penny arcade podcast

April 30th, 2006

I’m about five weeks late on this, but yesterday I finally listened to the Penny Arcade podcast, and it is utterly charming. It’s pretty much comprehensible only by hardcore gaming geeks (and even then, probably only for a subset of those) but if you feel that tag applies to you, then I suspect you’ll love it. Both of the guys are equally unabashedly dorky and hilarious, and it’s fascinating hearing these two guys develop an idea — for every gag found in their strip, they must reject at least five.

It’s been inspiring watching these guys improve their game and evolve their niche over the past couple of years. Jerry has gotten sharper with regards to writing the strip as Mike has improved at illustrating it — also, they’ve done a whole lot to evolve the profile of “gaming” and “gamers” in general. These guys represent a very rare case of people deserving of every ounce of success this world can heap upon them… I’m choking up a little here.


2 Responses to “penny arcade podcast”

  1. Joshua says:

    You know what I love? I love how much they totally don’t look like their characters.

    Also, I love that they’re funny.

  2. cauley says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That photo is wonderful!