Stolen Pixels #132: Special Guest: Master Chief

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Stolen Pixels #132: Special Guest: Master Chief

Tonight on After Curfew, Breen interviews Master Chief.

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A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.
Heheehheeh. Bad Shamus.
 

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Lol this is just what we need for some more anti-halo threads, if i need a halo argument i could just point straight to this, hilarious as always
 

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I feel this is going to fall into a flame war...but...whatever.

Anyways, good comic. I think Master Chief would just be throwing Breen out the window though...
 

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The_root_of_all_evil said:
A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.
Heheehheeh. Bad Shamus.
*Whistles innocently*
 

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I feel sorry for the Masterchief because if that comic's any indication he has to explain all those things A LOT but I have to applaud this really. Yeah sure it is still a kind of negative but it seems to be taking a satirical spin on the whole 'is Halo good' issue. I found it quite amusing to be honest and it has pretty much every counter argument that would be needed should joobnook show up again. I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
 

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I hope to god Halo troll doesn't read this.

Hey, uh, how many After Curfews will there be?
 
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That was funny.

But I do not remember much corridors though...
Sure, it had its fair shair, but nothing on the Doom or Quake level.

Will the next one have the Arbiter?
 

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Now just imagine the Chief talking like Microsoft Sam. EPIC WIN
Arby 'n' the chief much?

And actually, it's been a while since the last one...
 

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Awesome comic Shamus! The Strongbad bit made me laugh. Hopefully the Halo Fanboys will take it easy on ya....
 

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So, under the helmet, Master Chief is a fat, pimply guy with cheetoh-stained lips? Bazam!
 

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Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
 

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Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.
 

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Shamus Young said:
The_root_of_all_evil said:
A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.
Heheehheeh. Bad Shamus.
*Whistles innocently*
See, what you need to do now is bring in the lead from ODST and interview him and just wait for everything to divulge into an episode of "Jerry Springer".
 

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Shamus Young said:
The_root_of_all_evil said:
A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.
Heheehheeh. Bad Shamus.
*Whistles innocently*
I hope everyone remembered to pack their flame shields. This thread is the equivalent of a pile of firecrackers that have been soaked in gasoline, and then set up in the town square. And it's free matches day.
 

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Thank you for pointing out that the year end line-up thing is retarded. I'm going to go make a thread complaining about it... (search bar...)
 

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ROFLMAO! This sounds like every debate over that stupid game I've every heard or participated in.

Now, about those free matches;
I enjoyed CE but find it overrated, 2 was skitzophrenic and stupid, 3 was a letdown, and ODST should have been a $20 DLC.
 

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Vrex360 said:
hopeneverdies said:
Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.
As someone who found the repetitive scenery not too bad in Halo (at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, it did give me more sense of immersion at certain points, and felt logical for the most part) the library was pure repetitive pain on a stick.
 

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I alwasy find halo hating funny, I dont hate the game itself but I love attacks on the fanboys who try to argue its more than average.
 

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There is no such thing as bad press.

...by that I was referring to the Champions Online remark which didn't get quoted (probably from me hitting the wrong button; I'm at work so I'm on the iPhone =p).
 

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Windknight said:
Vrex360 said:
hopeneverdies said:
Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.
As someone who found the repetitive scenery not too bad in Halo (at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, it did give me more sense of immersion at certain points, and felt logical for the most part) the library was pure repetitive pain on a stick.
I never played 3 or odst, but half of 1 and 2 was going through corridors...and then backtracking through the same corridors when you ad to repel the flood.

Great comic. Master chief is remotely controlled by the head of Microsoft?
 

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Ooh edgy. Although, that is pretty much how all conversations I've had about Halo have gone.
 

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I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.
Good idea. Probably won't come to the escapist anymore either.

Making fun of halo is so cool. You aren't cool on the internet unless you tell a bunch of people you'll never meet that you don't like halo.

Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.

Believe it or not I don't own any halo games, It's not even my favorite game.

And I'll say it before anyone else has too. /ban

And one last ditty for all of you.


America...
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Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
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Terrorist your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
America, FUCK YEAH!
So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
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What you going to do when we come for you now,
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Oh lord that was...um well funny first and foremost and you definitely hit the nail on the head. Is it warm in here or is that just me?
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.
As weird as you bursting into the Team America song is, I still partially agree with you. The feeling I've had from day one on this website is constant, insufferable smugness. Yahtzee is the obvious choice, but that's the entire point of him. But look at Shamus Young's avatar. Just look at it. Stare into the face of a man who wouldn't look more self-satisfied if he had just learnt to felate himself.

