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Biomutant Review

2 months 2 weeks ago
Another month in 2021, another game added to the list of disappointing releases. Biomutant has been teased and hinted at for years. It was on my Steam wish list for so long that I have no idea when it was added. It was available for wishlisting before even Cyberpunk 2077, which in case you missed …

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Author
Aidan Farley

Paradise Lost Review

4 months 3 weeks ago
Paradise Lost is a part of a relatively new genre of video game dubbed walking simulator. Usually, games in this genre are in first person and involve walking around looking at objects in an interesting environment, and maybe listening to a voice-over or scattered audio recordings. The environment in Paradise Lost is an abandoned Nazi …

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Author
Aidan Farley

Sony Milking The Last of Us Over New Endeavors? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 84

4 months 3 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben react to the latest rumors and reports from this week in gaming. Including Sony remaking The Last of Us. Joel and Ben discuss if Sony is out of touch with their consumers and are only focused on blockbuster hits over making new IP and “riskier” games. Also discussed Deathloop‘s new …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Xbox Snags MLB The Show for Game Pass and RIP Mario w/ Special Guest LookItsMikeO | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 83

5 months ago
This week Joel and Ben welcome special guest Mike O. from The Gaming Morning Show, and Twitch.tv/LookItsMikeO. They discuss Xbox snagging MLB The Show 21 day and date on Game Pass, a former Sony PlayStation exclusive. What does this mean for Sony? We also discuss the death of Mario, Cyberpunk 2077‘s Circuit City receipt length …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Grab April 2021’s Games with Gold Before It’s Too Late

5 months 1 week ago
With spring finally here, we are in a new month for April 2021’s Games with Gold lineup. These titles are downloadable now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for Xbox Live Gold members. So let’s check out what we’ve got going on! April 2021’s Games with Gold Lineup Vikings: Wolves of Midgard (Xbox One – …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Last Week for March 2021’s PlayStation Plus Titles

5 months 2 weeks ago
We’re getting close to the end of March, but there is still some time to download this month’s free PlayStation Plus games. We have a great lineup. So let’s check out what is now available before it’s too late! Maquette (PS5) The first title of the month for PS5 owners is Maquette. You are set …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Disaster-cast 2021 and Game Pass Scores Again | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 81

5 months 3 weeks ago
This week, Joel and Ben struggle with technical difficulties and a bad microphone to bring reactions to Xbox Game Pass’ latest day one grab, Outriders. EA Play also makes its way to Game Pass on PC and more news including the Square Enix conference.  Games We Played This Week: Outriders demo, Apex Legends, Monster Hunter …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80

5 months 4 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben are joined by TheGameFanatics.com and Smooth Burrito’s Trevor Paul, to discuss the latest news on the Xbox/Bethesda Deal, the upcoming Square Enix Conference, PlayStation 5 Sales, and more Hogwarts Legacy drama.  They also discuss the latest games they played including Persona 5 Strikers, Call of Duty Black Ops : Cold …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Rumored 4K Nintendo Switch Details & Elden Ring Leaks! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 79

6 months 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss the specs for the rumored Nintendo Switch 4K console. They give their thoughts on why Nintendo would need to make the jump to 4k and what this could mean for third party support. They also discuss the leaked Elden Ring trailer and what they hope to see from a …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Scrim Aims to Help Content Creators Grow in a Unique Way

6 months 1 week ago
If you haven’t heard, Scrim is a new platform that will allow streamers and content creators to get the compensation they deserve for their work. Scrim allows content creators to co-host streams and events with other content creators. Through this, creators gain both exposure and generate income in a unique way. Scrim was designed by …

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Author
Julian Harris

Lowered Ex-PlayStations and Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary News! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 78

6 months 1 week ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss PlayStation’s latest State of Play. They react to the latest updates including news on Returnal, Sifu, Solar Ash, Deathloop, and the lowering of expectations from Sony’s announcements due to console scarcity. The Pokémon 25th Anniversary celebration announcements also occurred this week, Joel and Ben discuss the Diamond and Pearl …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

