Penny Arcade's editorial operation, the Penny Arcade Report, is shutting down after a two-year run. Led by Ben Kuchera, the crew there worked hard to do quality reporting and writing about video games and pop culture. Their successes are numerous and the outlet will be missed. Good luck to all the PAR folks past and present from us here at Kotaku.
(For a little more on why this is happening, read this post from Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins, who seems properly bummed about the closure but optimistic about PA's future, which still includes the online comic strip, the PAX events, the Child's Play charity and apparently, some big dreams that are about to become a reality.)