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Comic 143: Burning Cartridges

Capcom is, together with iam8bit, releasing a limited edition of Street Fighter II - on SNES cartridges - and several people noticed the warning disclaimer: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. Now, that's a pretty amusing image...



by RazorD9 at 16th Sep 2017, 7:43 PM

Guess you could say since Street Fighter II was such a hot seller, they wanted to smoke the competition. So with the limited edition they wanted to rekindle the players burning fighting spirit, and it seems Capcom took it lit-terally.

Yeah, that should be enough to get me burned at the stakes.

by Zanreo at 17th Sep 2017, 2:45 AM

You're really on fire with these puns today

by NeilKapit at 17th Sep 2017, 7:15 AM

A literal version of what playing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was literally like

by Zanreo at 17th Sep 2017, 4:03 PM

Sick burn

by MadJak91 at 17th Sep 2017, 8:17 PM

lmao, I wonder why :D
I know some unlicensed games with dubiously made carts could overheat and actually started stinking like burned plastic but a whole SNES? Wow!

by Zanreo at 18th Sep 2017, 12:19 AM

And this is an official release too...

by Ajax at 20th Sep 2017, 6:16 PM

That's kinda sad. You'd think they'd have figured out how to make it so it didn't burn the console.

Also, I heard Nintendo is going to be making movies. This was a while back, but it would be interesting to see what they do with their IPs in regards to making movies.

by Zanreo at 21st Sep 2017, 9:21 AM

Indeed, you'd expect a game NOT to damage the thing you play it on...

and yeah, I remember reading about that, will be exciting to see :D

by Ajax at 23rd Sep 2017, 12:33 AM

Any thoughts on Monster Hunter World not coming to Switch?

Also, any thoughts on the cross play issue? Apparently, it looks like Nintendo, PC, and Microsoft are all working together on this, so there's an idea right there, with Sony refusing to do it.

by Zanreo at 23rd Sep 2017, 1:39 AM

well... hoping more cross-platform games will come to Switch at least...

Also, I'll see what I can do about that :3

by Connor Mclernon at 24th Sep 2017, 6:13 PM

Considering Doom, Wolfenstein II, and LA Noire are coming to Switch, there's good reason for hope.

There's another comic right there, with Nintendo out of the blue greenlighting games like that for the system, everyone in shock, with flashbacks to previous instances such as Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, Resident Evil 4, and Bayonetta 2 as standout examples.

Connor Mclernon
by Zanreo at 29th Sep 2017, 9:51 AM

Heh, yeah... though there haven't really been restrictions against games like that in a long, long time, it's more that few devs wanted to release those kinds of games (though publishing Bayo 2 was still a surprise)

by Ajax at 30th Sep 2017, 2:09 AM

Perhaps he meant in how no one expects Nintendo to do such things? Perhaps people in shock each time and Nintendo growing increasingly more weary each time before finally saying, "I publish games for the family. And the family includes teenagers and adults."

by Zanreo at 1st Oct 2017, 4:02 PM

Yeah, I got the joke, though there's a difference between "allowing something" and "promoting/actively approving" of it. The misconception that "Nintendo doesn't allow "mature" games to be released on their consoles" is just one of my pet peeves (though again, stuff like them publishing Bayo 2 themselves is still unexpected)

Your joke would still be a good way to put it, though, considering that misconception DOES exist x3

by melaredblu at 4th Oct 2017, 3:15 AM

I guess that's one way to have a real-like hadouken.

by Zanreo at 4th Oct 2017, 2:33 PM

So that's how they happen...

by Ajax at 13th Oct 2017, 5:11 AM

Are you going to do a comic about the time Microsoft tried to buy out Nintendo?

by Zanreo at 15th Oct 2017, 5:46 PM

Don't think I heard about that one, but I'll look into it

by Koshi at 11th Nov 2017, 7:40 AM

Wait seriously??

by Ajax at 29th Dec 2017, 4:25 AM

It was just prior to the GameCube. He tried to buy out Nintendo for something like $4 billion. Nintendo thought he was joking at first, but when she saw he was serious, she considered it, realized it would mean she’d lose creative freedom, and rejected the offer. This actually took place shortly after Rare got bought by Microsoft.

by eekee at 24th Sep 2022, 2:18 PM

The printer coupled to the first Unix computer was a bit poor in its error reporting; one of its error numbers could mean one of a whole lot of different things. Unix, on receiving that error code, would just tell the users: "lp0: Printer on fire" :D

In assembly language programming, instructions are represented by "mnemonics", very short names which are supposed to remind you what the instruction does. IBM System/360 computers (introduced in 1964) had a lot of really bad mnemonics, so of course people mocked them with fictitious mnemonics such as HCF -- Halt and Catch Fire. ;) Other joke instructions were CAI (Corrupt Accounting Information), SDI (Self Destruct Immediately), and XPR (Execute Programmer)!

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