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PA comic: Friday January 13, 2012 - I Put Some News In Your News

BrogeyBrogey High MaintenanceSanta Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
edited January 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • KagnarosKagnaros Registered User regular
    i went to this kotakucore hoping it would sport the old page design, but alas. :(

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  • EvilRedEyeEvilRedEye Registered User regular
    I literally don't know how to use Kotaku these days. I just end up looking at it going "Uh... how do I make this go?"

    It's like I'm my gran or something.

    Gone.
  • Ed321Ed321 Registered User regular
    Kotaku is pretty awful for a variety of reasons, but as someone who pops over there now and again, I think this'll make it a lot more bearable.

  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    The funniest part of this strip is the basket full of the exact same outfit.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • Loopy1492Loopy1492 Registered User regular
    So when they talk about how posting a link to someone's website on the P.A. news post is like "focusing the eye of Sauron" on said website, they are talking about Gabe's dong?

  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    facetious wrote:
    The funniest part of this strip is the basket full of the exact same outfit.

    Does that mean he has a ton of underwear just like in the last panel? And wears it every day? D:

  • kingworkskingworks Registered User regular
    Nit pick of the moment: The "yo dawg" feels shoehorned in.

  • J-mentalJ-mental Registered User regular
    kingworks wrote:
    Nit pick of the moment: The "yo dawg" feels shoehorned in.

    But it's still funny considering it's grammatically correct. Who puts a semi-colon in front of slang? Tycho that's who.

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    Is that the eye of sauron?

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  • PenumbraPenumbra Registered User regular
    I thought it was either the Eye of Sauron (most likely) or the Darkmoon Faire logo from WoW (not very likely).

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  • belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
    Definitely the Eye of Sauron. Also, I see this complaint on every "news" blog. If it's not factual news, someone has to make a post about how this isn't news and you shouldn't post it.

    But they're wrong. Not wrong because whatever cosplay post isn't news, but that kotaku isn't a news site. It's a video game blog. That releases news-like info from time to time, but the site's main goal is to generate page views by posting content. Full stop. They'll post anything to generate traffic.

  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    kingworks wrote:
    Nit pick of the moment: The "yo dawg" feels shoehorned in.

    It's not shoehorned in when they explicitly mention the reference they're making with the title

  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    I totally thought it was the Darkmoon Faire eye. The Faire seems like the kind of joint that would sell thongs with its logo right on the moneyspot. The Eye of Sauron is much funnier though, so I happily change my mind.

  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Let's go down to the beach. Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    Loopy1492 wrote:
    So when they talk about how posting a link to someone's website on the P.A. news post is like "focusing the eye of Sauron" on said website, they are talking about Gabe's dong?

    We don't call it "wanged" for nothin'.
    http://wanged.urbanup.com/303781

  • kingworkskingworks Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Ivar wrote:
    kingworks wrote:
    Nit pick of the moment: The "yo dawg" feels shoehorned in.

    It's not shoehorned in when they explicitly mention the reference they're making with the title
    I don't see where 'yo dawg' and the title are explicitly connected but my (admittedly very minor) point of contention is that 'yo' is what you lead with, not something that you say after you have greeted and/or begun discourse.

    Hi Ivar, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

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  • Black_HeartBlack_Heart Registered User regular
    I can see why they are doing this.

    Years ago I used to visit Kotaku everyday and spend much time there. Nowadays I might pop in once every few weeks.

    I just don't have a desire to read articles on infants beaten to death with video game controllers, Japanese idols who happen to play video games, the latest Fox News panel extolling the horrors of video games because "Wife Beater 7" was released, feminism and LBGT articles on how gaming is terribly terribly politically incorrect, and whatever other random garbage or memes lifted straight out of 4chan they decide to post.

    I just want to know about video games themselves.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Yeah, I don't have much patience for all the extra bullshit they throw in on Kotaku. I go there for gaming news. I spend about 10 minutes scrolling news about once a week and that's good enough for me. Well, actually I don't do that anymore. Not since the site redesign. And if the core site uses the same format as the main site, I still won't use it, even if its a condensed news-only site.

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  • kingworkskingworks Registered User regular
    Google reader is the only means by which I visit Kotaku.

  • POKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMANPOKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMAN thank you, buggy! thank you! rockville, mdRegistered User regular
    kingworks wrote:
    Ivar wrote:
    kingworks wrote:
    Nit pick of the moment: The "yo dawg" feels shoehorned in.

    It's not shoehorned in when they explicitly mention the reference they're making with the title
    I don't see where 'yo dawg' and the title are explicitly connected
    http://www.knowyourmeme.com/memes/xzibit-yo-dawg

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    Birthday comic!

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  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    Grats! The Eye is watching you today.

  • PeccaviPeccavi oh... oh my!Registered User regular
    Will they be selling that thong in the PA store?

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  • KnaraKnara Registered User regular
    Definitely the Eye of Sauron. Also, I see this complaint on every "news" blog. If it's not factual news, someone has to make a post about how this isn't news and you shouldn't post it.

