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Gabe / 15 hours ago

Rocket League Got Some PA Goodies!

PAX is just around the corner and the folks over at Rocket League have added some cool Penny Arcade/PAX items to their game!

Hopefully you’ve been watching the Acquisitions Inc. series on YouTube. If not you should catch up on it now because the live game we play at PAX will pick up right where this series leaves off.

If you can’t make it to PAX, the Live game will be presented as a Fathom event this year which means you can watch it live at a movie theater near you. The Twitch stream isn’t going anywhere but there’s something about watching it with a big group of folks and the theater going audience even gets some bonus stuff. So if you can’t get a seat at Benaroya Hall, you should grab some tickets and watch it with nerds near you!

If you have been watching the series then you might like the new shirt we just posted in the store.

Jim Darkmagic, Wizard Cop. Coming to NBC this fall.

Not really, but I wish.

-Gabe out

 

 

Gears of War 4 the watch!

I haven’t had the watch long but it’s already time to defend my title. I plan on practicing by trying to cut Jerry in half with a real chainsaw.

Tycho and I have assembled teams and we will battle in just a couple weeks at PAX!

Also, if you like cool pictures from the Penny Arcade office you should subscribe to the Pamegacorp Instagram that I just linked to. I also have one of my own that I’ve been pretty active on.

After almost 18 years, I still love drawing these jerks. #pennyarcade

A photo posted by Mike Krahulik (@cwgabriel) on

Subscribe to both of them and “Cram that Gram!”

I don’t know if that is actually the Instagram slogan.

It’s probably not.

-Gabe out

 

 

Tycho / 2 days ago

I will buy Deus Ex and play it as soon as I get five fucking minutes to rub together.  I’ve been spinning fucking gold over here on Google Docs and when I say fucking gold I mean bronze at best or even tin but weirdly enough it all takes the same amount of time to make.  Even with that being firmly established, there are a couple things I know about the new one just because I’m a fan.

There comes a time when every Acquisition must end - a Final Incorporation, if you will - and for Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series, that time is now.  Check out this motherfuckin’ finger-steepling motherfucker right here:

As the season went on, the episodes began to swell with narrative power - bursting at the seams and growing in runtime, all leading up to the live game at PAX West.  If you won’t be at the show, Twitch has you, obviously.  But we’re trying something else this time, too, which is beaming the show out to “theaters near you” with a Fathom Event you can attend with your game group.  It’s got bonus interviews, and a free adventure tied into the campaign (!!!) where your crew joins Acquisitions Incorporated.  I expect slash demand a party atmosphere.  I’d bring your pins, if I were you, just in case.

But, the AI: Series Finale is up.  Maybe you want to catch some on YouTube, and some on a Podcast.  There’s a lot out there.  Fuckin’...  go nuts.  Here’s where you can grab heaps of our audio content, for AcqInc and Downloadable Content, our venerable in-house audio excursion, whose newest episode features a dramatic reading from a story out of the microfiction app Hooked.

iTunes AcqInc / PA DLC
Stitcher AcqInc / PA DLC
Overcast AcqInc / PA DLC
Google Play AcqInc / PA DLC

This show may be over, but I’d still gaze into our Subscrorb, because we’ve got other cool shit on there and more about to drop.  As for a second season of Acquisitions Incorporated, it seems like it would be dumb not to do another one, and despite some evidence to the contrary I typically try to avoid doing dumb things.  But what shape?  What shape, what shape.

(CW)TB out.

Tycho / 4 days ago

Mei got buffed to a gleam in a recent patch, and we made a comic that establishes the contours of my opinion on the matter.  I enunciated the same position online, and I got tooken to school on Tweetzor, because my nub was showing and I had to L2P.

I talked once about how I wondered if Melbourne and - how it is properly said - Mael-Byn, the Southron Spire were the same word, or even the same idea.  Overwatch makes me wonder something adjacent; that is to say, it makes me wonder if every warring fiefdom inside that concept is equally Overwatch.

In Competitive Mode, you can’t stack champs.  On console, there are those who have made a pact with a creature that calls itself “XIM” that enables acts of superhuman precision.  Weaponry that targets automagically has different ramifications on console and PC.  These things are all completely independent from player skill.

At the upper tier of player skill, Mei is not viable in the meta.  This is what I’m being told.  I was going to put some quotes in there, but those things are all normal language now.  You would make a sound like that and nobody would bat an eye.  At my tier of play, Mei, actually, hang on.  If I don’t type this sentence out it’s just going to knock around in my head all day.

At my tier of play, know that Mei flexes cryo; I’ve got an icicle in each one of my eyeholes.

I’m not even advocating for the solution proposed in the strip, though clearly that’s the optimal scenario for me.  But down where I am in the muck, changes meant to secure some kind of destiny for her way up in the skill ladder is deeply, deeply bad news for my optic nerve.

