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Episode 81 Notes

@majornelson: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet  

ME:A patch
http://kotaku.com/mass-effect-andromeda-patch-claims-to-improve-lip-sync-1793995024 

Scorpio specs GPU* 
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-reveals-xbox-scorpios-impressive-specs-1794069652 

New Marvel heroes game, but it’s F2P, so…. 
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/04/05/marvel-heroes-omega-coming-to-ps4-this-spring/ 

GameStop cc info hacked, online only September to February
http://kotaku.com/gamestop-acknowledges-possible-breach-of-customers-cred-1794138698 

Gearbox being weird
https://www.destructoid.com/gearbox-pulls-out-of-deal-with-g2a-in-truly-embarrassing-fashion-430029.phtml 

P5 streaming restrictions
http://kotaku.com/atlus-threatens-to-go-after-people-who-stream-too-far-i-1794004068 

Steam doesn’t want anybody to buy “fake games”, but they still host them
http://steamed.kotaku.com/valve-says-theyre-making-big-changes-to-steam-to-stomp-1793968423 

Agents of Mayhem August 16th Saints* 
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/04/03/agents-of-mayhem-wreaks-havoc-on-ps4-this-august/ 

NBA Playground = NBA Jam
https://youtu.be/J3a_s0EIYsc 

Channel Reccomendation of the Week - Jim Sterling
https://www.youtube.com/user/JimSterling

Episode 80 Notes

Playstation Plus Games for April 2017
Drawn To Death, PS4
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, PS4
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom, PS3
Alien Rage – Extended Edition, PS3
10 Second Ninja, PS Vita (Cross-buy with PS4) 
Curses ‘n Chaos, PS Vita (Cross-buy with PS4) 
 
@majornelson: Army of Two, Far Cry 3 and Soltrio Solitaire  

Starcraft Remaster
http://kotaku.com/blizzard-announces-starcraft-remastered-due-out-this-1793649497 

Titanfall 2 free weekend, permanent trial
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/23/titanfall-2-updated-trial-colony-reborn-dlc-out-march-30/ 

Quake Champions beta starts April 6
https://quake.bethesda.net/en/signup 

Destiny 2 teaser, trailer, release date (September 8) 
Destiny 2 continues being first on PlayStation *Cross Play
https://www.destructoid.com/playstation-will-have-timed-exclusive-destiny-2-content-428004.phtml 

“Back to its roots” indeed
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-27-this-years-call-of-duty-is-set-in-ww2 

Mafia 3 story demo
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/28/free-mafia-3-demo-is-available-now 

 Lego City Undercover has 13 gig download on Switch
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-28-fans-have-noticed-something-odd-about-lego-city-undercover-on-switch 

Injustice 2 now includes Bane, Captain Cold and Scarecrow
https://www.destructoid.com/scarecrow-captain-cold-and-bane-strike-fear-into-newest-injustice-2-trailer-428362.phtml 

Wreck it Ralph 2
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/29/wreck-it-ralph-2-is-called-ralph-breaks-the-internet 

Enter the Gungeon comes to Xbox
https://www.destructoid.com/enter-the-gungeon-brings-its-bullet-hell-to-xbox-one-next-week-427999.phtml 

April 18, Guardians of the Galaxy Telltale
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-28-telltales-guardians-of-the-galaxy-premieres-next-month 

Shovel Knight expansion (Torment) dated for April *plague knight basement
https://www.destructoid.com/shovel-knight-s-new-expansion-gets-dated-on-other-platforms-switch-updated-428332.phtml 

Mad Catz files for bankruptcy
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-31-peripherals-maker-mad-catz-files-for-bankruptcy 

Episode 79 Notes

@majornelson: DAYTONA USA, Stacking and Tower Bloxx Deluxe, Darksiders, Darksiders II and Assassin's Creed Revelations  

@majornelson: April #GamesWithGold starts off with Ryse: Son of Rome & Darksiders, followed by TWD: Season 2 & AC Revelations 

S&S out on Vita Tuesday
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/24/brutal-action-rpg-salt-and-sanctuary-hits-ps-vita-on-march-28/ 

Speaking of game announcements, lethal League coming in May!  
https://www.destructoid.com/home-run-fighter-lethal-league-comes-to-consoles-in-may-427208.phtml 

Sfv
https://www.destructoid.com/street-fighter-v-will-be-going-free-next-week-to-test-out-new-matchmaking-changes-427374.phtml 

Squids! 

