Archive: Playing with history

The very first issue of Checkpoint released with Sniper Elite 4 on the cover. That led the team to ask how important is historical accuracy in videogames, and should we be making more of an effort to be educational and informative, as well as entertaining?

Mobile gaming

Mobile gaming has exploded in the last 10 years, making gaming much more accessible to everyone. With a smorgasbord of genres, we take a closer look.

Japanese gaming

There are few Japanese games that make it to the West, but those that do are adored beyond comprehension. We look at those games and why they’re so special.

Gaming Expos

Gaming expos are drawing in bigger crowds and becoming a staple on the video game character. We look at some of the bigger expos in the world.

Project Cars

Most of us have had illusions of grandeur, and I’m sure a lot of us would have had one oriented around being a racing driver. With the current generation of consoles and PCs one would think simulations would be better than they’ve ever been. So we explore the lines between simulator and reality and whether or not a GOOD simulator is worth your time...

Mario Rabbids

Strategy games have been a staple of gaming for decades. There have been the kings of turn-based and real-time strategies, but there is a new era of strategy games. Those that include resource management, player weapons systems and incredible new environments to explore. Whether you’re shooting aliens in XCOM, being consumed in the mad world of the Rabbids’ take on Mario’s worlds, conquering the world in  Civilization or on a rampage in Age of Empires; you’re sure to find all you need in here.

Indie developers

With indie games becoming cheaper to make and just as engaging as AAA titles, we look at the impact developers are having on their local and national economies.

Headset heaven

Peripherals are a big part of gaming, especially if you want the most immersive of experiences. Headphones specifically. Here’s our guide to the best headsets on the market.

Gamers online

YouTube channels are a great place for exposure and building your audience. We talk to some of the biggest influencers around about their journey on YouTube.