130 - The Division 2 Impressions, Project xCloud, & Borderlands 3 Teases??

130 - The Division 2 Impressions, Project xCloud, & Borderlands 3 Teases??

This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, the team sit down and talk ALL about The Division 2! After getting some good hands-on time with the latest iteration of Ubisoft's military-style live service shooter, Will and Cameron discuss what has impressed them about the release so far, some of the stumbles they have seen, and also ask what other games in the genre, like Anthem and Destiny, could learn from The Division, for better or worse!

129 - Anthem Impressions & Reggie Fils-Aime Leaves Nintendo

129 - Anthem Impressions & Reggie Fils-Aime Leaves Nintendo

This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, Will and Cam group up to have an honest discussion about their first impressions with Anthem, the latest game from Bioware. With the multitude of mixed feelings over the internet on the title's release, the team talk about what Bioware got right and what they got wrong with their game, and give their impressions on how they are feeling with it so far.

Creator Spotlight #19 - Jeremy Long & The Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo

Creator Spotlight #19 - Jeremy Long & The Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo

As fans of geek and gaming content, one of the most fantastic events that we feel we get to participate in are conventions. Yes, there have been conventions WAY before our crowd started hosting them, but it has always been great to get out from behind our mics, and experience this culture with other like-minded people at large venues each and every year, all while checking out the latest and greatest in games, movies, TV, and more and meeting the actors and entertainers who help make those creations possible. We at Rocket Punch have been to a multitude of conventions since we have started, including BlizzCon, PAX, DragonCon, and more, but one that we have been especially fond of is one home grown right here in our hometown of Huntsville, AL. So when we were given the chance to talk to the creator of this local con, we couldn’t pass up the chance!

Creator Spotlight #18 - Kat Dell & 1UpOnCancer

Creator Spotlight #18 - Kat Dell & 1UpOnCancer

One aspect of becoming content creators, especially within the last few years, has been the numerous opportunities we have discovered for charitable efforts one can help support. Yes, we do participate in Extra Life every year, but as we have continued to make podcasts and videos for the community, we have also found MANY more noble endeavors from others working to assist people in need with the power of gaming, community, and more, and it has been one of our big pushes to help in any way we can with these efforts. But one of the many perceptions we had, as we also saw with others on the internet, with supporting charities was that we thought we had to be big creators ourselves to truly make an impact, and after learning more about all of the many institutes available to assist, their processes, and especially after this Creator Spotlight, we have realized that anyone big or small, can work with these companies to help support their causes, so that is exactly what we did!

128 - Activision/Blizzard Layoffs & Nintendo Direct Update

128 - Activision/Blizzard Layoffs & Nintendo Direct Update

Some bad news has hit some people in the gaming industry, and the Rocket Punch team is here to discuss! This week, Will and Cam sit and talk about the recent announcements surrounding the Activision/Blizzard layoffs, giving their thoughts and opinions on the matter, and also asking if situations like this could be improved, but also if we should really be as upset as the internet it around the situation.

126 - Making GameStop Great Again, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 Impression

126 - Making GameStop Great Again, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 Impression

We are back with the Rocket Punch Cast this week, and we have a LOT to discuss! In this jam-packed episode, Will and Cam discuss the overall plans for Rocket Punch going into 2019, detailing what will be changing and what new things to expect! Plus, the crew talk about the recent financial woes of GameStop and ask a simple question: If we were the CEO of the company, what would we do to turn things around and get GameStop on the right track?

124 - The Game Awards Recap, Kinda Funny Games Showcase Recap, & The Impact of The Epic Games Store

124 - The Game Awards Recap, Kinda Funny Games Showcase Recap, & The Impact of The Epic Games Store

The year of 2018 is almost over, but there are still big things happening in the gaming community, and the Rocket Punch crew is here to discuss! This week, Will and Cameron go over the announcements, winners, and surprises that came out of The Games Awards and the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, and talk about what they liked, what seemed to missed the mark, and what games have them excited to try in 2019! Plus, the crew reacts to the big news of The Epic Games store, and wonders how this will change to commerce landscape for PC.

123 - Sony Skipping E3 2019 & Dreamhack 2018 Recap

This week, The Rocket Punch crew get back into the swing of things after some convention fun and Thanksgiving feasts! With Will out sick, Cameron and Chris sit and talk about their experience at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018 for the first time. The crew talk about the games they saw, vendors they frequented, playing and streaming games in the BYOC area, what they loved and could do without, and SO much more! Plus, the crew miss most of the news from the past week or so, but couldn’t leave without giving their initial thoughts on Sony’s announcement to hold no presence at E3 2019. What could this mean for E3 as a whole? Is Sony making the right move? Or could this pave the way for Microsoft to take back the console crown? Find out our thoughts on this and more this week!


INTRO THEME: "Punch It!" by TechnoCenturion is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: https://soundcloud.com/charles-e-samuel-jr

END THEME: "Bye Bye, See You Again" by wyver9 is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://incompetech.com/Source: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/637032

SHOW NOTES:
Dreamhack 2018 Games:
TwinCop (Finite Reflection Studios): www.finitereflection.com
SpiltGate (1047 Games): www.1047games.com
Death Coming (NEXT Studios): https://store.steampowered.com/app/705120/Death_Coming/
Disjunction (Ape Tribe Games): www.disjunction-game.com
Parallel (Red Ink Inc): www.parallelthegame.com
UnderMine (Thorium): https://store.steampowered.com/app/656350/UnderMine/
Trigono (Live Typing Inc): https://trigono.pro/
Sinkr 2 (Robert Wahler): https://store.steampowered.com/app/973220/SiNKR_2/
Jai-Alai Heroes (Astro Crow): http://www.astrocrow.com/wp/jai-alai-heroes/

Sony Missing E3 2019: https://kotaku.com/sony-pulls-out-of-e3-2019-1830474052

122 - X018 Showcase and Prima Games' Closure

122 - X018 Showcase and Prima Games' Closure

This week on the Rocket Punch Cast is all about Xbox, as the crew sit and debrief over the latest round of announcements from the X018 Showcase in Mexico City. What were some of the surprises (if any) that Microsoft announced to the masses? Do Will and Cam think they got the presentation right? Plus, should more fan events like this be more relevant over traditional conventions like E3?