Penny Arcade Sells Out

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Gahars, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    New Jersey
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Penny-Arcade is a pretty big name in the gaming community. It's one of (if not the) most successful web comics out there, has provided commentary on geek culture for over a decade, and spawned PAX, a popular games expo. And now, they're giving Kickstarter a whirl.

    Gabe and Tycho are, in a nutshell, hoping to remove all advertisements from their website. The more fans put in, the less ads they would have to put up with, which leaves more room for meaningful content.

    The Kickstarter Project, for anyone interested.

    It's an interesting idea, asking fans to fund the website directly rather than through advertisements. If this little experiment ends up working out, we could easily see other websites following suit.

    Still, I can't help but wonder when we'll get our FF2000 Kickstarter. I'm a busy man, and I need my fruit freshly pulverized now, damn it!
  2. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    I would rather see them use the money for something else. If people are concerned about the ads, they should just get Adblock.
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  3. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Yes, except if everyone used adblock, they would have no ad revenue.
    Thus they would need this kickstarter even more (or use more invasive ads that adblock can't cut out).
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