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.
Good Robot Dev Blog
An ongoing series where I work on making a 2D action game from scratch.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
Fixing Match 3
For one of the most popular casual games in existence, Match 3 is actually really broken. Until one developer fixed it.
Mass Effect Retrospective
A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.