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This week on Checkpoint XP: Joe Biden makes comments on video games, hero bans in Overwatch, a new foe has appeared: Byleth, and Robbie returns with stories from PAX South.
This week on Checkpoint XP
- Joe Biden Makes Dumb Comments on Video Games & Checkpoint Goes To The Polls – Joe Biden, token senior citizen currently running for the President of the US, has come out again to advocate that video games cause violence and that no person who creates a video game could ever be an artist. Plus, we play a round of Checkpoint Goes To The Polls where we vote on imaginary ballot initiatives.
- Esports News & Hero Bans in Overwatch?
- Bud Light becomes the LCS’ official beer ahead of the 2020 Spring Split
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate champion at Evo Japan will receive Nintendo Switch Pro Controller—not money
- Twitch is hosting a Super Bowl Fortnite tournament
- New Overwatch League skin is a homage to the infamous GOATS meta
- Sneaky leaves C9 to become an OwnerStreamer
- Soe announces she will host the Overwatch League Desk for 2020
- Rumors in the Overwatch scene point to incoming hero bans
- Byleth Announced for Super Smash Bros Ultimate & AKA – A brand new character has been revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and …it’s another Fire Emblem character…yay. Plus, Weird Beard has the crew play a game called Also Known As.
- Overwatch League Responds to Recent Criticism – All but 1 of the casting talent at The Overwatch League has departed for the 3rd season and the League has finally responded.
- Video Game News & Pokemon Movie Remake Comes To Netflix
- Dying Light 2 is the 5th Triple A Game to be Delayed
- Man Hijacks Airport Information Monitor to play PS4
- Speedrunners Shatter Zelda: Ocarina of Time Record
- Cyberpunk 2077 developer says multiplayer won’t be available until after 2021
- Tencent plans to Buy Funcom
- TikTok to enter the Gaming Space
- The movie Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back is being remade into a digital animated movie on Netflix.
- Experiences from PAX South – Robbie got to do some really cool stuff out at PAX South like cast the PAX South PRO-AM with the Houston Outlaws as well as host a panel with The Outlaws.
- Esports Sees Major Sponsorships – Nike has announced a huge collaboration with T1 for League of Legends. In the same week Overwatch League has released a new apparel line with Jeff Staple.
- Social Media – What game can’t you live without?