Welcome to The Blog
Introducing what you came here for… the Checkpoint Blog. I aim to post on a regular basis and the topics will vary from video games and films to SEO tricks and personal reflections.
If you have anything you would like to see me write about, you can get in touch below and also find some of my non-video game/geeky posts and arguably the more professional stuff there!
Looking Back At Marvel’s Phase Four
Looking back at Marvel’s Phase Four just goes to show how inconsistent the last four years have been, with some of the series’ strongest points being followed by some of it’s weakest.Keep reading
2022: A Video Game Sequel of Varying Quality
Take a look at my thoughts on how 2022; The Video Game performed and how my character grew and developed over this challenging instalment.Keep reading
Pokémon Scarlet And Violet – Initial Impressions For Gen 9
In the run up to more Scarlet and Violet news I talk about where I think we are at with the franchiseKeep reading
Checkpoint: Return of the Blog!
After a hiatus I am back writing again. New plans are in place and hopefully this little reboot will kick start the blog again!Keep reading
Legends of Arceus Review
This week I talk about my experience with Pokémon Legend of Arceus and why I have enjoyed itKeep reading
An Interview with… Subparshazam
This week I sat down with Shane to get to know a little more about one of the voices in TripleXPKeep reading
Pokémon’s: Beginning Of The End Or The Start Of A New Chapter?
This week I discuss the expectations put on Pokémon and if Legends of Arceus will subvert expectationsKeep reading
Let’s Talk Marvel’s Disney+ Shows…
I talk about 2021’s slate of Disney+ series and also discuss their importance to the MCU as well as what challenges these series face going forward.Keep reading
An Interview with…. Sarahforthewine
For my first interview of 2022 I talk to Sarahforthewine about Streaming on Twitch, Persona 4 and learning English!Keep reading
The Spider-Man Film of a Generation
Spider-Man No Way Home is out and its one of the greats but here I talk about the illogical villains and why Spider-Man is one of the greatest MCU heroesKeep reading
2020 Plus 2: Checkpoint in 2022
2022 could be a big year for Checkpoint – here’s my plan for what to expect and how I expect to get there!Keep reading
2021 Evaluation: How Bad Did I Fail?
Lets look at how well I did against my 2021 aims and how they are going to change looking forward to 2022Keep reading
Gaming as a Parent II – The Rise of Roblox
Roblox has come into my daughters life so it’s my take on this game as a parent and a gamer…Keep reading
Twitch Leaks & the Future of Streaming
A few thoughts on the future of Twitch following its leaksKeep reading
Sony’s Spider Web – Building the Spider-Verse
Sony are weaving a web around Spider-Man… and I’m all in!Keep reading
Don’t call it a Comeback… even if it is…
You have reached a Checkpoint… Saving… Rebooting…. Checkpoint is back baby!Keep reading
Invincible: The Saturday Morning Cartoon for those who watched Saturday Morning Cartoons
After watching Invincible I want to monologue to you why you should watch it…Keep reading
Pokemon Snap: A Snapshot into the Pokemon World that could be…
I talk about how I spent a lot of my Bank Holiday snapping photos of digital critters…. and how great it isKeep reading
Checking in with Checkpoint
Checkpoint is still alive! It has been a while so apologies for that but I have found some time courtesy of the Bank Holiday and I am back and hoping to begin posting again. Its been a whirlwind few months and I will be honest it has simultaneously felt longer than two months since I last posted and also like I only posted last week. I wanted to give you a quick ‘check in’ to make sure you all know that Checkpoint is very much alive and that, although delayed, my plans are still very much on the table. In…Keep reading
A check in with checkpoint at Checkpoint’s checkpoint… that’s a lot of checking…Keep reading
Wandavison – the end is Nigh
A breakdown of what I think following the penultimate episode of WandavisionKeep reading
Video Game Showcases: Expectations v Reality
My therapeutic rant and vent about the recent video game showcases.Keep reading
Wandavision – Ep 6 & 7 (mainly 7)
I didn’t make my blog last week about Episode 6 despite it being a big episode but after watching Episode 7 I can’t not write this week because it’s really stepping up, especially with only two more episodes to go! I will touch upon aspects of episode 6 but will mainly focus on 7 in this blog because frankly some of the reveals frame a lot of what happened in the previous episode and the discussion flows across both. As always, there are of course big spoilers etc etc ahead so come back when you have watched it. It’s okay,…Keep reading
Gaming as a Parent
Here I talk about my experience playing video games with my 7 year old daughterKeep reading
Wanda episode that was!
My take on the fallout from Wandavision Ep 5Keep reading
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