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Quick Dickwolves overview

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In 2010 the Penny Arcade guys made the above comic. When the rape joke was criticized the PA guys made dickwolves merchandise. The merch lead to even more criticism and it was eventually pulled.

In an interview conducted over this weekend’s Pax Prime event the comic’s artist Mike Krahulik stated pulling the merch was a mistake. Thus the uproar starts all over again.

Personally the original comic doesn’t offend me. Rape along with cancer, AIDs, and other “touchy” subjects are not off limits to humor. But when they decided to create t-shirts and merchandise about the joke that’s where I draw the line.

There was no need to open this can of worms all over again at PAX this past weekend. To make a comment like that about and issue from three years ago is only asking for drama.

“You know that I don’t hold grudges, like I can be incredibly mad and then fine the next minute, as long as I get it out. And I feel like we got this out, so I’m not mad about it anymore, but, I think that pulling the dickwolves merchandise was a mistake,”

via Kotaku

You don’t hold grudges and yet you are bringing up an issue that died in 2010. Sounds like you’re still bitter to me.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in PAX

 

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PAX East 2011 has come and gone

It was a bitter sweet ending yesterday when I said my good byes, got in my car and watched the convention center disappear from view in my rear view mirror. As exhausted as I was by Sunday, I still didn’t want the weekend to end. PAX East, or any gaming convention for that matter, is a place for gamers to be themselves. A place to totally geek out and gush about what you love. You are completely surrounded by your own kind. Gamers.

I was of course excited to try my hand at Gears of War 3 and Homefront. But I was even more excited to get the chance to meet some pretty freakin cool gamers. Now I have faces to go along with the voices I over Xbox LIVE. Speaking of voices, what could be cooler than meeting someone who does a voice on one of the biggest gaming franchises!?

Carlos Ferro made and appearance at this years PAX East. You might recognize his voice from Gears of War as Dom, and Assassin’s Creed as Leonardo Da Vinci.

I was also able to gush to Stephen Toulouse (aka Stepto) about how awesome the Xbox LIVE Policy Enforcement team is.

PAX East 2011 blew the 2010 version out of the water. I can’t wait for what 2012 will bring next year. So I leave you with the following embarrassing video that was a result of peer pressure. Enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8DSoRKy910


 
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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in PAX

 

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Xbox LIVE PET shows off at PAX East

Today at PAX East the Xbox LIVE Policy Enforcment team gave gamers a first time look at the technology used to sort through the complaints and law breakers on Xbox LIVE. I was able to take the following video from the panel itself, which describes how the program, dubbed “Vulcan”, works and how it is used to keep Xbox LIVE clean.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsphgVUh7g

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in PAX

 

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PAX East inches closer


And I’ll be there to play every game I can get my hands on. Two big name games I hear will be on the floor are Homefront and Gears of War 3. But games and swag aren’t they only thing I’m excited for. Panels are a major staple for the Penny Arcade Expo. With so much packed into each of the three days of this conventions of awesomeness it’s tough to decide which ones to sit in on.

For those of you attending, it might be useful to download the PAX Assistant app on Android. Read up on all the panels, pick and choose to create your personal schedule for the weekend.

So who’s going? I know it’s a big convention center but keep an eye out for me. Or tweet me @bowski477

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in PAX

 

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