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Retro gaming comics! Nintendo, Sega, Commodore and more!Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:06:35 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8By: FVK
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:07 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-102677What are you selling?
Ah… I’ll buy it at a high price.
Ehehehehe… thank you.
Mon, 26 May 2014 23:36:58 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-53149I’m amazed nobody’s invented a crypto-currency called the Zenny that can only be used to buy video game-related things. COME ON, INTERNET.
Mon, 26 May 2014 09:38:07 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-52978Actually, Capcom seems to like the Zenny currency a lot.
Even MegaMan Battle Network has Zenny.
Thu, 30 May 2013 06:45:18 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-44060Holy cow, I had no idea the Zenny had such a rich origin and common use in Japanese media! Thanks for the history lesson, very cool!
Thu, 30 May 2013 06:43:45 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-44059Thanks! Yeah I always thought it was weird he didn’t react to having hundreds of daggers thrown at him!
Thu, 16 May 2013 04:24:50 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-43226Great game! Great comic!
Hehe, …I always wondered there should be a way to slay that guy.
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 04:50:31 +0000http://blowthecartridge.com/?p=1069#comment-41687Money is an important part of daily life, and fiction is no different. And fictional setting often use fictional currency. Inventing a fictional currency helps establish a setting as unique, and when done well it builds immersion. Of course, when done poorly, it can have the opposite effect — having an unexpected or unexplained reference to a made-up word that means “money” can be confusing or distracting. Often, a fictional currency will be roughly equivalent in value to a real-life one; this saves the writer the effort of having to do conversion rates mentally. The most common targets for this treatment tend to be the dollar or the yen. This is occasionally explicit, as with the double dollar or the nuyen . The zeni (or zenny ) is a popular name for fictional currencies in Japanese media. Compare Call a Rabbit a “Smeerp” , though Justified in that one generally expects there to be different names for different currencies. Contrast Gold/Silver/Copper Standard , where the money used isn’t a currency at all, but precious metals are used instead; the two may overlap when different names are given to the appropriate coins. Compare and contrast with Energy Economy , where energy, either a real form, or fictional is used for currency. Examples are often a Global Currency . We Will Spend Credits in the Future is a Science Fiction -specific subtrope.