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Gears 5 and WWE 2K16 being within the Terminator universe[edit]

Hey, I checked out the articles in question and found out that there are indeed playable characters based on machines from the Terminator franchise. However, it doesn't seem to be more than that, which is to say that within both games they are intended as either novelty additions as in the case of WWE 2K16, or as DLC for multiplayer. In neither of these cases are they related to the plot or setting of either game. Looking at the list, Mortal Kombat 11 is listed as well, as again, a machine from the franchise is a playable character. Games in that franchise have featured many popular characters such as the Xenomorphs from the Aliens franchise, but it would be absurd to classify the game as taking part in that universe. The recurring theme here seems to be that these additions to the list amount to little more than pop culture references and are isolated from any deeper meaning within the broader context of the game. On the Mortal Kombat X article, there are a lot of categories like this, i.e Alien vs. Predator category, Friday the 13th category, etc, but in opening those, the game is actually not listed as being amongst the video games in the franchise. I think the compromise here could be that the games are removed from the Terminator category, but the categories kept. That way there's no implication that they're set within that universe, but the categories can still be kept. What do you think? Another options when looking at another game, Bulletstorm, is to change the category to include an additional tab for "related games", but in that entry, the Duke Nukem character is actually added as part of the main game, so I don't know if the terminator characters in the games above are "related" in the same way as Duke is to that game. Eik Corell (talk) 21:31, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eik Corell: While I would agree with your opinion in that these technically aren't Terminator games, I do think that these affiliations with the franchise should at least have a passing mention. Another case is Negan from The Walking Dead, who appears in Tekken 7 as DLC. The game itself is in the template for the show. I would agree with the latter suggestion, a new tab could be added as 'Related media' instead of 'Related games'; that way we can include other mediums that had a similar situation to these games. The Optimistic One (talk) 23:25, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Eastwatch[edit]

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