The Hunger (For) Games
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  1. Ryufire

    Grapenuts are back! :P

    • Camtheman16

      I sir am insulted. What makes you think we left?

      • maskedman189

        they never left, they were just king centered

        • Camtheman16

          Hardly, whenever Grape and Peanut leave, we break down for a week, accept it, keep our interest glued on the new arc (Even if it isn’t peanut and grape and (insert other character here)). Then when they they return, we celebrate with a convention where cat and dog lovers go, and we have a huge video game competition. I am in charge of decorating this time ^_^

          • RootsofOrigin

            I have to admit this is true.

          • Chazmeister242

            yusseri…..have to agree

          • The face

            Yes, decorations were fantastic! I loved the streamers.

        • Tynach


    • SilentWolfXIII

      Idk, i think the nut in this strip would have to be the peanut (wow, that was awful. . .)

      • Camtheman16

        What? I thought they were referring to the ship Grapenut (Half grape half peanut)

        • SilentWolfXIII

          Curses, I thought they were referencing the food grapenut

          • Ryufire

            Oh no, not that lol! The name does have meaning! :P

  2. kimo


    • xhunterko


    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      Use clusterbombs wisely!

    • Argent Stonecutter


      • AthiosDvK

        *Boing boing BOOM*

      • rallyjr

        I’d go with the Holy Hand Grenade

      • MKarrow

        SUPER SHEEP!

    • karek

      quick use up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, a, b, a, b!

      • Draven

        The ultimate combo move, only to be used as a last resort.

    • 1boredcanadian

      Ah, video games, truly the route to all memes.

      • Sansash

        A meme to an end? By any meme necessary?

        • Bete Noir

          Why, whatever do you meme?

  3. DaveedW

    I remember me giving others instructions about playing.

    • nyathetexascat

      Everyone has that moment, Chances are Instructor going insane and player go nuts

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        The first is likely to happen before the second.

      • WolfBrother

        this is me when i’m trying to tell others how to play a game correctly….and by correctly i mean MY way or i’m going to take the controller and finish it myself. or take Peanut’s approach, just strangle them until they get it right! XD

  4. The Wolf Kin

    Ugh, backseat gamers. Much worse than backseat drivers.

    • Frank

      I shudder to think what the world would be like if Peanut learned to drive

  5. cheetahwolf


    • Ryufire


      • Alucai Vivorvel

        Peach: “What’s that glowy thing?”
        Samus: “It’s the thing I use to kick. your. butt.

  6. senorpie7

    I never would have guessed peanut is a total backseat gamer :)

  7. xhunterko


    • efhosci


      • SilentWolfXIII


        • The_Peanut

          better yet, CHEAT CODES

          • Frank

            But… but… that’s cheating!

          • 1boredcanadian

            Yes, but they are the best and most fun type of cheating.

          • Draven

            You must beat the game at least once before using cheat codes, so says the gamer manifesto.

  8. IceKitsune

    lol nice title pun there. What game are they playing I wonder?

    • Ryufire

      Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, Packman, Smash Bros? Hm.

      • nyathetexascat

        Supersmash bros brawl for sure!!

        • P0lo

          Animal Crossing

          That stuff gets intense.

        • Frank

          It has to be a single-player, or Peanut would be playing too

      • AthiosDvK

        It’s definitely Portal 1 or 2. Sometimes it gets really intense.

        • AthiosDvK

          And by “guy”, he means the turrets.

          • Unnesessary

            There are no ladders in portal though

          • AthiosDvK

            True. o, -,o

          • 1boredcanadian

            But there are (Jeff) Bridges.

      • River_Dragon


        • Grip the Wolf

          Skyrim isn’t on the Nintendo Wii, though.

        • Tynach

          Skyrim doesn’t have timers like that.
          *refers to “20 second left!”*

        • River_Dragon

          No, but it’s still an awesome game, and one Peanut would like…But, you have a valid point.

      • Damanlyguy

        It could be super smash bros brawl, if you had a required time to complete the level.

        On another note, they could be playing Super Mario Land on virtual console. Some enemies shoot in that game.

        Ya. definitely Super Mario Land

        • Teonnyn

          Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2. Bet it’s one of those.

          • Tynach

            Or they might be playing a classic game from the store thing the Wii has (have not played on the Wii for some time. I think it was referred to a market channel or something).

