Stolen Pixels #75: Interview With the RAM Pyre

By Shamus
on Mar 24, 2009
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I knew that making jokes about the Xbox bricking itself would likely attract flames. So I decided to make the title of the comic such an offensively horrible and inexcusable pun that the resulting outrage would head off any bickering over people’s chosen self-esteem containers console platforms.

Also, Travis makes peace with the PS3 users after enraging them by repeating the unflattering things Sony executives have already admitted. I mean, I guess he makes peace with them. Honestly I don’t know what gets people so riled up in the first place, so maybe this won’t do any good.

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1624 comments. (That's 10 in Hexadecimal.)

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  1. Simon_Says says:

    “The xbox allows you, the gamer, to PAY Microsoft for the privilege of belonging to a defective culture built around ignorance, homophobia, and illiteracy.”

    You can also get to pay Microsoft to use your own bandwidth to host a Halo 2 Vista server!

    Its teh deel of teh centry, fags!

  2. Angie says:

    LOL! Hey, if you’re going to get one gang of immature gamers mad at you, why not two? :D

    Angie

  3. JB says:

    You know you’re still not completely grown up when you actually feel content about seeing the Xbox burn like that. :D

  4. Adam Greenbrier says:

    I like Travis’s shirt. Is that a design of your own, or is it for sale somewhere?

  5. LintMan says:

    I didn’t quite get the T-shirt. It looks like a power button… “Off you, buddy” Supposed to sound like “FU”?

  6. Julian says:

    RROD YOU BUDDY
    I want that shirt.

  7. LintMan says:

    Ah, I didn’t know that’s what the RROD looks like!

    Also, I just went back and read that article you linked in your PS3 comic about Sony’s “intentionally difficult to program the PS3” remarks. Did anyone else get a This Is Spinal Tap flashback: “But ours go to 11….”

  8. Dave says:

    of course, Lint… why don’t you just make 10 louder..

    Shamus.. what about the Wii.. :D

  9. Daemian Lucifer says:

    “what about the Wii..”

    Nah,that would be like taking candy from a baby.

    And I doubt hed do PC as well,since that would be like taking heart pills from a 100+ year olds.

  10. Tim says:

    I want to pay you for the privilege of wearing that shirt.

  11. Mark says:

    Travis Taylor reminds me a little bit of Scott Sharkey.

  12. Cuthalion says:

    I want to pay you for the privilege of wearing that shirt.

    Lol. If I weren’t so cheap, I’d say the same. Well, that and I don’t want anybody to take it wrong. (I’m not exactly a cusser, which is probably what people would assume if they didn’t get the joke. Or even if they did, really…)

  13. Ranneko says:

    @Simon Fortunately they haven’t tried to get people to pay for the incredibly half-arsed Games for Windows Live for a fair while now.

  14. Patrick the Malcontent says:

    Tell me you weren’t imagining Val Kilmer in Tombstone when you wrote the last line.

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