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Sat, Jan 17, 2009 | 21:41 GMT
Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity – which sees gamers of all walks of life and stations of play donate cash to sick children in hospitals – recently wrapped up its 08/09 campaign. The final tally? Excuse us for a moment as we shove aside a few words to make space for this gargantuan number.
This, of course, smashes Child’s Play’s 2007 record of $1.3 million. All to purchase games and toys for sick children. And people say gamers are a despicable lot.
Great job to everyone who donated, and here’s to an incredibly child-friendly 2009/2010 season.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 06:24 BST
Before yesterday’s announcement of the new E3, many considered Penny Arcade Expo to be “the new E3.” So, now that the industry’s best-known conference has popped a few pills and stormed out of the ICU, is PAX feeling the heat? Nope. Not even a bit.
“I … can’t imagine it stealing any of our thunder,” Penny Arcade co-creator Mike “Gabe” Krahulik told Edge. “We have a ridiculous amount of thunder and honestly if they were to steal some of it we probably wouldn’t even notice.
“I don’t see it having any effect on PAX, no. E3 has always been and looks like it will continue to be about the industry. PAX is about the community around games as much as it’s about the games themselves.”
However, competition or not, Krahulik offered a few fighting words for the E3 and the ESA.
“I assume what they want is publicity for their games and a chance to get the word out about what they’re working on. I just think they’re coming at it from the wrong angle.”
Power to the people. Click through the link for the full interview.
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 | 21:27 BST
According to this Gamespot report, PAX 2008 pre-registration for PAX 2008 has already supposed that total attendance of last year’s show.
The event, which takes place on August 29-31 in Seattle, has beaten last year’s figure of 39,000 with two weeks to go.
Join the crowds. It’s supposed to be a great show. See on the official site.
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 | 12:13 BST
This, ESA, is how you do a games show. Penny Arcade’s announced an East Coast version of PAX, scheduled to happen for the first time in 2010.
People sometimes call PAX “The New E3,” but that never sat right. It’s better to say that PAX is everything E3 isn’t. We made it the opposite on purpose – public instead of private, fun instead of work. It’s about people who make and play games, instead of the games themselves. This is all pretty obvious in retrospect, but for some reason no-one else had done it. It deserves to be on the East Coast. Frankly, it should be global. I’m working on it.
More through there.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 20:10 BST
We so want to go to PAX 2008. The Penny Arcade showed announced its list of attending companies today, and it’s looking good. The show itself is taking place from August 29-31 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle.
After the link.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 | 06:57 BST
Penny Arcade’s launched Greenhouse, a digital distribution service aimed at indie developers, ahead of the launch of its own adventure game.
“The Greenhouse is a new distribution platform operated by Greenhouse Interactive, dedicated to supporting independent game development worldwide,” said blurb on the site. “We help indie developers get their games into the hands of gamers, and that gives gamers easy access to new and innovative games that they might otherwise have missed.”
The Penny Arcade game – On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness – will be available through the store when it releases this summer.
Tue, Mar 18, 2008 | 21:32 GMT
If you’re an American student and you’re looking to get into the games industry, Penny Arcade could be the saviour your finances are looking for. The site’s offering a single $10,000 scholarship to help you on your way. Take a look at this. Applications need to be submitted before April 30.