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Episode 22 Notes

February 3, Bayonetta came to Smash Bros
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/01/31/bayonetta-and-corrin-come-to-super-smash-bros-next-week

PlayStation Voting starts February 9
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/02/01/vote-to-play-march-2016-voting-begins-february-9th/ 

Despite high levels of piracy, Witness generates more revenue in one week than Braid did in a year. 
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-less-than-a-week-the-witness-is-already-outp/1100-6434354/ 

Bethesda has a second E3 conference scheduled for Sunday at 9
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/1/10885684/bethesda-e3-2016-press-conference-date-time

EA not doing their regular E3 presence, conference Sunday
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-wont-have-booth-at-e3-2016-briefing-scheduled-f/1100-6434221/ 

Kotaku Review of Football
 
Psychonauts 2 funding on hold, pending SEC ruling
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/1/10887756/the-campaign-for-psychonauts-2-was-successful-so-why-doesnt-double

Cliff Blizinsky says FPS campaigns cost 75% of the budget
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/fps-campaigns-can-cost-75-of-budget-gears-of-war-c/1100-6434401/ 

Fake cheat set up in CS:GO to automatically ban users attempting to cheat
http://steamed.kotaku.com/counter-strike-player-says-their-fake-hacks-got-thousan-1756465584

 Anti-swatting Representative Clark gets swatted
http://kotaku.com/anti-swatting-congresswoman-gets-swatted-1756495454

Nintendo now exploring VR for NX, complete turnaround from last E3
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/2/10893276/nintendo-vr-nx

Splatoon sells 4M copies, Wii U up to 12 million units sold
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-02-splatoon-has-sold-4m-copies-bought-by-a-third-of-all-wii-u-owners

Superhot coming out on PC February 25, Xbox to follow within “a few weeks" 
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/time-bending-fps-superhot-pc-release-date-announce/1100-6434380/ 

Street Fighter V story mode to include an hour of cinematics, be “more complicated than Star Wars”, and inserted between IV & III in the timeline
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/street-fighter-5s-story-timeline-is-as-complex-as-/1100-6434400/ 

Lego Force Awakens coming June 28
http://www.wired.com/2016/02/the-force-awakens-lego-game/ 
… and they've already announced a season pass and Deluxe edition

Stealth and many more features revealed that will be a part of FFXV, another demo announced, release date will be released March 30
https://youtu.be/vz8z26xnf3g

Hearthstone changes! [Look at Patrick and remember to nod while he explains] 
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/2/10888192/hearthstone-new-modes-2016-deck-slots

X1 Far Cry Primal pre-order comes with free Valiant Hearts
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/far-cry-primal-xbox-one-preorders-come-with-this-f/1100-6434439/ 

Division player stats are kept on PC, and can be manipulated by users, will be fixed
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/rampant-cheating-in-the-division-pc-will-be-addres/1100-6434394/ 

Miitomo and My Nintendo launching in March, and coming stateside. 
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/2/10901674/nintendo-miitomo-my-nintendo-launch

Witness being considered for port to X1, mobile
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-witness-sells-100000-copies-xbox-one-version-b/1100-6434441/ 

Dust 514 shutting down in May
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-03-dust-514-getting-shut-down-in-may

Vita store issues fixed (battery issue verified) 
http://kotaku.com/sony-says-theyve-fixed-the-vitas-network-problem-1756875403

New Rocket League maps and modes! 
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/rocket-league-introduces-new-maps-through-rocket-l/1100-6434403/ 

Doom release date: May 13
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/02/04/doom-is-coming-this-may

Batman: Arkham Knight cancelled for Mac/Linux
http://kotaku.com/warner-bros-has-announced-the-mac-and-linux-versions-o-1757093091

Red Dead Redemption (And others) available via backwards compatibility (sort of) 
http://kotaku.com/how-to-get-red-dead-redemption-running-on-your-xbox-one-1757542185

H1Z1 splitting into two games, one of which is competitive shooter coming to console.  
http://kotaku.com/h1z1-is-splitting-into-two-games-1757349778

Mother 3 coming stateside!  
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-04-mother-3-will-finally-get-western-release-report