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Winter-een-mas 2019, p15

January 30, 2019 by Tim

I hope everyone got to enjoy some games over this Winter-een-mas week. Let me know what you got up to in the comments below.

I finished a basic RE2 playthrough, and also finished the last five hours of my RE7 game. I also took the opportunity this week to jump back into Sea of Thieves to check out all of the new stuff they’ve added. Sailing around and getting up to pirate shenanigans is just as fun as it always was, and they’ve made a lot of great improvements to the game so far. Looking forward to what they do in 2019.

I did dabble with the Anthem VIP beta this weekend. I played the game last year during a closed beta and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t planning to do the demo this past weekend because I’m not pre-ordering the game on principle (EA, and all that), but someone gave me a key so I got to experience all of the infinite loading problems first-hand.

I really hope they can work out the connection conflicts for this weekend, because I think it’s a fun game when it works, and people will stay away if it sounds like they’re going to buy a game they have trouble playing.

I also want to hear that they’ve actually got their endgame in place at launch. People need something to do once they’ve ranked up, and too many games launch without the end-game ready to go. That’s poison for a game like this.

By the way, today is the LAST day to order of the Winter-een-mas shirts/hoodies, if you wanted it for the winter or to have ready for next year.


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raven0ak
raven0ak
2 years ago

hmm, did you forget to upload comic itself?

Nasa
Nasa
2 years ago
Reply to  raven0ak

houston we have a problem.

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 years ago

Its a wintereenmas mid round suspense builder…. transmission will resume shortly.

Arron
Arron
2 years ago

At the hospital waiting for my daughter to be born.

Ven
Ven
2 years ago
Reply to  Arron

*To the young Ms. Arron* Let me be the first to welcome you to life and, by extension, humanity! Congratulations. We’re a species full of many weird, awesome, scary, and amazing traits with lots of accomplishments and achievements but just as many things that we’re not so proud of. But hey, if you just avoid the twin subjects of politics and religion, you should get through everything just fine 🙂

Helpful
Helpful
2 years ago

For the impatient, the comic is here:comment image

Skallsild
Skallsild
2 years ago

Since Wintereenmas coincided with the start of a new Season in Diablo III, that is where I have been. My Crusader rose from obscurity, as he battled the forces of darkness all around him.

I’m playing a Thor’s Hammer build this season, making use of the new buffs they gave to the Seeker of Light set. As of yesterday, I was trolling difficulty Torment 10 looking for gear, and am somewhere in the vicinity of Paragon 300. Not bad for a guy who never plvls and does it all the hard way

MightyThor34
MightyThor34
2 years ago
Reply to  Skallsild

Or you could play PoE.

Skallsild
Skallsild
2 years ago
Reply to  MightyThor34

Path of Exile? Or Pillars of Eternity?

tiamatt
tiamatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Skallsild

Good to see your character coming along nicely. Having a ball with wizard so far but am very tempted to start a crusader too, hammers are one of my favorite playstyles.

TomB
TomB
2 years ago

I suspect the comic image has been removed for National Security Reasons. I’m sure the great leader would find a way to link it to immigration, Democrats, conspiracies, and the mainstream media….

Kasey
Kasey
2 years ago
Reply to  TomB

cheetoface is just salty he wasn’t picked for the bowl

Timothy
Timothy
2 years ago

Comic’s not loading on my end

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

cad-comic com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ENG_20190130.png
Its their but broken, re-commented as don’t think it allow me to post the full link.

Longtimereaderfirsttimeposter
Longtimereaderfirsttimeposter
2 years ago

Where can I get a hat like Lucas’s?

Blato
Blato
2 years ago

I need that konami code beanie

martiz
martiz
2 years ago
Reply to  Blato

Second that!

WedgeR7
WedgeR7
2 years ago
Reply to  martiz

It’s… not the knoami code !
Konami code is ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA
On the beanie here , it’s ↑↓↑↓←→←→

Blato
Blato
2 years ago
Reply to  WedgeR7

I am ashamed for my lack of knowledge on this holy gaming holiday.

