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Final Checkpoint

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Every week Joel and Ben discuss the gaming news, reviews, and more. Follow us on Twitter @thejoelness and @benrunnings for updates on the latest episodes.
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Checking On The Nintendo Switch - Ep 59
This week Joel and Ben discuss all things Nintendo Switch. They break down the current state of the hardware, exclusives, third party support and virtual console offerings. Then they cover the future and what features they desire from a 4k/HD Nintendo Switch. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
57:17
October 19, 2020
PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Revealed w/ Special Guest O'Dell Harmon Jr! - Ep 58
This week Joel and Ben are joined by fellow Game Fanatic, and host of the Full Circle Podcast, O'Dell Harmon Jr. Joel, Ben, and O'Dell discuss Sony's PlayStation 5 console tear down video, the full details of PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility and their reactions to what this could mean for Sony. The crew also discuss the problem Marvel's The Avengers is having keeping its player base now that the Steam concurrent are down to below 1k players.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:23:35
October 13, 2020
Cyber "Crunch" and PS5's Botched Spidey Makeover - Ep 57
This week Joel and Ben discuss PlayStation 5's Marvels Spider-Man Remaster face model switcheroo that has ruffled many feathers. But is it really that bad? Jason Schrier once again exposes more crunch at a studio hard at work, this time it's CD Project Red the studio behind Cyberpunk 2077. Joel and Ben discuss their opinions on the stigma of crunch and if the games media is just going overboard.    Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:31:39
October 6, 2020
Should Microsoft Make Bethesda's Upcoming Games Exclusive? - Ep 56
This week Joel and Ben discuss Microsoft's big purchase of Zenimax/Bethesda and all of its encompassing studios. They also discuss if Microsoft should make the next Elder Scrolls and Starfield exclusive to Xbox Consoles and Game Pass. Also covered in this episode, the Xbox Series S|X SSD Expandable Storage news, Tokyo Game Show 2020, and Spider-Man PS5's backwards compatibility mess.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:30:01
September 30, 2020
PlayStation's Pre-Order Debacle - Ep 55
This week Joel and Ben discuss Sony's PlayStation 5 digital conference where they finally revealed the price and release date of the console. They also discuss the chaotic pre-order that followed not too long after. Joel and Ben discuss the small Nintendo Direct that showcased new Monster Hunter titles and Ben shares his thoughts on the upcoming Oculus Quest 2. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:27:26
September 23, 2020
Xbox Is Ready For Battle! - Ep 54
This week Joel and Ben discuss the official Xbox Series S and Series X reveal, pricing, and pre-order/release dates. They discuss how this positions Sony and the PlayStation in the eyes of the consumer. They also cover the Ubisoft Forward press conference and discuss the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake announcement.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:23:55
September 15, 2020
Xbox Series S News and Mario Direct Reactions! - Ep 53
This week Joel and Ben lucked out recording on Labor Day due to the Xbox Series S leak right before the podcast recording. They discuss the leak and the additional pricing and promo video now confirmed by Microsoft. Joel and Ben react to Nintendo's stealth dropped Mario Direct and all of the incoming Mario themed games. They also discuss the latest games they have been playing including Spiritfarer, Doom Eternal, and more! Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:09:55
September 9, 2020
Nintendo 4K Switch Rumors and Our 1 Year Podcast Anniversary! - Ep 52
This week Joel and Ben discuss the latest rumors surrounding a possible 4K Nintendo Switch. They also discuss Opening Night Live's opening stream, the games shown, and whether it lived up to the expectations. Ben gives his thoughts on the upcoming Netflix Resident Evil show. They also discuss current games they are playing including Nioh 2 updates, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Ai: the Somnium Files, and Doom Eternal. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:13:56
September 2, 2020
Epic Games Versus Apple & Battletoads Impressions! - Ep 51
This week Joel and Ben cover some of the latest news in video games including Epic Games lawsuit against Apple and Google,  DC Fandome's event including two new Batman games, WB Montreal's Gotham Knights, and the long awaited Rocksteady title, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest video games they are playing including the reboot/sequel to Battletoads, Final Fantasy XIV Online is back in the mix, and Nioh 2.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:24:20
August 26, 2020
Our Top 50 Games Of All Time! - Ep 50
