Stolen Pixels #244: Fan Bait

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This game is so cool. I can just run it in a window and play it on/off through out the time i'm on the computer :D

Agree its purely fanservice.

Watched Total Biscuit's WTF is poker night at the inventory
basically got all the fanservice desired in barely 2 rounds.

And I find tycho there a total c***

Shamus Young:
This is obviously an experiment, so I'm hoping this game is successful enough to achieve regular follow-up titles.

I couldn't agree with you more. I read some reviews about how "terrible" a poker game this was... except... everyone I who is playing this couldn't play poker before they bought it. I think some people (game journalist types) are really missing the point on this one. I'm glad to see you got it at least =S

Enjoying the game a lot, shame I can't change the "Idle chit-chat" setting for some buggy reason.

Woah. That is NOT how imagined Tycho. As far as Penny Arcade goes, The voices of the characters are usually just Mike(Gabe) and Jerry(Tycho). On Topic, I have no idea how to play poker, so i can't really comment on this game.

The fan service is awesome, the Poker is broken as all hell.

I was in a 1v1 against Max, I had a flush max had two sevens... somehow a pair of sevens beat out a flush and I had almost double the cash of max before going all in so it wasn't a case of not being able to cover the sidepot.

Poker Night at the Inventory is seriously fucked up when it comes to the most basic rules of Poker and is in bad need of a patch and for someone over at Telltale to go a google search on hand values.

haha yeah, I had 3 kings and 2 twos and got beaten by 2 kings and 2 twos. fail much? still, the game is a lot of fun, especially for 5 bucks.

This is how fan service is done. I'm a sucker for card games, too. So let's hope there is a healthy franchise of this kind of stuff in the near future.

Doctor Insanovic:
haha yeah, I had 3 kings and 2 twos and got beaten by 2 kings and 2 twos. fail much? still, the game is a lot of fun, especially for 5 bucks.

Thats five kings... there are only 4 kings in a deck of cards. Was that a typo or were there really 5 kings in play?

I'll have to try this game, although the weak AI will probably frustrate me as I'm quite an avid poker player.

the protaginist:
Woah. That is NOT how imagined Tycho. As far as Penny Arcade goes, The voices of the characters are usually just Mike(Gabe) and Jerry(Tycho). On Topic, I have no idea how to play poker, so i can't really comment on this game.

I've never heard either of them.

Fan bate? More like Fan Master Bate.

I just don't like poker, so I didn't buy it. I guess it's nice if you want to play it but don't want to go anywhere or can't find anyone to play it with.

Poker is a fad card game? Because fads tend to hang around for 100+ years...

though... I did just buy me some bitchin` new pogs.

Void(null):

Doctor Insanovic:
haha yeah, I had 3 kings and 2 twos and got beaten by 2 kings and 2 twos. fail much? still, the game is a lot of fun, especially for 5 bucks.

Thats five kings... there are only 4 kings in a deck of cards. Was that a typo or were there really 5 kings in play?

The game uses the rules of Texas Hold 'Em, where each player is dealt two cards, and there are five shared cards on the table. Assuming there were two kings on the table, and Doc had one in his hand, his opponent would have two knigs (the ones on the table) and he would have three (two on table, one in hand).

I didn't buy it because it seemed like a cash grab to me, but admittedly I would like to see this kind of thing done more often.

Argh, I sense mental contradiction.

This is... probably the hundredth time I've heard the name Justin Bieber inserted into a joke, but for the life of me I don't know why. His Wikipedia article isn't inherently odd or anything, although he seems to get a lot of attention for being young. Can anyone explain the reason he keeps being referenced all the time? It makes about as much sense to me as using any random name, like Nolan Bushrock or something.

I think it's great fun, but from these characters, I'm a sucker for fanservice.

I always heard him with a mellow voice. Maybe not Kelsey Grammer, but something like Jeff Goldbloom or a white version of Cedric the Entertainer

Looks interesting and rather entertaining, lets see what people think of it.

Birras:

Void(null):

Doctor Insanovic:
haha yeah, I had 3 kings and 2 twos and got beaten by 2 kings and 2 twos. fail much? still, the game is a lot of fun, especially for 5 bucks.

Thats five kings... there are only 4 kings in a deck of cards. Was that a typo or were there really 5 kings in play?

The game uses the rules of Texas Hold 'Em, where each player is dealt two cards, and there are five shared cards on the table. Assuming there were two kings on the table, and Doc had one in his hand, his opponent would have two knigs (the ones on the table) and he would have three (two on table, one in hand).

Ok yeah, no I see what he is saying now. There were a pair of kings and a pair of 2's in the slip.

Brain fart before coffee.

