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The LBR Podcast Network is a network of gaming talk shows brought to you by the producers of the award-winning Final Fantasy podcast Limit Break Radio. The LBR Network is dedicated to bringing you interesting, engaging and raw gaming talk shows. From the

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 12-14-17

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:13:00 -0500

This week in esports the Overwatch League is looking to make a huge talent acquisition out of the CS:GO world. SK Gaming wins Season 6 of the ESL Pro League. EA has teamed up with the CW Network for a new special series. Finally, Riot announces a new tournament style event for League of Legends.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 139 - Juxtober 2: The Second One

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This time on Juxtober, the cast of Limit Break Radio drop the dead weight and get down to brass tacks. She Heals, I Tank volunteers as tribute and it really does turn into a shit show. Plus, Very Special Guest Fusion X joins the crew to rip a new one for Aetheryte Radio Episode One and Aniero learns something new about himself.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 90 - Podcasting GO

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week was a big one in the world of gaming. With the holidays inching ever closing, all the big games have come and gone. But it seems like we still have plenty to talk about. The Game Awards brought with it more than a few gems, including an 8 min trailer for Death Stranding. Robbie talks OWL Preseason and Nate geeks out for Pokemon GO and Ultra Sun and Moon.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 32 - David Hayter Discusses SAG-AFTRA Voice Actor Strike

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Now that the voice actors strike has reached a resolution, we speak with Solid Snake himself, David Hayter about the outcome and what he, as a voice actor, feels about it. We also talk about his upcomming role in the much anticipated Bloodstained game from Koji Igarashi as well as some of his screen writing work.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 12-07-17

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming Ashley Burch reprises her role as Chloe in a bonus episode of Life is Strange. Persona 5 celebrates it's success with over 2 million copies sold. PUBG finally announces it's new desert-style map just in time for launch. Lastly, one streamer takes headlines for streaming a UFC match as if he was playing a game.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 12-07-17

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:28:00 -0500

This week in esports CLG announces their exit from Counter Strike: Global Offensive. KSV adds Samsung Galaxy to their roster of esports teams. Team Secret wins big at Dreamleague Season 8 for Dota2 and Team Na'Vi takes first in Dreamhack Winter for CS:GO. Lastly, the Philly Fusion will be sitting out the OWL pre-season.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 138 - Butt Stronk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

When FFXIV was reborn, Yoshi P took a new approach to developing games. As it would turn out, Square Enix as a company would eventually adapt to his new way of thinking. But is this something that will benefit the series as a whole? Tune in to find out what the hosts think.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 89 - Opening GamterGate

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Three years ago the gaming culture nearly tore itself in half over such things as politics, ethics and harassment in gaming. It was gamers at their ugliest. But have we as a culture learned anything? Have we grown or applied any of the insights we cleaned from GamerGate? Probably not…but it’s time to re-examine and grow up. Other headlines include; Niantic is set to overhaul their first AR game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice proves you can get AAA quality without the budget and Scott Cawthon reveals the next step for FNAF.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 31 - The Konami Code

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 16:05:00 -0500

For over a year now, Konami has fallen from graces and become one of the most detested companies in the industry. But has a pattern of evidence begun to emerge that says they may be one last bastion of hope? Nate thinks and this weeks podcast takes us on one heck of a trip. Never Be Game Over!

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-30-17

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in the gaming industry Hellblade sells 500k units putting it in the black and shaming triple AAA games that need 4 Million plus copies to do the same. Forza Horizon Developers working on a triple AAA open world action title. In addition, Firaxis and 2k announce the first expansion for Civ 6. Lastly, PlayStation Exec;s explain why Sucker Punch's new title was kept under wraps.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-30-17

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:31:00 -0500

This week in esports news Nuckledu surprises everyone with the announcement that he would be missing the Capcom Cup. Fernando Alonso becomes the first F1 Racer to form an esports team. Plus, SK Gaming takes home the prize at the BLAST pro series. Lastly, the NHL is the latest traditional sports organization looking to join the esports train.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 137 - Limit Breaksgiving

