Comic 153 - The Waiting is the Hardest Part
10th May 2015, 2:02 PM
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
E3 is five weeks away and we're all getting excited. Can't help at imagine that for the characters themselves the stakes are higher than for us game enthusiasts. I originally had Alyx's line as just her saying "years" but I went and checked when episode two came out and I realized how old I was.

If you checked out Once Stung and Martius last week and liked them, both update on Wednesdays so there's another page in each for you to check out.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
Fox must be having a bit of a bad fur day...

...yeah, sorry.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
This is gonna be the year when Nintendo finally reveals a new Metroid that doesn't immediately advertise Samus in the Zero Suit, right?
Right?
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
Augh!!! I'm so sorry!!! I knew I said I'd have this before Sunday, but I just couldn't make it work! ;~;

This was a particularly interesting strip to create. Both Slippy Toad and Duke Nukem have appeared in this comic before, so after years and years I finally had a chance to redraw them. (Though only now does it occur to me that I had originally used Slippy's Star Fox 64 head shape with the Star Fox: Assault outfit. Huh.) Either way, I think Duke smashing his head through a window is one of the best things I've put out in a while! And getting to draw Gordon, Alyx, Krystal, and Peppy was fun, too!

Not Falco, though.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
If you can recognize every reference scrawled onto the side of the dumpster, well for one you have amazing eyesight and Wheel of Fortune skills, but also you should not recognize all of those references, you're too young for that, please get off the internet immediately.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
WOAH!
GUYS WAIT.

So on the lip of the dumpster I wrote lP lP -> lK hP as a joke, it's the command input for Akuma's raging demon.
A day later, guess what got added to SG as a joke.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
And then Nintendo announces that it's revealing its E3 plans tomorrow, the 13th.

LVL30PSY's predictive abilities never fail.
User comments:
Mr. Awesome edit delete reply
Mr. Awesome
Yup, Duke Nukem would know. He once had to wait like...a decade for his next game to come out.
Zanreo edit delete reply
Zanreo
Looks like Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
You won me... I salute you
Lenrap (Guest) edit delete reply
Now we'll finally get a new Starfy game! *realizes that nobody knows who Starfy is*
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Isn't he that weak-ass Assist Trophy in Smash Bros.?

(Kidding, kidding. Everyone know's he's one of the movie posters in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.)
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
You know who also needs a staring comeback? Crash Bandicoot. He was awesome. For a good reason he was the mascot of Play Station for a time (why in the world wasn't he on Battle Royale?)

I don't remember... has he been in a comic here already?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
He appears getting his butt kicked by one of the Battle Toads in a flashback in the Dawn Arc.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Also Crash wasn't in PSASBR because Activision were being a bunch of meanie-pantses and requesting exorbitant amounts of money for his inclusion.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Damn it Activision! *shakes fist*
Ivresse (Guest) edit delete reply
Dunno why Fox would be rooting around the trash, surely all the royalties for using his likeness in the Smash brothers games would keep him in bank?
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
I was also thinking that there's got to be a way Falco and him being in Smash would give them something more...
T110181 edit delete reply
I Miss read Squirrel as squirtle and got a call, so i was wondering why fox wanted to eat a turtle during the entire 15 minute call.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I agree with you guys. These guys are in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS how come they haven't gotten a lot of money being in it? Wait...do the game developers know that the characters they make are real? How are they waiting for a call from Miyamoto?
Sonata edit delete reply
Sonata
But there is Black Mesa for Gordon...(Assuming HL reference)
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
*Waits for Rare to announce the game they said they were gonna announce on E3 and hopes for the best*
Falx (Guest) edit delete reply
Look up 'Yooka-Laylee.'
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey I am excited for that game too but that is coming like next year. But Rare said before that there is a special surprise they have at E3 this year. Even Playtonic is excited for what they are gonna unveil. Which leaves me to wait in anticipation to see it will be.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Wait. Dr.Gardevoir's mug says "I heart mum". Is that just for show or is she really a mother?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Not quite.
It says I <3 MML3.
Which stands for Mega Man Legends 3.
That game that was notoriously cancelled after a lot of buildup and hype.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh how sad. After hearing about Capcom's money problems I think the reason behind it is that Capcom is a bit short on the green backs. A game like that cost money my dear boy.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Seriously though. How many video game worlds have combined into Venatus Prime?
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Um... countless.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
It's more like, an incredibly large and ever-expanding number that is potentially infinite, but physically limited.
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
So basically what Brawler said but more of a single universe?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
The sheer density and variety of video game characters in Light City implies that most of their homeworlds didn't survive the VG Cataclysm. So what Box is trying to say is: Venatus Prime possesses population and game elements from an infinite number of universes, but is physically just an Earthlike planet rather than an unlimited pocket dimension. The box isn't infinite, but its contents are.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I was actually saying that,
the potential number of universes within the box is infinite, but in the algebraic meaning so it's more like approaching infinity than actually have reached it.

There isn't an upper limit to the contents of the box, but the actual contents are a finite number but constantly expanding with every release of a new game. It's a point moving forward along a graph that doesn't have an end.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Dear god that sounds awesome. Imagine all the video game characters coming together in that prequel you mentioned. I would love to see interactions with different video game characters like Sonic talking with Sly Cooper.
TheMario360 edit delete reply
TheMario360
This isn't related to this comic in particular, but, one of your comics found it's way here:

http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/419059-video-game-logic
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Hey! Shit! That's the comic I wrote!

Does this mean I'm really famous now? ...Probably not!
Terraform Trent (Guest) edit delete reply
I actually called the number on the bin. It's a "party line"...
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Well, considering that it's a made up number,
I mean, the individual sections of the number are based on things
but it's not
an actual number that you should call.
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
I got the Raging Demon input (the kanji at the end was a dead giveaway), and I think "HORA HORA" is from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I don't get "Garigliano can bite my lead" and I don't think I want to get the references in the phone number.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Garigliano is a Resonance of Fate character, because whenever I'm put in charge of references I always want at least one thing from Resonance of Fate.

And you're thinking if ora ora, hora hora is ironically the second dirtiest reference on that dumpster after that phone number.
Terraform Trent (Guest) edit delete reply
Panel 1 just became a lot funnier in retrospect.

:D
NumberOnett (Guest) edit delete reply
Am I the only one who likes how Falco was drawn here?
[SUBJECT NAME HERE] (Guest) edit delete reply
Don't give up hope, Gordon. Ash Ketchum isn't ten in this comic, so MAYBE HL3 exists in this universe. After all, Ash has been ten for 16+ years, and even shook of having an eleventh birthday party.