Electronic flying ban (which probably won’t affect you) 

Nioh patch notes (we can pause!) 
https://www.destructoid.com/latest-nioh-update-lets-you-pause-the-game-427142.phtml
 
Andromeda harassment response
http://kotaku.com/game-developers-respond-to-nasty-tweets-by-donating-tho-1793483940 

Death Note trailer reaction 

Destiny 2 placeholder 

Bloodstained switches to Switch
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1818045 

JoyCon issues finally mentioned, addressed
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-says-joycon-wireless-issues-were-caused-by-man-1793530147 

Blizzard releases Orisa live, aims at reducing ties.  
http://kotaku.com/blizzard-cracks-down-on-overwatch-ties-polarizes-fans-1793452264 

Xbox allows custom gamer pics and tournaments
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-21-xbox-ones-next-update-adds-tournament-feature-custom-gamer-pics 

AC TV?  
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/assassins-creed-tv-series-is-on-the-way/1100-6448906/ 

Jontron comments about immigrants get him kicked off Yuka Laylee
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-23-playtonic-to-ditch-jontron-from-yooka-laylee-following-anti-immigrant-comments 

Gamestop closing 2-3% of stores
https://consumerist.com/2017/03/24/gamestop-closing-at-least-150-stores-this-year-amid-falling-sales/ 

Episode 78 News

Topic for next week:family games 

@majornelson: STREET FIGHTER IV, Luxor 2, Poker Smash & Madballs Babo:Invasion  

Drawn to Death will be free on Plus
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/15/drawn-to-death-is-free-for-ps-plus-members-this-april/ 

Gamestop pro gaming pass announced
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/03/13/gamestop-pro-gaming-pass-announced/ 

Play collective is PlayStation’s indie highlight this year, Edith Finch, Full Throttle, Cosmic Star Heroine, others
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/14/play-collective-six-new-games-launching-with-ps-plus-discounts/ 

Duck Tales, Chip n Dale, etc coming in April
http://kotaku.com/capcom-bundles-six-remastered-disney-afternoon-classics-1793296044 

BlizzCon details. Tickets go on sale in April, con in November
https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/20594606 

@IGN: #HorizonZeroDawn has sold over 2.6 MILLION copies in its first two weeks.  

Parental controls on Switch only work online. 
https://www.destructoid.com/switch-s-core-feature-lets-you-bypass-parental-control-425380.phtml 

Firestorm coming to Injustice 2
http://kotaku.com/firestorm-flames-on-in-injustice-2-1793330626 

Episode 77 Notes

Forgotten news: Orisa 

Colin quits Kinda funny 

PS4 games added to PS Now 

Gran Turismo Sport closed beta starts March 17 in US
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/09/gran-turismo-sport-closed-beta-begins-march-17-for-u-s-players/ 

Hotline Miami + Overwatch Winston in Primal Fury = Ape Out
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/09/ape-out-is-like-hotline-miami-with-an-animalistic-twist 

Rime doesn't want you to buy their game on Switch, coming elsewhere in May
https://www.destructoid.com/rime-hits-pc-ps4-and-xbox-one-in-may-with-switch-to-follow-423740.phtml 

Late Shift releasing in April
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/03/08/interactive-crime-film-late-shift-coming-to-ps4-this-april/ 

ME:A multiplayer maps will be free
https://www.destructoid.com/mass-effect-andromeda-s-multiplayer-will-receive-all-maps-for-free-423370.phtml 

Steam reviews by non-paying customers no longer included
http://steamed.kotaku.com/steam-review-scores-no-longer-count-people-who-didnt-pa-1793165267 

Guardians of the Galaxy voice cast, small details
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/09/telltale-games-guardians-of-the-galaxy-first-look-voice-cast-revealed 

Quake Champions free to play
https://www.destructoid.com/quake-champions-will-be-free-but-there-s-also-the-option-to-buy-it-424122.phtml 

Capybara working on OK KO game for console/PC
http://www.polygon.com/2017/3/9/14871652/capy-games-ok-ko-lets-be-heroes-ps4-release
 
Division Year 2 content offered for free*  
http://kotaku.com/the-divisions-year-2-content-is-free-1793101467

Episode 76 Notes

Episode 76: 

@majornelson: Also, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Case West, Meet the Robinsons and Cars 2: The Video Game,  
Disc Jam, PS4
Tearaway Unfolded, PS4
Under Night: In-Birth, PS3
Earth Defense Force 2025, PS3
Lumo, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4) 
Severed, PS Vita
 
Xbox Game pass coming in Spring
https://majornelson.com/2017/02/28/introducing-xbox-game-pass-unlimited-access-to-more-than-100-games/ 

Nintendo discussion
https://www.destructoid.com/it-s-insanely-easy-to-buy-cross-regional-games-on-nintendo-switch-here-s-how-421947.phtml
https://www.destructoid.com/you-can-redeem-physical-copies-of-switch-games-for-my-nintendo-points-on-the-homescreen-422177.phtml 

Connectivity
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-04-nintendo-gives-switch-joy-con-wireless-connectivity-advice-warns-of-nearby-fish-tanks 

Friend codes still a thing
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/02/nintendo-switch-friend-codes-still-required-to-add-some-players 

No transfer for save data
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/03/02/nintendo-switch-save-data-stored-internally-only-cannot-currently-be-transferred
 