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:24:00 -0500

Hot on the heels of Patch 4.15 the crew...give thanks? Whose thankful for what inside and out of LBR and Final Fantasy XIV? Tune in to hear the thoughts of the entire LBR family, even Kooky and Scuro. The cast also dig into Rival Wings and make a peculiar announcement regarding the new Perform Function.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 88 - #LetsBeReal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 03:49:00 -0500

Due to the recent outcry against EA and the way they’re doing Lootboxes in an IP as big as Star Wars, the conversation has finally started to be addressed by Government branches around the world. While this may have been a long time coming and inevitable, one thing is for certain -- Gamers need to stop acting like children.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-23-17

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:48:00 -0500

This week in gaming news Disney shuts down Marvel Heroes, a diablo-esque MMO launched in 2013. FIFA patches a major exploit on all systems that allowed easy wins. Plus, a new western style MMO enters early access. Lastly, PUBG will in fact hit the Chinese market as Tencent and Bluehole have decided to alter the game to fit the values of the Chinese government.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-23-17

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:59:00 -0500

This week in esports HotS team Naventic faces accusations of not paying their players on time. In the world of League, Team Liquid scoops up a few players from the recently disbanded Immortals. PUBG results are in from IEM Oakland and against all odds, one of the under dogs took the prize for first. A familiar face takes the SFV North American champion title and lastly, Riot announces the four newcomers to the NALCS.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 30 - Distant Worlds: Extended Interview with Arnie Roth

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:33:00 -0500

We had a chance to talk at length to Arnie Roth, the conductor of the Final Fantasy inspired symphony concert Distant Worlds. He shared with us all kinds of insights into the genre of video game symphonies, what goes into choosing the music they play and even what makes Nobuo Uetmatsu's music so astounding.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 136 - The Sound of Soken

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:59:00 -0500

Soken recently did an interview about his history and work with Square Enix and Final Fantasy XIV, including how he came to possess the world record for most songs composed in an MMORPG. Yosheep also did an interview which was laden with hypocritical responses. The LBR crew breaks down both interviews.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 87 - The State of Things

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0500

A little over a week ago Robbie and Nate attended a charity event to benefit Anxiety Gaming. Nate shares some realizations he’s made since then and how mental health is an important issue, not just in gaming but all around. Other headlines include; Russia claiming proof of USA involved in ISIS using a video game screenshot, a Heroes of the Storm esports team not paying their players and Nintendo in talks to make another Mario movie.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 29 - What's In A Name?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:50:00 -0500

Anyone even slightly interested in esports knows Faker, one of the best e-athletes on the scene. How many people know Lee Sang-hyeok? Or that they're the same person. The Checkpoint Hosts talk about the necessity of how esports athletes brand themselves and if it's good for the industry or not.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-16-17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:48:00 -0500

This week in gaming Call of Duty World War II suffers major launch issues. In the wake of shedding one game studio, EA buys up another. Plus, Niantic announces it's next game since Pokemon GO in a Harry Potter themed AR game. Lastly, PUBG see's some big updates that shaking up the way people play the game.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-16-17

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:35:00 -0500

This week in esports the Dallas Fuel sign a major multi-year investment deal with a huge fast food chain. Plus the entire industry mourns the lost of Team Liquid's former coach Dennis 'InternetHulk" Hawelka. Infamous FGC player Wolfkrone finds a sponsor in Circa Esports. In addition, FaZe Clan acquired Gorilla Core Esports in order to compete at a major tournament.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 135 - The Spaceys

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:07:00 -0500

After 29 grueling days of bashing heads against keyboards a world first has finally been achieved – we’ll discuss their achievement and help you get to know that fine group of adventurers! Plus, Playstation Universe did an interview with Yoshi-P that revealed some interesting tidbits for future content.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 86 - Beefaroni Beard

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0500

With Blizzcon come and gone, the hosts talk about the news that broke for all the biggest games. Chris’ isn’t impressed with what Hearthstone is offering and Kali wants to return to Azeroth to throw his support behind the Horde. Other headlines include; Amazon creating a new department for retro gaming, EA turning a beloved franchise into games as a service and Niantic talks about their new game and the future of old ones.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 28 - The Gamer's Discord

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:30:00 -0500

NBC featured a piece that shone a light on the all too real connection that some circles of Gamer Culture have to organizations like the Alt Right. The Checkpoint crew talk about the implications, the history of gamer culture and what has to change.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-09-17

