Game companies doing game company things | Updates currently irregular

Comic 88: GDC Unveiling + Elevator Fun Times

After first unveiling the Xbox for the first time at GDC 2000 (showing off the obvious prototype drawn here), after partying and drinking at the hotel, the whole team decided to get in the elevator at once instead of splitting into groups - which ended in the elevator crashing down.

(Also, no specific reason I used EA there in the last panel - could be anyone)


by DudeDude at 22nd Feb 2016, 2:36 AM

I like this series.

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 2:45 AM


by junoro at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:11 AM

Hahaha oh man, those faces at the end! Sony and Nintendo need to start doing some 'fun' things too!

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:25 AM

Haha, yeah x3

by NeilKapit at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:33 AM

It's a good thing that Microsoft had bags and bags of money so he could stay in the game until he actually started making profits, even i it took a whole generation

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:40 AM

True... the original Xbox wasn't exactly profitable, but at least it gave Microsoft a presence in the console world

by ProfEtheric at 22nd Feb 2016, 6:48 AM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt??????? Dumbasses... :P

Not an auspicious start...

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:29 PM

Haha, nope... x3

by MadJak91 at 22nd Feb 2016, 9:49 AM

As much as people made fun of "blast processing" the fad did not really go away completely :D
Still going in some form!

I do not hate Xbox but I still find it kinda redundant.
I think buying the Halo series was a good step because you would have another Playstation... Pretty much. Dunno.

Really curious how the Valve console is going to perform.

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:34 PM

Well, yeah, its the exclusives that make the console, not just competing in terms of specs and ending up getting pretty much the same power...

And yeah, I like the concept just because I don't really like playing games on PC (which is why I don't use Steam a whole lot even if I have a bunch of games where), so with that I could easily play my Steam games on my TV instead
(yeah I know you can connect your PC to the tv screen, but no way I'm moving that back and forth all the time, or buying a new pc just for that)

by Miaubol at 22nd Feb 2016, 2:33 PM

Elevator parties rock! But yes, maybe not really the best stunt here.. xD

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 4:35 PM

At least it would be an amusing story for afterwards x3

Andy P.
by Andy P. at 22nd Feb 2016, 9:46 PM

I have a soft spot for Microsoft games. I won a great joystick from them once. At GDC party, but before the Xbox came out.

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 10:22 PM

Hey, nice! :D congrats!

by bobcat303 at 23rd Feb 2016, 7:10 AM

Heyyy! I like the last panel a lot!

by Zanreo at 23rd Feb 2016, 7:13 AM

Thanks :D

by melaredblu at 23rd Feb 2016, 7:59 AM

Figures EA would approve.

by Zanreo at 23rd Feb 2016, 8:30 AM

Heh, yeah x3 He and Microsoft are pretty great bros

by eekee at 16th Aug 2022, 11:05 PM

There's no such thing as bad publicity. I mean, that's not always true, but it almost always is.

Copy this comic strip into your blog or website with this code:
<a href=""><img src="" alt="Consolers - GDC Unveiling + Elevator Fun Times" /></a> Or into forums with this code:
[URL=]GDC Unveiling + Elevator Fun Times[/URL]