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Console War, p64

December 14, 2018 by Tim

Okay, fine! There! I put them in the Console War. Everyone happy now?

Also, I just want to leave this up for a few more days:

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Brian Magnus
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Brian Magnus

An AWESOME surprise to the console wars. Loved this issue. Thank you!

Andrew
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Andrew

This is hilarious.

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

But….they are not Consoles! *laugh and run*

Nayrael
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Nayrael

Which is why aren’t fighting ;p

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

Because they don’t need to. PC’s are above all that, they can hit a target without autoaim help.

Croi
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Croi

By using aimbots and wall hacks…and asking why their system isn’t working after sending a picture of their internals revealing absolutely no hint sink on the CPU

Rambling
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Rambling

**heat

Kyy
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Kyy

Croi, why so salty?

DannyboyO1
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DannyboyO1

I remember when I twigged to an opponent in TF2 using a controller… I was fucking around with a doctor, and realized the game itself was never going to resolve… some weird custom map. I was trying to figure out where the sweet spot was to get headshots with the syringegun. Other guy was a scout, in close, with a shotgun. And he… couldn’t hit me. You get in close enough, and the limit to rotation speed the controllers have really gets obvious. (common solution, back the fuck up) and the thing about shotguns in video games… there’s a bit… Read more »

Hans Jákup Danielsen
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Hans Jákup Danielsen

Was I the only one hope for a Commodore 64 cameo?

Brian Magnus
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Brian Magnus

An Old Timer with a cane that starts every sentence with, “Back in my day…”

foducool
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foducool

back in my days we came with pencils, kids these days have it easy with their discs

Taeles
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Taeles

Reminds me of “Old Guy” in the Neebs Gaming Battlefield Friends youtube series 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzwQmUAJjoI

David
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David

…. Yes.

Jason
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Jason

64 is driving the bus

Manuel Leitgeb
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Manuel Leitgeb

No, you weren’t!

Shona SoF
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Shona SoF

Brilliant!

Scortch
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Scortch

That is about the most perfect way to describe PC’s in this war.

Jakk Frost
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Jakk Frost

What, as rich tourists watching all the cute little consoles fighting for scraps? xD

Pharazon
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Pharazon

More like western tourists flying to luxury vacation in Dubai; passing over the war between Somalia and Eritrea where the combating forces use WW1 era weapons and tactics.

vernes
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vernes

haha, I didn’t know I wanted this until I saw it.
nice…
real nice 🙂

Rodrigo
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Rodrigo

Needs more RGB.

Giuliano
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Giuliano

Very good, from the text on the RSS feed I was expecting “mini/classic troopers” but this was much better.

badgerpog
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badgerpog

Does the new platform war between the Epic Game Store and Steam count as part of the console war?

salmonman
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salmonman

They are political parties of the PCMR country

TheWerdna
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TheWerdna

Oh my god, that is brilliant. Steam would be the dominate political party that has been in power for years, but has slowly gotten complacent and shitty due to have no true challengers. Specifically they let the infrastructure (actually curating games_ go to complete crap.

Ftknight
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Ftknight

This is perfect. It has the perfect amount of WTF.

Nealithi
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Nealithi

Muahahahahaha!

Nate
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Nate

I was staring in confusion at the far left tourist for a solid minute before I realized that’s not his arm.

Asmus
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Asmus

This is hilarious, can’t remember the last time I laughed so much about one of your comics. It’s like an early Christmas gift.

Thanks.

Now that phase one is complete and we have PC’s in the comic, we can start pushing for even greater PC presence in the console war comic. And while it is true that PCs do not have the divide consoles have, a case could be made for Steam and Epic store if they start coming out with various exclusives.

James Rye
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James Rye

PCs watching Consoles fighting and killing each other for market shares. Awesome idea! XDDD

Aerth
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Aerth

Winners usually just watch losers fighting for scraps 8)

Anon A Mouse
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Anon A Mouse

I love the PC on the far right just has such a “Those poor dears…” face. She definitely tweeted her support of a #cross-platform solution.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

I don’t know; it looks more like an “aww, look at the cute widdle XBoxes going pew pew with their guns” look. Maybe she’ll go adopt one from a shelter later today or something.

Frank Bromley
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Frank Bromley

Sorry no time to smack talk i have 2 many console games to play how many are you running on consle

Ashi
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Ashi

Took me a few seconds to realize what this was!

salmonman
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salmonman

This made me chuckle. It’s funny how PCs are rich tourist who are above the muck front-lines. Now all we need is Apple.

Zaposh
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Zaposh

Nope, nobody needs an Apple, people just don’t get it… 😀

inverted4life
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inverted4life

Just gonna leave this here: https://cad-comic.com/comic/life-in-a-jar/

Pulse
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Pulse

so powerful the war is their tourism…

DaRansal
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DaRansal

Lol, the PCs are just pointing and clicking…

TL Sheff
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TL Sheff

AFK Bus Tours! ROFL

Best add in yet. I never really worried about PC in the console wars but this was FANTASTIC!

