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  • Relive 11th Grade English Class with The Great Gatsby Video Game   3 years 11 weeks ago

    After the horror that was Eternal Sonata, I'm a little squeemish about games based on historical events, composers, or literature.
    On the other hand, not a bad way to teach kids.

  • Shuffle Time 019: C'mon Baby   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Also you forgot to mention that all characters involved in JRPG romances are girls. Though your illustration of it does convey that implication.

  • Shuffle Time 019: C'mon Baby   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Dragon Age: Origins! I knew I should have covered them with excessive amounts of blood splatter

  • Shuffle Time 019: C'mon Baby   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong but, that second to last panel... does that reference Fable? Or a different American RPG?

  • Corpse Run 077: SAT Words   3 years 11 weeks ago

    @Alex: No way! You should leave it that way, I think it's more hilarious.

  • Corpse Run 077: SAT Words   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Wow, totally didn't notice that until now! Will fix when I get home =P

  • Corpse Run 077: SAT Words   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Just looking at your first panel, you challenged shirty but no one thought to challenge "thiing?"

  • Corpse Run 077: SAT Words   3 years 11 weeks ago

    The problem is, your feedback doesn't matter to them. Nature of government-run anything: when there's no bottom-line accountability, there's no incentive to be or do better. Had the same sort of headaches when I lived in DC and used their Metro. And don't even get me started on Amtrak, the biggest government mass transportation failure in history.

  • Sony Brings It With NGP, Nintendo Claims It's Already Been Broughten with 3DS   3 years 13 weeks ago

    The "people" will most likely decide based on price. If the NGP is priced at more than $300 then the 3DS is sure to get another quick headstart. Sony is very smart for not listing a price yet as it gives them time to measure how big the hype is for their system.

  • Corpse Run 073: Buh-dum tissssch   3 years 13 weeks ago

    Yours is a fool's dream. A fool's DREAM!!! Muahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    I've been loosing all faith in Bethesda not long after Morrowind came out. After that it seemed as though the quality of their games continued to plummet. Skyrim using the new Creation Engine might be a step in the right direction, but while new it is still based on the Gamebryo engine which both Oblivion and the Fallout games used. If I had any faith at all in the studio's ability to design a bug free (or at least bug light) engine, then I'd be excited about it, but until I see it in action I'm not expecting much from it.

    The only good news is that they're going to use the Havok Behavior software for character animations instead of the crappy system they were using before. Then again, they're abandoning SpeedTree for an inhouse designed bit of software. SpeedTree is used to create realistic looking plants and trees in games.

  • Corpse Run 073: Buh-dum tissssch   3 years 13 weeks ago

    I just hope they contract the writing portion of the game off to Obsidian. Bethesda can't make compelling story or characters to save their lives.

  • Corpse Run 073: Buh-dum tissssch   3 years 13 weeks ago

    YEAHHHHH! I like this comic. I hope that Skyrim will be better than that as well.

  • Why Do Games for Girls Suck?   3 years 14 weeks ago

    This topic is one that always makes me roll my eyes (the topic, not your piece). Really, any time a minority claims exclusion from something, I'm immediately skeptical. Exclusion from games is even more problematic to prove since it's about personal habits, not institutions (like Golf tournaments excluding women).

    I just don't see the sexism that you do. In fact, I see almost worshipful admittance of any girl/woman the second they show interest in "guy games". Just look at how dotingly gamers attach to Jessica Chobot or Olivia Munn. Look at how much attention the averagely-attractive girl gets when she plays Gears of War with the guys. Not only are they not excluded, they are pined for (i.e. "I wish my girlfriend would play games with me").

    I place the vast majority of the onus on female culture and it's strict rules of conduct. Whenever I ask a girl why she doesn't play games, or worse yet, why she would never even TRY them, the answer is always something like "that's a guy's domain". It's also invariably said with an air of "oh those silly boys and their toys"...with that little bit of superiority.

