WildCards: Gay Captain America, Marvel’s Civil War, and Pretentious Indie Games!

The most recent CCS Patreon Livestream was so good that we have decided to split it into two WildCards compilations!

In Part 1, LaughingMan and CineMax spend most of the running time ignoring their fans so that they can have a discussion about arbitrary changes to iconic fictionial characters in order to send a positive message (#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend), the “bleak and sour” feel of Marvel’s film adaptation of the Civil War storyline, as well as seemingly flawless female protagonists (and antogonists, too!) who never have anything bad happen to them — lest their creators get accused of mysogyny.

Afterwards, the two are joined by (at this point) series regular Kahuna Drake to talk some more about the recent upcropping of pretentious indie “non-games” trying to beat gamers over the head with this or that political message. CineMax also introduces everyone to “Loneliness” — a short flash game with a message at the end (SPOILER: the message is about high suicide rates in South Korea) that’s basically the entire walking simulator genre in a nutshell.

Part 2 coming out next week!

References:

Captain America x The Winter Soldier:

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/05/captain-america-civil-war-steve-rogers-sharon-carter-bucky-barnes

Male tester takes umbrage with Uncharted 4’s “strong, independent womyn” antagonist, Polygon slams him for wrong-think:

http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/23/11748426/uncharted-4-neil-druckmann-interview-women-characters

Polygon sucks at Doom (2016), plays the victim card:

Polygon’s "first thirty minutes" of Doom was played by someone with no experience playing FPS games. They disabled ratings/comments after people pointed it out. from gaming

Loneliness (Suicide in South Korea) Flash Game:

http://www.necessarygames.com/my-games/loneliness/flash

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

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