NintenWoes w/ GamingMorningShow’s Ryan and Shawn! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 77

6 months 2 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben are joined by friends of the show and fellow streamers Ryan(@HeftyGoof) and Shawn (@SportsDocGaming) from GamingMorningShow. They get tell all about their background in gaming, what brought them together to create a unique radio style gaming stream they host daily on Twitch, Facebook Gaming and YouTube.  Topics discussed: Nintendo’s Direct …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

HBO’s The Last of Us Casts its Joel and Ellie w/ Special Guest Carlos Oville | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 76

6 months 3 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben welcome Carlos Oville to the podcast. Carlos is a fellow long time Game Fanatic (TheGameFanatics.com) and a film reviewer/contributor over at ButWhyThoPodcast.com. Topics covered this week include: -HBO’s The Last of Us based on the video game from Naughty Dog studios casts its Joel and Ellie. –Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Google Pulls The Plug on Stadia Game Development & Mass Effect Legendary News | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 75

7 months 1 week ago
This week, Joel and Ben discuss the latest news about Google Stadia. Google has decided to close its internal game development studios specifically made for Google Stadia, as well as letting go of Jade Raymond, who was the vice president in charge of the studios for the doomed streaming platform. Ben and Joel discuss the …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Game Stonks and Metacritic Battles Begin | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 74

7 months 2 weeks ago
This week on the Final Checkpoint Podcast, Joel and Ben discuss the latest on the Game Stop (GME) stock market situation (what they understand), and catch up on life and Ben’s birthday! It’s that time of year again for one of Ben’s goofy Metacritic games, this time with a tourney like bracket that will be …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Last Chance for January 2021’s Games with Gold!

7 months 2 weeks ago
We’ve made it through the first month of 2021, and the games continue to keep rolling in. There’s not much time left with these titles. So just in case you somehow forgot, let me remind you what is currently available to Xbox Live Gold members in January 2021’s Games with Gold. Let’s check it out! …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Last Weekend! Grab January 2021’s PlayStation Plus Games

7 months 2 weeks ago
The weekend is finally here and it’s the last weekend of January. While officially making it through the first month of 2021, we have a few titles you don’t want to miss before Monday comes around. So here’s a friendly reminder of what is currently available this month for PlayStation Plus members. Maneater (PS5) The …

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Author
Rochellie Fagan

Resident Evil Village Gameplay, Release Date, and ReVerse! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 73

7 months 3 weeks ago
This week Joel and Ben discuss the Resident Evil Village gameplay reveal, release date announcement, and share their thoughts about Resident Evil ReVerse. They also discuss the news about Xbox Live Gold’s pricing change from $59.99 to $129.99 and then back to $59.99 in a single day due to outrage. There is also discussion about …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

Scott Pilgrim vs The World Impressions & News Round Up! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 72

7 months 4 weeks ago
This week Joel gives initial impressions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition (review code provided by Ubisoft), the release of the beloved indie that was de-listed, only to be re-released finally January 14th. The gaming industry is back to work, which means lots of news to cover. Ben and Joel discuss the huge …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

The Final Checkpoint Awards & Our Top Five Games of 2020 | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 71

8 months ago
This week Joel and Ben break the standard episode format and present the annual “Final Checkpoint Awards.” With special guest Logan Myer, the crew hands out non-traditional awards like “The Dum Dum Award,” the “We Saw It Comin’ Award,” and many more. Ben, Logan, and Joel also present their Top 5 Games of 2020. Each …

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Author
Joel Ramirez

New Year’s Gaming Resolutions and 2021 Predictions | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 70

8 months 1 week ago
New Year, time for a new set of gaming related New Year’s Resolutions. But first! How did Joel and Ben do on their 2020 Resolutions? Is it time to give up a bad gaming habit? Commit to a certain RPG? What new resolution will Joel or Ben add to their list this year? It is …

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Author
Joel Ramirez