147 - Our Gaming Inspirations, Violent Video Games, & Loot Box Regulations

This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, the team gets a little personal as they share some of their gaming inspirations! What are some experiences that drew Will and Cameron into gaming as a hobby, and what helped keep them into not only playing games everyday, but also working their butts off on Rocket Punch? Find out the answers to this, plus talks on the violent video game debate making a resurgence, Console manufacturers enacting some new loot box regulation, and more!


Episode Notes

Discord: https://discord.gg/b9ZYyjA

Thank You to our Patreon Producers:
Chuck O’Brien
Joci Moore
Sam Sugg
Jeremy Moses
Tyler Hughes
Steven Sanders

Required Reading:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/video-games-dont-cause-mass-shootings-but-gamer-culture-encourages-hate/2019/08/09/655409a0-b9f2-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html?noredirect=on

News
Walmart stops selling violent games!: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/09/walmart-halts-most-game-sales-following-shootings?sf107003352=1
https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2003/10/anderson
Gears 5 goes Gold!: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/08/09/gears-5-has-gone-gold-celebrate-with-our-full-achievement-list/
New updates for Discord!: https://twitter.com/videogamedeals/status/1159860851156930560
NMS on Switch?? It’s possible!: https://www.resetera.com/threads/hello-games-is-interested-in-no-mans-sky-on-switch.133915/
Destiny updates on cross-save: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48049
The Big 3 start cracking down on loot boxes: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/playstation-nintendo-xbox-and-major-publishers-to-/1100-6468960/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0b

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