Penny Arcade - Comic - 51

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edited June 26 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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

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  • ProwlingmonkeyProwlingmonkey Registered User regular
    He could be another Lincoln if he only had a brain.

  • DiplominatorDiplominator Hardcore Porg Registered User regular
    The Art Joke in panel 3 is at least as good as the Word Joke in the whole rest of the comic.

    dennisZilla360QuidRhesus PositiveH3KnucklesKoopahTroopahcB557
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    This is literally me.

    I am the worst at math. The absolute worst. And it's so bad that I pretty much just guesstimate everything, and when my friends tell me the exact number I'm just like "yeah, I was pretty close."

    H3Knuckles
  • v2miccav2micca Registered User regular
    edited June 26
    Probably just reading into this too much, but the last few comics kind of imply to me that Gabe and Tycho don't really want to play The Last of Us part II, but feel obliged to address it in some manner.

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  • AbstractAbstract Registered User new member
    It's not exaaaaaaaaactly that.... because it's more like 78./431372549 cents per game.

  • ZenigataZenigata Registered User regular
    v2micca wrote: »
    Probably just reading into this too much, but the last few comics kind of imply to me that Gabe and Tycho don't really want to play The Last of Us part II, but feel obliged to address it in some manner.

    It's probably true to some extent. The gaming community tends to obsess over certain titles and said titles often have rabid fanbases which want to see how every outlet and personality likes the game. If said outlet/personality isn't really into the title in question or its genre, that never seems to stop people from badgering them to death to comment on it so they can inevitably be outraged that they didn't think it was a 10/10 for them.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    v2micca wrote: »
    Probably just reading into this too much, but the last few comics kind of imply to me that Gabe and Tycho don't really want to play The Last of Us part II, but feel obliged to address it in some manner.

    Most likely it's because - much like many of their comics - it arose from a conversation in just this way. They probably talked about LOU2 and how they weren't playing it (perhaps for the reasons in the last strip - the conversation may have actually even been at the same time) and what they were playing, how cheap it was, etc. And then they made a jpg out of their conversation. It's kind of their thing.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    The Art Joke in panel 3 is at least as good as the Word Joke in the whole rest of the comic.

    And don't miss the joke in panel 2, in which it we are reminded that Mike's two most important "food" items are Oreos and the milk with which they are enabled.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Also, sorry for the triple, but it took a while to find (or even to convince myself I wasn't crazy):

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    It's like asking what the square root of a million is.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    It's like asking what the square root of a million is.

    a thousand, right?

    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.
    Hahnsoo1H3Knuckles
  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Anyway, it's nice that Clubhouse Games gave us a lot of games, but it's a bit unfortunate that on the Switch, it isn't able to handle as many games as Action 52.

    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.
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    It's like asking what the square root of a million is.

    a thousand, right?
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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    Also, sorry for the triple, but it took a while to find (or even to convince myself I wasn't crazy):

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    I appreciate that in both comics they're talking about the price of video games, as well.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited June 26
    That comic reminded me that PA was going strong (this was at least one or 2 art evolutions into it) when DMC1 was new. Damn.

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    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.
  • OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    Am I the only one who wants a Twisp facemask now?

    Currently Most Hype For: VTMB2, Cyberpunk 2077
    Currently Playing: Phantom Doctrine (KGB Campaign Extended)
    BigJoeM
  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    It's like asking what the square root of a million is.

    a thousand, right?

    Maybe something like that.

  • RingoRingo HE KEEPS REPEATING THE LINE I'M GONNA CRY BLEASE LET HIM LIVE YOU MADE ME WATCH SO MUCH KISSING IN THIS FILM LET INIGO LIVERegistered User regular
    @tube the name of the comic seems to have changed, and it may be responsible for me seeing a broken image on the forum and not the comics page

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Abstract wrote: »
    It's not exaaaaaaaaactly that.... because it's more like 78./431372549 cents per game.

    Precisely.

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    V1m wrote: »
    Abstract wrote: »
    It's not exaaaaaaaaactly that.... because it's more like 78./431372549 cents per game.

    Precisely.

    Mathematically speaking, I see what you did there.

    V1m
  • novamystiquenovamystique Registered User new member
    I very much need that face mask. Immediately.

    BigJoeM
  • Peter Man FoxPeter Man Fox Registered User new member
    I never thought a Switch game would make me addicted to Mahjong Solitaire, but here I am.
    Also, God bless Hanafuda for being so confusing yet so addicting.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I very much need that broom and sweater setup

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    I think it's ok to link a YouTube video here?... If not, go ahead and remove it.

    The broom setup in these comics just made me think of this video. It'll be even more funny for anyone who has experience with Midwest people. ;)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=SlHwTVaQN6A

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