G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout Coming Oct. 13, 2020, to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One & PC

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, a new team-based, third-person shooter based on Hasbro’s mega-popular franchise, has been revealed. Play as your favorite heroes and villains from Team Joe and Team Cobra in this action-packed adventure, coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on Oct. 13, 2020.

Travel to monumental locations like Cobra Headquarters and the U.S.S. Flagg through an original story inspired by 80s-style comics. Take on 18 campaign missions featuring iconic vehicles and boss battles in single-player or local split-screen co-op.

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout features 12 playable characters, including Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow and more. Each soldier has their own unique powers and can be customized with a variety of weapons and skins. There’s also multiplayer with modes such as Capture the Flag, Assault and King of the Hill.

Source PR

Switch Craft Show Notes 569

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Rocket League Cross Progression

Friday Mailbag

Outro

Discord / Twitter / Twitch / Youtube all on the site!

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.

Don’t Blame Sony, Blame Square Enix

Last week, the news dropped announcing that beloved Marvel character Spider-Man would only be a playable character on PS4/PS5 for Square Enix’s upcoming game, Marvel’s Avengers, set to release next month. The Avengers, in case you’ve been under a rock the last 8-10 years, are the group of well-known comic book heroes from Marvel comics. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen some of the recent Avengers movies. If you haven’t, consider yourself a statistical anomaly (just kidding, but really go watch them). Spider-Man will arrive as a playable character only on the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game sometime next year. Yes, you heard correct, the Xbox console versions as well as the PC version of the game will not have Spider-Man available. Yep, that kind of stinks.

Sony has been seen as the bad guy here, forking over an assumed large chunk of change in order to get this exclusive character for their version of the game on the Playstation consoles. Now, those of you who know me know that I’m an Xbox guy. That’s where I game, that’s the ecosystem I’m most comfortable in, and Microsoft is the company I trust more than the others. As a potentially slightly biased Xbox guy, I could easily be blaming Sony for not getting to play as Spider-Man on the Xbox version of Marvel’s Avengers, right? Wrong! I personally place most, if not all, of the blame on Square Enix, the game’s publisher. Now, let me get a few disclaimers out of the way. First, I am actually not planning to buy this game, even before the Spider-Man news. My boys and I have fun with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on the Nintendo Switch, so that’s kind of my Marvel game right now when I need to scratch the itch. Second, the game has not looked impressive to me during the different gameplay trailers, marketing events, and other information available on their website. Third, I have no shortage of games to play right now, so unless a game looks really awesome at launch, I normally pass and wait for a deep sale.

While it’s true that Sony had to offer something in order to get Spider-Man, the final decision was ultimately that of Square Enix. Sony likely placed the first phone call as I don’t believe it’s normal practice for the publisher to shop exclusivity deals. However, Square Enix, eventually had to decide whether the pile of money that Sony offered was worth withholding potentially the most popular Marvel character from the Xbox and PC versions of their game. Sony made the first phone call, but Square Enix answered the phone, stayed on the line, and provided the routing number to their bank account for Sony’s incoming wire transfer. Square Enix is not a small company and they often make really good high-budget games. They did not need this money to get their game off the ground. Trust me, I blame Sony for a lot of things wrong in the video game industry, but not this time.

So what can we do? We can do the one thing I ALWAYS tell people to do when they think a company is acting too greedy. You vote with your wallet! If you’re primarily an Xbox or PC gamer and you’re really bothered by this, don’t buy the game, period, even if you also have a Playstation. If you’re a Playstation gamer and feel some disgust, it’s probably going to be harder for you but don’t buy the game. If you don’t care about Spider-Man, or the type of business practice doesn’t bother you, then buy the game and enjoy it. I hope you have fun, seriously, no sarcasm. But if you’re someone that fumes whenever you hear of exclusivity deals of this sort, you have to take a stand at some point, otherwise it is more certain to continue. Hit Square Enix (and Sony if you’re someone that disagrees with me about who is to blame) where it hurts the most; their bottom line. Make the Square Enix suits have to explain to their board of trustees why that deal they made ended up being a horrible decision. You can do it, I believe in you! Avengers assemble!

Joel Mead has been a gaming enthusiast since he got an NES for Christmas in 1990. You can follow him on Twitch where he streams occasionally, as well as follow him on Twitter .

Switch Craft Show Notes 568

Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Is charging $60 for Pikmin 3 okay?

  • What’s left to port to Switch?
    • Xenoblade Chronicles X
    • Twilight Princess HD
    • Wind Waker HD
    • NES Remix Pack
    • Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival
    • Paper Mario – Color Splash
    • Super Mario 3D World
    • NintendoLand
    • Star Fox Zero
    • Yoshi’s Woolly World
Crash 4 on its way to Swtich? Via

Expect more Image and Form games to come to Switch

Friday Mailbag

Outro

Discord / Twitter / Twitch / Youtube all on the site!

