I know a lot of people are using the term "citizen Kane of gaming" for games that don't really bring anything new to the table. If there was a citizen Kane of gaming it was Wolfenstein for pretty much inventing the fps genre.
This is perhaps the most misunderstood comic of all time. The problem here being that there's several references shoved into one frame and too few people know the base joke to begin with. If you want to Finnegan's Wake this business, fair enough. Just don't expect everyone to know what you're talking about.
EDIT: And it's just and empty suit. Come on people. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.