Another PSM endpage humor piece... This time, the piece shows the aftermath of RESIDENT EVIL 4 losing the magazine's "Game of the Year" award to GOD OF WAR, with RE4's embittered cast drowning their sorrows and grousing about possible reasons why they lost.
Explanatory note: at the time, Chris Slate was the editor-in-chief of PSM, hence the Plagas threat to TP his house. Hi, Chris!
Further note: Never got very far in GOD OF WAR, which seemed like a lot o' fun, but was WAAAAAAY too much of a DEVIL MAY CRY-style "button-masher" for my somewhat fragile drawing hand to tolerate. (Sadly, I can't play any game that requires a great deal of sustained, high-speed button-mashing, so my once-beloved fighting games are likewise off-limits now.)
On the other hand, RE4 may well be my favorite game EVAR, or is at least right up in the top five...
UPDATE: As several people have noted, the line:
"...hideous, parasitic lawyers...if you'll pardon the oxymoron."
...should, of course, read:
"...hideous, parasitic lawyers...if you'll pardon the redundancy."
No idea why/how I made this inexplicable error (I think it even reads "redundancy" in the rough version), but nobody spotted it prior to publication. Well, maybe everyone thought I was trying to kiss up to the (no doubt HUGE) demographic of lawyers who read PSM...