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.
The Best of 2012
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.
Skyrim Thieves Guild
The Thieves Guild quest in Skyrim is a vortex of disjointed plot-holes, contrivances, and nonsense.
The Disappointment Engine
No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.