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Sagacity
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
The two big stories right now, mainstream gaming ones, are stealth promotional campaigns on Youtube and the Candy Crush Saga saga.

I’m not a frequent enough consumer of Let’s Play style content to even understand the first one, so I’m glad Ben can spend the time figuring that out. I’m in the JPEG business; I get agitated when the pictures start to move, rub my chin, suspect grim sorcery. But it is one thing to offer money, and another thing to take it; I do wonder why we reserve our approbation for the former. But, whatever. It’s hard out there, and not just for pimps. When I thought for even second that I could make a living at this, I sold the entire thing to an evil sorcerer without batting an eye. It’s more than money: it’s an opportunity to live sideways, at an oblique angle to every established social structure. It’s like the “candy” the Queen gives Edmund. He’s not entirely off the hook. But you can’t entirely blame him.
The Candy Crush thing, though, wow. I’d read that Forbes ”>link I put up there, if you haven’t already. Independent of the legal aspects, I don’t like what this kind of shit does to language. I have an aesthetic allegiance to words, and I have a business interest in them also, and neither one is served when people start declaring incredibly vast terms their personal fiefdom.

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Sagacity
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '14 at 11:15 PM
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So many games
Posted by News Fetcher on January 22 '14 at 10:00 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I have too many games and not enough hours in the day right now. What am I playing?

Well I’m pouring the most time into Bravely Default right now. I played the hell out of the demo that dropped a few weeks ago and loved it. I managed to get my hands on a review copy of the final game last weekend and since then I haven’t been able to put it down. There’s a review embargo on the game though so I can’t tell you that it is the best Final Fantasy game I’ve ever played.

oops.

What I can tell you is that you need to play the demo. The great thing about the demo is that it includes special content you won’t find in the full game. So you won’t have to play through the same thing over again which I always hate. Also if you do play the demo you’ll be rewarded for it when you start playing the actual game. Go grab it right now!

I’m also still playing Assassin’s Creed IV and really enjoying it. Generally if I’m playing this I’m also streaming it. I’m essentially playing it with 1200 other people on the couch with me and it’s been really cool. You can hit my Twitch page to follow me and get a notification whenever I turn the stream on.

I made the switch back to an iphone recently after having a Windows phone for about a year. I really liked the OS but I had nothing but trouble with the hardware. I went through three different handsets and all of them ended up failing on me. Eventually I gave up and just bought an iPhone 5c. I have to say that after a year on the Windows phone I had forgotten what the Apple app store looks like. I think I had managed to convince myself that the Windows app store was pretty solid. Jesus Christ was I wrong.

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Commoditized
Posted by News Fetcher on January 21 '14 at 11:15 PM
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Sweet Streams Are Made Of This
Posted by News Fetcher on January 20 '14 at 11:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Today’s comic strip actually came right out of a stream we did last week. I was playing AC and joking with folks in the chat about the shanties. We were all laughing about how a captain might adjust his “playlist”. Tycho and I will be at it again today playing more AC IV. The plan is to start around 2:00pm pacific time.

Watch live video from CWgabriel on www.twitch.tv

-Gabe Out

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iPatch
Posted by News Fetcher on January 19 '14 at 11:15 PM
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Double Stream
Posted by News Fetcher on January 17 '14 at 03:45 PM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
Camera’s on.

Watch live video from CWgabriel on www.twitch.tv

Gabe’s Twitchum or whatever it’s called is right here if you want a taste of the least hot chat available online.

(CW)TB

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Thanks, Lord
Posted by News Fetcher on January 17 '14 at 10:45 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
We’d seen the Kickstarter for Bible Adventures: Call of Abraham mentioned all over, and it reminded us of The Bible Online strip we’d done a ways back. But that was very much in The Far Side vein, single panel type stuff, and I thought there was room to investigate it further. The new game is more of a single player RPG, but we couldn’t leave well enough alone. That’s correct: in our humorous .jpeg, we were less than entirely factual. Call the police.
The pitch is poor; we may accurately call the offer they’ve made of Bible Adventures: Call of Abraham a Kickstopper. I bear ‘em no ill-will. We talked for a very long time in the 4th Panel we filmed for it about the ways in which their whole deal places the Jesus Cart before the Game Horse, and the results are inevitable. It won’t be in a position to deliver its spiritual payload because it either won’t get finished, or because it’s not engaging enough to establish rapport.
Then I read the pitch again, and remembered a bunch of stuff about that context. I grew up in the kind of Christianity these fellows are pitching, so I know some things about it. There are really two philosophies as regards the creation of sanctified cultural product: there are those which are produced to lure the heathen, and provide succor to the faithful. You see that in bands which are “Christian,” but you have to find out after the fact: lyrically, the message is… diffuse.

Stealth Jesus.

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Lookouts Comic Bundle
Posted by News Fetcher on January 17 '14 at 09:30 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Comixology and Cryptozoic have put together an awesome digital exclusive for the Lookouts comic book. This bundle includes all six issues of the Lookouts book plus 50 pages of exclusive content, much of it never before seen. It’s got alternate covers, maps, character sketches and lots more. You can get the entire package for $9.99 over at Comixology right now.





