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Timeless

September 8, 2021 by Tim


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Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago

ah yes i heard about this one. skipping it, nothing worth picking up.

Kenju
Kenju
20 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

If you have the Special Edition you get the new content as a free update ^^

Don't_Fear_Phil
Don't_Fear_Phil
20 days ago
Reply to  Kenju

Only if you’re on Xbox or Playstation, PC users will have to pay for the upgrade. All consoles and PC versions of Special Edition will get some stuff added for free, but only PS5 and Xbox series X players will receive it for free if they have Special Edition. Since I’m skipping out on the new consoles until at least next year I don’t imagine I’d be willing to pony up $40 to upgrade my special edition to the anniversary edition on PC, so I’m skipping this for now. I mean I have like a combine 2k hours in the… Read more »

raven0ak
raven0ak
17 days ago

who cares, on pc modders do better job than bethseda anyways

Lord Hideous
Lord Hideous
20 days ago
Reply to  Kenju

Nope. Only the Fishing, Survival, and Saints and Seducers Creation Club stuff is free. The rest you have to pay for.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
19 days ago
Reply to  Lord Hideous

Literally things that have been available via Mod for some time 😄

Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago
Reply to  Kenju

except i dont find anything in the creation club worth getting.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
20 days ago

I don’t know, Skyrim’s still not been released for my electric toothbrush, beginning to lose hope here…

LazerFX
20 days ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

No, but Doom’s been ported to a pregnancy test…

Logan
Logan
20 days ago
Reply to  LazerFX

Rip. And. TEARRRRRRR! It’s way out… O_O

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
20 days ago
Reply to  Logan

That was not the mental image I needed today, but apparently that’s what I got…
You can have this upvote, for pure disgust

Jesse
Jesse
20 days ago
Reply to  Logan

That was fucking excellent

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
20 days ago
Reply to  Logan

Hehe chainsaw revving noises on the ultrasound would be the only warning given.

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
20 days ago
Reply to  LazerFX

I hate to be that guy, but “ackchyually” only the pregnancy test’s screen was used, Doom was running on external hardware. Still a impressive feat

Kaogen
Kaogen
20 days ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

I swear ive seen someone do that with Skyrim, too.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
20 days ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

If you hate to be that guy, then don’t be that guy.

Freddie
Freddie
19 days ago

I hate to be that guy, but I really love being that guy!

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
19 days ago

ackchyually…..I LOVE to be that guy, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA  à² â€¿à²  

MRD
MRD
18 days ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Don’t lose hope! I had to wait 8 years before it came out on my toaster.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
20 days ago

Is an eternal loop

Leon
Leon
20 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Is there a Shout for that?

Malagar
Malagar
19 days ago
Reply to  Leon

Yes, it goes Be Tes Da.

Bwauder
Bwauder
19 days ago
Reply to  Leon

EEEEpi Dermalnow!

foducool
foducool
20 days ago

wonder when the porting costs will be higher than the very low sales because everyone who’d be interested in skyrim already owns it and the rest wouldn’t care in a decades old reheated game

Giuliano Marques
Giuliano Marques
20 days ago
Reply to  foducool

That…I didn’t even install the special edition, better graphics are not enough to take me back. I’d honestly preferred a paid history dlc.

TomB
TomB
19 days ago

I’m still enjoying the original. I’m avoiding all the core story-related quests and just clearing up as many of the side quests as befit my character (a female Khajit fighter/rogue type with a bit of casting). There’s just so many of those side quests, there’s hundreds of hours even before you think about the main story line. It’s one of the better buys I’ve enjoyed. Of course, I do accelerate or repair certain misbehaviors or problems with the console codes. Ultimately I enjoy the side quest stories. I don’t really care if the game is very hard, I just want… Read more »

Pulse
Pulse
19 days ago

ive found special actually doesnt crash as much as basic. and i got no reason to complain since i got it for free since i owned the legendary edition. plus its nice having one i can play modded and the other can stay unmodded without having to do any change overs.

ocramot
ocramot
20 days ago

Well, at least he’s not asking what century it is.

Adam
Adam
20 days ago
Reply to  ocramot

Yet

Kasaix
Kasaix
20 days ago

Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?

Robert
Robert
20 days ago

Why do they always show up in a back alley? I’d like to see one where they arrive in the middle of 285 at rush hour.

Kaelin
Kaelin
20 days ago
Reply to  Robert

one of the terminators did that… Genesys I ‘think’… do that? The two came foreward and landed in the middle of a bridge..

Jesse
Jesse
20 days ago
Reply to  Kaelin

Correct, in Genesys they almost got hit by multiple cars. Ironically I actually watched it for the first time about two weeks ago after watching Dark Fate on a plane, so this is convenient timing

Unagiman
Unagiman
20 days ago
Reply to  Jesse

Bleh, am I the only one who thinks they need to stop trying to make new Terminator movies? They’re sort of “meh” at best.

