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Yo Ho Oh Shut Up: Pirate Offers Appear

I'll accept it if everyone's talking like Murray.

So, it’s bloody Talk Like An Idiot Day. Oh, internet, you’re good at some things, but you’re not at others.

And worse, Talk Like A Pirate Day has now become so horribly commercialised. Remember when it was all just that annoying friend thinking they were being amusingly wacky? Perhaps wearing a novelty eye-patch and shouting “ARRRRRRHHH” until someone punched them? Those original values are lost amongst a bunch of publishers and developers thinking it canny to release pirate-themed news today. So it is that Tales Of Monkey Island is on sale, and Pirates Of New Horizons promotes itself with a video. And there will probably be others too. More details below. (NO NOT “BELOW” LIKE ON A PIRATE SHIP.)

Oh, it's a bit smug, isn't it?

So Telltale in a zany press release, in which they’ve attempted to write a pirate’s accent in text, have made it known that the full series of Tales Of Monkey Island is on sale for a week, starting today. At an impressive 70% off. “That be some fine booty!” they say, apparently without shame. Although it seems they’ve shot their cannon load a little early, since the offer doesn’t appear to have started. Expect this to be available on their site once lazy America is properly awake.

Can it be talk TO a pirate day?

Then there’s Pirates Of New Horizons, a platformer by Exit Strategy that’s currently in prototype for anyone to try. Using Unity it looks like an interesting project (and I promise to give it a proper look soon). But then they went and did this:

I’ll add others if they appear.

Me hearties.

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