(CW)TB out.

PINS!

PARTNER PINS

My God, it’s full of pins!

Warlock, Titan, Hunter and Ghost Pins [Bungie]
Available at the Bungie Booth #439

Deathclaw, Emily, and Dark Brotherhood Pins [Bethesda Softworks]
Available for $10 each at the Bethesda Booth #1102, 1303

Coon and Mysterion Pins [Ubisoft]
Get a photo at the Ubisoft Booth #605 to get a pin. Pins will also be available at the South Park: The Fractured But Whole Panel on Friday, 3:00pm in Wyvern Theatre.

N7 Mass Effect and Mega Man Pins [ThinkGeek]
Available for $10 each at the ThinkGeek Booth #SKY9

Brutal Legend and Hexipal Pins [Double Fine]
Available for $15 each at the Double Fine Booth #106

Claptrap and Balloonicorn Pins [We Love Fine]
Available at the We Love Fine Booth #7411

ToeJam & Earl and Youseeks VR Pins [Adult Swim Games]
“Adult Swim Games: The Arcade (and VR!). We have Rooms 605 & 610 as one contiguous space.
-Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality pin is gotten by playing the demo. Limit to 200 per day.
-ToeJam & Earl pin is gotten by taking a photo with Big Earl on the floor, and playing the demo in our room. Limit to 200 per day.”

Duelyst Lyonar and Duelyst Songhai Crest Pins [Counterplay Games]
Available at the Counterplay Games Booth #6817.

Lymirth and Green Flame Fist Pins [Wizards of the Coast]
“The pins are being given away at the D&D area on the 2nd floor of the Annex. Anyone who plays in an Acquisitions Inc adventure or in a Storm King’s Thunder D&D adventure will get a pin.”

Legion Pin [Blizzard Entertainment]
“Booth #425 to those who demo the game.”

The Behemoth Chicken Foot Pin [The Behemoth]
Available at The Behemoth Booth #1501, 1504, 1513

Owl Bear Pin [Worldbuilders]
Available at Cards Against Humanity

Mafia 223rd Pin [2K Games]
Available at the Mafia III - Creating the Open World of New Bordeaux Panel on Saturday, 1:30pm in Hydra Theatre.

Cthulhu Swim [Kris Straub]
Available at Kris Straub table in Bandland.

Construct Pin [Runic Games]
Available at Perfect World Booth #133.

Thimbleweed Park Pin [Terrible Toybox]
Available at the Terrible Toybox Booth #848 (Indie Megabooth)

Armello Logo Pin [League of Geeks]
Available for $15 (cash only) at the PAX AUS Roadshow Booth #6211.

PAX AUS Roadshow Koala Pin [Surprise Attack Games & League of Geeks]
Available at the Surprise Attack Games Booth #6312.

LRR Tugger Nutts Pin [LoadingReadyRun]
Available at the LoadingReadyRun Table in Bandland.

H1Z1 King of the Kill Pin [Daybreak Game Company]
“Head to the H1Z1: King of the Kill Box of Destiny (4th Floor, S2 Atrium Lobby), strike a winner’s stance on the podium and post your photo to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to include the hashtag #TakeYourShot and tag @H1Z1KotK! Then, be one of the first 500 participants to come to the H1Z1: King of the Kill Twitch Partner Lounge each day (Booth #1909) to play a match and show us your post to claim your official H1Z1: King of the Kill pin.”

STEVe Pin [Dreamsail Games]
“Bring your Steam or PS4 Blade Ballet email receipt to Booth 752 to claim your STEVe Pinny Arcade Pin. Pins will also be given away as prizes during tournaments. Indie Megabooth 752”

Samurai Punk Pin [Samurai Punk]
Available for $15 at the Samurai Punk Booth #6214.

Quincy Pin [Bill Amend]
Available at the Bill Amend Table in Bandland.

Drawful Owl Pin [Jackbox Games]
Available at the Jackbox Stage in the WSCC International Court.

Lovebug Pin [Katie Rice]
Available at the Katie Rice Table in Bandland.

MC Frontalot Final Boss Pin [MC Frontalot]
Available at the MC Frontalot Table in Bandland.

Child’s Play 2016 Pin [Child’s Play Charity]
Available at the Child’s Play Charity Booth #N6 (North Lobby).

SHOW PINS

PAX West 2016 Pin Set
Available at both PAX Merch Booths.

Limited Edition PAX West 2016 Pin
ONLY available at the PAX Merch Lite Booth

Merch 4.0 Pin
Available at both PAX Merch Booths.

TRADE PINS

PA Staff Set 4
Trade with Penny Arcade staff members for their Staff Series 4 pins.

Rage Gabe and Tycho Pins
Trade with Gabe (Mike) and Tycho (Jerry.)

PIN QUEST

Get your Pin Quest here.

-Gabe out




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