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Penny Arcade - Comic - Revelations II

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edited November 8 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Revelations II

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

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  • KisidanKisidan Registered User regular
    The Revelations II comic doesn't load.

    That's some meta shit right there.

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  • zeromhzeromh Registered User regular
    what could it MEAN?!

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  • TransluciaTranslucia Registered User regular
    is this the end of penny arcade?

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  • zeromhzeromh Registered User regular
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited November 8
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    I agree that red pandas are pretty damn rad.

    But then there's those eye worms.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    That's a good data point, but have you considered the fact that snow leopards have floofy tails?

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    Have you ever seen a snow leopard cub in real life? Humans were not meant to withstand that level of oppressive saturation of pure cuteness.

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  • AmygaAmyga Registered User new member
    But every time someone makes that argument to me, I remind them what it is to be an Emperor penguin dad in the middle of winter in Antarctica. I mean, what happened to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?

    And you’d think climate warming would help them, right? So wrong, so, so wrong!

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    edited November 9
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    In Final Fantasy XIV you can get a red panda minion (basically a "pet" that follows you around). It will climb up and hang on your shoulder. If you're one of the smaller characters it'll hang off the top of your head. That's probably worth the monthly subscription right there!

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  • zeromhzeromh Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    In Final Fantasy XIV you can get a red panda minion (basically a "pet" that follows you around). It will climb up and hang on your shoulder. If you're one of the smaller characters it'll hang off the top of your head. That's probably worth the monthly subscription right there!

    GASP!

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    This changes everything.

  • painfulPleasancepainfulPleasance Registered User regular
    edited November 9
    Heartening. I'd like to see Nintendo put that on the box.

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    I agree that red pandas are pretty damn rad.

    But then there's those eye worms.

    This only evidences polytheism

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    V1m wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    I agree that red pandas are pretty damn rad.

    But then there's those eye worms.

    This only evidences polytheism

    Nah. God's just chaotic neutral.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    zeromh wrote: »
    Ok I can see the comic now. I have actually made the exact same argument Tycho does here, but with red pandas instead of LM3. Red pandas are the best argument for a loving god there is. FACT.

    That's a good data point, but have you considered the fact that snow leopards have floofy tails?

    Allow me to present the following scenario:

    A red panda cub and snow leopard cub growing up together

    The red panda playing with the leopard's floofy tail

  • Hawk oneHawk one Registered User regular
    From today's text:
    Or a desert. {Luigi's Mansion 3] don’t adhere to any rule that constrains wonder.

    Excuse me?

    Really?

    Look, apart from when it's the absolute point of the whole game (see Fallout), the one thing about desert levels is that they are dull, boring, and designed to suck out wonder like nobody's business.

    It was the desert level in Mario Odyssey that made start getting bored with that game. The desert world in Super Mario 3 was easily the most boring one; with only one stage being well designed (the one where you can fly up and go through most of the level on the "roof"). The level with the chasing sun is in itself probably the laziest design in the entire game. And so on.

    No desert in a Zelda game has ever been wondrous. The closest thing a desert level has been to being tolerable is probably Rayman Legends; but that's mostly because they simply put it up as a background (such as the wonderful Mariachi Madness level) rather than having some main gameplay significance.

    Be strong. Say no to the desert level trope.

    But signatures don't really work, do they?
  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited November 10
    I think you're mostly right on about the deserts. But I do have fond memories of SM64's deserts. The lava levels, on the other hand...

    A big "NO" to lava.

    (Also, King's Quest V had a great desert. And then there's Journey...)

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  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    I think you're mostly right on about the deserts. But I do have fond memories of SM64's deserts. The lava levels, on the other hand...

    A big "NO" to lava.

    (Also, King's Quest V had a great desert. And then there's Journey...)

    Aw, come on. What's more fun than accidentally falling in the lava, then trying to keep Mario on a tiny little platform as he runs around with his backside on fire? ;)

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    The desert in Mario Odyssey was fun.

    Underwater stages on the other hand...

