What people are saying about "Xbox Republic"
Xbox Republic
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2033
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296377]@WOLead[/url]: funny thing is, xbox one won't be a huge seller in germany, one of the largest markets in europe, because the market leader re-introduces volume flatrates from the 90 as the only option.
Legion
about 11 years ago
It's funny how people fight over in the comment section of a comic like it's the UN or something. I have twice the fun. XP
Anonymous
about 11 years ago
@Detachable Head: What Thorn said. Gaming laptops are like macbooks: very cool, very niche, and typically a very big waste of money. You could easily build a pretty decent PC for games at ~$400 and then save big dosh long-term by not being fucked by game and peripheral profiteering
Will the Bandit
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296188]@Zer0[/url]: So not a Haiku. Fail.
WOLead
about 11 years ago
Future joys of finding out you can't play ANY games instead of just online ones because:
ISP went down.
MS Server went borked.
Modem/Router broke and waiting for parts.
DoS attack on MS Server.

Things can go wrong and turns your escapism entertainment from reality into a rage inducing brick.
Thorn
about 11 years ago
If you buy a gaming laptop you deserve to overpay.
Detachable Head
about 11 years ago
xbox is still cheaper short term for decent hardware and no laggy games. a decent gaming laptop is aroung 600-1000, i mean i could buy a gaming pc for the same amount it'l take to buy an xbox but the pc will be pretty shitty.
LoL is for faggots
about 11 years ago
Xbox is shit anyways.
Pandor
about 11 years ago
Anyway, all xbox can do a pc can do it better. :/
Jaybonaut
about 11 years ago
The PS4 also grants devs the option to enforce used game fees - and they will; why would they skip extra money? Both PS4 and XB1 will do this.
durr
about 11 years ago
i liked the games they showed :D oh wait...
Xeranar
about 11 years ago
Pirated games are pirated. I don't like DRM that doesn't work or unduly constrains me nor do I like the fact that they may try to take away my right of resale. But if those aren't going away, I don't particularly care.
Just A Guest
about 11 years ago
The Console Gaming is not dying.
It just went full retard.
sailoryue
about 11 years ago
be sure you what?
MartyMcFly
about 11 years ago
While the PC master race and the lesser console races are feuding with each other, they don't see the new darkness coming over the horizon.....................smartphone games.
Run you fools!
Nope
about 11 years ago
Not going to even read the comments, as i know it's going to be a group of penis measurements.
Araghast
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296199]@AckAckAck[/url]: Steam has an established history of not fucking its users up the ass and generally being good at what they do. All we can hope for from Microsoft is that they don't confuse the lube and chili sauce.
Ferhs
about 11 years ago
@Ecto Emeritus: They never said that, at all. They didn't even bring it up. People had to dig to get the confirmation for once every 24 hours.
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295974]@Vulpis[/url]: I think your crusade against consoles machine made you speculate like crazy and attacking anything related with consoles. FYI, Steam is still a DRM. Only DRM free games and GOG are the good guy in the gaming world. Also share button is to share moments/screenshots/video captures
KillerXzow
about 11 years ago
Hey Jo. If you ever read this, please answer a few questions i had for too long:

Do you have any console? Which?

What are your PC Specs?
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295974]@Vulpis[/url]: $60 rental for a whole year for games. AAA games updated each month so it's worth my money. Better than $60 for XBL with no free games each month and they shove ads to our throat. Also We don't even know what PS4 stance with used games and you already speculating?
Wolfzoon
about 11 years ago
"Leveling up earns you non-tradable items like ... extra friends list slots ..."
wat
Zer0
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296183]@Zero[/url]: You have my name/But then again/I have your head
Zero
about 11 years ago
Confucius say: "You don't own video games. You rent them."
Insertnamehere
about 11 years ago
Um Jo... I have an idea to help kep everybody happy, like casual friday and as Mancow once had Drunk Chick Friday you should have, wait for it... *random cheesy gameshow sound* Fanservice Friday <.< >.>
tsartomato
about 11 years ago
you remember the days when there were microsoft?
OleJ
about 11 years ago
Now running our new Xbox engine-er!
Dave
about 11 years ago
Is this comic a Matrix reference? Or something else? I'm pretty sure it's referencing something, but I'm not sure what exactly.
R
about 11 years ago
With the way things are looking now, we're going to have another crash like back in the 80's.

