Penny-Arcade Asks Cosplayer to Stop Being So Hot

Don’t you hate it when you are hanging out with an attractive woman, who just happens to be dressed like someone from a video game/anime—making her ten times more attractive, and she is quickly asked to leave the convention floor?  While this might not ever happen to any of us, it did to Jessica Nigri – just sans the understanding nerd who is going to take her home later.  All joking aside, PAX was totally in the right to ask her to leave, writing this article is hard enough with her pictures up—I can’t imagine what it would have done to sweaty nerds in Boston.

Listens of the pod will know my story about booth babes, and in all honesty I think that it is best that they are removed from conventions.  I may not have anything against hot women wearing clothing that makes me want to be around them more; it is just that I don’t really feel like a video game trade show is the time or the place to create massive lines just to have a picture taken and generate interest in something that just isn’t the game it was designed to promote.  Also, the guys at Penny-Arcade really are trying to make the entire show something that you can take your children to, and this is something that may make that weird for some parents—and I don’t really want to be around the ones that it isn’t weird for.

Link: Kotaku

Spoony Bard Podcast: Episode 32: I Be Rapping Terrible

I don’t know about most people, but back in the day I was terrible at Parappa, and while time has made me mildly better at the game I can’t say that it is really something that I can ace on the first try–or even the 12th.  After bringing up the main thread of old games we talk for awhile about anime and some of our favorite shows that are coming back, namely Futurama and how awesome John Benjamen has a Van is.  We bring up my new iPhone and why Stark thinks that I am becoming one of the many faceless mobs, and why Dungeon Siege probably isn’t helping that cause that much.  Also I discuss the lengths that a Disgaea hole can last for, while we have why everything about Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 isn’t what you really want in a game.

So, for those of you that listen on the site–or for those that just want to inform us more– I feel like pointing out that we would love you guys commenting on how you think that we are doing with the show now that it is back in full swing.  I would also like to point out that you can like us on Facebook and follow us (mainly me being drunk and saying terrible things) on twitter.