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Gabe / on Fri, Oct 17 2014 at 3:50 pm

PAX Aus Pins!

We’re bringing some great pins with us to PAX Australia at the end of the month. Here’s a look at the Pinny Arcade pins you’ll be able to collect in Melbourne this year!

In addition to these pins we will have the new staff pins, the unique pins for Tycho and I, as well as a few older sets. Can’t wait to get my trade on!

-Gabe out

Gabe / on Fri, Oct 17 2014 at 11:55 am

Kik Fun

I have Kik messenger to chat with my family. Sometimes I get crazy spam messages though. This morning I decided to have a conversation with the the spam bot. I showed it to Tycho and he said I had to post it up here. Click on the image for the big version.

-Gabe out


Tycho / on Fri, Oct 17 2014 at 11:05 am

I have suggested it on a few occasions, but I am something like a consultant(?) on Broodhollow.  This is a sort of ornamental way of saying that I am essentially a fan with access to the creator.  His writhing, newly-hatched larva is, no doubt, a veritable mine of horrors he can fold into his work - but we spent a few hours yesterday fully enunciating the spine of the setting and setting up the most pristine domino configuration to knock down over the course of the next year.  The whiteboard in his office now resembles (if not fully manifests) the “crazy wall” universally embroidered by cult members and psychic children.

I told Gwarb about these works in an effort to instigate some kind of artistic bidding war, and it super didn’t go my way because I am essentially a stenographer.  If he ever finds out about Dragon or whatever I’m fucked.  The ride is over.  I will have to begin writing exclusively as my Fursona (Scotty Spotts, leopard cub/quetzal, blue eyes, slogan: “I’m in the catbird seat!”)

Wasteland was the first game I ever bought with my own money, back on the C64.  Well, the C128, in C64 mode.  This was back when you saved your game directly to the floppy the game was on; I can remember getting myself into the kind of irrevocably fucked situations you find in traditionalist RPGs, thinking I’d basically lost a summer, when I found a recent save on the other side of the disc.  I literally went and hugged my mom.

Wasteland 2 is out now, and for the type of game it is - the videogame equivalent of a fetish, practically speaking - it’s getting crazy love.  I played it enough during beta to know that I wanted to play it “for real,” that is to say, after it had molted and chewed its way out of the sac, its carapace agleam.  Sometimes, I don’t mind early.  Nuclear Throne, an algorithmic action roguelike thing, I can play the shit out of that while its still soft in the middle.  Roguelikes are especially good at being played as in progress works - new content simply appears or is integrated in line, sequenced by the fretting little mind at the heart of it.  Something with a story, or something whose play is defined by vast, meshed, persistent systems doesn’t seem like a good time investment for sane people.

They just dropped a hilariously large changelog for their most recent patch, so dense was its body that I initially thought I was reading a novella about patching.  I had notes for the author, certainly, but there was much to like.  Characterization needed work.  I love seeing it, though; they aren’t running away from it.  You build trust this way.  One more patch, maybe a little work with the shopvac around the edge, and I’m in.

(CW)TB out.

Gabe / on Thu, Oct 16 2014 at 3:02 pm

Halloween Pins!

We have a new Halloween set for this year! Since Halloween’s date is constantly in flux landing on not only different days but even different months each year, it’s hard to get the pin set done at the right time. At least that is what our merchandise manager Brian told me.

So the new set is available for pre-order now and should start shipping in the first week of November .  This set includes a cool selection of spooky new designs. Check out Sexy Nurse Gabe, Mad Scientist Tycho, Bride of Frankenstein Anne and the Deep Crow!

In other pin related news we are also selling some new pin backs. You can get a pack of new colorful backs or the metal locking pins so you never lose a pin again!

-Gabe out

Tycho / on Thu, Oct 16 2014 at 10:31 am

PAX Ticket Contest Winner Person!

Scott Boyce took it, with his “National Anthem Joke.”  I liked a ton of them, but this one spoke to me directly, because I ran out of Australian stuff to talk about down there very quickly.  Congrats, dude.


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