Submitted by TheNewSquid 815d ago | opinion piece

Penny Arcade, Dickwolves, and Censorship – Why I’m Not Disappointed That I Skipped PAX

GeekParty writes: "PAX is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the US, so things like 'not going to PAX' have become something of a statement. Those of us at GeekParty who didn’t attend this year weren’t making a statement, though; We just didn’t have the money to go. Thankfully, Mike Krahulik has decided to make it incredibly simple for me to not regret that." (Culture, PAX Prime 2013, Penny Arcade)

banshee46  +   815d ago
I stopped reading Penny-Arcade a couple of years ago, for this exact reason.
TheNewSquid  +   815d ago
Ben Kuchera, of the PA Report, is a fantastic games journalist, though. I will concede to that.
EllieLockhart  +   815d ago
Thanks for this. I absolutely believe in boycotting PA - they're entertainers, their job is to entertain me, and I can't be entertained by someone who clearly has no regard for the human dignity of me and a significant portion of the people I know.
ElephantLord  +   815d ago
That is a very interesting and thought provoking article.
Suloyapla  +   815d ago
I don't really follow them all that much, but it seems they need more professionalism in their work environment.
raygun-goth  +   815d ago
Their stance on rape jokes in general has always weirded me out, and I definitely agree with the article content. But then, rape jokes have always weirded me out, after having worked with and lived with victims.
yellowgerbil  +   815d ago
What is the issue? They referenced but didn't explain what it was that is offending people and causing boycotting? I haven't read their comic in about 8 years so don't know what it's about.
Is it that 2 panel comic about being raped that is the issue? because I saw nothing wrong with that. wasn't funny but neither did I find it offensive.
banshee46  +   815d ago
It was actually how they handled it. If they'd made the comic and moved on, then no big deal. But instead, they took time to mock people for being offended, up to and including making merchandise based on the joke that offended people.

That's textbook power display, and it's a horrible way to do business.
Look at all the comments from people that are apart of the site where the article is from. lol

Anyway, there was already a discussion about this which was equally retarded.

KonsoruMasuta  +   815d ago
I don't get how people can get offered by something that isn't even real?

How many people are actually raped by dickwolves?
banshee46  +   814d ago
It wasn't the original comic. It was the follow up.

Besides that, the original situation hardly matters, except insofar as it was a PR disaster. As business people, they should have known better. They did not.
GT67  +   814d ago
dang!! they were here in SEATTLE yesterday did not kno about it until buddy of mine on the bus mention he work in the seattle convention center hosting Pax .....
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Cueil  +   814d ago
the comic and then the follow up were both funny as all get out... weak hearted individuals who get offended can kiss my behind.. I love PA

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