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Double Shotgun Dude
Posted by News Fetcher on December 02 '09 at 03:45 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Outside of a distaste for his methods (and a truly vile appellation), we weren't very informative on the matter of the DSD. This video, which captures the Double Shotgun Dude in his native environs, should suffice to explain the matter in its entirety. We learned today that the way people are dealing with this kind of opponent is to use the Javelin Glitch, which is just fucking fantastic. The Javelin Glitch (a resolution for which is underway) is truly the ultimate in bullshit, and given the kind of crap they accept in the game proper it's got to be pretty ...

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D&D
Posted by News Fetcher on December 02 '09 at 03:15 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I've got another post for all you DM's out there but before I do that I have a minor PAX announcement. I've been getting a lot of mail about the ECA this morning. The Joystiq article is a good break down of what's going on. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it but in the meantime we've gone ahead and pulled the ECA promotion we were running as a part of PAX registration. If the story changes I'll let you know. So my D&D game last monday was one of the best we've ever had and I wanted ...

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Dragon Age Spoilers Ahoy
Posted by News Fetcher on December 02 '09 at 11:45 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
With the title of the strip as explicit as possible - and this introductory sentence positioned for maximum emphasis - I feel as though we've done our duty. You really should have completed it by now. I have a mewling, perpetually starving human larvae in my charge, fed via a prosthetic nipple, and I managed to complete it; what's your excuse? The strip contains the tale of my ill-use at the hands of a party member, my literal robbery, which struck me as incredibly amusing - something that is only possible in the wooly world of premium expansions and branching ...

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Dragon Age Spoilers Ahoy
Posted by News Fetcher on December 02 '09 at 08:30 AM
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Cyber Monday Update
Posted by News Fetcher on December 01 '09 at 11:00 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I will usually mention new items when they pop up in the store but I try not to make big buy our stuff posts more than once or twice a year. I made my big Cyber Monday post yesterday and forgot to point out the promotion we had going on. So if you hit the store yesterday you were able to take advantage of our buy 2 shirts get a third shirt free deal. As of midnight last night we changed that. If you check it out today you can try our new promotion. A purchase of $50 or more ...

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Witchblades
Posted by News Fetcher on November 30 '09 at 11:30 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
There is a build in Modern Warfare 2 - Tactical Knife, Commando, Marathon, and Lightweight - that we have taken to calling the Witch. They are so called because this nefarious combination results in half-human abominations that can a) run faster than normal, forever, b) fall without damage, and c) teleport to targets killing them instantly. If you're wondering what something like this is doing in a "shooter," whose name ostensibly delineates the standard mode of interaction, well, let us know what you come up with. We're thinking about starting a support group. Looking at the rest of the game, ...

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Cyber Monday!
Posted by News Fetcher on November 30 '09 at 11:00 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Happy Cyber Monday everyone. I'm told that you guys will be buying all kinds of stuff online today. It just so happens that I sell things online. Maybe we can work something out? It's getting colder everyday. Do you have a cozy fleece Merch/fleshreaper hat to keep your warm? Did you enjoy our black and white robot noir comic Automata? Well then why not purchase the shirt? Maybe you preferred the fairy-tale world of the Lookouts. Well we've got you covered. What about Jim Darkmagic i hear you shouting. Don't worry, we've got him too! Need something for the PA ...

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Witchblades
Posted by News Fetcher on November 30 '09 at 09:15 AM
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First Party
Posted by News Fetcher on November 28 '09 at 11:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
We've been talking about First Party for a long time and yesterday the site finally went live. We love making T-shirts and we have no intention of stopping, but not everyone can, or wants to wear T-shirts all the time. Some of you might work in an office during the day or maybe you just want something a little classier in the closet. Honestly First Party isn't going to be for everyone. My guess is that some of you guys are gonna hit the site and scratch your heads. If that's the case it's just not for you and that's ...

