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What people are saying about "Math"
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Why
about 3 years ago
Why would she be called Joe?
Otter
about 3 years ago
Okay, I'm meaning to ask:
What the freakin' thing does AAA stands for?
I read it a few times and urbandictionary doesn't help me at all.

Also, what days do Nerf Now updates, because I have no idea on that and isn't in the About section either...
AAA
about 3 years ago
thinking about the implications of this kind off mass mixup in definitions, Its an incredible stroke of luck for producers
AAA
about 3 years ago
AAA has nothing to do with how good a game is. A game doesnt become AAA because It gets high reviews, its actually a designation code that categorizes greenlighted game projects by the budgets
they are alotted. AAA is the biggest budget category.



about 3 years ago
@Anno: Jo doesn't read SMBC and the comic you're referencing, which as a reader I couldn't even remember and had to google 3 times to find, is almost 5 months old. The joke is at game critics because an average game which doesn't stand out gets an 8. Game critics rarely ever give actually low score
Marcusss
about 3 years ago
Found you today, Nerf... And I am in love... see you again.,.
about 3 years ago
I'm here waiting for Portal 2 too...

@dekichan
(photo comment): best answer
stickman
about 3 years ago
is that dude from xkcd?
Trlol
about 3 years ago
@Great Biotic Wind

I smell what you're cooking.
Great Biotic Wind
about 3 years ago
@AckAckAck: I do not consider the Kane and Lynch or Final Fantasy games (other than the main offline series, obviously) AAA games in the first place.
Anno
about 3 years ago
Nice rip-off from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal there. Oh no wait, you added the Game Reviewer yourself instead of the other 4-5 panels they had, that would explain why that panel makes zero sense.
Trotim
about 3 years ago
The TF2 Shogun item recipes are the worst of all so far simply because you may need <infinite> tries to get one of them.
>:O
about 3 years ago
Fucking maths how they work?!
Cake
about 3 years ago
At Bob,

The recipes are way better than if they did "refined + class token"
However the chance of getting Fan'o'War is hilariously bad (11.66% or so)
about 3 years ago
Yeah. I'm totally not buying Shogun 2 off steam. Got my copy ready for pickup at gamestop when it comes. Extra content > tf2 stuff. =P
mystia
about 3 years ago
@Well...
correct!
Zer-O
about 3 years ago
from what my brother says you can find the new weapons and whatnot in drops but you can't trade multiples
GoldenJoe
about 3 years ago
XKCD reference FTW!
Axe Murderer
about 3 years ago
It's fantastic how iconic xkcd has become, to the point that you see a stickman and think of it.


You should've drawn the Jerkass, Jo. (With the ballcap)
Bob
about 3 years ago
The models are great, just unfitting as Hell. And the stats are so-so for a few. And the recipes sucks.
But they're on the right track.

Also, I love the potshot at XKCD and game review scores.
Well...
about 3 years ago
@mytia
Hah, are the first two from Dragon Age II?
x)
Well...
about 3 years ago
To be fair, anyone that takes IGN seriously is someone who can't be bothered to search for a more competent Game Reviewer.
about 3 years ago
... that only played at the beginning and rarely been heard again during gameplay? do they try to ensure that their asses will receive more CoDBlops love by demeaning other shooters?

I try not to hate something on the internet, but IGN really gone into my nerve.
about 3 years ago
@Vaded

I've seen worse, IGN reviewed the BF:BC2 Vietnam add on and giving it 9.5, he said he reduce 0.5 point because... *drum roll* he hate the opening song.

That's the most fucking idiotic reasoning for point reduction, I'm fine if it's about bad gameplay or bad graphic, but opening song...
about 3 years ago
@Great Biotic Wind

"...but its average AAA game, which is already good by default."

Really? BULLSHIT! tell that to FF14 and Kane&Lynch series, FF14 is broken and they have to fix it for months now and K&L... ugh, I hate seeing men ugly bare butt...
DK
about 3 years ago
Now I remember that retard feminist who reviewed Neptunia.
Vaded
about 3 years ago
I don't trust any review unless they can say something negative and positive, and not superfluous flaws like bad box art. Even at that I'm a weirdo who liked that movie waterworld so I can't trust public opinion.
Cirno
about 3 years ago
Dont call those boring coridor FPS and linear RPGs AAA games... -⑨ out of ⑨
Dr. Zoidberg
about 3 years ago
@Kuro Fox: Games rated 8 out of 10 aren't average. They're good to really good. 9's are great and 10's are perfect.
You don't see 1's and 2's because those games rarely get reviewed in the first place.
Robert') DROP TABLE Students; --
about 3 years ago
lol'd at XKCD cameo
Great Biotic Wind
about 3 years ago
@Kuro Fox: Many mags and websites dont bother reviewing games from noname publishers and developers. While not all of those games are bad, this is usually where you would find the 1, 2 and 3 out of 10 quality.
8 may not be an average game, but its average AAA game, which is already good by default.
mystia
about 3 years ago
how bout a fifth panel to this comic?

