One of the things that I pride myself on as an innovator is my willingness to let go and move forward. We try so many new things here at Checkpoint every month that, if we didn't trim the excess often, we would overflow with too many things. It's important to allow things to have a natural life cycle. One life cycle is coming to it's end and it's our first season of The Uninstallables. Could a second season happen? Of course, but only if it's needed. This can be a painful thi
There are a myriad of unique challenges that appear when you start to develop a community online. From the outside looking in, it might appear to just be new, exciting, and pure fun. And, admittedly, it is all of those things. But it's not only those things. The Digital Community Developer must also tackle the dreaded social media monster. This past week, we randomly had one of our TikTok's pop off and gather quite the audience—amassing 4,500 views and over 600 likes in the m
Congratulations! In case you missed it, we had our first ever Check-a-thon Charity Stream this past Friday, June 11th. Over the course of an eight-hour stream, we played Minecraft and Valorant together, I forced myself to play my least favorite game of all time League of Legends, I stomached mustard on watermelon (you read that correctly), and we had plenty of bad celebrity impressions. Most importantly—we surpassed our goal! At the start of the night, we set the goal to rais
Here we are... in the home stretch for our first ever Charity Stream. In two days from this publication, Checkpoint Church will be hosting the #Checkathon Charity Stream for AbleGamers. We are so excited for an eight hour stream filled with giveaways, unboxings, and lots of gameplay. But more than anything, we're excited to be finally putting our toes in the water of giving back. Supporting a great cause like AbleGamers is exactly what we're called to do here at Checkpoint. T
Ah yes, the merry month of May. We’re nearly halfway through 2021 and school is wrapping up, Cons are starting to pop up again, and E3 is just around the bend. Despite the delayed nature of the past year, there have been more than a few exciting announcements and developments in the past month. Some of them could have definitely been predicted—others couldn’t have been planned even by their creators. We’ve picked just a few of these awesome things from May and offered up some
Y'all. We DID it! We have officially reached two of our biggest milestones here at Checkpoint... in the same week. Last week, we announced that we have officially hit 500 followers on Twitch. At the same time, we also just hit 50 members in our Discord community. Despite the latter being smaller, it feels like such a bigger accomplishment. I'm SO proud of what we're doing in this community. So proud, in fact, that it's time for us to finally move on to the next big thing. It'