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Comic 141: E3 2017

So... Sorry about the long, long delay - I've been really busy lately! Moving, looking for jobs, graduating and a bunch of life stuff in general - but I finally got around to making this year's E3 comic! ...Sadly, I didn't find as much to parody as with last years, so there's not really as many jokes as I wanted to do... Also, I'm still working on the backgrounds and more details, but uploading this for now at least!

Comments:

NeilKapit
by NeilKapit at 17th Jul 2017, 3:11 AM

(crickets chirp for Konami)

by Zanreo at 19th Jul 2017, 11:42 PM

"What's a "video game"? I'm not sure we're even in that business anymore..."

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 17th Jul 2017, 1:49 PM

Up until he gives the game to Microsoft and Sony as well.

by Zanreo at 19th Jul 2017, 11:42 PM

Yeah x3

Zanreo
MadJak91
by MadJak91 at 18th Jul 2017, 8:17 PM

TERAFLOPS OF POWER!!
New MS buzzword that died as fast as it arrived. People do not even get what teraflops are. It is like blast processing all over again :D

I am so, SO hyped for that M2 remake :D
I do not mind it is 2.5D (Dracula X Chronicles was as well) but I hope it is really close to M2 without Other M kind of stuff.
Also looking forward to Bloodstained!

by Zanreo at 19th Jul 2017, 11:43 PM

Indeed... but as long as it sounds like cool and powerful specs that's what gets people hyped about specs

And yeah, it looks really nice :3 Good to see Metroid back, with 2 games too!

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 19th Jul 2017, 2:07 AM

I'm curious to see how you handle Atari. Will it be her appearance returning to what it was in the 70's and 80's? Her regaining some of her life? Something like a middle ground with kind of lightish red (no Donut, not pink) hair?

by Zanreo at 19th Jul 2017, 11:43 PM

Hmm... yeah, that could be considered, I'll have to do something about the new console at least...

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 22nd Jul 2017, 4:37 AM

I'm sorry if I sound like an investor, but I'll say my piece on the matter. Switch is a good console, especially with how Nintendo has basically set it at one big release per month, but it needs four things to make it a great one.

1. Better voice chat, or at least overhaul the app per user complaints
2. An actual internet browser
3. Better third party support
4. Get that virtual console up and running, especially if it includes games up to the GameCube era

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2017, 11:54 PM

1. yeah... really not sure why they thought this voice chat was a good idea?

Zanreo
by Ajax at 1st Aug 2017, 12:03 AM

Them doing their own thing? Early prototype they had to rush out?

Ajax
by Zanreo at 1st Aug 2017, 12:08 AM

Well, them doing their own thing would certainly be very like them...

My bigger wonder is why they went back to friend codes after Wii U's "regular" friend requesting system where you could just search up people's usernames and send them requests already had worked so well?

Zanreo
by Ajax at 16th Aug 2017, 11:02 PM

And the rest. I'm trying not to be an investor by making suggestions that would actually help (at least I like to think so).

Ajax
by Zanreo at 28th Aug 2017, 12:26 AM

Nah, being an investor would be more "Oh, so you use a mobile voicechat app? Why not take the next step and... GO FULL MOBILE?"

Zanreo
Koshi
by Koshi at 27th Jul 2017, 9:31 AM

Ubisoft: (drunk as hell) YO NINTENNDOOOO
Nintendo: (also drunk as hell) AYYYYYE IT'S MY GOOD OLD PAL WHATSYOURSOFT. HOW YA DOIN.
Ubisoft:I GOT THE BEST IDEA EEEVER
Nintendo: HIT ME WITH IT BUDDD
Ubisoft: RABBIDS AND MARIO
Nintendo: That sounds absolutely horri-
Ubisoft: AND MOTHERFUCKING XCOM
Nintendo: WOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
The two companies began to drunkenly laugh madly and crazily as they design even crazier and crazier ideas...mixing it all together into the madness that is Rabbids and Mario

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2017, 11:58 PM

Heh, I could see that happening now...

Zanreo
by Guest at 2nd Aug 2017, 11:25 PM

I mean. Nintendo has gotten drunk before and almost put James Bond in Smash.

Guest
by Guest at 2nd Aug 2017, 11:25 PM

I mean. Nintendo has gotten drunk before and almost put James Bond in Smash.

Guest
SimYouLater
by SimYouLater at 27th Jul 2017, 4:31 PM

You did that comic about PC trying to get revenge. Sadly true with a lot of other PC gamers. If you need more material, there's a couple of "portable gaming PC handhelds" out there, basically a tablet with controller handles. They're nice, but being platform neutral I'd like to see a take on them. For example, the SMACH Z is - unfortunately - the same thing as that Razer tablet but with Steam Controller interfaces attached. Another is the "PGS", which looks kind of cool but is the antithesis of everything Nintendo is doing with the switch, a combination PC/Android Phone in a similar shape to the DS line and with a logo they sourced in a contest which looks too much like the current Playstation logo. I'm keeping an eye on it along with the Switch, with the intent to buy the PGS due to needing a new phone and a new laptop in the near future (bad luck with hardware failure) and splitting the cost of a Switch with a close relative once supplies start meeting demand and the new Kirby and Splatoon games are out.

Basically, you've got the perfect leadup to these devices and just need to use it.... provided that wasn't the plan all along. Either way, great comic. Please don't let schedule slip get too bad if you can help it.

by Zanreo at 1st Aug 2017, 12:04 AM

Hm, interesting... I could use that for something in the future, maybe. Already got another end planned for that specific comic though but that might give me some ideas... maybe another part to it too but we'll see

Zanreo
melaredblu
by melaredblu at 28th Jul 2017, 9:13 AM

I think Nintendo's E3 went quite well this year. Of course, I'm biased and I really only watch the Nintendo stuff anyway. But still. Lots of fun-looking games on the horizon.

by Zanreo at 1st Aug 2017, 12:05 AM

Me too, so hyped for a lot of those games :D

Also I admit I mainly watch the non-Nintendo stuff for comic material... sadly, this year didn't have a lot of that (where are the regular weird on-stage memetic antics?)

Zanreo
by Guest at 4th Aug 2017, 11:18 AM

There's still Devolver Digital and their glorious mess!

Guest
by Zanreo at 30th Aug 2017, 12:04 AM

Gotta love Devolver

Zanreo
Ajax
by Ajax at 22nd Aug 2017, 3:04 PM

That Sony hacking thing though. And refusal of cross play.

by Zanreo at 30th Aug 2017, 12:02 AM

Heh, yeah... got a lot of ideas (and too little time ahahaa)

Zanreo
Revaryk
by Revaryk at 25th Aug 2017, 4:13 PM

Your Moe personification of Nintendo reminds me a bit of MasaeAnela, a let's player. Which is good, because they're both super adorable!

Anyways, so many new cool games! I'm most hyped for Mario Odyssey and that Kirby Switch title at the moment, even though most people would expect me to be hyped for Xenoblade 2. Yes, I am excited for that game, but Mario Odyssey and Kirby look like good 'ol platforming goodness.

by Zanreo at 30th Aug 2017, 12:04 AM

Had to google her but yeah, I can kinda see it x3

And yeah, lots of great new games! I'm so hyped :D Mario Odyssey, Kirby, Yoshi, lots of stuff...

Zanreo
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