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Never Fails

February 24, 2020 by Tim


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TheHalfBoy
TheHalfBoy
1 year ago

Never has a comic affected me so deeply

Mattikus
Mattikus
1 year ago

Rest mode is your friend. Or “instant-on” as xbox calls it.

SpinelesS
SpinelesS
1 year ago
Reply to  Mattikus

Gotta assume in this case it’s not, and that it started the update. “Energy Saving Mode” lets you choose to update (though I guess if you do nothing for weeks it might force it…)

Mattikus
Mattikus
1 year ago
Reply to  SpinelesS

You can have it automatically apply updates while in rest mode though. So, unless you turn off the system entirely, disable the auto download feature, or your internet is out until you go to play, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.

SpinelesS
SpinelesS
1 year ago
Reply to  Mattikus

Yeah, and in energy saving mode an alert Icon appears near the settings symbol and you can choose to download the update whenever you want.

The way I read this comic: update rolled out, and rest mode automatically started to update the console -> Tim Turned on his Xbox as this was happening. (why the update is already at 16%)

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 year ago
Reply to  SpinelesS

That’s also how I read it. Rest Mode can’t help you if you have the terrible luck to have turned the console on while an update was in progress.

Reiss Myskiw
Reiss Myskiw
1 year ago

I prefer the permanent rest mode I call “no kids” lol, lots of gaming time then

Graeme Spence
Graeme Spence
1 year ago
Reply to  Reiss Myskiw

I agree it’s great no rugrats biting your ankles lol

Matthias
1 year ago

Another reason why linux is the number one gaming platform – you have control over your own system 😛

Shiva
Shiva
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

Are XBOX updates that slow?
PS4 updates have gone quite quick, so far atleast.

Matthias
1 year ago
Reply to  Shiva

No clue, I have an XBOX360 and a Wii U that I got for free once, I keep them offline.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 year ago
Reply to  Shiva

Xbox updates are faster than PS4 updates in my experience. Also, Xbox has less updates. PlayStation sure loves forcing updates that don’t do anything.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

Cant wait for your games if you’ve got no games to wait for, right?

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

since when did windows get renamed linux ?

leduk
leduk
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

yup: no games to play, no updates needed 😛

Barmem
Barmem
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

ok, call me when youll have actual games

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthias

Yeah there’s nothing quite like the fun of spending 4 hours trying to get a game to run in a windows shell.

N. Gousset
N. Gousset
1 year ago

OMG so true, so goddamn true. Every effing time I manage to sit down !

ReaverRogue
ReaverRogue
1 year ago

Ah well, who needs time to themselves right? You have us, Tim! You always have us… 😐

evilleet
evilleet
1 year ago
Reply to  ReaverRogue

but… all we do is rant :O

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago
Reply to  evilleet

That’s how we show we love him. <3
Now where is my next Console War update, Tim?

El_
El_
1 year ago
Reply to  ReaverRogue

Poor Tim..

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
1 year ago

*does the “I don’t have kids and my S.O. is a gamer too” dance* <^-^^-^>

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
1 year ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

*slaps the auto-format for fucking up his dance* >:|

Randalf
Randalf
1 year ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

In the same boat as you.. And damn, it’s a nice boat.

Eclari
Eclari
1 year ago
Reply to  GamerLEN

Wife is not a gamer, toddler is barely 3 years old…

* cires in parent *

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
1 year ago

Hmm. Think I’ll just stay single, more free time.

Alladin
Alladin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

That is what the average heavy user of PronHub says.

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
1 year ago
Reply to  Alladin

Perhaps we have a volunteer as tribute for the 79th annual divorce games, with the odds never being in his favor?

Aston Whiteman
Aston Whiteman
1 year ago

Try waking up at 4am each morning for a few more hours every day. You’ll have your game time then..

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
1 year ago
Reply to  Aston Whiteman

Clearly you are not a parent. If you get up at 4 so does the kid.

Bwauder
Bwauder
1 year ago

I thought the kid *was* the reason you were forced to crawl bleary eyed out of bed at 4am.

ArdentSlacker
ArdentSlacker
1 year ago

I’ve lived my life with very limited bandwidth. 500 mb takes one hour. Patches mean “I don’t play that today.” I know this pain and I do not have kids.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

Almost 95% of my gaming is on Switch BECAUSE as a dad I have zero time to sit down in front of a couch and progress in a game. Switch’s portability and ability to put me back in where I left off within seconds is my winner.

