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    Donald Glover to Become (Animated) Spider-Man

    Why is the frontpage image for this article superior Spider-man? -m
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    Edge of Tomorrow Bombed at the Box Office... So Warner Bros Renamed It (Again)

    Considering all the marketing materials gave more prominence to the Live. Die. Repeat. Tag line than the actual title of the film, this makes a certain kind of sense. -m
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    Why Valiant Hearts is a Mixed Bag and Kim Kardashian Feasts on Your Tears

    You're right there's a rabbit hole of arguments to be had here, but the long and short of it is that no one puts money into a F2P game they don't like. That's one of the defining aspects of the F2P marketplace - games are literally disposable, and the second a player decides they don't like your...
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    Why Valiant Hearts is a Mixed Bag and Kim Kardashian Feasts on Your Tears

    The hundreds of millions of dollars this game is making would tend to contradict that assertion. Clearly some gamers (millions of them, evidently) find it compelling. -m
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    Marvel's Russell Dauterman Shows Off Thor Odinson's New Look

    haha, I totally do not have mod powers, your record is safe with me. :p -m
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    Marvel's Russell Dauterman Shows Off Thor Odinson's New Look

    It is definitely not an issue within the comics universe (and yeah, comics writing is routinely "flawed" from a lit perspective). Thankfully, by nature of the medium, we have graphical representations to differentiate characters by, not just names. There already two active characters within the...
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    Marvel's Russell Dauterman Shows Off Thor Odinson's New Look

    Right? They probably don't even read comics. They should get back in the garage and make me a motorcycle... or something. -m
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    Marvel's Russell Dauterman Shows Off Thor Odinson's New Look

    Except it's not like that, because "Thor" is a channeled persona in marvel comics, and there have been no less than four previous human beings that have become Thor in the past- they were all just white dudes so no one noticed or cared. -m
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    Marvel's Russell Dauterman Shows Off Thor Odinson's New Look

    Thor Odinson and Thor, God of Thunder are not necessarily one and the same in the Marvel comics universe. This is literally the full extent of the complication this change implies. If this somehow actually confuses you, and you don't just have the vapours over a change to the status quo that...
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    Thor Is Getting Gender-Flipped. Officially.

    and it still led to one of the best takes on the character ever put to page. -m
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    LoadingReadyRun: Female Characters

    Action games with female leads are also under-supported by their own publishers, and are provided, on average, ~40% of the marketing budget of other similar male-led games. This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, not an insurmountable fact. Except, people do talk about it. Just last week, there...
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    LoadingReadyRun: Female Characters

    Women would be playable in a great many more games. -m
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    Candy Crush Studio" Banner Saga Complaint Is To Fight "Real Copycats" - UPDATED

    I'm pretty sure The Banner Saga's use of the word is legitimate. Of course, the fact that the banner Saga is using the word to describe a kind of story probably has little bearing on the legitimacy of a trademark claim. -m
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    Flash Game Makes Players Beat Up "Tropes vs. Women" Creator

    I?m going to edit out the parts relating to our misunderstanding as they aren?t really relevant anymore. So, what is the infringement on liberty in the case of creating a safe space for women? Let?s go with the subway example some more. Given that the use of such safe spaces is voluntary...
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    Flash Game Makes Players Beat Up "Tropes vs. Women" Creator

    Before I respond to any of that, I want to note that when I said "acknowledging you can't respond" I was referring to the fact that you said you had to go and wouldn't be able to comment. That is, "with the understanding that you aren't around to comment". That was in no way intended as a...