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Console Wars

Console Wars comic – click to enlarge

Explaining the joke. by Vaughn Smith

The Japanese PSP wasn't off to a great start when it was discovered that if you held it in a certain way, and twisted the system, the UMD would eject out of it at great velocity. I never saw it happen in person, but did watch a couple of videos demonstrating this newfound ability. Natch, I included it in the comic strip.

Just after this defect was discovered, consumers began complaining about dead pixels and faulty square buttons. It looked like the PSP was going to have the same problems as the PS2. After all of the problems I've had with my PS2 I never did buy a PSP just in case it was going to be the PS2 all over again. If I ever had to do a PSP review, I borrowed a system from either friends or other reviewers on the CCC team. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." That's the way I feel about Sony and their hardware unfortunately. When the PSP drops in price to about $99, I'll buy one.

Things to note:

  • The first and only strip that features the disembodied hands of a human. Not sure who he is.
  • The dialogue font I used is nice and big and looks great when the strip is reduced in size. Too bad this is the only strip I used it in.

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