Talos
Talos
2 years ago
Reply to  Blato

In CONTRA, there were 2 codes. The main Konami code, but also a second one, which, if my memory from 25 years ago is correct, is the one in Lucas’ hat. One was infinite lives, the other was for the gun upgrade I think.

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago

So who got the crown this time? Was it Caitleen or is the game games bowl not over yet?

Aviendha
Aviendha
2 years ago

I played some Dragon’s Dogma. Slayed me a Reaper-like dude, a bunch of skeletal warriors and sorcerers, a gargoyle, a coupla cyclops, a chimera and a Griffin. I also helped prove Fournival’s innocence, escorted a guy to a graveyard by the sea and geared up my main pawn and got thrown in the dungeon for macking on the Duke’s lady. Good times.

Luc
Luc
2 years ago

I’ve been playing lots of Monster Hunter World. I bought it on Black Friday for 50% off and I haven’t been able to stop playing the game since haha. I tried to make playing this week extra special though =P. Started playing a couple new weapons to keep the game fresh, including the Hunting Horn. I think I can get at least 100 more hours out of it if I play that horn haha.

brihno
brihno
2 years ago

I played pickup maintenance simulator where you get to change the oil and give the truck a tune-up. If you do it wrong the truck runs like SH*T and you get a low score.

Oh wait that wasn’t a simulation…

NNextremNN
NNextremNN
2 years ago
Reply to  brihno

Considering that farming simulator exists you got me for a second 😉

Skallsild
Skallsild
2 years ago
Reply to  NNextremNN

Not to mention to PC building simulator game
https://store.steampowered.com/app/621060/PC_Building_Simulator/

Kasey
Kasey
2 years ago

Did a playthrough of Fable 2 to celebrate, and my dude did end up wearing a crown at the end (See The Future DLC). Still squirt a few tears when Lucien *SPOILERS* towards the end of the game, but then I beeline to the Cheet-Ur’s Crypt on Knothole to fix that issue.

AFLAIM
AFLAIM
2 years ago

I have been playing PUBG Mobile all week, don’t have a PC or console to play games on. Still having fun though!

Timothy
Timothy
2 years ago

Was anybody actually scared by the RE2 remake? Apart from the guy in the trench coat I wasn’t really scared, and that was more because I couldn’t actually kill him than anything else. I don’t do well with things in games I can’t put down.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago

Hollow Knight and Smash. Back and forth.

Movel
Movel
2 years ago

Been playing Subnautica as much as I could. Managed to build all three vehicles, explored the world, and almost peed myself when a Ghost Leviathan snuck up on me!

Jeremy
Jeremy
2 years ago

My 3 yr old got me back into Skyrim…I hate that I enjoy that game so much. Game time was limited this yr, but what I did play really piqued my interest in PS4 VR….so I can play more VR Skyrim.
┻━┻ ︵ ¯\ (ツ)/¯ ︵ ┻━┻

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Went back to AC:Unity, a little DA:Inquisition, the Spider-Man DLCs, and played through Hitman 2

GreatNate
GreatNate
2 years ago

My Wintereenmas was playing Smash, playing ps4 exclusives on my new Ps4 the wife got me, and playing Overwatch with my wife. Overall, a great week!

Katie
Katie
2 years ago

I got Super Nintendo Classic for my birthday this weekend soooo…Donkey Kong Country all week for me lol

ExcentricDragon
ExcentricDragon
2 years ago

Rimworld… lots and lots of Rimworld.

And PUBG, surprisingly enough.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

My wife and I cleared the third act of Divinity: Original Sin 2! That was good fun, arguing over who would get to click on the well and then laughing when we realized it *mumble*mumble*spoilers*…

Greg
Greg
2 years ago
Reply to  Greg

Oh! And we played through several rounds of Mario Party on the Switch with the kids! That was pretty awesome too. Lesson learned – a six- and a four-year-old really aren’t good at paddling and should never be on the same side of the raft.

Ryan
Ryan
2 years ago

I have been dumping an inordinate amount of time into Pillars of Eternity as I get ready for the end game. This included beating a 15-floor optional dungeon. Good stuff.

flipdaddy
flipdaddy
2 years ago

I finally finished Spider-Man on the PS4 (the story, anyway — I think it wouldn’t take me long to 100% the game…) I’m probably going to try out the Stormdivers beta this weekend and probably Kingdom Hearts III.

