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Shame we never got The Thing as a point-and-click adventure

I enjoy a good video game mockup every now and then, and this one is too rich of an idea not to share. Just imagine: John Carpenter's The Thing as a LucasArts-style point-and-click adventure game. Computer Artworks explored The Thing as a ...

 
 
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Ranking the best Star Wars games that I've played

May the fourth be with you! Ha-ha, just a little joke on today, May the 4th -- Star Wars day, to the uninitiated. It's perhaps our most American holiday: no day off from work and in tribute to consumption of a multi-billion dollar entertain...

 
 
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Review: Full Throttle Remastered

If there's one video game genre I missed out on, it's the point-and-click adventure titles. Hell, my first time with one was when I played Day of the Tentacle Remastered during the beginning of the year, which left me impressed with its Chu...

 
 
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Thimbleweed Park's pretty pixels get a release date

Thimbleweed Park, an adventure game led by industry legend Ron Gilbert, doubled its kickstarter goal when it was announced in 2014. It's a beautiful throwback to early Lucasarts adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tenta...

 
 
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King's Quest received a bonus epilogue episode yesterday

I'm a pretty big fan of old-school point-and-click adventure games. Grim Fandango is one of my favorites and I do have fond memories of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle. You'd think I'd have been all over the episodic King's Quest game...

 
 
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Our first good look at Full Throttle Remastered

Double Fine is bringing Full Throttle back into our lives with a remaster, and I am so thankful for that. I've somehow only partially played this beloved point-and-click adventure, so I'll happily take this as my chance at redemption. The ...

 
 
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November's Games with Gold month has awesome Xbox 360 titles

Microsoft has been killing it in terms of game selection for its Games with Gold service. Last month may have been a bit of a drag, but November has two stellar Xbox 360 titles on offer. Subscribers to Live Gold will be getting The Secret o...

 
 
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EA, Lucasfilm shut down Star Wars fan game

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney's Lucasfilm division and Electronic Arts have put the kibosh on Galaxy in Turmoil, a Star Wars fan game from Frontwire Studios. According to Frontwire president Tony Romanelli, h...

 
 
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No breasts, yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk

Aric Wilmunder worked on some of LucasArts' most famous classics, from Monkey Island to Day of the Tentacle. He sits somewhere between sentimental and pack rat, too, having kept a ton of the original documents behind the creation of these c...

 
 
 
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See footage of the cancelled Star Wars: Outpost

"Outpost" was listed as a blip in the news of several canceled games over at LucasArts ahead of the Disney acquisition. Star Wars 1313 and Battlefront-style shooter Star Wars: First Assault were also victims. Footage from the canned Star W...

 
 
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is now on Steam

Factor 5's 1998 classic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D is now available on Steam. The arcade-style dogfighter is currently going for $10, which is a hell of a lot less money than I spent renting this over and over again at Blockbust...

 
 
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VR Star Wars game leaked

Star Wars may be heading to a VR headset near you. Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, developed by LucasArts and the Industrial Light and Magic Lab, is reportedly coming to Vive. A video momentarily popped up on the ILMxLab YouTube channel...

 
 
 
 
 
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered is looking slick

Yesterday evening, Double Fine teased some new developments on the classic LucasArts adventure game Day of the Tentacle. Today and all this weekend, Tim Schafer's studio will be showing off Day of the Tentacle Remastered at Indiecade in Los...

 
 
 
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Fighter Squadron brings dogfights to Battlefront

Today at gamescom we got our first trailer for Fighter Squadron, a twenty person dogfight mode for Star Wars Battlefront. You can pilot a bunch of different ships, including the Millenium Falcon, and there will be twenty AI fighters flying...

 
 
 
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Grim Fandango Remaster now on App Store and Google Play

After almost 20 years, LucasArts' Grim Fandango was remastered by Double Fine Productions. It released in January on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux to mostly positive reception. Starting today, it will also be avai...

 
 
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BioWare writer would 'love' to work on another Star Wars RPG

BioWare writer David Gaider has hinted that he'd "love" to work on another Star Wars RPG. Though BioWare developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, there are no Star Wars games in the studio's...

 
 
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Zak McKracken fan film feels alien in all the right ways

In my mind, Zak McKracken is the unsung hero of the classic LucasArt point-and-click line up. If the Monkey Island series is analogous to a crowd-pleaser like Back to the Future, then Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is the equivale...

 
 




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South Park: Phone Destroyer"My phone is still well intact"

 

Battle Chef Brigade"Slice and dice"

 

Coco"I'm (nearly) in love with the Coco"

 

Batman - The Enemy Within: Fractured Mask"Episode 3 wildly tangled in its own cat's cradle"

 

School Girl/Zombie Hunter"A real class act"

 

Star Wars Battlefront II"You must learn control"

 

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV"Dad, dad, do the perfect cast!"

 

Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 
 
 

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Rasori

Quick question for PC people, When you want to swap over an Nvidia GPU, with a newer Nvidia GPU, is it ok to swap the cards over and install the new drivers on top of the old ones, or should I uninstall all old drivers first? Im hearing mixed

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

MST3K renewed for a 12th season! Hope that they respond to some of the feedback of the last season & work on Seasons 1~10 kept a lot of the same writers but took a while to really get a feel for their 11 was all new & wasnt BAD but had faults

 
Scrustle

So the new Splatoon update is out, and theres something about it we werent The Great Zapfish is missing! Again! Its not hiding behind the tower or flying around Maybe a tease for single player DLC?

 
Silver Luso

I hope I linked that Happy thanksgiving guys

 
DinoSir

Question for yall: How acceptable would it be for a PC Multiplayer only game to only operate using a controller? No mouse and keyboard

 
On Air Feast

Dual posts are I am Carry

 
occultuscmd

Sorry I havent posted much, moved to a new apt and its full of roaches! Been drawing and working on my Ill have more art and screenshots, but for now Im just enjoying some pumpkin pie and watching The

 
Agent9

man, the blogs are broken for me at so is the profile I really want to answer striders question, but I cant even reach it :(

 
Electric Reaper

In one episode of The Punisher, Frank Castle became a lot more sympathetic, and Billy Russo lost a lot of

 
LaTerry

I got Horizon Zero Dawn whilst Black Friday shopping and I am really enjoying it, but now I have a problem, do I focus attention on Nioh or Horizon?

 
 

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