            I notice they are indeed using the Classic Controller.

    • Valerio

      God of War III

    • Argent Stonecutter


      • MKarrow

        It IS on N64… so it can be played on a (hacked) Wii…
        She could be playing a mission; that would fit perfectly!!

        See ya! *BOOM*

    • gamer35

      Half λ Life? or even Gears of Halo Theft Auto 5. The problem with that game has so much explit and graphic ESRB made a new rating for it.

      (I would list them for Griffins sake but I would get banned for it.)

    • Sansash

      I wish I had a Wii so that I could play what ever game they are playing ;)

    • Jako3334074

      Super Mario Sunshine.

    • Clare

      Definitely Super Mario Galaxy.

    • RegularBird

      Klonoa :U

  9. nyathetexascat

    I know how Peaunt Feels like! I misssed ya peaunt and grape.

  10. Cristian100n

    Iwould want peanut to walk me through games it would awesome!

    • roguebfl

      And that it! that what was on the tip if my tongue, Grape asked for a walk though… dogs go nuts when you say walk!

  11. nyathetexascat

    Just noticed, No arc have been added yet.

    • The Wolf Kin

      Because it’s a one-off strip. An arc title will be added upon the next non-one-off strip.

    • IceKitsune

      Its a one off that Rick usually does in between arcs, most of the time for a week. This is the first set we have had in a while though.

  12. Lophiiformes


    • nyathetexascat

      Is she playing super smash bros brawl?

      • roguebfl

        Um …Pacman

        shesh kids. ;)

        • nyathetexascat

          but there is no jump, shoot and spin in pacman.I guess it is not…

          • Yehoshua

            But there are ghosts and cherries and dots and larger dots which may be considered things and probably the things the Peanut was referring to with so much passion.

            Wow, long sentence.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Donkey Kong?

  13. king4life

    THE THING!!!! THE THING!!!! we must git the thing!!!

  14. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)


    • volkoseba


    • Onemanarmy11

      Oh, look! A big thingy like the other thingy! :D

    • 1boredcanadian

      But what if it just looks like the THING but isn’t the THING?

      • Aeonera

        then the THING is a lie

    • Sansash

      The thing with the thing. You know, that one thing. No, not that thing, the other thing.

  15. cheetahwolf

    so, how many of you guys is like peanut right now in the last panel, but saying “WE MISS YOOOOOU”

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      *raises hand* me! my avatar says it all! xD

      • gamer35

        all I can say to raising hands and pointing at pets is

        *computer moniter hits gamer35 in the face*

    • nyathetexascat

      I missed ya. HP! with out Peaunt and Grape is like chewing Gum without flavour, something with out something.

      • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

        HAHA! Very clever. putting that “thing” in there. *nudge nudge*

  16. Xane

    “It’s blinking! It’s blinking it’s going to disapp…. YOU MISSED IT! GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE!

    • SilentWolfXIII

      Grape!? GGGRRRAAAPPPEEE!!??

      • Crackles

        Metal Grape Solid

        • SilentWolfXIII

          Fuzzy Gear Solid

          • Draven

            Metal gear sandwitch.

          • 1boredcanadian

            Grapes of War?

          • SilentWolfXIII

            A Tale of Two Grapes?
            Rofl, the Grapes of Wrath, mayhaps?

  17. roguebfl

    Alt/title = “Obviously I have failed to convey the importance of the thing”

  18. GrapeFan

    I’ve been craving a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich…

    • cheetahwolf

      YOU MONSTER!!! how can u say that!
      have a gryphon wing

  19. Zaitsev

    This is me and my friends when we got to the underworld area in Dark Souls.

    • SilentWolfXIII

      Really? That’s me in the Lost Izalith. Nothing says “hit the guy” and “jump” like a room full of lava and enormous bipedal monsters

      • Zaitsev

        We had like 4 people over, we beat Quelaag and the Endless Seethe, and we’re greeted with like thirty Taurus demons, it took us 2 and a half hours of screaming and sprinting through waves of old bosses before we realized we went the wrong way…

        • SilentWolfXIII

          Ah, the good times of Dark Souls. . .

