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The Fire
Posted by News Fetcher on August 01 '11 at 10:45 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
I’ve made no secret of my struggles to integrate the Nintendo 3DS into the contours of an entire life. The machine is literally my son’s Pokedex - that’s all it gets used for. It’s very good at being that; I don’t want to seem like that’s nothing. But, considering the lineage, it’s starting to look like the blanged-out wastrel heir of a once great house.

We could say that they cut the price of the device, or that they are cutting it, when what they have done in actual fact is to butcher it, hacking madly until the blade meets the board. The cut is comically large, verging on the bulbous. It doesn’t look strategic; it looks like they’re throwing treasure overboard in an attempt to keep the ship above water. Maybe they've got a "media story" that makes all of this look like a real plan, but who knows. Their online store is a nightmare: it’s like the nightmare an actual online store would have, it’s like if an online store were looking into a mirror while its fucking face melted away and the only thing that could staunch this horror was the eventual liquefaction of its optic nerve.

I honestly don’t know what it means for the Vita - it depends largely on why you think the 3DS is having trouble. Certainly, games on the Vita look more expensive than their 3DS counterparts, and we can be confident that there’ll be a premium attached. The reality for me is that even as a “gamer,” an enthusiast, a true adherent, my phone is enough even on a trip. Period. The premium cache associated with Portability capital-P has been obliterated, being portable is insufficient as a motivator when I have multipurpose computational sliver perpetually en pocké.

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The Fire
Posted by News Fetcher on July 31 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Gabeart Show
Posted by News Fetcher on July 29 '11 at 12:30 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
We’ve posted another of my live drawing sessions on PATV. We listened to the feedback we got last time and now you can watch it in real time or sped up. You can check out wither version right here.



I’ve switched from Ustream to JustinTV for these streams. I’m able to deliver a much higher res stream and I have control over if/when you see ads. If you’re interested in catching one of these shows live you should follow me on twitter. I don’t do them on any real schedule but most of the time they’ll be around 1:00pm pacific time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’ll always announce a show via my twitter a few hours before I start though.

-Gabe out

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Accountability
Posted by News Fetcher on July 29 '11 at 10:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
The nasty bit about Summer of Arcade is its density; I’m in no way finished with Bastion, and now they want me to play Lord for some nomadic dudesmen. They aren’t finished with their claims on my time, either, with stuff from Signal Studios waiting in the wings and Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die(!) outside the blast radius of the promotion yet still colonizing my forebrain. I understand being able to purchase them all, like they want you to, but play them? Who can do this? Goro?

I don’t think that absolutely every game has to be co-operative, but it would help; as I am absolutely certain I’ve told you before, having to decide between being social and being solitary creates psychological jitter. That is to say, I wobble; I become a creature of superposition, and I never really coalesce. I’m as likely to watch Farscape reruns or edgy Korean thrillers a I am to play a game at that point. But I will sometimes stop playing a game because I would enjoy it more cooperatively, that is to say, I would enjoy it more as a game which does not exist.

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Accountability
Posted by News Fetcher on July 28 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Live Drawing
Posted by News Fetcher on July 28 '11 at 10:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Watch live video from Penny Arcade on www.justin.tv

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The Pondiferous
Posted by News Fetcher on July 26 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Live Streaming
Posted by News Fetcher on July 26 '11 at 10:15 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Watch live video from Penny Arcade on www.justin.tv

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Comic Con Panel
Posted by News Fetcher on July 26 '11 at 09:15 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Another Comic Con has come and gone. I think that makes ten years in a row for us now. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and bought some stuff or just said hi. We did a Q&A panel this year on Saturday night and it turns out it was recorded by Gamespot. The camera work is a bit crazy but if you want to check it out you can do so right here.
-Gabe out

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The New Shit
Posted by News Fetcher on July 25 '11 at 09:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
I am not very good at social networking.

Twitter is the extent of the phenomenon that I’ve been able to integrate, and badly. I’d like to say that it’s because I’m simply too old, but my mom Books Face like a motherfucker, and she’s the crone of the Triple Goddess. I’ve got an overgrown Facebook profile somewhere that I’ve forgotten the password to, every now and then I get a tiny squeak from the service which suggests that I am letting people down, to which I mentally reply yes, obviously. That is my thing.

