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Strip by: manyhills
Title: VIDEO GAMES EXPLAINED with T. Rex
T-Rex: Today: technology trees!
T-Rex: A tech tree is a way of modelling scientific development!
Dromiceiomimus: For example, you might force a player to discover fire -
Dromiceiomimus: - before they can invent space travel and video games.
T-Rex: Whoa! NOW we're talking!
Utahraptor: Doesn't this all feel a bit 'Whig history' to you, T-Rex?
T-Rex: What do you mean?
Utahraptor: I dunno. It just sounds like you have Ugg in a cave saying, "Ugg better hurry up and develop wheel so T-Rex can have PS5 on time."
T-Rex: Nice one, Ugg!
T-Rex: But it looks like you dropped the ball on precursor technologies to Cyberpunk 2077!
Ugg: Ugg doing Ugg's best
The author writes:
Wikipedia says you should call them "technology directed acyclic graphs".
It's becoming apparent that my characterisation for T-Rex chiefly involves putting exclamation marks at the end of all his sentences.