Video Games Cause Violence [ COMIC ]

Decided to keep the theme of the previous comic going a little longer. Also, the entire time I was putting this comic together I was thinking of The System. It’s kinda like how every time you bring up task manager you’re reminded of Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

Since the comment thread in the previous comic has pretty much hit all aspects of the discussion, I’m just going to reference the sale mentioned in this post and call it a night. Not saying that you’re not welcome to continue the discussion. By all means, please do. Either here or there. Completely up to you.


  • Lesharo

    woohoo…finally made it through the entire archive…

    And, as a person that mostly plays RPG games, violence is also caused by throw away endings, pointless twists, etc.

  • Jake’m

    God damn, I was just thinking about this at work yesterday. It’s not violence in games that makes kids violent, it’s bad games (eg unfair difficulty, bad controls and some such) and retard opponents that make you want to cave someone’s skull in with the nearest blunt object.

    God knows I got pissed with GHIII. I nearly had a breakdown when I dropped some spaghetti after hours of trying and failing to beat “TDWDTG”

  • Alastor

    I would normally associate the control panel with Ctrl-Alt-Del, but I automatically equate Ctrl-Alt-Del with arrogance and failure, so it can be confusing.

  • lulz

    thats why i only play pc games. videogames suck anyway.

    • Lax

      And that’s why your computer can’t take games like Crysis :) Not many PC games get me excited these days, and those that do have the moronic Steam engine (like Half-Life 2), so I stick to the consoles mostly, playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 and the like

      • SecondTomorrow

        It’s the Source engine, not the “Steam” engine.. if you’re going to call something moronic, at least know what it is first.

      • KMakato

        Those that get fed up with the Source Engine are those that have no patience and don’t like to have control over many of the games variables.
        That said, Source IS quite buggy/unstable/annoying, but the freedoms it allows make it worthwhile.

  • odderz

    This on a T-Shirt please.

  • Freakality

    Great comic, just one thing: doesn’t seem to exist ;)

    • I honestly had no idea what you were talking about until Triaxx explained it. Fixed now.

  • Randomgamerdude

    Let’s back up a second…
    is this violence to other living things or to the inanimate SOBs we call “video games on extreme mode”

  • Triaxx

    Awesome job, though you might want to fix the web address before putting it on a shirt.

    Most popular PC games have similar results to XboX Live. Less popular ones are less frustrating.

  • SecondTomorrow

    I’ll agree with this. I tend to get mad in games when I continually die, or die in a way that I can’t really figure out how I should have which is more often than not related to my mediocre connectivity rather than my lack of skill. Dying or losing one every so often is very acceptable, but losing over and over again gets a little on the nerves. But hey.. I can always just turn the thing off, yeah?

  • Nathanyel

    At least it’s better than the equations for sports:

  • Guy Smile

    You know what else causes violence? Video games suck cow balls and all players are neckbeards.