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From the folks behind Desert Bus and Unskippable, join LoadingReadyRun as they report on the week’s industry happenings.

Vital Statistics

"People don't care about HD!"

Date: August 8, 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


A soul in search of answers that aren't free. Find out more on today's CheckPoint.


  • The 3DS gets a large price cut, slashing prices by a third.
  • SONY purchases Sucker Punch studios to the surprise of everyone since we thought they were already owned by Sony.
  • Modern Warfare 3 will not include the teleporting "knife lunge."
  • Blizzard announces Diablo 3 features including the controversial Real Money Auction House.
  • Paul has more information on how much more money we will be paying Blizzard for this service.
  • A Duke Nukem patch will let players carry more than two guns.
  • Over 50% of Netflix streaming usage is on consoles, and over half of that traffic is on the Wii.

Coming Up

Capcom gets the rights to snoopy to make a social game.


  • The end credits and Coming Up segments were done in 8 bit style "to save on bandwidth costs," a reference to the earlier story that most people watch Netflix through a game console do so via the Wii, a non-HD platform.
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