@TWIOCH: #ShadowOfWar trailer! Gameplay reveal on March 8, release date of August 22. So excite. #Tolkien
https://youtu.be/rc5LbCZMpCA 

PSVR set to sell over a million in < 6 months
http://kotaku.com/playstation-vr-is-doing-better-than-expected-sony-says-1792764290 

First PSVR Plus freebie
https://uploadvr.com/danganronpa-vr-first-psvr-playstation-plus-freebie/ 
 
Another collection from the Mega Man Legacy folks coming soon!  
https://www.destructoid.com/the-developers-of-mega-man-legacy-collection-are-creating-a-new-capcom-collection-421405.phtml 

Nindies is still a stupid name (highlights: Thumper, Stardew Valley, Blaster Matter Zero etc) 
http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/28/14764072/nintendo-switch-indies-roundup-thumper-stardew-valley 

Doctor Fate
https://www.destructoid.com/doctor-fate-is-an-ass-kicking-maestro-in-injustice-2-421527.phtml
 
Voez is touch only on Switch
http://kotaku.com/not-all-switch-games-will-support-tv-mode-1792783451 

Episode 75 Notes

Next TOTES: favorite cutscene 

@majornelson: Gyromancer, Moon Diver and Space Invaders Infinity Gene, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue  
Games with Gold: Layers of Fear, Evolve, Borderlands 2, Heavy Weapon 

Nintendo news: No family sharing, no virtual console, left joycon keeps losing sync (but they swear it'll be fixed) 
https://www.destructoid.com/the-nintendo-switch-won-t-have-any-form-of-family-sharing-between-consoles-420403.phtml 

A point for Kevin!  
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-22-the-binding-of-isaac-afterbirth-will-no-longer-be-a-switch-launch-title 

Halo split screen returns! 
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/02/23/dice-2017-all-future-halo-shooters-will-have-split-screen-support 

Let the Overwatch Rumor mill begin!  
https://www.destructoid.com/overwatch-teases-a-new-character-420076.phtml 

Nioh DLC and free PvP
https://www.destructoid.com/look-for-nioh-s-free-pvp-update-and-first-dlc-in-april-419856.phtml 

Nioh sales hit a million, we all get gold armor
https://www.destructoid.com/nioh-hits-one-million-in-sales-as-a-brand-new-ip-on-one-platform-420643.phtml 

Lego city Undercover comes out April 4
http://kotaku.com/lego-city-undercover-launches-april-4-with-co-op-mode-1792667957 

Full Metal Furies announced for 2017 release
https://www.destructoid.com/rogue-legacy-developer-s-next-game-aims-to-make-you-rethink-what-a-brawler-could-be--419863.phtml 

Celeste (from Towerfall people) coming to everything this year
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-23-towerfall-devs-upcoming-platformer-celeste-confirmed-for-switch 

New Ken Levine studio/project
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-24-bioshock-creator-ken-levine-reveals-new-studio-ghost-story
 
King's Tale standalone FFXV prequel
https://www.destructoid.com/a-king-s-tale-final-fantasy-xv-is-going-to-be-a-free-download-as-of-next-month-419986.phtml 

Rumor and appreciation, but Crash /is/ owned by Activision/Universal kinda
https://www.destructoid.com/crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-may-not-be-a-ps4-exclusive-420318.phtml

Episode 74 Notes

@majornelson: Hitman: Absolution  

Splatoon limited demo in March 24th to the 26th with six time slots available. 
https://www.destructoid.com/splatoon-2-will-be-getting-a-limited-demo-on-the-switch-418317.phtml

Wildllands open beta starts this week
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-16-ghost-recon-wildlands-open-beta-begins-next-week

Swamp Thing coming to Injustice 2 (Also Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Cheetah) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZNHiva7dc

Zelda DLC, bundle-only and Link sells out (remember Kart DLC) 
http://kotaku.com/now-even-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-is-getting-dlc-and-a-1792338071

60 FPS Rocket League
https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/02/14/playstation-4-pro-support-coming-to-rocket-league-on-21st-february/ 

Konami shows why we have to vote with our wallets
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-15-the-new-konami-is-doing-very-well-indeed

PlayStation Now moves to PS4/PC only
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/02/15/playstation-now-service-update/ 

Switch titles link to the account. Fucking Finally!  
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-17-nintendo-switch-eshop-will-finally-link-purchases-to-accounts-not-consoles

Destiny 2, next CoD “back to its roots"

Episode 73 Notes

@majornelson: LEGO Indiana Jones, GTA IV 

Steam upgrading shovelware developer tools
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-10-valve-is-removing-steam-greenlight-this-spring 

Steam hijacked
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/07/steam-possible-security-hole/ 

Timesplitters Rewind moved to 2018
https://www.destructoid.com/timesplitters-rewind-now-targeting-a-2017-release-417140.phtml 

FIFA switch = FIFA 18
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/02/07/ea-confirms-switch-is-getting-fifa-18 

