Spoiler Alert: Dear, Dear Esther – The Cursed Checkpoint #107

One thing is for sure about Dear Esther, after you experience it, you are going to want to talk to others that have, too. Justin, Ethan, and Josh try to figure out if they saw what they thought they saw. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about… Continue reading

Skyward Sword of the Gunstringer: The State of Motion Games – The Cursed Checkpoint #105

Motion games played their best hand yet in 2011 with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Gunstringer. Justin and Aaron relive the best and the worst of both games in order to determine where the genre goes from here. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading

Roguelikes: The Fun of Random Permadeath – The Cursed Checkpoint #104

After discovering roguelikes through playthroughs of The Binding of Isaac and Dungeons of Dredmor, Ethan talks with Josh about the history of this unforgiving video game genre and discovers that he’s only scratched the surface. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news… Continue reading

Interview with Ian Stocker: Developer of Escape Goat – The Cursed Checkpoint #103

After developing a fondness for its puzzle-platformer Escape Goat (and a weird obsession with the game’s four legged protagonists), Ethan tracks down Magical Time Bean’s Ian Stocker and learns the ins and outs of indie game development. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video… Continue reading

Catherine: A Game of the Year – The Cursed Checkpoint #102

Brandon recently selected Catherine as his personal game of the year for 2011 and Justin can’t resist picking his brain to find out just what was so special about this humorous and mature puzzle game. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre,… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Single Player MMO – The Cursed Checkpoint #101

Josh has traditionally been anti-MMO games but has fallen for Star Wars: The Old Republic, so Justin sits down with him to figure out what has happened and if he should join in. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline,… Continue reading