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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.

Thursday, August 22nd 2019

With the success of World of Warcraft Classic, we have to ask the burning question...could anyone else get away with it? Could other MMOs stand to create specialized servers for various era’s of their games? Plus, Joe brings us a new list, this time we’re talking about the top 10 video game weapons of all…

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 feat Bryan Reedy of Gamer Advantage

We are joined by special guest and friend of the show Bryan Reedy aka Mr Advantage of Gamer Advantage. He joins us to talk about the huge announcements and reveals out of Gamescom 2019 in Germany, including Death Stranding from Hideo Kojima and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VIII Remaster. Joe also subjects to another one…

Friday, August 16th 2019

Gamescom 2019 is right around the corner and being one of the biggest video game shows of the year we have to preview it and provide some of our own predictions. Norris also takes us through some major difficulties and controversies the Fighting Game Community has been dealing with lately. Plus, we preview what's coming…

Wednesday, August 14th 2019

As we near September, we’re coming to the time of the year where all the great, new games are slated to release. We talk about which games we are most excited for; Control, Borderlands 3, Link's Awakening, Death Stranding or Pokemon Sword and Shield...just to name a few. We also talk about the games that…

Tuesday, August 13th 2019

We start today talking about the biggest movements in the biggest leagues like the PUBG World Cup, The Overwatch League and the North American LCS, including a visit from caster Azael. We also go over the recent headlines in the gaming world and esports scenes including how recent Fortnite World Cup winner Bhuga got swatted…

Monday, August 12th 2019

Last week streaming megastar Ninja left Twitch for Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer. In the midst of his departure Twitch changed his streaming off-line page to suggest other top streamers in the Fortnite category. Over the weekend an account streaming pornographic content became number one in the category with 20,000 viewers which showed up on Ninja’s…

Friday, August 9th 2019 feat ShowYouSuck

We speak with Chicago based rapper, ShowYouSuck, who has made a name for himself in the video game world with music inspired by the games he loves. We also talk about a YouTuber who allegedly had private investigators show at his home from 2K games to ask him about the content he had been putting…

Thursday, August 8th 2019 feat Azael, Riot Games Caster

With the LCS Summer Split Finals coming to Detroit MI in just a few short weeks, we talk with caster Azael about what we should expect from the competition. We’re big fans of lists at Checkpoint XP and any chance we get to make ‘em or break ‘em, we take. On today’s show we bring…

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

The ESA released a statement this week about their efforts and intentions to properly rate and inform consumers about the contents and chances of receiving said content in loot boxes. Several developers have also pledged to change the way they handle loot boxes as well. We also ask ourselves, if you could go back in…

Tuesday, August 6th 2019

Following two mass shootings this weekend in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX, the media has been quick to throw the blame at the feed of the gaming industry. Several large political figures including the President were part of the chorus of people decrying video games for their violence. We talk about the way video…

Friday, August 2nd 2019 feat Justin Wong, EVO Competitor & FGC Legend

The ongoing feud between Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and FaZe Clan has had another interesting turn of events. Last month Tfue left FaZe clan amidst various claims including unfair contracts. The story has been quite for a few weeks now but FaZe Clan is now counter suing Tfue for ‘breach of contract’ claiming “you betrayed us.”…

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Ninja is a name that everyone knows, even if you’re not a gamer you’ve likely heard of the blue haired streaming sensation. Today he announced he’s leaving Twitch to stream exclusively for Mixer. Plus, the Game Boy is one of the most important consoles of all time. Nate, Norris and Robbie talk about what the…

Tuesday, July 30th 2019

On today’s show we have Sarahscopic join us at the news desk to break down some of the biggest headlines in the industry this week. Including; Overwatch’s in-game microtransactions breaking $1 Billions, Dying Light 2 being confirmed as a cross generation game for the Playstation 4 and 5 and the XBox One X and Scarlet…

Thursday, July 25th 2019 feat Tommy Tallarico of Video Games Live

This past week Joe got to attend Video Games Live Concert and talk to Tommy Tallarico. We also talk about what it might look like if Disney were to buy into the video game space and what that would look like. Plus, GTA Online releases their Diamond Casino and more than 50 countries don’t have…

Wednesday, July 24th 2019

We bring you updates for some of the biggest leagues including League of Legends, PUBG, Overwatch League and CS:GO with friend of the show, Weird Beard. We’ll also cover the recent happenings in regards to Echo Fox and the LCS. Plus, we asked you what your favorite developer could do to mess up your favorite…