Gaming in 1989 vs. 2009

Gaming in 1989 vs. 2009

Gaming in 1989 vs. 2009

by Steve Napierski to Comics

The four year anniversary celebration of Dueling Analogs continues today. Today’s guest strip was done by Ross “Rosscott” Nover of The System.

Ross may or may not know this, but he is actually one of the first webcomic people I ever actually met. It was Connecticon ’07 and I had only been doing Dueling Analogs for a year and a half at the time. I remember talking about website traffic, Rockets… ROCK OUT! and a secret Erfworld project that would not include Hawk. Now’s all big & famous creating The System and barely has time for little peons like me. Fortunately, he made some time to create today’s comic. Thanks, Ross and Happy Birthday, too!

Also, don’t forget that between now and Christmas you can save 20% off of your purchase cost at by entering the code “HOLIDAY” at checkout. And that the “Everyday in January” campaign is still going on, too.

Make sure to return on Monday for the final week of the celebration…

Discussion (10)¬

  1. Queen Anthai
    Queen Anthai says:
    December 4, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    This illustrates exactly what I have been bitching about for YEARS, in a “GET OFF MY LAWN” kind of way.

    …I still play 8-bit Nintendo. Frakkin’ technology.

  2. Gornabok
    Gornabok says:
    December 4, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    Even tho gaming in 1989 had simple controls they were still way harder then games we have now adays lol

  3. Shawn Handyside
    Shawn Handyside says:
    December 4, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    Well played, Nover. WELL PLAYED.

  4. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    December 4, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Fortunately, it doesn’t apply to some handheld or DD games. That’s one of the best guest strips ever :D

  5. Herr Emil
    Herr Emil says:
    December 5, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    I would love a higher resolution of this, I want it hanging on my wall :)

  6. Chris Smedley
    Chris Smedley says:
    December 6, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    This is true, however… now there is just the standardised lay out for certain games. Like shooting games and what not. Although some games do decide to mess this up…
    But when playing you never think, “Wait, which one?” you don’t really have to think about it….

  7. jon.doe
    jon.doe says:
    December 6, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    seriously though you need to sell this as a poster, I would buy it day one.

  8. Rosscott
    Rosscott says:
    December 7, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    It’ll be for sale as a poster this week. I’ll link to it here or get Steve to update the post with a link.

  9. Devzero
    Devzero says:
    December 7, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Herr Emil: this pic is ideal to get vectorized because it doesn’t have any textures. Then you can scale it as big as you want.

  10. Rosscott
    Rosscott says:
    December 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    OR you can not just swipe it for yourself and vectorize it and actually pay the artist a few measly dollars to show your appreciation.