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Final Checkpoint

By Final Checkpoint
Every week Joel and Ben discuss the gaming news, reviews, and more. Follow us on Twitter @finalcheckpod, @thejoelness, and @benrunnings for the latest updates on episodes, streams and Question of the week!
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Most Anticipated Fall 2021 Games - Final Checkpoint Ep. 105
Fall Games of 2021 Tales of Arise Impressions Psychonauts 2 Review
01:13:50
September 21, 2021
PlayStation Showcase Highlights - Final Checkpoint Ep. 104
PlayStation Showcase Highlights
01:10:32
September 14, 2021
12 Minutes Review and Spoiler Discussion [Fixed] - Ep. 103
Polarizing game 12 Minutes Review and Spoiler Discussion. 
49:43
September 11, 2021
Gamescom Leaves Us Wanting More! - Final Checkpoint Ep. 102
Gamescom just came and went and we feel underwhelmed. Ben has a monstrous list of games to go through! Joel plays too much Pokemon.  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:12:05
August 31, 2021
Pokemon Presents: Lots of updates! - Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 101
Pokemon Presents: Lots of updates! - Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 101 Joel goes over the Pokemon announcements from August 18ths presentation by the Pokemon Company.  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
20:41
August 24, 2021
We Decide the Best Video Game Franchise of All Time! - Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 100
It is episode 100 of our little podcast that could! Joel and Ben celebrate by discussing what might be the very best video game franchise of all time in a tournament bracket format. Catch the tough decisions, easy wins, and debates over what is the best franchise with at least three entries. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:13:22
August 17, 2021
Nintendo Switch Outsells PS3/Xbox 360 and The Ascent Review - Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 99
This week Joel and Ben discuss the Nintendo Switch outselling lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. They also discuss The Suicide Squad, The Ascent, Persona 5 Strikers, Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Strikers, and much more! Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:15:59
August 10, 2021
The Activision Blizzard Mess and Pokemon Unite Impressions! - Final Checkpoint Ep. 98
This week Joel is back! After a two week break the podcast is also back! No more Final Boss Squad. One show for news and games we played! This week we talk about the Activision Blizzard situation, Horizon's delay, and a whole slew of games we played including Pokemon Unite!  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:27:34
August 3, 2021
Chicory and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Reviews - Final Boss Squad Ep. 11
Ben gives his reviews of Chicory and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
20:60
July 15, 2021
Switch OLED Breaks Hearts - Final Checkpoint Ep. 97
Ben sails the seas of video games news solo this week as he gives his impressions on the Switch OLED news.
23:38
July 15, 2021
The Pathless Review and more! - Final Boss Squad Ep. 10
Ben reviews The Pathless for PS5
29:34
July 7, 2021
Sony Buys Studios and Silent Hill Returns - Final Boss Squad Ep. 96
Sony Buys Studios and Silent Hill Returns
29:24
July 6, 2021
Steam's Summer Demo Palooza! - Final Boss Squad Ep. 9
This week Ben gives us the rundown on the Steam Summer Games Demos he played. Joel gives his initial impressions of Valheim and Wave Break (code provided by popagenda). Ben also discusses this thoughts on Mario Golf: Super Rush and Mario Tennis.  Recorded simultaneously with Final Checkpoint Ep. 95. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
52:37
June 30, 2021
Our Game of the Year Picks So Far - Final Checkpoint Ep. 95
This week Joel returns to give his thoughts on E3 2021. Ben and Logan discuss their Game of the Year Picks so far, while Joel struggles to think of a single 2021  game he liked.  Game Centric show Final Boss Squad Ep. 09 recorded simultaneously.  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
41:17
June 29, 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review - Final Boss Squad Ep. 8
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review - Final Boss Squad Ep. 8
31:37
June 24, 2021
Post E3 2021 Hangover - Final Checkpoint Ep. 94
Post E3 2021 Hangover - Final Checkpoint Ep. 94
34:33
June 22, 2021
E3 2021 Spectacular: Stranger in Paradise demo Impressions and more! - Final Boss Squad Ep. 7
This week Ben and Logan discuss the Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins Demo and much more! Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
30:26
June 17, 2021
Final Checkpoint's E32021 Spectacular! - Final Checkpoint Ep. 92
This week Ben and Logan discuss all of their E3 2021 thoughts and impressions. Listen and discover which games they were surprised to see and which announcements they are most excited for! Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
