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Graphic Violence

August 30, 2019 by Tim

In my wife, I have a lifelong video gaming buddy; she will happily play most titles with me if I invite her to. We raided in WoW together for years, we play board games together, etc. But she is not so avid a gamer on her own to have developed any sort of controller-button muscle memory. Thus quicktime events tend to be her Kryptonite.

We really enjoyed Until Dawn when it came out. In fact, we immediately reloaded it and played through it a second time to try for a better ending. So we’re really excited to get into Man of Medan this weekend, especially since the game is now officially supporting controller passing in couch-co-op mode, something we were doing anyway.


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Medica
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Medica

LOL its a good thing he has that blanket, because with comments like that, he’s gonna be sleeping on that couch for quite a while… 😉

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

…just according to keikaku two comics ago.

NiteStick
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My fiance loves watching Let’s Plays, mainly Mark and Jack, and Until Dawn was one of our favorites to watch along. She told me about this game and we are stoked to start watching it.

Scortch
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Scortch

That’s my wife too man. Love that she plays games with me, but man she hesitates Everytime before pushing a button. It kills me to watch.

Urazz
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Urazz

Someone is going to be sleeping on the couch for the night I think.

Casra
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Casra

I hand my controller to my wife for the QTE, she’s a pro at it. I… get really annoyed with them.

Kaelin
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Kaelin

Thats a pain I’m familiar with.
‘turn left hun’…. ‘no.. not that left.. your other left’.

Every single time :S

Brent
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Brent

Maybe the key is to let her handle the conversations and you take care of the QTEs and that way you get a perfect runthrough.

Leon
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Leon

Quote by Sheogorath:
“That woman wielded fear like a cleaver………….or did she wield a cleaver, so
people feared her?”

Eldest Gruff
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Honestly though, if your wife’s kryptonite is a terrible game mechanic that just refuses to die, that’s not so bad.

The rAt
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The rAt

There’s a fourth panel to this comic. Maybe you didn’t draw it. Maybe you didn’t even write it, but it’s there. Looming. Is Tim banished to the couch for his brazen insolence? Does his wife cast aside his criticism with a smile and a sly remark about his own inadequacies as a gamer, husband, sexual partner? Does she laugh? Cry? Leave? Are they joined by a blinking, sleepy child requesting a drink of water, but secretly hoping to stay up late with Mommy and Daddy? Maybe it’s best we don’t get that fourth panel. Maybe it’s better if we all… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
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The fourth panel is Tim’s wife waking up this morning, getting the kids ready for the day, checking her phone, then stepping into his office and smacking the back of his head as she says “Seriously? You put THAT in your comic?”

The rAt
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The rAt

That is a very long and involved fourth panel. It is also wonderful.

I choose to believe this is the way this vignette ends.

jeadly
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Love events during a cutscene where it’s like “Heavy drama & moral decision: do you let him go with a warning or kil…”
Me: “Click; nope. OMG, I wanted to kill that dude forever ago.”

Mike
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Mike

I feel her pain. I’m a PC gamer (keyboard and mouse), so any time I’m asked to use a controller, I’m SOL vs people who use them all the time. I have no clue where the right-hand buttons are in relation to each other = P Oh for the days of simple button layouts…

But keyboard QTEs I’m fine with.

btrammel
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btrammel

Honesty is best in a relationship…

Greg
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Greg

I feel this, so so much. My wife loves playing video games with me, and is counting down the days until Borderlands 3 comes out because it means quality time popping the heads of bandits. (She always plays sniper characters, I’m mildly concerned…) But yeah, she didn’t grow up playing games, and doesn’t really do single-player games, so hasn’t had the desire/need to develop that muscle memory. If a game tells her to push a button she usually ends up dying because she has to glance down at the controller to remmber which button it is… =p

Vincent Price
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Vincent Price

I don’t think Tim would write jokes at his wife’s expense if she didn’t have a good humor about her. This is a cute comic.

Eldest Gruff
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Agreed. That was meant more tongue-in-cheek.

Joey
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Joey

It’s really funny, top frame, facial hair it’s Tim. Bottom frame blanket pulled up, it’s Ethan.

ASP
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ASP

why is this still called quicktime events? those games are not longer based on apple quicktime! *insert walled garden joke 10325 here*

SmCaudata
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SmCaudata

In sick at QTE on controllers. I develop the muscle memory of what button to push on a per game basis. I also own all the consoles so it is more valuable to remember “top button” that y or square…

Lastly, I blame sony for making me this way. I had the buttons in hand with SNES and Genesis… the change to shapes made me give up, heh.

MarthKoopa
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MarthKoopa

Oh wow how amazing. You’re good at pressing button prompts and remembering basic button locations. You’re an epic gamer!

leduk
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leduk

Oh wow how amazing. You’re good at taunting people in the internet and remembering to be an ass. You’re an epic asshole!

MarthKoopa
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MarthKoopa

Mocking cringe inducing morons is one of the best things about the internet

Gandalf420
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Gandalf420

Square is left, top is triangle dingus

Rij
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Rij

This is like my husband and me, he does like/play some games, but he is not used to a controller so… he refused to keep playing Until Dawn with me, rather just watched me play and help decide. I bought this game yesterday because of this comic, I don’t always keep up with game news, so it was a nice surprise. And read a bit about the co-op, the online co-op sounds interesting too. But I’ve convinced the husbs to play with me again, since the extra settings for press (instead of button smash) and no qte time-out made him… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

This was the exact situation when me and my fiancée played this yesterday. Three deaths, all hers.

Kelibath
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Kelibath

Same experience, reversed genders. I got my husband into console gaming when we were just dating. He’s improved a lot, but it can be painful watching him play Detroit! x.x