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    I think you're mostly right on about the deserts. But I do have fond memories of SM64's deserts. The lava levels, on the other hand...

    A big "NO" to lava.

    (Also, King's Quest V had a great desert. And then there's Journey...)

    Aw, come on. What's more fun than accidentally falling in the lava, then trying to keep Mario on a tiny little platform as he runs around with his backside on fire? ;)

    I'm like Matt Damon in The Departed: "Just fucking kill me."

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  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    I think you're mostly right on about the deserts. But I do have fond memories of SM64's deserts. The lava levels, on the other hand...

    A big "NO" to lava.

    (Also, King's Quest V had a great desert. And then there's Journey...)

    Aw, come on. What's more fun than accidentally falling in the lava, then trying to keep Mario on a tiny little platform as he runs around with his backside on fire? ;)

    Watching SM64 speedruns has given me a new appreciation for that mechanic.

  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    This strip appears to now be much different than I remember it.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Bremen wrote: »
    This strip appears to now be much different than I remember it.

    You are mistaken, Bremen. It was always about Judge Judy.

  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    The desert in Mario Odyssey was fun.

    Underwater stages on the other hand...
    I don't mind desert levels. I hate sewer levels though, especially in JRPG's.

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  • R0n1n_76R0n1n_76 Registered User regular
    any ideas why I can't see anything prior to the The Judycial System strip and that comments don't show past this comic?

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    R0n1n_76 wrote: »
    any ideas why I can't see anything prior to the The Judycial System strip and that comments don't show past this comic?

    No idea, as once they got it sorted out all that stuff started working for me again. How are you accessing it? Does it happen when you just open a browser and go to https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic and click the < button?

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited November 13
    Hawk one wrote: »
    From today's text:
    Or a desert. {Luigi's Mansion 3] don’t adhere to any rule that constrains wonder.

    Excuse me?

    Really?

    Look, apart from when it's the absolute point of the whole game (see Fallout), the one thing about desert levels is that they are dull, boring, and designed to suck out wonder like nobody's business.

    It was the desert level in Mario Odyssey that made start getting bored with that game. The desert world in Super Mario 3 was easily the most boring one; with only one stage being well designed (the one where you can fly up and go through most of the level on the "roof"). The level with the chasing sun is in itself probably the laziest design in the entire game. And so on.

    No desert in a Zelda game has ever been wondrous. The closest thing a desert level has been to being tolerable is probably Rayman Legends; but that's mostly because they simply put it up as a background (such as the wonderful Mariachi Madness level) rather than having some main gameplay significance.

    Be strong. Say no to the desert level trope.

    Counterpoint: the 10th & 13th Colossi.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited November 13
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Hawk one wrote: »
    From today's text:
    Or a desert. {Luigi's Mansion 3] don’t adhere to any rule that constrains wonder.

    Excuse me?

    Really?

    Look, apart from when it's the absolute point of the whole game (see Fallout), the one thing about desert levels is that they are dull, boring, and designed to suck out wonder like nobody's business.

    It was the desert level in Mario Odyssey that made start getting bored with that game. The desert world in Super Mario 3 was easily the most boring one; with only one stage being well designed (the one where you can fly up and go through most of the level on the "roof"). The level with the chasing sun is in itself probably the laziest design in the entire game. And so on.

    No desert in a Zelda game has ever been wondrous. The closest thing a desert level has been to being tolerable is probably Rayman Legends; but that's mostly because they simply put it up as a background (such as the wonderful Mariachi Madness level) rather than having some main gameplay significance.

    Be strong. Say no to the desert level trope.

    Counterpoint: the 10th & 13th Colossi.

    And what about lovely Shapier Desert?
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  • R0n1n_76R0n1n_76 Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    R0n1n_76 wrote: »
    any ideas why I can't see anything prior to the The Judycial System strip and that comments don't show past this comic?

    No idea, as once they got it sorted out all that stuff started working for me again. How are you accessing it? Does it happen when you just open a browser and go to https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic and click the < button?

    Yes, from chrome and firefox still getting the same thing with no adblocker.

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