Penny Arcade! is an acutely funny romp through the lives of gabe and tycho, two unabashed (gaming) geeks. the cartoons are often angry, cynical, bitter but they are insightful and extremely creative. i am still browsing the archives and will keep track of particularly funny ones. these dudes live with one foot in our world and the other foot in one game or another. it strikes home because i have those tendencies and know many similiar people.
it is perhaps better to live life more fully in reality and avoid distraction, but there is also great joy in accepting who you are and that gaming (or anything else that isn't generally accepted) is a big part of it. this comic strip is about accepting who you are, and being able to laugh about it. the ease with which they shift from talking about the realities of games - new systems, lying marketers, sleazy CEOs, poor gaming performance, and being in the game itself - dealing with noobies, spawn camping, etc - is only possible with a large dose of self-acceptance.