Penny Arcade Discovers Chests Of Dollars And Dumps PAR
Ben Kuchera just announced that the Penny Arcade Report is finished. On the Penny Arcade Blog, Jerry describes a change of heart. He and Mike are no longer interested running an Empire and have decided to eliminate PATV and the PAR. I never watched PATV though I did enjoy the Strip Search “Reality Show”. I have, however, kept the PAR RSS feed on the front page here. It was just the right amount of gaming news by people I “knew”. Anyway, I just wanted to say that a while back, Penny Arcade introduced Pinnys, and my speculation is that they are making so much money with it, they don’t even need site hits anymore. I am happy for anyone who is able to navigate the tricky waters of financial success, especially when ad-blocker software and the mobile technology (and its ad-less display) might cause a viable business strategy to fall apart. Anyway, those fellas have always been very humble in their thanks for donations, site hits, and any other support people thought of to give them. Were I living anywhere near a PAX venue, I would have been all over those collectible pins and full of anxiety and willing to pay premium dollar to acquire any that I might have missed. This is one of those times when I count myself lucky for being a “have-not”. I cannot help but smile at the genius of the idea of Pinnys though. It is like getting all of the revenue of Disneyland (which is where Mike got the idea) without having to pay any of the expenses! Talk about WOOT!