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Console War, p59

April 7, 2017 by Tim

The Console War tends to be very difficult to write, or very easy. This one just fell in my lap. I checked my Switch, I can’t see any really noticeable bending, but I’m all paranoid now.

In other news, the specs for Project Scorpio are out, and oof… it’s a beast.

CEO Kaz Hirai couldn’t resist throwing some shade, though!

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(It’s a joke account.)

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Flintlocke
Flintlocke
4 years ago

Dat mustache, tho.

Tom L
Tom L
4 years ago

That’s a parody account, not Sony’s CEO.

jpic89
jpic89
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

To be fair, the part where you said it was a joke account was hidden by the “read more” button, so some people might not have noticed it.

Slinky Dinkets
Slinky Dinkets
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I actually didn’t know it was one until I clicked the “read more.” So my first reaction was “wow.” Which then lead to just an “oh.” 🙂

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I didn’t knew, guess it was too good to be true.

Caldwell Thomas
Caldwell Thomas
4 years ago

I’m telling you I must be lucky *knock on wood* I haven’t had a single problem with my switch.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

I haven’t had any issues with my Switch either. Got it day one. Granted, I probably don’t play as much as others haha.

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

It’s pretty cool we got a third party joining the war with the Switch which seems to stand a chance against Xbos and PS, but not everything seems to go perfect for it. And the Scorpio sounds awesome with 6 teraflops, can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like in the console war when it comes out.^^

Slinky Dinkets
Slinky Dinkets
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

The start of some nuclear war would be… interesting.

Statue of the Gamers
Statue of the Gamers
4 years ago
Reply to  Slinky Dinkets

It’s been established that weapons are games and nukes (or at least air strikes) are SUPER popular games, or alternatively new portions of systems like access to cloud networks, so SSB4 Would be the WiiU’s main nuke while Splatoon would be a mighty rocket launcher or gattling gun or possibly an air strike. Pokemon and mario are probably standard fare top notch pistols, altough pkmn Stars for the switch will be most likely rank as a stellar *rimshot* assualt rifle. Scribblenauts, any mario game, LoZ, Kirby, etc. are all assorted weapons for Nintendo. Peripherals like amiiboo are apparently grenades. A… Read more »

pulse
pulse
4 years ago

if the bending is from overheating i can kinda see it happening, mine does get pretty hot in the dock while im using it for tv play over long periods. best advice i can give is dont do longer then 6-7 hour docked play sessions.

Snow
Snow
4 years ago
Reply to  pulse

Problem is that many have had it happen that don’t even use the dock as well. Some part on the board is going down regardless in some models. But at the very least, everyone I know who has contacted Nintendo for it has got a replacement set up quickly.

Contradictio
Contradictio
4 years ago

Parody account, Tim

Jay
Jay
4 years ago
Reply to  Contradictio

Yeahh… He says that right underneath it.

prime_pm
prime_pm
4 years ago

Anyone who doesn’t imagine the Switch Captain with the voice of Steven Jay Blum is a bastard.

Caldwell Thomas
Caldwell Thomas
4 years ago
Reply to  prime_pm

I was thinking Kevin Conroy…

User
User
4 years ago

Curious. How planned out do you have the overall console war story? Will you ever touch upon the Ouya or Steam machine systems again? Like maybe how they’ve been all but obliterated? 🙂

Jonathan Sisler
Jonathan Sisler
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

DARN! I saw your comment appear! This comment system rocks!

Bob the Adventurer
Bob the Adventurer
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

one thing id like to see is a map drawn up of the current battlefield

Bob the Adventurer
Bob the Adventurer
4 years ago

also project scorpio sounds like either an urber soldier or some kind of tank, proberly a tank as this seems to be the second console war

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

Yeah, I’d like to see if it is based on some kind of “World war” aka users/buyers throughout the world with lines or more of a central battlefield like in Europe.

User
User
4 years ago

So . . . I left a comment and it got deleted. What’s up with that?

User
User
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

OK, OK. Simmer down. Not familiar with the new system.

MadHater
MadHater
4 years ago

Pft. The bending is really from just 4 Reddit users and at least one of them supposedly (see what I did there, Mr. Paranoia) a PS4 troll.

That being said: ring of death 360? Overheating PS3/4? Or too noisy?

Mind
Mind
4 years ago
Reply to  MadHater

Actually, Mine and my sons Switches are both getting the bend, in different ways, his is literally bowed, if you lay it on its screen on the table you can rock it back and forth about an eighth of an inch, whereas on mine the right side of the screen is literally coming out of the console. That and if I don’t have the right side of my left joycon aiming EXACTLY at my switch, it may as well not exist if I have it more than 8 feet away from the console. now, as for my PS4? Horizon caused… Read more »

MightyThor34
MightyThor34
4 years ago

Anyone else having problems paging backwards and forwards on the new site? Wednesday’s comic was posted a bit late or I missed it for whatever reason, either way before reading today’s comic I wanted to go back to read the new one so I did the following Started on the home page, hit the “previous comic button” which is an arrow to the left on the home page. I then hit the left again to confirm that I had read the previous comic (Monday’s), I then hit the forward button to return to the Wednesday comic. This all worked correctly.… Read more »

shpelley
shpelley
4 years ago

There is an issue with comic navigation. Seems when I hit the site I still see the “Barrel Awareness” comic on load. Have to hit “Latest Comic” or “Next” in the navigation in order to get to the newest comic.

slinky dinkets
slinky dinkets
4 years ago
Reply to  shpelley

I didn’t experience the problem. Maybe you’re having internet caching problems?

