Time for another “acceptable” copy of Mario Duck Hunt to go online.
I wonder if Kade has ever thought about working in a game store, although that might not be a great idea if he wants to increase his game collection.
According to one of the Previous strips he already owns the majority of the Games. So i guess it wont be that different for him.
He can always use another forty copies of Duck Hunt though.
Perhaps… but working at a game store sometimes can let that person temporarily borrow a copy to play test to tell customers how good it is, or even buy them for less than the normal price. Could be worth it… but it would leave me wondering if he’ll be putting people to sleep with the non-stop information, especially if it has any relation to Battletoads.
I don’t think a cabinet made of NES cartridges would be structurally sound…
Just staking them your right but what Kade would do is combine them with some sort of adhesive, or something that would hold it all together.
Screws, strong glue, duct tape, other adhesives.
For a few dollars each, you can afford to break them.
I wonder how many cartridges it would take to make a throne?
Someone made a functional urinal out of SNES cartridges. It was made out of really bad sports games that cost 1 cent each and still don’t get sold online.
Brilliant! also I don’t think 40 is enough if he has 40 of Mario duck hunt alone…. How many copies of battle toads does he have O.O
Kade and Riley… yeah, I’d ship it.
Seriously, though, I’m not usually one for bringing up relationships in comics, but I really think that they’d go great together. Plus, since the comic is primarily abut video games, we wouldn’t have to worry about a bunch of relationship drama. They could hit off a perfect relationship, Riley would become a regular character, and the game store would be a perfect setting for regular video game discussions with new and unique characters outside of Nicole, Kade, Rick, and Harvey and Ness (like this new spotted yellow fellow).
I definitely ship it. 110%.
the thing is, I thought Kade was a representation of Tim (such as Nicole is a representation of his IRL dog); and if this does happen does that mean Tim’s found someone IRL? :O
He’s also said that the twins will each get significant others eventually.
Well, unless Tim’s dating his dog IRL, which I think is illegal in most states, I don’t think we have to worry.
Um, dude, what gave you this idea? Nicole is Tims Sister? I think your getting confused
Yea I think I’d quite like it actually. You know introducing some more outside relationships to include more characters or just one time characters. I hope they become a “Thing” because i feel like the brother sister relationship is much more, predictible
So is this game store an independent store, or part of a larger franchise like GameStop? Does Riley own the store, or is she just an employee?
In the previous ep she says she doesn’t run the place, she just works there (^ ^)
I feel like this is an independent store since Gamestop usually never sells games for consoles considered “outdated” such as the SNES or Genesis
Gamestar, and Game Crazy are franchises albeit exclusive to the Westernmost Conteniental Coast of the Northern Hemisphere. They sell EVERYTHING… they actually FACTORY RESET the system memory like they’re SUPPOSED TO BE REQUIRED TO BY STATE LAW… Yeah Gamestop… stop selling systems with questionable content to minors. (personal info/pics/logged in to a grownups email address)
Also, they give you 25-40% in trade in value instead of 5%
I ship these two. I am now Rilade trash. (Also there’s not much else to ship in this comic)
You could ship Kade with any of his video games
Kade x Battletoads, Koad :3.
Kade is so funny at times.
Kade is so cute when he blushes
The shippings are coming
I’ve got a friend that runs a ebay retro game store. He has all sorts of problems with the terrible prices everyone list things at.
I totally ship these two. Kade and Riley would make a perfect couple.
Always dissapointing when an artist ruins their creation by making unnecessary and foolish changes to the status quo. It says right in Kade’s bio “He is an avid gamer and would rather spend his time playing than anything else”. He is not interested in a relationship, never has never will be. You’re ruining the character and betraying the trust of your fans. If this is really the direction the comic is going I want no part of it.
this is a bit over the top? I didn’t realised making friends was an illegal thing that people can do nowadays? If they call themselves a gamer they can go into a game shop and helping out the cashier that’s being bugged by a guy? That’s just being friendly? Unless you get girls that quickly (which with a remark like that I highly doubt!)
