Comics tagged "Gaming"
|#214||Nevermind And Chill!||Looks like Monty has discovered Chandler's old TV set. While it's not too impressive in our eyes, just remember that Monty has come there from the year 1985. The Nevermind Corporation obviously dominates the entertainment industry as well; they're the Netflix/iTunes/YouTube/Steam/etc. of their time.
By the way, since you can't really see them well enough in the comic, here are the choices the start screen offers:
The Last Man In The West
Two Kids, No Job, No Money
Beethoven In Space
The Castle Walls
"Summer Sounds, Vol. 14" by System 46
"Happiness" by Riley McClane
"One Down, Four To Go" by Lemonade
"Songs About Adam" by The Australian Maroon 5 Show
"Yo Virus" by Hoopster
As for the games, we're not too sure either.
We listened to Megadeth's new album "Dystopia" today. It's a quite solid thrash metal record, more consistent than 2013's effort, "Super Collider," which couldn't seem to decide about the genre it wanted to belong to (but is still a nice album). Have you noticed how similar the cover artworks for "Dystopia" and Dream Theater's "The Astonishing" (which we listened to yesterday) happen to be?
The next comic, a "What If" scenario, will be uploaded tomorrow. See you then!
|80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Boldface, Terry; Dr. Mysterious|
|#209||Games Without Frontiers||This kind of wraps up the Virtual Gaming experience for Jerry and Spacebot -- these guys and girls are absolutely crazy, or are they? And is that Brain Slug that tries to eat Jerry's head really dangerous, or just a hologram? Guess we'll never find out. Looks like they lost their AGP before they won any.
Next week, we'll see more places of future Metrotopia. Next up is a guest strip, though.
Tonight, we listened to the album "Day & Age" by The Killers. They combine several influences, e.g. Coldplay, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers(!), and Radiohead. Interesting record.
|Astronaut at the VG Center; Fairy at the VG Center; Fallout, Jerry; Knight at the VG Center; Red Robot at the VG Center; Spacebot 4000; Wizard at the VG Center|
|#208||The Games We Didn't Play||So they're considering Metroid, a game that has been around for 81 years in the year 2067. And Jerry is absolutely excited and relieved about it.
While drawing this one, we listened to Rush's fantastic record "Moving Pictures." It contains classics like "Tom Sawyer," "YYZ," and "Red Barchetta."
|Astronaut at the VG Center; Fallout, Jerry; Hooded Figure at the VG Center; Red Robot at the VG Center; Soldier at the VG Center; Spacebot 4000; Warrior Princess at the VG Center; Wizard at the VG Center|
|#207||This Day We Explain!||I wonder whether all of the VG players themselves know what they're talking about. The rulebook at least looks pretty impressive. Well, at least they still have printed books in 2067. All hope is not lost!
Last night, we joined DeviantArt and uploaded all existing EBC strips there. If you like, pay a visit to our DeviantArt page. I think it's a great platform for professional artists and newcomers alike. If you plan on creating a webcomic of your own, I would recommend it.
While creating tonight's comic, we listened to the album "Pet Sounds" on Spotify, a true classic by The Beach Boys that has aged exceptionally well. Give it a listen if you haven't yet, it's worth it.
So, this wraps up EBC for 2015. We wish everyone a successful New Year, and many great comics should be coming your way from us, if all goes well.
|Fairy at the VG Center; Fallout, Jerry; Knight at the VG Center; Spacebot 4000; Wizard at the VG Center|
|#206||It's All Geek To Me||So, Jerry and Spacebot have arrived at the Virtual Gaming Center. Much like RPG players in our time, the VG players seem to use a jargon that outsiders can't easily understand. In our next comic, we'll try and find out more about it.||Astronaut at the VG Center; Fairy at the VG Center; Fallout, Jerry; Hooded Figure at the VG Center; Knight at the VG Center; Red Robot at the VG Center; Soldier at the VG Center; Spacebot 4000; Warrior Princess at the VG Center; Wizard at the VG Center|
|#204||Hunger Or Games||Let's find out what Virtual Gaming is all about -- in EBC #206, because there will be a What If comic before that one.||Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#200||Happy Anniversary With 199 Comics!||Here it is! One of the largest EBC strips to date. Photoshop automation and some Python scripting helped making the giant wall of comics (EBC #1 through #199), while our heroes were added by traditional digital drawing.
