The Sunday Papers

By Kieron Gillen on February 8th, 2009 at 2:13 pm.

Sundays are for finding yourself somehow awake at a silly hour with a lack of sleep because you’ve got a comic signing at 10am. 10am? 10pm, possibly. 10am is madness. Anyway – that means I better compile this list of writing found by the good ship RPS across the week and resist linking to songs I found myself singing while replacing central words with the name of a talented comics artist. Go!

Failed.

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105 Comments »

  1. Mo says:

    I read Tom Chick’s review of Killzone2 yesterday. Effin’ hilarious. Loved it! The comments were … yeah, let’s not go there.

  2. Jim Rossignol says:

    What the hell is going on with Guardian gamesblog? Why do the correct links produce the wrong pages? Witchcraft! Edit: Seems to be fixed, but there is something very fishy going on at the Guardian.

  3. Larington says:

    Makes me glad I don’t have a 360 or PS3 and game mostly on the PC, that way, I get to avoid most of this ‘us or them’ mentality thats been somehow bred into console fandom.

  4. Dante says:

    God this Killzone 2 nonsense is ridiculous, I’m glad we PC gamers are out of this console war nonsense.

    The PS3 side strikes me as the more hysterical of the two though, presumably because they’ve got less to enthuse about.

  5. Scotch Mist says:

    “Waterloo by Abba” – “This video is not available in your country.”

    Chalk one up for the censors in Thailand! I guess?

    On a barely related note, has anyone else heard the new Sufjan Stevens cover of You Are The Blood by the Castanets? It’s really, really awesome.

  6. PHeMoX says:

    I don’t know what’s more retarded… the comment on the Killzone 2 review or the video reaction from Adam on those comments. Sure I had a good time laughing out loud about those quotes and his responses, but come on… don’t freaking waste time by giving those retard fanboys attention.

    Especially those Xbox fans that still don’t realize the PS3 has their precious Xbox technically dominated. :P

    It’s only a matter of time people will want a PS3 for it’s games, instead of it’s Blu-ray drive. ;)

  7. PHeMoX says:

    “The PS3 side strikes me as the more hysterical of the two though, presumably because they’ve got less to enthuse about.”

    You should really take a look at those comments they posted.

    You’ll see the Xbox fanboys are all over the place claiming Killzone 2 doesn’t look as good as Gears of War 2 and very silly things like that.

    The PS3 guys aren’t even responding much, as they seem to be very aware of which games on the PS3 are graphically impressive. Of course they ridicule those Xbox fanboys, but come on, who wouldn’t… it’s like those few PC gamers claiming Unreal Tournament III is somehow more impressive than Crysis.

  8. Heliocentric says:

    If killzone 2 came out on the pc, i’d both download the demo and if there wasn’t a demo buy it for £10 on the back of a few good reviews.

    But i’d need to spend £300 to even try a demo, so to me this is not news.

    But its nearly valentines and i have bromance for tom chick so i’ll let you off this time.

  9. Mister Hands says:

    The Adam Sessler video reminds me of the good old days of Digitiser, when Biffo used to administer the smackdown on console zealots on a regular basis. That’s an excellent thing.

  10. Rogue says:

    He could have been a little more subtle with his insults, but I still enjoyed it regardless.

  11. AndrewC says:

    @ Larington & Dante: Are you not exercising some ‘us vs them’ in your own posts?

  12. Gap Gen says:

    “Seems to be fixed, but there is something very fishy going on at the Guardian.”

    International Socialism!

  13. FernandoDANTE says:

    ” Best response is G4’s video one to their mailbag after they gave it a disgracefully low 5/5.”

    That doesn’t make any sense.

  14. Mo says:

    God this Killzone 2 nonsense is ridiculous, I’m glad we PC gamers are out of this console war nonsense.

    Haha. I’m both a console gamer AND a PC gamer, and let me tell you, PC elitists are just as bad as console fanboys. So don’t worry, you’re not missing out on a thing! ;)

  15. Rogue says:

    He is, just not most of it.

