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Mindstate, p4

January 25, 2021 by Tim

Happy first day of Winter-een-mas!


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foducool
foducool
8 months ago

oof, that one hurts right here in my meow meow

Bwauder
Bwauder
8 months ago

But, but, it would make the challenge so much more meaningful.
I’m voting with the bot on this one.

KBABZ
KBABZ
8 months ago

Huh, guess this is a universe parallel to ours but without the COVID!

Eldest Gruff
8 months ago
Reply to  KBABZ

Popped up once, as a mention back when GDC was cancelled. Comment section literally exploded, and not in a good way. Since then, no mention – though we also haven’t seen things like customers in stores or large public gatherings, either. This is a comic where a year can pass IRL when only a month passes in-strip (aside from game releases, that is). There’s a ton of problems with trying to tie in a real-world pandemic timeline to a fictional world’s superhero story. The pandemic isn’t vital to the current story *at all*, which is already decently full of dark… Read more »

Unagiman
Unagiman
8 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I’ve been saying for a bit that we’re not ready for stories set during Covid yet. Some time needs to pass before it’ll be kosher to make art/media/entertainment that takes place during the pandemic. Whether you’re doing something poignant that resonates with the feelings of loss and isolation or something more light hearted that attempts to poke fun or find silver linings, we’re just not really ready yet.

k.a.e.b.
k.a.e.b.
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

>>>that our real-world and their comic world won’t be so forever completely diverged on drastically separate paths…<<<

Because this comic is otherwise soo similar to real life. 😉

Pal87
Pal87
8 months ago

I respect Tim so much for acknowledging how messed up cyberpunk is.

Gnarph
Gnarph
8 months ago

Well, people are blurry until I get up close … wait wait I downloaded the Spectacles 1.2 patch that fixed that problem…

Oyee
Oyee
8 months ago

Not-(yet?)Zeke is the Garfield of their universe. Mondays are hard on all of us Gizmo. 🙂

Eldest Gruff
8 months ago

Love Ethan’s argument in panel 2. Kind of mirrors my own thoughts.

At any point I might be slogging through a large 50ish hour game. But Winter-Een-Mas? I generally put that aside and either try something new, replay something old that I loved, or spend the week just playing sheer-fun online games.

Picked up CrossCode just this last weekend and broke into it yesterday. This is going to be my game this week.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
8 months ago

Hey, come on X01, we’re not that bad.

nealithi
nealithi
8 months ago

Heeey.
Cyberpunk is rather fun. . . If you have a PC and treat the bugs as if it were a beta. And skip as much of the main story they try to cram down your throat. . .
Why am I still playing this thing?!

Duane
Duane
8 months ago

Even Gizmo would’ve picked a game with far worse bugs than Cyberpunk, Tim. AC: Unity was unplayable for quite a few people before the first few patches came along. TR: Angel of Darkness as an absolute mess when it was released, and the bugs were only part of the issue. Cyberpunk was nowhere near as awful as those two games. And hey, AC: Unity is now one of the best in the franchise after the patches erased all the bugs. So haters are just nothing more than Karens and Toby Maguire Spidermans.

raven0ak
raven0ak
8 months ago
Reply to  Duane

on cyberpunks case its not bugs; but rather deeper issue within story telling and gameplay itself, not forgetting about world build …so much missed/left out potential
And remember that first impression is most vital; it doesnt matter if game gets fixed later as first impression of it is forever marked as “it had unclaimed potential”

Jacob
Jacob
8 months ago
Reply to  Duane

I believe this is a matter of relevance, Cyberpunk is the newest addition to the Wall of Shame, that doesn’t make it the worst addition.

Kasaix
Kasaix
8 months ago

Happy Winter-een-mas!

Leon
Leon
8 months ago

Why Zeke doesnt have a crown………..

Brian
Brian
8 months ago

Nice burn there

James Rye
James Rye
8 months ago

Ooooooooh, that reminds me of that awesome tournament where Ethan first won the crown and then later failed to defend it and it was awesome! Anyone got the link to both tournaments for me? I wanna reread them.

SilverShadow4
SilverShadow4
8 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

What you are searching for is the Game Games Bowl (All the way back from 2012! Holy cow!)
https://cad-comic.com/comic/the-game-games-bowl/

James Rye
James Rye
7 months ago
Reply to  SilverShadow4

Thanks, mate.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
8 months ago

Should introduce him to the roman coliseum. He’d get a kick out of Carpophorus.

Merendel
Merendel
8 months ago

I think I just heard the fire alarm go off at CDPR studios from that burn.