This week’s episode kicks off with us revisiting a story from last week. Microsoft has responded to the backlash surrounding the XBox Summer Games Fest stream. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as we dive into the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster and this week’s Patient Gamer talks Batman: Arkham Asylum. We also talk the NHL running a charity tournament and try to name that character! All that and more on this week’s CheckpointXP On-Demand!

XBox Summer Backlash

This week on Checkpoint XP: (0:00) Microsoft responds to backlash Last week, we talked about the backlash that Microsoft received due to their ‘gameplay’ footage during the Summers Games Festival. Microsoft has responded to the criticism. (12:02) Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remakes Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater rules the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

This Week On CheckpointXP On-Demand

  • (0:00) Microsoft responds to XBox Summer Games Fest backlash
    • Last week, we talked about the backlash that Microsoft received due to their ‘gameplay’ footage during the Summers Games Festival. Microsoft has responded to the criticism.
  • (12:02)  Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remakes
    • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater rules the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Now, the original THPS and its first sequel are being remastered. More importantly, the classic music is coming back! The guys break it down.
  • (24:02) NHL Charity Fortnite Tournament
    • The NHL still remains on hiatus due to COVID-19, but they’re looking to keep active! 60 players from the NHL are running a Fortnite charity tournament with proceeds going to combat coronavirus.
  • (34:03) Valorant Changes and Weirdbeard’s experiences
    • Valorant remains one of the most popular up and coming games in the world, and some major changes are in store for it. Weirdbeard also breaks down some of his experiences in the game.
  • (43:52) Name that character
    • Ric’s insisting we get our impression pants on. We don’t know what it means and we don’t like it. 
  • (55:51) Gaming and Esports News – 
  • (1:07:49) Patient Gamer – Batman: Arkham Asylum
    • On this week’s edition of the Patient Gamer, Robbie breaks down Batman: Arkham Asylum. Mark Hamill returns as the Joker. The combat is amazing. What could go wrong?!
  • (1:17:52) Social Media Check-in
    • We check in with our social media followers to find out what games defined you as a kid.

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