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.

Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 70

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast.

If you want to directly support Stadiacast and you’re here with us Live you can use the Superchat feature to support us and make sure that we see your message, we’ll respond to Each Superchat in the second half of the show!

You can also now become a member of our Channel if you want to know more about that click the Join button right below the video.

What have we been playing?

News

Play Borderlands 3 all weekend for free during our Free Play Days! If you’re a Stadia Pro member, you can play Borderlands 3 beginning Thursday, August 6 at 9 AM PT through Sunday, August 9 11:59 PM PT. That’s four days of free mischief and madness. Sign up for your Stadia Pro free trial to start playing if you are not yet a Pro member.

Source

Crowd Play

Outro

Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

App Store, Doom really is Eternal, Ary release date, OMD3 Patched, and Crowd Play! Stadia Cast – A Google Stadia Podcast

https://runjumpstomp.com/2020/08/08/stadia-cast-show-notes-episode-70/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stadiacast/support
  1. App Store, Doom really is Eternal, Ary release date, OMD3 Patched, and Crowd Play!
  2. New Pro Games, Fortnite, Crowd Play, Avengers launch date, and more!
  3. APK Teardown, OMD3 and Wavebreak Patched, New Games
  4. Crowd Play questions, Cross code for Stadia, No Free Weekend for you!
  5. Connect Predictions!

Switch Craft Show Notes 567

Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes, Retro games!

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Bite the Bullet Interview

The Tetris 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP gives you another chance to earn past in-game themes! This time, you only need 50 points to earn each one.

Round 1: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Round 2: Luigi’s Mansion3
Round 3: Ring Fit Adventure

: August 14, 12am PT – August 22, 11:59pm PT

Switch will outsell the NES

Friday Mailbag

Outro

Discord / Twitter / Twitch / Youtube all on the site!

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.

Switch Craft Show Notes 566

Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/

This episode of Switch Craft is made possible by Patrons like you. Get SwitchCraft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Bite the Bullet Interview

Pikmin 3 Deluxe delivers a full suite of additions and enhancements, including the ability to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend, new side-story missions which can also be played in co-op and all the Mission mode DLC stages from the original game’s release. With new difficulty options, lock-on targeting, optional hints and the choice to play at a more relaxed pace, it’s easier than ever to join in on the Pikmin fun, enjoy the game’s beautiful scenery and get a taste of what this vibrant world has to offer. Fun features from the original game also return in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, such as the in-game camera, which allows players to snap photos of the game’s lush environments and curious creatures from a pint-sized perspective.”

Source PR

For seasoned players who are ready to deploy their Pikmin-plucking skills in some new challenges, Pikmin 3 Deluxe adds new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie exploring planet PNF-404. And for a bit of friendly Pikmin-flinging fun, there are even head-to-head multiplayer matches available in Bingo Battle.

Source PR
eShop

Wargroove: Double Trouble features a completely new outlaw-themed, 15+ hour co-op enabled campaign, showcasing new Thief and Riflemen unit gameplay, as well as ruffian Commanders; the mighty Wulfar, troublemaker twins Errol and Orla, and the maleficent Vesper.

An exciting addition to this release, is also the very much anticipated inclusion of cross-play support between all platforms, now including PS4. This means that no matter what platform Wargroove players choose to battle on, they can enjoy competitive and cooperative  multiplayer games, as well as share community-made maps online with friends.

“We’re very happy to finally complete our vision of one big happy Wargroove community as PS4 Wargroove players can now play with those on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC! From the very beginning, we knew that the multiplayer aspect of Wargroove was a huge part of the experience, and that it made the game very suitable for cross-play amongst all platforms. This became even more important with the release of Double Trouble and its co-op campaign, and we felt that it wouldn’t be right to bring it to the platform without cross-play support. Our thanks to the Blitworks team who has been working on bringing the DLC to PS4. Thanks for your patience, and hope you’ll have fun!”

Rodrigo Braz Monteiro, Lead Programmer on Wargroove & Chucklefish CTO – Source PR

Saturday Mailbag

Outro

Become a part of the community at runjumpstomp.com/discord you can also watch the show live at twitch.tv/runjumpstomp. Get a hold of me by emailing me Runjumpstomp@gmail.com or you can reach out to me on Twitter @runjumpstomp Use the #AskRJS

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

If you’re looking for ways to support the show, stop by RunJumpStomp.com/thankyou and for more content like this check out RunJumpStomp.com/shows

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.