59:41
June 16, 2021
Logan's Mass Effect Legendary Review, Joel's Far Cry 5 Impressions, and Ben's Final Maquette Review - Final Boss Squad Ep. 6
This week Joel, Logan, and Ben discuss the games they have played the last week including: Far Cry 5, more Days Gone, Toads Treasure Tracker, and more. Logan discusses his thoughts on the Mass Effect trilogy and whether it was really as good as we remember it. Ben finishes Maquette and gives his review on the game. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
34:10
June 9, 2021
E3 2021 Predictions Episode - Final Checkpoint Ep. 92
This week as E3 2021 approaches the crew prepares their predictions for what they would like to see or what they are expecting to see. There are also a few news topics to go along with the predictions including God of War sequel delays, cross gen discussions and more. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
54:59
June 8, 2021
Demon’s Souls Better Than Dark Souls, and Days Gone Good? - Final Boss Squad Ep. 5
This week Joel and Ben discuss tons of games they played, including: Days Gone, Demon Souls Remake, Bugsnax, Maquette, Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, Scarlet Nexus demo, Knockout City and much more. They also discuss how the review cycle for Days Gone might have been too harsh and discuss Days Gone voice actor, Sam Witwer's callout on reviewers needing to finish games in order to properly review them. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:04:45
May 31, 2021
Horizon Sequel, Far Cry 6, and Dying Light 2 Gameplay Reveal Reactions - Final Checkpoint Ep. 91
This week Joel and Ben discuss Horizon Forbidden West, Far Cry 6, and Dying Light 2 Stay Human's gameplay reveals from this past week. They also recap the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary stream and titles revealed during the stream. Ben covers the new Sonic announcements including a remake, Sonic Colors Ultimate. Release dates and more news discussed on this episode of Final Checkpoint. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
53:02
May 31, 2021
Returnal and Resident Evil Village Reviews - Final Boss Squad Ep. 4
This week Ben and Logan discuss the Scarlet Nexus demo, Knockout City, Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition and much more on the "Games We Played-centric" fourth episode of Final Boss Squad.  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
51:33
May 27, 2021
Skyward Sword Zelda Amiibo Controversy! - Final Checkpoint Ep. 90
This week Logan and Ben discuss: The Last of Us Part II PlayStation 5 Patch Deathloop previews TimeSplitters is remastered edition Mass Effect's Normandy ship featured in a No Man's Sky mission until May 31st Team Ninja possibly working on a Final Fantasy Souls-like game Zelda Skyward Sword amiibo news New games: biomutant out on the 25th! Shin Megami Tensei 3 HD Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over to finalcheckpointpod@gmail.com. Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2Vjiazd Google Podcasts – https://rb.gy/chatlb 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
35:41
May 25, 2021
Mass Effect Is Legendary And So Is Destiny 2 Season Of The Splicer w/ @JoshBeardRadio - Final Boss Squad Ep. 3
This week Joel and Ben are joined by special guest Josh Beard from twitch.tv/toofpete, #WastedTalent and @JoshBeardRadio on Twitter. They gush over how great Mass Effect is and give impressions about Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Ben gives more thoughts about Returnal and how it might actually change his opinion on Housemarque's latest entry. Ben also goes through his list of games he has played. Josh and Joel discuss their love for Destiny and how excited they are for Season of the Splicer. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:10:12
May 20, 2021
Starfield Coming To Xbox Exclusively?w/ @JoshBeardRadio - Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 89
This week we have special guest Josh Beard from @joshbeardradio on Twitter, Twitch.tv/toofpete, and #WastedTalent. We discuss the big news about Starfield being exclusive to Xbox/PC, Sony having 25 games in development for PlayStation 5, as well as two very cool looking DualSense Controller colors.  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:04:36
May 18, 2021
Resident Evil Giant Lady and Ben's PS5 Impressions - Final Boss Squad Ep. 2
Ben gets a new toy in the form of a PlayStation 5, he details his experience with the console and a few games on it, notably Resident Evil Village and Demon Souls. Joel tackles an early access game titled Scavengers and blasts his way through the twin stick platformer, Matterfall. Logan ventures into the blocky world of Dragon Quest Builders 2 and survives the server hell of the new Apex Legends season. Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
01:02:13
May 13, 2021
Sony Buddies Up with Discord, While They Get Exposed By Epic vs Apple - Final Checkpoint Ep. 88
