News Post: Tony Touch!

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2019/09/09/tony-touch

Gabe: If you look at me, it’s pretty clear that I love tattoos. The problem is that I really, really hate getting tattoos. I am a huge baby and I don’t like pain. I sweat and cry and try to make jokes because that is my natural defense mechanism. This makes for great stream content I am told. Watch G & T:  IRL Tattooing on Mike and Jerry - Mike Edition from PennyArcade on www.twitch.tv Well Tony Touch will be returning to Penny Arcade for two more streams on 9/19 & 9/20. To celebrate, we have a limited time T-shirt release designed in collaboration with Tony. Check it…

News Post: Portabello

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2019/09/09/portabello

Tycho: Overwatch is moving into Skyrimmian territory, a creature made manifest in all places at all times, a star-sign reckoning that a platform has come of age.  I feel like there’s places Overwatch may not be appropriate or maybe there’s people for whom Overwatch reveals gruesome psychic fault lines which you sorta have to keep an eye on.  But if this proliferation is gonna continue, they need to get on Single Sign-In like fuckin’ yesterday. The greatest strength of the Switch isn’t its ability to morph from home console to portable.  Maybe that got them in…

News Post: Beaking

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2019/09/06/beaking

Tycho: World of Warcraft Classic may be difficult by modern standards, but at the time it was release it was actively, purposefully a response to to the the player cruelty that was the norm in the space.  I’m fascinated that people want it but also not fully surprised, because people value the things they earn. I haven’t installed it and I don’t think I will.  I’ve tried to extend a psychic tendril in this direction of MMOs a few times, tentatively, just to see what kind of response it generates in my mind.  Most recently, I tried it with Elder Scrolls Online,…

News Post: Assistance

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2019/09/04/assistance

Tycho: PAX doesn’t truly end until the Enforcers have been honored at the Afterparty, and now that the ritual has been concluded in full, I can endeavor to reintegrate into normal life.  The gulf between these two worlds - the one where I am Omin, Jerry, and Tycho and the one where I am somebody’s Dad - is profound.  I come home from doing interviews about shit and hosting events and then I do the dishes and make sure his calculator is actually in his backpack. It’s been a problem. School started today, and one of them left early because she was so excited and the other…

News Post: Hermetic

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2019/09/02/hermetic

Tycho: I’ve played more games at this show than I have at a PAX in years; typically PAX Unplugged takes that crown, but I’ve discovered a unique solution: to never, ever sleep. I’ve been playing Warhammer 40k: Kill Team nightly, in the 2v2 Brotherhood configuration, the 1v1 Arena configuration, or (God help me) both in one night.  I’m getting to sleep at like three in the fucking morning.  I’m not young in any way.  Plus, I would say that I was not not drinking.  We were doing battle with some German friends of ours who have hundreds of games between…