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Penny Arcade Ep 3 binned, Hothead focusing on DeathSpank 31 Mar, 2010, 01:20 / 13 comments

While we've only cast a cursory glance towards the Penny Arcade Adventures series by Hothead (the only reason we did at all was due to Ron Gilbert helping out with them), I for one thoroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately due to flagging interest (both from its creators and the public) Episode 3 is now no more. The story will continue on the Penny Arcade website, if they actually bother to mention it at all this time.

The good news is that DeathSpank is alive and well, and with PAA Ep 3's cancellation Hothead are now focusing all their attention on making it great. Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade said:
"Hothead has DeathSpank and they have a chance to do something really cool with it, and they need to have an opportunity to make it incredible.."
Comments: 13 / Source: Joystiq

Comments

  • Shmargin on 04 Apr, 2010, 04:39…
    So weird how the Database appears fine on all these pages...
  • Maratanos on 04 Apr, 2010, 14:22…
    I know, right?
  • Logic on 31 Mar, 2010, 10:59…
    Are there any disgruntled ex-mojoers with motive for these heinous acts of site deformery?
  • bakana on 31 Mar, 2010, 10:36…
    I'm guessing (hoping, really) this is some site-hack-themed April Fool's japery.

    And not the site dying a visibly painful death.
  • AlfredJ on 31 Mar, 2010, 09:25…
    What in the world is happening to Mojo. Everything is all big and flashing and red!

    Oh, yeah, it's a real shame PAA got canceled, but there was no way in hell they were going to make money out of a third episode. I sure hope Deathspank will give them the fame they deserve.
  • SurplusGamer on 31 Mar, 2010, 09:19…
    Big news.
  • WorldMaker on 31 Mar, 2010, 04:31…
    I figured Ep. 3 was dead at PAX last fall. I got a feeling someone was going to announce the demise there, but then got cold feet, or were waiting for some other shoe to drop.

    It's a shame, I think that the Penny Arcade Episodes had a good humor and some good possibilities for them in the future.

    As much as I'm interested in DeathSpank, I am worried that it is increasingly appearing to be Hothead's Last Stand. Even if DeathSpank does well and saves Hothead, I'm afraid the damage has probably already been done and Hothead's interest in small adventure-like games has already waned.

    Not that I know anything beyond rumors and hearsay, I'm just an underemployed adventure game fan that wanted to play Episode 3...
  • Sp0tted on 31 Mar, 2010, 02:03…
    New Font Fun?
  • jp-30 on 31 Mar, 2010, 04:36…
    No Font Fun.
    CSS Is Bung.
  • Capn_Nacho on 31 Mar, 2010, 05:15…
    Early candidate: Best Newspost Comment Thread 2010
  • The Tingler on 31 Mar, 2010, 08:28…
    I noticed this, I thought it was just me. Weird.
  • V_Ben on 31 Mar, 2010, 10:43…
    this is still weird :-)
  • Sp0tted on 31 Mar, 2010, 13:36…
    All this size 12 Times New Roman makes me feel like I am reading a research paper, not a video game site ;-)