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Console War, p74

June 1, 2020 by Tim


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foducool
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foducool

so saaaaaad

Jaksteri
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Jaksteri

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

Eldest Gruff
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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
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Migs

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

Pulse
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Pulse

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

Mordus
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Mordus

I’ve still got a Sega Genesis that works.

Kasaix
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Kasaix

I hope they get him the help he needs.

myd
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myd

That was deep

Paul
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Paul

“Console Morgulis”

Tez
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Tez

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
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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
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Kenju

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
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Nekopanzer

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

Kenju
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Kenju

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

LinAGKar
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LinAGKar

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

James Rye
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James Rye

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
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Sirtricky88

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
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BakaGrappler

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

Merendel
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Merendel

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
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darkening

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
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Clell65619

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.
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Him.

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

Metus
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Metus

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
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Evan Cole

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

Stabbmaster
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Stabbmaster

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

Him.
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Him.

Victory by Existentialism

The Legacy
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The Legacy

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

Vukodlak
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Vukodlak

And then BAM!

Graham Best
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Graham Best

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
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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
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Crestlinger
First time poster
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First time poster

*sob*

Xonrokane
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Xonrokane

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.

Unvoiced
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Unvoiced

I never even played Dreamcast but damn 😭

CRN
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CRN

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
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Jeremy

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
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Soag

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
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Jake

Jesus, Tim. That got heavy.

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

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

VibrantEvolution
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VibrantEvolution

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
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Grufferstein

I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING

vernes
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vernes

I came for lols, not sads.
Wholesome sads.