CC015 – Time for Pokemon, Racing, and Vault 76!

Whew! All this news suddenly dropped in just the last couple days and I knew we had to cover it as soon as possible. In this episode I will be joined by TWO guests to discuss the recent Pokemon Quest, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, Team Sonic Racing, and Fallout 76 news. I hope you enjoy! Also a big thanks to my friends Keldeo60 and Briggy NInja for joining me in this discussion!

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. I would like to give a thank you to Todd for agreeing to do the interview!

Also, check out my interview with Jonathan Holmes, the developer of Circuit Dude on Steam!

I had a discussion with my friend Nathan over the Super Smash Bros. for Switch news in Episode 14.

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 friend Nick (iikonik). 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!

CC014 – Switching to Super Smash Bros.

Here’s over an hour of discussion focusing solely on the Super Smash Bros. for Switch announcement! We’re excited for what it will bring to the table… and cautious about what it may leave behind. I’m also trying a new format where I touch on recent releases and news before jumping into the actual topic, so I hope you enjoy! Also a big thanks to my friend Nathan for joining me in this discussion!

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. I would like to give a thank you 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!

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.