148 - Gamescom 2019 & Sony Buys Insomniac

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This week on the Rocket Punch Cast, Will and Cameron dig through ALL the news coming out of Gamescom 2019, including new game reveals, gameplay demos, & more! Plus, the team talks about Sony buying Insomniac, creatives leaving Anthem and Halo Infinite, GameInformer layoffs, and more!


Episode Notes

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Required Reading:
Destiny 2 Director’s Cut Pt. I-III:
https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48058
https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48064
https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48072
https://kotaku.com/anthem-six-months-later-1837488400

News
Sony buys Insomniac: https://kotaku.com/sony-buys-spider-man-developer-insomniac-games-1837378300
Halo Infinite Creative Director leaves company: https://kotaku.com/halo-infinite-creative-director-leaves-company-1837312778
More Scarlett details: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/15/xbox-scarlett-playability-frame-rate-major-focus-for-next-gen-xbox
PS Games on PC???: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-20-sony-open-to-pc-ports-of-playstation-exclusives
GameInformer layoffs: https://kotaku.com/gamestop-lays-off-over-100-people-including-nearly-hal-1837418024
Note from EIC: https://www.gameinformer.com/from-the-editor/2019/08/21/dear-game-informer-community
Loot Crate is in trouble: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-15-loot-crate-files-for-bankruptcy-lays-off-over-50
Anthem lead leaves Bioware: https://twitter.com/BenIrvo/status/1162042498140819456
Epic Games now has cloud saves + more: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/august-feature-update
Armor 2.0 for Destiny 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1PSkU7L63I
Gamescom 2019:
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gamescom-2019-conference-roundup-schedule-and-news/1100-6468538/
Nintendo: https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-is-getting-a-ton-of-new-indie-games-in-1837366899

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