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PA Comic: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - Efficacy

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edited January 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I'd hate to see the renegade interrupt on combing a deer.

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  • SlurmeeSlurmee Registered User
    This is why i will never buy a connect specially as of my australian accent.

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  • JucJuc Registered User
    I wouldn't worry too much about an Australian accent.
    I'm pretty sure the guy who did the kinect thing for ME3 had it account for Australian and British accents as well as western Canadian, maybe others too.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    Slurmee wrote:
    This is why i will never buy a connect specially as of my australian accent.

    a connect? Dang your accent is so thick that it carries over to text

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    I'd hate to see the renegade interrupt on combing a deer.

    Same position, much less wholesome.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    I really liked this one too :^:

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    There's going to be a new minigame, where you have to moan sex noises into the mic during the scenes or Garrus will accuse you of "faking it" and dumping you.

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  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I cannot wait to see how uncoordinated the voice commands are in ME3 when I get the game. Finally the game I've always dreamed of, when my yelling at the NPCs in the game can actually be heard by them. I wonder if they will react to "Stupid asshole get out of my way" and "Why can't you shoot straight moron?".

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    Sno-cones in space confirmed.

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  • RoeRoe Registered User regular
    This comic is masterful.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Good job Garrus!

    Blow job sir, well OK.

    Procede.

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  • EvilRedEyeEvilRedEye Registered User regular
    Isn't Gabe's Kinect, like, in the way of the TV image? That would drive me insane.

    Gone.
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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    I've never noticed before that Gabe has blue eyes.

    But good comic!

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    EvilRedEye wrote:
    Isn't Gabe's Kinect, like, in the way of the TV image? That would drive me insane.

    Technically yes, but it's so low that it'd only block the view if you were looking up at the TV from the floor. Sitting across from the TV or standing wouldn't have obstructed view.

    ... why the fuck did I answer this so seriously?

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    I can't convince my wife that using an angry tone of voice isn't going to make the Kinect take her more seriously.

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  • Maz-Maz- ラブリーチャーミーな 敵役 Registered User regular
    Ahem, the..the way Garrus is positioned behind the deer in panel 3..I fear/hope the comic edits thread is going to have a lot of fun with this one D:

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  • UnderwhelmingUnderwhelming myMomIsTheJam July 13, 2013 Registered User regular
    Pfft, Combing Deer was so overpowered in ME2.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    EvilRedEye wrote:
    Isn't Gabe's Kinect, like, in the way of the TV image? That would drive me insane.

    That's ok, he's got 63.5" still viewable so he won't miss anything.
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    Yeah, I'm a bit jealous.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Did anyone else play Lifeline on the PS2?

    The main character in that was always guzzling all my health drinks and slapping her ass when I just wanted her to shoot things or do something simple like "walk to the door."

    I never did beat it. I got to some place where she has to walk in the rafters and you have to keep switching between three paths to avoid steam or something or you fall down and have to start over.

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  • The Good Doctor TranThe Good Doctor Tran Registered User regular
    Well. Now we know why Mordin found a varren STD on the Normandy. And who contracted it.

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  • pirateluigipirateluigi Registered User regular
    I laughed out loud at this one. I think it's the expression on the deer that really sells it.

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    Wimble wrote: »
    Slurmee wrote:
    This is why i will never buy a connect specially as of my australian accent.

    a connect? Dang your accent is so thick that it carries over to text

    This is a highly underappreciated post.

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe Registered User regular
    The deer meter is the best part.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    jackal wrote:
    I can't convince my wife that using an angry tone of voice isn't going to make the Kinect take her more seriously.

    I never get angry at the Kinect.

    I get disappointed.

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    Also, the art on this one is beautiful.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    issuing squad commands seems pretty cool but i always have trouble competing with the volume of my television

    i don't wanna shout at my TV !

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    I'm really looking forward to the demo so I can put this "better" claim to the test.

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  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Just when I think my absolute loathing of all things voice or motion controlled is irrational and silly I see something like this that makes me think that I might not be wrong.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    I bought Disneyland Adventure for my four year old. I have to play it with them and it is pretty much an isometric exercise routine. I'm not sure who thought it would be a good idea to make the player hold their arms out straight for four minutes at a time.

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  • ResorathResorath Registered User
    Indeed, this comic is pretty much a blanket joke for all voice controlled systems.

    Siri comes to mind... but then she doesn't have the power to comb deer.

    yet.

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    I love this entire thing

    All of it

    So much I've made my way over here to say it

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    I'm not really one for issuing squad commands in ME2; I think 98% of my use of voice commands would be "get the fuck out of my way, I almost shot you in the head."

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  • PandabearcakesPandabearcakes Registered User regular
    I love the deer's progress bar.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    So how do you target with voice commands? Or will they always look for closest target or something?

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    I don't know which is funnier to me; the comic or knowing how much tycho enjoys word play

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  • BlargosaurusBlargosaurus Registered User regular
    That deer is damn cute.

    Also, with an Aussie accent connect is pronounced Kinect, so it all works out.

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  • drendren Registered User new member
    Am I the only person wondering why we need a kinect for voice commands? There has always been a microphone port in the 360 controller.

    The headset microphone would be substantially better than the kinect since people couldn't walk into the room and screw with your game by yelling the voice commands.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    The Kinect is able to isolate the voice of the player from background noise.

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  • TheOtherHorsemanTheOtherHorseman Registered User regular
    Quicktime event- tap x to flourish your brush and sculpt a little deer fauxhawk

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    So how do you target with voice commands? Or will they always look for closest target or something?

    it targets where you're looking

    look at a spot on the ground for move commands

    look at an enemy for firing directions

    etc

    i could actually see myself using this a lot if there were a mic option or something but like i said earlier i have no intention of competing with my TV for volume in the room

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