This week, Joel and Ben celebrate their 50th episode by sharing their top fifty games of all time. Each bring 25 games to the table to make the ultimate list of games that made them the gamers they are today. The list includes classics like, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, City of Heroes, Pikmin, Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, and many more! Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
2:23:29
August 18, 2020
Sony Greeds Spidey, Apple MIsses Out On xCloud, and Much More! - Ep 49
This week Joel and Ben discuss Sony and Crystal Dynamic's deal to make Spider-man an exclusive DLC character to the upcoming Marvel's The Avengers game causing an uproar with fans and the industry. They also discuss Apple missing out on xCloud due to their ridiculous policies and demands as well as the impact it could have for Apple users. There is also much more news and games we played including Fall Guys, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Ghost of Tsushima.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:27:43
August 12, 2020
The Avengers Game Kind Of Looks Good? - Ep 48
This week Joel and Ben discuss Crystal Dynamic's latest The Avengers War Table update which goes in depth with more gameplay, customization, mission and what will be available in the beta, as well as the reveal of their first post release character. Joel and Ben discuss Halo Infinite's multiplayer being free to play, the new Battletoads, and the Nintendo gigaleak.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:26:56
August 5, 2020
Xbox Games Showcase Review and Ghost of Tsushima Impressions - Ep 47
This week Joel and Ben review the Xbox Games Showcase. They discuss whether Xbox sold us on purchasing their new console or just a shiny new PC. They deep dive into the Halo Infinite reveal and if Master Chief is really the anchor to drive the future of Xbox. Ghost of Tsushima is out, Joel and Ben give their early impressions on the combat, open world, and overall impressions of Sucker Punch's latest hit. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:34:22
July 29, 2020
Our Favorite Games of 2020 So Far! - Ep 46
Joel and Ben discuss some quick headlines before jumping into their favorite games of 2020 so far. The list includes, The Last of Us Part II, Gears Tactics, Xenoblade Chronicles, Minecraft Dungeons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and many more. Where do their favorites rank? Listen and find out! Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:28:54
July 22, 2020
Ubisoft Forward Impressions and Ben's Hamilton Review - Ep 45
This week Joel and Ben discuss Devolver Digital's and Ubisoft's digital conferences. They breakdown whether Ubisoft Forward gave us anything to be excited about or just the same old games we have seen. Ben discusses his experience with Hamilton. Joel has a list of games to talk about including Pokemon Shield: Isle of Armor, Mortal Shell, Gears Tactics, and a camping trip.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:06:26
July 15, 2020
Hyper Scape and Mortal Shell Impressions - Ep 44
This week, Joel and Ben discuss their 4th of July activities including the hating of fireworks, the death of a horse, and an eye injury. They also cover the latest video game news including the $70 pricing for NBA 2K21 on Next Gen consoles, a Fallout TV show, and PUBG Mobile's big payday. They also give their first impressions of new early access/beta games like Ubisoft's Hyper Scape, and an Epic Store exclusive, Mortal Shell.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:29:24
July 8, 2020
The Last of Us Part II Spoilercast - Ep 43
This week Joel, Ben, and special guest, Logan Myer discuss their thoughts on The Last of Us Part II. This is a spoiler heavy discussion from start to finish so if you have not finished the game, we recommend waiting until you have finished The Last of Us Part II before listening. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:49:00
July 1, 2020
Mixer Shuts Down & The Last of Us Part II No Spoiler Impressions - Ep 42
This week, Joel and Ben discuss the breaking news regarding Mixer being shut down and becoming part of Facebook Gaming, the huge wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations sweeping the Destiny and Twitch communities and we finally get to talk about The Last of Us Part II! **No Spoilers**  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:14:13
June 24, 2020
PlayStation 5 Finally Revealed! - Ep 41
This week Joel and Ben react to the PlayStation 5 reveal. They breakdown the game reveals and their overall impressions of the design of the console and PlayStation's showing. They also discuss Demon Soul's Remastered, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and much more. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:23:18
June 17, 2020
Bloodborne Remastered Rumors & Joel Plays Tons of Minecraft - Ep 40
