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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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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!

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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.

Super Mario Run: Release Date and Price

Just one month to go.

Nintendo recently dropped a trailer and new info on their upcoming mobile title, Super Mario Run. The game is set to release on December for iOS devices in 151 countries and regions. It is being made by an experienced team of developers, including the director Takashi Tezuka, who worked with Shigeru Miyamoto on the original 1985 classic Super Mario Bros.

Apparently, the first part of the game is free to download on any iPad, iPhone, or iTouch devices that run iOS 8.0 or any later versions. Once you try out the game’s three modes, you have the option to purchase the full version for $9.99.

You can check out the new trailer for Super Mario Run, which was uploaded today:

The game plays like you would expect from a modern Mario game, except with a few gameplay changes that come from being on a mobile device. Super Mario Run is an auto-runner, which you can play with one hand. Just tap the screen to make Mario jump while the level auto-scrolls. Do a quick tap to make the plumber hop and a long tap to make him jump higher.

If you don’t own an apple device, you may still be able to play it for yourself in the future. Nintendo has stated that it intends to put Super Mario Run on Android devices, too. They also stated that they plan to make Super Mario Run as popular as Pokemon GO. With the widespread popularity that the Mario franchise possesses, it may not be too hard to do.

Are you excited for Nintendo’s next addition to their mobile library? Let us know in the comments!

Get a Free Genesect This Month!

Each month, Nintendo distributes a free legendary Pokemon to players. This month, you can go to any  participating Gamestop or GAME locations to snag a code for a free Genesect if you have Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire. This offer is only available from November 1, 2016 to November 24, 2016, so you’d better hurry. This 20th Anniversary Pokemon event is the same worldwide.

 

Genesect, the Paleozoic Pokemon

To get the Genesect, first you have to is connect your 3DS system to the internet. After opening the game, select “Mystery Gift”, then choose “Recieve Gift” and “Get With Code”. All you have to do from there is put in the code you got and start your game. Find the nearest Pokemon Center and talk to the delivery person standing inside to receive Genesect. Along with Genesect, you will also get a Wonder Card, which you can find in the Card Album in the Mystery Gift menu. Keep in mind though that you can only hold 24 Wonder Cards in one Pokemon game cartridge.

Genesect is a Dual Bug/Steel type. The one you will receive is already Level 100 and has the ability Download, which adjusts the Pokemon’s stats based on their enemy’s stats. It has the moves Techno Blast, Magnet Bomb, Solar Beam, and Signal Beam. The Genesect will not hold any items upon receiving it.

What are your thoughts on this deal? Tell us in the comments below. Also get ready for December, because next month’s free legendary is Meloetta. Once this Pokemon is available details will be provided right here at Cube Command!