Posts Tagged ‘Richard Cobbett’

FMV DOA + Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties!

By Kieron Gillen on May 17th, 2010.

Ubisoft's next-stage of DRM proves unpopular with focus groups.

It’s the sort of thing I’d save for the Sunday Papers but Richard Cobbett’s – Videogames Journalism’s answer to Livy – piece on the rise and fall (or rather birth and early death) of FMV games is so comprehensive it deserves a post of its own. Go read it here. Anyone got fond memories of any of them? Best of all, Cobbett unearths the legendarily infamous Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties, which is playable, in its entirety, via Interactive Youtube videos. You’ve probably made jokes about it, but have you ever played it? Do so below…
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Limbo of the Lost team Unlost

By Kieron Gillen on June 24th, 2008.

It Wasn't Me

While there’s been a few fakers, Majestic have been quiet since the Limbo of the Lost story blew up. However, they’ve recently issued a statement to Gamespot where they – I paraphrase – say it wasn’t them, guv. It was outsourcers. “To the best of our knowledge no one at Majestic, [European publisher] G2Games or [North American publisher Tri Synergy, Inc.] knew about this infringement and knowingly played any part in it.” they say. And there’ll be a recall. So, if true, was the outsourcer being prankish, incompetent, malicious or all three? This story’s just getting started.

Meanwhile, Videogame HyperSavant Richard Cobbett plays Limbo of the Lost so you don’t have to.

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