Stolen Pixels #119: After Curfew

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Stolen Pixels #119: After Curfew

Come visit After Curfew, a comedy club just for gamers.

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Wow, Breen's actually a pretty decent comedian. Who'd a thought it?
I wish that club existed in real life. I'd be there like a shot. Breen, Zoey and Audiosurf? Hell yes!

The only thing worse than being a lemming is being the very last lemming to fling yourself off the cliff, two years after everyone else.

*KLAXON*
/Stephen_fry
Oh I'm sorry Alan, that costs you 20 points

The "servers are down" joke made me giggle.

I would totally go to that comedy club. I really, really would.

Honestly, given the way things have been going in WoW lately, I think saying that "the instances are down" would be far more appropriate than "the servers are down."

Still, very funny comic. ;D

Just when you thought Breen couldn't get any more awesome...

What I really like about this comic is not only is it hilariously cynic, but it does so while doing a perfect mimic of one of those late night TV shows. The opening panel totally looks like it belongs to Conan or something (except for the monstrous Citadel standing in the middle of it).

Fantastic comic, Shamus, you should record a few and put yourself on YouTube... or The Escapist ;)

Gotta agree with the Microsoft / Blizzard comparison. Who'd thought 5 years ago that I'd ever lose my faith in Blizzard. Pardo and everybody else pushing this idiotic ideas need to go form a company with Bill Roper and create Hellgate: Seattle or whatever, and leave our LANs alone.

I wonder what Zoey's act is......

johnman:
I wonder what Zoey's act is......

juggling severed zombie heads?

johnman:
I wonder what Zoey's act is......

Probably something like this: http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/left-4-dead-meets-rock-band/317903

Hehe, nice one. But now I feel said we'll never get a show/club/bar like that. Gamers, UNITE! And built a club house!

Sounds fun, where is it? I mean, if it where to be a real place.

Can we trade out the show's host for someone who's not a traitorous dickweed?

Nice. This one's very good,made me laugh out loud. I hope it becomes a regular feature.

That first panel could make a good wallpaper. :D

The_root_of_all_evil:

The only thing worse than being a lemming is being the very last lemming to fling yourself off the cliff, two years after everyone else.

*KLAXON*
/Stephen_fry
Oh I'm sorry Alan, that costs you 20 points

That might not be a mistake if Shamus was referring to lemmings from the Lemmings games, as they would just blithely walk forward off of cliffs if you didn't stop them somehow, unlike real lemmings.

"Zoey, You know we're eager to hear about the band's new tour, but I have to ask about the rumor of nude photo's popping up on the internet."

"Well, Wallace, I was very young and easily manipulated. I trusted Bill as much as anyone would trust a father figue, considering that father had been living in a cardboard box for the last 2 years..."

Hell, i'd love to go to a gaming-centered comedy club like that. I'd be there in a shot.

After Curfew With Wallace Breen is filmed in the historic Citizen's Informational Film Production Site on the 87th level of The Citadel in City 17. The studio has seating for 100 volunteer audience participants who are carefully screened for maximum edification from administrator Breen's messages. It is filmed and aired on an irregular schedule, coinciding with restructuring of food rations or servicing of the suppression field. John Smith, writer for The Combine Representative calls it "The most entertaining hour of television approved by the combine for citizen consumption."

I love the Molyneaux jab.

This might sound dumb but I don't understand the Diablo 3 joke. Maybe it's because there's currently four classes announced. The Barbarian, The shaman, The Wizard, and The Monk...

Interesting, it looks like Blizzard is the "in" company to hate.

Ah well, if their decisions are as stupid as they appear then they'll go out of business (in the long term). The beauty of the free market really. [sits back to enjoy the show].

Susan Arendt:
I would totally go to that comedy club. I really, really would.

You probably wouldn't have a choice. Move along, Citizen. Final warning.

Ahhh, Wallace Breen. If only you had used your position as puppet of malevolent alien overlords for good (and laughs) instead of evil. I'd stay up late to see the jugglers.

You just keep getting more hilarious, do you know that, Shamus? Keep it up.

It was a great show. Hopefully we see more of this comedy club in the future.

Also, wanting to charge more for games is just stupid.

I read that as if it was spoken by David Letterman, I'm not sure what to make of that.

Oh wow.....an actually funny strip that is made by someone other than Travis. Looks like Shamus has been taking notes and learning. I actually laughed this time.

Wow, best comic yet. You nailed the monologue style. Every panel got an individual laugh from me. "LoL!" I say unto thee. "LoL!"

One wonders what Zoey would be doing...

I wasn't satisfied by the ending. It could have been an inside joke for escapist fans by saying. "Zoey from left 4 Dumb and music by Eyebrows and the thugs."

More of those.

"Are the servers down or something?"

ROTFL!

Hmmm... Blizzard has nothing new to make? If past memory serves, Blizzard does best when taking existing genres, polishing them up and making a new game out of it. Often a genre-defining game. There's been a dearth of new genres around, though, so it's perhaps not surprising that they're falling on the old standards.

Frankly, they're doing so well on the old properties that there's no real reason to "move on".

And unlike Microsoft, Blizzard does not have any sort of monopoly on computer games - if you don't like their stuff, there's loads of other things to play. Blizz. has no need to risk the barn on "new" and "innovative" products when "tried" and "tested" does so well.

I should add that I find Blizzard games to be bland and souless - not to mention intensely derivative. But then again, how else does someone get mass-market success?

Who would have thought Breen was a comedic genius? Now I regret killing him.

WaderiAAA:
I wasn't satisfied by the ending. It could have been an inside joke for escapist fans by saying. "Zoey from left 4 Dumb and music by Eyebrows and the thugs."

I second this. The world needs more Eyebrows and the Thugs.

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