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Penny Arcade's Podcast, "Downloadable Content": The Return

A project in Seattle, WA by Penny Arcade

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Every PAX, people ask "When are you doing more Podcasts?!?!" With your help, the answer will be "Really, Really Soon."
Backers: 5001
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $230,360 of $10
Dates: May 8th -> May 31st (24 days)
Project By: Penny Arcade
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Latest News

Kickstarter Wrap-Up, And The Return of Club PA

February 7th - via:
Anyone who has been around the site for awhile knows that we aren’t shy about trying new things business-wise. They don’t always work, but I want this to be a place where we make bets on things. Funding the site via a Kickstarter campaign was just such a thing; in addition to being experimental, it was one of the first steps we took toward moving backward in time. It reminded us of when we ran the site essentially on donations, which was something I really liked doing. It was only two of us back then, so it was a very different proposition financially. Still. Going that route was incredibly instructive personally and professionally. Here’s what I mean by that. (Read More)

$55 pledge reward (USB drive) is back

May 29th - via:
Good news: Brian was able to contact the USB drive manufacturer and bump our order quantity. As a result, the $55 pledge level is once again available.  (Read More)

DLC Poster reveal, and final stretch goal

May 29th - via:
In the Comments section backer Mike Deskin wondered, “I wonder if there'll be any more stretch goals, or if they'll show off concept art for the poster.” Wonder no more, Mike, and marvel instead. Behold! The “Downloadable Content” poster:... (Read More)

Revenge of the Drive, and the Pin

May 22nd - via:
Turns out these mockup images were too hot for the first update, so we moved image hosts for this followup. Without further ado: a mockup of the 8GB USB drive which, thanks to robust backing, is of custom manufacture: That image is straight from our... (Read More)

The Drive, and the Pin

May 22nd - via:
We've got mockups of two physical backer rewards for this here Kickstarter. First up is the 8GB USB drive which, thanks to robust backing, is of custom manufacture: That image is straight from our manufacturer. The stick and its cover come together... (Read More)

Family lunch

May 21st - via:
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We did it!

May 15th - via:
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Kickstarter Responds to Concerns Over Zach Braff Campaign

May 10th - via:
here’s been a lot of talk lately about what, exactly, are Kickstarter‘s guidelines and how they apply to various bigger fish, as it were, coming into the rather small pond of crowdfunding. Lots of claims have been made, and the grumbling is audible across most forms of social media, but what does Kickstarter the company actually think about all this? Hint: They like projects like the ones Zach Braff, Penny Arcade, and Veronica Mars have run. (Read More)

Editor's Letter: Penny Arcade and the Abuse of Kickstarter

The idea behind Kickstarter is a beautiful one - it's about the democratization of investment, about allowing the man in the basement with the dream to create an everlasting toothbrush to put his theory to the test. It's not an iTunes preorder page. (Read More)

Should I Be Angry Over A Kickstarter? A Useful Guide

May 9th - via:
Zach Braff. Nine-year-olds. Penny Arcade. It doesn’t matter who has a Kickstarter out there… somebody is angry about it. But how angry should you actually be? Here’s a useful guide. Actually, it really boils down to one fundamental question: Did the Kickstarter guarantee some form of product for the money given, and then not provide that product? If yes, get pissed. If no, calm down. Let’s take apart the objections to every single Kickstarter for existing, and why at root they’re absurd. (Read More)

Kickstarter Founders Say Braff, Veronica Mars Good for Ecosystem

May 9th - via:
Three co-founders of Kickstarter, Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler, have taken to the company blog to address a rather perplexing wave of controversy over a couple of high-profile film projects. (Read More)

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