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Last Chance! October 2020’s PlayStation Plus

13 hours 57 minutes ago
With little time left in October, don’t forget to grab these titles before they’re no longer free in the PlayStation Store. Hop in the front seat and get your adrenaline going with one of the widely known racing franchises since 1994. Not good enough for you and need something more in the Halloween spirit? Then …

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Rochellie Fagan

Don’t Miss October 2020’s Games with Gold

1 day 13 hours ago
With Halloween less than two weeks away, we have a few spooky titles to keep you preoccupied until we are able to celebrate a night of creepy ghouls and filling your pumpkin full of candy. Let’s check out the games that are only available for a limited to time for all Xbox Live Gold members. …

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Rochellie Fagan

Checking Up On The Nintendo Switch. | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 59

1 day 16 hours ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss all things Nintendo Switch. They break down the current state of the hardware, exclusives, third party support and virtual console offerings. Then they cover the future and what features they desire from a 4k/HD Nintendo Switch. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

The Outer Worlds’ First DLC – A Predictable Yet Fun Film-Noir Adventure

3 days 13 hours ago
Just when you think that Obsidian forgot about The Outer Worlds, a wild DLC appears. Peril on Gorgon is the first of the two narrative expansions for The Outer Worlds. You dive into this film-noire style adventure right after finishing one of the main quest, Radio Free Monarch. The Captain and the crew of the …

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Deja Kirk

PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Revealed w/ Special Guest O’Dell Harmon Jr! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 58

6 days 19 hours ago
This week Joel and Ben are joined by fellow Game Fanatic, and host of the Full Circle Podcast, O’Dell Harmon Jr. Joel, Ben, and O’Dell discuss Sony’s PlayStation 5 console teardown video, the full details of PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility, and their reactions to what this could mean for Sony. The crew …

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Joel Ramirez

Cyber “Crunch” and PS5’s Botched Spidey Makeover | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 57

2 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss PlayStation 5’s Marvel’s Spider-Man Remaster face model switcheroo that has ruffled many feathers. But is it really that bad? Jason Schrier once again exposes more crunch at a studio hard at work, this time it’s CD Project Red the studio behind Cyberpunk 2077. Joel and Ben discuss their opinions …

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Joel Ramirez

Watch Dogs Legion Post Launch Content Looks Promising

2 weeks 2 days ago
Today, many outlets are starting to release their gameplay previews for Watch Dogs Legion. The game was a ton of fun when we got a chance to check it out at E3 2019 and based on what is being released now, the game is looking even better. While the gameplay demo from E3 focused on …

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Julian Harris

Should Microsoft Make Bethesda’s Upcoming Games Exclusive? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 56

2 weeks 6 days ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss Microsoft’s big purchase of Zenimax/Bethesda and all of its encompassing studios. They also discuss if Microsoft should make the next Elder Scrolls and Starfield exclusive to Xbox Consoles and Game Pass. Also covered in this episode: the Xbox Series S|X SSD Expandable Storage news, Tokyo Game Show 2020, and …

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Joel Ramirez

PlayStation’s Pre-Order Debacle | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 55

3 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss Sony’s PlayStation 5 digital conference where they finally revealed the price and release date of the console. They also relive the chaotic pre-order that followed not too long after. Joel and Ben discuss the small Nintendo Direct that showcased new Monster Hunter titles and Ben shares his thoughts on …

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Joel Ramirez

Don’t Forget September 2020’s Games with Gold

1 month ago
We’re more than half way through the year with the holidays rolling around the corner. With the hype on the launches of next generation console wars, we have a great set of games to keep you busy until then. Let’s check out what we have going on for Xbox Live Gold members in September 2020’s …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Demon’s Souls is a Launch Game And We’re So Here For It

1 month ago
Initially unveiled at the Future of Gaming PS5 Reveal event back in June, the PS3 classic Demon’s Souls is ready to go for launch. The new gameplay trailer released today at Sony’s PS5 September showcase, gave us a much better look at how Bluepoint Games and Sony Japan are bringing the world of Boletaria back …

