Brendan Brewer Wants His Review Copy Dammit!

Brendan Brewer hates street date breaks for a completely different reason...

Cameron Davis also makes comics about mowing the back yard, digging up the back yard and generally avoiding the back yard. They're called Suburban Life Stories.


    I think every street date just reeks of desperation of the companies trying to charge FULL rrp for a game before competition comes.. but hey what do i know

    Am I being overly optomistic when I say that these don't particularly amuse me, but I keep checking in the hopes that one day they will?

      bahahah exactly

    i've heard some game journos on my twitter feed say this exact same thing.

      Hahahaha -- I've seen a few as well!

        Ah that'll teach me to write these a week or two ahead of schedule. Life imitating life and all that. :P It started off as a comic about the time I got Quake 2 for review a month before release, but I couldn't tell anyone I had it.

      Although music and film critics do have the same complaints...

    Don't most review copies go out well in advance of release, usually a week or more? Most street date breaks are a day or two before the scheduled release.

    These comics are not remotely funny, incidentally.

      They make me want to hit my monitor and say "be more funny"

      They make me want to stop reading Kotaku.

        You want to stop reading Kotaku because of one post out of hundreds made every week? Really? Some people like it -- if you don't, feel free to ignore it.

          Exactly - and if people leave just because of a single once-a-wekk post then it's probably best they aren't here anyway

          thats what these comics make me want to do, I keep coming back every week in the hopes that I will figure out why someone in their right mind would like this, the are much more web comics much more deserving

          I do wonder though, why can't this just be added to the Sunday comics thread, like at the bottom, so I never have to see another Cameron Davis drawing again

            I agree with diminuendo. Sorry but these comics are as good as people in the special olympics. Watch them laugh, watch them drool, Watch them fall into the pool, that's diving. At the special olympics.

          Some people like it but it seems quite a few more don't considering the response these comics normally get. Also, diminuendo raises a valid point, this could and should be put in with the Sunday Comic lineup even though that's still being extremely generous.

        just stop reading Luke Plunkett articles and you'll be fine

          I don't get all the Luke dissing, though -- maybe that's because I like the Fine Art and Total Recall columns.

    I like Brendan Brewer and I vote.

      Its ok F.W. De Cluck everyone makes mistakes.

    Just here waiting for the guy who wrote the "Breaking street dates is gonna kill us all" Article to drop in and say "Just wait till I can say I told you so."

    Punchline was a little weak in this one. Maybe next time.

      Yeah, that article was in the back of my mind a bit :)

      Fair enough, I'll work harder to make the punchline....punchier (?) next time. Thanks for the feedback.

        Its more of an observation then a joke, and to me at least, observational Humor has been less 'haha, nice' and more "*nods head and strokes his beard thoughtfully*"

        Thats just the sort of game it is, I guess.

          The punchline would be tighter if you lost the "makes me feel less special" (and fixed up the resulting grammar, of course).

          Otherwise, a good topical strip this week.

            Good call Deek, thanks. Less is always more.

    Full Axe Ass I was awesome.

      My favourite bit was when you unlocked the Butter Knife.

    Review copies for Triple A titles normally arrive on street dates. Reason being is they dont want ISO's turning up on sites before strret thus potentially costing the publishers huge amounts of cash.

      Its the damn pirates again! UBISOFT WAS RIGHT!

      Actually I've always been led to believe that review copies arrive on street date because they don't want negative reviews potentially impacting sales/cancelling pre-orders.

        It's a bit of both, really. There's also the reason that some publishers don't get copies to send out for review until it's practically release date, due to printing and shipping times.

        Review copies - even though they're free for the reviewer - still cost the publisher money, so some publishers restrict the number of review copies they make to reduce costs.

    There is nothing funny or entertaining about these comics. I could fart a funnier comic strip.

      Why don't you?

        But be careful not to follow through...

          its worse when you think its a fart and its not.....

            I once answered the door thinking it was a fart, boy was my face red when i found out it was a Mormon instead.

              Fuck me thats funny because there has been a lot of Morman ads going on lately. ....

    I laughed because Mark, this is a different reason to your reason why street breaks are bad for the industry :D

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