Just finished watching the stream. Pretty much everything has been covered in the thread, so no need to watch all 2.5 hours. Lyman did say that nothing has been removed, only new episodes added. (Of course, that makes sense. Why go through all the work to choreograph an episode in the game only to remove it?)
He said the code for selecting which episode is played for each major villian at game start needs to be cleaned up. Didn't see too much of it, but it appears to get tied up with instant info for now and he didn't get a chance to fix it before the show.
This code clearly showed off that the game will have multiple episodes per major villian (presume Penguin and Riddler will get more too. Not clear if you pick one episode to start at the beginning of a game (e.g. Catwoman Julie) if you play the Eartha one once you complete Catwoman and than qualify Catwoman mode again. However, for now it seems you never have to play a major villian mode you don't like. Maybe there will eventually be one major villian episode per season to choose? That would be awesome, but probably something only the most die hard Bat-fans would appreciate.
George never made it over and neither Lyman nor Mike dropped any hints as to what else is coming. George did say in his talk that "Batgirl is coming", but no clue if that is just Batgirl in some Season 3 episode (like the new Joker and Catwoman modes) or if there is some Batgirl specific mode or feature coming. Would love to hear the Batgirl theme in there somewhere and the see the Batgirl transformation/Batgirl cycle exit sequences integrated somehow.
Someone asked Lyman how many times he'd watched all the episodes. He replied "I watched them as a kid and then watched all of the episodes twice while working on the game. But then when I cut up the individual scenes I probably watched each episode 10 times more. And some individual clips 20 times more after that."
Jack D said there will be another Batman stream tomorrow. Not sure if it will be at the same Bat-Time, but I'm sure it will be on the same Bat-Channel
(Can't answer the Villian Escape question because no one got there. However, I think it will be near about impossible to use PB to swap episodes)
Lots of comments about how much the game has improved. If there's one good thing about the code not having been mostly complete at launch, it's been the ability to watch/play the code as it has evolved.
There is now clearly the framework for supporting numerous episodes in the game. In theory, maybe all 120
If you a Batman fan and on the fence about the game, call your distributor and order one now. There is no doubt in my mind that Lyman and company will make this arguably Stern's best game ever. As for when we see the final code - who cares? Awesomeness is absolutely worth the wait in this case.