Strafe Left: The Formative Years #36

Last seen in PC Gamer UK at the start of 07.

19 Comments

  1. Ubernutz says:

    What’s a mug tree?

  2. Albides says:

    Oh man, we’ve all been there…

  3. LootWhore says:

    Wow, what a bunch of crap loot. I love it.

  4. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    For non-UKites, I give you: Poundland

    Nice comic, I assume this tied into the review of Titan Quest?

  5. yns88 says:

    Oh, how very very relevant.

  6. Jay says:

    Ah. Took me a while, but very good. Haven’t seen this one before either

  7. Andrew Armstrong says:

    Hahahaha, very funny :D

  8. Alex Grose says:

    Actually, a mug tree is where mugs come from. They only grow in remote parts of the brazillian rainforest, and are the only thing in poundland that costs over £10!

    Great cartoon by the way!

  9. Jonas says:

    Hahah this is so well-timed, I’m about half-way through my first playthrough of Titan Quest.

  10. Zed says:

    The proximity of tampons and superglue disturbs me.

  11. Will says:

    I think I’m a little behind the times, gentlemen. I see the UI and I think…

    Diablo?

  12. Chaz says:

    Very good, it made me laugh.

    @Will
    Diablo, Titan Quest, Dungeon Siege and what ever else. I think the image is just supposed to be indicative of the genre as a whole rather than pointing at any particular game.

  13. Myros says:

    You have to be from the UK I guess ;p
    Pound stores, where everything costs 1 pound or less. eg ‘Pound Stretchers’.

  14. Alarik says:

    Chaz: Nope, the “protagonist” is wearing Greek/Roman styled armour from Titan Quest, there is no other option here. Also the map is straight from TQ.

    And also the insane amounts of useless and anonymous rubbis, straight from TQ :-P

  15. Brett says:

    For the US crowd: Think Dollar Store. Same concept.

    Or as I like to call them – that place I get sent to yearly to buy balloons for my kid’s birthday.

  16. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    @ Myros: Poundstretcher isn’t a pound shop. /pedant

  17. Clovis says:

    I actually found this disturbing. Like that mission in Oblivion where you get drugged and kill a bunch of villagers. It’s like you are playing Diablo and suddenly wake up to realize you have massacred people shopping at a dollar store. Almost all the dead seem to be unarmed humanoids.

    I wonder if anyone will click on this old story and read this…. or if I will ever check back to see if anyone does…

  18. Serondal says:

    @Clovis – Yes