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** When Square disguises as Game Designers Studio, he just puts on sunglasses and a cloak.


Most of the news- or fun facts-based comics are [[{{Yonkoma}} one-page gags]], while history-based arcs tend to go over several pages.

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Most of the news- or fun facts-based comics are one-page gags, often presented in a [[{{Yonkoma}} one-page gags]], four-panel format]], while history-based arcs tend to go over several pages.



** Every Consoler becomes a TakeThat against their inspiration at some point, but EA is consistently the biggest JerkAss. Konami too, as of 2015.

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** Every Consoler becomes a TakeThat against their inspiration at some point, but EA is and Konami are consistently the biggest JerkAss. Konami too, as of 2015.[[JerkAss Jerk Asses]].


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: EA is often rumored to be doing this to the companies he buys.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: EA is often rumored to be doing this to EA's typical way of dealing with his subsidiaries when they aren't needed anymore, shown [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/854713 through the companies he buys."EA Graveyard" here.]]
--> '''EA''': "It's a shame you had to leave already... but that's what happens when your ideas aren't profitable anymore. You simply aren't needed anymore..."\\


A webcomic by our very own {{Tropers/Zanreo}}, started in February 2013 and hosted on ComicFury and Tapastic, Consolers is a webcomic starring AnthropomorphicPersonifications of video game companies. It covers video game history, current events, and various fun facts and stories about the companies, focusing [[EnsembleCast (arguably)]] on the "big 3" console creators Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.

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A webcomic by our very own {{Tropers/Zanreo}}, started in February 2013 and hosted on ComicFury Website/ComicFury and Tapastic, Consolers is a webcomic starring AnthropomorphicPersonifications of video game companies. It covers video game history, current events, and various fun facts and stories about the companies, focusing [[EnsembleCast (arguably)]] on the "big 3" console creators Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.


* TheAgeless: Companies don't physically age (120+ year old Nintendo being a good example) and won't die from aging. However, they can still die, usually from going bankrupt or otherwise going out of business - they have to "keep themselves alive" as a company. However, as long as they manage to stay in business they'll still stay alive even for hundreds of years.

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* TheAgeless: Companies don't physically age (120+ year old Nintendo being a good example) and won't die from simply aging. However, they can still die, usually from going bankrupt or otherwise going out of business - they have to "keep themselves alive" as a company. However, as long as they manage to stay in business they'll still stay alive even for hundreds of years.


* TheAgeless: Companies don't physically age (120+ year old Nintendo being a good example) and won't die from aging. However, they can still die, usually from going bankrupt or otherwise going out of business - they have to "keep themselves alive" as a company. However, as long as they manage to stay in business they'll still stay alive even for hundreds of years.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Most characters look like they're in their older teens or early twenties, even when representing companies that have existed for 30 or 40 or 50 years. In 125-year old Nintendo's case it's bordering on Really700YearsOld.
** YoungerThanTheyLook: On the other side, companies started just 5-10 years ago will often look older than they "really" are.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Most characters look like they're in their older teens or early twenties, even when representing companies that have existed for 30 or 40 or 50 years. In 125-year 120+ year old Nintendo's case it's bordering on Really700YearsOld.
** YoungerThanTheyLook: On the other side, companies started just 5-10 years ago will similarly often look older than they "really" are.



* OnlyOneName: Most of the characters only go by the name of the company they represent. For characters with two-part names like Square Enix, it's more of one name in two parts rather than a first name and a surname.

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* OnlyOneName: Most Being personified companies, most of the characters only go by the name of the company they represent. For characters with two-part names like Square Enix, it's more of one name in two parts rather than a first name and a surname.


* MadeOfIncendium: Capcom manages to set a SNES console and game cartridge on fire ''just by putting the cart into the console.''

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* MadeOfIncendium: Capcom [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/832912 manages to set a SNES console and game cartridge on fire fire]] ''just by putting the cart into the console.''

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* MadeOfIncendium: Capcom manages to set a SNES console and game cartridge on fire ''just by putting the cart into the console.''


* TemptingFate: Namco getting AndrewHussie [[http://consolers.tumblr.com/post/56009969494/featuring-guest-star-andrew-hussie-the-guy-who to make a dating sim featuring his characters?]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter He seems no way]] [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong this can go wrong.]]

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* TemptingFate: Namco getting AndrewHussie Creator/AndrewHussie [[http://consolers.tumblr.com/post/56009969494/featuring-guest-star-andrew-hussie-the-guy-who to make a dating sim featuring his characters?]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter He seems no way]] [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong this can go wrong.]]


* BiggerIsBetter: Apparently not the case for the original Xbox, which here is shown as a ridiculously huge device almost as big as Microsoft himself, which he struggles to lift. He ends up dropping it on top of himself and getting stuck underneath it.

