This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others and games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
Checking for autosave. About two or three episodes into the show, I decided it'd be quite fun to make shows that were compilations of smaller stories. Twenty four episodes in I've finally finished one.
There's jokes and embarrassing stories and pained memories and enthusiasm and joy and a drinking game that ends with bloodshed. It's a Christmas episode.
03:12 - Samuel Baker - the composer of the Checkpoints theme tune talks videogame music, easter eggs & developing an ear.
23:17 - Raph Perks - Do you ever have a memory pop into your head that's so excruciatingly embarrassing that you actually wince at just the thought of it?
31:08 - Dan Copeland - a collector collects.
37:48 - Chris Moore & Nick John - two old school friends of mine talk about a legendary Street Fighter 2 drinking game. Don't try this at home.
46:35 - Mani Franchetti - a school yard Videogame troll.
49:53 - Craig Stevenson - the creator of the artwork for the show talks about his love of spectrum graphics.
01:03:40 - Benny Webb - our DDR past and Trials PTSD.
Back to normal for the next episode, have a terrific New Year!
Cover design: Craig Stevenson - http://onedinosaurandhisballoon.blogspot.co.uk
Music: Samuel Baker - http://soundcloud.com/furoshiki