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Episode 31 Notes

@jamesid: Discussing poop and booger bonuses with @edmundmcmillen make this job so worth it. :)

**Space holder for Afterbirth console update**

@majornelson: Outland and Gunstar Heroes are Backward Compatible http://mjr.mn/BackCompat

April 26 – May 5, Nioh gets an open alpha on PS4, unlocks DLC for the full game if you beat it.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/04/04/nioh-launching-2016-on-ps4-demo-out-this-month/

That Dark Souls story Kevin mentions
http://kotaku.com/how-a-total-novice-built-a-solid-youtube-following-beat-1769744851

Star Ocean gets international release dates. June 28th June in the US, July 1st for UK
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-04-star-ocean-integrity-and-faithlessness-gets-a-release-date

Donald Trump apparently used ME audio without permission for a campaign video
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-04-ea-lambasts-donald-trump-for-using-mass-effect-audio-in-campaign-ad

Fan-made voxel version of Legend of Zelda playable in browser
http://kotaku.com/a-3d-legend-of-zelda-tribute-you-can-play-in-your-brows-1768889251

Legend of Zelda 3D tribute shut down by Nintendo, because of course it was
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-07-zeldas-browser-based-fan-remake-shut-down-by-nintendo

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X available on iOS/Android in the US
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/4/11364994/kingdom-hearts-unchained-key-release-date-north-america-ios-android

Phil Spencer, the source of the Xbox 1.5 rumours, now says it's not a thing? 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-05-phil-spencer-plays-down-xbox-one-and-a-half-rumours
http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/a-xbox-one-ps4-1-5-sku-would-be-a-gigantic-pain-in-the-ass-says-bioware.454744917/

Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop out today
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-05-fallout-4-wasteland-workshop-dlc-out-next-week

Eve: Valkyrie coming to all VR headsets, not just Oculus, as originally thought
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-05-eve-valkyrie-confirmed-for-vive

Halo 5 to get Infection multiplayer mode
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-06-halo-5-to-get-infection

Severed trophies are live! 
https://www.exophase.com/game/severed-ps-vita/trophies/

Hand of Fate getting a sequel next year
http://kotaku.com/hidden-gem-hand-of-fate-gets-a-sequel-early-next-year-1769166026

Rock Band PC fundraising falls flat
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/5/11364352/rock-band-4-pc-crowdfunding-campaign-fails-fig

Halo warzone firefight starts beta Thursday through Monday, full mode launching this summer
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/6/11379098/halo-5-warzone-firefight-beta-date

Doom's open beta for multiplayer also this weekend
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/04/06/doom-open-beta-and-dlc-announced

October eleventh, Gears 4 is released, and will include split screen for all modes
https://majornelson.com/2016/04/06/gears-of-war-4-launches-worldwide-on-october-11/

Quantum Break pirates get a patch
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-06-quantum-break-piracy-detection-will-give-you-an-eye-patch

Dear Esther coming to consoles this summer
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-06-dear-esther-treks-onto-playstation-4-xbox-one-this-summer

PlayStation firmware update 3.50 brings remote play to PC and Mac
http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/04/05/playstation-350-update-out-tomorrow-adds-pc-remote-play

Bonus firmware features with PS4 3.50
http://kotaku.com/theres-a-bunch-of-hidden-features-in-ps4s-latest-firmwa-1769646176

Speaking of companies asserting themselves, Blizzard shut down the Nostalrius (vanilla WoW) server
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-07-blizzard-closes-popular-vanilla-wow-nostalrius-pirate-servers

26th of August, Attack on Titan game Wings of Freedom comes to current gen and last gen (including Vita!)
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-07-attack-on-titan-game-gets-new-title-august-release-date

Bonus firmware features with PS4 3.50
http://kotaku.com/theres-a-bunch-of-hidden-features-in-ps4s-latest-firmwa-1769646176

@3FieldsEnt: Starting off Saturday with a 4P Online test of #DangerousGolf with video capture for one of the ratings boards.

Alan Wake DLC The Signal and the Writer currently free (no announcement, double check)
https://ar12gaming.com/articles/alan-wake-two-expansions-free-download-xbox-360

New Mario Maker level guidelines offer vague tips, but don't actually explain or fix anything
http://kotaku.com/new-mario-maker-guidelines-still-dont-explain-why-level-1769891036

Duncan Hunter, a vapeing congressman, spent $1300 of campaign money on Steam
http://kotaku.com/congressman-spends-1300-of-campaign-money-on-steam-gam-1769260047