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To the ones not familiar with this comic series, it is one of the best gaming online comics. The comic tells the story about 22 year old and 23 year old room mates Ethan and Lucas. It takes all the ideas behind gaming and bumps it up to a crazy and exaggerated level. Very good humor, very funny. The comic has been around since 2002, I suggest you go to the archives and check some of the early comics so you will have a basic understanding of what’s going on. The online comic is filled with funny characters and gaming ideas. For example, they constantly laugh at Macs and their suckiness in gaming. The artist releases a comic every 2-4 days, check it out:

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com

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January 27th, 2005, 9:43 am
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Hehe... Guntar, I saw your "old" post. And I almost smacked you down over it. You almost fell for it...

Feel a bit silly?

I'll check the comic out eventually.


January 27th, 2005, 10:25 am
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Well yeah, I actually cried when I saw it at first. And I sent an E-mail to Penny Arcade begging them to quote "stop this madness" unquote. I feel like big idiot. A BIG idiot.

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January 27th, 2005, 10:28 am
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Oooooo, did someone fall for PA's comment on game developers getting exclusive rights to them or something? :wink: Apparently they got an ton of hate mail for it, so don't feel too bad Guntar. :lol:

But I heard about what they're commenting on in the news earlier this week where game developers are getting exclusive rights to do certain games, mainly sports ones. Of course I never play sports games, so that's fine by me... but what of other genres? I hope they suddenly do not start making video game genre monopolies in the near future...

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January 27th, 2005, 11:06 am
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Personally, I don't think they can go much beyond sports. Like, say, if Capcom got all rights to fighting games, what would become of things like Guilty Gear and Mortal Kombat? If SquareEnix got all rights to RPGs (god forbid), what would happen to things like Xenosaga and... hell, every other RPG out there. It's just not plausable. Not even racing games.

EA makes the best sports games, as far as I've seen. Nobody buys anything from 989 Studios anymore. So, whatever.

And how did ANYONE fall for that Penny Arcade thing? I wasn't even aware that it was something people were supposed to actually fall for. Doesn't anyone know that just about everything in one of their comics is complete bullshit? You gotta read the accompanying Tycho rants, in order to know the motive for the comics.... among other things.


January 28th, 2005, 10:51 am
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I have no clue. Maybe they just weren't paying attention and half-reading it? I do that sometimes and do a double-take. Honestly though, I never take those two seriously. Although now aside from Darlos they're the only info source I have for video games anymore. :violin: :cat:

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Darlos wrote:
Personally, I don't think they can go much beyond sports. Like, say, if Capcom got all rights to fighting games, what would become of things like Guilty Gear and Mortal Kombat? If SquareEnix got all rights to RPGs (god forbid), what would happen to things like Xenosaga and... hell, every other RPG out there. It's just not plausable. Not even racing games.


Yeah, there's no organization out there to license things like an RPG or a fighting game. All the other game companies can still make sports games, just not NFL games or whatever. Those are trademarks owned by a specific organization that can arbitrarily hand out rights to use their logos, playres, and teams. It's not really the destruction of a genre, just sports games with certain teams. If gamers were cool, they wouldn't care whether the football game was an official NFL game or whether it was just a good football video game. They'd be interested in the one with the best gameplay, not the one with the official NFL teams and players. The NFL or whoever can't tell anyone not to make a football game. They don't own the concept.

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I don't know... having real sportsmen in sports games adds something Some feeling. Call it pre-made character development. I used to play Fifa '99. But, gave up on sports after that.

Anyway, ctrl+alt+del is very cool. I knew of the comic some time ago. Reminds me a little of Reallifecomics.com, but reallife is a little more... dunno, conservative-feeling. Ctrl alt doesn't hold back.

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