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G3 Podcast 11/22/2012 - WiiU Launch, Lawsuits, Black Friday

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On this Thanksgiving Week Edition of the G3 Podcast, Randal and Matt discuss the launch of the WiiU.

 

Some gaming critics and reviewers continue to stand by the fact that the WiiU wasn’t a successful launch. Matt disagrees with some points made, and agrees with others. Does Randal too? We’ll open the show discussing the WiiU, and what this product launch means longterm to the original Wii, the best selling 7th Gen Console.

We’ll then talk about copyright and lawsuits in video games, touching specifically upon the recent lawsuit filed against THQ and UFC Undisputed 3. A tattoo artist in Arizona alleges that Carlos Condit did not purchase the rights to his ribcage tattoo, and that he is owed damages based on his ownership of copyright. Now, THQ has been fairly careful with this for many years, dating back to Kurt Angle’s tattoo from the original WWF Smackdown Series. We’ve seen this recently in the movies as well. What sort of precedent might this lawsuit set, win or lose?

We’ll close this week’s G3 Podcast out on a happier note – With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both traditions are huge in the US, and are even making their way up to Canada. We’ll discuss Black Friday gaming sales in a whole, and talk about some of the better (and worst) gaming deals we’ve seen from major retailers.

The G3 Podcast is available to listen to starting at 8 PM Pacific Thursday evening / 11 PM Eastern Time.

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