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  • Penny Arcade Expo line-up announced

    Penny Arcade Expo line-up announced

    The folks at Penny Arcade have announced the exhibitors at Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. There will be tournaments, an independent games showcase, and lots of self-referential humor that is easy to get and laugh along with even if you have no interest in gaming. There may even be cake. Click through for the entire list. We’ll be at PAX, incidentally. Read More

  • Penny-Arcade pokes fun at 'outrage' over MGS 4 not getting perfect score from GameTrailers

    Penny-Arcade pokes fun at 'outrage' over MGS 4 not getting perfect score from GameTrailers

    Penny-Arcade’s war against the stupidity of game reviews, and people’s reaction to them, continues. Some folks are outraged, apparently, that Metal Gear Solid 4 only received a 9.3 from GameTrailers, calling the score “appalling.” Penny-Arcade reminds us that, shucks, some things in life are more important, more deserving of the adjective “appalling,” and that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: The dangers of running in first place

    CrunchArcade: The dangers of running in first place

    The Beijing Olympics begin August 8, but just remember what happens to the guy in first place. via fusioned.tumblr.com Read More

  • Spore as a cult (or, the media's strange love for the game)

    [photopress:sporecult.jpg,full,center] All the positive press that Spore is getting hasn’t phased the gentlemen over at Penny-Arcade, who are skeptical of the game’s quality. It “preview[s] well,” they argue. Apparently, the sum total of media coverage of the game is much too much, so, essentially, wake them when the game comes out. Fair enough. The Spore Cult… Read More

  • Penny-Arcade's Div reminds us that iTunes movie rentals is a lot like DIVX

    [photopress:padivx.jpg,full,center] As always, Penny-Arcade flies above all of our stupidity to make a point: what makes the iTunes Rental service so different from DIVX, the failed disc format? That all-mighty, all-knowing Apple is behind it? That it has the support of all the studios? Are you really going to stop downloading movies from the usual places? ::Taps nose:: What Goes Around… Read More

  • Look what happens when you don't log into WoW for a little bit

    Look what happens when you don't log into WoW for a little bit

    Friends, that is what happens when you “quit” games like World of Warcraft only to start playing again a little later. You’ll have left your toon decked out like a Williamsburg hipster-jerk: cloth hat, mail armor, plate bracers, a purple shirt and a monkey for a pet. Don’t let that happen to you. Penny-Arcade Read More

  • Fünde Razor raises over $5K for Child's Play charity

    Fünde Razor raises over $5K for Child's Play charity

    They raffled off these cube things. Some unappreciative jerk won them. Child’s Play, the children’s charity started by the guys over at Penny-Arcade, raised well over $5,000 at last night Fünde Razor events. Held in Denver and New York, Fünde Razor collected $10 per person, thus gaining said persons the right to rock out to Rock Band. I was at the New York event and while I… Read More

  • Win a Weighted Companion Cube TONIGHT at Funde Razor

    Win a Weighted Companion Cube TONIGHT at Funde Razor

    Feeling charitable? In the Denver or New York City areas? Check out the Funde Razor, a fundraising event for Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play yearly charity. Head to the location, buy some drinks, enter a raffle, play some games, and the proceeds go to outfitting sick kids with good stuff while they’re in the hospital. You can’t help but do some good here, and when the prize is… Read More

  • Nintedo's Bars are Bigger Than Microsoft's and Sony's

    Nintedo's Bars are Bigger Than Microsoft's and Sony's

    John may hate the Wii (don’t mind him, he’s just going through a mid-life crisis), but as you can see here, Nintendo’s bars are bigger than the other guys‘ bars. Bigger bars = more gooder. Now, We May Speak [Penny Arcade!] Read More

  • Penny Arcade Weighs in on CES

    Penny Arcade Weighs in on CES

    I’m just going to quote these guys and leave it at that. This is how I felt ALL THE TIME in Vegas. I can only see, oh, two hundred or so flat-panel televisions before I feel confident that they are very flat indeed. It was fun to see the men in the show’s car audio cavern pretend that they weren’t huge dorks and were, in fact, masculine, but that’s all. They seemed to… Read More