-Gabe out

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Thanks, Lord
Posted by News Fetcher on January 16 '14 at 11:15 PM
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Fleshtown
Posted by News Fetcher on January 15 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
The incentives for kindness in an environment where survival is a function of resources and nobody knows each other are… perhaps they aren’t non-existent, but we can call them “ephemeral” and retain accuracy. Society is a story we have chosen to believe, because the alternative - while readily observable and undeniably true - is monstrous. And if you would like to see the most ancient human narrative played out in a kind of disemvoweled hyper-efficiency, I urge you to install and play Rust.
You can play DayZ and acquire some of this foundational knowledge, also. Videos which contain this information are readily available. But, again: Rust scours away the basics. It makes you look right at it. Perhaps nine times out of ten, not killing someone is synonymous with killing yourself. With a rock. To the head.
There are some established physical structures in Rust, remnants of some kind, dayzeevian warehouses and whatnot with crates that may or may not include shrapnel of various kinds from a previous civilization. One of the more illuminating experiences was finding a pistol in one of these boxes, and watching the waveforms it gave off careen around the space.
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A Stream Come True
Posted by News Fetcher on January 15 '14 at 09:45 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
On Monday I played some AC IV here at the office and streamed it from the PS4 out in the lobby. Tycho ended up joining me and as I played a few other folks from the office stopped by to watch and chat. It was a lot of fun and I’m gonna go ahead and do the same thing again today. I’ll start playing around 1:00 pm pacific today and you can watch right here:

Watch live video from CWgabriel on www.twitch.tv

You can go to my Twitch channel if you want to join in the chat. You can also “follow” me from there if you want to get a notification whenever I start up a stream.

-Gabe out

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Fleshtown
Posted by News Fetcher on January 15 '14 at 12:15 AM
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Valentine’s Day Pin!
Posted by News Fetcher on January 13 '14 at 04:00 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Here’s a sneak peek at the next Pinny Arcade pin release. This is our Valentine’s Day pin and should go on sale towards the end of this month!



-Gabe out

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Low Self Estream
Posted by News Fetcher on January 13 '14 at 01:30 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I’m gonna do an afternoon stream today from the PA office. I’ll be playing some AC IV. I’ll probably start around 2:00pm pacific and you can watch it right here:

Watch live video from CWgabriel on www.twitch.tv

Also I believe I have fixed it so the volume is off by default when the stream starts here on the site. I had a few people complain about forgetting they had the PA page open and then hearing gunfire and explosions. Let me know if it worked.

-Gabe out

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Three things
Posted by News Fetcher on January 13 '14 at 09:45 AM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
Thanks to everyone who showed up to play games with me over at Snapdoodle on Saturday. I ended up playing about five or six games of Forbidden Desert with a different group of people each time. I got to talk and trade pins with a bunch of folks and overall I’d say the night was a huge success. A few people asked if it was something I’d be doing again and I think I probably will. Also thanks to Snapdoodle for hosting us. They are a small store and we sort of took over the place. I saw people sitting on the little stools playing games on tables meant for toddlers. Everyone I talked to had fun though and I know the Snapdoodle folks were really happy with the whole thing.



I tried Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and loved the first bit but lost interest when it switched from being about Pirates to working at a software company. Normally that would be it for me but I decided to give it another try when I got sick last week. I pushed through the Abstergo stuff which I found crazy boring and then got back to being a pirate. I really like the ship to ship combat and I have to say I’m glad I gave it another try. I’ve played 16 hours now and I’m about 25% through the game. I’ve had to play through one more of those Abstergo sequences but for the most part I’m just sailing around it my pirate ship killing dudes and having awesome pirate adventures. I don’t normally give games a second chance but I’m really glad I did in this case.

Finally if you want to see an uncensored version of today’s comic strip…you’re a sicko. I can hook you up though. Click here to see Gabe’s cartoon ding-dong.

-Gabe out

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The Beast WIthin
Posted by News Fetcher on January 12 '14 at 11:15 PM
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Palantir
Posted by News Fetcher on January 10 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade:
They didn’t actually cancel HBO, Game of Thrones is almost back on. But if you were carrying a sub to HBO specifically to watch people fuck in plate mail, it’s an itch you could almost certainly scratch via these streams.
It’s true, though, that a percentage of the traditional television watchings at Chez Krahulique have been absorbed by this service. You never really know what you’re going to get, and it’s always on the precipice of getting fucking bonkers. People operating digital peepshows where the “payment” for the various “revelations” was a certain level of viewers is, for me, just kinda… huh. Sony has a fairly complex messaging problem here, as they literally have a button on their controller that says “share,” and they can’t stop this without eroding some measure of their thesis. But “Playroom” exposes them to some incredibly fucked cultural blowback. It’s not my brand; I don’t care what they’re doing if everybody is into it, but, uh… I’m not sure they are? All the time?
There are people here at the office, and maybe at your office, or maybe in your house because it’s you, who find the weird reverse surveillance culture thing immensely disturbing for some reason - it just, I don’t know. It tickles their neck. There was a point where the gathered throng was watching people who were watching television, and it sent some signal skittering up the nerve trunk inside my spinal column.
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Palantir
Posted by News Fetcher on January 09 '14 at 11:15 PM
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Game Night!
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '14 at 08:00 PM
By Gabe from Penny Arcade:
I’ll be playing games and trading some pins this Saturday at Snapdoodle toys in Kenmore. Here are the details:

Where:

Snapdoodle Toys in Kenmore

When:

Saturday January 11th from 4pm to 8pm

What’s gonna go down:

Games! I’ll be playing Forbidden Desert for sure but I’m down for anything. Come and play with me or bring some friends and play with them. I’ll have some Pinny Arcade pins for trading as well so bring your pins. Essentially I just want to spend the evening playing games and hanging out with PA readers.

-Gabe out

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