  20. reaperofuria

    omg it like when you are playing games with your noob cousin, and you know WAY more about the game than he does, and he insists that you get everything that He wants in it, eventually messing you up…. dem moments

    • Yehoshua

      I hate playing with the family just because of that, same goes for five year older cousin telling me everything I know in Halo.

  21. Sonic Fox

    You get that thing I sent ya?

    • San

      Did you get THAAAAT THING ….. thatIsentya…?

  22. Camtheman16

    This video has some relevance, and explains THE THING(Y)

  23. AuvaAkita

    Haha! Backseat gaming at its finest!!!!

  24. Yehoshua

    GET THE THIIIIIING!!! Get it get it!
    Which one?
    That one!
    I need you to say which one.
    The one I’m looking at!!!
    I’ll just get all of them.

    • Frank

      No! That one makes you lose a bazillion points! Why did you have to get thaaaat?!?!

  25. Ryufire

    What was that THING?!!! o.0

  26. Varaleo

    Forgive me…..

    Falcon Paaaaanch!

    • SilentWolfXIII

      It’s super effective?

      • Varaleo

        Nope it was lacking the power of a smash orb.

    • Ryufire

      Show me your moves!

      • Varaleo

        *grabs his wii mote* THE FIGHT IS ON!

  27. Regvarde


    • RootsofOrigin

      That was a freaky video…

      • Sadistic Rarity

        I had nightmares about that for a WHOLE month. O_O *eye twitches*

  28. Valerio

    Ah, the sweet times when we I went to the Arcades without a penny just to p*ss off the gamer with my wise and hysterical instructions…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Even I’m not old enough for arcade games to have accepted pennies!

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        I don’t think arcade games are even old enough!

      • Caynine

        I think Valerio just meant that they had no coinage what-so-ever, but just went to watch and comment.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Contrariwise, said TweedleArgent, if that’s what he meant then he should have said that!

          • Valerio

            I used that sentence as a catchphrase.
            In Italian, i would’ve said ‘Quando non avevo una Lira’ (when I hadn’t a Lira, which was our national currency before the Euro)
            Next time, I’ll translate it better, sheesh!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No, no, old chap, stay on course, I need the straight men.

  29. Loor

    In my head they’re playing Jak and Daxter, because that’s the first game that comes to mind that has a spin-jump that gives you extra distance/hight while jumping. I know it’s common of many platformers, but still. XP

    • Camtheman16

      And the fact that Grape appears to be playing a Wii kinda makes this not plausible at all.

      • roguebfl

        Looks more like a Nintendo controller to me.

      • Loor

        I know it’s a wii controller, it was just the first thing that came to mind. >.<

  30. Maengun1256


  31. Therolyn

    Brings back some nice memories of childhood :)

    • 1boredcanadian

      Before video game objectives and plots became as complicated as…Inception?

  32. zeroslash


    Also, I really did lol at this one.

  33. SilentWolfXIII

    Backseat gamers are like sunburns: you can try to avoid them all your life but, eventually, you always get one : P

  34. leaffly

    WE MUST GET THE THING!!! Doesn’t matter what we do! WE must have it!

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      We MUST have it! We must HAVE it! We must have IT! xD

  35. RegularBird

    Hahah, I’m like that with my friends when they play games I’ve only tried.

  36. LoneWolf

    I think im addicted to HP…. i lasted one hour before i *HAD* to check this

  37. fox-it

    You got it! You GOT IT! NOOOOO! YOU LOST IT!

    • Tom Flapwell

      And we know how seriously Peanut takes “losing the game.”

  38. notU

    no the other thingy

  39. Sylvis

    Move the thing! No, the other thing! Move it!

  40. RootsofOrigin

    Don’t run too much or you’ll lose stamina!
    *stamina meter depletes*

    • reaperofuria

      reminds me of skyrim when you use all of your stamina and your running away from a frost troll near high hrothgar

  41. P0lo

    Is that how Cerberus got her heads too?

  42. Erikuto

    I used to be like that but i stopped gaming on consoles. Now i got PC :3

    Good to see Grape and Peanut again

    • Alucai Vivorvel

      I play games on console for a multitude of reasons.
      1) I have an HDTV (not a reason b/c I can hook up my PC to it)
      2) I like the feel of a controller as opposed to a mouse and keyboard – and in some cases, like Skyrim, the controller is how it was meant to be played.
      3) Kinect voice controls in games (ie Mass Effect 3)
      4) My computer can’t play games beyond Half Life 2, Mass Effect, or anything beyond 2007
      5) HALO. ‘Nuff said.