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming news Grand Theft Auto V reaches a major milestone. Telltale Games makes cuts and loses 25% of it's staff. SAG AFTRA also approves the new deal, but only 10% of it's members voted. Also, Tencent is developing a battle royale style game for mobile. Lastly, Microsoft talks of a gaming stream service that won't require a console.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-09-17

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:37:00 -0500

This week in esports two organizations deal with controversy, the first being the San Francisco Shock who fired their manager amid sexual assault allegations, the second is KESPA offices as they were raided by police. Souel's Overwatch team also lost two players to PUBG. We also go over all the results of Blizzcon's tournaments.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 27 - Blizzcon Cometh

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:30:00 -0500

With Blizzcon mere days away, the cast of Checkpoint Radio tell you what to expect from all of Blizzards big hitters including; Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-02-17

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:46:00 -0500

This week in the gaming world Microsoft announces that it will be shutting it's Kinect production. On the Nintendo side, the Switch sells more units in it's first year than the Wii U did in its lifetime. Indie hit title Hellblade is set to break even just months after release. Finally, EA actually listens to fan feedback and changes up the way legendary loot works in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-02-17

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:02:00 -0500

This week in esports EA and FIFA announce the first E-World Cup. In other news out of Europe, Riot finally confirms the EU LCS will also adapt a franchising model. In other League of Legend news the Worlds finals have been set and will repeat last years match up of SK Telecom versus Samsung Galaxy. Lastly, esports in the Olympics continues to be a hot topic as the Olympic Council decrees that esports are indeed sports.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 134 - Juxtober

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:07:00 -0500

Today's show is an homage to the great Opie and Anthony. Inspired by Limit Break Radio, the minds behind RPMMORadio submit one of their episodes for scrutiny under the the fiery eye of Aniero and Co. With an absent Nika from the show the kid gloves are off and it gets brutal very fast. Not for the feint of heart.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 85 - Deaf Encounter Cast

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Paying homage to an O and A shtick, the FEC crew listen to a fan's podcast titled ‘The Blind Monkey Show’. It’s ruthless, brutal, tasteless and overall, the Blind Monkey will be better for it. Other headlines include; Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to mobile devices, an interview with a Mass Effect dev sheds light on the proliferation of loot boxes in games and Hellblade exceeds sales expectations.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 26 - Gold Rush

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:30:00 -0500

Due to the low hardware requirements of the 16 year MMO is rife with Real Money Traders and some Venezuelan's are taking advantage of the easy access to the game in order to make just enough money to feed their families. Tune in to find out how the Runescape community is reacting to this terrible side effect of the countries persisting economic woes.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 10-26-17

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:03:00 -0500

In video game news this week another classic World of Warcraft is shut down, but this time it's not Blizzard hitting the switch. A new research also shows that Twitch has more users than several popular media streaming services. Plus, could Legacy of Kain be making a return in some way? Finally, Nintendo announces the next property to get the mobile treatment, Animal Crossing.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 10-26-17

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0500

This week in esports we bring you the results of the recent Dreamhack Denver. Plus we talk about the two newest Overwatch team brandings. Cloud9 see's an injection of 25 Million Dollars in funding from various sources. Finally, the first convention of it's kind, GG Expo is centered on the player themselves.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 133 - Heralding

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:31:00 -0500

Limit Break Radio takes a closer look at some of the things Yoshi-P said in an interview with GamesIndustry.Biz. They dial in on two main points of contention including the 10 Million player count and the idea that the game could go Free-To-Play a lot sooner than anyone is comfortable admitting. Nika also talks about her Bahamut Escape Room escapades and Aniero loses his shit.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 84 - Visceral Outrage

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The latest loss to the industry is Dead Space studio Visceral Games. Despite selling 4 Million copies, the sequel is still seen as a loss to EA. The cast talks about the ballooning industry and how we has consumers are going to be the ones who pay for it. Other headlines include; Sony making games for Nintendo? Is Twitch really more popular than Netflix and HBO? Plus, the latest PUBG style game targets Virtual Reality.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 25 - The Cold Ones

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:11:00 -0500

In a homage to The Hot Ones, the Checkpoint Crew eat some spicy chicken nuggets while they discuss the finer points of building PCs and the not so fine points.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 10-19-17

