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CheckpointAFK is ready to be a favorite of every self-proclaimed gamer, geek, nerd! From the minds of the CheckpointXP Crew comes a podcast conversation that focuses on gaming pop culture topics near and dear to gamers like the latest season of Stranger Things, Black Mirror and all things Netflix, the best and worst TV intros of all time, or movies like Detective Pikachu or the latest Star Wars movie and giving you behind the scenes peek at CheckpointXP on the road from PAX East, E3, and Blizzcon and more.

CoD Conspiracies/Final "Fantasies" /w BunnyMightGameU

Enjoy another wild episode of AFK, where we are joined by recording artist, BunnyMightGameU of Lost Rings. We go in on the Army on Twitch and if the Black Ops Cold War will REALLY represent the 80's. And we also discuss which Final Fantasy characters gave us funny feelings as teens.

Xbox(s) & Too Much Sports In My Esports

The CheckpointAFK team got really disappointed that a top Baseball Exec is moving to Activision Blizzard. The former Deputy Commissioner of the MLB, Tony Petitti, will be ActiBlizz's new head of sports and entertainment. Also, did leakers confirm the existence of a second next-gen Xbox? We talk about that and more on this installment of…

Clothes Specifically Made For Gamers w/ Rachel Feinberg of Ateyo

This week, guest host and co-founder/fashion designer for the gaming clothing collection Ateyo, Rachel Feinberg joins the Checkpoint crew to discuss how there are clothes that are made to be sat in, the LEC's recent deal with Saudi Arabia Tech City NEOM. Plus, we rank ALL the controller! Prepare to be mad. Tweet at us,…

Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Esports w/ Cecilia D'Anastasio

The Checkpoint crew is joined by guest host, Cecilia D'Anastasio to discuss some of the recent accusations of sexual misconduct in esports and what actions to take to prevent them in the future. Then they open up about their history with Final Fantasy XIV and the community. 

Cyberpunk 2077 and Bye Bye Mixer

The Checkpoint crew deep dive into the failure of Mixer and why streamers were not willing to make the transition over to Facebook Gaming. After CD Project Red had released more information about the game during its Night City Wire event, the crew theorize about the game and discuss their Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay wish list. 

PlayStation 5 Reveal w/ Guest Host Brandon Brathwaite

Another week and another awesome guest host on Checkpoint AFK. This time we bring in esports writer and host Brandon Brathwaite. Norris, Kali, and WeirdBeard talk to him about how police are depicted in video games and his reactions to the Playstation 5 Keynote! And make sure you check out our special announcement from Axis…

Game Companies Respond To Protests w/ Guest Host Malik Forte

On this week's Checkpoint AFK, Gaming and Esports personality, Malik Forte, joins us for a conversation about the George Floyd protests and how gaming is stepping up to support. Alongside the Checkpoint support crew of Kali Sloan and Chadd Callahan, Norris and Malik share their perspectives on how the world is changing and what it…

The One With The Protests w/ Guest Host Erin Simon

On this week's CheckpointAFK, Erin Simon joins us to talk about the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. We also discuss the Snyder Cut of Justice League and Kali makes a shocking confession. Black Lives Matter While it's not a gaming topic, Black Lives Matter is too important of a discussion…

Streaming Viewership Grows, Except For Mixer

Streaming viewership numbers are out and all stream providers are celebrating, all except Mixer. Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming have increased tremendously since the crisis, but Mixer has barely seen a bump. Is it still Twitch vs Mixer? Or is it now Twitch vs YouTube vs Facebook vs Mixer? The Checkpoint crew also discuss Dignitas'…

Is Summer Game Fest A Bust?

As E3, Tokyo Game Show, and numerous others are canceled, the Summer Game Fest has begun. First up is from the Unreal Engine 5. However, it didn't reveal any new games or showcase any actual gameplay from an actual game. The CheckpointXP crew wonder how long before we start seeing more emphasis on gameplay. Also,…

Defining "Gameplay" and the Xbox 20/20 Presentation

The Checkpoint crew discusses the first Xbox 20/20 reveal and the open claim of "gameplay" footage in the trailers. We personally didn't see much, but let us know what you thought about the Xbox 20/20 presentation. The crew brought in CheckpointXP On Campus co-host, Jacob Brothers to discuss the new Streets of Rage 4 game…

Addressing The PlayStation 5 Price Rumors

With the continued console wars going on between Microsoft and Sony, the team breakdown some rumors they've heard online. The biggest rumor is the price, leaked from a Canadian retailer. What should we expect by the end of the year from Sony's PlayStation 5 and is it enough to go up against Microsoft's Xbox Series…