Here’s what I learned from CheckPoint S3E11.

  • Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense I couldn’t give a damn about. Just start the episode, please.
  • Graham makes a joke about Saints Row 4 like it’s going to be better than Grand Theft Auto 5 where he actually wants to cut out on commitments to play the game. Please. I have some extra vacation this year, so I’m taking vacation to play a video game. If you’re going to cut CheckPoint to play Saints Row 4 in the future, Graham, at least get Paul on the screen. Because, seriously. Paul needs more airtime.
  • Notch canceled 0x10^c. Oh well.
  • Don’t use Origin. Having your computer potentially be spied on for marketing data beyond what Internet browsers already allow isn’t worth it.
  • Knack will teach kids to play video games? Isn’t the PS4 audience at launch going to be nearly 100% hardcore gamers? At least the Xbox One might have 90% hardcore gamer interest at launch with that TV tuner thingermambob they added to it.
  • It took me a few rewinds to actually figure out what Graham was trying to say here. The UK wasn’t getting a retail release for Saints Row 4, but it still adhered to the traditional retail release schedule of the Friday following a typical American Tuesday release. In the future, why not use Steam via a VPN and be done with it?
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a success. Yeah, yeah. We get it. I still don’t give a fuck about it.
  • I wish I could go to PAX. Dat pin.
  • An interesting point to bring up regarding the PS4 streaming deal announced at Gamescom for Twitch: what happened to Ustream’s deal? It wasn’t exclusive? Is it still happening?