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Episode 156: Virtual Fools

Super Mario 3D Land in the Smash Bros. Update, Virtual Reality at GDC, and April Fool’s Day are discussed. Also, Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle and Square Enix’s paradigm shift in the Soapbox segment, Japan’s World Cup 2014 mascot is our Hilarity of the Weak, and much more! We are joined by SolidSnake120 from Twitch and TheDobaga from Read the Manual – what will they get on their Soapbox about? Youko, TonyTH, SolidSnake120, and TheDobaga break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Cucumber/Kukobu Quest

Watch this episode in video form (or download the audio at the bottom)

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WUT R U PLAYN?
Tony: South Park: The Stick of Truth, NBA Jam (SNES)
Doba: RollerCoaster Tycoon
Scott: Final Fantasy X HD, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Dark Souls II
Youko: Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, 999: The Novel HD, inFAMOUS: Second Son

HEADLINES
Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Super Mario 3D Land
Headline 2: GDC – PlayStation gets VR with Project Morpheus prototype AND Facebook buys Oculus Rift for $2 billion
Headline 3: April Fool’s Day 2014
Hilarity of the Weak: Pikachu is Japan’s mascot for 2014 World Cup

STORY POOL
Amazon to reveal game system plans on April 2
Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox division
Disney buys Maker Studios (Blip, Polaris, more)
Assassin’s Creed: Unity confirmed AND Sources leak “Comet”
Kickstarter game on hold after two years
PS4 receiving large video sharing update soon
EA no longer the “Worst Company in America”

OUT RECENTLY
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Pokémon Battle Trozei, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Part 2, Goat Simulator, MLB 14: The Show

SOAPBOX
Youko: How I Met Your Mother series finale
Scott: Bravely Default’s success shifts Square Enix’s paradigm
Doba: Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle
Tony: Retro gaming on CRT TVs

YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
Doba: GDC Postmortem: Portal 2
Scott: GundamInfo channel AND DEATH BATTLE: Luigi vs. Tails
Tony: TheCompletionist’s FFVII retrospective
Youko: President Obama plays Titanfall AND Team Four Star’s Attack on Titan Abridged: Episode 1 (Ep. 1-6 SPOILERS)

EXTRA LINKS
Scott’s Twitch channel