Welcome to CHECKPOINT. The show where we stop to break down all the biggest Xbox and PC gaming news stories of the week so far. In this week's episode, we dive headfirst into the latest developments regarding Perfect Dark, The Initiative, and the state of Xbox Game Studios, Elden Ring's impressive official sales figures and why it's one the best RPGs on Xbox, and some development updates for the Dead Space Remake.


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Our goal with CHECKPOINT is to deliver a quick and convenient way for our audience to digest Xbox news each and every week. We view this as a hybrid format that combines our favorite elements of standard news recaps with added editorial opinions and conversations from myself and my co-host Jez Corden. The current target length for a standard episode will be 15 to 20 minutes. As we already deliver a weekly gaming podcast called Xbox Chaturdays, we want to ensure that CHECKPOINT serves as a more digestible standalone video series on the Windows Central Gaming channel.

The news covered this week

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  • Elden Ring's official sales figures — 00:20
  • Are we excited about the Dead Space remake? — 06:18
  • Developers are leaving The Initiative11:28
  • Should we be worried about Xbox Game Studios? — 19:00

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