Vlad
Vlad
4 years ago
Reply to  shpelley

Yes, happens to me too.

RblDiver
RblDiver
4 years ago
Reply to  shpelley

Same issue here. Always defaults to “Barrel Awareness,” and can’t get the Next button without hitting another first.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I have to do all of that every time but reloading the page once I get there fixes it. This is on Chrome windows 7, Firefox windows 7, Edge windows 10, and Chrome windows 10.

I’m pretty sure this is also related to the way that navigating doesn’t actually change the URL. I’m presuming you are using some kind of current gen CDN? If so, likely the problem is there as they tend to send caching headers that are not necessarily correct.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Err, I should have been clearer. This problem is exacerbated by the odd navigation behavior on the main page (it not taking you to the page of the previous/next strip, but just replacing the strip in-line, while not setting a history event).

That said, this exact problem is likely just caching that needs to be cleaned up.

RblDiver
RblDiver
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Interesting, so clearing the cookies didn’t do anything, but disabling ABP fixed it.

itsid
itsid
4 years ago
Reply to  RblDiver

the magic of WP 🙁 archive is NOT showing up at all for me (i can select but content-div remains empty) I can barely browse the comics in chronical order (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’T) WP sucks, it always does …it’s your leatherman… can do everything really, but if you need a screwdriver you’d rather grab that if you need tweezers you rather grab those… and if you need a website you rather pick something other than a premade CMS that’s cluttered to the brim (sending 1.2MB to show a blank screen) Yeah well we all make bad decisions… Read more »

Erik
Erik
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I am not a computer guy whatsoever, but I have this same thing. I type either cad-comic.com or cad-comic.com/cad and it still defaults to barrel awareness (as of 2017-04-11). I am on Chrome (couldn’t tell you what version). Googled how to remove cookies, did so, and it still defaults to Barrel Awareness. Also ran into a hiccup while going through comics and reading the comments section, it got hung up on the early access comic for a while (also today 2017-04-11), and thought that was the final comic for a while until I typed the url again. I read the… Read more »

mjc
mjc
4 years ago
Reply to  shpelley

I had the same problem twice this week. I had to click the logo at the top to get the latest strip, and then I bookmarked that page since my bookmark was a different URL. And now I just had to do it again to see this strip because it was still on the Earliest Access strip.

Latest version of Chrome. I can try clearing cookies, but I won’t know if it worked until Monday.

Vedrit
Vedrit
4 years ago

Oh snap, that dis on the XBONE was so hot, it just red-ringed!

Ajedi32
Ajedi32
4 years ago

I’m so glad the comments are back. It was starting to feel like a ghost town here with nobody around to talk about the new comics with. Even the forums almost never had a thread about them.

The Legacy
The Legacy
4 years ago

Neat comic… I would say though it would be even funnier if it was called “The Bends”, instead of “The Bend”, since it would be an off-hand reference to the real-life bends, which is a decompression sickness. It could fit here. 😛

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  The Legacy

What makes you think it isn’t?

RP
RP
4 years ago

Well. Just my luck to buy the system 2 weeks before knowing about problems like this. Am I regretting it? Nah, Legend of Zelda is solid. Exploration is my favorite shtick. What I do find somewhat annoying is the item radar. It may be confusing at time. Still. Good way to get the treasure chest you missed. Speaking of exploration, it feels like Nintendo took a lot from Shadow of The Collossus, mostly because the atmosphere. I do wonder if I am ever gonna find one game equal to LoZ in the store someday. I will get tired of the… Read more »

Urazz
Urazz
4 years ago

I’m kind of glad I didn’t get a Nintendo Switch yet, especially with issues like this happening to it. I held off because there was only one game being worth getting for it so far, LoZ. If it had a bigger opening roster of good games like that then I would’ve gotten it on launch and could’ve potentially gotten one of these problems (likely knowing my luck).

RP
RP
4 years ago

The LoZ is not bad. Actually, I was actually awed by seeing Farros dragon and terrified when I first encountered talosian, the SotC way.

Problem is, after getting season pass, I am not sure if the game can entertain me for that long. The summer dlc better be big ass bigto give more time for winter dlc.

I did not find any good indie that would interest me yet. But it is good news that square throws out Seiken Densetsu remake bundle. Hopefully with English version.

LinAGKar
LinAGKar
4 years ago

That console skull is creeping me out.