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Pennyarcade Game is Out

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:49 pm
by Bennanteno
Pennyarcade Adventures On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is out.  I played the demo and it's awesome!  

Before you start shouting "link plox" or some other nonsense here is the link

http://www.playgreenhouse.com/game/HOTHG-000001-01

On Windows, Mac, and Linux, I might actually buy this.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:11 pm
by Nitewatchman
Awesome!

I'm so buying this next time I have moneys.

<_<

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:05 pm
by youaredoome0
All you need to know about Penny Arcade: http://xkcd.com/50/

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:23 pm
by Rayhawk
youaredoome0 wrote:All you need to know about Penny Arcade: http://xkcd.com/50/

That's a very strange sentiment coming from xkcd, where you need to have studied 300-level courses in math, physics, computer science, or who-knows-what to understand any particular strip.

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:25 pm
by Bonn-o-Tron
Or be like me and laugh at the comics to make yourself feel smart. And then die a little inside....

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:31 am
by Rody
Or, like me, actually understand much of what they talk about.

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:44 am
by youaredoome0
Rody wrote:Or, like me, actually understand much of what they talk about.

Yeah, I get most of the jokes too. But, unlike Penny Arcade, knowing what xkcd is talking about might actually help you get a job. There's more opportunity for people who are experts in advanced mathematics than for people who are experts in video game history.

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:15 am
by Almighty Benny
I love XKCD, I think it's one of the best web comics out there.
By the way, this will be me some day, so look out:
Image

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:50 pm
by IVhorseman
youaredoome0 wrote:But, unlike Penny Arcade, knowing what xkcd is talking about might actually help you get a job.


not necessarily, in this gamer-centered culture.

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:52 am
by Boomer
IVhorseman wrote:
youaredoome0 wrote:But, unlike Penny Arcade, knowing what xkcd is talking about might actually help you get a job.


not necessarily, in this gamer-centered culture.


...I got a job from it...

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:48 am
by Carrnevil9
I enjoyed XKCD until I started noticing reoccuring math themes... and nerd math poetry... Then I began to hate it and read it out of spite for my eyes.  Or rather, I stopped reading it.  You see, I was abused my numbers as a child, and math and I really aren't on speaking terms.  Penny Arcade's Tycho is far more enjoyable for his wordy way of wording simple or deceptively simple concepts.  

The friggin game:
Here's what you need to know: It's funny in a "this is entirely improbable" way.  If you are not aware of H.P. Lovecraft, the Fruit F**ker clockwerk robot, or enjoy RPG/adventure games, you'd be wise to stray from this game, get some culture, and return to enjoy it.  All this being said the game is rather expensive, and with 3 more episodes incoming, expect to shell out $80 for the entire product.

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:29 pm
by IVhorseman
Carrnevil9 wrote:If you are not aware of H.P. Lovecraft, the Fruit F**ker clockwerk robot, or enjoy RPG/adventure games, you'd be wise to stray from this game, get some culture, and return to enjoy it.


i love lovecraft and the fruit fucker! but i disdain RPG games that aren't tabletop. will i be disappointed?

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:50 pm
by Carrnevil9
You will indeed, and the only thing you will have to go on is the humor, which is bountiful.  They did make a large number of "fixes" to RPGs to keep them interesting (HP returns to full after battles, some degree of minigame skill required), But I think your largest problem will be that it's only been released on the Xbox 360 and PC.  No PS3 for you.