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The gas and the chainsaw: Together again for the first time
We were lucky enough to have Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) on Sup Holmes a few weeks back. Looking back, it looks like Ron may have been utilizing the show for a little pre-kickstarter promotion. Explains why h... read feature

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Get to know the people who make great videogames
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes we... read feature

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Monkey Island

How Ron Gilbert would maybe make a new Monkey Island game


IF.... he did. IF
Apr 16
With The Cave released and Ron Gilbert departing Double Fine for pastures new, he's had some time to reflect on maybe his most cherished legacy, Monkey Island. In a blog post, Ron speculates how he'd design a new Monkey Islan... read
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Carnival of Monkey Island

Carnival of Monkey Island is a fanmade, hand-drawn sequel


Please don't Cease and Desist this, Disney!
Apr 10
I want a new Monkey Island. So does some guy on the Adventure Game Studio forum, who announced Carnival of Monkey Island, which is a fanmade entry that will take place inbetween the second and third MI games (is that a m... read
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'Death makes sad stories of us all.'
With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years. Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and f... read feature

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Double Fine

Ron Gilbert announces departure from Double Fine


The adventure veteran is working on an iOS game, until his next project
Mar 12
In 1990, Ron Gilbert made the genre-defining Secret of Monkey Island with Tim Schafer. Two decades later, Gilbert joined Schafer's studio, Double Fine Productions. And now, after releasing his latest adventure, The Cave, Gilb... read
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GOG.com welcomes Sam, Max, and Guybrush


Jun 26
GOG.com has been my go-to site for adventure gaming for quite some time. It used to just be for the classics I remember from my misspent youth; whiled away with pointing and, indeed, clicking. Now, more and more modern titles... read
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Double Fine is one of those rare anomalies that carries a truck-ton of admiration from its fans, almost no scorn or distaste from anyone in this industry, and yet it has still experienced a fluctuation of moderate monetary s... read feature

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Check out the first part of the feature, here! The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most ... read feature

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There's a second part, too! For almost a decade, I used to hate being an adventure game fan. It meant that I had experienced some of the best writing and most inventive gameplay the medium had to offer, only to have that take... read feature

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Monkey Island collection coming to Europe this fall


Jul 09
The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection, which could possibly be the longest and most complicated name conceived for a videogame bundle, is coming to Europe as a retail release on September 9th, 2011. The Monkey Island S... read
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Fill out this survey and get Monkey Island for free


Jun 22
Specifically, you'll get Tales of Monkey Island episodes 4 & 5 for free on WiiWare by filling out this survey. Yeah, that's it. Just follow the instructions on the survey and you'll get the games for free. Note that this ... read
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Adventure Games, Pt. 2


Nov 09
Finally! Here is part two of this season's HAWP finale! Anthony wants to apologize for the delay, but you can't really rush something this awesome. Once again, the sprite work (and the editing, and the sound mixing) was done ... read
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Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Jedi, in Force Unleashed II


Sep 29
Look behind you! A three-headed Sith Lord! In one of the strangest bits of news I've heard all week, LucasArts has revealed that Monkey Island star Guybrush Threepwood will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ... read
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Adventure Games, Pt. 1


Sep 27
The first part of HAWP's two-parter finale is here! Actually, it was here on Friday, but I was too busy working on a finale of my own to be able to post about it here... thankfully, stuff this good never expires. And it's onl... read
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Tim Schafer has hired Ron Gilbert on at Double Fine


Sep 27
Tim Schafer of Double Fine has hired on Ron Gilbert to make a new game. The pair are responsible for the beloved Monkey Island games. What could they be up to now? Double Fine is working on four games for THQ, and the first o... read
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Here is the evolution of LeChuck for Monkey Island 2: SE


Jun 02
LeChuck is a classic villain. He has a singular and grandiose focus, always has a sinister plan to achieve his ends and repeatedly opens himself up to being defeated by a bumbling loser with luck on their side. It doesn't get... read
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Telltale offers up spectacular Monkey Island bundle


May 04
For this week only, developer Telltale Games is offering the full season of its Tales of Monkey Island series and Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 20 bucks.Why both games -- the latter developed internally by Luca... read
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Click on this story, play Monkey Island Special Edition


Apr 30
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... read
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Tim Schafer to invade Europe, talk at Develop


Apr 28
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... read
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Monkey Island: SE 2 commentators revealed


Apr 26
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 ... read
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Monkey Island 2: SE to have audio commentary


Apr 25
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 ... read
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New screens of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge SE


Apr 06
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... read
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GDC: Monkey Island 2: SE coming, MI: SE hitting PS3 & Mac


Mar 10
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, ... read
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MacHeist offering up a deal on Tales Of Monkey Island


Mar 07
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... read
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Tales of Monkey Island hits the Macintosh


Feb 12
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... read
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Take a survey, get a free Telltale game


Jan 29
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 smar... read
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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, se... read feature

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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... read feature

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


Dec 04
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... read






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