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Morning Hangover #45: Raymond Wonders Where Is The Disney Love And Patrick Is Down Like Chinatown

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Posted September 1, 2009 - By r_pad

Welcome to "Morning Hangover" -- an excellent way to start your day with the crew at TheFeed...no matter what you're recovering from. Every morning you'll hear musings from two of TheFeed's editors and have the chance to share your thoughts on what's going on in the gaming world. So buckle up, eat your Wheaties, and keep reading!
 
Morning Hangover #45: Raymond Wonders Where Is The Disney Love And Patrick Is Down Like Chinatown
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Raymond Padilla: When news broke of Disney acquiring Marvel, TheFeed readers (mostly) reacted negatively. People left comments saying that Disney will sugarcoat Marvel's comics, ruin the company, force Marvel EIC Joe Quesada to wear a tie, and be the worst thing that ever happened to comics. What the f*&k is wrong with (most of) you?!? The majority of the reactions I read yesterday were idiotic. Disney is a smart and well-run company. Completely transforming Marvel into "family friendly" entertainment would be moronic. Do you really think that's what Disney will do? Really?!?
 
I guess it's like that time when Disney forced Donald and Goofy into every segment of ESPN's Sportscenter. Do you remember when it made ABC turn Desperate Housewives into a prim and proper show about a neighborhood knitting circle? Or that time it altered the season finale of Lost so that everyone lived happily ever after? So many readers (sadly) are focusing on stupid, imaginary scenarios of Disney softening characters like Deadpool, The Punisher, and Wolverine. Why don't you focus on all the money and resources Marvel will have at its disposal, now that it's part of a much larger company? Come on people!
 
 
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Patrick Klepek: One of the suggestions tossed out in the various threads about Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars coming to the iPhone yesterday centered around Apple implementing a "premium applications" section on the iTunes marketplace. The existence of a 'premium applications' section could facilitate larger games that demand a higher price. I understand the concept and even agree with the premise that simply inventing a premium tier would help people accept the idea of higher-priced games, but why is that needed? What's the difference between a $19.99 game in the regular marketplace or a premium marketplace? I can't come up with reasons why I agree, despite already agreeing. My head hearts.
 

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