The Cycle of Gaming [ COMIC ]

Honestly, I believe this sums up my gaming life perfectly… though I didn’t “quit” my job.

It’s just one of those situations. I’ve got a lot of video games to play, I just have no time to play them. I still have PlayStation 2 games sitting unopened on the shelf next to me… Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, Rogue Galaxy and Suikoden Tactics to be exact. I’ve always imagined that one day I would have the time to sit down and actually play all the games that I’ve been collecting all these years. I’m assuming said incident won’t happen until my daughters are much older and have already moved away for college. And who knows how many games I will have hoarded by then?

Even if it is sooner than that, it won’t be that soon. I’ve got a new project launching on September 9th and I still need to finish the remaining comics for the outer circle (with a new one uploaded today). I guess all I can really say is, “Oh, well.”


  • The Anarchyz

    Or you could pull a Tycho & Gabe and have a videogame-based business, then the job & the games become one and you still have the money for food…

  • Steve Napierski

    @The Anarchyz But that would require having a Robert Khoo to do his magic for you. And they’re not easy to come by.

  • A.L.

    If that doesn’t sound like me….
    I got about 8 games that I have yet to open,and many,many more that I started and HAVE NOT BEATEN YET.Such is the way of the working man.

    All work and no play makes A.L. a dull boy….and bored.

  • Lucas

    You really should play Rogue Galaxy. It is fun and it deserves a comic strip from this site. And that Norma chick, man she got big swirling boobies!

  • Lord Nue

    So because you’re irresponsible all gamers must be irresponsible? :D Yay for generalizations.

  • The Anarchyz

    @Steve: Well, Robert Khoo is a genius… But you can also pull a Tim Buckley (Of course, you need a lot of free-hate-publicity XD XD )

  • Josufu

    I think this should be a T-shirt.

  • Steve Napierski

    @Lord Nue Where’s the irresponsibility? How is working a lot irresponsible? I kind of believe it’s the opposite.

  • BigLord

    Agreed with Josufu

  • Scott

    No mention of the kid? That’s what’s happened to me… From nightly DotA and L4D (bachelorhood), to occasional Plants vs Zombies (marriage), to zilcho (fatherhood).

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  • Trent

    Or you can be like me and get a job with a 12 hour night shift so most of your shift is video games! Hoorah! (Although I still have 7 games to beat its better than my previous 25 unopened.. but now Its harder to finish those 7 cuz you have nostalgia and want to go play some older games.)