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Retales, Part Two
Posted by News Fetcher on November 27 '09 at 02:45 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Here's the second (and final) strip retelling Gabriel's harrowing past as a retail aggressor. I hope the writing process for this strip makes it into the show at some point, or at any rate that it is at the very least revealed, because he lays the whole scenario bare. These dark visions may even bring him here, to the front page, to relate some measure of his crystallized fear. By hour one hundred and thirty-five, Desert Bus had gathered well over a hundred thousand dollars. As in, dollars. Outside of the occasional link - and a donation every now and ...

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Child's Play Update!
Posted by News Fetcher on November 27 '09 at 02:30 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
If my life was a newspaper you could say that these two comics were "ripped from the headlines". I still have flash backs about my time at Toys R Us and Circuit City. I saw grown women get into fist fights over Tickle Me Elmo. I was cursed out on Christmas Eve for not having Holiday Barbie when the stupid thing had been sold out since June, and just like the comic I've been told a million times to "check in the back." It was my job to take the things that were in the back and put them in ...

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Retales, Part Two
Posted by News Fetcher on November 27 '09 at 12:15 AM
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Child's Play Dinner
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '09 at 10:30 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
The Child's Play charity dinner and auction is coming up on December 8th and we only have 45 tickets left. If you'd like to attend you should hit the Child's Play site right away and pick up your tickets. This is always and amazing night and obviously it's for a very good cause. We'll start the evening with some mingling and hours-devours. There will be a silent auction during this phase so you can walk around and bid on all kinds of great stuff. Then we'll move to the dinner and live auction. Tycho and will be your MC's as ...

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Dbus+, Or Jiminy Fucking Cricket
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '09 at 03:45 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
I tend not to reveal my deepest hopes, lest they be stolen from me by the universe. Now, on the cusp of its realization, perhaps I am allowed: I do indulge in the occasional fantasy. Let me show you them. It was my hope that, this year, the Desert Bus crew would be able to top their combined take for their first two years in operation. Five days in, we're only a couple thousand away from that frightful sum. This is shocking, invigorating, et cetera. What is the endgame here, people? A drive in 2013, where you donate a million ...

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Retales, Part One
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '09 at 11:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Gabriel still gets the shivers when entering the Holiday Retail environment, as shellshocked memories begin to leach from his brain. He is gripped by a kind of solidarity with the drudges who stock the infinite shelves, in whose ears splendid carols are warped into the crushed and tenebrous mulch of a funeral march. There's two strips total on this theme, one for today and another for Friday. It's something we could do for weeks if necessary, so numerous are the tales of his abuse at the hands of the consumer, but this should be sufficient for now. There was a ...

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Retales, Part One
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '09 at 10:15 AM
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PA Reality Show!
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '09 at 12:30 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I have exciting news to share! A while back we talked about a reality show based on life here at Penny Arcade. It was just something we kicked around during a podcast but the idea stuck with us. We kept getting mail from people saying that this was actually something they'd be interested in. Eventually we decided to partner with 2 Player Productions and actually do it. So now we have camera guys here in the office filming us make strips, play game and eat lunch. They also followed us around during PAX and they will be at the CP ...

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Delicioso
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '09 at 11:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
In the same way that professional skateboarders can approach Tony Hawk Ride and extract something resembling a game, people who are Italian are in a position to discern the dialogue and plot of Assassin's Creed II without resorting to deep menus or taking copious notes. This is what something like ninety percent of the game sounds like to a non-speaker: an amalgamation of intercepted food court communiques. Because Modern Warfare 2 is "controversial," for a variety of reasons, the only manner in which serious writers may refer to it is by analyzing "that level" or by raising one's voice in ...

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Delicioso
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '09 at 10:30 AM
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Child's Play & Dbus
Posted by News Fetcher on November 21 '09 at 08:15 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
The exact total is$542,107.01 - a jump of just over eighty-six thousand over last week's figure. We'll take it, certainly. But I warn you: my palm is poised over the knob labeled Stirring Rhetoric. I can crank this mode like you would not believe. Act Accordingly. Desert Bus 2009 is currently underway, and even though they've got over twenty-five thousand in donations and a mind-shredding one hundred and tenhoursof that awful thing to play, they pegged it at over seventy thousand last year - so we've got some work to do. I did mine earlier, swinging ...

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