The problem is that the games on Facebook are now at the level of what I would call, well, &ldquo;games&rdquo; (to coin a phrase). I like those, and they’re being made by more and more of the people I actually care about, so I’m stuck. STUCK. I don’t want to go where everybody knows my name, in direct contradiction of the ancient wisdom. I want to go where I am the only person there.

For reasons which explicate themselves, as a thirty five year old man I don’t spend a lot of time with young women half my age. The only context where this kind of thing has even a remote glimpse of propriety is when a person matching this description comes to the booth, and I sit behind the booth. There is an alteration beyond known mathematics to the ratios of people coming to see us now, to the point that it’s rapidly approaching women at fifty percent, many of them from the generation of geeks that will inherit our enterprise.

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The New Shit
Posted by News Fetcher on July 24 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Annservice, Part Four
Posted by News Fetcher on July 21 '11 at 11:30 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Now you know why the series is called Annservice. I begged Gabriel to end the series this way, because I felt confident it would be awesome, even though it’s a fairly naked supplication of the reader somewhat outside the Gag Strip Milieu. I especially appreciate him letting me have Panel 3, particularly since he isn’t a fan in the least and may even be the opposite of a fan. Usually that term would mean something like &ldquo;opponent,&rdquo; but in this case I think it clearly means villain.

I had half a mind to bring my Xbox down to the show, just to play more Bastion.

I love everything about Narrators, even the unreliable ones, and the game’s exquisite use of this trick - and the gifted actor they’ve slotted in the role - is a Wow Device with the Captivator set at maximum. His voice is like wrapping yourself in a quilt straight from the dryer. There is much to like about the game; just on the edge of too clever, it’s got sentiment without going twee. Eloquent, demonstrative art. On a primal level, it have nice playings; it fun to hit beast. At the end of the day, though... that voice. The warmth.

Also, it was written by Greg Kasavin, and you know where I stand on the all-important Kasavin issue.

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Annservice, Part Three
Posted by News Fetcher on July 19 '11 at 11:15 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Tonight is Preview Night at the San Diego Comic Con, a very particular sort of environ, the very moment when the scab is ripped off the show and it begins to suppurate.

It’s actually very strange to sit under those lights as long as we do in there, it is unlike existence in key ways, and they crank the air conditioning up (or, more accurately, down) to cryogenic levels to prepare the hall for its imminent colonization. It’s so cold in there that you literally start grabbing things off of your own shelves and begin wearing them. You experiment with &ldquo;layers&rdquo; not just for the couture factor but also in order to fucking survive.

We will be available for anything you may require this evening at booth 1334, shivering even though we are mummified in our own merchandise, wracked with spasms like fever victims, bound up in dark dreams. Come for the con exclusive merchandise, stay for the lunatic prophecies.

Speaking specifically to the former, Erika’s Gamer Crest design is officially rad, with some Latinasty from Brian to the tune of &ldquo;I Came, I Saw, I Waited.&rdquo; We might have other versions of the shirt at some point, but this one is specific to the show; the superbear in the upper right quadrant establishes its unique role in the SDCC ecosystem.



We also have Kiko’s &ldquo;Keep Calm & Respawn shirt in an alternate color for the show. I don't entirely know what this color is called. I asked Gabriel if it was more &ldquo;merlot&rdquo; than &ldquo;plum,&rdquo; and he pursed his lips. &ldquo;It’s dark red,&rdquo; he said.

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Annservice, Part Two
Posted by News Fetcher on July 17 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Third Rate
Posted by News Fetcher on June 08 '11 at 09:30 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Seeing first-run movies - without slurping them from the Web as a succession of isolated datoids - is something that doesn’t really happens.

When we got in the day before for the Tournament, then, and there was nothing to require our grim attentions, I saw not one but two movies because God Dammit there are movies out, and I’m fi’in to watch up on some of them. I saw Bridesmaids after dinner, a movie which should and must be seen; I saw X-Men: First Class not one hour after we landed. I did not like it, but I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy it. I don’t know if I’ve laughed harder at any time this year.

