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10:20 AM on 04.30.2010

Click on this story, play Monkey Island Special Edition

Since you're probably at work and looking to slack off, I have just the thing for you: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Yeah, after the jump (provided you're running Windows) you can play the game right here in y...

Nick Chester

10:00 AM on 04.28.2010

Tim Schafer to invade Europe, talk at Develop

Double Fine's Tim Schafer's a funny guy. Great talker. Talented industry veteran. Makes some pretty great, clever games. That's why he'll be giving a game design talk at this year's Develop conference in Brighton. Makes sense...

Nick Chester

8:00 PM on 04.26.2010

Monkey Island: SE 2 commentators revealed

Long ago, at the San Francisco reveal event for Monkey Island: Special Edition 2, it was announced that the follow-up special edition would feature new Guybrush hair and developer-led commentary. Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer ...

Brad Nicholson

7:00 PM on 04.25.2010

Monkey Island 2: SE to have audio commentary

I've always imagined that the fellows behind the classic Lucas Arts point-and-click adventure games were some of the funniest and most interesting people ever. Now thanks to Monkey Island 2: Special Edition I will finally be ...

Matthew Razak

11:40 AM on 04.06.2010

New screens of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge SE

LucasArts has started a stream of screens of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition. Every day, via the Monkey Island Adventures Facebook page they're going to give us one still from the original game and then, la...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:10 PM on 03.10.2010

GDC: Monkey Island 2: SE coming, MI: SE hitting PS3 & Mac

An exciting bit of news for fans of the Monkey Island games -- so exciting, in fact, that I can hardly believe I managed to fit it all into the headline. I have just received word via carrier pigeon from our main man at GDC, ...

Jordan Devore





11:00 PM on 03.07.2010

MacHeist offering up a deal on Tales Of Monkey Island

We don't report to much on Mac gaming here, but I'd like to rectify that a bit if I can by pointing you towards MacHeist and their crazy good deal going on right now. They've got all the chapters of Tales of Monkey Island ava...

Matthew Razak

11:30 PM on 02.12.2010

Tales of Monkey Island hits the Macintosh

All of Tales of Monkey Island is now available on a third platform: the Macintosh. Earlier yesterday, series developer Telltale Games announced its commitment to the Apple platform alongside the $35 port reveal. And it appear...

Brad Nicholson



Take a survey, get a free Telltale game photo
Take a survey, get a free Telltale game
by Conrad Zimmerman

Seeking some input on the next Sam & Max season, the fine folks at Telltale Games want to know about what kinds of games you're playing and have set up a survey to ask exactly that. They're not only fine, but they're smart too. They know that this is the internet and we won't do anything, even the most minor of efforts, without some sort of remuneration. 

To that end, they're going to give away one free episode from any Telltale series for people who fill out the survey. That means Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit, or even the very funny Tales of Monkey Island series. Hot stuff.

Quantities are limited to however many people they decide they need for their sample size, so I would get right on it if I were you. You can check out the survey here.

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Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5 photo
Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5
by Anthony Burch

Guybrush Threepwood is dead; long live Guybrush Threepwood. Thrown into the underworld and seemingly powerless to stop the forces of piratey evil , the fifth Tales of Monkey Island chapter, entitled Rise of the Pirate God, sees our bumbling hero tasked with sealing a rift in time and space, saving his beloved Elaine, and defeating an all-too-familiar evil.

But is it any good?

Telltale season finales have been somewhat unpredictable, historically speaking. Sam and Max's second season had a pretty good ending, as did Wallace and Gromit, but the Strong Bad finale was undeniably subpar, and even Sam and Max's season two finale couldn't match the brilliance of its penultimate episode.

Where does Tales of Monkey Island fall on this scale? Does it bring all the series' unanswered questions to a satisfying close, or does Guybrush Threepwood's latest adventure end with a disappointing thud?

You'll have to hit the jump to find out (mild spoilers for the entire series).

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Celebrate Guybrush's life, win the full season of Tales of Monkey Island photo
Celebrate Guybrush's life, win the full season of Tales of Monkey Island
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The fifth and final chapter of Tales of Monkey Island is out today for the PC. In the final chapter, Guybrush Threepwood is technically dead but he does come back as a ghost. Still, dead is dead and when someone dies, we like to remember all the good times we shared with the deceased.

How would you remember Guybrush? We're giving away five copies of the full season of Tales of Monkey Island for the PC as part of our 25 days of giving and in order to win a copy of the series, we want you to tell us how you would remember Guybrush. Share your favorite memories with Guybrush, write a poem, a haiku or even some Monkey Island style puns -- the choice is yours.

We'll be picking the five most entertaining comments to give the full season of Tales of Monkey Island to. You have until tonight at 11:59PM CST to enter and contest is open worldwide. One entry per person only.

[Update: Contest closed! Congrats to D Sane, raggedglory, FatherChesz, Boatz and Sonic9jct!]

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11:30 PM on 12.04.2009

Funeral of a friend: Tales of Monkey Island Ep. 5

Wednesday night I went to a funeral. Well, I wouldn't exactly call it a funeral. When the deceased in question was, according to long time friend Dave Grossman, "struggling with an inventory item addiction," it was more farci...

Ben Perlee

8:40 AM on 12.04.2009

Skeleton confirmed for Tales of Monkey Island chapter 5

The Tales of Monkey Island series is rushing to a close December 8 with the release of “Rise of the Pirate God,” the fifth and final installment. No doubt some MI fans are experiencing confused feelings about this...

Brad Nicholson

8:20 AM on 11.19.2009

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5 hitting in December

Tales of Monkey Island draws to a close this December with the release of the final episodic chapter on the 8th of next month. Dubbed “Rise of the Pirate God,” Telltale Games has said via a recent press release th...

Brad Nicholson

1:00 PM on 10.28.2009

Fourth Tales of Monkey Island episode hits this Friday

The fourth and second-to-last episode of Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island series, intriguingly entitled "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood," comes out this Friday.According to the Telltale press releas...

Anthony Burch



Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3 photo
Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
by Brad Nicholson
Another chapter in the Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island episodic series was released yesterday afternoon. Chapter 3, or the “Lair of the Leviathan” kicks off as a powerful whale swallows the whole of the Screaming Narwhal. Mighty pirate Threepwood never has it easy, eh?

The previous chapter was a bust, perhaps lingering too much on item collection and exploration on top of a confusing map. The latest chapter is nothing of the sort. Clear and confined, this downloadable treat captures the MI vibe once again and focuses on character interaction and simple item exploration.

Of course, I won’t give it all away. Hit the break for the review.view full story + comments