Playground making non-racing, open world game
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/02/07/forza-horizon-dev-playground-making-a-non-racing-open-world-game 

Fire Emblem will get two campaigns a month for the foreseeable future
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/02/06/nintendo-details-fire-emblem-heroesa-post-launch-plans 

Castlevania animated series on Netflix
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/08/netflix-announces-castlevania-animated-series 

E3 tickets go on sale 2/13 $150/$250 / 15,000 people
http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/8/14547766/how-to-buy-tickets-to-e3 

Pokemon GO has an event to ignore
http://kotaku.com/pokemon-go-s-valentines-event-isnt-what-the-game-needs-1792108465 

Backward compatible controllers for switch
https://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-president-backward-compatibility-for-controllers-may-be-considered-for-switch-417505.phtml 

TWC being sued for throttling gamers…. Internet speed
http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/9/14548880/time-warner-lawsuit-new-york-league-of-legends-netflix 

Kevin news. March!!! Maybe
http://ska-studios.com/2017/02/10/2016-and-a-new-year/ 

Episode 72 Notes

@majornelson: Stuntman: Ignition, Mad Tracks and JUJU are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today  
 
Games with Gold
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - Xbox One from 2/1-2/15
Project Cars - Xbox One from 2/15-2/28
Monkey Island 2 - Xbox 360 from 2/1-2/15
Force Unleashed - Xbox 360 from 2/15-2/28 

Playstation Plus
Little Big Planet 3 - PS4
Not A Hero - PS4
Ninja Senkei DX - Vita and PS4
Starwahl - PS3 and PS4
Torquel - Vita and PS4
Anna: Extended Edition - PS3

Rainbow 6 free weekend 2-5 w/Plus/Gold
http://blog.ubi.com/rainbow-six-siege-play-free-weekend/ 

External HD support for PS4 coming soon
http://kotaku.com/the-ps4-will-finally-support-external-hard-drives-1791956430 

Pro “boost mode" 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-ps4-pro-boost-mode-makes-standard-ps4-games-run-more-smoothly 

Nintendo responds to their "Weak Lineup" 
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-responds-to-criticism-that-switch-launch-/1100-6447491/ 

Kojima discusses Nintendo Switch
http://kotaku.com/hideo-kojima-calls-the-nintendo-switch-an-extension-of-1792000987 

Leslie Bensies' new studio/game Everywhere
http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/26/ex-rockstar-north-lead-leslie-benzies-forms-studio-to-make-everywhere/ 

New Bioware IP to be released in “next fiscal year" (before March 2018) 
http://blog.bioware.com/2017/01/31/a-note-about-our-new-ip/ 

Battlefront 2 covers “multiple eras" 
http://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-battlefront-2-will-have-multiple-eras-but-should-it-go-back-to-the-prequels/ 

FFXII: Zodiac release date, July 11
https://www.destructoid.com/we-finally-have-a-release-date-for-final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-415797.phtml 

Gladio March 28, Prompto in June
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-31-final-fantasy-15s-dlc-episodes-dated 

FE Heroes launch 

Animal crossing mobile coming out April or later
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-31-animal-crossing-mobile-delayed-to-next-year 

Super Mario Run updated: adds easy mode, new event
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-01-super-mario-run-now-has-an-easy-mode 

Fallout Shelter comes to X1 this week for free 

Rocket League cars irl
https://www.destructoid.com/you-ll-be-able-to-play-rocket-league-in-real-life-very-soon-416382.phtml

Episode 71 Notes

Alice: Madness Returns, Shadows of the Damned and Rocket Knight are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today 

@eurogamer: World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine will be Switch launch titles. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-24-world-of-goo-little-inferno-and-human-resource-machine-will-be-switch-launch-titles  

Nintendo Switch first party games release dates are Fridays
http://www.gamestop.com/browse/games?nav=16k-3-switchlaunch,28zu0,13ffff2418

Nintendo Switch has a headset/microphone port, meaning you can plug into the Switch?
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Specifications/Specifications-1176277.html#2

Enter the Gungeon supply drop
http://enterthegungeon.gamepedia.com/Supply_Drop_Update
 
Dark Souls 3 final DLC: The Ringed City, launches March 28 

Tekken 7 releases June 2 on PS4/X1/PC 

Breath of the Wild secret ending
https://www.destructoid.com/series-producer-says-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-has-a-secret-ending-414183.phtml 

RE7 DLC comes out January 31, February 14
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/01/24/resident-evil-vii-out-today-on-ps4-first-dlc-launches-january-31/ 

Overwatch event: lunar New year through February 13
http://kotaku.com/overwatchs-lunar-new-year-event-is-now-live-heres-what-1791562657 

GDT is not part of the creative team for Death Stranding =( 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-24-guillermo-del-toro-is-not-creatively-involved-at-all-with-death-stranding 

Pokemon Sun & moon finally accepting transfers
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-25-you-can-finally-transfer-pokemon-into-sun-and-moon 