      Reason to play on PC:
      1) Logitech X-540s. Great surround sound set I got for $80. Sadly, only works w/PC analog out… :(

  43. Sadistic Rarity

    I wonder what game she’s playing on their Wii, and what exactly is the thing? (The flag, perhaps)

  44. Argent Stonecutter

    Grape’s muzzle seems fatter than usual.

    • Alucai Vivorvel

      Due to this, she looks even more like a guy than usual. o.O
      That is, not like she looks like a guy, ever…
      Peanut, HALP!

    • Crackles

      She needs to lay off the dog biscuits

  45. cesarinthewhitedragon

    I always do that to people who claim to be “experienced” and still do awful in pc games D:

  46. Lahi

    So I guess she’s Grapniss and he’s Pale

  47. Lykaios

    so true… this is what im like watching my mum attempt to play a game

  48. Valerio

    panel 2 FTW

  49. gaboris

    Wait since when am I part of the comic? … Oh wait I’m not. XD
    But seriously I can totally see myself acting like Peanut, but I bet a lot of us feel the same. X3

    • Argent

      I act like that often while watching Let’s Plays of games I’ve already beaten once before.

      The dude playing it is like, “Ok, now where is this thing I’m supposed to find?” and I’m just screaming profanities at my computer monitor because the thing is literally RIGHT FREAKING BEHIND THEM!

      • gaboris

        That’s NOTHING! I usually watch let’s plays on stuff I can’t play(no console or such) and I scream from the top of my lungs cuz some ppl can’t understand if a game says something it’s not just filler, but the thing they should do and they never pay attention and then they wonder why don’t they know what to do… THIS is the reason moder games are forced to lead us by the hand nowadays. :/

  50. Draven

    It’s good to know it’s not only my little brothers who behave this way.

    • gamer35

      why wouldn’t they act like that? I have three brothers. one player, three extreme anoyances. I annoy my brothers about stuff like that too.

  51. Argent Stonecutter

    Simultaneous BSOD-eyes!

  52. WingedwolfGirl

    Grape: Okay, I got the thing! Now what does it do?

    Peanut: Nothing.


    • Argent Stonecutter

      You don’t go for the things that do nothing but give your character a funny hat or different color clothes!

  53. T-Squared


    Doo DOO DOODOO Doo doo doodoo doodoo!


  54. Salenstormwing

    PROTIP: Talk to Everyone. Or was it Shoot the Cyberdemon till it dies? Eh, talk to the all the Cyberdemons till they die.

    • Alucai Vivorvel

      Protip: There are no decent galactic dating services. To have a shot at romance, you have to talk to people.

      My random ME2 tip of the day! Much more relevant to real life than ME3’s tips!

    • 1boredcanadian

      POINTLESS PROTIP: Shoot the zombies till they stop moving.

  55. Lookatmyfakename99

    XD my mom is the same way as peanut

  56. Jjkronos

    Super mario bross wii

  57. Grip the Wolf

    You must retrieve the thing in order to complete a special quest, so that you can retrieve the most powerful weapon in the whole game! GET THE THIIIIIIING!

  58. GameCobra

    Teenage Morphin Plumber Rabbits.
    The Game o_o

  59. Argent

    It’s a thing! And there’s this thing that’s a thing! And the thing’s a thing! But it’s a thing! And there’s the thing over by the thing! Gotta get the thing!

    Moral of the story: I had waaaaay too much Cartoon Network and Dexter’s Lab while growing up.

    • cheetahwolf

      ever see MAD about a movie called the thingy, about a thing,in something, starting the thing.

      • rallyjr

        “Can i guess?”
        “You’re not allowed to”
        ” I’m not allowed to guess?”

  60. Air

    Wow, I’m surprised no one has made a comment about the title.

  61. Salvar

    This is why dogs don’t have thumbs. :P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      But Peanut has thumbs! And he’s a dog! I’ve run rings around you logically!

