AlexPuma wrote:Hilarious! What is the Half-Life fan doing playing a console game? *completely misses the point of the comic*
Lockdale wrote:Noticed that his Wii is collecting cobb webs and dust, while he's playing a 360 game online...lol. I guess he doesn't want to tell his grandma that he doesn't play Nintendo stuff anymore and that the magazine doesn't matter to him. Just a jab at Nintendo I see lol.
ChozoBoy wrote:Dorkly is terribad.
NeroSuferoth wrote:I don't get it... Timmy doesn't use the magazines anymore, yet his grandma still remembers to subscribe every month?
Also, it seems Timmy plays Xbox now
ZS wrote:The grandma's actions are adorable. The insistence that Nintendo gaming is only for kids is annoying.
LegendofSantiago wrote:This story had plus 3 when i first saw it. I guess people actually noticed it's making fun of Nintendo
Dinosaur Rex wrote:And now, timmy pays to play awful games with 13 year olds. Such a good job timmy...
gojiguy wrote:LOL HIS WII HAS COBWEBS WII IS GATHERING DUST LOLOLOLOL
AnoukiAgentYellow wrote:Idiot, doesn't play his gamecube and Wii but refuses to sell them. How is he supposed to afford Half-Life 3?
Fuego6 wrote:This is neither funny or heart felt. Seems to me the artist crammed too many themes together and came out with muddled junk. Pick your target and shoot it. That's all I can say about that.
bomblord wrote:Maybe it's just because I've taken 1 too many art appreciation classes, but i'm seeing a very heartfelt metaphor here about lost innocence, showing how people can turn something dear and precious to them, that brings immense joy, and then shun it for no other reason than "I grew up"
MukuCookie wrote:No, honestly that's what I took away from it when I read it at first as well, until I saw the -9. I didn't even notice the GCN and the Wii in the closet the first time.
kernal wrote:HA! nintendo is stupid and childish and they aint got no games! dust!
TheHappyCog wrote:As long as he's not playing Half-Life on it then it's not a big deal. Playing Half-Life on a console should be a capital crime; carted off to The Hague and whatnot.
Tork110 wrote:"So, when are you going to get a job?"
"I SENT OUT A FEW RESUMES! LAY OFF!"
HammerGalladeBro wrote:Besides the jabs at Nintendo. For some reason, the fact that he's playing online on his gradma's house rubs me the wrong way.
Eternal Rain wrote:Yeah the last panel really ruins the comic. =\ I was willing to forgive the "geek still living with grandma" stereotype if the ending was actually really sweet all around... but they just had to ruin it with a "hurr durr Wii and Gamecube collecting dust" joke. If the purpose of that last panel was meant to mean "I grew up" then it's still pretty stupid. I'm 22 years old and I love to play all of my Nintendo systems, whether it be the old systems like my SNES and N64, or the newer stuff like the Wii and 3DS (and I can't wait for the Wii U). I've also been a big Nintendo Power reader since high school (subscriber since 2004, I still have the "DS launch issue"), and I have an entire collection of my cousin's old NP issues dating from the late 80s all the way up to around 1998 (around the time he went to college and didn't have much time for games in general anymore, though he did get an N64 during his last years of high school, AND he now owns a Wii).
Overall... yeah, any potential sweetness this comic had, or any forgiveness I could have given to the "gamer geek living with grandma" stereotype went out the door with that last panel and it's implications.
internet wrote:could have done without the nintendo jabs , oh no wait that was the whole point . Playing online is a terrible waste of time
sundin13 wrote:seems to me like this comic just wants to say "RIP Nintendo Power, we havent cared about you for a very long time but you were kinda cool i guess...but not as cool as Xbox"
peenbbb2 wrote:Awww... that's sweeeeet.
...But after reading ZS' comment, I found this pissing at the same time.
Entity wrote:It was a bit funny. Just a bit of stereotyping going on. And ain't granny sweet? He doesn't have the heart to tell her!
Anyway. I now have 2 Wiis LOL. Just got some new games too (Last Story and Pandora's Tower are so far kicking ass). And all those games I still haven't finished. The little white box truly has some of the best gems ever. And I started out gaming in the eighties as a kid. Wish I still had Pong though
Snesboy wrote:I don't get it. All my videogame systems collect dust. Including my PC. I never clean them.
HyperInuyasha wrote:If they didn't put the Nintendo jab at the end and just reveal that the guy's simply collecting the magazine's instead of actually reading them, this would have been sweet.
I miss my grandma...
Bobbuffalo wrote:"wii collecting dust"? really? after all these years we still have these same stupid retarded jokes?
misswliu81 wrote:didn't find this the least bit amusing.
MaggotCakes wrote:This is a stupid comic. I'm 29... and ...
I don't want to grow up, I'm a toys R Us kid... there's a million toys at toys R Us that I can play with...
Bikes and trains and VIDEO GAMES... its the greatest toy store there is!
I don't want to grow up... cause if I did... I wouldn't be a toys R us kid...
I'd be a douche bag. Have fun being douchey and playing grownup interactive movies... I'll stay a kid and play real games that are ... what do you cal it... oh yeah FUN.
But the general plot seemed to missed me.. I found it more melancholic than funny that's all.
Keep it up.
XCWarrior wrote:Thanks for coming on to defend your piece, but you're trying to defend an anti-Nintendo comic on a Nintendo website. You can say all you want it wasn't meant to bash Nintendo, but it looks that way. Even if it wasn't.
I for one will miss my Nintendo Power coming every month. And I miss grandma. So this doubly hurt more than made me laugh.
Fuego6 wrote:The aspect of this that I thought was really well done is the art itself so kudos. Sorry the script is balls. I'm glad you came to straighten things out though.
ZS wrote:I was going to say that was a lot of dedication to reply to every comment from Akluthe, but then I saw that he (she?) is also the artist. So I kind of appreciate the dedication to the craft and wanting to discuss the comic itself. I still can't quite dismiss the anti-Nintendo angle fully, but it's nice to know that's this isn't the central point of the comic.
So some kudos.