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Joaquin Phoenix becomes the Joker and PlayStation Classic is announced #DailyHotTake

Phoenix walks the line between silly and sadistic.

If you like nostalgia recontextualized for modern times, then have we got a Twitter news roundup for you. Here’s this week’s #DailyHotTake.

PlayStation Classic

Nintendo set the world on fire a couple weeks when it released the NES Classic, a miniature replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 pre-installed games from the console’s rich library. These flew off the shelves as did its counterpart the SNES Classic the following year. Sony is attempting to capture some of that success with a similar product that doesn’t even attempt to differentiate itself in terms of branding. Where the PlayStation Classic may truly differentiate is in its offerings. Time will tell if its price and the games it comes with will trigger nostalgia hysteria like the Nintendo Classics did.

Joaquin Phoenix is cast as The Joker in upcoming film

This isn’t video game related but this bit of news is very relevant to the staff’s interests.

Telltale Games cancels The Walking Dead

We know we buried the lede here, but this is perhaps the most important piece of news this week. Telltale Games reported that they are cancelling the final season of The Walking Dead due to the company’s closure. Rumos say, however, that they are attempting to resurrect the final season of their The Walking Dead series even after they close down. While many fans are excited for this effort, it is a bit of a sticky and unethical situation. For starters, most of the laid off staff didn’t receive any sort of severance so an attempt to appeal to fans seems in poor taste when the developers who worked tirelessly to keep the company afloat are getting shafted. Additionally, the team who worked on the game originally may not be the ones to finish it which would be an even bigger dark spot on their legacy.

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Written by Marcus Garrett

Marcus created Top Shelf Gaming to celebrate the awesome things about the video game industry while challenging the areas of the video game community that could be improved. He loves playing guitar and eating tacos, but never at the same time.

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