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10:30 AM on 07.24.2012

Penny Arcade On The Rain-Slick 3 getting free DLC

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...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 07.10.2012

Penny Arcade using Kickstarter to fund ad-free site

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 ....

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 06.25.2012

Penny Arcade's Rain Slick 3 now available on Steam

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:15 PM on 06.01.2012

Penny Arcade's Rain Slick Precipice 3 arrives July 10th

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 05.04.2012

PAX Prime 12 is now totally, utterly, completely sold out

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Penny Arcade's Rain-Slick 3 reboots the series photo
Penny Arcade's Rain-Slick 3 reboots the series
by Darren Nakamura

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 short, leaving the rest of the story untold.

Fortunately for Rain-Slick fans, the long awaited continuation of the series was teased at PAX Prime 2011, and was shown in playable form at PAX East 2012. A lot has changed with the switch from Hothead to Zeboyd as the developers, but this long-awaited continuation does not look like it will disappoint.

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8:00 AM on 12.28.2011

Ocean Marketing's PR goof becomes Internet sensation

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...

Jim Sterling



Ocean Marketing: Most unpleasant PR rep in gaming photo
Ocean Marketing: Most unpleasant PR rep in gaming
by Jim Sterling

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 controllers that were due before Christmas, and sent an email to Paul Christoforo after more than a month of silence. 

Christoforo's response was simply "December 17," when asked where the controllers were, by a customer already unhappy he was expected to pay full price for a preorder. When Dave followed this up, he was told the product had not yet shipped from China, before then being told the pre-Christmas delivery was no longer guaranteed. Christoforo became increasingly unprofessional, telling his customer to put on a "big boy hat" and deal with it. When Dave threatened to make the correspondence public, Paul unleashed the fury of the Gods in return.

"LOL Thanks for the Free PR I know the Editor N Chief of Kotaku , IGN , Engadget I’ll be meeting them at CES," he said. "... Send that over to Engadget you look like a complete moron swearing and sending your customer service complaints to a magazine as if they will post it or even pay attention do you think you’re the first or the last what are they going to do demand us to tell you were your shipment is or ask for a refund on your behalf … Really ... Welcome to the Internet?

"Son Im 38 I wwebsite as on the internet when you were a sperm in your daddys balls and before it was the internet, thanks for the welcome to message wurd up.  Grow up you look like a complete child bro. I Don’t have my controller so im gonna cry to the world … Really ?? Hey take that free time and do something more productive. All you had to do was check the like everyone else , people have inquired but you’re the douchiest of them all."

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7:30 PM on 11.15.2011

Penny Arcade is making a Skyward Sword comic

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...

Tony Ponce

3:45 PM on 11.07.2011

Mega64 teaches you how to be a badass

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]

Tony Ponce

8:23 PM on 08.26.2011

Pictures of the crazy PAX show floor

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 ...

Dale North





4:00 PM on 08.26.2011

Penny Arcade game series back from dead

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...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Poker Night at the Inventory photo
Review: Poker Night at the Inventory
by Brian Szabelski

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 Inventory. It’s the second time Telltale’s made a poker title (the other being Telltale Texas Hold ‘Em back in 2005) and generally, poker games don’t usually get the gaming world too excited.

However, Poker Night got a whole lot of press for the fact that it brought four well-known and well-loved characters to the game: Max from the Sam and Max series; the Heavy from Team Fortress 2; Strong Bad of Homestar Runner fame; and Tycho from Penny Arcade, the same comic in which Kenny Rogers appears as Gabe’s guardian of sorts. (See? I told you it worked.) Add in the fact that the game was offering players a chance to unlock five new items for Team Fortress 2 (six if you pre-ordered and got the Poker Visor hat), and it was no surprise that the game would be quite a popular download on Steam.

But does Poker Night live up to the hype and will you be playing it long after you buy it? Your answer might depend on how much of a good thing you can tolerate.

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Telltale announces all-star Poker Night at The Inventory photo
Telltale announces all-star Poker Night at The Inventory
by Nick Chester

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 & Max, they Heavy from Team Fortress, and Homestar Runner's Strong Bad. They're going to -- get this -- play poker. The game features fully-voiced characters, and will used Telltale's dynamic dialogue system as the character trash talk each other, tell stories, and react to the game in progress.

Poker Night at The Inventory
will be available on Steam this fall for both PC and Mac, and will cost $4.99.

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2:41 AM on 09.03.2010

PAX 10: The day before gallery

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."

Dale North

4:20 PM on 08.30.2010

Hudson's Lost in Shadow partners with Child's Play

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 ...

Dale North