Summer is fast approaching and E3 is cancelled. Now, the Summer Game Festival is looking to take its place. Microsoft stumbled out of the gate with a confusing stream that kept promising XBox gameplay footage without showing any. The guys break down the snafu before talking about the Overwatch League, which is really struggling through COVID-19. They also talk about Streets of Rage 4, and take a look back Baldur’s Gate II on The Patient Gamer. All of that and more on this week’s CheckpointXP On-Demand!

This Week on CheckpointXP On-Demand

  • (0:00) XBox Game Stream
    • With no E3 this June, XBox is running a series of streams over the summer. The first one was held last week, and they’ve apparently forgotten what gameplay footage means.
  • (12:00)  Is Overwatch League in trouble?
    • It’s been rough sailing this year for the Overwatch League and they don’t seem to be getting the same benefit of the doubt that other esports are enjoying from fans. How come?
  • (24:00) Streets of Rage 4
    • James dove head first into Streets of Rage 4 over the weekend. Now, he can’t help but feel the women are over-sexualized. Certainly, not the complaint we expected out of him.
  • (34:03) Pewdiepie Youtube Deal
    • YouTube signed one of their most popular content creators to an exclusive deal, and Weird Beard has an interesting take on why.
  • (43:49) The more popular search
    • Ric’s got a game for us to play! He’s found a site that shows what the most popular searches are by location, and the rest of the crew has to figure it out.
  • (55:52) Gaming and Esports News – 
  • (1:07:53) Patient Gamer – Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
    • On this week’s edition of the Patient Gamer, Weirdbeard takes us back to one of the all time great role-playing games: Baldur’s Gate II.
  • (1:17:54) Social Media Check-in
    • We check in with our social media followers who turned out en masse when we criticized Microsoft over their concept of gameplay footage.

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About The Author

Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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