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News Post: Paws For Effect

8 hours 54 min ago
Tycho: It’s quite true: in the near future, Mike Krahulik will be running Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team for an unforgettable one shot tabletop experience to remember dot com.  I know what he’s planning on doing, and it is not dumb but is in fact super rad.  I knew shit had gotten real when he said that he had to go to Michaels.  And I don’t mean his house.  I mean like this Michaels. When he starts loading up on foam and shit, fuckin’ make room. I’m looking forward to his game on there.  I don’t think anything bad…
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Comic: Paws For Effect

9 hours 2 min ago
New Comic: Paws For Effect
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News Post: Fritterer

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:24
Tycho: After Gabriel tried Arms during the Global Test Punch and bounced completely off the experience, I did my best to advocate for the game.  There’s something here, I said.  Discrete, particular hands are an illusion, I said - the hand is a mutable concept.  There’s a way to mash buttons playing the game but that’s not where it tops out.  It looks goofy as hell, but don’t be fooled. I advocated so hard and for so long that I neglected to buy the game when it came out.  Maybe I was busy creating worlds or losing at Warmachine.  But there must…
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Comic: Fritterer

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Fritterer
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News Post: Escapades

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:47
Tycho: I would have thought that Escape Rooms would be the kind of nerd shit that wouldn’t catch. Brenna is a nerd, Theatre Division, but if I start talking about how Commander Farsight can declare Mont’ka once per game even if Kauyan or Mont’ka has already been declared, her eyes roll back into her head.  Not as a joke.  I think it is actually killing her when I get into wargame shit. I think Escape Rooms lie at a strange crossroads, which may have something to do with their apparently seismic impact.  First, let me say that I was surprised to find that this was a…
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Comic: Escapades

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Escapades
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News Post: Reading Gaol

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:47
Tycho: I love Professor Layton and I love Ace Attorney.  Gabriel does not.  And it turns out that if you put both of those games together he likes them even less. We have a bunch of cool shit on the store that you might be tantalized by.  Here!  Let me warm up the ol’ tantalizer: This must be in the running for “most triumphant pin.” Dabe swung through AcqInc to do a refresh on the basic design, and I love what he came up with.  Kiko’s immortal logo supports the human spine, literally and figuratively, like a marble column.  But! We…
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Comic: Reading Gaol

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Reading Gaol
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News Post: Hard Mode

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:42
Tycho: I’m not even interested in peeling the Exclusivity onion.  The only medicine for these Goddamn maneuvers is to tend a fucking menagerie of consoles so that you can never be flanked by these beasts.  Here is our exxxclusive guide to exclusivity - only at Pronny Urcrod Dort Crim. My favorite thing from E3 so far is Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and I’m not makin’ a joke.  Well…  Anthem, also.  But I occasionally move the controllers on a Switch that isn’t even on, and when I do so, I am iterating a fantasy where I play this unlikely…
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Comic: Hard Mode

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Hard Mode
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News Post: Invisibilia

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:17
Tycho: Brenna went out and saw Wonder Woman last night, and was enraptured; I am given to understand that evil did not endure.  Gabreel only had single problem with the film that I know about, and we had to make it up for the strip. Unless it’s a movie mostly about Lego shit, seeing a movie with Brenna is… not impossible, per se.  I would say it’s on par with establishing a Lunar Colony.  Teams of specialists are activated.  Multiple failures intrude on the way to success.  Occasionally, there are deaths.  But they knew the risks. I’m really…
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Comic: Invisibilia

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Invisibilia
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News Post: Atomic Side-Eye

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 21:58
Tycho: Battleborn just went free-to-play-but-not-really-it’s-just-a-perpetual-free-trial-and-alternative-business-model-which-I-can’t-meaningfully-distinguish-from-f2p, or something, and maybe that’ll work for them.  Games go free with varying levels of success; Star Wars: the Old Republic is often hailed as an optimal example, though it’s starting to become clear to me that many of my friends are super into ESO.  Retail launch for these service-product chimaerae looks more and more like the the disposable first stage of a rocket. In this case, they’re going…
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Comic: Atomic Side-Eye

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: Atomic Side-Eye
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News Post: Exclusive Merch At Checkout For PAX West Badges

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:48
Tycho: We started doing it for PAX Aus with some cool, unique stuff you can throw into your cart with your tickets, and we have some items we’re trying out for PAX Prime I Mean West: First up, we’re working with the crew over at Level Up Dice again to make a custom set of metal six-siders with case!  $38, shipping is included. There’s also a blankie, based on the street banners outside the show. $38, shipping is included. The scarf is back, also, with a heartwarming missive that stands in defiance of a cold world.  $28, and you might be startled to learn this but…
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News Post: The Opposite Of Engage

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 21:50
Tycho: This didn’t happen to us; it happened to one of our crew.  Specifically, our Engineer.  I don’t know what time it was where he lives, but whatever it showed on mortal clocks it wasn’t time to be yelling at invisible people at his house - a fact made clear by the powerful mic he was using, which allowed us to hear absolutely everything going on in this couple’s intimate conflict.  Near the end, I saw him look up, and to the left, bending his head toward an invisible, angry woman, and ask for a kiss. No kiss was forthcoming. Our virtual lives got…
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Comic: The Opposite Of Engage

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: The Opposite Of Engage
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News Post: New Civilization

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:11
Tycho: Kiko asked me if Star Trek: Bridge Crew was VR’s “Killer App.”  I could hear the quotation marks around Killer App; he was trying to create a kind of ironic gully around the term.  But he also really wanted to know if it was the Killer App.  I’ll tell you what I told him. Most VR games, for many resons, are single player experiences.  We’ve gone into why a couple times; what I understand from those trying to plough up this space is that the current rate of hardware adoption alone makes a multiplayer offering a dangerous proposition.  But…
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Comic: New Civilization

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:01
New Comic: New Civilization
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News Post: Au Naturel

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:29
Tycho: One year at PAX Aus, Kristin (whose work you absolutely know from PAX and Child’s Play) was splitting a room with Kiko.  Whenever she was not ensuring the utmost experience for attendees, she was shotgunning episodes of Supernatural.  The more I tugged on this thread, the more I discovered that… Supernaturality was everywhere.  And its agents were implanted deep, deep in the office. But now, Supernatural fandom has infected young Gorbiriel.  Only I have remained stalwart and true.  I exclusively enjoy cool, great shows, like the old Buck Rogers and SeaQuest…
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