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Penny Arcade to Fatal1ty: Suck It

Giant Bomb to PA: <3

Really, this just gives us another reason to not not go to the Penny Arcade Expo.

Press Release

World’s Top Gamer “Fatal1ty” will not be at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX)
PAX is proud to announce that they will not be welcoming E-sportsman Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to the event.


“There is no one else in the video game industry quite like Fatal1ty and we’re thrilled that he won't be attending our show” said Gabe, Chief Executive Officer of the Penny Arcade Expo, the greatest video game festival in the universe. “Seriously, if he even tries to come we'll kick him out.”

Penny Arcade Expo
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; an independent games showcase; game tournaments and more. Since its inception in 2004 the show has doubled in size year-over-year, growing from 4,500 attendees to 37,000 in 2007, making it the largest gaming festival in North America. For more information visit www.pennyarcadeexpo.com.

Penny Arcade

Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com) keeps its finger on the pulse of the gaming industry, prompting conversation and controversy alike from community members and industry experts. What started as a hobby in 1998 for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has grown into an online phenomenon serving 70 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX gaming festival ( www.pennyarcadeexpo.com), Penny Arcade has expanded its reach to include a growing line of merchandise, a video game and management of Child's Play ( www.childsplaycharity.org), a gamer-driven charity for children that spans the globe.
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Posted by Brad

Really, this just gives us another reason to not not go to the Penny Arcade Expo.

Press Release

World’s Top Gamer “Fatal1ty” will not be at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX)
PAX is proud to announce that they will not be welcoming E-sportsman Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to the event.


“There is no one else in the video game industry quite like Fatal1ty and we’re thrilled that he won't be attending our show” said Gabe, Chief Executive Officer of the Penny Arcade Expo, the greatest video game festival in the universe. “Seriously, if he even tries to come we'll kick him out.”

Penny Arcade Expo
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; an independent games showcase; game tournaments and more. Since its inception in 2004 the show has doubled in size year-over-year, growing from 4,500 attendees to 37,000 in 2007, making it the largest gaming festival in North America. For more information visit www.pennyarcadeexpo.com.

Penny Arcade

Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com) keeps its finger on the pulse of the gaming industry, prompting conversation and controversy alike from community members and industry experts. What started as a hobby in 1998 for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has grown into an online phenomenon serving 70 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX gaming festival ( www.pennyarcadeexpo.com), Penny Arcade has expanded its reach to include a growing line of merchandise, a video game and management of Child's Play ( www.childsplaycharity.org), a gamer-driven charity for children that spans the globe.
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Posted by Turtlefuzz

lol great story! I totally agree.

Posted by AnimeBeast

okay...

Posted by Trace

Yet another reason I wish I had the money go to PAX this year. That press release is gold.

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Posted by Kontrapunkt

Ahahaha poor Johnathan. Good on PAX, well done.

Posted by Kraznor

Not sure who or what this Fatal1ty guy is all about but whatever.

Posted by Megalon

Did I miss some kind of backstory here between these two? Fatal1ty has always struck me as a douche, but there must be something more for PAX to say this.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

I hate Penny Arcade.

Posted by Scratch

totally with PA on this one.

Posted by AegisOfDawn

That was hilarious, massive props to PA!

Posted by Venom666

Fat1....er Fatal1ty is some gaming guru...Always struck me as an a$$. I'm not sure of the backstory with PA, but it will be awesome to finally be there this year!

Posted by Mats

 lol:P

Posted by sundby
Posted by reversethedevil

is he even playing games anymore? I thought he was only ever good at the unreal tournaments or something.

Posted by kimjongslice
Posted by FiestaUnicorn

that's hilarious

Posted by xruntime

Is there some back story to this?

I know fatal1ty is a Quake player...that's all I know about him.

Posted by JDevL

I love that this is actually news. PAX forever.

Posted by SM2099

Why is their a fallout between this Fatal1ty and Penny Arcade?

Posted by Alphazero

I disagree, Penny Arcade can be very funny.

I have a keyboard and opinions.

Sincerely,
Alphazero

Posted by RHCPfan24

whatever.

