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Analog and D-Pad 06.15

January 13, 2020 by Tim


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Alex
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Alex

Probably something to do with not deleting Internet Explorer’s history. Or Windows crashing while setting a new record on 3D Pinball Space Cadet.

Jay J
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Jay J

At least there’s no penguins this time. https://cad-comic.com/comic/scheme/

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

I’m not entirely convinced yet. Ted has used other people to do his dirty work before (not just through mind control, the “old” Scott was a willing accomplice), so there is still enough room in this plot for a “fowl” character.
It would be particularly amusing if he gets another punch to the face from Zeke: https://cad-comic.com/comic/deserved/

MRD
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MRD

I, too, have been waiting for Ted to make an appearance.

Itrme
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Itrme

What if Ted contacted this guy over a forum or something and is still behind it. Like having this guy do his dirty work

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Woah, that takes me back. Sort of shows how much Tim’s grown as an artist, doing action scenes. A lot has changed in the past decade.

And a few strips later there are Skyrim jokes, which was at the time the most recent and up to date single player Elder Scrolls game in the series.

… come on, Bethesda.

raven0ak
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raven0ak

too many red rings happened with your xbox?

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

Windows 10? – I mean I just tolerate its annoying quirks, probably not alone in that. And others have actually lost data or had major setbacks because of it.

Binstah
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Binstah

More like Windows Vista – that was a major pile of shit

SiriusRex
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SiriusRex

Ha, I came here to say that! If anything was going to drive someone mad, it was Vista!

Ashi
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Ashi

Never got over Windows 8.1

Merendel
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Merendel

ya the whole windows 10 update was a major PITA for me. I did a fresh install on a separate hard drive and after it was all up and ready to go I pluged my old win 7 drive back in and 10 nuked the MBR on the 7 drive somehow. Was able to recover the data but had to rebuild the OS on that drive which was a situation I specifically was trying to avoid by haveing it unpluged during the upgrade. Actually pissed me off enough to format the 10 drive and put linux on it instead.

Borntral
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Borntral

Never had a problem with Windows 10 and use it since it is available.

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

Probably. He did send out an army of robots with the RROD on them, after all.

Alex
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Alex

I hope the Master’s real name is Ted.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

“I was a young, carefree chick, barely having waddled from my mother’s clutch… and then they captured me and turned me into THIS.”

Jannis Tenbrink
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CONSOLE WARS CROSSOVER???

Steve
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Steve

“Warui akuma” seems to be “evil fire demon” from a quick Google search. Maybe Microsoft deleted his research or personal photos? Except you’d think he’d heard of back-ups…

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

Canceling Scalebound maybe?

no thanks nintendo
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no thanks nintendo

He’s talking about machines being disappointments. I don’t think a game being canceled fits the bill.

MarthKoopa
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MarthKoopa

Akuma and Warui both use the same kanji, 悪, so it feels a bit redundant to me

Jortalus
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Jortalus

That’s either intentional or appropriate. Either way, the guy’s a weeb, not actually Japanese.

Rex Vivat
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Rex Vivat

That fits pretty well, since he’s basically calling them “evil devil”.

Rachel
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Rachel

The subtext may have changed since I last studied Japanese but those words to my knowledge are actually “bad evil”. I would normally not trust Google translate.

leduk
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leduk

well now YOU are the google search 3rd result

MRD
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MRD

“You drove me to that… Gave me no other choice.” It may be a bit of cliche, but THAT is the sign of a narcissist.

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

Yeah, this guy is full of himself (and something else, for that matter). His argument is particularly weak when paired with the 3rd panel of this comic: https://cad-comic.com/comic/analog-and-d-pad-01-10/
“I don’t want to hurt anyone” – indeed

foducool
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foducool

“I won’t ever forgive them for that day I was playing a ranked game and the windows 10 surprise update struck”

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

I’m hoping the next issue if a flashback to explain wtf is going on. And why Ethan needs to admit anything. Am I forgetting something about Ethan and machines?

SpeCter
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SpeCter

Ethan owns a game store which unsurprisingly sells gaming hardware(machines).
He is telling Ethan to admit that machines control them and that they will lead to disappointment.