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Carlos Ovalle

Don’t Miss September 2020’s PlayStation Plus Games

1 month ago
Here we are now in September and we’re getting ready to hit the overload of games during the holidays again. Parachute in while competing to be number 1 against other players in an aggressive battle royale or beat down your rival in one of the most iconic fighting game franchise. Let’s check out the free …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Nintendo Direct Mini Was Monster Hunter Madness

1 month ago
Nintendo has been hitting us with new announcements on a weekly basis as of late. The Super Mario Bros. Direct was great but this partners showcase was a pleasant surprise.  I wasn’t expecting much in the way of huge announcements since the majority of the Partner’s Showcase have been pretty low key, but they kicked things …

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Trevor Paul

Heres Everything Shown During the PS5 Showcase

1 month ago
Final Fantasy 16 It seems very possible that we may finally have another Final Fantasy game within this half of the decade. We are immediately shown the brand new and much faster direction the combat has taken, that looks like to seemingly blend magic and weapon combat much more naturally than its predecessors. If Final …

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Ethan Chen

Xbox Is Ready For Battle! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 54

1 month ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss the official Xbox Series S and Series X reveal, pricing, and pre-order/release dates. Then they look into how this positions Sony and the PlayStation 5 in the eyes of the consumer. They also cover the Ubisoft Forward press conference and the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake announcement.  …

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Joel Ramirez

Xbox Series S News and Mario Direct Reactions! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 53

1 month 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben lucked out recording on Labor Day due to the Xbox Series S leak right before the podcast recording. They discuss the leak and the additional pricing and promo video now confirmed by Microsoft. Joel and Ben react to Nintendo’s stealth dropped Mario Direct and all of the incoming Mario themed …

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Joel Ramirez

EA Play Joins Xbox Game Pass on PC- For a Price

1 month 1 week ago
For a few years now, Xbox Game Pass has been one of the best deals in gaming. 5 USD per month gets you over 100 games available to download and play on PC, or 10 USD per month gets you the Xbox One version. 15 USD per month gets you both PC and Xbox access, …

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Aidan Farley

Nintendo 4K Switch Rumors & Opening Night Live! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 52

1 month 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss the latest rumors surrounding a possible 4K Nintendo Switch. They also discuss Opening Night Live’s opening stream, the games shown, and whether it lived up to the expectations. They also discuss current games they are playing including Nioh 2 updates, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Ai: the Somnium Files, and …

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Joel Ramirez

Crusader Kings III Sneaks Onto Xbox Gamepass on Release Day

1 month 2 weeks ago
Crusader Kings III is the newest grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive where players choose a medieval ruler and control them throughout history. Players can lead armies, send spies or assassins, arrange political marriages, scheme against family and foe alike, and conquer Europe. When the player’s character dies, they move on to play as their …

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Aidan Farley

Epic Games Versus Apple & Battletoads Impressions! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 51

1 month 2 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben cover some of the latest news in video games including Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple and Google,  DC’s Fandome event including two new Batman games: WB Montreal’s Gotham Knights, and the long awaited Rocksteady title, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest video games …

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Joel Ramirez

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Release Date and Animated Series Now Live

1 month 2 weeks ago
The first episode of Blizzard Entertainment’s newest pre-expansion animated series is now live. Shadowlands Afterlives showcases famous figures from each of the four Covenants that players can choose to join in World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion, Shadowlands. Shadowlands Afterlives: Bastion shows what happens to the famous Paladin Uther Lightbringer after his death. Three more videos …

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Aidan Farley

Don’t Forget August 2020’s PlayStation Plus Games

1 month 4 weeks ago
We’re in the last stretch of August, and you don’t want to miss the games that are free for PlayStation Plus members this month. Either get your competitive groove on in a wacky online multiplayer party battler or relive the installment that started the phenomenon of the Call of Duty franchise. Let’s check out the …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Last Chance! August 2020’s Games with Gold

