This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, the team gets a nice little surprise from Nintendo, and they have to talk about it! Will and Cameron go over all the details of the Nintendo Switch Lite, the newest consoles from the House of Mario, and give their thoughts on it. Will it be a success this fall? Is there a place for the console on the market? Will we be getting on?
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, it's time to check-in on the games released so far this year to determine which ones have caught our eye! Will and Cameron sit down to talk about the new releases from 2019,m and determine which ones are already looking good for Game of the Year discussions later on this year. Who makes the cut? Find out here!
After the storm that was E3 2019, it's time for the Rocket Punch team to take it easy for a bit and tackle some easy topics.... or is it? This week, Will and Cameron sit down to continue their conversations from Episode 140 to talk more about what the industry has in store for us with next-gen technology and systems.
In Part 2 of the episode (we had to, the recording was almost 5 hours!), The team reviews the Square Enix and Nintendo press conferences, then give their final thoughts on the show, and as a treat, also delve pretty deep into how they think next year's show will pan out, and how the inevitable announcement of the next-gen consoles could shake up the gaming landscape!
The time is upon us! With E3 2019 approaching, it is time for our annual E3 predictions episode! This week, Will and Cameron are joined by Rocket Punch veteran Seth to make their predictions for what to expect from E3 this year. From every conference, to every rumor, the team throw their guesses into the hat to see who will come out as the King of E3 Predictions for 2019! Get comfortable with this super-sized episode now!
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, in honor of Memorial Day, the team get together and make their lists for some of their favorite soldiers and veterans in video games. From multiple franchises across generations, Cam and Will pick out which soldiers impacted them the most in their respective titles! Who made the list?
This week on the show, we bring up a tough, but relevent converstaion: video game legislation from governing bodies. After recent news of impending bills being submitted to the US government on regulating loot boxes, Will and Cameron discuss if legislation is needed in the gaming industry, especially with some loot boxes and other microtransaction implementation becoming increasingly predatory, and also what rippling effects that could have if they go through.
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, some big news is dropped by Sony that forces our hands to talk about! With the recent details about the "next-gen PlayStation" discussed online, Cam and Will pour through all the details they can about what Sony has in store for gamers in the next generation. Plus, the team asks, with this new information, what does this mean for Sony's future plans for PlayStation and could this be the gold standard that other competitors must reach in order to get ahead?
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, the team bring you the latest news while quarantined due to illness! Will and Cameron chat through the powers of the internet about the reveal for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment, and discuss their thoughts on the newly revealed trailer as well as talk about what they hope to see from the game. Will it rock our socks off, or do we expect it to run into trouble getting out of the looming, microtransaction-filled shadow of Battlefront 2?
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, we throw our hats into the discussion on accessibility in gaming. With the recent debates originating from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Will and Cameron sit and talk about the difference between difficulty in gaming and accessibility in gaming. What are some of those differences, and why do we get confused between the two when bringing them up? Plus, how can we make gaming more accessible to people who cannot play easily?
This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, the team (FINALLY) gets to talk about a game people having been wanting for a long time: Borderlands 3! With the recent reveal of the game at PAX East this past weekend, Will and Cameron sit down and talk about their thoughts on what was shown, and also discuss what the game needs to do in order to stand out in an increasingly competitive landscape.
You had to know what we were talking about this week! In this latest episode, Will, Cameron, and Chris(!) sit and break down everything we know about Google Stadia, the latest project to bring game streaming to the masses. What do we think about the service? Do we think this will be a game changer for the gaming industry as a whole? Could this affect future competitors like Microsoft and Project xCloud? Come listen to what we think here!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.