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Console War, p74

June 1, 2020 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
1 year ago

so saaaaaad

Jaksteri
Jaksteri
1 year ago
Reply to  foducool

Medic, we got casualty! Got hit by feels… what these, no they’re not mine, some must have sprayed from him.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Jaksteri

Who honestly would have thought, that in a silly comic strip about video game console robots, Tim would slip in something deeper and more philosophical.

The little surprises are some of the reasons why I love this comic.

Migs
Migs
1 year ago

Is he really the last? Wanted to see a Saturn or Game Gear

Pulse
Pulse
1 year ago
Reply to  Migs

the thought that there is an Atari, CDI, or Virtual boy out there somewhere…

Mordus
Mordus
1 year ago
Reply to  Pulse

I’ve still got a Sega Genesis that works.

Kasaix
Kasaix
1 year ago

I hope they get him the help he needs.

myd
myd
1 year ago

That was deep

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

“Console Morgulis”

Tez
Tez
1 year ago

Very apt consider that PS4 is about to join him. (well, it’ll take a few years for people to move onto which ever platform they decide on (or both))

Honestly I just can’t wait to see the PS5 and Series X introduced into the console wars 😀 We gotta have a behemoth vs a speed demon lol.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Tez

Should be interesting. I hope Tim continues the Console Wars story into the next gen. This has always been, at its core, the story of THIS generation, and I hope we see a transition, rather than an ending.

Kenju
Kenju
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Didn’t it start with the PS3’s though? Been awhile so I’ll need to look back to double check.

Likewise I have a feeling we’re going to see the Dreamcast go down in a blaze of glory killing many an X-Bot, as in the end Dreamcast is at least from the same country as the PS4’s, enemy of my enemy and all that.

Nekopanzer
Nekopanzer
1 year ago
Reply to  Kenju

I doubt it. The Dreamcasts lost to the PS2s way back when.

Kenju
Kenju
1 year ago
Reply to  Nekopanzer

An old man with a gun still has a gun mate, don’t underestimate how badass he can be 😉

LinAGKar
LinAGKar
1 year ago
Reply to  Kenju

No, here’s #1: https://cad-comic.com/comic/the-console-war-of-2013-p-1/, with XBox One vs Wii U.

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

Makes you wonder how many Console Kingdoms and Empires came and went away as time progressed. I think the PS and Xbox series is one of the longest console-series but even then at some point there might no longer be a new PS or Xbox coming out and then that’s game for them as well as it was for Dreamcast.

Sirtricky88
Sirtricky88
1 year ago
Reply to  James Rye

Dreamcast should have survived a lot longer, it is always sad to see a console life cycle end but it was even more tragic to see the entire Sega console series end with the Dreamcast. I am very curious to see what the new information will be from Sega this week, Tim seems to have lined the Dreamcast story up perfectly, almost like he knows something we dont.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 year ago
Reply to  Sirtricky88

Nah. He’s not a reviewer. It’s just synchronicity.

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago
Reply to  James Rye

Well Nintendo has been kicking around longer than either of the PS or X lines. On the other hand at some point they just wandered off and did their own thing and let the other two duke it out. Nintendo has always liked their gimics and they’ve had both winners and total bombs. The others like going for maximum power. Less risky but also more costly.

darkening
darkening
1 year ago

I wonder if we’ll ever see the effect of mobile phone games on the console wars lol. Or handhelds like the ds or something.

Clell65619
Clell65619
1 year ago

Is he alone? Since his appearance, I was expecting him to reveal his Retro Allies… And of course, his alliance with the most savage of all the nations, the Emulators

Him.
Him.
1 year ago
Reply to  Clell65619

You say that like Emulators are a nation and not a way to get functional weapons of questionable quality.

Metus
Metus
1 year ago
Reply to  Him.

Do agree, Emulators are likely to be weapons or tools. Though, possibly we could see some consoles that are… more homebrew than anything. Unlicensed consoles, consoles with names that are only slightly different from the usual market consoles, just stuff people created to get some quick cash, I’ve always assumed. Wonder what kind of abominations they’d be in a world of consoles. Though, highly doubt we’ll ever step into that area with the webcomic. Or will we? xD

Evan Cole
Evan Cole
1 year ago

Ok sir I came here to laugh not question my very existence and the point of this thing we call life.

Stabbmaster
Stabbmaster
1 year ago

Shut up! I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Him.
Him.
1 year ago

Victory by Existentialism

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 year ago

Replace “time” with “mobile” and we’d be just as sad. Maybe moreso. 🥺

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
1 year ago

And then BAM!

Graham Best
Graham Best
1 year ago

It should have been an Xbox squad to save the Dreamcast. Microsoft worked with Sega to include a Windows CE development option with the Dreamcast. (I don’t think it was used much.) Some hold the opinion that without the Dreamcast, Microsoft wouldn’t have started the Xbox.

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Graham Best

One would think so, but in the Console Wars, who knows what such an affiliation would mean? Maybe, it was just helping the empire that would have a hand in destroying their homeland.

In The Console Wars, where ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ are portrayed as past generations of XBox or PlayStation, I’m sure that there are Dreamcasts out there, living still… but not on the front lines. Living in enemy territory, peddling their third-party games to the systems that took their lands. An uncertain and ignored minority.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 year ago
First time poster
First time poster
1 year ago

*sob*

Xonrokane
Xonrokane
1 year ago

Dammit, Tim. You’ve been making me sad for like a decade. Stop it. Existentialism-ridden PTSD is going to keep me crying for days, and my PS4 doesn’t need that baggage.

Rolando
Rolando
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

:

I’m not afraid to admit, your work can be pretty moving in very sad ways.

Especially with that “out of the blue” thing you do sometimes. I usually see things coming, but you pulled it off every time back in 1.0.

In spite of that, I wouldn’t dare to claim you should’ve done things differently.

Not just out of basic respect. I also consider you an excellent storyteller. And you don’t mess with that. You let it shine.

Unvoiced
Unvoiced
1 year ago

I never even played Dreamcast but damn 😭

CRN
CRN
1 year ago

I would love to see the Dreamcast have flashback back to when he was fighting the PS2.

I just re-read an old tips & tricks magazine while cleaning the attic over the weekend. It showed the PS2 as “A glimpse at the future”. Gave me the same kind of retro-vibes. 🙂

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago

That was pretty great. The Dreamcast is kind of an enigma in game culture these days. It STILL gets a hand full of ports and releases each year. The faithful to the system just don’t let it die. I can appreciate that, I loved my Dreamcast. I still have one floating around but it’s not in proper working condition any more. Doesn’t like to read discs. Getting that console for Christmas shortly after launch, well there’s some childhood memories. It had a fantastic library and some of my favorite games to boot. Hopefully Tim keeps this storyline running in the… Read more »

Soag
Soag
1 year ago

Tim, props for how you drew DC in the last panel.
Not too many facial features to work with, yet you managed to make it work with the first glance at it – at least in my case. Like really, only an eye and the message was conveyed instantly. Kudos.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Jesus, Tim. That got heavy.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
1 year ago

Am I the only one freaked out by it’s head?

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
1 year ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

and u’re not freaked out by the PS4’s? I think the head is very well designed! It actually kinda fits as a face

Grufferstein
Grufferstein
1 year ago

I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING

vernes
vernes
1 year ago

I came for lols, not sads.
Wholesome sads.