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 An Even Bigger Love
Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 08:01:00
New Comic: An Even Bigger Love
 An Even Bigger Love
Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 01:09:00

I was excited to hear Gigantic was coming back. You can try to fit it into some recognized genre box, but as we suggested in our 2017 strip and newspost, it doesn't readily map. That's part of why it didn't connect when it was launched, I think - in concert with its freemium dynamics perhaps, they actually did something kinda new. I think about that tragedy all the time. They were from here; we even went to their office to see it. One of the artists on the project had been on Strip Search. And it was good. It was really good. One always hopes that being good will be a factor in the success of a thing somehow, but… yeah.

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 Maybe A Little
Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 18:03:00

We are approaching a time where my innermost dreams are no longer the stuff of fantasy - they can be plucked, ripe, from any tree. Crew-serving allied weapons feels just as incredible as I hoped, and you've got a couple options for it. When I play with the two other people I often play with, at our current level, we tend to have two autocannons and a recoilless, which is the one I have in the strip. I really, really like the autocannon because it's just sort of a Swiss Army Knife for problem solving, particularly if that problem is shaped like the enemies of the blue-green jewel we all serve.

 Maybe A Little
Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 08:01:00
New Comic: Maybe A Little
 ECBD
Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 17:44:00

I had basically accepted that cosmetics were a way to support games over the long-haul that essentially made sense. But Blizzard is absolutelydetermined to test the border of that.

 ECBD
Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 08:01:00
New Comic: ECBD
 Helldiving
Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 19:15:00

Helldiving ain't easy, but it's necessary. There's a lot of bugs. And robots. I haven't seen any robot bugs yet, but I wouldn't put it past the enemies of managed democracy to stitch together hideous, chimaerical Terminid-Automaton hybrids born to hate our way of life.

 Helldiving
Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 08:01:00
New Comic: Helldiving
 Thanks In Advance
Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 19:59:00

The Metaverse isn't a thing companies can truly say aloud, where the marks can hear, for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is that it's more or less synonymous with putting good money after bad at a scale that an arboreal monkey brain, regardless of its revision number, can't truly understand. This story from last July suggests that attempts by Facebook to become Meta instead through the creation of a wholly-owned prison universe had already lost forty billion dollars. Some small part of that goes to the people I know who work there, and I authorize those particular expenditures, but the rest is a boondoggle. Anyway, you can still make a Metaverse and you can still basically sell NFTs as long as you don't call them that.

 All The Stickers Rumored To Come To Gabe's Sticker Shoppe!
Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 18:06:00

I’ve been spending a lot of time pouring over pictures of stickers and albums from the 80’s and it’s bringing back lots of good memories. I can still recall walking into a sticker shop at the height of the collecting craze and being blown away by what I saw. It was like a candy store for art and I was ensorcelled. They had stickers on sheets, on rolls, in packs of cards, holographic, puffy, scratch and sniff, googly eyes, lenticular, I can still smell the shop when I think about it.

 

 

 Thanks In Advance
Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 08:01:00
New Comic: Thanks In Advance
 PAX 20th Anniversary: The Meydenbauer Era
Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 17:42:00

As our Design Director Kiko Villasenor and I are the only two people to have attended every PAX, and as Kiko doesn't especially delight in public speaking, it falls to me to be The Chronicler.  We'll have other ways for you to travel through all that history this year, I think you'll be impressed, but there are a couple real things that are worth setting down.