Joel, Ben and Logan discuss the potential of Sony partnering with Discord, Epic taking on Apple, members of Giant Bomb moving on and touching on Resident Evil Village reviews. Plus a surprise segment on ghosts and bigfoot!  Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
42:55
May 11, 2021
New Pokemon Snap and Second Extinction Impressions - Final Boss Squad Ep. 1
Final Boss Squad Episode 1. This is the break off show from Final Checkpoint Podcast focused on the games we played the last week. For news topics, you can find that and more on Final Checkpoint Podcast.  This week Joel and Ben discuss New Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo Switch, Second Extinction on Game Pass Ultimate's Game Preview program, Outriders, Apex Legends, Resident Evil Village demo, and Nier Replicant. 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
52:51
May 6, 2021
PlayStation Boasts Big Numbers While Mario Finally Brings The Party Online - Final Checkpoint Ep. 87
Final Checkpoint Episode 87, hosted by Joel Ramirez and Ben Runnings. Intro Music from BenSounds.com. This week Joel and Ben discuss the latest from PlayStation's State of Play featuring Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart for the PlayStation 5. They also discuss Geoff Keighley's tweet about PlayStation's big sales and PlayStation Plus Subscribers and more. They also cover the news regarding Mario Party finally getting more online features. To listen to the games Joel and Ben played this last week check out Final Boss Squad Ep. 1 found on Thursday, Same Feed, New Show! 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 Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars
32:36
May 4, 2021
Ben Suffers A Fatality While We Discuss Mortal Kombat & Nier Replicant - 86
Each week, Joel, Ben, and Logan discuss the biggest stories in gaming and games they are currently playing. Please subscribe and share by listening on podcast services around the world. This week they discuss the Mortal Kombat Movie, Nier Replicant, MLB The Show 21. There are also a couple of announcements made at the top of the show! Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Logan on Twitter @MapleBaconBars Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:18:59
April 27, 2021
Sony Gets A Win and Resident Evil Village Demo Reactions! - Ep 85
This week Joel and Ben discuss Sony PlayStation 5 becoming the fastest selling console in US History in Units and Revenue. They also discuss rumors about a Square Enix sale, the Capcom Event, and Days Gone's former Writer/Director blaming customers for not buying game at full price.  Games We Played includes games like Pac-Man 99, Cozy Grove, 13 Sentinel Aegis Rim, Outriders, Donkey Kong Country 3, Grindstone, and Dark 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. Tweet your questions, comments, and concerns or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:20:04
April 20, 2021
Sony Milking The Last of Us Over New Endeavors? - Ep 84
This week Joel and Ben react to the latest rumors and reports from this week in gaming. Including Sony remaking The Last of Us. Joel and Ben discuss if Sony is out of touch with their consumers and are only focused on blockbuster hits over making new IP and "riskier" games. Also discussed Deathloop's new release date, Invincible, and much more.  Games We Played: Cozy Grove, Littlewood, Dark Souls Remastered, Outriders, 13 Sentinels, 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Mike O. on Twitter @LookItsMikeO Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:34:23
April 14, 2021
Xbox Snags MLB The Show for Game Pass and RIP Mario w/ Special Guest LookItsMikeO - Ep 83
This week Joel and Ben welcome special guest Mike O. from The Gaming Morning Show, and Twitch.tv/LookItsMikeO. They discuss Xbox snagging MLB The Show day and date on Game Pass, a former Sony PlayStation exclusive. What does this mean for Sony? We also discuss the death of Mario, Cyberpunk's Circuit City receipt length patch notes, and much more! Games We Played: Outriders, Leaf Blower Revolution, Donkey Kong Country 2, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Narita Boy, Only Cans, 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow Mike O. on Twitter @LookItsMikeO Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:47:14
April 6, 2021
No More PS3/Vita/PSP Store & Microsoft Possibly Buying Discord? - Ep 82
This week, Joel and Ben discuss a rumor filled list of news items including Microsoft possibly buying Discord, Sony closing the PS3, Vita, and PSP digital stores, and much more.  "Games We Played" includes the following: Magic: Legends, Fast and Furious: Crossroads, Donkey Kong Country, Darksiders Genesis, 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:34:30
March 30, 2021
Disaster-cast 2021 and Game Pass Scores Again - Ep 81
