Heh, video game characters... I'm half-tempted to suggest Mortimer McMire and Billy Blaze (oops, too late!), but that's just because they're the first grade school age characters I can think of. Eight years old, both of them. The comic has more than enough boy geniuses, though, and I doubt anyone remembers game characters such as they. The Commander Keen games came out in... what, 1990? 1991? I know that Commander Keen 7 was slated for Christmas 1992, before the project was canned because id wanted to focus on their popular first-person shooters, like Doom and Quake, more than sidescrollers like Commander Keen and Biomenace.
Jeez, has it really been almost fifteen years since the games came out? Feels like just a year or so ago... 9_9
The Eight Year Old With The 315 IQ