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Episode 23 Notes

Division open Beta February 19-21
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-01-looks-like-the-division-is-getting-an-open-beta-this-month

3DM taking a year off (Witness discussion from last week) 
http://kotaku.com/one-of-the-worlds-biggest-pc-piracy-groups-is-quitting-1757670457

Microsoft on the Red Dead thing
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/8/10936850/red-dead-redemption-backward-compatibility-xbox-360-microsoft

Dark Souls 3 omigod omigod omigod Dark Souls 3 omigod
https://youtu.be/_zDZYrIUgKE

Grifball coming to Halo 5 in the February update
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/02/09/grifball-game-type-headed-to-halo-5

Final Fantasy IX for iOS/Android
http://kotaku.com/surprise-final-fantasy-ix-is-out-now-on-phones-1758041438

Gametrailers.com shuts down
http://kotaku.com/video-game-website-gametrailers-closes-after-13-years-1757939279

Amazon releases modified Cry Engine for completely free
http://kotaku.com/amazon-releases-its-own-game-engine-for-free-1757995787
… and has a zombie clause

http://kotaku.com/amazons-new-engine-has-a-zombie-clause-1758126278
PS3 controllers can be used for Street Fighter V

http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10952494/street-fighter-5-dlc-alex-ps3-controller-support
Rocket League releasing on the seventeenth for $19.99 with DLC included

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-09-rocket-league-scores-on-xbox-one-next-week
Nintendo licensing plans

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-mario-toothbrushes-and-other-licensing-de/1100-6434624/ 
Mario Calculator
 
Walking Dead mini series February 23, monthly episodes
http://kotaku.com/telltale-s-announced-their-three-part-walking-dead-mini-1758255209

Sonic movie being made with a combo of live action and CGI
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-10-segas-working-with-sony-to-make-a-sonic-movie

Microsoft really wants you to pre-order Quantum Break
http://kotaku.com/quantum-break-is-no-longer-xbox-exclusive-will-hit-pc-1758467070

Phil Spencer wants games to be cross platform between X1 and PC
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-and-pc-cross-buy-will-be-platform-feature/1100-6434739/ 

Rocket League's new levels and season now available
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/rocket-league-season-two-starts-today/1100-6434686/ 

New backwards compatible games available (Lego Batman, American Nightmare, no Red Dead), new system awful
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/11/10965604/xbox-backwards-compatibility-update-xbox-360-xbox-one

Watch Dogs 2 confirmed, and South Park will be released before the end of April, 2017
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/watch-dogs-2-will-launch-before-april-2017/1100-6434710/ 

Fallout 4 getting legit survivor mode
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-11-fallout-4-will-receive-a-proper-survival-mode

Chrono Trigger tribute
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/14/10988880/chrono-trigger-soundtrack-chronicles-of-time-tribute
 
  
Justice Scalia's defense of violent video games under free speech
http://kotaku.com/antonin-scalias-landmark-defense-of-violent-video-games-1758990360

FBI makes awful anti-jihad game
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2016/feb/10/radicalised-goat-hell-bent-on-jihad-fbi-new-anti-isis-video-game