I still don't see where the joke is. Is it supposed to make us wonder whether fanboys are such a big problem in the face of haters? Perhaps the fanboys wouldn't have to spew sentences like these if it weren't for the fact they're forced to justify their purchase every five minutes they're online. What? Is the joke that fanboys are obnoxious? That they're always trying to force excuses and opinions on other people? That's not a joke. That's reality.

I'm probably going to get in trouble for this, but these forums are the bane of my existence anyway.
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
Well, that was quite an angry rant. Reported.

I would like to say I think it's hilarious that you yelled at the one guy that didn't like the comic, you might want to check your reading comprehension level.

OT: the comic was kinda funny, but also kinda generic. Shamus, I like your edgy comics way more. (Like the Champions ones xP)
 

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A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.
Good work! I am glad you got over Champions Online.

Extra comment:
Other than Halo fans, i think you offended homosexuals with the last line.
 

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Lol this is just what we need for some more anti-halo threads, if i need a halo argument i could just point straight to this, hilarious as always
Quite :)

The Escapist isn't *smug*... It's just wary of fanboys. As the name implies, it's video game escapism. That's why i come here.

ALso, the last line wasn't really a gay snub as much as it was a satirical swipe at those raving kids on XBL ;p
 

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Vrex360 said:
I feel sorry for the Masterchief because if that comic's any indication he has to explain all those things A LOT but I have to applaud this really. Yeah sure it is still a kind of negative but it seems to be taking a satirical spin on the whole 'is Halo good' issue. I found it quite amusing to be honest and it has pretty much every counter argument that would be needed should joobnook show up again. I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
apparently the highest ranking person in the series is not just an emotionless, faceless robot, but also thinks exactly like the zombies he turns people into
 

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WHAT??!!! STOOPID!! HALO AM THE GREETEST!!!

Seriously though, really funny
The big brain am winning again! I am the greetest! Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Now I am leaving Earth for no raisin

Sorry I was just reminded of that
 

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Breen's Thoughts: "And to think I coulda interviewed Terrorist Model 02 from Counter-Strike: Source..."
 

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This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
 

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hopeneverdies said:
Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
That is the worst level ever made in gaming history. I said that eight years ago and I still say it now.

OT: That was by far the flamiest comic yet.... I loved it. Good job.
 

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Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
Deep man, deep. And hilarious.
 

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Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
Shamus Young's attack on your ego just rolled a NATURAL TWENTY. Critical strike!
 

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I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.
You won't be missed. In fact its a good idea you leave before you get your stupid all over the thread and muck it up.
 

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Loved it.
I semi-agree with some of MC's points but... doesn't stop Halo from being mediocre.
 

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awesome comic, and very amusing adolescent troll reactions. keep up the good work shamus.
 

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Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.

"Oh look at how stupid these guys who keep bugging me are" is only funny if you like watching people fall over a 100 foot cliff into a pool of acidweresharks. Setting up trollbait also doesn't help make the internet into a nicer place, IMHO.
 

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well in ODST the levels werent copypasted, thankfully, but there was only like 5 anyway
 

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Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.
It's really the fans that ruin any game, and Halo is just the poster child for that. Portal seems to be coming in a close second.
 

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noobman said:
Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.

"Oh look at how stupid these guys who keep bugging me are" is only funny if you like watching people fall over a 100 foot cliff into a pool of acidweresharks. Setting up trollbait also doesn't help make the internet into a nicer place, IMHO.
Well, the trollbait is definitely working though, that despite Shamus not being the slightest subtle about it.
 

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Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
You are evil and I am your greatest fan. Expect a dozen roses by next week. Signed, Master Chief.
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
ZahrDalsk said:
I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.
Good idea. Probably won't come to the escapist anymore either.

Making fun of halo is so cool. You aren't cool on the internet unless you tell a bunch of people you'll never meet that you don't like halo.

Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.

Believe it or not I don't own any halo games, It's not even my favorite game.

And I'll say it before anyone else has too. /ban

*GOOD GOD MAN that's a bit too much*
Actually acting like that I think your a bit more likely to get banned.
 
