As far as webcomics go, Penny Arcade is pretty damn swell. But it’s become more than a mere webcomic, what with Child’s Play and PAX. Recently, it’s been moving into the big world of game journalism (assuming we can still call it journalism), with the terrific Penny Arcade Report, helmed by Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica. And they’ve got quite the treat for us – a 5,000 word interview with Gabe Newell (and his new beard), and an in-depth look at the insides of Valve HQ. Let’s check it out!