Dean
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Dean

I NEEEEEEEED a poster of this strip.

Pedro Silva
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Pedro Silva

This is the first comment I ever do on these comics even though I’ve followed them for ages.
I really needed to acknowledge the awesomeness of this page. All the details… Just spot on!

John
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John

With out a doubt, Fantastic. Thanks, made me laugh out loud!

Mark
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I Patreon-ed just because he added PC’s to the Console War.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

This is AWESOME. I didn’t really want PCs in here, ’cause I just sort of assumed they would be some sort of cyborg super-soldier, or coming down in the Alienware mothership. But this… this is perfect. They’re outside of the console war – so outside, that they just watch the others fight with amusement. It’s kind of like watching a bunch of monkeys fight for dominance in a zoo. It’s not that they mean to be condescending – there’s just not anything that the consoles can DO to them. After all, it doesn’t matter how much or how little a… Read more »

HonoredMule
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HonoredMule

“…there’s just not anything that the consoles can DO to them.” (anymore) You’re so right…but in such a depressing way. PCs are above it all, but then consoles already destroyed the PC gaming industry so that what remains is a post-apocolyptic wasteland. I can’t imagine PCs seeing themselves as anything but superior, but in principle rather than power. Now the only good PC games we get are the ones that also work as good console games, leaving us with all this superior capability and versatility…completely wasted. A vestigial and dwindling aristocracy, playing at lion hunting in the safari while on… Read more »

Sian
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Sian

I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to find a solid Strategy game that wasn’t crap on Console …

Lifes more than Action games

Mark
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Also Simulators that don’t end up being arcade games.

Jäksteri
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Jäksteri

I wonder how they made Stellaris run on console to begin with? Seems like it would have too many options for console player to get through with out constant pausing.

The Civilization Revolution was so toned down that it’s not even funny.

… I will accept cosoles being equal once they get Total War games run on them. Until then I see console wars as Alonso and Hamilton from this and PC being Häkkinen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar242jcx-UE

merendel
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merendel

Heh you know it would be funny if he’d gone with the alien-ware mother ship path. Panel 1/2 soldiers talking about some of their ammo stockpile has mysteriously vanished followed by wild speculation. Next panel is a flying saucer using an abduction beam on a pile of whatever the latest cross platform game is. Final panel is a bunch of green PC’s with Modder written on the side preparing to probe said game boxes with unspeakable things.

Hunter
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Hunter

Yup

inverted4life
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inverted4life

But now I want to see the PC wars. Intel VS Nvidia VS AMD, keyboard and mouse VS controller, high refresh rate VS high resolution, Steam VS GOG VS Origin VS UPlay VS Bethesda Launcher VS Epic Games Store VS Battlenet VS anyone else I forgot.

And then at some point, the AFK Tour Bus can drive by the 3D & VR museum. You know, because 3D displays and VR already lost the war.

And dammit SEGA, when are we getting those Kiwami munitions you promised us at E3? ?

Akabecco
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Akabecco

Every Console War comic now needs that bus as a cameo in one of the panels…

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

So by that would Diablo Immortal be a suicide bomber? If so there’s the bus just Sitting there….waiting for an Akmed.

Tales
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Tales

I just enjoy the fact that the PC’s showed up on the X-box side, that way they can watch their degenerate three times removed cousins fighting.

Alpha-00
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Alpha-00

Well, 2017 gaming market share numbers are 28% PC, 29% consoles, 43$ mobile gaming. It sucks (seeing how Diablo and C&C franchases were raped and deformed to earn some money for trademark holders as mobile games), but I want to see something insane about mobile gaming in Console War. Something like tyranid or zerg invasion…

leduk
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leduk

I don’t get the problem with that and I don’t get why everyone is so mad about diablo on mobile

Pharazon
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Pharazon

PC = Western world. Rich, fat and smug. Reached peak population saturation long ago.

Console = Developing world. Poor, starving (or fed by PC aid) and suffering from overpopulation. Sometimes things are produced for the PC market here but then it is of such poor quality that the PC consumers see it as trash.

Mobile = Body swap aliens infesting the whole world.

The Legacy
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The Legacy

This is too perfect! 😀

todofwar
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todofwar

Well it seems PCs are starting to have their version of a console war with Epic vs Steam vs Origin etc. Epic actually looks like it wants to take Steam on for all games not just its own. Funny thing is, there is nothing stopping anyone from just having multiple game clients installed, but already I’m seeing forums and comments sections heating up over Steam vs Epic as though there can only be one.

Sabre Runner
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Sabre Runner

I would have even gone farther. Maybe the PCs are watching the Console War on TV and, uninterested, turn it off like it was gold game to an X-Games fan.

Proxy234
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Proxy234

Just imagine if a temporary armistice came up between the two just to hit them with the “Arkham Knight”

steven
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steven

im late to this, i know, but why didnt you do a nintendo 64 comic on page 64 -.-