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As a Halo Fan, I got to say that this was hilarious. But then again, that's coming from a Halo fan(sans-boy)and not a fanboy...

Still one of your best Shamus.
 

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Vrex360 said:
hopeneverdies said:
Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.
I loved the corridors in Halo and Halo 2, never got old for me, apart from one mission....
Everybody hates The Library, everybody.

I think I'll go play Halo now.
 

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Shamus Young said:
The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
Thank you, Shamus. *sniff* I love you, Shamus...
 

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I find it odd that TWO PEOPLE were all angry and the rest of you are giggling in glee "Oh the trolls are gonna come out of hiding at this one!" It's like a recursive hate-on. You hate the trolls, but you want nothing more than to see them troll just so you can hate on them more.

I dunno how I feel about the comic personally, partly because I never used the "corridors looking the same is realistic" argument seriously in the first place (and wasn't aware it was a common one). Even then, I've always loved the single-player of Halo 1 and 2 for various reasons, but when I see other people trying to defend the game I wonder if we're playing the same title. People loved Halo 1 for the multiplayer, but the multiplayer SUCKED outside of co-op. Halo 2 was improved but still had issues. Halo 3 feels like the work went into nothing BUT the multiplayer with the campaign as an after thought.

What Halo needs right now isn't someone trying to get a rise out of trolls, but an intelligent person to explain to the rest of the intelligent people what the game does right.

Unfortunately, such people will always be silenced. It's like being a Christian that isn't an idiot. No matter how intelligently you try to argue your point, people will use the assholes from Fox News and other loud radicals as the icon of what a Christian person acts like. No one wants to listen to the intelligent person.

Also, I used to hate the Library as well. Then I played Cortana in Halo 3.

Now THAT is a shit level.
 

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ccesarano said:
What Halo needs right now isn't someone trying to get a rise out of trolls, but an intelligent person to explain to the rest of the intelligent people what the game does right.
Well, part of my point was this this same comic, about any other game, WOULDN'T be viewed as a troll at all.

But what the game does right:

* The outdoor areas look great. Even years later.

* Fun, physics-based vehicle sections. This is standard now, but at the time this was really novel.

* "Big idea" sci-fi. Before this we had Quake 2: Bad guy planet, go kill bad guys. Here we have classic sci-fi ideas being brought into a video game. People had been talking about ring worlds for decades, but here you get to run around on one. Even today, we don't get nearly enough "science" in our "science fiction" games.

* Iconic lead character. Master Chief never really resonated with me, but he's reached almost Mario-levels of recognizably. That's a non-trivial accomplishment.

* Solid Multiplayer: Never touched it myself, but it's clear Halo delivered a first: Solid smooth FPS multiplayer on a console.

Those are the things that struck me when I played through.
 

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quiet_samurai said:
hopeneverdies said:
Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
That is the worst level ever made in gaming history. I said that eight years ago and I still say it now.

OT: That was by far the flamiest comic yet.... I loved it. Good job.
library is terrible, but about 12 of the cut levels from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are worse (with a few exceptions to those cut levels)
 

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Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
Successful Troll is Successful. I laughed when I noticed the flames flying on this thread too.

That said, I love the comic. Even though I love the series, everything you said there was so true.

I especially laughed at the 'Built Like Strongbad' and 'Story is great if you read the books' bits. It reflects every single Halo-related argument I've had on The Escapist since I joined.
 

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Geo Da Sponge said:
Grand_Poohbah said:
Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.
As weird as you bursting into the Team America song is, I still partially agree with you. The feeling I've had from day one on this website is constant, insufferable smugness. Yahtzee is the obvious choice, but that's the entire point of him. But look at Shamus Young's avatar. Just look at it. Stare into the face of a man who wouldn't look more self-satisfied if he had just learnt to felate himself.

I still don't see where the joke is. Is it supposed to make us wonder whether fanboys are such a big problem in the face of haters? Perhaps the fanboys wouldn't have to spew sentences like these if it weren't for the fact they're forced to justify their purchase every five minutes they're online. What? Is the joke that fanboys are obnoxious? That they're always trying to force excuses and opinions on other people? That's not a joke. That's reality.

I'm probably going to get in trouble for this, but these forums are the bane of my existence anyway.
I didn't get in trouble for what I did somehow. I doubt you'll be punished.
 

