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Checkpoint XP is the first nationally syndicated radio show for esports and video games. The Checkpoint XP: Daily Podcast is the Monday - Friday recordings that comprise the national show - plus additional conversations every single day! Catch up on the latest esports and gaming news with Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe.

Robot Jurassic Park Is A Great Idea

Even though we lament the (possible) end of OGN in South Korea, we applaud the latest episode of the Mandolorian and share Thanksgiving plans (or lack thereof). Also the crew play a game where they ask what kinds of video games would famous film directors make? That and more on Checkpoint Daily! Subscribe to CheckpointXP…

Fortnite Club Wants Your Subs

Fortnite has a new monthly club that allows kids to scream “you don’t pay my sub!” A couple of college kids make it to the LCS and Chadd has no idea what “champion” really means! That and more on Checkpoint Daily! Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever…

The Voice of Magneto & Capcom Cup Preview

The voice of Magneto in X-Men TAS passed away this week, we talk about the impact the cartoon had on comics and video games. Norris gives us a rundown of Capcom Cup the biggest fighting game event left post-COVID and we find out what happens when you get a lump of coal instead of a…

League of Legends Fans Harass A Grandma | CheckpointXP: On Campus

The CheckpointXP crew discusses some of the major gaming and esports news, including how League of Legends fans are harassing T1 Esports, League of Legends caster LS and his grandmother.  Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.…

What's Your Favorite Dead Video Game Franchise? | CheckpointXP On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew discusses what the dead video game franchises that they miss and head to social media to hear what you had to say about it.   Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. CheckpointXP is a…

Nintendo Bans Big House & No PS5 For YOU!

Everybody and they mama wants a PS5, so much so even Sony can't keep up with demand. The crew call shenanigans on that. Also, Nintendo sent a cease & desist order to The Big House tournament organizers, find out why. That and much more on this episode of Checkpoint Daily! Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast…

Mando Thursday Returns

The crew talk about what they expect from the next instalment of the Mandalorian as well as why Microsoft even spent $7 Billion if Bethesda games weren't exclusive. That and more on today's Checkpoint Daily.     Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Checkpoint Daily is hosted by…

Jacob Wolf Joins & The Game Awards

Esports Super-journalist, Jacob Wolf, joins us to talk about the collapse of ESPN Esports. We also get his expert opinion on LCS Roster moves. And lastly, we go through some of the nominees for The Game Awards.    Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Checkpoint Daily is…

Should Games Cost More? & Twitch's Music Problem

On today's Checkpoint Daily: Norris and Kali argue LCS roster moves and what it means for fandom. A Sony exec says games should cost more, does he have a point? Also, Chadd gets put into a good mood through Animal Crossing and Twitch keeps kicking the can on DMCA.    Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast…

Ubisoft's Hostage Hoax & Did Scump Dog Whistle For Esports Unions?

As many states enter a 2nd lockdown, the crew talks a bit about a terrifying situation at Ubisoft Montreal over the weekend and how they are coping with COVID & no PS5s. Also, Call of Duty all time great, Seth "Scump" Abner, tweeted about being forced to sign a CDL contract with no representation. Was…

How To Find Colleges With Esports Programs | CheckpointXP: On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew talk with the team over at Looking For Group who created a platform where students can search for collegiate esports programs and find information to inform their college choice. Search through colleges and programs at lfgroup.gg Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,…

What's Holding You Over Until Cyberpunk 2077 | CheckpointXP: On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew discusses what is holding them over until the release of Cyberpunk 2077 in December and ask you what you are playing in the mean time.  Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. CheckpointXP is…

PS5's Borked Storage & Baldur's Gate Giggity

The PS5's storage error is bricking some consoles. Its Day 2 of its life. And while the MLB may have hired its first female GM we ask "Is Esports Doing Better With Diversity?". Lastly, the devs of Larian Studios discovered that most of the Baldur's Gate 3 player base is super into the games romance…

The PS5 Launch & The Mando Returns

Are you one of the select few to nab a PS5? We talk about the launch titles for it. We also gush over the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. That and so much more on this episode of Checkpoint Daily!  Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. …

ESPN Esports Is Dead & Smoking Xboxes

The crew share their feelings on ESPN Esports officially shutting down and why it may have been doomed from the start. Also, we debunk the myth of the smolldering Xboxes you've been seeing online. That and more on today's Checkpoint Daily.   Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to…

X-Day

The Tremndous Trio talk about what to expect from the Xbox Series X/S launch today and which games look the most fun. Also, AGDQ is finally announced and Dead By Daylight's new character is revealed. That and more on today's Checkpoint Daily.    Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen…

The Sunset of a Generation

With the Xbox Series X and S dropping tomorrow, the crew talk about some of their favorite games of the past gen. The also share some final predictions for what comes with the PS5 and X/S Era. That and more on today's Checkpoint Daily!    Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever…

Sony Wants More Anime | CheckpointXP: On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew discuss how Sony plans to purchase Anime-streaming service Crunchyroll. Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show in the United States and Canada that covers esports and…

Much To Do About Loot Boxes | CheckpointXP: On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew discuss EA's recent legal battles when it comes to Loot Boxes and what to expect.  Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show in the United States…

N7 Day and Massive Cuts at ESPN Esports

On our weekly "from home" episode, we talk N7 Day and if there's a new (or old) Mass Effect on the horizon. We also lament the massive cuts that say many of our collogues lose their gigs at ESPN Esports and more on this episode of Checkpoint Daily. NO POLITICS WE PROMISE!   Subscribe to…

C9 Annie and Women's Valorant + WAITING FOR CYBERPUNK

Another guest joins us today as Annie Dro tells us all about being names to Cloud 9's all-female Valorant team! We also ask the crew what they are playing to in lieu of Cyberpunk2077's delay. That and more on today's Checkpoint Daily! Catch Annie on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/annie Subscribe to CheckpointXP Daily Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google…

STILL ELECTION DAY

As the country is waits with baited breath for the results of the US Presidential Election we give our results for the Checkpoint Gaming Government polls. We tell you which game characters ended up President and VP based on YOUR votes.  Also, we invite Mathew Luzier and Tim Pressler of Shenandoah University to share their…

ELECTION DAY SPECIAL Pt. 1 - Selecting A Gaming President

On today's episode: We praise Blizzard for making this years Blizzcon free to watch online. But lament the lack of excitement around the company. And Checkpoint heads back to the polls as we introduce candidates for Secretary of Defense, Vice President and President of the gaming world.  And also DO NOT forget to go VOTE!

Milady Confetti & Damwon Wins Worlds

Today, we chat with streamer, content creator, podcaster and Dead by Daylight Fog Whisperer, Milady Confetti about the VERY busy Halloween weekend. From a Twitch Rivals tournament to Ninja and ‘Stranger Things’ star Gaten Matarazzo playing together, the spooky weekend was full of great Dead by Daylight content. Catch MiladyConfetti on Twitch, Twitter and on…

The BEST Scary Games To Play | CheckpointXP: On Demand

The CheckpointXP crew discuss the scariest games to play and callers to tell them what they believe is one of the scariest games out there.  Listen to the full show by subscribing to CheckpointXP: On Demand Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. CheckpointXP is a weekly nationally…