Gold - Penny Arcade Adventures

Hothead Games announces Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is gold, and the first episode in the webcomic-based adventure game will be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux at some unspecified point over the next two months, though when to expect the Xbox LIVE version is less clear:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - May 1, 2008 - Hothead Games is thrilled to announce that the Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® versions of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One have reached gold master status and are planned for worldwide download via the new digital download service Greenhouse at www.playgreenhouse.com later this quarter. In celebration, Hothead gave some infamous Penny Arcade characters a new look and let them loose on the unsuspecting websites www.rainslick.com, www.hotheadgames.com, and www.playgreenhouse.com for the public to enjoy.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is an RPG-adventure game set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.P. Lovecraft deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivered to gamers via accessible episodic releases. Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia. The game is the result of close collaboration between Hothead Games and Penny Arcade, featuring distinct artwork and characters designed exclusively by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, story and dialogue by Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, and both brought to life by the Hothead team.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is priced at $19.95 for the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions and at 1600 Microsoft points via Xbox LIVE® Arcade, with a rating of "M" for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board for all platforms.
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anyway, looking forward to this game -- turn-based combat has me intrigued, even if I suspect it wont be "deep" strategy.

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It could be, if he didn't revert to eight grade level with unnecessary and ostentatious swearing. It clearly shows his vocabulary is pretentious. If your vocabulary is truly well- developed, you don't have to swear to make your point. Swearing is for the ignorant or depraved.
That's part of what makes it so funny. He obviously has a very good vocabulary, but you end up with this contrast now and then when he just loses it and starts dropping f-bombs. It has a nice effect I think. Of course it's often the character of Gabe that is cussing, as he isn't supposed to have the same sort of vocabulary to begin with.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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You think ad hominem is a vague Latin reference? Go to school, child.

I'm no child and I've been through college and been in the work force for well over a decade now. I must say your response, dare I say is kind of Childish.

Also by the way it is a vague reference, I'm pretty sure most people hit up Wikipedia like I did.


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i like penny arcade.

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And your resorting to vague Latin references against my argument

You think ad hominem is a vague Latin reference? Go to school, child.

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http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10/
Damn, that's some impressive prose. You can call it pretentious mental masturbation, but that writing coupled with Gabe's face in the last panel is teh win.

That's my favorite PA comic. It's especially awesome to anyone who's familiar with Warhammer fluff.

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So basically you have no real counter to his argument, and you have to resort to ad hominem attacks and appeals to popularity.

And your resorting to vague Latin references against my argument, What's your point? I did write more than what you quoted. Plus I had no issue with the rest of his argument except for what I put in quotes.

Also what I read of ad hominem doesn't your response to my message seem to fit along these lines as well? I'm not a Latin major so I'm curious.

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You lived a truly sheltered life if you truly believe that, You said that statement just to project yourself higher than everyone else.

So basically you have no real counter to his argument, and you have to resort to ad hominem attacks and appeals to popularity.

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I don't mind Tycho's writing...the blog/front page (which is mostly his soapbox with Gabe occasionally chiming in with quotes from other people about how awesome Gabe & Tycho are or something art related) is what I mainly visit the site for nowadays, instead of the actual comic. I like listening to him on their podcasts that they do more than I do reading his writing though.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10/
Damn, that's some impressive prose. You can call it pretentious mental masturbation, but that writing coupled with Gabe's face in the last panel is teh win.

Oh, and SHITCOCK!

Regarding the game, I hope they put a demo out for it and have it available on other distribution channels.

So about this Greenhouse thing... I assume it's a separate program you have to install to play the games you buy. Hopefully it'll be like Stardock's where it's just a download manager.

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Swearing is for the ignorant or depraved.

You lived a truly sheltered life if you truly believe that, You said that statement just to project yourself higher than everyone else.

Swear words are only as depraved as society makes them out to be, look at what swear words used to make our grandparents cringe 10-20 years ago, now a days they're use by the mass media, even by news anchors. I don't swear much I see no need to, but that statement is just off base.

Gabe and Tycho know that if they want to be fairly popular they need to be kind of edgy and compared to VGCats and ctrlaltdelete, they're fairly tame.

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I can't remember the last time one of their comics made me laugh out loud. It's a shame because they used to be damn funny.

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Too high of a price? It's only $19.95! $20 doesn't even give me a half tank of gas in the car these days.
Consoles are schwag.
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You know what I think? I think the blend of Tycho's (I know his name isn't Tycho blah blah) pretentious writing style and liberal swearing is funny. It just works. But I guess that's just me. I try not to over-analyze my gaming web comics. I realize that whatever Holkins motivations are for writing in such a way is irrelevant. It's gimmicky anyway but it separates PA from other comics like B^U.

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It could be, if he didn't revert to eight grade level with unnecessary and ostentatious swearing. It clearly shows his vocabulary is pretentious. If your vocabulary is truly well- developed, you don't have to swear to make your point. Swearing is for the ignorant or depraved.

i couldn't have explained that any more perfect if i tried.

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I really hope they wisen up and release this on Steam or in a boxed form as well. I don't trust that their Greenhouse service will last.

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For those of us who read above an eighth grade level, his writing is quite entertaining and enjoyable.

It could be, if he didn't revert to eight grade level with unnecessary and ostentatious swearing. It clearly shows his vocabulary is pretentious. If your vocabulary is truly well- developed, you don't have to swear to make your point. Swearing is for the ignorant or depraved.
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To be fair, I don't equate having a high reading comprehension level with being well-read and wasn't trying to make that claim for myself. Also, I was obviously going for a cheap dig and not an intellectual discussion on the merits of his writing.

But yes, I *do* like expending excess mental energy parsing his prose. The reward makes the effort worth it. He paints with language and I'm willing to stick around and analyze the finished painting.

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Alright, well if you actually like to expend excess mental energy parsing Tycho's impervious prose, I can't argue with that. I just fail to see the entertainment value in it.

Also, my comment on Buttercup's logical capabilities was referring to his fallacious implication that I must be a poor reader.


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Just because I favor clear, understandable writing doesn't mean I'm a poor reader. For someone who claims to be well-read, you aren't showing much logical capability.
The Raven already responded to you much better than I could have, but I just wanted to add that if you're looking for something logical, you're missing the point. He's not writing a reference manual, he's writing a comic and basically a blog. For entertainment purposes. Being clear, concise and understandable are not the goals here.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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