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Magic: The Gathering Tactics
Posted by News Fetcher on November 03 '09 at 01:45 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Historically, we've had a strange relationship with SOE's John Smedley - though I think it's more or less reached equilibrium now. We received a press release for a new game he's catalyzed over there, namely Magic: The Gathering Tactics, but since we don't run press releases there's no place for that. This being established, I think a lot of their work out of their Tucson and Denver studios is woefully underappreciated, and I want to show some support. I gave him a call yesterday to see if I could find anything out, and while I don't know if I succeeded ...

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Some things
Posted by News Fetcher on November 02 '09 at 10:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
-My D&D campaign is featured over on the Obsidian Portal site this month. You can check out a little interview with me as well as take a look at a bunch of info from my campaign. If you are not familiar with it, Obsidian Portal is a site full of tools to let you build and manage campaign websites for tabletop games like D&D. The basic stuff is free but they also have a pay option that has a few more features. They call this their ascendant level service and they have been kind enough to give me a coupon ...

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Assertion Twelve
Posted by News Fetcher on November 02 '09 at 10:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Gabriel brought to my attention a post in a dungeonmastering board he reads, which detailed the circumlocutions some people go through trying to square their plans for a vibrant scenario and the Received Wisdom of official campaign materials. It might be because we think of every event, action, sentence, or phrase as something to pervert for our use, but I was made genuinely distraught by the notion that those books - which are suggestions, at best - would conspire to dilute your joy. Those things are tools, and what's more they're your tools, which means that they serve you. Our ...

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Assertion Twelve
Posted by News Fetcher on November 02 '09 at 09:30 AM


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Kick our ass at Tekken 6!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 30 '09 at 11:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Tycho and I will be playing Tekken 6 this Sunday Nov. 1st as a part of the Xbox Live Game with Fame thing. You can get all the details over on the Microsoft community calendar site. You'll need to send a friend request to Tekken6Tycho or Tekken6Gabe and then be ready to kick our ass Sunday night at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern time. And yes the rumors are true, I can do a three hit combo with Paul. That's like three hits...in a row. -Gabe out

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In The Seventh House
Posted by News Fetcher on October 30 '09 at 10:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Gabriel installed Windows 7 yesterday on his powerful new laptop, claiming that it "just works," which is a two-word phrase we typically associate with their competitors. He says it is "better," but saying that something is better than Vista is (as a statement) virtually content free. Vista turned a good machine, one capable of running all the latest software, into a reeking shitbox. To see a thing of beauty annihilated thus was genuinely traumatic, and sufficient to make me question the depth of my commitment to the platform in general - particularly when there are many valid routes to personal ...

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Ratchet and Clank is so good
Posted by News Fetcher on October 30 '09 at 09:15 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Tycho said he hasn't been playing Ratchet and Clank, but I sure as hell have. I've been putting a few hours into it every night this week and I love it. Obviously at this point in the series the platforming and combat mechanics have been polished to perfection. The character designs and animation are still inspirational. Once again the story is fun as well as funny. My favorite part of the game though, is the new time puzzles they've introduced with clank. If you've played the demo then you'll know what I'm talking about. Basically these challenges have you creating ...

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In The Seventh House
Posted by News Fetcher on October 30 '09 at 09:00 AM


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Twisp & Catsby In: The Visitation
Posted by News Fetcher on October 28 '09 at 11:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
It seemed like it was about time for some Twisp and Catsby, which we hope is welcome. We wondered how the season might be interpreted in their strange realm, and now we have some measure of understanding. The site's built-in comic viewer is insufficient to contain the image as created, and though it carries a facsimile of the work, you can find the authentic, absolute version here. The only time playing videogames seems remotely like work is when the industry insists on its annual holiday death march, and since I try my best to avoid responsibility of any kind, I ...

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Larger version of the strip
Posted by News Fetcher on October 28 '09 at 11:00 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
You can get a much larger version of today's comic right here, if that's the sort of thing you are into. -Gabe out

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A Larger Version
Posted by News Fetcher on October 28 '09 at 09:15 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
is available here. (CW)TB

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Twisp & Catsby In: The Visitation
Posted by News Fetcher on October 28 '09 at 09:15 AM


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PAX East (And Assorted Etcetera)
Posted by News Fetcher on October 27 '09 at 09:45 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
We opened up preregistration for PAX East last week! Occupying the chronospan March 26-28th, day tickets will run you $25, while the three-day pass goes for $45. What an incredible value! Two new shirts just went up as well: Automata, and Lookouts. In a strange experiment, we've got kids' sizes for the Lookouts shirt, in case you want your progeny to wear a garment emblazoned with dark portents they don't entirely understand. (CW)TB

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Babicide
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 10:30 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Dante's Inferno apparently sports an achievement called "Bad Nanny," so called because in order to secure this achievement one must murder ten million babies. Or some other number of babies. Honestly, I don't know how many babies you have to murder in order to get those points, but it seems to me that the number is not the focus here so much as the babies themselves. And the killing. My cohort's perspective is, as always, unique. I've read so many posts of such a batshit, bugfuck nature about this Modern Warfare Server Thing that it's hard to know where to ...

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Babicide
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 08:45 AM


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Babicide
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 01:02 AM


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Two things
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 01:02 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
The last page of our Dragon Age comic is now online. The comic has sparked a bit of a debate in the official forums. Some people think we have miss-represented the Templars and they aren't happy. They don't like that we've made the Templars out to be "bad guys". All I can say is that the the word of Dragon Age is not as black and white as a lot of people in that thread seem to think. Also did you here about our fucking incredible Katamari contest? -Gabe out

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Twilight Of The Clans
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 01:02 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Everywhere the discussion takes hold, the conversation surrounding Infinity Ward's decision to forego dedicated servers is an absolute fuckfest. I understand why it would enrage that contingent. It's an aggressive assertion that the universe is not as they claim. On Four Zero Two, Robert Bowling's clearing house for Infinity Ward PR, the thread quickly reached one hundred and nineteen pages. The petition at the core of the conversation, entitled "Dedicated Servers for CoD:MW2," has (at the time of this writing) reached 143,991 signatures. To read such lamentations, you'd get the impression that PC gamers still think they are the focus ...

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Twilight Of The Clans
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 01:02 AM


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A list of things
Posted by News Fetcher on October 26 '09 at 01:02 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Check it out, it's a list! -The Fruit Fucker made his prime-time television debut last Monday. Our friend Wil Wheaton was on Big Bang Theory sporting the FF shirt. I'd love to know what he told people when they asked him what was on his shirt. I'm guessing it wasn't "a fruit rapist." -I am a convicted gadget fiend. I watch un-boxing videos and drool over spy photos of cell phones. So yeah, I want a nook pretty bad. -A while ago we went out to speak at the ETC in Pittsburgh. After our talk we got to walk around ...

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