Pokemon Duel limps onto mobile
http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/24/14370942/pokemon-duel-free-download-ios-android 

Prey comes out in May 5
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-25-prey-secures-may-release-date 

Apocalypse Now as a game, by Coppola himself
http://kotaku.com/francis-ford-coppola-announces-apocalypse-now-video-gam-1791616014 

Reassemble
http://comicsalliance.com/marvel-square-enix-crystal-dynamics-eidos-avengers-game/ 

Ni No Kuni coming to PC/worldwide simultaneously
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-26-ni-no-kuni-2-revenant-kingdom-headed-to-pc-as-well-as-ps4 

Xbox drops Snap feature from UI
https://www.destructoid.com/xbox-is-doing-away-with-its-snap-feature-to-combat-dashboard-lag-414767.phtml 

Avalanche is back
http://kotaku.com/disney-infinity-studio-resurrected-by-warner-bros-1791588162 

Episode 70 Notes

@majornelson: TEKKEN 6, Midway Arcade Origins and Mutant Storm Empire 

Brainiac & Darkseid revealed for Injustice 2
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-17-darkseid-is-an-injustice-2-pre-order-incentive 

More characters added via skins
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/01/18/injustice-2-3-extra-dc-characters-added-as-alternate-skins-in-special-edition
 
These are not the RPGs you're looking for 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/01/18/utawarerumono-mask-of-deception-and-mask-of-truth-confirmed-for-2017/ 

Fire Emblem Heroes available on Google play February 2, iPhone/iPad “coming soon" 
Vote on heroes now for platinum points 

Fire Emblem Echoes: something of something coming May 19 to 3DS 

Fire Emblem: Working Title coming to Switch in 2018, allegedly (Kevin prediction: nope) 

Mario Run not coming to Android until March
http://kotaku.com/super-mario-run-wont-be-out-on-android-until-march-1791353700 

Towerfall coming to X1
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-18-towerfall-ascension-is-coming-to-xbox-one-next-week 

Nioh demo going on now
https://www.destructoid.com/nioh-is-getting-a-last-chance-demo-that-s-only-live-for-two-days-413152.phtml 

PvP added to Nioh as free content, post launch
https://www.destructoid.com/nioh-will-be-adding-pvp-as-free-dlc-after-launch-412824.phtml 

Playdead shows concept art for next game, which should come out around Spring Break, 2023
http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/01/20/limbo-inside-developer-shows-concept-art-from-next-game 

Overwatch celebrates Chinese New Year, starting on the 24th
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-19-overwatch-celebrating-chinese-new-year-with-new-mei-d-va-skins 

Swery65 is back, being all Swery65ish
https://www.destructoid.com/swery-65-is-back-opensLimp-new-studio-white-owls-412587.phtml 

Episode 69 Notes

Switch News! 

Re: the online service:  
"Subscribers get a NES or SNES game with newly-added online play(!!!) for free FOR A MONTH." #NintendoSwitch  
http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/  
 
Nintendo stock fell 6% during the presentation  
 
Bomberman R has microtransactions (Thanks, Konami) 
No miiverse, no Street Pass
http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/13/nintendo-switch-wont-have-miiverse-or-streetpass/ 
 
Fire Emblem direct next Wednesday
https://www.destructoid.com/fire-emblem-is-getting-its-own-nintendo-direct-next-week-412016.phtml
 
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
http://yachtclubgames.com/2017/01/switch-up/ 
 
@majornelson: Strania, The Splatters, Scrap Metal and Ghostbusters, Dragon Age Origins, Battlefield: Bad Co. 2 & Battlefield 3, MEGA MAN 9, MEGA MAN 10 and Beat'n Groovy  

Scalebound cancelled ( last survivor from E3 2014 ) 
http://m.windowscentral.com/xbox-exclusive-scalebound-has-been-canceled 

Guerrilla Cambridge shuts down
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-12-sony-closes-rigs-studio-guerrilla-cambridge
 
Kevin wants a Steam game
http://steamed.kotaku.com/a-game-where-you-play-the-boss-in-classic-boss-fights-1791080431
 
Legend of Bumbo officially announced
https://legendfbumbo.tumblr.com 

Rebirth now on iOS 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-10-nintendo-hid-secret-message-for-hackers-within-nes-mini 

Episode 68 Notes

Playstation Plus Offerings for January 2017
Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita) 
This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
Blazerush, PS3
The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita) 
Azkend 2, PS Vita
Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4) 

Games with Gold Offerings for January 2017
Van Helsing
Killer Instinct: Season 2
The Cave
Rayman: Origins
https://majornelson.com/2016/12/20/xbox-live-games-with-gold-for-january-2017/ 

Crytek closes 5 studios
http://kotaku.com/crytek-closes-five-studios-after-rough-year-1790315044 

Atlus RPG new IP!  
http://kotaku.com/atlus-is-making-a-new-rpg-thats-not-persona-or-shin-meg-1790310337 

