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So the ESA think they can fool congress into letting them continue their rapacious marketing habits by setting the ESRB with a warning that's as vague as it is useless. If they're resorting to this mendacious crap that means their lobbyists may not be as powerful as they'd like, and they do fear the US congress.

Anyway... if Penny Arcade doesn't beat me to the punch on this note I'll be most disappointed, since they have already let two of these go already. I'll feel alone, very alone... like, John-The-Baptist-alone.


P.S: Yes, the first three warnings apply to all physical objects composed of non-dark matter. It's physics.
The Cold Civil War
As if it wasn't evident enough on which side of the fence the NRA sits on in this war I can only truly call "good vs. evil" at this point, the NRA has ratified his allegiance to satan and all that is unholy by ratifying Ajit Pai's contribution to our inevitable dystopic future. Also, the award plaque came with a commemorative gun.

No additional comments, really. The comic basically wrote itself.

By the time I put this comic in the queue, GRIMMERSPACE's KICKSTARTER has yet to open. Hopefully it won't just go up in vaporware.

I have yet to read Snipes' book, but if he's on a writing spree, this book makes me curious.

A Game of Force
If I had to name one, and only one, reason behind Confederate's boycott, I'd say that's Poe's Law.

Confederate was supposed to be a cautionary tale, a warning of the nightmares that could be unleashed if the cancers posing as men happened to have their way. Alas, show THAT kind of story nowadays and all the nazi rednecks would take it as validation of their evil in a way not unlike corporate cancers twisted Who Stole My Cheese's message into a justification of management's worst practices everywhere.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Anyway, HBO's dynamic duo? Yeah, they got a new gig.
The Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
If you have a gaming PC, you want Final Fantasy XV.

If you want to make sure of how well your machine will do running it: Here's the free diagnose software from Squeenix.

As expected, AGAIN Squeenix didn't bother with enabling multi-core processing and thus the game demands nine times the specs it actually should, so be prepared.

The Other Shoe
It doesn't take an Einstein to foresee what happens next.

This is the part where "someone" pitches to 45's cabinet that perhaps "someone" should be entrusted with the monopoly of social media (as a start) "in order to protect democracy." Don't listen to what Zuckerberg "says," look at what he DOES (like banning on Twitter not the nazis, but the people who protest against them). He is not on your side.

You're looking at the incoming birth of the Ministry Of Truth.


P.D: For those who don't know what Weibo is... pray you don't have to find out.
The best possible concept
...delivered to you in the worst possible way.

Let's make things clear.

If Labo was a software for creating cardbord-cutout patterns, I'd eat my words.

If the new Mario Kart (as well as all future Switch racing games) was patched to use the pedal-and-handle cartboard toys from Labo's starting kit, I'd eat my words.

If the "Labo robot" kit had instead been packaged with the new Gundam Breakers (thus, being a real game rather than a proof-of-concept app), I'd eat my words.

If the piano app in the bundle had instead been a Guitar Hero game (this, an actual game), I'd eat my words.

Otherwise? You don't need to blow 70 dollars to make your own cardboard sword and use it to play Hyrule Warriors (saying the game has such functionality, Idk).

See, I wish the Switch to thrive as much as anyone else, but this time? Sorry, the king is naked.

New Year's resolutions
Yes, this was part of my new year's resolutions. It's not like I'll be disappointing a lot of people anyway.
And for something completely different
...some Mexican news.

Yes, I rarely report on my own country's news... because if U.S' news depressed me to the point of avoiding politics in the comic for eight months, you don't even want to know how I feel about my the state of my country (I did this one because the punchline basically wrote itself and presented to me on a platter).

Anyway, peace.
...Where no Trek has gone before
So, not only a Trek movie by Tarantino, it's also going to be rated R.

I really was hoping it was a joke, I really hoped first thing in the new year would be Paramount debunking that rumor... but alas, they didn't.

What's next? HBO doing Star Wars?
Last Week In The News
If you live in the US, you probably want to buy that book.

Granted, you need to look no further than twitter and tv to see 45's idiocy, but having the complete compilation handy is always a plus, and the fact that 45 wants that book to cease existing only adds to its value. "Cease and Desist" is the new "Stop the press!" (for those of you born after news papers, that used to mean "release this for yesterday").

Fun Fact: Buying all existing copies of an "uncomfortable truths" publication is Mexico's government's way to silence what few examples of good journalism we have.

@Afro goblin: Ikr? I mean, sure, in Japan it's old news. The internet picks the darndest things to elevate.
Season Greetings
I don't dare saying "Happy Holidays."

There are millions out there who are being miserable as I type this.

Still, try to make the best of the Holidays. Hug your loved ones.
DoubleThink R Us
After hearing that, seemingly, some deranged members of the alt-right are now adopting The Punisher as their new Pepe, that social media post I saw from a marvel writer a couple weeks ago suddenly made a lot more sense. While I can't find the aforementioned post, the poster complained about how they have been working for decades on stories centered on protagonists that fight oppression and discrimination only for people to go and root for the sentinels.

I can only imagine the colossal amount of mental gymnastics a wannabe-nazi must go through to watch Frank Castle smash the skulls of a white trash group and give them concrete shoes before they could kill a latino immigrant... and then think that, for some reason, Castle stands with his anti-values of hatred and pettiness.

In any case, the series has plenty of Marvel's vets as exec producers and the music is done by Tyler Bates. Watch it.
Round 5?
The fight for net neutrality is becoming like being a recovering alcoholic working at a winery. First you thought you only struggled with detox once and you were free... then you have to struggle again, and again, and then it's every day, and then it's EVERY. FREAKING. HOUR.

Also, like all other monsters from the current Cobra regime, now Pai resorts to victim rhetoric, and suddenly the villain is not him, but whistleblowers and protestors.

So, your yearly reminder: This December, Ajit Pai will try to kill net neutrality again. If you live in the U.S, contact your representatives, and give the FCC a piece of your mind.
May final doom be staved off one more year
Just that, no cheer.

Battle For Azeroth
So, the latest WoW expansion is already in Beta... and if Sylvanas is really in charge of the Horde now, then the sociopolitical commentary got definitely less than subtle.

Try it, just say it loudly, you'll put 2 and 2 together right away.

By the way, credit for this page goes to Nerf Now's Jo Pereira, who basically gave me the idea on a silver platter one week ago (and he's probably not likely to use it, since he's averse to unnecessary controversy in his webcomic).

Me-Too Material
If you ask me, there's little to no way you could do a Red Sonja in this day and age without reaching at least the critical mass of outrage for a month-long internet shitstorm where names would be thrown, NBC would demonize gamers yet again in attempt to remain relevant, and the geeks would remain polarized and divided to the benefit of those who profit from keeping the people divided.

...then again, that's the same I used to think about Wonder Woman, which turned out glorious against all expectations.

...not that I expect lightning to strike twice.

...Let Him See
While I can't say I feel one way or the other about Gigantic, it was sad to see the untimely demise of Torchlight's makers.

The ones who should be most worried, however, are Cryptic Studios... closing two studios and firing everyone on the same day sounds like some aggressive spring cleaning from PWE (yes, spring, all business decisions are made two business quarters in advance) and Cryptic shares the same profile as our two victims:

1) "Underperformer" (their games are niche products, mostly).

In Mexico, we have a saying: When you see your neighbour cutting his beard, start preparing to do the same. I just hope Valiance Online is released before the curtain comes down beacause, from where I see it, the writing is already on the wall.

Still alive!
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