Checkpoint XP: On Demand – Episode 160 – Gotta Go Fast!
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This week on Checkpoint XP: Gotta go FAST! The Sonic The Hedgehog movie released to theaters – we’ll discuss how it holds up against other video game adaptations like Detective Pikachu – plus, could Sony’s Playstation 5 be over $500? Say it ain’t so Sony!
This week on Checkpoint XP
- (0:00) Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Review & Dragon Quest: Your Story on Netflix – Sonic The Hedgehog has hit theaters and has seemingly broke the video game movie curse, having a very strong opening for a video game movie. But another movie that was recently released on Netflix, Dragon Quest: Your Story, is maybe the best video game movie to come out last week.
- (12:03) Esports News & ESL Pro League Reveals 24 Teams Signed
- Blizzard Announces Changes to Chinese Scheduled Matches
- Activision Blizzard and YouTube Deal rumored to be 160M
- Hungry Box become three-time Summit Champion
- Hungry Box calls out nintendo for not supporting smash
- Pokimane donates $50,000 to UC Irvine Esports Scholarship
- Faker Signs a 3 Year Deal with T1 and becomes part owner
- ESL Pro League Reveals 24 Teams Signed
- (24:05) Overwatch League and LCS Update – Overwatch League had a truncated week with their canceled Chinese matches, but we did get to see some teams in action for the first time this season including the Florida Mayhem, The Houston Outlaws and the Washington Justice. Plus, Joe joins the crew for an update on the LCS.
- (34:10) When do you Bench a player in esports? & What’s Something You Miss In Gaming? – With the recent struggles of The Houston Outlaws in the Overwatch League and Team Liquid in the LCS it forces us to ask: when do you make the call to bench an esports player?
- (44:01) Video Game News & Anthem Rebuild
- Burger King is testing a Sandwhich with nothing by French Fries
- Nintendo Playstation Prototype sells for 400,000 dollars
- A playable version of StarCraft: Ghost exists
- Ronda Rousey got an exclusive streaming deal?!
- Nintendo to open Video Game Airport Lounges
- EVE Online Shooter canceled, EVE Online Shooter Announced
- Sony Pulls out of Pax East amidst Coronavirus concerns
- Anthem To Undergo A Rebuild
- (56:07) PlayStation 5 Price & Microsoft’s Future – Rumors from the tech world say that Sony is struggling to get the price of the PlayStation 5 below $500, could this be Microsoft’s opportunity to rebound in the console space?
- (1:08:14) Diablo and Overwatch getting an animated series? – It’s been announced that Diablo is going to be getting an animated series on Netflix, well some rumors are pointing to a possible Overwatch animated series as well.
- (1:18:18) Social Media – What two games would you love to cross over with one another?