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November 11, 2022 by Tim


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Acher4
Acher4
19 days ago

:rofl:

Anger makes us all have ghostly/ashy skin with red highlights.

Zanquis
Zanquis
19 days ago

How is that even an issue?
I just got long charger cables I can play and charge at the same time.
I am used to my kid forgetting so it is always on hand standing by.

Merida
Merida
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

I know what Tim is getting for is holiday gift~~

Killiak
Killiak
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

He probably has those, but you know; ‘in the moment’

WereCatf
WereCatf
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

What are you, a crazy man?! It’s God of War: every second spent on hunting for cables and plugging things in is wasted time that could’ve been spent far better in-game!

Pssh, the nerve on some people!

havok
havok
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

That’s so old school…….Powerbank and cable & Bob’s your uncle

Freddie
Freddie
19 days ago
Reply to  havok

Only voted up because Bob, indeed, is my uncle.

Bobbis
Bobbis
18 days ago
Reply to  havok

Pffft my sofa has USB points where the recline button is. Never need to worry about charging stuff 😀

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

If Sony would make a controller with more than 5 hours of battery life, this wouldn’t be an issue. Shouldn’t have to go wired again like a caveman to make up for it. Both Nintendo and Microsoft can make controllers that last for at least 20 hours, Sony needs to figure it out already.

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
19 days ago

Whaaat I get way more than 5 hours out of mine (either one of ’em). The Switch Pros last longer, sure, but I regularly practically Sun-up to sun-downed those things (me on GT7 and my friend on HFW). I’m more likely to burn out my hands than the controller battery in one sitting.

This is also true of my DS4 controller. It can go at least a solid 12-hour day on a charge and that one is about 10 years old. Yes, its a launch-day Destiny version that’s still being abused for steam games.

ocramot
ocramot
19 days ago
Reply to  Zanquis

Quoting Zeke from before the reboot,

“Cables? What are we, cavemen?”

Bry
Bry
19 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Gaming from sitting on the coffee table for an hour it is!
Or go old school and sit cross legged on the floor looking up at the TV lol

Extreme
Extreme
19 days ago
Reply to  Bry

Ow, my back hurts just looking at that cross legged comment.
…I’m so old now.

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
19 days ago
Reply to  Tim

A while back I made it a specific point to make sure I had a 10-footer of every relevant cable. HDMI, USB-C, USB-B, USB-micro, anything I had any reason to use, ever. They are now in a drawer section specifically for 10-foot cables… and I have needed them many times since then. It was a good investment even though it sounded and felt strange at the time. Oddly enough, in all cases but one, the cheapest way to get a 10-footer was to buy an amazon variety pack which had several other cables too. But also, as you mentioned, you… Read more »

Robert
Robert
19 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Our solution was everyone had an assigned controller. Got custom shells for them and everything.

Vampyrr
Vampyrr
18 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Can you connect it to a portable charger and that way be able to sit wherever?

Paul
Paul
19 days ago

Replace controller with laptop and you have my house.

“Would it kill you to leave the laptop plugged in while you’re playing your games!?”

WereCatf
WereCatf
19 days ago

I’m unfortunately a poor PC-bleb and I’ll have to wait for years to be able to play the new GoW 🙁 The previous one was absolutely glorious and I enjoyed it tremendously, but buying a PS5 just for one, single game would be a bit much.

I love that Sony has been releasing many of their games on PC in the recent years. I just wish they’d reduce the waiting-times a tad.

Kyoudai
Kyoudai
19 days ago
Reply to  WereCatf

understandable desire, but these games are part of what drive their console sales. They depend on the fact that some people will buy a console just for an exclusive.

I’m pretty convinced they ported Horizon and GoW to PC to help draw in more of the PC crowd, and I gotta say it worked on me.

Digi
Digi
19 days ago

This is why replacing batteries is better than a built in battery pack.

Ah well…..dig out the extra long charging cable.

