Penny Arcade Genius

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Graeme Clark, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. Graeme Clark

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    I saw those controllers on Weds. and laughed so hard I fell out of my office chair....good thing the door to my office was closed.
     
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    Yeah, having a gag like that when it really isn't the point of the strip is genius. Like Zucker-cira-Airplane genius.
     
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    Did ya notice what they're sitting on too? [​IMG]
     
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    Great stuff. Who's behind Penney Arcade?
     
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    Folks, this says it all. Actually I'm not really sure what it says, nor this one.
     
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    My personal favorite:
    Well, he might
    [​IMG]
     
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    I think this one is the best, especially if you ever visit the Gamefaqs message boards. This seems appropiate for this forum.
     
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    I used to not like Penny Arcade, but it's grown on me. It's pretty funny and is able to make jokes about videogames and the industry without sounding too geeky.

    Another videogame-related comic I enjoy is the Hsu and Chan monthly's in EGM.
     
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    This, this, t h e s e, this, this, this. You know...there's too many great ones, you should just browse through the archive if you've never read them.
    And the one in my signature that more people need to read ("M$").
    Penny Arcade is gravy.
    Morgan: Yep, Hsu and Chan is good stuff.
     
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    Penny Arcade started off as being ok, but the last year and a half or so they've been consistently and thoroughly knocking the balls out of the park as far as strips go. They streamlined the content so they're now just brilliantly lampooning hot topics in the video game industry.

    Given the net based structure of the comic, it works very well, since most people are at least slightly familiar with the stories being mocked. Almost certainly the best game-based comic out there.
     
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    Penny Arcade rocks - easily my favorite comic strip. There are WAY too many great ones to list, but one of my favorite recent ones is this one...
     
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    I'd like to say at this point that I was actually pretty horrified when I entered this thread and saw the comic in Graeme's post. Is that a joke about the X-Box controllers? After an entire year? Fortunately I saw the date shortly thereafter and realized this was just an old thread. I'm guessing they made that strip in the brief five-day period in which it was still funny to make fun of the X-Box's size (IT IS VERY LARGE AND HAS FEW REDEEMING MERITS TO SPEAK OF). Still it was a bit unfortunate since I had a rant on the subject all ready to go; consider this post a salvaging operation.
    My $0.02: the strip is okay, but lordy lordy I can't stand the blog. The trailer for Equilibrium is out! We're playing Asheron's Call 2 (actual headline, alas)! Just stick to making fun of your pathetic geek lives, don't make us share in them. [​IMG]
    Ditto on Hsu and Chan. It's only once a month but it's a nice alternative to the whole "we need to do three/five/seven/fifteen comics a week because we're on the Internet" thing, which rarely bodes well for quality. I do one twice a week and it STILL sucks and I'm STILL three weeks behind.
     
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    Some of the posted ones were funny, others incredibly lame, others I don't think I got(the batman spider-man one?). I agree though when Penny Arcade is good it's really good.
     

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