121 - Red Dead Redemption 2 & Realism in Gaming

It’s time to talk about fame, fortune, and survival in the Old West this week, as the Rocket Punch crew sits down to talk about the hotly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2! Cameron has had some face-time with the game, and discusses his impressions with Will on how he feels with the game so far, but this also opens up an interesting discussion: Do games need to be more realistic to be enjoyable? The crew talks about the game and whether more lifelike games need to exist or if more relaxed and “game-like” titles are the better options for everyone. All this, plus TONS of news talk including Microsoft bringing Game Pass to PC, Resident Evil coming to Nintendo Switch, the September 2018 NPD results, and a whole lot more!


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REQUIRED READING:
More on the Rockstar Work Ethic Story:
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-10-26-houser-brothers-expected-to-receive-bulk-of-usd538m-red-dead-royalties

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-25-the-human-cost-of-red-dead-redemption-2

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-10-26-rockstars-broken-work-ethics

https://kotaku.com/inside-rockstar-games-culture-of-crunch-1829936466

SHOW NOTES:
2B coming to Soul Caliber VI: https://kotaku.com/nier-automatas-2b-is-coming-to-soulcalibur-vi-1830045853?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

Battlefield V BR mode coming in March 2019: https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/10/24/battlefield-vs-battle-royale-mode-coming-in-march-2019

Steam season sales may have leaked!: https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-sale-winter-autumn-2018-dates/

New DRM Regulations in Congress: https://www.pcgamer.com/us-congress-deems-it-legal-to-circumvent-drm-to-repair-electronic-devices/

Intellivision is coming back!: https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/10/22/intellivision-amico-console-revealed-with-exclusive-games-coming-in-2020?abthid=5bce1a5e3739c3747d000405

Sea of Thieves details their next expansion: https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/25/18024516/sea-of-thieves-shrouded-spoils-expansion-details

MS expanding Game Pass to PC??: https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/10/24/microsoft-announces-plans-to-expand-game-pass-to-pc

Medievil game for PS4 is a remake: https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/26/18026722/medievil-ps4-remake-trailer-halloween

God of War Blooper Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_gvG6fxnCo&feature=youtu.be

Resident Evil coming to Switch: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-26-resident-evil-4-headed-to-nintendo-switch

Smash Bros. Roster may have leaked!: https://www.techradar.com/news/super-smash-bros-ultimate-full-character-roster-may-have-been-leaked

Jade Raymond leaves EA studio: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/jade-raymond-leaves-ea-studio-where-new-star-wars-/1100-6462696/

Sept 2018 NPD results: https://venturebeat.com/2018/10/23/september-2018-npd/

Nerf making a Fortnite themed gun: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/25/nerf-fortnite-gun-ar-l-blaster/