I’ll admit, a lot of what I said was in anger. I’ve only recently discovered this comic and I thought I knew what I was getting. A comic about two siblings and their friends who love video games. None of this relationship ****. If you really don’t believe this is the direction the comic is going then I wish I had your optimism, but the signs are there, this what Tim wants nothing is going to change that.
“I’m angry that Kade is making female friends!” -you, paraphrased.
I’d probably re-read the last panel of the previous strip if I were you.
And you obviously didn’t see Kade’s face in the second to last panel this week. This is happening whether you believe it or not
Actually he’s blushing about the fact that he actually owns 40 copies of the same game.
I find this to be a decent way the character is going, as she work at a game store and they can talk about different games. They have a common interest, and that’s nice.
Also, I like her character so far.
What character? We know next to nothing about her other than her being shy, we don’t even know if she likes video games. You can work in a store and not be into them. And let’s be honest, shy girl out going guy is about as cliche as you can get
Hes not outgoing, he thinks the sun is trying to kill him……do you just not like her coz shes a woman? Theres no romance hint going on they are just talking P:
For someone who claims to like the comic I feel like you dont know kade at all
So now I’m sexist because I don’t like the newly introduced character? Really? Kade is friendly with almost anyone he meets, he’s certainly not a recluse.
“Kade is friendly with almost anyone he meets”
And yet just because she’s a girl, you have decided that the strip is heading to romance. If you’re using how friendly he’s being as a basis, then I guess he’s actually been in a relationship with Rick all this time.
Yes, it’s possible that they’d have a romance subplot. But there’s really nothing to go on at this point other than “boy like girl”. The blush is clearly a bit of embarrassment at having so many Mario Duck Hunt cartridges.
I mean the very little we know. I like how she is saying those things under her breath, it points to a character with a personality I could easily enjoy.
Good thing there are countless others that can take your place in the pool of people reading this comic, so its honestly not a huge loss if you do stop reading it.
You seem to be confused about the concept of ‘character development’ whereby a character, being organic, grows and evolves over time rather than being a flat, static character. It’s certainly neither ‘foolish’ nor ‘unnecessary’ and certainly not ruining the comic to have one of the characters grow and change over time and develop new relationships including romantic relationships that they might not have been suited for initially. He would hardly be the first and certainly not the last avid gamer to realize that there’s more to life than games.
So change my favorite character and make him uninteresting to me? Yeah, I totally want to stick around for that /s
But who is to decide what makes a character good or not? Certainly not you, nor me. It’s the author. Just cause you thought you knew the character, and the author develops him further, that makes it “ruined”?
Well it’s a little dissapointing to discover a new comic, read through the whole thing, think I know what’s about and what expect and have the characters figured out, only to have the status quo upended after nearly two years of almost no changes and zero character development. I feel like I’ve been decieved and I’ve only been reading it for a couple weeks. Can’t imagine how someone who’s been reading since the beginning and isn’t a fan of romance plots must feel.
To be fair he’s certainly allowed to decide if it’s ruined FOR HIM just as we all are, it’s just going too far to imply or outright state that the character should be considered ruined for everyone else as well.
And just how is the character so horribly changed to make it so uninteresting now? Because it doesn’t look like he’s had any of the traits removed that you apparently loved before, and all we’ve seen so far is him interacting in a friendly fashion with a female for a change instead of males. What, pray tell, is so horrific about that? Even if he was showing romantic interest in her (which so far he hasn’t, that was only being used as something to tease him about by his sister and friend) the character still has all those original traits, a romantic attraction on his part to her isn’t removing any of that. Do you hate the idea of someone being shown feeling romantic or even it being hinted at happening that much?
My favorite thing about the comic is the brother-sister dynamic, anything that lessons or ruins that will be a negative for me
Were you upset when Harvey, Rick, and Ness were added too?
