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01:27:45 Download April 10th, 2020

This week on Checkpoint XP:
(0:00) COVID-19 Update – 

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on gaming and esports. The Last Of Us II has been delayed indefinitely and QuakeCon has now been cancelled. The crew breaks down what’s changing in their lives.
(12:00)  Are movie theaters in big trouble?
Coronavirus has shut down most movie theaters and now movies are beginning to release directly on streaming platforms. Is the genie out of the bottle?
(24:00) Can you compliment another man’s truck? – 

James had an awkward moment last week when he got a nasty look for complimenting another man’s truck? Can a guy compliment a guy? 
(34:02) Parents interfering in their kid’s careers-

We’ve seen it time and time again in traditional sports, but now it’s seeping into esports as well. Helicopter parents getting too involved with their kid’s careers.
(43:52) Do you cheat in games?

Is it a cardinal sin or do you like to cheat in video games? Does it matter if the game is single player or multiplayer?
(55:53) Gaming and Esports News – 

Residents use side of building to play video games
Animal Crossing New Horizons pulled from some Chinese Stores bc of In-Game Hong Kong Protestors
Google Stadia Pro Goes Free for Two Months
ESRB will now label games that have loot boxes
(1:07:53) Patient Gamer – The Last Of Us 
In a new segment called Patient Gamer, the cast looks at incredibly popular games that you may have missed. This week, they discuss The Last Of Us.
(1:17:55) What game could you play for 24 hours?
We’re all bingeing games right now, what with being trapped at home. So the crew is wondering, what game could you binge for 24 hours straight?

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