I don’t think I’ve ever had an update that took longer than three minutes, and you can play your game while it’s downloading.

Cyrad
Cyrad
1 year ago

I miss the days when you could just put the game in, press a button, and start gaming in less than 1 minute. It’s why I skipped console gaming for more than a decade up until the Switch.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Cyrad

PC gaming has required installation and had patches longer than consoles….

Plus unless its an online game you just don’t update the game if you want to play straight away.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

If a person skipped ‘console gaming’ for a decade, it doesn’t automatically make them a PC gamer, especially as PSP, Vita, DS, and 3DS all had a presence in the last decade.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

those are hand held consoles…

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Patch Notes:

We have replaced a texture to make it slightly darker, this texture is found only in one place under a table

also screw you Tim, no gametime for you

-The Dev

Giuliano Marques
Giuliano Marques
1 year ago

That never happened with cartridges…

sean
sean
1 year ago

No but passing out from excessive blowing on the cartridges or taking it out putting back in powering off then back on ate up a lot of time.

NESCollector
NESCollector
1 year ago
Reply to  sean

If you maintain your cartridges properly, they work perfect every time. You honestly should never blow into your cartridges. It can cause the game to fail which makes you think you need to blow more. But in fact, its not dirty.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  sean

Believe it or not, cartridge technology has improved somewhat in the last thirty-five years. And even back in the 80s, the number of hospitalizations connected to NES-based respiration overexertion was greatly exaggerated.

sean
sean
1 year ago

Me last friday I have about 3 hours before anyone is home. Time for some COD! New Patch, 67GBs 4 hours………..

leduk
leduk
1 year ago

I can relate SO MCUH with my shitty connection.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

I had to do a triple take to see that this wasn’t Scott at first…

… and with that, I agree. Free time is never free.

MRD
MRD
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

Yeah, I thought that was Scott too. “Does Scott have time to game? Oh my god! He’s standing up. What the hell is goi– Oh.”

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

Life isnt fair……..

Jobo
Jobo
1 year ago

QFT! Qouted For muthafuggin Truth!

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
1 year ago

Oh hey there. Steam has been idle all night and most of the day waiting just for you! Would you like to babysit a lengthy featureless software update now or later? Don’t worry, we’ll happily wait however long it takes to make sure you wait for us.

I really should set up a scheduled job to restart steam just to force unattended startup updating.

Eclari
Eclari
1 year ago

That’s how I discovered that controller updates are a thing.

Michael Bulmer
Michael Bulmer
1 year ago

Well I didn’t expect to be attacked today, but here we are.

Patrick DiSandro
Patrick DiSandro
1 year ago

“Simpsons did it”?
Or not the Simpsons, but I think Tim is about 8 months too late on posting this specific joke.

Drake
Drake
1 year ago

How long did you think it took him to finally have 25 minutes to play a game?

Oberon
Oberon
1 year ago

Hadn’t had that in like 3 month… maybe because thats when I started gaming on Stadia ….
And because I’m a dad, the small seletion of games doesn’t matter because I only finished 2 games in that time.

Bottleface
Bottleface
1 year ago

Moral of the story, don’t have kids!

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

I feel your pain; I’ll get a new game, do all sorts of coordinating to get the kids out of the house and the wife relaxing, and then I turn on the game and it’s Master Chief Collection all over again.

Klick
Klick
1 year ago

Time to break out the Genesis/SNES.

destino
destino
1 year ago

guys, I’v missed the January comics, but this month isn’t on the archives!
you jump from February straight to December…..

wmxp
wmxp
1 year ago

If it’s any consolation, the latest dashboard update is super awesome. Noticeably faster navigating around, and they have streamlined a lot of menus. I really wish Sony would give the PS4 a proper overhaul, it’s still years behind the Xbox dash for the most simple things. (Like setting up a multi player party, and inviting everyone in said party to a game).

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
5 months ago

And installing! Don’t forget installing!

Gaelex
Gaelex
4 months ago

That’s because you have shitty slow connections. Meanwhile in Romania we have 1Gbps speeds for 10$/month.