The Sequel:
-I WANT TO BE A DRAGON
-I'M HUNGRY
-GET OUT OF HERE STALKER
about 3 years ago
I hate it when they use 8 as a score for "average" games.

It's a 10 point scale, learn to use all of it! 1 should die in a fire, 2 is unplayalbe garbage, 3 sucks majorly, 4 has major flaws, 5 is average, 6 is ok but not interesting, 7 is neat, 8 is good, 9 is great and 10 is "I came."
 Platypus
about 3 years ago
What makes good kamikaze? If I were a bad kamikaze I WOULDN"T BE SIT"N HERE DISCUSSING IT WITH NOW WOULD... oh... ya.
My Name Is A Lie
about 3 years ago
@Scout: Yes, really. The worst part is, that kid'll probably grow up to be a theoretical mathematician.
about 3 years ago
the milk, the milk giving 75% damage dealt back compared to the mere 20% the banner gives. Overall, a shitty update. Also the day before the Japanese Earthquake as a realease is just unfortunate.
about 3 years ago
less then the Skullcutter or Caber, both which have ALOT more firepower. That heal does nothing for you when youre running at a heavy without the ability to take out a rocket launcher. The only thing of worth is the Soldier's banner. Even then, its just Mad Milk for the soldier and its WORSE then
about 3 years ago
Can get the same effect from Jarate then the fan. You can get it from the Sydney Sleeper even better, and then less people are at risk. People can just go to the resupply locker and get unmarked. Useless. In a land of guns, the katana is worthless to all but good demoknights. Even then, worth
about 3 years ago
Now then. The new melee weapons are useless except the katana, and thats only useful on Degroot Keep. Spy's knife is worthless. that 180HP does nothing good and having 60 total hp is horrifying. You cant use dead ringer well with the knife. The scouts fan is worthless. -90% damage? Oh fun. You
about 3 years ago
@Moron: Actually eye did. That Cirno's an imposter.
Scout
about 3 years ago
"The Smartass" Really?
about 3 years ago
Yep, typical Gamestop or IGN reviewers, with numbers, numbers and numbers.

It is sad to see people take assumption about a game just by looking at the numbers and not trying the game first.
DISPENSERHERE
about 3 years ago
NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE NEED A DISPENSER HERE
My Name Is A Lie
about 3 years ago
That Game Reviewer must be a product of the No Child Left Behind Act.
nom nom :U
about 3 years ago
next comics should b based on the new games that are coming up i gess..?
*nom*
about 3 years ago
C'mon! A FREAKING MATH COMIC? WHERE'S THE LOVE FOR FRANK!?
I'm in the news too! People are DYING to get me in MvC3! Write about that!
Surge
about 3 years ago
Note from the grammar Nazis:

Anyone does know the answer? should be

Does anyone know the answer? (slide 1)
Moron
about 3 years ago
@Cirno

Dammit, u tuk my name!
Bionic21
about 3 years ago
@Liro Raeriyo: The kunai that the Spy gets unfortunately only overheals you to 180 max, and degenerates naturally.
Cirno
about 3 years ago
@Awesome hat,
dammit, u tuk my line!
Awsome hat
about 3 years ago
1+1=⑨

(Awsome points to anyone who knows who i am refering to)
Liro Raeriyo
about 3 years ago
the Katana sounds like a medieval weapon ideal, receiving full health on kill? absolutly devastating,
the knife sounds like you steal your opponents health on kill, is that like all health with overheal? or does it set your health to that?... a 300 health spy does sound quite interesting.
Liro Raeriyo
about 3 years ago
the new weapons look quite useful in some situations, example being you hit someone with the battle fan the scout has, it makes it easy to pepper them if they try to retreat with your pistol, and makes close range absolutely devastating, but for personal uses, useless in medieval mode
about 3 years ago
Better a smart ass than a dumb ass, sez I.
about 3 years ago
Not first. trololol
about 3 years ago
That Geisha Medic's a bloodeh spah!
Anonymous
about 3 years ago
Oh hey a crack at xkcd
Trololo
about 3 years ago
First.