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Fan art still has a special place in our hearts and eyes

15 Nov, 2017, 04:55 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 3

Remember fan art? Mojo might not have been all about it back in the days, but The SCUMM Bar sure was. Presently I suppose most Mojo/Monkey Island-based artists are too old mature to make much LEC-based fan art, or, as it turned out, that was what I thought.

Should you follow us on Twitter -- and why the hell aren't you -- you'd know we're all about fan art lately, thanks to our friends at The Art of Videogame. We'll give you three examples:

What the hell, right? Artist, and URL to full-size images are:

@mr_werewolf_art with full image here.

@zacgormania with full image here.

Scorbut Man with full image here.

My numerous attempts to get Dan Lee to make a comeback was met with laughter from the man, but let's all remember what the man did, during the hosted site glory days.

Telltale Games News

A rare glimmer in Telltale’s eye (though nothing good for the company, alas)

10 Nov, 2017, 04:10 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 1

In the midst of the truly soul-sucking Telltale layoff situation, some interesting auxiliary stuff is happening.

DC will release a limited time series named on TTG’s Batman seasons. So far the second season has been good, and one could hope DC would focus on that, though maybe they’ll try to salvage the final pieces from the downright awful first season.

We’ll know in February. Writer Chris Gage has a good rap sheet, so this might be a glass half full situation.

Telltale Games News

Telltale lays off 25% of its staff

07 Nov, 2017, 21:44 | Posted by: Remi | Source: Benzo | Comments: 4

Well, we saw this one coming.

Polygon reports 25% -- twenty-five percent -- of Telltale's workforce is being laid off. The reason, according to CEO Pete Hawley who apparently has no qualms emulating LucasArts at its worst, is "the realities of the environment we face moving forward". That is a somewhat familiar sentiment...

We wish those laid-off the best of luck moving forward themselves, and for those who are left... Run!

Telltale Games News

The Walking Dead collection comes to consoles, changes EVERYTHING

02 Nov, 2017, 17:50 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 1

So here's a bizarre one: The PS4 and Xbox One are getting a collection of The Walking Dead featuring all 19 episodes. That in itself isn't strange, of course, nor is the fact they get enhanced graphics. What is strange is how stylistically different the update is. To wit...

... we don't only get a completely overhauled color palette, but also actually altered details like the ceiling light.

Own yet another version of the games on December 5th, for a mere $50-¢1.

Telltale Games News

Tales from the Borderlands is free. Free!

26 Oct, 2017, 17:31 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 2
Update by Jennifer: Tales from the Borderlands is also free (and DRM-free), for Windows and macOS if you purchase $15 or more worth of games during the GOG.com Halloween Sale.

As long as you have an Xbox One. And wait until November. And have a Gold membership.

Caveats aside, Tales from the Borderlands is underrated and you should play it.

And that's all I got. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Double Fine News

Psychonauts playable on yet another platform

23 Oct, 2017, 18:05 | Posted by: Remi | Be the first to comment!

You can never play Psychonauts on enough platforms, so it just makes sense to pop your old Xbox disc into your Xbox One and give it a whirl there too. That's right, Psychonauts is among the first lucky 13 games to be playable on the One. And if you have lost your disc, you can even buy it for $9.99 digitally -- why wouldn't you want a tenth copy of the game?

The game apparently both looks and runs better, too, which is always a bonus. The feature will be available tomorrow.

LucasArts News

GOG.com Disney Publisher Sale

06 Oct, 2017, 19:36 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 1
All of Disney's catalog is currently on sale at GOG.com. That includes tons of LucasArts games:
  • Afterlife
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • The Dig
  • Loom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Monkey Island 1 SE
  • Monkey Island 2 SE
  • Outlaws + A Handful of Missions
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
  • Star Wars: Tie Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Star Wars: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1+2
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Star Wars: Star Fighter
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
  • Ron Gilbert News

    Ronzo reveals everything about the ending of Monkey Island 2; we can probably shut down

    01 Oct, 2017, 17:43 | Posted by: Remi | Source: Jake | Comments: 3

    Jake had not seen this video before, and nor had I — a PAX Australia keynote from Ron Gilbert where he, among a lot of other interesting tidbits, talks about how the ending of MI2 was conceived. Sure, it doesn’t reveal the secret (and so Mojo lives on; I mean if that piece of information ever gets out there, we can probably just pack up), but it gives you insight into how and why these things are written, and why it’s OK to be pissed off about endings.

    If you’re a heathen who hated the Twin Peaks season three ending, you should watch this. The big reveal can be found at 35:32, but you should watch the whole thing.

    House of Mojo News

    Mojo will remember that: A look at two Telltale-y games that defy linearity

    29 Sep, 2017, 00:29 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 5

    Oh, we might give Telltale some goodnatured ribbing now and again, but really, we consider them a BFF.

    However! As far as non-linear gaming where choices have consequences, we feel there are those who take that concept to a whole different level. During a particularly tense seminar, the Mojo Editorial Board™ voted that two games should be presented as what we consider proof of said statement: Life Is Strange and Until Dawn.

    So here they are, and now you should run and read our take on them, as well as what differentiates them from Telltale.

    Ron Gilbert News

    Ask Ron and Fox absolutely anything you can think of

    25 Sep, 2017, 20:31 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 5

    Mark the calendar: Presumably in celebration of the recent Thimbleweed Park release, the Nintendo Switch subreddit will feature an ask me anything session with Messrs. Ron Gilbert and David Fox. That's tomorrow, September 26th, 11am ET, 8am PST, 3pm GMT, which I'm pretty sure are the only three time zones of any importance.

    This is the perfect opportunity to ask Ron what the secret of Monkey Island is, because, let's be honest, the only reason we don't know is that nobody bothered to ask.

    House of Mojo News

    Hacking the Monkey Island 2 demo

    24 Sep, 2017, 19:32 | Posted by: Remi | Be the first to comment!

    Remember 2003? I don't either, but apparently, over at the ol' SCUMM Bar I wrote an article on the Monkey Island 2 demo during that August. I also remember we made huge claims about moving our content over here in 2006, and yada yada yada: Here you go: Hacking the Monkey Island 2 Demo is now on Mojo!

    How can you find undiscovered dialogue and music? We‘ll tell you how, and you do not even have to do it yourself; just read all about it! Yes, we wasted time writing this so go read it!

    Adventure News

    The Journey Down Concludes Today

    22 Sep, 2017, 00:07 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 1
    The adventure that was featured on our forums (when we had them), The Journey Down, sees the release of its third chapter today. With this release, SkyGoblin's excellent adventure inspired by LucasArts adventures like Grim Fandango and Monkey Island 2 is finally concluded. Find out what happens to Bwana and Kito, as they finally manage to journey down to the Underland on Steam, GOG.com or iTunes.
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