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  • Penny Arcade tackles piracy

    Those wacky Penny Arcade guys! Always writing something intelligent about issues that force most gamers to resort to name-calling and cursing! Read More

  • Do a good deed, and get your vintage arcade game on at the same time

    It would seem that the boys from Penny Arcade are in the process of moving their operation into a secret base, where they will continue to take over the world. As a result of that move, they are selling off their Neo-Geo machine to the highest bidder. And hey, the money goes to the Child’s Play charity. Read More

  • Killzone 2 will lead us to freedom!

    Let’s put on our literature analysis hats for this one. Here we have the traditional three-panel Penny-Arcade comic. The allusion to the Exodus should be obvious to most everyone, only the principal characters—Moses and the everyman (slave)—represent something else entirely. Read More

  • Wherein Penny-Arcade illustrates just how bad MacBook Pro overheating really is

    So how hot does your MacBook Pro get? Like, hot hot or just hot? (I have an old MacBook that’s not too bad about that kind of thing.) There’s a delightful message today on Penny-Arcade about how their MacBook Pro, when left to its own devices, becomes extraordinarily hot. Like, otherworldly hot. Read More

  • Review scores-gate: Eidos tells reviewers to hold off on Tomb Raider reviews unless they were positive

    From, obviously, Penny-Arcade Go to Metacritic, which is destroying the video game industry, by the way, and check out the Tomb Raider: Underworld‘s metascore. Right now it’s 78. That’s not good enough, apparently. It’s like this: Eidos, which publishes the game, instructed its PR firm to ask sites to hold off on publishing Underworld reviews before Monday (yesterday)… Read More

  • Contest: Nerdiest gamer wins a nerdy game

    So Penny Arcade just released the second episode of its well-liked Penny Arcade Adventures series. Well, we happen to have a very nice collector’s edition of the first episode sitting around and we thought it might be nice to give away a matching pair to a loyal reader. So what do you have to do to win? Read More

  • Pop Quiz: What are those ports in the Penny Arcade logo?

    Go look (or just raise your eyes a little ^ ). We’ve been discussing it for a while and we just can’t figure out what system those ports in the title bar are from. We’ve crossed a lot of systems off the list and so far Genesis and Atari are the closest. I’m guessing it’s actually just a stylized, fictional port. What do you think? Read More

  • The giving season is upon us again – Child's Play is up and running

    Just as a heads up (for the three or four of you that don’t read Penny Arcade), I thought we should mention that Penny Arcade’s grassroots charity Child’s Play has begun its 2008 drive. Like Gabe says, some of us are in a bit of a money crunch right now, but even a couple bucks will help get a hospital a little closer to getting that extra controller for the game room. Read More

  • PAX 2008: Video of Omegathon final round, plus Gabe vs. Tycho

    [ Time to geek out. I believe if you click “play” above, you’ll be the first people other than those present at PAX to witness this momentous event. A truly epic Excitebike battle. Not only that, but after the victor was celebrated and ushered away to what passes for a green room at PAX, Gabe and Tycho themselves settled down for a… Read More

  • Penny Arcade Expo 2008: We're here!

    Good morning sunshines! It’s day one of PAX ’08, and Devin Coldewey and I are badged up and on the scene. Today’s looking to be a crazy day, with just about every big league name in the gaming industry making an appearance. Bungie, Harmonix, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Rockstar, Valve, EA — the list goes on and on. Then it goes on some more. There’s the PAX… Read More

  • 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’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… Read More

  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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… Read More

  • 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

    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… Read More