Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade (Erynn Rose photo)

This week on the GeekWire Show, we explain Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ plan to build a 10,000-year clock inside a Texas mountain; talk about Sir Mix-A-Lot’s latest technological innovations; and offer a reality check on the rumors that Seattle’s PopCap Games — maker of “Bejeweled” and “Plants vs. Zombies” — is in talks to be acquired for more than $1 billion.

Then we’re joined by Robert Khoo, president of Penny Arcade, the Seattle-based media company behind the hit Penny Arcade webcomic, Penny Arcade TV, and the popular Penny Arcade Expos — a.k.a. the guys who bring 70,000 gaming fanatics to downtown Seattle each year. It’s a great story, and we had fun talking with Robert about Penny Arcade’s growth and its unusual approach.

In the final segment, we have a new installment of our Name that Tech Tune contest, featuring a classic arcade game. If you think you know what it is, send your answer to

Here’s the MP3 file for this week’s show.

Show Notes: Stories and links related to the subjects we discussed …

PopCap RumorsReport: Mystery buyer acquiring PopCap for more than $1B … PopCap Games, by the numbers.

Jeff Bezos: Why Jeff Bezos is helping to create a 10,000 Year Clock inside a Texas mountain

Sir Mix-A-Lot: Posse on Facebook? Sir Mix-A-Lot debuts social media game with Seattle’s Giant ThinkwellSir Mix-A-Lot makes the greatest PR pitch everScenes from the GeekWire Launch Party.

Penny Arcade: PAX Prime: Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, August 26-28. (Sorry, it’s already sold out.) … PAX 2010: Pitch Your Game IdeaPenny Arcade TV …  Robert Khoo on Twitter: @rkhoo. Also see this great profile of Robert Khoo by the UW Foster School of Business.


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