This week Joel and Ben discuss the latest PlayStation 5 rumors including a possible Bloodborne remaster and PC port, rescheduled event, and Activision removing toxic and racist usernames from Call of Duty...finally! Ben discusses his impressions on the Xenoblade Chronicles remaster for the Nintendo Switch, and Joel has a giant list of games he actually played including Gear Tactics, the changes to Valorant, now that it has its official release, and a whole lot of Minecraft.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:36:18
June 10, 2020
Minecraft Dungeons Impressions and Ben Played Too Many Games - Ep 39
Joel and Ben are discussing their thoughts over current events and the Last of Us Part II State of Play. They also talk about the (at the time confirmed PlayStation 5 reveal event). As goes tradition they also discuss the most recent games they have been playing including impressions on Minecraft Dungeons, Rune Factory 4, and Those Who Remain. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:13:38
June 3, 2020
Rumored PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Predictions! - Ep 38
Joel and Ben are back with a new episode of the latest video games that they have been playing including Ben's review of Sucker Punch's inFamous Second Son and the possible doubts it could be giving him about Ghosts of Tsushima. Joel continues his downward spin into his Teamfight Tactics obsession and talks to people in Fallout 76 finally! In celebration of the rumored June 4th PlayStation 5 reveal event, Joel and Ben play one of their fun prediction games to build what they feel would be a fun experience for the PlayStation 5.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:21:28
May 27, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay and A New Paper Mario Incoming! - Ep 37
Joel and Ben are back with another episode reacting to the latest Sony State of Play focused on Ghost of Tsushima. They discuss the look of the gameplay and whether it caused more excitement for the game. They also discuss the announcement of Paper Mario: The Origami King, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 HD Remaster. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest games they have been playing including Dark Souls Remastered, Nioh 2, Darksiders Genesis, Valorant, and Teamfight Tactics.   Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:16:08
May 20, 2020
Was Inside Xbox's May Reveal Really A Misstep? - Ep 36
This week, Joel and Ben discuss Inside Xbox's May digital press conference where they revealed games coming to Xbox Series X. Many believe this was Microsoft's first Xbox Series X misstep but what do Ben and Joel believe? They also discuss a possible Diablo 2: Resurrected rumor, as well as the latest games they have been playing including games like Nioh 2, Teamfight Tactics, Dark Souls Remastered, and many more. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:10:20
May 13, 2020
Summer Game News Explosion & Final Fantasy VII Spoiler Chat - Ep 35
This week Joel and Ben cover the big news including the Last of Us Part II leak, new release date and whether this changes their anticipation of the game. They discus Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest and what it could mean for gaming without E3 2020. They also cover games they have been playing including Gears Tactics, XCOM: Chimera Squad, Streets of Rage 4 and of finally, the Final Fantasy VII Remake spoiler chat.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:21:36
May 6, 2020
XCOM: Chimera Squad Impressions and Scoring Our Metacritic Predictions - Ep 34
This week Joel and Ben discuss the surprised announced and not too long after released XCOM: Chimera Squad. They also score their Metacritic predictions from Episode 23. They also give updates on current games they are playing like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nioh, Pikuniku, Neptunia RPG, and much more. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:24:27
April 29, 2020
Riot Games Valorant First Impressions and More Final Fantasy VII Remake - Ep 33
This week, Joel and Ben welcome back Logan Myer to the show to discuss more Final Fantasy VII Remake more in depth with pros and cons. Joel gives his thoughts on Riot Games challenge to CS:GO, Valorant. The gang also discusses the current state of their quarantine life and a lovely revisit of their love for Canadian Televisions Radio Free Roscoe and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:05:43
April 22, 2020
Sony Reveals PS5's DualSense Controller and FFVII Remake Impressions - Ep 32
This week Joel and Ben discuss PlayStation 5's DualSense Controller's look, specs, and overall sadness over the death of the DualShock. Also discussed, Final Fantasy VII Remake first impressions, Nioh, and of course, more Animal Crossing New Horizons.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:10:44
April 15, 2020
Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely and Maybe More Mario? - Ep 31
This week, Joel and Ben cover the latest delays caused by the everlasting pandemic affecting Iron Man VR and The Last of Us Part II. They also discuss the rumored Mario Re-make/Re-releases floating around the internet, as well as Final Fantasy VII Remake's great reviews and the growing hype to play the game. They also discuss games they are currently playing including more Animal Crossing New Horizons, Nioh, Planescape Torment, Resident Evil 3 Remake and Etherborn-ending. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:21:54