  62. chefcheiro

    i really wondering what the game they play

  63. James Smith

    Peanut is so much adorable in panel one (im in love)

  64. Tenfey

    This update made me laugh heartily.
    I am also physically unable to watch someone play an video game that I have proficiency in.

  65. Profesor Rod

    The art of backseat gaming :3

  66. crazyBalto

    The game that Grape is playing must be new Super Mario Bros or Metroid, not sure…

  67. rallyjr

    darn backseat gamers, just let us play!

    • cheetahwolf

      but if they’re doing it wrong then watching is boring.
      plus im the expect my young padawan, you must listen

      • rallyjr

        if you start telling me how to play and I’ll go join the dark side, i hear they have cookies

        • cheetahwolf

          rallyji, i am your father and u are my kitten. together we will rule THE THING!

          • rallyjr


          • rallyjr


  68. Bob

    Nobody likes a backseat driver-er gamer…

  69. 1boredcanadian

    Best headset commercial in the world. Just add one more panel that says “BOSE…Trust me you will need these…NOW!”

  70. Bluegh0st

    Definately New Super Mario Bros. It has the spin jump, ladder, shooting enemies, and of course 30 seconds to get the thing. I’m not sure why Peanut isn’t playing with her though…?

    • Bete Noir

      Ah, that would make sense.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Maybe Peanut walked by when Grape was already playing.

      Grape: This is why I don’t play this with you any more!

  71. Jakrummy

    Ahaha, my sister has literally yelled “GET THE THINGY!!” playing a video game once, and granted she’s not a very video game-esque person, so to me it was hilarious.

  72. Blade

    I think there Playen crash bandicoot

    • legendario13


      no shame in losing to the best…

  73. legendario13

    Is that you?

  74. Jim

    Watch out! Hey listen! Hey Listen! Watch out!

    Obviously Peanut hasn’t played that game, grape tough, might have a lot of experience with it.

  75. Chazmeister242

    Why doesn’t she shoot the enemys in the knees??

  76. microbuss

    XD Peanuts a real Gamer Isn’t he? ;-)

  77. kuisbright

    haha, that was me and my brother too x3

  78. Wildey

    Grape: Yes yes, I love you too Peanut, now stop shaking me!

  79. Rico

    Bloody back-seat gamers. *is guilty of doing that too*

  80. Sansash

    Grape looks like she’s in the zone… until the last panel. :)

  81. Bete Noir

    Wait, is Grape playing Castlevania? Because that would explain Peanut’s whacked-out state PLENTY.

  82. spencershot5

    im just like peanut :P crazy and not the smartist SUPPER EMOTIONAL dont qwite get comon sence and presonal space

  83. Z24

    Everyone who says they didn’t do somethign like this is lying.

  84. Ryufire

    Yup, I can see Peanut camping out for the midnight release of the Wii U dragging Grape along with him lol! :P

  85. Firewolf

    Raise your hand if you’ve actually shaken someone before to do something in a video game *raises hand*

    • Lookatmyfakename99

      -raises hand-

    • Crackles

      Now my life feels like so boring since I haven’t done this

    • legendario13

      *raises hand*

    • Ryufire

      *raises hand*

  86. Tegs

    I had more fun reading the comments this time then the comic, well done everyone lol

  87. Frost

    -^.^- you know it’s a good day when someone vibrates a cat lol

  88. xjpwolfx

    Oh Grape….you’d get nowhere with out Peanut’s generous guidance, and the occasional shove in the right direction….and a refreshing strangling for good measure.

  89. Felidae1994

    Sheesh, ol peanut’s gone coo coo.

  90. moon bay moomba

    grape- ack he’s chock *cough* ing me

  91. REB_MAN

    Lol I love how calm Grape is through out this comic as Peanut keeps telling her what to do X3

    • Keldor

      I think it’s called “tuning him out”.

      • REB_MAN

        I now know how my Grandpa doesn’t notice anything when Deadliest Catch is on XD

  92. NumberUnoFan

    Penut reminds me of myself when I was telling my brothers how to play Assassin’s Creed XD

  93. Matt

    Oh god, I’m so guilty of what peanut is doing. XD

  94. Hawkstar

    Your average, everyday, backseat gamer.

  95. 60th birthday ideas

    This article is very interesting and gripping. I like your points of view and how well they are expressed. Your content is well-written. Thank you.