I'm just going to move completely over to PC gaming. That said, I still have my PSX, PS2, Sega Genesis and Dreamcast sitting around. I will certainly enjoy those.
Gamer
about 11 years ago
Just give me a complete game, no beta-release full of bugs with first day patch and additional DLC that enables features that were already on my HD while on the other hand DRM always works best like a fucking miracle.

Entertaining me should be your #1 priority for our further relationship.
Gamer
about 11 years ago
I don't like it when companies try to bend over the company-customer relationship all to their personal needs without caring about me. Personally I don't like annoying stuff and such things that have the potential to become a hassle.
Zugai
about 11 years ago
If you compare the "always online" of XboxOne and Steam (or just take Sim City instead of XboxOne)
Steam games save locally, SimCity and XboxOne are forced Cloud saves. Means if you have problems with your internet you might miss out on that needed save before a boss fight.
2223
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296052]@Davtwan[/url]: The point is, always online is crap. Sure, my steam is always online? Yeah, but I can boot it in offline mode whenever I want. My consoles stay offline, because all I want is pop in either: Dark Souls, Vesperia, Bayonetta, Persona 4 Arena, Reveangeance, and play. That's all
Davtwan
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296047]@Altherix[/url]: I'm not confident about the PS4 either. PS3 didn't had backwards compatibility, and Sony has been a stickler for that. I'm not expecting any big changes from them.
Davtwan
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296048]@Trolololi[/url]: To be fair, Windows always seems to make one bad OS before they make a good OS. It's kinda like how Nintendo gets a good E3 conference one year and the next year is bad.
Davtwan
about 11 years ago
@microsoft... more like assholesoft:
That pun was bad and you should feel bad.

Also, I hate to break it to you, but making things harder for one part of an audience does not mean they hate that audience. I don't like Microsoft for their console either, but don't use faulty logic like that.
Trolololi
about 11 years ago
1st win 8, now XBOX, you sure do love things that suck, microsoft.
Altherix
about 11 years ago
Comments are funny, how short people's memory is as they act PS4 will be their savior. Rumors started well over a year ago both PS4 and Xbox 720 (Called that at the time) wouldn't play used games. Both companies denied it and it's a half-truth. Can't wait for Sony's bombshell that's coming.
microsoft... more like assholesoft
about 11 years ago
i love how microsoft doesn't give a shit about our troops in afghanistan.
now they can't even spend their free time playing some multiplayer games together because they have no internet.
good job microsoft. good job.
Zacsi
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295984]@Confused[/url]: Well for starters steam won't boot me out of a single player game if my connection dies for some reason.
Zacsi
about 11 years ago
Blocking used games for a fee is a way worse offense on their part.
Well they just keep on giving me reasons not to buy their product and I'll just keep on using my PC.

Bussiness as usual.
Giant_Hat
about 11 years ago
"a rectal scan just to be sure you." Be sure you what? To be sure you have enough fiber in your diet?
Bindal
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_296006]@GentlemanlyGentleman[/url]: that is not what he means dumbass. he never said "cheap as a fuck". "cheap as fuck" as in "really cheap". way to be retarded bro.
You can turn it down, but you can never turn it off.
about 11 years ago
I love how the Xbox One won't turn on without a kinect plugged in to it. Oh and it's always listening.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/21/4352596/the-xbox-one-is-always-listening
GentlemanlyGentleman
about 11 years ago
@Please enter your name.: Steam games, cheap as a fuck? Clearly you are a virgin my friend.

Or perhaps you do not understand economics. Opportunity cost, rings a bell?
Please enter your name.
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295984]@Confused[/url]: steam games are cheap a fuck and they have discounts like crazy especially when steam sales are around. pc games are cheaper in general and get cheaper way quicker.
Confused
about 11 years ago
I don't get the big deal. Steam needs to connect to the internet to play games or even enter offline mode if you weren't in offline mode last time, and it has no used have solution at all, so other than the fees for Gold, how is the Xbox One any worse than a PC with Steam?
miss you, taokaka
about 11 years ago
Only thing annoying me in consoles, is why there is so much of fighting games, but nothing comparable on PCs >:(
Hugo
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295974]@Vulpis[/url]: well i'd rather be "scammed" by psn+ and share those games with my friends then being forced to pay for multiplayer
nope
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295974]@Vulpis[/url]: not really. no
Vulpis
about 11 years ago
Best comment I've heard so far: "XBox One...359 steps back from the previous console."
Vulpis
about 11 years ago
I keep being amused by the people pushing PS4 after the XBOne presentation and the info about fees for used games--hello, Sony's going to be doing the very same thing...with a Share button (and still no show of the console itself). WiiU, mobile (including 3DS) or PC..
Lien
about 11 years ago
Welp! At lest there's still the ps4...

