Probably shouldn’t have put so many Final Fantasy games on the list…
Stupid phone focuses slower than the Contra victory screen. XP
Why did I never do this? D:
This is my new tradition starting now~
Right? I’m totally doing this from now on! XD
Next year: me, Xbox 360 controller, keyboard/mouse and my Alienware.
This is better than anything else I’ve ever thought of, and I will definitely give credit where credit is due when my friends follow me into it.
LOL THIS STRIP IS AMAZING.
1. Ambers confusion over Ness&Harvey
2. Kades paranoia about his “New Years Tradition”
3. Just Nicole being herself LOL
also that’s an interesting tidbit about the lightguns (I remember hearing about that, but I’m still not sure why it’s that way)
I agree, Amber’s reaction is especially priceless xD
I’m not certain, but I’m guessing light guns didn’t work because LCD panels had such a slow refresh rate. The target frame is supposed to flash for one frame, but LCDs would blend it with an adjacent frame and it wouldn’t really flash or provide a distinct target. Newer ones might work now. I dunno, just a theory.
There are several options. Old tube tv’s ‘scan’ the screen 1 pixel at a time, really fast. By picking up when that scan point is where the gun is pointed, it knows where the gun is pointed. In the case of NES light guns, as I recall the screen flashes all black then black with target locations in white then black again really fast, using the flash to white to pick up if you’re on target or not. Display lag or not emitting enough light on new displays would mess with that method.
That, and the light gun requires true, pure white, and actual complete “off state” black to work, which modern display’s can’t produce.
Super simple why the light guns do not work. The NES expects the frame to be drawn as soon as it outputs the data, but because of the very small delay the image processing takes on a new TV the timming is wrong. This causes it to miss, keep in mind we are talking miliseconds here, so the time does not mater when it comes to the gameplay, but the NES is affected by it.
Does this help at all?
LCD lag is definitely a big issue for shooter games, but even ROB has trouble with LCDs and it’s just looking for any flashes of color. I’ve read somewhere that it has to do with the lack of scan lines on modern equipment.
I just hope Nintendo decides to make a PC (NES and SNES) virtual console so I don’t have to deal with viruses and glitches of “contraband downloads” excuse the pun
**** you kade for not completing the games in time i miss my Saturday morning cartoons T.T
I was the dam not the f word
I can read that kind of language
Can you provide Kade and Nicole’s game list for the new year? Would be cool to see a difficulty rundown.
Mostly games that you could speed run, like Super Metroid, but you’ll hear all about it in the next few comics.
Typo in the first panel, Nicole’s first bit of dialogue: “Videos Games”
Not trying to be that guy, just thought I should point it out. Love the comic, keep up the good work!
Thanks. I’ll never learn if someone doesn’t point these out. -_-
At least Kade and Nicole’s parents went home without showing all their embarrassing puppy pictures to Harvey and Ness, the ones parents like to get out this time of the year when company comes over, the type where you’re in the bath, in your birthday suit or got chickenpox. Although the canine equivalent would probably be fleas or mange, and wearing only collars I can’t see them being too bothered about being in just their fur, but I guess puppy bath time would make them blush.
There’s also something about playing classic games on an old tv that you lose when you try in on a flatscreen.
I keep a couple of old ones on standby for when I want to dig the old computers out.
I’m still nettled to no end that the end of Saturday morning cartoons cost us Sonic SatAM.
OK, you say that and I think of the ’93-’94 cartoon. Which one are you thinking of? Because if they were thinking of reviving that one, I need to go write angry e-mails to the FCC.
The Arcie comics are a good place to see the characters from that, but I did watch all of that show and it is the best Sonic cartoon. A shame it ended after two seasons.
this is amazing, i love amber and i hope she stays a main character
(i was gonna make a comment about her becoming kades gf but then i remembered she has kids and probably a husband)
Now that’s a nice new years tradition, why did I never think of that before?
