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  • 26Aug

    ‘Penny Arcade Adventures’ is getting an Episode 3

    It’s PAX weekend, so it only makes sense that we get a little Penny Arcade news to go along with it! Zeboyd Games is currently developing the third episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness for release in 2012. You may know Zeboyd from their games Breath of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves the World. They tend to stick to an old-school style, and that’s what appealed to the Penny Arcade crew, apparently. The game will feature 16-bit retro graphics. “We originally had the idea of an NES-style RPG last year, but we couldn’t find the right people to do it,” said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade.  “After we saw Zeboyd’s Breath of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves the World, we knew we didn’t have to look around anymore.  Zeboyd was a perfect match.” The first two titles were developed by Hothead Games, who are currently

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  • 21Oct

    Review: DeathSpank – Thongs of Virtue

    It’s no secret that Rachel and I love DeathSpank. Shortly after discovering that we were going to be hanging out with Hothead Games at PAX 2010, we were overcome with giddiness. It would be a shame to have one of us review the game and not the other, so we decided to deliver this as a joint review in two parts. It’s the Rachel and Amanda show! Rating: T (for Teen) Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA) Developer: Hothead Games Genre: Action RPG Release Date: September 22, 2010 BUY Amanda’s Heroic Journey of Heroicness As much as I loved the first installment of DeathSpank, I had many a bone to pick with the designers, including shoddy level design that was so confusing that it made me want to quit the game more than once. Thankfully, with Thongs of Virtue, Hothead Games took feedback to heart and improved the DeathSpank experience. DeathSpank’s charm

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  • 10Sep

    PAX First Look – DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    Those guys at Hothead Games sure are a fantastic group of people. They made an amazing game, are releasing a second game within mere months of the first installment (9/21 for PSN and 9/22 for XBL!), and top it all off with being super nice and friendly. GamingAngel Manda and I got to steal some of their time at PAX to ask them about this non-DLC. The Good News: Playtime will clock in at “about 50% longer than the first game”. For all you math-phobes, that’s around 15 hours worth of gameplay. That teaser of an ending to DeathSpank was kind of weird, wasn’t it? For Thongs of Virtue: “You’ve been captured as a prisoner of war; you need to fight your way out of there. As soon as you break out of the POW camp you’re exactly back where the first game ends”. More of that ambiguous redhead. Sparkles

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  • 13Aug

    Review: DeathSpank

    From the creative genius that brought you The Secret of Monkey Island and all things enjoyable, comes DeathSpank, Ron Gilbert’s latest successful attempt at bringing joy to the masses.

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  • 01Jul

    Hilarity Ensues with DeathSpank

    We first saw DeathSpank at PAX last year: rife with hilarious gaming goodness. I mean, why not? It is a Ron Gilbert game, after all. After anticipating this game for close to a year, DeathSpank is set to be released on PSN and XBLA on June 13th and 14th, respectively. Don’t forget to sign up for his fan-club, fellow Vanquisher of Evil and Stuff. Follow

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  • 12Sep

    Penny Arcade Expo 2009 Overview

    The Great! There are rumors of this year’s PAX reaching 60,000+ nerds and nerdettes in attendance this year, which is a far cry from the 3,300 at the first PAX. Bethesda has a new game coming out! To anyone who showed up last year, you’ll remember the gigantic spectacle that was Fallout 3. Unfortunately, Brink is still far from release so there wasn’t anything near that grand this year (maybe next year?). Although a word for developers: if you want people to see your game and be interested in it, don’t surround the demo area in frosted glass that people are unable to look through. Bioshock had it’s own little stage area set up… These clues must mean something, but my PAX Pox-riddled brain can’t seem to put the pieces together. However, anyone who has followed the Bioshock 2 story thus far will truly appreciate what they’ve done here. The

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