...what am i kidding it's also crap! HEEEEELLLLO STEAM BOX!
Vulpis
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295880]@AckAckAck[/url]: Wow, you drank the kool-aid, didn't you. That's game rental there, not purchase. PSN+ is a scam.
Ninj77
about 11 years ago
Seriously, every time I hear some game will be Xbox "exclusive"... I know that just after a couple of months, we'll be playing the pc version.

And with a ton new mods!!!
Mac
about 11 years ago
No one lives forever.

Maybe it's just time for Microsoft to exit the gaming industry, and they'll need an absolute failure to make them see that.
mindfaQ
about 11 years ago
console gaming is dead

On a serious note, if one wants to be unreasonable enough to buy a next gen console nowadays, then PS4 is definitely the better choice over Xbox One
Gamesman
about 11 years ago
Xbox is now it's own joke. They offer nothing of value that I can't get elsewhere better, faster and cheaper.
Hyperstar96
about 11 years ago
It's okay Engie, just buy a Wii U and everything will be okay.
None1
about 11 years ago
This one doesn't have to do with either, but you have power. You got me into Team Fortress 2. Now you got me into League of Legends. WHY DO YOU INSIST ON DESTROYING MY FREE TIME!
mags
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295801]@TVTVTV[/url] i lol with this comment: " What announcement are you most excited about? a) TV b) SPORTS c) CALL OF DUTY d) DOG(*) " (*) YARLY!.
Fuck the XBOX
about 11 years ago
Fuck It Away From Me.
Kallelinski
about 11 years ago
Just buy a PS4 or come back to PC gaming and you are fine.
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295820]@tylle[/url]: I think it's just EA doing some damage control after pissed of consumers (and Nintendo execs) voice come to their office. Unfortunately it's kinda too late since the statement made EA looks like a hypocrite indecisive twat.
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
@Andrew Hall: So that's why they push Gears of Wars series forward.They want their own Spesh Mareens!

Bill Gates, the god emprah of the glorious microsoft pax imperia!
Andrew Hall
about 11 years ago
Pssh, as if Microsoft would ever found a "Republic". :D I think the term you're looking for is "Imperium".
insertnamehere
about 11 years ago
I might not play dota2 or get the dota2 jokes but next dota2 comic should totally involve girls in bikini with pets <.< >.>
2033
about 11 years ago
oh, i get it now. Jo is offline and thus his world... *sunglasses* disconnected!
Sweet Jackal
about 11 years ago
Beware Microsoft, Winter is Coming.
tylle
about 11 years ago
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/124078-Streaming-Porn-Service-Coming-to-Next-Xbox

I find this funny.
tylle
about 11 years ago
You've got to be kidding me.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-ones-kinect-discerns-heartbeat-and-who-has-the-controller/
Calamity Kid
about 11 years ago
To not have constant internet conection is considered an act of betrayal.
And betrayal is punished with rectal scans.
tylle
about 11 years ago
Also this

http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/21/4353010/kinect-trouble-xbox-one-reveal
tylle
about 11 years ago
[Cont] like EA-tan telling Nintendo-tan that they're going to stop making games for the Wii U, then after a panel saying something like "After the Xbox One reveal" EA-tan holds her hands sweating and saying that she wasn't serious about it.

Or whatever Jo can think of.
tylle
about 11 years ago
On some other news, right after saying that they are going to quit making Wii U games and having one of their engineers call the Wii U a piece of shit, this happens after the Xbox One reveal.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/21/4351844/ea-developing-wii-u-games

Jo should make a comic about it.
Reese
about 11 years ago
Rectal scan? I think more and more this one should be called XBox #2, not XBox 1
TVTVTV
about 11 years ago
This is related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw
Guybrush20X6
about 11 years ago
Wow, now all Sony needs is a good E3 and a sane price tag and they'll win. And with Nintendo showing off Smash bros it looks like Microsoft is gonna loose to someone who wasn't even there.
about 11 years ago
@Cheer up Jo! No need to be Salty :3: Let my wounds heal :(
EpicTrolley
about 11 years ago
"and a rectal scan just to be sure."
Hey Jo, you should do a comic where this happens and Engie-Tan wants to play Xbox One really badly.
Yuki Spackle
about 11 years ago
As neverwander pointed out, I really hope you meant retinal scan and not rectal scan...
Sunblast
about 11 years ago
O_O Rectal scan?!
Cheer up Jo! No need to be Salty :3
about 11 years ago
Hey Jo, skullgirls released their stats and minette came second place to Beowulf.

