It's Episode 500! We've been around for a long time. I attended the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo, and didn't leave with any interviews, but that's actually a good thing. Rock Band 4 is out, and is a huge disappointment for fans of the series. Then we take calls about Them's Fightin' Herds as well as a special visit from a train that hasn't entered the station in quite some time.
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Eagle-eyed gamers realized that the PS4 Star Wars: Battlefront bundle contains emulated PS2 games, which means that PS2 emulation will be more widespread in the future. Kotaku posted that they have been blacklisted by several major publishers, and some gamers consider this a victory. Then we take a call about the blacklisting and how little time there has been for playing Fallout 4.
I've played the LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Level Pack as well as Yoshi's Wooly World, and trying to play them with local couch multiplayer is more of a chore than you would expect. Activision has bought Candy Crush maker King and are now a major player in the casual mobile game market. The UK Advertising Standards Authority slapped Valve on the wrist for falsely advertising a Grand Theft Auto V sale this past summer. Then we take calls about games being streamed before they're out, and uncovering a conspiracy linking the rise of streaming with the lack of text-based guides.
I played Guitar Hero Live and my reaction to it might surprise you. The Librarian of Congress granted several exemptions to the DMCA in order to allow for some video game preservation. The Microsoft Store in New York is doing an Extra Life event on November 7th. Then we talk to OLR about Guitar Hero Live and LEGO Dimensions.
In this shorter show (due to technical difficulties) we remind you that there is no show next week. The NES turned 30 in the US on the day we recorded, even though retailers didn't want anything to do with the product. Microsoft "accidentally" forced Windows 10 updates on its customers earlier in the week. Then we take calls about Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, NES memories, and Ingress.