  16. Therlun says:

    What about the Steam prices?
    You promised you were working on something! *sniff*
    You promised! *cry*

  17. smorgasbord says:

    All the fuss over review scores is making me lose faith in humanity.

  18. Del Boy says:

    That Adam Sessler video is so therapeutic.

    I get so unnecessarily wound up by these console owning c**ts and that has eased my frustration.

    (I am not implying that console owners are c**ts but that these c**ts own consoles)

  19. Dolphan says:

    Nice to see the random game-stuffs in the Wall Street Journal. Just finished Dead Space, and the HUD-integration was another nice little touch in a game that seemed to be entirely constituted by them.

    Oh, and I’m sure plenty of people on here have consoles as well as PCs. It’s not quite as much of a case of double vision as having both a 360 and a PS3.

  20. Gap Gen says:

    “Haha. I’m both a console gamer AND a PC gamer, and let me tell you, PC elitists are just as bad as console fanboys. So don’t worry, you’re not missing out on a thing! ;)”

    You own a console toy! Gasp!

  21. AndrewC says:

    @ smorgasbord

    It is pretty depressing. It’s nice to think that they are all 15 and don’t know better. When you only have enough money for one console it becomes important to think you’ve made the ‘right’ choice.

    Equally a teenager uses their consumer choices to define them – be it music or games or clothes – so it becomes waaaay more important than it should be.

    It’s nice to think that they are very young, and will grow out of it, but i’m really not sure it’s true.

    Even more depressing is following the ‘Is Resident Evil 5 racist?’ furore. There are epic examples of ignorance in those threads, and that will only grow as it gets closer to release.

    Sigh.

    But hey, we game on our PCs so we are smarter than that. Right?

  22. skizelo says:

    “Colleen Coover” fits over “Waterloo”, almost kinda.
    And I’m out of comic book artists. This is going to bug me.

  23. Mo says:

    You own a console toy! Gasp!

    Two, even! Four, if you count handhelds! And I’ll be getting a PS3 at some point. The shock, the horror! :)

  24. Dreamhacker says:

    J-pop culture has Narutards.

    Videogaming has console-owners.

  25. Post Maker says:

    It’s not as though consoles themselves are inherently bad; it’s that some of the choices that are made based on them are (Game for Windows – Live). And they provide a good alternative for people who can’t get a handle on mouse and keyboard style movement/ aiming.

  26. Monkfish says:

    Pointless conflicts such as the current console wars aren’t unique to the current times, of course. Hell, I remember similar rivalry between Speccy and C64 owners. What is new, though, is the sheer aggression and vitriol involved. I mean, back in the 80′s it was all lighthearted banter – probably because you were face-to-face with your rivals in the school playground – but this Xbox vs. PS3 nonsense feels like gang warfare at times.

    Still, we PC gamers aren’t entirely immune from a bit of tribalism. Just mention ATI vs. Nvidia and you’ll see separate wars being waged in other, distant corners of the Internet. And they get just as nasty as the console wars, too.

    Common to them all is the factor of large, multi-billion dollar empires laughing maniacally at the way people are fanatically defending their products. Mwahahahahaha.

    Me? I couldn’t give a stuff what platform I play my games on, as long as the games are fun. And I’m the one having a ball playing these games, while all those idiots are wasting their lives arguing about them. Sucks to be them.

  27. Chaz says:

    @ PHeMoX

    Is there no escape from people like you. :(

  28. Pags says:

    Is Killzone 2 actually a game, or is it just an elaborate hoax to give people an excuse to argue over the internet?

  29. A-Scale says:

    Adam Sessler is good man.

  30. unclelou says:

    God this Killzone 2 nonsense is ridiculous, I’m glad we PC gamers are out of this console war nonsense.

    Yeah, I am finding this console war nonsense more and more obnoxious. Industry string puppets, the lot of them.

    Disclaimer: I obviously don’t mean every console gamer.

  31. StormTec says:

    @Monkfish

    Here here!

  32. Tei says:

    I have no problems with tribalism, is people get the nettiquete right. Most people don’t even know the nettiquete exist.

  33. Rei Onryou says:

    Stories involving drunken comic writers, I’m all over.

