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Tales of Monkey Island

6 years ago

How Ron Gilbert Would/Wouldn’t Remake Monkey Island

Writing a long post about how you'd remake Monkey Island sure is a funny way of demonstrating that "I have no plans to make another Monkey Island." Threepwood co-parent Ron Gilbert's done it anyway, and while I believe him when he says he's currently not working on any such game, it's hard not to tin-foil-hat-read his post as essentially a public pitch to Disney now…

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7 years ago

Yo Ho Oh Shut Up: Pirate Offers Appear

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…

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9 years ago

Previously On Tales Of Monkey Island…

Here's my theory for how Telltale works out their pricing structures for their episodic adventures: They get a big wheel, almost as big as the one on Wheel Of Fortune, and they label each segment with things like, "$8.95 a month" or "$34.95 for the whole season only", or "Sell the first four chapters individually, then at the last moment change it so you have…

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Tales of Monkey Island Sees Sense

There was a bit of a kerfuffle a while back over Telltale's Monkey Islands not being entirely treated as episodes. In that you could only buy them as a job lot, despite the staggered release dates. Like, duh. American internet-folk will be glad to hear they no longer need to invest in five episodes up-front if they're not entirely sure whether the series is for…

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Tales Of Monkey Island Demo, Pricing Difference

The demo for the first Tales of Monkey Island episodic adventure is available now. As indeed is the game. It seems so soon after the first announcement that it exists. This time you don't appear to be able to buy the episodes separately. Instead Telltale want you to commit to the full five episode series in one purchase.

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Monkey Island 5: First Ep Next Week, New Vidaction

The year's most unexpected sequel is barrelling towards us, and Telltale hope to whet a few more preorder whistles by finally releasing a smidgen of interface'n'puzzle footage - specifically, the opening minutes of the reborn point'n'click adventure. Episode 1, Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, is out in just six pirate days (which are like normal days, but with a looser moral code), and if you're…

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RPS At E3: Returns To Monkey Island

Even a week after the announcement, the news that there's to be more Monkey Island still seems hard to believe. LucasArts, once an adored development house, has become known in recent years for little other than churning out Star Wars themed products of varying quality. Attempts at new licences during president Jim Ward's realm failed (possibly in no small part because they very were attempts…

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LeChuck Me: Monkey Island Returns

Shock! Classic comedy-adventure Monkey Island is coming back - twice. First up, we've got a remake of the original Secret of Monkey Island, complete with new graphics and - ooh, controversial - voicework. Then, Telltale (who handled the recent, divisive Sam & Max comeback series) will work with Lucasarts on five new gamettes, to be known as Tales of Monkey Island. Blimey. Hell just froze…

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