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Old 06-01-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Monkey Island is Back

Rejoice my brothers, LucasArts has not forsaken us!

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif– June 1, 2009– LucasArts today announced that the original hilarious pirate adventure is back, with two new projects underway based on the classic Monkey Island franchise. Beginning in just a few short weeks, Telltale will premiere the Tales of Monkey Island™ game series, delivering a completely new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes on PC and WiiWare™. The Monkey Island celebration continues later in the summer when LucasArts publishes The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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But... but... a remake? [/isneversatisfied]

Also, I'll keep an eye out for this new one.


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Old 06-01-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Holy ****. I.... holy ****.


News that's not entirely lame from LucasArts!



Wait, this better not count as a new game.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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I have no idea what to even say...The idea never even crossed my mind that Monkey Island was going to be Telltale's new series. This is...amazing, and probably the best thing to come out of LucasArts' mouth in a long time.

**** yeah!


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Old 06-01-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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Wait, this better not count as a new game.
I was thinking on that. They may count this new episodic MI, but I doubt they'd do the same for the remake.

Yeah, hahah... they won't, right?


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Old 06-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #6
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What the hell, LA? What's this? You're actually giving us something we want?!

Awesome. (I'm also hoping these aren't the new announcements: Wednesday is Wednesday, okay?)


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Old 06-01-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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What the hell, LA? What's this? You're actually giving us something we want?!
I'm absolutely shocked about it myself. Does this mean if we go on spouting derisive comments about LA we might actually see a KotOR3?
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**** yeah!
That about sums it up.


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Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
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I just watched the video. Looks like I will be finally playing this game. The fact that you can chop and change between the new and old is awesome. Looking forward to it.


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Old 06-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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omg omg omg omg omg MI1-4 = my favs so this leaves me in a super-excited state...

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #10
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I'm pumped...who's getting it for the 360? PC?



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Old 06-01-2009, 05:47 PM   #11
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I will definitely be getting Secret of MI Special Edition for PC, I don't see the controls being all that great on 360. As for Tales, I'm undecided between Wii and PC.


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Old 06-01-2009, 07:12 PM   #12
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I don't respect anyone who doesn't buy this shirt immediately.

Also, anyone born after 1990, prepare to drown in my piss. This is hands down the best news we luddite bastards have had in years. Damn right I'll be rubbing it in your faces.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:29 PM   #13
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Looks like I will be finally playing this game.
Can't believe there are still people who haven't played this game. I guess it's the ideal opportunity to get to know this pearl.


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Old 06-01-2009, 07:43 PM   #14
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^I have appreciated every monkey island game but this one...it's about time...



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Old 06-02-2009, 06:52 AM   #15
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The fact that you can chop and change between the new and old is awesome.
The whole switcheroo feature between old and new versions is pure genius.

I'm still in shock. This has got to be the coolest thing that LA has done in years.


"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:33 AM   #16
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What the hell, LA? What's this? You're actually giving us something we want?!
Does this mean that Tie Fighter 2 can't be far behind?

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #17
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Does this mean that Tie Fighter 2 can't be far behind?
Alright, let's not go too far. They're still LucasArts.


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Old 06-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #18
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Does this mean that Tie Fighter 2 can't be far behind?
Unfortunately almost nobody has joysticks anymore, and anything more complicated than Beatin' Mama or whatever its called can't be sold to the majority of gamers (retards). Making games for a smaller but devoted fanbase, as opposed to the lowest common denominator (retards), is pretty much gone now. Accessibility killed the personal computer as far as I'm concerned.
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Accessibility killed the personal computer
I feel a song coming.


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Old 06-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #20
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I played you on a Pentium back in '92
Flying through space intent at shooting back at you
If I was young it didn't stop you from shooting through

Oh a-oh

They took the joystick from your new Intel PC
Replaced by a thumbstick and new technology
and now I understand the retards that you see

Oh a-oh

I met your children

Oh a-oh

What did you tell them?
Accessibility Killed the Personal Computer
Accessibility Killed the Personal Computer

Consoles came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh


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Old 06-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:01 AM   #23
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Guybrush has such a badass goatee in it.

Is LucasArts finally becoming awesome again? We will have to wait for later today, but cue thread in 3, 2...

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What I found incredible was that the game is built on top of the original's code and you can just switch between the old and new versions seamlessly with a button. In fact, the game looks so cool, I'm starting to imagine that there are actually humans developing this game, like actually back when Monkey Island was made.



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Old 06-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #24
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Unfortunately almost nobody has joysticks anymore
I still do, so that should be reason enough right there.

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LucasArts and Monkey Island are back!!! Yippee Ki Yay


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Old 06-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #26
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Check out the interview I got to do with Dave Grossman and Emily Morganti: http://www.mixnmojo.com/features/rea...cle=tmipreview

I should have a couple more articles up soon previewing what I was shown for both Tales of MI and Secret of MI Special Edition.


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Old 06-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #27
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Drat Jeff, you should have asked them what the outlook is for LucasArts Adventure Games now that these two games have been announced. Are they going to make a comeback?

But oh well, you got to talk to Grossman, you awesomely lucky little sonofa.


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Yeah, I must have been so mesmerized by his awesome, I didn't even think to get a photo taken with him. It was really cool though, it was in their hotel room before E3. So aside from any publications they had at their hq the day the game was announced (AdventureGamers), I was the first one to see the game at E3, and probably got to see more than they showed at their meeting room.


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Old 06-03-2009, 11:58 PM   #29
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Oh no, they were mesmerized by your awesome, Jeff. I bet they were itching to tell you they've got a full Monkey Island game in the works and a Grim Fandango episodic series and a Full Throttle sequel, but didn't mention because they thought it would be insolent.


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Here's my Tales of MI preview: http://www.mixnmojo.com/features/rea...cle=tmipreview

and Secret of MI SE: http://www.mixnmojo.com/features/rea...article=somise


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