TomB
TomB
19 days ago
Reply to  Unagiman

Like all successful franchises (Fast and Furious, Terminator, Star Trek, arguably Star Wars, The Mummy movies, the Highlander movies, etc….), someone does well in one movie then they want to rehash the same formula again to feed people more of the same but eventually we all notice that there’s not a lot new or innovative and it feels a bit hackneyed and the plot comes off as derivative and like the writers are phoning it in. The Bob and Ted’s franchise are another. And the Matrix.

Great stand alone movies should be left to stand alone!

Tokeeto
Tokeeto
19 days ago
Reply to  TomB

It’s like when movie creators hear “Hey, we really liked that epic movie about time travel and killer robots!” they think: “Hey! They want more epic movies like that!”

While in reality, we’d probably be much better off with less epic movies, and more like “Well here’s a movie about <another story> that also happened in that universe!”

Oh, hey, look! That’s exactly what the MCU did, essentially. (I’m not saying: “Do a terminator scenematic universe”, I’m saying: not every movie needs to be a bigger/more threatening/more-at-stake version of the one before it.)

Timmeh
Timmeh
19 days ago
Reply to  TomB

who the hell is bob and ted? what did you do with bill???

Unagiman
Unagiman
18 days ago
Reply to  TomB

I think some of the problem is that franchises get handed off to people who don’t have a clear vision beyond “keep the franchise going”. James Cameron was pivotal iin both the first two Terminator films and after that it was clear things went off the rails in terms of quality and logic. You usually don’t have a lot of returning characters or enough thought given to how that character would have been shaped and changed by the events of the previous film. Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor are two prime examples of how a filmmaker can take a character… Read more »

DevMerlin
DevMerlin
20 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Ah, someone from the Perimeter area.

Pork
Pork
20 days ago

Yep this prime meme material right here

Adam
Adam
20 days ago

It would be great if you left a link or some short explanation when there are jokes that require knowledge not everyone might have. Like this one. I imagine there are a lot of casual gamers who enjoy your comics, but do not follow the industry itself enough to follow all your jokes. If you want to help your bottom line, help your readers.

Darkening
Darkening
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

I don’t think skyrim being released over and over for years and thus not being helpful for a time traveler is that obscure of a joke even if you’re unaware of the current new version coming out.

Adam
Adam
20 days ago
Reply to  Darkening

If you don’t know when the game was released or how old this game is, this joke has literally no context.

TomB
TomB
19 days ago
Reply to  Darkening

There’s lots of my friends who would not even know what Skyrim was. And that includes folks from my D&D groups and other nerd clusters. Some would, some would have a very vague idea, and a few have done every MMO or sandbox to death… but for enough people, it’d be a ‘WTF?’ moment.

On the other hand, those people aren’t likely reading Ctrl-Alt-Del anyway. The central gist of Ctrl-Alt-Del seems to be various aspects of gaming or ways to create interesting stories with game-related portions. That’s not for your average non-computer-gamer.

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

I don’t play Skyrim but I got the joke…
I think it would kinda hurt the joke if Tim had to add: “just a joke about another skyrim coming out and this time traveler therefore not having a clue about exactly how far he went into the future – if at all”

Arcatus
Arcatus
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

I agree, there are quite a few one-offs that require knowledge of the referenced game, or beeing up-to-date on game-related news and trends. A link to a newspost or a few lines with a bit more context would be appreciated. Especially in the console wars.

TomB
TomB
19 days ago
Reply to  Arcatus

Some art is going to be inscrutable for some viewers. Trying to explain it to them 90% of the time comes off poorly in my experience. Just accept that if you miss a joke, it wasn’t aimed at you and that’s okay. I don’t do platformers or hand-helds so all those aspects blow by me. Also don’t care much about game companies (most are too scummy for my sensibilities) and thus some of the strips focusing on those sorts of issues are at least partly opaque. I’ve even worked on video games and have lots of friends building games (PC,… Read more »

Rolan7
Rolan7
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

I totally understand anyone who doesn’t get this joke, or a lot of other modern-gaming jokes that I don’t initially get. The comment section tends to provide plenty of context though.

Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

an “anniversary” edition is getting released on the 10 year anniversary, 11/11 this year. and its been out over and over and over and honestly we will see another 5 versions before they even give us a concrete region for 6

Steeeve
Steeeve
19 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

I remember when they released Arena for free on it’s 10 year anniversary. 🙁

Heizu
Heizu
20 days ago
Reply to  Adam

Yes, because jokes are famously much funnier when they have to be explained.

DanVzare
19 days ago
Reply to  Adam

I feel like anyone who has a general knowledge of modern video games, can figure this one out. But to explain it, Skyrim has been consistently re-released over and over again, and presumably (I’ve not checked yet), it’s been announced for a re-release on the latest console generation… again.