Kasaix
Kasaix
2 years ago

I’ve been meaning to ask, did Ethan invent Winter-een-mas in this continuity as he had in the older continuity?

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago
Reply to  Kasaix

No, I think Winter-een-mas is actually a world-wide holiday in the continuity and Ethan had nothing to do with its creation.

Scortch
Scortch
2 years ago

Ahh there is the over the edge, Ethan-logic plan I was waiting for. I was a little worried Tim, he seemed to be taking this rejection a little too well.

inverted4life
inverted4life
2 years ago

I guess this city isn’t anywhere near that polar vortex, what with all the exposed skin in this comic. ?

Related: I’ve been inside about 5 minutes and I’m still cold.

Just Marty
Just Marty
2 years ago

Oddly enough, it feels like Lucas and Ethans friendship is even stronger than the previous arc. Everything they do flows much more organically.

Phieeel
Phieeel
2 years ago

We threw our annual Winter-een-mas LAN party. Games played this year included our LAN staple of Aliens versus Predator 2 : Primal Hunt, Alien Swarm : Reactive Drop, Torchlight 2, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (I know, not technically a LAN game, but still fun), and Heroes of the Storm.

Kyphis
Kyphis
2 years ago

Spent wintereenmas on MH:W (PS4), Etryian Odysey 5 (3DS), Minecraft (360), Skyrim (360, PS4, PC), and Twitch (watching other Wintereenmas events)

Phieeel
Phieeel
2 years ago

(Weird, not sure why my original comment was deleted…)

We celebrated with our annual Winter-een-mas LAN party. Games played this year included:
– Aliens vs Predator 2 : Primal Hunt (A staple at our LAN’s)
– Alien Swarm : Reactive Drop
– Torchlight 2
– Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Not technically a LAN game, but still fun.)
– Heroes of the Storm

Him.
Him.
2 years ago

Did a run of all of the 3 GBA Castlevania games, with no items. I considered having it be no Soul/Sub-Item/Cards, but that’s even more of a pain.
AoS was no Red Minotaur though, so no giant whirling axes of power for me.

Mr. Handy
Mr. Handy
2 years ago

I’m learning how to play Jon Shafer’s At the Gates, which I backed on Kickstarter ages ago when I was still stupid enough to back video games on Kickstarter. They take years to finish, and when they’re finally released, you don’t usually save that much from the release price, which will inevitably be reduced in sales. I saved two whole bucks – well, $1.99, so one whole buck and one almost whole buck. It looks like it’ll be a fun game, and I got a great start situation. Two of my three starting clans have the Loyal trait, which makes… Read more »

MacLeod
MacLeod
2 years ago

That doesn’t look like a face of “damnit” on Lucas, rather it looks like a “Why not, dark side points!” sort of expression.

The kind any good friend would have when they learn of your plans of course.

EMMachine
EMMachine
2 years ago
Reply to  MacLeod

It could also be a “I knew it!” expression, like he said in the panel.

Salamander
Salamander
2 years ago

This Winter-een-mas I spent with Technobabylon. Awesome point-and-click cyberpunk adventure.

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Recently returned to Star Wars The Old Republic & leveled a sniper through to 70 currently half way through the Knights of the Eternal Throne Expac much fun!

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

I broke out my old copy of leisure suit Larry Magna Cum Laude. So much fun!

Ryan M
Ryan M
2 years ago

Can I second a previous poster’s request?

Where can I get a hat like Lucas’?

Burning Batsu
2 years ago

Spent most of Winter-een-mas playing through .hack//G.U. Last Recode on PS4, was a good blast of nostalgia 🙂 Made it through Vol 1 and 2, plus most of Vol 3.

leduk
leduk
2 years ago

I finally decided to buy divinity 2 original sins and well… I allmost forget to feed myself for 24h.
Good times!

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

I was pretty sick all last week. The flu evolved into pneumonia. Not super enjoyable.

But I was home from work so I got nearly 40 hours into BattleTech. Which I am enjoying immensely.