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Hexenwolf said:
Grand_Poohbah said:
Well, that was quite an angry rant. Reported.

I would like to say I think it's hilarious that you yelled at the one guy that didn't like the comic, you might want to check your reading comprehension level.

OT: the comic was kinda funny, but also kinda generic. Shamus, I like your edgy comics way more. (Like the Champions ones xP)
I was agreeing with him actually. My reading comprehension is quite alright. Maybe you should get your reading comprehension checked.

I thoroughly enjoy that you stated that you reported me. Did that make you feel as warm and fuzzy inside? It sure made me feel that way.

Also thank you for cutting my quote down. It's much too large to be posted twice.
 

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This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo haters spewing clumsy insults every which way because their butthurt over Halo for some reason:

I've done over 800 angry posts, and made fun of about 500 people who think they're better because they think they're unique. Many of those people I treated really bad, and I never felt guilty. And I don't think any of those butthurt halo haters were as childishly angry as the comics we see from Shamus.

"I Hate halo because I'm too fancy for such barbaric gameplay that doesn't have a story to rival the classics and you suck."

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of butthurt ragebots that cry about the game being bad.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. YOU Shamus. You delivered it for me when you came in here butthurt and started posting hate about halo. I put my troll mask on and pushed your buttons just right so that you had to get involved in the flame war.



edit: TRIPLE POST!!!! Don't I get a badge or something.
 

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Vrex360 said:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
Oh dear! You are not supposed to talk about that! Arg, bad memories.

I mean why? WHY subject the player to that? Also, remember the points all across the game where rooms would be copy pasted three times in a row? That was really lazy and annoying. People can tell me I am wrong for hating halo, but the fact remains that I have played all the way through.
Every . Last . Painful . Second of it.
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo haters spewing clumsy insults every which way because their butthurt over Halo for some reason:

I've done over 800 angry posts, and made fun of about 500 people who think they're better because they think they're unique. Many of those people I treated really bad, and I never felt guilty. And I don't think any of those butthurt halo haters were as childishly angry as the comics we see from Shamus.

"I Hate halo because I'm too fancy for such barbaric gameplay that doesn't have a story to rival the classics and you suck."

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of butthurt ragebots that cry about the game being bad.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. YOU Shamus. You delivered it for me when you came in here butthurt and started posting hate about halo. I put my troll mask on and pushed your buttons just right so that you had to get involved in the flame war.



edit: TRIPLE POST!!!! Don't I get a badge or something.
And I just watch and laugh at you both with popcorn and snacks. Though mainly at you, Poohbah. ^_^ The flames are pretty damn pretty.
 

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i find that halo trolling in general never stick on one subject, so yeah, you pretty much hit the nail on the head there.
 

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awww....I was expecting Master Chief to actually speak except he spewed fanboy remarks and comebacks.

I wish people would start raging about some other game. It somehow becomes a problem when an "average" game is popular. Somehow it becomes the pinnacle of discussion and now we just have people making fun of fans of the game. It has long since not been about the game but the people who defend it.

We like the game and you attack it. We try to defend the game and then you make fun of us.

I like Halo, and that's about it.

oh and I do like the comics and I sometimes read the "Experience Points" thingy too, just a little peeved because I clicked on the comic with excitement when I saw "Master Chief." Now I'm leaving a bit sour, but it was still kinda funny though.
 

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awww....I was expecting Master Chief to actually speak except he spewed fanboy remarks and comebacks.

I wish people would start raging about some other game. It somehow becomes a problem when an "average" game is popular. Somehow it becomes the pinnacle of discussion and now we just have people making fun of fans of the game. It has long since not been about the game but the people who defend it.

We like the game and you attack it. We try to defend the game and then you make fun of us.

I like Halo, and that's about it.

oh and I do like the comics and I sometimes read the "Experience Points" thingy too, just a little peeved because I clicked on the comic with excitement when I saw "Master Chief." Now I'm leaving a bit sour, but it was still kinda funny though.
Well, try to attack Final Fantasy VII, VIII or XII on GameFAQs if you want some raging. You can also give Star Ocean III's plot a go.

Anyway, if you want to defend your game, moderation is the key. Judging from your post you seem to know that, but some other comments here have been anything but moderate in their defense of Halo. I don't think the comic really applies to you, but I can understand if you feel targeted.
 