I made it past the third Seymour fight in a few hours in FF10. I power rushed that game.
Yay! They put Amber in the gang ( I think ) And Rick is Back!
the only prequel character that has a chance to be in the new films in Darth Maul
Yeah… with his robotic chicken legs. I still have a hard time believing Kyle Katarn from Dark Forces is no longer canon, but Godzilla on Coruscant is. XP
i get why Disney did it. but it’s still the most harmful Retcon in the history of Fandom.
No; the “New 52″ DC reboot was the most harmful retcon in the history of Fandom.
Seriously, the Force might have awoken, but it will never recover what it has lost.
I used to do this at hotel parties.
They stopped bringing their Homebrewed Wii about four or so years ago. At the same time, we stopped going at the hotel. So, no free wii game plays for me.
I LIKE JAR-JAR and think the haters have small brains. NYAH! THPPPPPT! Then again, I cut my teeth shucking quarters into asteroids, pack man and the superman pinball machine(I’d give up half my liver, a kidney, a lung and my right nut for that pinball machine) I’ve trounsed the original asteroids on aAtari 2600 in every mode and still say Silent Service was the BEST submarine warfare video game EVER. Play it for 2 days straight in real time mode and you learn patients and how to sweat for no reason. GET OFF MY LAWN! Dang kids, where the heck dang geritol wearing off.
I started replying with “Okey-day!” just to annoy Jar-Jar haters.
To the persons hating Jar-Jar Bink ; have you noticed the clone war star-cruiser seems as his face ^_^
OMG , Amber has really nice eyes . Love her in the second panel , with her face like : “- Wait , what ? You put your baby lizard in the dryer ???????”
Meanwhile , i think it’s a very bad idea to get Kade as babysitter ; the kids will be game addicts very quickly
That’s a goood thinkg,given in to the game side join us.
I am in the minority, I actually like Jar-Jar. Nice comic relief character, and he’s got an interesting design.
They did give him moments of awesome in the Clone Wars series.
About Amber …………………………… It’s weird somewhere to see someone wear a shirt and no pants ^_^”
Saturday Morning Cartoons. Ah, they were before my time, but I do have fond memories of them. Specifically CW4Kids. That was the very first place I learned about Kirby and Sonic through Sonic X and Kirby Right Back At Ya. Both those things are still in my life now, and I will remember when I would go out to my camp on weekends and the only good thing on was CW4Kids because we only have antena TV there. The memories are great.
I also set up my own New Years tradition. Every year for the past few years, the first and last game I play during the year are the same games or in the same series. It has been Smash Brothers since I started, and it will be that for 2016 as well most likely.
Knowing Kade , i’m sure he hasn’t chosen easy games : smash bros , bloodborne , battletoads , Star-war battlefront ?
It’s good for me : happy new year from France
No no not battletoads *sees the flashbacks* soo difficult. Also enjoy the home country my friend.
But Kade is a master in game :
Even if sometimes , he has strange ways to finish a game :
And thanks ; same for you
Battletoads is hard, but doable as long as you don’t have two players. Funny thing is, a lot of people don’t realize that the US Battletoads is impossible to beat with two players due to a glitch. It’s the level with the little unicycle things.
So, will Amber ask them to join in any reindeer games??
They never let poor Harvey join in any reindeer games. X3
Especially “Until Dawn” ^_^”
Don’t tell me they brought battletoads and contra.
Kade being a total game drugged …………………… Very possible ^^
I would only request Mace Windu to come back.
When he said “Remember hat happened in 2014?” did he mean 2013->2014 or 2014->2015? They are literally talking about the new year. It’s a weird question, I know.
2014 new year , i think
I would expect he meant what happened during 2014 after he failed to finish everything in the end-of-2013 binge.
That’s what i’ve meant too : 2014 new year ; so , 2013 christmas ^^
Saturday morning cartoons ended in 2014, so he failed to finish the games in 2013.