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:54:00 -0500

This week in gaming news Oculus announces it's answer to complaints about VR with the Oculus GO. Media Giant IGN purchases the charity organization, Humble Bundle. Plus, Cuphead already hits Platinum status less than a month after release. Finally, Visceral Studios, the minds behind Dead Space, close down.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 10-19-17

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:37:00 -0500

This week in esports the Overwatch League announces it's third team branding in the form of the San Francisco Shock, formly NRG Esports. The Asian regionals saw Tokido crowned champion as the Capcom Cup draws closer. The League of Legend world is buzzing with the announcement of who made the NALCS and who did not. Finally, Adidas files a lawsuit against ELeague over the similarities between their logo

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 132 - Rabanasty

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:34:00 -0500

After the abysmal attempt that was Omega as a raid and a narrative, The Return to Ivalice seems to have given a breath of fresh air to the world of Eorzea. Tune in to find out what all the hosts think about the raid and the rest of patch 4.1 as a whole.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 83 - Feed This

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

After receiving an email regarding FEC and Checkpoint, the crew has a reality check and talks about the very real work that goes into living in a world rife with so much content. After doing their own investigation into the matter, they also talk about the ‘reality’ of the Rape Tavern from two weeks ago. Other headlines include; an Elementary School removing a video game about slavery from its curriculum, DOTA2 saying anyone can stream DOTA TV and IGN buys out a very popular charity program.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 24 - The Money Game

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 18:03:00 -0500

Since 2008 Activision-Blizzard as a company has been doing phenomenal. But some Analyst say that despite the hype, we should expect growing pains with the Overwatch League. Will it be enough of a hit to impress fans and investors alike? The Checkpoint Crew has thoughts on the subject.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 10-12-17

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:17:00 -0500

This week in gaming is one for milestones Tekken 7 officially sells 2 Million copies, PUBG reaches 2 Million Concurrent Players and Fortnite reaches 7 Million players. The results of the 2017 Nintendo World Championships are also in.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 10-12-17

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:30:00 -0500

In Esports this week H1Z1 looks to Nascar for inspiration when designing their league. We also break down tournament results for Smash's Big House 7 and the FGC at Taiwan Fighter. Results are also in for Overwatch Contenders Season One. Lastly, all is not well in the EU LCS as the regionalized format is being dropped.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 131 - I Am Spartacus!

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:27:00 -0500

It’s been a very busy week in the world of FFXIV as Yoshida has appeared in two separate interviews and dropped preliminary patch notes for the impending 4.1. But, LBR doesn’t get to dive too deeply into them because the phones are ringing off the hook, you’re going to want to hear what these callers had to say about the state of the game.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 82 - #NoMoreNazis

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Bethesda has really ramped up their PR for the newest installment of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus with the hashtag #NoMoreNazis. The move came with the unexpected “backlash” to the game from certain people (read: Nazis). It’s erupted into a very interesting (and frankly scary) conversation about the nature of video games and politics. Things get very, very heated and passionate in this week’s Final Encounter Cast. Other headlines include; Fortnite Battle Royal mode hitting 7 Million Players, Sony losing a key player after 27 years of service and Destiny’s 2 interesting way of determining it’s first DLC.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 23 - It's Canon!

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is about a month away and the BETA is out! With a whole new flood of information the gaming community is buzzing. The Checkpoint Crew is no different, tune in now to find out all the latest.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 10-05-17

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:17:00 -0500

This week in gaming one developer announces it's closing its doors thanks to Valve's 'fake game' purge on Steam. Bluehole also announces it's extending it's Xbox exclusivity period. Sony announces a multi-hour stream with big reveals for the Paris Game Show. Plus, Bandai Namco enters the gambling scene with a retro classic.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 10-05-17

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:14:00 -0500

This week in esports Blizzard has finally revealed the first of the League teams names along with their emblem and colors. Speaking of the OWL, San Francisco's team NRG has seen a huge infusion of funds from investors. Problem X continues to dominate the Capcom Pro Tour with his 3rd straight win. Plus, Team North signs exclusive team streaming rights with

