Before broadband and the connected world of information, we found different ways to mix our social life and our games. LAN parties. Where our PCs had a big group hug and let us kill one another in peace. Michael Johnson remembers those times.
Growing up as a PC gamer in the 90’s was a curious experience, the dawn of the internet age was upon us, but everything was still a little bit rough around the edges. To illustrate this – try playing the dial-up modem noise to a millennial and tell them that this sound used to accompany turning on the internet and they’ll say something precocious like “You had to turn on the internet?” before laughing in your face and stealing all your pogs.
Sick of all the coverage of the Sony Pictures hack? Me too. But still had room for a comic about it.
I know a lot of people dig the Mythbuster’s school of “blow stuff up” science, including me, but often the real stuff is kinda boring in comparison. Which is too bad, cause I think we miss the point sometimes.