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Gabe / on Fri, Jun 5 2015 at 2:10 am

The Return of PATV!

After a year long break we are finally getting back into producing Penny Arcade video content. We’re not just bringing back the old series though, we’re trying something brand new and honestly way cooler I think.

Our new YouTube channel is going to get three new episodes a week. You’ll be able to watch a new PATV episode every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Here’s how it’s going to break down:

The First 15 with Gabe and Tycho

Join Tycho and I as we sit down and play the first fifteen minutes of a game. This one is pretty straightforward. It’s worth mentioning that Tycho and I don’t get to pick the game. Which means we end up playing stuff that we’d never have chosen ourselves. This has been…interesting.

The DLC Podcast show

If you’ve listened to any of our DLC podcasts you know that they are just recordings of Tycho and I writing a comic strip. Well for the YouTube show we’re taking the podcast and adding video of me actually drawing the strip we’re writing. So now you get the whole package. Hear and watch a strip get made from start to finish.

This slot will be a grab bag of let’s play style shows.

These will all feature a rotating cast of PA staff members. You can expect to see:

Play Date - PA folks pick one of their favorite games and have someone else in the office give it a try.

Livescream - We take the biggest babies in the office and make them play the scariest shit we can find.

You’re Gonna Love It - We find the worst games ever made and then force someone in the office to play them.

So there you go, that’s our new YouTube channel at a glance. I’m really proud of all the shows and I’m excited to finally show them off. Since we’re actually launching the channel today we’re “priming the pump” so to speak. You can hit PATV right now and watch two episodes of the First 15, One brand new DLC Podcast Show, and an episode of Play Date! The schedule I dropped above will start on Monday beginning with episode three of the First 15. So head over to the PATV page and get a feel for what Penny Arcade on YouTube is going to feel like.

It’s also worth mentioning that Club PA members will be getting new episodes of the first 15 and the DLC Show, two weeks early. We keep adding stuff to the Club PA membership like the exclusive comic Tycho mentioned earlier. If you like the stuff we make and you haven’t checked out the Club PA offerings yet you should hit this page and give it a look.

I’m really excited about the new YouTube stuff we’re doing. Go check it out and let us know what you think. Personally, of all the video content we’ve done over the years I feel like this is the most “Penny Arcade” and I’ll tell you why. The First 15 show is really just Penny Arcade comic strips in video form. I didn’t really understand this until I watched the show. It is literally Gabe and Tycho sitting on a couch playing video games which let’s be honest, is all PA has ever been. I dress it up when I can but that’s all it is. For a while I sort of rejected that idea and I know it’s been thrown at us as an insult.

I don’t see it as an insult anymore.

Friends on a couch playing video games. That’s what PA is. That’s what PATV is now. I hope you have as much fun watching it as we do making it.

-Gabe out

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