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 130 - On Denial

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

With another Live Letter in the books and Patch 4.1 coming in less than 2 weeks Eorzea should be abuzz with excitement. Yet, all is not well in the world of FFXIV. Where is Eureka? When do we get Rival Wings? Why are we doing to Ivalice? These are all valid questions, tune in now. We promise no answers.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 81 - AIM Low

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:01:00 -0500

For years now the Roleplaying scene has gotten a bad rep in most MMO circles. But, for World of Warcraft, over the last decade it's taken a turn for the worse. The Goldshire Tavern on RP servers has come to be known as the 'Rape Tavern'. There is so much wrong with this story and the FEC crew unpack as much as they can. But somehow end up in 90s Nostalgia? Other headlines include; the SAG-AFTRA strike reaching a tentative agreement, Pac-Man hitting Casinos and J-Lo investing in esports? Tune in now for the full scoop.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 22 - The Secret Lives of Game Devs

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

A Game Developer recently took to Twitter to explain why most Devs aren't very open about the process of developing a game. The bottom line seems to be, that it's just not worth it. Gamer culture in general tends to be pretty toxic and most things are taken out of context and turned into something else. Join the Checkpoint crew as they discuss this very idea.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 09-28-17

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:17:00 -0500

This week in video game news the Atari Box is back in headlines as a new list of features is released for the console. Also, Valve has pulled 137 'fake games' from their library in a single day. Atlus is back at it again, this time focusing their DMCA take downs on a popular emulator. Tune in for the full scoop.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 09-28-17

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:04:00 -0500

This week in esports we learn that the NBA 2k league will kick off in May of 2018. Square Enix is the latest game developer to announce their plans to enter the esports scene. SFV premiere events continue to dominate headlines as Yukadon and Problem X both nab a title.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 129 - Rise of the Remix

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:20:00 -0500

Square Enix recently updated the official site in preparation for the launch of Patch 4.1. Along with these updates we got a few little snippets of text that hint at the newest raid Return to Ivalice as well as some clues to the context of the forthcoming MSQ injection. The hosts break that all down, then relax with some Limit Breaking Music.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 80 - Truth Bombs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

With the Tokyo Game Show done and gone, it seems news out of the expo is a bit light. Regardless, the FEC cast go over some of the bigger headlines. Nate also addresses a recent ‘criticism’ related to the ol’ ‘Cuphead Controversy’ on what it means to have experience in the gaming industry. Other headlines include; what Niantic makes off their sponsorship deals, PUBG taking the top spot on Twitch and Gatorade losing a mobile game lawsuit.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 21 - Buyers Remorse

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:38:00 -0500

This week on the Podcast we asked the Checkpoint guys what the worst gaming purchase they've ever made was. Warning, someone on the crew is a down right thief! Tune in now to see who has it the worst.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 09-21-17

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:24:00 -0500

PUBG continues to break records, setting the new concurrent steam players record at 1.35 Million. Square Enix releases Final Fantasy 9 to PS4 as the Tokyo Game Show gets underway. Nintendo also announces a partnership with Tencent, which could bring the Switch to the Chinese market. Finally, Capcom has finally revealed the release date for their upcoming Monster Hunter World.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 09-21-17

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:44:00 -0500

This week in esports we bring you the results of three major Street Fight V tournaments. As well as talk about the sole representative for North America in the League of Legends World Championships. Allied Esports also opens up their second arena in China. Finally, Reason Gaming has their alleged match fixing problem resolved.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 128 - The Legacy of MMOs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

A Reddit post asked if SE's policies on punishment are archaic and in need of being updated. The hosts look as far back as FFXI to draw parallels to today's FFXIV to determine their consensus.They also discuss the top 10 best MMORPGs of all time.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 79 - Power Down

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

No stranger to headlines and controversy, the crew of FEC are sick and tired of hearing about PewDiePie. One last time, they give some final thoughts and put a cap on the conversation. Other headlines include; A yet unannounced Bethesda Game will see a release before the years end, Eve Online makes headlines again with its biggest heist yet and which game will see it's final update this fall? Tune in now to find out.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 20 - Cuphead "Controversy"

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:43:00 -0500

A Gaming Journalist played a live demo of Cuphead at Gamescom and struggled with a high jump dash move. After uploading the humorous video himself, he received backlash on his 'cred' as a gamer. The Checkpoint crew breaks down and analyzes the notion that must one be good at games to report on them?

