156 "Insult to Injury"
December 31, 2012

Here's a late follow-up to my previous Christmas comic. I originally had more planned, but I've had various distractions. Family, friends, new video games and such. I was thinking about just skipping this one too, since it's been a few days since Chrimbus, but figured it'd be a shame to let this comic go to waste.

For some reason, it's strange to me that no generation will grow up with AFV, I guess because it was one of my favorite shows as a kid (and an adult). But really, with YouTube around it's kind of just like watching AFV clips whenever you want, sans the awful commentary. I guess it's for the best.

Haven't picked up a whole heck of a lot from Steam this year, but two of my notable purchases that I'd recommend are Hotline Miami and Sleeping Dogs. Hotline Miami is a top-down action game where you go through levels killing everyone, and it's a very fast-paced, high-stakes, trial-and-error sort of game. It's like if Super Meat Boy met Geometry Wars in the world of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It's pretty challenging, but it's a lot of fun and it seems to have an interesting story--I finished the game but am going through again to pick up all the collectibles so I can unlock an actual explanation of what's even going on. It's a pretty wacky game all-around, but well worth looking into.

Sleeping Dogs is just Grand Theft Auto: Hong Kong Time. With a dash of Arkham City combat, a little parkour, driving stunts a la the Wheelman, and a few RPG-esque elements, it becomes something a little different and very fun. If you're a fan of the GTA series, there's really little reason not to pick this up.

Anyway, tomorrow is the beginning of a new year, and marks the start of another year for comics. Have a Happy New Year, everybody.