That sounds churlish, and I ain’t wanna be churlin’. I’m genuinely grateful for any opportunity to feel joy, and if I happen to have found that in the sheltered place between their intentions and their execution, I’m no less obliged. There are many great individual moments, a genuinely well-drawn relationship at the core, and then a lot of &ldquo;what&rdquo; and occasionally some &ldquo;i don’t even.&rdquo;

The writing process for this strip was fraught with peril. When I suggested a character called Hindsight, Gabriel suggested that I was returning to the Hindsight Well; I’m not sure such a well exists. I also suggested a fourth hero, The Visible Man, whose "ability" is that he is incredibly easy to see. Like, really easy. He said no. It is in this way that a great house approaches dissolution.

Trying to seize the tiller on this E3 news has all the danger and excitement of wrestling a firehose to Earth. We are trying to absorb it, even as we rapidly approach saturation, and still we return. I can tell you what I think is most interesting, so far:

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Third Rate
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '11 at 11:15 PM
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Rein It In, Maybe
Posted by News Fetcher on June 05 '11 at 11:15 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Seizing on the incredible density of industry folk just before E3, Jamie constructed the First Annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament. Our policy is essentially to look real hard at the kind of thing an actual charity would do, and then do that, in the same way that wearing daddy's coat makes one indistinguishable from a grown-up.

Gabriel was &ldquo;Varsity&rdquo; in Golf when we were in high school, something I always take great pains to announce, his varsitaity, even though I have no idea what it actually means to be Varsity. I know there is a Junior Varsity, and that theirs is surely a scrabbling and threadbare sort of existence, but that’s it. As for Gabriel: I saw him put the ball in the ball-hole thingy, the cup, at seventy yards once.

It’s a long ways. And the balls they use in this game are incredibly small.

No seventy yard drops yesterday, but there were ridiculous feats and the associated derring-do. Chipped-in &ldquo;birds&rdquo; and putts beyond any reasonable expectations of success were not uncommon. We did not win the tournament, but our clan showed virtue throughout. We were partnered with an elite cadre of golfomancers that I am proud to call brothers: Shieldbearer, Trap Addict, and... Ken, who never got a nickname. Not because he didn’t deserve one. He was just very... I mean, you know. He was just very Ken about everything.

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The New Kid!
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '11 at 01:15 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
If you follow my twitter than you already know the exciting news. If not, then get your ass ready for some exciting news!

Yesterday it was announced that our comic idea &ldquo;The New Kid&rdquo; has been optioned by Paramount with the intention of turning it into an animated feature length movie! I got a lot of questions yesterday via the Twitters and honestly I don’t know much more than that. Here’s what I can say:

-Tycho and I worked very closely with Gary to flesh out the world of the New Kid and develop a movie plot.

-Gary is a friend of ours and a very talented writer. This is not the first time we have trusted him with one of our babies. You might remember that he wrote an amazing Automata storyline not too long ago.

- This does not mean that you will see the New Kid in theatres next summer. Paramount has it now and they will decide if and when to make the movie. Obviously this is a HUGE deal for us and my fingers are crossed that this thing picks up steam right away but you never know. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you guys updated.

-Gabe out

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New Penny Arcade Television
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '11 at 10:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Here is Episode One of young Fehlauer’s Bachelor Ritual. As weekends go, this one ranks pretty high.

(CW)TB

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Now With More Death
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '11 at 10:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
We were tremendous fans of the original Darksiders, and wanted a sequel very much, with the knowledge that we would never get one more or less an assumption. Absorption rates for its gleeful pop-apocalyptic gumbo varied substantially - it had a strange voice and a grab bag of &ldquo;greatest hits&rdquo; type features that were either, again, gleeful or evidence of some worrisome deficit.

Imagine our surprise, the elastic snap of our returned vigor, when we saw there was another one en route. This information was punctuated with a Game Informer cover that (like everything else Joe Mad) is essentially balls-out and fully how-ya-like-me-now. It’s fucking insane, and I authorize you to enjoy it. I’m not entirely sure it can be parodied, but that didn’t stop us from trying.

The CoD Elite thing from Wednesday put me in mind of the Rockstar Pass, which I thought was beyond fascinating and might even be genius. It’s only genius because of where it happened, though: on a box what’s fer playin’ them vidyagames. In any other context, a business model where you offered consumers a volume discount would simply be... well, it would be what happens all days.

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