Why I Didn't Attend PAX This Weekend

PAX is a behemoth. A monolith. It's nearly outgrown the ubiquitous webcomic that spawned it. It's an incredibly popular event, where tens of thousands of video game fans come together to celebrate their favorite pastime. But I think the convention still has a lot more growing to do, and in some ways is growing in the… » 4/12/14 10:31am 4/12/14 10:31am

Penny Arcade's Gabe Apologises For Being A "Bully"

Penny Arcade has taken its fair share of criticism over the past year, a lot of it stemming from the public comments of co-creator Mike Krahulik. As part of a lengthy and heartfelt post over on the comic's main page, written as a form of new year's resolution, he's addressed that in a very direct manner, apologising… » 1/01/14 9:30pm 1/01/14 9:30pm

Penny Arcade Artist: Pulling Dickwolves Merchandise 'Was a Mistake'

The long-running Dickwolves controversy involving popular web-comic and convention organizers Penny Arcade took a new turn this weekend following comments from the strip's artist, Mike Krahulik. The artist said he regretted the pulling of shirts related to the controversy, a comment that stirred strong reaction for… » 9/03/13 1:30pm 9/03/13 1:30pm

Now You Don't Need Friends to Play the Penny Arcade Card Game

I've been wanting to play the Penny Arcade card game from Cryptozoic Entertainment for ages. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con I spent a great deal of time wandering past the Penny Arcade booth, holding the cards in my hand or casting longing glances from afar. Had Jerry and Mike noticed me there, they might have… » 12/19/12 11:30am 12/19/12 11:30am

Penny Arcade Wants A Quarter Million Dollars to Start Ditching Their…

Sorry, Magic The Gathering banner ad atop the website for the popular online comic strip, Penny Arcade, the folks behind the site would rather you weren't there. PA founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik started asking for $250,000 on Kickstarter today to ditch the banner ad, saying they would prefer to be paid… » 7/10/12 2:45pm 7/10/12 2:45pm

Penny Arcade’s Game Ratings PSAs Make Learning Fun

You come to Kotaku every day, right? So it stands to reason that you know all about the E through M ratings that grace the boxes of video games in America. But if you're not a regular reader of this fine site—say, one who buys video games for a younger lifeform—you may not even know that the content ratings exist. » 2/16/12 4:45pm 2/16/12 4:45pm