    Oh Kieron, does your vanity know no bounds?

  34. Charlie says:

    I think people don’t believe Sony about the PS3′s power because they are a bunch of liars!

    When the Dreamcast came out Sony boasted how much more powerful the PS2 was over it and then in reality it was a lie. The same is happening to the PS3, they have MGS and Killzone2 but then the multiplatform games often end up looking better on 360. I’m not convinced the 360 couldn’t run both those games without much graphical difference.

    I understand that the PS3 is more powerful but I don’t think it particularly matters. Yes I do own a 360 but I’m definitely a PC gamer not a console gamer.

    The PS3 is an overpriced brick and the 360 breaks if you sneeze in its general direction. PC FTW

  35. qrter says:

    I thought the Sessler thing was pretty embarrassing, for all parties involved. The way he tries to show how other people are idiots makes him look like a similar kind of idiot.

  36. El Stevo says:

    Tom Chick’s Killzone 2 review is disgraceful. Napoleon was actually average height for the period.

  37. Gap Gen says:

    PHeMoX: Irony is a wonderful thing.

    In any case, the PS3 *should* be twice as good as the 360, given that on average (in the UK) it costs twice as much.

    In other news: my monolithic corporate oppressor is better than your monolithic corporate oppressor.

  38. Dolphan says:

    I like my DS. Even the PC struggles to stand against a platform with Phoenix Wright leading its charge.

  39. Nick says:

    PS3 rox! 360 sux!

  40. Theoban says:

    The only thing better than console gamers sniping at each other for no reason, is uncontrolled snobbery from PC gamers.

    /PC Gamer
    //Snob.

  41. Charlie says:

    Snobbery FTW!

  42. El Stevo says:

    “I’m glad we PC gamers are out of this console war nonsense.”

    ~ Dante

    “It’s dumbing down for the consoles!”

    “It’s consolitis gone mad!”

    “This format is going to hell in a handbasket!”

    “Waste of the licence fee!”

  43. Confidence Interval says:

    I like the leading questions accompanying the Wall Street Journal’s article and inviting readers to join the discussion:

    “Do videogames make you antisocial? How much spending is too much? Did you grow up playing videogames, but have yet to give them up? Join the discussion”

    I find “have you to give them up” demeaning – but maybe I’ve just been made antisocial.

  44. malkav11 says:

    Never really have understood the need to champion a particular console or platform. They all have their ups and downs, and generally the approach that makes the most sense is to own all of them that have something to offer you. Which is why I have a Mac, 3 PCs, a Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, Xbox 360, PSP, and DS. And I’m very close to buying a PS3 – the price is still ridiculous and the selection anemic, but I’m tired of missing out on things like Disgaea 3 and Valkyria Chronicles, and I’m going to have an HDTV soon so may actually care about BluRay.

  45. pepper says:

    If you look at the specs of both the xbox and PS3 then there both pretty similair, with the xbox being stonrger in the graphics department, and sony in the processing power.

    Development wise there is a big differance, with the sony PS3 being a total screw up, which they even openly admitted. It appears the PS3 has lost its edge in that area.

  46. psyk says:

    Not followed the link but can imagine what the comments are like and the reason there like that is the people posting are still kids at the oldest maybe 18 who are still trying to work out that what there arguing about is worthless or there just trolls.

  47. Larington says:

    @Gap Gen: Being elitist against idiots & Zealots? Sure. Elitist against genuine affionados of their preferred system (IE not prone to Zealotry)? Then most certainly not.
    I’m no fool, I know the PC has some weakness’ compared to consoles (Mostly weaker in terms of slower plug in & play times (Installs) and you can’t really have four people gaming in the same room on PCs, unless theres a heck of a lot of power points involved.) and that sense of, umm, modesty is whats important, to me at least.

  48. Tei says:

    “and you can’t really have four people gaming in the same room”

    google for LAN party, and be ready for a surprise.

  49. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    There’s nothing like a cathartic video rejecting the conceited idiocy of humankind to help cleanse the palate of internet vitriol.

    And by catharsis I mean Abba.