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 09-14-17

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:09:00 -0500

Destiny 2 has launched to major success with Bungie claiming 'millions of players have jumped on board'. Bethesda has also said that they still have one previously unannounced title to release this year. Nintendo, surprising everyone, plans to have another run of NES Classics at some point. And in the wake of the Hurricane's Games Done Quick did an impromptu charity stream raising $227,000.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 09-14-17

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:10:00 -0500

This week in esports is a bit of downer as several teams received disciplinary actions including; a Starcraft streamer getting a 6 day ban for drunken behavior on stream towards a female streamer, Immortals showing up late for their Dreamhack Montreal final and UK's Reason Gaming being suspended for potential match fixing. On the positive side of esports, Knuckledu donated his Dreamhack winnings to the Hurricane Irma Relief efforts.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 127 - Producer Love Letters

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45:00 -0500

With Patch 4.1 having an October release, information has started to surface of the content the players can expect. Everything from Housing plots to new trials. But the big thing on everyone's radar is the Ultimate Series, a new form of content for the elite. Is the incentive enough? The crew breaks it down.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 78 - Final Fantasy DEBUNKED!

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The Legendary Final Fantasy Producer Yoshinori Kitase sat down with a reporter to talk about some long standing Final Fantasy theories, such as Squall Is Dead or if FF7 and FFX share the same world. The crew then talks about the fun of theories and if they should be debunked at all. Other headlines include: PUBG selling 10 Million Copies, Harvey Relief streams raising over $227,000 as well as Mario no longer being a plumber.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 19 - Tricks of the Trade

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:13:00 -0500

During PAX West a twitter hashtag started trending among game devs to reveal some trade secrets they've used in their games to trick players. Some will surprise you, others might shed a bit more light on theories you've already had. Tune in now.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 09-07-17

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week in video game news Nintendo loses a lawsuit to iLife to the tune of $10 Million over copyright infringement. PlayerUnknown's Battleground surpasses 10 Million copies sold and dethrones DOTA for concurrent users by 100,000. In addition, Settlers of Catan finds it's way to VR and the Switch nails down an exclusive title in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 09-07-17

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:21:00 -0500

This weeks in esports, the ESL is suing asian streaming Azubu for breach of contract. NRG esports signs a 17 year old pro for $150,000 in Overwatch, while Team Expert releases their players to free agency. Plus, Singapore esports team Chaos Theory becomes the first professional team for the country.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 18 - Match Made In Heaven

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:13:00 -0500

With a recent debunked rumor that Bethesda would be developing a Game of Thrones game, the Checkpoint Crew asked themselves what other IPs would make for great games? The pairings they come up with will SHOCK you!

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 08-31-17

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week in video game news Sony drops the price of a PSVR bundle. Square Enix also announced a remake of Secret of Mana due out in early 2018. The Inpatient a PSVR exclusive game also gets a release date. Plus, in sadder news, Nintendo announces that the Miiverse will shut down in November.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 08-31-17

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0500

This week in esports that Olympic Committee has decided that violent games wont be up for consideration. Rocket League Season One concludes with Gale Force as the champion. Plus, NRG acquires Northern Gaming including all personalities and talents. In addition, Rogue signs six competitive Destiny 2 players.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 126 - Combat Cornerstones

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Now that everyone has had time to digest Stormblood and the slew of changes it’s brought to the game, the hosts go through each major class-type and discuss how the changes have impacted the jobs closest to their hearts. A bevy of callers also bring up a host of topics including if it’s possible to right the ship or if Square Enix’s current course with the game is a permanent one.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 77 - It’s All Just Fantasy

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

A statistic has surfaced claiming that only 60% of people who have played Final Fantasy XV have actually beaten the game. The hosts break down exactly what this means for the game and what it could spell for the rest of the franchise. Other headlines include; fans disappointment at the Shenmue 3 Gamescom Trailer, the revelation of Jurassic World Evolution and the Secret of Mana remake announcement.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 17 - Competitive Edge

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:13:00 -0500

On this weeks podcast the hosts ask the question, does every form of multiplayer need to be competitive? Or do games have to earn the right to be considered an esport? Which games have done it well and which games well, lose that edge from the start?

