The Great Step Forward

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Sorry, I don't get the last frame. Is that cupcake article what he wrote or something he just went onto afterwards (to symbolise the irony that he's just written an amazing 40K word exposition and then completely backslid into a ridiculous article on cupcakes).

I'm stupid.

Yeah typing on a keyboard with no keys would be a pretty big step back :P

is this supposed to be dr. Mark?
Also shows what's important on the Internet xD

DVS BSTrD:
Yeah typing on a keyboard with no keys would be a pretty big step back :P

The keyboard has only two keys, each for an automated response. The big one is "Rant", and the little one is "Moan". Hit those a couple times and you've got a genuine gaming article.

HackGamers.com.

They hiring?

Griffolion:
Sorry, I don't get the last frame. Is that cupcake article what he wrote or something he just went onto afterwards (to symbolise the irony that he's just written an amazing 40K word exposition and then completely backslid into a ridiculous article on cupcakes).

I'm stupid.

Perhaps it's what he was instructed to write?

The text of the article is pretty funny lol.

I smiled.
However, I'm not sure why.

I didn't quite get it, did he write the cupcake article or did he switch over to it for the sake of irony?

Why did I smile at this!?

oh god, this is how it starts...hold me ;_;

Am I the only one that was kind of hoping that the Fake Gamer Girls thing would continue? I kinda wanted to see where that one could go.

The Last Melon:
Am I the only one that was kind of hoping that the Fake Gamer Girls thing would continue?

RipVanTinkle:
I smiled.
However, I'm not sure why.

I didn't quite get it, did he write the cupcake article or did he switch over to it for the sake of irony?

Why did I smile at this!?

oh god, this is how it starts...hold me ;_;

I figured it was because he wrote a whole new standard for gaming journalism, and despite all the effort and his high hopes, the 'Top 5 Gaming Cupcakes' still made it onto his recommended list.

Thyunda:

RipVanTinkle:
I smiled.
However, I'm not sure why.

I didn't quite get it, did he write the cupcake article or did he switch over to it for the sake of irony?

Why did I smile at this!?

oh god, this is how it starts...hold me ;_;

I figured it was because he wrote a whole new standard for gaming journalism, and despite all the effort and his high hopes, the 'Top 5 Gaming Cupcakes' still made it onto his recommended list.

Thanks, that actually makes a lot more sense.

Now I feel like a stupid-head-dummy-butt >:(

Note to self: Take it easy with the Vodka

I caught this as a reference to Kotaku's statement that the whole "DoritoGate" (silly name, seriously) and following discussion about ethics in gaming journalism was "interesting but not worth reporting about" while at the same time uploading an "unboxing of Halo 4 special edition"-video.

As far as I understood the punchline, he wrote this masterpiece article on ethics in gaming journalism, but the editor decided to publish someone else's article about gaming cupcakes instead.

Once again the joke or point of the comic goes right over my head.

Does someone have to be a specialist of some sort to get this kind of Critical Miss joke?

It seems like 2 or 3 out of each month's 8 strips has a number of us scratching our heads and wondering what the hell Grey's on about this time.

Um...... I don't get it. What's the joke here?

Forget the main joke, zoom in on the cupcake article. That's funny.

Oh Kotaku is just having a good time, leave em alone.

Question, does the second to last line of the top five gaming cupcakes say "So, cupcakes that partake in anal sex" or am I being an idiot?

MiskWisk:
Question, does the second to last line of the top five gaming cupcakes say "So, cupcakes that partake in anal sex" or am I being an idiot?

...I think you're right D:

That is damn hard to read, but I think I got most of it correct. So here is a probably mostly correct transcription:

Top Five Gaming Cupcakes

You know that point where you've realized your career has hit rock bottom. Not just that normal rock-bottom bullshit, but straight up moleman bottom. If my career could go any lower I would have long since burnt up in the Earth's core. It's like a limbo champion and a gnome squaring off in the worst type of golf tournament. If my career had a temperature you would need kelvin to track it accurately and have the reference for absolute 0.

Now, I'm not saying this is mundane, but fucking cupcakes, heh, like that xkcd thing. BUTT FUCKING cupcakes. So cupcakes that partake in anal sex. Presumably they only claim it.

Thanks eBusiness! I was getting eye-strain trying to read that thing.

Zachary Amaranth:

Griffolion:
Sorry, I don't get the last frame. Is that cupcake article what he wrote or something he just went onto afterwards (to symbolise the irony that he's just written an amazing 40K word exposition and then completely backslid into a ridiculous article on cupcakes).

I'm stupid.

Perhaps it's what he was instructed to write?

Maybe, this is what I don't get.

Cupcakes? Now, I've been doing weekly Top something lists shows about games for... 4-5 years, but I haven't gotten to cupcakes yet. How long has that guy been doing it for to scrape the bottom of the barrel so much?

And in case you're wondering how, the reason I've made it so far is that I eschew expectations, like Top 7 Hottest characters, started with the intro to one of the Dead or Alive porn games, but quickly transitioned to Dhalsim, cause he breadths fire, and is therefor hot, like, temperature. Get it?

(also the posting window keeps resizing on Opera for some reason)

Save Gaming Journalism: check.
Make it more relevant to nongaming readers: In progress.
Does the "Hack" in Hackgamers.com refer to the skill level of their writing staff?

I guess...the idea here is that while a select few game journalists take their job seriously and try to show some intelligent thought and ethics about their profession, it's quickly overshadowed by the ones that are acting like lazy dolts who put together vapid, pointless fluff pieces that pointlessly waste time.

The point is that manny good gaming content is not given much attention in favor of retarded shit. Example- ZoominGames. Its a youtube chanel that gets a shitload of views only for making stupid lists and putting tits on the cover .

I couldn't find that Top Five Gaming Cupcakes article anywhere on google. Any links?

The Great Step Forward. I thought this would be about Chinese history.

Wow, this is the first one of these that I've looked at that doesn't have an essay attached to it explaining why it's so funny/relevant. Which is so ironic because I don't quite get it and think I need it explained.

Somehow, looking at this, all I can think of is the ADD offended strip from Fanboys... or Rab Florence's incoherent rant against established dev teams on Kickstarter... which I still haven't read.

At times it can seem like all you're doing is spitting in the wind, huh?

For what it's worth, I think we are all getting better. Slowly, but most changes that are good are worth waiting for.

Hope you can speed it up a little bit at least! Good luck.

Shiro No Uma:
Wow, this is the first one of these that I've looked at that doesn't have an essay attached to it explaining why it's so funny/relevant. Which is so ironic because I don't quite get it and think I need it explained.

:D OKAY!

1. Guy trys to make games journalism better (Not so crap filled).

2. Guy thinks he has finally done it! :) YAY!

3. Soon finds out that nothing has changed. AW... :(

Any questions?

Imp Emissary:

Shiro No Uma:
Wow, this is the first one of these that I've looked at that doesn't have an essay attached to it explaining why it's so funny/relevant. Which is so ironic because I don't quite get it and think I need it explained.

:D OKAY!

1. Guy trys to make games journalism better (Not so crap filled).

2. Guy thinks he has finally done it! :) YAY!

3. Soon finds out that nothing has changed. AW... :(

Any questions?

Oh...got it. I can see that, and I'm very sad I had to have it explained. Almost went the hater route a la "It's just not funny," but your explanation does it justice! Thank you.

but....I LIKE top 5 lists...

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