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Episode 18 Notes

Activision buys MLG
http://kotaku.com/report-activision-buys-out-major-league-gaming-1750816069 

Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ mod support coming to computers, but more importantly, the X1/PS4 version will be out "by the end of next month" 
http://bindingofisaac.com/post/136686594689/2 

Rick and Morty launch Pokemon game in the 14th, mobile, iOS and Android
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-01-06-rick-and-morty-mobile-game-pocket-mortys-parodies-pokemon 

Hope that if you backed Shenmue 3, you did so via Kickstarter... 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-01-05-shenmue-3-paypal-backers-denied-kickstarter-exclusive-rewards 

TMNT Mutants in Manhattan achievements leak... 
http://kotaku.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-game-leaks-so-much-theres-1750905418 

Platinum Games delays Scalebound to 2017
http://kotaku.com/it-s-time-already-for-the-first-delay-of-2016-platinum-1750886173 

fail0verflow team has a base version of Linux running on PS4, again via the browser
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-playstation-4-hack-confirmed-watch-the-linux-demo 

Oculus Rift preorders opened on January 6 for $600, come with Eve Valkyrie and a platform game, pre-order first round ships in March, now shipping in June
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/4/10708194/oculus-rift-pre-order-date 

Original backers of the Rift get a "Kickstarter version" 
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/5/10712572/oculus-announces-free-kickstarter-edition-rifts-for-backers-of 

Maybe no Assassin's Creed game in 2016, Ubisoft might release Watch Dogs 2 instead #Rumor
http://kotaku.com/sources-next-big-assassins-creed-set-in-egypt-skippin-1750937895 

Winter Sale mystery is maybe a joke? Maybe just still unsolved.  
http://steamed.kotaku.com/the-steam-winter-sale-is-over-but-people-are-still-hun-1750988734 

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming January 28 to computer
http://kotaku.com/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-is-coming-to-steam-and-windows-1751099280 

Microsoft self back pat implies rather poor software sales by omission. 
"Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition sold over 1 million units" 
http://news.xbox.com/2016/01/04/greatest-games-extends-to-2016/ 

FFIX to feature the same combat skips as the FFVII re-release.  
http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-ix-pc-will-let-you-turn-off-random-encoun-1751370615 

PSN outage worst since last Christmas
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-to-extend-ps-plus-subscriptions-following-psn/1100-6433508/ 

Psychonauts 2 fully funded!  
https://www.fig.co/campaigns/psychonauts-2?update=45#updates 

PS4 mindshare anecdote
NX to be revealed soon, says analyst
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/01/06/nintendo-to-unveil-nx-concept-before-e3-says-analyst 

Denuvo beats Pirates?  
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/9/10741274/just-cause-3-crack-pc-3gm-denuvo