    But they're wrong. Not wrong because whatever cosplay post isn't news, but that kotaku isn't a news site is a Gawker website, and they carefully formulate every article post in order to generate the most comments possible in order to achieve as many ad-view impressions as possible, with no real regard for quality or accuracy.

    Though we may be saying the same thing, there.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I am trying to figure out why Tycho looks shocked in the last panel. At first I was thinking that maybe he was shocked to see an intimate item of Gabe's wife, or the implications of Eye of Sauron panties.

    But then it dawned on me:

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    They belong to Tycho.

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  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    Gabe's expressions look more and more like those of Jughead Jones with the passing of each comic.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    I like the idea that Gabe separates his laundry into "darks" and "yellows and oranges"

  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    Ivar wrote:
    facetious wrote:
    The funniest part of this strip is the basket full of the exact same outfit.

    Does that mean he has a ton of underwear just like in the last panel? And wears it every day? D:

    No, just that pair.

    That's the only pair he has.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    I can see why they are doing this.

    Years ago I used to visit Kotaku everyday and spend much time there. Nowadays I might pop in once every few weeks.

    I just don't have a desire to read articles on infants beaten to death with video game controllers, Japanese idols who happen to play video games, the latest Fox News panel extolling the horrors of video games because "Wife Beater 7" was released, feminism and LBGT articles on how gaming is terribly terribly politically incorrect, and whatever other random garbage or memes lifted straight out of 4chan they decide to post.

    I just want to know about video games themselves.

    :\

    i can understand just wanting video game news but some of this stuff you said here is pretty questionable.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    I can see why they are doing this.

    Years ago I used to visit Kotaku everyday and spend much time there. Nowadays I might pop in once every few weeks.

    I just don't have a desire to read articles on infants beaten to death with video game controllers, Japanese idols who happen to play video games, the latest Fox News panel extolling the horrors of video games because "Wife Beater 7" was released, feminism and LBGT articles on how gaming is terribly terribly politically incorrect, and whatever other random garbage or memes lifted straight out of 4chan they decide to post.

    I just want to know about video games themselves.

    :\

    i can understand just wanting video game news but some of this stuff you said here is pretty questionable.

    For me it's not that I don't want to read about any of those things, it's that I don't want to read what kotaku has to say about any of those things. You can pretty much extend that opinion across the entire range of "serious" Gawker content, tbh.

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    Peccavi wrote: »
    Will they be selling that thong in the PA store?

    Yes. That's what Khoo was hinting at for the Big News in February in his Reddit IAmA

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    Wasn't MTV doing this with MTV2?

    And then they just filled THAT with inane bullshit, too.

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  • LuDuxLuDux Registered User
    Who else thinks we should add three further subforms to this subforum, each subforum explicitly for on-topic discussion of individual panels 1, 2, or 3? With further subforums for multiple panel conversations, for example a subforum for conversation about panels 1 and 2, 2 and 3, or 1 and 3? /Possibly/ we should keep this subforum for conversation about all three panels at once.

  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    LuDux wrote:
    Who else thinks we should add three further subforms to this subforum, each subforum explicitly for on-topic discussion of individual panels 1, 2, or 3? With further subforums for multiple panel conversations, for example a subforum for conversation about panels 1 and 2, 2 and 3, or 1 and 3? /Possibly/ we should keep this subforum for conversation about all three panels at once.

    You should probably have touched on those points in individual subposts.

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    admanb wrote:
    Antimatter wrote:
    I can see why they are doing this.

    Years ago I used to visit Kotaku everyday and spend much time there. Nowadays I might pop in once every few weeks.

    I just don't have a desire to read articles on infants beaten to death with video game controllers, Japanese idols who happen to play video games, the latest Fox News panel extolling the horrors of video games because "Wife Beater 7" was released, feminism and LBGT articles on how gaming is terribly terribly politically incorrect, and whatever other random garbage or memes lifted straight out of 4chan they decide to post.

    I just want to know about video games themselves.

    :\

    i can understand just wanting video game news but some of this stuff you said here is pretty questionable.

    For me it's not that I don't want to read about any of those things, it's that I don't want to read what kotaku has to say about any of those things. You can pretty much extend that opinion across the entire range of "serious" Gawker content, tbh.

    My beef at least with Kotaku is you can't have it both ways. You can't post anything and everything for page views and then turn around and act like you are a serious journalistic outlet. It's like The National Enquirer wanting to be compared to The New Yorker.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    That basically describes Gawker in its entirety.

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  • GalacticGalactic Registered User
    Kotaku doesn't even know what it wants to be yet. Some of the headlining articles are hilarious. "Why Feminists Hate Gamers" right under "Top 10 Jiggliest Video Game Boobies"

    ^_-;

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  • Good Looking Fat GuyGood Looking Fat Guy Registered User regular
    If Gabe's underwear indicates his wang is anything like the Eye of Sauron, he may want to visit the nearest walk-in clinic as soon as possible.

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Registered User regular
    If Gabe's underwear indicates his wang is anything like the Eye of Sauron, he may want to visit the nearest walk-in clinic as soon as possible.
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  • FiskavFiskav Registered User regular
    This comic made me read into Kotaku Core. I had never heard of it before now.

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