Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Warning Withdrawals

Seems that, for now, I've just resorted to whatever comic idea comes into my head at the time.

Anyhoo, coming out October 5 is the new expansion pack for both Left 4 Dead games: The Sacrifice. It was a real shocker in The Passing campaign to find my favorite character, Bill, dead-with no explaination, which only added to my sudden sense of horror.  Now we have the story coming October 5 that tells us what really happened to everyone's favorite Vietnam War veteran.

Well...mine anyway...

Whilst on the subject, the Assassins Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer PS3 beta launches October 4th. To make me feel even worse about my Xbox 360, Dead Space 2 is also launching a multiplayer beta exclusively on the PS3.

I feel cheapened...and saddened...and enraged...and a lot of other verbs!

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Heresy Will Stay Your Feet

My unclean hands have performed a disgusting deed...but it was in good conscience.

Don't get me wrong, I love Halo. Halo raised me like a parent. But I also know there are other games out there apart from beautiful, beautiful Halo. So, I appropriated a conversation Jarrod and I had a few weeks ago about F.E.A.R. 3 into this comic.

I intended to make several more Halo: Reach style comics, but the abscence of Jarrod's Xbox (and his flaming helmet) makes this impossible. That, and there's a HSC to study for.

Meanwhile, I've been hooked by a new game: Vanquish.

Think Gears of War...with rocket boots. And slow-mo. And robots...lots and lots of robots!

And Hilary, seriously, is that Hilary Clinton?!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

If they came to hear me beg...

Edit: I know there's missing pieces of the speech bubbles in panel 1, but I can't be bothered fixing them (and thus destroying the image quality any further).

Here's last Friday's comic. I'm sorry I haven't posted for the last week.

I've been playing Halo: Reach, see.

Lovin' the campaign. Lovin' the Forge. Lovin' the...EVERYTHING! Story isn't as solid as previous Halo games, but the gameplay definitely makes up for it. And the ending is brilliant (you'll have to play it for yourself to see what I mean)!

In other news about something apart from Halo, the first Bioshock Infinite gameplay has finally been released for the world to see.

I definitely know what I'll be doing when the end of the world arrives!

You may also have noticed the new link to my deviantART account on the sidebar there. I know: not works of art, but take a look if you're interested.

Next up: two and a half weeks of HSC study, followed by a month of exams. Joy (sarcasm).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Package

It's Wednesday...and I still don't have my copy of Reach...

...what justice is there in the world?!

And in other news, you may have noticed the sudden inclusion of the Halo: Reach style background adorning the blog. That's right, I figured out how to break that set background problem. In future, you can bet that I'll be decorating the blog's aesthetics to coincide with more pretty game releases. I'm still keeping track of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, F.E.A.R. 3, Dead Space 2, Gears of War 3, Bioshock Infinite...and maybe Resistance 3 as well. This comic might not have so many readers...but I at least like to pretend that I'm there to please them.

...enough discussion about all these "other games", back to Halo Reach.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Pilgrimage

The events of this comic...aren't entirely true I'm sorry to say.

I can't actually pick up my copy of Halo: Reach (Limited Edition) until Friday afternoon.

As if that wasn't depressing enough: Jarrod's going to a Midnight launch tonight to get his copy (of the Legendary Edition). If only I was as devoted...except that I like sleeping in.

...are you feeling fine?

The R.E.M. reference should be kicking in right about now.

I've played through the entire Minerva's Den campaign, and I gotta say I enjoyed every bit of it-especially the end (no, I'm not going to tell you how it ends, just that it was really, really good). If you're a fan of Bioshock, I recommend downloading it. Worth every Microsoft Point.

The end of (my) life as we know it

I'm amazed at how boring my life is unless I'm ruining it with video games.

BTW: End of the world

The events of this comic...pretty much happened. Exactly.

Where the hell have you been?!

Ok, I know. I've gone a whole week without posting. This time however, I have a good reason!

Sunday, 5th September: Power goes out, denying me access to both computer and internet. I miss out on everything PAX related.
Thursday, 9th September: Power comes back...but internet is completely malfunctioning. Thanks to the school's internet filter, I can't make a post telling you all what happened either.
Today: Internet finally comes back on.

Relax though: I have four comics ready and waiting for you (both) who have waited so long.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

TX-1000, Brain Cells: Zero

So, I was downloading Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den today, and I suddenly realised a similarity between it and the Terminator movies:

1) "The Thinker" is a computer that can think and reason for itself...kinda like Skynet
2) The Big Daddy is, very simply put, a robot. reminiscent of the Terminators, don't you think?
3) There's an arcade style game called "Spitfire" in the second level, "Operations". In the second Terminator movie, John Conner is playing video games at the arcade right before he meets the Terminators for the first time.

Your Local Brains Trust

A whole week of not wonder I only have two readers.

Today's comic isn't supposed to be a part of last week's story arc, I just came up with it the other day and drew it up (that's how I do things; last minute). Are there any other adjectives you want to add to Jarrod's description? The comment's section is right below this post.

PAX starts today, so I hope to get a little comic-coverage of that. We're expecting some Halo Reach, Gears of War 3 and Dead Space 2 hands-on gameplay, so be on the lookout for that.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I know, I know

I know: Monday's comic isn't up. And neither is today's. It just so happens that I'm also a Drama student, and said Drama class is being assessed this week. I'm not free until Friday I'm afraid.

Both of you readers must be angry with me.