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Gabe / on Wed, Apr 7 2004 at 9:35 pm

This is important

In the last week I have been accused of selling out to Blizzard, Ubisoft and Taco Bell. While it’s true that I would gladly sign over my rights to Penny Arcade for a life-time supply of meef and cheese churritos, that day has not yet arrived.

The fact is that we talk about and advertise the shit we think is hot. If we’re advertising a game it’s because we chose it. We are like the vegetable guy at your local Safeway. We hand pick only the freshest titles to display on the site.

I actually have been avoiding writing about Splinter Cell:PT for a while. I was afraid that people would say I had sold out, what with the comic book and all the ads. Even though I play the game every fucking night I refused to write about it. How stupid is that shit? I mean, what happens if we get asked to do a twenty page World of Warcraft comic, am I gonna turn them down because I don’t want it to look like I “sold out” to Blizzard? No fucking way!

Tycho and I are going to keep talking about the games we love. God willing those will be the same games we’re advertising and creating comics for. Just consider the alternative for a second. Would you rather see us talking about Splinter Cell and advertising the new Scooby Doo game?  I’m not going to apologize for the fact that the games we advertise end up being the games we talk about in the post. We are advertising them for a reason after all.

I’ve said it before but I think it’s worth repeating. You will know when we sell out. It will be painfully obvious as you drink your Gabe Shake and play with the tiny Div toy you got in your Penny Arcade kid’s meal. Until then, cut us some fucking slack.

-Gabe out


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