Low Latency No. 3: Times change, people change

Hard times have fallen on both Mario and Sonic as they try to make sense of what's popular in today's video game environment.

Blake Stevenson

Jeff:
I first got the idea for a comic like this when I was in a GameStop store and saw a kid who couldn't have been older than 10 begging his mother for Modern Warfare 3. It got me thinking about the games I was desperate to have when I was that age, and I immediately remembered the 3-hour wild goose chase I sent my parents on in search of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Low Latency is a weekly comic on CNET's Crave blog written by CNET editor and podcast host Jeff Bakalar and illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Be sure to check Crave every Thursday at 8 a.m. PT for new panels!

About the author

Jeff has been at CNET for more than five years covering games, tech, and pop culture. When he's not playing ice hockey or pinball, you can catch him live every day as the host of CNET's infamous daily show, The 404 Show and every Friday in CNET's first-ever tech comic, Low Latency.

Blake Stevenson

Crave cartoonist Blake Stevenson is a full-time Web/graphic designer and illustrator working a day job in marketing. He fills the rest of his time creating illustrations based on his love of music, video games, comics, and old-school pop culture. See full bio

 

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