For Marvel, it's been out with one Norton and in with another. Following two years of disputes
between Marvel and actor Ed Norton over his role as The Incredible Hulk
, we now have Norton Internet Security becoming a promotional partner of Marvel's films to the rallying cry of "Assemble the Ultimate Protection". Seeing the Norton logo stamped on everything from behind-the-scenes footage of Captain America
to interviews with the Avengers film crew
is strange to say the least. But these videos are some high-quality offerings. In exchange, the Marvel Avengers Alliance
Facebook game recently came out with a new giftable item for players -- the Norton Shield
So it's free, but what good is it? Well, according to players
, the Norton Shield works "like Iron-man's Level 6 Deflector Shield, Invisible Woman's Level 6 Force Field" and "removes negative states (like Poisoned, Burning etc)". I've also noticed that the more health your character has, the more health the shield will give you. I personally used it in my fight against Magneto and it did a good job of protecting my agent from his physical attacks. If there's enough health around, it's meant to last you for three turns. As for the rest, it offers a PVP bonus of +15 in Attack, +31 in Defense, and sells for 10 Silver.
And yes, players have already made jokes that if Norton Shield worked like the real thing, using it will make you character lag "in a permanent state of Slow."
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