I must say it comes off quite baffling that you think either of them relating with someone of the opposite *** in a possibly romantic fashion to be something that would lessen or ruin the brother-sister portion of the comic. I mean I shouldn’t have to point this out but teasing a sibling over a possible relationship is actually part of said dynamic.
Ugh, you’ve got to be kidding me, that profanity filter needs fixed if its censoring a word that’s not profanity.
brian, I know exactly where your concerns are coming from and I just wanted to assure you Savestate’s strong sibling aspect will always be a main features in this comic. Tim built it around a close sibling pair of gamers for a reason and he’s not going to abandon that in favor of a boring relationship comic. (Trust me, Tim and I rage about Big Bang Theory ALL THE TIME and how Amy ruined Sheldon!!!!) I hope you’ll stick with the comic awhile longer and give Tim a chance to introduce Riley properly.
Also, since you’re somewhat new I should probably mention I’m Tim’s sister irl in case you haven’t seen me around before. I rarely post, haha. Good to meet you though, glad to have you aboard!
Thank you, I appreciate the response. Though I’m not really a fan of the BBT it was for front on my mind as it’s a current example of a creation changing in a negative way by adding new characters. I will stick around and again thank you, sorry if I came off a bit dramatic.
Oh, it’s totally fine! Actually I think it’s a good thing that a possible change in character dynamic brought about such a strong response. It shows people are invested in the comic’s future! I hope Savestate continues to impress. Tim puts a lot of thought into it but mainly he just follows his gut instinct. If something’s not funny, entertaining, or at least cute to him then it probably will never be included in this comic.
Well, personally I’m hoping to see what Tim decides for his characters, as long as it remains his decision and it isn’t swayed disproportionately by the very vocal opinions of the few.
I suspect that this is what matters to most people – they’re coming here to see Tim’s (and yours too!) creative stories and work. After all – it’s what you guys bring to the story that makes it good.
It would be a shame to see (Furry) Drama™ influence that. Your audience wouldn’t know who the authors are anymore.
Tim can be very difficult to sway once he’s made up his mind, so I wouldn’t worry about him being influenced too much. He’s got Savestate pretty well planned out for awhile in advance and I think it’s safe to say you’ll continue to see his own unique brand of humor and storytelling.
And thank you for the compliments, but this comic is entirely Tim’s work. I’m always happy to proofread when he asks, or give an opinion on the layout or artwork if it just seems wonky to him, but he does 99.9% of it on his own ^-^
Whaaat? You mean you never punched Tim?
Don’t be so modest. At the very least, that’s direct literary inspiration which amounts to way more than a mere 0.1%!
“Always dissapointing when an artist ruins their creation by making unnecessary and foolish changes to the status quo”
And what exactly has changed so far? Oh, no, a new character is introduced. That’s never happened before. Except when it happened with Harvey. And Rick. And the neighbors. And their children.
“It says right in Kade’s bio “He is an avid gamer and would rather spend his time playing than anything else”. He is not interested in a relationship, never has never will be”
And he’s not in a relationship. If what we’ve seen puts him in a relationship, then I’m a polygamist with everyone I’ve ever talked to, because a conversation is ALL it takes, apparently.
“You’re ruining the character and betraying the trust of your fans.”
Yeah, no. There is no difference between Kade this week and Kade last year using a power pad as an emergency blanket.
“If this is really the direction the comic is going I want no part of it.”
Ouch… Kade’s like… 19 or early twenties… that’s when I started liking girls… still… it’d be very nice to see an asexual character… maybe he has a friendly crush on her, but He still doesn’t have a “romantic crush” as far as we know.
“Welcome to Gamestop. For a Mario and a Duck Hunt are really good two games.. I’ll give you.. A quarter portion.” https://www.google.com/search?q=star+wars+quarter+portion&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS636US637&hl=en-US&prmd=svin&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1kqiKhunLAhXSth4KHYXWDSQQ_AUICigD&biw=320&bih=492#imgrc=wRLXw_SPlCR3eM%3A
Can Kade and that guy (what is he a mix between cheetah and jacka or is he just a house cat)l be like nemassis also about gameslike he’s trying to get Kade back for ruining his deal at the store.