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 08-24-17

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week in the video game industry the HTC Vive slashes its prices by $200, but is still a bit too pricey for consumers. The Shenmue 3 trailer leaves quite a bit to be desired by fans of the series. To no ones surprise the SNES preorders were a disaster as they went up with no real announcement until it was all over. In addition, Quake Champions finally shows up on steam as an early access game.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 08-24-17

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:17:00 -0500

This week in esports Microsoft announces its plans to host weekly League of Legends tournaments at it's stores around the US. England wins the FIFA interactive World Cup. Plus, The Gwent Masters is announced. Optic Gaming runs into some hard times as they are disqualified from the Eleague CSGO premier. And PUBG encounters a great reception at Gamescom.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 125 - Stormblood Spoiled

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

It’s been about 2 months now since Stormblood’s launch and the rest of the hosts have finally clawed their way through Doma and Ala Mhigo. On this episode the hosts let loose all their criticisms, praises and theories surrounding the MSQ.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 76 - Toon Time

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

On today’s Final Encounter Cast the hosts reminisce to the cartoons of old. They talk about what made cartoons of the 90s so great and how modern day reboots could serve to learn from them, but avoid trying to replicate them. Other headlines include; Microsoft Office Championship, yes you heard that right. Blizzard re-branding back to and a famous professional athlete suing riot over a skin likeness in League of Legends.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 16 - Too Damn High

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:20:00 -0500

The price of video games is something that's always been a hot topic of debate. Even in a world where physical copies are starting to give away to more digital downloads, gamers find themselves spending more money than ever. Join the Checkpoint crew as they talk about and analyze the diverse pricing strategies and practices of the video game industry.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 08-17-17

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:54:00 -0500

Starcraft Remastered is now live and the classic game play has been kept entirely intact. On Steam PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds reaches 600,000 concurrent players, nipping at the heals of DOTA2. Undertale finally see's it's release on both the PS4 and the Vita. Lastly, Sonic Mania is out and for the first time in 20 years fans everywhere agree, Sonic is awesome again.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 08-17-17

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:44:00 -0500

In Esports this week the Call of Duty Champions have been crowned in Optic Gaming. On the Overwatch side, the match-ups for the World Cup are now set for Blizzcon in November. Plus, Cloud 9 acquires Laser Kittenz for their Contender League Roster and Lunatic Hai have signed to compete in the Overwatch League.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 124 - Legion vs Stormblood

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:40:00 -0500

Stormblood has all but played out in most players minds, the MSQ is finished, the entire raid tier has already been overcome. When can we expect Patch 4.1 and what comes along with it? The LBR cast compares what SE has promised and what...Blizzard is bringing in their next patch. The differences are staggering. We also take your calls and emails and have a special guest read an LBR fanfic!

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 75 - What's In A Game?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The older we get, the less games we seem to be willing to try out. We’re fine with dishing out bucks for what we know and love, but what stops us from trying something new? From looking to break the mold? The FEC crew talk about their tastes and what want and look for in games. Other headlines include; The release date for Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, a team up between Square Enix and AMD, plus Valve announces a brand new game in development.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 15 - Kick The Kickstarter

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:21:00 -0500

2015 was a great year for crowdfunding video games as they brought in more than $40 Million on Kickstarter. The past two years saw less than half of that. Have horror stories like No Man's Sky done irreparable damage to the notion of crowdfunded video games?

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 08-10-17

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Horizon Zero Dawn gets a release date for it's first DLC The Frozen Wilds. Despite a rough start, Friday the 13th has sold over 2 Million copies. Square Enix announces a partnership with AMD. At the International 2017 Valve announces a new card-based game titled Artifact. Also, Nintendo announces plans for Gamescom with twice the number of games as they had at E3.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 08-10-17

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:50:00 -0500

This week in esports, the South Korean Overwatch team dominates in their trip to the World Cup. In other Overwatch news, Team EnvyUs looks to join the League on behalf of Dallas\Austin. Finland officially recognizes esports players as professional athletes. Plus, Disney reveals plans to bring esports to Orlando

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 123 - The Dark Knight Rises