Please be patient, it may take a while to load.
200 strips are done, so let's raise our glasses for the next 200.
See you tomorrow!
|Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#188||Inside Madame Rosalina's||So we're here once again, at a place we've already visited in EBC #52 and EBC #82. And I feel pretty nostalgic about it. And man, the future really has a thing with color gradients!
While creating this comic, my son and I listened to the Foo Fighters album "Wasting Light" on Spotify. It's a great album that I can recommend.
|Fat Zap; Human Customer at Madame Rosalina's; Pimple Faced Robot; Robot Customer at Madame Rosalina's|
|#187||Here They Go Again On Their Own||Oh look, we haven't really seen Terry in a while. And he even says something for a change, even if it's only one word.
Also, Jerry is absolutely excited, impatient, and distractible -- but after all, they found their favorite Video Game Store which changed its name again.
|Boldface, Terry; Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#146||New Super Mario Inception||At least this was just a dream. But what they're facing may be harder than changing your gender.
BTW: When I start watching a movie or playing a video game in a dream, it often happens to me that I find myself within it the next instant. But I think that's normal.
|80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#83||Family Meeting||So the guy who looks like Jerry is... Jerry's dad! (Hadn't you already guessed?). Poor Jerry -- no NES for him right now.||80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Fallout, Jerry; Pimple Faced Teen's Mom; Spacebot 4000|
|#82||Inside Ms. Pacman's||Jerry and Spacebot are not there yet, but that's what Lady Zelda's looked like when it was still Ms. Pacman's. Oh, and did you recognize the info desk girl? It's Pimple Faced Teen's mom, back when she was a Pimple Faced Teen Girl herself.
The guy who looks suspiciously like Jerry is there again, too, so tomorrow's comic should be interesting...
|80s Game Store Guy; 80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Fat Zap; Pimple Faced Teen's Mom|
|#81||Off To 8-Bit Wonderland||Do you have kind of a dÃ©ja-vu here? Check out EBC #51.
Metal Guy is right, of course: The first Legend Of Zelda game was only introduced a year later, in 1986. Let's see tomorrow what they will find in Ms. Pacman's then.
|Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#52||Inside Lady Zelda's||Take a look at the local video game store, "Lady Zelda's." Metal Guy and Carbon Dude can be seen in the background, after their previous visit they seem to like the store.||Fallout, Jerry; Fat Zap; Pimple Faced Teen; Spacebot 4000|
|#51||To Be Continued (No More), Part 3||After a long walk through the city, Jerry and Spacebot finally arrive at the Lady's. Would you have guessed that this Lady is a video game store? Well, what did you think?!||Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#41||Day of the Snobble||Two snobbles playing the famous opening scene from "Day of the Tentacle." It's a classic point-and-click adventure from LucasArts, successor to "Maniac Mansion."||Snobble|
|#31||Dungeons, Dragons, And Nintendo Confusion||Once again, the Geometry Nerds ponder the important questions of life. This time, it's all about RPGs, both classic and computerized.||Ball Guy; Cube Guy; Pyramid Guy|
|#25||What if Mr. Iceblock were the archenemy of SuperTux||Have you ever checked out SuperTux? It's an open source sidescrolling jump'n'run game, similar to the classic Super Mario games, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X and starring Tux, the Linux Penguin.||Mr. Iceblock; Penny; Tux|
|#15||Mushroom George||He gets called by approx. 100 people a week who want to complain about "Mario Kart Wii" being too hard, too easy, or whatever. So he wants to make clear that he's not affiliated with the game.||Mushroom George|
|#10||Guest Strip||The first guest strip, by Leon. Starring Doodle, the hero of the famous mobile game "Doodle Jump."||Guest Doodle; Guest RM01; Guest Roddenberry #1; Guest Roddenberry #2|