This week, Joel and Ben struggle with technical difficulties and a bad microphone to bring reactions to Xbox Game Pass' latest day one grab, Outriders. EA Play also makes its way to Game Pass on PC and more news including the Square Enix conference.  Games We Played This Week: Outriders demo, Apex Legends, Monster Hunter Rise demo, Dark Souls, Warhammer Chaosbane, Devotion, and Smash Bros Ultimate. 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:11:29
March 23, 2021
Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! - Ep 80
This week Joel and Ben are joined by TheGameFanatics.com's and Smooth Burrito's Trevor Paul, to discuss the latest news on the Xbox/Bethesda Deal, the upcoming Square Enix Conference, PlayStation 5 Sales, and more Hogwarts Legacy drama.  They also discuss the latest games they played including Persona 5 Strikers, Destiny 2, Resident Evil 6, Bravery Network Online, and much more! Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services. Please follow and subscribe to the links below! 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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:36:44
March 16, 2021
Rumored 4K Nintendo Switch Details & Elden Ring Leaks! - Ep 79
This week Joel and Ben discuss the specs for the rumored Nintendo Switch 4K console. They give their thoughts on why Nintendo would need to make the jump to 4k and what this could mean for third party support. They also discuss the leaked Elden Ring trailer and what they hope to see from a new iteration on Dark Souls.  Games We Played: Resident Evil 6, Genshin Impact, Control, Dirt 5, Triangle Strategy Demo, and more Outriders. Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services. Please follow and subscribe to the links below! 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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:24:41
March 9, 2021
Lowered Ex-PlayStations and Pokémon's 25th Anniversary News! - Ep 78
This week Joel and Ben discuss PlayStations latest State of Play. They react to the latest updates including news on Returnal, Sifu, Solar Ash, Deathloop, and the lowering of expectations from Sony's announcements due to console scarcity. The Pokémon 25th Anniversary celebration announcements also occurred this week, Joel and Ben discuss the Diamond and Pearl Remake reveals, and the announcement of Pokémon Legends Arceus.  Games We Played This Week: Outriders Demo, Bravery Network Online, Dark Souls, Triangle Strategy Demo, Resident Code Veronica, and Destiny 2.  Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services.  Please follow and subscribe to the links below! 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  Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod  Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:31:25
March 2, 2021
NintenWoes w/ GamingMorningShow's Ryan and Shawn! - Ep 77
This week Joel and Ben are joined by friends of the show and fellow streamers Ryan(@HeftyGoof) and Shawn (@SportsDocGaming) from GamingMorningShow. They get tell all about their background in gaming, what brought them together to create a unique radio style gaming stream they host daily on Twitch, Facebook Gaming and YouTube.  Topics discussed: -Nintendo's Direct -Skyward Sword HD  -Mario Golf -Animal Crossing Mario items -Blizzconline -Diablo IV and II Remastered -Overwatch II Games We Played: Overwatch, Nuts, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2: Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services. Please follow and subscribe to the links below! Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2VjiazdGoogle Play Music – https://bit.ly/2OoIiXPSpotify – https://spoti.fi/35apnGfApple Podcasts – https://apple.co/35dGGWG Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelnessFollow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:46:59
February 23, 2021
HBO's The Last of Us casts its Joel and Ellie w/ Special Guest Carlos Oville - Ep 76
This week Joel and Ben welcome Carlos Oville to the podcast. Carlos is a fellow long time Game Fanatic (TheGameFanatics.com) and a film reviewer/contributor over at ButWhyThoPodcast.com.  Topics covered this week include: -HBO's The Last of Us based on the video game from Naughty Dog studios casts its Joel and Ellie.  -Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart gets a new release date. -CD Projekt Red gets hacked and receives ransom demands. -E3 Online shows its not so hopeful face. Games We Played: Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen, Dark Souls, AFK Arena, Star Tropics, Apex Legends, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil 5, MLB The Show 21 and Control. Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services. Please follow and subscribe to the links below! 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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:24:33
February 16, 2021
Google Pulls The Plug on Stadia Game Development & Mass Effect Legendary News - Ep 75
