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Here They Are - Your PAX 10!

We always offer a space for especially for indies with the PAX 10 - our cadre of experts selects their favorites from the submitted titles, and the chosen games get free booth space at the show.  We’re proud to announce the list!  Here is the link to the official page, but they are also right here!  Use whichever links you want.  They all go to the same places!

Antihero by Tim Conkling
Celeste by Matt Makes Games Inc.
Cosmo’s Quickstop by Big Sir Games
Keyboard Sports by Triband
No Heroes Here by Mad Mimic Interactive
Ship It by Think On Labs (First VR Game in the PAX 10!)
Shoot Shoot Mega Pack by Actual Humans
Tiny Bubbles by Pine Street Codeworks
Wandersong by Dumb and Fat Games
West of Loathing by Asymmetric

Congratulations, all!


Tycho / 2 days ago

I have been left completely and entirely alone, abandoned by my Mork, such that he left me with four or so .jpegs and flew away.  Mechanically assisted, obviously.  He didn’t just “throw himself at the ground and miss.”

He was telling me about an Adult Summer Camp, of which there are apparently several, and like so much else that a normal person would do it turns out I don’t have the receptors for it.  So many bedrock concepts that get absorbed in an ambient want by other people, simply… inhaled somehow just accrue on the skin.  Accrue, and ultimately calcify.

I wasn’t good at this when I was a kid, and I’d be even worse at it now.  Even talking about the concept of an Adult Summer Camp sent both of us into terrifying spelunks into our respective larval stages.

In a three strip arc of profound (too) honesty, we will reveal all.

Also!  Come play Ping Pong with us this weekend and test your skills in our inflatable obstacle course among other good times oriented endeavors!!!

(CW)TB out. 

Tycho / 3 days ago

PAX South Badges Are Available!

I like all the PAX shows, but PAX South is one of the shows where people bring me beef jerky so it definitely earns a few extra points.  I eat pounds and pounds of jerky at night in bed while I watch The Town with Ben Affleck.  It’s an incredible convention, on and off the showfloor.

Last year also saw the debut of Acquisitions Incorporated there, live on stage - it’s tradition, now, and I can’t wait to bring it back there.  It’s funny, there wasn’t even a “C” Team yet.  My life moves fast and is very strange.  Anyway!  Tickets just went on sale, and South still offers that sweet, sweet 3-Day Pass.

Like the last couple shows, there’s some exclusives you can snag at checkout - Lidija and the Designers have been having some fun with it this time around.  Take a look:

Our Sockstravaganza!

Durable Coasters!

The Orange variant of our cool dice sets from Level Up Dice!

I got a couple PAXes to do before this one, but I’m already dreaming of PAX South, and the beef harvest that accompanies it.


Tycho / 4 days ago

Destiny 2 is - I don’t think this is a spoiler, because it’s the whole point of the game - the part where the hero drags themselves up out of the Underworld.  I suspect you won’t drag yourself up for very long; optimally, the buttons on your controller do things in a game, though there are some notable iconoclasts.

I got into it so late, compared to most of the people I know; I got in when the getting was very, very good, with the House of Wolves DLC.  I made partner - whatever the Destiny equivalent is, I guess I was Raid Ready - in what felt like twenty minutes.  The first time I ever did Vault on Hard I got Aspect of Glass, which is the only thing I wanted anyway.  I’m like those people who play Oblivion or Skyrim and fill all the shelves with books, except it’s Destiny and Spaceships.  I’m also the person who plays Oblivion or Skyrim, gets a house, and then fills all the shelves with books.

Either way: losing your light seems like something you’d see a commercial about, one where there a lot of slo-mo cuts about halfway through where people do “normal things.”

Hey!  We’re still trying to fill out some Ping-Pong brackets for this weekend’s Child’s Play Summer Faire, which will be rad and fun and you should go.  We’ve got levels of competition going so you don’t have to face Soviet Twin Supersoldiers.  Unless you want to - we’ve got tourneys for Kids, Garage, and Hardcore, along with tons of other non-pong diversions and trucks whose only purpose is to provide food.  Come out and see us!

(CW)TB out. 

Tycho / 1 week ago

Having made a reality show myself, I’m aware that they don’t project an authentic truth necessarily.  You can change quite a bit about how something is perceived when you alter all the context that surrounds it, or do things in a different order.  For example: I didn’t come up with the idea that contestants in Strip Search should pin up their winning comics until, I think, the third Artist Battle.  So, we just filmed them doing that as though it had always been done.  We wove lies into a kind of textile.  Your brain just sort of fills in the mortar.

I legitimately don’t know what to make of Fixer Upper, though.  I don’t hate the show.  I think I might like the show; they have made it for me to like, and I am nothing if not polite.  I just don’t know what to think about this family.  Is it a single subterranean organism, with a projecting series of grinning, fleshy limbs that only look like people?  I’m pretty sure I like my family, but when I look at them I don’t get so happy that my face catches on fire.

Our last sponsored stream for Gigantic starts today at 2:00pm PDT, situated on our tender channel.  Like before, they gave us a heap o’ Founder’s Packs and we’re gonna give ‘em away for a couple hours.

We’ve had wizened-ass back-end platform sorcerer Alex in here, we’ve had Game Designer Henry Martinez and Environment Artist Tomas Gomez in here, and today we have another savory treat: Visual Designer Levin Sadsad, who used to work with us here at Penny Arcade and is super rad, and Lexxy Douglass, who does amazing art over there at Motiga but she is also the same Lexxy Douglass who you might remember from Strip Search!  Basically, we’ve known them forever, and we’re gonna pick their brains about some Gigantic topics.  We might also discuss their videogame.  We’re gonna play the whole thing by ear.

(CW)TB out.

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