1 month 4 weeks ago
Here we are again, and we’re about a month away from the beginning of fall. Xbox Live Gold members have access to four free games for a limited of time that is part of Games with Gold. So let’s check out what Microsoft has set for members in August. August 2020’s Games with Gold Lineup …

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Rochellie Fagan

Our Top 50 Games Of All Time! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 50

2 months ago
This week, Joel and Ben celebrate their 50th episode by sharing their top fifty games of all time. Each bring 25 games to the table to make the ultimate list of games that made them the gamers they are today. The list includes classics like, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, City of Heroes, …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Sony Greeds Spidey, Apple MIsses Out On xCloud, and Much More! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 49

2 months 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss Sony and Crystal Dynamic’s deal to make Spider-man an exclusive DLC character to the upcoming Marvel’s The Avengers game causing an uproar with fans and the industry. They also discuss Apple missing out on xCloud due to their ridiculous policies and demands as well as the impact it could …

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Joel Ramirez

The Avengers Game Kind Of Looks Good? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 48

2 months 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss Crystal Dynamic’s latest The Avengers War Table update which goes in depth with more gameplay, customization, missions, and what will be available in the beta, as well as the reveal of their first post-release character. Joel and Ben discuss Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer being free to play, the new Battletoads, …

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Joel Ramirez

Ghost of Tsushima Review | Beautiful, Elegant, Familiar

2 months 1 week ago
The PS4 is entering the twilight years of its era, and Ghost of Tsushima was positioned to be the finale to the long list of extremely high caliber and amazingly crafted Playstation exclusives; while it certainly does hold up, it hardly shakes the boat. Created by Sucker Punch Productions, Ghost of Tsushima is a samurai …

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Ethan Chen

SkaterXL Review – The First Real Skating Sim

2 months 2 weeks ago
SkaterXL is here to kick off the resurgence of the skating game genre. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are getting remade, Session has made waves, and Skate 4 has been announced, so there’s no shortage of skating games for fans to get excited for. For now SkaterXL is kicking things off with a …

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Author
Trevor Paul

Xbox Games Showcase & Ghost of Tsushima Impressions | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 47

2 months 3 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben review the Xbox Games Showcase. They discuss whether Xbox sold us on purchasing their new console or just a shiny new PC. Then they dive deep into the Halo Infinite reveal and if Master Chief is really the anchor to drive the future of Xbox. Ghost of Tsushima is out, …

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Joel Ramirez

Our Favorite Games of 2020 So Far! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 46

2 months 4 weeks ago
Joel and Ben discuss some quick headlines before jumping into their favorite games of 2020 so far. The list includes, The Last of Us Part II, Gears Tactics, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Half-Life: Alyx, Minecraft Dungeons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and many more. Where do their favorites rank? Listen and find out! Each week, Joel …

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Joel Ramirez

Don’t Miss July 2020’s PlayStation Plus Games

2 months 4 weeks ago
There is still time to grab this month’s Playstation Plus titles. This month was a little different because PlayStation celebrates 10 years since PlayStation Plus was first introduced back on June 29, 2010. Now we can’t imagine our consoles without its online capabilities and the free great titles us gamers receive. Here’s a reminder of …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Fable Reboot Announced for Xbox Series X

2 months 4 weeks ago
As the Xbox Games Showcase concluded, one final premier was dropped like an atomic bomb: a brand new Fable. Finally, the ever elusive RPG/Adventure series has been revived by Microsoft with Fable III nearly reaching its 10th anniversary with no news of a 4th. Admittedly, the teaser didn’t reveal much so no release date is …

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Author
Brandon Cash

Microsoft Announces State of Decay 3

2 months 4 weeks ago
During its Xbox Game Showcase today Microsoft officially announced State of Decay 3, the highly anticipated Zombie Survival RPG, to launch for Xbox Series X. During the premier trailer, we see a woman on her own, surviving in the wilderness. She encounters an undead creature, who she scares off with a fierce roar. Typically, State …

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Brandon Cash