Talk:606: Cutting Edge

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Today is early 2013. This comic is right. Greyson (talk) 16:52, 5 March 2013 (UTC) I tested the hypothesis in the last panel by announcing "FREE CAKE!", setting down an empty cake box with "The cake is a lie" written inside it, and running. The results were highly conclusive: memes do not magically revive after five years. 00:43, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

"The title text also points to another flaw in this strategy: multi-player gaming requires other players, so if you play a game five years after everybody else, there's nobody else to play with. It's even worse with online gaming, as the company hosting the online server may have shut it down a long time ago." Unless the game happens to be team fortress 23:06, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

update on Command & Conquer servers

The servers have been shut down in 2014, about five years after this comic was launched, but game enthusiasts managed to run their own servers. So it is still possible to play this game now in 2016. :-) Source: 16:46, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

This explanation should be marked as incomplete, as it totally fails to explain what the heck FREE CAKE! and The Cake is a Lie! are all about—which frankly seems to be almost the only thing that needs explaining at all after you have taken care of the game itself. I KNOW Portal is a game, but I have no idea whatsoever about the cake thing. 11:20, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

According to the Wikipedia page, Portal promises Cake to whomever solves all the puzzles. "Still Alive" is the song played over the end credits. These things should be explained above but aren't. 17:27, 3 July 2018 (UTC)