Posted by MrCynical

Not at all funny. Anyway, reversethedevil I think he is still playing in the odd tournament, but he makes most (all?) of his money in endorsing PC components such as the Creative 'X-fi Fatal1ty' soundcard (I'm sure there's a graphics card line as well, Asus?).

Posted by SkyTurnsRed

Sort of annoys me, because of this: http://penny-arcade.com/2003/03/14/mtv-true-life/

"The Fatal1ty guy seems cool too. He obviously has some skills. It was nice that MTV treated the tourney so seriously. It would have been really easy to make that whole scene come off as dorky but they really treated it fairly. The shot at the end with Fatal1ty surrounded by girls was fucking great."

Granted, it was five years ago, but still. What said was said.

Posted by duxup

LOL, that's awesome.

Posted by Irishjohn

Yes.  I had tickets to PAX, I had flights, and and now I can't go.  Fantastic.

Posted by smithy1983uk

in the penny arcade press release they have In responseto this : http://kotaku.com/5033773/e-for-all-sees-fatal1ty-is-a-selling-point :)

Posted by LordAndrew

I love press releases like this. :)

Posted by Mjolnir

Gotta love the PA guys.  They'll stick it to anybody, and won't even care.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

I find the PA comics to be a little too smug for my liking but I love that they won't let this "Pro Gamer" into the event. The guy's a douche and gaming isn't a fucking sport.

Posted by Jawshua
Posted by Bulldog19892

Good for Penny Arcade. Fata1ity is just a corporate hack that does nothing but dumbs games down. If he had his way everything involving video games would have his name on it, and there would never be a storyline in a game again. Screw him.

Posted by Earthborn

Alphazero said:
"I disagree, Penny Arcade can be very funny.

I have a keyboard and opinions.

Sincerely,
Alphazero"


I <3 Alphazero

Posted by Bulldog19892

@SkyTurnsRed

Just because you think someone is cool doesn't mean you can't find them to be a douche-bag five years later. Fata1ity was intriguing at one point until he sold out like a brand-name prostitute.

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Dude, feed that douche to the Deep Crow.

Posted by Echo

I don't buy any computer hardware with the 'Fata1ity' name on it because it just seems so fake and stupid.

Posted by HykCraft

This is full of EPIC WIN!

Wendel is a fag.

Posted by FaintDeftone

The name Fatal1ty alone makes me cringe; its corny! I can't see how anybody would want to buy a product with his shit eating grin on the cover of the package.

Posted by Tarsier

I think they are just not letting him come so he doesn't own everyone?

Posted by Scroll

Haha, Fatality is a  complete douche.  Good see PA won't allow him in.

Posted by Paul

Wait. Are you going? Those damn double negatives get me every time. 

Posted by albedos_shadow

This is why I love those two.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

This is the first time I've ever heard of this guy. 

Now that I've read his suspiciously-worded Wiki, this is also the first time I've ever heard of our hobby described as a "sport."  I once got in an argument with an acquaintance of mine over whether or not golf or pool were sports.  I would never have dared add video games to that list.

And damn you, whoever you were, for Rick-rolling me.

Posted by Yit

I generally dislike Penny Arcade as a comic, but PAX sounds kick-ass. Where's all my east coast conventions?

Posted by REDRUN

I agree with PA on that one, there is no douche bag out there quite like Fatal1ty.

Posted by Dj

This makes me want to go even more.

Posted by ron15x

I care about Fatality about as much as I care about PA.  Whatever.

Posted by Doobit

I want to know the back story here too, don't follow PA all that much anymore. I initially thought it was just part of their chronic silliness.

I wish i could go to PAX... why does Australia have to be so far away... WHY!!!!!

Posted by Emiel

What's going on? Who's this fatility dude and why isnt he welcome?

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

Yea Fatal1ty is a douche but so are the Penny Arcade guys.  They're complete hypocrites, eff em

Posted by Blitzer

No idea what's going on here. But I'm not a Penny Arcade fan. Well I've never really checked out their site, but I'm not a big comic guy anyway.
So yea..pointless story for me.

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