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[PA Comic] Monday, December 2, 2013 - Window Of Opportunity

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited December 2013 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    In the last panel, Gabe is running facefirst into a glass wall he didn't know was there.

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    Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Due to the tragic and untimely death of Santa from being stabbed 150 times, christmas this year has been canceled.

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    This is why I play every mp game I intend to play on release or not at all.

    Once you are left with only the die hards it's no fun anymore.

    The Roleplayer's Guild: My blog for roleplaying games, advice and adventuring.
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    VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    Fantastic!

    And Robot Santa posting it only makes it better.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Gabe makes fantastic decisions.

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    SpaffySpaffy Fuck the Zero Registered User regular
    Love the third panel. Begging for continuity on this one.

    I thought the accepted knowledge was that just after Christmas was the best time to play, because the servers are suddenly flooded with noobs.

    ALRIGHT FINE I GOT AN AVATAR
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    Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    edited December 2013
    Aegeri wrote: »
    This is why I play every mp game I intend to play on release or not at all.

    Once you are left with only the die hards it's no fun anymore.

    Eh, depends on the game.

    I had a blast with the Mass Effect 3 MP more than a year after its initial release, in part due to the awesome PA folks I was playing with.

    Edit: Although that was co-op MP instead of player vs player.

    Maz- on
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    DoomnetoDoomneto Registered User regular
    edited December 2013
    Spaffy wrote: »
    Love the third panel. Begging for continuity on this one.

    I thought the accepted knowledge was that just after Christmas was the best time to play, because the servers are suddenly flooded with noobs.

    Normally yes. Christmas is a time when new players would receive their copy of CoD.

    This time around, however, existing, skilled players that are still stuck with a 360 will be awaiting their new consoles instead. The learning curve will be non-existent for them.

    Doomneto on
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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    God damn that Gabe face

    I know what my nightmares will contain tonight!

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    GanluanGanluan Registered User regular
    This is pretty accurate, it's like a turkey shoot right now playing COD on Xbox One. I am surprised at the number of people that waited until the One came out to get the game, given that you could get it on both systems for $70.

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    OmegaDezOmegaDez CanadaRegistered User regular
    Seems like the Christmas Noobs won't be noobs anymore this year.

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    timmywiltimmywil Chattanooga, TNRegistered User regular
    Okay, Tycho got me. Can anyone define "calgonned"? Dictionary was no help.

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    marsiliesmarsilies Registered User regular
    edited December 2013
    timmywil wrote: »
    Okay, Tycho got me. Can anyone define "calgonned"? Dictionary was no help.
    Calgon is the brand name of several different products. The bath & beauty Calgon products used to uses the slogan "Calgon, take me away!".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgon#.22Calgon.2C_take_me_away.21.22
    http://www.takemeaway.com/

    In the context of the newspost, Tycho is using "calgonned" to mean "taken away".

    marsilies on
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    kismesisterkismesister Mu Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Oh man I love this comic so much. I have been geeking out about the expressions in today's strip since 2am last night haha. Mike has been KILLING IT lately.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure the 3rd panel is the first depiction of "2013 Gabe" that I actually like. Excellent work.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2013
    marsilies wrote: »
    timmywil wrote: »
    Okay, Tycho got me. Can anyone define "calgonned"? Dictionary was no help.
    Calgon is the brand name of several different products. The bath & beauty Calgon products used to uses the slogan "Calgon, take me away!".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgon#.22Calgon.2C_take_me_away.21.22
    http://www.takemeaway.com/

    In the context of the newspost, Tycho is using "calgonned" to mean "taken away".

    It's also used as a joke in one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, Space Mutiny. The villain from that movie is named Kalgan but is pronounced the same way, which leads to some amusing riffs when he shoots people (Kalgan, blow me away!).

    joshofalltrades on
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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure the 3rd panel is the first depiction of "2013 Gabe" that I actually like. Excellent work.

    Oh you must have missed this one then

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    Cause that is the best Gabe face of all time.

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    CptTripsCptTrips Registered User new member
    His face in the last panel looks familiar... Is that an homage to something?

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited December 2013
    Quid wrote: »
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure the 3rd panel is the first depiction of "2013 Gabe" that I actually like. Excellent work.

    Oh you must have missed this one then

    EvrB2o9.jpg?1

    Cause that is the best Gabe face of all time.
    In the meta sense of that panel expressing the pure essence of Gabe (to extinguish joy in others), then yes, I think you are right. <grin>

    YoungFrey on
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