It’s like how Pat the NES Punk was planning on making a coffee table out of his copies of that game. Amazing.
I hate how the price of games is raising for no reason at all. I just want to buy some Dreamcast and GameCube games, but their prices have skyrocketed for no reason.
I’m happy I got a GameBoy Player for my GameCube when GameStop sold them. I got it for $10 from GameStop, and now that they’ve stopped selling them, all the listings are for $60.
I bet anyone who’s ever worked at a game store would agree that Mr. “My crappy old games should be worth all the money in your cash register” is the most annoying type of customer. Narrowly edging out Mr. and Mrs. “We’re going to drop off our kids and let you babysit them while they hog the display Wii for the next three hours”.
But , but , but ………………………………. How to create a cabinet with cartridges ?
No ideas . I don’t even know how a made with cartridges cabinet would seem ?
Stack them. Like a cinder block shelf!
So does Kade have a job here now or is he just loitering?
Probably loitering, he wants to see games (and Riley). I bet he does get a job there though.
I think Kade already has a job. I do think it would be funny if -Nicole- got a job here though.
That would be a very interesting situation.
Kade, you big big nerd xD
Hey there Kade. Flirting hard or hardly flirting?
Heh. Hardly flirting, I’d say. I imagine her gender is a distant concern in his mind. He’s just happy he found another person he can talk games with.
That said, I’m sure we’re all shipping these two. (Except for that one guy up above, apparently.)
Kade/Riley ship is go~
Nice save there, Kade. A lot of old NES games are almost literally a dime a dozen. Not too many of them are worth more than a few dollars, I’ve found. Though I learned the other day that Pokémon games can still get a decent amount each. Took some games to sell, expecting around four bucks, and left with almost 15, just because one of them was Diamond.
Yeah, in the days before the playstation-store, I had to go two two or three out of the way used game stores to find the PS1 games I missed out on, because the E-bay prices were so outrageous. Worst I ever say was when someone wanted 100+ dollars for a used copy of FF8, not even the box, just the disk.
I was at a game store yesterday, even the prices there are being blown up. $60 for Mario Kart 64 and Smash 64, $70 for Mario Kart Double Dash, $50 for Luigi’s Mansion and Mario Sunshine, $60 for all the Zelda games on the GameCube.
It’s really annoying because I know most of those games are worth $15 to $25 at most, and that’s the price I got them at when GameStop sold them.
A tricking question :
As we have seen , all characters of this comic have the same size (more or less) ………………………….. So , the rabbit in the first panel is a boy or an adult ? (sized as all rabbits are normally)
You should do a skit about them finding an old copy of E.T. and all of them just trying to exorcise it or something! XD
Maybe if Kade buys another few copies of Duck hunt he can build a tourist attraction. Maybe he can make like a dignified statue of himself out of the games he has.
shhip it shipp it shipp it shipp it ! i want them to ship !
…And what about World Class Track Meet? Three games in one is better than two.
Heh, I remember last year when this comic updated on April Fools Day, and everyone thought what happened was a joke, including me. That was amazing.
well to do a shelf out of NES cartridges you’d need lots of Gorilla Glue
Possibly a frame too
but I’d use a double layer of cartridges for extra support
Is that the first lapine we’ve seen in the comic?
I think there was one when they were using the demo unit a while back. THE SONY WII ONE!
I can’t see this going very far for Kade. Sure, she works in a game shop, but they’re very likely to go nowhere in this relationship, they aren’t even the same personality types.
Well, it is a bit better than some of the RickXNicole or RickXKade ships. At least one of them is actually interested. (I think)
I like Kade’s tail-tucking in the vote incentive.
Would it be on poor taste to do the same with copies of Shaq-Fu?