Dynasty Warriors 9
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-19-dynasty-warriors-9-announced-goes-open-world 

Switch WAY better/faster when plugged in
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nintendo-switch-spec-analysis 

ZOMG TRACER CANONICALLY GAY! TWIOCH REACTS
http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/tracer-reflections 

King's Quest bonus epilogue
https://www.destructoid.com/king-s-quest-received-a-bonus-epilogue-episode-yesterday-407097.phtml 

Double Dragoon 4 on PS4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0f8RV4Q8t4 

Injustice 2 release date!  
http://dlvr.it/N3CK7D
 
March 21 release date confirmed for ME
https://www.masseffect.com/news/mass-effect-andromeda-coming-in-march 

Flame in the Flood, January 17
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-02-the-flame-in-the-flood-will-soak-onto-ps4-with-exclusive-extras 

PSA: Don't buy garbage
https://www.destructoid.com/those-mega-man-mobile-games-are-out-are-1-99-each-and-are-awful-409924.phtml 

Diablo 20th anniversary across Wow, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Diablo 3 (respectively) 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-04-world-of-warcraft-finally-has-a-cow-level
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-04-diablo-3-players-divided-on-20th-anniversary-patch 

AB+ launches on Steam, console launch to follow
http://bindingofisaac.com 

Forza patch bungled
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-04-it-looks-like-microsoft-just-accidentally-released-the-debug-version-of-forza-horizon-3 

Episode 67 Notes

@majornelson: BioShock, BioShock 2 & BioShock Infinite, Lost Odyssey (currently free), Blue Dragoon Skydive, Planets Under Attack and CLANNAD (Japan Only), Bully Scholarship Ed., Catherine and Raskulls  

50%, according to @Xbox, 300+ titles 

Speaking of Xbox percentages… 
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/12/15/new-xbox-one-update-increases-download-speeds 

Free Stuff! Ubi gives you everything
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-15-ubisofts-30th-anniversary-free-games-up-for-grabs-again-this-weekend 

Operation Infinite Freedom
https://www.destructoid.com/activision-is-letting-you-play-infinite-warfare-for-free-404488.phtml 

Dragon Quest Builders follow up 

Crytek employees getting screwed out of paychecks… again.  
http://kotaku.com/crytek-employees-say-theyre-not-getting-paid-again-1790012755 

Occult Rift introduces theater mode on Xbox
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-12-xbox-one-adds-oculus-rift-streaming-support 

Valkyria Game coming to PS4… and Vita Spring 2017
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/14/valkyria-revolution-hits-ps4-ps-vita-spring-2017/ 
 
Yooka Laylee launches April 11, not coming to Wii U
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/13/colorful-platformer-yooka-laylee-launches-april-11-2017-on-ps4/ 

Overwatch holiday season started! Tjorborn is Santa, as expected, and patch updated
http://kotaku.com/overwatchs-holiday-event-has-begun-1790055324 

Turtle Rock developing “dark fantasy” FPS title
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-13-evolve-left-4-dead-dev-announces-new-dark-fantasy-co-op-fps-ip 

8 bit releasing Ocarina of Time  
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-12-ocarina-of-times-soundtrack-is-getting-the-snazzy-vinyl-treatment 

For Honor DLC/maps still all be free, but the single player campaign requires internet connection
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-14-all-for-honor-dlc-maps-and-modes-will-be-free 

Episode 66 Notes

@majornelson: Shadowrun, Space Ark and Shotest Shogi 

Red Faction on PS4 last week 

Xbox got Abzu 

Excitebike 64 on Wii U 

PS4 sold numbers up to 50M, surpassing SNES. #KevinWasRight 

AB+ coming to steam in January
http://platinumgod.co.uk/afterbirth-plus-countdown
 
FFXV post-release plans laid out. They're going to patch the story… 
http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-free-updates-final-fantasy-xv
 
December 17, Nostalrius returns
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-05-wow-nostalrius-return-gets-a-release-date 

I'm pretty sure that's Box Boy 3
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/bc2j/sp/index.html 

Russia wants to censor FIFA. Good job, FIFA
https://www.destructoid.com/russian-mps-looking-to-ban-or-censor-fifa-17-for-gay-propaganda--403148.phtml 

@skastudios: In case you missed us at PSX, we are aiming for a PSVita release date of Q1 2017 

3DS hacking could be profitable
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-offers-cash-bounties-to-people-who-find-3ds-ex-1789740101 

Free Hitman Christmas DLC for world cancer research fund
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-06-free-christmas-hitman-dlc-next-week 

PLACEHOLDER FOR OVERWATCH DLC 

Doom multiplayer gets bots
https://www.destructoid.com/today-s-doom-update-adds-bots-to-multiplayer-403584.phtml 

Same patch drops Denuvo
http://kotaku.com/doom-becomes-latest-game-to-drop-anti-piracy-tech-denuv-1789838010 

