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…
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…
Four days after provoking debate about his comic strip's most notorious joke, Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik offers a level-headed explanation of his position about the strip and the actions that followed it. He expressed many regrets.
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…
Good news: the next Penny Arcade RPG will be out on June 7. Even better news: the most recent one is free today. Go check it out!
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…
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…
Have you been feeling a distinct lack of Final Fantasy IV in your life lately?
It's tough to recover from a PR gaffe. Even tougher: when it's the biggest PR gaffe of 2011, a customer service firestorm that set the Internet into Complete And Utter Outrage Mode late last year.
The founders of Penny Arcade pulled a fast one on one of their most notorious foes this weekend, hitting Paul "Ocean Marketing" Christoforo with a prank they say has been in the works for the past three weeks.
No way, Hannibal, I ain't gettin' on no plane with a crazy fool who don't look at this gallery of cosplayers at Penny Arcade Expo East.
No, the third Penny Arcade game will not be released on Super Nintendo. Despite its resemblance to 16-bit games of the early 90s, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 3 is coming to PC, Mac, Xbox Live, iOS, and Android. Not SNES.
Citing a large number of refunded donations and confusion over the goal of the "Retake Mass Effect" Child's Play charity drive, Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins draws the line: "Child's Play cannot be a tool to draw attention to a cause. Child's Play must be the Cause."
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.
Some good may be coming out of the "Ocean Stratagy"/Paul Christoforo customer service debacle. N-Control, the company that makes the Avenger controller formerly repped by Christoforo, announced that they'd be making a large donation to Child's Play.
The guy who supposedly started this rides a crotch-rocket motorcycle, and his Facebook gallery is full of shirtless, sunglassed, dudebro posturing, koozied beer in hand. He's in marketing and he can't spell for shit, even when he's insulting you. He may even be a steroid user.
The PR tempest in a teapot born of one misused gamer and shockingly bad customer support seems to have mostly run its course, leaving a one-man PR firm in apparent shambles and a unique video game controller accessory struggling to survive.