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CAGcast #601: A Whale of a Problem

#4 sohcahtoa guy   Boop beep. CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

sohcahtoa guy

Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:19 PM

I second what DanielNeilson said above. If you don't want to watch the whole thing and get the (snarky) highlights, Jim Sterling does a great job summing up the problem with gambling mechanics in video games.




Worth a watch!

#5 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17796 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

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#8 mrlogical   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   61 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  


Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:32 PM

Shipwreck and Cheapy were right to be skeptical of Wombat's claims that, if Marvel and Sony don't work out a deal on Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man will be used less frequently in other Marvel stuff. You don't really need to look any further for proof of this than...everything Marvel did from like 2008 through 2016, when Marvel didn't have Spider-Man in the MCU and yet I seem to recall quite a bit of Spider-Man out there in the world! Could it be different this time around, since Marvel might want to punish Sony for not bowing to their demands? I guess it's possible, but Disney just announced new Marvel theme park rides coming up, with the first of them themed around Spider-Man, so, no, I think Spider-Man is still going to be kind of a big deal, regardless of whether Sony and Marvel/Disney work something out.


Also, Wombat keeps talking about how Marvel minimized X-Men during in recent years because of the Fox license, and I think that's a bit of an overstatement. Despite the Fox deal, in the past 5-10 years Marvel had long runs of X-books from Brian Bendis, Jason Aaron, Rick Remender, Jeff Lemire, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, and had countless events, spinoff series, etc. I will agree that the license explains some dumb story stuff they forced on the X-Men where they involved the Inhumans a lot because Marvel had plans to make the Inhumans the MCU analog to the mutants, but then that Inhumans movie got downgraded to an Inhumans TV show, and then they actually made that TV show and...yeah, I think Marvel has good reason not to try to going down that path again.