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Comic 103: Introducing: Tiger

During the 7th handheld console gen, there was a console named Gizmondo attempting to compete with DS and PSP... made by a company named Tiger Telematics, a company with a rather interesting story behind it, including executives with ties to a Swedish crime ring. The Gizmondo console itself was overpriced (with a cheaper version that would play ads - ads that never got activated), never got a lot of interest after release, and only had 14 games released before it was discontinued a year later.

...Game history is fun :D


by Gamechamp at 1st Jul 2016, 9:41 AM

"Missing a feature"? Are you implying the Gizmondo couldn't shoot UMDs??

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:03 AM

Something like that, yeah x3

by Miaubol at 1st Jul 2016, 11:00 AM

"two months"?

two seconds would be more than enough already.

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:04 AM

Haha, yeah x3

by JammyTheBirb at 1st Jul 2016, 3:09 PM

I really love that suit!

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:04 AM


by MadJak91 at 1st Jul 2016, 8:16 PM

I had no idea they tried it AGAIN after all those years. And the name was once again pretty dumb so seemed their practices.
Game.Com or whatever was more than enough. Heck! I have actually seen that thing years ago.
AVGN said we all had one of their handhelds. Yeah... They were EVERYWHERE!

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:05 AM

Oh, this isn't the same Tiger as, that was by Tiger Electronics while this is Tiger Telematics, a whole other company.

by MadJak91 at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:07 AM

Another Tiger company heh.
Yeah, I checked and those guys were Electronics.

by NeilKapit at 1st Jul 2016, 10:44 PM

I love the design for Tiger. It perfectly suits a company of monumental ambition and meager abilities.

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:06 AM

Haha, thanks! Designing him was fun :D

by melaredblu at 2nd Jul 2016, 1:58 AM

My first thought went straight to Tiger Electronic Games. Probably not that far off, though.

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 10:08 AM

Hey, most people seem to think so, guess that's the more well-known one

by ProfEtheric at 2nd Jul 2016, 5:05 AM

"I will cut you"


Another fun bit of history. Thank you, Zan!

by Zanreo at 2nd Jul 2016, 10:11 AM

Writing this character is fun :3

And thanks!

by junoro at 27th Sep 2016, 9:35 PM

Wow, I never even heard of Tiger before! They sound pretttty interesting, though! Built in ads that never got activated, huh? reaaaal professional.

by Zanreo at 27th Sep 2016, 11:19 PM

You know they're gonna make it big with the GPS - that's truly the feature game consoles needed

by eekee at 16th Aug 2022, 11:42 PM

Snaggletooth! :D Wait, first time I've seen one on a human. o.o ... Uh, all right, it works in animanga style. Works pretty well.

Huh! Again with the crime syndicates trying to get into gaming. (Those cloned Namco consoles...)

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