This week, Joel and Ben discuss the latest news about Google Stadia. Google has decided to close its internal game development studio specifically made for Google Stadia, as well as letting go of Jade Raymond, who was the vice president in charge of the studios for the doomed streaming platform. Ben and Joel discuss the latest news regarding Mass Effect Legendary Edition, including the release date, new trailer, features, and the removal of the "butt shots". Ben discuss his fascination with Small Soldiers. Games We Played This Week: Nuts (code provided by popagenda.co), State of Decay 2, Balan Wonderworld demo, Star Tropics, Stardew Valley, Apex Legends, Dark Souls, and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Final Checkpoint is a video game news podcast recorded weekly and distributed on many podcast services. Please follow and subscribe to the links below! 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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:12:26
February 9, 2021
Game Stonks and Metacritic Battles - Ep 74
This week on the Final Checkpoint Podcast, Joel and Ben discuss the latest on the Game Stop (GME) stock market situation (what they understand), and catch up on life and Ben's birthday! It's that time of year again for one of Ben's goofy Metacritic/upcoming games shenanigans, this time with a tourney like bracket that will be updated throughout the year as games release or get delayed.  The Games We Played Segment Includes the following titles: The Medium, NES titles like Punch Out, Cyber Shadow, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and Destiny 2.    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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:24:10
February 2, 2021
Resident Evil Village Gameplay, Release Date, and ReVerse! - Ep 73
This week Joel and Ben discuss the Resident Evil Village gameplay reveal, release date announcement, and share their thoughts about Resident Evil ReVerse. They also discuss the news about Xbox Live Gold's pricing change from $59.99 to $129.99 and then back to $59.99 in a single day due to outrage. There is also discussion about pandemic haircuts, and laying chickens before they hatch. Games We Played: Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, and League of Legends. 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 over to @finalcheckpod and watch for Questions of the Week coming soon to Instagram.com/Finalcheckpod 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 Follow the podcast @FinalCheckpod Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:11:59
January 26, 2021
Scott Pilgrim vs The World Impressions & News Round Up! - Ep 72
This week Joel gives initial impressions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition, the release of the beloved indie that was de-listed, only to be re-released finally by Ubisoft on January 14th. The gaming industry is back to work, which means lots of news to cover. Ben and Joel discuss the huge announcement of an Indiana Jones game being developed by Machine Games, creators of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Wolfenstein II: The New Order. They also discuss the CD Projekt Red’s apology video regarding the disastrously handled release of Cyberpunk 2077, the delay of the DLC, and PS5/Xbox Series X editions and much more. Games We Played: Scott Pilgrim vs The World: Complete Edition, Yoshi’s Island, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Journey to the Savage Planet, Code Vein, Monster Hunter Rise (demo), and League of Legends. 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:29:50
January 19, 2021
The Final Checkpoint Awards & Our Top Five Games of 2020 - Ep 71
This week Joel and Ben break the standard episode format and present the annual “Final Checkpoint Awards.” With special guest Logan Myer, the crew hands out non-traditional awards like “The Dum Dum Award”, the “We Saw It Comin’ Award”, and many more. Ben, Logan, and Joel also present their Top 5 Games of 2020. 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:47:07
January 12, 2021
New Years Gaming Resolutions and 2021 Predictions - Ep 70
New Year, time for a new set of gaming related New Years Resolutions. But first! How did Joel and Ben do on their 2020 Resolutions? Is it time to give up a bad gaming habit? Commit to a certain RPG? What new resolution will Joel or Ben add to their list this year? It is also prediction time, Joel and Ben give you their 2021 Predictions for what will happen this year in gaming for 2021. Happy New Years and thank you again for all of your support! Games We Played: Yoshi's Island, Yakuza Like A Dragon, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Fortnite, Haven, and Shady Part of Me. 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 or email them over 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:19:27
January 5, 2021
The Niiice Episode! - Ep 69
