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In a question-and-answer session at PAX East today, Penny Arcade founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik got onto the topic of their fantasy IP Thornwatch, which Krahulik has developed into a tabletop game. In an offhand com...
Penny Arcade heads Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkin have announced "PAX South," a brand new expo to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Not many details were given outside of those parameters, but my guess is it'll function jus...
On its 10th anniversary, the gaming-focused charity Child's Play announced it had raised over $20 million dollars during its ten years of drives and events. To celebrate, the organizers of the charity wrote a passionate post ...
You know how badges just went on sale this morning for PAX East 2014? Yeah, the three-day passes are already gone. That's kind of how PAX has been lately; you need to be on your game if you plan on going to the show. The fort...


If you're thinking about attending PAX East in Boston next year, then you'd better be connected to the internet at 12:00pm EDT tomorrow. That's when tickets for the 2014 show in Boston will go on sale and if it's anything lik...
The Xbox One's KIller Instinct has an...interesting pricing structure. It's limited free-to-play, sort of like League of Legends. You can sort of buy it outright though, too. It's a potentially good idea. "The world's most ge...
The final installment of Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness quadrilogy is set to release on June 9. To celebrate the completion of the series that seemed doomed when Hothead dropped it in 2008 af...
Considering that Penny Arcade: On The Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness looked like it would never continue on from the first two episodes, it's with an air of melancholy that the franchise will come to an end with Episode 4. ...
In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future....
Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has had a pretty interesting history. After two semi-successful games and a long hiatus, the third entry in the series was released on mobile platforms, as well as PC and...
In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim...
It looks like two free quest DLC packs weren't the only thing Penny Arcade had up its sleeve, as a surprise free skin pack has just landed for Penny Arcade's On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness. As of this mo...
Penny Arcade sure has been in the spotlight lately. With their recent Kickstarter, their new game, and PAX Prime steadily approaching, don't expect them to fade away anytime soon. In terms of the video game realm, Tycho has s...
One expects a little cynicism from a satirical web comic, but Penny Arcade's new Kickstarter project takes things to a new extreme. The company is asking for $250,000 to remove one advertisement from its site. Not only that ....
The third installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has released for PC. You can snag the retro-inspired RPG from Zeboyd Games, continuing the misadventures of Gabe, Tycho, and f...
The third installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, currently in development by retro-RPG maker Zeboyd Games (Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World), now has a firm date with ...
If you were planning on making the trek to Mecca Seattle this August to attend the PAX Prime expo and haven't yet picked up a pass for the show, you may want to look into some alternate vacation plans. Just over a week after ...
It's difficult to believe that it has been nearly four years since the last game in the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series released. Many were heartbroken to hear that the original plan of four episodes would be cut...
In the hours following Ocean Marketing's public shaming, the unprofessional exploits of Paul Christoforo have become the latest Internet fascination -- so much so that even insurance company Geico has gotten in on the fun.&nb...
Penny Arcade recently published a chain of emails between one of its readers and Ocean Marketing, a company responsible for a range of third party peripherals. The customer, known as Dave, pre-ordered a pair of PS3 controller...
If you visited Penny Arcade today, you would have learned that the boys were tapped by Nintendo to do a special five-page Skyward Sword comic. I've enjoyed Mike Krahulik's artwork as it developed over the years, and I am real...
Ubisoft once again tapped the Mega64 crew for a commercial deal, this time for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. I was a little taken aback by how straight the boys were playing this particular video. Didn't seem to have that ol' Mega64 je ne sais quoi. Then I got to the 1:15 mark and was like, "Oh, okay, there we go!" Mega64: GHOST RECON FUTURE SOLDIER Commercial [YouTube]
The show floor at PAX is absolutely nuts, just like it always is. It's crowded, flashy, fun and sometimes kind of smelly. Still, we're having a great time here.  Luckily they gave us media members time to run around the ...
Some years ago now, Penny Arcade decided to put their piles of smug money where their snarky mouths were and produce a series of episodic role-playing games in a Lovecraft-meets-noir-detective setting. After two episodes...
As a wise man once said, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em." Okay, that was actually Kenny Rogers’ "The Gambler," but it works in regards to Telltale Games’ newest title, Poker Night at the ...
Telltale Games has announced what it's calling "the Citizen Kane of poker games," and it might be right -- Poker Night at The Inventory sounds like the best thing ever. The game will star Penny Arcade's Tycho, Max of Sam &...
