Stolen Pixels #91: Print is Dead

By Shamus
on May 19, 2009
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Stolen Pixels is taking a break from Left 4 Dumb. In the meantime, please enjoy this look at some back issues of Gamepunx.

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  1. Magnus says:

    “I might be over the legal limit but I can still deliver 1,500 words on Duke Nukem Tycoon, which I’m pretty sure is what I’ve been playing this week.”

    Fantastic.

    I’d subscribe to Gamepunx, but I fear I’m not nearly hardcore enough.

  2. Joe Cool says:

    Finally, you’re using Travis Taylor to lambaste the gaming media with your wit as I demanded when you first introduced him. I shall call off the hit.

    (Edit) Magnus: I think Gamepunx target audience are those who aren’t hardcore, but merely wish they were.

  3. Mari says:

    You know how they say girls love bad boys? I’ve always disagreed with that sentiment until Travis came into my life… ;-)

  4. Henebry says:

    I love the new comic, love the notion of Travis as a real reviewer and Gamepunx as a real game mag.

    Only now you’ve got your work cut out to create a REAL gamepunx.com website.

    Perhaps you should turn it over to your readers to create, a collaborative solution to fashion an elaborate spoof mag.

  5. R4byde says:

    I like your thinking, Henebry. The monetary possibilities are endless! I wonder if it is illegal to sell subscriptions to non-existent magazines.

  6. illiterate says:

    R4byde — Most of us get magazines we never subscribed to (along with little cards begging us to please start paying for them), so I think from a karmic standpoint it would not be a problem.

  7. Yar Kramer says:

    I’m pretty sure it is. Maybe you could have the “subscribe” page have a randomly-generated/humorous/obviously-fake error message whenever someone tries to give their financial information (hint: if you actually make the forms, don’t actually have them send said financial information over the internet, even if it is then discarded).

  8. Calli says:

    I third (fourth? sixteenth? one hundred thirty-seventh?) the idea of a “real” Gamepunx website.

    While I like the idea of a silly ‘subscribe’ page, I had another idea. I admit it might be crazy, but…if someone wants to spend money, why not direct them toward a place where it would be useful? Specifically, I’m thinking that there should be a page with a link to Child’s Play (keeping with the game theme and all), and a message along the lines that if they like Gamepunx that much, why not donate to a gamer charity? I suppose the page could also be a collection point and someone handling the site would forward the money, but that could easily go pear-shaped.

    I hope that’s not too convoluted, my brain’s not running at full capacity today…

  9. Owlish says:

    While ya’ll are planning fairly absurd projects to do for free, I really really want the Star Wars/Leisure Suit Larry crossover.

    So get right on that. K? thx.

  10. skizelo says:

    The world really, really needs Duke Nukem Tycoon. Acceptable if it’s about 3D Realms the zombie company, excellent if it’s about ordering pig-men and bikini-babes about.

  11. Traska says:

    To: 3DREalms Support
    Re: Duke Nukem Tycoon bug report

    I purchased DNT a month ago, and I’ve got a problem. I recently started the “Duke Nukem Forever” research tree. IT seems bugged… it’ll research up to 90%, generate a “DN4Ever will be finished next turn” message, but next turn the research not only isn’t finished, it’s back down to 20%! What gives?

  12. Zaxares says:

    I’m curious to know where you got the source image for that Oct 08 Gamepunx cover, Shamus. :D

  13. Henebry says:

    You did the “sexy bitches” cover as concept art for a paying job? What did your wife say?

  14. illiterate says:

    haha. “March 09 (Or close enough)”

    That is awesome..

  15. Zaghadka says:

    I like Travis Taylor. I want to see more of his magazine. Neither he nor I are made up in any way at all.

  16. you all suck says:

    you all need to get laid you nerdy gamer types gargle balls

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