Cat Context 22: Like an 8-bit Shampoo Commercial
This week on Cat Context we talk about Remember Me’s difficulty finding financing, argue over whether the Super Mario Brothers movie is any good, and discover the limitations of SWTOR’s free-to-play plan.
Remember Me had an uphill battle because its lead character is a woman. In that spirit, we talk a bit about our favorite women in games, how much we identify with our characters, and the effect that romancing Garrus can have on straight gamer dudes. (Hint: none at all.) We also launch a new segement: Games on Film! This week it’s 1993’s Super Mario Brothers. How did this movie happen, and did anyone actually read the script beforehand? Is Mario’s last name really “Mario”? Aro and Elly think the movie is delightfully awful whereas Liore actually kind of liked it. Go fig.
Also, Aro gets angry about SWTOR’s f2p system! Elly plays more phone games! Liore + Kerrigan, TLF!
As always Liore is joined by the most excellent Arolaide and Ellyndrial. This week’s call is from Doone — thanks Doone! Folks can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @Liores, or call our voice mail at (347) 565-4673.
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* Super Mario Brothers movie for free on YouTube
* Two articles on SMB the movie from GameInformer and Den of Geek
* A huge list of DOS games that we don’t know for sure are very good
* Polygon on the Remember Me difficulties
* Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years
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