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* BiggerIsBetter: Apparently not the case for the original Xbox, which here is shown as a ridiculously huge device almost as big as Microsoft himself, which he himself. He struggles to lift. He lift it as Nintendo and Sony mock it for being unnecessarily and inconveniently huge, and ends up dropping it on top of himself and getting stuck underneath it.


* CastOfPersonifications: It's about the personifications of the three biggest video game companies, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, with their antics riffing on the interactions between the companies. Personifications of smaller companies like Namco and EA also appear, though they aren't as focused on.



* UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars: Of course.

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* SmugSnake: Sony manages to play Nintendo like a fiddle a few times, but for the most part, hes never as far ahead as he thinks he is.


** Nintendo is drawn in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames CD-i style]] for one panel in The Contract story, [[StylisticSuck complete with talking in Comic Sans font]]

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** Nintendo is drawn in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames CD-i style]] for one panel in The Contract story, [[StylisticSuck complete with talking in Comic Sans font]]font]].



* CreatorCameo: Zanreo herself appears in a Q&A, and is asked as the creator about where she gets all her info for the comic. She says she usually reads various gaming news and history, but lately has considered looking into "new ways of getting info" [[note]]specifically, she's shown in the next panel sneaking into one of [[SatoruIwata Iwata's]] Nintendo meetings and [[BeingWatched watching]] from behind a plant... and later dragged away by security while holding a [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder restraining order.]][[/note]]

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* CreatorCameo: Zanreo herself appears in a Q&A, and is asked as the creator about where she gets all her info for the comic. She says she usually reads various gaming news and history, but lately has considered looking into "new ways of getting info" info". [[note]]specifically, she's shown in the next panel sneaking into one of [[SatoruIwata Iwata's]] Nintendo meetings and [[BeingWatched watching]] from behind a plant... and later dragged away by security while holding a [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder restraining order.]][[/note]]



* EnsembleCast: By the nature of the series, there's no one 'main' character, and any company can be a "main" character in the strips and stories focusing on them (though the Big 3 do get the most focus)

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* EnsembleCast: By the nature of the series, there's no one 'main' character, and any company can be a "main" character in the strips and stories focusing on them (though the Big 3 do get the most focus)focus).



* Irony: Often used as punchline in the comic, for example [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/406840 in this comic page]] and [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/525569 in this comic page]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Often used as punchline in the comic, for example [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/406840 in this comic page]] and [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/525569 in this comic page]]page]].



* NiceHat: *Nintendo's "Mario-Link cap". Ameritendo and Eurotendo also wears similar hats.

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* NiceHat: *Nintendo's Nintendo's "Mario-Link cap". Ameritendo and Eurotendo also wears wear similar hats.



** Nintendo's hat looks like a mix of Mario's cap and Link's hat

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** Nintendo's hat looks like a mix of Mario's cap and Link's hathat.



* SignificantBirthDate: The day a company was founded will be the character's birthday - for characters with separate gaming branches it will be when this branch was started. So Nintendo's birthday is September 23 (when Nintendo was founded) and Sony's is November 16 (when Sony Computer Entertainment was started)

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* SignificantBirthDate: The day a company was founded will be the character's birthday - for characters with separate gaming branches it will be when this branch was started. So Nintendo's birthday is September 23 (when Nintendo was founded) and Sony's is November 16 (when Sony Computer Entertainment was started)started).



* TakeThat: One of Nintendo's "spam mails" is from the not-so-subtle "M.[=PachAnalyst=]".[[DontExplainTheJoke Many gamers will recognize this as a ShoutOut to game analyst Michael Patcher]], known for his thoughts (often proved wrong later) about how Nintendo will probably do horribly and should do some major changes within the company.

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* TakeThat: One of Nintendo's "spam mails" is from the not-so-subtle "M.[=PachAnalyst=]". [[DontExplainTheJoke Many gamers will recognize this as a ShoutOut to game analyst Michael Patcher]], known for his thoughts (often proved wrong later) about how Nintendo will probably do horribly and should do some major changes within the company.



* ThreePlusTwo: The Consolers can be considered this, you have Nintendo, Sega and Microsoft, plus the two past "big" Consolers: Sega and Atari. Though it's really more of a Three Plus One Plus Oh, That One Too.

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* ThreePlusTwo: The Consolers can be considered this, you have Nintendo, Sega Sony and Microsoft, plus the two past "big" Consolers: Sega and Atari. Though it's really more of a Three Plus One Plus Oh, That One Too.



** The Consolers with each others all the time

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** The Consolers with each others other all the timetime.



* TheUntwist: Namco's headphone-like ear covers... are actually headphones (at least, that's "one of their uses"...)


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Several characters have gone through design changes since the start of the comic:

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Several characters have gone through design changes since the start of the comic:


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** Square Enix's first appearance gave him cyan hair, purple eyes and a slightly different outfit.
** Ubisoft wore a white hoodie instead of his blue and purple one.
** HAL had black hair with pink stripes instead of her current all-pink hair.
** Namco used to wear a blue visor along with his ear coverings.

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