    This mentality is changing, slowly but surely. I think it has absolutely nothing to do with developers changing their methods, other than maybe offering the player the option of playing as either Hero or Heroine. But once you choose your gender in-game, Fallout New Vegas is JUST as much fun for a woman as it is for a guy (just ask my girlfriend, who got addicted to the game for weeks).

    My (way too long) point is, if women want this stigma against gaming changed, it needs to come from the inside out.

  • Shuffle Time 001 by Lizzy Dawson   3 years 14 weeks ago

    @taltamir

    >.<

    Thanks for catching that. On our old layout the comics could be wide. For now we have a temporary fix where the right sidebar is pushed down. We will find a more elegant solution soon.

  • Corpse Run 072: It never is   3 years 14 weeks ago

    The Giants hurt themselves in confusion.

  • Corpse Run 072: It never is   3 years 14 weeks ago

    Hahahaha, well done Alex. Just so you know, Eli Manning tried using Dig in Week 15 against the Eagles. It was also not very effective.

  • Shuffle Time 005 by Lizzy Dawson   3 years 14 weeks ago

    Looks like Red Dead Redemption.

  • Shuffle Time 005 by Lizzy Dawson   3 years 14 weeks ago

    what game is that?

  • Shuffle Time 001 by Lizzy Dawson   3 years 14 weeks ago

    this page is malformed, the sidebar covers half the comic and hides it. I tested in chrome, firefox, and IE8.

    It is possible to view by right clicking and selecting "copy image location" and pasting it into a new page (there are several other ways too)

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 14 weeks ago

    When you're choosing just ten games to talk about, it's impossible to please everybody. To keep myself from going crazy, I restricted my list to non-expansion games that had firm 2011 release dates and popular appeal and/or were a long time coming. Sadly, this meant I had to leave out Mass Effect 3 (which has a non-specific Holiday 2010 release date at the moment) and many PC titles in niche genres.

    In my opinion, each sequel on the list looks to significantly improve on its predecessor(s). (And RAGE is just eye-catching and original.) As someone who really liked the original Dead Space, Dead Space 2 just missed the list; it adds a multiplayer mode but offers no major gameplay changes.

    As for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which you could say also has been a long time coming, it's no longer Warren Spector and Harvey Smith's baby. Given Eidos' recent track record, I have to say I'm not very optimistic about the game.

    All things considered, everyone has his or her own top 10 list. This one was just mine. Release-wise, 2011 looks to be the biggest gaming year yet. The upcoming hardware that I can hopefully tinker with makes the outlook even sweeter--PSP2, PlayStation Phone, and especially the 3DS. And of course, iOS games will continue to pick up pace. Happy gaming in 2011!

  • Shuffle Time 016: Hey, Hey! Listen!   3 years 14 weeks ago

    i used to record pc game theme music from my soundblaster to a tape deck so i could listen in the car while driving

  • Corpse Run 071: Official canon   3 years 14 weeks ago

    Once I clicked on the FFVII song you were referencing this comic became instantly hilarious.

    Either way, you are one whacked out guy, Alex.

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 14 weeks ago

    HI, thanks a lot for this. It really helped me out!

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 14 weeks ago

    It's gonna be a good gaming year.

  • Square Announces Final Fantasy XIII-2 for 2012   3 years 14 weeks ago

    I get the feeling I'm the only guy in the world who actually mostly enjoyed FFX-2... Though that was mostly for the battle system. The story and presentation of FFX was absolutely better.

    What I don't understand from that trailer is how so much could have changed in that world in so little time, since Lightning is clearly the same age. And how is this ready before Versus XIII and Agito?

    While I was lukewarm on the characters in FFXIII and only liked Lightning and Sazh, the story was lacking and the script's delivery (at least in english) was awkward and at times just lame. I didn't feel the same emotional empathy as I did to IV, VII, VIII, IX, and X. Hopefully this sequel will bring some of that back. And let me control my entire party!