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Penny Arcade - Comic - Retrofuturism

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edited November 24 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Retrofuturism

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • MaryAmeliaMaryAmelia Registered User regular
    edited November 24
    Edit: Wrong info.

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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Ghost puns The Banette of my existenceRegistered User regular
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

  • doompookydoompooky Dad or Alive: Xtreme Beach VolleyballRegistered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    I wouldn't overestimate Gabe's capacity for memory retention.

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  • JortalusJortalus Registered User regular
    I'm having the same experience with Skyrim VR. I never actually played it, even though I own it on PS3.

  • sawellssawells Registered User regular
    Also, continuity in Penny Arcade is, canonically, shattered into a thousand shards:

    https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/05/03

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    This seems to be a recurring issue.

    https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/08/20

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  • KylogueKylogue Registered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I'm pretty good these days about leaving garbage. Magic or advanced weapons and armor, gems, and potions mostly. Even then i still run out of capacity on both me and my fleet l follower.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I've purchased Skyrim 3 times. PS3, then PC during a Steam sale, then on PS4. Farthest I've ever gotten in it is only about 4 hours in, but I keep buying it anyway.

    But not this time Bethesda. Fool me three times, shame on me. But you won't be fooling me a 4th time.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Gaia's weathered face is an excellent line I will be stealing.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I couldn't make it through the tutorial. I knew if there was that much crap in the starting area, I'd never survive the real game.

    H3Knuckles
  • RavelleRavelle Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I'm pretty good these days about leaving garbage. Magic or advanced weapons and armor, gems, and potions mostly. Even then i still run out of capacity on both me and my fleet l follower.
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    Skyrim was the worst with this because of the damn dragon bones that weigh a ton. I always just disabled carrying capacity in those games with the console commands.

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  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    I always felt like carrying capacity was part of the game. Stuff like Dragon Bones that you can't use until late game just encouraged me to have a house I could stash stuff. My wife plays with carrying capacity set to Max, but I feel like you'd have to police yourself somewhat so Dweomer ruins don't just become a source of near endless wealth. Weighing the value-weight ratio of certain items against how long I planned on being somewhere before you head to town was part of the game of "how can I most efficiently earn money" to me. It may seem like imposing chores on myself, but I enjoyed the restriction. It would be easy enough to give myself infinite wealth if I didn't want to have to work for my money.

    Of course your mileage may vary. My friend plays without fast travel. While I can definitely appreciate how big that makes the world, I don't think I could do it.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    It’s never said he’s playing Skyrim considering this new comic that might be Oblivion!

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  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    It’s never said he’s playing Skyrim considering this new comic that might be Oblivion!

    The comic doesn't, but the news post does.

    Unless we want to start a debate about whether news post information is considered canon or not. :)

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Cute'thulu Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I've never been too bad in Bethesda RPGs until Fallout 4. Most of the shit in Skyrim is useless, so I can safely ignore it. I do have a special quirk, though. No matter what it is, if the person/container I'm looting contains edibles (except potions), I have to eat it all. That orc had 3 carrots, a cabbage, bonemeal, butterfly wings, and 4 purple mountain flowers? Dinner time, boyyyy!

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    That was a different Gabe. Wait, did you think every time he dies and comes back, that's the SAME Gabe? That'd just be dumb.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited November 26
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Hevach wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    With the number of brooms he was carrying around? I'm not sure...

    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I've never been too bad in Bethesda RPGs until Fallout 4. Most of the shit in Skyrim is useless, so I can safely ignore it. I do have a special quirk, though. No matter what it is, if the person/container I'm looting contains edibles (except potions), I have to eat it all. That orc had 3 carrots, a cabbage, bonemeal, butterfly wings, and 4 purple mountain flowers? Dinner time, boyyyy!
    Wander into the backside of a vampire's castle where no one has been in literal centuries, piles of bones and unidentifiable rotting meat everywhere. Collapsed architecture, spiderwebs, ooh a cookpot, don't mind if i do.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited November 27
    Skull's post reminds me of a thing where Jerry described a habit in one these western rpg's of collecting & then consuming intoxicants just to see what happened. Wouldn't know where to begin looking for the exact quote though.

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  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Skull's post reminds me of a thing where Jerry described a habit in one these western rpg's of collecting & then consuming intoxicants just to see what happened. Wouldn't know where to begin looking for the exact quote though.

    I'm imagining my Skyrim character stumbling around one of the towns drunk now. Trying to walk forward but having the movement shudder off to the side from time to time. Every once in awhile the camera flops over sideways and I'm looking very closely at the ground. Perhaps sometimes I get locked up in the town drunk tank for the night. Or maybe the screen just fades to black and then I wake up in strange and sometimes amusing places. :)

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  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    edited November 27
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Skull's post reminds me of a thing where Jerry described a habit in one these western rpg's of collecting & then consuming intoxicants just to see what happened. Wouldn't know where to begin looking for the exact quote though.
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  • wallywestwallywest Registered User regular
    edited November 27
    My loot OCD destroys me in Skyrim. That game needs the thing from Fallout 4 where you can remove encumbrance restrictions. I could restrain myself in town, and didn't steal everything. But in a dungeon? I killed these fucking orcs, I WILL be taking all their dishes and baskets.

    I'm pretty good these days about leaving garbage. Magic or advanced weapons and armor, gems, and potions mostly. Even then i still run out of capacity on both me and my fleet l follower.

    Yep, me too. I feel that one of the follower options should be a very large cart pulled by two massive horses.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Skull's post reminds me of a thing where Jerry described a habit in one these western rpg's of collecting & then consuming intoxicants just to see what happened. Wouldn't know where to begin looking for the exact quote though.

    I remember this but can't find it. Google is having a bizarrely hard time returning results from the actual site.

    Pretty sure it started out with Tycho describing how to learn what alchemy ingredients do, you eat them, which naturally leads to him collecting all the flowers and insects in a town, going to the square to eat them all at once and trip balls.

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  • ShowsniShowsni Registered User regular
    BlackDove wrote: »
    This seems to be a recurring issue.

    https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/08/20

    Indeed.
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    It’s never said he’s playing Skyrim considering this new comic that might be Oblivion!

    The comic doesn't, but the news post does.

    Unless we want to start a debate about whether news post information is considered canon or not. :)

    I’d rather pound nails in my knee

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    But Gabe, didn't you play Skyrim a few years ago? That's not something you just sweep under the rug and forget.

    It’s never said he’s playing Skyrim considering this new comic that might be Oblivion!

    The comic doesn't, but the news post does.

    Unless we want to start a debate about whether news post information is considered canon or not. :)

    I’d rather pound arrows in my knee

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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