MooseHowl:
This is... probably the hundredth time I've heard the name Justin Bieber inserted into a joke, but for the life of me I don't know why. His Wikipedia article isn't inherently odd or anything, although he seems to get a lot of attention for being young. Can anyone explain the reason he keeps being referenced all the time? It makes about as much sense to me as using any random name, like Nolan Bushrock or something.

maybe you've been insulated from the media frenzy about Justin Bieber, since you live in Canada. but down here in the US, we hear his name about every 4th word it seems. he's basically just your run-of-the-mill, pretty, mediocre (at best), flavor-of-the-week, girl bait.

on topic: cool game concept. i'd be tempted to check it out, despite not being a poker player.

Void(null):

Birras:

Void(null):

Thats five kings... there are only 4 kings in a deck of cards. Was that a typo or were there really 5 kings in play?

The game uses the rules of Texas Hold 'Em, where each player is dealt two cards, and there are five shared cards on the table. Assuming there were two kings on the table, and Doc had one in his hand, his opponent would have two knigs (the ones on the table) and he would have three (two on table, one in hand).

Ok yeah, no I see what he is saying now. There were a pair of kings and a pair of 2's in the slip.

Brain fart before coffee.

Or if he had pocket kings and there was a king and a pair of twos on the table (with the opponent having the fourth king).

Myself, I'm a casual poker player and I didn't notice any problems with them assigning inappropriate wins. I have, however, gotten my share of bad beats: Ace-Jack to Ace-5 and Max pairs his 5 on the river. Makes me want to slap someone.

...I ended up playing some TF2 instead. :-p

Overall it seemed a rather mediocre game. Though the chatter between the characters is amusing, all of it is played within the first two games and afterward the repeated chatter just gets annoying and in the way of the game, as the chatter would override the voice cues for actual game actions. The poker itself seems glitched, I once got beaten by a three-of-a-kind despite having a straight, and once got dealt only one card for my hand.

Played it until I unlocked the TF2 items, then never touched it again.

$5 well spent. Just for the writing.

For 3 i got a high quality 3D poker game with an epic sense of humor, spades of inside jokes and fan service and some bonus TF2 swag.

Meh I like Poker and the guys are amusing. 4.50 well spent for me.

I passed on this because I can't stand the voices of either Strong Bad or Heavy for more than 10 consecutive seconds.

MR T3D:
Agree its purely fanservice.

Watched Total Biscuit's WTF is poker night at the inventory
basically got all the fanservice desired in barely 2 rounds.

And I find tycho there a total c***

[DISCLAIMER: The following is nothing personal, I am merely required to do this every time I see someone swear on the internet and censor it. Especially on this site.]

It's okay to swear on the internet, you know. Your mom's not gonna read it, she's too busy being fucked... BY ME.

Anyway, I could care less about this game because I don't give a shit about ANY of those franchises.

If anyone else imagined voices for them, I'd love to hear who you chose.

I don't really imagine voices for them yet I seem to have an idea for what they sound like, because this Tycho sounds... wrong, somehow.

Scrumpmonkey:
For 3 i got a high quality 3D poker game with an epic sense of humor, spades of inside jokes and fan service and some bonus TF2 swag.

Yeah, the AI may be pretty lousy, there's some horrible lag, but it's a fun game I can play just before I switch off for the night.

I'm amazed at all these reports on the players cheating and the hands not being valued correctly as I've never had a single problem.

And yeah Shamus, 'fad card game'...unlike say "fitting shapes into others to make them disappear" or "building block simulators"

Formica Archonis:

If anyone else imagined voices for them, I'd love to hear who you chose.

I don't really imagine voices for them yet I seem to have an idea for what they sound like, because this Tycho sounds... wrong, somehow.

I would assume that it is because the Penny Arcade comics exist in a visual medium and rely on visuals to tell a joke. Penny Arcade got the hang of this and rely on jokes that work best when read rather than heard. To compound matters, we also invent our own voices for the characters in comics and when we hear one that isn't what we think it is, it seems wrong.

Either that or the voice is just flat out strange.

Is it werid for tyco to be in a bunch of webcomics other than penny arcade?

I wonder if I could just buy the banter between Max and The Heavy. That's all I want from this game.

The_root_of_all_evil:

And yeah Shamus, 'fad card game'...unlike say "fitting shapes into others to make them disappear" or "building block simulators"

"fad" in the sense that five years ago I'd never heard of Texas Hold 'Em, and now it's on TV, all over the web in a thousand different versions, on Facebook, and flooding my spam filter. "fad" meaning sudden but passing popularity.

I don't think Minecraft or Chime have anywhere near the widespread popularity of Texas Hold 'Em.

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