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Stolen Pixels #235: Laugh or Die

By Shamus
on Friday Oct 15, 2010
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It’s not about Minecraft.

Comments (30)

  1. Sornas says:

    Is it bad if when I read “A third of you will not be tortured,” I immediately thought he meant a third of each individual person would not be tortured? XD

    • Meredith says:

      Knowing the Combine, this would not be surprising. :)

      “Stop complaining, we didn’t even touch your left leg, or your right arm from the elbow down, and you’ve still got one kidney.”

  2. Moridin says:

    Refreshingly direct threats, I must say.

  3. I know that the jokes in the monologue weren’t supposed to be funny, but the one about Duke Nukem Forever still cracked me up.

    Also, I have to wonder, of the people who read this blog, or the Escapist, how many are old enough to remember Daikatana? I mean, I’m almost thirty and Daikatana came out when I was a Freshman in college. Someone in their early to mid twenties might only know about Daikatana because of the persistent running jokes in the gamer community.

  4. I feel slightly dumb saying this, but after reading the title of the strip, did anyone else imagine MetroCop doing the vocal part of the intro to Skate Or Die 2?

  5. Jarenth says:

    Sharp viewers may notice there’s no little text blurb under today’s comic.

    This is probably not Minecraft related in any way.

    • bit says:

      You may also observe the entirely non-minecraft related coincidence that there is also no Experience Points today.

      Again, we stress that minecraft does in no way relate to this oddity. Please move along.

  6. X2-Eliah says:

    I really, really hope Shamus is working on an importable (or hand-crafted) minecraft map that is an actual comic sheet by itself.

    If he is playing Mincecraft just for his own selfish desires, then that just won’t do now, will it? I mean, Shamus could’ve at least picked a game that has unicorns in it.

  7. Brandon says:

    I really am interested in giving Minecraft a try, but I’m currently way too addicted to Starcraft 2. Oh, and trying not to fail all of my classes. That’s important too, I guess.

    Really though, Minecraft, from everything I’ve heard, is something that any game designer or aspiring game designer should be looking at very closely.

    • lazlo says:

      I’m struck by how backwards things are right now. My biggest problem is that there’s way too much good fun stuff to do. WoW patch 4 is out, so I’m re-learning how to heal. Halo: Reach is sitting there tempting me (Yes, I’m a Halo fan. The Halo franchise, WoW, NWN and Baldur’s Gate are some of the very few games that my wife and I can both have a lot of fun playing together.) All the shows I like to watch have started new seasons, so I’ve got a Tivo full of goodness. And then, just to top it off, I walk outside and the weather is so incredibly beautiful it defies description. Just being outside and breathing this time of year makes me feel better than I usually do throughout the middle of summer.

      So my plan for the weekend is to play some WoW, play some Halo, watch some good TV, take my kids for a hike, and get some projects done around the house. So in other words, I need this weekend to be about two weeks longer than it’s going to be. It’s like I’m being oppressed by too much awesome.

      • Freykin says:

        I feel you on this. I have a giant stack of games to work through. I could not buy anything for a year and I probably wouldn’t finish them all. This is just counting the ones that you CAN finish, too, League of Legends eats up my time at an alarming rate.

  8. Aldowyn says:

    It’s amazing when something that’s essentially a tech demo to a game can have you caught up in for days or weeks, and the ALPHA can have you skimping on your job. And yet we all still laugh, because that’s our job and we understand how awesome Minecraft is!

  9. Ramsus says:

    *snickers* Daikatana

  10. HeadHunter says:

    That Duke Nukem joke was actually pretty good! :)

  11. MrWhales says:

    (actually about this post)Kinda.

  12. Nathan Sanzone says:

    I’m catching up on old posts (yeah, it’s a big backlog””I blame Minecraft!), but none of the Stolen Pixels posts have links…

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