News Post: PAX Dev Tickets And Infoburst

http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2016/08/26/pax-dev-tickets-and-infoburst

Tycho: PAX Dev still has tickets available, so come get ‘em.  August 31st and September 1st, come learn from and with industry peers at the Westin.  Learn what, you may ask?  We have a full schedule available for your perusal.  Suffice it to say: good stuff. Geoff Zatkin of Experiment 7 and EEDAR is doing the Kickoff this year, and he’s somebody you want to hear.  I’ve never had a conversation with him where I didn’t gain several I.Q. points by the end.  Who knows what you’ll be able to accomplish by the end of his presentation; spontaneous…

News Post: Titanfail

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Tycho: There’s more story in the Tutorial of Titanfall 2 than there was in Titanfall, and I love the personality they’ve brought to the bots themselves.  I really liked the Titanfall 2 test as a generality; I also liked Tribes 2, and Gabriel and I were the only ones.  I suspect that it was a pretty rough weekend over at Respawn. As I was playing it, and liking it, I was also making assumptions about things that weren’t true.  For example, I wasn’t aware that Burn Cards were gone gone.  I read an article where a developer delivers what I would describe as…

News Post: Thornwatch on BoardGameGeek

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Gabe: Thornwatch is so close to finally becoming a real thing. It’s coming together so fast now that it has literally been improving every day for the last couple weeks. We took a prototype to Gencon a few weeks ago and while we were there we sat down and played the game with folks from BoardGameGeek. If you have not had the chance to see Thornwatch at a PAX, this is a really good look at the game: I was also on a panel at GenCon called “Betrayal to Thornwatch” lucky you, that was filmed as well. Mike Selinker ran this panel about Lone Shark Games and their pretty ridiculous…

News Post: Rocket League Got Some PA Goodies!

http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2016/08/25/rocket-league-got-some-pa-goodies

Gabe: 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…

News Post: Gears of War 4 the watch!

http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2016/08/24/gears-of-war-4-the-watch

Gabe: 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. Perhaps the watch will change wrists this #pax. Only time, and a very bloody Gears of War 4 match between Gabe and Tycho will tell. Join us at the show or on stream #forthewatch #gears4 A photo posted by Penny Arcade (@pamegacorp) on Aug 24, 2016 at 4:33pm PDT 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…

News Post: Party In The Front

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Tycho: 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…

News Post: Sample Size

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Tycho: 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…