Switch Craft Show Notes 565

Shovel Ware, Themes on Switch, Why is FFCC online only, Animal Crossing trick made official

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/

This episode of Switch Craft is made possible by Patrons like you. Get SwitchCraft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Shovel Ware on the Switch – Tiny Racer

the game didn’t mesh well with local play that would restrict it to one platform.

I believe players of the remaster will enjoy the same multiplayer user experience as they did back in the day with the original game. Three of the four platforms that this game will be released on are portable, so even if all four players play on different hardware, they can play together in the same location, or even if they’re physically far apart. Multiplayer was made so that players can choose how to play depending on their gameplay style.

Via

Animal Crossing Camera Trick removed from the game, and brought back!

Saturday Mailbag

Outro

Become a part of the community at runjumpstomp.com/discord you can also watch the show live at twitch.tv/runjumpstomp. Get a hold of me by emailing me Runjumpstomp@gmail.com or you can reach out to me on Twitter @runjumpstomp Use the #AskRJS

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

If you’re looking for ways to support the show, stop by RunJumpStomp.com/thankyou and for more content like this check out RunJumpStomp.com/shows

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.

Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 69

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast.

If you want to directly support Stadiacast and you’re here with us Live you can use the Superchat feature to support us and make sure that we see your message, we’ll respond to Each Superchat in the second half of the show!

You can also now become a member of our Channel if you want to know more about that click the Join button right below the video.

What have we been playing?

Trial in ESO!

News

Crowd Play Testing

Also an Interview

Crowd Play

Outro

Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

App Store, Doom really is Eternal, Ary release date, OMD3 Patched, and Crowd Play! Stadia Cast – A Google Stadia Podcast

https://runjumpstomp.com/2020/08/08/stadia-cast-show-notes-episode-70/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stadiacast/support
  1. App Store, Doom really is Eternal, Ary release date, OMD3 Patched, and Crowd Play!
  2. New Pro Games, Fortnite, Crowd Play, Avengers launch date, and more!
  3. APK Teardown, OMD3 and Wavebreak Patched, New Games
  4. Crowd Play questions, Cross code for Stadia, No Free Weekend for you!
  5. Connect Predictions!

Switch Craft Show Notes 564

Wii U Ports on Switch / Least Favorite things about most loved games / Best fitness games.

Switch Craft is brought to you live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/

This episode of Switch Craft is made possible by Patrons like you. Get SwitchCraft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/

Use these affiliate links to get your eShop cards

Story Links for this Episode

Thank you! The Podcast Awards!!!

Of course they are!

Mailbag

random questions for #📮mail-bag : what are your least favorite things about your most loved games, and vice versa? think this would be a great talking point for the mailbag episode, if you agree.

L1nkLegend on Discord

Hey man! Donno how big of a fan you are of Ready Player One but its sequel got announced today! I’m super excited about it and have already preordered it and cannot wait until November. Check it out for yourself (and for others in the community)

Jester Scott on Discord

Hey there! Not sure if you’ve covered this recently…in today’s world a lot of businesses are “pivoting” to different business strategies. Do you think N! should look at redirecting focus to porting successful first party Wii/WiiU/3DS games (Zeldas/Mario Galaxies/Samus Returns) for the holiday season? I feel like it’s a card they’ve been reluctant to play, but with no first party release dates and more delays on those games, this sort of strategy could scratch a lot of itches for Nintendo fans out there. Maybe I’m naive in how quickly these things are to develop, but to me these ports have been no-brainers since switch dropped 3 years ago and I’d find it hard to believe something like Samus Returns would take a ton of time to port. Keep up the great work!

Malibu Bigby on Discord

Outro

Become a part of the community at runjumpstomp.com/discord you can also watch the show live at twitch.tv/runjumpstomp. Get a hold of me by emailing me Runjumpstomp@gmail.com or you can reach out to me on Twitter @runjumpstomp Use the #AskRJS

This show is part of the Giant Sized Team Up Network, for more information check out GSTU.net

If you’re looking for ways to support the show, stop by RunJumpStomp.com/thankyou and for more content like this check out RunJumpStomp.com/shows

The music on your hearing right now is Corneria Starfox Remix by Noteblock!

Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia! Nintendo Switch Craft – A Nintendo Podcast

Get these episodes EARLY! Shownotes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Mario celebrates summer. How Rocket League cross progression works. Updates / Spiritual successors / Nostalgia!
  2. Is Nintendo Anti-consumer? Possible Ports, Crashing into Switch!
  3. Bite the Bullet Interview
  4. Favorite Shooters, Shovelware problems, Switch Themes
  5. Pikmin for Switch, Spitlings is awesome, Hypercharged Demo, and Wargroove back in the news.

FTC: As an Amazon Associate RunJumpStomp earns from qualifying purchases using links on this channel and across the web. Where possible, RunJumpStomp uses affiliate links in order to be compensated for our recommendations.