April 8, 2020
Half-Life: Alyx Review & More Animal Crossing - Ep 30
This week Ben gives us his eye-ball exploding review of Half Life: Alyx. Joel and Ben discuss the NeiR Replicant announcement and give their quarantined life status updates. Joel discusses finally conquering Shadow of the Colossus, first impressions of RBI Baseball 2020. They also discuss the Resident Evil 3 Demo and their excitement over the upcoming release.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:02:29
April 1, 2020
PlayStation 5 Specs and Animal Crossing Impressions - Ep 29
This week Joel and Ben discuss the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X tech specs now that Sony finally spilled the beans. Ben talks about Half Life 2 Episode 2, Planescape Torment, and the Resident Evil 3 demo. Joel lazily only played Call of Duty Warzone. Lastly, Joel and Ben give their impressions of Animal Crossing New Horizons.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:16:05
March 25, 2020
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Impressions - Ep 28
This week Joel and Ben discuss their impressions of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Did Ori's new adventure surpass our expectations? Joel discusses his impressions of Call of Duty: Warzone, the new and unexpected free to play battle royale release by Infinity Ward and Activision. Ben discusses his thoughts on Half Life 2 and Half Life 2: Episode 1 and Joel reveals how many of the colossi he has conquered from Shadow of the Colossus.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
59:51
March 18, 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Impressions! - Ep 27
This week Joel and Ben discuss the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo's gameplay, graphics, and overall impressions, as well as, Ghost of Tsushima's release date, and the announcement of an HBO show based on the Last of Us. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest games that they are playing including Nioh, Shadow of the Colossus, Judgement (kinda), and Luigi's Mansion 3.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
55:11
March 11, 2020
Xbox's Smart Delivery vs PlayStation's No Delivery - Ep 26
This week Joel and Ben discuss Xbox Series X's Smart Delivery promise and the consumer friendly environment Microsoft continues to build, while Sony continues to whither away in silence with no word of what the PlayStation 5's features or future will be. Ben and Joel also discuss GDC's delay due to the coronavirus and of course, the current games they are playing this week.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:20:00
March 4, 2020
Animal Crossing Has Us Hyped! - Ep 25
This week, Joel and Ben discuss the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct and the excitement it has created for a fan of the series and a newcomer. Joel brings up the new No Man's Sky Living Ship update and whether No Man's Sky is fun to play, and Ben shares some sad news. Joel and Ben also discuss games they have played, including Stardew Valley, Bloodborne, Fallout 76, and Final Fantasy XIV Online.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:06:46
February 26, 2020
What the honk DICE Awards? - Ep 24
This week, Joel and Ben discuss the winners from the 2019 DICE Awards. Ben shares his thoughts on Untitled Goose Games surprising victories and Joel doesn't quite understand the impact of Geoff Keighley dropping out of E3 2020. Joel and Ben also discuss games they are playing including Bleeding Edge's beta, The Division 2, Bloodborne, and Dreams. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:26:50
February 19, 2020
Upcoming Games of 2020 Draft - Ep 23
This week, Joel and Ben play one of Ben's diabolical games. Each person chooses their top upcoming games they believe will be top rated on meta-critic. They also pick which games will be worst rated. Joel discusses his impressions of Full Metal Furies, NBA 2K20's MyCareer Mode, and more Control progression. Ben discusses his deeper progression intro Pokemon Sword, Phantasy Star Online 2's outdated aroma, and the "Final Fantasy XIV corner" returns. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:01:07
February 11, 2020
The Nintendo Switch-uation - Ep 22
This week Joel and Ben go in depth with the Nintendo Switch. Is it time for Nintendo to upgrade the Switch? Should they release a "Pro" version of their console with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on the horizon? Where are all of the games? Currently there are very few games announced and many that have disappeared. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest games they have been playing including Riverbond, Half Life 2, Disentegration, and of course, Final Fantasy XIV Online.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns @thejoelness #FinalCheckpoint Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
1:26:33
February 5, 2020
PlayStation 5 February Event Incoming? - Ep 21