The 2010 Penny Arcade Expo has not started yet, but we're all here anyway. Nothing happened today, but we thought we'd share a gallery of pictures taken of nothing happening anyway. Anyway. Here's us running around Seattle, and then later at Gameworks. Excuse the drunk faces and inappropriate poses. More tomorrow. Also, Chad called my flower photography "fu*kin' gay."
Wanna feel good about yourself? Head on over to Hudson's Lost in Shadow page on Facebook and "like" it. Why would that make you feel good? Hudson is donating 10 cents for every new "like" they get on this page to the Child's ...
If you've been a fan of almost anything Telltale Games has ever done (and really you should be) then the teaser trailer above is going to get you pretty darn randy in your nether reasons. The teaser is short and sweet, bu...
Well, there's a bit of a bummer for the first full day of PAX East 10. Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik has confirmed that Penny Arcade Adventures, the episodic RPG starring Tycho and Gabe, has been discontinued as developer Hoth...
Not content with dominating videogame-related web comics and then "reality tv" with Penny Arcade: The Series, the folks at Penny Arcade have launched PATV. Yes, as in "Penny Arcade Television," just in case you're having trou...
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin' is Destructoid's surreal comedy series about videogames and gamer culture. It's pretty good. At this year's Penny Arcade Expo, Ash and I had a panel, and that was fun. During the panel, we got Rey Gut...
PAX has revealed the 20 randomly selected contestants for the Omegathon competition. Over the course of PAX 09, the contestants will be battling it out in six games: ROUND 1: Mario Kart ® WiiROUND 2: Bookworm ® Advent...
The Twitter feed tekkenbob, the official feed for Tekken 6, dropped an interesting twitpic today. Along with a tweet mentioning that he "got a sneak peek at something I can't talk about yet" was the above picture. W...
The generous folks at Penny Arcade have just announced that their scholarship is now open and accepting applications for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Penny Arcade Scholarship was established in 2007 to give a $10,000 rewa...
The Child's Play charity was created by Penny Arcade founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins back in 2003 to combat the negative stereotypes assigned to gamers by the media. Their goal, aside from combating these stereotypes...
New York Comic Con is already the place to be if you have the hots for toys and comics -- but what about games? This year not only will feature Penny Arcade celebs Gabe and Tycho as the featured guests of honor, but also is b...
It's almost that time again. The Child's Play charity hosts a swank auction and dinner event this time of year every year to raise money for the chilluns. The whole thing goes down this year on December 9th at the Washington ...
When Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One was released, I eagerly gobbled it right up. It was brash, absurd and hilarious, exactly the sort of lampooning that I feel many RPGs which tak...
I quite enjoyed the first installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series, my only beef being that it wasn't long enough (but good episodic content never feels long enough). PSN owne...
An online Prince of Persia comic, drawn by the good folks over at Penny Arcade, has gone live today. The Web-based, 32-page comic book will be updated with new pages daily, leading up to the game's December 2 release. At it s...
[video]105968:456[/video]Awesomesode indeed!Hothead games has announced that the Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 2 has gone gold. No release date has been revea...
The boys at Penny Arcade know how to capture both our hearts and our expendable income. After hosting the best open-to-the-public gaming event on the West Coast, it seems a perfect time to showcase some screens from the next ...
[video]101722:256[/video]If you did not attend PAX or the opening keynote last year, you may have heard word of how Penny Arcade rock stars Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik came out on stage -- to the tune of a little song you...
The 2008 Penny Arcade Expo is still a couple of weeks away, but it seems that this event is all anyone can talk about here lately. And who can blame them? It's going to be an exciting event, packed with nerdity, Ghostbusters,...
It's with squeals of delight that I present to you the floor plan for this year's Penny Arcade Expo, set to take place August 29 through August 31. Go look at the calendar ... that's soon! Looking at the map, I have to wonder...
It's all said and done, but you can check out the archived logs after the jump. A few photos from the conference and a snapshot of the exclusive Comic-Con poster are also attached.If you missed it, I'd like to announce that t...
I loved Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness so much that as soon as I finished it, I promptly went back to the title screen and started a second playthrough with hardly a second thought. The type ...
So, Penny Arcade Adventures? We liked it. Quite a bit, actually. However, the price and the game's length (I finished in about 8 hours) were somewhat debated after people plunked down their hard-earned dollars for it. Luckily...
Despite extensive bitching all over the internet that the price of the first chapter of Penny Arcade's new serial title, Penny Arcade Adventures, was too pricey for their pocketbooks, it seems most people got over their crabb...