During the original run, this one was spoiled about six strips earlier when people began pointing out the relative worth of +1 Sword vs. +0 Pig.
The “Headdesk” avatar saw a lot of use on Livejournal in the months and years following this comic.
Here is a 13 part series where I talk about programming games, programming languages, and programming problems.
Bethesda felt the need to jam a morality system into Fallout 3, and they blew it. Good and evil make no sense and the moral compass points sideways.
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
id Software Coding Style
When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.
The Disappointment Engine
No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.