She may not win be she has a lot more popularity than Annie.
about 11 years ago
Fuck that. Moving to the PC Master Race and portable console gaming.
Ducks
about 11 years ago
Xbox one rules:
Always have internet connection
Always have Kinnect connected

Remember, Xbox one is always watching, always listening.
Microsoft always said they wanted to be "in every living room".
Adam Orth
about 11 years ago
Dudes, get with the times, everyone in the world should have 40MB bandwidth that never cuts off already.
AceD
about 11 years ago
Engi is a chobit? Well, at least we all know where the on button is.
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_295683]@PS3[/url]: Dust514 suck dude. Just sub for PSN+ and you will get free games each months. Not just small games, but big games too!
CaptainKirk
about 11 years ago
According to IGN:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/21/xbox-one-may-have-mandatory-game-installs?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

We need to pay full msrp to unlock used games. I hope this isn't real.
CaptainKirk
about 11 years ago
Playstation4 prospect are getting better and better as I saw the trainwreck that is Xbox One launch event. Charging money for used games? the need for online authentication? nothankyou.jpg I'm going PC and PS4 combo next gen.
AckAckAck
about 11 years ago
@Great Biotic Wind: But we can decide when we want to check Nerfnow.
Snadzies
about 11 years ago
I turned off the stream when they said the next Xbox was called Xbox One.
PC / PS4 this gen for me.
Bropocalypse
about 11 years ago
At this point why don't all the console gamers jump off their three burning ships and swim over to PC island?
Great Biotic Wind
about 11 years ago
Nerfnow too requires internet connection...
hmm
about 11 years ago
i don't think i understand the comic, even knowing about the xbox one and it's online requirement. Engie is a robot that requires a signal? The city is an xbox?
MelGibson
about 11 years ago
No need to boycott Xbox. You're anyway buying PS4 if you're gonna buy something and it's not called boycotting.
PS3
about 11 years ago
Get a Playstaion3, and download DUST514 for free and lern to play it... you wont play X box again.
RoflCat
about 11 years ago
The Last Tentacle "Alive"
neverwander
about 11 years ago
Not sure if you meant retina or did that on purpose....
top lel
about 11 years ago
xbox one more reason to buy a ps4
Dook
about 11 years ago
Fuck anything always-online.
Shareazu
about 11 years ago
the consoles are diggin' their own graves..
2033
about 11 years ago
so engietan is a dutch wife now?
gshw
about 11 years ago
What is xbox one and phoning home once a day? What if I go on vacation?
Midou
about 11 years ago
Heh, got a good laugh outta that last panel.
Gimme back my TU!
about 11 years ago
Consoles are evul. They must be eliminated. It is on of the reasons that many games lately are shit — people bother to make them playable on those consoles as well.
random guy from the internet
about 11 years ago
Nothing to worry about, PCs will save us all.
Some guy
about 11 years ago
A storm is coming, and with it brings change.
Ecto Emeritus
about 11 years ago
Man, it's almost like they outright said that it isn't going to be always online....huh...
twlight
about 11 years ago
Still glad i ditched consoles back in 2005 been downhill ever since
Rezenbekk
about 11 years ago
That's what you get for using consoles while PCs were never unavailable.
PC Master Race
about 11 years ago
HA! Consoles deserve to rot! PC is the best gaming platform, all hail the Superior Race! Steam, DotA and Team Fortress 2 are all we need, Halo and any other exlcusive for the Xbox CAN ROT IN OBLIVION! MWUHAHAHAA
Zera
about 11 years ago
Remove consoles from the market. gaming wins.
about 11 years ago
BOYCOTT XBOX !!!!
gRAMMAR FIXER
about 11 years ago
*Those days
Somebody Else
about 11 years ago
Required internet connections suck, that is all.

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