Steeeve
Steeeve
19 days ago
Reply to  Adam

That’s what comments are for. Just say “I don’t get it” and behold the answers that follow. The target audience for this comic will get it. Skyrim’s re-releases have been a joke for a while now.

Duke
Duke
20 days ago

Would be nice if Fallout got some love every once and a while.

Vicente Sampedro Burgos
Vicente Sampedro Burgos
19 days ago
Reply to  Duke

I’d love a remake of Fallout 1/2 with the engine of Wasteland 3 (and some other improvements)

David Gibson
David Gibson
20 days ago

It could also be an advertisement for the original Star Wars trilogy in a new media format. I’ve lost count of how many times I purchased that…

Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago
Reply to  David Gibson

now thats something i dont understand. i can get getting a new version if it offers some reason for it. i have skyrim on my pc and switch. i got the switch version cause i wanted something i could play when power was out or i was on the go. hell i have 3 versions of FFX/X-2, ps2, ps3 bundle, steam bundle. why? originals, bundle has content that was never in the american release, and i dont use my consoles outside my switch anymore. but new media formats have never made sense to me. id could understand moving to dvd… Read more »

TomB
TomB
19 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

The Despecialized Fan Edit was a big improvement on the Special Editions. The guy who created the Special Editions and retconned the nature of a character or two is the same guy who gave us the Holiday Special then tried a pogrom to destroy every existing copy of it. Let’s just say I enjoy some alternate visions that fans have put together than sometimes what the original director or producer want to see. The problem with SW particularly is this: Lucas kept wanting to tweak things to get the movie he wanted to have made int he first place out… Read more »

Cheez
Cheez
20 days ago

The sign next to it should be for a GTA V new release and maybe a FIFA game but the year is covered by the release sticker.

Last edited 20 days ago by Cheez
Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago
Reply to  Cheez

do fifa games even need a year anymore? what could they change to be worth a new release?

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
19 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

Graphics and physics, but maybe every 3 or 4 years. Yearly is ridiculous.

Pulse
Pulse
19 days ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

former is a meh for me but ill give you the latter. that would be important for that kind of game.

Admiral Casual
Admiral Casual
20 days ago

oh hey, look at this! The Super Mega Extra Califragalisticexpedalidocious release of Skyrim features bugless, crashless, perfectly stable gameplay!

Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh. Ready?

Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago
Reply to  Admiral Casual

hey now, thats the nintendo version of skyrim. and they havent bought bethesda yet!

Halosty
Halosty
20 days ago

Statistically, it’s a year that ends in 1.

Smiffwilm
Smiffwilm
20 days ago
Reply to  Halosty

Special Edition came out in ’16 for PS4/XB1 and ’17 for Switch so….

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
20 days ago
Reply to  Smiffwilm

2011
2016
2017
2021

25% chance it ends in 6, 25% chance it ends in 7, 50% chance it ends in 1

OP is correct.

Smiffwilm
Smiffwilm
19 days ago

And 50% chance it’s not with the current numbers.

I was only saying my original post in jest, but since everyone’s seems to think not:
Skyrim Legendary Edition released in ’13 and Skyrim VR released in ’17 as well.

So actually, it’s 66.66% chance it’s not.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
20 days ago

Well, at least it’s narrowed down to 2011, 2016, 2017, or 2021 😂

Last edited 20 days ago by no thanks nintendo
Darkstand
Darkstand
20 days ago

So far

Pulse
Pulse
20 days ago

2022, 2024, 2027, 2030, 2031, 2036, 2041, 2051, 2061, and then 2070 alongside elder scrolls 6

Unagiman
Unagiman
20 days ago

As development costs rise and rise we’re going to see even more of this aren’t we? At least I’m hopeful that some efforts to re-master/re-release will generate more content. I have a feeling that the “Dead Space Remake” is half proof-of-concept for a different team to continue the series as well as getting seed money going to bankroll more Dead Space games, which I’m happy with. I loved those games and I’d be happy to see more.

Blobby
Blobby
19 days ago

The year is 2026. Elder Scrolls 6 has just been released to critical acclaim.

The week one patch comes out.

Skyrim is now an option available for purchase as DLC within the ES6 menu.

Pulse
Pulse
19 days ago
Reply to  Blobby

if they allowed the morrowind and oblivion in skyrim mods to be official dlc you know people would praise the crap out of them for it. honestly redoing the whole series as dlcs within the highest would be interesting.

DanVzare
19 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

If you could officially play all of the Elder Scrolls games as DLC for Skyrim, that would be freaking awesome!
Now THAT would generate some sales.

Jacob Bielski
Jacob Bielski
19 days ago

First glance, I thought this was the start of a new Analog and D-Pad arc. Although I suppose I can’t rule that out yet.

kwerboom
kwerboom
16 days ago

And to this day I’ve never gotten around to playing any version of Skyrim.