Chattycast 33: Loves Whatever a Spider Can

In which the gang celebrates Valentine's Day in the most romantic way possible: by discussing comic books and classic video games.


This week, host Steve Watts has a very special Valentine for Ozzie Mejia, Daniel Perez, and Andrew Zucosky. The four exchange longing glances while discussing the Spider-Man movie rights, last-gen ports, the changing relevance of Metacritic, and a Nintendo primer. Plus, the gang continues the lengthy topic discussion started last week, moving into the best of 8-bit games.

Thanks as always to those who provided our topic suggestions this week: melkore, Amusatron, dael, and Psigun. If you want see your name in lights, keep an eye on Chatty to suggest topics! And, special thanks to Chatty user dael for contributing music to the show, and to Bryan "Doctor Games" Carr for production assistance.

Off-Topic: Spidey is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The panel's reaction?
Segment 1: 
Are we going to continue to get ports of PS3/Xbox360 games this year or is DmC one of the last before we are firmly in this generation? The Last of Us was a great remake so, I'm not opposed to more remakes. I'm just concerned publishers are leaning too much on last gen hits to pad their bottom line. 
Segment 2: 
Let's hypothesize Metacritic's relevance becomes so diminished as to be dropped by publishers as the crude, ham-fisted benchmark for determining whether a game is "successful." Publishers being publishers, they will doubtlessly find a new crude, ham-fisted benchmark to take its place. What do you think it will be?
Segment 3: 
I just got a Wii U. Never had a Nintendo before and all the classics are at my fingertips. I've never played a Mario or a Zelda or a Metro is. How should I proceed?
Segment 4: What is the best console game from each generation? (This week: 8-bit)

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