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Comic 86: Start of Xbox

So, I'm gonna try something new for these story-based comics, here's how it's gonna go down - I already have most of the pages ready (and will finish the rest in time most likely) and will upload one page every other day until the last one. That way I hope to get the whole story in one go without any other pages inbetween.

SO anyway, during the 90's, Microsoft started to feel like Sony's Playstation console would be a threat to their game business, maybe even their whole business if the PS2 would indeed he a machine for all home entertainment (what can I say, it was a different time back then). Microsoft had been making PC games for years, but had no console... until now.

(And by the way, the "X" in Xbox is from DirectX - the original name was "DirectXbox")


by ProfEtheric at 18th Feb 2016, 5:40 AM

Ah! Story time! (I always love these - after all, I fell in love w/ Consolers because of the Atari one).

I didn't know that was what the X was for...

by Zanreo at 18th Feb 2016, 10:44 AM

Yay! And there are many more stories to come...

by azureXtwilight at 18th Feb 2016, 7:56 AM

Idunno why, but Microsoft has became ny favorite.

by Zanreo at 18th Feb 2016, 11:20 AM

Hehe, I did start to appreciate him more after doing this story (not that I didn't appreciate him before, being my character and all)

by MadJak91 at 18th Feb 2016, 10:27 AM

Sorry, but DirectXbox sounded really dumb... There are quite a few cases of not so good console names but that would have been a disaster :D
Does not even sound like an entertainment system.

I think the 90s PC gaming was still more of a nerd thing. Bunch of teams making games for specific audiences.
Plus scandals because violent games.

by Zanreo at 18th Feb 2016, 12:33 PM

Yup, agree... Not sure it was ever intended as the final name though, but at least a prototype/development name

And yeah, true...

by Miaubol at 18th Feb 2016, 10:45 PM

Last panel.. so saaaaaad xD

by Zanreo at 18th Feb 2016, 10:47 PM

Yeah, poor PC...

by Miaubol at 18th Feb 2016, 10:58 PM

he was so happy in the second last panel ...

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