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3rd May '16 7:45:39 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the NP stories are starting to show shades of this.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the NP stories are starting to show shades of this. One NP storyline was called "Gaming Webcomic", with TheRant for the second strip beginning "Oh hey, two characters on a couch talking about video games. Neat!"
21st Feb '16 7:47:23 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* Jollyjack's ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' comic, at his website Collected Curios, falls into this at times. http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php

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* Jollyjack's ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' comic, at his website Collected Curios, falls into this at times. http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.phptimes.
20th Jan '16 10:05:20 AM TFSyndicate
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* {{Music/Gorillaz}} short "Game of Death" has 2D and Murdoc playing a fighting game, with Noodle and Russell as their respective characters.

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* {{Music/Gorillaz}} short "Game of Death" has 2D and Murdoc playing on a fighting game, couch with game controllers, watching Noodle and Russell as their respective characters.
do karate.
24th Oct '15 4:20:41 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/JonTron (later [[NinjaSexParty Danny Sexbang]]) and WebVideo/{{Egoraptor}}'s LetsPlay series, ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', is literally two gamers on a couch.

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* WebVideo/JonTron (later [[NinjaSexParty Danny Sexbang]]) and WebVideo/{{Egoraptor}}'s Creator/{{Egoraptor}}'s LetsPlay series, ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', is literally two gamers on a couch.
24th Oct '15 4:19:52 PM nombretomado
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* {{JonTron}} (later [[NinjaSexParty Danny Sexbang]]) and Creator/{{Egoraptor}}'s LetsPlay series, ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', is literally two gamers on a couch.

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* {{JonTron}} WebVideo/JonTron (later [[NinjaSexParty Danny Sexbang]]) and Creator/{{Egoraptor}}'s WebVideo/{{Egoraptor}}'s LetsPlay series, ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', is literally two gamers on a couch.
7th Oct '15 7:32:04 PM eyebones
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* ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}'': A clear inversion. Despite it also centering around gaming, none of the main characters are gamers on a couch.
** It USED to be a pretty good example of this trope. There were two guys named Robbie and Jase who spent a lot of time on the couch facing the viewer playing video games. But the focus slowly shifted away from those character, and from gaming in general. Eventually Robbie won the lottery, moved into a huge mansion, and had a falling-out with Jase.



* ''[[http://www.thesnakefarm.com/strips/2guys/ 2 guys sitting on a sofa holding game controllers.]]'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Lines are submitted by readers, the pictures are ALWAYS the same.
** To elaborate, panels with text added to them are divided into first panels, second panels, and third panels. Each time you look at the page, a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel are randomly chosen. And hopefully, the combination is funny. Hopefully.

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* ''[[http://www.thesnakefarm.com/strips/2guys/ 2 guys sitting on a sofa holding game controllers.]]'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Lines are submitted by readers, the pictures are ALWAYS the same.
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same. To elaborate, panels with text added to them are divided into first panels, second panels, and third panels. Each time you look at the page, a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel are randomly chosen. And hopefully, the combination is funny. Hopefully.
7th Oct '15 7:30:03 PM eyebones
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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade:'' The [[GenrePopularizer flagship]] Two Gamers On A Couch series. Gabe and Tycho (who switch between crazy and sane depending on the plot) are the gamers. This series is the most politically active, making massive amounts of cash from their comic and related projects; they run a gaming expo and a children's charity on the back of the comic. They publish SpinOff comics of their comics, have also produced their own computer game, and have been featured as an expansion of a moderately successful collectible card game.
** In its later years, ''Penny Arcade'' cut out the couch altogether unless the comic actually relates to them playing a game at that moment, and avoids talking heads by having Gabe and Tycho have their game-related conversations while performing some irrelevant FunnyBackgroundEvent, like picking pumpkins with their kids, eating lunch, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick emerging from hideous cocoons, carrying out a dead body wrapped in a carpet, or sitting on prison bunks]].
* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'': Wacky guy Ethan and straight man Lucas are roommates. Zeke the Xbot is their wacky RobotBuddy who wants to KillAllHumans. Lilah is the down-to-earth [[GamerChick gamer girlfriend]] of Ethan. Hilarity Ensues.
** The first strips actually poked fun at this very trope, and tried really hard to avoid it.

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade:'' The [[GenrePopularizer flagship]] Two Gamers On A Couch series. Gabe and Tycho (who switch between crazy and sane depending on the plot) are the gamers. This series is the most politically active, making massive amounts of cash from their comic and related projects; they run a gaming expo and a children's charity on the back of the comic. They publish SpinOff comics of their comics, have also produced their own computer game, and have been featured as an expansion of a moderately successful collectible card game.
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In its later years, ''Penny Arcade'' cut out the couch altogether unless the comic actually relates to them playing a game at that moment, and avoids talking heads by having Gabe and Tycho have their game-related conversations while performing some irrelevant FunnyBackgroundEvent, like picking pumpkins with their kids, eating lunch, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick emerging from hideous cocoons, carrying out a dead body wrapped in a carpet, or sitting on prison bunks]].
* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'': Wacky guy Ethan and straight man Lucas are roommates. Zeke the Xbot is their wacky RobotBuddy who wants to KillAllHumans. Lilah is the down-to-earth [[GamerChick gamer girlfriend]] of Ethan. Hilarity Ensues.
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Ensues. The first strips actually poked fun at this very trope, and tried really hard to avoid it.



* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': King Dedede discusses the flaws of Super Smash Bros Brawl to Kirby, who's happily playing the game on the couch. Lampshaded FridgeLogic, how King Dedede is complaining about the game where he made his SSB debut. [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1638]]

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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'':
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King Dedede discusses the flaws of Super Smash Bros Brawl to Kirby, who's happily playing the game on the couch. Lampshaded FridgeLogic, how King Dedede is complaining about the game where he made his SSB debut. [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1638]]



* ''Webcomic/RobAndElliot:'' Elliot is the sane/normal school teacher, Rob is the wacky and over-the-top drama queen. Of course, Elliot is only sane in relation to Rob; one arc revolved around his being NotSoAboveItAll when trying to find a new roommate. Doctor Doom(sday) is their megalomaniac next door neighbour, who frequently gets in trouble with the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}.
** More like two guys sharing an apartment, as gaming doesn't actually factor into it, but otherwise it fits the trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{Applegeeks}}:'' Started off as a TGOAC comic but quickly [[CerebusSyndrome evolved into a more dramatic model]]. The wacky hawk (MadScientist {{Superhero}}) was the crazy one and he had many friends who took on the sane side of the dynamic. After the creation of Eve, the Mac-based andoid, the series changed dramatically into a serious action/drama series, and recently became wacky again.
** A slightly alternate interpretation involves copious amounts of UnreliableNarrator. The squirrel does talk to him, after all.

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* ''Webcomic/RobAndElliot:'' Elliot is the sane/normal school teacher, Rob is the wacky and over-the-top drama queen. Of course, Elliot is only sane in relation to Rob; one arc revolved around his being NotSoAboveItAll when trying to find a new roommate. Doctor Doom(sday) is their megalomaniac next door neighbour, who frequently gets in trouble with the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}}.
** More
America}}. It's more like two guys sharing an apartment, as gaming doesn't actually factor into it, but otherwise it fits the trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{Applegeeks}}:'' Started off as a TGOAC comic but quickly [[CerebusSyndrome evolved into a more dramatic model]]. The wacky hawk (MadScientist {{Superhero}}) was the crazy one and he had many friends who took on the sane side of the dynamic. After the creation of Eve, the Mac-based andoid, the series changed dramatically into a serious action/drama series, and recently became wacky again.
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again. A slightly alternate interpretation involves copious amounts of UnreliableNarrator. The squirrel does talk to him, after all.



* ''Webcomic/VGCats:'' The avatars of two cats who "[[DeepImmersionGaming act]] the part" of characters in different computer and console games -- we never actually see the couch, just the two characters inside the game, but it fits the same format.
** The cats are occasionally seen in the real world, when parodying tabletop games or buying a new videogame.

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* ''Webcomic/VGCats:'' The avatars of two cats who "[[DeepImmersionGaming act]] the part" of characters in different computer and console games -- we never actually see the couch, just the two characters inside the game, but it fits the same format.
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format. The cats are occasionally seen in the real world, when parodying tabletop games or buying a new videogame.



** Although the series continues though, the couch becomes less of a focal point and more character-driven (or just [[RuleOfFunny wacky-shenanigans-driven]]) multi-strip arcs develop.
23rd Sep '15 11:47:55 PM MerlinSyndrome
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** The first strips actually poked fun at this very trope, and tried really hard not to use it very much.

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** The first strips actually poked fun at this very trope, and tried really hard not to use it very much.avoid it.
21st Sep '15 2:32:43 PM Piando
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* ''TwoBestFriendsPlay'' can be classified as this. "[[CrossOver Two Best]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Sisters]] [[CrossOver Play]]" adds the couch.

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* ''TwoBestFriendsPlay'' ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' can be classified as this. "[[CrossOver Two Best]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Sisters]] [[CrossOver Play]]" adds the couch.



* Creator/JamesRolfe and Creator/MikeMatei of the ''AngryVideoGameNerd'' fame make "''James and Mike Play''" episodes, usually uploaded on Monday, complete with couch. (The same couch where most ''AVGN'' episodes are filmed, in fact.)
* TeamFourStar has [[LetsPlay/TwoSaiyansPlay several of these]] which star various characters, as well as one series -- ''TFS Plays'' -- which is simply the voice actors being themselves while playing video games.

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* Creator/JamesRolfe and Creator/MikeMatei of the ''AngryVideoGameNerd'' ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' fame make "''James and Mike Play''" episodes, usually uploaded on Monday, complete with couch. (The same couch where most ''AVGN'' episodes are filmed, in fact.)
* TeamFourStar Creator/TeamFourStar has [[LetsPlay/TwoSaiyansPlay several of these]] which star various characters, as well as one series -- ''TFS Plays'' -- which is simply the voice actors being themselves while playing video games.
7th Sep '15 2:21:36 AM MrL1193
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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': King Dedede discusses the flaws of Super Smash Bros Brawl to Kirby, who's happily playing the game on the couch. Lampshaded FridgeLogic, how King Dedede is complaining about the game where he made his first SSB debut. [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1638]]

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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': King Dedede discusses the flaws of Super Smash Bros Brawl to Kirby, who's happily playing the game on the couch. Lampshaded FridgeLogic, how King Dedede is complaining about the game where he made his first SSB debut. [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1638]]
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