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Second Penny Arcade Game Due Out This Week 68

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Hothead Games has announced that the second episode of the Penny Arcade: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness series is coming out this Wednesday, and they've released a trailer showing off some of the gameplay. ACG has an interview with Hothead's Joel DeYoung discussing the series and explaining some of the decision-making that went into its development. The game will launch for Linux, Mac, PC, and Xbox Live, with a PS3 version coming later. Feedback from players of the first game in the series inspired a $5 decrease in price this time around.
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Second Penny Arcade Game Due Out This Week

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  • Re:DRM (Score:3, Interesting)

    by MaWeiTao (908546) on Monday October 27, 2008 @12:21AM (#25523429)

    If you don't like DRM you shouldn't touch the game, period. That sends a stronger message than acquiring the game illegally. Otherwise you're just justifying to these companies the need for DRM.

    And to make things worse, you make it seem like you'll download the game illegally even if the game has no DRM.

  • Re:DRM (Score:3, Interesting)

    by mrchaotica (681592) * on Monday October 27, 2008 @02:01AM (#25523807)

    I don't see light DRM as being acceptable if it is just going to be continuously broken days after it comes out. I'd be fine with DRM IF it remains uncrackable (and obviously, not restrictive).

    This position is isomorphic to the position that all DRM is unacceptable.

  • Re:Not DRM related (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Firrenzi (229219) on Monday October 27, 2008 @03:16AM (#25524087)

    Actually this is one of the few games I have bought. I felt that after years of producing comics that gave me a good laugh ( though I wish fruit fucker and the divx player would make appearances again), i felt not just a relationship with the authors; and emotional investment if you will, in the characters that are portrayed through Penny Arcade. Playing the game was like reliving the comics

    Further to that, the price of the game wasn't too bad either.

  • by Sarusa (104047) on Monday October 27, 2008 @04:40AM (#25524407)

    Well, I kind of liked the first game (it was worth my $20 at the time), but I'm goddamn drowning here in Fable II, Fallout 3, Saint's Row 2, a Dead Space I haven't even opened, the new Castlevania...

    Just bad timing, guys. Your amusing writing but mediocre gameplay just can't compete with that. Maybe later?

  • by MWoody (222806) on Monday October 27, 2008 @06:26AM (#25524811)

    Not to mention the next installment in the Homestar Runner game coming out, er, today. And Little Big Planet. And Far Cry 2. And King's Bounty (which is remarkably awesome - it's like the Russians are the only ones who remember how to do good PC RPGs these days). And World of Goo. And the stuff at gog.com, crying "download me" directly into my subconscious. It'll be 2009 by the time I finish the stuff coming in the next week, and that doesn't take into account November's wave of gaming goodness.

  • As I said before ... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 27, 2008 @06:48AM (#25524897)
    I am not a Penny Arcade fan at all and I bought the first one merely for the native Linux support but it was fun as hell. Will buy the second ep for sure. It's about time they released it. I almost started feeling sorry for Mimes again.

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