NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, joins Mario to welcome guests to the Super Mario Odyssey launch event on October 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

This week on CheckpointXP, Ric is back! Released from his quarantine, Kali is back to the producer’s chair. The guys start by breaking down the rumors that Mario Switch remasters are on the way. Robbie and Kali try to convince you all that you should be playing Dungeons and Dragons during lockdown, Gamestop is at it again, and the cast plays a round of catchphrase. All of that and more on this week’s CheckpointXP!

This week on Checkpoint XP:

  • (0:00) Mario is back – 
    • Rumor has it that a bunch of Mario Switch remasters are on the way. In addition, a Nintendo Direct Mini was held last week that showed off some exciting upcoming releases.
  • (12:01)  Dungeons and Dragons
    • Robbie and Kali explain why you should be playing Dungeons and Dragons with your family during the quarantine.
    • Afterwards, with Horizon Zero Dawn getting a comic series, the cast discusses which games they’d like to see fleshed out in a comic.
  • (24:01) Ric’s Tales From Quarantine – 
    • Ric has been quarantine for the last few weeks, and he has many stories of survival. Worse still, his girlfriend is trying to give up smoking. 
  • (34:01) Gamestop is at it again
    • Last week, we talked about Gamestop and their play to stay open as an essential business. This week, 300 stores prepare to close permanently and a branch of stores is desperately trying to stay open.
  • (43:52) Catchphrase
    • Ric’s got a round of Catchphrase for the cast to play. It’s Ric and James vs Robbie and Kali this week. 
    • Then, Half Life: Alyx is out. Will it be the future of VR?
  • (55:52) Gaming and Esports News – 
  • (1:07:54) Gaming binge- 
    • What’s the biggest gaming binge you’ve ever been on? With the crew in lock down, they’re now looking at beating their own records.
  • (1:17:54) Next Month In Gaming
    • With April upon us, the cast breaks down the major releases coming up this month.

Looking for something to do while under quarantine? Check out the Shutdown Showdown! It’s a charity APEX Legends tournament benefiting No Kid Hungry. The tournaments are running on Tuesdays throughout April with proceeds going to charity. It’s just $10 to enter and you can enter solo or with your friends. Check it out here!

Check out last week’s episode here!

Lead Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Nintendo of America