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The Divide

No, really. Where are my Pulitzers?

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Wow, that guy in the first panel looks like a comic version of me.
That shit is uncanny, seriously.

hazabaza1:
Wow, that guy in the first panel looks like a comic version of me.
That shit is uncanny, seriously.

Do you have a pyramid of Fart Pop on you desk as well?

I would give you Pulitzers, Grey. Your comic is better than most of what those "game journlists" spit out.

Well it looks like Journalists get the Star power while the cartoonist...

*puts on sunglasses*

...works for Peanuts

Dat panel 3.. Selling out SO HARD... I knew Starbucks and Apple bought all their reviews on this site and now we have proof.

Anyways, Now that I think about it this is 100% spot on. I wonder if you'll get people telling you that you're just copying *insert writers name here* next time you point out some ludonarratively dissonant shenanigans.

I'm sensing a little bit of bitterness. Just remember that you can include pictures of genitals in your work at any time, while most games journalists cannot.

This comic is more true than I'd like it to be.

Thunderous Cacophony:
I'm sensing a little bit of bitterness. Just remember that you can include pictures of genitals in your work at any time, while most games journalists cannot.

This too.

RoonMian:

hazabaza1:
Wow, that guy in the first panel looks like a comic version of me.
That shit is uncanny, seriously.

Do you have a pyramid of Fart Pop on you desk as well?

Sadly not, but it is as messy as shit.

You're not bitter are you Grey?

OP:It's ok Cory/Grey we appreciate you and your work that you do for us here on the escapist and thank you for it ^_^

Does anyone else miss this comic focusing on Erin being crazy?

Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

It's fancyspeak for "Gameplay and Story Segregation".

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

Basically, when the gameplay and story have a huge disconnect.

The classic example is "in Final Fantasy VII why couldn't they just revive Aerith with a phoenix down?"
Basically, the game rules and the "story rules" or "cutscene rules" are working on two different rulesets. This is seen everywhere. You'll also see characters take an insane amount of damage but then suddenly a knife to the throat or gun held to the head in a cutscene is a huge threat.

All credit to Devil May Cry as it never had this problem.

Do game journalist get Pulitzer Prizes? Has that ever happened? Who are you people and why are you in my room?

I have just noticed that Erin has not been hallucinating lately. (if you count off that giant mantis)

if i recall correctly a Pulitzer is specifically for text / journalism so basically you want the 'Comic-ey' award to be made and you'll have more chance of getting it too :P

MrFinnishDude:
I have just noticed that Erin has not been hallucinating lately. (if you count off that giant mantis)

There was also the pikmin in/on her drink last week.

Ludonarrative dissonance... The more you know, huh? I once read an article which says that we learn sixty new words each day. I suppose 'ludonarrative' and 'ludology' are a couple I'm now conscious of.

Eleuthera:

MrFinnishDude:
I have just noticed that Erin has not been hallucinating lately. (if you count off that giant mantis)

There was also the pikmin in/on her drink last week.

Oh, i did not see that. good observation

AC10:

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

Basically, when the gameplay and story have a huge disconnect.

The classic example is "in Final Fantasy VII why couldn't they just revive Aerith with a phoenix down?"
Basically, the game rules and the "story rules" or "cutscene rules" are working on two different rulesets. This is seen everywhere. You'll also see characters take an insane amount of damage but then suddenly a knife to the throat or gun held to the head in a cutscene is a huge threat.

All credit to Devil May Cry as it never had this problem.

The other obvious one is Nathan Drake. In the cut-scenes he comes across as a nice guy. In the game, he's a mass-murdering sociopath...

I'm still of the opinion that the term "Game Journalist" is an oxymoron. They're almost always self-proclaimed journalists with no credentials or just so plain... bad.

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

Don't worry about it it's just the latest way for gamers to sound pretentious.
We don't need to be pretentious. David Cage alone brings more than enough pretentiousness to the industry.

They'll stop over/mis using it soon...like they did with "entitled."

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

It's a term people throw around when sounding edified is more important to them than actually getting their meaning across.

What I took away from this strip is that Grey is jealous of someone else.

Ludonarrative dissonance is just a purple prose way of saying that the gameplay has nothing to do with the story. In other words: The game's story does not require that the game be a FPS/RPG/RTS etc.

Susan Arendt:

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

It's a term people throw around when sounding edified is more important to them than actually getting their meaning across.

Thanks, I thought it was some journalistic bullshit, glad to have it confirmed.

So the comic is more praising how everyone can say the same thing, but some journalist will speak all fancy and be praised for it. Essentially, the idea is that praise towards an opinion nowadays is rarely on the credibility of the statement, but how eloquent someone can be.

What a lovely world we live in.

MrFinnishDude:
I have just noticed that Erin has not been hallucinating lately. (if you count off that giant mantis)

Unless...This is all one of her hallucinations!

It's like Inception, but with crazy.

Wait...Leo was pretty crazy in that movie.

It's line Inception!

VanQ:
I'm still of the opinion that the term "Game Journalist" is an oxymoron. They're almost always self-proclaimed journalists with no credentials or just so plain... bad.

Mm, yeah, becuase journalists with credentials are real pillars of the media community these days.

The bling on the shelf is rarely reflective of actual public opinion.

They want our souls, and our money, our blood and our bones...

/nailed_it
/first

Susan Arendt:

Kyogissun:
Okay so this came up on Address the Sess and now here, does someone want to explain to me what this Luddonarrative Dissonance bullshit is?

It's a term people throw around when sounding edified is more important to them than actually getting their meaning across.

Really? I actually like the term a lot because it gets its meaning across so accurately. Most likely I have just been reading college text books for too long but I am surprised that you as en editor do not like the term. As this is something that gets debated more and more, what would, in your opinion, be a better term?

Not meant as at attack, I am really just curious.

As a webcomic artist I agree, gather your steel! We shall find blood for this travesty! ...Or a comic about it works too *cough*

Matt Gleason:
Does anyone else miss this comic focusing on Erin being crazy?

I don't at all. I miss it parodying video games, it's like CAD all over again. We all get a little of what we're looking for.

D'aww, dont worry - we care for you ;)

Besides, i have heard that nowadays, anyone capable of typing and having internet access can consider themselves "journalist".
I have heard that makes for easy press passes during conventions.

Then again, i hear many things....

Ah... More bitter than funny, guys. Maybe it needed to be said, but... move along.

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