Phaet
Phaet
19 days ago

Makes you wonder why people who like video games start a family in the first place.

Alex
Alex
19 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

It’s like Sims, with real life consequences and infinite compulsory DLCs

Jeromey Rome
Jeromey Rome
19 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Some might even say it’s one of the takes of all time

Phaet
Phaet
18 days ago
Reply to  Tim

I’m not familiar with that phrasing (English is my 3rd language).
Also why did so many people hate what I said? Didn’t they have siblings who kicked them out of video games saying “my turn!” ? Or mothers who were complaining “you spend too much time playing video games?” and didn’t come to a conclusion that this situation would not happen with no people around?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
18 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

Why people dislike it: It’s pretty bleak to suggest that the only way to enjoy video games is to completely give up on human interaction. As if it’s somehow a mistake for people to have a family, merely because that might occasionally hinder their playing of video games.

You’re not technically wrong that the situations you mention would be avoided by not having people around, but it’s actually depressing to pretend those are the only interactions you can have, or to pretend other people are nothing more than obstacles for playing video games.

Phaet
Phaet
18 days ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Yeah I noticed that there are people who for some reason “need” to have other people around. I never managed to understand it though. But at least I’m not forcing my lifestyle onto others like politicians do. I’d really suck as a politician haha

Robert
Robert
19 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

Contrary to popular belief, not all gamers are incels. Kids are all grown now, and I’m PC, but the consoles are still in box in case I ever need to interest some grandkids.

Dorander
Dorander
17 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Contrary to popular(?) belief, not all people who don’t want children are incels. I really don’t get why you brought that word into the conversation.

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
19 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

Things happen during update times. And really, why wouldn’t they? They bond easier with their children, pass on the tricks, the tactics, the packets of game notes from legacy games.

william scott
william scott
17 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

same reason sports fans start a family i assume… we learn not to question peoples life choices and let them enjoy it.

Scortch
Scortch
19 days ago

Ooh, rookie mistake Tim. But I feel that pain.

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
19 days ago

This is why I always have a back up set of controllers for every console 👍

Casper
Casper
19 days ago

And this – this – is why I have 2 controllers 😀

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
19 days ago
Reply to  Casper

I too enjoy rewarding Sony’s design flaws (piss poor battery life) by giving them even more money. 🙄

robin
robin
19 days ago

there are aftermarket controllers out there… no need to buy a sony

DanVzare
DanVzare
19 days ago
Reply to  Casper

I mean, the reason I have two controllers is for splitscreen. So anyone with a family should have at least two controllers.

william scott
william scott
17 days ago
Reply to  Casper

2nd controller not bad but i prefer a 5m cable daisy chanined into another 5m usb3.0 cable into my consoles.

that way i can sit back and chill while controller charges and never worry about batteries. i grew up with sega handheld, i did my share of system eating batteries to know why cabled is king.

WesleyRiot
WesleyRiot
19 days ago

oof, i felt this one

also: I waited a long time to play the previous GoW, and when I finally started, I gave up after a few hours because it was so unbearably tedious. is this game more of the same?

Bry
Bry
19 days ago
Reply to  WesleyRiot

Yes, it is more of the glorious same. I’ve found nothing wrong with it so far and loved the last one. Sorry you found it tedious, but it’s a good story related single player. Lots of emotion, but still lots of action

TRwolf2k
TRwolf2k
19 days ago

To quote a commercial jingle ♪’Plug it in, Plug it in’♪

RblDiver
RblDiver
19 days ago

This is one reason I prefer wired over wireless.

Dagroth
Dagroth
19 days ago
Reply to  RblDiver

Same, I used to have wireless keyboard and mouse. Of course they’d run out of battery power in the middle of playing a game. 😛

James Rye
James Rye
19 days ago

Ah, the wonders of parenthood. Which I don’t have ofc, so I can enjoy the comic without the knowing nodding. ^^

DanVzare
DanVzare
19 days ago

Needs a follow-up comic where he realizes he has a second controller… but then that also needs charging because no one ever uses it and the battery has drained.