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I hope to god Halo troll doesn't read this.

Hey, uh, how many After Curfews will there be?
he left. he made a topic saying he is sorry and moved on. looks like the escapist took legal action and twisted his arm into leaving.
 

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More to the point, why on earth are we so insecure as to feel we have to go to any lengths to defend them at all?

Name a franchise; go to any forum their fans seem to frequent, make any critisism about any part of thier treasured IP and next thing you know smoke jumpers are coming in and Catalinas are slurping up the contents of the nearest lake. Kind of makes intelligible discussion a tad difficult.

Halo is an easy mark for this, but Square/Enix fanboys are just as bad if not several degrees worse. Metal Gear also comes to mind.
 

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I wasn't interested in Halo: ODST until I heard that instead of Master Chief, the game features the cast of Firefly.
God, I hadn't even read the comic yet and I was laughing. Bravo.
 

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Now you're stuck in a position where you have to insult every game. That was really pathetic Shamus, lrn2troll.
 

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Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
Well done, I applaud you sir for standing up for your work and views, well said
 

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lwm3398 said:
I hope to god Halo troll doesn't read this.

Hey, uh, how many After Curfews will there be?
he left. he made a topic saying he is sorry and moved on. looks like the escapist took legal action and twisted his arm into leaving.
Huh?

You're fucking me! I just got into this thing! Spent, like, 8 days reading comics to get to this one! Bullcrap!
 

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* Solid Multiplayer: Never touched it myself, but it's clear Halo delivered a first: Solid smooth FPS multiplayer on a console.
Funny thing, I never got into the multiplayer of Halo 1. At some point I finally realized that the multiplayer was actually pretty trash, especially since none of the maps were all that good. However, what we had was another Goldeneye effect. The game's multiplayer may be complete crap, but because it's the first time people get to play that way on console a big deal is made out of it.

I'm not a PC gamer by any means, but I preferred UT2K4 over the likes of Halo. Halo 2 had some good maps, but there were a few issues with the mechanics that caused it to fail (an attempt to get people respawned near the action more or less meant dying within two seconds of getting back into the game). Now Halo 3 got multiplayer working really well, but the single player experience falls flat compared to the previous two iterations.

Well, part of my point was this this same comic, about any other game, WOULDN'T be viewed as a troll at all.
No, you wouldn't get as much a rise out of people. For some reason it resonates with people, and for some reason it doesn't resonate with others. I'd love to explain why Halo 1 and 2 resonate with me, but I could write a whole term paper explaining what essential topics every alleged "Halo Killer" completely missed.

However, the topic is no different than some guy shouting "Nintendo has abandoned hardcore gamers!", a statement that makes me want to flail limbs and strike anyone in the vicinity. It's one of the nerd equivalents of yelling "FIRE!" in a movie theater. Whether it's true or not doesn't matter, it'll end in a disorderly disaster just the same.

Don't get me wrong, I find just about each of the fanboy arguments weak as well. But at least there is some merit to Halo's success as even you outlined. I mean, it's not like everyone's crying and making a huge deal out of Red Steel or Perfect Dark: Zero.

Constructive criticism is the ideal, not criticism for the sake of having criticism.
 

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I love how Breen asks all the important questions, and gets all the typical answers.
 

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Weren't you leaving..?

OP:
I laughed, because I've seen all those arguments before. Still enjoy the game though, just won't defend it to the death.
 

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lwm3398 said:
Ultratwinkie said:
lwm3398 said:
I hope to god Halo troll doesn't read this.

Hey, uh, how many After Curfews will there be?
he left. he made a topic saying he is sorry and moved on. looks like the escapist took legal action and twisted his arm into leaving.
Huh?

You're fucking me! I just got into this thing! Spent, like, 8 days reading comics to get to this one! Bullcrap!
i am talking about the halo troll. he left. guess the escapist found where he lived and took legal action.
 

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Of course, it's being released in the stupid year-end gaming deluge publishers always give us, and so any game I choose will come at the expense of five others.
Although it seems like half of the games that would normally have been released in the December gaming deluge are instead going to be released in a Jan/Feb deluge instead. So it might be better this year...
 

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Armitage Shanks said:
Grand_Poohbah said:
Weren't you leaving..?

