Delicately woven: video game crossovers

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Video game crossovers tend to be popular with fans and businesses alike. Companies have realised that combining their brand with another well-known franchise can improve the popularity of both; and fans love to see their favourite characters meet for new adventures in familiar worlds. This thinking though has led to some bizarre mashups that seem to have been haphazardly thrown together in a late-night boardroom meeting.

Take Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe for example, the fighting game that doesn’t feature what Mortal Kombat enthusiasts want the most: over-the-top finishing moves. Or Sonic & All-Stars Racing, a release diluted through the inclusion…

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