CC013 – Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo is getting into the world of making people pay for online services… yay. Next episode will be on the recent Nintendo Direct with all of the exciting news, so stay tuned! Thanks for listening!

Don’t forget to give a listen to a 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, check out my interview with Jonathan Holmes, the developer of Circuit Dude on Steam!

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!

Subscribe to the Cube Command YouTube Channel, a Let’s Play channel featuring me and my friends Nick, Jessie, and Tia. Also check out my personal YouTube channel, TomAntio, where I do skits, reviews, unboxings, and of course, gameplay!

Thanks for listening and tune in next time!

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!

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!

PS4 Owners Get Call of Duty VR Game For Free

Something PSVR owners won’t want to miss out on.

Call of Duty fans are no doubt excited about the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare Remastered late last week. Along with the release of those two games, Activision has shed some light on how they will distribute the Playstation VR extension of Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare.

A while ago, Activision stated that people who had a PS4 and a Playstation VR headset would be able to play the Call of Duty VR game, Jackal Assault, provided they purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare for PS4.

But just recently, Activision changed that policy. Now, Any PS4 owners who possess a Playststion VR have free access to Jackal Assault. If you want this new title for your PSVR, you no longer have to purchase a full game to do so. Who would turn down a free game, and a free VR game at that?

The name Jackal Assault comes from the warship of the main character, which he calls Jackal. Back in September, Activision announced it during the Call of Duty XP Event and described that it “immerses you in the cockpit of a Jackal, the personal, multi-role fighter jet”. Another title to add to the small library of PSVR games is never bad for those who want to get the most out of Sony’s virtual reality headset.

Remember, Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare Remastered just released. The PS4 versions have two bundles with the system. The “Standard Edition” includes a 500GB PS4 Slim with Uncharted 4, a controller, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare for PS4. The “Legacy Edition” includes a 500GB PS4 Slim with Uncharted 4, a controller, Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare, and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare Remastered for PS4. The bundles are currently priced at $352.91 and $378.88 respectively, with both having free shipping.

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition bundle for PS4, courtesy of Amazon

 

Are you excited for the new releases? Have you tried Jackal Assault on PSVR? 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!

Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo out now!

The demo for the highly anticipated 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are out now, and free to download from the 3DS eShop! All you have to do is open the eShop and select the demo, which has its own icon.

In the demo, you play as a boy named Sun who has just arrived in the Alola Region, straight from Kanto. The player then receives a Greninja from an unknown sender. The game allows a bit of exploration and a taste of the new battle configuration. I won’t spoil it all, but I will say that the presentation is top-notch.

Eventually, you are able to obtain the fan favorite transformation of Greninja – Ash Greninja, which makes its debut in the games after appearing in the Pokemon Anime, hence the name. The moves it knows are Water Shuriken, Aerial Ace, Double Team,and Night Slash.

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Ash-Greninja in Pokemon Sun and Moon, courtesy of Siliconera

It possesses the ability Battle Bond, which will allow it to transform into Ash-Greninja when it defeats one Pokemon in a battle with two or more Pokemon. This Pokemon can be transferred to the full game after release.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon release for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 18, 2016, and they’re still up for pre-order. If you’re curious as to whether this version of Pokemon is worth getting, go ahead and try out the demo. It’ll help scratch that Pokemon itch you may have in anticipation for the full game. In fact, tell us in the comments what version you’re getting and the feature you are most looking forward to!

 

Get a FREE Victini this month!

For Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary, Nintendo is distributing various legendary Pokemon to players via Nintendo Network. This month, that Pokemon is the mythical Victini, the Victory Pokemon.

Victini, the Victory Pokemon

This offer is available to those who have a Nintendo Network account and also have either Pokemon OmegaRuby, Pokemon AlphaSapphire, or Pokemon X, or Y. Yes, you DO need internet access to get this offer. To receive it, all you have to do is select Mystery Gift after starting up the game, and choose “Get via Internet”. Then just enter your save file and talk to the postman at the nearest Pokemon Center and enjoy your new Victini!

 

When you receive Victini, the dual psychic/fire type Pokemon will already be level 100, as well as know the moves Incinerate, Quick Attack, Endure, and Confusion. It will also have the ability Victory Star. Sounds like a good deal.

Remember, Victini is only available between Sept. 1, 2016 through Sept. 24, 2016 (with more monsters in the way), so be sure to get him while you can! And keep checking Cube Command to stay updated on the new Event Pokemon as the months roll on!