OP:
I laughed, because I've seen all those arguments before. Still enjoy the game though, just won't defend it to the death.
Guess not. Might stay awhile. Look for a bridge to live under.
 

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humm, arbiter was the only character with any actual depth
nice comic this week
btw in america, what's the name of that talk show hoast, it's something dean
or dean something
large guy, gray hair???? any one pm me who it is, it's been bugging me
thanks
 

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i am talking about the halo troll. he left. guess the escapist found where he lived and took legal action.
what the hell did he do to make them take 'legal action' !??
 

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Ultratwinkie said:
i am talking about the halo troll. he left. guess the escapist found where he lived and took legal action.
what the hell did he do to make them take 'legal action' !??
they can take legal action if he keeps coming back to bug the site. if a dude wont leave your property you can take legal action, even if its the internet.
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
Well, that was quite an angry rant. Reported.

I would like to say I think it's hilarious that you yelled at the one guy that didn't like the comic, you might want to check your reading comprehension level.

OT: the comic was kinda funny, but also kinda generic. Shamus, I like your edgy comics way more. (Like the Champions ones xP)
He was reiterating his point.

I believe you somehow misconstrued his intent when everything he said was pretty much in line with the comment he was replying to.

And that "smugness" he was railing against pops up oh-so-fittingly in your morally self-righteous reporting.


Likewise disappointed by the comic
I don't know if this is "just satire" or that's just going to be the excuse you'll use, but this strip didn't show any of the wit or comedy usually prevalent in your works.
Just deadpan slander on the stereotypes associated with Halo by the ignorant.
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
Shamus Young said:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo haters spewing clumsy insults every which way because their butthurt over Halo for some reason:

I've done over 800 angry posts, and made fun of about 500 people who think they're better because they think they're unique. Many of those people I treated really bad, and I never felt guilty. And I don't think any of those butthurt halo haters were as childishly angry as the comics we see from Shamus.

"I Hate halo because I'm too fancy for such barbaric gameplay that doesn't have a story to rival the classics and you suck."

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of butthurt ragebots that cry about the game being bad.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. YOU Shamus. You delivered it for me when you came in here butthurt and started posting hate about halo. I put my troll mask on and pushed your buttons just right so that you had to get involved in the flame war.



edit: TRIPLE POST!!!! Don't I get a badge or something.
For your brilliant and tactful defense against the mindless hate spewed at a franchise that did little more than succeed, I commend you.

Win, sir, win.

I have no office or authority of any kind to bestow upon you a badge fitting of your great deeds, but I do have this:

 

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hopeneverdies said:
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I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.
The Library, oh God, the Library
That is the worst level ever made in gaming history. I said that eight years ago and I still say it now.

OT: That was by far the flamiest comic yet.... I loved it. Good job.
I have one word for you:

MONSTER CLOSET [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93907-id-Promise-No-Monster-Closets-In-Rage]
 

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Grand_Poohbah said:
For your brilliant and tactful defense against the mindless hate spewed at a franchise that did little more than succeed, I commend you.

Win, sir, win.

I have no office or authority of any kind to bestow upon you a badge fitting of your great deeds, but I do have this:

 

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Armitage Shanks said:
Grand_Poohbah said:
I put my troll mask on and pushed your buttons just right so that you had to get involved in the flame war.
Hmmm I should have some excellent rebuttal to this image, but I don't quite understand what it means.

Also, penis.
 

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I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.

dawwwww, was something said that you didnt like?

as this must be your first time on the internets, you might want to read page 91783 subchapter: ಠ_ಠ, as it states: not everything on the internet will agree with you, but thats okay as its only a item on the internet, and carries no significance in your life.


also, halo is the worst game ever.



but now about the comic, I loved it, though the After Curfew ones I try to look around [dont get me wrong, I just hate g-mod a little too much* [only applies to vanilla-gmod]]. Is it me or does it seem like MC is nothing more than a machine saying pre-programed phrases just like....his......fanboys.........dear god.....................


Shamus Young said:
Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.


only because I dont have a "well played" image............. its amazing how easy most people are easy to anger when it comes to Halo.
 

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ok, im just going to point something that is blatently obvious but most people dont notice.
good Multiplayer and Good Single Player are mutually exclusive. Halo tries to do both and ends up shittier because of that