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:28:00 -0500

After two weeks away, Aniero returns to the show with a vengeance. Reddit releases the hate, but this time it’s because Aniero did...nothing? LBR responds to the massive 350+ comment thread. Plus, Aniero performs an ‘aircheck’ on the rest of the crew. What does that mean? Tune in now to find out.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 74 - Never Game Over

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Reaching into the dusty FEC e-mail bag we pull out an letter from a fan asking what happened to failure in video games? Back when games were hard failure was something we dreaded but also learned from...what happened to the game over? Plus we check other gaming headlines including; a streamer uncovers an entire guild devoted to stream sniping him, which Street Fighter character is selling hair products and PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds continues to break records.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 14 - Unplug and Recharge

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:57:00 -0500

Everyone burns out, from the esports pro to the casual everyday gamer. How does the Checkpoint crew deal with it? Synopsis: This week on the podcast the crew talks about the idea of burning out on video games. Whether you're a pro playing 12 hours a day, a streamer rotating games at night or even just a casual gaming throwing in a few hours after work, it's something everyone has now and then. The crew talk about their own experiences with burnout and how to handle recharging.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 08-03-17

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week in the news saw the announcement of two old game modes returning to popular gaming franchises, the first is the return of Lucioball in Overwatch, the second is Prop Hunt in Call of Duty Modern Warfare's remastered edition. Plus, Guild Wars 2 finally heralds in a second expansion. Lastly, Nintendo confirms that late August will mark when SNES Classics pre-orders can actually be made.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 08-03-17

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:29:00 -0500

This week in esports saw the purchase of Counter Logic Gaming by the Madison Square Garden Company. At the Rocket League World Cup Team USA takes first place. The Hollywood Hammers become the next in a long line to disband their Overwatch team. Plus, Eleague partners with GIECO to host amateur tournaments, starting with Street Fighter V.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 122 - CLOWN Town

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:53:00 -0500

If you consider yourself strong of will and brave of heart, listen at your own mortal peril. Juxta Position has taken over hosting duties and turned this episode into a Tumblr + Buzzfeed article made real. The crew explores ‘The Top 14 Relationships that MUST happen during Stormblood’ as well as the Wheel of Intolerance. They attempt to hold a real discussion, but Juxta ruins that too. Turn back now.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 73 - Everything is Awful

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:49:00 -0500

This week the crew talks about the fiasco that went down at Pokemon GO Festival in Chicago. Kali and Robbie give first hand accounts and Chris mucks everything up every time he opens his mouth. Kali also talks about a recent incident of a PlayerUnknown’s Battleground player being temporarily banned for alleged Stream Sniping. Other headlines include: Big details on Overwatch League salary and healthcare, Playstation Plus prices to rise in certain countries and a gamer who set herself on fire while streaming.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 13 - The Pro's of Cons

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This past weekend Nate attended San Diego Comic Con, Robbie and Joe went to Pokefest Chicago and since Norris is away somewhere doing his own this, it was only natural the other three hosts talk about conventions. Why do we love them? What place do they have in the greater nerd culture? Tune in to find out.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 07-27-17

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week in video gaming news Lightning from FF13 has once again found herself the spokeswoman, this time for Nissan. Lost Sphear gets its release date in early 2018. Marvel Powers United VR adds Deadpool to it's lineup. Plus, a former CoD Caster raises money for Anti-Bullying.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 07-27-17

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:40:00 -0500

In this weeks esports update, the winners of Dreamhack Atlanta and the PGL major. Plus, SK Telecom 1 is having a very rough go of it. Cloud9 returns to DOTA2 with The International on the horizon.. In addition the 2016 World Champions of CSGO still haven't been paid 8 months after their win.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 121 - Juxta Mode

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:44:00 -0500

Omega Savage launched this week and top raiding guilds have already full cleared it. Nika enlists the help of her fellow raider Strife to discuss the merits of FFXIV's raiding scene, while Juxtaposition's opposition adds.... Scuro? to his corner. In this battle, there are only losers.

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Checkpoint Radio Podcast - Episode 12 - All's Fair in Love and Video Games

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The Checkpoint crew dive into an old and dated stigma about video games. Gamers can't have relationships, right? Of course they can! The crew talk about the types of bonds formed over games, including personal experiences

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