This week Joel and Ben discuss the rumored and inevitable Sony PlayStation 5 reveal event. They also discuss the possible list of rumored games to be announced, shown, and teased at the event, as well as give a wish list of  games or series they would like to see make a come back. Joel discusses his difficulties with another external hard drive taking a dump, his final thoughts on Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Apex Legends, and Gears Funko Pop. Ben discusses his Lightmatter, replaying Portal, and Utawarerumono zan, yup that's a game, and the Final Fantasy XIV Online addiction continues. #RIPKobeandGiannaBryant   Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:27:43
January 29, 2020
Delay Apocalypse 2020 - Ep 20
This week delays plague the release schedule for early 2020 with games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and many more seeing new release dates. Sony decides to skips E3 once again, and is Aloy heading to the Master Race? Joel and Ben also discuss Jurassic Park Evolution, Halo hot takes, and Final Fantasy XIV Online because it's help, they are very addicted.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com or Tweet at at @theJoelness with #FinalCheckpoint. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:19:45
January 22, 2020
Console Report Cards - Ep 19
This week Joel and Ben grade each console, (Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation) based on Exclusives, Library, Services, Online, and Hardware, to determine which has the best chance to make their parents proud. Ben finally succumbs to the addiction of a game Joel has been constantly talking about and upstages Joel in the process. Other games discussed on the show, more Control, NBA 2K20, and Viva Pinata.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:16:55
January 15, 2020
Final Checkpoint's Game of the Year 2019 - Ep 18
This week it's our "Game of the Year" episode for 2019. We cover our favorite games and moments from this year of video games. Celebrate with us and enjoy some of our not so ordinary categories and awards. We also cover games we played like Superliminal, Control, and much more. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:04:47
January 8, 2020
Our New Year’s Gaming Resolutions - Ep 17
This week Joel and Ben list their gaming related New Years resolutions. They also discuss the games they have been playing featuring Resident Evil 2 Remake, Indivisible, Dead Cells, and much more.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:00:51
January 1, 2020
Our Favorite Non-2019 Games We Played This Year - Ep 16
This week Joel and Ben wish you a Merry Christmas by discussing their favorite games they played this year that released before 2019. They discuss games like Bloodborne, Dauntless, Demon Souls, and so much more. They also catch up on the latest games they have been playing, including impressions of Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight: Showdown (codes provided by PopAgenda). Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:02:38
December 25, 2019
PlayStation State of Play and The Game Awards - Ep 15
This week Joel and Ben discuss the announcements from Sony's latest PlayStation State of Play. The guys also discuss the results and reveals from The Game Awards 2019 and catch on games we have been playing! Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:28:26
December 18, 2019
Deciding The 2010s Most Importante Game - Ep 14
This week Joel and Ben travel through the past ten years of games to decide the most important games for each year. Joel gives his final non-spoilery thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Shield. Ben runs down the list of games he played over the last two weeks including The Surge 2, Sea of Solitude, Need for Speed Heat, and much more. Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:26:49
December 11, 2019
Our Top 5 Most Impactful Games! - Ep 13
This week Joel and Ben discuss their personal top five most impactful games. Featuring games like Pokemon, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect 2 and much more.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
46:11
December 4, 2019
Half Life: Alyx Announced! - Ep 12
This week Joel and Ben discuss Valve's newest announced installment to the Half Life saga, Half Life: Alyx. They also discuss their latest updates and thoughts on Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Also discussed, League of Legends, Google Stadia, and Joel tries to not die of his cold during the episode.  Each week, Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
48:44
November 27, 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword/Shield Impressions - Ep 11
This week Joel and Ben share their impressions on two of 2019's biggest games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword/Shield. Ben shares more of his thoughts on Death Stranding and Joel shares his misadventure with replacing a kitchen sink. Each week Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:01:46
November 20, 2019
PlayStation Leadership Moves, Ben's Death Stranding Thoughts & Joel Likes League Now - Ep 10