GeorgeV
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GeorgeV

Ethan specifically doesn’t (beyond admitting that he was wrong to oppose this guy). (according to this guy) everyone should agree that machines are evil. He just dislikes Ethan/Analog (and D-pad) for foiling his earlier attempt at destroying a game convention with his robots.

SuperSyrias
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SuperSyrias

Calling it now, Captain Prime is an intelligence and tech based hero and the master is related to her in some way. He wanted her to stop being a hero but she doesnt want to stop. so he thinks if he kills all tech, then she has to stop since she then cant have superpowers via tech anymore.

yes, super farfetched but i wanted to “call” something at least once in my life

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

I knew it. That damn paperclip has ruined countless lives…

Erik B
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Erik B

It looks like you’re writing a post on a webcomic comment section. May I be of assistance?

Leon
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Leon

A human Ted……….

Pulse
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Pulse

or penguin in a human suit

Ashi
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Ashi

Someone should probably give this guy a copy of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Ideally from MegaGame, so he’ll have to spend about 3 hours dealing with Rob.

The rAt
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The rAt

Can’t decide if he’s just (justifiably) salty about Windows 10, or if there’s going to be a literal “Red Ring of Death” scenario.

Scortch
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Scortch

I love that even Ethan can see treating the Xbot like garbage is going to backfire.

Halosty
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Halosty

Hey Ethan might not know… much of anything… but he’s definitely trope savvy.

Twilight Faze
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I recall a time waaaaaaaaaaaay back in Windows 95 (or around that OS era) where there were issues with internet security. Nothing major, but it was like the golden age of “hackers” (I use this term loosely. It was just people who knew how to guess passwords easily) at the time. I was still a little kid and remember some embarrassing photos got leaked at school. Wouldn’t surprise me if Chubs here had a similar experience.

Siku The Destroyer
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Siku The Destroyer

Sometimes the different comics are loosely based on what Tim has experienced. I wonder if this plot with MS, is something he has gone through. THAT’S the story I wanna hear.

Brian
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Brian

This dude is a Men in Black level android suit and there’s a evil murderous penguin inside we ALL know it is.

rSky
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rSky

I’m waiting for Questionable Content’s Pintsize to show up on a crossover. THEN the Master will know the harm a machine can do.

Shiva
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Shiva

Pintsize is not that evil, tbh.
He’s just a.. pain in the ass 🙂

Erik B
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Erik B

Literally! He carries around toys for that very purpose! ….shudder*

rSky
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rSky

I’m not saying he’s evil, I’m saying he can do harm. Take a look at his hard drive and your psyche will be forever damaged.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Death by Clippy. Ethan would be Ethan by being unwise but trolling to see which microsoft quote sets this guy off.

Jamie
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Jamie

Really awkward when you get an ad for Microsoft Azure right under the comic…

Him.
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Him.

Tim.
All that 1.0 Scott had to go somewhere, eh?

EvilDrZ
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EvilDrZ

Anyone else hear Morpheus from The Matrix when reading the Master’s monologue?

Kuraimizu
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Kuraimizu

The thing he is forgetting is that the majority of current technology that is controlled by an actual Artificial intelligence is between 0% and 1%. and the majority of AI is bots in computer games. Most AIs don’t pose an actual threat to humans. It’s how humans use technology, that poses a threat to other humans. It’s not technology against the humans, or the use of technology is bad, it’s basically humans deciding how they will use technology to benefit off of, or hurt other humans, the problem is the majority of all suffering is Human versus Human. Lost your… Read more »

Tonkin
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Tonkin

This has timed perfectly with flash player being dumped

Banjo
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Banjo

Ethan… is being the voice of reason??

Pulse
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Pulse

so who thinks the bot has been recording, decrypting, and replicating the no boom signal for awhile now and is gonna turn chunky here into a meat patty for vengence?

James
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James

I wouldnt be surprised that hes doing everything in his power to achieve freedom, but I hope it doesnt go all the way with Zeke killing the master. It would suck from the perspective of getting Zeke to be in the story more, since as it is he is being forced to do everything bad against his will . He could become a hero and interact with the cast normally outside of people being captured or in some kind of nemesis duel. If he killed the master after being freed then he would basically be forced to be a villain.… Read more »

Karrde
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Karrde

I love how his forehead is further out from his face than his chin. 10/10