The Sucking: Continued

Cast: Gabe, Tycho

Related Articles: Hype Machine, Spacefucker 3D

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

{A view of the Hype Machine as screenshots are being carried inside it by conveyor belt. Two boxes at top.}
Box: Part of it isn't even the games' fault. They have the bad luck to exist in a time where publishers need to release one billion screenshots - per minute - to even register in the age of instant media.
Box: We went from news once a month to news every five minutes. It might be more efficient, but there's value in a little mystery from time to time.

Panel 2

{Scene change. A view of the cover of Spacefucker 3D. Box at top.}
Box: I'm glad that games have so many more mip-maps now, because they're great. But the people behind many titles we see today are visibly drunk on technology, trying to bump map the toy instead of making it more fun. Trying to interpolate the toy's animations, instead of asking themselves if they have made a toy worth playing with, let alone buying.

Panel 3

{Scene change. Gabe and Tycho are sat at the table. Gabe's hands are on the table.}
Gabe: Join us Monday, when we wrap up this little get-together.
Tycho: {drunkenly} Yez, join uz Moonday whenna we getta gotta gigga gaha.
Gabe: Don't copy me.
Tycho: {drunkenly} Doan coppy me!

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Preceded by:
June 6, 2001
Penny Arcade strips Followed by:
June 11, 2001

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