Battlefront 2 single player campaign confirmed (Also, fuck EA for putting out games with the SAME BLOODY NAME. That shit is a huge pita to Google) 
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/12/09/dice-confirms-that-star-wars-battlefront-2-will-have-a-single-player-campaign
 
China passes law regarding loot boxes, gambling odds in games
http://kotaku.com/china-passes-law-forcing-games-with-loot-boxes-to-discl-1789828850 

Neir demo December 22nd
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-08-nier-automata-is-getting-a-ps4-demo-this-month 

Super Mario Run in Apple stores because they weren't already crowded enough… Also, the game requires a constant connection
https://www.destructoid.com/looks-like-super-mario-run-will-require-a-persistent-connection-403878.phtml
 
Elite Dangerous coming to PS4
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-08-elite-dangerous-headed-to-playstation-4-in-q2-2017
 
GameCube emulation on Switch
http://kotaku.com/report-nintendo-switch-will-get-gamecube-games-1789795064 

Episode 65 Notes

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Episode 65: 

Snakemadnessproductions playthrough of Donkey Kong Country 2 on twitch
 
Playstation Plus games for December 2016

PS4: Invisible, Inc., Stories: Path of Destinies
PS3: Hyper Void, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
Vita: Color Guardians, VVVVV  
 
Games With Gold offerings for December 2016
X1: Sleeping Dogs, Outlast
360: Outland (May 2012), Burnout Paradise 

@majornelson: Oblivion, MOH Airborne, Trine 2 and Astropop, Injustice: Gods Among Us (incl disc only Ultimate Ed) & Haunted House 

Free Titanfall 2 multiplayer
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-29-titanfall-2-multiplayer-will-be-free-to-play-this-weekend
 
New Overwatch meta in PTR: Soldier buffed, Ultimate timers reset and Symmetra gets new abilities
http://kotaku.com/overwatchs-symmetra-is-going-to-have-two-ultimates-1789270470 

Overwatch group update, Oasis map announced for early 2017 

Forza Horizons 3 Blizzard expansion announced, December 13 release
http://news.xbox.com/2016/11/28/prepare-forza-horizon-3-blizzard-mountain-expansion/ 

Ubisoft's VR experience will all be cross-platform, starting with Eagle Flight
http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-makes-all-its-multiplayer-vr-games-cross-platfo-1789462658 

Last Guardian's Ueda wrote a “please be excited" letter
https://www.destructoid.com/the-last-guardian-s-director-has-a-message-for-fans-401726.phtml 

Facebook gets gaming classics on messenger
http://kotaku.com/you-can-now-play-pac-man-and-galaga-in-facebook-messeng-1789472446 

Stardew Valley coming to consoles
https://www.destructoid.com/stardew-valley-hits-xbox-one-on-december-14-401791.phtml 

Ark: Survival Evolved comes to PS4 December 6
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/ark-survival-evolved-stomps-onto-the-playstation-4-r354/ 

Lara Croft Go coming to PS4/Vita
https://www.exophase.com/game/lara-croft-go-psn/trophies/ 

Red Dead Redemption coming to PlayStation Now
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/60054/Red-Dead-Redemption-and-Undead-Nightmare-Coming-December-6th-to-PS-Now 

Walking Dead 3 has a variety of ways to retain your previous choices
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-01-the-walking-deads-third-season-will-let-you-import-saves 

Bulletstorm: Full Clip April 7, Duke Nukem w/pre-order 

Rocket League new arena, Starsomething Arc coming December 7th 

Guardians of the Galaxy telltale (we knew that already, right?) 

Shovel Knight prequel, Specter of Torment 

Danganrompa 1 and 2 comes to PS4 March 14
https://www.destructoid.com/danganronpa-1-2-reload-will-be-coming-to-ps4-in-march-402337.phtml 

FucKonami
https://www.destructoid.com/hideo-kojima-s-last-months-with-konami-may-have-been-worse-than-we-thought-402418.phtml 

Overcooked free holiday DLC
https://www.destructoid.com/overcooked-is-getting-even-better-with-free-festive-dlc-402362.phtml 

PSX news: 
Last of Us 2,  
Nier: Automata March 7 launch
Lara Croft Go available today
Let It Die available for free starting today
RE7 demo on the store today free
HD Wipeout collection coming to PS4
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 available now
UMvsC Infinite announced
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Knack 2 exists
Nex Machina
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/03/introducing-nex-machina-on-ps4-from-housemarque-and-eugene-jarvis/

Episode 64 Notes

@majornelson: Burnout Paradise, Rayman Legends and Pure

Merry Christmas from Ubisoft. 30 days of stuff (Rayman Mobile given already) 
https://30days.ubi.com/Promotion/Calendar 

FFXV day one patch detailed
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/11/21/final-fantasy-xv-day-one-update-adds-new-features-story-enhancements 

Steam sale and awards
http://steamed.kotaku.com/valve-announces-the-steam-awards-1789318698 

