Checkpoint XP: On-Demand – Episode 155 – How Video Games Saved A Life
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This week on Checkpoint XP:
- (0:00) Texas Gamer Saves her friend in the UK from Seizure – A quick thinking gamer in Texas saves her friends life half the world away in the UK after hearing him have a seizure while playing video games together.
- (12:00) Esports Gaming Update & OWL Marketing Director Kirstin Connelly
- NBA Drama Starts in PUBG
- Two more faces leave the Overwatch League – Semmler and Malik
- ESL League participants to lose revenue share if they skip more than 2 events
- CSGO reaches new peak player record
- New Map Coming to PUBG
- CoD Mobile, second best mobile game launch ever
- Ninja Unveils Fortnite Skin
- Norris sits down with OWL Marketing Director Kirstin Connelly to find out about the 2020 Overwatch season
- (24:01) Interview with David McIntosh from Arcade 1Up & Pokemon Direct – Norris got to meet with David McIntosh from Arcade 1Up out at CES, plus the crew breaks down the latest Pokemon Direct revealing Sword and Shield DLC.
- (34:02) 2020 Checkpoint XP Video Game Draft – On last weeks show we shared our predictions for video games in 2020, so today we draft games coming out in 2020 to see who can predict the biggest hits!
- (43:51) Video Game News & Two Major Game Delays
- Monster Hunter Iceborne on PC is deleting game saves
- Nintendo’s OLD OLD Headquarters is being converted into a hotel
- A New Final Fantasy XV Mobile MMO is coming
- Game Devs say adding Playable Women would be too much work
- Xbox Series X titles won’t be exclusive to start
- Bioshock Speed Runner at AGDQ fakes blue screen
- Square-Enix delays Marvel’s Avengers and the Final Fantasy VII Remake – this week saw the announcement of two major games being delayed. Is this a sign of a troubled development?
- (55:52) Nintendo and Smash & Top Gaming Handhelds – Nintendo finally breaks it silence on why its not more supportive of its competitive scene around Super Smash Bros. Plus, Weird Beard runs down a list of the top handheld consoles.
- (1:07:53) Sony Skips E3….Again – Sony has announced that it will not be returning to E3 despite statements last year that they would return. What could this mean for what was once the largest video game trade show in North America?
- (1:17:56) Social Media – If Your Life Were A Video Game What Genre Would It Be?