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Penny Arcade - Comic - 2042

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edited February 2022 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - 2042

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    That's never troubled you before, EA. What's changed?

    H3KnucklesZilla360
  • PALaxxPALaxx Registered User regular
    An EA executive outwardly declaring a game they published was bad? I don't believe this. What universe did I fall into?

    zepherinZilla360Echo
  • zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    I do love the blame Halo play.

    How can our game be successful, when a much better game in the same genre is also out on the market?

    That is technically correct.

    H3KnucklesdoompookyZilla360
  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    I do love the blame Halo play.

    How can our game be successful, when a much better game in the same genre is also out on the market?

    That is technically correct.

    "That's the problem with allowing competition"

    - EA, probably

    MichaelLCH3KnuckleszepherinZilla360furlion
  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    PALaxx wrote: »
    An EA executive outwardly declaring a game they published was bad? I don't believe this. What universe did I fall into?

    Penny Arcade's humor grows more absurd every day.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Bremen wrote: »
    PALaxx wrote: »
    An EA executive outwardly declaring a game they published was bad? I don't believe this. What universe did I fall into?

    Penny Arcade's humor grows more absurd every day.

    It's not for you.

    TofystedethzepherindoompookyRhesus PositiveZilla360Mercade
  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    I would like to point out everyone's attention to Coarse, Itchy Fabrics... the silent killer. Finally, someone is shedding a light on this scourge and making it visible!

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  • BahamutEosBahamutEos Registered User regular
    So had to look up what they were commenting on. It's kinda nice when a company is upfront about what's up. Our competition is better is an incredibly honest response.

    H3KnucklesZilla360zepherin
  • SerjoeSerjoe Registered User new member
    We released a buggy game with maps that look like they were made with the half life map editor and a polished game that delivered actual fan service outperformed us.

    "Oh No"-Meme

    H3Knuckles
  • dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    "But the important takeaway is that none of these problems were caused by management."

    DjiemH3KnuckleszepherindoompookyV1mRhesus PositiveZilla360furlion
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I was hyped for BF2042 pre-release. I wanted a nextgen Battlefield experience set in the near-future with fun tech and stuff.

    But the writing was on the wall very early for this one, that it was gonna be a total shitshow. And it was.

    And in a brilliant stroke of irony, they have put Vince Zampella on it as the new franchise lead. I find that to be absolutely hilarious, given that he's the Infinity Ward / Call of Duty guy. At one point in his career, Battlefield was his biggest competition, and now he's the newly appointed head who's supposed to fix it.

  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    It would be a lot better if the points were not miles apart and/or if there was ever anywhere near enough vehicles to traverse these distances.

    In my experience 2042 is a reasonable running sim game! But as a first person shooter it has some glaring problems...

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
    doompooky
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Its funny I tried the demo/test or whatever and yeah the combat was so spread out and or shoot the dot it was anti fun. You'd spend minutes traveling to a fire fight and be dead almost instantly.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    Battlefield is a series ABOUT approaching far-off objectives that might be fortified with enemies. I haven't played 2042, is its execution of that worse than in, say, Battlefield 2? Because it was fun in BF2.

  • demeter699demeter699 Registered User new member
    As a woman and a gamer I loved Westwood Studios, Maxis, and EA games growing up. Now I won't touch most of their new games anymore, because everything comes across as a business scam. I wonder what nuances they have forgotten about gaming and if they put ideology, business, and money ahead of that. I feel that it's a shame, and if they had only put the gaming quality first all would come after. Where did their visionaries go? What happened to that top-of the line vision of the future the company pitched us while we were kids?

  • shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    first 2 panels were great. but that 3rd panel looks like gabe in drag.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    demeter699 wrote: »
    As a woman and a gamer I loved Westwood Studios, Maxis, and EA games growing up. Now I won't touch most of their new games anymore, because everything comes across as a business scam. I wonder what nuances they have forgotten about gaming and if they put ideology, business, and money ahead of that. I feel that it's a shame, and if they had only put the gaming quality first all would come after. Where did their visionaries go? What happened to that top-of the line vision of the future the company pitched us while we were kids?

    We can be thankful that there is a thriving indie game scene. After one tires of overly bright battle-royales and brown shooters there is a lot to choose from on Steam that owes nothing to the likes of EA.

    H3Knuckles
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