AM2R & Uranium removed from Game Awards. >:( 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-22-nintendo-fan-projects-pokemon-uranium-and-am2r-quietly-pulled-from-the-game-awards 

Uncharted 4 co-op kicking off with Horde mode
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-21-uncharted-4-co-op-mode-announced-due-next-month 

PokeMon “glitch" only affecting cheaters
http://kotaku.com/pokemon-sun-and-moon-players-busted-after-bug-turns-out-1789283518 

Pokemon Go update
http://kotaku.com/pokemon-gos-nearby-feature-is-now-actually-useful-1789287950 

Pokemon November event just doubles experience, lasts until Wednesday 

Ditto introduced
http://kotaku.com/players-claim-theyre-finally-catching-ditto-in-pokemon-1789285471 

Minecraft update details
http://kotaku.com/minecrafts-next-update-will-bring-huge-progress-to-cons-1789271217 

No Men's Sky breaks silence, announced updates
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/news/ 
 
Nintendo Switch price lock in UK
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-23-you-can-buy-a-nintendo-switch-for-198-50-right-now 

Saint's Row 4 gets mod support
https://www.destructoid.com/saints-row-iv-opens-the-floodgates-for-mods-400717.phtml 

Inside drops Denuvo via a patch
http://kotaku.com/in-a-twist-game-update-drops-denuvo-anti-piracy-tech-o-1789341761 

Lego Undercover coming to PS4/X1/Switch
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-22-lego-city-undercover-is-getting-a-nintendo-switch-port
 
December 20th, Walking Dead season 3: A New Frontier episode 1

Episode 63 Notes

@majornelson: Dead Space Ignition and Escape Dead Island, Omega Five and Military Madness  

Xbox live Gold Deals push 

Possible backwards compatibility labeling
https://www.destructoid.com/this-new-labeling-for-backward-compatible-xbox-360-games-is-helpful-399797.phtml
 
Guardians of the Galaxy by telltale
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-14-telltales-marvel-game-is-guardians-of-the-galaxy 

Breath of the Wild will not be ready for Switch launch
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-15-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-will-miss-nintendo-switch-launch 

Zelda Escape Room
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-is-doing-a-zelda-escape-room-1789038928 

Pokemon third edition: stars
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/11/18/pokemon-stars-third-version-of-sunmoon-reportedly-coming-to-nintendo-switch
 
Super Mario Run $10, December 15
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-15-super-mario-run-launches-15th-december 

Minecraft expansion
http://kotaku.com/minecrafts-new-exploration-update-adds-maps-mansions-1788960980 

Some games run worse on PS4 Pro than PS4 Slim
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-why-are-some-ps4-pro-titles-running-slower-than-base-hardware 

Eve Online F2P detailed, enacted
https://www.destructoid.com/after-13-years-eve-online-goes-free-to-play-today-399568.phtml 

Game Awards coming December 1, Hideo Kojima to get his award there
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5rh6he475w 

Persona delayed to April (for bullshit reasons) 
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/11/16/persona-5-release-date-delayed-to-april 

Don't share Watch Dogs 2's nudes
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/11/15/sony-bans-gamer-for-sharing-full-frontal-nudity-watch-dogs-2-images 

Ubisoft execs accused of insider trading
http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-executives-accused-of-insider-trading-1788964824 

Titanfall 3 uncertain
http://go.ign.com/Ff35i3s
 
Fallout 4 mods I PS4 are live now 

Dishonored 2 receives New Game + Via a patch
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-18-dishonored-2-to-receive-a-new-game-plus-mode-in-december

Episode 62 Notes

Skate3, scarygirl, Mass Effect 2/3,  backwards compatible 

@Wario64: Skate 3 San Van Party Pack DLC is free only for a limited time, Nov 10 to Nov 20 

Mass Effect Andromeda not the start of a new trilogy
http://www.pcgamer.com/mass-effect-andromeda-isnt-meant-to-be-the-start-of-a-new-trilogy/ 

@TWIOCH: Love free games & demos? 
Today through this weekend, you can try out #RainbowSixSiege (PC/X1/PS4) and #Overwatch (PC/PS4).  

Gone Home free on itch.io
https://gonehome.itch.io/gonehome 

Xbox Insider available to all! 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-08-xbox-preview-program-now-open-to-all 

Nostalrius is coming back (allegedly) 
http://kotaku.com/world-of-warcrafts-most-popular-legacy-server-is-return-1788638428 

Niantic puts the stop back in pokestop
http://kotaku.com/speed-cap-ruins-pokemon-go-for-commuters-1788690841 

Miitomo lets you update your room: posters, sidekicks, etc 

Nintendo is doing precisely what they insisted last week they weren't doing: 
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-wii-u-production-is-ending-1788802568 

RE7 will sell 4M at launch?  
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/capcom-talks-resident-evil-7-sales-projections-and/1100-6445178/