, 2012
Soul Calibur adds wedding costumes, and Zynga has stopped pretending they aren't terrible.
59 7 UFC Extremely Disputed June 18, 2012
THQ had better never let Saints Row go if they keep making decisions like these.
58 6 E3 Throwdown June 11, 2012
Does E3 even care that gamers were upset with the show?
57 5 Infinite Lawsuit June 4, 2012
Activision may have now settled with West & Zampella, but the gaming lawsuit of the decade left us a final parting nugget of gold.
56 4 Beyond Infinity May 28, 2012
Ahh, the delightful nuggets of ridiculousness that come from court filing papers.
55 3 Too Much of a Good Thing? May 21, 2012
Look, we love Tim Schafer too, but this is just getting silly.
54 2 Zyng and Zag May 14, 2012
Zynga gets in the news so much these days you'd think they were a tabloid celebrity.
53 1 God of Gore May 7, 2012
Sony is taking extra special care to make sure God of War 4 has beautiful blood-goo.

Season One

# in Series # in Season Title Date
52 52 Are Fezzes Cool? April 30, 2012
Indie-darling Fez is finally out and everyone knows they love it, but they're not sure why.
51 51 Power Sink April 23, 2012
Is your console destroying the country's power grid? Yes. The answer is yes.
50 50 There is No Bubble April 16, 2012
Kickstarter is taking over video game self-funding. But is there an end to it?
49 49 EA is Just the Worst April 9, 2012
Did you hear? Electronic Arts is basically the devil!
48 48 Ubi Goes Soft April 2, 2012
Ubisoft is introducing a new anti-piracy scheme that sounds... good?
47 47 Gaming the System March 26, 2012
For all the money gaming makes the US, the US sure seems to hate gaming.
46 46 The Masses Are Effected March 19, 2012
Welcome to largest video game entitlement complex since Minecraft ladders.
45 45 GDizzle March 12, 2012
Graham & Paul hold down the fort while Kathleen reports in from GDC.
44 44 Foot X Mouth March 5, 2012
The thing about saying stupid things on the internet is that everyone can hear you.
43 43 Is It Worth It? February 27, 2012
Is Square allowed to charge $18 for an iOS game? Yes, but should they?
42 42 Legacy of Shame February 20, 2012
Dead or Alive's new lead wants to class the series up a bit. Let's see how that goes.
41 41 Double-Extra Fine February 13, 2012
Does this change the game? Only insofar as Tim Schafer is making it this time.
40 40 Tera-Fied February 6, 2012
En Masse bans the world, Netherrealm has an identity crisis and Everquest lives!
39 39 Tower Heist January 30, 2012
Can Zynga get away with ripping off someone else's game? Well, they already have.
38 38 Masters of Code, Not Money January 23, 2012
Among the stories this week, a tale of poor accounting and idiocy.
37 37 Survey Says! January 16, 2012
Cheaters gonna cheat!
36 36 Exhausted Fantasy January 9, 2012
Square continues to ignore pleas for Final Fantasy 7, and maybe that's for the best.
35 35 Unarmed Avatars January 2, 2012
If Microsoft removes guns from the avatar marketplace, how will the avatars defend themselves against the Kinectimals?
34 34 Clipshow December 26, 2011
When there's no news, CheckPoint makes its own! CheckPoint's own news is silly and mostly just footage of us ruining takes.
33 33 2011 CheckPoint Awards December 19, 2011
The best video game awards ever. We don't even know of any others.
32 32 Game for Fashion December 12, 2011
The fashion world is like a rickety construction of wood, stone and glass, rocked by an Angry Bird dress.
31 31 Acts of Ville-ainy December 5, 2011
Zynga's grip is becoming so tight that their own users are slipping through their fingers.
30 30 The Glitchy Scrolls November 28, 2011
Skyrim Glitch is Best Glitch
29 29 Gotta Get Deals on Friday! November 21, 2011
From the folks behind Desert Bus and Unskippable, join LoadingReadyRun as they report on the week’s industry happenings.
28 28 UbiHardball November 14, 2011
Hollywood is scared and afraid that someone might know how to do their job better than they do.
27 27 Battlefail 3 November 7, 2011
EA and DICE don't seem to think that BF3's failures are your fault for wanting to play it.
26 26 Uncharted Charted October 31, 2011
If the game you love gets a score you don't, the only possible answer is impotent rage.
25 25 The Ultimate Scrolldown October 24, 2011
Mojang and Bethesda are locked in a legal battle of mutual silliness. (Featuring a guest appearance by Russ Pitts)
24 24 Manual Stimulation October 17, 2011
Look, we're all excited about Skyrim but just chill out a bit, okay?
23 23 HD Remix October 10, 2011
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22 22 Fantasies: How Not to Be Final October 3, 2011
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21 21 Sony Knows It Has a Problem September 26, 2011
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20 20 The Birds!!! September 19, 2011
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19 19 Project - Buy Our Shit September 12, 2011
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18 18 Retirement Plan September 5, 2011
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17 17 Nintendo 4DS August 29, 2011
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16 16 Gamestop Ex-Stream August 22, 2011
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15 15 Season Passé August 15, 2011
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14 14 Blizzard of Cash August 8, 2011
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13 13 Socially Inept August 1, 2011
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12 12 3DSadness July 25, 2011
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11 11 Plants vs. EA July 18, 2011
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10 10 PS4Life July 11, 2011
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9 9 Supremely Legal July 4, 2011
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8 8 You Know What You Did June 27, 2011
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7 7 For the Lulz June 20, 2011
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6 6 E3 Roundup June 13, 2011
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5 5 Secret C.O.D.E June 6, 2011
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4 4 Patently Silly May 30, 2011
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3 3 Plugged Valve May 23, 2011
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2 2 Bungie Jumping May 16, 2011
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1 1 Into the Breach May 9, 2011
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