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CC012 – The Choice of Cardboard

Have you heard the recent news? News about a certain Japanese gaming company and a certain packaging material? In this episode, I’m going over the announcement of the Nintendo Labo, what it is, and what kind of potential it could have for the Big N. Thanks for listening!

Don’t forget to give a listen to the previous episode of the Cube Command Podcast, where I discuss the history, present, and future state of the industry of podcasting with Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice – which is the parent company of Blubrry – and host of the Geek News Central Podcast and the New Media Show. Big thanks to Todd for agreeing to do the interview!

Also, I realize that this is the first episode of the Cube Command Podcasting in a LONG time, and I plan on being more consistent from now on!

If you have any comments or questions about the show, or if you have a topic you would like me to discuss on the podcast, e-mail me at tommy@thefreestuffshow.com!

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Thanks for listening and tune in next time!

CC010 – Sonic Forces: Tag Team and Pre-Orders

SEGA recently released updates on Sonic Forces, including the release date, pre-order bonuses, and a new game mode! Check out this episode of the Cube Command Podcast to hear all the details!

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If you have any comments or questions about the show, or if you have a topic you would like me to discuss on the podcast, e-mail me at tommy@thefreestuffshow.com!

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Thanks for listening!

Sonic Mania Part 1 on YouTube

It’s time for a retro revival with our Sonic Mania (PS4) playthrough! This will alternate with Pokken Tournament VS each week! Enjoy!

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Pokken Tournament VS Part 1 on YouTube

We started a Pokken Tournament Versus Miniseries on Cube Command! This is the Wii U version, since the switch version, Pokken Tournament DX, has not released yet. Enjoy!

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Unboxing the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition (PS4)

It’s time for the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition Unboxing! I’ll be unboxing the PlayStation 4 version, although the Xbox One version is identical save for a green Xbox One label on the top as opposed to the blue PS4 one. Give it a watch and let me know what you think!

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Get ready for our full Sonic Mania playthrough on the Cube Command Youtube channel! Also check out the Cube Command Podcast!

Thanks for watching!

CC005 – E3 2017 Recap Part 3: Nintendo and SEGA

Episode 5 of the Cube Command Podcast kicks off with a discussion of Nintendo’s E3 2017 Direct. Near the end, I also give some info that was revealed by SEGA. This will finish my E3 2017 Three Part Recap. There will be a new topic for the next episode.

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If you have any comments or questions about the show, or if you have a topic suggestion (please!), e-mail me at tommy@thefreestuffshow.com!

Don’t forget to check out the official Cube Command Youtube Channel, where Tommy, Nick, and Tia play through various games! Also check out my personal Youtube channel, TomAntio, where I do skits, unboxings, gameplay, and reviews!

Thanks for listening!

New Classic Sonic Footage from Sonic Forces

A showcase of the second gameplay style.

SEGA has just released new footage of their upcoming multi-platform game Sonic Forces. It features the returning character Classic Sonic racing through Green Hill Zone, except the stage bears some new aesthetics. The sparkling water has been replaced with flowing falls of sand and the badniks have received some futuristic upgrades.

Classic Sonic retains his spin dash, as usual, and appears to play exactly like his incarnation from 2011’s Sonic Generations. Classic Sonic will be one of the three gameplay styles offered in Sonic Team’s high speed platformer. The other two styles will be playable through Modern Sonic and an unannounced third character. SEGA has stated that this mystery character will be unveiled at E3 2017.

The video comes from the Sonic The Hedgehog Official Youtube Channel.

Sonic Forces releases for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and PC during Holiday 2017. Will you be picking it up when it hits shelves? Let us know in the comments!

Pre-Black Friday Deals from Gamestop: Get $50 Off 1TB Xbox One S

Early deals for gamers.

Before Black Friday hits on Friday, November 25, Gamestop has announced that they will have some tempting Pre-Black Friday deals that will be available on November 22-23. Which means that they start today.

To start the event off, Gamestop has shaved off a good $50 off the 1TB Xbox One S system, as well as $20 off the Samsung Gear VR. This brings the 1TB Xbox One S to $250 and the Samsung Gear VR to $80. If you’re the owner of a samsung phone and looking for a cheap entry into the world of VR, this is your chance.

During the event, anyone can enjoy 50% extra credit when trading in items. Gamestop also included that anyone is eligible for “Free Value Shipping” on orders over $35. One would assume that this would be for online orders.

These, among others, are the Pre-Black Friday deals which start today. Make sure you catch them while they’re out. Gamestop’s actual Black Friday deals start November 25 and include many of these deals above, including Overwatch for $35 and the Xbox One S for $250 (you can also nab a PS4 for the same price). On Friday, Gamstop will also be offering a Buy Two Get One Free for all pre-ownded products. On the subject of trade credit, you will still get extra, but only 20% more instead of 50%.

For more about Gamestop, they recently announced earlier in the year that they will accept retro trade-ins and will sell them online. Be sure to visit Cube Command for more gaming news!

Just a Pokemon Moon Unboxing

A look at the new release!

Pokemon Sun and Moon were released on Firday, November 18. I was able to pre-order a copy of Moon so I could make this little unboxing video. It’s me opening the case and taking a look at the cartridge. Check it out!

(In case you’re wondering where the unboxing for Sun is, there is none. Simply put, I didn’t buy one. There is a shot of my sister’s open copy at the end of the video, though.)

Are you enjoying the new installments of Pokemon so far? Check ou more Pokemon news, including the rumor of a Nintendo Switch game, Pokemon Stars, right here on Cube Command! Also, listen to the first episode of the Cube Command Podcast: Nintendo Switching Gears, where I analyze the Nintendo Switch reveal! Episode 2 is on the way.

Rumor: Pokemon Stars Coming to Nintendo Switch

Another Pokemon title to look forward to?

With the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon in full peak, a curious new rumor has emerged regarding Pokemon’s presence on the upcoming Nintendo Switch. According to Eurogamer, it seems that GameFreak is developing a new, upgraded version of Pokemon Sun and Moon called Pokemon Stars.

The new entry will reportedly be a third version, similar to how the Pokemon games were structured before Pokemon Black/White/B2/W2. It will be on the Nintendo Switch and “feature the same map – the same routes and cities – and the same art style, although be built using separate, higher-resolution assets,” according to the report. Pokemon can also be traded between the 3DS and Switch versions through Pokemon Box. GameFreak may also be creating new features and Pokemon for the new entry.

The inclusion of a third entry in the Alola region would be a welcome return to form for the franchise, since the last entries to do this were Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and eventually Platinum. Pokemon Black/White had full-fledged sequels and Pokemon X and Y never saw the release of a third entry, going directly to the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes (OmegaRuby and Alpha Sapphire, respectively).

For those of you reconsidering purchasing Sun/Moon, the rumored Pokemon Stars will reportedly not be available at Summer 2017 at the earliest, with the possibility of being delayed further. So if you’re excited to jump into the Alola region, go ahead and nab a copy of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

GameFreak did announce before that they had a Pokemon title in development for the Nintendo Switch (referred to at the time as the NX). Pokemon Stars may very well be that game. It would certainly be a much-needed launch title for Nintendo’s next system.

What do you think of an upgraded version of Sun and Moon? Are you enjoying Pokemon Sun and Moon, which released today? For more on the new Pokemon titles, check out Cube Command’s coverage of the starter Pokemon’s reveal trailer. Additionally, you can read Cube Command’s summary of the Nintendo Switch reveal.

Don’t forget to check out the first episode of the Cube Command Podcast: Nintendo Switching Gears, where I analyze the Switch reveal trailer and what it means for the future of the Big N.