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The Phoenix's Greatest Hits of 2011

We have to admit it: we're a little bit awesome. It's true.
Self-Aggrandizement Dept.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 23, 2011
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Counter 'attack'

I have been on the fringe of the Penny Arcade "dickwolves" controversy, and I found a lot of the bluster as pointless, because I understood fully what the original comic was trying to say.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 18, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 25, 2011
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Photos: PAX East 2011 (Saturday)

Giant rampaging Pikachus, Jedi knights, and garden-variety zombies
At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center | March 12, 2011
By DAVE BARKER  |  March 18, 2011
PAX East in Boston

At PAX, everyone gets along

PAX East came to the Boston Convention Center this past weekend, bringing 69,500 gamers together for three days of video and computer-game demos, nerdcore concerts, panel discussions about the industry and gamer culture at large, and chances to meet the
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By MADDY MYERS  |  March 18, 2011

Responses to the Dickwolves Debacle

Your article " When Dickwolves Attack " (March 4) was great — really well written, and you explain the significance of everything very well. I wasn't much of a Penny Arcade fan, so it was easy for me to forget the vast scope of their influence, for exam
Letters to the Boston editor, March 18, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 18, 2011
Desperately Seeking Pyramid Head: PAX East, in Craigslist Missed Connections

Desperately Seeking Pyramid Head: PAX East, in Craigslist Missed Connections


So PAX East has come and gone -- and left behind a trail of broken hearts. One has only to check out the "Missed Connections"...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  March 16, 2011


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Gaming, rape culture, and how I stopped reading Penny Arcade

One September evening in 2005, I sat in a packed MIT lecture hall and watched as Mike Krahulik drew the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory on a blackboard.
When dickwolves attack
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 04, 2011
Penny Arcade's Dickwolves Debacle continues

Penny Arcade's Dickwolves Debacle continues


To recap: Penny Arcade made a joke that included rape peripherally -- that is to say, fictional rape by fictional monsters called "Dickwolves" -- and...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 22, 2010
PAX East 2011 tickets on sale now

PAX East 2011 tickets on sale now


So how's your March of next year looking? Well, block off the 11th through the 13th, because that's when PAX is happening. Next year's version...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 27, 2010
Penny Arcade surprised to find that rape jokes offend people

Penny Arcade surprised to find that rape jokes offend people


Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, artist and author of Penny Arcade Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon has already highlighted the key points of Penny Arcade's recent...
By Maddy Myers  |  August 16, 2010
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Photos: PAX East 2010 (Saturday)

Not pictured: Guy dressed as an enormous Fruit Fucker 2000
At the Hynes Convention Center | March 27, 2010
By DAVE BARKER  |  April 02, 2010


PAX East 2010 (Sunday) Video: Jerry & Mike Answer Fans' Questions


Don't ask me why Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik (author and artist of the webcomic Penny Arcade) chose to back their dramatic entrance with Katt...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 29, 2010

PAX East, Day One: Penny Arcade Q&A + the "Girls & Games" Panel


The Penny Arcade Expo, aka PAX East, finally has arrived. 60,000 gamers hit up Boston to celebrate their hobby/obsession, check out sweet new releases, and...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 26, 2010

In honor of PAX East: An extended Jonathan Coulton interview


Jonathan Coulton serenades Wil Wheaton at PAX 2009So -- like the other 60,000 of you who are piling into the Hynes Convention Center this weekend...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 26, 2010
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A hurricane of pure video-game bliss is set to pummel Boston this weekend, as thousands of gamers converge on the Hynes Convention Center for the Penny Arcade Expo.
Jonathan Coulton talks PAX
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010
PAX East & Anime Boston: One Month Away!

PAX East & Anime Boston: One Month Away!


  There’s only one month left before PAX East comes to Boston (March 26-28). That’s right: one month until Penny Arcade’s author and artist duo...
By Maddy Myers  |  February 24, 2010


Ctrl+Alt+Del's Winter-een-mas spontaneously aborts

Ctrl+Alt+Del's Winter-een-mas spontaneously aborts


 How do you know your webcomic's in trouble? When you've got Rob Liefeld making fun of you. (You know, the guy who can't draw feet,...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 29, 2010