Arcanum
Arcanum
19 days ago

I like how he’s “your son”, not his name or anything like that, implying this is Tim’s fault or responsibility.

Or maybe Tim just doesn’t want to put his son’s actual name in the comic, which is fair.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
19 days ago

I just had a horrible idea: Go all Arrested Development with the kid and scare him to remembering to charge the controller before he leaves for school or something by saying both of you to have to go to the store to get a new charger and then pretending to run over a guy and knocking off his prosthetic arm. “And that’s why you always charge the controller!”

…I’m not saying you should actually do it, it was just a random idea that sprung in my head. Arrested Development was golden.

Last edited 19 days ago by FireballDragon
Andrew
Andrew
19 days ago

I’m surprised you don’t already use wired controllers honestly.
The variable latency on wireless controllers is unbearable if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing, whereas wired is perfectly low latency and consistent every time as long as you have a good wire.
But I guess I’m more sensitive to it than most.

william scott
william scott
17 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

amen. people who go wireless are the same who argue modern digital music can compete with true analogue music. if you know what t expect it never stands a chance. they prob game in 480p vs true 8k

Pulse
Pulse
19 days ago

heh ill never go to only charging controllers. even my switch never spends much time away from its charger.

MarthKoopa
MarthKoopa
19 days ago

PlayStation controllers always being uncharged is super accurate. Wouldn’t happen with any Nintendo Pro Controller

Rolando
Rolando
19 days ago

I love how it’s always “YOUR son/daughter/mother/father/etc.” when said person did something wrong. Like, family members love to wash their hands regarding their relationship to said person at that time xD

Miguel
Miguel
19 days ago

If you don’t want to be tethered to the console or ac adapter via USB, you can use a power bank

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
19 days ago

Gotta have that extra one hidden.

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
19 days ago

This is literally 95% of why I own a power bank.

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
19 days ago

Lmao

Alcor
Alcor
19 days ago

I think the controllers are poorly designed, electrically. Their batteries run down when you’re not even playing.

Helldemon
Helldemon
17 days ago
Reply to  Alcor

Pretty sure all electronics do that.

Digi
Digi
17 days ago
Reply to  Helldemon

Yes they do.

Casra
Casra
19 days ago

You don’t have two? My wife and I have one for each of us.

Stef
Stef
18 days ago

“your son”, not “our son”?

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
18 days ago
Reply to  Stef

c’mon I can tell you, as a mom, I often say “your kids” and it means nothing

Stef
Stef
17 days ago

Honestly didn’t know this was a thing

Stef
Stef
17 days ago
Reply to  Stef

Why the downvote?

Dorander
Dorander
17 days ago
Reply to  Stef

It’s a rule of parenting. If he’s done something wrong (potentially), it’s “your son”. If responsibility needs to be shifted, from one parent to the other, it’s “our son”. If he does something right, it’s “my son”. Examples:

“Your son ate all the cookies.”
“Hun, our son needs to be picked up from school, can you do it?”
“First place! That’s my son!”

Cragfast
Cragfast
18 days ago

Funny that it’s God of War…reminds me of the way the guys says “boy” 🤣

Stef
Stef
17 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

that’s the joke

TamTroll
TamTroll
18 days ago

and THIS my friends, is the reason why Wired controllers are always superior.

Acorr
Acorr
18 days ago

Ah yes, playing Bloodborne with console and screen at arms reach on the cold floor…

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
18 days ago

Let me introduce you to Zendure…
https://zendure.com/collections

Meatballs_21
Meatballs_21
17 days ago

At least they’re using the PS5 and not playing Roblox on their iPad again

william scott
william scott
17 days ago

and people wonder why i have a daisy chain of usb extension cables across my lounge room… never run out of power if your cabled in.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
16 days ago

A long way from the “where’s the hug” button.