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The New Comic Thread for Friday, February 25, 2011

duraxdurax I'll be watching you...Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    zombies eh

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  • DubhDubh The scarf is nice Pizza SewersRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This

    is wonderful

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Are smurf comics relevant nowadays?

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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Well of course they are

    I mean lookit

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Floating. A Doll's House.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    huh.

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  • duraxdurax I'll be watching you... Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Campion wrote: »
    Are smurf comics relevant nowadays?

    There's a Smurfs movie coming out soon.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    No, there's gotta be something more relevant than that. Nobody cares about a smurf movie.

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  • Duke PhillipsDuke Phillips Registered User
    edited February 2011
    First thing I thought about was those pictures of before/after heroin addicts.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's

    not bad, I guess.

    I wonder if they were just sitting on this one for a while, it seems just a little different than a usual PA strip, I dunno.

    Less clever, I guess?

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  • CoinageCoinage The man from the other side Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I don't....think I get it.

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  • DubhDubh The scarf is nice Pizza SewersRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    First thing I thought about was those pictures of before/after heroin addicts.

    exactly what I thought

    I mean

    it did mention Smurfberries, a known narcotic

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Spoiler:

    Just for the people who don't get it.

    edit: Also my favorite is bottom row 3 in, apparently meth regrows hair.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Smurfberries, not even once.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wow uh..

    okay

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think I need the newspost for this.

    Wait, it's about that Smurf game for the iPhone isn't it?

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    oh my dear lord this is glorious

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel DenmarkRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's about the smurf game, marketed at the kids, that has the micropayments.

    I think that is what this comic is about.

    Fuck off and die.
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    oh, right! the little girl that spent $10,000 on in game smurfberries or something like that on a smurfs iphone game

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Now that sounds like a story.

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  • CoinageCoinage The man from the other side Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    oh, right! the little girl that spent $10,000 on in game smurfberries or something like that on a smurfs iphone game
    $1400, but ok, this makes more sense now. I have to wonder how much she knew what she was doing, she did need to get the password. But of course bitter old people need to flip a shit about decadence first.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    blue smurf, girl smurf, nerd smurf and old smurf right

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Seriously though, why are actual monetary purchases present in a game basically for toddlers? That's kind of idiotic.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I always liked the French word for Smurf.

    Stroumph. You say it like, Strrrrr-ooh-mmm-fff.

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  • CoinageCoinage The man from the other side Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Adus wrote: »
    Seriously though, why are actual monetary purchases present in a game basically for toddlers? That's kind of idiotic.
    Because apparently it works? This girl got the charges reversed by Apple because it was so high, but I have to imagine they aren't always so generous when someone buys the $99 wheelbarrow of berries. And we adult gamers were going crazy over the $2.50 horse in Oblivion!

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #1 Adus, your av sig combo is glorious and makes me hate myself for not seeing that movie in theaters, so clever.

    #2 The point of the purchases was for a little boy or girl to see a button that would make all his or her smurfs extra happy if it was pushed.


    Hmm, I was trying to find that comic where you swipe a credit card for extra damage but dishes are calling so this will do instead.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    #1 Adus, your av sig combo is glorious and makes me hate myself for not seeing that movie in theaters, so clever.

    #2 The point of the purchases was for a little boy or girl to see a button that would make all his or her smurfs extra happy if it was pushed.


    Hmm, I was trying to find that comic where you swipe a credit card for extra damage but dishes are calling so this will do instead.

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    I think you mean this one
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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Coinage wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    oh, right! the little girl that spent $10,000 on in game smurfberries or something like that on a smurfs iphone game
    $1400, but ok, this makes more sense now. I have to wonder how much she knew what she was doing, she did need to get the password. But of course bitter old people need to flip a shit about decadence first.

    Didn't strike me as an article about decadence, more like an article about people being fucking retarded. I mean seriously, if my progeny or anyone else progeny were to play with touch computer of any kind, it would be in airplane mode the entire time.

    What's next?
    "My daughter send all the pictures of me grinding in the club and "fellatiating" other women to all my contacts after I let her play with my iPhone, I demand compensation!"

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  • Maz-Maz- ラブリーチャーミーな 敵役 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    what is this I don't even

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dubh wrote: »
    First thing I thought about was those pictures of before/after heroin addicts.

    exactly what I thought

    I mean

    it did mention Smurfberries, a known narcotic

    I thought it was for a meth comparison.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Meiz wrote: »
    I always liked the actual word for Smurf.

    Stroumph. You say it like, Strrrrr-ooh-mmm-fff.

    FTFY

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  • ffaristocratffaristocrat Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Face of Meth, people. I am disappoint.

    There are a couple issues with the Smurfs game:
    1. It's marketed as a kids game and not every parent is aware that you can drop $99 at a time inside the game fo stuff.

    2. But hey, you need to enter your itunes password right? Well, not if it's been entered in the past 15 minutes... or the past few hours for one guy who was aware of the in app purchase and the 15 window and waited for it to expire but his kid was still able to drop a few hundred dollars.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Time for another C&D?

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  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    If a parent doesn't research and know every facet of a toy/game/whatever they let their kid experience, it's their own god damn fault. We have the internet now; it requires just slightly above no effort.

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    jackal wrote: »
    Time for another C&D?

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Would NOT be surprised if we get another Strawberry Shortcake incident out of this. So, download your copy now, folks!

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Coinage wrote: »
    Adus wrote: »
    Seriously though, why are actual monetary purchases present in a game basically for toddlers? That's kind of idiotic.
    Because apparently it works? This girl got the charges reversed by Apple because it was so high, but I have to imagine they aren't always so generous when someone buys the $99 wheelbarrow of berries. And we adult gamers were going crazy over the $2.50 horse in Oblivion!

    Yeah, it's operating as designed.

    From the screenshots I saw, it's pretty upfront about charging you. Love how it's not the parent's fault she's stupid.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    #1 Adus, your av sig combo is glorious and makes me hate myself for not seeing that movie in theaters, so clever.

    #2 The point of the purchases was for a little boy or girl to see a button that would make all his or her smurfs extra happy if it was pushed.


    Hmm, I was trying to find that comic where you swipe a credit card for extra damage but dishes are calling so this will do instead.

    215530391_oLuDB-L-2.jpg

    I think you mean this one
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    In Denmark Smurfs are known as Smølfer.
    I like it in German.
    Die Schluempfe

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    smurfraves are a gateway into the smurflifestyle

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    that picture disturbs me

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Coinage wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    oh, right! the little girl that spent $10,000 on in game smurfberries or something like that on a smurfs iphone game
    $1400, but ok, this makes more sense now. I have to wonder how much she knew what she was doing, she did need to get the password. But of course bitter old people need to flip a shit about decadence first.

    If you enter in your password into the App Store on a device, you don't have to re-enter it for another 15 minutes. (ostensibly so that if you were buying a bunch of apps at once its more convenient than having to key in your password every time.)

    however, it also covers in-app purchases, so Mom or Dad would buy the game for little Johnny, hand the iPad off to'em to play with, and, if I were to guess, Capcom makes that in-app purchase screen really goddamn easy to access, if not the first thing you see, so they don't get prompted for the password.

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