Thursday, July 29, 2010

Old Times Already


Yeah, sorry for not posting this yesterday. English Essay.

Speaking of yesterday, you might've heard of a little-known game being released: Starcraft II Wings of Liberty.

Starcraft to gamers is like classic literature to the literate. It defines gaming history, like Half Life, Halo (which understandably, has fallen from grace since) and even Tetris. I feel ashamed to have never owned it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Inception Intercepted


I gotta say; Inception is probably one of the best movies I've ever seen.

...why are you still here? Go! Watch it! Now!

Friday, July 23, 2010

...oh...

Hey, remember this and this comic?


I've seen the new ViDoc for Halo Reach's Forge mode. It's beautiful...Bungie's done a top job of fixing some of the issues we've had with Forge, and "Forge World" is an incredible feat of engineering for the Halo series.

Halo Reach Forge World ViDoc ('cause YouTube widescreen videos get messy on the blog)

Mind you, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's multiplayer is also looking brilliant. It's definitely a refreshing take on the standard "kill or be killed" multiplayer I'm used to.


EDIT: In my rush to get this comic up, I've forgotten to add a number stamp to the comic. Consider this comic #52.

Dreamtime Mr D.


If I ever move out, I'd probably sleep on the lounge (aka: couch) anyway.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life


Well, here it is. None other than comic #50. I think I deserve an achivement.


I'm not sure backgrounds are going to be a new feature to the comics just yet, but I had to something interesting for the Golden Anniversary.

Here's to the next 50. Hopefully I'll get more than 5 readers before then (yeah I know who you are).

Monday, July 19, 2010

Revelation


You'd be surprised how far Apple has infiltrated into Microsoft...the guys at Rooster Teeth for example; edit Red vs Blue using Apple software. And the guys at Bungie have been spotted using Mac programs when working on Halo.

...what? Oh yeah, and this wraps up the PC vs Mac story arc...at least for now. I'll be writing up a few more "filler" style episodes for a while. Expect to see the addition of pets to the TAG comics, rituals revolving around Halo Reach, RTS fans and the band Click (who can be found in the "some people we know" gadget).

Friday, July 16, 2010

Riding the Red Horse


Coming monday: the exciting (*cough*) conclusion to our PC vs Mac story arc.

Choosing the title for this one was hard...and I only thought of the motif after I'd drawn this up. Besides, a sword and bow/arrow wouldn't have been the same...

...no idea what I'm talking about, eh? Feel free to speculate in the comments section.

EDIT: Actually, "Opening the Second Seal" would probably have been a better title...

After today, comics will be posted in the Australian afternoon once again. This means that all you American readers (all 1 of you) will get the comic sometime after midnight...as in, you guys will actually get these comics on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Heresy


Paramedics arrived on the scene several minutes later.

True story: Halo was originally made for Macintosh, before Microsoft bought Bungie and the rights to the game. I suppose Mac users still hold a grudge...

EDIT: Yeah, I know; that suburban background has mysteriously disappeared. I dunno, it was snowing or something.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mac blast away


I came this close to putting a background on to all of those panels.

So anyhoo, despite Charlie's valiant attempt to swing the votes in Mac's favour, this weeks' poll results were:

12 votes for PC
5 votes for Mac
and 0 votes for Linux

Which also means we've hit 17 votes. It's not a lot, but it still beats every other week (the most votes we've ever had before were 10).

Time to get to work making that 20.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Munchkin

We interrupt our PC vs Mac story to bring you this:


A while ago, I decided to give Allie a bit of a visual upgrade. Now, she looks a little more like a Bioshock 2 Little Sister. This means that Allie has added detailed compared to her variant that looked more like F.E.A.R.'s Alma Wade.

Of course, some readers out there prefer the plain red dress Allie, since it reminds them of their favorite flesh-melting horror character. So, this week's poll is there for you all to decide which Allie variation you like. Whichever Allie style wins, I'll keep.


(yeah, this picture was rushed, hence why "Alma Allie" ended up smaller than "Little Sister Allie". Also, I tried a different medium for Allie's eyes, which messed up royally, so I had to fix that.)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Where's John Lennon when you need him?


Charlie decided she'd try and turn this week's poll in Mac's favour with this artwork. Apparently though, it's doing the exact opposite of what she wanted...Mac users, you've still got today to turn the votes in their favour.

And of course, no one's voted for Linux. I wonder why...?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Meeting the Neighbours


Having worked collaboratively with her real world counterpart, I'd like to introduce our latest Three's a Game character, "Charlie".


With permission, this character has been appropriated from one of "Koryzio's" comic characters. This also means that Charlie here holds the honour of being the first TAG character not based of a video game.

So stop asking.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Disturbia


It'd be a lot funnier if she turned around and saw someone spying on a Mac with a telescope.

So, who is this new character? You'll have to wait 'till Wednesday to find out...

In the meantime, Allie found some unreleased gameplay of F.E.A.R. 3 (you can tell by the fact that it's been filmed with a handheld video camera). F.E.A.R. 3 was looking great n' all, but these videos do a better job of selling this game to me than any of the official trailers have. Thank you very much Mr. "frozenlpaq"

EDIT: The videos are a little messy when placed in the blog, so have some links instead:

F.E.A.R. 3 E3 offscreen gameplay part 1

F.E.A.R. 3 E3 offscreen gameplay part 2

Friday, July 2, 2010

Customer Service


...wouldn't it be awesome if I was paid to write these?

I know creators like Tim Buckley (of Ctrl-Alt-Del) and Randal Munroe (xkcd) make their money through merchandising-T-shirts, DVDs, comic books, etc.

That could be a project for the distant future. Right now I need to focus on actually building a fanbase first.

And finally, it seems this comic has finally been going on for an entire month (a little longer than that, but let's not count May), and furthermore we're nearing our 50th comic. Small achievements deserve small rewards I suppose...