This week Joel and Ben celebrate the last episode of 2020 and the elusive 69th episode of Final Checkpoint by discussing games that involve mature moments and elements and how they handle it and if it actually added anything to the game. Ben also traumatizes Joel with his words. They also discuss their Christmas experiences and Ben goes on a Game Pass bonanza!  Games We Played: Yakuza Like A Dragon, Morkred, Monster Train, Wilmot's Warehouse, Carrion, Call of the Sea, Goosebumps: Dead of Night, and more Grindstone. 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 Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:32:48
December 29, 2020
Grindstone Impressions and 2020 Metacritic Prediction Results! - Ep 68
This week Joel and Ben discuss the latest news on Cyberpunk 2077, the refunds, delisting of the game, and continued debate on just how bad the situation really is for future of the game. The results are in! Ben reveals the results from 2020's Metacritic Prediction Game that originated from episode number 23 - "Upcoming Games of 2020 Draft". Joel gives his initial impressions of Grindstone, an Apple Arcade game that made its way over to The Nintendo Switch by Capybara Games, code provided by popagenda.co. Games We Played: Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza Kiwami, Ghost of Tsushima Legends Mode, Super Mario Maker 2, Half Life: Alyx, and Grindstone. 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 Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:28:20
December 22, 2020
Game Awards Aftermath & Cyberpunk Impressions Ep 67
This week Joel and Ben the Game Awards and all of the fun announcements and reveals. They also discuss the controversy of Kotaku’s “Games that involve crunch shouldn’t win Best Game Direction” article and give their thoughts on how games media treats crunch, and things get heated. They also discuss Cyberpunk’s reviews and tech issues, and console performance reports and much more news. Games We Played: Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza Kiwami, Fortnite: Battle Royale, Dragon Age Inquisition, Animal Crossing New Horizon’s Winter Update, Super Mario Maker 2, and Immortals Fenyx Rising. 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 Intro Music from Bensounds.com
01:26:04
December 15, 2020
Super Nintendo World, PS5 Pro, and BioWare Departures - Ep 66
This week Joel and Ben discuss the Super Nintendo World opening date, possible PS5 Pro patent, huge BioWare departures and what it might mean for Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Anthem 2.0 and much more news! Games We Played: Immortals Fenyx Rising, Doom Eternal, Diablo III Reaper of Souls Season 22, Fortnite, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Mario Maker 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   Intro Music from Bensounds.com  -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint
01:19:59
December 8, 2020
Immortals Fenyx Rising First Impressions And New Consoles Are Sold Out Everywhere! - Ep 65
This week Joel and Ben discuss the incredibly hard to find PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S news, the continued talk of issues with the new consoles and if PS5 really needs backwards compatibility. Ben also gives his first impressions on Ubisoft's newest title Immortals Fenyx Rising (game provided by Ubisoft PR for review purposes). Games We Played: Immortals Fenyx Rising, Doom Eternal, Diablo III Reaper of Souls Season 22, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 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 Intro Music from Bensounds.com Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings
01:30:06
December 1, 2020
Game Awards Noms & Capcom Forced To Show Their Hand - Ep 64
This week Joel and Ben discuss some of the Game Award Nominations and if Game of the Year had any snubs. They also discuss the huge Capcom leak from a hacker holding them for ransom and once again the always controversial Souls-Borne Easy Mode topic. Games We Played: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Apex Legends, Nioh 2, Super Mario Galaxy, 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 Live Podcast Recordings Sundays at 8:00 PM PST on Twitch.tv/loadlastcheckpoint. Follow Joel on Twitter @TheJoelness Follow Ben on Twitter @BenRunnings 
01:38:52
November 24, 2020
Next Gen Console Limbo and Assassin's Creed Valhalla Impressions - Ep 63
This Week, Joel and Ben discuss the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 launch. They discuss how both consoles faired, the reported issues consumers are experiencing, and retail supply issues. Ben gives his first hand impressions of the Xbox Series X and his impressions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Joel talks about the dreadful next gen limbo that many gamers, including himself are finding themselves in.  Games We Played This Week: Tetris Effect Connected, Destiny 2 Beyond Light, Crysis 2, Fallout 76, 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
01:25:12
November 17, 2020
Xbox Series X and PS5 Reviews Discussion - Ep 62
