Checkpoint 2/21 – Beating the dead horse

Written by Austin Griffith

Welcome to Checkpoint, a segment from the authors here at LevelSave designed to quickly let you know what is on our minds, how we are reacting to current news and trends, and some looks into content coming soon from LevelSave.com. 

February 21, 2017

Another week, another round up of disappointing happenings in our favorite industry. Oh, Nintendo, when will you stop breaking my heart? Will you ever do anything right? The future is looking quite bleak :(

Yes, I’m still complaining about Nintendo.


  • As if you needed another reason not to be excited for the Switch, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth will no longer be coming as a launch title.
  • Never fear, though, because Afterbirth will now come with stickers and instruction booklet when it releases later in March. I guess all clouds do have a silver lining, huh? This is probably for the better, to be honest, because The Binding of Isaac isn’t exactly the easiest game to figure out if you’re new to the genre like I was. For something that’ll be sitting on store shelves able to be picked out by internet and non-internet users alike, this will be a welcome crutch to help get players off their feet and in to the wide world of Isaac.
  • We’ve also gotten our first look at the file sizes of games for the Switch, which further confirms the uncomfortable suspicion that yes, an SD card is absolutely, 100% mandatory if you want to download more than a single game. Dragon Quest Heroes I+II weighs in at a whopping 32GB, 9GB more than you’ll have available when you pull your Switch out of the box.
  • It looks like we might have our first idea of what’s to come with Destiny 2 if this MegaBloks leak is to be believed. I’m not typically one for spoilers… but this is an idea I could get behind. I won’t say anymore juuuust in case you’re not interested in maybe, possibly, being spoiled.
  • And while I’m not typically one for trailers, either, the newest tease for the upcoming King Kong movie looks phenomenal. I’m not much for monster movies, but King Kong has a special place in my heart.
  • It looks like players who want to play Hard Mode in this years Call of Duty will have to purchase the games Season Pass to do so.
  • Just kidding. Nintendo’s doing that. Doesn’t it sound so much worse when you attach any other name to it? As Jim mentioned in his last Checkpoint, Nintendo continues to be dumb and for some reason is including ‘hard mode’ as a part of it’s DLC season pass. Help.

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Just in case you were wondering, I’m still buying a Switch. Ugh. I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment.

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Austin Griffith

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