This week Joel and Ben discuss the recent changes to Sony's PlayStation leadership and what this could mean for the PlayStation 5. Ben gives us his impressions of Death Stranding. Joel confesses his love for League of Legend's after watching Worlds 2019. Yup...League of Legends. They also discuss Man of Medan, and Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch.  Each week Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
57:12
November 13, 2019
Death Stranding Review Roundup and Nioh 2's Demo Impressions - Ep 9
This week Joel and Ben discuss the very divisive Death Stranding and the its reviews. Also discussed news from Blizzcon including Diablo IV and Overwatch 2.  Games that we played this week include Nioh 2's demo beta, MediEvil, Final Fantazy XIV Online, The Outer Worlds, and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night.  Each week Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:02:22
November 6, 2019
The Outer Worlds Impressions and so many delays. - Ep 8
This week Joel and Ben discuss The Last of Us Part II's delay, as well as Ubisoft's delay after Ghost Recon Breakpoint's disappointing...well...everything. They also share their thoughts on the reviews for Call of Duty Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds. Along with the reviews for The Outer Worlds, Ben shares his thoughts, and Joel reads some impressions for TheGameFanatics crew. Other games discuss in this episode, Final Fantasy XIV Online, The Sinking City, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night, Super Monkey Ball, and MLB the Show 19. Each week Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXP Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGf Apple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:12:56
October 30, 2019
Upcoming Games and Google Stadia - Ep 7
Joel and Ben are back with another episode of Final Checkpoint. This week they discuss big games still releasing in 2019, like The Outer Worlds, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Death Stranding, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Ben also brings his thoughts on Google Stadia. Joel confesses he has relapsed on his MMO addiction with Final Fantasy XIV Online, and Ben reveals how he is avoiding the grind in Demon Souls.  Each week Joel and Ben discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Send in questions, comments, and concerns to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Intro and outro music courtesy of bensounds.com
1:17:00
October 23, 2019
PS5 Is Coming and Destiny 2 Shadowkeep w/ Tyler Chancey - Ep 6
This week Joel and Ben are joined by Tyler Chancy, of TheGameFanatics.com to discuss the news regarding the PlayStation 5. Joel, Ben, and Tyler discuss Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and if it is worth checking out for old Destiny fans.  Final Checkpoint is now officially available on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher, as well as theGameFanatics.com Submit feedback, questions, comments, or business inquiries to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com. Intro and Outro music provided by Bensound.com
1:13:49
October 16, 2019
Dragon Quest XI S, more Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and special guest, Logan Myer - Ep 5
This week, Joel and Ben are joined by dear friend and fellow Game Fanatic, Logan Myer. They discuss Logan's blissful venture into Dragon Quest XI S, while Joel and Ben are still enjoying Ghost Recon Breakpoint now that it is officially released.  Final Checkpoint is now officially available on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher, as well as theGameFanatics.com Submit feedback, questions, comments, or business inquiries to FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com.  Intro and Outro music provided by Bensound.com 
58:11
October 9, 2019
Last of Us Part II, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Link's Awakening - Ep 4
This week Ben and Joel discuss PlayStation's State of Play The Last of Us Part II release date and new trailer. They also discuss Link's Awakening, Remnant From the Ashes, Power Rangers Battle for the Grid and the Ghost Recon Breakpoint beta.  Catch Final Checkpoint every week on Spotify, Anchor.fm, theGameFanatics.com, and now *drumroll please* Stitcher! Still waiting to hear about Apple Podcasts and Google Play. For questions or business inquiries please email FinalCheckpointPod@gmail.com
1:02:05
October 2, 2019
E3 and GameStop Change to Stay Alive - Ep 3
This week Joel and Ben discuss the reported changes to E3 and GameStop in order to save their business. Ben discusses his final thoughts on Gears 5, Control, and a new sponsor?
59:30
September 25, 2019
Death Stranding Combat and Final Fantasy VII Remake Hype. - Ep 2
This week Joel and Ben discuss the news from TGS 2019, aka Tokyo Game Show. Specifically discuss Death Stranding and Final Fantasy VII Remake's combat. Intro music by bensound.com
45:37
September 19, 2019
Fire Emblem Three Houses Aftermath -Ep 1
Welcome to Final Checkpoint, a new podcast with new episodes weekly focused on gaming news, reviews, and debates.
1:00:38
September 12, 2019