This Week, Joel and Ben discuss the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 reviews. Now that the embargoes are up and the consoles are just about here, what are critics saying and what do Joel and Ben think of the pros and cons. They also discuss The Medium's delay, Mass Effect's big news, and Square Enix's big loss. Joel and Ben also take some time to reminisce about the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.  Games We Played This week: The Dark Pictures: Little Hope, Mobius Front '83, Uncharted 4, Darkest Dungeons, Crysis Remastered, 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. (Intro music from Bensounds.com) (“Memories” track from Bensounds.con) 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
01:34:07
November 10, 2020
Watch Dogs: Legion Impressions & A Few Delays w/ Julian & Logan from TheGameFanatics - Ep 61
This week Joel and Ben are joined by Julian Harris and Logan Myer from TheGameFanatics to discuss Watch Dogs: Legions and Cyberpunk 2077's latest delay. They also discuss additional game delay news including Rainbow Six Quarantine, Far Cry 6, and Destruction All Stars.  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
01:15:34
November 3, 2020
AOC Streams on Twitch and More PlayStation 5 Details - Ep 60
This week Joel and Ben talk about congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' record breaking Among Us Twitch stream involving some of the most popular Twitch/YouTube/Facebook Gaming Streamers. They talk about more reports of crunch coming from CD Project Red and more details about the PlayStation 5. Joel and Ben also discuss the latest games they have been playing including the newest Pokemon Sword/Shield DLC The Crown Tundra, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Super Mario Galaxy, and Genshin Impact. 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
01:34:40
October 28, 2020
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
01:23:36
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
01:31:40
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
01:30:02
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
01:27:26
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
01:23:55
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
01:09:55
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
01:13:56
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
01:24:21
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
02:23:29
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
01:27:44
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
01:26:57
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
01:34:22
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
01:28:55
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
01:06:27
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
01:29:24
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
01:49:00
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
01:14:14
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
01:23:18
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
01:36:18
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
01:13:39
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
01:21:29
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
01:16:08
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
01:10:20
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
01:21:36
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
01:24:28
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
01:05:43
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
01:10:44
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
01:21:54
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
01:02:30
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
01:16:05
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
55:12
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
01:20:00
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
01:06:47
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
01:26:51
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
01:01:08
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
01:26:33
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
01:27:44
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
01:19:45
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
01:16:56
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
01:04:48
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
01:00:52
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
01:02:39
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
01:28:27
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
01:26:50
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
46:12
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
01:01:47
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
01:02:22
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
01:12:57
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
01:17:00
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
01:13:49
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
01:02:05
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?
59:31
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.
01:00:38
September 12, 2019