This week on Checkpoint XP:
(0:00) XBox Game Stream
COVID-19 has axed the major gaming shows this year. 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 and can’t help but feel the women are over-sexualized. 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 –
Fortnite holds its first Party Royal
Guy who wrote the C + Joke for Sea Bass in Animal Crossing is sick of it too
The Washington Justice lose both of their DPS Stars, making their season look even more hopeless.
Western Valorant Esports Events had 7.08 Million Hours watched in April
AOC plays Animal Crossing
Toyko Game show has been cancelled
(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.